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Why a GOP comeback is merely a pipe dream

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Why a GOP comeback is merely a pipe dream

The ongoing GOP Exodus has ignited massive controversy among Republicans, who call defectors from the party everything from sore losers to communists and closet Hillary fans. In reality, ex-Republicans are loyal to America, rather than to a person or a party. The defectors’ objective is to save their country and they are intelligent enough to realize the GOP is no longer the vehicle through which to accomplish this goal.

The Republican Party was in trouble prior to the circus that led to the nomination of an incompetent, narcissistic bully. The GOP desperately needed to accomplish two things in 2016: grow their party and forever debunk the mainstream media’s accusations that Republicans are haters, chauvinists, racists, homophobics, out of touch with the “little guy,” and engaged in a “war on women.”

Contradicting this definition of a Republican is merely a pipe dream now, as the party’s standard bearer is currently a hateful, nasty, bigoted, chauvinistic, self-absorbed racist who is completely out of touch with the “little guy” and laughs about assaulting women. As for that other goal, it is dust in the wind. “Growing the party” is a topic not heard very often among Republicans these days and for good reason.

Pipe dreams and fancies

There is no recovery from this disaster and the GOP should feel free to turn off the light, because the Party’s over. However Trump’s angry mob of haters hotly deny that the GOP is in trouble and cling to the fantasy that all is well. Meanwhile, true conservatives are busy forming parties of which to be proud, rather than remaining with a party for which they must continuously make excuses, similar to the battered wife insisting her abusive spouse will “change.”

Republicans ignore the knock of opportunity

The GOP could have nominated a shining star in 2016, but through a perfect combination of corrupt action and apathetic inaction, the Party collectively refused to save itself and handed the nomination–and subsequently the presidency–to an unqualified, childish, self-absorbed bully.

Anti-Trumpers were outnumbered by those who fall into one of three categories: the apathetic, the corrupt, and the cowardly:

Apathy

Any Republican who could sit out the primaries, despite the threat of a Trump nomination and the irreversible damage it would cause, had little or no regard for the fate of the party or the country as a whole. Nevertheless, 85% of Republican voters sat out their states’ primaries.

Corruption and cowardice

Likewise, it was said there were far more anti-Trump delegates than Trump supporting delegates at the convention, yet most who opposed the Nazi-like narcissist folded like paper tigers when bullied by a corrupt rules committee. This leads to yet another question. Why does the GOP have corrupt leadership?

These are not minor issues, ladies and gentlemen, and they are not problems from which the Republican Party will recover.

Through apathy on the part of voters, cowardice on the part of certain delegates, and corruption at the top, the Republican Party is now saddled with a standard bearer who is a sickening disgrace. Trying to tell the world that “most of us” didn’t want him just doesn’t wash. True conservatives are those willing to begin again with a party that cares enough to hold the line and come to its own rescue if ever its life is at stake.

Jesse Broadt has been a full-time writer in the travel industry since 2007 and regularly contributes to news and political websites.

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  1. Susan Hauck

    September 15, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Wow! Jesse, you’re a great writer! I love you articles! Keep writing. The GOP comeback IS merely a pipe dream. Anyone who doesn’t believe it has their head in the sand! You keep writing. I want to read more of your articles! Thanks for this great post. I love it! Rock on!

  2. Danny Lamar (@4liberty7777)

    September 15, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Right on Jesse..you hit the nail on the head! Gop…done…over…fried…burned out…excuse filled…an empty shell with no life left in it with an unqualified leader that CANNOT lead by example unless the gop wants to go around groping women etc. Keep it coming Jesse and do not be discouraged for there are many that get it!

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Healthcare

The hypocrisy of the healthcare debate

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Jimmy Kimmel Healthcare Hypocrisy

It never ceases to amaze me… the value the Left places on those who have done little to nothing to earn their way in the world, and the utter lack of regard for those who work hard and struggle because of government interference. The only time liberals adore success is when it comes from a Hollywood Leftist who hasn’t had to struggle to pay bills in years.

This issue manifested itself in the last week as Jimmy Kimmel, the mediocre comedian and late-night talk show host decided he didn’t like the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill. Many, if not most, true conservatives don’t like the bill either, as it leaves massive taxation in the hands of the federal government.

As JD Rucker, co-founder of the Federalist Party said:

“We’re working on a Federalist plan for healthcare for two reasons. First, the Graham-Cassidy debacle is pseudo-federalism. It only gives a little more say to individuals, businesses, and states when they should have all the say. Second, we won’t make the same mistake the GOP made: being granted control by the people, then squandering it by not having a plan ready from the beginning.”

Well, it’s nice to know SOMEONE has a plan for taking control out of the hands of the inept federal government, because it sure isn’t the GOP and it certainly isn’t the Democrats.

That aside, it’s amazing how Kimmel is adored by the Left for his statements solely because his child needed open heart surgery. Many people’s children need expensive surgeries and other medical treatments, and most of them are in nowhere near as good a position financially as Kimmel is financially to pay for those surgeries out of pocket.

Rucker’s son, Jacob, had a condition much like Kimmel’s son. Here’s what he had to say:

“My son had a similar situation as Kimmel’s. He needed open heart surgery a week after he was born. He was treated by the same doctor in the same hospital. What Kimmel won’t tell you because he either doesn’t know or doesn’t care is that this private hospital funded by private donations has always helped people who can’t pay for procedures. Obamacare didn’t change that. Repealing it won’t change that, either.

“America doesn’t need federal health insurance meddling to protect the most vulnerable. It needs families, communities, and states to work together on solutions that don’t include unelected DC bureaucrats declaring who gets treatment, what treatment they’re allowed to get, and who has to pay for it.”

Health insurance has long been costly, but that’s because the United States has been at the forefront of cutting edge medicine for decades. You get what you pay for, and the American health care system is second to none.

Further, if there is an emergency, no one is denied care thanks to laws already in place and the generosity of Americans, just as Rucker pointed out. The liberal narrative of people dying in the streets is simply not true. I certainly don’t remember finding dead people in the streets prior to the enactment of Obamacare, but I sure know plenty of people who are in despair over being able to pay their healthcare bills since Obamacare became law.

Stories have abounded for years since the Affordable Care Act’s passage that people could no longer afford the health care plans that used to sustain their families. Even if they could, the plans were often found to be “unacceptable” under the terms of the ACA. This of course put the lie to President Obama’s “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan” statement which was repeated ad nauseum. Most reporters for most of the major media outlets have glossed over what may be the most blatant lie in modern political history, despite the plethora of stories available that demonstrate Obama’s claim to have been a lie.

The news media and the rest of the liberal intelligencia continually give credence to the distorted views of people like Kimmel, whose stances are in no way based in reality, while ignoring hard working Americans struggling to make it, the very people who have suffered under Obamacare. The reason for this is obvious… The whole debate isn’t really about providing healthcare, nor is it even about who pays for healthcare, which is a separate, but more relevant issue to the healthcare discussion. It’s about what every debate between the Left and their teammates, and the neocons in the Republican party verses actual conservatives is about: it is about control verses freedom. It’s about the government deciding what is best for the individual verses the individual deciding what is best for his or her family.

The Democrats want single-payer healthcare. I don’t think this is a secret. If we can all just accept this basic premise, it will allow for more honest debate. The question is WHY they want single-payer.

Those pushing single-payer will tell you that they do so because they want healthcare to be free for everyone, and for everyone to have equal access to it. The people who push this narrative fall into one of two categories: 1) people who are ignorant and don’t understand how horrible single-payer has been everywhere it has been tried or 2) those who know this, but are deliberately lying.

Single-payer means that the government pays for everything, but because the government is the only one paying, the government also decides what healthcare is worth funding, plus what the patients are worth funding. Many doctors already won’t accept Medicaid because it pays so little. Many doctors do accept Tricare, the military’s insurance, but only out of a sense of patriotism, as it’s often not cost effective to do so. Medicare is equally as problematic as Tricare, but Medicare lacks the patriotism factor to back it up.

Do you think our “best and brightest” will continue to become doctors if they are paid a pittance? Of course they won’t. The greatest healthcare system in the world will no longer exist as we now know it should doctor pay be controlled by the Federal government. Right now, those with means to do so in single-payer countries come here to America to receive medical treatment. Why is that? Because it takes too long to get the treatment they need in their own countries, and because any treatment which is received in their home countries is typically substandard.

The Left embraces the arguments of the Jimmy Kimmels of the world and rejects those of the JD Ruckers of the world for one reason: one argument fits their narrative, the other doesn’t. One argument leads to control over our lives and even our deaths, the other doesn’t.

Hey, Mr. Kimmel- How about a solution where WE control our fates, not the Federal government? Or, at minimum, how about all of the people who have never given a “fig” about WE the people just stay out of our lives? Wouldn’t THAT be a novel idea? Eh, Jimmy?

Still, that would take a miracle: a miracle where the majority of Americans want to do things for themselves, not expecting someone else to do it for them. Far too many feel entitled, and they’re the ones that fall into the first category I spoke above. They are the ones who have called for a soothing lie they so wish to believe, and they’ve done so out of ignorance. Graham-Cassidy IS bad for our country, but not for the reasons Jimmy Kimmel says, and Obamacare is equally as bad. What we need is for the federal government to limit themselves to the powers vested to it in the Constitution. Healthcare is nowhere even close to being a Constitutional power of the Federal government.

Speaking with my father, principled man if there ever was one (I have an upcoming article about that), while I was writing this article, he told me that he didn’t think we could go back to what we had before Obamacare. Or, can we?” If his initial thought is true, then we are on a road with no turns, and full-blown socialism is in our near future… and I see that future. I don’t like it. It looks like Venezuela. Don’t believe me? Wait a few years. You know who you’ll have to thank for that paradise? Media types like Jimmy Kimmel, living happily in their mansions while we the peasants starve. Hardworking businessmen like Rucker who have been through the same situation will have had their warnings ignored.

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We can handle the NFL, Mr. President. Focus on real issues.

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Trump should stop attacking the NFL

I’ve been boycotting the NFL for three seasons. I started pulling my support as far back as late-2012. My beef came before Colin Kaepernick decided to get attention for himself to try to save his once-promising career. For many reasons, from the boosting of awful role-models to the greed they showed during “Harbowl” in 2013, I decided that if I’m going to spend my free time doing something fun, it might as well be doing something I can support. Sunday lunch-and-leisure with the family was born and I’ll never go back to the NFL.

This was harder for me than I thought. I’ve always loved football. I love watching it. I loved playing it in high school. I love talking about it. Principles over pleasures is tough sometimes, but it was especially tough with the NFL. I know I’m not alone.

President Trump has decided to go after the NFL. Like every other American, he has the right to express his feelings. The difference with a President is that those feelings turn into press coverage. The President has a certain degree of moral authority over the people who support him (scary to think of that considering our last four presidents, but it’s true). From the Oval Office, a president wields a great deal of influence over the nation and the world. That influence should be used to address real issues. The world has plenty of them.

The NFL is not one of them. It’s a waste of his and our time for the President of the United States to be focusing on something as unimportant as the National Football League.

There’s a bigger problem with the attention he’s paying to them. This is a private industry driven by private corporations supported by private citizens. We don’t need to President or any other politician getting involved in this situation. We, as American consumers, have a valid dispute when the representatives of a product are condemning something many of us cherish. Many others in America do not cherish it, so the battle lines have been drawn.

Americans can express their dismay by withdrawing support for the NFL. That means not watching games, not buying merchandise, and often publicly expressing our feelings. Americans can also express their support by embracing or even mimicking the actions of Kaepernick and other players. They can watch games, buy merchandise, and publicly express their support. The majority of Americans will either watch the NFL or not based upon their personal desires regardless of how the players behave. This is how America works.

It’s starting to become clear that more people are pulling their support. Last Thursday’s game in San Francisco had a laughable attendance. Television ratings are dropping. What does this tell us? It means we can handle the NFL in our own way without government interference or politicians riling up their bases.

I’m not sure what the President is doing. Is this misdirection, changing the subject from Russia, North Korea, and other real issues? Is this hopping onto a populist issue so he can claim to be making an impact later when things turn south for the NFL? Is he just saying whatever pops in his head?

Whatever the President’s intentions, he really just needs to stop. We can take care of the NFL. We need the President to stay focused on important things, not idiots playing a sport.

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Does Trump make liberals ill?

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Did you know that politics makes liberals ill? Yes, that’s right, it does. But before we describe and diagnose the situation, let’s look briefly at a few things that make Leftists angry, to better understand how they….emote. (Most don’t think.)

To make the Left angry all we need to do is exist, guilt-free. This enrages them, which is a fine sight to see. But what makes their heads truly explode…Republicans in power.

Mind you I didn’t say ‘conservatives in power,’ I said ‘Republicans.’ Republicans are often not conservatives, or anything close. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnel, both Republicans of long-standing, are what Kurt Schlichter has called ‘Fredocons’ men who stupidly want to respect of people they think important.

Whenever Republicans hold positions of power, even if they aren’t really conservatives, they still make the Left shake with rage. We all remember the Bush years. 8 years of Bob Woodward writing (another) presidential debunking. 8 years of books descrying traces of Christian theocracy amongst Christian Bush-voters. 8 years of Bush Derangment Syndrome. We all thought it was nuts. But what’s happening now is even more nuts.

But now we’re onto Trump Derangement Syndrome. Here are a few examples of what Trump’s driving liberals to.

Jimmy Kimmel has been driven to calling a Fox anchor a ‘little creep’ for daring to criticize Kimmel. The New York Post found it necessary to discuss how Trump called Kim Jong-Un ‘Rocket Man’ and ignore the other aspects of the speech. Maxine Waters continues to beat the drum for Trump’s impeachment, ignoring that there is no such thing as an impeachable offense.

Even the neo-conservative leader Bill Kristol has gone mad, continues to lead the Never Trumpers and calling for a military coup against Trump.

But here are some of the finest examples.

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, has complained that Trump’s presidency is literally killing him. In a recent article Milbank has said that he’s suffering from, “fatigue, poor sleep, even some occasional chest pain.” He’s said he was health before Trump but now, “eight months into Trump’s presidency, I was suddenly ailing.”

Milbank has company in the Trump Ward at the hospital, in the person of WSJ columnist Peggy Noonan. Noonan recently described a drug-induced dream she had, in which Trump and Hilary were more humble and gracious. MSNB host Katey Tur has written in a new book that Trump’s election made her want to barf. When she heard Trump was planning victory rallies after his electoral win, “The panic mounts. More rallies? I am falling over. More taunting crowds, more round-the-clock live shots. More airports, more earsplitting Pavarotti…I can’t. I just can’t.”

So why are these liberals suffering so greatly? Well, because for many of them, politics is both religion and therapy. They let their need for faith in something drive them into the arms of Progressivism. But this is unfair to Progressivism. Much as I dislike Charles Beard, TR and Woodrow Wilson, I readily admit them to be men of talent and, in the case of TR, absolute fearlessness. Today’s liberals are ninnies, whinginng wimps compared with their forebearers.

If politics makes you physically ill, then you need to get a life, and perhaps a God. Learn to look at things from outside the guilt-informed worldview of a 1st World, rich person, who is comfortable enough to make a living either writing or entertaining, instead of digging ditches or pouring concrete.

The man in the White House shouldn’t matter that much. Everyone, Left and Right, takes the President to be a far more important man than he really should be. It should matter little whether the President has an R, D or a T after his name, because the Republic can poke along without a Beneficent Leader to oversee all things.

If a Presidential victory rally makes you panicky, drink a big bottle of Tequila, take a nap and for the love of God remember we don’t live in a world that revolves around you. If you want to see a President impeached, by all means try to see it done. But stop acting as if there are impeachable offenses, when constitutional experts say there aren’t.

Politics is not the end of life. Things not going your way is part of life. Everyone, Grow Up!

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