Daily Archives: March 20, 2017

Dinner with the Afghan Ambassador

From Benny Johnson at the Independent Journal Review (excerpted):

The Obama administration dealt with a light, often inconsequential, hand in diplomatic relationships.  Within this leadership vacuum, Afghanistan experienced a sharp, bloody uptick in terrorist attacks by Taliban forces and an economic upheaval.

On Friday night, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib (the current Afghan Ambassador to the United States) hosted a dinner at his residence for approximately one dozen widows of American soldiers who gave their lives fighting in his home country.

The ambassador was asked how the people of Afghanistan viewed President Trump. His answer stunned those listening, not only for its candor but also for its rare insight into how the president approaches foreign policy. His full response to the question:

 I’ve personally met with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago and the president has had two phone conversations with President Ghani [The president of Afghanistan]. One call was after he won the election and one after [Trump] became president. Before the calls, we were advised to keep conversations short because, we were told, Trump will not be interested in the details of the call and does not have a long attention span, so it would be pointless to have a long call.

However, we were pleasantly surprised at how much time President Trump spent asking very informed questions. The first time the presidents spoke, the questions Trump asked impressed us. “How can you win in this fight [against terrorism]?” he asked. “What do you need to become financially independent?” and “How can American business invest in Afghanistan? How can we develop businesses and mining in your country?”

Trump would listen intently after each question, often asking follow-ups. Trump’s second call with our president was even longer than the first. Asking these types of questions for our country is something the Obama administration never did. The Obama administration was the most academic administration we have ever had to deal with but the Trump administration has been the most thoughtful and intelligent.

Trump continually asked “How can you win? What does Afghanistan need to win?” in reference to our fight with terrorism. Trump wants to win. Sincerely. All the Obama administration wanted to do was not lose.

The Obama administration was hesitant with us. The enemy could sense that. When the Obama administration announced its plans to pull troops out of the region, they announced the exact date they would do it. All our enemies had to do was wait [Obama] out. They knew the date they had to hang on until — which gave them the will to fight. They used that time to recruit and build up resources.

To bring real reform, we must be able to defeat enemies outside our country and inside. We must overthrow the Afghan warlords who are profiteering off the war. Every time we tried to remove one of them from power, [Secretary John] Kerry would say “no” because it would potentially make it unstable and require more troops be brought in. The entire Obama administration was too cautious, but Kerry was the most cautious. Perhaps the Obama administration was fatigued by the time we assumed power. [President Ghani assumed power in September of 2014.] But Trump is very different from Obama in this way.

This is good, for the future of Afghanistan.

The comments at the dinner were very well-received by the Gold Star widows.  One said Obama’s actions in Afghanistan were an “insult” to her husband’s legacy and what he fought for. The ambassador said he hoped to honor legacies of Americans and Afghans alike by creating a stable, free, democratic society in his country.

Trump-era diplomacy is very much in its infancy. Yet even in his first few days as America’s chief diplomat, the president is doing what he promised; making big, big waves.

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Elitist Hypocrites

Liberal Lunacy - backwards identities

  • Bernie Sanders tweeted: “We are living in a nation which worships wealth rather than caring for the poor. I don’t think that is the nation we should be living in.”
  • James Woods shot back, “How’s life at the lake house, Big Guy?”

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton took her $2500 purse to the hair dresser to get a $1200 cut and dye job.

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What God Can Do

Please PRAY for Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation.  We need him on the Supreme Court ASAP!

GOD and lightning bugs

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The Gorsuch Hearings

The democrats are in a tough spot. They have to come up with arguments against a man of such wisdom and character that he is almost unassailable. But assail him they will, because their voting base are a bunch of rabid, hate-filled ignoramuses created by a media who make sport out of ruining the lives of anyone who doesn’t take them seriously. Harry Reid, the miserable sludge who obstructed any republican efforts to govern, pulled the ‘nuclear option’ to get hundreds of O’s far left judicial nominees confirmed. He stopped just short of SCOTUS appointments. He has come to regret that, as the GOP are willing to use it to get Trump’s people confirmed. Gorsuch, a strict constitutionalist, is replacing the late Antonin Scalia. The real frenzy will not begin until the president is tasked to replace one of the leftist judges, like Breyer or Ginsburg. That would tip the balance on the court in favor of the Founding Fathers and away from ruling by personal opinion.

Get Ready To Rumble! Gorsuch Hearings Set To Begin

The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the grueling public vetting process of Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, tomorrow.
In a bid to place hurdles in the way of Gorsuch’s confirmation by the Republican-controlled Senate, Democrats on committee have said they will probe him on several fronts based mainly on his record as a federal appeals court judge and a Justice Department appointee under former President George W. Bush.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz said Sunday on the Face the Nation that Democrats can try to block Gorsuch, but they will not be able to tank his appointment.

NARAL-Pro Choice, Planned Parenthood and a coalition of 50 other liberal groups sent Democratic lawmakers a letter in advance of this week’s confirmation hearings telling them to buck up.
‘Democrats have failed to demonstrate a strong, unified resistance to this nominee despite the fact that he is an ultra-conservative jurist who will undermine our basic freedoms and threaten the independence of the federal judiciary,’ the letter stated. ‘We need you to do better.’

Dem Senators want to take Gorsuch down to satisfy base, but unlikely to succeed
Barring something extraordinary, Gorsuch will be confirmed for the Scalia Seat.


Vanity Fair eventually cuts to the chase, noting one teensy-weensy problem: “In the long run, the Democrats have no power to block Gorsuch, except in the unlikely event that a solid majority of Americans comes to view anyone but Garland in Scalia’s seat as an affront to the Constitution.”

Gorsuch Confirmation Presents Democrats With 2 Difficult Paths

When it comes to the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, Senate Democrats appear to have two options: Get out of the way or get run over.
Senate Republicans’ enthusiastic backing of President Trump’s nominee ensures majority support even before the confirmation hearing begins Monday. But the Republicans also hope that enough Democrats are won over by Judge Gorsuch — or recognize the inevitability of his confirmation — that they join in efforts to head off an explosive showdown over a filibuster.

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch an ‘extremist,’ Feinstein’s office says

Feinstein’s office criticized him for his hostility to the Supreme Court’s doctrine of deferring to government agencies’ interpretations of unclear federal laws. He has called the doctrine a violation of the constitutional separation of powers.

The release said he could also further weaken the tottering government regulations of political campaign financing. In a 2014 opinion, he called the act of contributing to campaigns “a basic constitutional freedom” entitled to the highest level of constitutional protection.

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Their gross ignorance is due to the MSM

During a “man on the street” segment, Hypeline’s Derek Muncy interviewed a handful of college students about their opinions on Betsy DeVos.

Each of them had nothing but negative things to say about her.

When Muncy switched to policy questions, without mentioning that they were DeVos’ policies, these same people agreed with her 100%.

Proving my point about the MSM:  “I wasn’t informed on that.”

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“The days of economic surrender are OVER.”

I heard that Trump’s approval at Gallup has dropped.  I am 100% sure this has much more to do with the MSM’s relentless criticism than it does with what Trump is actually doing.

During the previous administration, they ignored the president’s flubs, scandals, historical ignorance and serial lies.  Today, they give zero credit where credit is greatly due, while focusing obsessively on truly stupid stuff.

I stopped listening to them during the Bush administration, when I realized the Iraq War they were describing was 180 degrees different from what my own kids, whose boots were on the ground, were telling me about.

If you watch nothing but the MSM news, you probably have no idea that our country is doing well.

Here is President Trump’s weekly address.  What he talks about matches the economic indicators that show big increases in job creation and a remarkable drop in our national debt, hopeful things the MSM is probably not telling you about.

3/18/17: Weekly Address [3:47]

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