Beyond the Cusp

November 2, 2018

General Prediction and Scary Warning for American Midterms

 

There are those who are claiming that we will witness a Blue Wave meaning that the Democrats will make large gains. Some have even claimed it will be a Blue Tsunami meaning that the Democrats will take over with meaningful majorities in both Houses of Congress. Then there are those who predict a Red Wave claiming the Republicans will gain a comfortable margin in the Senate with a small possibility of having sufficient votes to win cloture votes meaning sixty seats and that they could reach an even greater lead in the House of Representatives. Nobody that we have read is predicting a Red Tsunami, so we can skip that concept. Our prediction is comparably bland as we simply see a Red Tide. This has numerous meanings, which will make more sense than people might at first recognize, so allow us to explain and with any luck, amuse those with as warped a sense of humor as we have. First, it will allow for a pick-up of four to five seats in the Senate, which would allow for President Trump to breathe slightly easier and would make little difference in the House of Representatives. Further, by introducing the terminology for a slight Republican set of gains as a Red Tide, the leftist media can use this to refer to that as something lethal and dangerous to life just as a red tide is in the real world outside politics. We could see pictures just like the one we have included below along with an article of how a Red Tide of newly elected Republican Congresscritters coming to Washington to do their evil and ignore ecological dangers and other threats causing a deep potential to do the kind of damage to the nation as the real thing can do to ocean and river ecosystems. We know, do not give the other side any new ideas. Please know that we do not actually prefer certain sides in the American political landscape and judge your politics by the policies they hold and whether they will serve to assist or hurt Israel and make for a better and more libertarian and free United States. If that tends to have us fall on one side or another, so be it. Just know we support any American politician who seems to have productive ideas which will work to the benefit of more than just one party or the other.

 

Red Tide

Red Tide

 

We can tell you that if there were to be a Blue Tsunami, that could create some very unusual situations. Imagine the Democrats taking a comfortable majority of the House of Representatives and by some peculiarly unlikely twist of fate take an unimaginable majority in the Senate. The House of Representatives actually decides to do something completely unprecedented by electing a newly elected Representative making the photogenic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the Speaker of the House. Granted, she would mostly sit at the head of the room while somebody knowledgeable of Robert’s Rules of Order handles the gavel once she has struck it against the podium starting each session. Of course, the media will be encouraged to take pictures of her opening the House of Representatives for business and otherwise take pictures from her better side. Still, in this universe, President Trump would be brought up on charges and the House would send his Impeachment on to the Senate for trial where he would be Impeached and Pence sworn in that very afternoon and Impeached and convicted before the close of business the next day. As Pence would not have had time to appoint a Vice President, this would mean that now the Speaker of the House would become President. Imagine the joy and fun that we would all have with President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. We would simply wait eagerly for her first State of the Union speech. That should be a momentous event. Or would the Democrats choose her vice President and have her retire from the Presidency with the promise that they would return her to her House of Representatives seat. But whom as her Vice President, do we dare guess or is it obvious. We can hear the echoes of first man William Jefferson Clinton, as this is probably the only means for Hillary to ever grace the Oval Office. We have done sufficient wild speculations and perhaps this would be a good place to stop. Until next time, have a good day and laugh at something.

 

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November 1, 2018

Anti-Semitism is Apolitical

 

Hatred, particularly anti-Semitism, knows no specific side of the political debate, as it lies predominantly at all extremes. Anti-Semitism comes in a plethora of variations and root causes from every direction of the political fields. There are extreme leftists, extreme nationalists, white Supremacists, Black power movements, Islamic inspired, Christianity driven, Monarchists, Anarchists, Isolationists, Tribalists, Totalitarianists and probably even more than we care to list. The other thing is that anti-Semitism is something with which every age has had to struggle. The main difference was if the governance was struggling to eradicate it or using it to eradicate the Jews. There is a trope about the Jews always residing away from the rest of the community and often within a walled in community. This has been used to claim that the Jews were anti-social and exclusionary. The story often goes that wherever one finds a Jewish community, they live alone, separate and within walls to keep the world out. This claim makes an erroneous assumption, namely that the Jews chose this way of living and were the ones who built the wall. The reality is that when Jews came to a town or city, they were herded into a particular restrictive area where they were made to live separate from the others and the rest of the town or the city built the walls to keep the Jews within and not mixing with the general population. The walls were not to keep the others out but to force the Jews to remain separated and alone. When a new Jew would come with their family or alone, they were made to enter the shtetl (ghetto) and with time, these areas became excessively crowded. This was often easily accomplished as in most of the world, Jews were forbidden from owning land. This continues today in the Islamic world and is most evident in the Palestinian area neighboring Israel where should an Arab sell land or even an apartment to a Jew, they face a death penalty or, if “fortunate,” they face torture and if survived the rest of their life at hard labor. What must be stated at this point is that for many of the political definitions, just belonging to one group does not automatically make one an anti-Semite. Further, just because a person was born Jewish, it does not mean they cannot become an anti-Semite, as there are what are referred to as self-loathing Jews (George Soros for example).

 

Let us now broach a subject which is not going to win us tons of new friends, President Donald Trump. There have been consistent streams of screeds claiming that President Donald Trump is an anti-Semite. We are not going to go the usual route of claiming because his daughter converted and his grandchildren are Jewish that this makes him immune to the disease of anti-Semitism. We will agree with his detractors here in that this does not buy him an automatic bye. Instead, allow us to reach back to an ancient time during the past century into the 1990s. The place is Palm Beach, Florida where the existing country clubs and golf courses were all “whites only” with no blacks or Jews permitted and some even looked askance of Catholics. Donald Trump, in his own fashion of not really caring what everybody else was doing and going along to get along, opened a new spacious country club called, “Mar-a-Lago.” The rules for admittance to join this new country club, Mar-a-Lago, was very plain and simple, could you afford the fees to join. There were no other requirements or restrictions whatsoever. This ruffled quite a few feathers in the exclusively white community and he was blasted for his failure to be selective. He was given cold shoulders, every conceivable restriction to prevent his establishing the club, red tape blitz and other indignities and all because he desired to be different, to be inclusive and to accept everyone for who they were without prejudice. Donald Trump’s persistence paid off in spades as it lead to the eventual desegregating of every one of those formerly exclusive clubs into inclusive clubs. What Donald Trump did in Palm Beach was to buck the “good-ole-boys” club and instead came to town and established a new sheriff and new rules which with time everyone came around to implementing. Donald Trump could have far more easily opened Mar-a-Lago and kept it just as exclusionary as the existing system all but demanded, but he is not a racist, is not an anti-Semite and does not hate on such false grounds. If Donald Trump hates anybody, they likely crossed him in such a way that they deserve what they get.

 

The anti-Semitism which is growing in the United States is actually an old source which the Jews have suffered from before. Yes, there are still people like those we mentioned from Palm Beach who simply prefer not to associate with Jews, as their elitist circles are all old, established and exclusionary circles. These are fading from society but some persist. Then there are the Nazis, skinheads and fascists forms of anti-Semitism that are easily seen and who make themselves known often attempting to mount marches through predominantly Jewish neighborhoods such as they did in Skokie, Illinois in 1977, which led to a court suit where the Nazis won the right to march under their First Amendment rights of free expression (see image below). The one appreciated thing about these old and persistent Jew haters is that they make themselves known and easily identified and do not hide behind niceties and fancy words to camouflage their hate, they just come right out and put it in plain sight. Then there are still the less obvious extremists of the paleo-conservatives who hold to many of the segregation based concepts and ideas and for the majority, their most ardent hate is reserved for the Jews. Many will point to Pat Buchanan as their prime example of such people who once were amongst the mainstay of the Republican Party but have long since been relegated to the deep background where they are next to powerless. The new anti-Semitism is far more devious and even when it cones right out and shows itself, their fellow political travelers immediately give them cover and silence those attempting to shine a light on their hatred. These are the anti-Semitism who requires being outed and castigated for their unbridled anti-Semitism and any other hatred they hold.

 

Skokie Nazis March

Skokie Nazis March

 

As you can see, when the Nazis hold a march, they are very easily identified and often when they try to join other demonstrations, they will arrive in their little uniforms and then made to be separate from the demonstration so as to obviously not be seen as included. These we have seen occur at pro-Second Amendment rallies and other gatherings. These anti-Semites are not the group gaining in numbers and power in the United States, these people are losing numbers from the paltry totals they had at their height long ago. Today, the main strength of anti-Semitism which is growing is on the left, specifically, the far-left. One of the early and most visible leaders of this group was Presidential Primary candidate Bernie Sanders. Bernie is what most would call an atypical anti-Semite, as he was born Jewish. Unfortunately, in the modern era, being born Jewish does not exclude one from becoming an anti-Semite. So, perhaps we should provide some ways of determining an anti-Semite in the modern political climate. At the top of the list is anyone who does not believe that Israel has a right to exist or judges Israel with a completely different set of rules and guidelines, especially when these standards are used to make a unique example of Israel through selective application of the rules. All forms of anti-Zionism are forms of anti-Semitism. The reason is simple. Claiming that the Jews are not permitted to have their own nation for any reason and not making the same distinction against other nations, meaning choosing only Israel as being unsupportable because of their claim to be the home of the Jewish People, that is anti-Semitism. China is the home of the Chinese People, Japan is the home of the Japanese People, India is the home of the Indian People, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and others are the home of the Arab People, Saudi Arabia and Iran are Islamic nations for those choosing religion as their crutch as is Japan the home of Shinto and Tibet was and should still be the home of the Buddhists except that China invaded and stole their homeland and committed virtually every act prohibited by the Fourth Geneva Convention but everyone targets Israel with the laws and ignores what China is doing with Tibet. So, now that we have established that claiming that only the Jews, be it on the grounds as a People which the Jews have been proven to exist as a separate people or as a religion, are not entitled to have their own nation is plain and simple, anti-Semitism. Further, the Jews are a people with a proven common DNA type special and separate from general populations within which they currently reside and it originated in the Middle East, specifically the Levant, or where Israel is located today. So, now that this is established, let us continue.

 

There is a growing anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and thus anti-Semitic wing of left leaning politics. The majority of such is considered to be on the far left or leftist portion. Most of these are people who identify themselves as Democrats or Democratic Socialist Party members. Other than Bernie Sanders, there are numerous others of which the most easily and evident are Linda Sarsour and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Now, these articles in and of themselves are no proof and to this point while we are not prone to give Linda Sarsour any benefit of the doubt as her actions and words have spoken for themselves, we will give Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as making some initial mistakes and also the fact that she has yet to activate sufficient brain cells to establish any positions other than the words she has fed to her through a teleprompter, earpiece or other means of providing her answers to questions. We saw one of her early interviews where she was asked a list of one question to which she gave a perfect recollection of the answer she had memorized, obviously memorized, as her delivery was as if by rote, and then the interviewing newscaster thanked her, and she did what she does best, smiled. The problem with the anti-Semitism on the left is that it is being largely ignored by the media and other liberal and left-leaning people. It is not so much as it is being given a pass, as it is just being ignored completely and treated as if it did not exist. For an example, the Women’s Day March in successive years has rejected pro-Israel and pro-Zionist comments and participants to such an extent that a new group formed proud of their Zionist and pro-Israel affiliations and they are planning to march as a separate group if that becomes necessary. Even more specifically, it was the Chicago Dyke March which in June of 2017 they ejected women wishing to march with signs with a rainbow Star of David supporting Israel and then the next year, 2018, the Chicago Dyke March made no bones about their political allegiances with the predominance of Palestinian flags and signs denouncing Israel demanding they allow the Palestinians to have whatever they desire, which we all know is no Israel and closing on seven million Jews killed. Then there is the offer which was taken up be a number of the Woman’s Day marchers in the San Francisco Bay Area in January of 2018, where an offer made by Kate Jessica Raphael was to carry the below pictured poster making Ahed Tamimi the march’s poster girl. There was also a petition objecting to the participation of Scarlett Johansson, in the Los Angeles Women’s March which featured their heroine, Ahed Tamimi.

 

Picture of Ahed Tamimi as the March Poster Girl

Picture of Ahed Tamimi as the March Poster Girl

 

But we should not just pick on the women or we will be accused of having an anti-feminist bias, which is untrue as I loved the lead character on the latest Wonder Woman movie and hold Scarlett Johansson in very high regard as she stuck to her Judaism and love for Israel when forced to choose between being the spokesperson for SodaStream and being a global ambassador for Oxfam, presumably an international humanitarian organization as it apparently has some problems when it comes to Israel. For the record, Scarlett Johansson chose to represent the Israeli based company, SodaStream. But on the other gender side, there are numerous difficulties. By far and away, the biggest problem in simply amount and severity, just has to be Louis Farrakhan. The most recent insult was his claiming that when Jews “call me an anti-Semite, stop it, I’m anti-Termite.” Needless to point out, that line was his big joke to get a laugh line and you could see he was proud of his great and intelligent wit. But old Louis is not their only problem, though we wish he were. There is, as we mentioned above, old Bernie Sanders who wants to cut all aid to Israel and detach the United States from taking orders from Israel. That is a reference to one of the oldest anti-Semitic tropes on the planet claiming the Jews control this, that or the other. There was a complaint that the Jews controlled the money lending, but the religion of the peoples with whom the Jews lived were not permitted to lend money, neither the Christians nor the Muslims. They could own land which was denied the Jews but the Jews were allowed to lend money and this was a function that their society required, so the Jews were the money-lenders. There has been the idea that the Jews are too good at selling items. Well, we were the store-owners who sold goods to the moneyed people who owned land and needed to get supplies. We did this for close to a thousand years before selling became lucrative, so we had the practice and thus had an inside track, one could say. If you look at the history, many of the things which people will complain and claim the Jews own, influence, control or succeed better, these were things which they were forced to do to survive for the thousand years plus when land ownership was denied to them. You learn quite a great deal about a trade when you have been at it for over a thousand years.

 

Another problematic person is Keith Ellison who has in his history connections directly or indirectly to Hamas, CAIR, ISNA and MAS as well as having been a long standing member of Nation of Islam. Apparently, anti-Semitism has become a problem for the Democrat Party which they are mostly sweeping under the rug and hoping nobody will see the bump. Some have claimed that the Democrats require anti-Semites in order to reach victory in numerous races. There are some from the Democratic Socialist branch of the Democrat Party, the two have appeared to merge, who have made false claims of coming from Jewish Families to cover their anti-Israel and anti-Semitic positions and allow them to claim that Jews and Jewish money has too much power, an old and hopelessly anti-Semitic trope. There are numerous articles, some even in the NYT, noting the rising anti-Semitism in the Democrat Party including among numerous candidates. Add to this the rampant and overt anti-Semitism on numerous college campuses. This is a problem which spells problematic for the future. When the Nazis started to disseminate their anti-Semitism and other hatreds, they did so on college campuses as well as in the beer halls. Today the same hate is using the same places, the college campuses and the modern beer halls, they are taking it to the Internet. The violence and hate being spewed from the leftists and even some not so far out in the left. The youth in colleges when taking any courses from the Middle East departments, history, geography, politics, anything, they are being propagandized by Islamic interests as these chairs are most often bought by either Iran or Saudi Arabia. Then there is the instilled anti-Semitism coming from so many other departments and even some of the textbooks in addition to the professors. The education, history, political science and most of the “soft-sciences” are inundated with anti-Israel slants which often results in further anti-Semitism. This interview with Manfred Gerstenfeld, chairman of the Board of Fellows of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), who makes a perfect analogy which explains the difficulty in preventing the continuing spread of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic, to use his words, pollution as it comes from too many separate sources infused, permeating the environment and serving to compliment one to the other making an atmosphere which is becoming toxic and starting to pose as a threat to Jewish students. The real problem will begin to have its effect on society as a whole within a decade or two at the most. With this widening anti-Israelism, anti-Zionism and related anti-Semitism where in order to survive on campus in all too many instances, such as during Israel Apartheid Week or when the anti-Israel-Zionism-Semitism breaks over into Holocaust Remembrance turning it into a pro-Gaza Rally right next to the Jewish students lighting candles, some for their relatives who died during the Holocaust. To be honest, no limit to the depths these outbursts can be taken. Be very aware of these events and what is happening as the colleges are turning out the next leaders of companies, politics and the future of the schools. These students who have been infested with this poison will at some point remember their hate which was instilled and either rid themselves of such or embrace it. Everything will depend on the reinforcement they would receive for either choice. The problem is as time progresses and the colleges and even high schools and soon to any level of the education of the children will be given these thoughts and then the atmosphere in the workplace, in political discourse and in every part of life will have been poisoned. They started with the beer halls and colleges in the thirties, now they are starting with the Internet in place of the beer halls, and it is not everywhere but it is insidiously permeating more and more places, and the colleges again and they are already assembling the troops on the ground. There are BLM, anti-fa, Occupy Wall Street, Students for Justice in Palestine, BDS, ANSWER, ISM and the plethora of anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian, far left and radical groups will be the shock troops, the SA in the future when their revolution takes place. What this begs is who will be the replacement of the SA, who will be the SS when the time comes to impose martial order and bring an end to democracy and the end of America. The signs for a real and truly fascist takeover are throughout the structure in the United States and once that occurs, then there will be no turning back for the world will have lost its final hope to evolve past tribalism.

 

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October 16, 2018

Democrat Plan to Win Midterms is Deviously Brilliant

 

The Democrats are pulling out all the stops to regain Congress at the midterm election coming up next month. Former President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House wannabe Nancy Pelosi are just two of the high profile Democrats who have been visiting and speaking at colleges and universities stressing the importance of the youth to register and vote for the Democrats if they desire there to be anything left of America when they graduate. They claim that the Democrats are the ones responsible for the growing economy as President Obama’s fiscal planning is paying dividends now and the recent gains have nothing to do with President Trump and his tax cuts and other stimulus programs. They talk to these kids using the same messages that their humanities professors use in class talking about safety nets and caring about the underprivileged plus their stressing economic fairness and sharing the wealth. The Democrats are counting on these young voters coming out on Election Day to give their votes robotically for every Democrat challenger or at least against the Republican. The main person touring in this blitz to gain voters has been the former President which makes complete sense since it was his Presidential campaign which so heavily depended upon the youth vote.

 

One might ask, though we would hope they already knew, why do the Democrats think this plan can work again? Well, first and foremost, college and university kids, and even some high school seniors, are not nuanced or have had sufficient experience to honestly know neither what each party platform contains nor what the programs of each party hold effects on the economy and job markets. Even worse is that many of the youth in their humanities classes have been fed a steady diet of socialist ideals and leftist ideologies as well as being told that the Democrat Party is either the savior of humankind or at least the less dangerous party with the Republican Party being the spawn of the Devil or worse. This indoctrination is what much of the humanities program has become with reasoned thought and any amount of debate being removed and everything becoming a leftist echo chamber. This, of course, does not produce Republican voters and for these kids to finally realize the truth takes sometimes a few years of watching half their paychecks being eaten up by taxes and any overtime they work, they see the additional pay goes to the government as punishment for working hard. Others, like my daughter, figured out that working for a living meant one needs to earn sufficient to support two people, oneself and one the government supports often to a standard of living exceeding the one the worker is left with after the government takes their percentage. The added onus of supporting the first introductory steps for a single payer healthcare system has taken an even deeper bite out of their pay and that will only continue to result in even more and larger bites taken from them. There is an adage that young Democrat voters become Republicans with age. This adage has far too many exceptions which may be why it is slowly retreating from use, but there is still that percentage for whom it is still valid.

 

The next question is will the Democrat strategy work or fail outright. Well, working for the Democrats means that they take back both houses with sufficient Senate control that impeachment comes into play. Should the Democrats honestly believe that they have gained such powers, one can expect them to possibly test them with a run to impeach Justice Kavanaugh. Succeeding at that, one can fully expect their next target to be President Trump followed by the newly installed President Pence once he vetoes a single piece of leftist legislation sent his way from Congress. This would occur in a flash time-wise as that is necessary such that Pence is impeached before the Senate has taken up their role to approve the replacement he has named to be his Vice President. By doing it this way, the Democrats will have placed the Speaker of the House into the Oval Office and gained the White House. This is a central concept which we need to keep in mind; the Democrats visualize this midterm election as potentially providing them with an easy walk into the Oval Office and doing so with style and pizzazz. But for their hopes to be realized, they need a majority in the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the Senate. We doubt they will be capable of taking such control of the Senate, so their plots will depend on swaying the weaker Republicans. That may be more difficult as Senator Jeff Flake will be gone and apparently Senator Collins has reestablished herself with the Republicans and with President Trump, for now.

 

Right Wing or Left Wing

Right Wing or Left Wing

 

The Democrat Party will require far more than a straight-up election can possibly provide as President Trump has been good for many people and there is hope in the populace, and that counts as votes at the polls. Additionally, the Republican base is energized as they were appalled by the treatment and disgusting antics, in their eyes, resorted to by the Democrats to attempt to pressure Justice Kavanaugh into withdrawing his name or having the President fold by withdrawing his nomination. Should President Trump send a nomination to replace the retiring Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations, as such hearings have purported to make the Kavanaugh lynching appear like a six-year-olds imaginary tea party with her three favorite dolls, the Democrats will have displayed their undo and treacherous policy of power at any cost and give no ground or comfort to their perceived enemies. The Democrats no longer see North Korea or China or Russia or any foreign power as an enemy. Their sole enemies are the Republicans, every last one of them. The Democrat Party has announced their intentions even before a list of possible replacements has been released or even queried by any news outlet that they are going to destroy whomever President Trump may appoint just on the principle of the process. The Democrats have announced that they no longer see the Senate’s job when it comes to any Presidential appointments as Advise and Consent but more of Search and Destroy. It has been intimated that even should the nominee be a woman that that will not avail her of a free ride; she will face just a vicious and ferocious series of personal attacks on her person. The far left of the Democrat Party has taken control and has told President Trump to prepare as Hell is coming to dinner. They have announced their intention on every Trump appointment to stall and demand additional paperwork, FBI investigations, NSA phone records on each appointee and whatever else they can dredge up, up to and including sexual accusations from any point in the candidate’s life just to make each appointee into damaged goods whose work will always be tainted by their public denuding their most intimate secrets even they are required to invent some and find people willing to make such claims on even the most shaky of grounds or accuracy of their memories. The coming hearings, whenever they arrive, to affirm the new United Nations Ambassador should be in depth and look at the complete person and their background as it pertains to holding the position and not becoming the target of somebody leveraging something from their past to force them to act in some way other than they normally would have taken. The problem is that the Democrat Party leadership is not aiding the vetting process as much as they are shredding the rules of civility and going straight for the jugular in an attack meant to destroy, not to clarify and definitely not to confirm. Any further appointments made by President Trump will fall along party lines.

 

The Democrat Party will require far more than a straight-up election can possibly provide as President Trump has been good for many people and there is hope in the populace, and that counts as votes at the polls. Additionally, the Republican base is energized as they were appalled by the treatment and disgusting antics, in their eyes, resorted to by the Democrats to attempt to pressure Justice Kavanaugh into withdrawing his name or having the President fold by withdrawing his nomination. Should President Trump send a nomination to replace the retiring Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations, as such hearings have purported to make the Kavanaugh lynching appear like a six-year-olds imaginary tea party with her three favorite dolls, the Democrats will have displayed their undo and treacherous policy of power at any cost and give no ground or comfort to their perceived enemies. The Democrats no longer see North Korea, China, Russia, or any foreign power as an enemy. Their sole enemies are the Republicans, every last one of them. The Democrat Party has announced their intentions even before a list of possible replacements has been released or even queried by ant new outlet that they are going to destroy whomever President Trump may appoint just on the principle of the process. The Democrats have announced that they no longer see the Senate’s job when it cones to any Presidential appointments as Advise and Consent but more of Search and Destroy. It has been intimated that even should the nominee be a woman that that will not avail her of a free ride; she will face just a vicious and ferocious series of personal attacks on her person. The far left of the Democrat Party has taken control and has told President Trump to prepare as Hell is coming to dinner. They have announced their intention on every Trump appointment to stall and demand additional paperwork, FBI investigations, NSA phone records on each appointee and whatever else they can dredge up, up to and including sexual accusations from any point in the candidate’s life just to make each appointee into damaged goods whose work will always be tainted by their public denuding their most intimate secrets even they are required to invent some and find people willing to make such claims on even the most shaky of grounds or accuracy of their memories. The coming hearings, whenever they arrive, to affirm the new United Nations Ambassador should be in depth and look at the complete person and their background as it pertains to holding the position and not becoming the target of somebody leveraging something from their past to force them to act in some way other than they normally would have taken. The problem is that the Democrat Party leadership is not aiding the vetting process as much as they are shredding the rules of civility and going straight for the jugular in an attack meant to destroy, not to clarify and definitely not to confirm. Any further appointments made by President Trump will fall along party lines.

 

Justice Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Photo Shoot

Justice Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Photo Shoot

 

This take no prisoners approach to appointees is the same approach to be used in the midterm elections. One can expect fierce and brutal attacks on any Republican who is running in a close race according to polls, the real polls and not the ones in the New York Times. The one thing which will require close attention is the investigations into voter fraud, ballot box stuffing, absentee ballots whose voters also attempt to vote in person, illegal immigrants being permitted to vote and every kind of fraudulent means of cheating on the election. It was Joseph Stalin who phrased it best stating, “It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.” This was an area where Joseph Stalin knew how to fake an election. First, you must make it appear that you have the same number of total votes as were likely to have been cast. Further, the number of votes must not outnumber the number of registered voters. Finally, one should keep the percentages real and believable. If you win an election by such a landslide that it casts questions, such as elections in Islamic regions where the chosen winners gain well over half of the final count giving them over 90% of the vote, then the result is too slanted to be believable. Stalin knew enough to have his victories be by a more believable margin with him rarely claiming over 60% of the votes. But in the end, win by one vote or win by tens of thousands or even more, they all place you in as elected and nothing more. People claim that by winning by a larger majority one received prestige which allows them greater pressure and urgency on the items they propose, but they still only have one vote and for leaders, the public can be fickle and turn on you in an instant if you appear lost and unable to secure the passage of your programs. But the Democrats desire only one thing, power and with it, control; but they want complete power and total control, no half measures will satisfy them. This is the reason behind their attacks whether they are attacking President Trump or the members of his cabinet and his security personnel. They want that one of theirs be granted the title of President and can thus appoint their own Vice President making their control complete. They want the situation President Obama enjoyed his first two years where he had a comfortable majority in the House of Representatives and over sixty in the Senate permitting his passage of anything he proposed that year. But can we explain their plan to win back Congress?

 

Actually, we already gave the separate parts, so allow us to wrap it all together and present the final thoughts. Their initial aim is to take control of Congress. This they believe is dependent upon their ability to get the youthful voters to the polls so expect buses filled with students rolling up to vote headquarters. Expect the Democrats to utilize every trick to game the system where such appears necessary. The Democrats have already intimated their intents to cheat where required and the vote is competitive and the winner is uncertain at around five-o-clock in the afternoon, a time when many of the poll watchers leave to get something to eat. As the voting is most often performed electronically, and the separate systems are not networked beyond their voting regions, each system will require different expertise. Then there are those systems where they continue to utilize paper ballots which are counted manually and kept well out of reach for ballot stamping. One should always be very skeptical when upon opening a box containing voter ballots one finds a second box. One should become even more skeptical if all of these voters were cast for one candidate. Further, be suspicious of anything which appears out of the question for if it appears to be problematic, then it probably will turn out to at least raise questions. The Democrats also believe their take no prisoners approach to nominations will impress the youth with their spirit that President Trump can be completely thwarted and cause them to show up to the midterm vote and swing the necessary races to the Democrats. They are not feeding these kids on any real message beyond Democrats really good people and Republican are repulsive creatures from outer space. This, combined with their tough, no holds barred wrestling of appointees such as Brett Kavanaugh and will further drive these youth out to vote. They believe that with former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama hitting the college and university campuses will bring the youth to the polls in numbers as had swept Barack Obama into the White House. This reliance on the youth to come out and vote for the Democrat politicians in the midterms appears to be a long shot at best. Without the President running and the big names such as Obama being bantered by the media, the youth vote will more than likely choose to live out their lives in their insulated communities and not leave campus or even seek out their on campus voting location.

 

Meanwhile, the former President and many others are furious over the fact that President Trump has single-handedly undercut the progresses made in the ‘New World Order’ causing deep delays and potential danger of breaking entirely into the Deep State and destroying all their work developing the Deep State into an operating machine which would complete their control over the people. President Trump is doing what he is able to do and doing so wherever he finds an opening. The problem with attempting to counter President Trump is his seeming irrational thought has few if any predictable methodologies. Still, despite, or possibly because, of this Helter Skelter methodology, President Trump has done more to disrupt and dismantle the Deep State than any predecessors were capable of accomplishing even in four or eight years. This accomplishment alone will place President Trump into history lauded as a great President who was very effective, despite having to initially face down his own Party and its detractors, many of which are retiring in this or the next election. He placed two strict constructionists who believe in the original document and that the intended meaning of the Constitution is what is to determine the Constitutionality of laws and that Constitution was set in stone when written and is not a living Constitution evolving over time permitting people to reinterpret the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the remainder of the Amendments. President Trump signed an executive order to all his cabinet Secretaries demanding they delete two regulations for every one they produce. If this could only be kept in operation for a number of decades, then we might actually see some real progress, but the Deep State has many layers and thusfar President Trump has only cut the epidermis and even that only superciliously. The Power of the Deep State to write regulations which for intents and purposes carry the weight of law is what requires being not only trimmed but excised. Only when the Congress is forced to write the entirety of each law with its definitions defined within the law along with punishments for noncompliance leaving little if any room for ideologues to write regulations, will it be then that the Deep State will slowly devolve as the numbers of legal minds hired by each agency are let go for lack of work for them to do and no mischief in which they can play. We will see what the results are in next months midterm elections and that will decide much. Should the Republicans buck trends and actually make gains, then he will be able to pursue his personal agenda and complete many of his other campaign promises. Only once President Trump has such power will the Deep State be annulled and much power returned to the elected members of Congress.

 

One can only hope that President Trump is even able to empower the individual states by returning numerous powers to the states ending their usurpation by the Federal Government. Much of what the Federal Government has is too many agencies which are mucking things up with the most obvious and should be the first to be cut, education. The education of people’s children should be decided at each school or at least school district. Policy and programs of schools should never have become centralized. The same is true in so many other areas. Further, the furor over the possibility for overturning Roe vs Wade has been “Much Ado About Nothing.” The result of such an event would be leaving the abortion question up to each state or potentially each county. Our proposing that every piece of legislation be fully fleshed out with all regulations and fines or punishments included leaving nothing further; we would find that the Representatives and Senators would be passing far fewer pieces of legislation.

 

This would in a manner of speaking return some powers to the individual states and beyond as counties flex their muscles as will cities and even metropolitan regions. Perhaps we can get the attitude in Washington D.C. to change and adopt the old adage which was attributed to President Thomas Jefferson which states, “The government that governs best governs least.” The American dream was a nation run by town councils with their permitting limited powers to pass to the counties who in turn would delegate even less to the state who would permit the federal governance do only those things denied the states by the Constitution or reserved to it by that same document. It is a laudable idea for every piece of legislation undertaken by the Congress to have a cover letter explaining from whence power to do so legally under the Constitution originates. The split we are witnessing in the United States are standing on opposing sides of this issue and this is the central piece of contention, namely is the Federal Government something for which all power gravitates or is the power best utilized at the local level where they are to be applied. The Democrats favor an all-powerful centralized governance which has unlimited powers and no restrictions which inevitable leads to fascism and the enslavement of the individual for the good of the whole.

 

The Trump supporters cherish individual power and the decentralizing of power as well as making the use and application of power be performed in the light of day in the floors of Congress and not in the dark recesses of the Deep State which currently simply spits out regulations demanding us to do this which forbids us to do that. If one were to go through Federal Law, say simply the laws regarding filing of paperwork in order to represent foreign companies and individuals, at some point, they would find that there are requirements for the filing of a certain form while another regulation makes it a crime to utilize that very form for the same purpose which means that, either way, you are breaking one or the other regulation. The result is neither is enforced until one wishes to leverage information or to get them to turn over on somebody closer to their target, in this case Manafort to turn over on President Trump, he refused, they prosecuted. Manafort refused and apparently will be sentenced to jail though he will be given one final chance to incriminate President Trump or else. But the main thing to remember, the Democrat success depends on uninformed people voting for them out of fear and other emotional reasons. The Republicans are mostly voting to try and rescue their nation which they see as being very ill and on life support. They desire their nation back. Both will end up depending upon the Hispanic population which will likely become the new majority.

 

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