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Dear GOP: This is what happens when you trade morals for… whatever you saw in Trump



Dear GOP This is what happens when you trade morals for whatever you saw in Trump

Porn star sex scandals. Crooked lawyers doing crooked things. The National Enquirer spilling whatever beans they may have locked away in the vault. Campaign managers going to jail for a long time. Disgruntled former employees writing books. Playboy Playmates getting paid for silence.

These are the sorts of things that one might expect from Bill Clinton or Anthony Weiner. They should have never been the centerpiece of a Republican President’s emerging legacy, yet that’s exactly what we’re seeing. Unfortunately, we could have seen this coming back in 2015 when Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy.

Some of us did, but not enough.

Trump is and always has been a devious, corrupt, lecherous man. He never hid these facts. He wrote books about his devious, corrupt, and lecherous adventures throughout his life. The GOP base he energized with amazing rallies and harsh words knew beyond a shadow of a doubt what this man represented in his life and they chose to let him represent them as a candidate and President.

It hasn’t all been bad, though. Many of the policies enacted while he’s been President have been positive. But there haven’t been nearly enough to justify the baggage and embarrassment he’s brought to his nation and the GOP. Don’t get me wrong; Hillary would have been far worse for different reasons, but Trump’s scandals are still very bad.

If things continue to sink, he may represent the downfall of the Republican Party. If they get worse, he may take the country down with him.

Just as Trump supporters have been calling on NeverTrumpers to admit he’s done some good things, I now call on his supporters to admit overall he has been a terrible mistake. We had Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, or Rand Paul who could have done even more on the policy end while not turning the White House into a tabloid punchline. Heck, I would have taken moderate squishes like Jeb Bush or Lindsey Graham over what we have now.

I don’t think I could have made the leap to John Kasich, whose best quality is that he’s not Hillary Clinton.

I am no longer a Republican because of Trump but also because of what he brought to light within the GOP. He’s a symptom of both a party that has forgotten what it represents and a nation that has forgotten what it needs.

The 2016 election could have been the shift towards conservative values and federalist practices that can truly make the country great again. Instead, we have Trump values and big government policies as the backdrop to scandals that would make the Clinton’s blush. All the while, the Republican base seems oblivious to the catastrophes screaming around them.

We are seeing a sharp rise in people willing to adopt abominable ideologies like socialism, reproductive rights superseding human rights, and self-defense abdication. Trump and others in the GOP are giving people reasons to consider the failed economic philosophy that’s destroying Venezuela. They’re making it more and more popular to see pre-born babies as medical side effects to be purged. They’re promoting the notion that it’s not our responsibility to defend our families or have the means to protect ourselves from tyranny.

Trump and the GOP are giving progressives everything they could have ever hoped for: reasons to abandon the conservative values and federalist principles that we so desperately need in America today.

There are two important things that must be immediately learned and forever embedded in the minds of patriotic Americans. The first is obvious from the headline. Never, ever trade morals or values for whatever shiny object Trump represented to you. Whether it was his “straight talk” (that often turned out to be lies) or his bold promises (when do we get the check from Mexico to build the wall?) or the business savvy (more myth than reality since the vast majority of his business endeavors failed miserably), remember that a devious, corrupt, lecherous man will be a devious, corrupt, lecherous President if you put him in office.

The other thing to take away from this debacle is that we must return to the original intent of our founders. Read the Federalist Papers. Learn and teach what is required of self-governance and limited powers. Remember and remind that the individual, the family, and the community are exponentially more important for the success of the nation than anything enacted in DC or at state capitols and therefore should be the seats of power. Our founders didn’t envision the juggernaut of control that DC has become. It’s up to us to take back the power and localize as many political decisions as possible.

This isn’t about “I told you so.” It’s about how we move forward with the expectation that President Trump’s scandals are going to be distractions at best and a catalyst for failure at worst. We the People must work to bring conservative values and federalist philosophies back to the nation. Stop being sycophants. Start being Americans again.

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If only one Democrat, mainstream media shill, or Hollywood snowflake admitted they were wrong about Mueller…



If only one Democrat mainstream media shill or Hollywood snowflake admitted they were wrong about Mu

My nasty, terrible, awful secret is that deep down, I thought Donald Trump Jr. colluded with the Russians. I know what you’re thinking. “How did you fall for the media’s fake news?” As ashamed as I am of this revelation, I figured based on the information being circulated, it made sense that Don Jr. got a tip that could help his father and he likely acted on it.

Following the summary of Robert Mueller’s investigation report that claimed there was no collusion by the Trump campaign, I’m pleased to acknowledge that I was wrong. Of course, I’m not a Democrat, a mainstream media shill, or a Hollywood snowflake. I’m just an innocent conservative who fell for onslaught of “bombshell” reports.

I was wrong and I’m happy about that.

Now, try to find anyone in the opposition party in newsrooms, Hollywood, or the DNC who is willing to admit they were wrong this whole time. Anyone? ANYONE?

Here’s the thing. If there’s one thing that would help heal this nation’s divide, it would be the Democrats coming out and acknowledging they made a huge mistake following faulty reports and wishful thinking that led them to believe in something that simply wasn’t there. Aren’t the Democrats about uniting the nation? Aren’t they the ones always saying the nation’s divided and it needs to be fixed?

I’m one of those people who likes many of the things the President is doing while not liking the way he’s doing it. But I’m also the type of person who can acknowledge when I was misled, and after falling for the witch hunt hoax of the century, I have no problem doing so now.

Therefore, I call on those who helped spread the Russian-Trump collusion narrative to publicly admit they were spreading the rumors from their own echo chamber and turning it into what they would consider to be news. If they can do that, I’ll actually regain a smidgen of respect for them.

It’s hard to admit when you’re wrong. I get it. But the nation is truly divided and the Russian-collusion fake news witch hunt hoax is the primary culprit of the last two years. Grow some integrity and acknowledge your errors, Democrats.

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Faux conservative media ignores GOP lies on abortion



Faux conservative media ignores Trump and GOP lies on abortion

Even though Republicans have failed the pro-life litmus test ever since the Republican-nominated Supreme Court decided 46 years ago in Roe v. Wade that women have a Constitutional right to murder their unborn child, they are playing the pro-life card once again for political purposes in preparation for the 2020 election.

This was extremely obvious last month when Mitch McConnell held a show vote on the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” a bill introduced by Sen. Ben Sasse mandating medical care for babies that survive the abortion procedure attempted murder.

Like the GOP itself during the past two years of full control of Washington, the bill did nothing to bring an end to abortion. It did, however, give Mitch McConnell and the Republicans a nice political talking point to add to their 2020 election arsenal.

“This stunning, stunning extremism” will not “be the last word on the subject.”

By the way, Republicans played this same game in 2018 — an election year — with a House version of the BAASPA that died in the Senate.

I wrote last week about BlazeTV and how it had become a pro-Trump echo chamber and home of faux conservatives. In the piece, I mentioned an episode of Steve Deace’s show where he pointed out the Democrats’ “worship of abortion” and called on conservatives to “cheer” Donald Trump because he was using late-term abortion as a campaign issue.

In a rebuttal on his show the day after my article, Deace and his crew accused me of being in the “orange man bad” anti-Trump cult where criticism of Trump is only happens because we’re talking about Trump. Aside from the obvious attempt to dismiss my opinion without addressing it, my conclusions were based on Trump’s non-conservative policies, his track record of doublemindedness and broken promises regarding abortion, and BlazeTV’s decision to promote Trump as the savior of the Republic.

Yes, the Democrat party is the party of abortion and infanticide. Heck, the party’s 2016 platform championed Planned Parenthood and promised to protect government funding of their infanticide services. The platform also called for Democrats to overturn “all federal and state laws that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including repealing of the Hyde Amendment.”

The Democrat-controlled House has begun working on ways to repeal the Hyde Amendment. Claiming to possess a “pro-choice majority,” they are looking to find new ways for public funds to be used to murder the unborn, including coverage for abortions under Medicaid along with mandating abortion coverage under other government healthcare plans.

Here’s a fun fact: the much-ballyhooed Medicare for All single-payer healthcare plan being promoted by nearly every Democrat presidential candidate and some “conservative socialists” mandates coverage for abortion services. Once we have single-payer, every American will be funding the murder of unborn babies. Look for it to be included in the 2020 Democrat platform.

So, this means Deace was right about the Democrats, right? Yes, but he and others in the faux conservative media have turned this reality into a “squirrel moment” to distract voters away from the hypocrisy and lies we get from Trump — and by default, the GOP — on the abortion issue. Pointing to the obvious extremism of the Democrat Party while giving Trump a pass on abortion and “cheering” him for using it as a political weapon to get re-elected is nothing more than another edition of the #notDemocrat game we get from the GOP every election season.

Democrats haven’t had to worry about keeping their platform promise to protect Planned Parenthood because Trump and the GOP have been keeping that promise for them by not only continuing their funding, but increasing it. They have also increased funding for harvesting body parts from aborted babies for research purposes, included experiments using human fetal tissue on mice — tissue that comes from Planned Parenthood.

Democrats are pro-abortion to the extreme and Republicans are no different. But the GOP gets to hide behind the cover of a so-called conservative media that is all too willing to play the deceptive #notDemocrat game while “cheering” Trump and the GOP for tickling their ears.

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Releasing the full Mueller report would destroy the Democratic Party for 2020 if it’s clean



Releasing the full Mueller report would destroy the Democratic Party for 2020 if its clean

Let’s play the hypothetical game. Now that Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Robert Mueller’s Russian election hacking report has indicated the President and his campaign did not collude with the Russians, the only thing the left can do is hope for a release of the full report. In it, they hope to find evidence that there really was collusion and possibly obstruction of justice, but not enough evidence to indict anyone on it. In the court of public opinion, it may be enough to win the 2020 election.

But what if there’s nothing? What if the Mueller report makes it even more clear than AG Barr’s conclusion that collusion didn’t occur? In that scenario, releasing the report would give the GOP every ounce of ammunition they need to sink the Democratic Party for the foreseeable future.

Imagine all the soundbites and Tweets of Democrats, media shills, and Hollywood activists over the last 22 months declaring with a certainty that the investigation was necessary, that it would yield fruit, and that it wasn’t a witch hunt. Now, imagine a Republican Party that was actually savvy when it comes to winning elections. I know it’s difficult to picture based on RNC’s campaign illiteracy, but try your hardest to picture effectiveness in campaign messaging by the GOP. Such a scenario would put dozens of Democrats across the nation in jeopardy based solely on the gigantic waste of time, energy, and personal investment.

They promised us they were going to take down the President and prove he stole the 2016 election. They banked on the notion that the only reason Hillary Clinton lost is because Donald Trump cheated. They screamed through tears of desperation in trying to protect Mueller because they assumed the President would fire him. When none of those things panned out, they revealed their attempts to rally the people for a righteous cause were actually manifestations of their Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Can you imagine all that? Good. Now, let’s look at the reality of the situation.

If the report is not released soon, it’s very likely there are things in there that the President doesn’t want made public. There would be no other reason to keep it sealed, especially after declaring that it should be released. The shadow of the report is going to grow much bigger than the meat of the report itself. The left is already playing like the Barr summary was just a smokescreen so the administration could keep the report sealed without getting backlash.

On the other hand, holding the report back for a little while could be the 4D chess we always hear about in regards to the President’s campaign strategies. If he can get the left banking even more on the report as their smoking gun before releasing it to reveal a giant nothingburger, it may not just be a few dozen Democrats across the nation in sudden election jeopardy. It could be the end for literally hundreds of them.

Don’t assume if the report gets held from the public for a while that it has something bad in it. If it gets released in a month or two after every Democratic candidate screams for it, then the nothinburger will be a poison pill for their whole party.

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