Trump Vows to Sign Coronovirus Stimulus Executive Orders to Help Americans “If Democrats Continue to Hold Relief Hostage”

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FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump threatened to take coronavirus relief into his own hands “if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage.”

Trump said if coronavirus negotiations continued to stall, he would sign an executive order deferring the payroll tax until the end of the year, starting July 1 retroactively, and extend enhanced unemployment benefits.

He did not state how much those benefits would be — $600 per week was given in additional federal benefits under the last relief bill but Republicans have proposed cutting that to $200 per week.

The president also said his executive order would defer student loan payments and forgive interest “until further notice.”

Trump said lawyers were drawing up the executive order currently and “it could be by the end of the week” that he signs it. He said, “probably we get sued” but he isn’t worried about the legality because “everything gets sued.”

Trump earlier in the week first floated the idea of taking executive action to halt evictions and suspend payroll taxes. Trump has long pushed the idea that a payroll tax cut would spur hiring.

In July, the president said he told Republicans they could drop the idea of a cut to the payroll tax, the tax that finances Social Security and Medicare, from the next coronavirus relief bill because Democrats wouldn’t allow it.

“Based on that I told Republicans, I said I think a payroll tax would be good, but we’re not going to get it from Democrats. So you still need Democrat votes. I would like to see it but if we’re not going to get their votes, I guess we have to go on to the next thing,” he said.

Lawmakers ended a week of negotiations on coronavirus relief without a deal Friday, or even a clear path forward, amid growing concerns that talks may collapse altogether.

Both parties had a self-imposed Friday deadline. Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Thursday that if they missed it, there’s “no sense” in continuing discussion.

“I’ve become extremely doubtful that we’ll be able to make a deal if it goes well beyond Friday,” said Meadows.

The impasse in negotiations puts at risk potentially trillions of dollars in aid for families, businesses and the U.S. economy, including a fresh round of $1,200 stimulus checks, extra unemployment aid for millions of unemployed Americans, $100 billion to help reopen schools and relief for cash-strapped state and local governments.

“A lot of people are going to be evicted, but I’m going to stop it because I’ll do it myself if I have to,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “I have a lot of powers with respect to executive orders, and we’re looking at that very seriously right now.”

The House passed its Heroes Act in May, a $3 trillion bill that included a clean extension of the $600 per week federal unemployment benefits, more money for state and local governments and expanded qualification for the stimulus checks, among other Democratic priorities.

The Senate revealed its own HEALS Act, a scaled-down, $1 trillion relief bill that included $200 per week in federal unemployment benefits and $105 billion for schools to assist in reopening.

Whether to extend the supplemental $600 a week in jobless aid has proven to be a key sticking point in negotiations. Democrats have split, some saying the $600 number is a nonstarter and some saying the number is negotiable. Republicans have said $600 is too high and disincentivizes returning to work, as many make more collecting unemployment than they did in wages.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Democrats were willing to compromise at $2 trillion for the fourth stimulus package, but that the Trump administration had rejected her offer.

Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday that Democrats have been “mightily trying to find common ground.”

“We’ll take it down a trillion, if you add a trillion,” Pelosi said Friday. “They said absolutely not. Then we would be in range.”

It appears that the Democrats on Capitol Hill have learned nothing since the first contentious Coronavirus Stimulus Package was passed.

Among other “important matters” shoved in the last bill by Pelosi and the Dems was $35 million for the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center.

The Speaker of the House also got caught attempting to put abortion funding in the first Coronavirus Relief Bill.

It turned out that was just the tip of the iceberg.

How tone deaf are Pelosi and the Democrats?

Did they actually believe that average Americans who are still out of work because of the “invisible scourge”, as President Trump once called the Coronavirus, would see ANOTHER pork-laden bill designed to pay their special interest groups as being beneficial?

If so, then they are a bunch of idiots, just as Senator John Kennedyhas so accurately described them before.

There are average Americans out here in Realityville that still need help paying their bills and feeding their families while they are off work due to the Coronavirus.

That is why the President has been pushing so hard for a bill which will provide immediate relief to both those American who have been working through all of the pandemic and those who have not been able t work because of it.

What Pelosi and the Dems are proving once again is that they do not give a rat’s hindquarters about average Americans.

Their number one priority is filling their own bank accounts and the bank accounts of their “friends”, i.e., those special interest groups and companies which they have a financial interest in.

I guarantee you, if you look at the investors lists of those wind and solar energy companies who sprang up out of nowhere during the Obama Administration, you will see several Capitol Hill Democrats and/or their family members name listed.

It is amazing to me that after almost four years of trying and failing to remove Trump from office via impeachment and not passing anything of significance of behalf of average Americans, that the Democrats in the House of Representatives and the Senate remain oblivious to the wants and the needs of average Americans, the very voters whom they always erroneously claim to represent.

If they don’t cooperate with the Republicans and pass some actual relief for average Americans during this difficult and scary time, the President is well within his power to writing some Executive Orders to provide some much needed relief to American citizens.

And, if Pelosi and the Dems dig in their heels and refuse to work something out with the Republicans, I would not be surprised to see a march on Washington reminiscent of the scenes in the movies of the villagers chasing the Frankenstein Monster with torches and pitchforks.

As the tightening Presidential Election Polls are showing, he anti-American Far Left Democrats have “awakened a sleeping giant”, as Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto lamented following the attack on Pearl Harbor which started World War II.

If was the same anger which cost the Democrats the Presidency in 2016.

If they thought that we were angry then, they haven’t seen anything, yet.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Trump Predicts a “Big Bounce” of an Economic Comeback After the Coronavirus Lockdown is Over…Why He is Right

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FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump on Thursday predicted a “big bounce” as he argued the U.S. economy will recover quickly from the massive hit it has taken because of the coronavirus pandemic — despite 16.8 million Americans losing their jobs in just the last three weeks.

As he teased possible deals to help out the ailing airline industry and help oil prices recover, Trump said he was confident that the flagging U.S. economy would come back from the drubbing taken since it was effectively shut down from the current pandemic.

“The economy is just going to do very well,” Trump said at the daily coronavirus taskforce briefing at the White House. “I think we’re going to have a big bounce…we’re going to open up very strong.”

Trump’s bravado was juxtaposed by the staggering jobs numbers from the week in which 6.6 million more Americans filed for unemployment benefits. Those number now mean that one in every 10 working Americans have lost their job in the last three weeks.

The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in records dating to 1948. By contrast, during the Great Recession it took 44 weeks — roughly 10 months — for unemployment claims to go as high as they now have in less than a month.

The job market is quickly unraveling as businesses have shut down across the country. All told, in the past three weeks, 16.8 million Americans have filed for unemployment aid. The surge of jobless claims has overwhelmed state unemployment offices around the country. And still more job cuts are expected.

More than 20 million people may lose jobs this month. The unemployment rate could hit 15% when the April employment report is released in early May.

The viral outbreak is believed to have erased nearly one-third of the U.S. economy’s output in the current quarter. Forty-eight states have closed non-essential businesses.

The president’s optimistic outlook on economic recovery is not shared by some of the world’s top economists who say there are emerging signs that any recovery will fail to match the speed and severity of the economic collapse that occurred in just a few weeks. The 2020 presidential and Senate elections likely will take place as the world’s largest economy is still attempting to climb back from the deadly outbreak.

“Anyone who assumes we’re going to get a sharp snapback in activity isn’t thinking about how consumers are going to feel. They’re going to be very cautious,” said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Markit. “Households and businesses have seen their finances deteriorate. People are buying groceries on their credit cards.”

If there is one bright spot, it is that Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years on Thursday after the Federal Reserve launched its latest titanic effort to support the economy through the coronavirus outbreak.

…Trump’s press briefing began shortly after he finished a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin and King Salman of Saudi Arabia regarding global oil prices and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Russia recently announced a deal with OPEC to cut down its oil production in an effort to prop up global prices.

Trump has said that output could be cut by as much as 15 million barrels a day, or about 15 percent of global production, though experts said that was unlikely. Instead, OPEC and Russia announced on Thursday that it cut the amount to 10 million barrels per day, or 10 percent of global supplies. Reductions of five million barrels per day are expected to come from other nations to help alleviate the largestt oil crisis in decades.

When I read the above article, I could not believe how absolutely gloom and doom negative that the writer was about Trump being able to restore our economy to the juggernaut that it was before the Chinese Coronavirus came to our shores.

Then I remembered that Rupert Murdoch was no longer in charge of Fox News Channel, his sons and their Liberal wives were, along with Never-Trumper Paul Ryan, among others.

I believe that the major factor concerning the ability for America’s Economy to come back is the amount of Government Aid given to small businesses to keep solvent so that they will be ready to rehire their staff and open their doors when the time comes.

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy.

Mitch McConnell suggested that more money be allotted to small business right now and Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Democrats denied it because that would get in their way of tanking Trump’s Economy and making America a Socialist Paradise after they win the 2020 Presidential Election.

American businesses must be ready to hit the ground running once this “National Lockdown” is over with.

Any American with common sense knows that no one ever got a job from a poor man or woman.

The Democrats must be maneuvered into cooperating with the President and the Congressional Republicans in the matter of clearing the pathway for businesses to be able to start the engine of Capitalism moving once again.

If this happens, then just as he did the first time, President Trump will once again use his business acumen to help enable American businesses to rehire and run unencumbered.

Americans will work, they will get paid for their work, and they will spend their paycheck at other businesses, who will in turn hire more employees, etc. The same “geniuses who predict that the American Economy will not recover from this “invisible enemy” are the same ones who said that Trump would never be President and, once he was elected, said that the economy was never coming back.

The “Smartest People in the Room” also predicted that 2.2 million Americans would die from the Coronavirus. That number has been revised to 60,000 and will probably be revised to an even lower number.

Never underestimate Americans.

We can accomplish anything that we put our minds to.

Until He Comes,

KJ

House Voice Vote on Coronavirus Relief Bill to Happen This Morning…Finally

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The Washington Post reports that

House leaders sought to expedite the emergency $2 trillion relief bill aimed at mitigating the financial havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic amid uncertainty about whether a renegade lawmaker could delay sending the measure to President Trump.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) agreed to approve the measure with a voice vote Friday that would not require all 430 current members of the House to travel to the Capitol, given that two lawmakers have contracted the disease and others are self-quarantining due to exposure to confirmed carriers.

The leadership also is taking meticulous steps to change the protocol for debate and voting to ensure the safety of lawmakers.

But at least one lawmaker is considering upending the plans for swift passage. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he opposed the bill, approved unanimously by the Senate on Wednesday, as it would add to the national debt. The libertarian lawmaker also is concerned that voting without a quorum present — the majority of the House chamber — would violate the Constitution. He said he has yet to decide whether to press the issue, which could delay a House vote until late Saturday or Sunday.

At the White House on Thursday, Trump acknowledged that one House member could slow the process.

“You might have one grandstander, and for that we’ll have to come back and take a little more time and it’ll pass, it’ll just take a little longer. But let’s see whether or not we have a grandstander,” Trump said.

The planned vote Friday will culminate nearly two weeks of often heated debate about how to structure a sweeping bill that is attempting to provide hospitals and the health industry the tools to arrest the escalating spread of the virus and to shore up an economy that has gone into a free fall.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that unemployment claims topped 3.3 million just last week in another blow to the economy.

The sprawling legislation would send checks to more than 150 million American households, set up enormous loan programs for businesses large and small, pump billions of dollars into unemployment insurance programs, greatly boost spending on hospitals and much more.

Is it just me or does it seem as if it has taken forever to get to this moment?

The delays caused by the grandstanding of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Far Left Democrats were insensitive to the needs of average Americans and just downright arrogant.

Between you and me, I’m thinking that they came around because their internal polling showed that the majority of Americans did not appreciate their politicizing the bill one little bit.

As President Trump has mentioned several times, average Americans have been hurt and hurt hard by this invisible enemy.

They certainly do not need to be hurt by those who have promised to work on their behalf.

The Democrats seemed to be oblivious as to the needs of Americans.

That is why I believe that they were given a reality check when their internal polling numbers came in.

Now I fully realize that there is still some pork left in this bill. However, there is hardly ever a “clean” bill passed in Congress.

And nowadays, considering that the Democrats are the majority in the House of Representatives, there HAD to be some concessions made in order to pass the Coronavirus Stimulus Relief Bill.

Once this gets passed, Congress will begin work on Phase 4 of the Coronavirus Stimulus Relief Bill.

That is when the Republicans will have to find their spines because as sure as I am sitting here in my man-cave in NW Mississippi, Pelosi, the Squad, Chuck U. Schumer, and the rest of the Far Left Democrats will load that bill with every special interest group payoff that they were not able to get in the Phase 3 bill and more.

For now, though, this average American is just thankful to our Creator (that’s for Joe Biden) that we have made it to this point.

We are going to be alright, America.

GOD’S GOT THIS!!!

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Mueller Probe Ends…Dems’ Temper Tantrum Continues…Captain Ahab Would Be So Proud

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“He tasks me; he heaps me; I see in him outrageous strength, with an inscrutable malice sinewing it. That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate; and be the white whale agent, or be the white whale principal, I will wreak that hate upon him. Talk to me not of blasphemy, man; I’d smite the sun if it insulted me” – Captain Ahab, “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville

FoxNews.com reports that

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff rejected reports that no more Mueller indictments are coming, and suggested he would call the special counsel before a House panel if necessary to learn what is in the report.

“If necessary, we will call Bob Mueller or others before our committee, I would imagine the judiciary committee may call the attorney general if necessary,” the California Democrat said during an interview on CNN.

“At the end of the day, the department is under a statutory obligation to provide our committee with any information regarding significant intelligence activities, including counterintelligence. And it’s hard to imagine anything more significant than what Bob Mueller has been investigating.

“We have a right to be informed, and we will demand to be informed about it.”

Schiff was then asked if he would be satisfied if “the most sensitive information” obtained by Mueller was only shared with the so-called “gang of eight.”

“No, it would not suffice. Now, there may be a select sub-section of information they feel they can only share because of the very sensitive sources which derived the information, but he volumes of information that has been found needs to be shared with the whole committee so we can evaluate what steps have to be taken to protect the country.”

“We’re going to need to have the same sort of discovery that we saw during the last Congress, and indeed it may be far more extensive than that, to make sure that U.S. policy is driven by U.S. interest and not because the president or anyone around him is looking to make money from the Kremlin on a tower or anything else.

Schiff did not answer host Wolf Blitzer’s question as to whether or not any potential testimony would be public or behind closed doors.

In a separate interview with MSNBC, Schiff disagreed with reports there will be no more indictments forthcoming, saying instead it is “entirely possible, if not likely, that there will be” more.

“Well, what it means is that the office of the special counsel, which is essentially a contract attorney to the Justice Department, that that office won’t be bringing any further indictments,” he said.

“It doesn’t mean, of course, that main justice or the Seventh District of New York and the Eastern District or others may not bring indictments,”

“In fact, given the lengthy redactions in many of the pleadings of the special counsel eluding to other investigations, I think it’s entirely possible if not likely that there will be other indictments.

“Now, how central or peripheral they’ll be to the core issues of potential conspiracy is yet to be determined.”

President Trump’s legal team projected confidence Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not find collusion connected to the president, as he turned over the results of his exhaustive probe into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election.

“This marks the end of the Russia investigation. We await a disclosure of the facts,” attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News late Friday. “We are confident that there is no finding of collusion by the president and this underscores what the president has been saying from the beginning — that he did nothing wrong.”

Giuliani’s statement comes after Mueller transmitted his report to Attorney General William Barr.

The conclusions are not yet known, but Barr indicated he might be able to advise Congress of the main takeaways as early as this weekend.

That alone was cause for optimism in Trump world.

“This is a grand slam for President Trump. If Barr says he can brief Congress by this weekend, that means he has nothing,” said Joe diGenova, a former U.S. attorney who has advised Trump on the probe.

Last night,a repeat of the night of November 8, 2016, was a great night for Liquor stores and stores that carry Kleenex.

The Far Left Democratic Party and all of their Hive-mind “New Bolsheviks” will be proving in the months to come before the 2020 Presidential Election that denial truly is not just a river in Egypt.

While it was definitely a hoot to watch the likes of Pelosi, Schiff, and Schumer attempt to make demands of Attorney General Barr, it made me wonder to what lengths the Democrats up on the Hill will go in order to try to obstruct, impede, and even end the Presidency of Donald J. Trump.

The thing is, if they spend the next two years and a ton of American Taxpayers’ money doing nothing but holding “investigate meetings” in order to attack the President and his family, the Far Left Democrats will most assuredly lose in 2020.

Why?

They will have shown their backsides way too often to average American Voters who elected Donald J. Trump as President because they were sick and tired of the Washingtonian Status Quo.

If the Democrat are ever to have even had a chance in the 2020 Presidential Election, it sure would not be by siding with those on the Far Left end of the Political Spectrum in their demented obsession to somehow get Trump out of office, while not championing any sort of legislation which would benefit those average Americans mentioned earlier.

Just like Captain Ahab’s obsession with the Great White Whale, Moby Dick, led to his and his crew’s doom, so will the Democrats’ obsession with extricating President Donald J. Trump from the Oval Office doom their political future as a viable party which average Americans can relate to.

The Democrats’ embracing of special interest groups, their advocacy of the Socialist brand of Marxism, and their obsession to destroy Trump, are the perfect storm of tone-deafness towards those Americans who could actually give them the political power which they so intensely crave.

However, their hatred of us average Americans, whom they have referred to as “Deplorables”, and their embracing of so many things which normal people living in America’s Heartland view as “anti-American”, will doom the Democrats, like Captain Ahab, to a political watery grave.

What makes me so sure?

Well, since my family were Southern Democrats until Ronald Wilson Reagan ran for President, I guess that you can just…

“Call me Ishmael”.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Rep. Collins Calls Mueller Report Vote “A Political Stunt” By the Democrats…Yes, It Was and Here’s Why

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FoxNews.com reports that

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, voted for the resolution calling for any final report in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to be made public, but told Fox News on Sunday it was unnecessary.

“It was a political stunt by the Democrats who felt that they could divide Republicans into voting no upon it because at the end of the day after I looked at it, when they dropped it … they said this is nothing but simply a first-year law student’s restatement of what the regular regulations say that Mr. (Attorney General William) Barr is going to have to do,” he said on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo.

The House voted unanimously Thursday for the resolution, a symbolic action designed to urge Barr into releasing as much information as possible when the investigation is concluded.

The Democratic-backed resolution, which passed 420-0, comes as Mueller appears to be nearing an end to his investigation. Lawmakers in both parties have maintained there will have to be some sort of public resolution when the report is done — and privately hope that a report shows conclusions that are favorable to their own side.

Four Republicans voted present: Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar and Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie.

The nonbinding House resolution calls for the public release of any report Mueller provides to Barr, with an exception for classified material. The resolution also calls for the full report to be released to Congress.

“We know and you know, as you said earlier, that there’s not going to be collusion here. This is where it is going to be … very hard for the Democrats. All this was. Don’t be fooled by this. This was simply a stunt because they thought they could divide Republicans to make us look bad as not being transparent,” Collins said Sunday. “I have no problem being transparent with what we see is coming forward, and it’s within the regulation to say that this was nothing more than a political stunt.”

He called the resolution an act of nothingness.

“This is the sad part we’re at right now, Maria,” he told Bartiromo. “They have no agenda, they have nothing that they can actually put on the floor, so they wasted an entire week of the American taxpayers’ dollar to actually put a report on the floor that said nothing, basically except the same thing the regulations say that Mr. Barr needs to do so.”

President Trump tweeted Saturday: “I told leadership to let all Republicans vote for transparency. Makes us all look good and doesn’t matter. Play along with the game!”

…Democrats said they were unsatisfied with Barr’s answers and wanted a stronger commitment to releasing the full report, along with interview transcripts and other underlying evidence.

…Collins concluded Sunday to Bartiromo: “We just call their bluff, and just say, fine we can vote for this, because this is actually what Bill Barr said he is going to do. Why are we wasting the American people’s time?”

Good question, Rep. Collins.

On the Democrats’ part, their reason is as obvious as House Speaker Pelosi’s onset of dementia.

They are determined to find something…anything…through which they can accomplish their number one goal: the removal of President Donald J. Trump from office.

Their first priority stopped being the American Voters a long, long time ago.

The America Voter is now a distant third on their list of priorities, far behind the before mentioned delusional quest and their push to allow people living in our Sovereign Nation illegally to exercise OUR right grated to us as AMERICAN CITIZENS by the 26th Amendment to OUR Constitution…the right to vote and to decide OUR country’s future.

There is a “Plan B” part to the Democrats’ first priority. They wish to delay, obstruct, and grind to a complete halt the undeniable progress which President Trump has made in restoring America back to its rightful place among the nations.

With the advance word on the Mueller Report being that it is going to be a big “Nothingburger”, Shifty Adam Schiff and others have announced their plants to continue to “investigate” both the president and his family, delving deep into their lives, “investigating” matters which will have nothing at all to do with any sort of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.

It reminds me of the investigations which the Soviet Politboro used to conduct on order to find out if citizens were loyal to the Communist Party” or not.

Going back further, these investigations which the feckless Democrats will oversee will also be reminiscent of the Spanish Inquisition.

What are they going to do?

Try to get the President’s family to “repent” from being Trumps?

Ladies and gentlemen, I firmly believe that America is now fighting a new war against fascism.

t’s not a war that is being fought with guns and bullets, But instead, it is being fought with School Walkouts, boycotts, Non-Profit Organizations funded by George Soros, Schoolchildren Spokespeople, anonymous sources, unproven baseless accusations, and the Vanguard of the Modern Democratic Party, the Main Stream Media.

It’s not our Brightest and Best who are dying on this field of battle, but rather, it is our Constitutional Freedoms and our form of government, including our System of Checks and Balances, which are dying an ignoble death, pierced by the arrows of socialism and political correctness.

By now, there’s some out there in the audience saying, “Oh Lord, the crazy old cracker’s overreacting again.”

No, Skippy, I’m not.

If you try to talk to a Liberal about this New Fascism, they will deny that there is any fascism going on at all. In fact, they will tell you that this never-ending Dog and Pony show known as the Russian Collusion Probe is “the will of the people” and they will site Democratically stacked push polls in order to back their opinion up.

When you ask a Democrat if President Trump is so horrible, then why is he consistently scoring higher in Presidential Approval Polls than his predecessor, Former (Thank God) President Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm”, you will usually see their eyes glaze over, like a deer in the headlights, or experience a dramatic pause in posting, if you are on the Internet.

Liberals can not legitimately defend their positions, such as the suppression of the Second Amendment Rights of average Americans, the Silent Coup by those members of the DOJ and FBI against President Trump, the “Caning” of Judge Kavanaugh, and the lack of any kind of positive activity on behalf of the American people coming out of the Democrat Majority House of Representatives.

Fascism, in any form, remains indefensible, even, when a spineless Republican-led Congress sits idly by while they watch the Far Left indoctrinate our children and grandchildren and attempt to use them as their own version of the Communists’ “useful idiots” and when they try to assist in the now not-so-silent coup of a Republican President.

Why indeed, Rep. Collins?

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

After Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional, Obama Urges Americans to Sign Up Anyway

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Obamacare is, number one and maybe least importantly, it’s costing the country a fortune. – President Donald J. Trump

FoxNews.com reports that

Barack Obama took to social media Saturday to urge people to sign up for health care on the final day of Affordable Care Act enrollment. His appeal came a day after a Texas judge struck down the former president’s signature legislation as unconstitutional.

Aside from reminding people that Saturday would be the final day to enroll for affordable health care for 2019, Obama appeared to play down the significance of the ruling.

“You might have heard about a federal court decision on a Republican lawsuit trying to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety,” he said in Facebook post. “As this decision makes its way through the courts, which will take months, if not years, the law remains in place and will likely stay that way.”

The ruling, he said, “changes nothing for now.”

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor dealt a blow to Obama’s 2012 health care initiative on Friday after 20 states, including Texas, argued that they had been hurt by a jump in the numbers of people utilizing state-backed insurance.

“The remainder of the ACA is non-severable from the individual mandate, meaning that the Act must be invalidated in whole,” O’Connor, whose District Court is based in Texas, wrote in a 55-page opinion, according to Bloomberg.

President Trump immediately tweeted following the ruling, urging Congress to pass a “strong” health care bill that would cover pre-existing conditions — a component that Democrats have long criticized Republicans for ignoring.

“A lot of good people are fighting to ensure that nothing about your care will change. The ACA protects your pre-existing conditions, no matter how you get your insurance,” Obama said Saturday.

“But all of this should also be a reminder that Republicans will never stop trying to undo all that. If they can’t get it done in Congress, they’ll keep trying in the courts, even when it puts people’s pre-existing conditions coverage at risk.”

California and other several other stated with opposing views on ObamaCare are likely to challenge the new ruling through an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Why won’t Obama just shut up and go away like other Former Presidents?

Because, gentle readers, he has to “preserve his legacy”…including his biggest failure…Obamacare.

And, what does Obama see the totality of his legacy being?

He said it several times: to “radically change” America.

Back in May of 2017, Former President Barack Hussein Obama was speaking at a summit on food innovation in Milan, Italy, when he announced that the next phase of his life would be spent

…empowering “an effective network of global activists.”

“When I was president, wherever I would go, I would meet with young people,” Obama said. “And it would always give me energy and inspiration to see how much talent and sophistication and optimism and idealism existed among young people.”

“The problem is so often young people’s voices aren’t heard, and when they want to get involved on issues, they don’t know how and they don’t have the tools,” Obama continued.

The goal of the forthcoming Obama Presidential Center, he said, is “to provide them the tools, the training, the networks, the relationships, the funding, so that they can be even more effective. That’s probably what I’m going to be spending most of the next 10 years on.”

For eight long years, Barack Hussein Obama turned our Federal Government into a National Community Organizing Fund Distribution Center, using OUR money to finance Far Left Activists who believe that average Americans, like you and me, are a bunch of ignorant xenophobic racist misogynists.

And you can be darn sure that some of that “wealth” that Obama redistributed has been and is being used to protest and impeded the progress of President J. Trump.

And, the President knows it.

In March of 2017, during his Nationally-Syndicated Radio Talk Show, Rush Limbaugh stated that,

…The story is Valerie Jarrett moving in to the Obama family home. What the hell’s up with that?

There’s a story here is about how Obama and his people are running the resistance operation from that home, and that’s why she’s moved in. The story here is the Democrat Party being blown out of the water in election after election after election. The story here is Barack Obama’s agenda has been totally reputed by the American people. It has been rejected in 2010. It was rejected in 2012. It was rejected in 2016. It was sent packing. The story here is that Barack Obama is humiliated and angry and embarrassed that his effort to transform the United States of America into some kind of socialist paradise has been interrupted, that he was the architect of the Democrat Party defeat. And that cannot stand for the history books! And so this story is all about the Democrat Party trying to rewrite history and make it look like they actually won were it not for the cheating of the Russians and Trump.

They’re trying to convince the Europeans of this. They’re doing everything they can to delegitimize Trump, his administration, his victory. That is the story that people need to focus on because there’s evidence for that. There is evidence at every town hall protest. There is evidence all over this country every day that this sabotage is going on.

Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”, a favorite of the 60s counter culture, was also on the reading list of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, and his First Secretary of State and Failed 2016 Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Let’s look at rule #8 – rule #13:

8. Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.

9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.

10. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.

12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

It’s very apparent from what is happening during Trump’s Presidency that somebody’s read Alinsky’s book.

In American Politics, as far as anybody can remember, that is still alive and kicking, you have had those of a political ideology who were Pro-American and Gung Ho about all the things that this country stands for. And, on the other side, you had those of a political ideology who criticized everything that America stood for, and still stands for, to this day.

From those who believed that Communism would be great for America back in the 1950s, to those in the 1960’s, who wanted to “tune in, turn on, and drop out”, and spit on our returning Servicemen, to those of the 1970s who were naive pacifists like their President, Jimmy Carter, to those in the 1980s, who were part of the “Me Generation”, to those whom we call “Progressives” (a misnomer) or “Modern Liberals” in our present generation, Including Former President Barack Hussein Obama and all of his minions, there has always been a minority segment of American Society, who despise everything that this land, which was given us by the Almighty and was fought for and died for by those before us, stands for, while they reap all the benefits of America the Beautiful.

As I have written, during Obama’s two terms as President, America suffered under a “Tyranny of the Minority”.

Obama owes everything that he is to the benevolence and largess of America and her people.

…And, the money of Former Nazi Sympathizer George Soros

In his tenure as President, he proved that he was president of some of the people, not all of the people.

And, those of us, whom his failed political ideology did not appeal to, had enough of his failed leadership and decided not to go “quietly into that good night” by voting for Donald J. Trump,  instead of Obama’s chosen successor, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Organizing For America, the Far Left Activist organization that Obama brought with him during his presidency, remains active.

Obama, in conjunction with Soros and his numerous “nonprofit organizations” have already been training not just “global activists” but “community activists” as well.

Do you think that I am exaggerating? Go to BarackObama.com, and you will read the following…

As President Obama has said, the change we seek will take longer than one term or one presidency. Real change—big change—takes many years and requires each generation to embrace the obligations and opportunities that come with the title of Citizen.

“True democracy is a project that’s much bigger than any one of us. It’s bigger than any one person, any one president, and any one government. It’s a job for all of us.”

The thing is, boys and girls, “true democracy” is MOB RULE.

That is why our Founders made us a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.

It is also why they created an Electoral College.

…To prevent what Barack Obama and all the rest of those on the Radical Far Left of the Political Spectrum want to accomplish.

So, the next time you see Libs have a protest against President Trump

Just remember…now you know where the money is coming from.

And, who is behind it.

President Trump is going to have to deal with this situation head on.

Because Barack Hussein Obama, who apparently believes that he is still POTUS, and the rest of the Far Left Democratic Party are not going to rest until America becomes just another failed experiment in Marxist Theory, like Venezuela.

Patriotic Americans, from “Average Joes” to the Republican Hierarchy must stand behind the President and hold firm on getting rid of the albatross known as Obamacare.

Or, as the late Fred Thompson, in his great role as Admiral Josh Painter, in “The Hunt for Red October” said,

This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Leftist Billionaire Tom Steyer Says Dems Lack “Common Sense” to Impeach Trump…For What?

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FoxNews.com reports that

Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer took aim at members of the Democratic establishment Thursday, saying they “lack common sense” for their hesitation to back a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump.

Steyer, rumored to be a candidate for the 2020 presidential election, spoke to a crowd of progressive activists at the Netroots Nation Convention in New Orleans and accused Democrats of not making a “serious effort” to impeach Trump.

“Not a single person in the Senate Democratic Caucus has shown the common sense or the sense of right and wrong to support impeachment,” he said. “There hasn’t been a serious effort to introduce a motion for impeachment in the House since December, that’s eight months ago.”

In what sounded at times like a grassroots campaign speech, Steyer took aim at Trump, calling the president “wildly corrupt,” and lashed out at Democrats for not taking action.

“They’re not willing to face a devastating and obvious truth about this president, that he is wildly corrupt and that we are well past the threshold to kick him out of office,” he said. “I don’t see the Democratic establishment doing anything real to stop him.”

Steyer is the founder of the Need To Impeach campaign, which is aimed squarely at President Trump.

The billionaire said Thursday that while Democratic lawmakers tell him in private about their willingness to back his campaign, they won’t take any public stance.

“Their message to me and the 5.5 million Americans demanding Donald Trump’s impeachment is that it’s bad politics, it’s off message and it will galvanize the Republicans.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for example, has suggested impeachment could harm Democrats’ future electoral prospects. 

Steyer reportedly has pledged $40 million to his campaign since it launched last October.

I have a question, Mr. Steyer…Impeach President Trump for WHAT?

Russian Collusion? There was none. Mueller’s not even trying to prove that anymore. Now, he’s trying for Obstruction of Justice, Perjury, Turmp not calling his mother regularly when she was still with us, or something.

For a booming economy? I mean, I know that it is not an impeachable offense, but you Democrats seem to want Americans to stay out of the workforce, so that you can get them hooked on “Government Benefits”, and keep them subservient to Federal Government handouts for generations.

Building a wall to keep out those who wish to enter our Sovereign Nation illegally? I realize that average Americans are leaving the Democratic Party in a mass exodus because you guys have become a Far Left Political Party controlled by whack-job Special Interest Groups. However, you do realize that illegal aliens are not allowed to vote in Federal Elections, don’t you?

Perhaps you want to impeach Trump over the way he treats the Vanguard of the Democratic Party, the Main Stream Media? Well, if they didn’t publish and air lies and innuendos under the umbrella of “unnamed sources”, perhaps they would not be getting blasted by the President and by average Americans between the coasts.

Or, do you want to impeach him because despite your, your Political Party’s, and the MSM’s best efforts, Trump is sitting as of yesterday at a 50% approval rate, 5% ahead of Former President Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) at the same time in his presidency?

I know why you want to impeach President Trump.

It is because he beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election and you, like the rest of your “yellow travelers”, simply cannot accept the fact that your political ideology is shared by a minority of Americans, located primary on the East and Left Coasts.

Those of us here in the Heartland of America still think that Hillary stinks on ice.

So, go ahead and get some of those Democratic Professional Politicians up there on Capitol Hill, whom you have bought off, to attempt to impeach President Trump…again.

Those of us down here in Realityville will shake our heads and laugh derisively at you and your clueless Congresscritters…again.

Until He Comes,

KJ 

 

 

 

McConnell Stops Bill Designed to Protect Mueller’s Job

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“Every bit of this is about getting Donald Trump. The Washington establishment cannot allow for Donald Trump to succeed. He’s an outsider.” – Rush Limbaugh

The Associated Press reports that

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

McConnell said the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will not fire Mueller.

“We’ll not be having this on the floor of the Senate,” McConnell said on Fox News.

His comments came amid widespread opposition to the bill among members of his caucus, with several GOP senators saying the bill is unconstitutional. Others said it’s simply not good politics to try and tell Trump what to do, likening the legislation to “poking the bear.”

The bipartisan legislation was introduced last week as Trump publicly criticized Mueller, who is investigating potential ties between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign as well as possible obstruction of justice by the president. Trump, fuming about a raid of his personal lawyer’s office by a different division of the FBI, said last week that the Mueller investigation is “an attack on our country” and is “corrupt.”

Trump has also privately pondered firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing Mueller’s investigation.

Within a day of Trump’s criticism, Republicans Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina combined two bills they introduced last summer to protect special counsels. They introduced the new bill along with Democratic Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware and Cory Booker of New Jersey, and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican, announced that his committee would vote on the bill.

The legislation would give any special counsel a 10-day window to seek expedited judicial review of a firing, and would put into law existing Justice Department regulations that require a firing to be for “good cause.”

Democrats immediately jumped on the legislation, but many Republicans have been cool to it.

Well, gosh.

While it is refreshing to see Sen. McConnell act like a Republican Leader for a change, one has to wonder why he is acting as if he has grown a spine overnight.

Well, gentle readers, I have a couple of ideas about that…(I know. You’re shocked.)

  1. Per RasmussenReports.com, President Trump’s job approval poll numbers continue to hover right around the 50% mark, give or take a point either way. All of the Democratic Party Shenanigans, including the Mueller Prove and the Stormy Daniels Timely Distraction, are not swaying the opinion of those Americans who elected Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States of America.
  2. The House and Senate are going to have their hands full with another matter in about a month. And, Mueller is going to have his own troubles to worry about.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz expects his wide-ranging report on the FBI and DOJ’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe to be finished next month and has been asked to testify before the House oversight committee on May 8, according to letters reviewed by Fox News.

Now, the Democratic Elite and the Vichy Republicans would not mind if the Mueller Probe went on for all four years of Trump’s First Term.

Trump’s mission, given to him by average Americans, is to drain the swamp of those whose sole mission is to serve themselves by lining their pocketbooks at the expense of the American voter.

Trump, the Billionaire Outsider, is not even taking a Presidential Salary. Instead, every quarter he gives that salary to a worthy charity.

Most of the Professional Politicians sent to DC by voters in the past have gone up there rich and come back home richer.

And, McConnell and the rest know that they have to keep in the good graces of their constituencies to keep getting richer.

As I have written in the past, all of these political strategies being utilized against President Trump have been put in place to slow him down, neutralize him, or even get him out of office, so that he cannot keep his campaign promise to the American people to “Make America Great Again”.

The sad truth of the matter is that the Democratic Party want to keep Americans struggling and divided, as Former President Barack Hussein Obama did.

It is more profitable for the future of their politicians and the popularity of their political philosophy, just as it was for the Politboro in the Soviet Union.

The Democrats, Political Pundits, and the Main Stream Media are still in shock that Hillary Clinton is not the President of the United States of America.

Their quest to regain power by getting rid of President Trump has blinded them to the fact that the American People have to actually vote for them in the Midterm Elections in order for them to regain power in Washington, DC.

That will never happen the way that they appear to the American People right now.

All the Democrats stand for as a party is being opposed to everything that Trump is trying to accomplish while telling Americans that we need to turn over our guns and to put down our Bibles because we are being “divisive” by practicing the “Faith of Our Fathers”.

And, the Democrats still can’t figure out why average Americans are not buying their B.S.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Interior Secretary Says “Diversity Isn’t Important”, “I Care About Excellence”…Controversy Ensues

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“If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.” – Dr. Thomas Sowell

CNN.com reports that

Several employees at the Interior Department have told CNN that Secretary Ryan Zinke repeatedly says that he won’t focus on diversity, an apparent talking point that has upset many people within the agency.

Three high-ranking Interior officials from three different divisions said that Zinke has made several comments with a similar theme, saying “diversity isn’t important,” or “I don’t care about diversity,” or “I don’t really think that’s important anymore.”

Each time, Zinke followed with something along the lines of, “what’s important is having the right person for the right job,” or “I care about excellence, and I’m going to get the best people, and you’ll find we have the most diverse group anyone’s ever had,” the sources said.

Interior last year unexpectedly reassigned 33 senior executive staffers, of which 15 were minorities, according to the lawyer of one of the staffers who was moved. Some of those who were reassigned have filed complaints with the US Merit Systems Board.

The accusations against Zinke come as he is under investigation by multiple agencies, including Interior’s inspector general and Office of Special Counsel, regarding employee reassignment and taxpayer spending on possible politically related travel.

Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift vehemently denied that Zinke said anything along those lines of criticizing the need for diversity, saying, “the anonymous claims made against the secretary are untrue.”

Swift added, “As a woman who has worked for him for a number of years in senior positions, I say without a doubt this claim is untrue, and I am hopeful that they are a result of a misunderstanding and not a deliberate mistruth.”

Swift pointed to two women and an African-American who Zinke has appointed to senior leadership positions, and said “Zinke has filled several other senior positions at the career and appointed level with individuals from diverse backgrounds.”

The government mandated action of giving preference to job applicants based on their ethnicity, known as “Affirmative Action”, sprang out of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement.

It was intended to provide equal opportunities for members of minority groups and women in education and employment.

In 1961, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the first to use the term “affirmative action” in an Executive Order which forced government contractors to take “affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.” That Executive Order also established the President’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, now known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

An institution or organization engages in Affirmative Action when it attempts to improve opportunities for historically excluded groups in American society by establishing a “quota system” to make up for perceived “past transgressions”.

These policies usually involve employment and education. In institutions of higher education, affirmative action involves admission policies that seek to provide equal access to education for those groups that have been historically excluded or underrepresented, such as women and minorities, at times, skipping over a more qualified candidate, in order to promote “Diversity”.

Needless to say, questions concerning the constitutionality of Affirmative Action has made the topic one of heated debate.

Affirmative action policies initially focused on improving opportunities for African Americans in employment and education.

In the past several years, several states have discontinued their Affirmative Action Policies because Affirmative Action has become outdated, and has caused a form of reverse discrimination by favoring one group over another, based on racial preference rather than academic or business achievement.

During the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama, as Cabinet and Administration Positions were filled, it appeared that more emphasis was paid to ethnicity and the size of the candidate’s Democratic Party Donation, than their qualifications for those positions.

It was as if Obama and his advisors were making a point to show just how “diverse” his Administration was going to be, competency be d@mned.

Conversely, President Trump and his advisors are making sure that the best candidates possible are filling available positions within this Administration, including the Diplomatic Corps, with competency and the ability to excel in the performance of the job and not ethnicity or sexual orientation being the criteria for a candidate’s selection.

That being said, one of Trump’s selections for an Ambassador Position happens to be Gay…and Congress has not approved him, yet.

Democratic Intolerance? Say it isn’t so.

But, I digress…

This story caught my eye due to the fact that my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee is getting ready for next week’s remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I wonder how Dr. King would feel, 50 years later, about candidates for positions within the Department of the Interior being judged not “by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”?

Until He Comes,

KJ

Trump Establishes New National Vetting Center, Addresses MS-13, and Calls Out Dems on DACA

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FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump on Tuesday ordered the establishment of a new National Vetting Center to focus on screening people who wish to come to the United States, like immigrants, refugees and other visitors.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the center would work to identify people “who present a threat to national security, border security, homeland security, or public safety.”

“The federal government’s current vetting efforts are ad hoc, which impedes our ability to keep up with today’s threats,” Sanders said in a statement. “The NVC will better coordinate these activities in a central location, enabling officials to further leverage critical intelligence and law enforcement information to identify terrorists, criminals, and other nefarious actors trying to enter and remain within our country.”

The National Vetting Center will be housed within the Department of Homeland Security, the White House said.

“The National Vetting Center will support unprecedented work by DHS and the entire U.S. intelligence community to keep terrorists, violent criminals, and other dangerous individuals from reaching our shores,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement.

Nielsen said the center will ensure the government is able to “fuse intelligence and law enforcement data from across the government in one place to detect threats early.” 

“As part of this effort, DHS and its partners will make certain that mechanisms are in place to ensure that the National Vetting Center is able to accomplish its mission while protecting individuals’ privacy, civil rights and civil liberties,” she said.

Last month, Nielsen said her department was again rolling out enhanced vetting procedures for refugees seeking to come to the United States from 11 “high-risk” countries.

“It’s critically important that we know who is entering the United States,” Nielsen said at the time. “These additional security measures will make it harder for bad actors to exploit our refugee program, and they will ensure we take a more risk-based approach to protecting the homeland.”

DHS did not name the 11 countries, but said it will continue to conduct a periodic review of the refugee high-risk country list.

I can just hear the Liberals now

“Why do we need a Vetting Center? Doesn’t Lady Liberty welcome EVERYONE with open arms?”

Yes, she does. Everyone who wants to contribute to making our Sovereign Nation great.

Not those who seek to destroy us from within.

Do you remember when President Trump was campaigning?

Once of his advertisements had him reciting an old R&B song titled “The Snake”. He also did this during rallies.

“Take me in, tender woman 
Take me in, for heaven’s sake
Take me in, tender woman,” sighed the snake
“I saved you,” cried the woman
“And you’ve bitten me, but why?
You know your bite is poisonous and now I’m going to die”
“Oh shut up, silly woman,” said the reptile with a grin 
“You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in

– “The Snake”, Al Wilson

The song was referring to the mass migration of Muslims from war-torn lands, such as Syria, into European Nations, where they basically left a trail of destruction.

Right now though, President Trump is worried about MS-13, a Mexican Gang which has entered our Sovereign Nation at an alarming rate. That song could just as easily refer to these barbarians.

According to Fox News,

One of President Trump’s main goals in office is to combat the notoriously violent MS-13 gang.

The gang, responsible for dozens of gruesome deaths throughout the U.S., was designated a “priority” last year by the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Prosecutors are able to pursue any legal avenue to target MS-13, according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Read on for a look at MS-13 and the Trump administration’s fight against it.

What is MS-13?

MS-13 was started by Central American immigrants, mainly from El Salvador, in Los Angeles in the 1980s. It has expanded since to include Hondurans, Guatemalans, Mexicans and other Central and South Americans.

MS-13’s motto is “mata, viola, controla” – which means “kill, rape, control,” according to Robert Hur, an official with the Justice Department.

“They seek to live up to this motto through truly shocking acts of violence designed to instill fear: vicious machete attacks, execution-style gunshots, gang rape and human trafficking.”

Gang members perpetuate a number of various criminal acts, according to the FBI, including: murder, rape, home invasions, kidnapping, carjacking and robbery. The FBI said most of the crimes are carried out against members of rival gangs, but “often” innocent people are hurt in the crimes as well.

Is it a big threat?

MS-13 recruits are middle- and high-school students, predominantly in immigrant communities, who are said to risk violent retribution if they leave.

Authorities estimate the group has tens of thousands of members across several Central American countries and many U.S. states. MS-13’s presence is higher in the western and northeastern parts of the U.S., according to the FBI.

The gang is believed to be behind 25 killings on Long Island in the past two years.

What has the Trump administration said about MS-13?

Trump called on Congress to “finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed MS-13 members” into the U.S. during his first State of the Union address.

He also acknowledged parents of MS-13 victims – some of whom were guests of the White House for the speech – and said the country “is praying for you.”

Trump has often blamed the Obama administration for the rise of MS-13 across the country. The gang was sanctioned as a transnational criminal organization by the Treasury Department in 2012.

Trump’s Justice and Homeland Security Departments have made targeting the gang a top priority. Sessions instructed his department’s law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors across the country to prioritize MS-13 members’ prosecution, as directed by an executive order Trump signed in February 2017.

The new classification of MS-13 allows some local police departments to tap into federal money to help with investigations. Suffolk County was granted $500,000 by the federal government.

Trump in July 2017 visited Brentwood, N.Y., a town that has experienced firsthand the tragedy caused by MS-13, and pledged to push Congress for additional federal immigration agents to crack down on gang members who are in the country illegally. He also called MS-13 members “animals.”

What are some of MS-13’s more notable killings?

-Two teenage girls from Brentwood, N.Y. were found dead after being brutally beaten and cut in September 2016. Kayla Cuevas, 16, was targeted by gang members and her friend, 15-year-old Nisa Mickens, tried to scare off the attackers, WPIX-TV reported.

-The remains of Oscar Acosta, a 19-year-old high school senior, were found in a wooded area in Brentwood in September 2016. Acosta, who had been missing for months, came to the U.S. from El Salvador and had told his mother he was worried about gangs, she told WNBC-TV.

-The remains of Miguel Garcia-Moran were found in the same area as Acosta’s in September 2016. He was 15 years old at the time of his death and had been missing since February. Police said he was the victim of a homicidal beating.

-Damaris Reyes Rivas, 15, was killed in January 2017 and found one month later buried under railroad ties. The teenager, from Gaithersburg, Md., was stabbed multiple times by MS-13 gang members who filmed the brutal attack. Venus Romero Iraheta, who was 17 at the time of the attack, pleaded guilty in 2018 to the murder. She told Reyes Rivas “don’t forget my name” during the slaying, Iraheta told investigators.

-Police in Nassau County charged Kevin Granados-Coreas, 19, and Carlos Portillo, 22, with second-degree murder in the killing of Julio Cesar Gonzales-Espantzay. Police said MS-13 gang members lured the 19-year-old with the promise of marijuana and sex before they hacked him to death in a park. Gonzales-Espantzay was not a gang member, police said.

-The bodies of four young men, ranging in ages from 16 to 20, were found in April 2017 in a park in Central Islip, N.Y. Police said all had signs of “significant trauma.” Justin Llivicura, 16; Michael Lopez Banegas, 20; Jefferson Villalobos, 18; and Jorge Tigre, 18 were reportedly lured to a park by two women associated with MS-13 before they were ambushed by more than a dozen gang members armed with wooden clubs and machetes.

-Angel Soler was 15 years old when he went missing in July 2017. His body was found a few months later in the Roosevelt hamlet of Long Island, police said. Soler was hacked to death with a machete as he was attacked by a group of people, police said. Several MS-13 members have been indicted or charged in connection to his murder.

America’s State, County, and Municipal Law Enforcement Officials are locked in a daily struggle to keep Americans safe from those who have no legal right to be here in the first place.

President Trump’s Campaign Platform stated that, as President, he would

Cooperate with local gang task forces. ICE officers should accompany local police departments conducting raids of violent street gangs like MS-13and the 18th street gang, which have terrorized the country. All illegal aliens in gangs should be apprehended and deported. Again, quoting Chris Crane: “ICE Officers and Agents are forced to apply the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Directive, not to children in schools, but to adult inmates in jails. If an illegal-alien inmate simply claims eligibility, ICE is forced to release the alien back into the community. This includes serious criminals who have committed felonies, who have assaulted officers, and who prey on children…ICE officers should be required to place detainers on every illegal alien they encounter in jails and prisons, since these aliens not only violated immigration laws, but then went on to engage in activities that led to their arrest by police; ICE officers should be required to issue Notices to Appear to all illegal aliens with criminal convictions, DUI convictions, or a gang affiliation; ICE should be working with any state or local drug or gang task force that asks for such assistance.”

This new Vetting Center will assist the President in keeping his promise.

Believe or not, a legendary Democrat Leader agreed with Trump on what should be done with those who have broken our laws by entering our Sovereign Nation illegally.

The last bipartisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform happened during President ill “Bubba” Clinton’s tenure. Bubba appointed former congresswoman and Democratic icon Barbara Jordan as its chair. Jordan came from humble beginnings to become a lawyer and the first Southern black woman elected to the House of Representatives. A DEMOCRAT, she was a leader in the civil rights movement, a professor of ethics, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a world-class orator (two of her speeches are considered among the greatest of the 20th century). Her appointment gave the commission instant credibility. According to Jordan, she believed her responsibility as the head of the commission was to restore credibility to the U.S. immigration system. On the issue of illegal immigration, Jordan was very clear and succinct:

Unlawful immigration is unacceptable. Those who should not be here will be required to leave.

Liberals, on both sides of the Political Aisle, have continuously masked their true intentions for the political usefulness, in granting amnesty to illegal aliens, by swathing it in the noble rhetoric of “Civil Rights” and “Social Justice”.

In reality, is the fact that these Professional Politicians could care less about the well-being of illegal aliens. They are simply recruiting new Democrat Voters.

Please indulge me by allowing me the opportunity to wrap up today’s blog with an answer I gave on May 19. 2010,  to “Benito”, who submitted a rather lengthy comment filled with this same camouflage of noble intentions:

Benito, I approved your comment to ask you a few questions. First, you write very well. Next, a few questions. What part of the word “illegal” do you not understand? What makes the current influx of illegal immigrants exempt from the rules and regulations that every other generation of immigrants to this country had to abide by in order to become legal citizens of the greatest nation in the world? By being here illegally, you are not entitled to the same rights as natural-born or naturalized American citizens. You are no better than someone who breaks into someone’s home, does their dishes, cuts their yard, cleans their house, and then helps themselves to their food and drives their car without asking. This is in no way a human rights issue. Freedom is God-given. And with freedom comes responsibility. With citizenship comes responsibility, like paying taxes and making your own way. Illegal immigration reminds me of the amorous boyfriend who wants everything a young woman will give him, but will leave her at the first mention of marriage. I wish you no ill, amigo, but understand this: This is not a civil rights issue. Illegals do not have the same rights as American Citizens. With our rights, come the responsibilities of being an American citizen. The Mexican flag, by protocol, will always be flown in a subordinate position to the American Flag in this country. And, the American Dialect of the English language is the language spoken in this country.

I understand that people want a better life for themselves and their children.  We are all immigrants in this land, except for American Indians, and they got here by crossing the Bering Straight.  But there is a huge difference between immigrating here legally and sneaking in illegally, between assimilating into an existing culture, and insisting on replacing a country’s existing culture with that of the country you left.

I’m all for assisting anyone in becoming a legal citizen of the United States, if that is their wish.  But, it must be done the right way, and they must accept responsibility for their illegal entry, show a willingness to learn our language, and embrace our American way of life, including respecting the American Flag.

The situation known as the Mexican Munchkin Migration, which brought in illegal unaccompanied minors,through the “benevolence” of President Barack Hussein Obama, who whisked them off to be housed in our military bases and then released into our general population leading to the growth of Latino Gangs, such as MS-13, should have warned us that a wide-open Southern Border is as big a threat to the sovereignty of the United States as anything that our enemies can throw at us.  All of OUR SERVANTS, Democrat and Republican, up on Capitol Hill, need to quit playing a political game of Hot Potato and do something about DACA and Illegal Immigration.

The safety of America is at stake .

Until He Comes,

KJ