Maybe Trump Better Start Making Those Deals

All during the campaign Donald Trump told us that he loved to make deals, he was a great deal maker (everyone says it) and that he would win so much we would all get tired of winning. Perhaps Trump should start making those deals because I am nowhere near tired of winning.

I don’t think Trump understood how obstructive Democrats and establishment Republicans are. There are not really two parties, they are the uni-party. Different wings of the same bird, as it were. I think Trump believed he would be dealing with people who love the nation and are patriots rather than dealing with people who would just as soon see the nation fail than work with him (John McCain is a prime example). Trump had this mistaken idea that the very people who loved him as a businessman and begged him for donations would work with him to get things done. He was sadly mistaken.

Now Trump has worked with Democrats to extend the debt of the nation and to issue a continuing resolution along with disaster aid until December 15th. We all know what happens when Congress is backed into a corner around the holidays. They work long hours screwing us every way they can and then they take late night votes and pass things that we don’t want all the while claiming they did the best they could. The reality is they will pass anything in order to leave for the Christmas recess. That is where Trump should hammer them all (more on that in a bit).

President Trump also agreed to look at getting rid of the debt ceiling altogether.

In any event, Trump agreed to this extension and I can see why he had to. The weak, spineless Republicans wanted to extend for 18 months (conveniently running PAST the next election) and Trump did not want to do that. He could not stay the course and risk shutting the government down when Texas needs federal aid and Florida and other coastal states will soon require a lot of disaster assistance. The liberals and their stenographers in the media would ride that pony all the way to the election. So Trump did what he had to do.

Here is where I think he can make hay. If the Democrats and weak Republicans start working on things toward that 15 December date Trump should let them know that he will not sign anything that is not what he wants including a tax cut (ideally a revised tax system). He should let them know that he is not afraid to shut the government down over the holidays and that he will require Congress to stay in session until they pass what he wants. It is time Donald Trump showed us his deal making skills.

I know there is a gentleman’s agreement between Trump and Schumer to end the debt ceiling all together. This is a perfect time for Trump to require Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. He can tell them he is willing to work to eliminate the debt ceiling but only after we have a requirement for a balanced budget. That amendment should include some provision about how and when taxes can be raised so that they don’t start raising taxes each year to make ends meet (cutting spending is the goal).

Republicans are evidently shocked that Donald Trump worked with Democrats on this with some reports claiming they were quite surprised. Why are they surprised when none of them tried to work with the president to get things done? For months these Republicans have been screwing Trump and the nation by failing to take up his agenda, by failing to repeal Obamacare and in general by failing to do anything to keep the very promises they made to us when they wanted our votes. Donald Trump has been trying to get the Republicans to work with him but they are as unhappy that he won as the Democrats. The establishment wanted Hillary so they could play the usual games. Trump is not a politician and he is not playing their games.

We can help in this process by getting primary challengers for the limp wristed spineless Republicans in Congress and getting rid of them. Vote in true conservatives, people who will actually fight the evil on the left.

And Donald Trump needs to sack up and start showing us the art of the deal he claims to be so good at. If he is having trouble perhaps he should read one of his own books…

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Special Counsel Could Be Nightmare For Trump’s Attackers

The liberal left, never Trumpers, and establishment Republicans have been attacking Donald Trump since he won the election. He was not supposed to win. Hillary Clinton was the next liberal to be anointed and she was so far up in the polls that she should have won so Trump must have pulled some shenanigans to win.

There has been a nonstop barrage of allegations that Trump Colluded with the Russians to win the election. The actual claims were that Russia interfered with the election and this is not in dispute. Here is a newsflash, Russia has been interfering in and trying to influence our elections for decades. The problem is that the Obama administration illegally gathered intelligence on some of the folks in the Trump campaign. What? It was not illegal and they were caught up in surveillance of the Russians? Yeah, you go ahead and stick to that. What really happened is the FBI solicited some former British spy to get dirt on Trump. The guy produced a really outrageous report that no one with two brain cells would give any credence to (and the guy himself said none of it was verified). Then Brennan used that report as the impetus to surveil the Russians in a fashion that would just happen to catch Trump campaign folks in the net.

A little questionable unmasking of those names, some manipulations and distributions to juuuusssst the right people and boom, there is a scandal totally comprised of BS and manufactured from phony information and information that was obtained illegally.

And yes, Obama was involved in this in some fashion.

The chorus has been never ending and it is now at a point where everything Trump does is questioned, equated to Watergate, deemed illegal and impeachable and spread out in the echo chamber of the Democrat Party and the media (but I repeat myself).

The liberals have manufactured stories and associations and then shamed people into recusing themselves from the investigations. Then the Democrats, all of whom were calling for FBI Director James Comey to be fired just eight short months ago, got all worked up that Donald Trump actually fired him.

Comey reacted to his firing by claiming that he wrote a memo about a meeting with Trump in which Trump said Mike Flynn was a good guy and hoped the investigation would end. This hit the proverbial wall with liberals and some establishment Republicans claiming that obstruction of justice might have occurred and that if it did it was impeachable. Interestingly, no one has seen the memo and the news reports it differently than the original context. I quoted above what was originally reported. The MSM, on the other hand (as well as the liberals), have reported that Trump told Comey to drop the investigation. It is being reported as more than it allegedly (no one has seen the memo) is. Top this off with the mindless reporting that Trump disclosed classified information to Russians he met with and the anti-Trump (anti America) crowd is in full tilt.

So now that everyone has been whipped into a frenzy because Donald Trump fired the guy they all wanted fired, said he hoped an investigation into a good guy would be ended and disclosed information he WAS ALLOWED TO DISCLOSE to Russians, the Department of Justice has decided to assign a Special Counsel and even that was reported incorrectly. He was appointed to investigate whether the Russians tried to influence the election (they did and we all know it) but it is reported as if he is appointed to investigate whether Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russians. That will certainly need to be looked at but remember what I stated, the MSM and the Democrats have made these two items the same in everyone’s minds.

Barack Obama’s administration was reported in The Washington Post in 2016 as considering sharing intelligence on ISIS with Russia. WAPO reported it as if it was a wonderful thing. Donald Trump did share the intelligence and the very same newspaper reported it as Trump disclosed classified information.

Democrats and their media wing (the MSM) are tickled pink that a Special Counsel has been appointed (The Wall Street Journal, not so much). They think this will lead to the impeachment of Trump. They are wrong and they really did not think this through. You see, the special counsel will have broad authority to investigate and that means he can sweep up all the Democrats who have been involved in wrongdoing.

There is no doubt that James Comey will be interviewed and while the Democrats think he will say Trump tried to influence the investigation proving obstruction of justice I highly doubt that will take place. James Comey is on the record, under oath, saying that he has not witnessed anyone trying to influence investigations. He gave this answer AFTER the alleged incident reported in the yet to be seen memo. Comey also never reported to the DOJ that Trump tried to influence the investigation, something he is obligated to do under the law. Given that he said he never witnessed such a thing and he did not report Trump one can only conclude that Trump broke no law and did not obstruct justice. Comey is too smart to claim that he felt Trump was trying to obstruct justice or he would be admitting to breaking the law (by not reporting it) and to lying under oath to the Senate. This is a nonstarter.

It is unlikely, barring any surprises, that the investigation will result in harm to Trump. It will harm the country because it will stifle the Trump agenda as spineless Republicans resist working on anything for a guy who has a special counsel investigation going on. Since many major law enforcement agencies and their leaders have already stated there is NO EVIDENCE of collusion between Trump and the Russians I fail to see how that evidence would suddenly appear. We already know they will discover the Russians tried to influence the election. Our country knows they did it and have done it in the past. Right now the Democrats are screaming about it and saying we can’t let it happen and express their righteous indignation but the Russians have done no more than our country, and most recently Democrats like Obama, has done.

Obama’s group that used to be Obama for America and is now Organizing for Action worked, under the direction of Barack Obama, to undermine and interfere in the Israeli election in an effort to oust Benjamin Netanyahu. What they did is no different than what the Russians did.

Recently, Barack Obama publicly injected himself into the French election by telling the people of France they should vote for Emmanuel Macron instead of Marine Le Pen. Now how is what he did any different than what the Russians did? I know he was public and they were sneaky about it but they did the same thing, injected themselves into the election of another country in order to affect the outcome. So excuse me if I ignore the Democrats and their selective outrage over the Russians trying to influence our election.

The special counsel will be looking at a lot of things and will have a lot of latitude to investigate. How many leakers will be identified? How many of the people who have been leaking secrets will be brought to justice? Will the ties of John Podesta and Hillary Clinton to the Russians be disclosed as part of the investigation? Will Susan Rice be prosecuted for unmasking the names of Americans who were targeted for illegal surveillance (see above)? Will the investigation look into why James Comey did not seek to charge Hillary Clinton for her crimes in setting up a home server and then using it to illegally transmit classified information? Will the meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Lynch (when Hillary was UNDER INVESTIGATION) be revisited?

There are many moving parts to all of this and the sweeping investigation could derail a lot of people including members of Congress. Wouldn’t it be a sweet bit of irony if the investigation by the special counsel the Democrats begged for caught a bunch of Democrats and Trump came out clean?

One good thing for the administration is that it can ignore questions about Russia and all the things that the left has been buzzing about by saying that they can’t discuss it because of the investigation. It will also take away the thing Democrats have been overwhelming the news with and take their message away.

They might have to actually get to work.

Speaking of which, if I were Donald Trump I would play hardnosed with these pukes in Congress. I would not allow them to recess in August and I would keep them in session with no other time off until they passed tax reform and a budget for fiscal year 2018.

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information on the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States. Article II, Section 3 US Constitution [emphasis mine]

I would say that not having a budget is an extraordinary occasion. If Congress does not like it then it should try doing its job…

The country is heading for another civil war. The left is inciting violence and is interfering with the duly elected president because it does not like the outcome of the last election and it is imposing its will on the people and causing harm. It will not take very long before the right starts fighting back and when we do we will eliminate the left. Just remember, the left started this but they will not be able to finish it and they will not like the outcome.

Or as I read on one of the feeds, Impeach Trump and there will be war.

Proceed at your own risk.

As an aside wouldn’t it be great to see that prick Schumer frog marched out of DC?

Look at him. That is what you get when they remove the foreskin.

Maybe the Democrats are making noise to distract the public from the good news. Can’t have people knowing Trump is good for the economy…

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Never surrender, never submit.
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Freddie Gray Case Unravels

There is no doubt that police officers do bad things and get away with them. When these happen it erodes public confidence in the police and the public eventually strikes out at any officer for any act whether it was justified or not.

This seems to be the case with officer William Porter and the other five charged in the death of long time drug dealer and often arrested criminal Freddie Gray. Let me pause here to say that a person’s criminal history does not give the police the right to become judge, jury, and executioner. Every person is presumed innocent no matter how often that person has been in trouble. I get tired of seeing officers and those who support them write that it was good Gray died and that one more scumbag is off the street. While that applies when a criminal dies during the commission of a crime or in a direct confrontation with police there is no evidence Gray fit into that mold (what crime did he actually commit). The reality here is if Gray did something wrong he deserved his day in court but it is also a stark reality that if the judicial system had kept Gray behind bars where he belonged he might still be alive. I am not losing sleep over a dead drug dealer but the backlash of what happened has caused a lot of people restless nights to include six officers.

Porter and five others have been charged with the death of Gray. Each officer faces different charges but they are all charged with some portion of the alleged crime. The problem here is there does not appear to have been a crime committed.

It is possible that one of these officers did something to deliberately harm Gray but there is no proof that such a thing did in fact happen. Officers chased Gray, took him down and into custody. One can question if they had any reason to go after Gray in the first place but there is no evidence they harmed him once they did go after him.

I am aware Gray had a knife (the legality of which is unclear) but it was not found until after they chased and caught him so it was NOT the reason they went after him and claims to the contrary are untrue.

The prosecution decided to go after Porter first because they believed it was their strongest case and that once he was found guilty he would turn on the others whose cases were not as strong. The prosecution, who rushed to judgement in the first place, had no reason to believe that it would not win a conviction. The thugs in Baltimore have been threatening to riot once again if any verdict other than guilty was returned. The prosecution was counting on fear to get the conviction.

But some brave jurors had other ideas. At least one juror was not convinced that Porter was guilty of the charges and the end result was a mistrial due to a hung jury.

This will have a domino effect. Porter now has to be the one to get convicted in order to have any hope of even trying to get the others.

You see, during his trial the prosecution claimed that Gray’s injuries happened IN THE TRANSPORT VAN. None of the officers who apprehended and arrested Gray were in that van. The prosecution cannot simply change its tune and now claim those officers harmed Gray. In reality, I can’t see how they can go forward with the prosecution of these folks in any event, with or without a Porter conviction. If the prosecution contends that Gray was harmed in the van (which is what they did and is part of the record) how can anyone who was with Gray BEFORE he got in the van be responsible for what happened to him?

The prosecution cannot have it both ways. It cannot simply change its tune and claim Gray was harmed during the arrest. I do not think they should have charged any of the officers but if they were dead set on doing so they should have charged those who had first contact with Gray and claimed he was harmed during the arrest. It would have made more sense to do it this way and then claim Porter ignored Gray’s requests for medical care.

By taking the route she did Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby ensured that in the event of a failure to convict Porter the entire case would unravel.

We are seeing that now.

Baltimore has remained calm so far as people wait to see what comes next. People are aware that Porter can be put on trial again and they are waiting to see if that is the case.

I can’t imagine the political troll Mosby will not retry the case. She wants a conviction, nothing less.

It is up to brave jurors to look at the evidence and take an informed decision. So far that evidence points to not guilty.

And then the riots will begin.

Mosby did this. She convinced the medical examiner to change the ruling on death from accidental to homicide. She has not been forthcoming with evidence and she is playing politics with the lives of six officers who, by all the evidence so far, did not harm Freddie Gray.

Facts do not matter in a mob ruled locality particularly when the desire is revenge not justice.

This is what you get when Democrats run things.

And Baltimore is getting what it deserves.

The real crime is that six officers are getting screwed over in the process.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
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Democrats, Pro Choice? Not Really

Last night the Democrats held their first circus event of the campaign season as four old (and one middle aged) white people debated how to issue a death blow to the nation and finish the destruction accelerated under Obama.

These folks all discussed how to spend more money we don’t have to give away things government has no business being involved in. They want to give away free college education, free health care for illegals, and just about any other thing that will pander to the uneducated in order to secure votes while continuing our downward spiral.

For those of you who support these people please tell me how these free things are going to be paid for. Please explain where the money will come from and then tell me how it is actually free…

I did notice there were not too many pro-choice folks on that stage. Oh sure, there were those who support a woman’s right to choose what to do about her pregnancy. They are all in favor of murdering children in the womb and want to spend even more taxpayer dollars to provide this service.

But nearly every one of them is not in favor of pro-choice should that choice involve firearms. I think Jim Webb is the only one there who supports the Second Amendment.

The others have varying opinions on firearms that have evolved over the years depending upon who they are pandering to (like John “Elmer Fudd” Kerry and his shotgun).

These folks discussed how to disarm law abiding citizens and eviscerate the Second Amendment. In other words, they want to deny you the right to choose to own or carry a firearm. Make no mistake about it, these people want to remove firearms from private citizens. They cannot totally control you if they do not disarm you. This has been going on for over 100 years and our protected right to keep and bear arms has been eroded over that time. If it takes them a hundred more years they will not stop until they have us unarmed and at their mercy.

They are like Islamic terrorists that way.

Martin O’Malley was up there telling everyone how wonderful he is and how he did so many wonderful things in Baltimore and in the state of Maryland. Did you see those riots? They were the culmination of policies O’Malley put in place or continued from previous liberal “leaders”. Baltimore has been run by liberals for a very long time and it is a dying city. Anyone who saw those riots and cannot connect the dots is not smart enough to vote.

O’Malley, as governor, pushed through some of the strictest gun control in the nation. He pushed unconstitutional gun laws on the state and his toadies in Annapolis assisted him. Baltimore has more shootings now than it did before the laws and crime is out of control. O’Malley wants to impose those same laws on the nation.

O’Malley, like three others on that stage, does not believe in choice when it comes to firearms. If you want to murder your unborn child then they are all about being pro-choice but if you want to own or carry a firearm to protect your child they are not pro-choice.

They only want you to have the choices they decide are good for you and that, in reality, is not choice at all.

Fortunately, we have a choice in who to vote for and anyone who cares about this nation should not vote for anyone that was on the stage in Las Vegas last night.

Those people are self-serving twits who want to rule over you. They have forgotten that the people are the government, and the people are in charge of the government.

Unfortunately, many Americans have forgotten this as well (or more likely were never taught it in the government run school system).

It is well past time to take this country back and the best way to do it (not the only way) is to run all these anti-American elitists out of politics.

And retrain their mindless zombie voters…

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
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Che Che Change At Wal Mart

CGflagWal Mart has decided to remove all items associated with the Confederate Battle Flag from its retail and online stores. The move comes after manufactured indignation at an inanimate item that is part of American history because some whack job racist murdered nine people in South Carolina.

The Flag did not murder anyone and there is no indication that the flag inspired the idiot to murder people but it makes liberals feel good to bring up the Confederate Battle Flag every time we head into a presidential election. This gives the liberals who are ignorant of history the opportunity to make allegations of racism against any politician (read Republican) who does not jump up and down and demand the flag be removed.

It appears to be working as many Republicans are now showing their ignorance as well. Or perhaps they are caving to the chattering class in order not to be labeled racist. News Flash folks, they will call you that no matter what.

This is snowballing as Democrat Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake of Baltimore is demanding the state of Maryland stop issuing Sons of the Confederacy license plates (which feature the battle flag) and recall those that have been issued. The Baltimore County Executive is trying to get Robert E Lee Park renamed.

Blake is using the uproar to make demands for the removal of a symbol of history but was silent (in fact I have heard no liberal discuss this) as ISIS flags were waving among the rioters she sponsored just weeks ago.

It is all about not letting a crisis go to waste and to that end Wal Mart is jumping on board to show it is not a racist company. Yes, it will no longer sell any item that features the Confederate Battle Flag.

Wal Mart is based in Arkansas and Bill Clinton is from Arkansas. Clinton used the Confederate Battle Flag imagery when he ran for president. I do not recall liberals protesting the flag then and I don’t recall Wal Mart having an opinion on the matter.

Wal Mart continues to sell items with the face of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara on them. Che’s face is featured on many shirts worn by liberals and his poster adorned a wall at an Obama campaign office. Blacks overwhelmingly voted for both Clinton (who used that Confederate Flag) and Obama who never demanded the Che poster be taken down.

Why does it matter? Che Guevara was a racist from Argentina who murdered a lot of people, many of whom were black. He was a huge communist who wanted communism to take over the world. Here is some interesting information about Che, the guy you see on many shirts worn by the very liberals who demand the Flag be removed:

Guevara was a notorious anti-Black racist from Argentina who murdered hungry children and became an icon for leftists around the world for his role in the 1959 communist takeover of Cuba. This was a man who was a defender of the North Korean regime and who deeply mourned the death of Joseph Stalin. Guevara hoped the Soviets would launch nuclear attacks on American cities, for some reason confident that the communists would win a nuclear war that would have killed millions.

Che Guevara banned music, burned books, hated blacks, was an anti-semite [sic], murdered those who disagreed with him, personally oversaw execution squads, and was in charge of a system that imprisoned gays solely for the crime of being gay. X Tribune

If Wal Mart was so socially conscious wouldn’t they remove all Che items from the store?

The Southern states seceded from the union because of economic reasons. A large part of the economy was slave driven but the slave aspect is not why they left the union though they set up a government that codified slavery. The federal government was willing to continue slavery if they rejoined the union but a tripling of the tariffs crippled them economically. The flag was a battle flag carried by units that had soldiers, most of whom did not own slaves, who were tired of the federal government’s overreach. They fought with pride for their side in the war.

It is easy to sit here today and criticize and with the sorry educational system it is even easier to brainwash people into revisionist history but the reality is most people viewed blacks and inferior at that point in time. Abraham Lincoln was among those who thought blacks were inferior. There were some who believed that there should be no slaves but they still believed the white race was superior.

We are a nation with a past that has some great things in it but we also have some bad things. Slavery is among the worst part of our history and this Democrat institution should have died out long before it did. Our history after slavery was not much better with Democrats and their racist Jim Crow laws that kept blacks as second class citizens. Gun control was designed to keep blacks unarmed so they could not resist the tyranny.

That flag is just that, a flag. It is a symbol of our history and it should remain a part of our history.

But if people want to ban flags then they might want to look at the US Flag. It flew over this nation when we committed genocide against the Native Americans, while slavery was an institution, during the forced incarceration of Japanese Americans and during the post slavery period of racist laws and practices. Given this and the reasons for the Confederate Flag uproar, what makes it any more worthy?

Perhaps it is because despite the sometimes horrific history associated with the nation over which it has flown it still stands as a symbol of hope and freedom. It represents what can happen when people come together to build something and despite the flaws of its nation it demonstrates that people can move past horrific periods and events and become something better.

The Confederate Flag also represents a history that many today find intolerable. It should remain as a symbol that even in our darkest times we were able to overcome.

The Flag in South Carolina flies over a Confederate Monument, where one would expect it to be.

There is nothing wrong with displaying our history. Every aspect of our history should remain as a tribute to a nation of people who did not always get it right but improved and continue to improve.

Leave the Flag alone. It is heritage, not hate.

As an aside, there are many groups in this country with flags and banners. Certainly we could all find one reason or another to get rid of their symbols but do we want that in a nation that prides itself on freedom of expression?

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
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