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The Tired ‘Comey had no Choice’ Refrain and the Comey Paradox

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

All we ever hear is 'Comey had no choice' but break all the rules, procedures and precedents of his agency and tip the hands of an election repeatedly. He had no choice on October 28 he told the Senate in late April and spun a tale of woe of how Huma Abedin was systematically forwarding classified info to Anthony Weiner's laptop. This turned out be balderdash. At issue: did Comey speak out of gross ignorance and carelessness when he said this? For his own good, this had batter be so, for otherwise he knowingly passed on false information to Congress, AKA, engaged in perjury. But...

Yes, the Comey Press Conference Was Influenced by Russian Active Measures

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

The Washington Post piece about it yesterday was bittersweet. Ok, mostly sweet to be sure. But I had been shouting to the Heavens about this astonishing fact for about a month prior. http://lastmenandovermen.com/2017/04/23/james-comey-decided-july-press-conference-based-info-russian-hackers/ This is the dynamic we always see: the MSM is always late the the party. Don't get me wrong, my above post was not based on any sorts of inside sources-I don't have any sources at least at this point in time-nor was it based on classified info-I have no such pipeline either-though I hope to be if NY...

What Gianforte’s Meltdown Says About TrumpCare, the Republican Party

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

On healthcare it shows just how hollow the GOP talk about abolishing ObamaCare really was over eight years. What makes this whole episode even more ludicrous, however, is that Gianforte himself had previously said that he would comment on the GOP health bill, once he saw the CBO score. "In an interview with the Washington Examiner just after the GOP bill passed the House in early May, Gianforte declined to say whether he backed the measure, saying: “Personally, I would have liked to have seen CBO results prior to voting.” He added, however, that “we have to repeal and replace...

Wow That Was a Tough CBO Score

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

I mean we know it was bad, but now see how bad. Bad enough for someone running for Congress to literally assault a reporter the day before the election. "The question that Ben Jacobs was asking Gianforte last night? It was about yesterday's Congressional Budget Office score of the House GOP health-care bill. NBC's Benjy Sarlin sums up the CBO report. "The GOP health care bill would insure 23 million fewer people than current law after a decade, while potentially impacting many with pre-existing conditions, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The bill would spend...

Beyond Parody: Paul Manafort Advised Trump After Russia Investigation-on the Russia Investigation

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

I mean irony is dead, hyperbole is dead. What is left for satirists-how do they compete with the real thing? It just seems that Manafort would be a guy you wouldn't want to talk to if you're Trump. But then, this is his MO. We know that he has still been speaking to Mike Flynn recently as well-'Stay strong.' Reportedly, Flynn saw that 'stay strong' thing as threatening. https://patribotics.blog/2017/05/22/mike-flynn-turns-on-trump-talks-to-fbi/ Nixon had similar problems and got charged with witness tampering. But Trump can't help it. These are people from his inner orbit. And he can...

Trumponomics Phony Math: We Double Counted Twice on Purpose

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

After running against cuts to entitlements, Trump's budget takes a meat axe to Medicaid-between the TrumpCare monstrosity that has the dreaded CBO numbers coming out today-to Trump's own new budget, Trump is basically calling for cutting Medicaid in half. Why won't Paul Ryan take Russia treason seriously? He's licking his chops at this kind of carnage: "The Congressional Budget Office will release its score of the GOP health-care bill today, and whatever the details, it will confirm once again that the Republican plan would cut hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicaid, leaving many...

42% of Trump Voters Say They or Their Family Rely on Medicare

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

Trump ran on not allowing people to 'Die in the streets.' He was supposedly a different kind of Republican-a 'populist.' "Donald Trump is singularly concerned with people dying in the street." “We’re going to replace Obamacare with something so much better,” Trump said at tonight’s debate. That something is, unsurprisingly, a free-enterprise system. He illustrated the benefit of his plan by invoking a rather niche health care concern: “We’re going to take care of people who are dying on the street.” "Not just anywhere in the streets, though. Trump’s plan will...

Trump Praises Mass Murderer Duterte; Shares Classified Information With Him

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

Mishandling classified information. Hyperbole is dead, this is becoming a parody. Trump praises Duertes' 'drug policy.' "President Donald Trump congratulated his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, during a phone call last month for doing “an unbelievable job on the drug problem” in the Philippines, where the government has sanctioned the extrajudicial killing of suspects." "A transcript of the April 29 conversation published online by The Intercept and reported by multiple media outlets, including The New York Times, comes from the Office of American Affairs in the...

The Democrats are Coming! Christine Pellegrino’s Huge Upset for NY 9 Assembly

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

As those of you reading me a little while know, I am pushing hard to become the Democrat's nominee for the District 2 House race to finally depose Trumpster Peter King who's been ensconced in power 25 years. He supports the Muslim ban, voted for that odious TrumpCare-after pretending he wasn't fure for two months-and last we've seen of him he's been defending Mike Flynn. He is your typical GOPer that puts #PartyOverCountry. In that effort, I commissioned a poll with some interesting results. It seems that once respondents were exposed to my views vs. King's I cut the deficit between us...

What Did Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Know and When Did They Know it?

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by Mike Sax No Comments

Before we get to the bottom of all this, not only will Trump be implicated but so will the GOP as a party. One of the really notable aspects of former CIA Director Brennan's testimony yesterday was that he used the T word. For a long time I've been proclaiming 'None dare call it treason.' But now Brennan has. At least he put the word on the table. "In a line that has gotten a fair amount of attention, although Brennan was speaking in the abstract and not in relation to any particular individual, he stated, “Frequently individuals who are along that treasonous path do not even realize...

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