Trump Indictment?

It’s looking more and more that Donald Trump may indeed get indicted by the Department of Justice over the whole Mar-a-Lago raid thing. And while that doesn’t intimate that he’s going to be found guilty at all, it does throw a little bit of a monkey wrench into the 2024 presidential campaign, doesn’t it?

I mean, if Trump is indicted for any crime between now and November 2024, there is a good chance it will turn off a portion of the electorate. What does that mean? Well, I would suggest that a certain percentage, and I’m not going to speculate on what that is, would turn their nose up at him and go with someone else for their presidential choice. I’m NOT saying that person would be Joe Biden or any other Democrat by the way. There WILL be a primary prior to the general election!

But let’s look at this in a little greater detail.

If Trump were to get indicted one of two things will happen. First, the Republican Trumpers will rally around him. It will energize his base twenty times what the Mar-a-Lago raid did. Second, it will damper the enthusiasm of independents to vote for him. Will it be enough to bring him the nomination? Not sure. But there is a third option out there that people are indeed starting to talk about.

It’s Ron DeSantis.

With DeSantis being hit this past week with a class action lawsuit over flying 50 illegals to Martha’s Vineyard, as a “human trafficking” scheme, (which Biden did like 200 times as many), the public is overwhelmingly backing the Florida governor against the Democrats. 72% of the people surveyed in a Rasmussen poll said they were happy to see what DeSantis, Abbott, and Ducey were doing.

DeSantis is a rock-ribbed conservative that’s not afraid to rock the boat to get his message across. He’s inventive and creative when it comes to how he gets that message across. Does that sound like another possible Republican candidate? Put another way, if Trump were to face indictment, do you think that most Trump fans could find comfort in a Ron DeSantis candidacy? My thoughts would tend to sway to yes.

The question is, would DeSantis be able to beat a Democrat. Again, my thoughts are that he would, and rather handedly. DeSantis is currently running for reelection against former Florida governor and current US Representative, Charlie Crist (a former Republican who flipped parties). DeSantis is ahead handedly in every single poll that’s been taken. Floridians love him, even against one of their former governors! And I feel that he’s not quite as loud-mouthed as Trump is. He can act more presidential, which has been one of the biggest knocks on Trump all along.

Besides, who are the Democrats going to throw at him? K-baby Harris? Pete Buttigieg? Gavin Newsome? C’mon. There isn’t anyone on their bench strong enough. And Biden is making it more and more clear that he’s not going to be running for reelection. He all but said that in his 60 Minutes interview. Republicans don’t need to worry if Trump gets thrown under the bus. There is someone with all of his policies, all of his showmanship, and not nearly the baggage as Trump waiting in the wings. Should be a good time through 2028 and beyond!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Biden’s Victory Lap Stumbles

Joe Biden has had a really rough 20 months in office. He has totally ignored the crisis at the southern border. In fact, he never even called it a “crisis”. But some of his staff did. He basically broke the printing press at the US Mint, by running it for 20 months straight. The economy, regardless what you hear from Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellin, is in recession (as defined by HER back when she was heading up the FED). Who can forget Biden’s horrific stumble with the Afghanistan withdrawal just over a year ago…a debacle that cost 13 American lives and countless Afghans their life. He’s basically been wrong on every single foreign policy issue he’s commented on during his entire career.

And I haven’t even scratched the surface with the whole Hunter Biden fiasco.

No, Joe Biden hasn’t had a very good presidency. I don’t care how he or that bimbo, Karine Jean-Pierre tries to spin it. It’s been a travesty at best. And just when he was ready to tell the American public that the inflation rate was going down, or at the very least was going to match what his merry band of economists said it was going to be, he stumbled like an old man going up the steps of Air Force One. Oh wait. That happened, didn’t it. Let me try another one. Like an old man falling off a bike. Geesh. Sorry. I guess I’ll just move on.

The August inflation numbers came out yesterday. While Biden was hoping to sing the praises of “the best economy this country has ever seen!”, he had to take a step back. Inflation is still with us. And while it ticked down from an annual rate of 8.5% in July to 8.3% in August, the month over month inflation rate was up 0.1% (so much for NO inflation, Joe!)

Economists had hoped that inflation year over year would be no higher than 8.1%. The fact it fell short of their projection doesn’t sit well with most Americans. Most Americans could give a rat’s rear end what the inflation rate is. They just want to go back to the days of an economy under Donald Trump. And while they may hate the man, they certainly loved his policies. Unemployment, especially among minorities were at historically low levels. If you wanted a job, you had one, and the wages were increasing, while inflation was stuck at 1.5% a year, not a month. It seemed that the policies of this Manhattan real estate developer were exactly what the country needed.

And instead, we’ve got Joe. We’ve got a guy that can’t spend money quick enough. Even his “wins” like taking $10,000 off of college loan debts were met with groans from both sides of the aisle. Americans were furious with it because they had to work on their own to pay back the debt, and those folks that didn’t go to college at all, are now forced to pay back the loans of those that did. It’s no wonder this guy’s approval ratings are under water!

Let’s face it. Inflation is just the most visible sign of a presidency that has been an utter abortion. And no…the Supreme Court didn’t outlaw ALL abortions. Just look at Biden’s job performance! Whether or not he can manage to get the inflation rate down to say 5% or so by election day is anyone’s guess, but if I were a betting man, I would say go against the odds on that one. Lowering an inflation rate isn’t as easy as making a deal with your son and the Ukrainians. Or the Chinese.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Shooting Themselves In The Foot

You almost have to laugh at the intensity that Democrats are trying to lose, not only this fall, but in 2024. I know what the pundits are saying. They keep harping on the narrative that the races are all tightening, and that the red wave may not be so blood red after all. I know I’ve written about how some of the Senate races are not that close. Well, they’re closing. And it looks like the Dem’s are pulling a play out of the old GOP playbook and are shooting themselves in the foot.

A lot of it has to do with Joe Biden.

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Democrats thought that it would be the lynchpin in the Republicans chances to getting Congress back. Certainly no one would vote Republican in the tight Senate races! And here in the AZ, Mark Kelly is using two issues in all of his campaign ads…abortion, and privatizing social security (I didn’t even think that last one was a thing!)

And, as we’ve seen in a New York runoff for the House, abortion rights played a role in that one. In Kansas, voters there rejected doing away with abortions. But there is an underlying problem Democrats up for election this cycle all face.

It’s Joe Biden.

Biden’s decision to cut student loans by $10,000 for those making under $125,000 a year without a real plan on how to pay for it is swamping Democrats’ chances this fall. Apparently, K-baby Harris is the one that was adamant about pulling the trigger on it, and it could just be yet another K-baby hustle that goes flat (insert cackling laugh here). A poll by Reuter’s/Ipsos just released, and taken over two days since the student loan debacle was announced, showed that Biden’s approval rating, which had been climbing into the low to mid 40’s over the past couple of weeks is now at 38%. And that Democrats are taking the heat for it.

72% of Americans in a recent poll say that they are angry at Biden’s decision and that 61% say it will effect their vote come this November!

In Arizona, a new poll shows that Mark Kelly, who’s lead over Blake Masters was almost double digits a week ago, is now down within the margin of error. And that’s with Kelly running five ads to every one of Masters! A new presidential poll (which really doesn’t mean anything) shows that Biden would beat Trump in a presidential election if held today by one single solitary point, 43-42%. 8% said they wanted to vote for someone else.

And in case you’re thinking that the poll was weighted toward Republicans, 1,005 adults took part. 449 were Democrats, 357 were Republicans, and the last 199 were Independents.

Maybe there’s hope for this thing after all!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

EXTRA! Harwood Gone At CNN!

John Harwood, an uber-leftist snowflake reporter on CNN has been handed his walking papers and shown the door. The move comes less than a month after Brian Stelter, the overweight host of Reliable Sources was canned. The move is seen as yet another example of what new CEO, Chris Licht had forecasted back in June.

Of course the left is extremely upset over Harwood’s firing. Harwood last appeared on CNN on this past Friday, as he lambasted Donald Trump as a “demented demagogue” while praising Joe Biden’s rambling attack on MAGA Republicans. Apparently, that was enough to send him over the edge.

Personally, I didn’t watch much CNN, so Harwood’s departure doesn’t mean much to me. I can bet, however that between Stelter and Harwood, people like Jim Acosta, Erin Burnett, and Jake Tapper can’t be too far behind. I’m sure all three are polishing up their resumes.

I do give Licht credit. He is trying very hard to bring back some of the glitter that CNN had back in the early 1990’s after coving the first Gulf War. Back then they made news reporters like Wolf Blitzer household names, and were a very reliable network for covering the news. Since that time, however, they’ve taken a hard left turn that has seen them mis-quote people, totally falsify and make up stories altogether, and vilify anyone that doesn’t agree with their socialistic rhetoric.

So, it’s adios amigos to John Harwood. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Want To Know WHY Dems Are Looking Forward To November?

If you are a poll-watcher like I am, you are seeing something rather disturbing. Something that makes you think of conspiracy theories and cheating all over again. Except for the most part, it’s totally legal, and while it’s a shade unethical, it IS afterall politics.

The Democrats are very hopeful they are going to retain the Senate in the midterms, and may even pull an upset in the House. What in the world is the reason for this monumental turnaround?

Donald Trump.

Actually, it was the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago that was the culprit. See, before August 8th, the Republicans controlled a very strong narrative. There was the southern border crisis. There was the increase in gasoline prices to historic highs. There was an inflation rate we haven’t seen in some 40 years. There was a recession. There was a supply chain shortage. There was an huge jump in the crime rate, where perps were literally getting away with murder. There was a problem in Ukraine and the billions of dollars we were sending them to fight the Russians so we wouldn’t have to get involved. There were a TON of issues on the Republicans plate, any one of them could win an election.

Democrats had really only two issues. And one of them is very weak. They had the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and they had a few congressional candidates talking about privatizing Social Security, which Republicans have talked about for decades.

So, why the tightening? Because since August 8th, the big story has been Donald Trump. He has taken the air out of the campaign and forced the Republicans off message and their issues out of the newspapers and off TV. The thing you hear now isn’t inflation or high gas prices or crime, or the supply chain. You aren’t hearing about the bungling of the economy or the recession. You’re hearing about Mar-a-Lago.

And while 50% say that the FBI raid there wasn’t legal, wasn’t a big deal, and doesn’t matter in the scheme of things, it’s taken the air out of the Republicans’ campaign. and given the Democrats a second wind.

My question is, was the raid at Mar-a-Lago planned and timed to help the Democrats? If so, it’s also illegal because the FBI and the DOJ would be playing politics and neither organization is supposed to be politically motivated! Did the Dems’ put Merrick Garland up to it? I don’t think the man is smart enough to figure this one out on his own without help. If it was, it was an August Surprise that may just stay on the front pages of your newspaper through the election. Oh, you still have the concern about paying your bills. It’s just that no one is talking about it any longer. Seems to me, that’s a pretty effective way of getting around the problem. If it is a campaign ploy, getting Donald Trump to do your dirty work because his ego can’t stop him from talking about how he’s getting screwed by Washington is a genius way to do it!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Here’s The Reason You Should Worry…

This year’s midterm elections are important if Republicans want to stop Joe Biden’s excessive spending and bring down inflation. But there is a big caveat sitting in their way, and I know I’m going to upset some of you when I say that…

The big caveat is Donald Trump.

Actually it’s the Trump endorsed candidates. Trump seems to have had a litmus test when it came to endorsements, and that is, “Was the 2020 election stolen?” If you answered yes, you got the endorsement. Every single endorsement Trump has made has backed his assertion that 2020 was stolen from him. And the problem is, a lot of these folks have zero experience when it comes to politics. Of course, Trump didn’t either, and that’s part of the problem.

Not all of these candidates are Donald Trump. They certainly don’t have his demeanor, and they don’t have his speaking abilities. And judging by the latest polling, they don’t have the voters’ attention yet either.

It’s still assumed that the Republicans will take the House this midterm. But the Senate has a lot of folks wondering. What once was a “big red wave” is turning purple very quickly. Here’s why.

When you look at the current polling, and granted, it’s still early, out of eight important Senate races, Democrats lead in six of them, Republicans one, and they are tied in one. And if the current polling stands, the Dems will pick up four seats in the Senate giving K-baby Harris nothing to do but cackle.

Here’s the polling:

In Arizona, Mark Kelly leads Blake Masters by 8 or 9 points depending on who you believe

In Florida, Val Demings leads Marco Rubio (the incumbent) by 4 points

In Georgia, Ra;phael Warnock leads Herschel Walker by 3 or 4 points depending on the poll

In Nevada, Catherine Cortez-Masto leads Adam Laxalt by 3 points (this one is getting closer though)

In North Carolina, Ted Budd and Cheri Beasley are tied. This could be a possible flip.

In Ohio, the GOP’s only bright spot, JD Vance leads Tim Ryan by 3, but in the Margin of Error

In Pennsylvania, John Fetterman leads Mehmet Oz by 11.

Finally in Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes leads over incumbent Ron Johnson by 4

It doesn’t appear that there is a huge red wave at all. And as I look at some of the other races Trump’s folks are in, they aren’t doing well either. Kari Lake trails Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in the race for Arizona’s Governor’s mansion. And again, Hobbs is a politician with experience, Lake has none. Brian Kemp, not a Trump supporter, is leading Stacey Abrams in Georgia by about 4 points. In Michigan, Trumpster, Tudor Dixon is losing to incumbent, Gretchen Whitmer by 4 points. And in Pennsylvania, Democrat Josh Shapiro leads Republican Doug Mastriano by 10 points. Now add to that if you look at extremely early polling between Joe Biden and Donald Trump? Until recently, Biden was beating Trump nationally by 3 or 4 points. As of the first of August, Trump had reversed that. It was before the Mar-A-Lago raid by the FBI, so who knows how that ended up playing out.

After looking at those numbers, I don’t see a red wave at all. In fact, at the current rate, Nancy Pelosi may just be right that the Democrats will indeed hold the House as well as the Senate.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

CDC Admits They Were Wrong

Remember when you were told you needed to lockdown in your home for “two weeks to flatten the curve” on COVID? Remember how you were told wearing a mask didn’t help, then was mandatory? Remember how the way to beat the pandemic was to “social distance” and stay six feet away from anybody else? Remember how your kids’ schools all got shut down for over a year, and they had to learn at home? Remember all of the cancelled weddings, parties, birthdays, holidays, and funerals that were missed because of this disease? Remember how the CDC said, and the president aped that the best way to beat COVID was to get vaccinated? Well, apparently the CDC has come out with a new directive.

The CDC was wrong all along.

The Director of the CDC, Rochelle Walensky, came out Wednesday and said that oops, we did not “reliably” meet our mission during COVID, and that’s got to change. In other words, the CDC told you and me a bunch of stuff that just wasn’t accurate. And the big mouthpiece for all of the directives, Anthony Fauci? He was all a big part of it, though he is nowhere to be found after Walensky’s mea culpa.

So the CDC needs to reorganize and transition. The Centers for Disease Control really didn’t control COVID with any authority. After all, over 1,000,000 Americans died! They were too busy telling people to stop smoking and get mammograms. But that’s all going to end now. Now they apparently know what they’ve done wrong, and they are going to fix it!

What the CDC needs to do is do what it’s name implies. They need to control diseases. They should have been on top of the research for COVID long before it became a problem in this country. Other countries around the world had produced millions of pages of documents on the disease and what worked and what didn’t work. To have our very own disease experts languish as Fauci and Deborah Birx did was inexcusable.

Walensky is apparently going to be able to keep her job. Fauci is going to keep his job, though he said (at age 81) that he was probably going to step down in a year or so. What needs to happen is all of these people that were involved in the politicization of COVID be fired and denied their retirement benefits. It would be a fitting memorial to the million plus people that have died, and the more than 400 people a day that are still dying from COVID in this country.

Either the United States is going to be the world leader in medicine, or it’s yet, one more thing that we are going to hand over to the Chinese to run. Either Joe Biden needs to step up to the plate and explain to the American people what HIS administration and Trump’s did were both wrong and inconclusive and that they mis-served the American people, costing over a million lives and trillions of dollars. They’ve caused the recession we are in, and they’re the ones at fault for listening to the faulty information, along with people like Walensky, Fauci, and Birx.

To do anything less is not only immoral and unethical, it’s criminal.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Liz Cheyney’s Political Death

It all comes to an end for Liz Cheyney in Wyoming today. The daughter of former Vice President, Dick Cheyney has a huge uphill battle on her hand if she wants to continue with a fourth term in Congress next year. She is currently trailing Harriet Hageman in the Republican primary by some 28 points, with Hageman receiving almost 55% of the GOP primary vote. A different poll taken two weeks earlier had the gap at 22 points.

So, how did Cheyney get into this mess?
She did it basically with one simple vote and her steadfastness to that ideology since. She was one of ten Republicans that voted for impeachment after Donald Trump had left office. Of those ten, four decided not to run for reelection, three have lost their primaries (a rarity for an incumbent), and two won their primaries and will face the general election in November. Cheyney is the tenth and final Congressman to face voters after voting for impeachment of Trump on January 13, 2021.

It hasn’t been an easy road for the Wyoming Congressman. She got censored earlier for her vote to impeach Donald Trump surrounding the whole January 6th affair, and she was one of two Republicans hand-picked by Nancy Pelosi to sit on the January 6th Committee. She has seemed much more like a Democrat than a Republican while on that stage.

If you were to take away the whole impeachment thing, and her chastising Trump after he left office, and let her run, I believe you’d see an entirely different result than the polling that has been done lately. Up until her slamming Trump, she most likely would not have been primaried, and most likely would have maintained her seat. But she felt it more important to give her judgement of the situation than to either back her president, or to keep quiet on the issue. The other member of the January 6th Committee that was a hand-picked Republican was Adam Kinzinger. He chose not to run for reelection after his poling results found he’d not win.

I have to say that except for maybe leaving the US Capitol as folks such as Al Franken had to leave, under a cloud of scandal and sexual abuse, I would have to believe that losing in a primary when you want to retain your seat has to be the most embarrassing thing for either a Representative or a sitting Senator. Liz Cheyney apparently doesn’t care about that. She just wants to slam Donald Trump for his time in office. And the funny thing is, she has no real proof, as do any of us, that he actually did anything illegal, immoral, or even fattening!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Despite Wins, Biden’s Poll Numbers Crater

Quinnipiac Poll just came out with their latest poll regarding presidential approval numbers. And despite the fact that Joe Biden seems to have had a pretty decent week or two lately, his numbers wouldn’t bear that out.

Overall, Biden’s approval numbers have fallen to 31%, his lowest ever. 94% of Republicans, 71% of Independents, and a whopping 67% of Democrats say Biden is doing a lousy job! He fared a little better among registered voters with 33% approving of his efforts and 59% against.

Biden’s handling of individual issues showed his weakness. Only 50% approved of his handling of COVID, with 43% against. 40% approve of the way he’s handling the Russia/Ukraine situation, 52% disapprove. On foreign policy, 33% approve, 62% disapprove.

But the two bottom categories are two categories that concern Americans most. On gun violence, Biden scores a 32% approval and 61% disapproval. And on the economy, which is going to probably be the largest campaign issue this fall, Biden is at a miserable 28%, while 66%, almost 2/3 of the electorate disapprove of it.

Is it any wonder the Dems are trying to find anyone that can run and do a better job than Biden? The problem, as I’ve said in the past, is they don’t have a bench at all. Voters have emphatically said that they don’t want to see people running again that ran in the past and lost. That would eliminate people like K-baby Harris, Hillary Clinton, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and of course, Bernie Sanders. It does seem to open the door for people like Gavin Newsome. But with his tarnished record running California, I can only assume there would be enough people that would reject his candidacy pretty quickly.

As far as a Biden/Trump matchup in 2024? Well, according to Quinnipiac, Americans are looking at someone different in both parties. Only 24% feel Biden should run again, while 70% say he shouldn’t. Trump doesn’t fare much better. 32% say he should try for reelection, while 60% say he should stay in Florida.

As far as favorables for say, the top four candidates? Trump is the most popular with 37% approval. He’s followed by Biden at 35% (as a candidate, not the presidential approval rating). Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis has 31% approval, but 35% of the respondents hadn’t heard enough information about him to make a decision. And K-baby Harris brings up the rear with just 27% approval.

It will certainly make an interesting primary season. You KNOW that Biden is going to be primaried, and I bet Trump is as well. It’ll be interesting to see if either of them is strong enough to get through 2023 unscathed.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

EXTRA! Dodged That Bullet!

And to think…with all of the angst and criticism going on around the country right now about Merrick Garland’s decision to “personally sign the search warrant” for Mar-A-Lago, we could have very easily had that guy sitting on the Supreme Court bench for life!

That would have been a travesty of justice to say the least!

Merrick Garland, the current Attorney General of the United States of America, is the first and only Attorney General to sign a search warrant that instructs the FBI to raid the home of a former president. Bobo Obama never had this. Hillary Clinton never had this. Joe Biden never had this. Jimmy Carter never had this!

Why in the world would this idiot of a lawyer sign a document that had NEVER been signed in the history of our country before? Because he’s nothing more than a political hack, and not a very good one at that.

When I think back to Bobo Obama nominating this clown for the high court during his last year in office, and Mitch McConnell telling the world he wasn’t going to get a hearing, but that he was going to wait until the elections were over to see who won before granting Garland floor time for a confirmation hearing, I kinda sorta felt sorry for Garland. That was pure emotion and had no logic behind it. I know McConnel has taken a lot of crap from a lot of people over the years as Majority and Minority Leader in the Senate. But he was spot on for this one.

Can you imagine for a second (no longer than that please!) that Garland would be deciding constitutional issues? He would have been the worst Supreme Court justice in our nation’s history! As it is, I don’t know that he is going to be able to hold on to his job as Attorney General much past January if the GOP wins the midterms. Kevin McCarthy, the next presumptive Speaker of the House has already tweeted the Garland needs to clear his calendar for next year’s hearings, and to be ready to update his resume.

I know Democrats who don’t want to see Trump run against Biden are gleeful at this, even though most of them aren’t willing to comment publicly about it. And while I think that’s a pretty smart move that will save them embarrassment up the road, they need to realize the path they have put this country on is heading down the road to destruction. Forget an infrastructure bill. They need a bill that says Congress and the White House will follow the Constitution under the penalty of loss of all personal property.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!