Trump’s VP Pick — A Prediction

Ted Cruz

Via Reeko, who is pretty sure he knows who it’s going to be:

Mike Pence brings nothing to the Trump ticket. Virtually nobody outside of Indiana knows who he is. From all accounts he is a wonderful Governor and might’ve made in other circumstances, a wonderful dream ticket. but not 2016. Donald Trump already won the Indiana primary, so in business terms, Mike Pence doesn’t bring anything to the Art Of The Deal.

The rest of the field of VP candidates, that are being so-called “vetted” are not in my opinion, actually being vetted for VP. Maybe cabinet positions, but not VP. Trump knows what he has to do, and just like when he released his short-list of SCOTUS nominees, with some heavy-hitters on it, he received immediate cheers from conservatives and TEA Party types all over. Bravo! But remember how Trump did that. He is doing the same thing for building his future cabinet. AND most importantly, he already has told us who he wants…

Now as to Cruz’s hurt feelings and hesitance. that is natural, and again, IMO, Trump is trying to show Cruz that he is a very serious and conservative-oriented about his choices. (the term “conservative” may need to be refined in this new age of Trump – but that can be discussed later at more length)  here is the kicker though, and this is very, very important: Texas is in play this November. most people I tell that to are stunned and even ridicule me for it, but here are the facts…

Texas is currently listed even by RCP as only slightly pink, leaning Trump. but what the RCP averages don’t take into consideration is the real politics of the Texas electorate. although a slightly healthy divide between Dems and Republicans, those GOPers are divided into roughly three evenly distributed groups: 1 – pro-Cruz; 2 – middle road pro-Trump; and 3 – the Never-Trumpers. that last group is – again IMO – by far one of the most influential in the entire country. And they are extremely diehard anti-Trumpists. They will either not vote, vote Hillary, vote Gary Johnson, or even write in Obama (again!) and no, I’m not joking. without Cruz or even Perry as his VP, Trump can forget about taking Texas in November. yes, it is that serious.

And most importantly, Cruz knows it. right now, he is in what we call the Catbird’s Seat. In fact, he knows he marshals a very large contingent of not only supporters, but delegates for the convention. Cruz also knows that the GOPe Never-Trumpers will never, never, never allow him to finagle, schmooze, cajole, or outright steal the nomination away from Trump. and that is even if Cruz were so disposed to do so. I don’t think he is. I think he is an upright, honest, and forthright kind of guy. But his supporters and delegates are another story altogether….

And before anybody gets their knickers in a wad, yes, I did vote for Cruz in the primary. why? Because I called the primary results well over a year ago: Trump with a massive delegate count followed by ONLY one second place finishing strong – Ted Cruz. I voted for Cruz with that intent, to put him in a strong second place finish. Turns out that I was absolutely exact on that result.

The only guessing I can’t figure right now is, when is Trump going to announce? Actually, I think it already has been worked out between either Cruz or Perry and the Trump people. but the timing is everything, and I can’t figure out if it will be this week before the convention or immediately before or even during? Usually, I can also call the time of the VP announcement, but i can’t see it this time. It basically is up to Cruz to give the go ahead nod. And Cruz may be holding out hopes that there is some kind of delegate revolt or upset like the court case in Virginia that seems to be going ahead in favor of the Cruz delegate. It may be that Cruz is trying to eyeball what he thinks his delegates can scam or pull off. And yes, present company excepted of course *(would never accuse you of anything devious at all!) but Cruz operatives are some of the most extreme I’ve ever encountered. They literally will try anything to win. Of course, they think they are doing it for “the country” but i seriously doubt that.

A Trump-Cruz 2016 ticket would be a guaranteed blow-out in November of at least 45 states. (although i still say about 47)  and u know what else?

The Democrats know it.

The media know it.

Trump knows it.

Cruz knows it.

Even the Bernouts know it, and yes a good percentage of them will vote for a Trump-Cruz ticket.

The only people who are living in complete denial and an alternate reality are the Never-Trumpers. so they leave the GOP like George Will? good riddance. buh bye!

This election will be about the Mike Rowe’s of the country – not about the Mitt Romneys.

This election will be between the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty and Caitlyn Jenner and the Kardashians.

The choices this election will determine if we as a country go with VHS or Betamax – and we already know how that turned out.

I will leave you with a morsel for those Cruzers who are whining that they will go all Libertarian-retard and vote Gary Johnson. Here is a paraphrased quote from one of the Libertarian demi-gods, Ludwig Von Mises who said:

“If you offer a man a cup of milk or a cup of cyanide, you are not offering him a choice of beverages. You are offering him a choice between life and death.”  KA – BOOM!

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*No Cruz operatives here, (not that he isn’t vastly more qualified than the presumptive nominee.) It’s just hard to fathom how Trump could possibly justify to the electorate a choice for VP, a guy he spent six months slurring as “Lyin’ Ted.” Not to mention the absurd conspiracy theory about his dad being involved with the Kennedy assassination. I don’t know how Trump pulls that off. I don’t know how Cruz swallows his pride and goes along with it. 

That said, following a meeting with Trump, Cruz did tell reporters he has agreed to speak at the RNC in a show of “unity.”

Meanwhile….Never Trump Movement Gears Up For Final Play To Stop Trump At Convention:

CLEVELAND, Ohio—Republican National Committee delegates determined to stop Donald Trump at the GOP Convention next week are in the final planning stages of their mission.

Several groups are fine-tuning various convention floor strategies that would allow delegates to vote their conscience on the first round of balloting, rather than being required to vote for the candidate who won their state contest.

Composed of various alliances who talk to one another on conference calls, email lists and text messages virtually every day, groups like Save Our Party, Delegates Unbound and Free the Delegates find themselves in the final home stretch this week as key RNC delegate committee meetings (platform, rules, credentials) convene before the GOP picks its nominee at the convention.

I’m not saying I’m for it or agin it. Trump did win fair and square and has a large and enthusiastic following. On the other hand — he’s a terrible candidate and a nincompoop who is not getting better at campaigning as time goes on. 

I honestly don’t think he’s going to pick up many Bernie supporters. The good news is, millennials are appalled by Hillary. The bad news is, (most) millennials are even more appalled by Trump.  

A solid conservative Republican candidate would be roundly beating damaged-goods Hillary in the polls right now — not trailing like Trump is. 

I predicted a year ago that Hillary wouldn’t make it to the finish line. EmailGate was THAT serious and the MSM wasn’t in the mood to give her a pass. By all rights she should be toast, right now. Her corruption has been exposed for all to see, and yet she hobbles on. The only reason she still viable is because the GOP’s candidate is profoundly awful, too.

What a fine mess we’re in.

 

Islamic Jihad vs. the Establishment Clause

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Via Reeko, my friend in DC:

Orlando: it is not a Second Amendment problem. It is a First Amendment problem. Specifically, the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment has correctly prohibited our government from deciding which religion is acceptable and which is not. Until now.

Unfortunately, our constitutional guardians have failed us. The politicians sworn to support, preserve, or protect our constitution have now allowed the following to be our current state of affairs: that Islamic Jihad is not recognized as either a tenet or doctrine of Islam. All of a sudden, our politicians are now certified theological experts in the matter. Either that or somebody made Islam our officially sanctioned religion, a religion which nobody is allowed to debate. Officially, the terms “Islamic Jihad” are not allowed to appear in any official document.

My question is, just when was the establishment clause overturned to allow this? Did I miss it?

A government that declares any tenet, belief, or practice of a religion to be the “true” version of that religion, is therefore choosing a side in that religion and that is undeniably prohibited by our constitution. Even if a government denounces any other tenet, belief, or practice of that same religion and declares those adherents to be practicing the “high-jacked” or corrupted version of that religion, then such a government has indeed inserted itself and sanctioned an established official religion.

Consider that our government is supposed to be prohibited from declaring that all Baptists are true Christians because they baptize by immersion in water, while all Presbyterians are untrue Christians because they do not. Or that all Protestants are true Christians and all Catholics are unholy idolaters. Wars have been fought and many people have died throughout history over such ecumenical differences. The beauty of our enlightened Constitution is that it forbids the official taking of sides in these internecine battles. The prohibition against establishing an official religion – or even an official doctrine within a religion – has always been cemented firmly between unduly preferring any tenet or belief of say, Catholic over Protestant, Atheist over Nativist, Jew over Gentile, or whatever. Until now apparently.

For example: when Obama and his enablers and apologists in both political parties state that the Islamic State (ISIS) isn’t Islam, or that Al Qaeda or any other Jihadic terrorist groups are those who have “perverted Islam” then that official statement would be a distinct and undeniable theological assessment. It also means that Islamic Jihad as a tenet of Islam would no longer be recognized as Islamic. All of the Imams in Islam can go to hell. Obama will by golly tell them what is or is not their true religion.

Think about the implications.

Are we, as a country, going to allow our government to promote and approve a tenet of any religion as the only officially sanctioned version of that religion? The Establishment Clause of the Constitution says no. When was that changed?

The New Wedge Issue for 2016: LGBT Rights

The following is a heads up about what is about to be unleashed on U.S. Military bases, from my pal Reeko in DC:

Some of the most spectacular failures in the Leftist-Progressive playbook of dirty tricks of how to win sympathetic media support – and ultimately elections, are now being exposed as nothing more than exaggerated lies.

Worse yet, they no longer work on the masses. Largely due to the internet, truth bombs have exploded all over the Left’s coveted wedge issues. The War On Women has been thoroughly debunked.

Global Warming has been outed as the hoax it always was.

Wall Street versus Main Street has now been co-opted by Occupy Wall Street, Bernie Sanders groupies, and of course their clueless accomplices in the Libertarian Party.

The whole Hands Up Don’t Shoot/Black Lives Matter/White Privilege meme is continuously squandered each and every Saturday night just in Chicago alone.

Speaking of racist wedge issues, that whole Anti-Immigrant-Refugee-So-You-Must-Be-Racist meme has also been blown sky high by a porous border aided and abetted by our own willful accomplices in DHS, ICE, Border Patrol, and various Courts, allowing an influx of illegal colonists, crime, disease, drugs, and umm, what was that other one? Oh yea, Islamic Jihad.

None of these wedge issues are working for the Leftists, even when ramped up to the max. Not to worry. When the Left gets hammered on issues and truths, they get desperate. Then they invent another issue. Only this time, “Look! Squirrel!” has nuts…

The Obama administration has long been planning a much anticipated full-frontal assault on any of the last remnants of any decency left in his fundamentally transformed abomination that was our nation under the rubric of diversity and inclusion. That may sound like hyperbole, but sadly it isn’t.

Obama’s transgender bathroom decree was just a hint of what is yet to come. June is scheduled to be LGBT/Gay Pride Month, which normally passes by as just a mild irritant to our collective moralities, but this year, something very different is about to happen in June.

Far and wide within our government the official memos and schedules relating to the various planned Pride events are slowly but steadily being released throughout federal agencies. It appears that the onslaught of decadence will mostly focus on military bases, but even if local and national media only depict these events even delicately, rest assured that the breadth, scope, and volume of the all-encompassing events will be thoroughly disgusting to the vast majority of Americans.

Any resistance to this onslaught of deviancy will be met with charges of homophobe, bigotry, fascist, etc… ad nauseam. Thus, a new wedge issue soon will be thrust in our collective faces by the Left – just in time for Election 2016 “The Summer of Love” edition.

While this issue may come just in time to supposedly help a flagging Democratic nominee gain sympathy with the electorate, some people might instead think it is too late to feign moral outrage. Most folks realize that as far as the LGBT issue is concerned, that camel’s nose is not just under the tent, but the entire camel herd is inside the tent, and We The People are outside in the desert with our heads firmly buried in the sand. The citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah would approve.

Besides parades, picnics, luncheons, conferences, Harvey Milk Days, homo soft porn posters, and mandatory classes and speeches, there is a whole slew of wanton promiscuous “pride” events that are about to be shocked into our collective consciousness. All this will be done under the cover of diversity and inclusion – excluding Judeo-Christian morals, whether you like it or not.

If you thought San Francisco’s past Gay Pride Parades weren’t that bad, then you probably haven’t been paying attention, nor have any clue, for example, what is public fisting, or what a bear scruff and his twink are all about.

CAUTION: Do not Google those images or words without a filter. I will not post a link here, so just be advised they are definitely Not Safe For Work!
All this will be coming to a military base this month. Even worse, you will see lots of LGBT military in (and out) of uniform participating in various events around the country, publicly doing things that used to make people barf and were actually illegal once upon a time.

For example, here is a typical memo sent to all recipients at a typical military base just last week: (Redaction of agency specifics were made for anonymity. Emphasis added.)

“Please distribute to all XXXXX Personnel
“XXXXXX-Advisory 16-XXXXX Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month

“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is observed every June.  The observance is a recognition of the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history – locally, nationally, and internationally.

“XXXXX installations have planned and organized events to observe LGBT Pride Month.  Event information can be found here: https://XXXXX  Maximum participation and cooperation in special observance events is highly encouraged; workload permitting and with supervisor’s approval.  Contact your servicing Civilian Personnel Office for additional details.”

Normally, the whole Pride month just passes as a mild irritant, but not this year. It will be, by design, a complete in-your-face movement. The LGBT mafia now controls the military at all levels. Officially, Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell is now Shout-It-And-Get-Promoted/Disapprove-It-And-Get-Fired.

I personally have witnessed what used to be called “PDA”s (public display of affection – a no-no in the military) while in uniform of gay men and women, witnessed by ranking officers who dutifully looked away for fear of grimacing or otherwise becoming uncomfortable.

I once watched a Major waiting in a barber shop, as a young enlisted man was getting his haircut when his obvious husband (same last nametag) came up to him – while also in uniform – and giggled and held hands and then gave a passionate, tongue swallowing deep kiss before going to do the couple’s shopping errands. The poor Major simply turned his face away, trying to hide his disgust. When he saw that I was indeed watching him with a huge frown of disappointment, he meekly offered: “You have no idea how bad it is. Pretty soon they’ll demand we stand up and cheer if we want to keep our rank.” As disgusted as I was at the PDA, I felt so sorry for that Major and the others in the barbershop.

The fact is, in the military you don’t have to be LGBT in order to fully, openly and enthusiastically push their agenda. Any useful idiot can do that, and yes, those types will be fast-tracked all the way to the top.

This proven method of fish rotting from the head is now a concrete practice and was long ago made official in the guise of “affirmative action” – which itself has morphed into code words and terms such as “diversity” “inclusion” “historical significance” or “historical contributions” and are all the latest weasel words used by smart administrators.

My guess is, this June the LGBT mafia running the Department of Defense will release new uniform guidelines for cross-dressing General Officers. Tri-sexual bathrooms are already a foregone conclusion. Get ready to be disgusted.
-Reeko Forsazh

Live: IRS Chief Kosinen Misconduct Hearing

The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing this morning to examine the allegations of misconduct against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and decide whether he deserves to be impeached.

Lawmakers on the committee summoned Koskinen to answer accusations from the House Oversight panel that he failed to preserve documents Congress requested, and didn’t tell the full truth about Lois Lerner’s erased backup tapes, but the IRS chief will not be appearing at the hearing.

The IRS issued the following statement:

“When the committee announced this hearing, he was returning from China after meeting with tax administrators of 43 nations,” the statement reads. “The committee’s quick timetable left him without the time to fully prepare for Tuesday’s hearing. In addition, he also has been preparing for a previous commitment to appear before a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Wednesday.”

 

Reeko’s Picks and Prognostications

Once again, my friend in DC weighs in on the state of the 2016 presidential horse race:

As most polls predicted, and I agreed, that Trump would get the GOP nomination, my further prediction was that he will pick either Cruz or Perry as VP, but that would eventually come around only after a brief pause to lick one’s wounds. At the very least, my guess is that Trump’s VP will be a Texan or somebody from another large electoral state to give him the lock on at least 45 states in the electoral. What that means is: no Gingrich, no Ryan, nor even Kasich, no Walker, or certainly not JEB! would be on the Trump short list. Although I did think for a while that it could be Rubio, now, not so much. Trump pretty much has Florida in the bag. So for what its worth, I still think it will be a Texan.

Have u seen Trump’s SCOTUS nominee list? I’m sure you have. IMO, for no other reason that list alone should
make all true conservatives vote for the Trump ticket. Remember, #neverHillary means Never Hillary Matters!

Now for a little fun. Here are my latest predictions:

1. Trump will win at least 45 states in November. Actually thought it would be 47 or 48, but a lot of very big hitters
from as long ago as the Reagan administration’s Art Laffer and Pat Buchanan are now saying at least 45, so I will go with that number also.

2. Hill/Bill will have a medical “problem” soon.

3. Another shocker, re: above number 2, … but so will Bernie.😉

4. Trump will also win in November with the most votes of any candidate in US history. It will be that historic.

5. Three major world events are happening this summer: first, the GOP convention followed almost immediately by the DNC convention, then a few weeks later the Rio Olympics. The GOP convention will be orchestrated and run by the premiere folks who Trump has used in the past to run major events like beauty pageants, sporting events, etc. only this time, the ratings will be through the roof – for all the good reasons. We are talking about the one major media/celebrity event of the century, and it will be so spectacular and over-the-top that from coast-to-coast and in flyover mid-America, from North to South from East to West and all over the world even, there will be a Trump media-bomb like no other in history. To say that it will be a big production isn’t strong enough… it will be yuuuge. Do not doubt that.

6. The second major event will be the disaster at the DNC convention in Philadelphia immediately after the GOP convention concludes. It will be Occupy Wall Street plus 1968 Chicago, times ten. The Clintonistas will want their revenge by then, and so will the Bernouts. Nobody has a clue who the DNC will actually put forward as the nominee to take on the mega-Trumpasaurus, but he/she will do so very reluctantly… knowing full well that they will fade into history as just another trivia factoid that nobody will remember. Yes, the DNC will come undone and the Democratic Party will implode on its own bloated ideological obesity, just as I predicted in my previous opinion piece.

7. The news legacy media will be reeling from the DNC disaster, and will be desperate to switch focus to anything
 – literally anything – other than the US presidential race. Ergo, no matter how bad the weather, infectious pandemics, crime, corruption, etc, at the Rio Olympics, it will be THE only story we will be seeing or hearing about for three weeks. Maybe longer if they can get the body count up. And no, that’s not a mis-type. Rio 2016 won’t be about the medal count. It will be about the body count. And I ain’t talking about the lurid media cronies in their exclusive reporting beachside, counting all the scantily clad Girls From Ipanema. No, unfortunately I’m talking about dead bodies.

8. And the worst prediction is the only thing that isn’t part of my political preview, yet remains the one thing that hovers over all humanity like a modern day bubonic plague: nuclear/bio/chemical/jihadic terrorism. It will happen. Soon. I don’t think it will be in the US, but could be. More likely it will be in a foreign port with US and allied-flagged vessels nearby. Rio 2016? No thanks. I ain’t buying that ticket.

Live Oversight Hearing: ‘White House Narratives on the Iran Nuclear deal’

Iran Nuke Deal Deception

The House Oversight and Reform Committee led by Rep. Jason Chaffetz is holding a hearing this morning titled, “White House narratives on the Iran Nuclear Deal” to examine the process by which the Obama administration negotiated the Nuke deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes was invited to appear before the committee, but late last night, the White House declined, citing Executive Privilege. (Which of course, WH spox Josh Earnest told reporters last week, would not be an issue.)

BACKGROUND:

  • On July 14, 2015, Iran and the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany finalized the JCPOA, also known as the “Iran Nuclear Deal.”
    • The JCPOA is intended to ensure Iran’s nuclear program is used for purely peaceful purposes, in exchange for a broad lifting of sanctions.
    • President Obama asserts the JCPOA represented the most effective means to ensure Iran cannot obtain a nuclear weapon.
  • Critics of the agreement expressed concerns that the extensive sanctions relief would give Iran additional resources to extend its influence in the region. Critics also assert the lifting of a U.N. prohibition on arms sales to Iran or arms exports by Iran, and on Iran’s development of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, will set the stage for Iran to emerge as a key regional actor.
  • In an interview with David Samuels of the New York Times on May 5, Ben Rhodes discussed the process by which the White House presented the JCPOA to the public

 

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONIES

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Mr. Michael Rubin Resident Scholar The American Enterprise Institute Document
Mr. Michael Doran Senior Fellow Hudson Institute Document
Mr. John Hannah Senior Counselor Foundation for Defense of Democracies Docume

SEE ALSO:

PJ Media: As Iran Scandal Deception Scandal Grows, GOP Senators Call for Obama Adviser’s Resignation