The pile of links just keeps a-gettin’ higher. I may have to break this into two different posts. That’s okay, DW isn’t around and there’s nothing on my busy social calendar today. Lucky you.
THE PRESIDENT SPOKE AT THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND YESTERDAY ADDRESSED A PACKED HOUSE OF 9,000 AT THE NRA CONVENTION Worshippers Filled U.S. Capitol to Mark National Day of Prayer Continue reading →
The Trump Department of Justice will be giving the Operation Fast and Furious documents that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform failed for years to get the “transparent” Obama’s DOJ to produce.
Valerie Huber, the acting deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at HHS andlongtime advocate of abstinenceis now the final arbiter of which groups will receive federal family planning funds.
Wall Street Whistleblower: Clinton Foundation is the ‘Largest Charitable Fraud in American History’
Former investment banker and self-styled Wall Street whistleblower Charles Ortel is one of the foremost experts on Clinton Foundation corruption. According to Ortel, “examination of available facts demonstrates the Clinton Foundation and its network of false-front charity “initiatives” and affiliates remains the largest set of unprosecuted charitable frauds in American history.”
The FBI has asked retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist, Michael Smith, to provide information he has gathered detailing multiple allegations of the Clinton Foundation receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds, according to LifeZette.
One report after another from various media outlets have shown strange coincidences involving the Clinton Foundation.
The Clinton Foundation would receive huge donations from donor X only to have donor X magically get favorable decisions by Hillary Clinton’s State Department around the same time.
A federal judge has acquitted New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and his friend Salomon Melgen of several charges, according to a new order filed Wednesday.
The order from Judge William Walls comes days after the Justice Department announced that it would retry its case against Menendez. The original trial, which took place in the fall of 2017, ended after the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the 18 counts in the case.
THIS IS WHY I STATE WITH CONFIDENCE THAT NO IMPORTANT DEMOCRAT WILL EVER SEE ANY PRISON TIME BECAUSE THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM HAS BEEN SO HOPELESSLY CORRUPTED.
[CtH: Thankfully, GOD’s justice is perfect!]
Walls wrote in a 50-page opinion that while political contributions can be the subject of a bribery case, the prosecution in this case did not demonstrate an explicit “quid pro quo” agreement between Menendez and Melgen in relation to Melgen’s contributions.
Sessions DOJ Moves To Protect Deep State AGAIN, Warns Against Releasing FISA Memo Without FBI Review
The Sessions Justice Department is calling on House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) to allow the FBI to review the “shocking,” FISA abuse memo to ensure its release will not harm national security.
SESSIONS IS STILL PROTECTING HIS FRIENDS
While on the face on it, the Justice Department’s request is both logical and prudent. However, once in possession of the memo, which is likely to expose the role of top level FBI and Justice Department officials in using the Steele dossier to obtain FISA spy warrants, what do you think bureau officials will do? Wage a fierce PR campaign against it and the Republican lawmakers who demand the memo to be released.
Steve Schmidt Dismisses Reports of Corruption in FBI as a ‘Smear Campaign’
There’s the main reason MSNBC has this Trump-hating phony Republican on. To say stuff like this to the delight of host Chris Matthews. Unbelievably, Schmidt’s deranged rants kept host Chris Matthews from seizing the mantle as the nuttiest person on Tuesday’s show.
John Kerry Tells Palestinian Official in London – “Trump Will Not Remain in Office Long”
John Kerry met with a top Palestinian official in London recently. Kerry told the Fatah leader to stay strong because Trump will not be in office long. Kerry also hinted that he may run for office again.
During the conversation, according to the report, Kerry asked Agha to convey a message to Abbas and ask him to “hold on and be strong.” Tell him, he told Agha, “that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and will not yield to President Trump’s demands.” According to Kerry, Trump will not remain in office for a long time. It was reported that within a year there was a good chance that Trump would not be in the White House.
John Kerry tells Mahmoud Abbas ally that he might run for president in 2020 as he urges Palestinians to ‘play for time’ and ‘not give in to Trump’
Former secretary of state told a close confidant of Mahmoud Abbas that he’s considering another run for the White House. Urged Palestinians to ‘play for time’ while Trump is president and said he could broker a separate peace deal with Israel. Lebanese academic who met with Kerry in London relayed the conversation back to the Palestinian Authority, and an Israeli newspaper reported it. Kerry, 74, was the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004 but lost to George W. Bush.
[CtH: Funny thing how nearly all the Democrats talking about running are old, rich, white guys.]
Sessions Threatens Sanctuary Cities With Subpoenas
The Justice Department warns it may subpoena documents explaining illegal alien-shielding policies.
TOUGH GUY…GO AFTER CITIES WHERE YOU CAN’T DO ANYTHING AND TRY TO ENFORCE FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS IN STATES THAT HAVE MADE IT LEGAL. BUT DON’T PROSECUTE YOUR FRIENDS. NOPE, NOPE, NOPE.
“I continue to urge all jurisdictions under review to reconsider policies that place the safety of their communities and their residents at risk,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.
“Protecting criminal aliens from federal immigration authorities defies common sense and undermines the rule of law. We have seen too many examples of the threat to public safety represented by jurisdictions that actively thwart the federal government’s immigration enforcement—enough is enough.”
Cuomo wants to let Dreamers go to college for free
Cuomo tucked a provision in his $168 billion budget plan that would amend state education law to make the undocumented students eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship program, which covers tuition costs for students from families with incomes of up to $125,000.
On Tuesday, he said the state would continue providing Medicaid to Dreamers regardless of any federal changes to the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival Program, or DACA.
Mayors boycott White House meeting after administration threatens sanctuary cities
The leaders of New York, Chicago and New Orleans were among the Democrats who snubbed the Tuesday afternoon event after the Justice Department sent a threatening directive to their cites and 20 other cities and counties over their sanctuary policies regarding immigrants.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, president of the mayors conference, also said the Justice Department’s attack on so-called sanctuary cities moved him to boycott the White House meeting.
“I cannot in good conscience as president of the Unites States Conference of Mayors go to a meeting under false pretenses,” he said.
The list of invitees made public by the White House did not include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whose city is also one that the Trump administration has challenged over sanctuary policies. His office said he was invited and opted not to attend.
[CtH: Are they all going to hold their breath and kick their heels on the pavement until mean Donald gives them what they want?]
LANDRIEU IS THE BROTHER OF MARY “LOUISIANA PURCHASE” LANDRIEU AND PART OF THE MOST CORRUPT FAMILY IN LOUISIANA.
Trump lashes out at mayors boycotting White House event
The mayors who choose to boycott this event have put the needs of criminal, illegal immigrants over law-abiding America,” Trump told a group of mayors who attended the event. “So let me tell you, the vast majority of people showed up.”
The president spoke after the Justice Department threatened to legally compel almost two-dozen cities to show that they are cooperating with federal immigration laws.
[CtH: Remember when Obama sneered at Bush for refusing to meet with certain foreign leaders?]
New Missouri Rising Digital Ad Likens McCaskill to Clinton, Calls Her ‘Too Liberal for Missouri’
HER LAST TERM WAS AN ABSOLUTE GIFT AFTER TODD AKIN SAID RAPE VICTIMS SHOULD RELAX AND ENJOY IT. SHE MUST HAVE BLOWN OATMEAL OUT OF HER NOSE, SINCE UP TO THAT POINT SHE WAS AS GOOD AS GONE. SHE’S BECOME EVEN RICHER SINCE THEN.
Pelosi Tries to Extend $137,000 Tax Break for Two of Her Multi-Million-Dollar Homes
Congress’s wealthiest woman plays the tax game too: Pelosi rushed to pre-pay property taxes after decrying GOP tax overhaul as middle-class tax hike and corporate giveaway
Largely thanks to her husband Paul, a real-estate and venture-capital investor, Pelosi is the wealthiest woman in Congress with a net worth of more than $100 million and the seventh wealthiest member overall, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
In fact, assets and cash disclosed in her 2016 financial-disclosure statement places Pelosi in the top one-tenth of the 1 percent of Americans.
Pelosi’s annual property tax bill alone on three luxury homes last year—$137,000—is more than twice the 2016 U.S. median household income of $59,039, which the U.S. Census reported last fall.
A feckless gaggle of useless-as-tits-on-a-boar-hog politicians gathered in Paris yesterday to basically puff about their self-importance and make a spectacle of themselves as they signed a worthless piece of paper demanding Israel accede to Hamas’ two-state solution plan, the basis of which is the annihalation of the Jewish state.
Remind you of anything?
All of this, of course, means nothing. Just one last chance for the haughty John Kerry, who served in Vietnam by the way, to swill champagne and wolf down escargot and gladhand all the other posers. In 4 more days the Obama Crime Family will be as relevant as yesterday’s newspaper. The United States will soon be guided by a man with a set of titanium juevos, not the limp-dicked con artist that has terrorized American citizens and turned the most powerful nation in history into a laughingstock on the global stage.
Translation: the “old world” insists that when it comes to Israel, the West’s role is to knuckle under to Arab and Muslim bullying, making Jerusalem the world’s only capital to be devoid of other countries’ embassies. If this “old world” is truly on the way out, it cannot disappear soon enough.
Netanyahu: Paris Peace Conference Is ‘Useless’
“I must say that this conference is among the last twitches of yesterday’s world. Tomorrow’s world will be different — and it is very near,” said Netanyahu seemingly referencing the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in five days.
UK Refuses to Sign Paris ‘Peace’ Summit Declaration
In a dramatic development following the Paris peace summit on Sunday, the United Kingdom refused to sign a joint declaration calling for a two-state solution, saying the document may “harden” the Palestinian stance on negotiations.
I remember what a stir this highly suggestive song created when it was released in 1976. It’s also the best I could come up with for a title on this sunny, cold Saturday afternoon.
The group began as ‘Fat City’, a husband/wife duo of Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert. The band was also composed of Jon Carroll (keyboards and vocals) and Margot Chapman (vocals). Carroll and Chapman were also married after meeting as members of the group, but later divorced.
Federal Worker Union Is Blocking Republican VA Reforms President-elect Donald Trump promised to fire incompetent and dishonest Department of Veterans Affairs employees, but he will have to fight the American Federation of Government Employees—the largest federal worker union—every step of the way.
Liberals Awake from 8-Year Moral Coma For eight years, the voices of what passes for morality on the left were utterly silent as the values of generations of Americans were flushed down the drain. Those Americans whose desires, experiences and values differed from the leftist elite were treated as worthless garbage, no longer necessary to the imminent liberal utopia, except as a source of revenue.
Rep. Duncan Hunter removes painting depicting police as pigs Rep. Duncan Hunter removed a controversial painting from a hallway which connects to the U.S. Capitol Friday.
Rep. Lacy Clay, who represents Ferguson, Missouri, sponsored the annual art competition that resulted in this painting winning first place, though he says he did not have anything to do with selecting it. Earlier this week Clay told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Yes, some people find it offensive. I don’t find it offensive. I find it to be an expression of what one of my constituents is feeling about what he has experienced.”
Watch a Bunch of Democrats Try to Steal Our Democracy Congress officially certified Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Friday afternoon over the objections of Democrats.
A handful of congressional Democrats objected as electoral votes for Trump were counted, but they were unable to hold up the certification process because they did not have the support of any Senate Democrats.
Vice President Joe Biden presided and was forced to gavel the House into order numerous times as Democrats spoke over him with their objections.
At one point, Biden informed the Democrats that “It’s over,” causing House Republicans to erupt in laughter.
Everyone knows it’s true. If white people did this, there would be riots.
Don’t act like it’s not a fact.
At least 20 stores would’ve been looted within hours of the story breaking.
Mainstream media would be all over it.
But since it’s the other way around, you’ll probably see mainstream media try to sweep it under the rug like it was some teens doing a prank.
Conway to Cuomo: ‘Don’t Say That Again’ About Trump Sheltering Russia The most volatile moment during the segment came when Cuomo accused Trump of “sheltering Russia,” and Conway slammed back: “He’s not sheltering Russia, and don’t you say that again.”
Conway charged that this activity is “just nonsense. The idea that Team Clinton is still running around doing it, people are doing it, your network is doing it constantly, and that’s what we need to push back on.”
“We’re against any foreign government interfering in our cybersecurity,” she added, which “is woefully underserved because big problems have not been tackled sufficiently in the last eight years.”
IF IT WERE NOT FOR HIS LAST NAME HE’D BE CHANGING TIRES AT WALMART
Obama set for pardon frenzy as he leaves officeA Rastafarian prophet, a former Taliban captive and thousands of minor drug traffickers have one thing in common: Their names have been submitted to President Barack Obama for clemency before he leaves office in two weeks.
Among them is Bowe Bergdahl, a US Army sergeant held captive for five years by the Taliban before his release in a prisoner swap, who is due to be court-martialed for desertion.
Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist convicted for the 1975 deaths of two FBI agents in what his supporters say was a setup, is also hoping to enjoy Obama’s good graces.
Then there’s Edward Snowden, who made the shattering revelation in 2013 of a global communications and internet surveillance system set up by the United States.
Kerry’s plan was criticized by Israelis for focusing on settlements and giving away Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. This week, a senior Palestinian figure rejected it for a more fundamental reason: Palestinians refuse to accept a Jewish state.
Governor Scott: “I have reached out to President-elect Trump. I have spoken to him and Vice President-elect Pence multiple times to keep them informed. And they told me any resources they need from the federal government they would do everything in their power to make that happen.”
He bypassed Obama.
Keegan-Michael Key reprised his role as President Obama’s “anger translator,” Luther, for one final goodbye on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show Thursday night as the real Obama prepares to leave office in two weeks.
John Kerry is the definition of a classic liberal. As a college student he realized politics was the only profession where you can make millions while accomplishing basically nothing. He enlisted in the Navy because he felt it would “look good on his resume.” In a span of four months he managed to recommend himself for three Purple Hearts, one for getting rice kernels lodged in his ass when he threw a grenade into a pile of rice bags. He made sure there was a cameraman to film his shooting a teenage Viet Cong in the back as he ran away.
He married heiress Julia Thorne in 1970. Thorne met Kerry in 1963 at her family’s estate in Bay Shore, New York on Long Island. Kerry was a Yale classmate of Thorne’s twin brother David. Thorne married Kerry on May 23, 1970 and divorced on July 25, 1988, after a six-year separation. She and John had two daughters together.
Overall, Kerry had lackluster grades at Yale, graduating with a cumulative average of 76 over his four years. His freshman-year average was a 71, but he improved to an 81 average his senior year. He never received an “A” during his time at Yale; his highest grade was an 89.
TWO YEARS AFTER HIS DIVORCE FROM THORNE, HE PETITIONED TO HAVE HIS MARRIAGE ANNULLED SO HE COULD MARRY HIS SUGAR MAMA, TERESA HEINZ, WIDOW OF REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOHN HEINZ AND HEIR TO THE KETCHUP FORTUNE.
After the charade of serving in the Navy, he committed the ultimate betrayal of testifying falsely about the “atrocities’ he claimed he saw American soldiers commit. After returning to the United States, Kerry joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). Then numbering about 20,000, VVAW was considered by some (including the administration of President Richard Nixon) to be an effective, if controversial, component of the antiwar movement.Congressman James Shannon, a favorite of House Speaker Tip O’Neill, was the early favorite to win the nomination, and he “won broad establishment support and led in early polling.” Again as in 1982, however, Kerry prevailed in a close primary.
In his general election campaign, Kerry promised to mix liberalism with tight budget controls. He defeated Republican Ray Shamie despite a nationwide landslide for the re-election of Republican President Ronald Reagan, for whom Massachusetts voted by a narrow margin. In his victory speech, Kerry asserted that his win meant that the people of Massachusetts “emphatically reject the politics of selfishness and the notion that women must be treated as second-class citizens.”
[CtH: Sorry, pal, but when you win by a narrow margin, it means the voters haven’t “emphatically” done anything.]
HE BRAGGED INCESSANTLY ABOUT HIS “SERVICE” IN VIETNAM AND WHEN HE DECLARED FOR PRESIDENT IN 2004, THE MEN WHO SERVED WITH HIM ROSE, ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY, TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS CHARLATAN. THEY WERE VILIFIED, BUT THE FACT THEY HAD THE BONAFIDES TO BACK UP THEIR WORDS, THEY PLAYED A BIG PART IN HIS DEFEAT BY THE HATED GEORGE W. BUSH.
Mr. Kerry proceeded to slander and defame hundreds of thousands of young Americans who were serving at their country’s call in a distant place where none wanted to be, doing their best at achieving the impossible.
Old soldiers who served with him on the Mekong were astonished at his fanciful recital of comic-book war story, and gave their eloquent version three decades later when Mr. Kerry was the Democratic candidate for president. They said he was full of it, “it” being neither heroism nor witness to truth. He was a phony, Purple Hearts and Bronze and Silver stars or not.
He is diplomat enough to hide some of them until a convenient time arrives, and a convenient time arrived with President Obama’s betrayal of Israel at the United Nations, when at the president’s bidding the United States declined to veto a malignantly one-sided resolution condemning the Jewish state for its policy of using settlements on the West Bank as bargaining chips if the Palestinians should give up their dream of evicting Israel from the globe and seek a lasting peace.
Barack Obama entertains himself by fussing over his legacy, eager to be remembered as an American icon, perhaps to replace George Washington. John Kerry was eager to assist him with the betrayal of Israel. Both president and secretary of State were doing what comes naturally.
Mitchell obsessed about Trump (instead of actual points of contention in the Middle East) by fretting: “How difficult is it for you to operate in this atmosphere where the President-elect is communicating directly with Prime Minister Netanyahu?”
[CtH: Mitchell is plenty old enough to remember that PEOTUS Obama was sticking his not-president-yet nose into foreign affairs at this point in his career also. Leftists are such flipping hypocrites!]
“But also that is an impact because he had a direct impact. He called Egypt’s president. As a result of his call, of Prime minister Netanyahu’s call, Egypt pulled down the resolution. That is part of the reason you were then accused of orchestrating other sponsors of it,” Mitchell added when Kerry chose not to completely take her bait.
This man is a coward, a fraud, and a serial liar. His career was built on a fraud and the only talent he has is marrying heiresses. I never could stand the sight of him. After today it’s unimaginable that I could be more repulsed by him.
At the State Department on Wednesday, Kerry said that a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians is the “only path to peace.”
The UN vote, he emphasized, was about preserving the two-state solution.
“If the choice is one state, Israel can be Jewish or Democratic – it can’t be both,” Kerry said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s current coalition is the “most right wing” in the country’s history, he argued, driven by extreme elements. The policies of this government are leading in the opposite direction, he argued – “They’re leading toward one state.”
As for Netanyahu’s claim that the U.S. was the driving force behind the UN resolution, Kerry denied the accusation.
ISRAEL SAYS IT HAS DEFINITIVE PROOF THAT THE OBAMA CRIME SYNDICATE IS BEHIND THE ENTIRE FIASCO. I HAVE NO REASON TO DOUBT IT.
Netanyahu slams Kerry’s speech after thanking Trump for ‘warm friendship’
Netanyahu said Kerry’s speech was “almost as unbalanced” as the U.N. resolution, which he harshly criticized. He said that peace will not be achieved through speeches or U.N. resolutions but through direct talks.
“Israel remains committed to resolving the outstanding difference between us and the Palestinians with direct negotiations,” Netanyahu said.
He also contended that Kerry spent “most of his speech blaming Israel for the lack of peace.”
Water heater stopped working a couple days ago. Had to wait until today to call the landlord. Having DW call, because I might say the wrong thing and get us evicted from Casa Pistol. The driveway didn’t get shoveled after the last snow, so SS went out and shoveled by hand yesterday. We’re heating water on the stove to wash with, so we don’t go near anybody who isn’t family. All in all, a wonderful day. Today eldest is coming with her family. She had a houseful yesterday so we’re getting together today, when we can spend more time together.
In other news, Christmas was better for millions of Christians than it has been for years. What makes the mood brighter is that soon we’ll be rid of the hateful creature that’s been ruining the country for the last eight years.
The Iraqi Christian town of Bartella was liberated in October by Iraqi forces after two years of ISIS control. After ISIS took over the town, its residents were forced to flee to camps, and various Christian religious symbols at their church were destroyed. Shortly after the town was finally freed, a video of residents making a cross for their church and ringing the church bells for the first time in years went viral.
THE FAKE NEWS DOESN’T STOP, EVEN ON CHRISTMAS
Dem ‘Fake News’ Even On Christmas: RNC “Refers To Trump As ‘King’, Compares To Jesus”
Matt McDermott is a Democrat pollster and his own words pusher of ‘propaganda’. I think this qualifies:
What Matt McDermott apparently doesn’t understand is that Christians say this each year, welcoming the new King, Jesus. What it reveals is not that RNC is trying to pitch Trump as King, but that McDermott and other Democrats don’t understand this simple concept.
The response to the statement was swift. Jonathan Chait, a liberal writer for New York magazine, said, “The distinction between a president and a king is not trivial.” Kyle Griffin, a producer for MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” tweeted, “No joke—This line is actually in the RNC’s Christmas message.” And Politico reporter Glenn Thrush quoted the statement and wrote “#KEOTUS,” meaning “King-elect of the United States.”
The Trumps Celebrate Christmas Services at Church Where They Married
The Trumps received communion at the service and returned back to their beachside resort around 12:30 AM., reported the New York Post.
THE LEFT MADE SUCH A HUGE DEAL OUT OF CLAIMING OBAMA WAS A CHRISTIAN. DID HE ATTEND CHURCH EVEN ONCE IN 8 YEARS?
IT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME IF HE PRAYED 5 TIMES A DAY WITH HIS HEAD ON THE FLOOR AND HIS ASS IN THE AIR….EXCEPT WHEN HE WAS GOLFING. IT WOULD HAVE MADE PUTTING DIFFICULT.
Christmas Day Blizzard Blast Could Put End To Anti-DAPL Campsites
The National Weather Service reported Saturday that a massive blizzard is expected to dump more than a foot of snow on the protester’s encampment. The storm could bring with it 45 to 55 mph winds throughout Monday.
THINK THESE MORONS MIGHT GET A CLUE IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON?
US Should Not Only Defund UN But Withdraw From It
Let’s take our $3 billion and go.
The United States pays 22% of the total UN budget. What we get for our $3 billion a year is a corrupt organization whose dysfunctional and hostile agencies are united in opposing us around the world.
The United Nations does only two things consistently and effectively: waste money and bash Israel. Sometimes it manages to do both at the same time.
No wonder the UN Security Council just condemned them. Who wouldn’t rightfully be upset that Jews living in Jerusalem somehow causes poor Mohammed to batter his wife?
Jonah Goldberg: Obama Going Out the Door ‘Flipping The Middle Finger’ At Israel
He points out that this is where Obama’s heart has been all along, “Screwing Israel”
Yes, Clinton won the popular vote. Who cares? That was never, nor should it ever be, the measure that determines who is elected president. She knew it. Her supporters knew it. Her campaign knew it. They just chose not to campaign that way.
Call it arrogance or ignorance, but Hillary spent more time in California, a state she’d have won comfortably no matter what, than Wisconsin and Michigan in the final days of the election. She and her team made that choice, consciously. Just like she chose to call half of Trump’s supporters “a basket of deplorables” who, even worse, were “irredeemable.”
Imprisoned Blagojevich awaits Obama decision on commutation
One of the last chances for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to win early release from federal prison rests on a pending decision by the man whose Senate seat Blagojevich was convicted of trying to sell — President Barack Obama.
D.A. PATRICK FITZGERALD INDICTED POOR ROD BEFORE THE CORRUPTION COULD REACH THE BLACK PRINCE. BLAGO DIDN’T DO ANYTHING THAT ISN’T DONE EVERY DAY IN THE CESSPOOL OF A STATE I LIVE IN.
The definition that the Left and its lapdog media use for “scandal” depends entirely on which party would be damaged. Thus, Obama’s scandals have all been dismissed as whacky, right-wing, conspiracy theories that were unworthy of any intelligent person’s attention.
Just consider Obama’s still absent birth certificate. Multiple document specialists have proven that the images the White House released were forgeries. Obama scoffed at it all, chortling that he could hardly go around with his birth certificate glued to his forehead. And the media let him get away with it.
This has been going on for decades. Anita Hill’s testimony about something Clarence Thomas said to her once upon a time was offered shrilly as proof positive he wasn’t fit to serve on the Supreme Court. And Mitt Romney’s efforts to find qualified women for his gubernatorial cabinet (“binders full of women”) was dishonestly turned into a “sexist white guy” scandal.
But the accusations made by numerous women as to the sexual predations of former President Bill Clinton were all dismissed as politically motivated lies cooked up by “floozies.” The Left even managed to make the term “river-boating” into a synonym for “politically motivated lying”, totally dismissing all the testimony given by John Kerry’s fellow sailors about his cowardly and incompetent behavior in Vietnam and his scandalous testimony before Congress afterward.