We know this but they are saying it, they are
telling us with impunity.
They want a civil war or surrender.
Below is an alarming article.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS: ANTI-TRUMP
‘RESISTANCE’ LEADERS SAY THEY WANT TO MAKE AMERICA ‘UNGOVERNABLE’
By Peter Hasson
Behind the mass protests,
choreographed chants and acts of violence, leaders of anti-Trump “resistance”
efforts are communicating the same simple but dark message: they want to make
America “ungovernable” for the president of the United States.
These protesters say they will do
whatever it takes to keep Trump from enacting his agenda, and many of them have
shown a willingness to destroy public property, assault law enforcement
officers and inflict violence upon their fellow citizens.
In the days and weeks leading up to the inauguration,
DisruptJ20 publicly advertised an invitation to “Join us in refusing to
normalize Trump’s presidency, smashing his facade of legitimacy.”
DisruptJ20 advocates using “direct action” tactics,
which the group describes as taking “collective action to make social change
without giving power over to an authority or middle person.”
“We don’t ask permission or put
our faith in electoral politics, instead, we use our bodies to stop the smooth
operation of the system we oppose,” the group’s website states, citing Black Lives Matter’s
efforts to shut down highways as an example of the kind of disruption they have
in mind. The group is open about its aim to become “an ungovernable force
A website called Ungovernable 2017
helped coordinate DisruptJ20’s DC efforts with anti-Trump protests around the
country. Some groups endorsed a pledge to never give Trump the “chance to
resist, we will create new governing institutions, new economic
relationships, and new ways of being human,” the pledge
The pledge was endorsed by a
number of left-wing figures including: the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement,
a black nationalist organization with chapters in eight cities across the
country; activist and 2008 Green Party vice presidential nominee Rosa Clemente; and Lamis Deek,
lawyer and a New York board member for the Council on American Islamic Relations
Mass demonstrations against
Trump have continued around the country in the weeks since his
inauguration. Over a week ago featured an activist calling for murder over a
megaphone. The activist, reportedly associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, said that
protesters “need to start killing people” and “start killing the White House.”
Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor at pro-Trump website
Breitbart, was forced to cancel a speech at UC Berkeley last week after mobs of
protesters started fires, assaulted bystanders and pepper sprayed
suspected Trump supporters as part of an organized effort to shut down the speech.
Those protests were spear-headed
by a national group calling themselves Refuse Fascism. The group is open about
its apparent alliance with Princeton professor and DNC platform
committee member Cornel West, who is listed as one of Refuse Fascism’s
“initiators.” A spokesperson for West did not return a request for comment.
Video posted to Refuse Fascism’s Facebook page
last week features one of the group’s leaders whipping a throng of protesters
into a frenzy with calls of revolution. “We need to make this country
ungovernable,” she declares. “We need to do what the German people should
have done when Hitler was elected.”
Far-left activist group Occupy
Oakland also took part in last week’s Berkeley riots. The group, a local
spinoff from the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests, declared victory after
Milo’s speech was cancelled due to their mob-like tactics. The group circulated
a picture on Twitter of two of its banners from the protest reading, “Become
ungovernable” and “This is war.”
“We won this night. We will control the streets. We
will liberate the land. We will fight fascists. We will dismantle the state,”
Occupy Oakland captioned the photo. “This is war.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into
former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s
efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential
nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.
In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the
committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s
investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the
probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.”
Fired FBI Director James B. Comey
has said publicly that Ms. Lynch tried
to shape the way he talked about the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails,
and he also hinted at other behavior “which I cannot talk about yet” that made
him worried about Ms.
Lynch’s ability to make impartial decisions.
Mr. Comey said
that was one reason why he took it upon himself to buck Justice Department
tradition and reveal his findings about Mrs. Clinton last year.
The probe into Ms. Lynch comes
as the Judiciary Committee is already looking at President Trump’s firing of Mr. Comey.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the committee, said
the investigation is bipartisan. The letter to Ms. Lynch is
signed by ranking Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and also by Sens. Lindsey
Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse, the chairman and ranking member of the key
Letters also went to Clinton campaign staffer Amanda
Renteria and Leonard Benardo and Gail Scovell at the Open Society Foundations.
Mr. Benardo was reportedly on an email chain from the then-head of the
Democratic National Committee suggesting Ms. Lynch had
given assurances to Ms. Renteria, the campaign staffer, that the Clinton probe
wouldn’t “go too far.”
At a Senate hearing earlier this month, Mr. Comey told
lawmakers that Ms.
Lynch had attempted to change the way the FBI described its probe of Mrs.
Clinton’s use of a private email server. The change appeared to dovetail with
how Mrs. Clinton’s supporters were characterizing the probe.
“At one point, [Ms. Lynch]
directed me not to call it an ‘investigation’ but instead to call it a
‘matter,’ which confused me and concerned me,” Mr. Comey said
during his June 8 testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
“That was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude I have to step
away from the department if we are to close this case credibly.”
Acknowledging that he didn’t
know whether it was intentional, Mr. Comey said Ms. Lynch’s
request “gave the impression the attorney general was looking to align the way
we talked about our investigation with the way a political campaign was
describing the same activity.”
Mr. Comey said
the language suggested by Ms. Lynch was
troublesome because it closely mirrored what the Clinton campaign was using.
Despite his discomfort, Mr. Comey said,
he agreed to Ms.
Appearing at the
Glastonbury Music Festival Thursday evening, Johnny Depp asked
the audience, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"
Depp was apparently
alluding to the assassination of President Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth
in Ford’s Theatre in 1865.
insinuating anything,” he added, “by the way this will be in the press and it
will be horrible.”
As the crowd cheered,
Depp said: "I want to clarify I'm not an actor, I lie for a living.
However, it’s been awhile and maybe it’s time.”
Depp introduced the
topic by saying he thinks "Trump needs help," saying, "there are
a lot of dark places he could go."
The Secret Service said
in a statement that they were "aware of the comment in question. For
security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means
and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities.”
Depp has never been a
fan of Trump and called
him a “brat” at an appearance last year.
created about him in the sense of bullydom. But what he is, I believe, is a
brat," Depp said at the time, discussing his role portraying Trump in a
Funny or Die movie.
Depp said in another interview last year that “if Donald Trump
is elected president of the United States, in a kind of historical way it’s
exciting because we will see the actual last president of the United States, it
just won’t work after that.”
The assassination joke
comes at a particularly sensitive time following a gunman's targeting of GOP
lawmakers at a Congressional baseball practice that seriously injured Rep.
Steve Scalise (R-LA) who is still recovering in the hospital.
Celebrities seems to
think threats on the president’s life are edgy and cool, judging by Kathy
Griffin’s recent video
depicting Trump’s severed head, which she later apologized for, and singer
Moby’s recent music video
in which a cartoon Trump is blown up.
Yes, it’s clear Russia (with
Vladimir Putin’s full approval) orchestrated cyberattacks designed to influence
the 2016 contest, and also pushed fake news.
But the hack, and release via
WikiLeaks, etc., of Democratic emails produced nothing game-changing.
The biggest impact was to confirm the obvious: The Democratic National
Committee favored Hillary Clinton from the start.
And fake news mainly feeds people’s
existing prejudices — which serves Putin’s goal of undermining our democracy,
but fails to flip votes from one party to the other.
Johnson also made it plain that
Democrats didn’t take the problem too seriously: “The FBI and the DNC had been
in contact with each other months before about the intrusion, and the DNC did
not feel it needed DHS’s assistance at that time.”
Johnson also explained why the Obama
administration kept quiet on the threat. The White House, he recalled, argued
that a public admission of possible Russian interference might be seen as an
effort to influence the election — particularly since Donald Trump was
warning “the election was going to be rigged.”
That is: Because Obama was fervently
campaigning for Clinton, the White House figured that raising alarms about
Russian interference would seem mere electioneering.
Was it more worried that this would
undermine faith in the election, or just that it would help Trump? Note that
Team Obama vetoed then-FBI Director James Comey’s plan to publish a late-summer
op-ed warning of Russia’s efforts to interfere — which would’ve been the least
political-seeming way to get the message out.
Also that when Team Obama finally
did go public on the threat, it was after that “Access Hollywood” tape seemed
to spell disaster for Trump.
And that the administration didn’t
take action until after Election Day, when it slapped Moscow with new sanctions
— putting the question of Russian interference on Page One only after Trump had
It’s good that the hysteria has
finally died down, but too bad Team Obama’s handling of it all helped produce
so much misdirected hysteria in the first place.
Majority Leader Mitch
McConnell officially revealed the Senate's version of the American Healthcare
Act Thursday morning, better known as the Obamacare repeal bill passed by the
"In the many years
since Obamacare was imposed on the American people, it has continued to hurt
the people we represent — over, and over, and over again. Higher costs. Fewer
choices. Pain and heartbreak for the middle class. We’ve watched Obamacare
unravel before our very eyes with each passing year. Now it teeters on the edge
of collapse, and we face a choice — allow the unsustainable Obamacare status
quo to continue hurting more Americans, or take action to finally move
forward," McConnell said during a speech on the Senate floor. "More
Americans are going to get hurt unless we do something."
Here's what we know so
far, according to McConnell:
-Repeals the Obamacare
-Repeals the Obamacare
affordability of health insurance
Obamacare taxes, including the medical device tax
-Expands tax free health
-Deploys tax credits to
make coverage more affordable
-Shifts power from
Washington D.C. to the states
-Stabilizes the health
insurance market with a $15 billion, four year fund
-Transitions away from
Obamacare entirely, but not right away
-Protects coverage of
-Allows parents to keep
their children on their health insurance until they are 26-years-old
The legislation has not
been scored by the Congressional Budget Office, but an estimated cost of the
bill is expected Friday or Monday. It is being classified as a "discussion
draft" and is open for changes and amendments.
The bill is 142 pages
long. The Obamacare bill, also known as the Affordable Care Act, is 2300 pages
with 20,000 additional pages of regulations.
Democrat complaints that they haven’t been included in
the negotiations on replacing Obamacare should be seen as purely efforts to
score political points and obstruct the process.
Sen. McCaskill was confronted with this fact this
morning when she was reminded that every Senate Democrat signed
a letter to Republicans in early May stating they would refuse to negotiate
with Republicans unless repeal and replace language was dropped. A petty
And remember, Sen. Schumer stated on multiple
occasions that Senate Democrats would not be working with Republicans, saying
at the beginning of the process, “Not a single Democrat is negotiating.”
Sen. McCaskill went on to argue that eliminating the tax
increases in Obamacare is a bad idea saying, “Why do we need to give rich
people a tax break right now to take health care away from Americans? What is
the deal there? Why does the 1 percent -- the 1 percent in this country is
doing great. My family doesn't need a tax cut.”
But, Sen. McCaskill has been called out on her claim that
these tax increases only effected wealthy Americans, when in fact they actually
hurt many income levels. Politifact labeled her similar claims on this issue in
January as “mostly
Finally, Sen. McCaskill’s choice to use her own family as
an example of those who don’t need a tax cut is an interesting one given her long
history of tax avoidance.
SAM STEIN: About a couple months ago, there was some
talk, led primarily by Senator Bill Cassidy about putting together some sort of
compromise legislation that obviously wouldn't give Democrats what they wanted,
but wouldn’t be a full repeal and replace of Obamacare.
And, Democrats made the
conscious decision to not partake in those talks. They said you have to take
repeal and replace fully off the table before we join the table. Was that a
mistake? You might end up with a strictly republican authored bill. You could
have potentially had something that was far more moderate, but you chose not to
SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL (D-MO): Well, I'm not sure that
we would have had something that was far more moderate. Because, there was not
enough Republicans that were interested in avoiding the repeal and replace
reality. So I'm not sure that was a viable alternative.
In Early May, Every Senate Democrat
Signed A Letter To Republican Leaders Stating The Only Way Democrats Would
Negotiate On Health Care Reform Was If Republicans Dropped Repeal Language:
“Senate Democrats On Tuesday [May 9] Sent A
Letter To Republican Leaders Urging Them To Drop Their Efforts To Repeal And
Replace Obamacare And Instead To Work With Them On Drafting Fixes To The
Healthcare Law.” (Robert King and Kimberly Leonard, “Senate
Democrats urge GOP to halt repeal efforts,” Washington
Sen. Chuck Schumer
Declared That Democrats Are Not Working With Republicans On
Healthcare Reform, Saying “Until They [Republicans] Back Off Repeal, There's
Really Nothing We Can Talk About.”
SCHUMER: “We said all along,
we say to this day, get off this repeal. Look, we have made real progress
over the last several years, 20 million people covered who weren't covered,
preexisting conditions taken care of, 21-to-26-year-olds getting coverage. The
list goes on. We said, back off repeal, which would walk back many of
these things incompletely or by degree, and we will work with you to fix
it.” TAPPER: “But what...” SCHUMER: “They still haven't gotten up to the
first stage. Until they back off repeal, there's really nothing we can talk
about.” (CNN’s “The Lead With
Jake Tapper, 5/9/17)
Democrats Have Long Refused To Work
With Republicans On Fixing Obamacare:
Sen. Chuck Schumer Declared In February That
“Not A Single Democrat Is Negotiating” On A Replacement For Obamacare. “‘Not
a single Democrat is negotiating,’ Schumer said on a call organized by MoveOn
and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. ‘We ain’t resting until the move
to repeal the ACA has a dagger through its heart.’” (David Weigel, “Schumer: No
Democrat Is Compromising With GOP On Obamacare Replacement,” The
Washington Post, 1/10/17)
Schumer Has Threatened To Filibuster Any
Repeal Of Obamacare. “Schumer said Democrats would use that same
60-vote threshold to protect Obamacare from President Donald Trump and the
Republicans in Congress who are vowing to dismantle it.” (Ted Barrett,
“Schumer: Democratic Opposition Holding Against Gorsuch, Obamacare Repeal,”CNN,
All House Democrats Voted Against The
Republican Sponsored Healthcare Reform Bill. “Earlier, the
Republican proposal passed the House by a vote of 217 to 213. All 193
Democrats voted against the bill. They were joined by 20 Republicans who voted
‘no.’ The GOP-sponsored bill now goes to the Senate, where approval could prove
more difficult as Republicans hold a slimmer majority in that chamber.”
(Christine Wang, “GOP Either Doesn’t Know The Facts Or Doesn’t Care About
People, Pelosi Says After Health Bill Vote,” CNBC,
Democrats Acted Childishly After The Vote, Chanting At Republicans On The
House Floor. “As giddy Republicans clapped when they
got the necessary 216 votes to pass the bill effectively replacing
Obamacare, members of the Democratic party broke out into: ‘Na Na Hey Hey
Kiss Him Goodbye,’ singing to the conservatives in the room. The song signaled
what many Democrats believe will be a turning point for Republicans -- a
vote that will ultimately lose GOP members votes and end the Republican
majority in the House.” (Miranda Green, “Dems To GOP After AHCA Vote: ‘Hey
Hey Hey, Goodbye,’” CNN,
Former President Obama Urged Democrats To Not
“Rescue” Republicans By Helping Them Pass Replacement Measures.“In
a Capitol Hill pep talk Wednesday, Obama urged Democrats not to ‘rescue’
Republicans by helping them pass replacement measures, according to sources in
the room.” (MJ Lee, “How The Tables Are Turning On ObamaCare,” CNN,