Category Archives: Russia

UPDATED (3/15): Things That Haven’t #MAGA, So Far

Business, Donald Trump, Foreign Policy, Political Philosophy, Politics, Republicans, Russia, UN

Foreign Policy:

We’re peace-keeping on Syria. Policing the world doesn’t make America or the world great again. I thought President Trump promised we wouldn’t be enabling the UN’s ineptitude any longer.

President Trump has hired individuals who do not articulate the principles he ran on. Gov. Nikki Haley, for one. When the rest open their mouths to speak, too many sound nothing like what was promised. The generals scare me. America First? Where? In Yemen? Hiring different perspectives in business could well be a strength. But it’s not a strength when it comes to politics and policy. In politics you want a team that shares a political philosophy.

It’s a mistake to allow Russia mania to ramp-up without decisively and repeatedly articulating the need to get along with powers which share mutual, non-neocon interests.

UPDATE (3/15): The swamp is still swampy.

What Good Is Jeff Sessions If He CAN’T STOP GROVELLING for NOTHING

Democrats, Donald Trump, English, Russia

Why is it so hard for Jeff Sessions to say this: “Senators meet foreign diplomats all the the time. Establishment members are lying when they say they don’t meet with Russian diplomats. (And that includes Republican sleeper cells like Jason Chaffetz, Kevin McCarthy, Rob Portman and Barbara Comstock.)

These diplomats will try to curry favor with an erratic super power with nukes: the United States of America. Are you suggesting I’d betray America? Get out of my way. I have work to do.”

I know nothing about Jeff Sessions, except that he appears very frightened and not terribly sharp. He could be the opposite of those. The sharks smell fear. Like President Trump, moreover, Sessions’ pronouns are often missing a subject. His jumbled speech did nothing to bolster a weak, apologetic stance on the Russophobia gripping the DC complex.

It Takes Quite A Nation To Produce Such A President: Donald J. Trump’s Greatest Presser

Donald Trump, IMMIGRATION, Media, Russia

President Donald Trump speaks directly to the people, both by-passing and smacking a hate-filled press during a lengthy press conference. This is a volunteer president; working for free.

“I’m not ranting and raving; I’m having a good time. You, dishonest media will say I’m ranting and raving.”

“I’m changing it from Fake News to very Fake News.”

“If you were straight and told it like it is, I’d be your biggest fan.”

“There’s zero chaos in the administration.”

“Half of our job is given over to refuting lies by the press.”

“Chief of staff Reince Priebus, a real good guy, is kept busy putting out Fake-News fires. The administration would rather be working on the issues.”

“The whole Russian thing is a ruse. [Great word.] I have nothing to do with Russia.”

“The hatred at CNN is palpable.”

“You are making it impossible to get on with Russia with your fake Russia story. It’s a shame for the American people.”

Putin assumes he can’t make a deal with the US, so he’s up to mischief. Putin is not testing America, he has concluded he can’t make a deal with us, because of the Fake News onslaught.

“Doing the right thing for America is getting on with Russia, even though you want me to blow them out of the sky, water, etc. I won’t do it. I’ll do what’s right for America.”

On BBCNews: “There’s another beauty.”

Travel ban: “We had a bad Court which gave us a bad decision for the American people.

Love the way POTUS disciples the noisy voluble reporters who deliver a soliloquy, instead of asking a question. “Quiet, sit down.”

PBS News Hour’s reporter talks like reporter, asks a fair question, just as a reporter of old would have done, and is acknowledged as such by the president. He replies to her question:

“We will show a great heart. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a difficult case for me. A very tough subject. I have kids. I have grand-kids. I love kids. The existing law is very rough.”

As to the new Executive Order (“travel ban”); it will be tailored to avoid new challenges such as the Ninth Circuit imposed.

UPDATED I (1/9): Bye-Bye Barack: Loser Lashes Out Over Legacy

Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Intelligence, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Russia

“Bye-Bye Barack: Loser Lashes Out Over Legacy” is now on The Daily Caller. An excerpt:

… Obama is a case study in hubris. He began his presidency by claiming, in 2008, that his crowning was “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

“[T]his was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth,” Obama vaporized. “This was the moment—this was the time—when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves, and our highest ideals.”

His eight lean years Obama ended with similar arrant and arrogant nonsense: “I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated [my vision of progressive change], I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it.”

It’s perfectly plausible, then, to posit that Obama’s retaliation against Russia, three weeks before the inauguration of his successor, is a last-ditch attempt to gain one-upmanship over Trump, who is dominating the news cycle, a thing the narcissistic incumbent can’t abide.

Essentially, B. Hussein Obama is crashing about like a maniac in trying to retain his unwarranted status. Lo and behold, in the course of BHO’s flailing, we discover that government is perfectly capable of deporting foreigners when it wants to. Witness Obama’s petulant expulsion of Russian diplomats, payback for that country’s alleged harassment of American diplomats (no proof provided). This from the man who did nothing about Muslims murdering an American diplomat in Afghanistan. …

… Read the rest. “Bye-Bye Barack:Loser Lashes Out Over Legacy” is now on The Daily Caller.

UPDATE I (1/9):

UPDATE II: