Wednesday June 8, 2016
The Washington Examiner has the details from the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who said the reason Republican base voters have unrealistic expectations is because of talk radio. And when politicians say talk radio, that usually means Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck and other conservative talkers. McConnell also said talk radio may have contributed to Donald Trump’s win in the party’s presidential primary.
While some talk radio hosts, such as Glenn Beck and others, have been dead set against Donald Trump, others such as Rush Limbaugh have not endorsed any candidate. That has been taken by some as a tacit endorsement of the long-time businessman, especially when there were other staunch conservatives in the field before Trump won the nomination and those conservative talkers did not come right out and support them, such as Ted Cruz.
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Talk radio may have been a contributor, but I think the main reason for the rise of Donald Trump as a political force has to be the Obama regime and its widespread and outright corruption. Eight years of an illegal occupier in the White House who did whatever he wanted at the expense and the overall detriment of American society is eight years too long.
Oh give it a break TVGuy. Obama an “illegal occupier”? Sounds like Birther talk. Sorry to tell you he was born in Honolulu. Even the state’s Republican governor confirmed that fact a few years ago. I can only wonder TVGuy if you were moved to accuse Ted Cruz, an actual foreign-born candidate, of being ineligible? Did you accept Teddy’s rationale that he was a natural born citizen because he was born in Calgary to an American mother? A lot of constitutional experts accepted his explanation. So even if Obama was born outside the US and its territories (which he wasn’t), why would that circumstance be any different than Cruz? After all, Obama’s mom was an American.
As to who’s to blame for Trump, try the cable tv networks–particularly CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. They gave The Donald an estimated $2 billion in free airtime to phone in his rambling thoughts and covered vast segments of his repetitious stump speeches. They’ve got a lot to answer for.
Just to clarify: beaucoup criticism can be hurled at President O and his Administration. Stiffing bond holders in the GM bailout, focusing on healthcare instead of economic growth in the first two years (when the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress), the Middle Eastern mess, underestimating Putin’s Russia, letting bankers off the hook for their likely criminal actions that caused the 2008 financial collapse…I could go on.
By all means, throw brickbats at Obama for his political failings and ideology. By most accounts, he’s a fine man with a great family and, as noted in my first posting, a legitimate, twice-elected President.
Wow TV I shudder to think the number of rolls of tinfoil you’ve gone through the past 8 years. Better stock up and get more cause it ain’t over yet?
Who’s to thank for Trump, the slightly misleading headline should read: shaking up the establishment is always good. Anyway, us Canadians are not qualified to ponder these issues; we ran crying from the scary conservative and re-installed the House of Trudeau.
“Oh give it a break TVGuy. Obama an “illegal occupier”? Sounds like Birther talk. Sorry to tell you he was born in Honolulu.”
Then how do you explain Obama’s handlers going out of their way to hide everything known about him pre-2007 (including his birth and educational records – nobody even remembers him from Columbia University, where he claims to have gone) and fabricating a more convenient history (including being issued a Social Security number produced in Connecticut, where he never lived) for him prior to him officially announcing his plans to run for President in 2007? And how do you explain this, from his 1991 promotional brochure: “Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.”
On top of that, there are not only no public monuments to Obama’s birth at any Honolulu hospital, none of them even claim to be where he was born – and neither has he ever issued a legitimate birth certificate, even when legally pressed to do so by various courts, nor have any birth certificates for his daughters ever been found. His own family in Kenya even confirms that Obama was born there (as did a story by the Associated Press from 2004, “Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate” – Google it and see). He, the Democrats and their mainstream media cheerleaders know if the truth had been known, he would’ve been disqualified from even running for the Presidency, never mind holding the office, due to Article II, Section 1 of the US Constitution – and such a revelation would lead to the demise of the Democrats as a political entity, which they know would happen and which they don’t want.
“Even the state’s Republican governor confirmed that fact a few years ago.”
Likely either under coercion or due to bribery, which would make him a RINO.
“So even if Obama was born outside the US and its territories (which he wasn’t), why would that circumstance be any different than Cruz? After all, Obama’s mom was an American.”
But citizenship is passed down through the father – and because Obama’s father was a Kenyan native, as well as a British subject, at the time of Obama’s birth, that right there disqualifies Obama from the Presidency.
“By most accounts, he’s a fine man with a great family and, as noted in my first posting, a legitimate, twice-elected President.”
Vote fraud. Voter intimidation by Obama’s supporters (i.e. the New Black Panthers). Lack of vetting of Obama by both Congress and the media. Covering up of his real pre-2007 history and fabrication of a different one to do and end-run around the Constitution and enable him to run for President. All that can only mean one thing – that Obama was never legitimately elected either time and that America has had no legitimate government since January 20, 2009.
“Wow TV I shudder to think the number of rolls of tinfoil you’ve gone through the past 8 years. ”
Which is exactly what can be said about liberals concerning Donald Trump since his announcement to run for President. They must have plenty to be afraid of because his messages are effective and he’s become increasingly popular with the public, which is why the Democrats and their media stooges are going all-out to try (unsuccessfully, I might add) to smear him and his reputation.
I have to admit that some of the stuff that appears hidden about Obama is strange but I think what it is is that in his dopey days he got into some of these institutions through their affirmative action programs and he doesn’t want to let that out in fear for his legacy after he goes.
I do agree with Rocker that Obama and Hillary’s handling of the Middle East is neck and neck with George W’s shenanigans with Iraq (8 years ago you would have thought that couldn’t be replicated). From gift wrapping the creation of ISIS for the world in hopes they would go after Assad to the disaster they created in Libya Hillary was probably one of the worst in international relationships. The dems would do better to dig up some last minute dirt and turf her and replace with someone like Biden.
@TV. ..Popularity of The Great Orange One? You gotta turn off Rush and Faux News for awhile. I am willing to bet you are an angry old white guy so your outlook is understandable but let’s meet back here November 9th.
BLT – Thanks for proving me right about what I said about liberals and their frequent displays of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Any time his name gets mentioned, it’s as if they go right off the rails and lose what little grasp on reality they have – liberal college students and their demands for “safe spaces” every time they hear Trump’s name prove it.
“I am willing to bet you are an angry old white guy so your outlook is understandable …”.
“You gotta turn off Rush and Faux News …”.
People that post discriminatory guesswork like this on PSR, compromise their credibility.
Hillary is a Liar. She lies and lies and lies
If you watch these 13 minutes of her quotes coming out of her mouth!
I know this is clip has NOT been on mainstream news. WHY?
My (hopefully) final thoughts. It’s a sign of the polarization in America that supporters of the party out of the White House suffer derangement syndrome (DS) for the sitting president. So we’ve had Clinton DS, Bush DS and now Obama DS. Late in his second term, Obama –like Dubya before him–even sparks predictions that he’ll impose martial law, cancel the November election to serve a third term. What rubbish.
I agree with Mark that Obama likely kept his college records sealed due to benefitting from affirmative action and/or getting reprimanded for drug use. Or, here’s an outlier–maybe the CIA had recruited him and was picking up the tuition tab.
As for TVGuy’s lengthy Birther “proofs”, wouldn’t Hillary Clinton and her ruthless campaign researchers have revealed all that and more in order to eliminate the surging Obama in the 2008 primaries? Just wait until her team starts digging up new dirt on Trump.
Further Birther refutations: Back when Barack was born in Hawaii, it was the hospitals and not the parents that wrote and sent birth notices to the daily newspaper for publication. Plus the doctor who delivered him reportedly told friends later that day (probably while sipping Mai Tais) that the infant had the oddest name–Barack Hussein Obama.
Even if Obama was born in Kenya (again, he was not) and was deemed a Kenyan citizen by paternity, it’s maternity that determines US natural born citizenship, according to Canadian-born Ted Cruz and his constitutional experts. Ann Dunham was an American citizen when she bore Barack, regardless of where the birth took place (again, it was Honolulu).
It’s too bad Trump didn’t launch a suit against Ted Cruz for the courts to determine eligibility to be president. Similar lawsuits against Obama, after he was elected, were thrown out by judges who ruled that petitioners had no standing. Trump, as a bona fide rival presidential candidate would likely have been granted standing.
It’s something that should be figured out. Heck, here in Canada there’s nothing to prevent a foreign-born Canadian citizen winning a party leadership and possibly becoming prime minister.
What would be the big deal in the US if German-born, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger or Vancouver-born, former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm were able to run for the highest office? Merit and citizenship, not birthplace, should be the determinant.
Ahem, Arnie is Austrian-born. My bad.
Quit trashing Obama’s accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:
1. First President to be photographed smoking a joint.
2. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
3. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
4. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
5. First President to violate the War Powers Act.
6. First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
7. First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
8. First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.
9. First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
10. First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
11. First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
12. First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
13. First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.
14. First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
15. First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.
16. First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
17. First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
18. First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
19. First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
20. First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
21. First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
22. First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).
23. First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
24. First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
25. First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.
26. First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his five years in office.
27. First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.
28. First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
29. First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.
30. First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.
31. First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
32. First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
33. First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.
34. First President to repeat the Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
35. First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).
36. First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”
37. Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.
I feel much better now. I had been under the impression he hadn’t been doing ANYTHING… Such an accomplished individual… in the eyes of the ignorant maybe.!.
Believing what you want to about Barack Obama just because the Democrats and the mainstream media (both of which are routinely known to lie as well as twist news stories to their benefit) tell you to does not make any of what they say true. Likewise, referring to anyone who has doubts about Obama’s origins and his pre-2007 history as “birthers”, strictly as a means of mockery and ridicule (a la Alinsky), only makes the mockers look foolish.
“Even if Obama was born in Kenya (again, he was not) and was deemed a Kenyan citizen by paternity, it’s maternity that determines US natural born citizenship”
One, I’ll take the word of Obama’s family over yours any day concerning where he was born; and two, nowhere in the Constitution does it say anything about US citizenship being determined by maternity. If one parent is a US citizen but the other is not (as the case is with Obama), that means the offspring is not a natural-born citizen, regardless of how you or other liberals try to spin it for their benefit.
This was even said by Swiss philosopher Emmerich de Vatell once: “As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights… I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.”
Hence, since Obama’s father was not, and never was, an American citizen, that means Obama is not a natural-born citizen and thus was never legally qualified to run for or hold the office of POTUS according to the Constitution.
So TVGuy, can I safely assume that you were vigorously accusing Ted Cruz of being ineligible for the presidency? If not, why not? If so, please direct us to the online comments or radio talk shows where you expended the effort.
I ask only because you so far have not addressed my use of Cruz and his supporters arguments that he is qualified due to maternal citizenship. Remember, Ted has only suspended his campaign and could still be back in action if GOP leaders fiddle with convention rules to unbind delegates for the first ballot.
An awful lot of conservatives who bought into the Obama-born-abroad story are remarkably quiet about Cruz who definitely was foreign born. For all his vulgarity and flaws, at least Trump is consistent enough to make Cruz’s eligibility a campaign issue. As for those other birthers who’ve remained silent: Gee, could it be that Ted is a very Caucasian looking Hispanic while Obama is half black? Just asking.
For those in the dark, Ted Cruz was born in Calgary to an American mother and a Cuban father. The dad had briefly lived in the US before marrying. The newlyweds moved to Alberta so that Papa Cruz could earn better money in the oil industry.
If one believes, as so many birthers do, that Barack Obama was born to an American mother and a Kenyan father outside of the US, then they ought to be equally opinionated about Ted Cruz since both men had American-citizen mothers. I can’t recall hearing any of the Obama birthers (such as prominent sots like Jerome Corsi) ever call out Cruz as ineligible. That makes me suspect some closet racism going on.
@Rocker Rich /
[…] such as prominent sots like Jerome Corsi […]
Citing the definition of “sot”…
Could you please provide citations as to your allegation that Jerome Corsi is a “prominent sot”?
Just ‘fact checking’ 🙂
“An awful lot of conservatives who bought into the Obama-born-abroad story are remarkably quiet about Cruz who definitely was foreign born.”
Already been dealt with, so let it go. There’s also nothing to “buy into” regarding Obama’s origins and his cover up of such because it happens to be the truth, but like all liberals, you hate the truth and choose to ignore it because it doesn’t fit your narrative about Obama.
“If one believes, as so many birthers do, that Barack Obama was born to an American mother and a Kenyan father outside of the US, then they ought to be equally opinionated about Ted Cruz since both men had American-citizen mothers. I can’t recall hearing any of the Obama birthers (such as prominent sots like Jerome Corsi) ever call out Cruz as ineligible. That makes me suspect some closet racism going on.”
Yeah, and it’s coming from you, if you’re trying to read “racism” where there is none and play the “race card” (which is typical of liberals to do). This has nothing to do with race and everything to do with Obama’s suspect “eligibility” due to his covering up of his origins with the help of his Democrat handlers and an all-too-willing mainstream media.