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The timing of impeachment plus President Trump & Cuba & more stories

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Impeachment and the issues that matter to people…..the timing of impeachment and primary challenges…..IG Report coming soon..President Trump and Cuba……Babe Ruth # 60 in 1927….Roberto Clemente 3000 hits in 1972……….and other stories…………click to listen:

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September 30, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Monday’s video: It’s time to defend President Trump!

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September 30, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Making life difficult for the Castro regime

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Back on December 2014, my late father was sick and in the hospital.  We watched President Obama announce that he was reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba.  My father said something like, “This man does not understand communists.”

The story being pushed back then in the international media was that Raul Castro was a “reformist,” the Cuban version of Mikhail Gorbachev.   In other words, we were told that Raul wanted to change and turn Cuba around.   

It did not long for people to realize that Raul Castro’s definition of reform was to fill Cuba with U.S. tourists spending their dollars for the benefit of the regime.

How much respect and grattitude did Raul Castro show for President Obama?  He did not greet him at the airport when Air Force One landed in Cuba.  I guess that Raul must have been watching a baseball game that afternoon.

Then came President Trump into the picture, pushing back many of President Obama’s policies.   The net result is that the Castro regime is feeling the pain, as Dr. Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat writes:   

Today, the Cuban Communist regime, now bereft of its Pharaonic founder and maximum leader, is beset by economic sanctions that have affected its main sources of income and by growing internal unrest, which shows no sign of abating. 

Cruise tourism from the U.S. to the island has ended, and many whose properties were unlawfully confiscated by the regime are now able to sue third-party exploiters of these properties in U.S. courts.

Raúl Castro and his brood have been designated as gross violators of human rights and sanctioned by the U.S. government as legislatures in at least three Latin American countries are today considering the unprecedented possibility of prosecuting the Castro regime for its crimes against humanity. 

We can not tell you when the Castro regime will collapse.  We can tell you that President Trump’s realistic approach has made that day a lot closer.

Unlike President Obama, President Trump is treating the Cuban government like a violator of human rights and the author of an economic disaster.

Thank you, President Trump.

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September 30, 2019 at 4:19 am

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda…….The week of impeachment but will we ever see a vote? Are the Democrats afraid of left wing primary challenges?……..The Ukraine phone call…….The 2020 Democrat and polls……..The Kennedy-Nixon debates 1960…….and other stories……click to listen:

Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 09/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

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September 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Sunday’s video: Impeachment is all about Democrats getting a primary challenge!

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September 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm

It’s not Republicans Democrats are afraid of; it’s other Democrats!

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We learned this past week that Speaker Pelosi and most Democrats were so outraged about President Trump’s Ukraine phone call that they decided to start impeachment — more inquiry, that is!  We are still waiting for a House vote and may never get that.

So what is this fury for impeachment all about?  Is it really about the Ukraine phone call, or is it about something else?  Is someone trying to take out former V.P. Biden by targeting President Trump?

My guess is that there is another reason.  Let’s call it “Joe Crowley Syndrome” since everybody is calling everything a syndrome these days.

As Dick Morris explained, the House Democrats are not afraid of a Republican backlash in 2020.  Instead, they are scared to death of a leftist backlash:

Their actions are not the considered opinions of responsible lawmakers. 

They are the desperate attempts of incumbent congressmen to avoid losing primary battles against pro-impeachment insurgents.

The ghost of Joe Crowley, defeated for re-election by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, prowls the Democratic House cloakrooms and haunts its members. 

They are pushing impeachment — on whatever grounds they can find — to avoid and win primary fights.

It makes sense to me.  The new rallying cry is “don’t Crowley me,” a reference to the shocking primary loss of 2018.

The “Crowley” syndrome may also explain the timing of all of this.  In other words, most primaries will be next spring.  This is the time to discourage challengers by demonstrating that you hate Trump as much as they do.

We will never see an up-or-down vote on impeachment, or not in the near future.  My guess is that congressmen will hear from their constituents over the next few weeks that there’s no appetite for impeachment.

Again, Democrats like Representative Nadler are not afraid of losing to a GOP challenger in 2020. They are scared to death of the next AOC walking around their districts.

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September 29, 2019 at 6:24 am

Will this go down as ‘the mother of all traps’?

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Let’s hope that President Trump starts tweeting and calling on Democrats to start the impeachment process.  It all starts with a floor vote, and no such thing is in the horizon.

The Democrats jumped the gun a bit here.  Speaker Pelosi should have have waited for the evidence.  Instead, she fell for the news story that turned out to misrepresent the phone call, as Marc Thiessen wrote:   

Keep in mind, when this story broke, The Washington Postreported “two former U.S. officials” said “Trump’s interaction with the foreign leader included a ‘promise’ that was regarded as so troubling that it prompted an official in the U.S. intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint.”    

Well, it turns out Trump makes no “promise” anywhere in the transcript. He makes no threats, either. Indeed, it was Zelensky who raised the issue of investigating corruption, not Trump. “We wanted to drain the swamp here in our country … You are a great teacher for us and in that,” he told the president.

To be honest, I’d have preferred that President Trump had not brought up the Biden issue.  At the same time, he did not violate the law or demand anything, as so many “sources close to the investigation” reported in the media.

So where do we go from here?

President Trump should call on Democrats to begin the impeachment process, including an up-and-down vote.

Second, the Trump team should disclose the Obama-Biden chapter in recent Ukraine history.  They can start by sharing John Solomon’s post.   

It won’t be pretty, but President Trump will win this one.

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September 28, 2019 at 4:58 am