A Look Inside CPAC 2017: The Conservative Political Action Conference

In the midst of a hugely divided Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta leading many liberals to threaten to break from the party in a #DemExit, this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was a celebration of where conservatism stands in the current political spectrum. The conference was headlined by a speech from President Trump tripling down on his agenda from the campaign highlighting that his administration has already taking steps within the first 30 days to fulfill the majority of its campaign promises. President Trump received a standing ovation on every point as he addressed the wins of his populist movement as well as deliver another round of lighting jabs to the media he identifies as the opposition party. President Trump, once again called out members of the media saying, “A source says that Donald Trump is a horrible, horrible human being.” Let ’em say it to my face.” referring to his repeated criticism of media leaking negative information of his administration given by what they call “anonymous sources.” Trump’s attendance at the conference also marked a milestone as he was the first first-year President to attend the Conference since Ronald Reagan.

 

 

 

The day prior to President Trump’s speech was highlighted by a joint sit down discussion with the President’s two top advisers, Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus. The discussion was of high interest to many for two main reasons. First being that, many people had never actually seen Steve Bannon, the chairman of Breitbart, speak in public. We have all heard the recent rumors of his vocal altercations with members of the mainstream media off camera, as well of the rumors of President Trump’s arch nemesis Rosie O’Donell’s attempt to petition to character Bannon on Saturday Night Live. O’Donell’s suggestion left many scratching their heads, wondering how she would be able to pull off a comedic parody of someone most people have never even seen talking in public before. Secondly, this joint sit down came in between tons of leaked info in the media from the so-called “anonymous sources” stating that there were conflicts in the White House between its head advisers Bannon and Priebus. The two assured the conservatives in the audience the White House was working as a well oiled machine as the President recently stated and that the two actually shared an office in the White House and had been spending more than 16 hours a day working together side by side.

 

 

 

Other highlights from the conference include speeches from famed conservatives such as Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Ted Cruz, Ambassador John Bolton, Lou Dobbs, Dana Loesch, David Webb, Mark Levin, Carly Fiorina, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Betsy DeVos, Kellyanne Conway, Matt Schlapp, and #Brexit’s own Nigel Farage just to name a few. Milwaukee Sheriff, David Clarke Jr., gave an incredible speech addressing the importance of Americans finally coming together to be proud of their country, the strong leadership of President Trump, and a look into the future of the rule of law and order in America from the perspective of an active law enforcement agent.

 

 

 

According to surveys taken at CPAC, 86% of the conservatives in attendance say they approve of President Trump’s job performance thus far. This is a vast difference from the 44% approval rating currently given by the Gallup poll, proving again just how divided the country is at the current time. Which is why I strongly suggest liberal progressives take sometime to view these videos here as well as any others you can find from this year’s CPAC to clearly understand the conservative view on key issues plaguing politics in America right now. Before we can compromise and agree we must be willing to listen to the other side of the aisle.

 

 

 

Written by Ronald Massenburg

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What President Trump Should Do About The Violence In Chicago

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In my hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which is said to be one of the cities in the country with the highest crime rates (mainly due to the small population and extremely high number of tourist) there is typically only a handful of murders a year, a number small enough to count on one hand that typically all occur during the annual biker week.  However, in 2016 the city of Chicago, Illinois clocked a staggering 762 murders. On average one kid under the age of 16 is murdered in “Chi-Town” every week. These numbers border on the statistics you would see in a 3rd world town suffering from genocide. So, why is this allowed to be an ongoing thing in one of the most well known cities in the greatest country on Earth? Why is there no outrage? Why are people not marching and protesting about this in mass numbers? You wouldn’t believe, but my best guess….. Racism. This is allowed to go on in Southside Chicago, year after year, and it is only getting worse. I believe if this had been going on in a predominantly white area the injustice would be addressed and stopped immediately. But let’s dive into a deeper analysis of why it is going on in the first place, why no one has stopped it yet, and the role our new President could play in finally bringing this carnage to an end.

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With 4,367 shooting victims in 2016 alone, the question often arises in gun control debates, what about Chicago? Many, including President Trump, have argued that Chicago has the strictest gun control laws in the U.S., yet one of the high rates of gun violence. Well, this is because the people doing the shooting are outlaws; they conduct themselves outside of the law. This is really the whole in the entire gun control argument in general. If people want to kill, they will find ways to kill. And as such, if people want weapons they will find ways to get their hands on them. In fact they would prefer to obtain these guns illegally. The truth is responsible-legal gun owners buy guys to hunt wild game and defend themselves. They don’t buy guns with the intentions on robbing random victims at gun point and seeking out homicidal revenge on people from rival neighborhoods. To them the process is a hassle, but at the end of the day they don’t mind applying for and registering their firearms. Outlaws on the other hand would prefer what they call a “throw away,” a firearm that can be used to “put in work” and is not traceable back to them. In these streets these firearms are just as valuable as money and drugs and are often bartered in the same fashion as the two.

Chicago has a long history of gangs going back to the late 1800s. These gangs have always been built up on ethnic grounds. In the late 1970s-early 1980s the rise of black street gangs and the drug trade cut through and divided black gangs into geographically based crime syndicates. Peaking with the introduction of crack cocaine into the inner cities the black streets gangs became just as big as the Italian mafia. What was once an organized racket of entrepreneurs and soldiers designed to generate millions in the black market of illegal drugs is now more out of hand than anyone could have ever imagined. There are no more hustlers fighting to control drug real estate worth millions in illegal funds, just the sons and grand sons of those old hustlers shooting and killing each other over underground rap song ‘disses’ and Facebook beefs. And they are killing each other like life doesn’t mean a thing, and in many ways in their young minds, it truly doesn’t.

It’s hard being a young black male conservative. This morning I woke up to see news reports of my state’s Republican Senator Tim Scott, on the floor addressing his peers with mean Tweets sent to him from other people with the same black skin color as him, for supporting the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions as the new administration’s Attorney General. You know; Coon, Uncle Tom, self-hater, house Negro, etc. The typical type of name calling any black male can expect for going against the typical Black-American narrative of radical liberalism and permanent/un-escapable victimhood. The same typical insults I hear oh so often. Another line I hear very often in discussion with others after they find out I voted for President Trump is, “What is Trump going to do for us?” My initial response is always the same, “Us who? Us Americans?” Their follow up reply is always the same, “No. Us black people.” Then I always remind them, since they often forget (or fail to accept), they are free American citizens, and the sample public/political policy that would apply to any other American (regardless of skin tone) would also apply to them. From early in his campaign President Trump has made it crystal clear that he wants to restore safety to Southside Chicago and other crippling majority black communities. Supporters of the radical ‘alt-left’ will lead you to believe this is a bad thing and racist, when in fact it is the exact opposite.

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Those on the right, as well as black people in general, have question why ‘the first black President’ Barack Obama has never did anything to stop the death and carnage of black citizens in his hometown of Chicago. Unlike other politicians (from both sides), President Trump appears to be dead serious about honoring all his campaign promises, even though his haters seem determined to resist and oppose him every step of the way. On January 24th President Trump in classic-Trump communication fashion Tweeted, “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” in what seemed to be a public warning to the areas failing Governor and Mayor, who Trump had also recently be in a war of words with over Chicago’s sanctuary city stance. But many people wonder what did he mean by, “Send in the Feds!”

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I don’t think anybody really completely knows what was meant by President Trump, but the local government and law enforcement is not getting the job done of protecting the people. Many people have said it is the fault of groups such as Black Lives Matter and the mainstream media for making it hard for police officers to be tough and do their job well from fear of getting involved in an incident that goes viral. Others have pointed blame at the guns laws, education system, job market, judicial system etc. However not too many have cast any blame towards the actual gang bangers doing the killing. In discussion about the Trump tweet I was once asked, “oh so that is Trump’s solution, to send the feds in to lock up more black boys instead of helping by getting them new jobs?” But what company would want to open a factory or plant in a war zone and have to deal with the liabilityof homicides being committed on the front step of their business daily? Have the kids committing these killings even been looking for jobs? If I offered them a job right now would they even want it? They have access to education now, but do they even show up to school and take it serious? The ideology of the people doing the killing has to be addressed at some point. And before that can take place the streets have to be cleaned up. How can you expect people to be willing to go to school and work everyday when they are too afraid to even leave the house from fear of getting shot in a random shooting? Right now Chicago needs law and order, and I’m not talking about SVU. Chicago needs the type of law and order you hear strong conservatives talking about like President Trump, A.G. Jeff Session, Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, and even former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Chicago needs tough prosecution and sentencing for its gun crimes. And finally, the young black men in Chicago need to decide, and decide now before it gets to late, do they want to be gang bangers and fall victim to the inevitable fate of prison or early death that comes with that choice or do they want to be productive contributing member of society. It’s not as hard as everyone makes it. We all have dealt with it at some point in the midst of the tangled fast-life. At the fork in the road some of us go left and some of us go right, but we all make our own choice. Let’s start to be honest with each other.  And most importantly let’s start to be honest with ourselves.

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Years ago, when I was an ignorant child; young, dumb, and full of you know what, I would have said something stupid like “F the pigs” or “no snitching.” These codes have grown to become more than just street corner ethics held by those select few who devote their life to the game of hustling. These idiotic mottos have become general guides to life we teach our kids in the black community. We have to take control. We have to make a change. We have to stop complaining about oppression of the past and move forward. We have to stop hurting each other and then praising one another for it afterwards like it’s something cool to do. We have to stop begging and waiting on someone to come help us, and we need to help ourselves. Today I say that I pray Donald Trump sends the feds to Chicago. And I pray he locks up every gang banger out there that refuses to stop killing and poisoning their brothers and sisters. I can handle that. I pray they get locked up for a long time, one by one. And that prayer goes out to the little boy killed by stray gun fire while outside riding his bicycle like a little boy is supposed to. That prayer goes out to that 17 year old teenage girl there with the dream of getting a scholarship to medical school, but won’t even get the chance because gang bangers at her school are fighting and killing so much her teachers don’t even have the chance to teach. And it goes to out to that elderly couple that moved into the neighborhood 50 years ago to live the American dream of homeownership, worked their entire adult lives to pay their home off, and are now afraid to come outside and take a walk down their street because every time they do they get mugged. President Trump, it’s time!

Written by @rmassenb

The Left’s Latest Conspiracy Theory: Russia

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Alright, let’s start this op-ed with a word game. You ready? Okay; racism, misogyny, sexism, homophobia, Islamic phobia, xenophobia, bullying, stupidity, ignorance, and sexual predatory behavior just to name a few. What do all these words have in common? If you guessed words listed as hobbies under the bio section of my POF dating profile you would be close, but still no cigar. But what all these words do have in common is they are all excuses lefties have repeated over and over for the landslide win Trump accomplished over Clinton in early November. And, yes, it was a landslide win. All of you guys out there who play NBA 2K know the rules. Once you are losing by over 21 points it is declared a blowout and you have to pass the controller. Trump won by 74!

Excuses, excuses…

Once those excuses got redundant post-election we started to get the new round of weekly excuses. First it was the Electoral College process being flawed. This is crazy and basically complaining about the rules of the game after a loss. If a football team wins the Superbowl by scoring 1 touchdown and 3 field goals to a team that scored 2 touchdowns, the losing team can’t come back and complain that they should have won because they scored more touchdowns. Both teams came into the game knowing the rules. Second, it was “fake news,” which is ironic because no one puts out more fake news than the mainstream liberal media. Third, according to President Obama, it was because every restaurant and bar in the country has their TV’s displaying Fox News. And, now Russian hackers!

What hackers?

But who are these Russian hackers you ‘might’ be asking yourself? Are they hardcore PC gamers, who hack the email accounts of Presidential campaign managers, like John Podesta, in between intense online matches of League of Legends? Are they former Russian credit card scammers that switched their tech savvy from criminal enterprises to political email account password stealing for profit? Do these hackers even really exist? How much do you want to bet Donna Brazile’s email password was ‘Password1’? Who knows? But according to the left-wing media rackets and John McCain this one has KGB written all over it. So let’s take a look at all the evidence. The Washington Post shocked the world late last week when they re-released cited CIA claims from October in an article titled “Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House.”

Why the sudden outrage over old news?

Unlike the October article which placed motive for the claims on Russia’s want to ‘undermine confidence in the US electoral system,’ this time around the Post states that the CIA has changed the Russian motive now to ‘help Trump win the Presidency.’ The article then goes on to state intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to Russia provided WikiLeaks with all those emails we saw in the weeks leading up to the election. Remember #PodestaEmails16? Podesta was leaking more new material on the internet than an unsigned rapper without a mixtape budget. Well Trump’s, response to the follow up article wasn’t much different than his response to the original findings, pre-election. He said he doesn’t believe it, reminding us, “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and “Make America Great Again.” After reading the article all I could ask myself is, why is the assessment secret? Why don’t they release the names of the people involved? If they state that the hidden named people have no direct link to Russia or the Kremlin why are they still blaming Russia for it? Who are the secret senators that got to see the evidence at the secret meeting? Why don’t they want people to see this evidence?  Even the motives they are trying to give are weak. They state it was to get Trump elected then later in the article state that intelligence officials  were unclear about that motive. Then they claim Russia’s whole point of doing this was to weaken the US citizen’s belief in the integrity of the election process? People barely trusted it already and from every email they released the people involved have said it was true. No one has said any of the emails are fake that were released. And the email’s are full or people conspiring together to rig the election, the primaries, the coverage of them, and the debates.

Move on…

With that being said the CIA should spend more time investing the people in the emails for rigging the election process instead of putting out reports saying they think it’s the Russians, with no solid evidence. It’s insane, the story was pointless, and people really think its credible information. Saying Russia hacked the DNC emails and investigating it right now is like launching an investigation into Puff Daddy to determine if him and Biggie killed 2Pac. All you’re going to get is a bunch of rumors and he say, she say.

Written by @rmassenb

Election 2016: A Conservative Point of View

My Premonition 

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This morning I woke to a text from a friend of mine (a fellow Donald Trump supporter) inviting me to join on a trip to the inauguration of our newly crowned President-Elect, which I respectfully declined. Though I would love to take that trip to Washington D.C. to celebrate this monumental event with my fellow Americans, I still believe the Trump administration will usher in a great period of prosperity for America, however in my mind all I envision is violent attacks and protesters disrupting what should be such a glorious day. I truly pray that my visions are completely wrong and everything goes smoothly on January 20th; however I am weary of the potential negative circumstances looming, and believe the inevitability of what I foresee as an unavoidable chain of events set to happen in our near future.

The Current Situation

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We are now almost a month removed from the presidential election, and somehow (to my displeasure) people still seem to be very unwilling to accept the election results. Even with Trump already making progress towards saving the jobs of various American workers (e.g. Carrier and Ford), it still isn’t unusual to see the chatter all over social media from people claiming that Trump is “Not My President.” Former presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein have recently rallied together to file for a recount in several key battleground states won by Trump on election night. I find this terribly ironic, considering many of the people who identify as liberals were the same exact ones ridiculing Trump for suggesting that he may not be so open to accept the election results if he lost. I even witness a man on CNN who claimed to be the pastor of a church (Rev. Dr. William Barber) encouraging citizens to go out and display “civil disobedience” to show their anger over the election results, so needless to say I will not be changing my mind about attending the upcoming inauguration. I have absolutely no interest in being surrounded by chaotic madness and uncertainty for an entire day by those intentionally participating in civil disobedience on what should be a positive experience and a historic day for this country.

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Creating Problems That Don’t Exist

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Sometimes I can’t help but feel like I am trapped in some kind of parallel universe full of hypocrisy where logic seems to be a scarce commodity. As I witnessed Trump take the stage in Cincinnati for the first stop of his “Thank You Tour” I felt comforted hearing his dialogue vocalizing the value of fiscal responsibility and government spending, bringing back American manufacturing jobs on a large scale, taking an offensive stance on preventing terrorism, as well as his exhortation of ending divisive labels among cultural groups by suggesting that we all come together as one America. However after the speech (to my dismay) all I hear from the political pundits is references to racial, gender, sexual, economic, social, and religious division. The audacity of these critics attempting to question why he made no mention of “ending the divide” literally stunned me to the point I actually questioned myself wondering if I was even watching the same speech they are painting in such a negative light.

Looking Toward The Future

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No one truly knows what 2017 has to offer, but I’m optimistic in the prospect of our future. I hope that in the coming days a greater range of Americans will eventually be able to look past the false narrative they are seeing on these so called “news channels.” I hope that our citizens will actually be able to think for themselves to develop their own opinions rather than being told what to think, or how to act and feel by our national media (whether they agree with the policies and stances of the President-Elect or not). I also hope that Trump is able to live up to the expectations of his loyal supporters, follow through and fulfill each and every campaign promise he made to those of us that put him in the White House. I’ll say this, so far I believe that he’s off to a good start with his campaign promises, but with the constant flood of political news that doesn’t pertain to our President-Elect (for example, yesterday Wikileaks released over 90GB of information belonging the the administration of German Chancellor Angela Merkel of which includes evidence she is cooperating with the NSA in regards to spying on German citizens), I’m quite sure that no matter what, 2017 will be just as event filled as 2016 was.

Written by @rmassenb