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December 14, 2015

Do Not Sell Trump Campaign Out So Fast

 

The going money bets that when the primaries get going that the electorate will become more serious than they currently are with pollsters as their votes will be “for real” rather than for funzies. Sure Trump comes up with some of the most ridiculous ideas and his Muslims need not apply for entry into the United States as the door is locked is probably the leader of the pack of crazies that Trump has said and people think it just wonderful funzies. The problem is that the people have reached a frenzied point where there is a sizeable and potential plurality who have had it with any actual politician and Trump is most definitely, if nothing else, the anti-politician candidate going away. Trump is a winner even if only in his own mind and the world it has created where “You’re Fired!” was given great recognition and the people loved it and many are probably hoping that if Trump were to be elected there would be a great number of people told, “You’re Fired!” and possibly even entire Cabinet Departments because the people believe Trump would be just the lunatic to not only try but actually succeed in doing just that, and that excites them.

 

The idea of closing the borders, all the borders and to everybody if that is what is necessary to protect the nation, well, at least for a period until the world settles down from its current frenetic and fiery frenzy, just might be the right medicine for the right time. The other side of the coin is they know, as does The Donald, that a President Trump will have limitations the systems impose which will temper his activities, but they also hope he will break what rules are necessary to correct the misadventures of the last who even knows how long America has been adrift from her moorings. The one thing that polling has shown is that the bigger the mouthing-off The Donald does and the more ludicrous and impossible his suggestions, as long as they appear to be directed at the correct and identifiable problems as perceived by the electorate and the public in general, the higher Trump’s polling numbers appear to go so one can definitely say the people’s anger is quite palpable and the entire field of politicians in both parties will definitely feel this in the primaries and maybe even carrying into the elections. Further, this anti-politico anger bodes extremely badly for both Bush and Clinton as the two most identifiable politicians in the two parties. If the main goal of the party elites is to produce the lowest ever turnout in an election, offer the American public a Bush against Clinton Presidential race and watch the vast majority to simply give up on the system and be ready for anybody who promises to tear things down and start from scratch such as the constitution has written and the Bill of Rights and a broad reading of that and go from there. There is an awful lot of anger out there to tap into and the party that can excite that at the local level will be given a mandate to fix what’s been broken by overregulation and stifling Federal and State laws onerous in their applications and stripping government down to the bare bones and starting from a ground level. This is why the anti-politician with experience delegating and managing can and will play heavy in the upcoming Presidential election and whichever party, or both parties ignoring it do so at their own peril.

 

 

The Donald Donald Trump That is

The Donald
Donald Trump That is

 

 

Donald Trump would make any campaign one of the most watched and should he gain the Republican nomination and then the general election, in both cases with sufficient numbers of the people, particularly in his Presidential election, that there could be no doubt that he would still be required to work with the Congress, especially on budget matters. Further, despite what President Obama has claimed that he will go rogue and act where he believes the nation should go, whether the Congress acts as fast as President Obama desires or not, that is all well and good; but the Congress, in particular the House of Representatives, will be required to act if one is going to have their agenda financed. There is scant little the President can accomplish if he has an adversarial Congress, and Trump is pretty much guaranteed to have an adversarial Congress. Furthermore, where is The Donald thinking he will find people to manage the different cabinet posts? Is he really so delusional that he believes he can ask the people he rubs elbows with and are eminently qualified to hold a cabinet position just because he asks them? These people make more money in a month than a cabinet post pays in a year and they make their money managing their money. These people are not about to let some “so-called” independent manager to invest and control their investments as they would be likely to lose as much per month compared to their making the choices than they would make in four years at a cabinet position. As for doing it for G0d and Country, if that would work then every President would have such people in their cabinets. The Donald will be just as hampered as any President in finding cabinet secretaries as looking to career political appointees and academics, all people who are receiving above their abilities in most cases than the cabinet post calls for. Even most upper middle management in the business world would be taking a cut in pay just to put on their resume they were in The Donald’s cabinet, and that would be the main draw to get competent people. The one cabinet position where there are a pool of well qualified candidates is Secretary of Defense, but that is because currently there is a number of top grade retired Generals and other senior officers due to the management of the defense of the United States by a Commander in Chief, we like to refer to him as the Ditherer in Chief, whose battle cry is, “To the rear charge and follow the backsides of the Europeans.”

 

No, a Donald Trump Presidency is nowhere near as disastrous as is being played up in the media. The media is worried they will not have the ‘as usual’ relationship with the White House as they now share, no matter which party holds the office of President. They know that instead of their framing the debate, there will be real thinking and bold, almost reckless, person in the White House and they will be left simply quoting him and making guesses what will come next. They know any attempt by their media elites to frame the discussion will be met by a “You’re Fired!” broadside as the Donald steers the Ship of State through dangerous mine-filled and rocky outcropped lined channels steering as if he was Captain Jack Sparrow without a care in the universe and using stars as wishing wells more than steerage points and still, like Captain Jack, coming through unscathed and much the better for the adventure. They are scared that he might actually succeed, which means that anybody really could be President and the nation survive, well, almost anybody as long as they meet two overriding qualifications, they consider themselves as President of the United States and not the bloody United Nations and second they love the nation and people of America.

 

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July 13, 2013

Time for American Support for Syrian Free Army has Passed

United States President Obama stalled straddling the fence on whether or not to supply weapons including heavy crew served weapons to the presumably secular Free Syria Army until quite recently. If President Obama aimed to not actually support the Free Syria Army he handled the situation perfectly but if his aim was to assist in the overthrow of Assad and replacing him with a secular democracy then his actions have produced utter failure. The beginning of the end of the Free Syria Army came in the form of the assassination of one of the leading Free Syria Army Officers, Kamal Hamami whose nom de guerre is Abu Bassel al-Ladkani, by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with whom he was meeting to coordinate joint efforts. Qassem Saadeddine, a Free Syrian Army spokesman, gave the media a report on the incident stating, “The Islamic State phoned me saying that they killed Abu Bassel and that they will kill all of the Supreme Military Council.” This comes immediately after the beheading of a Catholic Priest, Franciscan Father Francois Murad, who was murdered with two other people in the countryside of Idlib in northern Syria on Sunday. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Islamist Sunnis have now declared Jihad against not only the Shiite and Alawite backers of Syrian Dictator Bashir al-Assad but also against the secular pro-democracy elements of the rebel forces.

 

One might seek to find out exactly what these developments will mean about the viability of the Free Syria Army and whether arming them at this point would end up indirectly but inevitably giving the arms to the al-Qaeda and other Islamist rebels. The truth is and has been almost since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War that the viability of the Free Syria Army had a limited use-by date. Unlike the Shiite and Sunni Islamist forces who are able to import reinforcements and replace those fighters who have fallen in battle, the Free Syria Army has no such luxury so as their numbers dwindled due to casualties they have been unable to replace these losses. This handicap is what made arming the Free Syria Army early in the Civil War an absolute necessity. The delay by United States President Obama in deciding to arm them was the death knell which has led to the point where their force strength has been so diluted that the Islamist forces no longer see them as a necessary force in the Civil War which is evidenced by the beheading of the Free Syria Army Officer Kamal Hamami. The efforts in Syria now have but two equally disastrous outcomes, either a Shiite run Syria with or without al-Assad but still completely under the control of and owing their allegiance to Iran or a Sunni controlled Syria under the leadership of either al-Qaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood or some combination thereof.

 

This present unfavorable situation within Syria where the possibility for a democratic state to result from the Civil War is no longer a viable option makes one curious as to why President Obama has chosen to start arming the Free Syria Army now when they have no future nor possibility of having any influence going forward. With the Civil War in Syria now solely a contest between Sunni and Shiite Islamist forces with no possibility for the pro-democracy Free Syria Army to prevail, is President Obama being given obviously false intelligence about the situation in Syria or is he intending for any arms now sent to arm the Free Syria Army to end up in the arms of the Muslim Brotherhood and/or al-Qaeda? Such a result cannot be a desirable result yet since the announcement last week of the intent of the United States to start arming the vetted members of the Free Syria Army with armaments the only reason they have yet to be shipped is because the Congress is standing in the breach preventing their being deployed. It is known that the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) has the arms stockpiled currently in Jordan in the ready to transfer across the border into Syria awaiting the ‘go’ signal in order to make the transfer. With any luck and the providence of fate the Congress, with the obvious exception of Senator John McCain who never found a battle he didn’t wish to send arms, will continue to prevent the United States making a serious tactical error by supplying arms into a situation where these very same arms will eventually become possessed by mujahidin forces currently fighting in Syria. Strike up one more for leading from behind for the Ditherer in Chief, President Obama who is once more too late to the party. The real tragedy is that had President Obama allowed American arms to be supplied to the Free Syrian Army at the onset of the pro-democracy struggle against Bashir al-Assad there may have been at least a slim possibility for a democratic result in Syria and there very well might have been far fewer innocent civilian casualties and have spared Syria from near complete destruction that has resulted in the years of the Civil War.

 

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