Spartacus…meet Judas…

No doubt self-styled ‘Spartacus’ senator Cory Booker (writ small) is becoming confused over his ancient nomenclature, because based on his latest vote, he’s Judas to Israel.

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon “Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) voted against pro-Israel legislation to combat the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, a departure from his previous condemnation of those who boycott Israel.”

Maybe someone could send him some Who’s Who historical research?

When did co-signing UNREAD legislation become the norm?

So, a left-wing legislator in Virginia wrote a bill that would allow abortion up to birth and allow babies born during the process to be killed after, if the mother agreed to it.

(Barbaric? You be the judge. Suffice to say, Republicans knocked it down.)

Now, a co-signer of the bill issues an apology for doing so, offering as her excuse that she co-signed that legislation WITHOUT READING it, and didn’t know how far it went.

Didn’t read the bill…didn’t know the far-reaching impact of a bill?

Does she deserve to be a legislator AT ALL?

Crazed effort to drive a wedge between Trump & base will backfire on Dems

Democrat leadership continue to refuse any funding for a southern border wall.

Most political pundits see this as an effort to try separating the President from his base, making his border wall promise an objective that will never get passed by Congress.

But, there are other means he can use to get border wall funding, including by declaring a national emergency, or invoking a ‘budget sweep’ that won’t require that declaration.

And, though you can bet Democrats will fight such efforts in court, that will only bind the President’s base tighter to him, and could drive national security-minded Independents and moderate Democrats – opposed to open border dangers – AWAY from that Party.

Ironically, by pandering to THEIR radical base, Democrats run a huge risk of backlash.

Yeah, yeah…they have him cornered…right where he wants them.

Stay tuned.

P.S. – those saying Trump lost the shutdown fight should explain how that’s possible, considering poll numbers remained the same, and he got huge prime time exposure.

Someone should explain to his detractors how the fine art of negotiation prep works.

‘Empire’ actor attack victim…or PR-hoaxing, w-media’s help?

From the Daily Caller: Chicago Police Say ‘Empire’ Actor Refuses To Turn Over Phone Records During Alleged ‘MAGA’ Attack

The actor claims attackers yelled ‘make America great again’ as they assaulted him, but oddly enough, seems reluctant to cooperate with the law enforcement investigation.

Told police he was talking to his manager on cell when it happened, the manager says he heard everything, but now the ‘victim’ won’t give his phone or call records to police?

File this under…Publicity Stunt?

Socialism’s just another word for ‘can’t make it on their own’

Reading (with great hope and expectations) yet another article suggesting free-market thinkers “Make the Moral Case for Capitalism”…it almost gets there, as have past articles…but doesn’t connect the final dot – messaging at their target audience level.

How, then, would a convincing and effective argument be made?

First – votes decide political leadership, so voters must be the target audience.

Next – understand that arguments for Capitalism must resonate with that audience, not the elites pushing Socialism (they’ll be part of that government ‘helping’ the masses).

Then, make the case: Socialism is just another word for ‘despair’ – it relies on a concept that people can’t make it on their own…they need a benevolent government’s help…but ‘benevolent’ assistance comes at a price: those ranked as masses remain as masses.

Los Angeles is an example of such government: crumbling infrastructure, an education system ranked lowest nationwide, high prices, rising homelessness, fleeing businesses.

So, if socialism relies on despair, who believes those pushing socialism want to relieve it? How hard is it to explain that a socialist government needs to keep masses down?

Capitalism’s another word for ‘hope’…with millions of rags-to-riches stories to choose from which expose the lie that everyday people can’t make it on their own, and story after story about the state and local communities that succeed where capitalism thrives.

Just ask Ben Carson, or Condoleezza Rice. Look at Florida, or better, Texas – a state that created more jobs between 2007 and 2014 than all other 49 states combined.

Capitalism exists to create wealth; Socialism exists to control wealth – ask the masses of Los Angeles how such a system is working for them, their families, and their friends.

The forces of Capitalism are all linked to that which is positive in our human nature, but in Socialism we see all the forces that are negative: envy, despair, totalitarianism.

Arguments for Socialism rely on negative emotional triggers, and can only be countered effectively with the target audience by more effective positive emotional arguments.

Make that message resonate with the real target audience, and Capitalism wins.

There’s a reason America is the success that it is – Capitalism.

“Iran admits it lied to Obama’s Iran deal interlocutors”

Interlocuter: (n) one who takes part in dialogue or conversation

American Thinker: “On Jan. 22, 2019, Ali Akbar Salehi, the nuclear chief of the Iranian theocracy, acknowledged that Iran had fooled the 5+1 and IAEA group of foreign ministers – these were U.S. and European foreign ministers who negotiated the Iran deal – into signing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA.  That was the deal President Obama signed with other leaders and touted to the U.S. public.”

You know…the deal President Trump threw out when he came into office.

More and more, he’s beginning to look like the only grown-up in the room.

Coming soon…the ‘Kamala Conundrum’…

She used Willie Brown to get a leg up in California politics, and now?

Begs the question – who will she have to use to get the 2020 endorsement?

Based on past standards Bill Clinton’s not old enough…maybe Warren Buffett?

Yeah…he’s married and old (judging by her past m.o., that’s important).

Or, how about George Soros? He’s old and married too.

Decisions, decisions.

(Thus…the conundrum…)