May 29, 2018

A Brutally Honest Look at Negative Democrat Propaganda

If you listen to the Democrat’s propaganda machine you will believe that Republicans hate minorities, hate women, and under no circumstances do they want women or minorities to have any power or position in our great country…. that is, if you listen to the Democrat’s propaganda.  The fact is the propaganda that is so eloquently delivered and so quickly devoured by the loyal followers of the party is nothing more than bold-faced lies that to be frank are akin to the Nazis propaganda spread in a similar fashion in 1930’s Germany.  Yes, that’s right, I just went there.  Oh, don’t worry, we’re not offending anyone – after all the Democrats have compared Republicans to Nazis for some time now.  It is nothing new to compare an American political party to the Nazi party of 1930s Germany.  It is just that the allegations clearly do not fit the Republicans.  No, the allegations of false, misleading, and lie-filled propaganda akin to the Nazi Propaganda machine sits squarely on the shoulders of the Democrats and their leaders. 

If you don’t believe my assessment, then read any social media, newsfeed, or chat area online.  A quick search on Google will land you articles like “Why Republicans hate women” and social media post like, “I don’t know why any women would want to be a Republican” or “Why would any responsible African-American vote Republican?”  I don’t have to provide the evidence, it’s there and you know it.  You know because you see it, hear it, and read it daily on your Internet feeds. 

Now here is the truth folks – are you ready to wake up?

Ronald Reagan appointed the first Latino American to a presidential cabinet.  Regan appointed Lauro Cavazos in 1988 as the Secretary of Education. 

George W. Bush appointed the first African American man, Colin Powel, to serve as Secretary of State.

Bush would later appoint the first African American Woman, Condoleezza Rice, to serves as Secretary of State.

Donald Trump nominated the first African American woman to the position of general in the U.S. Marines.

Since Trump is the current President and target of the Democrats, a breakdown of his cabinet appointments includes African American Ben Carson, Asian American Woman Elaine Chao, Female Betsy DeVos, and female Kristen Nielsen. 

Trump has also nominated other women to what is considered cabinet-level positions including Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations, Gina Haspel as Director of the CIA, and Linda McMahon as Administrator of the Small Business Administration.   So basically, President Trump – the current target for the Democrats to point out how he hates women and minorities has nominated not only women and minorities to offices on a cabinet level, but he has also pushed for the promotion of America’s first Female African American General of the United States Marines.  Yes, it certainly sounds like President Trump hates women and minorities for sure based on all his actions to promote them to high-level government positions….

Now that you have a few examples of how these lies by the Democrats are completely wrong, let’s look at a state level in Arkansas.

Arkansas is currently held by a Republicans in all the state's constitutional offices.  Now, these women-hating Republicans in Arkansas have an Attorney General who is a woman in Leslie Ruthledge and a female state Auditor in Andrea Lea.  Amazing that they would tolerate women in these state constitutional offices…where’s the men who need to stand up and run for these offices?  It should also be noted that Governor candidate Jan Morgan, surprise…. a female Republican…held a 30% of the voters against the incumbent male Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson.  It was a very good showing for a female who is relatively unknown in politics around the state.  Consequently, many of her supporters are also male and female Republicans! 

Finally, let’s settle down to our own little Miller County.  On May the 22, 2018, the votes came in on the county level.  The county has a Sheriff, a Judge, a Circuit Clerk, a County Clerk, a Treasurer, a Collector, an Assessor and a Coroner.  All these offices had filings by Republicans only which means that the winner on the 22nd, will be sworn in on January 1, 2019.  These winners will serve four-year terms at a county level.   

The horrible, women-hating Republicans of Miller County, Arkansas voted in two men (Sheriff and Coroner) and the rest, six offices in all, will be held by Republican women.  Since the Sheriff is stationed out at the jail facility, and the coroner only works when needed, the Miller County Courthouse, for the first time in history, will be dominated by all women office holders for four years starting in January 2019. 

No, my dear Democrats and those who hear their propaganda, history back to the founding of the Republican Party does not show a hatred for women or minorities.  Even when Susan B. Anthony voted illegally, she did so for all Republican candidates because they were working to promote women’s rights and the women’s right to vote.  The party was founded as an Anti-Slavery party that worked to free slaves and help former slaves even before the war, has always promoted minorities and women rights.  Ironically an amendment went to Congress one hundred years ago in 1918.  That amendment, pushed and worked for by Republicans, would be ratified and become law in 1920.  At that time women would gain the right to vote from a Constitutional Amendment.  No, history does not support your Democrat lies and propaganda.  Further, the current times do not support those lies and propaganda either.  From the county level to the highest office in the land, Republicans continue to work to promote minorities and women at all levels.  You cannot deny when women and minorities are sworn into offices as Republicans across this nation…the Democrat propaganda simply does not hold up to the facts.

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Apr 30, 2018

Trump Goes to Bat with North Korea

The President of South Korea is calling President Trump a "Nobel Peace Prize" candidate.  North Korea is stopping all their nuclear work.  North and South Korea are meeting to finally end a war that has only been on a "Cease Fire" since 1954.  For the first time since 1954, we may actually see peace between North and South Korea.  The world is hailing Trump's administration for ending the war.  The Democrats are... well, the Democrats are still doing something, but it's not certain what they are doing since they can say nothing positive about President Trump. 

Since President Trump took office he has had a hard line rhetoric against North Korea.  Trump has met Kim Jong Un word-for-word.  If North Korea said they had a "Nuclear Button," Trump reminded them that not only did he also have a "Nuclear Button," but that his was bigger.  He's called Trump names, and Trump has responded in like-terms.  The fact is, Trump has managed to accomplish what diplomats have never been able to do because they do not understand the rest of the world. 

Most of our past Presidents, for the good and the bad, have been diplomats.  They have spent years learning that to get negotiations done, you show your opponent respect, honor, and avoid at all cost any name-calling, threats, or language unbecoming a President.  Fortunately, now America has a President that doesn't do that.  While Trump certainly understands negotiations and how to talk with people, when called names, faced with threats, or receiving language that most Americans would consider un-becoming for Presidents, Trump has ignored political correctness and met the enemy word-for-word.  In other words, he spoke the language of the enemy.

Anyone that has ever faced a schoolyard bully will tell you that usually, the bully understands only one thing.  He understands if you refuse to accept his threats, meet his threats verbally and if necessarily meet his physical aggression with like-force.  Meeting a bully on his terms is usually all a bully understands...it's sad, and I'm sure psychologist are rolling over right now thinking, "No, you talk it out and reason," but let's face it, when has talking it out and reasoning with your bully ever stopped him?  More importantly, when has talking and reasoning with those who threaten the United States security ever worked? 

The fact is America is viewed by our enemies in the power or stand of the President.  There have been several cases of this in the past where bully-like nations have been met by Presidents who refused to use political correctness in negotiations.   Just a few things to consider about past Presidents:
1.  Andrew Jackson made it very clear to Mexico that should they cause problems or invade the United States after the Texas Revolution, that Jackson himself would lead the forces against Mexico.  The Mexican War did not start until after Jackson died.
2.  Teddy Roosevelt, feeling the boiling tension around the world, sent the United States Navy on tour as a show of power.  He made it well known that as President he would not allow anyone to take advantage of America.  Peace, some have argued, lasted longer because of Roosevelt's approach and it may have delayed the first World War.
3.  When Iran took hostages in the late 1970s, they did not fear President Carter, but when Reagan went into the office, they immediately released the hostages and sought a peaceful outcome.  This was based on the attitude that Reagan had shown during the election toward those who would oppose the United States.
4.  After 9-11, several captives enemy troops, especially high ranking operatives, have stated that they attacked because they thought Bush was unlike his father and was weak.  One even went so far as to state, "We did not realize that Cowboy would fight!" 

History is full of examples of strong Presidents keeping the United States safe by taking strong stands that have not always been politically correct.  It is no coincidence that Trump sent people to meet with North Korea prior to Trump's planned meeting.  Shortly after that meeting, the North has come to the table to start peace.   It is clear to the world and should be clear to anyone, including our Democrat friends, that Trump's no-political correctness attitude has clearly paved the way toward a peace.  The bottom line, enemies of the United States understand one thing and that is "Whoever is willing to use the biggest bat wins with a home run," and Trump is clearly willing to not only show the bat but use it if needed to make a major home run for America. 

Mar 6, 2018

A Trade War is Nothing New

President Trump has apparently "shocked" the world again with his open use of Twitter to communicate to the people of the United States and in fact to the people of the world, a message that does not set well with many.  This time, the latest so-called shock, has come with talk of trade with other countries.  The President has pointed out that the trade deficit is unfair to America, unfair to American workers, and is, in fact, hurting our country.  He is preparing to do something about it from restructuring NAFTA to restructuring our trade with Europe and all of Asia.    Unfortunately, it appears that many around the world and in Congress are not happy with the President's planned actions.   So let's break this down and think long and hard about what and why the President is doing all of this.

In the first place, he is 100% right.  Trade has been unbalanced and unfair to the United States since at least the late 1960s or early 1970s.  Steel, cars, airplanes, computers, clothing, televisions, radios and hundreds of other items were once made almost exclusively in the United States.  Sometime just after World War II and Korea, the focus seemed to shift collectively from promoting American workers to promoting the workers of our former enemies.  The United States rebuilt much of Germany and Europe after the war.  The US also focused on rebuilding Japan after the war - don't believe me?  Go look in any antique store and you'll find "Made in Occupied Japan" items for sale.  These items were manufactured and imported from - wait for it - yes, an "Occupied" Japan.  We helped them rebuild factories, in both Asia and Europe after the war years.   As the winning nation of the war, we were extremely generous to these countries and their business ventures.  Japan, Taiwan, Germany became a cornerstone for Americans receiving imports.  It did not take American owned companies too long to realize that they could not compete with the wonderful breaks given to our former enemies.  Once they realized that, many American companies began to close factories here and move the jobs overseas.  Pick up just about any toy from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s and you'll see "Made in Japan" or "Made in Taiwan" stamped clearly on the back.  These were American companies that had no choice except to move overseas or be defeated by a new enemy - Trade Wars had started - It appeared that when many of these former enemy nations could not defeat the U.S. on the battlefield, they shifted their focus to defeating us through trade.  A few years later China began outsourcing their huge population for pennies on the dollar and suddenly the same companies that had flown quickly to Japan and Taiwan landed squarely in China.  Now look at almost any major product you have in your home and there's a good chance you'll see "Made in China" stamped on it.  Meanwhile, many of the American workers, no longer having factory jobs, were regulated to the new fast food wave, outlet stores, and other jobs to make ends meet.

In the 1992, Presidential Campaign NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) became the center of discussion as Ross Perot famously argued "NAFTA Bad!" while candidate Bill Clinton and then President George Bush, Sr. argued it was good.  In fact, politicians for both the Republican Party and the Democrat Party have argued how good NAFTA is since that time - it almost makes you wonder what sort of kickbacks are going into Washington as companies avoid taxes and fees by shipping their products into Mexico and trucking them up into the United States doesn't it?

For years, private citizens as Democrats and Republicans have been yelling that the Trade Wars is killing our jobs.  We have watched clothing, toys, pots and pans, furniture, electronics and just about everything else you can imagine move overseas.  The American Compannies have continued to get rich, the forigen companies have continued to get rich and the American population has been left to complain and yell all while getting poorer and poorer.  During elections Democrat and Republican politicians alike have promissed to do something, won their elections, gone back to Washington and done very little.  Sure, Toyota and Nissan have factories here now as does BMW, but what does that tell us?  It tells us that these companies have made so much off the Trade Wars that they can now afford to throw us a bone.  It tells us that they are now seeing higher wages in their countries and as a result they want to come here where the labor is cheap - Yes, we are quickly becoming the "CHEAP' labor of the world.  Nissan or Toyota can come here, offer $10, $12, or $15 a hour and we'll jump out of our fast food and conviencnie store jobs and run to them like begging dogs.  In short, they are showing us how they are winning the Trade Wars. 

So, fast forward to now and we have President Trump.  Unlike any previous President, he owes nobody.  He is not beholden to parties for money, he spent a lot of his own.  He doesn't owe big business, because in many cases he is bigger than their business.  He took no contributions that could guide his decisions - he can't be bought in simple terms.  This President suddenly wants to address the trade issue.  It's not a campaign promise being made in an election year.  No this is a promise being made during a non-election year.  While he's doing this, Democrats and Republicans in Congress are crying foul at the same time.  They are yelling he is going to start a Trade War.  It's understandable that Europe, China and other countries would be yelling about potentially losing income, but what is our Congress yelling about?  Could it be that many of them have been working against the American people all this time to help other countries win the Trade War? 

Make no mistake, President Trump is not starting a Trade War....there's been a Trade War going long before he ever took office.  No, this President is talking about putting us back on an equal playing field and giving the American worker a fighting chance in the war once again.   "President Trump is going to start a Trade War"....bull.... Trump is going to end the Trade War and that appears to have many in the world concerned about their pocketbooks as he continues to keep his promise and make America great again. 

Mar 3, 2018

Republican Wave Continues in Miller County, Arkansas

Miller County, Arkansas - The Miller County Republican Committee (MCRC) has not always been in the driver's seat when it comes to elections, but that has changed with years of dedication and hard work.  According to senior members of the committee, there was once a time when anyone filing in Miller County was told, "You can't win as a Republican, you'd better file as a Democrat."  Those days have ended.

This election cycle with recent filing being from February 22 at noon until March 1 at noon, concluded with historic numbers of Republicans filing for county offices.  In fact, it may be the first time since Reconstruction that Republicans will hold all major county seats starting January 1, 2019. These seats will all be four-year seats for the first time in history of the county and state as well!

In the County Judge race, two qualified candidates have filed on the Republican ticket with no Democrat opposition.  Roy John McNatt will face Cathy Hardin-Harrison in the primary.  After the primary, one of them will become the County Judge for four years.

The Sheriff's office also has two highly qualified candidates running on the Republican ticket.  Former Sheriff Ron Stovall will challenge incumbent Sheriff Jackie Runion for the top law enforcement position in the county.  Much like the County Judge, in January one of them will be sworn into a four-year term as a Republican County Sheriff.

Circuit Clerk, County Clerk, and Treasurer will all feature unopposed Republican candidates and current officeholders.  Mary Pankey, Circuit Clerk, Stephanie Harvin, County Clerk, and Teresa Reed, Treasurer will all be sworn into their offices on January 1st for a four-year term.

Two other top county offices will have contested primary races by Republicans.  Danny Lewis will face Nancy Herron for Tax Assessor and Laura Bates will face Tommy Crank for Tax Collector.

All the Justice of the Peace (JP) positions have already been determined with the exception of JP 2.  Al Davis will face Laney Harris in the primary for the Democrat Party.  The winner will face Janet Green, the Republican candidate, in the general election.

Counting Constable positions, JP positions, State Representatives, and major county positions, the Republicans are already guaranteed at least 19 positions on the county level.  Democrats currently have a guarantee of 3 positions, with two of them being Constables.  At the end of December, those numbers will change only by one for either party.  Republicans will increase their holdings after the primary with the Repubican-only races being decided at that time.

After years of hard work, the Miller County Republican Committee has been instrumental in helping with the Republican Wave in Arkansas.  There are too many to name all who have worked and dedicated time and effort to the cause, but the work has been well rewarded.  The committee continues to grow, continues to have influence in the area, and continues to proudly contribute to the election of Republican candidates on a county, state and federal level.

The following link will show a breakdown of the Miller County Election Cycle for 2018:
Miller County Election Cycle