Days of Our Lives


© 2018 Jim Spence -  Daytime drama writers have to be creative. They have to come up with forty-minutes of gripping shtick five days a week. Because all-important viewer ratings are at stake, teams of daytime drama writers choreograph illicit romances, cunning intrigue, acts of violence, endless double dealing, and hypocrisy on steroids for viewer consumption. Do you ever get the feeling you are living inside a daytime soapbox drama where the story lines are disguised as news journalism? The parallels are getting spooky.
The writers for the Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, and Days of Our Lives have nothing on the news journalism industry. Consider how the contrived accusations against Brett Kavanaugh were depicted by the story writers. We are talking about thirty-six year old unverified claims that were held by Democrat Dianne Feinstein until the time to vote for or against Kavanaugh’s confirmation arrived. For several days, the stunning new "episodes" were performed by seasoned tear-stained actresses, who generated maximum dramatic effect as they reminisced. In the end, no minds in the Senate were changed after listening the dubious accounts and checking with eye-witnesses, no minds of course except for Lisa Murkowski. However, since there is a lively debate over whether Murkowski actually has a mind, it is questionable to assert her “mind” got changed by the coercive daytime drama techniques employed by writers of the Democrat’s shock intended episode.
Let’s move on to the “spontaneous” amassing of a caravan of thousands of migrants from Central America and their trek through Mexico. The daytime drama writers want us to believe that all of the sudden thousands of people came together and decided they needed to leave at the same time to seek “political asylum” at the U.S. border. It is a mere coincidence that these migrants all showed up in the same place at the same time with brand new backpacks. And somehow arrangements had already been made for thousands of meals during their days on the road. Every day there is plentiful drinking water, changes of clothes, laundry services, sleeping bags, and sanitary items. These incredible logistical problems somehow like their asylum needs fell miraculously into place for a trip that also and coincidentally, will culminate in their arrival at the U.S. border just before the mid-term elections.
Let’s think about this daytime drama charade for a minute. Who is financing this junket? The Honduras government suggests it is Venezuela, a socialist country in South America that is on the verge of national starvation. Others believe it is Democrat financier George Soros who is footing the bill to put his arch enemy Donald Trump on the spot. One thing seems certain. There has been some pretty cool calculating going on and lots of planning while the news journalists report on location about the amazing spontaneity of it all.
Yesterday, the Days of Our Lives-like narrative made a quick turn. It seems that ten packages containing explosive devices, none of which actually exploded, were sent to Democrats and ardent Democrat supporters like CNN.
Of course the Secret Service, FBI, Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms and Explosives have begun an investigation. Donald Trump called the attempts by the perpetrators, "despicable acts of political violence."
Not long after the condemnation from Trump, CNN’s CEO decided he was NOT going to wait for the discovery of forensic evidence that is sure to flow out of the massive investigations by federal law enforcement officials. CNN President Jeff Zucker concluded by the end of the day he knew it was time to keep doing what CNN does every day. He pointed the finger at President Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and blamed them as the original source of the incident.
No doubt CNN longs for the good old days when it mounted relentless attacks on Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney without consequences or push back. The fact that Trump fights back against CNN's endless barrage of words is reason enough for Zucker not bothering to wait for the forensic results of the investigation. Zucker not only said, “Continued attacks on the media,” were to blame for these incidents, he went further. “There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media. The President, and especially the White House Press Secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that,” he declared. Zucker did not mention the effect of his own words, just those of his enemy.
Sarah Sanders was quick to respond this morning. “I think it is absolutely disgraceful that one of the first public statements we heard from CNN yesterday was to put the blame and responsibility of this despicable act on the president and on me personally. When the person that is responsible for this is the person who made and created and put these suspicious packages in the hands, in the arms of innocent American citizens,” Sanders said.
There seem to be plenty of possibilities. Right wing nuts, left wing nuts, low IQ dummies, international terrorists, would-be election manipulators on either side. The early reports suggest these suspicious devices had virtually no chance of exploding. Was the whole thing staged for dramatic effect?
Beyond CNN’s absurd reaction to the latest episode of "news," which has been parroted by most of the mainstream press, the twenty-four hour news cycle will require, as night follows day, that this curious story will become an orgy of pundit speculation. All of this will occur before law enforcement has any chance to gather the “facts.”
Why is this so? The answer is pretty simple. Since there is no journalism in America anymore, just political advocacy, the facts, whatever they turn out to be, simply won’t matter. Before the facts ever come out we Americans will be doused with agenda-driven narratives disguised as news journalism.
Life in America has descended into a daytime political soap box drama and the writers have to fight for those viewer ratings by behaving outrageously. There are so many perpetrators of this atrocity you can't count them all. The copy writers in the mainstream news media are indistinguishable from the daytime soap writers.

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Sleazy Tactics Destroying Kavanaugh
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All this prosperity may have to do

© 2018 Jim Spence - The U.S. economy has NEVER turned around like it has over the last twenty-one months. Unfortunately for all of those who are benefiting, Donald Trump makes it harder for all the good news on the economy to get through. He seems compelled to say or tweet things that are devoid of class while he is engineering an economic renaissance the likes of which has not been seen since the Reagan revolution pulled America from the abyss of Jimmy Carter’s follies.
The biggest mistake any American can make on their future is to be so hostile towards Trump’s dumb words that they become willingly ignorant about basic economics. Sadly, many Americans are just that. They are oblivious about the nature of our financial system. Accordingly, they make poor decisions regarding their personal finances and they oppose an obnoxious policy maker like Trump who is making their lives better. Favoring smoother talking politicians who sandbag the economy seems to be the preference.
America is not entitled. There won’t always be plenty of income if too many Americans stop thinking about good public policies and concentrate on how they feel about the offensive things said or tweeted by Donald Trump.
Once Americans get past the offensive nature of Trump, it is not hard to note the changes in America over the last two years. They are nothing short of astonishing. For the first time in more than a decade, growth is projected to exceed 3 percent over the calendar year. There are more Americans employed now than ever before in our history. U.S. jobless claims are at their lowest level in nearly five decades. The economy has achieved the longest positive job-growth streak on record. Job openings are at an all-time high and outnumber job seekers for the first time on record. Unemployment claims are at 50 year lows. The American economic story since the Trump inauguration is even more fantastic for long suffering minorities. African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American unemployment rates have all recently reached record lows. African-American unemployment hit a record low of 5.9 percent in May 2018 and Hispanic unemployment at 4.5 percent. Asian-American unemployment is at record low of 2 percent. Women’s unemployment recently registered its lowest rate in nearly 65 years. Youth unemployment recently reached its lowest level in more than 50 years. Veteran’s unemployment recently hit its lowest level in nearly two decades. The unemployment rate for Americans without a high school diploma recently reached a record low. The unemployment rate for disabled Americans also recently hit a record low. Blue-collar jobs are growing at the fastest rate in more than three decades with manufacturing employment growing at its fastest pace in more than two decades.
All of this great news on jobs is not accidental. It is driven by the PRO-JOBS policies of Trump. All of these jobs are washing through to America’s household finances. Median household income in the U.S. rose to $61,372 in 2017, a post-recession high. Wages are growing at their fastest rate since June 2009. A whopping 3.9 million Americans have come off the food stamps roll since the election two years ago. Median income for Hispanic-Americans rose by 3.7 percent and surpassed $50,000 for the first time ever in history and accordingly, home-ownership among Hispanics is at the highest rate in nearly a decade. Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels ever recorded.
Job creators and risk takers are finally reacting to positive policies that help them grow. Small business optimism has hit historic highs with NFIB’s small business optimism index breaking a 35 year-old record in August.  An astonishing 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future, the highest reading ever and consumer confidence is at an 18-year high.
What do we hear about instead of all of this good news? We hear about Brett Kavanaugh’s drinking habits at prep school. We hear about a murder at the Saudi Arabian embassy and finger-pointing at Trump that include demands that he tell us what he is going to do about it. We read tweets from Trump calling a porn star a horse face.
It is a sharp contrast with Mr. Obama who spoke eloquently for eight years. Talk is cheap. Obama never came close to producing the kind of economic results we have seen over the last twenty-one months.
Obama confined his insults and merely took advantage of pop culture’s insistence that it is always open season on “typical white people” and also on entrepreneurs. But Obama failed all Americans with atrocious economic policies.
It would be wonderful if Mr. Trump would take a vow to stick to enacting good public policies but…..if he won’t do so, which seems likely, all this amazing prosperity will have to do.
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Quacky

Image result for duckWe are all very excited at the Spence house. We did a DNA test on one of the family pets. It seems that our favorite duck Quacky is 1/1,024th bald eagle.

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Claiming victim status is in the DNA


© 2018 Jim Spence - The mainstream news media never uses the term “identity politics,” despite the fact the strategy is the most important philosophical pillar of the Democrat's political playbook.
What does the term “identity politics” mean?
Identity politics is how the Democrats like to think about human beings. Democrats don’t think of voters so much as individual human beings. For constructing their election strategies, they prefer to lump people together according to the “groups” that Democrats think they belong to. This identity grouping is done for the purpose of determining a person’s ability to cite grievances. Typically the grievances are very generalized and based simply on the idea that the people are members of certain groups.
There is an end game evolving with this strategy. Democrat’s ultimate strategy is to convince everyone in every group, except white men, that they are victims. This explains why Democrats are so willing to slap the racist label on any white person who is seeking office as a Republican. In the Democratic playbook, at election time, all white men are oppressors.
It was actually quite comical a couple of years ago when a CNN reporter stopped legendary Cleveland Browns running back and accomplished movie actor Jim Brown, as he exited a meeting with then President-elect Trump. Brown quickly bristled at her identity politics slanted question. He glared at the offending reporter and said to her emphatically, “I am not a victim.”
After making many millions of dollars in a wildly successful acting career after playing football, who could argue with Jim Brown? The answer is only a Democrat could argue that he is some sort of victim, by trying to lump him into their group-based victim’s hierarchy.
At first glance, it might seem odd that lately Democrats have taken to throwing “white women” under the rhetorical bus too. In the Democrat’s minds, white women are becoming tricky little hybrid identities. Sure, they are victims, simply because they are women. But they are also oppressors because they are white. Democrats have been slow to recognize they have been alienating white women by inferring that those of them who have white husbands, are all racists. Democrats also freely accuse the white women who don’t vote Democrat of being accomplices in white men's endless oppression of other, "groups."
What is the informal hierarchy for Democrat’s victim groups? Blacks lead the list, they are followed closely by Hispanics, Native Americans, all illegal immigrants, gays, lesbians, trans genders, and non-Christians, except of course for Jews who enjoy "privilege" except for that little holocaust thing.
How valuable is it for a Democrat to be able to claim they belong to a victim’s group? Apparently it is critical. Check out the machinations of presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren. Warren has been claiming she is part Cherokee for quite some time. Recently she actually went so far as to get a dubious DNA test done, ostensibly to prove her identity with Native American heritage. She did this despite the fact that the validity of such DNA tests for this purpose, is scientifically dubious at best. Over the weekend, Warren jubilantly announced the results of her private “DNA” test proved she actually does have some Cherokee blood.
Amusingly, the Cherokee Nation immediately responded to her saying Warren’s use of a DNA test to justify her claim of Native American ancestry were inappropriate. “A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship,” the Cherokee Nation said in a statement released Monday. “Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses, while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens,” the tribe said.
Still, according to Warren, supposedly she is between 0.09 and 1.5 percent Native American. This means she has possibly at least one Native American ancestor between get this……….6 and 10 generations back. Apparently, the average American’s DNA would yield similar results thanks to plenty of DNA combinations dating back to 1492.
It turns out that Carlos D. Bustamante, the Stanford University professor who actually conducted the Warren DNA test, said Native American DNA does not exist in DNA researcher’s databases because tribal leaders discourage members from participating in genetic testing. And according to Warren’s close political pals at the Boston Globe, “To make up for the dearth of Native American DNA, Bustamante used samples from Mexico, Peru, and Colombia to stand in for Native American. That’s because scientists believe that the groups Americans refer to as Native American came to this land via the Bering Strait about 12,000 years ago and settled in what’s now America but also migrated further south.”
The Elizabeth Warren story is not so much about her absurd claims for the purpose of securing group identity as it is about the political value perceived by those in the Democratic Party, of simply NOT being “white.”
Put me down in the Jim Brown camp. Jim Brown is not a victim. Neither is Elizabeth Warren or Colin Kaepernick for that matter. And the millions of poor whites in America did not really squander their "privilege." They never had any to squander. In the end, real victims don’t want to be victims. If you are a victim, it means something bad has happened to you…….unless you are a Democrat politician. If you are a Democrat politician, you crave victim hood. You also try to brainwash your constituents with the group identity scam for the political purpose of convincing them there is value in being a victim.
It would seem that multi-millionaire Kanye West recently discovered he is not a victim. What a shame.

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Carl Jackson tells it like it is

© 2018 Jim Spence -  It is time for a history lesson courtesy of Townhall.com contributor Carl Jackson. Jackson says the teaching of history is critical. However, revising history to fit a political narrative is what Democrats have been doing at high schools and on major college campuses for decades. Jackson says, redacting important facts from the teaching of history has become the favorite past time of activists Democrats involved in the revision of history. How else can we explain that the simple truths regarding the delivering true freedoms are not known by the vast majority of adult Americans, even people who vote Republican for other reasons, do not know much about the facts Jackson establishes.
Most people know that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, and he issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which was later signed into law to abolish slavery in the United States. However, most Americans don’t know, because they were never taught properly, that it was the Republican Party that introduced and passed the 13th Amendment, which effectively ended all forms of slavery and involuntary servitude in America.
The GOP did not stop there. Republicans also spearheaded the passage of the 14th Amendment granting all freed slaves U.S. citizenship. Then came the 15th Amendment, also passed by Republicans, which recognized the right to vote for former slaves. Did you know that the very first Civil Rights Act was passed against the wishes of Democrats in 1866? The law protected the rights of freed slaves.
Did you know that over the opposition of Democrats in 1871, the GOP passed the Anti-KKK Act, which effectively destroyed the Ku Klux Klan. Later the Klan was revitalized by Democrats, including former Klan member and Democrat Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd, who was in the Senate until 2010, when he finally died.
The era of Reconstruction is largely lamented in the history textbooks. However, there were some good things that happened during Reconstruction. The very first black Congressmen were elected during Reconstruction. All of these men were Republicans. Were you taught these facts?
President Dwight D. Eisenhower created a Commission on Civil Rights back in 1957, and in 1960 he sent federal inspectors to the voter registration polls to insure fair treatment of blacks who were attempting to exercise their rights to vote. In 1964, it was the Republican vote in Congress, particularly in the Senate that passed the Civil Rights Act. A higher percentage of Republican Senators supported that law than Democrats. Did your history teacher explain this to you? I am guessing not.
Do you find Martin Luther King Jr. to be one of the most compelling figures in human history? Do you think it is taught at any level in our education system that it was not until Republican President Ronald Reagan’s tenure that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday became a national holiday?
And how about the actual presidential numbers on  appointing more blacks to high-level positions in the federal government? Do the history teachers at any level in America teach students that Republican President George W. Bush, more than any of his predecessors, created major advancements for people like Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, and so many other gifted black Americans?
Everyone knows that inner city schools are an abject failure. Democrats won’t send their kids to them if they have options. But poor African American families in the inner cities don’t have alternatives. In 2011, it was a Republican Congress that tried to change this situation when it voted to fund the D.C. school voucher program. This was a real reversal of the damage done by Mr. Obama and Democrat Harry Reid when these two Democrats stripped the funding away from the voucher program as a payoff to their National Education Association buddies. The NEA is a stalwart Democratic Party contributor that resists all efforts to promote educational reforms especially school vouchers. Has this ever been explained to you?
Carl Jackson summarizes this situation well in his column at Townhall.com today:
"Republicans were instrumental in using the law to greatly diminish the effects of racism in America so that everyone, regardless of race, could reach their God-given potential. But, legislation alone can’t change a man’s heart. That part is up to God, and unfortunately the modern Democratic Party wants nothing to do with Him. As long as that’s the case, we can expect racism to be an unresolved issue in American politics for generations to come, and I’m convinced Democrats are OK with that."
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Kanye West and Taylor Swift Speak Out

© 2018 Jim Spence - Just as everyone in America does, entertainer celebrities have the right to express their opinions. However, it has been quite informative to watch how the mainstream media reacted to two different music artists who weighed in on politics this week.
First there was rapper Kanye West who has teamed up with Obama supporter Jay Z to make some of the crudest and most vulgar songs ever recorded. The mainstream media never took West or Jay Z to task for some of their lyrics, but man did the folks at CNN go off when West met with Donald Trump in the White House this week.
It seems that West's coming out in support of a man who won an electoral landslide victory in 2016 requires ridicule. On CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, CNN commentator Bakari Sellers said, “Kanye West is what happens when negroes don’t read.”
Wow! Let’s just imagine for a millisecond if a Fox commentator had said the same thing about Jay Z and Beyonce after one of their countless visits to the Obama White House. Just imagine what would have happened. Whoever said that would have been justifiably crucified.
The barrage of attacks on West on CNN continued. Kanye West is, “An attention whore like the president,” said CNN’s Tara Setmayer. But Setmayer did not stop there, “Black folks are about to trade Kanye West in the racial draft,” she declared indignantly.
Really? Is there actually such a thing as the, “us versus them” racial draft? Are the “thems,” in Stemayer’s world all white people? Who thinks like this, gets a forum on national television, and goes unchallenged by those sitting next to her? This is America's mainstream media.
Setmayer topped off her blatantly racist rant with this gem, “Kanye is the token Negro of the Trump administration.”
All that can be said about this sort of stuff is wow! This woman still has a job at a major news network?
Taylor Swift waded into the political pool this week too. It seems she said she is not going to vote for the GOP’s Marsha Blackburn in the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee. On Fox and Friends Charlie Kirk, who runs a pro-GOP organization called Turning Point USA, said that Swift should, “Stick to singing instead of politics.”
Again, all Americans are entitled to their opinions. Personally, I happen to love Taylor Swift’s music and don’t care at all for Kanye West’s vulgar rap. However, it is long since past the time when Americans should think about CNN and their obsession with policing the thoughts of free Americans. Specifically, we should think about how brazenly bold the CNN pundits are at trying to control the thought processes of all black people. When a black man like Kanye West strays off their orthodox thought plantation, they scream “runaway” and demand he be punished by their listeners. What comes next now that they know Kanye like millions of others, actually supports Trump? Do these CNN pundits demand half of one of Kanye West's feet be chopped off since he is black?
Alternatively, should Taylor Swift stick to singing since those in the GOP disagree with her about the Tennessee senate race?
There is danger here. Expressing opinions is as American as apple pie. Every American should enjoy freedom of expression. Debate is healthy.
However, what CNN did to Kanye West was not the expression of an opinion or engagement in debate. Instead they simply ridiculed West in a despicably racist way, as if all black people must think in a certain way. The language the CNN pundits used was the language of the Ku Klux Klan. Sadly, CNN is composed of dozens of hopelessly partisan hacks with naked hatreds for those who dare to veer away from their contempt for anything that is not Democrat.
It is no wonder that the ever-combative Trump calls CNN the enemy of the people and thousands chant, “CNN sucks” at rallies all over America. The fact that these racist bastards continue to contribute at CNN, is all the evidence one needs to conclude that CNN does suck.
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They don't have the votes


© 2018 Jim Spence - Engage Democrats online in the comments section of a website where news articles are published, and you will encounter rage almost immediately. This rage is as disturbing as events in San Jose, California a couple of years ago, when Trump supporters were filmed as they were chased, slammed to the ground, pummeled with fists, kicked, and even pelted with eggs and hard projectiles.
Since the Trump 2016 election victory, throngs of criminals chanting anti-Trump rhetoric have dragged people from their cars in places like Chicago and beaten them. Elsewhere, armies of masked black-clad “antifa protesters” have engaged in senseless acts of violence. In Portland, Seattle, and L.A. they have routinely beat up people they suspect did not vote Democrat. Riots have broken out all around the country. Washington D.C., Portland, Seattle, and Berkeley, are just a few of the places that have been made unsafe for free speech. Allison Stanger, a professor of political science (a Democrat) was injured by an anti-free speech mob that was opposed to her hosting author Charles Murray, when he was speaking at Middlebury College. Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise was shot and critically wounded by a pro-Bernie Sanders gunman in Washington. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was threatened and chased out of a restaurant by Democrat protesters. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and her family were kicked out of a restaurant by the Democrat owner. Ted Cruz and his wife were threatened at restaurant by a screaming mob of anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters. Earlier this week Hillary Clinton said, get this........Democrats need to be less civil and more “ruthless.” Wow, she actually one-upped serial violence promoter and fellow Democrat Maxine Waters.
Are these people you want to give more power to?
Let's return to the real problem here. The problem for Democrats is they don’t have the votes, which ironically is pretty much what it takes to govern.
Consider how Democrats and Republicans have behaved regarding a few recent Supreme Court nominees. With Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, the Republicans did not have the votes. No Republican would stoop so low as to trash these two people personally, despite the fact that all Republicans knew these nominees would not rule the way the GOP wanted them to on court cases. Both Kagan and Sotomayor sailed through their confirmation hearings with discussions limited to legal questions. Both received GOP votes.
With Merrick Garland, the last Obama nominee, the Democrats only held 46 senate seats. Garland was simply not going to be confirmed.....period. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell cited a precedent established by then Senator Joe Biden to deny Garland hearings and a vote during a presidential election year. Democrats didn’t like it, but they did not have the votes. The outcome on Garland was never in doubt and Garland went back to his job on the bench as a Court of Appeals judge, without being trashed as a human being by people who were opposed to his nomination.
Brett Kavanaugh was nominated and once again, as has been the case for quite some time, the Democrats didn’t have the votes. We all saw what happened. Because they were angry, like the mobs they incite almost every day, and because they did not have the votes, Democrats decided to use a person who wanted to remain anonymous, to accuse Kavanaugh of being a rapist thirty-six years ago. These charges were so frivolous the objective was delay, not deny. However, there is no doubt that Judge Kavanaugh was forced to deny the slander as well as explain to his two young daughters what happens when Democrats don’t have the votes.
Americans see how Democrats behave when their bad policy ideas don't yield votes. Do you want these people to have more power or less power as an appropriate reward for their very bad policy ideas and atrocious anger-driven behaviors?

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The atrocity of the Kavanaugh hearings


© 2018 Jim Spence - “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

Every U.S. Senator takes the above oath. And according to this oath, the U.S. Constitution is the centerpiece of our nation’s governing framework. Sadly, Democrats don’t care much for the U.S. Constitution. It gets in the way of their obsession with making government and crony capitalists more and more powerful. Despite all the security and prosperity our U.S. Constitution has brought, not just to U.S. citizens, but others around the world, Democrats constantly emphasize what is wrong with America to the point of destroying what is right with America. Astonishingly, Mr. Obama called for the "fundamental" transformation of the most successful nation in human history, as if there is something fundamentally better about more powerful bureaucrats and crony capitalists.
It is time to delve into the factors that have made absurd last minute accusations become the political weapon of choice of Democrats. In the wake of an utter repudiation of many Obama policies by the electorate in 2016, in 2018 Democrats demonstrate the same sort of rage they did one hundred fifty-eight years ago when they suspected that slavery as an institution, was living on borrowed time. The Democrat's rage prior to the civil war was also triggered by the election of a Republican. Like their slave holding ancestors, in 2018, Democrats are engaging in increasingly violent acts of aggression that could lead America to civil war. And strange as it might seem, slavery is once again the issue. Democrats have a vision that citizens ought to become the slaves of bureaucrats. Examples of this are how citizens are treated at veteran’s hospitals, departments of motor vehicles, and security checkpoints in airports. Democrats pretend these bureaucracies provide adequate service. Citizens know better.
Politics is mostly about having good ideas regarding public policies. Winning politicians must provide superior historical evidence that their ideas/policies work better than those of their opponents. And in civilized societies, after elections are held, the incumbent losers transfer power to the election winners. And they do so peacefully.
Here comes the problem for Democrats. Increasingly, in America it is obvious that Democrats think it is acceptable to react to their huge losses at the ballot box with violence instead of peaceful concessions. It comes as no surprise that what we have seen since 2016, is hardly a peaceful transfer of power.
The reasons for the frustrations of Democrats are obvious. When it comes to proposing ideas and policies to the electorate, policies that work……Democrats are bankrupt. They simply cannot provide convincing evidence that anything they are in favor of, actually works. This reality began to become pretty clear in 2010 after Democrats were handed control of the White House, the House of Representatives, and a super majority in the Senate in 2008. In less than two years Democrats screwed up their chance to show they had intelligent priorities. They screwed up in an epic way. Instead of looking to grow opportunities for those citizens who are willing to work, they hijacked the nation’s healthcare system and put it in the hands of lazy bureaucrats and crony capitalists. Thanks to Democrats, lazy bureaucrats and crony capitalists still control the healthcare system. While citizens hate what they did to healthcare, Democrats remain undeterred. Democrats want to do to most aspects of life in America what they did to healthcare under Obama.
As was likely to happen, all of these realities came crashing down on Democrats in the 2016 election. And since the news media is composed of 90% partisan Democrats and only 10% journalists, the fires have been stoked and raging for the last 23 months.
This brings us to the utter atrocity of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Can you imagine being falsely accused by some lunatic prosecutor and being forced to draw from a jury pool consisting of Democrat Senators? Can you say life in prison?
The Kavanaugh hearings were a prime example of what unprincipled bastards do. Democrat’s great hopes for continuing to empower bureaucrats and crony capitalists were with corrupting the court system and promoting judges they know will ignore their oaths. Democrat appointees to the courts, as a matter of routine, can be counted on to refuse to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Make no mistake, Donald Trump dashed these putrid hopes. Accordingly, you don't have to like Trump the person, to like what he has done. Putrid hopes should be dashed.
Next month the American people will once again have a choice in the mid-term elections. They can not only deny support for those who refuse to defend the Constitution of the United States, they can also talk to the undecided in their ranks and help them understand what is at stake.
In the end, the atrocity of the Kavanaugh hearings served as an alarming illustration of the depth of evil out there. America has  too many sleaze balls in the U.S. Senate, including both New Mexico senators, who rank among the most unprincipled elected officials in America.

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We have a duty


© 2018 Jim Spence - You would never know it by following the mainstream media, but America has been improving nicely for twenty-one months. Everyone can see the stunning recovery in the GDP figures and especially in the jobs numbers. Millions of people are off of food stamps and working. The results are actually amazing. But of course, there is so much more potential to be realized in our state and our nation.
Democrats are political animals. They network and they recruit. And they don't care about the recovery, they care about making government bigger and more intrusive. Non-Democrats tend to go to work and mind their own business. Unfortunately, this presents a problem for those wanting this economic miracle to continue. Democrats don't want it to continue. If you visit this site regularly and read the commentary here, a duty is looming on your horizon. It is not going to be enough to personally get out and vote for candidates that will support policies that will bolster the amazing rebound America and New Mexico have been experiencing. You are going to have to identify people who do not follow such things and talk to them about what is at stake next month. Please speak to young people in your family who are not "in to politics" and try to open their eyes.
There is nothing that explains all the good happening in America better than record employment figures for minority members and teenagers. Please speak to at least two people you would normally not discuss politics with and explain to them that Democrats are mostly in favor of policies that destroy prosperity instead of building on it.
Young people should understand that they don’t have to like Donald Trump to understand what his POLICIES are doing for America any more than they have to like Tiger Woods personally, to appreciate how well he plays golf.
Ultimately, rooting for the American rebound to continue is in everyone's best interests. I hope everyone energizes over the next few weeks so we can continue to climb out of the trough we have been in. It is not like travelling overseas to defeat tyranny as our ancestors did in WWI and WWII but it is our duty.

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