A Victory for the Great Unwashed (Now GOP Leaders must Put Up or Shut Up)

I was born in what was then a deep blue state, into a Democratic family.  Among my kin you were either a Democrat or un-American.  As a youngster I asked my parents, “Why are we Democrats?”  They answered, “Because Democrats are for the working people.”

My parents both worked very hard and so I just accepted that.  When I turned 18, I registered to vote and proudly voted in every election.  I didn’t know anything about the issues, but I voted.  When I became a parent, I began to study the issues and realized that Democrats were not what they seemed.  They supported principles that undermined the working class, small business owners and immigrants who wanted their shot at the American dream.   As the years rolled by, these Democrats took positions that were, well, un-American.

Much to my chagrin, I discovered, that Republicans weren’t much better.  Although, they talked a good ballgame about law and order, the free enterprise system and protecting the rights of the minority by defending the Constitution, they were afraid to make the case for these beliefs.  They were gradually taken over by political correctness and were unwilling to fight for anything for fear of losing their precious seats in Congress and their small grip on what power they had left. Continue reading “A Victory for the Great Unwashed (Now GOP Leaders must Put Up or Shut Up)”

Election Crossroads: Socialism or Capitalism?

Our country is at a crossroads.  Never before have we faced such an obvious fork in the road.  One road, the one favored by politician Hillary Clinton and her Democratic colleagues, promises to lead us to a socialist utopia.  The other, favored by businessman Donald Trump and some of his Republican colleagues, promises to get us back on the road toward free-market capitalism.

It is no secret that most career politicians lean toward a socialist system.  In this system they control the lion’s share of our money and, in turn, hand out favors.  In this system, they make the major decisions that affect our lives.  As the government accumulates more and more power, we invariably end up with less.  Statistics show that the longer a politician stays in power, the more of our hard-earned money he or she spends.  Yet we keep electing the same people over and over and over again, expecting a different result.   Continue reading “Election Crossroads: Socialism or Capitalism?”

Women: Vote with Your Brains not Your Gentials

The cast of Orange is the New Black reached a new low (even for this disgusting sitcom) this week when it posed wearing “Vaginas Against Trump” T-shirts.  These shirts have been available on-line for $16.99 for over a year now.  Just an example of the class displayed by some Hillary supporters.   And she has the nerve to call Trump supporters “deplorable.”

For the record, I am sick about the choice we face in this election and I stand by all the previous columns I have written criticizing the now Republican nominee.  Nevertheless, it is the choice we face and voters are asked to choose between bad and worse.  We must choose between someone who has been a womanizer and someone who has enabled a womanizer who actually abused women while holding public office.  This is a far more serious offense, not only against these women, but against the offices he held and the public trust. Continue reading “Women: Vote with Your Brains not Your Gentials”

Hillary Clinton: The User

Hillary Clinton is a user.  No, to my knowledge she doesn’t do illegal drugs.  Her drug of choice is political power and it should be obvious to anyone who is paying attention she has and will use anything or anyone to get it.  The best example is her 41 year marriage to a charismatic serial philanderer, who used his charm to become president of the United States and now is attempting to use that charm to secure power again through his dutifully addicted wife.

After failing to pass the bar exam in Washington, D.C., Hillary managed to pass a much easier one in Arkansas and, at that point, decided to hitch her wagon to Bill Clinton, who was running for a seat in the United States Congress.  Although Bill lost that election, two years later he was elected attorney general and then governor of the state.  It was a perfect setup.  Hillary was made a partner in the Rose Law Firm where she served as “rainmaker,” securing wealthy clients for the firm who, in turn, wanted favors from the state. Continue reading “Hillary Clinton: The User”

Tim Kaine: One of Lenin’s Useful Idiots

I have never understood the preoccupation by some with the health of Hillary Clinton.  Time would be better spent pointing out her obvious character flaws, her unsuitability for public office and her willingness to exploit political power for personal gain.  That said, recent developments have caused us to take a closer look at the man she selected to be her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine.

Like many, I considered him to be somewhat moderate.  After all, when he campaigned for governor of Virginia, he ran as a committed Catholic, gun-owning,  tax-adverse Democrat.  However, his record in government is quite the opposite.  By far, the most troubling aspect of his resume is the time he spent in Honduras in the early 80’s between college and law school.  It was there that he was taught by a group of Jesuits who broke with the Vatican over the issue of liberation theology — the unholy marriage between Marxist revolutionaries and the church.   Continue reading “Tim Kaine: One of Lenin’s Useful Idiots”

Hillary Clinton Hypocrisy on the Wage Gap (The Democrats Political Unicorn)

I was having brunch with some new, very accomplished, female friends when the subject of the presidential race came up.  One of these friends announced that she was a Democrat because she believes in equality.

Women now control 51 percent of all wealth in the U.S.  They hold 52 percent of management and professional positions.  They earn more degrees of higher learning and own 30 percent of all private businesses.  Still, one of the key myths promoted every election cycle is the wag gap.  It’s the  political unicorn used to persuade millions of women that they are victims of inequality and they need Democrats like Hillary Clinton to save them.   Like the legendary horse from classical antiquity, it doesn’t exist.   Continue reading “Hillary Clinton Hypocrisy on the Wage Gap (The Democrats Political Unicorn)”

Why the Gender-Gap is Bigger than Ever (Can It Be Erased)

Democrats are counting on the votes of women to put them over the top in the 2016 election, not simply in the presidential race, but in the House and Senate races as well.  Polls show that the gender gap is larger this year, with many more women preferring Democrat candidates than men.  In the last 36 years, that gap has averaged about 8 percent, but this year experts predict that it could double.

Is it simply the fact that a woman is at the top of the ticket for the first time in the history of either party?  Most women are not that easily swayed.  It is the fact that, up until now, the debate over who should be president has centered on the personalities involved, not on the issues that affect our everyday lives.

In the primary, we saw a successful businessman who relied on his bravado when he did not have a solid grasp of these issues, even the ones he strongly favored.   Recently, the more thoughtful Donald Trump — to his credit — has walked back many of his initial statements, as well he should.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton doubled down on the lies surrounding her emails, Benghazi and the all too obvious pay-for-play connection between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation — the dubious charity that served as a slush fund to keep her family and former staffers living lives of luxury between political appointments.

Still, that gender gap exists and may be difficult to overcome for the following reasons: Continue reading “Why the Gender-Gap is Bigger than Ever (Can It Be Erased)”

Hillary Goes Dumpster Diving for Economic Plan

Hillary Clinton served up a tired old economic plan like last week’s old lunch.  It contained everything Obama tried eight years ago that stifled the economic recovery that began  after the financial crisis was ended by George W. Bush.  These policies resulted in a  pathetic average growth rate of around 1 1/2 percent.

During the Obama years the number of Americans below the poverty line increased 3.5 percent. The number of Americans on Food Stamps increased  39.5 percent and median household income decreased 2.3 percent and a real unemployment rate of 10.1 percent.   Meanwhile, the national debt has doubled from roughly $10 to $20 trillion leaving us the most indebted country in the world.

The first thing Hillary retrieved from her dumpster dive was a massive new government jobs program:  “We will put Americans to work building and modernizing our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our railways, our ports, our airports.”  Wasn’t that what Obama promised with the $750 billion he fleeced out of we the taxpayers for “shovel-ready jobs”?   Continue reading “Hillary Goes Dumpster Diving for Economic Plan”

The other Name for #Never Trump

I am, like most voters, aghast at the choice we have for president in the 2016 election.  We all knew the Democrats would wind up with Hillary Clinton.  The Democratic primary was rigged from the start and nothing was going to stop her coronation.

The Republicans, on the other hand, had a plethora of excellent candidates and, with one or two exceptions, I would have been happy with any of them.  Unfortunately, with the compressed primary, the large field and thoughtful voters divided, the GOP ended up with Donald Trump, the brash, billionaire egomaniac.

Like it or not, Clinton or Trump is the choice each and every voter faces.  GOP and small government-leaning Democrats who choose not to vote for president, on principle, are, in effect, casing a vote for Hillary Clinton.   Continue reading “The other Name for #Never Trump”

Mike Pence: The Left’s New Bogeyman

To say that the left is adamantly against Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, is to state the obvious. However, in the days since the Indiana governor was chosen, liberals have been having conniptions for fear that this unassuming, soft-spoken, likable Hoosier, might be able to sway some to, horrors, vote Republican.

Pence is their new bogeyman, one to be feared more than ISIS, more than corporate greed, even more than the greatest threat to mankind — global warming.

Eric Schmeltzer, writing for the Huffington Post called him “Sarah Palin (a popular left-wing target) without the charisma.” Whooo!

Schmeltzer again on his blog: “It isn’t so much that Mike Pence is a lightweight in the brains department. It’s that Mike Pence is a lightweight in the brains department and also ridiculously incompetent.” Double whooo! Continue reading “Mike Pence: The Left’s New Bogeyman”