Eric Holder Is Considering A Presidential Bid

According to sources within his inner circle, former Attorney General Eric Holder is mulling a presidential run against Donald Trump.

Holder, a close friend to former president Obama, has kept a relatively low profile since leaving his White House post. However, in an interview with Yahoo News, the progressive lawyer stated that he now feels compelled to reenter the political fray now that Donald Trump occupies the White House.

“Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” stated Holder. “But that’s about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general. A certain familiarity as the first African-American attorney general.”

“There’s a justified perception that I’m close to President Obama. So I want to use whatever skills I have, whatever notoriety I have, to be effective in opposing things that are, at the end of the day, just bad for the country.”

And “opposing things” he has done.

His law firm served as leading counsel in drafting SB 54 – a California bill designed to block the Trump administration from forcing local police units to deport illegal immigrants. If passed, the bill would literally transform the whole of California into a sanctuary state. Holder has certainly invested his time in the bill – his firm was on a $25,000-a-month contract with the California legislature amid drafting the legislation. The California Senate is still paying him for his services.

The West Coast aside, Holder has been getting more politically involved across the country. He spoke last week at the Virginia Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner – a political fundraiser in support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam. Speeches at the dinner were plush with anti-Trump commentary.

Holder is also focusing on issues that are much more broad is scope. He serves as chair of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee – a group looking to prep Democrats for 2020, when the U.S. Census shows us how many people live where and states subsequently redraw their congressional maps. Many liberals believe they are victims of gerrymandered districts.

The former attorney general is in the early stages of forming a PAC-like organization with the intention of blocking President Trump’s agenda using legal means. He is hoping the fledgling organization will act as a coordinator of sorts for lawyers in opposing legislation and executive orders.

As for a presidential run, a lot is yet to be seen by Eric Holder. There is a rising crop of contenders in the 2020 Democratic presidential field and he is certainly low on the list. It can’t help that he began and ended his tenure as Obama’s attorney general in controversy.

Fresh into his new job as leader of the Department of Justice, Holder dropped a civil suit by the DOJ into possible voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party (members of the Party stood in front of voting centers brandishing bats and appeared intimidating). When explaining his reasoning in a House subcommittee hearing, Holder stated, “When you compare what people endured in the South in the ’60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, to compare what people subjected to that with what happened in Philadelphia… I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people.”

Of course, much speculation ensued by what Holder meant with the “my people” comment.

One of Obama’s greatest blunders was the botched Fast and Furious operation. Amid the many congressional inquiries into the affair, House members had enough of the former attorney general continually stonewalling information from the investigation. Eric Holder subsequently became the first U.S. Attorney General in history to be held in both criminal and civil contempt of Congress.

No matter where you stand on the political spectrum – that’s a lot of baggage to look past. I don’t see Holder getting very far in any presidential campaign endeavors.

 

 

JUSTICE: After Seven Years, Brian Terry’s Killer Has Been Arrested

This has been a long time coming.

It is one story, one atrocity, in a long list of unanswered calls for justice coming out of the wreckage that was the Obama presidency.

Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry was murdered in 2010 by a gun put in the hands of Mexican criminals by the Obama administration.

For seven long years, there has been no justice and no relief for the Terry family, but on Wednesday, there was a glimmer of hope, for the first time since Terry’s tragic end.

The Washington Examiner is reporting that a U.S.-Mexico law enforcement task force have tracked down and arrested the cartel member responsible for Brian Terry’s murder.

Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes was taken into custody at a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua by Mexican police, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit.

U.S. officials said they will seek Osorio-Arellanes’ extradition to the U.S., according to Fox News. Authorities had offered a $250,000 reward for information that led to the suspect’s arrest, though it’s unclear if his whereabouts were reported to law enforcement.

Good. Get him here and give him the harshest possible penalty for his crimes.

If there was anything resembling a purpose to Brian Terry’s death, it would be that it exposed the corrupt and bungling efforts of Obama’s ATF, and Eric Holder, head of the Justice Department, at that time.

Terry’s death revealed the Obama administration had conducted Operation Fast and Furious, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) plot to sell guns to criminals in Phoenix, Ariz. The intent was to sell the weapons to non-U.S. drug cartel players and track the weapons.

However, ATF lost track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns that were purchased and two of those lost weapons turned out to be the ones left at the scene.

Brian Terry died after crossing paths with the “rip crew” – five members of the Mexican cartel who had been combing a section of the border, looking for drug dealers to rob.

Osirio-Arellanes’ arrest raises the number of those involved in the “rip crew” up to four, with one member still on the loose.

This arrest can’t bring Brian Terry back to his family, but may it give them some measure of peace that has alluded them for the past seven years.

Susan Rice: What’s Past is Prologue

“When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.”  Proverbs 21:15

Once again, Republican lawmakers are demanding yet another Obama administration official appear before them to explain her actions. Once again, the threat of a subpoena emerges. Who is the target this time? None other than Susan Rice, the National Security Advisor to the President Obama White House. She of the Sunday Benghazi video deception.

Her newest alleged offenses are the acquisition of the names of Trump campaign officials via unmasking request of FISA warrant surveillance, as well as possibly being the lead Obama official leaking this information to the Washington Post and New York Times.

Yesterday, right on cue, Republicans in the Senate began to indignantly  demand Susan Rice’s appearance before their committees to explain her actions. (Politico)

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr on Tuesday would not rule out the possibility of requesting an interview with Rice as part of his panel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election.  Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican and a member of the intelligence panel, said he wanted Rice to come before the committee, saying, “It sounds to me like she has some information that would be pertinent to the investigation.”“If there is intelligence that leads to a reason for us to look at Susan Rice, then we’ll do it,” the North Carolina Republican told reporters. “Whether it’s Susan Rice or anybody, if there is intelligence that leads to some value at bringing them in, inviting them in for an interview, then we’ll have them in.”

Not to be left out, House Republicans echoed the same talking point: (Daily Caller)

Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins, and Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Lou Barletta wrote a letter to the leaders of the intelligence committees citing media reports related to Obama national security adviser Susan Rice that connect her to the unmasking of President Trump’s transition team. “As members of the Trump transition, we are deeply troubled by these revelations. We demand that Ms. Rice be called to testify before Congress in order to discern her motivations for these actions. If true, her behavior appears negligent at best and criminal at worst,” the letter reads. The letter continues, “Media reports indicating the possible ‘unmasking’ of Members of Congress and other Americans for political purposes during the course of intelligence sharing shocks the conscience.” Republican House Intelligence Committee member Peter King told The Daily Caller Monday night. “I would think she would need to come in explain her position.”

However, if recent history can be used as a guide, Ms. Rice and others in the White House Obama cabal need not worry about potential consequences of their actions, not should they have any concern about bothering to pencil in an appearance before Congress.

For the past eight years, Republicans have loudly condemned lawlessness by Obama officials, not the least of which is former Sec. of State Clinton. They have held Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, issued subpoenas for appearance which were ignored, and have subpoenaed documents from the FBI which were never honored.

To be sure, Rep. Jason Chaffetz R-U has referred Brian Pagliano to Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Hot Air):

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions today asking Sessions to consider convening a grand jury or bringing charges against Hillary Clinton’s former IT guy, Bryan Pagliano. Pagliano was subpoenaed to testify before the committee last year but refused to appear on two occasions. After the second refusal, the Oversight Committee voted to hold Pagliano in contempt.

To date, it appears Mr. Pagliano has not been indicted, nor arrested for his “contumacious conduct”. There has been no word from the DOJ on this matter.

Rep. Lamar Smith R-Texas, House Science Committee Chairman threatened Platte River with the same contempt charges for ignoring his committee’s subpoenas. (Press Release Oct 28, 2016)

“Throughout the investigation of the security of former Secretary Clinton’s private server, the committee’s inquiries have been met with resistance and obstruction by companies and organizations associated with former Secretary Clinton. Given this reasoning, I recently announced that the committee intends to hold her private server company, Platte River Networks, in contempt of Congress.

Chairman Smith goes further to explain how his committee has been stymied:

Background: On Oct. 20, Smith announced plans to hold the company that set up and maintained former Secretary Clinton’s private server, Platte River Networks, in contempt of Congress. At a Sept. 28 House Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Smith urged FBI Director James Comey to reopen the FBI’s investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server. On Sept. 20, Rep. Smith issued a subpoena to FBI Director Comey for documents and information related to the security of Clinton’s private email account and server. The Committee requested these documents in a Sept. 9 letter. Director Comey has failed to produce any documents pursuant to the previous request. On Aug. 22, Smith issued subpoenas to the three companies who maintain former Secretary Clinton’s private server with the support of U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, after the companies failed to comply with the Science Committee’s voluntary request for documents and interviews.

The Clinton’s roam free, as do their sycophants from both State and the foundation. There are too many alleged offenses to list, but one would be amiss to not list one of the most grievous. To wit: at least 20% of US uranium ore is now owned and/or controlled by Russia. There doesn’t even seem to be any effort to reclaim one of our most valued natural assets.

The only possible reason for the continued contempt Democrats and liberals hold for Republican lawmakers, and one of the primary reasons they continue to obfuscate truth, obstruct process, and coordinate almost daily attacks against both Republicans in Congress and the Administration is they simply neither respect nor fear the Grand Old Party.

To be fair, one can hardly blame them. Time after time, various GOP officials rush in front of the cameras, trumpet pious sound bites, then proceed to do exactly not one damn thing.

William Shakespeare’s Antonio in The Tempest Act II Scene 1 perfectly sums up the current Republican / Democrat dynamic:

“Whereof what’s past is prologue, what to come
In yours and my discharge.”

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. As the prologue is to a play, so history has set the stage for the present. Liberals have shown no reluctance to lawlessness in furthering their agenda, but instead appear willing to escalate it. It is high time for senior Republican lawmakers in concert with the Attorney General to deliver justice which as been denied for far too long.

Liberals and Neocons – Strange Bedfellows

Fact: During the Fast and Furious scandal, no Democratic Senator called for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor. Attorney General Eric Holder was held in Contempt of Congress, with no support from the Democrats. (Fortune)

Fact: The IRS targeted several Tea Party organizations. Conservative Republicans pushed for the IRS Director to be impeached for lying to Congress about these partisan attacks. Both Democrats as well as moderate Republicans successfully resisted this effort.(Forbes)

Fact: Hillary Clinton’s IT guy, Brian Pagliano evaded a legal subpoena from Congress. Once again, Democrats rallied in support of their candidate and party. (Observer)

Fact: Susan Rice lied to the American public on five different Sunday talk shows about the Benghazi scandal. Across the board, she was defended by her party. (ABC News)

Fact: The State Department and the DOJ obfuscated the Hillary Clinton email scandal investigation. (FOX News)

Why then, are Republicans calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself and appoint a Special Prosecutor to oversee investigations into this Russia imbroglio.

There is similarity between the Democrat/Obama agenda and the obdurate Republican neocon agenda. For both, successfully weakening the President by systematically destroying his appointments is job one. In particular Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

In 2016, then Sen. Jeff Sessions met with the Russian Ambassador, as well as another Russian official. The Attorney General is being accused of lying to Congress under oath where he was asked if during the campaign he met with Russians. He denied meeting any Russians during the campaign. What he didn’t disclose was his meeting with the Russian Ambassador in his role as senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He was asked a very narrow question and he answered it in turn very narrowly,

The MSM in their role as Democratic Press Secretary has begun touting this as a scandal worthy of impeachment and prison. Numerous Democratic politicians are now calling for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor, and demanding the Attorney General either resign or recuse himself. (Politico)

“The Attorney General must resign,” Pelosi wrote in a statement. “There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the Trump political, personal and financial connections to the Russians.” Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House oversight committee, also called on Sessions to resign, as did Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).”

Politico further reports the strange reply by Sen. Lindsey Graham R-SC:

‘If there is something there and it goes up the chain of investigation, it is clear to me that Jeff Sessions, who is my dear friend, cannot make this decision about Trump.’

It is becoming crystal clear the Trump Administration is going to sustain ongoing attacks from both neocon Republicans as well as the minority opposition party. Both have an agenda shaped by idealogy.

For the Democrats, their agenda is simple. Replace the old voter base with a new one, bringing millions of illegal aliens under the Democrat tent thereby ensuring a broad base majority for decades. As the New York Post reports, the Obama/Holder organization has a definitive goals: (NY Post)

“Holder said he has been talking with Obama about different ways to help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, “He’s ready to roll,”  says Holder. Marc Elias, a top election lawyer advising the group, said they expect states to file new lawsuits to change the districting maps and are guiding states on where they could see legal victories. Holder added, “…the fight will be more difficult with Jeff Sessions running the Justice Department.”  He said that the decision to throw out a challenge to voter laws in Texas was  “…disheartening. This is really a battle for our democracy, the notion that people are denied their ability to cast a meaningful vote … is inconsistent with who we say we are, inconsistent with what we say our democracy is about.” (Emphasis mine)

There you have it. At the heart of the matter, Attorney General Sessions is an obstacle to their goals.

For the neocon Republicans: Senators McCain, Graham, Flake and Rubio, forming a coalition with the Obama/Holder organization is a convienent path to achieve their agenda. Their agenda? Weaken the President in order to assert the neocon hawkish foreign policy.

Two days ago, the President delivered his foreign policy doctrine:

“‘My job is not to represent the world, my job is to represent the United States of America”

This doctrine is an anathema to those who advocate US military involvement worldwide, and they will vicously oppose it in every way possible. Given the fact they are historically sympathetic to an open borders policy, enabling the Obama/Holder faction’s success is more palatable to them than that of the duly elected Republican President’s success. Draining the swamp wasn’t supposed to be easy, but it was never supposed to be this difficult either.

Opposition from The Resistance is to be expected. Overt cravenly opportunistic resistance from the President’s own party is not. Agenda driven by idealogy does indeed make for strange bedfellows.

 

Obama 2.0 – The Organizer Returns

The poster child of the Peter Principle is back, and no doubt feels quite comfortable in his new role. Organizer. In a recent article, Paul Sperry of the NY Post reports on how the former president is actively fomenting resistance to his successor. (vis NY Post)

“In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda.”

Throughout his presidency, reports of party discontent at the state level swirled around Mr. Obama, with charges of neglect and disregard for their role. One of the recurring themes targeted his decision to give primacy to his non-profit “Organizing for America” rather than the DNC. As the President prepared to leave office, Organizing for America was turned into Organizing for Action, designed as a non-profit 501 (c)4 community organizing project that advocates for his personal and political agenda.

Headquartered in DC, it is evident the ex-President is determined to not go gentle into that good night:

“Obama will be overseeing it all from a shadow White House located within two miles of Trump. It features a mansion, which he’s fortifying with construction of a tall brick perimeter, and a nearby taxpayer-funded office with his own chief of staff and press secretary. Michelle Obama will also open an office there, along with the Obama Foundation.” reports the Mr. Sperry.  He continued, “Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country.”

The Robin to his Batman is a familiar foe of the Republican Party and together they bring a sizable group with them:

“Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. will be aided in that effort by the Obama Foundation, run by Obama’s former political director, and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, launched last month by Obama pal Eric Holder to end what he and Obama call GOP “gerrymandering” of congressional districts.”

Known as for his hands-on detailed oriented management style, Mr. Obama appears as dedicated to resistance management:

“Obama is intimately involved in OFA operations and even tweets from the group’s account. In fact, he gave marching orders to OFA foot soldiers following Trump’s upset victory. “Now is the time for some organizing,” he said. “So don’t mope.”

The Obama/Holder faction is also backing a DNC Chairman candidate.

“Critical to the fight is rebuilding the ravaged Democrat Party. Obama hopes to install his former civil-rights chief Tom Perez at the helm of the Democratic National Committee. Perez is running for the vacant DNC chairmanship, vowing “It’s time to organize and fight . . . We must stand up to protect President Obama’s accomplishments;” while also promising, “We’re going to build the strongest grass-roots organizing force this country has ever seen.”

The strongest opposition in that race is Rep. Keith Ellison, an avowed Muslim socialist backed by Senator Bernie Sanders. The question is not whether the Democratic Party is becoming socialist, the question is which socialist will be the leader. This is not Bill Clinton’s party any longer.

Democrats Will Use a Black Man to Reduce Black Representation in Congress

You know one of the reasons the GOP has such a grip on the House of Representatives? It’s the Voting Rights Act.

See, the Voting Rights Act was how Democrats, back in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s ensured districts were created that were “majority-minority.” That guaranteed states would have at least one and frequently more black representatives. Democrats then expanded that to include hispanic voters.

But then the Democrats ran into problems. As Southern whites began shifting to the Republican Party, that meant that frequently the only elected congressional Democrats would be black. Democrats had so wrapped themselves around the idea of the Voting Rights Act requiring majority-minority districts that they could not walk away from it. That then began having an effect at state levels too.

In Georgia, for example, the only Democrats elected to federal office are the black congressmen in the majority minority districts. When Democrats last controlled redistricting in Georgia, they sought to dilute those districts to boost their competitiveness in surrounding Republican districts. But the black community became enraged at the idea. The result was a series of bizarre districts that federal courts threw out because they were so irrationally drawn.

Through a series of court precedents and the requirements of the Voting Rights Act, states were having to create more bizarrely gerrymandered districts to continue ensuring there’d be majority-minority districts proportional to the number of minorities in a state. The result is a greater Republican grip on Congress as Democrats are all lumped into a few districts to ensure the Congressional Black Caucus keeps its numbers up.

Democrats have finally seen the light and they know they’re going to have to gut the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus if they want to increase their numbers. Their Judas goat to get the NAACP, CBC, etc. to go along with it is none other than Eric Holder.

Democrats ruefully acknowledge now that before the 2010 census, riding high after Mr. Obama’s 2008 victory and seemingly secure in their hold on Congress, they were far less prepared than Republicans in gearing up for legislative reapportionment. The Republican Party mounted a ferocious state-by-state campaign that gave it overwhelming control of redistricting, allowing it to lock in many victories in the 2010 midterm elections.

In the run-up to 2020, Democrats say, their goal in many places will be not to seize control of redistricting, but merely to capture one or two key offices to keep Republicans from locking them out of the process. Right now, there are 25 states in which Republicans control the whole government — the governorship and the legislature — versus just six wholly controlled by Democrats.

Mr. Holder said his initiative would unfold on three fronts: In court, where Democrats will challenge Republican-drawn maps they see as violating the law; on the campaign trail, where they will seek to win offices that influence redistricting; and through ballot referendums in states that allow voters to give direct approval to laws mandating new procedures for legislative apportionment.

This all makes it sound like the Democrats are just going to try to grab key seats that will participate in map drawing. But that is not really what must take place. Democrats, particularly in the South, will have to dilute majority minority districts causing Democrat numbers to go up in Republican controlled districts. That means Republican numbers will go up in Democrat districts.

Democrats remain so convinced Republicans are racist, they are going to have to convince themselves Republicans might vote for a black candidate. And, by the way, Republicans will vote for a black candidate if that black candidate has an “R” next to his name.

This is going to set off a civil war among the party that plays in identity politics and it is going to be fantastic to watch.

Eric Holder Praises Traitor Snowden For Doing a ‘Public Service’

I actually gasped when I read this. The former Attorney General of the United States, charged with enforcing the laws (including, and especially 18 U.S. Code § 2381, Treason) of this nation, spoke these words.

“We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in and by the changes that we made,” Holder told David Axelrod on his CNN-produced podcast “The Axe Files.”

Holder then blathered on about how what Snowden did was, of course, illegal, and caused damage, and “our ability to keep the American people safe was compromised.” No big deal there, right?

“I think there has to be a consequence for what he has done,” Holder added. “But, I think in deciding what an appropriate sentence should be, I think a judge could take into account the usefulness of having had that national debate.”

So by Holder’s logic, Dzokhar Tasrnaev’s judge should have considered the value of the national debate about Islamic terror that the Boston Marathon bombing sparked when sentencing him to death. Maybe Holder would have given him a break.

Or Bowe Bergdahl: Maybe he should be promoted and given an intelligence post, for the value of his five years spent with the Taliban and the value of the national debate sparked when President Obama traded five hard-core terrorists for his release. Or Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning: Let’s release him/her from Fort Leavenworth prison and give xir a professorship at Berkeley in Transgender Studies. I could go on, but I think the basic stupidity of the idea has been established.

To think that this man was the head of the Justice Department during Obama’s gunwalking Operation Fast & Furious, and during much of the non-investigation into the VA scandal (which has only metastasized instead of being treated), the IRS scandal, and Hillary Clinton’s server is frightening. He never should have held the job for a single day.

But what’s more frightening is that the current crop of 2016 presidential contenders will probably nominate worse picks for the country’s top law enforcement post. Either of them will choose among hatchet men and lawfare experts who will make John Mitchell look like Eliot Ness. In four years we’ll be nostalgic for Holder’s feckless globalism.

Sarah Palin & Ted Cruz: The Two Most Powerful People on Earth

When Gabby Giffords was shot in Arizona, the left went into a frenzy blaming Sarah Palin. In fact, when I was on CNN, I went on TV with Cornell Belcher and he was livid when I suggested leftwing rhetoric could be as hostile and divisive as rightwing rhetoric, if not more so.

John King was apologetic for using war metaphors for politics and promised to stop.

Wolf Blitzer, at one point, did a profile of Democratic congress critters who’d had death threats against them. Mind you, Eric Cantor, Jim DeMint, and other Republicans had had the same, but they were not in the report.

Sarah Palin had the ability to drive crazy people to kill. When Ted Cruz came on the scene, he too had the power to drive conservatives to assassinate, kill, maim, and riot. Mere words from these two politicians could drive white folks crazy with rage against the political process and Democrats. By just saying Obama, they could cause people to unleash their inner Klansman.

When a nut job in Texas flew a plane into the IRS building down there, he was immediately presumed to be an angry tea partier fired up on Palin/Cruz rage until they found the communist manifesto in his belongings.

When the gunman took hostages at the Discovery TV Network, he was immediately presumed to be a rightwing nut fueled on mass hysteria until his demands revealed him to be an environmentalist wacko.

Now, in New York City, a man has gunned down two police officers. He did so after repeated anti-police rhetoric from the President, Eric Holder, and New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio who, himself, all but encouraged retaliation on the police after the Eric Garner situation.

President Obama promised to fundamentally transform America. We just didn’t expect that transformation to involve a war on police.

But, in reality, the individual who killed the two policemen was deeply disturbed. Just like all the others. Neither side should blame the other.

The left, willing to play along and blame Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin and their rhetoric for deaths, is apoplectic with rage that anyone would accuse them of the same.

CNN will no doubt focus on the mental state of this individual in ways it rarely would if it happened from the right. The coverage will be less than that of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and there will be no reflection, or only limited reflection, by CNN or anyone else in the press on whether their own coverage led to two policemen being murdered in cold blood.

Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz must be the two most powerful people in the world. Their words can affect the minds and souls of people in ways President Obama, Eric Holder, Bill DeBlasio and others on the left cannot. For the leftwing politicians, it is just words. Those on the right, their words can seemingly drive people to violence.

Or at least the media would have you believe precisely that.