Category Archives: RINO Watch

Limbaugh & Coulter Owe Trump an Apology

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Good Grief!

AFTER ONLY 100 DAYS OF TRUMP; 

following the 8 years of Neo-Con wars under Bush with exploding deficits (doubled all prior presidents including when Bush had majorities in both houses);

then 8 more years of unbridled Obama Socialism, aided and abetted by GOP Speakers Boehner and Ryan;

Limbaugh and Coulter act like Trump is the Conservative’s Benedict Arnold due to the pending approval of Ryan’s $1.1T Omnibus Bill.  I’ll bet, neither has even read the 1,600+ pages of this bill!

To Limbaugh and Coulter:

 We, the American Voters who supported Trump, are not as stupid as you make us out to be as you talk down to us by explaining what is and is not getting done by Trump and how things “should” work.  We know how screwed up our government is, and how screwed up Congress and our Congressional leaders are.  You need to trust our support for Trump as a means to help him to achieve the goals we share with him by increasing his ratings and not drive his ratings down, like you do every time you criticize him. 

Do you think attacking Trump, who is the only chance the American People have to regain some level of sovereignty over their country, will help drain the poop infested swamp and overturn and turnaround the disasters of the Clinton, Bush and Obama Regimes?  You will only depress Trump’s approval ratings.  The “K” Street lobbyist gutter snipes, the US Chamber of Commerce, the hard left and the main stream media would use Trump’s lower approval ratings to “prove” to the limp wristed Congress that they don’t have to support Trump’s agenda due to his low approval ratings!  This will kill our chances for a true reset of our nation and kill the return of power to the American People. 

Congress is the Swamp: 

Congress is the Constitutional entity solely responsible for creating legislation and appropriating our hard-earned money, PERIOD.  Congressional authority over legislation and the purse is absolute and the President has no CONSTITUTIONAL  sway over legislation other than through the people. 

Article I of the US Constitution: All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

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Congress is the heart and soul of the swamp and it is filled with the cash from the K Street lobbyists, the US Chamber of Commerce, the hard left, and free advertising support from the main stream media.   If a congressman or woman wants to be on a committee, they have to commit to raising a specified amount of money for the party.  In order to do this, the Congressman or woman has to go to the K Street lobbyists or the US Chamber and prostitute themselves for money for future favors they can grant to the lobbyists.  If you want to be the committee head, guess what?  You have to raise more money for the party. 

Is this a great way to run a government or what!!!!  Not!

You, the voter don’t count at all.  Your pittance donations are sneered at by these boils-on-the-butt-of-humanity.  Can you or your district or even your State guarantee a Congressman or woman a $3 M salary for their retirement?  Lobbyists can and do!  This is why the campaign promises of representatives and senators are irrelevant.  Whatever the K Street lobbyists want, they get.  Congress is bought and paid for!

Conservative media is like the old Italian Firing Squad.  They form a circle, then put the targets, the American Taxpayers, in the middle of the circle.  The result, we all get killed by K Street Lobbyist, the hard left and the mainstream media… 

We need conservative mouth pieces to counteract the Main Stream Media and the Congress.  Understand the long game, Trump does.  Will he screw up?  Of Course!  The Trump supporters know this and are not limp wristed like Congress or “some” in the conservative media.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips

http://www.businessinsider.com/rush-limbaugh-donald-trump-not-conservative-2016-9

 

Ryan, Trillion Dollar Stab in Trump’s Supporters Back!

Ryan Risking Future of GOP

Never Turn Your Back on a RINO!

Speaker Ryan seems hell-bent on driving the Republican Party back to its comfortable position of being an opposition party! 

His trillion-dollar plus Continuing Resolution today literally and figuratively ignited Trump’s base that was instrumental in keeping the GOP majority in the House and giving the GOP the majority in the Senate in 2016. 

Trump and GOP congressional voters relied on Ryan being honorable and sticking to the campaign pledges that saved their bacon in 2016.  Instead, Ryan stabbed Trump and his supporters in the back by:

  • Not Defunding Planned Parenthood.
  • Not Providing  Any Funding for Trump’s Southern Boarder Wall.
  • Not Adding Language to Take Away Funding for Sanctuary Cities.
  • Not Providing Substantial Additions to Beef Up Our Military!
  • Not Delivering a “Readable” Bill!  Instead this PORKER BILL is over 1,600 Pages Long!  Ryan Is Only Allow Lawmakers 72 Hours to Read this Traitorous Piece of Crap!

 

Democrats Dumfounded that Ryan and the GOP Congress are So Spineless! 

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Why Win Elections?  The GOP will Surrender Anyway!

 

While Trump has to work with the GOP RINOs, he may as well admit that they will do everything to defeat him and his agenda.  Ryan and the donor class are showing Trump that “Theirs is bigger than His”!

Trump better mount the Bully Pulpit Image result for Trump's bully pulpitand call out Ryan and this travesty now or he can kiss off successfully Repealing and Replacing Obamacare, building the wall, rebuilding the military, or driving through his tax and budget plans. 

RD Pierini

#RDPierini

 

Hat Tips

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/01/spending-bill-language-omits-border-wall-funding-sanctuary-cities-crackdown.html

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/1665-pages-gop-spending-bill-longer-obamas-stimulus

 

US Senate Should Abolish the 60 Vote Cloture/Filibuster Rules

Senate Filibuster and Cloture Vote Rules = Tyranny of the Minority!

The Senate’s use of a filibuster or the cloture vote to stop a filibuster, IS NOT IN THE US CONSTITUTION!  It is simply a Senate “rule” that was created by the Senate itself.  

Most US Citizens believe that a majority vote in the House or Senate should be the standard for passing legislation. 

They believe that

THE RULE OF THE MAJORITY

in a democracy should be the guiding principle. 

NOT A RULE BY THE MINORITY!

Did you know that the word “filibuster” comes from a Dutch word meaning PIRATE?

Why should a minority of Senators be able to thwart the “WILL OF THE PEOPLE”?  When the people elect a majority of Senators from one political party or ideology, the people expect that the elected majority in the Senate should prevail over the minority.  IF you believe that the minority’s rights are greater than the majority’s rights then should the passing of any legislation by the Senate be approved by 100%, 99%, 90%, 75%, 66% of the senators?  In essence, the current Senate Rule 22 requiring 60 votes to close debate puts control of the Senate in the minority, not the elected majority on regular legislation.

Historical Perspective:

The Senate rule allowing for a filibuster was first adopted by the Senate in 1806 but first used later in 1837.   In 1917, the Senate adopted a rule, (Rule 22), that provided that a filibuster could be stopped by a vote of 2/3rds of the Senate.  The 2/3rds vote requirement remained until 1975. 

During this period, the Southern Democrat Senators used the high 2/3rds vote threshold to block the Civil Rights Act of 1964, including anti-lynching legislation,  until cloture was finally invoked after a 60 day filibuster. 

In 1975, the Senate modified its cloture rule allowing for a vote of 3/5ths (60 votes) to stop a filibuster.   In 2013 the Senate changed the cloture vote to a simple majority for non SCOTUS judicial appointments. Then, in 2017, the rules were changed for even SCOTUS appointments.

Voting in the Senate should be the same as in the House of Representatives where the simple majority vote carries the issue.

Hiding Behind Senate Rules:

The other obscenity that is created with the phony 60 vote majority to end debate and pass the legislation is when the party who controls lets say 52 votes puts a bill on the floor knowing full well that the minority will block cloture and force the bill to die without a vote.  Then those in the majority strut about saying well we tried by XYZ minority blocked us. 

In more concrete terms, Obamacare repeal votes took place countless times when the Republicans knew full well that the legislation would be blocked by the Senate or Obama.  House Speaker Paul Ryan also hides behind Senate Rules when he re-crafted the Obamacare Repeal and Replace blaming Senate Rules as the reason he had to water down and stage the replacement. 

Democrat Vs Republican:

Republicans wring their hands when us regular folks tell them to do away with the 60 vote cloture rule and vote up or down on everything based solely on a simple majority.  Leadership says that when Democrats are in power they will use this power against Republican and ram legislation through.  

Obama taught us that these insane legislative rules with their false majorities are inconsequential and should be predicated on a simple majority vote.  When Obama lost the majority in the House and Senate, he merely ignored the legislative and judicial branches and ruled by fiat.   If the Republicans did pass a bill, they knew Obama would veto it! 

So, it did not matter what the Republican majority was in the Senate or the House.  Both parties use these rules to hide behind.  The use of these faux votes to prove to their constituencies that they are fighting for them is ludicrous.  We are not THAT dumb!

McConnell:

Do Away with Senate Rule 22 Requiring 60 Votes to Close a Debate;

Man-up; and Vote and Be Accountable!

We The People are Not Fooled!

RD Pierini

@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

 

TrumpCare Challenge-Governance With the “Art of the Deal”

Democrat Obamacare Vs Republican TrumpCare

Obamacare was NEVER “sunshined” to the American Voter, or even Congress, before it was passed.  Just ask then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said we will have to pass it to see what is in it!

The TrumpCare replacement, ala Paul Ryan, was just made public and all hell broke loose.  AS IT SHOULD!  The good news, it has not even undergone House hearings or opened yet for amendments let alone scheduled for a vote in the House.  The Senate has yet to propose its own bill or reviewed the House bill with its Republican caucus. 

So far, what you are witnessing is Congress going through a normal legislative process where this TrumpCare bill will be sliced, diced, amended, changed dramatically or even scrapped altogether before the process is finished. 

That is a good thing.  That is what we sent our representatives to Congress to do!

Keep in mind, there are two parts to the ultimate TrumpCare legislation.  One, Repeal Obamacare.  Two, Replace Obamacare.  According to many of the conservatives, the current bill does not go far enough to completely repeal the current ACA/Obamacare law.  Further, these same conservatives do not feel that the current replacement bill is not a free-market, conservative principled replacement.  You are hearing the term Obamacare-Lite!

Why did Trump praise this bill even though the bill did not contain all that he wanted and campaigned to deliver?

The House, Ryan TrumpCare bill is a Start!  Trump see this bill as the START of the Negotiations, not the FINAL PRODUCT!

Now the fun part begins.  The “sausage making” will be on full display as it should be.  For those who are less than 25 years old, you have never really seen a real legislative process!  For those of us who have attained senior status, we may have forgotten what a real legislative process looks like!

Be that as it may, the public display and posturing by the various factions works to our advantage.  Call your Senator, call your representative, tweet President Trump directly and let you voice be heard.   This bill, in its current form, will not be passed nor signed by President Trump.  It is only the beginning. 

Be assured that President Trump, VP Pence, and HHS Secretary Price will be working to make sure all sides come together.  They would also include the Democrats but it is doubtful if they will join in the debate.  They seem to be fixated on the Russians, period. 

Maybe if Putin weighs in on the TrumpCare process, the Democrats and their lackeys in the main stream media ears would perk up.  Don’t hold your breath!  Just imagine the editorial meeting in the NYT trying to figure out how to tie this to Russian Hacking and Trump collusion with Putin!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/conservatives-gop-obamacare-plan/2017/03/07/id/777477/

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/conservatives-gop-obamacare-plan/2017/03/07/id/777477/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/07/sean-spicer-inaccurately-claims-paul-ryans-health-care-bill-fully-repeals-obamacare/

 

 

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/

“Never argue with Stupid People. They will Drag You Down to Their Level and then Beat you with Experience.” –Mark Twain

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Ever try to reason with a Progressive/Liberal (P/L), or is it Liberal/Progressive?  If you have, please reread the title if this article by Mark Twain, take two aspirin, and go to bed, NOW!

The first thing a P/L will do is start quoting talking points taken from Move-On.Org or another Soros website.  Then if you rebut their point, they will back up their assertions using another left-wing website as a source.  Not too dissimilar to CNN!  Or if things get really dicey, they will quote their oracle of truth, http://www.Snopes.com!  Another “fact checker” controlled by a P/L.

Then, if all of that fails to win you over, they invoke the “ist”, “ism” or “phobe” monikers on you.  You become a racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobe, xenophobic,  or say you engage in sexism, racism, or you are a racistismphobe!  Sounds like a Nancy Pelosi-ism! 

I think I am going to make a Tee-Shirt with the word, STUPIDPHOBE written on it.  (If I really want to raise their blood pressure, I will put #MAGA on the shirt as well!)  Whenever a P/L attempts to dissuade my views or attacks my moral compass, I will merely point to my Tee-Shirt and say Bless You! 

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Invoking God is another tactic of a P/L.  Now this is really rich as they are pro-death baby killers who think Gosnell was just eccentric and that Margaret Sanger really did not believe in eugenics and that the culling out of non-whites was not really in her writings.   The P/L will invoke God to sell their illogical views on unlimited and unrestrained immigration, wealth redistribution as being charity, and abortion as being compassionate. 

Finding truth today is elusive at best and requires a lot of due diligence to sort the wheat from the chaff.  First of all, seldom believe stories based on a “reliable source” or an unnamed spokesperson for …, etc.  If someone is not willing to put their name on the line then the line should not be taken seriously.  Secondly, when it comes to President Trump, if the words did not come from his mouth, his twitter account, or from Kellyanne Conway, then they are probably not true.  Whether you like the President or not, he is not bashful and seldom filters his words, spoken or written.  Kellyanne is one of the closest allies he has, other than family, and is privy to the goings-on of the inner sanctum of this administration.  Thirdly, if you see more than one network opining on a point using exactly the same phraseology, turn off your TV.  These are P/L talking points and most likely Fake or contrived “news”.

Finally, many of you jump the gun when the Speaker, the Senate Majority Leader, or another Republican or RINO says something stupid like demeaning President Trump or one of his actions.  Let me leave you with a final Mark Twain quote to remember when this occurs: 

“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” –Mark Twain

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

 

Why Trump Called Out False Accusers at Gettysburg

Democrats Have Overplayed the

Sex Card to Cover their Own Sins,

And Keep the Campaigns OFF OF THE ISSUES

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Right-wing pundits cringed and Left-Wing pundits delighted yesterday when Trump prefaced his “Gettysburg Address” with the threat to sue anyone coming forward falsely accusing him of sexual misconduct. 

Right-wing pundits thought Trump stepped on his message where he laid out 28 steps that he included in his “Contract With the American Voters”.  But, these right-wing pundits need to see Trump’s condemnation of these women, sought out and egged on by the Democrats and their hack Gloria Allred, who have falsely accused him as part of Trump’s overall corruption message.  (See our post on Trump’s “Contract with the American Voter” at http://wp.me/pY51c-12Y)

The system is rigged because Democrats seek women who are willing to make up stories about Republican Presidential and Congressional candidates allegedly engaging in sordid affairs.  They did this to George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, John McCain, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney and now Donald Trump.  They have been able to force candidates out of races entirely (Ask Herman Cain) just because they did not have the resources to fight these despicable practices or did not want to drag their families through the sludge.  No so, Donald J. Trump!

Trump is fighting to get these sensational, false sexual allegations by Democrats out of our Presidential Elections FOR all future Republican Candidates!

The “Swamp” includes these Political Practices of False Sexual Allegations!

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Trump Tweaks the Media:  From a Media Management perspective, Trump always play the MSM with something that they will run with that the MSM thinks will hurt Trump.  Trump has to do this because the MSM will NOT cover his substantive messages so he inserts his substantive message inside of a sensational CAPSULE of news.  The MSM jumps on these capsules and by day 3 Trump’s real message dribbles out bit by bit.  Otherwise the real messages would not see the light of day!  Do you really think the New York Times or the Washington Post would have put Trump’s Contract with the American Voters on the front page above the fold with a glowing headline!  Never happen! 

It is a terrible way to have to run a substantive campaign but Republican candidates have no choice. 

Trump is the first Republican Candidate to be media savvy and able to turn the tables on the MSM and using his expertise in the use of social media to counteract media bias!  Trump knows that in some circles that this strategy will hurt him but you have to fight with the cards that are dealt.  His hope is that even his honest detractors can see through the fog of Democrat political corruption.  Unfortunately for Trump, Right-wing pundits and the Republican Global Elitist join in with the Democrat party and their MSM puppets to slam Trump!  Trump is literally running against the entire Global Elitist Cabal and only the American People can Protect him and then ultimately their own future as Americans.  

Melania Signaled The Lawsuit Strategy

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Melania Trump was interviewed after the last debate by Fox and Friends’ Ainsley Earhardt. (video attached below) Melania challenged the women who were falsely alleging unwanted sexual advances by Donald Trump to take their case to the courts and file appropriate actions rather than prosecute their case in the media.  Melania had just previously sent a formal letter to People Magazine demanding that they retract and take down stories of her as being an Escort dearly in her career or face a lawsuit.  People retracted their false claims. 

If Republicans do not stand up for themselves, just imagine how weak they will be defending YOU, who they really do not care about!

If a women is assaulted in any way, she should seek legal remedies.  If they are falsely accusing another person, they SHOULD BE PROSECUTED OR SUED FOR DAMAGES!

Trump may have used his lawsuit capsule to get media coverage, but this strategy will eventually get his “Gettysburg Address” to more people via social media and his rallies.  The political pundits will just have to take more Maalox! 

PS:  Don’t get discouraged by the Polls.  On October 28, 1980, the Gallup poll had Jimmy Carter ahead of Reagan by 8 points.  Reagan beat Carter a week later by 10 points.  The pollsters, even the Fox News Polls, over-poll Democrats over Republicans.  Closer to the election, they adjust their mix to more accurately reflect the “mood” of the people and the likelihood of real people actually voting.  Trump’s 30,000 person rallies versus a couple of hundred showing up for Clinton are telling.  These are real people coming out for Trump who will vote…

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/22/donald-trump-contract-american-voter-100-days-5338007/

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/22/donald-trump-promises-change-gettysburg-speech-change-come-outside-broken-system/

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/13/melania-trump-threatens-lawsuit-over-people-magazine-article.html

Melania Trump Interview with Ainsley Earhardt

Trump’s “Contract with the American Voter” What It Means to You!

We The People-Part II

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Below are the 28 Contractual Items that Trump laid out today (October 22, 2016) at Gettysburg.  (The were copied from Breitbart’s coverage of todays event and can be found at the link shown in Hat Tips below.) 

This is the first time a real commitment has been put down in contractual form since Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with American” in 1994.  Trump’s list is considerably longer than that of Gingrich but then again the Washington Global Elitist, Democrat and Republican, have created many more problems since 1994!

Below each item are my comments regarding each point.  Trump’s items will require several paths to be followed depending on the item.  Either an Amendment to the US Constitution, Congressional Approval, or Execution Action will be required.  The Constitutional Amendments may take some time but the only way to ensure that key issues cannot be tampered with by future Presidents and Congresses.  Many of Trump’s items will make Congress squirm more than just a little.  The key thing to remember that all of his remedies are allowed within the Constitution from a strict constructionist sense.  That makes a Republican RINO in Congress squirm even more!!!

One other takeaway from these 28 contract item is the genius of Trump picking Mike Pence as a running mate.  Trump needs a solid ally working with Congress, on both sides of the aisle, to get these items through Congress.  Some will require a Herculean effort on the part of Pence and the Congressional leadership but a Trump election is a signal to Congress that the People are Now Back In Charge!  Plus, Trump, is a great spokesperson for his agenda and will not hesitate to take to the airwaves to help Pence heel Congress!  Should be fun to watch!

“Contract with the American Voter”

  1. Propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress

    1. Constitutional Amendment: If Congress will not initiate, Trump can call on the Governors and their legislature to initiate the process of establishing term limits similar to the 1947, 22nd Amendment that limited the Presidency to two four-year terms.  Constitutional Amendments are not easy to process and pass but they can be done.  The last amendment was passed in 1992.  In the past, Trump has talked about limiting Senators to two terms, 12 years total, and members of Congress will be to 6, 2 year terms for a total of 12 years.  The details will be negotiated but I would hope that the plan for term limits put forth by Mark R. Levin would serve as the model.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  2. Institute a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health)

    1. Executive Order or Congressional Action:  Trump could issue an Executive Order to implement the hiring freeze and limits.  This has been done in the past by various Presidents regardless of what you will hear in the MSM.  If Ryan and McConnell understand the mood of the country, they should volunteer to push through legislation.  Don’t hold your breath!

  3. Require for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.

    1. Executive Order or Congressional Action:  Trump will most like use an executive order to enforce this limit but once again, if Congress has any sense of the American voter, they should act in concert with Trump. 

  4. Institute a five year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service

    1. Executive Order AND Congressional Action:  Trump can require all White House staff and appointees to agree to not becoming lobbyist after they leave government service.  Congress will have to enact similar legislation to limit their own members and staff.  If Congress refuses to act, all members of the House and those members of the Senate that are up for re-election in 2018 would be held accountable.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  5. Create a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.

    1. Executive Order:  Trump can require all White House staff and appointees to agree to not becoming lobbying on behalf of a foreign government after they leave government service.  This is slightly different from being an actual lobbyist so it is a necessary distinction.   

  6. Institute a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.

    1. Congressional Action:  Trump will engage Congress to pass a law prohibiting foreign lobbyist raising money for US elections.  This would include money funneled through unions, PACS, or private foundations, like the Clinton Foundation.  There is no reason to allow foreign agents to help fund campaigns or efforts in this country.  We give up our very sovereignty when we do.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  7. Announce intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205.

    1. Executive Order:  Trump can renegotiate NAFTA on his own and withdraw if necessary under Article 2205 which simply reads, “A Party may withdraw from this Agreement six months after it provides written notice of withdrawal to the other Parties. If a Party withdraws, the Agreement shall remain in force for the remaining Parties.”  Finally a government document you can read!  Trump will not need Congress to approve or disapprove.  There will have to be serious tariff discussions and other details between the US, Mexico and Canada if this comes to fruition!

  8. Announce withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    1. Executive Order:  TPP has not be submitted to the Senate for ratification by Obama and probably would not be taken up if it were at this point.  Trump would just have to announce his intention that the US will not participate in further discussions to approve this agreement.  Presumably Trump would engage in negotiations with the individual nations regarding trade and avoid ceding authority over the US by an international arbitration agency.

  9. Direct Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator.

    1. Executive Order:  This will trigger a series of discussions within the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding China’s actions.  Other nations, possibly including the US, may get pulled into scrutiny.  But, it will put the world on notice that this practice of de facto tariffs on competitive goods will not be tolerated by the US.

  10. Direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately.

    1. Executive Order:  Similar to labeling China a currency manipulator, discovering and adjudicating trade abuses will require intense scrutiny and a great deal of negotiation and possible legal action.  Between the two items, Trump will be sending a message that business as usual is over with the US.  Reaction will certainly be interesting!

  11. Lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.

    1. Executive Action and Possible Congressional Action:  This will probably be the biggest boost to the US economy long-term of any of Trump’s proposals.  I am hedging my bets in how this can be accomplished as there may be laws on the books regulating these activities.  If what Trump attempts to do has not been limited by Congress in the past, then he can probably push forward on his own as Obama did in strangling our energy industries.  The offshoot of lifting these limits will yield lower energy prices, really put OPEC in a bad position in trying to regulate oil prices, create a lot of jobs directly and in support of these industries.  Since oil prices are relatively low, less costly exploration will go forward prior to an all out assault by the energy industry.  The coal states will see an immediate boost in employment and revenues.  I would like to see Trump add a “rebate” for taxpayers as our energy windfalls create additional revenues.  He should also earmark a percentage of gains to reducing the national debt!

  12. Lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward.

    1. Executive Order:  Part of #11 above.  This will help assure our Northern Partner, Canada, that the US values their energy partnership and start to build a North American Energy partnership with Mexico being included.  More jobs, less pollution, and more revenue!

  13. Cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure.

    1. Executive Order:  Trump should sick Ambassador John Bolton on this one plus a review of all funding of the UN by the US.  The UN has grabbed onto the climate change fiasco in order to redistribute money to themselves and whoever they want to prop up.  I wish I could believe that global warming was real and that the waters around Manhattan would rise and swallow up the UN building!

  14. Cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama.

    1. Executive Order:  Trump may have carpel tunnel syndrome by the time he signs all of the Un-Executive Orders!  This will save billions of dollars as well as reduce the power of many federal agencies and bureaucracies.  He should go back to 1992 to make sure that Bush I, Clinton, and Bush II don’t have any “stinkers” in the pile!

  15. Begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.

    1. Submission of a Supreme Court Nominee to the Senate:  This should be a quick action item for Trump.  It will be interesting how the Senate Republicans react!  The Democrats will fight to block any of the 20 but McConnell has to stand up and fight back.  If the Republican lose the Senate, then Trump will have to fight in the court of public opinion to get his appointments through the Senate’s barbaric process.

  16. Cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities.

    1. Executive Order and Maybe some Congressional Action:  Much of the funding through federal agencies to States, Cities and Counties can be cut off via executive order.  If there are any Congressional funding mechanisms on the books, Congress would have to vote for a rider allowing the President to cut off funds if he deemed the agency to be a “sanctuary” haven for illegal aliens.  As an Ex-California Mayor, I fought for this back in the 1970’s when this nonsense of sanctuary cities started.  Gov. Brown of California will fight tooth and nail on this one as he was a strong proponent of sanctuary cities in the 1970’s!  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  17. Begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back.

    1. Executive Action:  The laws are already on the books for removing illegal aliens, especially those who have committed felonies in the US, and sending them back to their home country.  I doubt that foreign countries will refuse to take back their “citizens” when facing the loss of foreign aid, visas and trade.  Trump and the US is in a strong position on this item.

  18. Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered extreme vetting.

    1. Executive Order:  Trump can use an executive order to suspend immigration and direct Homeland Security to create and enforce safe vetting procedures.  Suspension of immigration from specific areas have been done by many administrations in the past including Obama/Clinton when they suspended immigration from IRAQ!

  19. Work with Congress on a Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act; an economic plan designed to grow the economy 4% per year and create at least 25 million new jobs through massive tax reduction and simplification, in combination with trade reform, regulatory relief, and lifting the restrictions on American energy. The largest tax reductions are for the middle class. A middle-class family with 2 children will get a 35% tax cut. The current number of brackets will be reduced from 7 to 3, and tax forms will likewise be greatly simplified. The business rate will be lowered from 35 to 15 percent, and the trillions of dollars of American corporate money overseas can now be brought back at a 10 percent rate.

    1. Congressional Action:  This will not be a quick fix for Trump.  It took Reagan quite a while to get his tax program somewhat through Congress.  Congress uses the tax code to pay off their donors so there will be more pigs in this blanket than with any other proposal.  The sooner this is enacted, that faster the economy can start to turn around and revenue start to flow.  In the end, if the Republican can keep even a marginal majority in the House and Senate, this can be attached to a budget bill and passed with a majority in both houses.  If Congress fails to act on Trump’s proposal, the 2018 elections will be bloody.  Trump will be campaigning for or against Congress depending on if they support his Tax Plan!  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  20. Work with Congress on an End The Offshoring Act Establishes tariffs to discourage companies from laying off their workers in order to relocate in other countries and ship their products back to the U.S. tax-free.

    1. Congressional Action:  One would think that this would be a no brainer for Congress but this is at the heart of Progressive Globalism.  This Act encourages our companies to produce goods in low wage countries and does not punish them for laying off American Workers.  This is part of Trump’s overall strategy of bring back American manufacturing and preventing it from leaving in the future.  You would think that our labor unions would be behind this and indeed the workers are.  But the union leadership in charge of money laundering campaign contributions for Democrats are not.  If Congress fails to act on Trump’s proposal, the 2018 elections will be bloody on this one as well.  Trump will be campaigning for or against Congress depending on if they support his repeal of this act!  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  21. Work with Congress on an American Energy & Infrastructure Act; Leverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years. It is revenue neutral.

    1. Congressional Action:  This plan would partner private and public funding of needed energy and infrastructure projects to allow us to build up our roads, airports, bridges etc.  This is not like Obama’s stimulus as it creates a “bond” type of funding for these projects rather than drag down on the US Treasury.  Once again, the Porkers in Congress love this kind of legislation so it will remain to be seen if Trump comes out with a pure form of his proposal.  Once again 2018 may be an impetus for Congress to act!  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  22. Work with Congress on a School Choice And Education Opportunity Act; redirects education dollars to gives parents the right to send their kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school of their choice. Ends common core, brings education supervision to local communities. It expands vocational and technical education, and make 2 and 4-year college more affordable.

    1. Executive Order and Congressional Action:  Many of the required changes can be driven through the Department of Education via executive orders.  Congress will have to pass enabling legislation to redirect Common Core programs as well as for the proposed school choice provisions.  Many vocational programs exist and should reviewed for relevance.  Some of these may be retooled with additional Congressional approval required.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  23. Work with Congress on a Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act; fully repeals Obamacare and replaces it with Health Savings Accounts, the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines, and lets states manage Medicaid funds. Reforms will also include cutting the red tape at the FDA: there are over 4,000 drugs awaiting approval, and we especially want to speed the approval of life-saving medications.

    1. Executive Order and Congressional Action:  Trump can use executive orders where authorized to tweak down Obamacare while Congress works on repealing and replacing Obamacare.  This will be an ugly Congressional fight and the Republican will not fight dirty with their own rules in order to accomplish the repeal.  Ryan and McConnell will be on the hot seat for this now as they can’t use the Presidency as their scapegoat.  They will know that they are not facing a veto now for acting!  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  24. Work with Congress on an Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act; allows Americans to deduct childcare and elder care from their taxes, incentivize employers to provide on-side childcare services, and creates tax-free Dependent Care Savings Accounts for both young and elderly dependents, with matching contributions for low-income families.

    1. Executive Order and Congressional Action:  Some of the funding to start some of the programs can be redirected via executive orders.  But some of the substantive changes will require Congressional action.  As many of these are tied to the tax code, some can be appended to the budget and other tax code changes.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  25. Work with Congress on an End Illegal Immigration Act; fully-funds the construction of a wall on our southern border with the full understanding that the country Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall; establishes a 2-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a 5-year mandatory minimum for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations; also reforms visa rules to enhance penalties for over-staying and to ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.

    1. Executive Order and Congressional Action:  Trump can re-prioritize current laws and funding to push through much of this via executive orders.  Congress may have to add appropriations and to modify federal sentencing standards and guidelines.  Most of the Visa provisions can be enacted by Trump via executive orders as well.  The balance will have to be worked out with Congress and Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  26. Work with Congress on a Restoring Community Safety Act; reduces surging crime, drugs and violence by creating a Task Force On Violent Crime and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs and put violent offenders behind bars.

    1. Executive Orders and Congressional Action:  Much of the needed funding can be pushed through the Department of Justice once that SWAMP is drained.  Community block grants and other funding mechanism could be enacted via Congress to insure quick improvement can be made at the LOCAL level.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  27. Work with Congress on a Restoring National Security Act; rebuilds our military by eliminating the defense sequester and expanding military investment; provides Veterans with the ability to receive public VA treatment or attend the private doctor of their choice; protects our vital infrastructure from cyber-attack; establishes new screening procedures for immigration to ensure those who are admitted to our country support our people and our values

    1. Executive Order and Congressional Action:  This is a big undertaking and will probably be done in steps with some via executive orders and some with legislation.  Congress will have to work with Trump on the budget to restore military funding.  A lot of the veteran aid can be done through executive orders using existing legislation and some legislative tweaking.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

  28. Work with Congress on a Clean up Corruption in Washington Act;  enacts new ethics reforms to Drain the Swamp and reduce the corrupting influence of special interests on our politics.

    1. Executive Order and Congressional Action:  The Washing DC swamp is pretty big and deep so draining the swamp will require multiple approaches.  Trump can clean up the bureaucracy within Federal agencies pretty much through executive orders.  The swampy Congress will have to clean up their own swamp under the loving guidance of Trump and the pesky voters!  This will be fun to watch as Trump will undoubtedly appoint a “Super-Swamp-Monitor” to help drain the swamps!  2018 Elections will also be on Trump’s side.  Pence will be instrumental in shepherding the legislative needs.

Well, Trump laid out his contract to you, from him.  It is up to you to go out and vote for yourself by voting for Trump/Pence on November 8th!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Background Info:

Amendments to the US Constitution-Article V:  “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress;…”

 

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28 Points taken from:  http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/22/donald-trump-contract-american-voter-100-days-5338007/