The Road To 45...

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Politics

As I’m wont to do, I’ve been looking around the political scene a lot lately and I thought I’d put my thoughts together regarding who will become the forty-fifth president and find themselves with the unenviable, next to impossible task of cleaning up the staggering mess left by number forty-four and some of his predecessors.

I see the choice we are left with very simple really; and I look at it through two different sets of lenses.  The first lens is my secular side as follows.

For the most part, except in some cases to make note of when some of the candidates exited the race, and then only on various social media, I didn’t have much to say about the election during the primaries.  Now that that circus is in the rear view mirror, the race is down to a manageable size and I can focus on the two remaining choices.

Since Hillary is almost certainly going to be the Democrat nominee, that is to say except in the very unlikely event that she is actually brought to justice this summer which would effectively end her campaign, I won’t even mention her equally bad, if not worse, socialist opponent Sen. Sanders again.

Besides the two real candidates, there is one other that few have ever heard of, but who seems to enjoy being a spoiler in the race just to take a few votes from the other candidates.  I actually met him during the last election cycle in a small group setting and asked him a couple of simple questions; one of which, a question about the use of Sharia Law in the US, he blatantly tried to dodge.  When pressed, he made a complete ass of himself with a nonsensical and un-informed reply to which the gathering started just groaning and shouting at him.  I might add, my friend Tom Trento of The United West caught his lack of knowledge on video the next day which you can view here.

I will not give him publicity by mentioning his name; only that he is running as a Libertarian and it is only a matter of time to see which of the real candidates he affects the most.  Although, he’ll probably hurt Clinton more for which I thank him.     

Moving on to the real candidates; on the Democrat side we have a woman, a political machine really, who if not for the fact that she is married to a former president, dubious as he was and continues to be, in my humble opinion, nobody would have ever heard of her except that maybe her criminal activities might have been the basis of a crime show. 

In any case, I think it only fair to write a brief resume highlighting some of her worst stuff, so that I’m not accused of just despising her for no real reason.  There is obviously a whole lot more.  

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The Business of "nevertrump"

Written by Sybele Capezzutti on . Posted in Politics

Publisher’s note:  Sybele Capezzutti is at once your average woman next door and extraordinary.  A solid Christian and Patriot in her adopted home of America, she is also a hardworking mother of an amazing son, and she has something to say.  The other day, this was bugging her liver, so she put some thoughts together and had the following to share.  

Sybele Capezzutti:  My inquiring mind wanted to know who is behind the "nevertrump" campaign so it went searching and this is what it found:

The "nevertrump" campaign was launched by a super PAC created with the sole purpose of keeping Trump from being the GOP nominee, and if for any reason they fail, their goal is to prevent him from being elected the next President.

Established on January 14, 2016, "Our Principles PAC" was created by Katie Packer as an anti-Donald Trump super PAC. Packer was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012. Packer is also a founding member of Burning Glass, an Alexandria-based Republican consulting firm. According to FEC documents, Jamie Jodoin is listed as the treasurer and custodian of records. Jodoin is a political accounting specialist for the Tampa-based accounting firm, Robert Watkins & Company.

In March 2016, Tim Miller, former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's spokesman, was hired by Our Principles as the super PAC's communications director.

Politico reported that Our Principles leadership, Brian Baker and Katie Packer, and its 168 members, all delegates at the Republican National Convention in July 2016, will make an argument against Donald Trump's possible nomination before Republican National Committee officials during their spring meeting.

Katie Packer is the brain behind the TV campaign ad with quotes from women that portrays Trump as sexist, these same ads are being used by democrats.

The super PAC's top donor is the owner of the Chicago Cubs, the top 5 donors are all hedge fund and capital investment firms.  I think it's safe to say that this is an establishment Super PAC.

No doubt they've been successful in their campaign, the question is....what is their real motivator?

Granted that Trump has given them plenty of material to be spun and twisted, please forgive me if I tend to not trust anything created by establishment pundits....mainly when it comes with a price tag of $75 million to stop someone after they've done nothing during the last 7 years.

Somehow it just doesn't seem sincere to me.

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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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