There’s a song from the 90’s called “Things That Make You Go Hmm” by C&C Music Factory. When I hear that expression, two things come to mind when it comes to the progressive socialist Left and the Democrats: there’s tone deaf, and then there’s truly a special kind of stupid. The Democrats exemplify both.
As reported by the Daily Beast, “State Democratic leaders in California said early Wednesday they have hired former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to represent their interests in legal fights against President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.
“Having the former attorney general of the United States brings us a lot of firepower in order to prepare to safeguard the values of the people of California,” said Democratic leader of the State Senate, Kevin de León. “This means we are very, very serious.” De León said he expects California to challenge the federal government on immigration, environmental, and criminal-justice issues. “It was very clear that it wasn’t just campaign rhetoric,” de León said, of Trump’s general-election campaign talking points. “He was surrounding himself with people who are a very clear and present danger to the economic prosperity of California.”
Things that make you go “hmm.” Can you imagine the very special kind of stupid it would take to hire Eric Holder under the belief that he brings “firepower?” Holder should be imprisoned for his part in Operation Fast and Furious — no, my progressive friends…not the movie. Holder’s actions contributed to the death of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, and, of course he’s NEVER been held accountable.
This is the same Eric Holder who, in 2009, referred to America as “a nation of cowards” when it comes to race relations. He’s the same Holder who admitted he wasn’t in the position of attorney general to be objective, but rather to act as an ideologue pushing a social justice agenda. Let’s not forget Holder’s refusal to prosecute the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation charges after the 2008 election. This guy is representative of California “values?” Oh and speaking of California values, a new state law says young people under age 18 who solicit sex will no longer be arrested and sent to juvenile hall. Wait, what?
Who’s this blithering idiot state senator, Kevin de Leon? What special kind of chucklehead is he to talk about President-elect Donald Trump — and his team — being a “very clear and present danger to the economic prosperity of California?” Now that’s what I call “California Dreaming.”
California has several major cities that have filed, or will file, for bankruptcy. The CALPERS system is broken. If State Senator Leon hasn’t recently checked, there are bunches of California license plates in Texas; a state with economic prosperity. If State Senator Leon wants to see who’s a very clear and present danger to the economic prosperity of California, look in the doggone mirror.
I was recently out in Santa Barbara, California speaking at the Reagan Ranch Center, and was asked about the rumors of California seeking to separate from the United States. My response was “hasta la vista, baby.” News of Eric Holder’s hiring comes along with revelations that the Democratic Party is setting up a “war room” to counter all things Trump.
Yet again, we have a clear and present witness to the delusion of the progressive socialist Left. They fail to do an after-action report on themselves. They refuse to believe they bear the blame for losing the presidential election of 2016 — not the Russians! Instead, they’re preparing to be obstructionists. Funny how an election makes that acceptable now.
The Left says they want all of America to have California’s style of economic prosperity, where upwards of 60 percent of earnings are taken by way of onerous federal and state taxation. Yep, we want Eric Holder and the Democrats to fight for that…and while y’all are at it, go ahead and make Keith Ellison your Party chairman. As Einstein defined insanity, the Democrats continue to do the same thing, and expect different results…truly a special kind of stupid.
Yesterday the US Military said their farewell to Barack Obama. Some would consider that an honor. Trust me, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines of our military see a liberation reprieve coming. But in keeping with our theme, “things that make you go hmmm,” check this one out:
As reported by the Washington Post, “Russia is eyeing naval exercises with the Philippines and deployed two navy ships for a goodwill visit to Manila on Tuesday as Moscow moves to expand defense ties with a Filipino president known for being hostile to the U.S. Rear Adm. Eduard Mikhailov, deputy commander of Russia’s Pacific Fleet, led the five-day visit of vessels including an anti-submarine ship and showcased what his country can offer to a Southeast Asian nation that’s long been a staunch American treaty ally.
“You can choose … to cooperate with United States of America or to cooperate with Russia,” Mikhailov told reporters through an interpreter at the Manila harbor after a welcoming ceremony. “But from our side we can help you in every way that you need. We are sure that in the future we’ll have exercises with you. Maybe, just maneuvering or maybe use of combat systems and so on,” he said.
The anti-submarine ship, Admiral Tributs, and sea tanker, Boris Butoma, have a wide range of combat features. Filipinos will be allowed to tour the huge ships and Russian marines will demonstrate their combat capability during the high-profile visit, according to the Philippine navy. With an underfunded and underequipped military, the Philippines has [sic] struggled to deal with attacks by ransom-seeking Abu Sayyaf militants and allied gunmen, who have kidnapped crewmen of tugboats and ships from neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia in the Sulu Sea and outlying waters.”
Good Lord, General MacArthur must be rolling over in his grave. Here we have Obama acting like some great commander in chief as the Russians pull into port in the Philippines.
It was President Obama who articulated his national security strategy was to pivot from the Middle East to the Pacific. As he says goodbye — actually good riddance — at a ceremony at Ft. Myers, America has no aircraft carrier coverage in the Middle East. China is building man-made islands in the Pacific, fortifying them with anti-ship and surface to air missiles. Russia has ships in the port of Manila. Oh by the way, Obama is releasing four more GITMO detainees to Saudi Arabia.
Things that make you go hmmm…actually things that make you say, YGTBSM! It appears Obama wants to go out with a bang and earn a REALLY big FUBAR award from the devoted readers of AllenBWest.com. Now, of course, the left will find a way to celebrate all of these insidious acts and proclaim Obama a brilliant security strategist. If they don’t, he’ll make the claim himself…something he’ll do AGAIN next week in Chicago.
As a tribute to ol’ Barry Soetoro, I dedicate the song by C & C Music Factory to him: “Things that Make You go Hmmm.” I can’t say on these pages what it really makes me think.