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Joe Biden’s Brain: An Empty Vessel Waiting to be Filled by the Ideas of Others

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Creepy Plagiarist strikes again. Joe Biden’s biggest problem…well, ok, his biggest problem is that he can’t keep his hands off of women and children in inappropriate ways…Joe Biden’s second biggest problem is that his mind has always been an empty vessel waiting to be filled by the ideas of others.

The simple fact of the matter is that Joe Biden has precious few original thoughts, and the few he does have invariably end up blurting out of his gaping mouth at inconvenient moments. Like the time he said that all 7/11 stores are run by immigrants from India. Or the time he said that Barack Obama was a rare clean and articulate black guy.  Or all the times he took the wrong position on every foreign policy issue of the last 45 years.

So it’s always been safer for our nation’s creepy uncle to ignore his own impulses and latch onto the ideas of others. It is no accident that Biden’s crowning achievement in life has been spending 8 long years parroting talking points handed to him by Barack Obama’s evil minions.

The trouble is that this reality of his natural state of being has repeatedly landed him in trouble over accusations of plagiarism. Who could ever forget the incident that caused him to have to abandon his first presidential run in 1987, when he didn’t just steal a phrase or two from another person – he stole an entire speech from British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock?

Just last week, Biden released a “climate” plan – which is really nothing more than a multi-trillion dollar set of handouts to Democrat special interests – that contained multiple instances of plagiarism that were so blatant that even the leftwing media felt obligated to report on them. But hey, were it not for the “climate” plans of others, Biden would have had no “climate” plan at all.

It’s the story of his entire political career.

Yesterday in Iowa, Creepy Uncle Joe resorted to plagiarizing the lowest of the low in our society, Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti. He and his staff are apparently incapable of coming up with a decent campaign slogan of their own, so they just ripped off the slogan Avenatti trafficked during his hundreds of appearances on CNN and MSNBC last year:

“He says, ‘let’s make America great again,’” Biden said of Trump, “Let’s make America America again.”

Clever, right? Yeah, but that’s how you know it was stolen from somebody else. Biden never says anything clever or eloquent or original on his own. Come to think of it, neither does the Creepy Porn Lawyer, so he must have stolen from someone else in the first place.

On the same day that he plagiarized the sleaziest man in America, our Creepy Uncle also reversed yet another major foreign policy position. It seems that Biden has suddenly figured out that China is an adversary to our country after all. What a revelation!

Just a couple of weeks ago, Biden – whose son has became fabulously wealthy trading with China in sweetheart deals arranged by his dad during the Obama years – had this to say about the ChiComs:

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not, th-th-th-th-th-th-they’re not competition for us.”

But on Tuesday, Sleepy Joe had woken up to the reality that maybe a nation of 1.2 billion people that has been stealing our intellectual property, engaged in a massive military buildup and robbing us blind in international trade for the last 40 years might be competition after all. Here’s what he said in his second Iowa speech:

“We need to get tough with China. China poses a serious challenge to us, and in some areas a real threat.”

Oh. Wonder who poured that line into his empty vessel of a mind? You can be sure someone did, because that is just who Joe Biden is.

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WATCH: President Trump Field Dresses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

President Trump was on CNBC today, and boy did he take it out on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  The first five minutes of the 27 minute clip below are basically the President laying the Chamber out and field-dressing it.

Watch the interview – a transcript of the first 5 minutes follows below:

 

Host: I guess Mr. [Myron] Brilliant (yes, his real name) who was on from the Chamber of Commerce, you got to see a part of that interview Mr. President – what did you make of it?

Trump: Well, I guess he’s not so brilliant. Look, without tariffs we would be captive to every country, and we have been for many years. That’s why we have an $800 billion trade deficit for years – we have a big deficit with every country. They take advantage of us in every way possible, and the U.S. Chamber is right there with them.  And I assume that…I’m a member of the Chamber, maybe I’ll have to rethink that because when you look at it, the Chamber is probably more for the companies and people that are their members than they are for our country.

Without tariffs, we would be outside of – something that I won’t even mention, we would be absolutely at a competitive disadvantage the likes of which you’ve never seen. Now, people haven’t used tariffs, but tariffs are a beautiful thing when you’re the piggy bank, when you have all the money. Everyone’s trying to get our money.

China, the China deal’s gonna work out. You know why? Because of tariffs. Because right now China is getting absolutely decimated by companies that are leaving China, going to other countries, including our own, because they don’t want to pay the tariffs. And China will, in my opinion, based on a lot of facts and a lot of knowledge, China’s gonna make a deal because they’re gonna have to make a deal.

Host: The deal with Mexico. You’ve alluded to something you’re going to make clear later. You’ve heard the criticism – can you go into exactly what else was part of that deal that you haven’t made clear yet?

Trump: Well, I’m gonna tell you that most people, the people having to do with borders and illegal immigration, they understand exactly what that is. But we purposely said that we wouldn’t mention it for a little while, because it has to be brought by their legislative body, it has to be taken to a vote. So we didn’t bring it up, but most people know that answer, and it’s another very powerful tool in addition to the other very powerful tools we got.

We had none of these tools, or virtually none. They’ve been talked about for 20 years with Mexico. Until I said that, and it wasn’t a threat – I thought that we’d be receiving billions of dollars [in tariffs], frankly.

And you know what happens with tariffs? Companies will move out of Mexico, and they’ll move out of China, and they’ll come into the United States. They’ll go to other countries, too, but in the case of Mexico, I’d say we’d get virtually 100% of the companies. They make a product and they sell it into our country.

We lose a tremendous amount of money every year into Mexico. For years, we’ve lost over $100 billion per year on trade with Mexico.

And of course, then we get into the second problem we have with Mexico, the drugs coming across the border. We want to have very powerful borders, and you can’t do it unless you have these deals with Mexico.

And the New York Times wrote a story like I’d already done the deal. It’s nonsense. We’d talked about it for months and months and months, and they wouldn’t get there. So we just said look, if you don’t get there, we’re just gonna have to charge you hundreds of billions of dollars in “taxes.”

And we would’ve been just fine, because what would’ve happened [crosstalk] – what would’ve happened is the companies would move into the United States, back where they came from.

They [Mexico] took 30% of our automobile companies, our car companies, they moved into Mexico – they would all move back if they had to pay a 25% tariff. They would all move back, it’s a very simple formula.

Now, that would leave Mexico in an unbelievably bad position, and we don’t want that, either. And I spoke with the president of Mexico, I get along with him very well, and we made this deal. But this is something the U.S. has been trying to get to for over 20 year with Mexico.

As soon as I put tariffs on the table, it was done. It took two days.

He’s [Mr. Brilliant] is not protecting our country. He’s doing a great disservice. And frankly, I’ve never had support from the U.S. Chamber because they know where I stand on these things. I don’t need money, I don’t care how things are [with the Chamber and its members] – the only thing I care about is our country.

He’s protecting all of those companies that are members who like it just the way things are, and they have companies in Mexico, and they have companies in China.

And later, at the 12:17 mark, there is this:

But I just want to say to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: If we didn’t have tariffs, we wouldn’t have made a deal with Mexico. We got everything we wanted, and we’re gonna be a great partner to Mexico now. Because, now they respect us.

[Transcript Ends]

There is much more, and you should listen to all of it. Very educational as to the President’s thought processes regarding tariffs, Mexico, China, and the folks at the U.S. Chamber

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Joe Biden Can’t Even Get China Right

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Hey, remember that time when Barack Hussein Obama told us that Russia wasn’t our most dangerous adversary? – Yeah, good times, huh? That was in a 2012 debate with Mitt Romney. Boy, the Democrats sure have changed their tune since then, huh? Well, except when it comes to Russian protection of the socialist/fascist dictator who is starving Venezuela – then, the Russkies are just fine.

Anyway, this all comes to mind in the context of Creepy Uncle Joe Biden, who the fake news media says yesterday told an audience that China is suddenly “good folks, folks” and “they’re not competition for us.” Or did he?  Watch this video clip and decide for yourselves:

 

For those of you who still like to read, here is the transcript. Pay particular attention to that last paragraph, which I have faithfully transcribed verbatim, exactly as old Mushmouth here said it:

“Look at who we are. I know, I’ve met virtually every major world leader in my wole as vice president and as Foreign Relations Chairman over the last 30 years, and that’s not hyperbole. I don’t know a single, solitary one who would not change places with the problems the prezden of the United States has vs. the problems they have.

“China is going to eat our lunch? C’mon, man. They can’t even figger out how to deal with th-th-th-they with the fact that they have this great division between the China by the sea and the mountains in the east. I mean in the west. They can’t figger out how they’re gonna deal with the corruption in the system. I, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not a c…th-th-they’re not a, they’re competition for us.”

The fake news media has done its DNC duty and cleaned all that mush up to say this:

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. They’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us.”

Neat trick, huh?

Now, I think that’s probably what the man who’s had more facial and teeth work done than Cher intended to finally mumble out of his mouth, but no matter how many times I watch that clip, I can’t quite get him all the way to saying it. The word “not” is just not in that final sentence.

In any event, it’s important to remember that, where both Russia and China are concerned, the Democrat/media joint posture towards them is entirely situational. Barack Obama his own self had a definite inferiority complex towards Vladimir Putin, could barely look the man in the face whenever they were in a room together, so he felt the need to puff out his chest and engage in big talk about him and his country whenever he was safely back in the United States.

So, when hapless Mitt Romney correctly identified Russia as a major U.S. adversary during that debate, Obama felt the personal need to badmouth and joke about that country. Since 2016, of course, the Democrats and fake news media have portrayed Russia as the worst country on earth that is trying to take over the United States by creating fake accounts on Twitter and Facebook. It’s all situational, you see.

Where China’s concerned, we need to keep in mind that Obama and Joe Biden were thrilled to death to let that country engage in heinously-unfair trade practices and rob our country of millions of jobs throughout their eight years in office, because those lost jobs were mainly in what the Democrats/media regard as the “old” economy. You know, the union jobs in manufacturing, steel, textiles and other hard product industries. Obama/Biden wanted all those chronically-unemployed workers to – in Obama’s famous words now banned by Twitter – “learn to code” as the solution to their problems.

If China were still dominating America in trade policy today in the same way it did during Biden’s 8 years as vice president, you can be sure he’d be pounding on that country as our mortal enemy and lambasting President Trump for failing to do anything about it.

But, you see, President Trump is doing something about it because, unlike Obama and Biden, he actually cares about American workers and American jobs. He’s slapped tariffs on a wide array of Chinese goods, a move that has helped to create hundreds of thousands of new, high-paying “old economy” union and non-union jobs back here in America, for Americans, and is about to complete negotiations on a very favorable trade deal with that country.

So, the situation being what it is, Biden feels the need to make like all of that is no big deal, and that China – which most economists believe will in fact surpass the U.S. economy’s size within the next decade – is not an adversary, not “competition” for us at all.

Maybe the real reason why Biden couldn’t quite ever get that out of his mouth is because he knows what a whopping lie it truly is. But that would presume that Joe Biden is that rarest of rare Democrat politicians: A man with an actual conscience, and I’m frankly still not sure that’s even possible for a guy who’s been a creature of DC politics for 45 years now.

That is all.

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AOC is an Actress, and Other Bits of Democrat Chicanery

The Afternoon Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Some mid-day short takes on the passing scene…

Everyone should watch this video. – Trust me, just watch it. It’ll be the best 23 minutes you invest this week.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t a politician, she’s an actress. A puppet whose strings are being pulled behind the scenes by a group that calls itself the Justice Democrats, and is headed by the depraved Cenk Uygur.

This is all stuff I was not aware of, and of course our fake news media will never dream of reporting on any of it, so most of the general public will remain blissfully unaware. But isn’t it informative, and doesn’t it help explain so much?

Once you realize and accept this reality about the human sock puppet who is AOC, everything that has taken place with her over the past year, everything she says and does, makes perfect sense.

Wait, what? Um, isn’t that, like, collusion or something? – A super PAC set up to fund the campaign of Jeb! Bush in 2016 just got hit by the Federal Elections Commission with a massive fine for accepting $1.3 million in illegal contributions from Chinese-owned corporation American Pacific International Capital.

Very predictably, this illegal activity on the part of the Bush Campaign did not rise to headline news in your fake news media, and no Democrat in congress has called for the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate this apparent collusion with China. Funny how that all works.

I wonder how many dead elderly Americans Newsweek polled in order to reach this conclusion? – This is a real, actual headline on a story at the ongoing disastrous failure that is Newsweek:

ELDERLY AMERICANS ARE DYING WITHOUT GETTING TO READ MUELLER’S REPORT – AND THEY’RE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT

I swear I do not make this stuff up. I mean, really, who could?

Who is this Brie Larsen, and why did her parents name her for a type of cheese? – Pat Sajak bemoans the way today’s social justice warriors have taken the fun out of literally everything:

Spoiled Billionaire Used To Getting His Way Lashes Out! – Fake environmentalist Tom Steyer – who made most of his fortune through coal investments – isn’t taking Nancy Pelosi’s new impeachment talking points well, and is too dumb to understand she’s lying.

Steyer, who has already invested tens of millions of dollars in goofy, pro-impeachment ad campaigns and plans to throw millions more down that particular rat hole, had this to say in response to Pelosi’s new fake position on the matter:

“Speaker Pelosi thinks ‘he’s just not worth it?’ Well, is defending our legal system ‘worth it?’ Is holding the President accountable for his crimes and cover-ups ‘worth it?’ Is doing what’s right ‘worth it?’ Or shall America just stop fighting for our principles and do what’s politically convenient?”

This guy is so. damn. naive. He actually thinks Democrats care about quaint notions like “principles.” Laughable.

When anti-gun activists suddenly realize the error of their ways… – The Daily Caller reports that a Connecticut anti-gun activist was kicked out of a hearing on the gun control issue when she was caught sending texts in which she threatened to … wait for it … SHOOT a Republican politician and other opponents of gun control.

I swear, you really cannot make this stuff up.

 

That is all.

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Politics, 2019: Tumultuous, Clownish, and Massively Entertaining

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

A look ahead to 2019. – Everybody does retrospectives this time of year.  I hate retrospectives – I’ve always preferred to look ahead. It’s just my nature – I have no idea why. So, let’s spend this time looking ahead to some of what we are likely to see in the political realm during 2019.

It’ll be a yuuuuuuge year for confirming judges. – Mitch McConnell may not be on board with President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda – witness his utter inaction over the holidays during the ongoing “government shutdown” – but he does like to confirm judges.  And he’s very, very good at doing it.

Working with just a bare 51-49 majority for the last year, McConnell’s focus on the judicial confirmation process has helped to ensure that President Trump has already had a major impact on the nation’s federal judiciary, and that impact will only expand in 2019. In fact, outgoing Arizona Senator Jeff Flake’s obstructionism has already created a large backlog of nominations, so we can expect the Senate to get off to a flying start in this regard early in the year.

We should also expect President Trump to have the opportunity to replace at least one, and possibly two more Supreme Court justices during 2019, much to the chagrin of snowflakes, social justice warriors and all other manner of leftwing lunatics. That will make for all sorts of fun.

The Mueller Witch Hunt will finally wrap up. – Because of course it will, and before March is over. That’s been the plan all along, as this fake investigation has always been about one thing and one thing only: Providing the new Democrat House majority with a roadmap for impeachment.  You can’t have impeachment without the roadmap, and you don’t get the roadmap until Mueller ends his brutalization of the Constitution and issues a final report.

There will be an impeachment. – Because again, that’s been the plan all along, from the day after Election Day, 2016. That’s what the whole made-up “Russia Collusion” fantasy play has all been about, it’s what the failed efforts by James Comey, Rod Rosenstein and Sally Yates to dummy up an “obstruction of justice” case was all about, it’s what all the machinations by the cabal within the DOJ and FBI have been all about.

The Mueller Report will fail to identify any “high crimes” committed by the President, but that won’t matter to San Fran Nan and her House majority.  They obtained that majority based on their implicit promises to impeach Donald Trump, and that is what they will do in order to satisfy their lunatic voter base.

They will never be able to attain the 67 votes needed in the Senate to remove President Trump from office, but they are so demented that they really believe they can hound Mr. Trump from office as a previous generation of Democrats and milquetoast Republicans combined to do to Richard Nixon. Boy, are they in for a big surprise in that regard.

The trade war with China will end. – And it will end pretty soon, probably by the end of the first quarter of the year, because China’s economy is bearing the brunt of the impacts. Just as with the revision and replacement of NAFTA, the new terms of trade will be much more favorable to the United States, although our fake news media will lie endlessly about that.

The U.S. economy will chug right along. – Despite all the recent turbulence in the stock markets, the U.S. economy remains in good shape, and the changes in the corporate tax structure signed into law by President Trump at the end of 2017 will keep massive new capital investments – and jobs – flowing into our country from overseas. The end of the trade war with China and the inevitable gridlock in congress that will result from split control of the House and Senate will settle the markets down and keep the economy growing at a healthy rate.

The Democrat presidential field will produce an embarrassment of …well, embarrassments. – By June, there will be at least 15 Democrat candidates formally running for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. The field will include:

  • Creepy Uncle Joe
  • Commie Bernie Sanders
  • Fauxcahontas (and you all know who that refers to)
  • The guy best known for losing to Ted Cruz
  • Willie Brown’s paramour
  • Spartacus
  • Bill Clinton’s former bag man
  • The feckless son of Mario Cuomo
  • A couple of billionaires who nobody really likes
  • The mayor of a sanctuary city whose downtown area is fast becoming one big shanty town
  • and probably Hillary Clinton, too.

Holy cow.  And that’s just for starters.

CNN will keep faking the news. – Because that’s all CNN knows how to do anymore. And let’s be honest, they have plenty of company over at MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post and every other national media outlet. CNN’s just basically our favorite poster child for Fake News.

President Trump will keep tweeting. – And thank goodness for that. I love it, just for the entertainment value, and because it enrages so many #NeverTrump nitwits.

Through it all, America will endure. – Because that’s what America does.

 

God bless America, and God bless you all.  Happy New Year!

 

That is all.

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Donald Trump Just Keeps on Winning for America

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Ok, well, he IS the Boss. – Bruce Springsteen says he doesn’t “see anyone out there at the moment… the man who can beat Trump, or the woman who can beat Trump.” For some reason, the UK Daily Mail thought it was important for us all to know that, so there you go.

Tired of all this Winning yet? – President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed during the G-20 Summit over the weekend to a 90-day pause in the ongoing trade war between the two nations. While leftists in and out of our fake news media are poo-pooing the deal as just a return to the status quo prior to President Trump’s implementation of new tariffs, that is not the case at all.

The U.S. side of the deal apparently consists of agreeing to not increase U.S. tariffs on hundreds of billions of Chinese goods for the 90-day period, as Trump had threatened to do on January 1. In return, China agrees to rescind its tariffs on imports of U.S. automobiles, roll back its 40% tariff rates on most U.S. goods to lower levels, agreed to purchase an as-yet unspecified amount of U.S. goods to reduce the trade deficit, and – perhaps most importantly – to “stiffen penalties on sales of the powerful opioid fentanyl into the U.S., a step the White House press secretary described as ‘a wonderful humanitarian gesture.'”

Leftists might not like it, but the markets obviously do: Dow futures are up bigly as I write this Update this morning.  #WINNING.

Speaking of winning… – City officials in Tijuana, Mexico acted to move the estimated 6,000 “migrants” out of the sports facility they had occupied for the last few weeks due to the horrid unsanitary conditions they had created there. In a move that will make it harder for the activists among the crowd to mount further assaults on the border crossings there, city officials moved the “migrants” to an abandoned concert venue more than 10 miles further away from the border.

Griff Jenkins at Fox News – and basically no one else in our fake news media – reported last Friday that fully 1/3rd of the “migrants” were being treated for health issues, including head lice, “tuberculosis, four cases of HIV/AIDS and four separate cases of chickenpox,” according to local health authorities. With the unsanitary conditions growing worse by the day, Mexican officials also feared an outbreak of Hepatitis could take place unless the crowd was moved.

In another related turn of events, newly-inaugurated Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), in one of his first acts in office, “signed an agreement with his counterparts from three Central American countries to establish a development plan to stem the flow of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.” This compact was entered into at the urging of the Trump Administration.

Here’s why this is important, even if the human misery among these poor people is hard to watch: The move 10 miles further from the border will no doubt encourage more of them to either return home or accept the generous offer of asylum the Mexican government has been offering them for more than a month now. This “caravan” once numbered more than 10,000, so many already have done so, as Mexican officials confirmed early last week.

The other key factor is that, as it becomes clear that the United States of America is not going to allow these “caravans” to just walk right into our country and sign up for welfare benefits, it will become increasingly difficult for the leftist activists forming and funding them to find people in Honduras and other Central American nations willing to participate. The new willingness of the Mexican government to cooperate with U.S. efforts to halt this tide is a crucial development in all of this.

You will never see anyone at CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post or any of the three dying broadcast networks admit this, but these latest developments demonstrate how extraordinarily effective the Trump Administration’s response to this “migrant caravan” issue has been.

It is such a joy to have a President who just goes to work every day and finds ways to get things done for the American people rather than cowering in fear at the prospect of getting a little bad press. To get to this point on this “caravan” issue, President Trump has had to overcome decades of horrible immigration policy decisions, the cacophony of inaccurate and outright fake reporting coming from the U.S. and international news media, ongoing resistance from some within his own Administration and a seemingly unending series of laughably unconstitutional decisions issued by an array of Obama-appointed federal judges.

Yet still he not only perseveres, but finds ways to prevail. That is #WINNING. Bigly.

 

Paris Burning Watch:

By the way, just so everyone understands, the reason why French Child President Emanuel Macron is raising that nation’s already confiscatory gasoline tax to even higher levels is not, as some have reported, an attempt to improve the government’s budget situation. What it really is is a fool’s effort to meet his country’s emissions reduction goals which France – like every nation on earth other than the United States of America – pledged to meet as a part of the Paris Climate Accords.

France’s emissions have actually increased since Macron committed his country to that socialist wealth redistribution scam, which is an embarrassment to him and his government. But hey, he’s not alone – not one single, solitary signatory country to the Paris Accords has met its pledged goals. Indeed, the country that has cut its emissions more than any nation on earth since that deal was signed is…wait for it…The United States of America.

Some of you probably tire of seeing me make this point, but it’s a key point to make:  This is just one more reason to be thrilled that Donald J. Trump won the 2016 presidential contest.  Because had the Pantsuit Princess prevailed that historic day, the streets of New York and Los Angeles would probably be burning along with those in Paris.

That is all.

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Vote Republican. It’s Your Civic Duty.

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Hey!  There’s an election tomorrow!  I will be live-blogging it here starting at 6:00 p.m. Central Time.  Please join me in the comments section for tons of fun as the results either make me look like the smartest guy on the planet or a damn fool.  Could go either way.

Get out and vote for Republicans. – If you haven’t already done so, get your sorry butt out to the polls tomorrow and vote Republican.  Period.  There is nothing to think about here.  Just find that “Straight Republican” button and hit it. Oh, and then wait and watch to make sure that your voting machine then populates the votes properly, because we have had reports of things not working properly (imagine that).

And yes, vote the straight Republican ticket, regardless of where you live.  I’m in Texas, as most of you know by now, and this is the easiest decision we’ve ever had.  I’m a ticket-splitter from way back, but way back was when there were still decent people running for office as Democrats.  No more.

Anyone who buys into today’s Democrat agenda, which includes stuff like Antifa, assaulting Trump supporters in public places, rampant voter fraud, single-payer healthcare, raising your taxes and open borders, is not a decent person.  Sorry, they just aren’t.  They might be good fathers, loving mothers and otherwise good citizens, but if they support the Democrat agenda, they can no longer be described as decent human beings. That’s what 25 years of running the party on the principles of Saul Alinsky has done for them.

If you have a problem with any Republican candidate, just remember that his or her opponent is a Democrat, and your problem becomes no problem at all. Democrats are not allowed anymore to be independent operators. A guy like Irish Bob O’Rourke is promising to go to Washington and buck the system, becoming an “independent voice” for Texans.

The truth is that Irish Bob would become the de facto third senator from New York as Chuck Schumer leads him around by the nose, telling him not only how to vote on every issue, but also which approved talking points to recite during his appearances on CNN and MSNBC. Hell, if you’re Joe Manchin, Schumer even dictates which lines at the State of the Union speech you can stand and applaud.  Manchin’s a three-term incumbent – you think a rookie from Texas is going to be treated any better?

The same goes for Colin Allred, the guy running against GOP incumbent congressman Pete Sessions.  Allred is a very good-looking and articulate guy, promising to go to Washington and challenge San Fran Nan at every turn on behalf of Texans. The truth is that San Fran Nan would have him wrapped around her crooked little finger about 5 minutes after he lands at Reagan National Airport.  Because Democrats march in lockstep on every issue. Period.

So, if you’re thinking about voting for O’Rourke or Allred, think again.  They’re Democrats.  If you’re thinking of voting for the Democrat (whomever it is) running against George P. Bush for Texas Land Commissioner because you don’t like Bush’s plan to turn the Alamo and surrounding grounds into a glorified amusement park, well, join the crowd.  But do you think the Democrat has a better idea?  Seriously?  What would that be – to turn it over to the federal Department of the Interior for safe keeping?

C’mon, man.  Be serious.

In the past two years, America has embarked on an almost unprecedented period of relative peace in the world and economic growth. The Trump Administration has reasserted American authority at the United Nations, NATO and all the various G-7, G-20 and whatever other G-something or other summits there are these days. The horrendous turmoil in the Middle East that resulted from the Obama-sanctioned “Arab Spring” has been greatly calmed and ISIS has been largely destroyed.

The Crazy Little Fat Guy over in North Korea hasn’t fired a missile in hostility in many months, and his main interactions with the U.S. these days involve requesting more meetings with the Secretary of State and other U.S. representatives to get approval for his next step toward decommissioning his country’s nuclear capabilities.

Russia, which invaded Crimea, Syria and the Ukraine during the Obama years, hasn’t invaded anyone since January 20, 2017.  This is not a coincidence.  China has been helpful with the Trump approach to North Korea, and now appears ready to make a real trade deal after five months of escalating “trade war” with the United States has begun to damage its economy.

So, after you’ve had a couple of cups of coffee and showered tomorrow morning (yes, please shower for everyone’s sake), go vote.  For Republicans.  Straight ticket.  It’s not just the right idea, it’s your duty if you love this country.  It’s the easiest decision you’ve ever had.

And now, for some final predictions:

The Republicans will gain a net 4 senate seats, defeating McCaskill in Missouri, Heitcamp in North Dakota, and some combination of Tester in Montana, Manchin in West Virginia, Nelson in Florida and Donnelly in Indiana.  They will lose some combination of Heller in Nevada or McSally in Arizona.  The net of all of that will be a 4-seat gain and an overall 55-seat majority for the next two years.

In the House, the Republicans hold onto their advantage, losing a net 15 seats.

That’s where I’ve been since January, and I see no reason to change now.

In some specific high-profile races:

Irish Bob “Beto” O’Rourke’s $80 million campaign will buy him 45% of the vote in his race against Ted Cruz.  Four years ago, $30 million got Wendy Davis 39% of the vote.  So, if the Democrats can throw about $125 million behind some chosen golden child in 2022, they might actually win a race in Texas.

But this year, Republicans will win every statewide election in Texas, as they have done in every statewide election cycle since 1994.

Republican Brian Kemp will win 52% of the vote in the Georgia governor’s race, just enough to avoid a runoff there.

In Florida, the early voting is tilting very nicely for the Republicans, who always have a significant voting edge on Election Day.  Based on that, I think Ron DeSantis will eke out a very narrow win in the governor’s race over Democrat/socialist Andrew Gillum there.

Again, I’m either going to look like a genius or a damn fool come Wednesday morning, but we’ll have fun tomorrow night regardless.
That is all.

 

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Donald Trump is Changing Everything

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

I wonder what else President Donald Trump will never do?  –

“He won’t last a week.”

“He won’t stay in this race past the first debate.”

“He never survive those comments about John McCain.”

“That first debate was the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”

“He’ll never be able to compete with Jeb!”

“He’ll be out of the race before the Iowa Caucuses.”

“No way he wins the New Hampshire Primary.”

“South Carolina will be the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.”

“No way he beats Ted Cruz in Indiana.”

“No way he survives the Billy Bush tape.”

“He’ll never win Florida.”

“Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania are blue states.”

“He’ll resign the office by April.”

“He’ll quit before the end of 2017.”

“He can’t just let the oil industry drill our way to energy security.”

“He’ll never pull out of the Paris Accords.”

“No way he’ll ever get those tax cuts done.”

“He’ll never pull out of the Iran deal.”

“He can’t wave a magic wand and bring all those manufacturing jobs back.”

“He’ll never achieve 3% GDP growth.”

“He’ll never make a deal with Kim Jong un.”

This morning, it continues:

“The U.S. and North Korea are still miles apart.”

“North Korea has already won a lot.”  (Huh???)

And on and on and on it will continue, because the fake news media and the Democrats have nothing else – this is all they’ve got.

You want to know who else hates Donald Trump with a renewed passion this morning?  The Washington, D.C. professional foreign policy class.  Why?  Because the President just demonstrated that they are clueless, irrelevant and often counterproductive to our nation’s security.

This class of leeches on the American taxpayer has bumbled, stumbled and fumbled around with the North Korea problem for 64 years, and every effort they’ve made and every diplomatic shibboleth to which they have clung has only made the situation worse.  Here comes Donald Trump, this “know-nothing” who doesn’t even speak the passive/aggressive, get-nothing-done, move-at-a-snail’s-pace language of “diplomacy” and rejects every myth these people have constructed around the issue since 1954, and he has an agreement to completely de-nuclearize the Korean Peninsula to send to the Senate for ratification?

Why has this happened?  First, because this President, over the course of 14 months, threatened the little Dictator into the realization that his situation was hopeless and that he had a choice of entering into some agreement or end up engaged in a military conflict he had no hope of winning.  Second, because the American President allowed him to take the right way out of his mess while saving face.  That’s what meeting with Kim face to face – an act no previous president would have even considered on the feverish advice of this foreign policy class of morons – was all about.

The third reason is that this President has also been negotiating this deal with China behind the scenes for more than a year now.  The subject of China’s client state has been made a part of every conversation between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping and every negotiation between the two nations on trade and other matters.  By strategically making China an integral part of this process, President Trump has also allowed Xi to save face, which is crucially important.

So here we have arrived at an historic turning point in global history, a turning point that holds the promise of making every nation on the face of the earth more secure, and it has happened not because of the efforts and advice of the professional foreign policy class, but in spite of it.  Oh, yeah – they hate Trump, they hate him with a passion this morning.

One raving idiot early this morning actually claimed America is “getting nothing” out of this deal.  My goodness.  Here is what America has already gotten:

  • The return of three political prisoners, unharmed, to their families;
  • The destruction of Kim’s main nuclear testing facility, which took place a month ago and the fake news media wants you to forget happened;

Here is what America stands to gain:

  • The destruction of Kim’s remaining nuclear capability, which Trump expects to happen “quickly”;
  • The reduction of nuclear tensions across the globe;
  • The stand-down of U.S. armed forces in South Korea after 64 long years;
  • The return of the remains of thousands of U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean conflict to their families;
  • The saving of tens of billions of dollars every year thanks to being relieved of the burden of having to defend South Korea, Japan, Guam, Hawaii and the U.S. mainland from the machinations of a seemingly mad, nuclear-armed dictator.
  • An ultimate end to the uninterrupted risking of thousands of American military lives in a foreign land halfway around the world.

Yeah, that’s a big bag of nothing right there.  Where do they find these clowns?

So, add the professional foreign policy class to all the other classes of DC Swamp creatures who already hated this President:  The professional campaign class, the professional influence class, the campaign advertising and messaging class, the fake news media class, and all the other classes of DC hangers-on that he has shown to be irrelevant since he announced his campaign in mid-2015.

This is history being made on a grand scale, and it’s all taking place so rapidly that we often hardly have the chance to pause and take it all in.  Donald Trump receives and deserves the credit for it, but it’s important to also give credit to the American voter, without whose judgment Mr. Trump would have never assumed office.

The American people took a huge risk on a very unconventional candidate in November 2016, and they are being richly rewarded for having done so.

Just another day of Donald Trump is changing everything America.

That is all.

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As Trump Negotiates, Democrats Self-Immolate

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

You thought Wendy Davis was a disaster for Democrats in 2014?  Lupe Valdez says “hold my beer.” – Texas Democrat gubernatorial nominee Lupe Valdez is making the closing of property tax “loopholes” one of her campaign’s major areas of focus.  Yesterday, the Dallas Morning News reported that Ms. Valdez – a former Dallas County Sheriff – owes more than $12,000 in delinquent property taxes.  Democrats:  If they didn’t exist, nobody in their right mind would want to make them up.

But..but…but…who are we gonna get to play the president in our next disaster movie? – Actor Morgan Freeman got his #MeToo moment yesterday, as no fewer than 8 women came forward to accuse him of all sorts of detestable harassment behavior.  This creates a severe casting problem for Hollywood’s producers, since it seems as if Mr. Freeman has appeared in about 50% of all movies filmed since about 1996.

Meanwhile, the scumbag di tutti scumbags, big Hollywood muckety-muck and good friend of Hillary and Oprah Harvey Weinstein, will apparently surrender himself to New York City police today on felony sexual assault charges.  We can expect a whole lot more surrendering himself on sexual assault charges to be in Mr. Weinstein’s future, as active investigations into his behavior are ongoing in at least three U.S. states and two other countries.  He was a very busy man.

In case you missed it, the Twitter meme wizards have provided this campaign tool to every Republican candidate running for office in this year’s mid-term elections:

San Fran Nan – the gift who just keeps on giving – to Republicans.

Democrats really should learn how to read, Part 9,587. – On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump issued a letter to the Crazy Little Fat Guy in North Korea seemingly cancelling the scheduled June 12 summit meeting between the two men in Singapore.  Citing the intemperate tone of recent official comments coming out of North Korea over the past week, Mr. Trump also expressed his willingness to resume negotiations over the de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula whenever the Norks calmed their crazy selves down.

Democrats all over the country – none of whom have bothered to read “The Art of the Deal” or make any other real effort to understand the way the President operates in high-stakes negotiations – spent most of the day literally celebrating what they believed was a big “win” for Kim Jong Un (because liberals will always side with the world’s despots over the United States whenever a Republican happens to be in the White House).  Had any of these people ever taken the time to try to understand Mr. Trump, they’d have known that the letter, and the brief speech he made later in the day on the subject, are classic examples of negotiating tactics that he has used many times in the past.

At about 4:20 CT yesterday afternoon, I decided to try to be helpful to all the Democrats out there on my Twitter account:

Less than an hour after that tweet was posted, the Norks responded with an official statement calling the President’s cancellation of the Singapore meeting “extremely regrettable,” and offering to meet with Mr. Trump “any time and in any form.”  The Kim government also issued a video that purports to depict the destruction of the country’s main nuclear weapons testing site.

In “The Art of the Deal”, one of the negotiating tactics Trump emphasizes is that you have to be willing to just get up and walk away from a bad deal.  This was the major failure of Barack Obama and John Kerry in their laughable negotiations over the deal with Iran – they were so desperate to get a deal, any old deal at all that would in their minds enhance Obama’s pathetic “legacy”, that they were never willing to just walk away.  So they ended up with one of the most horrific “deals” in world history, a “deal” that ended up requiring them to load $400 million in cash on a plane and fly it over to Tehran to give to the Mullahs.

Donald Trump isn’t going to do that.  He’s not going to sacrifice America’s national security and national treasure for reasons of personal vanity as Obama did.

We have to remember here that Trump is engaged in a highly complex negotiation involving not just two countries, but four:  the United States, North Korea, South Korea and China, which is North Korea’s main benefactor, and thus exerts tremendous influence on Kim’s behavior.  Despite what it says, Trump’s letter was not about recent intemperate statements coming from Kim and his official spokesmen.  The President is obviously dissatisfied with some aspect of what is being offered by either North Korea or China, and is not willing to put his name on an agreement until that matter is resolved favorably to the U.S.

We also need to realize that the President’s dissatisfaction may not even be about some issue directly related to North Korea – he could be trying to gain concessions out of China’s President Xi in ongoing tariff negotiations or some other China-related matter.  We don’t know right now, and the truth is that we may never know.

What we do know is that yesterday’s upheaval has not ended U.S./North Korea negotiations.  We also know Democrats very predictably jumped the gun because they still, 17 months after the 2016 election, have no understanding of how the current President of the United States operates, or for that matter, why he was elected to begin with.

Yesterday was just part of the art of the deal.  The deal may – or may not – ended up being delayed, but the rapid response by the Crazy Little Fat Guy proves that it isn’t dead, as every Democrat in America had obviously hoped.

[ADDENDUM]

About 30 minutes after I posted this piece, President Trump issued the following tweet:

I rest my case.

Just another day in the Art of the Deal America.

That is all.

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