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Obama endorses Macron

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According to news reports, President Obama has endorsed Mr. Macron in France.     This is what we learned:   

“I have admired the campaign that Emmanuel Macron has run,” Obama says in a video, which Macron shared Thursday.

“He has stood up for liberal values, he put forward a vision for the important role that France plays in Europe and around the world. And he is committed to a better future for the French people. He appeals to people’s hopes and not their fears.”      

We will see what happens on Sunday.    

Nevertheless, is it a good idea for former US presidents to endorse candidates in other countries’ elections?  

The answer is no.    

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May 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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What’s up with all of the anger coming from the left? 

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Guest: Frank Burke, author, businessman and contributor to American Thinker……..we will look at the anger coming from the left………….plus other stories……….

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May 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

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Stop whining Hillary Clinton

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In all fairness, it’s tough to lose an election.    We remember the times that we lost, such as Mr. Romney coming up short in 2012.    Frankly, I thought that Governor Romney was going to win and was depressed that he did not.   I felt the he same loss about Senator McCain in 2008, President Bush in 1992, Senator Dole in 1996 and other examples.

Again, it hurts to lose and I’ve always understood that when the other side loses.    In this case, the loss is compounded by the reality that most of the so called experts had Mrs. Clinton winning big.

Nevertheless, life goes on and no one wants a “whiner” or “sore loser”.

A few days ago, Mrs. Clinton spoke again about the election loss as reported by Gersh Kuntzman:

She also said she would discuss the mistakes she made during the campaign — then declined to mention even one. Instead, she fell back on the usual suspects: The Russians and FBI Director James Comey, who indeed meddled in the election at the last minute.

“If the election had been on Oct. 27, I would be your President,” she said.

Well, if the World Series was a “best of 5” then the Indians would have won!   It is a “best of 7” and the Cubs won the last 3 to win the trophy.

It’s time for Mrs. Clinton to stop talking about 2016 and go away as most of the others have done.

In the meantime. I hope that Democrats are taking note and moving beyond the Clintons and Obama.        The Clintons are corrupt and Obama cost you a 1,000 seats!

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May 4, 2017 at 12:30 pm

1974 and watching “Soul Train”

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On this day in 1974, we watched episode # 100 of “Soul Train”.    

The show started in the early 1970’s and it was fantastic.   It was like “American Bandstand” with a soul flavor.    Fabulous!


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May 4, 2017 at 8:30 am

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The Enemy Within – the Democrat version

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Years ago, I helped an old friend move to a new home.  

At one point, we ordered some pizza and sat down to take a little rest. We also found a box of old paperbacks from our school days. We found books by Barry Goldwater, Jimmy Carter, Alexander Haig, Richard Nixon, and The Enemy Within, a book written by Robert F. Kennedy in 1960. (My friend said that his dad had bought the book)

The book is a summary of a U.S. Senate investigation into organized crime. The information means nothing today except that the title is a perfect description of everything going on in the Democrat Party.

As Noah Rothman wrote, the party’s problems are Democrats:     

Since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, the party has found the enthusiasm commanded by its progressive members irresistible. 


The Democratic Party’s most celebrated personalities are self-identified progressives, but not necessarily self-identified Democrats. 

The chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee came down to a race between a progressive radical and a progressive populist — a race the progressive populist only just barely won. 

That chairman has since made it clear that the party he leads is no home for Americans who consider themselves, for example, pro-life, despite the fact that somewhere between 18 and 27 percent of Democrats would likely fall into that column.

This is a party that sees standing in schoolhouse doorways to block the entry of Trump appointees, destroying property, and scoffing at non-violent demonstrations as legitimate forms of “Resistance.” 

It is a party whose bitter luminaries reject even the pretense of reconciliation with the registered Democrats who broke ranks for Trump. 

It is a party that, when it tried to elevate a white southern Democratic former governor to repair its image among Trump voters, was laughed out of the room by the politically active celebrity left.

To their detriment, both the party’s elected leaders and its committee chairs are indulging the hyperbole that typifies the modern left. 

We see this hyperbole and lunacy everywhere, from Colbert imploding on TV to Democrats becoming the party of sanctuary cities.    

The insanity goes on. Mrs. Clinton was on TV discussing the 2016 election. It’s true that she accepted responsibility but did manage to bring in FBI Director James Comey, Russia, and the woman factor. Incredibly, no one asked the obvious question: did you really think that you could have a private server and hide it from everyone? Did it occur to you that such a bold move would come back to bite you? 

We are watching people go crazy by the minute. They say little but scream a lot.  

Maybe someone should bring a placard to the next Tom Perez speech. It can say in bold letters: There is too much leftism around here, Tom! Way too much for our electoral good!
Yes, the enemy is within and he or she or the other gender is a Democrat.

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May 4, 2017 at 6:36 am