Sunday, December 4, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Attorney General - Jeff Sessions
President Elect Donald Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions to be the Attorney General of the United States. He is faux-controversial because he was alleged to have made racially charged remarks while U.S. Attorney in Alabama.
What Democrats will not talk about, absolutely refuse to talk about, bury their collective heads in the sand about is the fact that Jeff Sessions went after Governor George Wallace over segregation in Alabama. Could that be because inwardly Democrats really preferred Wallace's stand on segregation? After all, they are the party of the Ku Klux Klan.
Speaking of the Ku Klux Klan, Senator Sessions also prosecuted them, something that must really stick in the craw of Democrats.
One of the reasons Donald Trump got elected was because people in the states he carried are sick and tired of soft immigration policies, including voters in my own state of Florida. Sessions is expected to move the Justice Department toward tougher immigration laws where needed and toward enforcing the laws already on the books.
Sounds good to me.
Chief Strategist & Senior Counselor - Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon is the former CEO of Breitbart News, an uber-conservative news outlet. This selection has Democrats and the lefties howling in pain. He also worked for Goldman Sachs. That only adds fuel to the fire.
Once again, Donald Trump has connected with the voters who gave him this election. Voters like me, a long time reader of Breitbart News.
Democrats and some Jewish groups have called on Trump to reconsider this appointment.
I hope he does not.
Seema Verma - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This is the agency that oversees Medicare and Medicaid. Verma is a master tactician. She is an excellent choice to help re-formulate health care in the United States.
Her claim to fame is her overseeing of a far-reaching plan that says beneficiaries of Medicaid who are physically able to do so should have to pay and/or work for their Medicaid benefits.
This is based on the idea that people who cannot work should be afforded benefits, but people who can but prefer not to work should have some responsibility for their benefits.
Another "get in touch with the citizenry" move by President-Elect Donald Trump.
Tom Price - Head of HHS
Price is a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act, and is a strong proponent of re-building health care in the United States.
See, the citizens don't like Obamacare. The feel lied to. Wanna know why? Well, it's because were were promised that our insurance premiums would go down on average $2,500.00 per year. Instead they have gone up by that much, in many cases more. That we considered a lie.
We were told we that if we liked our current plan we could keep our current plan. That turned out to be a lie. We couldn't.
We were also told that if we liked our doctor we could keep our doctor. Another lie. The plan chooses what doctors you can see, mostly scruffy old coots who work in the back office of the local hardware store.
"But so many people without coverage now have coverage!" Yes and just as many who had coverage now don't or can't afford the $300 per month premium with $12,000.00 per year deductible. Plus we get to pay for those who won't work and still get this Obamanation.
Price is exceptionally qualified to head HHS. He chairs the House Budget Committee and was very enthusiastic about Trump's presidency.
Looks to me like Trump is doing everything the lefties don't want him to, and that's his biggest asset.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
During the run-up to the election, every news outlet was convinced, and stated publicly, that Hillary Clinton was leading in the electoral college count.
During the run-up to the election, when the news outlets, the Democrats and the Republicans were convinced Hillary would win the election, the news outlets, the Democrats and Hillary were very happy about what they perceived would be the outcome of the election by electoral college vote.
Republicans were scratching their heads and figuring vote counts this way and that, trying to find some imagined path to Trump beating Hillary, a path they didn't sound like even they believed.
Radio talk show hosts, such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Marc Levin and others sounded very doubtful, hoping against hope that Donald Trump could make a reasonable showing and maybe, just maybe, by some twist of fate, squeeze out enough votes to slip past Hillary.
Alas, it was not to be. Instead, Donald Trump trounced Hillary Clinton in the electoral college. He whooshed past her, leaving her in the dust, coughing and stumbling along in defeat.
And now, the same Democrats who were very happy with the electoral process when Hillary was seemingly ahead, are crying, "Foul! It's the fault of this stupid system we have. We need to get rid of the electoral college!"
Not one single time, when they won the electoral college vote, did the Democrats ever complain about the results. They never even hinted that they might want the electoral college done away with.
Funny how when the shoe is on the other foot...............