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Presidential Election 2016: What this Election is Really About

l_148007_075532_updates“In the end, this isn’t really about Hillary Clinton. It’s about conservatism, and the fact that it’s resilient enough to survive a single election.”

Heather Wilhelm, National Review

Thus concluded the misguided piece in the National Review— a Hillary win wouldn’t be catastrophic for conservatism, because conservatism can always recoup and go on to win another day.  Are they really so sure?  If Hillary Clinton has another 4 to 8 years to shape the American landscape via the courts, building on the liberal progressive agenda/legacy of the current Administration, conservatism will be in a much more crippled position from which to mount any “comeback”, if it can at all.

Anyway, the election is not primarily about conservatism. It’s about America– the downward, leftist trajectory we’ve been on that many Americans didn’t see coming when they elected Barack Obama, but now recognize and want desperately to stop!

Anyway, the election is not about primarily about conservatism. It’s about America– the downward, leftist trajectory we’ve been on that many Americans didn’t see coming when they elected Barack Obama, but now recognize and want desperately to stop!

This election is about seeing our nation taken over by political correctness run amok, driven by leftist ideology that robs people of freedom of speech because it tolerates no other points of view. It’s about wanting to stay ALIVE and not be murdered by terrorists on our own soil, yet seeing our leadership consistently downplay the reality of Islamic terrorism.  They do so under the tortured logic that if we acknowledge the obvious- that the terrorism which threatens us and the globe is perpetrated by those operating under the Islamic banner– we will automatically spark massive Islamophobia, which will in turn radicalize moderate Muslims and make already radical Muslims terrorize us all the more. Therefore this Administration has for years followed the policy that making nice with such folks is the way to avoid war and avoid provoking more attacks.  It ain’t working. This kind of delusional thinking is what brought us the Iran deal– releasing billions and transferring millions in unmarked cash to a nation unswervingly dedicated to our destruction and sponsoring terrorism around the globe!  Could anyone have conceived just after 9/11 that on the eve of the 15th anniversary of that attack, which resulted in the deaths of over three thousand Americans, that a President of the US would consider it a great legacy to be releasing billions of dollars into the hands of the worlds #1 terrorism sponsor, Iran?  Or that there would follow hundreds more acts of Islamically-motivated terrorism around the globe, yet the worst sin possible would be to connect the dots between Islam and terrorism, because this is “Islamophobic”?  Again, this strange and dangerous thinking leads to risking American lives as we bring in thousands of un-vettable Islamic refugees– better this than being called Islamophobes!

Having elected a black President twice, and in the face of this insanity, Americans still have to put up with being constantly called racist, sexist, xenophobic and homophobic by folks who use these obviously false charges to manipulate, divide and conquer– in other words, as a cynical ploy for votes.  Hypocritically, Democrats denounce as fear-mongering that Republicans simply point out how deep and lousy is the crap-hole we’re in, yet they purposely incite fears in their constituents by misrepresenting the motivations of Donald Trump and his supporters.

So what is this election really about? The survival of conservatism? A lot more.  I believe this election will be a referendum on the past 8 years of division and anti-American sentiment sown by this Administration. It’s about survival. It’s about the desire to regain pride in one’s country; to not be ashamed to stand up and honor the American flag, stand for our national anthem, and honor our true heroes– those who put their lives on the line daily to keep us safe and free.  It’s about recognizing and being grateful for what an amazing, free, compassionate country we have.

What is this election really about?… It’s about survival.  It’s about the desire to regain pride in one’s country; to not be ashamed to stand up and honor the American flag, stand up for our national anthem, and honor our true heroes– those who put their lives on the line daily to keep us safe and free. It’s about recognizing and being grateful for what an amazing, free, compassionate country we have.

Why are millions of immigrants clamoring to come here? Because we offer great freedom and opportunity. But of course this freedom and opportunity didn’t just magically happen. It was built on a system of laws and government shaped by Western, Judeo-Christian values. And while our system is not perfect, the tremendous freedom and prosperity we have enjoyed arose from free market capitalism also tied to our Western system and values. Is it too much to ask that those who enter America to enjoy all our freedom and benefits obey our rules and honor our way of life?

But the nincompoops in charge are deliberately throwing away everything that made our system work, to replace it with failed liberal socialism. They seem to care not a whit about letting in folks who have no intention of assimilation, nor to consider the impact of taxing our already severely overburdened economy with millions who are not going to be paying their fair share if they come in illegally.  We are a nation of immigrants, they proclaim!  Yes, morons, but no one is against immigrants.

Their progressive goals are being pursued on many fronts, as they steadily push their ideology through media, academia, the education system, arts and entertainment.  But it ultimately is about controlling the laws and the courts.  In view of where our country is rapidly headed, stopping Hillary becomes paramount, and this isn’t primarily about whether conservatism remains viable. It is about the survival of our uniqueness as a country. Obama does not see this uniqueness. Neither do the Clintons. Trump sees it and that is why I believe he will win– because Americans see it and moreover, they believe in it.  Trump is not a savior and has personal flaws, but his vision of making America great again is one that resonates.  As for conservatism, if we lose America, our pure conservatism won’t be of much use.

Stopping Hillary becomes paramount, and this isn’t primarily about whether conservatism remains viable. It is about the survival of our uniqueness as a country. Obama does not see this uniqueness. Neither do the Clintons. Trump sees it and that is why I believe he will win– because Americans see it and moreover, they believe in it. Trump is not a savior and has personal flaws, but his vision of making America great again is one that resonates. As for conservatism, if we lose America, our pure conservatism won’t be of much use.

Let’s not let that happen.  Vote for the Trump/Pence ticket in 2016, to stop the progressive machine, and to restore a sense of pride in America.

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Obama Administration and Benghazi: The Lies Continue

The Obama Administration promised that it would get to the bottom of what happened in the attack on the Benghazi consulate on Sept 11, 2012; that it would bring the perpetrators to justice.  Almost a year and a half later, the only times you hear about Benghazi in the media are when new revelations emerge showing what the administration has not told us.  We hear nothing from the Administration on progress it has made in its investigation. Below, in bold, are just some of the lies and misinformation the Administration has told about Benghazi.

We released all emails related to Benghazi
Then why are we seeing new emails now?

The attack in Benghazi originated in a spontaneous video protest by a mob outside the Benghazi diplomatic headquarters

As Guy Benson reports and the evidence has confirmed, the 9/11 attacks were not rooted in an “internet video” … the State Department’s second in command on the ground in Libya called it (the video) a “non event” vis-a-vis the Benghazi raid.  The US government, including Sec. Clinton and CIA Director Petraeus, knew the attack was a coordinated terrorist action almost immediately.

The State Department also knew that there was NO video protest at the Benghazi consulate.

 

Obama called this a terror attack in the Rose Garden speech given immediately after the event

In the Rose Garden speech on Sept 12, 2012 President Obama did use the phrase “act of terror,” however in the following days and weeks he and his Administration coordinated their message to keep connecting the attack to the “spontaneous” video, their narrative strongly implying that the video directly caused the attack, when in fact they DID NOT KNOW whether or not the video was in any way connected to the attack. At the time, Obama was saying that an investigation was under way and they didn’t yet know for sure if it’s terrorism. How then would they know the role that the video did or did not play? Why keep advancing and emphasizing the video narrative if the investigation hadn’t yet taken place to provide corroborating evidence that the attack was connected with the video?

Yet everywhere he appeared and spoke about Benghazi Obama did not say that this was a planned terrorist attack, but kept mentioning its connection with the video.

Obama on Letterman, Sept 18:
LETTERMAN: Now, I don’t understand, um, the ambassador to Libya killed in an attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Is this an act of war? Are we at war now? What happens here?
OBAMA: Here’s what happened. … You had a video that was released by somebody who lives here, sort of a shadowy character who — who made an extremely offensive video directed at — at Mohammed and Islam —
LETTERMAN: Making fun of the Prophet Mohammed.
OBAMA: Making fun of the Prophet Mohammed. And so, this caused great offense in much of the Muslim world. But what also happened, extremists and terrorists used this as an excuse to attack a variety of our embassies, including the one, the consulate in Libya.

Obama on Univision, Sept. 20:
OBAMA: Well, we’re still doing an investigation, and there are going to be different circumstances in different countries. And so I don’t want to speak to something until we have all the information. What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests —
SALINAS: Al-Qaeda?
OBAMA: Well, we don’t know yet. And so we’re going to continue to investigate this. We’ve insisted on and have received so far full cooperation from countries like Egypt and Libya and Tunisia in not only protecting our diplomatic posts, but also to make sure that we discover who, in fact, is trying to take advantage of this.

Tony Bevan writes in his article What the President Said About Benghazi, “Although it’s not clear how strongly he stressed this point within the administration, former CIA Director David Petraeus testified on November 16 that his agency knew early on that an al-Qaeda-affiliated group was behind the attack in Benghazi.”

 

Obama on The View, Sept 25:
BEHAR: OK, I want to talk about Libya for a second because on 9/11 of this past year our embassy was attacked there and we lost four people, including the ambassador, and it was reported that people just went crazy and wild because of this anti-Muslim movie, or anti-Mohammed, I guess, movie. But then I heard Hillary Clinton say it was an act of terrorism. Is it? What do you say?
OBAMA: Well, we’re still doing an investigation. There’s no doubt the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn’t just a mob action. Now, we don’t have all the information yet, and so we’re still gathering it. But what’s clear is that around the world, there are still a lot of threats out there.

Obama at the UN, Sept 25:
And on this we must agree: There is no speech that justifies mindless violence. There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. There’s no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. There’s no slander that provides an excuse for people to burn a restaurant in Lebanon, or destroy a school in Tunis, or cause death and destruction in Pakistan.

Read more: Obama Claims He Called Benghazi an Act of Terrorism

The Big Lie: Obama Did Not Call Libya Attacks Terrorism on Sept 12

The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, on behalf of the Administration, went on five different Sunday nationally televised talk shows to promulgate the narrative about the “spontaneous” nature of the attacks being due to a video. She claimed the attack on the Benghazi consulate evolved from a spontaneous demonstration and was not premeditated.

The quotes above demonstrate that President Obama and his administration most certainly did not categorize Benghazi as terrorism, which by definition is a planned attack, but rather, emphasized the video narrative of a spontaneous protest somehow evolving into a full blown attack. Whatever impact the video had or did not have on those coordinating the attacks on the consulate in Benghazi is still not known. We continue to hear nothing from this Administration regarding the results of their ongoing investigation. What is very clear is that there was NO VIDEO protest at all going on outside the Benghazi consulate; therefore the narrative that a video protest escalated into the full attack on the compound was deliberately misleading. Why would the Administration do this? Political expedience. A spontaneous video protest escalating into a full blown attack plays much better politically than the facts of the real situation in Benghazi: that our government was caught unprepared for this terrorist attack, having ignored repeated warnings about the insecure, volatile, extremely dangerous situation the consulate was under and not providing security adequate to the situation. After the disaster of Benghazi, the Administration went into full clean up mode, not wanting to admit this was a planned terrorist attack that happened on the anniversary of 9/11. With the re-election campaign in full swing it was critical to keep on pretending that “al Qaeda is on the run.”

The more evidence that emerges, the clearer the conclusion seems to be that four Americans died in Benghazi because of the monumental blunders of President Obama and many in his Administration, including then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Our great military resources were not made available while the Benghazi consulate was under siege.  Yesterday, the House Oversight Committee heard its first testimony from a member of the military who was at Africa Command during the time of the Benghazi attack on the U.S consulate. Retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell said the military should have and could have done more to help Americans who were killed in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 (see video above).

In the meantime, while the wait for justice stretches on, our most “transparent” Administration continues to not give straight answers; witness Jay Carney’s latest spin where he provides more non-answers to such questions as why we are seeing new emails on Benghazi now when it was previously claimed that all such emails were provided, and why the Benghazi talking points for Susan Rice were actually not altered not just by one phrase as he claimed, but radically redacted.

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