Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Making America Great Again

The U.S. economy grew at a strong rate of 4.1% in the second quarter of the year.  That's the strongest economic growth in four years and one of the best quarters in the past decade.  Gee, I wonder what changed?

Barack Obama's policies helped produce one of the worst economic records in American history.  He is the only president since World War II to never experience a single full year of 3% economic growth

Under Obama, economic growth peaked at 2.6% and averaged around 2% per year.  And we were told over and over again that this was the new normal, that a roaring economy was a thing of the past. 

Yet Trump came into office and did the exact opposite of what Obama did. 

Obama raised taxes.  Trump and the Republican Congress cut them. 

Obama imposed massive regulations on businesses and the economy.  Trump has been rolling back red tape at a record level

Obama gave us eight years of bigger and bigger government (Obamacare) and more and more pessimism.  He apologized for America and attacked small business owners, telling them, "You didn't build that." 

Trump came into office promising to make America great again.  And just as he has done on so many other issues, Donald Trump is delivering on that promise.

Social Media Bias
Conservative leaders have been warning for some time that the social media giants are biased against their right-leaning users.  Twitter seems to be the latest offender. 
Several leading Republicans, including RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and outspoken conservatives like Rep. Mark Meadows, have accused the social media platform of "shadow banning" them.  In other words, if you see them on TV or read an article about them and try to search for them, Twitter is deliberately making it hard to find them.
Of course, the liberal media initially mocked conservatives for complaining about it.  But this week, the left-wing outlet Vice News confirmed the censorship was real. 
President Trump publicly attacked Twitter yesterday -- of course, in a tweet.  He wrote:
"Twitter 'SHADOW BANNING' prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once!  Many complaints."
Guess what?  Overnight, Twitter discovered that an algorithm meant to promote "healthy conversation" by targeting "bad-faith actors" was causing the problem, and it should be resolved soon. 
It is strange how only conservatives were affected by a supposedly neutral algorithm.
Even if it is a random program, someone had to program it.  I suspect that just like so much of Silicon Valley, many Twitter techies are intolerant lefties straight out of our left-wing colleges who don't think conservatives are capable of contributing to "healthy conversations."
By the way, you can follow me on Twitter @GaryLBauer.
A New Right?

Check out this Associated Press headline:  "Wisconsin Ordered to Pay for Gender Reassignment Surgeries."

That's your tax dollars we're talking about.

Guess who "ordered" it?  An Obama-appointed federal judge who apparently thinks there is a constitutional right to sex change surgeries.

My friends, this is why we need more conservative judges!

The Senate must confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Left-wing Extremism

A recent Gallup poll found that immigration was the number one issue on the minds of voters.  And with good reason.  The left is all in on its radical open borders agenda.

So much so that progressive cities are now allowing illegal immigrants to vote.  Talk about "foreign influence" in our elections!

Voters overwhelmingly reject this extreme idea, just like they reject progressive demands to abolish ICE.

But elections have consequences.  And those consequences can be extreme.  Just consider these two headlines from left-wing "sanctuary" Montgomery County, Maryland:

"Montgomery Co. Approves $370,000 In Aid For Residents Facing Deportation"

"Gang-Related Crime Up 67 Percent In Montgomery County From Last Year"