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Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck Bad for America?

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Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck Bad for America?
Time ^ | 09/17/2009 | David Von Drehle

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 10:54:30 AM by GoldStandard

On Sept. 12, a large crowd gathered in Washington to protest … what? The goals of Congress and the Obama Administration, mainly — the cost, the scale, the perceived leftist intent. The crowd’s agenda was wide-ranging, so it’s hard to be more specific. “End the Fed,” a sign read. A schoolboy’s placard denounced “Obama’s Nazi Youth Militia.” Another poster declared, “We the People for Capitalism Not Socialism.” If you get your information from liberal sources, the crowd numbered about 70,000, many of them greedy racists. If you get your information from conservative sources, the crowd was hundreds of thousands strong, perhaps as many as a million, and the tenor was peaceful and patriotic. Either way, you may not be inclined to believe what we say about numbers, according to a recent poll that found record-low levels of public trust of the mainstream media.

At any rate, what we can say with confidence is that Deanna Frankowski was there. A cheery woman of 49 from Leeds, Ala., Frankowski said she had come to Washington as part of a group of 100 or more protesters. They filled two buses. And they were motivated by a concern about runaway government spending — that, plus an outraged feeling that their views as citizens are not being heard. “We are sick and tired of being ignored,” she said. “There is too much money being spent.”

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Obama as witch doctor: Racist or satirical?

September 17, 2009 1 comment

Obama as witch doctor: Racist or satirical?
CNN ^ | 9/17/09 | Ashley Franz

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 6:50:11 PM by pissant

Posters portraying President Obama as a witch doctor may be racist, organizers of Tea Party protests say, but they reflect anger about where he is leading the country.

The posters, showing Obama wearing a feather headdress and a bone through his nose, have recently popped up in e-mails, on Web sites and at Tea Party protests.

The image has stoked debate and cast attention on the rallies, which have drawn people Tea Party organizers describe as on the fringe and not representative of the overall movement. Their general viewpoint, leaders say, is that there’s been too much federal government intervention, particularly concerning health care and taxes.

The witch doctor imagery is blatantly racist, critics contend.

Others remind that presidents get made fun off all the time, and the election of a black president has only made racially charged political satire more sensitive.

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Silent Coup?-a European-style socialist out to radically transform a center-right nation

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Silent Coup?-a European-style socialist out to radically transform a center-right nation
Jewish Press ^ | Sep 16 2009

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 6:44:05 PM by SJackson

The recent resignation of Van Jones, one of President Obama’s cronies, from a midlevel position in the administration over some virulently leftist and anti-U.S. statements is but the latest indication of the disconnect between this president and the American tradition and people.

Although not directly related, the Jones imbroglio tends to confirm what we have been saying of the president’s efforts-conducted in an almost coup-like fashion – to foist on the country a plan that would have the government take control of health care out of the hands of private companies and prescribe anti-business standards governing whom to cover.

It’s a plan that, notwithstanding the protestations of the president and his lackeys in the mainstream media, will surely increase the premiums of those already covered.

In addition, the monumental tax increases that will be necessitated by the fantastic spending frenzy already initiated by Mr. Obama, which will be followed up by the tremendous cost of adding 40 million people to the health care rolls at public expense, can mean nothing other than a fundamental redistribution of wealth through the tax laws. Advertisement

There’s more: The Washington Examiner reported this week that if the health care plan envisioned by President Obama and Congressional Democrats is enacted, the IRS would become the main agency for determining who has an “acceptable” health insurance plan; for finding and punishing those who don’t have such a plan; for subsidizing individual health insurance costs through the issuance of tax credits; and for enforcing the rules on those who attempt to opt out, abuse or game the system. Americans would be required to attest on their tax return that they have “acceptable” coverage – which would give the IRS a basis for investigating the truth of the statement.

Further, the Justice Department has announced it is redirecting the focus of its Civil Rights Division from one of reacting to particular charges of discrimination to one of seeking out systemic patterns of actions by employers that allegedly have adverse impact on minorities.

Of course, this all comes in the context of the massive intrusion into, and virtual takeover of, key sectors of the American economy in the guise of a “stimulus.”

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Glenn Beck and Bill Clinton Share An Intellectual Godfather

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Glenn Beck and Bill Clinton Share An Intellectual Godfather
True/Slant ^ | Sep. 17 2009 | ETHAN PORTER

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 4:48:43 PM by nickcarraway

No, seriously.

At least, that’s how it seems if this excellent piece in Salon is to be believed. The writer, Alex Zaitchick, dives into the fever swamps of the right to uncover the influence of someone named Cleon Skousen on the Glenn Beck crowd. Skousen, who died in 2006 at the age of 92, was a paranoid and racist crank whose screed, The 5,000 Year Leap, is now the subject of a popular revival on the right. Salon describes the book thusly:

“Leap,” first published in 1981, is a heavily illustrated and factually challenged attempt to explain American history through an unspoken lens of Mormon theology…”Leap” argues that the U.S. Constitution is a godly document above all else, based on natural law, and owes more to the Old and New Testaments than to the secular and radical spirit of the Enlightenment. It lists 28 fundamental beliefs — based on the sayings and writings of Moses, Jesus, Cicero, John Locke, Montesquieu and Adam Smith — that Skousen says have resulted in more God-directed progress than was achieved in the previous 5,000 years of every other civilization combined. The book reads exactly like what it was until Glenn Beck dragged it out of Mormon obscurity: a textbook full of aggressively selective quotations intended for conservative religious schools like Utah’s George Wythe University…

According to the piece, Beck has repeatedly exhorted his listeners to buy the book; it was, in turn, catapulted up the best-seller lists, even achieving the top spot on Amazon for a while. Apparently, Beck wrote a new introduction for the book and has Skousen’s children on his show regularly. Beck has turned Skousen–who was once deemed to crazy and out-there even for the extreme Goldwater right of the 1960’s–into a household name (in some households).

While examining Skousen’s career, the article writes that a book called Tragedy and Hope influenced him deeply:

“Tragedy and Hope,” Skousen believed, exposed the details of what would come to be known as the New World Order (NWO)…the book so moved Skousen that in 1970 he self-published a breathless 144-page review essay called “The Naked Capitalist.” Nearly 40 years later, it remains a foundational document of America’s NWO conspiracy and survivalist scene…

Now, here’s where things get truly strange. Tragedy and Hope was written by a not particularly well known Georgetown professor named Carroll Quigley. Quigley’s most famous student was Bill Clinton. The former president later mentioned Quigley in his 1992 speech to the Democratic National Convention. “As a teenager, I heard John Kennedy’s summons to citizenship,” thundered Clinton to the crowd. “And then, as a student at Georgetown, I head that call clarified by a professor name Carol Quigley, who said to us that America was the greatest Nation in history because our people had always believed in two things- that tomorrow can be better than today and that every one of us has a personal moral responsibility to make it so.”

In his memoirs, Clinton writes that, during his presidency, he “quoted Quigley often.” He goes on to mention Quigley favorably several times throughout the book. David Maraniss, a Clinton biographer, calls Quigley Clinton’s “favorite professor.”

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45% of doctors would consider quitting if Congress under Obamacare

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45% of doctors would consider quitting if Congress under Obamacare
Investor’s Buisiness Daily ^ | 17 Sep 2009 | Terry Jones

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 3:34:23 PM by Admiral_Zeon

Two of every three practicing physicians oppose the medical overhaul plan under consideration in Washington, and hundreds of thousands would think about shutting down their practices or retiring early if it were adopted, a new IBD/TIPP Poll has found.

The poll contradicts the claims of not only the White House, but also doctors’ own lobby — the powerful American Medical Association — both of which suggest the medical profession is behind the proposed overhaul.

It also calls into question whether an overhaul is even doable; 72% of the doctors polled disagree with the administration’s claim that the government can cover 47 million more people with better-quality care at lower cost.

The IBD/TIPP Poll was conducted by mail the past two weeks, with 1,376 practicing physicians chosen randomly throughout the country taking part. Responses are still coming in, and doctors’ positions on related topics — including the impact of an overhaul on senior care, medical school applications and drug development — will be covered later in this series.

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Bin Laden to US: ‘Drop Israel, Let’s Talk’

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Bin Laden to US: ‘Drop Israel, Let’s Talk’
The New Media Journal ^ | Sept 17, 2009 | Dr. Walid Phares

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 3:27:02 PM by NewMediaJournal

In a 12 minutes address on audio tape, Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, spoke to the American people on the eighth anniversary of 9/11. The tape was produced by the as-Sahab propaganda arm of the terror group and posted on various Jihadists forums last night. His address, directed “to the American People,” asserted that the main reason for the Al Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington on September 11, 2001, was US support for Israel as well as “some other injustices.” Interestingly Osama claimed the war between the two “nations” i.e. the American nation and the Islamic “Umma,” can stop if the White House eliminated what he called the “Israel lobby.” He accused the latter of pushing for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Note that in this speech he doesn’t mention the battlefields of Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Chechnya, he only targets US-Israeli relations.

He begins by insisting that Americans needs to know the real causes for this war “which is costing you dearly in blood and wealth. The [past Bush-led] White House convinced you that this war [the War on Terror] is necessary for your security.” The sentence used by Bin Laden can also mean that what the Obama administration called the “war of necessity,” in the past few weeks. Bin Laden asked Americans to hear “both sides” (a concept taken from American political discourse and rarely referred to in Jihadist literature).

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THERE WILL BE BLOOD: PELOSI WARNS OF POLITICAL ‘VIOLENCE’ (WHOSE?)

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THERE WILL BE BLOOD: PELOSI WARNS OF POLITICAL ‘VIOLENCE’ (WHOSE?)
Drudge Report Headline ^ | 09-17-2009 | Drudge

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 3:20:33 PM by broken_arrow1

“I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw … I saw this myself in the late ’70s in San Francisco,” Pelosi said, choking up and with tears forming in her eyes. “This kind of rhetoric is just, is really frightening and it created a climate in which we, violence took place and … I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm…

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Obama’s H1N1 Bill to Enact Martial Law Judge Napolitano

September 17, 2009 1 comment

Obama’s H1N1 Bill to Enact Martial Law
Fox News ^ | 09-16-09 | Judge Napolitano

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 1:34:46 PM by mlizzy

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Where did Obama learn to destroy America?

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Where did Obama learn to destroy America?


Read Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ to see the playbook for ‘change’

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Orly Taitz and the birthers, falling down into the rabbit hole

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Orly Taitz and the birthers, falling down into the rabbit hole
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | September 16, 2009 | Jay Bookman

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:05:24 PM by GoldStandard

Today a federal judge down in Columbus dismissed yet another suit by a military officer seeking to duck service in Iraq by claiming that Barack Obama is not a citizen.

Just for grins, I went and read the order. It’s pretty good stuff.

Here’s a taste from the acid pen of Judge Clay Land:

First, Plaintiff’s challenge to her deployment order is frivolous. She has presented no credible evidence and has made no reliable factual allegations to support her unsubstantiated, conclusory allegations and conjecture that President Obama is ineligible to serve as President of the United States. Instead, she uses her Complaint as a platform for spouting political rhetoric, such as her claims that the President is “an illegal usurper, an unlawful pretender, [and] an unqualified imposter.” (Compl. ¶ 21.)

She continues with bare, conclusory allegations that the President is “an alien, possibly even an unnaturalized or even an unadmitted illegal alien . . . without so much as lawful residency in the United States.” (Id. ¶ 26.) Then, implying that the President is either a wandering nomad or a prolific identity fraud crook, she alleges that the President “might have used as many as 149 addresses and 39 social security numbers prior to assuming the office of President.” (Id. ¶ 110 (emphasis added).) Acknowledging the existence of a document that shows the President was born in Hawaii, Plaintiff alleges that the document “cannot be verified as genuine, and should be presumed fraudulent.” (Id. ¶ 113 (emphasis added).)

In further support of her claim, Plaintiff relies upon “the general opinion in the rest of the world” that “Barack Hussein Obama has, in essence, slipped through the guardrails to become President.” (Id. ¶ 128.) Moreover, as though the “general opinion in the rest of the world” were not enough, Plaintiff alleges in her Complaint that according to an “AOL poll 85% of Americans believe that Obama was not vetted, needs to be vetted and his vital records need to be produced.” (Id. ¶ 154.)

Finally, in a remarkable shifting of the traditional legal burden of proof, Plaintiff unashamedly alleges that Defendant has the burden to prove his “natural born” status. (Id. ¶¶ 136-138, 148.) Thus, Plaintiff’s counsel, who champions herself as a defender of liberty and freedom, seeks to use the power of the judiciary to compel a citizen, albeit the President of the United States, to “prove his innocence” to “charges” that are based upon conjecture and speculation. Any middle school civics student would readily recognize the irony of abandoning fundamental principles upon which our Country was founded in order to purportedly “protect and preserve” those very principles.”

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OBAMA’S SODA POP TAX boblonsberry.com

September 17, 2009 1 comment

OBAMA’S SODA POP TAX
boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/17/09 | Bob Lonsberry

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:38:09 AM by shortstop

I don’t like soda pop.

It’s bad for you, it’s a waste of money, it rots your teeth.

I don’t like soda pop.

So I don’t drink it.

That’s how freedom works. If you like soda pop, you drink it. If you don’t like soda pop, you don’t drink it. It’s a great system.

But Obama wants to screw with it. In an era in which the federal government seems intent on taking both your freedom and your money, the new target is soda pop.

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The Marxist Revolutionary and Obama’s Environmental Policies

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The Marxist Revolutionary and Obama’s Environmental Policies
FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | September 17, 2009 | John Perazzo

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:24:28 AM by SJackson

The Marxist Revolutionary and Obama’s Environmental Policies By: John Perazzo
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, September 17, 2009 The Apollo Alliance, which helped craft portions of the $787 billion “stimulus” legislation that the President signed into law in early 2009, exerts a powerful influence on the environmental views and policies of the Obama administration. Specifically, the Alliance had a hand in writing the “clean energy and green-collar jobs provisions” of the bill, for which $86 billion was earmarked. Apollo Alliance’s name gained some notoriety in recent weeks because of its ties to Van Jones, the communist revolutionary who resigned his post as Obama’s “Green Jobs Czar” during Labor Day weekend. But there is another highly noteworthy Jones – Jeff Jones (no relation) – who also holds a lofty post with the Apollo Alliance, and who, as such, also has the ear of the President. Remarkably, Jeff, like Van, also has a history as a communist revolutionary – with longstanding, intimate ties to domestic terrorism, no less.

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$20 Per Gallon of Gasoline ~ by Frosty Wooldridge

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$20 Per Gallon of Gasoline

At one time, as a kid, I flipped a dime to the cashier to watch Vincent Price scare the heck out of me at a movie. I pulled out a nickel to pay for a Snickers candy bar. I bought a hamburger for 15 cents. I bought a school lunch for 35 cents. When I hit 16 with my ‘57 Chevy, I paid 29 cents a gallon of gas. I gobbled popcorn for a dime while I watched John Wayne in Rio Bravo……
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The Last Roundup

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The Last Roundup For decades the federal government has been developing a highly classified plan that would override the Constitution in the event of a terrorist attack. Is it also compiling a secret enemies list of citizens who could face detention under martial law?

By Christopher Ketcham

05/05/08 “Radar Magazine” — - 28/04/08 — -In the spring of 2007, a retired senior official in the U.S. Justice Department sat before Congress and told a story so odd and ominous, it could have sprung from the pages of a pulp political thriller. It was about a principled bureaucrat struggling to protect his country from a highly classified program with sinister implications. Rife with high drama, it included a car chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., and a tense meeting at the White House, where the president’s henchmen made the bureaucrat so nervous that he demanded a neutral witness be present.

The bureaucrat was James Comey, John Ashcroft’s second-in-command at the Department of Justice during Bush’s first term. Comey had been a loyal political foot soldier of the Republican Party for many years. Yet in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he described how he had grown increasingly uneasy reviewing the Bush administration’s various domestic surveillance and spying programs. Much of his testimony centered on an operation so clandestine he wasn’t allowed to name it or even describe what it did. He did say, however, that he and Ashcroft had discussed the program in March 2004, trying to decide whether it was legal under federal statutes. Shortly before the certification deadline, Ashcroft fell ill with pancreatitis, making Comey acting attorney general, and Comey opted not to certify the program. When he communicated his decision to the White House, Bush’s men told him, in so many words, to take his concerns and stuff them in an undisclosed location.

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Millions Under Surveillance by Obama’s New Internet Spy Program ~ by NWV News

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Millions Under Surveillance by Obama’s New Internet Spy Program
The Obama White House “new media” operations Czar recently contracted a technology vendor to conduct an enormous secret program to gather personal information on millions of Americans from Internet social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, according to the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC). The Obama minions are interested in information such as comments, tag lines, emails, audio, and video that mention — or related to — President Barack Obama……..
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Big Brother Is Not Only Watching, He’s Collecting And Archiving

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Big Brother Is Not Only Watching, He’s Collecting And Archiving
http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | September 16, 2009 | SoundOffSister

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:30:22 PM by Biggirl

We now learn that the White House , though a private contractor, and without anyone’s knowledge, is collecting and storing comments made on it’s social networking sites at Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo and Sideshare. The truly amazing part though is that the President is pointing to federal law as his justification for these actions.

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Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis

September 17, 2009 1 comment

Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis
American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2008 | James Simpson

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 2:41:29 AM by South40

ACORN, the new tip of the Cloward-Piven spear

In 1970, one of George Wiley’s protégés, Wade Rathke — like Bill Ayers, a member of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) — was sent to found the Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now. While NWRO had made a good start, it alone couldn’t accomplish the Cloward-Piven goals. Rathke’s group broadened the offensive to include a wide array of low income “rights.” Shortly thereafter they changed “Arkansas” to “Association of” and ACORN went nationwide.

Today ACORN is involved in a wide array of activities, including housing, voting rights, illegal immigration and other issues. According to ACORN’s website: “ACORN is the nation’s largest grassroots community organization of low-and moderate-income people with over 400,000 member families organized into more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 110 cities across the country,” It is perhaps the largest radical group in the U.S. and has been cited for widespread criminal activity on many fronts.

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Eligibility lawyer urges focus on the goal – Taitz says ‘attacks’ need to be directed at Obama

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Eligibility lawyer urges focus on the goal – Taitz says ‘attacks’ need to be directed at Obama
WND ^ | 9/16/09 | staff

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009 1:12:30 AM by pissant

One of the key attorneys working on the challenges to Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president – and the first to actually obtain a trial date in federal court on the question – says doubters should be questioning Obama, not her.

Various accusations have been cluttering the blogosphere in recent weeks, and today Orly Taitz, an attorney working on a number of cases brought to challenge Obama’s eligibility under the U.S. Constitution’s requirements that the president be a “natural born” citizen, addressed them on her her blog.

“Please don’t listen to vicious rumors,” Taitz wrote. “I am getting close to removing the usurper and there are more and more vicious rumors about me and my whole family. It is 5:30 in the morning and I had to cut on sleep yet again to take some time and debunk all those vicious rumors.”

She continued, “I hope people stop attacking my family and start attacking Obama and demand that he produce his vital records immediately or resign or be removed immediately. Judge [David] Carter has written, ‘Court encourages discovery before the scheduling conference ‘ (it is on October 5th) I have submitted a proposed deposition schedule. Let’s make sure Obama shows up for his deposition with his hospital birth certificate ready for examination.”

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LINE OF SUCCESSION IF OBAMA/SOETORO REMOVED FROM OFFICE ~ By: Devvy

September 17, 2009 4 comments

LINE OF SUCCESSION IF OBAMA/SOETORO REMOVED FROM OFFICE

By: Devvy

September 17, 2009
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Today is Constitution Day. Sadly, tens of millions of Americans have no clue what it means. Just another day to hit the hog trough or one more day until TGIF. On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed. How very lucky we are there were 39 real men back then who didn’t cower at the mere thought of standing up for what they believe in and fighting for it.

It is an appropriate day to look at the consequences of the constitutional crisis we face with the removal of an usurper from office. In this case, an individual who has no legal right to serve as president of our republic. It must be done.

Over the decades we have seen millions demand every president be impeached. Nixon at least stepped down. Bill Clinton, disgraced the nation with his whoring and fought to stay in office. Of course, he had the full support of his militant, Marxist business partner, Hillary Clinton. The stupid Republicans made a mess of the entire, disgraceful “event” by going after Clinton on a sex charge instead of treason among other crimes. They walked right into the trap that was awaiting them.

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