Mitt Romney is “in” just in case?

Meb Bushney 2016Listen up, ladies and gentlemen.

Just when you thought it was safe to eschew establishment GOP candidates, it appears that “someone” is waiting in the wings, “just in case.”

And he may run as a third party candidate, as an independent.


Oh My: Romney For President Paperwork Was Filed With The FEC Last Month

by Katie Pavlich

Former Massachusetts Governor and GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney insists he isn’t running for President of the United States in 2016, even to stop Donald Trump. 

“I’m not running and I’m not going to be running,” Romney said on NBC over the weekend while keeping the door open should he be named at a brokered convention in July. 

Uh-huh.  Except: see the paperwork he filed here.

Mitt Romney FEC PaperworkBut according to paperwork filed with the Federal Elections Commission last month, a Romney presidential run isn’t being completely ruled out.

Under what circumstances would Mitt Romney step onstage?

I think you can suss that out for yourself.

Question to those whose trust was betrayed by Mitt Romney last time: just what makes you think that Romney “means it” more this time than last time — in light of the fact that his campaign was tepid at best — and his son Tag said Mitt wasn’t much interested in running for president in the first place?

Sorry, not falling for that one twice.


Unless, of course, it’s false to begin with, as Conservtive LA was kind enough to point out.  From

No, this FEC form doesn’t mean Mitt Romney is running for president

The form was filed because of an address change for the political consulting firm, Red Curve Solutions, LLC. See the “X” in the box marked “Check if address is changed”?

Bombs In Bomb Bay of B-17All right, I guess I can close the bomb bay doors now.



McConnell holds his mud?

GOP Not The Opposition Party

How I customarily think of the GOPEE.

And it couldn’t have occurred at a more important time.

The GOP is actually starting to make mouth music like they possess a pair.


McConnell: Not a ‘snowball’s chance in hell’ I’ll relent on SCOTUS

by Lauren French and John Bresnahan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of staunch House conservatives there isn’t “a snowball’s chance in hell” that he will back down from his opposition to confirming a Supreme Court justice before a new president is elected.

McConnell’s comments came after Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the chairman of the Freedom Caucus, urged him to stay the course and not back down from a fight with the White House and Senate Democrats.

At first blush I must admit that I am surprised.  Considering the history of the GOP, I expected Mitch McConnell and the rest of the GOP to do what they do best: bend over and capitulate to Obama, Demorats and Leftist pressure.

After all, the GOP is responsible — good or bad — for the creation of Donald Trump.

Voters and a number of conservatives got tired of the GOP reneging on its promises and going back to what I term its GOPEE (GOP Establishment Elite) roots.  That means: “we’ll go along to get along because, at the end of the day, we’ll be bending elbows with our good friends the Demorats at local DC watering holes.” wrote:

Senate GOP: No hearings for Supreme Court nominee

by Manu Raju, Ted Barrett and Tom LoBianco

Washington (CNN)  In an unprecedented move, Senate Republicans vowed to deny holding confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee — even promising to deny meeting privately with whomever the President picks.

The historic move outraged Democrats and injected Supreme Court politics into the center of an already tense battle for the White House.

Yes, let the Leftist Demorat breast-beating commence.

“I don’t know how many times we need to keep saying this: The Judiciary Committee has unanimously recommended to me that there be no hearing. I’ve said repeatedly and I’m now confident that my conference agrees that this decision ought to be made by the next president, whoever is elected,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.

Why would the GOP stick to its guns now? you may ask.  Because they realize the SCOTUS results are indeed so entirely critical.

Because, after all, wasn’t it the Demorats who said that elections have consequences?

“Elections have consequences and Eric, I won.”
— Barack Hussein Obama to House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, January 23, 2009

Well, ladies and gentlemen, elections do in fact have consequences.  So swig a big cup of Get The Fuck Over It, Demorats.  Finally, the GOP may actually wield the power it possesses.  After all, the Obama Administration has been lording its power over the Republicans and the American Taxpayers for almost eight years now.

But can the GOP-controlled Senate actually do this?

Apparently yes, it can.

And here’s the further rub, bub: McConnell made this play before Barack Hussein Obama was able to float a specific name for Scalia’s SCOTUS replacement into the public political ether.  Boo-hoo.

Thanks for reminding us that elections have consequences, Demorats.

You’re correct.  They do.

But: WILL Mitch McConnell hold his mud?


GOP Establishment Graphic GOP RINOs & Trump

Jeb Bush: another uninterested Romney?

Meb Bushney 2016Whilst cruising through the digital slag known as news in America these days, I happened to come across an article that resonated about Jeb Bush.

From (one of the worst possible names for a news source):

Jeb Goes Off: I Could Be Doing ‘Really Cool Things’ Instead of Being President, You Know

by Josh Feldman

Jeb Bush let his agitation show on the campaign trail today when he complained about gridlock and partisanship in South Carolina.

Bush attended a presidential town hall held by Senator Tim Scott, and they were even joined on stage by none other than South Carolina congressman and Benghazi Select Committee chairman Trey Gowdy.

At one point, when he was lamenting the state of partisan politics, Bush said, “If this election is about how we’re going to fight to get nothing done, then I don’t want any part of it.”

Oooooh, scary, just in time for Halloween: “Jeb goes off.”  I’m quaking in my Keens.

That’s your problem, Jeb.  Trump nailed it, actually.  You’re a miniuscule-energy person.  You’d bring the same mundane enthusiasm to the presidency that you bring to your campaign.  And I’m done with zero-energy, capitulating, bi-partisan, compromising empty suits registered as Republicans.

The major issue?  Compromise and bi-partisanship usually occurs on the Republican side, not on the Demorat side.  Demorats know how to hack and slash; they already have the American Media Maggots in their pockets.  Republicans want to be loved and simply haven’t yet Grokked the fact that they will never be loved as long as the AMM holds sway in America.  And at this point, the AMM aren’t going anywhere.  But Republicans still want to be loved.  That makes no sense whatsoever.  No matter what you do, GOPEE (GOP Establishment Elites), you will never be loved by the AMM unless and until you change your (R) to a (D).  In that manner the AMM is not unlike Obama’s good friend ISIS.  Convert you or kill you.

Romney proved he was ambivalent about running for president.  His son revealed that Mitt wasn’t entirely committed and, further, didn’t want the presidency — after the fact.  I could never forgive Romney for that, for wasting my time and the time of those who supported him.  Further, Romney admitted that his Massachusetts healthcare plan was the precursor to Obamacare — not that Obamacare is working out well; it isn’t.

Jeb is another Romney.  Not a fighter, won’t take umbrage, too interested in being “nice” and not running with scissors or eating paste.

Note to Jeb: If you have other things to do, like cleaning your fishtank or balancing your checkbook, do them.  Don’t just threaten me with going away, make good on it.

Frankly, I couldn’t care less.  i won’t be voting for you anyway.  I’m done with Bushes just as I am done with Clintons.  I don’t like dynasties.



A moment of clarity about the The Realist

BZ Logo For BlogI’ve received a few emails from lost souls who actually follow my blog (they must be the ones who also religiously clean their fish tanks and balance check books), and are asking about the new header and its meaning.  Actually, I received more emails about the new header than I’ve ever received in the history of the blog.

They all asked: so, what does “I am The Realist” mean?

I decided it was time to explain and clarify.

Yes, I am still the Bloviating Zeppelin.  I have been so since this blog’s inception on Blogger in 2004.  I have kept this blog running for 11 years now.  These days that is unheard of.  Most blogs last a few weeks or a month, if that, then are abandoned.  The Blogosphere is replete with the abandoned floating remnants of good intentions ignored.

BZ Beard Avatar 1But, in my 60+ years on the planet, never have I encountered times such as these, where the 180-Paradigm is so completely embraced.

That is to say: if something is good, wonderful, fantastic, honest, clear, loyal, brave, powerful, proud, supportive of the United States, you can be assured that the current administration will do or embrace the complete reverse.

I am so done with that.  I am done with receding, with subsuming, with parsing my words, with taking care, with hesitating, with trying to acquire a readership, with attempting to appeal to more readers.  I am in my 60s, my days are numbered, I am done with tolerance, with acceptance, with any form of political correctness.

Let me make this plain.  I have “mine.”  I purposely purchased food for me and my wife to continue living.  I have a water source.  I have a defensible cabin far away from population centers.  I have a bangstick and one bullet.  I have the mindset and the training and the education and experience to utilize all of these things when necessary.  Further, I have a modicum of fiscal security.  I may have been a cop, but I was not a stupid cop.

I planned for my retirement when I was only in my single digits.  Shame on you if you haven’t planned for your retirement.  It’s not my responsibility to take care of you, that you haven’t had the insight I had or if you’re stupid.  Which reemphasizes: I have “mine.”  If you weren’t equally smart then shame on you.  Which translates to: if I advocate against the GOPEE or take certain stands, it’s because I don’t so much mind if the nation collapses.  I am better off than 99% of the rest of the US.

I don’t have to equivocate or worry about what anyone thinks about me.  That, frankly, is rather liberating.  And, as The Realist, it’s time to yank the covers off the national bed and expose the soft white underbelly of politics.  Because I am done.

This nation is not going to survive “compromise.”  It is not going to survive “bipartisanship.”  It is not going to survive communal thoughts or bicameral decisions or deconfliction or Progressives or Socialists or Demorats or Leftists or the SEIU or illegal immigrants or Muslims or open borders.

It’s time to be a Realist.  It’s time to realize what can be done and what must be done.  It’s time for me to fish or cut bait.  It’s time to be even more plain than ever before.  Because, in my estimation, the literal life of this nation, this great nation, is literally on the line.

There are elements, many elements, that wish to see this nation go down in flames.  They exist from without but way too many of these elements exist from within the nation.  I must identify them, call them out, be Politically INcorrect, and use plain and coarse language.

It’s not about me.  As I said, I have “mine.”  I can survive when pushed against the wall.  Too many Americans cannot.  And too many Americans are stupid and dull and groomed for extinction.  They don’t realize that they are the frog in the boiling pot.  They are dulled by their television and their news and their indifference to life around them.  They cannot see two inches in front of their faces.  They have been groomed and petted and coddled to be the dullards they have turned out to be.  The Millennials are the worst.  And they are in for a massive shock.  They are the least prepared for it.

There is a huge societal “thump” coming.  It may be revealed in a physical sense, in a geographic sense, in a fiscal sense, in a budgetary sense, in a stock sense, in an internet sense, in a viral sense, in a technological sense.  Or all of these.

But there is a major “thump” coming and oh-so-very-few people are prepared.  With that in mind, I have to ratchet up my rhetoric because ratcheted-up rhetoric is about to be banned.

You doubt me?

Just you wait and see.

Hence: I am now The Realist.

I must be more clear than ever before.



Boehner supports Obama on Iran deal

Boehner Obama's BITCHTime and again I hear on the Michael Medved show that the Republicans have fought bravely on behalf of the American Taxpayer.  I enjoy listening to Mr Medved but with the caveat that he is clearly a GOPEE supporter.

The GOPEE is starting to wear on me as it is on those who support Donald Trump.

The backlash which has manifested itself in the success of Donald Trump?  I understand it.  I don’t think it’s fruitful or will hold water in the end when the chips are down, but I understand the source of the frustration and its resulting orange hair.

And it is because of things like this that Trump continues to resonate despite his pettiness, his childish behavior and lack of insightful substance.

Because of things like this from

Republicans Thwart Boehner Plan To Move Forward On Obama’s Nuclear Arms Deal With Iran

by Matthew Boyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A full-scale revolt against House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) —including a looming resolution that could come up for a vote at any time that would remove him from the speakership—has thrown into disarray the House GOP leadership’s previously carefully laid plans to push President  Obama’s nuclear arms deal with Iran through Congress without a fight.

The Boehner GOPEE is at work once again, “going along to get along” with Obama..

I term it the GOPEE because Boehner represents the GOP Establishment Elite, the same people who, at the end of the day, meet their good Demorat friends at local watering holes for expensive name drinks, backslapping all around, laughing prevalent at having screwed the American Taxpayer over another day.

Amid a rebellion in the House GOP conference meeting on Wednesday morning, leadership canceled a previously scheduled rule vote that would have set up the House putting through a resolution of disapproval of the president’s Iran deal under the terms of legislation previously signed into law from Sens Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).

This all happened as a result of an argument furthered by Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and Pete Roskam (R-IL) that Congress shouldn’t even vote on the Corker-Cardin resolution, either approving or disapproving of the Iran deal, since the president has not yet complied with the law regarding the release of text of the deal including “side deals” cut with Tehran.

In other words, Obama and his sycophants are insisting that Congress vote for something the likes of which they haven’t even seen in totality.  There are a host of “side deals” as yet unrevealed even to Congress.

Sound familiar?

Besides being an idiotic idea — supporting something that so very few have apparently even read in totality much less the “side bets” —  the parts that are known make no sense for the security of the United States, for Israel, or the world. We are giving nuclear weapons to Iran with essentially no monitoring of their program whatsoever.

Khamenei Tweet About Israel 1The Iranians are laughing, sending out Tweets (Iran’s Khameini is on Twitter, for God’s sake) that Israel will be gone in 25 years.  They are singularly pleased that the United States and the West could be such abysmally stupid dupes.

Khamenei Tweet About USIran’s Ayatollah Khamenei takes pleasure in the fact that Iran will not negotiate any further with the US unless it is in their favor — as with the nuclear deal.  Trump is correct: this is roughly the worlds worst negotiation.

It is action like this, endorsed by Speaker Boehner, that makes people like me, actual Conservatives, upset.

In four words, we are fed up.

Boehner and Republicans like Boehner have got to go.

Hence: the popularity of Trump.

Right or wrong, the popularity of Trump.