Are our representatives off their meds?
Perhaps the best place to start here, before taking a deep dive into the political madness that seems to be sweeping our country, would be the recent threat by several states to keep the President off the 2020 ballot. The reason they cite as cause for their action? President Trump has not released his tax and financial records. This one will probably have to play out in the courts with the only winners being the lawyers. There is no legal requirement anywhere in Federal law for him to do so—the decision is strictly his. The only thing that this man did was win an election. Not liking a man does not disqualify him.
I believe it's called Trump Derangement Syndrome—T.D.S.
Never before has the idiom about the inmates running the asylum been more appropriately applied than it is today. We have a group running The United States House of Representatives that is completely incapable of running any group or organization much less occupying their current capacities as representatives of the American people. Have you ever taken a comprehensive look at some of what they are proposing?
One of them, a 29-year old former bartender from New York City, has offered her 'Green New Deal' to save the planet which is questionably in danger in the first place. According to this young women we have only 12 years to spend about $93 trillion and save us all.
Her suggestion would essentially eliminate all air travel and gasoline engines, require the re-fitting of all buildings in America, eliminate all petroleum based products, crush an economy, destroy jobs—and, would only cost taxpayers $600,000 per household. Not to be outdone by this young upstart from New York City, Bill De Blasio, the mayor of that city, has proposed the elimination of skyscrapers, steel and glass in building, and demands the retrofitting of buildings and the elimination of hotdogs and processed meats.
Another member is a young female refugee from Somalia who, from her statements and positions, seems to hate the United States and everything about this country. One has to ask “how the hell can something like this
happen” until one examines the demographic profile of her home state of Minnesota.
Remember the discussions we've had about the tribalization of America?
Frankly, Ilhan Omar is so anti-Semitic that she should have been forced to resign from Congress over her positions and uninformed brand of hate speech. Rashida Talib, another Muslim who hales from Michigan, is known for spouting opinions that are filled with profane speech and inane in their content.
One can always count on California when there is such “a gathering of eagles?” such as our representatives in the U.S. House. Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff, Kamala Harris, Eric Swalwell and Diane Feinstein supply plenty of material for those who identify California as the land of nuts, fruits and flakes. One of the great things about it, we here in California can almost always count of left-wing politicos ranging from here in the state to federal levels to do and say really dumb things.
Two of these judgement-impaired politicians have offered to share their expertise with the entire country by running for President.
I've examined their records for accomplishments and while finding nothing that Swalwell has done beyond threatening the Second Amendment or Donald Trump every time he opens his mouth; Kamala Harris has distinguished herself by having an affair with Willie Brown who was another font of corrupt politics; and Adam Schiff features his own brand of idiocy.
A true representation of their thoughts involves the “For The People act of 2019,” which is nothing more than a goodie basket of newly discovered rights and privileges being extended to illegals. This bit of chicanery with it's traditionally soft title is anything but what that title implies. It's framed to provide voting rights to illegals and, as if the voting process hasn't already become corrupt, moves parts of the American election to the internet. Now, we're all aware of just how secure that would make the entire scheme.
Even after being demonstrably shown that the Russians changed no votes and had little to do with the outcome of American elections in 2016 beyond running a few ads on Facebook, denial of results continues.
It's already been passed by the House but should have no hope in the Senate. The effort in reading this piece of garbage is well worth one's time. It should provide conclusive evidence of where this new group would like to take this country.
The election is still somewhat distant but now is the time to become actively involved. One political party has roughly a score of candidates who are all trying to outdo each other with the leftward lurch lunacy. Some in the other party are doing everything they can to assure this strong economy and low unemployment continues beyond the 2020 election.
However, there are a few in that second party—Mitt Romney comes to mind—who, for whatever reason, refuse to support the President and his precedent setting administration. We can only assume it's because they want the media to like them, want to be invited to all the parties in Washington, have no spine or principals or are just downright jealous. We suspect it just might be a combination.
But, as always, that's only one man's opinion.
In addition to the Sanger Herald, Publisher Fred Hall oversees two other Mid Valley Publishing newspapers - Reedley Exponent, and Dinuba Sentinel. He can be contacted by phone at (559) 638-2244 or by email at email@example.com.