|The Money Machine-11/30/2016 by Dave Gunn||| Print ||
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11/30/2016 by Dave Gunn
The Money Machine
Jill Stein, former Green Party candidate for president, has hit the jackpot. During her pitiful campaign she was able to raise only 3.5 million dollars. Then she hit on an idea that has yielded almost twice that much in a little over a week.
So far, Stein has received almost $7 million in donations in her bid to challenge the results of the presidential election in three states: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. She is demanding recounts, even though there is no evidence of any kind of tampering or irregularity or even the slightest glitch.
Joining Stein in her scam is the Clinton campaign. One wonders what happened to the idea that challenging the results of the election was horrifying and a threat to democracy?
So who will be the winners in this gambit. Certainly the lawyers, who will pocket 2-3 million dollars. Then Jill Stein and her little Green Party will no doubt keep most of the rest. Not a bad haul.
Another winner, although indirectly, is the Republican Party. Almost all of the nearly 7-million dollars donated has come from Democrats, so blinded by their hate of Donald Trump that they have readily given their money over to a fool’s errand. This means they will have fewer dollars to donate in the mid-term election of 2018. So keep those checks coming in, Dummy-crats!
I only wish I had thought of it first. I wonder if it is too late the demand a recount of the county commissioner race?
On another front, it appears that the Democrats in Washington have a woeful inability to learn. Recently the Democrats in the Senate elected New York slip and fall lawyer and Senator Chuck Schumer as their minority leader. In the House, space cadet Nancy Pelosi was reelected as Minority leader. Both are establishment Democrats and as Schumer is from New York and Pelosi from California, both are emblematic of the far-left bi-coastal appeal of the Democrat Party with no appeal to the heartland of America.
Finally, we bid farewell to the bloodthirsty dictator Fidel Castro, whose death revealed a striking difference between President Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump. Obama offered a carefully crafted, nuanced statement full of diplomatic double-talk. On the other hand, Trump told the truth about the Cuban
dictator who murdered and jailed his political opponents.
You wouldn’t know it if you watched MSNBC or listened to National Public Radio, who licked the boots and kissed the hind parts of the lately deceased Castro, but he was a brutal man who was evil on many fronts. Fidel ranks right up there with Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao for sheer wickedness.
Under Fidel freedom of the press, religion, assembly, and speech did not exist. Churches were mostly exterminated, with a few left open but under strict communist control. And those cheering crowds at his long and boring speeches were forced to attend and made to cheer, just like they are doing today. In addition, Castro sent his army thugs to various countries in the world in an attempt to export the socialist paradise he had produced in Cuba.
Fidel’s brand of communism has been an economic disaster in Cuba. Castro always blamed the U.S. sanctions for the poor performance of his economy, but the truth is that most nations ignored our sanctions and so Cuba had the freedom to trade with a large part of the world. The problem was that the people had no money, and so could not buy what they might have wanted. One telltale sign of the poverty of the Cuban people under Castro is the fact that few automobiles in Cuba are less than 30 years old.
If Fidel had truly wanted to be a blessing to the people of Cuba, he would have died 60 years ago.
[Dave Gunn is the nom de plume of Dr. David E. Gonnella, Pastor of the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore, Alabama. The opinions expressed are his own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the church or its membership.]