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I’ve been listening to the audiobook of Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama by David Garrow. If you are interested—very, very interested—in the granular details of Chicago politics in the 1980s, this is the book for you. The travails of this labor boss and that alderman and this activist priest and that graft-prone pol…. […]

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On December 14, 2010, Brian Terry was murdered. Barack Obama and his willing accomplice Attorney General Eric Holder put the gun in the killer’s hand. They did so for the real purpose of subverting the Second Amendment, creating such ugly facts on the ground in Mexico that they could jam through federal gun bans. The facts on the ground ended up boomeranging in the Arizona desert, and the cover-up was on. Wednesday, 8 January 2020, in a courtroom in Arizona, the sixth man was sentenced in the murder of Brian Terry. The Arizona Republic has the story:

U.S. District Court Judge David Bury sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes to life in prison. U.S. prosecutors accused him of being part of a five-men “rip crew” that robbed smugglers once they crossed the Arizona-Mexico border.

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Obama has now decided that women should run the world. Women are “not perfect,” but “indisputably better” than men. As the former president put it, “I’m absolutely confident that, for two years, if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything — […]

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It’s impeachment day and Jim and Greg aren’t exactly riveted to the debate when the outcome was predetermined long ago. But join them as they take aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi telling House Democrats not to gloat once the final impeachment votes are taken. They also get a good laugh at Democrats suggesting the […]

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I doubt that the spying began with the Trump campaign. Opponents of the Iran deal suspected that they were spied on based on how quickly their ideas and arguments were countered by the Obama Administration. Was the Romney campaign under surveillance in 2012? It wouldn’t surprise me.

Obama grew up as a C(r)ook County Democrat. His campaign twice tried to shut down “The Milt Rosenberg Show” in 2008. Milt said that nothing like this had happened previously and he had hosted the program for more than 30 years. I think the rot was deep and it started at the top with Obama.

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One good and two crazy martinis await today. Jim and Greg react to House Democrat Brenda Lawrence backing away from impeachment and now saying censuring President Trump would be more appropriate in an election year. They also try to figure out what Barack Obama’s 2020 approach is as he not only doesn’t endorse Joe Biden […]

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Glad you’ve joined us for the Monday martinis! Today, Jim and Greg cheer the people of Hong Kong for leaving no doubt in local elections that they are on the side of freedom and the protesters. They also cringe as figures on the right speak of Trump is near messianic terms, a tactic the left […]

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Back to our usual format with three big stories today! Jim and Greg applaud the Senate for passing legislation designed to sanction anyone found targeting the human rights of people in Hong Kong, but they still wish the demonstrators could get some public support from President Trump. They also react to U.S. Ambassador to the […]

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During the recent Obama Foundation’s third annual summit in Chicago, “The Woken One” said that current Wokeniks are not being civil enough.

“One danger I see among young people, particularly on college campuses, is that I do get a sense among certain young people, and this is accelerated by social media, that the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that’s enough. Like if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right, or used the wrong verb, then I consider that I can feel pretty good about myself because, ‘man did you see how woke I was, I called you out.’ That is not activism, that is not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you are probably not going to get that far.”

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It’s all good martinis today! Join Jim and Greg as they stunningly applaud former President Obama for telling liberals that just blasting people for not being sufficiently woke actually accomplishes nothing. They’re also glad to see the House of Representatives vote overwhelmingly to blame Turkey for the Armenian genocide committed over a century ago and […]

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In case of rhetorical emergency, break glass and use the following:

“Today the whole world witnessed [insert bad thing here], and on behalf of [insert your department/organization/government here] we are here to condemn [insert action here or person] in the strongest terms possible.

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The Obamas signed a $65M deal for their two autobiographies. Michelle’s appeared last year. When will Barack’s appear? Will there be any interest in it after the 2020 election? Reagan’s autobiography appeared in 1990. Is there any precedent in the modern era for an ex-President to take so long to write his book. I’ve always […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and guest host Greg Knapp discuss the recent jobs report and the impact on Trump’s reelection chances. They debate the David Brooks’ op-ed in The New York Times arguing Marianne Williamson has the best chance of defeating Trump. And they react to Michael Moore’s plea for Michelle Obama to enter […]

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Andrew McCarthy said Thursday night that, using Mueller’s standard, almost any action by a president could be obstruction of justice. In 2016, the DOJ was investigating HRC’s illegal server. We know that the investigation was a bit of a joke. HRC was not put under oath. A person of interest was allowed to serve as her lawyer; many members of her team were given immunity. Obama in April said that she hadn’t done anything wrong. Certainly she did not intend to do harm (in his opinion).

The statute does not require intent. Comey was writing his exculpatory memo before the investigation was completed. The AG secretly met with Bill Clinton. Comey then let her off in his press conference. It sounds like obstruction of justice to me.

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Mueller has concluded that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. After two years of concerted attacks by a biased press and a corrupt bureaucracy, the collusion fantasy has been laid to rest.

Now let’s talk about collusion.

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It is quite interesting to note that both President George W Bush and President Obama utilized the National Guard to secure the borders when it was believed that there was an emergency requiring such use. Here is a link to the citations, and Also this document provides a legal background for understanding the military’s role […]

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Chavez and his successors turned prosperous, oil rich Venezuela into a disaster. As was so often the case, Obama embraced the hard Left. Yet our media is still in love with Obama and doesn’t ask him hard questions about why him embraced such an awful man who destroyed his country. And looking at resemblances between […]

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 or ?  There have been discussions about voting for the other party to keep one of “our own” out. I did. It was the second time I voted for a D (the first was for Bill Nelson, after he appointed our son, in an election that didn’t matter at the time because he would have […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are enraged that someone would send explosive devices to the Obamas, Clintons, CNN, and others and hope that those responsible for threatening or attacking public figures – or anyone else – are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. They’re also glad to […]

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For this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, my guest was Rich Higgins. Higgins, an expert in unconventional warfare and combatting terrorism with over 20 years experience at senior levels of the Defense Department, and early supporter of President Trump, served as director for strategic planning in President Trump’s National Security Council (NSC). More

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