I have written several articles on postings related to politics. A list of links have been provided at bottom of this article for your convenience. This article will, however address different aspects on these political events.
Whether it is Trump or DeSantis who is our next president in 2024, one thing is for certain the Republicans will have both Houses, unless that is the sky has fallen chicken… little and the Democrats have destroyed our Republic and they still are in power. But what is certain, the president can’t rely on executive orders to get what he wants. Congress is going to have to push bills through to restore our country to the Trump years of prosperity and border security. It was just too easy for Biden to undue all of his good work. I think this is a given, so how do we do this? How to we ensure that the Democrats don’t keep their seat of power, and then how do we fix the country?
Trump Must Run in 2024 to Save America Mr. Trump, would you please stand up?
Our country is in serious trouble. We don’t have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don’t have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say, China in a trade deal? They kill us…. When do we beat Mexico at the border? They’re laughing at us, at our stupidity…. The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems…. Last quarter, it was just announced our gross domestic product — a sign of strength, right? But not for us. It was below zero. Whoever heard of this? It’s never below zero. Our labor participation rate was the worst since 1978. And our real unemployment is anywhere from 18 to 20 percent…. Our enemies are getting stronger and stronger by the way, and we as a country are getting weaker…. Sadly, the American dream is dead. But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before, and we will make America great again.
Sound familiar? That was former President Donald Trump back on June 16, 2015, when he famously came down the escalator to much hubbub and fanfare at Trump Tower, in a now crime-infested and economically famished New York City, to announce that he was running for president of the United States. The billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star, whom the Left used to routinely shower with praise, and whom rap stars used to regularly quote admiringly in their lyrics, had very little to gain and a lot to lose. Little did Trump know how much his businesses would suffer and how much his family and associates would be harassed or how much time the corrupt and disgraced Fourth Estate would devote to concocting erroneous, false, and unverified hit pieces about him and his family out of thin air.
Who knew that these days, due to their hatred of all things pertaining to Trump, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and MSNBC would have about as much credibility as the National Enquirer? Who knew that Hillary Clinton’s campaign would pay a former British spy to create a salacious dossier full of unsubstantiated and profoundly stupid accusations about Trump that would become the basis for the thoroughly debunked Russian collusion narrative, and the editors at the same newspaper that broke the Watergate scandal would have no concern about that? Who knew that former President Obama would weaponize the Deep State FBI with unlimited taxpayer dollars for a search and destroy mission, and even after two years of finding zilch on Trump or anyone associated with his campaign, the dishonest mouthpieces on CNN and the sanctimonious writers at the Times still would not be able to bring themselves to absolve Trump of any wrongdoing?
At this point, there is no denying that our country is in serious trouble. Unless running America straight into the ground is the objective (which it could very well be), Joe Biden’s presidency has been an unmitigated disaster, by every available metric. His rhetoric bears no resemblance to reality. Crime is up everywhere, and mask mandates, more shutdowns, and COVID hysteria are returning. The consumer price index is at its highest point since 2008. The price of gas and the cost of used cars and trucks are up 45 percent from a year ago. Even the prices of food, energy, lumber, and houses are up substantially from last year. Small business owners are struggling to hire workers.
Meanwhile, the number of illegal border apprehensions, primarily from countries to our south, including Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, have been smashing two-decade-old records virtually every month since Biden moved into the White House. At the same time, those who wish to escape the communist oppression in Cuba are locked out by the Biden administration. China continues to expand its operations in the South China Sea. Israel is under attack again, Iran continues to enrich its uranium with the stated goal of wiping both Israel and America off the planet, and Biden rewards the Mullahs by removing sanctions and trying to cut a deal with the leading state sponsors of terrorism.
In the not-so-unlikely event that Biden resigns or is forced out of the White House before his first term is up, waiting in the wings is Kamala Harris, one of the most inept and unlikeable vice presidents in history. And many Americans aren’t happy about it, to put it mildly. To paraphrase Howard Beale, “We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take this anymore!”
Which brings us back to Trump. I do not know what his political aspirations are for running for president again in 2024, nor do I know why he would want to subject himself, his family, and his associates through another four plus years of abuse, lies, smears, and Trump Derangement Syndrome should he decide to run again and win. But our country desperately needs him, and his 75 million supporters still love him. Need proof? All you have to do is watch the thousands of people who showed up at some of his recent rallies or hear the thunderous applause he received at a recent UFC fight, which the fake news pathetically ignored.
Maybe Trump knew what he was getting himself into all along. Maybe he thought it was worth the risk. After all, he ran for president to save America from the onslaught of tyrannical left-wing socialists who are openly committed to the destruction of our country.
He ran for office to save us from the Left’s radical policies that advocate for open borders and inflationary spending, along with promises for free health care, free education, free housing, and free everything else under the sun that will only put us further in debt. He ran for office to save us from the disastrous, job-killing Green New Deal proposals and massive tax increases that will destroy our economy, crush small businesses, raise the cost of living, and make everyone poorer. He ran for office to strengthen our military and keep our country safe, not to transform it into a woke transgender outreach and critical race theory operation.
He ran for office to save women’s sports, not to allow men to compete against women, including in wrestling. He ran for office to restore patriotic and historically accurate education, not to indoctrinate America’s youth by teaching them to hate our country and one another with the poisonous Marxist ideology of critical race theory. He ran for office and promised to cut regulations, lower taxes, help our farmers, renegotiate unfair trade agreements, and allow the free market to prosper, not to demonize capitalism and the creation of wealth. He ran for office to support our police officers and our veterans and to treat all Americans fairly, not to divide us and make every single issue about race, class, gender, and victimization. And he ran for office not because he needed the fame or the money but to empower every citizen to be able to achieve the American Dream.
Maybe the answer to the question of whether or not Trump should run again lies in the Rudyard Kipling poem “If”:
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools….
Then you should run for president again in 2024.
Trump is a builder. And builders never quit until the building is finished.
Trump Offers Timeline for 2024 Presidential Run Announcement
The country waits with bated breath to find out if real President Donald J. Trump will run in 2024, and his recent announcement indicates a timeline.
Addressing the question that has other Republicans keeping their candidacy in check, Trump raised the hopes of Americans everywhere.
“I think a lot of people will be very happy, frankly, with the decision, and probably will announce that after the midterms,” Trump said. “I don’t think we’re going to have a choice.”
Those remarks go to the heart of the death spiral that Joe Biden, Washington, D.C., Democrats, and RINOs have caused.
Inflation continues to surge at breakneck speed, supply chains remain log jammed, illegals are pouring across the southern border, gasoline and heating fuel prices are skyrocketing, and Biden’s handlers are considering shutting down more energy pipelines.
Truth be told, Trump may have to retake the White House in 2024 to save the country from radical progressives and Republican traitors.
Congress recently approved a so-called “infrastructure” package that puts an increased tax burden on working families to the tune of more than $1 trillion. Much of the spending funds left-wing pet projects, entitlements and allows Democrat-run agencies “discretion” over their budgets.
For example, Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg reportedly plans to wastefully spend millions on new electric vehicles while the current fleet does not require replacement.
That’s just the tip of the spear as to why Trump needs to resume the country’s leadership mantle and restore fiscal responsibility. It’s also why Trump released a scathing criticism of RINOs who helped the Biden administration and left-wing zealots chalk up a legislative win.
“Very sad that the RINOs in the House and Senate gave Biden and Democrats a victory on the ‘Non-Infrastructure’ Bill. Where only 11 percent of the money being wasted goes to real infrastructure,” the former president said.
“Now they’ll go for the big kill — getting their second $1.9 Trillion Bill (really $5 Trillion) approved, again with RINO support. All Republicans who voted for Democrat longevity should be ashamed of themselves, in particular Mitch McConnell, for granting a two-month stay which allowed the Democrats time to work things out at our Country’s, and the Republican Party’s expense!”
The recent abdication of conservative responsibility to help Democrats pass a fraudulent spending package stunned much of the country.
The recent off-year elections were deemed a “blood bath” that upended left-wing candidates across the nation. Virginia emerged as a stinging indictment of the progressives calling the shots for Democrats as Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin convincingly turned the blue state red.
Handing Biden and Nancy Pelosi a seemingly legislative lifeline proves the Swamp requires the draining of more double-talking RINOs.
“How all of those Republican Senators that voted thinking that helping the Democrats is such a wonderful thing to do, so politically correct. They just don’t get it,” Trump said. “Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill is a disgrace. If Mitch McConnell was smart, which we’ve seen no evidence of, he would use the debt ceiling card to negotiate a good infrastructure package.”
All told, 13 RINOs defected to support Biden and Pelosi, who did not have the votes to advance the wasteful spending package. The conventional wisdom is they just ended their political careers as Trump or another like-minded America First candidate will throw their hat in the ring for 2024.
Political analysts widely agree that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will emerge as the GOP’s standard-bearer should Trump decline to run in 2024. Trailing Gov. DeSantis in national polls are Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, among others.
But unlike the disloyal RINOs and disjointed members of the Democrat Party, true Republicans stand behind Trump.
While Joe Biden’s approval rating is in the toilet, Trump leads in wide-reaching polls, has amassed a war chest that exceeds $102 million, and recently told supporters his campaign needs updating.
Well, I guess I am not surprised it is a little early yet to be writing this article. There just doesn’t appear to much information out there yet. Most of it revolves on Donald Trump running for office. There are a lot of problems out there right now.
First of all we have to ensure that the election is honest. Unless you are a half wit or a die hard democrat you know that the presidential election was rigged. 2022 will be a litmus test for 2024. By all measurements the 2022 election should be a disaster for the democrats. If not either the republicans blew it or the democrats cheated their asses off. Quite a few states have tried to rectify the damage done in the spring and summer of 2020 to the election process. We need voter ID, period. We also need up to date voter registration, and only mail in voting upon request, not mass mailings. One thing I am worried about is the status of all these illegal aliens coming into the country. By last count we have 2 million in 2021, another 3 years of this and we can kiss any chances of a republican win in 2024. So we have to fight allowing the illegal aliens from voting. Unfortunately they have already started doing this in New York, and you know California and the rest of the blue flock will soon follow. That is why 2022 is so important, we need to get more red governors in office to stop this trend.
Being ever the optimist, lets say either Trump or even better Ron DeSantis (because he could serve 2 terms) won the top position. We are also assuming a sweep in both the House and the Senate in this scenario. Presidents cannot rely on Executive Orders, they are just too easy to over turn by the next president, especially if they are replaced by the opposing party. I also think that executive orders need to be curtailed some. They should only be used in a state of emergency or war. The president has just become too powerful. It almost reminds me of the young child asking his father if he could do something and then going and asking his mother the same question, hoping for a different outcome. What has been happening in our government is that congress has not been playing ball and the president has gone ahead an did it anyway with an executive order.
We first have to undo all the crap that Biden did while in office. That will help some. But the changes have to be done in congress. We have to close up our border, hopefully Biden has not destroyed the wall by 2024. We need to stop subsidizing the use of ethanol in gasoline, corn is for eating. It really doesn’t help anyways. it takes more gas to make it than it produces, and the CO2 footprint is greater than if we used regular gas from the beginning. People are starving in the world, and we are paying too much for our meat in the grocery stores. Stop the damn use of wind mills in the country. When they are no longer serviceable are they going to be taken down or just left there to rust away? Like the offshore oil rigs, at least they are acting as artificial reefs for sea life. Solar panels in limited circumstance are OK, like for people who want to save money on their electric bill, but we can’t be taking up vast swaths of our land for solar farms. We need to build more nuclear power plants. The new plants actually recycle the waste products, so the major issue with the old plants is no longer a problem at all, they are also a lot more safe than they used to be. We all know that fossil fuels will eventually run out, so we have to come up with alternatives, so the use of electric cars and trucks will continue. I am not sure what we will do with planes, though. we may have to make artificial fuel for them, maybe we can modify a bacteria so that it can produce oil products? We already have some that can can break up oil, which are being used to help clean up oil spills, so why not? Nothing is impossible, you just have to know the right questions to ask and where to start.
I have been harping on this subject for over 20 years, and that is the subject of term limits. When we set term limits for the president, we should have done so for the congress as well. We also need to eliminate the pension that they get when they are out of office or retire. This would be an incentive for them to leave office sooner, as well. It would also save billons of dollars in pensions. Why should they be any different then regular people? Companies stopped offering pension plans decades ago, why should public servants be treated any differently? Let them invest in stocks or rely on Social Security.
We need to bitch slap both China and Russia and yes Iran and North Korea. They are all getting too mouthy. We are, after all the big kid on the block. We also need to go back in to Afghanistan and take back all of our weapons and equipment.
The FBI and CIA and all the other alphabet agencies need to be over hauled and in some cases dismantled. We have too many of them. The IRS is too powerful and top heavy. We need to modify the tax code, there are just too many loop holes. Anything that requires experts to decipher is simply too complicated. Doing ones taxes should not be akin to going to the dentist or should it be so complicated that you need a CPA or a tax attorney to do.
I guess this is a good a place to end as any. You after all, get the point. we have a lot of things to do. So this is for all you politicians out there, don’t make me run for office, you will regret it.
spectator.org, “Trump Must Run in 2024 to Save America Mr. Trump, would you please stand up?” by DAVID KELTZ; nightamericanfuture.com, “Trump Offers Timeline for 2024 Presidential Run Announcement “; cnsnews.com, “Holder Demonized State Attempts to Ensure Honest Elections.” By Ken Blackwell and Edwin Meese III;
Holder Demonized State Attempts to Ensure Honest Elections
Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday, leaves a dismal legacy at the Justice Department, but one of his legal innovations was especially pernicious: the demonizing of state attempts to ensure honest elections.
As a former U.S. attorney general under President Reagan, and a former Ohio secretary of state, we would like to say something that might strike some as obvious: Those who oppose photo voter-ID laws and other election-integrity reforms are intent on making it easier to commit vote fraud.
That conclusion is inescapable, given the well-established evidence that voter-ID laws don’t disenfranchise minorities or reduce minority voting, and in many instances enhance it, despite claims to the contrary by Mr. Holder and his allies. As more states adopt such laws, the left has railed against them with increasing fury, even invoking the specter of the Jim Crow era to describe electoral safeguards common to most nations, including in the Third World.
Ascribing racial animus to people who are trying to safeguard democratic integrity is a crude, yet, effective political tactic that obscures the truth. But there’s something even worse than name-calling: legal interference from Washington with valid laws.
Attorney General Holder has sued Texas and North Carolina since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year in Shelby County v. Holder. That decision invalidated Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which made inoperable Section 5, a provision requiring the Justice Department or a D.C.-based federal court panel to pre-clear all election-law changes in nine states and multiple jurisdictions. The court rightly noted that the data on which the law was based are no longer valid, and that times have changed.
What has been lost in media coverage is that the court rightly left untouched Sections 2 and 3, which together give the federal government ample power to enforce a national ban on racial discrimination in voting. Section 2 bars intentional discrimination as well as racially discernible “results” based on a court review. Section 3 empowers a court to pre-clear any changes if the court finds intentional discrimination. Following the Shelby ruling, Mr. Holder proved the point by invoking Section 2 to sue Texas and North Carolina.
In April, Eastern Wisconsin U.S. District Judge Lynn S. Adelman, a Clinton appointee, put a stay on the Badger State’s new photo voter-ID law, but on Sept. 12 a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals panel lifted it, clearing the way for the law to apply to November’s election. Judge Adelman had justified his ruling with a questionable finding that 300,000 minority citizens might lose the right to vote if required to show an ID.
One common assertion is that low-income Wisconsinites, or poor people anywhere, cannot afford to obtain a birth certificate or other proof of identity or easily find their way to government offices that issue such documents. You could apply that reasoning to almost any interaction with government or business and claim discrimination. Judge Adelman was among those concerned about the poor being capable of obtaining a valid ID, an inability “traceable to the effects of discrimination in areas such as education, employment, and housing.”
Let’s consider the facts. For starters, voter-ID laws include measures for people who fail to produce identification on Election Day, such as provisional ballots, and many states go to great lengths to see that anyone who wants an ID, but cannot afford one, can get it free of charge.
In November of last year, under its new photo-ID law, Texas held off-year primary elections without incident. Although the state set up offices issuing free voter IDs to those who lacked them, only 121 were issued statewide by Election Day. For those who say voter-ID laws suppress the vote: Overall turnout in Texas rose to 1,144,844 in 2013, from 690,052 votes cast in 2011. In several counties dominated by minorities, turnout increased even more significantly.
In 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s photo voter-ID law, which has become a model for many states. The court found no evidence that such laws disproportionately affect minorities. Minority participation in the Hoosier State rose in subsequent statewide elections, including in the nonpresidential election year of 2010.
Minority voting in Georgia also increased significantly under its photo-ID law, which took effect statewide in 2008. As noted by Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund in their 2012 book “Who’s Counting?,” the law didn’t exactly discourage turnout, with 65 percent of the black voting-age population casting ballots in 2008, compared with 54.4 percent in 2004. Even without Barack Obama on the ballot, the pattern held, the authors noted: “While only 42.9 percent of registered black Georgians voted in 2006, 50.4 percent voted in 2010.”
One of the most often-cited factoids – something that sounds authoritative but is not fact-based – is the NAACP’s claim that 25 percent of black American adults lack a government-issued photo ID. Think about that for a moment. This would mean that millions of African-American men and women are unable to legally drive, cash a check, board an airliner or participate in everyday activities of modern life enabled by a photo ID such as a driver’s license.
One final point. The validity of laws does not hinge on popular surveys – except for laws approved directly by voters at the ballot box. Public opinion can wax and wane. Nonetheless, it is instructive to note that a majority of Americans in all demographic categories, including political party, consistently support voter photo-ID laws. In a national Fox News poll released in May, 70 percent overall approved of voter-ID laws, including majorities in all age groups and by race, sex and party affiliation.
When the Senate holds confirmation hearings for Mr. Holder’s replacement, Republicans should make a point of exploring the nominee’s thinking about voter-ID laws. After the Holder Justice Department sued North Carolina over its new photo-ID law, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory said: “I believe if showing a voter ID is good enough and fair enough for our own president in Illinois, then it’s good enough for the people in North Carolina.” We think so, too.
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