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From the very beginning, there has been a battle royal brewing between President Trump and the left-wing media. Actually, it preceded his election; at least on the part of the media. At first, they couldn’t get enough of him, although the attention came with a liberal dose of ridicule. After all, he made for good copy and was a lot more entertaining than the likes of Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, Chris Christie, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry or Bobby Jindal. Besides, they knew that commie-Bernie Sanders never had a chance against the liar-Clinton machine, just as they knew that Donald Trump had a snowball’s chance in Hell of defeating liar-Hillary Clinton.

It was only when the snowball emerged victorious, thanks to the divinely-inspired Electoral College, that things got really serious. That’s when the Never-Trump resistance came together, uniting the media, the dummycrats-Democrats in Congress and the Fifth Columnists lurking in the Potomac swamp, in a mission to drive Trump from the White House one way or another.

Lest this come off as mere partisan sniping on my part, it’s worth comparing the lies told by both sides.

President Trump has lied about the turnout at his inauguration and possibly about being unaware of Donald Junior’s meeting with the Russian lawyer in order to gather dirt about Mrs. liar-Clinton.

On the other hand, he has told the truth about his reasons for pulling out of some multi-national trade treaties, getting us out of the Paris Accords and the Iran deal. He has told the truth about cutting taxes; limiting regulations; moving our embassy to Jerusalem; naming constitutionalists to the Supreme Court; calling out European nations who have failed to meet their financial responsibilities to NATO; about arming Poland and Ukraine; building up our military; challenging the unfair tariffs of our trading partners; doing his best to curtail illegal immigration from Mexico, Central America and the Middle East; and defending the religious rights of all Americans and not just Muslims.

What is clearly evident is that the media has no interest in pointing out the positive aspects of Trump’s record, just as they had no interest in calling out liar-nObama when he wiretapped the AP, Fox’s James Rosen and even Rosen’s parents; attempted to exile Fox News from the White House press conferences; and sicced the IRS on conservative groups and individuals.

To be fair, the media has generally told the truth when it comes to reporting the temperature, wedding announcements and baseball scores.

⦿   Although I have more good things than bad to say about Fox News, I think their slogan about being fair and balanced often works against them.

For instance, when Tucker Carlson often turns his shows over to dunces like Cathy Arue, a 47-year-old passing herself off as a teenager in order to serve up silly talking points on behalf of every childish fad coming down the pike; a Hollywood simpleton like Rob Reiner; a left-wing spinmeister like Richard Goodstein; or an scumbag-Adam Schiff-wannabe named Eric Swalwell; I find myself setting land speed records in fast-forwarding. I can’t help wondering how many people compete to break my record whenever Juan Williams, Leslie Marshall or Geraldo Rivera, pops up on Fox, uttering left-wing banalities.

Occasionally, on his Sunday morning show, Chris Wallace will host a panel allegedly split between two Republicans and two dummycrats-Democrats. But, as Jonah Goldberg and Karl Rove, are often seated representing the Right side of the aisle, even though both are Never-Trumpers, as is Wallace, the deck is clearly stacked against the President. On such occasions, the network should change its motto to unfair and unbalanced.

Just recently, during a week in which Trump got the EU to say “Uncle!” when it came to their outrageous tariffs, North Korea returned the remains of 55 soldiers to the U.S. and our GDP hit 4.1%, Wallace never mentioned the economy or the 65-year-old remains; instead, he and the panel devoted nearly the entire hour to rehashing Michael Cohen’s contention that Trump knew about Junior’s meeting with the Russian lawyer. Talk about trying to turn a molehill into Mount Everest!

Even though there is no law that forbids people from talking to Russians during a political campaign, the best that the leftists could charge Trump with was lying about it to the New York Times. Although I’m sure that liberals see it as tantamount to blasphemy, normal people would say fair’s fair; after all, day after day, the Times lies about him.

⦿   Comedian/social observer Evan Sayet quite properly pointed out “In San Francisco, it’s illegal to be given a plastic straw, but they’ll provide you with a needle so you can shoot up heroin.”

⦿   In case it has escaped your attention, political scandals aren’t what they used to be. When I look back over the ones that have destroyed careers and reputations during my lifetime, they almost seem like plotlines from “The Andy Griffith Show” or “Mayberry, RFD.”

People like Harry Vaughn, Sherman Adams, Bobby Baker and Sen. Edmund Muskie, were nearly run out of town on a rail or at least had their presidential aspirations shattered over such offenses as plagiarizing a speech, referring to Canadians as Canucks or accepting vicuna coats and stereo sets as bribes.

These days, when people who have led the FBI, the CIA and the NSA, don’t think twice about committing high crimes and misdemeanors for partisan reasons and refuse to even consider prosecuting a former Secretary of State for accepting bribes from hostile powers; using a private server to convey top security documents; and, in order to avoid having her family Foundation investigated, destroying her computer and cell phone, we have a Special Prosecutor, whose authority is based solely on a baseless dossier bought and paid for by a political party and its presidential candidate.

Rumor has it that Robert Mueller, who looks like the result of hanoi-John Kerry’s mating with Francis the Mule, has already subpoenaed Donald Trump’s third grade report card.

⦿   I heard from a reader who said that he will donate to specific GOP candidates, but not to the party because so many Republicans are RINOs. I understand his reluctance, but I reminded him that Republicans in Name Only are not only preferable to dummycrats-Democrats, but unless the GOP retains control of the House and Senate in the midterm elections, Trump will be a lame duck for at least the next two years. What’s more, any chance of getting to the truth about the Deep State and the role that Barack liar-nObama played and possibly continues to play in the illegal activities of the FBI, the Intelligence agencies and the State Department, will be lost forever.

⦿   A video that went viral recently showed people who voted for left-wing nebbish commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being asked how “dummycrats-Democratic Socialism” would be funded. The consensus was that they hadn’t the faintest idea; all they knew for certain was that they’d be getting all sorts of goodies they wouldn’t have to pay for. It’s easy to make fun of them. It’s harder to make fun of Ms. commie-Ocasio-Cortez and commie-Bernie Sanders,who also have no idea how in the world they would pay for free college tuition, health care, food and a universal pay check, but, unfortunately, one of them is a senator and the other will soon be able to cast votes in the House.

⦿   When it comes to the nonsense about Trump’s colluding with Russia, Antonio Branco probably summed it up best in a cartoon showing Trump holding Putin by the neck and punching him while a circle of stars floats above Putin’s battered head labeled “U.S. Military Buildup,” “Tougher Sanctions,” “Strengthen NATO,” “Increased U.S. Oil & Gas Production” and “U.S. Defense Aid to Ukraine.” Just as Trump is preparing to deliver yet another wallop, he’s distracted by a donkey standing behind him holding a microphone and demanding to know “Why are you being Putin’s puppet?”

To be fair, the donkey only had a passing resemblance to Chuck clown-Schumer.
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TEA PARTY -> Lois Lerner Case Explodes:
IRS Docs Link McCain’s Office To Tea Party Attacks

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Since announcing his brain cancer was terminal, Arizon Sen. John McCain has continued to make headlines, but not due to his medical status. Instead, it has been one controversy after another revolving around him, and now one more had been added to the list.

This one is based in his dislike not for Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, but of the tea party.

McCain has never really endeared himself to conservatives, and he made his feeling public about the tea party movement at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor in 2015, according to a Yahoo report.

“I think also — I probably shouldn’t say this — but some of (the tea party) appeals to the bad angels of our nature rather than the better angels of our nature,” McCain said.

This attitude ties into the latest scandal swirling around McCain.

One of a number of scandals that plagued President Barack Obama and his administration involved the IRS targeting tea party groups after 2010. It seemed that their tax-exempt status requests were denied or delayed due to intense political partisanship in the agency.

In May 2013, The Washington Post reported that the IRS’s exempt-organizations division director Lois Lerner “let slip” the week prior “that low-level IRS staffers had focused extra scrutiny on conservative groups with words such as ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names.”

In addition, “internal reviews have shown that Lerner knew about the targeting in 2011 — but neither Congress nor the public knew until (2013).” Despite this, Lerner was never prosecuted and was allowed to retire with her taxpayer-funded pension intact.

This did not change, even after House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam, an Illinois Republican, wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In it, they begged him to reopen a probe into the matter, according to Jay Sekulow, chief council for the American Center for Law and Justice, writing in a commentary for Fox News.

When President Donald Trump was sworn into office, some held out hope that the perceived injustices from Obama’s tenure would somehow be made right. However, in September 2017, Trump’s administration had already preemptively declined to pursue criminal charges against Lerner “based on the available evidence,” according to Fox News.

But more has since been uncovered about the scandal. Government watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained and released “internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”

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JW President @TomFitton: Much of what you know about the IRS scandal is thanks to JW... Our new docs show the scandal is bipartisan in nature. A McCain staffer suggested Lois Lerner audit all of the 501(c)(4) groups in a way that'd be financially ruinous.

Meeting notes from April 30, 2013, involving Kerner, Lerner, “and other high-ranking IRS officials” were obtained by JW. With the meeting taking place only 10 days before the IRS scandal exploded into the public view, they are particularly incriminating against Kerner and Lerner:

“Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time.”

“Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely.”

“Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints.”

“Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.”

Thus far, there is no evidence that McCain knew about or directed Kerner to take such action. It is plausible that Kerner, knowing of McCain’s dislike of the tea party, opted to be a proactive and loyal staffer by urging the IRS to take action against the groups.

But McCain’s personality does little to keep him far removed from the scandal and tongues are wagging with speculation as to his involvement. Regardless, McCain’s frosty relationship with President Donald Trump has not made the Arizona senator many fans among Trump supporters.

New suspicions about him betraying the tea party won’t help matters at all.

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Chelsea Handler Says Fox Doesn’t Work With
Black People, Obviously Doesn’t Watch Network

Humor is supposed to be based on truth. After all, the reason we laugh at a joke or scenario is because it triggers a feeling of recognition about reality, especially if it’s presented in an unexpected way.

It doesn’t look like “comedian” Chelsea Handler has a very firm grasp on truth or reality, however.

After a production error during a Fox News broadcast was called out by users on Twitter, the raunchy and sex-obsessed Handler tried to bash the network … but ended up showing off her ignorance instead.

“Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle,” the comedian and television host posted on Twitter Thursday evening.

That part was true enough: Fox admitted that they made a mistake on a background slide during a tribute to the late soul singer, and accidentally showed a faded photo of LaBelle. The main image still showed Franklin, who passed away on Thursday in Detroit.

Broadcast television is complex, which you would think Handler understands after being involved in TV for many years. Honest mistakes happen on every network. But no: In Handler’s alternate reality, the only explanation for the mistake was racism.

“It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any,” she declared.

Chelsea Handler  @chelseahandler

Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle. It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any.

Was she trying to be bitter or funny? It was hard to tell, but either way, that statement shows just how isolated the Hollywood left is from reality.

If she really believes that Fox has “never worked with any” black people, maybe she should try an experiment: Actually watch the channel for a minute.

She would probably tune in to the face of Harris Faulkner, the enthusiastic and Emmy-winning host of “Outnumbered,” which airs every single weekday.

Or, maybe she could get a clue from Deneen Borelli, another well-known face of Fox News for nearly a decade. How about the venerable Juan Williams, co-host of “The Five” and a “Fox News Sunday” regular for over 20 years?

Nah. They apparently don’t count, because Handler would rather live in an alternate reality of ignorance than admit she was the one making racial assumptions.

We’re not finished! Moving on to frequent guest contributors to Fox News, how about Candace Owens? Brandon Tatum? Ben Carson? Larry Elder? All of these smart individuals are familiar faces at Fox, and all are — look closely! — African American.

That’s saying nothing of the behind-the-scenes staff at Fox, a good number of whom are of course black. In fact, it’s completely possible the photo mix-up was accidentally made by a black employee. Handler openly assumed the race of the staff members who made the error, while knowing nothing.

Once again, the left has tipped their hand and revealed just how elitist and out of touch they are.

Handler has likely never turned on Fox News in her life, yet she thinks she’s an expert on it. She eagerly diminishes and waves away the contributions of black Americans to one of the most popular news stations in the nation, while lecturing others about race.

This type of attitude implies that only “liberal approved” black voices count. If they don’t parrot a 43-year-old white comedian’s politics, they’re invisible to her.

That arrogant view, and not an honest editing mistake, is perhaps the real outrage here … and it’s exactly why so many black voters are walking away from the left.

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