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What is Normal in the Political World

Just a couple of quick thoughts today about our political discourse and how people view each other politically. I have a very good friend who is much more liberal than I am but other than that is a wonderful person. But I watch how he has fallen into the trap that so many liberals and… Continue reading What is Normal in the Political World

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Confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch

The Senate Judiciary met in Executive session yesterday to consider, among other nominations, the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Normally the committee would vote on these and report them to the floor. But in keeping with the delaying tactics that the minority… Continue reading Confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch

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Health Care Will Be Revisited

Last week when the House failed to repeal and replace Obama care I stated that perhaps eventually the adults in the room might consider working together and craft some bipartisan legislation. I decried when the Democrats passed ObamaCare on a strictly partisan vote. I happen to believe that any legislation that impacts a major part… Continue reading Health Care Will Be Revisited

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Republican Waterloo?

Today the Republican Party got a lesson in how to govern and how not to govern. When they swept control of government in the elections last November they promised to do all sort of things. First on that list was the repeal of ObamaCare. This was going to be done on the first day and… Continue reading Republican Waterloo?

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A Dysfunctional Congress

I have known for a lot of years that there is a major problem in how Congress works and the dysfunction that has become the norm. Over the past 30 years Congress has become more and more partisan and each side seems to be digging in its heels in an effort to convince the public… Continue reading A Dysfunctional Congress

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Neil Gorsuch Nomination Revisited.

Judge Neil Gorsuch is undergoing his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee and by all accounts has performed exemplary in responding to question. The Democrats are doing what is expected of them in being the loyal opposition and asking pointed questions on topics that they would never ask a nominee of a Democrat President.… Continue reading Neil Gorsuch Nomination Revisited.

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The Trump Budget and How We Spend Our Money

I have not written for about a week simply because I have been busy but in that time the Trump Administration has released its budget. The liberals in Congress and around the nation have pounced on this document like it is some holy grail and will become law in the next few months. So the… Continue reading The Trump Budget and How We Spend Our Money

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Why I Became A Republican

  People often ask me why I am a Republican and it is an interesting question. I grew up in a single parent home as my father died when I was four. He left behind a widow with five children with the oldest being six. To say that life was a struggle is an understatement.… Continue reading Why I Became A Republican

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Trump’s Address to the Joint Session of Congress

Last night President Donald J. Trump addressed his first Joint Session of Congress and in my opinion became the President of the United States. I have been somewhat critical of the manner in which Donald Trump speaks. Perhaps it is just his style or mannerisms but something has always seemed to be a mild irritant… Continue reading Trump’s Address to the Joint Session of Congress