2018 Midterm elections
The 2018 Midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
In the Senate the Republican party holds 51 seats. The Democrats hold 47 seats, and the remaining two are held by independents who caucus with the Democrat Party. Of the 33 seats up for election, the Democrats are defending 25 (two of which are held by independents), while Republicans have only eight seats to defend. The Democrat Party must defend 10 seats in states that Donald Trump won over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Despite liberal media fake news reports, the Democrats would have to win 48 House seats and seven Senate seats to qualify historically as a "wave election," an unlikely prospect. Increasing leftist violence and resistance to accepting the results of a democratic election may be a decisive factor in the outcome.
ICE was created on recommendation of the 9/11 Commission report after 19 Islamic jihadi hijackers entered the United States during the Clinton administration and murdered 3,000 Americans. Democrats and members of Congress now have entered bills and are calling for the abolition of ICE.
When one uses Google to investigate "leftist violence" and other associated terms, the majority of search results (thanks to selective liberal-biased censorship and manipulating of those results by Google) return "right-wing violence," as if the phenomenea of leftist motivated attacks do not exist or is unmonitored. Yet daily for two years leftists have openly practiced criminal behavior in the form of violence, intimidation and threats - often worn as a badge of "honor" by liberal elites in media, Hollywood, academia, and the Democrat Party, although common sense dictates that such behavior is, in fact, a badge of shame against them as seen by the majority of the public.
The trade deficit is a jobs issue. It represents an outflow of American capital to purchase foreign goods that just as easily could be manufactured by American workers.
America has been running a trade deficit since 1967 (when the U.S. became dependent on foreign oil and the American auto industry was booming). This outflow of capital earned America the reputation as the "engine of the global economy." However this reputation was gained out of largess, not of necessity.
Future of NATO
The only reason European liberal social democratic welfare states have free healthcare, and the United States does not, is because the American taxpayer has been paying European defense costs for nearly 70 years - a fact often omitted by liberals in debates over the U.S. healthcare system.
NATO was created as a defense alliance to contain Soviet expansionism after 1945, and not to wage a War of Aggression in Africa against Libya, as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Brennan, and John McCain authorized in 2011. After the reckless misuse of such a powerful military alliance resulting in a massive humanitarian and refugee crisis - including the resurgence of black African slave markets - the future of a military establishment created to defend against the Soviet Union (which hasn't existed since 1991) is front and center before American voters. Indeed, the Trump-Russia collusion hoax was an effort by power entrenched global interests of the military industrial complex to keep up the myth of the aggressive Russian bogeyman, to maintain the status quo and justify keeping the cost burden on U.S. taxpayers for European defense and Europe's bloated social welfare state.
- Although analysis by the Cato Institute and New York Times showed leftist-motivated violence on the rise since 2016 with killings 2.5 times higher than right wing extremists, https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/term-alt-left-came the numbers do not include murders of police officers by Black Lives Matter activists. https://www.cnn.com/2016/08/14/us/police-officers-fatal-shooting-line-duty-nationwide/index.html
- Prior to that, the Marshall Plan - loans, grants, and gifts to foreigners, represented a trade surplus.
- Africans Are Being Sold in Libya. Thank Clinton/Obama. Glenn Reynolds, USA Today, November 27, 2017