Mr. Trump’s Mandate

An interesting moment in last night’s CNN Townhall with GOP candidate Donald J. Trump occurred during his discussion of Obamacare, and his plans for an alternate health care strategy.  Let’s cut to the video:

 

The most contentious provision of Obamacare is the mandate that everyone be covered or be subject to a fine.  In fact, the legal gymnastics undergone by Chief Justice John Roberts that the mandate was actually a tax, and therefore legal, has provided Mr. Trump with the basis for his criticism of Ted Cruz as the erstwhile sponsor of Roberts during the nomination hearings.

But, here we are, in Donald’s own words saying, “I LIKE THE MANDATE.” (emphasis mine).  I asked a FB friend and true Trump believer about this, and he denied Trump said anything of the kind.  IKR.

cruz-or-loseA truly been a remarkable primary season, indeed.

 

This is the World Famous Friday Open Thread:  A Free Speech Zone.

 

WFFOT:  #CruzOrLose

 

 

 

7 years after The Russian Reset

You remember the famous Russian Reset, don’t you?  It was an attempt of Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration to improve relations between the United States and Russia in 2009.  Mrs. Clinton gave the Rooskies a big red button with the Russian word for “reset” on it, symbolic of the new and improved relationship between the two superpowers.  Unfortunately, Mrs. Clinton’s button used the Russian word for “overcharge” rather than “reset.”  IKR

Fast Forward 7 years. Mrs. Clinton is now running for President based largely on her experience and the historical nature of being the 1st female President.  So how would you evaluate her first big initiate as Secretary of State, the Reset?

russian-resetAnti-smoking posters in Moscow have used the image of U.S. President Barack Obama smoking to deter smokers — saying that both he and cigarettes are killers.

The poster has a photoshopped image of the U.S. president and the words: “Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he kills a lot of people. Don’t smoke — don’t be like Obama.”

Russian State Duma opposition deputy Dmitry Gudkov published a photograph of the bus stop poster on Facebook, adding a Soviet joke about freedom of speech in the United States versus the Soviet Union — essentially, Soviet citizens were free to criticize U.S. presidents while standing in Red Square.  source

Helluva job Hillary.

 

Rules? In a knife fight?

Each time I hear Donald Trump complain about the supposed unfairness of the Cruz campaign in the closing moments of the Iowa Caucuses, it’s hard not to be reminded of the knife fight scene from Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Frankly, the Trump Schtick is beginning to wear thin with me.  I’m on the record as saying he will get my vote if he wins the nomination, but I’m beginning to doubt if he has the staying power to finish the Primary season, much less mount an effective general election campaign.

If Trump wants to talk about unfairness, then let’s hear him come out for the inclusion of Carly Fiorina in the upcoming ABC debate.

Election Day 2014: The Evil Party Evicted Nation Wide

I noticed the Texas elections got little attention in the national news last night, since it was never close for the highest profile races and the fact that no member of the Evil Party has won a state wide office in twenty two years. Clearly understandable, since there were many close races across the nation and many shocking victories for the GOP, especially if one considers how close the various polls showed some races were…even though they weren’t.

Now she knows what it’s like to be discarded.

In Texas current AG Greg Abbott, as expected, won the election for Governor by twenty points(59.3 to 38.9). Personally, I thought he would win by an even larger margin, but the Evil Party thought they really had a great candidate, one that was firmly in lock step with their agenda and a dear, dear friend of the eugnenist at Planned Parenthood. She and her sleazy act will not be missed and I sincerely wish she would just go away, now.

In another election that was even more obscure, but was a significant victory for us in Dallas County, the abyssmal and corrupt District Attorney was defeated. While I’m sure he is quite sad today, no other person or group is sadder than the Innocence Project over his defeat. We now have a real DA with prosecutorial experience.

For further weepy, excuse making coverage for these two victories from the Dallas Morning news, there is this piece on the Governor’s election and this one for the new District Attorney.

For national election news, I recommend RCP as the go to source.

As for the many victories of the Stupid Party over the Evil Party nationwide, I am still absorbing the context of election day. If nothing else it gives a modicum of hope for the next two years.

Wonders Never Cease! SCOTUS Upholds Texas Voter ID Law

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What a pleasant pre-college football Saturday this has turned out to be.

In an unsigned 6-3 decision, the SCOTUS has “ordered” that the voter ID law be allowed…for now.

For an extensive explanation of the order and the future standing of the ID law is HERE.

I have no idea how the ID law will fare in further court actions, as the federal judge(appointed by President Obola) is determined to prove the law is unconstitutional, which the SCOTUS did not address in this order.

In any event, it is a happy day knowing that for at least this federal election(early voting in Texas starts Monday the 20th) voters that make an appearance at polling stations will have to identify themselves. This gives legal voters more certainty and confidence that their vote actually means something.

At least for this election, the race-baiters and other libturds that would weaken the election process are pushed back.

The Battle For The Soul Of The GOP Is Well Joined

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“We don’t intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all.” — President Ronald Reagan

I have contended for a number of years that the real fight isn’t between the GOP and the DemocRats, it is between conservatives and Republicans by party name only.

This fight against conservatives has been gleefully joined by RINO’s and Libturds, as conservatives and their principles are a threat to all the ill gotten gains they have made together by expanding government at every level and rapidly decreasing the freedom and liberty of our citizens.

Too often we are exposed to carefully positioned articles, essays and reports from various sources aligned against conservatives. The recurring theme has been that the Tea Party/conservatives are finished and that the moderate/rational Republicans are reasserting control over the GOP.

With the unexpected defeat of Eric Cantor in the VA. primary last night, the tremor felt last week in Mississippi(Cochran’s expected defeat) was a prelude to the serious earth shaking felt today and the feared after shock that may result in Tennessee(Alexander’s expected defeat).

What cannot be overlooked in Brat’s defeat of Cantor is an historical fact, never in U.S. history has a House Majority Leader been defeated in a primary.

Following are some links I have found interesting and should be considered much more realistic than those the RINOs and Libs would have you believe.

How the Tea Party Took Over the GOP in Texas

Dave Brat Defeats Eric Cantor, and Writes the New Conservative Playbook

GOP Leadership Fallout: House Of Cards Meets Game Of Thrones

What Cantor’s Defeat Means

Lamar Alexander, Thad Cochran Brace for Falls After Cantor Crumbles


Finally, this story…This prominent conservative says immigration reform isn’t necessarily dead. I read the article thoroughly and could not find this alleged “prominent conservative” that was supposed to enlighten us on the amnesty legislation pending in Congress, because it certainly can’t be the Sharia supporting Grover Norquist.

If you like your NSA surveillance program, you can keep it

In July, an amendment sponsored by Rep Justin Amash failed to pass muster in the House.  This amendment would have ended the “indiscriminate collection” of American’s telephone records, to those records that pertain to a person who is subject to an investigation under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.

It failed, 217-205.

The vote was very close, and disappointing for citizens who believe that their Constitutional right to privacy is being violated on a daily basis.  Frankly, I’m amazed that this has gotten so little play in the Press.

I have a message for those Americans who like their NSA surveillance program:  You can keep it. 

For the rest of us, Rep. Amash is now sponsoring a new bill.

big-brotherThe legislation, titled The USA Freedom Act, would, if signed into law, curb the National Security Agency’s ability to conduct communications sweeps and close a “back door” to information by requiring a court order when performing searches of Americans in data already collected without warrants.

“It’s getting out of control. “… “(Courts are issuing) general warrants without specific cause, … and you have one agency that’s essentially having superpowers to pass information onto others.”  —  Justin Amash, 11/6/2013.

Surprisingly, John Boehner and the establishment GOP is against this legislation.  This disgraceful group of so-called conservatives includes my own Congress-critter, Gregg Harper.

Is your Congressman on the list of those who voted against the original legislation?  Check here to see.  Then, send them a note, and let them know what you think.

This is truly an idea whose time has arrived.

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