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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Obama administration disdain for the press surpassed Nixon White House, per NY Times counsel, 5/29/2013. Draconian, overbroad, and lacking sensitivity to rights of reporters-NPR


As NPR reported in 2013, James Goodale, the former general counsel for The New York Times, “says the Justice Department in the Obama years surpasses the Nixon White House in its disdain for the press.”  


President Trump's ‘dark’ speech was a ray of light for millions. How out of touch can anyone be to be offended by a president who says: “It is the right of all nations to put their own interests first”-Howie Carr, Boston Herald

1/21/17, "Carr: President’s ‘dark’ speech a ray of light for millions," Boston Herald, Howie Carr, Washington

"The inaugural speech was “dark” — that’s the storyline among the Democrats and their allies in the Fake News industry. It was “radical,” “Hitlerian,” or maybe Mussolini-ian — or both, according to Comrade Chris Matthews.

But mostly it was dark. What else could it have been? If it was all sweetness and light in America, how far would Donald J. Trump have gotten in his campaign?

He had half as much money as the kleptocracy’s handpicked candidate. The alt-left media’s coverage of him was 90 percent negative, when they weren’t just making up fake news pure and simple.

And yet Trump still got 300-plus electoral votes. Because the country was in a dark, dark place. It’s always darkest before the dawn. Yesterday was the dawn.

Trump said “America first.” Twice! Hillary Clinton was giving him the evil eye. I hadn’t seen her this angry since maybe 10 minutes earlier, when she caught her “husband” staring at Melania Trump, or maybe it was Ivanka Trump, or maybe it was both.

Brevity truly is the soul of wit, and even more so, great speeches. Barack Obama couldn’t even finish clearing his throat in 14 minutes. But Trump hit all the right notes. And he only said “I” three times.

My favorite was when the new president said, “Washington has prospered, but the people have not.”

Amen. Every time you come down here, all you see is cranes and construction. Doesn’t matter if there’s a recession or prosperity — D.C. grows, or maybe the word is “metastasize.” As in cancer.

“Power is being transferred to the people,” he said. Instead of people, he could have said “deplorables,” but everybody knew who he was talking about.

Another great line: ripping the public education system as being “flush with cash” while children go uneducated. How many years have you heard these teachers’ unions and educrats talking about how they need more of your tax money “for the children.”

How out of touch can anyone be to be offended by a president who says: “It is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.”

Sounds like one of those self-evident truths the Founding Fathers were talking about, doesn’t it?

And he mentioned how we have spent “trillions” on securing other nations’ borders and none on our own. That’s a problem that goes back to George W. Bush, maybe further. Once again proving, this wasn’t an anti-Democrat insurrection, it was an anti-establishment uprising.

Finally, a politician calls them out. And not just any politician — the president of the United States.

Booo, hooo, the moonbats were whining, he didn’t reach out to Hillary. Why the hell should he? She was such a big ’60s’ radical, surely she remembers that decade’s old saying: “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”

Hillary grew fabulously wealthy in the “American carnage” of the last quarter-century, a bipartisan carnage, obviously, which was why Jeb Bush was one of the first casualties of the 2016 campaign.

“The demands of the people are just and righteous.”

Another statement with echoes from the 1960s: “Power to the people!”

A nation exists to serve its people.”

What a radical departure from Beltway Groupthink.

It was a good start, that speech. And if the usual people thought it was dark, all the better. Their darkness is our sunshine.


"Listen to Howie 3 to 7 p.m on WRKO AM 680."






Jesse Jackson says Trump's inauguration speech was 'full of hope and inclusion'-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

1/21/17, "Jesse Jackson: Trump's inauguration speech was 'full of hope and inclusion'," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Washington, via wpxi.com

"Not long after President Donald Trump was sworn in, we happened to run into the Rev. Jesse Jackson on the street. He gave a thumbs-up to Trump’s inauguration speech but said the new commander in chief has much work to do in order to unify a nation riven by a divisive campaign. 
 
The speech was full of hope and inclusion and he reached out to cities in a way they’ve not been reached out to for a long time,” he said. “But with that must come a target, a timetable and a budget.”

Trump’s speech hit many of the populist chords he refined on the campaign trail, portraying Washington as full of elite insiders indifferent to the common man.

“That all changes, starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you,” he said, before ticking off goals: “We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation. We will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor. 

We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.”

Trump capped his speech with his famous phrase: “Together, we will make America great again.”

Jackson says Trump must back up his rhetoric with action."...



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Saturday, January 21, 2017

The next governing coalition that calls itself conservative will have to reflect views of Trump voters on immigration and trade-Laura Ingraham, NY Times, July 16, 2016

7/16/2016, "Donald Trump Forces G.O.P. to Choose Between Insularity and Outreach," NY Times, Alexander Burns, Jonathan Martin .......    

"Laura Ingraham, a conservative radio host supportive of Mr. Trump, said the party’s future base would have to be made up of “working-class nationalists,” who have been drawn to Mr. Trump and reject the Bush-era policies around immigration and trade. 

The next governing coalition that calls itself conservative will have to reflect the views of the pro-Trump voters,” she said."...(8 parags. from end)





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Obama effectively ends 'Russia hacking' story in final press conference saying US has no evidence of how WikiLeaks got DNC material. Obama further said emails were 'leaked' rather than 'hacked'-Craig Murray.org, AntiMedia.org, Consortium News (Major media refuses to report that 'Russia hacking' story is officially dead)

1/19/17, "Obama Makes Incredible Admission About WikiLeaks in Final Press Conference," theantimedia.org, Alice Salles

"President Barack Obama’s last press conference was a success, but only if you consider journalistic incompetence worthy of praise.

During the one-hour affair, Obama answered questions ranging from the commutation of whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s sentence to personal queries concerning his and First Lady Michelle Obama’s approach when talking to their daughters about the 2016 election — not quite a hard-hitting last inquiry for an outgoing president who, as the Los Angeles Times recently noted, managed to keep U.S. military forces at war for all eight years of [his] tenure.”

But despite the media’s toothless strategy — showing the established press doesn’t understand its own role in a free society — the outgoing president made at least one admission most of the media has also ignored. 

Around the eight-minute mark of the press conference, Obama says he hasn’t “commented on WikiLeaks generally,” and that the 

conclusions of the intelligence community with respect to the Russian hacking were not conclusive as to whether WikiLeaks was witting or not in being the conduit through which we heard about the [Democratic National Committee] DNC e-mails that were leaked.

To Craig Murray, an author, broadcaster, and human rights activist, Obama’s comment clarified that the U.S. government hasno evidence of how WikiLeaks got the DNC material.
 
Obama’s statement is important, Murray continues, because it “undermines the stream of completely evidence-free nonsense that has been emerging from the [U.S.] intelligence services this last two months, in which a series of suppositions have been strung together to make unfounded assertions that have been repeated again and again in the mainstream media.”

Referring to the emails “that were leaked” and not the servers that were hacked, Murray adds, Obama appears to agree with several experts on this subject, making it clear the entire ordeal revolving around the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is but a smokescreen. 

I have been repeating that this was a leak, not a hack, until I am blue in the face,” Murray added. But he isn’t the only one. William Binney, a whistleblower who previously worked as Technical Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), has also stated this incident wasn’t a hack. It was a leak.

If it had been a hack, Binney said, the NSA would be able to provide the public with details regarding the actual attack. But from the reports presented so far, that’s clearly not the case. 

Adding that Obama’s reference to the leaked material “appears very natural, fluent and unforced,” Murray celebrates, saying that it is good to have the truth finally told.”"

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Added: "Obama admits that they have no evidence of how WikiLeaks got the DNC material."

1/19/17, "Stunning Admission from Obama on Wikileaks," craigmurray.org.uk

"In his final press conference, beginning around 8 minutes 30 seconds in, Obama admits that they have no evidence of how WikiLeaks got the DNC material. This undermines the stream of completely evidence-free nonsense that has been emerging from the US intelligence services this last two months, in which a series of suppositions have been strung together to make unfounded assertions that have been repeated again and again in the mainstream media.

Most crucially of all Obama refers to “The DNC emails that were leaked”. Note “leaked” and not “hacked”. I have been repeating that this was a leak, not a hack, until I am blue in the face. William Binney, former Technical Director of the NSA, has asserted that were it a hack the NSA would be able to give the precise details down to the second it occurred, and it is plain from the reports released they have no such information. Yet the media has persisted with this nonsense “Russian hacking” story.

Obama’s reference to the “the DNC emails that were leaked” appears very natural, fluent and unforced. It is good to have the truth finally told."

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1/20/17, "Obama Admits Gap in Russian ‘Hack’ Case," Consortium News, Ray McGovern

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Added: "More than 20 US intelligence, military, and diplomatic veterans are calling on President Obama to release the evidence backing up allegations that Russian aided the Trump campaign--or admit that the proof is lacking."

1/17/17, "A Demand for Russian ‘Hacking’ Proof," Consortium News

"As President for a few more days, you have the power to demand concrete evidence of a link between the Russians and WikiLeaks, which published the bulk of the information in questionLacking that evidence, the American people should be told that there is no fire under the smoke and mirrors of recent weeks."...








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Friday, January 20, 2017

Trump: 'This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.' Trump promised his supporters he would not betray them. The implication is obvious: previous Presidents have all betrayed them. And they have. Four of them were standing behind him when he said it-Gary North















"The Forgotten Man," Jon McNaughton painting

Jon McNaughton on Feb. 3, 2012 about this painting:

"Against the background of a darkening sky, all of the past Presidents of the United States gather before the White House, as if to commemorate some great event. In the left hand corner of the painting sits a man. That man, with his head bowed appears distraught and hopeless as he contemplates his future. Some of the past Presidents try to console him while looking in the direction of the modern Presidents as if to say, "What have you done?" Many of these modern Presidents, seemingly oblivious to anything other than themselves, appear to be congratulating each other on their great accomplishments. In front of the man, paper trash is blowing in the wind. Crumpled dollar bills, legislative documents, and, like a whisper—the U.S. Constitution beneath the foot of Barack Obama. The Forgotten Man. Go to www.jonmcnaughton.com"

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1/20/17, "Trump's Inaugural Address Was Like No Other in History," Gary North.com

"I don't know which phrase will get quoted in the future. But I'll tell you one that grabbed my attention: "This American carnage stops right here and stops right now." American carnage. He has it, exactly. 

But this is more likely to stick: "From this moment on, it's going to be America First." 

He is not the polished speaker that John Kennedy was. He does not have the hearts of the people in the way that Franklin Roosevelt did in the midst of the Great Depression. He is not the rhetorical master that Abraham Lincoln was. But more than any President I have ever heard or read at an inaugural, he laid out his agenda, showed how that agenda is a fundamental break from the political past, and promised his supporters that he would not betray them. The implication is obvious: previous Presidents have all betrayed them. And they have. Four of them were standing behind him when he said it. This was a breach of etiquette. I loved it.

No matter what happens in terms of the details of his administration, and no matter what happens to the economy as a result of central bank profligacy, Donald Trump delivered an inaugural address that is going to go down in history. His enemies will try to bury him in his own words. But that plays into his hands. They will have to use his own words to bury him. It's Catch-22 for the establishment. Let the battle begin!"

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tcth, sundance…

 



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January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again! President Donald Trump

































"January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again!" President Trump on Twitter







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