Happy Birthday to Bob Dole, 97 years old today. Thank you for your service, the price you paid and leadership to build the WWII Memorial. God Bless you.
104 days to decide America’s future
With 104 days to go it’s time to begin focusing on the issues and America’s future. In this election we have a clear difference on what direction our nation should be going. Let’s look at three in the news today:
First, the President was back doing a Coronavirus overview. He did very well. Admitted to the crisis, encouraged masks, showed mastery over the topic and situation. That on the same day his opponent said he had quit on the issue.
Then he professionally handled the press questions and left the stage.
Add this to his other actions and you are going to see polls tightening. It has already begun and will continue.
Now the Coronavirus may well be topic one in 104 days. The President led boldly and early closing travel to China. His problem later was trying to wish it away to protect the economy.
That said, Nancy Pelosi calling it “The Trump Virus” yesterday should have been condemned. She, Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden chastised the President for closing the border. How many more would have suffered and died if we followed that counsel?
The media cannot have it both ways. They must call it as it happened. There are plenty of other issues.
An example was yesterday, the progressive DA in St. Louis County who is bringing charges against the couple who you saw come out and protect their home. The husband and wife were each charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon.
The Governor of Missouri said, if charged, he would pardon them.
So you decide which side you are on. The President is for the couple. Joe Biden has not commented. The DA is a Democrat. The Governor a Republican.
A second issue in the news today is housing.
President Trump said he plans this week to reverse an Obama-era regulation designed to encourage more low-income units in the country’s suburbs. This puts him on the opposite side of Joe Biden who last week announced he favored this.
Your vote decides this.
One major problem the President has is the division in his own party. Where the Democrats are united to defeat him, many in his own party work against him.
In fact the Biden campaign is lining up Republican speakers for their convention. Ex Governor John Kasich is one set to endorse Biden and speak.
We all know about the Romneys and their “never Trump” stance. Now add this, yesterday Congressman Matt Gaetz attacked the number three Republican in the House (Liz Cheney), accusing her of working against the President. He said she should resign or be removed her role as conference chairperson.
more news today
In a letter to FBI Director Christoper A. Wray, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (chairman of the House Intelligence Committee), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and Sen. Mark Warner (ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee), expressed concern that lawmakers could be a target of a disinformation campaign. “Given the seriousness and specificity of these threats … we believe it is imperative that the FBI provide a classified defensive briefing to all Members of Congress and that the briefing draw on all-source intelligence information and analysis, consistent with due regard for the protection of sensitive intelligence sources and methods,” the lawmakers wrote.
This struck for two reasons:
First, there were more reports released yesterday that showed the FBI (through Peter Strzok’s notes) knew from the outset the Russian Collusion story was a hoax, the Steele Dossier was fake and there was no connection. Yet this very group ran with the story for over two years putting this nation through hearings, charges and costs that were unnecessary.
Now they are worried about what? In my opinion, some, like Schiff, should be charged with lying to the American People.
Second, don’t they have anything else to do with all the country has going on than trying to find scandals for the 2020 election? How about working on our nation’s business.
Now if you think the Russian Collusion was real, and these were the truth finders, you know who to vote for. If you believe the released notes, then you know, too.
A new poll released today gauges public sentiment on statues. About three-fourths of U.S. voters say statues or monuments devoted to people like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson should remain standing. Nearly two-thirds of voters consider these two men to be “heroes.”
Now where do the parties stand on statues? We shared last week Nancy Pelosi said she wasn’t concered about statues. The Republicans seem to be pretty loud that you cannot simply tear them down.
So, where do you stand?
I will state again my stand. The statues stay as an honor to those who built the greatest nation ever on earth, and you build new statues to those who over the years made it even better.
Speaking of polls, we wrote yesterday about the Biden lead. For all you Trumper’s here’s an interesting view today from a veteran columnist named Roger L. Simon:
“Trump has already won the 2020 election,” and he credits the role of the nation’s “normal people,” for the victory.
‘These people aren’t just white. They are brown and black and yellow and everything in between. Some of them are friends and relatives and co-workers who aren’t saying a word about anything, who rarely ever do — who don’t want to get their cars keyed or have something a whole lot worse to happen to them. But they are there. Some of them even cringe at some of Trump’s presumed excesses, but they cringe more at the thought that police will not be there in an emergency for their families. They also despise the cancel culture because they are basically good human beings. These people, when they walk into the voting booth, are not going to be worrying about whether Christopher Columbus was or was not a racist, or whether someone waved a Confederate flag at a NASCAR race. They are going to be worry about whether they can walk their dog at night without fear of being shot.”
notes and observations
Didn’t Mary Trump’s book fall flat after all the hype? Think of her “expose” and coverage as opposed to John Bolton’s. I think she embarrassed herself and anyone who bought her book got taken.
I don’t think the administration should be sending troops to Portland, Chicago or any other city uninvited. The likelihood is increased violence which the local authorities and media will blame on them and the President. Theses places have created a mess, and some federal troops coming in will not fix it. The people of those cities voted in leaders who sympathize with the law breakers. Let them vote them out.
The exception would be if asked. If that happens, then go in full force and make a difference. To do it piecemeal like in Portland is a disaster for the administration. Uninvited means you can only protect federal buildings. That makes no sense.