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Are we looking at some real DHS incompetence at the Tijuana line?

Are we looking at some real DHS incompetence

at the Tijuana line?

Up until about now, I’ve been against the idea of firing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. She’s said the right things and any hampering of her duties seems to have been largely been the work of leftwing lawyers and mob protestors.
I’m not so sure of that anymore.
The news has been out for days, that the caravan migrants making their way up from Mexico would be entering the U.S. illegally through Tijuana. Not just any place from Tijuana, but a very specific place, Playas de Tijuana, where the land touches water so it’s exceptionally easy to pinpoint on the vast 1,954-mile stretch of the U.S. Mexico border. It’s where the organizers of the caravan, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, have a known base of operations. They used it for the April operation and now they are using it for the current one. You can read all about it in the San Diego Union-Tribune’s report three days ago, describing how Tijuana was “bracing” for the caravan, and where outraged Tijuana locals are rather unhappy about the caravan setting up camp in their upscale neighborhood again. Last night, they actually got into a confrontation.
It was right at that point that the caravaners put on a show, climbing the U.S. border fence as U.S. Border Patrol agents watched, waving their arms, yelling victory. And at least one jumped over before jumping back, consequence-free, having his fun as the U.S. agents stood by. We all know who won in that one.

Image credit: Fox News / San Diego Union-Tribune video screengrab

Here is the entire Fox News-San Diego Union-Tribune video.
What they did, for them, was Mission Accomplished. They were able to demonstrate that the U.S. is a paper tiger as far as the border goes, and there is no reason to fear jumping the border illegally. The border in fact, remains a joke and the U.S. in fact is powerless. That was the purpose of the show. They demonstrated for the TV cameras that they can jump the border any time they like and there’s not a thing the U.S. can do to stop it.
Which is what we saw.
Two big pieces of incompetence stand out for me: Where was the much-reported razor wire the U.S. military was supposedly installing? I watched television programs and looked at news photos and I could not find any. The Department of Homeland Security had days of intelligence, printed right there in the newspapers and news broadcasts, that the caravaners were headed to Playas de Tijuana, which would be the most logical place to string the wire.
Yet they didn’t string the wire. Oh, there was some belated stringing of wire, done by neither the military nor the DHS, but the news videos said it was done by contractors. And it was done late, reactively, after the first news accounts of the border spectacle made the news. No strategic estimates there about exactly where such wire would be needed, apparently it might’ve just been strung up in Arizona, where Gen. Mattis and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen made a show of visiting troops a couple days earlier. Talk about being caught flatfooted.
Here’s another thing: The Department of Homeland Security’s website doesn’t seem to think the caravan’s arrival is a big event, either. Their last notation about it, posted two weeks ago, posts ‘myth and fact’ about the caravan. That’s a little old. Their Operation Faithful Patriot link goes to what it calls ‘b-roll‘ which is background news, not ‘a-roll’ headline news. The border security link features a big item on security at the U.S.-Canadian border. This doesn’t sound like they consider this whole matter any big thing.
As for the concertina or razor wire that was belatedly strung, look at how bad it is – this is a DHS screengrab: It goes right to the beach water level and stops right there. Afte that, no concertina wire and just a low level fence. If you were a caravan illegal trying to get through to San Diego, a fit young man of military age who had just swam a border river on Mexico’s south, and walked and hitched truck rides thousands of miles from Honduras, would that fence be much of a physical problem for you? The only thing you’d do is walk over to the beach side with your feet in an inch or two of beach water and jump over to the U.S. from that point because it’s a no-brainer. You’d land in the soft sand and get your feet wet which would be a heckuva easy thing given the border fence you busted through, the bridges you jumped down and the rivers you swam back in Mexico.
I just don’t see any seriousness from the U.S. about this, despite the big press buildup about troops to the border and increased security as the caravaners announce their intention to break in in mass numbers. Apparently, it doesn’t bother anyone, other than President Trump, that the migrants are making a big show of U.S. incompetence.
Now let’s go to the border visit, which got a big buildup in the press, what with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visiting the troops. The press accounts that ran in San Diego never quite mentioned where this visit was, but if you listen closely to one of the longer videos, the soldier explains to Mattis that the border reinforcement at Nogales in Arizona was the priority, even as he seems to know that the illegals may “punch through” to Tijuana. From this video, I simply don’t understand how with that knowledge the two U.S. agencies had, they didn’t put two and two together and reinforce the Tijuana end.

Mattis almost beclowns himself by making a reference in this video here about all of these ineffective border actions being ‘environmentally’ correct, focusing on that instead of whether the entire operation was effective, which doesn’t speak well for a general who up until now has been known as “mad dog” for his focus on results. He seems more interested in process than results. As for Nielsen, there she is, in a big huge black coat with an old lady pin attached and aviator glasses, looking for all the world like Teresa May, and just as ineffective, largely saying nothing, passive and afraid to engage because it didn’t seem to be her show. She looks grim most of the time and then manically laughs at one point.
All I can say is I’m unimpressed. I’m totally open to other explanations as to what went on in that border visit, perhaps they were reinforcing Arizona because the cartels were looking to take advantage of the migrant attention in Tijuana as a good opportunity to move their “loads” without lawmen attention, but if so, someone should have said something. This looks like incompetence and the migrants are flashing the victory sign because they have changed the terms of battle to the propaganda front, they have gotten the camera attention and the message they wanted out and the U.S. is incapable of stopping them.
That concertina wire should have been up.
I think it’s time for Nielsen and maybe Mattis to go.
Up until about now, I’ve been against the idea of firing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. She’s said the right things and any hampering of her duties seems to have been largely been the work of leftwing lawyers and mob protestors.
I’m not so sure of that anymore.
The news has been out for days, that the caravan migrants making their way up from Mexico would be entering the U.S. illegally through Tijuana. Not just any place from Tijuana, but a very specific place, Playas de Tijuana, where the land touches water so it’s exceptionally easy to pinpoint on the vast 1,954-mile stretch of the U.S. Mexico border. It’s where the organizers of the caravan, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, have a known base of operations. They used it for the April operation and now they are using it for the current one. You can read all about it in the San Diego Union-Tribune’s report three days ago, describing how Tijuana was “bracing” for the caravan, and where outraged Tijuana locals are rather unhappy about the caravan setting up camp in their upscale neighborhood again. Last night, they actually got into a confrontation.
It was right at that point that the caravaners put on a show, climbing the U.S. border fence as U.S. Border Patrol agents watched, waving their arms, yelling victory. And at least one jumped over before jumping back, consequence-free, having his fun as the U.S. agents stood by. We all know who won in that one.

Image credit: Fox News / San Diego Union-Tribune video screengrab

Here is the entire Fox News-San Diego Union-Tribune video.
What they did, for them, was Mission Accomplished. They were able to demonstrate that the U.S. is a paper tiger as far as the border goes, and there is no reason to fear jumping the border illegally. The border in fact, remains a joke and the U.S. in fact is powerless. That was the purpose of the show. They demonstrated for the TV cameras that they can jump the border any time they like and there’s not a thing the U.S. can do to stop it.
Which is what we saw.
Two big pieces of incompetence stand out for me: Where was the much-reported razor wire the U.S. military was supposedly installing? I watched television programs and looked at news photos and I could not find any. The Department of Homeland Security had days of intelligence, printed right there in the newspapers and news broadcasts, that the caravaners were headed to Playas de Tijuana, which would be the most logical place to string the wire.
Yet they didn’t string the wire. Oh, there was some belated stringing of wire, done by neither the military nor the DHS, but the news videos said it was done by contractors. And it was done late, reactively, after the first news accounts of the border spectacle made the news. No strategic estimates there about exactly where such wire would be needed, apparently it might’ve just been strung up in Arizona, where Gen. Mattis and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen made a show of visiting troops a couple days earlier. Talk about being caught flatfooted.
Here’s another thing: The Department of Homeland Security’s website doesn’t seem to think the caravan’s arrival is a big event, either. Their last notation about it, posted two weeks ago, posts ‘myth and fact’ about the caravan. That’s a little old. Their Operation Faithful Patriot link goes to what it calls ‘b-roll‘ which is background news, not ‘a-roll’ headline news. The border security link features a big item on security at the U.S.-Canadian border. This doesn’t sound like they consider this whole matter any big thing.

As for the concertina or razor wire that was belatedly strung, look at how bad it is – this is a DHS screengrab: It goes right to the beach water level and stops right there. Afte that, no concertina wire and just a low level fence. If you were a caravan illegal trying to get through to San Diego, a fit young man of military age who had just swam a border river on Mexico’s south, and walked and hitched truck rides thousands of miles from Honduras, would that fence be much of a physical problem for you? The only thing you’d do is walk over to the beach side with your feet in an inch or two of beach water and jump over to the U.S. from that point because it’s a no-brainer. You’d land in the soft sand and get your feet wet which would be a heckuva easy thing given the border fence you busted through, the bridges you jumped down and the rivers you swam back in Mexico.
I just don’t see any seriousness from the U.S. about this, despite the big press buildup about troops to the border and increased security as the caravaners announce their intention to break in in mass numbers. Apparently, it doesn’t bother anyone, other than President Trump, that the migrants are making a big show of U.S. incompetence.
Now let’s go to the border visit, which got a big buildup in the press, what with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visiting the troops. The press accounts that ran in San Diego never quite mentioned where this visit was, but if you listen closely to one of the longer videos, the soldier explains to Mattis that the border reinforcement at Nogales in Arizona was the priority, even as he seems to know that the illegals may “punch through” to Tijuana. From this video, I simply don’t understand how with that knowledge the two U.S. agencies had, they didn’t put two and two together and reinforce the Tijuana end.

Mattis almost beclowns himself by making a reference in this video here about all of these ineffective border actions being ‘environmentally’ correct, focusing on that instead of whether the entire operation was effective, which doesn’t speak well for a general who up until now has been known as “mad dog” for his focus on results. He seems more interested in process than results. As for Nielsen, there she is, in a big huge black coat with an old lady pin attached and aviator glasses, looking for all the world like Teresa May, and just as ineffective, largely saying nothing, passive and afraid to engage because it didn’t seem to be her show. She looks grim most of the time and then manically laughs at one point.
All I can say is I’m unimpressed. I’m totally open to other explanations as to what went on in that border visit, perhaps they were reinforcing Arizona because the cartels were looking to take advantage of the migrant attention in Tijuana as a good opportunity to move their “loads” without lawmen attention, but if so, someone should have said something. This looks like incompetence and the migrants are flashing the victory sign because they have changed the terms of battle to the propaganda front, they have gotten the camera attention and the message they wanted out and the U.S. is incapable of stopping them.
That concertina wire should have been up.
I think it’s time for Nielsen and maybe Mattis to go.
Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/11/are_we_looking_at_some_real_dhs_incompetence_at_the_tijuana_line.html#ixzz5X29S6XBO
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MILLENIALS, LISTEN UP – YOU THINK SOCIALISM IS SO GREAT, CHECK THIS OUT -CAN YOU AFFORD $6.00 GALLON GAS

Can you afford $6.00 a Gallon (litre in Europe) for Gas?
Do you really want 47%-65% of your salary to go to taxes so
you can get “Free things”

Didn’t Think so. Maybe you should think twice about who you
vote for as this is where you are headed!

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said the Broward County’s Elections Office has a history of malfeasance.

Cartons Need no Comments!

WE NOW HAVE PAUL RYAN THE II AS MINORITY HOUSE SPEAKER -A LIBERAL REPUBLICAN JUST LIKE RYAN!

McCarthy defeats Jordan for House minority leader, as Liz Cheney joins GOP leadership

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., beat back a challenge from dark horse candidate, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Wednesday for the role of House Minority Leader, with Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., nabbing the title of GOP conference chairman.  The California lawmaker took a decisive victory against Jordan, bringing in 159 votes to the Ohio representative’s 43 votes. McCarthy was initially elected to the House in 2006 and has served as the House Majority Leader since 2014.
McCarthy “knows what he needs to do,” said GOP Whip Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who was gravely wounded in last year’s congressional baseball practice shooting and unanimously won the No. 2 spot as minority whip.
“You always look in the mirror and see what you can do better,” Scalise said Tuesday. Republicans, he said, “need to do a better job of letting people know what we stand for.”
McCarthy takes over the role of GOP leader in the House with the retirement of current House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and at a time when Republicans will be the minority party in the lower of Congress for the first time since 2011.
McCarthy enjoyed the backing of the retiring Ryan, who earlier this year called the California Republican the “right person” to lead the party in the House, and also a close relationship with both President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
The new minority leader has spent much of his political career paying it forward by holding fundraisers and championing the pet bills of other GOP lawmakers.
One issue that was seen as standing in his way to the leadership role was that he is a moderate – some would argue at times liberal – Republican in a party that has in recent years trended farther and farther toward the right. Some members of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus cited his moderate views as a reason why he wasn’t selected for Republican leadership during a failed 2015 bid.

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America’s legal system is not perfect. One of the reasons for its imperfection is that our laws are written with imperfect language.

Ambiguity, the Chevron Doctrine,
Kavanaugh, and ‘Birthright Citizenship’

Though it may be the envy of the free world, America’s legal system is not perfect. One of the reasons for its imperfection is that our laws are written with imperfect language. And what are laws if not language? Judicial review was established, in part, to decide what the laws made with imperfect language mean. When you take judicial review to the max, you’ll be standing before SCOTUS, the Supreme Court of the United States. And the nine justices that make up that tribunal will be scrutinizing your language out the yingyang.

One of the things the justices will be on the lookout for is ambiguity. There are two types of ambiguity. There’s the equivocal, where statements can be interpreted more than one way. And then there are statements that are uncertain or indefinite. Americans should not tolerate laws that are ambiguous, because breaking laws entails punishment. If the folks are to know where they stand with the powers that be so that they can avoid punishment, laws must be unambiguous, i.e. univocal and clear. There should be no question as to what a law means.

One precedent used by the high court to decide the fate of laws which exhibit ambiguity is the doctrine called the “Chevron deference,” which arose out of a 1984 case involving the energy giant. This doctrine holds that if a provision of a law is found to be ambiguous that deference can be given to administrative agencies in its interpretation.
Could the ruling in the Chevron case have gotten to the same place, allowing the EPA to continue regulating as it had been, without creating some newfangled doctrine enshrining, of all things, ambiguity? After all, the Chevron doctrine has become a pillar of the administrative state,” and it’s an invitation for lawmakers to deliberately write ambiguous laws that can be interpreted however swampy bureaucrats want. On July 13 at Townhall David Harsanyi wrote:
Chevron deference […] allows administrative agencies to ignore their legal charge and have free rein to interpret statutory authority in virtually any way they please. Few things undermine the socialist agenda more than limiting our regulatory agencies’ ability to lord over the economic decisions of Americans.
Ambiguity and the Chevron doctrine figured in a case involving the ACA that made it all the way to SCOTUS: King v. Burwell (2015)Obama’s lawyer argued that the clause “Exchange established by the State” is ambiguous. One could say that in King, ambiguity rescued ObamaCare. In his dissent, Justice Scalia ably dissected the incoherence of the Court’s ruling, asserting: “If that is all it takes to make something ambiguous, everything is ambiguous.”
The Chevron doctrine has its critics, which include the Court’s newest member, Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Several articles concerning Kavanaugh’s position on the doctrine began rolling out immediately after his nomination on July 9:
On July 10, E&E News, an organization focusing on energy and the environment, ran Would Kavanaugh limit the Chevron doctrine? by Amanda Reilly.
On July 12, the Washington Times ran Judge Kavanaugh and the ‘Chevron deference’ by Randolph J. May.
On July 26, SCOTUSblog ran Judge Kavanaugh on administrative law and separation of powers by Christopher J. Walker.
On July 30, the Hoover Institution ran Kavanaugh And The ‘Chevron Doctrine’ by Michael McConnell.
On August 13 at Reason, the Volokh Conspiracy ran Overturning Chevron Would Not Gut the Administrative State—but It Would Strengthen the Rule of Law by Ilya Somin.
On September 6, The Regulatory Review ran The Ambiguity in Judge Kavanaugh’s Chevron Critique by Cary Coglianese.
If “Exchange established by the State” is ambiguous, then what about this string: “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof”? That is, or course, the clause in the first sentence of the 14th Amendment at issue in so-called “birthright citizenship” for the children of foreigners. As various legal scholars have interpreted the clause in conflicting ways, it would seem to be ambiguous and therefore fall under the ambit of the Chevron doctrine.
In the final days of the midterm campaigns, with the Honduran caravans on the march to our border, President Trump raised the possibility of changing birthright citizenship through an executive order, or EO. Some have suggested that the better path to clarifying that pesky clause in the 14th Amendment is either legislation or another amendment. But those alternatives seem unlikely now that the House will soon be controlled by Democrats (who want a new electorate).
Unless the lame-duck House passes a measure before January, an executive order seems the only path to changing our practice of awarding citizenship to the children of illegal aliens. Such an EO would probably be throttled by some lefty judge on a lower court. But the president would appeal, and with our now more conservative Supreme Court, we might get some finality on this festering problem.
Several recent articles have explored ending birthright citizenship for the children of foreigners. If you want something with attitude and irony, read Anne Coulter’s The True History of Millstone Babies,” which Human Events ran on October 31:
Congress had to pass a separate law making Indians citizens, which it did, more than half a century after the adoption of the 14th Amendment. (It’s easy to miss — the law is titled: “THE INDIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT OF 1924.”) Why would such a law be necessary if simply being born in the U.S. was enough to confer citizenship?
On November 2, National Review ran Why Trump Can End Birthright Citizenship by Executive Order by Hans A. von Spakovsky, who makes a distinction between territorial jurisdiction and political jurisdiction, noting that foreigners present in our land cannot be conscripted into our military, cannot be called for jury duty, etc. Mr. Spakovsky seems to think that the president has a duty to end the current practice (italics added):
Andy [McCarthy] correctly says that a president cannot “unilaterally change an understanding of the law that has been in effect for decades under a duly enacted federal law.” But that assumes the “understanding” is the correct one. If that understanding actually violates the plain text and intent of the law, the president as the chief law-enforcement officer can, and indeed has an obligation, to direct the federal government to begin applying and enforcing it correctly.
Spakovsky assures us that were Trump to issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship, that there is no question that the government would be sued. But that’s exactly what one would hope for, because a suit gets one to the Supreme Court where now sits one Brett Kavanaugh, who looks askance at ambiguity.
Jon N. Hall of ULTRACON OPINION is a programmer from Kansas City.
Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/11/ambiguity_the_chevron_doctrine_kavanaugh_and_birthright_citizenship.html#ixzz5Wkbd8RTR
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WHAT IS A NATIONALIST?

NATIONALIST HOW DO YOU WANT TO DEFINE IT?

How much more do you Fake news people want to embarrass yourselves?
You apparently have no idea what a “Nationalist” is, you have journalist that are comparing it to Nazism? Not even close in the context to how President Trump used it. I find it hard to comprehend your total ignorance as reporters on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, it is no wonder your numbers are in the basement!
Let’s have a simple little lesson on what a “Nationalist” is in the Context that President Trump used it.
A “Nationalist” is a person showing loyalty and devotion to a nation especially a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others, and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations
Nationalism has a number of near-synonyms, each of which carries its own distinct meaning. The one President Trump was referencing was Patriotism which is similar insofar as it emphasizes strong feelings for one’s country, but it does not necessarily imply an attitude of superiority., this is where President Trumps enters the picture.
The allure of his message is steeped in the language of nostalgia for a better time in America #MAGA, this President truly loves this country, its people, shows undying support for our Military Men and Women, our first Responders, and Law Enforcement, above all he shows it, something our last president totally failed to do!
You can find many different connotations for Nationalism, all depending how you want to use it, the Democrat/Socialist left wants to use it in relation to Hitler’s Nazism, this is far removed from what President Trump is inferring. His message is about his love and devotion to this nation, something that has been lost to the Left-Wing Press and our Democratic/Socialist side of the Congress.
They have let socialism and Islamic Sharia Law creep into their tent, it is slowly destroying this nation, you all have seen what happens when a country turns to Socialism, no need to explain, just look at Venezuela.
Is this really what you want for America? America cannot endure the burdens of free education, Free medical, Free housing for everyone, open borders, amnesty for 30 million illegals. These are Socialist programs that would cost the nation multi-trillions of dollars. Today you have a shrinking taxable base to draw revenue from to support these excessive programs let alone pay off the massive debt already incurred by the Obama administration.
Being a “Nationalist” is not a bad thing, in fact it is a good thing, I believe in my country, I put it above all others, I fought for its independence, I guess that makes me a Nationalist, how about you?
Let’s look at the word “Nationalist” from the positive side, not turn it into something our President had no intention to infer. It may well be a loaded and controversial term, but only if you want to make it such as the left has done, knowing well that was not the intention of President Trump, again twisting the facts creating Fake news and false sensationalism!
John Nelson
Chairman
The Highlands Tea Party

 

WE HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE! – MAKE THE CALLS PLEASE DO NOT LET THE DEMORAT’S STEAL THIS ELECTION!~

MAKE THE CALLS OUR NATIONS REPUBLIC IS IN DANGER, IT IS BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS LIKE  SENATOR BILL NELSON ARE USURPING THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS OF OUR NATION BY ALLOWING OR DEMANDING THAT ILLEGAL VOTERS BE COUNTED.

The people of Florida have spoken. Governor Rick Scott has defeated Bill Nelson and will be the next US Senator from Florida.

But Bill Nelson and his liberal allies won’t accept that. They’ve brought in Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, and are attempting to steal this seat so they can further obstruct our America First agenda.

We’ve seen this before. It’s exactly what they did after President Trump won in 2016, and reports of election fraud in Broward and Palm Beach counties are unfortunately nothing new. We cannot let the radical left steal this seat from the people of Florida. 

The Constitution to which you took an oath to defend states the following:

The US Constitution stated in Amendment XXVI, which was ratified by the states in 1971:
“Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age. 

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

You have the obligation to insure that no illegal individuals votes are counted in our election according to section 2 as stated in Amendment XXVI.

Contact Numbers

 Please contact the following and “DEMAND” the problem in Broward and Palm Beach Counties be handled according to the law and those responsible be held accountable.

 Governor Rick Scott……………………………………..850-488-7146

Attn. General. Pam Bondi……………………………..866-966-7226

Rep. Greg Stube……………………………………………941-500-4734

Rep. Cary Pigman…………………………………………863-386-6000

 Senator Marco Rubio…………………………………….202-224-3041

Toll Free Florida……………………………………………866-630-7106

https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

Senator Bill Nelson………………………………………..202-872-5274

https://www.billnelson.senate.gov/contact-bill

Rep. Tom Rooney…………………………………………..202-225-5792—863-402-9082

 Florida Election Commission………………………….850-922-4539

Twitter Sen Rubio – @marcorubio

Twitter Rep Rooney – @tomrooney

Twitter Atty Gen Pam Bondi – @pambondi @AGPamBondi⁩

Twitter Gov Scott – @FLGOVSCOTT

Twitter Sen Nelson – @senbillnelson

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Silence, Respect, Dignity, and Perseverance: The Story of the M17 Tomb of the Unknown Pistols

At SIG SAUER, our responsibility to the military and our Veterans is what drives us and gives us purpose. A significant portion of the products we make are safeguarding those who serve, protect, and defend America, and that is a responsibility that makes us immensely proud.
In honor of Veterans Day, SIG SAUER is honored to release the video feature, “Silence, Respect, Dignity, and Perseverance: The Story of the M17 Tomb of the Unknown Pistols.” An in-depth look at the development and presentation of the ceremonial M17 Tomb of the Unknown Pistols to the U.S. Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).
Please take a moment to watch, and share, this truly special feature and to reflect on the sacrifice of those that have served to keep us safe and free.

 Published on Nov 11, 2018

On Veterans Day, and every day, we honor those who have

served and sacrificed for the United States of America in
the defense of freedom.

DON’T RUSH BROWARD-PALM BEACH WE FOUND MORE DEM VOTES

We knew it would happen, and this man was not arrested, had put gun down when he saw it as officers at his door at 5:00 am, was shot a killed by police “RED-FLAG MURDERED”

Breaking: First Gun Confiscation Killing
Reported in Maryland

 

This is absolutely tragic. Police officers in Anne Arundel County, Maryland arrived at a man’s home to confiscate his guns under the state’s Red Flag law. When he answered the door holding a gun, a fight ensued and they shot him dead.

For months, we have been warning you about the so-called “red flag” bills that are being passed in states around the country. These laws allow family members, friends, and even complete strangers to turn gun owners into police to have their firearms confiscated. It is then up to the gun owner to prove that he or she deserves the right to keep and bear arms. It completely turns the justice system on its head. Under these laws, gun owners are presumed guilty until proven innocent.
On Monday morning, police officers in Anne Arundel County, Maryland showed up confiscate 60-year-old Gary J Willis’ guns. A family member had called police and asked them to suspend Gary Willis’ gun rights, and the local police department was more than happy to oblige.  When the pounding on the door began at 5:17 am, Gary showed up to his door holding a firearm. When he saw it was police, he put the gun down to talk to them. But then, the officers informed him they were there to confiscate all of his weapons.
Imagine how you would feel. You wake up out of a sound sleep to pounding on your door. You grab a gun in case it is a criminal, but it turns out that the police are there to confiscate your guns without even accusing you of committing a crime…  Gary Willis refused to comply with the confiscation order. That is when the fight broke out. During the struggle, one of the weapons discharged. Police, fearing for their lives, opened fire on Gary Willis, killing the 60-year-old man in his own home.  Gary Willis was not charged or even accused of committing a crime. All of this happened because one extended family member told police she was worried that he was dangerous. No evidence, no proof… just one person’s word. And now, an innocent man is dead.
This is the future if Paul Ryan and the establishment Republicans get their way. They are working with Democrats on a nationwide “red flag” bill authorize these kinds of gun confiscations across the country.  And once the midterm elections are over, they are promising to ram it through!
Do not let them do this! Send your ur.gent and instant letter to Congress right now and force them to kill this nationwide gun confiscation bill before it’s too late!
Gary Willis lived in the home with other family members, including his niece Michele Willis. She told reporters that she had no idea why this happened. “I’m just dumbfounded right now. My uncle wouldn’t hurt anybody.”  The full report hasn’t been released yet, but we know that this man was not being charged with a crime and was not being involuntarily institutionalized. Police showed up to his home at 5 o’clock in the morning to confiscate his guns based on nothing but hearsay. One of his extended family members decided to turn him in to police. Gary’s niece said the red flag order stemmed from a family argument. It was just “family being family,” in her words.
Maryland’s red flag law went into effect on October 1. In just over a month, 114 people have had their guns confiscated without any due process and now one person is dead.  Today, 13 states have enacted these red flag laws. Everywhere it is implemented, it is being abused. Democrats are demanding that the GOP help spread this program nationwide. We now live in a country where police can show up at your door with a gun confiscation order based on nothing but hearsay and if you refuse to give up your God-given right to keep and bear arms, they can shoot you dead… And the GOP thinks this is okay.
Months ago, the GOP admitted what they were planning. One conservative Congressman — Florida Rep. Francis Rooney — went on record and admitted that “some freedoms are going to have to be given up.”  When we hear this gun control rhetoric, it is so easy to assume that they’re not talking about us. But now, there’s a 60-year-old man dead in his own home, not because he committed a crime. His only crime is that he believed the Founders when they promised that the “right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Regardless of today’s election outcome, the GOP is moving on gun control in the next week or two. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) have also introduced the bill (HR 5717) in the House. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is working on a Senate version of the House’s confiscation bill.  We’re out of time. We need to stop this gun control push in its tracks before it’s too late!
Stop the establishment’s gun control surrender! Send your ur.gent and instant letter to Congress right now and force them to kill this nationwide gun confiscation bill before it’s too late!
The amazing thing is that gun control activists actually see what happened in Maryland as a victory. Gary Willis never got his day in court. He was never given a chance to defend himself or confront his accuser. He was never charged with a crime and owned his guns legally.
Police showed up at his door early in the morning because one of his family members told police he could pose a “danger to himself or others.” No evidence, no proof… just the family member’s opinion.
But now he’s dead because he stood in the way of the Left’s gun confiscation push. The whole purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to give law-abiding Americans the power to defend themselves. But under this law, preparing for self-defense even justifies disarmament…
This is the “compromise” that the GOP has in mind over gun control. Usually, compromise implies both sides giving ground in order to get something they want. But when it comes to gun control, “compromise” means they are only going to chip away at some of your rights. Instead of giving into the Left’s demands for massive gun bans or gun owner registries, Ryan and the GOP want to “compromise” by opening the door for radical, unsubstantiated gun confiscations like what happened in Maryland.
The Democrats believe they have the votes to pass this radical plan. All they need is for Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to schedule the votes.  The Founders knew a day would come when brave patriots would need to stand up for their rights. This is one of those moments.
“Shall not be infringed” means nothing if you aren’t willing to fight for it!
You MUST stop them! Send your ur.gent and instant letter to Congress right now and force them to kill this nationwide gun confiscation bill before it’s too late!
Fight back,
Joe Otto
Conservative Daily

The Latest On The Florida Recount Furor


UPDATED: The Latest On The Florida
Recount Furor

On election day, Democrat Nikki Fried lost in a very close race to Republican Matt Caldwell for the Florida Cabinet office of agriculture commissioner. But after Broward’s rounds of late — illegally late — vote tallies, she is now ahead by 5,326 votes,
So in a display of dizzying chutzpah, she has claimed victory and started working on a transition team — before the recount…in a race where she is ahead by six-one-hundredths of one percent (0.06). That’s a problem for a few reasons. Of course the closeness, but also the reality that the most recent tallies do not include the overseas votes, which are primarily military and those tend to skew heavily Republican.
Now the mischief in Broward may still cancel those out, but it’s worth noting that all things being equal at this point, the likelihood of her not losing votes in the recount including military ballots is thin.
11/10/18 — 5:55 p.m.
The official recount is underway, and we’ll see if the re-writing of Florida’s election laws after the disastrous 2000 presidential election has created the smoother process that was promised.   Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner called for automatic machine recounts in races for U.S. Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner this afternoon after receiving unofficial vote counts.
This was mandatory. Statewide contests decided by less than a half a percentage point must go through a machine recount — everything is fed back through the machines. This is the case for the races between Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; Congressman Ron DeSantis and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum; and Matt Caldwell and Nikki Fried.   If after this, the vote is less than one-quarter of one percentage point, then by law the vote must go to a manual recount, which opens the door for the incompetence and mischief of Broward and Pam Beach counties. It looks like the Scott-Nelson race will likely qualify for that.
EARLIER…
11/10/18 — 10:25 a.m.
The recount drama has now expanded to the the U.S. Postal Service.
The USPS is investigating its handling of absentee ballots mailed through a sorting facility in Opa-locka — which is located in Miami-Dade County, just south of Broward County — to “verify that all ballots have been handled in accordance to USPS service standards.”   A group of liberal activists protested outside the federal building, claiming possible voter suppression and sharing photographs they claimed showed scores of uncounted ballots sitting inside the facility’s mail room, according to the Miami Herald.
“At this time, we have no information to suggest any ballots were not properly handled and provided to local election officials, per our established process,” said Debra J. Fetterly, a USPS spokesperson with the South Florida District.   “What we are demanding is some transparency,” said Caroline Thompson of the Advancement Project, a civil rights organization. “Voters deserve to know if their ballots are sitting in a mailing facility.”
But apparently these were ballots that were postmarked after Election Day, and thus not legally eligible to be counted. Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, whose district includes Opa-locka facility, confirmed that postal officials told her the ballots left behind were postmarked after Nov. 6 — Election Day.   According to the Florida Division of Elections, absentee ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. A 10-day extension is offered only for overseas voters, primarily members of the military.
11/09/18 — 8 p.m.
Gov. Rick Scott has won the first round in the process battle.
In Palm Beach County, a Circuit Court Judge granted the Scott team’s request for an injunction and ordered the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections to submit “overvoted” and “undervoted” absentee ballots to the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board for an open and public review of each vote before they are counted.  In Broward County, a judge ordered Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes to allow immediate inspection of voter records after an emergency hearing prompted by Scott’s legal team. The Judge said the Supervisor must allow inspections by 7 p.m. Friday evening.
And another lawsuit has been filed by Rep. Matt Caldwell, the Republican candidate for commissioner of agriculture and consumer services, who had apparently won on election night but now is behind.  Caldwell’s lawsuit asks the court to determine if Snipes, the Broward County supervisor of elections, “illegally included ballots after polls closed” Nov. 6. His campaign also filed a public records request for all vote count communications and emails between Snipes, her team and anyone else regarding ballot counting.
And hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Broward County elections headquarters, calling for Snipes to be locked up. Snipes office called Lauderhill police to provide protection, although it was not clear such a step was necessary.
11/09/18 — 12:30 p.m. Original Story
Well, Broward and Palm Beach counties have screwed up another national election. It cannot be emphasized enough that these are the two most heavily Democratic counties in Florida, and before this election, they were known for incompetence and, particularly in Broward, for corruption.  So those of us who have lived in Florida a long time recognize this pattern of recount corruption. Nonetheless, this time we have a Governor who will come out firing and already has filed a lawsuit against Broward and directed the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the county elections office. And it goes without saying, yet we will say, we have a President who is more than willing to enter the fray and fight back.
Neither of these leaders existed in the infamous 2000 Florida presidential recount, which absolutely would have eventually gone to Al Gore if the U.S. Supreme Court had not stepped in and said, “Enough!” Remember, Palm Beach was the “hanging chads” county and they would have continued to keep “finding” more Democrat votes.   With that context in mind, The Revolutionary Act will be keeping a running update of the recount shenanigans that will have national implications.
Current Tallies
Republican Gov. Rick Scott leads Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate race by 0.18 percent, about 15,000 votes — down from the 70,000 on election night.  Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis leads Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by 0.44 percent, about 36,000 votes.  The Democratic voting “indiscretions” have already flipped one statewide Florida race to a Democrat. Nikki Fried now has a lead of 0.04 percent over Republican Matt Caldwell for the Cabinet post of agriculture commissioner. That’s 2,915 votes. But we all know it will only grow for the Democrat. Caldwell had won that race on election night.
Gov. Rick Scott
Scott has accused Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes and Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher of trying to steal the election — and not without merit.  Snipes has a long and well reported history of violating election laws, the last time being when she destroyed ballots too soon in the re-election of Debbie Wasserman-Schulze in 2016. Scott has ordered the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate Snipes.
Scott has the authority to suspend Snipes and/or Bucher from office. To do so, he must cite evidence of malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty or incompetence. It seems there is prima facia evidence for incompetence. If he does that, he can then appoint an interim elections supervisor.   Scott has filed suit against Snipes, alleging noncompliance with Florida’s Public Records Act by not allowing the inspection of the ballots as required under law. “The allegations are part of what appears to be a broader array of inconsistencies in vote counting,” writes Julio Gonzalez at the Federalist Pages.
“It has been over 48 hours since the polls closed” and ballots are still being “found” in Broward and Palm Beach, Scott said. “The people of Florida deserve fairness and transparency” and Floridians should be very worried about “rampant fraud” in Tuesday’s elections.  Later in the evening, Scott announced the lawsuit: “I will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election.”
Sen. Marco Rubio
The Senator not known as a bomb-thrower has gone on a tear on the recount fiasco, and its refreshing. This is a little like when Sen. Lindsey Graham went off during the Judge Kavanaugh hearings. Even mild-mannered Republicans have really begun to have enough of what Democrats are doing and the anger and frustration is rising.  Rubio tweeted out a series of pieces of evidence that essentially makes the case that Snipes held back votes in some reserve method to pull out in case of a recount. It’s pretty incendiary, but also pretty compelling.
Here’s the full tweet storm:
“Long but IMPORTANT THREAT ON ELECTIONS IN #FLORIDA.
#BayCounty was hit by a Cat 4 Hurricane just 4 weeks ago,yet managed to count votes & submit timely results.
Yet over 41 hours after polls closed #Broward elections office is still counting votes?  
#Broward supervisor:
  • says she doesn’t know how many ballots are left to be counted; &
    Isn’t reporting hourly or regularly, but rather releasing thousands of additional votes, often in the overnight hours,that are chipping away at GOP leads
#Broward elections department has a history of violating the law:
A court found they improperly handled votes by mail:
https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2018/08/13/judge-sides-with-florida-gop-in-absentee-ballot-dispute-with-broward-county-555553 …

Court found they destroyed ballots in 2016 in violation of state & federal law:
https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2018/05/14/florida-to-monitor-broward-election-chief-after-judge-finds-unlawful-ballot-destruction-in-wasserman-schultz-race-415832 …
Now democrat lawyers are descending on #Florida. They have been very clear they aren’t here to make sure every vote is counted. 
  •  They are here to change the results of election; &
  • #Broward is where they plan to do it. A U.S. Senate seat & a statewide cabinet officer are now potentially in the hands of an elections supervisor with a history of incompetence & of blatant violations of state & federal laws. 
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article220841135.html
#Broward election supervisors ongoing violation of #Florida law requiring timely reporting isn’t just annoying incompetence. It has opened the door for lawyers to come here & try to steal a seat in the U.S. Senate & Florida”
President Trump
Shortly after Scott announced his lawsuit, the President took to Twitter, condemning what he called a “big corruption scandal” brewing in Broward County, adding, “Florida voted for Rick Scott!”
Other State Leaders
Florida’s Republican House Speaker-designate Jose R. Oliva released this statement:
” I fully support and commend the Governor for directing FDLE to investigate. The power of the vote is only as strong as the trust in the count. With each new ballot ‘found’ that trust erodes.”  This is a long way from being resolved. Recounted ballots can be sent to the Florida Department of Elections beginning today (Friday.)   But if history is any guide, Broward and Palm Beach will keep “counting” long after today and keep finding more Democrat votes.
RELATED ARTICLE: Broward Mystery Boxes Tossed Into Trucks After Missed Deadline; Gaetz Forcibly Removed While Filming
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Revolutionary Act.
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VETERAN DAY 2018 – I AM PASSING THIS ON AS IT COULD NOT BE SAID IN ANY DIFFERENT WAY

CREDIT TO: ROYAL BROWN III,   WINTER HAVEN 912 

We all realize “Freedom is not Free” and we wouldn’t be here today as free people under God and our Constitution if not for our veterans.  We pray for God’s protection for all those currently serving especially those in harm’s way.

We also pray for our veterans who are ailing, homeless,  alone or otherwise in distress that they may be comforted by God’s Grace.

We often hear that the average voting age American has no idea as to the sacrifices of those who have served or are serving honorably in military service. 

When we look at some Statistics about veterans this is easy to understand.

There are approximately 19 million Veterans (6% of population) living among us, in every state and territory and from every walk of life.  Approximately 2.2 M are serving all over the world as I speak; 1.4 M on active duty and 800 K in reserve components.

We living vets are aging. 
47% of current vets are 75 or over; 
34%  65-74; 
14%  55-64;  
9%  35-54  
3.5%  18 to 34
At the current  rates of new vets entering the system
and mortality rates, the total # of vets will be down to 15M by 2040.

Less than 1% of Americans are currently serving
on active duty (1.4M).
Only 7.3% of all living Americans have
served in the military.

A breakdown of living veterans by era is as follows:

WWII – 600,000
Korea – 1.5M
Peacetime – 4.5M
Vietnam – 6.7 M
Iraq, Afghanistan, Gulf Region – 7.3 M

Now let’s take a look at the Veterans Day holiday on November 11.  Vets Day is distinctively different from Memorial Day which we observed on May 29.  On Veterans Day we honor living veterans.

On Memorial Day we remember, honor  and commemorate those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice  while serving.   Also on Memorial Day, I and many others also remember veterans we knew and loved as family members or friends who passed on whether or not they did so during active service. 

Now let’s look at the history of Veterans Day.  

Veterans Day started with Armistice day to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Major hostilities of World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.   It became known as Armistice Day by Congressional Act in 1938. 

In 1945, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower  supported the idea of a National Veterans Day and President Dwight Eisenhower signed the bill into law on May 26, 1954.

Congress amended this act on June 1, 1954, replacing “Armistice” with “Veterans,” and it has been known as Veterans Day since. 

Our veterans deserve more than an official holiday and special sales at retail stores because they sacrificed their personal freedoms to put themselves in harm’s way to protect us from our enemies. This is true of all veterans regardless of their MOS, jobs or if they were in combat or not.

 It seems many on the left forget or don’t want to know that the oath all veterans take is to defend our Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic and today we are faced with many domestic as well as foreign enemies.

Not only do we have illegal alien criminals committing serious crimes living among us, we have unvetted Islamists who are part of the world-wide Jihad declared against us.   Even worse, we have socialists and communists holding important offices within our govt or those like Andrew Gillum running for high office.

Those in the deep state undermining and resisting our duly elected President and his Administration including most in the media are definitely enemies of our Constitution that we vets must defend against with our votes and activism.

President Ronald Reagan insisted and now President Donald Trump’s foreign policy shows he agrees that peace is only possible through strength, and sometimes through a display of strength. That’s why we have 194,000 active-duty and reserve troops overseas in 20 countries located in Asia (74K) Europe (67K), Middle East (25K) , Africa (3K), S. America (2.6K) and 20 countries.

Many carry the wounds of war. Today, about 4 million veterans live with service-related disabilities.

Fr. Dennis Edward O’Brien, a Marine priest, described veteran obligations this way:

It is the soldier, not the reporter, who
has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the organizer,
who gave us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, who salutes the flag,
who serves beneath the flag.

And whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows
the protester to burn the flag.

(and I mentioned in relation to this last sentence that it is an absolute insult to all veterans and their supporters that the NFL continues to condone players kneeling during the National Anthem and ESPN’s solution which is not to show them – I reiterated that we should all continue our boycott against watching NFL games including the Super Bowl)

Let me conclude with a Short Poem entitled “I stood in the Gap” by an unknown author which applies not only to our brave men and women serving in the military today and in the past but also to our Police, Firemen & Medical first responders.

I showed up, I stood up, I stepped forward.
I raised my right hand, I stood in the gap,
I walked in the fire.
I did not run nor hide, I did not dodge, I did not evade.
I have nothing to prove, no one to convince,
those who understand, already know.
Those who don’t, never will. 

Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen.   God Bless You, God Bless all those Veterans who have served; are serving and their supporters & God Bless America ! 

John Nelson Chairman The HIghlands Tea Party ; I would like to add one other poem to our veterans that I recited in church this morning when asked to lead the pledge of Allegiance, I felt on this specific day it required more than just a pledge:

Final Inspection 
By: Sgt Joshua Helterbran

The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass.
“Step forward now, you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?”
The Soldier squared his shoulders and
said, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t
Because those of us who carry guns
Can’t always be a saint.
I’ve had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.
I know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”
There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God,
“Step forward now, you Soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.”

God BLess our Men and Women of the armed
forces of today, Yesterday
and to those who gave all.

THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY SALUTES ALL VETERANS WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THEY CARED, THEY’VE EARNED -STREAMING ON AMAZON PRIME NOVEMBER 9TH

WE DID IT WITH A LITTLE DISAPPOINTMENT, OVERALL A GOOD NIGHT FOR RED ESPECIALLY FLORIDA

My Wife Karen and I had the honor of being invited to the DeSantis Election Party at the Rosen Centre in Orlando Fl, what a great party, very tense at moments, making for an exciting final outcome to the evening with the announcement of Andrew Gillum conceding the election  followed by the announcement and entrance of our New Governor and First Lady of the State of Florida Ron DeSantis & Casey, and Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez and Husband Adrian

Great camaraderie, lots of excitement, Great food, hors d’oeurves, Drinks, front row table seats stage front, great night. Had  great company, Kat Skipper, Pete Smith, Chairman Winter have 912, & his wife Leslie.

Had an opportunity to speak to U.S Representative Matt Gaetz, who’s district is the Pan Handle which saved the election for us
with late ballot returns.

The Highlands Tea Party wants to extend our Congratulations to all candidates who won;  Our New Governor Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott U,S Senate, Greg Steube U.S District 17 House, Cary Pigman, District 55 Florida House, Matt Caldwell Commissioner of Agriculture, JImmy Patronis, Florida Chief Financial officer, Ashley Moody Florida Attorney General, and Ben Albritton State Rep,District District 26.

Very disappointed in the Amendments outcome, unfortunately the results of lack of knowledge on
the proper Amendments procedures which were violated, and what was in all of them, we now have a lot of garbage in out State Constitution!.

OUR NEW FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS
AND FIRST LADY JEANETTE

Lt Governor Jeanette Nunez with Husband
Adrian and Rep Mat Gaetz

John Nelson
Chairman
The HIghlands Tea Party
Sebring, fl

 

THE DEM’S ARE WAITING FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO DESTROY AMERICA -THEIR MOTTO: MAKE AMERICA BAD AGAIN!


Political Cartoons by Pat Cross

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

WEST WING

West Wing ReadsNew Poll: Yes, We Are Better Off After 2 Years of President Trump, Even If Dems Won’t Admit It

“Despite the fact that the mainstream media has largely ignored the booming economy, the public hasn’t. They are witnessing first hand how their lives have improved in the two years since voters handed Trump the presidency,” the Investor’s Business Daily editorial board writes.

“The latest IBD/TIPP Poll results show that people [are] more optimistic about the economy, less financially stressed, less worried about jobs, more satisfied with the direction of the country, and happier with the federal government’s economic policies than they were in November 2016. The public also gives Trump higher marks on his handling of the economy than they did President Obama.”

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“Slogans like ‘Medicare for All’ might fit nicely on a bumper sticker or a T-shirt, but there is a lot more to serious policymaking,” Heritage Foundation health policy expert Nina Owcharenko writes in The Daily Signal. “The sheer magnitude of the cost of a single-payer system—and the taxes required to finance it—should come as a sober warning to taxpayers: Under a single-payer model you’ll be paying more than you ever expected.”
In The Washington times Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) writes that President Trump is focused squarely on our nation’s sovereignty as a caravan of migrants approaches our Southern border. “We have reached a pivotal point in American history. We have to answer the question of whether we are a sovereign nation of laws, or even, a nation at all. Our national resolve is on the line.”
“Iran’s economy will ‘crumble’ under pressure from U.S. sanctions if the regime does not agree to a modified nuclear agreement that suits President Trump’s security requirements, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Monday,” Joel Gehrke writes in The Washington Examiner “The Iranian regime has a choice: It can either do a 180-degree turn from its outlaw course of action and act like a normal country, or it can see its economy crumble,” Secretary Pompeo said.
Opioid addiction has become such a serious problem that it can only be remedied through effective and coordinated measures. That’s why we are pleased to see the joint efforts at both the state and federal level in recent weeks to combat this crisis, The Detroit News Editorial board writes. President Trump recently signed the Support for Patients and Communities Act, providing $8.5 billion this year for opioid-related programs.

 

Vegas Oddsmaker Predicts GOP Upset

Wayne Allyn Root: Vegas Oddsmaker Predicts
GOP Upset

This is my final column before the midterm election. So, this former Vegas oddsmaker turned national political commentator has a few predictions and common sense observations to make.
Back in 2016 I predicted a Trump victory when no one else did. Every poll showed Trump would lose by a wide margin. Nate Silver of The New York Times predicted Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning at 92 percent. These pollsters make their living by polling actual human beings. I don’t.
So how did I know?

Simple. First, size matters. You could see it in the rallies. Trump would attract eight hour lines and 10,000 or more attendees at wild, intense rallies all over America. I should know. I was opening speaker for six Trump campaign events here in Las Vegas.   Meanwhile Hillary was attracting 100 to 200 attendees at a rally here in Vegas. I could fit Hillary’s rallies in my living room. The same story held true across America. That was my first reason for realizing Trump was going to pull a huge upset that few saw coming.

Part Duex was also simple. Trump was “the whisper candidate.” Everywhere I went, people whispered in my ear, “I’m with you. I’m for Trump.” They wouldn’t tell pollsters. They wouldn’t put up yard signs. No bumper stickers on their car. No mention of their support of Trump around the office water cooler. But they whispered to me.
The pollsters never had a chance.
Don’t look now, but it’s all happening again. Nate Silver says Democrats have a 80 percent-plus chance of winning the House. Cook Report says Democrats will win the House by 40 seats. All the experts say it’s over — Democrats will win.
I’ll go out on a limb and disagree again
I see Florida Democrat Gov. candidate Andrew Gillum holding a rally with Bernie Sanders and the whole place is empty. Barack Obama could not fill a high school gym in Milwaukee. I witnessed firsthand Joe Biden and Obama at separate events here in Las Vegas playing to small crowds.
Meanwhile I was opening speaker for President Trump’s event in Las Vegas last month — with 10,000 waiting in line for hours in a place where no one cares much about politics. This is a phenomenon.
Does that sound like the GOP is losing 40 seats? Dream on, delusional Democrat
Then there’s “the whispers.” Nothing has changed. Trump has fulfilled almost all of his campaign promises. He is the only politician in history who did exactly what he promised. And those same voters are whispering to me again — they love Trump now, more than ever.
Then there’s common sense. The Trump economy is BOOMING.
The latest results are out — 250,000 more jobs last month, far above what was expected. The lowest unemployment in half a century. The number of Americans employed is the highest EVER. Almost 500,000 new manufacturing jobs under Trump. The kind Obama claimed would never happen again. One thousand new manufacturing jobs a day last month — the best results since the 1990s.
And most importantly, wages grew by a remarkable 3.1 percent — the most in a decade. Who in their right mind would vote against THAT
That could be why Trump’s approval rating among blacks is now 40 percent. If only white liberals weren’t blind, deaf and really dumb.
Most importantly, Trump has brilliantly kept the emotional issue of illegal immigration front and center. He wants to block the caravan, end birthright citizenship and make it much harder for illegal aliens to claim asylum. The polls are out — 65 percent of likely voters in swing districts across the USA agree with Trump. The middle class will come out in record numbers for Trump. Bet on it.
In the 2014 midterm election in Texas 1.7 million voted early. This year early voting in Texas numbered over 4.3 million. With a booming economy and an illegal alien invasion in the headlines, you think they’re coming out for Democrats?
No way, Jose.
I’ll go out on a limb again. I’ll put my gut instincts up against every poll and pollster and political “expert.” All of them … all of them … say the House is lost. But they don’t have a clue what’s happening. I predict they’re all wrong again. The Silent Majority is whispering again — and they love Trump. They support Trump. They will reward Trump.
I’ll go out on a limb again to predict another upset for the GOP on Tuesday. We will expand our Senate majority by 3 to 6 seats. It will be very close, but the GOP will hold the House. America stays bright red — again
Democrats will be in shock and mourning. The pollsters got it all wrong again.
And Wednesday morning will be the busiest day for psychiatrists and psychologists in the history of America.

#REDSTORM

Wayne Allyn Root is the host of “The Wayne Allyn Root Show” on Newsmax TV, nightly at 8 p.m. EST, found on DirecTV Ch 349, or Dish TV Ch 216.  He is also a nationally syndicated radio host of “WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show.”
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