“THE AGE OF OUTRAGE” MICHAEL OBERNDORF

The Age of Outrage

The history of American government has never been free from scandals and corruption of one sort or another. However, what we’re witnessing today makes these past incidents seem like mere peccadillos. The millions and billions of dollars involved in the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play deals, the Uranium 1 deal Hillary Clinton arranged for Putin and Russia, and the millions and billions in contracts the FBI, under the directorship of supposedly squeaky-clean Robert Mueller, awarded to Lockheed-Martin after his old buddy, James Comey, left the FBI and become their General Counsel, and who was then personally compensated with millions of dollars, are just a few examples of the financial crimes that appear to be committed regularly by denizens of the Swamp, and conspicuously ignored by the Department of Justice.

Unfortunately, these outrageous crimes pale in comparison with the political ones, often committed by the same bad actors. Comey and numerous high-ranking FBI co-conspirators like Andrew McCabe, Bruce Ohr (and his wife), Peter Strzok, lawyers Lisa Page and James Baker, just to name the most obvious ones, have conspired to overthrow the 2016 Presidential Election. Repeat: overthrow. And Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein enabling Robert Mueller and his totally illegitimate “investigation” are part and parcel of this attempted coup d’état. America has never experienced anything so clearly aimed at the destruction of the Constitution, the Rule of Law, our democratic republican form of government, and ultimately, our traditional American freedom and liberty. It is without doubt a scheme concocted at the highest levels of the blatantly leftist Democrat Party – Can you say, “Barack Hussein Obama”, boys and girls? Sure, you can! – and clearly approved of by Hillary Clinton, since it has, so far, kept her out of jail.

The list of crimes includes, too, massive election fraud by the Democrats, who admittedly rigged their own primaries so Bernie Sanders couldn’t win. It’s estimated that at least three million illegal votes went to Clinton in the general election, but it likely was closer to five million. Outrageous, the number of districts that had more votes cast than they had registered voters, and yet crickets from the FEC (Federal Election Commission) and the Justice Department, and the lying, fake news enemy of We, the People, the “mainstream” media. The evidence is undeniable, and completely negates the hysterical claims that Clinton won the popular vote.

But perhaps the most outrageous of all these outrages is the flagrant, unabashed complicity of the Department of Justice, and the Department of State, in abetting and covering up these crimes. Add to this, the so-called “Resistance” among lower level government employees, employees guilty of insubordination and not uncommonly, sabotage of Trump administration programs and policies, and you have a government infested with conspirators in sedition. Calling it a Swamp is an understatement.

This, of course, brings us to the dishonorable Jeff Sessions, former U.S. Senator, and now, ostensibly, Attorney General of the United States.

Donald Trump has done an extraordinary job as president, perhaps the best job of any president since Washington. However, he’s a human just like the rest of us, and therefore not perfect, and capable of making occasional mistakes. Appointing Sessions AG was clearly a mistake. The evidence of criminal behavior of all of the above-mentioned miscreants and many not named is clear and unequivocal, yet the DoJ under Sessions has yet to appoint prosecutors, impanel any grand juries, hand down indictments, etc., etc., ad nauseam. Instead, they have enabled the outrageous Mueller political witch hunt to continue unabated, in spite of its total failure to come up with any evidence of wrong-doing by Donald Trump, his administration, or his campaign.

Sessions needs to resign. Now. The fact that he has not, and will eventually force Trump to fire him, is another transparently political Swamp conspirator move, trying to get Trump to do something that the leftist Democrats and their Propaganda Ministry, aka, the “mainstream” media, can claim is an attempt to “obstruct justice”. I assume that Trump is waiting until the day after the mid-term elections to fire this cowardly turncoat, thus depriving the seditionist conspirators of another phony accusation against him, to be used, to paraphrase B. Hussein Obama, to “wee-wee up” the wacko leftist Democrat base.

I trust Donald Trump implicitly. He has shown many times that mistakes can be learned from and corrected, and I expect him to do so in this case. I also expect him to take the coming Red Wave as a mandate to aggressively clean out the disloyal, scofflaw, seditious government employees who have willingly participated in this attempted coup, especially in the departments of Justice and State.

Then, at last, we can get down to the business we elected him and the Republican majority to do: Build the Wall, and repeal ObozoCare.

HATE FROM THE DESPICABLE DEMOCRATS KEEPS ON COMING

Not a day goes by without some progressive pundit, talking head journalist, also-ran comedian mocking the Trump administration and his family. But it goes to far when they cast their wrath at the FLOTUS.  These pukes have gone so low as to target the President’s son Barron. But this is was unexpected. To see the left demagogues take the law road attacking the President’s wife and son is beyond the pale.

Once they saw the handwriting on the wall on the night of November 8th the accusations, vilification, false accusations, scorn and ridicule movement went into high gear. 

Hillary called us Deplorable and then she trampled on the Women who voted for Trump as if they didn’t have a mind of their own. We waited eight years to depose a president who sided with the enemy and BTW while Hillary was Secretary of State she was responsible for four of our brave men being slaughtered to death in Benghazi. Then she lied about it. She, a megalomaniac, who has accepted the devistating defeat she took at the hands of the American voter.

Trump came to Washington because most of Americans were fed up, fed up with Big Government, fed up with lies and fed up with Fake news.  Trump is in the process of outing the skeemers and skammers, he is slowly cleaning up the Swamp and the hellhole of the insiders who work for themselves and not us. The bureaucracy is hell bent on destroying Trump – they are prejudiced, biased and belligerent.

In a bizarre response, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel launched an attack on Melania Trump over the White House annual Easter Egg Roll. First he derided Melania as being uninvolved in the set-up of the event. “Not a chance she did one thing to help set that up. There’s no — she didn’t dye eggs, she didn’t fill baskets.” 

Cal Thomas: We’re heading for a breaking point in Washington

That is why certain issues resurface during (and between) election cycles. Issues like the poor (but likely only when Republicans are in power, not when Democrats hold the majority), education (stated goals are never achieved, and no matter how much is spent it is never enough, which is why the left opposes school choice), the environment (“climate change” appears to remain an unchallengeable doctrine for the left, though there is some evidence ignored by liberal media that strongly suggests otherwise), taxes and spending (history shows the benefits of small government and low taxes, but in an age of envy, greed and entitlement one finds it increasingly difficult to teach self-reliance when the federal government is seen by too many as a giant ATM).

HOW DEEP IS THE SWAMP – READ THIS – NO MATTER HOW COLD YOU ARE THIS WILL GET YOUR BLOOD BOILING

Tens of thousands of federal employees earn more money than any U.S. governor, according to a new report that reveals some eye-popping stats on government spending for the federal workforce.

The 40-page report, titled “Mapping the Swamp” and released by government watchdog group OpenTheBooks, focused on the “size, scope and power” of the federal government — and found salary spending for high-paid employees on the rise.

“The number of highly compensated federal employees is growing,” the report said, describing six-figure salaries as increasingly common.

According to the report, the number of federal employees making $200,000 or more increased by 165 percent between fiscal 2010 and 2016. Federal employees making $150,000 or more grew by 60 percent, with the number making more than $100,000 increasing by 37 percent in the same time period.

The group put its figures in context by comparing these plush payment packages with those of America’s governors.

“Nearly 30,000 rank-and-file federal employees who received more than $190,823 out-earned each of the 50 state governors,” the report said.

Currently, the top gubernatorial earners are Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, who makes $190,823; Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, who makes $187,500; and California Gov. Jerry Brown, who makes $182,971. The lowest-paid governor is Maine Gov. Paul LePage, making just $70,000, according to numbers from Ballotpedia.

According to the “Mapping the Swamp” report, a total of 406,960 federal employees made six-figure incomes in fiscal 2016 – that’s roughly one in five federal employees.

“There is a new ‘minimum wage’ for federal bureaucrats – at 78 departments and independent agencies, the average employee made $100,000 or more,” OpenTheBooks said in a statement.

In fiscal 2016, the United States Postal Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs employed more than half of federal employees. USPS employed 32 percent of all disclosed federal employees, totaling 621,523 people on the payroll; and the VA employed the second-most employees with 372,614.

The analysis is incomplete, however, as there are a number of federal employees who have not disclosed their salaries.

“We found small and large agencies across the federal government gaming the system for personal gain – and it’s expensive for the taxpayer,” OpenTheBooks.com CEO and founder Adam Andrzejewski said in a statement. “Congress should hold hearings to bring transparency to all the information we’re still missing, including performance bonuses and pension payouts. It’s time to squeeze out waste from compensation and stop abusive payroll practices.”

The report said the federal government pays its disclosed workforce $1 million per minute and more than a half-billion dollars per day.

Federal employees also are given considerable paid-time-off. According to the report, on average, federal employees are given 10 federal holidays, 13 sick days, and 20 vacation days per year.

“If each employee used 13 sick days and took 20 vacation days in addition to the 10 federal holidays, it would cost taxpayers an estimated $22.6 billion annually,” the report said.

WHAT DO THEY DO ALL DAY? PROBABLY NOTHING, BUT THINK UP WAYS TO SABOTAGE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION