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.

The Final Debate…

the final debate

The third debate was what the first two should have been. The shame is it wasn’t, and we will never have the discussion on the economy, taxes and foreign policy we should have. The loser in that is the American People and in this election, the President.

Having dug himself a huge hole after debate one and then instinctively (incorrectly in my opinion) cancelling debate two, the President needed a big night. He had a good night, but I don’t think it was big enough to make up debate one.

Now here’s one more thought.
I don’t think the President was accurately prepared again. With all he had riding on the night, he should have taken the time to get his facts lined up. VP Biden took five days, the President did rallies to try and show a difference.
Here are some examples that would have been top of mind if he had prepared:
On healthcare, why didn’t the President look into the camera and ask if people believe Joe Biden on the issue? Isn’t he the person who promised you that costs for your family would drop $2,500 a family? They rose double that. Now he has the answer?
He said no one lost their healthcare — America fact check that.
On China, why wasn’t the President prepared to point out all the jobs that left the U.S. under Biden’s watch and that came back in the last three years?
Ask the American people if the person that created the problem is now the solution?
There was so many chances the President missed on simple examples like this.

What now?
As we have said before it takes a day or two for the debate results to catch up to what actually happened. If I were managing the President’s campaign I would be focused on fact checks today. Biden presented many, and they need to be out there first with their list. Examples:
Fracking. Show the video. He said more than once he would stop it.
Calling people “Predators.” It’s there for the seeing.
Biden said illegal border crossers show up for their hearing. 90% don’t.
He said he had a Republican Congress, that’s why he couldn’t fix the crime bill.
Not true. In years one and two they had a veto proof Democratic congress. (Remember the push to get Obamacare through?)

So go on the attack. They are behind and need to make up ground. If this makes headway, expand it. It’s part of Biden’s style to misspeak. Remember his stories on his college ranking? His arrest supporting Mandela? The black college he said he attended? The minority church he said he was a member of?

Go on the attack with the oil industry. The Biden team is already playing defense trying to walk back the statement. Now they are saying he was referring to ending oil subsidies. This is a major issue.

Add it all up, and now we should take his word that the computer, the emails, the texts and former CEO’s words are all lies and planted? Let’s prove once and for all, is the computer and contents real or Russian intelligence?
And the failure of the MSM to cover this is a threat to our freedom. It is beyond explanation and the excuse of unsubstantiated is a joke. They covered the Russian Collusion for three years and it was a total lie.

I am going to write a book about this election and title it:
The Election The MSM Stole.

Okay, let’s see what the polls say.

have a great day.


All About The Debate…

today is all about the debate

We’ll have limited comments today as tonight’s debate is what the day is about.
We promise tomorrow AM to have our clear analysis.
In debate one we told you the President blew the night and likely the election by his demeanor.
In the VP debate we told you that VP Pence stopped the bleeding and clearly defeated Senator Harris.
The stakes tonight are big.
The President needs a dominant performance. VP Biden needs to hold his own.

One thing on the current scandal

I will say, again, we are at a dangerous moment in our history. When the old media like the NYT and ABC as well as the new Social Media leaders like Facebook and Twitter deny coverage of a story, our freedom is at risk.

There is far more evidence of truth to this Biden computer story than there was to the Russian Collusion. Far more to this than the President over the graves story.
Yet, two weeks in and they continue to not cover it. How is that possible, and how do the American people allow that?

Well there are two things in this morning’s NY Post that I am attaching a link to that I urge you to read.

The column is by Michael Goodwin who reports on a statement and comments from Tony Bobulinski who was a partner with Hunter Biden and a participant of the email with the designation “Big Guy.” He knows who that is.
Bobulinski, a military veteran from a military family, is the CEO of partnership company for China and the Biden family.
Here is the links to Goodwin’s story with Bobulinski’s statement at the bottom. I would urge you to read it. Then ask yourself is this at least worth reporting?

https://nypost.com/2020/10/22/hunter-biz-partner-confirms-e-mail-details-joe-bidens-push-to-make-millions-from-china/

amy coney barrett today

Really, the Democrats are boycotting the hearing today to vote on her?

Really, Chuck Schumer spoke to Dianne Feinstein to reprimand her for being friendly to Lindsey Graham after the session?
The same Diane Feinstein who started the whole “dogma” thing?

have a great day and enjoy the debate tonight!

Giving Up Days…

man standing on stage

why would you give up a week

Watching the President hold his rallies, often twice a day, it still shocks that VP Biden would have only one event in six days.
I think the polls are going to show additional tightening because of it, as Biden’s lead continues to narrow.

36 million have voted and now the debate

The President has blown the first two debates. He derailed his campaign with his demeanor in the first one.
He cancelled the second, because of the virtual nature, when he needed it.
This third one is his last chance.
He better be preparing and going over every detail, because his opponent has certainly done that. Biden knows, a strong performance and he can think about the color scheme he wants in the oval office. He will be ready. The President has to be prepared to counter and articulate facts. Is he preparing? Who knows.

this campaign has been so void of issues

This campaign has been so void of the issues. It has been noisy and full of charges of all types, but how many can relate to the issues?
Yesterday at his Erie, PA rally the President did the job of the media. He had giant screens and played VP Biden and Senator Harris saying over and over they were going to stop fracking (in fact Harris said on “day one.”)
Of course now in the general election, they are not going to stop it and Biden said the President was lying about his position.
I ask you, are Biden and Harris for or against fracking?

Let’s talk taxes. This impacts us all. Do you know the candidates plans? You know the President wants to lower taxes and Biden raise them. What does raising them mean? Here’s some information:

  1. Raising the top marginal individual income tax rate to 39.6 percent.
  2. Creating a payroll tax “donut hole” where the Social Security tax (13.4% increase, 6.2 % each for employer and employee), currently imposed on the first $137,700 of wage income will be restored above $400,000 of income. How long do you think that will last before it is narrowed more?
  3. Restoring the so-called Pease Limitation which reduces the value of itemized deductions by 3 percent of every dollar of taxable income above a certain threshold.
  4. The estate tax exemption would drop by about 50%.
  5. The corporate rate would rise from 21% to 28%.
  6. The maximum Child and Dependent Tax Credit would rise from $3,000 to $8,000 ($16,000 for more than one dependent.)
  7. Tax relief would be offered for student debt forgiveness and the first-time homebuyers credit would be restored.
  8. The unclear element is how high taxes will be on capital gains and dividends. There were reports that these limits would be equal to your income levels. In a real issue campaign this would be discussed and we would know.

    I think the best comment on taxes came from rapper 50 Cent when he saw taxes in NY would be 62% under this plan. He said he was out and moving elsewhere, and then endorsed Donald Trump by saying:
    “I Don’t Want To Be 20 Cent.”

the fbi and doj say no

The FBI and DOJ backed the words of DNI head John Ratcliff that there is no Russian involvement in the Hunter Biden computer issue.
Think about that. The MSM is running with the Adam Schiff lie that this is Russian led, thus they refuse to cover it; while social media denies allowing any story on their platforms.
Despite these statements nothing changed and ABC, with zero coverage to date, continues down that path. Twitter and Facebook continue to lock out the story.

In my opinion the press and social media press need to go back to school and retake the courses on free speech, open press and their obligations.

the supreme court

Tomorrow we are back to the Amy Coney Barrett hearings. Meanwhile the Supreme Court voted 4-4 this week to allow (a tie vote upholds the lower court ruling) mailed in ballots to be counted up to three days after the election.
Now in the past when I voted absentee I knew my ballot needed to be in their hands on election day. Now we allow three days, while other states like Michigan wanted fourteen days (for Pony Express delivery I guess).
Now you can argue about the three days, but the other provision in the PA decision bothered me.
The court said you can count the ballot even if there is no clear postmark! Now doesn’t that leave some room for fraud?
The 4-4 vote saw Chief Justice Roberts join the three liberal judges again.
So when you hear this new court will be 6-3, don’t believe it. John Roberts has proven over and over he is not one of the six.

have a great day

Let’s See…

flag of america

On My Mind with two weeks to go:

The Post Office

I was out yesterday driving to drop my off my ballot, and the thought of the 31 million who have already voted crossed my mind.
Then a thought hit me.

Remember all that noise the Democrats made about the post office and their inability to handle anything this election year? What happened? I haven’t heard a word about it since, and didn’t they say the Post Office needed $25 Billion more dollars or they couldn’t function? It was all over the news for weeks.
Now, the Postmaster General said they were fine and this was a nothing issue. Who was right?
Does anyone now hold those in congress who made all that noise for weeks responsible? Does the MSM take back all their charges?

How many times can the American people be treated as fools before they awaken?

The biden schedule and the president

In what universe does a candidate take off 5 of 6 days with two weeks and three days to go? Beginning this past Saturday until the debate Thursday that is the Biden plan. How is that possible?

As remarkable as that is how can the MSM not be making an issue of this?
Now why would VP Biden be off the trail?
I can only think of three reasons:

1. He needs the time to prep for the debate.
If that’s true he’s not fit to be President after 47 years in D.C.
2. He needs the rest.
If that’s true he’s not fit to be President.
3. He wants to avoid questions about Hunter’s laptop and his involvement.
If that’s true he’s in big trouble.

Now there is another thought that goes like this.
Let the President go out there all day and night and talk. He will talk people out of voting for him, like attacking Dr. Fauci yesterday. You see, the President will say something, the media will run with it, and no one will know Joe is home all day.

Can you think if any other reason for the stay at home startegy?

the hunter computer, the media and schiff

Unreal that the MSM print and television are not running this story. They run with the Schiff lie that it’s Russian planted information, despite the Director of Intelligence calling him out.

There is something very wrong in our nation when the MSM and Social Media take something with far greater validity than the Russian Collusion story and put it aside.
The very fact that, I would bet, more people still believe the collusion story than have the details of the computer is a damnation of our “free press.”

Every American should be concerned. Especially since you don’t hear the ex VP, his son or the campaign calling it fake. Add that Biden’s attorney, according to the store owner, called the day the story broke to ask for the computer back!
Not newsworthy?

One more thing on this issue. We keep hearing there is so much more on it to come. Do you think the Republicans are waiting for Thursday AM to break the stories in preparation for the debate and force a discussion?
On the other side, is VP Biden preparing to answer?
Things like I heard the stories and they refer to 2017. Let me remind you, in 2017 I was a private citizen and able to conduct business as such. Even if their outrageous charges were true there was no crime.
The President, if he actually prepares, has to be ready to quote 2015 events and do it clearly and succinctly.

one issue on my mind. the corporate tax

Keeping and bringing jobs back to America should be front and center in this campaign, but gets no coverage.
The President, in his tax plan, made it a point to lower the corporate tax to make us competitive and try and bring jobs back. I think he was more successful in doing so than any President in recent times.
Now VP Biden says he is going to raise the corporate tax. Not back to where it was when he was VP (35%), but to 28%. (It is 21% now. So half of it back.)
His rationale is this.
Do you know how many corporations like Amazon pay zero?
Well here’s a thought Mr. VP.
Raising the rate to 28% is not going to solve that issue. Raising the rate is going to drive more manufacturing jobs out and stop the return; and guess what? Companies are still going to pay zero. Instead of raising the rate, why don’t you take away the deductions.
It’s the deductions allowed over your 47 years in office that allows zero payment and not the 21% rate. Let’s keep our jobs and bring more back, stop the media hysteria.

have a great day.

Let’s Clear Up…

let’s clear up some things- First the Court

We continue to hear that Democrats plan to pack the court in retaliation to what Republicans have done. We all know about the Merrick Gerland situation, but let’s go a step further so you can judge.
In the Trump era:
Justice Scalia, appointed by President Reagan, died. Neil Gorsuch replaced him.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, appointed by President Reagan, a Republican, retired.
President Obama, a Democrat, nominated Garland. He was not acted upon.
President Trump, a Republican, nominated Brett Kavanaugh.
So that appointment, no matter how controversial, did not change the face or balance of the court.
There are no Republican or Democratic seats, but it maintained appointment by party.
Now we have the death of Justice Ginsburg and that is a change.
So no matter what you hear, there is only one seat that has changed.
One, not two or three.
Presidents Obama, Clinton and Bush all had two appointments.
President Trump got to appoint three justices because two died and one retired.

I don’t think any of this justifies packing of the court, no matter who wins.

Really MSM – Schiff can say that?

So Adam Schiff, who lied to them on “collusion in plain sight” and led us through three years of turmoil and $50 million wasted dollars, goes on TV and says the Hunter Biden Computer is “Russian misinformation.”
Worse, they believe him, let him get away with it and run with the story!

I saw the Director of National Intelligence say today that Schiff is lying. How does he know? Well, he said, we the national intelligence department supply him the intelligence information, and that is nowhere.
Thus, the question where does Schiff get his information? He better start relying on official sources.

Will you hear that anywhere on the MSM today?

off the trail, really?

On Saturday morning I was stunned to hear that VP Biden had called a lid on the day at 9 AM.
What, I said, two weeks to election and no campaigning on Saturday?

That shock lasted until Sunday when after one event he announced he will be off the trail Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until the debate that night.

There has never been a major campaign with that schedule. Something is wrong.

Just really’s

Really Nancy Pelosi, now that the polls show you are being blamed for the hold up of the stimulus you are telling the President and Senate they have 48 hours to agree?

Really, the moderator (and her family) for this next debate is so tied to the Democratic party? How can that be after what we just learned about the last one?
To the commission:
When you chose her did you see/hear the video I did of her talking to Hillary’s campaign manager and telling her what questions she planned for the next debate? Did you know her connection to the Democratic party?

Why don’t we just add Donna Brazille, and they can go practice with VP Biden before Thursday since he’s at home?

Do you wonder if anything is planned before the Thursday vote to pass Judge Barrett to the full Senate on Friday? Remember, this is when the Kavanaugh hearing blew up.

the election

The polls continue to say Biden and a Democratic Sweep, though the fourteen point lead in some is now single digit.
The betting odds began a narrowing over the weekend from a high of 66% for Biden to 58% this AM. The lowest it has been since the President blew debate number one.
On the House the Democrats remain in the high 90% area to control.
On the Senate the Democrats are 84% to win control.

Have a great day.

Debate and Town Hall

one town hall and one debate

What was set up as competing Town Halls turned out to be one Town Hall and one debate. The media was at it again.

Let’s see, on NBC the Moderator/debater asked 43 questions and the “Town Hall” participants 10.
Then add her tone, anger and constant interruption and you realized this was a debate.
You know what made it worse for NBC?
The women behind the President shaking their heads in agreement with him all night. Someone at NBC will pay the price for that!
For his part, the President was on his best behavior and did an excellent job. Sharp, clear and under control. He was everything he should have been in debate one.

On ABC George lived up to expectations. Did you notice the difference in this Town Hall versus when he hosted the President? Then it was hard ball, last night soft ball.
For his part, VP Biden answered the questions. He went a little long on a few of them, but he answered them.
Now, how is it possible that no questions were raised about the discovered information on Hunter Biden’s computer? Ask yourself if that were a Trump child, a Bush or a any other Republican, would it have come up? Why are there different standards if it isn’t personal bias?

So at the end of the night, both candidates held up. I think the President might have reassured his base more.

One note to George. You asked the former VP about his position on packing the court. He said he will tell people before the election. George, you report every morning on GMA how early voting is exploding, and today we hear 20 million have already voted. Didn’t you think about pointing that out?

and just for fun

All this happened on the day the moderator for the second debate, who we told you was a former Biden intern, Ted Kennedy aide and supporter of a “Never Trump” group, had to admit he lied and was suspended. He lied about a tweet on President Trump and said his twitter account was hacked.

If you don’t think the media is biased you are missing the real story and danger to our nation.

have a great day.



Barrett and Biden…

barrett day two

Clearly Amy Barrett shone in her two days, and no matter what was tried she was able to parry the inquiry. Highly qualified, it is only political anger that will drag this out. I have no idea what they will introduce today. Remember, it was after the hearing that the Kavanaugh charges arose. Stay tuned.

the biden releases

Yesterday we raised the issue if the MSM would even cover the story. Well it was worse than we thought.
The MSM did not cover one second last night on their nightly news.
The NYT headlines today avoided the story. Check its front page.
Then FaceBook and Twitter took a stand and denied sharing it.
This morning the AM shows on the MSM avoided it again.

You only heard this story if you watched FoxNews, FoxBusiness, OAN or Newsmax. You only read it if you saw one of the few conservative papers like the NY Post.
That is a shame.

There is not much more to add. We had the leading candidate for President say he never talked to, much less met with, his son about his business in the countries that he, as VP, was in charge of. When evidence from the son’s own computer emerges that this was a lie, the media doesn’t cover it. They have chosen a side, and that is not only wrong but dangerous.

The examples of Twitter and FaceBook are starkly clear.
They ban this story.
They cut off the NY Post account.
They cut off the President’s Press Secretary’s account.
Why did they ban it? Unproven and “hacked” they said.
“Hacked,” what was hacked?
Now think about this:
Did they ban anything on the Russian Hoax? That was a lie.
Do they still allow things about the Steele Dossier? It’s a lie.
Did they stop the distribution of the President’s hacked taxes?
Did they allow the story that the President said negative things on the graves of soldiers?
Did they ban any lie on the administration over the past three + years?

No, not a single one. The N.Y. Post, a reputable newspaper dating back to Alexander Hamilton gets banned.

The media is the problem in this country, and they are influencing this election outcome in my opinion. This story is all the proof you need.

a few quick hits

How often did you hear about the U.S. numbers being so much worse than Europe because our leadership has failed us? The media runs with that.
Well, did you know this?
Europe has overtaken the U.S. in new Covid-19 cases. In a key metric that tracks the virus’s spread, the number of cases per million people, the 27 European Union nations plus the U.K. recorded 152 cases for every million residents over a seven-day period ending on Oct. 12. In the U.S. over that same timespan there were about 150 cases per million residents.
I bet you didn’t.

While on the Coronavirus, I want to address something the hero that the media created on handling the virus, Andrew Cuomo, said today.
First, a little history. Remember when:
Cuomo asked which 25,000 people he should tell to die because he didn’t have ventilators? He was blaming Washington for his failure to have any. Well, we the taxpayers funded them for him. He never needed 5,000.
Remember when he was accused of sending seniors to nursing homes, spreading the disease and so many died? Remember when he blamed everyone else for that?
Remember when we, the taxpayers, converted the Javits Center into a hospital?
Remember when we built a hospital in Central Park?
Remember when we sent a military hospital ship to the city?
They barely used the last three, but sent 6,300 patients back to nursing homes.
He owns the result of that decision.

Okay, so yesterday here is what Andrew said in a CNN interview.
New York’s hospitals “were never overwhelmed” at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo claimed Wednesday, continuing his apparent rewrite of history in defense of a state Health Department mandate that barred nursing homes from turning away sickly seniors.

He was on there promoting his new book about his leadership in a crisis.
Yet the press has convinced most citizens the President failed and Gov Cuomo was a hero. Ask the families of those he sent back to the nursing homes, because the MSM won’t.

election update

The WSJ/NBC poll released today is Biden by 11.
Decision Desk says Biden has a 85.3% of winning and estimates the electoral college as 315-223.
Senate Polls released say that the Democrats are about to control the chamber.
Example: In North Carolina, Cal Cunningham admitted to an extra-marital affair. In that time, Cunningham’s poll numbers have increased.
The House is 99% to go Democratic and keep Nancy Pelosi as leader.
The betting odds are 65-35 for Biden

Let’s see the dueling Town Halls tonight. I think the President is making a bet he will outdraw Biden. I have my doubts. I think people see enough of the President and knows all about him. They want to see Biden.
I want to see if the ABC questions for Biden are as tough as they were for the Trump Town Hall there. They were tough! Tonight?

have a great day

Score one for Barrett…

Day one

Let’s keep this simple, Amy Coney Barrett won day one going away. One more day of enduring the senate and she can sit back and await the vote.
Who lost? Besides us who had to watch that ridiculousness I think the biggest loser was Senator Mazie Keiko Hirono. Really Senator?

Now if day two goes as well for her here’s a question. Is any Democrat going to vote “yes?” Are Senators Collins and Murkowski still going to vote “no?”
What would be the reasoning to vote no? Qualifications are off the chart. Integrity unquestioned. What is it? Trump picked her? The Republicans should not have nominated someone?
So let me understand this.
A highly qualified person by every standard, a woman, who we are all trying to elevate in society, should be denied for no fault of her own? She did nothing but earn the right to be nominated. You find her flawless, and then you want to punish her? Explain that to me, and do it before you tell me Merrick Garland was treated unfairly. I agree Garland should have been acted upon, but now you want to make your own wrong? This is why you were elected? I thought elected officials were there to do the right thing. When is the right thing the wrong thing?
Maybe they got religion listening to Barrett and now believe an eye for an eye is the right path in life.

Is this for real?

Two stories today that the MSM should have covered and didn’t, because they are biased are these?

1. The NY Post reported and printed emails off a computer that Hunter Biden introduced and had a meeting with his Dad (when he was VP) and a Ukrainin Executive from Burisma. Emails!
Now, VP Biden has said over and over he never met with anyone his son worked with.
News worthy? Not to the MSM. Now if it were a child of someone else would we hear it?

2. The whole, now proven Russian Hoax, was based upon the Steele Dossier. That you know now. But, we learned yesterday that the FBI leads on the case (you know them) relied upon news stories to boost their case. Okay. Except for one thing. They were the ones planting the false stories in Mother Jones and elsewhere!
Read that again.
They planted the stories, which turned out to be false, and used the planted stories to support their reasoning for the FISA court. Wow!

More not reported? The supreme Court

Two stories on the Supreme Court I bet you heard a lot of before, but not today, in the MSM.

  1. Remember all the coverage of the Democratic charge in court that the President was profiting by him being in office? Lots of coverage of the congressional case, led by Stolen Valor Senator Blumenthal.
    We have long reported here that the President and his family have lost money in his time in office.
    Well yesterday the Supreme Court dropped the case and it is over.
    Did you hear that on the MSM? You heard about it when it was introduced, why not now?
  2. The Supreme Court also ruled in favor of the Trump administration yesterday saying the census ends this Friday and is not extended as Democratic lawmakers want.
    Folks you had six months to find three minutes to do the census. Enough is enough.

have a great day

Three Weeks…

amy coney barrett

Today we are about to sit through about eleven hours of hearings and questioning. I watched yesterday and walked away completely disgusted with what appointments to the court have become.
I heard one MSM station say the Democrats launched an “offensive” against the nominee. Well I agree with the word “offensive,” but not as they used it. It is “offensive” how elected senators act and treat individuals who in their lifetime have risen to the point they are nominated for this lifetime role.

I have news for them. They concentrated on the Affordable Care Act. The Act that they told us we had to pass to know what was in it. The Act they told us would reduce healthcare costs for every family by $2,500; yet they went up by that much. The Act they said wasn’t a tax, but the Justice of the Supreme Court had to call it one to make it stand in a 5-4 vote.
Now the claim is Amy Barrett will make it 5-4 to overturn it, therefore she cannot be seated. Now follow this. The case before the court was one where the lower court ruled the ACA was illegal. So, if all their claims are real a 4-4 vote means the lower court ruling stands. Got that?
Its just another lie the MSM won’t call them on.

What a shame Barrett, her family and all of us have to go through this. She is replacing a justice who was approved 96-3. You decide why.

Finally, because its personal to me, Stolen Valor Senator Blumenthal lecturing Amy Barrett is just deplorable. I know that’s true for almost every veteran I know.

speaking of deciding

Here are a few issues in the news that can help you decide. Most the MSM won’t report on:

Yesterday former VP Biden released a statement celebrating Indigenous people Day. “Our nation has never lived up to our full promise …..”
Donald Trump wished people a Happy Columbus Day.

The MSM reported today how the President was out without a mask again. How many in the audience in Florida were too. They were all negative on the President. They showed VP Biden at his rally with a mask and people in cars to socially distance.
You know what they never mentioned?
There may have been more Trump protesters at that rally than people in cars.
They never mentioned the three concerning gaffes Biden made yesterday:
He said to the crowd he was running for the “senate.”
He forgot the name of that “Mormon Governor.” (Mitt Romney)
Announced the wrong state he was in.
Okay, simple mistakes right?
Maybe, or maybe not. He’s not out that often and there are questions. Don’t you think it’s something they should mention?

Speaking of the MSM, why didn’t they cover the story of VP Biden claiming he was “raised” in a black church. When the congregants and longtime assistant were asked not a single one knew of nor ever heard that. Now on top of his saying he attended a predominately black college, Delaware State, that was proven untrue, and the lie about being arrested in South Africa, shouldn’t this be news?

Now I am not dismissing anything the President says, and he provides much amber; but the coverage of his words are extensive, and we always know where he stands.

election thoughts

The polls which ballooned to double digits after the first debate continue to show a wide Biden lead. The betting odds continue to widen and say Biden. Last week after the VP debate I said those polls would cease widening and begin narrowing. That is about to happen.
This race will narrow in the coming days, but VP Biden and the Democrats today are headed for a sweep of the Presidency, Senate and House as of this writing.

The one thing that must be considered is the enthusiasm gap. The President’s supporters are certainly turning out for rallies and will vote. The question I have is how many additional votes are Democrats going to generate with their mail in push. That could well be the difference.

have a great day

Just crazy…

you couldn’t write this

We are a little over three weeks to electing a President, a leader of the free world. Has it ever been a crazier time?

We have a President whose ego, mouth, tweeting and actions are destroying all he has done.
We have a challenger that shows no energy and has questions arise about him.
Combine that with a biased media that is so bad we should all be concerned.

it’s just crazy

So we have a challenger who says I will tell you the day after the election if I will pack the court – and the media doesn’t call him on it?
WAIT, we don’t have a right to know if you plan to fundamentally change one of three branches of our government? In what universe of a free and open society is that possible?
Only in one where the media is so much on his side they don’t raise the issue.

We come off a debate where VP Pence clearly outclassed his challenger (and the media is catching up to that today), yet the news gets diverted because the commission changes the debate rules?
WHAT?
How do you do that at 7:30 AM the morning after the debate? You’re all political and you know that will take away from coverage and discussion of it.

Then the President, obviously  desperate realizing he is losing this election, goes on the airwaves all day. Right then you know he will be saying things that have you shaking your head and the media will run with all day.
EXAMPLE:
He intimates he caught the Covid virus from a meeting with Gold Star Parents who wanted to get close to him? What? First of all you are commander in chief. Second, none of them tested positive so how can you say that?

Follow that with Nancy Pelosi announcing she wants a commission to look at if the 25th Admentment should be applied because the President is ill.
WHAT?
A new way to try and impeach him? Really? We want her as speaker four more years?

It’s crazy, just completely crazy.
You don’t hear that though, because the media has a mission. Beat Donald Trump and that is the only side they want to cover.

While we’re at it, can someone please explain why the MSM has not covered one second of the reports that it was the Clinton campaign that began the whole Russian hoax? For three years you were wall to wall that the Trump campaign did it, and that turned out to be a lie. Why the silence now?
The media is a problem.

Want more?

How can this debate commission justity their actions beyond what they did yesterday. Like how could the moderator chosen for the now cancelled debate be an ex Joe Biden intern? One who worked closely with Ted Kennedy? One who tweeted “never Trump”?
The moderator of the VP debate this week is finishing her glowing auto biography of Nancy Pelosi and her stellar leadership.
No need to discuss Chris Wallace who was moderator of debate one.

How can the Michigan Governor blame President Trump and get major media coverage and support for saying it was his fault for the planned attack on her?
It was the DOJ under his administration that broke it up.

Finally, I heard the President again asked today if he would encourage his supporters to cast mail in votes. He said no. He said absentee yes, but the mailed ballots no.
WHAT?
The states are doing it. The courts are saying count them. Are you serious? You better encourage every vote you can.

have a great weekend

Let’s Talk Joe Biden

how to shoot yourself

Yesterday we talked about the President’s words upon returning to the White House and how damaging they were. Coming off that disastrous debate fiasco it was self inflicted shot number two.
You can now add number three.
Why did he announce he cut talks with Nancy Pelosi? For once he had her on the defense. She went from $3.4 trillion to $2.4 to $2.2 for a stimulus. All he had to do was say I am trying. I want relief for the people, a stimulus check today. I want extended unemployment approved – today. I want funds for the airline industry to keep them afloat. You (Nancy) say you want this too, I challenge you to agree and provide Americans this relief today. I promise we will stay at the table and discuss the areas we don’t agree on.
Instead he goes off the rail, tweets he is walking away and who looks bad?

For a deeper read into what Pelosi has in the bill I have included a link to a column today by Betsy McCaughey on the details at the bottom of this blog.

I would like to know where Joe Biden stands on funds for what both sides agree on. While on VP Biden I have some questions the press seems to avoid:

before the vp debate let’s talk biden

We’ve attacked the President for many of the things he has said, but let’s take a moment now to talk about former VP Biden, and what he hasn’t said.
How is it he has gotten within 26 days of the election, is the clear favorite and hasn’t answered the questions we (or at least I) want to know?

He had a debate where the President and the moderator let him off the hook on a question like “Will you stack the court?”
He said he would not answer the question in the debate right before the President cut him off and the moderator never followed up.
Why don’t we deserve to know that answer? Why has no reporter pursued asking it? Why is it in his power puff Town Halls has no one asked?
Are we ready to make him President if he supports Schumer and team to stack the court?

Where does he stand on fracking? I love low gas prices and plentiful supply. I have heard him say more than once he was going to stop it. I have heard him say he wasn’t going to stop it. I have heard him say he was going to allow what there is, but allow no more new sites.
Don’t we deserve to know where he stands?

On taxes I heard him say he was going to raise taxes on those making $400,000 and above. I have also heard him say he is going to rescind the Trump tax cuts. Well those cuts were a larger percent in the lower income brackets.
Which is it? Am I the only one who wants to know?

I heard him say, and read on his position paper, he is for the new Green Deal. Then I heard him say he is not for it but for the Biden Green Deal. Well what is it? And what is the Biden Green Deal? How is it different from the far left Green Deal?
I’d like to know, wouldn’t you?

I heard him say he wants to raise the corporate tax rate to 28%. (The President reduced it to 21%, to bring back jobs.) Does he think the 39% it was before the President lowered it was too high? Why did he allow that when he was in office? How does he know 28% will not reverse job growth? Most competitive countries are below that.

I heard him say he gave the President a booming economy and jobs returning. But I heard President Obama say he needed a magic wand to bring jobs back. Well the record says that in 8 years the Obama/Biden administration produced 192,000 manufacturing jobs. The first three years of the Trump administration produced 475,000. What am I missing? Can someone ask him please.

By the way, it was the same with construction jobs. 280,000 in eight years versus 746,000 in the past three.

Can someone please ask why he was against the Bin Laden raid and the actions against Solemani and Al Bagdahi? Does he think the actions were right now? I think if they were still around they would killing more Americans. Does he?

While on that, then Secretary Gates, among others, has said you were on the wrong side of every foreign policy issues for the past 40 years. Did that surprise you? Why was he wrong?

You thought NAFTA was good and canceling it would be wrong. Now you say the USMCA is better. If you were President we would still have NAFTA, be in the TPP and funding NATO at the record levels we were. Would that have been better for us?

Many in your party talk of allowing abortion even after birth. Most up to the moment the baby is born. You talk of your catholicism, where do you stand?

You said as late as March of this year that China is no competitor to us, “c’mon man.” Now you said we must deal with China. When did you change your mind?

Do you think Iran is more of a threat today than the day you gave them $1.5 billion in cash, because the middle-east countries don’t think so. You really want to put the Iran agreement back in place?

The St.Louis couple that defended their home were indicted yesterday by a Grand Jury. The same jury that dropped all charges against those who came on their property. Do you see this as justice? Would this couple have come out of their house with guns if their property was not invaded?

While senator you passed the toughest law to lock up minorities. Were you wrong then? When did you change your mind?
In a debate over desegregation you said you didn’t want your kids growing up “in a racial jungle.” What did you mean and when did you change your mind on that?
While answering those, do you still feel someone who is black and not voting for you isn’t really black?

I have many more, but the VP has skated by to within 26 days of the election. How is that possible?

finally the debate tonight

The pressure is on VP Pence to stop the Biden/Harris momentum. A CNN/SSRS poll released today shows that 56% of registered voters said they were planning to support Mr. Biden while only 41% said they backed Mr. Trump.
The 15-point lead is the largest advantage yet for the former vice president for this survey.
Biden is pulling away and taking the senate and house with him.

The betting odds are up to 65% for Biden.

By the way, the moderator tonight is Susan Page, She is the USA Today’s Washington Bureau chief. You should know she is currently at work on a book titled “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi / Lessons of Power,” a 432-page biography set to be published in a few months.

have a great day

Link to column by Betsy McCaughey:
https://nypost.com/2020/10/06/nancy-pelosis-covid-relief-bill-is-mainly-just-a-left-wing-wish-list/

Even Good is Bad…

When Good is bad

The President gets released from the hospital and then he and his media adversaries manage to mangle a positive moment. Oh what we’ve come too!

First the President.
He wanted to portray strength and leadership. No doubt he was thinking back to President Reagan and how he handled being shot and subsequent hospitalizations.
He wanted to portray that we can beat this virus. That recovery rates are high and medicines being utilized now are increasing that number.
All good.
By doing that he wanted to convey it was necessary for him as President to be out and be an example for the people. To be locked in would send the wrong signal. A subtle comparison of leadership to VP Biden.
Okay, I get that too.
Now his words and actions brought that “oh no” look to my face.
You can’t say “don’t be scared of the virus.”
The right words were the progress we were making with therapeutics and a vaccine. He could have said “I am an example. Six months ago this virus was an unknown, today we have learned much on how to treat it.”
Then he could have explained how the elderly and those with pre existing conditions must continue taking extra precaution as we move toward a release of the vaccine.
Leadership in words and actions, not telling me you are the leader.

That said, the media was ridiculous.
They attacked. Called him every name possible from Mussolini to a despot dictator. They took such joy in attacking you wondered if they were happy he was alive and released. They didn’t celebrate the progress we made as much as the President is the cause.

Let me say this one more time. China is one hundred percent responsible for every death from this virus. They could have prevented it from spreading. They lied. To see a poll today that Americans blame America for the spread is appalling.

Let’s just do a few fact checks here:
Who closed the China border, and who called that racist?
Who closed travel to Europe, and who called that wrong?
What Governor on the calls with the VP and task force ever said the President and team did not give them what they wanted and needed?
What did Dr. Fauci say except that the administration did everything they wanted?

The media has misled Americans.

have a great day

Under A Month…

As The President Recovers

As the reports appear positive on his fight against the Coronavirus we are all (well most of us) grateful for that. We keep in mind all those also inflicted last week and hope they too are recovering well. Governor Christie in the hospital with both asthma and high BMI is of the most concern.
Let’s continue to pray that they, and all inflicted, recover and we make progress as a nation and world to find therapeutics and a vaccine.

The President’s Campaign is not recovering

What appears to not be recovering is the President’s campaign. As predicted here last week, no matter what spin they were putting on it, the President’s outrageous debate performance was going to show up in the polls. Over the weekend it has. He is down 14 points in the NBC/WSJ poll.

It has gotten so bad that the betting odds after reaching 61-39 for VP Biden have gone off the board.

Whoever advised the President to be so aggressive in the debate is up there with those who advised leaders that we should appease Hitler and he will be happy. The strategy should not have been interrupt Biden, but let him talk. The President needed the debates to turn the election, and all he did was the opposite.

Can he recover?

The days are dwindling and the mail in votes are being cast. The strategy to knock mail in voting was another ill advised move. It took too long to separate absentee requests from unsolicited mailed ballots. Depending on one day, with weather, the virus expansion and all that goes with it was another mistake.

If you would have told me that the Joe Biden we saw in the early Democratic debates would be elected President I would have thought you lost judgement. It appears now we are on the verge of that happening.

The questions the Republicans better raise are these.
Do you want to wake up on November 4th and have Joe Biden as President, Chuck Schumer as Senate Leader and Nancy Pelosi as Speaker?
Do you think the answer for the economy now is to rescind the Trump tax cuts?
Do you think the way to get jobs back is raise corporate taxes again? (Trump reduced it to 21% to bring jobs back, Biden promises to raise them to 28%.)
Is Joe Biden, who as late as March of this year said, “China is going to eat our lunch. C’mon man,” the answer to solve the issue now?
Don’t we deserve to know if he (Biden) agrees with his party leaders to stack the Supreme Court? To change the rules again in the Senate and eliminate the filibuster?
Don’t we deserve to know if the report that the Clinton campaign began the Russian collusion story is fact? After all we have spent 4 years on a false story.

You get the idea. They have to stop the noise and get to facts. The longer they don’t, the less sand is left in the glass on the days to election.

have a great day

Today…

today we simply pray

With the news of the President and First Lady coming down with the Coronavirus we simply pause and join with millions of our fellow national and world citizens in praying for their quick and full recovery.

We pray for them as we do all the Hope Hicks of the world who learned and continue to receive the news of their contraction of this virus. As we also remember those impacted by it and the souls we lost in the past nine months.

A vaccine cannot come quickly enough to lift the world from the clutches of this unnecessarily spread deadly virus.

The Aftermath…

the spin

Both sides were out spinning they won. Biden called the President’s debate antics a “national disgrace.” The Trump team said he won and were emphatic that he attacked Biden on the issues.
I made clear my thoughts yesterday. All I will say today is this. I don’t think VP Biden lost any votes from watching the debate. I think the President did.
We’ll see what the polls say.

In any case the commission is going to change the rules going forward. One more outcome of the Trump era!

Now the media must review

The media should be out more with fact checking on the parts we could hear.
We heard them say the Portland chief did not endorse the President as claimed.

We saw the NYT call Joe Biden on his claims of the economy turned over to the Trump administration. They actually said Biden was wrong on his claims.
They also called him on blaming the President for the recession. They know what I do and you do, the recession was because of the Coronavirus.

Further there were claims on whether Biden was truthful on the Green Deal. He said he did not support it. His website has this:
“Biden believes the new Green Deal is a crucial framework for meeting the climate challenges we face.”

Then there was the question if Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from the wife of Moscow’s mayor at the time. VP Biden was empathic that was a lie. This from the Washington Times today:
Hunter Biden received a single wire transfer of $3.5 million from Elena Baturina. The Senate report said she became a billionaire through illegal construction contracts awarded by her husband, since deceased. This is based on Treasury Department reports.
The Senate report says, “On Feb. 14, 2014, Baturina wired $3.5 million to a Rosemont Seneca Thornton LLC (Rosemont Seneca Thornton) bank account for a ‘Consultancy Agreement.’ Rosemont Seneca Thornton is an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Bidenthat was incorporated on May 28, 2013 in Wilmington, Del.”

We want to know the truth. The press needs to do their job (fair and balanced for once) as they have in the past. BTW, Russia invaded Crimea in Ukraine the month Ms. Baturina sent the money.

Chris Wallace

A good number of people are blaming Chris Wallace for the debate getting out of control. I wouldn’t put myself in that camp, though I think he left some things on the table.

He never got back to asking VP Biden to answer the question about court stacking and getting rid of the filibuster. Why not?
I am even more concerned about this today after hearing Chuck Schumer clearly say he was in this camp and wanting to add Washington DC and Puerto Rico as states.
Those three moves could foster a Democratic Government far into the foreseeable future. If that’s a possible outcome of this election I want to know.

He didn’t press the explosive charges of the President on Ukraine and Moscow dollars to the Biden family, why not?

Now he did press the President on white supremacy. I went back to see the transcript and found it interesting. Take a look. If you were the President do you think you might have answered the question here, and who said the words “stand down” first?

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Now Wallace in introducing this mentioned Charlottesville Va. He used that to paint the President in a corner. Here’s the Washington Post talking about what he said back then in Charlottesville. (And remember the Washington Post is no friend of the President.)
While he condemned right-wing hate groups — “those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans” — he appeared to believe there were peaceful protesters there as well.
“You had people — and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists — because they should be condemned totally,” Trump said on Aug. 15, several days after the rally. “But you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists.”
He added: “There were people in that rally — and I looked the night before — if you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I’m sure in that group there were some bad ones.”

I’ll let you decide if that is the racist statement the media is portraying.

Jim Comey Yesterday

So Jim Comey testified yesterday, and under Republican questions said he didn’t know a lot or couldn’t recall. He was able to answer all the Democratic questions. He also recalls enough that he is now writing book number two.
Anyway, not knowing there was a report the Clinton campaign was accused of in his department in July 2016 with plotting the Russian Conspiracy story, and not knowing the Steele Dossier was a fake, was incredible.
Senator Mike Lee said this to him:
“With all due respect, you don’t seem to know anything about an investigation that you ran, so how can you now as a private citizen and former FBI director show up and then speculate freely regarding any alleged ties between President Putin and President Trump?” he asked.
Commitee Chair Sen. Lindsey Graham, asked Mr. Comey what he would make of a situation involving a candidate who had a family member who “was receiving millions of dollars from a corrupt company in the Ukraine” and “was getting a million and a half dollar investment portfolio from the China bank.”
“I’d be concerned about any effort to exert leverage over a government official, potential government official or someone close to them in an effort to influence them,” Mr. Comey replied.

But he didn’t know anything. I have to tell you I had more respect, all my life, for the FBI than this.

news of the day

The President signed the continuing resolution to keep the government open until Dec.11. Both sides saw too much to lose not to agree.

A stimulus agreement? The Democrats moved from a $3.4 stimulus to $2.4 and now to $2.2. Republicans have not moved yet. It just points out that Nancy Pelosi over played her hand early asking for all that, and today there’s hope we can reach an agreement.

Early voting is clearly favoring the Democrats. Now Republican leaders are concerned that the President’s early knocking of mail in voting is hurting their efforts to get out the vote. Another mistake made early on giving his supporters the thought all mail in voting was wrong. Just like debate expectations.
This from the Washington Post:
“Democratic voters who have requested mail ballots — and returned them — greatly outnumber Republicans so far in key battleground states, causing alarm among GOP party leaders and strategists that President Trump’s attacks on mail voting could be hurting the party’s prospects to retain the White House and the Senate this year.
Of the more than 9 million voters who requested mail ballots through Monday in Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maine and Iowa, the five battleground states where such data is publicly available, 52 percent were Democrats. Twenty-eight percent were Republicans, and 20 percent were unaffiliated.
Additional internal Democratic and Republican Party data obtained by The Washington Post shows a similar trend in Ohio, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Wisconsin. Even more alarming to some Republicans, Democrats are also returning their ballots at higher rates than GOP voters in two of those states where that information is available: Florida and North Carolina.”

some quick notes you won’t hear on the msm

One was the Comey story above. Neither ABC, CBS or NBC thought it worthy for a second of coverage last night.

Lots of “Russian involvement” in the election, but yesterday Chinese hackers attempted to break into the private email account members of President Trump’s family and also tried to steal emails from campaign and administration officials, said White House National Security Adviser Robert C. O’Brien. Mr. O’Brien said Microsoft disclosed the hacking attempts. The company posted a report on election hacking by Chinese, Russian and Iranian by cyberactors earlier this month.
Not newsworthy for the MSM either.

have a great day.