ONE-TRICK PHONIES

Let me get this right. President Trump told four radical, anti-Semitic, America-hating Congresswomen to go home, fix the broken places they escaped from, and then they’d have the right to come back and tell us how to solve our problems. This led to a pearl-clutching meltdown of the statist left. It’s the end of the freaking world if the President calls out the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse. What’s missing is what is always absent in a hysterical fit: rational thought, proportion, context and most important, honesty.

The two words “go back” are endlessly repeated without the context of his full remarks. If you haven’t read the whole 3-paragraph tweet, please do. Here’s the link:

https://www.newsweek.com/you-can-disagree-his-language-trump-right-about-squad-opinion-1449766

Character assassination is a time-honored tool of the left, and their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Liberal lion of the Senate” Teddy Kennedy destroyed the reputation of Reagan Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork, who was highly respected by all who worked with him and by those who appeared before him. But Kennedy was on a seek-and-destroy mission, and he succeeded. In his infamous “in Robert Bork’s America” speech, Kennedy threw every vile, loathsome charge at Bork, saying, “In Robert Bork’s America, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters.” The so-called conscience of the senate had, as it turned out, a very tiny conscience, but a large sexual appetite for women other than his wife. One of the many young women was Mary Jo Kopechne, who died at Kennedy’s hands in Chappaquiddick Creek to protect his chances at the presidency. This murderer was called a champion of women.

Another Supreme Court nominee, Clarence Thomas, was dragged through the mud by Democrats and accused of sexually harassing a subordinate, Anita Hill. In front of the U.S. Senate and in full view of the nation, Thomas had to answer questions of a deeply personal nature, most phrased like this– “When did you start sexually harassing Anita Hill?” It was political blood-sport of the worst kind. Thomas’s reputation was damaged forever.

Most recently, of course, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused by Senate Democrats of rape. They dug up Christine Blasey-Ford and erased her social-media history (which pegged her as a Trump-hating Democrat activist,) and presto – instant victim-turned-accuser. Two of the lowest forms of human life are racists and rapists, and Democrats often accuse Republicans of both. Just to put a cherry on top of this ugly cake, Democrats added gang rape and alcoholism to the mix.

When then-Presidential candidate George W. Bush was governor of Texas, a black man, James Beard Jr., was tortured and killed by three racists who put Mr. Beard in chains and dragged him behind a truck. Bush refused to accept Justice Department help, which came in the form of labeling the murder a “hate crime;” instead, Bush let the process go forward in the Texas courts. Two of the three men were executed and a third is now serving a life sentence. Justice was done, and what did Bush get for his actions? That’s right, Democrats called him a racist.

A glaring double standard divides left and right. The left can accuse us of the most vile things and we’re supposed to take it. It takes courage to defend ourselves. Aristotle said, “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” Trump has oodles of it, and he was absolutely right to defend us against those four by calling them out. Don’t be intimidated by the latest tantrum thrown by the statist left. Look them in the eye and tell them, yep, I’m voting for Trump, and I’m giving him money, too. And I’ll be damned if I’ll be lectured by the likes of you.

Michael A. Morrongiello, Ph.D.

ROARING LIKE THE 20’S

The booming American economy is the envy of the world. The latest numbers released this Friday, May 3rd should gladden the heart and swell the chest of every American. Unemployment reached a 49-year low of 3.6%. We added 263,000 jobs in April alone, and US hourly wages have reached an average of $27.77. While the Democrats promise the “mere crumbs” of a $15-per-hour minimum wage, the private sector’s answer is nearly double that. The greatest gains are in blue-collar jobs, a boon to middle-class earners. Unemployment among women has hit 4.2%, the lowest point since 1953. Hispanic and black unemployment also reached historic lows of 4.2% and 5.9%.

Obama, maybe the most incompetent President since Jimmy Carter, said that manufacturing jobs were never coming back. But because of President Trump’s policies, they are coming back. In the first 21 months of the Trump presidency we’ve added ten times (396,000 since September 2018) the manufacturing jobs of the Obama administration for the same period.

The so-called media geniuses said it couldn’t be done. Here are three headlines from October 2016. The Washington Post: “A President Trump Could Destroy the Economy.” Politico: “Economists: A Trump Win Would Tank World Markets.” The always wrong Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said in the always wrong NY Times: “We are very probably looking at a global recession.”

The economic news released on Friday is top-of-the-fold, banner headline stuff, right? Not to the editors of our local rags. On Saturday, May 4th the Corning Leader’s headline was “Barr Becomes Dem’s New Focus.” The Elmira Star-Gazette chose a local angle with: “Schuyler Man to Help Those in Need in Ukraine.” Obviously, good news for America is bad news for Democrats, and their wing-men in the newspapers know it. The media coverup of good economic news deprives citizens of crucial information and betrays the reason for a free press in the first place, which is to fairly and impartially inform the public.

The Trump policies of tax cuts and deregulation have been done before with stunning success. Presidents Harding, Coolidge, Kennedy and Reagan cut taxes and presided over thriving economies in the 20’s, 60’s and 80’s. The real story is that conservative economic principles work. Low taxes and deregulation have always freed ordinary people to work, earn, invest, take risks, open new businesses and thrive.

Michael A. Morrongiello, Ph. D.