The Republicans in Congress sold us down the river and the President has signed this abomination, virtually guaranteeing the loss of his base. How did this happen? Why didn’t he do what he campaigned on, veto and send this piece of detritus back as “dead on arrival,” re-call the congress and make them do their jobs and pass a real budget or over-ride his veto? I think he is done for now. – rci
“How ironic that Republicans will pass what is likely to be their last major bill before losing Congress by violating their pledge to America in 2010, when they captured Congress, promising to post all legislation for 72 hours before a vote.Don’t be fooled: This bill isn’t OK just because Republicans could have crammed even more Democratic priorities into it, but didn’t. Now that items such as the internet sales tax, official legislative amnesty for “Dreamers,” and the insurance bailout have been left out of the bill, some might consider this bill a victory. It isn’t. It’s a colossal betrayal. This bill is the final nail in the coffin of all the promises on health care spending and immigration they ran on in 2016. And as for the bailout and internet sales tax, they are fully committed to those items in a standalone bill rather than properly articulating a vision on those issues for the American people.Taken in totality, this bill validates, legitimizes, and codifies the world view of the Democrats, only with slightly less enthusiasm. Which is why the Democrats are crushing Republicans in turnout so far this election season. This bill will essentially end Republican control of Congress.” – Daniel Horowitz
Source: 10 ways the GOP sold you out in the omnibus spending bill
It’s Salon – what more explanation to we need?-rci
“There are many ways slice and dice the electorate in order to win. Trump found that; Clinton did not. This bashing of red state voters, Trump supporters, and rural America makes liberals feel good. I get it; it doesn’t negate the fact that your party sucks, your candidate sucked, and that Hillary Clinton was a total garbage campaigner. She has no message. No charisma. And gave no reason for Democrats in key Rust Belt states to turn out to vote. So, keep throwing your temper tantrums.” – Matt Vespa
Source: Salon: Hillary Is Right About Those ‘Backward’ Country Bumpkins Who Didn’t Vote For Her – Matt Vespa
This article by Michael Doran appears in National Review. It’s a bit lengthy, but it’s one of the best descriptions of the Trump-Russian collusion myth that I’ve run across. In my view, it’s pretty clear who really colluded with the Russians. – rci
“In a textbook example of denial and projection, Trump foes in and out of government wove a sinister yarn meant to take him down.” – Michael Doran
“Of course, no one is in deeper denial than Hillary Clinton herself. After she had conceded to Trump on the night of the election, Obama called her. Taking the phone, she said, ‘Mr. President, I’m sorry.’ Sorry, no doubt, that the baton had fallen to the ground once again. Sorry that she would not be the first female president. Sorry that she would not hold the reins of power. But was contrition an aspect of any component of her sorrow? If there is one thing Hillary Clinton does not do well, it is contrition. In an interview last September, she clung to the fiction that the election was stolen. Her belief that Trump conspired with Putin was absolute. ‘There certainly was communication, and there certainly was an understanding of some sort,’ Clinton said. She had ‘no doubt’ that Putin sought a Trump victory, that there was ‘a tangle of financial relationships’ between Trump and Russia, and that Trump’s associates ‘worked really hard to hide their connections with Russians.’ Were those, in her mind, clear signs of collusion? ‘I’m convinced of it,’ she said.She will remain convinced until the day she dies. The alternative, a rigorous examination of conscience, is too painful to contemplate. How much longer will Hillary Clinton’s damaged psyche hold America hostage?” – Michael Doran
Source: Russia Collusion: Hillary Clinton, DNC, & FBI are the Real Stars | National Review
Virginia House of Delegates member Nick Freitas stands before the House and eviscerates the pro-gun-control community’s arguments one by one. Must see!
“Before we discuss violence with guns, I’d like to run a couple of questions by you. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day nearly 30 Americans die in motor vehicle crashes that involve drunk driving. What kind of restrictions should be placed on automobile ownership? Should there be federal background checks in order for people to obtain a driver’s license or purchase a car?The FBI’s 2015 Uniform Crime Report shows that nearly three times more people were stabbed or hacked to death than were killed with shotguns and rifles combined. The number of shotgun and rifle deaths totaled 548. People who were stabbed or hacked to death totaled 1,573. Should there be federal background checks and waiting periods for knife purchases?” – Walter E. Williams
Source: Hidden Agenda or Ignorance? – Walter E. Williams
“A new study tracking school safety in the U.S. shows that since the 1990s violence in schools has actually declined and mass shootings have fallen. Indeed, the liberal mantra that American schools are more dangerous than ever seems to have been blown out of the water by this study.” – Warner Todd Huston
Source: New Study Reveals Shocking Facts on School Shootings in America ⋆ The US Constitution ⋆ Constitution.com
“It’s never about the shooter; it’s always about the gun. The most overused and hollow phrase in the news is “sensible gun control.” But we’ve seen what liberals call sensible gun control, and it always ends with total confiscation. They constantly put forth unrealistic concepts such as the Second Amendment is outdated, the Founding Fathers would have never included a Second Amendment had they any inkling of what modern weapons would be like, the Constitution is a living document and needs to be updated to fit the times by eliminating the Second Amendment, and other equally ridiculous notions.The truth is it’s about the shooter and nothing else.” – David Lombardo
Source: Rant of the Week: Despite What the Left Says, It’s Not About the Guns
“The lying by Democrats in the lead up to the memo’s release wasn’t surprising, nor was the complicity of journalists in spreading that lie. What was is how there was virtually no curiosity or interest in the memo and its contents in the days leading to its release from the people whose job it is supposed to be to convey information to the public. All journalists did was attempt to taint its release so as to foster disinterest in it in their audience when they could finally see it.Once it was released to the public, the discussion shifted to anything but its contents or the fact that unverified Clinton campaign opposition research was used as justification to spy on an American citizen without disclosing that’s what it was.” – Derek Hunter
Source: Journalism is Dead – Derek Hunter
I wish I could credit the author of this short piece. It appeared on Facebook and was subsequently shared with me by a friend in an email. It provides some useful thoughts about the positive or negative effect the President can have on the economy of our nation, simply by his positive or negative outlook and demeanor. This is some very useful insight, and my thanks go to the author of the piece, whoever he or she might be. Although not backed with studies cited or statistics given, one senses the inherent truth in what the author is claiming.
“The question is, who is responsible for the economic boom that America is currently experiencing?
I know the answer to this question.
I got my Master’s in Futuristics (Societal Futures) from San Jose State University in 1980. The focus of my thesis was the impact of powerful, positive images of the future on current socioeconomic health.
What my research of past civilizations and societies clearly showed, was that these powerful images of the future delivered by leaders with equally powerful charisma impact the society/civilization immediately; without delay.
There’s no doubt that Trump’s image of America’s future is a powerful one for our society. In fact that is the major complaint of those that disagree. Trump’s powerful, positive image of America’s future was delivered in complete clarity in his 2018 State of the Union speech. This vision was also delivered numerous times up to his election in November 2016. This image began to impact America’s socioeconomic health the day after his election; THE DAY AFTER HIS ELECTION, not the day after his inauguration.
Obama’s situation is exactly opposite. His image, also powerful, was essentially negative. America’s day was over, it was time to pay back the rest of the world for our sins (his apology tour), we were causing global warming with our overuse of fossil fuels, our children will not have the same advantages we had, etc. Powerful negative images also have an immediate impact on a society’s socioeconomic health, essentially shutting it down. While he was not left with a roaring economy, his vision for our future exacerbated the situation and there was no chance of an economic turnaround. Because powerful visions impact immediately, Obama’s vision began shutting society down the minute it was probable he would be elected, no later than October of 2008.
There is no doubt that the credit for this current economic boom belongs entirely with President Donald J. Trump. Anyone who disagrees is unaware of how these powerful images impact a society’s current socioeconomic health.” – Author unknown