(This is multi-part commentary covering a variety of issues.)
President Trump appears to have won yet another foreign policy victory with the reported visit of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to Beijing, China. This would be Un’s first trip outside his decrepit kingdom since taking power.
News stories are conjecturing that communist Un is preparing to make major concessions to dismantle his nuclear weapons program and that the trip to China was the first major step.
These concessions would be a direct result of military pressure and threats from president Trump who acted decisively toward Un rather than seeking to appease him.
Congratulations, president Trump, on yet another job well done just as president Ronald Reagan brought down the communist Soviet Union without firing a shot.
Who could forget Reagan going to the Berlin Wall in 1987 and declaring to the Soviet dictator, “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this wall!” The wall came down in 1989 through a public uprising.
This came after timid political leaders in America had simply accepted the Berlin Wall as a fact of life for 28 years.
In short, strength and confidence work well when applied with courage.
Meanwhile president Trump also made a trade deal with South Korea over automobile exports that is good for the United States.
This president just keeps winning on behalf of all of us. Great.
2018 ‘Blue Wave’ Election Being Hyped by Media
Democrats are predicting a massive ‘blue wave’ of Democrat election victories this coming November. This possibility is being hugely overblown by the Fake News media that loves Democrats.
Certainly Democrats are looking like they could do well since the party in the White House almost always loses political power in the first mid-term election after a presidential election.
But we should never be too sure that there is going to be a Big Blue Wave, for these reasons:
*Republicans won four straight ‘special’ US House elections in 2017, along with mayoralty of Omaha, Nebraska, after Trump won the White House. This showed big Republican strength even in the face of ruthless media assaults on Trump.
*Democrats only won the Alabama US Senate seat when Republican Judge Roy Moore was charged with spurious sexual misconduct charges from 40 years ago that were never proven. In fact the only physical evidence in a related case was proven to be a hoax.
*Democrat Conor Lamb won a “special” US House election in a conservative Pennsylvania district by running as a conservative pro-Trump Democrat. The Republican candidate in that race was uninspiring, helping Lamb to win.
*President Trump is going to be free to campaign for 2018 on a vastly improved economy, which is the most important issue for most Americans. He already is warning voters that Democrats want to take away the economic gains that he has made.
*Millions of voters who were skeptical of Trump now are comfortable with him now that they have seen him succeed. They will vote Republican.
But Republicans must be concerned about these factors:
*Democrats are very ‘energized’ by the Trump win and by the gun issue. The party that is “energized” usually does very well, just as Trump “energized” his voters to win in 2016.
*Democrats are going to use every sleaze tactic in the world, including widespread voter fraud.
*The media are going out 200% for the Democrats with historically biased coverage.
*Special counsel Robert Mueller is probably going to file a major charge against president Trump right before the election, although Nikitas3.com believes that Trump will fight back and call it a political hit job, negating the Mueller charge.
Nikitas3.com predicts that Republicans will hold majority control of the US House in the November elections, and will reach 57 to 60 US Senate seats.
Facebook Needs to be Investigated, Broken Up
Hans A. von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, wrote on Fox News:
… a more serious case of apparent misconduct involves Facebook data going to a different presidential campaign – this time in 2012. In this case, which is getting far less attention, Facebook reportedly voluntarily provided data on millions of its users to the re-election campaign of President Obama.
If true, such action by Facebook may constitute a major violation of federal campaign finance law as an illegal corporate campaign contribution. The matter should be investigated by the Federal Election Commission – an agency I am quite familiar with, because I served as one of its commissioners from 2006 to 2007. The commission enforces campaign finance laws for congressional and presidential elections.
A federal law bans corporations from making “direct or indirect” contributions to federal candidates. That ban extends beyond cash contributions to “any services, or anything of value.” In other words, corporations cannot provide federal candidates with free services of any kind. Under the Federal Election Commission’s regulations, “anything of value” includes any “in-kind contribution.”
According to Carol Davidsen, the former media director for Obama for America, Facebook gave the 2012 Obama campaign direct access to the personal data of Facebook users in violation of its internal rules, making a special exception for the campaign. The Daily Mail, a British newspaper, reported that Davidsen said on Twitter March 18 that Facebook employees came to the campaign office and “were very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side.”
So there you go. These big “tech” companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter all need to be broken up and regulated. We know that they are intentionally discriminating against conservatives.
Now imagine that a company like Home Depot decided that it would never hire any gays or blacks to work in its stores. Home Depot would be assailed ruthlessly and fined massively.
So how does Facebook get away with its blatant discrimination?
Good question. But the answer is really simple: These ‘tech’ companies are on the political left and so they take every liberty possible with the laws.
It is time for this to end. Mark Zuckerberg and his radical friends all need to be held to account. There is a real surge of public sentiment against these companies.
It gets worse. Reuters reports:
Three users of the Facebook Messenger app sued Facebook
on Tuesday, saying the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages, in the latest legal challenge facing the company.
The U.S. lawsuit filed in federal court in the Northern District of California seeks status as a class action on behalf of all affected users and asks for unspecified damages.
Facebook, which is reeling from a scandal over its handling of personal data, on Sunday acknowledged that it had been logging some users’ call and text history but said it had done so only when users of the Android operating system had opted in.
Build the Border Wall with Military $$$$
Since the Congress has not appropriated the money to build the wall on the Mexican border, president Trump apparently is considering spending US military funds to build the wall as a matter of national security.
Fantastic. This president is always thinking outside the box and may end up doing what Nikitas3.com has been thinking for several years now – get the wall built by any means necessary.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
President Donald Trump who repeatedly insisted during the 2016 campaign that Mexico would pay for a wall along the southern border, is privately pushing the U.S. military to fund construction of his signature project.
Trump has told advisers that he was spurned in a large spending bill last week when lawmakers appropriated only $1.6 billion for the border wall. He has suggested to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and congressional leaders that the Pentagon could fund the sprawling project, citing a “national security” risk.
After floating the notion to several advisers last week, Trump told House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., that the military should pay for the wall, according to three people familiar with the meeting last Wednesday in the White House residence.
… Trump noted that the Defense Department was getting so much money as part of the spending bill that the Pentagon could surely afford the border wall, two White House officials said. The Pentagon received about $700 billion in the spending package, which Trump repeatedly lauded as “historic.”
OK, so take it out of the military budget and then replace that money in the future. Simple. The wall simply must be built.
It is important to remember that the whole wall need not be built immediately. We need the wall at population centers where border crossings are most numerous. Then we fill it in.
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