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Stop Blaming Millennials For Gen-Z Irresponsibility

The Evening Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Let’s all try to get our generations straight, mmm-kay? – Everybody, please stop blaming Millennials for crap Gen-Z is doing.

This is the crap I’m talking about right here:

And this:

Those irresponsible people are college students. This week, thousands of them are out partying for Spring Break on the beaches of Florida, which Governor Ron DeSantis – who has to this point been an amazingly competent and effective Governor – refuses to close because it would hurt business. While the rest of the country is focused in on dealing with a major national crisis, he seems intent on doing his best imitation of Mayor Larry Vaughn from the movie “Jaws.”

This guy:

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Governor DeSantis was born in 1978. He is much closer to being a Millennial than current college students. For those who aren’t aware, the Millennial generation consists of people born from the early 1980s through the early 1990s. Current college students were born in the late 1990s through early 2000s. Millennials are not our problem here.

Both of my own children are Millennials. My daughter, a mother of two, is currently working her butt off home schooling her daughters, age 7 and 10, because their schools are closed. My son gets up and goes to work for Amazon every day, working his own butt off to make an honest living.

Millennials in general are the young parents and young professionals of our society today. They’re the PTA members, the little league coaches and more and more, the city council and school board members and first responders who make our society work. Their generation unfortunately has gotten a bad reputation from the tiny minority of them who hang out screaming and wailing on Twitter and Instagram all day long.

I’m a Baby Boomer. My generation also got a bad rap from a minority who did little but take drugs and party all the time, while my wife and I and millions of the rest of us were getting up every morning and going to work our butts off trying to make an honest living and doing our best to raise our kids well.

Every generation gets a bad rap in one form or another, and Millennials have plenty of their own stuff to deal with without being blamed for stupid actions of a bunch of Gen-Z kids who are focused on partying on the beaches of Florida and being enabled by a Governor who is old enough to know better.

So, cut it out, ok?

Thanking you in advance.

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A Millennial Mom’s Manifesto

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

As the father of a pair of great Millennial children myself, I know that, despite all the bad press it gets, this generation is no different from mine or any other previous generation. Millennials are, by and large, good people and patriotic Americans who love this country. But like the Baby Boomers of the ’60s and ’70s, and Generations X and Y of the ’80s and ’90s, the public image painted on Millenials by our pop culture and corrupt news media is dominated by a small but very loud minority, currently personified most obviously by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

This week I received the piece below from a Millennial Mom who I’ve known for years. She and her husband have been friends of ours since shortly after they graduated from college. I’ve looked on as they have raised a wonderful family, advanced in their professional lives, become outstanding members of their community and just generally become great Americans. I’m proud to know them.

This is National Small Business Week, and this Mom created and runs a very successful small business of her own. She wrote this piece in honor of this special week, directing it to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and her radical leftist bag of policies.

I thought it was so well-done that I asked if I could reprint it here, and she agreed. I bet you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

A Millennial Mom’s Manifesto

Dear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,

I’m writing to you to tell you that I respect you, and I disagree with you. I think you are confident, brave, fearless and beautiful. I love your dancing! Can I join in?! I admire your tenacity and bravado. We are both Millennials who love to wear red lipstick. And I think if I knew you, we might be friends.

Here’s where you and I differ: I am a young mother with three sons who has lived a life where you have to rise to the top to succeed. I joined the largest university in the country (and very liberal one at that) as a young, conservative woman who didn’t know exactly where she fit in. Yet, I assumed athletic and academic leadership positions quickly. I found my voice against the grain. I paid off my student loans  rather than hoping the government might forgive them.

When I graduated, I got a big sales job with a Fortune 500 company. I won awards and saved the money I made. I quickly realized that a strong, confrontational woman wasn’t perceived the same as men.

Did I whine and gripe? No! I moved to a more suitable company that respected women and treated them accordingly.

Have I experienced working in a man’s world? YES! But I don’t regret it. I embraced all my strengths in that world. Because even though there are a few weak & disrespectful men, there are many more strong men who respect women and know their value. I respect them, and I love what they stand for.

Now- onto your political ideals and values….

Fast forward a few years-I had three sons in four years. I sacrificed my career for my family so I could raise my boys. My husband started his masters’ degree when my third boy  was born. I’ve supported ALL of my kids & my household- all while teaching Bible studies, mentoring young girls and starting a small business. Three years ago, I bought a food truck and then expanded it to two locations. We live in a small town in Texas (which is larger than Pittsburgh), and we won customer voted awards in our second year.

If your “Green New Deal” or any of your socialist ideals get pushed through, I will close my business. Guess what happened when I opened my business? I started paying HUGE taxes- to the county, to the state, and to the Federal Government. You will lose that. I know you don’t care about my small business. But what about the 16 high school and college kids I employ every year? I’ve given many of them their first jobs and have taught them lessons in work, life and leadership. Sure, if I shut down my business, they can work somewhere else, but this is my impact on the community. I want to show my employees love and hospitality so that it extends to the 15,000 or more customers we have. I want to make money to keep us afloat, but more importantly, I want to have a business that supports its community and the amazing families in it.

Your government style will shut me down in one day- just like Obama’s ideas shut down many industries.

You’ve never run a business or a household. You don’t understand the complex nature of staying afloat in business or family. You don’t understand that a deficit can ruin you. Small business can’t survive in your world.

As far as running a family, you can’t print money. You have to live within your means and if you don’t, you’re in trouble. It’s the same in family budgeting as small business budgeting. You like locally-run businesses? Then don’t put such high demands on us and let our customers deem us worthy or unworthy – not from you in Washington. Your policies will shut down my small business and many others that are bigger and more important than mine. The town, city and state governments will suffer. They will lose the money we pay them to be in business. This is how it really works. You go run a small business and a family and then give me a genuine rebuttal.

There are a couple of things left I’d like to address… I have a large SUV and you want to take that away. It’s the only thing that helps me transport my large family and all my business supplies. I need this car to run my family and my business, but your climate “projections” are more important than my need and my choice?!? That is not what I call freedom. You tell my business to make the “sacrifice” for our climate, but so many others than just mine will suffer and shut down. I care about our planet and I do everything in my power to treat it with respect.

Let’s talk about race. I’m not a racist – not even close. I don’t see race when I see people. I see all people made in God’s image who deserve love, acceptance and respect equally. I hire every race and gender, and it does not matter what color my customers are.

But I do believe racism is real, and we need to call it out whenever it happens. It happens in Republicans and Democrats alike and all need to be confronted. I will aggressively confront it when I see it, and I will fight against injustice. But here’s one thing- don’t judge my blonde, blue eyed boys either. They didn’t choose their race or their gender or their coloring. They are innocent now, and I’m constantly teaching them about equality, respect, and love. But my boys aren’t bad just because they are white and male. They are also made in God’s image. Treat them with respect too.

Also, I love immigrants. On my street, we just had a party for my neighbor from Portugal who finalized his American citizenship. On my street alone, we have neighbors from Venezuela, Mexico, New Zealand, Korea, and even Louisiana! They all did it legally and expect others to do it the lawful, Constitutional way.

Last thing, masculinity is not toxic. Men who abuse women are toxic. And we’ve all experienced them. It’s awful. But us women have power too. We have lots of powers men don’t have and must use them responsibly also.

Toxic feminists are a thing, too. Let’s respect all people and not demonize the other gender. We need each other- in families, in business, in leadership and in life. Let’s celebrate each gender for what they contribute and call out each side when they cross the line to abuse.

I’m thankful for you and all our politicians who are bold enough to go into public life instead of private life. I have decided not to put my kids through the scrutiny that would involve. But I think you have the hutzpah and the power to affect small businesses, women in leadership, children, capitalism, and freedom for the good. I would like you to consider what freedoms you want to take away from this woman- me- a wife, mother, daughter, leader, and business owner to satisfy your social ideals. Consider my position, the small business owner’s position. We need freedom and less government interference. If we fail, it should be because we didn’t do all we could do to succeed instead of an overbearing government who shut us down because we could not bear the rules, regulations and taxes.

Thank you for sacrificing, for serving and for listening.

Always,

A millennial mother, wife and small business owner.

PS: You’re not getting my guns.
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That is all.

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Eric Swalwell Seeks to Put the “POS” in POTUS

The Afternoon Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Some mid-day short takes on the passing scene…

If Eric Swalwell gets elected to the presidency in 2020, he will be living proof that you can’t spell POTUS without the “POS.” – First, he threatened to nuke gun owners on his Twitter feed. Next, he proposed a plan to use Australia and New Zealand as his role model countries for his plans to confiscate your guns.

Now, the farcical college frat party planner from California tells the execrable CNN host Jake Tapper that he would send gun owners to prison should they refuse to comply with his Stalinist gun grab. If your fondest wish is to bring a violent civil war to this country, vote Swalwell in 2020! He’s your man.

By the way, everyone is aware that Swalwell is not in this race because he thinks he has the slightest chance of winning it, right? He is obviously a token, put up to it by Party leaders as a stalking horse to try to gin the public up on the gun control issue. He’s going to be the guy out there promoting all of these radical “solutions” to gun violence so that the other, more viable candidates don’t have to do it themselves.

This way, the Democrat Party and its media co-conspirators keep the gun grabbing issue constantly in the news cycle throughout the nominating process, helping to normalize it in the public consciousness while at the same time allowing the actual leaders in the race to avoid it almost entirely. The hope is to create enough media attention on the subject to allow the eventual Democrat nominee to latch onto the issue on the pretense that Swalwell’s advocacy created some sort of popular groundswell.

If you think the Democrats would never stoop to such an underhanded, dishonest strategy, well, what planet have you been living on for the last 25 years?

Guess who wrote this stuff. – Here are some outtakes from a wonderful opinion piece out there on the interwebnets today. See if you can guess the identity profile of the person who wrote them:

We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty. One. Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful…

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.”…

Never saw American prosperity. Let that sink in. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard … Now, I’m not attributing Miss Ocasio-Cortez’s words to outright dishonesty. I do think she whole-heartedly believes the words she said to be true…

Let me lay down some universal truths really quick. The United States of America has lifted more people out of abject poverty, spread more freedom and democracy, and has created more innovation in technology and medicine than any other nation in human history. Not only that but our citizenry continually breaks world records with charitable donations, the rags to riches story is not only possible in America but not uncommon, we have the strongest purchasing power on earth, and we encompass 25% of the world’s GDP. The list goes on. However, these universal truths don’t matter.

So, what identity profile would you guess most likely fits this writer? My bet is that most readers would guess those words come from an older, white male baby-boomer. Right?

Wrong. those passages and many more wonderfully thoughtful, appreciative and incisive words were written by a young, Millennial-aged woman who wrote them while sitting in a busy “hipster” coffee shop in Nokomis, Florida. Her name is Alyssa Ahlgren, and you all should follow this link to read her entire piece. It’s the best and most encouraging thing you will read today.  Promise.

I swear this is not satire.:

You seriously just cannot make this stuff up.

In case you missed it, we have one more data point that indicates we finally, at long last, have a real Attorney General atop the nation’s Department of Justice now:  A ruling by Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday means certain migrants seeking asylum will not be released on bond but instead will stay in detention.

The NBC report linked above says that the ACLU is already working up a lawsuit to appeal the ruling – they’ll no doubt file it in a district court within the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – but no matter: This ruling is well within Barr’s authority under the law, and any adverse ruling coming out of the 9th Circuit will be reversed by the Supreme Court.

This ruling will have a significant dampening effect on the flood of illegal immigrants coming up through Mexico from Central America to make false claims of asylum, because it closes one of the biggest loopholes in the asylum process. Absent the incentive of knowing they will be released into U.S. society after a brief stay in a border detention facility, those seeking to defraud the U.S. asylum system will be far less willing to make the dangerous 1,000 mile trek to the U.S. border.

This what thinking Americans who wish to preserve our country call winning.

Thanks, Mr. Barr.

That is all.

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Eric Holder Demonstrates Why Decent People Don’t Vote Democrat

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Gosh, wonder why we’ve never heard this on CNN?:  Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who was one of the Republicans who was almost murdered when a lunatic Bernie Sanders disciple shot up a congressional GOP softball practice in 2017, told an interviewer yesterday that the shooter was screaming “this is for healthcare!” as he tried to kill everyone.  Strange how we’ve never seen that part of the story reported by any mainstream television network or in the pages of our nation’s newspapers.  So odd.  Must just be an oversight.

You’re gonna need some bigger boots, Eric. – Former fake attorney general Eric Holder, speaking to an audience of supporters of Democrat Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, jumped on the Democrat civil war-promoting wagon train yesterday.  Taking issue with former first lady Michelle Obama’s famous admonition that “when they go low, we go high,” Holder advised his audience that they need to be meaner and tougher, saying “when they go low, we kick them.”

Holder went on to tell his whooping and hollering audience that “That’s what this new Democratic Party is about. We’re proud as hell to be Democrats.  We’re going to fight for the ideals of the Democratic Party.”

So, to be clear, this “new Democrat Party” is about Antifa terrorists attacking senior citizens on the streets of Portland, wailing social justice warriors clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court building, hiring a lineup of women to participate in an organized smear of a judicial nominee, mobs assaulting Republicans in restaurants and other public places, and on and on.  That’s the “new Democrat Party” Eric Holder is promoting.

Holder, of course, is just trying to keep pace with the Pantsuit Princess, who jumped onto the wagon train on Tuesday, and just joins a constantly-expanding list of Democrat “leaders” like Maxine Waters who are doing everything they can to foment public violence.  None of these “leaders” talk about what they expect the ultimate outcome of their promotion of violence to be, but any thinking person can see that, once a major political party takes this genie out of the bottle, it becomes increasingly hard to put it back in.

So long as no Democrat officeholder in a prominent position is willing to forcefully and unambiguously condemn this promotion of violence, the violence is going to escalate. Don’t kid yourself – they are all fully aware of this fact. Ultimately, as Senator Paul said yesterday, someone is going to get killed by these people. When that happens, all bets are off.

Our other problem is that law enforcement in our major cities – almost all of which are not coincidentally run by Democrats – is not doing its job to contain things.  Antifa mobs have basically been allowed to assault people with impunity as the police stand by and watch in places like Portland, Seattle, Berkeley and Washington, DC.  Even the Capitol Police have become complicit.  At last week’s occupation by a mob of protesters at the Hart Senate Office Building, a couple of them were filmed walking up to Amy Schumer and some famous sexpot model, asking them politely if they would like to be arrested for the cameras, and then gently making them go sit in a corner for an hour or so.

Folks, it is a violation of federal law for that mob to take over a government building like that.  Everyone there should have been handcuffed, loaded into vans and taken to local jails to be booked.  The way they were treated with kid gloves only serves to embolden the behavior.

I sarcastically commented that that made me long for the days of tear gas and rubber bullets.  But if law enforcement doesn’t start treating this stuff more seriously, that’s where we are headed.

And here’s the thing that the Democrat “leaders” encouraging this stuff don’t seem to be considering:  at the end of the day, if you antagonize us “normals” out here in flyover country too much, and start killing people, we’re by and large the ones with all the safes filled with guns and ammo.

The reality is that Antifa is mainly made up of a bunch of soft, white Millennial nerds from upper-middle class families who spend most of their time playing video games in the basement of their grandmother’s home, where they still live.  When they finally start killing people, which is inevitable as long as the Soros money keeps pouring in and the Democrat Party keeps helping organize them, they are going to be pretty much defenseless against the harsh retribution that will come their way unless the police start doing their jobs.

Democrats like Holder and Clinton and Waters and Obama and Tom Perez and Keith Ellison and Cory Booker and the many, many others who are stoking these fires are playing at a very, very dangerous game.  By urging already irrational people to commit increasingly violent and irrational acts, they are fanning the flames for an ultimate conflict that cannot and will not turn out well for their side.

This behavior is shameful and despicable, and it is why no decent person can even think about voting for any Democrat in this coming election.

 

That is all.

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That “Blue Wave” May Be About to Become a “Red Flood”

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Irrelevant.  Americans today need to know what too much #WINNING does to them. – The National Centers for Environmental Information (there’s your all-time politically correct name) issued a report on Monday that says that watching too much bad news can be hazardous to one’s health.  So now you know why all of your Democrat friends are feeling so bad these days.

Where were these guys when Obama and Kerry were surrendering to Iran’s Mullahs? – Senate Democrats, feeling a sudden need to pretend to care about U.S. national security – something that historically only happens when a Republican president is about to achieve a major foreign policy victory for the country – issued their list of “demands” for what President Trump must include in any treaty with North Korea that will need to be ratified in the Senate.

These demands include the following:

  1. The deal must include the dismantlement and removal of all nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons from North Korea.
  2. The U.S. must ensure a “complete and verifiable denuclearization of North Korea,” removing all items related to nuclear-weapons production to prevent the country from reversing course.
  3. North Korea must end its ballistic-missile program as well.
  4. North Korea must comply with “anywhere, anytime” inspections to ensure it is not cheating on the deal, and sanctions must be immediately restored if it does cheat.
  5. The deal must be permanent.

If it strikes you that this list of “demands” reads like the list of goals the Trump Administration has been talking about in advance of the June 12 summit meeting in Singapore, that’s because they basically are one and the same.

Look, the Democrats are beginning to panic about their prospects in November’s mid-term elections.  Bereft of any bright policy ideas of their own which might attract new voters, they are now going about the process of attempting to co-opt conservative positions on issues, starting with the negotiations with North Korea.  This is what Bill Clinton taught them to do in 1996, and it’s what they’ve tried in every election cycle since that time.

Just a couple of months ago they and their fake news media agents were convinced that they were headed towards a grand victory, a “Blue Wave” that would see them win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, maybe the Senate as well, and make sweeping gains in state governorships and legislative houses all over the country.

But what had once been as much as an 18-point lead in congressional generic preference polling has now essentially disappeared as the Trump tax cuts have kicked the economy into high gear and good news for America continues to pour in from around the world.  Americans are becoming optimistic about the future again – one recent “right direction/wrong direction” shows the “right direction” answer coming in at its highest level in many years – and that is never a positive sign for the eternally depressed and negative Democrats, who rely on human misery and suffering to build voter support.

Think about it:  Have you seen a single Democrat politician or liberal talking head on your television talk about what a great thing it is that the Black and Hispanic rates of unemployment are at all-time lows?  No, of course you haven’t.  Democrats don’t want Blacks and Hispanics to have jobs – Democrats want Blacks and Hispanics to be dependent on the government because that’s the best way to ensure they will continue to vote in overwhelming majorities for Democrats.

So, Democrat “leaders” – such as they are – see all this good news taking place, they see Kanye West and other young African American leaders beginning to speak out about this orthodoxy they’ve held in place for half a century, and they have no idea at all what to do about it other than to resort back to the “triangulation” tactic they’ve employed in every election cycle for 22 years.  That’s what this Korea canard is all about, and you’re going to see more of that kind of co-option of GOP positions taking place in the coming weeks.

Because the reality is that, as we sit here today, the overarching national momentum in this election cycle is firmly behind the Republicans now, just as the overarching mood of the public had moved behind Donald Trump’s candidacy at this point in 2016.  That could change between now and November, but it would take some extraordinary paradigm-shifting event to make it happen.

When you see San Fran Nan advocating for additional tax cuts and Chuckie Schumer out in Chicago or Detroit or Baltimore talking about the need to get tough on crime, you’ll know for sure that the once-vaunted “Blue Wave” is about to turn into a “Red Flood.”  This is all very predictable.

About that Bill Clinton interview… – It occurs to me this morning that this NBC interview with Bill Clinton and an extremely uncomfortable James Patterson is a real teaching moment for Millennials.  Because this is the first time in their adult lives that they have seen the real Bill Clinton that we all had to deal with throughout the decade of the ’90s put on display for everyone to see.

There he was in all his sociopathic glory, shifting blame, denying responsibility, angry at being questioned, refusing to apologize and pretending that it is indeed he who is the actual victim here.  Bill’s all about the whole #MeToo movement, only in his mind it’s all about him, not the many women he abused throughout his adult life.  Poor, poor persecuted Bill.  Why, I kept waiting for him to toss out the whole “vast rightwing conspiracy” canard just for fun.

Here’s a hint for all you Millennials who were not really following politics while Bill was chasing 22 year-old interns around the Oval Office:  The most telling line of that entire interview is when he says, when asked about his Monica Lewinsky scandal, “Nobody believes I got out of that for free. I left the White House $16 million in debt.”

See, with the Clintons, it was always all about the money.  Bill and Hillary Clinton are America’s Greatest Grifters.  Everything they did, every office they sought was all about what was in it for them.  Their having debt at the end of Bill’s terms in office – fact-checkers show it wasn’t really even close to the number Billy boy tossed out – was in their minds justification for having Hillary turn her gig as Obama’s Secretary of State into a classic mob influence racket in which she was only too happy to sell U.S. foreign policy decisions to the highest bidders.

The Clintons – both of them – were always just in it for the money.  They were always looking for their next scam.  For Hillary, being elected President was going to be the most glorious scam of all.

Be happy she didn’t make it there.

Just another day in Panicking Democrats America.

That is all.

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