Where Is Congress?

You’ll have to forgive me for being a little bit cynical today. That’s because I can’t believe what is going on in Washington, DC. Over the weekend, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) unleashed a very childish and untoward barrage at President Donald Trump. Now, I’m totally aware these two are not besties. But still, in a time when both sides of the aisle are calling for government to work together, I find it terribly odd that Pelosi would be breaching her own advice, and slamming not only Trump, but the official Coronavirus task force. It makes me wonder if she’s all there mentally!

Then I realized she wasn’t.

If you go back to World War I, or World War II, or the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, you’ll notice that Congress worked overtime. They didn’t take a break. They stayed in session, even though tradition said that they shouldn’t. So, can someone tell me why it is that in this day and age, with the COVID-19 virus still on the rise in the country, that Pelosi decided to close down the House? I guess all of the talk of working together was really just more Pelosi-blather, right?

And while we’re at it, let’s look at the media. Now, I’ve not been shy of lambasting the media for their terrible coverage of the news coming out of Washington during this pandemic. In fact, I’ve wondered aloud why it is the news media insists on covering the daily briefing when they are pretty much boring, go on way too long, and don’t contain much if any new information from the day before. Apparently, I’ve got some agreement with an idiot at CNN! Don Lemon, who really amazes me that he’s been able to actually hold down a full=time job, has asked the question on the air why CNN covers the Coronavirus update. Now, his reasoning is a little different from mine. He says it’s because Donald Trump lies all the time. That’s pretty much nonsense. And it’s one of Lemon’s cohorts, Jim Alcosta, that shows up at these briefings every day with “gotcha” questions for Donald Trump. So, let me ask the question…why doesn’t CNN tell Alcosta to cool it?

Well, the reason for that is simple. CNN is doing anything they can to show their dislike of Donald Trump. They haven’t been a fan of his and have covered him with about 98% negative news since he won the election back in 2016. For them, Jim Alcosta is a foot soldier on the front lines.

But Alcosta and Lemon are just two examples of why the media ranks at the very bottom of the approval list of various institutions and people that are involved in the Coronavirus. I fact, well over half of the country (and even about 40% of Democrats!) say that the news media’s coverage of COVID-19 is terrible. Lemon and Alcosta are just two of the many reasons why.

I’m not saying there is a lot Congress should be doing (or could be doing), but it’s the optic of them leaving town during a crisis that is totally wrong. And Pelosi’s ranting and raving about how Donald Trump and his team are doing such a bad job is a joke. She has tied up more funds for longer than anyone in this country. She is the one that should be ashamed of the way she’s acted in a time of national crisis. In fact, Nancy Pelosi is a national buffoon. She fits in perfectly well with the CNN’s and MSNBC’s of the world who forgot what news coverage was all about!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Congress’ New Role: Investigator In Chief?

You would think that after Democrats faced a demoralizing defeat this last week when they screwed up the Iowa Caucuses (is it over yet???), and then had their rear ends handed to them in impeachment, that they’d slink quietly back to their House chamber and ride out the storm in this election year. Nothing could be further from the truth!

And of course, what always happens in DC is that if one party makes a fool of themselves, the other has to follow…and that’s what seems to be happening on the Republican side.

Nancy Pelosi made a comment on Thursday that the investigations into Donald Trump will, indeed continue, and that they are willing to get a subpoena for John Bolton, and take it to court if needed to hear from him. Isn’t that what SHOULD have happened back in the fall? If the Democrats weren’t in such a yank to “get impeachment done by Christmas”, they would have done their homework, and maybe, just maybe they would have had something to actually hang on Trump. Instead, they were like the school kid that wanted to go outside an play rather than do his math homework. And, Democrats need to realize that the old saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for a different result does hold true in Congress as well as everywhere else.

Now, to add to this, the Republicans are going to be getting from the Treasury Department, classified data on Hunter Biden. Basically, the data will look into Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and hand over highly sensitive financial records and “evidence’ of questionable origin. So, even though Joe Biden’s presidential campaign seems to be slipping away after the “gut punch” he took in Iowa, it may not be over for the Biden clan. Look at it as payback to the Democrats for impeachment.

What I’ve said all along is that BOTH sides need to get back to doing the country’s work. When are we going to get immigration reform? When are we going to get a total repeal of Obamacare, and let the insurance companies go back to working as they should? When can we expect the House and Senate to actually do something to fix our country’s crumbling infrastructure? And when is Congress going to let the President of the United States BE the President of the United States?

There are a bunch of people in New Hampshire right now, hoping to take Donald Trump’s job as president next year. How well do you think they are going to be treated if they do indeed upend Trump? Do you think Republicans are going to go back to “business as usual”? Or are they going to seek some sort of sandbox revenge for the actions taken by Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and Jerry Nadler? When in the world is Congress going to get back to doing the people’s business and stop all this third grade nonsense that we’ve been treated to over the past four years?

It’s time our Representatives and Senators realize that yes, you have oversight. You also have a responsibility. And running one branch of Congress doesn’t mean you stop doing everything else. Start doing what you were elected to do, or I just bet we can all find someone who will be willing to be voted into your seat and do a MUCH better job than what you’re doing.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

So, What Have We Learned?

The impeachment of Donald Trump becomes reality today as the House votes on actually impeaching a president and sending it to the Senate for trial. This has happened only twice in our history, and only once in my lifetime. I thought when Bill Clinton was impeached that I’d never see it happen again. But then again, I have been wrong about a lot of what’s gone on here. So…what have we learned throughout this process?

Before we get started…some trivia you probably didn’t realize. It was 21 years ago tomorrow that Bill Clinton was impeached! What is it about these early Christmas presents to presidents?

First of all, we’ve learned that Democrats will stop at nothing to get what they want. It’s not really about Trump abusing his power, or about obstructing Congress. It’s about politicians who’ve made a career out of telling others what to do losing power. That’s what “draining the swamp” is all about. And if you think for a minute that they were just going to roll over and die, you were dead wrong. They’re going to fight for maintaining their way of life with everything they’ve got. They are the proverbial mountain lion with it’s back up against the wall.

Second, we’ve learned that not all politicians know how to tell the truth. Adam Schiff has basically thrown every ounce of credibility out the window as a sacrifice for this party. He’s continuously lied, and bent rules to his favor so that we could arrive at this day. He didn’t care that politically, he could be ruining any future. He played “good party boy” and put the party’s interests first over himself. While that sounds like a good thing, it’s not. It shows he has no backbone, no spine, and no morals or ethics. And he doesn’t think for himself.

Third, I really thought there would be six to ten Democrats that crossed party lines and went with the GOP on the vote today. That doesn’t seem to be the case. Time and time again this week we’ve seen many of the 31 freshmen Congressmen tell their constituents that they were going to vote for impeachment, all to a chorus of boo’s, and explain to them that they didn’t care what happens to them politically, it’s what they felt they needed to do. Either these people really drank the Kool Aid, or they were told in no uncertain terms that their political lives would be over if they didn’t fall in line. They fell in line.

Fourth, we all know the outcome. That’s never been in doubt. What I’ve always wondered was what the end-game was for the Democrats. If you know up front that impeachment is just going to result in the president being acquitted because you’ve basically trumped up the charges (no pun intended), why would you do it in the first place? They either must really believe that Donald Trump is the devil incarnate, or they think that by wearing the impeachment badge it’s somehow going to damage him in the upcoming election to the point he can’t be the likes of an Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders.

Overall, I can’t figure out why in the world the Democrats did it now. Apparently they feel that Trump will be damaged goods come next year as he seeks a second term. And apparently, they think that they need to stop him at all costs in order to stop him from adding to the two Supreme Court justices that he’s already nominated. If you think about it, he could be adding three more to the high court bench in the next four years. That could be an incredible accomplishment that will sway this country to the right in it’s philosophy for decades to come. That’s about the only thing I can think of why these idiot Democrats would take on this risk now…at the risk of losing everything they have.

It just doesn’t make sense…but then again, that’s why they’re Democrats, right? Either way, get the popcorn ready and enjoy the show!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Obamacare’s Problems

March 23 will become the 10th anniversary of the passing of the Obamacare legislation. And while America briefly flirted with it in terms of the likeability, it’s been a terrible piece of legislation that has hampered millions of Americans from actually getting individual healthcare insurance for the past several years.

There is no movement in Washington to fix the problems that its’ caused, nor to address the one good thing that it did for healthcare…get rid of pre-existing conditions. Some 43% of households in America have someone living there that has a pre-existing condition, and unless they or someone in their immediate family are working, they are forced to go on Obamacare in order to avoid that pitfall.

The problem facing Obamacare, and it will for the third time in ten years be going up in front of the Supreme Court again in the next few months, is that America doesn’t like it. It had a brief instance where acceptance reached about 55-60%, but has retreated to where about half the country hates it and half the country will tolerate it. And as you would guess, it’s pretty much along party lines.

Democrats are overwhelmingly in favor of it because they feel it gives underprivileged people the chance to get “reasonably priced” healthcare because of the government subsidies. Most independents and conservatives hate it because of the bite it gives if you happen to make too much money that year. You’re then billed for the overage at over-inflated rates. Now, the bite has been taken out of the bill since the IRS, which has to administer the penalties can only withhold your tax refund…so if you don’t get a tax refund, and actually owe money to the IRS come April, they really can’t hold it against you. Still, it scares most people to be going up against Uncle Sam.

Congress needs to put this impeachment thing on the back burner and fix this abortion. Better yet, what they need to do is to keep the pre-existing condition clause and make that federal law. That’s going to raise premiums, yes, but will also guarantee coverage to everyone. Then allow people to buy insurance across state lines, so that competition will be stronger. You don’t need to make people buy healthcare if you give them a good enough reason to buy it. And if you don’t allow people to escape paying their medical bills, that’s one way to get them back in the insurance pool.

Congress also needs to address the high cost of prescription drugs, and the high cost of hospital visits and the like. To receive a bill for $100,000 for a two night stay in the hospital would sink probably 98% of Americans! If we get medical costs in line with the rest of society, it goes a long way toward helping solve the medical crisis in this country.

Socialized medicine may work in Norway or Canada where they have fewer people than live in California. It won’t work here. We’re too big, and too impatient. I can’t see people waiting six months to have a hang nail removed. And do you have any idea what happens if you wait six months to see an oncologist? You won’t be seeing an oncologist…that’s what happens!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Supreme Court…1 Year Later

It’s hard to imagine that just one year ago, amid lies of sexual abuse, and threats of immediate impeachment if Democrats won the House of Representatives, liberal snowflakes had to realize that the Supreme Court of the United States of America was about to take a turn to the far right with the confirmation and seating of the newest Justice, Brett Kavanaugh.

It was one year ago yesterday that Kavanaugh was sworn in as the High Court’s newest Justice. And even though that in that year, the uber-socialist left has targeted him for no reason at all, trying to impeach him over yet another made up story that not even the supposed victim remembered, the Supreme Court lives on. In fact, the Supreme Court is the most trusted branch of our federal government!

In a recent poll, more than half of the American’s asked said that they supported the Supreme Court. They were found to be the most trustworthy of the three branches. Certainly they are the most apolitical. And even with the majority of seats taken up by conservatives, interesting things have happened.

Abortion remains legal in this country; the rights of gays and lesbians are unabated; women are treated equally; all of the things that the socialist snowflakes out there fight for day after day (except maybe the impeachment of Donald Trump) haven’t been disturbed. And something surprising has happened. The man the left wanted to impeach, the man they wanted to deny a seat over a made up sexual allegation, is actually taking the liberal side on some issues. Yes, Brett Kavanaugh has been voting on some cases with the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg! And gasp…so has John Roberts.

I think what that means to say is that once you get seated on the highest court in the land, you look at the law, how the Constitution is interpreted, and you use those elements to decide fairly how in the world we live. And, America approves.

Compare that with a president who has a 47% approval rating. Compare that to Congress who has an 8% approval rating. And why are their ratings below the magical 50% mark?

President Trump is seen as a businessman who knows how to turn the economy around, and how to get people jobs. After the abortion known as the Obama presidency, that’s a plus. However, he likes to shoot his mouth off in very un-presidential ways. That has a tendency to piss people off. Congress, has been swept up in the whole issue of whether or not Trump ever should have been elected…at least the House side, in the past year. And that has ground to a halt the really important work they needed to do. Things like getting rid of Obamacare and letting the free market once again take over healthcare insurance. Things like fixing the immigration policy of this country that has been broken for decades. Things like how to deal with the millions of illegal aliens that pour across a porous border to our south without regard to our laws.

And yet, the Democrats in Congress are so upset, so ingrained that they must over-turn a duly-elected President of the United States, they can’t see past the nose on their face. It is the country that suffers.

So, happy anniversary to Brett Kavanaugh. He and Neil Gorsuch, President Trumps’ two picks to the high court have been a breath of fresh air. And here’s hoping we can replace two more liberal snowflakes on that high court with two more very sensible and judicious people as we get rid of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen Breyer.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The All Star Liar’s List

OK, I’ve debated writing this blog for a while. It’s simply because I don’t like calling people liars…but THIS site is dedicated to telling the truth. And the fact of the matter is, when someone lies, and they are in the public eye, and they are trying to shovel the truth under the rug for political purposes, I really need to throw the BS flag and call them on it. Hence today’s list of All Star Liar’s dealing with the Russian Collusion case. And by the way…thanks to Fox News and Marc Thiessen for the info for this blog!

HARRY REID: Yup, the former Majority Leader in the Senate, who is now in retirement right up the road from me in Searchlight, Nevada is one of the biggest liars the Senate has seen in it’s history. His lies are legendary. From telling the world from the well of the Senate that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid income taxes in over a decade to the latest crap he pulled regarding the Russian collusion story and the 2016 election. He sent then-FBI Director, James Comey a letter in which he said, “In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become very clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government.”

ADAM SCHIFF: I have blogged about this lying sack of poo before. Two years ago, Schiff was on NBC’s Meet The Press and said, “I can’t go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now.” And we are still waiting to see it.

ERIC SWALWELL: The Democrat presidential candidate from California, and member of Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee has said, “In our investigation, we saw strong evidence of collusion”. He went on to question Donald Trump’s loyalty to this country, all but calling him a Russian spy. Sorry Eric. And you want to be my president?

RON WYDEN: The Senator from Oregon is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee said, “There is no longer a question of whether this campaign sought to collude with a hostil foreign power to subvert America’s democracy”.

MARK WARNER: The Democrat Senator from Virginia commented that “there’s no one that could factually say that there’s not plenty of evidence of collaboration or communications between the Trump Organization and the Russians”.

JOHN BRENNAN: Marc Thiessen correctly hit the nail on the head saying the John Brennan is the absolute worst scum of all in this. Brennan was a former CIA director, and as such had all sorts of access to top level information. He’s the idiot that called Trump’s actions “treasonous”. The only thing treasonous here is John Brennan’s comments. He should be strung up from the highest yardarm for that one! After it came out that he was about as flaming ass wrong about his comments, Brennan awkwardly tried to walk it back saying, “I don’t know if I received bad information, but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was.” John…it’s called being overly political in an area you should have kept your big mouth shut. Now, you should have to pay the price.

I’d say that an apt price for all of these people are they can never work in politics of any kind again…no governmental work what-so-ever. I’d say they should give up all pensions, all retirement earned in those positions they held or hold, and never be given a position where politics enters into the picture ever again. On top of that, each of them should be fined $10,000,000 and the money given directly to charities designated to Donald Trump…or better yet, to Republican campaign of Donald Trump’s choosing. You want fair? You believe the truth hurts? I’m sorry, but just apologizing or saying you had bad information for two years isn’t going to cut it this time around. These people need to be hurt, and hurt bad. Anything less is just a total abuse of their power.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Will You Ever See Mueller’s Report?

Robert Mueller is said to be very close to wrapping up his two year investigation into “Russian Collusion” of the Trump campaign. He is thought to release it sometime this week when Donald Trump is meeting with Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. But the catch here is, that because of Congress’ inaction, none of us (or them for that matter) may ever see the report.

Normally, under the old law, a special prosecutor would give their report to Congress, who would then most assuredly release it to the public. If you remember Ken Starr and his report on Bill Clinton (which was actually about Whitewater, not Monica Lewinsky), it was given to Congress and immediately made available on the internet. Not so anymore!

Congress let that particular law lapse, and the Clinton administration was quick to reign in control of all future investigations. So, Mueller’s report will go to one person and one person only…Attorney General William Barr. It will be Barr’s decision to release it to the public, give a copy of it to Congress, or keep it under wraps. Basically, Barr is not supposed to release the report unless it is found to be “in the public interest” whatever that means.

So, with all of the wrangling the Democrats are throwing at this, it is going to be the Trump administration that actually gets to see the report, and not the Democrats in Congress, unless the AG decides that they should.

I’m not so much in favor of that…not because it protects Trump. I’ve long said, if the guy is guilty in colluding with the Russians, he deserves to hang. No, I’m not in favor of the rule like it is because it’s too easy for either party, either side to hide the truth. You’ll never really hear the bad stuff on a president if he’s the one that ultimately gets to make the decision! That’s just wrong, and if it’s not released, the Democrats will cry foul and say it’s because there’s something very damning in the report. That may or may not be the case, but it’ll cast a huge pall over the whole investigation rather than show that nothing really happened.

No, William Barr needs to release the report, regardless what it says. He’s got to be able to show the world that nothing happened, and let the world read it for ourselves. Anything less will be a) a huge waste of taxpayer dollars, and b) cloud the issue of collusion forever. All it will do is give the Democrats something to scream about during the 2020 election!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!