“He reset with Russia shortly after its clash with Georgia in 2008. He concluded the New START agreement with Moscow that reduced our nuclear forces but not theirs. When candidate Mitt Romney warned about Russia in the 2012 campaign, Obama rejected him as a Cold War relic. The president then went on to forge an agreement with Russia’s ally Iran to allow it to preserve its nuclear program. During the red-line fiasco, he eagerly grasped a lifeline from Russia at the price of accepting its intervention in Syria. He never budged on giving Ukraine ‘lethal’ weapons to defend itself from Russian attack. Finally, Obama cut U.S. defense spending and cracked down on fossil fuels, a policy that Russia welcomed since its economy is dependent on high oil prices.”
The Dim insistence that Trump colluded with Putin is projection at best.
Via National Review.
It’s easy to guess that her unmasking of intelligence taps came on orders from Bronco Bama himself.
“Yet, to be fair, it is difficult to know whether Rice was a seasoned architect of that duplicity. Given her reputation as a useful naïf and loyal fall person, perhaps she was easily manipulated into going on five Sunday shows to mislead and distort. Her subordinate Ben Rhodes needed a vessel to assure the nation that the Benghazi attacks were not due to administration policy failures, and Rice was deemed the ideal vehicle to spread that myth.”
Via Victor Davis Hanson in National Review
“‘Trump to OK new offshore plan, reverse Arctic, Atlantic bans: sources,’ said a headline from S&P Global Platts, an industry trade publication….
“Oil for the people. Money from leases for the Treasury. And getting out of the Middle East for our military.”
That last may be iffy now, with the Syria strike, but it is to be devoutly wished.
Via Don Surber
“Once you wave away all the smoke created by our dishonest media, the story of this past week was pretty simple. The Trump-Russia-Conspiracy narrative is falling apart. The Obama-Spied-on-his-Political-Opposition narrative is coming together.”
UPDATE: It’s Watergate on steroids says Don Suber, author of Trump the Press.
Heat Street, McClatchy, The Guardian, BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press—they all have known for months that Obama spied on Trump. They even reported it, in detail.
But when Trump called Obama out on it, they all lied to cover it up.
Via John Nolte at the Daily Wire
“In effect, Trump was wiretapped — if not in the corny, old sense of the word, something very close. Technologically, he was wiretapped, as were several (actually many) others.
“A fair amount of this happened not long before Barack Obama suddenly changed the rules regarding raw intelligence, for the first time ever allowing the NSA to share its data with 16 other intelligence agencies, thus making the dissemination of said data (i. e. leaking) many times more likely. That was done on January 12, 2017, just [eight] scant days before Trump’s inauguration. Why did the then president finally decide to make that particular change at that extremely late date, rather than on one of the previous seven years and three hundred fifty-three days of his presidency? You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes or Watson to smell a rat. Something’s rotten somewhere — and it’s not Denmark.”
Pity the Republicans aren’t going to repeal it. Only water it down. Ann Coulter says they have sold out. Seems so. They fear to rile the voters and only want to maintain their positions, for their chance to become millionaires off the lobby.
The Conservatives say they will fight it. But conservatism died long ago. Now it’s just maintaining the status quo. No wonder they’re fighting Trump so hard. Even he seems to like it. “This is his bill,” House Ways & Means Chief Kevin Brady of Texas says.
Indeed, Krauthammer says there’s no going back to pre-Obamacare days. Luckily for me I have VA eligibility to stave off O-care, even if I rarely use it.