Posts Tagged ‘Countdown to 2016 election
Today, make a list of all the latest twists and turns and craziness in this election (because we are friends like this and where I come from friends help each other make lists of other people’s craziness). One of the biggest problems with politics today is how oversaturated we are with information…which causes everything to blur, fall through the cracks, get lost in the din, etc. What I’d like to do over the next 96 days is keep track of every punch the Left takes on behalf of the Globalists and evaluate how effective each was…while also charting what the Americanist side did in response or rebuttal. My operating assumption will continue to be that this is an election being waged between GLOBALISTS (Hillary Clinton) and AMERICANISTS (Donald Trump).
Many Establishment Republicans are in the Globalist ranks and are helping Hillary win; to my knowledge, there do not seem to be any Americanists in Democrat ranks. Democrats are a party united behind Globalism. Independent voters seem to be Americanist at heart, but don’t seem to understand that term or realize what they really are. In my opinion, if they fell in line with Globalist thought they would be out and proud Democrats. I think the reason there are so many Independents in the first place is because Republicans have been too Establishment and that Cocktail Party ethos has alienated people who were gung-ho proud Americans under Ronald Reagan. Since the first Bush presidency, Republicans decided to be a party that a lot of Americans didn’t want to have anything to do with…since Republicans became a Cocktail Party for elites that just served the interests of Big Business. There was nowhere for people to go who loved America and wanted the US to be the best country in the world, dominating all others. So those people became Independent. What I believe we are seeing in 2016 is the first-ever confrontation of this Globalist vs. Americanist ideology…and the big question over the next 96 days is if Donald Trump is savvy enough to tap into this at a micro level. If he does, he could unleash a tsunami of support that could sweep the Globalists from power and tear down the Establishment and Cocktail Party for good. It’s a big “IF,” however…because the Establishment sure won’t go down without a fight and getting Americans to feel safe expressing their contempt for Globalism and political correctness will be very difficult. But not impossible.
Here’s a recap of some of the craziness I’ve noticed being covered to some degree in recent days:
1. The Democrat National Committee had to fire three top officials who were busted plotting with Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders to rig the primaries. WHY IT MATTERS: It’s rare for Democrats to fire anyone. Of course, these people being fired will have new jobs by Monday with higher salaries somewhere. That’s how life in politics works. But, publicly chopping off these people’s heads seemed to be needed to quiet down the Bernie Sanders Cult (BSC). If WikiLeaks has more DNC emails, it could reignite the anger of the BSC. Enough Democrats voting for the Green Party in key states could cost Hillary electoral votes she would otherwise have locked up if not for the WikiLeaks scandal regarding the DNC’s plots and schemes to rig the primaries.
FREE ADVICE TO TRUMP: There is real opportunity here to fracture Democrats by continuing to pound Hillary over how the primaries were rigged for her and how the DNC was caught red-handed. He should also raise questions about whether or not the NSA has Hillary’s 33,000 deleted emails and if the FBI can get those from the NSA to see them. He should say: “Come on. We all know the NSA has been spying on everyone and gathering up emails. They must have Hillary’s 33,000 deleted emails. Nobody believes she was talking about Yoga. Does she look like she does Yoga? You got to be kidding me. She does as much Yoga as Rosie O’Donnell does Yoga. I doubt the two of them were emailing each other about Yoga. Who was Hillary emailing that she doesn’t want you to see? Ask the NSA. They have the emails. It’s a mess what’s in them. Let’s see them.”
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Recently, I took a drive up to Janesville, Wisconsin from Chicago to check out the walls that Paul Ryan has built around his mansion (which is an entire city block long). Just as his primary challenger Paul Nehlen reported, Ryan has built a massive wall around his estate (which includes a tennis court and a stunning amount of forested land). The compound is protected by multiple walls, actually…in addition to both iron and chain-link fences. The mansion also is dotted with observable white, round security cameras on the multi-story brick walls and is apparently guarded at all times by at least two black government vehicles with what appeared to be armed Secret Service agents inside. It is accurate for Nehlen to say that Ryan’s manse is heavily fortified, well-protected, and secure. Clearly no one would gain admittance onto his land without his permission, authorization, and by following all rules and laws for admission. In short, Paul Ryan’s mansion is the complete opposite of the way that the United States southern border is handled.
Ann Coulter will be appearing with Paul Nehlen in both Janesville and Kenosha, Wisconsin on Saturday August 6th to mock Paul Ryan mercilessly for living in a fortified palace with every security measure in place imaginable…while vociferously opposing building a border wall to give American citizens a small fraction of the protection that he and his family enjoy every day (at great taxpayer expense).
Throughout Paul Ryan’s neighborhood, signs supporting his challenger Paul Nehlen decorate the area. (Most Americans can only dream of living in a place this nice: almost all of the buildings are ornate, opulent, Victorian painted ladies with stunning gardens and streets lined with mature shade trees…it is like a neighborhood in a John Hughes movie.) Ryan’s immediate next door neighbor had a green and white “Ryan for Congress” sign on the tree lawn, but other than that most of the signs I spotted in the Courthouse Hill District were for Nehlen. The few locals I was able to speak with didn’t reveal who they were voting for, but said that Paul Ryan certainly looked like he was in trouble and that they had never seen him sweat an election like he is sweating this one. “It sure looks like Nehlen could pull this off. That sure would be embarrassing for Paul Ryan.”
One interesting thing about seeing his mansion in person is remembering a story that was told back in 2012, after Ryan was selected to be Mitt Romney’s running mate. The news media had camped out back then on St. Lawrence street in front of Ryan’s home on August 10th or so, waiting to see if he came home from something…because Mitt Romney was set to reveal his Vice President pick the next day in Virginia (and the media was also camped out at Newt Gingrich’s house and several other homes, waiting to see if they came home that night too…or if they were spotted at any airports getting into private planes instead). To fake out the reporters, Ryan came home and made a point to wave to everyone before walking though his front door. Then, he supposedly changed clothes, put on a baseball hat or wig or something, went through his backdoor, and then walked through the woods and over the ravine behind his house before crossing through a neighbor’s yard to where someone from the Romney campaign was waiting for him on S. Garfield Avenue. Ryan then got into the car and was spirited away to a waiting plane somewhere in Waukegan, Illinois, which he boarded for a flight to join Romney for the big surprise VP announcement.
According to ABC, Ryan grew up as a boy in one of the houses on S. Garfield street and had a treehouse in the same woods that he snuck through on his way to meeting up with Romney in Elizabeth City, North Carolina back in August 2012. Ryan’s sister-in-law stayed inside the Janesville mansion making noise, turning lights on and off, and basically re-enacting scenes from Home Alone to fool reporters into believing that Ryan and his family were still in Wisconsin. (I remember this working at the time, with reporters insisting that Paul Ryan had not left his house since coming home Friday evening.) In reality, Ryan and his family were hiding in a North Carolina Fairfield Inn and eating riblets from Applebee’s, waiting to drive to Norfolk, Virginia the next day…where Ryan emerged on a ship and was announced as the man Romney wanted to lose the 2012 election with to Barack Obama and Joe Biden. It’s weird remembering this now, but (in addition to Gingrich) at the time the media speculated that Condoleezza Rice, John Thune (remember him?), Tim Pawlenty (the guy who looked like Droopy Dog), and a handful of others were being considered to be Romney’s VP. Way back in 2012, Paul Ryan was actually well-liked because he would obsessively go on and on about the budget and wasteful spending and he was a Tea Party darling. So much has changed in four years, with Ryan becoming Speaker and being the poster child for caving in to the Left and giving Democrats whatever they want, especially in anything remotely “Globalist.”
I remember Ryan telling that story about his sneaking out the back door on some late night talk show, where he beamed like a little kid relating all the cloak and dagger efforts the Romney campaign employed to keep his pick as VP a secret until the big reveal. It would turn out that this was the very last of the Romney campaign’s efforts at ingenuity. They used up all their magic sneaking Ryan out the back door while idiot reporters camped in front of his front door waiting to speak to him back in August four years ago.
What did I think of Janesville?
Its a very lovely town, with a lot of quirky shops and restaurants downtown by the river. (As required by Midwestern tradition, I stopped at the border on the way back into Illinois after my day in Janesville for various flavors of cheese curd and souvenirs shaped like cheddar wedges and/or badgers.)
Ryan lives in the historic Courthouse Hill District, which is named for a massive Art Deco-looking courthouse building. The surrounding area has stunning old homes, which have either been restored to glory or converted into legal offices. From what I could tell, Paul Ryan’s estate is one of the largest, if not the largest, in all of Janesville. The area reminded me of Shadyside in Pittsburgh and also of the Mt. Hope area of Rochester, in that it felt like a place that had been very wealthy back in the Victorian days…then fell on hard times…but has been gentrifying in recent years and returning to past glories with a new crop of professionals and celebrities moving in. I would say that 90% of Americans cannot afford to live in as nice a place as the Courthouse Hill District in Janesville. It’s not Beverly Hills, but it’s a very Norman Rockwell-feeling kind of place to call home.
This is a far cry from the horror show that the Establishment and Globalists (but I repeat myself) have caused on the US southern border, where families living in border states have no protections like those found at Paul Ryan’s fortified mansion. Criminal invaders surge across our borders because there is no wall like the one that Paul Ryan built around his tennis court. Third World colonists by the thousands ignore our laws and tramp across the property of Americans living in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. Property owners do not have armed Secret Service agents in armored black vehicles deterring invaders the way that Paul Ryan enjoys such protection in Janesville.
Should a high-ranking government official like the Speaker of the House engage in hypocrisy as blatant as this? Clearly, the people expect government leaders to be protected…so the walls, fences, security cameras, and armed guards provided by taxpayers to keep Paul Ryan and his family safe are all needed and that is indeed money well-spent.
But Paul Nehlen has raised some valid questions about why taxpayer money has never been spent to secure our southern border and protect the American people from criminals invading from Mexico and Central America (and beyond, since ISIS has admitted to using our unprotected southern border to infiltrate the country).
Check out Paul Nehlen’s website for more information on how you can help him defeat Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s August 9th primary. With a palace this nice and walls this high, Paul Ryan should be retired from Congress so he can go back to Janesville permanently and think about his hypocrisy in not allowing other American families to ever be as secure and protected as his own.