Saul’s News – Weekly Review for September 23rd, 2018

Time To Get Fired Up!

The looney left is coming at us at every turn. Democrats are polarizing this country like never before. Civil disobedience, outrageous allegations, inflammatory rhetoric, disgusting violence and disrespect for opposing opinions, stifling speech on college campus.

This is NOT your father’s Democrat party,

I’m sure John F. Kennedy wouldn’t even recognize the “progressive” left’s crazy folks.

Resist is not good public policy. It’s a shameless political strategy to obstruct for the sake of creating chaos and distrust amongst frustrated voters.

President Trump’s policies are working and destroying the left narrative. All they want to do is “resist” and “impeach”. We need to stand up and vote. This is the beginning of a second American Revolution. The good news is this one is being fought out at the ballot box.

Vote…this country depends on it!

A Nation of Laws: To paraphrase Mike Huckabee, we are a nation of laws. Not what we “feel, believe or think”. The Constitution requires:

1) Due Process
2) Face your Accuser
3) Presumption of Innocence until PROVEN guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Has the Constitution been repealed? The “resist” left would sure like to pretend like it has.

-Saul Anuzis

Complacent Trump Voters May Cost GOP Control of Congress

Republican National Committee and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek contains alarming news for Republicans hoping to hold on to control of Congress in November: Most Trump supporters don’t believe there’s a threat that Democrats will win back the House. President Trump’s boasts that a “red wave” could increase Republican majorities appear to have lulled GOP voters into complacency, raising the question of whether they’ll turn up at the polls.

While most election forecasters, as well as strategists in both parties, believe Democrats are likely to win the 23 seats necessary to take control of the House of Representatives, Republican voters aren’t convinced, the survey shows.

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A Texas Blueprint for A Red Wave Election in 2018

I have been writing a lot about the power of a big choice election in November.

This week, the Texas Republicans won a special election for a state senate district along the Mexican border. Every Republican campaign in the country should study this race carefully. You may not have read about this GOP victory, because the liberal national media is not exactly excited to report that Republicans reclaimed a seat they had not held in 139 years. The liberal media is especially shy about reporting on a Republican victory in a district Hillary Clinton carried by 11.6 percent in the 2016 election.

From the Left’s standpoint, this victory is even more frightening because the district is 73 percent African American and Hispanic. Furthermore, at a time when people are touting gigantic Democrat voter turnout and lagging Republican participation, this special election runoff had twice as many voters as the last Texas State Senate special election runoff in February, 2015. In fact, the turnout for this race went up from 26,207 in the first round of the election to 44,487 in the runoff, according to Sam Taylor with the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. The Republicans turned out 23,576 to the Democrats’ 20,911.

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Is Trump Creating New Republicans?

Much of the media is trying to persuade Latinos to dislike the GOP but it’s a tougher sale than expected.

Current polls suggest that Republicans could be in for a rough November, but not as rough as one might expect among a key voting constituency.

Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report writes today that Democrats are confident about their support among suburban women, but enthusiasm among female Democratic voters “isn’t being replicated among another group of voters that theoretically should be as motivated — or more — to vote for Democrats: Latino voters.”

Ms. Walter explains:

Latino voter drop-off in midterm elections is nothing new, but the thinking was that President Trump’s rhetoric and policies around immigration, especially the issue of separating children from their parents at the border, would be a catalyst for higher Latino engagement in 2018. At this point, however, recent polling by New York Times Upshot/Siena College and Monmouth University, suggests that’s not the case.

In California’s 39th district — a racially diverse district that Hillary Clinton carried 52 to 43 percent — a Monmouth poll out this week found Republican Young Kim leading Democrat Gil Cisneros 46-42 percent.

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Trump: Get Out and Vote in the Midterms ‘Because You’re Voting for Me in 2018’

President Trump delivered a rousing appeal to his supporters to get-out-the-vote for Republican candidates at a rally in Springfield, Missouri on Friday night in support of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate seat on the ballot this November.

The president also strongly supported Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his nominee to serve on the Supreme Court.

“We have to fight for him, not worry about the other side,” the president said he told a Republican senator in Washington of Kavanaugh.

He also aggressively attacked the platform of the Democrat party.

“The new platform of the Democrat party is radical socialism and open borders. A vote for any Democrat this November is a vote for massive regulation, massive taxes, and massive crime,” Trump told the large and enthusiastic crowd.

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Trump trumps the economy

The reality of Trump dulls their memory of what happens when the state is in the hands of a governor who demonizes business and eschews fiscal responsibility.

Republicans are trying to tout the economic gains under their watch, but the message has little resonance. Perhaps it’s because the media has all but ignored positive news during the Trump era. Or maybe they’re legitimately concerned we’re living in a bubble that could burst with the stroke of the president’s pen.

Whatever the reason, they are not rewarding Republicans for a surging economy, but instead seem eager to punish the GOP for giving them Donald Trump.

Trump is the only issue that matters in this election. The intensity of the emotions evoked by the president trumps everything else.

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Should Political Assassination of Character Be a Crime?

In connection with the now-famous professor Christine Ford’s recent — not to mention, extremely belated — accusations of Judge Kavanaugh’s alleged abusive sexual behavior, former Governor Mike Huckabee sent out the following incredibly important, and timely, tweet:
“We all agree consequences are demanded when allegations of sexual impropriety are proven. But what should be the consequences if a person makes allegations that ruins another person’s life and aren’t true? It can’t be “nothing.” What should it be?”

Governor Huckabee is correct. Such political tactics should no longer be allowed to be just … “nothing.”

Imagine John Gotti thinking it best to avoid prison by silencing an innocent witness. Then imagine further that the man he sends to kill that witness fails to do so, but still, is able to leave the witness so crippled he is unable to testify.
Is that nothing?

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Does Diversity Really Unite Us? Citizenship and Immigration

Any clear-thinking observer, however, can see that compassion is not a sound basis either for foreign policy or immigration policy. Compassion is more likely to lead to contempt than gratitude in both policy areas. The failure of the 1986 amnesty should be a clear reminder of the useful Machiavellian adage that in the world of realpolitik it is better to be feared than loved. Fear is more likely to engender respect, whereas love or compassion is more likely to be regarded as a contemptible sign of weakness. In 1984 Reagan received 37 percent of the Hispanic vote, but after the 1986 amnesty George H.W. Bush received a significantly lower 30 percent. Granted, Bush was no Reagan, but such ingratitude seemed to puzzle Republicans…

…The American people can, of course, consent to allow others to join the compact that created the American nation, but they have the sovereign right to specify the terms and conditions for granting entry and the qualifications for citizenship. Presumably the qualifications for entry and naturalization will be whether those who wish to enter demonstrate a capacity to adopt the habits, manners, independence, and self-reliance of republican citizens and devotion to the principles that unite the American people. Furthermore, it would be unreasonable not to expect that potential immigrants should possess useful skills that will ensure that they will not become victims of the welfare state.

Immigration policies should serve the interests of the American people and of the nation—they should not be viewed as acts of charity to the world. Putting America first is a rational goal. It is the essence of sovereignty. And the sovereign nation-state is the only home of citizenship—as it is the only home of constitutional government.

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Animated Map: 2,400 Years of European History

The history of Europe is breathtakingly complex. While there are rare exceptions like Andorra and Portugal, which have had remarkably static borders for hundreds of years, jurisdiction over portions of the continent’s landmass has changed hands innumerable times.

Today’s video comes to us from YouTube channel Cottereau, and it provides an informative overview of European history starting from 400 BC. Empires rise and fall, invasions sweep across the continent, and the borders of modern countries slowly begin to take shape (with the added bonus of an extremely dramatic instrumental).

Below are nine highlights and catalysts that shifted Europe’s geographic dividing lines:

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