Debate Wrap-Up

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Oct 262016
 

America is under attack by Muslim terrorists, we are 20 trillion in debt, Detroit and Chicago are killing fields, one third of our manufacturing sector has been sent to other countries, the murder rate is up, the poverty rate is up, wages have been stagnant for the last 30 years, Social Security is going bankrupt, our roads and bridges are crumbling:

So, what was the number one issue in the presidential debates:

Donald Trumps potty mouth, what else?

True, some of the things the Donald has said about women are wrong, but look at it this way; he has started a discussion that is long over due in our country, that is that women are mistreated. Women don’t get the same pay men get for the same work, they are often on the abused side of domestic violence. Locker room trash talking women starts a process that expands way beyond the locker room. Some men think this is the way women should be treated because of the locker room trash talking about them. But now this is changing, society has collectively stated loud and clear that trash talking women is wrong, because talking behind someones back totally violates the sense of fairness our nation was founded on, or that trash talking is done by somebody who just wants to look bad, as “bad is good” in our sick culture. Hopefully, the way women are treated may soon change and they will be treated with the respect, caring and the love they certainly deserve.

As for the rest of the debate; Hillary is a real paradox since the Wikileaks disclosures proved that Hillary has both public positions and private positions; it’s difficult to know what her real position on any issue is. This showed up clearly when Trump asked her about her open borders ideas, to which she answered by talking about energy policy. It was the biggest flip I ever saw in a debate.

But the Donald has been consistent in his outrageous statements. One was when he threatened to have Hillary investigated by his attorney general if elected. He even said that if he was President, she would be in jail. This has never been done during a debate. But some of the listeners sure agreed with him on this.

Trump is about as unconventional as you can get, while Hillary is as corrupt establishment as you can get. And in an election year when most voters are angry at the corrupt establishment, it’s a mystery as to why Hillary is ahead in the polls. Can Trump’s potty mouth be that bad that voters prefer Hillary with her long history of scandals and corruption over Trump who has a long history of business, some good, some bad, but overall successful. He knows how business works, he knows the tax code; he knows the government is corrupt and working for itself, not the people who elected them.

This whole election is a record breaker as far as unexpected crazy stuff is concerned, but one thing is too frighteningly clear; emotions and anger has reached fever pitch, so much so that, regardless of who wins the election, the voters on the other side may not accept the winner. The Republicans will not accept Hillary as President, and the Democrats will not accept Trump as President. What happens next will not be funny, because we may be headed for real trouble.

Lets not forget that after the election of Abraham Lincoln, that the nation was so angry and divided that the South seceded from the union and the Civil War began. Is the current situation that bad? I hope not.

Jose Lugo, editor for ddtv.org
Lugo@ddtv.org

As Far As Hillary’s Emails Go

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Oct 182016
 

Apparently, the FBI forgot to visit the Cornell Law Library. Word for word from the Cornell Law Library Former United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey tells MSNBC that not only is Hillary Clinton’s private email server illegal, it “disqualifies” her from holding any federal office. Very specifically points to one federal law, Title 18. Section 2071.

For those of us who do not have United States Code committed to memory, here’s what it says:

“(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. (b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.”

Yes, it explicitly states “shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.

Shouldn’t voters know that? The media won’t tell them. So it’s up to us.
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VP Debate

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Oct 082016
 

The Vice Presidential debate was predictable in that Tim Kaine promoted government control and Mike Pence promoted individual enterprise.

Right from the start Tim Kaine (D) started interrupting Mike Pence (R) and he just kept at it until Pence realized that he is not going to finish any thought he has, so he also started interrupting. It all started to look like a Fox News Bill O’Reilly show in that everybody was talking at the same time, only causing confusion.

The moderator did a lousy job because she was not able to get them to talk individually. This is because she got the job due to political correctness, not because she knew how to moderate a debate; because she didn’t.

From the beginning it became clear that Kaine is the sort of guy who has to have control. Kaine thinks of himself as the authority guy that must be in charge, so he has to correct anybody with a different point of view, they are wrong if he says so.

Tim Kaine made a big twist of facts when he claimed Donald Trump did not want to pay taxes to support our troops. But the fact of the matter is that Trump had a huge financial loss of 916 million dollars that threatened his business, and so he had to carry the loss into future years to save his company. This is standard business practice that a lot of business people use and it’s legal under the tax code. But Tim Kaine, the authority guy, says Trump didn’t want to support our troops. The fact of the matter is that Trump paid millions of dollars in taxes throughout his business career.

On the other hand, Mike Pence came across as the sort of guy that wants to sit down and talk things over to look for solutions. The type of person that we could use more of in Washington DC and throughout the country.

The rest of the debate was the candidates repeating the party line. Dull.

Jose Lugo, editor DDTV.ORG

lugo@ddtv.org

Did the Debate Change Anything?

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Oct 032016
 

The most hyped debate in recent times is over, but what happened?

It started with Hillary charging ahead like a steam roller, because she had the assurance that the news media will cover or make excuses for any mistakes she may make, while the Donald was just buzzing around like a little fly making little sound bites here and there.

The worst mistake Trump made was when Hillary started talking about creating jobs and Trump criticized this, but he was silent about how when Bill Clinton was president (and was supported by Hillary) and signed into law the “North American Free Trade Agreement” and also signed into law our membership in the “World Trade Organization”, and then just to make sure the damage was Complete, also gave China special trade status. The result of these laws was to make American manufactures compete with countries that had labor costs about one or two dollars and hour while
Americans had an average labor cost of about $10 an hour. The result of this was massive damage to our manufacturing sector with about 1/3 of our manufacturing capacity going to other countries. This damage was so severe that even today, America still has not recovered, Trump also did not mention that Hillary and her husband lied to Americans by saying NAFTA would create jobs which has clearly not happened, NAFTA only created massive damage and job loss in America.

Another mistake Trump made was when Hillary said Trump should publish his tax returns; instead of saying, “he will publish his tax returns when Hillary publishes an audit of the Clinton Foundation” he only promised to publish his tax returns later. The Clinton Foundation has been Accused of being a money laundering operation by some people because only about 6% of its revenues go to poverty programs while the rest just disappears like a typical scam.

Hillary also criticized Trumps tax cut plan as “trickle Down Economics” and so is proven to be unworkable, But Trump made a good counter in saying that America has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world and so is driving manufacturing away from America. If America dropped it’s current 35% corporate tax down to 15% it would attract manufacturing back to America. The Democratic parties policies of high taxes and over regulation has made America a place where you can’t do business. Trump proposed to change this with lower taxes and less regulation. Ronald Reagan already proved this works.

Hillary is a scandal rich candidate, but yet Trump did not take advantage of this opportunity. Trump said nothing about the Clinton Foundation pay to play scandal. Nothing about Hillary destroying 33,000 subpoenaed top secret emails, and the FBI director, James Comey (Obamas lap dog), letting her go on this matter. Nothing about her saying,”at this point what difference does it make”, when four brave Americans were murdered in Benghazi. Nothing about her lie about a video causing the Banghazi attack. Nothing about her helping Russia buy a uranium mine in
Canada in exchange for a donation to the Clinton Foundation. Nothing about her covering up for her rapist husband. Nothing about, after serving in the White House, walking out with the silverware, paintings and furniture. Nothing about her lie about being under sniper fire in Ukraine. Maybe Trump did this because of the hammering the liberal press gave him. When the news media did his to Mitt Romney, he went to the debate with Obama so politically frozen correct that he was barely able to talk. This didn’t affect Trump that much, but his performance was not as expected. Maybe at the next debate, the real Trump will be back. I hope.

Hillary makes great speeches, but she also has a reputation of shady dealing that often crosses the line into illegal behavior. But she has Obama covering for her and keeping the FBI away from her. Donald Trump often says the wrong thing at the wrong time and sure knows how to raise peoples tempers. But Donald Trump is a business man, he knows business; this expertise is what America needs right now, not Hillary’s socialist stupidity. The real business world is sometimes not nice, but it’s the real world and Trump learned how to work it in the “dog eat dog” business world of New York City.

“If he can make it there, he can make it anywhere”.

But, just to get real here, Donald Trump has a very slim chance of becoming president, mainly because he just threw away the women vote for no good reason, and women are the majority voters. The only reason he is doing so good in the polls is because Hillary is that bad, I mean criminally bad.

The bottom line here is 70% of Americans believe America is on the wrong track. Hillary will continue Obama”s road to socialism, and anybody with half a brain knows that socialism is a historically proven failure. Donald Trump knows this and is a master at how free enterprise works and can make it work again in America, if only he can get back the women’s vote.

Jose Lugo, editor DDTV.ORG
lugo@ddtv.org