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Remember that old phrase that was spoken by Sarah Peller in a Wendy's ad years ago? Well, that same phrase, “Where's the Beef”, can be used today when evaluating what the Democrats have to offer the voters in the upcoming mid-term elections.
Instead of constantly bashing President Trump and resisting all his and the Republican policies, why don't they spell out what they plan on doing for the citizens of our country if they regain the majority in the
House and Senate?
From what I read and see, the Democrats are proposing the following (which they don't always tell you): reversing the Trump tax cuts; free college tuition; government payoff of individual student loans; keeping Obamacare; a guaranteed government job for the unemployed; open borders and getting rid of ICE; championing sanctuary cities; instituting a national $15 minimum wage; and the biggy, Medicare for all - all those proposals will increase our national debt by $40 trillion over the next 10 years. Remember, there's no such thing as a “free lunch”. Those proposals are right out of the Karl Marx playbook as the Democrats continue to continue to veer left in their philosophy and policies.
Is it feasible to think that the voters will be so hoodwinked or naive to believe those promises of getting “freebies” from the public treasury, which would be the death knell for our free enterprise capitalist system which was handed down by our founding fathers? In other words, we would become a 3rd world nation like Cuba, Venezuela and other Marxist oriented countries which are economic “basket cases”.
Could these leftist proposals really come about in our country? Probably not, but when you see polls that show “Millennial's” (by a 40% approval rate) would prefer socialism over capitalism, you have to wonder whether our future as the most prosperous nation in the world, is in danger? Most of the people who profess to want socialism can't give a rational answer as to what socialism really is all about. They all seem to like the “freebie” aspect of getting something for nothing paid for by a powerful central government. A recipe for economic disaster.
The Republican candidates running for the House or Senate and those running for governor of the various states, must ask their Democrat opponents if they agree with those proposals listed above. The so-called leaders of the Democrat Party, Chairman Tom Perez, Vice- Chairman Keith Ellison, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and ole Sen. Bernie Sanders, have all embraced those socialist policies, so it is important for the Republicans to get their opponents to take a position on these issues. Once they agree with those budget-busting proposals, the Republicans can use it to discredit them and hopefully win their election.
Yes, ole Sarah Peller's question is very pertinent today - “Where's theBeef ?” - should be the one question that every Republican candidate should ask each Democrat opponent and let them try to wiggle out from what their Party is espousing.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
To listen to the Democrats and their lackey's in the media, the Democrats by being close in the various elections around the country, is an omen for their success in the coming mid-term elections in November. Is their optimism warranted or is it just wishful thinking?
As most every pundit knows, the “out” party usually wins the most seats in an off-year election, but is this year any different than previous elections? Since Pres. Trump took office, out of 10 special elections, the Republicans have won 8.
This year is unusual in so far as Republicans are defending more open seats in the House, through retirements, than the Democrats. That's important because the incumbent usually wins in about 90% of the elections, but an open seat is generally considered more competitive
where incumbency gives the edge to the incumbent. That's why Democrats are more optimistic in gaining House seats this coming mid-term election.
In the Senate, the opposite is true. Of the 33 seats up for election in November, the Democrats have 24 seats to hold onto, the Republicans have to hold 9. Of those 24 Democrat seats, 10 are in states won by Donald Trump in 2016. Republicans are only defending one seat in a state won by Hillary Clinton in 2016. The pundits have predicted that Republicans should be able to increase their Senate majority by a least 3 or 4, depending on the political climate or atmosphere prevailing at election time.
The “big elephant” in the room is Pres. Trump. The Democrats are almost universally against Pres. Trump, policy-wise and personality-wise. They are insanely motivated to use him as as their motivating factor in voting against him by voting against the Republican candidate. But, Pres. Trump says that he will bring his political clout to those House and Senate seats where he racked up a sizable majority in 2016. He has the ability to mobilize his base voters and those working-class voters who came out to vote for him in 2016, which is important in an off-year election. I'd suggest that the pundits and the Democrats not underestimate the attractiveness of an energized Pres. Trump on the stump. He has the uncanny ability to attract huge crowds to his rallies which motivates those people in attendance to go out to vote for the people he wants elected to help him carry out his program.
As of now, it looks like the Democrats will win more House seats, but will fall short of getting a majority, while in the Senate, the Republicans will gain the 3 or 4 seats mentioned before.
The Republicans are banking on the very strong economy and the desire to stem the flow of illegal aliens, and Trump's foreign policy initiatives to motivate people to vote for the Republican candidates.
So, in conclusion, many of House and Senate seats will be close contests, and the optimism of the Democrats by being close in the recent special elections, points up the fact that being close only counts in horseshoes and grenades, it will not carry the day.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
A friend recently came in possession of a repo and discovered a bucket of things that needed immediate attention, because the previous occupant neglected to attend to them, or haphazardly just did band aide repairs, or hired inept contractors to do the job. The foundation was crumbling, the roof leaking, insulation damaged by rodents burrowing into the house, unsafe wiring, dire need of paint, broken appliances, unattended overgrown landscape, etc.
It struck me how similarly, our country was repossessed in the 2016 election, because of the poor maintenance from the outgoing administration. President Trump has been given the job to put our house back in order and make it livable again; better than before the Obama occupancy. His tax and trade reform is repairing our country's economic foundation. A new coat of paint is showing the rest of the world our fresh new look. Our infrastructure is on priority to be repaired. Our foreign policy is being rewired, to prevent power surges by hostile states threatening peace and our safety. A barrier is needed to maintain the constitutional insulation protecting us from undesirables like MS-13, drug dealers, human traffickers, terrorists and any other nefarious persons or situations threatening our security by entering our home, the United States and gnawing at our culture and American values. We can sleep easier at night knowing the President has contracted high caliber people like Chief of Staff John Kelly, Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, Sec. to the U.N. Nikki Haley, Sec. of HLS Kirsten Nielsen and Sec. of Defense James Mattis.
The only weak link in this chain is in our Justice Department, and it is my hope this flaw somehow will be remedied.
Conservative Commentary by George Giftos
It might seem that way if you watch T.V., go to the movies, read the newspapers, listen to our politicians, and mingle among the public. Look at how people treat each other, especially when it comes to good manners.
When I was growing up, I was taught by my parents that I should not speak ill of another person (within reason), that I should give up my seat on a bus or train to a woman or an elderly person, that I should hold the door to enter or exit a place or building for either male or female, that we should respect our teachers, our policemen, and our elders out of respect or by their positions in life. Why is there a lack of civility that seems to affect all walks of our lives today? Is there a conscious effort to do so, or is it just a lack of parental direction due to the many breakups of families and the increase of poverty as a result of well meaning laws that didn't work as promised?
Look what is happening in the arena of politics today. The word arena seems to be apropos in describing what is going on. Because a certain party did not win the last election, it seems that it is open season on our president (the winner) by vilifying him and calling him vile names and by showing total disrespect for the office of president. The stream of invective seems to be never ending. Even if he does something right, his detractors (enemies) will never give him credit or acknowledge his achievements. And unfortunately, the amount of disrespect is not reserved for the president alone, it also extends to his immediate family, including his young child, and to people in his administration when they are out in public. It seems that proper manners is a thing of the past when it comes to the President of the United States and others associated with him.
In the general society itself, common decency takes a back seat to vicious vituperation, mostly of a personal nature. Groups like ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, the KKK and other assorted “hate” groups, bring civility to a halt by their violent, anti-social actions. Anything goes with these groups, and they justify their actions because, according to them, their cause is just. They personify the axiom that the “end justifies the means”.
The lack of manners and good will among people has turned relative against relative, neighbor against neighbor, young against old, and country against country. It seems to be getting worse, not better, and it seems that bad behavior is becoming the norm rather than the
A contributing factor in this assault on good manners, is the total abdication of balance and fairness in the media, both visual and in print. They, instead of being a positive bridge between various sections of society, they have taken sides by condemning one side and praising the other side. A recent study by Harvard University, found that over 90% of the stories that they report on are overwhelmingly negative toward President Trump. This, in turn, makes supporters of President Trump see a conspiracy against their man, and it generates an anger against those who are supposed to be neutral in reporting the news. Some of the negative and salacious stories are “made up out of whole cloth”, that's where the term “fake news” comes into play.
So in answer to our editorial, decency should not be a violation of the 1st Amendment, and a concerted effort must be made by all people of goodwill, to bring back decency and good manners back into our lives, like it was, mostly in years gone by.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
Link to Original Source: http://trumptrainnews.com/articles/cnn-s-whiny-reporter-skewered
Should President Trump be judged upon his personality and his personal peccadillo's, or should he judged on his performance in office? The main chant by his detractors is that he doesn't act presidential and is sometimes crude in his language, and that he is a braggart, a bully and a prevaricator (imagine a politician using those words on another?). Those criticisms might be true in some sense, but does that really affect the policies that he presents and institutes in order to “Make America Great Again”?
Since his inauguration, what have been his accomplishments? Do his detractors, mainly the “Never-Trumper's” (especially some Republicans) agree with his appointment of Judge Neal Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and his nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to fill the seat of Justice Kennedy; do they agree with his tax cuts whereby both rich and poor get a tax break; do they approve of his approval of the Keystone pipeline and his opening up of ANWR for future oil exploration; do they agree with his voiding of the business killing regulations that has hampered businesses for years; do they agree with his outreach to some of our international adversaries in China, No. Korea, and Russia in trying to avoid the next World War III; do they agree with his trying to crackdown on halting the flow of illegal aliens into our country, etc., etc.? Most likely the answer to these policies are positive, but still they criticize him with over the top rhetoric, not about his policies but against his personality and demeanor. This reminds me of an analogy of choosing a surgeon for a serious operation. Would you choose an experienced surgeon, with a lousy demeanor and a poor bedside manner, or would you choose a pleasant, inexperienced surgeon with a pleasant bedside manner? I'll bet the majority would choose the gruff surgeon, right? The same should be applied to President Trump in carrying out of his duties as the chief executive officer and the commander in chief of the United States. Remember, he is not your usual politician, he says what he means and means what he says. Can you say that about most politicians?
This compulsive desire on the part of the Democrats and their flunky's in the news media (90% of all mention of Trump is negative), to hamper President Trump in anyway possible, is a stain on the country as a whole. Most of the vitriol against President Trump is based on extreme emotion rooted in the fact that they cannot accept the fact that he beat their anointed queen, Hillary Clinton, against all odds and all polls. From the beginning, the Democrats have instituted a “total resistance” plan to try to bring down President Trump and his administration, but the more “crazy” they act the higher President Trump's approval poll numbers go up.
So, the personal attacks against the president seems to be discounted by most “sane” people in determining what is best for them and their families. He is flawed like all of us, including other recent presidents like John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill
Clinton, so these sanctimonious hypocrites who condemn the president personally, should be thankful that he is the president and not Hillary Clinton, who was primed to continue the failed polices of President Obama.
We elected a leader, not a Pope!
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
Although I'm not usually prone to using clichés, the born again radical left Democrats are ratcheting up the decibels of vicious condemnation on the President and using dangerous rhetoric against his family, because impeachment has turned out to be
a nothing burger.
Over twenty-one hundred years ago there was a crucifixion, because someone tried to lay out a better path for the world. Today's Romans, the Democrats, having lost the impeachment battle, are now focusing their attempt on bringing Donald Trump down by political crucifixion and using the very same tactics of Nazism by accusing their detractors of being Nazis, because he is draining the swamp and restoring the hope of a better life that was lost in the demagoguery of Obama's vision for America, that tended to divide rather than unite. That offered a hand out, rather than a hand up.
It is imperative to keep alert for signs, like the disturbing display against Homeland Security Sec. Kirsten Nielsen dining at a D.C. restaurant, that can expand to violence like the 1938 Kristallnacht.
Conservative Commentary by George Giftos
After over a year of investigating Pres. Trump for collusion with the Russians, nothing has been found to justify the narrative that Trump colluded (with intent to do harm to the USA and to the election process) with the Russians (zero, nada, nil, nothing). During the past year three members of the Obama security team, John Brennan, James Clapper, and James Comey, all said that they found no evidence that during the presidential campaign, and during the transition, that the Trump people or that Trump colluded with the Russians. When Trump won the election (against all odds), the cry of the astounded Democrats was that it was impossible that Trump, a political neophyte, should've or could've won the election fair and square over the anointed one, Hillary Clinton,. They came up with the phony charge that the Trump team must have colluded (conspired) with the Russians in efforts to undermine the Clinton campaign and the election. There was no proof then, only assumptions, and there has been no proof up till now, even after over one year, that the Russians colluded with Trump. The whole thing is a “collusion delusion”.
It seems that the Democrats and the “Never-Trumpers” (including some disgruntled Republicans), are throwing anything up against the wall hoping that something negative about Trump and his administration will stick, and which might then lead to his impeachment or resignation from office.
The only Russian collusion was not perpetrated by Trump, it was really perpetrated by Pres. Obama, Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Starting with the ridiculous “reset” button that Clinton used as a P.R. stunt with the Russians; the comment made to the then Russian President Medvedev, by Pres. Obama, “Tell Vladimir, that after my re-election (in 2012) I would have more flexibility in dealing with him”; the signing off on the Uranium One deal by Hillary and
Obama's other cronies, which turned over 20% of our uranium deposits to the Russians; to the fact that her husband, former president Bill Clinton, got a $500,000 speaking fee, around the time of the Uranium One deal, by a Russian bank with ties to the Kremlin and Putin, in addition to a $140 million donation to the Clinton Foundation; and to the seeming total indifference of the Obama Administration to the Russian expansion in Ukraine and the financing and the encouraging of anti-Ukraine rebels; and finally, with the payment of $12 million to the Fusion GPS group, with ties to Russian operatives, by the Clinton campaign and the DNC to get salacious and negative phony information against Trump (called the “Dossier”) which was used to get the O.K. by the FISA Court to spy on Americans associated with the Trump campaign. These actions show that the real Russian collusion was not with Pres. Trump, but with the Obama Administration, the Clinton campaign and the DNC.
Pres. Trump has called the whole Mueller investigation a “witch hunt”, and it looks like he was correct that this whole collusion scenario was a “put-up job” by Trump's enemies to undermine his administration, including high ranking officials in the Obama Justice Department and the FBI (ex: Peter Strzok, James Comey, and Andrew McCabe), two agencies that were supposed to be non-partisan and above the fray.
Now that the Trump-Russian collusion scam has turned out to be just that, the Democrats and the “Never-Trumpers” have latched onto the claim of a lack of mental capacity of Pres. Trump. It seems nothing will satisfy their addiction to bringing down Pres. Trump at any cost.
The truth be damned. Finally, the Justice Department. has started to re-open the
investigation of the real scandals that have its roots in the “Washington Swamp”, the crimes committed by the Clinton's and Clinton flunky's in the government whose main job over this past year was the undermining of the Trump Administration. Let's hope the Republicans, including two of Trump's appointees, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, Ass't. AG Rod Rosenstein, and FBI Director, Chris Wray, do not get cold feet and that they continue to root out the “deep state” operatives that have caused so much division in our our government and in the politics of the country. The “Collusion Delusion” hopefully will pass against Pres. Trump and that it will show that the real collusion with the Russians was between the Obama Administration, the Hillary Clinton campaign, and the DNC.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann