Category Archives: Obama

Family Separation at the Border Vs Abortion, A Fallacious Comparison

The Left’s new mantra is to demonize President Trump for separating families at the border while ignoring the law, and the fact that this practice has been ongoing since Clinton in 1997, then Bush, then their regal standard-bearer, Obama!  They ignore that 10,000 of the 12,000 separated minors came across the border ILLEGALLY WITHOUT THEIR PARENTS!  They ignore the fact that in the past week when they were “so” outraged at the family separations, 17, 811 babies were ripped from their mother’s womb and killed!  Abortion is the Ultimate Family Separation Tragedy!

Make no mistake, this faux outrage by the left has nothing to do with protecting children.  It is a political strategy to justify OPEN BORDERS in the 2018 Mid-Term and the 2020 Presidential elections.  The Left is seeing that President has succeeded in convincing the American People that his immigration policies of building a wall, eliminating the Visa Lottery, Chain Migration, and tightening the border security and enforcement is the only sensible path to border security and homeland safety. 

President Trump Will NOT Back Down!

What the Left is finally understanding is that this President will not stand idly by and allow them to dominate the narrative!  What the Left is finally understanding is that this President sees Border Security and the Protection of the Homeland as a principle, and not some sound bite!  What the Left is finally understanding is that this President sees the elimination of Open Borders as a principled means to ensure prosperity for American citizens and especially critical to uplifting economically disadvantaged minorities.  

ICE, the Phony Straw Man:

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As a side note, the Left is clamoring for the elimination of ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  ICE does not detain and separate illegals crossing the border.  This is done by the Border Patrol (CBP, Customs and Border Protection) who then MUST turn over unaccompanied minors or minors whose parents are being prosecuted to the Health and Human Services agency!  Never try to confuse a liberal with FACTS!  Even Fox News has not recognized this factual error in the Left mantra to “Eliminate Ice”.  

ICE is responsible for deporting criminal illegal aliens, prosecuting smugglers and human traffickers and interdicting terrorists threats at the border.  In 2017, the ICE ERO division (Enforcement, Removal Operations), arrested over 143,000 people and convicted over 92% of those arrested.  In 2016, the ICE HSI unit in charge of investigating and prosecuting human trafficking, initiated 1,029 investigations with a link to human trafficking and recorded 1,952 arrests, 1,176 indictments, and 631 convictions; 435 victims were identified and assisted.  ICE also is responsible for border counter terrorism and the illegal movement of goods, drugs and currency.  So, who does the Left see as the heir apparent to this very effective agency?  NO one!  They merely use ICE erroneously, probably because their wacky membership can remember the word ICE, in order to gin up support for Open Borders!

Losing Battle for the Left

The Left’s protests on this issue will fizzle as did the women’s march and other similar contrived “outrages” ginned up by the Left.  The real issue is that Donald J. Trump is living up to his promises and literally wiping out decades of Left Wing Socialist re-engineering of the United States of America and its foundation, the US Constitution.  This President has annihilated Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of this nation, PERIOD!  

But, be prepared, when this issue backfires on the Left, and it is already starting, they will slither onto another OUTRAGE.  But, this President, will continue to OUTWORK them and their media lackeys and ultimately triumph over their destruction of our Constitutional Republic…

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

 

 

 

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Obama DOJ/FBI/Intel Agencies-Treason And Sedition Against the United States

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely…”

The seditious and treasonous nature of the Obama Administration’s activities will go down as the most serious Constitutional threat to our Republic in the history of our nation…

When Lord Acton opined his view on political power in the mid 1800’s, he could not have imagined the seditious and treasonous actions that have been perpetrated on the American voter in the 2016 election and the ensuing Donald J. Trump Administration.  The sedition was borne out of the Obama Administration when its leader, his closest advisors who oversaw all of the key intel agencies, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Secretary of State who became the Democrat Presidential candidate, conspired to ensure that Republican candidate Donald J. Trump would not  become the President of the United States, and then continued with its insurrection following Trump’s successful election.   Their actions quickly morphed into treason when their underlying goal was to overthrow a duly elected President and his lawful administration.

Did anyone who loves this country ever think that the FBI, CIA, and NSA would be used to rig a Presidential Election and then to undermine the duly elected President! 

The Obama administration weaponized the intel agencies and the chief US law enforcement agencies of the most powerful nation on earth to stop the Trump candidacy and later to undermine and overthrow his administration.  They even solicited the assistance of the British intel agencies to create a phony dossier against Trump and to abet a spy the FBI put inside of the Trump Campaign! This FBI would make the perverted J. Edgar Hoover Blush with envy!  

 How did we get to this point?

Acquiescent Congress: 

Republicans in Congress would do anything to make sure they weren’t accused of playing partisan politics including abrogating their Constitutional responsibilities.  When was the last time you actually believed that a Republican oversight committee would actually hold the DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA etc. accountable for wrongdoing?  Remember the IRS/Lois Lerner Scandal?  Remember the Benghazi tragedy?  Remember Fast and Furious gun running?  Remember when Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress but then the Congress did not hold him accountable.  Remember when Obama “legislated: from the oval office on DACA; recess appointments when Congress was not in recess; the regime-change war on Libya without Congressional approval; Obama forcing Chrysler SECURED creditors into accepting 30 cents on a dollar; Obama continually changed the implementation dates for Obamacare based on political considerations even though the law was explicit on its implementation schedule; and many other unconstitutional executive usurpation of legislative powers by Obama.  Throughout all of the unlawful Obama years, the Republican led Congresses stood idly by and did not challenge Obama in court for his “theft” of their legislative powers.

9-11 and Electronic Surveillance Free-For-All:

During the Clinton presidency, we witnessed this president’s use of FBI files on individuals to target those who opposed his administration.  A bit of a throwback to J. Edgar!  Then, after the 9-11 attack on the US, Congress and the Bush administration threw the doors open on foreign and DOMESTIC spying via electronic surveillance of phone calls, emails, text messaging etc..  They put the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Act on steroids! 

What a perfect political tool to use against one’s political opponents!  Better than the Clinton’s use of the paper FBI files!

We lowly taxpayers and citizens were assured, by Obama’s James Clapper (DNI) and John Brennan (CIA), that there were check and balances and that mere citizen-mortals could not be surveilled nor was there data being saved on US Citizens.  And, that Congress had oversight responsibility to make sure that citizens were protected from an out of control Intelligent Service (IS).  Just to make sure, Congress had demanded that the IS get a “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Warrant” from a FISA Court that was made of up 6 or so rotating judges in order to surveil foreign sources or US Citizens.  BUT, these “judges” have literally rubber stamped and approved 99.96% of the applications!  Yes, 99.96%!  Feel safe now?  Further, there is no oversight over the FISA courts other than the Chief Justice of the US who could really care less!  There is no statutory independent review of the FISA Court actions.  

I thought American citizens could not be surveilled?  NOPE!  They can get caught up with the surveillance of a foreign person and they can even get a tap based on a fake dossier created by a political operative, paid for by the DNC and the Clinton campaign and aided and abetted by our own DOJ, FBI, CIA, and NSA under Obama!  So, both US citizens and foreign nationals can be electronically surveilled by our intelligent services including the FBI domestically!  

In the 2016 Presidential election and before, the Obama Administration unleashed the full power of our intelligence services, and their access to electronic surveillance, as well as other federal positions including the Ambassador to the UN against a POLITICAL OPPONENT in order to fix the outcome of our Presidential Election.  Let that sink in!

  The DOJ, FBI, CIA, DNI and others spied on the Trump Campaign and following the election on the Trump Administration itself.  Obama used the spies to plant info into the Trump Campaign that would later be used as “evidence” that the campaign was conspiring with Russia against poor little Hillary and the Democrats.  They then used the so-called  “Trump Dossier” and other phony information that they created out of thin air to directly surveil the campaign and its principals including the President himself.  They then used the Comey firing to justify a “special counsel” to launch an open-ended, public investigation into the Trump Campaign, the Trump Administration and its principals.

Solutions!

Our founding fathers knew that unlawful people in power could in practice tear up the constitutional checks and balances they built-in to protect we the people.  Well, both Republican and Democrat administration and Congresses have demonstrated unlawful behavior and have created an unchecked Federal government capable of violating everyone’s constitutional rights, including the President of the United States!  I in no way believe that these solutions will be better than those envisioned by our founding fathers and that given enough incentive and moral depravity, there are those who will someday believe that they know better than our founders and will take extra-constitution, i.e. illegal, measures to thwart the system for their own purposes.  Remember the title of Director Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty”.  There should be no higher loyalty than to our constitution and our rule of law.

  • Foreign and Domestic Surveillance:  

    • The “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act” (FISA) must be restructured when it comes to granting the surveillance of a US Citizen.
      • The FISA court can not be a sub-set of the Supreme Court as some of the actions of the FISA courts may be appealed to and adjudicated  by the Supreme Court.
      • The FISA court should be changed to a 12 judge rotating group, but rather than a single judge reviewing warrant applications, a 3 judge panel would review the applications. This would mitigate the possibility of a single judge being prejudiced in favor of the IS and therefore more likely to grant the warrant.  The 12 judges would be spread out over various federal districts rather than rely only on the DC district court judges.
      • All FISA warrants to surveil a US Citizen must be approved by the Attorney General, the Director of the FBI, and the National Security Advisor to the President.  If a US citizen is to be surveilled, then the approval must include the highest national security advisor to the President him or herself.
      • The House and Senate Intelligence Committee must have direct access to all FISA warrants issued on US Citizens or US Citizens with dual citizenship.
      • No FISA warrants can be issued to surveil a candidate for the Presidency, the House, or the Senate, or the sitting President, a sitting member of the House, Senate or the Supreme Court, without the approval by the President of the United States with notification to the Congressional Intelligence Committees.
      • This review and approval process must also be followed if the name of a US Citizen is requested to be “unmasked” during the surveillance of a foreign national.
  • The FBI:

    • The FBI would be disbanded as it is structured today.
    • The criminal division would be moved under the US Marshals Service and remain under the Attorney General.
    • The counter intelligence division would be moved under the Department of Homeland Security and report to the Secretary of Homeland Security.
    • If a foreign threat is detected in or to the homeland, the investigation would be coordinated with the FBI criminal division as a task force operation.  This will eliminate the DOJ from being able to hide behind counter intelligence classified investigations for domestic investigations!
  • Department of Justice:

    • The Department of Justice would be reorganized with the key divisions reporting directly to the AG rather than all major divisions reporting THROUGH the Deputy Attorney General.  All of the investigative divisions, Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Naturalization, the Federal Marshal’s Service, and other such investigative divisions would report directly to the AG along with other cross executive branch functions.
    • The Department of Justice must comply with Congressional oversight subpoenas as per requested content and timing.  If the DOJ cannot comply with a subpoena as requested, the DOJ must notify the President and the requesting Congressional oversight committee immediately.
    • Any redactions to requested documents would be made available for unredacted viewing to the committee members with proper security clearances. 

In the final analysis, we hope to elect officials that will appoint honest men and women to serve our country.  But, what is at stake in terms of money and power, we must remember that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”!

RD Pierini

Hat Tips:

https://acton.org/research/lord-acton-quote-archive

 

 

Swamp V Trump-$1.3 Trillion Spending-No Wall

Who Lost In This Latest Budget Fight?

Elected Officials View of Your Money!

First of all, for those who are wringing your hands and saying that Trump betrayed his campaign promises and sold out to the swamp and the Washington elites, man-up (or woman-up)!

In 14 months, do you really think that one man can completely change the power broker controlled Washington Swamp?  The House and the Senate are “controlled” by “Republicans”, NOT TRUMP AGENDA SUPPORTERS!  

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are deeply entrenched members of the Washington Elites as are the Republican members of both houses and are absolutely aligned against Trump’s border security agenda and his immigration policies.  They are aligned against his America-First trade policies that will put America back onto somewhat of a level trade playing field with China, The European Union and South Korea.  They totally support the Mueller investigation of Trump as a way of hobbling him and keeping him in check with the threat of prosecution.  Finally, they know that he needs to keep control of the House and Senate in the 2018 Mid-Term elections if he does not want to face a Democrat Impeachment process and an even more obstructionist legislative body! 

Could any of you stood up any better against the Washington Establishment than Trump has for the past 14 months?  I think not!

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Pundits Panic!  Good Grief.  For the third time, even Rush Limbaugh is all wobbly wondering, and even egging on his listeners, if Trump “caving” to this $1.3T spending budget buster will be the end to Trump’s loyal base!  The first time Limbaugh got all wobbly was when Trump brought in a bi-partisan group to discuss immigration and the second when Trump once again brought in a bi-partisan group to discuss gun-control.  Limbaugh’s immediate reaction to both was that Trump had just alienated his base and it is all over.  Wow, talk about a lack of faith and a total lack of loyalty!

Did y’all think the swamp was going to roll over and embrace the Trump and his policies that are hell-bent on taking away their power and restoring the power to the people?  Did you think that Ryan, McConnell, Pelosi, and Schumer were going to play fair and not set land mines smack dab in the middle of Trump’s path?  Did you think that the Washington Elite would give Trump a victory on the Wall, tightening border security, Immigration Reform, Visa Reform, and so on?  These are Trump’s policies, not the policies embraced by the Washington Elites made up of Republicans and Democrats.  

Why did Ryan and McConnell support the Trump Tax Cuts?  Simple.  The 2018 Mid-Terms are right around the corner and these two jerks have not had a legislative victory in years.  They needed a win to run on and tax cuts were the wagon they hitched their fortunes to.  They didn’t care if Trump got most of the glory but they knew that a good economy is hard for the Democrats to run against.  Giving into Trump’s other Agenda items, especially immigration related issues, would be a win for Trump and a loss for Ryan and McConnell’s big buck backers.   They are pathetic and should never have been elected, ever!

Trump’s Win and Loss

Trump’s #1 priority is rebuilding the military and you would think that it would be the #1 priority of all patriots.  Not so fast.  It was Congress, including the Republicans that agreed to Sequestration that emasculated our military and degraded our military capabilities to early 20th century levels.  Trump is facing possible conflicts in North Korea, Iran, and Syria and has to have a show of strength to stave off China and Russia.  The military build-up was the perfect carrot with which to trap Trump into agreeing to this spending and policy nightmare.  The military funding was a win for the President.

Trump temporarily lost his drive to defund sanctuary cities/States; funding for his wall; beefing up border security; ending chain migration; ending the Visa Lottery; and getting control of spending and re-establishing a sane budgeting process.  All of these issues are firmly opposed by big business, big donors, and their lobbyists up and down K Street in DC.  He also lost the psychological war against the idiotic Mueller Russian Collusion Probe as this deal will be perceived on the Left as a weakening of President Trump.

Trump Veto?  The President could have vetoed this insane bill but what were the trade-offs?  Congress had already left DC for another 2 week vacation!  So, if Trump had vetoed the bill, and triggered a shut-down, it would have been at least a week before he could drag them back into the swamp!  Even when they came back, it would have taken days if not weeks to get some kind of agreement to fund the government.  This accentuates the trap Ryan and McConnell set for Trump by not giving him, nor their members, any time to debate and make changes to this bill.   In the interim, our men and women in the military would not be paid and most of them are living pay-check to pay-check!  Other government employees would be furloughed and would not be paid as well.  But the political push-back against Trump would be hard for him to fight as he would be standing alone against Congress and the media while his precious military would not be receiving their pay while risking their lives for even the traitors in Congress!

Trump needs your support now more than ever!  He is still fighting for you, are you still fighting for and supporting Trump?

 

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Who Else Lost?

 Ryan and McConnell and the Republican Elites seriously damaged their chances to keep the house and increase their seats in the Senate in the 2018 Mid-Terms.  These idiots actually thought they could run against the Trump Agenda and win in the upcoming Mid-Terms.  Their own egos and that of their donors think that running away from, and actually opposing, the Trump Agenda is a winning hand.  Even a Democrat beat a Republican in Pennsylvania a couple of weeks ago by RUNNING ON THE TRUMP AGENDA, while the Republican was “Trump Squishy”.  Ryan and McConnell think that Trump’s popularity did not help this feckless Republican candidate even though he campaigned for this candidate.  Without the Trump base, Ryan and McConnell will both become minority leaders in 2019!  They deserve it, WE DON’T!

The taxpayers and Trump supporters were also big losers in this deal.  They killed funding for the Wall by stipulating that Trump could not spend the money on any wall that was made of concrete!  Barbed wire is probably OK.  Budget deficits will continue to swell and restoring a sane budget process seems to be even more of a pipe dream!  

What Are the Risks to Abandoning Trump

Well, if you like Obama and Clinton then go for it and abandon Trump.  If the Democrats take back the Senate and the House, Trump, and us, are toast!  The Hard Left, without any real opposition from the Republican RINOs, will impeach Trump with any trumped-up charge they can create.  Pelosi and Schumer will rise to lead both houses and Trump, and us, will be stymied at every turn!  Trump may actually win in 2020 but I would not blame him if he decides not to run if the Ryan/McConnell madness leads to Democrat control of Congress in 2018. 

TRUMP DOES NOT NEED THIS HEADACHE (SERVING AS PRESIDENT), BUT, WE NEED TRUMP TO BE OUR PRESIDENT!

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Louis Farrakhan V White Supremicists

Hate is Hate-If you don’t condemn Racial Animus in ALL Forms, Then You Condon Racial Animus!

KKK White Supremacists Versus Nation of Islam

Recently, a photo of President Obama along side of Louis Farrakhan focused light on Black Democrats who meet with and dine with the divisive leader of the Nation of Islam, a Black Separatist Organization.

This photo was taken in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting by photographer Askia Muhammad who was asked to bury the photo so as not to hurt Senator Obama and his future Presidential Candidacy!  Following this recent discovery, it has been discovered that at least 6 members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including the #2 in the Democrat National Committee, Keith Ellison, have been seen with and some dined with Farrakhan.  These same Black Caucus members have been asked to denounce Farrakhan and his anti-Semitic, homophobic, Black Separatists views and rantings.  So far, crickets!  Pictured below are the Gang of Six and of course, low IQ Maxine “Impeach 45” Waters is front and center.

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Farrakhan and his followers are just as despicable as David Duke, the KKK and White Supremacists! 

But, for some reason, the main stream media turns a blind eye when Farrakhan said of White people: “White people deserve to die, and they know, so they think it’s us coming to do it,” and described them as potential humans who haven’t evolved yet.” 

He described Jews as satanic:  “Some of you think that I’m just somebody who’s got something out for the Jewish people. You’re stupid. Do you think I would waste my time if I did not think it was important for you to know Satan? My job is to pull the cover off of Satan so that he will never deceive you and the people of the world again.” 

Combining hatred for Jews and their “Control over you’re God’s chosen people? And you promote something that God rejects? You’ve lost your covenant status!  You are not the chosen of God, you are the chosen of Satan! …You’re promoting homosexuality. God doesn’t. You promote filth. God condemns it!” 

It seems the only “white man” Farrakhan praised was Adolf Hitler, presumably due to Hitler’s hatred for the Jewish people:  “The Jews don’t like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that’s a good name. Hitler was a very great man.”

The Congressional Black Caucus is theoretically aligned with the Democrat Party who claims to be the champion of all and the champion of Identity Politics!  Why they don’t condemn Farrakhan for the Racial, Homophobic, Separatist as a bigot is beyond comprehension.

Charlottesville!

Remember Charlottesville when the Black Caucus, Democrat Party and the Mainstream Media condemned Trump for saying there were bad buys on both sides of the Riot?  Trump was saying that White Separatists, White Nationalists, KKK were bad but so are Antifa, Black Lives Matters, and Black Separatists!  All of these groups are racists at their core and condone violence to achieve their goals.

Remember when the media kept hounding Trump to condemn David Duke, the Democrat created KKK, and White Supremacists not matter how many times he did so?  David Duke is despicable but so is Louis Farrakhan!  Both have no place in mainstream America and our politicians have no logical reason to meet with either let alone have dinner with them!  They, and their philosophies should be summarily condemned without reservation.

I am still waiting for the Congressional Black Caucus and the Democrat Party to step up and condemn Farrakhan for his Black Nationalist, Separatist racism and homophobia.  Probably won’t happen…

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

DC Now on Trump-Time! And They Hate IT!

Overworked Congress!  NOT

See the source imageTypical Senate Floor Scene Where Nothing is Happening!

President Trump is teaching Congress and this nation that we better learn to Walk-And-Chew-Gum at the same time or we will perish as a nation.  Immigration Reform, Infrastructure, Opioid Crisis, School Safety, Welfare Reform, Fair Trade Restructuring, VA Reform, Healthcare Reform, Korean Nuclear Crisis, Syrian War, Iranian Nuclear Program, Middle East Peace, Afghan War, Stabilizing Iraq, Crushing ISIS, the War on Terror,  are all on TRUMP’S FRONT BURNER!  All this while Mueller, two committees in the Senate and two in the House are investigating Trump, his administration and his family for any possible wrong doing they can find using “Russian Collusion” as their cover…

Congress however, has trouble tackling even one of these at a time!

Last week was a perfect example.  Following the school shooting in Florida, Trump held a series of meetings with school children, their parents, law enforcement officials and elected officials to discuss the tragedy and preventative solutions.   A day after one of Trump’s summits when he called for Congress to act, Mitch the Turtle McConnell, announced that the Senate could not possible take up school safety as they had to concentrate on BANKING next week.  Seriously, kids are being killed and you are worried about the FDIC!

 This nation is suffering from a chronic case of DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.  There is not one single thing I can think of that works the way it should in government at all levels. 

  • The FBI ignores a tips that could have saved 17 people in the Florida shootings; Broward County adopted the “Promise Program” that kept them from arresting the Florida shooting one single time out of almost 50 confirmed complaints;
  • We have at least 3 federal circuit courts that think they are Congress and are above the President;
  • We have and FBI and a DOJ that is so politically corrupt that the almost got away with rigging the last election;
  • We have a federal water policy that is crippling our agricultural output; we have almost a trillion-dollar trade imbalance that robs a trillion dollars out of our GDP every year;
  • We have had at least one law enforcement killing per week since the first of the year and Obama’s 8 years of bad-mouthing our police; 
  • We are being challenged every day by North Korea, China, Russia, Iran, ISIS, Terrorists, and others while we have a depleted military and support infrastructure;
  • We have not passed a real budget in 10 years!  Trump proposed his on time and so far Congress has not done a thing to pass it!
  • We have a main stream media that is so Anti-American that it is helping to destroy the very fabric of this great nation.
  • And I could go on for days!

The Republican Congress needs to step up and start passing Trump’s agenda and doing so on his timetable, not theirs!  The Senate needs to grow up and return the Senate to a 50 vote majority and vote on the backlog of legislation awaiting them from the House.  The Senate needs to vote up or down now on all of Trump’s appointments.  It is criminal that they have not even voted on our ambassador to Germany!

And, Congress needs to stay in session and do their job!  They are all worried about the 2018 Mid-Terms.  News flash!  IF you don’t pass Trump’s agenda, you won’t have to worry about the 2020 election as you won’t be in office!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

 

Idaho The Leader In the Demise of Obamacare!

The Great State of Idaho is now not only the most beautiful State in the Union but now it is the BRIGHTEST!  Not only are we a “liberty first” State, we are now the State leading the way for other States to join with us in Repealing and Replacing Obamacare by IGNORING IT!  By allowing for free markets and free citizens and families to chose the type of healthcare insurance they want, not what an overreaching Central Government thinks we NEED!

Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed an Executive Order in January of 2018.  The EO directs the Idaho Department of Insurance to allow insurers to create insurance plans that do not comply with Obamacare rules but serve the needs of Idaho citizens!  Novel Concept!

In defending this EO, the Governor stated:

“Congress and President Trump have eliminated the individual mandate requiring all Americans to buy Obamacare plans or face financial penalties.  That means we will no longer be penalized for buying coverage that doesn’t meet all the Obamacare rules.”

“We have been waiting patiently while Congress has been unable to find a solution and Idaho families have been forced to buy products that are too expensive and loaded with benefits they don’t want or need.  Now the door is open for states to pursue our own reasonable solutions.”

Enter the Legal Beagles.  A law professor at Washington and Lee University, Tim Jost,  questioned the constitutionality of the Otter EO.  “States can’t say we’ve decided we’re not going to follow the federal law anymore.  We tried that in the 1860s and it didn’t work.”  Mr. Jost’s drawing an equivalency between slavery and Obamacare mandates is actually somewhat true, but in the negative!  It would be like the Federal Government MANDATING Slavery rather than abolishing slavery!  Also, just to be clear, the 1860 issue was over the States right to severe its membership in the Union.  In this instance, it is over the States rights to govern its citizens concerning matters not specifically attributed to the Federal Government by the US Constitution!  Keep in mind, less than a 3.6 percent of the American Citizens are actually enrolled in Obamacare!  Obama himself had kept Obamacare from being universally implemented by annually granting exemptions to private employers, labor unions and many others.  Obamacare is not the “law of the land” as it has not been implemented by its namesake!

Being a recent escapee from the Communist Socialist Republic of California, the Idaho EO is a breath of fresh air.  Leaving the lawlessness of California behind, and its self-described Sanctuary State designation that pits illegal immigrants against its own citizens, and its flagrant flouting of the Federal laws against Marijuana and others, Idaho standing up for the rights of its citizens to seek and buy, or not, healthcare insurance that suits their needs, is the epitome of Constitutional Protections under the Tenth Amendment.  

Whether the legislatively prone Chief Justice John Roberts will concur with Otter’s EO or not, may be known in the next session of the Supreme Court beginning in October of 2018.  But, Roberts had no problem taking rights away from US Citizens in his idiotic justification for the Obamacare “Tax” and “Mandates”, that Obama said was not a tax, so maybe he will “right” his wrong and vote to uphold the rights of US citizens…

Regardless, as a recent immigrant to Idaho, I am proud of my new State, its people, its government, and our new domicile in Coeur d’Alene.  Hopefully, other states will see that standing by their citizens and their rights is worth taking on the courts and perhaps the Federal Government.  I doubt that the Trump Administration would join in a lawsuit against Idaho for trying to kill Obamacare!  Governor Otter may even receive a medal from President Trump!

RD Pierini

 

Hat Tips:

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/367672-idaho-governor-signs-order-seeking-to-roll-back-obamacare-rules

https://www.healthinsurance.org/idaho-state-health-insurance-exchange/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-obamacare-enrollment-numbers-20180207-story.html

Obama Reveals His “Thought Police” Bias to Prince Harry

When candidate Obama opined about “FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMING AMERICA”, no one really dreamed he meant that he would seek to overthrow our Constitutional Republic and replace it with a Centralized Socialist Republic…  But he did!  No one can take away from Obama’s ability to deliver words in a way that always sound good… until you read the text carefully and forget the oral delivery!  

This “gift of deception” was ever so present when he was interviewed by Prince Harry last fall and just recently aired.  I just want to focus on about 65 words he spoke during the interview as an example of Obama’s gift for deceiving his audience into agreeing with his principle through the use of verbal deception.  The topic was on the internet and social media but Obama really focused on how to control thought and speech!  Below is the text of his response, sentence by sentence, with my comments below each sentence.

“One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities.” 

The key word is “realities” which is Obamaspeak for interpretations that do not conform to his group think comrades!  He considers that dissenting or contrary interpretations of “official” interpretations as DANGEROUS!  Hence, his constant haranguing on Fox News as they have been the only voice of decent to him on wide audience media!  If people can have “entirely different realities”, then it follows that their free speech is really based on faulty facts and is an anti-establishment form of misinformed dissention and even treasonous expression!  According to Obama, these realities represent a real and present threat to world order!

“They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases.”

The key words in this sentence are “cocooned” and “biases“.  “Cocooned” is Obamaspeak for the grouping together of dangerous individuals who share common erroneous interpretations of the good of the world order and oppose its very being.  “Biases” is Obamaspeak for any opinion that does not agree with Obama’s world view and his view of a fundamentally flawed America.  This sentence indicts those who share common ideals based on Constitutional Law and not Obama’s revisionist view of a post-racial America after he purges the biases from the masses.  

“The question has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn’t lead to a Balkanisation of society and allows ways of finding common ground,”

This last sentence is the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae!  It shows just how good Obama is at using words to make reasonable people abandon their own intellect and fall in line with ideologies that are totally contrary to their own best interests!  There are several dog whistles in this phrase including “harness“, “multiplicity of voices“, “diversity of views“, “Balkanisation“, and “common ground“.

“Harness” is of course Obamaspeak for control.  Since he was speaking about social media and the internet, he was asking the question “how do we control the content and proliferation of the internet and social media”  for the common good of all who agree with him!  In short, how do we control thought and speech?  Even shorter, how do we rescind the First, Forth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the US Constitution?  After all, the good of the many shall outweigh the good of the few!

Multiplicity of voices” is Obamaspeak for voices that adhere to the party line and agree with his world view.  He uses nice sounding catch phrases but in the end he only wants to include those voices that agree with him!

“Diversity of views” is merely another way of saying multiplicity of voices with the same goal to use catch phrases to get you to agree to the whole while focusing on just this part of the sentence.  Who would object to “hearing a multiplicity of voices with divergent views“?  He now has the listener hooked so the rest of what he says MUST BE TRUE!

“Doesn’t lead to a Balkanization of Society” is a ten-dollar phrase also intended to make you agree with the need to HARNESS the internet and social media so society is not divided into bigoted groups aligned against one another!  (Webster’s definition of Balkanize is “to break up (a region, a group, etc.) into smaller and often hostile units”, ie break up the US into ethnic, gender, racial, religious groups)  Boy is this rich given Obama’s divisive actions, words and policies intended to destroy race relations in this country and pit one American against one another based on identity to groups, gays, Blacks, Hispanics, Transgender, etc..  

“Finding common ground” is the cap on his rationale for taking over and controlling group think and speech!  Who would object to compromise, common ground, common good?  You better!  He means that you will be forced to conform to his world views and any expression on the internet or social media will be dealt with as an act against the State, AKA, treason!

So, after listening to Obama for 8 LONG years, it is apparent that he was truly gifted in the art of oratory deception and thought control.  He could cast a spell on thousands with his words and enslave generation with his damaging rhetoric.  Be thankful for two truths:

  1. Obama is no longer President.
  2. Trump is erasing Obama’s legacy from American History

God Bless America!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Trump Must Send Troops into Harms Way-#DumpNFL Is Personal

Trump’s Biggest Nightmare!

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Wonder why Trump is so passionate about the Anthem and the Flag? 

Everyday when he wakes up, he has the lives thousands of troops and the future of their families in his hands and must make decisions that put them in harm’s way. 

The Anthem and our Flag have a life and death meaning to the President.  Seeing the faces of those he puts into the crosshairs of our enemies, leaves no room for disrespecting the Anthem and Flag that are the symbols of their sacrifice and the sacrifice of millions who have stood for this nation. 

Not so much to pampered multi-millionaire professional athletes and Hollywood Elites.

The saddest part of the so-called protest by this bunch of pampered athletes, and throw in the Hollywood elite, is that they have little or no interest in fact-finding before engaging in idiotic, and baseless protests and rhetoric against this President. 

Kaepernick’s False Premise

Kaepernick started his protest in August of 2016 following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson.  Black activists whipped up the false conclusion that Brown was feloniously shot by a white police officer as Brown had his hands up leading to the chant, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”.  The police officer has since been exonerated of any wrongdoing based on the testimony of many Black witnesses.  So, the resulting Kaepernick “justification” for protesting the National Anthem and our Flag is based on a LIE.  

The Progressive-Left is using these athletes and goofy Hollywood elites to frame the President as a racist and White-Supremacist!  This was started by Crooked Hillary during the last election.  But, the President’s actions belie this falsehood.

Progressive-Left Kills Black Potential

The lack of opportunity for Blacks and Hispanics has been created and perpetuated by the Progressive-Left control over education.  For years, Black parents have supported School Choice via vouchers but have been denied choice by Black Activists and the Progressive-Left Democrats.  Obama absolutely opposed offering Black children school choice and thus a chance for a future.  24% of Blacks in America are functionally illiterate. This denies Blacks from participating in the American Dream and the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty.  Democrat city mayors have thwarted efforts in the past to implement changes to improve their communities.  Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore have become the poster children for failed inner cities and Black lack of opportunity.

President Trump has done more for the Black community in 8 months than Obama did in 8 Years. 

Trump’s cuts in regulations and Executive Orders have enhanced Black economic opportunities.  Under Obama, Black family incomes fell by more than $900 per year.  Under Trump in 8 months, those same families have seen their income rise by over $1,000 per year.  Trump has reduced Black unemployment by over 1% in 8 months and increased the number of Blacks with a job by over 600,000 since he was elected.  The rate of growth of Black jobs has increased by 40% under Trump versus Obama!  This equals 30,000 new jobs for Blacks per MONTH!

Trump is also moving to create EDUCATION CHOICE for Black children to increase their life opportunities.  Trump is being fought by Obama holders, Obama himself, Teacher’s Unions, and the main Progressive-Left media machine.  The Left has demonized Secretary of Education DeVos since her nomination.  She is a committed education pro-choice advocate for years.  Her family has been involved for decades on education choice.  The more she succeeds, the more the Left squeals.  

Maybe the Multi-Million Dollar Professional Athletes and Goofy Hollywood Types could get Behind this Program to Really Help Blacks!

So, when Trump seems to get overly animated when defending our country, its auditory symbol, the National Anthem, and the visual symbol, the American Flag, he sees this through the prism of the young men and women who sacrifice everything to defend this country to allow us all to seek the American Dream. 

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He sees this nation as the hope for Blacks, Hispanics and all peoples to seek and achieve the American Dream.  He sees past the noise of fake issues and dreams of an America where its role models (athletes and other entertainers) would promote the opportunities that this nation offers to lift all of its citizens out of poverty, lives of crime, and achieve their dreams.  Further, that these same role models would join in the effort to lift all boats!  But, by railing against the very fabric of this nation and its President, these role models tamp down the dreams and opportunities for those who need a hand up.  

Pray that President Donald J. Trump never loses his passion to defend this nation and its revered symbols.  If he does, opportunity for our inner cities will die.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-race-trump-economy-progress-0822-story.html

DeVos Ends Obama Gestapo Tactics Against College Males

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Ends Illegal Title IX Anti Due Process Violations

In 2011 and again in 2014, Obama issued a “Dear Colleague” letter followed by a “Question and Answers on Title IX Sexual Violence” that stripped the accused male of his due process and imposed a “sentence by letter” system of punishing males of sexual misconduct.  In most cases, this action led to expulsion of the accused with little or no recourse to pursue to prove his innocence or even confront or question his accuser or any witnesses if present.  In many cases, the accused was not even able to present a defense or even a verbal rebuttal to the charges!  Due Process is protected under the fifth and fourteenth Amendments to the US Constitution and cannot be violated via an executive order or administrative fiat, both have been favorites of the Obama Administration.  Many sought and won relief in civil courts but these were years after the person’s due process rights were obliterated.  

Fox News Investigation:

Fox News Martha MacCallum hosted a special investigative report on the unfairness of this Obama imposed Title IX regulation on December 13, 2015.  (http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/12/02/martha-maccallum-untold-story-campus-rape-crisis.html)  In the report, Martha discussed the regulation and its impact on specific men “prosecuted” under this regulation.  It was not until Betsy DeVos was named as the Trump Secretary of Education was this miscarriage of justice addressed and fixed.

Secretary DeVos stated in September of 2017:

“This interim guidance will help schools as they work to combat sexual misconduct and will treat all students fairly.  Schools must continue to confront these horrific crimes and behaviors head-on. There will be no more sweeping them under the rug. But the process also must be fair and impartial, giving everyone more confidence in its outcomes.”

You will hear nothing but negative comments about Secretary DeVos in the Media on from the left.  The truth is that the Secretary and her family have devoted their lives, and fortunes, on trying to improve our education system.  Secretary DeVos also donates the use of her own airplane, at absolutely no cost to the taxpayers, plus she pays for her own hotel and travel expenses, when traveling on OFFICIAL BUSINESS.  How many of the MSM or left-wing would do this?  

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/22/devos-rescinds-obama-era-sexual-misconduct-policy-and-implements-new-interim-guide/

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/22/obama-era-school-sexual-assault-policy-rescinded-243016

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/qa-title-ix-201709.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

http://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000015e-aa10-d809-a17e-ee7e74760001

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/12/02/martha-maccallum-untold-story-campus-rape-crisis.html

Republican Healthcare Fiasco-Separate Medicaid

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Republicans seem hell-bent on allowing the Left and Obamacare to define the parameters of Healthcare reform.  The Republicans ALWAYS follow the Left’s lead and allow the libs to define the argument!  This has to change, NOW!

ELIMINATE MEDICAID IN OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT

The Obamacare replacement should only focus on “private” insurance coverage whether purchased directly by individuals or provided by employers as a benefit to their employees. 

MEDICAID has nothing to do with private insurance and was enveloped in Obamacare to provide a transition template for the left to make Obamacare a single payer system.  This is the ultimate goal of the left!

MEDICAID should be addressed in separate legislation as is Medicare, Social Security etc.  MEDICAID is a welfare program intended to provide medical coverage for the poor even though Obamacare included those earning 4 times the poverty level aspoor”.  The chart below shows the poverty level for various household sizes.  The far right column shows the income level for those earning 4 x the poverty level:

According to this chart, a family of 4 earning $96,400 is eligible to receive benefits under MEDICAID.  This puts MEDICAID under Obamacare in an entitlement program category all its own.

Address Private Coverage Only in the Obamacare Replacement Bill

What is left?  

  1. Repeal Obamacare in its entirety leaving MEDICAID as a standalone program as it should be.  Medicare and VA healthcare was not part of Obamacare and MEDICAID should be excluded as well.
  2. Interstate Insurance:  Allow for Insurance companies to compete across state lines.
  3. Demand Driven Policies:  Allow Insurance companies to create a menu of bundled services into health insurance plans for both individuals and employers.  Self-Insured employers would be free to create their own plans.
    1. Plans could range from lower cost umbrella plans to comprehensive plans with optional add-ons.
  4. Lowest Price Medications:  Pharmaceutical companies would have to provide medications to patients at the same cost as they do to their lowest cost customers around the world.
  5. Expand Health Savings Accounts:  Health Savings Accounts should be expanded and considered part of the individual’s estate.
  6. Healthcare Premiums Deductible:  Taxpayers should be able to deduct the cost of their health insurance from their income taxes!
  7. Pre-Existing Conditions:  A federal pool would be created to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions.  
    1. It should be noted that only 1.5 million people or .4% of the population have pre-existing conditions! 
    2. The pool would be allocated to States according to population with actual dollars given out for actual coverage and any funds not used would remain in the pool. 
    3. Expenses would be tracked and reported separately.
  8. MEDICAID as a program should be dealt with separately.  Reductions in increases, block grant amounts, eligibility etc. should be kept separate from the Obamacare replacement. PERIOD.

The Obamacare replacement bill then would be pretty straight forward and get the government out of  healthcare for private individuals and businesses.  The free market would be freed to function and provide only the services that people want.

Health Cost Curve:

Cost Curve:  Health costs have been rising steadily since Medicare was created back in 1966.  Medicare created a complicated, and illogical, reimbursement methodology that has nothing to do with cost containment.  Medicaid has further complicated reimbursement systems and have served to only increase medical costs.   Medical providers should be required to publish their services and fees and the federal government should receive the lowest cost from these providers.  Rural providers could be required to charge no more than what is charged by the nearest metropolitan city.   

Government Claims Processing:  All single payer government healthcare claims (Medicare, Medicaid, VA) processing should be outsourced to companies like American Express to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse by unscrupulous providers.

Mal-Practice Insurance: Medical mal-practice should be limited to $250,000 per occurrence which will help control the providers costs that should be passed through in terms of lower fees.

FDA Reform:  If the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) certifies a drug safe for distribution, the total drug manufacture’s liability would be limited to $500,000,000.  The FDA regulations and procedures should be reviewed and streamlined to shorten the time to market for new drugs.  

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Alas this is probably too simple for power-hungry Washington DC.  Their lobbyist and personal power trips would derail the simplification of our healthcare system now that Medicare and Obamacare have moved healthcare  far to the left of center towards a total national single payer system.  

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini