The Final Day…

a CHANGING of the guard

In less than 24 hours the nation changes leadership and direction. What will history say and what can we expect? Some thoughts on this final Trump Day.

First, ABC was way off base on GMA when their reporter actually said the words that many will regard, “Trump as the worst President in history.”
That statement will stand as an example of the media bias in the nation today.

For me, the Trump policies will withstand the test of time and be treated kindly by history. It was never the policies of America First, calling out China after years of denial, rebuilding the military, fixing the VA and producing one of the great economic situations in decades. The polices worked.

Personality and ego didn’t. The deep character flaw of having to be the best, honored, and told he was great destroyed him. He was great when he was praised or honored. He was the opposite when challenged.

So history will be mixed. Far from the worst, and no where near the best, will be the verdict.

Almost the reverse of President Carter in my opinion. Carter is remembered for great moral character, but failed polices. They almost match for opposite reasons.

The great Presidents of my lifetime were Reagan and Kennedy. They led, inspired, motivated and impacted the world. Of course the press didn’t cover a Kennedy back then the way they would today, and any personal issues were unknown. But these two impacted the world and to this day they are recalled as leaders to those who witnessed their presidencies.

as trump departs

As President Trump departs let me ask a question.
What is wrong with America First?
When we elect a President shouldn’t he (or she) be concerned about our nation and our people in all they do? Yes, as the leader of the free world the President must act to make the whole better, but being concerned about his people must be paramount. Don’t you expect the leaders of France, England, China, Japan and every other country to be for their country first? Why not our President?

When we weren’t America First, look at what happened with China.
The world is better when America is strong, when America stands for freedom and provides moral clarity.

Under America First we were right in:
Asking NATO to pay the share they promised.
Maintaining our strength to protect ourselves against many who wish us harm. Telling people to come to America legally was right. (Why do we insist on saying to those who broke the law and came illegally they win, versus those who went on a list to come?) We should reward legality and process.
There’s no need to list things, you are well aware of the policies. I think, despite the rhetoric you hear, some of these polices will stay in place.
America didn’t vote to change the polices, they voted against the man.

As he departs now the situation is a sad one. He checked out on election night, refusing to believe he lost. He believed every theory and story about stolen votes; his ego demanded he did. He turned on those around him, the departures were incredible. He even turned on a loyal, good and moral VP. He did not tell a crowd to attack the House, but he did rile them up.
The shame of it all is he brought policies to turn the nation and he leaves angry and impeached a second time, not knowing if he is going to trial.
What a horrible departure.

His enemies rejoice now, and Speaker Pelosi holding the impeachment over him is a disgusting situation. In a fairer world, with a fairer press, she would be condemned and not praised. But in a time where they have free speech under attack they are celebrating.
The history of America says they are on a slippery path and their day is coming. It might just be in 2022.

As for the President, he destroyed any chance for a 2024 comeback with his actions since the election. He must decide now what he will do.
Does he write his memories, take the high road and wait for history to recognize what he did, or does he divide the Republican party forever, creating a lasting Democratic majority? I fear the latter, his ego says the people want him.

Finally, I suspect there will be a lot of noise today about pardons he gives. All I ask is you look at the pardons others gave. President Obama gave a record 330 on his last day in office. Did you know that? Don’t forget one of them was the leader of the FLAN who terrorized America and killed our fellow citizens. If he pardons a donor it will be big news, but go ahead and check the Clintons and Marc Rich and see what you find. No doubt the media will make Trump’s the worst ever, but check the record of past Presidents and see what you find.

In 48 Hours…

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in 48 hours we change direction

Exactly 48 hours from the publication of this blog we will inaugurate a new President and Vice President. We will do it with much drama from the supporting media. It will also be uneventful as to the violence and unrest we have been told will occur.

When the swearing in is done and the new administration takes control, what can we expect? Here’s what you need to know in a nutshell:
– For 8 years the Obama administration blamed everything that was wrong and went wrong on the Bush presidency.
– For the past 4 years the Obama/Biden people have said everything that was right about the economy was their planning and doing.

So isn’t it clear that the next 4 they will claim all that is wrong on the Trump era and all that goes well because of their policies?
And with media support they will convince many that is true.

what we expect

We fully expect the Biden team to hit the ground with actions to support the change they want to bring to Trump policies. By weeks end we suspect President Biden:
Will end restriction on immigration from some Muslim-majority countries.
Propose a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Move to rejoin the Paris climate accords.
Mandate mask-wearing on federal property and during interstate travel.
Make clear the $1.9 trillion virus relief bill he outlined last week.
Take actions on Covid 19.
He will announce expanded testing and vaccine plans.
Extend pandemic related limits on evictions and student loan payments. 
He will likely sign orders aimed at reopening schools and businesses.
He will propose plans to provide economic relief to those impacted by the virus.
Other actions to follow quickly:
Plans to impact criminal justice reform.
Climate change proposals and pipeline restrictions.
Cease deportations.
A show and plan to correct Trump’s “family separation” and reunite them.

In foreign policy there will be a clear message that America is returning to what it was. An outreach to Iran and maybe a return to the agreement that was negotiated in the Obama/Biden era.

In essence, President Trump really thrashed the Obama legacy, and President Biden will be thrashing the Trump one and go back. As they both said, “elections have consequences.”
How you see those consequences depends on how you voted.
After all you get what you vote for.

some other news and consequences

VP Elect Harris is resigning from the senate today as she prepares to be sworn in on Wednesday. Her replacement is ready to be sworn in.

Senator Joe Manchin of W.Va. has been all over the airwaves.
He is being presented as a”conservative Democrat from one of the most Republican states in the nation.” The man in the middle!
In the interviews he is doing his normal tightrope walk and trying to impress.
Well Senator, your day is coming. The scam is over.
You see, he has never been the “one” to change anything. He wants his state voters to think he is non partisan because he votes against his party so often. But, never when it mattered. It is about to matter.
Example: The Kavanaugh hearing. He was non committal, non committal and non committal when there were 49 votes. Ten minutes after Seantor Collins was for Kavanaugh, Joe Manchin was too. Political coverage?
Senator, the day is coming.

The NYT has a headline story today, “What Went Wrong” with Covid to cost so many lives. They have many criticisms of the administration in it. You know what they missed? China. China is to blame for this and the havoc it has caused on the world. They could have stopped it before it spread.
Let’s see their coverage over the next few months, though no doubt any roll out issues will be Trump’s fault and not Cuomo in their home state.

let’s be fair

We have been clear that the President’s demeanor destroyed his presidency. It wasn’t his policies, it was his tweeting and words.
With that said, how does Adam Schiff keep getting away with his stuff?
Yesterday he said President Trump should not be given access to intelligence briefings. His reasoning, the President cannot be trusted.
Well, if anyone in Washington has told more stories and mislead more than Adam Schiff, let me know who it is. The man who saw evidence for four years that didn’t exist and led an impeachment hoax.
If only the press was fair.

And by the way, this was released at the same time Schiff was spouting off for the four years about Trump and Russian Collusion.

The top Justice Department official in early 2017 overseeing the FBI’s Russia probe testified he was briefed as many as six times and was told there was no evidence of Trump campaign collusion, a newly released transcript shows.

Dana J. Boente’s position in the new Trump administration was this: Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would not win Senate confirmation until late April. That left Mr. Boente as acting deputy overseeing the Crossfire Hurricane probe in February, March and April.

“I recall being told at some point, maybe not February, between February and April … that there was no evidence of collusion with the Trump campaign,” Mr. Boente said June 22 in closed testimony newly released by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican.

Aftermath…

political parties today

It seems we have five parties today, but they are all within the major ones.
The Democrats have two.
The Progressive left trying to push them far left, led by Senator Sanders and The Squad.
The traditional Democratic Party that leans to the left.

The Republicans actually have three separate parties within it.
The Pro Trumpers, The Never Trumpers and their traditional base.

It will be fascinating to see how this plays out.
Right now President-Elect Biden has done a masterful job keeping the left happy and in support.
I think this honeymoon and marriage can last a year, but not much longer. “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Remember that?

The Republicans, on the other hand, are about to tear themselves apart and their 2022 and 2024 primaries will reflect this divide.

There is talk of a third party led by the pro Trump faction.
That would kill them and the traditional party. They are already the minority party, measured against the Democrats and a division will lock them out for a long time. They will add nothing while subtracting.

Finally:
What is funny about all this is that every poll shows more people consider themselves conservative versus liberal. So how come it doesn’t reflect in their voting? Two reasons:
1. The Democratic party has a built in loyalty that extends beyond philosophy.
2. The media (and social media) are overwhelmingly left and their coverage drives vote that way.

Here’s a thought for the Republicans.
Try the Trump polices without the Trump tweeting, messages and division. You might have a winner.

as of this writing – awaiting declassified

The right is awaiting declassified documents from the 2016 election. It may come today, or as late as Monday.
I have doubts it will show anymore than we already know, or it would have been done before the election. We’ll see.

I also wonder whatever happened and why it has taken so long for Special Counsel, John Durham, to release any his report. Will we ever see it?

Social media Lockout

The continued lockout on social media on conservative views and apps like Parler continues.
If the left was as fair as it says it is wouldn’t they speak up and say this is unfair? How come we have not heard a single word from them about this?
If the Trump administration had allowed left apps to be taken down would the noise have been thundering?
Free speech is at risk. We are down a very dangerous path here.
Now I hear them say it’s a private company (Twitter, Apple Amazon etc.) Really? So a private company can restrict who they want?
How come the baker couldn’t say he wouldn’t bake the cake they wanted and you went crazy? He lost his business after a court fight.
You mean when private businesses said they wouldn’t serve some groups that was really okay?
The problem here is the “free press” and left decides what is wrong and sheep follow.

BTW, when world leaders like Angela Merkel criticized President Trump it was front page and headline news. When those same leaders like her say the restrictions by social media against Trump are dangerous and wrong you don’t see or hear coverage, do you?

do you believe your eyes or the ny da?

As the NYT headline said, “NY Attorney General Sues NYPD Over Their Handling of NY Protests,” referring to the riots last fall. Remember the video and pictures you saw? Were those police officers breaking the windows and doors to loot the stores? Were those the police officers you saw spitting at, throwing objects at and being attacked? It wasn’t what I saw, but the far left NY DA saw the police misbehaving.
New Yorkers, you get what you voted for, and she was clearly anti police and far left. I know you’re leaving in record numbers. I recommend you reconsider your voting manner in you’re new home.

WE FINISHED YESTERDAY WITH

We finished yesterday with a quote from President Reagan. Let’s do it again today and ask yourself if the last sentence is still true.
“I’m convinced that today the majority of Americans want what those first Americans wanted. A better life for themselves and their children; a minimum of government authority.”
It seems in some circles we have evolved to want more government control over our lives. President Kennedy said – “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Doesn’t it seem we have many doing and pushing the opposite today?

It was Americans doing for themselves that drove us, but we seem to losing that.

I Think and Wonder…

Thinking about impeachment and wondering

Listening to both sides yesterday I wondered if the situation were reversed on the President’s party what they would be saying.

Then I thought, wouldn’t it be great if they lived by the words they are spouting?
Finally, I came away thinking they are righteous — in their political thoughts only.

I wondered why the Speaker would say the President was too dangerous to stay in office one more day – knowing full well he will leave office before there is a trial to remove him. It didn’t make sense to me.

And I wondered, if he was so dangerous why was she going to hold the impeachment and not rush it over to the senate? What does dangerous mean to her?

I wondered if she was actually going to do the Republicans a favor if he was impeached and convicted. That would remove him from running in 2024, and wouldn’t that be better for the Republican Party?

The Democrats kept saying they were “concerned” about the police during the riot. Yet they never mentioned the police all summer or fall during those riots. Why now? When did they become concerned about the police?
Was it because this was their House? Or was it because it was now to their benefit?

I wondered if this impeachment said as much about Speaker Pelosi as it does President Trump. If he never gets convicted, yes, he will be the only President impeached twice, but she will be the Speaker who did it twice and never succeeded in getting a conviction. Wouldn’t it say a lot about them both? Maybe it should.

I thought, why does the Washington Post have a story today that the attack was planned for the past two weeks? How can the President be impeached if this was pre planned. No one is accusing him of that. Shouldn’t we find that out first?

Then I thought, wait, if this was a fair trial wouldn’t they have witnesses and testimony? It happened in the other impeachment trials. Why not here?
Then I wondered, if no witnesses, no defense and no social media access to say anything, this made this a little too biased. Did it?

I thought some more and said couldn’t President Elect Biden be a hero and maybe unite us behind him by stepping forward and saying something like: Let’s stop this, let’s look forward to next week and turning the page, so we can go forward together and fight the virus, calm the nation and unite to the world.

I wondered why he said instead, that maybe the Senate can divide their days next week in half. Half a day to impeachment and half to his initiatives.

I wondered how Senator Biden voted on Bill Clinton’s impeachment. I looked it up. Not guilty on both counts. He was adamant on that. So lying to a grand jury is not a crime, but the Ukraine call and talking to the protesters was.
I wondered if Clinton were a Republican and Trump a Democrat would he feel the same. Would anyone on either side?

Then I heard a Republican Congresswoman said she wanted to bring impeachment charges against Biden on January 21. Who would do that, I thought? Then I remembered, the first impeachment Trump activity was Jan. 20, 2017 as he was inaugurated.

I wondered why there was such vehemence against those who wanted to challenge the electoral college when Nancy Pelosi did the same thing in 2005 and members of her impeachment committee did the same in 2016. Florida Representative Raskin, a leader of this impeachment was one.

As I watched the vote, I was surprised to learn that this was the first impeachment by proxy ever. No debate, no live vote, just take the President out.

I was surprised and wondered why Nancy Pelosi, after banning their use in the House, identified herself as a Wife, Mother, Daughter and Granddaughter. How can that be?

The more I watched, the more concerned I became about our nation and future.
I thought back to something President Reagan said:
“I know our people will not fail America. They never have. Our task is to be sure our leaders do not fail the American people.”
Food for thought today.

Free Speech?

What are we doing?

In my time whenever there was a question about free speech the things I remember most from discussions were statements and questions like this:

Well, who judges the judges if you are going to limit free speech?
I may disagree with you, but will fight and die for your right to say it.
Let’s agree to disagree.
You know one person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter.

You get the idea, and no doubt can add dozens to that list.

So now apply what the media and tech companies have done in the immediate past and ask, do those questions/statements pass the test of openness?

When Facebook, Twitter and media companies refused to cover the NY Post story on Hunter’s laptop, was that free and open?
If you justify their actions, you support free speech suppression.

Now they have turned the President of the U.S., some of his supporters and Parler off. Look at this list and where is the alternative?
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, Apple, Amazon, Shopify, Twitch, Youtube, Snapchat, Tiktok, Discord, Pinterest, Stripe, Okta and Twilio.

If you support the turnoff and applaud Parler being silenced, then you support the suppression of free speech.

We have people being fired for attending a Washington DC rally last week, even if they weren’t arrested.

If you think that’s right, then you are for suppressing free speech.

If you support the free expression from the summer and fall protests and the organization of bail raising for those arrested in the looting and riots (VP Elect Kamala Harris raised funds for bailing people out), but think people in DC last week should be fired, you are inconsistent and against free speech.

If you condemn every person who was in DC last week, but say most protesters all summer and fall were peaceful, you are inconsistent and simply suppressing free speech. You are biased and claiming you are open.

If you think it’s okay for social media to allow continued Russian Collusion stories after it is a proven lie, and also okay with their current suppression, you are inconsistent and not allowing free speech.

There’s no reason to add more examples here. If you are for free speech, you have to be for free speech on both sides.

I condemn the riots and destroying of people’s property all summer and fall, and I condemn the attacking of the People’s House last week. Protesting is an American right. We formed a nation with protests against the tyrannical rule. I may disagree but they have the right; it was what we sent people to die in war.

I draw the line at destroying property of the nation and others. It doesn’t matter if it’s the congressional home or someones business in a small town. Wrong is wrong. You can’t be half way on free speech. You either support the very tentament of our Bill of Rights, or you don’t. If you’re halfway there, you don’t.

A free press and free speech are the very basis of our nation. The current state of suppression, the support it has from that free press and all of social media is a threat to our future.
We all better realize that.

impeachment today

I doubt anyone reading this is surprised at the fact the President was impeached today. They mentioned impeaching him before he took office – on false collusion charges. They did it once before and so, why not again?

Now what may have been a surprise was Rep. Cheney, the third ranking Republican to be for it. Why was she?
Well, never a Trump fan, she was actually mentioned in his speech to the crowd last week. Her father (the former VP) called her to warn her as he heard it and saw the crowd gathering. Payback is tough sometimes.

Why are others singling they are for impeachment? Well think of Mitch McConnell, who negotiated the stimulus the President’s team wanted ($600), only to be undercut immediately by the President who announced he wanted $2,000. McConnell had taken heat, negotiated hard and got what the President’s team wanted, only to be thrown under the bus. It happened over and over to Senator McConnell and he has had enough. He wants Trump out of the way for 2024.

Is Senator Thune, the #2 Republican in the Senate, going to support him? The President called him a lot of names the past month and promised a primary against him. Now Thune should be loyal? Life is a two way street.

There are others and he has put his party members in a really bad place. His character is what got him here. That character might be questionable at best, but it is not impeachable.

Not in the manner they are doing this. He’s “too dangerous” to stay in office they say. Well in less than seven days he is out of office. The impeachment will take longer than seven days. So why?
Political show all the way is the answer. Political show supported by the media.

Finally, adding Congressman Swalwell to the committee is as despicable an act as some of the President’s actions. His failure to disclose his relationship with a Chinese spy (Fang Fang), all the while he falsely claimed the President was a Russian spy is unacceptable — if you are fair.

This Can’t Be Real…

What is going on?

On any number of occasions leading up to the election we mentioned the threat to “free speech” in our nation. It was even closer and more serious than that.

Let’s back up a little on where we stand:
Biden won the election. He won for a few reasons:
The Democrats out maneuvered the Republicans with mail in ballots.
They took advantage of the chance to drive votes, while the President kept telling people to go to the polls on election day.
Don’t you think three months of driving votes will beat one day at the polls?

Second, Trump ran a horrible campaign.
His no mask rallies were a bad idea.
Those concerned about the virus got a bad vibe from it. They felt he was under playing the threat and didn’t understand their plight.
As they did from his crazy hour and half daily virus updates where he had to be front and center.
If he had let the experts be out front, he would have benefited.
His debate one performance cost him the election. We wrote it that night. Still believe it.
His cancellation of debate two because they were not in the same room was a Biden celebration. When your actions make your opponent happy you are doing something wrong.
Third, did he run on his record? He had a good record, but he ran on other issues. Example: Hunter Biden. Joe Biden was sick and not capable of the office.
Terrible idea. With his record he had a platform to run on.

Fourth, his ego got in the way of everything.
His tweeting, uncontrolled comments and actions led to two types of voters.
Pro Trump and anti Trump. There were few pro Biden voters. The anti’s won.

Resulting in

This resulted in a massive vote. The Pro Trumpers were out big, believing in their candidate. The left made it easy for the Anti Trumpers to get ballots, have them picked up and mailed. Those who went to the polls were driven. Those collecting mail in ballots were too. The latter won.

We said it over and over, there was some fraud, but no where near the numbers to overturn anything.
Trump’s ego couldn’t accept that. So he started crying fraud and many believed.
In December we said his ego and actions would cost the Republicans Georgia and the Senate. Exactly what happened.
He owns as much of those losses as anyone.
When he sold out his own team over the $600 stimulus– after he sent them in to negotiate it and a day later says it should be $2,000, he left the candidates out to dry.
When he blasted the Governor (whom he backed), and promised to primary him, he divided the party.
When he demanded the Republican Secretary of State resign, he divided the party. When the Secretary called him out by asking where is the evidence, because he had investigated and there wasn’t any – none was produced.
When his lawyers told a rally not to vote, because there vote wouldn’t count due to fraud, it was not good.

Don’t think this mattered? Then consider this. Senator Perdue won in November by 88,000 votes in the state Trump lost by 12,0000. (He got 49.8%, but you need 50% in GA — even in a general election. The only state in the nation with that rule.)
So what happened between election night and the run off? Trump did. His fraud claims, fights with local Republicans and division of the party drove Democratic voters and suppressed the Republican vote.

the end result

We end up with a Democratic President, House and Senate. Single party government to undo all Trump did in his four years.

But, he doubles down at the rally last week. Now he didn’t tell them to go attack the congress, but he did fire them up. He did disparage the VP, who is a decent human being and refused to do an illegal act.
He gave his enemies even more to attack him with.

Impeachable?

Not in any way or manner. The rush to impeach with a week to go is so ridiculous that Pelosi and team look foolish. Their bias shows.
There were no words that told anyone to break the law. In that disturbing talk he actually asked them to gather peacefully.
The fact the Senate can’t act upon the impeachment charge until the President leaves office makes it all the more ridiculous. Impeachment means remove from the office. By the time they hear it in the senate the man will not be in office.
It’s just a vendetta and really poor politics.
A censure would fly through and make an impact. Impeachment is over reach, again.

Which Leads Us to Free Speech

The end result here of free speech being under attack is very disturbing and a threat to our society.
We’ll address this tomorrow.

Shame…

i say shame:

Donald Trump forced A.G. Barr out yesterday, and that is wrong for so many reasons.
First of all Barr did what he was supposed to do as the Attorney General of the United States. He wasn’t Loretta Lynch or Eric Holder. He wasn’t the “wing man” to the President. He wasn’t the partisan that Chuck Schumer and the Democrats accused him of. He was the ethical leader of the law.
What a shame he was forced out.
So where’s the press now saying those accusing him of being a partisan holding the Democrats and media to their false claim? If Barr were what they said, Trump would have likely won. Of course the media is no where.
They have lost all credibility.
Now here is one more reason Donald Trump is his own worst enemy.
He lost this election and is still refusing to exit stage right. In five weeks he will begin writing his memoir. Wouldn’t it have been a great chapter to write about the ethics of his administration, where the A.G. did not leak information that would have changed the election outcome? Wouldn’t it have been great to write how these ethics compared to his predecessor where the A.G. called himself the President’s “wing man?” Wouldn’t it have been great to compare his A.G. to the former President’s A.G. who met on the tarmac with Bill Clinton while her department was investigating Hillary Clinton?
No, the President couldn’t see the big picture, so he forces the A.G. out. So what’s he going to write now, his A.G. was too honest? Shameful.

Now, in an equal opportunity shameful, let’s turn to a Democrat, Governor Andrew Cuomo, the new left hero. How shameless is this man?
He was on the air telling people he did not trust any vaccine from the Trump administration. Remember his arrogance and the coverage he got?
Well yesterday he planned and rushed for the first shot in the nation to be done in New York with his smiling face on television. Wait, I thought you needed “your people” to verify the drug? You said after they did, then you would employ it. It barely made it across the state line and you were on TV watching it administered. Shameful.

And Governor, you with a death rate (along with NJ) leading the world, who wrote a book claiming victory after touting all summer how you had beaten the virus, are now mired in closing again. How can you smile your way through that, and continue pushing the book?
You should be embarrassed.

Shame, too, to the press. Your failure to call Cuomo on either of those and treat him as a hero is just another black mark for you. Your bias is destroying the industry.
While on that subject, let me ask the “free and unbiased press” these questions:

Where’s the reporting on the lies you and the left told that the President’s appointments to the Supreme Court would turn the election?
All three of his appointments voted against him on the key election case. Did you call anyone in the lies during the hearings? Why are you allowing such loud misjudgment to go uncalled upon? You certainly covered their hysteria.
Why are you not playing back all the comments going back to March that said “warp speed” was a fallacy and lie?

I’ll say it again – The media is the problem.

A personal note on the media.
This AM I earned the greatest $5.00 of my lifetime. The NY Times asked me to participate in a review of them for an Amazon gift card. What a delight to tell them of “their biased, agenda driven and unfair coverage” and have them pay me. I felt better and have money in my Amazon account!

Have a great day.

It’s Lost Values…

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the problem is lost values

The questions that come to me more often than any other are these three:
What happened to us? Where does it come from? How can they think like that?

The answer to me is LOST VALUES.

When you lose the values upon which you built your societal foundation, then you begin to lose that society. That is where we are.

We built the greatest nation in the history of the world.
We have helped more people in the world than any nation in history. We are the first to respond to world tragedies with food, goods and aid.
We have sent our citizens to fight and die, not to conquer, but to help others be free. When the conflicts end we don’t stay to rule, we leave. All we ask for is land to bury our citizens who gave their lives to help them.
Think of any country in the world that can say we have done as much as America has.
You won’t find one close.

We have millions upon millions trying to come to our nation. Some get in line, others try to sneak in. Some even schedule trips to assure their child is born in our land.
While other countries build walls to keep their people in, we build them to try and manage a legal means in. What other country has that issue?

And yet, here in that promised land we have citizens in the streets, in the press, on the air and in elected office telling us we need to tear the fabric apart.
How can that be?

The answer is lost values.

Since the winning of WWII, beginning with the Greatest Generation raising their offspring, we have strived to give the next generation everything. We didn’t want our kids to be without anything. We did it so well that generations have grown to think it is normal to have it all. We gave so much that people have become entitled. We gave so much that the value of anything is driven down. We have given so much that the very values that established the nation have been lost.

Our forefathers came for the opportunity to work and seek a better life. They built a nation on that premise then created generations that assumed a better life is theirs because they’re here. They passed on so much, but not the very values that drove their success.

An example of lost values means, Chuck Schumer can say we are to forgive $50,000 of college debt for you.
The people who worked their way through college? You don’t matter, that’s the old values.
The people who paid off their debt? That doesn’t matter, old values.
You went to work rather than create debt? Lost values.
The new value is we reward those who spent, were irresponsible and didn’t care about paying back. Don’t worry, we’ll give you government money and raise taxes on the responsible to cover your debt.

That’s one example. Another? Criminals shouldn’t go to jail, it’s societies fault.
As you listen to the protests, the programs some politicians offer, and the sympathy some on air personalities offer, apply that value test. I think you’ll see quickly the problem for our future — Lost Values.

I don’t know if we can course correct. We have created generations to see the world in the new view. Just as they are entitled, their guilt makes them sure they are right.
They are not, and they are destroying the fabric of our nation.

have a great day.

The Media Did It….

for over a decade

For long term readers of this blog we have shared the thought and absolute belief that the media is biased and that impacts public opinion.
Well it came to roost in this election, and now in the post period it is clear they made the difference in the outcome.
Months ago we said the title of our election book will be:
The Election The Media Decided.
It didn’t take long for the absolute proof to arise.

The lies they supported, the politicians they held unaccountable, the stories they suppressed and the hostility they exhibited are now in the open.

They lied about Russian Collusion, with no evidence, except relaying reports from lying Congressional representatives like Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell.
How many were swayed by Russian Collusion and believe it to this day?
It was all a lie.
The media went all in and reported it as fact. The disgraced reporters are all still writing and on the air, their biases clear.

They kept reporting on the Trump kids and how they were profiting from the Presidency. What percent of Americans do you think still believe the President and his family profited from his years in office?
Yet Forbes, in their annual report, says that despite the booming economy created, the President’s net worth is less. Yet, they never explained that the President and his kids working in the White House took no pay. That’s right, no pay. None of them.
While telling us the lie on how much the Trump family profited they forget to look at Hunter, his sister, and uncle. Now they profited.
Who reported that?

In fact, despite the evidence found on Hunter’s computer, the media refused to report anything. They blocked the story! Said it was a Russian lie.
Well, they were wrong again. This was not a Russian lie, it was Chinese real.
They missed the story to the point where 15% of Biden voters said if they knew it they would have changed their vote. That changes the election outcome.
A free press would not have missed it. A biased one would have. We have a biased press.

While they released story after story on the Trump taxes, they missed the FBI probe of Hunter and the Biden tax investigation. Who faces real trouble ahead over taxes? It’s the Biden family.
A real press core would have reported that. A biased one would miss it. Our press missed it.

If the press is there to get policy information and question the candidates, ask yourself how they did. They went after the President with all the hostility and vehemence possible. Do you remember one such session with President-elect Biden? Of course not, there wasn’t.
A free and fair press would have gone after both sides. A biased one not. We had a one sided press attack.

Russia, Russia, Russia, that was all you heard, right? Well it turns out it was China, China, China. How did our free press do with that? They made a hero of Congressman Eric Swalwell and his Russian conspiracy theories. While fawning over him they missed he was compromised by a Chinese Woman Spy. Would a free and fair press have done that?
After he’s caught, he says it’s all a distraction because of his work on impeachment. Really, who believes that? Oh, the press apparently does because they haven’t questioned him about that lie.

Remember the names the press and Chuck Schumer called A.G. Barr? He was a partisan hack, but Eric Holder, who called himself “Obama’s Wingman,” was not. We here have said consistently that Barr was a true professional and following the law. Well it turns out today we learn that Barr knew about the investigations into Hunter Biden and never disclosed them before the election. Why? Simply because he is A.G. of the United States and not the President’s “wingman.”
The media and Democratic officials own Barr an apology.

Speaking of Chuck Schumer, he wants President-Elect Biden to issue an executive order wiping out any college debt a person has up to “$50,000.”
Really, Chuck? How about those who worked to pay off their debts? What do we tell them, “oh you were responsible, therefore you lose?” How about those whose parents and guardians got extra jobs and paid their kids college bills? Do we tell them how “stupid they are?” How about those who didn’t want debt and went to work instead, rather than accumulate debt? Do we tell them “you lose?”

Finally, today another example of media bias. Time Magazine, the left leaning publication, named Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as People Of The Year.
First of all, the designation is for the person or event that made the biggest difference in the year. I think that was Covid19.
Second, it’s the first time a VP was ever named. Why was Harris named? I wonder. The left loves her, and Joe better be careful with his friends in the press. They are only loyal to their biases these days.

have a great weekend.

What About Fraud…

what about fraud?

That was the question I got most from yesterday’s blog. So let me address that.

Yes, I think there was fraud. Deceased people voting, ballot harvesting, manipulation of ballots and more.
Yes, it is disturbing and this should be the focus of congress to fix going forward. It has gone on for decades, and it’s long been time to end it.
However, the fraud number for these instances did not amount to the necessary level to overturn the states necessary to reverse the election.

The President has 232 electoral votes. To overturn the election he would need 38 additional electoral votes from a combination of these states:
PA (20 votes), Michigan (16), Georgia (16), Arizona (11), Nevada (6).
The differences in states like PA and Michigan, which he needs one of in any scenario, were 81,000 and 154,000 respectively.

I don’t think the fraud level reached that high in any state, and thus far the administration has been unable to illustrate it has come close to that.

now don’t forget the media

In my opinion the media decided this election more than fraud. The media is up there, side by side with the missteps in the campaign by the President and his team that I outlined yesterday.

The 92% negative coverage of the President, despite the accomplishments we outlined, is an indictment of the entire industry.

When 35% (in a post poll) say they didn’t know about the Hunter Biden computer issue, and yes it would have impacted their vote, that is on the media.

When the press allows one candidate to stay home day after day and never questions this, you have an issue. In fact, what they did was run a story of a President out and campaigning next to a Biden video released from his home and made it appear equal. It wasn’t.

On the rare occasion that President-Elect Biden took questions they were softball ones. More about what a bad guy Donald Trump was than what he planned to do.
He never got a question about his stamina and health. He was never asked about Hunter and his work with countries that he (Biden) was managing.
He skate walked to the election, and in this post period is still doing that.

The media has lost all credibility, and it’s ratings as a entity have fallen in the eyes of the public. Their bias decided this election as much as anything.

a thought on one term presidents

This thought kind of ties into the above media bias one.

In the past 40 years we have had three one term presidencies.

As a post script to George H. W. Bush’s time the media began writing about his being one of the most, if not most impactful one term presidencies in history. Of course this was after they fawned all over Bill Clinton to sway things. Remember the names they called President Bush? As soon as he lost they talked of his accomplishments in glowing terms and “maybe the most impactful one term presidency.”

Then we had Jimmy Carter’s one term, and though the media voted for Carter over Reagan they never wrote of a successful presidency. They had to say he was a great ex President for his work, because his four years were a disaster.

Now we have Donald Trump and, despite the incredible accomplishments, the media buried him. I suspect with time they will talk of his term in the same light they do George H. W. Bush. Don’t you agree?

Now consider this. The two one term Presidencies that will be called among the most impactful were Republican Presidents who the media tried to get out of office. The other (Carter’s) was clearly one of the worst Presidencies (and certainly the worst of my lifetime), but was a Democrat, who they still backed and have labeled the greatest ex President ever.

Just an example of media bias.

Oh yea, a message to George W. Bush. Now that Democrat Joe Biden is in the White House, you are going back to being dumb and the President who lied so soldiers died. You might have enjoyed your Never Trump popularity with the media, but that ends with a Democratic win. Let’s see who your friends are now as they go back to blaming you for all the world’s wrongs.

Have a Great Day.

Checking In…

answering your question

I’ve been asked where’s the blog?
The answer is, we were clear that this election was over when they called Arizona for President-Elect Biden.

In the next edition we made clear that yes we thought there was fraud, but no where near the numbers needed to reverse the election. I think that is clear now.

We also said the President will drag this out to the point he puts the Georgia run offs in jeopardy. That wasn’t hard to predict, and it’s happening.

Thus, I saw no need to take your time to tell you what I already had, or to repeat what you were seeing on your TV screens.

so where are we and what now?

Well the President and his lead attorney are continuing to attack the vote and make claims the election will be overturned. Not a chance!

What they are doing is burning the ground they are walking on and putting the Republican party in jeopardy.

Look at the names the President has called the Republican Governor of Georgia, whom he backed. Look at what he has said about the Republican Secretary of State in Georgia. What he is doing is motivating the left to vote again, while dividing his party for the key January 5th runoff.

So ask yourself, does he care more about himself than the party holding the senate? It seems like that in Georgia.

Today he attacked a second Republican Governor (Arizona), who was a friend. The Governor is not doing what the President thinks he should so he attacks him. Very divisive and bad for the party.

Maybe he should take a look at the things he said about John McCain in the state where they liked him and his family. Maybe take a look in the mirror Mr. President and ask yourself if you had not said what you did, you might have won the state.

And while you’re looking in that mirror we recommend again you ask the man in the mirror if he had allowed controlled tweeting that maybe he would not have motivated the hatred that drove so many to vote against him.

That maybe a little less ego and a little more humility might have turned the trick.
Maybe if you gave others credit as in “they” rather than “me”, that might have worked.
Or, how about if you had run your campaign on issues and accomplishments, do you think that might have worked?

here’s some things he might look at

You had historic accomplishments that history will recognize, yet in the entire campaign you never focused on them and told the people. Why not?

You had a weakened opponent who limited his time on the road. Why did you act like a buffoon at debate one? It was clear to everyone the more your opponent spoke the better it was for you. So what do you do? You interrupt at word one. Why was bullying your strategy?

You impulsively cancelled debate two as you hear about the plan to do it virtually. After debate one, how could that be your instinct? When you make the opposition happy you are doing something wrong. They delighted at this decision. Why did you do it without thinking it through?

You finally get it right in debate three, and look at the progress you made. The debates were the one place the media couldn’t really protect your opponent. Whose fault were debates one and two? Look in the mirror.

The Coronavirus hurt you. Think about that.
You had a record of getting things done with equipment and needs. You shut the borders. There was absolutely nothing your opponent wanted to do that you hadn’t. You started warp speed, did people hear that from you? With all you did, you made it about masks and an hour and a half daily brief, that you had to be front and center. Why? Why would you do that?
You allowed the virus to control you when your leadership was outstanding. Look in the mirror.

You lowered the corporate tax to 21% (from 35%), and that brought jobs back. Jobs that left under your opponent, who said he was going to raise the rate back up to 28%. Couldn’t you simply explain this to the American people and the jobs we’ll lose again? They would have understood this. Why didn’t you?

Do you think people understood what the Paris Climate Agreement was? Your opponent said he was going back in on day one. Couldn’t you explain what this meant for us? The money it would cost, the fact that China and India, the world’s largest polluters, would be free for ten more years while we cut back? Don’t you think that would have resonated? Why didn’t you?

There were so many more issues, yet you never got them front and center. You allowed the media to protect an opponent who stayed home. Why?

You told people not to vote by mail with the virus front and center. What kind of strategy was that? You allowed the other party to vote for months while telling your people to vote the day of. Does that make sense? Play by the rules and win was the order of this election. You didn’t do that, why?

Now you see fraud, that you knew was coming. Did you prepare ahead of time to avoid it? If you have it now, where is it? The Governors you are ripping, the courts you are going to, they don’t see it. Your own A.G. doesn’t see it.
Where is it?

What it comes down to is the man in the mirror. You gave it all you had physically, but your ego made mistakes. You turned so many against you with your words and actions that they wanted to vote against you. The failure to articulate the accomplishments really hurt.

You lost for the reasons above with two overriding ones. Your ego and the media. No doubt the media was against you and protected your opponent. They should never have gotten away with that, but you kept providing them ammunition. It was a shame.

Finally, you are going to Georgia this weekend. That trip must be about the upcoming runoff and not you. Holding the senate for your party is bigger than claims you cannot back. Right now you are costing them the election.
And that leaves 2024. Not a good idea. Don’t further divide the party. It’s time to move on. Let history judge your presidency.

Have a great day.

Time To Move On…

So where are we? It’s Time to move on.

The President’s team will continue to find irregularities and we as a nation should take up those issues. Now, what they will find will be far short of overturning results in four states that would be necessary.
However, we must resolve to fix the wrongs they identify as we go forward.

We need to address false votes, deceased people voting and any other other forms of cheating. Any invalid vote decreases a valid one, and every person in the nation should be dedicated to correcting it. We need to fix the system.

now some questions to answer

Let’s start with defining what an election and election period is.

Traditionally we had “election day.” Schools closed, many businesses did, and almost all gave people time off to vote.
You went to your voting place, showed ID and voted.
If you were going to be out of town or unavailable you applied for an absentee ballot and got it in by election day, either by drop off or mail.
All that changed this year.

Voting in some states began in September. That is before any debates and any world events that can occur for ninety days.
Does that make sense to anyone, or does that lend itself to fraud opportunites?

We mailed ballots in many states to people whether or not they requested one.
Does that lend itself to ballot harvesting and fraud?

Then we said you don’t need to have it in on election day. In cases like NC they were good to arrive until yesterday. Wait, they started voting in September, why is ten days later okay?
Now the Supreme Court voted 4-4 (thank you John Roberts) to allow late arrival and that it was okay if the signatures didn’t match.

Thus, issue one post election is to decide what is it. Election day? Election Week? Election Quarter?

Mark me down as for purging the rolls to assure registered voters only vote, and going back to election day with absentee ballots only.

what will history say of This election

If this election were by the old rules, what do you think the outcome would have been?
Would we have the record number of votes that we did? If the election were election day (with requested absentee ballots) due by election day, what would the results be?

The historians will study this election cycle and have a field day providing analysis. Here’s my thoughts:

Republicans have an issue. They have lost the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 elections. They need to broaden their base. President Trump started doing this with minorities, but a far broader reach out is needed.

The Democratic party is heading for an internal fight, the progressives against the moderates. President-elect Biden is going to begin encountering this in filling his cabinet, and it will get wider as he proceeds. The divide was covered up in the campaign, and the media avoided any mention of it. The emergence is underway.

President Trump will go down in history as a historic figure. His single term will be marked by change and impact. The question now is how does he exit the stage?
We are already hearing he wants to run in 2024. Bad idea. Exit stage right Mr. President.

The shame of the President’s desire to be President is he was willing to do almost anything – except control himself.
Historians will note that if he had controlled his tweeting and unfiltered utterances he would have won reelection. If he wants to know why he lost there were two reasons.
The first he can see in the mirror.
The second was the biased media. One he could control, one he couldn’t.
He couldn’t overcome both.

Now the President must decide if he is going to turn the nation against him in this process that cannot possibly succeed, or exit gracefully, recommending a commission to fix the voting process. We all agree that deceased citizens should not be voting. Make that the issue and people will agree we need a better way.

If he continues down the current path and doubles down, he will put the Georgia run off, so vital, in jeopardy. Chuck Schumer gave the Republicans all they need with his “next we win Georgia and then change the United States.” That’s a winning message for the right. Only President Trump can undo it. Will he?

have a great weekend.

Election Fraud?

person dropping paper on box

was there fraud?

This was a question we have gotten from many readers. My answer, there is fraud in campaigns. Go back in history and research Tammany Hall, or Richard Daley and the Chicago Machine in 1960. In a close election you are always left wondering. And yes, history is full of deceased residents voting.

However, in this election I think the gap is too wide to make a difference. So my answer to the inquiries is yes, we will find some irregularities, but not nearly enough to put the election in jeopardy.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20th.

donald trump can look around

Donald Trump can look around for the the reasons he lost. There are many we would agree with him on, like the media bias. In the end, though, he has to look in the mirror. He provided everyone far too much ammunition.

What if, as suggested here and elsewhere, he had stopped tweeting endlessly unchecked after his inauguration? Imagine having a control over what came off his phone so reason could prevail. Would that have made a difference?

Imagine if had acted right in debate one. He lost the election that night.

Imagine if he would not have impulsively cancelled debate two.

Imagine if he would have focused the campaign and rallies on the issues, keeping it simple rather than the shows he put on. Would that have made a difference?

Why he didn’t lay out simply this is where he stood, versus where his opponent did. The question should have been what kind of America do you want?
Want examples?

Do you want the Iran Nuclear agreement back in place, or the continued peace process we have been achieving? Because the process ends if we put the agreement back in place. Middle eastern peace agreements never came up. Why? Biden was not going to discuss them. Trump failed to do so.

Do you want the Paris Climate agreement back in place, where we do so much the next ten years and the largest polluters like China and India are free to do what they want? And we pay the bill? Or, do you want a fair agreement?

Do you want to fund the World Health Organization (WHO) again while they mislead us on the virus to protect China?

The Trump campaign did not do this. They were too busy telling us how great he was. They blew it.

Now:

Now they better exit stage right with class. If they drag this out when it’s clear they lost, they are going to cost the Republicans the two seats in the Georgia run off.
If they do that, all the hype about the Blue Wave not being real, will be untrue. Because at the point the Democrats will have the White House, the House and the Senate.

now from the other side – spare me

“The people of the nation have spoken. They’ve delivered us a clear victory,” Mr. Biden said. “To make progress, we have to stop treating our opponents as our enemies. This is [the] time to heal in America.”
Really?
For four years your party called the 2016 election a fraud. You investigated and found the collusion charges a lie. You impeached on what? It started before he took office. How many of your house members failed to attend the inauguration because the President was “illegitimate?”

Your electoral numbers will likely be exactly what Donald Trumps was in 2016. Exactly.
Now it’s a mandate and the people have spoken, and all should be quiet and get behind you?
Spare me, though the media will support you.

Much more to come, just wanted to address the fraud questions today.

have a great day.

Aftermath…

let’s do some post analysis

Some will say that it is too soon to do post analysis, but I disagree. The drama for me ended when the AP and FoxNews called Arizona for VP Biden. I told those around me I see no way to 270 for President Trump and, in fact, see Joe Biden exceeding 300 electoral votes when all this is over.
So why and now what?

First off, the Democrats can still control the White House, House and Senate. I know you’re hearing that Republicans won the senate, but that’s false. They will end up with 50 seats, while the Democrats will have 48. Where’s the other two? In a Georgia run off the first week of January.
The money, the campaigning and the activity here will be fierce. Because of the Covid there will be mail balloting again. If anyone says either seat is a lock for either side, I direct them to view the Georgia results this week.

Now Republicans gained House seats. Amazingly they are still counting ballots and we don’t know how many. Six so far they say. I think in the end they will double that, but still far short of House control. The Democrats own the House and will pick the leader and control the agenda.

Buckle up for the January run off in Georgia, because we may yet see the leftist agenda have no political party constraints.

Why did we see what we did this week?

There will be plenty of time for analysis, so I will give a topline here:

First, the mailing of ballots changed the election turnout. The Democrats saw the opportunity and executed behind it. The President misplayed this.
Consider this, only 30% of his voters said they were “enthusiastic Biden voters.” Would they have flocked to the polls and waited in line to vote?

Second, Donald Trump motivated a base and turned off a lot of people. He was his best advocate and worst enemy. His tweets and words hurt him constantly. More on this later.

Third, the Coronavirus was poorly managed by the President and brilliantly done by VP Biden and staff. In the end there is nothing that Biden would have done or will do differently than the President, outside wearing a mask more. Yet he was able to present the President as managing it poorly.
The President, with his ego, always tried to downplay the virus as opposed to managing it.

Fourth, the President’s performance in debate number one was instrumental. It may have cost him the election. Then impulsively cancelling debate number two, even if virtual, was just a bad move. All the proof you need is debate three.

The media played a large part. They despised the President and went after him for four years. On the other hand they allowed VP Biden to run a low energy campaign from his house as if he were doing much more.
Remember 92% negative coverage has to have an impact. It was unwarranted.

Next

Get ready for the internal Democrat war. The progressive left wing against the moderates who have been quiet until now. That’s about to change.

The Republican party will have its own war. It will be the Trumpers against the never Trumpers. The Hogans, Romneys and Snyders are going to find it hard to reenter the party as if nothing happened.

Much more to follow. have a great weekend.

Tomorrow…

i voted sticker lot

its time to vote

In a few hours the campaign noise will end and the people in Dixville Notch, N.H. will cast the first in nation votes. We will be on our way to knowing what was right:

Were the professional pollsters who never deviated from showing a clear Joe Biden win right? In fact, today one of the final polls released by the the WSJ and NBC said he is ahead by double digits.
These organizations have risked their credibility after the 2016 debacle and need to be right this time. They said they adjusted and have it right.

On the other side we saw the enthusiasm and devotion to rally with the President at all hours and in any condition. You saw car and boat caravans formed out of no where. You can’t buy that, or deny what you saw.

So what’s right? Is it the pollsters or your eyes?
Maybe its both.
Maybe, just maybe there is unquestioned enthusiasm for the President and the willingness of his supporters to pay any price to support him.
Maybe too, there are a majority tired of the the rhetoric and just want to vote him out. They are not Joe Biden enthusiasts, just anti President Trumpers.

The question is which one is more. The pollsters say the later. We’ll see.

here’s what to watch

The early signs will be there as polls close and where Real Clear Politics is today:
Ohio (T +0.2), Florida (B +1.0), North Carolina (T +0.6), Georgia (B +0.4).
These four close early and are must wins for Donald Trump. RCP says they are all too close to call, within a point of difference. Watch for a trend.

Then the next hour comes a few more must wins for Trump:
Iowa (T+1.4) and Texas (T+1.2)
Now, if he holds all six of those there is one more closing later he needs to hold:
Arizona (B+1.0)

If he does all that he has 258 electoral votes and the attention turns to the rust belt, where the pressure is then on Joe Biden to hold ground. Let’s look at those states and where RCP says they stand.
Keep in mind that PA (20) and Michigan (16), if lost to Trump, would mean the election.
PA (B+4.3), Michigan (B+5.1)
These states, WI (B+6.1) ten electoral votes, MN. (B+4.3) ten electoral votes, and Nevada (B+3.3) six electoral votes, do not have enough electoral votes alone to swing the election.

There you have it.
The President wins all those states that RCP has as toss ups, he still needs twelve electoral votes somewhere. He loses Arizona and he needs 22.
So the road for VP Biden is much easier.

the early voting advantage

Conventional wisdom is clear that Joe Biden holds large leads among those who have voted early .
President Trump holds a big lead among those who say they will vote tomorrow.

I repeat again, that the strategy to get people to vote early may well prove to be the difference in this election. If this were a simple go to the polls on election day vote, I think the President wins. The make it easy early vote is clearly driving participation for Biden.

Plus, wait until tomorrow and voters go to the polls and see how long the lines are. There will be six foot spacing and lines will stretch a long long way. If one person decides not to vote, is ill, or gets tied up, who loses that vote? When you have options and you limit your voters to one day, one way, you can only lose. It was a poor choice by the Republicans.

now this being 2020

In this year of the unexpected, how surprised would you be to see a 269-269 tie in the electoral vote?
Can it happen? It can in lots of scenarios. Here’s a few:
I said in the above the President holds ground and has 258 electoral votes. Okay, what if he wins Minnesota or Wisconsin then? They are each 10 electoral votes. That gives him 268.
Remember now, that Nebraska and Maine divide their votes by congressional district. If he and Biden spilt those two, with the above scenario, we have a 269 -269 tie.
Want another way?
Arizona goes to Biden and Pennsylvania goes to Trump. That’s 267 for the President and he wins the two single congressional districts. Tie.

Possible? Hey it’s 2020.

closing out then

In our final blog before the election, what so we see?
Hard to believe the pollsters are so off again. I see a closer race than they predict, but the President (as any Republican does) has to pull off too many inside straights to get over the top.
The senate will swing with this too. It could be 50-50 after it’s over. In that case the VP of the winning party will cast the deciding vote.
The House will not change at all. In fact there is as good a chance the Democrats can increase their numbers as lose seats.

Crazy? That’s why people vote and they count the numbers. Predictions and pollsters only forecast, the people speak.

have a great and make sure you vote.




Down The Stretch…

man standing on stage

four days out

I am reminded this AM of that famous saying:
“Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.”

I think there has been much noise, far too many commercials, much cover up and not a lot of understanding. Now the readers of this blog are highly informed individuals with a far deeper knowledge of the issues, stands and positioning than the average voter.
So let me ask you:

Can you name five issues Joe Biden is running on and will change?
Stop and think for a second. Five issues? Three maybe?

What comes to my mind is the Coronavirus. That is what he talks about and says the President quit on us. That’s 90% of his stump speech.
What does that mean for policy?
Do you know what he is going to do different? I don’t.

It seems the answer for both candidates is the vaccine that will be approved in a few weeks. That is the solution.
I guess VP Biden would be more cautious and keep things closed longer, but are we sure? I guess he will say wear a mask and try to mandate it, but who doesn’t know they should wear one now?
By January 20th vaccinations will be underway, so will any of it matter?

The second issue that comes to mind is that Joe Biden will tax the rich. To do what? Do you know? Now that phrase always sounds great, but is it a reality? I thought in America we rewarded success. Is taxing the right move coming out the virus?

Other issues? You tell me.

Now here’s the issues that should be front and center–Peace and Prosperity.

Our parents and grandparents, after winning WWII, came home and built the American suburbs. They then faced down and won the Cold War to pass freedom on to their children.
They passed on the greatest nation, system and individual opportunity to future generations.

Now that generation faces its challenge. It’s not the Coronavirus that will be history before the next President serves a year.
The challenge is twofold:
The economic battle we will face with China to maintain our way of life.
The continued drive to defeat terrorism and those out to destroy us.
That is the battle of this generation.

Who can best meet those challenges is the issue of this campaign.

Who can assure economically we can move society and the world forward?
Who can keep America the place in the world where anyone can come and succeed?
Who wants America to continue to lead and not be just another citizen of the community?

That’s the question, along with this one. Is this generation who was handed everything from past ones, up to this challenge? Is this generation ready to sacrifice to assure we pass on the promise to America to future ones?

I don’t know the answer if the current generation is up to the challenge.
The grandparents and great grandparents of todays youth went forward as 18 year olds onto the beaches of Normandy, fought the frozen tundra in the Battle Of The Bulge and jumped behind the lines to save freedom. Four years ago their decedents cried and needed counseling because their candidate lost.

The future of the nation we grew up in is on the ballot. Think of the real issues and utilize your vote to assure that future is bright for those who follow us.

have a great weekend.

Does Anything Matter Now?

with five days to go

We have a record GDP report (up 33.1%). That FAR exceeded what the experts said earlier in the year because of the virus. (In the spring, some predicted a decline and thought 5% up with the virus was a dream).

VP Biden says we’re not doing enough, the President says full steam ahead. Does this GDP number matter to any voters?

Two weeks ago we heard all the negatives as unemployment claims rose. The gain is over, said some outlets. The reckoning is coming.
Then the next week they dropped by some 70,000. This week came in 40,000 below that. Good news.
Will the media even report it?

So the question is this:
Has the President given up as VP Biden says, or is he managing us out of the crisis?

Your vote decides.

the media threat

Okay, if you’re fair you have to say something is wrong here. If you say something is wrong you have to be concerned about our freedom going forward.

Tucker Carlson interviews Tony Bobulinski who provides supporting documents and testimony to the laptop stories.
He seems credible, but of course some can question. Doesn’t it at least say there might be something here and we should hear Hunter or VP Biden deny the story? They haven’t so far. (And the VP’s brother, when asked on the street wouldn’t answer.)
I mean after all, the media has certainly challenged the Trump kids on every story, all of which have been debunked.

Well the following stations, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC all had zero coverage of this. Zero — combined. Zilch – None.

Joe Biden is running for President of the U.S., with an election five days away. There is credible evidence he lied about at least talking to his son about deals. An eyewitness says so on national TV. It doesn’t deserve coverage? It doesn’t deserve the media asking him about it?
None did.
Think about that.

the media – part two

I watched the hearing yesterday of the tech heads and saw Senator Cruz destroy Twitter head Jack Dorsey. Here’s the bigger story to me:
First, Dorsey admitted locking up the NY Post account because of the story on the laptop. He said they (Twitter) were wrong and made a mistake.

Next he said the NY Post – after ten days – can now do as they say, go into their account, delete the story, and then repost and it will be fine.
Ten days later!

My reaction was exactly what the NY Post’s was.
Since you wrongly locked the account, you unlock it.
As of this writing the NY Post is still locked out of twitter, for a legitimate story.

Second, when each of the tech CEO’s were asked a question we all knew was coming, they couldn’t answer it. The question was — we know all the conservative voices that have been locked in your app, can you tell me one liberal voice that was?
None could.
They said they need to look. Which means the answer is none, because they would have had it ready.

All they proved is that social media has taken a stand and only providing the messages they want to the public. Very biased and extremely dangerous.

I say again, our freedom is at stake.
You cannot survive in a nation where the press, television and social media provide access to only one side and what they say is truth. Be concerned and vote like your freedom, and that of your children and grandchildren are at stake – because it is.

Combine that with plans to pack the court and change the face of the nation, and its clear what is at stake.

the media – part three

Remember back when the NYT published an article about how bad President Trump was under the byline “Anonymous”? Remember they said it was an inside high level person with close contact to the President? In fact many thought it was John Kelly.
Well “Anonymous” went on to write a book, too, about how bad the President was.
Yesterday “Anonymous” outed himself. Miles Taylor is his name. Who you say? Miles Taylor is the name.
He is famous in his own household and the NYT editorial room I guess, because I can’t name a single person, myself included, who ever heard of him. I guess he worked in Homeland Security for Kirstjen Nielsen and at the time was a deputy to the chief of staff at the agency.
The President had no idea who he was.

Folks, the media is a threat to our freedom.

have a great day.

Downright Scary…

stickers with i voted inscription and flag of usa

What it looks like

A friend called yesterday to say he would bet anyone who wanted one hundred dollars that Donald Trump wins next week. I don’t think I see it the way he does. Events, or more importantly, coverage of the events tells me otherwise.
The media is deciding this election, and I repeat, I see that as a threat to our freedom.

The report this AM was that 92% of the media coverage on the President remains negative.
How do you recover from that when so many get all their news that way?

Most people blame the President for the Coronavirus and say he failed to act. Why?
The media told them that, because the administration opponents said it.

Now, what have you heard that anyone criticizing the administration would have done differently? Even today, eight months later, they can’t tell you.
If Joe Biden wins what is he going to do different on the virus? The answer is nothing except roll out the vaccine that the administration pushed from day one with “warp speed.”

They told us the President failed, look at Europe and how well they were doing. Well in case you missed it, Europe is closing down this week. Were they wrong? Do they admit it? Who is calling them on that?

Most people still believe there was Russian Collusion.
Most people have little to no knowledge of the Biden laptop story, or the evidence the former VP knew what Hunter and his family were doing despite saying he had no idea. Why? The MSM does not cover it.

In what era of our history would an Adam Schiff be allowed to grow in power? He lied on collusion and now lied on the laptop, but the MSM has never called him on it. Why?
The answer is they chose sides.

We had a historic agreement with Isreal and Sudan this past week. Did you see coverage?
Did you see coverage the President has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times this upcoming year, all for different events? Think how incredible that statement is. Three nominations for three acts.

Now look, the President is not the perfect candidate or person. His flaws are all easy to see and report on – as they should.
But, contrast that with the lack of similar coverage and questions for VP Biden. Isn’t it fair to ask why he is not out campaigning? Isn’t it fair to ask about his gaffes? Isn’t it fair to wonder about his stamina and functionality?
Have you seen that on the MSM?

So today I think my friend is wrong, but no, I didn’t take the bet. Sometimes the people surprise you.

on the court

Really, we are to going to mess with one of the three branches of government because you don’t approve of legal appointments?
Can someone please explain where it says the court must be left leaning?
Really? We heard elected officials say they want to start an impeachment on Justice Barrett?

on philadelphia

Watching the video I cannot answer if the police should have fired, and seven times each at that. I was not on that street with someone coming at me with the knife, so to say what I would have done is not possible.

I can say this though. Why in liberal Philadelphia, in this day and age, do you have officers out there without tasers?
You, the government of Philadelphia own a part of this.

Next I heard the Governor mention “peaceful protests.” I assume, Governor, you changed your mind now.

Finally, don’t tell me looting and destroying businesses is because of the shooting. It was an opportunity some saw to take advantage of a tragic situation.
We can review if the shooting was right or wrong because there is a question. There is no question on the actions of the looters.
Now I realize a statement like that is not politically correct for the media today, and that is the problem.

finally

I am concerned this morning for our nations future and freedom. Concerned about this:
The Media has decided what to report and what is news and not news. They have reported false news as fact and possible factual news they have avoided.

If they can do this and get away with it, what happens when the election is over? Is there going to be room for open speech and thought, or have we moved to such a level that dissent will not be tolerated?
Think about it, it’s downright scary.

have a great day

The Electoral Map…

a review of the electoral map as promised

The road to victory for VP Biden (as it is with any Democrat) is much easier.
He starts with California, NY, Illinois, Massachusetts, fourteen other states and Wash. D.C as locks. That’s 217 electoral votes.

On the other side, the President starts with 20 states, but only 125 electoral votes.

That leaves twelve states that the polls say might be up in the air that will put one of them over the top. They are:
Nevada, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Now, Nevada and Minnesota are clearly blue states. The last time Minn. voted Republican was in 1972! Nevada has gone steadily Democratic the last three.
Give them to Biden. That moves him to 20 states and 233 electoral votes.

So, for the President to win he must pull off this accomplishment:
Win Texas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.
Those four (all close today, and polls say Biden leads in the latter three) are 98 electoral votes.
If Trump wins them he moves to 24 states and 223 electoral votes.

That makes it 233 – 223 for VP Biden, leaving these states to decide it:

Pennsylvania 20 votes, Ohio 18 votes, Michigan 16, Arizona 11, Wisconsin 10 and Iowa 6 votes.

Today my gut is the President wins Ohio and probably Arizona and Iowa. Total electoral votes 35, making his possible total 258.

VP Biden wins PA, Michigan and Wisconsin, totaling 46 electoral votes bringing his total to 279.

Thus, with a week to go the President has to win:
Texas, Ohio, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and Iowa to be viable.

Pulling that off he needs Michigan or Pennsylvania to get over the top.

VP Biden can stop him by winning any one.

One week to go.

Have a great day.

The Homestretch…

down the stretch we come

With eight days to go the polls continue to clearly say this is a Biden win easily.
The crowd enthusiasm says it is Donald Trump.
Tomorrow we’ll provide a breakdown on the election with a week to go and the states you need to watch to see if the President has a chance.

Today, we will tell you, the polls released this AM continue to say Biden wins big.
The University of Wisconsin polled three key mid west states and published Biden leads in each.
8 points in Pennsylvania.
9 points in Wisconsin.
10 points in Michigan.
The Atlanta Journal published their poll saying Biden by 1 in Georgia.
While the Dallas Morning News printed its poll, Biden by 3 in Texas,
CBS published its poll and said Biden by 2 in Florida and 4 in NC.

The betting odds moved to 66 – 34 for a Biden vistory.
So you have to really think the polls are all off to see a Trump win.
You would think they are off by the crowds and enthusiasm the President’s rallies exhibit.

One final thought on the election this AM. The Biden people have to believe the polls. After the no appearance week the last week before the debate, the candidate is back home. Over the week he did one rally. Today he has none planned. Tomorrow he in Georgia, which should indicate they believe the polls there. Kamala is in Texas, which is also interesting.
Meanwhile, the President and VP Pence are all over the map.
More tomorrow on that map.

the virus and the election

The media fixation on the virus, at the exclusion of other issues, illustrates their bias. This is a worldwide pandemic caused by China’s failure to be a responsible world citizen. Through the program “warp speed,” even Dr. Fauci said he expects a vaccine by the end of November. With the increased knowledge of who is most at risk, and how to treat, we have made progress. We all expect this to be a non or far lessened issue next year. To treat it as the only issue is a disservice to our nation and future.
Add this.
They are all blaming the President. For what? The one area we can criticize him on is he downplayed it. I get that. But what action did Joe Biden, Dr Fauci or the media say should have been done that wasn’t? What action should the administration have done? In fact, what they did saved lives and they were called names for it.
I am guessing the answer is masks? My reply to that is this.
Who didn’t know the recommendation was to wear a mask? Some people chose not to wear one. That is called the U.S. of America and individual freedom which is why Governors could not mandate it. It’s not as if they kept the recommendation secret.

In fact, here is the folly of the opposition and media. The administration closed the nation for 30 days to flatten the curve. That move halted the strong economic situation we were in. At that time every identified group in the nation had the lowest unemployment ever recorded, and the highest real income growth.
The result of following that counsel was lost jobs and a recession which they want to blame the administration for!
They are just biased and unfair.

Isn’t it amazing how Peace and Prosperity were always the issues before? The prosperity we had before China stopped being a world citizen, and the peace we as a nation are enjoying around the world? In fact, the President was nominated for four Nobel Peace prizes this year. How many know that?

Who even reported the Israeli/Sudan peace agreement last week? The fourth such agreement, something former Secretary John Kerry said was impossible.

Amy Barrett Tonight

Amy Barrett will be approved tonight. Again you hear all the hysteria about the court being changed and it’s now 6-3.
False.
First of all John Roberts has proven himself to be a court balancer and has gone both ways on votes. Last week’s 4-4 vote to allow PA ballot counting after the election, even with no post mark, saw him with the three liberal justices.

Second, because of that we are one change from Roberts being the new Justice Anthony Kennedy. We’ve heard rumors of Justice Thomas wanting to retire. If he leaves in a Biden administration we are back where we started.

Jeffrey Tobin (You know him well now), when Anthony Kennedy retired (21 months ago) predicted that In 18 months  abortion will be illegal in 20 states.

some other quick thoughts

The media needs to stop with the “already voted” numbers as if it’s a surprise. The epidemic was going to drive that number without question. Let’s see the final vote count and if it exceeds 2016 by the numbers they are touting. I doubt it.

We used to judge administrations on promises made and kept. What happened?

Does anyone remember what ISIS was four years ago?
Did you know the number 2 in Al Queda was killed this weekend? Abu Muhsin al-Masri was killed in Afghanstan.

Does anyone remember when we moved the embassy to Jerusalem and what they said would happen? What did?

Finally, the Boilermakers Union affirmed again they had not endorsed VP Biden and that he misspoke about them. In fact, they endorsed his opponent. Covered?

have a great day.