Congressman Chris Smith, R-NJ, delivered the following statement in opposition on the House floor during the impeachment debate:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Impeachment, President Donald Trump | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith’s remarks during the impeachment debate
As a practitioner of public opinion polling, I’ve studied, poked and analyzed opinions for more than 25 years. I’ve learned and grown to appreciate how fickle and malleable opinions can be. I’ve also come to understand through opinion research, why President Trump is playing a winning hand going into 2020 and why he is better positioned for victory than you might think.
Mr. Trump isn’t playing the opinion game. He is playing on a different field. He is playing on beliefs and values. And his opponents are all too happy to assist him.
Opinions can change, and they often do. Beliefs don’t change. We can change our opinion about a candidate, or a restaurant, or a TV series. But we don’t change our fundamental values. We don’t change our beliefs. Opinions are ephemeral. Beliefs are unwavering.
“After almost two years of vigorous investigation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller—aided by 19 lawyers, about 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants and others—has found that there was no collusion whatsoever by President Trump (or anyone associated with his campaign) with the Russians to influence the 2016 election. This vindication is good news for America, not so good for the credibility of those who insisted on an almost daily basis that there was ample evidence which demonstrated that the President was guilty of collusion. In the end, Mueller’s Report proves that the truth matters. False charges should have no place in American politics.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Mueller Report, President Donald Trump, Robert Mueller | 15 Comments »
President Trump likes to compare himself to President Lincoln and indeed there are some similarities. Both won with less than a majority of the popular vote and took office in a deeply divided, polarized country with a substantial portion of the media engaging in virulent personal attacks on their character. They both expanded the President’s executive power to address what they saw as threats to homeland security and they devised new ways to communicate with the people.admin | Filed under: Donald Trump, Opinion | Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Donald Trump, Opinion, Robert Kofman | 1 Comment »
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that President Donald Trump will sign legislation to fund the government that includes much less funding for a wall for the southern border than he wants and simultaneously declare a national emergency to empower him to secure the border without funding authorized by congress, according to a report at The Hill.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: Donald Trump, Immigration | Tags: #BuildTheWall, Mitch McConnell, National Emergency, President Donald Trump, Southern border | Comments Off on McConnell: Trump will keep government open, declare national emergency to build the wall
— The Hill (@thehill) February 14, 2019
LET ME FINISH: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politics, former Governor Chris Christie’s memoir and plea for a political future is not likely to change any minds about him. If you’re one of the 15% of New Jersey residents who admire Christie today as much as you did during the early aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, you will love the book and your admiration for Christie will grow.
If you believe that Christie knew about and was involved in the George Washington Bridge scandal known as Bridgegate and that he closed New Jersey’s beaches for all but his family on the July 4th weekend in 2017, his book will tell you why you’re wrong. Christie is the victim of the two events that define his legacy so far; Bridgegate and Beachgate.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey | Tags: Beachgate, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Wildstein, Donald Trump, Let Me Finish | 2 Comments »
President Donald Trump signed two bills crafted by Congressman Chris Smith into law on Tuesday: a five-year, $30 billion extension of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, legislation to ensure ISIS genocide victims in Iraq and Syria receive humanitarian relief and hold the perpetrators accountable for their crimes.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Christianity, Donald Trump, News | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, news, President Donald Trump, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Vice President Mike Pence | 6 Comments »
By Robert Romano
By last count, Republicans lost at least 32 seats in the House in the midterm elections, and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is once again poised to be elected House Speaker. This means all legislation will now have to be worked out between a Democratic House and a Republican Senate led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
To navigate these new waters in 2019, President Donald Trump has signaled a willingness to negotiate but he must remember that his greatest leverage could come in the House minority if he wishes to plot a more conservative path.admin | Filed under: Donald Trump, Opinion | Tags: Americans for Limited Government, OpEd, Opinion, President Donald Trump, Robert Romano | 3 Comments »
Trump-haters need to understand something… Growing up in New Jersey, I remember what New York City was like in the 70s and 80s. Rudy Giuliani went in there and cleaned it up and made it safe for everyone. Rudy was a brilliant politician, though I think when he was mayor he was on his third wife. But I didn’t support Giuliani for my father, I supported him for mayor because he got the job done.admin | Filed under: Donald Trump, Opinion | Tags: Joe Schilp, Opinion, President Donald Trump, Trump Accomplishments | 7 Comments »
President Donald Trump has been almost universally criticized by the Washington political and punditry elites, on both the left and right, for his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yet his approval rating went up, in a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released last night.
The four day nationwide survey of 900 registered started a day before the Trump/Putin summit. The pollsters reported that there was little difference in the results before and after the heads of state.
The 45% approval rating is the highest of Trump’s presidency. It is up 1% from a June WSJ/NBC survey.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Donald Trump, News | Tags: Donald Trump, President Donald Trump, Putin, Russian, Vladimir Putin, WSJ/NBC poll | Comments Off on After horrible week of media coverage, Trump’s approval rating goes up