Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cruz and Trump Creating President Hillary

With the way this campaign is going and the most recent turn of events, it’s looking more and more likely that we’ll see a President Hillary.

Here’s what seems to have happened. In Utah, a superpac put out an ad for Senator Ted Cruz. Utah is a very religious state. It is the home of the Mormons. It’s considered one of the most prominent states when it comes to religious beliefs and it’s solidly Republican.

Leading up to the Primary vote in Utah yesterday, an ad was put out by a Super Pac for Senator Ted Cruz. That ad showed a photo of Donald Trump’s wife, Melania,  posing for GQ magazine fifteen years ago. She was not married to Trump at the time. She was undressed and provocatively positioned. This is naturally designed for the voters of Utah so they’d choose Senator Cruz in the primary, which he won with 69% of the vote.

Today, Donald Trump, upon hearing of this ad, tweeted out threatening to “spill the beans” on Heidi Cruz, wife of Ted Cruz.  

There are two types of people in this world that I consider despicable. They are wasting oxygen as far as I’m concerned. Those people are those that would abuse children and those that would abuse women. If you’re going to exert power over a child or a woman just because you can, you deserve to be shunned. Banned from society. You’re a worthless being and I purposely left out “human” before being.

Before you get the idea that I’m going to defend one of these candidates over the other, you’re wrong. Both of them, Trump and Cruz, are dead wrong and severely lacking in character in this drama.

Once that ad came out, Ted Cruz should have 
grabbed every microphone and camera he could get his hands on and denounced the ad and demanded that the ad be pulled, destroyed and never again shown with the Super Pac issuing a profound apology. He should have harped on them until they did as he required! But he didn’t.

Now, I understand that candidates are not supposed to be in contact with the Super Pac’s. The name of the Super Pac is “Make America Awesome”. It’s a violation of the law for them to have any control over Super Pac’s. If Cruz standing up and demanding that they pull that ad and hammering home that message until it’s pulled, is against the law, then he should have violated the law and paid the fine. To do anything less than to stand up for what’s right is the same as giving your okay for this ad. YOU DO NOT ATTACK WOMEN!! It was done in Cruz’s name and he should have stood up against that ad because it was done for his benefit. To do anything less makes him just as guilty of attacking a woman as the Super Pac.

Donald Trump did try to defend his wife, but the way he chose to do it was just as wrong as Cruz. He threatened to attack Cruz’s wife Heidi. If abusing a woman is wrong, isn’t abusing a woman in retaliation just as wrong?

These women are not the candidates. They are the wives of the candidates. They may be campaigning with them but they are not the candidate. They are their wives.

In 1824, Andrew Jackson ran against John Quincy Adams for the Presidency. He lost. He ran again in 1828. The first time was a hard fought battle. The second was worse. Jackson’s wife was short and fat. Jackson was older for that time in history. Life expectancy was less than his age at the time. He was losing his teeth. He had a rough past.

When he met his wife he fell in love. They got married. His wife had been married before to an abusive husband. It wasn’t like today where you can get a divorce at the drop of a hat. She tried to get a divorce and her husband wouldn’t give it to her. Finally she left him for the last time and he filed for divorce. She met and married Andrew Jackson thinking she was divorced but her first husband had failed to finalize the divorce. When this was discovered, she had the divorce finalized and then remarried Jackson in 1794.

In 1806 a man named Charles Dickinson claimed that Jackson had reneged on a bet and then called Jackson’s wife, Rachel, a bigamist. Jackson challenge him to a duel for his wife’s honor. Jackson was shot in the chest but still managed to shoot and kill his opponent. For his wife’s honor! Jackson had problems the rest of his life from that gunshot wound, but he survived.

During the election of 1828, Rachel campaigned with and for her husband. Adams and his people brought up the bigamy and used it in the campaign calling Rachel a bigamist.  It was grueling and when the election was finally won, Rachel had a heart attack and died. Jackson was distraught and held on to his wife after she died. He had to be pulled away from her.

She was buried on Christmas eve and at the burial Jackson said, “May God Almighty forgive her murders. I never can.”

Jackson didn’t stop there. You can read about the Petticoat affair and find another example of his standing up for a woman’s honor. This time a member of his cabinet’s wife.

During the Clinton years, the nation was told to leave Chelsea Clinton out of any stories. She was not to be attacked. Hillary was involved and put in charge of the travel office, and of course health care both of which were debacles. She’s now close to being indicted for her actions with the E-mail and possibly for her actions as Secretary of State and using that position to raise money for the Clinton Foundation. Those are possibly illegal acts that she committed. She’s to be held accountable.

But what has Melania Trump done? Posed for a picture fifteen years ago before she even knew Trump? What has Heidi Cruz done other than marry Ted Cruz?

To go after these women, either yourself or using surrogates is just plan despicable.
We are in danger of losing our country and our freedoms and our way of life in this election. Yet we have three candidates on the Republican side that are acting like anything but a decent human being. They are almost making Hillary Clinton look like a normal person and we all know that she’s nowhere near being anything a President should be.

We have terrorists attacking around the world including in this country with the promise of more. We have a southern border where any terrorist or even criminal can walk across the border like it was hopping a hopscotch line. Do you really think Hillary will have a strategy to combat ISIS? Her plan is to have them as happy immigrants that vote for Democrats!  We have a health care system that is already creating joblessness and poverty. We have veterans that served this country to protect us and keep us free being treated worse than dogs in a kennel by our Veterans Administration. We have a Democrat party that is using race baiting to drum up votes at the expense of not just the white Americans but the black Americans and Hispanic Americans as well. And these two clowns, Cruz and Trump are attacking each others wives?

Ronald Reagan created an 11th commandment. That commandment is “Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.”  Are we really so bad off that we need a twelfth commandment to keep the men from attacking women?

Let me be clear if I haven’t already been. If you’re abusing your wife, you’re worthless. If you’re abusing women, you’re worthless. If you’re abusing another’s wife, you’re worthless. If you don’t stand up for a woman when she’s being attacked, you’re a coward! That’s not presidential material and that will only get Hillary elected President. If you like being dictated to by the government, then you’re on the right track because if Hillary wins, that’s exactly what will happen.

You’re welcome to comment.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

GOP: Grabbing Defeat from the jaws of Victory

The GOP seems to be doing all it can to grab defeat from the jaws of victory! This election should have been nearly a cakewalk for the Republicans this year. Out of 17 candidates to begin with, they had several conservatives. This is important because moderates don’t win.

In 2012, Mitt Romney lost to Obama. Romney is not and was not a conservative. Granted, next to Obama, he could appear conservative but look at his record. He’s not.

In 2008, John McCain lost to Obama. McCain is not a conservative. In fact, just a year or two before he was considering changing over to the Democrat party. George Bush was conservative and won twice. Granted, his competition wasn’t all that great in Kerry (2004) and Gore (2000) although he barely beat Gore. In 1996, the GOP ran Bob Dole, not a conservative. In 1992, Bush the elder was trying to get re-elected but we found he wasn’t conservative. Remember the “no new taxes” pledge that he broke? That brought on a short recession. So we got Clinton instead.

This year, the GOP had several Conservatives. My favorite, Carly Fiorina, largely ignored during the debates while the so-called big boys duked it out. Dr. Ben Carson, who started falling after Senator Cruz said he was dropping out of the race in Iowa. We’ll never know now how close he could have been in Iowa and then what would have happened later.

Governor Mike Huckabee. Conservative but probably too nice and not in the fray the news media preferred. Rick Santorum, never really got off the ground.

Governor John Kasich. Great with the budget, but not conservative when it comes to amnesty, border protection and health care.

Look at the other side, however. Bernie Sanders, an admitted Socialist and Hillary Clinton, probably a criminal but not yet indicted. Sanders is only running as a Democrat because he knew he’d never get the coverage as an independent. Clinton should be a piece of cake to beat and she’s done nothing to improve her situation. She has no accomplishments as a Senator and none as Secretary of State.

We’re now left with three standing and only two that have a chance to win. Kasich is still in but has no mathematical chance of winning enough delegates. Senator Ted Cruz is in second place but has a real problem with the truth. Donald Trump is in first and the media, as well as Cruz, question whether or not he’s conservative.

Cruz rattles off donations Trump has made to liberals over the years including to Hillary Clinton and the gang of eight and Harry Reid. He also says that Trump has said he’s pro-abortion, and now after the Brussels bombing today says that Trump has said he wants to dismantle NATO.

Cruz is a conservative and if he was more than a first term Senator, I’d have no trouble voting for him over Trump. But his constant straining of the truth is a problem. Trump has said he’d like to scale back the US contribution in dollars to NATO and let the other countries involved add more to it so that the contributions are more equitable. That is NOT dismantling NATO.

Trump did make the contributions that Cruz said he did. But he made those as a businessman. Businessmen will contribute to parties to get access. Cruz has received money from Trump. Does that make Cruz a liberal too?

Then there’s Trump. Is he conservative? He has the right words at times as well as the ideas at times. On the other hand, when he says things it feels like he’s saying what he needs to say to get a vote but doesn’t really believe in what he says and other times, he sounds like a great advocate for Conservatives.

Ronald Reagan was a Democrat for years. He was even the President of the Screen Actors Guild for awhile. But he changed and turned out to be the standard bearer for conservatives. Has Trump done the same as Reagan?

When Cruz says that Trump is not the choice of 65% of the voters, I have to wonder how he’s the answer when he’s not the choice of 80% of the voters.

When Kasich says that Trump and Cruz advocate marching through towns and villages and gathering up illegal aliens and hauling them away leaving the children sitting on the front porch, he’s not being truthful. Nobody has come remotely close to suggesting that. Nobody is going to be storming homes looking for illegal aliens and they certainly aren’t going to leave children behind to fend for themselves. When mom and dad are deported, their kids will go with them. If the children are legal citizens by their birth, they will be able to return and unless Kasich is saying that the illegal aliens that are the parents are unfit, those children will be able to return legally when they are older an move away from home. But if the parents are unfit, those children would just go to another family member that is here legally.

The problem we have is that the border patrol has been ordered to stand down. They are not permitted to send back any illegal aliens. With Trump or Cruz, the border guards will be able to do their job.

Because Obama has given the stand down order, these refugees from Syria have a free ride to get in, but those others from the around the world come in through our southern border and how many  have terrorists embedded with them and they are coming here. None of them vetted. How many have slipped in and where are they now? The FBI has said they have ongoing investigations in all fifty states of possible terrorists already here. There have been over 1,500 deaths of American citizens by illegal aliens, including Robert Krentz and Arizona rancher on the border. How many Americans are going to have to die before the border laws are enforced?

I don’t know which of the candidates is going to be the better one to run against Hillary. I do know that I’m not taking Trumps word that Cruz is no good and I’m not taking Cruz’s word that Trump is no good. What I do know is that it doesn’t matter which one is the best. I will not be voting for Hillary nor any Democrat they choose to run when she’s indicted.
The GOP threatening to contest the convention and throwing an establishment guy in there is going to rip apart the GOP and that will be the end for a very long time. It threatens to destroy this country. Cruz’s people won’t vote for Trump if he wins and Trumps people say they won’t vote for anyone but Trump. You cannot win elections without votes! If you don’t vote, you’re voting for Hillary.

The GOP has a monumental task over the next four years and over the next eight years. The border is a major problem. The economy is a major problem. The debt is a major problem. ISIS is a major problem and ought to be dealt with quickly.

There is also education that is a serious problem. We are raising a bunch of children that can’t think. They are taught now what to think rather than how to reason. This is best exemplified by the recent news that 10% of law school graduates think that Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court. Most of the kids don’t have any idea how our government is supposed to work and they can’t even tell you when this country got started.

With all of this gamesmanship, the GOP has taken a near certain election and just about handed it to Hillary. Grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory! 

One more aside....

The case for voting for whoever the Republican nominee is ......

If Trump is the Republican nominee, and if Hillary is the Democratic nominee, we have a real challenge. Most of us will admit that there are things we dislike about both of them; me too. However, if I go with the "lesser of the two evils", the choice is much easier; I hope the choice is easy for you too.

A lot of people have brought up the fact that they won't vote for Trump if he's the eventual nominee. I just want to put something in perspective.

Justice Scalia's seat is vacant. Ginsberg is 82 years old, Kennedy is 79, Breyer is 77, and Thomas is 67. Nowadays, the data shows that the average age of a Supreme Court retirement or death occurs after 75.

These are 5 vacancies that will likely come up over the next 4-8 years. The next President will have the power to potentially create a 7-2 Supreme Court skewed in their ideology.

Think about that... 7-2. If the next President appoints 5 young justices, it will guarantee control of the Supreme Court for an entire generation. 7-2 decisions will hold up much more over time than 5-4 decisions which are seemed to be lacking in mandate.

Hillary has made it clear she will use the Supreme Court to go after the 2nd Amendment.
She has literally said that the Supreme Court was wrong in its Heller decision stating that the Court should overturn and remove the individual right to keep and bear arms. Period.

Everyone saying that they won't vote for one candidate or the other if they are the GOP nominee, please realize this. If Hillary Clinton wins and gets to make these appointments, you likely will never see another Conservative victory at the Supreme Court level for the rest of your life. Ever. Now, this is scary!

If you are a Conservative, a vote for anyone but the GOP nominee, whomever that will be, is a vote for Hillary Clinton.

You’re welcome to comment.


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

GOP Establishment vs the Voter

The GOP seems to be alienating the Republican voters. It seems logical that when one party doesn’t perform, they lose seats or even their majority. In the first two years of the Clinton administration, the economy suffered, growing at an anemic 2.4% after having grown at 4.6% the final quarter of George H. W. Bush’s term. Clinton promised middle class tax cuts in the campaign of 1992 but after being elected, on a February night, in an address from the oval office, Clinton said that after some very hard work he just couldn’t provide the middle class tax cut.

Following the scandals (whitewater, travelgate and the death of Vince Foster) along with the attempted take over of the health care system with Hillarycare, the Republicans, under the leadership of Newt Gingrich put together the Contract With America and took over the House and Senate in 1994’s election.  

After continued spending and an attempt at immigration reform that failed due to Americans calling in to Washington to protest it, the Republicans lost their majority in the House in 2007. The collapse of the economy the following year, led to the election of Barack Obama for the presidency in 2008. He immediately pushed a stimulus package that did nothing but increase the unemployment rate above 10% (and begin the Tea Party) and sent the money for the stimulus to his friends in the Democrat party and their supporters, and the passage of Obamacare in the spring of 2010,the House returned to the Republicans in 2010.

In 2014, the Republicans also took over the Senate as Obamacare was beginning to kick in. Instead of defunding it, they funded it. They passed a budget to Obama’s liking, although not to the countries liking. To their credit, they did vote to repeal Obamacare, but it was vetoed by the President and they did not attempt to override his veto.

The Republicans were elected to the House and Senate to offset the onslaught of the President and the Democrats. Instead of following through on their promises, they walked nearly in lockstep with the President.

Now it’s 2016. The voters are fed up. They intend to take their country back. It’s very clear that the establishment Republicans were not interested in the voters. They were interested in their own positions. 17 Republicans decided to run for the Presidency. Three of them were “outsiders”. Carly Fiorina, who was arguably the best debater. Dr. Ben Carson, probably one of the mildest mannered and brilliant men of this country and Donald Trump, a successful, bombastic businessman with no humility about his accomplishments in business.

My own personal choice was Carly Fiorina. She was direct, forceful, extremely knowledgeable, not afraid to take it directly to Hillary, and excellent at debating and hopped right on the planned parenthood issue when the videos came out. Donald Trump joined the field last June. He hit the right issues in a loud and boisterous way. Illegal immigration, political correctness and his confidence in his ability to solve the trade deficit. He was also crude, rude and never timid.

The success of Fiorina, Trump and Carson led others to realize that the road to the White House was to be paved for the one that is an outsider. So Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Ted Cruz declared themselves outsiders.

Rubio looked and sounded good, but he has a problem. The gang of eight. He was a part and pushed for amnesty. Then it came out that as Speaker in Florida, he blocked legislation from coming up to rein in illegal immigration and pushed for lower tuition for illegal immigrants. Now he says he learned from it, and we need to secure the borders. Unfortunately, he adds the word “first” to it ,then continues on saying once we have secured the border and proven to the American people that we’re enforcing the law, he’s sure the Ameican people would be happy to engage in a conversation about the rest. The “rest” being amnesty. This is not an outsider. This is an establishment candidate. He ran as a tea party member to get the Senate seat, now he’s establishment. So I’m happy to see him failing and soon to be eliminated.

Cruz is probably the most conservative, but he’s also a first term Senator and not liked within the Senate. We’ve already had a first term senator as President. We’re replacing him in the fall. Given the choice between he and Trump, I guess I'd prefer Cruz. 

Now word comes out about a secret meeting in silicon valley by the establishment on how to thwart Trump. Their apparent selected choice to get behind is Marco Rubio. Some of those in attendance were, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), who recently made news by saying he "cannot support Donald Trump." 

Along with Ryan, the House was represented by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.), Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas) and almost-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), sources said, along with leadership figure Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.), Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas) and Diane Black (Tenn.).
This is according to the Huffington Post and the Washington Post.

The establishment is getting a resounding denunciation from the voters across the country but they are trying to thwart the will of the voters by negating their choices to put their own up. For what? The good of the country or for the good of themselves? Did they learn nothing in 2014 when David Brat beat Eric Cantor, the leader of the Republicans in the House from Virginia?

We now have two leading candidates for President. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. It’s appearing more and more as though Trump will win the nomination. But the establishment wants to put up Rubio or someone else rather than the two leading candidates that are being chosen repeatedly by the people. Any one of the 17 original candidates could have beaten Hillary Clinton in the fall. But these actions by the establishment and members of the press could very well hand the election to Hillary. If that happens, we may never get a chance again to be the country the founding fathers intended when they put together this country and created the constitution! If Hillary is beaten by the Republican, whomever he may be, the establishment ought to thank Bernie Sanders, a Socialist, because his victories are the only thing saving the Republicans from dealing with an onslaught from Hillary right now.

Under Hillary, the Supreme Court will be changed next January. Political correctness will be the law of the land. Illegal immigrants will pour across the border in even greater numbers creating a new voting block for Democrats that will never be corrected and terrorism will come full force to this country.

I have no idea if Trump will be a loose cannon as president, or if he will turn out to be another former Democrat, Ronald Reagan and actually accomplish much good for this country. But we DO know what happens if it’s President Hillary. Ash trays will again learn to fly. The White House will become a brothel and the country will be so far in debt in two years that we’ll never recover.

Mitt Romney, Megan McCain, and others that say they’ll not vote for Trump if he’s the nominee had better look past their own selfish desires and start considering the goo of country. Or hey, here’s an idea. Trust the people that actually elect who THEY want rather than dictate to them what they should do.

You’re welcome to comment.