Encore of Revival: America, January 22, 2018

The Russianewsgategate scandal is turning out even better for Republicans than was first anticipated. GOP members pretend to not be as excited and more surprised than they actually are—and they are also pretending to be quite angry, aghast, and indignant. In truth, Republicans finally found a way to go after some long-neglected corruption since they now have the socio-political wherewithal without starting a cycle of post-election political persecution.

Corruption is abundant. Even Amazon faces backlash after a suspicious settlement while contractors pass the buck. The biggest scandal of all: the lie that government shuts-down during a so-called “government shutdown”. Some entitlements may be interrupted, but that’s about all. A true shutdown of the government only exists in the most radical Conservatives’ wildest dreams.

The tradition of panic over a rumored government shutdown dates back to the Clinton era when Bill vetoed the budget. Before then, no one dared touch a spending bill as it made way through the murky aisleways of Washington. It has since remained a threat politicians dangle over each other’s heads in attempt to hold the American people captive to their petty partisan playbook. That myth, also, is being exposed.

Then there is immigration. Sanctuary cities are making themselves unpopular with flyover country. Administrative action to merely enforce existing law should soon be heard by the Supreme Court where Justice Kennedy will once again rule in favor of Justice Kennedy being the deciding swing vote who takes orders from no political party. Remember, Supreme Court justices always vote for the supremacy of the Supreme Court. The best guess is that his ruling will be half-and-half, mixed with a few doses of seemingly off-topic “surprise”.

The American people are being played once again, from confronting corruption to budgets and bills. Washington could do much more, it’s just waiting for the people to get all excited first. But, the Democrats may have overplayed their hand this time.

The premise behind Republican support for amnesty and programs like DACA was to gain votes by gaining new voters. The memo leaked from the Center for American Progress rallies the call that DACA is ‘critical’ to Democrats’ ‘future electoral success’. That basically suggests that Americans don’t support Democrats—that Democrats don’t serve their current voters.

Republicans spoke the same way during the Bush years; Jeb has piped in just to make sure the world knows that the Bush family still thinks that way. But, today’s Republicans are starting to step away from all that rotgut and even push back on the “shutdown” threats.

Democrat politicians are now known to believe that a permanent class of voters dependent on government handouts is necessary to their future. DACA held a flickering hope of offering that. But, by shutting down the government to save DACA, the Democrats have alienated current voters dependent on those handouts. Their chances in 2018 look to be turning downward. It almost seems as if the Democratic party is self-destructing on purpose. And, that raises deeper questions.

Amazon drivers win legal battle which keeps ‘Draconian working conditions’ secret but could help 15,000 claim back pay | Mirror


FISA Scandal “Bigger Than Watergate” Corruption At “Highest Levels” #ReleasetheMemo | Geller Report

Republicans demand release of secret memo about how Obama’s DOJ and FBI abused surveillance powers during election… | Daily Mail

More texts turned over from FBI agent taken off Mueller team | Yahoo – AP

Byron York: Congress seeks answers after FBI claims texts missing in Trump-Russia probe | WA Examiner

Was Lynch coordinating with Comey in the Clinton investigation? | The Hill


President Trump: A year of real change | Washington Eaxminer

NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve | Politico

Trump Administration Appeals to Supreme Court on DACA Program | Bloomberg

CNN Diagnoses Trump With Heart Disease Despite ‘Excellent’ Health Report | NTK

Obama Mocked Trump’s Political Ambitions. Trump Spent His First Year Dismantling Obama’s Legacy | Daily Caller


Garbage won’t pile up during this government shutdown | Marketplace

McConnell to Meet With Schumer on Compromise: Shutdown Update | Bloomberg

Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government | AP

White House Voicemail: Government Closed Because Democrats Holding Military Funding ‘Hostage’ over ‘Immigration Debate’ | Breitbart

Shutdown heads into day two with divides deepening | CNN

Schumer’s shutdown reveals: Democrats will destroy America just to spite Trump | The Hill


LINK: Memo On Dreamers | Scribd

LEAKED MEMO: DACA Recipients Are ‘Critical’ to Democrats’ ‘Future Electoral Success’ | Gateway Pundit

Leaked Memo: DACA Amnesty Is ‘Critical Component of Democratic Party’s Future Electoral Success’ | Breitbart

LEAKED MEMO: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success’ | Daily Caller

Dreamers ‘critical’ to Dems’ ‘electoral success,’ Palmieri memo says | Fox News

The truth about DACA is uglier than we’ve been told | The Hill

Stunning. Jeb Bush Congratulates President Trump for His DACA “Bill of Love” | Gateway Pundit

California AG: Employers who Cooperate With Federal Immigration Raids Will be Prosecuted | NTK

Oakland Mayor Says She’ll Go To Jail To Protect Sanctuary City Policy | CBS 5KPIX SF Bay Area

EXCLUSIVE: California Neck Stabber Was Illegal Immigrant Deported 7 Times | Daily Caller

Florida Deal to Detain Illegal Immigrants Gains Sheriffs’ Support | WSJ