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People wonder how Donald Trump could lose to Joe Biden in 2020 unless there was cheating. Yes, like millions of Americans, we believe that there was cheating, but Trump also did all he could to earn his disappointing loss. Without a change in his campaign performance, he could lose again.

Instead of campaigning on his record and his promises for his second term, President Trump spent most of his time demeaning Biden and stressing how inadequate he was as an opponent. It became a contest of personalities with only Trump’s personality on display. President Trump’s combative, attacking style was front and center almost every day while Biden spent most of his time in his basement or otherwise avoiding campaigning.

Trump and his supporters thought Biden would be easy to beat. After all, how could anyone but a dumb Democrat vote for such an incompetent leader for America’s President? Trump loves to point out that he received more votes than any past Presidential candidate. He did, but, unfortunately, Biden got more than he did and had enough to win. Did all vote for Biden because they wanted him to win? Some did, but far more came out to vote to defeat that “hated” Donald Trump. Trump had a lot of loyal supporters and possibly even more motivated haters!

Along with a couple of thousand other attendees at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville this week, I saw Donald Trump captivate a crowd who had been forced to wait nearly five hours to hear him speak because of travel problems. And speak he did! Yes, he had a teleprompter to give him the basics of his message, but his easy style and ready humor were often unleashed as he went off script to energize and entertain the crowd.

In addition to some of his more outrageous comments, he demonstrated a full command of the issues and policy priorities that he believes will return him to the White House. He asserted that the majority of Americans want what he can deliver independence, a secure border, law and order in our cities, school choice, religious freedom, true free speech, lowered inflation, and an end to deep state meddling and abusive regulations. The vast majority cheered as he listed his promises. After four years of President Joe Biden, I guess that even many Democrats want a change in these key priorities. Yes, former President Trump has the best policy cards to play, but will he play them well?

If you remember the adage, “loose lips sink ships,” you know that no candidate in recent history has looser lips than Donald Trump. That is why, during the campaign, clips of some of his more provocative statements had a way of playing the lead on most news and talk shows. If you want attention, Trump is the master. But will the kind of attention he receives win back the White House?

His verbal attacks on Biden and Haley were funny to supporters, but some in the crowd who remained seated were not smiling. Trump dared to ask, “Who would be dumb enough to vote for Biden again?” In short, Democrats are stupid, possibly even evil, and certainly easy to beat in 2024. That is what the over-confident Republicans said before the 2022 midterms. Well, as you remember, it wasn’t easy, and the GOP fell way short of expectations. We barely got control of the House and failed to regain control of the Senate.

In many conversations the next day, there were many compliments for Trump-“The guys got unbelievable energy, and I love his policy priorities. It’s what Americans desperately want and need!” But there was a common note of caution-“I’m worried about his abrasive name-calling and attacks. It’s hard for many independents and moderates to accept. Even if they don’t vote for Biden, they may just stay home. Trump needs their votes! We have to win this election! I’m worried.”

We know he’s no saint, but what politician is? When speaking to the National Religious Broadcasters audience, he stated that he was a believer but admitted that he certainly didn’t get carried away with his faith. He confessed that one Christian leader reminded others that they weren’t electing a preacher. They were electing a President who would deliver on the issues that mattered most.

One participant nearby laughed as he focused on his abrasive style, “At least he’s learned to cut down the swearing.” But he could do so much more and ensure his victory if he had the consistent discipline to focus on the issues that mattered most whenever he delivered a speech or responded to a question. In every comment, Trump should identify the problem Democratic
policies have been created but always ends the statement with what he promises to do when elected to right the ship.

President Trump has a full and insightful grasp of the pressing problems real Americans face. Can he unite the voters he needs to win? He knows what needs to be done, and he has the bold confidence and skill to deliver on what he has promised. It’s time for him to drop the personal attacks, compliment the GOP candidates he has beaten, and let responsible Americans return him to the White House to begin restoring America to what it once again can and must be to remain free and prosperous. May it be so!

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Dr. Terry Paulson is a PhD psychologist and author of The Optimism Advantage, They Shoot Managers Don't They, Speak Like a Pro, Meditations for the Trail, and The Dinner: The Political Conversation Your Mother Told You Never to Have. Since founding Paulson and Associates, Inc. in Agoura Hills, CA, Dr. Paulson has presented to such companies as IBM, 3M, Kaiser, Nationwide, SONY, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and hundreds of hospitals, government agencies, and associations. Dr. Paulson is a past president of both the Global Speakers Federation and the National Speakers Association. He’s been inducted into NSA’s CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, an honor given to less than 230 speakers worldwide. Dr. Paulson is a long-time conservative Republican who has spoken to numerous Republican groups. He currently is a regular op-ed columnist for townhall.com and politicrossing.com. Terry brings knowledge, tasteful humor, and a passion for conservative principles to every presentation. Dr. Paulson graduated with honors from UCLA and received his PhD in psychology and an MA in theology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA.



 
 
 

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The Rise of Mark Robinson and the Benefit to North Carolina

He will win the governorship of North Carolina, be an excellent governor, and have a greater political future ahead of him

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Mark Robinson, if you are not aware, is currently North Carolina’s lieutenant governor. He is someone who made himself a success, despite coming from a background of extreme hardship. He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, the 9th of 10 children. His upbringing, amidst alcoholism and domestic violence, was nowhere near what you would want for a growing child.

Onward and Upward

Robinson’s mother imbued in her children a sense of responsibility, and let them know in actions and words that perseverance, hard work, and devotion to God would be their best ticket to a rewarding life. Robinson absorbed the message at an early age.

Among the many stops in his personal journey, he served as a medical specialist in the Army reserves. He also worked in manufacturing, and then ran a small business with his wife. When the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) was passed his small business and career endeavors dissolved.

At one point, nearly 20 years ago, he had to declare bankruptcy. Despite his financial hardships he soldiered on. Eventually, he became North Carolina’s first Black lieutenant governor. As such, he has traveled extensively throughout the state, talking to people of every race, profession, trade, income level, education level, and inclination.

Now is the Time

Robinson knows the people of North Carolina perhaps as well as anyone could. Once he decided to run for governor a wellspring of voters emerged eager to see him succeed, because they know the man. Married for now 30+ years, with two children and two grandchildren, Robinson has vowed to be the education governor and the business enterprise governor that North Carolina wants and needs.

In the coming weeks and months, however, much of what you read about Robinson in the mainstream press will ignore his accomplishments, his vision, and the fundamental reasons that so many North Carolinians of all races want him to be the next governor.

The Left is so pathetically predictable that I can tell you with complete accuracy how they respond to Black conservatives. On cue, without missing a beat, the day after Mark Robinson won the Republican primary for governor in North Carolina, the vicious press, putting in overtime, went to work. Nine of 10 articles that you would encounter on Mark Robinson were complete hit jobs, taking his words and phrases out of context.

The same was true on the internet. Google, among the most evil companies that has ever appeared on Earth, with their oh-so-mysterious algorithms, made sure that nothing good was said about Mark Robinson until about the 12th listing. Even then, Google followed with more hit pieces.

We All Know Exactly Why

Why does the Left so thoroughly despise Black conservatives? Why does the Left disparage them at every turn, such as Jason Whitlock, Star Parker, Condoleezza Rice, Alan Keyes, Larry Elder, Candace Owens, Allen West, and Senator Tim Scott? Because the mere existence of a Black conservative upsets everything that the Left stands for, such as “keeping Blacks in their place,” ensuring they never dare to leave the liberal plantation, and hoping that they don’t have an original political thought.

Traditionally, Democrats retained many Black voters at the national, state, and local level through campaign promises, while never consistently delivering on them. And now, as we approach November 2024, they are losing their grip. Survey after survey reveals that Donald Trump is gaining major ground among Black voters, other minorities, young people, and suburban women.

The press will nitpick about statements Robinson made years and decades ago. They’ll claim he’s an anti-Semite. They’ll say he is ‘against his own people.’ They will attempt to demonize him. Don’t fall for any of it.

Making His Mark

Robinson spoke at CPAC 2024 and, while he only had 12 minutes, he brought down the house. At another gathering, he spoke for less than 90 seconds about why reparations are a bad idea. He laid out in the most logical manner why people today who claim they deserve reparations are the ones who owe others, mainly the Black pioneers who came before them. It is a brilliant piece of rhetoric that everyone, everywhere should hear.

Mark Robinson is the candidate whose time is now. He will win the governorship of North Carolina, be an excellent governor, and have a greater political future ahead of him. Donald Trump strongly endorsed him and one can foresee a time in which Robinson will have important business to do in Washington, DC.

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Will Democrats Do What They Must?

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On a warm August evening in 1974, President Richard M. Nixon said from the Oval Office that he was resigning, becoming the first president to do so. He confessed that he no longer had “a strong enough political base in the Congress” to finish his term.

Sen. Barry Goldwater, Ariz., the 1964 GOP presidential nominee, was a respected conservative leader in a Senate whose Republican ranks were less conservative than now. In a May 1973 interview with Time magazine, Goldwater had given an early warning, “If it can be proved that he (Nixon) lied, resignation would have to be considered. It would be quick. Everything would be over, ended. It wouldn’t drag out like impeachment.”

At a regular Senate Republican Conference lunch on august 6 of 1974, Goldwater had fumed: “There are only so many lies you can take, and now there has been one too many. Nixon should get his ass out of the White House today!” When he went to see President Nixon, Goldwater confided, “There’s not more than 15 senators for you.” After that showdown, the curtain on President Nixon’s presidency came down three days later.

In this challenging time in our history when President Biden’s competency is under serious question, will Democrat leaders have the courage to do the same? With this report, more Democrats and Independents will be less inclined to vote for Biden. That may very well impact the future of many Democrat politicians whose own election could be impacted if their voting base stays home. After his Wednesday night address, the evidence that Biden is in trouble is plainly obvious.

President Biden’s poll numbers are now at an all time low. The shocking Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Hur report suggests that Biden should not be indicted because Biden is “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” that a jury would be unlikely to convict. The Special Counsel also noted that Biden “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen;” he noted that such actions “present serious risks to national security.” It is clearly a risk for Biden to remain in office.

When President Biden addressed the country after the report was disclosed, he asserted that his memory was fine, and the report confirms that he was not indicted and did nothing wrong. His comments to the press questions were combative and defensive. He took no personal responsibility, blaming his staff for the faulty storage of classified documents. His message was strident and clear-Trump is guilty, and I did nothing wrong.

If he is not competent to stand trial for his actions, how can he be confident enough to remain president? It’s time for a private confrontation by Democrat leadership. If Biden does not listen, it is time to exercise the 25th amendment option to remove him from office.

It is not easy to use that 25th Amendment option. It is even more difficult with only 9 months before a critical national election. Waiting until the Democrat Convention in August leaves little time to right the ship and promote a replacement candidate.

Democrats, do your job to clean out your own house. President Biden is not competent to meet the challenges of our time. Do it now or pay the price in November. As Republicans, we hope you let Biden remain your candidate, but that is selfish. President Biden is our current leader and his decisions impact all of us and a world in turmoil. This isn’t about politics. We can’t afford even eleven more months of a mentally incompetent President.

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