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Thursday, January 18, 2018

It's getting interesting!



Friends, Democrats and Republicans are in the midst of a colossal game of chicken in Washington, D.C.  Both sides say they're potentially willing to shut down the government, if they don't get their way re: spending priorities, DACA, the Wall, etc.  In fact, neither side is sure it wants to take that risk.  Republicans are particularly exposed: they know that the media will surely blame THEM (and Trump, most of all) if a shutdown occurs.  My two cents: fortune favors the brave, and we can't let Democrats push us around forever.  Nor can we we pass endless continuing resolutions, putting off all the tough decisions for another day.  What do you think?  Should we shut down the government, and force Democrats into line?  I'd love to hear your views...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/18/washingtons-dare-game.html

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Rural America and Trump: A Winning Combination



Friends, Donald Trump couldn't have won the Presidency without the enthusiastic support of rural Americans.  Likewise, rural America needs and relies on President Trump to make economic and social progress in the years ahead.  Check out my latest article, which appears in the Daily Caller.  I argue that the alliance between Trump and rural residents is already bearing fruit.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/14/rural-america-is-winning-with-trump/

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The "Prince of Darkness" Targets Your Pension



Hold on to your hats, New York retirees, because you're about to be flabbergasted by the political games New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to play with your pensions.  Liberals love "divestment," and the latest craze is the divestment of state pension funds from any company involved in the production of fossil fuels.  Of course, if one follows this logic all the way, and we eliminate all investments in state pension funds that could potentially offend leftists, well, all we may be left with is stock in minority-owned bakers who specialize in gay weddings...  Read on, and find out exactly what Cuomo has in mind.  Remember, this guy is angling to be your next President, so the stakes couldn't be higher!

https://townhall.com/columnists/nicholaswaddy/2018/01/10/your-pension-isnt-safe-from-ny-governor-andrew-cuomo-n2432091

Monday, January 8, 2018

Tom Steyer Alert



Friends, as I've said before, it's important to keep track of the activities of men like Tom Steyer, the California billionaire who is funding impeachment ads against President Trump.  Perhaps in recognition that the effort to impeach Trump is flailing, Steyer is now devoting vast resources to the 2018 mid-term elections, with a goal of taking control of the House of Representatives for Democrats.  (This could, of course, be a tactical move, since only the House can impeach anyone, and Democratic control of the chamber would vastly increase the chances that a Trump impeachment vote would happen.)  All of this underscores how vital an election the mid-term contest will be.  We can, I feel sure, keep the House AND expand our majority in the Senate, but we need to keep our eyes on the ball...  Read on to learn more about Steyer's strategy for the mid-term, and his decision not to run for office himself, for now:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/01/08/tom-steyer-will-plow-30-million-into-midterms-but-wont-run-for-office-in-2018/?utm_term=.4a5304c91ace

Sunday, January 7, 2018

End the Plague of "Sanctuary Cities"



Hi, friends.  Those of you who have been following this blog for the duration may know that eons ago I published an article about how to defeat so-called sanctuary cities, which refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to deport criminal illegal aliens.  The gist of the piece is this: threatening federal funding of such cities is not enough.  The law specifies that those who harbor illegal aliens can be punished with jail time, and if you ask me a lot of Democratic politicians fit the bill!  Here is the article:

http://www.thelcn.com/lcn03/restoring-the-rule-of-law-a-plan-for-treating-defiant-sanctuary-cities-20170203

I was pleased to see that recently the Acting Director of ICE echoed my sentiments:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/acting-ice-director-wants-politicians-in-sanctuary-cities-charged-with-crimes/

Frankly, I think such a move would be in the interests of the Democratic Party, which is in serious danger of creating the impression that it prioritizes criminals' rights over the rights of law-abiding citizens.  Let's end this sanctuary city nonsense once and for all, shall we?

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Fortune Favors the...Republican



Friends, if you follow politics as obsessively as I do, you know that control of Virginia's House of Delegates has been hanging in the balance, as various recounts were completed, based on the November 2017 election.  It came down to a race that was recently declared a tie.  A tie, by Virginia law, is resolved by a drawing of lots.  As you'll see below, the Republican candidate, David Yancey, thus won the race!  The curious thing is...I was supremely confident that Republicans would keep control of the House of Delegates, when I learned that this was the method used to break a tie.  Surely luck, a.k.a. Divine Providence, would favor the good guys, no?  My faith was rewarded, and David Yancey won!  You can't argue with results, eh?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/name-drawn-bowl-determine-election-095243085.html