Deal With The Devil?

I’ll admit that at first, when I heard that Donald Trump made a deal with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to get the debt ceiling raised, I was slightly more than pissed. After all, how could you disrespect people in your own party? How could you side with “the enemy”. Then I recalled something very important…

Donald Trump isn’t a Republican…he has no political loyalty.

And now it begins to make sense to me. Trump did what anyone not concerned with right and left would do in that situation. He had a goal…raise the debt ceiling, and avoid a government collapse on his watch. To accomplish that goal, he at first put his faith and trust in the GOP in Congress. They let him down terribly thanks to John McCain’s vote in the Senate when it came to repealing Obamacare. So, he lost faith and trust in them. I think we all did. When it came to getting what he wanted done for the good of the country, he threw party politics out the window and opted to go for something that would work, regardless which side agreed with him. In this case it happened to be the Dems.

I can’t say that I blame him, either. I mean, he got a 10 point bump in his approval rating because of it. Americans are fed up with the stupid idiocy that is Congress. They act like a bunch of two year olds fighting over the last carton of milk at daycare. And it doesn’t matter what side you’re on. Trump has told them to do three things this year. Repeal & replace Obamacare, get Tax Reform done, and fix the immigration system and fund “The Wall”. They haven’t done any of that. So, he will work with whomever is going to get that stuff done.

Now, the Democrats are happy with him. They won’t be with the tax reform because they see all tax reform as benefitting the rich. That’s because 47% of Americans pay no income tax. So, any tax cut is going to affect the top 53% by simple math. And that angers the Dems. They don’t want to see the system simplified. Keeping it confusing works for them. They like confusing, long, drawn-out bills that lead to lots of regulation, lots of oversight, lots of stuff that take freedoms away from the public they supposedly serve. And that’s why the Democrats are not going to be on board with Trump on this one. And just because they took his cookie on the debt ceiling, doesn’t mean that they’ll stop calling him names on DACA. It doesn’t mean that they are going to stop fighting him on the rest of his agenda.

And it doesn’t mean he’s going to work with them again.

Trump will work with whichever side gets him to the goal of getting the job done. He has no loyalties to the Republicans or the snowflakes. I’m ok with that. As long as you agree with his final feelings on these issues (and they DO change!), then you shouldn’t worry that he’s throwing Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan under the bus. They’ll be back when the snowflakes won’t work with him…and they’ll be back in spades. Just wait.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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Dems Already Lining up

Democrats all over the country are lining up almost like never before. They are all atwitter, all afacebook, all an Iowa, and a New Hampshire. What am I talking about? Running for president in 2020 of course!

What Donald Trump may have done in 2016 by slaughtering the campaign of Hillary Clinton, was prove to the world that just “about anybody” can become president. And so, as we are a little more than halfway through 2017, we are learning that just about EVERYBODY on the Dems’ side is deciding to run. The GOP had 17 people running for office last time around, and it looks like the Dems have already eclipsed that number. And no…you probably haven’t heard of most of these people either. I sure as hell haven’t. Here’s the list!

Bernie Sanders – current INDEPENDENT (yeah…he switched back to being an independent after Hillary’s loss) Senator from Vermont
Elizabeth Warren- Democrat Senator (and part-time Native American impressionist)
Pete Buttiegige-Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jeff Merkley-Democrat Senator from Oregon
Jason Kander-former Democrat state Secretary of State in Missouri
Tim Ryan-Democrat US Representative from Ohio
Seth Moulton-Democrat US Representative from Massachusetts
Eric Garcetti-Democrat Jewish/Italian/Mexican/American Mayor of Los Angeles
Julian Castro-Democrat former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Martin O’Malley-Democrat former Governor of Maryland
Lincoln Chaffee-former Republican/Democrat-former Governor of Rhode Island/former US Senator
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – actor
Mark Cuban-billionaire, co-host of Shark Tank, owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team
John Delaney-Democrat US Representative from Maryland
And the list will keep on growing for the next two years! When do I add YOUR name to the list (and this is just the snowflakes!). Oh yes…there WILL be opposition to Trump from the GOP side if he decides to run in 2020.

And here’s the entire kicker to that one. Trump will NOT run for re-election, and will be happy to go back to Manhattan and Trump Tower, to live out his days. No idea in the crystal ball yet who replaces him on the GOP side.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

And Now It’s Timing???

One thing that riles me about the snowflake movement is the fact that they can never be satisfied. For instance…when Obama was in the White House, they were all about allowing illegals into the country, as many as could fit. They didn’t care what the law said, they didn’t care what the constitution said. They only cared that the illegals came into the country illegally, and were given the opportunity to vote. That’s just one example of the blatant disregard for the law the left has.

Now that Donald Trump is president, they realize that he is going to follow the law, and the constitution, and so, they can’t complain about things being illegal. Instead, the latest “in thing” to complain about is timing. Need some examples?

Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton, a snowflake, said before Donald Trump’s visit to the Great Southwest last week, that his visit was poor timing in the wake of Charlottesville. Now, what in hell does a presidential visit to the Southwest have to do with an alt-left riot caused in Charlottesville, Virginia? Absolutely nothing. But the snowflakes out here couldn’t begin to find another thing to complain about. And then, the rumors started spreading that Trump was going to pardon, former Maricopa County sheriff, Joe Arpaio. And again, it was stated that the timing for such an act would not be appropriate. What’s inappropriate about pardoning a guy while you’re in his city? Of course, Stanton was way off base (as he usually is), and proves he’s a snowflake.

Another example? Sure. When Donald Trump DID actually pardon Joe Arpaio on Friday of last week, the snowflakes all screamed that the timing was bad because of Hurricane Harvey. Huh? Again…tell me what the hell a hurricane has to do with the timing of signing a pardon that was already vetted and written before Trump ever made a visit to Arizona? All he had to do was affix his signature to it. Is this the same “bad timing”, as Obama upset about a school shooting, telling the media we need stricter gun control, and then leaving the presser to go play golf? How many times did THAT happen?

Snowflakes, you have to be aware of how stupid you sound sometimes. I mean, I get it that you don’t like Trump in the White House, and you are certainly entitled to that opinion. You are free to voice it. But please, PUH-LEEZE! Make sure that in the future, your argument actually makes sense. This nonsense about timing being off because of some riot across the country and a presidential visit, or a presidential pardon coinciding with the arrival of a hurricane some 2,500 miles away is ridiculous. I always thought you felt you were smarter than that. I guess not!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Democrats Continue To Lose Donation Battle

I was really surprised to see that the Republican National Committee, once again out raised the DNC by a whopping amount in the month of July. This has been a trend that’s been going on for over a year now, and it’s starting to hurt the way the Democrats actually do business.

It hasn’t helped that new Democrat leader Tom Perez has been throwing the party’s cash at vacant seat elections in red states that he really has very little chances of winning. So far, in seven of the races, the Democrats are 0-7. In baseball terms that would be called a batting slump. In politics, that’s called a landslide. So, with the money in such short supply, why does Perez continue to follow that path?

In the month of July, the GOP raised $10.2 million and have no debt. The Democrats could scrape together $3.8 million in donations, and have debt of $3.4 million. Throughout the first seven months of 2017, the Republicans have pretty much doubled the Democrats raising $86.5 million to the Dems’ $42 million. Cash on hand is huge for the GOP as well with $47.1 million to the Dems’ $6.9 million.

My question is why? With all of the media explosion, the alt-left snowflakes crying and screaming every time Donald Trump or someone in his administration farts, you would think their base is ready to jump on it. After all, donations and cash are the blood of politics. At this rate, the DNC isn’t going to be able to help out many people next year in the midyear elections. That is usually counted on pretty heavily by the candidates, especially in tight races, and the Dems’ are supposed to have quite a few of those next year.

With all the talk of the Democrats taking back the House and maybe the Senate in 2018, I wonder what is going on in the Democrat party? Those numbers show a party in total disarray, not one poised to win back both houses of Congress. And with all the negative stories coming out about Donald Trump, you would think that the Dems would be energized to tamp down his power somewhat. You can’t do that if you are losing seats in both houses of Congress!

When the big donors of the Democrats speak up, which isn’t often, they say they are basically tired of throwing money at losing campaigns. They’ve been bashed around so often, and seen all of their hard-earned money get wasted on campaigns that had promise of righting their ship, and yet, they have nothing in return for spending tens of millions of dollars. That doesn’t bode well for the liberal side. And when you take into account the smaller, grass-roots donors, they are heavily favoring the GOP. The GOP tripled the donations under $200 of the Democrats. There was an article by the AP recently that stated that with all of the negative stuff about Charlottesville, all of the anti-Trump stuff out there, they were surprised it hasn’t hurt Trump’s base at all. Yes, he’s lost a few of the independents, but the loyalists are there in droves. And by the looks of things, unless Tom Perez starts singing a different song, that is going to continue at least three more years into the future!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Dems’ “New” Agenda

Congratulations to the Democrats! Someone in that party FINALLY realized that the November, 2016 election is over and they got swamped. It wasn’t because of the Russians (which most Americans didn’t believe anyway). It wasn’t because of James Comey (which only Hillary is still talking about). And it wasn’t about the Electoral College voting for Trump when Hillary won the popular vote (everybody gets that). It was something much different.

It was simply because they had no message getting through to the voters.

So, the Democrats have FINALLY come out with a new plan. They are going to “rebrand” themselves, and while they are still going to be harping against something, at least it isn’t Russia, or Trump, or Comey. It’s going to be corporate America.

Yup. The reason you’re not succeeding as much as you’d like has nothing to do with the fact that under Bobo Obama, the economy didn’t grow, and the only real jobs that ticked up were fast food and service jobs that paid minimum wages. It’s simply because corporate America has too much power. They are the ones to blame. Forget the fact that for seven of the eight years Obama was in office, congress never passed a budget. Forget the fact that Obama tripled the size of the federal debt in eight years. Forget the fact that corporate America is actually what makes the economy work.

Known as “The Better Deal”, Democrats are hoping Americans respond to pointing their collective fingers at “corporate America” and blaming the folks out there actually working and making money for the fact the economy sucks…or at least did under Obama. Personally, I think they’re going to have a hard time with that. While Dems can also tie Trump to the corporate America bandwagon because of his companies, they are going to have a very difficult time convincing voters that without as much power, the economy is going to be going faster. Especially when Trump got people voting for him by telling people he was going to do away with the tens of thousands of regulations that Obama put in place to slow economic growth to a crawl.

But what else do the snowflakes have to rail on? They really can’t run on their record. Under Obama, the economy sucked. Under Trump, it’s already taken off. In fact, if the job growth continues like it has in the first seven months, Trump will surpass Obama’s eight year job creation number in 18 months. You will have a very hard time arguing with success like that.

No, if the snowflake party wants to make inroads, they need to tell the world what they can do better than the Republicans, not point fingers at the economic engine of the country. They need to show why they are better leaders in Congress than the GOP, which so far this year, would be easy to do. IF they were to do that, they’d earn back a lot of the votes they lost in November. If they stick to this tired plan of blaming everyone but themselves for the messes they put us in (thanks, Obama!), we’re doomed to see more stagnation from Democrats, and more languishing economies. But isn’t that what all socialist countries strive for?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Can Dems Do ANYTHING In 2018?

To listen to the snowflake media rail against the GOP for failing to do anything so far in Congress (and rightfully so, by the way!), you would have to conclude that coming up next fall, the Democrats are poised to take over both the House and the Senate. I certainly wouldn’t be surprised to see that happen, especially after seven years of “repeal Obamacare!” followed by absolutely nothing when they finally get the chance to follow through with their 61 House votes to do so, and their countless campaign promises.

But there is a darker picture for the Democrats. It’s a problem the GOP doesn’t have right now. I’m not saying the Republicans don’t have problems, they have scores of them. But the Democrats have the big one…they are broke.

Since Tom Perez was installed as DNC chair after Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ departure last year after a terrible convention that proved to be nothing more than a fix for Hillary Clinton to get the nomination, the DNC has amassed over $3,000,000 of debt and they don’t seem to have the means to pay it back. Oh, they can if they send out enough emails and “We Need You NOW!” letters to their base, I’m sure they can raise it. But the problem is, once again, leadership. Tom Perez, while a fire brand, and someone that is proving he’s not afraid to mix it up with the Republicans, he’s no leader. He has proven that while he can swear and argue with the best of them, he can’t raise money, he can’t win special elections, he’s throwing tons of cash at the wrong things, and he’s doing it in a year that he should be saving his cash because he could actually take back Congress next year.

And therein lies the Democrats conundrum. They are in a position politically to take advantage of Republican snafus and mistakes, and yet, they don’t have the money to do it. So when the guy down the street that is running for a House seat against a Republican that’s been there forever but voted against the healthcare bill in the House or the Senate candidate that is going up against a Republican incumbent that voted against the “Better Health Care” bill (or would had they actually voted on it), tries to raise the capital to run for office, he’s going to be stonewalled. The DNC isn’t going to have the bucks to back them.

It’s Perez’ fault because he decided in the five special elections, all but one held in Republican states won big by Donald Trump, he threw away a hundred million dollars trying to win the seats and turn the tide of last November’s Republican sweep. It didn’t work. And now, he’s out big bucks with a less than a year and a half to go before his biggest election as chair. What an idiot! No long range planning for this guy, obviously.

May, 2017 was the worst month of fundraising for the Democrats since the Iraq War back in 2003. They ended up that month $1.9 million in debt. The Republicans meanwhile, had a banner month, raising $13.4 million. That doesn’t sound like a party that’s on the brink of collapse to me. Everybody knows the oil of the political engine is money. And when you take money from George Soros, JB Pritzker, Tom Steyer, and James Simons, all of whom poured millions into the DNC last year, out of the picture, you’re really in a world of hurt. In fact, Soros, who donated millions himself to the DNC and to Hillary Clinton has only given $33,000 so far this year.

Can the Dems recover? Sure. But I doubt they will until they actually find leaders. And I’m talking NEW leaders that have the leadership and vision skill set that obviously Perez doesn’t have.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Ready For….Maxine???

Maxine Waters

I was as surprised as you were. Maxine Waters is running for president? Really? Let’s examine this in detail, shall we?

First of all, Maxine Waters is one of the dumbest members of congress that exists. Yes, she’s the ranking Democrat member of the House Financial Services Committee. That sounds impressive until you understand that you don’t have to know squat to be on that committee. You are assigned by your party’s leadership. And you don’t have to know squat to be the ranking member…just be there longer than any other person from your party.

Second, she’s 78 years old. And today, she’s going to be visiting New Hampshire and attending a picnic so she can hobnob with Democrats from the state. Third, she’s about as anti-Trump as you can get. If you thought the last presidential election stooped to new lows, wait until she becomes the Dems’ nominee! And that will, I assure you, hand Donald J. Trump a re-election in a landslide. This woman is only electable in her district in California, maybe in New York City and Massachusetts. Other than that, she’s pretty much toxic everywhere else in the country.

So, why is Maxine Waters thinking of running for president? I personally think it’s because she saw Trump win, and decided that because she hates him so much, she feels if he could get elected, I could get elected. So, in that addled state of mind, she has decided to throw herself into the fray. Frankly, I’m not sure she has the energy for it. She would become the oldest person ever elected president if she were to make it through the gauntlet, and as we have seen with Hillary this past year, a campaign has a way of really taxing a candidate to the point of passing out. It might just kill Maxine.

This is one reason why the Democrats are in the state they’re in. They have people that should be retiring thinking about running for president. They need new leadership. They need new blood. They need to find a way to get back the blue collar white voters that they lost to Donald Trump last November. Maxine Waters isn’t going to be able to do that. She may be passionate about her beliefs, and I give her credit for that, but when it comes to reality, she’s got as much chance of winning the White House as I do.

And so, it has begun. Roughly seven months into Trump’s reign as president, the Dems are already lining up to try and unseat him. And of course, everyone knew that would happen, right? I mean, no one is surprised. The only surprise should be that it wasn’t Elizabeth Warren, or Cory Booker or even that upstart Senator from Cali, Kamala Harris. One would have thought any of them would be considering a jaunt down Pennsylvania Avenue first.
The more things change…the more things stay the same.

Of course, yesterday, Mad Maxine decided to let the world know that after 48 hours of deriding her decision to visit New Hampshire, she was “just joking” about a presidential run. Yeah, right. Either that or she realized she’d be laughed out of existence. Nice try, Maxy Baby!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!