GA-6, The Message

“Analysts” are opining on “what message” does Georgia’s special election send. One is obvious. The republican won, the democrat didn’t. Again.

But the message that’s out there is, that the republican base is energized to win and save the agenda that Trump ran on. After all, that’s what, and who, they voted for.

It’s also a “last call” for the Never Trump Republicans and those Republicans in the swamp to get behind the president in a 100% party kind of way. The message to them is get off your ass, and get legislation passed. Try it and let the policies succeed or fail on their own. Sitting on your thumb is not an option.

Democrats’ Time For Reflection?

What, suddenly the Democrat Party is rudderless, leaderless? Writer Matthew Dallek hits all the angles of why, except the one where blame belongs, President Barack Obama. He destroyed the party’s identity for his own vision. Neither he or the party can admit that or plot a course for a new and improved political party. To do that would be to repudiate The One’s vision.

Republicans have their own problems. They have a leader, they have a vision. Problem is, they also have members in the swamp who like their political careers more than the future of the country. Were that not the case, if people like McCain and a few others would get on board, it’s Katy bar the doors.

Link: Bitter Ga. loss provides backdrop for Democrats to reflect on party’s future

Sen. Schumer Wins MRIOTD Award

That Sen. Chuck Schemer won the Most Ridiculous Item Of The Day Award was not even close. In fact, he won it in a landslide.

Promising to continue his party’s agenda to resist everything and anything the Trump administration wants to do, from non-controversial and necessary appointments to necessary things like repeal and replace of Obamacare, Schumer whines on about how Democrats have not been included in the bill drafting process.

Early Alzheimer’s onset? He doesn’t remember how Obamacare was crafted, introduced, and passed into law with zero input from Republicans and zero votes from Republicans.

Aside from the utter failure of Obamacare to deliver what was promised, Schumer and his  comrades in the Democrat(ic) Party have excluded themselves from participating by the very nature of their new Resistance campaign.

For this reason, Sen. Schumer (D-NY) wins the MRIOTD Award.

Assassination Attempt Outside DC

The reaction of the shooting of Republican congressmen, their aides, and the Capitol police has been about what one would expect. Some calling for more gun control, many condemning the shooting, some blaming Trump, and none addressing the cause. But the one I want to discuss here is one reaction calling it White Terrorism.

I don’t think race has anything to do with it. Like Islamic terrorism, it is ideologically based. In this case, it’s political.

It is a result of the media-fueled acceptance that Hillary Clinton unfairly lost the 2016 presidential election. A meme that has been supported by the Democratic Party since November 8, 2016. It’s what happens when election results are not accepted by millions of (low information) people. People who believe what they read in the NYT or WaPo. People who believe what they see on MSNBC, CNN, ABC, NBC, or CBS. And the malicious intent and malicious motivation cast upon the Trump administration and Republicans by the media and Democrats, has metastasized into what this Bernie Sanders supporter did today.

For years now, political opposition from Democrats in Washington has been less about policy differences of one being right or wrong, good or better, better or worse. And instead is focused on republicans being bad people, evil people. They are no longer in the shadows of American politics. They call themselves The Resistance. (Hello Venezuela)

We’ve heard Bernie Sanders, and others in the Democratic Party say repeatedly how everything Trump wants to do will kill people. The solution to end the mass psychosis is to stick to policy matters. I don’t see Democrats taking the high road and finally accepting defeat, but that would help immeasurably.

Statement by President Trump on the Shooting in Virginia

Joint statement of today’s shooting by the leaders of The Resistance. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton said this . . .

One could easily say about The Resistance (including the fake news media) as a result of this shooting, blood is on their hands.

Link: Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition, requires more surgery

Climate Schlimate, Paris Accord

Pulling out of the Paris Accord is best for America. The anti-capitalist anti-American community are pushing the narrative that man-made global warming is going to kill the planet, and that the United States is responsible, and should set the example by agreeing to it.

The [agreement] promises to damage the economy while surrendering American sovereignty over climate policy to yet another international, largely anti-American enterprise. Our climate policy — which incorporates health and economic policy — would be mandated by the terms of this agreement. It is a hard-and-fast agreement that targets the United States as the primary culprit and requires the United States to carry the primary burden in fixing what isn’t broken, in stopping what isn’t happening: Man-made climate change.

We are setting the example already, and don’t need to shift trillions of taxpayer dollars from our side of the planet to the other. Get back to me when the rest of the world, including China and India, can run their industrialized economies as efficiently and environmentally friendly as we do. Then tell me what the global temperature should be, and how to keep it from changing.

Democrats Squealing

The Democrats’ pushback to Trump’s budget proposal is nothing short of irresponsible and insane. They claim that the budget will actually kill people. They’ve been saying that since 1995. And since 1995, the budgets, and government itself, have done nothing but grow.

So you can see why the hysteria over a budget that comes to balance in 10 years. Something the Obama administration not only did not do, but stated that achieving a balanced budget was not even on their radar. Their plan was to grow government and expand government involvement in our lives way beyond the boundaries of the Constitution. The crown jewel to that end being Obamacare, eventually leading to single-payer.

When you compare where we were in 2007 to where we are in 2016, you can understand why Democrats are apoplectic and hysterical. Having done their best (with full cooperation from Republicans) to grow government, the notion of fiscal responsibility now comes as a shock1 they just can not accept.  After all, they’re not paying the bill. Our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will if something is not done now to stop it.

How have budgets grown since 2007?

Spending:  2007, $2.8 T 2016, $4 T +43%
Borrowing: 2007, $5.2 T 2016, $5.8 T +12%
National Debt: 2007, $8.95 T 2016, $19.54 T +118%

Not only has the spending and borrowing grown, but since Obama started spending in 2008, his administration managed to more than double the national debt.

This is how Obama said his budgets would grow the GDP.
2013, 6%
2014, 5.6%
2015, 5.8%

Today, Trump’s budget is projecting 3% growth in GDP, and the NYT characterizes this as “improbable economic growth.” How quickly they forget. 3%,  improbable. 6%, no problem. No, they didn’t forget. That’s just the bias of Fake News supporting their man.

Time to come back to reality. Obama’s budgets were scored by the CBO for GDP growth from 3.6% to 3.1%. But never came close, coming in around 1.5% growth in GDP.

Speaking of reality, look what the CBO has to say about unfunded mandates that already consume 56% of all federal spending. That’s up from 43% in 2006.

There is no evidence to suggest that the growth of health care costs, which have risen faster than GDP over the past four decades, is likely to slow significantly in the future. As a result, spending for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will exert pressures on the budget that economic growth alone is unlikely to alleviate.

Just keep in mind that in 2007, people were not dying in the streets. What we are hearing now is the squealing that Jodi Ernst was talking about when describing her experience growing up on the farm.

1Just as much of a shock as Hillary losing.

Link: TRUMP’S BUDGET ASSUMES REASONABLE GDP GROWTH, LIBERALS GO BALLISTIC  |  Government Debt Chart  |  THE BUDGET AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: FISCAL YEARS 2007 TO 2016 

Brennan Admits To Obama Spying

In President Obama’s world, all it takes to spy on Americans is to be “afraid” that something might happen. You don’t need any evidence that anything nefarious is going on. Just build a suspicion, then have at it. And what was that suspicion? Trump’s joke about the Russians might be able to find the 30,000 emails that Hillary deleted. And the suspicion that Russia would convert key people and others less key, associated with the Trump organization, into spies.

It’s enough to make any Communist dictator proud.

And no where in the media, except HERE, did anyone pick up on Brennan’s admission! Where are the “journalists” on this? This is the story to end all the other fake news stories about the Russians rigging the election and the so-called Russia-Trump collusion. All of it was a head-fake so Obama could spy on his political opponents, looking for something to take them out. Which, he never found. And, to proffer an excuse that the lemmings would believe for the reason Hillary lost. And, sadly for the Democrat party, 67% of democrats today still believe it.

Link: The Big News Everyone Missed: Brennan Acknowledged They Were Spying on the Trump Campaign  |  Poll: Almost half of Americans believe Russia meddled in election

Memorial Day In Pensacola

Let’s not forget why there is a federal holiday called Memorial Day.

And count the number of times our fallen soldiers are thanked and remembered here in Pensacola this weekend, making all of this possible.

What happens in Pensacola on Memorial Day weekend, and days before that, has earned this part of the Gulf Coast the label, The Gay Riviera. That’s when a couple hundred thousand people come to enjoy themselves and trash the beach in the process. You won’t (or maybe you will) want to miss stuff like this:

“Sexacola Beach Memorial Day Weekend: Produced by Atlanta’s favorite lesbian hangout My Sister’s Room, the highly popular weekend-long women’s party Sexacola Beach takes place over four days and consists of several great parties”

Link: Memorial Weekend LGBT parties on track

OPEC’s World Changing

Ever since the long gas lines of the 70’s and the invention of the Department of Energy under Jimmy Carter (which proved to be an exercise in futility), Americans have been held hostage to OPEC in the prices they pay for fuel.

Two headlines tell a story . . .

Finally, having the will to use the energy potential we have,  the United States can shift from being an energy buyer to an energy producer-seller. And OPEC doesn’t like the new competition.

Thanks to the Trump administration’s opening up of our own energy resources with the goal of energy independence, the global energy market has changed.

Nothing against OPEC, but it is they who have to adjust to market pressures. As for the United States? It’s America first.

Democrat Party Platform

You don’t have to look very hard to see what the Democrat Party’s platform is, beginning with the last presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton ran on how evil Donald Trump is.

Today, unwilling to accept the election results, and absent a leader, the media is driving the Democrat Party. The party is not driving the media. And Hollywood (late night entertainment) is telling the lemmings what to think and believe.

The nothing bubble conspiracy of the day is to hate Trump and Russia, and how together they stole the election. And to keep hating them, despite absence of any evidence, until Trump is impeached.

The Democrat Platform can be summed up in one graphic.

Now that Trump has fired James Comey, you would think Democrats would be happy. Quite the contrary. Sorry Hillary, Democrats just threw you under the bus.

Belly up to the counter. Politics are on the menu and Ross is on the grill.