Phony RNC Survey Irks

You may have received a survey from the RNC. It’s really a money raising effort. I don’t think they care what we want; the questions are rigged to please conservatives.

It’s kind of like a sleazy phone call informing you you’ve won a cruise; if you first send them money.

Here’s a response someone showed activist Jack Posobiec. He posted it on Twitter:

At one website I saw a thread on which people made similar complaints:

eheh…I hope the RNC is getting a lot of these.

The RNC gets a “very blunt” response from me each time they send a survey…it isn’t pretty.

I have sent several in the same vane to the RNC. They can pound sand until they support President Trump’s agenda and get rid of Ryan, McConnell, McCain, Graham, etc. #MAGA

Thanks. Now I know what to do with mine.

We did the same. Hubbie also noticed on the last survey a week ago, that Health Care wasn’t on the list of priorities and let them know what he thought of them. Lol. They got nary a penny from us either. Keep it up, Treepers-RNC isn’t liking what they are seeing.
Glad I’m not the only one who’s been responding like this.

Yes. They got exactly that message from me a few weeks ago.

That will not make it pass the first inspection. Once the reader sees that it does not follow the form it gets shit canned. Never to be seen again.

Standard practice.

Huh, got that last week, and just ripped it up.
This is a better idea, if there’s a next time.

That’s okay, another one will arrive this week, and next week, and the next. Then the number of pleas for we “have to fight those horrible Dems” will increase as the elections of 2018 move closer. Then you’ll see the request for donations from current Congressional members saying “I’m fighting for you in Washington, so don’t let this primary guy or gal take me out.” And of course, you’ll see we’re with President Trump all the way. 🙂

I’m looking forward to seeing who President Trump does a little stumping for – and who he does not…

One commentator was right. Health Care is not on the survey. Here are the questions they ask:

“Please rank the following issues according to the importance you believe they should have as President Trump and Republicans in Congress move to turn our nation around with “1” being the most important:
Build a border wall and stop illegal immigration
Reverse President Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders
Fully enforce our immigration laws and withhold federal funding from ‘sanctuary cities’ who harbor illegal immigrants in violation of federal law
Re-equp and rebuild our military
Reduce federal regulation and cut corporate tax rates to get the economy growing
Encourage domestic exploration and production of domestic energy sources
Renegotiate trade deals to put American jobs and interests first
Shrink the size of the federal bureaucracy to make ti more accountable and efficient
Tax reform to simplify the income tax system, making it flatter and more fair”

Odd, isn’t it that Health care’s not on there?

This RNC fund raising method is almost insulting. We all know who’s stalling the Trump agenda besides the Dems.
They really should can this canned fundraising method.

We all know we will gladly contribute to the RNC when the GOP in the Senate and House start passing Trump’s tax reform plan and finish the repeal of Obamacare.

Then many of us will kick in some dollars.

Bill’s Advice Fell on Deaf Ears

Both Presidents Bush 43 and Clinton the first were interviewed recently. They were asked what a candidate needs to win the presidency.

The answer Bill gives is shocking.

If he believed this he certainly didn’t direct Hillary to follow this advice. She didn’t have an agenda. She didn’t listen to the people. She did run down her opponent without listing what she would do in office. It’s was always about her, not the people.

Humble? Hillary was the antithesis of that. She certainly had nothing to show for her years at the State Department. It was all about the number of people she could shake down.

And she lost.

Reaganomics Meet MAGAnomics

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney penned an article in the Wall Street Journal. In it he defined the Trump vision for the economy.

Just as Reagan had his plan, Trump has his.

If the Trump administration has one overarching goal, it’s to Make America Great Again. But what does this mean? It means we are promoting MAGAnomics—and that means sustained 3% economic growth.

For most of our nation’s modern history, a healthy American economy meant one that grew at roughly 3.5%. That was the average growth rate between the late 1940s and 2007. Since then, it has hardly topped 2%.

The difference between those two growth rates is staggering. If the American economy had grown at only 2% between the end of World War II and 2000, average household income would have been roughly $26,000 instead of $50,000.

Over the next 10 years, 3% growth instead of 2% will yield a nominal gross domestic product that is $16 trillion larger, federal government revenues $2.9 trillion greater, and wages and salaries of American workers $7 trillion higher.

For merely suggesting that we can get back to that level, the administration has been criticized as unrealistic. That’s fine with us. We heard the same pessimism 40 years ago, when the country was mired in “stagflation” and “malaise.” But Ronald Reagan dared to challenge that thinking and steered us to a boom that many people thought unachievable. In the 7½ years following the end of the recession in 1982, real GDP grew at an annual rate of 4.4%. That is what a recovery looks like, and what the American economy is still capable of achieving.

The focus of MAGAnomics is simple: Grow the economy and with it the wealth of, and opportunity for, all Americans.

MAGAnomics is for everyone, but especially for those who left for work this morning in the dark but came home after their kids were asleep. It’s for those who are working part-time but praying for a full-time job. It’s for folks whose savings are as exhausted as they are. This president hears you. He knows America’s greatness doesn’t spring from higher taxes or unnecessary regulations or broken welfare programs. It doesn’t come from government at all. It comes from you.

If we enact the president’s broad agenda—if MAGAnomics is allowed to work—we will have set the stage for the greatest revival of the American economy since the early 1980s. It will remind people—including those who have forgotten, or those who don’t want you to remember—what a great America means. That is driving everything we do.

There is more, but it is behind the WSJ paywall. I find that ridiculous when a public official writes something, but since when has the Journal been on the right side?

72 Years Ago Today

The U.S. conducted the first successful atomic bomb test on July 16, 1945. The Manhattan Project, which was a secret effort to develop the first atomic bomb before Germany did, gave us the victory against Japan and Germany.

I cannot imagine such a thing happening today.

We have the scientific minds and the knowledge, but we no longer have the capability of doing anything without someone blabbing. If today’s New York Times or CNN or Washington Post had operated in the 40s the way they do today, they would have stopped the project.

First, they would report on the project itself, which would have alerted the enemy. Second, they would have named the people involved, thereby hindering anyone from working on it. Of course, all this would have been done under the self righteous quoting of freedom of the press, even though we were at war.

The media most certainly would have harped on the amount of people this bomb could kill. They would have called it inhumane and a violation of human rights. They’d have done everything they could to send people out in the streets to promote protests. You know they’d have been on the side of stopping it, even as Germany neared the goal for its war effort.

Fortunately today’s media did not have this mindset in the 1940s. Nor did they have the power they have today. They can certainly hide a story if they want to. Just look at the little interest they have in Hillary’s selling 20% of our uranium rights to the Russians. It’s different then, I guess.

Did This Change Everything?

The craziness over the Russia thing that has engulfed the country is not just boring and stupid, but also dangerous. Everything in DC is out of control.

It’s like the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes, only there weren’t any on him. All it took was for one little boy to speak up, say the truth and snap the illusion.

That’s what we need in DC. Won’t one Congressman or Senator speak up and call this witch hunt off? It’s wasting Americans’ time and money over nothing. Whoever would do that would wake them up from their trance dream. According to polls, Americans are disinterested in this DNC narrative and want them to go on with the country’s business.

Somebody outside of Washington did it yesterday. When I heard what JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said I almost applauded.

“This administration can make great [strides] in taxes, infrastructure [and] regulatory reform,” he added. “We have become one of the most bureaucratic, confusing, litigious societies on the planet. It’s almost an embarrassment being an American citizen traveling around the world and listening to the stupid s–t we have to deal with in this country. You know, at one point, we all have to get our act together, or we won’t do what we’re supposed to do for the average American.”

Then he added this, which has been ignored by the media:

Zero Hedge, “That said, Dimon was clear to point out his frustration wasn’t aimed at Trump. In a follow up question, Dimon was asked by a reporter if he was frustrated with the Trump administration.

“’No,’ Dimon responded. ‘That was frustration with you.’”

If only the Republican leadership would listen to him!

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HuffPost Guts Up to Visit Heartland

Watch out Flyover country. The Huffington Post is going to visit 23 cities around the nation in hopes of figuring out just what we rubes and knuckledraggers want. I’m not kidding!

Here’s the story:

We’re hitting the road on a 23-city tour to hear concerns from across the nation.

We want to know: What does it mean to be American today? To find out, we’re hitting the road this fall to interview people about their hopes, dreams, fears and definition of “being American.” By converting a tour bus into a mobile video studio, we’ll capture conversations with people of all ages and backgrounds. Our goal: moving, multimedia storytelling that showcases what we share as Americans, rather than what divides us.
Why we are doing this

Trust in media has bottomed out. We hope to rebuild some of that — and learn from it — by listening to the public and elevating their stories through our massive distribution network.
How we are making it happen

We will travel the old-fashioned way — via bus — to 20-plus states to hear from some of the under-heard, diverse Americans who make up the communities that form much of our nation. And by working on the ground with community leaders, nonprofits, educational institutions, local businesses and others, we’ll make sure people know we’re there to listen.

Not on the bus tour? Don’t worry. We’ll be announcing ways to participate online in the coming week.

And guess what? Our fair city has been among the chosen ones to show these uber liberals how we can be allowed in the human race with them, the paragons of knowledge, compassion and truthiness.

Yes, they figure that Memphis is a conservative city representative of heartland values. Look who else they consider Americans they need to understand: residents of St. Louis, Little Rock, Oxford Ms., Birmingham, Fort Benning, Asheville, Charleston West Va., Pittsburgh, Akron, Detroit, Ft. Wayne, Milwaukee, Des Moines, Kansas City, Lincoln, Casper, Livingston Montana, Provo, Tucson, Albuquerque, Odessa and New Orleans.

I think this should be called an echo tour because if they are visiting these cities, all they really want to hear is reinforcement of their own values. They can followed up with a few “nut cases” they can hold up to their readers to shake their heads in disgust at whatever racist, homophobic, misogynistic, too religious yokels they can scold.

HuffPo reporters are going to spend seven weeks examining us. It’s going to be hard on these Manhattanites. They’re not used to slumming it like they will be. It might be hard to find fennel pollen dusted pasta, lattes with flax milk and unisex bathrooms, but if they look, they’ll find them in these cities!

They will be shaking if they see a deer head in someone’s house, much less a gun rack. Are they ready for Walmart? Will they go there to find these Americans they don’t know? What if someone smiles at them or says “have a blessed day!” They might not recover from that. If someone calls them ma’am, they may need rehab.

Given the cities they are going to, though, they can easily avoid mixing it up with such Americans.

Godspeed HuffPos! Guess they wouldn’t appreciate that. Well, chin up. They can console themselves that they’ll eventually get back to the prison that is New York.

Luckily, we won’t.