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Do You Believe that Obama Deficits were $10 Trillion? Wrong!

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Obama, The Federal Reserve, and Donald Trump

You have been led to believe that the Obama Presidency ran the National Debt to $19.5 Trillion Dollars.  Further, that Obama doubled the amount of US Debt of all of his predecessors combined.  What did you miss?

Remember Ben Bernanke at the Federal Reserve and his wonderful invention called “Quantitative Easing”?  What?  Well, QE is a shifty way of “increasing” the National Debt without it increasing the National Debt!  Really?  Yep!  What happens is, the Federal Reserve, which is its own government independent of the US Government and can “borrow” money, print money, buy US Treasury notes, Money Backed Securities (remember the crash of 2008 when Freddie and Fannie blew up the real estate markets by allowing the bundling of bad sub-prime loans), and indirectly purchase stocks on the stock market.  Well, Obama and his brilliant team had no idea how to stimulate the economy organically, via tax cuts and investment incentives, so they joined the Federal Reserve and came up with Quantitative Easing.  So, what does this have to do with the National Debt?

Well, the Fed “increased” its securities assets by $4 Trillion dollars over the Obama 8 years.  But, since the Fed and Obama did not want to flood the money supply by printing worthless currency, so they used Quantitative easing to increase the money supply by flooding financial institutions with capital in an effort to promote increased lending and liquidity!  The end result is the same!  Your dollars are worth $4 Trillion less and the Fed, and you the taxpayer, are on the hook for $4+ Trillion in debt that is not included in the National Debt!  

So, the real Obama National Debt is $24 Trillion!

Why does this matter to you? 

There is no free lunch!

So while the Fed and Obama were able to create a stock market bubble and drive up “preferred” stock prices for preferred companies, and absorb a lot of the residual Freddie and Fannie funny money debt, ($2 Trillion Dollars), they were postponing the need to payback this bubble once the economy got back on track!

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Enter Donald J. Trump and a US Economic Resurgence

So, in November 8th, 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected!  Immediately he reversed the Obama business choking regulations and by the end of his first year passed a historic Tax Cut.  The result, the economy immediately responded with new jobs, new business investment, repatriation of corporate money held overseas, and an optimism the country had not seen since Reagan.  Then, last week, the investor community woke up and suddenly remembered the $4+ Trillion dollar debt we have in the Fed Closet! In a few short days, the Dow dropped precipitously to December 2017 highs.

Why did panic set in?  Well, the markets are not necessarily logical and always are driven of EXPECTED future events!  What are the panic drivers?  FEAR of higher interest rates and their impact on the economy and consumer spending, FEAR of inflation as wages increase and more people enter the job market, and FEAR of FEAR!

  Are interest rate hikes and inflation increases fears realistic?  Probably to some degree.  The Janet Yellen Federal Reserve had been slowly increasing interest rates since Trump took office from the Obama zero interest rate era!  Last week, during Yellen’s last Fed meeting, she did not raise interest rates as expected and she should have and irresponsibly stated that the stock market was overvalued!  She was irresponsible because the Price/Earnings ratios of Dow and other markets have not grown unreasonably over the past year in spite of rising stock prices.  Earnings have risen pretty much with stock prices.  The Dow showed the highest gain in 2018 v 2017 with an increase to $25.98 from $20.31, the NASDAQ increased to $26.10 from $24.15 and the S&P 500 actually dropped to $21.71 from $24.18.  

Where will the Market Go and How do we Get Rid of Obama’s Extra $4+ Trillion in Fed Funny Money?

The economic fundamentals are sound.  Companies will continue to repatriate cash into the US, continue to expand manufacturing and other investments in the US, the labor participation rate will continue to add more citizens into the job force, and more jobs will be created.  Would an increase in interest rates kill the economy?  As long as interest rates stay around 5% and inflation stays around 3%, the world as we know it will not end!  Corporate borrowing will be almost nil for global entities due to the piles of cash they have had offshore that they will repatriate. The tax cuts will provide all companies with additional cash flow that will lower the demand for borrowing.  Consumers benefiting from higher wages will stay about where they are in terms of borrowing and interest rate increases will have minimal impact on already high credit card interest.  

If US GDP grows at 4-5%, and President can get his budget through in order to control costs, the Federal Government should generate sufficient tax revenues to start to reverse the National Debt.  As employment numbers continue to rise, payments into Social Security and Medicare will slow than stop the bleeding from these funds. The Federal Reserve has initiated a program whereby it will start to chip away at its $4+ Trillion dollars in quantitative easing debt at the rate of $10 Billion per month.  At this rate of principal reduction, no real impact on the overall economy should occur. 

So, the bad news is that Obama actually topped $24 Trillion in total national debt.  The good news is that Donald J. Trump is the current President of the US now!  If Clinton had been elected, the Obama economy that was based on a ballooning National Debt and a ballooning Federal Reserve debt on its balance sheet would have been perpetuated.  It would have been a matter of time before the US became a rival junk economy to Greece!

It is critical that Republicans hold the House of Representatives and pick up 9+ seats in the Senate during the 2018 mid-term elections.  President Trump will be able to then attack capital gains taxes and complete his revamping of the tax codes.  He will also be able to rebalance Social Security and Medicare funds and put them back on a solvent path.   Welfare reform via work programs will continue the cost reductions for the Federal and State governments.  There are a lot of systemic changes that still need to be made and President Trump needs a Congress that will support his policy changes…

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

 

Hat Tips

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/q/quantitative-easing.asp#ixzz56MKZJa00

 

http://wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3021-peyield.html

P/Es & Yields on Major Indexes

Dow Indexes

Monday, February 05, 2018

P/E RATIO
DIV YIELD
2/5/2018 Year ago Estimate^ 2/5/2018 Year ago
Dow Industrial 25.09 20.31 17.70 2.15 2.39
Dow Transportation 13.48 18.35 16.49 1.38 1.32
Dow Utility 26.56 26.71 17.21 3.53 3.47
P/E data based on as-reported earnings; estimate data based on operating earnings.
Sources: Birinyi Associates; WSJ Market Data Group
Other Indexes
Friday, February 02, 2018
P/E RATIO
DIV YIELD
2/2/2018 Year ago Estimate^ 2/2/2018 Year ago
Russell 2000 151.45 nil 25.65 1.30 1.42
Nasdaq 100 26.10 24.15 20.85 0.99 1.16
S&P 500 21.71 24.18 18.05 1.81 2.08
P/E data based on as-reported earnings; estimate data based on operating earnings.
Source: Birinyi Associates
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RINO Watch Weekly Report: “Stupid is as Stupid Does!

At least once a week I will publish a RINO Watch stupidity report.  I know I will never run out of materials as the RINOs always outdo themselves to vie for the stupidity award.  This week is no exception!

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RINOs Respond to 8 Month Old FAKE NEWS Story and Warn Trump Not to Fire Heir Robert Mueller!

Of course the usual suspects, Lindsay Graham and Susan Collins, had to respond to a question from the media this weekend regarding their reaction to Trump wanting to fire Special Council Robert Mueller, or even conflicted Deputy AG Rosenstein.  This, in spite of the fact that this FAKE NEWS story was originally published almost 8 months ago and the President and his staff have denied the story!  Even Senator Grassley felt he had to chime in and warn Trump not to fire Mueller! 

DUH!  Assume the story is true, it has been 8 months and Trump has not fired Mueller yet!  So, Where is the BEEF?

RINOs suffer from the Al Sharpton Jessie Jackson Mic Syndrome (ASJJMS).  They can’t pass up opening their mouth when a mic and a camera are around.  It is like an automatic reflex.  Mic, mouth open.  Camera, mouth open.  Trouble is they never engage their brain before opening their mouths!

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Goofy Special Council Ken Starr-Mueller Should LOOK INTO whether Trump Lied About Wanting to Fire Mueller!

This is separate from the RINO comments above because Ken Starr proved that he is a Eunuch RINO as evidenced by his less than testosterone driven investigation of the obviously hyper-testosterone driven Bill Clinton.  The most NOT BRILLIANT admission by star in the interview was:

“He can ask for Mueller to be fired for any reason.  The president’s power is extremely broad, as long as he’s not engaged in discrimination or accepting bribes.”

Well, apparently he did not bribe himself nor is he discriminating against the old white guy Robert Mueller.  Maybe he is guilty of discriminating against Mueller’s obvious leftist-elite political animus, failure of Mueller to recuse himself in light of his obvious conflicts of interests, or maybe for just being an old white guy!

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RINOs Want to Stop the Release of the Nunes Memo Regarding Possible DOJ/FBI Corruption Regarding FISA Misuse

Lindsay Graham is in the spotlight once again along with the DOJ/FBI trying to Obstruct the Public’s Right to Know if its highest law enforcement and intelligence agencies have been corrupted!  Graham wants to wait to release the information until:

“I don’t want [the memo] released yet,” he said. “I want somebody without a political bias to come in and look at the allegations I have seen.”

And, pray tell dear Lindsay,  just who in Washington is WITHOUT POLITICAL BIAS!  

The TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S own Department of Justice, through the Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd told Rep Nunes, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, in a letter this week that releasing a memo  “extraordinarily reckless.”  How about the “extraordinarily reckless” abuses by the DOJ and the FBI to date in the Clinton Non-Investigation MATTER, the IRS Scandals, Fast and Furious Scandals, Benghazi botched investigations, Uranium-One “vetting” and more… 

Boyd thought that it would be a better idea to pass the memo to the DOJ  watchdog, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.  This would keep this out of the public for at least another 2 months.  Meanwhile the two Star-Struck lovers, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are still working for the agencies in spite of their obvious bias as set forth in their own text messages.

Hopefully Nunes will get the committee to vote to release the memo this week.  President Trump has indicated that, in spite of the objections raised by his own DOJ and FBI, he would welcome the memo being made available to the public!  AG Sessions and the entire 7th floor of the FBI better not get too comfortable in their lush surroundings. 

The President can’t be very happy about the lack of respect he has been shown by this agencies!  The President has shown a great deal of constraint given that if he did ORDER the DOJ/FBI to release info, then the MSM and the left would cry OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE!  

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips:

https://www.newsmax.com/headline/lindsey-graham-susan-collins-trump-russia/2018/01/28/id/839925/

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/ken-starr-robert-mueller-president-donald-trump-russia-probe/2018/01/28/id/839929/

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article196966409.html

Why Alabama Must Vote for Roy Moore!

Donald Trump’s Continued Presidency May Depend On Whether Roy Moore is Elected to the U.S. Senate. 

Step One:  If Roy Moore is defeated in Alabama on December 12th, his Democrat opponent Doug Jones Could be seated on December 23rd or within a week or so of that date.  If the 2017 Tax Cuts have not been approved yet, the Senate would be split 51-49.  The chances of the bill still passing is slim to none.  You have Collins, Flake, Corker, McCain and others itching to kill the Trump Tax Cuts.

Step Two:  The Trump voters are extremely upset with the Republican Congress failure to pass tax cuts and the repeal and replacement of Obamacare and rebels in the 2018 Mid-Terms and gives the House back to the Democrats and maybe even the Senate. If the Democrats Take Back the House in 2018, the Next Two Years Would Be Spent Impeaching President Trump and Killing His (Our) Agenda!

Impacts of Not Electing Judge Roy Moore:

  • 2017 Tax Reform and Tax Cuts would be killed permanently
  • Obamacare Repeal and Replace would be killed permanently
  • The Border Wall and increased border would be killed permanently
  • President Trump’s 70 immigration reforms would be killed permanently
  • DACA Amnesty would be adopted.
  • Abortion limits would be killed permanently
  • US security would be damaged due to the weakening of President’s Trump legitimacy in the world capitals.
  • Further improvements to the VA system would be killed permanently
  • Trump’s ability to appoint conservative judges, including to the Supreme Court, would be severely limited and force a compromise to more liberal judges
  • Many more negative impacts…

Make no mistake, Judge Moore’s Democrat opponent, Doug Jones is a died in the wool hard-line progressive leftist.  At a minimum, he supports:

  • Partial Birth Abortion
  • Limits to the 2nd Amendment
  • A No Vote for Trump’s Tax Plan
  • Obamacare Expansion
  • Not Funding the Southern Border Wall
  • Supports full Amnesty for DACA Recipients
  • Many more Progressive-Left Views.

Even if you believe Moore’s accusers, Jones is more of a threat to this nation than Moore.  If Moore is elected, he will probably be investigated by the weak Senate “Ethics” Committee.  If he is sanctioned or expelled, at least the Republican Governor could appoint another Republican replacement if need be.  Once Jones is elected, GAME OVER!

DO NOT VOTE FOR DOUG JONES!  PERIOD

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

DACA-Trump May Get the Blame for Past Presidents & Congressional Failures

 

Even Rush Limbaugh failed to connect the DACA dots today!  The DOT is the fact that Trump is the ONLY President, including the venerated Reagan, to uphold the immigration law by killing an illegal Executive Memo and the illegal past practice by so-called conservative and liberal Presidents.

Rush and other “conservatives” posited that Trump will tick off his base if the GOP and the Left get together and pass a DACA amnesty bill, and force Trump to sign it or own the deportation of 800,000 DACA beneficiaries.  They conveniently forgot to point out that Presidents Reagan, HW Bush, Clinton, GW Bush and Obama ALL created de facto DACA programs by merely turning a blind, and unconstitutional, eye to those kids brought to the US by their illegal parents and failed to deport any of them.  Obama merely codified, albeit illegally, the past practice of these President’s failure to enforce the law!  Trump, stood up against both the practice and the resulting Obama Executive Memo by wiping out DACA and telling Congress to act, or NOT!  The Constitution TRUMPS Emotion!

IF Congress Passes Amnesty, Will Trump Be Held Accountable?

I have been a Trump supporter from the get-go.  If the RINOs and Left in Congress come up with a DACA amnesty or an all out Amnesty for all illegal immigrants, and send it to Trump, will Trump sign it?  Will the bill have enough votes to override a Presidential Veto?  Will the Bill also contain tough border security and the completion of the border wall?  The devil will be in the details.  In the end, Trump’s action to sign or not sign it will not lessen my support for him!

Trump is in a “Historical Fulcrum Position” as the President During this Critical Period in American History. 

The Republican Party has morphed into a party that is to the left of the Democrat Party of the 1960’s .  Past administrations have created global tensions and conditions that threaten the very existence of the West.  The American People are confused between having a country based on the rule of law or the rule of emotional feelings and identity politics.  Capitalism is no longer thought to be the correct foundation of the US economy by many.  Police are thought to be the enemy of minorities.  States and cities openly defy Federal Law.  And our school system is nothing short of a cesspool of corruption, political correctness, and identity political teachings.  We are destroying historical statues and monuments leaving our history up for individual interpretation.  Our industries have been deported to other nations while deporting illegal aliens is thought to be cruel.  Our economy is on the edge of tipping into the abyss of socialism.

Trump is one man, not God! 

Trump stated in May of 2017 that,

“Freedom is not a gift from government. Freedom is a gift from God”. 

It is Freedom that Trump was elected to regain and protect for us to the best of his ability.  Not one single issue or policy.  Trump may not be able to right all of the wrongs of our past, and there are many, but Trump is the START of taking our country back.  Reagan said that “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction”.  Trump is here to represent that populist, America First generation who wants to start to take back our freedom and thus our country.  Our Freedom is not his responsibility but ours!  It is up to us to help Trump fight to take back this country and not to waver every time there is a bump in the road.  Trump has 4-8 years to overcome decades of decay and lawlessness that has overtaken this land.  If he is 50% successful, that would be a tremendous accomplishment.

Conservative commentators and pundits forgive all of the sins of past so-called Presidents and legislators and are laying the blame of this world and the fate of this world at the feet of Donald J. Trump.  Don’t make the same mistake whenever Trump cannot overcome all of the obstacles in his way.  Could you do any better?  Try supporting and lifting up our President rather than joining in the mob noise against him.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

MSG to Trump: GOP Congress is Progressive, not Conservative

RINOs Ryan and McConnell Stab Trump and the Voters in the Back

President Trump hopefully learned an important lesson today that the GOP led House and Senate are controlled by Establishment Progressives from Both Parties and they do not agree with your Agenda nor the Agenda of “We the People” who voted for you.  

While everyone is yakking about the lack of character in the GOP led Senate, Paul Ryan in the House released HIS budget outline for 2018 that PROPOSED CUTS TO MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY!  This is the same Congress that could not see their way clear to have the guts to cut Medicaid which is an actual entitlement program that no recipient paid into, unlike Social Security and Medicare.  This move is not to be fiscally conservative, it is to trap and squeeze more seniors into a bad single payer system that will become the norm for the rest of this nation.  Squeeze enough, and us poor folk will beg Ryan and McConnell to save us!  THIS PROPOSED CUT TO SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE IS A DIRECT MIDDLE FINGER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO PROMISED THAT CUTS TO THESE PROGRAMS WAS OFF LIMITS.  IS TRUMP READY TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH YET?  WE ARE!

TRUMP MUST TAKE THIS DIRECTLY TO THE VOTERS AND DEMAND THAT VOTERS TAKE IT TO THEIR CONGRESS MEN AND WOMEN AND THEIR SENATORS.  TRUMP CANNOT KEEP TRYING TO PLAY NICE WITH HARD CORE GOP ESTABLISHMENT PROGRESSIVES.

If Trump does not turn this Congress around, Ryan and McConnell both will lose their majorities.  Not one of Trump’s supporters will vote for a Democrat but they WILL STAY HOME AND NOT VOTE.  We know that this will mean that the Democrats may win but SO WHAT!  GOP led Congress just flipped us off as well.  

WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF RYAN, McConnell, AND THE RINO GOP PARTY.

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PERIOD!!!

RD Pierini

ISIS Uses “Open Borders” to Send Its “Terror Instructors” to Indoctrinate 2nd Gen Islamists/Citizens

ISIS and Other Islamist Learn From OUR Mistakes!

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ISIS and other terror organizations will not jeopardize the US and European Open Borders policies, ever.  Why?  They rely on our stupidity to allow radical terrorists into our midst unrestrained; thus providing them with radical teachers and trainers of Islamist terror. 
They are taught to train SECOND GENERATION ISLAMISTS WHO ARE CITIZENS OF THE US OR EUROPE in order to take the spotlight off of recently immigrated hard-core terrorists.  Then, the global elite can claim that this is not an immigration or refugee problem as the terrorists are our own citizens!

Wake up, the terrorists use us against ourselves.  Dr. James Mitchell was the chief interrogator of Khalid Sheik Mohammed.  KSM told Dr. Mitchell in effect that the terrorists use our own freedom of religion and speech to move freely among us.  Dr. Mitchell is quoted as saying:  “What he (KSM) said to me was our civil liberties… were weaknesses and flaws that Allah put into American culture so we could be defeated.” That the terrorist will use our policies, like open borders, to defeat us (the West).  That assimilation will not work with the terrorists as they seek religious domination of the WORLD, not westernization.   Mitchel stated that KSM relayed that “Mohammed believed the easiest way to win “the long battle to take over the world with Sharia law” was through immigration and by outbreeding non-Muslims”.  Think we can assimilate our way to peace with this Islamism ideology?

The left, and many of our Congressional Republicans, think that this is a battle of ideology.  It is not.  IT IS A RELIGIOUS WAR BEING WAGED BY ISLAMIST, AND NOT BEING FOUGHT BY THE WEST AS SUCH.  It was sad today to watch Roy Blunt and other “republicans” on talk shows downplaying the need for Trumps temporary ban on travel to the US from 6 nations until his administration can set up extreme vetting of these potential travelers.  This is TRUMP’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO IMPLEMENT THIS POLICY, (despite the opinion of the 4th and 9th circuit) in order to safeguard our citizens.  Trump knows that the Islamist are using the refugee and immigration policies of the US and Europe to bring in radicalized trainers and teachers in order to unleash our own radicalized Muslim citizens against our own country.  IT IS INSANE TO SUPPORT THIS OPEN BORDER POLICY. 

Congress expanded on the Executive Branch’s authority over immigration as follows:

Inadmissible aliens – 8 U.S. Code § 1182 …

“Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
Trump’s travel ban is supported by precedent by both Bush and Obama and is clearly within the statute.   According to the statute, Trump could say that he is banning Muslims, as a class, from specific countries but that is not what his executive order states.  If the leftist globalist get their way, America will be less safe and citizens of Europe will not longer have a glimmer of hope against the onslaught of radical Islamist terrorism.

We are at a crossroad in our history.  Our path will determine the outcome, freedom vs Islamist terror and domination.  There are no other possible outcomes according to Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/06/22/the-new-york-times-reveals-the-name-of-ksms-interrogator-over-the-cias-wishes/

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/ksm-interrogator-jihadists-will-use-our-civil-liberties-defeat-us

http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/12/21/khalid-sheikh-mohammed-interrogator-911-mastermind-told-me-immigration-political

https://americanslivingfree.com/2015/12/09/inadmissible-aliens-8-u-s-code-%c2%a7-1182/

The Left & the MSM are THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT to America

Senate Security Briefing Documents the Real Issues Facing the US

The Left Wing media and the Democrat Party are distracting US citizens with the “Russia” and “Comey” issues while the world left by Obama is a powder-keg ready to consume the West.

The Senate Intelligence Committee met today in an open, then closed, session to review the status of world-wide threats with the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA the DNI and others.  The purpose of the hearing was to lay out to the committee the status of world and threats to the US.  Too bad the MSM is cherry picking the discussion as even the open portion of the meeting was scary to say the least.  But, the MSM focus remains on the Comey firing and the “Russian/Trump” left-wing conspiracy.  They feel this is more important than the US being attacked at home and abroad by radicals and enemies across the globe.  This is TRAITOROUS at best.

Bullet Points from the Meeting:

  • The American people deserve to know that North Korea represents an EXISTENTIAL threat to the US NOW! 
  • They need to know that Russia is seeking to expand their territorial land grab in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. 
  • Also, Russia is stepping up their counter-intelligence efforts using updated technology and methods as are the US and others.
  •   NATO nations are threatened by Russian westward expansion; continued radical Islam terror attacks; 
  • The US is directly threatened by terrorism plans from Al Qaeda, ISIS, Iran and other radical groups;
  • and Iran is rapidly moving toward developing their nuclear capability and refining their delivery systems. 

All the MSM and the left can focus on is their narrative that Trump colluded with the Russians and defeated Clinton!

The graphic above shows that in spite of wall to wall coverage of Director Comey for the past year or so, only 17% of Americans have a positive view of the Director! In spite of his notoriety, 48% of Americans have no opinion of Comey.  And, 40% OF AMERICANS FEEL CONGRESS IS SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ON THE “RUSSIAN AND WIRETAPPING” INVESTIGATIONS!  American need jobs and security, not political rhetoric!

Trump will continue to deliver on his campaign promises that are already making the MSM and the left apoplectic.  Their coordinated efforts to de-legitimize President Trump is inciting violence, hatred, and is posing an existential threat to our democracy and our future. 

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The only possible outcome from this activity is higher and higher levels of violence ending with and all out armed conflict between the left and the legitimate government of the United States.  When?   Probably well before the end of Trump’s first term and perhaps as early as the mid-term elections.   We will see how sanctimonious the MSM pundits and the Democrat fringe are when this occurs.  Hopefully Trump will utilize the tactics of his hero Andrew Jackson, rather than Abraham Lincoln, and not engage in a civil war to bring the country back together. 

Far fetched?  It starts with killing free speech.  The left has a coordinated effort underway on college campuses and elsewhere to shut down conservative viewpoints.  Sanctuary cities are already defying Federal laws and are aided and abetted by left-wing judges who ignore the Constitution and the rule of law.  Firing the first shot is merely a matter of who and when.

RD Pierini

Twitter:  @RDPierini

 

 

KKK Leader Rule Still Hamstrings American Voters Wishes

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Robert Byrd:  The Byrd Rule was named after former Klansman and US Senator Robert Byrd.  The Byrd Rule basically laid out the rules surrounding what could and could not be included in “budget reconciliation” and where specific inclusions could be subject to the 60 Vote cloture procedure in the Senate.  It was a further move to insure that a 40% minority in the Senate could thwart the will of the people and the majority of the people’s representatives…

The bottom line, any use of the need to have 60 out of 100 Senators vote to stop debate in the Senate is asinine in the modern era.  

A simple majority of Senators, 51, should be sufficient to represent the will of the people.   This 60 vote filibuster requirement is not a part of the Constitution but merely a Senate “Rule” that was created by the Senate and can be changed or eliminated by the Senate.  The irony of the practice of requiring a 60 vote for stopping the use of filibusters to kill legislation was used extensively by Southern Democrats to kill Civil Rights Legislation!

Paul Ryan Using, or Hiding Behind the 60 Vote Rule?: 

Ostensibly, the demise of the repeal of Obamacare and the replacement of Obamacare fell prey to the 60 vote idiocy of the US Senate rules, including the bill killing Byrd Rule.  Ostensibly, the way the repeal/replacement was structured by Paul Ryan was to circumvent the arcane Senate requiring 60 votes to overcome a fake filibuster by using the Budget Reconciliation Rules of the Senate and thus prohibiting a MINORITY of Congress, specifically the Senate, to kill the Obamacare replacement. 

Was Ryan trying to use the Senate Rules to really pass a viable replacement of Obamacare or was he hiding behind the Senate Rules to insure that the RINO goals of keeping big government in charge of health care?  Only the very few members of the Ryan leadership team really know the answer. 

The sad part is that the American People, who supported the Republican take back of the House and Senate and in November of 2016 the election of Donald Trump who ran on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, are the losers.  Once again we counted on our Government to do their job and follow the will of the people.  Instead, Ryan and his cronies cow-towed to the will of big insurance, big pharma, and other interest groups to thwart the American People.

What is the Real Lesson?:

The real lesson that the American People have learned in watching this exercise of insanity is that the 60 Vote Cloture rule to end debate and allow a vote on a bill, whether subject to the budget Byrd Rule or not, has to be changed. 

We realize that the 60 vote rule does not make the Senate a great deliberative body but rather a slave to minority rule.  Period!

Same goes for confirmation of Presidential judicial appointments.  a simple 51 vote majority must be implemented or key judicial appointments can be derailed by 40 of the 100 Senators. 

The other use of the 60 vote rule is to try to hide behind a procedure to make themselves look good when they know full well that their vote is a farce.   All of the votes to repeal Obamacare by Republicans have been done with full knowledge that the Senate did not have the votes to stop a filibuster or last year’s when the House and Senate Republicans knew that Obama would veto the repeal vote.  But how many times have you seen Ryan and other puff out their chest and say that they voted to repeal Obamacare but X, Y, or Z stopped it from happening.  GET A MIRROR.  THE HOUSE AND SENATE REPUBLICANS, CONSERVATIVE AND RINO, HAVE ALLOWED THIS FARCE TO CONTINUE SO THEY CAN HIDE BEHIND CIRCA MID 1800’S RULES WHEN CAMPAIGNING FOR OFFICE.

Somehow, we need to force McConnell to repeal the Senate Rules to allow for majority rule.  Ryan and all Republican elected officials need to stand behind this change or nothing will ever change.

Some will say that when the Democrats are in power, they will use this Senate Rule change against us.  Where have you been the last 8 years?  The Democrats do not care about Senate Rules or the Constitution. Period!  Obama would issue an executive order and merely bypass Congress or the Constitution.  Ryan and McConnell would throw up their hands and say they don’t have the votes to overcome the Democrats. 

Enough is enough.  Trump’s agenda is OUR last chance to save this country from Progressive Rule and from the Big Donor, Big money interests that control this nation.   Obama put this country at the mercy of our sworn enemies and into the hands of the global progressive movement seats of power.

We need to stand and stand firm, NOW!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Note to Congress-We The People Are Watching You-Protect Trump or Else

Trump Sign-WYSISYGOpen Letter to Republican Senators and Representatives (and “conservative” pundits)

Dear Republican Senators and Representatives:

Just a friendly reminder of who we are, and what we have done for you.  Conversely, who we are, and what we can do TO YOU.

  1.  In 2010, you said that if we gave you the House of Representatives, you would stop Obamacare via the purse strings and stop Obama from shoving his hard Progressive Left down our throats.  We Gave You the House, and you did nothing.
  2. In 2014, you said that if we gave you the House of Representatives and the Senate, you would stop Obamacare via the purse strings and stop Obama from shoving his hard Progressive Left down our throats.  We Gave You the House and the Senate and you did nothing.
  3. In 2016, you said that if we gave you the House of Representatives and the Senate, you would stop Obamacare via the purse strings and stop Obama from shoving his hard Progressive Left down our throats.  We Gave You the House, the Senate and the Presidency, and now you are trying to emasculate our President and kill OUR agenda!

This is a not so subtle warning to McCain, McConnell and the House Leadership;  you all better rally behind Trump and his agenda or you will have hell to pay in 2018.  Your little party will be over.  We have had it with your stupid games that have left us bankrupt, futureless, and our nation basically in a state of a third world nation.

We have serious problems that transcend your meaningless position of power and your selfish, self aggrandizing misuse of the position we GAVE YOU.  Trump is our only chance to take back this country once and for all.  If you succeed in bringing Trump down, you bring down the hopes and dreams of our founders and now we the people who have given you everything you asked for! 

Our Freedom and our very lives are at stake.  We do not have anything left to lose.

Grow a pair and Stand Behind We the People and our President, Donald J. Trump.

 

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RD Pierini

@RDPierini

McCain Should be Impeached for Sedition

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Sedition:  Conduct or Speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state…

The Progressive Left (P/L) has been joined by Senators McCain, Graham, and other insiders to bash Trump and discredit his administration at every turn and to thwart the will of the people.

The resignation of Army Lieutenant General Flynn as the head of the National Security Agency, gave McCain and his progressive, anti-Trump Neo-Cons another opportunity to bash Trump but worse, to question the condition of our Nation’s national security team and its capabilities.

This, at a time, when we have a new President, the bad actors in the world are looking for a chink in Trump’s armor in order to take down this nation.  McCain’s actions and rhetoric are a text-book case of Sedition as he joins the P/L to take down our Government.

McCain and Graham see Trump as more of the enemy than North Korea, Iran, Syria and others and are obsessed with Russia and the left’s fabrication of Trump’s “relationship” with Putin.  This is a classic case of paranoia fed by personal animus over Trump’s past comments about McCain.  Trump has tried to put this feud be him but McCain continues to fuel this silly fight to the detriment of our nation.  McCain may have been a war hero years ago but that does not give him a free pass to out our nation at risk.

McCain, Graham, and other republican senators and representatives are classic examples of why we need term limits.  Their own personal interests and views take precedence over the nation’s interests or the will of the people.

They refuse to see our elections as the will of the people and join the P/L in their insane quest to de-legitimize the Trump Presidency.  They are stoking the fires of discontent and are by their own actions engaging in Seditious behavior worthy of impeachment.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/mccain-sees-nsc-disarray-michael-flynns-resignation-45483172

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/azdc/2017/02/14/sen-john-mccain-michael-flynn-resignation-highlights-dysfunction-trump/97888784/