Monday morning musings

I wonder how much longer George Soros is going to keep funding all these Republican election victories?

When Democrats talk about resisting, what is it they want to resist? More jobs? Fewer jihadists in the country? Americans no longer forced to buy medical insurance?

Donna Brazile recently tweeted “We need help in promoting the most progressive platform ever in the history of American politics. #Grateful @TheDemocrats.” Good. This is exactly what we want them to do. Double-down on what doesn’t work.

“The flat earth society has members all around the globe.”

Here’s a complete list of things taxpayers owe non-taxpayers:
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“Radical Muslims are snakes. Moderate Muslims are the grass they hide in.”

How can the AHCA be a transfer of wealth from poor to rich? When did the poor get all this money?

Planned Parenthood poured $734,000 into Jon Ossoff’s campaign in Georgia-6. Since they receive several hundred million dollars from us taxpayers, isn’t this money laundering?

Liberals will always tell you their intentions because it’s what they accuse the opposition of doing.

According to Terry McAuliffe, 93 million Americans are killed every day by guns.

When was the last time you heard any Democrat attempt to inspire someone to greatness? They never lift up their victims. That’s because their victims must remain victims in order to be useful to Democrats.

All this talk of Democrats winning “moral victories” is ludicrous. Democrats have no morals, so there are no moral victories.

The real party of death

The Republican Party is remarkably close to passing a repeal and replace of ObamaCare. It’s not a perfect bill, but anything that removes the individual mandate is a significant improvement on the disaster that is/was ObamaCare.

Naturally, the Democrats are in full-scale meltdown. (It doesn’t take much these days.) The standard party line is that the AHCA is “mean.” They are saying people will die as a result, as though sick people will drop dead the moment President Trump signs the bill into law. Some are even citing actual numbers of Americans who could die as a result of repealing ObamaCare.

This is standard fare for the Democrats. We heard the same thing when President Trump pulled us out of the Paris climate agreement. If liberal policies are repealed, then people will die. They can’t possibly be getting any mileage out of this, because Democrats keep losing elections, but I suppose it does assuage their fruitcake voters and #fakenews apparatchiks.

I submit to you that not a single person will die as a result of the AHCA. I also submit to you that not a single life would be saved if ObamaCare were left in place. It’s just words that liberal politicians use when they have no actual ideas.

The irony is that the Democrats’ attempt to portray the GOP as the party of death is yet another example of projection. You see, the Democrats are the actual party of death. They lament that “children will suffer” if the AHCA passes, yet completely ignore the irony that it is they who support the wanton killing of more than 1M unborn human beings every year. They are the ones whose followers have taken to violence, portraying President Trump’s beheading or actually using GOP congressmen as target practice.

So when you hear a Democrat accuse the GOP of wanting to kill Americans, just write it off as one more example of liberal projection.

DOJ corruption is nothing new

If you’ve paid attention to the soap opera that is the fake Russian collusion meme, you can clearly see that the U.S. Department of Justice, including President Obama’s highest appointees, is (or was) corrupt to the core. Whether the corruption is ever brought to justice is doubtful. But corruption at that level is certainly not unprecedented. Following is a paragraph from Stephen Ambrose’s first of three biographical volumes on Richard Nixon. The year was 1948. The controversy was the Alger Hiss/Whitaker Chambers case.

SO NIXON WON the first round. In the process, he learned some unsavory lessons, not only about the extent of Communist infiltration into the government and about spy rings, but also about what lengths the Administration was willing to go to in order to prevent embarrassment. He was introduced to that intricate game that is Washington politics, in which the only thing that counts is success, and where anything goes. The case was filled with leaks, lies, deceptions, the deliberate use of the Justice Department for partisan political purposes, the manipulation of the press and public opinion, and brazen attempts at cover-up.

Words

cocksureness (adj.) — presumptuously or arrogantly confident

vouchsafe (v.) — give or grant (something) to (someone) in a gracious or condescending manner

iconoclast (n.) — a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions

bravura (n.) — great technical skill and brilliance shown in a performance or activity

peroration (n.) — the concluding part of a speech, typically intended to inspire enthusiasm in the audience

husbandman (n.) — a person who cultivates the land; a farmer

lexicographer (n.) — a person who compiles dictionaries

euphony (n.) — the quality of being pleasing to the ear, especially through a harmonious combination of words

pathos (n.) — a quality that evokes pity or sadness

roquelaure (n.) — a cloak reaching to the knees, worn by men during the 18th century

exigency (n.) — an urgent need or demand

magniloquence (n.) — use of high-flown language

efflorescence (n.) — optimum stage of development

splenetic (adj.) — bad-tempered

Building blocks (2 Peter 1:1-3)

After 1 Peter, the author waited 6 years to write a follow-up. It will never get so evil in the world that the gospel cannot prevail in a meaningful way. Even during Roman persecution, the church was flourishing.

The reason he writes this book is because Peter believed martyrdom was inevitable. He knew that time was at hand. Back in John, Jesus predicted Peter’s death. Peter now senses that.

If we’re not careful, we will miss the details in the Bible. So when Peter gives the introduction, every word is meaningful. Peter starts calling himself Simon Peter again. Simon was his name before he ever met Jesus. Simon means, “to hear.” (As an old man, Peter is reminiscing about the day when, as a young man, he met Jesus in the flesh.)

1. Don’t ever forget who you used to be. When he was introduced to Jesus Christ, Peter’s life was transformed. It is important to put our past selves behind us. But we also not to forget the nonsense God delivered us from. The best witness you have is to tell others who you used to be and what Jesus saved you from.

He gives us things worth living for, whereas before salvation we were living for nothing. However, the best testimony is that of a person who was saved before he ever got seriously involved in sin. Five times in 13 books written, the apostle Paul gives the entirety of his testimony. He explains how God had delivered him from so much.

If you’ve never been seriously involved in sin, it is only by the grace of God.

We don’t have a salvation we work for, but a salvation that works after we get it.

We have “precious” faith. There is something that makes faith valuable.

2. The value of our faith is in the object of our faith. If you trust in a man, you will get only what a man can do. But if you trust in Christ, you will get what God can do. It is not our faith, by itself, that is important. It is the object of our faith that matters.

Remember, faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains. But Jesus is not a genie in a bottle. It takes a little bit of faith in right object to do miracles. It is the righteousness of Jesus Christ that makes our faith precious. The common denominator is not us, but Jesus Christ. Our faith is obtained in the righteousness of God in the person of Jesus Christ.

The devil does have some power. But we are invested in the ultimate power in the God of heaven.

Never again let your mouth open and say you can’t follow God or be a witness or give to the work of God. God has already given us all things. We have no excuse for not living for Jesus.

Twice in verse 3, Peter uses the work “knowledge.”

3. Knowing more about God is a poor substitute for knowing God intimately. American Christianity is filled with people who know about God. Yet our homes are no better for it. We have more reousrces today to tell us all about God, yet our divorce rate is just as high as the world’s. Instead, what will change the world is a handful of men who know the Lord intimately..

How much Bible we know doesn’t make us a better person. How intimately we know God is what transforms us. Let God flow in you and through you. No one need be poor. No one need be downcast. Because Jesus is available. We should desire nothing more.

This is why we call it #fakenews

The Washington Post ran a long article yesterday that attempts to make a hero of President Obama for trying to get Russia to stop meddling in our election. (It amounted to Obama telling Putin, “We know what you’re doing, Vlad, and you better stop!”)

Actually, this is an old piece of #fakenews designed to look like a sudden revelation.

Early in the article, the #fakenews WaPo asserts:

In political terms, Russia’s interference was the crime of the century, an unprecedented and largely successful destabilizing attack on American democracy. It was a case that took almost no time to solve, traced to the Kremlin through cyber-forensics and intelligence on Putin’s involvement. And yet, because of the divergent ways Obama and Trump have handled the matter, Moscow appears unlikely to face proportionate consequences.

Well, that makes it sounds like a slam-dunk case of Russian interference, does it not? I mean, crime of the century? Unprecedented and destabilizing attack? Wowzers, man!

There’s one problem, though. If you dig down into the story, and I mean, way, way down, like farther down that most readers of #fakenews are probably willing to read, you’ll find the following admission:

Despite the dire warnings, there were no meltdowns in the United States’ voting infrastructure on Nov. 8, no evidence of hacking-related fraud, crashing of electronic ballots or manipulation of vote counts.

Huh? Both these statements can’t be true. Either Russia’s interference was the crime of the century OR there is no evidence of hacking-related fraud. Either Russia’s interference was an unprecedented and largely successful destabilizing attack on our democracy OR there were no meltdowns in our voting infrastructure.

The fact that there is no evidence of hacking is the true part of the story. The notion that Russia successfully hacked our election is the never-ending false meme being carried along by #fakenews and the Democrat Party. Yet both statements are presented as fact in the same story, and both cannot be true.

The real reason, in my opinion, that the WaPo decided to resurrect this dated piece of #fakenews is to give CPR to Obama’s legacy, which is literally dangling by a sliver. As soon as the Senate passes its repeal and replace of ObamaCare — and it will get passed — the eight years of Obama’s presidency will have been effectively unraveled in a matter of months. This is all about rehabilitating Obama’s legacy, which is about to pass from existence.

Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

A winning strategy

It used to aggravate me that the #fakenews media and Democrats persisted with their #fakememe regarding Russian interference & collusion. The intent is and has always been to delegitimize the presidency of Donald Trump. I wanted them to let go of the #fakememe and get on with the business of the country.

It used to aggravate me, but it no longer does. I used to want them to drop the #fakememe, but I no longer do. Three days ago, the Democrats lost another special election. Actually, they lost two, but the race for Georgia-6 was overhyped, oversold, and all the #fakenews and all the #fakepolls and all that outside money could not produce a Democrat win. And believe me when I tell you the Democrats and #fakenews threw everything they had at this congressional seat. They are devastated.

The Democrats spent six times what the average congressional campaign costs. In other words, they could have funded six individual House races in 2018 with the money they wasted on Tuesday’s election. This is a very good thing.

I don’t want the Democrats to drop the #fakenews and #fakememe because the more they double-down, the more they lose. They are like a football team that goes into halftime losing and refuses to make any changes to the strategy. They just double-down on what clearly isn’t working, and the best thing they can do for the country is to keep doing what doesn’t work for their party.

The Democrats and #fakenews are wandering in the wilderness. They have no idea where they are going, and their leaders are incompetent. They are completely out of touch with average Americans (at least the productive ones). President Trump and the American people are winning daily, winning bigly, winning on all fronts. And the Democrats have attempted to block every success. The American people see this.

The Democrats have no viable ideas. They cannot win in the intellectual arena. Literally the only thing they have is the fake Russia meme. And they are so invested in their #fakememe that there’s no turning back. They have strung their fruitcake voters along to the point that they are being driven insane, some of them even driven to violence.

In other words, the world is passing the Democrats by, and they are willfully stuck on stupid. And the funniest part is that they’re doing it to themselves. The more insane they become the more they lose, and the more they lose the more insane they become.

So instead of wishing the left would drop the fake Russia meme, I want them to stick with it right through the 2018 election. I want Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters and Bernie Sanders to continue as the voice of the Democrat Party. I want the media to keep producing #fakenews and #fakepolls. I want them to keep lying to themselves and denying reality. Because as long as they are willing to inhabit this alternate reality bubble, the more they keep losing, and when Democrats lose, the country wins.

Quote du jour

From yesterday’s Rush Limbaugh Show, with the Maha Rushie describing why your average Democrat voter is literally going insane with hate:

Your CNN viewer, your New York Times reader is about going insane right now because it’s been eight months, and the promise has been there every day, and they want the news, they want the data that Trump cheated. They want Trump frog-marched into jail. They want Hillary put in the White House. And every day that doesn’t happen, the insane asylums need to start building new wings to house all the new residents.

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Why me? (Exodus 4:10-15)

Moses felt completely unequipped to carry out the work the Lord had given him.

You can run away just like Moeses did. But God will not allow you to just give up on your calling.

God doesn’t always call those who are “best-equipped.” Moses surely wondered why he was to be the one to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.

Moses thought he was unworthy to carry out his calling, but God believed differently, so he sent along Moses’ brother Aaron as a helper.

Moses wasn’t eloquent of tongue, so how was he going to talk to Pharaoh?

What if you feel the same way Moses did? What if God has put you in a position where you feel completely inadequate? He will give you His grace.

Instead of asking “Why me?” how about asking “Why not me?” if you genuinely desire to serve the Lord.

It’s not your ability, but God’s ability.

As a challenge, let God use you if you’re willing. Ask “Why not me?” After all, it’s all about His glory and not yours.