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COMMON SENSE: The United States has now gone a record 10 straight years without 3 percent growth in real Gross Domestic Product. Since the 1930s, there is only one ten-year stretch—2006 through 2015—when the annual growth in real GDP never hit 3 percent. By any standard, this period, which includes the entire time of Obama’s Presidency, has been a pitiful performance.
During the last ten years, real annual growth in GDP peaked in 2006 at 2.7 percent. It has never been that high again. The reason why is simple: President Obama’s focus has been upon dismantling America’s means of production, rather than growing it. Under Obama’s leadership, there has been virtually no growth, and Hillary Clinton will do no better. Currently, 94 million people are out of the workforce, the largest number since Jimmy Carter’s failed leadership.
We are currently $19 trillion in debt, which equates to $159,294 per taxpayer. This is up more than $100,000 since Obama took office, which begs the question: Are you $100,000 better off than when he took office? If not, you might want to vote for your own economic best interest, rather than for continuing to squander the wealth America has accumulated for generations.
Change is in order. With 46 million in poverty and 45 million on Food Stamps, we simply cannot afford four more years of Obama’s failed policies. Hillary Clinton would be nothing more than Obama 2.0. So, unless you are a fool or on the dole, vote for someone who has the capacity to generate growth and restore prosperity to the United States of America.

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COMMON SENSE: As a Trump nomination seems increasingly likely, rumors swirl about him naming Newt Gingrich Chief of Staff and Chris Christie to a key cabinet position, perhaps Attorney General. If this is the direction he is headed, getting behind his nomination—if it happens—will be much easier. Having been Speaker of the House and the chief architect for our last balanced budget, Newt would really help get things done. As a prosecutor, Christie’s credentials are solid, and he is fearless.
By letting us know who he would tap for key positions—like a Parliamentarian model—much of the fear behind a Trump Presidency would dissipate, at least for Conservatives. It’s a smart move on his part, and I hope he continues with it.

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COMMON SENSE: Jeb Bush did the right thing getting out of the race. There was no way he was ever going to get traction—not in this election cycle. By dropping out, rather than prolonging the inevitable, he has done a great service to the country. Ben Carson and John Kasich, who trailed Bush in the SC Primary, should do the same thing. By obstinately refusing to face the inevitable—that neither have any chance of winning the nomination—they will be crowning Trump champion, when there are two better, more qualified candidates. Trump probably cannot beat Hillary or The Bern, but Cruz or Rubio can.
 
Why Carson and Kasich remain in the race is a mystery. The only explanation that makes sense is that both are enjoying the limelight, which is self-serving, rather than doing what they say they want to do, which is to serve the American people. Dr. Carson and Gov. Kasich, I implore you, drop out now, before the SEC Primaries. If Trump wins all of these states, which he is positioned to do because you will drain off precious percentage points, you will have accomplished precisely what you say you don’t want to do. And what will you have gained? Just an added ten days of attention. Is it worth it? I don’t think so.
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COMMON SENSE: At this time in 1980, when I was in my Ph.D. program at Emory University studying International Politics, all of my professors and fellow graduate students believed the United States was in irreversible decline. Our economy was stagnant; Iran was making a foul out of us by holding our Embassy staff hostage; and we were being led by an incompetent fool—Jimmy Carter. In other words, the situation then mirrors today’s situation quite well.
 
The Republican Presidential aspirants were bickering, and nobody thought a true conservative like Ronald Reagan, who was consistently described as a “Right-Wing Extremist,” could win the election. It was the opinion of the intellectual elite, in both the press and academia, that to nominate Reagan would hand the election to Carter, which is exactly what they wanted. After all, according to them, Carter had a more realistic viewpoint about America’s prospects for the future. Again, the situation then was a mirror of what we are being told by the intellectuals and Left-Wing media today. They do not believe a true conservative can win the White House, or more accurately, they don’t want one to be victorious.
 
They were wrong then—just as they are wrong now. Reagan was a principled Conservative—a man who ushered in an unprecedented era of prosperity as well as victory in the Cold War. Today, we have at least two candidates capable of doing similar things. Do not believe those who say this isn’t possible.
 
Just as in 1980, when the American people had had enough of incompetence, whining defeatism, and an entitlement mindset, Americans today are fed up with global retreat, a weakened military, corruption, mind-numbing waste, and the idea that America is in irreversible economic decline.
 
We have been a great nation and can be once again—but certainly not under the leadership of Hillary Clinton or The Bern. So, gird your minds for the battle that lies ahead, as we bow our collective knees to Almighty God and take back the country we love, restoring the values of our forefathers—none of whom were Progressives or Muslims.
 
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COMMON SENSE: With the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the 2016 Presidential Election has assumed seismic proportions. Not only will we choose the next President, but we will also determine the direction of the Supreme Court and leadership of the Senate. The House of Representatives is certain to remain in the hands of the Republicans.
 
Senator Mitch McConnell has vowed to not bring any Obama appointee to replace Scalia to the floor of the Senate for a vote. This is a strategy developed into an art form by Harry Reid (D-NV), when he was in charge of the Senate. He blocked every attempt by the Republican House of Representatives to dismantle Obamacare, among other things.
 
Mitch McConnell’s Republican strategy, which is no different than Reid’s for the Democrats, is certain to polarize each side further. When Reid was in charge, the Democrats loved what he did, but they don’t like what McConnell is committed to doing.
 
Crying foul, Democrats like Chuck Shumer, Hillary Clinton, and The Bern are saying that there are consequences to elections and that Obama has a right to appoint whomever he pleases, which he does. He can appoint whoever he pleases, but the Senate has an equal right to not vote on his appointment.
 
Using the same argument that Harry Reid and Obama used, when the Democrats controlled the Senate, Republicans should point out that the consequences of the latest election also have consequences. The Senate flipped from Democratic control, which means the new Senate has the right to Advise & Consent any way it chooses, including blocking any Lame-Duck appointment Obama makes.
 
With many more Republican seats at risk this election than Democrats, the Senate could flip back, further upping the ante for the 2016 election. The entire direction of the country is at stake. Leadership in all three branches of government is at stake, with the outcome clearly in doubt.
 
Will we continue to race toward the Socialist model that has proven to be so destructive to Western Europe, or will we return to the values of our forefathers, which made the United States the strongest and wealthiest nation in the history of the world. The answer will soon be in the hands of the American people, where it should be. My fervent prayer is that people of faith, who embrace traditional values, will turn out in abundance and choose wisely.
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COMMON SENSE: With the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the last active participant from the Reagan Revolution passed into history. Clearly the most brilliant mind on the High Court, with Scalia gone, the balance of power will shift, if an Obama appointment is sustained by the Senate. This simply cannot happen—period!
 
With a large Republican majority in the Senate, it is time for Senator Mitch McConnell to step up and make sure that a lame-duck Obama appointee is not confirmed. Let this appointment be made by the next President. If McConnell folds, which he has done often, we may have to endure aspects of Obama’s twisted Progressivism much longer than necessary.
 
Obviously, holding the Senate remains a high priority for returning America to its Constitutional foundations. We need a Justice committed to the Rule of Law. I do not believe that any Obama appointee will champion the values we hold dear, so brace yourself for a contentious fight over this crucial appointment. Remember, we are fighting for future generations, and it’s a battle we must not lose.
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COMMON SENSE: When former Obama Press Secretary, Jake Carney, said that President Obama wanted Hillary Clinton to win the White House, were you surprised? After all, the Clintons and Obamas hate each other. Michelle Obama calls her Hildabeast.
I wasn’t surprised at all. The reason is simple: With Hillary in the Oval Office, everything done in the darkness will never see the light of day. Thus, the Clintons and Obamas will continue to get away with evil, deceit, and corruption.
If Cruz, Trump, or Rubio become President, their deeds of darkness will be exposed to the light. So, Obama wants Hillary for good reason.

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