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Foreign Policy WTF?!

Lindsey Graham Puckered Up And Gave Trump’s A*s A Giant Kiss On ‘Meet The Press’ (VIDEO)

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has been one of the most consistent Republican critics of the so-called president, Donald Trump, reluctant to jump aboard the bandwagon of GOPers who are only too happy to salute no matter what the Liar-in-Chief happens to say.

But on Meet the Press Sunday, Graham did a complete 180, giving the alleged head of state a warm wet kiss right on his ass cheeks.

Commenting on the air strike Trump ordered against a Syrian air base, Graham remarked:

“I think ISIS should be Germany and Assad should be Japan, like World War II analogies here. 

“Accelerate the demise of ISIL — they’re a direct threat to the homeland, Assad’s not. But I’ve never been more encouraged by the Trump administration than I am today.”

The gigantic flaw with that analogy is that ISIS is a stateless terrorist organization which fights in unconventional ways that cannot be accurately predicted. As for Assad being Japan, that’s so absurd that it’s laughable. Graham may be trying to put things into soundbites for his low information Republican base who elected him, but to say such a thing on national television only underscores just how little he understands about the threat posed by both ISIS and Assad.

Graham also referred to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s statement that Syrian president Bashar Assad needed to be removed from office for peace to take hold in Syria:

“Ambassador [to the United Nations Nikki] Haley just said on your program, ‘You’ll never end the war with Assad in power.’ So that means regime change is now the policy of the Trump administration. That’s at least what I’ve heard. So you need more American troops to accelerate the demise of ISIL.”

Regime change in Syria? Let’s keep in mind that was the policy which the Bush administration pursued in Iraq, and it turned the country and region into an even bigger basket case. It also directly led to the formation of ISIS due to the resentment felt in the Arab world in seeing an occupying American army on the streets of Baghdad.

No wonder Republicans cannot be trusted to run foreign policy or the economy. They never seem to learn from their failures.

Here’s Graham kissing Trump’s ass with a smile on his face:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-03VGTKDB8

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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GOP Whining WTF?!

WATCH Kellyanne Conway Contradict Herself And Flip-Flop On Trump’s Unproven Wiretapping Claims

Monday morning, senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway managed to prove yet again that the entire administration is unable or unwilling to offer anything that remotely resembles the truth.

Appearing first on Good Morning America, Conway told George Stephanopoulos that Donald Trump may have monitored or spied on in “any number of ways.”

Yet when Stephanopoulos asked if Conway if she had any proof of Trump’s claim that he had been “wiretapped,” Conway admitted:

“I have no evidence, but that’s why there’s an investigation in Congress. That’s particularly what investigations are for.”

Later, Conway was on CNN, where Chris Cuomo told Conway the illegitimate president could easily determine if he had been under surveillance by the Obama administration and release that information to the public, bolstering his claims:

“He could answer it himself. He could declassify what’s out himself immediately. Nobody has more power than the president.”

Conway attempted to place the blame on FBI Director James Comey, but Cuomo was ready for that tactic, telling her:

“Why would he make a statement, well, first of all he’s going to testify at the hearing. But why would he testify about something that isn’t happening?”

Next, Conway tried to cloud the issue by shifting the debate to leaks:

“You realize what the crux of all this is, right? I hope you as an American are very concerned, as we all are, about the leaks coming from the intelligence and security community somewhere.”

To that, Cuomo reminded Conway that disgraced National Security Adviser Michael Flynn wasn’t wiretapped and that charges of wiretapping are totally separate from complaints about leaking:

“He said, ‘I was wiretapped by President Obama.’ Accusing a former president of a felony, and he called him bad or sick. He has no proof to support calling President Obama, a man who he says he likes, bad or sick. what about that?”

Sensing that she could not bullshit Cuomo and get away with it, Conway said she’d let the president speak for himself.

Can you see what’s going on here? Everyone in Trumpland realizes he lied when he sent out the wiretapping tweets. But they don’t dare contradict him in public or he will get rid of them. So they have to attempt to defend an indefensible conspiracy theory and keep up with all of the supporting lies which surround it.

As many of us heard from our parents when were children, Tell the truth; it’s so much easier to remember.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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GOP Whining Politics The Karma Is Gonna Get Ya

Obama Just Spectacularly Made An A** Of GOP Senator Orrin Hatch

Memo to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch: I would like to introduce you to the man who just made you look like the obstructionist jackass you truly are. Matter of fact, allow me to introduce the man who just put the entire Republican-controlled Senate on notice: Gentlemen, meet your daddy, Barack Obama.

Just the other day, Senator Hatch, who also happens to be a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, remarked thuslyabout the upcoming announcement of a Justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia:

“The President told me several times he’s going to name a moderate [to fill the court vacancy], but I don’t believe him.

[Obama] could easily name Merrick Garland, who is a fine man. He probably won’t do that because this appointment is about the election. So I’m pretty sure he’ll name someone the [liberal Democratic base] wants.”

Hey, Orrin, you just got played like a freaking violin, brother! The President used the old reverse psychology on you and your GOP friends by naming Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. How does that make you feel?

Hatch immediately released a statement which made him look even more like a clueless asshat, noting:

“I think highly of Judge Garland. But his nomination doesn’t in any way change current circumstances. I remain convinced that the best way for the Senate to do its job is to conduct the confirmation process after this toxic presidential election season is over. Doing so is the only way to ensure fairness to a nominee and preserve the integrity of the Supreme Court.”

One wonders if the Judiciary Committee will even hold confirmation hearings, even though it’s their job to do so. If not, then it’s safe to say the GOP will lose control of the Senate when the election is held this November. And since it looks as if the Republicans may now be on the verge of nominating Donald “Titanic” Trump as their standard-bearer, they could well be looking at a historic loss that will make them even more insignificant than they already are.

Also, consider this scenario: Republicans lose majority status in the Senate, Hillary Clinton wins the White House by a huge margin, and can then nominate the most liberal judge she can find, leaving a progressive imprint on the high court for decades to come. At that point, how much will the GOP be kicking themselves for not confirming Judge Garland when they had a chance?

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

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Politics The Karma Is Gonna Get Ya WTF?!

Pants On Fire! Mike Huckabee Now Denies Defending Pervy Josh Duggar

Mike Huckabee, who is polling at a whopping 1 percent in the GOP field, has said he may well drop out of th 2016 race if he doesn’t do well in the Iowa primary, but considering the lie he told Tuesday regarding admitted sister molester Josh Duggar, it might be a good idea if he went and pulled the plug right now.

You may recall that back in May, when the Duggar matter hit the media with the force of a catastrophic earthquake wrapped in a hurricane, Brother Mike rushed to Josh Duggar’s defense, gladly proclaiming on Facebook:

“No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things. No one needs to defend Josh’s actions as a teenager, but the fact that he confessed his sins to those he harmed, sought help, and has gone forward to live a responsible and circumspect life as an adult is testament to his family’s authenticity and humility.”

Sounds like a pretty full-throated defense of Josh Duggar to me. How about you?

Yet on Tuesday, Huckabee had the nerve to say:

“I really didn’t support Josh. I supported his parents, if you’ll go back and look at what I said. There’s no support for what he did.”

Well, Huck, we just went back and looked at what you said, and it sounds a whole hell of a lot like you were indeed supporting Josh and saying that he had confessed his sins, so live and let live.

Also, if you were supporting the parents, who enabled their son’s abysmal behavior by not reporting it and making sure he was prosecuted to the full extent of the law, you had a role in allowing this pervert to do whatever he wanted and get away with it. How do we know there aren’t more girls who may come forward one day and make similar accusations against Josh?

So, Mike, I have a bit of advice for you: Drop out of the race now and go offer your Christian counseling services to the Duggar family. I’m sure they’d love to have a hypocrite like you on their side. Then again, you already are!

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

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Immigration Politics Uncategorized

Scott Walker Does The Wisconsin Three-Step On Repealing The 14th Amendment

Scott Walker must be exhausted and more than a little dizzy when you consider how he’s flip-flopped and gyrated on the issue of repealing the 14th Amendment during the past few days.

And once again the Wisconsin Governor has changed his mind on the issue, saying on ABC’S “This Week” that he does not support repealing birthright citizenship.

Yet only a few days earlier, Governor Walker, when asked by NBC reporter Kasie Hunt if the 14th Amendment should be repealed, replied:

“Yeah…we should end birthright citizenship.”

This must be the old “rope-a-dope” strategy at work in the Walker camp: Keep shifting your position on an issue until people become so confused that they believe the last thing that came from your mouth. Only in this scenario, Scott Walker is playing the role of Dopey.

While he was flopping around like a fish earlier this week, Walker also declared that the immigration debate should be focused  on securing the Southern border, since once full security has been achieved, the issue of birthright citizenship will somehow become a moot point. Which is also a crock of bull, as Walker well knows.

Then on Friday, Walker told CNBC that he wasn’t taking a position on the 14th Amendment “one way or the other.” Which makes you wonder why he staked out a stance in the first place.

And we also have this statement from earlier this week:

“My point is, any discussion that goes beyond securing the border and enforcing the laws are things that should be a red flag to voters out there who for years have heard lip service from politicians and are understandably angry because those politicians haven’t been committed to following through on those promises.”

The red flag, Governor Walker, is the lip service you are paying as you attempt to talk out of both sides of your mouth simultaneously. My recommendation is that Scott Walker go take a long nap, because he must be flat out exhausted after this week.

Governor, we’ll wake you in December of 2016 and update you all that’s happened in your absence.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.