And The Winner Of The Debate Is . . .

Donald Trump.

Democrats made complete fools of themselves once again as they argued, whined and complained on stage during the latest debate. I was totally embarrassed for them. Not one of the aspirants acted presidential. Nobody presented a compelling case that he or she is qualified or statesmanlike to lead the free world. Even Trump is elevated by this motley group.

All in all, Bloomberg hung in pretty well. Since he is the messiah of the Democratic Party, it’s a good thing he rallied from last week’s pathetic performance. Nevertheless, Mike doesn’t seem to have great conviction or confidence in his comments. He’s really a brilliant and eloquent man, but it’s not shining through. With about $500 million of political ads, Bloomberg should be able to limp into Super Tuesday with some momentum. Let’s hope he gets stronger for the good of the country.

One talking head said Sanders is like a drunken uncle coming to Sunday dinner. He was blathering and swinging his arms around wildly as he talked down to the nation in an imperious manner. I’m sure Sanders believes in himself and in his own BS. After all, he’s been spewing the same socialistic crap for 40 years. But, he tripled down on Cuba and Castro. This is almost as bad as lauding Adolf, and he’s paying the price for taking an idiotic stance on such a despised regime and leader.

Hispanics, especially, are insulted and outraged at the mention of Cuba in any favorable light. This issue alone could be the demise of the Sanders’ bid to win the presidency. And lastly, the man is delusional about eliminating private health plans and all the other entitlements he wants to bestow on the common folk. Even if he wins, Americans know that Congress will never support such a ridiculous windfall of freebies being proposed by Sanders.

Biden is taking credit for all of Obama’s “accomplishments.” But since the last president didn’t do much, Biden’s bravado is being scorned by those in the know. Being a gofer, I mean Vice President, is not such a great stepping stone to becoming president, especially with Biden’s mediocre Senate record.

The other contenders are not worth mentioning except for one fact. The longer they stay in the race, the greater the chances that Sanders will not have a majority of delegates in the first round. This will open the convention for the likes of Mike Bloomberg. If Butt, Klo and Screaming Warren drop out, Sanders might steal the nomination.

If We Elect A Socialist President . . .

Have you considered what might happen to our country if a socialist president imposes his ideology on our lives? It’s time to take the gloves off and start worrying about this threat to our priorities and economic system. Here is a list of potential problems that will likely arise if Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren somehow becomes the next president.

 

  • Socialized medicine would result in long waiting times, delayed treatment, greater mortality rates and less medical innovation.
  • Everyone would be educated in public schools. Private schools, and their more intense curricula, will be a thing of the past.
  • Our borders would be open to vast numbers of undesirable immigrants that will result in more crime, illegal drugs and financial pressure on municipalities across the country. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) would be discontinued in all likelihood.
  • Lawlessness would prevail as local police departments are pared back in many urban communities.
  • Meritocracy would end. Everyone would be paid the same compensation regardless of performance, initiative and ambition.
  • Entitlement demands would drain the country’s resources away from badly needed defense and anti-terror programs.
  • Corporations that employ millions of Americans would be dismantled resulting in more unemployment.
  • Global warming technology would ebb for lack of funding.
  • Charitable giving would decline markedly hamstringing efforts to eliminate hunger and homelessness, and to fund schools and cultural institutions.
  • Funding for state and city programs would be dramatically reduced in the face of large budget deficits forcing many local governments into bankruptcy.
  • Unions would have an inordinate amount of political influence resulting in lower corporate profitability.
  • The ability to climb the social ladder with hard work would be virtually impossible.

 

The election of Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren would be the first step in the aforementioned process. The tilt of the Democratic Party to the far left is not a good thing for America. Don’t be seduced by false prophets.

Democrats March Towards Socialism

For the life of me, I can’t understand what Democrat voters are doing in their primary. Sanders beat down his opponents in Nevada; his 50%+ majority was unanticipated. Biden came in second at under 20%. The rest of the field has got to wonder why they are spending their constituents’ hard earned money on a fruitless cause.

Of course, the contest excluded Mike Bloomberg. He’s still licking his wounds after being shellacked last week. Nevertheless, Mike spent tons of cash advertising against Trump in Nevada. Some pundits are saying that the Nevada results helped Bloomberg. Not sure I understand the logic of this perspective. Others thought that Bloomberg just might throw in the towel after standing around like a lost soul on Wednesday during the debate. He only spent a couple hundred million so far.

Everyone has stipulated that debating is not a Bloomberg strong suit. They aren’t wrong. He had to know that stop and frisk, his multi-billion net worth and untoward comments directed at women and blacks in the past would be hot topics. After all, Mike’s competition is jealous that they don’t have a half billion to spend on politics.

What the hell were Mike’s advisors saying to their boss about how to respond to the aforementioned? I’m sure that Mike is never spoken to in the manner he was on Wednesday.

Trump, on the other hand, doesn’t have any problems fielding barbs from his detractors. In fact, he seems to thrive on it. He loves to counter punch.

Well, things better change pretty damn soon for Bloomberg. Sanders is racking up delegates, and Mike is not jumping in until after South Carolina, although there is another debate coming up next week. It’s not good news for Bloomberg. He’s probably practicing as I type this post.

So, how’s this all going to turn out? The good news is that most of the lightweights on the Democratic side are ready to call it a day. The party is not prepared to support a moderate candidate (except, maybe Bloomberg).

Warren is a hot mess. She acted like a crazy person last week, in spite of some good lines. They were directed at everyone on stage. Unfortunately, she out-screamed her opponents but said nothing about why she should be elected.

Buttigieg and Klobuchar are not ready for prime time. Amy was on the verge of tears last Wednesday because Butt criticized her for forgetting the name of the Mexican president (Obrador). I figure she’s dead meat moving forward. Butt is coming across as a wise ass with a substandard resume.

Joe Biden is a hopeless cause. He was supposed to be the great moderate alternative. He’s acting delusional, like a senile old man. He has a sense of entitlement that few appreciate. His greatest campaign boast is that he was a gopher for a president with an unsuccessful record. Obama couldn’t get anything done, and Biden would be in the same boat if he miraculously won the primary and the election. Biden would be wise to consult with counsel about the impending investigation of corruption he will face if Trump wins.

Bernie Sanders has not accomplished a single thing during his tenure as a senator. All his colleagues think he is over the top. The man is an avowed socialist, which is only one step away from being communist. He relates favorably to communistic leaders and socialistic dogma. He wants to take our hard earned money and spend it on entitlements that will bankrupt the country.

I sense young people don’t grasp the dangerous course Sanders has laid out. The US can’t be great if its citizens get everything for free, with no quid pro quos. Free medicine, tuition, childcare, food, shelter and education are not sustainable. Every healthy American needs to work and pay their fair share of taxes, as do the affluent. 1% of the country cannot sustain the needs of 99%. The math doesn’t work.

I hope it’s not to demeaning to say, but I think whose who support Sanders are being hoodwinked. The guy is a con man selling snake oil to the American people. His proposals are pipe dreams.

And what about Bloomberg? I believe the soul of our country is at stake if anyone other than Bloomberg becomes our next president. Trump’s policies aren’t his Achilles heal. He could be a good president, but he lies and distorts and is unkind.

Bloomberg is a great man, a self-made philanthropist who’s giving away his fortune. He’s a monstrous success in the business world and is a terrific administrator. He could be our savior. Too bad he’s a lousy debater. Vote for him in spite of this shortcoming.

No Surprise, Democrat Candidates Are Losers

As expected, Michael Bloomberg took a beating last night at the hands of his primary opponents.

Bloomberg was unable to overcome the fact that he is a male, a billionaire, extraordinarily successful, 78 years old with two heart stents, trying to buy the election, instituted the “stop and frisk” policy in NYC that decreased crime (but was discriminatory against black men), has not made public his personal financial statements and told sexist jokes a couple of decades ago. It made absolutely no difference that Bloomberg led NYC through 9/11, meaningfully reduced crime in the City and is giving most of his wealth to charity. It didn’t even matter that so many Democrats have benefited by his contributions to their campaigns.

Frankly, I could only watch about half of the freak show last night. If it is the new American paradigm of politics in this country, I am really concerned. With Sanders and Warren waving their hands to be chosen to speak by the ineffective moderators, reminiscent of ten year old children, I was so embarrassed that one of the people on stage actually has a chance to become president.

The most obvious theme was how often the debaters, and I use the term loosely, spoke about negative things, and not the unrivalled potential of America. How many times did Sanders say health care is a human right? How many idiotic stories did Warren blather? To this group, everything is bad in America, and they will fix it by redistributing wealth in the country and tearing apart corporations that employ millions.

Obama won his elections by promising better times and giving America hope. It didn’t work out so well, but at least he had the right approach. This crowd of misfits only dreams of taking money from affluent, successful Americans.

The Democratic Party is the “noir” party. Their objectives are all vindictive, directed towards a sitting president, affluent people and the companies that drive our economy. They eschew all forms exceptionalism. The only reason why liberals denigrate the good times we are now enjoying is because Trump is, to a great extent, responsible for it. And what will they bring us if they win the White House- recession, higher taxes, lousy health care, a worsening educational system, more people on welfare and a weaker defense.

Democrats scratch their heads and ask why anyone would vote for Donald Trump. I want to return the favor and ask why anyone would vote for the lightweights (excluding Bloomberg) who were on TV last night lying and distorting the truth. They are not optimistic and hopeful leaders.

I am more convinced now that Trump will run away with the election, unless Bloomberg can somehow win the primary. Trump promises us a greater America every day. Democrats will only give us more sadness and weakness, all the while they will be tearing down institutions and economic systems that have made America great. Trump is incorrigible, but at least he’s leading the country in the right directions. Democrats’ gifts to America were a two-year investigation of Russian collusion and an embarrassing impeachment. In the meantime, our country’s infrastructure is crumbling.

Smarten up America. The only way out of this election jam is for Bloomberg to emerge as the winner. This is the only path that can possibly end the Trump era

The Primaries Are A Circus With Real Clowns

If the future of America was not at stake, the political craziness we are watching might be amusing. The reason to be most concerned is because there are no legitimate candidates to assume the presidency of the country.

Donald Trump has sashayed right past a multi-year investigation and an impeachment proceeding. Is it possible that he enjoys all the insane things happening around him? Is he that warped? How can a president awake every morning and look forward to going to work when so many despise him? Do you think Trump even cares about the feelings, needs and preferences of average Americans? Or, is he on the greatest ego trip in history?

No one likes to lose, and there sure are a large number of poor losers in politics today who blame their election shortcomings on others, like Hillary Clinton. But, when you are victorious, it’s time to pull in your horns and show some humility. Trump just can’t win and walk away without trash talking. He needs to rub his adversaries’ noses in the dirt. He must berate and tell those that supported his opponents that they are idiots for voting for another candidate.

It’s approaching four years since Trump came into our lives, in a big way. The man has no redeeming qualities. He is awful, and yet, he continues to escape impeachment of his tactics, politics and humanity in the broadest sense of the word. The only thing Trumpers can hang their hats on is the performance of the economy, and the truly abominable people the opposing party has recruited to challenge Trump prospectively.

Any “half decent” political hack should be able to obliterate Trump, and the Democrats chose Hillary in 2016, and Sanders, Warren, Biden, Buttigieg and Klobuchar to oppose him in 2020. Trump is going to defeat any one of these people handily in a few more months.

At a time when nationalism and love of country is paramount in America, Democrats are choosing candidates who hate this country’s traditions, including exceptionalism and capitalism. They include two flat-out socialists, one old man who has been a bumbling hack for most of his career, a young man who is barely old enough to run for president and an unknown senator from a Midwest state. Aren’t there any dynamic people in the liberal ranks? Is this the best liberals can do?

And now the Democratic Keystone Kandidates are going after each other disregarding the fact that they are all cut from the same un-American ideological cloth. But there is a bit of fresh air in the election in the name of Michael Bloomberg. Unfortunately he’s male, white, a billionaire, unknown between NY and CA and a former Republican and Independent. And the man has a track record of talking too candidly about race, crime and a plethora of other substantive issues.

But, let’s set aside “stop and frisk” and all the other untoward comments (even those considered racist and elitist) made by Mike. He’s a million times better candidate than all five of the current ones. Can he withstand tongue lashings and a barrage of lies and deceptions from Trump? Maybe. Does he have enough money? For sure. In fact, he will be beholding to no one if elected.

Democrats, Bloomberg is your only chance to save the country and the world from four more years of the Donald. Let him buy the election away from Trump.

Bloomberg Can Save The Democratic Party

The Democratic primaries are in full throttle. Already some of the players are being weeded out. The choices, perhaps, include a self-proclaimed socialist, a mayor from a small Midwestern city and a senator that I never heard of a few months ago. To make matters direr, the names of two of these aspirants are very difficult to spell and pronounce.

Do liberals really believe that a 78-year-old man who recently had a heart attack and is hell-bent on bankrupting our country can beat Donald Trump? Sanders admits that he does not know how he will pay for all the entitlements and giveaways he intends to bestow on poor Americans, although we know the affluent are going to take a beating. The main criticism of his main foil, Buttigieg (I had to look up the spelling), is exactly that concern- where will the money come from.

Would America be comfortable with a leader who espouses a system that has failed repeatedly throughout history? Sanders intends to tear down our capitalist state. If elected, he will eviscerate our greatest corporations that employ millions as he tries to resolve income inequality.

Everything in Sanders America will be free- food, shelter, medicine, education, childcare and Social Security. More and more of our neighbors will become wards of the state, slaves to an economic and social system that Americans have fought against repeatedly. Trump is not the most dangerous politician in the land, Sanders, Warren and all the radical left-wing advocates are.

And then there is Butt (I’m abbreviating so I don’t have to look up the spelling again.) How can we have a president whose name is impossible to pronounce and spell? Elementary school children will spend hours as the try to memorize Butt’s name.

Seriously, the man’s credentials are his B- performance running South Bend, Indiana. As a Notre Dame graduate who spent four years in South Bend, I know the job does not qualify a person to be president. Butt should wait and learn for ten more years and then run for the top job.

Klobuchar (I think the spelling is correct) is also an unknown quantity. She needs more seasoning than just her experience as senator of Minnesota. She also could be a factor in years to come, especially if she gives up the socialistic shtick.

Biden has proven once again that he hit his peak decades ago when he was elected senator from the smallest state in the union. For years, he has bumbled his way around Washington. It appears that his colleagues knew he would go no further. And, along came Obama who needed a subservient VP. This is all Biden brings to today’s electorate, working for a C+ president that could not achieve his destiny as modern day FDR. And by the way, Biden still has to deal with his and his son’s corrupt relationship with Ukraine.

Warren is more like a court jester dancing around the stage. Her proposals are moronic and her persona is offensive to many Americans. Plus she has a propensity to fib (and get caught in the act). Democrats will be better served with Warren out of the race. It’s a miracle that she was able to win a senatorial race. I suspect Warren will be defeated if she again runs for the Senate.

You are probably asking yourself what this middle of the road blogger thinks about 2020. The answer is one word- Bloomberg. He is the wild card. I’m not blinded by the man’s money and success running New York City (disregarding his flip flop on stop and frisk). He has the cash to finance his own campaign, and he would be a great leader for the country.

The only problem is that Bloomberg is really, really wealthy, white, male and not many people know of him in the heartland. In a contested Democratic convention where the aforementioned trio try to out liberal each other, Bloomberg could make a move and save the day for the party. Then voters could feel that they are saving the country from Trump without destroying it economically.

Trump Wants Revenge

Now we are sure, besides all his other faults, Donald Trump is a terrible loser and a terrible winner. After obliterating the Democrats relating to a Russian conspiracy and two articles of impeachment, the president fired back with both guns blazing at his political opponents, as reported in the New York Times.

Trump “exacted payback” at a prayer breakfast shortly after the impeachment trial ended in acquittal. “Choosing retaliation,” the president “lashed out” at all the Dems involved in a massive attempt to undo the 2016 election and eliminate him from consideration in 2020. Mitt Romney, a Republican senator who voted for one of the impeachment articles, was also a target of Mr. Trump.

At the breakfast, Trump “denounced the evil and crooked” lawmakers and the “top scum” at the FBI for attempting to end his presidency.

The president and his aides believe that the Dems “should pay for” the impeachment debacle. In fact, G.O.P. senators are now focusing on alleged Ukrainian corruption perpetrated by Joe Biden and his son Hunter. This could very well dash Biden’s aspirations to be the next president.

Here is a list of derogatory comments made by Trump during the breakfast diatribe. [Comments taken from aforementioned Times article]

 

  • The [impeachment] investigation was evil.
  • Dirty cops in government.
  • Leakers and liars.
  • The impeachment should never have happen to a president.
  • [Nancy Pelosi] was disingenuous saying she prayed for [Trump].
  • The impeachment was all bullsh-t.
  • James Comey is a sleazeball.
  • Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok are lowlifes.
  • Mitt Romney is a failed presidential candidate who used religion as a crutch.
  • Adam Schiff is a corrupt politician.

Note: It’s difficult to believe our elected officials speak in this way about each other. The other side did more than their fair share of name-calling during the impeachment proceedings.

Donald Trump should have left the dirty work to his staff and taken the high road. He has more than enough to be proud of. Taking off on a rant about his sworn enemies only drags him down to their level. The electorate just might warm up to him if he ended his poisonous and unproductive rhetoric.

Trump should be totally focused on his good work relating to the economy, low unemployment, new jobs, a bull stock market, major concessions in new trade deals and the assassination of another important terrorist. But instead he continues a war of words with the incompetent Democratic leadership.

If you assume Trump wins in 2020, which I think is the likely outcome, reconciliation between the major parties will be a long time coming. The president should take the first step in changing the current environment. But we all know that it won’t happen.

In the meantime, Democratic socialists running for president are attacking each other, and Iowa Democrats don’t know how to add, so its primary results are being contested. Maybe Bloomberg will save the party, but people in Davenport, Iowa probably never heard of him.

 

Trump Wants Revenge

Now we are sure, besides all his other faults, Donald Trump is a terrible loser and a terrible winner. After obliterating the Democrats relating to a Russian conspiracy and two articles of impeachment, the president fired back with both guns blazing at his political opponents, as reported in the New York Times.

Trump “exacted payback” at a prayer breakfast shortly after the impeachment trial ended in acquittal. “Choosing retaliation,” the president “lashed out” at all the Dems involved in a massive attempt to undo the 2016 election and eliminate him from consideration in 2020. Mitt Romney, a Republican senator who voted for one of the impeachment articles, was also a target of Mr. Trump.

At the breakfast, Trump “denounced the evil and crooked” lawmakers and the “top scum” at the FBI for attempting to end his presidency.

The president and his aides believe that the Dems “should pay for” the impeachment debacle. In fact, G.O.P. senators are now focusing on alleged Ukrainian corruption perpetrated by Joe Biden and his son Hunter. This could very well dash Biden’s aspirations to be the next president.

Here is a list of derogatory comments made by Trump during the breakfast diatribe. [Comments taken from aforementioned Times article]

 

  • The [impeachment] investigation was evil.
  • Dirty cops in government.
  • Leakers and liars.
  • The impeachment should never have happen to a president.
  • [Nancy Pelosi] was disingenuous saying she prayed for [Trump].
  • The impeachment was all bullsh-t.
  • James Comey is a sleazeball.
  • Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok are lowlifes.
  • Mitt Romney is a failed presidential candidate who used religion as a crutch.
  • Adam Schiff is a corrupt politician.

Note: It’s difficult to believe our elected officials speak in this way about each other. The other side did more than their fair share of name-calling during the impeachment proceedings.

Donald Trump should have left the dirty work to his staff and taken the high road. He has more than enough to be proud of. Taking off on a rant about his sworn enemies only drags him down to their level. The electorate just might warm up to him if he ended his poisonous and unproductive rhetoric.

Trump should be totally focused on his good work relating to the economy, low unemployment, new jobs, a bull stock market, major concessions in new trade deals and the assassination of another important terrorist. But instead he continues a war of words with the incompetent Democratic leadership.

If you assume Trump wins in 2020, which I think is the likely outcome, reconciliation between the major parties will be a long time coming. The president should take the first step in changing the current environment. But we all know that it won’t happen.

In the meantime, Democratic socialists running for president are attacking each other, and Iowa Democrats don’t know how to add, so its primary results are being contested. Maybe Bloomberg will save the party, but people in Davenport, Iowa probably never heard of him.