Will The Supreme Court Leak Matter Come November?

It’s a question that will get you a million different answers depending on whom you ask. If you talk to Democrats, it’s the issue that they’ve been waiting for. If you talk to Republicans, it’s no big deal because there are a million other issues that are more prevalent. Will it matter at all?

I am not sure at this point. First of all, if the Supreme Court never had this leak, would it had changed the outcome next month? Doubtful. If they are going to find that the whole national abortion strategy should be a states’ rights issue, it wouldn’t matter if it came out in April, May, or June. When it comes out, regardless the outcome, it will have some impact, for sure.

Is it going to be the calm of the “big red storm” everybody has been predicting? Nope. Sorry, but there are just as many people that feel that abortion shouldn’t be legal and those that feel it should. It’s about as evenly divided as can be in this country. The last poll I saw said 51% said the Supreme Court should not overturn Roe. 49% said they should. That’s not what I would call enough to be the number one issue in an election.

When you look at inflation, supply chain problems, immigration out of control, crime in the streets, a looming recession, and a Congress that can’t get anything done, even though the Democrats control both houses of it, those are issues that matter more to people than abortion. And, even quite a few Democrats (Ruth Bader Ginsburg among them) have said that the logic behind Roe passing muster in 1973 was flawed beyond belief. Justices totally bypassed the 10th Amendment to get to the14th Amendment in finding a way to get it done.

Is this going to tip the balance of power in Congress? Nope. I know Dems are out there fundraising right now trying to tell people that “women’s health” is becoming the number one issue in the country. It hasn’t been for decades, and it won’t be this time around either. I don’t care what side of the abortion issue you’re on, there just aren’t going to be enough people fighting for it to really care and really make a difference. The Supreme Court, if indeed the leaked decision stands, is just correcting a mistake that it made some fifty years ago. I’m surprised actually, that it took this long to get it done.

I still think there is going to be somewhat of a red wave this November. This was a shock to Democrats, but only because they lost and they weren’t thinking they were going to lose. There is nothing that they can do at this point to right that ship because it’s sailed. Packing the court isn’t going to do it because a) there isn’t time and b) even if they got it through both houses of Congress, and got Biden to sign it into law, the blowback from the American people would be vicious. Deciding that the Justices should have term limits of some sort, works a little better in the minds of the public, but then the call for Congress to have term limits will be front and center and that’s something they don’t want to come within a hundred miles of.

And of course, you’ve got conservatives on both parties that are fundraising as well, saying that if Democrats succeed in keeping Congress, it pushes the US further and further to the left and the Supreme Court will be “punished” for what it did to abortion.

Breathe deep and don’t worry. November will be here soon enough!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Jobs Numbers Are Out. It’s Who You Believe That Determines How Good They Are

The good news for the economy is that there were 428,000 “new” jobs added to the economy in the month of April. The “experts” said it would be about 300,000, so the good news is, the economy added more jobs than was predicted. The jobless rate held steady at 3.6%, which is still 0.1% above where it was before the whole COVID thing hit back in February/March of 2020.

The thing that you won’t hear Joe Biden or the administration or the talking heads on the snowflake news channels say is, there were 4 MILLION Americans that have quit their jobs this year without going to a new job.

My question is why?

Obviously, when you add jobs to the economy it’s good because people are earning money, they’ve gotten off the couch, they’re contributing to society. That’s good for the country, regardless what side of the political spectrum you’re on. However, when millions of people say they’ve had enough, be it because of vaccine mandates, or mask mandates, or they just hit retirement age and decided to rest and relax, that’s a lot of folks not contributing.

The overall problems with our economy is still there. First of all, the government does not add new jobs to the economy unless they are expanding government. That’s the only way Joe Biden should be getting credit. We are still adding back the jobs that were lost during COVID, and according to CNN Business, they say that by the end of August of this year, all of the jobs lost due to COVID will have been added back into the workforce.

Now, that means that all that Biden claims to have “added” and “grown” as far as jobs is concerned isn’t really the truth. All he’s been able to do is slowly, over the past year and a half add back some of the jobs that were lost when we shut down. He hasn’t expanded the economy. In fact, as the GDP shows from the first quarter, we have contracted the sized of our economy. One more bad quarter means that we’ve hit the definition of “recession”. That would be about six to eight months earlier than most economic experts are predicting. They are saying that 2023 is when we should tighten our belts (if you do such a thing during a recession), and be ready for high inflation and a lower economy. That will be far enough into Biden’s watch as president that there isn’t any way he can blame Trump for that. He’s going to have to step up and take the responsibility for it.

Yes, we are slowly getting back to normal after COVID. And that’s a good thing. I don’t know anyone that wants our economy to falter or fail. But having said that, we’re a long ways off from where we were with Trump as president. Inflation is wholly seven times higher now than it was back then. Gas prices are wholly $2.50 a gallon higher now than it was back then. We had no supply chain issues back then. And we had no problems on the southern border.

What is scary is that we have real problems. And what are the Democrats screaming about? They are screaming about an early draft that was leaked on abortion from the Supreme Court. It means nothing. It could be entirely reversed by June. They need to focus on what’s happening now and not worry about what may happen up the road. Even then, it’s not going to eliminate abortions. It only is going to allow the states to make that decision, which is what the 10th Amendment says should happen anyway. We can only pray that one day, these snowflakes would look to the future and figure out what’s BEST for America!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Is The Left Over-Reacting To Supreme Court Leak?

My initial hunch is of course they are. Anytime they are seeing anything that could even be construed as limiting abortion, they go bat-crazy. And so, it’s to be expected that Democrats are going to try and do everything in their power to keep that. The problem is very simple.

There isn’t a damn thing they can do about it.

The Supreme Court is the last stop on the railroad. There is no way to change what the court has said unless a future court decides to do what this one did, which was actually rectify a poor decision that was made under pressure from liberal women back in 1973. But we have to be very clear about what is and what isn’t happening. The Supreme Court is NOT over-turning Roe v. Wade per se.

What the Supreme Court is doing, IF what everyone has read by now in the leaked decision is accurate, is send back to the state of Mississippi the court case that came before the high court. That case limits abortions to 15 weeks (through the first trimester). Most people in the country (68% by the way according to a recent poll) say that they would agree with this limitation. Snowflake liberals don’t. They want abortion on demand up to and including birth. That is not the majority opinion in the country however. When you get closer to the actual birth, the number of people thinking at abortion should still be legal drops to 22%.

But the Supreme Court, by sending this case back to Mississippi (it’s called Dobbs v. Jackson in case you’re interested), it’s saying it’s a states’ rights issue and Mississippi has the right to decide this case on their own. That being said, Roe v. Wade is going to be changed because it isn’t a “national policy”, but abortion isn’t going to go away. States can decide if they want to have abortions made legal in their state, and if so, what, if any, limitations are going to be attached.

And actually, the liberals if they had an ounce of brains in their head, should be rejoicing on this one. Do you know how many abortions have been performed in this country since 1973? The answer is about 63 million. Now, let’s assume that 75% (a number I’m pulling out of the air) were Democrats and 25% were Republicans who got abortions. That means that Democrats have lost about 47,250,000 million new voters. And you think 12 or 13 million illegals coming into this country is a big deal? How close would ANY election be if Dems were to throw an additional 47 million votes their candidates way? You wouldn’t HAVE to get rid of the filibuster. We’d be a one-party nation in a matter of two decades. But that’s the short-sightedness of the left. Give me a way to not have a baby that I would have raised to be liberal! Duh!

Anyway, Roe v. Wade may be changed, it may not legalize abortions everywhere, but it will still be around. You can always drop by California, or New York, or Oregon, or Washington State, and get your abortion is you want.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Can The Senate Pass Anything?

Of course they can. The problem is the Democrats that run the Senate have learned over the last year that they have been doing it all wrong. I think they’re starting to realize that.

The Senate is supposed to be a deliberative body. They are the part of Congress that doesn’t rush into things. Hence, the filibuster. Hence the fact that it takes so many votes (60) to cut off debate. And the current rulers of the Senate seemed to forget that even when you have the Vice President there breaking tie votes in a 50/50 Senate, you’re going to need to work across the aisle. That’s something the Democrats have been unwilling to do this past 16 months.

They’re learning they need to do that or they are going to continue running into brick walls. The Dems are realizing very quickly they really haven’t done much of anything since taking over with a 50/50 split. Reconciliation is in limbo because most of what the Dems want to pass, immigration reform, election reform, and climate change legislation isn’t going to fly with the folks sitting across the aisle with them. And unlike in the House, where Pelosi can ram it down the Republican’s throats, Chuckles Schumer can’t do that. Or at least it’s starting to look like he’s learning that lesson.

Democrats need to pass what they feel is real legislation with teeth. The bad thing for them is the Republicans have been solidly in opposition because Democrats don’t want to include the GOP in any discussions. And then you’ve got the likes of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema that have come out against a few of the signature Biden bills, and oops. Nothing gets done. They don’t even have the votes to pass the easiest bills by themselves.

Democrats need to learn that they can’t just ram the bills through like they do in the House. They need to negotiate. They need to compromise. They need to realize that what passes in the House isn’t going to pass in the Senate. Either they reach a compromise and get half a loaf, or they’ll go hungry. They haven’t realized this so far, and it’s a little late in the game to want to change strategies. I mean, it’s May! They’ve got about six months before the midterms. And they’ve got all the recesses and holidays ahead of them to force them into a corner.

The question is, can the Democrats convince upwards of 12 Republicans to switch their tune? Of course they can get Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney, the three biggest RINO’s in the party to switch. That’s not the problem. With Manchin and Sinema voting with Republicans on a lot of the key issues, where are the other nine votes coming from? The answer is, they ain’t coming unless you compromise and get rid of stuff. You’re going to have to come up with a way to shut down the illegals pouring into the country. You’re going to have to shut down mail-in ballots that magically appear two days after all the votes have been counted. You’re going to have to realize that Green New Deal and climate change legislation is pretty much a non-starter.

And my answer is, I have no faith in the Democrats who have wanted to rule with an iron fist to be able to do any of that. They enjoy swinging the hammer. And it’s going to get them one thing. A seat on the back bench where they can sit quietly or bitch to the heavens that life just isn’t fair. The thing to remember is, they brought it on themselves.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Is It Possible For Dems To Salvage Congress?

Well, anything is possible. But in the long and short of it, it’s going to be, as we say in golfing vernacular, a very long putt. Congress needs to do several things in order to stay in Democrats’ hands, and it won’t be easy.

First and foremost, everyone running this election cycle needs to distance themselves as far away from Joe Biden as they possibly can. That’s priority one. Biden is political poison. I would be exceptionally surprised to the point of a heart attack if anyone currently in Congress asks Biden to campaign for them. The latest polling shows Biden with a 33% approval rating, and what’s worse is his rating with independent voters is now at 26%. Those numbers are the lowest in history. The longer he stays below 40%, the less chance he has of doing anything.

The second thing Democrats in Congress need to do is pick a side. Either they are going mainstream liberal Democrat, or they are going socialist. They have spent the last two years waffling and fighting each other, rather than the Republicans. That’s first of all not a good message to send to voters, and second, it’s terrible for the economy. It’s a well-known fact that Democrats love to spend money and don’t care about deficits. That doesn’t play very well when you are looking at the highest inflation levels since Jimmy Carter’s recession at the end of the 1970’s.

The last thing the Democrats need more than anything really, is to understand that their way of governing just doesn’t work. They cannot reverse their current course by continuing to pass social spending programs that the country simply cannot afford. Now, I’m not going to blame the entire federal debt on Dems, Republicans have also been more than a little guilty of bloating our debt. But the Democrats relish it. It’s their belief that if they spend enough money on the lower and middle classes, those folks will automatically vote for them. They are learning early through all of the polls that’s just not the case. When Mom & Pop American can’t afford to put food on the table, clothes on their kids’ backs, and take them to the doctor’s office when they are sick, they aren’t going to be happy. The old adage, “America votes with it’s pocketbook” is certainly going to prove out to be true in November.

And there you have it. Three simple, yet highly unattainable steps that Democrats need to maintain control of the Congress, and allow Joe Biden (or whomever is handling him) to govern and spend money like the drunken sailor he appears to be.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Stimis Coming Back?

If Democrats have their way, you should be getting another stimi check in the mail sometime, probably this summer. Oh, it will be a whopper of one too! The reason is simple.

They’re going to pay you for your pain at the gas pumps.

See, Democrats know that the price of gasoline in this country is probably going to be one of the major contributors to them losing the House of Representatives, and quite possibly the Senate come the November midterm elections. And they can’t take that. They’ve been strategizing 24/7 on how to put the brakes on the incredible slide their party has had in just the last year and three months.

And they’ve hit on the philosophy that if you can’t sway people into thinking it’s the Republicans fault, or Vladimir Putin’s fault, or China’s fault, then pay them off. If you give people enough money in the form of a stimulus check, you may just be able to buy back their votes.

I don’t think that will work.

It would seem to me that there are some in this country that probably will bite. I think most of America will take the check, regardless however large it is, and still turn their backs on the Dems come November. The reasoning behind that is simple. It’s not all about gasoline.

It’s about socialism. It’s about liberal politics that nobody cares about. It’s about the fact that most people are wanting to punish the Democrats for Hunter Biden, Hillary Clinton, the Afghanistan pullout and yes, inflation. They want to hit them hard for the problems at the southern border, which are getting worse, not better. They want to stop the “supply chain” problems that make store shelves bare. And they want people to respect the police, not defund them. They want the crime spree this country has seen over the past several years that has gone on without District Attorneys hardly paying notice, to come to an end. And Democrats haven’t done a damn thing about any of it.

Now we are the precipice of war in Eastern Europe. We are supplying arms to Ukraine because we haven’t the guts to stand up to regimes like Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. We let them walk all over us because we have leaders in this country that don’t have anything swinging between their legs, and all they want to do is tell us it’s somebody else’s fault. No one, not Democrat, not Republican takes any responsibility for the failures of this government. And they should.

And so, you may be getting a check in the mail this summer. It will be timed so that you can vote for the incumbent Democrat in your House district, or the Democrat running to unseat the Republican in the general election. I would suggest you not be fooled. Can you really be bought for a couple thousand dollars? Are your values that unimportant? Democrats think so. It’s time to prove them wrong!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Dems Split On Gas Prices

The over-riding question heading into the last six months before a midterm election which very well could show a change in the guard at the Capitol, isn’t about voter fraud (though it’s still out there as an issue). It isn’t about the southern border (ditto). It’s about gas prices and inflation. And it’s about what the party in charge of the federal government is going to do about it.

And if you were to ask the Democrats in charge what they see on the horizon, some say that if gas is expensive come November, it will cost them pretty much everything. Others are saying it will be no big deal. They don’t believe that America will blame the left for the high gas prices.

I think the only way America doesn’t blame the left is if the Republicans can’t get the message out there that Ukraine and Russia haven’t been the reason for the high oil prices in the first place. We were paying about double at the pump than what we paid in 2020 under Donald Trump all of last year, and it’s continued to rise. Of course, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia has spiked the prices to all time highs, but had the invasion occurred before Biden took office, and we were paying $1.76 on average, it would have only jumped prices to about $2.60 a gallon.

Industry experts say that depending on what goes on in Ukraine we could be paying $5 a gallon nationwide by the end of March and it could actually hit $10 a gallon by the summer driving season. If Democrats think they can pan that off to Vladimir Putin, that’s one thing, but I’d say personally that once again, they’ve gotten their hands on some very powerful illegal substances. While a war half a world away would cause a blip in pricing, we only were getting 8% of our oil from Russia. It’s not going to go crazy because of that. It’s going to go crazy because of Joe Biden’s love affair with the electric car.

There are tons of Dems that see this as the reason that they should be doubling down on their efforts to make the electric cars (costing upwards of $65,000) the go-to transportation source for all Americans. In theory that might work, but Americans realize that gas prices go up and gas prices go down. And so do electricity prices that it will cost to charge those “green” cars. And the funny thing is, no one is saying boo about the fact that when these batteries die, the cost is rather steep, between $3,000 and $6,000 depending on the model of the car you buy to replace that battery. And what do you do with the old batteries? Recycling could be a major problem.

Gas prices will indeed be an election issue if the prices is above $3 a gallon come November, count on it. And yes, America will hold the party in power to blame if that’s the case. You have my word!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Rick Scott Hits On An Idea

Florida Senator, Rick Scott has really PO’ed both the White House, all sorts of Democrats, and even some Republicans with his latest idea, which I think is genius.

He wants everyone in the country to start paying income tax.

Now, on the surface, you’d probably agree with him and wonder why that’s such a controversial idea. What you may not know is that about 50% of the country pays NO federal income tax. Oh, they get tax credits, which means they will get a refund, but they are below the minimum as far as earned income (adjusted gross income) which allows them to not pay anything into the federal government.

Scott got lambasted from pretty much all sides with his proposal. But when you think about it, he’s exactly right.

Here’s his point (and mine). We have now hit the $30 trillion debt limit and it’s still climbing thanks the Joe Biden and his spendthrift ways. We owe China trillions of dollars from the debts they have purchased over the years. And there is no end in sight. At some point in time, we have to start lowering that debt if we ever want to remain solvent as a nation. In order to do that, we need to have everyone, not just the top half of income earners in the country chipping in. There is no way short of a revolution that the money people in this country are going to step up to the plate to the tune of $30 trillion to get rid of the debt, even over ten years, without fighting.

And of course, those that are in the bottom half and pay no income taxes want to stay tax free. In fact, they want to keep getting tax refunds even though they pay nothing into the federal coffers. So it puts the country into a conundrum. Someone is going to have to give up and pony up. Scott is 100% right in saying everyone is going to have to step up.

Unless there is a way to tax what political party you belong to, or who you voted for (which I think would probably face a backlash at the Supreme Court), you need to include everyone in this. Democrats and Republicans both have added to the federal debt over the years, and it is basically the people in Congress and the presidents that have put us in this bind.

There is one way to do it, but I don’t think most Americans would stand for it. That would be to eliminate all entitlement programs until the debt is wiped off. That means no social spending what-so-ever. It means no extra spending on foreign aid, it means no new programs like Biden’s Build Back Better. It means that everything pretty much except keeping the lights on, paying the military, and only keeping those departments of the federal government that are truly essential to the country operating stay open. Everyone else gets to shut their doors. And even if the departments are open, they cut their staffs by at least 75%. Now, notice I said “entitlements” and new spending. We won’t count Social Security or Medicare in that because those folks have already paid into that. Those two programs are not entitlements. They are owed to the people that had their money taken from them without their permission.

If there is an easier way to get the debt down, I don’t know what it is. I’m not an economist, but I can say we start by cutting all social programs at the federal level. We can also tell China that since COVID started in their lab, and was their fault, and cost us trillions, we are cancelling all debt with them, we are wiping the slate clean as far as they are concerned. That will more than likely piss them off, but them’s the breaks. Maybe economists can figure out a better way to do it, but it will most likely involve doubling or tripling the current tax structure. And you thought the Tea Tax the British threw at the folks of the colonies wasn’t taken well? Just wait!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

“Defunding” Is Dying

It was such a stupid comment to come out of the whole George Floyd incident. When people started thinking that they were going to punish police departments for killing blacks, by calling for police departments to be “defunded”, it sparked a liberal uprising. There were tons of people all over the liberal landscape clamoring to jump on the bandwagon. Members of Congress, blacks all over, liberal activists, city government officials, all could be heard screaming, “Defund The Police” at the top of their lungs.

And the more intelligent among us shook our heads in amazement. Here these people were going to defund the very source that was keeping them safe. And all because they were upset with the way a few police officers were treating blacks. They didn’t look at the whole picture. They didn’t realize that in 2021, blacks shot by police accounted for only 11% of the shootings. That’s less than the black population of 13.4%. The largest segment was “unknown” with about two-thirds of the shootings. Whites came in with actually more shootings than blacks, but a smaller percentage because there are more whites in the population.

And as time wore on and city councils around major cities began to defund their police departments, something amazing happened. Crime went up. In every city, defunding the police, putting fewer police on the street, not replacing the tons of cops that were retiring on a daily basis because they didn’t want to put their lives on the line for a bunch of ingrates, caused crime in those cities to spike. New York, LA, Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, Detroit, Cleveland, everywhere where Democrat controlled city councils decided that enough was enough and that they were going to pull funding, crime went up. And the liberals were shocked!

So, what are we hearing now? What’s the word coming from liberals about defunding police after a huge two year spike in crime in major Democrat controlled cities? They are back-pedaling as fast as they can. They’ve realized that they can’t take the cops out of the equation and expect everyone to live in peace. What’s fascinating is that black on black crime has soared. Black on white crime has soared. White on white crime is about even, and white on black crime is actually down. So, how well did defunding the police work?

It sucked.

Democrats realize that now that America has placed burgeoning crime rates toward the top of the list of important issues heading into an election year. And they realize that they were on the wrong side of the fence. Joe Biden met with New York Mayor, Eric Adams recently after two New York City officers were shot. He said, “Enough is enough because we know we can do things about this. But for the resistance, we’re getting from some sectors of the government and the Congress and the state legislatures and the organizational structures out there, you know, Mayor Adams, you and I agree, the answer is not to abandon our streets, that’s not the answer.”

Such a change in a short period of time! And “the resistance”? Oh, that would be from the city councils around the country that are still trying to blame their own police departments for the rise in crime that they themselves created.

It’s just another example of what happens when liberals are left in charge. They don’t know where the boundaries are and they push too fast, too far, and then when the crap hits the fan, they look for someone else to blame. It’s just plain sad we allow them to do more than social distance, wear masks, and only go to grocery stores!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Time To “UnMask” America?

I don’t think there are more than a handful of people in this country that would argue that we as a nation are tired of COVID. We’re tired of the ludicrous “mandates”, or plans that the Biden administration says they have, but we never see, and of the myriad of threats, tacit and otherwise, that are thrown at those that don’t want to get vaccinated. Now, public health officials all over the country, from all political factions and walks of life are saying, it’s time to start lifting the restrictions. Not just a few, but all of them.

And America says, “It’s about damn time!”

Only in heavily Democrat areas like New York City, LA, and Washington DC are mask mandates and social distancing still in effect. Oh, there are still all sorts of mandates in schools, which is funny when you think of it because the kids are the least susceptible of catching it, and if they do, they find it’s the mildest case. But it just goes to show that this isn’t just a pandemic. It’s a power grab.

And that is the most important thing to remember about this whole COVID thing.

In my “conspiracy-laden world”, this has been a test. It’s been a trial run that has been put on by the Chinese with help from the United States to see exactly how long we all could go being forced to change up our lives, give up our freedoms, and listen to what the government says we should do. And there’s a good reason for it.

If you look at where this country is heading politically, it’s moving farther and farther to the left. You cannot achieve socialism without gaining total control over the populace. It doesn’t work otherwise. We’ve seen snippets of what happens when segments of society don’t fall in line. People refuse to wear masks on airplanes, they don’t want to social distance, we see those in charge not wearing masks even as they tell us to do so. And when they do wear masks, it’s only as long as the cameras are on. The minute the paparazzi turn off the cameras, government officials tear off their masks like they were laced with hydrochloric acid.

And that was the first hint in my mind that yes, we’ve had a pandemic, but it’s been going on far too long for not the right reasons. Put another way, I’m more convinced this was some sort of control grab than I am that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen”. I know there are some of you out there that will never believe that, but I think there’s more proof in the COVID theory, than the election fraud theory (where no one has been able to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt).

It’s time to take off the masks. It’s time for Joe Biden to stop blaming all of his shortcomings on COVID, and climate change and start being some semblance of a leader. Let America see what you really can do as a leader and not blame everyone but yourself for the shortcomings that you’ve been exposing to us so far. And then we can make a decision in November of this year, and in 2024 whether or not you deserve to stay in your basement in Wilmington!

Carry on world, you’re dismissed!