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Is the New York Times Guilty of Attempted Murder?

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By Wayne Allyn Root

The New York Times recently published the home address of Police Officer Darren Wilson and his pregnant police officer wife. Once they were publicly ridiculed for this reckless action, the paper took down the story, but inexplicably left up the name of Darren Wilson’s street address.

Is the New York Times trying to incite murder? How could any respectable journalist publish the address of a police officer, knowing there are thousands of violent criminals who’d like to kill him? Why would a newspaper purposely make Officer Wilson a “marked man?” If someone kills Officer Wilson or his pregnant police officer wife…or mistakenly kills an entire family living in the home next door…isn’t the New York Times liable? Isn’t this a billion dollar lawsuit? Have liberals lost their minds (and their judgement)?

This time they’ve gone too far. And it’s time to teach our friends at the New York Times a lesson- because this type of reckless, dangerous behavior by the media cannot go unpunished. I think I have the answer. A three-pronged attack is necessary to insure this never happens again.

First, Officer Wilson and his new wife should announce a billion dollar lawsuit against the New York Times. That will send a strong message. Don’t wait for someone to get killed. That’s murder. But in this case, the New York Times is inciting attempted murder. They need to be punished now- before something very bad happens. Let all of the liberal media be put on notice. If you play with fire, you will get burned. Hit ‘em where it hurts- in the wallet. If all goes well in court, Police Officer Wilson could wind up owing the “old grey lady.”

Second, we need laws in the states of New York and Missouri to prevent this terrible situation from every happening again. In California it is a crime for anyone (media or otherwise) to publicly print the home address of a police officer. http://www.boe.ca.gov/proptaxes/pdf/lta10050.pdf. But it’s not a crime in New York or Missouri- yet. This has to change, before someone gets killed. If this horrible breach of ethics occurred on California soil, the two New York Times reporters, their editor and publisher would be “perp walked” out of the newspaper building in handcuffs. That should be happening right now in New York.

Third, isn’t what’s good for the goose, good for the gander? Isn’t turnaround fair play? Suppose a team of angry police detectives decides to do a little research and they print the home address of the Times reporters and entire executive team of the New York Times. What would the New York Times think about that? Some would say it’s “fair play” for the hunters to become the hunted.

Maybe it would do the staff of the New York Times some good to feel the same pain and fear as Police Officer Darren Wilson and his pregnant wife. Remember a grand jury of his peers looked at all the evidence (for many months) and decided Officer Wilson was an innocent man, acting in self-defense. They were given four charges to contemplate.

The grand jury could have chosen any of them- including the lowest level of criminal charges. This jury of Ferguson citizens (three of them African American) knew if they chose no charges they could wind up starting a riot that would burn down their own town. They knew they themselves could become marked men and women. Yet they still chose no charges. It was that clear to them that Officer Wilson was an innocent man. 100% innocent. They couldn’t live with themselves if they charged an innocent man with murder, in order to satisfy the lynch mob waiting outside the courthouse.

et into this fray dropped the New York Times. Has the New York Times become judge, jury and executioner? Is it the media’s role to incite mob violence?

“The old grey lady” has stepped over a line. Either the people running the New York Times are reckless…mentally unstable…or liberals have decided it’s “fair” to incite lynch mobs to maim, murder or burn down the home of innocent police officers involved in race-based shootings.

Either way, the New York Times obviously needs a change of ownership. Officer Darren Wilson is now retired and looking for a new career. My hope is that we are still a nation of laws, not of mob violence. If so, I’m rooting for a court of law to make Darren Wilson the new owner/publisher of the New York Times.

Oh and Darren…if you’re looking for a Executive Editor…you know where to find me.

Lessons From Ferguson–From a Middle Class White Guy

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By Wayne Allyn Root

What do I know? I’m just a middle class white guy. I was raised to respect property…respect police… never say “F—the police”…never desecrate the American flag…never burn down stores in my own neighborhood… love my country…believe in the “American Dream”…study hard, get straight A’s, work hard and good things will happen. And funny enough, my life has worked out pretty well.

Maybe there’s a lesson there for the Ferguson protestors.

I’ve watched the proceedings in Ferguson from August until the verdict was read on Monday night. I watched on Monday night as the Ferguson crowd rioted…set a police car on fire…set buildings on fire…fired shots at police…threw bottles and stones at police…and attacked small businesses.

And to me- the lessons of Ferguson are crystal clear.

First, if the verdict had gone the other way (against the police officer) and angered law-and-order conservatives like me, conservatives wouldn’t have rioted, or thrown bottles, or burned our neighborhoods down. We don’t do things like that. We have too much respect for law and order and property rights. We also own homes and businesses, so we have too much to lose. Maybe the people protesting and rioting should learn a lesson here. Liberals and media elites will say “people riot and loot because they have nothing.” I believe the opposite is true- people have nothing, because they riot and loot. It’s their attitude that causes them to have nothing in life.

Secondly, it’s not smart to burn down your own community. The rest of the world stops feeling sorry for you and just wants to avoid you. The stores you’re burning or looting are often owned by blacks, or other minority small business owners. They will be forced to leave and never come back. The rest of the world won’t dare replace them- who’d want to invest in a neighborhood where people burn, destroy or rob their own community businesses.

Third, I was taught by my father that when a cop stops you or asks you a question, hand over your ID and say “Yes sir” or “No sir.” Respond politely, with respect. That could be why no policeman has ever hurt me, shot me, or killed me…or anyone I’ve ever known. If you choose to curse, or shove, or punch, or struggle with a man with a badge and gun, there is a strong likelihood you’re going to wind up injured or dead. So instead of complaining about racism…or protesting…or rioting…how about saying “Yes sir” or “No sir.” Then you won’t have anything to protest or riot about.

Fourth, open your eyes and mind to the truth, not liberal media propaganda. Millions of people are surprised, saddened and shocked by the Ferguson grand jury’s verdict. Really? Why? My educated guess about the case…within days of the incident…published here at Blaze…from simply taking the time to look at the facts in multiple media…left me convinced the officer had probable cause to stop Michael Brown…probably knew (or quickly figured out) that Brown was the suspect in the strong-armed robbery of a convenience store nearby… struggled in the car with Brown, where a gun went off…ran from the officer…then Brown decided to turn around and charge the officer…who clearly felt his life was in danger and responded in self defense. Those were my educated guesses from the first days after the shooting. http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/i-stand-with-police-officer-darren-wilson-2/

The prosecutor (and jury verdict) just declared all of my original gut instincts to be fact. How did I know all of that, back in August? I educated myself. I read. I listened. I watched. I wasn’t biased. It was all right there for anyone to see…back then. I predicted the police officer would never be indicted…back then. This is not brain surgery. You only have to have common sense…think for yourself…and ignore rabble-rousers trying to stir up trouble and profit from crisis and racial strife…like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the Black Panthers.

The truth isn’t black or white. It isn’t conservative or liberal. It’s based on evidence and fact. It was clear to me the police officer was justified from the first days after the shooting.

The last lesson is the most important. The Ferguson verdict is nothing but a WMD- Weapon of Mass Distraction. It pales in comparison to really important developments like Obama violating the Constitution and breaking the rule of law by ignoring Congress, checks and balances, and the will of the people to issue amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants (ie criminals); the words of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber indicating deception, misrepresentation and fraud were used to sell Obamacare; and plans for 3,415 new federal regulations are being publicly announced on Thanksgiving eve when no one is paying attention. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/24/white-house-quietly-releases-plans-for-3415-regulations-ahead-thanksgiving/?intcmp=latestnews

Michael Brown’s death is a tragedy for the Brown family. But it has very little effect on the daily life of the rest of us. But 3000 new federal regulations will damage business, kill jobs and dramatically raise consumers’ costs and energy bills…thereby driving the economy off a cliff. That’s the real tragedy.

The big lesson of Ferguson is…use common sense and keep your eyes on the things that really matter in your life- like your job, or your health insurance. Oh and don’t charge at an armed policeman. But hey, I guess I’m just a middle class white guy. What do I know?

GOP LANDSLIDE: REVENGE OF THE MIDDLE CLASS

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By Wayne Allyn Root

 

I was the first political commentator in the country to predict a GOP landslide in Tuesday’s election. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/09/happy-anniversary-obamacare-youre-gift-that-keeps-on-giving I described the predicted GOP landslide as “massive and historic.” http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/massive-historic-gop-landslide-is-coming 

I stuck with the prediction even in the face of the Wall Street Journal front page story on Tuesday (Election Day) reporting on races across the country tightening.

Tuesday’s results literally define “massive and historic.” The GOP needed to win six U.S. Senate seats. It looks like they’ve won a remarkable nine (with a comfortable lead in Alaska and a projected win in the December Louisiana runoff). The 12 House seats won by the GOP now expands the GOP majority to historic levels. 

But there are more highlights. The GOP destroyed Jimmy Carter’s grandson in Georgia’s Governor race. Governor Scott Walker was re-elected in Wisconsin despite tens of millions spent by unions across the country. The GOP elected Governors in deep, deep blue states like Illinois, Massachusetts and Maryland. Obama himself campaigned for the Democrat Governor candidate Anthony Brown in Maryland. The man that some in the media called “mini Obama” went down to a stunning defeat. Michelle Obama campaigned for Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas. He lost big time in the same state where he won 79% of the vote only six years ago. Hillary and Bill campaigned all over the country- almost every candidate they supported was wiped out (only Senator Sheehan in New Hampshire won). And the defeat of a Democratic Governor in the President’s home state hasn’t happened since 1892. When I predicted “massive and historic,” I might have understated the results!

So what happened? How did I know what was about to transpire?

This was a total rejection, repudiation and condemnation of everything Obama believes in. This was middle class America telling Obama to shove it where the sun don’t shine. I wrote the national bestseller, “The Murder of the Middle Class” pointing out what Obama and his socialist cabal were doing to America, capitalism and the great American middle class. What we all just witnessed was a middle class uprising. This was THE REVENGE OF THE MIDDLE CLASS. 

What woke the sleeping giant? What caused the middle class to rise up against Obama? In my previous commentaries I explained that the root of Obama’s election day debacle would be the Obama lies about the economy and the twin disasters of Obamacare and Ebola.

Let’s start with the economy. Obama constantly repeats the lie that the “economy is improving” and “we are in recovery.” But middle class America knows otherwise. The election results prove middle class voters are no longer buying Obama’s lies or the government’s manipulated economic statistics. In exit polls 70% of voters said the economy is bad, versus 30% that called it “improving.”

Then there’s the centerpiece of this middle class economic disaster known as “Obamacare.” Millions of Americans have either seen their health insurance cancelled, or gotten dramatic premium price increases. These were the angry, intense, motivated voters of the 2014 midterm elections. This was a vote to gain revenge on the man who promised “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance.”

Then there’s Ebola. Obama’s response to this potential deadly pandemic has ranged from inept and incompetent, to downright dangerous. Look no further than the new Ebol Czar, who has no medical background and who has never been seen again since the day his appointment was announced. Maybe he’s in quarantine? Ebola made it clear to angry middle class Americans that our president is not keeping our children safe at night. I always believed that Ebola was simply “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Ebola may have so far only killed one person in America, but it just killed the entire Democratic Party.

But the reality is elections aren’t won or lost just based on issues. Elections are won based on “the ground game.” It’s not who supports a candidate or party that matters…it’s who brings the most voters to the polls. Back in 2012 Obama put together the most sophisticated “ground game” to get out the Democratic vote in the history of American politics.

The GOP failed miserably at the same “ground game.” The GOP actually had no ground game. Their new “get out the vote” system (named ORCA) bombed on the morning of the national election- meaning the GOP never turned out a single vote. http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/11/meet-orca-romneys-stcentury-turnout-program-that-wasnt-149186.html

The failure of the GOP vote tracking system changed the outcome of the entire presidential election. Having no idea if your most loyal voters have gone to the polls or not, is like flying a plane blind.

Fast forward to today. Two crucial political developments have changed in favor of the GOP. These are the two concrete reasons for the GOP landslide:

First, the GOP is now for the first time effectively competing with the Obama machine in the “ground game.” The GOP turn-out-the-vote machine was so effective this time around that the GOP actually pulled even with Democrats or led in early voting in places where Republicans often lose by large percentages. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/in-a-first-republicans-claim-early-vote-lead-in-iowa/article/2555159

This is very good news. As a matter of fact it had never happened before. Republicans always lose the early voting, then desperately try to play “catch-up” on Election Day. No more. 

Second, there are now Voter ID laws in place in fifteen states where none existed in 2012. And in 22 states where none existed in 2010. http://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/state-voting-2014

Not only are Democrats great at getting out the vote, they are even better at getting out fraudulent voters. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/31/NC-Board-of-Elections-Investigating-Allegations-of-Campaign-Worker-Assisting-Illegal-Immigrant-to-Vote Voter ID prevents election fraud. That is very bad news for Obama and his allies moving forward. 

Tuesday’s “massive and historic” GOP landslide will usher in a dramatic change in political power in Washington DC. The question is what will the GOP do with it? 

The answers to that question will determine the future of the Republican Party…American politics…and America itself. There is so much to do. Let’s get to work.

Enjoy GOP Landslide Today

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By Wayne Allyn Root

I was the first political commentator in the country to predict a GOP landslide in today’s Congressional elections. I made the prediction at Fox News http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/09/happy-anniversary-obamacare-youre-gift-that-keeps-on-giving

and right here at Blaze in early October. http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/massive-historic-gop-landslide-is-coming/

Polls now confirm a GOP wave emerging http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/gop-surge-midterms-iowa/2014/11/03/id/604823/

and even Democrat pollsters are now predicting a devastating loss for Obama and his policies.

The million dollar question is “why?”

In my previous commentaries I explained that the root of Obama’s election day debacle were the twin disasters of Obamacare and Ebola. Millions of Americans have either seen their health insurance cancelled, or gotten dramatic premium price increases. These are the angry, intense, motivated voters of the 2014 midterm elections. Obamacare is no longer a theory. It has affected millions of middle class Americans in a negative way.

Then there’s Ebola. Obama’s response to this potential deadly pandemic has ranged from inept and incompetent, to downright dangerous. It’s clear this president is not keeping our children safe at night.

Now throw in our open Southern border, Obama’s failure to forsee the rise of ISIS, his lack of a coherent strategy to fight ISIS and this jobless economy and anyone but a Washington DC insider can clearly see a Democratic Party disaster in today’s election.

But the reality is that elections aren’t won or lost just based on issues. Elections are won based on “the ground game.” It’s not who supports a candidate or party that matters…it’s who brings the most voters to the polls. Back in 2012 Obama put together the most sophisticated “ground game” to get out the Democratic vote in the history of American politics.

The GOP failed miserably at the same “ground game.” The GOP actually had no ground game. Their new “get out the vote” system (named ORCA) bombed on the morning of the national election- meaning the GOP never turned out a single vote. http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/11/meet-orca-romneys-stcentury-turnout-program-that-wasnt-149186.html

The failure of the GOP vote tracking system changed the outcome of the entire presidential election. Having no idea if your most loyal voters have gone to the polls or not, is like flying a plane blind.

Fast forward to today. Three things have changed- all in favor of the GOP. These are the real reasons for today’s GOP landslide:

*First, the GOP is now for the first time effectively competing with the Obama machine in the “ground game.” The GOP turn out the vote machine is so effective this time around that the GOP leads across the country in early voting in places where Republicans often lose by large percentages. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/in-a-first-republicans-claim-early-vote-lead-in-iowa/article/2555159

This is very good news. As a matter of fact it has never happened before.

*Second, there are Voter ID laws in place in fifteen states where none existed in 2012. http://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/state-voting-2014

Not only are Democrats great at getting out the vote, they are even better at getting out fraudulent voters. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/31/NC-Board-of-Elections-Investigating-Allegations-of-Campaign-Worker-Assisting-Illegal-Immigrant-to-Vote Voter ID prevents election fraud. That is very bad news for Obama and his allies.

*Third, there is a “backstop” in place if the GOP fails to win the six U.S. Senate seats it needs today. Because of tight races there could be runoffs in Louisiana and Georgia (if the winning GOP candidate doesn’t reach the 50% threshold). But Obama and the Democrats have a big problem in these runoffs. Obama pushed back the date for open enrollment in Obamacare from October 15th to November 15th just to avoid damaging Democratic candidates in today’s election. http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/30/poll-americans-think-obama-admins-playing-politics-by-delaying-obamacare-sign-ups-until-after-election

But Obama’s plan backfired. Because of this cynical delay, millions of Americans will be either getting cancellation notices or seeing massive price increases for the first time in the days after the election. But that “sticker shock” will guarantee the voters of Georgia and Louisiana will vote overwhelmingly Republican in December or January runoffs. This is “the GOP backstop.”

Ironically Obama’s signature (and only) achievement of his six years as President will guarantee a GOP takeover of the U.S. Senate.

Tonight will usher in a dramatic rebuke to President Obama and a dramatic change in political power in Washington DC. The question is what will the GOP do with it?

Will they repeal Obamacare in order to save the economy from a meltdown? Will they cut government spending to avoid a Greece-like debt crisis? Will they audit the Fed? Will they conduct criminal hearings and punish those involved in the outrageous IRS scandal? Will they dramatically lower the highest corporate tax rates in the world, thereby bringing jobs back to America? Will they put a stop to NSA snooping on the communications of ordinary Americans? Will they seal the border? Will they force Obama top finally ban flights from the Ebola Zone and quarantine travelers from Ebola countries? Will they stop Obama from ordering a “blanket amnesty” for millions of illegal immigrants? Will they force Obama to develop a gameplan to defeat ISIS?

The answers to these questions will determine the future of American politics. The GOP has been handed “the golden ticket.” They now have that rare second chance in politics. The ball is in their court. They can ensure that Barack Obama has singlehandedly destroyed the Democratic Party for a generation. But only if the GOP is bold enough to carry out the agenda above, and fight Obama’s continued destruction of America with passion, fire and brimstone. If the GOP is too cowardly to pursue the agenda above, or too fearful of how the mainstream media will react, then the GOP landslide of 2014 is nothing more than a fluke and “last gasp” amidst a long term Democratic ascendency.

 

How Ebola Killed Democratic Party

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By Wayne Allyn Root

 

Hi I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Obama doesn’t seem concerned about Ebola. He won’t seal the border. He won’t ban flights from the Ebola Zone. He named an “Ebola Czar” who knows nothing about healthcare. He sent 4000 U.S. military troops into harm’s way in the Ebola Zone. Now a GOP Congressman claims plans are underway to bring non-American Ebola victims to the U.S. for treatment. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/28/lawmaker-claims-plans-may-be-in-pipeline-to-bring-non-citizens-to-us-for-ebola/

 

Americans are fed up. They’ve had enough. Obama’s incompetence, ignorance, mental instability, or callous disregard for the health of the American people is the talk of the country (outside of Washington DC).

 

The irony is that while Ebola has so far done very little damage to the American people (with only one person in America dead), Ebola’s chief victim appears to be President Obama and the Democratic Party. Obama’s response to Ebola has finally convinced the electorate that Obama is dangerous to our health. Ebola has finally shifted the electorate away from Obama and his Democratic Party. People finally understand the emperor has no clothes. The result is clear- a Republican landslide is forming.

 

How bad will the coming election results be for Obama and Democrats?

 

The GOP is on the cusp of another historic landslide- similar to the one I predicted publicly in 2010. http://www.rootforamerica.com/webroot/oldblog/index.php?m=10&y=10&entry=entry101027-115514

 

Back then, I predicted the GOP would win 50 to 60 Congressional seats. The experts said I was out of my mind. The GOP won 63 seats.

It was the biggest landslide in almost a century. Ironically it was all based on a fear of Obamacare. http://www.conservapedia.com/2010_Midterm_Elections

 

This time polls suggest the results on November 4th will be even worse than 2010. Polls show generic Republican Congressional candidates leading by more than four years ago. This time the results are based on the real-life results of Obamacare, combined with a fear of the healthcare scare of our lifetime- Ebola. http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2014/10/28/National-Politics/Polling/release_371.xml

 

How bad is this coming landslide? CNN reports that Democrats are trailing badly even in Massachusetts.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/24/politics/coakely-boston-globe-poll/index.html?hpt=po_c2

 

Democrats will be wiped out. It’s all breaking wrong for Obama and the Democrats. Want proof? Here’s a reality more telling than polls.

 

It’s Fall. Leaves are changing color. That means political campaign time. Congress is up for re-election. This is always when presidents are criss-crossing the nation campaigning full-time for their candidates. But something strange is happening this year. There’s no president in sight. Obama is so invisible there are rumors he’s in the Witness Protection Program.

 

 

Democratic candidates are making believe Obama has never existed. Yes, I said Democrats. His Democrats. The same Democrats who supported his policies. The same Democrats who passed his policies. The same Democrats that proudly took credit for “saving” the economy. The same Democrats who took credit for “saving” healthcare. The same Democrats who promised to “chase ISIS to the gates of hell.”

 

That was of course before they went door to door in their districts and found out from their own constituents that the economy hasn’t been saved, healthcare has been ruined and ISIS is laughing at and mocking Obama.

 

Now those same Democrats…Obama’s brothers and sisters in socialist policy…are on the run from Obama like he’s contagious. The medical term might be “loser’s disease.” They don’t want Obama anywhere near them. Not on the stage with them. Not in a photo. Not in the same city. Not in the same state. Obama is as toxic as Ebola…to Democrats!

 

Even Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman won’t answer questions about the President. What’s the matter Debbie, cat got your tongue? http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-10-22/dnc-chairwoman-evades-questions-about-obama

 

Suddenly Democratic allies of Obama claim they’ve never met Obama. They’ve never been in the same room as Obama. They’ve never heard of Obama. They’re diving off stages like trained acrobats to avoid appearing in a picture with Obama. They won’t even admit they ever voted for Obama. “Obama who?”

 

It’s like a real-life version of Jimmy Stewart’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Obama is alive and he gets to actually watch a world where people claim he’s never existed. To Democrats the last six years never happened. Amazing.

 

Even the New York Times is commenting publicly about it. The Times lamented in a recent editorial that only one Democratic Senate candidate in the whole country (Gary Peters of Michigan) is willing to be pictured next to Obama anywhere in the country. Most won’t even admit they voted for him (see Alison Grimes of Kentucky). The Times is aghast. “Why aren’t they defending his policies?” the NY Times asks in shock and dismay. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/22/opinion/alison-lundergan-grimes-kay-hagan-and-other-candidates-avoid-obama.html?_r=0

 

Could it be because in the real world Obama’s economic policies, healthcare policies, Ebola policies and foreign policies are all failing miserably? Could it be because the American middle class finally understands that the biggest danger to America’s future is sitting in the White House?

 

Thank goodness Ebola has not exploded into a pandemic inside America…yet. But make no mistake- Ebola is deadly. And there are certainly two high-profile victims: Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.

 

I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. I’ll see you next week- after the great Republican landslide of 2014. God Bless America.

 

Is Obama in Witness Protection Program?

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By Wayne Allyn Root

 

Remember the children’s book series “Where is Waldo?” http://whereswaldo.com/index.html#home

 

Remember the children’s game show, “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?”

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_in_the_World_Is_Carmen_Sandiego%3F_(game_show)

 

Remember the NBC Today Show’s catchy contest, “Where in the world is Matt Lauer?”

http://www.today.com/id/24298360/ns/today-where_in_the_world/t/where-world-matt-lauer-guess/

 

It’s time for a new question: “Where in the world is Obama?” Because the President of the United States is missing. Gone. Disappeared. AWOL.

 

Obama is so invisible, it’s likely no one would notice if he’d been kidnapped. The real question is, would the Secret Service even notice?

 

It’s Fall. That means political campaign time. Congress is up for re-election. This is always when presidents are criss-crossing the nation campaigning full-time for their candidates. But something strange is happening this year. There’s no president in sight. Obama is so invisible there are rumors he’s in the witness protection program.

 

Democratic candidates are making believe Obama has never existed. Yes, I said Democrats. His Democrats. The same Democrats who supported his policies. The same Democrats who passed his policies. The same Democrats that proudly took credit for “saving” the economy. The same Democrats who took credit for “saving” healthcare.

 

That was of course before they went door to door in their districts and found out from their own constituents that the economy hasn’t been saved and healthcare has been ruined.

 

Now those same Democrats…Obama’s brothers and sisters in socialist policy…are on the run from Obama like he’s contagious. The medical term might be “loser’s disease.” They don’t want Obama anywhere near them. Not on the stage with them. Not in a photo. Not in the same city. Not in the same state. Obama is as toxic as Ebola…to Democrats!

 

Suddenly Democratic allies of Obama have never met Obama. They’ve never been in the same room as Obama. They’ve never heard of Obama. They won’t even admit they ever voted for Obama. “Obama who?”

 

It’s like a real-life version of Jimmy Stewart’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Obama is alive and he gets to actually watch a world where people claim he’s never existed. To Democrats the last six years never happened. Amazing.

 

Even the New York Times is commenting publicly about it. The Times lamented in a recent editorial that only one Democratic Senate candidate in the whole country (Gary Peters of Michigan) is willing to be pictured next to Obama anywhere in the country. Most won’t even admit they voted for him (see Alison Grimes of Kentucky). The Times is aghast. “Why aren’t they defending his policies?” the NY Times asks in shock and dismay. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/22/opinion/alison-lundergan-grimes-kay-hagan-and-other-candidates-avoid-obama.html?_r=0

 

Could it be because in the real world Obama’s economy and healthcare system are failing? That’s something no one on the Upper East Side of Manhattan would know about.

 

Even Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman won’t answer questions about the President, or if even her candidates should campaign on his policies. http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-10-22/dnc-chairwoman-evades-questions-about-obama

 

What’s the matter Debbie? Cat got your tongue?

 

What does all of this mean? It means the GOP is about to win another historic landslide- similar to the one I predicted publicly in 2010. http://www.rootforamerica.com/webroot/oldblog/index.php?m=10&y=10&entry=entry101027-115514

 

Back then, I predicted the GOP would win 50 to 60 Congressional seats. The experts said I was out of my mind. The GOP won 63 seats. http://www.conservapedia.com/2010_Midterm_Elections

 

Another historic tidal wave is coming in November. Democrats will be wiped out. It’s all breaking wrong for Obama and the Democrats.

 

And if these poor confused distraught Democrats don’t understand why, just ask any middle class voter in your district about jobs, the economy, Obamacare, ISIS, Ebola and a wide open border leaving America wide open to poverty, debt, disease and terrorism. It’s that simple.

 

That’s why Obama has joined the Witness Protection Program.

WHAT’S MORE TOXIC TO AMERICA- EBOLA OR OBAMA?

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By Wayne Allyn Root

 

From my commentaries the last few weeks, you know I’m concerned about a potential Ebola pandemic inside America. Nonetheless Ebola is a worry about a potential problem. A theoretical problem. No one knows yet how much damage Ebola can do to America.

 

On the other hand, we have already experienced the damage, destruction and pain of Obama. Let’s compare Ebola to Obama.

 

Ebola- so far, 1 dead and 2 nurses infected.

 

Obama- almost 50 million Americans on food stamps, 108 million on welfare or other entitlement programs, an all-time record number on disability. Over $3.7 trillion has been spent on welfare over the past five years under Obama. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/report-us-spent-37-trillion-welfare-over-last-5-years_764582.html

 

Ebola- the healthcare, decantamination and security costs for Ebola are frightening. Each patient could cost in excess of $1 million to treat. But so far there are only a handful of patients. Ebola is with us for weeks, or months. Then it’s gone.

 

Obama- the $7 trillion in debt added by Obama (so far) will cause decades of pain for American consumers and taxpayers,  damage middle class quality of life, and reduce U.S. economic growth for many generations to come.

 

Ebola- threatens to damage various sectors of the economy, but no one knows how bad it might be.

 

Obama- already destroyed economy. Over 92 million working age Americans are not working. There are 10 million less Americans working than day Obama took office (even though the population is dramatically higher). We now have the lowest workforce participation rate in recorded history.

 

Ebola- this dreadful virus might overwhelm US healthcare system and result in higher health insurance premiums to pay for the massive cost.

 

Obama- no guesswork needed. The facts are in. Obamacare has already wrecked the U.S. healthcare system and dramatically increased our premium costs. Premiums were up more in the past year than in the prior eight years COMBINED. But the worst is yet to come- rates are going even higher (over 60% in Seattle for example). And millions of cancellation notices are going out in the next few weeks.

 

Ebola- this virus has no known interaction with the IRS. It never came after me personally.

 

Obama- used IRS to try to destroy conservative donors and critics. I’m a witness. The White House clearly ordered the IRS to try to destroy me not once, but twice. Judicial Watch demanded the IRS hand over all documents related to my case. The IRS had 30 days- BY LAW- to comply. That was 15 months ago. The IRS has broken the law of the United States for well over a year to coverup for the crimes of Obama.

 

Ebola- doesn’t sell guns to anyone.

 

Obama- in the “Fast and Furious scandal” the Obama administration sold guns to Mexican drug lords that killed over 200 Mexican citizens- plus a US border agent. So far that’s 200 more deaths than Ebola has caused in  North America.

 

Ebola- doesn’t trade deserters for 5 Jihadi terrorist murderers.

 

Obama- demoralizes U.S. military by making that unimaginable trade; cuts size of military dramatically; sends 4000 troops into Ebola Zone (with only 4 hours of Ebola training); and purges more generals than any president in history.

 

Ebola- never infected a single person at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.

 

Obama- allegedly traded arms to Muslim rebels that led to deaths of 4 American heroes at Benghazi; ignored pleas from our Ambassador for more security; denied a rescue mission while our heroes were under vicious attack; then covered up the tragedy by blaming it on obscure movie no one in Middle East ever watched.

 

Ebola- doesn’t steal my money or regulate me out of business.

 

Obama- put in place the single biggest tax increase (Obamacare) in history. http://reason.com/archives/2012/07/09/yes-actually-obamacare-is-the-biggest-ta

 

Worse, he has proposed the most tax increases in history that never passed- 442. http://www.atr.org/obama-has-proposed-442-tax-hikes-taking-office

 

Worst of all, Obama is the #1 regulator in U.S. history.http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/14/regulation-nation-new-study-finds-obama-is-no-1-regulator/

 

Ebola- so far has not affected the border.

 

Obama- has crippled border security. He has left our Southern border completely unsecured from massive waves of illegal immigrants desperate for cradle to grave entitlements; diseases like TB, Enterovirus and of course Ebola; and terrorist cells who could cross our wide open border and unleash a devastating 9-11-style attack on U.S. soil.

 

Ebola- so far poses no threat to Israel and has left the Middle East untouched.

 

Obama- his policies have endangered the security of Israel, and led to the “Arab Spring” that toppled dictators friendly to America, leaving the Middle East under attack from radical groups like ISIS.

 

Add it up.

 

Ebola is a terrible threat. But so far, it is only a threat.

 

Obama is toxic. Obama has had a devastating effect upon America’s economy, healthcare system, national interests and reputation across the globe.

 

Ebola might give us a punch in gut.

 

Obama could be fatal.

 

 

 

 

Ebola Could be Economic Catastrophe

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By Wayne Allyn Root

 

Everyone has it wrong. Americans are frightened to death of the medical implications of Ebola- as well they should be. I’ve never in my lifetime seen a disease that has infected and killed so many healthcare professionals. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-16/who-shocked-427-ebola-infected-healthcare-workers-cases-top-9000-deaths-exceed-4500

The medical implications of Ebola are covered by the news media every second of every day. But it’s the economic implications that I fear are far more deadly. Ebola could turn into an unprecedented deathblow to the U.S. economy, even if very few Americans ever die from it.

I might have been the first columnist to write of the danger for Ebola to cause catastrophic damage to the U.S. economy back on September 4th, predicting it could shut down commerce and cause a stock market crash. http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/is-a-devastating-stock-market-crash-on-the-way/

Unfortunately I might have also been the first American to experience damage from Ebola to my “personal economy” 2 weeks ago. As a branding expert, I speak at business conventions and conferences all over the world. I had already been booked for weeks as the keynote speaker for an event in Dallas in early November. Then came the announcement that Thomas Duncan was being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital.

Within days of this announcement, I got the phone call that the event I was speaking at was cancelled, because so many attendees refused to travel to Dallas. Many who cancelled called it “the epicenter of Ebola in the United States.” They were all frightened that Ebola could spread in Dallas like wildfire by November.

This event was cancelled before Thomas Duncan died. This happened before either of the two nurses got sick with Ebola. This happened before the second nurse got on an airplane to Dallas with a fever and potentially exposed 132 other souls (and their family, friends, office workers) to Ebola.

Already 2 weeks ago- just with the knowledge that one person had contracted Ebola- Dallas was stigmatized. Whether Dallas’ political or business leaders understood it or not back then, the Dallas economy was about to suffer a terrible blow. So is any other city or industry that comes into contact with “the brand” Ebola. Airlines could be ruined. Cruise lines could be ruined. The economies of entire cities could be crippled.

My fear today – based on personal experience- is not of the medical damage of an Ebola pandemic (or even the threat of one), but of the potential catastrophic damage to the U.S. economy. The implications are enormous. The entire U.S. economy could suffer what Dallas is already experiencing- a devastating decline in travel and commerce.

Consider the implications. My hometown is Las Vegas, Nevada- the tourism and convention capital of America. One single case of Ebola in Las Vegas and tourism could suffer a dramatic decline or shutdown. The lobbies of mega resort casinos will instantly look like the days after 9-11, when you could roll a bowling ball through the main lobby of famous hotels like Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mirage and Venetian and hit no one. They were ghost towns in the aftermath of the World Trade Center terrorist attack and airline shutdown. They remained ghost towns for months after 9-11. Billions of dollars were lost.

Ebola could make the economic damage of 9-11 look like “child’s play” in Vegas…in Orlando…in Manhattan…in Hollywood…in any or perhaps every tourist center of America. 9-11 was a one-day event. Ebola doesn’t end in a day. Once a deadly Ebola pandemic starts, it plays out for weeks, or months, or even years. The fear of flying, traveling, or attending events in public places with crowds might last for years.

The economic threat from Ebola extends from tourist locales to airlines, cruise lines, car rentals, restaurants, supermarkets, movie theatres, Broadway plays, business conferences, sporting events…to literally any theatre, stadium or venue holding thousands of people. Entire sports seasons could be cancelled. All commerce in this country could grind to a halt.

Yes, the health implications of catching or dying from Ebola is certainly something to fear. But the economic implications are far worse. Because Ebola doesn’t have to kill thousands, or tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands, to destroy the U.S. economy. Only a handful of cases could incite enough fear and panic to bring all commerce to a halt. Ask the city of Dallas. Ask Frontier Airlines. Ask Carnival Cruises. Ask travel operators who book African safaris- their businesses have been crippled. Bookings are off by as much as 70% in the past month. http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/17/travel/africa-safaris-ebola/index.html

The tragic part about this is it never had to happen. The blame falls squarely on one man- President Barack Obama. No one could have guaranteed Ebola would not come to our shores. But the odds of a pandemic, panic and economic collapse could have been reduced to almost nil with five simple measures:

1. Secure and seal the border with Mexico.

2. Ban all flights from the Ebola Zone. This should have been done 3 months ago and Thomas Duncan could never have come to America. Those two nurses would not be infected.

3. Quarantine every Ebola Zone citizen traveling into the United States, no matter where their flight comes from.

4. Recall thousands of U.S. troops sent into harm’s way in the Ebola Zone to fight an invisible deadly virus, thereby risking a devastating pandemic among our military personnel (and the spread of Ebola back to their families and communities in America).

5. Who is in charge? Both the President and CDC obviously have no idea what they’re doing. Confusion and paralysis reigns. We need an “Ebola Czar” who is a well-respected, world-class medical expert, not a political hack whose resume is a tribute to handing out government contracts to Democratic donors. This is a life or death situation. This is no time to play politics.

Or is this just another case of “Let no crisis go to waste”? The right choice to calm America would be the brilliant retired neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson.

Any Ebola pandemic and the economic collapse that results falls squarely upon the shoulders of the man whose poor decisions made his all possible- President Barack Obama.

Wayne’s latest book is: “The Murder of the Middle Class.” Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, successful entrepreneur, small business defender, business speaker, Capital Evangelist, and conservative media personality – appearing on over 6,000 interviews in the past five years. Wayne’s web site: ROOTforAmerica.com.

It’s Time to Remove Obama from Office- Before He Gets Us All Killed

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By Wayne Allyn Root

 

Only a madman would gamble with our lives…our children’s lives…and the entire American economy. Why would President Obama play “Russian Roulette” with the future of our country? It’s a gamble no sane leader would take.

 

The life and death issue is Ebola. The President is more concerned with political correctness (and golf) than taking common sense precautions to prevent a deadly pandemic. Why does this President not see his responsibility is to keep the odds as low as possible?

 

There are three simple, common sense actions any President who cared about American citizens would take:

 

#1) Ban all flights from the Ebola Zone and quarantine all travelers coming from any Ebola Zone. This is an absolute ‘no brainer’. Time is wasting. It should have been done months ago and may already be too late. Who knows how many people in America right now (or flying here tonight or tomorrow) are already infected.

 

#2) Secure and seal the border- NOW. Any day, any minute, illegal immigrants sick with Ebola could be walking across our border.

 

Worse, how easy is it for our radical Muslim enemies to send Ebola infected terrorists across the border? How simple to infect and send hundreds of “Ebola suicide terrorists” into our hospitals and children’s schools.

All our radical Jihadist enemies have to do is inject tainted Ebola blood into volunteer suicide bombers or worse, innocent children, and send them across the border.  Undetectable, they walk across our Southern border showing no symptoms and surrender to U.S. border agents. Obama disperses them across the country where they sneeze or cough on their lawyers, caretakers, and classmates. It’s that easy…it’s that simple, to start a deadly Ebola Pandemic across America.

 

Equally disturbing, what if Ebola spreads to Mexico, Central or South America. Suddenly panic ensues and hundreds of thousands of their citizens (or even millions) run for the U.S. border looking for America’s medical system to save them, spreading Ebola like wildfire… into your home and mine.

 

Our border is wide open to bring death and disaster, ending America as we know it. Yet President Obama is unwilling to do a thing to secure it. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

 

The question is why?

 

#3) Return all U.S. troops from the Ebola Zone. Obama’s decision to send troops to Africa is pure madness. No good can come from sending 4000 U.S. troops into harm’s way of an invisible deadly germ.

Can you imagine the panic that will ensue if any of our troops contract Ebola? What if a ship becomes infected? Would it stay at sea while most die and until the survivors are deemed safe? Will returning planes be diverted to military bases where every soldier is a ticking time bomb that could infect friends, family, entire communities?

 

Mr. President, it’s time to tell the truth about Ebola. It is far easier to become infected than doctors or health experts are telling us. We are told becoming infected is an extremely remote possibility. Really?  An NBC cameraman got Ebola without ever touching a sick patient, or entering the room of an Ebola victim. A nurse in Dallas got Ebola while wearing heavy protective gear. Over 200 doctors and nurses in Africa are dead despite wearing protective gear, washing hands with bleach, and knowing exactly what they were dealing with. Still they are powerless to stop it.

 

My new book, “The Murder of the Middle Class”, focuses on economic murder. Ebola is the embodiment of this murder. An Ebola pandemic will kill thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of Americans. But separate from the human tragedy, the economic cost will overwhelm and bankrupt our country.

 

The cost of treating just one Ebola patient is beyond comprehension: special ambulances; isolation chambers; hazmat suits; weeks or months in the hospital; quarantines for every person that came into contact with the Ebola victim; decontamination teams for their homes; and even special handling of bodies for burial.

 

We’re talking about millions of dollars per Ebola patient. Multiply that times thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of victims. If Ebola gets loose in a crowded urban area, America’s economy will crumble.

 

Then there’s the death of tourism and commerce. Restaurants, hotels, airlines, shopping centers, movie theatres, sporting events, tourism and entertainment of all kinds will be shut down. Sports seasons will be cancelled. Americans will be trapped in their homes, frightened to go outside. Commerce will grind to a halt. Jobs lost by the millions. The economic devastation will be unimaginable. America’s economy (already on the ropes) will be in ashes. The result could be total economic ruin.

 

Yet knowing all this, Obama does nothing. He refuses to secure the border. He sends our young military men and women into the death zone to face an invisible killer. He even purposely chooses to refuse to do something so simple and common sense as ban flights and quarantine travelers from the Ebola Zone.

 

Our President is putting all of our lives, our families, our economic survival, at risk. He is gambling with our children, our jobs, the future survival of America. Yet none of this has to happen.

 

Why take that gamble? Why risk economic suicide? Why not take all possible actions and precautions to limit the possibility of a widespread epidemic?

 

Is Obama criminally insane? A madman? An ignorant, delusional fool? Or is he doing this purposely to overwhelm America’s economic system? Does it matter?

 

By the way, as America’s first case of Ebola transmitted on U.S. soil was announced, where was Obama? Playing his 200th round of golf as president. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2790237/war-rages-middle-east-dallas-confirms-second-ebola-victim-s-obama-hitting-links-200th-golf-game-president.html

 

Any American who isn’t blind can see something is very wrong. It’s time for patriots, political and military leaders to speak up. Our President is clearly reckless, irresponsible, incompetent or evil. Regardless of the reason, for the sake of our families, and our physical and economic survival, it’s time to remove Obama from office.

 

Now…before it’s too late. Before he gets us all killed.

Happy Anniversary to Obamacare- the Gift That Keeps on Giving!

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By Wayne Allyn Root

 

 

Last week was the anniversary of Obamacare. Obamacare is like marriage. One year seems like decades. As FDR said of Pearl Harbor, this anniversary is a date that will live in infamy.

 

But the GOP shouldn’t run away from Obamacare, they should embrace it.

 

Obamacare is their ticket to a landslide victory in 2014 and 2016. Scream about it day and night from the highest mountains! Celebrate the anniversary. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

 

Republican politicians and strategists need to get out of Washington DC and stop listening to the mainstream media. The Kool Aid-drinking mainstream media is either delusional, or lying to cover-up for the massive failure of Obama’s one and only “signature achievement.” The truth is middle America is steaming mad. Angry. Depressed. Feeling ripped off. The reason why is simple- because they have now lived with Obamacare for a year. They now know the truth, first hand.

 

We don’t need the media to tell us Obamacare is a failure and a rip-off. We are living it. We are witness to the scene of the crime. In 2012 everyone was debating the pros and cons of Obamacare based on guesses. Today Obamacare is in effect. No one needs to guess.

 

Millions of Americans have lost their health insurance. Millions more have seen massive unaffordable increases. Millions more have seen their jobs cut from full-time to part-time. Funny how none of these facts have made it into the mainstream media.

 

Take this author and small businessman for example. My family’s health insurance has gone from $500 per month to $1,700 per month thanks to Obamacare. But my fun was just beginning. Because the tripling of my rates wasn’t the worst part. In July we received a notice from Aetna that our insurance was being cancelled. The reason? Because of the mandates of Obamacare Aetna can no longer afford to insure my family for $1,700 per month.

 

What will the new rate be? $2000 per month? $2500 per month? Will they charge me $30,000 per year (before taxes) to provide health coverage for a family that has never experienced a major illness?

 

Think about this for a moment. Aetna is a faceless bureaucracy. The 3rd biggest insurance company in America. They don’t “know me from Adam.” They don’t know my income. They have no idea if I’m rich or poor. Health insurance rates aren’t based on income. That means across America millions of insurance customers are getting massive premium increases and cancellation notices.

 

The lives of average middle class Americans are being ruined by Obamacare. Since the average income in America is about $50,000 per year, how will anyone afford $20,000 or $25,000 or $30,000 insurance bills? You think people are panicking across America? You’re damn right they are.

 

So far it’s only small business owners and independent contractors getting these cancellations and dramatic price increases. They always come first. But soon it will be large corporations. They will have no choice but to either layoff employees by the millions, or drop health insurance for employees. A disaster is about to befall America and the U.S. economy- most of it will come after the election.

 

Think I’m wrong? Just this morning one of the shoes dropped. Fox News reported hundreds of thousands of Americans are receiving cancellation notices from 13 states and the District of Columbia in the next few days. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/09/more-than-dozen-states-plan-to-cancel-health-care-policies-not-in-compliance/

 

 

But I’m not done with the bad news yet. One of my dearest friends is a lifelong liberal Democrat who voted twice for Obama. He called days ago to tell me a story everyone needs to hear. He said, “Wayne you were right. Obamacare is a disaster.” I almost feinted. I asked him what made him “see the light?” He told me the story of the checkout gals at his favorite grocery store.

 

He has shopped at the same supermarket story for many years. The checkout gals are all Hispanic single mothers. After years of shopping twice a week in that same store, my friend has become old friends with these supermarket checkout gals. They always ask each other, “How’s life? How’s your family?” This time they told him a sad story.

 

Because of Obamacare they’ve all been cut from full-time employees to part-time. They are frightened. They have no idea how they’ll pay their bills. They have no idea how they’ll pay the rent.

 

Worse, Wal*Mart just announced they are ending healthcare benefits for part-time employees. Wal*Mart employees over 1.3 million Americans.http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-07/walmart-ends-healthcare-benefits-workers-under-30-hours

 

This is the future of America under Obamacare. Nothing but low-wage part-time jobs…and no healthcare benefits. Good luck. You are all now dependent on government for survival.

 

Obamacare is a tragedy for middle class Americans. Like the title of my new book, it is “The Murder of the Middle Class.” If you’re a small business owner you are being ripped-off (ie sacrificed) to pay the bill for 30 million new patients who are getting it for free. If you’re working class (like those supermarket checkout gals, or Wal*Mart employees) there’s a good chance you’re about to lose your job, or be downgraded to part-time hours, or have all or part of the health insurance bill dumped on you.

 

It’s a bloodbath. Yes, it’s true some people are happy. Millions of poor people have gotten something for nothing. But those are lifelong loyal Democratic voters. Obama and his socialist cabal don’t gain one vote from that group.

 

But the lives of millions of middle class Americans- many of them independent voters, or blue dog Democrats- have been damaged badly by Obamacare. They are angry and they will take it out on Obama and the Democratic Party this November…

 

If Republicans use Obamacare as a hammer…

 

If Republicans tie the tragic consequences of Obamacare to Obama and the Democratic Party.

 

So my message to the GOP is simple: Don’t run from Obamacare. Embrace it. Obamacare is the anniversary gift that keeps on giving.

 

If played right, if we scream about it from the highest mountains, Obamacare’s anniversary is the gift that will lead to a GOP landslide in November…and for many years to come.

Happy Anniversary!