What’s with all the anti-Trump Hysteria

We used to be able to agree to disagree and still move on with our lives.  I did not support Donald Trump in the primaries, and that’s been documented a few times on this blog.  Yet he is our President now, and it seems there’s no more any middle ground with the far left in this country.  On November 9 I published an entry called “What Just Happened?” but I think it needs to be updated now that the extreme anti-Trump vitrol and increasing riots and facism being displayed by the far left has made itself more visible…

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Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education

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Jeff Sessions. Rex Tillerson. “Mad Dog” Mattis.  There are a lot of high-profile Senate confirmation hearings going on these next few weeks, and inevitably many Democrats will make up lies and propaganda in a vain attempt to block the confirmation of what I believe (for the most part) to be a world-class Cabinet.  I’d like to focus here on one of the nominees that many outside the education field are overlooking – Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. Continue reading “Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education”

Liberals just can’t handle reality

I really didn’t want to gloat.  Yes I was happy about Donald Trump’s election and there was nothing that I wanted more than to reach out a hand and work with those on the left, to show that we are all one nation and need to strive for unity.  Then I read a piece by humorist Garrison Keillor, of whom I used to be a big fan: 

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Tuesday night should not be a surprise.

So evidently there are many people in complete and utter disbelief that Donald Trump was elected President, but really they shouldn’t be so surprised.  Why are the news networks, academics, and Washington insiders so surprised?  Because they live in echo chambers – they are primarily surrounded by people whose opinions mirror their own. Continue reading “Tuesday night should not be a surprise.”

Confession Time

Part of being a blogger and commentator is admitting when you’re wrong.  The fact that this mistake was made 12 years ago makes no difference.  You see, I was once a Democrat.  But so was Ronald Reagan.  And I feel the same way that he must have felt when he said that “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party – The Democratic Party left me.”  For a long time I felt a deep hatred toward Reagan, I cheered the day GHW Bush was voted out of office, got angry at Florida for allegedly costing Al Gore the White House, blamed GW Bush for causing 911 and voted for Barack Obama.  Now I have Reagan ranked #4 on my best Presidents of all time (up to you to guess #1-3). I feel that while GW Bush was not a great President and he had is flaws, he is not nearly the monster or idiot that Michael Moore painted him as.  He was a simple-spoken person but a patriot who would not put up with the bullshit that ISIS presents us with.  I believe that Al Gore is a hypocrite, preaching to us about global warming while living in a large house with a huge electric bill and flying around in his private jet.  This would be an awful place if he had won in 2000, and like it or not, GW Bush did win fair and square.  I distanced myself from Barack Obama and voted against him in 2012.   Somewhere along the line during Obama’s first term, I finally saw the light.  Now that I’ve confessed my sins, I must reflect on why I committed them in the first place.

As I type this, I’m watching a documentary called “Farenhype 911” a response to Michael Moore’s 2004 “documentary” Fahrenheit 911.  I watched that movie in the theaters, even applauded at the end.  As the years went on I realized how much of a fraud Mr. Moore, and most of the Democrat establishment, is.  I am now making fun of a movie that just 12 years ago I was giving rave reviews on. 

So what happened?  Why the sudden change?
That’s a bit more complicated.  I’m the same person I always was.  My political turnaround is due to two factors.  Some of my beliefs have changed as I learned that what I thought was the truth wasn’t really so.  In other cases the beliefs themselves were re-labeled; things I believed all along but realized that these are not Democrat principles to begin with. But I was a Democrat because I had fallen under the spell that they were the “party of the people.”  So I haven’t changed in that I’m still “for the people” but I realize that the solutions I was presented with were either based on lies, or not well-thought through.  The Democrats have always been liberal but these days they’ve gone off the deep end.  Giving money and aid to Iran is more important than better VA Hospitals for our nation’s heroes.  Christian organizations have come under attack while we won’t attack terrorists out of fear of hurting the feelings of Muslim Americans.  Feelings and artificial social constructs have taken the place of logic, facts, and science.  If I could sum up very quickly why Mitt Romney lost in 2012, it would be this:  Romney told us what we needed to hear, Obama told us what we wanted to hear.

There was no moment but the turning point was in 2009 when I was watching the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno.  Glenn Beck was a guest that night.  Obama had just come into office.  I made myself listen to the interview and a strange thing happened:  I started to think, “Hey, you know this guy actually is saying some of the things I’ve been thinking.  This makes sense.”  I had that moment that Columbus’s detractors must have felt when they found out that the earth was, indeed, round after all.
The door that had been ajar for a few years had now opened wide.  I started to accept that I’ve been taught a very narrow range of viewpoints.  Seen the world only from a limited view.  Assumed that Democrats were for the good guys and Republicans were just for greedy rich people, because that was what I was told growing up.  I start to realize, that’s wrong.  I made my decisions based on either false or misconstrued evidence, but although there were Conservatives around me in school, I wrote them off as cold, heartless, and party-poopers.  I had no reason to feel this way.  I had no evidence, because I just assumed the liberal news media and my teachers were right I blindly followed Dukakis, then Clinton, Gore, Kerry, and Obama.  Then as Obama’s first term went by I realized, hey he’s not doing what he promised.  He’s promised “hope and change” but things are getting worse, not better.  I trusted this guy and what has he done for us?

Why do I do this blog?  Because if a dyed-in-the-wool liberal like I was 8 years ago could make this level of transformation then I believe anyone else can if presented with actual information and research.  I want to help others do the same thing. Stay informed, follow the stories, ask questions.  I want to enlighten others as I’ve been enlightened.  I don’t think that Democrats are stupid (well the ones in power are).  Most Americans are good honest people who just want to have a good life, raise their families, work hard at an honest job and keep food on the table.  They hear Democrats talk about economic equality and free college and say, “Yep, sounds good.”  Then they hear Republicans talk about Federal deficit and terrorist groups 10,000 miles away and it doesn’t resonate.  Why does this work? How can Clinton get into office despite holding on to failed policies, and a 24 year history of lies, scandals, and criminal activity?  Because at the end of the day people look at her and look at Trump and figure, “She’s the sane one.”  They don’t look at ideology at the end of the day.  I understand this feeling.  I suffered from it myself for almost 30 years.  But when I actually started digging in and looking for the truth, and actually learned about what was happening, listened to intelligent well-informed people instead of NBC News and CNN, I began to see that I had been a conservative all along.  I think that’s what America needs.  Nobody should ever vote or not vote for a person strictly on the say-so of anyone.  Not me, not the media, certainly not celebrities, not even media that you trust.  We have to look at the candidates, find who best represents us, and vote for that person.  Don’t worry about “wasted” votes, or “he/she can’t win.”  Go out there and choose your conscience.  I’m not trying to convert anyone’s political views here, I’m merely pointing out that we all owe it to ourselves to not just form our opinions from 140-character sound bytes.  I’m trying to give people the information and get people interested in researching for themselves.  The liberal news media can put up their Hillary posters all they want, but we are Americans with two eyes, two ears and a brain.  I am confident that when ordinary Americans are presented with the truth, we will choose freedom, and thus Libertarianism, or at least Conservatism as a backup.  They can see that we’ve been lied to, that Liberty is the best way forward.  And if they don’t and vote for Hillary Clinton anyway, then while I disagree with their decision, at least it will be an informed one.

So  watch the news, do the research, find the facts, ask ourselves who’s giving these opinions and who’s biased for what reason?  If someone claims a law is unconstitutional, then take out a Constitution and read it.  See for yourself.  Constitution is not a dirty word, it’s the document that this nation was founded on.  It’s the law of the land, yet politicians these days are perfectly fine ignoring the Constitution out of political correctness or expedience.  If someone proposes a law that looks good “raising the minimum wage”, “expand Obamacare”, don’t just take the headline for its word.  Ask yourself where the money comes from.  Don’t you think your taxes are high enough?  The only things that count here are facts, logic, truth, and what’s truly good for you and this country.  I’ve laid out the reasons many times why I believe that Hillary Clinton is not only the wrong person ideologically, but is an evil and dangerous person who can’t be trusted.  Bottom line – When Donald Trump makes a mistake, some people get offended.  When Hillary Clinton makes a mistake, people get killed (sometimes unintentionally).  While I will not vote for either one of them, I will say that despite Donald Trump’s personality flaws, that he truly loves America.  I honestly cannot say that about Hillary Clinton. This my opinion and mine alone.  Now go and form yours.

I find it difficult to believe that I’m lampooning a movie I thought was gospel not 12 years ago.  It was a long process, but once I learned to look for the truth, I could not go back.  I hope that by writing this blog I can encourage others to seek the truth as well.  The truth will set us free, though it will royally piss us off first.

Liberal Hypocricy

LIBERAL HYPOCRISY
 
+ Insisting on raising taxes on “the rich” even though history has proven that lower taxes lead to job growth, and the fact it’s been proven that even taking every penny over $250,000 wouldn’t cover our budget for one year. The argument is purely emotional not logical. What exactly is the “fair share” of someone’s income that he’s earned that he should be able to keep? Also a Pew Research study shows that “people with adjusted gross income, or AGI, above $250,000 paid just over half (51.6%) of all individual income taxes, though they accounted for only 2.7% of all returns filed”
+ The “Black Lives Matter” and other social justice warriors that feel they need to be protected from speech that they don’t agree with, even when the First Amendment guarantees free speech. They march and protest saying their voice needs to be heard but as soon as the other side tries to speak they get shut down.
+ Insisting on raising the minimum wage when it would clearly cause loss of jobs in the economy. A minimum wage raises salaries for some workers at the cost of putting other workers out of jobs entirely. What’s the acceptable ratio for that? For every 10 people who get a higher salary, how many are you willing to see lose their jobs?
+ Fighting Voter ID claiming racism, when it has nothing to do with race. Logic dictates that you need an ID to buy liquor and get on an airplane, it’s not that hard to get ID regardless of race or income.
+ If you believe we have a “right” to things like health care, food, shelter and a good education, then doesn’t that also mean you believe we also have a right to force other people to unwillingly provide those things at gunpoint?
+ Are you pro-choice or pro-abortion? If it’s pro-choice, do you feel people should be able to choose to have an assault weapon, what kind of light bulb they use in their house or whether they’d like to put their Social Security funds into a private retirement account, or choose where their children go to public school?
+ Claiming that Republicans are hurting the economy when the poorest and most crime ridden cities (Detroit, Baltimore) have had overwhelming Democrat control for decades.
+ How can you oppose putting murderers to death and be fine with killing innocent children via abortion?
+ The gender wage gap myth: If firms can get by with paying women 72 cents on the dollar for the same quality of work as men, then why don’t we see any firms with all female labor forces using those lower costs to dominate the marketplace?
+ If you believe we have a “right” to things like health care, food, shelter and a good education, then doesn’t that also mean you believe we also have a right to force other people to unwillingly provide those things at gunpoint?
+ How can you simultaneously want a big government that will make decisions that have an enormous impact on the lives of every American while also saying that the character and morals of our politicians don’t matter?
+ What exactly is the “fair share” of someone’s income that he’s earned that he should be able to keep?
+ Why is it that time and time again, revenue paid to the treasury has GONE UP after we’ve cut taxes?
+ Are you pro-choice or pro-abortion? If it’s pro-choice, do you feel people should be able to choose to have an assault weapon, what kind of light bulb they use in their house or whether they’d like to put their Social Security funds into a private retirement account?
+ If corporations are so awful, greedy and bad for the country, then shouldn’t we be celebrating when they decide to close their plants here and move overseas?
+ How can liberal economists like Paul Krugman be right when they claim that our economy isn’t doing well because we aren’t spending enough money when we’re already running massive, unsustainable deficits and spending is going up every year?
+ Since we “all agree” with the idea that our level of deficit spending is “unsustainable,” what would be wrong with permanently freezing federal spending at the current level until we balance the budget by increasing revenue, cutting spending or some combination thereof?
+  In a world where people can easily change states and can, with a bit more difficulty, permanently move to other roughly comparable parts of the globe, do you really think it’s feasible over the long haul to have a tax system where 86% of the income taxes are paid by the top 25% of the income earners?
+ A minimum wage raises salaries for some workers at the cost of putting other workers out of jobs entirely. What’s the acceptable ratio for that? For every 10 people who get a higher salary, how many are you willing to see lose their jobs?
+ The earth has been warming and cooling for thousands of years with temperature drops and increases that are much larger than the ones we’ve seen over the last century. Since we can’t adequately explain or model those changes, what makes us think we can say with any sort of confidence that global warming is being caused by man?
+ We live in a world where people have more choices than ever before in music, entertainment, careers, news sources and what to do with their time. Shouldn’t government mirror that trend by moving towards federalism and states’ rights instead of centralizing more and more power in Washington, DC?
+ If people in the middle class aren’t willing to pay enough in taxes to cover the government services that they use because they don’t think it’s worth the money, shouldn’t we prune back government to a level people do feel comfortable paying for in taxes?
+ If firms can get by with paying women 72 cents on the dollar for the same quality of work as men, then why don’t we see any firms with all female labor forces using those lower costs to dominate the marketplace?
+ We have to pay taxes and obey Obamacare because “it’s the law,” but regarding illegal immigration, immigrants don’t have to follow the law because the law is broken?
+ Why do you tout scientific “evidence” when referring to global warming, yet ignore biological evidence when you want gender fluidity.
 
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Liberals believe that…
…it’s impossible to come to any sort of reasonable compromise with conservatives on anything, but that we can fix our problems with nations like Iran and North Korea by just sitting down and talking things out.
…we’ve all got to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint to save the planet. Yet, liberals like Al Gore live in big mansions and fly around in private jets while still maintaining their credibility with their fellow environmentalist libs.
…we definitely need to have higher tax rates in this country. Yet many of Obama’s nominees and cabinet members, including the Secretary of the Treasury, don’t pay their taxes as is — and liberals are okay with that.
…guns should be banned! Yet, while they want to take guns out of the hands of law-abiding Americans who live in dangerous neighborhoods, they believe liberal celebrities like Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell should be able to hire armed bodyguards.
…they’re the ones who really care about educating children; yet time and time again, they support policies that hurt our kids, but help their political allies in the teachers’ unions.
…running deficits are bad! After all, liberals ceaselessly took credit for the budget being balanced during the Clinton years and attack Bush for his profligate spending, right? Yet, despite the fact that Obama is running an unsustainable deficit so large that it threatens the future of the country, liberals are perfectly fine with it.
…college campuses are supposed to be places of learning and intellectual openness, but they approve of conservative speakers being attacked and shouted down.
…they’re gay-friendly even as they work to out gay Republicans and they often accuse the Republicans they hate the most of secretly being gay.
…they’re the ones who are champions of free speech, but liberals want to silence their most effective critics on talk radio via the Fairness Doctrine.
…they’re the ones who really want to stick to the Constitution. Yet, liberals buy into a “living Constitution,” which is nothing more in practice than substituting your personal opinion for what’s actually in the Constitution.
…it was terrible for George Bush to detain terrorists indefinitely, to use extraordinary rendition to send them to other nations, and to withhold more photos of what happened at Abu Ghraib — but, when Obama did the exact same things, few liberals had anything to say about it.
…we have to move away from sources of energy like oil, coal, and nuclear power towards what they believe are more eco-friendly power sources like wind power. Yet, whenever anyone tries to build a wind turbine, it’s almost always a liberal that attempts to stop it — just as Ted Kennedy did because he was afraid his achting view might be spoiled if the ideas he championed were put into practice.
…they’re courageous for speaking out against Republicans while Hollywood and the media cheer them on, but when the time comes to speak out against the abuses of radical Muslims, they’re terrified into silence.
…when someone despises America, we need to ask, “What have we done to make him hate us?” — but, when someone despises liberals for what they’re doing to the country, they conclude that person must be ignorant, bigoted, or evil.
…it’s morally abhorrent to put a serial killer to death, but that a mother killing her baby via abortion is merely a “choice.”
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