Sunday, February 19, 2017

election

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Everyday the corporate media tries to tie Trump to the Russians, but what is the truth now that Russia is starting to bang the war drums?

First the Democrats blamed the DNC and Podesta email leaks on the Russians with no real evidence. There is still no concrete evidence that connects the Russian Government to the leaks.

Then the claims from the left started rolling in after the election that Russia helped throw the election in favor of Trump. Again there is no concrete evidence to suggest that Russia was involved or that it even happened.

Images of Putin and Trump in love have been spread through social media and even projected onto the side of a large building in NYC.

The corporate media is doing their best to frame Trump as a president with deep connections to Russia. Here is an example from CNN, they wrote about two Trump advisors and their alleged ties to the Russian government.

It is true that Trump’s second campaign manager, Paul Manafort, did have connections with Russia and was fired in the summer before the election. Michael Flynn was the other “top aide” that communicated regularly to Russians and as of Monday he is no longer involved in the Trump administration.

If you were to believe the corporate media blindly, then you would think the Russians helped Trump in the campaign, and then helped him win by rigging the election.

Here is the big problem.

In the past week, a Russian spy ship was spotted moving up the east coast monitoring sub stations, military bases and intercepting communications.

Putin was caught this week deploying new cruise missiles that violate an arms control treaty. The New York Times calling it “a major test for President Trump as his administration is facing a crisis over its ties to Moscow.”

Why would Russia become antagonistic with the United States if they just helped us elect Trump? Why are we not seeing more partnerships between the two countries? We are seeing just the opposite; Russia is getting more aggressive.

The corporate media is working so hard to frame Trump as a secret friend of Putin, they are missing the obvious signs of an escalation in tensions. They are even contributing to the tensions with their focus on the Russian connections.

Putin is smart, and he will use the press in America as propaganda in his country to rally support for his next political move and our corporate media is playing right into his hands. It seems they are helping Russia more than Trump.

Thoughts? Comment below.

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congress

No sooner had the election results rolled in late last Tuesday night, heralding a Donald Trump victory and continued Republican control of both houses of the Congress, than many Republicans began calling on Speaker Ryan to get the House ready to start passing Trump’s agenda. The better call would have been to remind both Ryan and Trump that it is not when the House of Representatives serves as a rubber stamp for the President, that good and fiscally conservative actions result. Rather, it is when there is a degree of positive tension between the House majority and the President of the same or a different party that the system constructed many decades ago by our Founders, actually works best.

It is a team effort, to be sure, and President Trump has every right to press for enactment of his legislative and fiscal agendas. But Paul Ryan, as Speaker and Leader of the House of Representatives, has an equally important responsibility to ensure that the President’s agenda fits within the budgetary and legislative agendas of the House and of the majority of members elected thereto. Truly, the last thing President Trump should want, is a Speaker who salutes and says “Yessir” whenever the President calls.

While many students of history focus on the differences between the House and the Senate in terms of their procedural powers; the perhaps more relevant focus should be on the relationship between the House of Representatives and the President.

Recent history is full of examples of the bad things that happen when the House forgets or willfully ignores its separate responsibility to carefully consider and amend a president’s legislative proposals; or blindly pushes a president’s budgetary proposals simply because that president happens to be of the same political party as the majority. President George W. Bush’s vaunted “No Child Left Behind Act,” sent to the House in January 2001 and rushed though both houses with little real consideration, turned out to be a law widely panned by educators and many Republicans as costly and unworkable.

Just a couple of years later, Bush demanded the GOP-controlled House pass the prescription drug benefit bill, despite cries by conservatives that its projected costs were drastically and artificially under-estimated. It passed, and has in fact turned out to be hugely more expensive than the Bush Administration’s projections.

The good news is that in Trump and Ryan, there appears to be the ingredients for success in this regard. For one thing, and unlike the current President who almost never dismounted from his high horse to climb the steps of Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress (even of his own Party), Trump shows no such arrogance. In fact – and as he notes in his books – Trump enjoys the art of negotiating; a critical component of good legislation. Moreover, he respects a tough and informed adversary and is disposed to run roughshod over weak opponents – a characteristic some of his early GOP Primary opponents recognized too late.

Ryan, too, seems to have a good head for negotiating; although his job in a Trump-Ryan tete-a-tete will be more difficult since Trump only has one point of view (his) to worry about, while Ryan has many to keep in mind and in line.

The House and its leadership must never forget that its fiscal responsibility is owed not to the incoming or any president, but to the people and the future of our country. Thus, and here again unlike during the first Administration of George W. Bush, if President Trump asks the House to pass a budget that, for whatever great reasons he cites, busts the budget and increases the federal deficit, Ryan must say “No.” As we recall, it took less than two budget cycles for new President Bush and the GOP-controlled Congress to bust the balanced budget so laboriously crafted in 1997 between then-Speaker Gingrich and then-Democratic President Bill Clinton; and Washington has never looked back since.

The runaway budget deficits that became a hallmark of the George W. Bush Administration were a primary factor in the GOP losing control of the House in 2006 for two cycles; and it was in those few years that Obamacare became law, Dodd-Frank was enacted, and all manner of other legislative and executive actions decisions made, which now are ripe to be addressed and undone.

America is on the cusp of an historic opportunity to once again enact constitutionally- and fiscally-sound legislative and budget measures. While it may appear counter-intuitive, to aid in accomplishing this, President Trump should resist demanding a House of Representatives that rubber stamps his every decision. Instead, he should welcome one that will sometimes challenge him and occasionally say “No” – because that’s a recipe for real change, good change, and long-lasting change.

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ego

Trump’s ego and rhetoric have made a lot of people scared of the man elected president of the United States, but Trump’s ego could turn out to be America’s greatest asset.

The people that hate Trump the most believe he is an egomaniac and that the president-elect would have said anything to get elected, and they are probably right. He wasn’t a politician but became one real quick. Now he will be the next president.

What do we do now? This egomaniac has achieved the greatest success in America; he won the election to become the next president. What else is there to achieve?

That question is the key to my optimism for a Trump presidency. What else is there to achieve?

I tried to put myself in his shoes and look in the mirror. What would I say to myself if after running successful businesses and becoming an international celebrity and billionaire only to follow all of that with winning the most historic election in American history? I would say… “What else is there to achieve?”

There are two answers. 1. Take over the world or 2. Be such a good president that it will make people’s head spin.

I honestly don’t believe that Trump has globalist ambitions and despite the media, I don’t think he will be putting people in concentration camps and using nukes to respond to a “yo momma joke” made by an Iranian diplomat.

Many Americans feel a sense of hope and optimism with the president-elect. I’m hopeful in thinking that Trump’s ambitions, now that he has become the “most powerful person in the world”, will shift his ambitions to more righteous tasks.

There is only one logical path for Trump right now, and that is to work to try and clean up Washington’s corrupt political machine while trying to make every American’s life better. I don’t think he want’s to hurt or take away the rights of any American.

In fact, if I was advising Trump, I would suggest he come out with a press conference and make a pledge to communities like the LGBT or law abiding illegal immigrants. It would set some minds at ease and that is what is needed right now.

Trump is in the fight of his life now. He has to survive and unprecedented amount of death threats and find a way to put this country at ease. This is all before he takes office in January.

Then when he gets in office, he will have to really find ways to bring compromise back to Washington. That could be his greatest challenge.

Trump’s ego will lead him to be a good president and it will also help us keep him accountable. In his mind he has won, he has reached every goal he set and now it is time to give back. His ego demands it, and his desire to be the best could really be our greatest asset.

What do you think? Is Trump’s ego America’s greatest asset? Let me know in the comments below.

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vote

Now that all the ads have run and all the surprises have come out, what is the main factor driving your vote?

There are so many things going on in this election that it is hard to figure out what is really motivating people to vote this year.

We are going to see some record votes cast this year for president and every person has their own reason for voting for the candidate of their choice.

Take part in our poll and let us know…

What is the biggest factor driving your vote on Election Day?
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machine

An artificial intelligence system called MogIA is making a shocking prediction, but all the polls disagree with the computer.

The advanced AI system that has predicted the last three elections is picking Trump as the winner.

MogIA was developed by an Indian company named Genic.AI, and uses over 20 million data points from public websites like Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube.

It looks at the engagement of a candidate’s fans and predicts a winner. This year it is Trump.

The AI doesn’t take into account “sentiment”, so there could be a lot of negative statements that are still being recorded, but so are Hillary’s data points.

What is really amazing about the numbers, the current election has 25% more engagement than Barack Obama’s record setting numbers in the 2008 election.

More people are online now, so that may have some influence, but 25% is a big number.

“If Trump loses, it will defy the data trend for the first time in the last 12 years since Internet engagement began in full earnest,” said Sanjiv Rai, the developer of MogIA.

The polls in America disagree.

Real Clear Politics average is at 5.2% today in favor of Hillary.

If the AI system is going to be right, then the polls have been way off this entire election.

We’ll see who wins and if the machine is right in predicting the downfall of the Clinton machine.

Let us know if you think the AI system is right in picking Trump in the comments below.

Des Moines, Iowa, United States – December 10, 2015: An ardent supporter of Donald Trump put up his own billboard at his home in West Des Moines, Iowa. December 10, 2015

During the second debate, Hillary had hoped that Donald Trump would just implode like he did in the first debate, but he didn’t. He won with these two lines.

The second debate was rough to watch at times, mainly at the vicious attacks back and forth, but at the end of the day; Trump won.

Trump started the debate with some of the women that claim Bill Clinton raped or molested. At topic that is tough to stomach on its own was thrust into the debate limelight with a press conference just before the opening bell.

Having the women in the room during the debate didn’t seem to affect Hillary too much, but Bill sure noticed. The Drudge Report called it the “Face crack of the century”.

The move to bring in the women was physiological, but Trump won the debate, because he was on his toes and responded with two brilliantly timed jabs.

The most memorable jab came when Hillary was talking about Trump being in charge of law and order. Watch the exchange below.

Possibly the best part about this clip is the response Anderson Cooper has to the crowd. He is visibly upset. We wonder why?

The moderators did spend a lot more time cutting off Trump than they did Clinton, but it didn’t matter.

Trump had a line about Honest Abe Lincoln that turned out to be one of his best. He flipped a response on Hillary she wasn’t ready for.

At the end of the debate, only the most loyal and devoted Hillary supporters thought she won the debate.

For Trump this was a big moment. He had to find a way to stop the bleeding from last Friday’s video released by the Washington Post.

If you missed the debate you can watch it here.

Let us know whom you thought won in the comments below.

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Lawyers

Liberals love to point out the minor inaccuracies of Donald Trump during the debate, but Hillary was caught in a huge lie everyone is ignoring.

When Donald was talking about Syria and how the world laughed at Obama after he drew his line in the sand, he said that Hillary was still working at the State Department at the time and deserves some of the blame.

Hillary quickly interrupted Donald to lie.

The truth is, Hillary was still the Secretary of State and she still worked under Obama six more months after he drew the line in the sand.

Of course Syria crossed that line, but Obama and Hillary did nothing. ISIS was formed and now Europe is having a major refugee crisis.

Despite Hillary’s efforts to lie, Donald does have a point here.

The mess in Syria is partially Hillary’s fault. She doesn’t deserve as much blame as Trump wants the world to believe, but she does deserve some blame.

Possibly enough blame to keep her from winning the White House.

We will see in less than a month. Let us know your thoughts on Hillary’s role in the Syrian crisis in the comments below.

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party party

Every four years, a few new parties pop up then quickly fade away. Some are serious and come front-loaded with political “experts” while others are just formed by fed up citizens.

Most are, at the least, entertaining.

This year, is no different and the newest entrant into political party warfare is the “Party Party.”

No, we’re serious, this is no April Fool’s joke.

What does the Party Party stand for? Who knows . . . they may not even know . . . they just know that they don’t like the two party system.

The Party Party’s founder is, surprise, a partier himself.

Known as Andrew W.K., the party’s founder was a rocker, releasing the album, “Party Till you puke” and in 2005, became a motivational speaker.

So if partying, long hair, white jeans and tiny shirts appeal to you, sign up for the Party Party and campaign till you puke.

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