I Can’t Believe I’m Doing This (Defending two left-wing Democrats)

As an unabashed conservative, I’ve always considered myself to be fair-minded and rather independent, voting for the best candidate available for an office whether he or she is a Republican or Democrat.  I’ll admit I haven’t voted for many Democrats since they began drifting further to left, forcing out conservatives in their ranks.

However, be that as it may, I simply cannot sit idly by and see the malicious, if not ridiculous, attacks hurled at a number of the left’s leading politicians.  I cannot fathom the attention devoted to these attacks by the press, in particular the major networks.  Have they no shame, no sense of proportion when they publicize this dribble?  Are they devoid of any real news?  Do they feel they must publicize things that should be reduced to tabloid trash in order to gain ratings?

The attacks against Democrat frontrunner (though undeclared) Joe Biden are ridiculous.  Don’t get me wrong:  I think Joe Biden’s political career, though long, has been mediocre at best.  Frankly, I can’t think of any issues on which we would agree, although there must be some.  Nevertheless, to assert or suggest he is unfit for public office simply because the grandfatherly Biden attempts to show affection for the people he encounters is laughable. Continue reading “I Can’t Believe I’m Doing This (Defending two left-wing Democrats)”

How to Stay Happy in a Deeply Divided Country

“If it bleeds it leads” is an axiom of television news.  Therefore, if one regularly watches the nightly newscasts, you come away feeling that our country is going to hell in the proverbial handbasket.  This is particularly true of the cable news channels which are filled with shootings, car chases and stories of racism, sexism, violence and hate-filled rants directed at our president, our elected representatives and anyone with whom the host or network happens to disagree.

Facts don’t seem to matter.  Even the major networks often run stories without verification.  Sadly, many get their news from opinion shows where the participants hurl outrageous charges that have no basis in fact.

This emotionally-charged rhetoric has turned neighbor against neighbor.  Some family members are no longer speaking simply because they aren’t on the same page politically.  How does one keep one’s head in this deeply divided country? Continue reading “How to Stay Happy in a Deeply Divided Country”

The News Media’s Groundhog Day

The movie classic Groundhog Day has made this popular tradition, celebrated each February 2, synonymous with something that is intolerably boring.   However, Groundhog Day has come early this year.

Instead of a surly weatherman caught in a time warp, it’s the network nightly newscasts’ coverage of President Trump and his effort to protect this country from those determined to circumvent our generous immigration laws that are boring us to death.

Those of us truly concerned about what is going on in this nation keep tuning in each night hoping to see something different, but it’s more of the same.  Democrats call his efforts to secure the border “racist” and “immoral.”  They rail against his plan to build more walls, barriers, or whatever you want to call them, in areas where people and drugs are pouring into this country and overwhelming border agents.

Where are the interviews with the border agents who say they need these barriers?   Continue reading “The News Media’s Groundhog Day”

George W. Bush Too Nice to be a Good President

President George H.W. Bush was a nice man. In fact, he was much too nice to be a good president.

Bush was no conservative.  We knew that before he was elected.  However after watching him capitulate to Democrats again and again,  I asked someone who knew him well if the Democrats had something on him or did he simply desire to be liked by them.  His friend’s voice fell as he confirmed it was the latter.

I do not begrudge the honors our 41st president has received following his death.  The office should be respected and these things are befitting anyone who has held the office of head of state of this great country.  I also feel for his family as they mourn the loss of a beloved father and grandfather. 

I do, however, resent the attempt to reinvent the man as a great president.  He was not even adequate.  If anything, he torpedoed much of the good that began under Ronald Reagan and is responsible for many terrible things that live on. Continue reading “George W. Bush Too Nice to be a Good President”

The Self-Destruction of the Self-Righteous

It is rare to see three overrated, self-righteous, liberal divas fall from their vaulted platforms in the same week but in a short 36-hour span, Sunday morning to Monday afternoon, we witnessed such a trifecta.

I’ll take the easy one first:  Stormy Daniels suing for defamation is a little like a skunk complaining of a bad smell.  Seriously, how can someone defame this “porn star”?  Her reputation was already in the toilet.  Furthermore, calling someone who has explicit sex in front of a camera for money a “star” is defaming the celestial lights in the heavens.

The media also should be called out for continually referring to her alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump 12 years ago as an “affair.”  By her own account there was only one illicit meeting between the two.   A one-off tryst lasting no more than a couple of hours is really stretching it.    Continue reading “The Self-Destruction of the Self-Righteous”

Poor, Pitiful Omarosa

Quick: What is the Office of Public Liaison in the White House?   Chances are you’d never even heard of it before the drama queen; poor, pitiful Omarosa Manigault-Newman; got fired?

Still mystified as to what it does?  More than likely.

So just how important was this special assistant to the president who was the communications director for that office?

Not very.  That’s why the position remains unfilled even though poor, pitiful Omarosa was fired a full eight months ago.

For the record, this office was created to help the White House reach out to various special interest groups.  It arranges tours, staff briefings and other little perks to curry favor with the heads of these organizations in order to make them feel important and urge their various members to support the president’s agenda (my definition not the official one) by leaning on their representatives in Congress and by drumming up support among the general public.

It’s the closest thing to a political arm.  However it’s all legal and above-board and has been around since Gerald Ford made it an official part of the White House in 1976.

Is it necessary for the country?  No. Continue reading “Poor, Pitiful Omarosa”

Needed: A New Trump Advisor

“Through a multitude of counselors there is safety”  Proverbs 11:14

Every president has a multitude of counselors: national security, economic, health, environment, etc.  Some serve officially.  Others are at his beck and call.  This president, however, is sorely in need of one more — a linguistic counselor.

There was a time when a person’s dollar earning power could be measured by a simple vocabulary test.  The theory being that a large vocabulary is a good indication of a person’s level of education — the more you know, the higher your earning potential.  Certainly, that is no longer the case as our schools have been dumbed down and a good vocabulary is no longer valued.   Continue reading “Needed: A New Trump Advisor”