Christian Conservatism is dead

“Train a child up in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” —Proverbs 22:6 By supporting the candidacy and presidency of Donald J. Trump, Christian Conservatives in America have proven themselves to be ideological hypocrites more interested in having their obtuse phobias appeased by an avaricious madman than holding to the bedrock principles laid out by Jesus in his ministry as it is accepted in the canonical Bible. That’s it. Column over. I’m heading out to grab some lunch. Wait! Don’t…

Tax plan puts Trump and Republicans on the hook

President Trump is unusually ebullient when it comes to political victories. And with an obstructionist Congress and insurgent press, they have been rare indeed. However, there was a lot of crowing over the holidays as the Tax Reform bill squeaked through Congress on a purely partisan vote. President Trump, along with Congressional leaders such as Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, is very vocal about taking responsibility for the “largest tax cut in our country’s history”. Some enthusiasts are happy with the result. Many other analysts are not sure how this…

The vanity of dictators

“Democracy is beautiful in theory. In practice, it is a fallacy.” — Benito Mussolini You could feel the love. Watching American President Donald Trump sitting next to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, it was easy to see that these were two like-minded men. It was like two frat brothers reuniting 25 years after college graduation to rehash all their terroristic campus exploits in a wave of sociopathic nostalgia. There they were in a bizarre hand clutch during a group photograph of Asian leaders with the American president. There was Trump offering…

Where is the real Russian scandal?

“I think we are on the edge of the greatest corruption scandal in American history. The first thing Congress should do is demand that every single dollar donated to the Clinton Foundation and its charity initiatives be made public to show exactly where the Clintons derived their money.” Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, writing on FoxNews.com, 10/27/17 It is estimated that the Mueller investigation on so-called Trump campaign collusion with the Russians has exceeded twenty million taxpayer dollars spent. With a relatively unlimited budget and nine months of…

Tax reform turmoil

“The tax plan that the Trump administration outlined on Wednesday is a potentially huge windfall for the wealthiest Americans. It would not directly benefit the bottom third of the population. As for the middle class, the benefits appear to be modest.” – NY Times, 10/27/17 Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., suggested Friday that former President Ronald Reagan would not be a fan of President Trump’s and Congressional Republican’s push for tax reform and would consider it an “absolute catastrophe.” – Washington Examiner, 10/27/17 With the details still in the…

Ignorance is worse than stupidity

Well, our good friend Harry Caines is at it again. On September 28th he published a piece labeling 95% of Trump voters as just plain stupid. As a Trump voter (and a highly educated and informed one I might add) let’s once again look at some of the facts and explore a few principles. Let’s start off with cultural opinion in a fair counter. As a man with a post-graduate education, I find the New York Times to be a compromised, liberal propaganda rag. They ceased any real journalism well…

Is Donald Trump a racist?

Is Donald Trump a racist? No, he is a New Yorker. Trump is an equal opportunity offender. He’s not a racist. Being a racist requires ideology. Trump is transactional. He’ll take anyone’s money. He’s not racist. He’s a narcissist incapable of caring about anyone unable to please him. When he says he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body or reassures Americans that he is the least racist person they will ever meet, I believe he believes that. Trump is no respecter of persons – not in that good…

Too stupid to know they’re stupid

“Stupid is as stupid does.” — Forrest Gump, from the movie, “Forrest Gump”. As best as I can surmise, there are three kinds of Americans that voted for Donald Trump to be the President of the United States. The first type of Trump voter is those people who feel the Democratic Party deserted them. They nominated a highly derisive candidate in Hillary Clinton. They wooed environmentalists more than middle-class, blue-collar workers. They offered no solutions for stagnant wages and the loss of the factory jobs that once made up the…

NFL protests misguided

‘Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, say ‘get that son-of-a-b—- off the field right now, he’s out, he’s fired.” – President Donald Trump in Friday’s Alabama Speech “As a team, we have decided we will not participate in the national anthem. We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country. Out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny…

Trump leverages DACA

The Trump administration has officially announced its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – which provides a level of amnesty to certain undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children – with a six-month delay for current recipients. As a career Real Estate Developer President Trump understands leverage. In one shrewd move, he has challenged Congress into crafting serious comprehensive immigration reform. While the left loses their collective minds claiming Trump is insensitive, racist, lacks compassion or whatever the talking point du jour requires,…