In 1991, at the end of Desert Storm, a 19 yr old US Army Cavalry Scout Private who had just spent 8 months at war sat out on a street at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. He sat there on his duffle bag with his Battalion around him for 4 days waiting for the buses to come and take him to the King Fahad Airport so he could go home. Unfortunately, the politicians of the day never planned for how to bring so many soldiers home after the war ended so there was a shortage of planes. Politicians are great at talking, but terrible at doing. Finally, the buses came, and took the young man to the airport. The planes waiting were from Tower Air. The owner of Tower Air had volunteered his planes and staff to bring soldiers home for the cost of fuel only. Happily, the young veteran got home just in time for Easter weekend in 1991, and spent that time emotionally healing with friends and family surrounding him. That Private was me. The Airline owner Donald J Trump. That is why I will vote Trump. Loyalty for loyalty, respect for respect. Any questions?
Written by Ron Knouse
YES! I KNOW TRUMP TALKS LIKE MY FRIEND VINNY, THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER! I worked a fair number of years as a laborer in construction both before and after Vietnam. My dad took me to work with him while in high school and before my freshman year at UMass, Amherst. When I got home from Vietnam I worked another two years in construction. So, forgive me if I understand the coarse language of the billionaire, builder Trump. I MUST ADMIT MY FIRST CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY DROPPED OUT!
I loved the humble, yet amazing genius of Dr. Ben Carson. What an amazing problem solver he would have made as the president.
Then, I look at the bombastic Donald Trump. Yet, would you believe The Donald has a history of silent generosity? Note the story above. Two others I am aware of may not be confirmed by any source, but they came to my ears from the principals in both situations:
A small construction firm, with 24 employees, was named as a creditor in one of Trumps bankrupt casinos. The owner was out of his mind with worry, because he couldn’t pay his workers. He contacted Trump and explained his dilemma. The answer came the next day when a messenger delivered the amount listed in the bankruptcy out of Trump’s personal account.
The other incident I am aware of is more dramatic, but just as generous, if not more so! Trump heard about a family that was about to lose their farm. The head of household committed suicide thinking the insurance would help his family save the farm. However, the suicide clause gave the insurance company the out they always have for themselves. The insurance did not cover suicide, so without the head of household, the family was going to be tossed into the street. I’m not sure of the amount or details, but Trump bailed this family out and they were able to keep their farm.
So, yes, Trump is a narcissist, like Obama! The difference, Obama wouldn’t even help out his half-brother in Kenya, when he was in need. Trump has a lifetime of achievement, generosity and job creation for 10’s of thousands of people We all know Hillary is also a narcissist that only looks out for her own best interests. In fact, in my opinion, she is a crook!
If the American people go for the ruinous socialism of Bernie Sanders, kiss America good bye!
We are left with three choices. The more I learn about Kasich, I have to disregard him. So, for me we have the Constitutional Cruz, or the builder Trump. They better start working together or the crooks in DC will screw them out of the job of cleaning out the scum!
“She is a Bush operative; she worked for the architect of NAFTA, which has killed millions of jobs in this country; she was a member on the Council on Foreign Relations who in Sen. Cruz’s own words, called a nest of snakes that seeks to undermine national sovereignty; and she’s been working for Goldman Sachs, the same global bank that Ted Cruz left off of his financial disclosure,” Pierson said.
The above quote by Katrina Pierson is the one reason I sometimes feel Ted Cruz is a Trojan Horse among our Conservative contingent. However, then I look at his voting history, and how well he did representing Conservative positions in The Supreme Court and with a few exceptions, he has an outstanding resume!
Trump, while not a pure Conservative, represents many of our positions and also attracts the old Reagan coalition out of the democrat side of the aisle.
It is unheard of until this election cycle, but the dumb republicans have spent over $63 million dollars to defeat their front runner. That is insane!?!
I have been saying Kasich is also an OK choice! However, with his stance on trade deals that hurt the American worker, and his recent statement that he thinks Obama’s “anti-2nd Amendment” choice for The Supreme Court is”ok!” my mind has been changed. That leaves only two excellent choices that need to join forces, instead of fighting each other!
Cruz and Trump represent the great majority of Patriotic Americans. They pull together the best from the Republicans and the Democrats. Together, they represent the families that provide the bulk of the American work force. They appeal to the families that volunteer to defend our nation by joining the military. With Dr. Ben Carson, they can provide the examples of what is best about America: Patriotism, a strong work ethic for our nations youth, protect American workers, rebuilding the economy by increasing jobs for American citizens and bringing back to America the trillions of dollars parked by corporations in foreign lands due to the highest tax rate in the world.
Ted Cruz is the most qualified authority on the US Constitution, today! Donald Trump has one of the best records of creating jobs in a fair and equitable manner, for both genders and for American citizens of all races. They bring the best of America together! Throw Dr. Ben Carson in the mix. and you have a triumvirate of the greatest problem solvers ever assembled! IT IS TIME TRUMP AND CRUZ STOP FIGHTING AND JOIN FORCES! Trump needs to run all of his Tweets by Dr. Ben before blasting them out to the world. Dr. Ben’s logic and humble demeanor blended into Trumps fire and “can do” spirit will create an atmosphere of winning that our country needs again! Also, Trump has to learn how to control his New Yorker attitude and words, directing them into positive, productive channels.
Anyone wishing to join me in forming the TCC Pac, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I live in Arizona, so if you do not live here, let me know the best way to contact you so we can end the “garbage-gutter campaign” and get on with beating the criminals Hillbilly Clinton (remember two for the price of one) and the socialist Bernie Sanders.
THE BELOW ARTICLE IS GREAT, BUT LEAVES OUT THE ABILITY OF DR CARSON TO REMOVE THE SCHISM, CREATED BY BARRY OBAMA, BETWEEN THE RACES ! BEGINNING WITH OBAMA’S CLAIM THE CAMBRIDGE POLICE WERE STUPID, THROUGH HIS SUPPORT FOR THE GANGSTER MICHAEL BROWN IN FERGUSON. OBAMA HAS CREATED THE WORST ENVIRONMENT FOR RACE RELATIONS SINCE HIS PARTY CONTROLLED THE SOUTHERN STATES AND WATER-HOSED AND BEAT BLACK AMERICANS!
HERE IS THE ARTICLE EXPRESSING MY ENTHUSIASM FOR DR CARSON:
Although Ben Carson is a newcomer to politics, he’s done a relatively good job of sticking close to GOP pack leaders, even overtaking Donald Trump’s impressive lead for a short time. His political inexperience, however, leaves many wondering “can he do it?” Can Ben Carson lead the United States, help restore economic prosperity, protect us from terrorism, and calm racial and political tensions at home that threaten to destroy us? Can the fixer of people fix American politics? Here are some reasons why he just might…
He’s a catalyst for change.
Ben Carson will disrupt the status quo. Unlike many of the other candidates, Dem or GOP, he isn’t bound by DC political ties. He’s fresh off the political boat, as it were, and can bring a new perspective to Washington and the White House. He is willing to state what he believes, even if it isn’t popular, but he does it in a way that demands respect instead of ridicule.
He may be new to politics, but he isn’t new to leadership.
Carson doesn’t have much political experience, but he has a resume chock-full of leadership roles. He was director of pediatric neurology at John Hopkins, and if you don’t think that position entails tough calls and decisions that will affect vulnerable children and parents, then you have another thing coming. He’s also served on the boards of corporations like Kellogg Co. and Costco Wholesale Corp as well as founding and heading his own non-profit.
He’s the smartest in the pack of candidates.
Leading the United States of America isn’t brain surgery, but I would guess it’s pretty darn close. Ben Carson would bring not only his intellectual prowess to the Oval Office, but also his plain old common sense. While the intelligence of many of the candidates can be doubted, no one could ever doubt Ben Carson’s genius stature. Even though he’s new to politics, he has the ability to learn the skills he needs to be able to lead the country well.
He understands healthcare.
One of the biggest issues facing Americans in this presidential election is healthcare: the Affordable Care Act isn’t working, but no one seems to have a good plan to fix it. Because Ben Carson has worked in healthcare for most of his life, he understands the unique pressures doctors face and he understands that patients need exceptional but affordable healthcare. If anyone can fix our healthcare crisis, Dr. Carson can.
A characteristic that has been lost in American politics is civility. Recent elections feature mudslinging and name calling and ad homonym attacks but little in the way of truth mixed with kindness. Carson has proven himself to be soft-spoken and civil even to those he does not agree with. While his opponents dredge up anything they can to attack him, Carson responds with graciousness.
Ben Carson may not have a plethora of elected roles under his belt, but that doesn’t disqualify him from the role of commander in chief. Who’s to say that serving as a senator or representative or even governor–probably the job most similar in nature to that of president—prepares a person for the difficult job of leading the United States of America? Any new president has a steep learning curve, and we think Ben Carson can overcome that learning curve as well as anyone.
WE BELIEVE BEN CARSON CAN OVERCOME THAT LEARNING CURVE BETTER THAN ANYONE RUNNING TODAY!
We are certain any of the republican candidates are much better than anyone the democrats are offering. In my house there has been a lot of interest in Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Dr Ben Carson. However, Ben Carson seems to carry the day!
ALSO, HE CAN RESTORE THE IMAGE OF HARD WORKING, BLACK AMERICANS AFTER THE IMAGE OF THE GOLFER; DO-NOTHING DURING BENGHAZI; START WORK AT 9 IN THE MORNING; WASTED OBAMA!
What do you think? Is Ben Carson qualified to serve as president? Why or why not?
The sneaky AMBUSH by Fox, lead by meg, was 1000 times more vile than Trump’s comment! In 2 hours THURSDAY I went from loving Megyn Kelly to hating “hateful meg” OUR HOUSE WILL NEVER WATCH FOX WHEN ANY OF THE THREE BUSHWACKERS ARE ON.
TRUMP WAS NEVER MY FIRST CHOICE, but as long as these slime-balls keep attacking him, he keeps moving up in my book! Also, Red State is off the list of reliable information sources!
PEOPLE, A BUSH WILL NEVER WIN A RACE IN THIS DECADE! THIS EFFORT IS TO HELP BUSH! IF THEY WANT HIM SO BADLY, HAVE HIM RUN AS HILLBILLY CLINTON’S RUNNING MATE! REMEMBER THE BUSH FAMILY SAYS CLINTON IS A BROTHER FROM ANOTHER MOTHER. Ever since January 2007 it has been obvious there is a Clinton hiding behind every Bush! If we get Jeb, we have Hilly! If we get Hilly, we have Jeb!
There are only four people to consider as the Republican nominee: Ben Carson, MD; Ted Cruz; Trump and Carly Fiorina. I’m not 100% sure of Carly, yet! She has all the words down pat, but so didn’t Obama! Slogans for each: I’M RUNNING FOR BEN! I’M CRUIS’N WITH CRUZ! WE’LL TRIUMPH WITH TRUMP! WATCHING WITH CARLY!
Why Dr Ben? He knows how to solve problems. He figured out how to separate Siamese Twins attached at the brain by God, and have both of them live normal lives! He figured out how to fix the brain of an infant, inside God’s protective womb of the mother. If he can figure out those problems he can figure out how to fix the problems created by politicians with half a brain!
Why Cruz? People voted for Obama because he was the Affirmative Action head of a Harvard student newspaper (where he never published an article)! We know nothing about his grades as a student! In fact we really know very little about him at all! Ted Cruz graduated at the top of his class at Harvard! Ted Cruz is courageous! He stands up to the career politicians that run the Repugnant party! He also stands up to the Demonrats! He was accused of hurting Republican chances in the election of 2014 due to his efforts to stand up for the American citizen, middle-class worker– instead, because he is one of the few Republicans to stand up for American workers (while no Democrat does) he helped repubs win control of the Senate and keep the House of Representatives!
TRUMP IS TRUMP! Maybe it is time to get a Brash, No-holds-barred kind of problem solver in the government! We will always know what is going on and where everything stands with Donald Trump in Washington!
Carly Fiorina, a new star on the scene. I like her, now, but believe she needs to be studied a little more! She certainly has all the right phrases. People, let’s not be deceived again! Obama had the same ability to spew the things the electorate wanted to hear! He was smooth, neat and spoke with a silver tongue. 50% of America is deceived by these traits. Let’s wake up and watch all the candidates before we jump on the band-wagon!
Yes, I like a handful of others, but like Trump, “‘if we can’t respect the eventual nominee of the Republicans, if he is out of the Repugnant camp,” I will have to support a third party candidate!!!
Advice for the Democrat Party: Jim Webb is the only one I would consider as a candidate!
His lies crushed the middle class, and those of you that believed his lies! He must be stopped before he crushes the entire country! Vote out every democRAT and establishment republican. The only good republICANS are the Ted Cruz’s, Mike Lee’s and Rand Paul’s and those that agree with them! WAKE UP AMERICA!
Health Care Shoppers Aren’t as Dumb as Obama ThinkS
Reuters/REUTERS – U.S. President Barack Obama arrogantly speaks about the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaScare, at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts October 30, 2013.
President Obama calls them “substandard” insurance plans. But to many of the people who bought individual insurance policies that are now being canceled under the Affordable Care Act, their choice of insurance was a prudent decision that met their needs at a price that will be hard to beat under the ACA.
Jim Stadler is one of the “5 percenters”—the 5% of Americans with health insurance policies they purchased on their own—who got notified recently that their carrier was canceling coverage because it didn’t meet the tougher new minimum requirements of the ACA. Stadler, a freelance writer who lives outside of Charlotte, N.C., was laid off from a full-time job at an ad agency in 2009, at which point he became a freelancer and bought individual health coverage for him and his two kids.
Jim Stadler of suburban Charlotte, N.C., whose health insurance is being axed on account of the Affordable Care … Under Stadler’s expiring policy, his premiums are $411 a month, for coverage that always seemed adequate to him. “It’s not a substandard policy,” he says. “I thought it was a great deal.” The premium for the new policy offered by his insurer will be $843 a month, with coverage that’s more or less the same as far as he’s concerned. But new policies are required to include free preventive services such as mammograms and colonoscopies, and they can’t be canceled or priced higher for sicker people, which is why the cost of some policies is going up.
Since Stadler’s family’s income is too high to qualify for federal subsidies, he’s considering putting his kids on the policy his wife, a teacher, gets through her job. But that would be expensive, too. “The thing that gets me,” says Stadler, who voted for Obama in the 2012 presidential election, “is I thought Barack Obama was the only guy I could trust in Washington. He ended up lying to me because he said, if I like my insurance, I could keep it.”
The 5-percenter problem could end up being a much more serious albatross for Obamacare and its mostly Democratic supporters than the notorious web site snafus and other temporary snags, which can mostly be fixed. Obama did, in fact, say repeatedly, “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it.” But policies held by as many as 10 million Americans don’t meet the minimum requirements of the law and are now being canceled. Obama this week added a “vast majority” clause to his earlier claim: “For the vast majority of people who have health insurance that works, you can keep it,” he said in a recent speech on health-care reform.
Obama also continues to point out that many people whose insurance is being cancelled will get a better deal through one of the new exchanges, because of federal subsides offered to lower-income people to help them pay for coverage. The real losers, by contrast, are people like Stadler who won’t qualify for subsidies, and will no longer be able to buy “substandard” policies, either. Many such people will face higher costs for better coverage they wouldn’t choose to pay for on their own, which is exactly the type of Washington-knows-better policymaking that outrages Tea Partiers and many independents who think the government has become too invasive.
Distrust of Obamacare and the people running it has been compounded by the malfunctioning web site and the sheer complexity of the law and its many requirements. Jeanne Patterson of Drexel Hill, Pa., will be losing coverage at the end of the year, and her insurance carrier told her she must choose another plan by Nov. 20 or she won’t be able to get coverage for 2014. The White House, meanwhile, has said it may take until Nov. 30 to fix the crash-prone federal web site. The ACA gives people who choose a plan through an exchange until Dec. 15 to purchase coverage that would take effect Jan. 1, but like many others, Patterson hasn’t been able to navigate the buggy site to find out what her options are.
Patterson, a 58-year-old unemployed insurance broker, pays $500 a month for insurance now, plus about $100 in co-pays for three brand-name medications used to treat chronic migraines. She might qualify for subsidies under the exchange that would help lower her premiums, but she worries that her out-of-pocket costs for drugs will skyrocket. “I had a really good plan,” she says. “My main problem now is uncertainty. It has me sick. I don’t know whether or not I’ll have health care and I don’t know what it will cost me.”
Obama and his supporters have characterized many people who buy individual insurance policies as dupes who don’t realize they’re paying exorbitant prices for an inferior product. In his recent speech, for instance, Obama described such coverage as “cut-rate plans” offered by “bad-apple insurers” that “don’t offer real financial protection in the event of a serious illness or an accident.”
But many of the 5-percenters Obama is referring to see a cruel irony the president may not be aware of. “They canceled my insurance, then said, ‘Hey go get yourself some insurance, and if you don’t, we’re going to fine you,’”says Nate Quarry, a 41-year-old former mixed martial arts fighter who lives outside of Portland, Ore., and whose insurance will expire at year-end. Quarry was happy with the $650-a-month plan that covered him and his daughter. He doesn’t qualify for subsidies, so he’s been looking for a new individual policy similar to the one he’s losing.
So far, the insurance companies he’s called and emailed don’t seem interested in covering him. “I feel like I’m standing on a used car lot saying I want to buy a car, and nobody’s looking at me,” Quarry says. “Is this really happening?” Once the dust settles from the turbulent Obamacare launch, maybe an insurance company will step forward to take his money.
Rick Newman’s latest book is Rebounders: How Winners Pivot From Setback To Success. Follow him on Twitter: @rickjnewman.
Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul show leadership, and they only get grief and negativity from the press (even many on Fox) the establishment repubs & democRATS! If you think the TEA party is a bunch of crazies, I CHALLENGE YOU to go to one of their rallies and see you, your friends and rational neighbors! The TEA Party is only those trying to stop the crooks (from both parties) in Washington, District of Corruption!
HE LIES WHENEVER HIS LIPS MOVE: Here are just a few reminders for you–
I know nothing about gun running to Mexico!
I’ll never raise taxes on you if you make less than $275,000 a year!
If you like your doctor you can keep him!
If you like your current health insurance, you can keep it!
Benghazi was caused by a slimy video!
We will get the murderers of our four American patriots in Benghazi!
I got Ben Laden!
Geez! We could write a book on his lies alone! I’ll stop here for the sake of time and space!