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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard builds image for bucking party

Gabbard builds image for bucking party / © Greg Nash

The Democratic lawmaker who met with President-elect Donald Trump on Monday is used to bucking her own party. A frequent presence on cable news, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii), 35, has made a name for herself by criticizing the administration and her own party on foreign policy and national security.

She quit her post as a Democratic National Committee vice chair to act as a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the insurgent candidate challenging Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary. She has blasted the Obama administration for refusing to say the words “radical Islam” and voted in favor of requiring FBI background checks for Iraqi and Syrian refugees.

She also declined to back the majority of House Democrats in co-sponsoring a gun control bill this summer, instead backing a compromise bill that others in her party said didn’t go far enough.

Like Trump and Sanders, she is a vocal opponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. On Sunday, she participated in a rally at the Capitol against the agreement.

With that background, it’s no surprise that she’d catch the eye of Trump and his newly appointed White House adviser, Stephen Bannon.

“He loves Tulsi Gabbard. Loves her,” a source familiar with the Trump adviser’s thinking told The Hill. “She gets the foreign policy stuff, the Islamic terrorism stuff.”

Gabbard was not one of the 169 Democrats in the House who signed a letter condemning Bannon’s appointment.

“Let me be clear, I will never allow partisanship to undermine our national security when the lives of countless people lay in the balance,” she said in a statement Monday released after the meeting with Trump. It’s not clear how strong a possibility it is that Gabbard could join a Trump administration.

News reports suggest she could be up for anything from U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to secretary of State.

It’s just as possible that the meeting was a bit of optics for Trump that shows his willingness to meet with a broad spectrum of people. Trump has also met recently with Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee who was a fierce critic during this year’s campaign.

“It does show a willingness to reach across the aisle, and on top of that, a different wing of the Democratic Party,” said Alex Ward, a defense expert at the Atlantic Council.

In her own statement about the meeting, Gabbard emphasized the need for people with different political views to talk to one another — particularly over national security issues such as the Syrian civil war.

“While the rules of political expediency would say I should have refused to meet with President-elect Trump, I never have and never will play politics with American and Syrian lives,” she said.

The Army National Guard major and Iraq veteran also said she wanted to impress on Trump the need to avoid being dragged into another war.

“I felt it important to take the opportunity to meet with the President-elect now before the drumbeats of war that neocons have been beating drag us into an escalation of the war to overthrow the Syrian government,” she said.

Gabbard has criticized the Obama administration for not being aggressive enough against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which the U.S. has been fighting since 2014. She also has been a staunch opponent of U.S. military action against the Syrian regime under President Bashar Assad, seeing it as a potential open-ended quagmire and a distraction from going after Islamic extremists.

In the meeting with Trump, Gabbard said she shared her “grave concerns that escalating the war in Syria by implementing a so-called no fly/safe zone would be disastrous for the Syrian people, our country, and the world.”

Trump has also voiced concern for getting involved in the Syrian civil war, saying it could lead to war with Russia and that the U.S. should focus on ISIS instead.

Outside observers said they could see a scenario where Gabbard could be a part of a Trump administration.

“Tulsi Gabbard has emerged as a somewhat prominent critic of the hawkish consensus,” said Cato Institute defense expert Benjamin Friedman.

He suggested she could be a better fit for Trump’s foreign policy than figures such as John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton has also been mentioned for various posts in a Trump administration.

Former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway praised Gabbard after the meeting, saying the lawmaker and Trump found they had a great deal in common during the meeting. She also praised Gabbard for bucking her own party.

Jonathan Swan contributed to this report, which was updated at 8:54 a.m.

WIKILEAKS BOMBSHELL: Clinton Operative, ‘Black Voters Are Stupid’

waving flagPosted on October 27, 2016

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-10-40-00-amHold on to your hats folks, this is going to be a wild ride. The latest in the email dumps has Clinton ally Brent Budowsky accusing Hillary operative David Brock of having a plan that relied upon black voters being “stupid”. Ouch! This is the same David Brock who, back in January, publicly claimed that Bernie Sanders didn’t care about black people. Who’s not caring about black people now?

The email, sent to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and another Clinton ally CEO Roy Spence, centers around a discussion of a Bernie Sanders campaign ad which featured “many black faces”.…

Budowsky is not impressed with Brock’s outburst, writing in the email, “Brock makes the cardinal mistake of those who bring politics into disrepute with voters. He tells a lie that people will know is a lie, and insults the intelligence of black voters with a kind of elitist racism that Bill and Hillary Clinton should not be seen with.”

“I guess Brock’s plan is that black voters are stupid and will not watch the ad and believe his lie,” writes Budowsky.

Hillary isn’t too popular among the black community. Her support for a 1994 crime bill that resulted in the mass incarceration of young black Americans, did not go over well with them. To top that off, she also referred to these young black Americans as “super predators”.Partyof Deceit Spin and Lies

Democrat Leader Loses Job after being Unmasked as Corrupt Liar… Immediately Hired by Hillary Clinton

waving flagBy Onan Coca July 26, 2016

The headline here is NOT a joke. Literally hours after being unmasked as a corrupt, immoral liar who misused her position as the head of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz “lost her job” only to be hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign for the White House!

Wasserman Schultz resigned prior to the start of the Democrat National Convention in an effort to appease the very angry left wing of the party. Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement on Sunday. Donald Trump offered the perfect commentary on the scandal erupting as the DNC gets under way.


Clinton offered her own take thanking Wasserman Schultz for the job she’d done getting Hillary nominated – oh wait, I mean the job she’d done running the DNC – and then immediately informed the country that she was hiring the disgraced former leader of the DNC.

“I want to thank my longtime friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership of the Democratic National Committee over the past five years. I am grateful to Debbie for getting the Democratic Party to this year’s historic convention in Philadelphia, and I know that this week’s events will be a success thanks to her hard work and leadership. There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie–which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida, and in other key states. I look forward to campaigning with Debbie in Florida and helping her in her re-election bid–because as President, I will need fighters like Debbie in Congress who are ready on day one to get to work for the American people.”


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DNC-Sell-Job-NRD-600Missed in the uproar of Hillary’s obvious disdain for the American people, including her own Democrat constituents, is the fact that even Wasserman Schultz’s own underlings think that she’s an idiot. The leaked emails that are currently wreaking havoc on the Democrat Party show a staff that has little to no respect for their leader, believe her to be ignorant of the important issues of the day, and speak to her lack of work ethic and responsibility.

The fact that her subordinates think so little of her, coupled with the outrage that most of the Democrat Party currently feels (they booed her off the stage at the DNC) and the fact that under Wassermann Schultz’s watch the local party has collapsed into irrelevance, makes me wonder why Clinton would take her on at all…

The only logical reason for Clinton to take on Wasserman Schultz and her scandalous load of baggage is that the new job is simply quid pro quo paying Wasserman Schultz back for work rendered during her time as DNC chairwoman. Which of course makes perfect sense and is par for the course in the corrupt world of Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party.


Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.




Clinton camp fears more leaks are coming

waving flagBy Peter Schroeder


PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton‘s campaign is bracing for the possibility of more damaging emails being leaked to the public as the presidential campaign enters its home stretch. Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for Hillary for America, said it’s possible that more emails will be released at a time designed to inflict maximum political pain on Democrats.

“The WikiLeaks leak was obviously designed to hurt our convention,” she told reporters. “I don’t think they’re done. That’s how they operate.

“We can’t know, but it’s part of the reason that we wanted people to understand our belief that the Russians are behind this,” she said. “People need to understand — when these leaks happen — what they’re designed to do.”Picture1

Palmieri added that the Clinton campaign was not worried about its own email security.

The first day of the Democratic National Convention was upended by the WikiLeaks release over the weekend of more than 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Some of those emails suggested that officials at the DNC, which is supposed to be neutral during the party’s presidential primary, worked against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and favored Clinton, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

The leak led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as Sanders’s supporters made their displeasure with the party known in and outside the Wells Fargo Center, where the convention is being held.

The FBI announced it was opening an investigation into the leak Monday, and the Clinton campaign has previously suggested the email theft and timing of the leak may have been carried out by the Russian government to undermine her campaign and boost GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s.gag me

Palmieri’s comments come as Democrats prepare to officially nominate Clinton for president, making her the first woman to be nominated for president by one of the two major political parties. The campaign downplayed some of the intraparty strife that was on display Monday, when Sanders’s supporters broke out in chants or occasionally booed convention speakers backing Clinton’s candidacy.

“It is hard to work for someone for over a year and all of a sudden shift gears,” said Karen Finney, senior adviser for Hillary for America. “It’s a process, so our message is really that we understand that.” Partyof Deceit Spin and Lies

Clinton’s campaign argued that Sanders’s endorsement on Monday evening was a big step toward unifying the party. But Tuesday’s roll call vote of the Democratic delegates will give Sanders supporters one final opportunity to push for their candidate, while Clinton is expected to formally receive the nomination that evening.

Finney said all 57 states and territories will cast their votes for their preferred candidates, as opposed to prior conventions when all of the delegates got behind the presumed nominee.

“We think it’s very important that everybody have a chance to vote and have their voice heard,” Finney said.Bull

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon

waving flagOut On A Limb

Never Trump campaign shows how suicidal their efforts may be for there own party and possibly for the country.

Never Trump Cartoon / Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2016.

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From My Email Inbox

waving flagTo all the Bernie Sanders supporters who want Free everything.  This message describes life in Denmark.

In Europe, Denmark is cited as a benchmark for the Utopian Society that the USA should emulate.  Free everything…..just as Bernie Sanders proposes.  Here’s an assessment from one who lives there!

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon

waving flagPick Your Poison

Pick Your Poison, the new flavors of liberal kool-aid 2016 are out via Bernie and Hillary.

Liberal Kool-aid 2016 / Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2016.

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