Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Developing now, Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Jury selection in the federal bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort begins Tuesday in Virginia, and the trial represents a major test for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation    
  • Rudy Giuliani tells FOX News' Sean Hannity that Trump's legal team is leaning toward ignoring Mueller's questions, saying they don't believe prosecutors have a 'legitimate' investigation
  • President Trump offered Monday to meet Iranian President Rouhani with 'no preconditions'
  • A Northern California wildfire is now one of the state's most destructive as authorities also battle other blazes across the region
  • CBS has chosen not to take immediate action against CEO Les Moonves amid sexual harassment allegations after a board meeting Monday and is seeking outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation

Today, Tuesday, July 31st from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss 'Winning...Courtesy of a 4.1% GPD'; 'Socialism 101and the Ultimate Irony'; and important news of the day.

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Even More Winning...Courtesy of a 4.1% GDP
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

“Once again, we are the economic envy of the entire world.” 
- President Donald J. Trump on the GDP reaching 4.1 percent 

President Trump said he “inherited a mess” courtesy of Barack HUSSEIN Obama...and he did both on the foreign policy and the economic policy front. And while we know what a disaster Obama was foreign policy wise, his supporters to this day still want us to believe that it was Obama's handling of the economy then that has allowed the economy under Trump to soar now. But that is simply not true for during the Obama years while he was busy raising havoc in the Middle East and tying our military's hands behind their backs, the GDP hit a low of 1.6% growth in 2011 to a high of just under 2.9% growth in 2015, then falling back down to 1.5% by the time Trump took office.

But last Friday the Commerce Department reported that the nation's economy surged in the April-June quarter to an annual growth rate of 4.1 percent...nearly double the 2.2 percent growth rate in the first quarter. Tremendous numbers indeed fueled on by consumer spending and exporters hurrying to get their products delivered before certain tariffs took effect. And that 4.1 percent number reflects the best year of growth in well over a decade...and it's especially noteworthy when it's been accomplished in but a year and a half into the Trump administration.

And to the Democrats chagrin that number has nothing to do with Obama and has everything to do with Trump's radical changes in America's economic policies...policies which helped folks to open up new businesses thus allowing more jobs to be created which in turn led to an increase in consumer spending...and it's spending that accounts for 70 percent of all economic activity.

And it's important to remember that the GDP and jobs are forever tied together as consumption is the strongest indicator of economic growth and true economic growth cannot happen if people don't have jobs along with the corresponding income by which to be able to buy...or to consume...products. And while most of those of the liberal persuasion believe that an increased demand for goods and services can come from greater government spending alone, without the dollars in one's pocket to buy what's demanded in no way equates into being able to purchase what's demanded, therefore economic growth remains stagnant at best. In fact, demanding without purchasing power actually highlights the disparage between the so-called have and the have nots.

When he first became head of the Treasury Department, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that Obama’s economic policies were to blame for the slower-than-normal growth the U.S. had experienced since the financial crisis of 2008. Well not only was he right about Obama's economic policies and his out of control government spending being a serious “economic dislocation” from reality, but that said policies were the direct cause of economic growth being below potential which resulting in a disproportionately high number of folks unemployed especially in the African-American and Hispanic communities.

And it's President Trump's economic policies that have turned that “dislocation” around. Business investments have gone way up thus leading directly to more new businesses being created and new jobs opening up, which in turn aided both blacks and Hispanics looking for work. In fact, since Donald Trump has become president the African-American community has seen its previously double-digit unemployment rate fall to 6.8 percent...the lowest ever recorded...with the Hispanic community seeing its unemployment rate dropping a full point from 5.9 percent to 4.9 percent...meaning the Hispanic numbers are close to its lowest level since recorded job histories for both communities started in 1972 and 1973 respectively.

But Democrats, the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Debby Wasserman Schultz, still to this day relish in mocking what became known as Trump's 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017' as being mere “crumbs” in worker's pocket's. Imagine...to Democrats a $1.5 billion tax cut is "crumbs," but if they truly want to see what “crumbs” look like they just need to remember back to Obama's so-called “stimulus package”...a package that did next to nothing to stimulate economic growth or to create desperately needed jobs. And while unemployment numbers at times did drop a bit while Obama was in office, it surely was not because of the “stimulus” but because more workers stopped looking for jobs than there were jobs actually created. But now thanks to President Trump there are across the board more jobs being available than there are folks looking for work.

And yet the Democrats still refuse to give Trump's economic policies credit for the solid economic gains we now as a country are experiencing, including the rise in dollars in our weekly paychecks along with the lowering of taxes. And both of these benefits, which specifically aided the middle class, helped to raise the GDP which currently stands at the a fore mentioned 4.1 percent with some economic indicators...one being business cycles...projecting it to go even higher in the second half of this year. But to fully understand how we reached that amazing 4.1 percent mark and before I tell you about the economic naysayers, let's first have a little economics 101 rehash.

Briefly, the GDP...the Gross Domestic Product...is the total market value of the goods and services produced within these United States in a given year as well as its being one of the prime indicators gauging the “economic health” of our country's economy. And it's the GDP which helps set the pace for how economic growth affects jobs, businesses, and investments and visa-versa for each affects the other equally. Bad jobs numbers coupled with both low business investments and low business creation numbers brings down the GDP as much as good numbers...as of June the unemployment number was but 4 percent...raises the GDP, which is happening now. And when the number of exports vs. the number of imports is factored in, Trump's bringing companies back to America with his slashing of overburdening tax regulations contributed greatly to the GDP reaching 4.1 percent.

And it's not just the GDP number that proves Trump's economic policies regarding trade, taxes, and other economic related issues are indeed working but also the fact that the narrowing trade deficit (to a tune of a $50 billion reduction) is evidence that his tariffs and other “get-tough policies” are generating the results he said they would. And not to be forgotten is that overall business investment grew at a solid 7.3 percent rate in the second quarter while government spending posted a 2.1 percent rate thanks to a budget deal that added billions to defense and domestic spending.

All good news...all thanks to President Donald J. Trump... and 'We the People' aren't tired of winning yet.

And let's not forget the other all-important indicators that our economy is on the rise as in actual labor market data (the “real” jobs numbers); the overall yet still underrated positive performance of the stock market; the relatively low inflation rate of 1.9 percent; the fact that exports rose at a 9.3 percent rate while imports grew at but a lowly 0.5 percent rate; and that trade deals continue to be reached especially in regards to the all-important energy sector...giving hope that the United States will soon become a key energy exporter.

"High rates of growth, and the productivity that drives it, are likely distant memories from a bygone era." So said  Bill Gross of the Janus Capital Investment Group.

And while most on the right relish in all the good economic news as they know well that a strong GDP is paramount to the economic success of we everyday Americans as it directly impacts our standard of living while increasing tax revenues without the burden of tax hikes...what of the Democrat naysayers who say this growth cannot and will not be sustained in the long run.

First, it must be remembered that these folks have short memories for they chose to forget that during Obama's 8-years in office the economic growth rate was on average a sub-par 1.5 percent during his first term and 2.1 percent during his second term...basically just a stagnant economy.

And the Obama years also saw growth in the labor force being less than half the rate of the previous four presidencies (62.8 percent compared to 67.1 percent in the late 1990s) with wages...what's referred to as “real compensation per hour”...for the most part also being stagnant growing at but 0.6 percent which is well below the 1.1 percent annual average of the preceding administrations. And then there's the annual growth in labor productivity (output per hour worked) being 0.9 percent during the Obama years, less than half the rate of the previous period...as in the George W. Bush years. And all this added to the GDP under Obama never reaching even 3 percent...which would have equated into a modest but respectful gain...with some economists now saying with Obama as president our country saw the worst economy since the Great Depression.

Now as for the naysayers...let's start with but three economists beginning with Larry Summers who was Director of the National Economic Council under Obama, who said when Trump's preliminary budget originally forecast a 3 percent economic growth, that it was, "Fair enough if you believe in Tooth-Fairies." Then there's Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for A Responsible Federal Budget, who said that Trump's 3 percent prediction was nothing but "wishful thinking and fuzzy math." And lastly, Robert Brusca, senior economist at FAO Economics stated that, "No, pigs do not fly...'Donald Trump is dreaming.” I wonder what these three economists say now.

And as for Democrat politicians who actually want both America and Trump to fail...Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said of both the Treasury analysis and President Trump's original 3 percent growth prediction as being “nothing more than one page of fake math.” And House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was in full meltdown mode as she tried to downplay the 4.1 GDP by trying to pass it off as nothing but more “crumbs.” Not even expecting the GDP to reach the projected 3 percent, Pelosi tweeted out, “For 18 months, @realDonaldTrump has put the interests of wealthy Americans over working people. Today is no different. Important fact he refuses to acknowledge? He's presided over a drop in the real wages of American workers.” Well at least Pelosi gets that jobs are tied into the GDP...clueless wonder that she is.

And Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) sent out his own tweet saying that, “You can believe in MATH or you can believe in the #TrumpBudget. You cannot do both.” Well not only do I beg to differ but a 4.1 GDP proves that you indeed can do both.

So the bottom line is this, and bygone eras be damned, $7 trillion dollars has been added to the economy thanks to President Trump's economic policies culminating in the GDP reaching 4.1 percent; the Democrats as expected are cringing at the thought that Trump succeeded where Obama failed; and 'We the People' are not yet tied of winning...with even more winning surely to come.

Copyright @ 2018 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.

For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article Socialism 101 and the Ultimate Irony


Today, Tuesday, July 31st from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss 'Winning...Courtesy of a 4.1% GPD'; 'Socialism 101and the Ultimate Irony'; and important news of the day.

Hope you can tune in at: http://listen.samcloud.com/w/73891/American-Political-Radio#history

Monday, July 30, 2018

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Abolishing ICE Just Might be the Dumbest Democrat Idea Yet

Abolishing ICE Just Might be the Dumbest Democrat Idea YetOn July 12, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) introduced the "Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement System Act". According to their press release, the act "includes terminating the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) within one year of enactment."

After many pages of nonsensical blathering about the horrors of ICE enforcing our immigration laws and arresting bad guys, the twelve-page bill essentially establishes a commission made up of 17 people who have the task of abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement within one year.

The crazy part is that the majority of the commission aren't even members of the House or Senate but rather are "selected from the 17 major civil society and immigrants’ rights organizations and individuals directly impacted by ICE practices." In other words, the very groups who despise ICE would have the majority on the committee in charge of dismantling it.

Ummmm, OK.

UK rejects Christian refugees recommended by UN, admits only Muslims among 1,112 Syrians admitted Jan-March 2018
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


Clearly the Britain that Theresa May wants is one that has a significant Muslim presence, and that is the Britain she has and will bequeath to her successor. Among the Muslim migrants, however, there will almost certainly be an unknowable number of jihadis, as well as a significant number of people who believe Sharia ought […]
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Should the FBI rely on the SPLC, itself a “hate group”?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Acting Director of Congressional Affairs, Jill C. Tyson, received a letter (07-23-18) from Repr. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) who reports: “In email correspondence, the FBI has admitted to working with the Southern Poverty Law Center. This is surprising and worrisome, as the SPLC is known to use its platform in order to denigrate and disparage certain groups by labeling them ‘hate groups.’”

“[I]n some cases, this designation is well deserved,” Gaetz contrasts: “Other groups, however, appear to be deemed ‘hateful’ by the SPLC due to their political and social beliefs, rather than by any actual threat they pose.”

“The SPLC’s conflagration of mainstream political advocacy groups with legitimate hate groups and domestic terror groups is absurd, frequently indiscriminate, and dangerous,” concludes Gaetz, “Accordingly, I ask:

* Do you actively work with the SPLC in determining groups to investigate?
Read entire article here: https://gellerreport.com/2018/07/fbi-splc-hate.html/

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Developing now, Monday, July 30, 2018
  • President Trump slams 'haters' in the media after the publisher of the New York Times calls the president's rhetoric divisive and 'increasingly dangerous'  
  • Trump tweeted Sunday he would be willing to 'shut down' the government if Democrats do not support immigration measures such as funding for his border wall
  • A northern California wildfire has now left six people dead, but has started slowing down after days of growth, authorities say
  • The trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is expected to begin Tuesday, and it could give a glimpse into Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation
  • In an exclusive interview with FOX News' Maria Bartiromo, Vice President Mike Pence touts the Trump administration's economic accomplishments and predicts Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed in the fall

Saturday, July 28, 2018

RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS...for those who missed last night's show (or just want to listen in again) where Craig and Diane discussed 'Beyond Red Lines...Pressure, Retaliation, and Military Threats'; 'A Steaming Vat of Liberal Hypocrisy'; and important news of the day...you can listen to it at your convenience on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/right-side-patriots-260798913/rsp-arch-7-27-18

The show will also be repeated throughout the week on American Political Radio (check listings) at: http://listen.samcloud.com/w/73891/American-Political-Radio#history


Whistleblower: Denver VA Office Didn't Do Any Work...For A Year

Whistleblower: Denver VA Office Didn't Do Any Work...For A Year Well, it seems Veterans Affairs is once again back in the news. The department has been engulfed in a sea of scandal of mismanagement and malfeasance, which also showed the public not only the deplorable conditions many veterans face when receiving health care, but a window into how a single-payer system might operate. It’s not good. For starters, there was the waiting period fiasco, which was so deep and bungled that the VA inspector general said it was possible that over 300,000 veterans may have died whilst waiting for their appointments. More stories like this continue to pop up. Last June, it was reported that nearly 100 veterans died while waiting for health care at the Los Angeles VA hospital, though the delays did not cause their deaths per se. It’s still an appalling story.

Read entire article and see video here: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/07/27/whistleblower-denver-va-office-didnt-do-any-work-for-a-year-n2503549?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Obama administration knowingly gave $200,000 in taxpayer money to Al Qaeda affiliate in Sudan
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

More aid and comfort to the enemy. Is that not the very definition of treason? The Obama administration’s strategy seemed to be to weaken the U.S. politically, militarily, and economically, leveling the differences between it and other countries, on the assumption that the U.S. was the cause of the world’s ills. He should be tried […]

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Rod Rosenstein Has Major Conflicts of Interest in Trump Collusion Case – Signature on FISA App Only The Latest

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, famously and unwisely, recused himself from the Trump/Russia Collusion case in March 2017 because he had met twice during the 2016 presidential campaign with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. There are, however, far more compelling reasons why Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should have recused himself.

Last weekend, in response to a Judicial Watch FOIA request, the DOJ released documents relating to the FBI’s FISA court applications for a warrant (and subsequent renewals) to surveil low-level Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. Although heavily redacted, these documents revealed that Rosenstein had signed off on the last one. This development is serious, but it is only the latest of his many conflicts of interests. And up until now, there’s been scant attention paid to them.

Wednesday night’s news that House Republicans have filed articles of impeachment against him, has thrust Rosenstein and his highly partisan history back into the spotlight.

Read entire article here: https://gellerreport.com/2018/07/rosenstein-conflicts-trump.html/

Friday, July 27, 2018

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Developing now, Friday, July 27, 2018
  • North Korea has handed over 55 cases believed to contain the remains of American service members who died in the Korean War, according to U.S. officials
  • The Commerce Department will release its gross domestic product (GDP) report Friday, and Trump predicts the numbers will show 'terrific' economic growth
  • In an exclusive interview with FOX News' Sean Hannity, Roseanne Barr admitted her controversial tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett was a mistake, and insisted she is not a racist
  • Facebook will look to begin its recovery after suffering the worst single-day stock drop for a public-owned U.S. company in Wall Street history on Thursday
  • President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen says the president had prior knowledge of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his campaign officials and a Russian lawyer, according to one report

Today, Friday, July 27th from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss 'Beyond Red Lines...Pressure, Retaliation, and Military Threats'; 'A Steaming Vat of Liberal Hypocrisy'; and important news of the day.

Hope you can tune in at: http://listen.samcloud.com/w/73891/American-Political-Radio#history
Beyond 'Red Lines'...Pressure, Retaliation, and Military Threats 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

Oh how the Democrats and some on our side must be in meltdown mode for try as they may to discredit and make President Trump look weak after his “misspeak” at the Helsinki Summit, it now seems his job approval rating is even higher than before the summit hitting the 45% mark.

Therapy puppies and bottles of bubbles now must be in short supply...what's a poor little snowflake to do.

What these folks just don't get is that Donald Trump is his own man when it comes to the world of politics...he does and says things his way with the tried, true, and ever failing Washington brand of politic-speech be damned. Smart man President Trump is for he gets what matters most to the majority of Americans...the economy and jobs...while his naysayers are left wallowing in misspoken words and deceiving appearances alone.

And contrary to media reports know that the majority of Republican voters as opposed to Republican politicians approve of President Trump's tweets and look forward to them...after all we don't get the truth from the media so isn't it better to get it straight from the president's mouth or should I say fingers. I surely think so for maybe if the media reported the news instead of manufacturing or twisting the news to fit their political agendas, President Trump could give his tweeting fingers a bit of a rest.

But until that time know Trump's tweets are our go-to news and that those within the Republican Party who tell him to stop are usually those on their way out of political office. Selective outrage is their game for they see in his tweets weakness, but in truth those tweets are indeed a show of strength.

Such is the case with a tweet President Trump released last Sunday hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to an audience of Iranian-Americans where he compared Iran's corrupt leadership...leadership garnered at the expense of its citizens’ welfare...to the mafia while also declaring U.S. support for the protesters opposed to the current mullah driven regime. 

Saying,“The United States hears you. The United States supports you. The United States is with you,” in both Persian and English, was a response to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's earlier issued blanket warning that Trump's “hostile policies” could lead to the “mother of all wars” and that the U.S. shouldn’t “play with the lion’s tail – it will bring regret.” in regards to “the safety of the nation's [Iran's] waterways.”
So said President Trump's all cap tweet in response to Rouhani's threatening words and to his earlier threat of the possible disruption of regional oil shipments if their exports were blocked by sanctions.

Thankfully our president does not respond well to threats and on August 4th will reimpose part one of the very sanctions that Obama had lifted with the signing of the 2015 nuclear deal...the deal that merely delayed Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons without ending their actual pursuit of them. And part two of the sanctions will go into effect on November 4th specifically targeting Iran's oil industry and central bank by also punishing countries and companies that do business with the rogue nation.

And these sanctions will hurt, and rightfully so, the very country whose economy and currency are failing what with major amounts of capital currently being taken out of the country for "safe keeping" if you will. In fact, Iran started feeling the “Trump effect" the day after Trump's tweet as the rial, the Iranian national currency, went into a tailspin when trading opened on the international stock exchanges. So while the mullahs might think they are outsmarting Donald Trump with their removing capital, know they are not for these reimposed sanctions will see no exemptions being made not even for U.S. allies in Europe who currently trade with Iran. This has led the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to warn the U.S. that reimposing sanctions could provoke Iran into closing the Strait of Hormuz, thus cutting off European access to Middle East energy supplies, including the 20% of liquid natural gas the U.K. gets from Qatar.

But hopefully our allies will see that having access to our financial system as well as having access to our ever-expanding consumer market is way more important and profitable than any deal they have with Iran.

So what was Iran's response to President Trump's tweet, Mike Pompao's words, and their knowing well that even more crippling sanctions are soon to be reimposed

“America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” so said Rouhani, the very man Iranian moderates once thought to be a “pragmatic leader;” IRNA, Iran's state-controlled news agency, dismissed the tweet as “bullying words and the rhetoric he [Trump] uses especially in his early-morning tweet;” and Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a statement saying he supported Rouhani’s suggestion of war, thus signaling that Iran’s leadership saw Trump's words as a threat even while stopping short of suggesting that imminent war was on the horizon.

In fact, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tried to match Trump tweet for tweet even with his including some caps when he tweeted out this message, "COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago. And Iranians have heard them--albeit more civilized ones--for 40 yrs. We've been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, including our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries. BE CAUTIOUS!" And Gholam Hossein Gheybparvar, commander of the Basij, Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps’ volunteer militia, dismissed Trump’s threats as “psychological warfare” against Iran, but said that President Trump “wouldn’t dare make the mistake of taking action against Iran.” 
How President Trump is so not shaking in his boots at the Iranian's words...while the Democrats...who sarcastically refer to his tweeting as “tweet diplomacy”...are utterly aghast at his boldness. In fact, New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, whined that, "Sadly, after pulling us out of the nuclear deal with Europe and Iran, there doesn't seem to be strategy for how to move forward to fight Iran's activities," while Virginia Senator and former presidential candidate Tim Kaine said that Trump's actions were but "another warning sign that Trump is blundering toward war with Iran." And Kane's words led powerhouse White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to shoot back with, "If anybody's inciting anything, look no further than to Iran," and added that President Trump has been "very clear about what he's not going to allow to take place."

But even with all the current rhetoric being spewed about it's important to remember that the U.S. and Iran's "war of words" did not start with Rouhani or the current regime, but started with the fall of the Shah and the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and is only now coming to a head after earlier this year Trump announced that he would be withdrawing the U.S. from Obama's very bad nuclear deal; included Iran in his controversial temporary travel ban; and moved our U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

So what was President Trump's goal when he relit an already smoldering situation? Using what some say is “extreme language” this tweet "war of words" was simply started to force Iran into talks...after all it worked with North Korea's Kim Jong-un so why not with Iran. And in wanting to force Iran to change its “military posture” in the Middle East, at the same time Trump's tweets show solid support for those brave sorts taking to the streets to protest the mullahs and their out of control regime...something Obama never did what with the mullahs being his blood brethren and all.

And while this ever-heightening rhetoric has raised the fears of some that military conflict between our two nations might be close at hand, others still feel that diplomacy has a chance to temper the situation down, never mind that there are few official diplomatic channels to work through. And while Mahmoud Vaezi, Rouhani's chief of staff, claims that Iran had rejected eight requests from the Trump team to meet during the U.N. General Assembly last year, there has been no verification from our side to corroborate this.

But even if this is true, it seems that Iran truly does not understand the fact that they simply cannot afford to go to war with the U.S. as they are surely now stretched to the breaking point both militarily and monetarily do to their presence in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Lebanon, let alone through their financing of Hezbollah, Hamas, the Houthi rebels, and other assorted terrorist groups.

Being the world's leading sponsor of terrorism does tend to bleed ones war chest dry.

So where do we stand now in this escalating "war of words"? First, President Trump and his administration have made no secret of their well-deserved animosity towards Iran with National Security Advisor John Bolton, a rightful Iranian “hawk” in his own right, backing up Trump's tweet by saying to reporters that, “I spoke to the president over the last several days, and President Trump told me that if Iran does anything at all to the negative, they will pay a price few countries have ever paid.” 
And I'll add to that as they should be.

Second, while Foaz Izadi, an Iranian commentator close to the regime, told British reporters that, “This [Trump's tweets] is designed to address his base in the U.S. You need to remember that he is facing elections in November, and if Democrats gain power in the U.S. Congress, they will impeach him,” know that nothing could be farther from the truth because with our economy growing by leaps and bounds and with jobs plentiful for all who want them...which I previously stated is paramount in concern for most American voters... Izadi's words become but an empty bloviation that will never see fruition.

And lastly as to where we and Iran stand now...logic dictates that with Iran's war chest dwindling as protests continue at home and that even if we took the remote possibility of invasion off the table...it seems the only thing Iran can do in regards to any sort of viable retaliation is to make things “difficult” for the U.S. in the region. Remember, Iran has both a political and cultural influence in Iraq, Iran continues to support al-Assad in Syria, and has the potential to stir-up instability in Afghanistan as they share a common border. But even with all this I doubt that Iran would be foolish enough to risk all-out war with the U.S. for with the U.S. would come Israel, and together the “Great Satan” and the “Little Satan” would, if need be, wipe the Iranian regime off the map.

So to President Trump I say “tweet away” for Iran's threats are but cheap theatrics they hope will play well in the court of public opinion. But opinions are not facts for even the most radical amongst them know well that a war with the U.S. will surely not be in Iran's best interest...”tweet diplomacy” not withstanding.

Copyright @ 2018 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.

For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article A Steaming Vat of Liberal Hypocrisy.


Today, Friday, July 27th from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss 'Beyond Red Lines...Pressure, Retaliation, and Military Threats'; 'A Steaming Vat of Liberal Hypocrisy'; and important news of the day.

Hope you can tune in at: http://listen.samcloud.com/w/73891/American-Political-Radio#history

Thursday, July 26, 2018


Republicans have back-peddled and said that for now they will hold Rod Rosenstein in contempt of Congress instead of trying to impeach him as they announced yesterday...but that after their 5-week recess all cards will be off the table if need be. This is huge part of the problem...Republicans for some reason fear doing what needs to be done.

(Almost) Daily Meme

Trump and EU officials agree to work toward 'zero tariff' deal

Trump and Juncker’s remarks represent a step back from potential trade war after weeks of stalemate, but were short of detail 

House Republicans Mount a Long-Shot Bid to Impeach Rod Rosenstein

WASHINGTON — A group of House Republicans escalated their feud with the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, on Wednesday, introducing articles of impeachment in a long-shot bid to oust the official overseeing the special counsel inquiry into Russian election interference.

The move was seen as much as a political maneuver as an act of congressional oversight. The group of 11, led by Representatives Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Jim Jordan of Ohio, would need the support of a majority of the House and two-thirds of the Senate to convict Mr. Rosenstein. The resolution they filed does not require the entire House to vote before Congress adjourns for its summer recess on Friday.

But it could provide President Trump with more ammunition to attack Mr. Rosenstein, who has been in Mr. Trump’s cross hairs since he appointed the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to investigate Russia’s plot to manipulate the 2016 presidential election and whether any Trump associates were complicit.

Republican lawmakers have been sparring with Mr. Rosenstein for months. They accuse the Justice Department of being less than forthcoming with documents related to several of its most sensitive investigations, including the Russia inquiry.