Sunday Talks: Senator Rand Paul -vs- Jake Tapper Discussing Russia, Russia, Russia….

Senator Rand Paul appears on CNN to discuss the upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A professionally obtuse Tapper demands war against Russia because former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta fell for a phishing scam and gave away his email password. Tapper also holds motive to demand war because when Seth Rich gave Wikileaks the DNC emails, Tapper’s pro-Clinton media constructs, including giving advanced knowledge of debate questions, surfaced and revealed his strzokic level bias.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Big Government, Big Stupid Government, Clinton(s), Deep State, Dem Hypocrisy, Desperately Seeking Hillary, Donald Trump, Election 2018, Fabian Socialists - Modern Progressives, media bias, Notorious Liars, President Trump, Rand Paul, Russia, Typical Prog Behavior, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

153 Responses to Sunday Talks: Senator Rand Paul -vs- Jake Tapper Discussing Russia, Russia, Russia….

  1. argustheboxer says:

    “strzokic level bias” I like it!

    Liked by 41 people

    • skeinster says:

      Aw, beat me to it! That is genius and I’m so stealing it.(With proper attribution, of course.)

      Liked by 7 people

    • 4sure says:

      I cannot watch any of these commie FAKE NEWS propaganda lucifers plying their evil trade. I will assume that Tapper was engaged in Lesson 1,777,777,777,777,777 of the brainwashing cirriculum. And who knows what Rand Paul is likely to say on any given day.

      Can someone give us a clift notes version of this lesson.
      Thanks

      Liked by 6 people

      • Kenji says:

        Perpetually stuck on lesson #666

        Liked by 13 people

      • Bendix says:

        If you look up “erratic” in the dictionary, you will see a picture of Rand Paul.
        Odd, his father is nothing if not consistent.
        Tapper is a lucifer. That’s a good way of putting it.

        Liked by 6 people

        • Sy_N_Tist says:

          If Ayn Rand were alive, she would sue rand paul for besmirching her good name. Ayn Rand foretold much that we have learned, including false senators like the paul’s.

          Liked by 8 people

          • B Woodward says:

            I see it the other way. Any Rand said that wars are the second greatest evil that human societies can perpetrate. (The first is dictatorship, the enslavement of their own citizens, which is the cause of wars.) I see Senator Paul trying to keep us out of unconstitutional wars and also opposed to those who would trample our liberties, like Obama and Mueller.

            Liked by 16 people

            • B Woodward says:

              Damn spell checker doesn’t know how to spell “Ayn”

              Liked by 2 people

            • SW Richmond says:

              It’s really difficult for some to come to grips with the fact that there truly are people in the world who want war, for the simple reason they can profit from it. These people see others as mere tools for them to achieve their wealth and power. These people aspire endlessly to positions of power. It is the nature of politics. Killing us en masse means nothing to them.

              So now let’s talk about the “Russian Threat”:

              https://www.stripes.com/news/despite-cuts-nato-still-accounts-for-most-of-world-s-military-spending-1.269882

              ” The combined defense expenditures of all NATO nations in 2013 amounted to $1.02 trillion. This figure includes research and development expenditures related to purchase of major equipment and pensions.

              By comparison, the total of military budgets for all countries in the world was $1.745 trillion in 2012, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute in Sweden.

              In 2012, China’s expenditures amounted to $166 billion and Russia’s were $90 billion. Iran trailed with just under $7 billion, according to SIPRI.

              By troop numbers, NATO also held a lopsided advantage over any other nation, with a total of 3,370,000 servicemembers in 2013, according to NATO’s statistics. This contrasts with Russia’s 766,000 troops and China’s estimated 2.3 million active-duty personnel, according to Sam Perlo-Freeman, director of SIPRI’s program on military expenditures.”

              Can you see that? NATO spent $1,002 Billion, and Russia spent $90 Billion. Those Russians are terrifying! We’ve got to do something! Let’s start a war! We’re not spending enough money yet!

              Maybe watching less TV is a good idea. Who is the threat to whom?

              https://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2014/04/09/natos-military-capabilities-in-europe-should-deter-russian-aggression
              “Russia Is Outmanned and Outgunned
              NATO can easily field a military far superior to Russia’s.”

              Warmongers need to get a life.

              Liked by 6 people

              • olderwiser21 says:

                SW – I always appreciate when Treepers post info and facts to back up their opinions. Thanks for this on NATO…

                Liked by 2 people

              • thedoc00 says:

                The problem is there is no reliable way to say how much closed societies (nations) like China or Russia really spent on any thing due to the way their government, industry, monetary systems and economies are so intertwined. So, while the numbers look bad they are suspect at best and more likely totally inaccurate.

                Liked by 1 person

                • CNN_sucks says:

                  Yes, agreed. We are talking about potential billion potential china army here. Unless, we obliterate china on the face of earth. Just like PDJT war is easy and peace is hard. I take the strength through peace.

                  Liked by 2 people

                • Jedi9 says:

                  On average China spends close to $2000.00 per soldier as opposed to $15,000 we spend per soldier just outfitting them!

                  Like

              • Jederman says:

                I’d rather have a strong mil and not need it then need one and not have it.

                Separate but related issues: a strong and proficient military does not include/require warmongers. Warmongers exploit the mil for the wrong reasons. Was in the military for 23 yrs. Never heard anyone say we need to start a war… . We were certainly motivated to do our jobs but we weren’t looking for trouble.

                Liked by 3 people

              • That was a good post, and I think I can personify that warmonger type with a few names and a couple of classifications……John McCain and both Bushes is a good start.

                Yep, the first classification is the Neo-Cons…..GOPe–Those who are liberal globalists and conservative ONLY to the extent that they glorify God, guns and glory.

                And those liberal globalists tie in nicely to the 2nd classification: the liberal/progressive Fabian Socialists like Jake Tapper. It’s just a comfortable, natural fit. And folks, here is what we refer to today as the uniparty.

                Like

              • Justmom says:

                The media are actively trying to encourage an invasion or attack on anyone so they can call Trump a warmonger.

                Like

                • Jedi9 says:

                  Well, is it no wonder that nations that are adversaries of the US and western nations are ones that don’t have central banks within their systems? Russia is debt free and doesn’t have a central bank within their domain! Seems to me to be a plausible coincidence that they continue to be looked at as the adversary by most legacy media doing the talking points!

                  Liked by 1 person

                • formerdem says:

                  To cover up their FISA abuse. That’s why they want tense foreign relations.

                  Liked by 1 person

            • Garrison Hall says:

              Rand Paul is an expert at finding “lynch-pin” issues, that either strengthen or completely destroy arguments. In this one he calmly points out that EVERYONE SPIES ON EVERYONE ELSE!! We do it to them, they do it to us and nobody in the spy business is going to own up to anything because the other side won’t. The Russians have a name for it—“realpolitik”—and it’s something Rand Paul understands better than most. The Russia, Russia, Russia, dog-and-pony show is embarrassingly contrived, largely because of the above points that he made, I think, quite well.

              We’re seeing another contrived narrative at our border with the “separation” of migrant children from their (supposed) parents. Visit any court house and you’ll see plenty of mothers being separated from their children after being convicted of crimes or simply awaiting trial because they can’t afford bail. Where do their kids go? Illegal immigrants and their kids should not be treated any differently. End of rant . . .

              Liked by 6 people

            • Paul says:

              Agree

              Liked by 1 person

          • Turranos says:

            Rand Paul came from good genetic stock but he is light years from being like his father.

            Like

      • Tapper made numerous Muh Russia assertions and Rand Paul went along with some mild differentiation.

        Liked by 3 people

        • gman says:

          As Sundance said, the DOJ/FBI has not seen the server in question, so no one can prove if/when and by whom a hack occured. And as Devin Nunes pointed out in his interview with Maria B this morning, the House Intelligence Committee submitted a report to the DOJ MONTHS ago saying the same thing Roachenstein reported on Friday

          I think our VSGPDJT will declass the docs-timing is everything. The declass will be done to have max impact on 2018 mid-terms

          Oh, and wouldn’t you just love to run onset and knock that condescending smirk off JT’s face?

          Liked by 6 people

        • Mariposa323 says:

          I thought it was a really good interview . Destroys the assertion that the evil Russians colluded to hack elections at least from the standpoint that the election interference is standard procedure with Russia and the US . We are interfering in their elections too . Ok so we better be prepared to defend
          ourselves from their hacks ! Blame yourselves not Russia .

          Liked by 1 person

    • mr.piddles says:

      Or “Strzokian bias”?

      Liked by 5 people

  2. Publius2016 says:

    open to Kavanaugh!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Publius2016 says:

    Tapper is bought and paid for!

    Liked by 4 people

    • rsmith1776 says:

      Yep, and Stormy is not a virgin. . .

      (-:

      Liked by 11 people

    • The Boss says:

      Whoever paid for Tapper should demand a refund. He’s a complete idiot. Case in point: He says if it weren’t for the special counsel, we’d have never known about the 12 Russians indicted Friday. What dumb-ass Jake forgets is that the hacking attempts were already known BEFORE Mueller became SC. A certain Kenyan imposter’s administration sat around with their thumbs in their asses, and meekly told Putin to ‘cut it out’.

      Liked by 26 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Yapper, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS etc. are all gifts to our country! In 20+ years as our President’s image is being placed on Mt. Rushmore, they will still be talking about Russia 🇷🇺, Mueller, Macedonian Bots, etc. as to why the Greatest President since George Washington was even given a chance to run this nation.

      It will be a gift even at that point in time for Generation Z to share with their kids that what they are seeing is called Fake News. They will use that time to reinforce TRUMPISM and the importance of making sure that they continue to find candidates that are 100% committed to it so that America can continue to be KEPT GREAT 👍!

      Liked by 15 people

  4. dbdb says:

    Why are few discussing the timing of the indictments?
    SC & DOJ are now in the Foreign Policy Business? That is pretty transparent!

    Liked by 15 people

    • Ditch Mitch says:

      They always were in the foreign policy business. When it advances/protects the deep state.

      Liked by 11 people

    • 4sure says:

      “That is pretty transparent!” SEDITION!!

      And what the eff are we going to do about it?

      Liked by 6 people

      • kiskiminetas says:

        Our side is going to take them down at the appropriate time. It is necessary for us to have patience. The deep state is massive and entrenched therefore we dismantle it piece by piece. Our battle is one that is a true insurgency and is somewhat modeled along the lines of communist insurgencies. We are attacking here and mounting fake attacks there all for the purpose of confusing and demoralizing the other side. These attacks will increase in intensity and focus leading into the mid-terms but after that battle it will take a few years to mop up the rest of the deep state. It is what it is so stay strong and committed.

        Wolverines!

        Like

  5. joeknuckles says:

    Tapper says it was “a massive hack to effect our election”. This was an absolutely false statement. It was not a hack, it was a phishing scam and it had no effect.

    Liked by 22 people

    • Ditch Mitch says:

      More than that, it was a deliberate download and pass the content to enemies of the state.

      Tech experts already proved that existing data transfer speeds were not advanced enough to move that much data in the time alotted. Direct connect was the only way.

      Liked by 12 people

    • Ditch Mitch says:

      More than that, it was a deliberate download and pass the content to enemies of the state.

      Tech experts already proved that existing data transfer speeds were not advanced enough to move that much data in the time alotted. Direct connect was the only way.

      Liked by 2 people

    • palafox says:

      It’s always phrased like that to insinuate that the “hack” was on voting machines or ballots.

      I wish someone would respond with “what did they hack, exactly?” If “the Russians” did anything at all — a still-dubious claim, in my opinion — it was that they stole emails from democrats that showed how low-down and dirty they are, and presented them for the world to see.

      Liked by 12 people

      • Bill_M says:

        And they tried to hack the RNC also and failed because RNC took simple actions to prevent hacking.

        Liked by 6 people

        • JX says:

          RNC took simple actions to prevent hacking.

          Meanwhile the Democrats have:
          • the Awan espionage team
          • Weiner somehow possessing the Secretary of State’s email
          • Abedin placing the Secretary of State’s email on yahoo where all accounts were breached
          • Clinton illegally operating a private server(s) for official business

          But none of those actions can be investigated.

          Liked by 4 people

          • psychodave says:

            Wish you hadn’t omitted the Chinese hack of Obama’s Office of Personnel Management. I’ve been hoping other Trump supporters would emphasize how incompetent (or intentionally careless) Democrats are about cyber security. During future elections Repubs could stress how Dems are incapable, emotionally,morally and intellectually, of government.

            Our side might gain the moral high ground if we stopped trying to get hold of stolen documents from criminals (e.g. Gucifer 2.0)

            Liked by 1 person

            • formerdem says:

              I think DNC is deliberately careless because they are trying to hide the tracks of using NSA access as a bennie for linked political “research” outfits interested in political or blackmail info…. and trying to hide their tracks among a stampede of other vast privacy violations. They were indeed expecting permanent political dominion over everybody. Thank God for PDJT and the voters who “got” him right away (I didn’t).

              Like

      • cccp3-o says:

        There was no hack.
        Seth Rich uploaded files and passed them to Wikileaks.

        Liked by 4 people

      • Brian Baker says:

        Never mentioned in this entire charade is also how irresponsible and dumb Democrats are when it comes to cyber security and handling classified information. Be it Hillary, Pedosta, the DNC or House Dems.

        Liked by 3 people

        • formerdem says:

          Are they dumb or is it more like trying to conceal a murdered body on a battlefield? If they were rummaging through NSA for personal gain, then vast cyberintrusions everywhere would muddy detection.

          Like

    • NoSnow says:

      The indictment says the perpetrators used spearfishing to obtain login credentials. With those credentials, they gained unauthorized access to the DCCC computers. Hacking is defined as gaining unauthorized access to a computer or network. From the DCCC network, they gained unauthorized access to the DNC network and its connected computers and installed malware. They also hacked the Microsoft Exchange Server to steal emails.

      It appears the forensic information in the indictment came from NSA upstream, not any analysis of any DNC servers. Upstream records internet backbone transactions between servers, each transaction containing source and destination IP addresses, which can then be analyzed to disclose a hacker’s activity.

      The indictment contains the same level of detail as two other indictments issued in the past by the DOJ for Chinese hackers and Iranian hackers.

      My understanding of the original VIPS analysis is that it did not consider that the exfiltrated documents could have been assembled into one zip file on the local network before uploading, negating their assertion that internet transfer speeds were insufficient for a file-by-file transfer. This was pointed out in a dissent made by other VIPS members.

      Having said all that, it is interesting to note that the indictment alleges the DNC emails were transferred from Guccifer 2.0 to WikiLeaks on July 18 and were made public just four days later. However, Assange announced in an interview on ITV on July 12 – many days earlier — that he was curating Clinton emails for release. His announcement is probably what prompted the DNC to make the breach public on July 14. Perhaps Assange got the DNC emails earlier via another source?

      The indictment only addresses one of the alleged hackers previously identified as APT28 (CrowdStrike’s “Fancy Bear”). Nothing is said about the other alleged hacker identified as APT29 (CrowdStrike’s “Cozy Bear”) that gained access to the DNC system much earlier in the summer of 2015.

      Liked by 4 people

      • NoSnow says:

        Make that June 12 (Assange announcement) and June 14 (DNC announcement).

        Liked by 2 people

      • olderwiser21 says:

        NoSnow – thanks for all the detailed info – I will probably have to read it three or four times to understand what you said, but I am so glad you are willing to take the time to explain this stuff.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Janie M. says:

        NoSnow, interesting and extensive article (Feb., 2018 @ The New American) regarding Dmitri Alperovitch and his affiliations.Under the subheading strong>Phony “Fingerprints,” Phony “Hack” is a lengthy discussion of technical experts refuting CrowStrike’s assertion of Russians hacking the DNC. In the closing of that segment is a mention of Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, see “snip” below.

        The Russia Collusion Suspect Nobody’s Talking About: CrowdStrike’s Dmitri Alperovitch

        [snip]
        Assange is not alone, though, in denying a Russian source connection. Craig Murray, the human-rights whistleblower and former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, has said in interviews with two British newspapers, The Guardian and Daily Mail Online, that he personally flew to Washington, D.C., and met with the DNC employee who provided him with the DNC e-mails to give to WikiLeaks. “I’ve met the person who leaked them,” Murray told The Guardian, “and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack.” Ambassador Murray’s career has shown him to be a credible witness, as well as heroically courageous. In exposing the brutal communist dictatorship of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, he also stood up to the British Foreign Office, which was covering for Karimov, and in so doing, sacrificed his diplomatic career and drew down on himself a vicious campaign of character assassination aimed at destroying his reputation.

        https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/28387-the-russia-collusion-suspect-nobodys-talking-about-crowdstrikes-dmitri-alperovitch

        Liked by 3 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Liked by 6 people

      • palafox says:

        The U.S. has also tried to intervene in a foreign election by threatening countries will go “to the back of the queue” by voting a certain way. I wonder why liberals never bring that up?

        Liked by 7 people

        • fleporeblog says:

          Rand Paul letting the truth out! Yapper will be yelled at for having him on.

          Liked by 2 people

    • The only real hacking attempts that I am aware of occurred to the State of Georgia during or prior to the 2016 elections. This appeared to be a relatively massive attempt to gain access to the State of Georgia voters data-base.

      They managed to trace the IP address of these attackers and all attacks came from a single source…..computers owned and operated by our own Department of Homeland Security.

      Oh yes folks–these hackers seem to be our own deep state government and I do not trust Rosenstein with this latest announcement any further than I can throw him. I hope you are not drinking the Cool-Aid…..

      https://www.wsj.com/articles/georgia-reports-attempt-to-hack-states-election-database-via-ip-address-linked-to-homeland-security-1481229960

      Liked by 4 people

  6. Paul B. says:

    Paul makes a lot of sense.
    Tapper, it wasn’t too many years ago I thought was a good guy. How far he’s fallen. He’s just a leftist provocateur.
    My biggest disappointment with the interview was that Paul didn’t say right out of the gates that Rosenstein making his announcement days before the summit with Putin was an antagonistic act toward President Trump. He could have informed Trump privately so he could deal appropriately with Putin, and delayed the announcement until after the summit. That’s how it would have been handled in the past. But Rosenstein is thoroughly politicized and full of himself. Ironic that Trump appointed him and protected his job. I’m sure the president is now saying, live and learn.

    Liked by 12 people

    • rsmith1776 says:

      “Tapper, it wasn’t too many years ago I thought was a good guy.”

      Guilty here, too.

      Sundance opened my eyes.

      Liked by 2 people

    • gda says:

      He also did not mention that this was all in the Nunes report when Tapper claimed we would not have found out about the Russians were it not for the SC.

      To be fair, he did say that the DOJ could have handled this in the same way WITHOUT the need for the SC.

      Liked by 10 people

    • UK monarch-monopolists funded invasions of Russia by Napoleon, by British in Crimea, the assassination of Czar Alexander [1], invasion by the Kaiser, the Bolshevik Revolution, the asset stripping by Armand Hammer and JP Morgan, the invasion by Hitler. Carter funded Afghan drug smuggling and terrorism in Russia. Following the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Big Bush and CIA Project Hammer [2] asset stripped Russia again. Baby Bush funded color revolution in Georgia, attacked Russia and Obombie funded color revolution in Ukraine and attacked Crimea. UK spy Stefan Halper, at Strategic Communication Laboratories rigged 2008, 2012 elections for Obombie, got busted by Trump. UK spies at GCHQ framed Putin with Pee Pee tale, poisoned Skripals to eliminate witnesses. The UNIPARTY are experts at rigging elections [3], Russia never had a chance

      UK monarch-monopolists are the enemy of humanity

      [1] “Pawns in the Game” by Wm Guy Carr at VeteransToday

      [2] “9/11 Conspiracy Solved, Names, Connections, Details” on YouTube

      [3] Beverly Harris on > BlackBoxVoting.org

      Like

    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Paul all you say is correct except they are going against PDJT.

      PDJT will use the announcement of the indictments to his advantage. Just like his own statement about Germany being controlled by Russian oil.

      Liked by 8 people

    • WSB says:

      As was pointed out by Nunes earlier, the proper course of action would have been to keep the warrants sealed, make the arrests/extraditions/etc. in private, and THEN unseal them.

      This was clearly a political move.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Child of Morning says:

      I’m waiting for someone to point out how utterly weak this looks. Indicting foreign operatives in a domestic US court is just silly looking. Not sure how Trump is supposed to respond – given that he knows how stupid it would be to ratchet up tensions with Russia over these nonsense indictments. Any onlooker, nonetheless, can poke fun at the administration for this kind of fecklessness. Remember, we don’t see RR and the leaders of the DOJ as part of Trump’s administration….but folks outside of the US surely do.

      A bit surprised that nobody has gone down this path to poke our president in the eye.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Rand did a fantastic job in this interview! Brilliant rebuttal of everything Tapper put out.

    Liked by 10 people

  8. Bendix says:

    The problem, as I see it, is that these “reporters” or “journalists” or “correspondents” do not realize that their role is not to be a player.
    They are not elected officials, nor are they government employees.
    They aren’t even part of the entertainment industry, really; although they would argue with you on that one.
    Anyone ever notice how the interview process has changed. Also the reporting process.
    Gunga Dan was one of the first ones to inject himself into the story.
    Why do the reporters even appear on camera, other than for a brief sign off?
    Poor Jake. A big celebrity wanna-be, who doesn’t want to do the actual hard work involved in whatever profession he thinks he’s in.
    Yes, Walter Cronkite had a lot of work to do. Even Meryl Streep, she got where she is by working hard.
    Ol’ Jake hasn’t even bothered to take and pass a civil service exam. He’s coasting on pure visibility.
    Even that Farrow kid, with all his privilege and connections, had to eventually come up with a really big story, with a really big impact, to make a name for himself.
    Jake is resting on his laurels, hoping that we don’t notice that he doesn’t have any.

    Liked by 12 people

  9. Koot Katmando says:

    Paul did pretty good. I wish he would of told him that the Nunz memo laid out what the Russians did months ago. Also tell him if someone gets into your computer when your password is password is it really a hack?

    Liked by 8 people

    • 4sure says:

      Rand should have told him the truth. It was a concocted indictment of 12 ghosts by the deep state to cover up their treasonous acts in the Obama admin., and led by that commie Obama . He should have further said, “Jake you will be able to relate to a fake indictment since it is like the fake news you spew.”

      Liked by 8 people

      • Amy2 says:

        Congressman Ratcliffe made a good point on Sunday Morning Futures today. He said that if the indictment was serious, they would have kept it sealed until the recipients were available to deliver them. That wouldn’t have done Mueller/Rosenstein any good.

        Liked by 5 people

  10. SickRick says:

    Tapper needs his WH press creds pulled. It’s fun to watch Sarah smack him down, and VSGPDJT pass him by. But his OBNOXIOUSNESS has long since lost its amusement value. Time to tell CNN to SEND SOMEONE ELSE, or SEND NO ONE.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. 1. We are bombarded with political ads from thousands of self-interested entities attempting to ‘collude’ with our subconscious to have us pull a lever we might not otherwise. Oh well.

    2. The central tenet of managed democracy as so revealingly stated by Eddie Bernays is: “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country”

    Note the language. Unseen mechanism. Manipulation. Invisible. At best, our de facto manipulators resent the trespass of alleged Russian manipulators. Competition! Oh well. CNN never asks whose unseen message is better for average Americans? If the Russians in fact can help manipulate American opinion to a more unapologetically nationalist mindset, then I vote Putin over Tapper. Pick your collusion-cocktail boys and girls.

    The reigning King of Collusion is the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), one of ‘ours’. Read here to learn all about the instability your government is sowing around the world on your nickel. Russia has been a big NED target in years past.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-national-endowment-for-political-meddling-democracy-ned/

    Currently NED is under assault like it never been before by the Elliot Ness of Anti-Collusion on a global scale. That would be our very own POTUS. Go Trump go!

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/the-trump-administration-wants-to-dismantle-ronald-reagans-infrastructure-of-democracy/2018/03/04/8b94d7f6-1e54-11e8-ae5a-16e60e4605f3_story.html?utm_term=.b8d805e8a114

    Liked by 8 people

  12. hellinahandbasket says:

    A wee-little part inside me, keeps waiting for the Cnn talking-head to have an on-air public meltdown, and tell the world they don’t believe one iota of what they say – bang the desk, throw papers, and storm off the stage sobbing.

    Liked by 6 people

  13. ddassow says:

    When anyone gives an intelligent, well thought out, answer… these idiots don’t know what to say. They look at their notes & sort of repeat the same thing. This is why I don’t watch these dummies any longer.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. jstanley01 says:

    Seth Rich is why, if the Deep State has its way, Julian Assange will never again walk free…

    Liked by 3 people

    • Amy2 says:

      What a goofy journalist. Assange was saying that they don’t sit on info because their sources see things like Rich’s unexplained murder and get concerned.

      Liked by 1 person

      • jstanley01 says:

        The guy’s point was, why bring Rich up at all? When the reports were that he was killed in a botched street robbery? I could be wrong, but to me it’s hard not to conclude that Assange wanted people to read between the lines.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Amy2 says:

          He brought up Rich, because when his informants/whistleblowers/whatever see unexplained things like that, they get scared. He was explaining why he doesn’t sit on info. That was his first comment. I got the context. He brought up Rich to make the point.

          Liked by 1 person

  15. PVCDroid says:

    Trump needs to start declassify everything and establishing a outside independent organization review Crowdstrike I.T. claims. This is going too far in the wrong direction giving Mueller/DOJ/FBI too much credibility. I’m afraid every day he delays doing so damages him further.

    Liked by 4 people

  16. todayistheday99 says:

    Very satisfying interview. Rand comes across as extremely knowledge and realistic and lets Tapper expose himself as an angry whining war monger. The way theses “interviews” go, they are zero sum games and in this interview, Rand wins big and Tapper loses big.

    Liked by 8 people

  17. glissmeister says:

    Computer security matters. Democrat pseudo-elite like Podesta and HRC are spectacularly incompetent and have comported themselves with a remarkable degree of promiscuous negligence. What hubris to complain about foreign interests hacking what they can.

    Our national zeitgeist plus $22,000,000 and counting are being squandered on promiscuous fools. What a spectacular waste of time and resources seeking face-saving for properly embarrassed and stunningly incompetent Democrats screwing up their stewardship of computer use.

    It would be interesting to know what percentage of “tampered” elections occurred where Democrats were in charge of election security and the supervision of the voting process. It would be even more interesting to know what percentage of the tampering was foreign governments and what percentage was Democrat-induced voter fraud.

    Awan is the poster boy. Seth Rich is the martyr. Podesta and HRC are the tip of iceberg.

    Makes me wonder if Democrats weren’t making money doing things the way they did to make all this possible.

    Liked by 6 people

  18. Hmmm... says:

    Absolutely brilliant and spot on from Rand. It really isn’t even a chicken or the egg scenario with both Ukraine and Georgia. The US (against other NATO allies recommendations) was pushing very hard for both to join. Perhaps it was a ploy to put pressure on Russia to be more agreeable to other issues however Russia called the bluff both times by invading. They asked the question “Do you really want to go to war over Georgia or Ukraine?” and they were right to guess that the answer was no. Obviously had they been a part of NATO we would have had to so it became critical for the Russians to press the issue before they could join or else it would be too late. What is incredible to me is that the US fell for the same trap twice. Mind boggling actually.

    Just to further prove the point, the two leaders at the time that we were pushing for these countries to join NATO ended up to be completely corrupt. The US would have obligated itself to defend these incredibly corrupt and insanely rickety regimes in countries that both contain relatively high percentages of ethnic Russians to a point that a civil war erupted. Complete idiocy.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. ALEX says:

    Excellent. What’s driving the left nuts is repeating this happened under Obama and they did nothing and the fact there is no collusion.

    I myself went to DCleaks and the Gucifer2.0 websites which were in WordPress just like this site. They even had comment sections. If Rodger Stone or anyone else did this too…then it’s not colluding to access public open source data.

    The facts of what this info contained is the most important thing to remind the left of. Crooked rigged the democrat primary and Podesta was thick as thieves with every major Fake News outlet…To think leaking the first two foreign calls the President made on the front page of WaPo is considered fair game, but how dare anyone leak Crooked and the democrats dirty laundry….

    Liked by 9 people

  20. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    Rand Paul IMMEDIATELY shoots down the “Election Meddling” hokum the media keeps pushing.
    Ever notice that when Trump reminds people of how Obama failed (didn’t even try) to keep Putin from annexing Crimea the media stops talking about it. Because it is UNDENIABLE. Trump just keeps saying the same thing. Good tactic when dealing with media idiots.
    Whenever they bring up “Election Meddling” he should just keep telling them about Obama & the State Dept. messing with Israeli elections back in 2015. Not sure of election date but the State Dept gave over quarter of a million bucks to some anti – Netanyahu group. Onevision or Onevoice or something like that. The media barely said jack shit about it & over at State they claimed the money was a legal donation, or whatever. Anyway, because it was Obama nobody did a damn thing. Ryan & McConnell made sure the GOPe stayed quiet too. Whenever MSM asks about “Election Meddling” Trump should just keep asking why they didn’t complain about Obama trying to influence election outcomes? It would also be nice of the Israelis if they opened their own investigation too. They could indict some people from State & ask them to be extradited to Israel. The President would HAVE to send them over being it’s such a SERIOUS issue.

    Liked by 8 people

  21. Amy2 says:

    I like Rand Paul. He votes his conscience (an informed on) when few Congressmen even listen to theirs.

    Liked by 4 people

  22. TwoLaine says:

    Why is Jake the Fake Clapper polluting Helsinki? Did he provide transport for the “protesters”?

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Apfelcobbler says:

    No Jake (8:40), it’s not equivalence. The US interfered with elections in Ukraine to the point of inciting a revolution. And that’s business as usual for the CIA.

    What’s that? Is that the distinctive SMELL of Progressive hypocracy? [hat tip P. Strzok]

    Liked by 5 people

  24. TwoLaine says:

    Jakey really didn’t have much to say. Maybe he’s brain dead.

    Like

  25. blondegator says:

    Professionally obtuse Jake Tapper”…………

    Those must be the two most descriptive words in the English language about MOST of the MsM.

    Excellent, Sundance. I love perfectly descriptive language, you nailed it.

    Liked by 6 people

  26. MTeresa says:

    Anyone that wants to “true the vote” should start with voter ID laws. Anything else is pure BS. Foreign governments will always try to interfere. What about interference from within our own country? Why would anyone be against that? Hmmmmm

    Liked by 4 people

    • 4gypsybreeze says:

      Totally agree! We could really win on this with minimum effort. Turn it to our advantage. Along the lines of—-Those Russian were sneaky….next time they might try to actually have agents infiltrate as American citizens and vote. (sarc) You know, kinda like Mexico does now in the U.S.—by having non-citizen Mexicans vote in U.S. elections! Or, people who vote more than once, etc….could be Russian agents! But, if we concentrate on the Russian aspect….we could git ‘er done! We need voter I.D. laws.

      Liked by 2 people

  27. Think too of the storm in a teacup election meddling really amounts to. Had someone colluded on the part of Uniparty Subgroup-A to prevent Uniparty Subgroup-B from gaining the White House, we would have gotten a Bush instead of a Clinton or vice-versa.

    In normal times, the Establishment Media’s job is to amplify the ‘wrenchingness’ of the change, when in reality it’s a molehill. Wow, what a vigorous two-party system we have!

    This issue only matters because Trump belongs to neither. The real collusion story that the Tappers of the world cannot let go of (yet at the same time cannot verbalize explicitly) is that the People colluded to upset a very cozy game of ping-pong.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. yy4u says:

    Okay, I’m going to prove my ignorance here. I’ve read and listened and heard and been propagandized and indoctrinated by the MSM for over eighteen months now and I still don’t know exactly what the media and other Democrats expect President Trump to do vis a vis Russia. Does anyone know what they want? (Other than POTUS to resign which is not going to happen). Nuke Russia? Declare war against Russia? Invade Russia? What are their ideas? What would Hillary have done? Another RESET?

    Barack Obama MANFULLY stepped up and said “cut it out” (snark). Do they want POTUS to flex his biceps and tell Putin to “cut it out”? Would that shut them up? Don’t think so.

    I’m tired of Republicans always playing defense. Why not ask Tapper or Pelosi or Schumer or any of those who are bloviating constantly about Muh Russia, “so what, Jakie Pooh, is your solution? You know so much. What would YOU do?”

    Liked by 3 people

    • GB Bari says:

      yy4u – you’re looking for an answer that doesn’t exist. The Democrats have no wish to solve this or any problem about which they incessantly complain. I’m not being sarcastic here

      They always find fault with Republican proposed solutions because the Democrats need problems to remain unsolved so they can continue to complain and make campaign issues from them. That strategy seems so transparent yet tens of millions of fools who cannot think their way out of a wet paper bag will fall for it, lhook line and sinker”, every time.

      You’re not showing ignorance, you’re just not thinking as cynically as required to understand the Left.

      Liked by 4 people

  29. recoverydotgod says:

    Great interview by Sen. Paul.

    The media is pretty much an expression of EU-ism. They wanted Hilary, thought she would coddle them more and even better than Pres. Obama did. They are really angry they got Pres. Trump. He is more about protecting American workers and companies than them.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. JX says:

    Paul handled Tapper quite well.

    Liked by 3 people

  31. bkrg2 says:

    I cant watch any MSM Fake News, especially CNN and Fake Crapper.
    Thanks to the Treepers for posting some summaries above.
    Basically, same crap, different day…

    Liked by 1 person

    • olderwiser21 says:

      Me, neither bkrg2 – can’t watch any of these guys and haven’t watched any of them for about three years now, except to see them meltdown on election night 2016. That was the best!

      Liked by 1 person

  32. starshollow88 says:

    Tapper is just awful. One of the worst in my humble opinion. I see people defending him whenever he does something even slightly fair, but I don’t fall for his game one bit.

    Liked by 3 people

  33. NC PATRIOT says:

    Even though Rand can be a contrarian for VSG at times, you can tell he really likes Rand a lot!

    Like

  34. melski says:

    Tapper is going to be sore for a week from the beating Sen. Paul gave him.

    Liked by 2 people

  35. 4gypsybreeze says:

    Amazing (not) how Tapper glossed over the statement by Senator Paul about how we interfere with other countries elections, etc.! Most “sane” people who watched the interview should have caught the information that Senator Paul threw out there. Kudos to Senator Paul.

    This is an opportunity for us to consider though on Election Fraud and Voter identification. Sarcastic me—My! My! Those there Ruskies are pretty sneaky. They were not able to change a vote this time…next time they may try to infiltrate with actual agents posing as Americans! Shucks…I think we may have to put in voter I.D. Laws! Shucks! –me in current snark mode!

    Liked by 1 person

  36. roubaix says:

    Today Rand has outraged a lot of people by speaking plain facts!

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/15/former-clinton-wh-staffer-its-tempting-to-beat-up-rand-paul/

    I never advocate violence but if I lived in Bowling Green it would be tempting to beat the crap out of Rand Paul.
    — Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) July 15, 2018

    @TrueFactsStated can’t handle the truth it seems…

    Liked by 1 person

  37. pnj01 says:

    This whole meme about “Trump must demand extradition” is ridiculous. As Amb. John Bolton as pointed out, there is no Extradition Treaty between the USA and Russia. Moreover, as Bolton also pointed out, the Russian Constitution forbids extradition. MOST BASICALLY, though, if Trump does insist, won’t Putin just say: “well, if you want those 25, I want the 25 following named CIA agents who were spying on Russia at the same time.” At which point, Trump could say either: “hummina, hummina” or perhaps: “well, we’ll give you John Brennan and Jim Comey instead….”

    The bottom line, though, is that indictments are meaningless between Cold War competitors. Everybody knows that except for silly Swamp creatures.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. “Russia hacked the election, the intelligence community consensus concludes.”

    “Seth Rich died of natural causes, its a conspiracy theory that he gave downloaded DNC server to wikileaks.”

    “Its anti-american to call Mexico, Canada, EU, and China thieves for siphoning off America’s wealth.”

    “Its antifascist to incite violence, limit free speech, and denigrate opposing viewpoints.”

    ……… Is this the New TRUTH?………

    Like

  39. Justmom says:

    Having watched this link and understanding the inherent logic in Rand’ s outline of his idea of the most sensible foreign policy approach, hearing Tapper’s deliberately obtuse responses and questions, seeing the hyperbolic responses to this interview on Twitter and rewatching the interview, it seems to me that the swamp apparently intends to use this Russia election hacking narrative to call for legislation to centralize voting processes in the Federal Government “to protect our democracy” which will give the swamp full control of all future elections so that they never need to deal with a Donald Trump or his ilk ever again.

    Rand seems to be reminding us and emphasizing that local and decentralized systems are much more difficult to corrupt than centralized processes. I think he’s telling us this for a reason.

    Like

  40. jello333 says:

    Poor, poor Jake! He needs to call Mommy and have her check under his bed to make sure there’s no Reds hiding there!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s