Important media headlines for October 9th:
Bottom Line: These are the stories you don't want to miss (but probably would if I didn't find them for you).
Excerpt: In recent days, Obama belittled all women who failed to vote for Hillary Clinton during the last election, saying: “Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice.” She claimed that she wasn't concerned about how this affected Clinton, but what it meant for women themselves who “like the thing (they're) told to like.” What an amazingly paternalistic and insulting view of women.
This story is critically important for two reasons. First it illustrates the abject hypocrisy of politicos on the left. Rather than actually believing the narrative they once articulated (free thought and open mindedness), the practical application of their philosophy is action is a simple as...if you're black you must vote for (insert Democrat here). If you're a woman you must vote for (insert Democrat female politician here). If you're anything but Christian you must vote for (insert Democrat here). And when that doesn't happen because you do have open-minded, free thinking individuals acting of their own accord, they're met with derision and bigotry - their true colors. Many others who do "obey" their leftist political masters, would realize that what they often think they're supporting vs. what they're actually supporting are often two different ideas.
Excerpt: Gun violence has decreased almost equally with the increase in gun ownership. States with higher gun ownership don’t have more murders. Not to mention, since 1993, the gun homicide rate has fallen by nearly 50 percent, despite recent increases in some urban areas.
This decrease in gun violence is a statistic gun control activists often bury because it doesn’t fit their narrative. Regardless of facts, they continue to spread misinformation, resulting in many people thinking we’re awash in gun violence. A Pew Research survey in 2013 found “56% of Americans believe gun crime is higher than 20 years ago and only 12% think it is lower.”
Two sides to every story but one side to every fact. This is a different set of facts supporting the other research of the number of lives saved by defensiveness use of firearms that's virtually never reported (and dwarfs lives taken by them in the United States). This is similar to the research I shared with you recently depicting police officers to be 18 times more likely to be killed by a black person, than for that black person to be killed by that police officer - yet does it ever get reported? It's another reminder that the most pervasive form of media bias, and educational bias for that matter, is omitting information.
Excerpt: His health-care reform was stopped by three senators for different reasons: the personal antagonism with John McCain; Rand Paul’s refusal to vote for anything that isn’t perfect; and the fuzzy Susan Collins hearing the Maine forest murmurs. If Trump can deal with this arithmetic over his tax bill, most of the rest of his program, a radically anti-political correctness series of moderate measures, will flow through after the tax log-jam is broken.
This puts in proper perspective what really matters in the grand scheme of all of this. There's a common thread that runs through most highly successful people. They are likely to be highly focused on the big picture goals in front of them and ensure that all of the proper incremental steps on the path towards achieving goals are made. Throughout this year I've consistently referenced the top three agenda items Americans wanted on Inauguration Day...#1 Healthcare Reform, #2 Tax reform, #3 SCOTUS vacancy filled. So far, the President is only 1 for 3 on our key desires (which only works well in baseball). But if meaningful tax reform is achieved - he's two for three with a budget that will allow for another crack at healthcare in early 2018 in the reconciliation process. In other words, there's a very real chance the big three will all have happened in around a year's worth of time. To the average American that's all that would really matter. The rest would just be a bunch of noise along the way.