Most voters rate border control as a national security concern on the level with North Korea and want to secure the border before dealing with the illegal immigrants who are already here.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters think border security is a vital national security interest for the United States these days. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 7 and 10, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
He's spent a lifetime in politics -- in the trenches in New Jersey where he's been involved in some of the toughest political battles every waged. His story is surprising, fascinating, instructive and ultimately compelling. Don't miss my interview with Jeffrey Land on The Advocates!
Turns out it was apparently all a Big Fat Lie.
In fact, police now have reason to believe the so-called "victim" actually paid his alleged attackers to stage the attack.
And lefties and the dominant liberal media not only accepted it whole but continued to perpetuate the dubious claims. Disgraceful!
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Most Democrats used to argue that abortion should be "safe, legal and rare."— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 16, 2019
Now listen to how extreme they've gotten...pic.twitter.com/siGxQBP4xv
Twitter just censored this video from President Trump’s account. Be a shame if we made it viral again pic.twitter.com/oh1B2tEU9L— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 16, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019
Critically, Murphy’s approval rating among independents is now a net negative of 39% with 43% disapproving; that’s compared to a positive 41% to 33% rating in April 2018.
11% of Republicans approve of his job performance.
Only 66% of Democrats agree, a number similar to his 65% rating last spring.
“Murphy started his term with greater public goodwill than his recent predecessors, but he has now fallen behind them. The most troubling result may be the large number of his fellow Democrats who continue to take a wait-and-see attitude. It seems he has yet to score a defining win with his base despite spending a significant amount of energy pushing a progressive agenda,” opined Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.
The ominous news for Murphy:
A large portion of New Jersey adults still don’t know much about him or his administration.
25% of Democrats have no opinion of their party’s top official, down only 3-points from last year’s 28%. Overall, 17% still have no opinion of the governor. Only 41% are aware of the Murphy/Alvarez/Brennan hearings including approximately 2/3 of Democrats and independents. Of those paying attention? 68% say that the administration screwed up and 51% think that the Murphy administration is hiding something, suggesting Murphy’s opponents are doing a poor job of spreading the word about his many scandals and foul-ups but could stand to gain plenty by doing a better job.
"We need to secure our borders to protect American citizens. President Trump is completely correct on this issue—we need to protect this country." — an Angel Mom pic.twitter.com/58wWSSM11z— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 15, 2019
February once belonged to Washington and Lincoln and it was wonderful.
I remember in elementary school we would cut out silhouettes of Lincoln and Washington and they would be placed on school windows with red hearts between them.
Banks, business districts and government offices displayed photos of these two revered presidents.
February 12 and 22 were hugely observed holidays.
The whole nation celebrated these great men.
Stores sold George Washington paper hatchets with bags of candy cherries attached or hidden in the cardboard "blade" of the hatchet. Chocolate covered cherries and cherry tree motifs were also popular.
No one doubted that the cherry tree story was true.
Paper Lincoln top hats were also sold at stores or in some cases made by kids from construction paper. Remember construction paper?
Did Lincoln live in a log cabin and read by the light of the fireplace? Of course he did! Was he self-educated? Of course he was!
Bookstores sold children's books telling tales of Washington and Lincoln.
Nobody knew from "President's Day."
It was Lincoln's Birthday and Washington's Birthday and they were observed on the appropriate days. It didn't matter what day of the week they happened to fall on.
It was all just wonderful. It gave us great pride in our country. It strengthened us. It gave us hope and the fortitude and optimism to carry on in their honor.
And we also embraced this: a shared heritage we could all be proud of. This was our American heritage and you better believe it welcomed no small amount of nationalism. Yes, nationalism in the very best sense of the word. This was a well-grounded, sensible nationalism that wisely reminded us of what we had in common - our shared language, culture and treasured values.
And now it's almost all gone.
And now it's almost all gone.
This is why we must continue to fight for what's best within us and battle to uphold American exceptionalism, American pride and yes, American nationalism!
It's not too late, America.
And President's Day is the perfect time to rejoin the fight!
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Extreme turbulence hurts five on terrifying Delta flight: Passengers tell how plane nosedived TWICE as drinks carts and bags hurtled around the cabin at 34,000ft before emergency landing in Nevada.
I hate the ballad, My Funny Valentine.
To me the song is sad and preachy.
And we're forced to hear it every year around this time.
The truth is that Valentine's Day is a damned stupid "holiday."
I don't want to be a spoil sport but this is a classic Hallmark Holiday. It was created to generate commerce after Christmas, in the dead of winter when nobody really wants to go out.
And over the years Valentine's Day has been pumped up into something so much more than it really is. It requires you to be loved, to have a sweetheart, to be wanted, to feel that you belong.
And if you don't fit one of those categories, you're pretty much left out.
Cupid passed you by. Tough luck. Stay away. Don't show your face. Don't spoil the day.
For guys, Valentine's Day involves enormous anxiety and pressure.
Hey, guys don't like to shop and they often have no sense of romance whatsoever.
So they seldom know what to do for their sweethearts.
Candy? It's too fattening. Flowers? They die. Cuddly bears? They lose their cuddliness and wind up as part of the clutter. Jewelery? Often too expensive.
Even this morning, many guys are still in a quandary as to what to do, I see them roaming aimlessly at the CVS or the Walgreen's looking for something, anything that will do that trick.
And then there's the whole dining out thing.
The restaurants will be jammed with roses for the sweethearts, special menus (usually pricier) and lots of fawning and feigned affection.
And since Valentine's Day comes on a three-day weekend this year there will be bigger package deals at area hotels, resorts and casinos. And you better believe these attractions will make sure they get every penny that's coming to them.
Hey, capitalism is wonderful. And I don't begrudge them whatever extra bucks they make. Especially this year when most businesses have been hard hit by the recent storms.
Still, there's something beyond merely silly -- something desperate -- about Valentine's Day.
And there's nothing romantic about desperation. Nothing.
So, if you have somebody that loves you, be thankful every day and never take that person for granted.
And if you love somebody, let that person know that he or she is loved. Do special things spontaneously and enjoy life's special moments and unexpected treats.
And if you don't have somebody right now, be thankful for what you do have and enjoy the day anyway. Indulge yourself away from all those forced funny Valentines
But above all -- don't wait till Valentine's Day.
Try to be a warm and loving person every day.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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