Ryan Pushed “Obamacare Lite” and it Flopped!

by Al Benson Jr.

After John Boehner left as Speaker of the House the Republicans were, supposedly, going to replace him with a real “conservative” who would be truly concerned with the will of the people. After lots of backroom dealing, we got Paul Ryan instead. He was touted as a “conservative” but that was a pile of West Texas cow chips, as he turned out to be little more than a water carrier for Comrade Obama.

Comrade Ryan, oh, pardon me, I meant Speaker Ryan, has long been a part of the Ruling Establishment, concerned with preserving the status quo (stiffing the public), which is one reason he never supported Donald Trump in his presidential bid. Trump just wasn’t one of the “good old boys” and if, by some fluke, he won, Ryan was going to do nothing whatever to help him along because he took his orders from the Ruling Establishment of which he is a part. And their plan has long been to derail Trump by whatever means possible, be it by far-out Russian conspiracy theories about Trump cavorting around with every Russian despot back to the Czar, or whatever. And I have to be honest, it’s the “whatever” that bothers me.

Trump had promised before the election that he would repeal and replace Obamacare, and up to this point, it seems as though Trump has been trying to fulfill the promises he made to the American people–something I have never seen any candidate  do in my lifetime. But when it came to replacing Obamacare,  Trump seemed to lean on Paul Ryan to handle this and it seems that Ryan already had a plan that he said would do the trick. Well, guess what? It didn’t. I have not read any of the ins and outs of Ryan’s “replacement” bill, but from comments I have seen from others who did, it seemed like he was replacing as little of Obamacare as possible and retaining, in some form, as much of it as he could. This would have been so typical for the “conservative” Ryan that anyone who has watched him should have expected it. A major part of Ryan’s chore as Speaker of the House has been to preserve as much of the status quo as possible while giving the appearance of helping to dismantle it. A thorny chore, but so far he’s been up to it.

However, he health care “replacement” bill did not fool too many people. Of course the Democrats were expected to vote against anything that might even minimally weaken the health care diktat of their cherished Barack. But then, the Democrats today are, to all intents and purposes, further to the Left now than the Communist Party dared to be forty years ago, so what else is new?

However, there were some Republicans, some of them in what they call “the Freedom Caucus” that could see through this Obamacare remake and they were not going to vote for it–thank heaven! As much as I want to see Obamacare repealed, and as much as Mr. Trump seems to want to see it repealed and replaced, this bill of Paul Ryan’s was not the vehicle that would have done that. It preserved more than it replaced–and I’m sure that was the intent.

There have been calls now for Ryan to step down as Speaker of the House, and, given his conservatively insipid performance since he’s been up there, I think that’s a capital idea. Only if he does, this time the Republicans need to do a lot better than just picking another RINO like they did the last time!

If Mr. Trump is really serious about “draining the swamp” he is going to find out that many of the major contributors to the perpetuation of the swamp are in his own party and they are trying to deep six his efforts every bit as much as Hillary, Soros, and the rest of the Lefties are, because, in the final analysis, they all work for the same people, and the party labels are superfluous.  We should pray for wisdom and  discernment for the President. He will need all he can get, lest the Judas goats overwhelm him!

Deep State Cultural Marxists Won’t Quit Until Trump Is Gone

by Al Benson Jr.

One thing Donald Trump had better realize is the truth of the headline for this article. If he really grasps that it may help him to resist what they are trying to do to him. And he will need to resist because they will continue trying to have him for lunch if he does not.

An article on http://thehornnews.com  for March 14th noted: “According to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , Hillary has been busy behind the scenes plotting an impeachment. The former secretary of state is conspiring with the intelligence community to impeach President Donald Trump, Assange says, and wants Vice President Mike Pence to take over the White House. According to Assange, Pence is preferred by Hillary and her cronies because he’s more ‘predicable’–and can therefore be more easily defeated.” Assange claimed he got this from two people in the intelligence community who passed it along to him. If true, it confirms the fact that Hillary indeed plans to run again in 2020 and she’d rather run against Pence than Trump because she thinks she can pretty well figure out what Pence will do in advance. The people who told Assange this said that Pence was “aware” of the plot. At this point I would not want  to accuse him of that, so we will just have to watch and see how it all goes down.

Now if you are like me you have to be getting sick and tired of all the anti-Russian fake news the prostitute press has been throwing at us for months now. If you were to accept it you would think that Donald Trump can’t blow his nose without asking Putin’s permission. I don’t doubt that 99% of it is of a very high grade of that stuff you find out in a West Texas cow pasture. I have no love for Putin, who has been part of the KGB in an earlier life, nor am I a Russia-lover who thinks Russia can do no wrong. The history of communism there is enough to give the lie to that foolishness. However, I  have noticed  that the people in Washington who claim to be so horrified by what Russia is doing now seemed to have no problem with what Russia, as part of the Soviet Union, did under communism. That didn’t seem to bother them, but a Russia, supposedly without communism seems to annoy them no end. Is there a lesson in that fact for us?

An article on http://www.ZeroHedge.com for March 10, authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org observed: “If Trump doesn’t adopt the Cold War 2 approach of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and is forced out of his own administration in the same manner as (Michael) Flynn, it will become clear why once we learn who would replace him: Mike Pence. As the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin observed: ‘Pence is seen by many in Washington as a figure who might stand up for the traditionally hawkish views he espoused while in Congress, a proxy of sorts for the GOP national security establishment…according to Rogin, behind the scenes, Pence will ultimately help shape Trump’s foreign policy into the traditional style witnessed under Obama:” In other words, Pence, one way or another, will be used to shift Trump’s foreign policy to one that turns out to be anti-Russian. That will make the arms manufacturers and the military industrial complex deliriously happy. I’m not saying we should not strengthen our national defenses–we should. But let’s don’t go looking for a fight!

And as most intelligent folks realize, some of Trump’s worse enemies are not in Russia, they are a mere two miles down the road from the White House in Obama’s new mansion where he has set up a command post for the purpose of tearing down Trump’s administration. An article on March 12th on http://www.teaparty.org states that “Even since Trump got into office, Barack Hussein Obama has been completely consumed  with taking our new president down. As information continues to emerge about his shadow government and his illegal spying on Trump throughout the presidential election, now an insider close to ol’ Barry is revealing one of Obama”s daily routines…it shows just how truly demented and obsessed Obama has become since Trump’s January 20th inauguration ceremony…Rather than resorting to his favorite hobby of playing golf, Obama spends all of his waking hours literally  obsessing over the man who succeeded him in office…Obama leads daily conference calls with Democratic politicians, where they plot vile new strategies for how to completely obliterate Trump and his administration.”

Now we are told that Valerie Jarrett has move into Obama’s command post (mansion) to help “mount the insurgency” against Trump. According to an article by Dr. Susan Berry which appeared on Blabber-Buzz  for March 3rd: “…Jarrett, Obama’s former special advisor in the White House, has moved into the home with former lady Michelle Obama. I’ll bet that’s a cozy arrangement! When Obama was in office there were some who claimed that Jarrett was the real brains in the White House and kept the Obama (Soros) agenda focused. Could it be that this is the reason she is now moving in with the Obamas–to keep Barry “focused” on the real reason he is there so that he doesn’t wander off and spend too much time at the golf club or waste his time “obsessing” over the man who succeeded him?

However this hodge-podge works out, Mr. Trump has to realize he has many, many enemies, both inside and out of his administration and, more than ever, he needs prayers for wisdom, guidance, and discernment, because there are many in Washington and other places that do not wish to see him or the American people do well or succeed.

The Spying Federal Pigeon

by Al Benson Jr.

Just about every day, when we drive across the bridge over the bayou, there is a whole group of pigeons  perched on one of the telephone wires that parallel the bridge. Most people don’t even think about them and just drive by without noticing them. But, if you take the trouble to find a place to stop and look, with field glasses, you will see that one of them looks a little different than the rest. That’s because it’s not a real pigeon–it’s a pretend pigeon, with a hi-tech camera hidden underneath its pretend feathers–and it’s busily taking pictures of every car that goes over the bridge and recording the license tag numbers. That way, the federal spymasters know who goes over the bridge and how often.  If you cross too often you may one day get a visit from a federal snoop from an agency with such a long name you can’t even remember it, and he’ll want to know why you cross the bridge so often and ask you if you are on your way to any clandestine, anti-government meetings with all those crossings.

Now admittedly, the little story in the previous paragraph is a bit of a farce, but the idea came to me when I saw a photo of a batch of cameras all lined up and fastened to a pipe. I have no idea where the photo was taken, but it reminded me of those pigeons we often see when driving on that bridge over the bayou. And we are so spied on as a society anymore, and our right to privacy has been so completely compromised, that the pigeon story almost has credibility.

I just read a short story on http://www.Infowars.com for March 9th which started out with: “Former Representative Dennis Kucinich  warned the Vault 7 data dump by WickiLeaks  demonstrates the United States is sliding down a slippery slope towards totalitarianism.” And the former Congressman said the “wholesale gathering of the nation’s ‘haystack’ of information by the government’has eroded the concept of a’right to privacy’.” Kucinich has never been one of my favorite politicians, but he has a valid point here.

The article also noted: “Kucinich argued the Vault 7 revelations, as well as legislation like the Patriot Act,  have created a constitutional crisis, and called on the American people to demand the government end its mass surveillance.”

And, there was another article, also on Infowars, for March 7th, by Paul Joseph Watson, that stated: “According to Judge Andrew Napolitano, the intelligence community is petrified of a congressional investigation into claims that Barack Obama spied on Donald Trump because it would expose the fact that every American is under mass surveillance and that their conversations are all being digitally recorded by the NSA” (Emphasis mine).

According to some articles I have read (and I have a batch of them sitting here) the Vault 7 documents show how the CIA hacked telephones, TVs and computers. From the WickiLeaks we find out that “CIA has an espionage division more powerful than NSA with no checks and balances…CIA turns smart TVs, iPhones, gaming consoles and many gadgets into open mics…CIA can spy on you through your smart TV…CIA turned all internet enabled consumer electronics in the world into listening devices.” There’s lots more, but this gives you a basic idea of what they have been doing to us (all for our own good naturally). Comforting thought isn’t it? If you and your wife are in the same room and you happen to have either your computer or your smart TV on, then whatever you say to one another is being monitored (for your own good naturally). The feds are making sure you stay “safe” (and controlled) tonight.

I don’t doubt for a New York minute that everything I do on my PC is being monitored–incoming and outgoing, whether it’s research, email, or articles for my blog spots–they already know it all, even before the people I am sending it to do. And if they are doing it to me, you can bet the farm they are doing it to you.

Just a little something to meditate on.

The Real Civil War is Now!

by Al Benson Jr.

In all of my growing up years the (fake) history books informed us that from 1861-65 we fought a “Civil War.” Needless to say, that was inaccurate. A civil war is when two opposing forces fight for control of the same government. What happened in the 1860s hardly fits that description. The Confederate States were not fighting to overthrow the government in Washington. All they wanted was to be free of it, but the Regime in Washington wasn’t having any of that because, as it turned out, the Southern states paid most of the tariffs in the country and to let them go would have cost the North and the government in Washington big bucks and so the South had to be kept in the Union so it could, as the man in the old John Wayne movie said “remit the extortion money.”

When the shooting part of that war was over, the government in Washington then resorted to that old Karl Marx favorite “reconstruction.” That was a charitable term for stealing anything of value left in the South after the shooting was over. But, whatever you want to call it–the War of Northern Aggression (an accurate title) or the War for Southern Independence (also accurate), it was not a civil war. The two sides were not fighting for control of the federal government in Sodom on the Potomac (yes folks, it was that, even back then).

However, what you see going on in Washington nowadays could more properly be called a civil war, because you have the legitimately elected administration of Donald Trump fighting against a shadow government that is trying to force it out of office and much of that effort is being controlled by the former president, who is, no matter what they say of him, a Marxist. And for help he has the lady Trump labeled as “Lying Hillary” and then there is George Soros, whose very deep pockets are paying for much of this effort. Soros, a former collaborator with the Nazis in his younger days, spends his money now fomenting revolutions around the world–and in the United States. To say he is to the left of Ho Chi Minh would be charitable.

Lots of folks reading this will be tempted to say “Oh, that’s only Benson’s opinion, what does he know?” And while I might not know a lot, there are other knowledgeable people that do.

One of them is Joachim Hagopian, a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army officer. On March 6, 2017, and article he wrote appeared on http://www.lewrockwell.com

Mr.Hagopian made several penetrating comments in this article and I cannot cover all of them here but I will try to hit a few of the pertinent ones germane to the current situation. He observed: “The United States federal government in Washington is under attack today. Our nation’s capital is presently under siege, not from military bombs or rockets fired by any foreign enemy but from powerful enemies within…With Obama-Hillary-Soros forces ostensibly maneuvering outside official government channels, against America’s legitimately elected President Trump, and their loyalist foot soldiers–the neocons…loyalists within the CIA/NSA/FBI still operating inside deep state, … with Mainstream Media, this sinister alliance is also organizing legions  of clueless young leftist protesters to be at the ready for deployment in the streets to wreak havoc violently rioting as paid insurgents. What we have here is an American Spring uprising, an insurgent regime change operation taking place right here in our own country, currently bent on overthrowing America’s existing ‘democratically elected’ government.” You could call it a coup if you want, and it is probably at least that, but I contend that, where you have a legitimately elected government which is being assaulted by an illegitimate “shadow government” that wants to assume control, then you have a civil war.

Never have we had a situation such as the one that presently exists in this country now where the legitimately elected new government is under constant (and I really mean constant) attack by the losers on the Left, to the point where they are using all manner of political slight of hand and outright lying to assume control that they were incapable of gaining via the ballot box. These people are truly cultural Marxists, to the point where they honestly believe they have the right to wield the power in this country and to hell with what the electorate wants! And they are, as I write this, attempting to seize it anyway they can.

So, whether we recognize it or not, we are in a civil war–against the Leftists who are working to usurp power they are not entitled to, but want anyway. And they mean to have it! Our citizenry had better wake up and realize what those people are all about. If they manage to oust Trump from office, where do you think you Second Amendment rights will be then–down the commode, that’s where. For starters, we better pray about all of this and ask the Lord’s guidance as to how we should respond–and it ain’t by letting them put their combat boots on our necks. And we better pray for the president, too, and pray against those who are trying to tear the country down.

The Culture War and Secession

by Al Benson Jr.

That this country is divided and engaged in a cultural war is a fact that cannot be disputed. On the one side you have the Leftists, Satanists, most Democrats, RINO’s and the Transgender crowd who all realize this and they know what this war is all about–the destruction of Christian culture and influence. On the other side you have patriotic and conservative folks, many of them Christians, and, unfortunately, many of them  don’t have a clue as to what this war is really all about, or that there even is a war. They seem to think that most of this is, somehow, a political issue and most of them have been taught that politics is “of the world” and so they shouldn’t get involved. That’s rotten theology, but it has been effective theology for the past 150 years, so why should the Leftists and their ilk change horses in midstream when this horse has been doing so well?

That this culture war transcends politics and is really all about whose culture will be dominant is something many good folks, Christians included, have not begun to fathom yet. And so they sit it out while the Left wins almost by default.

The news, when accurately reported, shows the marked divergence between these two cultures and it is a difference that will never be reconciled, nor should it be. That’s like trying to mix oil and water. If you synthesize the two then truth is gone forever.

This point can be proven, again, by accurate reporting of the news rather than by media spin. An article for February 25th on http://www.dailycaller.com by Peter Hasson  showed the Satanic Left on display for all to see. There was a town hall meeting somewhere in Louisiana, and Mr. Hasson observes: “Liberal protesters became enraged when a Louisiana town hall with Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy opened with prayer earlier this week, screaming at the chaplain as he tried to lead the crowd in prayer. The protesters, who were there with a local chapter of anti-Trump group Indivisible, can be heard groaning and shouting as the chaplain says ‘In God we trust.’  One man can be heard saying  ‘Pray on your own time!’  Video of the event, first reported by the Washington Free Beacon,  reveals one woman shouting the name ‘Lucifer’ while the chaplain invokes God’s name…They became especially furious  when the chaplain closed the prayer ‘in Jesus’ name’.” This is something he should have done. No matter who liked it or not!

This incident, among countless others, displays where the culture of the Left has always been–and always will be. You cannot compromise with such folks, you must expose and resist them. They are a big part of the cultural Marxist crowd that seeks to tear down and destroy the Christian culture of the South. You might say they are  a major part of the “ongoing reconstruction” of the South, and eventually of the rest of the country.

As I said, this is far from the only example of this. This morning I read an article by Jon Bowne  on http://www.infowars.com which noted: “Self-described exorcists, witches and occultists announced their plans to carry out a ritual designed to ‘bind Donald Trump and all who abet him’.”  That means you, folks, and me, and all of us who support what Trump is trying to do to “drain the (political and cultural) swamp.”  At a recent meeting in Florida, Mrs. Trump started off the event by reciting the Lord’s Prayer. I’ll bet that gave the Lefties the heebie-jeebies! Those people hate us, but what is more pertinent, they hate Jesus Christ and any and all things even remotely Christian. The fact that they will one day have to bend the knee to Him is not something they want to hear about.

Then there is the secession issue, which is related to all of this, though most folks never seem to manage to connect the dots.Back in 1860 one of the main reasons many Southern folks wanted to secede from the North was due to that region’s galloping apostasy. Nowadays we all hear about California wanting to secede from the Union because Trump won the election.  I find it amusing that many of the same people that howl about the South’s secession, labeling it treasonous, seem to have no problem with the idea of secession for California.  I don’t see any great outcry from the Satanic Left about Californian secession being treasonous. They are strangely mute on this issue. Now if South Carolina or Texas were to try it no doubt that would be a different story, but as long as it’s Leftist California –just keep quiet and don’t say anything.

At the risk of sounding uncharitable, I would say–if California wants to “depart in peace” then let her go. That would place Hollyweird in a whole different country–a novel experience, but maybe not an altogether bad one. And it would give all those movie primadonnas who don’t want to live in this country while Trump is president another country to live in, and they  wouldn’t even have to move!

I have never forgotten how some folks in Illinois laughed (behind my back) when I talked about secession 15-18 years ago. They thought the idea was simply ludicrous. A few of them probably are not laughing anymore. And I’ll tell you something–with the culture war proceeding the way it is, keeping this present “Union” cobbled together is not a foregone conclusion.

The Deep State/Left Lets the Truth Slip Out Again

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by Al Benson Jr.

Back last year I did an article about Newt Gingrich, where he made the comment to someone that: “We fought a Civil War to insure one national sovereignty, the federal government” or words to that effect. Without even realizing it, Newt had given out the real reason for the War of Northern Aggression–the centralizing of power in the hands of an Elite in Washington and the denigrating of the concept of states rights. No doubt some in the Fake News Media picked up Newt’s indiscretion  and just ignored it–as they hoped the rest of us would.

Well, this time the Fake News Media has made a flub of rather significant proportions, which they are probably hoping most folks don’t pick up. Some of us did, though. As part of an article by Shepard Ambellas, for February 22, 2017, on http://www.infowars.com there was a video (it should still be there if you want to go see it) showing MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski talking to Morning Joe, saying that President Donald Trump is “trying to undermine the media” and she says “that it’s the establishment press’s job to ‘control what people think’.” So, according to her, it’s not just the news media’s job to give us the news and let us make up our own minds, it’s their job to control what we get and what we think about it. In other words, the establishment media is in the mind control business and reporting actual news has hardly (if anything) to do with it.

Brzezinski told Joe Scarborough, in part, that “If the economy worsens (Trump) could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think.” But “That is our job,” Brzezinski  shamelessly admitted without hesitation.  Brzezinski’s co-panelists didn’t even bat an eye at her comments and carried on to further bash Trump.”  The fact that no one even called her on this statement shows that, among these “news media” people, this is the prevailing mindset. Their job is to control what we think and they have been getting increasingly frustrated of late because a large segment of the public has finally seen through them and their credibility is way, way down. Trump was amazingly accurate in a recent press conference when he told the “news” people there that “Nobody believes you anymore.” He noted that approval ratings for the media were even below those for Congress, and the last time I checked, approval ratings for Congress were in the single digits.

After decades of blatantly lying to the public, the public has finally started to see how the game is played, and they’re not buying chips in that game anymore. And that has to frustrate the media people who have used the mind control game  to enhance not only their power but the power of their Establishment friends and their agendas.

And as the show wore on (and on)  Scarborough actually called for the “legalization” of illegal immigration. He said “We have an economy, let’s face it, we have an economy that is built on illegal immigration.” I’m sure lots of folks would disagree with that assessment. No doubt lots of Establishment folks have built their businesses  using illegal immigrants because they usually worked cheaper, but that’s hardly the whole economy.

We need to be reminded that a main part of the job of what many of us call “the Prostitute Press”  is exactly what Ms. Brzezinski let slip out in this video–their agenda is to control what we think, both by spinning the “facts” a certain way and also by making sure that certain things in current events that would mess up their employer’s agendas get left out of the narrative and, therefore, go unexposed. I have watched the media at certain events I have been involved in over the years and this is exactly the way they work. They have a kind of “all the news that fits” mentality.

However, it is refreshing that, once in awhile, one of these people actually slips up and lets the truth out about what they are really doing–even more reason to doubt their credibility–if they still have any.

Is Trump Being “Watergated?”

by Al Benson Jr.

I have a good friend in Illinois who is an astute observer of the political scene. We used to work together and so could bounce stuff off each other that we felt was important on a regular basis

However, since our move to Louisiana that type of interaction has become rather difficult and so we are forced to do that kind of thing via email. But we do try to keep up and send each other material we feel is pertinent.

We have both followed the Deep State’s continuing attempts to deep six Donald Trump, which has become ever more apparent in the past couple weeks or so, most especially after Michael’s Flynn’s departure from the Trump Team.

I got the following commentary from my friend on February 16th and felt it was worth passing along to my readers (some of whom seem to have gone back to sleep since Trump was elected). My friend observed that: “What’s happening now to the Trump Administration is very reminiscent of what happened to Richard Nixon with Watergate. With Nixon, the establishment removed the inner circle around Nixon one by one until Nixon stood all alone. While this was going on, there was a gradual movement building in the House of Representatives to impeach Nixon. As Nixon stood all alone, this movement in the House started to take off and Nixon resigned as a result…I believe that the same strategy is now underway with regard to Trump. It will be interesting to see how all this progresses. The present forces behind this move are very powerful and very skillful.” And also very evil!

He also sent me a copy of an article from http://www.Bloomberg.com written by Eli Lake. The article seems to be an attempt to link Trump to the Russians, a theme the Leftists never seem to tire of playing with. It would seem, from this article, that everyone of Trump’s close associates except his second cousin is being investigated by the FBI for possible “Russian connections.” How long this will go on is anybody’s guess, but probably until they find some way to get Trump out of office (legal or otherwise)–and rest assured, that is being worked on by the Deep State. They do not want Trump in the White House! He is an agenda-interrupter for the Deep State and they have to get rid of him as soon as possible.

Rest assured, Bloomberg is no friend of Trump’s and the closing paragraph in the article noted this: “In the end, it was Trump’s decision to cut Flynn loose. In doing this he caved in to his political and bureaucratic opposition.  Nunes (Rep. Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence) told me Monday night that this will not end well. ‘First it’s Flynn, next it will be Kellyanne Conway, then it will be Steve Bannon, then it will be Reince Priebus.’…Put another way, Flynn is only the appetizer. Trump is the entree.”  I don’t think Priebus will be any loss at all–he is an Establishment Republican and I have heard comments about him being a main source of some the the damaging leaks. The other three–now that’s something else altogether.  Do you see the pattern here?  Same as what they did to Nixon. They “Watergated” him right out of office. This is what they are trying now to do to Trump and I hope and pray that he and those closest to him will begin to see what is going on.