Should Trump fire Mueller?
Since the day James Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel, the elitist media has reported about his potential firing by President Trump. Hardly a day goes by that the Big Seven eastern liberal news outlets do not predict Mueller’s political demise and chastise Trump for his falsely reported intentions. It is a subject raised and conjectured upon by those heavily weighted panels of parroting pundits.
Even as Trump and every one of his key advisors indicate that there is no plan to dump Mueller, the media narrative actually intensifies. The current theory is that Mueller will be fired during the Christmas holiday. We shall see.
But that does raise the question: Should Mueller be fired?
While the press spins the narrative that recent concerns about the objectivity of the investigation are nothing but baseless diversion – or even a concocted excuse for Mueller’s dismissal – many of the recent revelations are disturbing. Mueller came to the job with a reputation for great integrity. That got a bit tarnished when it was revealed that the top members of his team had an obvious political viewpoint in opposition to Trump
This concern got magnified when the text messages and emails of Agent Peter Strzok showed more than a bias, but a desire to actively bring Trump down. He seemed to see himself, and his paramour, FBI attorney also on the team, as part of the resistance. Mueller had no choice but to fire him for his unprofessional conduct – but the cloud over the investigation has darkened.
Then there is that unrelated matter of the FBI working in tandem with Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party while Mueller was heading up the agency and after his close friend James Comey took over. Strzok was the guy who changed the language from “negligence” (a potential crime) to “reckless” (a term outside the law) even before Hillary was interviewed. And why was she interrogated without being put under oath as the Republicans have been? The entire issue of Russia is a double-edged sword, but the media promotes only one side.
Unless these legitimate questions about the entire FBI politicization are resolved, firing Mueller may be justified. At least there should be a second special counsel to get to the bottom of the OTHER Russian controversy. It would create quite a brouhaha in the press, but they can go only so far in tilting the scales of justice. Despite the low opinion of the eastern press, the American people are not stupid.
That tingle up Chris Matthews’ leg
According to a recent report on OAN cable news, MSNBC paid off a sex harassment complaint in 1999 against the network’s prime time leftie, Chris Matthews. Upon hearing the news, I immediately switched over to MSNBC to see how they were handling this breaking story. They were not. Was the OAN report fake news?
I then searched online and found all kinds of reports that confirmed that a young female producer for Matthews’ Hardball program complained about sexual harassment and was awarded a payment of $40,000 dollars. MSNBC said the amount was much less but would not provide the actual figure. So much for transparency. The network further claimed it was severance pay and not a sexual harassment settlement even though her exit was due to charges of … sexual harassment. Hmmmm. Wasn’t that also the excuse Congressman John Conyers offered up to explain his exorbitant taxpayer paid settlement?
If current events are any indication, there may be a few more accusers. These guys have not been one-time offenders if you believe all those ladies making news these days. Why would Matthews be the exception? After all, he got away with it 18 years ago. MSNBC has fueled such speculation by refusing to say that the 1999 incident was the only one involving Matthews. If it were, one is inclined to believe the network would be making that point very loudly. But nooooo! Stay tuned.
What constitutional crisis?
Whenever the left wants to bring down a conservative government, their evergreen battle cry is constitutional crisis. Nixon created a constitutional crisis, they said. When it came to Bill Clinton, the congressional Republicans were creating a constitutional crisis. The 2000 Electoral College election of George Bush was a constitutional crisis – as was the 2016 election of Donald Trump. And now it is the Trump administration policies that are creating a plethora of constitutional crises.
It should be noted that the unconstitutional actions of President Obama (remember his attempt to make recess appointments when there was no congressional recess?) were never seen as a constitutional crisis. Several of his actions were simply struck down by the Supreme Court as being … unconstitutional.
None of the aforementioned events, however, represented a constitutional crisis. Most were political disagreements that had to be resolved ACCORDING TO THE CONSTITUTION – which is exactly what the Constitution requires. They may be constitutional issues, but if we play by the rules (the Constitution), such events are not crises.
The Civil War was a constitutional crisis. The Democrats 100 years of black oppression in Dixie was an ongoing constitutional crisis. Other than that, we had constitutional issues to resolve according to … the Constitution.
If the military were to attempt a coup, that would be a constitutional crisis. Short of that, we should stop overdramatizing these events for political gain.
The new VA casualties
For years, our fighting men and women were postwar casualties because of the gross incompetence at Veteran Administration hospitals. The quality and timeliness of medical treatment were so poor that it could only be described as medical malpractice. More than a few lost their lives to policies that put a bureaucratic culture ahead of medical needs.
Republicans in Congress and President Trump enacted a new law that allows veterans to seek help in the private medical market. The law also enabled the new VA administration to fire incompetent employees who were once protected from accountability by overly protective Civil Service laws.
Thanks to the Republicans in Washington on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, veterans are now getting the medical treatment they need when they need it, and hundreds … yes, hundreds … of VA bureaucrats have been shown the door – and it is still a work in progress.
This is a monumental achievement that the media refuses to recognize when they falsely claim that the GOP has had no accomplishments. It is deceptive news by the sin of omission.
Hollywood has a problem with reality
Example 1: The ladies of Hollywood will be wearing black to the Academy Awards ceremony as a show of solidarity to the feminist sisterhood. If the past is prologue, many of the gowns will reveal more skin than a pregnant elephant. They will don the sexiest, most provocative and often the most tasteless black gowns to protest being seen as sex objects. No one objectifies the mistresses of movieville more than the ladies themselves.
Example 2: The Screen Actors Guild has decided that no men shall be presenters for the 2018 awards program. It will be an all-girl review. While they claim it is out of respect for abused and accusing women of America the idea is so stupid that one must assume it is merely a publicity stunt to increase the ceremonies poor ratings. Sexism as a protest against sexism seems a tad hypocritical. Or perhaps they see it as another one of those “symbolic” things that accomplishes nothing more than indulging the left in titillating self-satisfaction.