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Some Girl in Iowa

By Rob Tenery, MD on August 31, 2018

The only mention on MSNBC of the death of Iowa college student Molly Tibbits by the suspected murderer and illegal alien Cristhian Rivera was by an assistant professor of political science at Fordham University-Lincoln Center, Cristina Greer. Appearing on the television station, Greer didn’t even call Tibbits by name, only referring to her as some girl in Iowa. Even then Greer was criticizing Fox News for prioritizing the murder charges by an illegal alien over Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen’s admission that the President authorized him to pay off the two women Trump had affairs with years before he even thought about running for president. CNN ignored the story of the college student’s tragic death altogether on their primetime news.

Although Greer later apologized for her insensitive remark on social media, Greer along with virtually every other of the so-called commentators, along with CNN, The New York Times and most other major newspapers and TV networks, except FOX, have a very limited agenda. Greer’s slip of depersonalizing the victim, referring to her as some girl in Iowa, is a direct effort to oppose one of Trump’s top priorities--- control of illegal immigration. It is of interest in the past that most leading Democrats, who are or have been candidates for president, claimed to support Trump’s same concerns on illegal immigration. 

The only way the Democrats feel they have a chance of regaining power is to demonize Trump to the extent they win the majority in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections. They claim they will then vote to impeach him on the charge he committed ‘high crimes and misdemeanors

By sheer numbers, the Democrats could well regain the majority in the House. The problem for the Democrats is the process then moves to the Senate for a trial to judge whether he committed an impeachable offence--- collusion with the Russians, obstruction of justice, having affairs and then paying them off with his own money. None of these charges have either been proven or rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors. The second concern for the Democrats should be the chances of the Republicans losing control of the Senate is unlikely, and even then, the vote to impeach takes a two-thirds majority or 67 votes.

So the chances that Trump will be turned out of office prior to filling out his full four-year term is very unlikely even if the House is in the hands of the Democrats. And with the weak line-up for president in the Democratic Party, other than Joe Biden, who has already run for the office on two occasions in 1988 and 2008. There is a better than even chance Trump will win a second term and possibly both houses of Congress at the same time. Also Biden is three and a half years older than Trump; making him 79 even if he were to unseat Trump.

Finally, if Trump gets another Supreme Court justice appointed before the mid-term elections and then probably at least one more in the ensuing two years. Or if he wins a second term, the Court Should be firmly in the hands of justices who legislate by originalism as define by Former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Although the Democrats smell blood, their only real chance is capturing the vote in both houses of Congress and continue their move toward democratic socialism. Time and the threats to any democracy is on their side, backed by those who supported Bernie Sanders and the rapidly expanding voice and votes by the millennial population and those dependent on US entitlement programs. Second, is by locating more illegal immigrants in selected states such as Texas, thus turning them from red to blue by using their count in the 10-year census to allocate representation in the US House of Representatives and thus, the Electoral College count.

It should be obvious that the only agenda of the leadership of the Democratic Party is twofold: Get the heat off the illegal acts of the DNC, their candidate for president, the corruption in the FBI and the Justice Department and to pretend they want to impeach Trump by keeping the investigations on him and not them. Forget the greater good for the moment.

It only took their insensitivity to the horrendous murder by an illegal alien of that girl from Iowa to point it out.





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