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THE POLITICAL WAR OF 2018

Posted by Tim Bryce on September 19, 2018

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– Into the breach we go.

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Back in January, I previewed the midterm elections and predicted this will become a “bloody” political war. Unfortunately, I was right. With just over a month to go, the election gets nastier with each passing day.

As I predicted, every word President Trump says or Tweets is scrutinized by the news media and twisted by the Left. Accuracy in news reporting is a myth. Flagrant lies and misrepresentations abound in order to try and stop Republicans from holding on to the Congress and various State governments.

Everything is politicized, even hurricanes, in fear it might make the president and Republicans look good. Prior to Hurricane Florence’s arrival off the coast of the Carolinas, the media asked the president if the federal government was prepared for the emergency and had they learned anything from Puerto Rico one year earlier. The President responded by saying the government was ready for Florence and, all things considered, did a remarkably good job in supporting Puerto Rico, which took the press aback, claiming it was a disaster instead.

When you consider the location of the island and its poor economic condition, Yes, the federal government did a good job.

People seem to have forgotten that, thanks to the policies of the Democrats, Puerto Rico was on the verge of bankruptcy. It has a horrible reputation for economic responsibility, with billions of dollars in debt, pension obligations they cannot afford to pay, and a dwindling GDP. Consequently, the infrastructure and utilities were not in the best of shape prior to the hurricane, as well as emergency services, requiring major repairs by the federal government.

Then, the president was accused of being insensitive to the deaths in Puerto Rico when he tweeted…

@realDonaldTrump
“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000…”

“…..This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!”
– Donald J. Trump – 9/13/2018

After maintaining for several months that only a handful of people had perished due to hurricanes, the Puerto Rican government raised the death toll unexpectedly to 2,975 in August. Is it a coincidence this news came just before the midterms? Hmm…

In other words, the president makes a good point, yet the media went viral in their condemnation of what he said. This certainly will not be the last instance of twisting his words as we still have over a month to go until the election.

Then there is the outrageous behavior by Senate Democrats to obstruct the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, including an alleged High School sexual misconduct charge reported as a last minute “Hail Mary” designed to stop Mr. Kavanaugh. The candidate categorically and unequivocally denies this allegation, and is backed by many women who have known him for many years. This was nothing more than a last minute smear campaign to besmirch the candidate’s good name.

What this all highlights is this campaign goes well beyond the president to other Republicans running for governor, senate, the House, state assembly, or dog catcher. Using the influence of the media, the Democrats are falsely accusing GOP candidates of racism and other improprieties. Case in point, the attacks on Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis by the media adamantly accusing him of making racist remarks. Actually, he made no such comment at all, this is all concocted by Democrat operatives in the press.

Publications like the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Tampa Bay Times, and many others have lost all sense of honest journalism and have become the marketing arm of the Democrats. The same can be said for CNN, MS-NBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. They have lost their integrity and any semblance of reality. Their job is simple: refute anything and everything the president says, and accuse him of maligning their character when he dares to fight back.

While the press persists in putting down a diversionary smokescreen for the Democrats to hide behind, the economy continues to rebound and the average American prospers. As noted by the the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Republicans possess a far better track record of running state governments, particularly in Florida, yet the media refuses to acknowledge this as it does not fit with their political agenda.

Even the polls are skewed in favor of the Democrats, just as they were in 2016. As they are under control of the Left, it is no small wonder they claim the Democrats are pulling ahead. Their predictions will likely be as bad as they were in 2016. Frankly, the polls do not matter. The best way to determine election outcomes is to study the early-voting and absentee balloting data coming out of the various Secretary of States, Division of Elections. This is how I knew Mr. Trump would clinch Florida in 2016. The polls are worthless.

The Left has gone well beyond simple propaganda and lampooning their opponents and now resort to name calling, identity politics, bullying, rumors and innuendo, slander and libel, lies and deceit, character assassination, race baiting, and bearing false witness. They are unapologetic for it as well, even quite proud of how they have changed the moral fabric of the country. This is what the face of desperation looks like.

In reality, what we are witnessing is the death roll of the Democrats, a party desperate for a win in November. As I mentioned back in January, the Democrats have to win if they ever hope to survive as a party. As such, any lie or deceit is deemed acceptable in order to win at any cost. If you think the press is bad now, you haven’t seen anything like what you are about to see in the last month of the campaign. They have lost their civility and found a home as bottom-dwellers. Sad, very sad.

As for the Republicans, they have to keep their cool and not lower themselves to the level of the Democrats. They need to stick to the facts and sell the financial prosperity and stability they have created.

Since the press will not report anything positive about their party, it is necessary for Republicans to blitz the Internet using such things as social media and e-mail to get the truth out. Unfortunately, social media is controlled by the Democrats and, as such, may be censored. Regardless, it is time for Republicans to be proactive, not reactive, in combating the Socialists. Their biggest mistake would be to underestimate the will of the Left and let them have their say uncontested. If they do this, they deserve to lose.

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

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PRESIDENT OBAMA’S TRUE ECONOMIC RECORD

Posted by Tim Bryce on September 18, 2018

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– No, it is not what he would have us believe.

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Former President Barack Obama was back on the campaign trail recently, less than two years after leaving office. Most former presidents stay out of the fray, but he was called out of mothballs to help elect Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. As such, he took swipes at President Trump’s economic agenda, saying:

“When you hear how great the economy’s doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started.” “Suddenly, Republicans are saying it’s a miracle. I have to kind of remind them, actually, those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016.”
– former President Barack Obama
September 7, 2018

Whenever you study economic trends, there are two fundamental variables, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which reflects production, and unemployment. For the record, how did President Obama do as compared to President Trump?

Gross Domestic Product (GDP):
Under President Obama – In 2016 (his last year in office) – went from 1.5% to 1.8%
Under President Trump – Since taking office in January 2017 – went from 1.8% to 4.2%

Unemployment Rate:
Under President Obama – In 2016 (his last year in office) – went from 4.9% to 4.7%
Under President Trump – Since taking office in January 2017 – went from 4.8% to 3.9%

The economy is not based on the performance of the stock markets, which only reflect confidence in the economy. I have had people ask me, “If the economy is so good, why won’t my portfolio go up?” It never occurs to them they may have invested badly.

There are many other variables that could be examined, such as wages, earnings, consumer confidence, inflation, the prime rate, the national debt, etc., but it is the GDP and unemployment which matter most.

President Obama supervised the recovery from the recession in 2009, one of the slowest on record. So many people were unemployed, they gave up and wouldn’t report their status, which lead to fallacious statistics and caused polling companies, such as Gallup, to define “true” unemployment.

For Mr. Obama to claim responsibility for today’s economic boom is simply fantasy land. If anything, it represents a refutation of his policies. It came about primarily for two reasons: President Trump repealing many of the bureaucratic rules strangling American business, and his reduction of the corporate tax. Consequently, companies were invigorated to invest in their businesses, pay their workers more money, hire more employees, and bring back jobs to America.

Let us not forget what President Obama said in June 2016 at an Indiana town-hall meeting, when asked about Candidate Trump’s promise to kick-start manufacturing jobs in the country:

“Well, how exactly are you going to do that? What exactly are you going to do? There’s no answer to it. He just says, ‘Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well, what, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer.”

According to Bloomberg in March 2018, a rebound in manufacturing has indeed occurred, “Over the past year, according to today’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the sector has added 222,000 jobs, resuming a recovery that had paused in 2015 and 2016 amid strength in the dollar and weakness in the U.S. oil and gas industry.”

Making claims to the contrary is simply nonsense. This is another example of how the Democrats are laying down a smoke screen regarding successful Republican economic policies prior to the midterm elections. It is an act of sheer desperation.

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

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MAYHEM IN THE WHITE HOUSE?

Posted by Tim Bryce on September 12, 2018

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– Fact or fiction?

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The Democrats have a dilemma. They are rapidly approaching the 2018 midterm election and have nothing to offer the American voters other than a Socialist agenda featuring universal health care at an estimated price of $32.5 trillion. They know this will not play well in Poughkeepsie as Americans are not comfortable with Socialism. As such, they are desperately trying to divert attention away from their frailties and attack the president instead, declaring him mentally unstable thereby making him unfit to fulfill his duties.

To this end, the Congress has brought up the concept of impeachment and enactment of the 25th Amendment which would represent nothing less than a coup de tête. The main stream media has also been doing their part by scrutinizing every word the president says, writing fallacious accounts of turmoil in the White House, such as the “anonymous” OpEd piece in the New York Times, and Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” all of which claim senior staffers believe the president has lost his mind and they are operating at odds with him.

First, let’s be clear, this goes well beyond slander and libel, it is playing politics with the Constitution which is recklessly dangerous and could backfire on the Democrats in November, making them even weaker than they already are.

As a first time politician, President Trump’s approach to the job has been unquestionably unorthodox. We saw this in his campaign where he wasn’t afraid to counter-punch his political opponents. His use of Twitter to circumvent the news media and his on-going feud with them is like nothing we have ever seen, nor his blunt negotiating tactics with foreign leaders. The news media was quick to accuse him of alienating our allies and putting us on a path towards war. Of course, this never happened, and we are working to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, we’ve opened a new embassy in the capitol of Israel, and we are now beginning to get better trade deals with other countries.

The left also demeans the president’s accomplishments, such as the rising Gross Domestic Product, lowering unemployment, the influx of jobs from reduced taxes and bureaucratic red tape, economic prosperity, more secure borders, a re-galvanized military, and reforms to the VA. Next up, attacking the budget deficit. All of this is immaterial to the Democrats who declare him crazy in order to lay down a smoke screen to divert the public’s attention. In a way, it is like the scene in the movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” where the Wizard says, “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”

If President Trump is truly as mad as the Democrats claim, and I do not agree with their premise, than this country needs more of this madness in our government. The left’s disapproval of his character is nothing more than an expression of how out of touch they are with the well-being of the country. Whether you like President Trump’s character or not, you cannot deny his results orientation. It is his success that unnerves the Democrats as they realize the public is becoming more cognizant of his accomplishments. Hence, they demean his deeds and falsely paint a picture there is helter-skelter in the White House.

Think about it, the President is fighting not only the Democrats, but the news media, left-wing radicals, Never-Trumpers, and federal bureaucrats (the legendary “deep state”). Despite all this, he is winning. Not surprising, Independents and moderate Democrats are turning away from the New party of Socialist Democrats and gravitating to Republican candidates. The outcome of the November election will either show the tactics of the Democrats are effective, or the party will be in disarray.

As Trump says at his rallies, “It is a lot easier to act presidential than to do what I do.” Sounds crazy, right?

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

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MR. TRUMP’S ECONOMIC PLAY BOOK

Posted by Tim Bryce on August 16, 2018

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– This is an important lesson for ALL Republican candidates.

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At a recent Trump Rally in Tampa, the president put on a clinic for Republican candidates going into the midterm elections. Basically, he is selling prosperity or, to paraphrase an expression from Jerry Maguire, “Show them the money!” More than anything, it is the booming economy that will drive voters in the Fall. If I heard the president correctly, the Mueller probe has essentially burned itself out, the visceral rhetoric of the left is a turnoff to Independents, and the Democrats have nothing to offer except for socialism, higher taxes, and more crime resulting from unprotected borders. It is the economy though, which people seem to grasp, thereby providing more jobs, and allowing workers to earn more money. This is an important lesson for all Republican candidates, be it for Congress, state, county or municipal office.

The only problem is, the Republicans are not properly selling the economy to voters, which is why the president found it necessary to show candidates how to do it. At all of his recent rallies (Tampa, Wilkes-Barre, and Ohio), the people grasped his message and relished the changes Mr. Trump enumerated, such as:

– The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has risen to 4.1%
– There are 3.7 million new jobs since he took office.
– Unemployment is down to 3.9%.
– African-American and Hispanic unemployment is at the lowest levels in history.
– The unemployment rate for Women is at the lowest level in 65 years.
– 3.5 million Americans are off of food stamps.
– The tax cuts have put more money in people’s pockets and causing businesses to reinvest in the United States.
– Oil production is high.
– For the first time ever, America has become an exporter of Natural Gas.
– The country will soon be the largest energy producer.
– The Trade Deficit was falling.

Mr. Trump is correct when he claims this will get better if we secure better trade deals. Even though he has been chipping away at it, the total U.S. trade deficit in 2017 was $566 billion, importing $2.895 trillion of goods and services while exporting $2.329 trillion. The deficit is still higher than in 2013 when it was $478 billion. Currently, the United States is the third largest exporter, but if the president can renegotiate trade deals to reduce tariffs, this could ignite the economy even further.

Some people pooh-pooh Mr. Trump’s efforts claiming, “He inherited this upswing from President Obama,” a notion they have learned from the main stream news media. The reality is, in 2015 the GDP was 2.9%, and in 2016, Mr. Obama’s last year, it was 1.6%. In terms of unemployment, Mr. Obama ended his term of office at 4.9% for the year. Lastly, more people were on food stamps under the Obama administration than any other time in our history.

The president’s detractors conveniently overlook how he was wooing business even before his inauguration. They also forget his cutting the red tape of government bureaucracy, thereby freeing companies to go to work.

So, President Trump’s lesson to Republican candidates is simple, this era will be remembered as the “good old days” in terms of the economy. Years from now, people will talk about this period as the go-go years for business. He made it clear, this should be of paramount importance to Republican campaign efforts.

Aside from the economy, the second most important subject he stressed at the Wilkes-Barre rally was immigration. He recognizes most law-abiding citizens want secured borders, not just to stop illegal immigration, but to curb the flow of criminals, drugs and human trafficking.

Aside from some unexpected natural or man-made disaster, from now until the election in November, watch for Republicans to focus on the economy. Knowing this, the Democrats will try to lay down a smokescreen to distract people from the economy. If GOP candidates can keep voters focused on their economic success, they should have little problem winning in the Fall.

Thus ends the president’s lesson.

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

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IS CNN “THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE”?

Posted by Tim Bryce on August 3, 2018

BRYCE ON POLITICS & THE MEDIA

– Jim Acosta is angry over his recent treatment at Trump rallies.

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It began at the Trump Rally this past Tuesday in Tampa. I was covering the rally as part of the press corps for News Talk Florida. A sizable crowd was on hand and, as is customary, the attendees and media had to wait for a couple of hours for President Trump to take the podium. To fill the time, news reporters wrote their columns and the television media made brief on-air reports, including Jim Acosta of CNN, a well known adversary to this administration.

Seeing Mr. Acosta begin to make his live report, the crowd turned around towards the camera, waved their Trump signs and began to chant “CNN sucks” as well as “USA” and “Trump.” As more people began to notice what was going on, they joined in and their voices grew louder and louder. So much so, Mr. Acosta was forced to curtail his report. This happened not just once, but at least two times.

The next day, the White House correspondent was interviewed on CNN and was visibly upset with the heckling in Tampa, whining, “It felt like we weren’t in America anymore,” and portrayed himself as a victim.

Some reports claimed President Trump had instigated the verbal attack on Mr. Acosta. This is simply not true as it happened long before Mr. Trump took the stage.

He also claimed the media worried about their safety. Frankly, the only person singled out by the crowd was Mr. Acosta during his report. Nobody cared about him when the camera was turned off. No other member of the media was addressed, other than a member of the press asking an attendee a question.

This is evidently a common occurrence with Mr. Acosta as it has happened at other events. Bottom-line, the Trump supporters know who Mr. Acosta is and are acutely aware of his adversarial relationship with the president, which they do not appreciate.

Pursuant to this, in Thursday’s press conference, Mr. Acosta persisted in asking the press secretary, Sarah Sanders, if the Trump administration considered the media, “The enemy of the people.” Although she dodged the question, she claimed to be offended by the attacks by the press on her personally.

Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter issued a statement that, No, she didn’t consider the media as an enemy of the people. This caused President Trump to Tweet on Thursday, “They asked my daughter Ivanka whether or not the media is the enemy of the people. She correctly said no. It is the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people!”

It is no secret the public no longer trusts the media, reaching incredible lows. Republicans and independents generally regard it as an organ of the Democrats.

When there is any push back to a story in the press, particularly by the president, they claim foul. Ever since the beginning of his candidacy, Mr. Trump knew he wasn’t liked by the press, which is typical for most Republican presidents. Unlike his predecessors though who simply took the abuse, Mr. Trump is not afraid to return fire which annoys the press to no end, claiming he is being “unpresidential.” He refutes this comment by saying, “It is a lot easier to act presidential than to do what I do,” a reference to his results orientation.

Sitting there as a member of the press, I was asked my opinions on various subjects. Inevitably, the first question asked was, “Are you with CNN?” After I assured them I was not, they asked some rather interesting questions about the media and politics in general.

Basically, I think CNN’s Jim Acosta is getting a small taste of his own medicine, and certainly doesn’t like it. Somehow he believes he should be exempted from criticism. The heckling he receives at the Trump rallies is a result of his own doing. He has gone out of his way to irritate the administration and certainly doesn’t come across as “fair and balanced.” Supporters of the president recognize this and treats him accordingly.

Somehow I am reminded of the old saying, “If you cannot stand the heat…”

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

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TRUMP SEALS THE DEAL FOR DeSANTIS

Posted by Tim Bryce on August 1, 2018

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– The President campaigns for Republicans running for office.

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TAMPA, FL (Aug 1, 2018) – President Donald J. Trump paid a visit to Tampa Bay yesterday to campaign for Republican candidates. He held a rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds which was attended by an estimated 7,000 people and a sizable press corps. The president is no stranger to the Tampa Bay area, having held four rallies here in 2016 when running for president. He understands the importance of Florida as a swing state which helped elect him to office. As such, he wants to keep the state red.

This was my fourth rally which I covered for News Talk Florida, and the second time Mr. Trump visited the fairgrounds. This time around, I sat outside the press pool, up in the stands with the people. Seeing my media credentials, people eyed me suspiciously but started asking me questions about Florida politics and the press in general. Sitting with the people, as opposed to behind the fenced in area for the press, gave me the opportunity to observe the Trump supporters first hand and determine their interests. From this, I sensed there was more electricity in the air, kind of like attending a World Series game or Super Bowl. I overheard one gentleman say, “Wow, this is better than a football game.”

During his introduction, the president recognized political leaders running for office, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (Dist 1) and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (Dist 12). Governor Rick Scott, who is running for the U.S. Senate, could not be there for the meeting, possibly because he wanted to appear neutral on the DeSantis-Putnam contest to replace him as governor.

The president saved the bulk of his praise for Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-D6) who he publicly endorsed for Florida governor. In reality, the rally was designed to solidify Rep. DeSantis’ candidacy. Currently, the representative enjoys a twelve point lead in a Mason-Dixon poll (7/23-25) and a nine point lead in a Florida Atlantic University poll (7/20-21). The president’s endorsement should propel him further to clinch the Republican primary on August 28th.

Rep. DeSantis, whose roots are in Tampa Bay (Dunedin), welcomed the president and thanked him for his endorsement. He went on to support Mr. Trump’s policies on illegal immigration, which resulted in a “Build the Wall” chant by the audience. He was also opposed to Sanctuary Cities and Common Core, and is a proponent of teaching the U.S. Constitution in the classroom.

President Trump also made a plug for Governor Scott to replace Senator Bill Nelson (D), claiming, “The only time I see Nelson is five months before an election.” He also attacked the senator’s voting record, claiming he had voted for Obamacare, against the recent Tax cuts, and for Sanctuary Cities.

The president appeared to be in good spirits and was pleased to report how the economy has turned around for the better. Specifically, he mentioned…

– The Gross Domestic Product was now up to 4.1%.
– There are 3.7 million new jobs since he has taken office.
– African-American and Hispanic unemployment is at the lowest levels in history.
– The unemployment rate for Women is at the lowest level in 65 years.
– 3.5 million Americans are off of food stamps.
– Oil production is high.
– For the first time ever, America has become an exporter of Natural Gas.
– The country will soon be the largest energy producer.
– The Trade Deficit was falling.
– And it was time to straighten out the trade deals.

Although he talked about other things, it was obvious the president understands the importance of the economy as a sales tool for Republican candidates.

“But now, it is time to rebuild our country,” he said. All of this was met with enthusiastic cheers from the audience. The president was also pleased to announce U.S. Steel had opened six new steel mills, and as a surprise, mentioned Newport Steel was going to open a steel mill in Florida. This was particularly well received.

Mr. Trump went on to warn of the consequences of Democrats winning the midterm elections, claiming they want open borders and to abolish ICE, which would result in a higher crime rate and drug trafficking. He also observed, “Democrats are not allowing our values,” meaning patriotism, citizenship, and law enforcement. The president also warned of the Democrats’ attempt to give illegal immigrants the right to vote in our elections. “It is time for voter ID,” he stated which was heartily endorsed by the audience.

To me personally, the most interesting aspect of the evening was the eclectic audience in attendance, representing all walks of life; everything from young to old, blue collar to white. Even though the Democrats claim to be the party of the working people, President Trump has been able to connect to the general public, including steel workers, coal miners, people in manufacturing and construction, farmers, law enforcement, and, of course, the military and veterans. By doing so, he represents a significant threat to the Democrats who are moving towards a socialist agenda. Traditional Democrats should be worried for the future of their party.

The president also took his customary pot shots at the Fake News media. In response to their criticisms about his Avant Garde behavior, he said, “It is a lot easier to act presidential than to do what I do,” implying his results orientation.

Other notes of interest: Ivanka and Eric Trump were in attendance, as well as Eric’s wife, Lara who delivered a remarkably good talk in support of her father-in-law during the warm-up session. Towards the beginning of Mr. Trump’s speech, three or four protesters were ejected from the event, but due to the noisy condition of the event, nobody was sure what they were protesting. I also didn’t see any protesters outside. They may have been there, but they certainly were not as visible as the handful who were there in 2016.

Basically, the Trump Rally solidified the chances for Rep. Ron DeSantis to clinch the Republican candidacy for Florida governor. By bringing out his big gun, the President, Rep. DeSantis has put the other candidate, Adam Putnam, at a distinct disadvantage going into the primary elections on August 28th.

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

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TRANSLATING TRUMPESE

Posted by Tim Bryce on July 24, 2018

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– America is separated by two languages, not ideology.

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Like a lot of people, I often get confused by news reports expressing different interpretations of what President Donald Trump allegedly said. Even when you hear it yourself, it is not uncommon to read or hear a different interpretation altogether from the press. At first, I thought it was nothing but spin by the main stream media, but it finally occurred to me, Americans speak two different languages based on English, Liberal and “Trumpese.” It is a simple matter of translation. In studying the lexicon of both, I have discovered how Liberals translate Mr. Trump’s comments and vice versa. For example, when liberals say something is “backwards,” it is translated to “forwards” for everyone else. Other examples, “disabled = strong”, “disgruntled = happy”, etc. For a more complete list, see the bottom of this article.

Now let’s consider how these words apply:

In a recent joint statement issued by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the two are quoted as saying:

WHAT THE LIBERALS SAY:
“President Trump’s brazen insults and denigration of one of America’s most steadfast allies, Germany, is an embarrassment,” the statement reads. “His behavior this morning is another profoundly disturbing signal that the President is more loyal to President Putin than to our NATO allies.”

TRANSLATION FOR EVERYONE ELSE:
“President Trump’s truthful observations and compliments of one of America’s most shaky allies, Germany, is an achievement,” the statement reads. “His behavior this morning is another profoundly refreshing signal that the President treats both the same, President Putin and our NATO allies.”

Let’s try another by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)…

WHAT MAXINE SAYS:
“Already you have members of your Cabinet who have been booed out of restaurants. Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

TRANSLATION FOR EVERYONE ELSE:
“Already you have members of your Cabinet who have been cheered out of restaurants. Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you heartily welcome them. And you tell them they’re loved and appreciated.”

This handy translation filter works both ways, for example:

WHAT MR. TRUMP SAYS:
“We’ve had a very amazing two-day period in Brussels,” Trump told reporters. “Everyone has agreed to substantially up their commitment. They’re going to up it at levels that they’ve never thought of before.”

“And now we’re very happy and have a very, very powerful, very, very strong NATO, much stronger than it was two days ago,” he said.

LIBERAL TRANSLATION:
“We’ve had a very catastrophic two-day period in Brussels,” Trump told reporters. “Everyone has disagreed to substantially up their commitment. They’re going to bring it down to levels that they’ve never thought of before.”

“And now we’re very disgruntled and have a very, very disabled, very, very week NATO, much weaker than it was two days ago,” he said.

Okay, now try it yourself. Suppose you are a liberal and want to say something like:

WHAT A LIBERAL WOULD SAY:
“45 is the worst president in American history. He should be impeached if, for no other reason, than campaign violations and treason. Nominating a supreme court justice under such a cloud of suspicion is ridiculous. Therefore, you must not move forward with ANY nominee proposed by 45.”

TRANSLATION FOR EVERYONE ELSE:
“President Donald J. Trump is the best president in American history. He should be reelected if, for no other reason, than being elected over Crooked Hillary and making America great again. Nominating a supreme court justice under a proven track record is inspiring. Therefore, you must move forward with ANY nominee proposed by President Donald J. Trump.”

Perhaps the best way to think of Trumpese is as a foreign language requiring translation tools, such as those provided by Google, and I cannot wait to see how it is implemented by the people at Babbel.

Business people will understand Trumpese better than most people as it is ultimately derived from those who are results oriented and not politically correct. Remarkably, most news anchors and reporters from the main stream media are fluent as well, as demonstrated by their interpretation immediately following a speech or news conference by President Trump.

So you see, “Trumpese” is actually quite simple. It’s not that we do not agree, we simply do not speak the same language. 😉

Here is a more complete list for translation:

LIBERAL – TRUMPESE
45 = President Donald J. Trump
backwards = forwards
booed = cheered
brazen insults = truthful observations
bring it down = up it
campaign violations = being elected over Crooked Hillary
catastrophic = amazing
chaotic = premeditated
cloud of suspicion = proven track record
condemning = highly warranted
democracy = republic
denigration = compliments
disabled = strong
disagreed = agreed
disgruntled = happy
disturbing = refreshing
embarrassment = achievement
enemies = potential customers
failure = success
friends = adversaries
grave = positive
horrible = great
impeached = reelected
in over his head = on top of his game
is more loyal to = treats both the same
must not = must
not welcome anymore, anywhere = loved and appreciated
offensive = candid
push back on = heartily welcome
ridiculous = inspiring
rude = personable
steadfast = shaky
successful = detrimental
traitor = patriot
treason = making America great again
weak = disabled
worst = best

The following has been a public service announcement for a better America.

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WHY THE PRESS NITPICKS TRUMP

Posted by Tim Bryce on September 12, 2016

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– Ever watch a good Coon Dog in action? They’re unmerciful.

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It is interesting how Donald Trump seems to be embroiled in the pettiest of subjects. He swats at them like they’re gnats. Actually, it is time to get some bug spray and clear the air.

Mrs. Clinton has unleashed her media dogs who are chasing Trump like a Coon Dog tries to tree a racoon. Why are they so aggressively doing so? Simple, to create a diversion from the frailties and indiscretions of Mrs. Clinton. Somehow I am reminded of the scene where the massive head in the “Wizard of Oz” admonishes Dorothy & Company, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.”

The main street media is the last line of defense between the public and the truth. They want you to believe there is still infighting in the GOP while, in reality, the Democratic Party is melting down as their e-mail scandal is forcing the top officers to resign. The public doesn’t realize this though, as the press only reports on alleged rifts between Trump and Sen. McCain and Speaker Paul Ryan. Welcome to Fantasyland.

They also do not want you to dwell on Mrs. Clinton’s many indiscretions over the years, her lack of accomplishments, and lack of trustworthiness. It doesn’t matter she openly lies to the American people, as she did in her interview with Fox’s Chris Wallace last Sunday. Nor are they concerned about the Clinton Foundation, her changing positions, and that she hasn’t held a press conference in nearly a year. All of this doesn’t matter to the press; taking Trump down is their main objective, and the American people are terrified to challenge them.

The media’s intent is to attack Trump’s character, not his positions which they know are popular with the American public. If they can depict Trump as unfit to command, they believe Mrs. Clinton can win the White House. They are not so much concerned about his policies, which they seldom report, but with his politically incorrect comments, and by doing so they are trying to box him in and chase him up a tree where he can do less damage to Mrs. Clinton. By isolating Trump from the public, it changes the focus away from Hillary who will be free to say and do anything without fear of being checked by the press.

During the upcoming presidential debates, if the moderators begin by asking Mr. Trump why he said this or that, and if Mrs. Clinton isn’t asked about the Clinton Foundation and only given simple questions to answer, you’ll know the fix is in.

So, Mr. and Mrs. Voter, be wary of the Clinton News Network (CNN), the Clinton Broadcasting System (CBS), the Nation Beholding to Clinton (NBC), and Always Boost Clinton (ABC), not to mention the New York Crimes, the Worthlessness Post, and the Huffingandpuffing Pest. It is time to take the Main Street Media down.

“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” – Dorothy

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WILL TRUMP SUPPORTERS DEFEND THEMSELVES?

Posted by Tim Bryce on July 11, 2016

BRYCE ON DEFENSE

– Who will pull the trigger?

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We’re all familiar with the anti-Trump forces protesting at Donald Trump’s events. Actually, it’s not so much about protesting, as much as it is about inciting a riot. Such events have been well covered by the press which have shown scenes of demonstrators in California waving Mexican flags and burning American flags. Recently, a young woman, who was a Trump supporter, tried to talk to the demonstrators and was attacked for wearing a Trump shirt.

Some of the demonstrators are from liberal organizations bent on defeating Donald Trump in the November election. Not surprising, their tactics are well choreographed. The protesters do not like Trump and do not believe he is entitled to 1st Amendment rights of free speech. In fact, they blame him, not them, for causing the disruptions as a provocateur. Make no mistake, this is anarchy in action. Emmett Rensin, an editor at Vox, a liberal on-line publication, tweeted the following on Friday, June 3rd: “Advice: If Trump comes to your town, start a riot.”

Whereas the left wants to incite a disruptive incident, the Trump supporters are restraining themselves, for now. Such hatred only hurts the left in the eyes of Independent voters.

Now let’s imagine a scenario where a Trump supporter is cornered by angry demonstrators threatening physical harm, and let’s suppose said person is lawfully carrying a concealed weapon. Should the victim feel severely threatened, it would not be surprising for the person to draw their weapon on the anarchists. However, if the person pulls the trigger and discharges the gun, a titanic media storm will ensue much like what we saw in Ferguson and Baltimore. Even if the person was correct in using the gun to protect him/herself, it will be immaterial in the eyes of the media. The press will use this incident to slam Trump, claiming he and his supporters are out of control, and the effect could be catastrophic for the Trump campaign. This is precisely the type of incident the left is hoping for, and why they will keep encouraging it.

Should gun fire erupt on one side, it is also likely the other would return fire thereby causing a battleground even the police wouldn’t be able to stop.

This is why it is important for Trump supporters to maintain their composure and do not do anything drastic. Again, Independent voters will see the rioters for what they are: anti-American thugs and criminals. By realizing this, they will likely vote for the Republican candidate.

Let’s hope nobody pulls the trigger during this presidential campaign, particularly at the party conventions.

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TRUMP’S GOAL: ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

Posted by Tim Bryce on July 6, 2016

BRYCE ON ENERGY

– The benefits from becoming the world’s energy merchants.

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On May 26th, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump issued “AN AMERICA FIRST ENERGY PLAN” whereby he claims, “Under my presidency, we will accomplish complete American energy independence.”

He goes on to say, “American energy dominance will be declared a strategic economic and foreign policy goal of the United States.” When I read this, it was music to my ears as someone from the United States finally figured out the importance of energy independence and wants to go beyond mere words to physical implementation.

Unfortunately, Mr. Trump’s plan didn’t receive much attention from the press, in fact it was buried and dismissed as insignificant. However, his point is incredibly important to our country.

Trump’s declaration is reminiscent of 1962, when President Kennedy challenged the country to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, and by doing so established a national objective for us to aspire to. We met that goal and won the space race. In the process, we created new technologies, industries, jobs, and promoted education in the process. Basically, it reinvigorated the country, bringing us out of the doldrums, and created a boom-time in business. It was a win-win scenario all around, but that was then, this is now. Today, the space program is considered passé and the country is experiencing economic stagnation. Frankly, we don’t know where we are going anymore, except possibly in circles.

We should learn a thing or two from Kennedy’s challenge and establish a new goal. Perhaps it should be underwater research, fix the national infrastructure, or devise a new rapid transit system. To Trump, the logical choice should be to establish energy independence as our national priority, thereby freeing us from Middle Eastern entanglements and economic extortion.

Such a national goal would invigorate education, particularly in the areas of geology, engineering, and mathematics. New technologies would inevitably be devised to access and cultivate energy resources. We already know there are huge reserves of untapped oil, gas, and coal in this country which we should capitalize on. Beyond this, there is the prospect of nuclear, wind, solar, and oceanic energies which we should continue to pursue. Whoever masters the energy resources of the world commands their own destiny. Currently though, we are forced to dance to somebody else’s fiddle which does not bode well for our economic well-being.

4.3 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in Montana and North Dakota, easily dwarfing oil production in the Middle East. We are also sitting on a huge gas field in Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Western New York. And let us not forget the other billions of barrels of oil in Alaska and off our shores. Such resources offer a golden opportunity to relieve our economic plight as exemplified by the current oil rush in North Dakota and Montana where jobs are aplenty.

The challenge, of course, is extracting the energy without harming our environment, which is why we need a national challenge to meet our demand without hurting ourselves. Like Kennedy, this requires presidential leadership which, unfortunately, is lacking at this time. The benefits are simply too numerous to overlook. A national energy objective would put the country back to work, promote education, research and development of technology, and free us from foreign entanglements which have plagued us for years.

Trump’s statement of our national resolve could work wonders for us right now. It would give us a sense of direction and hope. There are countries who command gold reserves, diamonds and minerals, etc. Frankly, I’ll settle for being the energy merchant of the world. Everybody else will be forced to fall in line behind us.

Tree huggers, climate control people, and Democrats in general are wary of such a national goal, claiming it will hurt the environment. However, if we applied a little commonsense and a lot of research into it, I’m confident we can overcome their objections. The benefits of energy independence are simply too numerous to overlook any longer. If we had energy independence, we could then easily pay for such things as underwater research, fix the national infrastructure, or devise a new rapid transit system. It would be chicken feed.

Trump is right on this one, and we should openly commend and support such a program.

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