Dead Cats: Press’d, 01/12/17, (25)13: James Brody

CONTENTS:

McCABE – Senate repeals Obamacare; PFEIFFER – Syrian immigrants; GILLESPIE – Troops into Europe; BENEDETTO – He won’t go away; HANNITY – Fake news; RUSHBO –Citizen McCain.

NOTES: WILLIAMS – Bamster’s last lament.

Neil McCabe, BigGovt: “Vote-a-Rama Ends with Senate Passing Obamacare Repeal”

“The Senate is already rolling back President Barack Obama’s legacy.

“It passed the continuing resolution, S. Con.Res. 3, that tears away the fees, taxes and subsidies from the 201o Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act, Obamacare, shortly after 1:25 Thursday morning, 51-to-48.

“All Republicans, except for Sen. Rand Paul (R.-KY), voted for the resolution. Paul criticized the budget resolution for not addressing the federal debt and for not having a companion replacement bill. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-CA), who is recovering from a scheduled medical procedure was absent from the chamber.

“As senators waited for their names to be called by the clerk, Paul approached the clerk’s desk from side and whispered: ‘No.’ . . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/12/vote-rama-senators-corker-portman-withdraw-amendment-set-derail-rapid-obamacare-repeal/

Alex Pfeiffer (Pam Geller), Daily Caller: “EXCLUSIVE: Immigration Official Okays Syrian Immigrants with Fake Passports [VIDEO]”

“An undercover video exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller Tuesday claims to show an immigration official in New York giving advice on how illegal Syrian immigrants can receive asylum with fake passports.

Laura Loomer, an undercover activist for Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), visited a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office Jan. 6 in Port Chester, N.Y. Loomer told an employee who AFDI identified as ‘Sergio’ that she knows a family from Syria who is afraid to come into the office because they are in the country illegally. She said that she wants to make sure the family is ‘integrated’ and has ‘immigration services.’

“‘The issue with them is that they have fake passports,’ Loomer says in the video.  The man identified as Sergio responded, ‘We waive sometimes the passports or whatever because they are unable to provide that documentation.’”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/10/exclusive-immigration-official-okays-syrian-immigrants-with-fake-passports-video/#ixzz4VNckDKMo

Tom Gillespie, The Sun: “READY FOR WAR -US Army moves 2,500 tanks, trucks and military vehicles into Europe in the biggest troop transfer since the Cold War”

“Troops arrive to respond to Russian aggression in the region after annexation of Crimea in 2014

“THOUSANDS of heavily armoured US military vehicles have arrived in Germany to respond to Russian aggression in Europe.

The military brigade of 3,500 troops is the largest to be deployed to the continent since the end of the Cold War.

“More than 2,500 military vehicles make up the US Army’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team which arrived at a port in Bremerhaven, northern Germany on Saturday, UPI reports.

“Two convoys of 20 vehicles were pictured leaving Brueck near Lehnin in Germany today heading to Poland.

“They spent the night 80km from Berlin.

“Troops will also deployed to Romania, Bulgaria and across the Baltics. . .”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2590015/us-army-moves-2500-tanks-trucks-and-military-vehicles-into-europe-in-the-biggest-troop-transfer-since-the-cold-war/

Richard Benedetto, WSJ: “How Can We Miss a President Who Won’t Go Away?”

“Obama plans to stay in Washington. The capital city’s namesake took a different approach.

“George Washington put it this way in his 1796 Farewell Address: “Not unconscious in the outset of the inferiority of my qualifications . . . every day the increasing weight of years admonishes me more and more that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome.”

“Mr. Obama is different. If the Constitution allowed it, he most certainly would have sought a third term. In a year-end interview with his former aide David Axelrod, the president said he thought he would have beaten Donald Trump. At the top of his Tuesday farewell speech, the audience chanted “Four more years! Four more years!” His response: “I can’t do that”—not eight is enough. Almost an hour later, near the end of his soliloquy, Mr. Obama declared: “I won’t stop. In fact, I will be right there with you, as a citizen, for all my remaining days.”

“If Mr. Obama is not at peace, his worries are well-founded. The achievement he considers most important, ObamaCare, is likely to be dismantled by a Republican-led Congress that never voted for it and has no stake in it, with the consent of a new president who has already signaled he’ll make some changes right away through executive action.

“Mr. Obama also fears his aggressive climate-change policies are in danger. His education reforms, trade and defense policies, nuclear pact with Iran, and management of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria—or lack thereof—are all about to face severe scrutiny and serious revision.

“So while the explanation for his staying in Washington is Sasha’s schooling, the real reason is probably to fight for the preservation of his legacy. . .”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-can-we-miss-a-president-who-wont-go-away-1484163063

Hannity, 01/11/17 – Fake News

“. . . 5:05 PM ET – Michael Cohen, Executive Vice President and Special Counsel To Donald J. Trump, is here to address the attacks on his character and relationship with Russia, fake news willingly published by BuzzFeed. President elect Trump addressed this attack on Mr. Cohen at his press conference today.
“Trump dismissed the report on Twitter and at the top of his news conference as ‘fake news,’ before elaborating in remarks characterized at the top of this report.
“The Russian government on Wednesday called the BuzzFeed report published Tuesday night a ‘total hoax’ and ‘pulp fiction.’
“BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith on Tuesday evening tweeted an email he had sent to this staff.
“It read in part: “As we noted in our story, there is serious reason to doubt the allegations. We have been chasing specific claims in this document for weeks, and will continue to.” (H/T CNBC) . . .”

http://www.hannity.com/articles/shows-472046/radio-show-recap-jan-11-15460738/

Rushbo: Citizen McCain

“RUSH:  Hey, Cookie!  Go get McCain from CNN just now.  They just played a loop of McCain.  He was at Capitol Hill. They looped it two or three times.  It’s amazing.  I don’t know why they did it.  But, anyway, it’s McCain surrounded by cameras and microphones. (impression) “I did what any good — good citizen would do.  I — I — I came cross the report and — and I — I — I said, ‘Wow.’ I said, ‘Look at this!’ I said, ‘I don’t know if it’s true, but the FBI should see this.’ So I — I turned it over. I turned it over to the FBI.”  Did you believe what’s in it?

“I — I — I don’t know. There — there’s… I don’t know. I did what any citizen would do!  I got the report, I saw it, and I said, ‘Wow!’ I said, ‘I’ve got to turn it over the FBI.’  That’s what any good citizen would do.”  Well, what about the evidence?  “I don’t know.  When I saw it, I said, ‘Wow!’ I said, ‘This needs to go to some agency!’ So I found the proper agency. I did what any good citizen would do. I gave it to the FBI.”  What a crock!  And they looped that! (interruption)  I know, “What do we need the sound bite for?” I know.  (laughing)  But the sound bite will back me up.  I mean… (interruption)

“No, he won’t get any repercussions ’cause he’s an approved, accepted member of the establishment. He accepted his loss for the presidency with dignity. He’s officially, you know, been defeated. He’s a nonentity. He does what the establishment wants; he’s a member in good standing. He’ll be fine.  But they’re all running for cover.  I mean, they’re all… CNN has a panel of like eight people to talk about this now.  It’s ridiculous.  I mean, everybody is in CYA mode.  “I did what any good citizen would do.  I got this report that says a guy urinated…

“‘Well, he hired a prostitute to urinate! Gosh, I wish I’d been there to see that, you know what I mean? But I didn’t.’ Did you think it’s true?  ‘I have no idea if it’s true.  I said, ‘This is something the FBI needs to see.’ So I put my good citizen cap on and I called the FBI! I called Comey and I said, ‘Look at this! We — we — we gotta get this.’  Actually, I didn’t say that. I wanted to say that, but I didn’t say that. I said, ‘I have to give this to the FBI!’ I was just being a good citizen,” and they loop it three or four times. Ahhhh, folks. It’s just…  Some days it’s just too much fun.  That’s why I say more fun than a human being (chuckles) should be allowed to have.

RUSH: Here’s the McCain sound bite.  We’ll see how I did.  I just heard about 20 seconds of it, but we now have 47 seconds, John McCain on Capitol Hill today speaking to the press about the fake news story that he helped spread about Trump and the Russians. . .”

NOTES:

Kevin Williamson, NRO: “Obama’s Last Lament”

“In a big, complex society such as ours, the major features of public life have two main components: There are formal legal arrangements and there are institutions, and the former is not very useful without the latter — that means, for instance, that it isn’t enough to have the First Amendment, you have to have the New York Times, too, or at least something doing the job of the New York Times, which the New York Times itself often fails to do.
“President Barack Obama, in his farewell address, struggled clumsily toward that as he shared his concerns that too much Fox News and too many fever-dream Facebook memes are undermining our “common baseline of fact.” He is a lawyer and a politician and, in spite of his reputation, not an especially thoughtful man, so it is unsurprising that he could not quite put his finger on what he was trying to say. Have no fear: It was his last address as president, but I would bet a testicle that he’ll average more speeches per annum in retirement than he did even as a logorrheic president of these United States.
“President Barack Obama, in his farewell address, struggled clumsily toward that as he shared his concerns that too much Fox News and too many fever-dream Facebook memes are undermining our “common baseline of fact.” He is a lawyer and a politician and, in spite of his reputation, not an especially thoughtful man, so it is unsurprising that he could not quite put his finger on what he was trying to say. Have no fear: It was his last address as president, but I would bet a testicle that he’ll average more speeches per annum in retirement than he did even as a logorrheic president of these United States.
“If President Obama does not understand why our institutions and the common ground they once represented are in a shambles, he need not look very far for an explanation: He is a man of the Left, and the Left corrupts every institution it touches: the news media, the educational and academic institutions, the cultural institutions, professional organizations, government bureaucracies, everything from National Geographic to the English department at the University of Texas. This is not a case of “both sides do it” or an instance of a conservative polemicist simply fitting his political opponents for black hats. If you want to understand why Americans have so little faith in institutions that were once granite pillars of respectability, you must understand the Left’s coopting of them. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/443784/obama-last-speech-media-distrust

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About jamesbrody

Psychologist, photographer, biker, and writer posing as a political activist.
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