Posts Tagged ‘Trump’

Obama and Putin… “It’s…complicated.”

Posted by Troy on 29th December 2016 in Current Events, Political

So Obama hit Russia with some non-effective, but insulting, sanctions.  In particular, closing a couple of Russian facilities and expelling 35 Russian diplomats is really a slap in the face, diplomatically.  Let’s review…

Obama comes into office thinking that he could improve relations with Russia.  He tells the Russians they can build more nukes while we will not and removes the plans for expanding missile defense in eastern Europe, leaving our allies saying… “What the hell, America?”  He sends Hillary over there with her “Reset” button.  What does that get us?

Russia invades the Crimea.  Russia props up Assad.  Russia conspires with China to undermine the dollar as the world currency.  Russia buzzes our military ships and airplanes, flirting with our airspace.

Does Obama have any real issues so far?  Nope.  Not with the espionage, or anything else.

In 2015, he discovers that Russia is trying to influence our elections.  He sternly tells Vlady:  “Hey…Knock it off.”

Woooo…Vlad was scared!  Big, tough Obama said… “Knock it off.”  OMG… if Vlad disobeys there will be… well, there will be pretty much no consequences because Obama is the weakest, most feckless leader we’ve had in a long while.  Obama said he didn’t want to do anything because he was sure Clinton was going to win anyway…but she didn’t.

Little backstory, Hillary supported the Vlad protesters back when he was running for President–trying to influence THEIR election.  So, this could very well be payback.  Or not.  The RNC had hack attacks too, the same as Podesta…they just weren’t stupid enough to fall for it.  So Russia could have simply wanted to embarrass anyone they could.  Assuming that they are behind it at all, which I’m iffy on, honestly.

But Obama was willing to let it go…as long as Hillary won, because he didn’t want to appear partisan.  I hate to say this, but there’s no way that this man could NOT seem partisan.  At every turn, he has demonized Republicans.  When he won, he basically told them that he won the election and could do whatever he damn well pleased and refused to work with Republicans, preferring to try to demonize and shame them in the media instead.  When he couldn’t get his way, he just started signing executive orders.  His behavior is pretty much the cause of the Democrats losing the Senate, which cost Obama the chance to appoint a 5th, Liberal judge to the Supreme Court.  Now, Trump comes in with majorities in the House and Senate.  Trump will get to appoint the next Justice.  All of those sweet little executive orders are a pen swipe away from oblivion.  Obama is the architect of his own demise.  He has managed to reduce his own reign to a footnote:  “*Obama – the first President of African descent.”  That’s all he will be now.  And he did it to himself with his own arrogance.

So he’s doing what any spoiled child would do when he doesn’t get his way.  He is throwing a temper-tantrum.  He is chastising Israel.  He is destroying records of Muslim refugees which were being monitored.  And he’s hitting up Russia.  Why?  To make sure that Trump has as much going wrong as possible.  Obama will not have anyone outshine him.  He will NOT have Trump come in and just win win win.  Obama said he would take it as a personal insult if people didn’t vote in Hillary…and he meant it.

But the real thing is he is setting a trap for Trump.  If Trump reverses this decision, the media and Obama will say that it’s proof that Trump is a Russian pawn.  If Trump doesn’t, Russian relations will continue to deteriorate, leading to possible war or other strife.

I always knew that Obama’s ego knew no bounds, and the last few months are living proof.  He is willing to subject millions of people to war, death, and hardships just because his pride is hurt.

I look forward to Trump flipping the script and making himself look good and Obama look like the immature amateur he always was.

Long Live the Constitution!

A Comprehensive Analysis of the Electoral College Overturning the Election

Posted by Troy on 15th December 2016 in Current Events, Political

It is amazing how so many Democrats have started espousing the wisdom of the Constitution after spending my entire life explaining to me what an outdated document it is!  So the basic premise is that the Republican electors should choose someone other than Donald Trump due to Hamilton’s writings in Federalist Paper #68 in which he said that the Electoral College is meant to safeguard against a demagogue taking power.  Naturally, Democrats view Donald Trump as an unqualified demagogue while Barak Obama was the smartest man to ever take office.  But that’s neither here nor there.

First, let’s look at History.  When was the Constitution written?  It was after the Articles of Confederation failed.  What was a major issue of this failure?  All states got the same vote (one vote a piece).  As such, Virginia (the richest, most populous state) had the same say as Georgia (the smallest state, population-wise).  This really annoyed the Virginians.  Regardless, the Articles of Confederation failed, and the Electoral College (along with the bicameral nature of the legislature) was a way to strike a balance between state sovereignty and population.  Now, originally, any number of people could run for President (they still can, in theory, but not in reality).  The top two became President and Vice President, accordingly.  This was changed with the Twelfth Amendment after the President and Vice-President of different parties were chosen, causing much chaos.  But the original intent was this:  In a race between six candidates, it was possible a demagogue could troll the bottom 20% of the population and win, whereas the other, qualified candidates only got 16% each.

Now, with the two party system, this is no longer the case.  You would have to argue that 46% of the population is stupid and deserve to have their vote overturned.  Now, this truly is the Left’s belief.  They really do look down at those living in rural areas.  Ergo, the will of that huge red swath between New York and California mean little to them.  As Marx said, the city folk need to save the country folk from their own stupidity (look it up if you don’t believe me).  And this is what Hollywood believes.  Oh, those poor, backwards, red-neck, inbreeds.  They don’t know how stupid they are.  They need a benevolent dictator to do what’s in their best self-interest.  They’re too dumb to know what’s good for them.  [Google C.S. Lewis and Robber Barons for a GREAT quote of the tyranny that's for our own good...it never ends.]

So, what if the Left got its way?

Well, if the election was given to Hillary: Civil War.  No joke.  That’s what we’re talking about.  At least a couple of million dead.

If the Democrats all voted for a Establishment Republican and enough Republicans joined forces to elect a Jeb Bush (etc): The death of the Republican Party.  It should also kill the Democrat party, but it won’t.  They’ll forgive them because “They saved us from Trump.”

But even if Civil War was averted, it will be the end of American elections.  Why bother voting?  The Electoral College will choose who is president regardless of our wishes.  It is the appearance of a representative democracy, only.  It is a farce.  They will allow your vote as long as it pleases the powers that be.  Once that genie is released, it will never be put back in the bottle.

Even if you believe that Russia wanted Trump to win…seriously…do you think Putin didn’t want Barack to win?  The wide-eyed idealist with zero experience and the spine reminiscent of an earthworm over a war-hardened veteran like McCain or a savvy business tycoon that understood the threat Russia posed?  Ha!  Putin ran circles around Barak, and Putin loved that Barack won both times.  Hillary posed little problem for Putin, so I doubt he worried too much about her gaining power anyway.  But even if you think Russia views Trump as the better option…which is the best option for us: Four years of Trump as President or civil war?  Because that’s your choice, peeps.  Choose wisely.

Long Live the Constitution!

The Russians are Coming!!!!!

Posted by Troy on 13th December 2016 in Current Events, Political

If you went back and told Second Grade me that I would feel the media was too rough on the Russians when I was 38, I’d think you’re crazy…but here we are.

The White House admits that there is no link between the Russian government and the e-mail hacks.  But that’s not good enough for Democrats, whose belief system seems to be “Whatever it takes to get rid of Trump or de-legitimize him.”

1 – Hamilton did speak about the Electoral College being used to prevent a disqualified person from taking office.  I disagree with this interpretation (even though it appears in the Federalist Papers, which I love).  Hamilton was a bit imperial.  There is talk of two political beliefs in America:  The Jeffersons who believe in the People and their collective wisdom and the Hamiltons who believe that the People need to be ruled and protected from themselves.  I think this Federalist Paper was Hamilton being Hamilton.  The Electoral College was actually created as a mechanism by which the smaller states would agree to join the union.  While it still gives sway to the larger states, it ensures that the smaller states will still have a say in the affairs of the country.  I fail to see any situation where by the Electoral College overturning an election would not end in civil war.  Even if the people vote wrong, it is far better to just put up with their error for four years rather than have a small body overturn their decision.  That and to overturn this election would take nearly 40 electors turning.  That would just be incredible, and a clear repudiation of the will of the people.

2 – Did ya notice how none of the Democrats seemed to care when Mexico tried to influence our elections?  Do you remember that?  What about the UN?  What about other foreign countries that weighed in on our election?  When all these countries and outside parties were talking trash about Trump?  Well, that was all honky dory when it was benefiting Hillary.  Every country, friend or foe, tries to influence our elections.  Likewise, we try to influence their elections.  This administration tried to get Netanyahu ousted in his election  We tried to defeat an ally in favor of a group that actually hates America.  And no one said anything.  Oh well, right?  Remember when we overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran?  Good times!

3 – What did the hacks tell us?  That the DNC plotted to screw Bernie over?  We already knew that.  That Hillary has zero energy?  We already knew that.  That she sold influence?  We already knew that.  That she has utter disdain for the average American?  We already knew that.  So tell me…how did these hacks influence the election?  By confirming what we already suspected of Hillary?

4 – It is troubling that maybe Russia preferred Trump.  Of course, it could be that Russia wanted to weaken Hillary’s presidency (assuming she would win as everyone else did).  Maybe it was personal.  Maybe Putin feared reprisals for making Hillary look like a dithering old fool with her “Reset” button.  Maybe Putin just hates Hillary.  Maybe the Russian government has nothing to do with it?  Hackers are kind of Chaotic Neutral.  Who knows what their motivation is.  However, I will judge Trump’s presidency by his actions.  If he sells America out in favor for Russia, that’s called Treason.  He will be impeached and probably hanged, and he will deserve it.  I doubt all of this.

5 – I don’t believe 1% of Trump supporters would change their votes based on Russia being behind the DNC hacks.  As such, he still would have won.

Democrats need to get their adult pants on and learn how to deal.  California and New York need to get over themselves.  They are populous.  They are big.  But they do not reflect the values and beliefs of this nation.  Roughly 3,000 of 3,200 counties voted for Trump.  If Democrats really though about it, this should convince them in having a small Federal government.  As one person put it: “I can’t feel sorry for people who want an all-powerful government and can’t conceive that one day someone they don’t like might be in power.”

Long Live the Constitution!

Trump Not Prosecuting Hillary

Posted by Troy on 22nd November 2016 in Current Events, Political

This is something that has been troubling me for about a week.

Hillary Clinton broke the law, and she should be punished for it.

That being said, Trump is coming into a country that has been deeply divided.  He has been painted as a fascist.  There are people rioting in the streets.  Intellectuals are offering the concept that the Electoral College should overturn the results of the election.

The most important thing to him and for the country is that we begin to heal and be reunited.  If he goes after Hillary, nothing will get done, and we will remain divided.  That being said, he is basically spitting in the face of all of those who supported him.

If it were me, I would prosecute her.  Never compromise, even in the face of Armageddon.  Right is right.  Wrong is wrong.  However, this is not Trump’s modus operandi.  He is a deal-maker.  As such, I can understand his point of view.  And I will admit that his way is the correct way to bring us back together.  In that regards, I will scowl and turn my back.  As I said of Osama bin Laden: I really don’t care if he is brought to justice.  I know that one day, he will die.  And he will face justice.  Hillary is a 70-year-old who had just had her soul utterly crushed by the election.  Her health is obviously a wreck.  Soon, she shall die, and she shall face the judgement of God for any and all of her offenses.

We MUST reunite as a country.  We MUST remember WHO WE ARE.  We must do these things quickly, or all will be lost.  To that end, I shall let this go.

But he better the hell not put someone on the Supreme Court that won’t uphold the Second Amendment.

Long Live the Constitution!

But but…Hillary Won the Popular Vote!!!!

Posted by Troy on 21st November 2016 in Current Events, Political

So what?  The contest was for the Electoral College, not the popular vote.  If a football team got 400 yards and scored once during a game and their opponent got 200 yards…but managed to score twice off those 200 yards… guess who won.

1 – The idea that Hillary won the popular vote is moronic.  If anything, it proves that she didn’t run a good campaign.  She liked fundraising and holding events in friendly places and all but ignored the sea of Red that is the heartland.  Obviously, she didn’t know how to allocate her time effectively.  Trump would have run a different campaign if he needed the popular vote, and he may have won the popular vote if that was the goal.

2 – Some states stop counting absentee ballots if there is no need, so her popular vote gulf is overstated.

3 – It doesn’t matter because the Constitution states that the Electoral College is how the President is chosen.  There is no way to undo this.  Even if you passed a Constitutional Amendment tomorrow, it would only be good going forward.  Of course, I suppose that you could get 30+ electors to switch their vote, but that would surely lead to civil war.

Everyone is upset about the Electoral College.  Let me explain the Electoral College so that it makes sense: The founders wanted THE STATES to choose the President.  So it is THE STATES that vote for the President, not the people.  Now, every state allows their people to choose who the state will vote for.  Whenever you want to understand the Constitution, remember this:  The Founders wanted to balance the three forces: The States, the People, and the Federal government.  The House of Representatives is for the People.  The Senate was to represent the States (and it should go back to being chosen by State Legislatures, but that will never happen because people are too ignorant to understand why the Founders did anything).  Inside the government, checks and balances are used to prevent any function of government from taking control.  But this is a story for a different time.

Long Live the Constitution!

Teen carrying Hillary sign chased by mob

Posted by Troy on 15th November 2016 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

Today in Brunswick, GA, a black teen carrying a Hillary flag was chased by a mob of 45 white students who tackled the boy and took the flag.  School officials blamed the black teen for inciting a riot and threatened him with being charged as such.  Outrageous!  Right?  So what makes it less outrageous when I change the Hillary flag to a Trump flag and swap the races of the teens involved?

You may say that the teen knew it was going to get a rise out of his classmates, but what does that matter?  All he did was carry a flag with the name of the President-Elect on it.  Literally, he did NOTHING wrong.  Either you are for freedom of speech, or you are not.  You have to pick one.  This teen was exercising his freedom of speech, and he got mobbed for it.  To excuse the mob’s behavior is to say that you expect less from blacks (or liberals).  So, I ask you…how are YOU not racist for thinking so low of them?  How are you not fascist for being against freedom of speech?  I hold everyone to the same set of standards.  Also, it is high time that people stop allowing the irrationality and inappropriate responses of others to act as an unspoken tyranny against our freedom of speech.

Long Live the Constitution!

The Last Chance for Justice for Hillary Clinton

Posted by Troy on 6th November 2016 in Current Events, Political

The FBI will not do it.  Obama will just pardon her if she were ever charged.  The only possible way for there to be any justice is to NOT ELECT this woman.  If we elect this woman to be the President, we will be electing a person that 83% of us believe is guilty of crimes or unethical behavior.  Please bear this in mind when you vote.  You will elect someone that doesn’t love this country (Go back and look, not once has she worn a flag pin or spoken with true love in her voice for this country).  You will elect a criminal (you have to be blind not to see that).  And you will elect someone that thinks she’s better than the rest of us and has a low opinion of Americans (I estimate that she holds 70% of us in total disdain).

Please…don’t let this happen.

Long Live the Constitution!

Return of the Jedi – Hillary’s E-mail Saga Continues

Posted by Troy on 31st October 2016 in Current Events, Political

Ya know… we have bad short-term memory.

When the FBI originally investigated Hillary’s server, they said there’s no evidence that foreign nations hacked our server.  Hillary touted that there was no proof that Russia hacked her server…as such, she hadn’t put our country at risk.  Once all the lies and double dealings started coming to light, all of a sudden its “Russia hacked my server!  Russia hacked my server!”  Well, okay…fine.  Does that mean that you put our nation at risk?

When Comey let her go, he was the greatest law enforcement officer of all time.  Now that he’s reopened the investigation, he’s a rat bastard that is playing politics.

Democrats are howling that the FBI would dare release such info right before an election.  Oddly, Bill and Hillary had no problem with the FBI releasing information on the Iran Contra scandal which arguably cost George H. Bush re-election.

I think they are scared.  650,000 e-mails in a folder called “Life Insurance.”  Yikes.  God knows what’s on those e-mails.

When they released the tape of Trump talking vulgarly, I didn’t get mad at inside edition.  Trump said those things.  I shook my head and hoped that it didn’t cost him the election, but I didn’t get mad at the people for releasing the tapes.  I rolled my eyes at people pretending that they’ve never heard men say disgusting things when women weren’t around.  It’s different for the Democrats.  There is only one person to blame:  Hillary Clinton.  She had the private server.  She also likely committed crimes involving the Clinton Foundation.  She is reaping what she sowed.  Getting mad at Comey is childish.

Long Live the Constitution!

Goodbye, Never Trumpers

Posted by Troy on 27th October 2016 in Current Events, Political

After watching all the mainstream media fawn over Megyn Kelly for her debate against Newt Gingrich, I feel the need to talk about her and Glenn Beck and their ilk.  These are the people who are supposed to appeal to “conservatives.”  Well, siding with Hillary Clinton does not appeal to conservatives.  Let’s presume that Trump is a roll of the dice.  Fine and dandy…but Hillary is loaded dice.  Every roll will come up with fascism and corruption.

Megyn Kelly is demanding twenty million a year for her ratings which are the worst in Fox News’ prime time lineup.  Everyone turns off Fox after O’Reilly and then tunes back in for Hannity at 10 PM.  Honestly, if I was Fox, I’d cut her loose and let her go be the “conservative” pundit of CNN.  Her brand is destroyed.  The same with Glenn Beck.  Go to his website, and there will be 3 negative stories for Trump to every 1 negative story for Hillary.

Do these people think people are going to return to watching them after this election?  Especially if Hillary wins?  No, their careers are shot.  They have made out that Trump supporters are knuckle-dragging, women-hating, racist Nazis.  Here’s a real good measure for you.  I guarantee you that you know one Trump supporter that you respect, that you think really highly of.  You have known this person for years.  Which is more likely: that you have completely misjudged this person and he’s some sort of horrible person or that the media is trying to bully and brainwash you into believing what they want you to believe?

Fire Megyn Kelly and replace her with Kimberly Guilfoyle.  I promise I will be glued to my TV Monday through Friday at 9 PM.  I promise!

Long Live the Constitution!

The Real Cost of Obamacare

Posted by Troy on 25th October 2016 in Current Events, Political

Obama has announced that rates are going up by an average of 25%.  This is interesting considering there are a good number of states that are going up between 50% to 92% [that's the expected range].  I suspect there is some statistical magic and they used the lowest baseline.  However, what really annoyed me is that Obama had the gall, the unmitigated gall, to tell us “Look…no one is going to pay all that much more…because you get credits.  So, it costs more…but you get more credits, so…it’s okay.  If you have an employer plan, you’re not going to have these rate increases.”

Yeah…right.  One, we will have a rate increase due to taxes.  Where do you think those credits come from?  They come from tax dollars (or more appropriately…debt).  So, when they increase the tax credits, they also must increase our taxes.  It’s that simple.

Insurance companies are being forced to sell plans to people with pre-existing conditions.  They are also limited in the amount they can charge for these plans.  Since they have no choice but to offer these plans, the way the insurance companies make up the difference is by charging healthy people more for their plans.  Do you think that they won’t charge “employer plans” more if the other option is bankruptcy?

The main driver of increasing medical costs is the third-party payer system.  When you have a third-party paying, there is little incentive for patients to be price adverse.  Why should they haggle on the price when they are not the one paying?  Why should they question if they need this procedure more than another procedure?  Third-party payer systems remove the mechanics that set a market efficient price.

The cold fact of the matter is that Obamacare has also increased the demand for medical services without increasing the supply at all.  With more patients chasing the same supply, this forces the price upwards.  Since medical services increased in price, the insurance must also increase in price.

Of course, the Democrats will say that the only option is to go to a single payer system.  Yes, of course!  Government meddling has done a fantastic job so far.  Surely, more government interference is just what we need.  Here’s the truth: it may feel like you are not paying for insurance, but it’s just that the costs will be hidden from you.  It will come out as withholding and surtaxes and decreased defense spending and death panels and all kinds of things like this.  Mark my words: don’t buy the poison.

Long Live the Constitution!