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Those that breathe the rarified air of Washington DC are not like you and me. You know it, and they know it. Both Republicans and Democrats are circling the wagons to protect Joe Biden, and by extension Hillary Clinton, as well as Barak Obama. Donald Trump at times punches below the belt and the professional politicians and journalists are horrified. The elites are used to practicing the dark arts of cashing in on their influence out of the public view, they are not used to taking body blows in the public arena.

The parasites in the media world, you know the types that want to attend all the right parties on the cocktail circuit, have a vested interest in keeping the party going. There are others that attach themselves to the right people. The audible sighs of relief when Jeffery Epstein was found dead in his cell put out more carbon dioxide than 10 coal plants. No more wasting time checking their personal calendars on past trips taken on the Lolita Express, or trying to remember if they left anything to include DNA on Fantasy Island.

Whether you sit in the House, or the Senate everyone is your good friend. They may think that Joe Biden made a big mistake by observing “Bring Your Son to Work Day”, but they don’t see anything wrong in using public office to enrich themselves. Getting caught is the sin, not the action itself.

Nullifying an election is not beyond the pale for the denizens of Imperial Washington DC. Nadler couldn’t get it done as Chair of the Judiciary Committee. That was no problem for Ms. Pelosi, she found another Committee Chairman who is quite willing to lie. 

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  1. JoelB Member

    To the pols, the law is “more what you call guidelines than actual rules.”

    Barbarossa – Pirates of the Caribbean

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    • October 7, 2019, at 7:22 AM PST
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  2. Western Chauvinist Member

    I kind of wish this was all about money. Then maybe we could pay them to go away.

    I’m afraid it’s more than that. It’s because of their moral superiority and their self-ascribed divine right to power they rule over us simple plebes. They know what’s good for us, and they’re determined to give it to us good and hard.

    It’s almost impossible to convince someone that arrogant and self-righteous he’s wrong. The election of one Donald J. Trump was an intolerable humiliation to the elites. 

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    • October 7, 2019, at 8:52 AM PST
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  3. Bob Thompson Member

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    I kind of wish this was all about money. Then maybe we could pay them to go away.

    I’m afraid it’s more than that. It’s because of their moral superiority and their self-ascribed divine right to power they rule over us simple plebes. They know what’s good for us, and they’re determined to give it to us good and hard.

    It’s almost impossible to convince someone that arrogant and self-righteous he’s wrong. The election of one Donald J. Trump was an intolerable humiliation to the elites.

    Oh yes, it’s the power, the money is a mere by-product.

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    • October 7, 2019, at 9:14 AM PST
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  4. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    An interesting thread about how the Russia hoax got started. This was before Steele and even Comey.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1180271474470461440.html

    Strobe Talbott is one of the Clinton’s oldest and closest friends.

    He headed the Brookings Instituion for years.

    And is the THIRD State Department official briefed by Steele.

    Christopher Steele Provided Information To Longtime Clinton CronyChristopher Steele provided former State Department official and longtime Clinton crony Strobe Talbott with portions of his infamous Russia dossier.https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/11/strobe-talbott-steele-dossier-clinton/This is already looking very much like a State Department operation.

    The 🇺🇦 Ukraine connections are everywhere.

    Strobe link to a VERY important connection.

    Back in the 1970s, Strobe married the twin sister of a man who would become a shadowy Clinton operative: Cody Shearer.Worth reading the whole thing. This is not just CIA but State is in deep.

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    • October 7, 2019, at 10:39 AM PST
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  5. Bob Thompson Member

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):
    This is not just CIA but State is in deep.

    And their use of the American Embassy in Ukraine helps explain the effort to discredit the President trying to reveal it. They are trying to point his actions as related to the 2020 election when they are about the 2016 election and the aftermath. 

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    • October 7, 2019, at 12:44 PM PST
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  6. Bill Nelson Member

    Every time I read anything that goes after the “elites”, my brain shudders. Who do we want elected to government, the not very elites, the not very capable?

    Yes, there are entrenched interests. But the majority of people who serve the government are good, hard working people. If this is not true, then governments cannot function and we must live in constant anarchy (which is a form of government of it’s own).

    And yes, these “elites” do pave the way for their children. This has been and always will be true. We want it to be true. We, as parents, want to be able to place our children in an environment in which they will be successful. My own children started to build their own networks early on, they met people in various positions, people who could write effective letters of recommendation or provide career guidance. Nothing wrong with this.

    It is very easy to sit back and cast stones at those in DC. But they are not as isolated and as clueless as many think. Most are intelligent and very aware of what goes on in “fly over” country.

    And just maybe it is partly our fault for sitting back and asking for solutions. I await the day that some Iowa town hit by a tornado says “we don’t need the government here, we can take care of ourselves”.

    I am not, and will not be, a victim.

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    • October 7, 2019, at 1:25 PM PST
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  7. Bob Thompson Member

    Bill Nelson (View Comment):

    Every time I read anything that goes after the “elites”, my brain shudders. Who do we want elected to government, the not very elites, the not very capable?

    Yes, there are entrenched interests. But the majority of people who serve the government are good, hard working people. If this is not true, then governments cannot function and we must live in constant anarchy (which is a form of government of it’s own).

    And yes, these “elites” do pave the way for their children. This has been and always will be true. We want it to be true. We, as parents, want to be able to place our children in an environment in which they will be successful. My own children started to build their own networks early on, they met people in various positions, people who could write effective letters of recommendation or provide career guidance. Nothing wrong with this.

    It is very easy to sit back and cast stones at those in DC. But they are not as isolated and as clueless as many think. Most are intelligent and very aware of what goes on in “fly over” country.

    And just maybe it is partly our fault for sitting back and asking for solutions. I await the day that some Iowa town hit by a tornado says “we don’t need the government here, we can take care of ourselves”.

    I am not, and will not be, a victim.

    Since you appear to be aligned with those who don’t like Trump, could you help us out here and give us some of the acts of the ‘duly’ elected President for which he should be impeached? 

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  8. Western Chauvinist Member

    Bill Nelson (View Comment):
    Every time I read anything that goes after the “elites”, my brain shudders. Who do we want elected to government, the not very elites, the not very capable?

    Okay, try this on for size, then. They’re elitists. They think they have all the answers. You can tell they’re elitists because they don’t live with their own solutions. You know this by the wind turbine farms defacing the lives and property of common Americans in vast swaths of the South (Texas) and Midwest and utterly lacking on and off the coastlines inhabited by elitists (Martha’s Vineyard). By the government “healthcare” provided to veterans (under-represented by the elitists’ children) and the top-tier healthcare enjoyed by government officials. Do you really believe “Medicare for All” includes elitists?? Puh-leaze.

    I think this is the distinguishing feature of Nevers. They trust in government and believe leftists to be basically good, if misguided, people. I believe leftists are motivated by the will-to-power, full stop. I care very little for their intentions.

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  9. MACHO GRANDE' (aka - Chri… Coolidge

    Bill Nelson (View Comment):

    Every time I read anything that goes after the “elites”, my brain shudders. Who do we want elected to government, the not very elites, the not very capable?

    Yes, there are entrenched interests. But the majority of people who serve the government are good, hard working people. If this is not true, then governments cannot function and we must live in constant anarchy (which is a form of government of it’s own).

    And yes, these “elites” do pave the way for their children. This has been and always will be true. We want it to be true. We, as parents, want to be able to place our children in an environment in which they will be successful. My own children started to build their own networks early on, they met people in various positions, people who could write effective letters of recommendation or provide career guidance. Nothing wrong with this.

    It is very easy to sit back and cast stones at those in DC. But they are not as isolated and as clueless as many think. Most are intelligent and very aware of what goes on in “fly over” country.

    And just maybe it is partly our fault for sitting back and asking for solutions. I await the day that some Iowa town hit by a tornado says “we don’t need the government here, we can take care of ourselves”.

    I am not, and will not be, a victim.

    Here’s what the “elites” saddled you with. When are you cutting your check for $185K to them?

    In fact, you don’t want elites. You want a government that has very little control over your life. Why? So elites and less elites don’t turn to tyranny, or self-interest.

    You’re making excuses for blatant corruption. Putting Hunter Biden into a job he has zero qualifications for is not in the same galaxy as a parent asking someone in a business to take a look at their kid for some entry-level gig. Nice try. “Career guidance” – Biden got his less elite son an elite job, and hey, everybody does it, that makes it ok.

    Wow.

     

     

     

     

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  10. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    Well, this paints a pretty dismal picture. What hope is there for the future? If every last person in the federal government except for Donald Trump is corrupt, what are we going to do post-Trump? Even if we amend the Constitution and make him Emperor Donaldus Maximus, he’s going to die eventually. 

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  11. Bill Nelson Member

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):
    give us some of the acts of the ‘duly’ elected President for which he should be impeached? 

    Easy: breaking the public trust. Read Federalist 65.

    A well-constituted court for the trial of impeachments is an object not more to be desired than difficult to be obtained in a government wholly elective. The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.

    If the government chooses to pursue me, as a citizen, is some legal manner, I have protections. When this is done by a foreign government, and most particularly by the Chinese government where no rights exist, I have no protections. For a president to ask a foreign government to investigate me, as a US citizen, is an abuse of that public trust.

    We trust the president to execute foreign policy for the good of the people of this country. Not for the good of a party or for themselves. So if the president moves to make a competing power, such as Russia, a close and trusted friend, that is an abuse of the public trust. For the president to announce a withdrawal from Syria, not in the face of an enemy but in the face of a supposed ally, to attack another ally, that is a betrayal of the public trust. And when a president praises a vicious dictator and ignores their threats to peace for us and our trusted allies, that is a betrayal of the public trust.

    And when the president is talk and deeds presumes to be the leader of only part of the people, and not all of the people, that is a betrayal of public trust.

    Supporters of Pres. Trump like to say they support him because he fights. But all of his fights are with our fellow citizens or our allies. When that is how you fight, that is a betrayal of the public trust.

    And finally, if you worked for Trump in the White House, would you trust him? No.

     

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  12. Bill Nelson Member

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):
    They think they have all the answers. You can tell they’re elitists because they don’t live with their own solutions.

    Who, specifically, thinks they have all the answers? No one I know of.

    And when you speak of solutions, these people, in or our of government, talk solutions for the entire country, not just their neighborhood.

    The former “Never Trump”ers (former; as once he was elected, “never became a moot point”) continue to hold consistent conservative positions in domestic, foreign and economic policy.

    Free trade, no tariffs. Character matters, as they stated with Pres. Clinton and with Pres. Trump. Arms length with the dictators, these people were quite critical of Obama and his comments to Medvedev and are critical of Trump and his apparent fondness for Putin. A consistent US foreign policy which prioritizes the promotion of freedom.

    They are “elites” because they have great depth and great knowledge, something Trump lacks (“I have a gut, and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else’s brain can ever tell me.”) And this scares the heck out of me.

     

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  13. Western Chauvinist Member

    Bill Nelson (View Comment):
    Free trade, no tariffs

    Free trade without tariffs is a fantasy. Every country has imposed tariffs except us until recently. 

    You’re afraid of the wrong things, Bill. It’s the Left that ruins everything — Dennis Prager’s list:

    A rule of life is that everything the left touches it ruins: art, music, Christianity, Judaism, race relations, male-female relations, universities, high schools, elementary schools, late-night comedy, sports, liberty, journalism, the Boy Scouts, national economies, language and everything else it influences.

    To this list, we can now add childhood and children.

     

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    • October 8, 2019, at 11:36 AM PST
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  14. Doug Watt Member
    Doug Watt Post author

    I don’t remember Obama sending anything but blankets and MRE’s to the Ukrainians. I do remember the DNC paying for the Steele Dossier. Adam Schiff seeking nude pictures of Trump in a phone call to Russian pranksters. Oh yeah, and the Obama White House running foreign ops against American citizens involved in the Trump campaign.

    Not everyone in DC is corrupt, but then again for over 3 years the country has been at a standstill. There are two ways to destroy a country. Politicizing law enforcement and attempting to nullify an election. You might not like Trump but you go to the ballot box and vote. So far we are 1 for 2, but number 2 nullifying an election hasn’t happened yet, not for a lack of trying.

    Corruption is not unique to any profession, or location, and that includes DC. I know this might come as a surprise to the East Coast and the West Coast but there are millions of people that have no desire to be ruled by the two coasts. There is a difference between being governed and ruled.

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  15. Phil Turmel Coolidge

    Bill Nelson (View Comment):
    But the majority of people who serve the government are good, hard working people. If this is not true, then governments cannot function and we must live in constant anarchy (which is a form of government of it’s own).

    Wait… So government actually works? Since when?

    I disagree with your assertion that “the majority of people who serve the government are good, hard working people”. A sliver might be.

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  16. Western Chauvinist Member

    Phil Turmel (View Comment):
    I disagree with your assertion that “the majority of people who serve the government are good, hard working people”. A sliver might be.

    It’s pretty much true that 10% carry the load for 90% in any organization, because — human nature. The difference here is we’re writing their paychecks and they feel compelled to tell us how to live. After all, they’ve graduated with all the right credentials from top tier schools. Top. tier.

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  17. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Bill Nelson (View Comment):
    I await the day that some Iowa town hit by a tornado says “we don’t need the government here, we can take care of ourselves”.

    You missed Mississippi solving its own problems after Katrina. Probably not looking.

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    • October 10, 2019, at 5:27 PM PST
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