Is the GOP really, truly incompetent, or there something much more sinister and corrupt about its consistent failure to shrink government and its tyranny (or is it both)? Read: The empty majority
This Wall Street Journal article recommends that Mitch McConnell, the despicable Senate Majority Leader, dispense with the Senate "Filibuster Law" in order to save the republic: The Filibuster Is Not a Suicide Pact
The Republicans control everything and yet they control nothing; and yet they DO nothing.
What: Demand that Burr, Tillis and Hudson (or your rep if you're not in the 8th NC District)* immediately become visibly active in the fight against the daily, relentless, unfounded attempts to neutralize the Trump Administration* via death by 1000 cuts.
Why: The Democrats (incl. the media) and the Establishment Republicans are attempting to destroy the President and his "drain the Swamp" agenda. You decide whether your Congressional politicians are part of the GOP Establishment, but the 8th District's (Burr, Tillis, Hudson) are certainly not helping the President with the good and vital parts of his agenda such as slaying Obamacare and funding the wall.**
Why is it important: The Establishment (both parties) is unified in its mission to protect its power (i.e., the "DC Swamp"). Some are shouting in our faces while others work more passively. However, like a stack of wood, the mutual support network will collapse if it looses some blocks. We can't impact the Democrats, but we have three squishy Republicans who do depend on our votes. Force just a few of these swamp rats to pull out of the "Get Trump" network and the strain on the remaining blocks will collapse the effort.
How: Convince your elected Establishmentarians (Burr, Tillis and Hudson) that whether or not the Swamp drowns the President, you will make them pay for being part of if. Call 2-3 times each week to demand to know what your Senators and Representatives are doing to actively fight back against the smear-and-obfuscation campaign under way against the President. They are using Alinsky's Rules #8 and #11.
What to say and how to say it: Be yourself and speak your own thoughts. It's good to have a list of points that are important to you. Be candid. Don't say anything you don't mean. Don't attack the person on the phone. Address behavior, not motivation (after all, you're not psychic). Be direct and straight to your point. Passion is great but be civil; don't curse or insult. The person answering the phone doesn't make policy (even if s/he does try to argue with you). Just ask your questions (if you have any) and state the action you want the politician to take. A few examples:
Wilmington: (910) 251-1058 or (888) 848-1833
Winston-Salem: (336) 631-5125 or (800) 685-8916
Washington DC: (202) 224-3154
Raleigh: (919) 856-4630
High Point: (336) 885-0685
Washington DC: (202) 224-6342
Rockingham: (910) 997-2070
Concord: (704) 786-1612
Washington DC: (202) 225-3715
*click HERE to find your representative
**Anyone who regularly visits the MTC Website or attends meetings knows that we are not "fanboys" of the President. As constitutionalists and conservatarians, we oppose policies such as protectionism (anti-free market) and the titan "infrastructure" spending scheme (centralized, national debt-growing spending). We do not blindly follow or advocate for any politician.
The most logical response to this asinine, pandering policy is in the comments section of the story:
Question for Mayor Emmanuel - should a local government be allowed to pass additional protections for conservatives, hetero individuals or Christians? (Think Portland bakers...). If not, why not? Shouldn't we all have the same rights? If not, why not?
There are some truths about this transsexual/transgender issue:
Overall: Excellent. It was engaging/entertaining, informative and of full-budget production quality
Plot: The movie is divided into two themes. The first exposes and documents the actual record of racism in the Democratic Party. The second makes a compelling case for the corruption of the Clintons on a global scale.
The Bad: There is little to criticize. Out of almost two hours of rapid-fire data and assertions, there were only two points that I thought were a bit weak, but neither were false nor out of context.