Hypocrites Among Us!

by Richard H. Frank

The media feeding frenzy with regard to sexist remarks made by Donald Trump over a decade ago is an example of “Clinton’s Campaign of Personal Destruction.” There is no doubt that Trump’s remarks were crass and disrespectful to women and to anyone hoping to respect a leader with high moral convictions. Unfortunately, human beings tend to reflect attitudes prevalent during various times in their life’s experience. I say this having grown up and worked in circumstances not unlike that of Donald Trump.

Dr. Donald Massy’s book “What You Are is Where You Were When” sheds some insight as to how our beliefs and morals are established and ingrained in our thinking. This is not to say that we are racists or sexists or antisemites and cannot evolve and alter the effect of the environment which we grew up and matured within.

Now in the heat of the tightly contested election of 2016 with less than 30 days before we cast our votes, pundits ascend to the moral high ground to cast aspersions on the character of Donald J. Trump. Men like Geraldo Rivera, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan seek to set themselves morally above Mr. Trump expressing their outrage to evangelicals and female voters in particular. I challenge men like these to examine their own past and swear that they have never uttered anything akin to the words used by Donald Trump.

The left-leaning media and these men and their ilk will never accept Trump’s apology not because it is insincere but for a whole list of political and personal motivations. These individuals hold themselves up as devout Christians and condemn Trump as being without remorse or redemption. I would remind them of two lessons from the scriptures that they must be familiar with:

“Let he that is without sin cast the first stone,” and

“Judge not lest ye be judged.”

If you can search your soul and are convinced that the statements made by Trump in 2005 while entrenched in his business dealings disqualify him to be our President to take care of our big economic, terror and immigration issues, then you are either naive or a hypocrite. Those that oppose Trump will say that “words matter.” I contend that although words are important, “actions matter” even more. Think about that as you evaluate Hillary Clinton and her past as the alternative and prepare to cast your ballot on November 8, 2016.

The Political Elite vs We The People!

By: Richard H. Frank

When the political back room ward bosses and Washington party elites possess the power to usurp the will of “We the People” it is time the electorate sends a message to those party leaders who are supposed to speak for us that it is “our will be done” and not their will.

IN 1776 Thomas Jefferson stated clearly in our “Declaration of Independence” the mechanism by which the citizens can wrestle control from any political party establishment and restore our God-given right to select those that will represent us in this Republic. Selecting candidates to run for the Office of
President of these United States must rest with Citizens of this nation.

Both the Republican and Democrat political party elites could care less what Americans believe and want in a candidate as evidenced by the rules imposed upon the nominating and delegate selection process by both parties. The establishment of the so called Super Delegate coupled with the rules of proportionality used in awarding delegates in many states leaves the will of the people subordinate to that of the party bosses and big donor class that supports special interests. These practices virtually ignore the will of the people.

Now we see the political establishment within the Republican party in full fledged panic, paranoid at the prospect that they are about to lose control of the nominating process. They will do anything to prevent Donald Trump from securing the minimum number of delegates to lock up the party nomination. Should they continue to pursue this action by any means available and derail the will of the people they do so at their own peril and at that of the parties very existence.

Likewise we see the same mindset on the part of Democrats who rely heavily on caucuses in the selection process and the rules associated with Super Delegates to the proportion of delegates available in various states, not to mention the impending indictment of Hillary Clinton for improper handling of National Security Information while serving as Secretary of State in the Obama Administration. Should the Obama Justice Department refuse to indict and prosecute Hillary Clinton, as would be the case with any other citizen of this nation that had done the same things the evidence shows Hillary did, it would leave little doubt that the fix is in and being orchestrated by the party elites and Barack Obama.

In either event we maybe witnessing the death of the two-party system in the United States. The wrath of the voters will come down upon both political parties should a brokered convention result in the Republican Party and refusal by the Democrat-controlled administration to enforce our laws and indict Clinton. Should the Democrat party and the administration bend to the will of the Clinton machine, thereby abandoning the rule of law and manipulate the candidate selection process by any means available to them the voter revolt will literally disintegrate the Democrat Party.

Additionally should Donald Trump or any other Republican nomination seeker abandon the Party and run as a third-party candidate this nation will move another step toward becoming a European Socialist Democracy governed by some weak coalition of political hacks resembling countries such as the U.K. and France.

Americans are fed up with the political elites, professional politicians and big donor class that comprise Washington today. The electorate is clambering for a true Washington outsider and a leader to take charge and rid our government of those forces owing allegiance to special interests and the Party over their oath to represent “We the People”.

The battle lines have been drawn between the Washington Establishment and “We the People”. Lets hope that Washington is getting our message loud and clear for their sake and ours.

Power is an Aphrodisiac and That Is Why Trump Tops the Polls

by Jayne D. Frank

The media is befuddled about the soaring numbers for Donald Trump but as a woman who worked in a corporate world dominated by men, I am not.  Consider first the fact that for almost 8 years now, we have had a President who is devoid of leadership skills, and has done everything in his power to avoid making decisions about the future of this country’s economic future and our security.  We started seeing him bow to foreign leaders early on in his Presidency and this appeasement mentality has continued to this day.  Americans have stayed quiet but have continued to build up the rage in their hearts over someone who would bring this country to the point of deterioration that it is today.

We have also seen this President ridicule our military might and our military leaders.  He doesn’t ask for advice on foreign affairs from the most distinguished powerful military men that this country has but if given advice, he completely disregards it.  The cuts to the Military have decimated our forces to the point that we could not now fight two wars at once should that ever become necessary.

The point to be made here is that Obama’s administration has become the most effeminate administration that I have ever seen in my lifetime; soft to the point of being totally useless.

In my 20s, in my early career, I was surrounded by powerful men who were not afraid to make hard and sometimes not too popular decisions to benefit their company and their shareholders.  This was such an aphrodisiac to women around these men and many people aspired to go on and have careers where they too could take risks and make career advances.

I believe right now that Donald Trump is tapping into two main emotions:  Women who want their men to be strong and make us safe, something none of us are now under Obama.  The second emotion is the underlying rage that American conservatives have felt and have been powerless to do anything about for the last two terms of Obama.  We also sent conservatives to Congress to do the work that we sent them there to do, and under Boehner and McConnell’s leadership, that has failed as well.  Americans have also had it up to their eyeballs with dynasties such as Clinton and Bush, and we certainly don’t want to see anyone elected with such a past and present climate of corruption around them.

So, despite Trump’s crassness, his abrasiveness, and seeming unwillingness to “go along to get along”, I think you will see a continued willingness on the part of Americans to overlook the substance of what he says right now and feed off his aura of power and our disgust at what Obama has done to America.  Whether that translates to a GOP nominee win for Trump, that is probably going to be decided by the far right conservatives in this country who will vote to sacrifice this country once again to another far left Progressive who will continue down the course set by Obama.

Put Your Pen Down, Mr. President and Get to Work!

by Jayne D. Frank

I thought Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was contrived and full of grandiose rhetoric in 2013; however, that will pale in comparison to what we hear in this month’s SOTU address. Why? Quite simply, nothing the President ever says or promises becomes a reality. He had now prefaced his upcoming speech with “I have a pen and I have a phone” in which to get things done [because Congress is the problem].

Here are your words and promises from 2013:

1) “Together we have cleared away the rubble of crisis and … the state of our union is stronger.” Really! We have the highest level of poverty, higher number of people out of the job market, and highest number of people on food stamps than ever before. Is this your idea of a strong economy?

2) You said “We should ask ourselves as a nation: How do we attract more jobs to our shores.” One answer would be to resolve the problem of the millions of good-paying jobs that have been lost during your Administration. Your have used your pen, your failed Obamacare law and your thousands of EPA regulations to completely eviscerate any gains that might have come about as a result of spending billions of dollars on “stimulating” the economy. If you truly meant what you said, you would use your pen and the power of your office to approve the XL pipeline from Canada, which has the approval of 69% of our Senators and every Governor along its proposed path, putting thousands of people to work in good-paying energy jobs and you would lift the strangehold of those EPA regulations which are keeping companies cash-strapped and unable to produce any new jobs in their industry. Get your foot off the throats of energy companies!

3) You were going to create three more urban manufacturing hubs and ask Congress to create a network of 15 of these hubs for the “next revolution in manufacturing right here in America.” How’s that working out for you since more and more urban cities in America are in or approaching bankruptcy? We have the highest corporate tax rate at present and coupled with these regulations I’ve mentioned, there will be no additional manufacturing until you stop your insanity.

4) How do we equip our people with the skills to get… jobs?” One method might be to stop “giving” welfare and other entitlements to people in exchange for staying home and not looking for work. Require drug tests and require completing additional schooling as a requirement of getting entitlements.

5) We need to “reinvigorate the middle class.” Well, Mr. President, the middle class HAS lost 40% of its wealth under your Presidency and I think that your “words” remain another promise unfulfilled. You cannot invigorate the middle class if Obamacare remains the law of the land and takes more wealth out of the middle class. You cannot invigorate the middle class if you keep “giving” their tax money to others that don’t want to work. And you can’t invigorate the middle class if your message is not one of hope and declaration that America is one of the greatest producing countries in the world. You cannot invigorate the middle class when you have declared your intentions time and time again to “redistribute the wealth.”

Missing from the 2013 State of the Union and most assuredly the 2014 SOTU speech will be any mention of the many failures of this Administration in the foreign policy arena that have put America’s state of the union in jeopardy. The reason is quite simple. You do not have a record of accomplishment in this area and in fact your apologetic and appeasement policies concerning America’s power and standing in the world have made you look like a bafoon in this area. You are also afraid that should you mention foreign policy, Americans will continue to bring up the fact that you and the Secretary of State were directly responsible for the deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi because you failed to provide security to them as requested. Your positions on defending Israel, taking away Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon and helping the millions of people suffering in Syria, are also deplorable.

Frankly, millions of Americans are poised to watch the 2014 State of the Union not to hear “hope” from you any longer. They will be watching you make a fool out of yourself once more. They will be counting and pronouncing your failures and lies once again. They will be hoping that the Supreme Court Justices and military commanders that usually witness this speech don’t come this year and bear witness to your criticisms, lies and disdain for them. You are a failure as a President and a Commander-in-Chief and it would behoove you to be humble, contrite and truthful to the America people in the 2014 State of the Union, but you won’t–you can’t help yourself!

The Stampede to Socialism in America!

by Richard H. Frank

As 2014 begins every American needs to look back at what has occurred in this Country over the past 5 years under Barack Obama’s Presidency and his Administration. Never in my lifetime have I witnessed a more inept, incompetent and corrupt Administration aided by those in Congress hell-bent on the destruction of the very fabric upon which this Republic was founded, Our Constitution!

We have a President who has no qualms about looking Americans directly in the eye and lying to them over and over again. When the facts do not support his assertions and agenda he and his Administration just change the facts thinking the more they expound on fallacious information eventually we stupid Americans will believe the rhetoric.

How slow are Americans in realizing what is taking place before our very eyes? From stimulus spending and non-existent shovel-ready jobs, to failed green energy programs, to the spring of recovery in 2009, to Benghazi being the result of a video and on and on again. Yet in the upcoming State of the Union Address our majestic President will be sure to take credit for equally unreal achievements such as the bogus decline in unemployment and the surge in American energy production and exports and of course his signature accomplishment “The Affordable Care Act” aka “Obamacare.” Thus far every promise he has made concerning healthcare is either being proven untrue or at best exaggerated.

Then we have Congress, the People’s voice and representative to bring checks and balances against an oppressive Executive Branch of Government. The voice of the People has been muted through Congress supporting the Socialist’s agenda of Obama and his Administration by extension of entitlement spending unabated.

Today we have unemployment benefits extended for up to 99 weeks, food stamp programs increased by over 70%, health care costs now forecast to be three times that projected when the ACA was originally passed and welfare programs expanded to illegal aliens at unprecedented rates. All of these programs are being paid for with money this Country and the Obama Administration doesn’t have. Instead we just borrow the money and pass the soon to be $18 trillion debt on to our children and grandchildren.

The Rule of Law has been substituted by the rule through Executive decree or administrative regulations issued by unelected bureaucrats in various agencies of the Federal Government; i.e., the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, Homeland Security, the National Security Agency and the Department of Justice. Many of these regulations are aimed at suppression of the free enterprise system and usurping the very freedoms conferred upon each of us under the Bill of Rights.

President Ronald Reagan warned that the first step toward destruction of the Republic would be a move towards socialized medicine. Obamacare is that first step and must be repealed before the roots of socialism take root and like an invasive vine choke the life from our Nation.

In the 1960s Nikita Khrushchev warned that America could not be destroyed by any attack from abroad but would eventually be destroyed from within. Now some 5 years later those of us old enough to remember his words bear witness to “the stampede to Socialism.” Unless “We the People” intervene and change the representation we elect to Congress the Liberal Progressives will assure the eventual “transformation of America” to a European social democracy as has been publicly declared by Barack Obama.

The Declaration of Independence holds the answer as to how “We the People” can prevent this oppressive Government from subverting our Constitution and freedom. Take heed America!

The Seeds of Obama’s Police State!

by Richard H. Frank

Four and one-half years following Barack Obama’s election to the Office of President of the United States, America can bear witness to what he meant by his quest to “fundamentally transform America.”  The actions by the Obama Administration during his first term and continuing into his second provide the evidence of his effort to transform this nation from a Representative Republic to a government resembling a police state.

His first initiative “The Affordable Care Act” was the test case to determine how and if the Representatives in Congress could be coerced into passing this massive Government takeover of one-sixth of the nation’s economy and impose mandatory health insurance on every American.  The law, now referred to as “Obamacare” was opposed by the majority of Americans and remains the case today.

Every promise made by Obama regarding the massive 3000-page document has been shown to be untrue.  Yet, following the proclamation by Nancy Pelosi that “we have to pass the Bill in order to find out what’s in it” the law was passed against the will of the people.

Having achieved this fraud upon America, Obama and his administration were emboldened to continue to perpetrate more shady activities to forward their agenda.  Next came the disclosure that “Fast and Furious” or the sale of illegal weapons to the Mexican drug cartels had blown up and resulted in the murder of one of our Border Patrol Agents at the hands of the cartel using one of the weapons provided under the program.

It soon became apparent that the Obama administrations mechanism to impose strict gun control legislation upon the nation was to use “Fast and Furious” as their justification.  Congress, however, demanded that the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder provide all the documentation they had regarding “Fast and Furious”during their oversight hearings.  Holder refused and as a result was held in Contempt of Congress. To date he has not supplied the documents to Congress under the claim of Executive Privilege.

When the various states attempted to assert their Constitutional rights under the 10th Amendment, enacting laws on immigration, Holder and his Justice Department brought suit against these states for their opposition to the heavy-handed tactics employed by the Justice Department.

Eric Holder violated his  Oath of Office by refusing to defend existing legislation in the Defense of Marriage Act.  Politically such a defense would be viewed as toxic to Obama’s re-election in 2012.

The same is true of the Department of Homeland Security that under executive fiat refuses to enforce existing immigration law.  Most troubling is that HLS continues to buy up massive stock piles of ammunition with no explanation as to the purpose of these purchases.  America demands to know why.

Then on September 11, 2011 the terrorist attack upon the Consulate in Benghazi, Libya resulted in the death of 4 Americans.  The administration entered into a massive coverup rewriting the events leading up to the attack to bolster Obama’s campaign assertion that terrorism was defeated and no longer a threat with Al-Qaeda on the run. This administration has lied to America for over 8 months.  Obama and Hillary Clinton were MIA as the attack and the resulting crises unfolded.  Obama’s re-election  and fund raising was more important than protecting our State Department and other personnel in harm’s way.

When Hillary Clinton stated while testifying to Congress “What difference does it make at this point?” The difference is the priority placed on the life of Ambassador Stevens and his personnel as compared to Obama’s political narrative and agenda for re-election.

There now appears to be a concerted effort on the part of the administration to silence those that were on the ground during the attack and keep the survivors’ identities from Congress and the press.  It is time for more whistleblowers to come forward and tell the true story of what happened leading up to the attack on Benghazi.

Today we are faced with a President that claims he knew nothing about the IRS targeting conservative groups that opposed him, or his policies, between 2010 and the election in 2012.  Likewise he stated he knew nothing about the FBI and Justice Department investigation of Associated Press and Fox News reporters on the basis of disclosing classified information that endangered the national security.

The government was in direct violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution for conducting investigations of individuals’ phone records and emails under subpoena without notification of the individuals being investigated.

If the Nation’s security was in fact at risk how could it be that the President of the United States and the Attorney General would not be aware of the situation?

They are either total incompetents or liars attempting to minimize their involvement in using Police State tactics against individual citizens of the United States that oppose the administration’s actions and ideology. The message is clear. Oppose Obama and face the full retribution of the government and its various agencies. Support the opposition party and you will be punished as an enemy of the administration. This is not the America I have known where freedom of speech and association becomes the imputes for criminal investigation.

Congress must meet their oath to protect and defend the Constitution regardless of political affiliation and bring those responsible for these abuses of power to account for their involvement and be punished appropriately.

Each citizen needs to “stay the course” and re-establish our Representative Republic under the rule of law and not the tyranny stemming from Executive Fiat!

Obama’s Revenge – A President in Panic!

by Richard H. Frank

Any American voter with a minimum of common sense must admit that Barack Obama has become a candidate in panic.  His actions in light of the Benghazi, Libya murders and  his photo-op following Hurricane Sandy are continued evidence of his narcissistic attitude about this Nation.  If it is not all about Obama, the Messiah, the mainstream media fails to report the truth in an effort to run out the clock until after the election on November 6.

An incumbent with no record to run on, who has governed against the will of The People and treated the individual states as serfdoms of the Federal Government under the reign of his Royal Majesty Barack Obama, has reverted to characterizing the election as the means to seek revenge.  Revenge upon who? Mitt Romney?

The truth is that Mitt Romney bears no responsibility for the economic situation and devastation piled upon Americans over the past four years by the policies imposed upon us by the Obama Administration.  Additionally,  Obama as Commander-in-Chief  has accepted no responsibility for the collapse of the Arab Spring leading to the murder of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya but continued to blame a video until Fox News reporting uncovered the truth.

Moreover, Obama’s energy policies have added significantly to the Nation’s deficit and placed our national security in jeopardy.

According to an article entitled “The Air Force’s Fuel Problem” in Air Force Magazine’s July, 2012 issue, it stated that in 2009 the forecast for a gallon of fuel in 2011 was set at $2.37.  However, it reached $3.40 creating  a deficit of more than $3 billion dollars.

Unfortunately, the Air Force, just one branch of our military is left to find solutions to mitigate fuel cost increases that include reducing flying hours, seeking engine upgrades at an immediate cost and cutting back on operations and maintenance. The same is true of the Navy Department now saddled with purchasing huge quantities of Bio-Diesel to power the fleet at costs exceeding oil based Diesel by more than 25%.

These actions are dangerous to say the least in light of the unstable situation existing in the Middle East.

The Obama campaign is built upon a series of lies in an effort to hide the President’s dismal record over the past four years.  Obama, in his fog of narcissism believes the following:

  • Over 5.2 million jobs have been created as a result of his policies over the past 27 months.
  • Health care costs for every American will fall dramatically as Obamacare is implemented.
  • Having tried his ideas we are on the right track proving that his policies work.
  • Al Qaeda is on the retreat, Osama Bin Laden is dead and democracy is on the rise in the Middle East.

Compare his imagination to that of reality:

  • The U-6 unemployment rate still remains at 14.6% with 23 million Americans unemployed or underemployed.
  • 47 million people are currently sustained on food stamps.
  • The Annual Deficit continues at over $1 trillion.
  • Health care costs have risen by over 30% since the imposition of Obamacare and are expected to add over $2.5 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years.
  • The Islamic Brotherhood is in power in Egypt and threatens the entire middle east with a move toward Sharia Law and radical Islamic control.

Given the reality as stated above I think it is obvious who is the target for Obama’s revenge.  That target is “We the People.”

Only your vote can stop the madness by making Barack Obama and his Administration a “One-Term Proposition” to quote the President.