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Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann (Chuck on the Right Side

Most Recent Articles by Chuck Lehmann:

“You Cannot Multiply Wealth by Dividing it”

Apr 19, 2017 — Chuck Lehmann

That’s a phrase that Dr. Adrian Rogers coined (in 1984) which today takes on special meaning by the policies put forth by the former Obama Administration, the Democrat Party, and its effect on our society.

The complete passage that Dr. Rogers wrote is as follows:

  • You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
  • You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
  • The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
  • Whenever somebody receives something without working for it, somebody else has to work for it without receiving.
  • When half the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, this is the beginning of the end for any nation.



Feb 6, 2017 — Chuck Lehmann

That phrase cannot be attributed to any one particular person, but the gist of that saying gives poignancy to today’s liberal (a/k/a Progressive) thinking of the many government policies and programs that have not turned out the way they were originally intended.  Do any government policies ever turn out the way they were intended?

Perception Manipulators

Jan 12, 2017 — Chuck Lehmann

Popular novelist and author, David Balducci, has coined a phrase that seems to be on the money when describing what is going on in the dissemination of news and information in our country today. It is the term, “Perception Manipulators”.

That phrase, along with the phrase “fake news”, has reached epidemic proportions in our country today.  This past presidential election was inundated with “fake news” and “perception manipulators”, which was mostly championed by the Democrats (a/k/a Liberals and Progressives).  Day after day, week after week, the drumbeat, by the liberal media and the Democrats, of negative stories about Donald Trump, filled the airways and newspapers with stories about the “evil” intentions of Donald Trump.  It didn’t matter if the stories were true or not, whatever it took to make Trump look bad was the goal of these less than honest “perception manipulators”.

Are Enormous Speaking Fees and Huge Donations Really Camouflaged Bribes?

Oct 17, 2016 — Chuck Lehmann

We all know that taking money from someone by a politician or a government official in order to get a favorable government action, is a felony and is called a bribe. Well, suppose the payment of money is in the form of an enormous speaking fee to a spouse or a generous donation to a certain charitable foundation that a particular politician or government official runs or has an interest in, should that be considered a bribe or a “quid pro quo”?  Does that sound like a situation that the Clinton’s are involved in?

Suppose Hillary Clinton is elected president, how would she be able to to deal with foreign countries, foreign leaders or oligarchs that have contributed millions of dollars to her spouse, Bill Clinton, and to the Clinton Foundation?  Do you think that those countries that have donated millions of dollars to Bill Clinton (and Hillary Clinton after her stint as Secretary of State), and the Clinton Foundation, did so out of the goodness of their hearts, or do you think they expected something positive in return for their largess?  Is the Pope Catholic? Of course.

You Can’t Polish Horse Manure!

Sep 4, 2016 — Chuck Lehmann

Every time another damaging item of scandal comes to light about Hillary Clinton, a gaggle of Hillary idolaters and sycophantic media pundits fall all over themselves in making excuses for her indiscretions and lies. As an example, a loyal Clinton flack, lawyer Lanny Davis, is always trotted out to spin the facts that it is just another right-wing conspiracy against the Clintons by trying to impugn the actions and motives of the “Simon Pure” Clintons for purely political purposes.  But, the overwhelming litany of misdeeds and obfuscations of Hillary (and Bill) makes it difficult for these Clinton apologists to make their hero a moral, trustworthy and sincere figure.  In other words, they can’t polish horse manure.

United We Stand, Divided We Fall!

Aug 31, 2016 — Chuck Lehmann

That phrase has been attributed to that fabled Greek story teller, Aesop, and by a passage in the bible (Mark 3:25) which stated, “And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand”.  As a Republican, I think that phrase has enormous meaning, especially in the upcoming presidential election.  Quite few disgruntled Republicans, have stated that because of differences between themselves and the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, they will not vote for him or endorse him for president.  The Democrats, on the other hand, join together no matter what their differences are and prepare to win the next election.  The Republicans, some not all, seem to carry their differences to the extreme and do just the opposite out of principle.

I believe that our country is basically a center-right country, but we Republicans consistently lose elections to center-left candidates representing the Democrats.  It seems to be that we are always grabbing defeat out of the jaws of victory.  Are we that stupid?  The answer is probably YES!

Like it Never Really Happened!

Aug 28, 2016 — Chuck Lehmann

That’s the advertising phrase , “Like it Never Really Happened”, that the cleanup disaster company “Serv-Pro” uses to remind customers of their services.  To hear and watch the media talk about the presidential campaign, you’d think that Hillary Clinton has led an exemplary life with little or no conflicts of interest or breeches of law.  The media acts like a paid “Super Pac” of the Democrat Party, Democrats good, Republicans bad.  They seem to completely overlook all of Hillary’s indiscretions over the past 30 years, it’s “Like it Never Really Happened”.

It seems that every 4 years the Democrats trot out the same old scenario, the Republicans are sexists, racists, bigots, homophobes, nativists, and a host of other epithets to demonize the Republicans (and now Trump).  It seems that those damning words are okay, according to the media, if directed at the Republicans, but when Trump calls Hillary Clinton a bigot, the media goes crazy in pseudo-indignation and alarm.  A perfect example of hypocrisy in action.

Blinded to the Facts!

Aug 7, 2016 — Chuck Lehmann

Whenever I write about liberal Democrats (of which I was one many years ago), I am constantly reminded of a phrase that sort of describes them to a tee, it goes like this;  “They are blinded to the facts by their loony liberal ideology”.

The term “cognitive dissonance” aptly describes their public pronouncements, and what they really know to be true, which is not what they said in public. Saying one thing, but believing something else.  Many of the liberal Democrats are educated people who adhere to the “party line”, even though they know that what they are saying doesn’t meet the “smell test” of verifiable facts.

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, and Speak No Evil

Jun 26, 2016 — Chuck Lehmann

This maxim or proverb, that originated in 17th Century Japan (using 3 monkeys as symbols), seems to apply to the Obama Administration and to Hillary Clinton.  In the Western world, the phrase is often used to refer to people who deal with impropriety by “turning a blind eye” to it, or as someone with a lack of moral responsibility by looking the other way or by feigning responsibility.  Do Obama and Hillary meet that criteria?

The four major scandals of the Obama Administration, along with Hillary as Secretary of State, have the finger prints of that proverb all over them including 1) Fast and Furious (selling arms to Mexican drug cartels), 2) the Benghazi attack (where 4 Americans were murdered, including our Ambassador to Libya, 3) the targeting and harassment, by the I.R.S., of Conservative groups, by refusing them charitable tax status, and 4) the use, against State Dep’t. Policy, of a private e-mail server by Hillary in the conduct of her duties.

An “Amnesia Stonewall”!

Jun 25, 2016 — Chuck Lehmann

How can so-called very intelligent politicians, who seem to remember anything that might get them votes, suddenly get a case of an “Amnesia Stonewall” when asked questions about certain situations by investigators pertaining to their jobs or positions that they hold.

As the F.B.I. continues its investigation into the use of a private e-mail server used by Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State, the people closest to her (her aides) have had a problem remembering what they saw and heard regarding the e-mail matter. The phrases, “I don’t recall”, and “I don’t remember”, tumble off their lips when asked some very pertinent questions which they should have been able to answer with little or no problem.  Do you think they might be covering up for their boss?  This is a scenario just like the members of the Mafia have used when they were questioned about their unlawful activities.  The phrase, “I don’t know nuttin” was a common answer by the mobsters, most likely under advice of their lawyers.

“Figures Don’t Lie, But Liars Do Figure”

Jun 13, 2016 — Chuck Lehmann

This proverb, that has been attributed to Mark Twain, has some real relevance during this presidential campaign season.  Both major political candidates have accused each other of lying.  Is one right, or are both?  Is is one more prone to be called a liar than the other?

Well, let’s take a look.  Donald Trump has a tendency to brag, bluster, and exaggerate when making statements, but people seem to think that he is not a “congenital liar” (aside from their other perceptions of him), but the same could not be said of his opponent, Hillary Clinton, who was dubbed a “congenital liar” by the late N.Y. Times columnist William Safire, way back in 1995.

People Who Live in Glass Houses

Jun 7, 2016 — Chuck Lehmann

The famous expression is:  “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones”, which means don’t criticize other people when you yourself have faults and weaknesses of your own.

So it is with Hillary Clinton.  She’s been blasting Donald Trump for his involvement in Trump University (not a real university, but a real estate seminar organization) as being a “scam” operation, but, upon closer inspection, she, and mainly her husband, have been involved in a much larger “university” operation called the “Laureate Education University”, with main headquarters in Baltimore, Md., with most of its operations in Central and South America and in Europe.  What is the involvement of the Clinton’s in this university, which some have called a real “scam operation”?  Let’s see.

Who’s The Enemy?

Apr 16, 2016 — Chuck Lehmann

It boggles my mind that some conservative G.O.P. members would vote for Hillary Clinton or not vote at all if Donald Trump gets the Republican nomination.  That’s like cutting off your nose to spite your face.  They totally ignore Reagan’s “80% Rule” which states that a Republican should vote for the Republican candidate who agrees with 80% of what you believe.  Whether you love or hate Donald Trump, I’m sure his views would meet that 80% plateau as compared with the 0% that Hillary Clinton (or Bernie Sanders) has spelled out.

Symbolism over Substance

Feb 9, 2016 — Chuck Lehmann

No matter where you look or what you see or hear, some people are trying to make things seem better or different than what they really are.  That is the tactic of putting “symbolism” over “substance”.

We see it used everyday, especially in the area of politics.  A good example is the announcement that President Obama is going to cut $18 billion from the budget.  On the surface, that seems like a very substantial amount of savings (I’m not against cutting waste, in fact, I favor it), but this amount is but ½ of 1% of the total budget he has proposed, which numbers over a trillion dollars of spending.  He has hailed it as a major happening, implying that he is on top of extravagant, wasteful government spending.  If you believe that, than I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you!  That’s symbolism over substance, pure and simple.

George W. Bush Made Me Do It!

Feb 7, 2016 — Chuck Lehmann

Bernie Sanders has been verbally hitting Hillary Clinton about her vote in the Senate giving Pres. George W. Bush authority to go to war in Iraq.  She has claimed that, in hindsight and in trying to appease the left-wing of the Democrat Party, that she made a mistake and blamed, as usual, Pres. Bush for spreading false information.