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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Gowdy's Rubio Endorsement Raises Questions About His Conservatism, But Was He Really A Conservative In The First Place?

Here's the Nonsense:  It makes no sense that a conservative like Trey Gowdy would endorse RINO Rubio for his 2016 run for the presidency.  

Here's the Horse Sense:  There were warning signs that Gowdy wasn't the conservative that people thought he was, but too often voters base opinions on superficial observations and information.  

The shock of conservatives at Trey Gowdy endorsing establishment Republican Marco Rubio for president is now leading many to question Gowdy's conservatism.  But should Gowdy's endorsement surprise us?  Or was there evidence all along that showed us what Gowdy really is?

One of the biggest problems with voters today is that they really don't pay attention to what's going on.  The vast majority of voters don't have any idea about most of what those of us who read news regularly know.  And yet, even some of those who stay informed on what's happening in the news are guilty of basing opinions on superficial observations and information.  Trey Gowdy is a perfect example where people misread who he is because they didn't pay attention.


Gowdy was accepted as conservative because he was able to ask hard questions in hearings.  But people didn't think about the things he did outside those hearings, too.  Without looking at the complete picture we don't see the real marks of someone's political ideology.  After all, it's our actions, not our words, that say who and what we really are.  


Gowdy's ability to ask hard questions doesn't mean he is a conservative.  What it shows is that he's very good at being a prosecutor, a job for which he was trained and worked at for years.  It should be no surprise that he is able to ask tough questions.


While the questions got our attention, that attention should have been drawn to start asking questions and examining Gowdy's actions to determine who and what he really is.  But that's too much work for most people.  The average person just wants to accept things at face value and that's one of the reasons we've gotten to where we're at with our government today.  


Voters have not upheld their civic responsibility.  They have not done their jobs watching over our elected officials and holding them accountable for the things they do.


People should have been asking questions when they saw Gowdy continually support John Boehner (for an example click here).  The warning light should have gone on when Luis Gutierrez praised him for position on immigration.  Gowdy responded by praising Gutierrez in return.


Gowdy also supported Obama's fast track authority on his trade deal.


And Mark Levin warned about his RINO tendencies.


Gowdy even supported Paul Ryan as House Speaker.


It's no surprise that Gowdy endorsed Rubio.  We've now clearly seen his true colors.  But I am sure there will still be foolish people who will think he's conservative.





Thursday, December 24, 2015

Trump's Christmas Gift To America

Here's the Nonsense:  Donald Trump's presidential campaign has been nothing but a sideshow and distraction from what's really important in America.  We'd be better off without it.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Donald Trump has given America a great gift with his campaign.  No other candidate has come close to doing what he has done for America during this campaign.  This is a great Christmas gift to us.

Whether you like him or not, you need to be thankful for Donald Trump this Christmas.  

Why?

Because he's given a Christmas gift to America that's critical to the salvation of our nation.

In an article timely for the holidays, John Nolte at Breitbart has noted what Trump's campaign means to America and it exposes the huge gift Mr. Trump has given our nation this Christmas. 

What's the gift?  It's truth.  That's right, T-R-U-T-H.

Here's what Mr. Nolte listed to back it up:

1.)  Illegal Immigrant Crime - When announcing his run for the White House, Trump exposed the crime wave that has come with illegal immigration.  The media tried to attack, but in the end Trump was shown to be correct.

2.)  American Muslims Celebrated 9/11 - Trump was accused of lying but in the end it was proven that he was correct.

3.)  Way Too Many Muslims (including American Muslims) are Radicalized - Trump called for a temporary ban on immigration for Muslims and in doing so he caused the truth to come out.  According to Nolte:  "The humiliating lengths to which the Washington Post's serially-dishonest Philip Bump went to spin these disturbing and indisputable numbers, tells you just how politically dangerous it is to reveal them."

4.)  The Republican Establishment Is a Gang of Vicious Crybabies - While refusing to accept the GOP establishment's money or help, Trump called them out for what they are and exposed their lies and conniving efforts to ignore the voter's mandates while aligning themselves with the Democrats.  As Nolte said so well, "The scales that have fallen from our eyes would fill a galaxy."

5.)  Hillary Clinton Treats Women Abused By Men Like Garbage - This is amazing, or, as Nolte says, "Oh, baby!"

Trump has overcome political correctness and driven truth home as the standard for this election.  Without his efforts, this entire campaign would simply be a funeral procession to the burial of America in November 2016.

Thank you Mr. Trump for the hope you've given to millions of Americans.  We could have asked for no better Christmas present.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Obama Says 2016 Will Be A Good Year For His Agenda

Here's the Nonsense:  President Obama says he's looking forward to a good year of getting the legislation he wants passed in 2016.  He doesn't seem to remember that the Republicans control both the House and Senate and they'll never stand for it.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The Republican Party is controlled by establishment Republicans who are so afraid that they'll give the president everything he wants (and then some) because they're afraid that challenging him will result in them being called racist.  Unless we get rid of them, this will continue far beyond Obama's presidency.

The Washington Times reported that President Obama said he's never been more confident about his agenda for the next year as he is for 2016.  He believes the last year of his presidency will be full of huge successes for his agenda.  Will 2016 prove to fulfill his wishes?

The article says:

A supremely confident President Obama said Friday he's "never been more optimistic about a year ahead" than he is right now, and he made the case that 2016 could be a landmark year in which he is able to enact even more of his agenda before leaving office.

And the president has even said he believes that the Republicans will come around and support his efforts on climate change, too.

Just this week the Republicans sold out the American voters again by passing an omnibus bill costing over $1 trillion, with the majority of Republicans and Democrats supporting it.  I don't have to go over the details as I'm sure you've all heard and read plenty about the giveaways that were in it.  The bottom line is that the Republicans didn't fight at all and the new House Speaker, Paul Ryan, led the way to prove he can live down to the level of his predecessor, John Boehner.

But maybe I'm being too hard on Ryan.  When challenged about not standing up against what was the spending bill, the Republican leadership was quick to say that they just had to get this through and not to worry because they'd really stand firm in 2016.  (Yeah, just like they stood strong in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and the first 11 months of this year!)

Many people may think that the Republicans will finally take a stand but I don't see it.  They've never taken a stand on anything, so why would they do it now?  They have proven themselves to be no different than the Democrats.

In fact, when researching my book, No Tomrrows: How to Halt America's Imminent Collapse and Return to the American Dream, back in 2011 I was able to confirm that the progressive plan has always been to make the American voters think the two parties are different when, in reality, both parties have been developed to be on the same path.


In his book, Tragedy and Hope, the late professor Carroll Quigley (a liberal and globalist who taught at Georgetown University) said:

"...The two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy."

And that's where we've gotten to today.  The leadership of both parties is headed in the same direction and unless we replace the majority of them with outsiders, Obama's final year will be follow by more of the same under the next administration, whichever party wins the election.

This is nothing new.  During the 2014 midterm elections Mitch McConnell vowed to crush the Tea Party.  And now, he's done it again. The Hill is reporting that McConnell is once again speaking out against Candidates that are not part of the establishment GOP.  

Don't think that if a non-establishment candidate wins the 2016 election that there won't be a terrible fight during the entire term of their administration.  McConnell and his counterpart, Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House.  They will fight tooth and nail and get the Democrats to help them so that they can destroy that president.

But first, they have to try to destroy the chances of outsider candidates winning in 2016.  Former Rep. Tom Tancredo is speaking out against these people in a recent article where he wrote that these people in the establishment must be defeated.  Tancredo asks if we've had enough yet, and the answer should have been yes a long time ago.

This is why outsider candidates are so important in this election cycle, and not just in the presidential race.  The recent disaster of a spending bill will be repeated in every other piece of legislation they put through if we don't stop them now.  We must clean out both the Senate and House in 2016.  And to do it, we must be working now because the primaries start right after the holidays and all the decisions of who we can vote for will be decided by mid-July.  Once the primaries are over, there are no more chances to get good people on the ballot.

And given the representation we currently have in the House and Senate, you can bet that Obama will continue to get what he wants in 2016.  It will be a very good year for him... and a very bad year for the American people.

If we can survive until the 2016 election, we still have this one last chance to get our government back. But it is a last chance, and not just another chance.  If we squander the opportunity life in America will never again be what it once was.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

One RINO Figured It Out. What Will It Take For Others To Get It, Too?

The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense.

Here's the Nonsense:  Moderate Republicans (what some call RINOs) understand that we face dangers from terrorism in America.  But they understand that we must be accepting of people of all types from everywhere in the world if we are to live up to America's greatness.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Like it or not, we are at war and it's now in our backyard.  At least one RINO has woken up, but what will it take for the rest of them to realize the danger we face?


Newsmax has published an article by RINO economist Larry Kudlow that was rather surprising.  It seems that Larry has woken up to the fact that right now we can't just have open borders anymore.  He's still pro-amnesty (you're not going to get a RINO to change entirely overnight), but right now he's agreeing that borders need to be sealed while we get control of the terrorism crisis that we are facing.  What will it take for other RINOs to follow Kudlow's example?

Kudlow writes:

"I know this is not my ususal position.  But this is a war.  Therefore I have come to believe there should be no immigration or visa waivers until the U. S. adopts a completely new system to stop radical Islamic terrorists from entering the country.  A wartime lockdown.  And a big change in my thinking."

Later in the article he says:

"My shift in thinking comes from a deep desire to strengthen homeland security.  Hopefully an immigration freeze will not be in place for very long.  But for now I believe we must do it."

Clearly the recent terrorist attack in San Bernardino has driven Kudlow and many Americans to be more concerned than ever for our security.

The way we live in America is changing as the threats are increasing.  Just this past Saturday 3 malls in various parts of America had to be evacuated due to bomb threats.

America is forever changed by that attack.  Of course, we thought America was forever changed by 9/11 yet it didn't take long for Americans to go back to their old ways.

Now, the terrible carnage in California has given a wake up call to a big time RINO who is pro-amnesty.  He's stoppedand realized that we're in a war and drastic action should be taken.  What will it take for others in America to open their eyes?

I hate to say it, but my guess is that many people's eyes won't be opened.  They are blinded by political correctness so much that when someone suggests closing our borders temporarily to protect our nation, their response is to utter something stupid about it being unfair to people.

Folks, we're at war and the protection of our nation and its citizens is foremost.  It's tragic to think that some people need disaster to wake them up.  But unfortunately some Americans are asleep and ignorant to the dangers in our midst.  Even the media who cover these events continue in their blindness as they embrace their progressive ideology and ignore what is before us.

I hope and pray that it won't take more disasters to wake the entire country up, but unfortunately many people let their ideology and political correctness keep them from ever having common sense.  And if it's one thing America needs right now, it's common sense.





Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Trump On Muslim Immigration: Too Far Or Not Far Enough?

The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense.

Here's the Nonsense:  Trump is too extreme.  America is a melting pot and we have no right to close our borders to any group of people.  After all, we are a nation of immigrants.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Trump's statement that we should stop Muslim immigration temporarily to get immigration under control and protect our nation is clearly one of a man who wants to protect America.  But the bigger question is whether Trump went far enough.

Breitbart is reporting, in a not so surprising move, that Donald Trump is calling for a complete shutdown of Muslim immigration into the United States.  The media, the Democrats, the establishment Republicans, and virtually all of the other presidential candidates are having fits about it.  They are all saying the same thing, that this is not who America is.  Some are accusing Trump of everything from insanity to racism.  But is Trump wrong?  Did he go too far?  Or did he not go far enough?

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is taking the position that it goes against everything we stand for and believe in.  Many other presidential candidates taking a stand against Trump's statement. Even the mayor of St. Petersburg, FL has spoken out banning Trump from his city.

And we can't forget Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders who said that we are fighting a war, but it's against climate change (leave it to the Democrats to be so out of touch with reality that they come up with that garbage).

And with all this, I have little doubt that Trump's stature will grow once again with American voters.

WND.com has reported that ISIS is trying to infiltrate the U. S. as refugees.  Certainly that's the core reason that Trump wants to get control of our borders.

But all those decrying him as a racist are more concerned that America not offend anyone than they are about our safety. 

Pat Buchanan has warned for a long time about the dangers of uncontrolled immigration.  In fact, just last summer he wrote an article saying it was the issue of the century.

It couldn't be more obvious that Trump is simply trying to protect America.  He did say that Muslims who are already here can stay and he'd halt new Muslim immigration temporarily.  It's not like he said he'd ban them from ever coming to our country.  And that's why the American people will support Trump, because he's interested fulfilling the number one job of the federal government, which is to protect our nation.

But I have a question.  Did Trump go far enough?  If we really want to make our country secure, wouldn't the smartest answer be to halt all immigration until we have control of this situation?

Throughout history nations have controlled their borders, and the main reason has been for security.  Why should America be any different?

And since we don't know who is a Muslim and who isn't, how would a government make sure those are the people they are keeping from immigrating?  We've heard enough stories of people from many northern European nations who have joined ISIS.  How do you know whether a blond haired, blue eyed Swede has become a member of ISIS or not?

You can't tell who is safe by looking at someone.  And we know that Islam teaches that it is okay for their followers to lie if it is beneficial for Islam.  So, why would we leave any door open?  Why wouldn't the smart thing be to shut down all immigration temporarily until we know how to deal with all of this?

The politicians and politically correct will argue that it's not who we are.  But my question is how anyone, especially a politician who wants to be a leader in our government, call themselves an American if their number one priority isn't to protect our nation, regardless of who it offends?