American Politics

American Politics, US politics, political opinion, conservative columnists, United States of America, USA

Trump: socialism is for losers

President Trump said so many good things in his speech to the United Nations.

Left-wingers’ heads must have exploded when he spoke this bit of truth to power:

The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.

Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime. Our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests and their well-being, including their prosperity.

 


Globalism: The existential enemy of sovereignty security and prosperity

President Trump’s 9.19.17 speech at the UN was powerfully clear - the three foundational missions of the United Nations are the three foundational missions of the United States and every member nation: to protect their sovereignty, preserve their security, and promote their prosperity.

Sovereignty, security and prosperity are the three pillars that support world peace. The United Nation’s stated mission relies on the nationalism of cooperating sovereign nation states to preserve security, promote prosperity, and make the world a safer place. Here is the problem. Globalism is antithetical to nationalism. President Trump is surrounded by globalist advisors and the United Nations has become an advocate of globalism.

By Linda Goudsmit - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Did Obama Spy on America to Protect Islamists?

After months of denials, the pretext for Susan Rice’s eavesdropping on Trump officials has finally been made public. It had been widely known that Obama’s former National Security Adviser had contrived to unmask the names of top Trump officials who had been spied on by the administration. And the same media that still treats Watergate as the Great American Scandal had claimed that there was nothing “improper” in an Obama loyalist eavesdropping on members of the opposition party.

Every time Obama Inc. was caught eavesdropping on opposition politicians, it presented its spin in a carefully packaged “scoop” to a major media outlet. This time was no different.

By Daniel Greenfield - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Mainstream political polls commit fraud

The credibility of mainstream political polls took a serious hit following the 2016 election. Most predicted an easy victory for Hillary Clinton. The entire political class believed she was a shoo-in, and that the election would be a mere formality. But the polls and the pundits were wrong, glaringly so.

It appears they are wrong again, because they persist in making the same mistakes they have been making for years.

Most pollsters and pundits report that President Trump’s approval ratings are in the tank — consistently in the mid- to upper-30 percent range. His disapproval rates average a whopping 57 percent, according to the polls cited below.

The following table reveals why.


Police: That ‘white power’ graffiti all over town wasn’t what it first appeared to be

The last time I brought you police news from my city, I was under suspicion for bank robbery. I didn’t do it. (I didn’t!)

This time we were told on Monday morning that some white supremacist nazi had spray-painted “white power” and swastikas all over Royal Oak, and pretty close to my neighborhood too.

I suspected as soon as this story came out that it was another hate-crime hoax. Was it? Well, here’s what the Royal Oak Police Department reported back to the community after a mere day of investigating:

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Trump rally invite Black Lives Matter up on stage—two minutes to say what they want to say

I’ve seen things like this before. One that comes to mind was during Michigan’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign when Democrat nominee Virg Bernero showed up at a rally for Republican nominee Rick Snyder. Bernero’s intent was to create a confrontation. Snyder diffused it by inviting Bernero to join him on stage and turn the rally into a joint Q&A, which reflected well on both men and was actually much more informative than a media-moderated debate would ever be.

But the potential for trouble in that situation was not what it might have appeared to be here. I watched the video once and suspected that “Now This” had staged the whole thing. But a little more research generated enough independent coverage that I’m convinced this really happened. We need more of it, but this is an excellent start:

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Hmmmmmm . . . could the GOP kill ObamaCare simply by disavowing one thing?

I bet no Congress has ever done this before: Intentionally change a law specifically for the purpose of making it unconstitutional. A legislative poison pill of sorts. Yet has there ever been a law that needed it as badly as this one does? ObamaCare is unconstitutional on its face, yet Chief Justice Roberts saved it in 2012 with a rather novel interpretation that said the individual mandate isn’t really what it clearly is.

Why not clarify via new legislation that the law is every bit as unconstitutional as Roberts should have found it to be in the first place? James Blumstein, director of Vanderbilt University’s Health Policy Center, thinks it just might work:

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Tax Reform ‘Big Deal’ to Mom Who Wants to Keep Cattle Ranch in Family

Chad and Julie Ellingson with children, from left, Stetson, Sierra, Medora, Jameson, and Sheridan. (Photo: Courtesy of Julie Ellingson)

What lawmakers do in Washington to overhaul the tax code is a “big deal” for a fourth-generation cattle rancher in North Dakota, she says.

“Tax reform is a big deal for families like mine and others across North Dakota and across the United States,” Julie Ellingson told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

“Farmers and ranchers are small business people, and so the importance of being able to pass on a family business to the next generation is intrinsic to our businesses [and] our goals,” said Ellingson, 43, who co-owns Ellingson Angus, with her husband Chad.

Founded in 1995 near the town of St. Anthony in the south central part of North Dakota, Ellingson Angus breeds bulls, heifers, and cows to sell to other ranchers.—More…

By Heritage Foundation - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Democracy dies in darkness and hangs in the balance

The comical publication the Onion ran a special volume, Homeland Insecurity, with the headline, “Run for Your Lives.” I thought of that in the wake of the decision by hard-liners Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka to voluntarily leave the White House rather than continue to fight for rational pro-American policies in the Trump Administration against what has been called the Deep State.

In their cases, Trump didn’t have to say “you’re fired.” They quit.

Sadly, Trump, the elected president, may be the next to go.

By Cliff Kincaid - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

First time in years, a U.S. President manages to address the UN—without trashing the United States

I won’t bother listing examples, because there are so many that it would take all day.  Suffice it to say that, if you spent any part of the last 8 years watching President Obama address the United Nations, you saw a U.S. President belittle his own county.  Obama’s speeches were, almost without exception, apologetic affairs designed to acknowledge the left-wing “truth” that America is the source of all the world’s ills.

If you were among those who were utterly disgusted with it, take heart. Those days are over. President Donald Trump’s address this morning stands in diametric opposition to all of it.

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Legacy media going bananas over Trump threat to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if they nuke us

Rob’s already posted the entire speech so you can see that it wasn’t “menacing” at all, but like I said, that’s the Washington Post. What do you expect from them?

ABC liberal Terry Moran is so beside himself that he’s ready to re-open the Nuremberg trials with Trump on the stand:

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

UN audience audibly shocked when Trump calls socialism a ‘discredited ideology’

This morning, I posted a video of the United Nations speech given today by President Trump.  If you haven’t watched the whole thing, I highly recommend doing so HERE.  However, if you haven’t got time to watch all 45 minutes right now, allow me to draw your attention to one quick snippet. Not only does it contain one of Trump’s (so far) best lines, it’s also illustrative of the inarguable fact that the UN is a big, stinking, pile of hot garbage.

The segment centers around Venezuela, and President Trump’s absolutely correct assessment of socialism:

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Israeli Mayors Encourage US to Stop Funding Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A letter on behalf of 24 Israeli mayors representing 450,000 residents of Judea and Samaria was sent to U.S. Senator Tom Cotton to encourage U.S. Senators to pass the Taylor Force Act. This bill, which will defund the Palestinian Authority (PA) until its ceases payments and benefits that reward terrorists and their families for terroristic acts against Israel and the United States. Having passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the bill now awaits a vote by the full Senate.

The letter from the Israeli mayors states: “If we truly want to give peace and coexistence a chance to blossom, then removing the poisonous message the underlies the need for the Taylor Force Act is a critical first step. The PA should receive the very clear message that the U.S. government will no longer look the other way when terrorists are publicly glorified. By exposing these blatant efforts to influence the next generation of Palestinians away from genuine peace efforts, your amendment actually gives peace a chance to take root.”

By Liberty Counsel - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Israel and the American Jewish crisis

As the New Year 5778 begins, 88% of Israeli Jews say that they are happy and satisfied with their lives. This makes sense. Israel’s relative security, its prosperity, freedom and spiritual blossoming make Israeli Jews the most successful Jewish community in 3,500 years of Jewish history.

The same cannot be said for the Jews of the Diaspora. In Western Europe, Jewish communities that just a generation ago were considered safe and prosperous are now besieged. Synagogues and Jewish schools look like army barracks. And the severe security cordons Jews need to pass through to pray and study are entirely justified. For where they are absent, as they were at the Hyper Cacher Jewish supermarket in Paris in 2015, assailants strike.

By Caroline Glick - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Hurricane Heroes

On Friday September 8, 2017 Governor Rick Scott issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents of the barrier islands on the west coast of Florida where my husband and I live. We anxiously monitored the trajectory of Hurricane Irma and watched with horror as the colossal storm gathered strength and unexpectedly veered west. On Saturday morning we left everything behind and drove north toward safety. 

The drive north on I-75 was a most extraordinary experience. The northbound lanes inched forward packed bumper-to-bumper with evacuees in passenger cars seeking safety away from the storm. In stark contrast the southbound lanes had convoys of trucks - power companies, EMS vehicles, tree companies, huge semis filled with supplies - all driving toward the deadly hurricane. It was a stunning polarity.

By Linda Goudsmit - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Trump-bashing Emmy Awards pull worst ratings ever

The Dodgers were on. I like the Dodgers. I don’t much care one way or the other about the Atlanta Falcons (sorry, boss), but I love to see the Pukers getting their heads handed to them, and that’s what the Falcons were doing.

So even if you’ve got two TVs on the same wall, it’s hard to think of a reason you’d want to take up space on one of them to watch a bunch of self-admiring actors giving themselves made-up awards. Add to this the fact that almost everyone who gets up on stage starts bashing Donald Trump, and you have to think people will be tuning out left and right.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEECH TO UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

By News on the Net - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Who is going to tell Black Lives Matter that mobs don’t get to decide trial outcomes?

Before St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty on Friday of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith, black activists warned Judge Timothy Wilson that there would be riots if he did not find Stockley guilty. That was a clear attempt to intimidate the judge into tossing aside his assessment of the case on the facts and the legal merits, and to enter a verdict of guilty simply to appease the angry mob that would accept nothing else.

To his credit, Judge Wilson ignored this threat and ruled on the facts of the case as he saw them, and the result of that was that Stockley was found not guilty.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, September 18, 2017 - Full Story

‘Democratic Party not working’: Bernie won’t run as a Dem in 2018 - rips Hillary’s claim that he did

Earlier, Dan explained how Bernie’s single-payer plan would nearly double the entire, already-unsustainable, federal budget. For anyone else, those numbers might be a sign that your loopy pet project is doomed before it even gets off the ground. For Bernie Sanders, who cares not for reality, they’re irrelevant.  He’s going to push ahead, and continue fighting for his single-payer dream.

But, despite being the man who best represents the leftist-statist mindset, he will not be pursuing his goals as a Democrat.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, September 18, 2017 - Full Story

Moral Equivalence in Charlottesvile

Violence is one of the “messy implications of fighting for liberation.” So say the Reverend Traci Blackmon and three other authors in a remarkable op-ed piece in the New York Times that ran in the wake of the recent events in Charlottesville. (NY Times, Sept 1, 2017)

The attitude of Reverend Blackmon and her fellow authors, all Christian ministers, can be summed up as follows: Violence comes with the territory. We don’t condone it, but we understand that it is unavoidable. If our efforts inspire some to commit violence, this will not prevent us from continuing our efforts, and it should not prevent others from joining us. At least our violence is committed in the service of a just cause, which is more than can be said for the right’s violence. (Reverend Blackmon is one of the founders of Black Lives Matter, whose efforts contributed, among other things, to the murder of five police officers in Dallas in July of 2016.)

By Tom McCaffrey - Monday, September 18, 2017 - Full Story