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Stand for America

Former US Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has started up “Stand for America” to fight for American culture/values, border security, foreign policy, public safety, term limits and to tackle the scourge of “I’m the boss” AOC style socialism. It looks to be very much like why Advance Australia is trying to do down under.

It was always a question of what she would do in her next gig. CM doubts she’ll struggle to raise a lot of donations to support her cause. As an American Sikh woman she also, frustratingly for the Democrats, ticks the identity/diversity box.

Still think she would make a great candidate for POTUS in 2024.

4 more years

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Start laughing. It is ok. It is the same thing heard time and time again since forecasting it back in mid-2015. Yes, at this rate he is staring at another 4 years should his health hold out. This week capped off yet another mad push for so called ‘progressive’ (regressive) values will only drive the wedge of division ever deeper. People are growing sick and tired of being told how they must think. When liberal TV host Bill Maher admits openly that “Democrats, this movement to childproof the world has made Republicans the party of freedom and Democrats the party of poopers.” you know they are in trouble. Yet they can’t help being victims. Have you already forgotten how the liberals turned on Rachel Maddow over the tax returns? Yet one can guess they won’t run a more centrist candidate like Bill Clinton in 2020 but one pushing the thresholds of the identity kit. If they can find a genderless Dreamer who was raised by a North Korean Muslim lesbian couple they’ll have their ‘person’.

Sure liberals can celebrate the admission of girls into the Boy Scouts. It will probably become Scouts of America where tying knots will be replaced with wearing a rainbow scarf, learning gender fluidity while being banned from rubbing two sticks together to make fire because it is harmful to the environment.  No doubt they’ll learn the correct use of genderless pronouns which in reality will be of high value because the State of California would sooner jail citizens for incorrect use of language than properly vetting illegal immigrants. By the way how silent has the media been now that the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 to approve the revised travel ban? No matter how one might hate it or view its insensitivity, many of those that voted for him will happily chalk it up as a win. He ran that as part of his election campaign. Get over it.

Of course celebrating  Columbus Day 2017 was yet another chance to bash colonialists for things that modern day descendants had nothing to do with.  The City of Detroit wants to replace it with Indigenous People’s Day. Well truth be told that Michiganites born in America are indeed indigenous. We had this debate in Australia this year where socialist and Greens city councils in the Marxist state of Victoria went beyond their remit of collecting rubbish and keeping park amenities clean by announcing they would be scrapping Australia Day. Instead of asking their 240,000 residents for their opinion they rigged a poll by asking 80 activists and even then couldn’t muster more than 60% in favour of their preferred name of ‘Invasion Day’. Talk of pathetic when they can’t even get all of the victims onside. Yet the mayor of one of the councils decided to speak down to those who couldn’t accept it by telling them they lacked ‘education’. The irony was that many prominent aborigines are in favour of Australia Day because it celebrates togetherness and how far the nation has come rather than rake over coals that happened  230 years ago. Yet the socialists made out that calling it Australia Day for aborigines was the equivalent to the Jews as Germans celebrating ‘Holocaust Day’. Seriously?

This year statues of former Confederate generals like Robert E Lee sparked outrage when nary we heard a peep beforehand. Even people like basketball legend Charles Barkley said he has never driven past any statues and associated them with any excuse to grieve today. So once again Australia copied suit. Calling for the removal of statues of Captain James Cook, Governors Phillip and Macquarie, because they weren’t discoverers and settlers but ‘invaders’. Yet liberals will happily find this as another excuse to play the victim by erasing the history they don’t like. Get rid of the statues and it won’t be long before the next victim case arrives in the in-tray to protest over. Once again, people are tired of the lectures. Sick of being told they should feel guilty for things they had no control over because they weren’t even born at the time. How can we possibly move forward if they’re forever wanting people not responsible for things to apologize and be wracked with guilt? Move on!

Then we have had the NFL saga. The original BLM protest started by Kaepernick kneeling has been so diluted from its original purpose that the controversial quarterback promises to stand during the anthem if he can have a multi million dollar contract again. The initial shirt fronting bluster of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has turned into a 180 degree retreat after Trump tweeted about considering cutting the generous tax breaks the league receives. Money talks greater than protests in the end. Fans were sick of the in their face protests when they wanted to unwind in front of the ball game. While progressives scream the right to ‘freedom of speech’, fans merely exercised freedom of consumption – burning memorabilia and season tickets. The very money that pays the multi million dollar salaries of the players have a right to get what they handed over their hard earned dollars for. Even if they want to draw attention to a worthy cause do fans require it drilled into them every game? This is the problem with the left. It bangs on incessantly that it ends turning people off. I have not heard of fans complaining of any players protesting on their own time. Whether we like it or not, NFL players are employees. If any of us took a knee to our boss who told us to manage a difficult account you shouldn’t be surprised if you’re demoted or worse. It is not a violation of free speech. It is dissent – pure and simple. Just like those openly using tax-payer funded websites to vilify their boss. Once again, send a mail to your boss cc-ing the firm and tell him or her what a complete jerk they are and see how long you last.

Now we have Weinstein. Liberal celebrities are trying to cover up their own impropriety (Affleck, Kimmel et al) post the exposure of ‘one of their own’ by turning on POTUS. There has been tweet and post after post on Trump’s ‘p*ssy grab’ tape (which by the way he was elected in full knowledge of voters) being just as bad as Weinstein. While once can cry foul that these are double standards to OK the president but vilify Weinstein for disrespecting women, his legion of followers have more of an issue with Hollywood hypocrites try to push their heightened sense of values on them when they so blatantly hid a monster that served their lavish lives. The deplorables are sick of these liberals lecturing them. It is not a question of who is worse – Trump or Weinstein- but having actors talk down to them in such sanctimonious fashion.

Then it was only a few weeks back that Michelle Obama was bludgeoning American women for obeying their husbands at the polling booth and abandoning the ‘sisters’. Does Mrs Obama honestly believe she will sway female Trump voters back to being Democrats by calling out their supposed lack of intelligence. What a slap in the face to all women to have her patronize them. I do not recall her making those sweeping statements to get a woman in the Oval Office when Hillary ran against her husband in 2008?

So the only message to liberals is that if they want to get rid of the President then they ought to pay attention to all of the things which cost them the election in 2016. If anything they’ve amplified the noise which turned people away in droves. One can see the 2020 election campaign by the Democrats. It will crank up victimhood, identity politics and focus on trying to get people married to the state. Isn’t it telling that Trump said if politicians don’t want to overhaul Obamacare then they can switch from a bountiful taxpayer healthcare plan to the system they are resisting  change – how silent they’ve become…then again how many from both sides of the house are on the payroll of big pharmaceutical companies…? This is the thing – it is no longer GOP vs Democrats – both are not behind POTUS. If he ran as an independent he’d win.

The way the liberals can win is to encourage open, rational debate (like the Trump rally which gave their stage to BLM protestors to wonderfully unify them on many levels), allow conservatives to speak on campus on issues without causing trigger warnings, micro aggression and safe spaces and to refrain from shoving every political issue in the electorate’s face at every opportunity.  Failure to do so will practically guarantee a return of the incumbent in 2020. All the signs point to an even bigger defeat. Keep up the good work. The only fear is that any the rate your expending grievances you may run out of things to moan about when the next 4 years eventually arrive.

Poverty Rates & the 2008/2016 Election Outcomes

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Here is a chart which tabulates the poverty levels by state and the 2008 election result. Undoubtedly the GFC had brought calamity to many and Obama romped home. This is what it looked like in 2016.

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When put side by side the evidence is clearer. The rise in inequality switched states won by the Dems in 2008 back to Republican in 2016. While much noise is made about the ‘economic legacy’ of the past 8 years marking a sub 5% unemployment rate the sad reality is that only three states saw a decline in poverty as a % of population since 2009 – Colorado, South Dakota and North Dakota.

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Rising inequality is an inescapable feature. All the states that swung from Democrat in 2008 to Republican in 2016 experienced increased poverty, both in percentage of population terms and absolute numbers. As we can clearly see, the Republican states have been some of the worst in terms of poverty levels. In asbsolute numbers we see the state of impoverishment as follows in 2014 (note these stats were published by the Census Bureau in late 2016.

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Whitelash? While Democrat heartlands California & NY have higher populations, we note the growth rate in poverty between 2000 and 2014 weighs in Republican heartlands.

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Looking at the % growth since Obama took office and the rates kept climbing in absolute numbers. although ironically at higher rates in Democrat states such as Nevada, Delaware, Rhode Island, California, New Jersey and Hawaii.

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Is it any wonder Americans want their country back before it is too late. Sure Trump has a lot of undesirable traits but these results show how 16 years of establishment rule failed the people and something that is out of the box is welcomed much more than many in the mainstream media are prepared to admit.

The DNC is all about Victimology & Hypocrisy

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It seems everyone is a victim at the DNC. Whether the farcical promotion of illegal immigrants on day one. Or feminists with a “chronic reproductive illness (presumably code for lesbian)” on Day 2. Victimology is a DNC trump (no pun intended) card. Even Michelle Obama talked of her kids playing in the White House gardens which was built by slaves. Victimology at every turn. To turn the argument on its head hasn’t America ticked the diversity box by democratically electing a black President twice? I’m not saying America doesn’t have race issues in certain quarters but isn’t that proof of the pudding? Hillary as a white woman should by rights have a less challenging climb to the top job over a rival Obama called “orange”given their proposition.

I increasingly worry as a heterosexual white male that I fail the Democratic identity kit therefore making me a victim. Perhaps I should become a confused bisexual Muslim and colour my skin like Rachel Dolezal to get multiple free kicks from the diversity brigade. It’s pathetic. Even former Aussie PM Julia Gillard has weighed in to support Hillary Clinton with the gender bias garbage. Julia Gillard was criticized harshly during her term because she was plain hopeless. She was the first female Prime Minister never to be elected twice. But oh how she played the gender card. Her party promoted her beyond her abilities. A fact and ZERO to do with gender. Quite frankly if a female leader must resort to using the gender card she’s not fit for office. One of my favorite speeches was the no confidence motion passed against Thatcher in 1990. She single handedly smashed every Labour MP’s questions in such a demolition job that she joked their weakness made them “ladies”. She used her gender as a weapon showing it was irrelevant. I encourage everyone to listen. The most impressive PMQ I’ve ever ever heard. Link here. It was such a drubbing she even remarked “I’m enjoying this!” That is GIRL POWER! It makes Micelle Obama’s speech look amateur by comparison. The eloquence, intelligence and wit.

This constant pandering to minorities is such rubbish. Why aren’t these politicians talking about real issues? The world economy is set to plunge off a cliff and the DNC is roping in celebrities, arguably the most out of touch people on the planet, to tell us why voting for Hillary Clinton is the right thing to do. How could the growing financially oppressed take an in and out of rehab multi millionaire celebrity’s endorsement? These idiots are babbling over their crises and taking every opportunity to raise their own dwindling profiles through the media circus surrounding the DNC. People aren’t atupid.

No, the Dems have to champion Victimology! One could hardly call Hillary Clinton a victim given she got let off by the FBI in such a brazen rigged  fashion. That her own party’s chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was behind the deliberate shafting of an old man of her faith even using their religion to undermine him. The height of hypocrisy yet Clinton hired her to join her campaign. Double down on the hypocrisy yet claim victimology at all the Sanders supporters that booed her.

So the DNC also bangs on about  sexual orientation which is frankly irrelevant. I and I’m sure many others don’t need to know what people wish to do in the bedroom. Obama has spent so much time ramming transgender bathrooms in schools and removing gender titles in the military which is overwhelmingly male. As a citizen I want my military to have fangs not hold special LGBTQIA pride days. If I asked for a white heterosexual pride day I’d be instantly branded a bigot. The diversity crew need to wake up to the fact that the more Victimology goes on the more minorities are created who end up wanting to maintain that status given all the preferential treatment it accrues.

Diversity creates the exact opposite of what it intends. It divides and categorizes. If I want to fill in a job application now I wonder if electing LGBT on my form will bump me up the priority list so companies can hit diversity quotas. The diversity garbage I read regularly on LinkedIn by Unilever CEO Polman would turn me instantly off as a shareholder. By the very championing of his diversity bias I am confident they aren’t hiring the best but the most diverse. All I want as a shareholder is my board maximizing returns. If the best results are brought through 100% women based on meritocracy I’m all for it.

We’ve strayed a tad off topic but the point to be made to to the DNC is that ‘diversity’ is not what the growing number of destitute and battlers want. They want security, stability and prosperity not fluffy ideals that prevent it.

So keep wheeling in the celebrities, minoroties, feminists, LGBT activists at the DNC and drive the disaffected further into Trump’s grasp. Yes, you’re really that out of touch with your constituents. They may be uneducated but they can see straight through the diversity and victimology because they are the ones most in need of support not platitudes! If you get rapturous applause within a DNC don’t think they speak for the whole.

The irony is Trump has the highest support of blacks, Hispanics and gays of any Republican candidate in history. Makes you think why would the people most stereotypically likely to want diversity choose to back a racist, bigoted misogynist? I can’t work it out either! Maybe because they see his authenticity behind the brashness.