So you think it will be different in a Trump presidency

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 28: Chairman and President of the Trump Organization Donald Trump yells 'you're fired' after speaking to several GOP women's group at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino April 28, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump has been testing the waters with stops across the nation in recent weeks and has created media waves by questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Donald Trump in campaign form. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

He’s going to make America great again. He’s going to be the jobs president. We’re going to actually be tired of winning. He’s going to build a beautiful wall. He’s going to rebuild the military and take care of our veterans. We’ve heard it over and over again.

He’s going to change things in Washington DC.

Gov. Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump yesterday should tell you nothing’s really going to change. It will be business as usual. Continue reading

Trump supporters – are you happy now?

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This pullout from a recent comic strip panel by Gary Trudeau says it all.

Yes, I know, you’ve had it with Washington. You helped give the GOP the majority in the Senate, and they didn’t follow through with promises. Along came Donald Trump and you liked what he was saying; political correctness be damned.

I hope you’re happy now, because it appears there’s no turning back. Trump has been allowed to bully his way to several primary victories and two digit leads in most of the state primaries ahead. Continue reading

President Obama needed a binder containing possible court nominees

“I’ve got to tell you, we don’t have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women,” President Obama, jokingly remarks about Romney, October 2012

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How out of touch can a president be? He needed to have someone prepare a binder of possible Supreme Court nominees to review. (getty images/

Where was the media last week when President Obama granted a photo op of him walking along the White House portico carrying a binder. Yes, a binder! It was a prop to support his excuse for not attending the funeral of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

“I expect the president will spend a significant amount of his time digging into materials prepared for him,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

You will recall that in 2012, President Obama wasted no time to poke fun of Gov. Mitt Romney after he related the story of how women’s groups in Massachusetts brought him binders containing resumes of women when he was seeking to pull together a cabinet that included women. Continue reading

Don’t even think about it, Mitch

“Obama Eyes Court Pick With GOP Appeal,” read the headline in Feb. 19, 2016 Wall Street Journal.

President Obama, in his usual arrogant manner, called upon Congress to rise above ideology and partisanship to approve his nominee. Like the partisanship you observed by refusing to attend Antonin Scalia’s funeral, Mr. President?


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell better not cave on hearings to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. (

If ever there was a time when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needed to stand strong and refuse to hold hearings for the president’s nominee to fill the Scalia vacancy, it is now.

He shouldn’t need to be reminded that most of the electorate is mad as hell with him and his fellow Republicans for failing to follow through on promises made that put them in the majority in 2012. Continue reading

Democrats not democratic

In my Feb. 7, 2016 post, “Words have meaning,” I stated why I do not refer to that other party as the Democratic Party, because it really isn’t democratic. To me, it is the Democrat Party. I was pleased to see the editorial board of Investor’s Business Daily seems to agree, although it continues to be politically correct, and uses the official name of the party.

“The Democratic Party had better reeducate itself about the word “democratic,” IBD stated in its Feb. 10, 2016 editorial, “Is There Anything Less Democratic Than the Democratic Party?” IBD told how Hillary Clinton collected the same number of electoral college delegates (15) as Sen. Bernie Sanders, even though he crushed her 60 to 38 percent, calling it “just plain rigging.” Continue reading

The wasted New Hampshire primary

It’s over, and nothing has changed, except I no longer have to listen to the ridiculous stories about New Hampshire voters, who don’t make up their minds until they step into the voting booth. Balderdash! For what? The entire effort there was for naught, a waste.

The “live free or die” people of the Granite State had an opportunity to right the GOP ship, giving us a clear choice going forward, and they failed us. Continue reading

The hypocrites attack Marco Rubio

During last night’s debate, Governors Chris Christie, Jeb Bush and John Kasich, all struggling to stay alive in New Hampshire, decided to take aim at Sen. Marco Rubio, who came out of Iowa in third place.

BBpcxJUHypocrite-in-chief Christie took the lead in the attack, poking fun of Rubio’s memorized 25-second campaign sound bites. Interrupting Rubio with the line, “there it is,” every time Rubio repeated something. Christie looked foolish. Continue reading

Words have meaning

“Conservatives should not play into liberals’ hands by allowing them to reinvent themselves as “progressives” because they know “liberal” is a pejorative term,” – Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)

During a nine-year stint in the hill country of Texas, my conservative political views were published there as letters to the editor and as op-eds. The Boerne Star graciously allowed me to present views counter to those expressed in a regular column written by Kendall County Democrats entitled, Progressive Views. Continue reading

Rubio targeted in New Hampshire scrum

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio talks to employees after a campaign event at the Timberland headquarters in Stratham, New Hampshire February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Sen. Marco Rubio has good reason to smile as he enters the New Hampshire race. While all of the candidates have been campaigning in sweaters, for some reason, Fox’s Megyn Kelly chose to ridicule Rubio for wearing one. (Reuters/Rick Wilking)

Sen. Ted Cruz may have won the Iowa caucus, but it was Sen. Marco Rubio who got the bump going into New Hampshire with his third place Iowa finish, putting him in second place there behind Donald Trump. Continue reading