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search-1.jpgCOMMON SENSE: Many of the current issues, like repealing and replacing ObamaCare, are complex and not easy to understand. Other issues, like confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch, are easily comprehended. You have seen him and listened to how fair-minded and articulate he is. Brilliant, he is the epitome of what a judge should be.
 
Yet, Minority Leader Chuck Shumer intends to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination—not because he isn’t qualified, but because the Democrats do not want President Trump to have a judge on the Supreme Court. Schumer’s strategy is simple to understand, and it demonstrates the Democrats’ singular purpose—to impede and obstruct anything and everything President Trump does. It doesn’t seem like they will do anything to move this country forward.
 
So be it. Millions of people made their decision to vote for Trump because they wanted him to appoint Conservative Justices, and he has kept his promise. Gorsuch must be confirmed, and we must all remember how vicious and mean-spirited the Democrats have been. In 2018, there are many Democrats up for reelection from Red States. We need to oppose every one of them.
 
Jack Watts

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12573733_828304790628555_5483197664783316735_nCOMMON SENSE: This May, I will pick up a chip from AA for having twenty-five years of continuous sobriety—not bad for an Irishman. During this time, I have seen more people die from alcoholism and drug addiction than you can possibly imagine.
 
It’s always tragic, and I have never gotten used to it. This needless loss is staggering. That President Trump is addressing our problem with opiates, which has become an epidemic, is very encouraging. In the USA, three times more people die from drug overdose than are murdered. This is a sobering statistic.
 
This epidemic isn’t a partisan issue. Drug addiction and alcoholism affect all of us. I’m grateful Trump is using his office, which is the most powerful one in the world, to push back against this major societal issue.
 
Jack Watts

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thCOMMON SENSE: Senate Minority Leader Schumer has called for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devon Nunes to step down. Nunes should not do this—period. To begin with, it’s none of the Senator’s business how the House of Representatives is run. Besides, what is wrong with the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee meeting with the Commander-in-Chief of the United States anyway?
 
Schumer, some House Democrats, and the Progressive mainstream media are calling for Nunes’ ouster because he so effective at what he does. Plus, it diverts attention away from the real issue—the illegal surveillance of President-Elect Trump by Team Obama.
 
All Shumer ever does is whine, complain, and obstruct. I defy anybody to point to one positive thing Shumer has done since he became Minority Leader. Can you think of anything? I sure can’t.
 
It’s time to stop complying with the demands of Shumer and the other Swamp Dwellers like him. Nunes needs to stay. Part of leading is standing up to the obstructionists and saying, “No!”
 

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th-1COMMON SENSE: Although the House of Representatives refused to come together to repeal ObamaCare, President Trump has used his executive authority to dismantle the law’s coercive power. By directing the IRS to not impose any penalties for those who do not have the insurance ObamaCare mandates, Trump has done what Congress has refused to do. Without enforcing the penalty, ObamaCare has become a law that has no authority. It’s like spitting on the sidewalk, which remains against the law, but is never enforced.
 
Also, Trump directed HHS to accept any insurance as valid, which means having catastrophic insurance will suffice. You don’t have to pay for birth control or other things you don’t need. So, ObamaCare is effectively dead, and Trump accomplished it while the media covered the failure of Congress to participate.
Trump has outsmarted them all. Dick Morris has a great piece on it.
 
Jack Watts
 

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neil-gorsuch-donald-trump-supreme-court-nominee-09COMMON SENSE: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has stated he will not vote for Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Instead, Schumer has threatened to filibuster the nomination, even though Gorsuch is definitely qualified to serve.
 
Perhaps this is just payback for Obama’s appointee, Merritt Garland, never having been given an up-or-down vote. Nevertheless, Schumer’s actions are a clear indication that the Senate Democrats intend to obstruct everything President Trump intends to do.
 
So be it. We will just have to move forward without any Democrats supporting Gorsuch. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to act accordingly. Change the rules so that Gorsuch only needs 51 votes, not a super majority of 60. By nominating Gorsuch, Trump has kept his promise to the American people to appoint a Conservative, and we need to make sure Gorsuch is confirmed. According to Obama, “Elections have consequences.” Obama was right.
 
Jack Watts

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th.jpgCOMMON SENSE: There’s no way to sugarcoat this. Yesterday was a fiasco, and I’m not even sure why. Perhaps the healthcare bill was so flawed that we are better off that it was not passed, perhaps not. Here’s the problem: The Republicans said they were competent enough to repeal and replace ObamaCare, which is a disaster, but they weren’t. Even worse, because of this failure, they have broken their promise to the American people and have become equally culpable for ObamaCare.
 
But this isn’t the end of the world. It’s just one defeat. Now, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and continue the fight. We must Drain the Swamp, fix the economy, bolster our military, and move forward. Many will gloat, but that’s okay. We’ll accept our defeat, learn from it, and move forward.
 
Jack Watts

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16508334_10206232700175825_3255171521002844344_nCOMMON SENSE: Today, in Canada, their Parliament is voting to make “Islamaphobia” a crime. So, our northern neighbors, in an effort to codify their politically correct nonsense into law, intend to criminalize calling a spade a spade. If I lived in Toronto instead of Atlanta, I would be guilty of criminal behavior routinely for simply stating the obvious.
 
Thank God for the 1st Amendment and for President Trump, who has consistently stated the truth about Radical Islamic Jihadism. What the Progressives in Ottawa are doing, which is enforcing Totalitarianism of Thought, is exactly what the Progressives in the United States desire to impose on all Americans, but that’s not what we want, is it?
 
Jack Watts

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