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.

Corruption By Any Other Name

By: Richard H. Frank

Politicians and the Washington spin doctors are very creative at turning a phrase to avoid calling a particular act by one of their associates exactly what it truly is. For instance the President never tells a lie. He may have misspoken or his words may have been taken out of context or twisted to achieve some particular agenda in support of his ideology. Corruption, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, bribery and outright graft are all ignored and classified under the heading of “crony capitalism” or “it’s the right thing to do” in the case of such perceived social injustices as illegal immigration, gay marriage and abortion. When something goes wrong or takes an unexpected turn for the worse as the result of Government action “unintended consequences are always to blame and not the ideology behind the action. Take Obamacare for example. The law was to provide health care for over thirty million uninsured Americans at reduced costs for every family. Instead after five years of confusion in the medical industry accounting for 1/6th of the economy we find premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed and real care diminished with over thirty million Americans still uninsured. Obama has ignored the provisions of the law and by fiat altered the language without congressional action to meet his political initiatives. All of his actions are in direct violation of the Constitution. The same is true for Obama’s executive actions with regard to immigration and if not for the action of one Federal Judge we would be on the verge of amnesty for every illegal immigrant presently in the United States and establishment of an open border policy for the country. “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The nuclear negotiations underway with Iran for the past two and one-half years are the perfect example of this foregoing quotation. We have a President obsessed with creating his legacy having failed to do so in his Presidency for the past six years. His statement that “Iran would never possess a Nuclear weapon on his watch” did not include any provision against his providing them with the path to acquiring that weapon after he left office. When pressured by Congress to give them final approval of any agreement (treaty) reached during the negotiations the talks are suddenly characterized as being a non-binding agreement not subject to Congressional approval as required by the Constitution. Additionally, Obama seems to think he can unilaterally remove sanctions imposed by act of Congress without their legislating that action. Now we have Hillary Clinton’s in-your-face violation of State Department rules and law regarding disclosure of her emails while serving as Secretary of State. She arrogantly contends that she was entitled to use a non-governmental controlled server to archive her emails and she alone had the authority to determine which of those communications were private and those that belonged to “we the people”. She holds herself above the law and takes refuge behind the Clinton Foundation on matters having the appearance of corruption. The Justice Department turns a blind eye to her actions contending that others in prior administrations disregarded the rules and protocols in place and thus it is no big deal. The latest revelations about Hillary and the Clinton Foundation involved in influence peddling while she held the position of Secretary of State have all the earmarks of corruption and enhancing the financial rewards to the Foundation and of the Clintons personally. Coincidence, I think not but without any evidence to the contrary the Clinton’s will just hunker down and wait for this storm to pass just as they have before on other scandals. Unfortunately, corruption is not the sole provence of the Democrats in office but can be found on both sides of the aisle in Congress and in the massive Federal bureaucracy consisting of agencies within our government. As long as the electorate in America remains apathetic and does not insist that our laws are to be enforced we open ourselves and this country up to corruption for which we must bear the expense. An expense not only in the form of dollars but in the loss of our very liberty. Corruption by any other name still stinks.

Parasites and Politicians

By: Richard H. Frank

Just over one week remains until the American electorate goes to the polls to cast their votes in the 2014 midterm elections. For many of us that ascribe to the principles enumerated in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence this may be the last bastion for turning the tide of big government from the path of tyranny that has been pursued by the Obama administration over the past six years.

Over the past six years we have witnessed the Federal Government imposing the socialist Progressive ideology of Barack Obama and his abject followers. Congress, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, used every parliamentary maneuver at its disposal to thwart the opposition to their policies by the conservatives in Congress including bribery and collusion with members of Congress to pass their agenda. When faced with the prospect of filibuster by the opposition to stop the relentless march toward establishing “statism” to replace our “Representative Republic” Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option in the Senate to move Obama’s agenda forward. That coupled with executive actions taken by the President has forced private institutions to seek status and bring legal action to thwart the unconstitutional grab for power by the Executive Branch of Government.

Given the lack of interest and apathetic nature of the electorate in America today, more interested in social media and satisfaction of their perceived entitlements, I fear the die may be cast for the eventual dissolution of this once great Republic. Should history prove to predict the outcome of the midterm elections less than 30% of the eligible legal voters determine the fate of the nation. The uninformed, uneducated voter will once again cast his vote simply by name recognition, party affiliation or the candidate that promises to deliver the biggest entitlement. Unfortunately, this amounts to parasites voting for parasites to suck the life blood from this country in the name of fairness.

Before you decide whether you need to go to the polls on November 4th take a few minutes and reflect upon what has occurred over the past six years in America. We have reelected a President that repeatedly and systematically lied to us about virtually every issue that has plagued the nation. When he has been caught in a lie he fanes surprise and shock with a promise to investigate and hold those responsible and accountable for their actions. Weather it is Obamacare, Benghazi, the IRS targeting scandal, the VA, Fast and Furious or the cooked numbers for jobs created and unemployment the message from Obama and the Democrats is always the same. Never admit they were wrong and never accept responsibility so long as they can blame George Bush for their having inherited the crisis in the first place.

Now is the time for real change. Not Hope and Change as promised by Barack Obama, but real change to return to limited central government of, by and for the people based upon free-market principles with limited regulation by the Washington bureaucrats. A government where the 10th amendment is held sacred and the States determine their own destiny and not the Federal Government. A government whose first responsibility is to protect its citizens from threats foreign and domestic and not to dominate and control the very existence if its people. And lastly a government having the maturity to impose term limits on its elected members to purge itself once and forever of the professional political parasites that make a career out of sustaining themselves by sucking on the teat of office in the pretense of service to the country.

So if you are among the 30% or less that will venture to the voting booth on November 4th ask yourself if you want to continue along the path to becoming a European Socialist Nation trapped in never-ending decline or returning to a vibrant America with a future of economic growth, prosperity and freedom for generations yet to come. The Choice is yours to make. Choose wisely.

Disdain for Americans and Military Once Again on Display

by Jayne Frank

I watched with sadness as we started our “air strike campaign” against ISIS terrorists in Syria last evening; sad because it should have been done a year ago and also sad because this action is going nowhere without a decisive plan by this President to get these terrorists on the ground. Referred to as “cockroaches” this morning by a military commentator, ISIS and other terrorists will just move from place to place after bombing strikes and who is going to go after them?

This morning, late again as usual and anxious to “get out of Dodge” Barack Obama came to the White House microphone for less than 5 minutes and with all the resolve and patriotism of a gnat. So ashamed was I of his dispassion and his obvious disgust that he was dragged into doing something by the Military. There was not an ounce of genuine caring for the American people in his man’s voice. He is now on his way to the UN where he feels much more at ease trying to be the leader of everyone else’s country.

The only thing I got out of his speech was the veiled reference to “we work better when we work together” which was a reference, I believe, to the at least 5 Generals in our Military who have stated that this air campaign is doomed to fail unless we back our airmen up with Intelligence on the ground with American Special Operations troops.

The mid-term elections will be a resounding disapproval vote against Barack Obama’s foreign and domestic policies, and in 2016 Americans will make sure another Alinsky-inspired Democrat does not again get placed in the highest Office in our land. I just hope that what we all fear does not come true that ISIS wins over this current meager fight of ours against terrorism.

Obama’s Speech on the NSA – Like Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic to Avoid the Iceberg

by Richard H. Frank

Today President Obama spent the first 20 minutes of his speech lecturing us on the nation’s need for intelligence since the Revolutionary War up to and including the attack upon the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Five minutes into his first shaking finger-pointing lecture I wondered just how stupid he thinks “We the People” really are.

Every thinking American understands that our nation’s security and spying on our enemy is not only necessary but paramount in protecting us and our families against the unthinkable; a nuclear attack on some U.S. city or major event. In fact, We the People also know that it is one of the few authorities that the President has been delegated by an Amendment to the Constitution. Additionally, we are aware that in today’s cyber world intercepting communications between potential enemies, foreign or domestic, must be part of our arsenal for use by the NSA. The balance, however, between protecting individuals against unreasonable search and seizure (the 4th Amendment of our Constitution) and providing for the nation’s security was not dealt with in Obama’s lengthy speech today. He danced all around the topic but never directly addressed the wholesale collection of our telephone and text messaging by the NSA. He expects us to believe that only telephone numbers associated with suspected terrorist activities and those contacting those numbers are examined for trends and suspicious frequencies without access to the actual conversations or texts themselves. His claim that the investigation of the NSA by his Administration has found no instance where access to our communications have been unlawfully violated. That statement is worth as much as his saying “If you like your health care plan you can keep it.” He also never mentioned what was going to happen with the multi-million square foot data storage compound being built in Utah by the NSA if they were in fact going to stop collecting all this data and outsource much of it.

Now listen to his proposed changes:

1. A Presidential Directive to every agency having access to our information that in essence must not house that access.

2. That the NSA will continue to collect data on every America but not store that data by the Government with a caveat that the Government will look at the data collected when it needs to.

3. He would appoint yet another Commission of public advocates to determine and make recommendations on where and how the data mined was to be stored.

4. Congress in consultation with Attorney General Eric Holder would determine what changes require a Legislative action in order to be Constitutional.

5. He was requiring annual updates by the NSA and Holder on the status of implementation of its proposals and directives.

6. Lastly his Presidential Directive made off-limits spying on foreign leaders of our allies.

Some in the mainstream media, Democrats in Congress and Obama’s Administration will hail this speech as a major initiative to keep America safe while protecting our Constitutional rights to privacy.

In fact it was none of the above but just another diversion to distract the public from those “phony scandals” according to Obama like the IRS, Obamacare, the NSA spying scandal and Benghazi which he hopes to bury once and for all.

Everything he said today is virtually meaningless since nothing will change in the end. It’s all about Obama attempting to shroud the truth from us using tactics from his most “transparent administration” in history. This speech is akin to the analogy of “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” in hopes of avoid the iceberg.

Three cheers for Barack Pinocchio Obama and his Administration of half-truths!

When That 3:00 am Call Came ….

by Richard H. Frank

Remember the political ad run by Hillary Clinton’s campaign against Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Primary? The ad questioned who “we the People” would want to answer the call at 3:00 a.m. when it finally came – Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama?

That fateful day came on September 11, 2012, not at 3:00 a.m. but at approximately 3:00 pm from Benghazi to the Pentagon and within the hour reportedly to Barack Obama and also Hillary Clinton.

The subject of that call was confirmation that the attack on the Consulate in Benghazi was indeed a terrorist attack. Yet the President with Hillary Clinton standing at a his side confidently asserted the attack resulted from a spontaneous uprising in protest of a video mocking the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. These contrived lies were reinforced by members of the Obama Administration for over three months before they abandoned the myth. The ARM Report commissioned by Hillary Clinton was the final attempt on the part of then Obama Administration to whitewash the entire affair. Finally, when Secretary Clinton was questioned during a public Congressional Committee, she asserted “What difference at this point does it make?”

Well, for those of us paying attention, it really does matter. If the best we can do is to elect people like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to be the individual in charge when that 3:00 a.m. call comes in, May God have mercy on us all.

When our President and Secretary of State consider their political futures and elections more important than protecting our diplomats and military personnel, they have no moral or legitimate right to hold office in this Republic.

Sixteen months after the fact we still don’t know where President Obama and Hillary Clinton were and what they were doing for the hours following this orchestrated attack on American soil in a foreign country.

Politics over principle seems to be the ideology of the entire Obama Administration and the partisan divide present in the U.S. Senate. The Obama government is not only incompetent but the most corrupt administration seen in my lifetime. Yet many Americans just don’t seem to care so long as their individual lives are not impacted by the actions of those they elect to public office. Like a frog placed in a pot of cold water on a stove, they remain content in their ignorance until the water temperature reaches the boiling point and they can no longer escape. The very freedoms our military fought and died for are now in jeopardy due to the ideology of individuals like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. “We the People” can and must do better when making choices for those that will lead this nation in the future.

“Working Towards the Führer”

by Richard H. Frank

I never thought in the 75th year of my life I would bear witness to the destruction of America as I have known it. Barack Obama and his administration, aided by loyalists such as Harry Reid and the Democratic-controlled Senate, have done more to “fundamentally change America” in a mere five years than the Communists could achieve in 50 years of the Cold War.

The hypocrisy demonstrated by Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid and the endless list of Democrats who bitterly opposed the threat of invoking the nuclear option by Republicans in 2005 as a power grab is astounding. Now in 2013 with the President under pressure from vulnerable Senate progressives seeking re-election in 2014 and the fallout for his deliberate lying to America on Obamacare, he endorses the use of the nuclear option to save his Presidency by Harry Reid. You cannot help but make comparisons to the loosely organized, highly effective propaganda machine that surrounded Hitler and guaranteed his agenda.

Congress and We the People have stood by and watched as the President trampled the Constitution over and over again and usurped Constitutional powers specifically reserved for Congress. He refuses to enforce laws he considers contrary to his ideology and imposes his will to rewrite laws he is sworn to uphold.

For those of us that are students of history the parallels between Barack Obama and his administration’s rise to power are frighteningly similar to that of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party. When Obama’s agenda is stifled by the Minority in Congress, the majority, like a child unable to get its’ way Obama suddenly defends changing Senate Rules that have been in effect for over 200 years to allow a simple Majority vote of 51 Senators to approve Judicial Appointments instead of the traditional Super Majority required in the Federalist Papers by our Founders.

If allowed to stand, the nuclear option will surely be extended to passage of any legislation and ultimately to Supreme Court appointments. This action by the Senate virtually eliminates the voice of the Minority in the Senate from demanding debate on Presidential appointments. Obama and his loyalists will go on to push through ill-conceived legislation on a whole myriad of topics such as amnesty, redistribution of assets, gun control and climate and energy, all designed to finish Obama’s vision of his “fundamental change.”

The list of Constitutional abuses by Barack Obama and his Administration goes on and on from his use of Executive Orders to Rules and Regulations imposed by various Governmental agencies by unelected political appointees and career bureaucrats that adversely restrict economic growth and rob every citizen of our unalienable rights.

I, like many Americans, believe in the tenants of our Representative Republic and have championed using the ballot box as the vehicle to take back our Country from the sinister group of Alinsky progressive liberals and their socialist agenda. However, I am no longer certain We the People can wait for the two and four-year election cycle to change the makeup of Congress such that checks and balances can be maintained to prevent Obama’s quest to “fundamentally change America!”

We the People should embark upon an immediate PETITION DRIVE TO RECALL every Senator that voted in favor of the nuclear option. The message must be sent now in a loud clear voice that unless the Senate Rule for a Super Majority vote is reinstated that those responsible for supporting the nuclear option are in peril of RECALL notwithstanding their status in the upcoming 2014 mid-term elections.

The argument that the only way to break gridlock in Washington is to eliminate the threat of filibuster in the Senate and move the Administration’s agenda forward is the nuclear option is fallacious. A perfect example is how devastating legislation such as the “Affordable Care Act” or “Obamacare” is passed using a simple majority vote by manipulating the Senate Rules.

We have a Federal Government and an Administration completely out of control and out of touch with We the People. The action taken by the Senate on November 21, 2013 is one more nail in the coffin of our Representative Republic and the move to a European-style democracy where mob rule replaces the Rule of Law.