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Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton this week

Over the last two weeks, Trump has been behaving in a way that is contrary to the image the left is trying to put out there of him, while events surrounding Hillary Clinton are only working to confirm the image that Republicans are putting out there, and that most of the public has, of her: that of a liar and a corrupt career politician.

For the last two weeks, we have seen a bit of a pivot in Donald Trump. He has been, for the most part, refraining from saying things that are considered very stupid or controversial, he has given many speeches on teleprompter, staying on message and reaching out to different segments of the population. And this week, he had a real-life meeting with a foreign leader in which he did not completely make an idiot of himself, or embarrass America, or throw a tantrum, or do any of those things that the Democrats have been warning us about. While only time will tell whether or not this “new Trump” will actually make any progress with his poll numbers amongst minority communities (or in general), there is one thing that is a definite positive about how he has been over the last couple of weeks: he is going against the caricature that the Democrats are working so hard to paint him as.

The Trump that the Democrats are describing is racist, sexist, xenophobic, ignorant, and a loose cannon that would start a nuclear war with a foreign country simply for insulting him. Now, when you really stop and think about it, it’s a pretty far cry from Trump throwing a fit and insulting someone on Twitter to him starting a nuclear holocaust, so that argument is kind of ridiculous at it’s base, but Trump’s own words in the past have given the left plenty of ammunition to go after him on the other claims. So when, over the last two weeks, Trump has been actively reaching out to African-Americans and Latino-Americans, the left have not been very happy about it. We can see that in the things they are choosing to focus on: the locations he is choosing for his events (mostly white neighborhoods), or claiming he grouped all African-Americans together when speaking of poverty and crime and poor schools (I listened to those speeches and it seemed pretty clear he was talking about inner-city residents). But he has not said anything completely outlandish. He has been making good points about how African-Americans are not any better off than they were 8 years ago, or 15 years ago or even more, despite constantly voting Democrat and having complete Democratic leadership in most big cities for generations. Instead of Hillary Clinton responding by talking about all of the positive things she and other Democrats HAVE done for black communities (because she can’t think of any), she comes out in a full-fledged effort to cement the image of Trump as a racist. And they continue down the path of painting him as out-of-control, with one Clinton surrogate, David Plouffe, just last weekend actually calling him a psychopath and claiming he meets the clinical definition of one (not that he is a medical professional, or that Hillary’s pathological lying makes her any less psychotic). The problem is that over the last two weeks, Trump has seemed to leave his chaotic, off-message candidacy behind, and has been acting far more presidential and staying more on message.

Wednesday’s meeting with Mexican President Pena Nieto really put a damper on the Democrat’s vision of a Trump president. Trump accepted an invitation from the Mexican President to meet, accepted it in a timely manner, and took a bit of a risk in doing so, as there was no reason to believe that the reception from the President of Mexico to Donald Trump would be very warm and fuzzy. But he did it anyway. He met with Pena Nieto, did not capitulate or apologize to him on behalf of America (unlike a certain President we all know…), and held a press conference with him afterwards in which he not only behaved professionally and presidential, and refrained from saying anything embarrassing, but also even took a few questions at the end. For her part, Hillary Clinton heavily criticized Trump for this visit, which to me made her look a bit small, as though she was just angry that he beat her to it. And the only thing the Democrats really had to criticize him on, which Hillary quickly jumped on as an indicator the meeting was a “total failure”, was that Trump said they did not discuss paying for the wall, while the Mexican President claimed he told Trump that Mexico would not pay for it. Although a discrepancy, it could hardly make the entire visit a “complete failure”. Hillary Clinton would have done a better service to herself to not say anything about it at all, as all of her comments regarding the visit came across as grasping and petty.

It also has not looked very good that over the last two weeks, Trump has given numerous policy speeches, visited the flood-stricken state of Louisiana, and now has met with the President of our neighboring country, while Hillary is going on her 270+ days of not holding a real press conference, and has mostly spent the last two weeks hob-knobbing with rich celebrities while fundraising. As the political pundits like to say, the optics of all that are not very good.

I am not claiming that two weeks of good behavior from Trump are going to erase the last year of reasons that he has given people to dislike and distrust him. And only time will tell if this is too little, too late to save his campaign, or if he can continue on this improved trajectory all the way through until November. But there is one thing that is for sure: Over the last two weeks, Trump has been behaving in a way that is contrary to the image the left is trying to put out there of him, while events surrounding Hillary Clinton are only working to confirm the image that Republicans are putting out there, and that most of the public has, of her: that of a liar and a corrupt career politician.

Just this week it has come out that they have found amongst Hillary’s erased “private” emails about 30 emails that were related to Benghazi. While the State Department is claiming that they will need to look into whether or not these emails are duplicates of ones turned over, if they are not, that spells BIG trouble for Hillary. If they are not, then that means Hillary deleted at least 30 work-related emails after telling the American people AND testifying under oath that the only emails deleted were personal ones, and that ALL work-related emails had been turned over. It proves, yet again, that she is a liar. Last week, the big story was regarding the Clinton Foundation and inappropriate connections between the Foundation and Clinton’s time as Secretary of State, resulting in Democrats and Republicans alike calling for the Clintons to separate themselves from the Foundation as soon as possible. And it was very clear that the Clintons recognize the potential backlash over this issue because they released a statement saying that if Hillary should become President, the Foundation would stop accepting foreign donations. This news story cements the idea that Hillary is a corrupt career politician, using her time in public service to bring in millions and millions of dollars for herself and the Clinton Foundation.

And the polls are tightening. She is still in the lead nationally as well as in many key swing states, but some of her most impressive leads from a week or two ago are shrinking quickly. And it doesn’t look like it is going to get better anytime soon. Over the next month, we will find out if those Benghazi emails were duplicates. Over the next month, she needs to respond to written questions under oath from Judicial Watch about her emails. The FBI says it will release notes from their interview with her under a Freedom of Information Act Request. There are an additional 15,000 emails recovered by the State Department that are supposed to be released. And in the shadows lies Julian Assange and Wikileaks threatening to release more information that could be potentially damaging to her.

The point is, this race is far from over. In one of the most volatile and ever-changing elections in history, we as American citizens never know what the next day is going to bring. But one thing is for sure… it is going to be a long 10 weeks until election day.

President Obama Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Here’s the thing about me. I am not a politician. I am not a professional political pundit. I am not a political media journalist, or any of the other people in America who get paid to spend all day studying what’s going on in the political world, analyzing statistics and polls, and trying to predict what American voters are going to do in November. I AM the American voter. I am a wife, a mom, a Christian, and yes, a conservative. And quite frankly, I am tired of being lied to, and being insulted by our government, specifically the Obama administration.

This has been happening at record pace for the last 8 years. It has been happening since the whole “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” situation. That was untrue. It happened when the IRS scandal broke where it came out that the IRS was targeting Tea Party and Conservative groups. Initially, Obama came out and said he would investigate it. Shortly after, he started downplaying it and calling the whole controversy “overblown”. It happened with the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 12, 2012, where 4 Americans died and the administration blamed a You Tube video. I remember watching Susan Rice on the Sunday shows that very Sunday, practically yelling at the TV because I knew at that point that she was straight out lying to the American people (and because I am a little crazy like that). Over and over again, this administration has told us one thing, while our eyes, facts, evidence, and common sense have told us something else.

This week, the news has been the $400 million dollars that was paid to the Iranians on the very day they released 4 of our hostages. I know they say that was already the Iranians money. I know they say we agreed to pay it to them in the nuclear deal anyway. But that doesn’t mean that Iran didn’t use our hostages as a way to secure the return of that money by a specific date. They clearly did. An unmarked plane. Pallets full of cash, foreign bills. And one of the hostages, Christian Pastor Saeed Abedini, confirmed in an interview on Fox News that they were all set to take off on their plane out of Iran, but were made to wait for hours and were told they could not take off until the “other plane arrived”. But the White House, the administration, and Obama himself tell us “there is nothing to see here”. Come. On.

The administration tells us it was not a ransom payment when it clearly was. Hillary Clinton doubles down on her flat-out lie about what James Comey said about her statements to the public regarding her emails. They are not even trying to hide it or be sly about it anymore. They are just flat out lying, because they think the American people are too stupid to realize it ~ or care.

But this is not the saddest part to me. These people are politicians who only care about being in power. It’s not completely insane that they would have no problems lying to the public to keep that power. No, the saddest part to me is the complicit behavior of the main stream media, and the fact that so many Americans are, in fact, stupid enough to believe the lies. Or at the very least, willfully ignorant.

During an Obama press conference, he received ONE question about the Iran situation. The rest of the questions were about Donald Trump. If the news media’s job is to report the NEWS, they are failing miserably at it. The fact that Obama does not like Trump is not news. We already know this. We already know that he thinks he is “unfit” to be president. We already know he has endorsed Hillary Clinton. He has said so many times before, and they had an entire convention last week where they made if very clear they do not support the idea of a Trump presidency. All they did yesterday was ask Obama questions to try to get another one-liner that they could use in a headline or Tweet against Trump. No, Obama’s dislike for the presidential candidate from the rival political party was not news. News was the fact that our government paid $400 million dollars in ransom when it is against US policy to pay cash ransom for hostages. News was the fact that this payment was made to a regime that our government considers a State Sponsor of Terrorism, and that we just gave money to enable terrorism. News was the fact that this was all done on the hush-hush, without letting anyone in Congress know it was happening. THAT was the news, and other than a few sources, the majority of the media completely ignored it. Because they are far more interested in getting Hillary Clinton elected than they are in having any credibility with the American people.

And then there are the American people. People just believe these lies. They believe what Obama says, and there are even a small number of people who believe that Hillary Clinton is trustworthy (those people should really have their heads examined). How many lies do they have to be caught in before people start to ask questions? How many times do they have to point the finger at someone else before people start to say, “hmm, maybe it’s them?”.

The problem is that people do not care as long as the politician representing their side is in power and is winning. To me, there are two separate entities we are talking about in politics. One is the specific set of principles, ideals, values, and morals that I hold dear that make me identify as a Christian Conservative. The second are the politicians who run for office who claim to represent those same principles, ideals, values, and morals. And just because someone claims to represent those things for me, doesn’t mean that I will just blindly follow them to oblivion. If there is a politician who claims to be a conservative, but who is saying one thing while obviously doing something completely different, I will call them out on their B.S. But far too many Americans, liberals in particular, fail to do that. If they consider themselves liberal, they have to support the liberal candidate at all costs, no matter how blatant their lies, no matter how obvious their arrogance. They listen to the talking points and blindly repeat them. They speak in circles, bringing up all sorts of irrelevant matters to try to spin the conversation off of the topics at hand. And when all else fails, when they lose the actual argument based on facts and evidence and common sense, they call you a racist or a sexist or a bigot.

Because truth doesn’t seem to matter to far too many Americans. The only thing that matters is winning and power. For some, the only thing that matters is getting free stuff from the government. TRUTH is something they can take or leave, depending on which corner the lies are coming from. For Americans who DO care about truth, for those of us who care about knowing what is actually happening, who are tired of being insulted by a government who has nothing but contempt for the intelligence of it’s people, it is very painful to see the direction in which we are heading like an out of control freight train.

Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump

I do not consider myself a Trump supporter. I never have, and at this rate, I doubt I will. As a conservative American, I want nothing more than to be able to get behind the Republican candidate for president, especially in a year when the opponent is Hillary Clinton, the most corrupt and unethical person to ever run for president. Trump was not my first choice in the primary, nor my 10th choice to be honest. I’ve always had a problem with his remarks and behavior towards the women who cross him. I’ve had a problem with the fact that he does not espouse most of my actual conservative principles. I’ve had a problem with his language towards military veterans, his claims that Bush “lied” to get is unto Iraq, his lack of interest in constitutional principles, and his inability to clearly define so many of his policy positions, and how he will achieve them.

Now that he is the official candidate for the Republican party, my main frustration with him is his inability to stay on message and refrain from saying things and doing things that give the media so much ammunition to go against him. It is not lost on me that most of the media is completely in Hillary’s pocket. They are so obvious about it, they are not even trying to hide it anymore. Clearly CNN is far less concerned about their credibility as a news organization as they are about helping get Hillary elected as president. Hillary Clinton, in truth, is the worst candidate the Democrats have ever had. She herself has no credibility with the American people. Her entire public life has been rocked with scandal and corruption. She is constantly blaming everyone else and continuously being caught blatantly lying to the American people (and even to congress on certain occasions). Over the last few months, in particular, she has given the Republicans so much to talk about against her, that this truly is the Republicans’ election to lose. And yet there is a very good chance they will.

This week alone, Donald Trump should be talking about Hillary’s disastrous interview with Chris Wallace last Sunday. During this interview, Clinton stated that James Comey said she was being truthful in her answers in regards to her unsecured email server. This statement earned her 4 Pinnochio’s from the Washington Post. It was a flat out lie. When a candidate has a major problem with trustworthiness from the American people, delivering a flat out untrue statement in an interview is probably not the best thing to do. In the same interview, she doubled-down on calling the parents of Benghazi victims liars. She also stated that there was no connection between her work at the state department and the money made by the Clinton Foundation during that particular time. Considering that she has such a low trustworthiness rating, and considering one of her statements in the interview was deemed a lie, Trump could have been spending the last 3 days talking about the fact that Americans just cannot trust anything she says. He could have pointed out that she is the one always caught in lies, not the Benghazi family members. And he could have thrown out there the idea that if she lies about so many things, how could anyone believe she is telling the truth in regards to the Clinton Foundation?

It also came out last week that our economy grew by a dismal 1.2% in the second quarter. All elections are heavily about the economy. It is always the most important thing in voters minds. Hillary Clinton just finished a convention in which she worked to tie herself very closely with Obama’s administration. Trump should be talking about this non-stop. He should be pointing out the fact that Hillary will just be a third Obama term, and that if people do not feel satisfied with their economic situation now, they should not vote for her.

These are just two topics that Trump could be harping on this week that are terrible for Hillary. But he’s not. Instead, he decided to engage in a personal conflict with a gold star family. Instead, he decided to criticize fire marshals. Instead, he decided to kick a baby out of his rally. Instead, he decided to accept a gift of a Purple Heart medal by stating that he always wanted one and this was an easier way to get one. Instead, he decided to continue his personal vendetta against Paul Ryan and John McCain, both of whom have endorsed him, by stating that he was not supporting either in their primary. Again, I am well aware of the fact that the media are all out to get Trump, and completely in the pocket of the DNC and Clinton. But why is Trump GIVING them so much to talk about? And while CNN and MSNBC will clearly choose to only go after Trump, there are so many other media outlets for him to get his message across that if he would just stick to the point, his message would assuredly get out there, and I believe would resonate, with the American people.

I am not a politician, a professional political pundit, working for a campaign, or a member of the main stream media. I am just an average American, raising my kids, trying to do the best for my family, and paying attention to what is going on in the world so that I can make an informed decision in November. And as someone who is paying attention, I will say this: Donald Trump has said a lot of really stupid stuff, but what Hillary Clinton has actually DONE while in positions of leadership is far more frightening. Her decision to have a private server in her home that most likely resulted in American national security being compromised is far more concerning to me than some snide comment by Trump saying that he “hopes” the Russians are able to find her emails. This would never be an issue if she hadn’t compromised national security in the first place. I do not approve of Trump choosing to have a personal fight with a gold star military family, but that is far less concerning to me considering it was not in any way Trump’s policies that resulted in the death of Captain Khan. It WAS Hillary Clinton’s policies and incompetency as Secretary of State that led to the Embassy in Benghazi not having adequate security, resulting in the deaths of four Americans. It WAS Hillary Clinton who proceeded to lie to the American people, and the family members of the victims, about the event being the result of a video protest instead of a terrorist attack. And today, while CNN is continuing to send out Tweets about Trump kicking a baby out of his rally, I am far more concerned with the idea of this administration having paid $400 million dollars to Iran in what appears to be ransom for our prisoners, something that is against US policy, and for a very good reason. I am far more concerned about ISIS terror attacks happening in my hometown. I am far more concerned about the ongoing war against our police officers. I am far more concerned with my family’s ability to pay our bills and provide a good financial future for our children.

The main stream media is a joke. I will not argue against that. And for as many problems and frustrations that I do have with Donald Trump, his behavior, the things he says, and my concerns about having him as our President, there is no comparison to the criminality, corruption, and pathological behavior that Hillary Clinton has actually demonstrated in her time in office. Trump NEEDS to get his act together if he wants to beat her in November. He NEEDS to focus on her problems, focus on having his policy positions be clear in time for the debates, and refrain from these distractions that everyone is throwing at him. Unfortunately, I am truly losing my faith in his ability, or desire, to do so. He has a lot to prove over the next 3 months, and I only hope it is not already too late.

Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump

I read the most absurd opinion piece yesterday, written by Peggy Drexler and published by CNN (of course), entitled “The Surprising Secret to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Marriage“. It was quite possibly one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read, and that is truly saying something. The point and purpose of the article was to outline how the Clinton’s marriage is the ideal modern role model for marriage, and how people can look at how they have walked through many challenges and difficult times and yet stayed together as proof that if she can keep her marriage together, then should she win the presidency the country is in capable hands.

I was literally dumbfounded as I read this. When Hillary Clinton announced she was running for president in the 2016 election cycle, the strength and example of her marriage was not something that I, nor any sane person in America, would ever have assumed would have been one of her selling points. Americans know that Bill Clinton is a chronic womanizer and has had numerous affairs on his wife. They know that women have accused him of sexual assault and even rape. And many assume that the only reason Hillary stayed with him was for her own political gain (Drexler calls people who have made that assumption “cynical”. The word “realistic” also works.) In fact, it was kind of taken as a give-in that anyone supporting Hillary for president would just kind of overlook her marriage, or not focus on it, or state that it is not a deal-breaker in their support for her. All of those are actually fine arguments to make. No one in their right mind would have thought that you would have people actually coming out with articles talking about what a wonderful marriage they have, built on love and mutual respect. For most Americans, a spouse who has committed infidelities throughout a couple’s marriage is not exemplary of what marriage should be. Having a husband who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault is not just the normal everyday challenges that most couples face. She uses the term “modern” marriage, as if that makes it any more acceptable. No, Ms. Drexler, this is not and should not be exemplary of any marriage in America, now or ever.

However, this article just further proves something that I have been saying about our society for a long time: Americans have a bad habit of forming our opinions of situations based on the people involved, and not on the actions or facts. We have a bad habit of defending the indefensible when the person committing the act is an ally, and condemning the actions when the person committing them is an adversary. The fact that so many women in America who claim to be feminists, claim to fight against “rape culture“, claim to be for women’s rights, can support and be excited about Hillary being the first woman president, and also have a positive view of Bill Clinton, is a shining example of this problem.

For the last 8 years, this has been my biggest problem with Obama’s supporters. No matter what he said, what he did, what situations in our nation or in our world came to, his proponents defended him, with only a few exceptions. His supporters have defended his unconstitutional executive orders, even though the courts have struck them down. They have defended his politicizing of our country’s tragedies, while simultaneously condemning conservatives who speak about political issues too close to a tragedy. They have defended his foreign policy, even through the rise and spread of ISIS, and the disasters that are Iraq, Iran, Libya, and Syria. They defended him when it took 5 entire days to order the flags in the country down to half staff after the military murders in Chattanooga, but was able to light up the white house in rainbow colors the night of the Supreme Court Gay Marriage ruling. There are even people who are still defending his “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” promise that was a complete and utter lie.

In the 2016 election cycle, this mentality has now spilled over to both sides of the aisle. This weekend Hillary Clinton was on Chris Wallace’s Sunday show and flat out said, and I quote, “Director Comey said my answers were truthful” when referring to what she told the American people about sending classified information over her unsecured email server. No, no he didn’t. In fact, he blatantly said just the opposite. But as I sit and listen to her flat out lie, once again, directly to the American people, I ask myself, “how can she get away with it?”.

The answer is this: Tomorrow, when some of the media are critical of her on her lies, she will have her people go out and spin it, and her ardent followers will believe the spin and continue to defend and justify what she said. The TRUTH is that she told a flat out lie. James Comey said the direct opposite of what she claimed. But it doesn’t matter. Her people will defend all her lies, while calling out any time Trump lies, because she is their candidate and he is not.

The strongest Trump supporters do the exact same thing. In the Michelle Fields incident, when Fields accused then-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of grabbing her roughly by the arm and pulling her away from Trump, Trump’s campaign came out and said the incident never happened, that Fields was lying and that Lewandowski never touched her. Then a video emerged showing Lewandowski grabbing Michelle Fields by the arm and pulling her away from Trump. The Trump supporters proceeded to say that Fields exaggerated the incident, that he didn’t grab her that hard and that it was hardly a situation worth filing a police report over. Ok, maybe… but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the Trump campaign flat out LIED about the incident to begin with. If you would have told most of Trump’s supporters two years ago that there was a candidate running for president in 2016 that said that George W. Bush lied to get us into Iraq, those people would have assumed it was the Democratic candidate saying that, and probably would have ridiculed that person for “blaming Bush for everything”. If you would have told most of Donald Trump’s supporters two years ago that someone running for president would have said that John McCain was not a war hero because he was captured, those people would have been infuriated. But throughout the primary, when Trump said one ridiculous thing after another, his supporters not only stuck with him, but actually defended the ridiculous things he was saying.

So many Americans are unhappy with our two choices of candidates in this election, but the truth is that it is our fault that we have come down to these two people. Americans need to stop making excuses for terrible behavior just because the person committing the act is someone we like, while simultaneously condemning the person we don’t like for their bad actions. We need to make judgments and stand up for a set standard of morals, values, and principles, and call out everyone equally for doing things that are offensive to those standards. I can respect someone who says honestly that Trump’s actions in the Michelle Fields case were out of line, that acknowledge that his campaign clearly lied, but who says that based on Trump’s policy positions, and their fear of a Hillary Clinton presidency, they will choose to support him anyway and not make that a deal breaker. I can respect someone who acknowledges Hillary Clinton is a liar and is corrupt but says they will vote for her anyway because her policies are more closely aligned with theirs. I may disagree, but I can respect that. After all, realistically, one of these two is going to be president, so our options are extremely limited. What I cannot respect, what I cannot understand, are how so many Americans can defend the bad actions of these two candidates because they are choosing to support them. No candidate is perfect, and you are not going to agree with everything a candidate says or approve of everything a candidate does. This is true. However, it seems that in today’s society, we are moving further and further away from acknowledging and calling out the candidates, even our own, for bad behavior, and moving to a point where we are defending ridiculous and sometimes even criminal behavior, just for the sake of politics.

The fact that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the two candidates we ended up with in this election cycle is a direct result of this behavior on the part of the American people. We pick a side, and defend that side at all costs, including the cost of our own values, principles, and integrity. As long as Americans engage in this practice, as long as we allow double standards to take place, as long as we have political pundits putting out spin for their candidates that Americans blindly repeat, we will continue to have terrible politicians representing us.

Elizabeth Warren

There are things that Donald Trump has said about women that trouble me. I was not a fan of his ongoing attacks on Megyn Kelly because he did not like a question he asked her during a debate (a question I believed to be relevant). I was not a fan of the way his campaign lied about the Michelle Fields incident. I was not a fan of the numerous degrading comments he has made against women throughout the campaign and throughout his adult life.

But you know what else I am not a fan of? I am not a fan of a woman degrading and discrediting women who accuse her husband of rape or other sexual misconduct for the sake of retaining power. I am not a fan of a woman who accepts money from foreign countries who treat women as second class citizens. I am not a fan of a woman who believes that it is perfectly fine to kill an innocent baby up until and possibly even during childbirth. I am not a fan of a woman who claims to be for women but who pays her female staffers less than her male staffers. But for some reason, Senator Elizabeth Warren seems to have a big problem with Donald Trump and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, but she believes that the person who has committed all of these other atrocities against women is qualified to be president of the United States.

Senator Warren came out today with a “Twitter Rant” in which she goes after Donald Trump and his newly announced Vice Presidential Candidate, Governor Mike Pence. Among other things she wrote:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has also come out and called Mike Pence “extreme” and “dangerous”.

And what is it that Mike Pence has done that makes him such an “extreme and dangerous sexist”? He is a Pro-Life Christian who has tried to defund Planned Parenthood in his state.

According to Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and many in the feminist movement, being pro-life is extreme, dangerous, and anti-women. According to them, believing that no taxpayer dollars should go to fund abortions is extreme, dangerous, and anti-women. Believing that there should be the same standards of care in abortion clinics as other medical facilities is extreme, dangerous, and anti-women. Putting any restrictions whatsoever on abortions, is extreme, dangerous, and anti-women. The problem is, they are not exactly in line with the thinking of the American people on this issue.

According to Gallup, 46% of Americans consider themselves Pro-Life, and 47% consider themselves Pro-Choice. That means the American people are essentially divided in half on the the issue of abortion. But when you break down those numbers, it gets even more interesting. When asked about the circumstances in which abortions should be legal, only 29% believe that abortion should be legal in all and any circumstances. 50% said abortion should be legal only under certain circumstances, and 19% said abortion should never be legal. That means that essentially, only 29% of people agree with Clinton and Warren about when abortions should be legal. Delving even further, when asked about when during a pregnancy abortions should be legal, only 14% of people believe abortion should be legal during the third trimester of pregnancy. 14 PERCENT. So before Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton start calling Mike Pence “extreme”, maybe they should consider the fact that their own opinions on abortion are, in fact, much more extreme than that of Gov. Pence. While 47% of Americans consider themselves Pro-Life, only 14% buy into the entire “abortion on demand at any time for any reason” argument that Hillary has. Doesn’t that make HER the extreme one on this issue? Or at the very least, if you want to argue that making all abortion illegal is an “extreme” view, as only 19% agree with it, she still is not in any position to attack him on that issue, as she is JUST AS extreme.

As an average, every day American, I have a lot of problems with both candidates running for president, as well as most politicians serving for office. I think it is safe to say that most Americans are feeling that way. But personally, one thing I am tired of coming from the left is being called “extreme”. Because when Elizabeth Warren steps out and says that, essentially, anyone who believes abortion in America should be restricted in any way, or not be paid for by taxpayer dollars through Planned Parenthood, is extreme, she is not just talking about Mike Pence- she is also talking about me. I am pro-life. I believe that if any abortions should be legal, it should definitely be only in certain circumstances and only allowed in the first trimester of pregnancy. And there are many, many Americans, and many WOMEN, who share in that opinion. Liberals make it sound as though being anti-abortion is a position only held by the fringe religious elements of society, but the polls do not support that claim. This is an issue, like many others in our nation, that the country is divided on pretty much in half.

It is not surprising for politicians to go after their rivals, and in the age of Twitter and other social media, they have a platform unlike ever before to do so. Many who support Clinton and Warren are, of course, singing her praises after this rant, but Warren did not just insult Trump and Pence in her rant today- she insulted every person in America who considers themselves pro-life.  Aside from the fact that Gov. Pence’s position on abortion is not, in fact, and extreme one, it raises all sorts of questions about Sen. Warren herself. So for Sen. Warren, as long as women have the right to kill their baby up until birth, shaming rape victims is not a problem. Accepting money from governments who abide by Sharia law, which is not kind to women, is not a problem. She is perfectly fine with that as long as women can still kill their babies. Of course, coming from a woman who lied about her ancestry to get a job, and who was paid a nearly $430,000 annual salary at Harvard while promoting herself as the champion of college students in debt, it should not be surprising that today, she put her hypocrisy on full display for the world to see.

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I'm Just an American
I'm Just An American - The Slippery Slope of Erasing History
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This episode we talk about how the slippery slope has led us straight into tearing down all our history and has driven us to an impasse on so many different issues.