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Anthony Kennedy retiring from Supreme Court

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H/T MSNBC.

Now if Ruth Buzzi(Bader)Ginsburg would step down.

  • Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy will step down at the end of July.
  • The departure gives President Trump a second opportunity to fundamentally alter the nation’s top court for decades.
  • Senate Republicans plans to move quickly on appointing a successor as the two major parties fight for control of the Senate in November.

    Justice Anthony Kennedy, a crucial swing vote on the Supreme Court, announced Wednesday he’s retiring at the end of July, giving President Donald Trump another chance to fundamentally reshape the highest court in the land.

    His departure could have massive effects on U.S. policy, particularly on abortion rights and gay rights nationwide. His announcement immediately raised questions about how long the court would stand by its earlier abortion rulings, including Roe v. Wade.

    In a statement, the Supreme Court said the 81-year-old Kennedy will step down effective July 31. The judge called it “the greatest honor and privilege to serve our nation in the federal judiciary for 43 years, 30 of those years in the Supreme Court.” Kennedy wants to spend more time with his family, even though they were content with him staying on the court.

    He also sent a letter to Trump on Wednesday notifying the president of his decision. The court adjourned for the summer earlier in the day.

    “For a member of the legal profession, it is the highest of honors to serve on this Court,” he wrote. “Please permit me by this letter to express my profound gratitude for having had the privilege to seek in each case how best to know, interpret and defend the Constitution and the laws that must always conform to its mandates and promises.”

    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Trump called Kennedy a “great justice” who has displayed “tremendous vision and heart.” He said a search for his successor will start “immediately.”

    The president’s first nominee to the court, conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, has already had an enormous effect on U.S. policy in narrowly decided rulings this week related to Trump’s ban on travel from certain countries, abortion and labor unions. The president said his next choice would come from a previously released list of 25 candidates. Possible candidates when Trump chose a replacement for the late archconservative Antonin Scalia included Appeals Judges Thomas Hardiman and William Pryor, among others.

    Replacing Kennedy with a conservative could have a massive long-term effect on the highest U.S. court. His decision to leave will have huge implications for the midterm elections, as Democrats and Republicans battle for control of the Senate. The chamber confirms Supreme Court justices.

    A Supreme Court vacancy could serve to motivate voters, as a young justice would have a chance to serve for decades. Democratic control of the Senate may force Trump to make a more moderate choice for the seat.

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    Kennedy was the second-oldest member of the court. The oldest, Democrat Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is 85 and has been treated for pancreatic cancer. The next oldest after Kennedy is another liberal, Stephen Breyer, who is 79.

    Senate Republicans will try to fill Kennedy’s seat before November. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday “we will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall.” McConnell blocked then-President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill Scalia’s seat, Judge Merrick Garland, clearing the way for Trump to nominate Gorsuch.

    Kennedy’s retirement foreshadowed tension ahead between Senate Republicans and Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that Republicans “should follow the rule they set in 2016, not to consider a Supreme Court Justice in an election year.” McConnell has made a distinction between presidential and midterm election years.

    Kennedy’s career

    Nominated by President Ronald Reagan and sworn in in 1988, Kennedy became a swing vote on the nine-member court. He often sided with his liberal colleagues, including in the landmark ruling that recognized same-sex marriage in 2015.

    “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family,” he wrote in the majority opinion. “As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

    He also sided with the liberals and Chief Justice John Roberts in the 2015 landmark ruling on the Affordable Care Act. The 6-3 ruling allowed the federal government to provide nationwide tax subsidies to help Americans buy health insurance in the Obamacare program.

    However, in the 2012 ruling that upheld Obamacare’s individual mandate requiring Americans to obtain health insurance, Kennedy sided with the conservative dissent. He said the court’s majority “regards its statutory interpretation as modest. It is not. It amounts to a vast judicial overreaching. It creates a debilitated, inoperable version of healthcare regulation that Congress did not enact and the public does not expect.”

    In 1992, Kennedy joined four other justices in a ruling upholding Roe v. Wade.

    The Stanford and Harvard Law School-educated Kennedy served on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the western U.S. before his appointment to the highest U.S. court. His tenure on the Supreme Court lasted more than three decades.

    Kennedy will turn 82 only days before his planned date of retirement.

    The justice left a parting message of sorts in a concurring opinion he wrote this week when the court upheld Trump’s travel ban in a 5-4 ruling. He was the only justice signed on to the opinion.

    “The First Amendment prohibits the establishment of religion and promises the free exercise of religion. From these safeguards, and from the guarantee of freedom of speech, it follows there is freedom of belief and expression. It is an urgent necessity that officials adhere to these constitutional guarantees and mandates in all their actions, even in the sphere of foreign affairs. An anxious world must know that our Government remains committed always to the liberties the Constitution seeks to preserve and protect, so that freedom extends outward, and lasts.”-Justice Anthony Kennedy

    Correction: An earlier version misstated the year that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of nationwide tax subsidies to help Americans buy health insurance in the Obamacare program. It was 2015.

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Dem senator: A Supreme Court seat is ‘being stolen’

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H/T MSNBC.

The seat on The Supreme Court is not being stolen it should b filled by the next president.

That president will be Donald Trump and not Hillary Clinton.

DemocRats had zero problem denying George W.Bush lame duck Supreme Court appointments.

Now the roles are  reversed the Republicans are stealing the Supreme Court seat.

As recently as Tuesday – literally, the morning of Election Day – Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) became the latest Republican senator to raise the prospect of confirming Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland during the lame-duck session. This was not an uncommon posture within the GOP: Wicker and others believed Hillary Clinton would win the election, so confirming President Obama’s compromise choice would be preferable to whomever Clinton picked in 2017.

Except, of course, these same Senate Republicans were as surprised as everyone else to discover that Americans had actually elected Donald Trump. The lame-duck confirmation plan wouldn’t be necessary after all – because the GOP’s Supreme Court blockade scheme, once thought to be a historic mistake, had worked like a charm.

Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D-Ore.) outrage is well-grounded – and perhaps too rare given the circumstances.

A Democratic senator accused the GOP of “theft” for blocking President Barack Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court so it can be filled by the Trump administration.

“We really have to pay attention to the Supreme Court seat. The seat that is sitting empty is being stolen,” Sen. Jeff Merkley told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Thursday night. “It’s being stolen from the Obama administration and the construct of our Constitution. And it’s being delivered to an administration that has no right to fill it.”

The Oregon Democrat added, “There’s no legitimacy to a Supreme Court justice in a seat that’s been stolen from one administration and handed to another. We need to do everything we possibly can to block it … it won’t be DOA unless the American people understand that this is the theft of the court.”

Merkley’s rhetoric may seem a little over the top, but his position is worth considering in more detail. Senate Republicans launched the first Supreme Court blockade in the history of the country. As regular readers know, Americans – at least those passively aware of current events – have never seen such an abandonment of our constitutional process. As Republican politics reached new levels of radicalization, the intensity of their maximalist tactics arrived at an unprecedented and scary point.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) did it anyway, gambling that (a) he could get away with it; and (b) his gambit would work.

For months, it started to look like the boneheaded political strategy of the decade. When McConnell and Senate Republicans launched the blockade, they assumed a Republican would win the White House – an assumption that started to appear ridiculous when GOP voters nominated a bigoted reality-show personality. McConnell, to borrow Merkley’s analogy, was stealing a Supreme Court seat from one president, only to hand it to another president he hated even more.

But now we know better. McConnell is getting the last laugh. It is, however, a maniacal laugh.

Going forward, Americans should understand that rewarding radicalism produces more radicalism. Senate Republicans abandoned the constitutional process, institutional norms, and democratic traditions, ignoring a duly elected president’s high-court nominee – without so much as a hearing – because of his party affiliation. And because that gambit worked, and voters rewarded the scheme, the message for policymakers is, “Go ahead and pursue similarly radical plans. The public doesn’t care. There are no consequences for misbehavior.”

In recent weeks, a variety of Senate Republicans raised the prospect of keeping the Supreme Court at eight members – or perhaps even fewer – extending the blockade until 2021 at the earliest. They did so because they saw Clinton’s victory as a foregone conclusion. With President Trump in office, how many Senate Democrats are prepared to consider the GOP’s discarded plan?

 

In Under 90 Seconds, Sen. Ben Sasse Defines Conservatism

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This from The Daily Signal.

This is Conservatism in a nutshell.

Appearing on MSNBC Friday, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., was asked to define conservatism. “What makes America great is not some guy in Washington who says, ‘If I had more power, I could fix it all unilaterally,’” he said. “That’s not the American tradition.” Watch his full answer above.

MSNBC: Chicago Protest Leader Demands That Police Be Defunded

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This is from Truth Revolt.

I have a better solution just build a wall around the black neighborhoods put concertina wire along the top as well having armed guards.

Give the guards orders to shoot to kill any ghetto rat trying to escape.

Yeah, that’ll make Chicago safer.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports with guest host Peter Alexander, a youth leader of the protest movement in Chicago that was triggered by the police shooting of a black teenager in 2014, demands that the police department be defunded and the money be reallocated “to fund black futures.”

 

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Breanna Champion of the Black Youth Project called it “unheard of” and “unacceptable” that police receive 40 percent of the city’s budget. Her organization wants that money

As the Beacon explains,

Anti-police protests broke out in Chicago after the recent release of a police dash-cam video showing a white police officer, Jason Van Dyke, shoot and kill 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who seemed to be walking away in the video, with 16 bullets. Van Dyke has since been charged with first-degree murder, 13 months after the incident.

The Chicago police department tried to keep the video from being shown to the public until a judge ordered that it should be released.

Since then protesters have taken to the streets, saying that the police department is corrupt and discriminatory against blacks. They have also called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign, alleging that he ordered the video to be covered up until after he won reelection in April. The Chicago mayor fired Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy after the firestorm started.

As TruthRevolt reported this morning, in a speech on Wednesday, Emanuel apologized for any wrongdoing that occurred and promised to reform the police department. Champion told MSNBC that protestors will continue to demand his resignation, but removing the mayor from office is “not the main goal of the movement”:

“One of our major demands is that police be defunded and that that money used to fund police be used to fund black futures, and be used to fund our communities and things that we need.”

She also said it was necessary for Anita Alvarez, the Cook County State’s Attorney, to resign as well.

Champion ended by promising that “you can expect to see more protests.”

Champion did not specify how the money from a defunded Chicago police force would be used to “fund black futures” or provide the black community with “things that we need,” and it apparently didn’t occur to MSNBC’s Alexander to ask. Neither of them bothered to explore how the lack of a police force would help make the city with the highest homicide rate of any city in the United State any safer.

MSNBC: POLICE LIVES IN DANGER BECAUSE OF ARMED LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS

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This is from Breitbarts Big Journalism.

There is an old saying that goes “Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, but the same cannot be said about Melissa Harris-Perry.

I know why she is still employed at MSNBC they want to prove they indeed hire the handicapped the mentally handicapped that is.

 

On March 28, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry suggested the push away from gun control and toward expanded gun rights–which means more armed, law-abiding citizens–actually puts police lives in danger.

Harris-Perry read a summary from a recent Department of Justice report on police activity in Chicago and New York City. She then specifically focused on Philadelphia police, whom the report claims “averaged about one shooting a week from 2007 to 2013.” She said that during this time period “the percentage of unarmed suspects shot by the police increased from 6 percent to 20 percent.”

Harris-Perry then paused and asked, “Is is possible that our lack of national, common sense gun control laws leads to a situation where it is more dangerous to be a police officer and so police officers begin acting in ways that they expect everyone to be armed?”

In other words, instead of adopting the gun control measures pushed and rejected on the federal level in 2013, we are now seeing a push to repeal gun control and expand concealed carry and could it be that these things make police feel that their lives are in danger?

What Harris-Perry failed to note is that Chicago and New York City–two of the prime focuses of the DOJ report–are not cities with a high rate of concealed carry permits. Moreover, New York City is in a state where the SAFE Act mandates the very gun control measures rejected on the federal level in 2013. But gun control does not impact criminals and criminals are the ones who endanger the lives of police officers.

Police are not getting into shootouts with the father who takes his son out to dinner on the way to a Boy Scout meeting, nor are they in a shootout with the mom who keeps a Glock 42 in her purse to protect her daughter en route to dance class. Rather, they are getting into shootouts with criminals and suspected criminals who do not even read, much less follow, the gun control laws of a given state.

John Jay College’s Jon Shane alluded to these things when answered Harris-Perry’s questions by pointing out the need for “context.” He told her guns are not a new thing, that they have always been part of American society and “always will, and have always been a factor that’s trained on in policing tactics.”

And because he made his point successfully, Harris-Perry shifted the conversation away from how more law-abiding citizens with guns put police lives in danger and focused instead on how police are racially biased.

She said: “I guess part of what I will say is my concern that because of racial stereotyping that creates implicit bias, that for officers who are making a judgement call about whether they are in fear, that an African-American male body can be perceived as more dangerous than it actually, empirically is.”

 

‘NRA Madness’ bracket shows 16 states trying to allow guns at college

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This is from MSNBC.

The hysteria from Little Shannon Watts and her merry band of shrews is laughable.

Their loony ideas are dangerous to all freedom loving Americans. 

 

 

Using the “March Madness” model from the annual NCAA basketball tournament, the pro-gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety released its “NRA Madness” bracket to highlight 16 states where the National Rifle Association (NRA) is advocating for legislation that would allow guns to be carried on college campuses.

Everytown, the country’s largest gun violence prevention group, released its online bracket as the national college basketball tournament prepared to start the round of 16 teams on Thursday night. Guns-on-campus bills currently are making their way through at least 12 state legislatures. If signed into law, the measures would clear the way for people to carry concealed, loaded handguns on campuses.

The NRA didn’t respond to msnbc’s requests for comment.

A red “X” within the bracket marked the defeat of guns-on-campus bills so far in South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. Everytown is asking Americans to sign up to oppose legislation that would allow weapons on campuses in the remaining 12 states — from Arkansas and Tennessee to Florida and Georgia. For each registrant, the organization says it will send a postcard to the governors or state leaders in the targeted states, urging them to reject the measures.

“Campuses are already filled with intense academic pressure and drugs and alcohol are easy to come by in many places. Should we really be adding guns into the mix?” Everytown posted on its website.

Colorado and Utah are the only two states where the law requires colleges and universities to let all concealed-carry permit holders have guns on campus. Another five states —Idaho, Mississippi, Oregon, Wisconsin and Minnesota — require colleges to permit residents to carry in some instances.

Republican state Rep. Greg Steube of Florida said a campus carry law would make colleges safer in his state by allowing gun owners to intervene in shooting situations. Gun-free zones, he said earlier this year, don’t prevent shootings from happening. Steube introduced his bill in January, just two months after a shooter injured three people at a Florida State University library.

Last April, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a sweeping gun bill into law that allows firearms in several different kinds of buildings and areas, including in school classrooms. The legislation was deemed the “guns everywhere bill.”

But an overwhelming majority of college presidents, students and police chiefs oppose such bills.

FORWARD THIS TO MICHAEL MOORE: Chris Kyle’s Iraqi Interpreter Destroys Liberal Blather Of ‘Racism & Cowardice’

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This is from Clash Daily.

Michael Whore Moore is a brain-dead oxygen thief and a has been wanting fifteen minutes more of fame.

Chris Kyle is the definition of a True American Hero.

 

MSNBC, Michael Moore and others have tried to disparage American Sniper, Chris Kyle, as a coward and a racist who went on killing sprees. Kyle’s Iraqi Muslim interpreter had this to say about Chris.  Who will you believe? I’m going with ‘Johnny Walker.’ Check it out.

When we had a sniper mission, he would watch the targets. Then, sometimes I would go take care of something and he was never afraid that I was returning with my M4 and grenades. And not just Kyle, all the SEALs I worked with.

Kyle said I trust Johnny Walker with my life. When I came to America, I got invited to Chris’s book signing in La Jolla.

When Chris saw me at the event he left everyone and just came up to me and hugged me. Because he hadn’t seen me since 2007 and thought I could have died and had no idea where I was. After he signed the book, he was going to speak. Ten seconds into his speech, he said I am not an American hero. Johnny Walker is the American hero and then he made me stand up.

Then, he said that I saved more SEALs’ lives than him. Pointing at me, and I am an Iraqi Muslim. So how is this racist?

Sometimes I would forget to bring an MRE to a sniper mission. Chris would share his MRE and he would talk about family. If he was racist towards Muslims why would he share intimate details of his life with a Muslim? I don’t see that in any way as racist. I think the ones calling Chris Kyle racist are racists.

If you’re going to call Chris Kyle racist, then call me a racist too. At times we were on the base, Kyle would laugh with the other Iraqi soldiers and joke with them. Again, why would a racist engage in that behavior?

The insurgents had a $50,000.00 bounty on my head. Every time Chris Kyle killed an insurgent he saved my family, and the innocent Iraqi families too. Why would a racist man protect me and innocent Iraqi families?

People should be respecting and honoring him. It hurts Taya, his brother, his dad, his children, his whole family and everyone in the SEAL community when people say such things about a man like Kyle. He treated me, an Iraqi Muslim, like a brother. So everyone needs to give him the respect that he fully deserves, and finally let the man rest in peace.”

Also, watch this interview of ‘Johnny Walker’ who called Chris Kyle a hero.

http://on.msnbc.com/1iT2usd

MSNBC Points Finger at NRA For ‘Making the Ebola Crisis Worse’

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This is from NewsBusters.

 

MSNBC anchor Krystal Ball and NBC correspondent Anne Thompson shamelessly politicized the Ebola crisis in a Thursday op-ed on MSNBC.com. Ball and Thompson bewailed how due to “Senate dysfunction and NRA opposition, we don’t have a surgeon general right now….during a time when, we not only have Ebola arriving on our shores, but are also dealing with the mysterious Enterovirus, which is infecting and contributing to the deaths of children in the U.S.”

The two on-air personalities led their piece, “How the NRA is making the Ebola crisis worse,” by noting that “poll by Harvard found that 39% of U.S. adults are concerned about a large outbreak here, and more than a quarter fear someone in their immediate family could get sick with Ebola.”

They continued with a lament: “If only there was someone around who could educate the American public about the actual level of risk. Someone who was trusted as a public health expert and whose job it was to help us understand what we really need to worry about and what precautions we should take.”

Ball (the winner of the MRC’s “#obamacarefail” Dishonor Award) and Thompson underlined that these roles are among the “primary responsibilities of the United States surgeon general,” and that “there’s just one problem: Thanks to Senate dysfunction and NRA opposition, we don’t have a surgeon general right now.

In fact, we haven’t had a surgeon general for more than a year now — even though the president nominated the eminently qualified Dr. Vivek Murthy back in November 2013.” After devoting several paragraphs touting the role of the surgeon general, the two NBC News employees outlined their case for why the National Rifle Association is to blame for the situation:

 

.Murthy’s nomination has been held up by Republicans and a few red state Democrats due to this surprisingly controversial stance: He believes that guns can impact your health. Well, to be fair, this conservative coalition is not troubled by his stance, so much as they are fearful of the NRA, which decided to try to scuttle Murthy’s confirmation. The NRA wrote a strongly worded letter, Rand Paul put a hold on the nomination, and Red State Democrats begged Harry Reid to not force them to vote. It’s funny that the strongly worded letters of ordinary citizens don’t seem to have quite the same effect.

So thanks to NRA power and Senate cowardice, we are left with no surgeon general during a time when, we not only have Ebola arriving on our shores, but are also dealing with the mysterious Enterovirus, which is infecting and contributing to the deaths of children in the U.S.

One might conclude that, in Ball and Thompson’s view, the millions of Americans who are NRA members are not “ordinary citizens.”

The two writers then boosted Dr. Murphy with two quotes from Dr. Paul Farmer, whom they labeled the “chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.” However, they failed to disclose that Dr. Farmer donated to both presidential campaigns of Barack Obama, as well as that of John Kerry in 2004. He also endorsed former Obama administration official Don Berwick in the Massachusetts Democratic primary for governor in 2014.

Near the end of their op-ed, Ball and Thompson undercut their argument bemoaning the lack of a surgeon general by noting that “Tom Frieden, the head of the Center for Disease Control, has been filling in for part of the surgeon general’s role” in the Ebola crisis. However, they asserted that he has more important things to tend to: “[H]e has his own vital work to attend to as both head of the CDC and the U.S. Ambassador to the World Health Organization.”

The two NBC News personalities pointed out that Frieden was a “controversial pick” because of his “aggressive approach to combating smoking, as well as his support of distributing condoms and clean needles to combat the spread of HIV in New York City,” but cited the Ebola situation as the reason why Frieden was confirmed earlier in September, and as evidence that “this Senate can act. It’s time they move with equal haste to let Dr. Vivek Murthy get to work as our next surgeon general.”

[H/t: HotAir.com]

– See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2014/10/03/msnbc-points-finger-nra-making-ebola-crisis-worse#sthash.36XcDxDl.dpuf

 

Don’t Panic, Drive-Bys! The Obama Presidency is Just Getting Started

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This is from Rush Limbaugh.com.

Sadly, Rush is oh so correct.

 

 

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RUSH: So I got in here today, and I got a flash e-mail: “Hey, Rush, I know you’ve got a ban on MSNBC, but F. Chuck Todd said that the Obama presidency is over. It’s done. It’s fini because of the latest NBC News/Washington Post poll.”  I’m sad to say that

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RUSH: So I got in here today, and I got a flash e-mail: “Hey, Rush, I know you’ve got a ban on MSNBC, but F. Chuck Todd said that the Obama presidency is over. It’s done. It’s fini because of the latest NBC News/Washington Post poll.”  I’m sad to say that F. Chuck Todd is wrong.  In fact, the correct way to look at the Obama administration is that it’s just now getting started.  It is in no way over.  It is in no way crumbling.  It may be in public opinion, but that doesn’t matter.  I will explain myself in great detail in mere moments.

But the take-away is, this administration, this presidency is not cratered, it’s not over, it’s just now really beginning.  I mean, the things that have happened up ‘til now I was worried would happen, predicted they would happen, knew they would happen.  That’s why I warned everybody about it back in January of 2009.  But what is happening now is essentially really intensifying in the last six months, and what is going to continue to happen from now ‘til the end of this administration, it’s really only just beginning.

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RUSH: The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll which just has the Drive-By Media in fits of depression. They are so low.  They believe the Regime is over.  Public opinion is everything to them. By the way, I’ve looked at this poll and it’s bad for Obama, but it’s not good for the Republicans, either.

I mean, this does not automatically mean (when you get into it you’ll see what I mean) that the Republicans gonna automatically benefit from this. Because there are some other indications in this polling data where we are culturally and socially that are not what you and I would hope would be a majority.

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RUSH: F. Chuck Todd on the Today show today. Cohost Savannah Guthrie talking to F. Chuck about this devastating NBC News/Washington Post poll.  She said, “Foreign policy — which for many, many years was a strong suit of Obama’s — is now suddenly tanking,” Chuck.

TODD:  It’s cratering.  I mean, if you think about it, let’s go back to September. Syria. Then you have the crisis in Ukraine, and then you had the situation with the Bergdahl trade, then we can talk the Iranian negotiation. We can talk about the Middle East, uh, flaring up, and now the situation with Iraq.  Everything is a negative.  And these are now creating a situation.  Lowest ever! Lowest job rating, lowest approval rating among foreign policy.

RUSH:  He’s in shock.  F. Chuck is in shock.  The new NBC poll shows Obama unpopular across the board.  Savannah Guthrie said, “On competence — people who think the president is competent — 50% incompetent. Fifty percent!  What happened,” Chuck?

TODD:  Well, this is a situation of the VA.  And compared to the President Bush, he’s actually in a worse situation.  The Obama administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration was post-Katrina.  This is as if, uh, the public is saying, “Hey, buddy, your presidency is over.  You may not believe it is, but your ability to lead and convince us that you say you have the right policies anymore? We’re not listening.”

RUSH:  It doesn’t matter, though, Chuck.  But, you see, Chuck’s in shock.  They’re all in shock.  Obama’s seen as less competent than Bush post-Katrina? That’s… That’s… Oh, you don’t know how that hits them!  That’s just the worst.  So, “Hey, buddy,” the public is saying, “your presidency is over.”  It isn’t.  I’m not a broken record.  I’m just gonna tell you ‘til you get tired of hearing it.  It’s just now starting.

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RUSH: We last left Chuck Todd in shock on the Today show.  The Obama administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration was post-Katrina.  Oh, my God!  Folks, that is the bottom of the barrel as far as they’re concerned.  That’s lower than Nixon.  That’s worse than anything.  That’s when everybody justifiably hates you.  Bush post-Katrina.  Total incompetence, total uncaring, total lack of compassion.  Just utterly, totally removed.  Don’t care about the pain and suffering of anybody.  And Obama has sunk to lower levels than even Bush at that point in time.

They are devastated.  It’s their own poll.  And so F. Chuck says, “This is as if the public is saying, ‘Hey, buddy, your presidency is over. You may not believe it is, but your ability to lead and convince us that you have the right policies anymore, we’re not listening.'”

Chuck, he hasn’t had the right policies from day one.  He hasn’t led on anything since day one.  He has imposed.  The people of this country have been governed against their will since the beginning.  Obama has never had majority support for Obamacare.  He never led on the issue.  He’s not led on the issue of basically opening the border.  He’s doing this in defiance of public opinion, Chuck.  Where have you been?  There has been no assemblage of majorities, either of thinking or of votes or whatever that backs up any of this other than Obamacare and the things he had to do in the darkness of night to get that vote.

The American people have never been in support of this.  The Washington Redskins will tell you that the Obama presidency is not over.  The millions of people who lost the doctor they like and the health insurance policy they liked and saw their premiums and deductibles skyrocket, they will tell you the Obama presidency is not over.  The families of the people killed in Benghazi will tell you this administration and presidency is not over.  By the way, I called it and I’ve got a story, and it’s coming up.  This guy that they captured — do you know this guy was interviewed by CNN and the New York Times a year ago?

All the Regime would have had to do was pretend to be reporters, and they could have captured the guy.  I don’t think there was that great a desire to capture the guy a year ago, but the media found him.  Anyway, there’s a story in which it is reported that he blamed the video for making his group do what they did.  I told you.  But I get ahead of myself.  The president is releasing mass murdering terrorists and replenishing the enemy from Guantanamo Bay.  That doesn’t sound like a presidency which is over.  The president’s hell-bent on shutting town coal plants.  And just today, a story coming up, the haughty John Kerry, who once, by the way, served in Vietnam, has declared that 10% of the world’s oceans will now be placed off-limits.

The destruction of the oceans, you don’t know how bad it is.  They’re gonna set up the equivalent of wildlife reserves for marine life.  Marine life reserves.  You’re not supposed to go in there and touch ‘em.  You can’t sail across.  I want to know what 10%.  Anyway, with all this going on, this is John Kerry shutting down 10% of the oceans again on a hoax.  Remember it was Ted Danson in 1989 who said, “We only got 10 years if we don’t quit the oceans are all dead.”  That was 1989.  These people are just beginning, is my point.  There’s nothing over here.

One more F. Chuck sound bite.  It’s the kicker.  Savannah Guthrie says, “Chuck, do you still see a real Tea Party, non-Tea Party split in the GOP?  And let me ask you about Hillary Clinton. Because you took a poll basically asking, ‘would you vote for Hillary’ to a general electorate? The numbers you got were saying yes, 38%, no, 37%, and maybe, 23%.”

TODD:  This is a reminder she’s not — you know, some in the media treat it as if it’s a coronation, that President Clinton is an automatic in 2016.  This is the voters saying, “No, she’s not.”  She’s an automatic with Democrats.  Her numbers with Democrats are better now than they’ve every been.  Much better than they were eight years ago.  With the rest of the public, it’s another question.

RUSH:  Oh, my gosh, folks, do you understand what they just learned in their own poll?  That Hillary is not gonna be coronated.  The Democrats love her, but elsewhere it’s a toss-up.  She’s not going to be coronated.  You need to understand, these people like Chuck Todd and everybody else inside the Beltway, to them this is utterly devastating.  They live in a world where they think everybody looks at the world and events the way they do.  So they have a poll, it’s their own poll, it’s devastating for Obama, and to them when you get numbers like this your presidency is over and the American people don’t like you and it’s fini.  But these people have a profound ignorance.  It’s like they’re behind a wall and cannot see this administration for what it is.

They plug Obama into the Democrat presidential peg, and they assign to him the behavioral modes, the structure of every Democrat president who’s ever been without looking at what he’s really doing and what his policies really are, there’s no curiosity, there’s no analysis.  And so in their world, which is very narrow, by the way, in their world, which is very small, in their world, where every poll counts — like global warming is essentially a poll. A poll of scientists combined with computer models has created an outright hoax.  There is no evidence of global warming, but these people, my God, it’s sizzling out there, it’s heating up. It doesn’t matter that the real temperature isn’t moving.  That’s not the narrative.  The narrative is it’s going to in a hundred years because of X, Y, Z. It never matters that X, Y, and Z is faulty data being input.

So they don’t see that polling data.  The Regime does not gonna be affected by this.  If anything, this is going to ramp up Obama even more.  This is not gonna slow him down.  This is gonna speed him up.  This is gonna create spite.  This is gonna create a reaction in the Regime of, “Oh, yeah?  You don’t like me so far?  Well, watch this.”  I keep thinking of Carpenters, 1969, We’ve Only Just Begun, ’cause that’s where we are.  One more before the break and I’m gonna get into the innards of this poll as it relates to Republicans.  F. Chuck didn’t even see that.  It’s not good for Republicans, but it’s so bad for Obama that I’m telling you, there’s full-fledged panic and depression inside the whole media because of this poll.

On Squawk Box, back to CNBC. The guest was chief Washington correspondent John Harwood.  He’s reporting on the poll and says this.

HARWOOD:  It’s an ugly poll for Obama.  The high thirties, low forties are sort of where presidents are when they’re in big trouble. He’s getting the low — the lower bounds here.  People are drawing the conclusion that events are controlling this president rather than the president controlling events, which, obviously presidents don’t control the world. But the accumulation of things — Iraq, Syria, problems with Russia and Ukraine. All of those things are, uh, making people feel as if, uh, the United States, uh, is weak at the moment, that the country is on the wrong track, and this is… It’s worrisome for Democrats.

RUSH:  Wait a minute, now.  It’s a small one, I will admit, but this could be the first crack in the Limbaugh Theorem.  The Limbaugh Theorem explains how Obama never gets blamed for anything.  The Limbaugh Theorem explains how Obama is never held accountable.  The Limbaugh Theorem explains how Obama distances himself from his own policies. The Limbaugh Theorem explains how he gets away with that with the media.

But if you listen to Harwood here, there’s justification in blaming Obama for some of this stuff, particularly foreign policy.  So it could be a little crack in the Limbaugh Theorem.  Dick and Liz Cheney have a really, really good and powerful op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today called, “The Collapsing Obama Doctrine.”

They get right up to the moment of truth and they just pull back slightly in leveling their charges, but the intent is clear.  It’s devastating to Obama and to the Regime, to his competence, to his policy, foreign and domestic.  It’s really a good piece and we’ll try to get to it during the program today. But another obscene profit time-out. We’ll come back and get into the innards of this NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

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RUSH: Back to the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.  The news is devastating for Obama, but it doesn’t matter, for all the reasons that I detailed in the previous hour.  It matters to the media; they’re devastated.  They’re devastated for a number of reasons.  I mean, they’ve been doing everything they can to prop the guy up.  They’ve been ignoring all the scandals.

They’ve been following the administration line on blaming the Republicans for everything. They‘ve been propping Obama up. He’s great, he’s funny, all this. So there’s gotta be a little bit of personal disappointment because they have made it their mission to protect Obama, and they’ve gotta do it for two more years.  And, you know, I can just tell you…

Again, this is another reason why — just a little bit of inside baseball here — that I decided a long time ago not to tie myself to political candidates, other than presidential races.  There’s a host of reasons.  One, I can’t control what they’re gonna do, and I have found that many of them change once they get elected.  I don’t want to have people say, “Hey, you told us that this guy was good!” I don’t want to deal with that.

Since I have no control over what they’re gonna do and what they’re gonna be policy-wise and how Washington is gonna change them, I don’t. In order to explain this in the very early days of the program, ’cause it was a… The media accused me early on of tying myself to candidates and tried to give me credit when they won and tried to sock it to me when they lost.

My rejoinder to them has always been, “Well, look, my success is not determined by who wins elections.”  It can’t be.  That’s not something I was ever going to permit.  It never was the case.  I was the first to tell ‘em: “Look, if I had the kind of power you guys are assigning to me, no Democrat would ever win another election, and clearly that happens.”  I’ve striven to keep everything and myself in perspective.

But the Drive-Bys are quite different.  They have openly aligned themselves with this president and with every other Democrat president. But this one particularly because of the historical nature and the sympathy they have for minorities.  They have openly abandoned all precedence of objectivity.  There isn’t any news reported anymore.

All there is is the daily narrative that advances the Democrat Party agenda, the Obama agenda.  That’s what the news is today.  There isn’t any news.  So when they get a poll like this NBC News/Washington Post poll which shows the bottom falling out of Obama, not only does it hurt them because their guy has hit rock bottom (the way they look at things), but they weren’t able to do anything about it.

So they take it personally.

They know full well what they’re doing every day.  They know full well they’re pumping this guy up.  They know full well they’re trying to protect him from just this kind of thing.  There is never any serious analysis of his policies.  There is never any curiosity about any of the scandals.  There is not any curiosity about the virtual trashing of this Constitution this Regime is engaged in.

There is no concern whatsoever for what has happened to this country.  They continue to report lies about the economy and the great job market and economic growth and all of that.  They do this in an effort to keep “this” from happening — and by “this,” I mean this devastating poll from NBC/Wall Street Journal.  So they take it personally two ways: Their guy is on the skids and they weren’t able to stop it.

So they are understandably shocked and depressed, and that’s why you have Chuck running around saying, “Hey, buddy, your presidency is over, it’s cratered, it’s crashed. Nothing you can do about it.”  But they’re missing some things in the poll that they will find after they get over this shock, and again these are upsetting things to me.  Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

Fifty-seven percent of the people in this poll say they approve of the proposal to eliminate carbon emissions by 30%. It’s an attack on coal-fired power plants, and it’s an attack on your electricity bill, which would skyrocket.  To see that 57% of the people in this poll support that, that’s not good.  Sixty-one percent believe “global climate change requires immediate action or some action to combat it.”

It’s the first poll I’ve seen where more than 5% care about it.  I’m not making that up.  If you do a poll of issues and ask the American people to tell you what’s the most important, global warming is down there at number four in many of these polls.  Immigration and the economy are always at the top.  So I’m a little dubious of this.  Another six in 10, 60% “say the problems associated with the VA are due to long-standing bureaucratic issues.”

Only 14% say they’re “due to poor management” by the Regime.  So in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll where the results have the Obama approval rating at rock bottom, only 14% blame him for what’s gone wrong with the VA.  So the Limbaugh Theorem is still alive and well on certain issues.  But that, again, is hard.  “Fifty-nine percent in this poll oppose closing the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects.”

That is up seven points since 2009.  That’s not upsetting.  That’s not gonna look good for Obama.  And only 27% say the Afghanistan war was worth it, down 13 points from a year ago.

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is wrong.  In fact, the correct way to look at the Obama administration is that it’s just now getting started.  It is in no way over.  It is in no way crumbling.  It may be in public opinion, but that doesn’t matter.  I will explain myself in great detail in mere moments.

But the take-away is, this administration, this presidency is not cratered, it’s not over, it’s just now really beginning.  I mean, the things that have happened up ‘til now I was worried would happen, predicted they would happen, knew they would happen.  That’s why I warned everybody about it back in January of 2009.  But what is happening now is essentially really intensifying in the last six months, and what is going to continue to happen from now ‘til the end of this administration, it’s really only just beginning.

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RUSH: The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll which just has the Drive-By Media in fits of depression. They are so low.  They believe the Regime is over.  Public opinion is everything to them. By the way, I’ve looked at this poll and it’s bad for Obama, but it’s not good for the Republicans, either.

I mean, this does not automatically mean (when you get into it you’ll see what I mean) that the Republicans gonna automatically benefit from this. Because there are some other indications in this polling data where we are culturally and socially that are not what you and I would hope would be a majority.

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RUSH: F. Chuck Todd on the Today show today. Cohost Savannah Guthrie talking to F. Chuck about this devastating NBC News/Washington Post poll.  She said, “Foreign policy — which for many, many years was a strong suit of Obama’s — is now suddenly tanking,” Chuck.

TODD:  It’s cratering.  I mean, if you think about it, let’s go back to September. Syria. Then you have the crisis in Ukraine, and then you had the situation with the Bergdahl trade, then we can talk the Iranian negotiation. We can talk about the Middle East, uh, flaring up, and now the situation with Iraq.  Everything is a negative.  And these are now creating a situation.  Lowest ever! Lowest job rating, lowest approval rating among foreign policy.

RUSH:  He’s in shock.  F. Chuck is in shock.  The new NBC poll shows Obama unpopular across the board.  Savannah Guthrie said, “On competence — people who think the president is competent — 50% incompetent. Fifty percent!  What happened,” Chuck?

TODD:  Well, this is a situation of the VA.  And compared to the President Bush, he’s actually in a worse situation.  The Obama administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration was post-Katrina.  This is as if, uh, the public is saying, “Hey, buddy, your presidency is over.  You may not believe it is, but your ability to lead and convince us that you say you have the right policies anymore? We’re not listening.”

RUSH:  It doesn’t matter, though, Chuck.  But, you see, Chuck’s in shock.  They’re all in shock.  Obama’s seen as less competent than Bush post-Katrina? That’s… That’s… Oh, you don’t know how that hits them!  That’s just the worst.  So, “Hey, buddy,” the public is saying, “your presidency is over.”  It isn’t.  I’m not a broken record.  I’m just gonna tell you ‘til you get tired of hearing it.  It’s just now starting.

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RUSH: We last left Chuck Todd in shock on the Today show.  The Obama administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration was post-Katrina.  Oh, my God!  Folks, that is the bottom of the barrel as far as they’re concerned.  That’s lower than Nixon.  That’s worse than anything.  That’s when everybody justifiably hates you.  Bush post-Katrina.  Total incompetence, total uncaring, total lack of compassion.  Just utterly, totally removed.  Don’t care about the pain and suffering of anybody.  And Obama has sunk to lower levels than even Bush at that point in time.

They are devastated.  It’s their own poll.  And so F. Chuck says, “This is as if the public is saying, ‘Hey, buddy, your presidency is over. You may not believe it is, but your ability to lead and convince us that you have the right policies anymore, we’re not listening.'”

Chuck, he hasn’t had the right policies from day one.  He hasn’t led on anything since day one.  He has imposed.  The people of this country have been governed against their will since the beginning.  Obama has never had majority support for Obamacare.  He never led on the issue.  He’s not led on the issue of basically opening the border.  He’s doing this in defiance of public opinion, Chuck.  Where have you been?  There has been no assemblage of majorities, either of thinking or of votes or whatever that backs up any of this other than Obamacare and the things he had to do in the darkness of night to get that vote.

The American people have never been in support of this.  The Washington Redskins will tell you that the Obama presidency is not over.  The millions of people who lost the doctor they like and the health insurance policy they liked and saw their premiums and deductibles skyrocket, they will tell you the Obama presidency is not over.  The families of the people killed in Benghazi will tell you this administration and presidency is not over.  By the way, I called it and I’ve got a story, and it’s coming up.  This guy that they captured — do you know this guy was interviewed by CNN and the New York Times a year ago?

All the Regime would have had to do was pretend to be reporters, and they could have captured the guy.  I don’t think there was that great a desire to capture the guy a year ago, but the media found him.  Anyway, there’s a story in which it is reported that he blamed the video for making his group do what they did.  I told you.  But I get ahead of myself.  The president is releasing mass murdering terrorists and replenishing the enemy from Guantanamo Bay.  That doesn’t sound like a presidency which is over.  The president’s hell-bent on shutting town coal plants.  And just today, a story coming up, the haughty John Kerry, who once, by the way, served in Vietnam, has declared that 10% of the world’s oceans will now be placed off-limits.

The destruction of the oceans, you don’t know how bad it is.  They’re gonna set up the equivalent of wildlife reserves for marine life.  Marine life reserves.  You’re not supposed to go in there and touch ‘em.  You can’t sail across.  I want to know what 10%.  Anyway, with all this going on, this is John Kerry shutting down 10% of the oceans again on a hoax.  Remember it was Ted Danson in 1989 who said, “We only got 10 years if we don’t quit the oceans are all dead.”  That was 1989.  These people are just beginning, is my point.  There’s nothing over here.

One more F. Chuck sound bite.  It’s the kicker.  Savannah Guthrie says, “Chuck, do you still see a real Tea Party, non-Tea Party split in the GOP?  And let me ask you about Hillary Clinton. Because you took a poll basically asking, ‘would you vote for Hillary’ to a general electorate? The numbers you got were saying yes, 38%, no, 37%, and maybe, 23%.”

TODD:  This is a reminder she’s not — you know, some in the media treat it as if it’s a coronation, that President Clinton is an automatic in 2016.  This is the voters saying, “No, she’s not.”  She’s an automatic with Democrats.  Her numbers with Democrats are better now than they’ve every been.  Much better than they were eight years ago.  With the rest of the public, it’s another question.

RUSH:  Oh, my gosh, folks, do you understand what they just learned in their own poll?  That Hillary is not gonna be coronated.  The Democrats love her, but elsewhere it’s a toss-up.  She’s not going to be coronated.  You need to understand, these people like Chuck Todd and everybody else inside the Beltway, to them this is utterly devastating.  They live in a world where they think everybody looks at the world and events the way they do.  So they have a poll, it’s their own poll, it’s devastating for Obama, and to them when you get numbers like this your presidency is over and the American people don’t like you and it’s fini.  But these people have a profound ignorance.  It’s like they’re behind a wall and cannot see this administration for what it is.

They plug Obama into the Democrat presidential peg, and they assign to him the behavioral modes, the structure of every Democrat president who’s ever been without looking at what he’s really doing and what his policies really are, there’s no curiosity, there’s no analysis.  And so in their world, which is very narrow, by the way, in their world, which is very small, in their world, where every poll counts — like global warming is essentially a poll. A poll of scientists combined with computer models has created an outright hoax.  There is no evidence of global warming, but these people, my God, it’s sizzling out there, it’s heating up. It doesn’t matter that the real temperature isn’t moving.  That’s not the narrative.  The narrative is it’s going to in a hundred years because of X, Y, Z. It never matters that X, Y, and Z is faulty data being input.

So they don’t see that polling data.  The Regime does not gonna be affected by this.  If anything, this is going to ramp up Obama even more.  This is not gonna slow him down.  This is gonna speed him up.  This is gonna create spite.  This is gonna create a reaction in the Regime of, “Oh, yeah?  You don’t like me so far?  Well, watch this.”  I keep thinking of Carpenters, 1969, We’ve Only Just Begun, ’cause that’s where we are.  One more before the break and I’m gonna get into the innards of this poll as it relates to Republicans.  F. Chuck didn’t even see that.  It’s not good for Republicans, but it’s so bad for Obama that I’m telling you, there’s full-fledged panic and depression inside the whole media because of this poll.

On Squawk Box, back to CNBC. The guest was chief Washington correspondent John Harwood.  He’s reporting on the poll and says this.

HARWOOD:  It’s an ugly poll for Obama.  The high thirties, low forties are sort of where presidents are when they’re in big trouble. He’s getting the low — the lower bounds here.  People are drawing the conclusion that events are controlling this president rather than the president controlling events, which, obviously presidents don’t control the world. But the accumulation of things — Iraq, Syria, problems with Russia and Ukraine. All of those things are, uh, making people feel as if, uh, the United States, uh, is weak at the moment, that the country is on the wrong track, and this is… It’s worrisome for Democrats.

RUSH:  Wait a minute, now.  It’s a small one, I will admit, but this could be the first crack in the Limbaugh Theorem.  The Limbaugh Theorem explains how Obama never gets blamed for anything.  The Limbaugh Theorem explains how Obama is never held accountable.  The Limbaugh Theorem explains how Obama distances himself from his own policies. The Limbaugh Theorem explains how he gets away with that with the media.

But if you listen to Harwood here, there’s justification in blaming Obama for some of this stuff, particularly foreign policy.  So it could be a little crack in the Limbaugh Theorem.  Dick and Liz Cheney have a really, really good and powerful op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today called, “The Collapsing Obama Doctrine.”

They get right up to the moment of truth and they just pull back slightly in leveling their charges, but the intent is clear.  It’s devastating to Obama and to the Regime, to his competence, to his policy, foreign and domestic.  It’s really a good piece and we’ll try to get to it during the program today. But another obscene profit time-out. We’ll come back and get into the innards of this NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

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RUSH: Back to the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.  The news is devastating for Obama, but it doesn’t matter, for all the reasons that I detailed in the previous hour.  It matters to the media; they’re devastated.  They’re devastated for a number of reasons.  I mean, they’ve been doing everything they can to prop the guy up.  They’ve been ignoring all the scandals.

They’ve been following the administration line on blaming the Republicans for everything. They‘ve been propping Obama up. He’s great, he’s funny, all this. So there’s gotta be a little bit of personal disappointment because they have made it their mission to protect Obama, and they’ve gotta do it for two more years.  And, you know, I can just tell you…

Again, this is another reason why — just a little bit of inside baseball here — that I decided a long time ago not to tie myself to political candidates, other than presidential races.  There’s a host of reasons.  One, I can’t control what they’re gonna do, and I have found that many of them change once they get elected.  I don’t want to have people say, “Hey, you told us that this guy was good!” I don’t want to deal with that.

Since I have no control over what they’re gonna do and what they’re gonna be policy-wise and how Washington is gonna change them, I don’t. In order to explain this in the very early days of the program, ’cause it was a… The media accused me early on of tying myself to candidates and tried to give me credit when they won and tried to sock it to me when they lost.

My rejoinder to them has always been, “Well, look, my success is not determined by who wins elections.”  It can’t be.  That’s not something I was ever going to permit.  It never was the case.  I was the first to tell ‘em: “Look, if I had the kind of power you guys are assigning to me, no Democrat would ever win another election, and clearly that happens.”  I’ve striven to keep everything and myself in perspective.

But the Drive-Bys are quite different.  They have openly aligned themselves with this president and with every other Democrat president. But this one particularly because of the historical nature and the sympathy they have for minorities.  They have openly abandoned all precedence of objectivity.  There isn’t any news reported anymore.

All there is is the daily narrative that advances the Democrat Party agenda, the Obama agenda.  That’s what the news is today.  There isn’t any news.  So when they get a poll like this NBC News/Washington Post poll which shows the bottom falling out of Obama, not only does it hurt them because their guy has hit rock bottom (the way they look at things), but they weren’t able to do anything about it.

So they take it personally.

They know full well what they’re doing every day.  They know full well they’re pumping this guy up.  They know full well they’re trying to protect him from just this kind of thing.  There is never any serious analysis of his policies.  There is never any curiosity about any of the scandals.  There is not any curiosity about the virtual trashing of this Constitution this Regime is engaged in.

There is no concern whatsoever for what has happened to this country.  They continue to report lies about the economy and the great job market and economic growth and all of that.  They do this in an effort to keep “this” from happening — and by “this,” I mean this devastating poll from NBC/Wall Street Journal.  So they take it personally two ways: Their guy is on the skids and they weren’t able to stop it.

So they are understandably shocked and depressed, and that’s why you have Chuck running around saying, “Hey, buddy, your presidency is over, it’s cratered, it’s crashed. Nothing you can do about it.”  But they’re missing some things in the poll that they will find after they get over this shock, and again these are upsetting things to me.  Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

Fifty-seven percent of the people in this poll say they approve of the proposal to eliminate carbon emissions by 30%. It’s an attack on coal-fired power plants, and it’s an attack on your electricity bill, which would skyrocket.  To see that 57% of the people in this poll support that, that’s not good.  Sixty-one percent believe “global climate change requires immediate action or some action to combat it.”

It’s the first poll I’ve seen where more than 5% care about it.  I’m not making that up.  If you do a poll of issues and ask the American people to tell you what’s the most important, global warming is down there at number four in many of these polls.  Immigration and the economy are always at the top.  So I’m a little dubious of this.  Another six in 10, 60% “say the problems associated with the VA are due to long-standing bureaucratic issues.”

Only 14% say they’re “due to poor management” by the Regime.  So in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll where the results have the Obama approval rating at rock bottom, only 14% blame him for what’s gone wrong with the VA.  So the Limbaugh Theorem is still alive and well on certain issues.  But that, again, is hard.  “Fifty-nine percent in this poll oppose closing the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects.”

That is up seven points since 2009.  That’s not upsetting.  That’s not gonna look good for Obama.  And only 27% say the Afghanistan war was worth it, down 13 points from a year ago.

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5 Things About the Taliban This Democrat Should Know Before Spouting Off That They’re Not Terrorists

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This is from Independent Journal Review.

People like California Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier are not only brain damaged they are traitors.

How do we combat this amount of ignorance?

 

 

On Tuesday, California Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier was on MSNBC attempting to counter House Speaker John Boehner’s statement on the White House violating official policy by negotiating with terrorists for Bergdahl’s release. The California lawmaker said:

 

“The Taliban is part of the fabric of Afghanistan — they were part of the leadership of that country before we engaged there.”

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“To say that they are terrorists, at this point, is not necessarily accurate.”

The State Department defines terrorism as premeditated politically motivated violence. Speier could not be further from the truth about the Taliban not being terrorists, and here our five reasons why.

  1. In 1998, they killed an estimated 4,000 – 6,000 Hazara Afghans in an ethnic cleansing campaign.
  2. They provided Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden with safe haven after 9/11
  3. They engage in acts of terrorism against government targets.
  4. The Taliban has ties with several organizations that are designated terror groups by the State Dept.
  5. They are not a legitimate government recognized by two or more states.

In a rational world, the word Taliban is synonymous with terrorism. So, what does it say about our lawmakers when they cannot grasp what kind of enemies the United States is up against?

 

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