Author: Phillip Childress

Weekly Wrap-Up

Barack Obama says that Hillary is more qualified to be President than he is. Talk about lowering the bar!

And the media is demanding that we all celebrate Hillary’s capture of the Democratic nomination. Let the identity politics begin…

Journalists are certainly debasing themselves giving “aid and comfort” to the Clinton campaign – and Google seems to be in her pocket as well (joining Facebook there, of course).

This leads me to our new Weekly Poll questions: Compared to Barack Obama, do you believe Hillary is more qualified to be President, less qualified, or equally qualified? How do you think liberal “journalists” will show their bias the MOST as Election Day nears? Do you believe reports that internet titans Facebook and Google are skewing the news in favor of Hillary? 

I look forward to seeing how everyone responds this week. 

Another week, another scandal for Hillary: how exactly did her big donor get appointed to an Intelligence Board for which he was completely unqualified?  (The key words here, of course, are “big donor.”)

And remember when exposing CIA agents was considered a crime against all humanity by the Washington press corps? But they’re fine with the possibility that Hillary did just that.

Meanwhile the White House assures us that President Obama’s endorsement of Hillary while she’s under investigation won’t influence the FBI at all.

Thanks to the “Obamaphone” program, we have 500 million more reasons why Obama is a terrible President – and thanks to Iran, we have 1.7 billion more.  

And stories like this show how Trump is a much-needed voice for the victims of “social justice warriors.” 

 

 

Have a great weekend!

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Another month, another report of a sluggish economy and disappointing job growth. President Obama continues to subject hard-working Americans to a “part-time” economy.

Yet it’s Obama who whines about criticism of the poor job he’s done as President – going so far as to single out VFW halls as bastions of ignorance and misinformation. The VFW is, of course, having none of that – and the Weekly Standard points out that it’s Obama, not veterans, who have a “warped” view of the economy.

And of course, Obama focused on his top priority right now – not creating jobs or protecting America, but bashing Donald Trump and his economic policies.

We have a new Weekly Poll posted, and this week I want to focus on the jobs and economic growth.  

So think about where you live in New York (or wherever you may be) – do you see signs that the economy is getting better or worse?  Overall, which liberal policy championed by President Obama and Hillary Clinton do you think is doing the most damage to the U.S. economy? And do you think Donald Trump has what it takes to get the economy back on track? 

I hope you will vote today – I always enjoy getting a glimpse at what friends of the Conservative Party are thinking.

Last week’s Poll was about Hillary’s incompetence and corruption, and we’re hearing even more about that this week. 

Investor’s Business Daily shares three problems that Hillary can’t escape as she tries to dodge her email scandal – and it turns out, the punishment could be harsh. 

Corruption continues at the State Department, where facts are being scrubbed to fit the Obama Administration’s Iran narrative. 

Hillary gave a supposedly “major” foreign policy speech this week – but like Obama, her main focus is on attacking Trump. The Post points out that with most of her attacks, Hillary is actually describing herself.

Are Hillary’s shortcomings about to hit her campaign hard in the California primary? 

Have a great weekend!

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“Donald Trump took an important step Wednesday in his quest to convince conservatives that, if elected president, he will deliver on the issues they care about,” Fox News reports, sharing details of the list of 11 possible Supreme Court picks released this week by the Trump campaign. 

Some conservatives are giving the potential picks rave reviews, while Investor’s Business Daily says the list simply shows Trumps political skills – not his true principles. 

What do you think about this, and the other defining issues of the 2016 campaign such as the economy and national security? 

If Trump wins the White House, will he feel extra pressure to nominate a trusted conservative to the Supreme Court?  Do you trust Trump to actually support conservative economic policies if he wins in November? Are you confident that, should he win the White House, Trump will take meaningful steps to protect America? 

These are the questions I’ve selected for our new Weekly Poll – I hope you’ll vote today, and let me know what you think might happen during a Trump Administration. 

This week has brought good news for Trump, as new polling gives him a lead over Hillary Clinton. Byron York of the Washington Examiner gives his thoughts on how Trump’s lead changes the race.

Trump is also getting new support from GOP big donors who previously fought him tooth-and-nail – and his dominance of the media also poses a threat to the Clinton campaign.

Hillary, meanwhile, is confident that the Democratic nomination is hers – and she is refusing to debate Bernie Sanders, as she had promised. But her support within the Democratic Party is far from enthusiastic

It’s all part of what John Podhoretz describes as a “painfully stupid campaign” by Team Clinton.

Here in New York, the de Blasio spectacle continues, as the Mayor goes into Nixon mode with a massive cover-up

Have a great weekend!

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Now that the top spots seem to be locked up, there’s a lot of talk and even some bets on who Trump and Clinton might choose as their running mates. 

Of the people who have been mentioned so far, who do you think Trump will choose as his Vice-President? And what about Clinton – who do you think will be her running mate? And does it matter – do you think the vice-presidential choice can make or break a presidential candidate’s chances of winning?

These are the questions in our newest Weekly Poll. It will be very interesting to see what people think. (And down the road, we can compare the results to the actual selections and see if the predictions holdup!)

In the battle of the campaign hashtags, some conservatives are starting to believe that #NeverHillary trumps #NeverTrump

But in theory, there are other choices

One professor who has correctly predicted every presidential race since 1984 has no idea what to make of this year’s campaign.

Hapless, hopeless Hillary is facing new questions about her Benghazi failures, and is in the middle of a host of new scandals – from her dangerous use of a private, non-secure Blackberry device to the Clinton Foundation’s wheeling-and-dealing.

Of course, don’t look for Hillary’s wrongdoings to be “trending topics” on Facebook. 

This week the courts finally got one right on Obamacare – but D.C. regulators and the White House are joining forces to do as much damage as they can before Obama leaves office.

It’s Friday the 13th, so we’ll end on some craziness – the Obama Administration is determined to force schools to abolish boys and girls bathrooms.  

Have a great weekend!

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The Washington Free Beacon puts it bluntly: Ben Rhodes is a liar. You might not recognize the name, but you know the dangerous Iran policy he pushed through. Now this top Obama Administration official (who was at one time officially a fiction writer) is bragging about how he played the media and the public for chumps to sell the President’s Iran deal. 

What word do you believe best describes the Obama Administration? Of all the issues tackled by President Obama, which one do you think he and his aides have lied about the most? Do you think that either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be more truthful than President Obama? 

Please give your answers in our new Weekly Poll. I look forward to hearing what you think! 

Trump vs. Clinton – will this election rest on who voters hate the least? Investor’s Business Daily thinks so. 

But the Post thinks Trump’s challenge is far easier than Clinton’s – and as the Washington Free Beacon notes, Hillary is still fighting a two-front war against both Trump and the persistent Bernie Sanders.

And it’s worth noting that a strong majority of Americans share Trump’s “America First” foreign policy philosophy. 

The Bush Family and Mitt Romney have announced that they will not be supporting Trump or attending the Republican National Convention. House Speaker Paul Ryan has stated that he’s not ready to support Trump, but a meeting between the two seems to be in the offing. 

Meanwhile former Trump adversaries Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal have come out for Trump, and overall the GOP is showing more signs of unifying behind his campaign.

Speaking of Hillary – her email scandal continues to deepen. The State Department continues to do her bidding, and new hacking allegations prove in no uncertain terms exactly why Hillary’s server was so risky. It’s now clear that the investigation could extend beyond November 2016 – and it’s conceivable that a President Hillary Clinton could be barred from seeing classified documents. 

Here at home – another day, another scandal for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. Is his corruption a possible lifeline for our state’s embattled Republican Party? 

Have a great weekend!

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Former House Speaker John Boehner tore into Sen. Ted Cruz this week, calling him “Lucifer in the flesh.” Sen. Cruz took the attack as a compliment

The Democrats stood out as the party of criminals this week – coining a new politically-correct phrase for young lawbreakers (“young people involved in the justice system”), making it easier for those with criminal records to get jobs with the federal government (where they’ll fit right in, I’m sure), and concocting a scheme to manipulate criminal voting rights as a boost to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Will Mayor de Blasio soon be joining the ranks of Democratic criminals? 

In the most frightening example of the left’s disregard for the rule of law, we’ve now learned that under the Obama Administration, “federal immigration authorities last year released 19,723 criminal illegal aliens back onto U.S. streets who have been convicted of 64,197 crimes — including 208 homicides.”

Is it any wonder ISIS is using America’s open borders to infiltrate the country

As Obama brags about his economic brilliance, the economy continues to falter – and his failures are an albatross for the Clinton campaign.

Meanwhile Hillary’s foreign policy views are sparking anger throughout the world – and the State Department she led, in what is given as her main qualification to be President, is now the center of cover-up charges over Hillary’s email scandal. 

Donald Trump gave a foreign policy speech this week, and of course his opponents ripped and ridiculed his ideas – but his “America First” vision is winning praise, as well. 

Is this more evidence that GOP officials and members of Congress are making their peace with the idea of President Trump? 

Let’s wrap things up with some new Weekly Poll questions: Of the two presidential front-runners, who do you believe is more presidential – Clinton or Trump? Based on people you speak with and the news you read, are you sensing more excitement at the idea of Trump 2016? And overall, do you believe Donald Trump can actually beat Hillary Clinton? 

I look forward to seeing the responses. Thank you, and have a great weekend!

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Transgender issues have been in the news quite a bit this week, from debates over so-called “bathroom bills” to ESPN’s firing of former big league pitcher and baseball analysts Curt Schilling over his criticism of transgender activists. The Daily Signal points out that ESPN should have the right to not associate with Schilling’s message – but shouldn’t that same right be extended to religious individuals? 

Saying that the new push for open bathrooms is political correctness in overdrive, Ted Cruz wants to know, “Have we gone stark raving mad?” 

And Rush Limbaugh thinks liberals want to eliminate the very idea of morality. 

Target is facing a backlash over its very liberal transgender restroom policy, and some are pointing out that such policies have already put women and young girls at risk

What do you think about this controversial issue? I’ve made it the topic of our new Weekly Poll, and I hope you will give your opinions.

Meanwhile, it’s looking more and more like Trump vs. Hillary this November. 

Is it possible that the Republican convention could be rigged – in favor of Trump? 

Trump is taking heat for going along with the transgender attack on women’s restrooms, for supporting tax increases, and for seeking to water down the Republican Party’s platform plank against abortion

Let’s see if he can win points with conservatives with the list of potential Supreme Court nominees he’s promising. 

Here in New York, we can expect to see more of this type of hypocrisy as our $15 minimum wage kicks in – and get ready for stories like this, reported by the Daily Signal, of small businesses being ruined by this “progressive” plan.

Have a great weekend!

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio makes a racially insensitive joke that would have most politicians resigning in disgrace, Hillary Clinton throws him under the bus, and the media elites tell us it’s really not a big deal. This is your Democratic Party, folks. 

The Mayor’s had a rough week – from the corruption probe that may be turning into a web of lies and to the off-color joke, to his role as the “bad guy” in New York’s primary campaign… and his job approval ratings are tanking.

What do you think about Mayor de Blasio – is he making our state look bad? Do you think he’s getting a free pass by the media for a joke that would get most politicians in deep trouble? Are you surprised by new allegations of corruption during his campaign? 

Vote today in our new Weekly Poll. 

In presidential politics, the New York Post has endorsed Donald Trump, while the Washington Free Beacon wants to know what John Kasich thinks he’s accomplishing by staying in the race. (Fun fact: Kasich currently has fewer delegates than Marco Rubio, who is no longer a candidate.)

The Democratic debate was a brawl, with Hillary blasting Bernie and Bernie mocking Hillary – or, as John Podhoretz puts it, “just old people yelling.” 

Meanwhile the upstate job slump continues – and this is before Andrew Cuomo’s $15-an-hour minimum wage kicks in. Workers will continue to suffer under this new mandate, but unions will reap the benefits.

Will Canada’s new push for “assisted suicide” be the model for New York? The culture of death is indeed flourishing, though Jonah Goldberg notes that in the battle over abortion there’s a truth that liberals can’t deny, but try to desperately.

Here’s the state of our world: America is this close to war with Russia, North Korea continues its missile push and our country is literally being invaded thanks to lax immigration laws and border security. 

But the baseball season is in full swing, spring is here, and it’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend. Have a great one!

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To bolster his own legacy, President Obama this week stood in the shadow of Che Guevara and the Castro brothers, and even tried to exploit America’s history to celebrate the Cuban “revolution.” 

The Washington Times notes that, despite claims from the Left, America’s Cuba policy hasn’t been a complete failure

The Daily Signal has six questions Obama should have asked Castro – but instead, the President welcomed the Castros’ America bashing and was treated like nothing more than a puppet

Cuban dissidents were frustrated by Obama’s trip, and the country’s political prisoners were left in the lurch. 

And the President didn’t seem the least bit bothered by the Brussels terrorist attack, since there was a much more important baseball game taking place.

Now in Argentina, Obama is bashing Americans himself and literally dancing as the world burns.

What do you believe was the most shameful part of Obama’s Cuba trip? What do you wish most for the Cuban people? And why do you believe Obama is so critical of America when he is overseas? These are the questions in our new Weekly Poll – give your answers today!

Speaking of Brussels, this week’s attacks mark a terrifying new focus for ISIS. 

Hillary has criticized Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for their calls for greater surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods – but all she has to offer are clichés and platitudes

In the presidential race, as Ted Cruz continues to build support, John Podhoretz warns him and John Kasich that the GOP convention will never nominate them

This week marked the six-year anniversary of Obamacare, but it was more of a wake than a birthday party. 

Meanwhile here in our state, New York City is finally getting serious about the recent, alarming rise in knife violence. But labor unions and their lawmaker allies refuse to get serious about how many jobs the $15 minimum wage will eliminate – and the more jobs that are lost, the more New York’s population will collapse.
 
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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This week President Obama played politics with the Supreme Court, of course. Alexander Hamilton would not be pleased. 

It’s important for conservatives to stand united, because so many vital issues hang in the balance – from gun control and the right to life, to Obamacare and amnesty, to religious freedom, national security and “global warming” regulations.

Harry Reid, though, is confident that the GOP will cave and do Obama’s bidding. 

As this battle plays out, the New York Post reminds us that Republicans are playing by the Democrats’ rules – but really, the Biden Rule is a good guide for the GOP in this fight.

The Biden Rule holds that, “once the political season is underway… action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over. That is what is fair to the nominee, and essential to the process.”

Do you agree with Joe Biden that the Senate should wait until the end of the “political season” and let the next President fill the Supreme Court vacancy? Do you think Harry Reid is right – that the GOP will inevitably cave in to the Obama Administration?  Which issue are you most concerned about if President Obama is allowed to twist the Supreme Court to the left? 

Those are the questions in our new Weekly Poll – I look forward to seeing the responses!

Also this week: The Obama Administration finally does the right thing and admits that ISIS is guilty of genocide – but the decision is probably more about Obama’s legacy than human rights.

It seems that Hillary is “confused” again – or just lying: It’s hard to know when she makes the patently outrageous claim that no Americans died in Libya on her watch. 

Finally this week, Marco Rubio crashed and burned… Trump seems poised for victory here in New York… John Kasich may well be Trump’s best political friend right now… and not everyone agrees with Mr. Trump that we’ve “had enough” debates

Have a great weekend!

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This week the New York Times gets an “F” in economics with an absurd defense of Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $15 minimum wage. 

There are two studies out on the minimum wage – one that says the pay hike will create jobs and help the economy, and another that shows a devastating effect.

But it’s possible that the rosier study made a big miscalculation.

Meanwhile, as it becomes more likely that both parties’ presidential fights will run long, this week was a tale of two debates…

On the Democratic side, more lies from Hillary Clinton – even as she had the nerve to call the mother of a Benghazi victim a liar

Guy Benson provides a video keeping count of all the lies – and surprisingly, Hillary did face some tough questions about her emails in this week’s debate.
 
On the Republican side, the GOP circus continues – though everyone was playing nice with Donald Trump at Thursday night’s debate, while Trump himself adopted a softer tone
 
Ben Carson is playing very nice with Trump now, giving his endorsement just before the Florida primary. 

This week’s poll questions are about the debates – did any of the 2016 debates cause you to change your mind and give your support to a different candidate? What is the biggest issue you think should have been raised more in the Republican debates? What is the one issue you think should have been given more attention in the Democrat debates? 

Give your answers today in our new Weekly Poll!

As all the campaign drama unfolds, let’s not forget what the 2016 elections are all about…

We’ve got Obamacare to deal with: the program’s disastrous co-ops haven’t repaid $12 billion in taxpayer-funded loans they received, and enrollment numbers are falling short

There’s a “new-and-improved” axis of evil exploiting America’s Obama-Era weakness, and an emboldened (by Obama) Iran showing its muscle

And we’ve got a Supreme Court vacancy that could shape the judiciary and public policy for generations. 

There’s a lot at stake. I’m sure that you, like me, are praying for America. And I hope that you have a great weekend!