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Why Did the Republicans Lose the House?

November 17, 2018

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Why did the Republican Party lose their majority in the House of Representatives?

It is an interesting question. Let’s try to figure out an answer.

With less than a month to go before the Midterm Elections, OpenSecrets.org reported that Republican Funding Sources had begun to pull their backing from certain candidates.

While this is a normal practice as election day nears, it signals that Republican groups are scrambling to move funds to districts where their dollars will count more — even though many of the abandoned campaigns are in Republican-leaning districts. “It’s highly unusual for the party to pull money from an incumbent,” Billet said. “Incumbents generally have a better advantage in subsequent elections, but this is one where they may not. That makes it doubly unusual for them to be pulling money from these races.”

Meanwhile, Democratic funding has yet to abandon any races in Democrat-leaning districts. Democratic candidates have been polling well and raising lots of money, Billet said.

CLF, a super PAC backed by major Republican donors, is spending far more this election cycle than the NRCC. CLF is relatively new to conservative political funding. When it formed in 2012, it only spent money on a handful of races.

So far this cycle, CLF spent $87 million on 51 races, averaging $1.7 million spent per race. Meanwhile, the NRCC spent $47.4 million on 33 races.

This is dramatically different from the groups’ spending just two years ago. The NRCC more than doubled CLF in 2016, doling out $39.7 million to CLF’s $14.3 million.

On the other side, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has spent nearly the same amount as the NRCC. So far, DCCC spent $60.4 million on 53 races, which is more than what the committee spent in 2016.

“People are making tough decisions now when resources are extra tight,” Billet said. “They have to do it now to make sure that the money they shift around has an impact. [Republicans] are really concerned, maybe close to desperate to hang on to the majority in the House.”

The NRCC and CLF did not respond to requests to comment.

Of course.

However, the New York Times concluded that, like everything else, the loss of the House was Trump’s fault.

Even before Mr. Trump began thundering against an “invasion” from Latin America — spurning with finality the moderate swing voters that Republicans desperately needed — his party’s facade of election-year unity was crumbling.

Panic mounting, Republican factions began looking out for themselves: Mr. McCarthy, currying favor with the right as he positioned himself to succeed Mr. Ryan, revived a push to fund Mr. Trump’s border wall. On the weekend before the election, Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, a far-right rival of Mr. McCarthy, began calling colleagues to gauge their interest in supporting him for minority leader in a Democratic-led House.

As Mr. Trump swallowed the already-faint Republican economic message with deafening appeals to right-wing nationalism, Republican campaign chiefs began expressing discomfort with his turn toward raw racial politics. Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado, head of the Republican Senate committee, expressed anxiety to allies that Mr. Trump’s obsession with a migrant caravan could harm his Senate re-election in 2020.

Among White House aides, improvisation and favor-trading overrode any semblance of political strategy. Even Vice President Mike Pence, aides noted, appeared less than deliberate in his approach: When conservative media began rippling with interest in John James, a long-shot Senate candidate in Michigan, Mr. Pence phoned the president from the state and urged him to campaign there. The same day, a public poll found Mr. James losing by 17 points to Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Johnny DeStefano, counselor to the president, told an associate he used “every ounce of capital” to keep Mr. Trump from visiting Michigan and other states where his party was sure to lose.

And in a move that baffled their political peers, both Mr. Pence and Mr. McCarthy visited Kansas City on the Friday before the election to campaign with Mr. Yoder, among other Republicans — more than a month after the N.R.C.C. concluded Mr. Yoder could not win.

Did you notice how the Times did not refer to him as “President Trump”?

That is because it is still too painful for them to even type the words out of a computer keyboard.

But, I digress.

It was not the President’s fault.

This country has never seen a sitting president work harder on behalf of Republican Candidates in a Midterm Election than Donald J. Trump did. His MAGA Rallies were phenomenal and truly fired up the Republican Base.

I feel like the loss of the House occurred for a couple of reasons.

The first one being that the Republican Founders pulled their money from candidates who were trailing with one month to go. While this is a normal practice in politics, we are not living in normal times. The Democrats stuck beside their losing candidates to the bitter end. The Republicans should have, also.

The second reason is more of an extrapolation than anything else.

After watching the graft and corruption of the Democrats in Arizona, George, and Florida in their post-election scrambling to “find” lost votes, one has to surmise that the Democrats’ corruption was also occurring in other states, as well.

I truly believe that the only way that the Republicans could have held on to their majority in the House of Republicans would have been to completely and unabashedly join the President on their Campaign Trail for Republican hopefuls in every state in the Union.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I saw a lot of excitement coming from the President. I even went and saw one of his rallies when he came to my state.

However, except for a select few, I did not see the Republican Hierarchy (Moderates) descend from Mount Olympus, I mean Capitol Hill, to push worthwhile candidates like John James, who was defeated by Debbie Stabenow in Michigan.

The Republican Elite are going to have to develop the “Eye of the Tiger” and go on the offensive against the Democrats for the next two years if they wish to regain control of the House in 2020.

It is time for those “Moderate Republicans” who haven’t before, to jump onto the Trump Train.

If all of the political shenanigans in Arizona, Georgia, and Florida 2018 were “trial runs” to see what the Democrats could get by with in the 2020 President Election, then we will need every single Republican Lawmaker on Capitol Hill to support President Trump in order to overcome future Democrat Corruption and secure the re-election of Donald J. Trump.

Because, as was just demonstrated, the Democrats will stick together even after Election Day, doing what ever they can in order to achieve victory, even if it means that…

One lies and the other swears to it.

Until He Comes,

KJ

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Broward Misses Recount Deadline by 2 Minutes…An “Oops” or Was It Intentional?

November 16, 2018

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FoxNews.com reports that

A Broward election official said late Thursday that the county had uploaded the results of its recount two minutes after the state’s 3 p.m. deadline – making its machine recount tally void. Instead, the county’s results from last Tuesday’s election will stand until manual recount totals in the state’s closely contested Senate race come in Sunday at noon.

In another direct accusation of deliberate misconduct by Florida election officials, GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott’s campaign accused embattled Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes of intentionally submitting late results to invalidate them. In the recount, Scott’s Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, lost more votes than Scott — a net gain of 779 for Scott.

The news of the bungled ballot count comes after Snipes boasted about never missing a deadline.

“We are excited to be at this point,” she said Thursday afternoon.

Later, Snipes acknowledged that “the results were in progress when I came out and made” that statement.

“An election like the one we just finished almost has so many moving parts and so many components,” Snipes said. “I’m pleased that we were able to accomplish what we did accomplish in the period of time that was available.”

Meanwhile, in the Florida governor’s race, Republican candidate Ron DeSantis holds a sizable 33,683-vote lead over Democrat Andrew Gillum following the machine recount, a margin high enough under state law to avoid a mandatory manual recount. Gillum, who gained only 1 vote on DeSantis in the recount, still has not conceded in the race.

As of the 3 p.m. deadline for a machine recount of three close statewide contests, nearly all of Florida’s 67 counties —except Palm Beach and Hillsborough counties — had reported updated results.

“Basically, I just worked my ass off for nothing,” said Joseph D’Alessandro, Broward County’s election planning and development director.

D’Alessandro said he had a hard time uploading the results because he wasn’t familiar with the website used to send them to the secretary of state.

“We uploaded to the state two minutes late so the state has chosen not to use our machine recount results,” D’Alessandro said in the surprise announcement. “They are going to use our first unofficial results as our second unofficial results.”

Broward has been under the microscope since the recount was ordered Saturday, and Thursday’s mistake is just the latest in a series of missteps for the largely Democratic county. Last week, a judge sided with Scott’s campaign in a lawsuit in which he alleged Snipes had violated state public records law and the Florida Constitution by withholding critical ballot information.

Earlier this year, a judge found that Snipes had illegally destroyed ballots in a 2016 congressional contest, leading the secretary of state’s office to assign election monitors to supervise her office.

“It would have been both surprising and shocking if they had actually started [the recount] on time and completed it on time,” Cathy Lerman, principal of the Lerman Law Firm in Florida, told Fox News.

…Since the recall was officially ordered on Saturday, Broward elections staff have had to sort through more than 3.5 million pages of ballots before they actually started to count votes. Several counties, like Miami-Dade, planned ahead and finished much faster than Broward.

…Now that the machine recount deadline has passed, counties will have until noon on Sunday Nov. 18 to submit results from a manual recount in the Senate race between Nelson and Scott.

“We have been the laughingstock of the world, election after election,” Judge Mark E. Walker, the Obama-appointed chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, said Thursday. “Yet we still chose not to fix it.”

There is a reason for that, Judge.

The Democrats do not want it fixed.

They are masters at “winning elections” by “any means necessary”.

Case in point, the 1991 Mayoral Election in my hometown of Memphis, TN

Willie Herenton is elected mayor – the first African-American elected mayor in Memphis history. Herenton upsets incumbent Dick Hackett by 142 votes, the closest margin in a mayor’s race under the mayor-council form of government, but not the closest in the much-longer history of Memphis mayoral elections under various forms of municipal government.

The election also sees the election of an African-American majority to the 13-member Memphis City Council. It is a tumultuous election night in which the vote count goes past midnight. The Shelby County Election Commission before and after this election had always released absentee votes first. In this case, the absentee vote totals are not added until the election day totals had been tabulated. The delay prompts several hundred Herenton supporters gathered at The Peabody to come to the Downtown offices of the election commission. They follow U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Sr., with a Hackett team of advisers arriving as well to oversee the absentee vote count. Herenton went on to become the longest-serving Memphis mayor, resigning July 30, 2009.

…with the FBI in the middle of a huge graft and corruption investigation of the Mayor and his Administration.

Under Herenton, the Memphis Municipal Government grew faster than Rosie O’Donnell at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

And, my hometown has never recovered.

The bad thing is…Dr. W.W. Herenton has announced that he plans to run for mayor again in the next election.

Do you see a pattern here, gentle readers?

Do you remember the word that Democrats have loved to use for decades now, “disenfranchised”?

Democrats use it to describe a group of American citizens whom they feel they are being left out of the mainstream or have had their rights violated, on purpose, usually by the big bad Republicans.

In the case of extending elections past Election Day, the Democrats use the word “disenfranchised” in order to make sure that every vote counts, even if they have to manufacture them.

The fact of the matter is that what the Democrats are doing by extending these elections and discovering new votes, does not make all voters equal, it gives the Democrats an unfair advantage.

The Democrats are actually disenfranchising those American citizens who have voted legally by showing up to the polls on Election Day or voting early.

Not that they care, of course.

Just as they did during the Kavanaugh Hearings, the Democratic Party, whether their actions in Florida Georgia, and Arizona are actually all part of a dry run to prepare for the 2020 Presidential Election or not, are showing Americans who they really are.

Democrats are not the party of the Middle Class anymore. Not by a long shot.

They are a political party of Far Left Socialists who believe in the words of the Russian Tyrant Joseph Stalin, who said,

“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”

And that, gentle readers is the difference between Socialism and a Constitutional Republic. Under Marxism, those in power decide. Under our form of government, WE DECIDE.

Or, at least we are supposed to.

Until He Comes,

KJ

House Dems Claim They Have Enough Votes to Block Pelosi From Being Next Speaker

November 15, 2018

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“I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” – Will Rogers

Yahoo.com/News reports that

As a steadfast Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but dared potential rivals for the gavel to come forward, a group of restive House Democrats vowed Wednesday to produce enough votes to block her from becoming the House’s new speaker. For two days now, disgruntled Democrats have claimed they have 17 names on a letter opposing Pelosi’s leadership, promising to air the document soon. They say those signing on are pledging to vote against the Californian when the full chamber elects the next speaker on Jan. 3.

Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., confirmed the letter Tuesday, and an aide to an organizer of the effort said it stood at 17 names as of Wednesday. The aide was not authorized to discuss the letter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Pelosi, asked by a reporter about her message to rebellious colleagues, challenged them to put forward an alternate candidate for speaker.

“Come on in, the water’s warm,” she said.

Democrats seeking to block Pelosi argue it’s time to give younger Democrats a chance to rise to high-level posts. They also say that Republicans have done such a good job demonizing her in campaign ads that it’s hard for Democrats to be elected in closely contested, moderate districts.

No challenger to Pelosi has emerged, but the group agitating for changes at the top of party leadership says there would be plenty of candidates should her bid be derailed.

“The first step is showing that she cannot get to 218, and then I believe the challengers will emerge,” Rice told reporters. She said that would make new members “feel more comfortable that they’re not just taking a no vote just to take a no vote.”

But Pelosi is one of her party’s most productive fundraisers, energetic campaigners and respected legislative tacticians, giving her wide support that will make her difficult to topple.

“I will be speaker,” she said Wednesday.

While simple math would say the 17 names would be enough to deny Pelosi a majority, other factors are at play. To win on the floor, a speaker needs 218 votes, under typical circumstances, but with absences or members voting present, the tally is reduced. As of now, Democrats hold 229 seats and Republicans hold 198, but several races remain undecided, so the Democratic number could grow. That gives Pelosi a margin of about a dozen or more seats, assuming all Republicans vote against her as expected.

“We’ve got enough to ensure that she cannot become speaker,” said Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.

To paraphrase Chico Escuela (Garrett Morris) from when “Saturday Night Live” was actually funny…

“Congress been “bery, bery” good to Nancy Pelosi.”

Nancy Pelosi has a net worth of $120 million. Pelosi’s drastic growth, from an initial $21.7 million in 2009, is attributed to stock gains and smart investments. Her husband reported raking in $1 million to $5 million in 2010 from a sale of Apple stocks. The couple also has a commercial property in San Francisco and a home in St. Helena, California, each valued between $5 million and $25 million. She also has a stake in some valuable residential real estate in Sacramento. All rank-and-file members of Congress received salaries of $174,000 last year. As speaker in 2010, Pelosi was paid $223,500, and House and Senate majority and minority leaders garnered $193,400. In 2011, Pelosi’s husband Paul lost as much as $10 million on investments in the United Football League and the Sacramento Mountain Lions. He lost $1 million to $5 million investing in the league itself, and the same amount on the individual team.

About those “smart investments”…

Back in 2011, Steve Kroft interviewed her for 60 Minutes.

Why, he asked, had she and her husband participated in “a very large” initial public offering “from Visa at a time when there was major legislation affecting credit-card companies making its way through the House?”

The legislation in question, a bill introduced by then-Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers in March 2008, would have let merchants negotiate lower swipe fees with credit card companies.

The bill made it out of committee on Oct. 3, 2008, but never to the floor for a vote. A version of the swipe-fee bill made it into an amendment by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., to the Dodd-Frank bill in 2010.

As the bill was proceeding, Pelosi’s husband, Paul, a wealthy San Francisco investor of the type the Occupy Wall Street mobs have targeted, bought $1 million to $5 million of Visa stock in three separate transactions in a part of the IPO that “60 Minutes” said was offered to a select group of investors.

Interestingly, the wealthy Pelosi has voiced support for the OWS mobs, calling them a genuine and spontaneous movement protesting the very financial wheeling and dealing that the great unwashed feel has victimized them. She gained the speaker’s gavel in 2006 while railing against an alleged GOP “culture of corruption.”

Pelosi is also a big fan of green energy. So is her brother-in-law, Ronald Pelosi, a senior executive with a company called Pacific Corporate Group.

Among PCG’s investments is SolarReserve, based in Santa Monica, Calif., which received a $737 million loan guarantee to build a 110-megawatt solar-thermal plant in Tonopah, Nev.

The loan was granted on the last day of the stimulus loan program, which also gave over half a billion to a failing but politically connected Solyndra.

While speaker, Pelosi was famous for her use of government aircraft to ferry back and forth from her San Francisco district.

According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, Air Pelosi, as critics called the fleet, cost the taxpayers $28,210.51 per flight.

Her fondness for Boeing aircraft does not extend to supporting Boeing’s plan to create badly needed jobs in the right-to-work state of South Carolina.

As we have noted, she says if the plant is non-union, the National Labor Relations Board should shut the project down.

And, that is just one “investment opportunity”.

Yep. Pelosi is a devoted public servant, alright.

She’s devoted to those green pieces of paper with the pictures of Benjamin Franklin on them. (They probably dated.)

If you look at this logically, San Fran Nan should have stepped down a long, long time ago.

Not only has she and her husband made enough money from all of those “smart investments”, it is obvious that she is dealing with “health issues” which would impair her abilities as the Leader of the House.

She does not know what she is going to say before she says it.

While her possible excursion into dementia is sadly entertaining to watch on television, it certainly is not helpful in the conducting of America’s business on Capitol Hill.

However, Pelosi’s antics up on the Hill would be a Godsend for the Republicans in their campaign to re-elect President Trump.

And, the 30 second sound bites will flow like Niagara Falls.

I am sure that Pelosi’s baggage brought on by her advanced years are a great concern to those who oppose her as the next Speaker.

And, I am sure that many would join the ranks of those younger Democrats who are already speaking out against her.

The problem is: Pelosi “knows where all of the bodies are buried”.

Just like J. Edgar Hoover had his own set of files about public figures when he ruled the FBI with an iron first, Pelosi probably has a set of files about all of her Democrat colleagues and those behind the scenes who sponsor them.

These young firebrands who want to “dethrone” her have a lot to overcome in order to make it happen.

Either way it goes, it will be fun to watch.

Until He Comes,

KJ

The Never-Ending 2018 Midterm Election is Why America Needs Voter I.D. Cards

November 13, 2018

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FoxNews.com reports that

With razor-thin margins in multiple Florida races being recounted, dueling protests, lawsuits, and unfounded allegations captured the confusion, frustration and all-out anger brewing in Broward County on Monday.

Florida has been back middle of a familiar nightmare after a recount was ordered in three races. Florida law mandates that any election decided by 0.5 percent or less will trigger a recount. Three in the Sunshine State fit the bill – with two being in the national spotlight.

The Senate race is perhaps the most contentious. Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott declared victory Tuesday night, but incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson never conceded the race. According to the Florida Division of Elections’ website, total votes show Scott with 50.07 percent of the ballots counted to Nelson’s 49.92 percent.

In the governor’s race, unofficial results show that Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis led Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by 0.41 percentage points.

Officials here spent much of the day rushing to catch up to Miami-Dade County following a Sunday glitch – a machine wasn’t registering all the ballots when it was tested – that delayed the recount process by about three hours.

By mid-afternoon Monday, Miami-Dade was about halfway through their recount process while Broward was just getting started. Much of the blame fell on the shoulders of Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes, who has a history of election missteps that even her supporters labeled amateurish at best.

Protesters carried signs that read, “Corrupt Snipes!!! Lock Her Up!,” “Busted Brenda” and “I trust (Michael) Avenatti more than Brenda!” while shouting at election officials, counter-protesters and the news media.

“Brenda needs to be fired! She needs to go! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” screamed Lois Healy, a New Jersey retiree living in southern Florida. “She can’t hide from us! I hate that woman.”

Another yelled into a bullhorn, “Supervisor of corruption! Show your face!”

Several others Fox News spoke to demanded Snipes, a Talladega, Alabama, native who has lived in Florida since 1964, be fired. A few went a step further and said she should be indicted.

“She needs to go,” one man wearing a Trump T-shirt said. The president has himself said Snipes “has had a horrible history.” President Trump also weighed in on the recount Monday, urging the state to go with election night results and called the ballots in question “massively infected” but did not provide any details.

The Snipes debate seemed to saturate much of the conversation in Broward, spilling out onto the streets near downtown Fort Lauderdale.

“I don’t care about her past,” Robyn White told Fox News. “Every vote needs to be counted. Every single one. Those people (protesting) – God bless them, but no.”

Over at the courthouse, lawyers on behalf of candidates duked it as the demands and lawsuits piled up. Nelson called on Scott to recuse himself from having anything to do with the recount. The incumbent senator did score a win after Circuit Chief Judge Jack Tuter said he saw no wrongdoing in the vote-counting and denied Scott’s request to seize voting machines. Though Tuter asked both sides to “ramp down the rhetoric” to reassure citizens that the integrity of the recount is being protected, that didn’t seem to sway many people.

There were other troubling signs about the recount Monday.

The Miami Herald reported that an election official in Bay County said he allowed some displaced voters to cast ballots by email or fax though there are no rules that allow for it in state law.

Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen told the newspaper he accepted 11 ballots by email and 147 by fax – something that’s only allowed for voters overseas. It is unclear what the fallout – if any – will be from the admission.

Andersen said that the email and faxed ballots were verified by signature and that voters were required to sign an oath before submitting the documents.

“If I can validate it with a signature, the ballot is there, how is that different than a ballot that comes in through the post office?”

And as the state scrambles to meet its Thursday recount deadline, it’s also dealing with unfounded allegations that a box of Broward County ballots was found at the Fort Lauderdale airport Sunday night.

What a mess.

The country hasn’t seen this much corruption in one county since…well, since Broward Country attempted voter fraud in 2016 and, before that, in 2000 with Bush vs. Gore and the “hanging chads”.

Before Trump was president, Republicans brought up the subject of required Voter Identification in order for American Citizens to exercise their Constitutional Right to Vote.

Of course, the Democrats hollered that it was some sort of Civil Rights Violation, which made every sane person in the country scratch their heads while wondering what the Dems were smoking.

Heck, the Democrat’s lawyers who were sent down to Broward County to “clear up” this fiasco want illegal aliens’ votes counted!

What the heck were illegals doing voting in an American Midterm Election?

The Democrats’ quest for more voters to support their minority political ideology transcends such “passe” concepts as right and wrong, legal and illegal.

And, that is their reasoning when it comes to giving those who have broken into our country the same rights as law-abiding citizens, including the right to vote in American Elections.

Looking at the political shenanigans going on in Arizona, Georgia, and Florida, do you now understand why the Democrats have fought against Voter I.D. Cards so ferociously?

A Voter I.D. would spoil the plans of the Democratic Party Leadership.

Remember, their Chairman is a Hispanic Political Activist.

In my state, even if you cannot drive, you can still get a state identification.

There is nothing to it and it comes in useful for all sorts of things where you need an I.D., even purchasing a cellphone and service plan.

Trump is absolutely right.

I.D.’s are a part of the overwhelming majority of Americans’ everyday lives.

The only reason to intentionally not carry one would be if you do not want to be identified because you’re breaking the law in some form or fashion…such as being in this Sovereign Nation illegally.

The right to vote in American Elections should remain as it always has been: a right enjoyed by American Citizens Only.

Allowing illegals to vote is rewarding them for not having enough respect for America to enter our country in a legal manner.

It is the wrong thing to do….just like “finding votes” after the election is.

What is happening in Broward County and Georgia, and the conclusion of the Arizona Senate Race is simply WRONG.

It is something that one would expect in a Third World Socialist Country like Venezuela…not the United States of America.

This needs to be dealt with and stopped now…for the sake of our Constitutional Republic

Until He Comes,

KJ

Rick Scott Files Suit Over Possible Election Fraud By Democrats

November 9, 2018

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FoxNews.com reports that

Accusing Democrats of a coordinated effort to “steal the election,” Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott filed explosive lawsuits late Thursday against the top election officials in two heavily Democratic counties, as three major races in the state appeared headed for recounts and votes continue to be tallied.

In his lawsuit against Broward County, Scott and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) allege that officials there are continuing to hide critical information about the number of votes cast and counted. And in a parallel suit against Palm Beach County, Scott and the NRSC charge that the election supervisor illegally used her own judgment to determine voter intent when reviewing damaged absentee ballots.

“I will not stand idly by while unethical liberals try to steal an election,” Scott said at a press conference outside the Governor’s Mansion, as he slammed potential “rampant fraud” in the race.

The bombshell litigation comes hours after Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, in an extraordinary series of tweets that alleged incompetence if not outright complicity by Florida officials, charged that Democratic lawyers were “descending on” the state in a calculated attempt to “change the results” and “try and steal” several statewide races.

…”Late Tuesday night, our win was projected to be around 57,000 votes,” Scott, who is currently Florida’s governor, told reporters. “By Wednesday morning, that lead dropped to 38,000. By Wednesday evening, it was around 30,000. This morning, it was around 21,000. Now, it is 15,000.”

He continued: “On election night, Broward County said there were 634,000 votes cast. At 1 a.m. today, there were 695,700 ballots cast on election day. At 2:30 p.m. today, the number was up to 707,223 ballots cast on Election Day. And we just learned, that the number has increased to 712,840 ballots cast on election day. In Palm Beach County, there are 15,000 new votes found since election night.

“So, it has been over 48 hours since the polls closed and Broward and Palm Beach Counties are still finding and counting ballots – and the Supervisors – Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher – cannot seem to say how many ballots still exist or where these ballots came from, or where they have been,” Scott said.

A recount now appears imminent not only in Scott’s race, but also in the agricultural commissioner race and Florida’s high-profile gubernatorial contest between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis, based on new vote totals — even though Gillum has already conceded.

Speaking to Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday night, Scott said, “we don’t know how many votes they’re gonna come up with. But it seems they’re going to try to come up with as many votes as it takes to win this election. … We’re gonna fight this, and we’re gonna win.”

Earlier in the evening, he was just as direct: “No rag tag group of liberal activists or lawyers from D.C. will be allowed to steal this election from the voters in the state of Florida,” he said outside his home.

…And, that is exactly what is happening…not only in Florida, but in Georgia and Arizona, as well.

The Democratic Party’s insatiable thirst for power at any price has driven them for several decades to attempt to usurp the will of the American People via Judicial Activism.

Whether it is threatening legal action or a citywide riot, as Harold Ford, Sr. did the night that former Memphis City School s Board President W.W. Herenton narrowly defeated incumbent Mayor Dick Hackett in a controversial fashion to become the city’s first black Mayor, Democrats demand to “win” elections, even when they don’t.

Recounts in Broward County are nothing new.

Remember the Presidential Election of 2000 featuring the Democrats’ Al Gore vs. George W. Bush?

Per USNews.com,

At 3 a.m. on November 8, Gore conceded to Bush when he pulled 50,000 votes ahead and broadcasters put Florida’s 25 electoral votes into the Republican’s win column. But within two hours, Bush’s lead in the state had shrunk and the small margin triggered an automatic recount under Florida law. Overnight, concerns about voting irregularities emerged in places like Palm Beach County, where a punch-card ballot with a format that was easily misread resulted in many disqualified votes.

Later on November 9, Gore’s team demanded a manual recount in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Volusia counties. News outlets carried images of Florida election officials staring at hanging, dimpled, and pregnant chads on Florida’s punch-card ballots, trying to “discern the intent” of the voters. Bush’s lawyers argued to block the recounts; several more attempts to stop, or protect, the recounts and ballot certifications also were filed. On November 24, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Bush’s appeal of a Florida high court ruling that allowed hand recounts to proceed.

The legal wrangling only intensified. On November 26, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, who doubled as state campaign co-chair for Bush, certified voting results that gave Bush a 537-vote lead. Gore’s team won a court hearing to challenge those totals. On December 1, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over whether the Florida Supreme Court had overstepped its authority in managing recount issues. On December 8, Florida’s high court upheld the manual recount. The next day, Bush successfully appealed for a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the recount. Bush’s team argued that the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection for all citizens disqualified a manual recount because Florida’s counties had followed differing vote-counting procedures. The Gore team demanded that every vote be counted. On December 12, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 vote, stopped the Florida recount. Though Gore received more popular votes than Bush, he conceded the next day. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Thank God that He inspired our Founding Fathers to create a Constitutional Republic instead of a mob-ruled Democracy.

Can you imagine living under a “President” Al Gore?

Yikes. That chills me to the bone. Get it? Al Gore…Global Warming…?

Moving on.

It never fails. A Republican Candidate has been victorious by a narrow margin and then, the next day or so, new votes have been “found”.

I wonder if they “found” the Broward County votes in the trunk of Broward native Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

If the Dems had won on Tuesday as big as they have claimed, they would not be trying to pull political shenanigans in the races in Arizona, Georgia, and Florida.

I am glad to see Rick Scott filing suit and fighting this garbage.

There is no way that the Democrats deserve to win any of these decisions being recounted.

By the way, if Gillum wins the Florida Gubernatorial Election and then gets indicted and found guilty from the FBI Investigation into his corruption as Tallahassee Mayor, will he serve from jail?

Some “New Bi-partisan Era”, Pelosi.

Sheesh.

Until He Comes,

KJ

The Democrats’ Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

November 8, 2018

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Yesterday started out as a great day for the Democratic Party.

They had won the majority of seats in the House of Representatives and were already making plans to use what they perceived as a “bully pulpit” to somehow, someway get rid of Republican President Donald J. Trump, who had the temerity to defeat their candidate, the Chosen One, Hillary Clinton, in the 2018 Presidential Election.

This was their chance to impeach the usurper, using their House Majority Status, the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and the support of the Deep State Operatives in the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats were counting their chickens before they hatched.

And now, to paraphrase the Reverend Jeremiah Wright,

The Democrats’ chickeeens have come home…to roost!

Yesterday morning, the news broke that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had been asked to resign and President Trump had appointed a temporary successor in the form of Matthew Whitaker, Session’s Chief of Staff.

According to FoxNews.com,

Whitaker has previously written an op-ed in 2017 in which he argued that “any investigation into President Trump’s finances or the finances of his family would require Mueller to return to Rod Rosenstein for additional authority under Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.”

Whitaker continued, “If he were to continue to investigate the financial relationships without a broadened scope in his appointment, then this would raise serious concerns that the special counsel’s investigation was a mere witch hunt.” (Trump has repeatedly derided the Mueller probe as a “witch hunt,” characterizing it as a partisan effort to detract from his accomplishments in office.)

“It is time for Rosenstein … to order Mueller to limit the scope of his investigation to the four corners of the order appointing him special counsel,” Whitaker concluded. “If he doesn’t, then Mueller’s investigation will eventually start to look like a political fishing expedition. This would not only be out of character for a respected figure like Mueller, but also could be damaging to the President of the United States and his family — and by extension, to the country.”

And in July 2017, Whitaker told CNN, “I could see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced with a recess appointment, and that attorney general doesn’t fire Bob Mueller, but he just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to almost a halt.”

Of course, both “Chuck U.” Schumer and San Fran Nan Pelosi immediately called for Whitaker to recuse himself from the Russia Investigation, as Sessions did, and to allow Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to remain in place as Mueller’s boss.

Whitaker did not reply to them.

During a press conference yesterday afternoon, President Trump said,

“I could fire everybody right now, but I don’t want to stop it because politically I don’t like stopping it. “I am not concerned about anything with the Russian investigation, because it is a hoax. There is no collusion.”

However, the President is the boss of the Attorney General and the Attorney General is the boss of the Deputy Attorney General.

…And, we all know what rolls downhill.

The icing on the “Victory” Cake which President Trump served the Democrats last night, came in the form of the revoking of the White House Press Credentials of the Democrats’ favorite “reporter” on CNN: Jim Acosta.

Acosta lost his feeble mind at the President’s Press Conference yesterday afternoon, badgering Trump about the caravan of illegal immigrants heading toward our Southern Border.

President Trump finally had enough, putting the belligerent brat in his place like a child who had tried to butt into the conversation at the Adult Table during Thanksgiving Dinner.

Trump told Acosta that he was done, but Acosta refused to give the White House Intern, a young lady, the microphone. When she did get it, he tried to yank it from her in what was no doubt the most unprofessional scene put on by a “news reporter” in the history of Presidential Press Conferences.

When Acosta returned to the White House to set up for a 7:00 p.m. news segment, he was refused entry and his press credentials were taken from him, suspended “indefinitely”.

Of course, CNN is livid as is the rest of the Liberal Main Stream Media.

Considering the way this lout has behaved since before President Trump took office, he had it coming.

Just like his Democratic Party Masters did.

What started out as “iffy”, turned out to be a great day.

While the Democrats were patting themselves on the back and playing politics, President Donald J. Trump was taking care of business.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Were Last Night’s Results A “Blue Wave”? Hardly…But, What Happened and What Happens Now?

November 7, 2018

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As I write this, I am watching the results of the Midterm Elections on Fox News, which has made the announcement that the Democrats will take over the leadership of the House of Representatives.

When they do, they will offer our Sovereign Nation nothing but divisiveness, obstruction, and stagnation.

According to the panel of experts on Fox News, the “Suburban Housewife” Vote is the reason that the Republicans lost the House.

This is very strange to me.

One month ago, I watched thousands of Mississippi Housewives lose their minds over President Trump during his MAGA Rally at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi.

Now, I realize that Southern Housewives are a little bit different than housewives in other regions of the country.

Housewives down here go deer hunting with their husbands on Saturday mornings, watch SEC Football with family and friends on Saturday afternoons, and attend church with their family on Sundays.

If “Suburban Housewives” are indeed the cause of the Republicans losing the leadership of the House of Representatives, then I can only conclude that

  1. These housewives have been propagandized by what they watch daily on the Main Stream Media, buoyed by Liberal-heavy daily talk shows such as “The View”, The Talk”, and “Ellen”.
  2. Republicans did not have a strong enough ground game in those district which they lost. Knocking on doors is still an effective means of political communication and the Dems are good at it.

In order for the gains which have been made under the leadership of President Trump to continue, Republicans MUST unite behind him.

This country cannot afford any more RINOs and Vichy Republicans, some of whom were defeated last night.

The Republicans need to stand strong and stay united, because the Democrats are going to try everything they can in order to damage Donald J. Trump.

A word of warning to the Democrats: if you go ahead and launch a bunch of investigations against the President, culminating with a call for impeachment hearings to begin, you will be slitting your own throats.

Winning the House of Representatives by a narrow margin does not give you a mandate.

And, if you do not come back to Washington and work with President Trump on the things which matter to Americans and instead, pursue a foolish course of obfuscation fueled by hatred, then in November of 2020, average American Voters will remember your actions, such as they did in November of 2016…and you will, once again, will reap what you have sown, losing the leadership of the House and having to deal with another 4 years of President Donald J. Trump.

Your “Blue Wave” turned out to be a “Blue Trickle”.

Don’t overestimate yourselves.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Election Day 2018 – Jobs Not Mobs

November 6, 2018

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Welcome to Election Day 2018!

Today is not just a day in which we will choose the most qualified candidates to serve us in the House of Representatives, the Senate, and as Governors of our 50 (not 57) states…

Today is a measuring stick.

Today will measure how far we have come as a Sovereign Nation in the last 2 years. It will also be a measurement of how well American Businessman/Entrepreneur Donald J. Trump has performed his duties as the President of the United States of America.

Whether the Vichy Republicans and the remaining #NeverTrumpers out there want to believe it or not.

As someone who, along with his wife, stood out in the October Mississippi Heat for 4 hours to attend a MAGA Rally, I will tell you that I am not only unabashedly Pro-Trump, I am also a “Nationalist”, today’s Far Left’s condescending way of describing a Patriot.

Do you realize that if it was up to the Democrats, an illegal alien would be standing in line to vote right next to you?

If we, as average Americans, allow Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the American-hating wannabe socialists running for office in the Democratic Party to gain control of the House, for the next two years they will launch so many “investigations” against our Commander-in Chief, nothing positive will ever get done. And by “positive”, I mean laws and Executive Orders which will actually help American Business, instead of choking the very life out of it, as Obama and these same Democrats tried to do.

If Trump is not doing a great job as president, why have 40% of black voters left the Democrats?

They understand that all the Democratic Party has done for them is attempted to buy them off with costly government programs designed to keep them loyal.

No American should be held back from working hard and succeeding simply because achieving the American Dream on their own does not fit into a political party’s self-serving agenda.

Trump has given these Americans hope…and lowered the Black Unemployment rate to an all-time low.

Today is the day for average Americans to come together as one voice. To vote with our hearts and minds to preserve the economic progress being made under the leadership of Donald J. Trump in order to secure a bright and prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.

The direction which the Modern Democratic Party has taken to the Far Left of the Political Spectrum has put them at odds with the majority of Americans who still hold dear the Traditional Faith and Values System upon which our Sovereign Nation was founded.

Americans have had enough of the Democrats’ “radical change”, as we proved on November 8. 2016.

Today, November 6, 2018 is the time to vote for continued “beneficial change”.

Today is the day to vote for JOBS NOT MOBS.

So, go out and vote today, gentle readers, so we can continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

Until He Comes,

KJ

The Davidson/Crenshaw Story – A Metaphor for the Choice Americans Face at the Voting Booth Tuesday

November 5, 2018

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. – Unknown

FoxNews.com reports that

Pete Davidson is in hot water for some comments he made on “Saturday Night Live” about Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Republican running for Congress who lost an eye while serving in the U.S. military.

On Saturday’s episode of the sketch series, Davidson appeared on the “Weekend Update” segment, the 24-year-old comedian gave his “first impressions” of some candidates ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections.

He giggled as an image of former Navy SEAL Crenshaw, who wears an eye-patch on his right eye after being injured by an I.E.D. in Afghanistan, flashed across the screen.

“You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hit man in a porno movie,” Davidson mocked. “I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war or whatever…”

On Sunday, Crenshaw responded to the dig on Twitter saying: “Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said,  I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.”

Neither representatives for Davidson nor NBC immediately responded to Fox News’ request for comment on the matter on Sunday after the comments drew heavy criticism, most notably from the National Republican Congressional Committee, who called for an immediate apology from “SNL,” implying that Davidson is acting out after his highly-publicized breakup with pop-star Ariana Grande last month.

“Getting dumped by your pop star girlfriend is no excuse for lashing out at a decorated war hero who lost his eye serving our country. Pete Davidson and NBC should immediately apologize to Dan, and to the millions of veterans and military families who tune in every weekend – because they’re not laughing,” a statement from NRCC spokesman Jack Pandol that was posted to Twitter read.

Davidson didn’t avoid the breakup with Grande while on Weekend Update, ending the controversial segment with a sincere note to the millions watching that were curious about his recent breakup.

“The last thing I will say is I know some of you are curious about the breakup, but the truth is it’s nobody’s business, and sometimes things just don’t work out, and that’s OK. “She’s a wonderful, strong person, and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world,” he said. “Now please go vote on Tuesday.”

So, one of the Celebrity Wannabes on NBC’s Saturday Night Live said something extremely unfunny in order the try to get a laugh.

That’s not unusual in itself.

SNL hasn’t been funny since the days of Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo.

What struck me about this story is the fact that it so clearly illustrates the choice that Americans are facing in Tuesday night’s Midterm Election.

The words and actions of Pete Davidson come across as an all-too-familiar example of the attitude of the Far Left members of today’s Democratic Party.

The fact that he is an East Coast Millineal reinforces the image that average Americans between the coasts have of those who share his political and cultural ideology.

I see folks like Davidson every day in my job while working with the public. Individuals who have never been “raised in the way in which they should go”, respecting no one and holding none of the traditional American Values which my generation were taught to embrace and cherish at an early age.

And, when they are called out for their asinine behavior, they issue a conceit–filled insincere apology, as if that will somehow exempt them from responsibility for what they did.

These “New Bolsheviks” have no appreciation for the sacrifices which other have made to secure our Sovereign Nation’s freedom. If fact, they would rather give up their freedom to live under the benevolence of an all-powerful Central Government, who would see to their “needs” from cradle to grave.

Like the socialists running for office in Brooklyn, New York and in Florida, these young “New Bolsheviks” do not have a clue as to the failure that is Marxism as a form of government.

They just know that everyone should get “free stuff”.

When Americans go into the voting booth tomorrow , we will all face the choice of voting for candidates representing a political party which has taken an anti-American stance and embraced a political philosophy which has never worked anywhere that it was implemented as a form of government or to “bitterly cling” to our guns, Bibles, and Traditional American Faith and Values which have made us the greatest country on the face of God’s Green Earth.

Thanks to us average Americans standing up on our hind legs and electing a President who believes as we do, we have come a long way in reclaiming our Sovereign Nation in the last 2 years.

We must continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

Obama Criticizes Troop Deployment, Says “Character of Our Country is on the Ballot”…No kidding

November 3, 2018

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“Lie after lie. Broken promise after broken promise. That’s what he did. Unlike President Obama, we live by a different motto. It’s called promises made, promises kept.” – President Donald J. Trump, West Virginia MAGA Rally, 11/2/18

FoxNews.com reports that

Former President Barack Obama derided the deployment of thousands of active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as a “political stunt” by the Trump administration, as Obama rallied for Florida Democrats and found himself repeatedly heckled by protesters on Friday afternoon.

“They’re telling you the existential threat to America is a bunch of poor refugees a thousand miles away,” Obama said of Republicans, referencing the caravan of an estimated 4,000 Central American migrants headed toward the United States.

“They’re even taking our brave troops away from their families for a political stunt at the border,” Obama added. “The men and women of our military deserve better than that. So they’re just constant fear mongering to distract from the record.”

Earlier this week, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis emphatically denied that the deployment is part of a political stunt ahead of next week’s midterm elections. “We don’t do stunts in this department. Thank you,” Mattis said.

Obama’s comments on the caravan came as he was heckled multiple times during a rally in Miami on Friday afternoon with Democrats ahead of next week’s midterm elections.

At one point, Obama addressed a protester and said, “Sir, don’t curse in front of kids. Come on.”

Obama flew to Miami to campaign for incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. Later Friday, Obama is scheduled to travel to Atlanta to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and other Democrats.

“This is what I look forward to — is having a few hecklers to get me back in the mood,” Obama said after one heckling. “I enjoy that. You always got to have a few in order to know that you’re on the campaign trail.”

Interrupted again, Obama told a heckler to attend a Republican rally instead.

“Here’s the deal,” Obama said. “If you support the other candidates, then you should go support the other candidates. Don’t be here. One of the things I never understood was why if you’re supporting the other guy, you come to my rally. Go to their rally.”

The Fox News Senate and Gubernatorial Power Rankings lists both Florida races as “tossup” contests. In the Senate race, Nelson is being challenged by Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis is running against Gillum in the governor’s race.

In his remarks, Obama called Gillum “one of the most inspiring, gifted candidates” running this year. He took aim at Republicans, saying “America’s at a crossroads.”

“Maybe most of all, the character of our country is on the ballot,” Obama said. “In the closing weeks of this election we have seen repeated attempts to divide us with rhetoric designed to make us angry and make us fearful. It’s designed to exploit our history of racial and ethnic and religious division that pits us against one another.”

Obama also took credit for the improving economy under President Trump.

“Right now, Republicans are all, look, the economy is so good,” he said. “Where do you think that started?”

Obama also referenced the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, and the indictments of former Trump associates for an assortment of crimes.

“They promised to take on corruption,” Trump said. “Instead, they have racked up enough indictments to field a football team. You know, I didn’t have anybody in my administration get indicted.”

Obama’s attempt to energize voters ahead of Tuesday’s vote came on a day of dueling rallies with President Trump.

Trump is campaigning for Republicans Friday in West Virginia, before holding a rally in Indiana.

Petulant President Pantywaist is at it again.

For him to be criticizing President Trump for sending troops to protect our Southern Border from an invasion of illegal aliens is both self-serving and the height of irony.

By making fun of Trump’s troop deployment, Obama, in his role as a spokesman for the Democratic Party is siding with the invasion of illegal aliens because of his and is party’s desire to turn them into future Democratic Voters, whether they become legal American citizens and pledge the Oath of Loyalty to this Sovereign Nation or not.

And, it is the height of irony for an anti-military bureaucrat like Obama to criticize this military action because all of his military actions which he undertook as president failed, except for the elimination of Osama bin Laden…and Six Team Six accomplished that mission, not Barak Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm).

Obama’s praise for Gillum is not unexpected. He is a younger version of the Former (Thank God) President: a slick socialist who is more crooked than a dog’s hind leg, who is under a continuing FBI Investigation concerning his shady dealings as the Mayor of Tallahassee.

Obama’s self-adoration and Revisionist History concerning his Imperious Presidency reminded me of some words which I posted on his last day in office…

On January 21st, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama, Former Community Organizer and Former United States Senator from the state of Illinois, was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America.

I can remember the moment as if it were yesterday.

That was the apex of the Obama Presidency….a monument to failure which was rebuked on November 8th, 2016, when Americans said “enough is “enough”.

Americans should have received a clue as to the way that the next eight years were going to be, when Obama’s first act was to fund abortions all around the world.

Thus began the downhill slide away from American Exceptionalism and toward the abysmal mediocrity of a Socialism-inspired Nanny State Government under which we found ourselves hurtling downhill at breakneck speed before Donald J. Trump was elected president.

This journey, from the plateau of being the greatest nation on the face of the Earth into the abyss of mediocrity and false promises with Obama leading the way and his precious snowflakes following like a bunch of lemmings not knowing where they were headed but being driven by their very nature, promised to do what America’s enemies had never been able to do in our history, that is, turn The Shining City Upon the Hill into a Third World Barrio.

Obama’s foreign and domestic policies both reeked of purposeful obtuseness designed to make our citizens dependent on a “benevolent” Uncle Sugar and to alienate our allies and embolden our enemies.

Just like his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, as it was explained to us by the then-Speaker of the House, the Democratic Representative from the state of California, Nancy Pelosi, Americans had to elect Barack Hussein Obama as President before we knew what was in him.

And, just like Obamacare almost ruined the greatest Healthcare System on the Face of the Earth, Obama himself almost ruined the Greatest Country on the Face of the Earth.

Just like a high school kid buying a junker of a car from friend, on Election Day 2008, Americans received a high-maintenance lemon.

And just like the kid who bought that lemon, we have been paying out the nose ever since.

Since Barack Hussein Obama took office, we have been involved in several armed conflicts, more than any other president before him.

And, while he was deploying our Brightest and Best all over the globe, he was using them for the purpose of social engineering, instead of respecting them as the fighting men and women that they are.

Obama eventually moved from just experimenting with “social engineering” within our military, to attempting to change the traditional morality and value system of our country at large.

In other words, instead of accomplishing something commendable, such as sending a man to walk on the Moon, Obama will be remembered as the president who enabled men to go into the ladies restroom.

While President Donald J. Trump will be remembered as the president who MADE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

Until He Comes,

KJ