Friday, January 20, 2017

It's a New Day, a New World, a New President, and New Hope

Here is Today’s Post by Pat Buchanan

New President, New World

By Patrick J. Buchanan  -  Friday - January 20, 2017
“Don’t Make Any Sudden Moves” is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has not traditionally been known as a beer hall of populist beliefs.

Haass meant the president should bring his National Security Council together to anticipate the consequences before tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem or shooting down a missile being tested by Kim Jong Un.
In arguing against rash action, Haass is correct.

Where the CFR and the establishment are wrong, and Donald Trump is right, however, is in recognizing the new world we have entered.

The old order is passing away. Treaties and alliances dating from the Cold War are ceasing to be relevant and cannot long be sustained.

Economic patriotism and ethnonationalism, personified by Trump, seem everywhere ascendant. Transnationalism is yielding to tribalism.

The greater danger for President Trump is that the movement he led will be abandoned, its hopes dashed, and the agenda that Trump rejected and routed will be reimposed by a Republican Establishment and its collaborators in politics and the press.
Again, it was Trump who read the nation right, which is why he is taking the oath today.

The existential threat to the West no longer comes from the East, from a Russian army crashing through Poland and Germany and driving for the Elbe and Fulda Gap.

The existential threat to the West comes, instead, from the South.

The billion-plus peoples of the Maghreb, Middle East and sub-Sahara, whose numbers are exploding, are moving inexorably toward the Med, coming to occupy the empty places left by an aging and dying Europe, all of whose native-born populations steadily shrink.

American’s bleeding border is what concerns Americans, not the borders of Estonia, South Korea, Kuwait or the South China Sea.

When Trump calls NATO “obsolete,” he is saying that the great threat to the West is not Putin’s recapture of a Crimea that belonged to Russia for 150 years. And if the price of peace is getting out of Russia’s face and Russia’s space, maybe we should pay it.
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George Kennan himself, the architect of Cold War containment of Stalin’s Russia, admonished us not to move NATO to Russia’s border.
Of Brexit, the British decision to leave the EU, Trump said this week, “People, countries want their own identity and the U.K. wanted its own identity … so if you ask me, I believe others will leave.”

Is he not right? Is it so shocking to hear a transparent truth?

How could Europe’s elites not see the populist forces rising? The European peoples wished to regain their lost sovereignty and national identity, and they were willing to pay a price to achieve it.

Apparently, the Davos crowd cannot comprehend people who believe there are more important things than wealth.

Yet while President Trump should avoid rash actions, if he is to become a transformational president, he will spurn an establishment desperately seeking to hold onto the world that is passing away.

Article V of the NATO treaty may require us to treat a Russian move in the Baltic as an attack on the United States. But no sane president will start a war with a nuclear-armed Russia over Estonia.

No Cold War president would have dreamed of so rash an action.

Rather than risk such a war, Ike refused to send a rifle or bullet to the heroic Hungarian rebels in 1956. Painful, but Ike put America first, just as Trump pledged to do.

And given the strength of ethnonationalism in Europe, neither the eurozone nor the EU is likely to survive the decade. We should prepare for that day, not pretend that what is taking place across Europe, and indeed worldwide, is some passing fever of nationalism.

Notwithstanding Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson’s diktat, the United States is not going to force China to vacate the fortified reefs in a South China Sea she claims as her national territory.

Stick to that demand, and we best prepare for war.

As for the Taiwan card, it was played in 1972 by Richard Nixon as the price of his opening to China. Four decades ago, Jimmy Carter cut diplomatic ties to Taiwan and terminated our security pact.

For Xi Jinping to accept that Taiwan might be negotiable would mean an end of him and the overthrow of his Communist Party of China.
The Chinese will fight to prevent a permanent loss of Taiwan.

The imperative of the new era is that the great nuclear powers — China, Russia, the United States — not do to each other what Britain, France and Germany did to each other a century ago over a dead archduke.

President Trump should build the wall, secure the border, impose tariffs, cut taxes, free up the American economy, bring the factories home, create millions of jobs and keep us out of any new wars.

With rare exceptions, wars tend to be fatal to presidencies.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

To sing, or not to sing. That is the question

October 24, 2008
The bodies of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother were found in the family's home on Chicago's South Side. Shot to death was Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson. Missing from the home was Julian King, the son of Jennifer's sister Julia Hudson.
Three days later the body of 7-year-old Julian, Hudson's nephew, was found in the back seat of a SUV parked on the West Side. He also had been shot. A .45-caliber gun found near the parked SUV was linked to all of the shooting deaths. The SUV was later confirmed to be that of Hudson's murdered brother, Justin King. A gun was also found in a vacant lot in the same neighborhood as the SUV, police said.

In the wake of her family tragedy, Jennifer Hudson has received a helping hand from a very unlikely source – Donald Trump.
Jennifer and some of her family members have been staying at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago – and Trump has been picking up the tab.
“They are safe,” Trump told People on Monday night. “She’s a great girl and we’re protecting them well.”
According to E! Online, Hudson has been staying at the hotel since arriving in Chicago on October 24 – the day her mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were found murdered, and her nephew, Julian King, was found missing.

Why is Jennifer Hudson not singing at Trump’s Inauguration?
She did sing at Obama’s Inauguration, and I doubt that he ever did anything for her.

Just wondering…

Monday, January 16, 2017


Trump Hits Back at John Lewis

John Hinderaker of  Powerline takes on the dictate that Lewis Must Not Be Criticized for his Racist stand against President Elect Donald Trump.

I am fully aware that Congressman John Lewis Has been a victim of racism in the past.  Back when George Wallace was Governor of Alabama, he was a leader of the left wing (SNCC) of the Civil Rights Movement.   Lewis was savagely beaten on the head by Alabama State Troopers (under the command of Democrat Governor George Wallace), and today bears the visible scars.

That was then, and this is now, and that is no excuse for you to call The President Elect an "illegitimate president."   I would like to remind Mr. Lewis of a few facts he has conveniently forgotten; my first point is to remind him that George Wallace was a southern Democrat, and like all southern Democrats back then (and the majority of them still) he was a lifelong racist, white supremacists.

Next point; unlike George Wallace, Trump is a Republican.

Next point; unlike Wallace, Trump is NOT a racist.

Next point; unlike Wallace, Trump is NOT, nor has he ever been a member of the KKK.

Next point; you claim Trump’s Presidency is illegitimate because the Russians, or the FBI, or somebody else to be named at a later interfered with the election.

Next point; what about Obama’s interference when he said on national TV that illegal aliens should vote in the election and it would be OK?

Next point; what about the fact that it has been proven that at least two million illegal aliens DID in fact vote in the election?

Next point; what about the fact that a very large part of Hillary’s campaign came from foreign Governments?

Mr. Lewis, I have noticed a pattern in your actions recently and I have come to the conclusion that you are an overt racist, and therefore unqualified to serve in Congress any longer.

Recently, in Senate testimony on the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions, you suggested he might be another George Wallace.  Again Mr. Lewis, Senator Sessions is NOT a member of the racist Party, he is a Republican.

In the 2008 Presidential election, you suggested that John McCain also represented a throwback to George Wallace.  Again Mr. Lewis, Senator McCain is NOT a racist Democrat.  He is a Republican. 

In the 2012 Presidential election you suggested that Mitt Romney is a racist by claiming if elected he would bring back segregation.  Again Mr. Lewis, Mitt Romney is NOT a racist Democrat.  He is a Republican.

In 2010, you falsely accused tea-party demonstrators of using the “N-word” during an anti-Obamacare rally at the Capitol.   You Sir joined several other members of the Congressional Black Caucus in claiming that a crowd of thousands of Tea Party protesters on the steps of Capitol Hill had shouted the “N-word” at them when they walked through the crowd.  That sir was a lie and everybody knows it.

 You even go after members of your own party.  During the 2016 primaries, you played the race card against Senator Bernie Sanders, for no other reason other than the fact that he was running against Hillary.

Perhaps your most ridiculous racist rant was from the floor of the House back in 1995 shortly after Republicans had won House and Senate majorities on the strength of their “Contract With America”.  You Sir had the gall to paraphrase the anti-Nazi pastor Martin Niemoller’s famous observations about the Nazi takeover: “They came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews …etc, etc.   Then you said: “Read the Republican contract. They are coming for the children. They are coming for the poor. They are coming for the sick, the elderly, and the disabled.”  I know it was a lie.  You know it was a lie.   I know that you know it was a lie.  

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

The DNC "rebuffed" requests from FBI to examine its computers after hacking.

I seldom post articles from CNN, because they usually have such a liberal bias it hard to separate truth from fiction.   That’s why I was quite surprised to read this article.  
It seems that the FBI tried to help defend the DNC against hacking, but the DNC just blew them off. 
From CNN.
The Democratic National Committee "rebuffed" a request from the FBI to examine its computer services after it was allegedly hacked by Russia during the 2016 election, a senior law enforcement official told CNN Thursday.
"The FBI repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data, only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise had been mitigated," a senior law enforcement official told CNN. "This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information. These actions caused significant delays and inhibited the FBI from addressing the intrusion earlier."

So the DNC have no one to blame but them selves.