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Ever since socialist Bernie Sanders ran for president in the Democrat primaries in 2016, and the upset victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the NYC primary against long-term Congressman Joe Crowley, under the banner of being a “Democrat Socialist”, it has become fashionable, among mostly left-leaning Democrats, to talk seriously about instituting some forms of socialism into their campaign playbook for the 2018 mid-term elections and thereafter.
Notwithstanding the fact that socialism hasn't worked that well wherever it has been tried, the progressive wing of the Democrat Party has latched onto some of the aspects of the socialist dogma that appeals to people lacking basic economic understanding and financial acumen, and for those looking for “freebies” from the government. A case in point, the group that seems most infatuated with socialism is the group called “millennial's” (the 18 – 35 age group). Many of the people in this group have been nurtured by our educational system by mostly far-left teachers and professors who make up about 90% of the faculties in our schools and colleges. Also, many of those millennial's who went through our colleges and universities, have rung up a goodly amount of debt through their student loans. The platform of Bernie and Alexandria offers the millennial's that if the “Democrat Socialists” ascend to power, those student loans will be forgiven. It makes the mouths of the student debtors salivate at the thought of having their loans being wiped out by the government, headed up by people like Bernie and Alexandria (you can also throw in Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Maxine Waters, along with the DNC Chairman, Tom Perez). All socialist leaning politicians.
These dupes (a/k/a Democrat Socialists), don't realize that our founders organized our country and its Constitution in the form of a democratic republic with an emphasis on free enterprise capitalism. For the past 220 years, that system has worked wonders as the United States is the wealthiest and considered the most free country in the world today. We're not perfect and we do have “warts”, but we're better than any country that is in 2nd place.
To change that system to being a “Democrat Socialist” country defies all logic. In a quote once uttered by Sir Winston Churchill in comparing the socialist and capitalist systems, he said the following; “The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity, the main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery”. The people who profess that socialism is preferred over capitalism because the wealth of a country is not evenly distributed in a fair manner, never tell you that socialism only works when it is paid for by capitalism (ex: China). The Chinese economy started to boom when they inserted forms of capitalism into their communist system. Today, there are many millionaires in China due to the insertion of capitalism.
Once you take away the incentive to succeed, according to your ability, and pass it to the government to take care of you and society, the whole system will eventually collapse (ex: U.S.S.R.) due to lack of innovation and the desire to better one's self on the part of its citizens under that oppressive system.
Let's hope this infatuation with socialism dies a swift death in our country, as we all should want to remain the preeminent country in the world under our mostly capitalist system. To fundamentally change our country, as former President Obama promised to do when he first ran for president, and his policies of an intrusive government with many government regulations and controls after he became president, was an example of why we had such slow economic growth which our country endured during his 8 years in the White House. We all should be able to see that too much government (which is the main thrust of socialism) would be the death knell for any country that would yearn to be prosperous and to give its citizens a better way of life.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
Many children's fables equate in a metaphoric way; applied to every day personal, public and political happenings.
The mainstream media is "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" translating into fake news.
Special prosecutor James Mueller has become the big bad wolf in "Little Red Riding Hood", hoping to trap the President in his witch hunt, to devour him without justification.
Two of the "Three Little Pigs" reflect millennial life styles, ending up living in the third one's cellar, because they don't believe all work and no play makes jack. They don't have a pot to pee in but never case to demand.
See how many of the Aesop's Fables you can apply by how you perceive some events of the day by clicking the link below.
Aesop's Fables - Online Collection
Conservative Commentary by George Giftos
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
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