In the 2015-2016 Republican presidential nomination campaign, Donald J. Trump had no track record in public office. For millions, he was an unknown and highly questioned political figure. Trump’s stated pivot away from abortion – for example – to a pro-life stance was widely doubted. Some early on gave Trump very low odds in the 2015-2016 election cycle. In hindsight, ironically some Democrats quietly-to-openly pushed Trump’s nomination because they mistakenly thought he may be the easiest Republican candidate to beat. Several such examples could be provided of claims and beliefs that were later proven wrong. Trump mowed down one at a time in what might have been one of the Republican party’s broadest, biggest, and ‘finest’ field of ‘conservative’ candidates. That history is interesting and relevant in the context of Trump’s long teased and presumably looming announcement on Tuesday 11.15.2022 of his 2024 candidacy.
This examination of the facts and common-sense politics will arguably be relevant years after the 2024 campaign cycle is over. Why? Because the fortunes of the American Republic may well hinge on what Trump has called his 2022 rallies the “Save America” movement.
As a placeholder, let’s note that properly understood, this is not a Democratic voter vs. Republican voter issue. More on that further below.
How that brief foundation relates to the increasingly tough tones taken from such notable figures as Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Sears, deposed President Trump, and possible 2024 contenders such as Governors Ron DeSantis (FL-R) and Glenn Youngkin (VA-R) will be unpacked following this initial 2022 midterms news and analysis. While there are still far too many races yet to be decided, there is enough known to make this initial probe useful and encouraging.
Fresh off his own campaign victory in the 2022 midterms, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL-R) on Friday called for a delay on the Senate Republican leadership vote. Rubio questioned Republican (Grand Old Party or GOP) performance in the midterm elections, casting concerns on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY-R).
Get rid of mcconnell. He needs to go. He put most of the money trying to beat a friggin conservative in alaska. Pulled money from blake. Fire mcconnell. Anything else is unacceptable
— Kendra Denise (@kendradenise86) November 11, 2022
Rubio’s not alone.
Right-leaning Newsmax said: “Rubio’s announcement [via Twitter] sent shock waves through Washington Thursday and his move suggested current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R, Ky., could be ousted.
“The Senate GOP leadership vote next week should be postponed,” Rubio tweeted on Friday. “First we need to make sure that those who want to lead us are genuinely committed to fighting for the priorities & values of the working Americans (of every background) who gave us big wins in states like Florida.”
McConnell, 80, has already become a target of former President Donald Trump and his MAGA supporters who see the aging leader as part of Washington’s “swamp” and unwilling to seriously challenge the status quo,” said Newsmax which added that “During the recent midterms, McConnell even withheld funding for Trump-backed candidates like Arizona’s Blake Masters who refused to support his [i.e.: McConnell’s] reelection as leader of Senate Republicans.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., issued a message agreeing with Rubio, saying: “Exactly right. I don’t know why Senate GOP would hold a leadership vote for the next Congress before this election is finished. We have a runoff in [Georgia] — are they saying that doesn’t matter? Don’t disenfranchise” Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker.
Exactly right. I don’t know why Senate GOP would hold a leadership vote for the next Congress before this election is finished. We have a runoff in #GASenate – are they saying that doesn’t matter? Don’t disenfranchise @HerschelWalker https://t.co/atIETyoCKY
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) November 11, 2022
The day before, Rubio tweeted a montage of himself campaigning with the message: “An outdated GOP can win some elections in some places But a new GOP, guided by common sense wisdom & that fights for working class values can win the support of Americans of every background & in every part of the country.”
Josh, the issue is that @GOP “leadership” doesn’t care about who holds Congress – as long as their club of establishment bureaucrats can control/silence the Trump/MAGA/#AmericaFirst representatives (i.e. @RonJohnsonWI @mattgaetz @RepMTG), they don’t want more (Lake, Walker, etc.)
— Mark_4America (@Mark_4America) November 11, 2022
Old leadership needs to go. They clearly do not represent the values of America first conservatives. They’ve demonstrated that time & again so why keep giving them more opportunities to let us down?
— suzanne pickens (@sbp5909) November 11, 2022
Mitch has to go. He represents all that is wrong with DC
— Micky Dasenbrock (@SavageLadyhawke) November 11, 2022
The rinos are on the side of their donors. They never cared one iota about the ‘will of the people’ and even less for their base.
— dorothy108 (@dorothyjyotisi) November 11, 2022
As to the tweet immediately above, therein lies a problem for the GOP, with the typos in the original. “The rinos [Republicans in Name Only] are on the side of their donors. They never cared one iota about the “will of the people” and even less for their base.”
Yes!!!! @marcorubio and you need to rally the troops and send a clear message to McConnell that the GOP is no longer the “go along to get along” party it has been for the past 5 decades.
— Beau M. (@BeauMcKay6) November 11, 2022
But Senator Rubio, who himself attacked Trump in 2016 – apparently acting on behalf of the ‘donor’ class Establishment wing of the GOP – has seemingly pivoted toward the America First, Americans First “populist” wing of the party.
That is the segment of the Republican brand that has been growing. The appeal to the working class, middle class and retires vs. the former acceptance of big corporate interests is what is setting the new GOP apart from the Bush presidents one and two era iterations.
If #Florida can count 7.5 million ballots in 5 hours how can it take days for some states to count less than 2 million?
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 9, 2022
Those are the voters and candidates that have attracted a new breed of ‘fighting’ Republican candidates who appear to be willing to take on the donor class, the swamp of Washington, D.C., and the underlying problems that have been eroding away at the American Dream for far too many years.
While not all Democratic voters are “woke” or leftists, many clearly are on board with the pro-abortion policies that drove millions of their party’s supporters to vote during the 2022 midterms.
Democrats and RINO (Establishment) Republicans are not so far apart in practice. McConnell may well have saved the U.S. from having a Supreme Court Justice Merrick Garland (who now heads Biden’s Department of Justice instead). But that’s how the Establishment game is played. The GOP base (or the Democratic Party base) are tossed an occasion bone. The base cheers, but meanwhile the corrupt pay-to-play system rocks on with lining the pockets of the politically connected with contracts or policies that help donors but harm their competitors. That’s near the heart of crony capitalism’s woes for most Americans.
It isn’t the Democrats vs. the Republicans.
Rather, it is all about the donor class and their political front men (and women) vs. the interests of the vast majority of the American people. Look no further than Warren Buffett to see the truth of that in his own words.
There are reasons for hope that some of the corrupt, self-serving and/or inept leadership on the Republican side can be fixed.
There are some crowing over the stunning rise in the margin of victory from Governor Ron DeSantis in 2022 vs. the narrow win achieved in 2018. But as the vote total and percentage data, per left-leaning NBC News on 11.12.2022 indicates, there are Republican candidates for governor that won by an even wider margin of victory. For instance, Gov. Kristi Noem (SD-R) as of the time shown reportedly had 62% of the total vote. Gov. William ”Bill” Byron Lee (TN-R) earned some 64.9% of his state’s total vote. In that context, while the swing for Gov. DeSantis up to 59.4% of the vote in 2022 from his prior squeaker victory in 2018 is a smaller margin of victory than several of his Republican gubernatorial colleagues.
That said, a Republican is the governor of very left-leaning Vermont, home of leftist Senator Bernie Sanders (VT-self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist). Republican governors have found ways to be victorious in conservative states as well as states viewed just a few years ago as swing or ‘purple’ states. Note: for a larger version of this graphic below, click the image and follow the prompts (see instructions below the graphic).
For those who have expressed concerns or even despair to MHProNews in the wake of the predicted ‘red wave’ that appears to be more of a ripple, there is evidence for hope for even better outcomes in 2024. Several states tightened up their election procedures since 2020. DeSantis led Florida and Gov Brian Kemp (GA-R) led Georgia were among them. Both handily beat their Democratic rivals.
A search via Google on 11.13.2022 at 12:57 PM for “campaign cash for both candidates Marco Rubio vs. Val Demings senate race” revealed no clear result, but that same search on Freespoke.com yielded a report on right-leaning Breitbart. Per Breitbart on 11.10.2022: “With over 95 percent of the vote in early Wednesday, Demings was losing by well over one million votes. Losing 41.3 percent to Rubio’s 57.7 percent, she garnered 3,197,133votes to the Republican’s 4,469,883 as of Thursday morning.
In other words, the Democrat blew tens of millions of dollars on a race that was not even close.
According to NBC, “Demings raised $73 million to Rubio’s $47 million, according to their most recent campaign finance reports, and she outspent him on TV ads:”
I’d like to personally thank Val Demmings for setting $70 million plus on fire to lose by like 15 points.
That was the Dems TOP RECRUIT GANG! pic.twitter.com/5gPcSGG5zu
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) November 9, 2022
Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) massively outraised and outspent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) — Demings took in a $70 million haul — yet NBC has already called the race for Rubio just shortly after all polls closed. A big defeat for big money in politics. pic.twitter.com/oGovqOPxUN
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 9, 2022
That is one of several similar pieces of evidence that the 2022 midterm outcomes, while still muddled due in part to slow vote counts in states like Arizona and Nevada has yielded an impressive victory in a state that was considered a purple or ‘battleground’ state in 2020.
Give the Democratic Party and their often-leftist billionaires, big corporate, big PACs and nonprofit machine their due. Agree or not with their tactics, Democrats have been building their political machine for decades in some big states such as California and New York. Given that some House races appear to have flipped in blue states from Democratic to Republican representation, that too is an indication for a possibly brighter future in 2024.
The Daily Caller, in a search via Freepoke, said: “Republicans are projected to win the popular vote for the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections as states continue counting ballots, according to Cook Political Report” which noted that this was a “…Reversal [in prior national voting trends, Republicans Set To Win National Popular Vote.”
Books have and will be written about the 2020 electoral contest and more will be published comparing 2020 with 2022. To keep this report as focused yet accurate as possible, progress was made on several fronts. This is despite what former Democrat and former CNN reporter turned WMAL pundit Chris Plante calls the left’s political “information dominance.” In his often witty and satirical mode, Plante makes his Monday-Friday at 9 AM to noon Eastern case that Democrat support are found in entertainment, broadcast TV talk shows, as well as what is called ‘the news.’ Furthermore, Democrats enjoy “information dominance” in big tech and social media. This is no secret; it has been known for years.
But just as there are several search choices now that are less biased than Google, not just Freespoke, there are several social media platforms that have been created that someday may challenge the dominance of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Communist Chinese owned TikTok. Gab, Parler, Gettr, Rumble, and Trump’s Truth Social are among them. What is apparently necessary is for more conservatives and independent thinkers to adopt their use in lieu of those platforms that habit and the left’s “information dominance” has forged over time, often with governmental support. Since our report, linked below, was published more evidence of just how extensive these connections are have emerged. They are part of what should be on the radar of MAGA/America First Republicans, who need to stop taking pot shots at each other and focus their common fire on the real enemies within our land.
No one person can get the credit for these developments. It took the vision, investment, and efforts of thousands of souls who have attracted millions of followers. Some are making money in their respective projects for breaking the death-grip that the left has been allowed to forge, often despite apparent antitrust or other legal violations.
Despair, loss of hope, and giving up are never the answer to difficult battles.
While Biden’s and his handlers’ methods, messaging, paltering/projecting, phony promise tactics are to be decried, Biden is quite right about this being a battle for the “soul of America.”
The faux Catholic (CINO – Catholic in Name Only) Biden stands against many of the core teachings of the runaway largest Christian Church on the planet. Consistently sound Catholic and other Christian messaging or teaching arguably needs a shakeup when prominent members of churches go against their respective religious bodies core beliefs.
Using Catholics as the example for the moment, CINO Nancy Pelosi, CINO Joe Biden are two prominent examples of leaders who might have been publicly barred from Communion years ago. Decades of lax teaching on what is Godly behavior de facto provided cover to politicos and leaders that took advantage of that trend. Be it fear of the loss of nonprofit status or whatever the motivations may be for religious leaders, watering-down traditional sources effectively strengthens the left and weakens the right.
What author and documentary film producer Trevor Loudon revealed after years of research is that in politics and religion, the left has infiltrated both realms with what he called “The Enemies Within.” Loudon’s The Enemies Within produced in 2015 named candidates like Joe Biden, who many considered to be a “moderate” Democrat. Loudon knew better 5 years before the 2020 campaign. Loudon has since made videos that probe this issue in the religious realm too.
Those two linked flashback reports above are among several such found on our platforms. They revealed years in advance of the events in 2020, 2021, and 2022 how our current economic and political malaise has been fueled by stealthy leftists like Biden and several of his fellow Democrats. Loudon and other researchers were proven to be prescient. MHProNews reporting on his work served as examples of how separating the wheat from the chaff must occur in every aspect of life. Some examples of that from the left follow.
The fact that numbers of lifelong Democrats, leftists, and liberals have broken with “their” party publicly on several issues is another cause for hope. Some of these voices are doing the research that helps lead the charge for changing minds and winning hearts… and possibly souls too.
To circle back to a point made above. Distress among normally left-leaning voters has risen in 2021 and 2022. The policy-driven causes of inflation are potential fertile ground to bring even more left-leaning voters into the fold of Americans who better grasp what has gone wrong in the U.S. and who want to fix what bothers voters in both major parties.
Those voices like those quoted above from among those progressives, leftists, liberals, and Democrats demonstrate the opportunities ahead. There is more common ground now than some may believe. Whatever the misses and fumbles that have been clarified by the 2022 midterms, there was authentic progress in growing the fold that wants to “Save America” and that wants to protect the American Dream.
All such factors should bring thinkers and doers back to the vexing question of Republican leaders such as Trump and DeSantis. In no particular order of importance are the following observations.
- Give Trump his due. When it comes to minority outreach, Trump helped lead the charge when many ‘Establishment” Republican leaders were okay or resigned to the status quo of Democratic Party domination of those areas. Hispanics and Blacks are steadily migrating to more conservative political views that may align more closely with their spiritual values. To be clear, Trump was not the only leader doing so. Many have been working on that for years. That said, Trump’s disruptive methods helped draw more attention to the issue. That laid the groundwork for efforts that others like Gov. DeSantis have translated into hundreds of thousands of new registered Republicans. That has coaxed more independents (such as this writer) to increasingly vote Republican.
- This bigger and more muscular Republican Party that has produced candidates like Kari Lake who might have won more contests in 2022 if Establishment RINOs like Mitch McConnell (KY-R) were not more interested in their own power and insider benefits. Some of those contests may yet be won, and while important, that’s not entirely clear at this time and isn’t essential for the thesis of this factual and evidence-based report and analysis.
- While some of Trump’s picks failed to win key House, Senate, or gubernatorial races (an often talked about result is the battleground states like Pennsylvania or Michigan), at least some of the responsibility for that was arguably a misallocation of resources by figures like Senator Mitch McConnell (KY-R). With a tweaked approach, Tudor Dixon could have won in Michigan, even though the margin of incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (MI-D) seems wide. The evidence for that is found in deep blue states, as well as swing states, were good showings or apparent Congressional House and state-based victories demonstrate that muscular GOP candidates have and can win.
- Those bolder and better messaging GOP candidates are often found among Trump’s ‘class’ of candidates. Again, that’s another reason to give deposed President Trump his due.
- There is no doubt that some Republicans are frustrated with Trump. At the candidate or party level, some of that ‘frustration’ can be traced back to donors that are more Establishment (meaning, pro-donor class and their ‘special interests’) than they are MAGA or America First, Americans First populists. This platform warned against now popular Gov. Glenn Younkin before he became the GOP nominee in his state of Virginia. Younkin is ex-Carlyle. Think of the parallel between Younkin and Senator Mitt Romney (UT-R). Romney’s career is also a product of the problematic segment of the private equity system. Numbers of serious Mormons are frustrated with Romney, just as tradition-minded Catholics decry Biden or Pelosi, or conservative Jews denounce Charles “Chuck” Schumer (NY-D).
- These are examples that more grassroots work needs to be done. They are examples that authentic progress has been achieved. While someone else might have done some of this besides Trump, it was Trump who in fact did much of the doing. This is why his voter base is so deep. His “Promises Made, Promises Kept” mantra earned voter loyalty that resulted in millions of more votes for him in 2020 than he obtained in 2016.
It would be a mistake to think that Republicans can win without that base of Trump-Republicans.
That noted, for those who may think that dispensing with Trump will lead to a DeSantis or some other Republican victory in 2024 – those perhaps well-intentioned people aren’t paying close enough attention.
DeSantis, for all of the positives he brings to the table, is going to face the same onslaught from the left as Trump has endured since 2015. So would any other conservative or “America First” candidate.
One doesn’t need to look long to find old YouTube videos of people from the left praising Trump before 2015. NBC didn’t want to lose their ratings star Trump from The Apprentice. But once Trump quit the show to run for the White House, NBC and the left-leaning political machine attacked Trump with a vengeance.
Those same left-leaning corporate, media, big tech, big money backed nonprofits, unions, and billionaires are already gearing up and doing battle with DeSantis. Be it Trump, DeSantis or whomever the right puts up for 2024, they will face the same intense attacks that Trump has endured. This below from the so-called ‘Republican’ Lincoln Project is but one of many examples that could be given as to what lies ahead.
Don’t be fooled. DeSantis is a more polished, but equally evil, version of Trump.https://t.co/gaQ5j3nVs7
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 12, 2022
What DeSantis and other candidates like Governor Kristi Noem (SD-R) demonstrate is that conservative candidates can win and can win by large margins.
Just as Trump has been preparing in the primaries to select “America First” or MAGA candidates, DeSantis came up with a list of local races in Florida to support earlier in the 2022 election cycle. Both had good-to-strong won-loss records. Then note that Democratic super-star President Barack Obama famously lost over 1000 state and local seats nationally while in office. As the UK Daily Mail said: “What the Democrats don’t want you to know: Party lost more than 1,030 seats in state legislatures, governor’s mansions and Congress during Barack Obama’s presidency.” By comparison to Obama, Trump is a rock star that attracts larger crowds despite being banned by much of the left-leaning mainstream and social media.
Trump’s ego is apparently at times an issue, as even some of his loyal supporters will acknowledge. His ability to deliver sharp elbows is unquestioned. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is but one of many candidates in the 2015-2016 election cycle that Trump dispatched, despite Bush having far more money behind his campaign. Is that what DeSantis supporters want to see happen if party unity fails to materialize?
Additionally, Trump has demonstrated on the global stage a presence and effectiveness that no other Republican can claim. North Korea was quieted during Trump’s term in office. Russia’s Vladmir Putin grabbed Crimea during the Obama-Biden administration and invaded Ukraine during the PINO Biden-Harris regime’s reign. Communist China was being brought to heel under Trump. Chinese Communist leader Xi is testing Taiwan, regional, and U.S. resolve under Biden. Biden is apparently a compromised and corrupt public official, if one pays attention to factual items brought forward by the ’based on a true story’ My Son Hunter and numerous exposes from a range of media.
Trump and DeSantis will obviously do whatever they do. But in a more perfect world, the two should publicly make peace swiftly. They should both go to Georgia and campaign for Herschel Walker in that December 2022 runoff election for what may be a pivotal U.S. Senate seat. Even if Republicans don’t win the gavel in the Senate, not losing ground would be important for 2024 when Democrats will be defending more Senate seats than Republicans will. Per left-leaning Politico, “Of the 33 Senate seats up for election next term, 23 are held by Democrats.”
Before the recent dust-ups between Trump and DeSantis, there was talk of DeSantis taking the VP slot in a Trump 2024 run. That may be one of several ways to patch things up and create a best of both worlds’ possible outcome. But that should happen sooner than later, if it is to be at all.
Trump is known as someone who doesn’t demand ‘yes’ men (or women) around him. Despite the evidence-based questions about the 2020 election, and some emerging from the 2022 midterms in certain states, Trump is a proven vote-getter. Should he find ways to tone down rhetoric that turns off suburban women, among others? Yes. Are there other changes that are possible and potentially useful? Yes. But it is an illusion to think that if DeSantis magically defeated Trump in the 2024 nomination contest that he would win in the general election. The smarter move politically would be for the two to collaborate with Trump at the top of the ticket. Perhaps 2 or 3 years into Trump’s potential second term in the White House, Trump might step down and let DeSantis take the reins in time for a DeSantis run in 2028.
Prudent and prayerful souls who truly want to “Save America” – as the Trump Rallies have been dubbed – ought to hope for something along those lines.
That noted, a source with good information and connections has told MHProNews that conservatives need to be less personality driven and more principles driven. That’s 1000 percent true. And if Trump and DeSantis are people of principles, and millions think that they are, they should spend their energy and political capital working together. It wouldn’t hurt Trump to mutter some form of ‘pardon me’ for remarks that could have best gone unsaid about DeSantis. That’s coming from an politically independent writer that voted for both men twice.
Why does this tussle over who will be at the top of the 2024 GOP ticket matter to affordable housing seekers and manufactured home professionals?
Because Democrats have been in charge for two years now and for much of the 8 years under Obama-Biden. Biden’s proven that mere words don’t house people. Despite big talk, Biden’s housing policies have hurt Americans, as even left-leaning media sources such as USA Today and CNN have had to admit.
This writer’s circle of contacts and inputs runs the full gamut of political, religious, ethnic, age, income, and other ‘identity groups.’ Some of them would – and do – take issues with MHProNews/MHLivingNews editorial perspectives.
That said, it should be all about the facts, evidence, authentic moral values, pragmatic, and applied common sense. Victories can be won without resorting to dirty politics, which only serves to turn voters off and which would thus tend to help deep pocket backed Establishment candidates in both major parties.
If anyone has the chutzpah and cojones to do what is needed that may be found in the ‘better angels’ in Trump’s and DeSantis’ natures. They could prove to be a difficult to beat team that could once elected. The two could tackle ‘draining the swamp’ of Washington, D.C., and American politics for real. Because the corruption of American politics under Biden and his Democratic allies is arguably at an epic level that may not be understood by millions until after he and his cronies are lawfully ousted from office.
Part of their platforms ought to be a serious antitrust effort. Because at the end of the day, much of what has been corrupted in American politics traces back to the big donor class and their so-called special interests. That is where common ground can be found with millions of Democrats, millions of more independents and minor party supporters, plus the vast majority of an increasingly MAGA Republican party. Candidates willing and able to make the case for principled conservativism could pave the way to a rebirth of the American Dream.
That just happens to be a useful point to segue into our MHVille headlines for the week in review.
For new visitors who aren’t familiar with modern manufactured homes, the photo collage below may be an eye opener.
Don’t miss today’s postscript.
With no further adieu, here are the headlines for the week that was from 11.6 to 11.13.2022
What’s New on MHLivingNews
What’s the Latest News from Washington, D.C. from MHARR
What’s New on the Masthead
What’s New on the Words of Wisdom from Tim Connor, CSP
What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews
While MHProNews and our sister site have steadily evolved since this platform was launched in mid-October 2009, the belief in core principles that are good for consumers, good for honest business professionals, and can save taxpayers big bucks will increasing potentially intergenerational wealth creation has never wavered. At the core of what’s gone wrong in the U.S.A. is a three-letter word, S.I.N. Any discussion of sin may not be popular to some, but it is the Gospel truth. Once sin and its opposite – Godly, inspired virtue – are considered, much of what has gone wrong and how to make it right comes into focus.
Trump is among those who complained that the system is rigged. Several Democrats have too. But some of the donor class and related nonprofits, PACs, media, and other support to Establishment Democrats and Establishment Republicans have talked about the need for antitrust action but have failed to deliver on it. Even PINO Biden has talked about the woes caused by consolidation in America, but as is all too common, that is all that it was – talk.
Paltering and projecting must be thoroughly taught to the upcoming generations of Americans, as the brazen Biden attempt to buy votes with the young saddled with student debt is an example of how corrupt promises can lead to a disappointing conclusion. Predictable, constitutionally speaking, but still disappointing to those who voted for Democrats based on this blatant vote-buying scheme.
For the American Dream to be restored the clarity of understanding provided by the late Senator John Sherman (OH-R) is needed. As left-leaning Wikipedia puts it: “John Sherman was a politician from Lancaster, Ohio during the American Civil War and into the late nineteenth century. A member of the Republican Party, he served in both houses of the U.S. Congress. He also served as Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State.” Sherman grasped how deep pockets could corrupt American business and thus politics. He was the ‘father’ of what became the core of U.S. antitrust law.
Link Trump’s antitrust chief understood the history of antitrust. He was pressing big tech, which may help explain part of the motivation behind big tech’s big support for Biden. MAGA/America First supporters can’t simply support any and all types of business practices, because among those giants in business are apparent antitrust violations. They wield enormous power in the U.S. They have for decades. While at times they work to mask their power, or to appear philanthropic, their philanthropy routinely supports their interests. Their philanthropy is a form of power dubbed philanthro-feudalism.
One then ought to fast-forward to leftist billionaire Warren Buffett and his longtime leftist associate, Charles “Charlie” Munger. While they too paltered and projected, they made some rather candid admissions in July 2021 in a longform CNBC video interview.
Buffett buddy, and another CINO who is a billionaire comfortable with backing fascist leftists is William “Bill” Gates III. A key Gates quote is found in the 500-word op-ed below, courtesy of WND Newscenter to MHProNews.
The solution to Big Tech and the oligarchs
Readers offer views on government regulation, vote fraud, cultural division
Anyone who thinks Big Tech will be reined in by regulations has not been paying close attention. The following cases exposed years of documented corporate, regulatory and accounting failures. They spotlight massive corruption and mainstream media misses.
· VW “Diesel-Gate”
· Bernard “Bernie” Madoff
· Lehman Brothers
· Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (Government Sponsored Enterprises/GSEs).
Collectively, that list involved hundreds of billions of dollars in losses by investors. Various types of fraud, corruption and deception occurred. Because taxpayers and the broader economy were impacted by Lehman Brothers and GSEs housing-finance scandals, those cost Americans trillions of dollars.
John Kenneth Galbraith said: “Regulatory bodies, like the people who comprise them … become, with some exceptions, either an arm of the industry they are regulating or senile.” Bingo.
Modern robber barons are dominating information and capital. Cold Fusion’s documentary about the Theranos’ scandal observed: “It’s the illusionary effect where if you repeat a lie enough times people start to believe it, especially if you have credible names surrounding the product.”
Problematic products are from corrupt companies.
Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes is shown with then Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama. In the massive Enron scandal, Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling are shown with then President George W. Bush (R). Those establishment politicians are sufficient to make the point of the “illusionary effect” of “repeating a big lie enough times” when “credible names” are involved.
Harry Markopolos and his colleagues spent years trying to get public officials and mainstream media to expose the massive Bernie Madoff fraud they knew existed. Forbes says Madoff losses may have exceeded $50 billion.
Other regulatory failures are hiding in plain sight. The New York Times quoted Warren Buffett: “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”
Buffett’s “class” profited wildly in the 2008 and 2020 economic upheavals. How? CNBC quoted billionaire Bill Gates: “I didn’t even want to meet Warren because I thought, ‘Hey this guy buys and sells things, and so he found imperfections in terms of markets, that’s not value added to society, that’s a zero-sum game that is almost parasitic.'”
The CDC defines parasitic: “A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host.”
Buffett said, “The most important thing for me is figuring out how big a moat there is around a business. What I would love, of course, is a big castle and a big moat with piranhas and crocodiles.”
When carefully examined, these oligarchs and their businesses employ “parasitic” “moat” and “sabotage monopoly” methods. They create a slow-motion monopoly of various markets. Experts like James Schmitz say monopolies “inflict great harm on low- and middle-income Americans.”
The solution? Enforce existing laws. Break these pernicious giants up. They cause social, economic and moral harm. Once broken up, watch the economy and America soar. ##
L. A. “Tony” Kovach
That letter to the WND editor was dated May 11, 2021. Since that was published, Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes has been convicted. The system can work.
But it will take women and men with the courage to speak truth to power and who are willing and able to articulate precisely what has gone wrong with America in order to make it right by all that is good in America.
Whether or not if Trump and DeSantis patch up whatever is occurring behind the scenes, which might be nothing more than egos at work, Americans must get to root issues. Politicians who aspire to high office seem to have an ample supply in the ego department. This writer and MHProNews has at times had to editorially admit past errors, such as trusting MHI. Time, evidence, and experience revealed that MHI appear to be nothing more than a “smoke and mirrors,” “deception and misdirection,” paltering and self-praising preening machine that operate for the benefit of their deep pocket backers.
Which brings us back to the nation’s and our professions current woes and arguably avoidable limitations. Democratic political leaders are well in the hands of deep pockets. Even a search of left-leaning Google produces headlines that demonstrate that point.
Some in the GOP are in the grasp of special interests too, think Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY-R). To be accurate, there are some deep pockets behind Trump and DeSantis, but they may not ‘own’ them the way that the donor class ‘owns’ RINOs and all too many DINOs.
It isn’t just manufactured housing that has been sabotaged, as researcher James A. “Jim” Schmitz Jr. has noted in reports published in recent years. Near the heart of the problems are the various ways the system has been rigged to line the pockets of the donor class through government contracts, grants to nonprofits that they fund, tax incentives, and the like.
Restoring a moral vision can’t be done by government. Faith leaders must do that, but politicians can be part of that process.
America may fall even deeper into the modern feudalism that has been forming for years and has been choking off much of the potential for our Republic.
Thus, whoever leads the GOP, and hopefully whoever among the Democrats has the guts to take on the depth of corruption in that major party will have to be willing to ‘march into hell’ for a heavenly cause. They should name names, as that 500-word letter to WND did. They should call out those who have manipulated and robbed their fellow Americans of the Dream that still attracts millions, some legally, but even more illegally under PINO Biden’s broken U.S.-Mexican border.
Only understanding and then acting on the truth can set us free. That must be the path ahead. There is work to do. The fascist left never sleeps. Neither should honest Americans who are increasingly ready to fight day by day to restore the Dream and to punish the guilty who have corrupted and manipulated that dream. Antitrust, RICO, and other laws stand at the ready to be deployed. But honest leaders with courage and vision need to step up to the plate and finish the job that Trump began.
Trump said so much that proved correct. Objectively viewed, he produced results for millions.
Now, what is needed is for the deposed and battle-tested 45th President of the United States (POTUS) to recall his own words from 2021. Then, those words should be put into action by mending fences, learning the needed lessons, and then pushing ahead.
— The Christian Post (@ChristianPost) December 23, 2021
Trump delivered on more “Promises Made, Promises Kept” than any U.S. President in decades. Trump therefore merits being excused if he acted inappropriately with respect to DeSantis. But Trump and DeSantis need to figure out how to work together for the good of We the People. Because if they squabble, the powers that be will only rejoice if Trump and DeSantis fail to pull together politically and morally to “Save America” under the guiding mantle of the One Who alone can truly save us all. ###
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.com.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship and earned numerous awards in history and in manufactured housing.
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