And Now It’s Time For Trump To Shut Up.

Don’t get me wrong, so far I haven’t seen or heard one slice of evidence that Donald Trump has done anything wrong regardless what the snowflakes on Capitol Hill will want you to believe. Remember… they are best served by making sure that there is doubt in your mind when it comes to Trump and his presidency. They have a goal to take over the House next year, and the White House in 2020. They can’t do that if it looks like Trump is hitting home run after home run (which by the way 80% of Republicans agree he’s doing).

So, it’s with that in mind that I give The Donald a little advice this morning. Shut the hell up! Stop your incessant tweeting about everything. I know you think it’s a great way to communicate directly to the American people and get your thoughts through unfiltered by a liberal media, but you need to stop. You need to stop talking about Russia. You need to stop talking about James Comey. You need to stop getting all tied up in what the snowflakes want the world to believe is the biggest scandal since Watergate (what about Hillary, he asked?). You need to focus on your agenda and tell the Republicans in congress to do the same damn thing. THAT is what you need to do.

It doesn’t matter one bit what the Democrats say or think. They can call for impeachment, they can scream at the top of their lungs that Trump is an alien from Mars, it doesn’t matter because THEY don’t matter. They are the minority party. They are the group that is trying to upset the apple cart. They are the ones that are trying to do whatever they can do so they can point out that Trump has been a failure… just like they said he would be. But the facts…and I’m talking about the TRUTH here bears out a different story, if only the American public would care to hear it. The TRUTH is Trump is doing better than most people thought he would…even Democrats. That’s the reason for the obfuscation of the snowflakes. They realize Trump is up there getting hits. Yes, he’s not hitting his stride yet. Neither was Obama at this point. And Trump is WAY behind Obama in scandals at this point. I think five months into his term Bobo had something like 9 scandals going (he ended up with 21 his first year).

There is the truth, and there is the truth that Dems want you to believe. And you have to be smart enough to understand that the two are markedly different. And Donald Trump has to be smart enough to know what they are trying to do to him…and not worry about it. He has to stay on message, stay focused, not go off into the weeds, and for God’s sake, not make stupid mistakes. Dems will pounce on anything they think they can score points with, even if it’s not true. That’s what happens when your religion is power. You don’t care about anything else.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Trump’s Deal With Saudis

Donald Trump hasn’t wasted much time trying to erase the putrid memory of an American president that had no idea what foreign policy was about, embarrassing himself and his country on the world stage. Where just eight years ago, on his now infamous “apology tour”, an insipidly ignorant Barack Obama did what no other president in US history has ever done…he bowed to a foreign leader, doing so in Saudi Arabia. Make no mistake, Donald Trump may not be the classiest president we ever had, but at least he listens to his Protocol people.

Trump laid the ground work for an incredible Middle East/European trip over the weekend by meeting with the Saudi royal family, receiving their highest civilian honor (something Obama never got), doing a traditional Saudi Sword Dance with his cabinet members, and announcing a 10 year, $350 Billion arms deal with the Saudis that will undoubtedly change the current power structure in the Middle East.

At a time when Iran has been flexing its muscles to show the world that it is the regional leader of Islam, and that it will decide what the rest of the Middle East will eventually do, Saudi Arabia has stepped up to the plate with the help of the United States and challenged the Iranians to that leadership mantle. Now, not to say that an arms race in the Middle East is exactly the best thing in the world, but it’s certainly better than handing it over to one of the three “axis of evil” members totally unchallenged. By Trump announcing this deal, he has given a huge boost to the United States economy (particularly Lockheed Martin who stands to reap some incredible sales over this), and he’s basically told the Iranians that their arms deal with the US doesn’t mean squat, without ever having to tear it up.

Now, obviously there are those on the left that view any arms deal with anybody as a step toward Armageddon. But it could also be viewed as a step away from total annihilation. By giving the Iranians something besides total Middle Eastern power unabated to think about, this deal is taking great steps to even out the playing field. And remember…just because you have an arms race doesn’t mean it has to end in World War III. Look at what happened with Soviet Union and the United States thanks to Ronald Reagan back in the 80’s. That was arguably the largest arms race in human history, and it led to the destruction of the Soviet Union and did so without a shot being fired. The same thing can indeed happen again in the Middle East.

So, Trump is off doing what he does best, showing off and making deals. And once again, he’s making headlines in a good way. It seems that when HE controls the press and makes the headlines, good things happen. It’s when the Democrats and the snowflakes on Capitol Hill take over that there’s always some negativity. Could it be that those folks on the other side are the ones that are jealous that they didn’t do a better job selecting a candidate for president this past fall? Just sayin’!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Trump Hits Another Home Run

David Clarke isn’t exactly a household name, yet. But if you know the name, you know the people in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin have a Sheriff that is pretty on the ball. In fact, I’d say he’s taken over the mantle of “America’s Sheriff” when Joe Arpaio was retired last November.

Well, David Clarke has his eyes on bigger prizes, and you have to give Donald Trump and his Department of Homeland Security a huge pat on the back for recognizing talent when they see it. Clarke has been named Assistant Secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. It’s a huge step up for him, and it’s well deserved. In an area of the country that is typically pretty snowflake-ridden, Clarke is a breath of fresh air. He uses common sense and a conservative background approach to his job, and it shows.

The whole point here isn’t to slap Donald Trump on the back for his appointment in this case. It’s much bigger than that. It goes far beyond one appointment. Look at the quality of people that Donald Trump has appointed and that are now working for the US government. The top posts, and even the Assistant Secretary posts, like the one Clarke received, are being filled with quality people from top to bottom. THAT is how you can tell you have a top notch leader at the helm.

Compare the people that Trump has put in place with the people Obama did. Obama threw people like Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton at us. These were people, who while having book smarts, had no ability to do the job they did. And where did it lead us? It lead to a total of 21 scandals of the Obama administration in the first 12 months.

Now, I will point out Trump has had two such “trumped up” scandals…at least trumped up so far (yes, that’s a play on words). The James Comey firing and the whole Russian influence thing are the only two scandals Trump has had in five months in office. Compare that to the 21 that Obama had in his first 365 days. Oh…wait…my liberal friends want those detailed. I wrote about that earlier. Do some research… they are archived here. Go back and read them. Yes…it’s going to require a little digging, but you can’t always depend on others to do your homework for you!

So congratulations to Donald Trump for actually making another supremely grand appointment and hiring someone out of their ability to do the job rather than cronyism. I think time will certainly show that while yes, Trump is suffering from the same thing every first term president in the past several have suffered from…an inability to hit the ground running because of the muck the opponents in congress throw at him, he is choosing good people. And good people beats mudslinging every time.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Comey Firing Not THAT Big Of A Deal

You have to look at a lot of things in perspective. My mother used to tell me that you have to always give things the “10 year test”. If it’s something that ten years from now is going to make a difference in your life how you have reacted to whatever the situation is, it’s important. And if it’s not going to even be remembered in ten years, it’s not a big deal. 99.9% of what we do in life fails the ten year test. The firing of James Comey is going to be one of the 99.9% of things.

I’m sure it’s a hot topic right now, especially for a media that is clamoring for raw Trump meat any way they can get it, but in the end, James Comey will be fired, will leave and do something else with his life (probably becoming a lot wealthier than he is now in the process), and life will at some point move on to the next crisis. And that brings me to my point.

This is not a crisis.

Yes, it’s rare that a sitting FBI Director gets fired before their term is up. You can count on two fingers the number of times that its happened in this country. Do you know the president that fired the last FBI Director and who that Director was? No fair looking it up on Google or some other search engine!

It was in 1987, and Ronald Reagan was president when he fired William Sessions. It hasn’t been done before or since. And yes, it caused a bit of a stir back then as well, but today you probably don’t remember it. That’s because it failed the “10 year test”. And the firing of James Comey will also fail that test in ten years.

So, why is it such a big deal? Well, if you look at social media and see what people are talking about, it’s not. If you look at the number of articles and news stories that have been published and aired throughout Trump’s presidency, the firing of James Comey is WAY down the list (by the way, Trump’s inauguration comes in at the top followed by the GOP cancelling the first vote on the American Health Care Act. Coming in 3rd was Trump’s Travel Ban. Comey? He comes in 8th with about one fifth of the stories written about him as was written about the inauguration.

So, no…it’s not that big of a deal and it WILL blow over, like everything else in DC does. And no… the investigations into Trump’s “ties” to Russia won’t produce anything either because no Democrat who is crying about that has been able to produce a shred of evidence. Because even James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence says there isn’t anything there. It’s just the Democrats way to obfuscate, try and stop the Trump Train from rolling over them, and trying to get you to look at the left hand with shiny objects in it, while the right hand fixes the country. It’s what they do.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Who’s Facing Trump in 2020?

The list is apparently long. Longer than I thought it would be, but silly rabbit…why wouldn’t it be long? Everybody and their brother thinks Hillary SHOULD have won, but didn’t, and all it will take is someone without an FBI investigation and scandal going on to beat him. Here are SOME of the 43 people that The Hill has identified as potential candidates:

 

Joe Biden

Bernie Sanders (Really?)

Elizabeth Warren (DUH!)

Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

New Jersey Senator Corey Booker

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (does he EVER learn?)

Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro

Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia

Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio

Dallas Mavericks Owner/Reality TV Host Mark Cuban

Billionaire Environmentalist Tom Steyer

DNC Chair Tom Perez

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii

Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota

California Governor Jerry Brown (Again???)

Oprah Winfrey

Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean

Former Vice President Al Gore

Former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia (that’ll work)

Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts

Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois

Washington Governor Jay Inslee

 

I left off a bunch of people that were listed, but said they weren’t running. I mean, if they’re taking themselves out of the race already, why bother, right?

With that list of characters, watching the Dems’ primary should be a real hoot! There is maybe one or two serious contenders in the whole lot, which bears repeating the question I have asked for months… why is the Democrats’ bench so short and so weak?

 

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Dems Throwing Out The “I-Word”

I have mentioned on a couple of other blogs that when you have no moral compass, it’s easy to change direction, and terribly difficult to know which way you are going. That in and of itself describes Democrats these days. These are the same folks that six months ago wanted to draw and quarter James Comey, and put his head on a spike outside the Capitol. And now, they are so in love with the guy because he’s called Trump “crazy”. Make up your mind people!

 

The one thing that Dems are starting to do, which shows their total inability to realize reality is, they are calling for “The I-Word”. Yup. With not enough members in either the House or the Senate to make anything happen, and losing the majority on the Supreme Court who would sit as judges in an impeachment hearing, Democrats are now starting to say that Trump should be impeached.

 

As we say in the desert…that is poo poo caca.

 

First of all, in order to get to an impeachment you need proof of wrong doing. It’s only happened twice in the 241 years of our nation. The first time, the guy was certainly guilty (that would be Andrew Johnson) and it was only by a single vote he wasn’t kicked out of office. The second time was more of a “we hate you” comment than a real attempt to get Bill Clinton kicked out of the White House because he lied about his affairs with various women (who wouldn’t?).

 

The Democrats are screaming for impeachment over Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, even though the former Director of National Intelligence for Obama, James Clapper, has said repeatedly he has no evidence of Trump or his staff being tied to Russia during the election. In fact, when you press the Dems to show you any evidence, you get the same tired story of, “where there is the accusation, you must investigate regardless of the evidence being there”. Of course, they didn’t say the same thing about Hillary Clinton, did they? It was a witch hunt back then (and that would be a pretty apt definition of her, I’d say).

 

So, why go after Trump now? Simple. The Democrats are so unhappy that they lost the election, they will do ANYTHING they can to get Trump out of office. Forget the fact the economy is doing better now than it has at any time Bobo Obama was president. Forget the fact Trump has single-handedly turned the jobs picture around (with REAL jobs, not part-time jobs that Obama counted in his numbers). Forget the fact that for the first time in eight years, our allies are starting to realize that they can depend on us again, and we’re not scared of our own shadows…as we were under the previous administration.

 

Now, I’m not saying that Donald Trump belongs up on Mount Rushmore. I AM saying that the things he has done so far have been for the most part correct. The jury will be out on James Comey, but I will say that you can’t piss off both sides of the aisle as much as Comey has and still expect to keep your job in Washington. That just doesn’t happen.

 

One other interesting fact that was missing during Obama’s reign of terror…when the Dems held the House and the Senate, the congressional approval numbers were in the toilet. With Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in charge, the ratings were usually in single digits. Today…according to Gallup, which is no conservative organization by the way, they are at 20%. That’s the highest approval numbers for congress in probably 15 years. I just found that to be an interesting fact!

 

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Colbert’s Rant Does Only One Thing…

Let’s get a couple of things straight before getting to the meat today. First of all, I don’t watch Stephen Colbert. I never have. It’s not that I have anything against him, I just don’t think he’s very funny. He’s a hack of a comedian that has a television show and that’s it. So when he went on his tirade against Donald Trump for walking away during an interview with CBS News John Dickerson, I frankly don’t pay much attention to that.

America (and the FCC) needs to realize, he’s an entertainer. His thoughts on anything political don’t matter a hill of beans. Yes, he has a right to have an opinion, and yes, he has a right to share that opinion with anyone that wants to tune in and listen. But frankly, I don’t think too highly of people that look at people like him or Jon Stewart as “news” people. They’re not. They are political and comedic hacks that have a shtick and that’s how they make a living.

So what if he calls out Donald Trump and uses a homophobic joke on him? Who really cares? I probably have said much worse about people on the other side of the aisle here on this blog. The only difference is, I have freedom of the press on my side (ok…I realize that’s a stretch to say I’m “press”), but the first amendment covers me and frankly, regardless what the FCC says, they don’t have total control of the internet just yet. Well, that and you can still swear and show porn on the internet.

The whole case is being overblown…because who really cares what people like Colbert think anyway? Liberals have a tendency to blow this stuff way out of proportion because they can’t go after people like Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity and get away with it, so when someone on the conservative side tries it with some idiot like Colbert, they want to have equal treatment…and you know something? They should get it. It doesn’t stick against Hannity and Limbaugh, because the left really don’t care what those two think, so why should it stick against people like Colbert and Kimmel? They (like Hannity and Limbaugh) are nothing more than placeholders on TV or radio and temporary placeholders at that. Once their ratings take a nose dive (they always do), they’re gone. Don’t believe me? Ask David Letterman or Jay Leno.

So what if some second-rate comedian tells a joke about the president? So what if it was “controversial”. Do you really think a year from now anyone will even remember it? And what is the worst thing that could happen? CBS faces a fine and Colbert gets his wrist slapped with a fine (that CBS pays for him)? So what? His ratings for the next two weeks will go through the roof because of what he said. Everyone will tune in waiting for more. And like everything else, it will die down and we will all get back to normal.

The lesson in all of this is simple. Chill out. It’s not worth getting into a pissing contest over.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!