Convinced – rightly – that Russian hackers were responsible for the WikiLeaks explosion of information about Hillary Clinton’s misdeeds as a U.S. senator and secretary of state, using her family foundation in lucrative quid pro quo deals that led to her loss in the race for president, Obama has placed sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s Russian Federation. Or whatever the country is called these days.
Obama has also boasted that if he’d been allowed to run for a third term as president, he’d have easily beaten Donald Trump in the election.
He doesn’t seem to realize that he’s one of the major reasons people voted for Donald Trump. Despite his administration’s quotation of false unemployment numbers, the people who were on the unemployment line, or worse, were out of both benefits and a job for a long time, unable to find work in a decidedly bad economy from their point of view, knew just how high the unemployment numbers were.
A drive around the local industrial parks tells the story better than the New York Times does. Empty office buildings, factories, and abandoned homes don’t lie.
Then there was the increase in the number of illegal immigrants and their concomittant crime. Just the other day, I heard on the police band radio that my friend gave me for Christmas that a prowler was on the loose in my elderly mother’s neighborhood (!). Her doorknob has been severely loosened.
Twice, the police dispatch sent a patrol car into the neighborhood. Yesterday, on a yet third call, a truck was found abandoned at an intersection in the neighborhood, its engine still running and its doors wide open. The truck had license plates from a southern border state.
This year also saw an increase in the murder of police officers, thanks to the agitation of Black Lives Matter. Originally, a somewhat sympathetic group arising out of the murder of a very large black man on Staten Island (we can deny his death was a murder, but there is a suppressed video of him asphyxiating on the sidewalk), the movement devolved into a black racist organization calling for the outright killing of law enforcement officers. Obama lent his official support to this group.
Then, there’s the matter of Syria. The city of Aleppo has just about been wiped off the map, its Christians citizens either murdered or forced to flee. With the city gone, its remaining citizens, Christian and Muslim alike, have fled to Europe, overrunning European cities and governments, bankrupting those countries’ social services, causing havoc with endless violence, and creating a new, European breeding ground of Islamic terrorists.
Conspiracy on the part of ISIS is not hard to imagine. Make the Middle East an inhospitable place to live and force the Muslim refugees to invade Europe, taking the continent over more or less by default. Earlier in 2016, Obama, with Kerry as his mouthpiece, lifted the sanctions against Iran. Iran is free from inspections. While technically not yet allowed to build more nuclear weapons, their capability is intact and like Germany between the two World Wars, will merrily flout what sanctions still exist.
Of course, there are also the numerous flaws of the candidate, Hillary Clinton, herself. She was a terrible candidate, with a harsh, croaking voice, a cold receiving-line style out on the campaign trail, and an inescapable history of mistakes, scandals and arrogance.
What difference did Benghazi make, she asked? Quite a bit as it turned. Voters hadn’t forgotten about Benghazi. Her glib lies and denials didn’t simply sail over the tops of voters heads as she assumed. The slime slithered down in the cracks and crevices of America’s social media.
Videos of her kept popping up. The newspapers and the media dutifully toed the line for her, but the news got out anyway, thanks in good part to WikiLeaks. In response, Obama signed the Portman-Murphy Counter-Propaganda Bill into Law, claiming that a foreign entity (Russia) had interfered in an American election.
What an irony that Americans had to depend upon the mother of all communist countries to learn the truth about its own Democrat politicians. As if we didn’t know all along. He signed the bill on Dec. 23. The signing went unnoticed as movie fans were distracted, worrying about the fate of their favorite space princess. [The editor had seen the notice that day and was preparing a blog for it, but sadly got distracted along with all the rest.]
According to Geopolitics.com: The Portman-Murphy Bill Promotes Coordinated Strategy to Defend America, Allies Against Propaganda and Disinformation from Russia, China & Others
U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today announced that their Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act – legislation designed to help American allies counter foreign government propaganda from Russia, China, and other nations – has been signed into law as part of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report.
The bipartisan bill, which was introduced by Senators Portman and Murphy in March, will improve the ability of the United States to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation from our enemies by establishing an interagency center housed at the State Department to coordinate and synchronize counter-propaganda efforts throughout the U.S. government. To support these efforts, the bill also creates a grant program for NGOs, think tanks, civil society and other experts outside government who are engaged in counter-propaganda related work. This will better leverage existing expertise and empower our allies overseas to defend themselves from foreign manipulation. It will also help foster a free and vibrant press and civil society overseas, which is critical to ensuring our allies have access to truthful information and inoculating people against foreign propaganda campaigns.
“Our enemies are using foreign propaganda and disinformation against us and our allies, and so far the U.S. government has been asleep at the wheel,” Portman said. “But today, the United States has taken a critical step towards confronting the extensive, and destabilizing, foreign propaganda and disinformation operations being waged against us by our enemies overseas. With this bill now law, we are finally signaling that enough is enough; the United States will no longer sit on the sidelines. We are going to confront this threat head-on. I am confident that, with the help of this bipartisan bill, the disinformation and propaganda used against us, our allies, and our interests will fail.”
“The use of propaganda to undermine democracy has hit a new low. But now we are finally in a position to confront this threat head on and get out the truth. By building up independent, objective journalism in places like eastern Europe, we can start to fight back by exposing these fake narratives and empowering local communities to protect themselves,” said Murphy. “I’m proud that our bill was signed into law, and I look forward to working with Senator Portman to make sure these tools and new resources are effectively used to get out the truth.”
NOTE: The bipartisan Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act is organized around two main priorities to help achieve the goal of combatting the constantly evolving threat of foreign disinformation
The bipartisan Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act is organized around two main priorities to help achieve the goal of combatting the constantly evolving threat of foreign disinformation from our enemies:
- The first priority is developing a whole-of-government strategy for countering the foreign propaganda and disinformation being wages against us and our allies by our enemies. The bill would increase the authority, resources, and mandate of the Global Engagement Center to include state actors like Russia and China as well as non-state actors. The Center will be led by the State Department, but with the active senior level participation of the Department of Defense, USAID, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Intelligence Community, and other relevant agencies. The Center will develop, integrate, and synchronize whole-of-government initiatives to expose and counter foreign disinformation operations by our enemies and proactively advance fact-based narratives that support U.S. allies and interests.
- Second, the legislation seeks to leverage expertise from outside government to create more adaptive and responsive U.S. strategy options. The legislation establishes a fund to help train local journalists and provide grants and contracts to NGOs, civil society organizations, think tanks, private sector companies, media organizations, and other experts outside the U.S. government with experience in identifying and analyzing the latest trends in foreign government disinformation techniques. This fund will complement and support the Center’s role by integrating capabilities and expertise available outside the U.S. government into the strategy-making process. It will also empower a decentralized network of private sector experts and integrate their expertise into the strategy-making process.
If you’re thinking what a bunch of malarkey, well that only goes to show how far Marxist influence agents have penetrated our government, our schools and universities, and our media since, not even the Sixties, but the Thirties.
Now they need Mother Russia to cover for them as they find themselves exposed to the naked light of truth and public skepticism. Putin, it is said, has laughed off the whole idea that he was somehow responsible for Trump’s election. Hillary Clinton’s Rosatom deal, which she denied and attempted to have hushed up, was more of a factor in her loss than any relationship Putin might or might not have with Donald Trump.
Putin engaged in a disinformation campaign to have America elect a decidedly Capitalist billionaire instead of a devoted Socialist/Marxist whose college theses was on Saul Alinsky? No wonder Putin is laughing.
But this Propaganda Bill is no laughing matter to Americans. Obama’s aim is not foreign agents of influence; it’s the Conservative pundits right here in America whom he wants to silence. He wants to stifle any writer who would use the WikiLeaks information to discredit Hillary Clinton and any number of her coterie, including John Podesta, her 2016 campaign manager. The target is what the Lefties call the “Alt-Right Media”.
That would us, guys and gals. Bloggers, Tweeters, Facebook Conservatives, Tea Party Conservatives. Anyone who rebels against Big Government and its Death Star of taxes, regulations, and censorship. Anyone who dares to criticize illegal immigration, gay marriage, alternative gendership, and the legalization of drugs and abortion, all holy grails of the Left.
We’re the “Deplorables,” Hillary deemed us. We want to undo decades of “social justice.” Our president-elect will tear up all of Obama’s executive orders, return criminal illegal immigrants to their own countries, increase border security, repair our friendship with Israel, put an end to the education-devastating Common Core program, and bring jobs back to suburban America and more importantly, to urban areas, where jobs are desperately needed.
The word has gotten out and the Left is secretly trembling. They had to go into therapy after the election. Colleges supplied their Millennial students with coloring books, therapy dogs, and hot cocoa to console them in the aftermath of Hillary’s election.
One sign that Trump’s election was very good economic news was the soaring of the stock market. Today, it’s hovering just under 20,000 points, which will be another milestone for the Dow Jones. The last milestone – 10,000 – was reached in 1999.
Obama and his minions can’t handle all this good news. If there’s much more of this good news, they’ll be jumping off the tops of their Long Island and California mansions. Or their student dorms. But please don’t do that. There is hope, you know, just like in Rogue One. Freedom and prosperity are good things. A rising tide raises all boats. The poor won’t be so poor (not that they were ever actually that poor here in America).
The poor will find jobs. So will the rest of us. Once we can get back to work, we’ll be contributing taxes. That means we can fix our infrastructure. We’ll be able to afford our own health insurance, once President-Elect Trump and Congress implement a new health care system that allows mere mortals to purchase their own policies at affordable prices without bilking the young or bankrupting the old.
That’s a tall order, but Trump has a good chance of pulling it off. You won’t need to be on your parents’ insurance plan. You’ll be able to grow up, get jobs, and pay for your own health insurance. At young ages, you really only need hospitalization and catastrophic illness.
You’ll be able to buy cars, your own homes, raise families, and retire securely. Life goes by that fast. You don’t want it to blindside you. Sixty comes awfully fast. Just ask Princess Leia. The government, it turns out, isn’t much help at all. People like myself – the Baby Boomers – will be forced to work (if we can find someone to hire us) well past retirement age. If we live that long.
Even if we do live that long, the only jobs open to us are service jobs in box stores, supermarkets and fast-food restaurants where we’ll be standing on weakening knees and hips all day. Our tea party can tell you how our co-founder, Tea Party Pat, died at age 70, working herself to death, pretty much the way Carrie Fisher (who was ten years younger) did. She had a full-time job, a disabled child, and was working on the Tea Party. Her heart just gave out.
Our unemployment is good news to the government. The years we haven’t worked, Social Security doesn’t have to pay for. What payments we do get will be diminished. That’s what Obama has done for us – or to us, to be more precise. You children don’t want that to happen to you, believe us.
We’ll be well-rid of Obama and darned lucky we had Donald Trump as an alternative. This election had one of the lowest voter turn-outs in history. He won the Electoral College but not the popular vote. However, if you discount the illegal votes in California and New York, Trump probably did win the popular vote as well.
Those Moderate Conservatives who hid in their closets on Election Day will thank us one day for our votes.