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Putting Whining Democrats in Their Place!….by Rabbi Dov Fischer

Finally: Time for Trump to Put Whining Democrats in Their Place

By Rabbi Dov Fischer  at American Thinker:

“In the synagogue business, the few rabbis who are unfortunate enough to practice at one of the few undesirable congregations with grumbling and carping congregants (probably not at all different from what some similarly unfortunate pastors encounter among those outlier church flocks pocked with sociologically pathological congregants) are told that nothing puts the grumbles to an end like a successful building campaign.  Just get everyone absorbed with raising funds and building something – anything: a wing, an annex, a revamp of the whole building, a re-furnishing of the sanctuary…just get them all busy on a project, building something, doing something.  Keep them busy with something constructive, and they will stop grousing.

We call it the “Edifice Complex.”

No fair observer can doubt that President Trump is a victim of a merciless witch hunt, with no end in sight until he is back hosting The Apprentice.  Remarkably, his approval ratings remain steady around 39 percent, the same number from before “Comey” this and “Flynn” that, before head counts at inaugurations and leaked phone calls to Australian and Mexican heads of government.  All the witch-hunting has solidified his base, and it has moved mild supporters into his camp.  Recently, Ann Coulter titled a weekly column “Every Time I Try to Be Mad at Trump, the Media Pull Me Back.”

Amen.

As the president continued his travels abroad from the respective centers of the world’s three most influential religions to NATO world leaders, the media followed, seeking to portray him as a rube on foreign affairs, much as they have tried to depict him on domestic matters.  We needed not doubt that, by the time he returned, the left-Democrat “Resistance” and their media stooges would be accusing Trump of having sown discord abroad, even as his supporters exhaled with joy that, finally, a strong voice of American pride had traveled overseas to assert American greatness.

The media loved the Obama model for world leadership.  In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, send John Kerry to France with James Taylor singing “You’ve Got a Friend.”  Obama meeting with Russians, asking them to tell “Vladimir” that Obama will cut sucker deals that hurt America after he gets re-elected.  Obama going to England and shocking the British public by continuing to ramble into a microphone while the orchestra deferentially played “God Save the Queen” in Elizabeth’s presence.  Obama going to Communist Cuba and dancing the salsa in front of Castro.  And always, everywhere, apologizing for America and promising to cut America down to size so that we no longer tower over Europe and Asia and Africa and the Middle East.

I prefer a “rube” like Donald Trump, who leads from the front, drops a MOAB explosive on an ISIS hideout and terror base in Afghanistan that had been a mountain earlier in the day, and orders 59 cruise missiles launched into Syria to enforce a red line against poison weapons that he does not even have to warn about.

Now that he has returned home, the president should turn his attention to the Edifice Complex.  His administration needs to get moving on some serious legislation.  He has done great with executive orders and Cabinet and court appointments, but the time now is for some solid legislation, some real building.  He is way behind on filling scores of open federal district judgeships and openings in the federal judicial appellate circuits.  If he would only get those seats filled with the kind of judges he wants, he and the Republicans actually would start winning more federal case appeals, and justice would move back from the Obama imbalance.  Similarly, it is time for legislative initiatives like tax reform.  Once he and the GOP start getting some “building campaigns” going – health care something-or-other, real tax reform, some construction going on the border, infrastructure work – people will become engaged in that and see “stuff” happening.

It works in churches; it works in synagogues.  Get started on building some of that wall. There is nothing like a building campaign.  Maybe even sell plaques for donors to put their names on: “This brick donated by Sadie and Izzy Feldstein.”

The Democrats have not been this angry since the Republicans took away their slaves.  They aim to tie up the president with one nonsensical non-scandal after another.  They allowed Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” pass without special counsel.  No special counsel to investigate Lois Lerner and the IRS targeting of politically conservative associations.  No investigation of the Clinton bathroom email server, nor of the Huma Abedin emails of secure intelligence to her crazy husband, Carlos Danger, who not only lacked security clearance to see those emails, but was ripe to be extorted for all kinds of mischief.  No special counsel to investigate connections between Bill Clinton’s million-dollar speaking engagements in the Putin universe and the concomitant conveyance of American uranium – the stuff of nuclear weapons – to the Russians.  Yet the Democrats – call them the “Obstructocrats” – now call for nothing but to impeach the president under any guise, for any reason, and just tie him up defending himself.

I cannot recall any time in the modern era, in any Western democracy, where the losing party declared itself “The Resistance” instead of the “Loyal Opposition.”

In the end, it may take two things to determine whether Mr. Trump ultimately is going to be the president he set out to be and for which we elected him: (i) the midterm elections in 2018 and (ii) finally finishing what Harry Reid started and, for once and for all, ending the filibuster rule completely, even as that archaic and unconstitutional obstacle applies to legislation, too.

Certainly, the party in power typically sustains midterm losses.  If the GOP manages to hold the House and gains some of those Democrat Senate seats in red states without losing more than one or two GOP Senate seats, then President Trump will emerge with enormous authority to move forward.  It will mean that two years of concerted Democrat obstruction, which seems so successful to them and their media echo chamber in D.C., actually will not have advanced leftist interests.  The president’s strength will be all the more enhanced if the GOP holds all but one or two of its Senate seats and sweeps a boatload of the red-state Democrat Senate seats.  It will be a definitive statement that, for all the garbage and “Resistance” and left op-eds and editorials, the voters outside the Beltway did not buy and are not buying any of the daily character assassinations.  It will assure President Trump and the GOP enormous momentum going forward.

By contrast, if the Democrats do well in the midterm House voting, even if they do not recapture the House but chart substantial gains, and if they hold most of their red-state Senate seats and even scoop a few of the GOP Senate seats, then they will be emboldened to intensify “The Resistance” toward 2020, and the president will be stymied.

Even so, and even then, it is one thing for voters to tell Quinnipiac and Rasmussen that they are disappointed in or do not approve of Mr. Trump (especially when the survey questions are worded in a way to elicit that response).  Quite another thing when the same voters are faced with the actual – not theoretical – alternatives for leadership: Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, other misfits and public nuisances of that ilk.  One remembers back to Richard Nixon being re-elected in 1972 by the biggest landslide ever because his opponent was Sen. George McGovern, who was not likeable, not impressive, and quite radical by the day’s standards.

With or without “The Resistance,” if President Trump gets re-elected in 2020, there will be hell to pay, because this man takes down names.  By then, he absolutely will be pressed to end the filibuster nonsense, finally, assuming that the GOP holds the Senate.

There is some value to a filibuster rule when it is used sparingly and judiciously.  Moreover, all sober-minded conservatives recognize that politics is cyclical, and one day the Democrats again will hold power.  But we also know that the filibuster, which has no basis in the Constitution, never was meant to require that each and every bill muster at least a 60-percent super-majority.  Rather, it was intended for the one or two moments in a term when a bill of constitutional moment was on the line, and the rule required the filibustering senator to hold the floor and speak 24 hours a day, with support from colleagues.  It never was meant for a “Resistance” to prevent a majority party from getting anything done for eight years.

In the meantime, let’s get some donors to get the building fund rolling.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/06/finally_time_for_trump_to_put_whining_democrats_in_their_place.html

House GOP Eke Out Health Bill to Send to Senate

House GOP Narrowly Passes Obamacare Repeal Bill

by James Arkin  at realclearpolitics:

‘After fits and starts and embarrassing setbacks, House Republicans notched a significant victory Thursday, passing their bill repealing and replacing major portions of Obamacare on a narrow 217-213 vote.

The vote was the result of seven weeks of intense negotiations within the conference and with the White House, bringing hesitant members on board through a combination of arm-twisting and amendments to the legislation.

Ultimately, the vast majority of the Freedom Caucus, who were frustrated the original bill wasn’t conservative enough, and a significant number of moderates who were wary of the effect on their constituents’ coverage, supported the bill. Twenty Republicans voted against it, as did all Democrats.

In remarks at the White House, Speaker Paul Ryan thanked a number of the lawmakers and administration officials for getting the bill out of the House, and thanked Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for their hands-on effort.

“Today was a big day, but it is just one step in this process,” Ryan said. “An important step. We still have a lot of work to do to get this signed into law. And I know that our friends over in the Senate are eager to get to work.”

 The mood for Republicans was jubilant in the Capitol Thursday – Rep. Mark Walker, the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, said it was “a lot of energy and excitement today, not a sigh of relief.”………..’ Please read on:

 

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/05/04/house_gop_narrowly_passes_obamacare_repeal_bill_133794.html

The Importance of Being Bannon

If Trump Loses Bannon, Trump Loses the Presidency

By Robert Barnes  at American Thinker:

“I bet big on Donald Trump in the 2016 elections, rather famously.  Now I will be shorting Trump stock for the foreseeable future until Bannon, and Bannon-ism, returns to policy dominance in the White House.

Should Trump ever lose Bannon entirely, Trump is a lame duck.  Some media suggest that Trump could replace Bannon with Jared Kushner.  Jared Kushner is to Steve Bannon what Dan Quayle was to JFK.

Bannon – uniquely among the Trump team – threads together the policy weaves of the Trump electoral majority, a majority dependent upon newfound GOP support from the working class, especially in the northern half of the country, but also the southern upcountry and Appalachia.

Three issues allowed Trump to distinguish himself, both in the GOP primaries and in the general election, to appeal to these GOP skeptic voting constituencies:

  1. No preachy politics.  These voters want neither Southern Baptists nor Hollywood celebrities lecturing them about morality nonstop.  They generally take a more libertine approach on marijuana, especially amongst the younger cohorts in this constituency.  (Many of these communities were moonshine communities back in the day, especially the Appalachian communities.  You will find a not too surprising overlap between marijuana and moonshine communities historically.)  The Appalachian communities and their kindred constituencies cast decisive votes in more places than West Virginia, Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky.  Appalachia dips into Pennsylvania and Ohio, helped make Virginia competitive, tipped the balance in North Carolina, and shares a lot in common in political mindset with places like the Minnesotan Iron Range, the northern woods of Wisconsin, the peninsula of Michigan, and the countryside of Iowa.  They are often Christian but more likely to be Saturday party-goers than Sunday church-goers.
  1. No more dumb war.  Voters from the ancestral regions of the Union draftees after the Civil War – from northern Maine to the Minnesota Iron Range – have, ever since, instinctively viewed war with suspicion.  Study the voting patterns of this kind of county, and you will find that sudden surges turn out to oppose various wars.  The heart of “isolationism” was a Midwestern phenomenon in the same regions that tilted so heavily toward Trump in the election.  It is not a coincidence that areas with historic antiwar tendencies – from east Tennessee to western Wisconsin, from rural Iowa to northern Maine – were some of the biggest pro-Trump trending areas in the country, nor that two states that formed the heart of antiwar politicians in the past (like Ohio’s Taft) bolted so heavily toward Trump.  Trump used his war-skeptical views to outflank the war-loving Hillary on both the working-class left and right, giving him the keys to his electoral majority, heisting Bernie primary voters along the way.  Betray this group with another Mideast war, and Trump endangers his electoral majority permanently.  That is where Bannon’s inclusion in national security decisions remained critical for Trump’s own political future…..”    (There’s more below!”

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/04/if_trump_loses_bannon_trump_loses_the_presidency.html

“Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed Next Friday!”……McConnell

McConnell: Gorsuch will be confirmed next Friday

by John Sexton  at HotAir:

“As Democrats continue to march toward a showdown in the Senate over the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said today that Gorsuch would be confirmed next week.

“As you know, next Monday Gorsuch will come out of committee, will be on the floor of the Senate next week and confirmed on Friday,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday. He continued, “Judge Gorsuch, as you know, is extraordinarily well qualified. It’s almost amusing to watch our Democratic friends try to come up with some rationale for opposition. Several have suggested.

“Several have suggested that a Supreme Court Justice needs to get 60 votes. In fact, I think you already know, no Supreme Court Justice has ever been stopped with a partisan filibuster. There was one rather unusual exception, the Fortas nomination in 1968, ironically in the middle of a presidential election year in which both sides collaborated to stop the nomination. So no Supreme Court Justice has ever been stopped with a partisan filibuster.”

“That is obviously what the Democratic leader has announced they will do,” McConnell said. “We are optimistic that they will not be successful in keeping this good man from joining the Supreme Court very soon,” he concluded.

During a Q&A, McConnell was asked about the nuclear option and replied, “It will be really up to [Democrats] how the process to confirm Judge Gorsuch goes forward.” Asked if he had the votes to exercise the nuclear option, i.e. changing Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster, McConnell said, “I’m confident that he’ll be confirmed.” That’s about as close as you can come to stating that the nuclear option is going to happen without stating it outright.

Democrats don’t seem very hesitant to take this unprecedented step of a partisan filibuster against Judge Gorsuch, but Republicans seem just as confident he will be confirmed. The Associated Press reports Republican Senator Mike Rounds said today of the nuclear option, “A lot of us really hate the thought of using it. Nonetheless, it may very well be the ultimate outcome because one way or the other, we will have Judge Gorsuch on the bench.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/03/28/mcconnell-gorsuch-will-be-confirmed-next-friday/

Dear Dennis….Don’t Worry….Our Donald Is NOT Finished with the ObamaCare Mess Yet….

Dennis has been my favorite American public figure since November,  2004, that time days before the Presidential election when  twerp of twerps, creepy, con-artist, John F. Kerry,  threatened to invade the White House.    Mind you, I know Dennis is rarely  boring.   But, if you’ve never heard him “lose it”  during his radio show, you’ve missed a priceless verbal performance.

In my world priceless Dennis has slipped to second place on my American political love chart…..no fault of his.   His talents haven’t in any way diminished.  He’s been passed by in these twilight years of my life….

I discovered somebody gutsy, honest,  and new suddenly appeared on our American political horizon the evening when  feminist, Megyn Kelly pasted a number of unattractive words this strange GOP candidate running for the presidency was alleged to  have described in private about some women.   She pasted on this Republican candidate for the  the question whether he felt that foul about all women that debate night at Fox Cable network which advertises its political coverage to be “fair and balanced”.

“No”, the candidate answered with expected honesty……”Only Rosie O’Donnell”, he supplied WITHOUT HESITATION and with TOTAL HONESTY!

The entire audience at Fox, most of whom opposed him as I had as any presidential candidate, much less, a Republican one, exploded with laughter fully aware of the Truth of the matter, for no truer answer could have been said.   View the piece for yourselves….August 6, 2015 on Fox….Oh, my…..He actually declared a pig, a pig…..on television, no less.

Being a former teacher of Russian and Social Studies, I researched for more information….and found him, Donald J. Trump, absolutely loaded with talent, humor, energy, ambition, ego, and guts….and not ashamed or dishonest about it all.

It’s true, folks.  He soon after passed by Dennis as my top American hero….and has remained there ever since……

Dennis was slow on the Donald J. Trump draw for President…..He was nasty about the man.   Dennis, my man, why in hell didn’t you invite Our Donald to chat with you on your show time?    You slipped out of character ignoring, berating him, treating him as some Martian.

You failed to be fair………the only occasion upon my notice….but, enough!!!

…..except Our Dennis is “hugely” honest and he, like Our Donald, LOVES HIS COUNTRY, now so abused and attacked by leftist fascists  in control of the once honorable Democratic Party….feminists, black racists, illegal aliens, college mouthy know nothings, along with the mental  boors controlling education, television news and urban newsprint, and those dictating Marxism at colleges and universities from American coast to American coast.

I presently am trying to recover from knee replacement surgery.   The beauty of today’s morning sent me out early to continue putting  winter in  my landscape garden away for the Spring season.  Radio   Dennis where I live, appears on radio shortly after 11:00 AM Central Daylight Savings Time, it used to be called, so I had about an hour in the grounds before performing my listening to Dennis duties.

Dennis has  been invigorated by our New President….as I knew he would be……I knew he’d come to adore Our Donald as much as I…..for they both, along with me, so terribly love our country and are truly worried about the fascist inroads made endangering our once free society by the recent Obama administration and all of his ilk, including Hillary, and certain Republicans here and there..

I have seriously gardened here in Minnesota where I have lived  for more than 40 years. My landscape garden abuts a pond.  I  have the longest water front,  over 250 feet of shoreline to  the pond which I share with five neighbors….And it’s Canadian Goose invasion time this past week, time when the male-led flocks fight for the right to own their own watering space.   Studying them as they vie for status and position is a rite of Spring at my gardened grounds.    It’s another culture to study especially when  the wood ducks and mallards “Spring”  up at the same time for observation.

For three years I  had seen the same goose couple settle at the same water’s edge next to an attractive concrete bench  overlooking the widest expanse of the pond.     I love spying on  the couple while they arrange their nest.  And there they were this very morning arriving at the same spot doing the same thing Canadian Geese couples do….for they are ‘married’ for life……quite unlike  our modern American marriages these days.

The he goose simply sits in the pond water about four feet off shore, looking mean everywhere with a belch or two of piercing noise, if needed. And the she is working feverishly, skillfully, artistically putting pieces together.   I am mesmerized when I see them together, making their space where the eggs  to be laid and protected.

Last year she laid seven eggs with all of them hatching.   It was a tough April, however, for there were two snow storms one of which nearly buried the mom who was flattened out for about a week to keep the young-uns alive.   I love watching them….I love being outdoors in my gardened grounds……but, I had to leave as spectator in order to listen to Dennis’s woes of our conservative day.

Country before Garden…..but this morning it was a tough decision to make.

Dennis was truly worried about the future of the country….again…as all Americans should be…He moaned about the terrible defeat the Republicans and Our Donald suffered with the failure of RyanCare to replace ObamaCare.

I was disappointed, too….although against RyanCare, I thought Dennis-like, that it would be better to unify the Party behind Representative Ryan.   I am not a Ryan fan….He was loony too often about his ditzy emotional  dislike for Our Donald before Mr. Trump won the critical  election making him President.   Republicans  should have developed  a workable  plan ready to go.   Last Friday, however, the RyanCare plan had to be withdrawn from the House.  The votes to win were not there.

Oh my how the mindless at Fox blasted Trump and administration for the failure…..Television reports Left were even more brutal….”Our Donald’s mystique had been shattered….His Presidency was over the CNN folks memorized.

Dennis was truly upset as well.   I wasn’t.  I was proud of Our Donald for putting the ObamaCare replacement effort into Republican hands rather than his.   (Personally, I am not in favor of universal ObamaCare like “care”.   Health care should not become factory labor,  the ObamaCare way.

There became a mild set back…if Truth were to be told.  Hardly one at all, for Our Donald is still President, despite what CNN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, ABC, CBS, and Fox, and the fake news of the American Press reported.

Dear readers….do you think for one minute  Our Donald has accepted  the GOP’s Health Care loss as final?   Do you really think it is in his DNA?   Where would it come from?

He will place the bill in his own hands with his own head following many inquiries, will  plot the best bill of them all……and will have it passed with  a margin at that.

I, like Dennis, thank GOD the guy is President….Yes, he’s a TRUE conservative who loves his country……and will  MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

 

Schumer Dictates Filibuster to Halt Gorsuch Path to Supreme Court, so.. GOOD RIDDANCE FILIBUSTER!!!

Democrats to Filibuster Gorsuch, Thanks Be to God

The Democrats will force the GOP Senate to trash the phony judicial filibuster. That helps us on the next Supreme Court fight.

Article sent by Mark Waldeland

https://stream.org/democrats-to-filibuster-gorsuch-thanks-be-to-god/

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