Saturday, February 6, 2016

QUESTION: If You Had To Choose Between Hillary Going To Jail Or Obama, Whom Would You Choose?

If you had to pick just one, who would you send to jail?
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ATTN: #FBI you might want to look into snorkleThunder ‏@phaseric

Just for the record I truly hope this is not a OSP Trooper and just a College idiot talking smack...because if he is a trooper he just admitted to 2nd degree murder!

  1. tweet out your weak treasonous garbage while you claim heroics from a long bygone era
  2. grab your gun tough guy and be next

Dear Male Cowards: Islam LOVES Your Political Correctness

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I don’t know who started the politically correct pussification process of the male collective, but I’d like to find them and pistol whip them into next week with my S&W Model 29 for ruining our planet.
Why am I irate this glorious morning in the Texas hill country?  
Well… simply put: it’s because males are being shamed, taught, lead, pastored, drugged, schooled, coerced and cajoled into throwing out their brains, handing over their balls and formally abandoning the rarefied air of the testosterone-leader-fog that God and nature hardwired them to dwell in; and instead they’ve become a weak, effeminate, mangina-sporting, shriveled up quail. That’s why.   

I hate this emasculated culture.  
It’s pathetic and pervasive and it’s effects on society are deadly. As in, literally. I’ll explain later.
If you think I’m full of specious doo, then sit your skinny-jean-wearing butt down in your Hello-Kitty chair and watch a little TV and pay close attention to the male characters, whether fictitious or “real”, and tell me with a straight face that you’d want these preening dandies to have your back in a gunfight. 
A couple of weeks ago I took the aforementioned TV Puss Test and here’s what I observed being directly and indirectly shoveled down our male pie-holes regarding what “being a man” meant.   

  • Man buns and glitter beards are now “all the rage”.
  • The Boy Scouts Of America have banned water pistols.
  • Boys at this one school aren’t allowed to play soldier any more.
  • A university banned fencing because a sword fight might break out.
  • Brotox is becoming popular among men.
  • Some lame-ass company now has “Diet Whiskey” for “men”.
  • A thirteen-year-old boy was actually punished  for being a hero.
  • A study showed that men are now beginning to talk like girls. Like in … OMG.
  • A gym removed it’s squat rack because it was intimidating to it’s squishy clients.
  • I saw on Facebook an old pro-toy gun TV advert that sure as shizzle wouldn’t fly today.
  • And most male actors are not men in the classic sense of the word that I grew up with, but rather male tinkerpots that are required to cry on cue. 

  • And that was just scratching the pop culture surface; and it doesn’t include the uber-effeminate “Christian” TV zombies or our craven politicians on the Left and the Right.
    Speaking of politicians… the reason Donald Trump has mass appeal is he’s not afraid of anyone… except for Megyn Kelly.  And who wouldn’t be afraid of this FOX-funded, gorgeous, gothca-question buddy of Michael Moore? Anyway… 
    That said, I believe one of the rankest places our pussification shows it’s browless noggin is in regards to Islam. These ridiculous and antiquated people want to conquer and kill us and we’re told to not point that out.  
    Back in the day, our news sources, military leaders and politicians wouldn’t mince words about Nazis, or Stalin’s thugs, or Japan’s shiitake; but God forbid that we should say that Islam spawns terrorism more than fried eggs and bean dip make Rosie O’Donnell gassy.
    Yep, one of the most egregious forms of effeminization, and one that yields up the most ubiquitous examples, especially during Obama’s reign of terror as Wuss-In-Chief, is the politically correct fetal position the “media”, and especially liberal politicians, take when discussing bat-crap crazy Islam.  It’s pathetic.    

    Here’s how lame some men have become when facing Muslim Mayhem at home and abroad. I grabbed these headlines from my website Check it out
  • Brits Cancel Mohammad Cartoon Exhibit Because It’s Too Offensive
  • UK Pool to Ban Bikinis and ‘Islamically Inappropriate Swimwear’
  • US Embassy Removes July 4 Celebration Out of ‘Respect for Islam’
  • NYT Whines About How Our Bad-Ass SEAL Team 6 Kills Terrorists
  • Oxford University Warns Authors Don’t Write About Bacon, Might Offend Muslims
  • NYT Says, Chris Kyle ‘Insane’– Bruce Jenner ‘Courageous’
  • College Students Demand That American Sniper be banned from Campus Because It’s Too Offensive.
As Col. Ralph Peters famously said, “My God, ISIS is taking over the Middle East, and our President can’t even say Islamist Terror.”
Daily, I see the most “You-gotta-be-kidding-me” excuses made,  and cover given for, Muslim rapes and violence in Europe. It’s disgusting and it’s turned deadly in Sweden and Paris all via the intentional kissing of Islamic butt.  

Personally, I think Europe is done. Their culture has become too PC and the invasion of Islam now too expansive for them to recover. 
Finally, Leftists and Islam need you to be cowardly, docile and house-trained. They must eradicate a man’s masculinity in order for their evil machinations to thrive; and they’re doing a good job of making males spineless weasels aplenty… a society of frightened men. 
Here’s my easy prediction: until men start acting like men and defy these religious Islamic monsters, then you and I can expect more massacres, rapes and invasions, and loss of our sacred liberties; and all because of our culture’s systematic pussification.
Share if you think the male pussification needs to stop

If Cops Don’t Release THIS Info About LaVoy Finicum’s Death Something’s Definitely FISHY

On the topic of investigating the death of LaVoy Finicum, a retired officer writes:
As a retired law enforcement officer I want the following to be made public as soon as possible. (law enforcement actions and records of those actions ARE public records)
1. The autopsy report that clearly shows how many times and where Mr. Finicum was struck by bullets.
2. A complete description of all bullet strikes on both vehicles and a report on who fired the shots and the authorization for firing each shot.
3. A release of all videos of the incident taken from any perspective including dash cams, body cams or hand held cameras.
4. A shots fired report by every law enforcement officer that fired their weapon and the specific justification for doing so in each instance.

If the above are not voluntarily released by the law enforcement agencies involved; a law suit or freedom of information act demand should be filed as soon as possible.
If the above are not forthcoming; it can only be because there is something dreadfully unjustified with the whole incident.
Share if you think this information NEEDS to be released

The Truth About Obama’s Claim that Islam Has Always Been Part of America

... in battle at Derna, in modern-day Libya, 1805. (U.S. Marine Corps
[Battle at Derna, in modern-day Libya, 1805. (U.S. Marine Corps) ]

oped: Indeed...start your education/journey on the myth of Islam here:

by Gary DeMar
President Obama claimed in his visit to a mosque that Islam is “woven into the fabric” of the United States since our nation’s founding and is a religion of peace.
President Obama went on to say that “Jefferson and John Adams had their own copies of the Koran” and that “Benjamin Franklin wrote that even if the Mufti of Constantinople were to send a missionary to preach to us, he would find a pulpit at his service.”
Franklin was referring in his Autobiography to a building that had been erected so that anyone of any view could use it. He was not proposing that Christian pulpits would be open to a Muslim Mufti. What Franklin describes is similar to what the Bible describes in Acts 17:16-34, the Areopagus in Athens where “all the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new” (v. 21).

Franklin also wrote, “Nor can the Plundering of Infidels be in that sacred Book (the Qur’an) forbidden, since it is well known from it, that God has given the World, and all that it contains, to his faithful Mussulmen, who are to enjoy it of Right as fast as they conquer it.”
President Obama said that “the very word Islam comes from ‘Salam’ – peace. The standard greeting is ‘As-Salaam-Alaikum’ – ‘Peace be upon you,’” he explained. (H/T: Breitbart).

I have a library of around 20,000 volumes. Included among the best books are some of the worst books – everything from witchcraft and cannibalism to Nazism and Communism. I can assure you that I do not support any of them. The books are for research purposes.
The same is true of Jefferson and his copy of the Koran. He owned a copy so he could understand Islam. And what did he understand about Islam from first-hand experience?
As early as 1786, Jefferson, who was serving as the ambassador to France, and John Adams, the Ambassador to Britain, met in London with Ambassador Abdrahaman, the Dey of Tripoli’s ambassador to Britain, in an attempt to negotiate a peace treaty based on Congress’ vote of funding.
Peace would come at a price. If America wanted “temporary peace,” a one-year guarantee, it would cost $66,000 plus a 10% commission. “Everlasting peace” was a bargain at $160,000 plus the obligatory commission. This only applied to Tripoli. Other nations would also have to be paid. The amount came to $1.3 million. There was no guarantee that the treaties would be honored. Jefferson and Adams tried in vain to argue that the United States were not at war with Tripoli. In what way had the U.S provoked the Muslims, they asked? Ambassador Abdrahaman went on to explain “the finer points of Islamic jihad” to Jefferson and Adams. In a letter to John Jay, Jefferson wrote the following:

“The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman [Muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”1
 Abdrahaman was paraphrasing the Koran’s “rules of engagement” found in the 47 Surah:
“Whenever you encounter the ones who disbelieve [during wartime], seize them by their necks until once you have subdued them, then tie them up as prisoners, either in order to release them later on, or also to ask for ransom, until war lays down her burdens.” 

A non-aggressing nation is at war with Islam as long as it hasn’t embraced Islam. Islam’s goal is to conquer the world, either by the submission of one’s will or by Allah’s sword.2
When President Jefferson refused to increase the tribute demanded by the Islamists, Tripoli declared war on the United States. A United States navy squadron, under Commander Edward Preble, blockaded Tripoli from 1803 to 1805. After rebel soldiers from Tripoli, led by United States Marines, captured the city of Derna, the Pasha of Tripoli signed a treaty promising to exact no more tribute.
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The Barbary pirates habitually preyed on ships from “Christian nations,” enslaving “Christian” seamen. “Barbary was Christendom’s Gulag Archipelago.”3 Jefferson, embroiled in a war with Islamic terrorists in his day, commented, “Too long, for the honor of nations, have those Barbarians been [permitted] to trample on the sacred faith of treaties, on the rights and laws of human nature!”4
Little has changed since the eighteenth century. In Joseph Wheelan’s Jefferson’s War we learn that “Jefferson’s war pitted a modern republic with a free-trade, entrepreneurial creed against a medieval autocracy whose credo was piracy and terror. It matched an ostensibly Christian nation against an avowed Islamic one that professed to despise Christians.”5  

Wheelan’s historical assessment of the time is on target. “Except for its Native American population and a small percentage of Jews, the United States was solidly Christian, while the North African regencies were just as solidly Muslim — openly hostile toward Christians.”6
Dumas Malone, Jefferson’s biographer, writes: “Treaties had been made with these petty piratical powers in the past, all of them calling for what amounted to tribute. The United States was acting like the other nations with commerce to protect, but Jefferson had opposed this sort of policy from the time he was in France, believing that the only effective language to employ against these brigands of the sea was that of force. He never believed in buying peace with them, and actually he was the first President to use force against them.”7
President Obama is engaged in myth making. He’s counting on people not actually looking into America’s early dealing with Islam. These things are rarely taught in our nation’s government schools so as not to offend.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Superior Court Judges on BLM Occupation in Oregon:

King Obama’s Royal Declaration: “I can do whatever I want” -
[King Obama’s Royal Declaration: “I can do whatever I want”]

“The British Crown has Kidnapped and Press-Ganged American Land Assets… in Criminal Conspiracy & Contempt of Our Constitution” 
I have known that the united States Constitution has been undermined for some time, beginning with Abraham Lincoln. I have also know of the incorporation of the united States that is based in London, England. However, now, there are at least two Superior Court Judges, who are also common law judges under the Postmaster General of their respective regions in Alaska and Colorado, are pointing out the actions of the Bureau of Land Management and the actions of criminal politicians in the united States government to undermine the American view of government and law. This is especially enlightening with what has been going on with the Bundys, the Hammonds and the death of LaVoy Finicum.

Judge Anna Maria Riezinger and Judge Bruce Doucette issued a letter in which they exposed the illegal actions of the BLM and the unconstitutionality of what is really taking place in Oregon.
In speaking with Judge Bruce Doucette (Colorado) via telephone, he told me that this is all true and that one could reference Judge Reizinger's website (Alaska) for more information, as well as his Facebook page.

After verifying the information did come from these judges, I'm providing you with a letter that they jointing issued on January 4, 2016. America, it's time to wake up! Conservatives and Liberals are not going to save you from this. We, must stand against this tyranny! No presidential candidate, nor any congressman, is talking about this!
The entire idea, according to Judge Bruce Doucette is to undermine the Law of God and Christianity, which our nation was built upon, and establish a Beast, or false god of the State. Read and judge for yourselves… then make your stand!

Issued by Judge Anna Maria Riezinger

January 3, 2016

Although it may come as a surprise to many Americans we have been mischaracterized and misidentified as British Crown Subjects for the better part of a hundred years. This travesty has never been corrected; instead, the British Crown, a commercial investment organization, has kidnapped and press-ganged American land assets into the international jurisdiction of the sea and has pillaged our labor and our resources without mercy in criminal conspiracy and contempt of our Constitution. They have been aided and abetted in this activity by members of the American Bar Association and the Internal Revenue Service acting as licensed privateers.

These vipers nurtured in our bosom pretending to be our "Friends" and our "Allies" and even our "Trustees" have practiced identity theft against the American people, have involved us in their own private bankruptcies as sureties obligated to pay their debts; they have pretended that because of their fraud against us, we have "abandoned" our property including our land patents, our bank accounts, and our organic states. They have usurped against our lawful government, enslaved our people, and acted as criminals in our midst.

The corporations responsible for this behavior are no different and no better than Walmart or Sears or Burger King; they have used names like "Bureau of Land Management" or "United States Department of Agriculture" and so on under color of law.

The "Bureau of Land Management" is not an actual unit of the American government. It is a foreign corporation whose only business here is to provide us with "essential governmental services".

The land patents to the western states are owed to the States of America and the Indigenous Tribal Governments without exception. The only ownership accruing to the Federal United States dba District of Columbia Municipal Corporation or in other corporate guises is vested entirely in the ten square miles of the District and limited to its Boundary Stones. The only ownership vested in the Federal Government in the western states or anywhere else is a lease interest in facilities that have been provided to expedite their service missions.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) facilities being occupied by American Militiamen were bought and paid for by the people of this country for the use of the BLM with the understanding that the BLM is a unit of the American government and is working in good faith for the people of this nation.

However, according to the public and private records, the BLM is not in fact any part of our lawful government at all and has not been so for decades. It is a privately owned foreign "governmental services corporation" operating under color of law; it has no business interfering in the activities of the ranchers and farmers, occupying government facilities under conditions of fraud, or otherwise presenting false claims of interest, ownership, or authority. 

The Hammonds and the Bundy Family are Priority Creditors of all the governmental services corporations which are now or which have operated in this country in the past. They are tax exempt and their "vessels in commerce"--- meaning the various trusts and public utilities operated under their NAMES without their knowledge or consent--- are all tax-prepaid. They and their countrymen are owed the patent to all land within the geographically defined boundaries of their respective states, free and clear of liens, encumbrances, or other presumptions against their property rights by foreign corporations operating under conditions of self-interested fraud. 

BLM employees are here to provide "essential governmental services". Those services do not include acting as undeclared commercial mercenaries operating under color of law and against the best interests of their employers and benefactors. Any federal employee offering to harm or interfere in the normal occupations of their employers, that is, the people of this country, or to prohibit their employer's customary use of the land and resources they are heir to is acting as an Outlaw in contempt of the Public Law and the actual Constitution and is subject to arrest under the Bounty Hunter provisions of the United States Statutes-at-Large.

Being employed by BLM like being employed by JC PENNY confers no special authority, grants no immunity, and is not a license to undertake any activity that would otherwise be unlawful—including trespassing on private property, making fraudulent claims, and racketeering under armed force. The rule for federal employees and law enforcement officials including "Federal State" and "Federal County" officials is that if you can't do it in your private capacity, you can't do it at all. 

Members of the Press Corps are similarly reminded of their responsibility to safeguard public safety and obey the Public Law, including their obligation not to incite, misrepresent, or engage in insurrection against the lawful government of the people, by the people, and for the people. This is not a country of the corporation, by the corporation or for the corporation. Anyone needing to be reminded of that fact should question both their education and their sanity.

The highest Law Officer in this country is the County Sheriff who has accepted the public office, received his bond, and taken his Oath. He is enabled to deputize as many men as he needs to enforce the Public Law within the borders of his county and may require the use of any and all equipment and facilities paid for with public funds in pursuit of these ends. He works directly for the people of his county and is accountable only to them. 

All federal employees are guests of the people of each county and state. So long as they pursue their lawful duties and do not inappropriately presume upon, threaten, harass, or otherwise offer to harm their hosts, over-reach their lawful jurisdiction, or make false claims against land assets they are owed safe conduct and support. The moment they breach the peace, break the Public Law, offer contempt against the Constitution, engage in operations under color of law—including trespass on private property, cattle rustling, armed racketeering and so on, they are subject to arrest like any common felon.

The people of this country are the employers, benefactors, and Priority Creditors of all federal corporations, all federal employees, all federal contractors, and all federal officials. The people did not grant their hirelings any power to harass them, indebt them, mischaracterize them, change their political status, seize upon their property, defraud them, trespass upon them, or engage in any other criminal activity whatsoever. 

It must be squarely recognized that the burning of barns is arson. The theft and removal of livestock is cattle rustling. The bringing of false claims of indebtedness and obligation is fraud. The presentation of weapons, especially tactical weapons, employed in any of these activities is assault and attempted racketeering under force by undeclared private mercenary forces. It is now easy to recognize that these are crimes masquerading as "law enforcement".

The private in-house laws of corporations must remain in accord with the Public Law or those corporations must be liquidated as crime syndicates and their assets distributed to those they have harmed and to their lawful creditors. This includes the BLM, the UNITED STATES, the AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, the STATE OF OREGON, or any other corporation found to be operating in violation of the Public Law and their own charter.

Any questions may be addressed to:
Judge Anna Maria Riezinger
(907) 250-5087
Judge Bruce Doucette
(720) 338-0394 

King Obama: Overstepping his bounds any chance he gets, bypassing the ...

Remember, Ron Paul warned about arming these illegal and unconstitutional agencies in the 1990s! He was right! They are agencies of foreign government.

Rest In Peace LaVoy

by Jason Van Tatenhove

(NOTE: Jason Van Tatenhove, SGM Joseph Santoro, and Jordan Page, are attending Lavoy Finicum's funeral today):
Today we a bury one of our best...A true friend and  hero to the cause of Liberty. A family man, loving husband, father, friend, mentor, man of faith, a true American Patriot. Why is it always the best among us that seem to be taken from us first?
We vow to continue on with LaVoy's legacy; his sacrifice will not be in vain.

LaVoy at Bundy Ranch, April 12, 2014 

The funeral services for LaVoy will be held today in Kanab, Ut at the Kabab Stake Center, 1435 S. McAlester dr., Kanab UT
Viewing is from 11- 2 pm funeral services starts at 2:30 pm.
There will be a fundraising memorial concert at the Kanab Middle School, 690 South Cowboy Way in Kanab that starts at 5:30 pm. 100% of the donations raised go directly to the Finicum family.
Jordan Page and members of Finicum family will be performing at this fund raising event.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers today.   Please enjoy this video of LaVoy's daughters singing "Freedom's Cry". (Give it a few seconds to load.)   

Editor's Note:   Please go to this article at Oath Keepers' national website (link below) to view a very important video by LaVoy Finicum. Jason's article, with videos, is here --

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Is Trump Having a Cash Crisis?

Trump’s boasts that he is “self-funded” may actually prove to be a weakness.   

Cruz and Rubio both have the cash and the organization to sustain their campaigns.  The real question is – Does Trump? 
Some are beginning to speculate that he’s in over his head.
Count me in with those who suspect that Donald Trump is no billionaire, but merely a poseur who may never have recovered from his many big-deal failures, as AT and others have already noted.  Ted Cruz is finally bringing this idea up, but it’s a testimony to just how opaque Trump has made his finances that only recently has anyone outside the financial press even discussed the matter. 

Trump just released his fourth-quarter FEC report, and again, the political press doesn’t know what to make of it – beyond the fact that he lent his campaign $12.8 million, which in part went to pay back Trump entities for travel and event services.  Real billionaires don’t campaign like that; your Linda McMahon and Ross Perot and Meg Whitman just write checks for tens of millions without batting an eye.  Trump, however, seems to be hoping (or needing) to get that money back in the future.
Trump has relied on the roughly $6.5 million in unsolicited small donations he received the last 3 months to pay for his late-starting television buys.  This means he was badly outspent in Iowa, tying with Bobbie Jindal for money spent on Iowa TV.

Stewart Rhodes interviews Oath Keeper SWAT Officer About the LaVoy Finicum Shooting


In this audio Interview Stewart Rhodes interviews Greg McWhirter, an Oath Keeper SWAT officer, about the road block and tactics used on LaVoy Finicum and the rest of the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom on that fateful night last Tuesday, January 26, 2016.  Greg gives us his expert insight into why most police departments across the country no longer use road blocks, as was used in Oregon this last week that ended with such needless bloodshed.

Greg and Stewart discuss how this barricade/roadblock was placed after a curve, which did not afford Lavoy ample time to see the barricade and stop his vehicle.  Greg also covers exactly why barricading/use of roadblocks is considered deadly force and inherently dangerous and life-threatening, and why most jurisdictions in the United States considers them antiquated, and have gotten away from using them.
They also discuss the shooting itself, in detail.
Greg McWhirter has 11 years experience with the Marion County Sheriffs Office (MCSO)in Indianapolis, Indiana. He spent seven years as investigator and four years on the MCSO tactical team. He is also an Indiana Law Enforcement Academy certified instructor.

Greg has requested a copy of the Oregon State Police’s policies, and we are waiting to review them, but the danger of roadblocks is reflected in the Portland Police department’s policy, which forbids the use of a roadblock (a.k.a. “barricade”) in the manner in which we saw used last week:
d.  Barricading: Barricading is considered deadly physical force and subject to DIR 1010.10.
1.  Barricading requires the approval of a supervisor. Furthermore, the barricade must be set up in such a manner as to afford the fleeing suspect ample time to see the barricade and stop his/her vehicle.
Go here to read the policy.
We can also look to The National Institute of Justice document Restrictive Polices for High Speed Police Pursuits which states:
Boxing-In, Ramming, and RoadblocksBoxing-in and ramming to be used only against violent felons and with permission by sworn supervisor monitoring pursuit. Not to be used by officers who have not completed prescribed training. Roadblocks allowed when possible to pick safe location.
Roadblocks are “dangerous and difficult to properly establish.” No roadblock maybe established until both dispatcher and pursuing officer have been notified. There are three kinds of roadblock:1. Fixed roadblocks, which block road to extent that little or no outlet remains.”Fixed roadblocks are extremely dangerous and are rarely justifiable.”
Click here to see the original document.

Please listen to the interview and read important details at our website:

Paul Ryan to Tea Party: You are the problem

oped: No Paul you are the problem...along with all your Congressional Frat boys...on both sides of the aisle. 
After this little diatribe of yours we have come to the conclusion that Y'all tell us what you think we want to hear during the election cycles...then after the election y'all go back to the same ol' same ol' CYA and pad your bank accounts and portfolios with kick back deals. Yes We the People are onto all of you...yes it is your prerogative and free will to suck on Obama's teets and fatten your bank accounts on the backs of Middle America, however it is our prerogative to remove you from office the next election cycle akin to your butt buddy  John *Boner* Boehner . Be advised your next election cycle will see money flow into your district to the Tea Party challenger to your election! Y'all just don't get it...We the People have had enough of the lies,corruption and destruction of the US Constitution/Bill of Rights! 
Pack your proverbial bags dude you are going to be history!

Today, Paul Ryan gave a fascinating speech at Heritage Action, a tea party-allied organization that has fashioned itself as the guardian of conservative purity. The speech called for unity. “To quote William Wallace in Braveheart,” he said, “we have to unite the clans.”
But his speech was actually a repudiation of everything the tea party has done. Not only that, Ryan also took shots at the congressional Republican leadership, and even the current GOP presidential candidates. He didn’t call anyone out by name, but if you understand what’s happening now and the conflict that has roiled the Republican Party for the last seven years, the critique was hard to miss.

Not surprisingly, for much of the speech he blamed conservatives’ own sins on progressives, Democrats, and Barack Obama. That has become a familiar refrain — It’s their fault that we’ve become such monsters! — but when you say that, you’re still acknowledging that the sins exist. Let’s start here:
“My theory of the case is this: We win when we have an ideas contest. We lose when we have a personality contest. We can’t fall into the progressives’ trap of acting like angry reactionaries. The Left would love nothing more than for a fragmented conservative movement to stand in a circular firing squad, so the progressives can win by default.

“This president is struggling to remain relevant in an election year when he’s not on the ballot. He is going to do all he can to elect another progressive by distracting the American people. So he’s going to try to get us talking about guns or some other hot-button issue and not about his failures on ISIS or the economy or national security. He’s going to try to knock us off our game. We have to understand his distractions for what they are. Otherwise, we’re going to have a distraction this week, next week, and the week after that. And that’s going to be the Obama playbook all year long.”

Yes, the party of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, cares not for “personality.” And look, nobody “trapped” Republicans into “acting like angry reactionaries.” They did that all on their own. But it’s interesting that Ryan cites guns as a distracting hot-button issue that is important only because Barack Obama is forcing conservatives to talk about it against their will. Last time I checked, lots of Republicans thought the gun issue is absolutely vital to maintaining liberty. The same is true of any other hot-button issue you could name, whether it’s abortion or same-sex marriage or something else: the issue might or might not be advantageous to Democrats, but it’s also very important to at least a significant chunk of the Republican electorate. It’s hard to tell where Ryan draws the line between real issues and distractions, but every time you define an issue as the latter, you’re telling some major Republican constituency to shut its mouth.

This is perhaps the most critical part of Ryan’s speech:
“And so what I want to say to you today is this: Don’t take the bait. Don’t fight over tactics. And don’t impugn people’s motives. It’s fine if you disagree. And there’s a lot that’s rotten in Washington. There’s no doubt about that. But we can’t let how you vote on an amendment to an appropriations bill define what it means to be a conservative. Because, it’s setting our sights too low. Frankly, that’s letting the president define us. That’s what he wants us to do. That’s defining ourselves as an opposition party, instead of a proposition party.

“So we have to be straight with each other, and more importantly, we have to be straight with the American people. We can’t promise that we can repeal Obamacare when a guy with the last name Obama is president. All that does is set us up for failure . . . and disappointment . . . and recriminations.
“When voices in the conservative movement demand things that they know we can’t achieve with a Democrat in the White House, all that does is depress our base and in turn help Democrats stay in the White House. We can’t do that anymore.”

Again, the idea that President Obama somehow baited Republicans into fighting amongst themselves for the last seven years is laughable, but look at all the things Ryan is criticizing here. First: “Don’t fight over tactics.” That’s just about all Republicans have been fighting about for years. The substantive differences within the party are often minor, and what tends to differentiate a tea partier from an accommodationist squish is just that, tactics. The tea partier and the squish both want to repeal Obamacare; the only difference between them is that the tea partier thinks shutting down the government is an appropriate tactic to make it happen. They both want to reduce the size of government, but the tea partier thinks forcing the United States of America to default on its debts is a good tactic to bring that about. They both want to defund Planned Parenthood; the only difference is whether they think it’s a fight worth having right now.

Ryan also says: “we can’t let how you vote on an amendment to an appropriations bill define what it means to be a conservative.” This, too, is a direct shot at the tea party. The argument they’ve made over and over is that things like how you vote on an amendment do indeed define what it means to be a conservative. Since ideological differences within the party have been reduced almost to nothing, those kinds of decisions are what supposedly separate the believers from the apostates. Did you vote against Obamacare 50 times, or only 49 times? Did you knuckle under and vote to keep the government open? Have you opposed “amnesty” 100 percent of the time, or only for the last few years? These are the distinctions that have defined the tea party’s conception of conservatism.

And perhaps most shockingly, Ryan says: “We can’t promise that we can repeal Obamacare when a guy with the last name Obama is president…When voices in the conservative movement demand things that they know we can’t achieve with a Democrat in the White House, all that does is depress our base and in turn help Democrats stay in the White House.”
Near the end of the speech, Ryan gives an implicit critique of his party’s presidential candidates:
“So we need to be inspirational. We need to be inclusive. We need to show how our principles and policies are universal and how they apply to everybody. We know that the economy is weak. We know that the world is on fire. We know that the future is uncertain. There’s a lot of frustration and anger out there. And is it justified? It sure is.

“But we should not follow the Democrats and play identity politics. Let’s talk to people in ways that unite us and that are unique to America’s founding. That’s what I think people are hungry for.”

In case you didn’t notice, the GOP presidential candidates are also playing identity politics right now. The frontrunner for the Republican nomination has proposed banning Muslims from the United States and building a wall across our southern border, called Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers, and questioned one of his opponents’ standing as an American. Another candidate said that no Muslim should be elected president. The Republican establishment’s golden boy could barely open his mouth in the last couple of weeks without invoking Jesus (though maybe now that Iowa is behind him, that’ll change). Identity politics has been central to Republican campaigns for the White House for the last half-century, though I guess if it’s white identity politics then it doesn’t count.

In any case, if you had to come up with two words to describe the current GOP presidential campaign, “inspirational” and “inclusive” would be pretty far down the list. And if Republican primary voters are hungry for national unity, they’ve done a good job of keeping it a secret.
So in this speech, Ryan has essentially repudiated the entire last seven years of Republican politics, up to and including what’s happening right now. Which is nice to hear. But if you think it’ll change the minds of those who have been engaged in these fights, I’ve got an Obamacare repeal to sell you.