Politics

Chuckie Whimper & Nancy Whine

Just when you think Democratic Congress Members can’t get anymore melodramatic, they do.  Fear mongering is the best they have.  House republicans hadn’t even had a chance to pat themselves on the back before democrats started their latest the sky is falling chant.

Quite frankly democrats have a lot of nerve complaining about the healthcare bill passed in the house.  They refused to sit at the table in a good faith effort to fix the healthcare debacle they created.  Instead they have chosen to derelict their duty.

More interested in causing chaos than the job their constituents hired them to do, democrats frighten the most vulnerable.  Democratic Congress Members should be well aware that the AHCA will now be worked on in the Senate.  Like all bills, it is very likely that it will undergo more changes there.

Obamacare is repealing itself.  There is a big difference between having an insurance card and having coverage.  Premiums, co-pays and deductibles have skyrocketed.  Insurance providers have dropped out like flies.  Employers can no longer afford to pay for quality plans for employees.  The list goes on and on for the issues created with Obamacare.

Democrats better hope AHCA passes the Senate.  Otherwise they will be holding the bag while Obamacare implodes all by itself.  Republicans would be wise to let that happen.  The problem with both scenarios is that the American People will lose.

It is in the best interest of this nation for Senate democrats, republicans, independents (democrats) Bernie and Angus to sit down together like grownups.  The more voices in the discussion the better the end product will be.

No matter how good a healthcare plan is, it will not please everyone.  But, two Parties’ input would be better than one’s.  If Democrats don’t want to be part of the solution than they need to get out of the republicans way and let them do what they can.

Either way, democrats need to stop their crying and grow up.  Who knows what the final healthcare plan will look like.  What I do know is that people weren’t dying in the streets from lack of healthcare before Obamacare and they won’t be after.  Anyone who claims otherwise is lying.

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Russia, Russia, Russia

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Russia is a country located north of China.  It has magnificent architecture.  Bernie Sanders and his wife honeymooned there.  From 1922 until 1991 Russia was known as the Soviet Union.  Shortly after WWII ended the United States and the then Soviet Union entered into the Cold War.  Thankfully there were no weapons involved.  We hated them, they hated us.

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During the 1960’s school children across  the US participated in “Duck & Cover” drills.  The air horns would blast and students practiced hiding under their desks.  There wasn’t a child in the US that wasn’t prepared for the “big one”.  We were reminded daily that the Soviet Union would attack us.  They spied on us.  We spied on them.

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Hysteria took over the land.  Families built bomb shelters.  FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and others spied on Americans.  Hollywood elites black balled those they deemed to be a threat.  No one trusted anyone.

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Then in 1982 a ten-year old school girl named Samantha Smith from Manchester, Maine wrote a letter to CPSU General Secretary Yuri Andropov confiding in him that she was worried the United States and Russia were going to have a nuclear war.  Mr. Andropov was so touched by her letter he invited her to visit Russia to meet with Russian school children.

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Samantha Smith was arguably the best good will ambassador the US has ever had.  Tragically Samantha Smith was killed in a plane crash in 1985.  One child managed to pave the way to peace between us.

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Further advancements were made.  President Reagan’s famous “Tear Down This Wall” speech given on June 12, 1987 highlighted the end of the cold war.  The spying back and forth never ended.  Neither country has been above-board with their dealing regarding the other.  But, somehow we have managed to peacefully agree to disagree.  For years we have smiled at them.  They have smiled at us.

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Russia has allegedly tried to interfere in all our elections.  Some in Congress are making a Federal case out of the 2016 election for political reasons.  It has been reported that Russia hacked into the DNC’s private server and released embarrassing information by way of WikiLeaks.  Democrats and the media dismissed it.  They were so confident their candidate would win they couldn’t have cared less.

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Surprise, Donald J. Trump won instead.  In one of their many attempts to undermine the President democrats started yelling Russia, Russia, Russia.  They dug up a clip from a nationally televised debate.  Based on a comment made in jest they connected the President to Russia.  It has been downhill from there.  They beat that dead horse day in and day out.

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Going back to the DNC server, it should be noted that the FBI cautioned both the DNC and the RNC that Russia might be trying to hack into their servers and offered to secure them.  The RNC accepted the offer while the DNC declined.  Since it was determined that Russia hacked the DNC’s server WikiLeaks has provided documents detailing how our intelligence agencies can hack something leaving a trail making it look like it comes from another country.

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Who knows if Russia hacked the DNC or not?  The only thing not in question is that information found on the DNC server was real.  This is a case of the truth may have hurt.  However, the DNC has no one but themselves to blame.  Had Hillary Clinton won the American people would have heard no more about Russia interfering in the 2016 election than we have about any of the other elections they alledgedly interferred in.

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It is business as usual between the US and Russia, nothing more.  But, the sour grapes in the Democratic Party and the media scrutinize every picture ever taken to connect anybody that may have stayed at a Trump Hotel to Russia.   Democrats have played the Russia card before.  It would be one thing if it had worked but, it didn’t.  Maybe they will have more luck with it this time.

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The main objective of democrats in Congress is to destroy President Donald J. Trump at any cost.  If they have to take down innocent bystanders along the way so be it.  Just ask General Flynn, a decorated war hero that served the US admirably for many years.

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A phone call with the Russian Ambassador similar to those engaged in by his counterpart in the Clinton campaign and boom.  General Flynn was conspiring with Russia.  Who cares that he did nothing wrong?  The call was illegally unmasked and leaked in yet another attempt at a Trump assault.  If General Flynn’s civil liberties were violated is of no concern to the democrats and the media.

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Fortunately most American people are smart enough to see thru their transparency.  However that doesn’t make it any less dangerous.  All in an attempt to undermine the President, members of the US congress and the media have managed to plow under all those seeds of peace planted by a ten-year old girl fifteen years ago.

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Democrats have set US relations with Russia back decades in just a matter of months.  They have even managed to scare poor Senator John McCain back under his desk.  With the help of their friends in the media democrats continue with the Putin attacks.  How long do they think they can poke that bear before it responds?

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Democrats and the media are putting the American people in harm’s way.  With complete and total disregard for the safety of this nation they continue on in an attempt to further their own self-indulgent agenda.  How many more ten-year olds have they frightened?

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What Goes Around Comes Around

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We are a nation governed by The United States Constitution.  It is time we start playing by those rules again.  They have served us well.  Our forefathers knew what they were doing when they divided our government into three equal branches.  For our country to run smoothly the three branches need to do so as well.

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The Supreme Court is responsible for ensuring that disputes are resolved in accordance with the United States Constitution.  As a result of partisan politics one of those seats has remained empty for months.  Garland didn’t get a hearing thanks to Republicans.  So Democrats refuse to vote “yes” for Neil Gorsuch.  Two wrongs don’t make a right.

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The Supreme Court can run smoothly with only eight sitting justices.  The problem comes when the eight justices are equally divided.  When that happens the Supreme Court relinquish its duties to a lower court.  Instead of having nine well qualified justices decide a case that can affect us all.  We place our fate in the hands of one justice from a lower court.  Rouge self-indulgent justices suffering from delusions of grandeur are free to play politics from their bench.

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 The Executive Branch, headed by the President approves legislation and commands our military.  The duties of a President are limited.  A President doesn’t make laws.  The President approves or doesn’t legislation passed by Congress.  A President must have approval from Congress to go to war.  President Trump is the least of our worries.

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The Legislative Branch known as Congress is divided into the House and Senate.  Their job is to take care of business for the American people.  Each state has two Senators to represent their home state.  The number of Representatives from each state is based on population.  Their job is to represent their constituents.

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Partisan politics has taken over Congress.  Members have sold their souls to their political Parties.  The top priority is stacking the deck in Congress by filling the seats with those from their Party.  Their days are spent campaigning for the next election.  Pleasing political donors takes precedence over serving this country.

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The quagmire in Congress has progressively gotten worse over time and didn’t happen overnight.  Pointing all the fingers in the world won’t help.  There is plenty of blame to go around.  As time has gone by, members have been emboldened to push the envelope further and further.  They are in the process of pushing it too far.

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One Party makes a rule to benefit the Party, not the people.  When the other Party uses the same rule for their benefit the first Party cries foul.  Neither Party has the foresight to consider the long-term ramification of their actions.

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Democrats’ antics of undermining the President of the United States are setting a dangerous precedent.  Once the genie is let out of the bottle, there will be no getting it back in.  Congress members need to think long and hard before they do.

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Democrats unhappy they lost the Presidential election went so far as attempting a coup.  With Nancy Pelosi’s daughter as their minion they attempted to intimidate Electoral College members into overriding the American people.  Luckily it backfired.  Their candidate lost more votes than their intended target.  Imagine if they had succeeded?  Are they so naïve to think it would have been business as usual?

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Instead of representing their constituents at the table they spend every waking moment fear mongering.  Then they complain the people are afraid.  What good does that do the American people?  Calls for the American people to protest and fight the President in hopes he fails to further their Party’s agenda are un-American.  Causing chaos in our streets is not in the best interest of the American people.

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What goes around comes around.  The problem is when all you do is run around in circles you get nowhere.  That is exactly the direction Congress is going.