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Fox News’ Political Insiders Reject Their Insider Status

Democrats, Politics, Republicans

The Fox News show Political Insiders may have to change its name since the term political insider has, at long last, become a pejorative. Regular Doug Schoen appeared on November 1, right away protesting too much about being no an insider. The pollster declared himself an OUTSIDER. The former “long-time Clinton insider” may no longer be a Clinton insider, but he is the consummate insider in Republican circles; a Democrat house-trained by Republicans insiders.

Pat Caddell, on the other hand, is a different kind of animal. Caddell was perhaps the only Democrat (other that Dennis Kucinich) to express righteous indignation, in 2013, over the treatment of the tea party by no other than “establishment Republicans.” They “wanted the IRS to go after Tea-Party groups,” contended Caddell. These groups “are an outside threat to their power hold, the lobbying-consulting class of the Republican party.

In the wonderful chaos initiated by the Republican campaign of Donald Trump, it’s good to see the insider honorific become a liability.

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Obedient, Authoritarian, Stagnant Liberal Left Watches As Right Rebels

Democrats, Free Speech, Left-Liberalism, Regulation, Republicans, The State

The Republican political establishment and the colluding quislings on the Left all work in tandem to keep the status quo. It’s a spoils-system designed—reflexively, really—to benefit both factions.

Donald Trump started a grassroots process of structural upheaval. The momentum appears unstoppable.

After being filtered then ridiculed by bumbling idiots on the right and left—Fox’s Megyn kelly* and now CNBC—The presidential candidates want to speak directly to the people without network and party leadership intervention.

The Dem media are criticizing the wonderful chaos in the GOP ranks. Aren’t liberals always boasting about being the radicals who rebel against stagnant political strictures? Do they ever revolt against their own party apparatus? What losers (here’s an example of how a leftist revolts against reason and refuses to debate).

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is running scared. Didn’t his outfit threaten to keep Ron Paul from the debates? Overthrow this Priebus ponce.

Another left-liberal conceit is to blame big money for owning politics. Regulate speech is the Dem mantra. Jeb Bush has huge money behind him. And he’s sinking.

* No wonder Ms. Kelly, on her increasingly dull, Fox News me-me extravaganza, depicted the CNBC shtick on debate night as that of a press asking tough questions. Sounds like projection to me. CNBC ignoramuses were asking the type of questions she pursued on first debate night.

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UPDATED: A Halloween Horror Story In The People’s House

Constitution, IMMIGRATION, Neoconservatism, Republicans

A Halloween Horror Story In The People’s House” is the current column, now on The Unz Review, America’s smartest webzine. It tells of how the vampiric Republican regimists and their zombie media are working against the insurgent. The thing is, it’s a true story.

An excerpt:

Washington is moving aggressively to inoculate itself against The Insurgents. By the looks of it, there will be no Republican insurgency.

The series of political eruptions begun when Donald Trump appeared on the scene is losing momentum.

The Republican Comitatus, to use Cullen Murphy’s description of Rome on the Potomac —”the sprawling apparatus that encompasses” political party leaders, pseudo-intellectuals, media, donors and kingmakers—has sprung into action to restore status quo.

Insider Paul Ryan has secured himself the position of House Speaker.

Ask neoconservative kingpins William Kristol, John McCain, Roger Ailes and the Koch Brothers who they’d tap for the position, any position—and the Ryan/Marco Rubio duo would be the reply.

Sen. Marco Rubio, however, is just where the vampiric Republican regimists want him: running his mouth off in the presidential debates. Paul Ryan is thus the right young blood to rein in a rebellion dominated by an older and wiser America.

Incidentally, neoconservative tool Rubio brought up some bad memories, during a September, Fox News broadcast, when he called for a “new American century,” an impetus that elicited a Halloween shudder.

The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) consisted of a group of prominent global interventionists close to or in the administration of Bush II. This group—among whom were neoconservatives Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz—had formulated a scheme for a post-Hussein Iraq well before September 11. By the early summer of 2001, Bush had assembled his neocon posse whose plan to go global could, at the time, be found on the Project for the New American Century’s website.

But I digress (or maybe not).

According to historian Clement Wood, it is an unwritten law followed “scrupulously,” “although omitted from the Constitution,” that the Speaker of the House of Representatives possesses “the czar-like power” “to recognize only such members as he pleases, and thereby strongly to influence legislation.”

After playing hard to get, pampered prima donna Paul Ryan agreed to assume the czar-like powers of Speaker of the House.

Much media coverage was given over to young Ryan’s feminist-worthy demand for a work-life balance. … Lost in the victory Ryan scored with feminists was the blow he dealt to the Republican insurgency rising. …

… Read the rest. “A Halloween Horror Story In The People’s House” is now on The Unz Review, America’s smartest webzine.

UPDATE: So you know: “Marco Rubio’s New Billionaire Backer Top Funder for Open Borders.”

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GOP Establishment Big Guns (‘The Kochtopus’) To Tackle Trump

Classical Liberalism, libertarianism, Media, Politics, Republicans

Megyn Kelly was first to galvanize the Koch Brothers, the big GOP guns, in her crusade against the one anti-establishment Republican candidate. Her love-in with Charles Koch exemplified the Barbara Walters school of “journalism,” so admired by Kelly. Kelly’s clucking and cooing over Koch was truly a disgraceful bit of journalism.

This libertarian’s curiosity was piqued when Kelly, who hates Trump, solicited comments from Koch about his ideological bent. Koch called himself a classical liberal, then scratched his nose in discomfort and went on to mischaracterize classical liberalism. Kelly was clueless, so she was unable to quiz Koch further.

In any case, it was obvious that Kelly was bringing out the GOP’s biggest ammunition against Trump. The Trump guy is doing something right if he’s angering the Koch kingmakers.

Although late in the day, the Wall Street Journal is hard on Kelly’s Jimmy Choo heels, featuring an article about Koch complaining about Trump:

… Asked whether he thinks the rise, and media coverage, of Donald Trump in the GOP field has distracted from serious policy discussions, he said, “Well, yeah. I mean, critical for a free society is tolerance,” an apparent reference to Mr. Trump’s comments about immigrants and women that some have called insensitive. …

“Talk to the hand,” the American people seem to be telling the establishment.


David Gordon details how “The Kochtopus” went up against Mr. Libertarian himself:

“The Kochtopus vs. Murray N. Rothbard”

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Dr. Pauli Tries Frothing Over Gay Marriage, But Fails

Constitution, Democrats, Government, Political Correctness, Pop-Culture, Republicans

The Presidency: Powerless and Oh-So-Powerful
by Myron Pauli

The endlessly long presidential election is underway and we will be bombarded that the 2016 is the most important event in the Universe since The Big Bang. The reality is that the office of the presidency is nearly powerless in most of the “issues” being debated about and extremely powerful in issues rarely discussed.

CULTURE WAR ISSUES: These are the ones that get all the adrenaline flowing, but the truth is that presidents can do very little but utter a lot of inane, flatulent rhetoric to either make people feel good or angry. A million developing babies were slaughtered annually under Reagan and the Bushes just as under Obama and Clinton. Obama might preach against racism and how his would-be sons look like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, but the reality is that Ishmael, the Sudanese cab driver, prefers to pick up 3 elderly white woman in fur coats than 2 young black men in hoodies.

Mike Huckabee has no more divine power to eliminate homosexuality than Hillary Clinton has divine power to eliminate rape.

GOVERNMENT TAXATION AND SPENDING: I submitted a question to a candidate: “What spending programs would you actually cut to help balance the budget”? Democratic candidate Gerry Connolly actually listed a couple of tiny programs that probably totaled 0.001% of the budget but that was better than Republican Keith Fimian answering “waste.”

Federal spending, like entropy, only increases. Try to cut a frostbite clinic in Florida or a heat exhaustion clinic in Alaska or a bowling alley on a military base and see how popular that makes you. Occasional Republican rhetoric against small-ticket items like Planned Parenthood or PBS or the National Endowment for the Humanities have never amounted to an actual cut. Tax “reforms” and most domestic legislation are unfathomable gobbledygook written up by lobbyists and subjected to whimsical interpretations of bureaucrats and MIT professors like Jonathan Gruber without ever being read by Congress or the president.

The one federal program I remember getting cut was the Superconducting Supercollider primarily because: (1) the program’s $10 billion projected overrun got too large to ignore. (2) Ross Perot scared both parties the year before talking about balancing the budget. (3) Congressman Joe Barton of Texas pissed off the congressional leadership, and (4) particle physicists have a lot less clout and campaign money than the AARP, AFL-CIO, Chamber of Commerce, etc. The result was that the Higgs Bosons had to be discovered in Switzerland with neither the Bosons nor the American population caring!

MILITARY OPERATIONS: While the CIA should be an “intelligence agency,” Langley actually conducts secret military operations – secret not necessarily from the people being bombed but secret from the American voters. Torture, wiretapping, disinformation, false flag operations, lying, secret wars, foreign bribery, assassinations … – all are basically hiding “under the radar”. The civil liberties of Americans or foreigners can be violated in the name of “national security.” Warfighters can die for unknown purposes in mysterious operations. Nations and regions can be destabilized. On these issues, there is practically zero interest or discussion. Do not expect any interest in what Ben Carson or Bernie Sanders has to say (or whether they even understand) about this subterranean government which functions at the complete unfettered whim of the chief executive “decider”.

Once upon a time, there was a Czarist secret police that encouraged a coup in Serbia, assassinating an Austrian archduke, and promoted an extreme (Bolshevik) party as a means of sabotaging more moderate “liberal” opponents of the Czar. In the end, not only did the Czar lose his life, but so did hundreds of millions as a result of world wars and Communism.

Our recent presidents and their secret scheming have not been as bad, but have turned much of the Islamic and African world into a cauldron of chaotic instability. Yes, some “dead Archduke” equivalent in Kashmir might get us all vaporized 10 years from now, but, what the heck – it’s all secret so let’s froth over gay marriage instead.


Barely a Blog (BAB) contributor Myron Pauli grew up in Sunnyside Queens, went off to college in Cleveland and then spent time in a mental institution in Cambridge MA (MIT) with Benjamin Netanyahu (did not know him), and others until he was released with the “hostages” and Jimmy Carter on January 20, 1981, having defended his dissertation in nuclear physics. Most of the time since, he has worked on infrared sensors, mainly at Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC. He was NOT named after Ron Paul but is distantly related to physicist Wolftgang Pauli; unfortunately, only the “good looks” were handed down and not the brains. He writes assorted song lyrics and essays reflecting his cynicism and classical liberalism. Click on the “BAB’s A List” category to access the Pauli archive.

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Hillary’s Winning; Bamboozles Benghazi Committee

Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, Republicans

Hillary Clinton owns the Benghazi hearing, mainly because Republicans are both stupid and malevolent, concerned with self-aggrandized huffing and puffing and posturing.

A clever bunch of people would have arrived at the House Benghazi committee hearing with a surprisingly terse, focused and unanimous mandate. First, they would have disavowed the actual intervention in Libya. Predicated on the first, the second move would be a short proposition to Hillary. It would go something like this:

“You were the one, Madam Secretary, who cracked the whip at Foggy Bottom. It is our informed opinion that you had resolved to run the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, as one would an open community center. In contravention of the safety of our staff there, you meant above all to telegraph to the world that the war you and war-lords Samantha Power and Susan Rice launched was a success, when in fact, Madam Secretary, your gunpoint democracy in Libya has been as fruitful as G. Bush’s faith-based forays into Iraq and Afghanistan.

Now, let us trace the ‘stand down’ orders that issued from the mindset aforementioned. It will take an hour, not more. We don’t expect to squeeze much from you, but let us do those dead men our due diligence. … etc. …”

And pigs will fly.

Instead, Hillary, slightly rehearsed, but speaking in a calm, surprisingly sonorous voice, is showing herself to be a master bureaucrat, in command and able to memorize the ins-and-outs of her office at the time these poor men died waiting on her help.

A masterful performance by Mrs. Clinton; a fail to the generally flailing GOP.

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