McCain Death Watch: What the End of McCain Means for America

The following piece was clearly written before the big announcement Wednesday evening that Senator John McCain is suffering from what is obviously terminal brain cancer.

McCain’s doom may be an unhappy moment for him, his family, and the neocon warmongers that counted on him to get World War III done, but for the rest of America and the world, McCain’s total powerlessness is a good thing.

I’ve bolded key points for you skim readers.

Lew Rockwell

The Republicans finally giving up on passing an Obamacare Lite bill (now they’re going for full repeal with no immediate replacement) is a signal that big changes are on the horizon.

Trump seems more than happy with this outcome. As he should be, since this is what he originally promised.

But John McCain and the GOP leadership probably didn’t appreciate the open insurrection in the Senate.

And you can bet that now the Democrats are running scared. That they remain committed to Russia-Gate tells you just how badly they are positioned for the 2018 midterms.

With donations crashing, Kid Rock declaring to run against Debbie Stabenow in Michigan, and Diane Feinstein retiring there is the potential for a real collapse of seniority for the Democrats at the committee level in the Senate, where all the power is concentrated.

And that brings me to John McCain. Because, as I made clear in my last article, John McCain is the lynchpin to Trump getting some semblance of control over Congress. McCain is a powerful senior member of a number of committees. He ran for re-election at 79 years old to retain that seniority for the neoconservatives to enact its nihilistic foreign policy.

Make no mistake, McCain, like the rest of the DNC and GOP leadership, is a member of the “Uniparty.” That’s the one that frog-marches us towards global government, universal suffering and perpetual war.

Which is why Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will vote on a clean repeal of Obamacare without any replacement is so important.

First, it means that John McCain’s health issues are more serious than they have let on to this point. Because McCain is the leading stalking horse for the Democrats within the GOP. If he leads the way, he can keep enough members in line to get a bad bill passed.

Second, it means that the GOP leadership no longer feels it needs Obamacare to wipe the floor with the Democrats in the 2018 mid-terms.

Third, it begins the collapse of the Uniparty opposition within the GOP to Trump’s domestic policy. McConnell wouldn’t have done this if there was a way to salvage Obamacare for its corporate backers – the ones who wrote the bill in the first place. So, like the good cockroach he is, he is acceding to the reality that if they don’t repeal Obamacare now, when it collapses for real it will no longer be the Democrats’ issue.

It’ll be theirs.

But there’s more to this saga. It’s likely the end of John McCain as a major political force. Obamacare is the thin edge of the wedge that breaks the wall in front of Trump’s plans for reform. It’s a major campaign promise fulfilled. I told you that Trump needed to deal with McCain to get things moving.

It seems that time and karma may have done the job for him.

Reprinted from Russia Insider.

This piece barely scratches the surface of what McCain’s doom means to American foreign and domestic policy. With Trump announcing on Wednesday that he was pulling the CIA out of Syria in accord with President Putin’s wishes, Trump was sticking it to dying McCain, who’s been a real obstructionist to draining the swamp and making America great.

Now, if only Hillary would kick the bucket.

Senator Caitlyn Jenner Has a Nice Ring to It

Former Olympian and TV star Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner may run for the United States Senate from California.

As Ann Barnhardt says of politicians, they’re all psychopaths. So why not have a real crazy in the Senate to go along with insane McCain and the rest of the fruits and nuts.

Caitlyn is a Trump supporter, so maybe he (I’m not calling Caitlyn a she because of his male chromosomes) can help drain the swamp by replacing a Democrat Senator from California.

Excerpt from The Independent

It is no secret the line between celebrity and politics is becoming increasingly blurred in America. Not only is the sitting President a former Apprentice host, WWE Hall of Famer and infamous property tycoon but Kid Rock just dropped a massive hint he will be running for the senate.

Caitlyn Jenner is now following suit and considering running for the US Senate to represent California.

The Olympic gold medallist and transgender activist, who is a lifelong Republican and formerly expressed support for Donald Trump, said she had a keen interest in politics.

“I have considered it. I like the political side of it,” Jenner said in a radio interview with New York’s AM 970 which was broadcast on Sunday.

The 67-year-old, who is a politically conservative Christian, said she planned to make a choice within the next six months or so.

She said: “I got to find out where I can do a better job. Can I do a better job from the outside, kind of working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talk to anybody? Or are you better off from the inside, and we are in the process of determining that.”

​The transgender icon is a supporter of President Trump which is likely to curry her little favour in a state where the mogul-turned-politico lost by more than four million votes. However, she has publicly rebuked the President for his regressive transgender bathroom policy and been working to make the Republican Party more inclusive towards the LGBTQ community.

Jenner publicly revealed she was transitioning in 2015, saying, “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman.”

Since coming out as transgender, Jenner has arguably become the most famous openly transgender woman in the world. She has also fronted an E! reality show I am Cait and continued to make appearances on Keeping up with the Kardashians along with her ex-wife Kris Jenner, children Kendall and Kylie Jenner and stepchildren Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob Kardashian.

The California Republican Party is famed for electing celebrities – most notably President and former Governor Ronald Reagan, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood.

Another example of the spheres of celebrity and policy colliding includes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s apparent political aspirations. The actor’s 2020 presidential campaign has just been filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Bankrupt Turd World Sh*thole Puerto Rico Begins Push to Become 51st U.S. State

YEAH, PUERTO RICANS ARE DEFINITELY WHITE.

Just to take a wild guess, but if Puerto Rico becomes America’s 51st state, then this country has elected its last white president. Not even a Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton could overcome the mixed race voting bloc created by Puerto Rico.

Imagine too, an entire state as safe and fiscally sound as Detroit.

Yeah, this looks like a real winning idea.

The Hill

Puerto Rico’s government is banking on a push for statehood to solve the structural issues that led to its financial crisis.

Puerto Ricans will vote Sunday to decide the territory’s status.

If statehood wins, as expected, the island will enact what’s known as the Tennessee Plan, an avenue to accession by which U.S. territories send a congressional delegation to demand to be seated in Washington.

Puerto Rico will send two senators and five representatives, chosen by Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (D), later this year, once the plan is put into action.

Statehood remains a long shot as many Republicans are wary of adding a 51st state that could add two Democratic senators and seven Democratic electors to the Electoral College.

Others, noting the examples of Alaska and Hawaii, both added to the union in 1959, say it can be difficult to predict how territories will vote as states.

“Those are the same people that 60 years ago said that Hawaii was going to be a super Republican state and Alaska was going to be super Democratic, and that’s why we brought them in together,” said José Fuentes Agostini, the head of Puerto Rican Republicans in the states.

The Puerto Rican Republican Party is adamantly pro-statehood. And the national Republican Party has supported statehood since the 1940s, most clearly in its 2016 platform.

“We support the right of the United States citizens of Puerto Rico to be admitted to the Union as a fully sovereign state,” the platform stated. “Once the 2012 local vote for statehood is ratified, Congress should approve an enabling act with terms for Puerto Rico’s future admission as the 51st state of the Union.”

President Trump, who angered Puerto Ricans by decrying a potential “bailout” of their financial system on the campaign trail and as president, also indicated openness to the idea.

As a candidate, he said, “The will of the Puerto Rican people in any status referendum should be considered as Congress follows through on any desired change in status for Puerto Rico, including statehood.”

Wikipedia is selling the idea that Puerto Rico would be a white state. Every Puerto Rican I’ve met has been mixed race–Indian, Spanish, and black.

JUST ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL WHITE PUERTO RICAN FAMILY.

“Liar, Leaker:” Trump Fans Breathe Sigh of Relief After Friday A.M. Tweet About Comey Breaks Two-Day Silence

Zerohedge

Trump Slams “Liar, Leaker” Comey, Claims “Total And Complete Vindication”

After an uncharacteristic two-day social media silence, in which some wondered if White House lawyers had finally taken control of Trump’s iPhone, President Trump broke a nearly two-day silence on Twitter Friday morning to slam James Comey as a “liar” and a “leaker” the day after the fired FBI director’s testimony before Congress.

In the tweet, which may be the first of many, Trump claimed “total and complete vindication” from the Senate Intel Committee hearing, in which Comey likewise accused him of “lies” and requesting the FBI end a criminal investigation.

Despite a brief statement by his private lawyer following Comey’s three hour testimony, Trump had remained silent on Twitter throughout Thursday surprising many, when much of the U.S. was glued to the TV screen, following every word in Comey’s first public comments since the president fired him early last month.

Comey said he believed Trump terminated him over the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, he also revealed that he had authorized a close friend to leak a memo to the NYT. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel,” Comey said. Comey also disclosed that Loretta Lynch had exerted pressure on him during the Hillary Clinton probe.

During the highly charged hearing with the Senate Intelligence Committee, a blunt-talking Comey said that he was “confused” and “concerned” when Trump said in May that he was firing him for undermining the morale of the agency he had led since 2013.

“The administration then chose to defame me, and more importantly, the FBI by saying the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly led, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader,” Comey said.

We now look forward to Comey’s response, as Trump appears unwilling to let it go.

Another Zerohedge article features Tucker Carlson’s concise analysis of one of the biggest news events in recent memory. In less than seven minutes, Tucker summarizes the entire Comey testimony and questioning.

There’s a lot of amateur legal analysis being posted all over the Internet in relation to Trump and Comey. Obviously, anyone can play amateur lawyer. Here are a few of the better points made in the comments at the Zerohedge pieces.

Handful of Dust froze25 Jun 9, 2017 7:18 AM
Four-Star General leane was interviewed by Cavuto yesterday and said Comey’s story is just that, a story and a lie. He does not beleive Trump said those things to Comey and the meetings did not go as Comey testifed.

Meanwhile, both Bill Bennet and Karl Rove said Comey’s admissions under oath show he should be indicted.

Another interesting fact that proves Comey hangs aorund with a sordid bunch is that the Columbia lawyer Comey gave the ino to leak to the press lives in Brooklyn Heights in THE SAME building as Lena Dunham!

Tell me that’s coincidence!

nmewn FrozenGoodz Jun 9, 2017 8:04 AM
The take aways…

Confirmation the DNC refused the FBI access to its servers, why?

The DNC then hired CrowdStrike, presumably giving them access to its servers, again why?

Lowrenta Lynch ordered Comey to change his language and a call a criminal investigation a “matter”, why?

We learned from the hapless boobs at the NYT’s there are four “past & present government officials who wish to remain anonymous.”

We learned “the leakers” only leaked what they thought damaging to Trump, not that he was never under investigation even though all senators privy to that information knew it yet said nothing.

lester1 Jun 9, 2017 7:08 AM
Jeff Sessions needs to get off his ass and appoint a special prosecutor for Loretta Lynch and James Comey and the murder investigation of DNC email leaker Seth Rich !!

Wtf are you doing Jeff ????

Thom Paine Jun 9, 2017 7:35 AM
Comey has admitted to a number of criminal acts I think.

He admitted leaking FBI information to the media

He admitted leaking FBI information to the media in order to have an effect on the country (ie a counsel)

He admitted he was concerned enough with his meeting with Trump to make a memo of it – instead of going to the DOJ as required by law

He admitted he was concerned with Lynch telling him to not use the word investigation (which was the truth) and agreeing to it, instead of resigning or reporting it.

He demonstrates that he leaked information to the media, but not the truth that Trump was not under investigation – thus showing politcal bias in his job.

There are a few crimes there that I gather the DOJ has no option but to prosecute, how can it not? Since they are also prosecuting Winner for the exact same thing?

Law professor Jonathan Turley suggests that Comey’s leaking of the FBI memo is a crime.

Full Statement by James Comey Before Senate, June 8, 2017

Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I was asked to testify today to describe for you my interactions with President-Elect and President Trump on subjects that I understand are of interest to you. I have not included every detail from my conversations with the President, but, to the best of my recollection, I have tried to include information that may be relevant to the Committee.

January 6 Briefing

I first met then-President-Elect Trump on Friday, January 6 in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York. I was there with other Intelligence Community (IC) leaders to brief him and his new national security team on the findings of an IC assessment concerning Russian efforts to interfere in the election. At the conclusion of that briefing, I remained alone with the President-Elect to brief him on some personally sensitive aspects of the information assembled during the assessment.

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All 100 US Senators Sign Letter Urging UN Chief to ‘Root Out’ World Body’s Anti-Israel Bias

ALL TRAITORS. ISRAEL FIRST.

The Republicans and the Democrats are the two heads on the snake. The snake shakes, rattles, and rolls whenever Israel says so.

We can’t get 100 Senators to break up the health insurance monopoly. Ditto build the wall. And so on and so forth.

But damn, all 100 are s*cking Jew c*ck.

Which means that political solutions are fruitless. They may throw us a crumb now and then to make it look like we’ve won something, but that’s about it.

How many of the 100 are being blackmailed or bribed? All of them is my guess.

Algemeiner

All 100 U.S. senators signed a letter, sent to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, demanding that the world body end its “anti-Israel agenda.”

The letter, authored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.), called on Guterres to “ensure that Israel is treated neither better nor worse than any other U.N. member in good standing.”

Further, the letter noted that “too often, the U.N. is exploited as a vehicle for targeting Israel rather than as a forum committed to advancing the lofty goals of its founders. These actions have at times reinforced the broader scourge of anti-Semitism, and distracted certain U.N. entities from their original missions.”

The letter condemns several U.N. bodies, including the Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, the Human Rights Council and the cultural body UNESCO. The senators urged the Human Rights Council to address “the many pressing human rights challenges of our time in countries such as Russia, China, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela, and South Sudan,” rather than singling out Israel for criticism. UNESCO, meanwhile, last year passed two resolutions denying Jewish ties to the Temple Mount holy site.

While the letter does not mention an end to any U.S. funding for the world body, the senators wrote, “As both the U.N.’s principal founding member and its largest contributor, the United States should insist on reform….Continued targeting of Israel by the U.N. Human Rights Council and other U.N. entities is unacceptable. This situation must change.”

In various comments sections when I see someone call out the Jews, there’s always a dummkopf or paid shill screaming “antisemitism.” How can you ignore evidence like this that the entire U.S. government is controlled by Israel and her Jewish-American allies.

Senate Attends White House Briefing on North Korea

War did not break out today and terrorists did not attack the buses carrying America’s Senators to a secure briefing room in the White House.

President Donald Trump did make THEM come to HIM, a very symbolic act of someone determined to show that he’s the boss.

ABC News

Several Senate Republicans described the full Senate briefing on North Korea at the White House Wednesday as a thorough accounting of the administration’s diplomatic and military options when it comes to dealing with Kim Jong Un.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called it “a long and detailed briefing.”

“The military is obviously planning for a number of options, as they should — minimal military action to more significant action,” Cruz said. “It’s of course the hope of the administration and Congress that military action isn’t necessary. If there’s a clear and imminent threat to the U.S., our military needs to be prepared to act and I believe they are prepared to act to keep our country safe.”

The senators were invited at the personal invitation of President Donald Trump after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, requested a briefing. The president stopped by the briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House grounds.

Gardner said that one takeaway from the meeting was that “we are a long ways away from exercising all of our options on the diplomatic side.”

“There were great questions within the briefing from both sides of the aisles,” Gardener said. “It shows how important this issue is, to have that team assembled to talk about this and make sure North Korea knows they won’t get away with this.”

Separately, a senior administration official told ABC News that part of the current concern about North Korea comes from China’s view of North Korea as a threat.

“I think what’s different about how China is viewing the problem in North Korea today is that China is viewing that problem as the threat not only to U.S. interests and security or South Korean or Japanese interests and security, but also a threat to Chinese interests and security and so I think that is a big shift in and of itself,” the senior administration official told ABC News.

White House officials say the South Auditorium would be turned into a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or “SCIF,” and the briefing will be led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats.

When asked about the bus ride to the White House ground for the meeting, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, said it was “a unique approach to a classified briefing.”

Using the White House grounds for a full briefing with the Senate is a rare move, but administration officials told ABC News that too much shouldn’t be read into the choice of location.

Officials said that after hearing of McConnell’s request, the president suggested nonchalantly that the senators should come to the White House because he’s a “gracious host.” Trump has cultivated a reputation in his meetings at the White House for relishing the opportunity to show off his historic digs.

CNN’s report on today’s briefing is so biased you might as well call it fake news. It gets tiresome.