Sunday, October 07, 2018

On The National Scene - Promises Made, Promises Kept

Yep, this post is going to be about President Donald Trump.  Folks laughed at me when I said he'd get the nomination.  They called me nuts when I said he'd be our President.  I think some of these overpaid political pundits, with all their fancy data need to send me part of their income.

The Kavanaugh confirmation overshadowed something else that recently happened.  Remember when President Trump had said that NAFTA was bad for our country?  And that he would renegotiate it?  Well, he initially had success with that with Mexico.  When he was in Canada over the summer and he took a tough stance with that country folks said he was attacking our allies.  They said he was destroying relationships.  Canada was not about to change.  Guess what?  Canada did renegotiate.  We now have the USMCA and it is definitely better for us than the old NAFTA.

Remember when he was blasted for the things he said about North Korea?  Hmmmm, it did lead to a sit down with Kim.  Nothing great yet......unless you count the fact that it was the first time in over 70 years that the two countries' top leaders sat down face to face.  Nothing happens unless that happens.  That was a first big step that no other president was able to accomplish

Anyway, here are my prognostications for the upcoming mid-term elections.  The Republican party will gain 4-6 seats in the Senate.  The heart of America is tired of playing patsy to the coastal liberal establishment.  (And this coming from a guy born and raised in NYC).  In the house I'm guessing up or down 5 seats.  The Republicans will maintain control but by how much is uncertain.  Right here in our own Kansas 3rd Congressional District we need to return Kevin Yoder to Congress.  Sharice Davids (and others of her ilk) and her brand of radical progressive socialism would be destructive to our country.  Her health care plan would cost tens of trillions of dollars and her pushing for the dismembering of ICE just stinks.

Sidebar 1:  Sen. Dianne Feinstein needs to be investigated by the Senate Ethics Committee.  Her holding back on Dr. Ford's letter and then it's leakage at the 11th hour smells of horse manure.  Also, after her viewing of the FBI supplemental report she and Sen. Schumer held a short presser.  Ironically she kept referring to Dr. Ford, but would not refer to Judge (his actual title) Kavanaugh.  Kept calling him by his first and last name.  A subtle attempt at degradation.

Sidebar 2:  Sen Mazie Hirono of Hawaii needs to go back to the beaches of Waikiki.  When a US Senator, who has sworn an oath to defend the Constitution says that an individual is not entitled to due process she has violated her oath.  Who is she to determine, under our laws, that someone is not entitled to due process, or in effect is guilty until proven innocent. 

Sidebar 3:  Wanna read more about President Trump's wins and promises kept ?(Yepper, unusual for an elected official to keep promises that they made as a candidate).  Just click here to read this piece by Wayne Allyn Root.