Politically Speaking – July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018

What’s happening in this country concerns me. Where did all the hate come from? When did the mainstream left start feeling that socialism is the way to go? Socialism is a kiss of death for any country that turns their back on capitalism in favor of socialism.

Don’t believe me; take a good look at Venezuela. This country went from being in the top seven richest countries — rich in oil, full of opportunity for the people — to a socialist government, and today the people are rummaging through garbage cans to feed their families. I realize Bernie Sanders talks a big story. Check his holdings. He made a fortune with capitalism. He owns not one but two multi-million dollar homes and a $600,000 vacation condo. It damn sure wasn’t socialism that got him his fortune.

And what happened in New York? They elected a 28 year old from South Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She claims to be the Democrats’ giant killer, a socialist and understudy of Bernie Sanders. Hopefully it’s her last win.

By the way, just a quick history lesson. Hitler was a fascist. Hitler gained control by giving free college eduction to all, passed strict gun control laws, eliminated poverty, created universal health care, free homes for the homeless, jobs for the jobless, brainwashed starting with the youngest children, and created birth control by abortion starting with the Jewish families — with forced abortion!

Open up a history book. Do they do that in schools anymore? This was fascism at its finest. However, in some ways it sounds like Bernie Sanders and Cortez. We as a country are traveling down a very dangerous road.

We have reached a point that many find it acceptable that a grown man can jerk a MAGA hat off a 16-year-old kid’s head and throw a soda in his face; a U.S. Representative can encourage violence against Trump supporters and his Cabinet; our Press Secretary and her family were asked to leave a restaurant just because she works for the current Trump Administration; an individual climbs the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July and ruins the holiday for many and puts in danger the lives of those who are trying to rescue her. And what does she say? She quotes Michelle Obama, her idol, by saying, “When they go low, we go high.” Wow!

At this point I can see why a majority of Republicans are true blue Trump and many Independents are still supporting him. Many conservative Democrats are moving in that direction on many policies. Don’t sell the Democratic Party short. Many are not supporting the craziness of the far left.

On to the Supreme Court decision. President Trump has said he will announce his pick out of the short list of four on Monday evening at 9:00 p.m.

Trump’s picks to fill Justice Kennedy’s seat are all conservative: Raymond Kethledge, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and Thomas Hardiman. My pick would be Amy Coney Barrett, but I don’t see it happening.

I find it interesting Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) wants Trump to wait until after the 2018 midterm elections, but in 2016 while Obama was in office he wanted to hurry up and pick the Supreme Court Justice nominee before the 2016 midterms. He who talks out of both sides of the mouth, what a politician.

The main reason he wants to wait is the Republicans have 50 votes, the Democrats have 49. Guess what, unless one Republican votes with the Democrats, Trump’s nominee will be confirmed before midterms! I still remember Durbin saying in 2016 the Supreme Court has eight seats. Unless there are nine, it’s a deadlock. I agree we need to get this done now. Because there are eight Supreme Court judges, we need nine to stop a possible deadlock.

On to Thailand. As of Monday morning, rescuers had rescued eight young soccer players that were trapped in a cave along with their coach and six other young teammates. These children, the coach and the rescuers are all in my thoughts and prayers. The world has watched this difficult, unprecedented rescue.

Until next week.