The Tragedy That Is America Today

14 01 2023

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

God love them, many Americans are ignorant about politics, which has been true for generations.  Understandably they are focused on their day-to-day lives, and how to put food on their tables and a roof over their heads, and find schools that will educate their children.  Many have not moved far from where they were born and raised, and they have never traveled abroad.  But they have a gut and abiding sense about what is right and wrong.

Two tsunamis hit all of us: China’s Covid pandemic, and Brain Dead Joe Biden’s presidency.  Like whirlwinds, these two events turned things upside down.  Jobs were lost; businesses were shuttered; and lives were changed forever.  China has never paid reparations, much less in the trillions of dollars that are owed globally[2]; and waiting in the wings for Biden to croak are Willie Brown’s former ho Kamala Harris, and Nancy Pelosi’s California uber-Leftist relation Gavin Newsom.[3]

The Biden-Harris presidency has been a disaster of monumental proportions.  Our borders have been flung wide open, encouraging the cartels to bring China’s Fentanyl and other killer drugs into the country.[4]  Human trafficking has become the norm; and the tragedies have been unspeakable.[5]  There is nothing positive about the Biden-Harris presidency; and the hierarchy of the “progressive” Democrats know this better than anyone.[6]

Organized religion has been a threat to Biden, Pelosi and their ilk, who have masqueraded as devotees.  Even America’s smallest religions have been threatened; for example, as anti-Semitism has risen nationally and globally.  Yet, the sowers of evil will reap a whirlwind—or their just “rewards,” which are coming.  The pendulum swings, and it is moving now. 

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© 2023, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/   He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service).  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See Timothy D. Naegele, “The Coronavirus and Similar Global Issues: How to Address Them,” 137 BANKING L. J. 285, 302 (June 2020) (Naegele June 2020) (Timothy D. Naegele) [NOTE: To download The Banking Law Journal article, please click on the following link] https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/timothy-d.-naegele.pdf

Boy Stance from London commented on MailOnline:  “2yrs ago you’d be burnt at the stake by the Covid Zealots for even suggesting this.”  See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11633619/U-S-says-Pfizers-bivalent-COVID-shot-linked-stroke-older-adults.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

[3]  See, e.g., https://www.wnd.com/2023/01/tucker-carlson-dems-pushing-biden/ (“Tucker Carlson: Dems pushing Biden out”)

[4]  See, e.g., https://www.brookings.edu/research/china-and-synthetic-drugs-control-fentanyl-methamphetamines-and-precursors/ (“China and synthetic drugs control: Fentanyl, methamphetamines, and precursors”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11632637/Three-Salvadoran-sisters-stranded-islet-Rio-Grande-U-S-Mexico-border.html (“Three Salvadoran sisters aged one, six and nine found abandoned by migrant smugglers on an islet on Rio Grande at U.S. Mexico border: Eldest child was clutching baby in her arms”)

[6]  See supra n.3.





Lots Of American Voters Aren’t Wedded To Either Political Party, And May Boycott Both

17 11 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

I began as a Democrat in a devoutly-Republican, Southern California family, because of John F. Kennedy.  Indeed, I was in Los Angeles’ Coliseum when he gave his acceptance speech at the 1960 Democratic Convention, even though I was not old enough to vote.  Years later, I passed up a chance to return to a prestigious law firm in San Francisco because I thought service to my country was the right thing to do.[2]

I spent two years at the Pentagon as an Army officer assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency, and then pounded the corridors of Capitol Hill, trying to find a job, which I did.  It was heady work, with some of the political giants of the times.[3]  But there was and is a seedy side to American politics, which equaled or surpassed what happened in Hollywood (or Los Angeles) where I grew up.[4]

When I left the U.S. Senate, I concluded that the Democrats were “evil” but smart, while the Republicans were “Neanderthals” and dumb.[5]  Hence, I became an Independent and have been one ever since.  The Kennedy men, I learned, were evil—with essentially no redeeming qualities.  And the Democrats have rigged elections, including JFK’s in 1960.[6]

They have targeted their Republican opponents unmercifully, including Richard Nixon with Watergate, Ronald Reagan with Iran Contra, and Donald Trump—who has been attacked from Day One of his quest for political office.  And the Republicans are too stupid or inept to stop them.  We have Brain Dead Joe Biden in the White House, with Willie Brown’s former ho Kamala Harris waiting in the wings for him to croak, yet the Republicans seem unwilling or impotent to jettison them.[7]

What both political parties don’t appreciate, much less fathom fully, is that Americans don’t need either political party.  Lots of us stopped voting for Democrats years ago; and as we see the “vested interests” in the GOP targeting Trump, it is very easy for us to abstain from voting altogether.  The problem is that by defaulting, the Democrats become the victors, in perpetuity.  Therein lies the rub.  Another factor is that the Democrats might have gotten crushed except for young voters who were swayed by the abortion issue, and tragically have supported Infanticide.[8]

Meanwhile, Brain Dead Joe takes his pathetic “victory lap” globally, conceding that China owns Taiwan, just as he ceded Afghanistan to the Taliban.[9]  The GOP needs to dump Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy as leaders.  They are feckless at best.[10]  And never underestimate Donald Trump, nor discount the possibility that he will return to the presidency.  The always-despicable Democrats, the “vested interests” in the GOP, and their fellow travelers will try to convince you otherwise.[11]

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/   He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service).  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inauguration_of_John_F._Kennedy (“Inauguration of John F. Kennedy”); see also https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/

[3]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/edward-w-brooke-is-dead/ (“Edward W. Brooke Is Dead”)

[4]  See supra n. 3 and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/11/10/have-american-voters-indicted-the-gop/ (“Have American Voters Indicted The GOP?”), n. 13 and https://variety.com/2022/film/news/jennifer-siebel-newsom-harvey-weinstein-testimony-trial-1235431726/ (“In Tearful Testimony, Jennifer Siebel Newsom Alleges Harvey Weinstein Raped Her: ‘This Is My Worst Nightmare’”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11427405/Gavin-Newsoms-wife-Jennifer-Siebel-breaks-tears-Harvey-Weinsteins-LA-rape-trial.html (“Gavin Newsom’s wife Jennifer Siebel says Harvey Weinstein had ‘distorted fish like’ genitals – California first lady breaks down in tears at LA rape trial as she tells jury how he ‘zeroed’ in on her at Toronto Film Festival”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/washington-is-one-of-the-sickest-cities-on-earth/ (“Washington Is One Of The Sickest Cities On Earth”)

[5]  See, e.g.https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/29/the-democrats-are-evil-but-smart-while-the-republicans-are-neanderthals-and-dumb/  (“The Democrats Are Evil But Smart, While The Republicans Are Neanderthals And Dumb”)

[6]  See, e.g.https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/ronald-reagan-and-john-f-kennedy-a-question-of-character/ (“Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy: A Question of Character”) and  https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/john-f-kennedy-the-most-despicable-president-in-american-history/ (“John F. Kennedy: The Most Despicable President In American History”)

[7] See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/11/10/have-american-voters-indicted-the-gop/  (“Have American Voters Indicted The GOP?”)

[8]  See, e.g., https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/12/politics/young-voters-democrats-midterm-elections/index.htmlsee also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2021/12/01/imagine-being-the-greatest-killers-in-history/ (“Imagine Being The Greatest Killers In History”)

[9]  See, e.g., https://apnews.com/article/g-20-summit-biden-indonesia-asia-553d2facfd62687f559ebfa82c68f717 (“Foreign trip becomes victory lap for strengthened Biden”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11425787/Biden-says-theres-no-imminent-threat-Beijing-invade-Taiwan-Xi-said-red-line.html (“Biden insists there’s no ‘imminent threat’ Beijing will invade Taiwan”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2021/08/30/the-taliban-are-victorious/ (“The Taliban Are Victorious”)

[10] Cassidy Lee from Panama City, Florida commented on MailOnline, and speaks for vast numbers of Americans:

“I also continue to support Trump. What the media has done to the man is criminal.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11426433/Inside-Maga-heartlands-voters-Trump.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

See also https://www.dickmorris.com/trumps-record-9-wins-6-losses-lunch-alert/ (“Trump’s Record: 9 Wins – 6 Losses”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11426433/Inside-Maga-heartlands-voters-Trump.html (“Inside the Maga heartlands where voters still back Trump”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11432921/Donald-Trump-announces-running-president-2024.html (“‘Make America great and glorious again’: Trump defies Republican critics by officially announcing he IS running for president in 2024 for the third time in front of Melania and Barron – and says U.S. ‘can’t take four more years’ of Biden and the Democrats”) and https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/after-midterm-election-challeges-democrats-republicans (“After midterm election, the challenges facing Democrats and Republicans”)

At the very least, McCarthy must not stand in the way of investigations into the criminality of Joe and Hunter Biden, the AG Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray and others.

See, e.g., https://www.wnd.com/2022/11/republicans-lining-investigations-bidens-covid-jan-6/ (“Republicans lining up investigations into Bidens, COVID, Jan. 6”)

While McConnell may hang on for a while, he too must be dumped.

See, e.g., https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/16/us/politics/mitch-mcconnell-rick-scott-senate.html (“Mitch McConnell Beats Rick Scott in Republican Senate Leadership Fight”)

[11]  See, e.g., https://www.nysun.com/article/trump-puts-america-first-in-visionary-speech (“Trump Puts America First in Visionary Speech”) and https://www.nysun.com/article/trump-showing-a-new-temperateness-declares-for-a-second-term-and-turns-to-the-issues and https://www.westernjournal.com/democrat-thinks-won-race-turns-reporting-error-republican-actually-won/  (“Democrat Thinks She Won Her Race, Turns Out It Was a Reporting Error and the Republican Actually Won”) and  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11437159/Republicans-House-GOP-finally-reaches-218-seats-majority-Democrats.html  (“‘I congratulate leader McCarthy’: Biden says he is ‘ready to work’ with new House leader – who replaces Nancy Pelosi – as GOP finally reaches 218 seats to take majority over the Democrats”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11436619/What-happens-Trump-doesnt-win-2024-Republican-nomination-Political-strategists-weigh-in.html (“Trump’s speech proved he has gone from the ‘800-pound’ to the ‘500-pound gorilla in the room’ – but he is still a Republican nightmare and if he runs as a third party candidate the GOP is in trouble, strategists say”) and https://theconversation.com/no-an-indictment-wouldnt-end-trumps-run-for-the-presidency-he-could-even-campaign-or-serve-from-a-jail-cell-194425 (“No, an indictment wouldn’t end Trump’s run for the presidency – he could even campaign or serve from a jail cell”) and https://www.wsj.com/articles/oh-trump-believes-in-yesterday-2024-announcement-victim-front-runner-desantis-fundraising-emails-georgia-runoff-11668627053 (“Oh, Trump Believes in Yesterday”)

Dump Brain Dead Joe, McCarthy, Pelosi and their ilk, and Republicans like Karl Rove who gave us the Iraq War—in which more than 5,000 Americans died and many more were maimed for life, and staggering amounts of money were wasted for nothing—and never trust any of them.

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11439847/GOP-claims-Biden-involved-Hunters-deals-White-House-spent-250K-deflecting-stories.html (“‘Biden was chairman of the board’: Republicans claim President IS compromised by Hunter’s foreign deals involving 50 countries, insist bank accounts were ‘co-mingled’ and White House spent $250K to deflect damaging stories”)

Payback is beginning!





Have American Voters Indicted The GOP?

10 11 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

“Republicans In Shock” was one of the headlines at the once-conservative and bellwether Drudge website.[2]  Another was “Fox News Freaks,” which aptly describes the reaction by most at the largely-conservative news network’s roundtable of its anchors and invited guests.  This brings to mind the folk tale about Chicken Little, who believes the world is coming to an end, and proclaims: “The sky is falling.”[3]

Political pundit and former Clinton adviser Dick Morris says nonsense.  The Republicans have made enormous progress; and Donald Trump has made all the difference.  Without him, none of this would have been possible.[4]

When I left the U.S. Senate, I concluded that the Democrats were “evil” but smart, while the Republicans were “Neanderthals” and dumb.  This was the resounding message or takeaway from Tuesday’s national elections, and why I have been an Independent for so many years.[5]

Tragically, we live in a Kardashian nation where bimbos can become billionaires; organized religion is despised, and God is honored in the breach; human lives are devalued, with abortions on demand—or Infanticide—being championed; and Brain Dead Joe Biden in the White House, with Kamala Harris waiting in the wings for him to croak.

Our allies don’t understand or respect us, while our enemies—principally Xi Jinping in China, Russia’s butcher Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un—are moving globally like chess masters to weaken if not destroy us. In short, the inmates are in charge of the asylum; and the GOP’s predicted “red wave” did not materialize . . . although Donald Trump’s endorsed candidates were very successful.

American politics seems to reside in the status quo; and one wonders whether Donald Trump can breath life into its body and soul before the 2024 presidential elections.  His “MAGA” or “Make America Great Again” followers have to be dispirited.  And the Trump haters are dancing with joy, believing that he may be indicted and fade into the rear-view mirror of history.

Like Mark Twain, the reports of his death and political demise may be an exaggeration and premature.[6]  Like Lazarus, he may rise from the grave.[7]  Those who wish the worst for Trump, and believe he is a crass opportunist, may find themselves on the wrong side of history.  He and Mark Twain may have the last laugh; and may not be consigned to the ash heap of history.

In the interim, the midterm elections are essentially over; and Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and their thoroughly-evil Democrats must be counted as losers.  While in the vernacular of the surfing world, it wasn’t known as “wipeout”—a red wave did engulf them.  By all reckoning, they did lose control of the House of Representatives; and yes, it’s an opportune time to gloat and for “payback,” after everything they have put our great country and all Americans through.[8]

Many of us began as Democrats, and are enraged by how our former party has become so radicalized.  Perhaps George Orwell described it best in his prescient Animal Farm, when he wrote about the takeover by the Pigs, and how they subjugated the other animals.[9]  Clearly, the Pigs today—or the uber-Leftists, “Progressives” and eco-Nazis—must be obliterated, never to rise again.[10]

Every single policy change that they initiated after stealing the 2020 election from Donald Trump must be reversed and eliminated forever.  Their lackeys in the media who covered for them and became co-conspirators, via “Fake News,” must be fired.  Elon Musk threw out the number of 75 percent with respect to Twitter’s staff.  It must be decimated.[11]  At America’s corrupt “Department of Justice” and FBI, the housecleaning must be complete and unprecedented.[12]

This leads to a discussion of 2024, and who will represent each of America’s two major political parties.  California’s Governor Gavin Newsom, who is related to Nancy Pelosi, may lead the Democrats’ list.  But his star is fading, inter alia, because of his wife’s links to Harvey Weinstein.[13]  Donald Trump is expected to run again, perhaps with Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis as his running mate, which may be formidable and unbeatable.

All of this is occurring against the backdrop of a possible nuclear confrontation, which might destroy the United States.  This too is a direct result of Joe Biden’s mental incapacity, and criminality.[14]  Where is God in the midst of such changes, and what so many perceive as utter chaos and Godlessness?[15]

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/   He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service).  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-takeaways-9381d3aaff26d19da95506e045fcd6e1 (“Election takeaways, take 2: Congress control on knife’s edge”)

[3]  See, e.g., https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henny_Penny (“Henny Penny”)

[4]  See https://www.dickmorris.com/red-wave-rising-still-lunch-alert/ (“Red Wave Rising . . . Still”)

[5]  Obviously, there are vast numbers of Democrats who are “victims,” and have voted for Republicans or decided not to vote at all.  Like the author of this article, they believe their party has left them.  And they disagree with its trajectory.

See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/08/28/the-american-left-and-its-eco-nazis-are-certifiably-crazy/  (“The American Left And Its Eco-Nazis Are Certifiably Crazy”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11365389/Photos-Hunter-Bidens-Chinese-business-partner-toasting-Vladimir-Putin.html (“Hunter’s ties that bind: Chinese business partner of president’s son is pictured raising a glass with Vladimir Putin in 2017 – as texts reveal he was given the green light by President Xi Jinping – ‘#1’ – to cement oil deal with the Bidens”).

As Succession from Cold Harbor, Canada commented on MailOnline:

“[D]o the right thing. Dump the Democrats.”

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11390237/Republicans-drop-1-000-page-report-saying-FBI-rotted-core-downplayed-Hunter-Biden.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

In response to former House Speaker Newt Gingich’s “roadmap” to the elections, Maga2020yeah from Taunton, Massachusetts added on MailOnline:

“This administration has been so bad it should keep the dems out of control for at least the next 20 years.”

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11393489/Your-unmissable-guide-Tuesdays-seismic-elections-former-Speaker-House-NEWT-GINGRICH.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

[6]  See, e.g., https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_premature_obituaries

[7]  See, e.g., https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2011%3A38-44&version=NKJV (“John 11:38-44 NKJV – Lazarus Raised from the Dead”)

[8]  See, e.g.,  https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/09/30/the-democrats-are-our-enemies/ (“The Democrats Are Our Enemies”)

[9]  See, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm#Plot_summary

[10]  Joe Biden must be impeached and removed from the presidency.  Aside from his obvious mental incapacities, he is a criminal and must be treated as such.

See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11368895/President-Biden-claims-FIFTY-FOUR-states-concerns-age-continue-mount.html (“Sure about that, Joe? President Biden, 79, claims US has FIFTY-FOUR states as concerns continue to mount about his cognitive abilities”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11380139/Bidens-gaffe-filled-speech-Calls-Debbie-Wasserman-Schultz-senator-says-son-Beau-died-Iraq.html (“Biden’s gaffe-filled speech: President refers to congresswoman as ‘senator’, claims son Beau died in Iraq and makes bizarre claim he met the ‘inventor’ of insulin – a naturally occurring hormone discovered in 1921”)

Obviously, what to do about Kamala Harris is the next order of business.  She is pathetic, and the laughingstock of the world.

See, e.g.https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/10/republicans-investigate-possible-impeachment-joe-biden/671859/  (“The Impeachment of Joe Biden”)

This article is weak, but it discusses many of the relevant issues.  Among those that are implicit is Jim Jordan’s role as a future Speaker, replacing Kevin McCarthy and Nancy Pelosi.

See https://www.mediaite.com/election-2022/knives-are-out-for-kevin-mccarthy-fox-news-jacqui-heinrich-reports-gop-drama-following-underwhelming-midterms/ (“‘Knives are Out for Kevin McCarthy’: Jacqui Heinrich Reports”); see also https://saraacarter.com/jordan-warns-doj-and-fbi-not-immune-from-transparency-or-above-accountability/#comment-4223

Groups such as J Street, which champion reconciliation between the Palestinians and the Israelis, have become de facto arms of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), or “DNC-lite.”  They preach hatred of Donald Trump, the MAGA (or “Make America Great Again”) movement, and Republicans; and they desperately try to avoid becoming irrelevant and losing their fund-raising capabilities.

See, e.g., https://forward.com/news/523644/j-street-domestic-policy-demoracy-aipac/  (“Here’s why J Street isn’t focusing on Israel ahead of midterm elections”)

[11]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/09/18/twitter-engages-in-racist-censorship-and-is-un-american/ (“Twitter Engages In Racist Censorship, And Is Un-American”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11363659/Done-deal-Elon-Musk-formally-takes-Twitter-fires-executives.html  (“Musk to welcome Trump back onto Twitter as he reverses lifetime bans, takes helm as CEO and tweets ‘the bird is freed’ – after firing executives including Parag Agrawal who walks away with $42M”)

Agrawal’s severance package should be terminated, without a penny being paid.

See, e.g, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11370105/Musk-fired-four-Twitter-executives-cause-attempt-avoid-paying-MILLIONS.html  (“Musk fired Twitter execs ‘for cause’ to ‘avoid paying out MILLIONS'”); see also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11367419/General-Motors-suspended-ads-Twitter-right-Elon-Musk-head-rival-Tesla-took-over.html (“General Motors suspended ads on Twitter right after Musk took over”)

GM and its dealerships should be boycotted.

[12]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11390237/Republicans-drop-1-000-page-report-saying-FBI-rotted-core-downplayed-Hunter-Biden.html (“Republicans drop 1,000 page report saying FBI is ‘rotted at its core’, manipulated domestic violent extremism statistics for political purposes, and deliberately downplayed ‘serious allegations of wrongdoing’ from Hunter Biden”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11391407/House-Judiciary-Committee-says-FBI-turned-blind-eye-Hunters-foreign-business-deals.html (“Bombshell congressional report says FBI ‘turned a blind eye’ to Hunter Biden paying thousands ‘to individuals involved in human trafficking and organized prostitution’ and his dodgy foreign deals revealed on laptop in weeks before 2020 election”); see also https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/3710063-gop-bracing-for-trump-indictment-soon-after-election-day/  (“GOP bracing for Trump indictment soon after Election Day”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11375715/Republicans-privately-bracing-Trump-INDICTED-midterm-elections-Report.html (“Republicans are privately bracing for Trump to be INDICTED 60 to 90 days after the midterm elections, report says – and think a prosecution could HELP him gain more support”)

At the very least, AG Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray must be indicted, convicted and imprisoned for their many crimes.  Retribution must be swift, but it must not stop with them.

See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/the-united-states-department-of-injustice/ (“The United States Department of Injustice”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/the-department-of-injustices-inspector-general-is-complicit-in-the-deep-state-cover-up/ (“The Department Of Injustice’s Inspector General Is Complicit In The Deep-State Cover-Up!”)

See also https://www.nysun.com/article/alito-fears-assassination-as-investigation-into-supreme-court-leak-goes-radio-silent  (“Alito fears ‘Assassination’ as Investigation Into Supreme Court Leak Goes Radio Silent”)

If the Supreme Court had a competent Chief Justice instead of the pathetic John Roberts, the leaker(s) would have been ferreted out by now.  Does a Justice have to be killed or injured before Roberts acts?

Mature Grits commented on MailOnline:

“Too bad Roberts didn’t stand up for the American people when obamacare was shoved down our throats.”

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11377651/Supreme-Court-Chief-Justice-John-Roberts-DELAYS-handover-Trumps-tax-returns-Congress.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11367439/Harris-demands-politicians-speak-against-hate-Pelosi-attack-despite-Kavanaugh-silence.html (“Kamala’s hypocrisy: VP demands that politicians ‘speak out against hate’ after Paul Pelosi attack – but neither she nor Biden has yet condemned man arrested with gun outside Brett Kavanaugh’s home”)

Also, is Paul Pelosi Gay?

See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11370729/Elon-Musk-shares-tweet-suggesting-Paul-Pelosis-attacker-GAY-PROSTITUTE.html (“Elon Musk tweets Hillary Clinton to suggest Paul Pelosi’s attacker was GAY PROSTITUTE speaker’s husband met during drunken night out in San Francisco: Cops say attacker arrived with bag of zip ties”) and https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/elon-musk-paul-pelosi-attack-hillary-clinton-b2213757.html  (“Elon Musk shares lurid conspiracy theory about Paul Pelosi attack in response to Hillary Clinton”) and https://www.ibtimes.sg/are-david-depape-paul-pelosi-lovers-speculations-after-social-media-users-dub-attack-lovers-67496 (“Are David DePape and Paul Pelosi Lovers? Speculations After Social Media Users Dub Attack as ‘Lovers Quarrel’ Post 911 Call Details”)

Avale from Winslow, Arizona commented on MailOnline:

“There is a lot more to this.  But we will never know the truth.  Like what happen[ed] to male/female in car with him on night of wreck [in Napa].”

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11390497/Paul-Pelosi-answered-door-cops-did-NOT-say-distress-new-police-account-claims.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#commentssee also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11390497/Paul-Pelosi-answered-door-cops-did-NOT-say-distress-new-police-account-claims.html (“NBC News PULLS report that Paul Pelosi did NOT say he was in danger”)

Whatever the truth about Paul Pelosi’s sexual preferences and proclivities, it’s indisputable that he made millions from Nancy’s position as Speaker; and he was caught by the police in Napa, California with alcohol and drugs.

See, e.g., https://apnews.com/article/california-san-francisco-nancy-pelosi-sentencing-napa-e98c47d5c47fa273cf2d65bf5c85124f   (“Paul Pelosi gets 5 days in jail, 3 years of probation in DUI”) and https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/paul-pelosi-pleads-guilty-to-drunk-driving-charge-in-napa-county/article_ca0d1c72-230a-11ed-946a-87b6ebc6745b.html (“Paul Pelosi pleads guilty to drunk driving charge in Napa County”)

[13]  See, e.g.https://variety.com/2022/film/news/weinstein-lawyers-metoo-jennifer-siebel-newsom-bimbo-1235413157/  (“Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyers Say Everyone Had ‘Transactional Sex’ in Hollywood Before #MeToo”) and https://variety.com/2022/film/news/harvey-weinstein-jane-doe-1-cross-examination-1235414620/  (“Harvey Weinstein Rape Accuser Ends Three Days on Stand After Grueling Cross-Examination”); see also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11382841/Washington-Post-calls-Biden-Kamala-drop-2024-sake-country.html (“Washington Post columnist calls for Biden and Kamala to BOTH drop out for 2024 for ‘the sake of the country’ and the New York Times picks up ‘fumbles’ from his gaffe-laden Florida speech”)

[14]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11392369/The-big-one-coming-Stratcom-commander-warns-lagging-China-tested.html (“‘The big one is coming’: Stratcom commander warns military officials that the United States is lagging behind China and is about to get ‘tested’, saying Ukraine is ‘just the warmup'”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11360033/Russian-nuclear-drills-rehearsal-destroying-UK-US.html (“Russian nuclear drills ‘were rehearsal for destroying UK and US'”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11365389/Photos-Hunter-Bidens-Chinese-business-partner-toasting-Vladimir-Putin.html  (“Hunter’s ties that bind: Chinese business partner of president’s son is pictured raising a glass with Vladimir Putin in 2017 – as texts reveal he was given the green light by President Xi Jinping – ‘#1’ – to cement oil deal with the Bidens”) and https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/04/asia/north-korea-south-korea-warplanes-friday-intl-hnk/index.html (“South Korea scrambles fighter jets after detecting 180 North Korean warplanes, military says”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11377825/Vladimir-Putin-DOES-Parkinsons-pancreatic-cancer-leaked-Kremlin-spy-documents-claim.html  (“Vladimir Putin ‘DOES have Parkinson’s and pancreatic cancer, leaked Kremlin spy documents claim'”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11379061/Biden-says-son-Beau-died-Iraq.html (“Biden AGAIN says his son Beau died in Iraq while catching himself confusing the Iraq and Ukraine Wars when discussing what caused worldwide inflation”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/10/13/clearly-joe-biden-is-brain-dead-and-he-is-pushing-us-toward-world-war-iii/ (“Clearly Joe Biden Is Brain Dead, And He Is Pushing Us Toward World War III”)

The Truth Rick from Sparks, Nevada commented on MailOnline:

“Not to worry Brandon, the red wave wants you to run in 2024.”

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11382841/Washington-Post-calls-Biden-Kamala-drop-2024-sake-country.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

[15]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/10/15/will-donald-trump-be-killed-by-the-democrats/ (“Will Donald Trump Be Killed By The Democrats?”) and https://www.marketwatch.com/story/hedge-fund-giant-elliott-warns-looming-hyperinflation-could-lead-to-global-societal-collapse-11667470081 (“Hedge fund giant Elliott warns looming hyperinflation could lead to ‘global societal collapse'”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/what-and-where-is-god/ (“What And Where Is God?”)





This Is War—Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan Understood This, And Donald Trump Does Too

9 10 2019

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

God love him, Ronald Reagan destroyed the Soviet Union’s Evil Empire, and brought down Communism, and made the world safer for democracy—and the United States into the world’s preeminent and only superpower that it is today, with no peers.  Yet, he was maligned and hated from Day One; and the same forces that are seeking to destroy Donald Trump tried desperately to destroy Reagan’s presidency too.  Their appetites, and perpetual and insatiable thirst for blood, were whetted by having destroyed one conservative president, Richard Nixon.  Reagan was their next target; and Iran Contra was their preferred means of taking him down.  However, they failed.  Much to their everlasting contempt, disgust and dismay, Reagan is lionized today.

The script is repeating itself with Trump.  And there are RINOs in the GOP (or Republicans In Name Only), such as the despicable Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan—two losers, with respect to whom lots of us are ashamed of having voted for them—who are aligned with the Democrats’ efforts, and with those of other radical far-Leftists and their “fellow travelers” in the media.[2]  Clearly, this is a war, every bit as sinister as the prospects for war that Abraham Lincoln faced.  Yet he stood tall and faced down our enemies, foreign[3] and domestic[4], and it changed the course of America forever.[5]

There are reasons to believe that Donald Trump will follow Lincoln’s path, and prevail.  The “Pigs” of George Orwell’s Animal Farm are trying to take over, and subjugate all of the others animals—which are us—and they must be stopped . . . and yes, destroyed.[6]  They are a threat to our great Republic, and to our way of life.  Gregg Re and John Roberts have written at Fox News:

The White House outlined in a defiant eight-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Democrats on Tuesday why it will not participate in their “illegitimate and unconstitutional” impeachment inquiry, charging that the proceedings have run roughshod over congressional norms and the president’s due-process rights.

Trump administration officials called the letter, which was written by White House counsel Pat Cipollone and obtained by Fox News, perhaps the most historic letter the White House has sent. The document tees up a head-on collision with Democrats in Congress, who have fired off a slew of subpoenas in recent days concerning the president’s alleged effort to get Ukraine to investigate political foe Joe Biden during a July phone call with Ukraine’s leader.

“President Trump and his administration reject your baseless, unconstitutional efforts to overturn the democratic process,” the letter stated. “Your unprecedented actions have left the president with no choice. In order to fulfill his duties to the American people, the Constitution, the Executive Branch, and all future occupants of the Office of the Presidency, President Trump and his administration cannot participate in your partisan and unconstitutional inquiry under these circumstances.”

The document concluded: “The president has a country to lead. The American people elected him to do this job, and he remains focused on fulfilling his promises to the American people.”

Responding to the letter, Pelosi accused Trump of “trying to make lawlessness a virtue” and added, “The American people have already heard the President’s own words – ‘do us a favor, though.’” (That line, from a transcript of Trump’s call with Ukraine’s leader, in reality referred to Trump’s request for Ukraine to assist in an investigation into 2016 election interference, and did not relate to Biden.)

Pelosi continued: “This letter is manifestly wrong, and is simply another unlawful attempt to hide the facts of the Trump Administration’s brazen efforts to pressure foreign powers to intervene in the 2020 elections. … The White House should be warned that continued efforts to hide the truth of the President’s abuse of power from the American people will be regarded as further evidence of obstruction. Mr. President, you are not above the law. You will be held accountable.”

Substantively, the White House first noted in its letter that there has not been a formal vote in the House to open an impeachment inquiry — and that the news conference held by Pelosi last month was insufficient to commence the proceedings.

“In the history of our nation, the House of Representatives has never attempted to launch an impeachment inquiry against the president without a majority of the House taking political accountability for that decision by voting to authorize such a dramatic constitutional step,” the letter stated.

It continued: “Without waiting to see what was actually said on the call, a press conference was held announcing an ‘impeachment inquiry’ based on falsehoods and misinformation about the call.”

Despite Pelosi’s claim that there was no “House precedent that the whole House vote before proceeding with an impeachment inquiry,” several previous impeachment inquiries have been launched only by a full vote of the House — including the impeachment proceedings concerning former Presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.

White House officials told Fox News the vote opening the proceedings was a small ask, considering the implications of potentially overturning a national election.

The letter went on to note that “information has recently come to light that the whistleblower” who first flagged Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president “had contact with [House Intelligence Committee] Chairman [Adam] Schiff’s office before filing the complaint.”

And Schiff’s “initial denial of such contact caused The Washington Post to conclude that Chairman Schiff “clearly made a statement that was false,” the letter observed.

Multiple reports surfaced this week that the whistleblower had a prior “professional relationship” with one of the 2020 Democratic candidates for president. On Friday, lawyers for the whistleblower did not respond to questions from Fox News about the whistleblower’s possible previous relationship with any currently prominent Democrat.

The letter added: “In any event, the American people understand that Chairman Schiff cannot covertly assist with the submission of a complaint, mislead the public about his involvement, read a counterfeit version of the call to the American people, and then pretend to sit in judgment as a neutral ‘investigator.'”

The White House was dinging Schiff for reciting a fictional version of Trump’s call with Ukraine’s leader during a congressional hearing. Schiff later called his statements a “parody.”

“Perhaps the best evidence that there was no wrongdoing on the call is the fact that, after the actual record of the call was released, Chairman Schiff chose to concoct a false version of the call and to read his made-up transcript to the American people at a public hearing,” the letter stated. “The chairman’s action only further undermines the public’s confidence in the fairness of any inquiry before his committee.”

Ukraine’s president has said he felt Trump did nothing improper in their July call, and DOJ lawyers who reviewed the call said they found no laws had been broken. The White House released a transcript of the conversation last month, as well as the whistleblower’s complaint, which seemingly relied entirely on second-hand information.

Separately, the letter asserted multiple alleged violations of the president’s due-process rights. It noted that under current impeachment inquiry proceedings, Democrats were not allowing presidential or State Department counsel to be present.

Democrats’ procedures did not provide for the “disclosure of all evidence favorable to the president and all evidence bearing on the credibility of witnesses called to testify in the inquiry,” the letter noted, nor did the procedures afford the president “the right to see all evidence, to present evidence, to call witnesses, to have counsel present at all hearings, to cross-examine all witnesses, to make objections relating to the examination of witnesses or the admissibility of testimony and evidence, and to respond to evidence and testimony.”

Democrats also have not permitted Republicans in the minority to issue subpoenas, contradicting the “standard, bipartisan practice in all recent resolutions authorizing presidential impeachment inquiries.”

The letter claimed that House committees have “resorted to threats and intimidation against potential Executive Branch witnesses,” by raising the specter of obstruction of justice when administration employees seek to assert “long-established Executive Branch confidentiality interests and privileges in response to a request for a deposition.”

“Current and former State Department officials are duty bound to protect the confidentiality interests of the Executive Branch, and the Office of Legal Counsel has also recognized that it is unconstitutional to exclude agency counsel from participating in congressional depositions,” the letter stated.

Additionally, the letter noted that Democrats reportedly were planning to interview the whistleblower at the center of the impeachment inquiry at an undisclosed location — contrary, the White House said, to the constitutional notion of being able to confront one’s accuser.

According to a White House official, the bottom line was: “We are not participating in your illegitimate exercise. … If you are legitimately conducting oversight, let us know. But all indications are this is about impeachment.”

The document came as the White House aggressively has parried Democrats’ inquiry efforts. One of the administration’s first moves: the State Department on Tuesday barred Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, from appearing before a House panel conducting the probe into Trump.

“I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican’s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public to see,” Trump tweeted.

The strategy risked further provoking Democrats in the impeachment probe, setting up court challenges and the potential for lawmakers to draw up an article of impeachment accusing Trump of obstructing their investigations. Schiff said Sondland’s no-show would be grounds for obstruction of justice and could give a preview of what some of the articles of impeachment against Trump would entail.

But, as lawmakers sought to amass ammunition to be used in an impeachment trial, the White House increasingly has signaled that all-out warfare was its best course of action.

“What they did to this country is unthinkable. It’s lucky that I’m the president. A lot of people said very few people could handle it. I sort of thrive on it,” Trump said Monday at the White House. “You can’t impeach a president for doing a great job. This is a scam.”

House Democrats, for their part, issued a new round of subpoenas on Monday, this time to Defense Secretary Mark Esper and acting White House budget director Russell Vought. Pelosi’s office also released an open letter signed by 90 former national security officials who served in administrations from both parties, voicing support for the whistleblower who raised concerns about Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to look into Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine.

“A responsible whistleblower makes all Americans safer by ensuring that serious wrongdoing can be investigated and addressed, thus advancing the cause of national security to which we have devoted our careers,” they wrote. “Whatever one’s view of the matters discussed in the whistleblower’s complaint, all Americans should be united in demanding that all branches of our government and all outlets of our media protect this whistleblower and his or her identity. Simply put, he or she has done what our law demands; now he or she deserves our protection.”

The House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs Committees were investigating Trump’s actions alleging he pressured Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son, potentially interfering in the 2020 election. The former vice president, for his part, has accused Trump of “frantically pushing flat-out lies, debunked conspiracy theories and smears against me.” And, Biden’s campaign has sought to have Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who has accused Biden of possible corruption, removed from the airwaves.

Biden has acknowledged on camera that in spring 2016, when he was vice president and spearheading the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy, he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire top prosecutor Viktor Shokin. At the time, Shokin was investigating Burisma Holdings — where Hunter had a lucrative role on the board despite limited relevant expertise. Critics have suggested Hunter Biden’s salary bought access to Biden.

The vice president threatened to withhold $1 billion in critical U.S. aid if Shokin, who was widely accused of corruption, was not fired.

“Well, son of a b—h, he got fired,” Biden joked at a panel two years after leaving office.[7]

Bravo.  Never has an American president stood taller, to fight off the efforts of barbarians and to protect our great Republic, for future generations of Americans.  Lincoln did this.  Reagan did too.  And now Trump.  All were besieged from almost every quarter; and ultimately the great Lincoln paid with his life.  But the United States survived; and it will this time too.  The barbarians at our gates must be spurned and, yes, destroyed.  They have not left any other choices.

And the instigator of all of this—the un-American traitor, racist and anti-Semite, Barack Obama—should pay with his life for his sedition.[8]

 

 

© 2019, Timothy D. Naegele


[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass). He and his firm, Timothy D. Naegele & Associates, specialize in Banking and Financial Institutions Law, Internet Law, Litigation and other matters (see www.naegele.com and https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/timothy-d.-naegele-resume-19-9-27.pdf). He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., www.naegele.com/whats_new.html#articles), and can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/24/when-will-the-actual-shooting-begin-in-americas-second-civil-war/#comment-19961 (“The Totally-Despicable Mitt Romney: Shame”)

[3]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/24/when-will-the-actual-shooting-begin-in-americas-second-civil-war/#comment-19986; see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/emp-attack-only-30-million-americans-survive/ (“EMP Attack: Only 30 Million Americans Survive”) (see also the extensive comments beneath the article)  

[4]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/americas-newest-civil-war-2017-and-beyond/#comment-17183 (“Trump Can Ignore America’s Courts”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/washington-is-one-of-the-sickest-cities-on-earth/ (“Washington Is One Of The Sickest Cities On Earth”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/24/when-will-the-actual-shooting-begin-in-americas-second-civil-war/ (“When Will The Actual Shooting Begin In America’s Second Civil War?”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/24/americas-left-is-vile-and-evil/ (“America’s Left Is Vile And Evil”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/29/barack-obama-is-responsible-for-americas-tragic-racial-divide/ (“Barack Obama Is Responsible For America’s Tragic Racial Divide”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/is-putin-right/ (“Is Putin Right?”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/the-u-s-supreme-court-is-a-tragic-pathetic-joke/ (“The U.S. Supreme Court Is A Tragic, Pathetic Joke”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/29/the-democrats-are-evil-but-smart-while-the-republicans-are-neanderthals-and-dumb/ (“The Democrats Are Evil But Smart, While The Republicans Are Neanderthals And Dumb”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/the-mueller-report-a-monumental-travesty/ (“The Mueller Report: A Monumental Travesty”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/the-american-lefts-feeding-frenzy/ (“The American Left’s Feeding Frenzy”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/should-barack-obama-be-executed-for-treason/ (“Should Barack Obama Be Executed For Treason?”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/robert-mueller-should-be-executed-for-treason/ (“Robert Mueller Should Be Executed For Treason”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/the-real-russian-conspiracy-barack-obama-the-clintons-and-the-sale-of-americas-uranium-to-russias-killer-putin/ (“The Real Russian Conspiracy: Barack Obama, The Clintons, And The Sale Of America’s Uranium To Russia’s Killer Putin”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/americas-newest-civil-war-2017-and-beyond/ (“America’s Newest Civil War: 2017 And Beyond”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/washington-is-sick-and-the-american-people-know-it/#comment-7185 (“Clinton Fatigue”)

[6]  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm (“Animal Farm“)

[7]  See https://www.foxnews.com/politics/impeachment-inquiry-white-house-not-comply-pelosi (“White House announces it will not comply with ‘illegitimate and unconstitutional’ impeachment inquiry”)

[8]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/impeachment-may-become-the-singular-obsession-in-washington-and-dominate-news-coverage/ (“Impeachment May Become The Singular Obsession In Washington, And Dominate News Coverage”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/should-barack-obama-be-executed-for-treason/ (“Should Barack Obama Be Executed For Treason?”)





Impeachment May Become The Singular Obsession In Washington, And Dominate News Coverage

30 09 2019

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

Like it or not, this is what the far-Left Democrats and their kindred spirits in America’s so-called “mainstream media” have wrought.  They are the party that gave us the senseless and tragic Vietnam War during which more than 55,000 Americans died—and many more were maimed, and to this day are “walking wounded”—and the party that gave us Watergate.  And yes, lots of us began as Democrats, but will never vote for one again.  

Today, they have a blood thirst for destroying the presidency of Donald Trump; and the father and progenitor of this is the un-American traitor, racist and anti-Semite, Barack Obama.  Instead of healing racial divisions in this great nation, he exacerbated them and fed them.  Few Americans took time to read his book before his election as our president in 2008, “Dreams from My Father.”[2]  If they had, they would have realized fully his un-American and racist views.  

Having grown up in Hawaii and Indonesia, he never lived on the U.S. mainland until he attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, and later Columbia University in New York City, during which time he admitted to being a “druggie.”  A direct quote:

Junkie. Pothead. That’s where I’d been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man.[3]

He attended the church of the racist Jeremiah Wright for many years[4]; and he openly embraced the notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.[5]  Because Obama smiled, and seemingly supported American values, many in the United States were fooled by who he was and really is.  Deceit may be the hallmark of his life. 

Perhaps the once-respected New York Times has put these issues in their starkest form, in the following article by Alexander Burns and Nick Corasaniti, albeit not intending to do so:

After the 2016 election, Democratic leaders reached an all but unanimous conclusion: To defeat President Trump in 2020, they would have to do more than condemn his offensive behavior and far-right ideology, as Hillary Clinton had done. They would need, above all, to promote a clear and exciting agenda of their own.

They took that lesson to heart in the midterm elections and afterward, capturing the House of Representatives with a focus on health care and then attempting to impress the electorate by passing legislation on matters like campaign finance reform and the minimum wage. As Democratic presidential contenders pushed campaigns built on big ideas, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted a chorus of calls for impeachment, even from some of her party’s leading 2020 candidates.

Yet 13 months before the next election, Democratic leaders are now steering into a protracted, head-on clash with Mr. Trump. By seeking the Ukrainian government’s help in tarring former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Mr. Trump left them no choice, they say, but to pursue an impeachment inquiry that could consume the country’s attention for months.

Ms. Pelosi has indicated she aims to move the process along with haste, in part to avoid an election-year conflagration, but the exact course of the inquiry is impossible to foresee.

All 19 Democratic presidential candidates now support the impeachment inquiry, and many Democrats are optimistic that voters will as well, because Mr. Trump is so unpopular and the allegations against him are grave and easily grasped. For now, Republicans are the party on the defensive, flummoxed by the cascading disclosures about Mr. Trump that have threatened to upend his re-election campaign.

But there is also a general recognition, at every level of the Democratic Party, that impeachment could complicate their candidates’ efforts to explain their policy ideas to the country and persuade voters they have a vision beyond ousting Mr. Trump. The party has been disappointed too many times, its leaders say, by betting that Mr. Trump’s violations of political and cultural norms would bring about his downfall.

On Friday evening, Ms. Pelosi declared at a conference of New Jersey Democrats in Atlantic City that she would not allow the 2020 election to become a campaign about impeachment. Insisting the inquiry “has nothing to do with the election,” she said the campaign would be fought on other terms.

“That’s about facts and the Constitution,” Ms. Pelosi said of the impeachment process. “The election is about all of the issues and policies that we have a difference of opinion with the Republicans on, and they are very drastic — and they have nothing to do with impeachment.”

Ms. Pelosi has already advised the newest members of her caucus — the ones who secured the majority last year — that they will have to execute a careful balancing act in the coming weeks, to show voters in their districts that they can continue to pass important legislation. She is said to be particularly focused on a proposal to lower prescription drug prices that she unveiled last week, before the Ukraine saga began.

But even before impeachment, House Democrats were gaining little traction with policy bills that withered in the Republican-controlled Senate. Polls have shown their proposals to be popular, but they have been routinely overshadowed in the news by Mr. Trump.

There is little doubt that impeachment will become a singular obsession in the political world and dominate news coverage for as long as the inquiry is underway. A few early polls on impeachment suggest that public support for the inquiry is somewhat stronger than opposition to it, but those numbers could easily change in either direction as the process unfolds.

Diane Feldman, a Democratic pollster, said it would be difficult for the party to communicate with voters on issues besides impeachment for the duration of the process. But candidates up and down the ballot had to try to drive a message about policy all the same, she said.

“I think it’s worth the effort, but it’s a long shot,” Ms. Feldman said. “That we not put all of our eggs in the impeachment basket seems to me extremely wise.”

However, Ms. Feldman said, the impeachment process could also “add some clarity to risks that Trump presents to our national security and foreign policy” and sharpen the overall Democratic case against his re-election.

The task of balancing impeachment against policy priorities will be especially delicate for lawmakers elected last year, including dozens who won narrow victories in historically Republican districts. Democrats are defending a sizable number of seats that Mr. Trump carried in 2016, in parts of the country like upstate New York, Oklahoma City and northern Maine, where the impeachment issue is likely to stir backlash.

Congressional Republicans are likely to struggle in a different way, as they face pressure from their party’s conservative base to defend Mr. Trump even as he behaves in erratic or legally questionable ways.

Democratic presidential candidates are attempting their own juggling act, mixing denunciations of Mr. Trump’s actions on Ukraine with detailed policy promises. Mr. Biden, the candidate most directly connected to the impeachment uproar, has repeatedly denounced Mr. Trump but has declined to reorient his activities around responding to the president. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Mr. Biden’s leading competitor in the primary, has reminded voters this week that she was the first major Democratic candidate to demand Mr. Trump’s impeachment. But she, too, has not dwelled on the subject in her speeches, and she has indicated she would prefer to avoid a sprawling, open-ended process.

And at the same Democratic gathering in New Jersey where Ms. Pelosi spoke on Friday, Senator Cory Booker urged his party to avoid “partisan glee” about the prospect of impeaching Mr. Trump. Talking to reporters outside the event, he said Democrats should keep campaign considerations separate from impeachment: “It’s just something that I need to deal with in a very sober way,” he said, “away from politics.”

But Mr. Biden and Ms. Warren may be among the only Democratic candidates who can count on breaking through the din of impeachment with regularity, along with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and perhaps Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. For the rest of the Democratic field, strategists say, the next stage of the primary race may have less to do with delivering high-minded policy arguments on the national level than courting voters in the early primary and caucus states with personal appeals — as an impeachment battle rages in the foreground.

Meredith Kelly, a Democratic strategist, said the experience of the last presidential race had not faded in the party’s thinking. A veteran of the 2018 campaign to seize the House, Ms. Kelly said Democratic candidates would have to both build a “methodical” case against Mr. Trump during the impeachment inquiry and also keep detailing “a proactive vision of what you stand for.”

“It was a lesson from 2016: You couldn’t only call out Donald Trump without your own positive vision for the country,” said Ms. Kelly, who advised Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential campaign. “You cannot stop talking about kitchen-table issues and your vision for the country.”

Democratic voters this week expressed a combination of enthusiasm for impeachment and anxiety about potential political complications — and, at times, a desire to stay focused on policy.

At Mr. Biden’s campaign stop in Las Vegas on Friday, Rick Carter, 74, a voter from Henderson, Nev., said he had been highly skeptical of impeaching Mr. Trump until the recent revelations about Ukraine. The newest allegations, he said, were “pretty clear, to the point.”

Still, Mr. Carter said he hoped candidates would continue training their attention on subjects like the cost of prescription drugs.

“I want to start focusing on what the American people need,” he said.

Geoff Garin, a Democratic pollster, said that even in the tumult of impeachment there were opportunities for Democrats to emphasize policy. He pointed to Ms. Warren’s campaign as one that was plainly “breaking through on policy” even amid Mr. Trump’s constant provocations.

“The House has passed a lot of bills that have gotten very little news coverage,” he noted. “But when members go home and have interactions with their constituents, they’re going to spend a lot of time talking about their legislation to have Medicare negotiate for lower prices and give all people the benefit of lower drug prices.”

And while the impeachment process unfolds, Mr. Garin added, Democrats could likely count on Mr. Trump not to deliver a broad, policy-based message of his own.

“Trump’s not really making any effort to do anything but rally his base on this,” Mr. Garin said. “And in doing that, I think he’s probably aggravating his situation with voters in the center.”[6]

If anyone is dazzled by or believes the current crop of far-Left Democrats, one need only hark back to the words and tragic deeds of Germany’s Adolf Hitler, the Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin and China’s Mao Tse-tung, who killed millions.[7]  Or read (or reread) the words of George Orwell in his prescient “Animal Farm,” where all of the animals were equal until the “Pigs” reigned supreme and were masters over—and subjugated—the other animals.[8]

The Pigs of today have taken over and reside in the Democratic Party; and to mask their evil intentions, they coined the title “progressives,” which is the farthest thing from who and what they really are.  The Times‘ article is correct: “[T]he exact course of the [impeachment] inquiry is impossible to foresee.”  Having lived through the Watergate saga and tragedy, which was unfolding just as I was leaving the U.S. Senate, I know that impeachment assumes a life of its own, and consumes and sucks out the air from everything else.

The Times‘ writers add:

All 19 Democratic presidential candidates now support the impeachment inquiry, and many Democrats are optimistic that voters will as well, because Mr. Trump is so unpopular and the allegations against him are grave and easily grasped.

President Trump is loved by vast numbers of dedicated American supporters; and his poll numbers exceed those of Obama at this point in their respective presidencies.  And the allegations against the President with respect to Ukraine do not remotely compare with the corruption of Joe Biden and his son Hunter vis-à-vis that country.[9]

For Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to assert that “she would not allow the 2020 election to become a campaign about impeachment”—and “[i]nsisting the inquiry ‘has nothing to do with the election,'” and that “the campaign would be fought on other terms”—is laughable, absurd and pathetic.  She was first elected to Congress in 1987, while Watergate was breaking wide-open fifteen years before, in late 1972 and early 1973, just as I was leaving the Senate.  At best, she is naïve or duplicitous, but more likely she is engaged in outright lying.[10]  All other issues are buried and consumed by impeachment, period . . . unless, God forbid, there is a direct attack on the United States or some other national tragedy.

The Times’ writers are correct:

There is little doubt that impeachment will become a singular obsession in the political world and dominate news coverage for as long as the inquiry is underway.

And the Democratic pollster, Diane Feldman, was correct when she said it would be difficult for the party to communicate with voters on issues besides impeachment for the duration of the process. Geoff Garin, a Democratic pollster, was mistaken when he said that Democrats could likely count on President Trump not to deliver a broad, policy-based message of his own.  The President will tout his accomplishments far and wide, to the long-neglected—and taken for granted by the Democratic Party—African-Americans, and others who have benefited.

Again, my sense today is that what we will witness in the months to come may be very similar to the Vietnam War and Watergate eras.  The fabric of our great nation will be ripped wide-open, pitting friends and loved ones against each other.  I love this country, and no other.  I want to see it flourish, and all Americans benefit. However, I am very concerned about the months to come, and the effects they will have on America—and how our enemies abroad view us and our vulnerabilities, which they may seek to exploit.

Political pundit Dick Morris believes that many Democrats in Congress are fearful of attacks from their Left, and losing in their primaries; and hence, Nancy Pelosi has embarked on impeachment to give them cover.  He may be correct.  However, the larger issue—which they seem blind to see—is that the country may be ripped apart to a much greater extent than even during the Vietnam War and Watergate. The Democrats and their captive far-Left media and the “Deep State” are determined to end the presidency of Donald Trump.

However, they do not realize, much less fully, how strongly other Americans feel about him and his presidency.  Abraham Lincoln was hated by a large segment of America, yet he persevered and saved the nation. The United States today may be approaching a similar juncture, pitting brothers against brothers and sisters against sisters.  The Trump faithful have watched Obama and his fellow co-conspirators attempt to destroy the candidacy and then the presidency of Donald Trump—which is an attempted coup, and treasonous and seditious. Yet, no one has been indicted, convicted and gone to prison.

The rule of law in America has been turned on its head; and vast numbers of Americans are very angry.  Some are angry that Trump was ever elected in the first place, while others—in vast numbers—are angry that the Left has tried to destroy the Trump presidency and nullify their votes.  I am deeply concerned that the United States is heading toward its second Civil War.  Also, I do not see anything on the horizon that will bring us together again as one nation.  If we are moving toward a new Civil War, will it become a shooting war?  Quite possibly.  I do not discount that outcome at all.

Lastly, this is not like a football game or other sporting event, where if our favored team loses we are disappointed or even “heartbroken,” but we move on to another day. This is about the future and survival of our great nation, and of the American people. Get it wrong, and our offspring’s future may be dark beyond comprehension. We have enemies who would like to destroy us, in an instant.[11]  Perhaps all of this is what Obama meant when he envisioned a “fundamental transformation” of America[12]—to be completed in 2020—because the Trump presidency is a repudiation of the un-American traitor, racist and anti-Semite, and his presidency.[13]

 

 

© 2019, Timothy D. Naegele


[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass). He and his firm, Timothy D. Naegele & Associates, specialize in Banking and Financial Institutions Law, Internet Law, Litigation and other matters (see www.naegele.com and https://naegeleblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/timothy-d.-naegele-resume-19-9-27.pdf). He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., www.naegele.com/whats_new.html#articles), and can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See Obama, “Dreams from My Father” (paperback “Revised Edition,” published by Three Rivers Press, 2004); see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/is-barack-obama-a-racist/ (“Is Barack Obama A Racist?”)

[3]  Id. at 93; see also pp. 120, 270.

[4]  See, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_Wright_controversy (“Jeremiah Wright controversy”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/it-is-time-for-trump-supporters-to-fight-back/#comment-14760 (“Obama Reminds Voters Why They Backed Trump”)

[6]  See https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/28/us/politics/democrats-impeachment.html (“Democrats’ 2020 Campaign Message: Not Impeachment, They Insist”)

[7]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/the-silent-voices-of-stalin%E2%80%99s-soviet-holocaust-and-mao%E2%80%99s-chinese-holocaust/ (“The Silent Voices Of Stalin’s Soviet Holocaust And Mao’s Chinese Holocaust”)

[8]  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm (“Animal Farm“)

[9]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/washington-is-one-of-the-sickest-cities-on-earth/ (“Washington Is One Of The Sickest Cities On Earth”)

[10]  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi (“Nancy Pelosi”)

[11]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/24/when-will-the-actual-shooting-begin-in-americas-second-civil-war/#comment-19986; see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/emp-attack-only-30-million-americans-survive/ (“EMP Attack: Only 30 Million Americans Survive”) (see also the extensive comments beneath the article)

[12]  See https://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/transformers/ (“Transformers”)

[13]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/24/when-will-the-actual-shooting-begin-in-americas-second-civil-war/ (“When Will The Actual Shooting Begin In America’s Second Civil War?”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/08/24/americas-left-is-vile-and-evil/ (“America’s Left Is Vile And Evil”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/29/barack-obama-is-responsible-for-americas-tragic-racial-divide/ (“Barack Obama Is Responsible For America’s Tragic Racial Divide”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/is-putin-right/ (“Is Putin Right?”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/the-u-s-supreme-court-is-a-tragic-pathetic-joke/ (“The U.S. Supreme Court Is A Tragic, Pathetic Joke”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/29/the-democrats-are-evil-but-smart-while-the-republicans-are-neanderthals-and-dumb/ (“The Democrats Are Evil But Smart, While The Republicans Are Neanderthals And Dumb”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/the-mueller-report-a-monumental-travesty/ (“The Mueller Report: A Monumental Travesty”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/the-american-lefts-feeding-frenzy/ (“The American Left’s Feeding Frenzy”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/should-barack-obama-be-executed-for-treason/ (“Should Barack Obama Be Executed For Treason?”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/robert-mueller-should-be-executed-for-treason/ (“Robert Mueller Should Be Executed For Treason”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/the-real-russian-conspiracy-barack-obama-the-clintons-and-the-sale-of-americas-uranium-to-russias-killer-putin/ (“The Real Russian Conspiracy: Barack Obama, The Clintons, And The Sale Of America’s Uranium To Russia’s Killer Putin”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/americas-newest-civil-war-2017-and-beyond/ (“America’s Newest Civil War: 2017 And Beyond”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/washington-is-sick-and-the-american-people-know-it/#comment-7185 (“Clinton Fatigue”)





The Speech—Is Barack Obama Smoking Pot Again?

1 09 2010

By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

As Barack Obama wrote in his biography, “Dreams from My Father”:

Junkie.  Pothead.  That’s where I’d been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man.[2]

Is he using again . . . or is he simply pathetic and a bad joke?  In his televised speech to the American people, he announced that “all U.S. troops will leave [Iraq] by the end of next year.”[3] This artificial deadline may snatch defeat from the jaws of victory; and if so, the anti-war, far-Left Obama will be responsible personally.  Among other things, Iraq is still without a coalition government months after its election, and political compromise remains elusive.[4]

The Wall Street Journal was correct when it stated in an editorial prior to the speech:

The U.S. kept hundreds of thousands of troops in Germany for decades after World War II, and it still has tens of thousands in South Korea and Japan. It would be a tragedy if after seven years of sacrifice, the U.S. now failed to assist Iraqis as they try to build a federal, democratic state in an often hostile neighborhood.[5]

He is bringing our troops home to no jobs, or to poor jobs with little or no financial security once they leave the military.  Obama’s central responsibility as president—which is true of all presidents—is to protect the United States and the American people against our enemies.  It is not, as Obama stated, to put the millions who have lost their jobs back to work.  This is the task of private enterprise, not any “big brother” government.

International terrorism and other very real national security concerns still loom, which might produce flashpoints at any time. We have enemies who seek to destroy us—a fact that seems to escape Obama[6], and is sometimes forgotten by many Americans as 9/11 recedes in our memories. While it might be attractive for the president and the Democrats to take a “meat ax” to the Defense Department, it would be foolhardy to gut our military precisely when it has been performing magnificently and its continued strength is needed most.

America’s economic and military strength go hand in hand. Both are indispensable ingredients of our great nation’s future strength.  Obama is naïve and out of touch with reality—almost as much as Joe Biden, which is scary.  He spoke of “record deficits,” but failed to mention that he created them; and he is pandering to the American people (aka his far-Left constituency) in the hopes that the approaching political “blood bath” in November’s elections will not materialize.

At best, it is wishful thinking, devoid of attachments to reality, because a political tsunami is building that may engulf Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and their minions.  America and other nations are in uncharted waters; and their politicians may face backlashes from disillusioned and angry constituents that are unprecedented in modern times.

The facts are that we are in the midst of the “Great Depression II,” and there is nothing that Obama can do about it, except to make things worse.  It will run its course, probably toward the end of this decade—although it has been suggested that it might take a generation.  Between now and then, the carnage in America and worldwide will be mind-boggling.[7]

Also, Obama is caught in the “tar” of his Afghan war.[8] Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has noted that the full complement of additional troops ordered to Afghanistan by the president is only now arriving.[9] However, when President Obama announced the deployment of an additional 30,000 American troops to Afghanistan, he said the U.S. would begin pulling out by July of 2011—just before his reelection campaign might begin in earnest, which is a recipe for defeat.

It is a political decision, and tantamount to conceding the country to our enemies sometime next year.  Obama is apt to be a one-term president who is unable to run for reelection, like Lyndon Johnson in 1968.  No amount of flowery rhetoric or contrived puffery by the president will change these facts.

Throw in the Tea Party movement, as well as a majority of Americans who support the wholesale repeal of ObamaCare—and other crises to come—and the president is engaged in “Mission Impossible,” or certainly close to it.  He can give all of the speeches he wants, until the cows come home, but they are unlikely to make any appreciable difference.  His goose is cooked, and the following observation may prove to be prophetic:

Jimmy Carter may be heading to #2 on the [list of] all-time worst presidents in American history, thanks to “O.”[10]

This may be an understatement.  If our “victory” in Iraq is lost, Obama will be blamed.  If we “lose” in Afghanistan, Obama will be blamed.  If America’s economy does not return to robust health—which it will not during the balance of his presidency—he will be blamed.  The bloom is off the rose of his presidency.  It is long gone.  If November is a disaster for the Democrats and Obama, he may be perceived as a lame-duck president in short order.  Among other things, Hillary and Bill Clinton and their minions (e.g., James Carville) may be “gunning” for him.

What will be clear, crystal clear, is that Obama was the wrong man for the presidency.  He had feet of clay, which he and his handlers hid from the American people—before he was elected.  He was a fad and a feckless naïf, and a tragic Shakespearean figure who will be forgotten and consigned to the dustheap of history.  His naïveté was matched by his overarching narcissism; and he was more starry-eyed and “dangerous” than Jimmy Carter.  In the final analysis, his presidency is likely to be considered a sad watershed in history.

© 2010, Timothy D. Naegele


[1] Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass), the first black senator since Reconstruction after the U.S. Civil War.  He practices law in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles with his firm, Timothy D. Naegele & Associates (www.naegele.com).  He has an undergraduate degree in economics from UCLA, as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He is a member of the District of Columbia and California bars.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal.  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years.  See, e.g., www.naegele.com/whats_new.html#articles

[2] See Obama, “Dreams from My Father” (paperback “Revised Edition,” published by Three Rivers Press, 2004), p. 93; see also pp. 120, 270; https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/is-barack-obama-a-racist

[3] See, e.g., http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/08/31/text-of-obamas-remarks-on-iraq/

[4] See, e.g.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703467004575463563467541850.html?mod=WSJ_hps_sections_news

[5] See http://www.naegele.com/documents/ThePresidentonIraq-WSJ.com.pdf

[6] See, e.g.https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/emp-attack-only-30-million-americans-survive/

[7] See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/the-great-depression-ii; see also http://www.americanbanker.com/issues/173_212/-365185-1.html and http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/tms/politics/2009/Apr/08/euphoria_or_the_obama_depression_.html and http://www.philstockworld.com/2009/10/11/greenspan’s-legacy-more-suffering-to-come/

[8] See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2009/12/26/obama-in-afghanistan-doomed-from-the-start; see also http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Uncle_Remus%3A_His_Songs_and_His_Sayings/The_Wonderful_Tar-Baby_Story

[9] See http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703467004575463563467541850.html?mod=WSJ_hps_sections_news

[10] See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/the-end-of-barack-obama








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