Thursday, November 09, 2017

US-Cuba update plus other stories of the day

Guest: Marcos Nelson Suarez,  El Hispano News digital version...........We will look at the Trump administration's shift of policy toward Cuba..........we are going back to the pre-Obama rules or the US Embargo.........'Overreaction' is the word about Tuesday's elections.............there is a message to the GOP but let's not overreact.........we remember that the Berlin Wall came down this week in other stories of the day...........

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Thursday's video: How much voter enthusiasm?

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We hear about Dem voter enthusiasm......

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And now the overreaction!

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For many years, sports journalist Randy Galloway had a radio sports show in the Dallas-Ft Worth area. On Mondays, or the day after the Cowboys’ game, he’d call it “Overreaction Monday”, or an opportunity for every fan to say whatever was in their minds about the team, players, or coaches. It was often hilarious, especially when fans called in their latest conspiracy theories about this or that.
So let’s do “Overreaction Day” and talk about Tuesday’s elections.
Just saw a headline on AOL about a “bombshell election.” Where was that election? Did I miss a huge upset somewhere?
In reality, we saw Democrats win elections that they were supposed to win.   
Did anyone seriously think that Mayor De Blasio would be defeated in New York City? I think that the real story in New York City had to be electoral apathy. Maybe that’s what happens when a small group of voters pay the overwhelming majority of taxes! 
Did anyone expect Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno of New Jersey to keep the seat after Governor Christie? I’m amazed that she got 44% of the vote.
Over in Virginia, I expected a closer vote but not necessarily a GOP victory. Mr. Northam got 53%, a majority but no landslide!   
So what can we say about Tuesday?
The Democrats are winning elections in “blue areas” or a state like Virginia gradually flooded by federal employees.
What happens now?
First, Tuesday’s results confirmed that Democrats are excited, although I have not seen any evidence that they can win a district or state held by a strong incumbent Republican.     
Second, the GOP Congress needs to get the message that voters expect tax and health care reform. You can’t promise to repeal Obama Care and then not do it when you have the votes.
Congratulations to the winners, although Governor-elect Murphy will soon realize that New Jersey voters are angry and will turn on him quickly. Yes, Christie had “Bridgegate” and “Beachgate” but Mr. Murphy will now inherit a total mess with unfunded public pensions, collapsing infrastructure and voters who are sick and tired of paying taxes. Good luck with that!
Governor elect Northam will face an angry left that has already turned on him over sanctuary cities.    
As in sports, there are no guarantees. However, the GOP could guarantee itself winning in 2018 by keeping its promises and showing that it can govern.   
Or, the GOP can continue to look incompetent and give the Democrats any opening in 2018!
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The world and the US voters

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Do you get the feelings that most Americans feel unappreciated?   

I am not suggesting that Americans want roses every Friday. 

I think an occasional "thank you" would do! 

The world owes the US, its military and taxpayers lots of "thank you's" rather than all of the cheap shots that we've been hearing lately!

It starts at the United Nations, an organization that is subsidized by US taxpayers but spends its time calling us "stingy" or issuing resolutions attacking Israel. 

In fact, the US has been a very responsible power. The US has freed more people than all of its critics. 

Again, where would the world be without the US foreign policy? 

All of this reminds me of an article that I saw back in 2005 by Professor Victor Davis Hanson:    
But what is new is that the disenchanted American is becoming savvy and developing a long memory–and so we all fear the day is coming when he casts aside the badge, rides the buckboard out of town, and leaves such sanctimonious folk to themselves.
My guess is that day is here.

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