Wind Farms in the Sandhills? Oh, No You Don’t!!

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots

As you Patriot readers of The National Patriot well know, I deal with the political landscape ls 1of national and international news but today, I’d like to take a departure from those issues of the day to let you all know about an issue that is not getting any national or international coverage.

I have always said that if you want to have an effect on national politics, the place to start is in your own corner of the world so in that light, I want to let you all in on what this Patriot has been up to on a local level.

In order to do that, I must first remove the “political” from the landscape and provide you with a bit of background on our actual landscape here in north central Nebraska.

To be specific…we live in the Nebraska Sandhills.

And what exactly are the Nebraska Sandhills, for those who have never heard of them before? Well…I’m glad you asked…

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Trump’s Liberal Agenda, Money Trail – Part 2 of 2

By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots

Since 2011, Donald Trump has given some $358.700 to Republicans, that much is true tru 1and a figure oft cited by his blind following so as to offset any mention of Trump’s donations to liberals but it falls completely flat when put in factual perspective.

As matters of easily researched public records, Donald Trump has stood for and financially supported liberals and the liberal agenda to a point his followers would much rather not admit.

To be exact…between 1989 and 2010, Trump’s political donations were nearly evenly split between both sides of the aisle with slightly more, $314,300.00 going to the left than the $290,600 that he donated to the right but that all changed radically as Trump himself became more immersed in political aspirations of his own.

After Trump’s inglorious presidential run on the Reform ticket in 2000, Donald J. Trump and his son, Donald Jr., donated $77,200.00 to liberals compared to only $24,250.00 to Republicans during the 2006 midterm elections.

But there’s more…much more…

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Trump’s Liberal Agenda, Money Trail – Part 1 of 2

By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots

Facts are foreign to Trumpers as they continue to ignore them one after the other as they fac 1pertain to the true nature of their one and only candidate. Low-information voters are one thing but screw-the-facts to preserve a blind following voters are something else entirely.

It has been more than interesting, and quite telling, to watch as his Trumpness’s blind followers excuse one thing after another like their candidate’s position on abortion. When confronted with video of Trump making his pro-choice agenda known, Trumpers excuse it because it was “so long ago it is no longer relevant” and besides, they claim, he’s changed…evolved.

Then they ignore completely his stand on the topic from just 2 years ago when he again made his true liberal agenda known by tweeting…”7 months, 8 months, 9 months pregnant, it doesn’t matter. Women should have the choice to abortion.”

Just last Wednesday, the Trumpers darling candidate advocated for punishments of any women who get abortions if abortions are made illegal but that men should not be held in any way responsible.  His Trumpness was quite clear on the subject even after further questioning by Chris Matthews…

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Snakes, Weasels and Wise Guys

By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots

One of the most oft repeated things I hear from Trumpoholics is that their candidate will sww 1clean up the lobbyist corruption in Washington because he, Trump, can’t be bought.

I find it quite interesting that someone who has literally financed the corruption in Washington for decades is the one the Trumpoholics say can end it. In fact, Trumpoholics also often spout off regarding their opinion that Ted Cruz is part of the Washington establishment which would put Cruz in league with the ilk of Mitch McConnell and John McCain and the Trumpoholics pin their blind following to the guy they say is the anti-establishment candidate.

Oh really?

The fact is, Donald Trump has, as recently as 2014, financed the establishment ilk of McConnell and McCain in the attempt to end the Tea Party.

While the Trumpoholics condemn the establishment and the corruption of bought and paid for politicians in Washington…they, for some unfathomable reason, blindly follow a candidate who has personally bought and paid for political favors from Washington’s political cartel as well as financed attempts to squash the very movement designed to rid the Washington’s cartel like hold over We the People.

But let me get back to the lobbyist thing…

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Q&A…Trumpers vs Reality

By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots

craig profile 2016Over the past week or so, I have engaged many of Trump’s blind followers in conversation via social media and in person. I have tried…really tried to get a handle on their low-information adherence to Donald Trump. It hasn’t been easy, or fun, but here are the results of my efforts.

I decided to ask the low-information crowd what the attraction to Trump was all about and why they felt he was the answer to all their various issues.

Me: What is it you’re so angry about that draws you to Donald Trump?

Them: There’s too much corruption in Washington because all the politicians are bought and paid for by big corporations.

Me: And Trump can fix this?

Them: Yes.

Me: How much is Trump worth?

Them: He’s a billionaire.

Me: How did he make that much money?

Them: He’s a successful businessman.

Me: Does he hire people?

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