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The Political Follies Continue

Monday, December 12th, 2016

As I and many others predicted, the election of either Trump or Clinton would produce chaos in our country. Well, here are a few present and future issues to provide headaches and headlines over the next four years.
After President Obama and Hillary Clinton definitively stated that the election was fair and absent of any significant corruption in November, the administration, the New York Times, Washington Post, and all the other left wing media outlets are indicating that the Russians intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just undermine the confidence in the electoral system. The CIA is indicating that the Russians provided Wikileaks with thousands of hacked e-mails from the Democratic National Committee and others, and further alleged that this was part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances.
So, could all this proceed in the following manner: Democrats declare the election should be nullified, putting pressure on the Electors to change their votes and deny Trump the 270 electoral votes required to win, throwing the election into the House of Representatives where either the Republican House votes to elect Trump (thus allowing Democrats to proclaim that the Republicans have elected an illegitimate president) or with enough votes from Republicans abandoning Trump in the House giving the election to Hillary. Well, folks, is that enough chaos for you? I hope my predictions are wrong. But hold on, the voyage might be rough in the next few months.
/But, in the meantime, I am going to add a few posts, which are not political, but might be interesting to some of the very few who visit my site.

Mea Culpa

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Well, the election is over, and I stand up as stupid, the dummy of the year.

1. Hillary Clinton did not win as I was convinced she would.

2. Trump was obviously not a “Trojan Horse” for Hillary as I kept insisting.

3. I did not at all understand what was going on during this election –– the immense number of disaffected Americans who voted for Trump no matter how the media slammed him.

4. It is not the Republican Party that I said was torn asunder by Trump. It turned out to be the Democrat’s who lost so hugely –––  national, statewide, local. So now we have a Republican President, a Republican Senate, a Republican House, and an overwhelming number of Republican governors and Republican state legislatures.

Wow! How could anyone be so wrong?

How Far We Have Fallen

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

I refuse to tell you how old I am, but you can guess when I tell you I knew who Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and John Kennedy were when they came close to where I lived when they ran for President. Were they perfect? Certainly not. Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Kennedy were known for their personal peccadilloes ––– not Truman, of course ––– honest, trustworthy, attached forever to his Bess. But even he had a checkered past as regards his biases. But, all loved this country of ours. They worked to do the very best for us. They were not habitual liars. They were not traitors, allowing our national secrets to be stolen; they did not patronize and look down on the people they led; they did not demean women; they were not vulgar (at least not in public); they did not cause the FBI and the Department of Justice to deteriorate in an effort to deceive the people about their crimes; they lied sometimes, as all politicians do, but were mostly truthful with the American people. They were men who guys like us wanted to grow up and be like. They cared primarily about the people, not primarily about themselves. They worked with Congress and did not throw the Constitution down the toilet. They were human, like us, and did foolish things. But, never bent on hurting the country they loved.
And what do we have now? Who will we see tonight in the second Presidential Debate? I’ll tell you who: the most despicable, lascivious, lying, traitorous, ignorant, self-centered, dangerous, money mad, disreputable pair that ever ran for the Office of the Presidency. Whoever is ultimately elected will bring down our nation further down the road to socialism or into abysmal chaos and confusion.
I will watch them tonight with the empty hope of hearing something from their lying lips that might, even marginally be positive and substantive.
Please pray for our nation.

Krauthammer on the “New” Trump

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

This is an interesting article by Charles Krauthammer who apparently prefers Trump to Clinton. Apparently, even brilliant individuals do not understand that either as President will be destructive to the USA. Nothing either says can be believed. Both are psychologically damanged and dangerous. Dr. Krauthammer is a psychiatrist! Can’t he see that! Don’t indicate that anything either one says or does should be lauded.

Hillary Sharpens, Trump Softens. He’s Rising, She’s Falling
By Charles Krauthammer
September 16, 2016, 7:14 am

WASHINGTON — If you are the status quo candidate in a change election in which the national mood is sour and two-thirds of the electorate think the country is on the wrong track, what do you do? Attack. Relentlessly. Paint your opponent as extremist, volatile, clueless, unfit, dangerous. Indeed, Hillary Clinton’s latest national ad, featuring major Republican politicians echoing that indictment of Donald Trump, ends thus: “Unfit. Dangerous. Even for Republicans.”

That was the theme of Clinton’s famous open “alt-right” speech and of much of her $100 million worth of ads.

Problem is, it’s not working.

Over the last month, Trump’s new team, led by Kellyanne Conway, has worked single-mindedly to blunt that line of attack on the theory that if he can just cross the threshold of acceptability, he wins. In an act of brazen rebranding, they set out to endow him with stature and empathy.

Stature was acquired in Mexico whose president inexplicably gave Trump the opportunity to stand on the world stage with a national leader and more than hold his own. It’s the same stature booster Sen. Barack Obama pulled off when he stood with the French president at a news conference in Paris in 2008.

That was part one: Trump the statesman. Part two: the kinder gentler Trump.

Nervy. Can you really repackage the boasting, bullying, bombastic, insulting, insensitive Trump into a mellow and caring version? With two months to go? In a digital age in which every past outrage is preserved on imperishable video?

Turns out, yes. How? Deflect and deny — and pretend it never happened. Where are they now — the birtherism, the deportation force, the scorn for teleprompters, the mocking of candidates who take outside money? Down the memory hole.

Orwell was wrong. You don’t need repression. You need only the sensory overload of an age of numbingly ephemeral social media. In this surreal election season, there is no past.

Clinton ads keep showing actual Trump sound bites meant to shock. Yet her numbers are dropping, his rising.

How? Trump never goes on the defensive. He merely creates new Trumps. Hence:

(1) The African-American blitz. It’s a new pose and the novelty shows. Trump is not very familiar with the language. He occasionally slips, for example, into referring to “the blacks.” And his argument that African-Americans inhabit a living hell and therefore have nothing to lose by voting for him hovers somewhere between condescension and insult.

But, as every living commentator has noted, the foray into African-American precincts was not aimed at winning black votes but at countering Trump’s general image as the bigoted candidate of white people.

Result? A curious dynamic in which Clinton keeps upping the accusatory ante just as Trump keeps softening his tone — until she finds herself way over the top, landing in a basket of deplorables, a phrase that will haunt her until Election Day. (Politics 101: Never attack the voter.)

(2) The immigration wobble. A week of nonstop word salad about illegal immigration left everyone confused about what Trump really believes. Genius. The only message to emerge from the rhetorical fog is that he is done talking about deportation and/or legalization. The very discussion is off the table until years down the road.

Case closed. Toxic issue detoxified.

Again, that’s not going to win him the Hispanic vote. But that wasn’t the point. The point was to soften his image in the Philadelphia suburbs, pundit shorthand for white college-educated women that Republicans have to win (and where Trump trails Romney 2012 by 10 points). Which brings us to:

(3) The blockbuster childcare proposal. Unveiled Tuesday, it is liberalism at its best, Big Government at its biggest: tax deductions, tax rebates (i.e. cash), and a federal mandate of six weeks of paid maternity leave. The biggest entitlement since, well, Obamacare.

But wait. Didn’t Trump’s acolytes assure us that he spoke for those betrayed by the sold-out, elitist, GOP establishment that for years refused to stand up to Obama’s overweening mandates, Big Government profligacy and budget-busting entitlements?

No matter. That was yesterday. There is no past. Nor a future — at least for Ivanka-care. It would never get through the GOP House.

Nor is it meant to. It is meant to signal what George H. W. Bush once memorably read off a cue card. “Message: I care.”

And where do you think Trump gave this dish-the-Whigs cradle-to-college entitlement speech? Why, the Philadelphia suburbs!

Can’t get more transparent than that. Or shameless. Or brilliant.

And it’s working.

Can Trump Stay On Message?

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

This is an important article. There is so much “garbage” heaping up in the Hillary campaign, if Trump stays on offense and on message without what looks to be self inflicted wounds, he might just win and prove that I am not a “Cassandra.” However , I will be extremely surprised if he wins. I still believe he is a Trojan Horse, placed in the Republican Party to split it wide open and allow Clinton to win despite all her negatives. We shall see..

CONSTITUTION

Trump Will Be President If He Stays On Offense in the Next 90 Days

William Stauff
August, 14, 2016

Trump needs to put his boot on Hillary’s neck and not let up. Trump will be president if he’s relentless.

If he does the following things I mention in this article Trump will be president. There really is gold mine with what is going on with Hillary. The Wikileaks scandal has the capability of completely undoing Hillary’s campaign but it won’t happen on its own. It’s up to Trump to continue to expose what actually is happening. This whole episode right now about Trump’s second amendment comments has put him on defense. Trump really doesn’t need to be on defense regarding his second amendment comments. Even Never Trump conservatives have recognized that the media is desperately trying to make a mountain out of a molehill and a feeble attempt to connect dots that are not even there. What we are seeing from Hillary’s trail of bodies is out in the open for all to see. It’s being reported far and wide by reputable sources of people close to her campaign getting murdered.

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange has been dropping bombshell after bombshell after bombshell regarding Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. His latest is that Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who was in charge of voter expansion who was found murdered in July, was a Wikileaks informant.

In an interview on Dutch television. Assange believes, as I do, that Rich was not robbed, but was rather murdered and the murder made to look like a robbery.

We know that the Kahn family are Clinton plants and Hillary is hiding behind them and using them as shields to go after Trump and using their dead son. The problem is, it’s a losing battle to go up against Gold Star Families who had a son who lost his life for his country. If Trump can get past these media landmines and distractions he can put all his focus on Hillary Clinton and go after her with a vengeance on what the WikiLeaks investigations have already revealed.
Trump will be president if he goes on offense by spending real money against Hillary Clinton.

Many political experts are besides themselves that Trump is not spending real money to combat Hillary’s war chest. Hillary has spent close to 50 million dollars in television ads against Trump in all the states that are going to win the election. Throughout the campaign you see some weeks where Trump is either close or gaining. There’s a slew of new recent polls that show an uptick for Trump.

Rasmussen (Clinton +3) and Reuters (Clinton +6) continue to view this as a relatively tight race, which is better than the double-digit race that some other pollsters are seeing.

The state polling was likewise pretty good for Trump yesterday, with a Fox 13/Opinion Savvy poll showing him only trailing in Florida by one point, a Suffolk poll showing him with a 1 point lead in Iowa, and a Gravis poll showing him with a 4 point lead in Georgia.

It’s during this time Trump can grab the bull by the horns and really start moving those numbers in his direction by spending some serious money. He has the money and he has the capability to raise more if he needs to. Get his message out quickly and make a big dent and stay on message and hit Hillary hard. Trump will be president if he does all these things.


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