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The GOP’s Politics of Farce: Reince Priebus, Curly Haugland… and how the voters feel

Gallery of Shame: The GOP Establishment

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart


Hell broke loose yesterday after Senior GOP Official, Curly Haugland, stated that the GOP picks the nominee, not the voters.

Haugland even questioned the value of holding primaries! Here are his statements (March 16 Audio – CNBC “Squawk Box” with Becky Quick): 

Reince Priebus, the head of the Republican National Committee (RNC), stepped in to do damage control, which amounted to simply more of the same farce.

That the GOP is “playing above board.”

That the GOP is being “transparent.”

That Curly Haugland’s explanation “was very good and it is fair.”

Here is Priebus’s farce (March 16 Audio – Sean Hannity on Fox): 

NOW… let me translate this for you.

What Reince Priebus is saying is very simple: We at the GOP are not going to let Republican voters choose who they want. We’re going to keep John Kasich in the game as our piranha  (Kasich is funded by George Soros!) so he can keep tearing off pieces of Donald Trump’s support– even though Kasich doesn’t have a chance in Hell to make it as POTUS (and that’s just one of our dirty tactics). Then, if Trump falls short of the magic number of delegates (1,237)– we will put in the guy that WE in the GOP want for a nominee.

Some of you who are too afraid to challenge the status quo will say, Oh, but those are the GOP rules! To which I say, really? Have you considered the pressure that may have already been placed on delegates, should the vote on the Convention floor go for a second round? Now, at this point, I expect that you will be smart enough to figure out what the filthy element in the GOP establishment may be up to.

Ask yourselves, if the members of the corrupt GOP establishment want to keep things soooooo transparent, and soooooo above board— why did they have to discuss “how to stop Trump” during a secret meeting held a few days ago at an island resort off the coast of Georgia?  

If the members of the GOP establishment are so “above aboard” and “fair”– why do they have to come up with a PLOT to “stop Trump”?

Here’s a quote from an article by Maya Kosoff in Vanity Fair titled “Tech C.E.O.s Held a Secret Meeting with Top Republicans to Stop Trump,” published on March 8, 2016 at 9:42 AM:

“The most powerful people in the technology sector, along with other billionaires and top Republicans, flew to a small island off the coast of Georgia last weekend to attend a secretive forum, where they discussed, among other things, how to keep current Republican front-runner Donald Trump from winning the party’s presidential nomination, the Huffington Post reports.

Among the cabal of tech C.E.O.s who met at the remote Sea Island Resort for the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum were Apple C.E.O. Tim Cook, Tesla Motors and SpaceX C.E.O. Elon Musk, Napster C.E.O. Sean Parker, and Google co-founder Larry Page. Top Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senator Tom Cotton, and Karl Rove also attended the forum, as did billionaire G.O.P. donor Philip Anschutz and New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger.

Trump, the billionaire real estate developer who has won a plurality of delegates so far in the Republican presidential primary, threatening to lock up the nomination, was the main topic of conversation. “A specter was haunting the World Forum—the specter of Donald Trump,” Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol wrote in an e-mailed report from the forum.”

Donald Trump is breaking up the corrupt GOP mafia– and the members of the GOP establishment, like all mafiosi, will not stand for it. So, at a time like this, when our freedom is at stake, when our country is immersed in uncontrolled socialist public policies– we need to take a deep breath, stay strong and get ready– because we don’t have time for totally irrelevant people like Reince Priebus and company!

In fact, these two absolutely lovely ladies express exactly how we feel:


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Speaking as a former political refugee…

Speaking as a former political refugee, the United Nations has failed in its structural integration of humanity as a dominant socialist utopia.

Most (if not all) of the refugee camps in Europe are relying on private organizations to rescue and keep refugees / migrants alive.

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

I came to this country as a political refugee from Cuba after suffering horrendous persecution under Castro’s Communist regime. Members of my family were imprisoned, tortured and executed. Growing up under the despotic military dictatorship of Fidel Castro led to my experience as a political refugee in the United States.

There is no way to compare the current situation of the refugee crisis overwhelming Europe with the Refugee child in Grande Synthe Refugee Camp in Francerefugee program that embraced my family and I in the United States. Even though it is well known that Cuban spies infiltrated the Cuban political refugee program at the time that my asylum took place (they still do!)– it is also evident that Cuban refugees were not attacking American citizens on our own soil in acts of violence representing the Castro regime.

Having said this, I’d like to address the truth about the ineptitude and farcical nature of the United Nations vis-à-vis the refugee / migrant crisis in Europe: it is patently clear that the United Nations has failed again. After all, most (if not all) of the refugee camps in Europe are relying on private organizations to rescue and keep refugees / migrants alive.

CLICK TO ENLARGE – “UN ‘broke and failing’ in face of ever-growing refugee crisis” – Screen caption from The Guardian – 6 September 2015

After so many treaties, proclamations, expressions of indignation and empty rhetoric– where is the United Nations when you need them? Why aren’t they creating safe zones overseen by their representatives wearing their little blue berets in the war-torn regions of the Middle East, so that refugees can remain in their homelands?  What’s happening with the obscene amount of taxpayer money that the United States gives annually to the United Nations? Why is it that the United Nations, as the most powerful socialist entity in the world, is incapable of creating safe zones for these refugees?

Is it that the UN member countries do not want to cooperate?

Is it that when it comes to human rights– the biggest chunk of the money is going to population control and the undermining of traditional marriage and family in places like Sub-Saharan Africa, which for the most part vehemently rejects this type of UN agenda?

What about all the international treaties that were supposed to kick into place during a catastrophic human crisis– such as the one Europe faces with the refugees / migrants?

The truth is that the United Nations has failed in its structural integration of humanity as a dominant socialist utopia. It is also true that ethnic identification, socioeconomic status, religious and political background are extremely difficult to assess at check points flooded with thousands of persons who may be carrying false documents– or none at all. But isn’t this what the United Nations was supposed to solve? After all, these socialists operate under the name “United Nations”!

It is a fact that European countries and the United States do not have in place a hierarchic system of geographical, statistical and demographic data that can address the current refugee / migrant crisis from the Middle East, in order to ensure the safety of the citizens of host countries.

In contrast to the scenario of the Middle Eastern refugees, I came to this country as a political refugee from Cuba as part of a cohesive group that shared a common identity. We were anti-communists who wanted to assimilate into American society as productive and peaceful citizens. This is not the case with the current refugees / migrants, among which are those who support Sharia Law and other customs that are incompatible with the Commandments of God and the Natural Law– which are the basis of Western Civilization.

Tragically, the Christians of the Middle East, whose values are based on the Commandments of God and the Natural Law, are being beheaded and exterminated while politicians in Washington DC and in the United Nations worry about those who believe in Sharia Law!

Yes, I’m sure that some (or many) of these refugees / migrants are Muslims fleeing Islamic extremism– but there is an undeniable fact: by identifying as Muslims they are directly or indirectly (depending on the degree of their fervor) supporting Islamic law, which is Sharia Law– as the framework within which public policies and some private aspects of life are regulated for those living in a legal system based on Islam. No degree of political correctness can hide this!

This leads to the following question: why is it that the United Nations has failed to convince its Muslim members / leaders that Sharia Law is incompatible with the UN’s socialist utopia?

My heart goes out to the little children who desperately need to be rescued– and are caught in the violence of the Middle East and other regions where Islamic extremism is prevailing. It is time to put pressure on inept political leaders so that truly innocent people can be saved during this crisis.

The only safe solution, both for authentic refugees and the citizens of countries under pressure to host them, is the creation of safe zones in the refugees’ countries of origin.  But this requires true leadership– not romantic political correctness.

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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Bristol volunteers run refugee camp in Northern France (ITV News Report, 21 December, 2015 at 8:25am) 

UN Agencies ‘broke and failing’ in face of ever-growing refugee crisis (The Guardian, by Harriet Grant, Sunday – 6 September 2015 at 17:00 EDT)

SYRIA CRISIS: UN Security Council ‘failing victims’ (BBC News, 12 March 2015)

United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention

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IN AND OUT IN CUBA: Tourists pour in while Cubans pour out

The hypocrisy and cruelty behind tourism in Cuba

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It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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Results of French Elections

What the French are missing is authentic conservative leadership, which is hard to come by these days

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

In spite of the November 13 massacre that took place in Paris at the hands of jihadists, it looks like the citizens of France are not ready for a nationalist political party, the Front National, which supports strict immigration laws, with particular emphasis on the current migrant/refugee crisis from Syria, as well as other regions torn apart by ISIS and Islamic extremists.

As you can see in the map below, the center-right Republicans (moderates) and the Socialists dominated the results. Republicans appear in blue– and Socialists…well, in their usual pink.

As jihadists continue to gain access to weapons in European countries where firearms are banned (see my previous post “Chaos in Europe”) it will be interesting to see what solutions the Republicans and the Socialists will offer the citizens of France.

We have seen how the United States government has subjected its laws to international treaties and UN agreements– which are now cited openly by even so-called “conservative legal experts” on the news. One can be sure that the citizens of France will face an even tougher battle, with EU regulations that affect the decisions made concerning their refugee/migrant crisis.

Meanwhile, the results of these French elections do not offer a clear solution to the terrorism dilemma that France is facing. What the French are missing is authentic conservative leadership, which is hard to come by these days.

We must pay careful attention to the public policies advanced by the French government regarding the battle against jihadists– because the results will affect us here in the United States. Given this precarious international scenario, we need a very strong leader in the White House.

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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Chaos in Europe

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

I came across this interesting article in the Jerusalem Post, which outlines the chaos that Europe faces– from the corruption at FIFA to jihadist violence. No wonder there are European countries that now refuse to cooperate with EU rules.

Terra Incognita: FIFA, guns, refugees: The EU’s fake culture of legality

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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Cubans desperately flee their communist island prison

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Tourism ads are appearing on television in an attempt to lure visitors to Cuba, the communist island prison. Meanwhile, Cubans are desperately trying to flee, through any means possible.

Besides the political repression and hunger brought about by the Castro Communist military regime, Cubans are also afraid that the Cuban Adjustment Act, which may facilitate a speedy legal entrance to the United States, could soon come to an end under Obama’s “diplomacy” and love affair with the communists in Havana.

It is both astounding and repulsive to watch the contrast between the tourism ads and the cruel reality of the Cuban people.

Here is the latest report from Pew Research, which shows a 78% increase in Cubans entering the United States this year:

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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ESPRESSO WITH MARIELENA: The wicked and deceitful man

ESPRESSO WITH MARIELENA... Copyright © Marielena Montesino de Stuart. All rights reserved.Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab homine iniquo et doloso erue me.

Do me justice, O God, and fight my fight against an unholy people, rescue me from the wicked and deceitful man. 

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

I am drinking my afternoon espresso and reflecting on the above words from the Ordinary of the Latin Mass– as the Sunday news shows parade atheists, agnostics and believers alike– with their own reflections on the state of our country and the world.

There is something about the Lord’s Day that brings humanity together to ponder solutions for fighting against wickedness and deceit. It’s amazing to listen to Sunday news programs where politicians defend their sense of right and wrong– which most often is quite twisted.

For example, Hillary Clinton believes that one way of fighting evil is to go against those who want to protect innocent babies from being cut into pieces on a Planned Parenthood lab counter. The same goes for the openly socialist and thoroughly atheist Bernie Sanders– who is trailing not far behind Hillary in the polls. They are both frightful.

Considering that today is the Lord’s Day, I want to remain focused on the fact that the purest sense of what is right and what is wrong comes to us through the Commandments of God and the natural law– which binds all men, through all time and in all circumstances. But for people who lack faith— or are poorly formed in their faith, and believe that God has nothing to do with public policy– their sense of right and wrong is generally based on political dogma driven by “social justice.” Social justice is socialism in disguise. Fidel Castro based his “revolution” on “social justice.” Over half a century later Cuba is still under the Castro brutal and bloody dictatorship.

In political discourse we find that convictions are most often based on individual decisions that have little to do with God and the natural law– and everything to do with entitlement. Entitlement is, after all, the driving force in the growing socialist element of our society.

Mixed messages are coming from all directions

Most Republican presidential candidates, including Dr. Ben Carson, when pressed will say that they would have preferred that states decide on homosexual “marriage.” Ironically, Bill Clinton (a Democrat) took a stand against homosexual “marriage” by signing DOMA into law in 1996 (Defense of Marriage Act)– until it was struck down in 2013.

DOMA was a U.S. federal law which was ruled “unconstitutional” in 2013 when Section 3 of the Act was struck down (United States v. Windsor). DOMA defined marriage for federal purposes as the union of one man and one woman– and allowed states to refuse to recognize homosexual “marriages” granted under the laws of other states.

When it comes to abortion, most politicians will say that they are against abortion– “with the exception of rape, incest and life of the mother”– which simply means that they are pro abortion. An example of this travesty is Dr. Ben Carson who claims on his presidential campaign website that he is unabashedly and entirely pro-life“and that “human life begins at conception and innocent life must be protected.”  Yet, when pressed on talk shows Dr. Ben Carson admits to supporting the use of the Abortion Pill in cases of rape and incest. This effectively makes Dr. Carson pro abortion. Period.

Abortion is a matter of life or death. Sorry, Dr. Ben Carson, but you cannot have it both ways.

Carson goes on to say that it is “foolish” not to experiment with the tissues of babies who have already been aborted. If this is how you feel, Dr. Ben Carson, then Americans will never be able to stop Planned Parenthood’s massacre of babies, including the sale of their tissues and body parts.

What is most disturbing about Ben Carson’s statements is that he is a pediatric neurosurgeon, for God’s sake!

With so many political expediency dogmas in place, we can see that religion and God are placed on the back burner–and brought to the front only when politicians need all the help they can get in order to control societal unrest or improve their image. More and more we see how God is used as a convenient tool– and not as the basis for sound public policy.

Without God our earthly efforts become a string of intentional fallacies. For this reason– and in light of our ongoing political reality, which is mostly based on willful delusions, I reflect on the words from the Ordinary of the Latin Mass: Do me justice, O God, and fight my fight against an unholy people, rescue me from the wicked and deceitful man.

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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