“Murphy’s Law” by Jim Murphy

Hello once again from the West Texas Home For The Hopelessly Deplorable Xenophobic Right Wing Conspirators

MILLENNIALS:

Last week and the first few days of this week I listened to members of the so called Millennial Generation whine about practically everything that most of us have done all our lives…. like PAY BACK LOANS WE HAVE MADE. According to the members of this band of extremely selfish whiners, everything should be provided for them at not cost. I listened to one female of the species make a statement about not being a Hillary supporter BUT was going to vote for Hillary since she was closer to doing things the way Bernie Sanders had suggested than was “The Donald”.

I listened to several people who claimed to be proud members of the Millennials and they all sound exactly alike. The thought of who was going to pay for their education and upkeep while attending college had never even entered their minds. And just exactly what their contribution to our country is still a mystery to me and apparently a bit of a mystery to the Millennials as well.

When you watch and listen one of these critters interviewed on television or on the radio, you must have some serious doubts as to the direction our country and federal government is headed.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not for one moment suggesting that the Millennials are the group who have taken our country to the brink of destruction. Nope, I blame the people of my generation for sitting idly by while elected professional politicians have all but destroyed our Constitution. It was not the Millennials who elected LBJ and Jimmy Carter or even Bill Clinton. BUT they did have a huge hand in turning over the Presidency to perhaps the worst person to ever hold that office in the person of Barack Hussein Obama.

And. I can assure you all that not a single Millennial or far left wing loon will vote for anyone other than Hillary Clinton in November. It is readily apparent that the overwhelming choice of the Millennials for the Executive Branch has almost reached Marxist level.

It also seems as if the Millennials are buying into this idea of a Global – One World Government. At least until they realize that perhaps the One World -Global Government will not provide them with everything their little selfish hearts desire at no cost to them.

Please take a close look at this President’s appointed cabinet and department heads and tell me that you trust either Barack Hussein Obama or Hillary Clinton to appoint anyone other than a radical left wing judge to the Supreme Court.
And the appointment/appointments of Supreme Court Justices during the next 8 years will determine whether or not our Constitution is completely destroyed and the American People will be living under the rule of a despot.

DIVERSITY:

This past week I have been noticing the commercials advertising the new programming for this Fall Television Season. And I have also been taking notice of product advertising for a good while. What do both have in common, you ask?
Easy answer………. DIVERSITY!

In most of the product advertising, there are members of practically every ethnic background shown in every commercial. Of course some of the children shown look to be bi-racial. And I have noticed that a white male NEVER seems to know how to solve his own problems. It takes either a male of another ethnic background OR a female of any race to teach the stupid Caucasian males how to solve even the simplest problems.

And in keeping with DIVERSITY in our every day television viewing, it seems as if the cast in each of the upcoming programs for the Fall Season have not only racial political correctness foremost in the creator’s minds but in a couple of the programs it seems as if the only Caucasian people in the plot have either insignificant positions or are always cast as the evil villain. Plus you have to have multiple confusion regarding gender and sexual preferences thrown in just to make sure that no one is offended.

Now before anyone goes ballistic over my previous observations, let me point out that back in the 1950s there was an old comedy television program called Amos ‘n Andy. For the biggest part the entire cast was comprised of black actors. The program was plenty funny and one of the main characters, George Kingfish Stevens was always up to some plot to thwart his mother-in-law or some of his runnin’ buddies but his conniving generally backfired on him and the good triumphed over the evil. AH, but then the NAACP and several other special interest groups began to complain and eventually succeeded in getting the networks to cancel the program. AND in so doing, put a whole bunch of black actors out of work. Another excellent job by the NAACP.

And before anyone suddenly comes up with the opinion that I do not like black people or members of other so called minority groups let me assure you that my dislikes for anyone who is black….. like for instance…. Barack Hussein Obama… has NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS RACE. IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HIS CHARACTER. AND, BECAUSE I DISLIKE HILLARY CLINTON AT THE SAME LEVEL AS I DO BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HER GENDER.

I have nothing against DIVERSITY as long as it IS NOT FORCED UPON ME to accept it. When I get to looking back over my life I could name a couple of convicted felons who were either black or Hispanic whom I trusted ahead of a lot of the white people whom I knew.

My very first supervisor when I moved to New Mexico was a Hispanic (Mexican) Sergeant whom I try to visit every time I return to New Mexico. He was strict but I also saw him recommend a suspension without pay on a couple of occasions and give the suspended employee funds to keep his head above water and not penalize the family. He went to bat for me on several occasions and I have a great deal of respect and regard for this man. I have had my rear end covered by black former convicts who risked a bunch to see that I was not injured. I shall never forget those folks either.

But the point I am trying to make is that any situation that is forced upon us by some government regulation or by political correctness is unacceptable to me and probably is to most people.

From what I have been able to see, this FORCED DIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE is completely supported by the Millennials as well as all Liberals/Democrats/Socialists/Marxist politicians.

But as for me…. they can put it where the sun don’t shine.

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado, Raoul McPeters, Bill Morrill, Marshall Newman -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, Don Weaver, Jerry Carpenter, Sherry Welch, Shirley Boatright, Dick Burnett, Freddy Dietz, Bobby Black, Kaylee King (2) – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (100 years old) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Kate Nolan – FL – L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard, Bette Miller, Sheriff Richard Mack – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa), Kenny McPeters, Suzie Dove, Weston Lord, DeWayne & Donald Schendel – CA – Keith Chambers, Nancy Chambers, LANA Athey, Vicki Watson – CO – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz – AL – Perry Evans – AR – Jim Pinney, Carol Pinney, James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old) – OH – Joyce Marie Severino – GA – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Sister Clarice Carroll (83) – HAITI – RET. COL. Pete Mekkelson -WVA – CDR USN (Ret) Bob Palmer – WI Tyler Seddon – RI

GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice, CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, CAPT. Levi English, GySgt. Eric Harmon, LCPL Archer Abblitt, Maj. Todd A. O’Brien, MGySgt. ’46 – 82 (Ret) Harvey Weigart – US MARINE CORPS – Kenneth Thomas – USCG SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown, TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT. Mandie Yates, – US AIR FORCE – Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG – Zachary Moore – US NAVAL ACADEMY – Lt. William Jourdan, CAPT. Robert McLay, Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), E5 Matthew J. Blaker (and crew of the USS ANZIO), LT JG Ethan English, – US NAVY – Bud Barnett – USNA 74 – SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES – SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck – US ARMY – CWO3 Tim Helton and the 1/230 Air Cav Squadron TNANG – All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military

John Mallory – DEA – Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:

“To me, Donald Trump represents multiple and potentially fatal risks. But Hillary Clinton is a certainty of disaster. Her vaunted experience is an experience of having repeatedly made decisions that turned out to be not merely wrong but catastrophic.”…………. THOMAS SOWELL

“President Obama and Secretary Clinton inherited an Iraq where terrorists had been soundly defeated, thanks to General David Petraeus’ surge campaign, which both had opposed when they were in the Senate. But the Obama administration turned victory into defeat by pulling American troops out of Iraq, against the advice of top military leaders, setting the stage for the emergence of ISIS and its triumphant barbarism that attracted adherents who began waging terrorist war inside Western nations, including the United States.”……………… THOMAS SOWELL

“I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.”…………. HARRY S. TRUMAN

“It is weakness rather than wickedness which renders men unfit to be trusted with unlimited power.”………….. JOHN ADAMS

“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”….. PATRICK HENRY

VARMINT LIST:

Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz DNC Chairperson, Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain R-AZ, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN, Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, COLIN POWELL ( R) , Michael Moore, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Former President Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, Chuck Hagel, Dick Durbin, Andrew Cuomo Chris Christie R-NJ , Michael Bloomberg, Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX, Susan Collins R-ME, Patrick Leahy, Jeff Flake R-AZ, Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX, John Boehner R-OH, John Cornyn R-TX, Mitch McConnell R-KY, Mike Huckabee R-AR, Lisa Murkowski R-AK, Robert Menendez NJ, Al Franken MN, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Patty Murray WA, Henry Waxman CA, Linda Sanchez CA, Maxine Waters CA, State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX, Elijah Cummings D-MD, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, Lois Lerner, Michael Morrell, Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman), Karl Rove, Rep. Ann Kuster D-NH, Jen Psaki (State Department), Josh Earnest, Marie Harf(State Department), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Orin Hatch (R-UT), John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER), Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Deval Patrick (D-MA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jerry Brown (D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Michelle Nunn (D-GA), Jay Nixon (D-MO-Gov.), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Julia Pierson, Jonathan Holmes Gruber, Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-TX), HOWARD DEAN, Timothy Kaine* (D-VA), Charles E. Samuels Jr., Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Dayton (Gov. MN-D), FORMER San Francisco Sheriff ROSS MIRKARIMI, John Kirby (State Department Spokesman), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, JOHN HICKENLOOPER (D-GOV-CO), Terry McAuliffe (D-VA), Attorney General LORETTA LYNCH, Veteran’s Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), James Comey, Ted Cruz (R-TX), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Huma Mahmood Abedin, David Schweikert (R-AZ), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

MSNBC, ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, Jesse Jackson, AL SHARPTON, UNITED NATIONS, Jane Fonda, LA RAZA, MOVEON.ORG, PETA, CAIR, BOB COSTAS (NBC), ESPN, The NFL, CNN, The Environmental Protection Agency, Al Jazeera America, Republican National Committee (RNC), NBC, CBS, CNBC, ABC, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Tom Steyer (Progressive Billionaire Opposing Keystone Pipeline), NBA, NHL, NOW (National Organization Of Women), Patricia Ireland, Planned Parenthood, Jesse Ventura, Geraldo Rivera FOX News, Juan Williams FOX News, The Washington Redskins Football Team, James Brown (CBS -NFL Pre-Game). CDC (Center for Disease Control), Bill O’Reilly FOX News, Shepard Smith FOX News, Alan Colmes FOX News, MICHAEL MOORE, Bryant Gumbel, BLACK LIVES MATTER, THE SIERRA CLUB, Megyn Kelly FOX News, Quentin Tarantino, The University of Missouri, Sean Hannity FOX News, Kirsten Powers FOX News, Matt Damon (supports seizure of firearms), Colin Kaepernick – QB San Francisco 49ers, SAN FRANCISCO 49ers for supporting Kaepernick

*By Request

MORE STUFF:

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, the people of San Angelo, Texas lost a really good man. His name was Richard James Burnett, but I along with many others knew him by “Dick” Burnett. I first met him at a retired police officer’s breakfast which takes place on the first Wednesday of each month. I guess I knew Dick for about 6 years. He was one of the nicest, kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Dick had been ill and experienced some major health problems over the past couple of years and at the time of his passing, he was 94 years old. I remember at one of the breakfasts celebrating Dick’s 90th birthday. I always admire his sense of humor and how sharp he was at age 90.

Dick’s wife had preceded him in death as did his brother and several sisters. Here is a man who served his country and his community all his life. He was a P-47 Thunderbolt Pilot in World War II and after his discharge graduated from Toledo University and went to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1947 and retired with 30 years of service in 1978. He then served two years as the Chief of Police in San Angelo, Texas and then was elected to the Texas House of Representatives where he served 4 terms before retiring in 1989.

In retirement, Dick continued to serve his community as President of Adult Daycare; The Community Justice Council; Crime Stoppers; Family Shelter; and the Retired Volunteer Program. He additionally served as the Director of the Tom Green County Tax Appraisal Boar and the Public Responsibility Committee.

Here was a man who spent his entire life serving his country and his community. And prior to the past couple of years, Dick had one of the sharpest minds I have ever seen in a man. I do know that our community and the world won’t be quite as interesting with Dick gone from our midst. I feel I have been honored to have known this good man.
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Yesterday, a good friend gave me an article describing some letters sent back in 1868 from one of his ancestors to the ancestor’s wife. These letters were extremely interesting with the first one being written from Fort Concho (I what is now San Angelo, Texas) on June 20, 1868. He was driving a herd of cattle from Caldwell, Texas to El Paso, Texas to be sold. On this drive to El Paso, he lost 50 head of cattle and had the herd sold for $18 per head. HOWEVER, the buyer backed out and he decided to drive the herd to Tucson, Arizona to be sold. On that part of the drive he writes of losing 37 head of horses due to an Indian attack. On September 21, 1868 he again wrote his wife from Tucson where he was unable to sell the cattle and decided to drive them to Los Angeles, California which he did and sold the herd there for $17,000 in gold. He also wrote of small pox breaking out along the Pacific Coast. NOW, as if this were not enough, when he returned to Texas, in 1869 he drove another herd to Abilene, Kansas. The article went on to say that this man died while chasing a cow on his ranch and falling from his horse in 1923. The man was W.H. Posey.

Now just stop and look at a U.S. map and check the distance from Caldwell, Texas to Los Angeles, California. I have no idea how many cowboys it took to make that drive and can only imagine the hardships and the weather they had to endure in order to complete their task. Then I read about the whiners in the NFL and the whiners in our society today and feel as if they all need a swift kick in their asses. They have no idea what real hardship is. SO to the MILLENNIALS who seem to be in a perpetual whining victim mode…… ADIOS TO YOU AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON!
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OH! One last item. If you happen to be black, PLEASE DO NOT RUN THE RISK OF OFFENDING PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA BY NOT VOTING. I watched a clip where he said that he would consider it as a PERSONAL AFFRONT to his LEGACY if the black community does not turn out to vote. Well, we can’t have that, can we? And can someone please tell me at what point during your lifetime has the division of the American public along racial lines been worse than it is at the present time. Well let me suggest to President Obama that he take his legacy and stick it up his backside.

GOOD GUYS:**

ALLEN WEST; JOHN BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE; DAVID CLARKE

** You may have noticed that all politicians have been removed from the Good Guy List. Sheriff David Clarke is the only exception.

SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK

JEM

They can put football where the sun don’t shine by Col Jeffrey A Powers USMC(ret)

If you’re still undecided on the issue of siting during the national anthem or just agnostic, this essay from Col Jeffrey A Powers USMC(ret) should help you to see the light.

From: Jeffrey powers
Date: September 13, 2016 at 9:57:58 PM EDT

Subject: To the NFL

Just sent this letter to the NFL commissioner

Commissioner
I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium.
I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.

Now I watch multi millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!

You are complicit in this!

You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the morale courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this.

Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner. What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?

I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone? Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is ok?

You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multimillion dollar contracts for playing a freaking game!

You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines.

Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles.
They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do 24/7 often with lead,not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many do t have legs or arms. Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.

I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!
Time to change the channel.

Col Jeffrey A Powers USMC(ret)
760-214-1722

Twilight of American Jewry by Caroline Glick

This week marked the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on America. Most of us didn’t realize it at the time, but those attacks also marked the beginning of the end of the golden age of American Jewry – on both sides of the ideological divide.

Most American Jews make their home on the political Left, and together with black Americans they comprise the most loyal Democratic voting bloc. American Jews have clung to the Democratic Party despite the fact that over the past decade and a half, their position in the party has become increasingly precarious.

After the September 11 attacks, the American anti-war movement rose as a force in the party. The movement was quick to conflate its anti-Americanism with hostility for Israel. Jewish anti-war activists were forced to choose between Zionism and pacifism.

And the situation has only grown worse over time.

As Gary Gambill of the Middle East Forum wrote this week in The National Interest, since the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel was founded in 2005, its members have gone from one leftist group to another and demanded that their members embrace the cause of Israel’s destruction.

Group after group – from the feminists, to the gay rights activists, to Occupy Wall Street, to Black Lives Matter – bowed to the BDS demand. Members who refused to condemn Israel and join the call for its destruction have been booted out.

As Prof. Alan Dershowitz wrote last month, this state of affairs has brought about a situation where progressive American Jews who support Israel – that is, the majority of American Jews – are increasingly finding themselves isolated, rejected by their fellow leftists.

In his words, “Over the past several years, progressive Jews and supporters of Israel have had to come to terms with the reality that those who do not reject Israel and accept the… BDS movement’s unique brand of bigotry are no longer welcome in some progressive circles. And while both the Democratic and Republican parties have embraced the importance of the US alliance with Israel, that dynamic is under threat more so than at any point in my lifetime.”

The radicalization of the American Left has caused a radicalization of the Democratic Party. This was made clear throughout this year’s Democratic primary season and during the party’s national convention. Today, the anti-Israel Left makes up not just the Democratic grassroots but also the major donors to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

The significance of this development for American Jews cannot be overstated. Even if Clinton herself doesn’t share the positions of the Bernie Sanders wing of her party, she cannot govern in defiance of its will.

And if she is elected in November, she won’t.

On the Republican side of the aisle, the situation is very different.

But it is also bad.

It isn’t that anti-Semites have taken over the party of Lincoln. To be sure, white supremacists like David Duke have made clear that they are happy to support Donald Trump. But unlike Clinton and the progressives, Trump never sought nor accepted their support. Moreover, in sharp contrast to the situation on the Democrat side of the aisle, Republican support for Israel is all but unanimous.

All of the Republican primary candidates were pro-Israel to varying degrees. The GOP platform passed at the convention is the most pro-Israel document in its history.

The problem on the Republican side of the aisle then is not that the party has turned against the Jews. The problem is that a large contingent of prominent Jewish Republicans has decided to commit political suicide.

Back in the mid-1970s, disgusted by the radicalization of the Democratic Party, particularly in connection with its prosecution of the Cold War, a significant group of predominantly Jewish intellectuals led by the likes of Irving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz came to the conclusion that they could no longer maintain their loyalty to the Democratic Party – which had been their political home for decades. With the rise of Ronald Reagan on the Republican side of the aisle, these prominent Jews broke with the Democrats, called themselves neoconservatives, and cast their lot with the GOP.

Some members of this group received influential appointments in the Reagan administration. Others used their intellectual skills and their media outlets to set out the intellectual basis for much of Reagan’s foreign and economic policies.

These Jewish Republicans enjoyed a far less congenial relationship with Reagan’s successor George H.W. Bush. But all the same, by and large they remained loyal Republicans. For their efforts they were appointed to significant positions in the George W. Bush administration.

After the September 11 attacks, prominent Jewish Republicans like Bush’s deputy defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz rose to national fame as they were widely credited – and often credited themselves – with shaping Bush’s counter-terrorism policies, including his decision to overthrow the Iraqi government and to make democratizing the Islamic world the goal of his counter-terrorism strategies worldwide.

Their star fell as quickly as it rose. As the public soured on Bush’s war policies, the first to be blamed for his failures were the Jewish Republicans who had been so outspoken about their roles in shaping his policies.

Some of the criticism was substantive and deserved. Much of it was bigoted.

The Republican establishment, for its part, remained staunchly loyal to Bush’s policies. Both John McCain and Mitt Romney supported them to varying degrees during their presidential bids.

That support was not shared by Republican voters, however. Over Obama’s eight years in office, the Republican base and as well as lawmakers became increasing hostile to the democratic interventionism championed by the Bush administration and disaffected with the war in Iraq.

Seemingly unaware of the shift, the same Jewish Republican policy-makers and writers most identified in the public mind with Bush’s failures went into the 2016 race assuming that as was the case in 2008 and 2012, the party would choose a candidate that largely supported their views.

Two prominent Republican candidates, Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Jeb Bush, met that expectation.

But contrary to their expectations, Rubio and Bush were flops. The voters rejected them. The two candidates that secured significant support – Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, were outspoken opponents of Bush’s policies.

Rather than repeat their practice from 1992 and accept the will of their fellow Republicans, this year the most prominent members of the Jewish Republican elite have opted to attack Trump and his voters.

That is, they have decided to commit political suicide.

Wolfowitz, along with Bush’s second term Treasury secretary Hank Paulson and several prominent lower level Jewish Republican policy-makers, announced they are voting for Clinton. Most members of the Jewish Republican elite have sufficed with refusing to endorse Trump. Some have become his most outspoken and vituperative critics.

Objectively, their behavior is irrational. With the radical takeover of the Democratic Party, these Republican rebels cannot hope to receive influential roles in a Clinton administration even if she throws some table scraps in their direction. And by attacking Trump and his voters, they are dooming themselves to political homelessness for at least a generation.

The prominence of Jewish Republicans in the Never Trump camp is liable to impact more than their personal career prospects. It is liable to adversely affect Republican attitudes toward Jews as Jews. And to their disgrace, the Jewish Republicans at the heart of the Never Trump camp are playing right into this unhealthy dynamic.

This week the Intelligence Squared debating society held a public debate in New York. The debate was posted on Real Clear Politics website.

Two sides debated the proposition that the American elites are to blame for Trump’s rise. Arguing in favor of the proposition were two Christian journalists – Tim Carney and Ben Domenech.

Arguing against it were two Jewish journalists – Bret Stephens (a former Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief) and Jennifer Rubin.

Both Rubin and Stephens voiced their support for Clinton’s controversial assertion that half of Trump’s supporters are deplorable, unworthy of attention, un-American and irredeemable.

For their part, Domenech and Carney argued that Stephens and Rubin were ignoring the social and economic dislocation of the lower middle class. They argued that the suffering of members of this group has caused millions of Americans to feel betrayed by their political elites and turn to Trump to put a stop to a political game they believe is rigged against them.

Two-thirds of the way through the event, Carney brought up religion.

Carney allowed that many of Trump’s supporters are indeed bigoted. However, he said that “as a Christian,” he couldn’t accept that they are irredeemable because Christianity teaches that all men can be saved.

Rather than grant his point or simply ignore it, Rubin chose to respond in the name of Judaism. In so doing, she turned the debate into a contest between Christianity and Judaism.

Incorrectly arguing that Judaism does not believe in repentance as a road to redemption, Rubin pointed to herself and Stephens and said sardonically, “We Jews just believe in good and evil. We don’t believe that everyone is redeemable.”

The Christians won the debate in a knockout.

Perhaps the most striking thing about the Jewish Republicans’ behavior is that while attacking the anti-Semites at the margins of the Republican Party, they ignore the anti-Semites at the heart of the Democratic Party.

While Trump has disavowed the support of the GOP’s Jew-hating wing, some of Clinton’s closest advisers harbor virulent anti-Semitic beliefs.

Take Sidney Blumenthal for instance. Blumenthal has been a close adviser to the Clintons for decades. We learned from Clinton’s emails made public earlier this year by Judicial Watch that Blumenthal was one of Clinton’s most intimate advisers throughout her tenure as secretary of state.

Blumenthal’s son Max is a raving anti-Semite. He calls for the destruction of Israel. He compares Israel to Nazi Germany and IDF soldiers to the Nazi SS.

Blumenthal Sr. is a proud father. He regularly shared his son’s ravings with Clinton, and she shared his delight. In eight separate emails over the course of her tenure in office, Clinton enthusiastically praised his Jew-hating propaganda.

In one message email, Clinton wrote, “Your Max is a mitzva.”

On the one hand then, we have the Jewish Democrats who are faced with a party that is increasingly controlled by anti-Semitic forces. And on the other hand we are in the midst of the collective political suicide of the Jewish Republican establishment.

It is hard to know how Israel will be affected by the dramatic enfeeblement of the American Jewish community that we are now witnessing. The fact remains that the vast majority of American support for Israel comes from the evangelical Christian community.

What is clear enough though is that the political waning of the Jewish community across the political spectrum means that the golden era of American Jewry is not only over. It is gone.

Originally published in The Jerusalem Post.

Only in America by unknown

This is so sad; from a proud, strong country to a laughing stock of the world.
Canadians Version of David Letterman’s Top 10. Just makes you want to shake your head in disbelief, and, just maybe choke someone in charge.

This is Canada ‘s Top Ten List of America ‘s Stupidity.
Of course we look like idiots – we are!

# 10 Only in America … could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate Obama campaign fund-raising event.

# 09 Only in America… could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black, 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanic

# 08 Only in America… could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

# 07 Only in America… can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

# 06 Only in America… would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens. (probably should be number one)

# 05 Only in America … could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be called EXTREMISTS

# 04 Only in America … could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

# 03 Only in America … could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

# 02 Only in America… could you collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7 Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

# 01 Only in America…. could the rich people – who pay 86% of all income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

Bonus: ” Only in America do you have to pass a drug test to get a pay check, yet any crack head can get their welfare check no questions asked.”

PLEASE DON’T KEEP THIS – SEND IT OUT TO YOUR ENTIRE LIST.

One Pissed Off Marine

Colin,

I wanted to take a couple of minutes to address your recent protest and refusal to stand during the playing of the national anthem citing the oppression of people of color saying, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” I feel ya, Kap. I mean how is it even fair that 3 of the top 5 contracts in the NFL are owned by black people? I mean you obviously speak from experience as a black man who has been oppressed being that your contract, which you recently signed and is the 5th highest contract in the league, will only pay you $114,000,000 for the next 6 years for playing a game.

Your refusal to honor the flag and the country that has oppressed you only shows just how immature and ignorant you are. What you fail to recognize is that flag you refuse to acknowledge is the same flag that represented the Union during the civil war, a war fought to free the slaves and the blacks. A war in which almost 2.9 million men enlisted to fight for the Union and of which almost 360,000 died. So, I see how you might be confused and think that that flag was so oppressive. Also, you may not have noticed, but since the civil war, that flag has represented the blanket of freedom that has protected your oppressed ass from tyranny. You may recall, if you paid attention in history class, a war during the 40’s in which the United States fought against the oppression and slaughter of a certain race, Jews not blacks in this case, but one in which another crapload of white kids gave their lives to free a people of another race. Or were you absent the day they taught that in your free public school?

With that said, may I ask how much of that oppressive $12 million you will make this year playing football have you earmarked to help raise awareness of such an oppressive country and try and make a change? I mean, one of the greatest things about that oppressive flag you refused to recognize is the fact that it represents a republic in which a popular vote can effect change. Please tell me you have pledged some of your fortune to make a difference and that you aren’t just sitting in your Bay Area mansion trying to draw attention to yourself since your obviously over inflated ego has taken a beating by being tossed around in trade talks because you are not quite as valuable to the franchise as your contract might warrant.

On another point, I have yet to read a story about how you refuse to cash your paycheck that is based on the U.S. dollar, a form of currency that is backed and protected by that dreadful flag you refuse to acknowledge. Will that be your next protest? I mean, if you are refusing to stand for an anthem and a flag that represents an oppressive nation, shouldn’t you also refuse to accept compensation in the form of currency that that nation uses? Just curious.

In closing, I guess I understand your stance and, as ironic as it is, that the flag and the 1st Amendment give you the right to make your stance. However, if you are sincere, I would expect you to go full force – refuse to be paid in US dollars, refuse the protection and rights afforded you by that flag and nation you refuse to acknowledge, and go and play your game in another country. I am sure you can find another place that is much less oppressive and much more appreciative of your views.

Sincerely,

One pissed off Marine”