Tuesday, January 17, 2017

First Show Of The Year! David Keene, And The Left Trying To De-Legitimize President Trump

Behind Enemy Lines returns with its first show of 2017! We are joined by the Opinions Editor of the Washington Times and former NRA President and author of "Shall Not Be Infringed, The New Threats to Your Second Amendment", David Keene, who discussed the Obama administration's last gasp to infringe on your Second Amendment rights.

Few Americans know much about the Arms Trade Treaty negotiated and signed by the Obama administration, proposed for adoption by the United Nations three years ago, and still waiting for ratification by the U.S. Senate. President Obama, who would have pushed it along even earlier but didn’t want anyone to hear about it before the 2012 midterm congressional elections, when it was new. David and Gene discuss how the lane duck Obama administration is trying for ratification one last time, what that means to you, and what the incoming Trump administration can do in the face of this Treaty to protect law-abiding gun owners.

Then, Gene discusses the Democratic's incredulous attempt to de-legitimize President-elect Trump by boycotting his inauguration.



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2016 Buffoon of the Year - Anthony Weiner!

Behind Enemy Lines, Buffoon of the Year, Anthony Weiner
The Rev. Al approves. 
It only took three tries, but Anthony Weiner is finally Behind Enemy Lines Radio's Buffoon of the Year, defeating Donna Brazile in a blistering finale!

This BOTY competition shattered all previous records for most votes recorded in a final, most votes recorded overall and, for our Weiner winner, he is now the all-time winningest Buffoon in history, adding an elusive championship to two runner-up performances.

This year's competition was hot and heavy, with some early upsets and some classic clashes. Weiner's road to infamy left John Podesta and his "password" in his wake in the first found, saw Marilyn Mosby and Colin Kaepernick suck defeat (as per usual) and left Donna Brazile looking for gasping for someone, anyone, to rig the outcome in her favor.  But in the end, Brazile had to settle for 2nd Rate Buffoon and Weiner prevailed.

In other news, Colin Kaepernick took home the consolation victory against the Huffington Post to earn his 3rd Rate Buffoon status.

Thank you to our growing listener base for all the love and support throughout this year's BOTY and, really, for all of 2016.  Onward and upward in 2017!

Monday, December 26, 2016

BOTY 2016 FINALS!

After what we hope was a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukhah and a joyous holiday season, it's come down to this - the 2016 Behind Enemy Lines Buffoon of the Year FINALS!

To see how each competitor made it this far and why they were nominated, check out our previous posts here, here and here.


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And there you have it!  Voting is open from now until our first show of 2017 on January 3 at 10 PM ET!  It's your final chance to tell us "WHO YA GOT, AMERICA!"

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Clinton Blame Game

The 2016 election season finally concluded this week when the Electoral College officially voted for Donald Trump and Mike Pence to take the helm of the United States in January. So I thought it would be fun to compile the major excuses Hillary Clinton's team, supporters, and pundits have been using to explain the results of the election.

Blame #1 – Russia hacked and released DNC emails to help Trump win the election.


This is the spin of the alleged Russian hacking of the DNC emails by the Clinton coalition. Not the fact that Russia did not cast a vote on a single ballot for Trump. Not the content of the emails including undermining Bernie Sanders’ campaign, preferential treatment between media outlets & Clinton campaign, or the list of donors & their future appointments, all of which DNC chair Donna Brazile claimed were doctored emails when they were first released.

Also, just have to point out the irony of the uproar over an alleged Russian influence on this presidential election, yet these same complainers ignore and actually encourage illegals to vote and influence all elections in this country.

Blame #2 – FBI Director James Comey’s announcement days before the election.


The claim is that Comey’s letter raised doubts that were baseless and stopped Clinton’s momentum 11 days before the election. And the all-clear letter 2 days before the election was even more damaging.

I just can’t get over that Clinton blames the fact that she was not indicted during the two FBI investigations while she was running for president as a reason she lost, not the fact that she was the subject of two FBI investigations while she was running for president as the reason.

Blame #3 – President Obama blamed Fox News for being on in restaurants and bars.


Two reasons this argument is laughable. The first is Fox News existed well before the 2016 election so not sure how he can determine that his former voters from 2008 and 2012 were influenced now by the channel. The second is if Fox News was indeed the go-to channel in these establishments, isn’t that itself more of a reason for Clinton’s loss? That the completely biased news outlets like CNN and MSNBC no longer resonate with the general population and aren't watchable.

Blame #4 – Sanders male supporters and all Trump supporters are sexist.


I chose to end the blame game on this excuse because it is one I saw coming from a mile away. Just like the blame of racism is thrown out so often it has lost all its impact, sexism was an inevitable excuse for Clinton. It’s an easy distraction from some actual reasons she lost (which I note below) using what the Dems use best, tugging at the heartstrings. Our poor daughters, what a terrible example we are showing that a man was elected over a woman. Our sexist country that can’t handle woman in power – mind you, disregard the fact that Kellyanne Conway became the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign on the Republican side. 

I hate to break it to the Clinton coalition, but none of the reasons above are the cause for Hillary losing the election. Rather, it was because of any and all of the following:

-          She was a flawed candidate with a lifetime of baggage
-          She ran a campaign of entitlement and snobbery
-          She took certain states, the middle class, & the African American community for granted
-          She assumed that having the female anatomy would guarantee her 95% of the female vote
-          She ran on an Obama 3rd term but didn't understand that Obama’s approval ratings are more because he’s a likable guy and less about his policies
-          Her foreign policy experience was murky at best

I hope for the sake of this country, those who are still playing the blame game come to their senses and understand they lost for many reasons that might be hard to accept, but accept they must.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

#BOTY2016 - WHO YA GOT! The "Foolish 4"

Now we're getting down to some serious buffoonery!  Here are the matchups for the semi-finals!

Donna Brazile v. Huffington Post



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Anthony Weiner v. Colin Kaepernick



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So WHO YA GOT, AMERICA!  Voting starts... NOW!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#BOTY2016 - The "Egregious Eight" Begins... NOW!

2016 Buffoon of the Year marches on into the quarterfinals. Welcome to the "Egregious 8", y'all!

MEDIA - No. 1 Huffington Post vs. No. 3 #NeverTrump


Huffington Post made quick work of Slate's Jamelle Bouie, while #NeverTrump barely edged out Breitbart News in what could be seen as an upset. The question to our fans now is this: Who was the biggest buffoon of the media?

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POLITICOS - No. 1 Donna Brazile vs. No. 2 DWS


It's the match-up we all hoped would happened! Thanks to blowouts by Donna Brazile trouncing Hillary confidante Cheryl Mills and DWS taking Gary Johnson behind the woodshed, our listeners have set up a quarterfinal battle worthy of any BOTY finals! 

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PERSONALITIES - No. 2 Colin Kaepernick vs. No. 4 Mark Cuban


A battle of sports personalities is brewing after Mark Cuban pulled off the biggest upset in BOTY history by knocking out a number 1 seed in the first round, while Kaepernick dropped Amy Schumer like his team has dropped in the standings. But hey, a win is a win, right Kap?

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WILD CARD - No. 1 Anthony Weiner vs. No. 3 Marilyn Mosby


Anthony Weiner a/k/a "Carlos Danger" a/k/a Mr. Huma Abedin has now racked up the most head-to-head wins in BOTY history after beating John Podesta. But, Marilyn Mosby easily took down the NYC Board of Elections. Can she follow in the footsteps of 2015 BOTY Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and win it all?

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Who Ya Got, America! Voting starts... NOW!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WHO YA GOT, AMERICA! 2016 Buffoon Of The Year Voting Starts NOW!



It's the most wonderful time of the year for Behind Enemy Lines Radio! It's #BOTY time!

Join us for our annual Buffoon of the Year Selection Show where Gene, Russ & friends run down the "Scandalous 16" as selected by the show from the ranks of politics and media that really REALLY screwed the pooch this year.

For those unfamiliar with "Buffoon of the Year", it's basically what you think it is - we here at the show hold the truly idiotic, dim-witted and buffoonish characters from the past year of politics for abject ridicule in the hopes that our public shaming will lead to corrective measures. It's all about the kids, y'all.

You can check out past winners here.

Now let the hilarity and shenanigans begin!

BRACKET 1:  Media Buffoons



No 1. Huffington Post vs. No. 4 Jamelle Bouie

Coming out right out of the gate hot with two buffoon-ish members of the media!

Off all the "major' news outlets that got Election 2016 wrong, The Huffington Post might have been the wrongest of the wrong. Predicting that Hillary Clinton would have well over 300 electoral votes is one thing. But claiming - before any vote had been counted - that Hillary Clinton was a 98% favorite to win the Presidency takes a special kind of buffoonery. Even political analyst Nate Silver, who was wrong himself, called out HuffPo on its buffoonery with severe prejudice. 

Meanwhile, while Slate's chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie is not such a household name, his buffoonery is no less noteworthy. Like many others, Bouie sees nothing but color in politics. That's why headlines like "The Most Astute Analysis of American Politics in 2016? SNL’s “Black Jeopardy!” Sketch", "The Trump Campaign Is Ending as It Began: Bigoted as Hell" and "For Minority Voters, a Ballot for Clinton Is a Proclamation That This Is Their Country Too" during the election cycle and "White Won" and "There's No Such Thing As A Good Trump Voter" popping up after Trump's victory. We encourage you to go beyond the headlines, where you'll read that Bouie's body of work consists of nothing but race politics echoing in a bubble of liberal lunacy that is not only buffoonish, but dangerous. 

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No 2. Breitbart News vs. No. 3 #NeverTrump

This one is gonna be lit. 

Within the conservative movement, the divide between Trump supporters and so-called "Never Trump" conservatives was never so prevalent as it was within conservative media. 

On one side, Breitbart News didn't just embrace Donald Trump, they became a de facto extension of the Trump campaign once Steven Bannon joined his senior campaign advisors.  The basic job qualifications for writing for Breitbart went from writing about issues conservatives cared about to writing rah-rah puff pieces on the smallest of Trump campaign developments. Basically, if Trump sneezed, Breitbart was there to wipe his nose. 

On the other side, and just as buffoonish, was the so-called #NeverTrump movement which was the informal name for the concerted effort on the part of some Republicans and other prominent conservatives to prevent Donald Trump from obtaining the Republican Party presidential nomination, and, following his nomination, the presidency, for the 2016 United States presidential election. National Review even devoted an entire issue to work penned by anti-Trump conservatives that banded together to derail the Trump Train. The movement became so fervent, that the in-fighting among everyday conservatives became palpable on social media. 

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Bracket 2 - Buffoonish Politicos



No. 1 Donna Brazile vs. No. 4 Cheryl Mills

Let's focus on some monumentally buffoonish blunders by political insiders who should know better.

First, the fall of once "respected" mainstream media figure Donna Brazile. One of the many breaking news coming out of the Wikileaks publication of emails "obtained" from the DNC (more on this later!) was the revelation of something that conservatives only suspected until 2016: that members of the media were in cohoots with politicians. Suspected, that is, until then-CNN contributor and DNC co-chair Donna Brazile had access to at least one (if not two) question(s) that the network's moderators was going to ask Hillary Clinton in a town hall. According to Wikileaks, Brazile sent that question to Hillary’s campaign in a total breach of journalistic integrity and ethics. She then went onto news outlets and attempted to sidestep the issue claiming that the Wikileaks emails had no validity because they were stolen, yet never denied the content of the emails themselves. Brazile's buffoonery pulled back the veil on the incestuous conflict of interest between media and politics.

Speaking of emails, you may or may not know who Cheryl Mills is, but once you read the net sentence, you'll know all you need to in order to cast your vote. According to published reports from those darn Wikileaks emails, Cheryl Mills was the Clinton staffer who approved the use of a private email server by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Mills also received immunity from the FBI in connection with its investigation into Clinton's private email server.  Need we say more?

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No. 2 DWS vs. No. 3 Gary Johnson

Now let's have a little fun with a battle of a couple of kooks.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz returns to this year's BOTY with something to prove. I mean, for what other reason would she have put her thumb on the Democratic Primary scale by setting the rules solidly in favor of Hillary over Bernie and by using her position to actively work for the Clinton campaign. And when she was found out, she bolted to "officially" work for Hillary's losing effort.

As for Gary Johnson, you had one job! If there was ever an opportunity to blow open a space in the political debate for a third voice, Johnson shudders that door completely by acting like an unprepared ass who may or may not have been high. Whether it was his "Aleppo" moment, or antics with reporters, Johnson squandered a golden political opportunity.

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Bracket 3 - Buffoonish Personalities



No. 1 Beyonce vs. No. 4 Mark Cuban

Oh look, famous buffoons!

Beyonce's buffoonery is two-fold. First, she turned the Super Bowl halftime show into a political statement in tribute to Black Panthers. Second, she threw her star power into the political arena behind Hillary Clinton, most notably throwing a last-minute concert at the behest of the then-floudering Clinton campaign in a shameless display of pandering race politics. So in essence, Beyonce's buffoonery is that she was a useful idiot in 2016. 

She goes one-on-one with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who couldn't decide during the election process whether he was with or against Donald Trump. An early Trump supporter in 2015, Cuban flip-flopped and turned troll later in the campaign vehemently advocating for Hillary Clinton. However, now that all the election night smoke has cleared, it looks like Cuban is trying to buddy up with the Trump transition. No one is buying it, Mark. 

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No. 2 Colin Kaepernick vs. No. 3 Any Schumer

Think what you want about Colin Kaepernick's protest during the playing of the National Anthem at NFL games where he and his 49ers stink up the joint. Colin Kaepernick's righteous indignation has been shown to be nothing but hypocrisy when he revealed that for all his outspoken behavior, he didn't even bother to vote, or even register to vote, for the leader of the free world or any other person who could further his "agenda". He also went to Miami in a Fidel Castro t-shirt and lauded Castro's "accomplishments" during his bloody reign in Cuba. Kaepernick's cause is not racial equality or social justice. Kaepernick's cause is Colin Kaepernick. 

Speaking of out of touch, Amy Schumer is a hypocrite. A comedienne with a pretty vulgar act, Schumer is no stranger to pushing the comedic envelope when talking about sex, ethnicity and the like. But apparently, supporting Donald Trump crosses the line! After Trump supporters walked out of a Florida show in October after Schumer's schtick turn into a Trump-hate monologue, Schumer blamed "rich, entitled white people", of whom we assume Schumer is a part of, for being intolerant. Wow. 

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Bracket 4 - The Wild Cards




So who's more to blame for Hillary Clinton's loss? The answer may be one of these two buffoons.

First, he's baaaaaaaa-aaaaack!  What would a BOTY selection be without the man, the myth, the Weiner! While it's hard to believe that disgraced Congressman / failed Mayoral candidate / serial over-sharer Anthony Weiner could top past BOTY appearances, this year's "accomplisments"are not of a joking matter. After a third scandal involving Weiner sharing photos of his... um... body with a woman came to light, photos revealed that Weiner's young child was in frame on some of those photos. Then, news broke that Weiner was alleged having inappropriate conversations with an underage girl. Not only did Weiner screw up his marriage and painted himself a target of an FBI investigation, but, somehow, Weiner's alleged sex addiction may have sacked the Clinton campaign's chances of winning, as examination of his computer prompted FBI Director James Comey to re-open the investigation into Clinton's private email server mere days before Election Day. That's one dirty Weiner!

To be honest, John Podesta's buffoonery is something that we all may have done at some point in our lives - he let his email password get in the hands of the wrong people. Podesta's emails became the focus of what seemed like weeks of scrutiny into Hillary Clinton's inner circle, its operations when she was Secretary of State and the internal communications of her Presidential campaign. When a hack gets hacked, the fallout is major, and Podesta's  hack had Clinton hacked off!

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No. 2 New York City Board of Elections vs. No. 3 Marilyn Mosby

When government goes rogue, buffoonery abounds. 

The New York City Board of Elections lands onto this year's list because it mistakenly removed more than 120,000 voters from the rolls in the run-up to the New York presidential primary in April, many of whom showed up to the polls looking to vote for Bernie Sanders. It is the latest in a string of recent buffoonery at the BOE, where candidate petitions have been shredded and incompetence abounds. That would be enough. But later in the year, a Project Veritas investigation revealed that Manhattan Democrat BOE Commissioner Alan Schulkin was filmed on hidden camera saying that voter fraud is rampant, that NYC Mayor de Blasio's IDNYC complicated efforts to maintain voter integrity and that voter ID is needed. Schulkin's term as BOE Commissioner was not renewed. Funny how that happens, hmmm?

Marilyn Mosby makes the grade for her dogged determination in pursuing hopeless prosecutions against Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. As expected, Mosby not only failed in epic fashion to obtain one conviction of any charge, but the courts completely rebuked her flimsy theory of prosecution as contrary to law. That prompted calls for her to be disbarred. Thus, Mosby answers the question of what happens when you pursue political ambition through the criminal courts: buffoonery.

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