Beyond the Cusp

February 28, 2017

The Left and Their Dream with the Shadow Government

 

This article is written completely from ideas, concepts, threats, promises, commentary and other political talk almost exclusively from, by and via links that liberal, Democrat, leftists and extremist anti-Trump people, many of whom have apparently lost all threads holding them to sanity on Facebook alone, as we are Twitter abbrev. challenged and our friends which we have on Google are largely Israeli and Zionist thus little mention of Trump except for puzzlement over the rioting and apparently never ending temper tantrums. Some of our Google friends have cut their ties with Facebook as they found it incomprehensible and themselves often targeted because they were not hyperventilating over Trump’s election. One of the running commentaries talks about people who have been placed over the last eight years into high positions in the Civil Service where they are capable of affecting policy enactment and enforcement thus being capable of enacting their own policies and blocking those of the administration. These people have been placed sufficiently high but below the level at which they might be able to be targeted and removed from office and continue to be completely covered by Civil Service protections making them presumably near impossible to fire. The people speaking about these people often make jokes about how President Trump is unable to simply call these people to his office and say, “You’re fired,” as he was often used to saying on his shows of the “Apprentice” series. That small bit of humor is about as funny as their presumed amusing commentary gets, as much of their humor is pointed and very insulting of people in the administration, especially Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon. What is amazing is that Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon appear to have taken the bullseye off of President Donald Trump’s backside and run away with the well-aimed slings and arrows of outrageous accusations taking the full brunt of the media’s attention. If this was planned by President Trump and his advisors, then it was a brilliant diversion as if worst comes to worst, Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon are far more expendable than would be President Trump.

 

Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon

Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon

 

There are still the media and Facebook calls for both a nullification of the election and having a redo as well as the impeachment of President Trump. There is apparent exhilaration over claims that the Supreme Court is going to review the evidence of Russian intervention and giving President Trump the election when in actuality Hillary Clinton would have otherwise won the election. There are links galore telling of Supreme Court imminent review and possible negation of the election with examples here from the Brookings Institution and a web site called the Palmer Report and a site simply calling itself World as well as a site which just screams how neutral it must be with the name Bipartisan Report plus the Law Newz site and finally our favorite uninterested and totally unbiased and fair source of only the finest of true news, Daily Kos. With such reputable sites and the occasional commentary talking of such a possibility, how could any reasoned individual not see that the Supreme Court must step in and right the wrongs from the election and put the true winner, or at least force a real election where the person who actually won receives the Electoral College votes they deserve and win the election. Remember, Hillary Clinton actually won the election because she got more votes; the Electoral College is a false setup which was invented so that the people could be cheated from voting for the President directly. Well, they did get that correct and that was the reason but it goes deeper than that simple description. It was designed so that Wyoming would be far more important than California because each person voting in Wyoming was equal to many thousands of people voting in California and that need be corrected according to every leftist we have heard from living in California. Let’s do the math and they have a point about the Wyoming voters having more weight in the electoral College compared to California and this is probably the most drastic comparison from the electoral college and thus educational. California has fifty-five Electors and a population of 39,250,017 meaning that each Elector represents approximately 713,637 while Wyoming has three Electors, the minimum possible, and a population of 585,501 leading to each Elector representing 195,167 meaning each Wyoming voter represents approximately three and two-thirds. But, what about Washington D.C. which is solidly Democrat voters and also had three Electors with a population of 681,170 leading to each Elector representing 227,057, roughly equal to Wyoming so apparently there is a balancing and California likely is approximately the same as Texas and then New York comes in a close third and gives the Democrats an advantage not taken into consideration when these rabid anti-Trump people seek reasons the Electoral College, and thus the election, was absolutely unfair to Hillary Clinton making it impossible for her to win despite her receiving the majority of the popular vote. Many people will seek any point which they feel negates Donald Trump winning the election fairly and then run it into the ground repeating the same complaints ad-nauseum. Sometimes it appears as if different people were each assigned their talking point and told to beat their own positional drum until told to stop, and nobody was ever assigned to wave the stop signal so they all continue drumming home their assigned point.

 

The hyperventilating by so many and the fact that there has been almost no letting up on the intensity, that is frightening. Many of these individuals speak about the existence of a shadow government set up within the actual government used to interrupt and confound the efforts of the Trump administration and work towards toppling the government. Their hope is by preventing the proper function of the government and exacerbating any situations which will cause instability and panic in the population, they can cause governmental collapse and the people demanding action to replace Trump and all of his administration and a return to proper governance with Hillary Clinton in the White House. They completely ignore the actual existing Presidential line of succession. This is dictated by the Constitution which lists after the President the order of succession goes as follows: Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan, President pro tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The possibility that any calamity could press the level of succession this deep would require such an event that the actual existence of the Capital would be questionable but the remainder of the Presidential succession continues as follows: Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Secretary of Homeland Security. This list includes the entire history of succession law set by Congress including the original laws as defined by the Constitution plus the Presidential Succession Act 1792, Presidential Succession Act 1886, Presidential Succession Act 1947, Postmaster General being removed 1971 and finally the Secretary of Homeland Security being added 2006. Simply put, nowhere on this list as it now stands or likely to change in the near future does Hillary Clinton’s name pop up and it cannot unless Donald Trump appoints her to one of these positions, not anywhere near likely.

 

So what exactly are these Facebook enthusiasts who support making Hillary Clinton the President and replacing the current Republican controlled Congress and Supreme Court with the most left wing Democrats imaginable. Well, they foresee a situation where the governance has completely failed, their demonstrations have become a populous call to arms by a vast majority of the American people, the demonstrations often bursting into mayhem and the major cities burning, business being prevented from operating, the economy failing and as things spiral into worse and worse rioting, demonstrations and government collapsing in city after city and President Trump completely losing any control of the situation and the population demanding that something be done to return sanity and normalcy using whatever becomes required. They imagine the military including the National Guard and the Army and Marines refusing to take their orders from President Trump because they have become convinced that he is illegally holding office and demand that the rightful President, Hillary Clinton, be installed and sworn into office as President replacing Donald Trump before the enlisted soldiers and their officers will accept any orders to restore order. The demonstrators also demand the same result in order for their ending their massive demonstrations. All of these situations coming together force the end of President Trump’s time in office and the leftist dream is fulfilled with Hillary Clinton being sworn into office.

 

They have a Plan B, which would appear a good idea as Plan A above is preposterous. Plan B requires the Supreme Court, see examples above, to accept a challenge to the election presumably due to either the fact that Hillary actually won due to receiving the popular vote or because the Russians rigged the election for their candidate, Donald Trump. The more popular is the Russian interference in the elections both by presumably handing WikiLeaks the leaked and hacked e-mails from the Democrat National Committee and from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta which presumably proved disastrous to Hillary Clinton costing her the election. WikiLeaks has insisted that everything they made public was hacked by their people and that they received nothing from the Russians. Backing this up the Russians also claim they provided nothing to WikiLeaks. There is the further claim that the public release of information literally stolen from hackings of both the Democrat National Committee and John Podesta computers proved to provide information which proved a disaster for the Clinton campaign and handed the election to Donald Trump and as hacking of computers is of questionable legality, well, not questionable as much as illegal and completely against the law, thus the effect of these e-mails being released must be disqualified and somehow the result of the election adjusted to disallow for any influence from these e-mail and other hacked information. How this is supposed to be figured has yet to be explained except that any means of altering the vote to remove the hacking influence must result in a victory for Hillary Clinton, period. The entire Facebook revolution, another augment from the demonstrations on college campuses and selected major cities, is centered on a single objective, placing Hillary Clinton into the Presidency no matter what is required up to and including overthrowing the government by force and installing Hillary Clinton into the White House.

 

These screaming Facebook leftists and their fellow travelers are chasing an improbable result which can only succeed if the American system of government is overthrown and a person not selected by an election be placed in the Presidency. This is the exact formula used throughout history by leftists and the result has always been labelled as fascist. The formula is civic unrest which grows until business and society are no longer capable of normal activity. This escalation continues until the normative people of the public demand that the insurrection be put down and the hue and cry of the violent demonstrations and rioting are arrested or otherwise have their activities terminated. This is often done through violent police or military actions where the majority of the people who have been solicited and used by the fascist elites to destroy life and the existing government are simply murdered as they are no longer required, their usefulness has ended and their threat to governing can no longer be tolerated as the fascists have gained what they desired, absolute power. This ending probably has not been explained to the people out rioting, even those who have been hired to organize the rioting which is obviously being orchestrated as the rioters wear a type of uniform of all black including masked faces. The highest levels of organizers are part of the elitist structure and have a position as leaders of the secret police which will exist to ferret out any opposition. A well-organized fascist system often runs their own underground revolution such that they will know who has decided to leave the farm, so to speak. These people will be recruited and those proving vulnerable to recruitment will be reeducated and left loving big brother. What is being proposed with the install Hillary campaign is nothing less than an attempt to overturn the American Constitutional Republic and replace it with a new leftist fascist governance where freedom will be a thing of the past and the Tytler Cycle of Power in Governance will have turned another click in its inevitable movement from bondage to freedom and back again. And that is the end of their effort and Facebook will almost immediately become censored worse than it is in Mainland China.

 

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February 24, 2017

Never Ending Trump Media War

 

The recent press conference where President Trump took an equally adversarial role in his treatment of the media as they have been doing in their waging war upon the President guarantees us fireworks for the next four years. The only question is how much nastier this warfare between the fifth estate and the President will become. Between the President claiming the media is inventing the news and other “fake news” accusations and the media claims that President Trump is a fascist who is overthrowing the Constitution and appointing a Cabinet which will serve only Wall Street and will crush the working man turning employees into indentured servants or worse, slaves; who is stretching the truth more depends on which side you fall. For those without a side in this war it becomes tiresome and detracts from the one essential service the news media is supposed to provide, actual news we can depend upon and actually use. The sooner the media gets past the results of the election, which they thusfar have refused to accept, the sooner they can get back to providing reports on actual events instead of editorials day in and day out on how awful the world is since Donald Trump became the Pretender in the White House. What makes the news war with President Trump all the more distressing is that it feeds the social media war against President Trump.

 

Should one dare tread the pages of Facebook or follow Twitter feeds you are fed a near constant diet of anti-Trump regurgitated articles, links and comments. People with whom you used to have normal relations exchanging pictures of pets, children, families and other mundane events of life and now all they appear to be capable of posting are reposted articles, opinion pieces, links or, if you are fortunate, original editorials on how awful President Trump is and how he is a threat to the world as we know it or how unfair the media war against Trump is and how their recklessness is a threat to freedom and the world as we know it. One can only assume from the evidence, especially if you just arrived from one of the recent planets NASA claims might support life, is that the Earth is teetering on the edge of oblivion. The sorry truth is that if the world actually were teetering on the edge of oblivion we would not know this as the media is too busy with their wall-to-wall get Trump campaign on one side and the defaming the media war on Trump from the other outlets. Where are those old friendly headlines about the newest baby born at the zoo? Speaking of those headlines, my wife and I have had one of our computers on a link watching and waiting for a pregnant giraffe to give birth as our distraction for the day and thus far a whole lot of chewing one’s cud but no calf as of this writing. One takes their distractions where one can find them these days.

 

One may ask whether we voted for President Trump and we can honestly report that we did not, then again we chose to not vote in the American elections as we do not reside in the United States. Who we supported is also of little matter as our preference did not relate to how the person sitting in the White House would serve the American people but rather which would be more advantageous in certain areas of United States foreign policy and foreign relations which should be sufficient to indicate which candidate we had favored, we will not go so far as to say support as we neither voted for nor contributed to the campaign of anyone in the United States election. The only real care we had was that our former Congressman be reelected which we can report that he was and this makes us happy as we have family living in that Congressional District. We can honestly tell that we are not exactly happy that the media and many Americans are so completely obsessed with the result of the election that they refuse to allow everything to return to some semblance of normalcy and simply await the next elections to try and change whatever it is they disapprove of from this past election.

 

This is how the United States political system is supposed to function, you have an election, somebody wins and somebody loses and the losing side works harder the next election and the winning side attempts to fulfill their election promises. That is another item which has us confused. President Trump is doing exactly what he promised his supporters he would do if elected. We understand that it is somewhat unusual that a politician actually fulfills their promises and with such gusto as President Trump has set about doing exactly what he had promised. It may be understandable that if you were against Trump’s platform that his doing as promised would be upsetting to some extent but just because you do not like his performing as promised, this does not make his coming through on campaign promises an impeachable offense. Unfortunately for the Trump impeachment club, President Trump has yet to actually break any laws unless you believe the Russians fixed the election for Trump because he and Putin are as close as bosom buddies can be storyline. That would prove to be an impeachable offense but first it need be proven and even the FBI has stated that there were no Russian interventions on the voting or the election as best as they have been able to find. Of course if you believe that President Trump has somehow corrupted the FBI, then there may be a more serious problem than any of us, including the media which even they have not claimed such, have realized and if you have actual evidence, then perhaps you should contact the FBI immediately. Without any actual proof of Russian interference, then the election stands and as unfortunate as such may be for you, President Trump has yet to commit an impeachable offense.

 

Trump and Putin

Trump and Putin

 

Then there are the claims that because of General Michael Flynn’s resignation as President Trump’s National Security Adviser over Russian contacts and lying to Vice President Pence actually being a criminal offense under the Logan Act, that too has been cleared from having any validity by numerous sources including even some from the Obama administration. The fact that in the two hundred years that the Logan Act has been on the books that there has been one charge, and even that one was not prosecuted, and never a single guilty verdict should indicate the improbability of making any such charge stick. If one were to chase that wisp of smoke then they would also have to bring charges against Hillary Clinton for her early 2016 secretive meeting with the Chinese. WikiLeaks presumably held a Podesta e-mail showing that a former State Department official with close ties to Hillary Clinton met with an ambassador to China attempting to facilitate a secret “off the record” meeting between Clinton and the ambassador to discuss China relations with the United States. What’s good for the gander must also be good for the goose, or something like that.

 

What would be interesting is if the people who really are gunning for President Trump did find a smoking gun and succeeded in forcing him to resign ala Richard Nixon and Vice President Pence being sworn in only to find himself trapped and also needing to resign ala Spiro Agnew and the next in line being sworn in, imagine the schadenfreude felt by many on the left end of the political spectrum when Hillary Clinton is not sworn in but Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan is being sworn into office. This makes the President, from all the efforts to remove Donald Trump and Mike Pence with the aim of placing Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office, the very much more conservative and likely even more hated Paul Ryan sitting in the Oval Office as President of the United States and would indeed be a classic case of schadenfreude. What would the media do at such a point in a possible but unlikely future scenario? Perhaps it might be best to settle down, accept the election results and not seek to eliminate Donald Trump and Mike Pence as that simply results in President Paul Ryan.

 

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October 17, 2012

Honest Answer to Biden’s War in the Middle East Challenge

During last week’s Vice Presidential debate the Vice President challenged Paul Ryan with the accusation that he wanted to place the United States into yet another war in the Middle East. This was one of Biden’s snarky interruptions but was also an opportunity missed by Mr. Ryan. Romney’s Vice Presidential candidate should have grabbed that challenge and backed Biden off making him pay a price for such a bare faced insult. Paul Ryan could have started by saying the obvious, “Mr. Biden, nobody who is in their right mind ever desires war and will do anything within reason to avoid a war and nobody who is being honest would insult another human being by falsely accusing them of desiring a war where some of the best young men and women and the finest from among their fellow citizens may lose their lives.” From there he could then lay out what is the real pack of troubles that now exist in the Middle East and point to the actions and inactions of both the Obama and Bush Administrations which led to this situation where such an accusation actually has any foundation in reality.

Paul Ryan could have pointed out the increased terrorism and suicide bombings that have spread throughout Iraq mostly due to President Obama’s inability to negotiate a withdrawal policy which allowed for the remaining American forces to be free to continue to assist in the fight against the terrorists instead of being isolated in one base in the middle of the dessert where their only function is as targets. He could have pointed to the fact that al-Qaeda has been resurgent within Iraq and that Iraqi President Hamid Karzai has not only been allowed but very likely pressured into the awaiting arms of Iran and is now working with Iran in supplying Bashir Assad in Syria with the weapons and munitions with which Syrians are being slaughtered. Mr. Ryan could press the fact that the majority of the arms, munitions, and other military hardware that President Obama’s Administration has sent either directly or through intermediary allies to both Libya and Syria have ended up in the hands of Salafists, Islamists and even al-Qaeda. He could have referred to the disaster that has swept across the Muslim World centered mostly in North Africa would be better called the Arab Winter as the results have definitely not been an Arab Spring. Mr. Ryan could point out the exodus from Egypt that has occurred by those Coptic Christian Egyptians who were fortunate enough to afford leaving and the riots aided by government forces of Egypt that have burned down Coptic communities, churches, schools, homes and businesses.

Ryan could also point to the new demands that have become front and center of the Palestinian demands as preconditions that Israel must be required to meet before Palestinian authority President will allow negotiations to continue. The first being President Obama calling for a building freeze in the settlements and Jerusalem which came out of nowhere and had never even been broached as an idea, let alone a demand on Israel. And his statement that the 1967 Lines, which were the 1949 Armistice Lines, be used as the starting point for borders with only land swaps which are approved by the Palestinian Authority would be allowed to redraw these lines. These are the lines of the front at the end of fighting as per United Nations agreement and which the Arabs themselves demanded never be utilized as borders during their negotiations in 1948-9. Now, every time Mahmoud Abbas speaks his first two demands out of his mouth are for a building freeze in all of the West Bank and Jerusalem and a return to the 1967 borders, he does not even use the milder terminology of Lines. He could then have asked Biden if this was how he and the President defined being the greatest friends Israel has ever had in the White House.

There is a laundry list of other missteps and outright disasters that preceded this past week’s explosion throughout the Middle East. Included in this explosion was an attack by al-Qaeda on our Consulate and the Safe House located miles away that took the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three Americans attached to our Embassy staff. This is the same al-Qaeda that the President and Joe Biden have been touting died with Osama bin Laden who the President ordered assassinated in the boldest move by any President. Then there was the rioting that broke through the perimeter of our Embassy in Cairo, Egypt in which the American Flag was torn down and replaced with the Black Flag of the Salafists and al-Qaeda. Why not ask Mr. Biden to explain whether we are fighting against the Taliban or seeking to return the Taliban to power in Afghanistan. If we are fighting the Taliban, then why are we negotiating with the Taliban about including them in the Afghan government? Ryan should impress before allowing Biden to sputter an answer, “And do not tell me about the existence of a peaceful branch of the Taliban. There is no such entity any more than there is a peaceful Muslim Brotherhood which we are finding out to our dismay ever since President Obama threw our somewhat less than perfect ally Mubarak to the Islamist wolves.”

Time permitting, which this obviously might have gone a tad long on Mr. Ryan’s two minute limit, Mr. Ryan could have pointed out that it was the President’s call not to aid the students and large sector of the Iranian people when they rose up to protest what they saw as fraudulent reelection of President Ahmadinejad and instead to back the Ayatollahs and the madman masquerading as the Iranian President. Paul Ryan could have pointed to the leaks from the Administration which undermined Israeli efforts to make available assets which would be vital if Iran were to cause a war with Israel either through their terror proxies in Lebanon, Gaza or the Sinai Peninsula or by making a direct strike with WMDs or conventional weapons tipping their ballistic missiles. Mr. Ryan could state the obvious truth that the sole reason that Vice President Biden could even make such an accusation that the Republican candidates might get the United States in a war in the Middle East was directly due to the complete inadequacy of the Obama Administration’s muddled, addled and utterly failed policies in the Middle East, which are reflective of their entire foreign policy, if one can call the directionless policies of comprehensive responsibility avoidance a foreign policy. Then again, perhaps being the more intellectual, even tempered, mild speaking, but familial rather than aloof, and rational candidate was the best path and the one with which Paul Ryan is obviously far more comfortable.

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