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Trump offered $60 million to not run for President

Updated at bottom of article.   It has been reported over at Newsmax.com that Donald Trump is being pushed to sign a new $60 million dollars contract for his TV show Celebrity Apprentice. With Trump’s recent statements that he will not announce his intentions for the 2012 Presidential election until this season of Celebrity Apprentice is over, the timing of NBC pushing him into a new contract is very suspect, to say the least. Trump can not be under contract for NBC and run for President at the same time, it is either one or the other. This puts Trump directly on the hot seat here, and forces him to choose between running for President and a $60 million dollar contract. While many folks might say that $60 million dollars is a drop in the bucket for billionaire Donald Trump, being on television every week also gives him plenty of Celebrity-type exposure, which would keep his often-described as enormous ego fed.

Considering the fact that NBC shows a blatant bias towards the Obama administration in it’s propaganda reporting today, this could be an attempt to keep Trump from continuing to expose Obama’s dysfunctional, anti-Capitalist policies on the National stage also. While some GOP candidates do carp about certain Obama policies, they also carry with them a moderate-leaning political correctness that the country is flat out tired of, especially among conservative Americans sick of staring at trillions of dollars in deficit spending and the ignoring of our Constitution. The fact is that Trump tells it like it is, and this is very distressing to the Obama administration that needs to keep Americans uninformed as to how the Democrat’s current Socialist agenda will “transform” America into nothing more than a third rate country, due to the massive amounts of debt we are racking up today. Now Obama and his Democratic minions in Congress want to raise the debt limit again and further push America towards $15 trillion dollars of debt. How stupid is that people? Say that out loud, “ $15 trillion dollars of debt.” Is that stupid and irresponsible or what?

I hope that Donald Trump keeps making his voice heard on the national stage, whether it is as a candidate or President or not. Here is my suggestion for Mr. Trump, based on the business/money aspect of this situation. Take NBC,s $60 million, and make  Fox or another major network  pay you for a solid amount of air time to keep on expressing your thoughts on how to fix this country. Make sure your voice will be heard on a steady basis no matter what decision you make. If you are dead serious about your desire to right this sinking, progressive ship called America, then put up the money and run for President and while your at it show NBC and the rest of the puppets that no amount of money will buy you out of this upcoming election. Either way, we need to hear your voice, and not just on your TV show. I believe Donald Trump is a true American Patriot at heart, and we need all the Patriotic voices we can muster up.

 

Trump says no to presidential run-  http://www.theblaze.com/the-wire/6808933/trump-says-no-to-presidential-run/

 

 

On-the-Air 9pm Central- 5-12-11 : The Anti-Candidates

Tonight, May 12th: Rich and Co-Host Michelle Ray discuss:

– Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Donald Trump – arguably the most visible GOP candidates for president. We’ll be talking about what they have stood for and why their prominence shouldn’t last.

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Mr. President, I Have The Silver Bullet!

Unless you live under a rock you have probably realized that the majority of President Obama’s rhetoric is nothing but his favorite catch phrases.

The Global Language Monitor  keeps track of how many times certain phrases are spoken. One thing that they monitor is Mr. Obama’s catch phrases.

We’ve all heard them, if we’ve heard the man speak at all.

In this article on The Global Language Monitor they have totaled Obama’s top five catch phrases, tallied since the day he took office. You will see their total in parenthesis below, as of March 25, 2011.

There’s the ever famous, “Make no mistake.” (2,924 times)

There’s my “favorite”- “Let me be clear!” (1,066 times)

And let’s not forget, “Win the future.” (1,861 times), 

Or how about, “Here’s the deal.” (1,450 times)

And then there’s, “It will not be easy.” (1,059 times).

Now there’s a new phrase that The Global Language Monitor will have to keep up with spewing from President Obama’s mouth.

“There’s no silver bullet.”

President Obama and his Press Secretary, Jay Carney, have both been spouting this phrase over the last few days.

I searched the website at The Global Language Monitor and could not find that they have started counting this among his popular catch phrases. However, other people are taking notice. Reuters has a blog post in observance of this new catch phrase.

I have to disagree with Mr. Obama. There IS a silver bullet that will bring down gas prices IMMEDIATELY! I invite him to use this silver bullet! In fact, I will make an exception for one of my rules to never beg for anything. Mr. Obama, I beg of you to PLEASE use the silver bullet that is so obvious!

WE MUST DRILL, BABY, DRILL!!!

There are just no two ways around this. We absolutely MUST drill for our own oil!

All it would take is for anyone with any semblance of seriousness to come out and say that we are going to drill our own oil and the speculators would go wild! They would not know what hit them! There would be scrambling on Wall Street like we’ve never seen before!
And yet, no one, not even the Republicans, are willing to step out boldly and challenge what I see as nothing less than treasonous acts with Obama’s moratorium on off-shore drilling, all the while applauding Brazil for their drilling. In fact, in his remarks at the CEO Business Summit in Brasilia, Brazil, Obama tells Brazilians that The United States of America will finance their offshore oil drilling, then we will be their best customer!

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers. At a time when we’ve been reminded how easily instability in other parts of the world can affect the price of oil, the United States could not be happier with the potential for a new, stable source of energy.”

This is treason if I’ve ever heard it!

So where are the Republicans? Silent, as usual!

Mr. Trump, you seem to be the ONLY person willing to go out on a limb and say what the American people are saying. Your boldness and consistency is one of the two main reasons why we finally have a birth certificate- as fraud as it probably is! (I believe the other main reason is the book coming out on May 11, 2011 by Jerome Corsi,  Where’s The Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President”)

Mr. Trump, will YOU be bold enough to press this issue? We DO have the silver bullet to bring down gas prices IMMEDIATELY! Will you use it? I know the President in the White House currently will not!

A Plan Was Hatched – Obama Was Not

Obama didn’t release his birth certificate to shut down the birthers – he did it to label the entirety of the right as “carnival barkers.”

Obama's Birth Certificate

On April 27th, Obama finally put the birth certificate thing to rest for the majority of Americans .. we think. The conspiracy theorists are already using Adobe’s natural behavior to prove that the certificate is a fake and the anti-conspiracy theorists are pointing out how the conspiracy guys are wrong. We’ve even see how some believe that by releasing his birth certificate, Obama may have sealed his fate as a one term President. Everyone is wrong.

In listening to Obama’s comments on the release of his long form birth certificate I heard things that made me cringe. He isn’t releasing this to shut the right up, he’s hoping Conservatives go off the deep-end and push the conspiracy until there is a guy on the grassy gnoll with a second optical scanner, copy machine or birth certificate.

We’re not going to be able to do it if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts.  We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.

When GOP candidates start re-visiting Obama’s Presidential record and reminding the electorate of the absolute blunders, mis-truths and lies – he will remind us that the right has been proven wrong time-and-time again on their so-called facts. “They just make stuff up”, the President will say, “just like that whole birth certificate thing”. And images of Trumps idiotic prancing about the country, re-invigorating the issue that most of us had let die, just to have the entire right look like fringe lunatics – exactly the strategy that killed Sharron Angle’s bid to unseat Harry Reid.

Donald Trump Bad Hair

As if it weren’t enough, Donald Trump today pressed the issue by giving the conspiracy theorists a bone:

Now we have to look at it. We have to see is it real? Is it proper? What’s on it? But I hope it checks out beautifully.

“Sideshows and Carnival barkers..” with Donald Trump as the front-and-center image – this is a well-thought plan to get the moderates to distance themselves from anything remotely right-of-center.

The Plan

  1. Create an image of a group of crazy people – check
  2. Get Trump to work them into a frenzy – check
  3. Prove them all wrong – check
  4. Have Trump get them to push the conspiracy anyway – check
  5. Use the cemented image that the right is all a bunch of crazy people to win re-election – in-progress

In a Washington Post article entitled “An embarrassment to the country”, Adam Serwer started executing step 5:

Trump’s lunacy emboldened conservative media sources to fully embrace birtherism. According to Media Matters, Fox News has spent over two hours promoting false claims about Obama’s birthplace across 54 segments, and only in ten did Fox News hosts challenge those claims.

Examine Bernanke’s comments at the Federal Reserve press conference, debate the real cause of fuel, food and clothing prices rising while home prices plummet, discuss China’s approach to overtaking the United States as the world’s predominate economy – do any of those, but leave the fricken birth certificate to die.

Mr. Obama FINALLY Presents His Birth Certificate!

I have been working on this article for about a week, compiling all of my research, and had planned to post the article this coming weekend. However, the article has now taken on a new twist.

President Obama finally released his long form birth certificate today! In this video posted on The Blaze the President says “he did it because the country doesn’t have time for the “distraction” and “silliness” of questions being persistently raised about where he was born.

WOW! All of a sudden our President is growing up just a bit, it seems! It has been ok to have the “distraction and silliness” for 2 ½ years, and even took time out to add his own snide remarks to keep the controversy going rather than putting an end. Why now, after all this time, is he presenting it to the American people? Does he expect us to really believe he has the good of this country at heart? If this is what he expects, then I have a BOAT LOAD of ocean front property in Arizona that I would love to sell him!

What I believe is probably more than likely the real reason why Mr. Obama suddenly decided to present his birth certificate is because it appears as though he may be just a wee bit intimidated by The Donald  Trump! Mr. Trump was not going to let this issue go away, and I’m sure Mr. Obama has never dealt with someone quite so bold and insistent in his Community Organizing position.

So, my fellow Americans, after more than two years of endless questions, it appears as if President Obama is indeed one of us! My question for him is, “What took you so long, Mr. President?” All this time you’ve acted like a bratty child, taunting us in your snide voice as if to say: “I know you are but what am I?  But I guess we can finally welcome you, and say, yes, Mr. President, you are one of us! You are an American citizen!

Whew! I’m glad to finally get this issue behind us so we can start focusing on the REAL ISSUES this country faces! It’s so sad that you took so long to finally put an end to it all! Now let’s see how long it takes you to start truly focusing on the real issues! Oh… just for the record, Mr. President- I will not hold my breath waiting for that to happen! To quote your oh-so-famous catch-phrase, “Let ME be clear!”  Mr. President, I do not believe a single word that comes out of your mouth, as I stated in my article “Liar, Liar Pants On Fire”.   

I will not waste our time by debating the authenticity of the birth certificate. Anyone with half of a brain knows that this could very easily be a fraudulent document. All we have to do is think about how things work when someone is placed in the Witness Protection Program. So it is safe for you to assume that I highly doubt that this document is the real deal! However, I will never be able to prove this, so I will not waste any of our time.

Had the President presented this document- real or fraudulent- from the very beginning of this on-going issue,  there would have been very little rumblings about it. Oh, I’m realistic enough to realize that there would have been those on the fringe questioning its authenticity no matter what. You are always going to have conspiracy theories floating around.

However, the President could have stopped the “distraction and silliness”, as he calls it, a LONG time ago, had he not acted like an overgrown child! He took great pleasure in acting like a child regarding this issue, as he does other issues. He did nothing but taunt the American people who had legitimate questions surrounding his birth.  Spare me the drama, Mr. Obama! You have no interest whatsoever in stopping the “distraction and silliness”, as you call it! In fact, you took great pleasure in taunting We The People!  However, Mr. Trump ruffled your feathers, didn’t he?

Here are just a few examples of his taunting attitude. There are plenty other instances out there, just do your own internet search.

August, 2010: In this interview with ABC’s Brian Williams, Obama snidely said,” I can’t spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead. I don’t think the American people want me to spend all my time on it.”

May 1, 2010:  At a Press Dinner Obama makes jokes about his birth certificate.

Week of March 11, 2011:  At a fundraiser in Boston, Obama jokes about the controversy surrounding his birth certificate.

These few instances that I posted above makes it very obvious he did not take the concerns of We The People seriously- that is, until Donald Trump came on the scene asking questions very loudly and publicly!

How shameful! Once again, President Obama has proven he IS NOT a leader! He IS NOT the Commander in Chief! He is the Taunter in Chief who’s been put in his place by a Reality Show Host! If nothing else we must thank Donald Trump for pushing the issue hard enough and long enough to force some action from this disastrous White House- even if its authenticity is debatable! Whether you like him or not for the possibility of the next President of The United States of America, Donald Trump has accomplished a task that the GOP didn’t have the guts to even attempt do! He forced the issue and would not stop! Brave on, Mr. Trump! You may just win my vote after all!

The Trump-Bashing Bandwagon

The list of people bashing, trashing and attacking Donald trump today is about the only thing  growing faster than our national debt. Many seemingly respectful writers, bloggers, newsies, politicians and self-titled intellectuals are all of a sudden turning into blathering, whining, sniveling , backbiting potshot artists all lining up to denounce Donald Trump today. This childish rhetoric seems to go way beyond the usual Democrat vs. Republican, or Liberal vs. Conservative political battleground bloviation. So what is driving this firestorm?  It could stem from outright jealousy at the fact that Trump is a self-made billionaire who actually answers to no one but himself, which allows him to drop the cowardly politically correct speech and say exactly what he feels about the current state of America under the Obama regime in front of crowds today.  Donald Trump’s campaign slogan should be ” Trump Uncensored.”  Trump doesn’t have to get permission from the standard censorship elitists when he makes a speech today. There are no editors or handlers holding sway over what he says, which is why we get some hard-hitting truths coming out of him today that seem to drive the politically correct cowards in the media crazy. Let’s have a look at who is leading the latest round of  Trump attacks and just  what their motives could be for them.

In a Tuesday article from Reuters.com we see a lineup of Trump-bashers from across the political spectrum. These include the following statements :

Karl Rove, who was the architect of Republican George W. Bush’s two presidential victories, called Trump a “joke candidate” for focusing on Obama’s birth certificate.

“The guy is smarter than this,” Rove told Fox News.

When looking at the progressive tendencies of the entrenched old-guard GOP  of the last twenty years and the fact that this country is now deemed a credit risk by Standard and Poor’s here,  one would have to think that anyone who thinks the American people are going to accept another career RINO-Republican for President in 2012 is the real jokester, Mr. Rove. The GOP protectionism auto-reflex against anyone not RINO-approved pops right up every time a viable candidate talks about the real issues facing America today. Donald trump is taking on all comers, including the RINO-Republican cowards, the nanny-state loving Liberals masquerading as Democrats, and the Obama-approved media propagandists too scared to tell the people the truth about the creeping Socialism that is driving us to the brink of financial collapse today. Just exactly what have you and the GOP done for America lately Mr. Rove that demands that we listen to or believe your rhetoric?

Also from the above-mentioned Reuters article we see the following:

And conservative newspaper columnist George Will told ABC News’ “This Week” online “Green Room” segment that Trump is a “blatherskite.””

“That is a word my grandmother was fond of as someone who blathers promiscuously,” Will said.

This is quite interesting in the fact that Mr. Will chose the ABC news Green Room segment as a platform to bash Trump. If  Trump is doing nothing more than blathering promiscuously, why the need for everyone  to denounce him today, including Mr. Will who is cashing checks drawn on the account of the Obama-approved ABC propaganda puppets ?  Mr. Will also went on to say that Trump is more important to the process than Obama ambassador Jon Huntsman, not because he is a more effective candidate, but, wait for it…, Trump stands to make the Republican party look bad. Truth has a way of making lots of people look bad, Mr. Will and we need a hell of a lot more of it today, whether you or the old-guard, big government loving career politicians like it or not.

Going back to that same Reuters article, we see some extremely hard-hitting truth about why Trump is being attacked by the GOP so ruthlessly today, from Jennifer Cook of the non-partisan Cook Report:

“It does seem that the GOP establishment is now engaged in a serious effort to undermine Trump’s candidacy.”

Reuters goes on to try to brand Trump as some kind of “new voice” at the end of that article, almost like some sort of fleeting dime-store novelty item:

“There’s unhappiness with the prominent names that are currently in the field. And when somebody comes along who already has high name identification, who sounds like he would be that new voice, a certain proportion of people gravitate to it,”

That new voice mantra happens to be nothing more than having the guts to tell the people the truth about the current state of America today. In dissecting the lies, misinformation and propaganda coming out of our current government and media propagandists today, I guess someone telling the truth would have to be considered to be a ” new voice.” Donald Trump is invaluable in his messaging today in the fact that he is forcing Americans to understand and discuss the destruction of American freedoms and prosperity through big government expansion, the irresponsible debt spending of career politicians, and the anti-American, anti-Capitalism propaganda coming out of the far left Liberal Obama political machine that is being promoted by the despicable media puppets of today. Trump is to be commended, not chastised or attacked for simply opening up the conversation about what is truly happening in America today. Critical thinking demands that all Americans look at the problems America faces today, the root causes and possible solutions, and address them immediately.

Trump is an uncensored, politically  incorrect maverick on the political stage today, and if we are to ever address the looming financial crisis and inevitable destruction of the American way of  life, we need to hear more from The Donald every chance we get. The truth is often a truly difficult pill to swallow. To deny the truth facing Americans today is to simply turn your back on America and continue down the pathway to her destruction. Keep on keeping on, Mr. Trump, we need to hear more of  it today, whether the career politicians, media puppets, and entrenched political machines like it or not !

Trump Tromps the Teleprompter

Many people in America just cannot grasp the realism behind Donald Trump’s recent outbursts concerning Barack Obama’s trashing of American values and blatant Alinsky-taught, Nanny-State fiscal insanity. These two men are your basic polar opposites in just about every category of life. Trump is a real estate mogul, a self-made businessman extraordinaire who is largely successful through hard work and pure determination. That obviously makes him the anti-Obama in the fact the Mr. Obama is basically an anti-capitalist Socialism pimp who thinks Americans are too stupid to find their own way in life without the government regulating every facet possible.  Donald Trump is the epitome of the American dream through a tirelesswork ethic, whereas Barack Obama is the pied piper of the race-based wealth redistribution agenda so prized by the blind, mathematically challenged Liberal Democrats. The Donald sees spread sheets in black and white numbers, profits vs. losses, and success vs. bankruptcy, whereas Barry sees spreadsheets as takers vs. makers, white people against his beloved diversity-club, and evil capitalism vs. his Utopian nanny-state fiscal insanity.

The Trump tri-fecta is rooted in reality, while Barack Obama, the career community organiser and manufactured politician is rooted in the social justice fraud that leads to the  irresponsible destruction of the very system that has made America the  most prosperous and free nation on earth for centuries. The Donald is all about big rewards and an enhanced standard of life through hard work and personable responsibility, while Barack is all about handouts to irresponsible freeloaders based on skin color and vote-buying. One person’s ideology here would enhance Americans lives through opening up the door to greater wealth and prosperity through innovation in business and less government regulations, while the other would run America into bankruptcy through mandating government control of everything while overloading the welfare roles to the point of  financial ruin, not to mention destroying the jobs environment by mandating the Affirmative Action style race-based hiring of one group over the other instead of the most qualified, which leads to bloated labor prices like we see in our current government, where it now takes approximately eight workers to do the work one what one worker did just 10 – 15 years ago. If  The Donald ran his companies like The Teleprompter runs America today, he would soon to be living in a government subsidised apartment collecting food stamps and hoping for more handouts from the taxpayers, with no hope for the future in sight.

These are the truths that every American voter must be aware of come the 2012 elections. Donald Trump can speak for hours and answer questions on economics without so much as a few notes to refer to, whereas Barack Obama rarely utters a word that hasn’t been prepared by his handlers and has been proven incapable of speaking  without a teleprompter. This points to the fact the Trump knows what he is talking about, and Obama doesn’t, period. Trump is a qualified businessman capable of  preventing America’s impending financial Armageddon, and has a proven very successful economic track record, while Obama is a manufactured politician who in fact has never worked an honest day in his life.  Which one do you want to bet  America’s future on ?   The stakes are higher than they have ever been throughout America’s history of prosperity and freedom in 2012. Donald Trump realises the danger of four more years of  Barack Obama’s Utopian Socialist Nanny-state agenda and has chosen to make a stand for all of America in 2012.  Trump’s success and wealth are well-documented for all of America to see, in what hard work and a good education can bring a person as far as their quality of life goes. Trump has expressed his love for America and his desires that future generations of Americans are given a fair chance of achieving the success that he has today. This gives Trump theunalienable right to question Obama’s ideology, his right to the Presidency of the United States, or his policies and agenda, whether the Democrats, the media propagandists or the political operatives/mouthpieces of Obama’s administration like it or not. The Donald does not like the current fundamental transformation of America that Obama promised in the 2008 campaign, but had refused to define. That transformation is to a big government controlled, welfare nanny state for votes scheme, and it is right out front for all to see today, and Trump is to be thanked for helping expose that agenda.

As proof for those in denial of our economic situation today, in relationship to Obama’s proven welfare/nanny state transformation agenda, I offer up the numbers after two short years of Obama-rule here. Yes the poverty rate is up 32% under Obama, and long term unemployed was up a staggering 146% in that article!  Today, gas prices are up a whopping $3.87 a gallon, as opposed to $1.61 a gallon the day Obama took office!

Whether Donald Trump is making a serious run for President in 2012, or just simply getting some face time on the talk show circuits and news programs, he is to be commended for taking a stand against putting America through another four years of  listening to the lies and misinformation written by propagandists and inserted into Obama’s  teleprompter for the mindless Community Organiser in Chief to read. I personally hope Trump keeps right on tromping the teleprompter at every chance he gets, right on up to the 2012 elections. America certainly needs that bright sunshine that Trump is putting on the Obama Socialist transformation of America.

Help Wanted: Conservative Statesmen

The Tea Party is getting larger and stronger all the time. It is now a force to be reckoned with in Congress, in state legislatures across the fruited plain, and in the daily news cycle. Yet it lacks one thing. One thing that if present would take it from a force to be reckoned with to an irresistible force. What the Tea Party lacks is the one thing the Founding Fathers had in abundance. And what is that? Statesmen. People like Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry were integral to the American Revolution and the establishment of the Constitution. The Tea Party lacks the latter-day equivalents of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and James Madison. Politicians the Tea Party has aplenty. Statesmen, though, are sorely lacking.

Using the Tea Parties analogy to the American Founding, I think you can fairly compare people like Palin and Bachmann to Henry and Sam Adams. That isn’t enough though. We need people like Paul Ryan, and yes, Chris Christie (even if I am not completely sold on him). People who are sensible and pragmatic and educated and experienced. If we want real change, I think the founding of our country is a good model to look at. Hopefully, we can avoid a physical revolution. I believe the founders died so we wouldn’t have to go there. But they do provide a good model for getting things back on the right track. We should look at the whole model. If things had ended in Boston Harbor, we would still be a protectorate of the United Kingdom right now. That isn’t good enough. – ALRMCoug

In response to ALARMCoug’s blog post, HighHorse came back with this bit of analysis concerning the Tea Party:

There is no Samuel Adams on the scene in America today. The centrist Republican establishment sees to it that a modern day Samuel Adams or Thomas Jefferson will not get anywhere in America.

Your example is interesting because Samuel Adams, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were known radicals even in that day. The Tea Party of today is radical as were those guys mentioned. We can expect a watered down version that will never create real change in our country. Moderates will see to it that the true radicals never have representation.

It isn’t just bloggers that recognize the need for leaders of our nation who possess the qualities found in such abundance among those who brought forth the United States of America. Academics see it as well:

The raising up of that constellation of “wise” Founding Fathers to produce America’s remarkable Constitution, whose rights and protection belong to “every man,” was not a random thing…. One historian called our Founding Fathers “the most remarkable generation of public men in the history of the United States or perhaps of any other nation” (Arthur M. Schlesinger, The Birth of the Nation [1968], 245). Another historian added, “It would be invaluable if we could know what produced this burst of talent from a base of only two and a half million inhabitants” (Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam [1984], 18). – Neal A. Maxwell

Furthermore, the Founding Fathers recognized for themselves the remarkable nature of the founding of this nation. Describing the drafting of the U.S. Constitution. In a 1788 letter to Lafayette, he said:

“It appears to me, then, little short of a miracle, that the delegates from so many different states (which states you know are also different from each other in their manners, circumstances, and prejudices) should unite in forming a system of national Government, so little liable to well-founded objections.” 3

It was a miracle. Consider the setting.

The thirteen colonies and three and one-half million Americans who had won independence from the British crown a few years earlier were badly divided on many fundamental issues. Some thought the colonies should reaffiliate with the British crown. Among the majority who favored continued independence, the most divisive issue was whether the United States should have a strong central government to replace the weak “league of friendship” established by the Articles of Confederation. Under the Confederation of 1781, there was no executive or judicial authority, and the national Congress had no power to tax or to regulate commerce. The thirteen states retained all their sovereignty, and the national government could do nothing without their approval. The Articles of Confederation could not be amended without the unanimous approval of all the states, and every effort to strengthen this loose confederation had failed.

Congress could not even protect itself. In July 1783, an armed mob of former Revolutionary War soldiers seeking back wages threatened to take Congress hostage at its meeting in Philadelphia. When Pennsylvania declined to provide militia to protect them, the congressmen fled. Thereafter Congress was a laughingstock, wandering from city to city.

Unless America could adopt a central government with sufficient authority to function as a nation, the thirteen states would remain a group of insignificant, feuding little nations united by nothing more than geography and forever vulnerable to the impositions of aggressive foreign powers. No wonder the first purpose stated in the preamble of the new United States Constitution was “to form a more perfect union.”

The Constitution had its origin in a resolution by which the relatively powerless Congress called delegates to a convention to discuss amendments to the Articles of Confederation. This convention was promoted by James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, two farsighted young statesmen still in their thirties, who favored a strong national government. They persuaded a reluctant George Washington to attend and then used his influence in a letter-writing campaign to encourage participation by all the states. The convention was held in Philadelphia, whose population of a little over 40,000 made it the largest city in the thirteen states.

As the delegates assembled, there were ominous signs of disunity. It was not until eleven days after the scheduled beginning of the convention that enough states were represented to form a quorum. New Hampshire’s delegation arrived more than two months late because the state had not provided them travel money. No delegates ever came from Rhode Island.

Economically and politically, the country was alarmingly weak. The states were in a paralyzing depression. Everyone was in debt. The national treasury was empty. Inflation was rampant. The various currencies were nearly worthless. The trade deficit was staggering. Rebelling against their inclusion in New York State, prominent citizens of Vermont had already entered into negotiations to rejoin the British crown. In the western territory, Kentucky leaders were speaking openly about turning from the union and forming alliances with the Old World.

Instead of reacting timidly because of disunity and weakness, the delegates boldly ignored the terms of their invitation to amend the Articles of Confederation and instead set out to write an entirely new constitution. They were conscious of their place in history. For millennia the world’s people had been ruled by kings or tyrants. Now a group of colonies had won independence from a king and their representatives had the unique opportunity of establishing a constitutional government Abraham Lincoln would later describe as “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

The delegates faced staggering obstacles. The leaders in the thirteen states were deeply divided on the extent to which the states would cede any power to a national government. If there was to be a strong central government, there were seemingly irresolvable differences on how to allocate the ingredients of national power between large and small states. As to the nature of the national executive, some wanted to copy the British parliamentary system. At least one delegate even favored the adoption of a monarchy. Divisions over slavery could well have prevented any agreement on other issues. There were 600,000 black slaves in the thirteen states, and slavery was essential in the view of some delegates and repulsive to many others.

Deeming secrecy essential to the success of their venture, the delegates spent over three months in secret sessions, faithfully observing their agreement that no one would speak outside the meeting room on the progress of their work. They were fearful that if their debates were reported to the people before the entire document was ready for submission, the opposition would unite to kill the effort before it was born. This type of proceeding would obviously be impossible today. There is irony in the fact that a constitution which protects the people’s “right to know” was written under a set of ground rules that its present beneficiaries would not tolerate.

It took the delegates seven weeks of debate to resolve the question of how the large and small states would be represented in the national congress. The Great Compromise provided a senate with equal representation for each state, and a lower house in which representation was apportioned according to the whole population of free persons in the state, plus three-fifths of the slaves. The vote on this pivotal issue was five states in favor and four against; other states did not vote, either because no delegates were present or because their delegation was divided. Upon that fragile base, the delegates went forward to consider other issues, including the nature of the executive and judicial branches, and whether the document should include a bill of rights.

It is remarkable that the delegates were able to put aside their narrow sectional loyalties to agree on a strong central government. Timely events were persuasive of the need: the delegates’ memories of the national humiliation when Congress was chased out of Philadelphia by a mob, the recent challenge of Shay’s rebellion against Massachusetts farm foreclosures, and the frightening prospect that northern and western areas would be drawn back into the orbit of European power.

The success of the convention was attributable in large part to the remarkable intelligence, wisdom, and unselfishness of the delegates. As James Madison wrote in the preface to his notes on the Constitutional Convention:

“There never was an assembly of men, charged with a great and arduous trust, who were more pure in their motives, or more exclusively or anxiously devoted to the object committed to them.” – Dallin H. Oaks

The Tea Party has its heroes to be sure:

  • Chris Christie is a fiscal genius who is reclaiming the State of New Jersey from the leftist teachers union in that state.
  • Governor Scott Walker made history as he disemboweled the public employee unions in Wisconsin.
  • Justice David Prosser of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court beat back a socialist candidate in dramatic fashion.
  • Sarah Palin is a continual thorn in Barack Obama’s side with her instantly classic Facebook posts.
  • Rush Limbaugh bedevils the progressives so much that he is their inspiration to attempt to take away our Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press.
  • Paul Ryan’s deficit reduction bill is so powerful that the socialists are compelled to lie about it in order to try to convince independent voters that it is evil. And we all know that the independents are the block of voters who decide elections in this country.
  • Donald Trump has revived the argument about Obama’s missing birth certificate. Stay tuned, this issue isn’t over yet!
  • Michele Bachmann is such a powerful conservative voice that she has a real shot at the Republican nomination for president in 2012.

But still, the Tea Party is missing its statesmen. We are talking about leaders of the stature of Winston Churchill, Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi, Benjamin Disraeli, and yes, Benjamin Franklin. Where are the leaders for our time? Surely we can do better than the RINO Jon Huntsman. Do we really think that Tim Pawlenty is in the same league as James Madison? Does the thought of Mitt Romney as president inspire comparisons to John Adams? Barack Obama Lite is not what this country needs. Obama is not less-filling and he sure doesn’t taste great, either.

The Tea Party needs leaders of unabashed conservatism. The Tea Party needs leaders with the courage of their convictions. The Tea Party needs leaders who respect the Constitution and who are willing to fight in defense of that inspired document of freedom. The Tea Party seeks God-fearing leaders who recognize that the State is subservient to Him who land this is. The Tea Party needs a charismatic, humble, yet strong leader who exudes confidence in the defense of liberty. The Tea Party needs the second coming of the Founding Fathers.

If Obama is to be defeated in the 2012 elections then the Tea Party must produce a leader who can rally the conservative troops. A divided conservative base will lose the election. An energized conservative base will sweep Obama into the ash heap of history. Let us pray we find our statesman before it is too late.

 

CDN Staff Panel Live Radio Show – The Plain, Hard Truth

The Plain, Hard TruthSeveral of our staff and I made the jump to live internet radio. The Plain, Hard Truth aired it’s first show on Thursday, April 14th at 8pm Pacific/11pm Eastern. Our continuing fixed who time will be 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern.

While CDN is our serious side, the radio outlet is meant to show that we are human, not just word-churning, progressive-mashing, cynics. Ok, maybe it still will show that, but we’ll laugh about it .. or something.

This was our first episode so give it a listen as Michelle, Allenah and I talk about the worthlessness of zero tolerance rules, possible Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Mitch Daniels, the battle over budget cuts and the upcoming feature film, Atlas Shrugged.

You can listen to the archive version of the show with the player below (don’t forget to tweet and share it – we rock .. or something.

 

Listen to internet radio with Rich Mitchell on Blog Talk Radio

To keep up with the whole show and future episodes, go to the show site.

OH NO YOU DIDN’T!

Obama - Oh No You Didn't

President Obama is already on the campaign trail for the 2012 election. If you want my honest opinion, I would say his 2012 campaign actually started on January 20, 2009, the day he was sworn into office as President of The United States of America.

In the 2008 election, President Obama’s campaign slogan was “Hope and Change”.

On January 8, 2008, after winning the Democratic nomination, Obama gave his now famous “Yes We Can!” speech, which brought us a second campaign slogan from him.

As we move closer to the 2012 election, there is mounting speculation of who will be President Obama’s Republican opponent. Quite honestly, I believe we need to “hope for change” in the possible candidates on the Republican ticket.

Depending on the day and the poll, three names consistently are given as top potential contenders. Unfortunately, I am not impressed with any of these three options. All three are what I, and others like myself, consider “Establishment”. I believe it is time for a REAL change that We The People can believe in!

The ideal candidate should encompass everything that defines America. I believe it should be a candidate who has real-world business experience because America is the Land of Opportunities abundant! Business is one thing that has defined America as extraordinary, because here, no matter your economic or social background, you are given opportunities that citizens in other countries only dream of!

Managerial experience is an absolute must, in my opinion, for the candidate running against President Obama. Being in a successful managerial position means this person has taken a stand and made tough decisions when they have had to be made. I think about a family business where a family member has fired another family member because they were not performing their job duties. This must be one of the toughest decisions that ever have to be made! It is decisions like these, tough decisions, but necessary decisions, that define a true leader.

I believe the nominee should have a strong understanding of our military and the importance of military. While President Obama claims to support the men and women who serve in the military, he has shown very little proof of this. As the cliché goes, “actions speak louder than words”.

I could continue listing many qualities that I feel are imperative for the nominee who will run against President Obama, but I will save that for a different day.

What has caused the meanderings of my mind today has culminated into this article.

We are at a point in history where, quite honestly, so few of us actually know our history! If you do a simple internet search of “man on the street” interviews about current and historical political and world affairs, very few people interviewed know the answers to the questions that are asked.

However, if you ask the average person a question about the latest reality TV show they can not only answer the question you ask, they can give you the history of that reality show, the celebrities that are a part of the show, and everything about the history of the celebrity themselves. It is truly a sad state of affairs we are in when “The Situation” refers to a person rather than an actual situation!

The reality of the matter is the situation we are in as a country; we may have to think a bit outside of the box in this next election. I have contemplated this fact after a troubling conversation I had recently with my Dad. He believes that to actually win this next election, the Republican Party is going to have to run a “celebrity-type” candidate. He believes that Donald Trump fits this bill, due to the fact that he is a reality show celebrity himself.

Donald Trump does have the business experience, managerial experience, and has made many tough decisions during his business career. Personally, I do not believe he has always made the wisest of decisions, but in reality, who of us have? We all have previous decisions we wish we could go back and change.

I believe that Donald Trump is a very strong supporter of our military, not only of the men and women who serve our country, but also the established military, what the military stands for, and what their purpose is as a whole.

While I consider two of the above points as positive points for Donald Trump, there are many things about him that bother me as a potential candidate, but I’ll explore those if and when Donald Trump officially throws his proverbial hat into the race.

In contemplating the coming months, one thing is for certain! If we have to stoop to the level of reality TV personalities running for President so we will have a chance of winning, I have the perfect campaign slogan! In rebuttal to candidate Obama’s nomination “Yes We Can” speech, the Republican candidate’s 2012 campaign slogan should be:

“OH NO YOU DIDN’T!!!”
(Pronounced: o no you dit-ten)

It will, without a doubt, resonate with the young people of today! And this is the future of our beloved country?!

Donald Trump for President

Donald trump running for presidentThe 2012 Republican nominee for President of the United States must be one who can defeat Barack Hussein Obama in the general election. This individual must be a political figure who may or may not be the one with the academic, professional, and personal qualities needed to guide this country away from bankruptcy and toward financial stability. Will the eventual nominee be capable of leading or will that individual just play the same old political games?

Based upon my fears of the future of my country, I am not secure in believing that The Republican Party currently in Washington, DC will work for the country and not self-interest. The energy and hopefulness following the 2010 midterms has disappeared. A true leader is defined as those with the courage to stand up with what is in the best interest of America. Continuing resolutions passed on a short term basis is not leadership. Flip flopping on the debt ceiling and welfare reform is not leadership.

Donald Trump is an American success story regardless of the complete agreement with his beliefs or business practices. The “skeletons in his closet” are not hidden and his flaws have been exposed. Social issues are his potential downfall with GOP voters but as we move into the important stage in America, economic and foreign policies must be the deciding factor. He has a net worth of at least $2.7 billion as of 2011 and this is a measurement of success in a capitalist society. (Forbes Magazine).

Although there is no debate as to his success, Donald Trump can be a polarizing figure. I would support him if he were to run. The key question in 2012 is what kind of country we want to become. The dialogue must be opened and honest as we move into the election cycle. Isn’t it time to get rid of political correctness and the politics that George Washington warned about during his Farewell Address? Join me as we move toward the 2012 Presidential campaign and decide upon the future of the country we love and respect.

 

2012 Presidential Profile: Donald Trump

When people talk about Donald Trump running for President in 2012, we often hear a question made famous by another politician last year. The question is “Are you serious?”  Donald trump  for President ? Are you serious?  The politician also known as The S. F. Queen of Liberalism, one Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House, also made this question quite famous in 2010. A reporter had  asked her to state where in the U.S. Constitution did it give Congress the authority to force people to buy healthcare? She replied several times, “Are you serious?”   Well we were quite serious Nancy, as you witnessed  the complete thrashing of your Liberal Democratic party  in the 2010 elections. When we try to evaluate, or score Mr. Trump in Conservative values today, we come up with a handful of air. Anyone who has read my previous columns will see that I am pretty much a hard-line Constitutional Conservative. When someone tells me Trump might make a good Republican President today, I am left with that now famous answer phrased as a question.  “Are you people serious?”

I can hear all the Trump band-wagon jumpers sighing right now about how I am being unfair, or that I am uninformed about the “New Republican Donald Trump,” blah blah blah. While I do state some heavy opinions in my coulmns here at CDN, I also state my reasons and any pertinent facts behind my statements without bias. They call that being a straight-shooter where I come from, and as far as today’s politics goes, we see way too little of this, from what I see today. I was one of the first people to start my twitter profile with, “I am not P/C,  (politically correct) as that is the message control mainly used by decades of Democratic Party Propaganda. Let’s get back to trying to decipher just how “conservative”  Donald Trump is today. I was going to title this article the Two Faces of Donald Trump originally, and below you will see why.

Here on the left is Donald in 1999                Here on the right is Donald in 2011

Abortion I,m pro-choice he said 1999    At CPAC he stated that he is now Pro-Life.

Healthcare Called for single-payer in book  Says Obamacare needs to be repealed

Gay Marriage Took no stance on gay marriage  Recently said he not in favor of gay marriage

“R” or “D” or “I” In 1999 he went from ‘R” to “I” to run for Pres. Switched to ‘D” in 2001. (a 2 year span- 3 parties)       Republican since 1999  (supposedly)

Favorability rating in 1999 was 33%   Favorability rating in  2011  is 29%

To be fair, some people do an about face in life’s philosophy at different ages. I consider some of these changes in ideology to be nothing more than the acceptance of  basic reality, as related to the evolving of our society at the time of change. What I find hard to believe is that a life-long capitalist to the tenth degree, such as Donald Trump, can go from one extreme ideology to another in short spans of his life. The abortion stance is all-telling here. Pro- abortion to pro- life shows a lack of solid core values, in my opinion. Supporting Obama’s Socialist Medicine, even at one point going so far as to want a single-payer healthcare system, shows us an anti-Capitalist ideology at it roots. This coming to us from a billionaire capitalist shows us the elitist attitude that there is one set of rules for the working class, and yet another set for the elite, just like most of the Tyrants in DC today.  One last statement Trump is on record as saying,  is that most of his business friends today are Democrats. The same Democrats that have had unchecked power in Congress for the last 4 years are his current set of friends. Democrats took a historic beating in 2010, and now the “New Donald” wants to run for President as a Republican. There can be no solid conservative scoring done on Trump today, simply because he changes his supposed core values almost as much as Charlie Crist does down here in Florida . Trump in 2012? “Are you serious?”

UPDATE: 3/22/2011.  Apparently Donald Trump is quite serious in making a bid for President in 2012. He recently re-energized his *campaign* with a real shocker while taking a hardline stance on a certain issue, yet while  I do not find this issue shocking but more in line with common sense thinking, I do find the neanderthalic rhetoric coming from the uninformed puppets attacking him very entertaining!   Keep in mind that his approval ratings jumped considerably after this video went viral.

 

Update: On May 16, Donald Trump announced he would not be running for President.

 

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