Tag Archives: GOP debate

The American Voter – Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

Donald Trump has raised expectations. His State of the Union message satisifed some and raised others. To satisfy them, he must drain the swamp in and of the federal government itself. To make America great again he must re-establish the rule of law. Now he's taking a gamble--with tariffs.

Author Doug Johnson, a prolific writer and blogger published a piece about how the election of Ted Cruz could end up getting Hillary into the oval office. I examined Doug’s article and after visiting his blog realized that this colorful writer was loaded with political savvy and a great deal of insight – but with a tinge of the conspiracy theorist penchant for the – ‘what is really behind the scenes, even though nobody can prove it.’ There was only one point in Doug’s article published on the newly rising ‘Barbwire’ website under the direction of J. Matt Barber that I could not get out of my craw. It had nothing to do with Hillary, but has to do with how the American voters perceive or understand what is being said to them by the various GOP candidates in this election cycle.

Donald Trump: 2008 redux?

Donald Trump, pragmatist

Long before Barack Obama swept into office as a pop-culture icon in 2008 I had serious doubts about his record, his honesty and his intentions about many issues including “gay marriage’ and abortion. I tabled many of my doubts, naïvely believing the American people would see through his inexperience, dishonesty and hidden motives and leave him behind. How wrong can a man be?