Why the Clintons just won’t go away

I am tired of my twitter feed getting clogged up with the latest absurd tweets coming from Chelsea. For some reason, people seems to think I should read them. I read this excellent post that answers much of why the Clintons just don’t-won’t go away. Worse why Chelsea is a non-stop media trove of useless information. Here is some of it from Vanity Fair:

In Vanity Fair, T.A. Frank exhorts elite American liberals in the strongest possible terms to resist their obvious temptation to turn Chelsea Clinton into a political item:

PLEASE, GOD, STOP CHELSEA CLINTON FROM WHATEVER SHE IS DOING
The last thing the left needs is the third iteration of a failed political dynasty.

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…..The answer is that even though Hillary Clinton lost two elections, the Clinton machine—the one the family has been building ever since Bill left office in 2001—is still very much in place. Walter Russell Mead described it like this during the 2016 primaries: “The machine gathers the cash that provides perches and incomes to Clinton loyalists; the loyalists keep the publicity machine pumping, keep the networks of contacts and patronage refreshed throughout the vast Clinton network, and staff what amounts to a permanent campaign. This is what party machines used to do: provide incomes for the army of operatives who would jump into action to make sure the machine stayed in office.”

The loyalists who make up this apparatus want—or even need—for the gears to keep spinning. And for that, the machine needs to offer the promise of future influence. Otherwise, donations to the Clinton Foundation would dry up; speaking engagements would become less lucrative; Clinton-backed spin organizations would wither; and dozens of jobs would disappear. All this is to say that the strange persistence of Chelsea boosterism does not come out of nowhere; it is the product of a supremely well-organized political organization revving its engines. And it will not be shut down voluntarily.

H/T: American Interest

FBI has names of CIA leakers, says former U.S. Attorney

One can only wonder why Trump doesn’t get on this and rid himself of the Obama rats nipping at his heels. The plants were left there to do what they could in destroying his administration. As far as the GOP? Only to happy to go along with letting Trump and his appointees spin in the wind with non support. Here tis:

secretCIA officials know who has been leaking classified information to The New York Times and The Washington Post, and the officials have passed that information on to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to a former U.S. attorney for President Ronald Reagan.

“[This] confirms former Obama administration officials are in fact disclosing and discussing classified information with the press.”

The New York Times revealed in a report Wednesday that President Obama’s staffers left bread crumbs for anyone looking to undermine the Trump administration throughout the federal government. The revelation by The Times indicates how a steady drip of embarrassing leaks has tormented the new administration of President Donald Trump.

Some of the information reportedly planted by Obama officials had to do with alleged ties between President Trump’s “associates” — The Times does not define that term — and Russian officials.

Apparently, the Obama administration wanted to leave plenty of ammunition for leakers to keep hot the theme that Trump and his allies are connected to Moscow.

But diGenova, well-known former U.S. Attorney, said the bigger story is the ongoing war of leaks between entrenched federal employees, loyal to Obama, and the new Trump White House.

More atLifezette

The United States coup d’é·tat is well underway

The vultures are circling. Flynn’s demise is only the beginning. The coup is underway. Make no mistake. Morning Joe is over the top this morning. Hysterical. The drums are beating. Reality has been lost. The coup is underway. Bloomberg has this:

…He was also a fat target for Democrats. Remember Flynn’s breakout national moment last summer was when he joined the crowd at the Republican National Convention from the dais calling for Hillary Clinton to be jailed.

In normal times, the idea that U.S. officials entrusted with our most sensitive secrets would selectively disclose them to undermine the White House would alarm those worried about creeping authoritarianism. Imagine if intercepts of a call between Obama’s incoming national security adviser and Iran’s foreign minister leaked to the press before the nuclear negotiations began? The howls of indignation would be deafening.

In the end, it was Trump’s decision to cut Flynn loose. In doing this he caved in to his political and bureaucratic opposition. Nunes told me Monday night that this will not end well. “First it’s Flynn, next it will be Kellyanne Conway, then it will be Steve Bannon, then it will be Reince Priebus,” he said. Put another way, Flynn is only the appetizer. Trump is the entree. Read the whole thing at Bloomberg

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Change is coming to America!

Something we can look forward to in just a month. We will be saying goodbye to the Obamas and all that came with them. I am taking a bit of a Holiday respite from the heavy politics and enjoying the season. I hope you are too.

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Nancy Pelosi ‘American people don’t want a new direction’

We couldn’t pick better leadership for the Dems. They are toying with radical Muslim Ellison for heading up the party after the old war-horse Howard Dean decided to hang it up. We have Elizabeth Warren beating the war drums. Speaking of war horses, now Nancy was re-elected for the House leadership. Her ‘debut’ on Sunday of the new look was simply amazing. The prowess of her intellectual acumen almost matched “you have to see what’s in the bill to know what’s in it.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that despite Democrats losing the House, Senate, and almost two-thirds of state houses, the American people don’t want a new direction.

The California congressman appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday and instead said the issue facing Democrats is simply a failure of communication.

DICKERSON: “The Democratic Party is in a moment of questioning about its identity. You were reelected to lead the Democrats in the House. What do you tell Democrats who want a new direction and then, go to you, what are you going to do differently?”
PELOSI: “Well, I don’t think people want a new direction. Our values unify us and our values are about supporting America’s working families. That’s one that everyone is in agreement on. What we want is a better connection of our message to working families in our country, and that clearly in the election showed that that message wasn’t coming through. But we are united in terms of the security of our country, which is our first responsibility. To be smart and strong and not reckless in how we protect the American people, strong in how we protect our economy.”

Pelosi also downplayed her party’s losses in 2010 and 2016, telling CBS’s John Dickerson “You’re forgetting that we went up so high in 2006 and 2008.”

DICKERSON: “Here’s my question, though, Democrats since 2008, the numbers are ghastly for Democrats. Democrats are down 10 percent, in the House down 19.3 percent and in governors 35 percent. The Democrats are getting clobbered at every level over multiple elections. That seems like a real crisis for the party?”
PELOSI: “You’re forgetting that we went up so high in 2006 and 2008, and let me just put that in perspective. When President Clinton was elected, Republicans came in big in the next election. When President Bush was president, we came in big in the next election. When President Obama became president, the Republicans came in big in the next election.”

NY Time’s David Carr: “Middle Places” Home Of “Low-Sloping Foreheads”

Tucker Carlson interviewed the NY Times Public Editor on the biased Trump stories last night. It was a good interview, and I include it here. A number of the Time’s reporters were covered including their tweets. One reporter that came to mind was Time’s reporter, David Carr. As I write this post today, as a deplorable, irredeemable, who clings to God and Guns, complete with a low forehead from Middle Earth according to David Carr, I went back to my way back post.

What liberal elites really think of the average America  

”If it’s Kansas, if it’s Missouri, no big deal. You know, that’s the dance of the low-sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? [pause] Did I just say that aloud?”

The liberal elitists who used their control of the media establishment to install Barack Hussein Obama in power. pride themselves on being too full of nuance to express coherent opinions. Yet when it comes to their attitudes toward normal Americans, they speak plainly enough. Here columnist David Carr of the odious New York Times sums up the ruling class’s attitude toward the denizens of Flyover Country.

Writer’s comment 12/2/16: We showed them, didn’t we? We got the House, Senate, President. They are not laughing now are they?

Tucker Carlson Interviews Ny Times Public Editor Liz Spayd On Biased Trump Stories 12/2/16

Spayd challenged Carlson on the partiality of Fox News while still acknowledging, “Why would you cut off half of America and make them feel like this is not their New York Times?”Tucker Carlson Interviews Ny Times Public Editor Liz Spayd On Biased Trump Stories by the media and the NY Times in particular. It was brave of Liz Spayd To come On “Tucker Carlson Tonight” where she ended up holding her own for an interesting interview with Tucker Carlson December 2, 2016.12/2/16

Top Twenty Election Night Losers

Always on Watch found this one. Ah, the memories. She asks what is the future of these fine folks? Let us enjoy the moment.

H/T:Always on Watch

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