ON HOLD -- FOR NOW

 P. R. Goughnour

In 2016 we shocked the world by defeating the Liberal Democrats and taking the first step toward restoring American greatness after eight miserable years of the left wing Obama Administration.

And since we won the White House, president Trump has been delivering on the promises he made to the American people. Now our challenge is to KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

Unfortunately the fake news media, the delusional Democrats, and the insider swamp aren't interested in talking about how much better our country is doing now. The fact is, the Democrats have had one goal since Election Day 2016 -- to impeach Trump.

But president Trump has faith that you have been keeping track of his record of successes in the face of the impeachment charade and the fiercest opposition since DAY ONE of any Administration ever.

Since Trump was sworn in as our President, unemployment has hit a 50 year low. In a strong sign of how well our economy is doing, for the first time in history there are more jobs available than there are people seeking work and jobless claims are the lowest they have been in 45 years. He has slashed job-killing regulations to the point where he's cut 22 regulations for every new one created.

Internationally he has advanced free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to protect American workers and end decades of destructive trade policies, including withdrawing from the terrible Trans-Pacific Partnership, replacing failed NAFTA with a new, fair USMCA agreement, and targeting China's unfair trade policies.

But today all these good things have been put on hold for a time while we all fight the invasion of this terrible invisible killer.

What Do Democrats Fear in Donald Trump? Greatness

By J. B. Shurk

James Carville says Trump is the greatest threat to America since the fall of communism. It is easy to laugh away such a declaration, but I think there is an invaluable truth expressed. Trump is as important in stature as the United  States’ most formidable military and political opponent of the twentieth century. Trumpism as an ideological force has the mass and acceleration of a Soviet Empire that threatened to conquer the world. Nobody speaks about the Bush Doctrine in such terms. Nobody confuses the Obama Doctrine or the Carter Doctrine as projecting that kind of power. Yet here we are, just three years after the election, and somehow the belittled and mocked hotel owner from Queens has stumbled into creating a movement that matches in strength and potency what took Marx, Lenin and Stalin over a century to perfect. Consider the fear that Carville and his ilk must harbor about what is to come.

What does he see that makes him tremble so? In a word, greatness.

How could he not? When you see a man being endlessly  ridiculed and scorned brush off those insults with ease and smile back, you know something is different. When you watch a 6’3” sack of energy bustling across the stage four or more times a day in suit and tie before tens of thousands of spectators watching his every move, and he seems more rested and comfortable than the press gallery a third his age, you know you haven’t seen this before. When his enemies spend years using his combined forces of corporate media, the legal system, and the intelligence agencies to dispose of him one way or another, and the man responds with an off-the-cuff one-liner that shows he could not care less, you know you are dealing with something rare.

Carville hates the man because he knows what he is. Donald Trump is a world-historical figure. He is not merely a part of history; he is an agent warping it with his own gravity. His ideas and actions represent  a firm break from the prevailing paradigms of the past. His is an original voice arguing aggressively against the status quo. If everything about this movement feels different that’s because it is. We are all witnesses to history’s play, but few generations see a world-historical figure ascend to its stage.

The media are blind to the moment, but future historians will see. Almost everything in the public sphere is now defined in relation to Donald Trump.

He stood on the dais during his inauguration and practically said, “See all these Republicans and Democrats and their great plans for our country? I’m going to destroy them all and burn down most of what they’ve built since World War II.” No wonder both sides joined hands with the Deep State and attempted to do by coup what Hillary could not. Winning the American  presidency is one thing, but shining a bright light on what the American  government has become is something else entirely.

Consider how many powerful ideas Donald Trump has cast into the national consciousness. He has exposed both major parties  as social globalist cults more concerned with government health care and foreign nation-building than a policy for American freedom. He has exposed how free trade can never be free when based on slave labor. He has exposed how the silent destruction of towns across the Midwest came not from China’s comparative advantage, but from American companies’ use of slavery by proxy. He has redirected investment away from Wall Street and toward Main Street for the first time in over thirty years and has unleashed three decades’ worth of pent up entrepreneurial energy in the very towns long deemed dead. He has questioned how the federal government can have any legitimacy if it fails at enforcing its very own immigration laws.

Not one Nobel laureate imagined this American renaissance of GDP and stock market surge, record-low unemployment, wage growth, and low inflation in one bubbling cauldron. It took a change agent. Not one foreign policy mandarin suggested unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit of the American oil man in order to destroy our enemies’ power over us permanently. It took a change agent. Not one State Department official questioned why the United States was still subsidizing Europe’s generous socialist welfare system seventy years after WWII. It took a change agent. Nobody wondered why we were enriching China at our own expense and preparing for a world where a communist dictator would lead. It took Donald Trump.

Without worry or apology, Donald Trump stands before the world with a giant mirror, and the world does not like what it sees. At a time when Western governments have found common cause with murderous  dictators in demanding limits to free speech and free minds, Donald Trump goes to Poland and excoriates European socialism as the newest iteration of human bondage. He celebrates the very Western civilization that the West now works to bury. More than anyone on the world stage, he argues for individual freedom as the indispensable ingredient for civilization itself and free nation as the essential bulwark against international governance and tyranny. In speech after speech across the globe, he stands alone and pushes back against the weight of history’s currents.

The world has noticed. It is Donald Trump to whom Nigerian Christians turn for survival from Islamic terror. It is Donald Trump who has strengthened Israel by keeping promises his predecessors lacked the fortitude to see through. It is Donald Trump whose name is often whispered by freedom-fighters in Venezuela, whose American flag is respected by regime  protesters in Iran, and whose image is waved by  thousands demanding freedom in Hong Kong. Nobody clamoring for freedom is waving pictures of Angela Merkel in the air, but in Hong Kong and Taiwan, a photo-shopped image of Donald Trump as Rocky Balboa is easy to find. At a time when the German chancellor argues for limiting free expression, those people most desperate to escape China’s yoke see the American president as the only fighter who might help set them free. He is our American president, but he belongs to the world now, too.

Because he is actively working to destroy entrenched ideas and institutions, his opposition is clear-eyed and equally aggressive. Rather than the traditional political tug-of-war that pits adverse interests against each other without significant movement toward any direction, President Trump as a world-historical driver of change is engaging in pitched battle with winner-takes-all stakes.

Whether he ultimately succeeds in shifting various equilibriums is irrelevant to his role in history. In victory or defeat, he represents a firm marker against which past and future events will be viewed. What his fiercest adversaries are only now realizing is that Trump has shifted the trajectory of history permanently. He is not operating on their terms; they are all actors in the Trump Era.

How do you go up against an era? That’s like going up against a season. Whether you like it or not, summer and winter are with us. No wonder James Carville is afraid.

 

2nd District Convention

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
 
Clear Creek Amana High School
551 West Marengo Rd
Tiffin, IA 52340


From Joni Ernst

 USMCA, China Phase One, and the Japan trade deals are BIG wins for Iowa Jobs and Bigger Paychecks that lift all of our communities.

Helped secure funding to dredge the Mississippi River Ship Channel from 45 to 50 feet and fighting to get rapid Bio-Diesel Tax Credit Processing.

President Trump hit it out of the park with the best State of the Union Address I have ever seen.

It's not even close -- America IS better off than we were four years ago.

Democrats want to roll back all the Trump progress as they try to institute a government takeover of our economic, health care, and education systems.

They want to hand out "paychecks" to able-bodied people who refuse to work and send illegals to the front of the line while you pay for their medical treatment, and bankrupt the country. They want to let students walk away from loans they asked for and sticking you with the tab.It's all upside down.

These socialist ideas are absolutely disrespectful to all the Americans like you who have worked hard and played by the rules with no short cuts. The Left just wants the older generations to be quiet and get out of the way while their retirements get drained to pay for their massive giveaways.

Let's win the Senate and help President Trump over the top in Iowa.

Joni


 

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