Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Wednesday's show: A look at the Cruz-O'Rourke campaign with Sylvia Guzman

Guest: Sylvia Guzman, North Texas conservative activist......
We will look at the Cruz vs O'Rourke race for the US Senate.......The status of DACA...........and other stories.

Wednesday's video: The primaries in Florida & Arizona

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Wednesday's video:  
The primaries in Florida & Arizona

Man, woman, and whatever

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A couple of days ago, we heard that the Democrat National Committee had rewritten the rules to have equal representation, or the same number of men and women in every committee.   
Well, not so fast, as we see in news reports:  
Members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) voted on Saturday to modify its charter to define gender as being determined by self-identification and to include a classification for gender non-binary members.
The previous charter required that all committees be divided evenly between men and women but, under the newly adopted system, committees “shall be as equally divided as practicable between men and women (determined by gender self-identification) meaning that the variance between men and women in the group cannot exceed one (1).”
Additionally, gender non-binary members will count as neither male nor female, while the remaining, gendered members will be divided evenly between male and female.
“At the root of our diverse party is a commitment to inclusion and opportunity,” DNC Chair Tom Perez said in a statement to CNN. 
“By adopting this amendment, the Democratic National Committee is ensuring every Democrat feels welcome and embraced for who they are. This action reaffirms our solidarity with the LGBTQ community and challenges governments, employers, and organizations across the country to do the same.”
Are you confused?  I am.  Nevertheless, it is a classic example of why this party has lost so much of the country.
First, who cares what the gender makeup of a committee is?  The objective is to find a group of people who care to be involved and share some of the party’s values.  This is more diversity insanity to say the least.
Second, my own experience is that party activists are motivated by issues, not anything else. 
As a side note, they had a little celebration in South Texas to remember that President Lyndon B. Johnson was born this week in 1908.  Wonder what he’d thought of all of these rules?  
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Did the Chinese read Hillary's emails?

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What happens when you conduct the business of The State Department in a private server?  

First, you are breaking State Department rules.

Second, the Chinese may read your emails:  "Chinese company reportedly hacked Clinton's server, got copy of every email in real-time..."

We need an explanation as to why President Obama did not force Secretary Clinton to shut down the private server and live by the company rules.

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Your "blue wave" update.......

Your "blue wave" update: More Republicans voted in the Florida and Arizona primaries on Tuesday.

Also, the Democrats nominated real left wingers for governor in FLA & AZ.

We will see what happens in November. 

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November 2008: It was a good win but not a landslide!

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In sports, as in presidential elections, a win is a win.

First of all, we salute Pres. elect Obama. We wish him well. We want him to succeed because we want the country to do well.

Nevertheless, this is not a landslide by any means.

Nixon '72 and Reagan '84 got 60% of the popular vote and over 500 EV's.

LBJ '64 and Bush '88 got over 400 EV's.

Obama beat McCain, 52-47%, a good victory but not a landslide. He will finish with about 355 EV's, a strong number but not close to a landslide.

Obama beat McCain in Florida, Virginia, Ohio by very close margins. Also, the Dems did not get the "magic 60" in the Senate.

What does this mean? It means that Obama has to deliver and stay near the center. Obama will make a huge mistake if he governs to the left or lets Congress move him to the left.

So what now?

The Republicans have to regroup as we did after losing to Carter '76 and Clinton '92.

We must look for new leaders and remember the lessons of 1976 and 1992.

We came back very quickly in the 1978 and 1994 midterms. In both instances, we had a clear message. We also benefited from having Dems control the Congress and the White House.

Governing is hard, as the Dems learned under Carter and Clinton.

Again, we wish Pres. elect Obama well. We will support and oppose him.

We won't engage in the kind of irrational behavior that depicted the angry left during the last 8 years.

We will be back.

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December 2007: Venezuela and the latest from Iran!

Guests: Blogger Daniel from Venezuela, Jack Kelly, journalist and former Marine, and Rick Moran on the NIE Report.

December 2007: Whatever happened to the war in Iraq?

A post from December 2007:

Yesterday, the debate moderator at the Republican debate did not ask a single question about Iraq, the surge or anything directly related. In fact, Iraq came into the conversation indirectly when candidates where talking about future threats to the US.

Whatever happened to Iraq? Why aren't we getting, at least, the same number of stories about Abu Garib as we are US soldiers destroying Al Qaeda?

The answer is that too many in the media, and specially Democrats, bet on the wrong horse in Iraq.

Check this out from Strategy Page:
"As al Qaeda suffered greater and greater losses in Iraq, recruiting became a serious problem.

In desperation, leaders were ordered to recruit whoever they could. This meant more women and more teenage males.

Normally, al Qaeda does not like to employ adolescents.

They are too inexperienced and unreliable.

That combination gets everyone in trouble, and adult al Qaeda do not like to work with kids.

But earlier this year, al Qaeda found that fewer and fewer adults were willing to join up.

This was largely due to U.S. troops capturing several key al Qaeda leaders, and lots of membership records.

Too many al Qaeda members were being arrested or killed, and recruiting became very difficult.

So kids were hired for a lot of simple jobs, like placing roadside bombs, or guard duty.

Turned out that these kids were more likely to run away, or just surrender, if confronted with Iraqi or American troops.

As a result of that, nearly half the al Qaeda under arrest (950 of 2,000) are under 18. Only about eight percent of the terrorists held by U.S. forces are al Qaeda.

The rest belong to various Iraqi militias or terror groups (most of them Sunni Arab.) Al Qaeda is the most hated terror group, because of the heavy use of large suicide bombs against civilians. And with this recruitment of children, who are easy to interrogate, and convert to government supporters, the government now knows more about what the terrorist organization is up to."
Wow! So much for the theory that the invasion of Iraq was a gift to Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda! It'd be nice to do a poll in the region and check out Obama's approval ratings! Wonder if he has better ratings than the Pelosi-Reid Congress?

Again, we congratulate US troops for the incredible work in Iraq. We salute Gen. Petraeus for his leadership. 

Of course, we recognize President Bush for doing the right thing rather than reading polls!

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