Sunday, October 23, 2016

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda


The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 10/23 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts:

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda..........we will look at Debate # 3 of the 2016 presidential election.....who won and what was the headline out of the debate........the role of the moderator..........the Wikileaks and Mrs Clinton........the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 this week and the loss of a bipartisan foreign policy........and other stories of the week....

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Trump: Like Truman and the Indians in the 1948 World Series?

On election night 1948, most Americans went to bed thinking Governor Dewey would be in the White House in a few months.  Why not?  The experts had told them!
Instead, they heard over breakfast that President Truman was returning.   
What will happen on election day 2016?  Let’s look at these polls that confuse the heck out of me:
1) The RCP average shows Mrs. Clinton up by 6 in the latest 10 head-to-head matches.  However, two of the last three show a tie.    
2) The four-way race, a more realistic assessment in my view, has Mrs Clinton up by 5.  Again, two of the last three polls have Mr. Trump up by 2.  I say the four-way race is more realistic because Mr. Johnson and Dr. Stein will take about 10% of the voters.  It could be more if Sanders’s supporters get even with Mrs. Clinton for the way they were treated in the primaries.
My point is that these polls are crazy, and it’s not because pollsters are in the tank for Mrs. Clinton.  I just don’t think that you can take an accurate poll in a country that does not answer landlines unless they recognize the name of the caller.
And did I tell you that a professor is predicting a Trump victory?  Professor Allan Lichtman, who has apparently predicted every election since 1984, is saying Trump will win.
So put me down as one of those who will wait for voters to decide this election.  I will vote for Mr. Trump because this is about nominating someone to the Supreme Court, and Mrs. Clinton cannot be allowed to do that.   
On another level, this is also about making a statement about partial-birth abortion.  Sorry, but a society that plays word games over the unborn is sick and doomed to rot away.
So who will win?  I don’t know, but keep an eye on the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.  They won in 1948, the year President Truman pulled a great upset.
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2016: I will vote to protect the unborn

In the interest of full disclosure, I did not support Mr. Trump.
I was hoping that we’d nominate one of our extremely successful governors, from Bush to Kasich to Walker to Perry.  In Texas, I eventually voted for Rubio because all of those others were out and he was the most electable.
Let me say this.   My first vote was in 1976 when I proudly voted for President Ford.   Since that first vote, I have proudly supported each one of our nominees even when they were not my first choice such as Mr. Dole in 1996.
Since early summer, I have been struggling with a real dilemma.  However, we must think of the larger picture and voting for Donald Trump makes a lot more sense than electing Hillary Clinton by supporting another option.
In other words, someone will nominate Justices to the Supreme Court and I’d rather have Mr. Trump do that.
No one has dissected Mrs. Clinton better than Dr. Charles Krauthammer this week:
The soullessness of this campaign — all ambition and entitlement — emerges almost poignantly in the emails, especially when aides keep asking what the campaign is about.
In one largely overlooked passage, Clinton complains that her speechwriters have not given her any overall theme or rationale. Isn’t that the candidate’s job?
Asked one of her aides, Joel Benenson: “Do we have any sense from her what she believes or wants her core message to be?”
It’s that emptiness at the core that makes every policy and position negotiable and politically calculable.
Hence the embarrassing about-face on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the popular winds swung decisively against free trade.
A Trump presidency, with VP Pence, a GOP Senate and House, could actually produce some important domestic results.
They could repeal Obama Care and actually replace it with something that puts the patient and doctor in control.
They could finally tackle tax reform, something that most of us have been calling for.
Last, but not least, a President Trump could be persuaded by Speaker Ryan to take a serious look at entitlements.
On free trade, I am not expecting much because tearing up trade agreements is a lot more complicated than everyone realizes.  I just hope that Trump’s supporters understand that.
On immigration, I do not really believe that a President Trump will get Mexico to pay for the wall or deport millions.  However, they may do something about sanctuary cities and respecting our immigration laws.
On foreign policy, it will be hell no matter who walks into the Oval Office.  President Obama is leaving such a mess in the Middle East that it won’t be pretty, from Syria to Iran.
My point is that there is hope with a Trump presidency to get some things done.
On the other side, there is no hope for governing if Mrs. Clinton wins.  There are also going to be some huge battles in the Democrat aisle because the left and Mrs. Clinton are not going to enjoy each other at all. The left is not a happy bunch these days as Politico wrote.
Yes I am voting for Mr. Trump, the lesser of the two evils this time around.
In the end, I will sleep comfortably knowing that I voted to protect the unborn this time around.
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