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Or Mueller!

The Democrats only hope in the 2018 Mid-Terms is that Mueller can pin Stormy Daniels on the tail of their donkey!  Russia Collusion and the Comey Firing Obstruction of Justice hoax both fell through the cracks so far that even Auntie Maxie won’t be able to resurrect these fabrications.  Now, for some reason, having sex with a porn star or paying that porn star $130,000 excites the left and their lap dog media into thinking that this is the winner that will kill off Trump!  BUT NO ONE CARES!

Apparently the Left can’t deal with reality!  Break down ole Stormy’s scandal into its component parts:

  1. Having sex with a porn star may be dangerous to your health, tacky, and in general not a real good idea for a married man, but it is not illegal.
  2. Having your corporate/personnel attorney on a $35,000/month retainer, money paid in advance for legal services to be rendered or to pay costs on behalf of a client, like the $130,000 paid to Stormy, is not only not illegal, it is normal in the real world of well off billionaires.  Billionaires hire attorneys to fend off nuisance threatened or filed law suits.  They are easy targets and when you consider Trump makes about 5,000,000,000 per working hour $130,000 is certainly not worth his time!  Just the interest on his worth is over $300,000/hour!  So, Stormy got paid 30 minutes worth of Trump’s interest income on his wealth! 
  3. An attorney executing non-disclosures on behalf of a client and signing the NDA on behalf of that client is not unusual nor illegal.
  4. An attorney paying someone to enter into an NDA is not in any way a campaign contribution as the alleged “Services” took place 10 years before the campaign and certainly were not campaign related!  There is no link to the campaign.  The left never claimed that Trump’s payoff to the Trump University plaintiffs was a campaign contribution!  Same thing.  Both were nuisances. 
  5. Trump never signed the NDA and Stormy certainly has not lived up to any part of a non-disclosure!  What hasn’t she said about the alleged tryst?  She has stated on TV that the sex was consensual, not unusual, one time, etc.  There is not much else involved in this particular transaction!
  6. But, the real coup de grâce is that Trump’s attorney is in possession of a letter where Stormy denies having sex with Trump!  

R.I.P. Democrat Party and Main Stream Media

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It is a riot when you hear the Left Wing Media opine the virtuous nature of ole Stormy and ask why would she lie about something this important!  Serious?  SHE IS A PORN STAR.  Do you know what a porn star does?  Do you know how much she has made selling videos since this story broke!  Did you know who Stormy Daniels was before this story broke!

The saddest part of the current state of the Democrat party is that they stand for nothing tangible that would lift up one single human being living in the United States!  They can call you a racist, homophobe, etc., etc., etc., but they cannot tell you what they stand for.  The only mantra they can all agree on is the “Trump is Bad”!  That is it!  

Mueller and his merry band of hit man prosecutors, the Attorney General (Yes I am including Jeff Sessions), the Deputy Attorney General, the prior FBI director and a whole host of corrupt DOJ and FBI hacks have not been able to pin a single charge on Trump or his campaign.  In fact, the trumped-up charges on the 14 Russians, General Michael Flynn, and Paul Manafort will probably be thrown out of court.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Mueller and his team were sanctioned by the courts where these prosecutions were taking place.  

The real damage is yet to come on the wings of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report that will indict many of these DOJ and FBI corrupt officials who will hopefully be tried and found guilty and put away to write their memoirs.  Maybe Comey can get them right this time!  Wonder what Higher Authority he will cite then?  

Maybe, just maybe, the Republicans won’t screw up and lose the 2018 Mid-Terms and justice will finally be served with the prosecution of many of the DOJ and FBI corrupt officials.  But, don’t hold your breath!

RD Pierini




Democrats, Leftist and the Media Made “Sitting Ducks” Out of Our School Children

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What the Dems, the Leftist, and the Media Support:

  1. Not arming teachers and school staff to help defend our defenseless children while attending school and walking to and from school.
  2. Not hardening schools with perimeter barriers, metal detectors, ID badges, automatic lockdown controls, and other structural modifications that would help defend our defenseless school children.
  3. Not supporting FIXING the idiotic “Background Check” program the left touts as the be all and end all to gun safety! (National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)),
    1. State and local Law Enforcement are still not reporting all reportable offenses to the NICS system.  New Hampshire, has only submitted 51 records, Montana on 13, and Wyoming only 4.  38 States report fewer than 80% of their reportable crimes.
    2. Promise Program:  Obama/Holder administration gave grants, YOUR MONEY, to schools and law enforcement to NOT arrest and report certain crimes in order to change the RACIAL POPULATION PROPORTION IN OUR PRISONS!  So, these felons were not only excluded from NICS, law enforcement and schools were rewarded from excluding them in a database that would have prohibited the shooter in the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas school!  This program was highlighted by Rush Limbaugh.  Links to Rush’s commentary are included below in Hat Tips.
    3. Sanctuary States, Counties and cities do not report illegal immigration crime at all.
    4. Department of Defense has not reported 94% of reportable offenses to NICS!

The Democrats, the Left and the media only focus on using the slaughter of our children as sound bites to be used politically against the right and the NRA specifically.  They support programs like the Promise Program that defeats the effectiveness of background checks.  They support the shielding of illegal aliens from being entered into the NICS system.  They support shielding minor’s felonies from being entered into the NICS system.  They fight against strengthening mental health laws, financial support, and inclusion in the NICS system.

Once again, if we don’t fix the NICS system and ensure that it has a high degree of integrity, then once again we will probably see Congress pass GAS, and not meaningful legislation…

RD Pierini




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Trump Plan B: Take on Elite GOP and Progressive Left Alone!

Congress, the Elite GOP, The Never-Trumpers, the Progressive-Left and the Main Stream Media have set up the perfect storm for Trump to initiate the takeover of US politics in 2018!  Trump was never an ideologue on the right or left.  Trump is a died in the wool America First Populist!  He has consistently stated his goals and aspirations for this nation for the past 30 years and they have not changed!  He gave McConnell a chance and McConnell failed.  He gave Ryan a chance and Ryan failed.  He gave Pelosi a chance and Pelosi failed.  He gave Schumer a chance and Schumer failed. 

Now, the Trump Plan B is being initiated!

Trump’s Plan B is merely a strategy to enact his agenda via executive orders; take his case directly to the American People for his agenda items; and finally to set up RINO Republicans and vulnerable Democrats who are up for reelection in 2018 to be “primaried” and defeated by Trump America First Populist.

Trump’s first choice was to work with the Republicans in Congress to enact his legislative agenda on Healthcare, Taxes, Infrastructure, Education, and immigration reforms.  But, Ryan’s lukewarm support coupled with McConnell’s outright disdain and stonewalling of the Trump agenda forced the President’s hands.  And as he told us, he has really big hands!

Obamacare (ACA):  We are all totally fed up with Congress and their giving us the fickle finger of fate and their outright treasonous refusal to Repeal and Replace Obamacare.  Trump has been beating his head up against the Congressional stone wall trying to get the Elitist to own up to their promises to their constituents.  Even the House bill was a fraud and not a true repeal as promised.  Then McCain and Co. made sure that the Senate built a legislative wall against Trump and Repeal.

Obamacare Phase II: 

Now, Trump is taking the dismantling of Obamacare into his own hands.  Thankfully, the Democrats and Obama wrote a really flawed Obamacare bill that left a gaping hole of executive privilege in changing the execution of the ACA.  Further, the subsidies to insurance companies actually violated the Constitution in that it allowed payments to the insurance companies WITHOUT Congressional approval:  

Article I, Section 9, Clause 7:  “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”

President Trump is merely not going to cut checks to the Insurance companies citing US Constitutional grounds that is backed by the Department of Justice and a Virginia Federal Court.

In addition to this unconstitutional payment that Obama took upon himself to approve, President Trump just signed orders to pave the way to allow groups of citizens to ban together to create insurance groups.  These groups can set their own plan requirements and negotiate with any or multiple insurance companies for coverage.  To increase the feasibility of these groups, the President also signed an executive order to allow for insurance policies to be purchased across State lines.  While the implementation of these steps could take up to a year to set in place, they will certainly change the direction of health care insurance in the US.  The left and their MSM media set their hair on fire today bemoaning these changes so Trump must be doing the right thing. 

If you are masochistic enough to watch the MSM, you will hear that these are radical changes that will hurt the poor, seniors, and the middle class.  These changes allow the poor and the middle class to have access to healthcare insurance that is exactly the same as the access big corporations and business have today which equals 50% of the total healthcare market in the US.  Remember, Obama kept delaying the forcing of Corporations and big business to have to join Obamacare for his own reelection and that of Hillary Clinton.  So, Trump is merely allowing the poor and middle class to have the same rights as 50% of the currently insured citizens!  Note;  The left continually state that the changes will impact senior citizens.  In fact, seniors, like me, are covered by Medicare and this has no impact on me or my fellow seniors.

Tax Reform/Tax Cuts Phase II:

After Trump witnessed the demise of the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, he decided NOT to leave the passage of this signature legislation to McConnell and Ryan.  The latter two told Trump that they had his back and did not need Trump to go the people to sell the repeal and replace legislation.  Burn Trump once, and you are done!

The President is making weekly addresses to rallies and groups regarding the need to push Congress to pass his framework for tax reform and tax cuts.  He is highlighting the need for citizens to hold their congress men and women and senators to accountable for passing the Trump tax plans.  Trump also use social media to hammer Congress almost daily on the need to pass his tax agenda.  In short, if Congress screws this up, they will own it!

Unfortunately, the President will not have much wriggle room to use executive orders to change tax laws.  He can tweak some of the IRS regulations that may be hurting some taxpayers but he will not be able to reform the tax code nor make changes to the tax brackets.  IF Congress does not pass the Trump Tax Reforms and Cuts, Trump will use this in his “2018 Primary Strategy-Phase II” as outlined below.

Immigration Reform-Phase II:

The good news regarding immigration reform and controlling the borders, Trump can and is using existing law to authorities to accomplish many of his immigration goals.  In this case, Congressional ineptitude has worked to Trump’s advantage.

The President has rescinded all of Obama’s orders that curtailed border enforcement and enforcement of immigration law.  This has been backed by the DOJ and ICE aggressively enforcing the deportation of illegal aliens with criminal records and other federal law violations.  Trump is cracking down on Visa overstays as well as setting immigration limits to the lowest levels in years.  Trump has also put DACA squarely on Congress’s plate.  If Congress fails to authorize DACA, it will end and Trump will lay the potential deportation of 800,000 illegal DACA immigrants at the feet of both the GOP and Dems in Congress!  Trump has also put the funding of the border wall in his budget that is up for a Congressional vote.  IF Congress fails to fund the wall, Trump will also dump this on them as well as use it during the 2018 midterms.  Trump has also created a 70 item framework for Congress to consider in reforming the major portions of immigration law.

As stated above, the “trump” card Trump holds is that if Congress does not enact his immigration reforms, he will use this against any legislators who stonewall him as discuss in the “2018 Primary Strategy-Phase II” below.

Education Reform-Phase II:

Trump is working with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to reform the DOE and the US educational goals and regulations.  They have already rolled back the Obama Title IX changes that basically allowed for male students to be considered guilty of sexual aggressions without due process.  They are also reviewing other federal mandates to States and School Districts to turn back more control to the States and local school boards.  

One of the major changes to education that Trump is pursuing is School Choice, especially for minorities.  Trump views this policy as the long-term fix to inner city poverty and crime reduction.  Trump will need to work with Congress on funding and revamping a few laws to pave the way for this policy change.  While school choice is favored by poor American-Blacks and American-Hispanics, the Progressive-Left and Democrats will fight this change tooth and nail.  They are owned by the teacher’s unions and rely a great deal on their contributions in local, State and Federal elections.

While Trump and DeVos have been somewhat off of the radar on school choice, Trump will ramp this issue up around the first of the year and make it part of the 2018 mid-term elections.

2018 Primary Strategy-Phase II

Trump’s recent dust-ups with Senators Corker, Flake, McCain, and others in the Senate and House, signal the Trump strategy to change the make-up of the Republican Party to include a majority of American First Populists.  There will be three major areas of focus in 2018.

  1. Target Sitting Democrat Senate Candidates:  Senators like Joe Manchin are up for reelection to the Senate in 2018.  Manchin is the Democrat Senate candidate in West Virginia where Trump won overwhelmingly in 2016.  Manchin and his seat is a prime target for Trump in 2018.  Claire McCaskell (D) of Missouri, Joe Donnelly (D) of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp (D) North Dakota, Joe Tester (D) Montana, Bill Nelson (D) Florida, Bob Casey Jr. (D) Pennsylvania, Debbie Stabenow (D) Wisconsin, and others are in a similar pickle in their efforts to retain their Senate seats against the Trump America First Populist machine!  The map below shows how vulnerable the Democrats are in 2018.  They have 23 seats up for grab compared to on 8 open GOP seats.
  2. Target Elitist, Anti-Trump Republicans in the House and Senate:  The focus of the Trump America First Populist machine will include Jeff Flake (R), Arizona, and Dean Heller (R) Nevada.  Both Flake and Heller have openly opposed Trump and have been vocal in the media and on social media against Trump.  The House Republicans may also be “primaried” by more conservative and Pro-Trump candidates and this will unfold between now and the 2018 primaries.  The House Freedom Caucus will seek to extend its membership and power to assist the passage of the Trump agenda.  There will also be a concerted effort in the House and Senate to unseat the leadership teams of Ryan and McConnell.  Ryan could be replaced by Mark Meadows and McConnell could be replaced by Roy Blunt!
  3. Engage “We The People”:  The President will probably be one of the most active Presidents in history campaigning for Trump America First Populist candidates.  Trump will also aggressively campaign for his MAGA agenda in order to stalemate the remaining Anti-Trump Elitist!  The President will hold Trump rallies in key states and districts pushing his America First Populist candidates.  The House and Senate reelection committees would do well to work with the Trump team or they will find themselves at odds with the President’s Bully Pulpit that will continue to grow in strength!

Donald J. Trump has not changed his priorities for America in the past 30 years and will continue to push his America First Populist agenda.  The Republicans that continue to oppose him will do so at their own peril. 

The Russia probe will be out of steam by the 2018 primaries and the media’s messaging will continue to lower their own credibility. 

The Democrats will more than likely remain insignificant and I believe that their will lose more House and Senate seats.  They have no message and no leadership.

Hold onto your seats as 2018 nears.  Trump’s energy will continue to overwhelm the wusses in Congress and continue to confound the media.  Trump’s work ethic and focus will overcome the elites self-aggrandizement and the impact of their big money donors.  

RD Pierini




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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


in a democracy should be the guiding principle. 


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!


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




Ryan Vs Trump-Career Politician Vs Businessman

Who Understands the Real World Better?

Trump Ryan borderRyan was the Primary Sponsor of Only 2 Pieces of Legislation in 17 Years!

One to Name a Post Office in His Home Town

Two, to put an Excise Tax on ARROWS

Trump built a $10 Billion International Real Estate Company

The DC, self-proclaimed conservative pundits hail Ryan as a principled conservative and rail against Trump as a non-conservative populist. 

They glow over Ryan’s budget prowess and his creds as a “policy wonk”, while they spew hatred for Trump’s uncouth dispatch of his 2016 rivals and scoff at his lack of intelligence in being able to articulate policy positions. 

The DC, Self-proclaimed Conservative Pundits are the Enablers that Allowed This Country to Sink Into Economic, Political and Moral Decline

They have Covered for our Feckless Republican Leadership and Excused the Progressive Agenda as an Unavoidable US Political Evolution

We The People Cannot Distinguish and Difference between Our Current Republican and Democrat Leadership

Ryan PelosiRyan and the Republican Insiders have stood by for the past 24 years and have allowed or helped the left to drive this country into near oblivion:

  • Created the depression of 2008 by setting up the prime loan perfect storm then nationalizing our banking system

  • Created an unthinkable level of national debt even when in total control of the Government

  • Created conditions that have driven our military unpreparedness to levels not seen since before WWII

  • Created a stagnated economy while spending over $4 Trillion per year 

  • Created an ineffective and systemic corruption of our educational system

  • Created a trade paradigm that has exported 40% + of our manufacturing jobs and industries, and allowed our healthcare system to be decimated and much, much more. 

  • Created a system of environmental, labor, other regulations that cripple and kill our own industries while putting our international competitors at a competitive advantage.

So, if Ryan and the Republican Insiders are “Pure Conservatives” with “Principled Positions”, what on earth are their positions?

  • Support for nationalized, centralized banking system?

  • Support for uncontrolled spending and debt accumulation?

  • Support for weakening our military so we are unable to defend our nation?

  • Support for driving our economy down, holding down our middle class incomes, driving more and more citizens into poverty and big government hand out programs?

  • Support for dumbing down our educational system while increasing our cost per student and enriching the Teacher’s Unions?

  • Support for promoting “unbalanced” “free trade” programs that serve to drive our industries overseas and drive our citizens into unemployment?

  • Support for Big Government regulations to drive industries out of the US and enhance the capabilities of our competitors.

I am not the problem, It is the Pigs in Government
I am not the problem, It is the Pigs in Government

It is obvious to We the People that Politicians are only focused on their own re-election and increasing the power of the federal government and thus their own personal power. 

It is time for us to go back to our Founding Father’s Principles, not Republican or Democrat, and have a President, and ultimately a Congress, made up of Business People and not professional politicians, like Ryan and others, who have never ran a business nor even had a job, other than being a lawyer, in the real world.  We need more people in government who have signed the front of paychecks rather than just the back of a government check!  We need a government who lives among We the People and understand what We the People are going through every day. 

Ryan and the Insider Professional Political class will never come up with solutions that really work.  They simply do not have the experience and they are motivated more to perpetuate their own kingdoms than take care of We the People.  Business men and women are confronted with issues and problems every day.  They have to act quickly and in a cost-effective manner or they perish. 

What is the Punishment for Inept or Corrupt Politicians? 



Why Trump Does Not Need Ryan’s Endorsement

We the People, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents support Trump and his vision, and not those of the DC Establishment.  Votes Count, eventually.  We will get enough people in Congress who are from the real world, and care more about this country than themselves and who will follow Trump’s example.  The DC Establishment has decimated our Constitution and the enumeration of powers.  We need to get the power back to the States where it started and cut DC down to size. 

This is not the Hunger Games even though DC resembles “Panem” and Obama, President Snow and Congress His Puppets! 

Ryan does not control nor speak for We the People

Get over it!

RD Pierini



Trump a Radical? He is Beating Everyone Using the Left’s Playbook

Trump rules for rads

It is almost comical to watch how the Left, Democrats, Progressives and RYNOs (not misspelled, Using Speaker Ryan’s last name for fun) are trying to figure out how Trump is ahead of them every step; he controls the dialogue and the media, and he leads in almost every candidate include saint Hillary and comrade Sanders. 

He has literally taken the oxygen away from Bill Clinton by launching a preemptive attack on Good Old Boy Bill’s sexual forays and making them front and center to Hillary’s campaign. 

He will take on Hillary front and center and not bat an eye nor have any fear that he will be labeled a “meany” to little girls by attacking her verbally.  Remember when Rick Lazio merely took a step towards Hillary in the first NY Senate debate? 

Trump also walks all over political correctness with combat boots with spikes!  Immigration, Muslims, Terrorism, etc., Trump has been out in front and set the agenda for each of the major topics being discussed in both campaigns today. 

How does he do it?  Here is a hint.  What playbook has the Left, Democrats, Progressives been using since 1971 when “Rules for Radicals” was published by Alinsky.  You are right, the Rules for Radicals! 

Here are examples of the “Rules for Radicals” tools Trump has been using very effectively:

  1. Power is not only what you have but what your enemy thinks you have.  Trump has been able to cow tow both side with the power he has and projects and has convinced democrats and republicans that he is invincible.  If they believe it, he is!
  2. Never go outside of the experience of your people:  Trump picks key allies whether he is talking about moral issues, immigration issues, minority issues and solicits people from those constituencies to represent him and his opinion. 
  3. Go outside of the experience of the enemy:  Trump is not afraid to take on social issues like abortion and patriotism and others by taking them head on and using the PP videos and the lack of those running against him to promote the greatness of this country.  He want to make America Great Again.  Hard to argue with.
  4. Make the enemy live up to their own rules:  Trump will call out Hillary’s lack of support of rape victims when she claims to be the spokesperson for the war on women.  Trump will call out seemingly more conservative republican candidates when the lays the deficit spending on them and their congressional record.
  5. Ridicule the enemy’s positions:  Trump sets the agenda in sound bites, “pause all Immigration of Muslims until the vetting can be fixed”, then hammers Hillary’s and Rubio and others lax approach to controlling legal, illegal, visa based, and refugee immigration.  He will point to terrorism as the result of their failed policies and leaves them defenseless.
  6. Poke fun at yourself and existing conditions in a non conventional way.  Trump is anything but conventional.  He and his event crowds have fun and his lack of PC prowess adds another unnerving (to the left and RNC) but humorous side to the campaigns.  The bottom line is that you have to ask yourself, “Is he Kidding”.
  7. Don’t let issues drag on too long:  Trump is the master at throwing rhetorical grenades into crowds then three days later completely changing the topic that is front and center in the media.  If he doesn’t have an alternative topic to divert with, there is always a current event he can grab onto and take a common sense but contrary position and restart the media cycle.
  8. Keep the pressure on:  Trump knows that you never have a “deal” until you close it!  Trump will stay on an attack or issues until he has won the argument or the other side gives up.  The only recent issue that has not succumbed to this tactic is Jeb’s idiotic attacks on Trump after Trump has all but knocked Jeb out of the race.  Jeb is so focused on Trump that he is seemingly making bad decisions on ad types and spending.  Trump 5, Jeb 0.
  9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the consequences:  Trump has frozen the Hillary campaign in its tracks regarding women’s issues.  The use of hound dog Billy, and other Clinton Campaign strategies and tactics  have been thwarted by Trump going on the offensive and threatening to go after both of them if Hillary dares to attack Trump on women’s issues etc..
  10. Maintain constant pressure on the competition:  Trump is always circling back on issues he as brought up in the past and won to not only remind voters of his win but also to slap the competition with the feeling that Trump cannot be defeated.
  11. Push negatives hard and deep for a period of time and you will push through:  This is merely staying on offense.  Playing defense is a losing proposition.  Jeb does not have enough energy; how do you refute this?  Cruz may not be a natural-born citizen.  This takes Cruz off of message to respond to this sideline issue.  The dangerous part of this Alinsky rule is that he taught community organizers like Obama that if you say something long enough it will become true.  Like, we have 30,000 gun deaths per year attached to gun violence.  Hold the phone, half are suicides and do not qualify as gun violence. Obama keeps saying and the man on the street will start quoting it!
  12. If you go on the attack and are successful, you must have a constructive alternative.  Examples Trump has used:  Attack-Out of control Borders.  Alternatives-Build a fence and have Mexico pay for it.  Attack-China trade policy.  Alternative-better negotiations to win for the US. 
  13. Pick a target; freeze it; personalize it, and polarize it.  In short, close the deal!:  Trump is masterful at this one as he has been doing it his whole career.  He knows what to go after-target; he knows what to say to freeze it-freeze; he knows how to make issues personal to the voters-personalize; and he knows how to make it stick in the minds of the people-polarize.  Whites are not racists or bigots by definition.  But the left tries to paint whites in that manner.  Trump is beginning to make some of these stereotypes the left has been successful in selling to the voters in the past be challenged and some to go away.

I did not set out to write this article about Alinsky/Trump but after reviewing Rules for Radicals, I starting thinking how Trump has stolen the Left’s playbook and is using it against them.  I am not saying at all that I believe that Trump is a radical.  I am saying he was smart enough to incorporate the Left’s bible into his campaign.  The Left cannot figure out how to respond, nor can his republican rivals who have always played along with the left rules and been their patsy.  (nothing new for republicans.) Trump may or may not win the nomination nor the presidency but he has certainly destroyed the republican playbook for how to run a very low-cost and very effective campaign. 

Last, remember boys and girls on both sides of this election, Trump has been in business for a very long time and has been extraordinarily successful.  He may have had some luck but not $9B worth of luck.  He is a seasoned, professional business person with years of experience in dealing with people of all stripes from country leaders to construction site workers.  Don’t  think for a moment you are dealing with a political novice.  Politics is a very small skill set a business person needs to win and win HUGE! 

RD Pierini



Trump Will Win the Muslim Ban Argument, Again!

 ***Update ***

Told Ya–64% of Likely GOP primary voters agree with Trump’s Ban on Muslim Immigration!!!

An Online Poll Found 37% of General Election Voters (includes Democrats) Favored Trump’s Proposal

It is comical to see the left and right come together every time Trump issues a fatwā, فتوى‎ (just trying to keep things in context).  This time Trump merely wants to suspend the entry into the United States anyone, other than US citizens, (Unless they went overseas to receive Jihadi training), who is a Muslim.  The both sides are screaming Un-American, Fascists, Racists, unconstitutional, and a whole host of other superlatives and rhetorical hyperbole.  It is always amusing when Dick Chaney ends up seated next to the current White House in condemning Trump’s proposals.  Maybe when that happens, someone should call for a time out and revisit the proposal.

Trump Gets the Juices Flowing!

Whether you support Trump or not, you have to admit that he really knows how to create a discussion on whatever topic he deems critical to open debate.  He does not put a fine edge on any of his points nor does he hide behind and PC rhetoric.  He plainly stated: “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” 

  • Is this constitutional? Yes, non citizens have no protections under our Constitution.
  • Would the President have statutory authority to enforce such a ban?  Yes!  8 USC 1182: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”)

Here are a couple of examples of restrictions placed on immigration by our government in the past:

  • 1882Chinese Exclusion Act. First federal immigration law suspended Chinese immigration for 10 years and barred Chinese in U.S. from citizenship. Also barred convicts, lunatics, and others unable to care for themselves from entering. Head tax placed on immigrants.
  • 1891: Bureau of Immigration established under the Treasury Department. More classes of aliens restricted including those who were monetarily assisted by others for their passage. Steamship companies were ordered to return ineligible immigrants to countries of origin.
  • 1892Ellis Island opened to screen immigrants entering on east coast. (Angel Island screened those on west coast.) Ellis Island officials reported that women traveling alone must be met by a man, or they were immediately deported. (Hillary would love this one)
  • 1902:  Chinese Exclusion Act renewed indefinitely.  (See 1882 above)
  • 1906:  Procedural safeguards enacted for naturalization. Knowledge of English becomes a basic requirement.  (Just thought I would add this one)
  • 1917:  Immigration Act provided for literacy tests for those over 16 and established an “Asiatic Barred Zone,” which barred all immigrants from Asia.
  • 1922 Japanese made ineligible for citizenship. (This was 19 years before Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese)
  • 1924:  1921 Quotas changed to 2% of each nationality based on numbers in US in 1890. Based on surnames (many anglicized at Ellis Island) and not the census figures, 82% of all immigrants allowed in the country came from western and northern Europe, 16% from southern and eastern Europe, 2% from the rest of the world. As no distinctions were made between refugees and immigrants, this limited Jewish emigres during 1930s and 40s.
  • 1948:  (And here is another of those Un-American concepts)  Displaced Persons Act allowed 205,000 refugees over two years; gave priority to Baltic States refugees; admitted as quota immigrants. Technical provisions discriminated against Catholics and Jews; those were dropped in 1953, and 205,000 refugees were accepted as non-quota immigrants.
  • 2001Patriot Act:  Amended the Immigration and Nationality Act to broaden the scope of aliens ineligible for admission or deportable due to terrorist activities to include an alien who: (1) is a representative of a political, social, or similar group whose political endorsement of terrorist acts undermines U.S. antiterrorist efforts; (2) has used a position of prominence to endorse terrorist activity, or to persuade others to support such activity in a way that undermines U.S. antiterrorist efforts (or the child or spouse of such an alien under specified circumstances); or (3) has been associated with a terrorist organization and intends to engage in threatening activities while in the United States.

So, apparently, we have been Un-American, Fascists, Racists, and constitutionally incorrect in the past!  We have banned whole nationalities and indeed races, and stopped a group of Catholics via regulations, etc.

Why was and is all of this legal?  Because our Constitution places the protection of our citizens as the primary duty of our government and any immigration or refugee restrictions the Congress and President deem necessary to protect the nation is not only Constitutional but required by those in our government.

Can and should followers of Islam be set up as a restricted class for immigration scrutiny?  Yes.

Islam is not only a religion, but also establishes a code of laws for its adherents to live by commonly known as Sharia Law.  When polled by the Center for Justice, 51% of the followers of Islam who are living in the U.S. believed that they should be able to choose to live by U.S. laws or Sharia Law.

So, before you succumb to the hyperbole of the media and other Democrat and Republican political types, stop and ask yourself, “if 2 out of a 1000 Muslim immigrants are or will become radicalized while in the US, should our government do more to screen out the 2?”  Unfortunately the number is a lot highter than 2 out of 1000 which is only .2%.

The Center for Security Policy also released their online polling data that showed that “25% of those polled (Muslims living now in the U.S.), agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad.”

So, rather than 2 out of 1,000, would you feel comfortable with 250 out of 1000 becoming radicalized and perpetrating another Paris or San Bernardino style attack or worse?

Just Sayin!  Worth thinking about what Trump said and asking yourself what should we do to keep out elements who wish to destroy this nation?




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Obama Stimulus II–The Sequel Is as Bad as the Original–Obama Versus JFK

Who will be judged the best Democratic President,

John F. Kennedy or Barack Hussein Obama II

My money is on JFK!  JFK understood the economics of taxation and revenues, and the economics of taxation and economic growth.  Obama is absolutely clueless as he clenches even tighter to his absolute devotion to Keynesian economics principles that have been proven time and time again and have failed every time they have been tried.

  • Obama’s Stimulus II is Proposing to raise taxes $467 Billion to pay for his Payback to Unions Plan by:
    • Raising the Taxes on those making over $200K per year, $250,000 for joint filers, including small business persons. ($424 Billion over 10 years)
    • Raising taxes on Oil Companies that the Oil Company will have to pass through to you every time you buy gasoline.  ($40 Billion over 10 years)
    • Raising taxes on manufacturers of Corporate Aircraft that will reduce their ability to rapidly depreciate certain business purchases.  This will increase the cost of their aircraft and drive demand, and jobs, down in this industry. ($3 billion over 10 years)

What did JFK Say about the impact of LOWERING, NOT RAISING taxes on the Economy?

Lower rates of taxation will stimulate economic activity and so raise the levels of personal and corporate income as to yield within a few years an increased – not a reduced – flow of revenues to the federal government.”

– John F. Kennedy, Jan. 17, 1963, annual budget message to the Congress, fiscal year 1964

What did JFK Say about the impact of LOWERING, NOT RAISING taxes on the Federal Revenues?

“It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now … Cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus.”

– John F. Kennedy, Nov. 20, 1962, president’s news conference

What did JFK say about a the BEST WAY TO REDUCE Deficits?

“In today’s economy, fiscal prudence and responsibility call for tax reduction even if it temporarily enlarges the federal deficit – why reducing taxes is the best way open to us to increase revenues.”

– John F. Kennedy, Jan. 21, 1963, annual message to the Congress: “The Economic Report Of The President”

What would be JFK’s advice to Obama today?

“It is no contradiction – the most important single thing we can do to stimulate investment in today’s economy is to raise consumption by major reduction of individual income tax rates.”

– John F. Kennedy, Jan. 21, 1963, annual message to the Congress: “The Economic Report Of The President”

It is sad that the American electorate was duped into voting for a President who did not have any experience in the private sector nor any real life business experience.  His textbook based, Keynesian economic philosophy has been historically proven wrong time and time again.  But, Keynesian economics promotes the Progressive Left’s agenda to create a Statist Society, so his is committed to it body and soul.  Even the words and stature of one of his supposed heroes, President John F. Kennedy, could not make Obama change his mind and start down a path to save this country.  JFK got it, Obama will never get it…

 The goals of Stimulus II are the same as Stimulus I:

  1. Transfer Money to Union Employees in order to increase Union contributions back to the Obama relection campaign.

  2. Transfer Money to Unions to make sure the Union infrastructure has the resources it needs to infect the 2012 election, tax-free!

  3. Save public sector jobs, teachers, firemen, and policemen in lieu of stimulating the private sector who eventually have to pay the salaries of these same teachers, firemen and policemen.

  4. Create AFL-CIO construction jobs for more “Shovel Ready” jobs.  This is another union payoff insure the Union/Democrats’ money laundering scheme is well oiled.

  5. KILL SOCIAL SECURITY:  Obama is lowering FICA taxes paid by employers and employers at a time when EVERYONE IN WASHINGTON is saying that SOCIAL SECURITY IS GOING BROKE!!!

  6. More Green Job Waste like the half a billion dollar boondoggle to Solyndra!


Call for Good Governance:

The Congress, Democrats and Republicans better step up and do the right thing rather than support another failure by this man-child President.

  • Eliminate Capital Gains.
  • Cut Corporate Tax Rates by 50%.
  • Cut Personal Income Tax Rates by 30%.
  • Work on Tax Reform to establish a flat tax with no loopholes, special deals to General Electric, etc…
  • Cut Business Regulations back to 2000 levels.
  • Open up all energy exploration.
  • Create a Balanced Budget Amendment and get it to the States for Ratification.
  • Create a new Federal Budget paradigm:
    • Federal Budgets do not include automatic 7-8% increases.  Every year the budget starts at the prior year level and spending or cut justifications start on that base.
    • Federal Budget is pegged at 2009 levels and then reduced by 1% per year until it is 15% or less of our GDP.
  • Enact Tort reform were liability limits on lawsuits are established, including punitive damages.  No law suits can be pursued on drug companies on drugs that have been approved by the FDA.  If not, what is the point of the FDA process?  End Class Action Lawsuits or limit the legal fees to a fair hourly billing plus expenses. 

This is not rocket science.  JFK got it!  Why can’t someone in Washington get through to the President that he will not only be a one term wonder but go down as the single largest failure of our great Republic.  My money is on Obama sticking to his failed Ideology!  Ignorance is bliss and he is very “BLISS FULL”.

RD Pierini




Why are Unions Tax Exempt? The Businesses they Seek to Unionize are Not!

I know this is a rhetorical question but why are Labor Unions tax exempt?  They do have to pay taxes on direct political contributions but that is after the fact and only on the dollars they use for political contributions.  They can use tax exempt money for lobbying and other power-brokering activities and that is a real thin line between a political and non-political contribution or expenditure…

The businesses the Union seek to unionize have to pay corporate taxes.  Obviously government agencies who are unionized do not pay taxes but their employees have to pay union dues.  Since everyone else drags out the 14th Amendment to support their cause why not apply the “Equal Protection” tenets of the 14th Amendment to eliminate this LOOPHOLE? 

Section 1 reads:

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”  (emphasis mine)

(Various court cases have interpreted this Amendment to also include the Federal Government even

though the original text specifically called out “State”, and it is capitalized)

Bottom Line:

So, you have a business that operates under a union contract, and who pays federal and state income taxes; and you have the representing union, collecting dues from the business’s employees; why aren’t both the business and the Union subject to federal and state taxes?  Answer, the Democrat Party protects the unions and themselves by “sheltering” as much of the union’s income as possible, LOOPHOLE, from federal and state income taxes.  Is this fair, or equal?  I think not!

Public Sector Unions:  This is especially egregious in the case of Public Sector Unions.  The union has the federal, state or local agency collect the dues for them; then they turn around and support Democrat candidates.  Sweet!  Why do you think that only 6% of the infamous Obama Stimulus fiasco went to build roads and other infrastructures?  Because much of the 94% went to states and counties to keep from terminating public sector employees and thus reducing the Union’s dues revenue; and the rest went for grants for special projects that when to organizations, including unions, who kicked back much of the funding they received to the Democrat party.  Nice work if you can get it.

In order to level the playing field just a little, UNIONS SHOULD ALSO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES LIKE THE RICH THEY LOVE TO ATTACK!  There is no logical reason why they are tax exempt.  They are truly a business and should not be able to have a 20-25% subsidy just because they support Democrat candidates.  There is an argument to be made, and it was by Franklin D. Roosevelt, that public sector employees should not be unionized.  It sets up a conflict of interest between the real employer, the taxpayers, the government agency as the agent employer and the union employees.  FDR said it best himself:


“… Meticulous attention should be paid to the special relationships and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the government. All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations … The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for … officials … to bind the employer … The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives …

“Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of government employees. Upon employees in the federal service rests the obligation to serve the whole people … This obligation is paramount … A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent … to prevent or obstruct … Government … Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government … is unthinkable and intolerable.” (emphasis mine)

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1937


Well, if you attend a town hall with your Congressman or Senator, you might want to ask them where they stand on this.  Washington is really brave when it comes to attacking business, you can watch you representative squirm when you pose this question to them…

RD Pierini




Hobbits Vs Republican Party – Liberals Should be Salivating

It has been roughly 9 months since the 2010 election that swept 65 new Republicans into the House and most of these were either directly associated to the Tea Party movement or had pledged to adhere to the basic Tea Party tenants.  You would think that the Republican Leadership would have put a plan together to assimilate the Tea Party beliefs into their legislative plans.  Obviously this never happened!

Lewis Caroll aptly stated in “Through the Looking Glass”,

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there!”

This phrase aptly describes the Republican Party and their strategy to defeat Progressivism in the United States.  (I am really trying to give the R’s the benefit of the doubt in believing that they want to defeat Progressivism!)  The Republican Leadership had been in a knee-jerk mode versus the democrats ever since the mid-term election.  They have no real legislative agenda, past show votes for defeating Obamacare and their half-hearted support Cut, Cap, and Balance.  They did not even really get behind the Ryan Budget but left Ryan hanging out to fend for himself.  Letting Ryan attend an Obama speaking event shows that the Republicans clearly do not understand their opponent.  

The Tea Party Movement in 2010 gave the Republican Party a windfall of support that proved effective in the 2010 Mid Term Election.  The Republican Leaders thought they could control the new Tea Party members of the House and Senate using their old “politics as usual” tactics such a giving the new members a seat on a committee or even a chairmanship or offering them earmarks for their District/State.  I guess the leadership forgot that part of the Tea Party mantra was NO MORE EARMARKS.  Oh well, maybe bribing them with committees or chairperson seats.  What the leaders forgot as well was that the new Tea Party Members owed their election allegiance to the Tea Party (i.e. their constituents back home), and NOT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. 

Why do they feel more allegiance to the Tea Party rather than the Republican Party?  Maybe it is because they witnessed what the Republican Party did to Tea Party candidates who beat out their Republican sponsored opponents in primaries.  Remember Sharon Angle or Christine O’Donnell?  Or, once the Tea Party candidate won the primary, it was like pulling teeth to get any financial or organization support from the State or National Republican Party organizations in spite of the fact that these candidates were running under the Republican banner…

Then along came the Debt and Debt Ceiling Crisis.  REALLY?  You did not know that Obama and you were spending your way to pushing through the $14.5 Trillion Debt Ceiling in August or September?  REALLY?  If you are trying to win a legislative battle you go on the offensive, legislatively and in the public arena.  You controlled the House of Representatives and you are facing a Democratic Senate where 28 of their member are up for re-election in 2012 and are scared to death of facing the Tea Party opposition in their home states.  You are facing a very inexperienced, petulant President who is an ideologue but cannot win any logical argument with the American People IF YOU ARGUE WITH HIM IN THE ARENA OF PUBLIC OPINION.  To do this, you must have an aggressive offensive plan that you commit to and execute without hesitation. 

Then insider Republican after insider Republican got in front of any camera they could find and eventually blamed the “Conservatives”, read to mean Tea Party Members, made the whole negotiation with the Democrats harder than it should have been.  What negotiation?  You pass Cut, Cap and Balance, then the weasel leader of the Senate Harry Reid goes in front of a Camera and says the bill is dead on arrival in the Senate and the Idealogue-In-Chief goes on the air and says he will Veto the CCB bill.  So, what did you do?  You folded up your tent and went back and negotiated with yourself.  GOOD PLAN!  The final result being giving Obama his Debt Limit cover through the next election cycle and only cutting $21 Billion from the 2012 budget, maybe.  Then you set up a commission to deal with the real tough issues but you put triggers in the deal that if this commission cannot reach an agreement, the MILITARY BUDGET GETS CREAMED!  REALLY?  But you say there will be no new tax increases because you will stand up against any tax increases.  REALLY?  Which of you brave souls are going to take a chance on decimating the military for your Principles of not Raising TaxesHow are you going to fight Obama and the Senate on not allowing the Bush Tax cuts to expire?  What is your plan? You don’t think Obama and Reid won’t leverage those tax increases to get whatever they want out of you?

Congratulations Republican Leadership.  You have positioned us into certain legislative defeat by 1/1/2012 and given all of the advantages to the Democrats.  If that was your plan in the first place, I take back my earlier assertion that you “did know where you were going so any road wouldn’t have taken you there”.  Maybe you did know where you were going…

Today, thanks to you and your lack of leadership, we now have a national debt that exceeds our GDP!

RD Pierini