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Jeff Sessions for President

March 4th, 2013 - 12:09 am

We found a leader, but hardly anybody noticed. Never mind Rubio and Ryan, or people named Bush. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama is the best we’ve got, and he’s plenty good. In fact, his words on the Senate floor when he implored his colleagues to reject the nomination of Jack Lew for Treasury secretary are as good as it gets. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard anything as elegant, compelling, honorable, and philosophically coherent as Sessions’ speech on the 27th of February.

You probably missed it, what with all the excitement of the epic gladiatorial combat between Bob Woodward and the White House, and the Hagel confirmation carnival, and the Rodman diplomatic mission to Pyongyang.

Sessions laid out Lew’s incredible record of catastrophic budget proposals, which, as Sessions noted, had been unanimously rejected by Congress and decimated in scholarly and editorial analyses. But all that, terrible though it was, and quite sufficient to disqualify anyone from running Treasury, was in a way the least of it. The worst was Lew’s nonchalance in lying to the Senate.

I have discussed his repeated, knowing, and deliberately false statements about those budget plans—most notoriously his claim that “Our budget will get us, over the next several years, to the point where we can look the American people in the eye and say we’re not adding to the debt anymore; we’re spending money that we have each year, and then we can work on bringing down our national debt.”

All false, knowingly and deliberately false. Sessions refused to sit for it. He moved into more philosophical territory, urging the rejection of Lew not only because the man himself is unworthy of the office, but to “defend the integrity of the Senate, to defend the right of our constituents to hear the truth from government officials, and to defend the idea, the very concept, of truth itself.”

Because if you vote for Lew, you’re refusing to stand up for the truth, not just about this one nomination, but about what’s happening to America. About what President Obama is doing to us. Sessions put it so clearly that even the proverbial blind man could see it: whereas the president has repeatedly said that he had a plan to “pay down our debt,” he doesn’t. It’s totally false. The proof? “This is the 1,400th day since Senate Democrats passed a budget.”

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I've always liked the guy, but we live in a low and dishonest time. Nobody will listen to him.
1 year ago
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However attractive any person is as potential POTUS, the holder of this office is ONLY the biggest star in the show. Works to a script written by people we know nothing about.

Facts which might put damper on their goals don't get a look in. The POTUS importance is in setting the tone of the production. Handsome, glib, tellng fairy tales to the chillun. Often in code. Smiling, or as in the present case smirking his utter contempt for the people with the gift of the job. For example in SEALING documents that presumably speak to his true identity and lawful qualifications for the job.

BUT BUT the really important players on the stage are members of the Congress and Senate. They know this when it comes to their own perks and exemptions from penalties in laws they enact for the People, and for special privileges they vote themselves.

They are also ADEPTS at putting their hands into the pockets of the working population enforced by their own Secret Police/IRS when they want some special privileges for their pets. Otherwise, it's every citizen for himself.

It Is Congress that decides what money from the public purse is to be spent for whatever. It is Congress that enacts laws that control the entire population. It is Congress that works via Commmittee with results - e.g camel as horse designed by committee .

Congressmen/Senators are the most immediate, the most "local" and "in our faces" parasites/depredators. Either independently or in collusion with the POTUS that cannibalise us. In Law and Economics. Congressmen members who work on the premise theirs is a charitable club and as ever "charity begins at home".

But membess of Congress are not free agents but employees/servants of the householders. The householders in the USA are the citizens.

The householders responsibility to protect and secure the household means they MUST hold their servants feet to the fire to insist their servants to do their contracted jobs or be sacked.

It is Congress that makes things happen, either independently from within their own exclusive gentlemens club or as collaborators to their front man the POTUS.
1 year ago
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Indeed
1 year ago
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It's a real problem. Most of us seem to find the cult of personality - as in Clinton and You-Know-Who - repulsive and dumb. Yet when it comes time to find another GOP POTUS candidate we hope to find someone who can equal the media grabbing wattage of the other side. There was only one Reagan and I don't see a replacement on the horizon. Even with his many flaws Newt was the closest I've seen. He probably couldn't have beaten The Big O but at least he would have put up a fascinating and educational fight.
1 year ago
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For POTUS in '16, Paul(Rand)/Rubio. Why? Because both of them were elected to the Senate by the Tea Party and they also bring some contrasting talents like Rand Paul (one of my fav US Senators aside from my own) who appeals to Libertarians like me. I also think he'll be more successful if runs in '16 than was his father cause he plays down or even rejects some of the more unpopular elements such as foreign policy which his father got criticized for often times. But he still embraces the hard core elements of fiscal responsibility and a simpler tax code. Rubio (aside from the obvious) has enormous talents in communicating what America is and should continue on being. Bottom line; both are Tea Party elected senators who champion Freedom and Liberty. But still a great point on Jeff Sessions. He is a very reliable voice in the Senate. But I doubt he'll ever have interest in pursuing the WH. Even if so he'll have tough clime (but I've been wrong before). PS to commenters: I've had it of Romney being picked apart. Give the guy a break! It's over and done with so leave him alone! Though I don't care what's said of McCain.
1 year ago
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Here we go again ... an old white fart for POTUS yeah!!!!!! Sessions is a solid guy but he won't be POTUS. Stop with the dreaming of one man that will save us all from Obama crap ... it ain't gonna happen. We'll get a POTUS that loves this country, from the bottom of his feet to the top of his head ... yes a male. We will aslo have a woman POTUS down the road sometime ... but I reckon that woman is currently being prepared and spared the agony of horrendous attacks from the militant left.
1 year ago
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All that it takes for Evil to triumph is for Good Men to do nothing!
1 year ago
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That you for this insightful article about Jeff Sessions. I follow current events very closely and this is the first I have heard of his statement. Of course Sessions is 100% correct, The Dems never offer solutions that work they only offer sleight of hand and misdirection. Why should they, the press will never hold them to account for their malfeasance.

This is exactly the type of thing that Mitt Romney should have said over and over. Instead he let himself be the punching bag for Obama. It will take someone with enough fire in their belly and the courage to tell the truth if we want to stop the Dems in 2014 and 2016.
1 year ago
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This is off topic. But I believe that no one is better qualified to pronounce on this than Dr. Ledeen.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2013/03/how_euro-socialism_set_off_a_fascist_bomb.html

"In Italy, Beppe Grillo the Clown just received 24% of the vote, the biggest percentage a single party has received since Benito Mussolini, Il Duce, in 1922, another economic crisis year."

* * *

"The Italian vote gives the Clown control of the Senate, and the biggest voice in the lower house. The Grillini now speak for the capital city of Rome. Since fascism is illegal in Italy, the Five Star Party pretends not to be fascist; but scratch the surface and that old grinning ghost stares back at you.)"

* * *

"In Italy Beppe Grillo ran as a sly comedian, spinning off conspiracy theories about 'chemtrails" (jet contrails) that poison the Italian people, the Rockefellers, Rothschilds and Illuminati who run the world to oppress the poor, and all the usual paranoid fantasies. But he also attacked massive corruption (which is true) and self-serving politicians (also true), and the euro currency that killed Italian exports (also true). Grillo voiced criticisms that other politicians avoided. Everybody knows about massive corruption, for example. Grillo said it.

Now the Clown has his own sources of money and ideology, which lead straight to Tehran, as we have pointed out. The Clown hates the Jews, and his website mentions "Jews" 2,500 times, and "Iran" 2,500 times. The Islamic Development Bank doesn't charge interest, the Clown tells us. This is pure Islamic fascist propaganda. Banks that loan free money don't exist in the real world, because they can't survive. But demagogues tell sucker lies, and this is a good one. Beppe tells his followers that he will nationalize the banks (like Il Duce) and give away free loans. It's like Obama phones, straight from Obama's stash. The suckers love it.

The Jews run the world by charging "usury" (this is an old, old story in Europe). In Beppe's Fantasyland money comes free, exactly what Islamist propaganda says. Beppe tells the world that "Everything I know about the Middle East I've learned from my father-in-law" Parvin Tajik, who runs a major construction business in Tehran, and therefore has to be in cahoots with the super-corrupt mullahs.

Guess who plays the scapegoat in this age-old drama? Yup."

1 year ago
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Jeff Sessions is without a doubt as fine a man as you will find in politics today and I am proud to vote for him for Senator, but I don't think he would have a chance at being elected POTUS.

I don't think any decent man has a chance - we are that far gone.
1 year ago
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"One swallow doesn't mean spring is here". There is no messiah after Jesus. It was Sessions,who on Sean Hannity's radio show, said he would vote for the disbursement of money and tanks to Egypt.
His reasoning was that he didn't want to meddle in prior agreements that were made to countries. Has he been sleeping? The current regime in Egypt is NOT the one with whom an agreement was made. The current government is anti American and anti Israel. They must be laughing at us for our naivete or is it plain stupidity?
1 year ago
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You must drop down to the next level: these 'exports' represent dependent DoD payrolls all over the nation. That's how these big DoD contractors operate -- ever last one.

As far as the gear threatening Israel -- it can't happen. The F-16s have no night-fighting electronics --- etc.
1 year ago
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