Saturday Posts . . .


Thinking about candidates . . .

Since I’ve only refused to support any announced candidate only once in over 30 years of voting, I really don’t want to sit out another election.  Not yet, anyhow.  So, I’m looking around to see who’s running, and what they represent.  Keeping that in mind, a friend sent me an email about Donald Trump’s candidacy.  I’m putting the text below, with the caveat that I’m not endorsing or supporting him (or anyone else) at this time.  Scott Walker is also of interest, but we have a ways to go yet.


Interesting Perspective about Donald Trump’s running for president!  Nothing more to say just read it! Then! Think for your self!  
     This is not an endorsement of the Donald.    Explains one view as to why he is shaking things up. 
Here’s why Obama and Hillary must stop Donald Trump at all costs.
Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Some people are getting very nervous: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few. And I know why. 
I wrote a book titled “The Murder of the Middle Class” about the unholy conspiracy between big government, big business and big media. They all benefit by the billions of dollars from this partnership, and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another. It’s one for all and all for one. 
It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich — everyone except the American people. We get ripped off. We’re the patsies. 
But for once, the powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared. I’ve never seen them this outraged, this vicious, this motivated or this coordinated. Never in all my years in politics have I seen anything like the way the mad dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump. 
When white supremacist David Dukes ran for governor of Louisiana, even he wasn’t treated with this kind of outrage, vitriol and disrespect. When a known fraud, scam artist and tax cheat like Al Sharpton ran for president, I never saw anything remotely close to this. The over-the-top reaction to Trump by politicians of both parties, the media and the biggest corporations of America has been so swift and insanely angry that it suggests they are all threatened and frightened like never before. 
Why? Duke was never going to win. Sharpton was never going to win. Ron Paul was never going to win. Ross Perot was never going to win as a third-party candidate. Those candidates either didn’t have or couldn’t spare the billion dollars it takes to win the presidency. But Donald Trump can self-fund that amount tomorrow and still have another billion left over to pour into the last two-week stretch run before Election Day. 
No matter how much they say to the contrary, the media, business and political elite understand that Trump is no joke. He could actually win and upset their nice cozy apple cart. 
It’s no coincidence that everyone has gotten together to destroy The Donald. No, this is a coordinated conspiracy led by President Barack Obama himself. Obama himself is making the phone calls and giving the orders; he’s the ultimate intimidator who plays by the rules of Chicago thug politics. 
Why is this so important to Obama? It’s because most of the other politicians are part of the “old boys club.” They talk big, but in the end they won’t change a thing. Why? They are all beholden to big-money donors. They are all owned by lobbyists, unions, lawyers, gigantic environmental organizations and multinational corporations like Big Pharma or Big Oil. Or they are owned lock, stock and barrel by foreigners like George Soros owns Obama or foreign governments own Hillary with their Clinton Foundation donations. 
These run-of-the-mill establishment politicians are all puppets owned by big money. But there’s one man — and only one man — who isn’t beholden to anyone. There’s one man who doesn’t need foreigners, or foreign governments, or George Soros, or the United Auto Workers, or the teachers union, or the Service Employees International Union, or the bar association to fund his campaign. 
Billionaire tycoon and maverick Donald Trump doesn’t need anyone’s help. 
That means he doesn’t care what the media says. He doesn’t care what the corporate elites think. That makes him very dangerous to the entrenched interests. That makes Trump a huge threat. Trump can ruin everything for the bribed politicians and their spoiled slave masters. 
Don’t you ever wonder why the GOP has never tried to impeach Obama? Don’t you wonder why John Boehner and Mitch McConnell talk a big game, but never actually try to stop Obama? Don’t you wonder why Congress holds the purse strings, yet has never tried to defund Obamacare or Obama’s clearly illegal executive action on amnesty for illegal aliens? Bizarre, right? It defies logic, right? 
Well, first, I’d guess many key Republicans are being bribed. Secondly, I believe many key Republicans are being blackmailed. Whether they are having affairs, or secretly gay, or stealing taxpayer money, the National Security Agency knows everything. 
Ask former House Speaker Dennis Hastert about that. The government even knew he was withdrawing large sums of his own money from his own bank account. Trust me: The NSA, the SEC, the IRS and all the other three-letter government agencies are watching every Republican political leader. They know everything. 
Thirdly, many Republicans are petrified of being called “racists.” So they are scared to ever criticize Obama or call out his crimes, let alone demand his impeachment. 
Fourth, why rock the boat? After defeat or retirement, if you’re a “good boy,” you’ve got a $5 million-per-year lobbying job waiting. 
The big-money interests have the system gamed. Win or lose, they win. 
But Trump doesn’t play by any of these rules. Trump breaks up this nice, cozy relationship between big government, big media and big business. All the rules are out the window if Trump wins the presidency. The other politicians will protect Obama and his aides — but not Trump. 
Remember: Trump is the guy who publicly questioned Obama’s birth certificate. He questioned Obama’s college records and how a mediocre student got into an Ivy League university. 
Now, he’s doing something no Republican has the chutzpah to do. He’s questioning our relationship with Mexico; questioning why the border is wide open; questioning why no wall has been built across the border; questioning if allowing millions of illegal aliens into America is in our best interests; questioning why so many illegal aliens commit violent crimes yet are not deported; and questioning why our trade dealswith Mexico, Russia and China are so bad. 
Trump has the audacity to ask out loud why American workers always get the short end of the stick. Good question. 
I’m certain Trump will question what happened to the almost billion dollars given in a rigged no-bid contract to college friends of Michelle Obama at foreign companies to build the defective Obamacare website. 
By the way, that tab is now up to $5 billion. 
Trump will ask if Obamacare’s architects can be charged with fraud for selling it by lying. He will ask if Obama himself committed fraud when he said, “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it.” 
Trump will investigate Obama’s widespread IRS conspiracy, not to mention Obama’s college records. 
Trump will prosecute Clinton and Obama for fraud committed to cover up Benghazi before the election. 
How about the fraud committed by employees of the Labor Department when they made up dramatic job numbers in the last jobs report before the 2012 election? 
Obama, the multinational corporations and the media need to stop this. They recognize this could get out of control. If left unchecked telling the raw truth and asking questions everyone else is afraid to ask, Trump could wake a sleeping giant. 
Trump’s election would be a nightmare. Obama has committed many crimes. No one else but Trump would dare to prosecute. He will not hesitate. Once Trump gets in and gets a look at “the cooked books” and Obama’s records, the game is over. The gig is up. The goose is cooked. 
Holder could wind up in prison. Jarrett could wind up in prison. Obama bundler Corzine could wind up in prison for losing $1.5 billion of customer money. 
Clinton could wind up in jail for deleting 32,000 emails, or for accepting bribes from foreign governments while secretary of state, or for “misplacing” $6 billion as the head of the State Department, or for lying about Benghazi. 
The entire upper level management of the IRS could wind up in prison. Obamacare will be defunded and dismantled. The Obama crime family will be prosecuted for crimes against the American people. And Obama himself could wind up ruined, his legacy in tatters. 
Trump will investigate. Trump will prosecute. Trump will go after everyone involved — just for fun. That will all happen on Trump’s first day in the White House. 
Who knows what Trump will do on Day 2? 
That’s why the dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America. 

Election aftermath . . .

Well, Election 2014 is over.  As most pundits and pollsters predicted, the GOP swept to huge victories in most contests.

So, I think it is time to start thinking about the “why” factor, and what this will mean going into the start of the 2016 campaigns (which, amazingly seem to have started Wednesday morning).

The first thing I think we need to do, as a nation, is insist that the press stop focusing on the next election before the primaries have started.  We need time to decompress.  Medical doctors tell us that stress is a component in nearly every preventable illness in the USA, and keeping us so focused on campaigns and front-runners and what-comes-next does not decrease that stress.  Just look at the before-and-after pics of the major candidates of the last 4 presidential elections.  Forget the stress of being president – the campaign will kill you.  And non-stop campaigns run by the press are killing all of us.

The second thing to look at is issues.  Yes, the GOP came out way ahead, but why?  I think it was because of two issues that POTUS Obama just wouldn’t let go of, despite the fact that every time he opened his mouth about either of them, he lost a percentage point in the opinion polls.  Those two issues?  Gun Control and Amnesty.  The fact that every candidate who won was running against the president on those two issues indicates that if Obama tries to move forward with plans to use Executive Orders to bypass congress on either issue during the lame-duck session, he’s going to totally sink the Democratic Party in the 2016 election.  Jesus Christ himself couldn’t get elected as a Democrat in 2016 if Obama does what he’s said he will do.  There won’t be anything left for Democrats to rally around, and the GOP will be fighting mad.

Well, those are my initial thoughts.  I still think the best thing we could do for the future of the country would be to amend the voting laws so that any election that does not see at least a 65% participation of the eligible voters is invalid.  There is one reason for this.  Over the last 50 years, the elected representatives have been getting elected by smaller and smaller shares of the electorate, and most of the campaigns are focused on what is wrong with the other guy.  Let’s make not voting actually mean something – that you refuse to support a bad choice, or a candidate who won’t tell you where s/he stands on critical issues.  Let’s force the parties to step up their game, and put higher quality candidates on the ballot, and then use the ballots to hold the candidates accountable for their voting records.  Let’s put “We The People” back in control of the government.

Let me close with a quote:

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.

“For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

“A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” — Cicero 106-46 B.C.E.