Consorting With Communists *Open Thread*

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You might think this headline refers to the claim by the Washington Post that President Trump shared some information with Russia he shouldn’t have. Not that he COULDN’T have, being the President and all though they don’t really make that clear. The President determines classified intelligence, after all, but even still, everyone – and I mean EVERYONE – in that meeting has denied anything untoward happened.

205_157646-1But I am not talking about Russia. And I am not talking about Trump. No, I am talking about President Obama who literally forced our Intelligence Community to share Intelligence with CUBA. Yes, Cuba, a Communist dictatorial regime, gets to have access to our Intelligence all thanks to Obama. From The Federalist:

Just a month before the 2016 election, President Barack Obama signed a policy directive ordering the U.S. intelligence community to share sensitive U.S. intelligence with Cuba’s communist government, despite the fact that one of the top U.S. intelligence official had branded Cuba as one of America’s biggest espionage threats. The presidential policy directive, which was issued as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to normalize U.S. relations with the Castro regime, required the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to “exchange information on mutual threats with Cuban counterparts.”

“The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) will support broader United States Government efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, with Intelligence Community elements working to find opportunities for engagement on areas of common interest through which we could exchange information on mutual threats with Cuban counterparts,” the Obama directive stated.

The Obama administration put some flesh on the bones of the October 2016 directive by signing a January 2017 law enforcement agreement with Cuba officially committing the U.S. to sharing sensitive intelligence with the island nation’s communist regime.

“The memorandum signed Monday commits the U.S. and Cuba to sharing information, carrying out joint investigations and possibly stationing law-enforcement officials in each other’s countries,” the Associated Press (AP) reported just days before Obama left office. The AP report characterized the agreement as a “pledge to share intelligence with Cuban state security.” […](Click here to read the rest.)

The Federalist article notes that Ben Rhodes was in attendance for the signing. You remember Ben Rhodes – brother to David Rhodes, the President of CBS News, failed novelist-turned-National Security hack, pusher of the Arab Spring, and Intentional Misleader to the media about the Iran Nuclear Deal. Considering Rhodes’ track record, I am sure he was DELIGHTED to be standing there witnessing the US agreeing to share delicate intelligence with a country deemed one of the “biggest espionage threats,” as noted above.

Needless to say (I think), this is a big deal. I follow the news pretty closely, and I do not remember hearing much about this at all, do you? I mean, it seems to me that if the media is going to go berserk over an anonymous claim by someone – past or present – in Intelligence about something that may or may not have been said in a meeting, why have they not covered THIS more closely? Heck, BOTH the Washington Post and the New York Times have printed articles sourced anonymously without laying eyes on the actual documents to prove their claims.

But Obama forcing our Intelligence Agencies to share intel with a major spy threat, Cuba? Meh. That did not blanket the airwaves anywhere CLOSE to these stories based on rumor and hearsay. Neither did the times Obama’s Administration actually DID leak classified information, no rumor or hearsay about it. Again, I say, Meh. That seems to be the reaction of the media.

ccrww-6veaavd4jI don’t want to be cynical, and am naturally a happy person. But I have been MADE that way by following politics and the media. Ahem.

I think we know why the media has descended into such depths. Because it was President Obama and Cuba, a country that Liberals seem to be completely enamored of despite Cuba’s HORRIBLE human rights record, that it is a dictatorship, that many of the people who live there do so in abject poverty, and more. Somehow, though, Cuba is “cool” to these folks. Go figure.

But also because it is Trump. Check that: because it is a Republican President and they – Democrats and the media (same thing) lost, a fact they are bound and determined to deny by ratcheting up rhetoric, hysteria, innuendo, rumor, and much more. It is just absurd to see grown people act like such children.

This is DANGEROUS because it affects our National Security, something so many of these outlets claim to be their big concern. Clearly they do not, especially when they can score political points off of these rumors, which sadly, they are accomplishing. And they are ignoring other stories as well in their attempts to take down Republicans (e.g., this little tidbit about two lawsuits filed against the DNC).

It is incredibly problematic that we are engaging in sharing intelligence with a Communist regime for REAL as demanded by Barack Obama while the media is creating a firestorm over RUMORS. And there are HUGE problems with people leaking possibly sensitive information to the media. These leakers must be found and dealt with accordingly. What they are doing is flat out wrong, and possibly criminal. Weed them out and make the media cover the issues of the day, not ones they have ginned up.

That’s what I think anyway. How about you? This is an Open Thread.

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21 Responses to “Consorting With Communists *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    I think you hit the nail on the proverbial head Rev. Great article and a timely reminder that the media, which I actually do think has become an enemy of the people, doesn’t inform the public if the information isn’t to their liking.

    On the other hand, they use “anonymous” sources to smear Republicans and especially Trump to a degree I have never seen before.

    No outrage whipped up by the media over what Obama did but constant hyperbolic and disingenuous nonsense whipped up about Trump on a daily, or hourly, basis.

    It is maddening and it is inherently dangerous.

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    Adriana Cohen: The media has lost its marbles

    Just five months in, 2017 is going down in history as the year that gave us the worst media bias America has ever witnessed.

    It’s worse than slanted, it’s flat-out rigged against our president and he knows it. Yesterday at the Coast Guard Academy commencement ceremony, President Trump said, “Look at the way I have been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.”

    The days of honest, ethical journalism guided by facts, not political motives, have been replaced by agenda-driven activism by political operatives masquerading as mainstream media journalists.

    Four dead Americans in Benghazi? The media yawned. Targeting of conservatives by the IRS during the Obama administration? The media snored. Colluding with the Iranians in secret deals, with massive money transfers and releasing dangerous actors? That they considered a triumph of diplomacy. But if Trump orders two scoops of ice cream, he’s Dr. Evil and CNN devotes multiple segments to it.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/adriana_cohen/2017/05/adriana_cohen_the_media_has_lost_its_marbles#.WR11K6tD41U.twitter

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Cohen is SO right, isn”t she? Hits the nail on the head.

      And the cartoon is absolutely spot on!

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    OHMIGOD how pathetic is this whiny little weasel posing as a man?

    CONFESS: Jimmy Fallon Forced To Say Interview With Trump Left Him ‘Devastated’

    Late night comedian Jimmy Fallon had the audacity to treat then-candidate Donald Trump like a human being when he was interviewed on his show in mid-September. For such a grave sin, Fallon sat down with The New York Times for a lengthy confessional posed as an interview: “Jimmy Fallon was on top of the world. Then came Trump,” reads the headline.

    Viewers “have a right to be mad,” confessed the former Saturday Night Live cast member.

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/16580/confess-jimmy-fallon-forced-say-interview-trump-amanda-prestigiacomo

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      DANGIT – I sent a response to this from my phone, but apparently it didn’t make it.

      Fallon, unlike Kimmel, is funny, so there is that, but this kind of reaction is just deranged. Seriously. These people have lost their minds.

      I heard recently that Ellen DeGeneres won’t have Trump on her show. Seriously. He is the PRESIDENT. She had Obama and his wife on a a few times. Ellen used to not be so partisan, but she is now.

      You’d think people like that would worry abt losing their audience members, but apparently not…

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  6. kenoshamarge Says:

    Fox Anchor: ‘Comey’s Revenge Is a Gun Without Powder’

    If Comey believed the memo would incriminate Trump, he “put himself in a legal box,” Jarrett told Carlson.

    “Under law Comey is required to notify his superiors at the Department of Justice if anybody including the president attempts to obstruct justice. It is a crime for Comey to fail to do so,” he explained. “So the question is, did he notify DOJ? There’s no evidence that he did. It’s more likely … that Comey will say it was an uncomfortable, disconcerting conversation but it didn’t rise to the level of the specific intent required by obstruction of justice.”

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2017/05/18/fox-anchor-comeys-revenge-is-a-gun-without-powder-n2328565

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    • piper Says:

      oooooo I have a problem, don’t know half of these clowns and even worse I don’t care to know their names or what their claim to fame is.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I recognized most of them – but why we should care what they think about politics, or much of anything else is beyond me.

  8. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection has an interesting piece abt the Dems/Media and what appears to be a coup attempt: http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/05/some-dare-call-the-anti-trump-feeding-frenzy-a-coup-attempt

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Professor Jacobson has been writing a lot about the behavior of the media. This is another of his great articles. I missed it somehow and am glad you found it and shared. His articles are well worth reading and always informative.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Jacobson is a smart man, and I am so glad he started Legal Insurrection. To have a law professor’s views on many of the political issues of the day is a gift.

        Glad you liked it!

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    Crazy old “Auntie Maxine” strikes again

    Maxine Waters asks if Trump can be impeached by polling alone

    The Left’s recent rock star obsession with Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is perplexing.

    Nothing she says is particularly uplifting or insightful, but she seems to make headlines for simply being outrageous. She’s reportedly a horrid employer to her staffers, and she clearly doesn’t understand the Constitution she swore to support and defend when she took office.

    Continuing her (and the rest of Unhinged Inc.’s) recent crusade to depose President Trump by any means necessary, Waters highlighted the issue at the 2017 Center for American Progress “Ideas Conference” on Tuesday. The congresswoman’s address to the fawning audience gave the impression that she believes Congress should be able to impeach a sitting president with nothing more than public approval of the action:

    https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/maxine-waters-asks-if-trump-can-be-impeached-by-polling-alone

    DNC Not Satisfied With Mueller, Demands Independent Commission on Trump and Russia

    Although many public Democrats have backed him, the Democratic National Committee made clear Wednesday that it considers the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election to be inadequate.

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/dnc-not-satisfied-demands-independent-commission/

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Good GOD – this woman is just unhinged. Absolutely unhinged. It is an indictment of where we are in this country that she has developed such a following for such nonsensical statements. And it is an indictment of those in her district who continue to elect a woman who hasn’t the FOGGIEST what the Constitution says.

      WOW, Marge…

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