When Did So Many Americans Become So Irrational, Dishonest, and Anti-American?

As I watch the “news” or scroll through my internet home page “news” feed I constantly find myself wondering when  we got to a place where we now have two Americas that are so different. As I wrote last week, we have always had differences of opinion in American politics, sometimes strong differences of opinion. This is also true in other countries, but in many other countries people are not allowed to express opposing views as freely as we are in America. This is how our Founding Fathers wanted our Constitutional Republic to function. However, I do not believe the Founding Fathers had any idea how, irrational, dishonest and anti-American so many people in America would become!

Many of these irrational, dishonest and anti-American people are members of the “Washington Cesspool”.  Others simply have a sense of personal entitlement .The things they all usually have in common are an obsession with self-interest, a total lack of personal integrity and an open hatred for President Trump and his supporters. .

Here are a few examples of people and organizations who are working to “shred” our Constitution and destroy America, either deliberately or as a result of their actions:

  • Obama – During his first Presidential victory speech Obama loudly proclaimed, “we are going to fundamentally change America”. His open hatred for everything American and sense of personal entitlement is inarguable.
  • Hillary – She just gave a speech before a large crowd in INDIA that expressed a depth of hatred for large portions of America that was extreme even for her. Another recurring theme of the speech was her irrational obsession with the belief that she actually won the election, should be (or is) President and is going to personally solve all of America’s problems.
  • Bernie Sanders – He is the man who has never had an actual job in the private sector, and is an avowed Socialist (Communist), who preaches income redistribution. He now owns three homes. One of them is an expensive ($575,000) vacation home that they bought with cash.
  • Maxine Waters – She has a long record of unethical (some criminal) activity but is still screaming “impeach Barney Fife”. She lives in a very expensive home in a private gated community that is not in her district.
  • Antifa – This is supposed to be an anti-fascist organization but is actually a well-organized and heavily funded fascist organization. The Obama Administration gave it a special tax exempt status that allows it to engage in political activity.
  • BLM – This is an openly disruptive anti-American organization that is well-organized and heavily funded. The Obama Administration gave it a special tax exempt status that allows it to engage in political activity.
  • The Main Stream Media (MSM) – It is inarguable that it is obsessed with the destruction of the Trump Administration. Actual “NEWS” reporting ceased to exist anywhere in these organizations years ago.
  • The “Woman’s March” organizers and speakers – The hatred for President Trump and his supporters that these people “spewed”, and continue to “spew”, is incredible.
  • Adam Schiff – This man regularly leaves CLOSED DOOR committee hearings to leak “information” to the press. He is obsessed with being in front of TV cameras with his claims that he has proof of Trump Russia collusion, but he cannot produce it.
  • Jeff Flake – He is a RINO Republican with an open hatred for President Trump and his supporters. Now he is publicly calling for someone to run against President Trump in his 2020 PRIMARY. A sitting president being challenged by someone in his own party in a primary election is something that simply does not happen.
  • The Washington Cesspool – The Senate still has not approved over 100 of President Trump’s choices to be part of his Administration. Some actually have formal “holds” placed on their consideration by an “un-named” Senator for “unexplained” reasons. Compare that to Obama’s picks who were almost all instantly approved on the theory, as publicly stated by RINO McCain,” that the President deserves to have who he wants in his administration”. It is amazing that President Trump has accomplished what he has with so many key positions in his Administration not staffed.

When you add people from other countries to the forces from within who are working at shredding our Constitution and destroying America, we are facing a serious crisis in America. A crisis unlike anything we have experienced since the Civil War, which began in April 1861!

If the Left ever regains control of our Federal Government they will never give it up again! We cannot let that happen!





Will the Left’s “Blind Obsession” With Power Destroy Them, Or All of Us?

People having a ”blind obsession” with power is not a new phenomenon. This obsession has existed as long as mankind has existed, and will continue to exist as long as mankind does. It also exists in nature in the form of survival of the fittest. In nature it is a good thing. In mankind it can be a good thing but the majority of the time it is not.

In the “Washington Cesspool” we have two different and very visible “blind obsessions” with power. One is all the people who are obsessed with becoming President of the United States of America. The other is all the people who are obsessed with amassing personal power in positions other than being President of The United States of America. All these people will say or do anything to achieve their goals even if it is the opposite of what they said or did in the past, at times in front of TV cameras. Unfortunately all these people are being fully supported by the RINO Republicans and the MSM. The Democrats, RINO Republicans and the MSM all have one thing in common. They see President Trump and his supporters as the primary obstacle to achieving their personal goals and are united in their obsession with destroying the Trump Presidency, at any cost.

Here are a few examples:

  • Senator Schumer has never expressed any interest in being President but he is clearly obsessed with having total control of the Senate.
  • Senator Booker is obsessed with being President. He sees himself as the next Obama and his position in the Senate as a temporary next step to becoming President.
  • RINO Kasich had a great resume for being President, until he ran for President and his true “colors” were revealed. He is a self-possessed ego manic who cannot be trusted in any way. He is still attacking President Trump and talking about a third party run in 2020 which could easily turn the election over to the Democrats.
  • Senator Kamala Harris sees herself as the first female Obama and her position in the Senate as a temporary next step to becoming President.
  • Congresswoman Pelosi has shown no interest in running for President but is obsessed with having absolute power over the U.S. House of Representatives again. This would put her in line to becoming President. Remember Gerald Ford.
  • Assistant A.G. Rosenstein, an Obama holdover, appointed Mueller to head up the “Russia investigation” and is in charge of the investigation. He is also the person who called the White House recently to inform them that the DOJ was not ready to approve the security clearances necessary for White House staff like Jared Kushner to do their jobs! Trump has been President for over thirteen months, plus the transition time from his election in November until he was sworn in. Based on past administrations, especially Obama’s, these delays in approving security clearances are inconceivable!
  • Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago and former Obama Chief of Staff, has begun issuing I.D. cards to illegals that can also be used to register to vote!
  • Oakland California Mayor, Libby Schaaf publicly warned Illegals about planned ICE raids. She said that she “was protecting local residents”. The planned raids were targeting Illegals who had committed crimes other than being here illegally! REMEMBER KATE STEINLE! California issues drivers licenses to illegals, which allows them to vote. This adds millions to the voter rolls, with almost all of them voting Democrat. That is the real reason she and other people like her do what they do. Remember Hillary’s popular vote margin in California. It was more than her total national popular vote margin!

History has proven that people having a “blind obsession” with power will ultimately destroy many people’s lives. Look at the ancient Greeks and Romans! I see frightening similarities to what happened to them happening in America today!

As noted above the Left will say and do anything for power and are obsessed with gaining more on November 6, 2018. WE CANNOT LET THAT HAPPEN!  I am absolutely convinced that if they do gain power like they had during the Obama Administration they will never give it up again.



President Trump, the Master Negotiator, has the Democrats Between “A Rock and A Hard Place”!

President Trump has really figured out how to be a very successful Chief Executive of the greatest country in the world. And the “Washington Cesspool” HATES IT! The Democrats, Main Stream Media and hard core RINO Republicans are desperately trying to figure out how to avoid giving President Trump a win at any level, but regardless of what they do they will LOSE!  President Trump has offered to sign a major, bi-partisan immigration reform bill with the first item on the bill being DACA reform that potentially gives millions of “dreamers” amnesty and a potential path way to citizenship. This is way more than the Democrats ever dreamed of getting passed. However, the bill also must include maximum border protection, the end to chain migration as it is today, and the end to the immigration lottery program.

The hard “Right” does not like the proposed DACA reform, but I think they are missing the point. Many “Dreamers” do contribute to our country while others have criminal records other than being brought here illegally as a child. Those with criminal records will be arrested and deported! With the Trump proposed reform bill we should not have the problems we had when President Regan signed an amnesty bill in 1986. Under the new proposed immigration reform bill we will have maximum border protection that includes:

  • A new fence where it is appropriate
  • Increased electronic surveillance where it is appropriate
  • A major increase in Border Patrol staffing
  • An end to “catch and release” policies at the border
  • An end to “chain migration” as it exist today and the immigration lottery program

All this means is that we decide who we allow to immigrate into our country.

The bill President Reagan signed in1986 effectively incentivized an increase in illegal immigration. The Clinton and Obama Administrations actually “encouraged’ the illegals to come here with the belief that the Democrats could help them vote illegaly until they could make them legal. I firmly believe that Hillary would have lost the popular vote by a significant margin without their illegal votes. If President Trump and the Republicans take the lead on solving the DACA and illegal immigration problems the Democrats will not be able to count on their illegal votes in the future.

I also believe that President Trump knows the Democrats, with the support of the MSM and RINO Republicans, will not give him a win on anything, even DACA reform as generous as what he just proposed. Either way he wins. He wins now with a complete comprehensive immigration reform bill followed by other important bills, or in a Conservative Republican landslide in the November 6 midterm elections. After that it will not matter what the Democrats do!

Presidents Trump’s SOTU speech was the most patriotic, inspiring and emotional speech I have ever heard! The speech was not just about immigration reform, it was about everything that must be done, on a bipartisan basis to make “America Great Again”! Based on the Democrat’s reactions during and after the speech, President Trump did not just back the Democrats into a corner, he body slammed each and every one of them into that corner so hard that they will lose no matter what they say or do to try and get out of that corner!



The Democrats, RINO Republicans and MSM are Making it Clear That They will Go to Any Lengths to Destroy the Trump Presidency, and Consequently, America!

Is America’s second civil war imminent?

I wrote last week about president Trump’s masterful efforts to move America forward with COMPREHENSIVE immigration reform. The President promised, during a White House bi-partisan, bi-Carmel (both House and Senate members) meeting that he would sign any reasonable, bi partisan COMPREHENSIVE immigration reform bill they put on his desk. Unfortunately that goal does not fit in with the Democrats’ refusal to give up on their obsession with “fundamentally changing America” to make it part of a “one world order”. The Democrat’s reaction to the President’s promise has now become all-out war on the Trump Presidency! And, as expected the RINO Republicans and MSM are rushing to “sign up” on the Democrat’s side of the war.

As defined by President Trump, bi-partisan COMPREHENSIVE immigration reform must include a DACA fix, funding for strengthening border security, and changes to our immigration laws regarding merit based immigration versus our current lottery and chain immigration policies. President Trump promised he would sign any bi-partisan bill they put on his desk if it included these reasonable components. As I watched the meeting on live TV it was obvious that the Democrats in the meeting were shocked when President Trump made that promise. This was one more confirmation for me that the Democrats have every intention of doing anything but what the President wants in their efforts to destroy this President and the America he is trying to save. The Democrats’ agenda includes a “by any means necessary policy” to achieve their objectives. Based on the Democrat’s, RINO Republican’s and MSM’s actions after the meeting, I was right.

Instead of working on a reasonable COMPREHENSIVE immigration reform bill as noted above this is what happened:

  • RINO Graham and Dick Durban immediately “concocted” a proposed DACA bill that was only what the Democrats wanted, and immediately tried to go through a “back door” to get President Trump to agree to it. I repeat, this was not a bi-partisan COMPREHENSIVE immigration reform bill. It was a ridiculous and disgusting attempt to get only what the Democrats wanted without addressing any of the other issues that need to be addressed immediately. There was absolutely no chance this was going to work. However, when it failed miserably RINO Graham loudly and publicly blamed the failure on “someone on the White House staff convincing President Trump to chance his position at the last minute”. In one impromptu press conference RINO Graham even said that this was an indication that the President was unstable on his positon on various issues!
  • Dick Durban, with RINO Graham’s help started a ridiculous and unprecedented attack on President Trump claiming that he is a total racist. Democrats, RINO Republicans and the MSM are making sure this dominates every news cycle and congressional hearing. The first Congressional hearing where this happened was a Senate hearing with DHS Secretary, Kristjen Nielsen regarding what Congress needed to do to strengthen border security, which is a necessary part of COMPREHENSIVE immigration reform. The Secretary was an absolute professional in every way while every Democrat on the committee was an embarrassment to the title U.S. Senator! If you did not watch the hearing look up her response to Cory Booker. He insisted on continually focusing on President Trump being a total racist, and his, all for the TV cameras, response to her was a disgusting attack!
  • Democrats and RINO Republicans are taking every opportunity, including speeches from the Senate floor, to publicly rant about the alleged President’s failures and him being unstable, with the eager assistance of the MSM. The White House Press Corp took this to an extreme when they spent a never before seen 56 minutes grilling the White House Dr. about the detailed results of the President’s recent physical. This included many questions that were deliberate efforts to openly question the results of the President’s physical and sanity! The press was especially horrified when the Dr. stated unequivocally that, “the President’s physical results indicate that he could serve out the remainder of this term and the next one if he chooses to run again”.
  • The Democrats have added a new line to their daily “talking points” memo. It is,

“everything good that happened during President Trump’s first year was a result of everything Obama did in his eight years in office”!

All this confirms my beliefs that we are about to enter an all-out war for the future of America. I also believe that the Democrats, RINO Republicans and MSM see the November elections as their last chance to “fundamentally change America” and are afraid they may not win (although they would NEVER admit this). We must stay vigilant and active if we want America to be great again!






How Can the Democratic Party and the MSM be so Dishonest?

As I try to follow current events in America and the rest of the world I constantly realize that I would have to suspend reality to actually believe the majority of what is being “reported”. Please know that I use the word “reported” very loosely in this article.

The Trump Russia Collusion story is a perfect example of how far to the Left the Democratic Party and MSM have gone. We have a special prosecutor that is accountable to no one and has an unlimited budget (of taxpayer dollars). He can investigate, and possibly file criminal charges against anyone he chooses. He is an egomaniac that has assembled one of the most biased and expensive group of lawyers in the history of the “Washington Cesspool”.  All because the Obama Administration and the Democrats claimed that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 Presidential election.

Yes, Russia does “meddle” in other countries elections and lots of other things, but the U.S. and many other countries do that too! If you want to know which country is the “meddler in chief” just do a goggle search, “the U.S history of interfering in other countries elections”.  You will be amazed to find how much WE have been doing that and how long!  There are several articles that list six specific examples of the Obama Administration interfering in foreign elections, including Israel’s last Prime Minister election and Macedonia’s Democratic Presidential election. Obama actually spent U.S. tax payer dollars, and in some instances sent Americans to work on election campaigns of the people he preferred to win those six elections!  Hillary was the Secretary of State when some of this U.S. involvement in other countries’ elections was happening. Where were the Democrats and the MSM when these events were actually happening?

Another example of the Left’s and MSM’s obsession with twisting the truth to make it fit their desired outcome is the constant and loud stream of misinformation they are “reporting”.  The vocal Democrats and the MSM “reporting” is all about how bad everything is in America, how unpopular President Trump is and how many seats the Democrats are going to win back in the U.S. House and Senate in Nov 2018. I also noticed that they rarely provide much information to validate the “polls” they are referring to in their effort to prove their points?  I would think that they would have learned in November 2016 that this is not a winning strategy!

I began this article with a specific question because I simply do not believe that there are that many Americans now who are so uninformed,, or totally Left leaning Liberal that will believe the Democrat’s and MSM’s massive “lie and redirect” campaign. However, after I thought about it more I realized that the Left is using basic advertising techniques in their efforts to take back control of our government. A key rule of advertising is to maximize “reach and frequency”, which means how many times you’re advertising will be seen or heard by what people. The more times your target audience sees or hears your message the higher the odds are that they will positively respond to it. The Democrats and the MSM know this and are obviously making a concerted effort to convince enough people in America that they are right and to vote for their ideas! If we Conservatives do not stay vigilant and active they just might take back America with these tactics!

The Left Cannot Believe That it Lost the Election and Continues to lose!

In several of my past articles I noted that the Democrats get up every morning with a text message, voice mail or electronic memo telling them what the party’s talking points are for the day. All you have to do to recognize this is watch and listen anytime a Democrat steps up to a microphone. The Democratic Party leadership also keeps a tight rein on its member to assure that they stay “on” these talking points. Note to Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Tom Perez and Keith Ellison: This is NOT working well for your party now, but please keep doing it!

The Democratic Party’s obsession with “our way or else” has been happening for a long time, but now it has reached a point where the party’s leadership has completely lost touch with what is actually happening in America. It appears that the party’s leadership also still believes that anyone who helps carry out the party’s agenda is immune to any negative consequences, regardless of what they do.

What is happening in America now:

  • After many months of investigations by Congressional committees and the Special Council, and a waste of millions of dollars of taxpayer money, there has not been a single thread of evidence produced confirming any Trump Russian collusion, or any attempts to interfere in the November 2018 election. The “Russia, Russia, Russia Collision” story is not only dying, it is focusing unwanted attention on the Democrats (who did actually collude with Russia).
  • The “Russia, Russia, Russia Collision” story has been replaced with the Democrats loudly claiming that Trump “Obstructed” justice when he fired Comey in an attempt to cover up the “Russia Collusion”. The “Obstruction of Justice” claim includes a reference to it being the basis for impeaching Trump.
  • The Main Stream Media continues to help the “Washington Cesspool” attack everything Trump, including fabricating “news” that is very detrimental to the Trump Presidency and America. One recent “fake news” report caused a short lived stock market crash, forced CNN to issue a public retraction of the report and the “reporter” who wrote the “fake news” story was suspended.
  • Information is becoming public that Mueller and various high ranking people in the DOJ and FBI were involved in Hillary’s “e-mail gate” cover up. Hillary and her staff were basically given a free pass while General Flynn and several other people are being prosecuted for allegedly lying to the FBI (not colluding with Russia).
  • Undeniable proof is being made public about various ranking DOJ and FBI staff working to protect Hillary and defeat Trump, and now they are working to impeach President Trump. The information that was made public about their unethical, and in some cases criminal activities is so “damning” that some of the Clinton/Obama “holdovers” had to be “reassigned” to try and cover up their activities.
  • Four Clinton/Obama “holdovers” have been charged with and convicted of crimes for illegally “unmasking” Trump campaign staff, transition staff, or staff members after he was sworn in. Information obtained in the illegal “unmasking” was then illegally leaked to the MSM. This is just the cases that have been publicly acknowledged. I am sure there are a lot more that are still sealed.
  • There are currently 27 open active investigations about Clinton/Obama “holdovers” illegally “unmasking” Trump campaign staff, transition staff and staff members after he was sworn in, and then illegally leaking information obtained during the illegal “unmasking” to the MSM. This is just the number of cases that has been publicly acknowledged. I am sure there are a lot more that have not been publicly acknowledged yet.
  • Obama and his supporters continue to constantly and publicly blast President Trump and his supporters. In a recent speech at an international climate change forum Obama apologized for America not being part of the forum, said that absence was “temporary” and that it was due to America “being leaderless right now”! And we thought that Jimmy Carter was a mean spirited, small, little man after he left the White House!

This is just a small sample of what the “Washington Cesspool” is doing in its continuing efforts to destroy America and make it part of a “One World Order”.

The Left is really going to “freak out” after the November 2018 and 2020 elections!  Wake up “Washington Cesspool”.  Middle America is wide awake and angry.



President Trump is Decisively Dealing With America’s Problems!

Pesident Trump is taking bold and LEGAL action to solve many of America’s long running problems in spite of a worthless Congress. Trump’s actions are forcing our self-centered and “do nothing” Congress to take legal action to deal with these things like they were supposed to do originally. In addition to Congress President Trump is also working against a totally dishonest Main Stream Media that is obsessed with helping destroy the Trump Presidency.

He rescinded Obama’s illegal DACA order that Congress has not bothered to fix.  The recension gives Congress six months to solve the problem legally. With the clear understanding that Congress is going to have to negotiate with him or he will veto whatever they send to his desk.

He rescinded Obama’s illegal Obamacare subsidies, which Congress did not agree to or do legally. Congress still has a short window to repeal and replace Obamacare with something that could actually work for the American people.

He signed an Executive Order directing the insurance regulatory agencies to remove any regulations that prevented people or groups from buying insurance across state lines. The order also directed the regulatory agencies to allow individuals to form groups, or join existing groups so they could buy insurance at lower group rates and to allow individuals to buy lower priced insurance plans that did not require people to buy coverage they did not need, like single males being required to buy coverage that had maternity benefits.

He refused to re-certify the ridiculous Iran Nuclear Deal. This effectively throws it back into Congress’ lap to try and make it better for America and the rest of the free world.

He and his Administration have dealt quickly and decisively with multiple disastrous hurricanes, multiple disastrous California wild fires and the worse mass murder in modern U.S. history.

He has met, and positively influenced, more world leaders in his first few months in office than Obama did in his eight years in office. Many world leaders are beginning to respect America again, and in many cases actually work with us to solve some of the world’s problems. This is happening in spite of the Democrat’s and RINO Republican’s rants to the contrary, the Main Stream Media’s obsession with dishonest reporting and fake news, and Obama “holdover’s” who are continuing their efforts to sabotage the Trump Presidency.

Nine months after President Trump was sworn in the ISIS capital of Raqqa was taken by a U.S. backed coalition of fighting forces!  It is amazing what is being accomplished with a change in the Commander in Chief, new battle tested military Commanders with the authority to make the decisions necessary to accomplish their objectives, and a change in the “Rules of Engagement”!

President Trump is accomplishing all this and more in spite of the fact that many of his chosen appointees, to various top positions in his administration, are being deliberately delayed by the Senate. This is another way that President Trump has exhibited his Senior Executive and Manager skills. He simply appointed qualified people to “acting positions” and watched the results to assure that they are doing the jobs well.

This is only a sample of what an amazing job President Trump is doing in spite of an unbelievable number of road blocks being constantly thrown out in front of him by the America hating “Never Trumpers”. This is a classic example of the difference between a highly qualified, skilled and successful MANAGER (President Trump) compared to an incompetent loser who constantly surrounds himself with incompetent sycophants and fails at everything (Obama). I wrote a detailed article about this in April and posted it here:  http://www.onlymakessense.com/business-management-101-trump-versus-obama-what-is-the-difference-between-successful-business-managers-and-incompetent-looser-managers/



The Main Stream Media, Everyone Else on the Left and the RINO Republicans Must be Living in a Parallel Universe?

As I watch the Main Stream Media (MSM) coverage of the events that happened last weekend in Charlottesville I am dumbfounded! The MSM, Democrats, RINO Republicans and everyone else that hates President Trump are all screaming that it was a “white extremist” event and somehow President Trump is to blame for it? They are also screaming that President Trump and his racist supporters are responsible for the rampart racism in America? The MSM and all the other Trump haters went even crazier when President Trump stated that there were bad people on both sides in Charlottesville!

If you watch any video or photos of the violence in Charlottesville you will clearly see that Antifa and BLM organized and paid protesters incited the violence, yet no one in the MSM or any of the Trump haters will acknowledge that.

The Charlottesville rally was a legal organized event to protest the removal of a Civil war statue. They had a rally permit, which they had to go to court to get. It was originally referred to as a “white lives matter” rally but immediately began to be called a white supremacist or extremist rally by the MSM. The protesters did not have a permit but were allowed to congregate and attack the people in the legal rally with clubs, urine, feces and chemical filled balloons, bottles and pepper spray, while the police initially stood by and let it happen. I saw one photo of a man using an aerosol spray can and cigarette lighter to create an improvised flame thrower to try and burn rally participants. When a “reporter”(?) asked him about it he claimed that he found the can on the ground and was just using it to defend himself, and that is what the “reporter”(?) published!

Antifa and BLM have been carrying out this kind of organized and paid for violence since their inception when Obama was President, with the MSM completely ignoring it and very few people being arrested and prosecuted. When the Mayor of Portland demanded to know why the Portland police handled a protest like they did in June the Portland Police Chief responded by posting an open letter to the Mayor detailing how they and a small legal rally were attacked by Antifa and BLM protesters, including using sling shots to launch feces, urine and chemical filled balloons and poison rodent bombs into their ranks plus using pepper spray, throwing water bottles and bricks and using clubs. Antifa and BLM violent protesters obviously come to protest events well prepared to be violent.  Many of them wear all black clothes, mask and protective gear like motorcycle helmets.

The police could have prevented the violence in Charlottesville, or at least reduced it to some degree if they had tried to keep the two groups apart and forced the violent protesters to disperse. But, somehow, according to the MSM and all the Trump haters it is still President Trump and his racist supporters who are responsible for all the violence.

Every day this week MSM outlets have been giving air time to anyone who will verbally attack President Trump (and his alleged racist white supporters). This included the cofounder of the national BLM organization who said that “white speech” is hate speech and therefore is not protected by the Constitution. But blocking freeways and chanting about killing police officers is OK?

Now even some FOX NEWS hosts are angrily pilling on!  Without Eric Bolling “The Specialist” at 5:00 is the latest “cannot watch” FOX show!

Clearly some people are living in a parallel universe?


The “LEFT” is Deliberately Pushing America into a Constitutional Crisis

There are actually five political groups/parties in America. They are Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green party, and Independents.  Only two of these, Democrat and Republican, actually function as effective political parties but the “Independents” do influence elections, especially Presidential elections. If you are not registered as a Democrat or Republican you cannot vote in some primary elections (in states with closed primaries) and can be limited in your ability to vote in primary runoff elections. This is why so many Americans are registered as Democrats or Republicans when they do not completely agree with their registered party’s official platform.

The five parties/groups are:

  • The Republicans “claim” to be a pro Constitution, pro capitalism, free market, smaller government, fiscally conservative party. This is “mostly right”. It would be “right” if it were not for much of the party leadership becoming “rinos” (Republican in name only) over the years due to a lack of term limits in Washington and too much “special interest” influence.
  • Originally the Democrats were the party of slave owners and pro segregation. The leaders of the KKK were Democrats (check out deceased Senator Byrd’s history). The party evolved over time and declared it was the party of the “working man” and maintained widespread support in the South and heavily blue collar (pro union) areas of the country. The Democrat party has more “straight party line” voters than any other party in America (they vote only for Democrats or democratic ballot initiatives no matter who or what they are). They were known as “yellow dog Democrats” in the South (they would vote for a yellow dog if it was on the Democratic ballot). The number of “straight party line Democrats” has dropped dramatically in the last 20 years as it became increasingly obvious that the party had been totally taken over by liberals/progressives (the Left). In recent years it became obvious that it no longer resembled the Democratic Party from the past. Zell Miller, a former governor of Georgia, whose family was a multi-generation “yellow dog Democrat” family published a book in 2003, “A National Party No More” detailing the destruction of the Democratic Party. This is now the political party that violently demands that nothing but their liberal/progressive agenda is acceptable in America.
  • The Libertarian party is basically a small government, live and let live party with limited influence in American politics. If they vote, other than for a Libertarian candidate or ballot initiative, they tend to vote Republican more than any other party, depending on the candidate or ballot issue.
  • The Green party is the most “extreme” party in America. They have the most extreme environmental, animal rights and human rights views imaginable and are obsessed with the “One World Order” movement. If they vote, other than for a Green Party candidate or ballot initiative, they usually vote Democrat.
  • The Independents are not really a party. These are the people who do not consider themselves as a member of an established political party. If they vote it is for specific issues or candidates who they can agree with. These are the voters that candidates specifically target in close elections.

As noted above, there are four organized political parties in America plus the Independents, but we basically function as a two party system at the polls, Democratic or Republican. Unfortunately one of those parties, the Democratic Party, has become so liberal/progressive that it only sees “their way” or “any other way”, with  “any other way” being totally wrong and unacceptable to them. During the recent 2016 Presidential election cycle the Left openly labeled everyone that did not totally agree with their views and support Hillary as racist, misogynist, xenophobic, homophobic, white supremacist, and fascist. This unyielding position from the left effectively puts everyone in America into an inflexible two party, us or them system, which is not the way it is supposed to be in America.

Since the November election the Left’s obsession with forcing their views on everyone in America has progressed to the point that we are on the verge of a Constitutional crisis. Every day now I see and hear things that make it clear to me that the Left does not believe in the U.S. Constitution and is increasingly willing to resort to anarchy to destroy it. America must continue to be a Constitutional Republic with the “Rule of Law”, as specifically spelled out in our Constitution, enforced or America will cease to exist!

As I said in closing some of my recent articles, getting President Trump elected was only the beginning. We must continue to support him, his staff and the actual Conservatives who are in Washington so President Trump can continue to do what he set out to do and pledged to do. Stay informed and involved. Communicate with your elected representatives and demand changes regarding term limits, open public records, transparency in all government activities, fiscal responsibility, and reasonable performance standards for all government employees!

When Did the NEWS Stop Being the NEWS, and WHY?

President Trump and his supporters have created a new name for the Main Stream Media (MSM) and have made it very popular in recent months. It is “fake news”!  I have personally been trying to understand the varied reports in the “MSM” in America, so this “fake news” description suddenly made sense to me. It began when I organized my thoughts about the MEDIA in America today, versus what we had when I was a child living in rural America. When I made that mental analogy, and thought about everything that is happening now it is easier for me to understand how the” MSM” got to be what it is today.

In the early 1950s it was “normal” for my family and all our neighbors to live in a three room, tin roofed house on a dirt road. We had “outdoor plumbing”, our meals were cooked on a wood stove and the other two rooms were heated by a ”pot-bellied stove”.

During the 1950’s three things happened that changed our lives forever (and ultimately the world).

  • The first thing was when we got an electric stove to cook our meals!
  • The second thing was when we got our first TV! We had to have an outdoor antenna mounted on a long water pipe so someone could go outside periodically and manually turn it until someone inside yelled that we could see something on the screen. There were only a very limited number of channels and they only had programs broadcast beginning in the late afternoon with “The News” at 6:00 and other programs until later at night when the programing ended with the late night “NEWS. The exception to this schedule was on weekends when there was a “late show” after the “NEWS”. And YES, we called it “THE NEWS” and the people delivering it “Reporters”. We never had any doubt that it was really the “NEWS”, and that it was being accurately “Reported”.

>   One of the many things we learned from “The News” was that trans-   continental flights were becoming somewhat common place for people other than ranking military officers or heads of state. The world was clearly “shrinking”.

  • The third thing was when we got telephone service. The phone company strung a line down our dirt road and hooked up all the houses on the road to that line. It was known as a “party line” since everyone on the line shared the line. Each house had its own different ring pattern so you knew if the call was for someone in your house.

Why did I say these three things changed our lives, and ultimately the world forever? Because they were the first steps to begin fifty years of rapid technological development that for all practical purposes “shrank” America and the world.  Suddenly more people had access to information every day that they never had before. And more importantly, the people providing the information began to realize that they were in a position that no one had ever been in before! They began to realize how much opportunity they had to influence the world. And then for some of these people “greed” kicked in and they began to be obsessed with feeding their egos and amassing “power and money”.

Fast forward for fifty years and look at the unimaginable technological advances we experienced. Computers, the internet, car phones, cable TV, satellite TV, cell phones, social media, iPhones, and iPads. Now practically everyone has access to “News” 24/7 and almost anyone can create “News” and share it. With every new media innovation the “News” became less reliable and the liberals and “MSM” became more obsessed with feeding their egos and amassing “power and money”!

In addition to the unimaginable technological advances something else happened during those fifty years. Liberals began to aggressively advance their liberal/progressive agenda in a number of ways. They began to slowly but steadily take control of the “MSM’ and many of our colleges and universities. When Obama stepped onto the national stage the timing was right for them to strike!  He was the perfect “tool” for the liberals and “MSM” to take the final steps to “fundamentally change America” (and the world).

Fast forward another ten years and the “MSM” has become so dishonest that it is becoming increasingly difficult to know what is true and what is not. All you have to do to see this is watch FOX News where the liberals like Bob Beckel, Julie Roginsky, Mary Anne Marsh, or any of the dozens of other hard left liberals who are on FOX regularly, when they “debate” the conservatives on FOX about various current events. When you do this you will have to wonder how two people’s views on the same subject could be so extraordinarily different that it is not possible for them to be on the same planet!  Their differences are not simply a different interpretation of facts. Somebody is staring into the camera and deliberately delivering “fake news”!  Every one of us has the right, and an obligation to choose our news sources carefully, to listen to both sides of an issue, and make a rational decision as to what is right for America, and then to insist that our elected officials “do the right thing”.


Trying to Reason With Liberals can be Challenging

As I researched, studied and wrote about where we are in politics in America today one thing kept coming back up in my thought process. It was how Liberals could be so irrational and unreasonable in their beliefs and their position on issues.  I actually had a lengthy discussion about this with some of the other “old guys” at my gym one morning, including a very liberal psychology professor. The consensus of opinion was that the reasoning portion of the brain simply does not work in people who are liberal.

The more I thought about this the more I began to believe that the “left brain, right brain” explanation that I wrote about earlier this year is too simplistic. There are too many different people who hold liberal views for this simple explanation to be valid. There are people from all races, backgrounds and professions who are Liberal. Many are very intelligent, highly educated and very successful in their chosen profession.

As I studied this subject and tried to figure out how to understand and interact with people who are Liberals, I noticed that they usually fall into one of five different groups:

  1. Liberals who are totally uninformed about facts regarding issues and do not have any interest in being informed.
  2. Liberals who think that they are informed when they are actually misinformed. This is because the people they usually associate with have deeply held liberal views which they constantly share with their friends.
  3. Liberals who acknowledge that Liberalism is not perfect but openly say that they prefer it over Conservatism. These people are different from the people in group “4”. They are much less demanding and personal agenda driven. Their mindset is more attuned to a “live and let live” lifestyle.

4.Liberals who simply want things to be the way they want it to be even if it is not logical or ethical. Unfortunately, too many of the young people in America today are in this group. There is no other way to explain how so many of them supported a professed Socialist for President or organized protests groups like Occupy or BLM.

  1. Liberals who are so agenda driven that they are deliberately working to make America be a Socialist/Communist country.

As I thought about how different Liberals can be in some ways, I also noticed that they do have some things in common:

Many of these Liberals had a bad life experience that shaped their views. Something like a failed business or personal relationship that they refuse to acknowledge was their fault.

Almost all Liberals are Fox News haters. They cannot tolerate any opinion about anything other their own.

Trying to reason with most Liberals can be challenging. Some will politely ignore you, some will question you and some will become angry and absolutely nasty in their responses to you.

I have actually tried to understand how some of these Liberals have the views that they do, and even tried to have a rational exchange of ideas/facts with some of them, with limited success

During some of my attempts to interact with various Liberals I noticed that some had to suspend all semblances of reason, ethics, and honesty to profess such strongly held liberal views. I cannot understand people who can do this and will simply avoid those that do in the future.

I do still believe that there are some people with liberal views that can be positively influenced, but based on my experiences in recent years I will “pick my battles” more carefully in the future. I ask all of my fellow conservatives and Libertarians to do the same. We cannot just give up and allow the Liberal base in America to continue to grow!