Repeal and Let It Fail

After numerous efforts to replace Obamacare failed, President Trump stated that he is fine with letting it implode under its own weight, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell has stated that he is bringing a vote to the floor on the same bill to repeal Obamacare that passed the Senate in 2015. It would have an effective date two years away.

Three Republican Senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Susan Collins of Maine said they oppose McConnell’s proposal. Of those three, only Collins voted against the 2015 repeal plan. Continue reading

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Charlie Gard and President Trump’s Speech in Warsaw

Eleven month old, Charlie Gard, has been granted what is the equivalent of a stay of execution. The Great Ormand Street Hospital had requested and won the right to keep Charlie in its custody and remove his life support.

According to a story in the Daily Mail, seven international experts presented evidence that the baby has a much higher chance of survival than originally thought. Based on the evidence, the hospital requested a new hearing in the High Court. Continue reading

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Independence Day and Charlie Gard

It is the 4th of July.  I had not planned on writing anything today but the case of Charlie Gard just keeps running through my mind.  I think of those words in our Declaration of Independence – “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Charlie Gard is a ten month old in Great Britain. He has a rare disease for which there is no proven cure and there is no life expectancy.  There is an experimental treatment in the United States. Continue reading

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President Trump’s Twitter Etiquette – I Don’t Care

The mainstream media has been in an uproar today because of President Trump’s tweet about an MSNBC show host.

I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came…..to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!

Righteous indignation abounds.  All day long the mainstream media has condemned the “unpresidential” tone of the tweets.  Several Republicans in congress were quick to join in the condemnation. Continue reading

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Finish Your Chores Before You Play

The mini drama plays out every day in thousands of households around the world.  “Mom, can I go to the mall, play, see my friends, watch a movie?  You fill in the blank.  Mother responds, “Sure, but first clean up your room.”

Five or ten minutes later, “Mom, can I go now, my friends are waiting?”  This time the Mother’s response is in the form of a question. “Have you cleaned up your room?”  The answer comes back, “I’m almost done.”  The mother patiently replies, “Finish cleaning up your room.” Continue reading

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Slapping Martin Luther King’s Dream in the Face

Joy Reid of MSNBC sent the tweet below about the shooting last Wednesday at the practice for the Congressional Republican baseball team.  She decided to play the race card and the gender card along with private and personal details about one of the agents.

In the famous speech of Martin Luther King, he preached that he had a dream about a future in America. The memorable line from that speech was plain and clear. Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Don Cole with father Robert Cole

Robert Cole and son Don Cole

One word that comes to my mind when I think of my father is the word, “proud.” He is proud of his children. It is more than being proud of what we do or what we may have accomplished. It is pride in his children simply because we are his children.

His expression of pride is a true encouragement. When I was a child and tried and failed, he was there to lift me up and help me start again. Continue reading

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Individual Responsibility

Shortly after 7:00 am this morning, a man went to a practice field and began firing at the individuals in the area. The field was in use by Republican members of congress practicing for an annual charity game between Democrats and Republicans.

The shooter died of wounds and was identified as James T. Hodgkinson. Media is abounding with information and debate about the event and Mr. Hodgkinson.

Governor Terry McCauliffe was quick to call for more gun control.  Conservatives pointed to the atmosphere of political discourse and hatred displayed toward President Trump. Continue reading

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Comey’s Grammar School Note Passing

Former FBI Director, James Comey testified that he wrote a memo, then gave it to a friend at Columbia Law School to read portions of it to a reporter. In his notes, Comey indicated that President Trump asked for a private meeting and said to him, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”  He also said that President Trump asked for his loyalty.

After Comey’s firing the Democrats and talking heads in the mainstream media exploded with cries of “obstruction of justice.” The word of Comey’s memo threw gasoline on the fire.

Step back from the hysteria for a moment and return to a basic civic lesson. The FBI and the Justice Department are part of the executive branch of our government. Continue reading

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I Endorse the Pachyderms – RLG Vote Today!

I wholeheartedly endorse the Pachyderm ticket for the 2017 Republican Leadership for Georgia Class.  If you are an alumnus of RLG you should have received an e-mail for voting. Voting ends at 12 noon tomorrow (Friday, June 9, 2017).  I voted as soon as I got the e-mail.

Jordan Fuchs is Vice-President of Landmark Communications. She will use her expertise in communications and public relations to keep supporters and alumni connected and involved in the Republican agenda.  Jordan worked tirelessly as campaign consultant and manager for the recent successful special election victory of State Senator Kay Kirkpatrick.

Kay’s campaign was a bellwether for the 6th Congressional District. Democrats blitzed the district in a tight runoff election.  They desperately wanted a win to put wind in the sails of John Ossoff in the 6th.  Jordan not only held the line, but she advanced to win the victory. Continue reading

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