by Burt Prelutsky

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I believe the Republicans will have to have something besides the tax cuts and how awful Nancy Pulosi is if they expect to hang on to the House later this year. The best reason for their maintaining control is to prevent the Democrats from bogging down Trump and his agenda by impeaching him. That’s not to say the Democrats could get rid of him. But, then, neither could the Republicans unseat liar-Clinton 20 years ago. By now, both sides should agree that unless a sitting president commits first degree murder, it makes more sense to oppose him on his policies than to bring the nation to a grinding halt simply because you don’t like him.

In the 1990s, House Speaker Newt Gingrich got the Republicans to actually sign a document swearing to abide by specific promises. It’s time to do so again, though I very much doubt that Paul Ryan is the man to carry it off, as it would require leadership ability and conservative principles.

A few items I would suggest be included would be to seat only judges and Supreme Court justices who believe the Constitution means exactly what it says; that chain migration be ended once and for all, and if it’s so important that families remain intact, let people prove it by staying where they are and quit trying to sneak in; that photo IDs be required to vote in all federal elections; that people who break the law, even if their name is liar-Clinton or scum-Soros, be indicted for their crimes; that members of the Deep State face federal prosecution and not simply be required to retire when they’re discovered; and that no piece of legislation longer than 1,000 words shall ever be considered for a vote. I would also like to see English take its rightful place as our official language, and that no ballot would ever again be translated into a foreign language.

⦿ We are seeing once again that the Stock Market is a lousy barometer of the nation’s economy. Because certain tech stocks have taken a nosedive recently, mainly because Facebook and Google are finally being faced with long overdue federal oversight, they’ve managed to drag down the entire market, which is doing just fine in such important areas as construction, manufacturing and energy.

⦿ Although I tend to take everything radio host Michael Medved says with a huge block of salt, he recently proposed a plan that, in conjunction with the New Contract with America, would help ensure that the GOP maintains control of Congress after the midterms. He suggested that between now and Election Day in November, Congress should eliminate a federal program every single day.

It would not only save the nation a great deal of money, but it would be something that the Republicans could point to as actual accomplishments.

⦿ Speaking of the Republicans, Mitch McConnell, who looks like he spends most of his time at home screaming at the neighborhood kids to get the hell off his lawn, says he opposes Trump’s suggestion that he employ the nuclear option so that it would only require 51, not 60, Senate votes to pass legislation.

He argued “It would fundamentally change the way the Senate operates.”

Apparently, it has escaped the man’s attention that the Senate doesn’t operate any better than a car that’s been up on blocks since 1993. Surely, he must know that if the Democrats take back the Senate in the Fall, especially if it’s only by a one or two vote margin, Charles clown-Schumer won’t wait a second longer than necessary before employing the nuclear option.

The difference between Democrats and Republicans, it occurs to me, is that when the liberals have power, they use it to push their agenda; but, because most Republicans lack an agenda, they see their primary role as trying to prevent Democrats from achieving their wish list.

Just about the only Republican in Washington who knows how to play offense is Donald Trump.

⦿ Although I tend to be an optimist, it is difficult to see a bright future for America. As I gaze into my crystal ball, I can’t see how America can survive as the land of the brave and the home of the free when, within the next 10 or 20 years, the majority of voters will have been totally indoctrinated by socialists during 12 years of public education and at least four years of college. At the same time, most of us who were raised believing that America is special, and that the Constitution is a sacred document that no more requires constant updating than the Bible does, will have died off.

⦿ I had started reading “Secret Empires,” but this morning, out of the blue, I received a review copy of my friend Ron Kessler’s latest, “The Trump White House Changing the Rules of the Game.” Knowing it would be a better read, I set aside “Secret Empires” for a later date.

Although I am barely into it, I have already learned from Kessler, who has been a friend and confidant of Trump’s for a great many years, that Kellyanne Conway is the number one leaker at the White House.

Assuming that is true, and I’ve never known Kessler to lie, it would mean that President Trump approves of a certain number of anonymous leaks. Although I don’t know why that would be the case, it would certainly explain why the leaking continues unabated. After all, there are very few people who would be privy to the information that keeps popping up in the NY Times and the Washington Post, which should make it child’s play to plug the leaks if the President didn’t see an advantage in allowing them to continue.

If further reading lets me know what that advantage could possibly be, I’ll be sure to let you know.

⦿ Dan Parker of Ocean Park, Washington, informs me that the primary guiding hand behind the anti-gun demonstrations that followed the Parkland massacre was not, as the Democrats contended, David Hogg and his fellow students, but the highly partisan Giffords Foundation, which springs into action after every mass-killing.

Not only did the Foundation organize the demonstrations, but a teacher at Marjory Stoneman High School, Debbie Miller, was recorded coaching the students and reminding them to have “their talking points ready.”

The kids were also told on which news outlets to appear and which to avoid, so it should come as no surprise they constantly showed up on CNN and MSNBC, where they were treated like royal visitors, and avoided having to actually answer a single question on Fox.

⦿ Robert Hall, a scallywag who calls Fairfield, California, home, let me know that whereas Donald Trump allegedly paid Stormy Daniels $130,000, His lawyer not him. Paula Jones cost liar-Bill Clinton $850,000. “It just proves again who’s the better negotiator.”

⦿ Upon getting the news that the number of murders committed with guns in New York City is now being exceeded by Muslims with knives in London, Dick Barry, who provides Arlington, Texas, with something to brag about, said: “Take away the guns and the bad guys turn to knives. And, so, the liberal knife debate will soon begin.”

I replied: “Knives, cars, vans, machetes, axes, bombs, pressure cookers. Muslims aren’t particularly bright, but when it comes to murder, they are certainly adaptable.”

⦿ After I wrote about a group trying to decide whether, in Spanish, computers should be considered male or female, I heard from Judy Peterson of Woodland, Washington. She opined that they’re neither one nor the other, but actually transgender, explaining: “They are expensive to start with, and they keep changing their formats, making them increasingly hard to understand.”

If you want to Comment directly to Burt Prelutsky, please mention my name Rudy. burtprelutsky@icloud.com 

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