Monday, September 28, 2015

Marty and Rich

Rich Lowery and National Review
Recently Lowery used a vulgarism on Megyn Kelly’s I hate Trump hour show on Fox, which is indistinguishable from the 4 or 5 other I hate Trump hour shows on Fox, to juxtapose Trump’s resent debate performance to Carly Fiorina.  Except for leading the “destroy Trump at all cost” movement at National Review I don’t know much about Lowery.

I still don’t get NR’s obsession with destroying Trump.  There must be a million dollar reward offered by NR backers for the guy who can cause Trump’s downfall by convincing us that Trump is not a conservative.  I guess it has never occurred to the brilliant minds at NR that we know Trump’s not conservative and do not care.  Trump is not of Caligula, D.C. so he is popular.  It’s as simple as that. 

In his 57th, 157th or 57,000th article and/or comment on the demise of the Donald, George Will tells us Trump is NOT rich or at least not as rich as he might have been if only he’d taken Will’s 2015 investment advice in 1989.   I too would be awash with cash if, straight out of high school, I’d only bought up all of that now handsomely developed land at Gender Rd. and Rt 33 in Ohio.  But alas Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine is still malfunctioning and I’m still not awash with cash.  And we can be sure of Will’s investment strategies because, after all, he’s 10 times richer than Trump…right?

But taking another gratuitous shot at Trump is not why I’m POed at Will.  Who in the Rat establishment hasn’t trashed Trump every other day?  I’m POed at Will because he tells us with certainty that the fall of Trump will redound to Cruz’s candidacy with disastrous results in the general election.  If ever there were clear evidence that NR is in the tank for Jeb! and is interested in nothing more than clearing the field one by one to for Bush that’s it.

Also a bit irritating is Will’s dismissal of Trump’s immigration plan.  Will equates it to Nazis and Commies ratting each other out and turning the US into a police state.  Hmm, enforcing the law to these Rat bastards is akin to creating a police state.  That sounds a bit like the Dope’s demagoguery.  The fact is, doing something is better than doing nothing.  The fact is, it’s been so long since we took our border and immigration laws seriously, we don’t know what will happen to the 11 million illegal aliens when we start to enforce our laws.  I am foolish enough to think it will begin to have an effect on the number of illegal aliens in the country.

I like a lot of the guys at NR – Kevin Williamson in particular – but their kill all of the outsiders primary strategy is BS.  When NR axed Ann Coulter for making an off-color remark about a Dope pol, Coulter called the NR editorial staff a bunch of girly men.  I’m coming around to Ann’s way of thinking.     

Wannbe General Marty Dempsey
The wannabe general retired in a moving ceremony last Fri.  All manner of lapdog MSM hack, military azz sniffers and the wannabe’s civilian bosses heaped great praise on Dempsey.  I’m sure Dempsey is a nice guy.  I’m sure he’s a great military thinker.  But let’s face it, as a CJCS, he was a total failure.

Need proof:
Iraq was a stable enterprise when Dempsey took over.  Today it’s a smoldering excrement hole with far tighter allegiances to Iran than the US.

ISIS did not exist when Marty raised his right hand to become CJCS.  Today ISIS controls large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

Syria’s Bassar Assad was challenged by a credible rebel force.  Today that force is a ghost being hammered simultaneously by ISIS and now a Russian assisted Assad.

Assad was threatened with a “redline” if he used chemical weapons against the rebels.  Assad did.  The “redline” was ignored.

Dempsey was given half a billion dollars to train Syrian opposition fighters.  After spending nearly 50 million of the funds allowed, the US taxpayer got less than 50 “fighters” who immediately surrendered or switched sides.

When Dempsey took over Ukraine had the Crimea and an uneasy peace with Russia.  Today both are gone.

Ukraine, the Kurds, Egypt and Jordon have all asked for military assistance to fight ISIS.  None has received a helping hand.

In a final effort to kill what is left of the military that he watched deteriorate during his term as CJCS, Dempsey now advocates a policy of lowering the standards for women in combat before endorsing the next logical step - ignoring the results.  When faced with the overwhelming and intuitive evidence that women do not perform as well as men in combat situations, Dempsey opined that if women were not meeting the standard that, “the burden is now on the service to come back and explain ... why is it that high? Does it really have to be that high?”  When the standard is lowered for women a flood of men who previously would not have qualified will suddenly make the grade.  Congratulation America!  The “give all the boys a trophy” mentality has now infiltrated the US Army.  Way to go Marty.  You’re doing a heck of job.

I’m not saying Dempsey is responsible for the long list a failures.  But they all happened on his watch.  At what point is a military man obliged to walk into the Oval Office and say, “Not on my watch Mr. President,” and throw his stars on the Resolute Desk?

Dempsey may be a nice guy with a ton of military strategic wisdom inside a brilliant mind.  The fact is that he failed to demonstrate any of it during his term.  If George Patton were alive today, I believe he’d slap the $h!t out of Marty Dempsey.

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