Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Conservative Candidate Alternative Could Save The GOP Congress

We have been told by Donald Trump and many of his supporters how the #NeverTrump movement is dead and Donald Trump has even said he doesn't need their votes.  We are also told that an independent conservative candidacy would be fruitless, couldn't get on all the state ballots, would attract few votes and would be a waste of time and money.  But then, in the very next breath, we are told by these same people that if there is an independent candidacy it will guarantee Hillary Clinton's election.

Huh?  Which is it?  Is the #NeverTrump movement so small that Trump doesn't need their votes to win, or is it so powerful that starting an independent conservative candidacy will take away a victory from Trump that he would otherwise have gotten? 

I believe that, with or without a #NeverTrump movement, it is very doubtful Donald Trump can even be competitive in the electoral race to win the presidency.  That would be bad news for the Republican Party in maintaining their big lead in the House and it would almost certainly mean they will not hold the U.S. Senate.  That would be a disaster for the country to have Hillary Clinton as president with a Democrat House and Senate. 

You might say, but wouldn't a Trump win guarantee holding the GOP Senate?  No, to the contrary, a win by Trump could actually make it harder to hold the Senate because the only way for Trump to win is to actually bring out those millions of non-conservative, non-Republican voters he says he is pulling into his camp who have never voted for the Republican Party in the past.  So, think about that.  If that is true, these voters will only have loyalty to Donald Trump and will vote for him at the top, but they have zero loyalty to the Republican Party and you could see a majority of them actually voting for the Democrats on the down ballot or not voting at all on the down ballot.  So, it is my belief that if Trump were to win it would only be by bringing in more likely Democrat down ballot voters.

So, if my theory is correct, no matter who wins the White House it will be very difficult to save the U.S. Senate and possibly even the House for the GOP. 

We must somehow save the Senate and House from falling into Democrat hands, because I don't even want to think about a Speaker Pelosi and a Majority Leader Schumer and what that would mean for the country going forward.  

So, how can we save the Republican congress?  

Here is howby having a strong conservative candidate run on a third party ticket [with only a president/vice-president line].  What that would do is energize millions [I believe] of people who will now have a reason to come out and vote.  As conservatives they will also be voting for the GOP down ballot.  Now I will be voting no matter what in order to save the GOP congress from falling into Democrat hands, but I believe many Republicans that have been discouraged by what has happened to our party at the top of the ticket and the two disastrous choices that will give us for president, that many of these Republicans may stay home.  With this conservative candidate option, it will make sure conservative Republicans will come out and vote in droves [either those voting for Trump or those voting for this third option] and that could be just enough to help save the Republican congress from falling into Democrat hands.  

Let's say this independent candidate did cost the GOP the presidency but brought out enough people to save the Republican house and senate.

Then the question for lifelong loyal Republicans becomesWould you rather have a Donald Trump presidency making deals with a Democrat congress (House & Senate), which means, for ex., that list of 11 Supreme Court justices that the Trump campaign put out would be out the window; or would you rather have a terribly weakened Hillary Clinton presidency with a strong GOP House and a Republican controlled Senate to counter her liberal moves? 

It's no contest to me.  I would choose the later.  That is why I favor having a strong conservative candidate option to the two deeply flawed bad options of the unfit Hillary Clinton and the unfit Donald Trump.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Barber's Adagio And Hillsdale's 'Mansion of the Lord' video for Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Remember and say a prayer for all the heroes who have paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom

May God Bless all of the fallen heroes of America's armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us and our country. Without the sacrifice made by so many, we would not have the free country we have today. Their sacrifice can never be repaid, but it must never be forgotten, and it must always be honored. 

As this Tales classical music weekend falls on the Memorial Day weekend, we would like to honor our fallen heroes with a somber, passionate, beautiful piece that has been played at many memorials: Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings.  We feel this piece is very appropriate on this American holiday also because Samuel Barber is one of the greatest American composers of the twentieth century. 

The emotional Adagio for Strings was arranged for string orchestra. It comes from the second movement of Barber's String Quartet, Op. 11. Barber finished the arrangement in 1936, the same year as he wrote the quartet. The music is the setting for Barber's 1967 choral arrangement of Agnus Dei.

This video of the 'Adagio for strings' was performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in March of 2013 with Maestro Leonard Slatkin conducting.  It was performed in honor of his and the Detroit Symphony's friend, American conductor, James DePreist, who had recently passed. 

Then please watch an extraordinarily emotional heart felt video with a Hat/Tip from Hugh Hewitt who tweeted this video from Hillsdale College: "Memorial Day Tribute/Mansions of the Lord/Hillsdale College".   

From Hillsdale's You Tube site: "On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who sacrificed their lives for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are grieving. May we, as Abraham Lincoln famously said, "highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

On most of my classical music  posts on the weekend, I tell you to turn up the volume and just listen to the beautiful
music.  On this post I am asking you to also put in full screen mode and watch these two videos as you listen to the beautiful music.  Both of them may bring tears to your eyes.  You won't hear the usual rousing ovation at the finish of Barber's Adagio, like you would on most classical music pieces, as you can tell the audience must be drained from emotion.  

Samuel Barber: "Adagio for strings" in B-flat minor:

"Mansions of the Lord": a Memorial Day Tribute from Hillsdale College:

May God Bless America as we remember the fallen of the United States Armed Forces on this Memorial Day

Friday, May 27, 2016


This post is a variation on the post that I did a few weeks ago:  "There Is One Thing Republicans Can Unite On".

I say, whether you are one who is strongly supporting Donald Trump or you are #NeverTrump and will either vote for a third party at the top of the ticket or just leave the top of the ballot blank, it is imperative in this election every Republican must come out and vote for the down ballot Republican candidates in order to keep the US Senate and House in GOP hands.  

I don't have to explain why it is extremely important to save the Senate and House to counter a Hillary Clinton or Democrat president.  

But what if Trump wins the presidency?  Then it is also extremely important to hold the Senate and the House to hold Trump's feet to the fire and not allow him to do his business deal making with the Democrats to bypass the GOP.  

For example, Trump gave out a list of 11 conservative judges that he may, kind of, might, possibly nominate for the Supreme Court of the United States.  Let's say Trump wins the presidency but the GOP loses control of the Senate to the Democrats.  Does anyone really think Trump will nominate someone on that list he proposed or will he do what he has done his whole life as a businessman and make a "deal" with Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer...who is one of his buddies he has donated to as a businessman [because "that's what businessmen do" we are told by his supporters].  Remember that is what Trump has basically promised in this campaign...he will make a deal with the Democrats because he knows how to make a better deal than anyone else in the whole world. 
Please come out and vote in November, 2016 to save the GOP Senate and House

And for those who think if Trump somehow wins the presidency it will automatically mean the GOP holds the senate, think again.  Remember Trump is supposedly bringing in these millions of new voters who have never voted for the GOP and don't have any loyalty to the Republican Party and I think many if not most of them, while voting for Trump at the top of the ticket, will not be voting for the rest of the GOP field.  That is why it is very important for Republicans like me who will not be voting for Trump, to come out and vote and  #SaveGOPDownBallot.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

DWS May Have Finally Stumbled Upon The Truth

In light of the report by the State Department's Inspector General that just came out, that concludes that Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server violated federal standards, and with an FBI investigation that could come out any day with recommendations that could be devastating to the Hillary Clinton campaign for president, here is a repeat post from October of 2015.

DWS May Have Finally Stumbled Upon The Truth:    [from Oct. 22, 2015]

In 2012, the DNC Chairman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, said the GOP was on a political "witch hunt" of Attorney General Eric HolderNo, Debbie, you got that one wrong.

In early September of this year, Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the GOP men were on a "witch hunt" of  Planned Parenthood.   No, Debbie, you got that one wrong.  

Starting in May of 2013 into May of 2014 and up until today, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has said that Republicans on the committee to investigate the Benghazi terror attack [in which 4 hero Americans were killed by terrorists] were on a "witch hunt".  Hmm.

Maybe, just maybe, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has finally stumbled upon the truth about this supposed "witch hunt".

The hunt is over.  The witch has been caught.

The cackle gave her away: