Hillary Clinton has a knack for getting rid of competition one way or another. In the case of Bernie Sanders versus the Democratic National Committee, she has used her pull to attempt to eliminate her only real competitor for the Democratic Presidential nomination. If you don’t realize that this is a travesty of justice directly influenced by Clinton, you haven’t been watching her or her husband closely enough over the decades.
America is at a crossroads. The ideologies that operate in this country are polarized and yet the government itself is stuck in the “mushy middle” as we see in how legislation is handled between the Republican Congress and the Democratic President. It’s time for the ideological polls to answer the question of this generation: are we a conservative country or a liberal country?
For the first time, I actually watched a good chunk of the kiddie table debate. It’s not that I think Mike Huckabee, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, or George Pataki have a chance of winning, but I wanted to see what they would say about some of the frontrunners. The bigger takeaway from it was that I got to hear them all and it made me wish the main debate stage would be less crowded. It’s something that I’ve felt for a while as have many Republicans. Now, I’m demanding it as should all Republicans.
Running an airline is difficult. It takes hard work, brilliance, great decisions, and an understanding of the landscape in order to find success. Despite the challenges, it’s still much easier than running the United States and that should concern Americans based upon the extreme confidence that preceded utter failure by Donald Trump.
There is a lot of talk around the country about closing immigration altogether, particularly for Muslims, and on the surface it can seem like a good idea. The biggest reason it’s a terrible idea is because it will dramatically increase the amount of radicalization of Muslims and even non-Muslims who are already in the country. In other words, our knee-jerk reaction to terrorism will increase the threat of terrorism in the country.
In the 2005 movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are assassins married to each other without the other knowing about it. The powers that be decided to have them try to kill each other rather than trying to do it themselves. As contrived as the premise was, the movie was entertaining and it’s becoming more relevant in American politics today. For the GOP, there are two strong candidates and the left-leaning mainstream media wants them to go after each other.
For decades, the Republican Establishment has yielded candidates that have been the lesser of two evils. Their love for candidates in the mold of Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney has prevented the country from experiencing the type of prosperity, strength, and freedom that we witnessed in the 1980s.
When candidates rise in the polls, Donald Trump attacks them. When they attack him, he fights back even harder. There’s been one notable exception – Ted Cruz. Thus far, there has been little more than a couple of minor jabs by either candidate against the other. This may change very soon.
Christians around the country are embracing the ideas that Donald Trump has floated about temporarily banning Muslims from immigrating into the United States. While it’s far from universal, the opinion polls point to a distinct appreciation of the idea by Evangelicals and Catholics. If they value their own religious freedoms, they should consider the consequences of Trump’s ideas.
I no longer blame Donald Trump. He’s trying to do what he feels is best. I don’t even blame Trump supporters as much as I once did. They’re getting schooled in the art of the sale and are subjected to arguably the best political sales pitch of all time. I do, however, blame the conservative pundits in the country for holding back on the truth in order to keep their ratings up.