Saturday, May 18, 2019

The College Board plans to introduce a new “adversity score” as a backdoor to racial quotas in college admissions. The race hustlers are driving us farther from a color blind society



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Grievance Proxies

The College Board plans to introduce a new “adversity score” as a backdoor to racial quotas in college admissions.
May 16, 2019 
Education
The Social Order
For decades, the College Board defended the SAT, which it writes and administers, against charges that the test gives an unfair advantage to middle-class white students. No longer. Under relentless pressure from the racial-preferences lobby, the Board has now caved to the anti-meritocratic ideology of “diversity.” The Board will calculate for each SAT-taker an “adversity score” that purports to measure a student’s socioeconomic position, according to the Wall Street Journal. Colleges can use this adversity index to boost the admissions ranking of allegedly disadvantaged students who otherwise would score too poorly to be considered for admission.




Advocates of this change claim that it is not about race. That is a fiction. In fact, the SAT adversity score is simply the latest response on the part of mainstream institutions to the seeming intractability of the racial academic-achievement gap. If that gap did not exist, the entire discourse about “diversity” would evaporate overnight. The average white score on the SAT (1,123 out of a possible 1,600) is 177 points higher than the average black score (946), approximately a standard deviation of difference. This gap has persisted for decades. It is not explained by socioeconomic disparities. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education reported in 1998 that white students from households with incomes of $10,000 or less score better on the SAT than black students from households with incomes of $80,000 to $100,000. In 2015, students with family incomes of $20,000 or less (a category that includes all racial groups) scored higher on average on the math SAT than the average math score of black students from all income levels. The University of California has calculated that race predicts SAT scores better than class.
Those who rail against “white privilege” as a determinant of academic achievement have a nagging problem: Asians. Asian students outscore white students on the SAT by 100 points; they outscore blacks by 277 points. It is not Asian families’ economic capital that vaults them to the top of the academic totem pole; it is their emphasis on scholarly effort and self-discipline. Every year in New York City, Asian elementary school students vastly outperform every other racial and ethnic group on the admissions test for the city’s competitive public high schools, even though a disproportionate number of them come from poor immigrant families.
Colleges pay lip service to socioeconomic diversity, but that concept is inevitably a surrogate for race. Colleges have repeatedly rejected admissions schemes that purport to substitute socioeconomic preferences for racial preferences, on the ground that those socioeconomic schemes do not yield enough “underrepresented minorities.” Harvard admits richer black students with a lower academic ranking over poorer but more qualified white and Asian applicants; it admits more than two times as many middle-class blacks as “disadvantaged” blacks and confers no admissions preference to disadvantaged blacks compared with their non-disadvantaged racial peers.
The SAT’s critics notwithstanding, no alternative measure of student capacity exists that better predicts student success. “Leadership,” “character,” “persistence”—all these earlier attempts to come up with a more politically palatable proxy for racial preferences are far less valid as a measure of academic capacity than the SAT. The College Board’s “adversity score” will be no different. And it will subject its alleged beneficiaries to the same problem as overt racial preferences—academic mismatch. Students admitted to a selective college with significantly weaker academic credentials than the school norm will, on average, struggle to keep up in their classes. Many will switch out of demanding majors like the STEM fields; a significant portion will drop out of college entirely. Had those artificially preferred students enrolled in a college for which they were academically prepared, like their non-preferred peers, they would have a much higher chance of graduating in their chosen field of study. There is no shame or handicap in graduating from a non-elite college. The proponents of racial preferences, like all “woke” advocates, claim to be against privilege. Yet those anti-privilege warriors adopt a blatantly elitist view of college, holding, in essence, that attending a name-brand college is the only route to life success.
The College Board’s adversity score will give students a boost for coming from a high-crime, high-poverty school and neighborhood, according to the Wall Street Journal. Being raised by a single parent will also be a plus factor. Such a scheme penalizes the bourgeois values that make for individual and community success.
The solution to the academic achievement gap lies in cultural change, not in yet another attack on a meritocratic standard. Black parents need to focus as relentlessly as Asian parents on their children’s school attendance and performance. They need to monitor homework completion and grades. Academic achievement must no longer be stigmatized as “acting white.” And a far greater percentage of black children must be raised by both their mother and their father, to ensure the socialization that prevents classrooms from turning into scenes of chaos and violence.
At present, thanks to racial preferences, many black high school students know that they don’t need to put in as much scholarly effort as non-“students of color” to be admitted to highly competitive colleges. The adversity score will only reinforce that knowledge. That is not a reality conducive to life achievement. The only guaranteed beneficiaries of this new scheme are the campus diversity bureaucrats. They have been given another assurance of academically handicapped students who can be leveraged into grievance, more diversity sinecures, and lowered academic standards.

Around the world, backlash against expensive climate-change policies

Around the world, backlash against expensive climate-change policies

From Alberta to Australia, from Finland to France, and beyond, voters are increasingly showing their displeasure with expensive energy policies imposed by politicians in an inane effort to purportedly fight human-caused climate change.
Skepticism over whether humans are causing dangerous climate change has always been higher in America than in most industrialized countries. As a result, governments in Europe, Canada, and other developed areas are much farther along the energy rationing path, cutting carbon dioxide emissions as required. However, residents in these countries have begun to revolt against the higher energy costs they suffer under due to high taxes on fossil fuels and mandates to use expensive renewable energy.
This is what originally prompted protesters in France to don yellow vests and take to the streets in 2018. They were protesting scheduled increases in fuel taxes, electricity prices, and stricter vehicle emissions controls, which French President Emmanuel Macron had claimed were necessary to meet the country’s greenhouse gas reduction commitments under the Paris climate agreement. After the first four weeks of protest, Macron’s government canceled the climate action plan.
Also in 2018, in part as a reaction against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate policies, global warming skeptic Doug Ford was elected as premier of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. Ford announced he would end energy taxes imposed by Ontario’s previous premier and would join Saskatchewan’s premier in a legal fight against Trudeau’s federal carbon dioxide tax. 
And in August 2018, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was forced to resign over carbon dioxide restrictions he had planned to meet the country’s Paris climate commitments. His successor announced that new goals of reducing energy prices and improving reliability, not fighting climate change, would be the government’s priority going forward. Subsequently, Australia’s deputy prime minister and environment minister announced the country would continue using coal for electricity and expand coal mining and exports.
But 2018 was just a prelude for the political climate revolt to come.



Always late to discover socialism/Communism's flawed basis: NY Times: Venezuela’s Economic Devastation Comparable To Countries Destroyed By War

NY Times: Venezuela’s Economic Devastation Comparable To Countries Destroyed By War

Democratic socialism is working in Venezuela. It’s working to make everyone miserable and hungry. The sign in the photo above reads: “Maduro is hunger.” The NY Times reports the economic decline Venezuelans are now experiencing is unsurpassed in the past 45 years outside of countries in the midst of war:
Zimbabwe’s collapse under Robert Mugabe. The fall of the Soviet Union. Cuba’s disastrous unraveling in the 1990s.
The crumbling of Venezuela’s economy has now outpaced them all.
Venezuela’s fall is the single largest economic collapse outside of war in at least 45 years, economists say.
“It’s really hard to think of a human tragedy of this scale outside civil war,” said Kenneth Rogoff, an economics professor at Harvard University and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. “This will be a touchstone of disastrous policies for decades to come.”
To find similar levels of economic devastation, economists at the I.M.F. pointed to countries that were ripped apart by war, like Libya earlier this decade or Lebanon in the 1970s.
Venezuela stopped releasing economic information five years ago but estimates by the IMF and others point to massive hyperinflation. Prof. Steve Hanke estimates the current annual inflation rate is 64,585 percent.


The Institute of International Finance estimates that by the end of the year, Venezuela’s GDP will have shrunk by 62 percent since Nicolas Maduro took power in 2013. The Times notes that the former Soviet Union saw a 30 percent decline in the mid-1990s.
The rest of the story describes people who are picking through trash to avoid starvation. No one can afford meat anymore so the butcher is selling “offal and leftovers like fat shavings and cow hooves.” But outside of the big cities, there is no government and very little law and order. Desperate people steal whatever they can and business owners are left trying to protect what little they have to keep going.
Meanwhile, NBC reports the government in Caracas shuts down the internet to prevent people from even learning what is happening:
Four days after first hearing about an attempted military uprising backed by Venezuela’s opposition leader, Aida Perozo was still waiting to hear details about what exactly had transpired.
Perozo, 65, a retired teacher from the city of Maracaibo in northeast Venezuela, has few sources of information. Major social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Periscope were blocked on the day of the uprising by CANTV, Venezuela’s state-run internet and phone company, according to Venezuela Inteligente, a nongovernmental organization that defends digital rights.
CNN and the BBC, once available to those with cable television, were also pulled off the air. And decades of media repression have left the country with few independent journalists and state-run TV…
For Venezuelans, the struggle to find information has been years in the making. Under Maduro and his predecessor, Hugo Chávez, much of Venezuela’s independent press has disappeared, with more than 100 media outlets shutting down and state-run TV stations offering little coverage of protests.
There you have it. Starvation, lack of medicine. Lack of law and order. And a deceitful socialist government still doing its best to lie about the causes while preventing people from finding out what is happening. This is now the top example of economic devastation (apart from war) in recent history. But on the far left, dictator Maduro is still the victim and America is still the enemy.
Given the scale of this disaster, it’s no longer acceptable for Democratic Socialists like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to roll their eyes at the mention of Venezuela. They need to explain in detail how their proposals for a socialist America differ in kind from the (once widely admired) socialism Hugo Chavez introduced in Venezuela. And if they can’t spell out those differences in some detail, we should take that as an admission that they can’t guarantee the same thing won’t happen here.

The arrogant liberal elites are intolerant and threatening...it's the thinking that led to Gulags. Isn't this the way Jihadi's think?.



Liberal author Fran Lebowitz ignited controversy Friday when she suggested that President Donald Trump deserves to suffer the same gruesome fate as journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

What did Lebowitz say?

During a conversation about the president on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Lebowitz said Trump deserves a fate much worse than impeachment.
"Certainly, he deserves to be impeached. I mean, impeachment is just the beginning of what he deserves. Not even scratching the surface of what he deserves," Lebowitz said.
"Whenever I think about this and what he really deserves, I think, 'We should turn him over to the Saudis, you know, his buddies. The same Saudis who got rid of that reporter, you know. Maybe they can do the same for him," she continued.
Lebowitz's sinister suggestion received cheers and applause from the live studio audience.

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Americans spying for China for $25K....Astonishing!

Kevin Mallory: Ex-CIA agent jailed for spying for China

  • 18 May 2019
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Image captionKevin Mallory, 62, was convicted under the Espionage Act
A former CIA officer has been jailed for 20 years for disclosing military secrets to a Chinese agent, the US justice department says.
Kevin Mallory, 62, was found guilty of several spying offences following a two-week trial last June.
The fluent Mandarin speaker from Leesburg, Virginia, held top-level security clearance and had access to sensitive documents.
He was convicted of selling secrets to China for $25,000 (£19,600).
Evidence at his trial included a surveillance video which showed him scanning classified documents onto a digital memory card at a post office.
He also travelled to Shanghai to meet with a Chinese agent in March and April 2017, the justice department said.
"Mallory not only put our country at great risk, but he endangered the lives of [people] who put their own safety at risk for our national defence," US attorney Zachary Terwilliger said in a statement.
"This case should send a message to anyone considering violating the public's trust and compromising our national security," he added. "We will remain steadfast and dogged in pursuit of these challenging but critical national security cases."
The Justice Department said Mallory held a number of sensitive jobs with government agencies. 
He had worked as a covert case officer for the CIA and as an intelligence officer for the Defense intelligence Agency (DIA). 
"This case is one in an alarming trend of former US intelligence officers being targeted by China and betraying their country and colleagues," Assistant Attorney General John Demers said following the sentencing.
Earlier this month, ex-CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee pleaded guilty to spying for China. Prosecutors said the naturalised US citizen was paid to divulge information on US covert assets. 
And last June, former US intelligence officer Ron Rockwell Hansen was also charged with attempting to spy for China.
He attempted to pass on information and received at least $800,000 (£600,000) for acting as a Chinese agent, the justice department said at the time.

CIA spy operation in China: Key dates

Three armed Chinese policemen guarding the US embassy in BeijingImage copyrightAFP
Image captionChinese police guard the US embassy in the capital, Beijing
  • 2010: Information gathered by the US from sources deep inside the Chinese government bureaucracy start to dry up
  • 2011: Informants begin to disappear. It is not clear whether the CIA has been hacked or whether a mole has helped the Chinese to identify agents
  • 2012: FBI begins investigation
  • May 2014: Five Chinese army officers are charged with stealing trade secrets and internal documents from US companies. Later that same month, China says it has been a main target for US spies
  • 2015: CIA withdraws staff from the US embassy in Beijing, fearing data stolen from government computers could expose its agents
  • April 2017: Beijing offers hefty cash rewards for information on foreign spies
  • May 2017: Four former CIA officials tell the New York Times that up to 20 CIA informants were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese between 2010 and 2012
  • June 2017: Ex-CIA officer Kevin Mallory is arrested and charged with giving top-secret documents to a Chinese agent
  • January 2018: Former CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee is arrested
  • June 2018: Former US intelligence officer Ron Rockwell Hansen is charged with attempting to spy for China

You know we are in trouble when suicidal behavior needs a law. Texting while driving endangers more people.

New York State Senate introduces bill to make texting while walking illegal

Bernie's mystery Soviet tapes revealed...see Politico spin to minimize Bernies Marxist core.


Bernie's mystery Soviet tapes revealed

Unseen by the public for three decades, a POLITICO reporter views hours of footage from his 1988 'honeymoon' to the USSR. 

DNA tests reveal 30% of suspected fraudulent migrant families were unrelated

DNA tests reveal 30% of suspected fraudulent migrant families were unrelated

Some of the migrant families arrested at the southern border weren't actually families.
In a pilot program, approximately 30% of rapid DNA tests of immigrant adults who were suspected of arriving at the southern border with children who weren't theirs revealed the adults were not related to the children, an official involved in the system's temporary rollout who asked to be anonymous in order to speak freely told the Washington Examiner Friday.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Nikki Haley smacks down cowardly Comrade Ocasio-Cortez over Venezuela

May 17, 2019
Nikki Haley smacks down cowardly Comrade Ocasio-Cortez over Venezuela

By Monica Showalter

It's always so good to hear from Nikki Haley!

The former ace United Nations ambassador went after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a brickbat, calling out the socialist congresswoman for her cowardly failure to articulate any response to the ugly effects of socialism run by a
vile dictator in Venezuela.

Nikki Haley
@NikkiHaley
When a reporter asked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez if the Maduro regime is legitimate, she offered this non-answer: “I defer to caucus leadership on how we navigate this.” A simple “no” would have sufficed.
Stand For America @standamericanowThe Left's support for socialist Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela is
appalling. Click the link to read Amb. @NikkiHaley's latest blog post and sign up for #StandForAmerica! standforamericanow.com/venezuela/the-...




What she highlighted was the sheer weirdness of Comrade Ocasio-Cortez's socialism, describing Ocasio-Cortez's reply as a 'non- answer.' Ocasio-Cortez, of course, continued to defend the regime after she was called out on it - not with vigor and gusto - but in a creepily new tone, redolent of brainwashd socialist commissar automatons of the Soviet era - stating that she was deferring to the collective.
If that's not proof of socialism's deadening effect as its inevitable failures mount, what is? It also tells us a lot about Ocasio- Cortez. Her cowardly deferral to some sort of collective wisdom signals that she could be one odious tyrant if she ever found herself in a position of power. Someone who would defend the Maduro dictatorship in the face of all it's repulsive actions and say it was a group decision is not someone who is ever going to stand up for what's right. She's what Soviet dissident writer Vladimir Voinovich called a "blotting paper" bureaucrat.
Which doesn't speak well for her.
The Daily Caller noted that it's not the first time Haley has exposed the socialist claptrappers in Congress for what they are. Here's a two-week-old smackdown tweet they found of Haley giving Ocasio-Cortez's fellow socialist Rep. Ilhan Omar the facts of life on how socialist Venezuela has become a hellhole:
Nikki Haley
@NikkiHaley
.@IlhanMN the avg Venezuelan adult has lost 24 lbs. Babies have no medicine. Families have to walk miles in the heat to get the only meal they may have that day. All bc of the corrupt Maduro regime. Your comments are so far from the truth. Cuba and Russia appreciate your support.
John Cooper @thejcoopWOW: @IlhanMN says the U.S. has "helped lead the devastation in #Venezuela," and accuses the U.S. on "bullying" the Maduro regime.
Apparently Maduro's starvation of his people and armored trucks running them over in the streets is not worthy of criticism in her eyes.
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These tweets are a public service for common sense. They are very redolent of Haley's brave stance for Venezuela as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, hopping down with the Venezuelan protestors at the United Nations with a bullhorn, and not only telling Maduro he needed to go, but heartening the Venezuelan democracy fighters.
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Thanks, Nikki.
And hey, Nikki? Quit being a stranger!

Third world countries do not have a peaceful transition of power....and now neither do we!

Obama Clinton Coup Attempt: Decimating the “peaceful transition of power”

WASHINGTON, DC: The attempted coup staged by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump has completely destroyed the notion of the “peaceful transition of power” in America.
Never before in the history of the Republic has an outgoing President attempted to sabotage and undermine his successor. Until Barack Obama.
The very fabric of the United States demands that the integrity of our elections be respected. No two-term President has ever sought to destroy the Presidency of his successor by maliciously undermining them both before and after he was elected.
The peaceful transition of power was an integral part of  American Democracy. Not anymore, apparently.

The Clinton Brennan Russia Hoax: The damage done to America

A conspiracy to destroy Trump
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have both damaged the United States in ways the Russians couldn’t even hope to.  They have openly assaulted the integrity of our elections. Weaponized the intelligence agencies, the DOJ and the FBI against political opponents. Actively conspired to overthrow the President. Set in motion a series of corrupt activities and cataclysmic events that have eviscerated the character of America for the last three years.
In the process, Obama is the destroyer of the very notion of the peaceful transition of power. His criminal activities to undermine the Trump Presidency amount to sedition, abuse of power, abrogation of civil rights, waging an effective coup d’etat against the constitution and amount to treason.
Hillary Clinton continues, two years after she lost, to insist that the election was “stolen from her”. Obama Vice President Joe Biden agreed with a New Hampshire voter who declared Trump an ‘illegitimate President”.  Hillary Clinton invented the Russian Dossier that John Brennan and James Comey inflicted on the body politic. Joe Biden was part and parcel of the Obama administrations dirty tricks, criminal spying, and overt corruption.
A reckoning is coming: Barr appoints US Attorney John Durham
Fortunately for America, Attorney General William Barr has appointed US Attorney John Durham to get to the bottom of the whole Russia Hoax. He has apparently been at work for several months. He has empaneled at least one Grand Jury. This is bad news for John Brennan and Jim Comey and James Clapper.
The IG Report from Michael Horowitz is about to be released. It will detail how all four FISA warrants obtained by Jim Comey were illegal. How the unverified Steele Dossier was deliberately included at the insistence of either Jim Comey or John Brennan.
John Durham will use the IG Report as an adjunct to guide his investigation.
But the tentacles stretch everywhere and now, at last, the full scope of illegal spying and criminal activity by a wide swath of the upper echelons of the Obama Administration will come to light. That is what terrifies Democrats. It should. There is a number of criminal indictments coming that will shake the foundation of the Republic.

Coup Leader Barack “Milhous” Obama makes Nixon look like an amateur

Spying on Trump and Republicans since 2012
Most Presidents leave office, especially after two terms, and essentially step back from public life. Not Barack Obama. Shellshocked by Hillary Clinton’s loss, Obama, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and Clinton set in motion a series of events that will forever tar his Presidency, and decimate the concept of a peaceful transition of power.
Of course, it all started years before Trump was elected. The Obama White House was using FISA court 702 authority to spy on a range of Republican figures since 2012. James Comey allowed three contractors unlimited access to the most sensitive NSA databases, including PRISM. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Chief Justice John Roberts, Mitch McConnell, everyone was a target.
The NSA data was shared with Brennan and Comey and the Obama White House. The abuse was discovered and stopped by NSA Director Mike Rogers in April of 2016. Rogers notified the head of the FISA Court in October of 2016.

She has ruled that illegal access to NSA programs were granted through FISA court 702 authority. She has sent her ruling to the Attorney General William Barr. This will certainly fall under the purview of US Attorney Durham’s investigation. This is in addition to the FISA warrants illegally obtained on Carter Page.
The Steele Dossier and illegal FISA warrants
Then there is the Steele dossier. Russian interference in our election if ever there was one. $9 million dollars paid by Hillary Clinton and the DNC. For Kremlin disinformation. From sources close to Putin. By a foreign agent, a British spy, from FSB and Russian government sources. Easily disprovable lies that were never verified.
Currently, John Brennan and James Clapper and James Comey are forming a circular firing squad as to who insisted the dossier be included in the National Intelligence estimate. We know it was used for the FISA warrants. We also know that one of the sources that “verified” the contents for the first FISA warrant was Clinton crony Sydney Blumenthal. Who also actively helped put the dossier together. You can’t make this stuff up folks.

Trump is a Crime Victim: Time to indict the Coup plotters

The expanding list of criminal conspirators
The evidence of a conspiracy to destroy the Trump presidency is overwhelming. So when John Brennan,  James Clapper and Jim Comey are indicted, and they will be, who will they squeal on? After all, the finger pointing and recrimination has already begun. With the indictments of Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Sally Yates who will they implicate?
At the Obama White House, it is well known that Ben Rhodes, Susan Rice, and Valerie Jarrett were up to their eyeballs in the whole sordid affair. Along with Samantha Powers at the United Nations.  Between them, they unmasked Trump associates from NSA wiretaps over 300 times in 2016 alone.
When Ben “Benghazi” Rhodes is indicted, will he finally mention that the whole scheme was run from the Oval Office?
When Susan Rice is frogmarched before a Grand Jury will she confirm that everything was not “run by the book”, but by Obama’s own personal book?
Because it is clear the Constitution was never considered in the entire process.
All the way to the Obama Oval Office
And since the antecedents of spying on Republicans with NSA systems and denial of civil rights go all the way back to 2012, does that mean Eric Holder is back in the criminal mix. Did John Kerry facilitate the spying on Trump associates with British and Australian intelligence? With a James Clapper indictment, will he finally turn on his co-conspirators Brennan and Comey, and his overlords in the Obama Oval Office?
And where is Hillary in the whole process?  She is the criminal mastermind of the Steele dossier. How is it that she, Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Kerry, and Lynch came together in this conspiracy and Barrack Obama knew nothing about it.
I was born at night, but I wasn’t born last night.
Joe Biden doesn’t escape culpability either. In addition to the corruption scandals surrounding his son Hunter in Ukraine and China, Biden is also a part and parcel of every aspect of the Obama conspiracy against Donald Trump.
Either Biden knew exactly what was going on, and is equally culpable. Or was out of the loop, an ineffectual buffoon, tending to his own corruption. But both Biden and Clinton cannot escape responsibility for the stink of scandal and corruption surrounding them.

The Obama – Clinton Axis of Evil: From Benghazi to the Steele Dossier

The legacy of the peaceful transition destroyed.
Most Presidents are content to serve their term and move on. Barack Obama had his 8 years in office. Even in the most contentious elections and after disputed results, there was never been this sort of dangerous, systematic, deliberate rejection of the will of the people. The abrogation of the constitution to use extrajudicial methods to destroy the incoming president. It is the very definition of a coup.
John Adams gave way to Thomas Jefferson. Andrew Jackson accepted the election of 1824, and ran again in 1828 and won. Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration and re-election was held within the midst of a Civil War. President Grover Cleveland lost his reelection in 1888, only to return to the White House in 1892.
Theodore Roosevelt didn’t try to stage a coup against Woodrow Wilson. Richard Nixon didn’t challenge the 1960 election, even though he had ample reason to. Al Gore didn’t actively conspire to undermine President George W. Bush, altho Harry Reid did.
Al Gore resisted but finally conceded one of the most contentious election of our lifetimes. Respecting the constitutional order and the well being of the country was more important.  Until 2016 and Trump.
In fairness, Gore was unable to win his home state of Tennessee or Bill Clinton’s home state of Arkansas. Otherwise, Florida and hanging chads wouldn’t have mattered.
But Barack Obama was a different story altogether.
Holding the coup plotters accountable
The Obama White House was illegally spying on Trump and other Republicans since 2012. They worked with Hillary Clinton to corrupt the electoral and judicial process by inserting the Steele dossier into the heart of the American body politic. As Peter Strzok texted, “POTUS wants to know everything.”
Brennan, Comey, and Clapper framed the candidate and then President Trump, and accused him of treason. They knew it wasn’t the case. They knew it all along. It was all a grand criminal Russia hoax. They did it anyway.
Now US Attorney John Durham is going to hold them all accountable.
Destroying the peaceful transition of power in America is both the most symbolic and perhaps, as we will soon find out, the least of the crimes of the Obama Presidency. Valerie Jarrett. Ben Rhodes. Susan Rice. Samantha Powers. John Brennan. James Clapper, James Comey. Loretta Lynch. And yes, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Time to lawyer up. You are going to need it.