Fox Debate...No Single Winner

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Politics

After a day of listening to some very good commentary about the Fox Debate from this one and that one on social media, etc.; I finally had a chance to sit down and listen to the debate “cover to cover.”

The following, in no real order, are my thoughts on what I considered are important points and some color commentary where I felt the need.

First of all, there is no way for me to give any single individual the “win.”  I liked some of the comments from all of them, but for my money, only a few really shined.

Before I get into the candidates though, I need to briefly discuss the panel.  I definitely understand having Megyn Kelly on the panel; like her or not, she is an extraordinarily intelligent and gifted individual; and Brett Baier is also a good fit; but Chris Wallace...?!  I think there are lots of better, fair minded choices.  Anyway, here’s hoping the next such debate will have some people like Greg Gutfeld, Jeanine Pirro, and David DiCrescenzo on the panel.

Okay, onto the candidates and responses: 

1.  The opener was intended to discredit Donald Trump, (DT), which failed since he restated his strong case very clearly.  As he said, loosely paraphrased, we need a WALL to keep Mexico’s trash out, and the reply by Marco Rubio, (MR) included the word “FENCE” which is hardly the same thing as a wall. 

2.  While I enjoyed the back and forth by Chris Christie, (CC) and Rand Paul, (RP) concerning terrorism and the NSA collecting data, I would have asked CC if he has reconsidered his position on naming a muslim to the highest court in New Jersey.  When RP brought up the hug with potus, CC went on the defensive.  I did get the sense that they don’t like each other.

3.  When Ted Cruz, (TC) chimed in on this, he crushed it, as did most where it concerns dealing with our enemies.  

4.  Jeb Bush, (JB) was very wishy/washy concerning how potus handled the isis takeover of Iraq and our part in it.  I did like the comment by Ben Carson, (BC) concerning “enhanced interrogation;” basically saying it is none of anyone’s business how we extract information.  Spot on.

5.  JB on jobs….blah, blah, blah.  When confronted with not meeting his expectations for jobs, Scott Walker, (SW) concurred stating basically he was aiming for the stars and delivered the moon, (i.e., things were still much better than when he started).  I agree.

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Brian Mast Announces Bid for US Congress

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Politics

Our Founding Fathers had a vision.  They dreamed of a country that valued hard work and enterprise; that respected life and liberty.  With few exceptions, they were Christians who believed in God and sought His guidance.  

Since that time, America has seen a lot of ups and downs and changes in the way we do business.   We’ve seen men and women twist and turn the vision of our Founders to fit personal and group agendas.  Politics has become a lucrative career for many.  In fact, very little of what we see in our governance on every level resembles what our founders had in mind. 

Sadly, we have arrived at a place where everything they stood for and risked their lives for is completely upside down, and I have to believe that very little of what we’ve become would find favor among men like George Washington, John Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, or any of the rest.  

They were decent men with unshakable values and principles who lived at a time when those things were not uncommon.  Today, those values and principles are very uncommon; when men and women politicians will say and do anything to attain and hold onto power…even to the point of trampling those who still support decency.

Having said all that, I am happy to report that Brian Mast, a man who understands and embraces the vision and values of our founders has announced his decision to run for the US Congress representing the 18th District of Florida.  

Only in his early 30’s, Brian is a Veteran who has served our nation at great personal loss and continues to serve.  He is a God fearing family man, and I believe if he had been born at the time of our founding, his name would already be in the history books.   You can find out a lot more about him by visiting his website.

We at The Patriots Press wish him a successful campaign and look forward to addressing him as Congressman Mast.

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AFP unfazed by "decorum-less Detert"

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Politics

Publisher’s note:  Apparently, Florida State Senator Nancy Detert, (R) is unfamiliar with the 1st Amendment and what it guarantees to everyone.  

During a recent hearing, Senator Detert threatened that “she could change the organization’s First Amendment rights to donor privacy.” “When AFP Deputy Director Skylar Zander explained to Senator Detert that Americans for Prosperity, like other non-profit organizations, followed the laws protecting donor identity, she stated, “We could change that.”

It doesn’t matter whether an elected official has a ‘D’ or an ‘R’ after their name, they don’t get to decide which laws apply to whom at their whim when they disagree with the constituency.

Click here for the complete story from AFP, (Americans for Prosperity) … 

 

 

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Harry Reid...unremorseful liar

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Politics

Publisher’s note:  How is this acceptable to any American regardless of party or ideology?  In case you haven’t heard, retiring former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid didn’t simply admit to besmirching Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Race…he bragged about it!

During an interview with the Washington Examiner Reid said among other things, “…"They can call it whatever they want. Romney didn't win did he?"

That’s what it comes down to.  Lie, cheat, and anything else that helps the agenda.

Now he gets to retire fat, dumb, and happy on our dime.  All I can say is that I’m glad to see him go; I just wish he’d take a lot of the other rats from both sides of the aisle with him.

Washington Examiner:  Harry Reid, D-Nev. has no regrets about his 2012 claims that then presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid no taxes for 10 years.

The outgoing Senate Minority Leader even bragged to CNN that the comments, which had been described as McCarthyism, helped keep Romney from winning the election.

"They can call it whatever they want. Romney didn't win did he?" Reid said during a wide-ranging interview.

So, in Reid's world, it is perfectly acceptable to make a defamatory charge against an opponent to damage his campaign.

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And they're off....2016 has officially started

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Politics

Publisher’s note:  And they’re off.  The players are starting to take the field to try out and see if they have the stuff to make the cut.  The starting line-up includes mostly conservative names like Palin, Cruz, Walker, Santorum, Perry, and even Trump, with a few liberals like Bush and Christie thrown in to test and see if the conservative base is paying attention.  

Bush and Romney, considered by “the party” as the front runners, did not show their faces in Iowa. Stay tuned.

Fox News:  DES MOINES, Iowa –  The budding Republican presidential race has kicked up a notch, after a slew of potential candidates played directly to the base at a forum in Iowa -- an event that saw Sarah Palin back in the mix, Chris Christie proving he can mingle in the heartland, and Ted Cruz and others showing their fiery conservative chops.

Several of the speakers at the daylong Iowa Freedom Summit tilted hard right in their remarks on immigration, security and taxes. And the speakers and audience members showed scorn for those who did not attend -- particularly the more moderate no-shows, like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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