Rick’s Editorial: Is The ‘Drain The Swamp’ Campaign Working?

Much has been said and written about ‘Making America Great Again’ and ‘Draining The Swamp’! Like many of you, I assumed President Trump’s initiative would be limited to eliminating over-reach regulations, passing new laws and changing mindsets. Little did anyone realize the impact those efforts would have peripherally after just one year. The unforeseen consequences we are beginning to witness are surprising a lot of people.

On a near weekly basis, both House and Senate Congressional members are announcing their intent ‘not’ to run for office at the end of their terms or simply announce their immediate retirement. The #MeToo crowd took its toll on members of Congress in edition to wreaking havoc on Hollywood and the media by exposing various levels of sexual misbehavior. But they weren’t limited to just Washington, DC. All across the country, state and local legislators are being exposed for their perversive behavior. I suspect more of them will be called out in the weeks and months ahead. As they say: “stay tuned”!

Additionally, we are seeing much more subtle departure announcements, but the explanations and reasons given are somewhere between obscure to reasonably plausible. Some simply say they are retiring to return to civilian life, others say they have other pursuits, while others just say they are not going to run for re-election. Nevertheless, members of both parties are bailing out and leaving their post. As I watch this unfold, it is apparent some of the longtime old guard (swampers) are leaving jobs they turned into decades long political careers. They are draining the swamp themselves!

No one can predict the future and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to ‘Draining The Swamp’ and the affects it will have. I seriously doubt even President Trump saw this coming. I continue to ask myself why those longstanding members of Congress have decided to retire at this point in time, especially when it looked like they would die in their jobs. Is it the pressure to clean up their personal behavior, because they may finally be held to a higher standard by their constituents or they just got tired and are simply quitting. Although a curious conundrum, the fact it is happening can’t be bad for the American people. Just wondering who will be next!

 

January 14, 2018

Another Politicized Curriculum Revision Means College Board Needs Some Competitors

Read

History repeats itself. The College Board, which controls much of the curriculum in American high schools through Advanced Placement (AP) courses that can earn college credit, continues its game of leaning as far left as it can before criticism from scholars and parents pulls it back from the brink.  In our last episode, the College Board responded to the uproar over its leftist revised AP U.S. History (APUSH) framework by issuing a new framework that incorporated some of the critiques but retained much of the problematic structure. Now it’s doing the same with AP European History.  The College Board issued its highly revisionist APUSH framework in 2014. It presented American history as a dark, depressing story of conflict and oppression. After months of protests by scholarsstate legislators and education officials, and parents, the College Board finally withdrew the framework and replaced it with one less overtly biased (although commentator Stanley Kurtz noted that problems remained, including retention of the slanted textbooks and teacher training). But the controversy receded from public view.

December 27, 2017

Supremes tell Ninth Circuit to stick it, lift order halting the cancellation of DACA

Read

It’s become a sadly predictable spectacle: President Trump issues an executive order that’s fully within his authority, but is deeply disliked by liberals. Liberals run to court, seeking an Obama-, Clinton- or Carter-appointed federal judge who is willing to ignore the limits of his or her own authority and issue an order against the Trump action. The result is often months of legal positioning between the Justice Department and the plaintiffs, all just to establish that the president of the United States is legally permitted to govern.

December 27, 2017

ICE confirms that deadly CA fires were set by illegal alien arrested & released 5 times by sanctuary city cops, ignoring ICE detainer requests each time

Read

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.”  Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according to Homan.

December 27, 2017

The 1995 Law Behind President Trump’s Plan to Move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Read

Every six months for more than two decades, U.S. presidents have had to decide all over again whether to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Since the Clinton administration, they decided each time to keep the embassy where it is, seeking not to throw a wrench into delicate Middle East peace talks. On Tuesday, however, after signing a waiver putting off the move in June, President Donald Trump informed the Palestinian Authority’s President Mahmoud Abbas that he’s going to recognize the contested holy city as Israel’s capital and begin the process of moving the embassy there.

December 27, 2017

Victims of the red revolution: The haunting faces of prisoners worked to death in Stalin’s slave camps emerge as 100th anniversary of 1917 Bolshevik takeover approaches

Read

Trudging through mud in sub-zero temperatures, digging the earth with their bare hands and heaving huge rocks with the most primitive of tools, these horrifying photos have revealed life inside Joseph Stalin’s gulag prisons, where people were worked to death in Soviet labour camps through the mid-1900s. This year marks 100 years since the 1917 Russian Revolution, which led to Vladimir Lenin taking control of the Soviet Union. When Lenin died in 1924, Stalin rose to power and became the state’s authoritarian leader.  Between 1929 and the year of Stalin’s death in 1953, 18million men and women were transported to Soviet slave labour camps in Siberia and other outposts of the Red empire – many of them never to return.

 

December 27, 2017

Did Obama Try to Destroy America?

Read  It just dawned on me that when all the facts are looked at, Obama was working to destroy America.

Here are the facts:

  • He gave 20% of our Uranium to a country (or other countries that they gave it to) that could have turned that against us.
  • He gave $150,000,000,000 to a country that regalarly chants “Death to America” and regularly chants “Death to Israel” our ally.
  • He added more debt to our country than all other presidents combined.
  • He continually made comments and actions that divided the races in our country.
  • He lied about many positions that he took while running (e.g. about immigration and open borders) and then turned around and did the opposite once he was elected.
  • He weakened our military.

December 27, 2017

HILLARY CLINTON CHOOSES RAMADAN OVER CHRISTMAS – GETS ATTACKED BY TRUMP SUPPORTERS

Read

Let’s all be thankful this woman is not the President of the United States. Crooked Hillary Clinton chooses Ramadan over Christmas.  A basic Twitter search shows you that Hillary Clinton celebrates Ramadan much more than she celebrates Christmas before. You can go back to 2015 to see her last “Merry Christmas” from social media. You can see her talking about Ramadan much more recently. She goes on and on about Ramadan and wishes Muslims ‘a blessed time of reflection and good health’.

Check it out.

December 27, 2017

Democrats Go To Supreme Court To Demand This One Strange Thing!

Read

Democrats are demanding they have a right to win.  Democrats are asking the court to enter the political realm and find, for the first time, that a legislative map is unconstitutional on partisan-related grounds.  What they are, in essence, saying is that it’s unfair a state which historically elected Democrats, is suddenly voting for Republicans.  Once again the Democrats are demanding equality of outcome, not a fair playing field.

December 27, 2017

Top Democrat Who Liberals Hoped Would Beat Trump in 2020 Just Found Himself in Hot Water

Read

Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois has made himself a hero of the liberal left by spending the past 12 months doing nothing but “resisting” President Trump.  He’s even been arrested, TWICE, for publicly protesting. It seems to be all he’s good for these days.  Of course, to liberals, that makes Gutierrez a perfect candidate to field against Trump in the 2020 election.  Gutierrez gave Democratic voters a bit of a scare recently when he abruptly announced he’d be leaving Congress after 13 terms.

December 27, 2017

JAMES WOODS SCORCHES ‘NUMBSKULL’ REPUBLICAN SENATOR

Read

One thing about social media is that when someone makes a statement that is questionable, wrong or even “flakey,” the whole world sees it now.  Such is the case with Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who only weeks ago abandoned his party’s candidate in the Alabama senatorial race and donated $100 to the radically pro-abortion Democratic opponent.  On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Flake ripped his party again, ridiculing Republicans who attend President Trump’s rallies.

December 27, 2017

New Research Suggests Christmas Story of Visit by Wise Men Was ‘Historically True’

Read

Despite attempts by modern biblical scholarship to debunk the gospel account of three magi visiting the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem, the stories were “historically true” according to extensive research by author Dwight Longenecker.  In his new bookMystery of the Magi: The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men, Longenecker, a scholar and Catholic priest, states that an impartial study of the relevant data “shows beyond reasonable doubt” that the Magi of Matthew’s gospel were historical figures.  For many years, Longenecker writes, skeptical scholars have rejected the possibility that the infancy stories about Jesus could be historical for a number of reasons, such as the fact that they contain supernatural elements.

December 27, 2017

Flashback: Lib Mom Aghast as Huge Guy in Lakers Jersey Walks Into Ladies’ Room

Read

A self-described ” “very progressive” mom got a rude awakening that changed her views about the “bathroom debate” and decided to share her story regardless of what the backlash would be. This is a reality check like no other.  Kristen Quintrall Lavin runs a blog called, “The Get Real Mom,” in which she exposes the harsh realities of what she calls, “momming.” However, on a recent trip to Disneyland with her young son, Lavin, she was exposed to another harsh reality — the reality of bathroom stalking, which made her question her progressive views on the bathroom debate.  Lavin commented on her blog that she has seen and supported “transgender” women — men identifying as women — using women’s public restrooms prior to the incident happening at Disneyland. “Transgenders who certainly felt comfortable in the women’s room and probably frightened to go into the men’s. At these times, I smiled … I peed … and life went on.”

December 27, 2017

Manchin: So, it Looks Like the Tax Bill I Voted Against Will — Um — Help A Lot of West Virginians

Read

Of course it will, Joe.  More than 80 percent of Americans will get a tax cut next year under the new law, with nearly as many taxpayers enjoying relief through at least 2026 (and very likely beyond).  Of the plan’s tiny handful of ‘losers’ (less than five percent), most are high-income earners living in high-tax states who itemize their deductions — as opposed to taking the now-doubled standard deduction, as 70 percent of filers currently do (a number that will grow).  It…doesn’t sound like many West Virginians fit that profile.  Manchin knew all of this, of course, but he voted with Chuck Schumer anyway, just as he’s refused to help Republican Senators confirm a number of highly qualified judges nominated by President Trump.  Confronted with his tax reform vote on local radio, Manchin struggled to defend his decision:

December 27, 2017

Here’s The Latest Global Warming Narrative FAIL

Read

Remember when we were told that ever-ambiguous “Climate Change” (formally known as “Global Warming”) was going to leave us with milder winters and a decrease in snow? Well, that narrative has caught a slight snag: the United States has seen a steady trend in increased snow.  “Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms but could cause an increase in freezing rain if average daily temperatures fluctuate about the freezing point,

December 27, 2017

Trump Discovers Elizabeth Warren Stole $5 BILLION From US Taxpayers – What She Did With It Is HORRIFYING

Read

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s biggest achievement from her time in Congress has been the creation of the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau, or CFPB, which was created to act as a watchdog for the financial industry following the 2008-09 financial crisis. Now, however, what she was really doing with the agency has been discovered, and it’s not good.

It was just reported that Trump just appointed Mick Mulvaney to head the CFPB. This is bad for Warren, considering that Mulvaney once called the agency a “joke” and said he does not think it should even exist. Mulvaney is the right man to run this agency, however, since he knows what a nightmare it really is.

December 26, 2017

Load More Posts
Scroll To Top