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Trump Trumps Never-Trump

The Perpetually Re-elected Progressive Elite, the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream media, and their pet poodle pundits make fun of Trump by calling him a “Reality TV Star.”  They just don’t get it. Half the country wishes they were reality TV Stars.  They say he is brash, uncouth, and disrespectful to the army of political hacks he has been and will confront. They just don’t get it. People want someone who will stand up for the Country Party in the face of the Government Party that has controlled both major parties for so long.

The list of disconnects between the imperial rulers in Chicago-on-the-Potomac and the great unwashed out here in fly-over country is massive.  It is easily more than enough to define a complete breakdown in the social contract of a limited government.  A social contract forged in the Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the Constitution which defines the legitimacy of the current regime.

The Progressive megaphones tell us this is the strongest economy in American History and that President Obama is the greatest chief executive of modern times.  They even fantasize about the “Obama Boom.”  Working people laugh when you try to sell them this obvious propaganda. The government tells us that we have reached full employment.  Anyone who reads should know that over ninety-three million able bodied Americans no longer work and only a little over 150 million are working.  Yet the government tells us there is 5% unemployment when the numbers say it is closer to 40%.  Our leaders tell us there is no inflation no matter how many trillions of fiat dollars they print, and all of us who shop for our own food, buy our own clothes, or pay utility bills know otherwise.

They tell us we won the war in Iraq.  We may have won it by the time King George II left but since Prince Obama got his hands on it ISIS tells us we haven’t.  Our leaders say we have won in Afghanistan.  Everyone in the world knows that the minute we leave the Taliban roll right back into Kabul and the sock puppets we have been supporting all these years as the leaders of a democratic Afghanistan will be flying to Switzerland in 747s filled with American taxpayer’s cash.  We are told Obamacare is a great success. Anyone who had insurance before it started knows that if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor has to be tempered by increased fees, increased deductibles, increased co-payments, and decreased covered services.

They tell us and they tell us and they tell us, we just don’t believe them anymore.

If these belchers of beltway bromides think every day working Americans swallow any of this they have seriously underestimated our intelligence, our interest, and our attention spans.

I have the opportunity to travel the country throughout the year.  I take what some call back roads, the secondary roads that parallel America’s vast Interstate system and that still goes through small towns instead of bypassing them and homogenizing everywhere in to anywhere.  I try to stop at Mom-and-Pop restaurants and take every opportunity possible to talk with people about the issues of the day.  Here’s what I find, Trump, Trump, Trump.

I believe the polls are skewed.  Perhaps people don’t want to say they are for Trump because they know the pollsters will look down on them as simple country bumpkins, racists, or reactionary supporters of old dead white guys.  Perhaps they are talking to those who are at home when the workers are busy working.  Whatever the reason I believe, and I predict that Trump is going to beat Hillary like a drum.  He is going to win in a landslide, and he is going to drag the Republican Party that tried to reject him along for the ride.  I am predicting that due to his wave election coattails the Republicans will increase their majorities in the House and the Senate.

What is the cause of this phenomenon?  Generations of politicians who run as outsiders and who become insiders as soon as they enter the moral and patriotic black hole and before they start swirling in the DC drain to their life-time pensions.  Generations of politicians who sold us out in so-called free trade deals that gave others a free pass into our markets while keeping their own locked to us.  Generations of politicians who have spent us into oblivion, printed more money that there is paper, and borrowed so much money from other nations that we are now the world’s greatest debtor.

So who is to blame for the coming over throw of the twin headed bird of prey that is the Government Party of Power: the politicians themselves. Living in their bubble asking why those who have no bread don’t eat cake they have no idea of what is coming.  Their pollsters are polling themselves and providing the information their paymasters want to see.  And all the while out here in the Heartland a tsunami is brewing that will wash them all away.

To paraphrase what Phil Ochs said so long ago,

In tattered tuxedos they faced the new heroes
And crawled about in confusion
All the hands raised, they stood there amazed
In the shattering of their illusions

Many of the nattering nabobs of negativism who dominate the 24 hour news cycle have been waiting expectantly for Trump to make one mega-gaff that will destroy his campaign.  To hear them crow you would believe he made it when he resurrected the phrase, “America First.”

First used as the name of a widely based organization that sought to keep us out of World War Two.  Then it was used in the nineties by Pat Buchanan in his prescient campaign to save America from the one-worlders.  The left has done their best to make this a catch phrase for defeat because they hate not only what it says but what it implies.  The Elite political class has sought to make it an unutterable phrase condemned by political correctness and exiled because in their minds to even say America First is to defile their one world religion.  They may believe they have tarnished the concept with 75 years of negative propaganda and indoctrination but still 57% of American citizens believe in America First, they want an America First foreign policy, an America First trade policy, and an America First immigration policy.  They want an America First president.

My prediction: After all is said and done, after all the dust settles, after Crooked Hillary goes home to lick her wounds, after the neo-con talking heads and their K-Street financiers realize the prize has slipped from their hands it will end up that Trump Trumps Never-Trump.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ © 2016 Contact Dr. Owens  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens





Last Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff in Mississippi is turning out to be the most revealing incident in the protracted fight between the conservative grassroots and the RHINO GOP establishment. The RHINO GOP party leadership has been exposed for their true dirty motives in front of all the party faithful.

Over the past few years, we have been told by some of the inside-the-beltway “conservatives” that the RHINO GOP schism is overblown, that it is merely a disagreement over strategy. We have also been told that the grassroots tea party has been too purist in their expectations of how Republicans can govern when they only control the House of Representatives. These “conservatives” asserted that the party leadership was just as committed to fighting Obamacare and the growth of government, they just lacked the political power to do so. We were assured that as soon as they win just one more election, they will fight for tea party conservative issues.

We have always known that the intra-party divide encompassed a lot more than disagreements over strategy, rather it cut to the core of many policy issues. It manifested in issues like full repeal of Obamacare, the debt ceiling, bailouts, immigration, so-called social issues, and corporate welfare. However, last week’s runoff in Mississippi showed us that RHINO GOP leadership fundamentally doesn’t share our conservative values.
With conservative Chris McDaniel leading by roughly 8-10 points in the pre-runoff polling, the Cochran campaign, with the full support of the Mississippi RHINO GOP establishment and the NRSC, abandoned the party platform in support of Democrat votes. It’s bad enough to deliberately and systematically override the will of the party voters in a primary, but it would have been worth it had the Cochran campaign attracted Democrat voters on a conservative message.

Instead, Cochran doubled down on a pro-earmark message and waged a demagogic scaremongering campaign over food stamps, federal education funding, and race.

RHINO Allied PACs paid for ads insinuating that McDaniel and conservatives would cut funding for programs and criticized him for being “disrespectful” to the first African-American president.

Encouraging black voters to help stop the “racist” Tea Party is not a winning Republican message, and it doesn’t broaden the RHINO Republican base. Indeed, many of the people involved said openly they would be voting for the Democrat in the general election – which is technically illegal under Mississippi law.

Worse, we now have Democrat party officials on record as saying they were asked to help steal the election and not hand over the polling books to GOP clerks so they could prevent Democrats from double voting in the primary and runoff.

The McDaniel campaign claims to have already found roughly 2,000 illegitimate ballots from combing through the books of just a few counties.

Yet, astoundingly, several RHINO GOP senators have actually expressed glee and approval of Cochran’s tactic for winning the primary.
Mississippi’s junior senator, Roger Wicker (R-MS), scoffed at the notion there is anything wrong with the insidious campaign tactics: “Going out and broadening the base of the party, asking more Mississippians to participate in the ballot that was going to determine the next senator? No, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that,” said Wicker.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) dismissed the concerns of conservatives: “I’m for more people voting, not less people voting.”

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) told the AZ Central that Cochran’s strategy was good for the party: “There are some people complaining that African-American voters voted. [But] I thought one of the major priorities of the Republican Party was to get all minority and ethnic voters out to vote for Republicans.”

The rationale of these senators is as sound as someone defending Benedict Arnold’s treachery as an innovative way to expand American forces in the region. Getting Democrats to vote in a GOP primary solely on a message that is an anathema to the Party is not a form of expanding the base; it is destroying our base and expanding the other party.

Perforce, it is clear from the repugnant tactics of the GOP establishment that they fundamentally don’t share our values. They are looking to replace their own base with new voters. The irony is that these voters will never support them in the general election because they were not inspired to join the tent with a message of upward mobility and liberty; they were instigated to tear down the RHINO GOP tent.

Last week, President Obama told his supporters that a number of Republicans have privately expressed a desire to work with him, ”but they can’t be too friendly toward me because they’d be run out of town by the Tea Party.” Similarly, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) expressed hope that “mainstream” RHINO Republicans would gain the upper hand within the party.

After the Mississippi massacre last week, it is no surprise that Obama and the Democrats don’t fear the RHINO GOP establishment. They know that in the long-run, they will help broaden the Democrat Party base.

DIRTY RHINO’S exposed by Glenn Beck

“I’m just sick to my stomach,” Glenn said. “I thought I was living in the country where liberty had a chance, where fair play had a chance, where we weren’t talking about a GOP – a Grand Old Party, emphasis on old, outdated, dusty, irrelevant, and never ever going to see a dime from people like me ever again. I really thought that we had a chance of some common sense. But no, no, no.”
“Now, I have a question for every black Democrat in Mississippi. What the hell has this 90-year-old fart – a white Republican, the same white Republican that for years the Democrats had been telling you are nothing but old racists – you tell me exactly what Thad Cochran did for you,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “What the GOP did is they reached out to the black Democrats and got the black Democrats to vote… So they’re much more comfortable with having Democrats come out and vote than having their base come out and vote.”

As Stu explained, many several establishment RHINO Republicans gave both their endorsement and money to the Cochran campaign. Breitbart reports Cochran’s Mississppi colleague Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) along with Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL), Rob Portman (R-OH), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bob Corker (R-TN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Dean Heller (R-NV), Richard Shelby (R-AL), and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) all lined up to support the entrenched politician.

“Absolutely unbelievable,” Glenn said. “[But] let’s look at the good news. This means… King Obama has done it. Race relations are healed. Because when you can get an old white southern Republican lighting a fire under people – 40% increase in African-American voting – we have been healed. Everybody go to the ocean and look because the sea level is going to start going down at any moment.”

“Amazing thing: Not only has it been healed, it’s been healed in the last few weeks because none of these people decided to vote for Thad Cochran initially,” Stu added. “They just all decided in the last few weeks how important he was for the state of Mississippi, [and] they had to turn out yesterday.”



Tea party ‘as much a rebellion against the Big Government Republicans’ as liberal Dems


A conservative giant in Washington, D.C., has written a brand-new book that certainly won’t increase his chances of getting invited to cocktail parties inside the Beltway.

Known as the “funding father of conservatism,” Richard Viguerie’s “Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It” takes sides in what he describes as a century-old war for the soul of the Republican Party.

Set to be published on April 8 by WND Books, it offers a blueprint for how liberty-loving, small government conservatives can win the battle against big-government Republicans.

“Every day you read another story about [how] a candidate for the tea party has embraced becoming the target of the entrenched Republican Party leadership and mindset, and I believe my book offers a practical outline for how principled conservatives can make the stand to finally win this fight,” Viguerie told WND.

In “Takeover,” Viguerie – who in the 1960s and ’1970s pioneered the use of direct mail as a means for conservatives to bypass the liberal media – dares to name names when discussing the big-government Republicans waging the war on the tea party movement and other advocates of limited government.

An appendix to the book presents Viguerie’s view of those whose defeat or abandonment “would advance the cause of conservative governance.”

Target No. 1 is Karl Rove

Viguerie writes that Karl Rove “has grown wealthy by promoting the idea that content-free campaigns, rather than conservative principles, are the path to victory for the Republican Party.”

“His record of 22 losses to 9 wins in 2012 shows the folly of the Republican establishment in following Rove’s advice.”

Other members of the gallery include Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, one-time vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan and a man, Viguerie writes, who “seems to relish in antagonizing conservatives,” Sen. John McCain.

Writes Viguerie: “From criticizing conservative leaders to attacking the principles of millions of conservative voters … McCain readily trains his guns on his fellow Republicans while giving the Democrats a pass. McCain’s frequent sallies against his fellow Republicans earned him in January 2014 an unprecedented rebuke from the Arizona Republican State Committee for his ‘long and terrible’ record of voting with liberal Democrats.

“Despite all this, he continues to be a favorite of the Republican establishment,” said Viguerie.

One hundred and two years ago Teddy Roosevelt split the Republican Party to advance his progressive agenda. Progressivism, or Big Government Republicanism, became the philosophy of the Republican Party’s establishment elite. Fifty years ago conservatives began a battle for control of the party. Viguerie believes now is the time for conservatives to finish the job and take back the party.

In “Takeover The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives can Finally Win it,” he outlines the way to return limited government constitutional conservatism as the governing philosophy of the Republican Party and restore sanity to Congress and the White House.

“One can’t understand the tea party movement unless one understands that it is as much a rebellion against the Big Government Republican establishment and the entrenched leadership of the Republican Party as it is driven by opposition to specific liberal policies of President Obama, such as Obamacare or the growth of spending, the deficit, and the federal debt,” said Viguerie.

Hear it for yourself:

All national polls show that the American people self-identify as conservatives by a margin of 2 to 1 or more. Despite the scandals surrounding the White House, the outrageous failure of Obamacare and the lack of leadership from Congress, the Republican Party has failed to win key elections because it has failed to deliver on its promises to roll back the tide of Big Government, he said.

Viguerie, through thoughtful analysis, proves that the way forward for the right is through national defense, economic and social conservatism. And this is all coming from the man who’s responsible for funding the Reagan 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns.

He used his American Target Advertising Inc. to transform campaigning and provide direct mail as a means for conservatives to bypass the liberal monopoly on the media. His efforts helped elect Reagan as the first conservative president of the modern era.

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What crystal ball says about 2014 election

Perfect storm of unpopular president, Senate map show Democrats on defense
The perfect storm of an unpopular president and a Senate map showing Democrats playing defense in the most competitive states suggests Republicans may be on the verge of reclaiming the majority in the upper chamber for the first time in eight years.

According to the latest Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball summary from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, Democrats hold the 10 Senate seats most likely to switch parties in 2014.

Democrats currently hold 55 seats to the GOP’s 45. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to wrest control from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Crystal Ball suggests four seats are significantly tilting toward the Republicans.

The one lock is in South Dakota, where Democrat Sen Tim Johnson is retiring. Former GOP Gov. Mike Rounds is expected to win the seat easily. Three other Democratic seats are said to be leaning Republican. Democrat Jay Rockefeller is retiring in West Virginia, and Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito is considered a solid favorite.

Two incumbent Democrats are also said to be in big trouble. New Montana Sen. John Walsh is facing a stiff challenge from freshman Rep. Steve Daines, and Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor is bracing for an uphill fight against Rep. Tom Cotton.

If Republicans were to win all four of those seats without losing any they currently hold, they would have 49 of the 51 seats they need to regain the majority. The good news for the GOP is the next six seats considered most likely to flip are also held by Democrats. The bad news is that three are considered toss-ups and the other three still lean Democratic.

Three incumbents – Kay Hagan, D-N.C.; Mark Begich, D-Alaska; and Mary Landrieu, D-La. – are fighting for their political lives in the toss-up races. Open seats in Michigan and Iowa still tilt Democratic, as does Sen. Mark Udall’s race in Colorado.

Since the most recent projection was issued, former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., launched an exploratory committee toward a likely Senate bid against New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. If he runs, the 11 most vulnerable seats would be held by Democrats.

So are Republicans poised for a midterm rout, or do these projections show the party still has a lot of work to do to get to 51 members in the Senate?

“They’ve got a considerable amount of work to do. One of the important things that Republicans are going to have to focus on is primaries in a number of states. Republicans have nominated some poor Senate candidates over the past couple of cycles, candidates that probably prevented them from winning seats that they otherwise should have won,” said Crystal Ball Managing Editor Kyle Kondik.

Kondik said key GOP primaries to watch include North Carolina and Iowa, as well as the crowded primary for an open GOP-held seat in Georgia.

Republicans are clearly hoping to make many of these races a referendum on Obamacare. Kondik said the party may need a little more “oomph” than just that one issue.

“It seems like the Affordable Care Act may already be baked into the cake in terms of the president’s approval and the standing of these various candidates,” he said. “In order to get across the finish line, Republicans may have to roll out some sort of new legislative initiative or come up with some other issues to hammer upon.”

Still, he said the political realities suggest the GOP has a real shot at the majority.

“It’s really good to be the party that doesn’t hold the White House in a midterm year. That factor in and of itself, plus the fact that President Obama’s not particularly popular, those two things together tell us the Republicans should do well. You almost don’t need to know anything more than that,” said Kondik, who noted the Senate map is another asset but not a guarantee of success.

“Actually turning those into pickups for Republicans (is no guarantee). There’s only one, South Dakota, that I think is really rock solid at this point. The potential is there, but there’s also the potential that Republicans could just fritter it away,” he said.

A really big year for the GOP could see several tight races turn into a national wave. Kondik said there are certain indicators to look for late in the campaign if a nationwide surge is in the works.

“I would look to see if the president’s approval rating is getting worse. I would also look at the generic House poll. It’s a poll asked in national surveys as to whether people want a Democrat or a Republican in their local House race,” said Kondik, noting that Democrats have a small lead in those polls, but they don’t tell the full story.

“Generally speaking, the poll has a built-in Democratic bias. When you look at it, you can subtract a few points from the Democratic total and add it to the Republican. If Republicans have even a small lead in that metric, I think it would be an indication there’s a big sentiment behind Republicans to control Congress,” he said.

In total, 14 of the 16 most vulnerable seats are held by Democrats. The two GOP seats to watch are in Georgia and Kentucky. Kondik believes Republicans are likely to hold both but he said the Georgia seat could largely hinge upon who emerges from a tough Republican primary. In Kentucky, he said Republican leader Mitch McConnell appears to be cruising to the GOP nomination but faces a tough general election campaign against Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Kondik said Democrats have a track record of doing well in state legislative races and even in gubernatorial elections. Nonetheless, he expects McConnell to survive for one main reason.

“In federal races in a state where President Obama’s approval is probably somewhere in the low 30s, it’s just really hard to see how a Democrat could win a Senate race in that kind of environment,” he said. “So even if Mitch McConnell is unpopular, at the end of the day I think it seems likely that a lot of people who may not even like him decide to vote for him because they want to vote for a Republican in their Senate race.”


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