Debbie Wasserman Schultz is Resigning over another Clinton Scandal: The DNC is sunk before it even got started

Remember all the controversy surrounding the beginning of the RNC event in Cleveland last week?  Remember the fear of the open carry gun laws, and the riots that were supposedly going to occur—and the floor revolts by the #NEVERTRUMPS—and all the disunity that would split the republicans going into the fall election?  By Friday, the party unified behind Trump—those that wouldn’t were pushed out—essentially Ted Cruz and John Kasich.  There wasn’t any violence to speak of and everything came out nice.  Now compare that to the democrats—before the DNC has even started Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning—which is an outrageous scandal because the convention is essentially her creation.  On the eve of the nomination of Crooked Hillary Clinton’s presidential run Wikileaks unleashed over 20,000 emails which were so scandalous that Schultz had no choice.  And that is just day one.  Democrats are just terrible people filled with scandal—they simply can’t help themselves.

Remember about six weeks ago when I predicted an end to the Democratic Party on Matt Clark’s radio show.  It’s all happening right on schedule. 

Rich Hoffman

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Watch ’13 Hours’: Hillary Clinton’s epic mistake and the many lives she ruined forever

One of the things you should be thinking about during the Fourth of July 2016 and thereafter is what freedom costs, and what it produces.  One of the best ways to understand the character of Americans produced under the banner of freedom is to watch war movies that are rooted in truth, like We Were Soldiers by Mel Gibson, American Sniper, and of course the very relevant 13 Hours—which has Hillary Clinton’s name all over it as far as a resume.  As we blast of our fireworks and celebrate our independence obviously rooted in sheer defiance I wish that American ideas of freedom were in every home around the world so that other people could produce the type of men that were displayed in Michael Bay’s 13 Hours.

Do yourself a favor, watch 13 Hours and recommend it to someone you care about, no matter where they live in the world.  Without America’s influence in faraway lands like Libya, the world is an armpit.  I’ve traveled around the world and witnessed many cultures, and studied many that are no longer around and without dispute America is the best and the people of the world deserve much better than they have now.

But the most important thing to take away from 13 Hours is the sheer incompetence of the Barack Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s fingerprints all over it, from positioning Ambassador Chris Stevens in harm’s way to lying about the motivation of the terrorists to the public in the days after.  If Clinton were a normal human being she would retire in shame after the whole Benghazi incident happened on her watch under her guidance.  I don’t think she deliberately stoked the fires of terrorism to kill Ambassador Stevens or anything like that, but she clearly mismanaged the situation.  Even though the film never names her directly, the people at the heart of the storm in 13 Hours were clearly victims of sheer incompetence.  Hillary should have resigned over the incident and Obama should not have been re-elected.  However, to protect their political careers, both Clinton and Obama lied about the motivations and the danger—then attacked anybody who wanted to look into what went wrong as a conspiracy theorist.  They fought against the congressional investigation which just wrapped up this past week, intensely.  Read it for yourself by CLICKING HERE.  Our Fourth of July is a reminder of what makes Americans special to begin with.  When our government goes bad we have mechanisms in place to remove those failures and our fireworks customs are reminders of that back-pocket trait.  The primary reason we all must protect the freedom to arms in America is because we could easily find ourselves in our own version of 13 Hours from our homes under incompetent government led by people like Hillary Clinton.

One thing that really surprised me about 13 Hours was how many people were actually involved, and how many casualties there were.  The firefight between the CIA and the contractors who starred in the film was intense all through the film.  That wasn’t reported on the news.  Much of what happened in Benghazi wasn’t reported by even conservative outlets.  Even Fox News let Hillary Clinton off too easy for her role in the whole event.  It is unbelievable that only three years later that idiot was running for President of the United States.  If she were human, she wouldn’t show her face in public and would stay into hiding for the rest of her life licking her wounds.  After watching 13 Hours, Hillary isn’t qualified for POTUS just because of Benghazi, not to mention the long list of other problems she has.  Over this past weekend the FBI had to have a meeting with her regarding her email server, which was illegally set up and exposed sensitive material to villains while she was running the Benghazi debacle as Secretary of State.  The list is long with Clinton.  She is a reminder of why we cannot trust government blindly and why we must keep our guns close.  We give idiots like Hillary Clinton some power and if she turns that power against us to protect her career—then we have to take that power away from her at some point.  The fact that she’s running for POTUS after her embarrassing stint as a Secretary of State for Barack Obama says everything.

I watched 13 Hours with my family the night before the Fourth of July.  I thought it would be good, but I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was.  Every single American should watch it.  It’s really easy; I rented it off the Playstation Store.  It was only ten years ago when my family would make a similar trip to Blockbuster Video to rent movies we didn’t catch at the theater.  Now we just rent them at home and directly download them to watch without even getting out of our chairs.  13 Hours is also available as a MOD on cable and the DVD/Blue Ray is out anywhere that those types of things are offered, which is just about everywhere.  After watching the movie, I’d recommend buying it for a home collection.  It was good enough.  I will definitely want to watch it again.  Regardless, there is no excuse for not seeing the movie.  It’s easy to get and it’s good enough to block a few hours out of your day to see.  It is the perfect thing to watch as a family before shooting off Fourth of July fireworks.  Freedom wasn’t fought for once over 200 years ago and that’s all we celebrate.  It is fought for every day by you, me, and those fine people in 13 Hours.  Being an American is a special thing and the world does need our influence.  Without that influence, the tribes of losers around the world that wants to yank their people back to the Stone Age is prevalent.  So it’s not just us we protect—we are the beacon of light that the world must yearn for.  Without guns and the bravery of the type of people born and raised under the opportunities that freedom creates—idiots like Hillary Clinton run the world and when they mess up, lots of people suffer as they did from all sides in Benghazi.

I highly recommend 13 Hours.  You should watch it without haste and come to terms with what it says about our modern government—which ended up embarrassing me more than I already was.  The film wasn’t just a story about the six guys featured in the firefight at the Annex, it had a lot of others connected who could have provided contrary information if the film wasn’t true. But they didn’t—because they couldn’t.  If you really want to know how bad it is out there, then 13 Hours is the place to start.  It really was the start of ISIS because once America withdrew from that region after Benghazi the rebels who had been getting weapons from the United States through the black market provided by our government to overthrow all the dictators around the Middle East organized to create ISIS—to perpetuate a global caliphate.  Just two days before the Fourth of July celebrations in America during 2016 ISIS attacked innocent people in Bangladesh.  Hillary’s mismanagement at Benghazi not only unleashed ISIS that evening, but it opened the lid of terrorism that America had carefully been trying to contain for three decades with a naive notion motivated by John Lennon song’s about a global world united by love and pot smoke.  What she and Obama got was a world being pulled back into the Middle Ages once American freedom was pushed out of the region—and many more people suffered.  And it’s time that people understand the situation for what it is.

Watch the videos of this article carefully and consider what is at stake during this upcoming election.  And make sure to share this with someone you care about.

Rich Hoffman

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Keeping Exits Open in a Gay Night Club: Why we need bazookas, rocket launchers and assault weapons under the Second Amendment

I do feel sorry for Jo Cox from the British Parliament and all the gay people in Orlando caught in that shooting, but in the wake of all that tragedy are some very alarming elements which have shown themselves.  First of all, England has some very vigorous “weapons” controls, yet Mrs. Cox was still murdered in the streets of England by a conspiracy laced madman supposedly out of dedication to England voting to leave the EU.  Honestly, that story is a little too convenient—good thing I’m not a conspiracy theorist—because the numbers don’t look good for England to remain in the EU.  Regardless of the motive, leftists were quick to use the tragedy of Jo Cox to rally sympathy toward the efforts to keep England bound to the rest of Europe—at least for now.  And the same thing happened in Orlando.  Look, that Pulse nightclub was not a happy place—it was a gay bar intending social debauchery.  That aspect of course was covered by the murder of 49 people but it was a place of detriment to begin with.  However, in the wake of the tragedy, the world is broadcasting rainbows in solidarity with gay rights activists and before you could blink, liberals everywhere were promoting gay lifestyles and attacking guns—rather than the root cause which was Islamic terrorism.

It is precisely this kind of madness which is why we have the right to not only guns, but assault weapons of every kind.  In all these tragedies, the governments have really screwed up, and we need the means to remove them from power if elections prove unsuccessful.  That is why we have guns of every kind covered under the Second Amendment—from muskets to rocket launchers.  England with all its laws couldn’t keep a deranged person from killing one of its rising stars in parliament and no laws in the United States would keep lunatics like that ISIS pledging scum bag in Florida from killing masses of people at will.  (I find it astonishing that nobody in that gay club rushed the shooter between weapon loads.  The killer had time to call people, make posts on Facebook and keep fresh magazines in his weapon without anybody challenging him.  To me, that is a bigger problem.  The issue certainly isn’t gun control, it’s the ridiculous notion that in a room full of men—nobody had the guts to charge the assailant.)  As a nation, we have really destroyed the valor of our young people through public education.  And even worse than all that, the Pulse nightclub had all their exits locked up with only one way in or out.  Who would ever think that a “gay” club would even metaphorically block up an “exit.”  They love exits, I would think they’d have them open everywhere—if they did, a lot more people would be alive right now, that’s for sure.

The real villains are these idiots calling for gun control before the smoke even cleared the barrels in Florida.  Within two days Jo Cox was killed by a gun—and a knife—in a country where even thinking about those kinds of things are outlawed.  Gun control laws do not work or make our country safer.  But what they do perform is taking the light off the idiots who created all these problems, and when they refuse to leave office and continue to run our police, and military, there may come a day where we have to have those weapons to maintain our country from domestic enemies—as well as foreign.  In that spirit, I want not only AR-15s, but bazookas, rocket launchers and whatever I can get.  Because idiots are running our government and in the wake of the tragedies they created, they are demanding we trust them more and give up our guns.  Sorry, that is not going to happen.  Government couldn’t keep a bunch of gay people safe with proper fire codes, they raised through government schools a bunch of wimps, and they let radical Islamic fanatics roam the streets after two FBI investigations and who knows what collected through the NSA.  I am likely higher on the terrorist watch list than the Orlando shooter because I’m a white guy and Tea Party supporter in the way government profiles people.  No, government has made plenty of mistakes and giving up our guns to them—even machine guns—would be a mistake.

Once again dear reader, I’d encourage you to join the NRA today, then Second Call Defense.  Buy a gun—no buy two or three guns.  Learn to use those guns, get a concealed carry permit and learn to be a good guy with a gun.  One thing is for sure, we’d be safer with you carrying a gun than relying on these stupid people running our governments to provide even basic security.  They can’t even keep the exits open in a gay nightclub—and that is the ultimate failure.

The world has gone mad.  We need guns now more than ever.

Rich Hoffman

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Dueling Needs to Make a Comeback: The American tiger in a cage being poked by “social justice warriors”

Anyone can see what the root cause of the problem witnessed in the following Alex Jones video was.  In it there was a group of people that we might call, “social justice warriors” who have grown up in a society deliberately softened to allow for their rise by a political class hell-bent on staying in power—no matter what.  These kids, and the adults that they will grow into, have been empowered by essentially removing the ramifications of their lunacy—the consequences of their personal assault against individual liberty.  The blame clearly falls on our global education system and the forces which gathered to perpetuate their stated curriculum. It has made me realize that a practice long forgotten for its perceived barbarity needs to be dusted off and inserted back into our American culture—the gentlemanly practice of dueling.  As radical as that may sound, we must find some version of it to emerge in this modern century otherwise we won’t make it into more advanced stages. To see why, watch this video then all of the following for substantiation.

A version of dueling still existed in the Old West as towns erupted across the vast frontier of North America guided by flimsy laws enforced by even flimsier sheriffs.  I practice that type of dueling nearly every day with a group I’m involved in called the Cowboy Fast Draw Association.  A friend of mine made a comment that I was thinking of while shooting that day and it was, “if dueling made a comeback, people these days would be a whole lot less offended.”  That’s when I thought of those snot-nosed, liberalized socialist losers in that Alex Jones video.  What was missing from their lives was the respect that comes from asserting an insult at individual integrity.  What those kids have been taught in that video—and anywhere these days that “socialist justice warriors” gather under storm clouds of collective effort—is ramifications for their individual mistakes.

The duel as it was inherited from Europe was widely practiced within the United States for quite a number of years by our early presidents and was a declaration of individual honor.  In that society from which our Constitution was written, an individual’s honor was required to have a civil society.  If some rogue threatened that sanctity then ramifications just outside the grip of the law were required to keep the peace and maintain an orderly society.  We all know about the famous Alexander Hamilton duel with Aaron Burr—which I think about quite a lot.  I was born in the Ohio city directly named after Hamilton who lost his duel with Burr and died.  I also think of President Jackson a lot when I think about duels and the kind of attitude which formed the country of America.  Dueling and honor went hand-in-hand which provided a foundation for our laws.

When I was growing up the Department of Education had just been enacted, so they didn’t have time to drive this trend out of our culture.  Even one hundred years after the Wild West, dueling was still a common practice among kids in my school of Lakota in Liberty Township, Ohio which was essentially settled by war heroes of the Revolutionary War.  When something which insulted individual honor fell outside the established law of the school or the society outside which controlled it, boys would settle the issue with a fight after school—which I found myself in a lot.  Failure to show up to one of these fights would lead to extreme scorn and a loss of respect up the pecking order of male influence among both sexes.  If you were challenged to one of these fights, you didn’t fail to show up.  I always did, and most of the time, just as it was when the dueling action was pistols—handshakes and respect were given out and sometimes friendships were forged.  People respect courage and when two people faced down each other over a dispute that couldn’t be legally worked out by putting a hand on the Bible and letting God sort through the details—individualized respect was the only real option which bound our society together.

Think about it, when you are in the grocery check-out, what keeps you from belting the person in front of you in the head and taking their place in line—is it fear of the law—of being arrested for assault?  Perhaps for most, that is their first reaction—but these days people have a lot less respect for the law as police officers and their methods of control have come into question.  So what is the next layer of defense which prevents you from acting—you look the person over and decide that you could physically overpower them and take their place in line.  What keeps you from doing it?  Essentially, fear…………….fear of what that person might do if you challenged them in some way.  If you push them they might turn around and clobber you, or they might have a gun and shoot you.  That threat forces you to respect their individual boundaries at a primal level which then paves the way for respect at the legal level.  Without a foundation of respect for individual integrity, no laws in any land can have real influence.

And that is the primary issue, public schools are in the business now of teaching collective rights, not individual ones.  As seen in that video, the Donald Trump supporters represented individual values whereas the social justice warriors represented collective values—and our society has put its priorities on the collective effort over the individual ones and that’s how we find ourselves in this current mess.  Those social justice warriors have no fear of individual retribution so they are free to attack anything, anywhere over anything.  They have grown up lacking respect for individual property or sanctity and are acting on behalf of collective efforts for achievements which extend beyond their personal gains.  The way to fix that whole problem is by empowering the individuals to defend their positions with actual respect–and unfortunately that means with all human beings—an imminent fear of being removed from the face of the earth so that a proper dialogue between two parties can emerge.

Years ago I was with a group that was buying a mechanical bull for a nightclub I was involved with and we were at one of those honkytonks to see it in action.  I had on my customary cowboy hat as I have since I was a little kid and I was standing in front of a couple of guys at the bar who were obviously drunk and looking for a quick ego boost to their reputations.  As I watched people ride the bull in question I felt something rub against the brim of my hat from behind, so I turned quickly and saw the hand of some sappy looking bastard removing his hand quickly hoping that he wouldn’t be caught.  Of course I confronted him angrily and I told him that if he did it again I’d beat the rat piss out of him.  He and his friend were two tobacco chewing rednecks who thought they were more authentic than me, and they didn’t need to wear hats to country bars—which essentially was what they told me.  My response was to take them outside and show them that they weren’t “shit,” both of them.  Of course they headed for the door to protect their honor as they were with women who were both at the bar urging them not to fight.  When we got outside they saw the anger on my face and realized that the fight was not going to go well for either of them.  A bouncer stood on the porch and watched, letting things play out respectfully.  Suddenly the two guys apologized for touching my hat and they were quick to want to make friends.  I accepted and we returned inside where they bought me a beer and were nice to me for the rest of the evening.  Their dates were grateful and everyone had a pretty good time the rest of the night.  When I left they even went out of their way to say goodbye and shake my hand.

Protests are getting out of control in our country as socialists, communists, and various anarchists raised in our public education system to not respect private property, personal integrity, or any level of valor have no fear of the law or the individual integrity for which laws were written to protect—and honestly, they need their asses kicked.  They are the result of what happens when you don’t retaliate for someone touching your hat, or insulting your personal name in a newspaper.  Without that basic respect for other human beings, there is no society to build from and everything plunges into chaos, which is exactly the goal of liberalized social justice warriors.  They aren’t warriors at all, only instigators who don’t expect to be punched back in the mouth once they’ve leveled their insults.  We live in a society now where they can touch my hat yet don’t expect to be punched in the mouth for it.  Once you do, they want to retreat to the law to settle their honor—which is essentially what has been happening at Trump rallies.  The society which created these losers doesn’t want to acknowledge that individual liberty is the key to holding all of society together.  They want to believe that it is the acceptance that the tapestry of a global society brings that will garner respect for each other—and they are miserably failing in their psychological assessment.  Just because they have de-clawed a tiger and removed its teeth, and even castrated it of its aggression, a tiger is still a tiger.  You can’t put a bunch of snot-nosed communists into a cage with it and let them poke it with a stick and not expect the tiger to attack those idiots.  At some point the individual temper of the tiger will break through the social constraints placed upon it.  And in many ways, there are a lot of people in this country who have been treated as such, castrated intellectually, and tied up individually to make the collective masses feel equal.  This has given rise to a period in our history where just about everyone is offended at something that somebody else says and that is leading us to a disaster—legally.  But, if the practice of dueling were to make an official comeback, and even become legalized again as it once was—then people these days would be a whole lot less offended, so easily.  And then, we might just find a way to work together toward achievements that require teamwork. First however, a respect for other individuals must be established, and that only occurs when acknowledgement of those other people is based on a foundation of integrity.  That is what the old duels established and that necessity is every bit as strong today as it was 300 years ago.  Only now we see what happens when we outlaw the mechanisms for achieving that respect—we have a mad, runaway society full of losers, imbeciles, and malcontents.

Rich Hoffman

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Thank You Merle Haggard: Saving lives with the wisdom of lyrics learned from hard living

I have a lot to thank Merle Haggard for and I’ve been thinking about them all since his death on April 6th 2016.  He had a lot of great songs, but for me the most important and my personal favorite was ‘Misery and Gin.’  I was 12 years old when I saw the movie Bronco Billy by Clint Eastwood for the first time.  It was and still is one of my favorite movies.  It hit me at just the right time in my life.  Like the Clint Eastwood character in that movie, I was socially awkward up to that point, so I could easily relate to his quirkiness.  But the tenacity for which the Bronco Billy’s character stuck to his beliefs even in spite of a changing world held a lot of appeal to me—so I watched it often.  One particular time was as a late teenager, I had just been in a serious car accident running around with friends.  The driver crashed in a manner that should have killed everyone.  I had blood running down every part of my body, and every bone hurt.  It was probably the most fun I had ever had watching a movie was that particular time.  I had taped Bronco Billy on a new VHS tape off television and enjoyed watching it when I needed a lift—and as I  breathed a sigh of relief at still being alive, the Bronco Billy message resonated intensely with me at that particular time.  And of all the good songs in that movie it was ‘Misery and Gin’ which had taught me the most about life.  Clint Eastwood wisely allowed Merle Haggard to have an extended section of the movie to sing his new song and rolled it nicely into the events of the movie—and I never forgot it.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-merle-haggard-appreciation-20160407-story.html

‘Misery and Gin’ was everything that I didn’t want to be in life. It was a parody of itself, a country song that espoused all the misery that drinking, picking up loose women, and bars filled with cigarette smoke entailed.   It was an extremely honest song and was one that I decided very early on that I wanted nothing to do with relating to lifestyle choices.  It reminded me of several uncles I had who lived that life, and I thought they were losers.  It gave me more conviction to turn away from that kind of life well before I was deep into puberty—and I am thankful for it.  Regarding the night of the car accident, I was with a friend in a hot rod car after a Christmas party for the place we worked.  That friend and I had a rival relationship; we would continually outdo each other on daring deeds.  We took outlandish risks to satisfy the inner daredevil in us—such as playing high-speed chicken with cop cars, fighting the biggest bullies in whatever number they presented themselves and performing any risk of physical manner that opportunity allowed like jumping across high-rise roof tops.  We did some really crazy things that should have killed us several hundred times over—and neither of us ever backed down from anything.  But you can only push things so far.  We both had a knack for coming out on top no matter how deep in trouble we got ourselves.  I think I was around 17 at the time.

One thing I had on this friend is that he had difficulty with talking to girls and women.  I was never afraid to talk to any girl anywhere about anything.  It was very easy for me, but for him it was extremely difficult.  He could never find the right words for the right girl.  So I’d hang that over his head whenever I could.  He’d respond by showing off more to compensate for his inequity.  I had arranged for three very attractive girls to race us back to his house after this Christmas party so he was showing off in his hot rod car to do his part in impressing them.  He let them get on the highway in front of us by nearly a mile and his plan was to blow by them at over 150 MPH—to show them how fearless and how powerful his car was—because we all know that girls like that kind of thing—the naughty side of them anyway.  That’s when his angle was wrong and there was too much traffic on the road and his Chevy, Nova had too short of a wheel base to maneuver quickly in any kind of evasive action so he fishtailed wildly into a retaining wall after blowing by the girls and the car spun endlessly through the heavy traffic before going airborne then flipping end over end down the highway.  Of course we didn’t wear seat belts in those days.

Miraculously we landed with the car pinned up against a retaining wall, nose down and pieces of the car strewn all over the highway.  We were both alive and hadn’t hit any other cars somehow.  But we were all sliced up from broken glass and the violence of the impacts.  The police came and arrested my friend for reckless operation, endangerment and a whole host of other violations.  I was free to go to the hospital.  Instead, the three girls took me home and helped me get all patched up.  I put duck tape on the deep cuts to hold the skin together and applied maple syrup to clot up the blood that was still dripping everywhere.  After all that was over, I watched Bronco Billy after popping some popcorn and having a nice cold Coke.  That is when I realized that life didn’t get any better than that.  A good movie, a nice drink, and the thrill of being alive—all I needed was a nice woman to share that kind of thing with. I met my wife about 9 months later—and obviously now I live a lot like Bronco Billy did in that movie—by choice largely because I decided to after that night.  It was a little more complicated than that, but looking back, it’s pretty easy to see.

Of that movie it was actually Merle Haggard’s song ‘Misery and Gin’ which communicated strongest to me.  I decided I wanted no part of living anything like that life.  While most everyone I have known before and since find appeal to that lifestyle—it doesn’t have to be a country honky-tonk, it could be a BW3s or a nightclub—drinking and hanging out with women who have made bad decisions in their lives and living a life of perpetual misery just wasn’t something I was going to do—and I never have.  Even that night in the car, it was my love of life which was the secret ingredient that the girls liked so much and why it was so easy to get them to come along and do whatever I wanted—including patching me up.  Of course nobody understood that—but I knew it was the promise of getting away from the misery and gin lifestyle that the girls had been trained which was their ultimate fate by a society stuck to that fate by their own bad decisions.  I offered a release from that, something of a lottery ticket.  It was very appealing to both the opposite sex, and the guy friends I had who clearly wanted to be a part of it whenever possible.

I used Bronco Billy to bond with my wife.  We watched it several times a month during our early marriage and she came to understand the words of Merle Haggard very well.  Without Bronco Billy, it might have been too difficult to convey to her what kind of life I intended to live.  She wouldn’t have understood.   But the mood of the entire movie was captured so nicely in that old Merle Haggard song and I have to thank him for it.  It put my life in a positive direction very early.  Without it, I probably would have still found a way, but it might have taken me a decade or two more to figure it all out.  Because of his song, I was able to accelerate the process and apply it much more quickly than if it hadn’t of ever been made.  So I’ll miss Merle Haggard. He made my life better in a lot of ways. He was certainly one of the greats and I’ll always be thankful.  Listen to the words and maybe it will help you too.

Rich Hoffman

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Matt Clark and Rich Hoffman on WAAM Radio: Trump will be better than Ronald Reagan or Teddy Roosevelt

You might have heard the show live, but if you didn’t, you can catch it again by clicking the video below–Matt Clark had me on his WAAM radio show in Ann Arbor, Michigan essentially to defend Donald Trump’s statements about the three functions of government.  As far as I’m concerned, Milton Friedman was the advocate who last did the best work of clarifying such things for our Constitutional Republic and he defined it like this; “Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. And it should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government– in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” I explained to Matt that I thought Donald Trump was trying to get to this definition under pressure, but could only manage to say “security, security, security.”  He went on to say that health care and housing were functions of government which of course erupted a controversy from the #NEVERTRUMP people.  Of course those #NEVERTRUMPs think they are the gatekeepers of conservatism, so they lashed out against Trump.  After the radio show a listener sent Matt and I a tweet reminding us that the three responsibilities of government are the duty of the Fed Gov and its officers to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the USA.”  So obviously there was no answer Trump could have uttered which would have pleased everyone.  Listen to that broadcast here:

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/578626-government-has-three-primary-functions-it-should-provide-for-military

I personally don’t care if Trump understands Milton Friedman’s philosophy on the role of government.  As I have said previously, I don’t look for a leader in a president.  I don’t need anybody to lead me around; I just need someone to manage things in the government.  Trump I know will hire someone like Friedman to guide him once he’s in office—that’s how Trump is able to do all the things he does.  He doesn’t sit around studying constitutional law and all the details of number crunching—he hires that stuff out in his companies.  Trump relies on gut instinct after others present him with information to navigate through tribulations and his potential presidency will be unlike any other in American history—and I’m fine with that.  I see Trump as the anti-Teddy Roosevelt—as a means to undo all the trouble that the original “Rough Rider” unleashed so many years ago from the White House.

Roosevelt and his descendent Franklin brought the emerging stages of communism to America through progressivism, a movement that ironically started in Wisconsin through the labor unions.  Roosevelt didn’t understand how money was made as he was born into a wealthy family and was a second-hander who was a sickly kid.  He fought through his limits and empowered himself to be a larger than life personality who ended up on Mt. Rushmore.  His achievements were unparalleled and he turned out to be one of the great presidents.  His contributions didn’t fall neatly into conservative and liberal, but he managed to get a lot done that was both good and bad for our nation.  Teddy really started the whole trampling all over the Constitution thing showing all future presidents how to by-pass congress and do whatever they wanted without the natural checks and balances that are present for a reason.  Of course Barack Obama is the latest rendition of that original corruption over 100 years later—it’s the kind of stuff that has made the Netflix show House of Cards so compelling—because it provides insight into the kind of thinking our modern presidents utilize when dealing with Capitol Hill.  Frank Underwood is a combination of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and even George W. Bush—but all this precedent was essentially started by Teddy Roosevelt—the path to hell is always paved with good intentions—from the point of view of whoever is doing the paving.

Watching Trump over the years he has been very successful at taking failed government projects and returning them to private sector influence—cutting costs, and shortening delivery times in the process.  He has done this kind of thing many times actually, and it is obvious to me when hearing him speak, such as the night of the CNN Town Hall talked about in the WAAM discussion, that Trump intends to return many of the tasks of government currently to the private sector.  When talking about health care—which is out of control—our national debt, our jobs, our infrastructure—just about everything really, it started with Teddy Roosevelt and his war against monopolies.  Government has stuck its nose into virtually everything since dramatically paralyzing our economic growth and overall national effectiveness.  For instance, I have said many times that the executive order that Kennedy signed making public sector jobs able to unionize is one of the largest drivers of cost that is out there consuming our national resources.  A simple recantation of that one executive order would save billions of dollars in potential financial loses and performance effectiveness.  Of course Trump can’t talk about anything like that on the campaign trail and when people try to extract specifics out of him, he certainly can’t say things like “I’d like to rescind Executive Order 11491.”  Right now, some labor unions are actually backing Trump, and they really need to—for their own good.  But when it comes time to make the hard cuts and do the job the correct way—undoing over a century of mistakes effectively by the executive branch and the congress which has eaten out of its hand like royalty, there will be a lot of angry people.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=59075

Whoever the president is in 2016 will have to make major cuts to the way business is done in Washington while hoping that a crack team of Carl Icahn types can renegotiate trade deals around the world to keep programs like Social Security floating into a new America growth period—where the United States has GDP growth between 7% to 15%.  That is what Trump has in mind, but he certainly can’t say it to anybody—because somebody in the world will be severely pissed off at him.  There is no way to make everyone happy.  So it’s best to be obscure and to let the chips fall where they fall.  Whoever is president will face criticism that is unparalleled and I’ve only ever seen a personality like Donald Trump who could endure the pain of it.  That’s why I think only he can do the job.

The White House is a step down for Trump.  It will be hard for him to live in a box and to be under the constant scrutiny that being president will entail, and he knows that.  The guy is a deal addict, and it just so happens that the best job in the world for someone like him is POTUS.  At his age after doing everything that he’s done around the world and all the success he’s managed to acquire; only a job like POTUS poses a challenge to him.  I don’t think he wants to be a king, and I am confident that his egomaniac persona is an invention of his to provide insulation to a soft center that he lets few people see.  He promises to essentially undo what Teddy Roosevelt started using the same methods only going in the opposite direction.  I would hope that by the end of the Trump years that America would have the same opportunism that it did as a capitalist society in 1880.  1980 for my money wasn’t that great.  Reagan did dust off the hat of capitalism, but he was hardly a bastion of conservatism.  He contemplated communism for a time and most of his social positions were an act.  I would not point to Ronald Reagan with the reverence of the second coming.  He did a good job, but for me—not good enough.  Trump could do better. 

But it will take a leap of faith from the American electorate to get there.  Trump is a unique opportunity that we should not pass up.  He requires us to think differently about what the POTUS means to us.  Trump I don’t think cares one bit about the pomp and circumstance of White House life.  He’s been there and done it.  I really don’t think he’ll waste time entertaining European and Canadian socialists posing for pictures to maintain an executive branch image.  Trump has all that now, he doesn’t need the White House to give it to him—and that makes me trust him even more.  I think a Trump White House will be the hardest working in history.  Everyone can say what they want about Trump’s conservatism, but prior to Wisconsin, being down ten points to Ted Cruz, Trump did seven rallies over three days there trying to win.  The guy works his ass off, and I’m certain that he will put in 12 to 15 hour days in the Oval Office seven days a week.  I really don’t think we’ve ever seen anybody like Trump even trying to get into the White House.  He will work hard and he’ll hire the best people that’s out there to fill the details of what he needs.  So as I said on Matt’s show, I don’t care if Trump knew by definition the three functions of government.  He was close enough—it’s all about security of individuals and their property—from either foreign or domestic enemies.  He passes my test—everything else is a formality.  I’m ready for a Trump White House because I don’t think we can afford anything less.  The next POTUS has to have the courage and personality to undo all these progressive mistakes and it has to happen now.  We are beyond second chances.  Really, it’s already too late.  Trump is the only hope we have.  Argue with me now—that’s fine.  But I really don’t want everyone to tell me twenty years from now that they should have listened to me.  Because by then it will be too late—and I will have been right—of course.  Listen now, save your nation, tell me later that I was right—cry at your country’s funeral.  Watch the videos above for full context.

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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The Good Women That Support Donald Trump: Who said that Ted Cruz didn’t have “game?”

These are my kind of girls.  Who said Donald Trump didn’t do well with women?  Ted Cruz does well with women, but not in the right way—sounds like he has serious problems—which Diamond and Silk do a wonderful service to break down for their viewers. 

What was that Glenn Beck said about Ted Cruz—he’d drop him in a minute if any of these sex stories was true—but that he didn’t believe Ted had any “game” with women?  Hmmmmm, sounds like Ted has more game than he let on.  What are you gonna’ do now Beck?

Rich Hoffman

 CLIFFHANGER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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