It’s rather rare for any celebrity nowadays to be a supporter of the 2nd Amendment or at least to not support gun control. Frankly, it’s often social and career suicide for a celebrity to not side with the collective mind of the Left. It’s dangerous for celebrities to stray from the same collective thoughts of the Left. Still, we occasionally see some celebrities come out against something the Left is pushing.
In this case, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is that celebrity. On an interview with WABC in New York City, Shaq weighed in on the gun rights debate and offered a solution that’s far closer to Trump’s than what Democrats propose.
“The government should give law enforcement more money. Give more money, you recruit more people, and the guys that are not ready to go on the streets, you put them in front of the schools.”
“You put ‘em in front of schools, you put ‘em behind the schools, you put ‘em inside the schools. And we need to pass information. I would like to see police officers in schools, inner cities, private schools.”
“There’s a lot of weapons already on the streets. So it’s not like, if you say, ‘Ok, these weapons are banned,’ people are gonna go, ‘Oh, man, let me turn it in.’ That’s definitely not going to happen.”
All of the things he said are nightmare fuel for the Left. Not just the content of the words but also who is saying those words. Shaq is considered one of the greatest Centers of all time and among the best players to play the game. He was the most dominant big man in the NBA for almost his entire career. He’s widely loved, admired and respected. So for him to be saying these things, the Left must feel hurt.
Shaq has dared go against their brainwashed think tanks. He’s dared challenge their policy and he’s dared to seemingly agree with Republicans on this issue. Even worse, he’s dared to seemingly agree with TRUMP on this issue. To the Left, for anyone, let alone a celebrity, to do that is bordering on a capital offense. At least, that’s what they would want it to be.
So let’s go into each particular point he raised. First, he mentioned that he wants the government to give more money to law enforcement. Right off the bat this is something that angers the Left. They’ve spent the last few years demonizing law enforcement. They’ve painted a horrible and demonic picture of police. The Left is adamantly against law enforcement… at least when it’s not under their direct control.
With Shaq saying that, it only angers them further. Of course, it’s important to know that Shaq is technically a cop since he completed an unofficial police academy program in 2016 and “has been named an honorary reserve officer by police departments around the country,” according to The Hill.
So his support for law enforcement should be expected, but that doesn’t mean it irks the Left any less. In fact, it should irk them even more considering he’s been an advocate for law enforcement for a long time now and his support has obviously not wavered even after all the Left’s attacks on law enforcement’s image.
Then, of course, he essentially is agreeing with Trump with his proposal to put trained and good people with guns inside and around the schools. This ties with the previous comments supporting law enforcement. Again, the Left has demonized police, so that’s part of the reason they disagree with this option. Of course, the other reasons are that this would mean siding with Trump on anything; this would mean there’d be more guns, not less guns, around; and that the “racist” police officers would be present in schools where they could “harass” the minority students.
And finally, he says that there are a lot of weapons on the streets already and that just declaring something to be illegal is not going to get people to give up their guns. First of all, the likelihood of a bill that would ban semiautomatic weapons passing Congress are slim to none. Under Republican control, there’s 0% chance that that would happen. Under conservative control of the Supreme Court, there’s 0% chance that it would be allowed, as it’d be a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment. And under President Trump, there’s 0% chance that a bill like that, if passed, would be signed by Trump.
And that’s just the legal side of things. Like Shaq said, people aren’t going to give up their weapons. If they do, they’ll have to be ripped from their cold, dead hands. We were willing to go to war over ridiculous taxes and over earning the rights of human beings. We’re certainly willing to go to war over keeping our guns. After all, the very REASON the 2nd Amendment exists is to protect the citizen from a government that has grown too big and tyrannical. The passage of such a bill would be the evidence the people need to see that our very own government has betrayed us and we have to rise and fight for our rights once again.
So realistically speaking, we’re never going to be without guns. And this is a concept that Shaq clearly understands. Rush Limbaugh has said this multiple times: the next shooter is already out there and he already has the weapon he’s going to use. No measure of gun control will prevent the next shooting, or the one after that, or the one after that.
I would also like to bring up an argument I’ve made in the past. And, to make things easier on you, I’ll even bring up the same statistic I used in the past. American Enterprise Institute (AEI) released an article not too long ago about the gun homicide rate in the U.S. from 1993 to 2013, a 20 year time span. It shows a 49% decrease in that rate during that time span. It also shows the number of owned guns in that same time span. The article says that “the number of privately owned firearms in U.S. increased from about 185 million in 1993 to 357 million in 2013.”
All of those numbers are significant, but, at the moment, I’d like to specifically focus on that “357 million in 2013” number. Do you know what the population of the United States is currently (or at least what it was in 2017)? Roughly 325 million. Statistically speaking, everyone in the U.S. owns at least one gun. So I’d like to raise the same point here as I did the first time I shared that stat line: if guns were the problem, even I would know and admit it.
There are more guns OWNED in the U.S. than there are people. I capitalize own because, first, it’s not quite clear whether that counts unregistered guns (in theory, it shouldn’t). I say this because there, in theory, should be a lot more guns in the country today. Again, I don’t think this counts unregistered guns and that is a number from 5 years ago at this point. There’s a good chance that there are far more guns today than back then.
So I’ll repeat myself: if guns were the problem, even I would know and admit it. If guns were the problem, we’d all be dead. If guns kill people and there are more guns than people in the country, it only makes sense to assume that the people would all be dead, right?
Regardless, let’s return to Shaq, one of my new favorite NBA legends (he already sort of was since I’m a Miami Heat fan and he helped us win our first championship in 2006). I’m glad to see Shaq side with logic over emotions on this issue. He obviously shows far more insight and knowledge on the topic than all the highly emotional high school students, Hollywood celebrities and elected Democrats (who showed up for an anti-gun rally in D.C. with high school students, but it wasn’t political, supposedly) have.
Here’s hoping more people, whether celebrity or not, actually think logically and realistically about this issue without holding on to Nazi-like pipe dreams of taking guns away from people.
“Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
State of the Union addresses are very important. A President only gets 4 or 8 (usually) chances to stand behind a podium at the Capitol Hill to give a speech to members of Congress in attendance. And this State of the Union speech by Trump was incredible in many different ways.
First, this was a pro-America speech, through and through. He spent the beginning of his speech talking about the booming economy, as well he should have. He mentioned record-low unemployment rates for blacks and Hispanics (which, interestingly enough, the Congressional Black Caucus didn’t applaud or cheer in the least. In fact, they looked down-right ticked off).
He often touted the greatness of our country, with one instance coming from this quote: “To every citizen watching at home tonight – no matter where you have been, or where you came from, this is your time. If you work hard, if you believe in yourself, if you believe in America, then you can dream anything, you can be anything, and together, we can achieve anything.”
This message is a message of hope for anyone who is struggling financially. A message that anything is possible. A message that the American Dream, though on life-support for many years, is quickly coming back and stronger than ever. After all, “Americans are Dreamers too.”
When I heard that line, you couldn’t imagine the grin on my face. Not only is it a fantastic message of hope for Americans, it also no doubt annoyed the ever-living Hell out of Democrats.
If you saw the SOTU, you saw Democrats looking annoyed, angry and, dare I say it, jealous. The country is doing fantastic and none of it is due to Democrats. African Americans and Hispanic Americans’ unemployment rates are dropping like flies and the Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses couldn’t be more annoyed by that.
Why? Because the Democrats need a perpetually poor voting base that depends on the government. If African Americans and Hispanics are increasingly finding jobs and not having to rely so much on government assistance, that goes against everything Democrats want. They WANT and NEED people to depend on them. And if some of them realize that they’re doing better thanks to a Republican President, how likely are they then to continue voting Democrat?
This speech was one of Trump’s greatest ever. And many people agree. According to CBS News: “Viewers approve of Trump’s first State of the Union address – CBS News poll”.
That’s an actual HEADLINE to their article. According to their poll: “Three in four Americans who tuned in to President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight approved of the speech he gave. Just a quarter disapproved.”
Now, it’s important to note that the sitting President’s political party tends to watch these addresses. It’s no surprise, really, that more Republicans watched the speech than Democrats did. But that’s not the only thing the CBS poll tracked.
“Eight in 10 Americans who watched tonight felt that the president was trying to unite the country, rather than divide it. Two-thirds said the speech made them feel proud, though just a third said it made them feel safer. Fewer said the speech made them feel angry or scared.”
And addressing the surplus of Republican watchers, the poll indicates that “Nine in 10 Republicans said the speech made them feel proud, while just over half of Democrats said it made them feel angry. Independents who watched the speech – nearly half of whom counted themselves the President’s supporters – tended to approve of the speech, and said it made them feel proud.”
All of this is significant. First, it’s expected that Republicans will approve of the speech given by the Republican President. But nine out of ten is very promising. That serves to further unify the Party behind Trump and dwindle the number of Republicans who are still NeverTrumpers.
But notice how many Democrats they said felt “angry” about the speech. Over half of Democrats watching felt that way. Considering who Trump has been painted to be by the media, Hollywood and Democrats over the past couple of years, shouldn’t that number be far higher? And it’s just over half?
Doesn’t that mean, then, that almost half of the Democrats watching LIKED the speech? Yes, I understand that only 25% of the viewers identified as Democrat, but nearly half of those Democrats didn’t feel how they would normally feel about anything related to Trump? Now THAT is significant.
Then, it mentions Independents and that they “tended to approve of the speech”. That is also quite significant, since Independents tend to be the ones the Republican Party (more specifically, the Establishment) attempts to appeal to. If a lot of them approved of the speech, then the Republican Establishment should be happy with that. And while I did see Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham smiling during the speech, I don’t know that this particular information will get them to like Trump too much more. But, as it is, they can seemingly get along and play nice every once in a while, so there’s that.
Overall, Trump’s speech was a smash hit for Americans. He touted our incredible success against ISIS in the Middle East, having almost completely wiped them out in an area that they completely dominated just last year. He called out the horrors of North Korean communism by pointing to an incredibly brave defector who literally risked life and limb to escape that horrible country.
Watching that part of the speech, I thought “And people like Chelsea Handler or Manning (I often get the two confused, given that they’re both lunatic Leftists) would rather have Kim Jong-un as their leader than Trump.”
Of course, I doubt this speech would change anything regarding that for the Left. Kim Jong-un is a communist who is in charge of a communist regime. Democrats find more in common with him than they do with Trump. Democrats and Little Rocket Man believe in one thing and one thing only: the supreme power of the State. Kim has the power Democrats would kill for. If Kim Jong-un were POTUS, the Democrat Party would celebrate him as the greatest President of all time. Granted, they would be forced to given how he’s forcing his people to treat him as a god, but my point remains.
And yet, despite the incredible story of bravery by this man, the Democrats sat and groaned for everything. Throughout the speech, they only had one mood: angry. Even things that they tend to agree on and push for such as protecting 1.8 million illegal immigrants, paid family leave, and more infrastructure spending, all they did was sit.
And when Trump touted American greatness, freedom, the flag, the anthem, and opportunity for Americans, they still sat. And THAT was a big mistake on their part, as they would be portrayed as not “progressive”, but anti-American on all fronts.
Of course, I already knew they hated this country and wasn’t surprised to see them angry at the mention of American greatness, but most people would think that every member of the government wants America to succeed, even if they have different ways and views on how to do that.
Sitting down when the President was talking about our greatness as a country and as a people only shows them to be cynical, hateful, intolerant and anti-American. Most people who don’t hold elected office who vote Democrat vote for them because they think Democrats have a better way of making our country great. That’s why we call them uninformed. Aside from not getting the right information about any specific topic, they also believe Democrats are elected to represent them. No, Democrats are there to OWN them, in Democrats’ minds.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Democrats took a sizeable hit in their popularity by sitting down when American greatness was discussed. And especially to those who left the speech when “USA!” chants began, such as Luis Gutierrez (D-IL).
Despite the Democrats’ best efforts of tearing this country down and blaming it for the problems of the world, it’s still not cool to be anti-American. Hating this country gets you more negative attention than positive attention. It gets you more people telling you you’re wrong than people telling you you’re right.
On Tuesday, Trump delivered a powerful and unifying speech. A speech that should unify Americans and strive to continue Making America Great Again. And on Tuesday, the Democrats showed their true colors. They showed themselves to be the Party of Division by sitting down for everything Trump brought up. They showed themselves to be the Party of Hate by not applauding and cheering for the greatness of our nation.
Trump made himself out to be someone looking for unity and Democrats made themselves out to be sore losers who refuse to shake hands with the victor.
In keeping theme with adding arsenal to Republican candidates in November, this speech is another weapon to be used against Democrats. Their divisiveness and hatred was in full display Tuesday night.
They should now and forever be known as the Party of Hate.
“For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.”
Author: Freddie Drake Marinelli.
I’ll begin this article by saying that I could understand NeverTrumpers a year or so ago. I could understand their worries. I could understand their skepticism. I could understand why they were against Trump back then.
Trump was largely unproven. He never held elected office (which is one of the many reasons we like him), he had never really enacted conservative policy. He was an insanely successful entrepreneur. But he was a New Yorker too. What I mean is that he spent a lot of time with liberal friends and making friends with elected liberals in New York. This is one of the reasons NeverTrumpers didn’t like him.
Plenty of politicians before Trump came along and said the right things at the right time. Back in 2012, Romney would sound super conservative when he needed to, but then turn around and be the cowardly establishment rat that he is. Trump kicked off his campaign with a very strong and conservative message. And while he wasn’t taken very seriously back then, he still faced opposition from NeverTrumpers such as Glenn Beck.
He spoke nice but he had yet to prove he was a true conservative. And even Trump himself said that he considers himself to be more of a “common sense conservative”, as opposed to some of his opponents who were more “constitutional conservative”; meaning, his opponents were more focused on the legality of situations. That’s not to say that being a constitutional conservative is a bad thing. On contraire, I would hope to see more of them in Congress. But Trump wasn’t a lawyer. He wasn’t focused more on the constitutional side of things.
Obviously, he cares deeply about our Constitution, but he’s never made it the focus of things. So I understand why NeverTrumpers were skeptical about him. They theorized that the only reason he ran is so that he could hand over the election to Hillary (I’m actually paraphrasing something I heard Glenn Beck say one day when I actually listened to him). They expected him to either go soft against Hillary just as Romney did against Obama, or if he won, that he would betray his supporters and side with the Democrats that he once befriended and donated to.
But over this past year, he’s left little doubt that he intends to keep his promises. That he intends to Make America Great Again. And I’m not the only one who’s noticed.
The Heritage Foundation, a well-respected conservative think tank, ranked Donald Trump’s first year in office ahead of Ronald Reagan’s first year in terms of enacting conservative policies.
How do they rank the two presidents? Well, according to Breitbart: “In 2016, Heritage came up with 334 conservative policies, a wish-list of sorts, for a new Republican administration. Trump has enacted 64 percent of those items. In 1981, his first year in office, Reagan scratched off only 49 percent of the items on that year’s Heritage list.”
Now, there are some notable differences that have to be acknowledged. In 2016, Republicans retained control of Congress. Back in 1980, Republicans managed to take back the Senate, but the Democrats still held a pretty decent majority in the House. No doubt, things were expected to be very difficult to be passed.
Now, I also acknowledge that Republicans in Congress have been jerks, to put it lightly, and have not passed much MAGA agenda policy. So while Republicans control Congress, there are those who are hidden Democrats that refuse to help Make America Great Again. There’s not that many, but enough to obstruct the agenda. And since Republicans now only hold a 1 vote lead, it’s even easier for Congressional NeverTrumpers to obstruct things.
Another difference worth mentioning is that Reagan and Trump have worked in entirely different eras. Reagan didn’t have social media and conservative media to help expose the b.s. coming from the Left. Had Trump also not had social media and conservative media to help him out, I don’t think he would’ve become the Republican candidate. He still might’ve, but it’s doubtful. And the likelihood of him winning the general election would’ve been slim.
If all people had to go on to learn about Trump was what the MSM said about him during the campaign, I’m not certain he would’ve even come close to winning. Reagan managed to utterly crush his opponents despite the lack of social media and conservative media.
That being said, I also have to mention that Reagan had a very different character than Trump does. Reagan was more “constitutional conservative”. He was what conservatives today aspire to be. For as much as I love Trump, he isn’t as articulate as Reagan was.
And one final difference would likely be how they were both treated by the media. Yes, both Reagan and Trump were treated as a joke. But even though I wasn’t alive to see Reagan campaign, I doubt the media was as bloodthirsty back then as they are today.
I imagine they had some semblance of manners and respect. At the very least some decency. I can’t say that the media has any of these qualities anymore.
Again, I don’t know exactly how the media treated Reagan back then, but I can’t imagine they were as beastly as they are towards Trump. Biased, sure. But not beastly.
Now, let’s return to the issue of the NeverTrumpers. While I could understand their skepticism a year ago, I can’t say I can understand any of their arguments anymore. They said he wasn’t a real conservative, yet a well-respected conservative think tank acknowledges that Trump has been more conservative than even REAGAN in enacting conservative policy. As an example, take deregulation.
Charlie Kirk, a conservative activist and founder of Turning Point USA, informed us that “President Trump has cancelled and killed more than 1,500 regulations in the last 11 months. The most of any President in history in first year of a Presidency.”
Deregulation goes a long way to helping the country, and a long way to establish yourself as a true conservative. While Democrats and liberals enact and call for more regulations to absolutely everything they possibly can, conservatives tend to deregulate things that don’t need to be regulated.
A large reason the economy is doing as well as it is is because of these deregulations on businesses. It’s amazing what the economy can do when you take off the shackles placed by Democrats (who have a rich history of shackling things).
Aside from a booming economy, Trump has been doing wonders to fight for the rights of unborn children and destroying our radical Islamic enemies.
Trump has proven to be extremely conservative in deed. He may not be an ideological conservative, but he has very conservative instincts. He may not have seen Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats as his enemy, but I believe he will start seeing them that way. He expected the country to rally behind him once he was elected but that didn’t happen. That wasn’t ever going to happen. But he’s learned that these people will hate him no matter what he does… or doesn’t do, as in the case of merely CONSIDERING firing Mueller (which he has every right to do) but deciding against it.
I believe he’s beginning to understand and see things more conservatively. Thus, his actions and growth as a President should leave no one on the Right to still be against him.
He’s proven to be conservative in the actions he’s partaken. Anyone on the Right who is still against him is merely being stubborn at this point. Thankfully, there are some NeverTrumpers who have realized their mistakes, such as Mollie Hemingway from The Federalist and radio talk show host Dennis Prager.
Both have realized that he’s more conservative than they believed he was. No doubt, it’s his policies and actions as POTUS that led them to realize their mistake in opposing him.
Unfortunately, there are still some who choose to remain stubborn, choose to side with the Left, if anything, and continue opposing him. People like Jonah Goldberg of the National Review and Bill Kristol. Perhaps even Glenn Beck, though I’ve ceased to listen to him and follow him on Twitter. A shame, really, since he was pretty funny at times.
Regardless, it’s this stubbornness that will ultimately alienate them from the rest of the country, both conservatives and liberals. Much like with yet another NeverTrumper, Megyn Kelly, these NeverTrumpers will never be liked by the Left as long as they don’t disavow their supposedly “conservative” values. And with their stubborn opposition to Trump, conservatives won’t like them either.
Why would they? Again, I could understand their skepticism a year ago. But not anymore. They have no actual reason to still dislike him or what he’s doing. Their continuing hatred towards him proves them to be just as stubborn as anyone on the Left. Despite clear evidence, they stick to their beliefs.
It takes more faith to be an atheist and believe in climate change than it does to believe in God. Likewise, it takes more faith to believe Trump isn’t conservative than to believe he is.
And that’s where the biggest comparison is made between the NeverTrumpers and the Left at this point in time. Both groups are insanely stubborn and refuse to believe in the evidence presented to them.
“He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.”
Author: Freddie Drake Marinelli.
Look, I’ll be the first to tell you that I didn’t want any sort of amnesty for even a single illegal immigrant. But sadly, there are Republicans in Congress who refuse to help pass much of anything to do with Making America Great Again. I’ll give them credit for passing the tax cuts, but tax cuts are things Republicans tend to vote for anyway.
But the sad reality is that there are RINOs in Congress such as Lindsey Grahamnesty. So in order to fulfill some campaign promises such as building the Wall, ending the visa lottery program and ending the chain migration program, deals have to be made. And sometimes, that means giving up some things in order to get what you want.
Even though Trump’s amnesty plan will help 1.8 million illegals to a path to citizenship (which will undoubtedly go towards voting for Democrats), his plan will also help the country far more than you may think.
First, I want to clear some things up. This is not amnesty in the way Democrats would want it. Democrats would hope for immediate legalization of illegals and an immediate and quick path to citizenship. This plan doesn’t do that at all.
According to Breitbart: “The path to citizenship would require a 10-12 year period where recipients would be required to demonstrate good behavior, work and education requirements, and good moral character.”
In other words, the illegals helped in this amnesty plan won’t get to help the Democrat Party any time soon. Not to mention that this plan means that any illegal that doesn’t meet the requirements will then not be eligible to become a citizen thereafter. So no evil jerks like Kate Steinle’s killer or that monster who killed two cops and wishes he could’ve killed more would be able to become citizens under this plan.
Not to mention that this plan also helps keep the promise made to Chuck Schumer after he agreed to reopen the government. Schumer was promised that a vote on immigration must occur on the Senate floor by February 8th. This is likely the plan that will be put to vote by then. (Everyone and their grandmother expects the Democrats to reject this bill and there’s always a chance that some Republicans will vote against it).
But if the biggest purpose of having this plan is so that the Democrats won’t shut down the government again in February, then this plan helps.
This plan, according to Breitbart, also includes: “A $25 billion lump sum ‘trust fund’ for a border security ‘wall system’ for not only the Southern border but major security investments on the Northern border as well. It also includes sweeping limitations for chain migration – limiting family immigration sponsorships to only spouses and minor children – not for parents or extended family members… The proposal would also end the visa lottery program and reallocate them towards fulfilling the skilled-based visa backlog.”
So we can see why this plan is not the “betrayal” you might think it is. I wish it didn’t have to come to this, but RINOs in Congress such as Grahamnesty will constantly side with the Democrats on this issue. In a perfect world, all Republican members of Congress would get behind the MAGA agenda in full and not challenge things every step of the way. If there’s one thing they should learn from Democrats it’s how to be united with each other.
This plan is most certainly not something Democrats would want, even though they claim to fight for “DREAMers”. If anything, this plan will also expose Democrats in their efforts. By voting against it, they are essentially stabbing the “DREAMers” in the back by telling them that they have to continue struggling until they can get rid of Trump. Frankly, the Democrats should know that they’re not going to get a much better deal than this. They should know Trump isn’t going to give them amnesty without funding for the Wall, an end to the visa lottery program and an improvement (or utter abolishment) of the chain migration program.
This plan, though it doesn’t sound good on the outset, is actually a pretty good plan. I’m talking about more than just what the plan is itself. I’m also talking about the fact that this backs the Democrats into a corner. Either they stick to their promise to help the illegals even if this is not a great deal or they abandon the illegals and leave them in the dust for as long as Democrats aren’t in control.
It could be that Democrats are hoping they will be able to take Congress, but frankly, they’d need a super-majority in order to get what they want. They know, or at least should know, that Trump will veto any bad bill that the Democrats pass in Congress. The Democrats would have to gather enough votes to overrule his veto and I don’t see that happening.
First, I don’t see them even gaining any sort of majority, since, and I’ve said this in other articles, all Republicans would have to do is point to the booming economy and say that the Democrats didn’t vote for that. If done right, Republicans could win more seats. Maybe not 60, but certainly gain more of a lead on the Democrats.
Second, even if the Democrats end up retaking Congress, I don’t see them getting a super-majority. Even if some Republican candidates are idiots and don’t utilize the booming economy well (I know there’s more to it than that, but that’s at least one thing all Republican candidates should use), I don’t think enough will lose their elections to get the Democrats a super-majority. I’m also aware that there will be RINOs like Graham in Congress, but I don’t think there will be enough to help out the Democrats. Particularly so since Jeff Snowflake won’t seek reelection (which he would lose anyway) in 2018.
Considering everything, the Democrats should know that this will likely be the best deal they’re going to get from Donald Trump. If they vote against it, we conservatives can use it as ammunition, saying things like “See? The Democrats don’t care about the people, they only care about their votes. This bill would help nearly 2 million of these illegals but still, the Democrats voted against it.”
Even Rush Limbaugh has said, multiple times, that he’d support an amnesty bill for as many illegals as the Democrats wanted if it means that the illegals don’t get to vote for at least 15 years.
So, overall, this bill isn’t anywhere near as bad as you might believe. Is it perfect? No. In a perfect world, no such deal would have to be made, Republicans in Congress would’ve voted to fund the Wall months into Trump’s first year in office, voted to end chain migration immediately and ditto for the visa lottery program.
But this is not a perfect world. And in order to make deals, sometimes you have to make sacrifices. This plan helps the country more than it hurts it. It’s not what a lot of Trump supporters wanted, but it’s something we should be able to realize isn’t as bad as initially thought.
Not to mention that I’m pretty much ok with whatever the outcome is. If it passes, then we get funding for the Wall, an end to the visa lottery program and a chain migration program that isn’t b.s. If it doesn’t pass, then these illegals will remain illegal and the Democrats might even take a hit on their popularity (I say “might” because I don’t see a large likelihood of that happening. But I know that I’d bring it up as much as possible when talking about the subject).
Either way, I believe the country wins to a certain extent. Frankly, I’d prefer if this bill passes even at the cost of legalization and future citizenship of these “DREAMers” if it means the Wall will start getting built, chain migration is improved to something that makes sense and the visa lottery program is done away with.
Not to mention that funding the Wall will likely result in another drop in illegal crossings. I’ve seen multiple Breitbart articles talking about illegal border crossings getting higher beginning with talks of immigration. Compare that to articles from earlier in 2017 when Trump was freshly inaugurated and Breitbart wrote multiple articles talking about illegal crossing numbers getting lower out of fear for the Wall.
Well, eventually, that fear goes away if the Wall is no closer to being funded than it was last year. Upon the mere passing of this bill, crossings are likely to decrease since the fear of the Wall will soon become a reality.
Now, one could say that these numbers could also skyrocket if people figure that it’d be better to try to cross now, before the Wall is finished building, than later. I would say there’s a possibility of that if I didn’t expect more funding to likely go to border agencies. If I’m thinking about this possibility, I have no doubt that Trump has thought about it as well and would likely do what he can to keep a surge in those numbers from happening as a result of this bill passing.
But I’m getting a bit ahead of myself here. Frankly, I don’t actually expect this bill to pass Congress. But if it does, I’m sure Trump is thinking about repercussions and possibilities about the mere news getting out that it will and/or has passed. And if it does pass, I don’t want you to think that Trump has betrayed you or abandoned his campaign promises. In fact, he’s fulfilling a big one with this plan as it is.
Either way, I think things will be fine. And you know me. I’m more of a realist than an optimist.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Author: Freddie Drake Marinelli.
Considering the amount of ridiculous articles the MSM has written over the past couple of years, it’s honestly surprising for an MSM source (The New York Times) to write something like this.
According to The New York Times: “support for the [tax] law has grown significantly over the past month, and more Americans believe that they will receive a tax cut. Forty-six percent of Americans strongly or somewhat approved of the law in early January, up from 37 percent when the bill was nearing passage in December. At the same time, falling unemployment, accelerating economic growth and a surging stock market have made Americans increasingly positive about both their own finances and the overall economy.”
Gotta say, I never expected a Mainstream Media source to actually write something truthful, or even acknowledge the surging economy under Trump.
Frankly, that’s merely one of the reasons people like the tax cut. Individually, of course people want to keep more of their hard-earned money. But in terms of overall prospects for the future of the economy, people are seeing unemployment numbers plummeting and more jobs being created.
Even Apple has announced that, due to the tax cuts, they “will bring hundreds of billions of overseas dollars back to the U.S., pay about $38 billion in taxes on the money and invest tens of billions on domestic jobs, manufacturing and data centers in the coming years,” according to Fortune.
Not to mention that, according to an article written on January 14th by the Washington Examiner: “A list of 40 firms offering millions of employees bonuses and customers fee cuts has surged to 164 in just 10 days as the likely financial benefit of President Trump’s tax reform.”
“Jet Blue… is offering a $1000 bonus to 21,000 employees,” said the article. “Some companies are offering bonuses up to $3000 increases in 401k contributions and wage hikes.”
And let’s not forget that Walmart (and other companies) are raising their minimum wage thanks to the tax cuts.
It’s really no surprise, then, that more and more Americans are more supportive of the tax bill, which House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) claimed would be “the end of the world.”
It’s not the end of the world. It’s the end of the Democrat Party’s chances to retake Congress in 2018.
Honestly, all Republican candidates would have to do is remind people that the Democrats didn’t want them to keep more of their money. That the Democrats didn’t want jobs returning to the country. That nothing like this ever happened while Obama was President. That nothing like this would ever happen with Democrats at the helm.
Add that to the fact that Democrats really don’t have any actual agenda other than “we hate Trump”, then I really wouldn’t be too surprised if they lost MORE seats rather than gain more. Of course, that all depends on the Republicans and the candidates. But the 2018 midterms really is the Republicans’ to lose. If the economy is doing far better by November of this year, unless the Republican candidate absolutely sucks, I don’t see any Democrat candidate being too successful this coming election.
I mean, considering everything we’ve talked about and adding the fact that black and Hispanic unemployment rates are dropping like flies, along with the overall unemployment rate, why would anyone ever vote Democrat again?
Like I said, the Democrats don’t really have an agenda. All they will run on is “we hate Trump and we’ll work to impeach him”. Well, if Trump is fulfilling his promise to Make America Great Again at least economically (he’s also doing that in other aspects, but we’ll stick with economics), then why would people want to vote for people who don’t want Trump in office?
Not a single Democrat voted to pass the tax bill that is helping millions of employees get bonuses and helping Americans across the country to keep more of their money. Not one Democrat thought that companies would be more willing to invest more of their money in the U.S. economy. Not one Democrat wanted more jobs coming into the country. Not one.
So why would anyone want them back in power? Even from a liberal’s point of view, I would be able to see that the economy is doing far better than anyone expected. I would be able to see that Trump and the GOP have helped us keep more of the money we earn and helped people who are struggling to find a job to actually get a job.
That’s precisely why even The New York Times of all people have to acknowledge that more Americans are happier with the bill than before it passed. That’s something we conservatives saw coming.
While the Democrats can try all they want to say that this bill is actual “Armageddon”, people will notice a difference in their bank accounts and their paychecks. And they will realize just where this extra money is coming from. They will realize what has helped the unemployed to become employed. They will realize that lower taxes is a good thing for everyone, including the government in the long-term.
And they will realize that Democrats aren’t the ones who want to lower taxes. Quite the opposite, in fact, they want to increase your taxes by trying to sell you on the ridiculous idea that if the government gets more money, more good things will happen and it will be able to help more people. They try to sell you the idea that higher taxes are a good thing, when everything including economics and logic tells you differently.
If Republicans run on this economic point at least, I doubt many Democrats will be successful in 2018.
Regardless that’s a matter to be discussed in the future. For now, we’ll delight in the fact that the American economy is doing fantastic and the future looks bright.
“You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you."
Author: Freddie Drake Marinelli.
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump met with Congressional lawmakers to discuss immigration, DACA and the Wall. During this meeting, the President made some comments that have conservatives worried he might surrender DACA and perhaps the biggest item that got him elected: the Wall at the southern border.
The President said that he’d be willing to sign anything that comes from Congress about immigration, and you can clearly see why that has conservatives and Trump supporters worried.
Conservatives like Mark Levin, Ann Coulter and James Woods have voiced their opinions after the televised meeting.
Mark Levin played a clip of what the President said: “And, Chuck, I will say, when this group comes back – hopefully with an agreement – this group and others from the Senate, from the House, comes back with an agreement, I’m signing it. I mean, I will be signing it. I’m not going to say, ‘Oh, gee, I want this or I want that.’ I’ll be signing it, because I have a lot of confidence in the people in this room that they’re going to come up with something really good.”
Then, Levin voiced his concern: “That’s no Art of the Deal, that’s complete surrender. Now I suspect the President will realize that and try to talk some of that back, but that is very bad.”
Ann Coulter went on a twitter rant about how this will hurt the President, saying: “Trump, flanked by Dems & open-borders GOPS, announces plan for 100% open-ended amnesty (per courts).” “But don’t worry! There will be ‘border security’! (Political euphemism for: You’re not getting a wall.)” “This DACA lovefest confirms a main thesis of Michael Wolff’s book: When Bannon left, liberal Dems Jared, Ivanka, Cohn & Goldman Sachs took over.” “After agreeing with DiFi (Agency for Public Management and eGovernment) that stand-alone DACA will come FIRST, Trump’s muscle memory kicks in & he cites Israel saying NOTHING BUT A WALL WILL WORK.” Finally ending with: “Nothing Michael Wolff could say about Donald Trump has hurt him as much as the DACA lovefest right now.”
And conservative actor James Woods also went on a bit of a rant, saying: “If you fold on immigration, you are a one term president.” “That’s it. If Trump rolls over on DACA, he loses my vote. That is a promise.” “End DACA completely, build the wall, defund sanctuary cities, end chain migration, enforce voter ID, and deport all lawbreakers. Democrats never listened to us when they were in control. Wake up, Republicans. You have the power. Use it, for God’s sake!”
That’s a lot of things to say. Because of that, I won’t break down and analyze every single thing they said, as that would make this article far too long.
Let’s just take the most significant comments from each.
Levin said that this is surrendering to the Democrats on DACA and immigration reform. That may be so on the outset, but I have a little more faith in the President than that. He’s not the idiot the Left and MSM make him out to be. He’s a thinker. A strategist. And most importantly in this case, a negotiator.
Levin mentioned the Art of the Deal, the book Trump wrote. It’s precisely BECAUSE he wrote the Art of the Deal that I trust him to make the best deal he can make on this. He knows a bad deal when he sees it. He’s not going to fold on this issue just so the Democrats and the media will like him. He knows who got him elected. He knows what his supporters want.
None of us want DACA. None of us want chain migration. None of us want open borders. We want an end to DACA, an end to chain migration, to that stupid lottery system and most of all, WE WANT A WALL!
But you have to remember, Trump himself is the very person who brought up the Wall. That’s been his biggest promise that Congress hasn’t allowed him to fulfill. While many of the other promises he’s fulfilled or is in the process of fulfilling (stronger economy, bringing back jobs, defeating ISIS), promises like the Wall are beyond the executive branch and for good reason.
While I believe many of the things he says on many issues, I don’t believe that he will simply sign anything that’s brought to his desk. That would guarantee that he becomes a one-term president, as Woods said. Again, he’s not dumb.
Next, we have Ann Coulter. She has had a history of making very explosive tweets in the past. Back in September of 2017, we were in a similar position. Trump had seemingly softened on DACA and conservatives, particularly Ann, exploded over his comments. If you remember, she had tweeted: “At this point, who DOESN’T want Trump impeached?” Remember what happened afterwards? Nothing.
No change was made on the DACA decision, which is why Democrats and some RINOs are still fighting for it today.
Now, she does make one good point. Nothing Michel Wolff could say could hurt Trump more than what Trump could say or do. I believe there are only two beings in existence that can destroy Trump: God and Trump himself.
Again I find myself making this point: he’s not an idiot. He’s not going to self-destruct.
One of the reasons he tweets so much is so that he can maintain contact with regular Americans as much as he can. The media is full of lies. He knows he can’t trust them, so he chooses to use a direct network with his millions of followers. He has paid attention. He knows what his supporters want. We want to Make America Great Again and building the Wall will be a major step towards doing so. He knows this very well.
Now, you may be asking: “Why would he essentially promise to sign anything that comes to his desk?”
I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t know for sure, mostly because I’m not Trump and don’t know what he thinks all the time. But there’re some possibilities.
Possibility #1: To ditch the “divisive” association made to him in a show of solidarity with members of Congress. Even Senator Jeff Flake said that the meeting was far more constructive than he expected it to be and he was “impressed” by the President’s flexibility. For the first time in a long time, the media reports positively about him.
Possibility #2: To get members of Congress to attend his State of the Union address later this month so that they may directly listen to what he has to say, to the accomplishments he’s made in the last year and perhaps to further drive his desire to build the Wall. Trump is a showman. He enjoys an audience. He might want these people to pay close attention to what he wants and what he looks to do this calendar year 2018.
Possibility #3: To show that it’s possible for Congress to work together and get something done. During the campaign trail, there were times when Trump bashed Congress for not being able to get anything done, a point which was made obvious throughout 2017. He might want to make an example out of them by showing the American people and members of Congress that when united, Congress can achieve plenty of things. Perhaps this is merely to put pressure on Congress to pass more MAGA legislation in the future. Personally, I don’t think that would work, but Trump may be looking to see what he can get Congress to do.
I’ll grant you, those are not the only possibilities. It’s entirely possible that none of these are right or only a bit of all of them is right, but we won’t know until the President does or doesn’t do something on this issue.
Now, notice how I don’t mention him folding on immigration as a possibility. That’s because of the very point I’ve been making throughout this article: he’s not dumb. He’s not dumb enough to abandon his base. He knows Democrats will still try to impeach him and when that fails, to defeat him in 2020. I seriously doubt he’s simply looking to be well-liked by the enemy. And I seriously doubt he’d be looking to do that through surrendering everything he stands for.
I think he’s done enough great things to Make America Great Again throughout his tenure as President to warrant a little faith in the guy. He’s often shown to be witty and, to use his own words, a “very stable genius”. And while the Left mocks him for that, it’s a very truthful statement.
I have faith that Trump will not concede to the Democrats and accept whatever deal they want. He’s not going to let them scam him.
“He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”
Author: Freddie Drake Marinelli.
When you think about it, that title really is an oddity. For any Leftist to worry about the millennial generation voting Republican in the future is rather stunning. But why does Phillip Reines, former Hillary Clinton advisor, worry that millennials might vote more for Republicans in the future? Short answer: tax cuts.
At a panel with the Washington Center, Phillip said that he doesn’t “know how millennials think… It’s unclear what will get them going… Someone like Sanders and Warren seem to tap into that… But you can’t just assume that people last year (2016 election) would’ve gotten what Hillary Clinton got and add it on to it… But I think millennials have to, they more than anyone, have to say this is not normal and there’s a lot of pressure to shut up… Donald Trump and his people want everyone to shut up, get over the election, Hillary Clinton go away. That’s in their best interest. But that’s not how it works. We’re supposed to oppose what we disagree with. And I hope millennials don’t fall into a lull of accepting this is what it is. God knows how many will see their taxes go down and base it just on that… They are a key demographic that voted oddly in 2016… I’m not sure that people understand how to get them to vote productively in 2020.”
Ok, that’s an awful lot to talk about.
Let’s go step by step. First, of course he doesn’t know how millennials think. He himself is not a millennial. But he’s right in saying that someone like Sanders and Warren seem to tap into that. Sanders and Warren know (at least to a decent extent) how millennials think. The way millennials think, unfortunately, is very much socialistic. They want everything to be free, not want to work for anything and want things to just be given to them.
Millennials want to be taken care of by their parents for as long as they live. But since parents can’t do that, that’s where the state comes in. I remember Mark Zuckerberg giving a speech to a graduating class at Harvard. In that speech he talked about how everyone should have a fixed income no matter what, even if they don’t have a job. That the government should just give people money for living.
I don’t think I have to go into too much detail on why that’s a very stupid idea, but to millennials, that’s a great idea! They don’t consider the economic consequences of such an idea. They just want free money for doing nothing. No nation can afford to do that and survive. Moreover, no CIVILIZATION can afford to do that. If no one works, nothing gets done. If you’re going to get paid for doing nothing, you might as well do nothing.
Society was made by people who DID stuff. If no one worked anymore, no more iPhones would be made, no servers would be maintained, there’d be no running water, no electricity. Millennials, if you want to know a sure-fire way to actually kill the internet, it’s not through repealing Net Neutrality. It’s through no work being done by anyone.
But ideas like those sound good to millennials because they can’t really be bothered to think too hard about it. Without a doubt, if there’s any Deadly Sin that plagues the millennial generation, it’s sloth.
Second, he says that millennials have to understand that this (I’m presuming, world) is not normal. That “there’s a lot of pressure to shut up.” And that “Donald Trump and his people want everyone to shut up, get over the election, Hillary Clinton go away.”
I would like to respond by saying that no one is pressuring anyone to shut up, especially Trump. Doing so would call for a violation of people’s first amendment rights, which is why he doesn’t do that. Wanna know who pressures people to shut up? The Left. They pressure Christians to shut up about God. Pressure conservatives to shut up about how great our country is.
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve seen or watched a story about a kid somewhere in the country being ordered by teachers to take off a shirt with the American flag on it because it’s “offensive”. And don’t get me started with college students and their “safe zones”. Every time someone mentions Donald Trump in a college campus, the kids will begin to freak out and run to the “safe zone” to be away from things that “could severely impact someone’s mental health.” No joke, I’ve seen that b.s. excuse thrown around to protect these children.
And yes, I call them children despite the fact that I, myself, am 21 years old and college-aged.
But Donald Trump most certainly does not pressure anyone to shut up.
Phillip mentions getting over the election. To which I say, yes, we have told people to do that. Why? Because there’s no point in still being upset about it anymore! Sure, just after the election, I can’t blame any liberal for being upset about the results. But after A WHOLE YEAR?! If people haven’t gotten over the election results yet, they have some serious problems to deal with. Even the Russia probe has lost almost all traction.
I was upset about the 2012 election results for a week at the most.
And about Hillary Clinton going away, Phillip couldn’t be more wrong. I, for one, LOVE IT whenever Hillary Clinton makes any sort of public appearance. Why? Because she’s essentially a ghost haunting the Democrat Party. She’s a candidate the Democrat Party wants to forget. Even they realize Hillary is far too much of a liability for them to still support unabashedly.
I don’t want Hillary Clinton to go away simply because she always manages to make the Democrat Party look bad. And if there’s anyone I can say has any right to still be upset about the election, it’s her.
Next, he talks about opposing what you disagree with. Ironically, I actually agree with him on this. I wanted the GOP to oppose Obama on everything he did, but they barely even tried. I don’t expect the Democrats to simply back down.
Then, he talks about hoping millennials don’t fall into a lull of accepting this is what it is. Now what does he mean by that? That he hopes millennials won’t just accept the results of the election? Quite possibly. But one thing comes to mind that could also be a strong possibility.
He doesn’t want millennials to think this Make America Great Again campaign is normal for the country. He doesn’t want them to think there’s any chance of making America great. With ISIS being almost entirely defeated, the Dow Jones at record-highs, a tax cut that benefits nearly everyone and massive drops in unemployment rates, these are things that are not normal to millennials.
Us millennials didn’t get to experience the Reagan years. Many of us were born in the 90s, when Bill was President. We grew up in the 90s and 2000s. Those were our childhood years. Children tend not to pay too much attention to the world. For many of us, Obama’s America was normal. And that’s saying a lot.
For us, difficulty getting jobs was normal. A declining economy was normal. America getting disrespected by both Americans and non-Americans was normal. We truly believed that America’s best days were behind her. And I think Phillip wants millennials to continue believing Obama’s America is normal, not Trump’s.
And he clearly shows that he’s afraid millennials will see a new standard of normalcy with Trump’s presidency. He’s worried that the tax cuts letting them keep more of their money will lead them to vote more Republican.
Personally, I don’t know about that. I’m not going to raise my hopes and believe they will start voting more Republican (or at least more conservative). Like I said, my generation is more socialistic. One piece of legislation like tax reform won’t do that much. Millennials tend to believe the Left, which is a scary thought. If the Left claims credit for millennials keeping more of their money, millennials might believe them.
If millennials don’t think too hard about the consequences of a fixed income for everyone, they likely won’t think too hard about who they should thank for them having more money.
I might be a bit too harsh about my generation, but they’ve barely given me any reason to have high hopes for them. Although, one thing is for certain: millennials are a wildcard.
During high school, I’ve met some millennials (not a lot) that are rather socialistic but, funny enough, support the 2nd Amendment and the troops. That revelation stunned me. I would’ve expected these millennial classmates of mine to be full-on socialistic, particularly on issues like guns and our troops.
Of course, these are rather individual cases. I’ve met just as many millennials who are opposed to guns entirely. But these classmates have made me think that this generation isn’t all that different from previous ones. Each individual has their own opinion and beliefs.
What I’m trying to say is that not all is lost with my generation. We’re an odd bunch, but there’s some hope for us yet. The very fact that I myself believe and know these things, that I’m a Christian conservative, gives me hope for the future.
The Left has done a lot of damage to my generation. It’s up to us, conservatives of all ages, to reverse that damage as much as we can.
“We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonders that He has done.”
Author: Freddie Drake Marinelli.
I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that 2017 has been one of the best years of many Americans’ lives. Likewise, I also don’t think it’s a stretch to say this has been one of the worst, years in the Left’s recent history.
A writer in the Washington Post makes it known just how terrible a year this has been for the Left, but hilariously believes 2018 might be somewhat better, or at least hopes it will be.
He titles his article: “Voters Should Use Ballot Box to Control Trump In 2018”.
He begins his article by detailing just how badly he feels about how this year has turned out for them: “Grit your teeth. Persevere. Just a few more days and this awful, rotten, no-good, ridiculous, rancorous, sordid, disgraceful year in the civic life of our nation will be over. Here’s hoping that we all – particularly special counsel Robert Mueller – have a better 2018.”
I just love how he also hopes Mueller will somehow have a better time in 2018 to find evidence of collusion. If he hasn’t found anything worthwhile at this point in time, he’s not likely to find anything. I’ve heard rumors that he might even EXONERATE Trump of these charges. I won’t go with the rumors until it seems believable and it simply doesn’t at this point. Mueller hates Trump. That much we know. I don’t think he wants to do the POTUS any favors.
The article then continues: “Many of us began 2017 with the consoling thought that the Donald Trump presidency couldn’t possibly be as bad as we feared. It turned out to be worse.”
Ahh, music to my ears. See, the fact that this has been such a terrible year for the Left is something to celebrate. If the reality of Trump’s presidency is even worse than they feared, that only means that Trump has been MORE EFFECTIVE IN DESTROYING THE LEFT than we previously thought he’d be able to be.
I’ve even talked about this before with some people, saying that at this point in time, there’s really no reason for any conservative to still be a Never Trumper. That Trump has been such a conservative president as to rival Reagan that no true conservative has any excuse to no longer support him. They don’t necessarily have to like him personally or what he says on Twitter, but they certainly at this point should be supporting much of what he has been doing and what he wants to do.
And it’s precisely because he’s been a conservative to match Reagan that the Left has considered this year to be so bad for them and consider Trump’s presidency to be so bad.
It’s not bad for America, it’s bad FOR THE LEFT!
Regardless, the author of that article tries to make the case for why this was such a bad year for everyone and why 2018 offers even a glimmer of hope, which is laughable.
He continues the article by saying: “Did you ever think you would hear a president use the words ‘very fine people’ to describe participants in a torchlit rally organized by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan?”
Did you ever think a future U.S. President wrote in his diary: “I have come to the conclusion that fascism is right for Germany and Italy”? That “The Nordic races appear to be definitely superior to the Romans”? That “The Germans really are too good – that’s why people conspire against them”? And that Hitler was “stuff of legends” and he will “emerge from the hate that now surrounds him and come to be regarded as one of the most significant figures to have lived”?
No, this isn’t from Trump’s diary. This is from John F. Kennedy’s.
The article continues: “Did you ever think you would hear a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations thuggishly threaten that she would be ‘taking names’ of countries that did not vote on a General Assembly resolution the way she wanted?”
Did you ever think the Left would protest the fulfillment of a campaign promise that has been made by multiple presidents but never came to fruition until Trump came about? Both Bushes, Clinton and Obama all promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem. None of them did it. Trump actually fulfills that promise and everyone is against him? Why am I not surprised?
I also find it funny how this guy describes that threat as “thuggish”. We are the largest provider of financial contributions to the U.N. They largely run on America’s money. Taking that away is not a “thuggish” threat. It’s a parental threat, if anything.
The children of the U.N. misbehaved and threw a tantrum and thus must be punished. We have already pulled $285 million from the U.N.’s 2018 budget. So they’re already getting a cut in their allowance.
Then the article continues with: “Did you ever think the government of the world’s biggest military and economic power would reject not just science but empiricism itself, preferring to use made-up ‘alternative facts’ as the basis for major decisions?”
I’ve said multiple times that the Left flat-out rejects science when talking about climate change, yet we’re the ones to reject not just science but empiricism as well? Empiricism is the theory that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience. Tell me again, Mr. Leftist, how you’re able to sense man-made climate change.
Tell me again how you’re able to sense whether or not a fetus is alive. Tell me again how you can sense that genetic makeup doesn’t determine one’s gender.
The Left’s "science" is nothing but science fiction.
Regardless, he continues to write about how bad Trump is at being president and even attacks Ivanka Trump and Jared Kuschner, claiming they are not qualified to handle their jobs. He attacks Republicans for “rolling over in passive submission”, likely due to the recently-passed tax cuts bill that the Left deems will mark the end of the world.
But he attempts to end things on a “positive” note, claiming that the “resistance” is stronger now than before.
“The day after Trump’s inauguration, a much larger crowd descended on Washington for the Women’s March, an immense show of resistance. That passion might eventually have faded away, but all evidence suggests it has not. If anything, it seems to have intensified.”
Then he begins to mention the two Democrat victories they had this year, which, I’ll remind you, HAPPENED OVER HALF A YEAR AFTER THE WOMEN’S MARCH!
He mentions Democrat victories in Virginia (which were honestly expected) and the Alabama Democrat victory (which considering how much the Left attacked the GOP candidate, they should be afraid it was as close as it was).
And that’s about it. Meanwhile, I can point you to Republican victories in Georgia (which the Left had some hope of winning, though not all that much) and in Montana (which the Left believed was a guaranteed victory for them).
I can point you to a heavily debilitated if not “on-the-verge-of-defeat” ISIS. An American economy that is seeing far faster growth than anyone expected. The passing of a major piece of legislation that will simultaneously help the middle-class a ton (and already has helped many people for specific companies giving out bonuses before even put into place), which will also go to helping to grow the economy.
I can point you to foreign travels in which Trump received far more respect from foreign leaders than his “savant” of a predecessor ever did.
I can point you to a lot of victories not just for Trump but for the whole of America. Believe me, even the Left in companies such as NBC (one of the companies giving out thousand-dollar bonuses to employees) receive a victory after a year with Trump in office.
Finally, he ends his article by saying: “So Godspeed to the Mueller investigation, but let him worry about that. The rest of us – Democrats, independents, patriotic Republicans – should work hard toward the November election. Our duty is to elect a Congress that will bring this runaway train under control.”
Right, may I just point you towards the previous arguments I made? Look at all of them and then tell me Trump needs to be restrained. That he’s out of control. That these things are not good for the country.
I don’t expect a rational person to tell me these things are bad, but I do expect the Left to be entirely irrational in this aspect.
They don’t want these nice things to happen to the country. They certainly don’t want them to happen under a Republican president. But even less so under someone of Trump’s character.
They despise Trump and foolishly believe most of the country does as well. I will concede the point that I believe the “resistance” has likely become more passionate, but so has the MAGA movement.
Many previous Never Trumpers have now jumped aboard the Trump Train after seeing all the great things Trump has been doing. While they may have had an excuse not to follow Trump before, they certainly don’t any more.
And what Trump is doing will only serve to truly Make America Great Again. Trust me, I don’t expect 2018 to be a much better year for the Left than 2017 was. Same will go for 2019, 2020, 2021 all the way to 2024.
1 Chronicles 16:34
“O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.”
Author: Freddie Drake Marinelli.
If you remember, yesterday I shared with you something House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said about the tax bill. That it will be the actual end of the world if the bill passes. Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for everyone to die because of the Net Neutrality repeal.
But she’s not the only hysterical liberal to have said something outrageous or funny about the bill.
The Daily Wire published a story detailing 6 outrageous responses from the Left. The article is titled: “The Top 5 Most Absurd Responses To The GOP’s $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut”. It says top 5, but they include an honorable mention so it’s really 6 absurd responses.
One of them is the “Armageddon” quote I shared with you yesterday. But funny enough, that wasn’t the last dumb thing Pelosi said about the bill. Aside from marking the end of the world, the bill also “does violence to the vision of our Founders.”
In a speech on the House floor on Tuesday, Pelosi said the following statement: “This GOP tax scam is simply theft, monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who aspires to reach it. The GOP tax scam is not a vote for an investment in growth or jobs. It is a vote to install a permanent plutocracy in our nation. They’ll be cheering that later. It does violence to the vision of our Founders. It disrespects the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, who are a large part of our middle class and to whom we owe a future worthy of their sacrifice. And it betrays the future and betrays the aspirations of our children. It demands, it morally demands a no vote from every member of this house of the people.”
I just love it when the Left just hands me the ammo to tear them down. Let’s start with the beginning. Since when is a tax CUT a scam that will hurt the middle class? Since when is a benefit a liability? That’s rather illogical thinking.
Then, she says it’s “not a vote for an investment in growth or jobs.” And this is precisely why I call the Left serial liars. Those are some of the very things this bill is FOR. It will lower taxes on businesses which will create jobs and help grow the economy.
“A vote to install a permanent plutocracy.” Says the career-politician with a $30 million net worth.
“Violence to the vision of our Founders.” No, multiple calls for gun control is violence to the vision of our Founders. Funding an organization with the sole purpose of ending one of the basic, inalienable rights of unborn children is violence to the vision of our Founders. The unrelenting drive to increase the size and scope of the government is violence to the vision of our Founders. THE ENTIRE LEFT IS VIOLENCE TO THE VISION OF OUR FOUNDERS!
“Disrespects the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, who are a large part of our middle class and to whom we owe a future worthy of their sacrifice.” And that’s why I think members of Congress should get a pay cut to give to the brave men and women in uniform who make around $20,000 a year provided they have the experience and appropriate rank. Like I said, this is a bill that will help the middle class. This is a bill that will help our soldiers too.
“Betrays the future and betrays the aspirations of our children.” No, an abortionist betrays the future and aspirations of our children. Pro-choice Democrats betray the future and aspirations of our children.
I think I’ve said enough about her brainless claims. Let’s move on.
Next: “Protesters chant ‘Don’t kill us!’”, according to the Daily Wire.
“The Daily Mail highlighted the moment: ‘A wave of protesters provided one of the biggest bursts of emotion. One small group yelled out ‘Kill the bill, don’t kill us!’ as the final vote was being taken.” To which Vice President Mike Pence was forced to call for order.
Again, I thought repealing Net Neutrality was going to kill us. I thought pushing back against North Korea’s threats was going to kill us. I thought electing Trump was going to kill us. Either we’re all cats and have 9 lives or they’re lying.
Then, and one of my personal favorites: “Rosie O’Donnell offers $2 million bribe to Senators, violates federal law.”
What was it that Pelosi said about establishing a plutocracy? You see, this is my favorite for a few reasons. First, it’s a clear violation of the law, specifically Title 18 Section 201 of the United States Code, which, according to USLegal.com, means: “Whoever directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official with intent to influence that person’s official act will be fined for the offence of the bribery. The punishment prescribed by the statute is a fine of an amount not more than three times the monetary equivalent of the thing of value, or imprisonment for not more than fifteen years, or both.”
In other words, should the federal government choose to investigate O’Donnell, she just might be screwed.
But there’s another reason this one is my favorite. Aside from the obvious law violation and clear hypocrisy that defines a Leftist, she crudely responded to Ben Shapiro’s tweet about Trump being “carved into Mount Rushmore by Friday” if he investigates Rosie with: “suck my d**k ben.” To which Ben Shapiro answered with: “You’re already a felon, Rosie. Don’t be a homophobic sexual harasser too.”
So she’s in jeopardy of prison time AND is destroyed by a conservative on Twitter. And that, my friend, is why this was my favorite.
Alas, we move on: “Chuck Schumer prophesies dark, dark days ahead and Republicans plagued by regret.”
Schumer said: “Republicans will rue the day that they pass this tax bill because it’s so unfair to the middle class. It blows a hole in our deficit, it so threatens Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. They will rue the day.”
Yeah, just like they rued the day a similar bill was passed 30 years ago during the Reagan administration. I’m trembling.
Finally: “Democrats spread news so fake even The Washington Post calls foul.”
You really have to be Pinocchio himself to warrant a Left-leaning news organization to call out your lies. That’s precisely what happened to a rising star in the Democrat Party and potential 2020 presidential candidate hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris. Harris claimed on Twitter that: “On average, middle class families earning less than $86,000 would see a tax increase under the Republican ‘tax reform’ plan”.
However, the Post reports that: “Only a small percentage (6.5%) of the nearly 122 million households in the bottom three quintiles will actually face a tax increase. Meanwhile, more than 97 million (80%) will receive a tax cut.”
According to the Daily Wire, she was eventually forced to delete the tweet.
I’ve said this before, but the Left can be rather funny at times. Despite the fact that they lie through their teeth, their lies sometimes are comedy gold that you can’t help but to laugh out loud at.
One other thing to mention: I’ve seen multiple Leftists say that this tax bill will cost the GOP the 2018 midterm elections.
If that’s the case, how come Democrats aren’t supporting the bill? If passing it will ensure Republican defeat in a year, why in the world would Democrats try to stop it from passing? Believe me, it’s not out of “fairness” or “out of the kindness of their own hearts.”
They fear that passing this bill might be something that will SAVE the GOP in 2018. No, I’m not so naïve as to not realize what the GOP is doing here. Throughout 2017, Republicans have been rather uncooperative and very challenging to the MAGA agenda. Tax reform could’ve been something that was taken care of in the summer and Obamacare could’ve been repealed and replaced early in the year.
This sudden cooperation is not to help Trump get a legislative win. It’s so that they can keep their jobs next year. It’s pure survival instinct. If they are always challenging and fighting Trump, they won’t keep their jobs in 2018. And even though they’d be ok with seeing Democrats taking back control of Congress and either working to impeach Trump or altogether stop the MAGA movement, they’re not entirely dumb.
They want to keep their jobs not in order to help Trump but so that they can continue to make money in a position of power.
But even though I’m being rather cynical, truth is I’d rather have cowardly Establishment Republicans that won’t threaten Trump’s presidency over hateful, bigoted Establishment Democrats who hunger to get rid of Trump and destroy America.
But that’s all to be further discussed in later articles. For now, I’ll enjoy the victory over the Left and enjoy the coming tax cuts for the majority of Americans.
“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are His delight.”
Author: Freddie Drake.
Before we begin, let me share some rather hysterical news with you about the Left’s push to defeat the tax bill.
Theamericanwarrior.com published a story titled: “Pelosi bails on tax cut protest after only handful of activists show up”.
It reads: “A handful of folks are really steamed that Republican lawmakers are planning to lower taxes, and they gathered in [a] tiny conference room on Capitol Hill where House Minority Speaker Nancy Pelosi was slated to speak Monday. But the demonstration was so weak, MSNBC reports, Pelosi didn’t even bother to show up.”
“’These protests have never been like what we saw with the healthcare law,’ an MSNBC reported said as a camera man panned the crowd of a couple dozen mulled about in self-scheduling conference room 2456.”
Looking at the video showing the pathetically small crowd, I can’t help but to think back to some of Hillary Clinton’s rallies where an embarrassingly small amount of people actually bothered to show up.
The MSNBC reporter may have said that these kind of protests are never quite like the healthcare law ones, but even he should admit that this is pathetic. This kind of protest may not be as passionate as the ones for healthcare law, but if Pelosi didn’t even bother to show up, it just tells you how pathetic that protest was.
And what makes it more hilarious is the apocalyptic tone Pelosi used last week when talking about the tax bill. At a Capitol Hill press conference, Pelosi was asked the following question by a reporter: “Minority leader, at this news conference and on the floor you, Democrats talk about this bill often in very apocalyptic terms, but isn’t really what’s going on that many people are getting a very modest tax cut, and some people are getting a tax increase, while a lot of this is also going to business but it’s not the end of the world?”
To which Pelosi responded with: “No, it is the end of the world. This, healthcare, the debate on healthcare is life-death. This is Armageddon. This is a very big deal. Because you know why? There’s really a very hard way to come back from this. They take us farther, more deeply into debt. What can you do but raise taxes?”
Boy, there’s a lot to cover here just from that quote. Let’s start from the beginning.
I just love whenever the Left makes apocalyptic claims about things Trump and/or Republicans do. It just goes to show just how scared they are of this bill passing and how necessary it is to pass it. They wouldn’t be saying that if they didn’t have much to lose. And what’s one of the bigger things they lose? That’s what brings us to the next part.
Pelosi mentions healthcare. That the debate on healthcare is life-death. Why does she mention it? Because part of the tax bill eliminates the Obamacare mandate that essentially forces people to buy healthcare or pay a fine.
Eliminating the mandate will almost certainly mark the beginning of the end of Obamacare unless the mandate is restored. And that’s precisely why the Left is so deathly afraid of the bill. It further destroys Obama’s legacy.
Moving on to the last part of her response, she mentions debt. That this bill will take us farther into debt. I find it rather funny that after 8 years of Obama, this is the moment that she chooses to have any sort of "concern" for the national debt.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated the tax bill would add $1.7 trillion to national debt over the next decade. But, according to Breitbart: “The CBO’s estimates, however, do not account for any additional economic growth that could arise from tax reform”. In that decade, the government could make more money with a stronger economy and that additional $1.7 trillion would be insignificant if not effectively cancelled out.
Now, I’ve been talking about how Pelosi was presumably so embarrassed by the small crowd of protesters that she decided against attending the event, but I haven’t quite talked about if people really like the bill. Well, that’s where the Fake News media comes in.
According to CNBC: “Nearly half of Americans oppose GOP tax bill ahead of final votes, poll says”.
Ah, yes. The holy polls have shown us the way the American people think once again and they have never been wrong in the past. According to a poll ran by Monmouth University, 47% of people surveyed said they disapprove of the bill, with 26% of them saying they approve, 19% having no opinion on it and 8% saying they want to wait to draw a conclusion until they saw a final bill.
Another poll run by, funny enough, CNBC’s All-American Economic Survey said that 70% of people “believe their taxes in the next couple of years will either stay the same or increase.” Well either 70% of the people surveyed are massive idiots or these people are lying about how many people believe this garbage.
I believe most people understand the Left’s efforts to undermine Trump and everything (good) Republicans do. Over the last couple of years, these news sources have made a name for themselves for being highly untrustworthy, so why would I take anything they say to heart?
And most people, I believe, agree with me on that – as well they should. The media and the whole of the Left make baseless claims that this tax plan will serve to help the rich get richer and will increase middle-income Americans’ taxes when that’s not at all the case.
I’ve said before that this tax bill will help middle-income Americans a good deal and that businesses will be helped out a ton. Helping businesses this way will help to strengthen the economy, create more jobs and benefit just about everyone regardless of class. But the Left doesn’t want you to know that.
The Left wants you to believe this tax cut will be the end of the world, as Pelosi described it, and that only they are able to be fair when it comes to taxes even though it’s been their plans and bills that put the country in the mess it was and still somewhat is.
Not once did Obama’s GDP grow by 3% in a single quarter. Trump’s did multiple times in CONSECUTIVE quarters. This tax bill will only help the economy get stronger and will lift the tyrannical Obamacare mandate off people’s shoulders.
Do I think most people like the tax bill? Given the information we have, there’s little reason not to. Now, I won’t claim to speak for the whole country, unlike the Left, when I say that. But I do also think that most people no longer trust the media. And that distrust goes a long way for helping Make America Great Again.
While I won’t claim that most people do like the tax bill, I will logically assume that most people don’t believe the garbage the MSM spews about it and will draw their own conclusions about the tax bill without the influence of serial liars.
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.”
Author: Freddie Drake.
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