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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Joe Biden Has a Very Strange Definition of “Abhorrence”

"I believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an abhorrent moment in time," Biden said.

So now it’s “abhorrent” to secure our borders against an ongoing invasion from uninvited people and to restore American prosperity and economic superiority in the world.  This is the pollution being shoveled into Americans’ minds by people like sleazy Joe Biden.

Mind you:

Spitting on the Constitution and unilaterally forcing Obamacare on us against the will of more than half the country – that was not abhorrent.

Scheming to use Obamacare to ultimately socialize healthcare in America and put us further down the road to economic slavery  that was not abhorrent.

Packing the courts with activist judges so that the Left can pretend to still honor the Constitution while slyly doing everything in its power to circumvent it and force its will upon the population – that was not abhorrent.

Standing on foreign soil and criticizing your own country and the citizens you swore an oath to serve and protect – that was not abhorrent.

Constantly pitting Americans against one another with campaigns of identity politics – that’s not abhorrent.

Setting up a ruse to use the federal government to spy on a political campaign and undermine a legitimately elected president and administration – that was not abhorrent.

Aiding the Russian effort to sow discord in the U.S. by fueling the phony charges of “collusion”  - that was not abhorrent.

American prosperity, patriotism and security – those are abhorrent.

Gotcha, Joe.


This post can also be viewed at the website, The Pesky Truth.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Trump Would be a Fool to EVER Release His Tax Returns

Democrats: “We demand that Donald Trump to put his foot in this trap!” 

“The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.” 
~Sun Tzu 

Democrats are at war with the Republican Party, which means they’re at war with the American people because the GOP, weak and lame as it is, is the only thing standing between the Constitution and Democrats who would like to put the Constitution into the shredding machine.  The sooner all Americans understand this, the better.

It would be a refreshing change if Democrats were ever sincerely looking out for the interests of the American people, but Donald Trump’s enemies are obsessed with his tax returns for one reason only, and that is to find some information that can be used as a weapon with which to cudgel him politically.  Given the scheming nature of Democrats today and their willingness to manipulate the facts for their own benefit, there’s absolutely ZERO chance that this won’t happen.  None.  Nada.  Picture Elmer Fudd, shotgun at the ready, trying to cajole Bugs Bunny to step out of his rabbit hole for the sake of "transparency." To his great credit Trump appears to understand this game for what it is, but alas we have a handful of Republicans (hello, Mitt Romney!) who can only dream of possessing the common sense of the invincible Bugs Bunny.

Democrats – the party of socialist totalitarianism and thievery – cannot defeat Republicans and the American spirit in the arena of genuine political debate, so they are desperate to change the subject and to give their voters some excuse – any excuse – to put them in power in spite of their destructive ways.  (“See!  Trump didn’t give enough to charity!  That’s why I have to vote for a big-government socialist!”).  Whatever helps you sleep at night, my dear Democrats.

The scheme is already in play and the game is fixed so that there’s no way Trump can possibly win.  If he refuses to produce his tax returns then he must be hiding something.  If he produces the returns Democrats are ready to pounce.  Democrats and their leftist cohorts in the “mainstream” media are hoping to paint Trump into a corner, so it’s time to do what only Donald Trump can do and say, “Screw the leftists I’m not forking over my tax returns.  Now, let’s talk about the evils of socialism….”


This post can also be viewed at the website:  The Pesky Truth.

Monday, April 1, 2019

The McConnell Plan to Fight Democrats' "Resistance"

McConnell:  Time to Stop the Democrats' Obstruction

It took six months of partisan delays — and several railroad accidents — before Democrats let the Senate confirm a federal railroad administrator, even though none of them actually voted against the nominee in the end.  It’s been 354 days and counting in Senate purgatory for the president’s nominee to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Two-hundred eighty-seven days and counting for the under secretary of state for management. Noncontroversial lower court nominees have languished for weeks and weeks — for no discernible reason — before they, too, were confirmed unanimously. These are just a few examples of the historic obstruction Senate Democrats have visited upon President Trump’s nominees for two years and counting.

Since January 2017, for the first time in memory, a minority has exploited procedure to systematically obstruct a president from staffing up his administration. This new, across-the-board obstruction is unfair to the president and, more importantly, to the American people. Left unchecked, it is guaranteed to create an unsustainable precedent that would see every future presidency of either party obstructed in the same mindless way.  The Senate needs to restore normalcy. And this week, we will vote to do just that.

Every presidential election since John Adams beat Thomas Jefferson in 1796 has undoubtedly left some senators disappointed. But never before has the unhappy side then built a systematic effort to keep the new president's administration unstaffed.  We aren’t talking about limited opposition to a few high-profile nominees or unusual circumstances. It’s mindless, undiscriminating obstruction for the sake of obstruction. Even uncontroversial lower-level nominees whom literally no senators oppose are not spared.

Across the first two years of each of the six presidents preceding President Trump, the Senate only had to hold 24 total cloture votes on nominations. That’s the once-rare procedural step that unlocks an up-or-down confirmation vote even though a minority has sought to block it.  And in President Trump’s first two years? We had to hold a stunning 128 cloture votes to advance nominations. Our Democratic colleagues made the Senate jump over five times as many hurdles as in the equivalent periods in the Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations combined.

Because of this obstruction, the Senate’s progress in filling important executive branch positions has been insufficient. Crucial jobs are still being held empty out of political spite. More nominees whom I suspect would be confirmed without opposition are still being delayed indefinitely because our colleagues cannot finish grieving their loss in 2016.  The all-encompassing, systematic nature of this obstruction is not part of the Senate’s important tradition of minority rights. It is a new departure from that tradition. And this break with tradition is hurting the Senate, hamstringing our duly elected president, and denying citizens the government they elected.  Moreover, if we let this partisan paralysis continue, it will define a new norm for the future. It’s hard to imagine any future presidency of either party would be spared.

We can’t accept this. We need to stop this bizarre, new practice. We need to rebuild a nominations process that resembles the way things worked for more than two centuries.  Fortunately, the recent past provides a path forward.  In January 2013, as President Obama began his second term, I and many other Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to enact bipartisan reform of our nominations rules.  Republicans certainly weren’t thrilled with the election result. But instead of throwing a systematic tantrum, we acknowledged that the president should be able to build a government at a reasonable pace.  The measure, pushed by then-Democratic Leader Harry Reid and the current Democratic Leader Senator Chuck Schumer, sped up consideration of lower-tier nominations without changing the procedure for nominations to the Supreme Court, the circuit courts, or Cabinet-level executive positions. It helped us get lower-tier nominees out of Senate purgatory and into their roles without touching the most consequential vacancies.  It was a big step toward restoring Senate tradition. Even with a Democratic president, many Republicans still thought it was the right thing to do. The resolution got 78 votes.

These modest changes helped. But they only applied for the Congress in which they were enacted. And the need is much more urgent today.  That’s why, this week, the Senate will vote on a proposal to recreate similar, modest steps and make them permanent going forward.  Our proposal would only reduce the time a minority can keep delaying lower-tier nominations after a majority has invoked cloture. This would keep the Senate floor moving, saving time that is currently tied up in inoffensive nominations that senators don’t even really debate. And, at last, it would let President Trump fill important vacancies at a more reasonable pace.

Democrats overwhelmingly supported changes like these in 2013 when they helped President Obama. And privately, many of our Democratic colleagues tell us they’d be happy to support this new proposal, too — as long as we postpone its effective date until January 2021, when they hope there will be a Democrat occupying the White House.  Give me a break. A rules change is either a good idea or it isn’t. The answer cannot depend on whether you like the current occupant of the White House. Simple fairness dictates that there cannot be protections in place for Democratic administrations past and future that magically skip over Republican presidents. And this is especially true under the current extraordinary circumstances Senate Democrats have created.

The status quo is unfair, unhealthy, and unsustainable. This president and all future presidents deserve a more functional process for building their administrations.  Later this week, every senator will have the chance to vote for these common-sense changes. I sincerely hope that, as in 2013, the Senate can make these reforms through bipartisan regular order. Because the current situation cannot stand — and it won’t.

“Heads I win, tails you lose.”

That’s the Democrat motto…..the Left’s version of cooperative government, LOL.  The game must always be rigged in their favor.  Always.  You cannot get more UNAMERICAN than that, but alas the Left is hell-bent on amassing power regardless of the cost. 

Undoubtedly Mitch McConnell is trying to get the truth out there before the Democrats, with the help of the leftwing media, begin their campaign of lies about how the Republicans are attacking democracy.  Regardless of how you feel about McConnell, he’s right on this.  

Good luck, Senator McConnell. 


This post can also be viewed at the blog site The Pesky Truth.