Although it’s a right-wing show, I like to listen to the Bill Pozzi Show 6:15-7 a.m. on Magic 95.5 because the host personally invited me to be a guest to espouse my views without interruption. I listened to few shows and learned that he is a man of his word. I have called in a few times; minds weren’t changed but that wasn’t the point. Yesterday, I called him and congratulated him for having a UHV professor explain the voting process. I learned a lot. Don’t get me wrong, when they go into conspiracies or Democrats are Socialists/Marxists/communists (how can you be all three?) I turn off the radio and start doing something else.
This morning, my last blog was mentioned but I decided not to call because I didn’t want to cut into the time of their guest Emett Alvarez.
Bill read the first paragraph of my blog and questioned why Congress is selecting a committee to examine the facts around Jan 6, 2021 siege of our nation’s Capitol. If I had called in, I would have explained the differences between our three branches of government. The Justice Department will punish the offenders but Congress has an oversight role in the events of what happened, by whom, and why their place of work was attacked.
To give you an example of a typical exchange of when I call in. I thought I heard Bill say that Gavin Newsom abandoned the Democratic Party because he left out his political affiliation in his recall run. I said no, he simply didn’t know the rules of the recall election and was told it was too late to correct the error. Come on, running as a Democrat will not hurt your chances in California.
Then it was said that the Texas House Democrats went to Washington D.C. because it was not a state that had an Extradition Clause. I reminded them that in 2003, New Mexico and Oklahoma refused to arrest the Democrats who fled the state to deny them a redistricting quorum. They said legislators need to stay and fight. That depends on your definition of the fight. Those legislators are leaving their families and small children to put additional light on the subject. They know it will eventually pass but they went to Washington to talk to Congress, the President and Vice-president to try and convince them of the need to pass a voting rights bill that used to be bipartisan. They are also begging them to get rid of the filibuster.
The argument has been made that the state shouldn’t control the federal election process. Not true according to Art. I Sec 4 Clause 1 of the United States Constitution which states “But the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of choosing Senators.” Pre-clearance comes to mind.
I’m in the middle of a book titled “Frankly, We did Win This Election” by the Wall Street’s Michael Bender but it’s not something I can never have a discussion with my conservative friends. They will automatically tell me, Bender is only out to make money, he used anonymous sources, it’s funded by the deep state, Democrat lies, etc. and they will give me the link of a video because they don’t read books; not the conservatives I know.
I just pre-ordered the book “I Alone Can Fix It“ by Carol Leoning and Phillip Rucker but if the Washington Post and CNN keep publishing the excerpts, I won’t need to buy the book.
I tend to believe the contents but the experts say it’s because I’m biased and want the stories to be true. I believe them because the events have been mentioned before by different authors. I also paid close attention during the primaries, hearings, speeches, and not one of the sources have denied their version of events. What’s scary is that the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley knew Trump might try some sort of a coup in November of 2020 but remained silent. We need to subpoena the principals to tell their stories under oath. And if the authors are lying, we should make that known, so it affects their bottom line.
I had a discussion with a few of my friends where we agreed that a lot of the local politicos and voters are really anti-government libertarians who identify with the GOP because a Libertarian can’t win running as such. It probably started in 1997 when Ron Paul was our U.S. Representative. It avoids the confusion of thinking of them as the old Ronald Reagan Republicans. One of the recent mayoral candidates identified as a Libertarian.
The results of the committee hearing nor the contents of the revealing books won’t matter to the Trump loyalists. They’ll play the victim and blame it on the Democrats, Big Tech, the mainstream media, the deep state, etc. and they’ll fundraise off it. Don’t take my word, go see for yourself. It’s their SOP. For example, Governor Ron DeSantis is making money selling “Don’t Fauci My Florida“ paraphernalia while his state had 6,426 new cases of Covid yesterday and today it was 7,011 new cases.
In the meantime, their side will complain of our overusing racism, while banging the drum beats of Democrats are trying to implement Socialism/Marxism and Communism (good grief pick one) and CRT. The latter boogeyman is fairly new so don’t ask them to define Critical Race Theory. The illegal immigrants are coming in to vote for Democrats has been around for decades and the socialist tag came in 1935 when Social Security was enacted and gained steam when Ronald Reagan called Medicare “socialized medicine.”