Lawrence Richard


President Trump had an interesting proposal for Bernie Sanders supporters frustrated about their candidate’s decision to end his presidential bid: join the Trump train.

The president’s appeal to Sanders’ supporters comes as the once-populated Democratic presidential primary field has narrowed to just one candidate: former Vice President Joe Biden.

“Today I am suspending my campaign. But while the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on,” Sanders said in a tweet on Wednesday.

The Western Journal reports the Vermont Senator explained during a Periscope live stream that his path to victory was insurmountable: “I wish I could give you better news, but I think you know the truth, and that is that we are now some 300 delegates behind Vice President Biden, and the path toward victory is virtually impossible.”

“So, while we are winning the ideological battle and while we are winning the support of so many young people and working people throughout the country, I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic nomination will not be successful,” Sanders continued. “And so today I am announcing the suspension of my campaign.”

“Over the past few weeks [Sanders’ wife] Jane and I, in consultation with top staff, and many of our prominent supporters, have made an honest assessment of the prospects for victory. If I believed we had a feasible path to the nomination, I would certainly continue the campaign. But it’s just not there,” he added per the report.

Sanders dropping from the race leaves his supporters at a crossroads: Do they file in line to back the next Democratic candidate or do they encompass Sanders’ anti-establishment spirit in resisting Biden by backing Trump?

Both Biden and Trump quickly looked to corral these supporters.

“I know Bernie well. He’s a good man, a great leader, and one of the most powerful voices for change in our country,” Biden said in a tweet. “And it’s hard to sum up his contributions to our politics in one, single tweet. So I won’t try to.”

“To Bernie and Jane, as friends, from Jill and me: You haven’t just run a political campaign; you’ve created a movement. And make no mistake about it, we believe it’s a movement that is as powerful today as it was yesterday. That’s a good thing for our nation and our future,” the former vice president continued.

Biden added: “We know how hard this is. You have put the interest of the nation – and the need to defeat Donald Trump – above all else. And for that we’re grateful. But we want you to know: we’ll be reaching out. You’ll be heard by me. As you say: Not me, Us.”

President Trump also addressed the supporters, adding fuel to the belief that Sanders was somehow robbed (again) of his party’s nomination.

“Bernie Sanders is OUT! Thank you to Elizabeth Warren. If not for her, Bernie would have won almost every state on Super Tuesday!” Trump said in a tweet, stoking the flames. “This ended just like the Democrats & the DNC wanted, same as the Crooked Hillary fiasco.”

Trump then offered Sanders supporters revenge in the form of knowing they contributed in beating the Democrat

“The Bernie people should come to the Republican Party, TRADE!” Trump concluded.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: Trump Invites Bernie Supporters To Get Revenge On DNC By Backing Him Instead Of Biden

Those busy watching the Democratic debate last night may have missed President Trump’s rally in Phoenix which was going on at the same time. And, as a result, they probably did not see an incredible moment where two men carried a 100-year-old World War II veteran down a stairway and to his seat at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Check it out:

The incredible moment quickly made splashes online and caught President Trump’s attention.

“I AM ON MY WAY, SEE YOU SOON!” Trump said in a tweet before the rally, sharing the video.

During his remarks, Trump personally recognized the man and thanked him for his service to the country.

“It’s all over TV that the folks here tonight have helped a great World War II veteran into the arena,” Trump said via BizPac Review. “I don’t know if he knows it, but he’s right now the hottest celebrity in the world.”

“He might even be hotter than Trump right now, I have to say,” the president cheekily added.

“He’s all over television. Even fake news CNN had him on. They say he’s a legitimate great hero of World War II, Ervin Julian. Ervin, thank you,” Trump continued. “And I asked my son Don to get a couple of hats and get some things and give them to Irvin right now. And I want to thank you. That’s a great honor. And thank you for the great job you’ve done. An American patriot. Thank you very much.”

Donald Trump Jr. also commented on the moment, thanking the men for helping the veteran.

“I saw something — literally as I was pulling in here — that I thought was absolutely incredible,” he said, as BizPac Review reports. “I saw two gentlemen literally carrying — like a fireman carries — a World War II veteran. They were carrying a WWII veteran down to his seat.”

“I saw those guys, and I honestly, I’m not a very emotional guy, [but] it literally got to me,” he continued. “That’s what these rallies are about. That’s what this movement is about. That’s what people either don’t understand or, in my opinion, pretend to not understand about what’s going on here. You guys are truly awesome. Thank you for what you do for America. Thank you, guys.”

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: ‘Thank You For The Great Job You’ve Done’: Trump Praises Vet Who Was Carried Into His Rally

President Trump brought Christmas a little earlier this year in the form of a November jobs report which showed 266,000 jobs were added to the economy, unemployment is at the lowest it has been in 50 years, and that there are 3 million fewer Americans on unemployment rolls from this same time five years ago.

The Western Journal reports the 2014 November jobs report read: “In November, the unemployment rate held at 5.8 percent, and the number of unemployed persons was little changed at 9.1 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 1.2 percentage points and 1.7 million, respectively.”

Comparatively, the 2019 jobs report showed the Bureau of Labor Statistics found: “Both the unemployment rate, at 3.5 percent, and the number of unemployed persons, at 5.8 million, changed little in November.“

And, from the Western Journal:

And that wasn’t the only early Christmas present for the Trump administration in the report, either.

Hourly wages were up 3.1 percent from a year ago, another number that beat expectations.

The number of employees who were employed part-time for economic reasons — meaning they would have preferred full-time work — was at 4.3 million in 2019. That number was 6.9 million five years ago.

The number of long-term unemployed — defined as being jobless for 27 weeks or more — was at 1.2 million. That figure was 2.8 million in the 2014 report.

“It’s a significant surprise because economists were ready to go with the idea that payroll growth was slowing down because the job market had gotten tight,” Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont, told Bloomberg.


CNBC reports Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, described the figures as “very strong.”

“Bottom line, America is working,” he also said.

Adding, “These are very strong numbers. These are happy numbers, these are sunny Friday numbers.”

CNBC reports:

The jobs growth was the best since January’s 312,000 and well clear of the November 2018 total of 196,000. While hopes already were up, much of that was based on the return of General Motors workers following a lengthy strike. That dynamic indeed boosted employment in motor vehicles and parts by 41,300, part of an overall 54,000 gain in manufacturing. The vehicles and parts sector had fallen by 42,800 in October.

Health care added 45,000 positions after contributing just 12,000 in October.

Leisure and hospitality increased by 45,000 and professional and business services rose by 31,000; the two sectors respectively are up 219,000 and 278,000 over the past 12 months. Wage gains also were a touch better than expectations.

Average hourly earnings rose by 3.1% from a year ago, while the average workweek held steady at 34.4 hours.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: WINNING: U.S. Economy Has Gained 3 Million Jobs From Same Time 5 Years Ago

Democrats flexed the true might of their majority in the House on Thursday when they voted to give illegal immigrants living in the United States an electronic medical records system that is better than the one currently being used at the Veterans Affairs Administration or the Department of Defense.

“House passes bill to give illegal immigrants e-medical records years ahead of veterans,” American Military News reports.


The House passed the bill, H.R. 3525, U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act, on a vote of 230-184. The bill requires the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol officials to implement an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, and store and report electronic health records to Congress for all migrants apprehended at the border, according to The Hill.

Just ahead of the vote, the bill’s sponsor, Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood said “overworked Border Patrol officials” were unable to adequately record and transfer an illegal immigrants healthcare information.

“When I was at the border I saw busy, overworked Border Patrol officials having to keep health records on paper. I also saw how these records don’t follow migrants between facilities and transfers of custody,” Underwood said on the House floor.

In a press release following the vote, North Carolina Republican Mark Walker suggested the bill’s passage was unfair to veterans and members of the military as their healthcare record systems were similarly needing improvements.

“The Veterans Administration (VA) will not have similar electronic health records systems in place for nine years and the Department of Defense (DOD) will not have those systems for another five years,” Walker said.

“If we cannot deliver a modern medical record for the men and women who put their lives on the line for us sooner than that, it is impossible to think that we could or should deliver one in a month for those who knowingly enter our country illegally,” Republican Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. said in his own press release. “We should not treat anyone, particularly someone who breaks our laws, better than we treat our heroes.”

A vote to fast-track the new system’s implementation for the VA and DoD was reportedly introduced by House Republicans but was voted down by the Democratic-majority.

From American Military News:

House Republicans proposed an amendment to implement the same rollout of medical records system standards for veterans, but the effort was struck down, according to Rep. Tim Burchett.

Critics also decried the lack of new funding in the bill, which could leave the Border Patrol to bear the costs of the new medical screening procedures out of their existing budget.

“The new requirements are not funded, so DHS would be forced to take funds from other agency efforts including border security, combatting terrorism, stopping drug and human trafficking, and natural disaster response,” Rep. Walker said.

Two Republican congressmen supported the U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Fred Upton of Michigan.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Chicks On Right: Dems Vote To Give Illegal Aliens Better Healthcare System Than What’s At The VA Or DoD

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden claims his new child tax credit “would put 720 million women back into the workforce.”

There are just a few problems…

There were never 720 million women in the workforce, to begin with. There is not even 720 million people in the workforce, or 720 million people of working age in the United States because there are not 720 million people living in the country.

“You get a tax break for a race horse. Why in god’s name shouldn’t we provide an $8,000 tax credit for everybody who has childcare costs,” Biden said during AFL-CIO’s presidential summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Breitbart News reports. “It would put 720 million women back into the workforce. It would increase the GDP—to sound like a wonk here—by about eight-tenths of one percent. It would grow the economy.”

Breitbart adds: “The statement left many in attendance and those on social media confused, as the entire U.S. has a population estimated to be around 330 million. It is unclear what number the former vice president was attempting to reference.”

Check it out:

Here’s more from Breitbart:

The gaffe was only the latest in a string that has left even the former vice president’s staunchest allies concerned about his fitness for office. Since entering the presidential race, Biden has repeatedly confused time and place — most infamously in August when he claimed to be vice president during the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, which took place nearly a year after he left office. Biden has also on multiple occasions forgotten the name of his former running mate, Barack Obama, while touting their work together in the White House.

All of that has left many on the left wondering if Biden is really the Democrats’ best hope for beating President Donald Trump in 2020. Jamil Smith, a senior writer for Rolling Stone magazine, summed up the pervading sentiment on the left when he said there was “no explanation that makes” Biden look good after the former vice president’s Parkland blunder.

The Daily Wire similarly reports that fellow Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has expressed some concern about Biden’s countenance and memory:

“I think we are at a tough point right now, because there’s a lot of people concerned about Joe Biden’s ability to carry the ball all the way across the end line without fumbling,” Booker said after the third Democratic presidential debates in Houston. And I think that Castro had really legitimate concerns about can he be someone in a long grueling campaign … and has every right to call out.”

“I think there were a lot of moments where a number of us were looking on the stage when he tends to go on sometimes. At one point, he was talking about communities like mine listening to record players,” he continued. “I don’t remember the last time I saw a record player … But there are definitely moments where you listen to Joe Biden and you just wonder.”

The Trump campaign released the following video on Biden on Tuesday, captioned by those very words: “You just wonder…”

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: Biden Erroneously Claims His New Tax Credit Would Put ‘720 Million Women Back Into The Workforce’

On Wednesday, President Trump remembered those nearly 3,000 Americans who were killed in the September 11th attacks, 18 years ago.

He described the day as one “seared into our soul” and was “full of shock.”

The president also applauded the unmatched bravery of the first responders, who rushed towards World Trade Center buildings.

“This is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss. It’s the day that has replayed in your memory a thousand times over,” the president told those in attendance, specifically referencing those who lost loved ones on that day. “The anguish of knowing your family member had boarded one of these flights, or was working in the World Trade Center, or serving right here at the Pentagon. Your life changed forever.”

“To each of you, the First Lady and I are united with you in grief,” the president added.

“We come here in the knowledge that we cannot erase the pain or reverse the evil of that dark and wretched day, but we offer you all that we have,” Trump continued, “our unwavering loyalty, our undying devotion and our eternal pledge that your loved ones will never, ever be forgotten.”

The president recounted the stories of first responders who rushed into the towers and those who survived and were rescued from the burning buildings. He thanked each of them, by name, for their heroism.

View the full ceremony below:

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Chicksonright: Watch: Trump Delivers 9/11 Address At The Pentagon On Its 18th Anniversary

Republican Senator Rand Paul has made a career of trying to hold the federal government accountable for a blatant waste of taxpayer funds and recently shared a new report where he detailed billions of dollars of taxpayer dollars wasted on overseas projects or needless scientific research.

“Frog mating calls? Green growth? Abandoned hospitals? My latest waste report is out!” he said in a tweet with a link to his government website.

The link includes a lengthy list of government spending totaling over $50 billion dollars.

The website reads:

Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), continued his efforts to reform the big-spending status quo with the release of a Summer 2019 edition of The Waste Report. adds:

American taxpayer money helped boost political parties in Tunisia and subsidize films made in Pakistan—because “nation building” might have fallen off the front pages, but it remains part of the federal budget.

Both are highlighted in a report published last week by Sen. Rand Paul’s (R–Ky.) office. The summer 2019 edition of Paul’s ongoing “Waste Book” project includes more than $50 billion in wasteful government spending, including not only nation-building exercises in the Middle East, but also studies of frog mating calls, building “green” infrastructure in Peru, and improper payments made by federal entitlement programs.

In Tunisia, the State Department spent $2 million to “strengthen democratic institutions and processes,” apparently as part of an effort to increase trust between the Tunisian people and their nascent democratic system. Paul’s office points out that the State Department has spent more than $1.4 billion trying to shore up Tunisian democracy since the 2011 uprising that deposed Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who had ruled as a dictator since 1987.

Check it out:

Dr. Rand Paul's Summer … by Senator Rand Paul on Scribd

In an op-ed with the Washington Examiner, conservative freelance writer Brad Polumbo responded to the report, writing: “Next time you cut a check to the IRS on tax day, remember that some of your money is going to obscure foreign projects that in no way advance American interests.”

Each year around Christmas time, Paul takes to Twitter to air a list of grievances—a list of complaints he has with the federal government which usually details its excessive and needless overspending.

Below is some of Paul’s 2018 list.

“I’m going to start out with a grievance against the entire foreign policy establishment of Washington DC, who 2 years ago were swearing that Donald Trump was going to start multiple nuclear wars or something,” the senator started.

“Now they are mad because he is STOPPING two wars,” Paul said. “How about you just admit you hate the President, love war and have been wrong for the last 20 years on every part of foreign policy?”

“One of the things I hate most about Washington is that they have literally NO IDEA how to spend your money,” Paul said.

“That’s why I do waste reports, and do a FESTIVUS WASTE REPORT with some of the worst offenders of the year. Here are some of the worst in waste,” he added.

Check it out:

Paul’s thread includes another 23 more tweets, read those: Rand Paul’s List of Grievances.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: ‘Just Scratching The Surface’: Rand Paul Finds U.S. Govt Spends $50 Billion On Pakistani Film Industry, Frog Mating, Etc.

President Trump said he was destined to take on and beat China in an ongoing trade war.

Speaking to a group of reporters outside the White House, Trump lifted his hands into the air and said he was “the chosen one” tasked with besting China — and saving the American economy.

In his remarks, Trump said other presidents before him sat idle in the face of Chinese currency manipulation and unfair trade practices, siphoning money from the U.S. economy.

Trump said he too could have sat back and continue to let China take advantage of the U.S. —because it would be “easy” to do so—but he, instead, choosing to fight against them.

From Politico:

He shrugged off responsibility for any economic fallout stemming from his trade actions against China, arguing that “somebody had to do it.”

“Somebody said it is Trump’s trade war. This isn’t my trade war,” he added. “This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of other presidents.”

China wants to make a deal with the U.S., Trump said, in part because their economy and job market are suffering as a result of the tariff battle.

“Probably we will make a deal,” he said, emphasizing that it must be “good for the United States.”


Politico reports Trump said China was sincere about making a deal with him, despite previous failed attempts to do so, and brushed the notion that China was stringing him along with faux attempts just so they can potentially deal with a Democratic successor.

“They’re losing too many jobs too fast,” Trump said concerning China’s domestic fallout to the trade negotiations.

“They want to negotiate,” Trump concluded. “And Sleepy Joe doesn’t have a clue.”

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: Trump Says He Was Destined To Help The U.S. Beat China: ‘I Am The Chosen One’

President Trump is reportedly mulling a cut to the payroll tax as a means of putting more money back in the pockets of hard-working taxpayers.

“Payroll tax is something that we think about, and a lot of people would like to see that,” Trump said to a group of reporters, answering questions alongside Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Politico reports.

“I’ve been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time,” Trump continued. “Whether or not we do it now or not is — it’s not being done because of recession.”

The White House pushed back on the claim that the payroll tax was specifically being looked at but confirmed Trump’s interest in revisiting tax cuts.

From the report:

Hogan Gidley, the White House’s principal deputy press secretary, told Fox News earlier Tuesday that Trump is generally “looking at tax cuts again,” but insisted a payroll tax cut was not on the table.

“It’s not being considered at this time, but he’s looking at all options out there to try and give people back so much of the hard-earned money they’ve made,” Gidley said.


In response to the article, White House aides released a statement that read in part, “more tax cuts for the American people are certainly on the table, but cutting payroll taxes is not something under consideration at this time.”

Trump on Tuesday claimed the economy is “doing fantastically” and dismissed warnings of a possible recession, remarking that the word is an “inappropriate” term that “certain people and the media are trying to build up because they’d love to see a recession.”

CNBC reports the move to spur the economy come as “investors fear an economic recession may be on the horizon.”

Trump, addressing these concerns head-on, said on Tuesday: “I think the word recession is a word that’s inappropriate because it’s just a word that certain people, I’m going to be kind, certain people and the media are trying to build up because they would love to see a recession. We are very far from a recession.”

CNBC adds:

“I’m not talking about doing anything at this moment, but indexing is something a lot of people have liked for a long time,” Trump said. “It is something I’m thinking about.”

If Trump attempts to pass a payroll tax cut through Congress, he’s almost certain to face strong opposition from Democrats. The 6.2% tax helps to fund social welfare programs that Democrats have vowed to protect.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: Trump Mulling Payroll Tax Cut: ‘A Lot of People Would Like To See That’

Moved by a pair of mass shootings last weekend, President Trump said he believed it was time for lawmakers to do something about gun violence.

On Friday, the president said he would personally speak with the National Rifle Association to convince them that they should be more open to gun restrictions and background checks.

Reuters reports:

The NRA – one of the most powerful lobbies in the United States and a frequent donor to Republican politicians – has for decades rejected gun control efforts. It indicated in a statement on Thursday that it still opposed further gun restrictions.

But Trump told reporters at the White House the NRA should have input on the issue and might come around to supporting tighter background checks on gun buyers or at least not be so strident in its opposition.

Following attacks last weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio, Trump said the United States needs significant background checks on gun buyers “so that sick people don’t get guns.”

Speaking of NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, President Trump said: “I think, in the end, Wayne and the NRA will either be there or maybe will be a little bit more neutral and that would be OK, too.”

The president carefully recognized that the gun lobby holds such strong resistance to any gun restrictions as they do not want one anti-gun bill to domino into another and another: “You know, it’s a slippery slope. They think you approve one thing and that leads to a lot of bad things. I don’t agree with that. I think we can do meaningful, very meaningful background checks. I want to see it happen.”

In his comments, the president boasted in his own ability to bridge the NRA and Congress amid previously failed attempts to pass gun restrictions by other presidents. “There’s never been a president like President Trump,” the president said per Reuters.

“I have a great relationship with the NRA,” he added.

Here’s more:

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, in a Twitter posting on Friday, said “it will be nearly impossible to accomplish anything meaningful to address gun violence” if Trump requires pre-approval by the NRA.

The Washington Post reported that LaPierre called Trump this week to tell him a background check bill would not be popular with his supporters.

Trump wrote on Twitter that he had “been speaking to the NRA, and others, so that their very strong views can be fully represented and respected.”

As he considers whether to push for new measures, Trump also has to ensure he does not lose support of pro-gun rights conservatives as he runs for re-election next year.

According to the report, the White House could look to pitch other ideas including changes to health privacy laws so law enforcement could catch potential shooters before they carry out their acts of violence.

“It’s certainly one of the front and center issues,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said via the report, but “background checks and red flags would probably lead the discussions.”

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham echoed: “I think there’s more pressure on all of us to do something. If you’re out there just living a normal life, this is hard to understand why we can’t do something after multiple events. I just think the space to do nothing is gone.”

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: Trump Says He’ll Personally Convince The NRA Of New Background Check Proposal

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