The November 6th elections have come and gone, with some very interesting changes and developments occurring throughout the night. Obviously, the biggest story of the night was the fact that Democrats have successfully reclaimed the House of Representatives by taking 26 or so seats, more than enough to give them a majority, slim as it may be.
And as it stands, the White House, obviously, is Republican, the Senate is Republican and now the House is Democrat. I have an awful lot of things to say about this, but I will do my best to keep it as short and concise as possible, while at least touching on the many things I want to discuss.
The first, and most important thing I want to mention is that, as predicted, there was no blue wave. Not even close to that. Yes, Democrats retook the House, which is unfortunate and will only serve to further divide this nation and hurt people in the individual districts, but no one can say that this is a blue wave. Furthermore, Republicans actually did a lot better than you might think.
The House is lost, and that is unfortunate, but one thing that needs to be mentioned is the great number of pickups we got in the Senate. Before the election, Democrats held 49 seats. Now, they only hold 44. Senators Heidi Heitkamp, Bill Nelson, Kyrsten Sinema, Joe Donnelly, Claire McCaskill and others all have been unseated. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) managed to get re-elected, but I find it rather ironic that he is the only Democrat that voted in favor of approving Brett Kavanaugh. The other Democrats who lost on Tuesday all voted against Kavanaugh, so that had some effect, I believe.
Not to mention that Ted Cruz managed to beat supposed Democrat superstar Beto O’Rourke in a race that shouldn’t have been anywhere near that close (though I suspect illegal votes are to blame, if the Project Veritas video covering illegal voting in the midterms is anything to go by). And in Florida, Rick Scott beat incumbent Bill Nelson, with another supposed Democrat superstar, Andrew Gillum, losing in another tight race.
The unfortunate thing is that Florida passed an amendment that will allow 1.4 million felons to vote, so I don’t have much hope for the state in the future. Of course, I don’t think all 1.4 million felons will vote, but felons tend to vote Democrat because Democrats also have a wanton disrespect for the rule of law and law enforcement. Not to mention that Cruz’s victory being about a 2 point margin is indicative of a blue trend in Texas (again, likely affected by illegal immigrants, but also likely affected by Leftists from California and New York moving there and voting for the policies and people that drove them out of those Leftist states in the first place).
Another bit of bad news is that, with Democrats in control of the House, there will definitely not be a wall getting built in the next two years and there definitely won’t be a repeal of Obamacare.
However, let’s move on to the better news. Apart from the pickups in the Senate, you also have to look at the fact that Democrats, at best, will simply be a lot of white noise over these next two years, as they have been over the past two years. Yes, they will launch investigation after investigation, and subpoena after subpoena, but what’s that going to amount to? They’ve been trying to prove Russian collusion for the past two years. Another two isn’t going to get them anything.
Not to mention that, while they might try to impeach Trump, they are not going to even come close to succeeding. Anything Democrats pass in the House will get stopped in the Senate. And an impeachment against Trump requires two-thirds of the SENATE, as well as approval from the VP, or enough votes to overturn the Vice President’s vote against impeachment.
So impeachment of the President would have to be a bipartisan effort, one that I don’t think will happen. Sure, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) might vote in favor of impeachment, but a lot of conservative, not to mention pro-Trump people, won in the Senate as well.
At most, the Democrats will be a major nuisance. Nothing will get passed, but not much was getting passed before anyway. Not to mention that Trump still has EO power, something that his predecessor set as a precedent for a tool for passing laws even when faced with an opposing party majority in the legislative branch.
And let’s not ignore the fact that Democrats winning in 2018 leaves Trump with a clear target for 2020. Trump has mastered the art of successfully putting the blame where it belongs: the Democrats. With nothing passing and Democrats being a massive force of obstruction, and little more, Trump can thoroughly expose the Democrats as little more than a pest that should not be in control of a doll house, much less of the House.
Now, these last two years should have logically led to Democrats suffering big losses in 2018. There was a lot of that in the Senate, but unfortunately, not so much in the House. But there is good news in Democrats taking some of these House seats. As Jake Tapper mentioned during his live coverage of the elections, many Never Trump Republicans were shown the door. Sure, some pro-Trump Republicans also lost, but it shows that going against the popular Republican President is not a solid campaign strategy.
Going forward, such losses should send a clear message that it’s best to support Trump and the MAGA agenda, instead of betraying your constituents. You would think that would be a common sense thing, but what can you do?
One other thing to mention that I want to at least talk about a little bit is that in Alabama and West Virginia, constitutional amendments were passed that protect the unborn. According to the Daily Wire: “In Alabama, voters approved an amendment to the state’s constitution affirming that the unborn have a right to life… In West Virginia, voters approved an amendment to their state constitution, which could end the practice of taxpayers funding elective abortions.” Not to mention that Alabama also passed an amendment that would allow for the Ten Commandments to be placed in public places. So these things are all great pro-life and pro-religious freedom news to take away from the elections.
Now, another thing I want to mention is the fact that, since Democrats won’t be able to pass laws in the Senate, any attempt at getting rid of the GOP tax cuts will be completely futile. We might not be able to pass anything, but neither will they. And these tax cuts are good for quite some time.
Yet another thing to mention is that, so far, Trump is doing far better than Obama did, electoral-wise. Let’s not forget that in 2010, Democrats lost 63 seats in the House and 6 seats in the Senate. THAT was a wave election.
So let’s look at some numbers over the years, according to Lawrence McDonald, who quotes data from the NY Times. In 2010, Obama lost 63 seats in the House. In 1994, Clinton lost 52. In 1958, Eisenhower lost 48. In 1974, Ford lost 48. In 1966, LBJ lost 47. In 1946, Truman lost 45. In 2006, Bush lost 30. In 1950, Truman lost 29. In 1982, Reagan lost 26.
Wanna know how many Trump lost? The same amount as Reagan, which is a pretty good sign, if you ask me, considering Reagan went on to be re-elected in the biggest landslide in U.S. political history.
Now, is this situation ideal? Definitely not. If I could have things my way, every Republican in every race, Senate, House, local, etc. would’ve won. But all things considered, we also stand to gain an awful lot in 2020, and I have no doubt Trump will be re-elected, with Republican control of Congress once again.
The last thing I want to mention, that ultimately has the biggest hand in putting a smile on my face after the elections, is that regardless of who controls the House, who controls the Senate, who controls the White House, it is Jesus Christ that is our ultimate Representative, Senator, and President. No matter who gains control of anything anywhere, Jesus is King. God is in control.
It’s no surprise to Him that Democrats retook the House. And He wouldn’t have allowed it if it weren’t part of His grander plan for us.
The good thing about losing sometimes is that losses can make you humble. After 2016, we were grateful to the Lord for the massive win. After 2018, we are still grateful to Him, and we come to Him in supplication and prayer, that He might heal our nation and that we might continue seeking His blessings.
I trust the Lord, and if He decides Democrats retake the House, then who in the world am I to argue? I merely implore to Him that this will be the definitively last time Democrats ever win anything again.
“The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen as His heritage!”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
With the elections happening tomorrow, let’s take a look at the latest figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) regarding our economic situation in terms of jobs created, unemployment rates, and rising wages.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 250,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent.”
That number is significantly higher compared to September’s surprisingly low number of 134,000 jobs created during the month, which was lower than anticipated. However, as I explained in the article covering the September report from the BLS, one explanation that the Bureau gives is that Hurricane Florence might have had some significant impact on the jobs numbers.
Now, at the end of the report, the Bureau informs us that they had made revisions for both September’s jobs report and August’s jobs report. In their revisions, September’s jobs report was revised down from that 134,000 to 118,000, which is not great, but indicates more jobs were created in the prior month. As the report explains, while September’s numbers were revised down, August’s numbers were revised up. August’s original number was 270,000 and was revised up to 286,000, which makes up the difference for September’s numbers.
Over the last 3 months, the average jobs gain has sat around 218,000. Over the last year, the average jobs gain has been 211,000, so seeing 250,000 in October is fantastic, as that shows higher-than-average job growth.
Moving on to unemployment rates, as I mentioned earlier, the overall rate remains unchanged at 3.7%.
For adult men, unemployment rose by 0.1 percentage points from last report’s numbers to 3.5%. For adult women, the number currently stands at 3.4%. For teenagers, the number went down significantly from 12.8% in the last report to 11.9%, so almost a complete percentage point. For whites, the number remains at 3.3%. For blacks, the number went up by 0.2 percentage points to 6.2%, which is not great. I would like to see that number go down, as we were seeing earlier this year. For Asians, the number dropped by 0.3 percentage points from 3.5% last report to 3.2%. Finally, Hispanic unemployment rate went down by 0.1 percentage points from 4.5% last report to 4.4%.
So overall, there was little to no change made to specific unemployment rates. Teenagers saw the biggest drop in unemployment, followed by small changes for Asians and Hispanics, with blacks unfortunately seeing a bit of a higher rate.
Employment in manufacturing increased by 32,000 jobs and has added 296,000 jobs throughout the year so far. Construction also rose by 30,000 in October, adding 330,000 throughout the year.
Moving on to wages, the report shows: “average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 5 cents to $27.30. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 83 cents, or 3.1 percent. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 7 cents to $22.89 in October.”
The overall economy is currently booming, largely thanks to Trump’s economic policies.
Now, I’m old enough to remember Obama saying that a stagnating America was the “new normal” and that we better get used to it. How Obama could ever have been considered to be “Presidential” at any capacity, particularly more so than Trump, is entirely beyond me. Those words appeared to be words of surrender. That we would never see greatness in our country again.
Of course, knowing Obama did everything he could to fundamentally change and destroy our country, saying that America’s best days were behind us was simply part of the whole thing. Matter of fact, I would be willing to bet at least part of the reason Trump made his slogan: “Make America Great Again” was because of Obama’s attitude and words that America will only see stagnation from that point on.
And now, only a couple of years later, we’re seeing the realization of that very slogan. Sure, there is still an awful lot of work to do. We still don’t have a wall at the southern border, largely because of RINOs and Leftists who stand in the way of our border safety, but we are doing fantastic in many other areas.
And making America’s economy boom again is a big part of Making America Great Again. It would be hard to make it great again if we are not doing well economically. It’s hard to do much with next to no money. But that is not a problem we see today, now that Obama is out of the White House.
Part of the reason I seriously doubt there will not be anything close to a blue wave tomorrow is because I believe people see the difference Trump’s economy is making. During the Obama years, the president basically wrote off manufacturing and blue-collar jobs and literally said they were never coming back. Now, they’re back and they brought some friends, too.
The fact that the Democrat Party has essentially abandoned the manufacturing industry and just about every other blue-collar industry, while Trump and the GOP have done tremendous help with regard to those industries tells me those people will not vote Democrat again, if they have in the past.
The Democrats have abandoned blue-collar workers, white people, middle-America in favor of illegal immigrants. This will come back to bite them.
Regardless of what many polls say, I don’t see a blue wave happening. Now, does that mean the Democrats could take back the House (notice how the House is the only thing they talk about, not the Senate, which begs the question of “if there is a blue wave, why would Democrats not win Senate elections too?”) and do some real damage? Yeah. There is a chance, slim as I believe it to be, that Democrats could take back the House, albeit by a relatively small majority. But regardless of how small, a majority is a majority and Democrats have shown themselves to be very dangerous when they DON’T have power. I couldn’t imagine what they would do WITH power.
Democrats winning back the House by a slim majority may not be the coveted “blue wave”, but it still can be dangerous. All logic, all rationale, indicates Republicans winning tomorrow. These great economic numbers, as we have seen, can only be achieved when Republicans are in control.
And the good news is that I do believe Republicans will definitely retain and even gain seats in the Senate, and I have faith that they will also retain the House. I won’t go by early voting statistics one way or the other because some states do not have early voting. Often times, Democrats are ahead in early voting, even when Republicans end up winning. The fact that Republicans seem to be in the lead currently doesn’t mean much to me.
Now, it goes without saying that it is our civic duty as Americans to vote, regardless of what party you vote for. But it is imperative for Republicans to take this election as seriously as we did the last one. Tomorrow, we will see if we are a nation that worries more about creating jobs or creating mobs.
So please, go out to vote. And if I may make a recommendation, vote Republican. We have seen for the last two years how toxic and flat out mentally ill and evil the Left is. And that’s when they are outside of power. We can’t let them back in power, even if by a slim majority.
I’m not saying this jobs report will definitely boost Republicans, but it should. It gives us one final reminder of one of the things we are fighting for pre-election day.
But no matter what, I am glad to see such great jobs reports throughout this year. I just hope we can continue seeing them like this, unimpeded by the damage the Democrats could cause.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli
I feel compelled to say this right now: What I will mostly be talking about is largely a conspiracy theory. As such, it should not be taken to be the absolute truth. However, the reason for me to write this is because the timing and the magnitude of this targeting of Democrats is highly suspicious to me and I have some theories to go along with these stories.
As you read this article, please keep in mind that these are merely unproven thoughts and theories that may never even be proven.
Over the last few days, a number of suspicious packages have been delivered to prominent members of the Democrat Party and to the news media, particularly CNN. Most of these packages appear to have been pipe bombs, with some having been suspicious powder.
Thankfully, no one is hurt. At least one of the bombs appears to have been a fake one, according to the New York Times, who cited experts who said that the bombs were “the kind more typically depicted on television and in movies, rather than devices capable of detonating.”
A site called Law and Crime released an x-ray picture of one of the pipe bombs, which shows wires sticking out of both ends of the bomb. We know this is not a functioning pipe bomb because pipe bombs do not have wires sticking out of both sides. They are more like dynamite, with the wire sticking out of only one side.
Now, let’s consider who these packages were sent to. They were sent to former President Barack Obama, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (and thus, former POTUS Bill Clinton), Rep. Maxine Waters, former AG Eric Holder, a CNN studio in New York, former VP Joe Biden and George Soros.
None of these people, except for Maxine Waters have strong political power, not even Biden. George Soros’s power comes through his money in affecting politics, but he does not have direct political power, at least in the same way that Waters does. It’s important to understand this because the Left’s rhetoric is that it was a right-winger who sent those packages. If it really were a right-winger, what strategic advantage would Republicans have for someone sending bombs to anyone, let alone people who are under conservatives’ radar? It wouldn’t make any sense in the least, particularly done this way.
No right-winger in his right mind would send a bomb to Democrats 2 weeks before an election if they were hoping for Republicans to win. No right-winger in his right mind would send a bomb to anyone in the first place, but still.
Let’s also consider the timing of these packages. For one, they were sent within days, and in some cases, within hours of each other. They were also sent 2 weeks before one of the biggest elections of our lifetimes. AND they were also sent shortly after Trump, rightfully, capitalized on the migrant caravan heading towards our border, which as I have said in a previous article, could help Trump and Republicans in the midterms.
All of these packages were sent to well-known, but next to irrelevant people within the Democrat Party and the news media. While it would take a crazy person to send bombs to people through the mail, it would take an especially moronic crazy person to send bombs to high-profile figures on the Left and expect the packages not to be intercepted and kept away from the supposedly intended targets.
All of this, alongside the Left’s quick capitalization of placing the blame on Trump (which is frankly expected, but still significant) that makes me seriously question this entire thing.
Over the last couple of years, and particularly the last few months, we have seen an increase in violence coming from the Left directed towards the Right. This sort of thing tends to have an effect at the polling booths. I certainly know that I will vote Republican at least partly because of the Left’s behavior over the past couple of months and years. So I don’t think it’d be a far-fetched theory, though very much a conspiracy theory without proof, to believe that this is largely theatrics meant to garner momentum for Democrats.
Again, we have to consider the fact that the Left has been acting horrendously these last few months particularly, and we have to also consider the fact that the migrant caravan would garner momentum for Republicans.
Have you noticed how the caravan, which has reportedly swelled to over 14,000 illegals, has largely disappeared from the news-cycle apart from news of Trump sending troops to the border?
With all of this in mind, I would not be surprised if this all turned out to be theatrics and a hoax to drive people to vote against Trump’s “anti-media” and anti-Leftist rhetoric.
Again, you have to consider that the media has capitalized in blaming Trump for all of this. Some are directly blaming him for sending the bombs, while others are marginally more “sensible” and are blaming his rhetoric for “emboldening” a crazy right-winger now dubbed the “MAGA bomber”, with that hashtag trending on Twitter.
Given the nature of the Left to do this sort of thing to Republicans, and given that they often blame things on Trump and other conservatives without a shred of evidence (see how they treated Kavanaugh), and I can’t help but think that this was largely orchestrated to drive people to vote Democrat and to perhaps even justify the actual attacks happening against conservatives.
Let’s not forget that the Deep State told George W. Bush that there were WMDs in Iraq when there were none. Let’s not forget that the Left, with the help of the media, often fabricate stories to target conservatives.
The fact that the people targeted were all well-known Leftists, most whom do not have political power so there’d be no real point for a right-winger to target them, these packages have been delivered at a high frequency and that it all comes at an opportune time for the Left, 2 weeks before the election (remember the slew of women saying Trump sexually assaulted them 3 weeks before the 2016 election?) all leads me to be highly suspicious of this entire thing.
Once again, I really must insist that no one take this to be the reality of the situation. This is largely a conspiracy theory with no proof of being the absolute truth. I am merely expressing my suspicions regarding this entire thing. I am not ruling out the possibility of a crazed right-winger actually perpetrating these things. But I particularly must insist that this is not conservatives’ MO, and that this is pretty exclusively what Leftists tend to do, so that draws more suspicion.
As a rule of thumb, I do not trust what the MSM tells me about anything. I especially do not trust people who choose to capitalize on tragedy (or potential tragedy) for political gain as the Left often does and as many people including CNN President Jeff Zucker, lunatic actor Jim Carrey, 1/1024th conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin and others are doing.
So any sort of story that puts the blame on Trump, his rhetoric surrounding the fake news media (there’s a word for what the media is doing regarding all of this. I believe it is called “irony”), or anything that tries to, without proof, put the blame on Trump and/or conservatives I will simply not believe.
My belief is that this is largely theatrics meant to garner momentum for Democrats now that they are having actual doubts about their coveted “blue wave”. It could even be meant to serve as justification for the horrendous behavior they have shown towards conservatives.
By no means am I claiming that that’s the reality of the situation. I cannot prove that this is what is actually happening. I am merely suggesting that all of the circumstances surrounding these events are far too suspicious for me to take at face value.
But as I cannot prove anything regarding whether or not the Left is making all of this up for political gain (even if the circumstances point to that), all I will do for now is pray that this sort of thing does not happen to anyone else, Republican or Democrat, and that there will be a Christian revival that will lead to this sort of scare to no longer happen, particularly with such frequency.
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
One of the biggest stories this week, which will likely continue being as big, or even bigger in the days and weeks to come, is the fact that anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000 illegal immigrants are marching towards the United States, likely seeking “asylum”. It will soon be clear why I am putting that in quotation marks.
Anyway, I say that the caravan is in that range because I have seen multiple different numbers. Many report 5,000 to 7,000, while others like the Daily Wire report 10,000, so it’s not entirely clear which number is most accurate. But regardless of the actual number, that is a lot of people staging what can only be described as an invasion, even if it is an unarmed (though I imagine many people are armed) invasion of the U.S., which is the reason Trump is perfectly justified in using the military to stop this caravan, if that is the route he opts in taking.
However, reading the title, you must know that there is something within this story that yours truly sees as a good thing. I can assure you, I am not becoming a Leftist. I’d rather bathe in a tub of acid than be a Leftist.
I am, however, seeing what can be considered the big picture here. Allow me to explain.
Reading the news of the caravan starting up, leaving Honduras, swelling in size, and forcefully pushing past Mexican police and MPs, how does that make you feel? I imagine disturbed at the very least, or even downright terrified. If so, you can be safe in knowing that you are not alone in this.
While the Democrats might see this caravan as a good thing (without necessarily saying that outright) and while they might choose to ignore it as though it’s not happening, we can’t help but acknowledge it and see it as a very bad thing.
Let’s not beat around the bush. This is an invasion. With this many people, likely being helped in being fed, sheltered, etc. (likely by George Soros, but I can’t prove that), all seeking “asylum”, you can’t help but think of this as an invasion. And by the way, I put asylum in quotation marks because these people aren’t seeking asylum from their own countries. If you’ve seen the pictures, you’ll see some people waving the Honduran flag, the Mexican flag and whatever country’s flag these people are from.
If they were seeking asylum or refuge from those countries, they wouldn’t be proudly flying those countries’ flags. When have you seen a North Korean defector waving the North Korean flag? Or a Cuban escapee waving the Cuban flag? When have you seen someone escaping oppression, socialism, etc. waving the flag and proudly representing the country they just “escaped” from?
These aren’t refugees, or asylum seekers, or immigrants. They are invaders.
Knowing all of this, don’t you think this will make Americans like me and you want a border wall at the Southern border? The reason the Great Wall of China was initially built was because during the Qin Dynasty, the First Emperor of Qin wanted to prevent invasion from northern nations. Sure, later it was used to protect Silk Road trade, but it was initially built to guard China from invasion.
Likewise, we see something similar. We have nations down south who don’t want to invade the country themselves, waging war against us, but nations who allow their people to illegally migrate to another country en masse.
It may not be any one particular nation that is the invading force of this caravan, but it is those nations’ people who are forcefully making their way here, all-the-while still representing their countries of origin through the proud waving of their flags.
The idea of a foreign entity invading the U.S. is downright terrifying and should put everyone on edge. This is what we are facing right now, so we have to come up with viable solutions. Allowing this caravan entry into the country means other caravans popping up and doing the same, eventually leading to the utter invasion and transformation of the U.S. away from its founding principles (which are already under attack by the Left anyway) and into a country similar to the rest of the continent.
The blessing in disguise that this caravan brings is that people might become more warm to the idea of a border wall.
When Trump initially came up with the idea of building a “big, beautiful wall” in our border with Mexico, many people loved it, but many people also hated it. The media, unsurprisingly, was adamantly against it, as were the Democrats.
But given how toxic the Left has shown themselves to truly be, I imagine there will be more and more people choosing to vote Republican this November. As time goes on, the media has been a little less adamant to claim victory of a “blue wave”, saying that it might be a close race. Even DNC Chairman Tom Perez recently said that “we (Democrats) always knew that this election was going to be close.”
At the start of the year, everyone was making the same claims that they were making in 2016: Trump is going to lose, Democrats are going to win in the biggest landslide ever, blah, blah, blah.
And now, he says it’s going to be close?
This sort of thing tends to be the case as the race grows near. People become slightly less confident and think it will be closer than previously anticipated. But this sort of thing, coming after a year of touting a blue wave that would sweep the Republicans and crush Trump, is indicative that the Democrats legitimately fear there will be no such blue wave.
Why? Because their attitude and actions have been so toxic that they’re driving people away. Not that they would ever admit to that, of course, but the results will show. The “#WalkAway” movement started for a reason and I believe it has far more traction than the Left believes it has.
This caravan can only help Republicans and Trump come November. It’s indicative of the failed immigration policies of the Democrats that have slowly, but surely been eating away at our border safety, leading millions to enter the country illegally. Now, we have large groups of people forcefully making their way to the U.S., not in the hopes of assimilating, being part of our capitalistic economic system, but in the hopes of exploiting it at best and changing it at worst.
Trump, for his part, is rightly putting the blame on the Democrats. It’s THEIR immigration policy and lack of enforcing immigration laws that has led to this invasion.
Now, the ironic thing is that a recent NBC/WSJ poll, which has Trump at a record high of 47% approval rating (record high for the poll itself), says that Democrats are ahead when it comes to the issue of immigration (up by 4 points on Repubs). Meaning that likely voters trust Democrats a little more on immigration than they do the GOP.
Well, while I find that awfully suspicious given Trump’s high approval in the poll itself and given that immigration is what Trump won on, I doubt such an advantage is actually there. It might’ve been back during the summer when the Left were screaming at Trump over keeping kids in cages (which is what Obama was doing, but no one pay attention to that) and separating kids from their parents (which Clinton started, but again, no one pay attention to that). That’s when Democrats might’ve taken the lead in immigration, but definitely not now.
And with this caravan, there’s no way people aren’t at the very least disturbed by it enough to want to build a wall.
I hate the idea of a caravan of illegals making their way to the U.S. I imagine many people feel the same way. But while Trump might be able to stop this caravan, and God-willing he will, what’s to stop another caravan in the future from popping up?
Trump won’t be President for life like his Chinese counter-part. Eventually, someone else will be President. Hopefully a Republican, but who’s to say that they would be able, or even willing, to stop a future caravan?
A wall, on the other hand, is imposing and permanent (unless you tear it down, of course, but you get my point). A wall would/will be more able to stop invaders. Of course, it will also have to be accompanied by actual enforcement of our immigration laws, but a wall is at least a start.
This caravan, quite frankly, terrifies me. I am not in a border state, so I will not be directly affected by this, but the number of people coming in here illegally, who will definitely be voting Democrat because Democrats don’t care about voting laws (or any laws that don’t benefit them), as well as the fact that, if not stopped, this will definitely encourage more and more caravans popping up makes me afraid for our future.
Because while today it may be anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000, more caravans means more and bigger numbers to the point where we are either completely overrun or our economy is so garbage that people won’t want to come anymore because it’d be no different from Central America. Frankly, it could easily become both.
At this point, I don’t see voting Republican this November as voting for a political party that I more agree and identify with. I see it as the safeguarding of our country both now and in the future. The Democrats have proven they have no desire to protect America, particularly as it is now. They wish to transform it no matter what, even if that means being overrun by illegals.
I’m not gonna be voting Republican just to punish the Democrats for their recent behavior. I’m doing it because they seem to be the only ones that actually give a damn about protecting this country.
This is no longer about certain policies working or not. It’s about the survival of our country as we know it. It’s about defending our country from foreign invaders.
Everyone says this is the most important election of our lifetimes, or at least one of them. They’re certainly not wrong, because this means we either protect our nation from future invasions and the evils of the Left, or we surrender to future invasions and the evils of the Left.
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
I don’t know if I have written an article where I don’t decry that people who tend to vote Democrat also tend to be ignorant of facts and/or reality. It is not meant to serve as an insult to Democrat voters, but rather, a warning that their vote is helping evil people who wish to take away their freedoms.
Knowing this, I cannot say I am surprised when Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips could not find a single Beto supporter in Texas A&M who could name even one of his accomplishments.
The video (below) begins with Cabot asking some students who they would vote for if the election were held the following day. Unsurprisingly, many said they would vote for Beto for different reasons. One of them said they would vote for Beto because she is a woman, and another said because she believes Democrats help poor people.
Yeah, they help poor people stay poor, but whatever.
In any case, Cabot then followed up by asking them if there were any accomplishments that would make Beto “a good person for office”. As you know by the title of this article, you know that not one of them could point to anything. At best, the only thing they could point to is him being popular; getting his name out there. If that’s the case, then I would imagine Kim Kardashian is just as qualified as Beto O’Rourke to be in the United States Senate based on that alone.
The woman who pointed towards his popularity could not really come up with an actual career accomplishment for Beto, saying she wasn’t as educated as she would like to be.
Another student tried to point to the fact that he’s “been working really hard with everything he’s been doing around Texas.” To Beto’s credit, he has been going around Texas a lot, so he is getting out there unlike a certain failed Presidential candidate who took her election for granted. But “working really hard” is not a career accomplishment. If that’s the argument in Beto’s favor, the same case can be made for Ted Cruz, but accentuated because he’s actually in the Senate and has been doing this for a few years now.
But the same student that tried to argue that his hard work is something to look towards also says that Beto “doesn’t really have the platform to make a huge difference right now.”
Then why vote for him at all? Typically, a political candidate has a platform to make an immediate difference. Whether they stick to it or not is a different issue, but not even having a platform to “make a huge difference right now” should come off as somewhat of a red flag for this student.
Another student actually offered a little bit more (at least in terms of word count, not in terms of substance), saying that Beto might not have the experience, but he would get it as a Senator. Basically, he was trying to compare being a U.S. Senator to getting an entry level job.
Now, as a young man also looking for a job (that pays), I get what he’s saying. I often come across entry level positions that require a college degree (which I’m working towards) and a few years of experience in the field. You have to have a job to get experience but you also need experience to get a job. Such is the paradoxical problem for a young man in America. But Cabot himself argues that there’s a difference between an entry level job and being a Senator.
But the student kept trying to argue that “you can be as informed about a position without actually doing it.” Which is not true at all. Without being a Senator, you cannot fully understand what it is to be a Senator. And while you can learn an awful lot and be as informed about it as you can be, actually doing it is different from imagining yourself doing it, even if you’re well-informed.
For example, I could learn as much as I possibly could about the job my mom has. But that doesn’t mean I would be able to do it just as well as her or even properly at first.
So considering this is a Senate position we’re talking about, what would the reason be for going for someone who has no experience or much knowledge about the job, and apparently no platform or accomplishments to brag about, when you can go for someone who is experienced, knows a lot about the job, and has accomplishments to his name?
Speaking just in terms of this alone, the best choice would be Ted Cruz. If you’re a hardcore Democrat voter, of course, none of that would matter. To them, any Democrat, regardless of experience or accomplishments, is better than any Republican. Which is something that I can understand. To me, just about any Republican is better than a Democrat. So I can understand such a mindset.
But if you’re talking about accomplishments, experience, etc. aside from everything else, then Ted Cruz should still be considered the best candidate even by Democrat standards. Of course, putting everything else in there such as policy, beliefs, etc., then Ted Cruz is a million times better than O’Rourke, who would wind up as yet another Pelosi puppet at best.
In any case, after a little bit of banter of the students’ reasons for voting for Beto, the video ends with some conservative college students saying they will vote for Ted Cruz and offering pretty good reasons.
That portion begins with one of the students hilariously answering Cabot’s question of naming Beto’s accomplishments with: “Unless you count going to jail for DWI as an accomplishment, then no.”
I honestly laughed out loud with that one. Even PolitiFact, the left-leaning “fact-checking” site confirms the fact that O’Rourke was arrested for DWI in 1998, and was even arrested for burglary in 1995, but the case was “disposed of in February 1996”, according to PolitiFact.
Regardless, the first person that told Cabot that he would vote for Ted Cruz said that he had voted for him in the past, and he believes Cruz supports family, which according to the student, is “a very important Texas value”. In a perfect world, that would be a very important world value, not just restricted to Texas, but we don’t live in a perfect world, do we?
The second student to say he would vote for Cruz said that Cruz stands for freedom, such as the freedom to own guns, and that he’s good on immigration, all of which are exceedingly true.
So at least the video ends in a good note. But returning to the Beto supporters, that further shows people that Democrat voters don’t tend to stay informed about issues and candidates. The problem arises in the fact that there is also a slew of misinformation out there, particularly in the fake news media. Now, if the Orange County millennials are anything to go by, young people don’t tend to watch the news. So they don’t tend to think that the hoax that is Russian collusion is a key issue for them, or whatever Trump says about horseface (in my opinion, he was being too nice to Stormy. The other end of the horse is really more accurate of a description).
This whole thing highlights the need to stay informed about people, issues, and what people think about certain issues. To the Left, illegal immigration is good and gun-ownership is bad; MS-13 are angels while NRA members are terrorists. Sometimes, in certain areas, they try to hide who they are (i.e. McCaskill trying to hide how anti-gun she really is). So the need to stay informed about people is very important.
Individually, those students should at the very least look up things Beto has done in the past (apart from his criminal background, at least) and get themselves informed about him. It’s really the least they could do for themselves. And God-willing, doing extensive research will lead them to change their mind about Beto and decide to go for someone who is not going to destroy Texas as much as he can.
“An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
There are multiple polls out there that try to signify one thing or another. Polls that signify utter defeat for Republicans, not such big defeats for Republicans, and perhaps considerable gains for Republicans. Polls that show extreme levels of enthusiasm never before seen in American politics. And as is always the case, both parties wish to gain the young people’s vote. However, one reporter from NBC News discovered something that perhaps should not come as so much of a surprise: Millennials are not all that interested in voting.
Recently, an NBC News correspondent went to the University of California-Irvine campus in Orange County, an area known for being rather conservative, and asked some students there if they were going to vote this November. Of the roughly 20 students that were gathered by a bus stop, only one of them told the MSM correspondent that they would vote. The rest either did not suggest they would vote or flat out ignored the guy. He actually had to ask the question three times before one of the students said they would vote, so that tells you the level of enthusiasm in these kids.
After that rather embarrassing spectacle, the correspondent asked a couple of students what they cared about. Their answer should really not come as a surprise to anyone: “school.”
Who knew college students cared mostly about school?
Getting back on track, the correspondent asked the same kids what would be the topic that would ultimately garner their vote. Their answer was not very different. Their biggest concern was how much school cost, which is a problem we can all understand.
Might I offer a suggestion for lowering school tuition? How about colleges stop paying exorbitant amounts of money to people pretending to be a different race in order to meet a racial diversity quota only to have those people teach a class every once in a blue moon? *ahem* Elizabeth Warren *ahem*. Or how about no longer paying crazy people to stand on a stage and yell at white people for the suffering of minorities (that Democrats cause) and that there are as many genders as there are flavors of ice cream?
Either way, let’s get back to the surprised NBC News correspondent.
He mentioned to the two students who said their biggest concern was school that they had not mentioned the biggest issues that “people talk about on the news all the time – the Russia investigation, the Supreme Court.”
The students answered that they simply did not watch the news, which is why they do not concern themselves with that sort of stuff.
The correspondent moved on to two more students. He told them that it could fall to them whether or not Congress was in the hands of Republicans or Democrats and asked them if they were currently thinking about that. Their answer, at this point, should not come as a surprise. They are not very enthusiastic or concerned about voting or even who Congress goes to. The student who answered also mentioned that he assumes that “the people voting have probably some idea of who they are voting for.”
The correspondent then turned to the other student, a girl, and asked her if she was going to vote. She says: “I should,” and mentions that “we are the most unreliable people [for] Democrats…”
The correspondent finally conceded that they might not vote and asked them, in a disappointed tone, that the Democrats “can’t count on you guys necessarily.” The students answered with a relatively uncaring “no”.
Of course, this all comes as relative good news and bad news. The good news is that these kids aren’t being poisoned by what the media says. The bad news is that they are also not getting themselves informed of how diabolical the Democrat Party is and the horrendous behavior they have shown throughout the Kavanaugh confirmation process and even before that.
They actually kind of remind me of the Chinese millennials who were not interested in communism, in a way.
And all things considered, I am not so surprised that these kids are not all that interested in voting. Most people, believe it or not, are not all that political. This includes even millennials. But I will admit that I, myself, was about as surprised as the NBC News correspondent. Knowing what’s been going on in this country, the fact that millennials (at least these ones in the video) are not all that interested in voting is actually pretty surprising.
Of course, you also have to take into consideration that these are college kids who have other things in mind. Things like midterms (exams, that is), projects, part-time jobs, events, clubs, friends, relationships, etc., so it is understandable that maybe who wins the 2018 midterm elections might not be at the forefront of their minds.
Generally speaking, midterm elections are not as popular or considered to be as important as presidential elections. And even though both Republicans and Democrats make it a case to point out how important this next election is (for different reasons, obviously), there are still people who will not really care all that much and stay at home on November 6th.
Even I make the point that this midterm election is a lot more important than the ones in the past. In my honest opinion, the 2018 midterms are just as important as the 2016 presidential election. I consider this next election a turning point. Either we fall back to the socialism that ravaged the country during the Obama years, but on steroids, or we push back against the destructive Left and possibly send them over the edge of complete and total insanity.
Insanity that could lead to even more violence that makes the kind of violence we are witnessing now look like a tea party by comparison.
But I digress. From what I can gather with this funny NBC video, I take it that people are not quite as fired up to kick Trump out of office as the Left thought they were. With how they’ve been portraying Trump, they believe the vast majority of the country agrees with them. That Trump’s supporters regretted voting for him the minute he won and are ready to toss him on his behind. That all of America hates that Trump cheated to win and wants to rectify that.
That is so far from reality, the Left might as well be 2D cartoons.
That’s not to say deranged Leftists aren’t fired up to vote down-the-line Democrat this November, but that is to say that there is likely an equal or greater amount of Americans, not just conservatives but Independents and former Democrats too, who are fired up to punish these unruly children calling themselves a political party.
All I know is that this millennial right here is ready to vote down-the-line Republican and keep, if not grow, the GOP majority in Congress. Not necessarily because I believe these Republicans are great and care about what I think or are ready to pass MAGA agenda items, but because I know full-well what the alternative would be.
If I have to choose between a human being with flaws or literally Satan, I would choose the human.
“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
After about a month (or at least what felt like a month) of smear campaign after smear campaign against Judge (now Justice) Brett Kavanaugh, the dangerous mob rule of the Left has been defeated by sanity and logic.
But just because Brett Kavanaugh is now a Supreme Court Justice does not mean that the Left will simply lay down in defeat. Much like the 2016 Presidential election, they will deem this confirmation illegitimate and have even warned that, should they retake the House, they will impeach Brett Kavanaugh and undermine President Trump, and subsequently, the American people who wanted him confirmed in the first place.
The behavior the Left displayed in the weeks running up to Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote was absolutely horrendous, shameful and even terrifying. But what is even more terrifying is the knowledge that this is only the beginning.
This whole thing started with Sen. Diane Feinstein releasing a letter that was sent to her describing a horrible act that was supposedly perpetrated by Kavanaugh. For a long while, that was all people were talking about. The supposed ire that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford went through roughly 30 years ago.
The biggest problem that the Left faced (but tried to ignore until it came back to bite them) is that Ford’s claims were uncorroborated. She presented no evidence to prove her claims and no witnesses to corroborate her claims. In fact, the witnesses she names either deny having been there or deny such a party even happening in the first place.
But instead of moving on to something substantial in their fight against Brett Kavanaugh, the Left chose to double down. They didn’t just ignore the fact that Ford’s claims were uncorroborated, they flat out denied that they even needed to be corroborated.
Multiple Leftists tried to take away Kavanaugh’s right to presumption of innocence. They painted him as a rapist even before the most ludicrous accusation, that of Swetnik’s, even came up. In their minds, Ford calling him a sexual assaulter made him one. They didn’t just ignore logic or sanity. They adamantly rejected both of them.
After Ford came out with her story and seeing how the media and the Democrats reacted, more women tried to come in and achieve something similar. The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow reported a story of Brett Kavanaugh having exposed himself in front of a woman named Deborah Ramirez. That story was also uncorroborated.
But as if either of those uncorroborated stories weren’t enough, in came Michael Avenatti with his client, a woman named Julia Swetnik. While Ford did not try to go as far as to say Kavanaugh had raped her (though she said she thought he would have tried to) and Ramirez tried to fan the flames just a little bit with a story of sexual misconduct, not necessarily assault, Swetnik came in chucking a gallon of gas into the fire.
The problem was that, apart from the fact that her story was also uncorroborated, it was also largely incredible. As in hardly anyone with a functioning brain would believe it.
Who would believe a college-age girl would go to high school parties where there would be gang rapes and drugging of girls? Beyond that, who would believe a college-age girl would attend such parties 10 DIFFERENT TIMES?!
But did that actually insane story stop the Left from pushing it? Of course not, because these people are just as unhinged as that story was.
Multiple Democrats roped in Swetnik’s accusation along with Ford’s and Ramirez’s. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), who largely made a name for herself in this case against Kavanaugh, said: “We already have three credible reports of sexual misconduct by Judge Kavanaugh” when calling for an FBI investigation against the nominee.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said: “We now have three credible accusers of sexual assault.”
And Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) issued a press release titled: “Senate Democrats: FBI Must Investigate All Three Credible Allegations of Sexual Assault Against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.”
They all deemed Swetnik’s ludicrous accusation to be just as credible as the other two. While I would consider Ford’s to be somewhat believable to an extent, and Ramirez to a lesser extent, Swetnik’s accusation is flat out unbelievable, let alone incredible. Whether you like Brett Kavanaugh or not, you would be hard-pressed to believe a girl would repeatedly go to parties where girls get drugged and raped by a line of boys.
Had it been once, then we could chuck it up to being in the wrong place at the wrong time and having survived something horrendous that one time. But 10? Not even fiction writers would find this believable.
And yet, the Left ran with it. They abandoned sanity and logic in favor of partisan politics. But alas, they failed.
The circus show that they created wound up coming back to bite them. And even Democrats and the MSM have been blaming Avenatti for making things as wild as they were (and they are right to some extent, but not without a share of the blame themselves for running with it in the first place).
They saw what happened in the Alabama special election and thought they could recreate that with Kavanaugh. The problem was that at least some of the accusations against Roy Moore were believable and credible. He DID date a 16-year-old girl (not that it is illegal in Alabama, for some reason). So some of the accusations were at least believable (I won’t call them credible because virtually nothing happened after Moore lost, which makes me think it was nothing more than a political hit-job).
But when it comes to all the accusations against Kavanaugh, the most believable one is Ford’s and even that is a bit of a stretch to say it’s believable. She could not remember the when or where of it and could not remember who drove her home. She remembered the incident in detail but anyone can do that, particularly if they have 30+ years to do it.
And the subsequent allegations became less and less believable until you get to Swetnik who was basically a nuclear bomb directed at Kavanaugh, but likely impacted the Left a lot more.
But the fact that the Left ran with all of them, despite them not being corroborated with evidence, and even going as far as to believe it was up to Kavanaugh to prove his innocence rather than Ford to prove his guilt tells me all I need to know about where we are headed as a nation against the Left.
Like wild dogs, they will bite and maul at anyone and anything. And I would not be surprised if they started to get violent.
The Kavanaugh confirmation process is proof that the Left is ready to abandon any and all sense of morality, logic and sanity. I’ve said before that Trump’s election did not create the Left’s insane nature, but rather exposed it. The confirmation process for Kavanaugh exposed something else: the Left is not ashamed of what they are.
They wanted to destroy Kavanaugh and went to any length they deemed necessary. They slandered him and dragged his name through the mud. They targeted him and his family and have tried to utterly destroy his name. A writer for Stephen Colbert even tweeted on the day of Kavanaugh’s confirmation: “Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life.”
That tells you everything you need to know, doesn’t it? It wasn’t about making sure a woman was heard. It wasn’t about defending victims of sexual assault. It wasn’t about standing up to a possible sexual assaulter. It was about ruining a man who stands in the Left’s way. They wanted to do to Kavanaugh what they want to do to Trump. Only, they thought they could destroy Kavanaugh if they went twice as hard against him as they did against Trump.
Yesterday, it was Brett Kavanaugh. Who will it be today? Or tomorrow? Or Novemver 6th, 2018? Or further down the road?
I recently had a conversation with someone regarding this whole issue. They made the point that this was a war against men that the Left is waging. I made the point that it was a war against conservatives that the Left is waging. Upon further analysis and thought, I could say that it’s really both.
The Left hates this thing called the “patriarchy”. And within this patriarchy, there exist men of all kinds, even Leftist men. Just the title of a man is enough to be considered part of this patriarchy regardless of your beliefs.
Leftist men like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, George Takei, Bill Cosby, Al Franken and others have been destroyed by the #MeToo movement. As well they should have. What they did was horrendous, particularly Weinstein.
As far as I can tell, the #MeToo movement has destroyed far more Leftist men than conservatives.
It depicts a war against men. Yes, most, if not all of them are sexual assaulters, so there definitely has to be some punishment against them. But the Left has hijacked this movement and aimed its sights at conservatives who did not do anything.
Anyone who is a conservative is considered a sexual assault apologist at best and a sexual assaulter and rapist at worst. The Women’s March, another Leftist organization, even went as far as to call Senator Susan Collins a “Rape Apologist” for having voted in favor of Kavanaugh.
So this war the Left is waging, I would say, is both against men in general and conservatives (or anyone who stands in their way, since I would not call Collins a “conservative” even after this).
This is where the Left is going. It’s somewhere that, if you have any sense for right and wrong, or any sanity within you, you cannot follow. What they want is a society where they are in control, anyone who opposes them is punished and everyone else submits to them out of fear.
A society where rule of law does not exist, only rule of mob. A society where good, innocent men are disparaged and destroyed just because they are nominated by a guy the Left does not like, or even just because they are men and that’s good enough to destroy them. Frankly, aside from key details, I would not be surprised if they had been as savage and barbaric towards Amy Coney Barrett (who I look forward to replacing RBG). She also would have stood in their way and they would have gone to any lengths they felt were needed to destroy her.
Doubtful it would’ve been with sexual assault allegations given she’s a woman, but they would have done something.
And all things considered, I am glad Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by Trump over Barrett. Not because I prefer him over her. In fact, I think she’s even more conservative than Kavanaugh and was my favorite candidate out of the list that Trump released. But I am glad Kavanaugh was chosen because this process further exposed the Left for what they are: totally and unequivocally unhinged and deranged.
I’d rather know the enemy I am facing, even if it terrifies me, than be oblivious to my enemy and live in blissful ignorance that would ultimately kill me.
I’m glad we all got to see the Left for the crap that they are. This process has affirmed my belief in voting Republican. Not necessarily because I might like the Republican candidate, but because I absolutely cannot allow a Democrat to win. Not anymore. And while Manchin voted in favor of Kavanaugh, he only did it because he thought it’d help him in November. I thank him for voting the way he did, but will not give him more credit than what is due.
As for the rest of the Democrat Party, I do not see a single one that I would consider sane in any way. At best, maybe Nancy Pelosi, but if I consider her to be the least deranged out of the bunch, that tells me a lot about the Democrat Party.
The good news is that God is always in control and that the Left’s recent behavior will likely cost them in the midterms. Only insane people support insane people. And I do not think there are that many of them to vote Democrat. With the WalkAway movement, which likely gained more traction after this, I doubt sane people will vote Democrat.
But I won’t count my eggs before they hatch. We are still a month away from the midterms and a lot can happen in that time span. But it would take a miracle for the Left to put out the dumpster fire they have created for themselves. And knowing them, they will not only ignore the fact that they are a dumpster fire, but will flat out reject that there is any other alternative than being a dumpster fire.
“Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
As much as I find it astonishing that I could ever agree with Michael Moore on something, it’s finally happened. While we disagree on virtually everything ever in relation to politics, we seemingly share a common belief: President Donald Trump will be re-elected in 2020.
Now, there’s added stipulation to that idea, which is where we disagree once more. Moore believes Trump will win only if Democrats become complacent and believe they will win 2020 guaranteed. Such cockiness obviously back-fired in 2016 and Moore believes such cockiness, if it shows itself again and gets Democrat voters to not even bother voting because Trump will lose no matter what, will guarantee Trump gets re-elected.
Now, I did say I disagreed with that, but I should clarify that I don’t totally disagree. You see, he’s right in that Democrats will 100% lose in 2020 if they become as complacent as they were in 2016. However, he’s wrong, in my opinion, that avoiding such complacency will mean Trump loses in 2020. But the reason I argue this, I will share momentarily. First, I want to share what Moore actually said.
“Too many people in the summer of 2016 were so sure Hillary was going to win, saying no one is going to vote for this idiot. He could win again. I operate as if he is a two-term Trump. I have to. If you think any other way you are guaranteeing that whoever is going to run against him will lose.”
Moore went on to say that Trump is “an evil genius and he was able to outsmart the smartest person ever to run for president. He figured out how to win by losing the election. How did that happen? Historians are going to deal with this for years to come.”
Okay, there are a lot of things to get through with this. First, I don’t think I need to explain how Trump is not an “evil genius” as Moore describes him. He’s one of the most pro-life Presidents we’ve seen, he’s done his part to help out people who have suffered from hurricanes, he’s defended the people of Syria from their own government and he’s created millions of jobs and a booming economy that doesn’t show signs of slowing down.
Second, he thinks Hillary was the smartest person ever?! HAHAHAHAHAHA! If she’s the smartest person ever then I’m the tooth fairy.
Third, I have a few theories as to what he means by “he won by losing the election”. Either he is talking about losing the popular vote and still winning the election, which makes sense since he’s talked about it in the past (as has virtually every other salty Democrat and Leftist ever) or he’s talking about the hoax of a Trump-Russia collusion that “helped” Trump win an election he would have otherwise lost. Either could be the case, but I’m thinking the former is what he means. Either way, it’s dumb.
We have an electoral college for a reason. Trump won 304 delegates while Hillary won 227. Trump won 2,626 counties compared to Hillary’s 487. Take away California and you have FAR MORE votes for Trump than Hillary. The reason we have an Electoral College is so that a single state can’t decide who wins the presidency for the rest of the country. The Electoral College gives every state a voice.
And I didn’t hear these children whining and moaning when Mitt Romney won the popular vote in 2012. By their own logic and complaints, the candidate who puts dogs on top of station wagons should have won over Obama. And yet, not one of them complained about the Electoral College.
Moore then goes on to theorize that the person who wrote the anti-Trump op-ed for the New York Times was either Trump himself or “one of his minions.” I won’t discuss this because the entire thing is asinine and only reinforces our belief that there is a silent coup against Trump. This op-ed does more damage to the Left than to Trump.
Now, earlier I promised to explain why I think Moore is wrong about Democrats being able to beat Trump in 2020 if they go out to vote. I will explain this now.
Moore believes the sole reason Trump won was because Democrats stayed at home in 2016. While that certainly helped, I fundamentally believe Trump would have won even if they turned out to vote. Why? Because Hillary would’ve meant more stagnation for America. We did not want that and chose Trump to lead the country.
In 2020, Moore believes Democrats can beat Trump if they turn out to vote. Wrong again, for multiple reasons. First of all, while Trump was relatively unproven in 2016, Trump has done more than enough to show he is a competent leader and a fantastic President for this country both in terms of a massive and speedy economic revival (that’s Trump’s, not Obama’s) and in terms of foreign policy, with a nearly destroyed ISIS, a denuclearizing North Korea and a defunded Iran (though Obama probably has done lasting damage there anyway).
Second of all, and I think this might be just as important a point to make: no matter who wins in 2018, Trump will likely win in 2020.
Say that Republicans keep control of Congress. The economy won’t likely slow down, more jobs will be created and the country will keep improving and improving. With all the success that another two years will bring (remember, we still haven’t even hit 2 years into Trump’s presidency and he’s done more than the last 2 presidents combined) and the country knowing full-well who can take credit for this American revival, Trump will almost certainly win in 2020.
Now, say that Democrats win either the House or Senate, or even both. For all their talks about impeachment, actually getting the job done is virtually impossible. They need two-thirds vote in the Senate (and no nuclear option will be available), as well as the VP to vote in favor of impeachment. If he doesn’t, Congress will have to find the votes to override the VP’s veto. Unless the Democrats get a super-majority in the Senate, the chances of which become zero if they lose even one of their seats, Trump won’t be impeached.
However, that does not mean the Democrats are left in tatters. If they can’t impeach Trump, they’ll settle for disrupting everything he tries to do (which even then they won’t be able to disrupt absolutely everything) and slow down the MAGA agenda. If the Democrats win in 2018, Trump likely won’t be impeached, but things will not be pretty at all. Things will be slowed down, taxes will get raised and the economic revival we’ve been experiencing will dilute and we’ll go back to some level of stagnation.
That being said, Democrats winning in 2018 will all but guarantee Trump wins in 2020, because we all know he is a master at successfully pinning the blame where it must go. While other Republicans are complacent and don’t put the blame on Democrats, at least effectively, Trump will be able to successfully blame the Democrats for any damage they cause.
The only ways I see Trump losing in 2020 is either Trump majorly messes up and loses support, which is not too likely to happen or Democrats win a super-majority and successfully impeach Trump, in which case there wouldn’t even be a 2020 election for Trump.
But a lot of things would have to go right for the Democrats that I simply don’t think will happen.
Now, I’m not guaranteeing this by any means. A lot of things can happen between now and next year, let alone 2020. With all of that said, this should not be an excuse not to go out and vote Republican this November. Though the likelihood of Trump getting impeached is low, a Democrat House and/or Senate could derail the country and set us back years.
Losing 2018 wouldn’t be the end of the world but it’s not an ideal scenario. I’d rather have scummy Republicans who are fairly complacent but will keep taxes low and jobs coming in and will leave Trump alone for the most part than have scummy Democrats who are thirsty for blood from Trump (figuratively) and anyone who ever dared support him, and thus, dared defy them.
Republicans may not have done much to earn our votes, but Democrats have done everything to let us know those nut-jobs should not get anywhere close to public office, lest they be allowed to run this country in the direction of Venezuela.
While there are some good Republicans, I do not see a single good Democrat. I’d rather take a shot with an untrustworthy Republican who might do the right thing on occasion than vote for a Democrat whom I fundamentally know wishes to turn this country upside down and into something it was never founded to be.
At this point, this race isn’t about Republican vs. Democrat. It’s not Right vs. Left. It’s Good vs. Evil. I’m not saying all Republicans are good, but voting for Democrats, at this stage in the game, is effectively voting for evil. What I mean by good vs. evil is it would be good for Republicans to keep control of Congress, even if they still play political games and try to attack Trump on occasion. But allowing Democrats to have control of either chamber of Congress, or both chambers of Congress is allowing for evil to basically run amok.
Regardless, that’s to be discussed at a later date. For now, I just wanted to take note that Michael Moore, for as ignorant as he is, is not a complete moron. He’s at least smart enough not to get too confident in Democrats. For that, I’ll give him credit. For everything else, however, that’s a different story.
Even when I agree with Moore, I end up disagreeing with him to some level. Isn’t life just funny sometimes?
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Knowing that there is any number of Americans that wants to abolish ICE, in my mind, is not a good thing. However, let me explain why this is pretty incredible news.
A few months back, when the immigration debate somehow became a good thing for Democrats because of ICE policy of separating children from their parents (that was demonized as virtual kidnapping of foreigners), around 43% of Democrats said that they supported a bill that would effectively abolish ICE.
Interestingly enough, a few Democrats picked up on that and decided to make it a front-and-center issue for them, and it even led to some Democrats wanting to vote on such a thing in the House of Representatives, with Republicans calling their bluff on it, and the Democrats voting against bringing up the issue.
But regardless of this, separation of children at the border became a big issue for Democrats, with Elizabeth Warren even saying that that’s more important than Mollie Tibbetts being killed by an illegal immigrant. It was a big deal and a big topic. And clearly, at the time, Democrats thought immigration and ICE would be a good topic to rally a resistance to Trump in November.
It seems now, however, that such a thing might not be a very good idea. According to an Associated Press poll, “only a quarter of Democrats support eliminating the agency that carried out the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.”
With that said, that doesn’t exactly mean that ICE is starting to make some friends out of Democrats. According to the AP, around 57% of Democrats and 75% of people who are self-described liberals view the agency in a negative way.
Still, it’s interesting to see such a massive shift away from wanting to flat out abolish ICE. It seems that the only reason so many Democrats wanted to abolish ICE was because of the outrage they felt and the emotions they held about separation of children at the border. Once the outrage died down, it seems more Democrats were beginning to think a bit more and decide that, while they may not necessarily support or like ICE, they are a necessity for border security.
Of course, you could say: “But Freddie, I thought Democrats didn’t care about border security”. ELECTED Democrats don’t, because they get free votes with more illegals pouring into the country and never being negatively affected by it, given they feel safe and secure in their own homes.
However, while there are plenty of Democrat voters who might not care about border security and want open borders, there are enough of them to realize that such a thing would not be fantastic, as many criminals could also come in and wreak havoc upon Americans.
Democrat voters don’t want criminals on the streets. Democrat officials want anyone they can get to vote, regardless of criminal history.
Now, there is another observation I wish to make. Children separated at the borders seemed, for a time, that it would be a frontline issue for Democrats to tackle and run on in the upcoming midterm elections, with the abolition of ICE likely being part of it. However, as time has gone on and the dust has settled, less and less Democrats have begun to support the idea of abolishing the organization altogether. They may want to reform it in some way, which is the direction other Democrats such as Bernie Sanders (yes, he’s technically an Independent, but he’s a Leftist and Democrats are Leftists, so…) have gone, but not abolish it altogether, as people like Ocasio-Cortez have campaigned on.
This much is evident by what I have mentioned above. But the other thing I want to observe here is that it seems Democrats can’t hold on to numbers as well as Trump can.
What do I mean by that? Let’s compare the Democrats and President Trump.
The Democrats, once people have spent their outrage, have seemingly lost support for a key issue they may have wanted to tackle. Sure, Leftists like Bernie Sanders were against the abolition of slav… -er, I mean ICE, but there were Democrats that thought they could make this an issue to run on, as Ocasio-Cortez literally ran on such an issue to defeat Joe Crowley in the Democrat primaries in New York a few months ago.
So this is an issue the Dems want to go with, particularly since Ocasio-Cortez is now one of the faces of the Democrat Party. But given the numbers of Democrats who want to abolish ICE is now LOWER than it used to be, it’s clear that the Dems might not be able to hold large numbers for a long time.
So what does Trump have to do with this? Why bring him up? It’s not necessarily about the issue of immigration or anything of the sort. It’s about his approval numbers.
After the Helsinki summit with Putin, people expected his numbers to go down. They literally did the opposite, with Trump’s approval numbers RISING after the meeting and holding steady ever since.
After the Cohen and Manafort cases, which the Left touted as the beginning of the end for Trump, his numbers, according to an NBC/WSJ poll, have not really budged much, with his numbers being at 46% approval the day after the Manafort and Cohen convictions and 44% a couple of days later.
Yeah, some movement, but nothing as catastrophic as the Left would want, even in a relatively liberal poll. What was described as a horrible week for Trump has shown to be mostly nothing, since the biggest point of the convictions and the Russia collusion narratives have been about driving down Trump’s numbers.
The Left believes these convictions are Trump’s Watergate. The thing is that 1) these things aren’t about Trump that much (Manafort’s case has nothing to do with Trump and Cohen’s case was, seemingly, mostly about his own actions) and 2) what really destroyed Nixon was that his approval numbers were shattered in the time of the scandal breaking out and the time leading up to his resignation.
You see, impeachment is not about justice. While the grounds for impeachment are mostly about high crimes and misdemeanors and that’s what has to start impeachment proceedings that at least appear legit, impeachment is entirely about politics.
Take Nixon, for example. No, he was never impeached, but he was forced to resign to avoid impeachment because his numbers were so low (24% by the time he resigned, according to Gallup). So while he did do something wrong and illegal and should have been forced from office, the bigger point of Watergate was to drop his numbers to the point where virtually everyone in America wanted him gone, and it worked.
Now, take Bill Clinton, for example. Yes, he was technically impeached, but he still served the rest of his term because the impeachment was essentially taken back. And the reason he still served the rest of his term is because he enjoyed very high approval ratings. Most people did not want Clinton out of office, despite the fact that he committed sexual assault as POTUS and should have been forced from office.
So one of the biggest differences between Trump and Nixon is that (apart from the fact that Nixon actually did something wrong while Trump is being attacked because the biggest crime he committed was defeat the Left) Nixon’s numbers dropped significantly due to the scandal. Trump’s numbers have only gone UP since the collusion story and every little other thing that the Left wants to stick on Trump that severely discredits them.
Trump, despite what the Left is saying and doing, is only gaining popularity, even at times when it would seem like he is in trouble. The Democrats, on the other hand, cannot hold on to their popularity, at least on certain issues.
Again, abolishing ICE was something even elected Democrats and Leftists were divided on, but with drops in numbers like these in this amount of time, that tells me Democrats are entirely dependent on the reactions they can get out of people for certain things than on their own actions. This is nothing new, but that’s where Trump has them beat. His numbers aren’t dwindling because he’s Making America Great Again. His actions are the reason for his high approval rating.
But for Democrats, things don’t look so good. Again, this is one issue that even they were divided on, but drops like these are never a good thing, particularly for people like Ocasio-Cortez who campaigned on this issue.
However, don’t take this to mean that Democrats will be soundly defeated in November. They will only be defeated if Republicans go out to vote. Their base is energized with hatred for Trump, despite his approval numbers. So we better go out and match their energy. Trump may not be on the ballot, but he will be severely affected by the results of this election. If we want to keep Making America Great Again, we’re going to have to go out with the same energy that we did in 2016.
Otherwise, there really might be a blue wave (maybe not as big as the Left would want, but still) and that would mean Trump gets essentially derailed, if not altogether impeached.
Democrat voters want to kick Trump out. We have to ensure he remains with a Republican majority in Congress.
With that said, I am hopeful for the midterms. I tend to call myself a realist, so that should be an indication to what I expect will happen in November. Although, I must say this: what happens in July/August doesn’t necessarily affect what happens in November all that much. Which is why any numbers that give any indication to a blue wave today might not be there or very accurate by the time of the election.
“When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
On Tuesday, California (and other states, but we’ll just focus on CA) held their primaries to determine what two candidates will be facing each other in the midterm elections this November. The results don’t look too good for Democrats.
John Fund wrote an article for Fox News explaining the results of these primaries.
He tells us that “Democrats see their path to control of the House running through two dozen districts across the country that sent a Republican to Congress in 2016, but voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. A full seven of those districts are in California.”
Now, California’s primary election system works differently from most other states. They have what is called the “top-two” system, in which the top two vote-getters in the primaries face off against each other in the general election regardless of political party. While it is strange and quirky, it usually offers solid data on the strength of the parties. Fund explains that “the total primary vote for all Republicans versus the total primary vote for all Democrats has almost always been within a couple points of the November result.”
In other words, the results of these elections offer some accurate insight into what the general election results will be. Frankly, they are more accurate polling methods than the polls the fake news media tend to run.
And it is for this very reason that the likelihood of a blue wave, at least in California, is not very high.
Fund then goes over each of the seven districts in California that Democrats were hoping to take over.
“Of their seven targeted GOP seats carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016, the combined total of all Democratic candidates exceeded those of all Republican candidates in only one – the 49th District, vacated by Republican Representative Darryl Issa. And in that district, Democrats currently have only 50.2 percent of the total vote.”
So even in the one district where they got the majority vote, it is still a slim margin. Still, I won’t get my hopes up about this. Despite the polls in Alabama, I fully expected Roy Moore to win in 2017, particularly since the polls had Doug Jones winning by a slim margin of victory. Usually, if it’s that close, I tend to assume the Republican is the one in the lead and the fake news media is simply trying to discourage conservatives. Well, they turned out to be right and it was a close race, but the Democrat won, so I expect the Democrat to win in that district as well. We’ll see what happens.
Fund then goes over the rest of the districts:
“The 10th District, which includes Modesto, backed Hillary Clinton by 49 percent to 46 percent. But Republican incumbent Jeff Denham and another Republican won a combined total of 52 percent of the vote. That’s a good sign Denham can hold his seat.”
“Republican David Valadao represents the Hispanic 21st District near Fresno. Hillary Clinton trounced Donald Trump there by 55 percent to 40 percent. But Valadao took a stunning 63 percent of the primary vote, putting him in solid shape to win in November.”
“In the 25th District, which includes the Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles, Hillary Clinton won by 50 percent to 43 percent in 2016. But GOP incumbent Steve Knight won 53 percent of the primary vote on Tuesday.”
“In the Orange County’s 39th District seat held by the retiring Republican Ed Royce, Hillary Clinton won 51 percent to 43 percent. But the Fullerton area seat is now heavily Asian and former Royce aide Young Kim won an impressive 22 percent to outpoll all other candidates and secure a spot on the November ballot.”
“The Orange County-based 45th District, which includes Irvine, was carried by 50 percent to 44 percent by Hillary Clinton in 2016. But this year freshman GOP Rep. Mimi Walters won 53 percent of the primary vote, while all Democrats only carried 44 percent.”
“Democrats can be pleased that they avoided being boxed out of the November ballot in the Huntington Beach-based 48th District, which voted 48 percent to 46 percent for Clinton. They had worried that incumbent Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and his estranged protégé Scott Baugh would secure the top two places on the ballot. But Democratic leaders in Washington spent money to ensure a Democrat would face Rohrabacher in the fall. Their problem is that 2018 primary voters gave a total of 53 percent of their primary ballots to GOP candidates and only 47 percent to Democrats.”
“Finally, the suburban San Diego 49th District is the most vulnerable to a Democratic takeover in November, having voted 51 percent to 43 percent for Hillary Clinton just two years ago. But even here Democrats captured just 50.8 percent of the total vote despite having a more energetic primary than Republicans who captured 48 percent of the vote.”
“Together, all the Republicans running won 53 percent of the vote, Democrats won 45 percent and other parties won 2 percent.”
This means trouble for Democrats in California. And it only gets worse.
“Significantly, Republicans won a major victory in this part of Orange County. They easily recalled from office Democratic state Senator Josh Newman, who had provided a crucial vote to raise the state’s gasoline tax last year.”
“… Newman’s recall shows the anti-tax fervor that Orange County is famous for is alive and well.”
Despite the constant negative press about Trump and Republicans, despite the constant attacks on the GOP tax cuts by Democrats and the media, the Democrats can’t escape the fact that they are nowhere near as popular as they would want to be.
While each of these races is relatively close (except for one of them), you really have to remember that this is California that we are talking about. Despite the fact that all of these districts sent Republicans to Congress in 2016, the assumption is always that Democrats will win, close or landslide. And the assumption, if you only watch the MSM, is that Republicans are cowering in their boots and are about to be kicked out of office. That Democrats everywhere will defeat the GOP candidates and will win a supermajority and impeach Trump.
But reality always sets in eventually. Here’s the reality: the Trump administration is keeping each of its promises. America is being made great again. It’s being made rich again. It’s being made safe again. The economy is booming, unemployment is tumbling, there are more jobs available than there are workers (according to The Hill), wages are going up even for minimum wage workers, ISIS has largely been obliterated off the face of the Earth, North Korea is willing to negotiate for peace, we are no longer in a stupid deal with Iran to give them nukes (although I fear a lot of damage has already been done by Obama and his administration), and plenty of people can safely say that they are living better off today than at any point during the Obama presidency.
The reality is that California is one of the only states that essentially still lives in the Obama years. They have a very socialist governor who has essentially made California a socialist state. This unrestrained socialism is taking its toll on the people of California and many of them have had enough of it. That much is clear if we are even talking about the possibility of Democrats being crushed in November in the worst state to live in.
The reality is that socialism has failed everywhere it’s tried and everywhere it will be tried. Point to any socialist nation in the world and I will show you a nation that has deprived its citizens of some of the most basic human rights, let alone Constitutional rights. Point to any country that features a huge government influence and I will show you a government that oppresses its people. You need only look at Venezuela, where their best hope for survival is having enough pets to eat in rations and finding the occasional brand-name bread in desolate markets. Look at North Korea, where you and your family can literally be imprisoned for three generations simply for not cleaning up the dust off of a portrait of Kim Il-Sung.
Look at China where the government tells its people how many children they are allowed to have and that they should abort daughters.
Look at England where freedom of speech is nonexistent for anyone the government doesn’t like or agree with. Sure, England may not be considered an official socialist country, but it might as well be. That’s certainly the direction it’s going (until it becomes an Islamic country, at least). The same could be said about many countries in Europe.
And if California were its own sovereign nation, you could bet any amount of money that they would consider themselves a socialist country. As it stands, it’s a socialist hellhole and many people are tired of it. They’ve seen what socialism brings: equal sharing in misery.
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
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