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Leftists have steadfastly argued that first ladies of the United States are off limits to public criticism even when they jump off their protected pedestals, move into the West Wing and dive into the muck and mire of political issues, even when they hurl hateful insults at political opponents, dress like a tramp and, yes, even when they openly criticize our country. These same leftists have turned on the afterburners in an attempt to demonize Melania Trump. Read the rest of this entry »
Never before have we witnessed such petty behavior by a losing party following a presidential election. Traditionally, this is a time for the nation, led by our representatives in Washington, to come together in a spirt of bipartisanship and renew our efforts to work together to build a better, stronger and more prosperous country that works for every American.
It’s called the honeymoon period for good reason. It is time to put aside the hurts leftover from the campaign in an effort to govern. It is a time for a fresh start and new beginnings. It is a time to put aside any differences that remain and help the new president get off to a good start for the sake of all concerned.
Instead, the Democrats, who were soundly defeated at every level of government, have staged a prolonged temper tantrum, playing the role of obstructionists at every turn. Some 70 lawmakers refused to show up for the inauguration. Then, they slow-walked the effort of Donald Trump to put his cabinet in place. Most of Barack Obama’s Cabinet picks were approved by voice vote within a few days. Did the Republicans like his choices or agree with their objectives? Not at all, but they respected his right to select the team that would help him govern.
Now, many of those same Democratic congressmen and senators have decided to boycott President’s Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress on the 28th of this month when he will lay out his vision for the country. What can they possibly hope to gain for their constituents by burning the bridges of communication? Why are they fanning the flames of disappointment and discontent?
Last week, Fox News Cannel’s Neil Cavuto had a jaw-dropping interview with Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, that held the answer. Read the rest of this entry »
Those of you who regularly follow my column may have noticed it has been missing for the last four weeks. During that time, I battled complications from the flu and, at times, my very life hung in the balance.
You’ve seen the statistics. Every year, some 25,000 people die from the flu. This year, the outbreak has reached epidemic proportions and the danger is far from over.
What makes someone vulnerable, while others recover few weeks? How do you know that what you are experiencing has crossed the line into dangerous territory?
Those a both end of the age spectrum or especially vulnerable, as are those with any underlying medical condition. I had been battling a pesky sinus condition for a few weeks before becoming ill on Christmas Eve.
Sometime before dawn on the 26th, I passed out from dehydration, was treated in the emergency room and tests were run. A few days later, the hospital confirmed I had influenza B and could expect to be sick for at least two weeks. Read the rest of this entry »
Barack Obama is going to war with Mitt Romney. He isn’t fighting this war himself. He is fighting it with some women. Not just any women, he has a brigade of women who cannot or will not think for themselves.
They pick their president the way a seven-year-old picks her Barbie Doll. They think Obama is cute and swoon over meaningless phrases like “hope and change.” They have bought into his class warfare rhetoric, the old zero-sum game. I am poor (or not as comfortable as I’d like to be) because someone else is rich. Obama has promised to punish the rich and these women believe the rich deserve it. Read the rest of this entry »
Obama has no one to blame but himself. While Romney was mulling over a list of possible running mates, it was the president who made the selection of Paul Ryan inevitable.
Shortly after Romney became the presumptive GOP nominee, Obama had his surrogates out trying to tie the former Massachusetts governor to the dreaded Ryan budget. It was not difficult as Romney had praised Ryan’s effort and did not try to distance himself from the affable Wisconsin Republican.
Fear began to set in. Ryan had a plan that not only included shrinking the size of the federal budget but, horrors, reforming entitlements. Obama had done zilch! Aaaagh! Read the rest of this entry »