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“Central View,” by William Hamilton, J.D, Ph.D.
Appointments: the President offers a deal
An imaginary conversation between the President and the Senate Majority Leader:
“Mitch, thanks for coming,” began the President. “Today, I want to discuss the presidential appointment process. And, in particular, the subject of ‘recess appointments.'”
“Yes, Mr. President, you have the opportunity to fill almost 4,000 high-level Executive Branch positions. Twelve hundred of them require Senate confirmation. About 2,800 do not.”
“Mitch, when President Reagan was asked how many people work in Washington, D.C. President Reagan said, ‘About half.’ So, don’t hold your breath waiting for me to send you a list of 1,200 nominations that require Senate confirmation.
“But, when I do send you nominations, those are people who are supportive of the pledges I made to the people who elected me. For them, I would like prompt consideration. Mitch, that has not always been the case.”
“How so, Mr. President?”
“Well, for example, by November 19th of his first year in office, President G.W. Bush had 455 confirmed appointees, President Obama had 310 confirmed appointees, but, so far, I have had only 203 appointees confirmed. Mitch, is there a reason for this?”
“Mr. President, that’s because the Democrats are using parliamentary maneuvers to prevent many of your nominees from being confirmed.”
“Mitch, when the other side pulls a trick, you counter it by coming up with a maneuver of your own.”
“Mr. President, what do you have in mind?”
“According to Article II, Section 2, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution: ‘The President shall have the power to fill up Vacancies that can happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.’
“Mitch, I would not be the first President to use recess appointments. For example, President Reagan made 232 recess appointments, President George H.W. Bush made 171, President Clinton made 139, President G.W. Bush made 78, and President Barack H. Obama made 32. Mitch, how many recess appointments have I made?”
“None, Mr. President.”
“And why is that the case, Mr. Majority Leader?”
“Because the Senate has been in continuous normal or pro forma session ever since your inauguration.”
“Mitch, if there is a conspiracy to prevent me from making recess appointments, your Republican colleagues better not be behind it. If that were so and if word of it got out, my base would not vote for another Republican. Not even for dog catcher.
“Mitch, here is a list of nominees you say are being held up by the Democrats. If anyone on that list does not meet your approval, I will reconsider. But for the names we agree on today, I want you to put the Senate in recess for three or more days over Christmas That way, I can do even more of what the people elected me to do. Do we have deal?”
“But, Mr. President, what if the Democrats refuse to go into recess?”
“Then, the public will know which party to blame. So, do we have a deal?”
“I, ah, need time to consider.”
“Mitch, please, be quick. Otherwise, I may feel a Tweet coming on.”
©2017. William Hamilton.
Nationally syndicated columnist, William Hamilton, is a laureate of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame, the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma University Army ROTC Wall of Fame, and was a recipient of the University of Nebraska 2015 Alumni Achievement Award. Dr. Hamilton is the author of The Wit and Wisdom of William Hamilton: The Sage of Sheepdog Hill, Pegasus Imprimis Press (2017)

WOW!!!  Donald Trump’s accomplishments. 

WOW!!!  Donald Trump’s accomplishments.  published on

WOW!!!  Donald Trump’s accomplishments. 

In particular, note the economic achievements, and Congress has not passed his #TaxReform plan yet.

Imagine if President Trump had a Congress that supported his and our #MAGA agenda.

Imagine also if the media was fair and balanced and reported President Trump’s accomplishments.  His approval rating would be 60% plus instead of mid 40s.

However, President Trump needs our support more than ever if we are to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain. 


TRUMP IS STUPID published on

Love when people call Trump stupid..

You mean the multi-billionaire who kicked every Democrats ass, buried 16 career Republican politicians, and continues to make fools out of once reputable news organizations ..
-You mean the guy who won the presidency?
-You mean the guy with the super model wife?
-You mean the guy whose words alone put a massive slow down on illegal border crossings?
-You mean the guy whose mere presence made the stock market smash its previous records?
-You mean the guy who created 1 million jobs in his first 7 months in office?

You sure you’re not the stupid one?
You sure you even know what it is you’re resisting?
You sure you back a party that enables the decimation of every core principal of Christianity?
You sure you back a party that voted 100% against the abolition of slavery?
You sure you really take a politician like Maxine Waters seriously?
You sure you don’t see anything wrong with someone who has a 40 yr career as a public servant living in a $4.5 mansion representing a district she doesn’t even live in?
You sure you see nothing wrong or peculiar about Hillary Clinton a woman being involved in politics for the last 30 yrs having a net worth of $240 million?
You sure you’re not just basing your opinion on hatred spewed by a crooked paid for media platform?

Are you sure you don’t fall into that “sheep” category?
Are you sure you even have a clue?

Could you even tell me 5 things the Democratic Party has done to improve you’re day to day prosperity as a hard working American citizen?

Probably not..

Do you realize the debacle you are sending your children into once they become adults by continuing to support a political party that has done nothing for the poor except kept them poor, gave them free abortions, and a few hundred a month to keep food in their fridge?

The prosperity and safety of its citizens is job one of your government.
Get with the program.
Everyone else has horribly failed you!
Smarten up and take a position for the sake of your children.
I promise you a country full of illegal imigrants, Muslims who want us dead, abortions, $14 an hour jobs, and non-gender specific people aren’t gonna make your country and life any more prosperous.
Rosie, Madonna, Katy Perry, and Robert Deniro are not just like you. They don’t have to live through the real world day to day disparity of an average American.
Men don’t hate women, white people don’t hate black people, and Donald Trump is not a racist.
Stop allowing yourself to be brainwashed by a party that has continuously failed you.
Be about your prosperity, your safety, your children, and an America First mindset.
Dump these crooked politicians that have stunted your growth.
Dump these crooked politicians that have stunted your childrens growth.
Toughen up, take a stand, and act like a proud American.

(If you need help watch some Houston rescue footage and see the love, compassion, and American spirit of the Texas citizens which was a Trump landslide state as they help EVERYONE)
See the spirit of Trump supporting and freedom loving Americans and just imagine where we could be as a country if everyone was on board.












The Soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

‘Step forward now, Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?’

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
‘no, Lord, I guess I ain’t.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

‘Step forward now, you Soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.’

~Author Unknown~

It’s the Soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press.

It’s the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.

It’s the Soldier, not the politicians that ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

It’s the Soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.

If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the Military, please pass this on. . .