Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Trump vs. Ramos: Trump Won Every Round

@JorgeRamosNews And you end up giving Trump another 10 points in the polls. Great work, Sparky...David Burge Tweet

Unless you're living in a cave, you watched as Univision's Jorge Ramos tried to confront Donald Trump at an Iowa press conference yesterday by interrupting Trump's presser.  Ramos was escorted out by security but later returned and Trump took his questions. In summary, Trump cleaned Jorge's clock as he's done to most of the media in the last several months.

The event was very revealing on several levels.

Ramos envisions himself as a journalist and reporter. He's neither. Many will also describe him as an advocate for human rights. The fact is he's a activist for illegal immigrants (I'm a legal immigrant myself). In fact, his daughter works for the Hillary Clinton campaign. As Breitbart News pointed out last month, Ramos is also a conspicuous hypocrite. They pointed out he's a "skillful liar and propagandist" who "pretends to care deeply about fellow Mexicans, when the truth is that in exchange for fame, wealth and political power, Ramos abandoned almost 120 million of them" They continued: "There is no other way to describe a man who abandoned his own country and sold his soul for a career that encourages his own people to make a dangerous trek through a treacherous desert led by coyote criminals and rapists." 

And that's the difference between that fake, phony and fraud and Donald Trump. Trump's love for America is conspicuous. ( And no, as I've written in many previous posts, I have not endorsed Trump. As an independent conservative myself, he's got a long way to go to convince me he belongs in the Oval Office). 

On yet another level, the presser showed clearly that Trump is willing to play hardball with the press and media while many in the Republican Party still play T-ball. The presser made it increasing clear that the progressive media class just keeps tripping over their own stupidity, a fact I've written about on numerous occasions. This is a media who continues to pretend it's honest, credible and ethical. But, as most polls report, Americans know that's bullshit especially after 8 years of fawning over an administration in Washington that has plunged the nation into progressive hell. In addition, it's a media that perpetuates falsehoods as we witnessed in Ferguson last year. And Jorge Ramos is just one reflection of many of today's media.

I have no way of predicting how long Trump's run will last. But I do know this---as each day passes---more Americans are enjoying the ride. Or as Ronald Reagan famously once said: "If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." Trump knows when to turn the burners on---HIGH. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Americans To The Rescue---Again!

"We just did what we had to do. You either run away or you fight..." Alek Skarlatos, Oregon National Guard and one of the Americans who thwarted a terrorist attack on the Paris-bound train last week.

"Thanks to them we have averted a drama. There were particularly courageous and showed extreme bravery in extremely difficult circumstance." French Interior Minister Bernard Cazebeuve.

By now, most of the nation knows the story.  U.S.A.F. Airman Spence Stone, Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and their friend, Anthony Sadler, took down a gunman brandishing an AK-47 as he prepared to assault passengers on a Paris-bound train. Most observers agree, the three Americans most likely prevented a massacre.

The American heroes were recipients of the France's highest honor---The Legion of Honor---yesterday. In addition, Airman Stone will be awarded the U.S.A.F Airman's Medal, it's highest non-combat honor. Even after the terrorist almost cut off Stone's thumb with a box-cutter, the airman provided emergency first aid to another passenger whose neck was bleeding profusely. He saved the man's life.

Once again,  the United States proves to be the greatest nation that's ever existed on earth. And while this claim will always make America's critics feel miserable (unfortunately even those living in America), the facts back up this assertion. The examples are countless but many stand out more than others. For example:

  • It's Americans who are usually the first responders to many areas of the globe when disasters strike. In many cases, it's our military.
  • The United States, on more than one occasion throughout history, saved the world from tyranny. Not only have we witnessed this in recently conflicts, but the aftermath of WWI, WWII and the Cold War prove conclusively America was at the head of those spears. In addition, it was America that lifted even our former enemies out of post-war chaos. To this day, these countries haven't even repaid the billions of dollars we provided for the assistance in rebuilding their nations.
  • On the heels of America's providing assistance to even our former enemies, post WWII and Cold War nations are now free nations including S. Korea and almost all of the former Eastern European block nations that were under the jack-book of Communism for decades.
  • The United States also has a proud and noble legacy of helping others defend themselves. We have a long history of global leadership knowing full well that such a strategy also ensures our own security and safety.
  • The number of people America helped liberate is virtually immeasurable. But you can be sure it's in the hundreds of millions.
Americans know that courage can often be contagious especially when Americans are involved. And that is why we will always need America on that wall. Now if only Mr. Obama and progressives would heed this lesson.

Monday, August 24, 2015

With Biden Considering Running, The Bench For Democrats Resembles a Recycle Bin

Joe Biden will run for president, but not until next year. It's part of his gaffe-reduction strategy...WH Press Secretary Tweet

Those that follow me regularly know I've often refered to Joe Biden as "Slo Joe." As much as I have a great deal of sympathy for his family tragedies over the years, all too often his political legacy resembles an SNL skit.

But Biden is just a reflection of the current state of the Democrat Party. In the last several weeks, rumors have been floated hinting Al Gore, John F. Kerry and Elizabeth Warren might also enter the race. This has largely been due to Hillary Clinton's campaign imploding. In particular, a majority of Americans now find her untrustworthy and a pathological liar. In addition, her high unfavorability polls now have Democrats in a frenzy searching for other options. 

But the bench for the Democrats resembles a recycle bin.  Al Gore had his shot. He lost. And then went on to lose his frigging mind. John F. Kerry will always remain a back-stabbing, pompous fool as we've witnessed in one foreign policy failure after another. Mind you. This is the guy who negotiated an Iran Deal that allows Iran to monitor itself. The logic behind such a negotiation is both warped and perverted---and very dangerous. Add Elizabeth Warren--an unabashed progressive and another fake, phony and fraud, to the mix and the resulting concoction is a swill of some really, really disturbing human beings. Keep in mind, Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, is actually giving Hillary Clinton a run for her corrupt money.

Having said all this, one still has to be skeptical of the Republicans. After all, this is the party that lost the last election to a president with one of the worst legacies in American history. This is also the party that promised to roll back almost everything Obama has done in the last 7 years. Instead, Obama rolled them over and over again from ObamaCare to illegal immigration to their failure in stopping his distressing and weak foreign policy. And Obama did this while Republicans hold all the power in Washington.

Nevertheless, John Podhoretz, a nationally syndicated commentator and conservative, expressed all of this best in a recent piece when he wrote: "Bernie? Biden? Please. Once Hillary implodes, Dems have no one who isn't a kook to take her place."

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Black Lives Matter Activists And Their Own Misguided And Dangerous Ideology

Black Lives Matter! Yes, but please tell that to the black criminals who pose the greatest danger to black lives in this country...Dinesh D'Souza Tweet

Yesterday CNN interviewed Julius Jones, a Black Lives Matter activist. In the interview, Jones actually said, "And when people say 'All Lives Matter,' it's a violent statement..."

In fact, we recently witnessed the intolerance of this misguided group of punks when they disrupted speeches by Democrat primary opponents Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley. The protesters (who always lecture the rest of us about free speech) actually yelled out at Bernie's rally, "If you do not listen...Your event will be shut down." (Sanders, by the way, marched with Martin Luther King, Jr.).  In response to those activists, both Sanders and O'Malley folded like cheap umbrellas as one would expect from most progressives when they are challenged to defend the truth.

The Black Lives Matter group reminds me of the Occupy Wall Street misfits. They came on the scene rather suddenly in 2011 occupying Zuccotti Park in Manhattan. But their movement quickly fizzled after their own hypocrisy was exposed and their violent behavior took hold in the headlines as in a Yahoo News piece {"Occupy Wall Street Consumed By Crime Wave"}. After those expositions, their credibility (whatever credibility they had) was shattered.

If the Black Lives Matter movement had any credibility, they would be protesting on city hall doorsteps of most of America's progressive run cities where black criminals pose the greatest danger to black lives in America. Since 2012, over 12,000 blacks have been murdered {Mediaite}. In Chicago alone, 78% of homicide victims are black {Chicago Tribune}. 

They should also consider protesting in front of the 78% Planned Parenthood clinics located in black communities. While blacks make up about 12% of the population, they make up 35% of abortions in America {Black Genocide).

Last year, I wrote a piece pointing out Martin Luther King, Jr. would have many reasons to smile today because of the great strides in human dignity that have taken place for blacks in the last five decades. But I also pointed out he would have many reasons to cry for the amount of work we still have left to do. But he would have just as many reasons to cry because of the conspicuous exploitation of the black community by race hustlers and punks. I fear we might be watching this very same play out with the Black Lives Matter movement. After all, it's the black community that has suffered the most in the wake of failed progressive policies. Unfortunately---in too many cases---the outcomes have been self-delusion and self-destruction.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

As Most Of The GOP Plays T-Ball With The Media, Trump Plays Hard Ball

Hillary Clinton Assured Drop In Polls Just Indication People Haven't Abandoned Ideals Yet...The Onion

In December of 2014, I posed this question: "Do Republicans know they won a landslide mid-term election.?" And although I'm a registered Independent, albeit a conservative one, I felt obliged to asks that question immediately after the elections.

Many Republicans continue to ask themselves that very same question. Conservatives certainly have. As I've written on several occasions, all to often the Republican Party appears to be a mirage. There is no doubt that GOP leadership under John Boehner and Mitch McConnell has been a conspicuous disappointment.

Having said that, the current crop of Republican presidential candidates are an impressive lot with some exceptions. In fact, it's my opinion that if Hillary Clinton were to survive all of her current scandals, she'd have a battle on her hands with most of them. In particular, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio and perhaps even John Kasich might give her a run for her corrupt money. I sincerely believe she would win against Jeb Bush or that pathetic little twerp Lindsey Graham.

So how would Donald Trump fare against Clinton if both became nominees? I don't like putting off a challenge, but---in all honesty---I don't know. It's much too early to make any predictions. Presidential political seasons are much like football seasons. The playoff picture becomes more clear closer to the remaining weeks of the season. But I do know this. While many of the other GOP candidates play T-ball; Trump plays hard ball and it's currently paying off for him as most polls now show. As a legal immigrant myself, I'm glad he's taken illegal immigration to the forefront of the debate. Traditionally, this has been a 3rd rail issue for many Republicans largely because of their spineless approach to the issue. With Trump raising the issue, it's obviously been resonating with a lot of potential voters. As I've written in some previous posts, it appears more Americans admire the fact that Trump does not back down when challenged either by fellow Republicans or the media. By the way, one of the reasons I also admire Fiorina is not only her taking it to Hillary Clinton but she also doesn't back down from the media or from some of Trump's attacks upon her.

I also happen to believe that poor leadership in both parties have given voters Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But if I was a betting guy, I'd put my money on red. If anything, he gives voters an appearance of leadership. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton's leadership skills and ethics have been conspicuous by their absence. In her case, orange just may become the new black.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Clinton-Trump-Tebow: All Leave The Political Class + Presstitutes Tripping Over Their Own Stupidity

"I did not e-mail any classified material to anyone on my e-mail." Clinton's first impulse is to always reach for a lie... My Tweet today after more news broke this weekend that State Department identified 60 email messages containing classified information.

I know you might be asking yourself: What the hell do Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Tim Tebow have to do with one another? Actually---everything and nothing.

Hillary and Bill Clinton have been cloaked in bubble wrap by the progressive media class for the last 3 decades. He for his cheating on Hillary. She for being void of any noteworthy accomplishments as both NYS Senator and Secretary of State including the most recent conspicuous lies she's told regarding her e-mails. Throughout all these years, the progressive media class just couldn't understand why so many Americans were not conned by these two fake, phony and frauds. After all, the progressive media's job has been to scam all of us when it comes to reporting on the truth. Unfortunately, for the nation, the con worked all too often. To quote the late, great George Carlin: "Think of how stupid the average person is and realize half of them are stupider than that." This is what the media keeps handing its hat on everyday.

And then there's Donald Trump. As I wrote in my previous piece, I believe Trump is simply water skiing in the wake of the Tea Party. If you recall, after the Tea Party came into existence about six years ago, they were vilified by both the media and even the elite in the Republican Party. They couldn't understand what the attraction was. It became so absurd many in the media even started insulting Tea Party folks as tea baggers. And shortly after the Republican 2010 landslide victory, these same critics needed to wrap their heads with duct tape to prevent their heads from exploding. In addition, these same people thought the Tea Party would just burn itself out. But then then we witnessed the same outcome with the 2014 mid-term elections. As I've also written, I'm not a big Trump fan. I want to see a genuine conservative win. But I have to hand it to Trump for not backing down and continuing to double-down on what he believes in. That also drives the elites nuts.

And then there's the Tim Tebow phenomena. The elites in the media---especially the politically correct garbage can known as ESPN---can't figure out his attraction to so many Americans. In his first game in two years this past weekend with the Philadelphia Eagles, he was given a standing ovation. And yes, it's Philadelphia, a city I'm all to familiar with. But he's been receiving this type of positive attention by fans for years now (even though he beat my Steelers in OT when he played for Denver---unforgivable).

The reaction to all three by the progressive media (including the sports media) and political class is just one illustration of the disconnect with most Americans. 

And, quite frankly, for me and I know many Americans: it's a beautiful thing watching and listening to why they think they are smarter than all of us but keep tripping over their own stupidity.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Trump Is Water Skiing In The Wake Created By The Tea Party

Poll: 89% Of Americans Believe Obama Has Failed To Bring America Closer To Celestial Utopia Of Endless Pleasure...The Onion

In my previous post, I posed this question: What are voters to do when conventional wisdom and common sense are turned upside down? The same can be said for the reaction of the political class and the media to Donald Trump's rise in the polls. And while my preference falls with some other GOP candidates (hint: those who are and have been consistently conservative), I think I know why we're witnessing this current phenomena.

Since the GOP debate and despite Trump's arguments with Fox News, he's still on top of the most recent polling.  For example, NBC News has Trump at 23% with Cruz at 13% among Republican voters. Reuters has him at 24% with Jeb Bush at 12% dropping from 17%.

So what could account for Trump's current success? If you recall, we watched the same reaction from the political class and the media with the birth of the Tea Party in 2009. In fact, even some Republicans---albeit progressive Republicans---attacked the Tea Party at the time. The targets of the Tea Party included, but were not limited to, the rising debt, the stimulus package and general dissatisfaction with the political class. It was during this period when we were also eyewitness to the rise of Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and even Marco Rubio.

I contend, whether Trump is aware of it or not, he's water-skiing in the ideological wake created by the Tea Party six years ago. His rise clearly illustrates how many more Americans hold the Obama administration and Congress in disdain. In addition,  as I pointed out in an earlier piece, unlike most politicians Trump doesn't back down from controversy. He doesn't run to the nearest microphone to apologize for anything he might have said no matter how outrageous. We saw this recently regarding his comments about Megyn Kelly of Fox News. In fact, he's even had a tendency to double-down on comments many find offensive. In short, Trump has no fear of being politically incorrect on occasion unlike most in the political class today. His appeal may not be all that appealing to many but his intestinal fortitude certainly is. 

I don't know how long he's going to ride this wave. Many felt the Tea Party would burn itself out. The 2010 and 2014 election outcomes proved otherwise.

My one suggestion to Trump if he minds to take it. Stop whining. Leaders don't whine. Focus on policies. And focus on the real target who now happens to be Hillary Clinton.

As I mentioned earlier, I don't see myself voting for Trump. In my opinion, there are several other more qualified candidates whose core principles remain conservative.  Having said that, like many other Americans today, I admire his guts in taking on the political class. And who can argue with a candidate whose motto is: "I Want To Make America Great Again." I do know this. I believe his supporters want Trump to continue being Trump---not like the politicians of old. The question still remains: Can he sustain his momentum?