Closing Thought–25Mar19

Right now there is a rush to vet all the Dem candidates….plus the desire to “force” VP Biden into another run for the presidency by hammering his name daily and prodding him into a dash for the White House….if not the 2020 election then the legal claptrap as the MSM pushes for the release of the Special Council’s report (due out any hour, according to the MSM)….(it’s out now and MSM does not like the findings so far)…..

But what are they saying about our Beloved Supreme Leader’s chances if he decides to run for re-election?

Good question, right?

Politico has touched on the possibility of a win in 2020……

President Donald Trump has a low approval rating. He is engaging in bitter Twitter wars and facing metastasizing investigations.

But if the election were held today, he’d likely ride to a second term in a huge landslide, according to multiple economic models with strong track records of picking presidential winners and losses.

Credit a strong U.S. economy featuring low unemployment, rising wages and low gas prices — along with the historic advantage held by incumbent presidents.

While Trump appears to be in a much stronger position than his approval rating and conventional Beltway wisdom might suggest, he also could wind up in trouble if the economy slows markedly between now and next fall, as many analysts predict it will.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/21/trump-economy-election-1230495

And his chances of re-election are looking good…..his approval tating is at 41% and the report from Mueller has handed Trump the perfect tool to run on in 2020….https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/25/politics/donald-trump-mueller-report-presidency/index.html

Dems need to proceed from this point on with caution…..their knee jerk BS could hand Trump the election.

What say you?

Will he be re-elected…that is if he stands for it?

If not, who will beat him?

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Pentagon And The “Great Wall”

Just as the other Great Wall was erected to keep “invaders” out our Dear Supreme Leader is trying to erect one of his own (something he can point to as a material accomplishment of a weak presidency)…..

And where will the president try to slip cash out to pay for this worthless endeavor?

The Pentagon always has more money than it knows what to do with…..

The Pentagon has a list of $6.8 billion worth of construction projects it could choose to take money from in order to build President Trump’s border wall, according to a list belatedly provided to Congress on Monday.

But officials have yet to even decide how much Defense Department money they’ll use toward the wall, and so they haven’t decided which projects on the target list would actually be affected.

The Pentagon also said Congress can make sure none of the projects suffer by passing an increase in military construction money for 2020, allowing the government to go back and replenish the accounts Mr. Trump wants to drain for his border wall.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/18/pentagon-lays-out-68b-projects-cut-border-wall/

Several projects would be delayed if the Pentagon has to shoulder the cuts to pay for Trump’s “Great Wall”……

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Monday forwarded to Congress the list of construction projects the Pentagon could delay to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall.

The projects range across the country and around the world, from an air traffic control tower in Alabama to fuel tanks in Australia, according to the 21-page document.

“Decisions have not yet been made concerning which border barrier projects will be funded” under the president’s authority, according to the Pentagon memo attached to the list.

Democrats pounced on the list and Trump’s emergency declaration as a political stunt.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/18/pentagon-project-list-shows-congress-how-could-pay-trumps-wall/3204758002/

On a side note…the Pentagon plans to cut $31 billion from its budget (seriously?)…….

The U.S. Army‘s fiscal 2020 budget, which will be made public in mid-March, will cut $31.5 billion from existing programs to ensure that the service’s top priorities of readiness and modernization remain on track, Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy said Tuesday.

Army senior leadership just wrapped up its version of “night court,” a time-consuming and tedious process in which top generals went through each program to find extra money for the service’s six modernization priorities and to fund efforts to increase the readiness levels of brigade combat teams, McCarthy told an audience at an Association of the United States Army breakfast.

 
It is always fun to see what the Pentagon does for they know that the Congress will shove lots of taxpayer money up their butts and tell they to play pretty.
 
This is all so much BS….

Summary Of The Mueller Report

Oh boy we finally have a report issued by Special Council…..but do not take my word for the report….read it for yourself (if that is possible)….

A look at the headlines…..

Attorney General William Barr has written his summary of the Robert Mueller report for lawmakers, and President Trump sounds pretty happy about it. Here’s a look at how the main headlines of various outlets were handling the news about 6:30pm Eastern Sunday:

  • New York Times: “Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, Barr Says”
  • Washington Post: “Attorney general: Mueller does not find that Trump campaign conspired with Russia”
  • Drudge Report: “Trump Wins!” (in red)
  • CNN: “Mueller did not find Trump conspired with Russia”
  • NBC News: “Mueller Finds No Proof of Trump Collusion With Russia; AG Barr Says No Plans to Prosecute”
  • Fox News: “Probe finds no proof of Trump campaign collusion with Russia, no conclusion on obstruction: Barr letter”
  • Breitbart: “No Collusion!” (in red)
  • Mother Jones: “Trump Aided and Abetted Russia’s Attack. That Was Treachery. Full Stop.”
  • NPR: “Mueller Report Doesn’t Find Russian Collusion, But Can’t ‘Exonerate’ On Obstruction”
  • Politico: “Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy”
  • USA Today: “Mueller: No Trump-Russia conspiracy; no answer on obstruction”
  • Moscow Times: “No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion, Mueller Report Says”

Leaders of the Justice Department have sent a summary of Robert Mueller’s key findings to key members of Congress. The special counsel’s office completed its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Friday.

Attorney General William Barr is required to notify Congress that the investigation is complete but is not obligated to release the full report, as many in both parties have demanded.

 
Let the debate begin!
 
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