Repeal and Replace: Is “Hero” John McCain’s Obstructionism A Vendetta Against Trump

President Trump’s now viral characterization of Kim Jong Un as “Rocketman” or “Rocket Man” (not sure which is correct) could and should be followed up by nicknaming American Senator John McCain as “Crash” McCain. That’s because McCain has provided the crucial vote to prevent a GOP repeal and replace of Obamacare again. He CRASHED repeal and replace just like he did with his airplanes.

Trump isn’t remaining silent, but he’s not going to call dying McCain (whose tumorous forehead has a noticeable lump) by an offensive nickname. But you should remember the flareup that took place during the election campaign when Trump said McCain was not a hero.

Sneaky McCain didn’t say much in response then. But I think his black heart is carrying forward a vendetta against Trump for Trump’s accurate characterization of him.

The Hill

President Trump on prospects for Obamacare repeal: “We’re going to do it eventually” https://t.co/UYpqI3w42L https://t.co/oT0NuebI8k

— CNN (@CNN) September 23, 2017

President Trump chided Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) late Friday for opposing a last-ditch plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, insisting the GOP would “eventually” roll back his predecessor’s signature health-care law.

Trump called McCain’s opposition “totally unexpected” and “terrible” during a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala., where he stumped on behalf of Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) ahead of Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff against former judge Roy Moore.

“John McCain, if you look at his last campaign, it was all about repeal and replace, repeal and replace,” Trump told the crowd. “So he decided to do something different, and that’s fine.”

“We’re going to do it eventually,” Trump insisted of ObamaCare repeal efforts, adding Strange would help the GOP reach the goal.

Trump broadly chastised congressional Republicans for campaigning for seven years “saying repeal and replace, repeal and replace” and failing to deliver on the promise.

“They didn’t care, nobody cared, because they had a president who wasn’t going to sign it,” Trump said, referring to GOP votes to repeal ObamaCare under former President Barack Obama.

“So it didn’t take much courage,” he continued. “I think they voted, what 61 times? Sixty-one times to repeal and replace. They finally get a president who will sign the legislation and they don’t have the guts to vote for it.”

McCain was one of a few GOP senators watched closely ahead of a possible vote next week on the repeal legislation sponsored by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

McCain cast a deciding vote in late July killing a scaled-down ObamaCare repeal bill, joining Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) in voting against the bill.

The Arizona Republican announced Friday he would also vote against the latest repeal measure from Graham and Cassidy, which Republicans hoped to vote on next week ahead of a Sept. 30 deadline for approving the bill on a majority vote.

“Songbird” McCain, so nicknamed because of his alleged treason while a North Vietnamese prisoner, is simply a liar and a phony conservative. He’s a moral degenerate.

For the good of the country, he can’t die soon enough.

Senator (((Diane Feinstein))) Hints That Christians Not Eligible for Federal Judgeships

American Senator Diane Feinstein seems to think that if you have religious beliefs that you might rule against the liberal, cultural Marxist agenda that she stands for.

The nerve!

Feinstein has gotten some pushback for her chutzpah, as well she should. The setting for her nervy display of arrogance was a confirmation hearing for a conservative woman nominated to the bench by President Trump. The unspoken subtext is, of course, abortion, which the Democrat party has staked its life on.

Fox News

The president of the University of Notre Dame said he is deeply concerned after Sen. Dianne Feinstein questioned a colleague’s religious beliefs during a Senate Judiciary Committee nomination hearing.

Amy Coney Barrett, a law professor at Notre Dame, was grilled by Democrats over how her Catholic beliefs might influence her decisions from the bench. Barrett was recently nominated by President Trump for a seat on the federal court.

AMY CONEY BARRETT. ROUGH CONFIRMATION HEARING.

“When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for, for years in this country,” Sen. Feinstein said.

Feinstein has been widely condemned for what many are calling anti-Catholic bigotry and bullying.

“It is chilling to hear from a United States Senator that this might now disqualify someone from service as a federal judge,” Notre Dame President John Jenkins wrote in a public letter to the California lawmaker.

He took great exception to her remark that the “dogma lives loudly” in the professor.

The Detroit News elaborates on the pushback against the nervy Jewish Senator from California.

“People of faith, whatever faith they may hold, should not be disqualified because of that faith from serving the public good,” said Archbishop William E. Lori, chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ committee on religious liberty.

A key focus of the hearing was a 1998 law review article titled “Catholic Judges in Capital Cases.” In the article, Barrett and John H. Garvey said Catholic judges are obliged to adhere to their church’s teaching on moral matters and the legal system has a solution for this dilemma by allowing judges to recuse themselves when beliefs keep them from doing their job.

Restaurant Forced to Close After Owner’s Support for David Duke Revealed

Mass hysteria revolving around Nazis and the KKK have claimed another white victim. A restaurant whose owner is a David Duke supporter is facing a boycott for expressing his political views by donating to Duke’s Senate race.

We on the alt-right have some scores to settle in that regard too. Our boycott of Target last year was quite successful. We need to do more.

CBS Local San Francisco

SANTA CRUZ (KPIX 5) — A Santa Cruz restaurant is shut down for what the owner is calling “political terrorism.”

Some employees and patrons boycotted the Chinese restaurant, after public records obtained by Indybay revealed restaurant owner Roger Grigsby gave $500 to David Duke’s campaign last year.

Duke ran for a US Senate seat in Louisiana and lost. He is an avowed white nationalist, anti-Semite and former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Now, after 38 years in business, Grigsby’s restaurant, O’Mei on Mission Street is closed.

There is a sign in the window telling patrons, “O’Mei has come under attack. Slanderous and malicious Internet rumors concerning this business, it’s owner, and staff have forced us to close for now.”

Grigsby sent KPIX 5 an e-mail, saying, in part:

We are just a token in a much larger process of terrorizing white European Americans into silence in what has come to be known as the “war on whites.” My campaign contribution was to one of the men supporting European American civil rights.

It is unclear if or when the restaurant will reopen.

Donald Trump is ‘just six Senate votes from impeachment’

Liberals harp on the “Trump is a racist” theme these days. Only problem for them is that being a racist is not a crime. Impeachment and removal from office requires that a president be guilty of “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours.” The first two are specific. The last two are vague. Pointing out that violence comes from all sides and bemoaning the loss of Confederate monuments would hardly seem a “high crime” or a “misdemeanour.”

Some would call those ideas “truth.” But in an Orwellian nightmare, truth becomes a crime.

The Independent

Donald Trump is just six Senate votes from impeachment, according to an analyst at a prominent independent think-tank.

Support for the President among Republican Senators has waned to the extent that Mr Trump is likely to only hang onto his seat by six votes, according to Elaine Kamarck of the Washington-based research group The Brookings Institution.

Ms Kamarck, who is director of the Centre for Effective Public Management, said 12 Republican Senators had “no fear of the President” and had indicated they could vote against him in a vote.

Among the Senators likely to rebel was John McCain, who delivered the killer blow to Mr Trump’s replacement for Obamacare, Ms Kamarck said in an article on the think-tank’s website.

The US constitution allows Congress to remove a president before they have completed their term if enough members vote to say they committed “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours”.

An article of impeachment must get a majority vote in the House of Representatives before reaching the Senate. Once there, at least two-thirds of senators must find the President guilty for him to be removed.

Ms Kamarck said that 12 rebellious Republican Senators combined with 48 Democrats “who have shown no inclination to work with this President” meant Mr Trump was six votes away from a Senate conviction.

Three presidents have been subjected to impeachment proceedings in the past. Andrew Johnson in 1898 and Bill Clinton in 1998 and 1999 were impeached but acquitted, while Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 to avoid impeachment.

President Andrew Johnson tried to do right by the south after the War Between the States. He was impeached in 1868, with Republicans failing to remove him from office by one vote.

Nervy Jew Senator Calls for Jews to Resign from Trump Administration

Jews resign? When they control everything and might be replaced by Jew-wise goyim? One or two Jews might resign to give the (((globalists))) a headline, but Jews aren’t going to give up the power to sabotage the Trump presidency.

The Hill

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) is calling for all of President Trump’s Jewish cabinet members to resign in protest over his response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

In an interview on MSNBC Friday night, Schatz, who is Jewish, was asked if he thought Jewish cabinet members should resign in protest.

“Yes. I think they have to,” Schatz responded.

“I think people of conscience can’t pretend that this president is something they hoped he would be. That they were hoping he would be competent, that he would be a deal maker in the middle, a pragmatist. I remember reading an article online at the beginning of the presidency that he was going to function as an executive chairman and allow each one of his cabinet officials to run the government as they see fit,” Schatz continued. “None of that happened.”

“I think this is the beginning of the end of Republicans being able to hide behind some imaginary Donald Trump that clearly doesn’t exist anymore. This person is not capable morally, politically or in terms of incompetencies to lead the free world,” Schatz said.

Schatz comments were in part a response to Trump’s impromptu, bombastic press briefing on Tuesday.

During the briefing, Trump defended himself against bipartisan criticism that he was slow and equivocal in condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists who incited violence during demonstrations in Charlottesville on Saturday.

He also revived his claim from Saturday that it wasn’t just white supremacists that were responsible for the violence, saying “alt-left” groups were “very, very violent” in opposing the right-wing demonstrators, who had initially planned to protest the city’s decision to remove a Confederate statue from a park.

“This week, it is Robert E. Lee and this week, Stonewall Jackson. Is it George Washington next?” he said. “You have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

Schatz condemned the press briefing earlier in the week.

“As a Jew, as an American, as a human, words cannot express my disgust and disappointment,” Schatz wrote on Twitter. “This is not my President.”

Putting this nobody of a Senator on TV to utter ridiculous words is another little small scale psy op. Be alert to this sort of nonsense and ignore it. Jews and their leftist party (they own the Republican establishment too) have been doing this sort of thing since the day that Donald Trump announced he was running for president. Distorting the words of those whom the Jews do not control is one of their specialties.

Trump’s Pick for New FBI Director Confirmed by the Senate 92-5 after Pledging to Uphold the Law

You can see how leftist Vice News reports the confirmation of Christopher Wray as America’s new FBI Director. Their emphasis is on the idea that Trump is interested in a lawman who is loyal to him, not the Constitution. The only evidence for that are the utterings of former director Comey, who has reason to be biased against Trump.

Vice News

It’s official: Christopher Wray is in as the FBI’s new director, securing an overwhelming confirmation vote after promising the Senate that he’d never pledge loyalty to President Donald Trump — the very thing Trump allegedly asked of Wray’s predecessor, James Comey.

The Senate voted 92-5 on Tuesday to confirm Wray, who served in George W. Bush’s administration as assistant attorney general before returning to the private sector. The spectre of Comey’s dramatic ouster clearly weighed on senators’ minds throughout Wray’s confirmation process — during his July confirmation hearing, Wray was repeatedly asked about his independence from the White House.

“I’d never allow the FBI’s work to be driven by anything other than the facts, the law and the impartial pursuit of justice,” Wray said. “Period.”

Wray was also asked whether, in the course of vetting him for the FBI job, any White House officials had asked him to agree to be loyal to the president. “No one asked me for any kind of loyalty oath at any point during this process and I sure as heck didn’t offer one,” Wray answered.

Comey had alleged that Trump asked him for “loyalty” and requested he drop his investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. The information was revealed in a series of memos leaked to the New York Times.

Wray signaled that he would not acquiesce. When asked what he’d do if the president asked him to do something illegal, Wray said he’d first try to talk Trump out of it — and if that didn’t work, he’d resign.

“Now more than ever, the bureau needs a resolute and independent leader,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Christopher Wray has assured us he can be that leader.”

Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, and Ed Markey — all Democrats — were the lone votes against Wray’s confirmation.

We really don’t know much about Wray’s real views on controversial matters, such as the death of Seth Rich, #pizzagate, Hillary Clinton, and so forth. Here’s some material suggesting that Wray will butt heads with Trump at some point:

Vox

One noteworthy thing about Wray is that he appears to disagree with many of the president’s views.

First — and most critically — he doesn’t believe special counsel Robert Mueller is on a witch hunt as he leads the Russia probe. “I do not consider Director Mueller to be on a witch hunt,” he told Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

Wray also believes Russia acted in an adversarial manner toward the United States when it tried to influence the 2016 election. And he believes he and the president should not meet one on one unless there is an important national security matter to discuss. Finally, he’s not of the opinion that Comey is a “nut job,” as Trump described him back in May.

Throughout his hearing, Wray made a point to show that he is not Trump’s guy — just his pick. He even noted he would leave his post if he felt he were being asked to do something unethical by the president. “I would try to talk him out of it,” Wray said, if that kind of inquiry came in to him. “And if that failed, I would resign.”

But for now, Wray has the job. Many will be interested to see what he does with it — especially the president.

Heavy offers more info on Wray in its 5 Fast Facts format.

Influential conservative actor and Tweeter James Woods is happy:

Trump Threatens to End “Insurance BAILOUTS” for Insurers and Congress

Probably no legislation in recent American history has been more misnamed than the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

We don’t need to argue over whether the ACA was designed to fail in order to create a single-payer system. Nancy Pelosi admitted at the time that no one in Congress knew what was in the act. It may have been designed to fail and at the same time enrich the insurance companies.

One in every five dollars in America is spent on “healthcare,” but not really. Most of that spending goes to bean counters and administrators, not into taking care of patient needs, according to Karl Denniger, who speaks more common sense about the subject than anyone I know.

Denninger on McCain backtracking on his promise to vote for repeal of Obamacare:

I remind you that John McCain does not have to live with the results of Obamacare. He never did. Nor did anyone else in the House or Senate, because despite a provision being inserted into the original Bill that forced Congress to live under Obamacare’s rules President Obama directed OPM to illegally subsidize members’ insurance and their staff. He had no legal authority to do that but he did it anyway.

I also remind you that President Trump has not rescinded this unlawful order.

Never mind that McCain is going to be dead within a year or so anyway; that’s reality given his condition. And frankly, given what he and the rest of Congress have done with regard to Health Care over the last three decades I will not be sad when he goes. In fact I may drink a couple of celebratory adult beverages.

Meanwhile, Trump enemy Senator Lindsay Graham has met with the president to propose a federal block grant program for the states in place of Obamacare. The Obamacare repeal and replace drama ain’t over until the fat lady sings.

Zerohedge

With the Senate having failed to repeal Obamacare, after a critical “Nay” vote by John McCain crushed Trump’s biggest campaign promise shortly after midnight on Thursday, Trump is plans to kill Obamacare slowly, and this time he has vowed to take insurance companies and members of Congress down with it.

The president on Saturday threatened to end key payments to Obamacare insurance companies if a repeal and replace bill is not passed. “After seven years of ‘talking’ Repeal & Replace, the people of our great country are still being forced to live with imploding ObamaCare!” Trump tweeted, followed by: “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!.”

This is not the first time Trump has made a similar threat: the president previously threatened to withhold Cost Sharing Reduction payments, or CSR, which lower the amount individuals have to pay for deductibles, co-payments and insurance. While the White House announced earlier this month that key ObamaCare subsidies to insurers would be paid this month, the administration did not make a commitment beyond July. Trump’s threat may have a significantly adverse impact on the insurance sector when it opens on Monday.

Incidentally, Trump is not wrong when he claims that insurance companies have received implicit taxpayer-funded bailout: as the chart below shows, insurance company stocks are up 700% since Obama became president, more than double the S&P’s return.

After the Friday morning Senate vote, Trump wasted no time to threaten to sabotage Obamacare. “3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down,” the president tweeted at 2:25 a.m. Friday. “As I said from the beginning, let Obamacare implode, then deal. Watch!”

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