Three Things You Need to Know - December 18, 2017

Democrats Want This to be Watergate With a Passion

All Democrats want for Christmas is impeachment.

Their best hope for seeing President Trump removed from office is special counsel Robert Muller’s Russia-collusion investigation. Now they’re terrified that Trump might fire Muller while the investigation is still under way.

Last week the Justice Department provided Congress with a large batch of text messages from former members of the special counsel’s team. Many of the text messages were hostile toward Trump. Several Republican congressmen are criticizing the integrity of the special counsel, adding fuel to Trump’s claim that the investigation is a “witch hunt.”

As if things aren’t dicey enough already, over the weekend, a lawyer for Trump’s transition team suggested Muller inappropriately gained access to thousands of transition team emails from government servers. Legal analysts say Muller didn’t break any rules, but the debate is giving Republican critics more reason to cry foul.

So now, Democrats say the Right is trying to shut down the whole investigation. Democrats have never been so concerned about the rule of law. Yesterday, former Attorney General Eric Holder weighed in, because it’s so important and helpful when former Attorney Generals weigh in. He tweeted that firing Muller was an “Absolute Red Line” – in all caps.

Holder also said he spoke “on behalf of the vast majority of the American people” in warning Republicans that any attempt to remove Muller “will not be tolerated.” I love how Progressives automatically assume that they speak for the vast majority of America.

Meanwhile, President Trump told reporters Sunday night that he is not going to fire Muller.

Democrats simply want to get to the truth in this investigation – as long as that truth leads to the outcome they desire, which is Trump’s impeachment. Democrats so desperately want this to be bigger than Watergate, which is saying something, because they worship Watergate like a sacred holiday. Why? Because it ushered in a golden era for them.

Three months after Nixon resigned from office, Democrats gained 53 seats in Congress in the 1974 midterm election. Republicans wouldn’t gain control of both houses again for 20 years. The 1974 midterm marked the most magical liberal transformation of Congress in history. That is why they worship Watergate, and it’s the same reason that the biggest wish on their Christmas list this year is an airtight indictment of Trump from the special counsel.

Banning Words at the CDC

Vulnerable. Entitlement. Diversity. Transgender. Fetus. Evidence-Based. Science-Based.

These are the seven words that the Trump Administration has reportedly banned the CDC from using in its 2019 budget proposals.

If this is true, it’s a clear attempt to target progressive causes and an early Christmas present to those hungry for red meat.

After the report on the ban was published in the Washington Post, the CDC’s director, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, insisted that “there are no banned words at CDC. We will continue to talk about all our important public health programs.”

But the damage was already done.

Everyone on the left is outraged about the supposed ban.

And I have to say, I understand the feeling. I’m NEVER happy when words are banned.

If this was the Trump Administration’s way of “de-politicizing” the CDC, it kind of backfired.

It just makes Republicans look like they hate science and trans-people. Do we really want to send that message?

Here’s what I think. The CDC, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, should stick to controlling and preventing disease. That’s it. Their budget of $7 billion should all go to doing that and nothing else.

If they just stick to that blueprint, there is no need to ban any words.

Obama's Blind Ambition

Remember that scene in Saving Private Ryan, where the fear frozen soldier watches his buddy get killed by a knife-wielding Nazi? It’s probably the most gut-wrenching and fast forwarded scene in the movie. The scene is so hard to watch on multiple different levels. Being paralyzed by fear AND enabling evil are two things largely unfathomable to most people. Politico published an article yesterday alleging the Obama administration was living and playing out that scene over and over again for the sake of the Iran deal. Fear and ambition caused them to look the other way while evil grew at unprecedented levels.

Project Cassandra was launched by the DEA in 2008. Over the following years they would be successful in mapping out an intricate web of global Hezbollah financing operations that included drug trafficking from South America, money laundering in the United States, and weapons procurement in both Syria and Iraq. Hezbollah was being run like the Corleone family, and the DEA had them dead to rights. Their criminal financing networks were mapped out and their agents were identified.

There wasn’t a power on earth strong enough to stop Hezbollah from going down after all this evidence. That’s what the DEA figured. It turns out they never could have imagined the power of Obama’s ambition. Reconciliation with Iran and a nuclear deal that would catapult his legacy to new unreachable heights was the only thing his administration was interested in. Former members of Project Cassandra allege that their agents were purposely stonewalled in order to keep Iran happy. While Iran and Hezbollah were carving up the Middle East, planning terrorist attacks and raking in billions in drug money, the Obama administration was looking the other way with visions of a sugar plummed nuclear deal dancing in their heads.

If this Politico story is accurate, this is Obama’s legacy. His blind ambition - not only - enabled Iran and Hezbollah to become the major power in the Middle East, but they did it by corrupting our values, flooding our streets with drugs and used our own businesses to launder the money back to the Middle East. All this for a nuclear deal that could have been nothing more than a smoke screen. A distraction that a legacy crazed US President would easily jump at to quench his unbridled thirst for ambition. And like that scene from Saving Private Ryan, we may one day see this moment in our history as the most gut-wrenching and fast forwarded moment in modern history.

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On the Basis of Sex. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that you probably didn't expect those five words to come out of me this morning. No, that's not my version of a clickbait headline to get you to pay attention — although that probably just happened — but this is the title to the new movie based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Progressives and liberals have been hovering over YouTube like a pack of rabid wolves, anxiously awaiting the first trailer to drop. And — three days — they got their wish. Something in the last few seconds caught my ear. Watch:

Now my first thought after hearing that went something like this: The word "freedom" is literally the fifth frigging word in the first sentence of the First Amendment. It shows up for the second time just two sentences later. How do you screw that up? I always assumed that liberal Hollywood movie makers had never really read the Constitution, but this is just sad.

But my second thought was that maybe they don't consider the Bill of Rights actually part of the Constitution. However, according to the National Constitution Center, the Bill of Rights officially became part of the Constitution — not a separate document — when it was ratified in 1791. This is rather easy to fact check, so there's really no excuse here.

But then I had another thought. Either liberal Hollywood forgot that the Constitution changed in 1791, or they actually prefer the vaguer pre-1791 version of the Constitution where God-given rights can be excluded if the state so pleases. Think about it. The Bill of Rights is the single greatest roadblock to the radical Left's "progress." Do you hate the fact that private gun ownership encourages self reliance and personal freedom? Do you also hate the fact that dissenting views, opinions and speech can't be silenced and crushed? Then the Bill of Rights is a clear and present danger to your agenda. It's enemy number one.

The new Left that is radically moving toward the extreme absolutely abhors the year 1791.

You see, the new Left that is radically moving further toward the extreme absolutely abhors the year 1791. They wish it never happened. The Bill of Rights is a constant reminder that some FREEDOMS can't be given by the government, they're granted by GOD. And that thought — you being aware of that — scares the hell out of them.

Now, it's possible I thought too much into this. It's also possible the screen writer made a simple mistake and thought Ruth Bader Ginsburg was actually born before 1791, figuring it would be a nice tip of the hat to her longevity. I can actually see how you could make that mistake. But it's also possible that this is a sign of the times we live in.

The Bill of Rights is under attack, maybe more now than ever. It's never been more important to let the Constitution of 1791 be our guide, true north and lighthouse.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

How did this slip by?

The Left has been foaming at the mouth waiting for this movie to drop and when the trailer finally hit the interwebs, it ended with an embarrassing factual error about the Constitution.

What will happen when the Titan kneels?

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You can tell that the NFL season is approaching because you can hear the whining from highly-paid athletes as they prepare their kneepads for some kneeling.

In May, the NFL instated a policy that penalizes players who take a knee during the national anthem.

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"A club will be fined by the League if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem," the statement said. "The Commissioner will impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem."

Tennessee Titan's defensive end Jurrell Casey has decided that he will continue his whining and kneeling.

"I'm going to take my fine," Casey said in an interview. "It is what it is, I ain't going to let them stop me from doing what I want to do. If they want to have these battles between players and organizations, this is the way it's going to be."

Maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics.

He added that "At the end of the day, we got to do a job, but I will continue to use my platform to keep on speaking up."

Yes, he does have a job to do. And that job is playing football. His bosses have made it clear that political activism is not part of the job. Who knows, maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics. There's also Starbucks. They need a self-righteous CEO.

All anyone can talk about right now is Russia and collusion, and for good reason. Special Counsel Robert Mueller just indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for cyber attacks and the hacking of cyber-systems in energy, nuclear, water, and manufacturing sectors which you can read about here.

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The Trump-Russia scandal, in a word, is maniacal. There are many moving parts that are very hard to solve — or simply don't want to be solved. All of these are "mysteries wrapped in an enigma," asserted Glenn on Wednesday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program."



From the curious case of Imran Awan to the hacking of DNC servers to "Russian" meddling in elections via social media, all of these deserve scrutiny.

On today's episode, Glenn examined seven scandals that make up the Russia connection:

  1. Russian operatives who used social media to divide Americans during the 2016 election.
  2. The meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
  3. The Fusion GPS Dossier funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
  4. Voter fraud in Illinois.
  5. Hillary Clinton's emails.
  6. Imran Awan. Awan was an IT staffer for Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who was part of a federal investigation and was arrested on bank fraud charges.
  7. Lastly, the 2016 DNC email leaks.

For the entire explanation, tune into the podcast below:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

When it comes to Donald Trump, Glenn Beck argues that there are three tribes that categorize the way people examine him regarding his foreign and domestic policy.

Tribe one is the #Resistance. They are the ones who believe that everything President Trump does is bad. They're also the ones who call for impeachment and who label President Trump a "treasonous traitor" even before a summit with a foreign leader takes place.

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Those, according to Glenn's analysis, include groups like Think Progress, who published an article suggesting that women's rights would be rolled back if the President's SCOTUS nominee is confirmed by the Senate. This tribe also includes progressive talking heads and far Left publications and politicians like The New York Times and Hillary Clinton.

Tribe two are those who defend the President and his actions at all costs. He can do no wrong. These are the people who deny the President's mistakes. They believe the President is a master chess player and everyone else is a pawn in Trump's game.

Both who operate in tribes one and two maintain a "win at all costs" mentality. They don't care what happens as long as their side wins. Glenn calls this a "cult of personality madness."

Tribe three are those who are "free thinkers." These people question the President with boldness and aim for intellectual honesty when evaluating the President's policies and behavior.

Glenn believes tribe one and tribe two are smaller than tribe three.

So, what do all these tribes have to do with Trump and the Russians? Find out in the clip below.

Where do you fall when it comes to Trump and Russia?

When it comes to Donald Trump, Glenn argues that there are three tribes that categorize the way people examine him regarding his foreign and domestic policy.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.