A new voice in America’s battle against political corruption
Joe Angione is a former columnist for The Villages Daily Sun, and can be reached by email by clicking HERE
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Latest Edition 2/1/20
Regardless that Donald Trump will certainly be acquitted in the Senate, some of his most deranged Demonrat opponents have vowed that “impeachment is forever.” Congress will be besieged with new waves of impeachment articles triggered each time the president doesn’t give the Demonrats what they want. To them there is no separation of powers that allows the executive branch to operate independently on matters the Constitution has assigned to the office of the president. That’s why it’s urgent for Republicans to retake control of the House and also hold on to the Senate. Good government will never return to Washington...unless the Demonrats are driven from power in Congress this November.
Of ‘’Demonrats” and “Republi-Bums”
Just as there are lying, deceiving Trump-hating, Demonrats among the leaders and activists who control the Democrat Party, there is a similar clique of anti-Trump, establishment creeps within the Republican Party: They are the “Republi-Bums” who are eager to further the aims of the Demonrats who want Trump impeached.
Most likely to be among the ranks of today’s Republi-Bums are Senators Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. They all despise Donald Trump because he’s not a demure, wishy-washy leader who allows the corrupt establishment to control the nation’s access to urgent legislation, and to gather more unconstitutional power over the American people every year.
These Republi-Bums want to allow witnesses into the Senate trail after the Democrat prosecution has already called 17 witnesses during the House indictment of the president. None have been able to dent Trump’s defense of his administration’s investigation into corruption in Ukraine which included the involvement of Americans, such as Joe and Hunter Biden. These Republi-Bums want to burden Congress with needless additional weeks perhaps months of testimony in a case against the president that was signed, sealed and delivered as complete by House Managers (Democrats) to the Senate.
Additional testimony is totally unnecessary in a case where the Democrat’s articles of impeachment don’t rise to the level of impeachable offenses. One such offense, obstruction of Congress, is no crime and goes on all year long whenever the president vetoes a piece legislation favored by the opposing party. Should members of Congress be permitted to launch articles of impeachment against a president every time he vetoes a bill they favor? That would be insane and force Congress into endless impeachment confrontations throughout the year. The people’s business would never get done, and the nation would suffer terribly.
A key point offered by Democrats to prove their “obstruction” claims is that President Trump and his administration ignored many subpoenas calling for White House people to testify during the House impeachment proceedings, and the White House also refused to honor subpoenas demanding certain information be provided to House prosecutors.
Democrat Subpoenas were “null and void.” The truth is that since all these subpoenas were issued before the House voted to bring articles of impeachment against the president, they were null and void having no legal impact on those who were subpoenaed. The fact is that the Constitution demands that subpoenas not be issued until articles of impeachment have been put to a vote. This alone blows the Democrats’ first article of impeachment right out of court.
The second article, “abuse of power,” is so vague and arbitrary as to have no clear meaning offering any discernible menace to good and honest government. If it means, as Democrats imply, that there is an abuse of presidential power whenever the president acts in opposition to their demands. In this situation, the president would become a powerless prisoner chained to the will and whims of Congress. His equality under the separation of powers among the three branches of the federal government would be destroyed, thereby shackling him to service as a mere “vassal” to an all-powerful legislative branch.
Somehow propelling these weak articles of impeachment forward is the contention among Democrats that the president is guilty of a crime in that he asked the head of a foreign nation, Ukraine, to assist in uncovering corruption in that country that might involve Americans... some of whom might also be his political opponents.
President’s duty is to cooperate with foreign heads of state on all matters of our national security. Let it be clear that there is nothing in the law preventing the president from working with another head of state to expose corruption and root it out of government. There is also nothing in the law to prevent the exposure and prosecution of corrupt Americans simply because they might be political foes of the president. To argue that the motivation of President Trump to cooperate with the Ukrainians was first and foremost to defeat his leading Democrat opponent can never be proved. Nor should exposing the Bidens’ wrong-doings in Ukraine, be avoided because it would give Trump a political advantage. Trump had nothing to do with the Bidens’ crimes.
The Bidens’ well documented influences on criminal enterprises in Ukraine were of their own choosing; no one forced them to get involved. They’re not innocents simply caught up in someone else’s crimes.
The possibility that Trump might have been more motivated to Get Biden than to expose Ukrainian corruption doesn’t even matter. And here’s why: Any successful executive who does his job building his company’s sales and profits, increasing its competitive position in the marketplace, doing everything he promised he’d do to make his company great brings with it certain personal advantages to that executive. He gets to keep his job...increase his salary and profit-sharing...he receives accolades that virtually guaranty his future as a top-paid executive. But is this wrong? Should he reject any personal gains earned as a result of his success as a corporate leader?
Why then would it be a crime for President Trump to gain an election advantage from working to root out corruption by Americans in foreign lands? Everyone who successfully serves this country reaps some personal benefit from his work. In the case of the Ukraine, Trump does gain if the Bidens are exposed for their crimes. But there is absolutely nothing wrong legally, morally or otherwise should this happen.
The nation’s most outrageous Republi-Bum. A few months ago, President Trump fired John Bolton as his National Security Advisor. Bolton left no doubt: He was a Republican, but also a dangerous “war hawk.” He wanted to go to war everywhere and anywhere a government showed itself to be hostile to the United States. He wanted to put boots on the ground in Iran, more in Syria and Iraq, invade Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela. And in wanting to wage all this war, he thought he was president and worked to plunge us into disastrous conflicts all across the globe. He had to go, and Trump unceremoniously dumped him.
Bolton believes he now sits in the perfect spot to get back at Trump and spoil his re-elect campaign. He’s got a book in the works that is purported to contain negative comments about Trumps desire to withhold aid to Ukraine until its president investigated Biden’s complicity in Ukrainian corruption.
Such a story was published in the New York Times a week ago based on complete hearsay from someone who is reported to have seen Bolton’s book. But the fact is that there is only one draft of the book, to be published in March, that was sent for review by the National Security Council. No copy of the book ever went to the New York Times, leaving it at the mercy of hearsay from some Trump-hater who might never have read the Bolton manuscript.
In fact, Bolton’s lawyers and other spokes people are now reporting that it would have been impossible for anyone to leak anything to the NY Times, and even that there might be no statements at all in the book about Trump’s motivation in investigating the Bidens.
Of course, word of this hearsay revelation was announced by The New York Times just days before a vote in the Senate to allow new witnesses to testify in Trump’s trial. How totally contrived was this announcement? ...How perfectly timed to push two of the Senate’s leading Republi-Bums—Mitt Romney and Susan Collins-- to use it as a reason to allow new witness testimony into the trial.
A prolonged trail prevents Congress from doing the people’s business. Most people don’t realize how completely the work of the House has been undermined since the Demonrats took control in January, 2019. Few, if any, new laws have been passed and sent on to the Senate. Urgent public needs that must be satisfied by new legislation have been abandoned in favor of the Democrats’ war on the president. A state of siege exists on the White House that places all legislative actions on permanent hold.
We have had some relief in the form of bills such as the U.S./Mexico/Canada Trade Agreement and the America/China Trade Agreement that have past due to strong bipartisan support in Congress. But there is little or no cooperation in Congress to pass the hundreds of other bills the American people must have to make life better, more affordable and safer.
There is no advantage to be gained by either political party in allowing the impeachment process to go on for weeks and months. It’s time to bring it to a halt. Take a vote on the merits of the articles set down against Trump. ...weight the evidence both for and against him...and vote to acquit the President of the United States. Congress has a mountain of business set before it that must be served...service delayed to the American people is service denied to the American people.
TIME TO ACQUIT PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
Liberals hate America’s war heroes
The story of A Man named “Harold;” and a president named “Barack” reveals how badly most liberals treat the nation’s war heroes.
Harold was a bright child. He grew up in America. He went to school and had a bright future ahead of him. Harold was full of life, but it was cut short in a violent moment on a Middle East battlefield.
While few people had ever heard of Harold before his death, many did afterward and in death, something very shocking happened. What was so shocking, was how the Obama administration responded to Harold’s death compared to the death of another whose passing made headlines at about the same time.
Harold was Harold Greene, Major General, United States Army. On Aug. 5, 2014, Major General Greene was killed by a Taliban terrorist. He was returned to America with full military honors. It has been a tradition that the president attends the funeral of a General and other “Flag-rank” officers killed in the line of duty.
Richard Nixon attended the funeral of a Major General Casey killed in Vietnam, and George W. Bush attended the funeral of Lieutenant General Timothy Maude, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks.
While Major General Greene was being buried, Barack Obama was playing golf. The Vice President, Joe Biden, wasn't there either. Neither was the Secretary of Defense. Flags were not even lowered to half-mast.
Four days after Harold Greene gave his life for America, Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was at best a young thug. In the minutes before his death, he committed a robbery at a local convenience store. According to other reports, Brown struck Officer Darren Wilson and shattered his orbital bone. Obama sent a three-person delegation to Brown's funeral.
Evil rewarded; honor denied. Neither Obama nor Biden would attend the funeral of the highest ranking military officer killed in the line of duty since 9/11, yet they sent a delegation to the funeral of a thug.
When Margaret Thatcher, one of America's staunchest allies and Ronald Reagan's partner in bringing down Soviet communism died, Obama sent only a small, low-level delegation to her funeral. The snub was not missed by the British.
When Chris Kyle, the most lethal American sniper in history was murdered, there was no expression of sympathy from the Obama White House. But when Whitney Houston died from a drug overdose, the Obama/Biden administration ordered all flags be flown at half-mast.
There was no White House delegation at the funeral of an American hero. American heroes died and Obama went to the golf course. A thug died and he got a White House delegation.
No wonder most "REAL" Americans hold Obama in such contempt, especially members of our Military.
And Biden is now expounding on how great the Obama/Biden administration was for military personnel....whom they did not honor...whose funerals they did not attend....but did send delegations to honor thugs and drug abusers.
What a world? When the most important among us are rejected...but the worst of us
are given recognition they don’t deserve. Thank God we have a president now who holds our fighting men and women close to his heart.
"Dirty Harry"comes clean
Clint Eastwood, one of Hollywood's few conservatives, sees through the bull crap the movie industry puts out regarding gun control and what's driving America to violence. At 89, his mind can still boil things down to the simple, basic truths about how the nation has allowed progressive ideology to screw us up big time. If we, the people, down wake up and work hard to reverse all the wrongs we've contributed toward destroying America's greatness, we will not survive for another decade. Please take Clint's 19 words to heart and put them into practice.
Don’t let Islamists control America
In spite of CAIR’s terrible attack on American Constitutional law and religious freedom, Democrat Congresswomen like Illan Omar and Rashida Tlaib embrace radical Islamist philosophy. Just like CAIR’s Omar Ahmad, they, too, are here to convert the nation--that means you and me--into radical Muslims who will accept America as an Islamist Caliphate. The beliefs of these U.S.-based Islamists are the same as those who are winning the battle to destroy the Christian-based culture of Western Europe. Islamist fundamentalist nations, such as the middle eastern nations of Iran and Syria, cannot hide the inhuman tyranny that is at the heart of an Islamist Caliphate. This must not be repeated here.
New Salvadoran president takes blame for migrant caravans
Fox News reports that the newly elected president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has taken responsibility for the migrant caravans exiting his country for the U.S., and also for the sad deaths of Salvadorians, Oscar Alberto Martinez and his daughter, who perished while attempting to cross the Rio Grande river.
President Bukele said the onus is on his government to make the country a safer place -- and one “where migration is an option, not an obligation." He took office just a month ago and promised to make El Salvador “a safer and better place”...and that “his government is responsible for fixing the problems that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee in the first place.”
Bukele also told Sky News, owned by the Fox organization, that his government will work to "make our country more prosperous and create jobs. So, if people have an opportunity for decent jobs, a decent education, a decent health care system and security, I know that forced migration will be reduced to zero," he said.
Although Bukele accepted blame for his country’s forcing the caravans to leave for the U.S., he went on to say that he did condemn the treatment of migrants in the United States and Mexico. This was totally unfair. More than 35,000 families from El Salvador were rescued by our Border Patrol agents at our southern border in the first eight months of fiscal year 2019.
Bukele should understand that it’s virtually impossible to accommodate these Salvadorians and those from other countries—more than 100,000 each month--in the U.S. and lodge them all in comfortable, uncrowded conditions. Some may be sleeping on the floor, eating the most basic foods available, and often lack recreational opportunities. But, we took them in when El Salvador threw them out. Without our compassionate acceptance, they would have died for lack of any assistance at all.
Personal sacrifice needed to stop migrant invasions
It seems that every time President Trump decides to do something unconventional to stop the invasion of hundreds of thousands of migrants across our southern border, the Demon-Rats and their media slaves begin scare campaigns to set the public against the president.
When Trump decided to declare a national emergency to get money to build a wall, the Demon -Rats and their media bootlickers (lets simply call them all the Deep State) shouted that he was violating Article One of the U.S. Constitution, mis-using funds needed somewhere else, and creating a situation where some future Democrat president would use a national emergency to pass the “green new deal” into law. Ridiculous.
Just recently, when he said he’d close the border with Mexico as a last resort for ending Mexico’s support for migrant invaders by assisting them in crossing Mexico to overrun our country, the deep state unleashed a wave of messages telling Americans of all the Mexican fruits and vegetables and other products from that country that would no longer be available in the U.S. And they attempted to terrify business people about all the trade they’d lose with Mexico.
The deep state knows how very spoiled and selfish many Americans are when it comes to product availability and low prices. They want instant gratification that’s dirt cheap. Tell them that strawberries or tomatoes won’t be on store shelves for a time, or will cost a lot more when supplied from somewhere other than Mexico, and you’d think their life depended on these foods or perhaps on some seafood item caught by Mexicans off their coasts.
Rationing toughened America’s “greatest generation.” Few of us remember the stringent rationing of food items and many other products that was necessary to help win World War II. Our parents and grand-parents took that scarcity in stride, knowing it was vital to ensuring their freedom from terrible enemies. And none of them died because they were short of anything.
But today, too many of us are selfish and unwilling to sacrifice anything to protect the land of the free and the home of the brave. We understand that American lives may be lost in fighting for our freedom. But when it comes to some trivial thing we like to put on our dinner table, we won’t give it up without raising a big stink.
And what about American businesses that may suffer losses because they can no longer trade with Mexico? So what about them? Let them help themselves by finding new products to sell and new markets to serve. No one has guaranteed them a right to survive forever. No one ever guaranteed me a right to a job or permanent employment. No one has guaranteed that right to anybody.
So suck it up America! We need border protection whatever the cost. Get creative. Become inventive in solving your problems without the government having to guarantee you anything other than your natural, basic rights to life and liberty. In this day and age, as always, personal sacrifice must be accepted by everyone if America is to continue to exist.
President Trump, close the border for as long as needed. Courageous, selfless Americans will deal with the consequences.
White House salaries:
Trump saves tax money;
Obama pissed it away~
It was revealed that, on Friday, February 15th, the Trump administration released their annual report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. It includes the name, status, salary and position title of all 377 White House employees.
The report also said that Trump decided not to take a dime of his salary; instead he donated it to an amazing patriotic cause.
The report also showed that President Trump is far better at saving money than Obama was. The total annual White House salaries under Trump are $35.8 million vs. $60.9 million under Obama, a savings of $25.1 million.
...Here are some other key findings:
There are 140 fewer employees on White House staff under Trump than under Obama at this point in their respective presidencies.
Thirty-nine fewer staffers are also dedicated to assisting The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS). Currently, there are only five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump compared to forty-four staffers who served Queen Michelle Obama in 2009.
However, it's what the report said Trump did with this salary that has everyone talking. Instead of taking his salary, Trump donated all $400,000 to the Department of the Interior where it will be used for construction and repair needs at military cemeteries. That’s amazing. It's so great to have a president who loves our brave military men and women so much.
As you might have guessed: the administration’s announcement about employees and their salaries received virtually no attention in the liberal media.
Read this poem recounting Trump's impeachment and get a few chuckles. The identity of the poet is unknown, but he/she makes it easy and fun to remember the most vicious and stupid assault ever on a duly-elected president of the United States.
T'was the vote for impeachment
T’was the vote for impeachment, and all through the House
The Dems called him a liar, a scoundrel, a louse.
The witnesses were questioned, their answers unclear
But the Dems were incensed and just didn't care.
They made up some stories, they ignored many facts
They misled with their words, while they pressed their attack.
And Schiff with his bug eyes, and Nadler his naps
Pushed their agenda, while looking like saps.
Then Articles were crafted with no criminal base
And passed unanimously by every Dem in the place.
The Republicans played a part in this farce as well
By attending and legitimizing what the Dems tried to sell.
And out on the lawn at a White House presser,
There was a lady reporter, so Trump stood to address her.
He led with a smile, and with a gleam in his eye
Made it clear to the press corps he wouldn't be shy.
He was calm and sincere when he called it a scam,
All he wanted was justice and to expose this Dem sham.
"So on to the Senate, let's see where this leads.
I've done nothing wrong, I've made no misdeeds."
And he smiled and he waved, and he turned then to leave,
But turned back with a twinkle, touched his head, said "believe."
Then quick as a flash the names were there on his lips,
Each with a nickname, now familiar old quips.
"Now, Nancy, now Adam, now Jerry and Val,
Now Sheila, and Eric, and Maxine you old gal,
There've been lots of bills, so you could have passed plenty,
But instead you've now ruined your chances for '20.
"So just bring it on, let's get this thing done,
But remember this day, when in November I've won.
It's been a fight for three years, and you've landed no blows
So I can weather five more... I might have to, who knows?
"Still history will show I accomplished a lot,
Despite the resistance your Party has wrought.
So embellish your stories, cast me a villain,
I'll be in the Oval Office, smiling and chillin'.
Great orators of today’s “Demonrat” Party
Here are some of their recent gems of wisdom:
"It depends [on] what your definition of 'is' is?'' William Jefferson Clinton
“Gorsuch isn’t fit to serve because he uses law and not emotions.” Kamala Harris
"What difference does it make?" (re: Benghazi) Hillary Clinton
"America is, is no longer, uh, what it, uh, could be, uh, what it was once was, uh, and I say to myself, uh, I don't want that future, uh, for my children." Barack Obama
"I have campaigned in all 57 states." Barack Obama (Quoted in 2008)
"You don't need God anymore; you have us Democrats." Nancy Pelosi (Quoted in 2006)
"Paying taxes is voluntary." Sen. Harry Reid
“Homicide is the leading cause of murder.” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
“No ordinary American cares about Constitutional rights.” Joe Biden.
“Having an abortion is no different than having one’s tonsils removed.” Elizabeth Warren
“Owning guns is not a right. If it were a right, it would be in the Constitution.” ~Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (2018)
"Bill is the greatest husband and father I know. No one is more faithful, true, and honest than he is." Hillary Rodham-Clinton (Quoted in 1998)
“Another brilliant gem of wisdom, from the "Mother Superior of STUPID:” "We just have to pass Obama's Healthcare Bill to see what's in it." Nancy Pelosi (Quoted in March 2010). (As one Doctor said: "That is also the perfect definition of a stool sample.")
“ AND THE [BEST] FROM THIS DYSFUNCTIONAL, STUPID BUNCH: “"My fear is if North Korea nukes us, Trump is gonna get us into a war." ~ Maxine Waters in 2017
“You need to vote for the Democrats otherwise the illegal aliens will lose their rights!” ~ Nancy Pelosi in 2019. What planet is she from exactly?” ~~Source: The “Tolley’s Topics” web site, July 6, 2019. Sheila Tolley, Publisher
Evil Pelosi teaches how to smear Republicans
Many wouldn't believe it unless they actually saw it happen. Here's a video showing House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, teaching fellow Democrats (Demonrats) how to blatantly use lies to smear Republican opponents. She explains how easy it is to do when you have no morals and no conscience. Her instructions are all based on those of the most successful liar/agitator of all times, Saul Alinsky.
Watching this short video should give you every reason not to vote for any Democrat candidate for public office.
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