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deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government

Saturday, January 14, 2017


‘I Don’t See Trump as a Legitimate President’

Congressman Lewis issued this declaration of war on Meet the Press, via a prerecorded interview.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee:
Barbara Lee:

‘I will not be celebrating. I will be organizing RESISTANCE’


You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.
And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. – Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton, 3rd debate on Mr Trump refusing to concede he might would automatically support the winner:
Let me respond to that, because that’s horrifying….
Now that is not the way our democracy works. We’ve been around for 240 years. We’ve had free and fair election. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them. And that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a debate stage during a general election. You know, president Obama said the other day when you’re whining —
Before you’re even finished, it shows you’re not up to doing the job. And let’s, you know, let’s be clear about what he is saying and what that means. He is denigrating, he is talking down our democracy.
And I for one am appalled that somebody who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind of position.
Brian Fallon, communications director of the Clinton Campaign, THIS WEEK
Every day there are new developments, new shoes dropping, so to speak, that call into question legitimacy of his win.

This blogger, after Obama won, simply said to President Obama, do one good thing, long after having heard his quote about bitter clingers, and his manifesto to Joe the Plumber about his job being to SPREAD IT AROUND (i.e. since it’s a zero sum game and you begin with only so many resources, then it’s FROM EACH according to his ability, TO EACH according to his needs). I was buoyed up and hopeful when he accepted the dinner invitation from George Will, Charles Krauthammer, et al.
The next thing to happen was the New Black Panthers being excused from carrying weapons by DoJ just outside the doorways to voting booths in Philadelphia on election day 2008. The came the rejection of EVERY SINGLE compromise idea the Republicans had with respect to Obamacare.
And here we are. Cynics then are regarded as hopeless unicorns now.
By the time you think you are being paranoid, the problem USUALLY is that you are not paranoid enough.
Well, never mind that the democrats, being the masters of PROJECTION they are (every time they issue their hysterical fears of what their opposition is about to do, you can bet it’s because IT’S WHAT THEY THINK IT’S WHAT THEY WOULD DO) … like expressing Trump restricting or killing freedom of speech, but preparing bills to make questioning SOME theories of climate change a CRIME (‘yes, but it’s for the children’s good, you see’) …never mind that…. if this is the kind, and quantity of resistance to be found BEFORE even taking office, if we have Mr. Schumer expressing he is preparing to stop all appointees for the entire term of Trump, if we have them ready to KILL Obamacare replacements, then here is what I think we will find compulsory…
The primary goal in the next 4 years SHOULD BE a minimum of 4% economic growth. If this is achieved ESPECIALLY at the local worker level, the policies will be a success and nothing else will matter. If it is achieved by the manipulation of financial products via Goldman Sachs, Citi and Wells Fargo, it is a failure, and you won’t find me supporting Trump.
Any policies and legislation which brings this about (INCLUDING mandatory education in robotics, NOW or the like, for instance) should be enacted, INCLUDING SCOTUS appointments.
DEPLOY the Senate nuclear option of 51 vote cloture for 2 years. OPEN the House to individual amendment introductions, to BOTH committee and floor vote so that any democrats can add ideas for up or down votes, and ENFORCE the 1 hour debate rule.
Use regular orders in the House immediately so that bill differences are hashed out with TIME LIMITS in conference to avoid the 60 vote senate baloney, when required.
I see not just a polarized society at this point, but an opposition so militant and BOLSHEVIK in attitude that if progress is to be made, it will have to be made in a way that INVITES cooperation at all times, but is prepared to move ahead if the party discipline of the Democrats (which given Nancy Pelosi’s re-election) is as prodigious as it seems.

Trump is liable to face an opposition which is lead by a TRUE racist at the helm of the DNC, whose leaders represent a TRUE extremist set of views and a party over what will have become a green line of an aisle which demands their followers regard him in the same manner as HAMAS regards Israel.


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Anonymous thelastenglishprince said...

The organized resistance is against the loss of their own political power, which was sustained by others who have had a loss of their own political power.

The real cranker is that their own diminishment of power is what has their engines in overdrive.

Let 'em try.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 12:16:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Isn't Congressman Lewis the "Guam will tip over" guy?

Saturday, January 14, 2017 12:24:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

The real cranker is that their own diminishment of power is what has their engines in overdrive.



There is no shift in power without great turbulence.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 12:26:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

AoW - Hank Johnson, I think

Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:01:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Yeah, Hank Johnson is the Guam tip over guy.

John Lewis was personally involved in the Civil Rights movement, having been a lead of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee from 63 to 66.

From Wiki:

John Lewis was the youngest of the Big Six civil rights leaders as chairman of SNCC from 1963 to 1966, some of the most tumultuous years of the Civil Rights Movement. During his tenure, SNCC opened Freedom Schools, launched the Mississippi Freedom Summer, and organized some of the voter registration efforts that led to the pivotal Selma to Montgomery marches. As the chairman of SNCC, Lewis had written a speech in reaction to the Civil Rights Bill of 1963. He denounced the bill because it didn't protect African Americans against police brutality. It also did not provide African Americans the right to vote.

He graduated from the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville and then received a bachelor's degree in Religion and Philosophy from Fisk University. As a student, Lewis was very dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement. He organized sit-ins at segregated lunch counters in Nashville and took part in many other civil rights activities as part of the Nashville Student Movement. He was instrumental in organizing student sit-ins, bus boycotts and nonviolent protests in the fight for voter and racial equality.

In 1960, Lewis became one of the 13 original Freedom Riders. There were seven whites and six blacks who were determined to ride from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans in an integrated fashion. At that time, several states of the old Confederacy still enforced laws prohibiting black and white riders from sitting next to each other on public transportation. The Freedom Ride, originated by the Fellowship of Reconciliation and revived by Farmer and CORE, was initiated to pressure the federal government to enforce the Supreme Court decision in Boynton v. Virginia (1960) that declared segregated interstate bus travel to be unconstitutional. In the South, Lewis and other nonviolent Freedom Riders were beaten by angry mobs, arrested at times and taken to jail. When CORE gave up on the Freedom Ride because of the violence, Lewis and fellow activist Diane Nash arranged for the Nashville students to take it over and bring it to a successful conclusion.

In 1963, when Chuck McDew stepped down as SNCC chairman, Lewis, one of the founding members of SNCC, was quickly elected to take over. Lewis's experience at that point was already widely respected. His courage and his tenacious adherence to the philosophy of reconciliation and nonviolence made him emerge as a leader. By this time, he had been arrested 24 times in the nonviolent struggle for equal justice. He held the post of chairman until 1966.

By 1963, as chairman of SNCC, he was named one of the "Big Six" leaders who were organizing the March on Washington, along with Whitney Young, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer and Roy Wilkins. The occasion of Dr. King's celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech, Lewis also spoke at the March and is its last remaining living speaker. At 23 he was the youngest speaker that day.[4]

Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:06:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

John Lewis is a big deal in history.

However, if he was more than an agitating crank at this point, you can be sure Obama would have had him on the podium a lot during his Presidency. No one seems to pay much attention to Lewis anymore, from what I can tell.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:08:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

BTW the saddest, and truly regrettable part of this is that John Lewis, who was a legitimately huge part of righteous desegregation, and had a had in killing a lot of institutional racism WAY WAY BACK WHEN ... has fallen to the same disease as the NAACP, and the SPLC

They are all now captive and or willing tolls and hacks of the far left, and unable to move out from under that IF THEY WISH TO.

Thus any real anti racism (which is left) is DISCREDITED before it gets off the ground, just as BLM is self destructive.

We have moved from MLK>Jesse Jackson>Al SHarpton>BLM,New Black Panthers>approaching sedition?

From Truly Right, to WTF?, to you are lunatics, and if you continue you are becoming a danger to us all

I will defend your right to be an asshole, but a whole lot further than than, we better discuss where rights end

Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:08:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

That is NOT to diminish the point of Epa's article, the importance of which is manifestly true, in my opinion.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:08:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

That's right. Hank Johnson.

I am worn out with these people opposed to the legitimacy of the election of Donald Trump, about whom Obama said in his Farewell Speech was "freely and fairly elected."

Saturday, January 14, 2017 1:17:00 pm  
Blogger WC said...

The burning hatred of the Left is astonishing. Almost Nazi-like. I am not a religious person - spiritual not religious - but if their is a balancing power in the universe, the karma coming back at these hate filled people will be enormous. Sane people from all stripes will write them off at the least as ignorant or they will experience untold resistance at the worst.

Trying to use my words delicately.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 4:42:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I found this on blog rounds:

“When asked about where in the Constitution, Congress gets the right to force Americans to purchase health insurance, Congressman Lewis said the following:

Well, when you start off with the Preamble of the Constitution, you talk about the pursuit of happiness. You go to the 14th Amendment–it’s equal protection under the law and we have not repealed the 14th Amendment. People have a right to have health care. It’s not a privilege but a right”

He confused the Declaration and the Constitution.

Did Lewis really say the above?

Saturday, January 14, 2017 10:20:00 pm  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

Both CNSnew and the Blaze report that comment as accurate Jan 19-20, 2011

Sunday, January 15, 2017 12:41:00 pm  

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