Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Truth in Trump’s Vulgarity

Migrants leave their homes for a reason—often fleeing chaos from poor governance.

Sen. Cory Booker at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Jan. 16.
Sen. Cory Booker at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Jan. 16. PHOTO: BILL CLARK/ZUMA PRESS

Mr. Trump denies having used the expletive. Yet the gist of the remark is grounded in fact: A great many migrants to the U.S. are fleeing insufferable conditions, driven by poor governance. People vote with their feet.

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Jan. 16, New Jersey’s Sen. Cory Booker ranted for 11 minutes at Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen because she would not corroborate Mr. Durbin’s claim that the president had used a bad word in the meeting.

Mr. Booker’s histrionics bordered on parody. But the real trouble with all the righteous indignation from him and others about the alleged Trump insult is their cluelessness.

It should be obvious that when there’s no rule of law or property rights or strong civic institutions, daily life often degenerates into chaos. What is more, there is a long history in Mr. Booker’s party of supporting the ambitions of power-hungry, corrupt demagogues and left-wing populism in the Western Hemisphere.

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David A. Clarke, Jr.@SheriffClarke
 
Remember when Obama took office he spent the first 4 years BLAMING EVERYTHING including the RECESSION on George W. Bush instead of doing some thing to fix it? @realDonaldTrump could have blamed Obama. Instead Trump took responsibility and went about the task of fixing things.

Dear Reagan Club members,

We regret to inform you that our board member, Carol Beckler, her husband Lee, and her family have suffered the unexpected devastating loss of their daughter Janet.

We at the Reagan Club express our deepest sympathies for the loss of Janet Molina, a member of our team who catered our monthly dinner events.  We also extend our deepest sympathies to Janet’s husband Ruben, daughter Amanda and son Eric, and grandchildren Shaelynn, Damiyen, and Harley, who have lost a wife, mother, and grandmother.

We are grateful to God that we were able to meet and know her, and thank her for the excellent service she always rendered for our Reagan Club members.  Janet was so good at what she did that God took her home to be with Him. She now lives in the comfort of Heaven without pain or sorrow. As we begin to battle again to keep our country safe-we thank her for loyalty and service.  Our hope, in God, is that one day we will see her again and rejoice in that meeting.

We are cancelling our February monthly meeting out of respect for the funeral arrangements for Janet on the same day.

We invite all that are able to attend the service at Horan and McConaty Funeral Home, 9998 Grant St, Thornton, CO, Thursday Feb 1st, at 1:00PM.

In closing, we want to again convey our deepest condolences to the Beckler family, and let them know that we will be there to support them in this very trying time.

We send all our love to you,

Fred Ramirez

Reagan Club of Colorado

The Rule of Shutdown Politics
Democrats oppose a bill that reauthorizes children’s health care.
 
By The Editorial Board
Jan. 17, 2018 7:21 p.m. ET
 
Washington is going through one of its hoary melodramas with the threat of a partial government shutdown at 12:01 Saturday morning if Congress doesn’t pass a funding bill. These are usually worth ignoring, but in this election year we are likely to see more such showdowns. So it’s important to understand the rule of shutdown politics: Democrats want a shutdown but Republicans will get blamed for it.
 
This has been roughly true in every shutdown brawl we’ve watched going back to the 1980s. It doesn’t matter if a Republican is President with a Democratic Congress, or vice versa, or if Republicans run both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. Sometimes Republicans deserve the blame, as they did with Ted Cruz’s kamikaze run for ObamaCare repeal in 2013. But even if they work in good faith to avoid a shutdown, the media blame Republicans, and many voters figure the GOP must be at fault because it’s the party that prefers smaller government.
 
Democrats understand this and they use it as political leverage. That’s what’s going on this week behind the scenes as Republicans struggle to put together a budget that can get past the Freedom Caucus in the House but also get at least nine Senate Democrats to overcome a filibuster in the Senate.
 
Democrats don’t want to take yes for an answer. GOP leaders want to negotiate a two-year budget deal separate of negotiations over immigration. But Democrats are refusing, though the date when new work permits will no longer be issued to the so-called Dreamer immigrants is the first week of March.
 
Democrats are refusing even though the tentative budget deal being hashed out behind the scenes would also give them a big increase in new domestic non-entitlement spending over two years. Republicans would get more defense spending. Such a deal will give more Republicans heartburn on the policy merits, but Democrats still won’t accept.

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The Reagan Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at The Amazing Grace Community Church ( 541 E 99th Pl, Thornton, CO, 80229) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. with doors open at 6:00 p.m.. We feature different programs and speakers as we honor the 40th President. The Reagan Club of Colorado seeks to promote the Constitution, smaller government, lower taxes, personal freedom, helping candidates, and educating the public about one of our greatest presidents, Ronald Wilson Reagan.

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