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GOP House Crisis....Day 2

By The Reverend Published: October 9, 2015

Redstate's Erick Erickson announced earlier in the week that he is leaving his Redstate blog to focus on his radio career. Erickson's replacement will be a guy by the name of Leon Wolf. Chris Hayes had Wolf on one of his MSNBC shows a few weeks back and he didn't seem like he was too unhinged. Wolf's lead article at Redstate today, the hinge pins have been removed.

Wolf's conclusion in today's blog posting entitled "Moderates are the problem in the House GOP"....

The conservatives are not the problem in the House GOP caucus – it’s the moderates who don’t understand the concept of team play.

Conservatives accept the results of intra-party contests. Moderates don’t. That’s why there’s chaos in the caucus right now.

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'Tearing Down The House' by the TeaStoned HouseRockers

By The Reverend Published: October 8, 2015

What just happened....

“Over the last week it has become clear to me that our conference is deeply divided and needs to unite behind one leader. I have always put the conference ahead of myself. Therefore, I am withdrawing my candidacy for speaker of the House.”

That's Kevin McCarthy surprisingly bowing out of the Speaker race today.

Is the House GOP majority governable? McCarthy doesn't know...

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Bad Things Happen During An Emergency

By The Reverend Published: October 8, 2015

Contracts are sacrosanct....until they're not....

Central States Pension Fund is the first financially troubled pension fund of its kind to file paperwork with the federal government under the new Multi-employer Pension Reform Act of 2014. The law, passed with bipartisan support and signed by President Obama in December, was designed to keep multi-employer plans solvent and continue to pay retirees, although possibly at reduced rates. Without making substantial changes, Central States said it will be insolvent in as little as 10 years.

Two retired family members received letters a few months back warning of what the Beacon elaborates on in today's article. One of those two received the letter referenced in the Beacon article today....and told me yesterday that his $2600 per month pension would be reduced to $1200 per month after 9 years if retired union members didn't vote to re-negotiate the amount of their contractually-agreed-to pensions.

I blame this atrocious situation on the jihadist takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives. I would, wouldn't I?

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9 Continuous Months Of "Hillary Is In Trouble"

By The Reverend Published: October 7, 2015

Real Clear 23.2%, Carson 17.2%, Fiorina 10.4%, Rubio 9.9%, Bush 8.4%

Dems...Clinton 41.6%, Sanders 25.2%, Biden 18.9%

If you enter the words "Hillary in trouble" into the Google search bar you'll get over 28 million hits....28 MILLION. I quickly browsed a few pages and found that the theme....Hillary is in trouble.....has been a popular theme for every media outlet in the U.S....and it has been a theme, or a narrative, for this entire year.

And this theme of U.S. media, as it was back in the 90's, has been advanced, purposely, by the two newspapers that conservatives and Republicans alike point to as being hopelessly liberal and in the bag for Democrats, the NY Times and the Washington Post.

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House GOP In Closed Loop Cycle Of Doom

By The Reverend Published: October 6, 2015

“No, no. He’s absolutely flat-out wrong,” (Utah GOP U.S. Rep Jason) Chaffetz told reporters on Monday when asked if he would make the same no-shutdown promise as (GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell. “If he wants to say that for his body great. I’m not giving up on anything there."

“We told them if we get the House, we can play defense on the Obama administration. If we get the Senate, we can play offense. And they haven’t seen those bills get to the president’s desk,” Chaffetz continued.

“I’m frustrated, and I am not going to lose any negotiating power and admit defeat before we’ve even started.”

That from the guy who led the Planned Parent Inquisition from his perch as Chair of the House Oversight Committee. You should take the time to watch Chaffetz start the amazingly infuriating Inquisition of Cecile Richards if you haven't already.....the Utah extremist, not kidding, sounds and looks like a person suffering from a rather nasty bi-polar problem. Off meds perhaps? On meds? Who would know? The guy is a total wreck.

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It's The Guns

By The Reverend Published: October 5, 2015

Do you think that mental illness is a universal human race problem....or a problem which uniquely plagues Americans?

Following the Oregon gun-slaughter, Republican Clown Candidates and those in Congress who work as sales reps for the NRA braced themselves for questions over gun regulations. Because guns don't kill people, people kill people.....the guns part of any gun-slaughter in the U.S. is off-limits for discussion by Republicans.

And so, when Fat Tony Christie was asked by George Stephanopolous yesterday whether tighter gun regulations might help in reducing the number of mass gun-slaughters America experiences....Fat Tony quickly dismissed any such notion and focused, instead, on mental illness....

"...I’m very concerned about the mental health side of this and I put forward a proposal to the legislature last year and then again just about seven or eight weeks ago in response to a bill they sent saying, let’s do some tough things on mental health,” Christie replied. “Let’s make involuntary commitment of people who speak violently easier for doctors.”

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Look, Shite Happens

By The Reverend Published: October 4, 2015

The latest Pew poll has Jeb Bush at 4% and in 6th place among all the other GOP Clown Candidates. Jeb! donors are really getting nervous. You may recall that I never believed Jeb Bush would run for the GOP Clown nomination in the first place. Jeb is now finding out first hand why some on the progressive side of things never thought he had a chance of becoming THIS Republican Party's presidential nominee.

Bush has "establishment Republican" embedded in his forehead. The Tea ragers...just in case you haven't noticed...really hate establishment Republicans right now....and are looking for anyone who is not part of the political system to represent them next November.

But I must say....despite the cold shoulder from the ragers....Jeb has been just terrible at campaigning. John Ellis Bush has been touted as the smarter brother of George W. If that is so, it hasn't translated well. Jeb just seems indifferent and even mildly annoyed on the campaign if the process, itself, is beneath his stature as the son of a dynastic family.

What has surprised about Jeb is his apparent lack of discipline. The former Florida governor just keeps saying stupid stuff which he, then, has had to try to defend or justify immediately after he says it. His brother "kept us safe", "people need to work longer hours", "anchor babies", etc.

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How Rubio Is Laying Low

By The Reverend Published: October 3, 2015

Politico's Glenn Thrush....

Here are five reasons why so many pundits, campaign pros and reporters bet on Rubio eventually winning the nomination, despite his shortcomings. Full disclosure: I have wagered on Rubio – but only for $5.

When you see the words "group think", the above sentence is what is being referenced. Politico is King of Village Media (see Morning Blow, any weekday morning), and Village Media is betting on a Boy Marco v Hillary presidential contest.

I can't bear going through each of Thrush's, I think, foolish, "5 reasons" why Rubio will be the final contestant in the Great GOP Clown Spectacular of 2015-16,...however, I do need to comment on this from Politico's Mr.Thrush...

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There Has Never Been A U.S. "War On Terror"

By The Reverend Published: October 3, 2015

Need a straight-to-the-point primer on the Syrian situation? Read this one. Robert Parry explains the two options that please-both-sides Obama has been juggling....

Despite the misleading reporting by The New York Times, CNN and other major U.S. news outlets, the realistic options are quite stark: either work with Russia, Iran and the Syrian military to beat back the Sunni jihadists in Syria (while seeking a power-sharing arrangement in Damascus that includes Assad and some of his U.S.-backed political rivals) — or take the side of Al Qaeda and other Sunni extremists, including the Islamic State, with the goal of removing Assad and hoping that the mythical “moderate” rebels might finally materialize and somehow wrest control of Damascus.

This is also important to keep in mind....

In September 2013, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren, then a close adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told the Jerusalem Post that Israel favored the Sunni extremists over Assad.

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What Will Be Politicized

By The Reverend Published: October 2, 2015

Not a lot of information available yet on the Oregon man who carried out yet another mass gun-slaughter yesterday at a community college near Roseburg. However, if this CNN report is anyway near accurate, we're going to be hearing a lot soon about how U.S. Christians are being targeted in the Homeland.

The shooter has now been identified as 26 year old Chris Harper Mercer. Like many mass shooters, Mercer came prepared....

....the shooter had body armor with him and was heavily armed, with a large amount of ammunition -- enough for a prolonged gunfight. Authorities recovered three pistols and one rifle at the scene, one official said.

Police shot and killed Mercer. It still is not clear whether Mercer was a student at the community college. From Mercer's Facebook page....

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