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Over two years in the Obama presidency and still no serious toxic asset plan for everyone.

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

How long have we said that the mortgage crisis has been used to primarily as an excuse for a power grab, with a distant second being helping out those who could use some help?

Of course one of the reasons there are so many empty homes on the market is because the Democrat’s mortgage plans were a failure if you view the top goal as helping out people with at risk loans. If you view them from the primary purpose of a power grab they are a smashing success.

We have been saying this since February 3rd. Obama’s mortgage plan wasn’t serious and would help very few. Anyone who wanted to seriously tackle the economy needed to have a plan for the toxic assets, keep mortgage holders in their homes and get housing prices to steady.  Obama’s plan wasn’t designed to even do that and the economy has continued to suffer for it.

The administration managed to drastically cut down the number of banks. Wealth consolidation is important for the left because the fewer people that have it and control it the easier it is to control that wealth and engage in social engineering. This was done by not suspending the mark to market rule so that mortgage securities would have to be counted as worthless even though that had homes standing besides them, abuse of regulatory enforcement was another method, and another method was the selective use of the buying of bank stocks and issuance of bailout funds. For example: Bank A would get bailout, bank B would not. Bank A buys bank B. Bank A gives money to ACORN or another Obama political ally. The financial reform bill was a massive power-grab as we have recently covered.  This is not conspiracy stuff folks. This is history.

Since that February 3rd article we have covered this story repeatedly and told you how the mortgage crisis was being prolonged as an excuse to gain control of the banks. [LINKS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 1, 2,]. Examination of these links shows we started reporting this before Fox, CNBC’s Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer. [Gratuitous self promotion – why not /wink – editor]

Think about it folks. I will ask this question again. We are over two years into the Obama presidency and since the 2008 campaign everyone has said that priority one for getting the economy back in place is dealing with the toxic assets and at risk mortgages to keep people in their homes and stabilize the housing market. It still has not been done. WHY?

Now we might not be able to afford it even if we wanted to.  The housing market is now in a double dip.

Related:

Is the Bail-out mismanagement just a way to nationalize the banks?

Dick Morris – Obama to troubled home owners: Your out of luck

Clinton Political Strategist Dick Morris: Clinton’s Economic Vision vs. Obama’s

Treasury unveils proposed legislation to seize companies. Morris: This is a plan to nationalize the banks.

Cramer and Morici – Why the Stimulus and Obama’s Mortgage Plan Won’t Work.

Bloomberg: Government has spent 12.8 Trillion buying up/shoring up banks. Still no mortgage help.

Daughter of laid-off worker: Obama where is the help you promised in the campaign?

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Columbia Journalism Review is a Smear Outfit. MSNBC Lefty Talker Admits Hiring Actors as Callers.

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

Too many journalists like to smear, too may far left activists like to smear, too may far left academics like to smear. Put it all together and you get Columbia Journalism Review (CJR).

An example is this story that came out accusing Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck of secretly hiring actors to call in.

FM “Morning Zoo” shows often use a service to have an actor call in with a crazy story everyone can laugh at. Anyone who has worked in radio knows this. FM “zoo” shows have to because those people who they call up for those great laughs have to be actors due to FCC rules. You see it is illegal to put someone on the air unless you can be reasonably sure they know who they are talking to.

So a CJR “reporter” decided to take such a known service and accuse them of calling political news/talk shows with no evidence whatsoever. Said reporter never even called the company who has the service for comment, nor did the reporter call Limbaugh or Hannity to even ask the question. Instead the reporter just made the allegation.

The story gets worse, the story is from Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), allegedly from the finest teaching journalism professors in the country. Journalism teachers who cannot follow the basic ethics rules found in any j-school textbook. CJR is partially funded by George Soros.

UPDATE – MSNBC lefty talker Ed Schultz admits he used hired actors coached by Congressional Democrats as callers. (H/T The Blaze)

His excuse is lame. When my radio show started we had nothing and I built it up with hard work and talent to beat the competition. I never used staged ringers as callers. A good host should be ready to go an entire show filled with great content and never have to take a call. The most obvious reason why is that at times technical difficulties will prevent you form taking calls. People do not listen to a show to hear callers so quite frankly callers are not that important. That is why I never took very many calls on my show.

What will CJR have to say now?

I will have much more on CJR in my upcoming book.

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FORMER OBAMA ADVISOR VAN JONES IN YOUTH RECRUITMENT: FORGET RESPECTING OLD PEOPLE — YOU ARE GODS, GENIUSES & WALKING SUPERPOWERS!

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

Via The Blaze.

Folks, this is Hitler Youtharian. That is not a term I use lightly as I oppose frivolous comparisons to WWII.

After you watch the Van Jones video, compare that with the message from “Der Morgige Tag Ist Mein” (Tomorrow Belongs to Me)  – English version  LINK.

Creeped out yet?

What Jones is doing  goes beyond what far left groups were pushing in schools shortly after Obama was elected such as this:

It starts out with a Cuban indoctrination song but then something happens….

and this….

There has also been concern about school teachers doing things like taking songs about Jesus and replacing Jesus with Obama and teaching the kids to sing them in public schools and other outrageous acts of propaganda as has been done HEREHERE,HEREHEREHERE and HERE. [Note: YouTube has pulled most of the video’s down].

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Welfare State: Handouts Make Up One-Third of U.S. Wages

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

Remember that Clinton/Gingrich Welfare Reform that was so effective at stopping people from gaming the system and helping people get back to work? Did you know it was reversed with the stimulus bill?

CNBC:

Government payouts—including Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance—make up more than a third of total wages and salaries of the U.S. population, a record figure that will only increase if action isn’t taken before the majority of Baby Boomers enter retirement.

Even as the economy has recovered, social welfare benefits make up 35 percent of wages and salaries this year, up from 21 percent in 2000 and 10 percent in 1960, according to TrimTabs Investment Research using Bureau of Economic Analysis data.

“The U.S. economy has become alarmingly dependent on government stimulus,” said Madeline Schnapp, director of Macroeconomic Research at TrimTabs, in a note to clients. “Consumption supported by wages and salaries is a much stronger foundation for economic growth than consumption based on social welfare benefits.”

 

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Rasmussen Poll: Republicans ahead on ten top issues of the day. Reuters Poll: America and Obama on the wrong track.

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

Gas and food prices are undermining the economy and confidence, while Obama maintains his illegal offshore drilling ban for which he is in contempt of court for costing many thousands of jobs and a 13% drop in domestic oil and gas production. Obama is also yanking perfectly legit coal mining permits. Of course the failed stimulus, cap & trade looming, ObamaCare surprises, the failed mortgage rescue bill, and the financial reform bill that amounted to the government having power to pick winners and losers, seize more private property, and give Wall Street endless bailouts  etc are all contributing to the problems.

There is no question that Obama is deliberately raising energy prices just as he said he would in the 2008 campaign when he told Mort Kondrake on CNBC that he would like to see gas hit $4.00 a gallon gradually – LINK.

GOV. HALEY BARBOUR (R-Miss.): “This administration’s policies have been designed to drive up the cost of energy in the name of reducing pollution, in the name of making very expensive alternative fuels more economically competitive.” – VIDEO.

Rasmussen Poll:

House Republicans are plotting aggressive spending cuts and planning to defund the national health care law in efforts to stimulate the anemic economy, the issue that remains at the forefront of voters’ minds.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 83% see the economy as a Very Important issue in terms of how they vote. That’s down slightly from results found in December, but the economy has earned top billing over the past several years among 10 issues regular surveyed on by Rasmussen Reports. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The number of voters who sees the economy as being Very Important in terms of how they vote has not dipped below 80% since September 2008.

Voters continue to trust the GOP more than Democrats on all 10 issues that Rasmussen Reports regularly asks about, including the economy, health care, taxes and immigration.

Health care comes in second to the economy in terms of importance among voters, with 72% who regard it as Very Important. The number of voters who saw health care as being Very Important hovered in the high 50s to low 60s in the year prior to President Obama’s inauguration, but interest began to rise as the debate over a national health care reform law heated up. Those who view health care as Very Important have ranged from 66% to 79% since the law’s passage last March.

The majority of all voters still support repeal of the national health care law and remain convinced that it will drive up the cost and hurt the quality of health care in the country.

 

Reuters:

(Reuters) – Americans, who are suffering from high gasoline prices, believe the United States is on the wrong track by a large margin, presenting a fresh challenge for President Barack Obama, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said on Wednesday.

The proportion of Americans who believe the country is on the right track dropped 7 points in the past month to 31 percent, and 64 percent think the country is on the wrong track.

It was the highest number of people in an Ipsos poll who believe the country is going in the wrong direction since Obama took office in January 2009.

Ipsos pollster Cliff Young said the rating was a direct result of gasoline prices that have risen sharply in recent weeks as a result of tumult in North Africa and the Middle East.

“We are moving into a scenario in the near-term that is much more uncertain given the issue of gas prices,” he said. “Gas prices specifically are things that affect people’s pocketbooks and have an immediate impact.”

U.S. retail gasoline prices spiked more than 10 percent over the past two weeks to an average of $3.52 a gallon, the second largest two-week rise on record. Crude oil prices have shot up due to the violence in Libya that has cut that country’s production by two-thirds while sanctions have all but halted its exports.

February survey had said Americans by 57 percent to 38 percent believed the country was on the right track.

Obama’s job approval rating dropped from last month to 49 percent from 51 percent, a statistically insignificant change.

But his approval among independent voters who he will need for his 2012 re-election drive took a sharp dive, to 37 percent from 47 percent, the poll found.

 

 

 

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Republicans Find Multi-Billion Dollar Slush Funds Hidden in ObamaCare Bill – UPDATE: PolitiFact, FactCheck, WashPo Fact Checker, Heritage say Bachmann is Right

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

So what about those CBO numbers again far left?

$105 billion hidden in the bill so that the GOP could never cut off funds for it, a $16 Billion slush fund, and unlimited budgetary authority to bail out state insurance pools. None of it known, none of it counted by the CBO and much of it unconstitutional.

Now you know why Nancy Pelosi had to say this:

UPDATE I – Michele Bachmann speaks.

The liberal media has been attacking my work to expose the truth about Obamacare. But all the major political fact-checking outlets–PolitiFact, FactCheck and the Washington Post Fact Checker–agree: the $105 billion hidden in Obamacare does exist! Get the facts: http://bit.ly/ggdOtv .

Heritage Foundation:

Today former Congressman Ernest Istook testified before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee about the $105 billion slush fund in advance appropriations liberals tucked inside Obamacare. The $105 billion bypasses the traditional yearly budgeting process and is spread throughout the 2,700 page legislation. It took the Congressional Research Service (CRS) seven months to identify all the disparate funds and it was not until February (11 months after the bill passed) that all of the funds could be totaled up.

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) has been beating the drum to raise awareness of this unprecedented level of advance spending. But the liberal media has been attacking her for calling it “hidden” funding. In reality, Rep. Bachmann said that “practically no Member of Congress even knew that $105 billion of funding was” in the bill.FactCheck says that this funding was known to “those who read the bill … including members of Congress.” But does FactCheck really believe that any member of Congress read all 2,700 pages of the bill? Do they have any evidence at all that any member of Congress knew about the $105 billion figure before CRS published their report this February?

But more importantly, in their attempted take down of Rep. Bachmann, PolitiFactFactCheck, and The Washington Post Fact Checker all confirm her underlying charge: the $105 billion exists. Poltifact writes: “We added up the spending Bachmann was referring to and got $104 billion — very close to her number.”

And a note to The Washington Post Fact Checker: Former Congressman Ernest Istook served in the House of Representatives, not the Senate.

UPDATE II

 

UPDATE IIISpeaker Boehner Blasts Democrats for Hidden Slush Funds in ObamaCare

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AOL News Op-Ed: Elite Media Whitewashing Wisconsin’s Protests

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

AOL News:

For the past two weeks, the news media have been swarming over Madison, Wis., covering every detail of the public-sector union protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts, as well as other similar protests around the country.

If you’ve followed the mainstream press, you’ve seen lots of civil protests, lots of interviews with reasonable teachers, pictures of signs about the need for quality education.

But have they been giving viewers and readers the whole story? Not quite.

Here’s a sampling of what you likely missed:

Uncivil language

  • During the protests, there have been signs comparing Gov. Walker to Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mubarak, even Satan. Some signs featured Walker’s face in crosshairs with the words “Don’t Retreat, Reload: Repeal Walker.” Another held a sign saying “Political Death to Tyrants.”Click here to see a gallery of signs(caution, several signs contain adult language).
  • On Feb. 22 in Boston, Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., fired up a union crowd in front of the statehouse: “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an e-mail to get you going. Every once [in] a while you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”
  • In Rhode Island, a union supporter called a cameraman a derogatory term for a homosexual and threatened to have anal sex with him.
  • In Ohio, a union activist called tea party members “corporate butt-lickers” and Nazis.

Violence

  • Tabitha Hale of FreedomWorks was filming a union protest outside their offices in the nation’s capital Feb. 23 and was shoved to the ground by a middle-aged male activist wearing a T-shirt of the Communications Workers of America.
  • Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin said he was hit by pro-union protesters in Wisconsin amidst cries of “Fox News lies” from the crowd, which also tried to block the cameraman’s view of Tobin.

Not one of those outrages was apparently worthy of much in the way of news coverage.

For example, a Media Research Center study of 53 Wisconsin stories on ABC, CBS and NBC found that only eight stories visually featured signs comparing Gov. Walker to Hitler, or Mussolini, or Stalin, or Mubarak, or Satan. More incredibly, not a single network anchor or reporter addressed whether that kind of signage was civil or appropriate. And only Fox covered Capuano’s “get a little bloody” remark.

Now, compare this to how tea party protests have been covered, and you can see a glaring double standard at work.

These same media outlets spent two years obsessing over every over-the-top tea party sign and mere accusation of uncivil behavior.

Do you remember the claims that tea party activists intentionally spit on Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (a charge he backed away from) and that tea partyers yelled the N-word at black congressmen (which no one could produce on video)? The mere accusation, the mere suggestion was enough for blanket network coverage.

Do you recall the endless parade of anti-tea-party stories after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson? All of them uniformly denounced Sarah Palin as if she encouraged the shooting. Palin put crosshairs on a congressional district, on the Internet. The Wisconsin protesters put Walker’s head in the crosshairs on posters. But Palin was the evil one, and the Wisconsin protesters got a free pass: No one denounced them.

Well, one uncivil action did break through the media blackout — when blogger Ian Murphy of the “Buffalo Beast” made a crank call to Gov. Walker pretending to be billionaire conservative philanthropist David Koch. But he was celebrated by the press.

On “The Early Show,” CBS reporter Dean Reynolds talked about how gullible the governor was. NBC News correspondent Michael Isikoff asserted that Murphy proved the union conspiracy theorists were right. CNN named Murphy “The Most Intriguing Person of the Day.”

None of these networks, it’s worth pointing out, mentioned that Murphy’s article on this prank call was titled “Koch Whore,” or that he’d in the past written such things as “If Rove is Bush’s brain, may the 43rd president be lobotomized before we string him up.”

Why would they, since that apparently wouldn’t fit the media’s preferred narrative that the pro-union protesters are, unlike tea partyers, champions of civility?

L. Brent Bozell III is president of the Media Research Center.

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Mitt Romney: Obama will be a one term president.

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

Mitt Romney. He looks good, he is likable, he is a legendary business man. He is willing to go after Obama directly and take on his belief system, which some other candidates or would be candidates have been afraid to do.

I look at this speech and I can see that Mitt has been studying Reagan speeches in a big way. I see the similarities in the tactical messaging and in some of the body language. Mitt has money but lacks a certain something that I cannot quite define.

Mitt has challenges as well.  The first being a history of election day epiphanies. While candidates are entitled to a few of these as they grow and learn Mitt has a few too many and they are on big issues. The Tea Party remembers how the 1994 class started letting us down in 2000 and are NOT having any more of that. The rank and file Tea Party people are well informed and YouTube is going to be painful for his campaign. If Mitt gets elected and waffles when he gets into office the Tea Party will make certain he is a one term president. They will primary him and weaken him so badly that a Democrat can win. I hope that the Romney team understands this. Call it whatever you like but one thing seems consistent with Tea Party voters, take out those who violate their brand and deal with the consequences later.

Michael Kinsley in the L.A. Times is using the same strategy against Romney that the GOP used so well against John Kerry. Kinsley said that Romney is a flip flopper and will say anything to get elected. I said the the same thing about him in 2008.

With that said presidential campaigns tend to mature people and help them to understand the weight of the job. They tend to help increase their character and Romney’s 2008 CPAC speech helped to demonstrate this. I hope Mitt has grown. I am open to giving him a second chance to convince me, but be warned, GOP bloggers are smart and miss very little. Keep it real guys.

Mitt has a problem with RomneyCare in Massachusetts which is having problems as some reports have indicated. It is similar to ObamaCare in some aspects and judging by the recent vote in Missouri fighting ObamaCare in the referendum, they had the largest turn out in the states history. The American people have gotten informed on what a disaster ObamaCare is, and how it has already cause thousands to lose coverage and millions to see an immediate increase in premiums, including this very writer’s premiums.

Mitt is fighting this problem by standing up for federalism calling RomneyCare a state experiment that the nation has learned valuable lessons from. He says that experiments like this are what the states are for and he is correct. I just wish he had said this much sooner. CNN is already going after Romney.

Romney did say that some parts of his RomneyCare could be a model for the nation,  that can be spun against him, “Well in 2009 it was a national model and now it is not so which is it?” Of course, Romney can counter with, “Some aspects of it might be good for the country, but ObamaCare has terminal flaws. Besides state experiments are great for learning about problems. The Democtrats should have looked at some of the problems we were having in Massachusetts , instead they double downed on the worst parts of it and piled on even more damage by putting restrictions on doctors that the people of Massachusetts never would have tolerated, and in fact the whole country is upset about and will become more upset about as more control in it kick in leading to 2014unless we repeal it.”

When CNN asked Romney about the “debunked Sarah Palin claims about death panels” Romney did not speak up in defense of Palin. Palin was right and some of the law blogs explained how she was right. The combination of the two bills, the Stimulus and Obamacare,  gave the administration “death panel” like authority at the stroke of a pen. All the administration has to do is write a regulation, publish it, and it is done.  The “show me in the bill where it has the word “death panel” question is a red herring. This means that Palin did her homework on the released parts of the bill early and Romney didn’t.

 

 

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IUSB’s own Tim Richardson interviewed on Jason & Friends

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

Tim is a film maker, cartoonist, humorist and teacher. He is the creator of several films including the comedy spoof  “Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous Premise“. The film has won multiple awards. The Facebook fan site is HERE.

Teaser:  

More: 

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Journalism Students: This is what not to do to someone and hope to keep your credibility.

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

Today this picture appeared on the Drudge Report:

This of course is Charlie Sheen. Wow he looks satanic or something doesn’t he? The photo has a nasty narrative all its own doesn’t it?

Now let me tell you just how one gets such a photo. Take a film of yourself giving a short speech with some animation or telling a short story. Now go through it frame by frame. You are going to find frames that make you look like a complete dork. You will find the strangest looks on your face while in mid word or gesture.

The New York Times and a few others use this technique frequently. When I was writing for The Preface I ran a photo essay constructed of political snapshots collected in the weeks before an election from a biased elite media newspaper. The pictures of Republicans were largely like what you see above. The pictures of Democrats looked prepared and great. If you want to be taken seriously, don’t participate in this kind of nonsense.

 

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Journalism Students: It is easy to smear someone just by being careless.

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

This video is a great teaching aid for journalism students.

The South Bend Tribune once snapped a picture of a strip joint just to have a file picture. In the picture were two people walking on the sidewalk innocently. The picture implied,  not with intent, but with carelessness, that the two ladies were going to the strip club. The ladies got upset and the Tribune, to their credit, made it right with them.

In this case, Fox News did a similar thing. Watch the video and before you read below see if you can spot what their producer who put this clip together did wrong.

At the 45 second mark Fox shows several clips of people on YouTube asking people to donate. Notice the word “scam” is under the clips. One of the clips belonged to the man below. His full clip can be seen HERE. His link went to the United Nations World Food Program at http://www.wfp.org/ which is legit.

One can honestly say that Fox News painted him in the light of a scam artist, a criminal. It is doubtful that they had intent and the language they used in talking about it does mitigate any claim of intent. What likely happened here is that a producer or an intern  just did a search on YouTube for “donate Haiti” and pasted in the first three clips he could find.

As a result this man was made to suffer. Needless to say he was very upset and he is right to be upset.

Now before the campus crazies go all nuts trashing Fox News it is important to remember that unintentional smears like this are not uncommon. In fact every news organization who has been in business for a while can likely point to such a gaffe they have made. This is why journalism text books usually point this kind of mistake out. If you do make this kind of mistake apologize and run a visible retraction ASAP.

As a journalist, you are going to screw up sometimes. When you do just apologize and make it right. No one expects you to be a saint, they just expect you to make a best effort to be fair.

Too many journalists like to smear. An example is this story that came out accusing Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh of secretly hiring actors to call in. FM “Morning Zoo” shows often use a service to have an actor call in with a crazy story everyone can laugh at.  Anyone who has worked in radio knows this. So a reporter decided to take this known service and accuse them of calling political news/talk shows with no evidence whatsoever. Said reporter never even called the company who has the service for comment, nor did the reporter call Limbaugh or Hannity to even ask the question. Instead the reporter just made the allegation.

The story gets worse, the story is from Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), allegedly from the finest teaching journalism professors in the country;  journalism teachers who cannot follow the basic ethics rules found in any j-school textbook. CJR is partially funded by George Soros.

While this may make your editor’s day in a highly ideological news room, as most are, be careful. If a reporter ever pulled a stunt like that on one of my clients I would have that reporters face on 100 blogs,  make them the butt of jokes and make their dishonesty a viral blog story. Many publicists and press secretaries make a list of what reporters are honest and who is not. If you aren’t you will find that people will stop talking to you.

Politico.com is finding this out the hard way. Lately the quality of the journalism there has been going down and it has become more tabloid/smear like Slate.  People on the inside have told us that Politico is aware of this problem. Now it seems that Politico’s planned first presidential debate on May 2, 2011 is not going to happen as Palin and Bachmann have both made it clear that they have no interest in helping Politico’s business model or in helping them regain their credibility. Now that Hotair.com seems to be taking a similar editorial view it appears that the debate is not going to happen, or will have so few candidates there that it will be irrelevant. You brought it on yourselves guys.

UPDATE – MSNBC lefty talker admits he used hired actors coached by Congressional Democrats as callers.

His excuse is lame. When my radio show started we had nothing and I built it up with hard work and talent to beat the competition. I never used staged ringers as callers. A good host should be ready to go an entire show filled with great content and never have to take a call. The most obvious reason why is that at times technical difficulties will prevent you form taking calls. People do not listen to a show to hear callers, so callers are not that important. That is why I never took very many calls on my show.

What will CJR say now?

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Trump realizes that government doesn’t always do things well

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

You know, like build a road.

In order to do this, if Trump would win, would take a structural change in the laws. Not that it can’t be done, but it takes more than just saying “It will be done right”. Eventually Trump is going to have to come out with a very serious legislative agenda if he wants to be taken seriously. Trump is a serious business man, no one doubts that. Trump can build things, no one doubts that. Government is a very different animal at the federal level. I am not saying that he doesn’t have a plan or know what he is doing, what I am saying is that he will have to convince voters he does.

With that said, Trump is correct about what he said previously about China, and what foreign leaders think about Obama and the Democratic Leadership. At the lower levels insiders talk among each other about these things. That kind of unofficial communication is not uncommon even in foreign policy. There are lots of things leaders say or are conveyed without using face to face or official channels.

Trump on Neil Cavuto talking how to get tough with OPEC and other matters.

Trump just won an NBC poll. The Apprentice is on NBC, so the poll is likely problematic. It is also problematic that NBC as a news organization, is not very impressive to put it mildly.

The House of Saud cannot survive without American protection. Of that there is really no question. We have troops there and the House of Saud with unlimited funds is not paying us for them? Granted we want them there for other reasons besides the protection of the current government, but they could give us something.

Trump is not at the top of my list for candidates, but this is why I want him in the debate. He will ask questions and bring up valuable points that no one else will. As Editor, I have said on the record that I am undecided and that I am waiting for candidates to make a case to try and win me over on the merits; that includes Donald.

We need a president who can make good deals and has a record of making good deals. Coming from Donald that has a certain appeal.

Speaking of making deals, here are The Donald’s political donations LINK. As you can see it is loaded with Democrats and some Republicans. This is going to hurt him and almost makes seeking the nomination a pipe dream. Trump could add to the debate like this, “This is what you have to do to have interstate business, if you don’t government will decide to start hurting you.  The only real solution to this is to take the power to give favors and take the power to engage in ‘pay to play’ away from politicians”.

On a side note. Donald’s daughter Ivanka could run for office and win. She has the smarts and tenacity of her father but without the baggage. I suspect that it is just a matter of time before she runs for something.

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