HARD TO DECIDE WHAT TO COVER IN WHAT ORDER—JUST UNDER 2 MONTHS BEFORE ELECTIONS—LOTS OF TOPICS

HARD TO DECIDE WHAT TO COVER IN WHAT ORDER—JUST UNDER 2 MONTHS BEFORE ELECTIONS—LOTS OF TOPICS
Please make sure you’re all set to vote—registered, requested absentee ballot if needed, and aware of the key races & candidates. This is your chance to elect better leaders 
 
START WITH HEADLINES & COMMENTS ON THOSE
—Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Gambit Reshapes Political Risk in Asia—She putting all Americans at risk to show she’s more powerful than our inept President Biden. That’s why the Chinese reacted so strongly. They sense an American leadership weakness.
 
—The Coming War Over Taiwan—Between Biden’s dithering over how much military support to give Ukraine (like sending powerful weapons with important features like "longer range” disabled)—he’s trying to please everyone and not confront Putin in a bigger fight. Putin only understands strength & unity of purpose. Ukraine is proving that.
 
—Ukraine War Is a Boon to North Korea—the strength of Kim Jong Un of N. Korea only comes from hiding behind bigger allies: China & Russia. He’s volatile and dangerous. Biden has no effective policy for dealing with Un & North Korea.
 
—Biden’s Bluto Moment—A Half-Trillion-Dollar Executive Coup—Debt Plan Tests Emergency Powers—Student Loans and the National Debt—Biden can only seem powerful by breaking the law (Constitution) and blustering (from his TelePrompter) vs. dithering. “Bribes” like these are his favorites, even those hidden in Executive Orders that SCOTUS finds unconstitutional. Then his cast of liars say it’s all paid for “somehow”—but we know that can’t be true. Everyday Americans also know better!
 
—Student Loan Forgiveness Raises a Basic Question About College—Not everyone needs a college degree! Many (most) necessary jobs require practical training and a “Pathway“ to existing jobs in trades, professions, etc., and some of those who didn’t start toward a degree, migrate into the equivalent. During the 2020 GOP primaries, Sen. Marco Rubio said it well, “America needs more plumbers and fewer philosophers!”
 
—Biden Touts Climate Law, GOP Focuses on Economy—The Coming Global Crisis of Climate Policy—The hoax panic about climate change is unraveling as more and more countries find that reliance on non-fossil fuels is an attractive delusion. It can’t be done in any foreseeable time frame at anything less than extravagant costs. Edicts and mandates don’t make good things happen. They create unforeseen and unmanageable chaos.
 
—Solar-Panel Maker To Put $1-Billion Into New U.S. Plant—America Is Getting Battery Plants—It Also Needs Mines—The Sun Will Keep Shining On Chinese Solar Companies—America needs to invest, but wisely, into new energy technologies. However, if EVs (Electric Vehicles) are so good, why does CA need laws requiring them?
 
—As Population Nears 8 Billion, Some See Peak—pandemics, population control policies and simple personal economics have driven birth rates down below replacement levels in countless countries. Fewer births mean fewer productive workers and slowing economic growth. Longer life-spans mean aging populations, without enough younger workers to support or care for growing numbers of older people. In the USA alone, 10,000 Baby Boomers reach retirement age every day, and many leave the workforce, further limiting support for growth.
 
—Inflation and the Scariest Economics Paper of 2022—Another Doomsday Scenario Is Looming—Dissecting a Case for a Soft Landing—The article cites the fact that to bring inflation back down to 2%, we may need to tolerate unemployment of 6.5% for two-years!  A so-called "soft landing" to compensate for big-spending inflationary policies will be a" not-so-soft” landing. Many middle and lower wage earners will suffer greatly. The key problem is the inability to “Un-spend” the excessive past years’ inflation drivers--big spending and bad policies.
 
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America's CORE PROBLEM IS A LEADERSHIP PROBLEM
Too few leaders who are willing and able to do what Reagan did: make tough decisions that put the country’s interest ahead of his own (party’s) more than once. He was a leader who knew what he wanted to accomplish, could keep a broad perspective, and stay on course to get there, in spite of small-minded political foes trying to drag him off course, Phil Gramm described it well, “People have a way of judging a person’s character and knowing when a man is doing right.” Reagan also believed in maintaining a military “margin of safety” as a deterrent to war. Instead, Biden & Democrat Allies continue to talk big,  but do little except continue to shrink America’s margin of safety in military superiority.
 
—Schumer Shrugs as Roe Falls—the budget reconciliation bill provided the Democrats a way to fund abortion. They didn’t even try! They showed their true colors. They’d rather have a hand-wringing, teeth-gnashing campaign policy than to fix what they are complaining—about in the correct way.
 
—Republicans Should Stand for More Than Opposing Democrats—The Not Ready for Prime Time Republicans—Can the U.S. Become Exceptional Again? —to which I say “hell yes,” but only if enough American voters choose elected officials who prefer offering a “hand up” to help them, and not a “hand out” to keep them dependent (trapped in economic slavery). The GOP desperately needs to unify behind a simple agenda of policies and programs to address Americas problems, and then choose courageous leaders who will stay unified. “United we stand; divided we fall.” That famous statement says it all.
 
WE NEED LEADERS WHO WILL “WALK THEIR TALK” but…
In answer to those who ask me about 2024…first I say, “let's concentrate on 2020 and win back Congress!" EXAMPLE: In OH, Democrat Senatorial candidate (Ryan) is flooding the TV with ads slinging “mud” and talking like he’s a middle of the road Republican, His past record shows that when in office he nearly always votes the Democratic Party line, (95%+ of the time.) Can a “leopard change his spots?”  No way. Can Ryan lie in campaign ads, and say what he thinks you want to hear, then trash his opponent (Vance’s) motives? Sure he can—he’s doing it to excess spending Dem Party money coming from outside OH to do it.  DO NOT BELIEVE RYAN’S “ACT." THATS HOW AMERICANS (MISTAKENLY) GOT BIDEN INTO THE WHITE HOUSE
 
FINALLY, YES, I VOTED FOR TRUMP—BOTH TIMES—BECAUSE THE ALTERATIVES WERE WORSE—HILLARY CLINTON & JOE BIDEN (now proving that he is WORSE!)  TRUMP DID WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD DO, AND HE TRIED TO DO IT ALL, THE PROBLEM WAS HOW HE WENT ABOUT DOING IT. (And his personal behavior along the way.)  My concern is that Trump will run again in 2024, and in the process, split the normal American GOP voters, who realize that he did most of what he promised (until Covid came along) and it was workingbut the way he did it was “messy or ugly!” 
 
(Even then, Biden’s Covid plan was built totally on Trump’s plan, preparation and execution—"Operation Warp Speed” and all that came after it: vaccine available that fast, would never have happened without Trump pushing itThe rest of Biden’s presidency has been about reversing what Trump did that was working or "buying votes" (with inflation-creating handouts and terrible policy decisions e. g.,botched  Afghanistan exit, uncontrolled border chaos, inflation-creating spending & handouts, bail-free release of criminals, etc. OR simply “dithering” until he was forced into decisions—most of them wrong.
 
But…no matter...because Trump still has the same enemies: the Democrat captive—mainstream media, propaganda-machine attacking him, along with (As we know now) based on lies, Biden’s FBI & DOJ lining up to investigate and pursue him—to no positive outcome!. Trump still has a solid 30-40% “base," that’s not big enough to get elected — and Trump won’t change.  His behavior made him his own worst enemy. There are many people (and media) who still "hate Trump.” (But, his behavior is part of his problem, of who he Is!) 
 
There are NO STRONG DEMOCRAT LEADERS on the horizon, NONE that I’d even consider voting for. 
Certainly not Calif Gov. Newsom or the current Dem party stalwarts like Pelosi, Warren, Sanders, “Beto” O’Rourke, Mayor Pete, et. al. or Dem Governors who can’t even run their own states! Look at the financial messes and crime in big cities/states: NY, NY—LA & SF CA—Seattle, WA—Chicago, IL,  and many, many more.
 
IF I KNEW HOW TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS I’D SAY SO—BUT I DON’T. 
Then what? There is no “none of the above” choice on the ballot? 
 
THE BEST THING WOULD BE FOR TRUMP TO STEP BACK AND SUPPORT A DIFFERENT REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE
Who? DeSantis, Haley, Scott, Noem, or who else.  BUT I FEAR HE WON’T DO THAT EITHER. HIS EGO, ANGER, AND RESENTMENT FROM 2020 ARE TOO STRONG FOR THAT.
 
So what to do?  Concentrate on finding the best candidates to vote for in 2022, to take back control of the House (should be possible) and the Senate (may be harder due to Trump-backed candidates who are trailing in races they were expected to win.)
 
IT’S A MESS. MAYBE THE BEST THING TO DO IS FIND THE RIGHT, BEST CANDIDATES, SUPPORT AND VOTE FOR THEM, AND HOPE FOR "DIVINE INTERVENTION" TO FIX THE REST!
 
FOR SOME BETTER IDEAS.
BEST,
JOHN
 
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