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Donald Trump declares his 2024 presidential campaign

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
I voted for Donald Trump twice. I thought he did an excellent job as President. I felt he was a liability in the most recent midterms. His chosen candidates were not very good and the votes reflected that. I did not want him to run again. I still do not want him to run again.
However, he has now announced he is running. The decision has been made. I will not be supporting him in the 2024 GOP primary, but I will not be openly opposing him either. I will support whoever the nominee is and most likely let the primaries sort that out without my interference.
I have heard Mr. Trump give good speeches and bad speeches. For the most part, his announcement tonight was a good speech. There were two reasons it was good. For the most part, he stuck to policy. He was on message. He mentioned his policy successes and contrasted that with the failures of the Biden administration.
His tone was calm. When he rages on, he comes across as a lunatic. That is why Hillary Clinton and Liz Warren cannot get elected President. They keep screaming. Trump is at his best when he speaks in the calm, quiet voice Kelly Anne Conway taught him. When he speaks wildly and strays off script, he is a rambling disaster. When he speaks calmly and stays on message, he is very effective. Tonight, for the most part with only one or two tangents, he was calm, focused, and presidential.
His biggest flaw is his inability to stay disciplined and stay on message. His speech tonight was still too long. He could have cut out 15-20 minutes in the second half of his speech that was repetitive. Nevertheless, he went out of his way to make the speech about the people and not about him.
I will most likely stay neutral in the 2024 GOP primary, but I will absolutely support the 2024 GOP nominee. Nancy Pelosi has been fired. Now Joe Biden must also be fired. Any Republican is a better option than what Democrats offer.
Mr. Trump has lost credibility in recent weeks. However, if he can focus his speeches like a laser on policy and only on policy, he can regain that credibility. Helping Herchel Walker get elected to the Senate would help his cause. He must shut up when it comes to insulting fellow Republicans. In this speech, he only went after Democrats. He made it about policy, not personal attacks. He must keep doing that.
Bring down inflation. Bring down crime. Return parental rights to parents and crack down on rogue education bureaucrats. Cut taxes. Defang the administrative state. Crush radical Islam. Return to a pro-Israel foreign policy. Crack down on the Southern border. Save our kids from dying from fentanyl, inner city violence, and general despair. Eliminate government mandates. End economic decline, military decline, and cultural decline. Restore energy dominance, military dominance, and economic dominance. Hire judges committed to strict Constitutionalism and reign in rogue government agencies.
These are policies, and Trump rightly focused on them.
The speech is in the books. Now we see what unfolds.

Election 2022: Trump candidates a liability

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Election 2022: Trump candidates a liability

I voted for Donald Trump twice. I thought he did an excellent job as President. However, he has done a terrible job trying to establish coattails. Ronald Reagan had coattails. Reagan brought young conservatives with him who grew up extending the message. Very few leaders can do that. Barack Obama has no coattails. Everyone except the diehards have tuned Obama out. Once Ron Johnson officially wins Wisconsin, Obama will return to being politically useless.
Sadly, the same is true for Trump. His chosen candidates sucked. Trump’s biggest problem is he worships celebrity. Therefore, he picks celebrities who, like Trump, do not really have a political philosophy. Even had his candidates won, there is no guarantee they would have voted conservative because many of them were not conservatives.
Dr. Oz was an awful candidate. A much better candidate would have been David McCormack, a real conservative. Pennsylvania was a disaster because the Trump-picked candidates starting at the top of the ticket were awful. Pennsylvania was the worst, but other states showed clear differences between the Trump candidates and the non-Trump candidates.
In New Hampshire, Chris Sununu easily won reelection by double digits. The pro-Trump Senate candidate lost by double digits.
In Georgia, Brian Kemp, who has repeatedly and unfairly been a punching bag for Trump, won easily. Yet Herschel Walker will have to go to a runoff.
In Ohio, JD Vance won by 7 points. Big deal. Mike Dewine won by 27 points. Vance won because he inherited a 27 point lead and only blew 20 points of it.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott won easily, ignoring Trump the whole time.
While Trump was instrumental in the initial rise of Ron DeSantis 4 years ago, DeSantis won reelection by doing the job. Trump’s childish insult of DeSantis the other day was unnecessary and wrong. DeSantis and Rubio clobbered their opponents.
There are people who worship Trump. Stop. He’s a man. He gets some things right and some thing wrong. He has not shown any ability to win elections outside of his own.
The GOP needs to start running ideologically conservative candidates again. We need candidates with blue suits, white shirts, and red & blue diagonal neckties who look like they work at a bank. We need to weed out this Ron Paul anti-war nonsense.
We need candidates who are committed to a pro-growth agenda free from protectionism.
Most importantly, we need candidates who are NORMAL.
Normal, normal, normal.
No more celebrities. Just normal common-sense conservatives.
We don’t need someone who keeps getting the same 20-30,000 people at rallies. We need someone who can quietly win elections.
As for the election, there was plenty of good news. It was not as bad as some gloom and doomers on the right want to say. The left will be celebrating, oblivious to the fact that they lost the House and may lose the Senate as well. Liberals and Palestinians celebrate defeat and treat losing by less than they thought to be the same as victory. On the right, we have a bad habit of accepting that a small victory is a defeat. It is not.
However, if we do not learn from this, 2024 will be a problem. That map is heavily in our favor. The only candidate who could possibly lose to Joe Biden is Donald Trump. Trump can beat Biden, but he could lose as well. Any NORMAL candidate would beat Biden like a drum.
Trump deserves credit for his successes. He should always be lauded for sparing the world a Hillary Clinton presidency. However, now he deserves a rubber chicken dinner and a gold watch.
Trump does not have coattails like Reagan did. The results speak for themselves.
Now to enjoy watching the Squad go crazy knowing they are in the minority and have no say about anything…as it should be.
As for battles, we have to help Herschel Walker in Georgia. After that, I will work to elect normal candidates who can clearly articulate a conservative vision. No more celebrities. Just conservatives.

Emily Oster Democrats Deserve F-Bombs, Not Amnesty

Friday, November 4th, 2022

Emily Oster Democrats Deserve F-Bombs, Not Amnesty

 

Democrat hatchet man Paul Begala once lamented that Democrats were on the verge of becoming a political party of only “eggheads and African-Americans.” He was half-right. Blacks and Hispanics continue to abandon Democrats in droves and run for office as Republicans. The leftist plan to import millions of new Democrat voters has backfired. Blacks and Hispanics want a better life as badly as their Caucasian counterparts. Democrats cannot deliver that better life. After President Joe Biden’s closing argument rageathon, the only people left making excuses for him are rich white liberal one-percenter academics. They prefer Kamala Harris, because nothing says wokeness like rich white liberals promoting the least qualified minority available.

 

“It is very important that we threaten democracy. Extreme King Ultra Mega Maga Migo, baby why don’t we go, to Kokomo?”

 

Slightly edited transcription of Biden’s latest ranting aside, he is too incoherent to sway anyone. To prevent an electoral bloodbath in the 2022 midterms, the secularists in academia are ironically trying a Hail Mary. The most insidious and vile attempt comes from rich white liberal professor Emily Oster.

 

Professor Oster is calling for a “Pandemic Amnesty.” She claims to want people to forgive each other for certain negative behavior during the Covid pandemic. After two years, we should just let bygones be bygones.

 

Of all the f-words that come to mind, forgiveness is not one of them. The appropriate response to this academic at uber-liberal Brown University is f-bombs.

 

For starters, Oster is asking for a ceasefire one week before an expected election shellacking for Democrats. Every time Democrats face a brutal electoral reckoning, they magically develop an 11th hour need to sound like something out of Family Circle Magazine.

 

The bigger problem is that this has never been two-directional warfare. Most people on the right play by the old rules where talking about cutting taxes and killing terrorists could be discussed civilly. Too many on the left long ago abandoned any pretense of idea-driven campaigns. The Saul Alinsky strategy of “polarize, personalize,” seek and destroy has been taken to extremes. Oster wants a ceasefire but never apologizes for true acts of violence committed by liberals against conservatives, Trump voters and others under the Covid cloak.

 

Oster Democrats never apologized for screaming at random people who were maskless. My own breathing disorder provided the options of death by suffocation or mask removal. The left did not care. They screamed because they scream. In Red China, any children who had not read Mao Tse-Tung’s Red Book were violently assaulted. Masks are the new Red Book.

Oster Democrats never apologized for getting thousands of unvaccinated workers fired. Academics joyfully led the charge. The same rich white Ivory Tower liberals pretending to care about income inequality took glee in cutting off the income of blue-collar workers. These firing created more than a medical shortage during a pandemic. The number of dockworkers who lost their jobs was a direct cause of the current supply chain crisis destabilizing the global commercial world. The number of fired police officers directly exacerbated the spiraling crime crisis in cities that need law enforcement officers the most.

 

Most importantly, Oster Democrats have never apologized for fomenting violent rage that has led to far too many attempted murders. Steve Scalise was shot. Rand Paul was beaten. North Carolina GOP headquarters were firebombed. A Duval, Florida GOP booth had a truck ram into it. A Marco Rubio volunteer was beaten and hospitalized.

 

There is no equivalent on the conservative side. When Paul Pelosi and Gabby Giffords were attacked by leftists, conservatives were properly horrified. Liberals mention January 6th in every third sentence, but most people outside the Beltway do not care about doofuses committing misdemeanor trespassing. Donald Trump builds buildings. His critics are the ones burning them to the ground. Portland is an entire city dedicated to nightly violent leftist rage.

 

Oster Democrats have never apologized for exploiting Covid to weaponize every alphabet soup administrative agency against innocent Americans who just wanted to be left alone.

 

If Oster Democrats want to be taken seriously, they can start by taking their midterm beating gracefully, accepting the results, and changing their own behavior.

 

Otherwise, Democrats will deservedly be reduced to the party of Emily Oster, Liz Warren, Hillary Clinton, and a few screaming middle-aged people of indeterminate gender.

 

Liberals have become the new Palestinians. Peace is impossible when one side refuses to accept that the other side has a right to exist. This rejectionism is why peace is impossible with Hamas, Hezbollah, or rich white liberal college professors. They only want peace after being crushed on the battlefield. Once their self-declared pre-election ceasefire is over, they go back to waging war.

 

Crush them. Drop the F-bombs. Then vote every last leftist zealot out of office.

 

eric

George Soros is a leftist. I’m a Jew.

Sunday, July 10th, 2022
It is with sadness that I discovered a new “Jewish” book online called “Bad Jews.” I refuse to link to garbage.
“Bad Jews” is written by a self-loathing leftist apologist who happened to have been born Jewish. This “academic” (it’s always an academic) is Emily C. Tamkin.
The book is meant to inoculate leftist Jews from legitimate criticism and demonize attacks against George Soros (May his name be erased) as anti-Semitic.
Dear non-Jewish friends: Do not let leftists put you on defense or apologize for things you have nothing to apologize for.
1) The worst attacks on George Soros are true. He IS a convicted felon in absentia for insider trading in France. He DID make his money destroying currencies and impoverishing millions around the globe. He DID say in a videotaped interview that the happiest days of his life were as a teenager when he sent Jews to the gas chamber. These are not conspiracy theories. They happened.
2) Most attacks on George Soros have nothing to do with Judaism. Many Soros critics have no idea that he is even Jewish. Attacks on Soros are ideological, not ethnic. He’s a leftist. Conservatives disagree with leftism. When a white liberal attacks Clarence Thomas, it does not make them a racist. Liberals hate his conservative ideology.
3) It is perfectly legitimate to attack Soros for funding destructive leftist causes. He DOES fund Antifa & BLM. That’s not conspiracy crazy stuff. He gives to the organizations who fund various leftist rioters and agitators.
4) Judaism is based on Torah values. The Torah is what Christians refer to as the Old Testament. The Torah is non-partisan. Nothing in the Torah endorses radical environmentalism, veganism, transgender rights, or any other issues the left obsesses over. Those are political issues. The Torah is not a political document. Leftist Jews believe what they believe politically because they are leftists. Judaism has nothing to do with it. As a conservative, I passionately support supply-side tax cuts in marginal rates. I’m also pro-gun. Those are politically conservative positions. I happen to be a proud Jew, but Judaism has 0% correlation with tax policy, even if your CPA is Jewish.
5) Legally, any person with a Jewish mother is legally Jewish. However, that is not the same thing as living a Jewish life or having a Jewish identity. Plenty of people born to Christian fathers (Christianity goes by the dad) don’t live according to Christian values. The 9/11 hijackers called themselves Muslims, but Islam forbids prostitution and gambling. The 9/11 hijackers were in casinos and with prostitutes before the attacks. That does not mean those acts were sanctioned by Islam. Far too many leftist Jews have adopted leftism as their religion and then tried to falsely claim their beliefs were inspired by Judaism. This claim is false. Again, the Torah has no political ideology.
If any of you have questions about Judaism, ask me. If I do not know the answer, I’ll ask one of many Orthodox rabbis I know. Do not let leftist Jews try to convince you that leftism and Judaism are one and the same. They never have been. As a politically conservative Republican Jew, I categorically reject the false notion that being Jewish requires being a liberal Democrat. This has never been true. Liberals bleating it does not make it so.
eric

Shinzo Abe? Molon Labe!

Friday, July 8th, 2022
Japan has very strict gun control laws.
Draw your own logical conclusions.
Shinzo Abe? Molon Labe!
eric

The founders had no assault weapons…or Internet…so?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
“Our Founders used muskets. There were no assault weapons.”
— Disingenuous idiots everywhere
There was no Internet back then. So everyone who is against modernity is free to join the 17th century Amish. Turn in your cellphones. Stop using the Internet. Shut down all your social media pages.
There were no abortion clinics back then, so don’t even think of getting one.
Many lifesaving drugs had yet to be invented. So if you use everything from Viagra to Rogaine, you must stop.
None of the four major professional sports existed, so stop playing and watching them. In fact, stop watching all television because there were no TVS back then.
Turn in your automobile. Cars did not exist then.
There are plenty of disingenuous reasons to be anti-gun, but none as mind-numbingly stupid as being anti-technology. The people who call themselves progressives sure are anti-progress when it suits them.
eric

Joe Biden’s endless excuses

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
Even if one accepts the preposterous argument that inflation and gas prices are Vladimir Putin’s fault, ask yourself who is at fault for Putin invading Ukraine.
When Joe Biden was Barack Obama’s VP, Putin’s Russia gobbled up Crimea with zero consequences.
When Donald Trump was in charge, Putin didn’t even think of trying this garbage. American liberals kept calling Trump
erratic, unpredictable, and liable to do something crazy at any moment. That very unpredictability kept Putin off balance.
Putin sees right through Joe Biden. He sees a man who is too weak, frail and gutless to stop him. Putin invaded Ukraine because he could. He knows Western leaders will give angry speeches and then do absolutely nothing.
As for the supply chain issues and shortages, that is also a direct consequence of miserable decisions by the Biden administration. They fired thousands of workers across America who refused to get jabbed in their arm with an experimental treatment. Many industries lost competent, capable workers because of this incompetent and incapable administration.
Many of those fired workers were police officers. This is why we have had skyrocketing crime, in addition to leftist District Attorneys and Mayors who refuse to prosecute criminals.
So yes, it is the pathetic policies of the Biden Democrats that are hurting people. They will never take personal responsibility for anything, but the midterm elections will sort this out.
eric

How to fix Chicago

Monday, July 4th, 2022
No to gun control
Yes to Chicago control. Yes to Democrat control. Yes to mentally ill control.
I’ve said it for 15 years+. Quarantine the mentally ill. Fire Democrats everywhere they hold office. Send the military into Chicago to secure the place. Lock it down like a supermax prison. Nobody goes in or out until the violence stops.
Appoint a civil administrator to oversee Chicago like we did Iraq.
Replace the barbarism with something resembling civilization.
eric

Kamala Harris and Chicago: United in Failure

Monday, July 4th, 2022
As if Independence Day could not get any worse in Chicago, Kamala Harris has been dispatched there.
For what possible reason? She’s useless. Does she really think (No, I should stop there)…
Does she really think cackling her way through remarks about environmentalism and gender pronouns will fix things?
She is the queen of platitudes. Chicago desperately needs substance, healing and effective leadership. She offers none of that.
When you have nothing to say, say nothing. Say nothing quietly. Don’t be like Kamala Harris and say nothing loudly, badly and endlessly.
She is all talk in a city begging for action.
Don’t compound Chicago’s agony. Don’t bring Harris in.
On Independence Day, give Chicago a chance. Don’t punish them further. Don’t bring in the woman who is anti-police and pro-violent rioters.
Chicago needs people who care about and value human life, not people who worship power and are indifferent to human suffering. They have a Governor and Mayor for that. They don’t need a VP.
eric

Chicago is not America

Monday, July 4th, 2022
I love America. It breaks my heart to see one city in America constantly ruin everything for everyone else.
Give Chicago to Canada and be done with it.
It can’t be fixed. They elect the same leaders and get the same results.
No other city in America has these problems on a consistent basis as badly. Not DC or Baltimore. Not even Detroit.
Pray for the families of the fallen. Do nothing else. Nothing can be done until the people have had enough. You can’t save people who keep electing leaders committed to destroying public safety.
Every Independence Day I thank God I’m American. From now on I thank God I’m American and not Chicagoan.
Chicago was once a great city. Now it’s just Afghanistan with worse weather.
We need to send the military into Chicago. We need to stop coddling criminals and start locking them up.
We need to remember that liberty and the pursuit of happiness can’t start without LIFE.
I’ll try and offer a more optimistic message later today. First I need to finish recoiling in horror at what Chicago has become.
Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan have Illinois roots. Getting back to their values is the only solution.
Until then, This is not the America I love. This is not even civilization.
eric