Editor: Most people have that little voice inside their head telling them what is right and what is wrong. There are things that you just cannot do or condone, knowing they are inherently wrong or even evil. Today’s modern progressive Democrat doesn’t seem to have that voice.

It is they who wish to open our borders to all comers and grant sanctuary to those who flout our laws. They would take away our vote with a specious impeachment that never ends. They promote legalizing drug use and damn the consequences. They think Robert De Niro and Jane Fonda are role models. They oppose the death penalty for vicious killers, all the while terminating babies in the womb or shortly after birth. They handcuff the police and would turn them into report takers while removing our only means to protect ourselves and our property. They decry our white, racist nation ignoring the election of a black man with an African name as our president. They would have someone who never owned a slave pay reparations to a person who was never a slave, 158 years after emancipation. They call for free speech but riot when someone says something they don’t like. They burn the American flag and enthusiastically applaud disrespect of our national anthem. They condone disease ridden sidewalk camps and leave the mentally ill to die on the street. They deny our children the thrill of victory with their scoreless sports and scare them to death with their phony doomsday climate scenarios. They indoctrinate our schools and institutions with an anti-American thesis and would force taxpayers to pay for a higher education someone else received. They deny or denigrate our history while they besmirch our national founders and heroes. They repudiate MLK and place race and gender above character. They ignore JFK’s word and ask what the country can do for them. And finally, they would fundamentally alter the United States of America, a republic, and reduce it to a socialist/communist fate.

That little voice inside my head tells me I could never be a Democrat.

Ed Schweizer

Lake Havasu City

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JamTomPomeroy

Good grief! I wonder if Ed has ever met a Democrat and I know he has because a mutual acquaintance knows him. Not that you would know this person because who could reveal that for the spew of hate that might issue forth. With all these lies he told in this opinion piece, one wishes for a booth ‘meet a real life Democrat’. Not that Ed and others would actually do that to engage in civil conversation. Much safer to stay in your entitled Republican town with your entitled Republican opinions. Well Ed, Democrats live among you, let’s hope you are civil to them if you meet one face to face. We are not [alien]

JVW

Lil rovR

Trump has been working to clean up after the Obama administration

that was marred by debt, scandals, foreign policy failures, and an overall fragmentation of this country. He has plunged the United States into an abyss of economic debt that will create generations of American servitude paying off his wayward spending endeavors. The Red, White and Blue’s epitaph will read like a litany of failures perpetrated on both the American people and the world by this president:

#Scandals (Though both Obama and the MSM denied any occurred!):

IRS targets Obama’s enemies

Benghazi

Spying on the AP

The ATF “Fast and Furious” scheme

Sebelius demands payment

The Pigford Agriculture Department Scandal

The General Services Administration Las Vegas Spending Spree.

Veterans Affairs in Disney World and neglecting vets

Solyndra

New Black Panthers Voter Intimidation

The hacking of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

Obama’s LIES about the Affordable Care Act

“I’ll Pass My Own Laws”

NSA Spying on American People

Foreign Policy

Lack of solidarity with Israel

Disaster with the Arab Spring

Crimea

Leaving Iraq too soon and letting ISIS take over

Handling of Syrian Red Line

Calling ISIS “JV”

Failing to Recognize ISIS as a Radical (or Devout) Muslim Movement

Returning the bust of Churchill to the Brits

Lack of Confidence by NATO nations

Signing a Disastrous Nuclear Deal with the Mullahs of Iran

Paid $5 Billion & Released 5 Taliban Prisoners For Deserter Bergdahl

Waging war by attacking Libya without Congressional approval

Allowed the building of Chinese bases in the South China Sea and off the coast of Somalia at the entrance to the gulf of Aden

Paying ransom to Iranian for hostages- and using foreign currency in unmarked plane

Lying about paying ransom (which media ignored!)

Pays tribute to Japanese at Hiroshima on US Memorial Day

Obama trashed America 18 times on Asian Tour

Pushing the U.N. resolution condemning Israel for legally building houses in Jewish neighborhoods

Released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority in last few hours of presidency

Downed US drone taken by Iran, reverse engineered, and sent into Israel. Obama could have destroyed the drone instead of selling the United States and allies out by asking for the drone- which obviously was never returned.

Domestic Policy

Failure to secure the Border

Illegals bringing guns, drug and diseases through the southern border

Bowe Bergdahl swap

Passing on the keystone pipeline

9 Trillion dollars more in debt

Vast expansion of government

Racial Division at all-time high

Inviting Bomb Boy Ahmed to White House

Disrespect for Cops

Failed economic stimulus plan

Constant disregard for the Constitution and tyrannical rule

China overtook America as world’s largest economy

Double Downgrade

Housing policies failed to stop foreclosures

Price of healthcare has drastically risen for those purchasing it

Education policies failed to curb college costs

Highest percentage America as world’s largest economy

Double Downgrade

Housing policies failed to stop foreclosures

Price of healthcare has drastically risen for those purchasing it

Education policies failed to curb college costs

Highest percentage of Americans on Food Stamps and Medicaid

Record 92,898,000 Americans over 16 years not working

Lowest Labor Force participation rate of 62.7%

Denying the notion of American Exceptionalism

Securing the Olympics for Chicago in 2016

Naming numerous Communists/Socialists/Progressives to Czar Positions

Mismanagement and cover up of Terrorist shootings in San Bernardino, California

simon1dog

JVW - [thumbup] Obama is the worst president ever to set foot in the oval office. Thank you JVW for the facts proving such. It's a wonder our country survived 8 years of that clown. Case closed :-)

HwyRovr

"HwyRovr" - You're so cute with all that whataboutism stuff, virtually everything that has been debunked, but still pushed by FAUX News and their moronic viewers. Tell your handler you need some new talking points. HINT - Obama is no longer in office, however, here is your Messiah -

This is YOUR president –

1) The “billionaire” who hides his tax returns (after promising to release them).

2) The “genius” who hides his college grades.

3) The “businessman” who bankrupted a casino.

4) The “playboy” who pays for sex.

5. The “Christian” who does not go it church.

6. The “philanthropist” who defrauds charities.

7. The “patriot” who dodged the draft.

8. The “innocent man” who refuses to testify.

HwyRovr

THREE YEARS OF HAVING AN IMPEACHED LOSER IN CHARGE

The low-life scum spent 86 days at a golf club in 2019 alone and 337 days visiting at least one Trump-branded property, amounting to nearly a third of his time in office (WaPo, NYT) and over $118 million in U.S. taxpayer costs - over $12 million more than the conservative group Judicial Watch’s estimate for Obama’s total travel costs over two full terms (HuffPost);

Around 60% of the losers scheduled time at the White House is spent in unstructured "Executive Time" (Axios);

Scum boy has made at least 15,413 false or misleading claims, averaging nearly 15 fishy claims a day, and increasing to almost 32 lies a day since the last update over 62 days ago (WaPo);

Idiot in chiefp has attacked someone or something in more than half of his thousands of tweets (NYT);

The fool has churned 80% of his most senior aides, and 35% of those White House “A-Team” jobs have turned over twice or more – a record that rivals the entire 4-year terms of his predecessors (Brookings);

About 30% of Senate-confirmable positions are not permanently filled, more than 50% of such positions are not filled at the Justice Department, and 12 of the 24 top-level roles listed at the DHS website are either acting or vacant (WaPo, Partnership for Public Service);

The draft dodger has hired 281 lobbyists to his administration by the halfway point of his first term, an amount that is four times more than President Obama hired six years into office (ProPublica, Columbia Journalism Investigations);

The racist has hired more former lobbyists to his cabinet than Obama or former President George W. Bush did during their entire two terms (AP).

The liar has failed to keep over 82% of his campaign promises (PolitiFact);

No “repeal and replacement” of Obamacare;

No “$4,000 pay hike”;

No balanced budget or eliminated debt;

No end to endless wars;

Note: Scummy has only just begun building 8 miles of an original new border wall, which represents only half of half of half of half of half of half of half of one-percent of his proposed border wall, which covers only half of the nearly 2,000-mile-long border with Mexico (CBP, NYT).

He failed to pass 100% and partially pass 80% of his proposed 100-day legislative agenda (WaPo);

During his first year, he liar signed the fewest number of bills into law in over half a century (GovTrack), with more than half of those near record-low laws having to do with naming/stating something and modifying existing programs (NPR).

Legislation signed into law by the fool will add $4.7 trillion to the debt through the end of 2029 (Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget);

His signature but hastily written tax law has failed to pay for itself, raise real wages, simplify the code, overcome the tariffs, boost hiring or investment, and bring back $4 trillion in offshore cash, missing by $3.3T; - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R): "There's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker."

Fmr. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker (R): Tax cuts could be "one of the worst votes I've made."

National Debt Clock Manager Douglas Durst: “The tax cut was an overall step in the wrong direction. Nobody who has any background in economics thought the tax bill was a good idea."

The moron has failed to push through more than 94% of his court-challenged deregulatory efforts (Institute for Policy Integrity);

About a third of his first-year deregulatory actions were started under Obama, while other actions had little impact, were part of actions typically taken by the federal government, or have not yet gone into effect (Bloomberg).

The liar failed to achieve 3% or “4%, 5%, and even 6% growth,” ranking 7th in GDP growth among presidents since Eisenhower, behind even Carter and Nixon (BEA), and that’s despite three Fed rate cuts, one-time globally synchronized growth, the Chinese pre-purchase of soybeans, a full year tax cut stimulus, and the doubling of deficit spending at the tail end of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history;

This year’s deficit of almost $1 trillion is up by half from the year before the tax cuts and about double the average deficit in Obama’s last three years (CBO);

Screwy lags behind Obama and H.W. Bush’s stock market gains, even if you count the 2016 post-election day market rally (FactSet), and when only about half of Americans own stocks, “largely through retirement accounts” (WaPo, Fed);

The latest 145k m/m gain in payrolls puts the hiring tally under Trump at a term avg of 193k per month. That’s notably shy of Obama’s last 3 years in office when gains averaged 224k per month (1.1 million more workers in total) (BLS);

Only 40% of America's workers say they are working in "good" jobs (Gallup);

44% of all American workers can barely make ends meet, earning less than $18,000/year (Brookings Institute);

Wage growth was just 0.4% in the two years since the tax cut, compared to 0.7% in the last two years of Obama (BLS);

Almost two-thirds of Americans said their finances haven't gotten better since Scummy has taken office, with 31% of respondents saying their finances have actually gotten worse, according to a new Financial Times-Peterson poll.

Business investment has generally trended down and has recently fallen into negative territory (BEA);

Factory activity contracted for the fifth consecutive month in December (ISM), while manufacturing is now smallest share of U.S. economy in 72 years (BEA);

In addition to the decline in jobs last month, another standout for workers in the manufacturing sector has been the pullback of hours, which in Dec remained stuck at 2011 levels (BLS).

Farming is facing the worst economic crisis in almost 30 years (Axios).

Scummy’s Crimes -*Bribery (18 U.S.C. § 201);

*Soliciting foreign campaign contributions (52 U.S.C. §§ 30109, 30121);

*Coercion of political activity (18 U.S.C. § 610);

*Misappropriation of federal funds (18 U.S.C. § 641);

*Obstruction of Congress (18 U.S.C. §§ 1505, 1512);

Abuse of Power (“other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”);

Emoluments (Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 8);

Perjury for lying under oath during the Mueller investigation about his access to Kremlin cut-out/hostile non-state intelligence service Wikileaks;

Ten instances of Obstruction of Justice (The Mueller Report: Volume II);

*Causing American Media Inc. (AMI) to make and/or accepting (or causing his then lawyer Michael Cohen to accept) an unlawful corporate contribution related to Karen McDougal;

Two instances of causing Cohen to make and/or accepting an unlawful individual contributions related to Stephanie Clifford and February 2015 online polling;

*Two instances of causing Donald J. Trump for President LLC’s failure to report contributions from AMI and Cohen related to McDougal and Clifford;

*Causing Donald J. Trump for President LLC to file false reports with the Federal Election Commission (FEC);

*Making a false statement by failing to disclose liability to Cohen for the Clifford payment on his 2017 public financial disclosure form;

*Conspiracy to defraud the United States by undermining the lawful function of the FEC and/or violating federal campaign finance law related to “hush money” payments, false statements, and cover-ups of reimbursement payments to Cohen made by the Trump Organization;

Multiple instances in which he told banks and tax agencies radically different things about the same properties, the same income streams and the same expenses (ProPublica);

Trump University and Trump Foundation shut down due to illegal activity;

Potentially the collusive crimes of conspiracy to commit election fraud, conspiracy to defraud US, aiding and abetting computer crimes**, bribery**, money laundering, illegal

JVW

Spot on Ed.

HwyRovr

What does that mean? A laser spot?

JVW

Lil rovR. I will help you Lil BuDDy.

spot-on (spŏt′ŏn′, -ôn′)

adj.

Precisely right; exact: His imitation of his boss was spot-on.

informal absolutely correct; very accurateyour prediction was spot-on

HwyRovr

"HwyRovr" - Buddy" - Nice cut and paste. So glad you did not mean a laser spot - that would not have been cool. You must be more exact in your communications in the future. If you are having problems tell your handler you need additional English lessons.

simon1dog

JVW - [thumbup]

simon1dog

Thankfully President Trump will be around for another 4 years. You Democrat and Independent terrorists best fill up those boxes of hate with sufficient literary ammunition, because you're going to need it :-)

JamTomPomeroy

[scared][thumbdown]

Proudindependent

Yet simon supports a president that openly lies, has been proven to have no morals or ethics. Yep the party of Trumpers, definitely the movie back to the future provided a good depiction of what we have today. Biff is our president.

HavasuGuy

Take it easy on simon, he has more than one little voice in his head...

HwyRovr

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

JamTomPomeroy

[thumbup]

HavasuGuy

Hey Ed, what does that little voice say when you hear the president openly lie to us?

simon1dog

Ed, thank you for the truth! The majority of patriotic Americans are SOD. They're Sick Of Democrats and their evil ways. A couple of weeks ago I was introduced to the term, "Extremist Democrat Terrorists". Since then I've heard it a couple more times. I believe it'll become a much-repeated statement from here on out. While not all Democrats fit that category, a good many do. Some of their names like Pesosii and Schiff are now despised by a majority of citizens. Being a member of the Democrat Party is something I'm glad my children are no part of. The word itself is akin to liver and onions. Yuk!

HwyRovr

Poor Ed. He's really sucked up gallons of the Republiscum and FAUX News Kool-Aid. Just looking at what Republiscums have allowed the impeached, low-life, scum to get away with is proof than anyone with the slightest bit of common-sense could never be a Republiscum.

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