Three Weeks Until Jay Inslee (D-WA Gov) Decides to Run for US President in 2020

By: Chris Hanrahan Jay Inslee and Howard Schultz are both Seattle, WA candidates for 2020. No presidential candidate for 2020, with the exception of Incumbent President Donald Trump has more than 8% of the vote, the latest polls show.  Of course there are still 3 more weeks until possible candidates such as Jay Inslee (D-WA Gov) decide to either wade in and announce candidacy.  It is possible that many candidates will run for President in 2020, for the one and only time in their lives.  People have estimated as high as 1,000 candidates are considering running for the job. Will people like Jeb Bush decide to run again?  What will be seen on the GOP side.  Texas Ted Cruz has also announced his intention to run for US President in 2020. Anything Goes.

17 Days Until Next Funding Deadline (1/29/2019)

By: Chris Hanrahan, Pro-Trump Journalist at large There are hard realities to face on the other side of this countdown.  It represents an act of good faith on the part of the President to temporarily un-do the effects of the 35-day shutdown that has just ended, which effected many.  This next shutdown will be on Pelosi, if the result is that no deal with the president is made.   The next funding shutdown will occur on February 15, 2019 In a way, we will continue to see the debate and disagreement instead of solutions-based proposals which incorporate input from the 17 commissioners assigned to the committee to negotiate with the President. These are representatives for United States Citizens as well as all people of the world.  The global-first stage that the alt-left has taken, and which the Speaker of the House has adopted, is one of sheer idiocracy, not democracy.   I think that most Americans agree there should be an America-first stage set as we approach the 2020 election. And the continuing milestones to sharpen the ability of UN to fund itself, and de-nuclearize North Korea are all good ways to continue our important leadership abroad.  We have a balance of political influence (domestically vs. abroad) and it exists independent of the Blue vs. Red debates.  The United States as a Country has 50 states, who are grappling with the nature of a future “Federal ID Voter Law” and its impact to infringe not enhance the rights of Americans to vote.  These states all have 100% control over their state government functions, which include many things that people care about. Whether you like it or not, the face of the Federal Government is that of Trump.  We can see how some agencies are changing, some areas of government are strengthening,…

USA Border Wall Update

By: Chris Hanrahan Once a deal has been made between the Republicans and Democrats to end this shutdown, there will be much to discuss. It is week 4 of the Government shutdown and though headlines have changed (cable networks aren’t talking about DREAMers or the ACA much these days) the issues are still there, compounding in some cases, waiting until our politicians come back to the topic of debate. We have determined Democrats, and resilient Republicans. And they’re battling it out! On the one hand, it is evident to some that Trump has once again all but achieved one of his most central campaign promises and that National Security is indeed the impetus for creating a Border Wall. Some Democrats have called the wall “racist”. I just don’t buy that. Many Republicans have wanted the illegal immigration, drugs, and human trafficking to be stopped, so that the future of America can continue with a more peaceful and safe path forward, but this time with an effective southern border in place. To the many Republicans who want to see these problems brought to an end, it is a matter of convincing the other side that to construct the wall would not be overkill. And that convincing is clearly, taking time. Others will see the agreement as the product of resistance and compromise. The Democrats are voting with today in mind, for the interests of would-be immigrants who come to this Country at whatever cost necessary, illegally and legally. The future of their party largely depends on illegal immigration staying its course, where “Deferred Action” is the law of America and miles of our border allow for undetected and in some cases highly dangerous migration to occur. But many have largely forgotten how we came here. When Barack Obama shut down the…

The Outcomes of the Google Congressional Hearing

By Chris Hanrahan There was a preamble to the testimony that happened between Google’s CEO and Congress earlier this week. There are mixed opinions on the outcome to what was said, and many of the promised written responses have not been returned to Congress yet. There are people thinking a couple of things Many of the liberal (or bought out by China) arguments say that Congress doesn’t know what they’re thinking about. Some of the Democrats used their time to praise Google for sending 100 engineers to China. This compliment was given after a very weak line of reasoning, with a baked in conclusion – that their role in America continues to be altruistic and that it is a blessing that we have a big, smart company like Google doing research which can better connect a country “Like China”. The Congressman (wait for the link) said that he was so thankful that there were such smart people (100 Google Engineers) that had been tasked with what might be a good model for furthering Google influence in any country. Google is already in my Country (The United States is my Country) and there are lots of things that I feel the company should be doing differently. For one thing, there is the overall incompetence inherent in some of the answers (for instance why didn’t he use Google to answer some of these questions, if Google is so smart). It’s simple questions like these that need to be asked, and answered. At the meeting the other day, led by Pence, with Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer present as well as the Press and perhaps most notably, the Press Secretary (who was seen taking notes) who, by the way, I believe should be the comedian at the WH Press Dinner in 2020. If not…

An Ex FBI Director – James Comey

By Chris Hanrahan In the transcripts to his 12/7/2018 interview, it is clear that James Comey was not shy about giving “non answers” to interviewers. In a way, some of his inability and unwillingness (granted that some was due to the lawyers he had present) to articulate anything that went on with the Russia Investigation is to be expected. Since he was fired as FBI Director, the investigations have proceeded and some of the relevant facts may have changed. It appears that at no time did he or his FBI have the basis for solid findings. In fact, he seems to have a disdain for those who want to discuss, again, the crimes involving Hillary Clinton and her emails, and the Anthony Weiner / Huma Abedin “Crimes Against Children”. So in light of the publishing of James Comey’s April 2018 book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” let’s take a closer look at what has been said. His book was published in the month that a no-knock raid was conducted on Michael Cohen (Trump’s Lawyer). If there is anything else to be written about Comey, Cohen and the Clintons, I will write it! I find the facts that don’t go mentioned in the news, the most interesting. In fact, I believe that James Comey’s role as the Director of the FBI (2013-2017) after leaving Lockheed Martin needs to be looked at in much greater detail. There is a haunting element to the “Truth, Lies, and Leadership” subtitle to his book, and it goes into the topic of his allegiances and background in general. Anyone who is charged with overseeing US Government Surveillance is held to a higher degree of scrutiny by members of the public. unfortunately, this is not what has met James Comey. In the case of James…

ESP Tribe Tweets

We have to agree that many of our disagreements are just a matter of issue framing these days— esptribe (@esptribe) November 9, 2018 Chris Hanrahan, ESP Tribe When people speak from a place of personal experience, we all must listen— esptribe (@esptribe) November 9, 2018 Chris Hanrahan, ESP Tribe It isn’t enough to just refer to the people and views that we already know.It also isn’t good to resort to a place where we don’t share what we think.— esptribe (@esptribe) November 9, 2018 Too many minorities feel that they are treated unfairly. But the pendulum of racism is not on their side, as many of them are being racist with their views. Exclusion is always what results out of a feeling of unfair treatment.— esptribe (@esptribe) November 9, 2018 The struggle with facts and with narratives is as dynamic as the speaker wants to be.The arguments are as nuanced or as baseless as the audience wants them to be.— esptribe (@esptribe) November 9, 2018

11/4 Midterm Update – Early Voting Counts: 27 Million

Record Pace of Early Voting in the 2018 Midterms By: Christopher Hanrahan UPDATE: Now that midterms have happened, the early candidacy story is off to an interesting start. Check out “Who’s running in 2020” at http://www.mocondemand.com/2020. It is exciting to both the Democrats and Republicans that so many early votes are being returned with 2 days to go until Election Day.  In fact, in several states, there have been record early voting numbers. The candidates have all done their ad spending, their canvasing, their pamphleteering, and of course have placed millions of Political Signs in yards and along roads all across America. My assumption is that a substantial number of votes are still going to being cast for the GOP party.  While I’m making that argument, it’s important to also say, there has never been a more important time for the Democrats to get votes, and so part of this early turnout most certainly includes a renewed Democrat base, being led by and rallying around a very grey-haired Barack Obama and a black-as-ever Oprah Winfrey, trying to get the black voters in this Country to Vote Democrat. In last year’s SOTU speech by Donald Trump, when he said good things about the economy and the jobs numbers, I saw the Democrats were not impressed. There is solidarity among some Democrats who would never vote for Donald Trump. In 2020, I assume that some of them will be the votes that matter, when supporters switch between options of voting for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, a likely candidate who has “not shut the door on” the chance to run again. But as of now, there could be hundreds of possible in competition for the fabled DNC nomination. While the dissenting commenters on Facebook Channels such as [Now This] will amass almost…

Recess Bells are Ringing

Members of Congress are stumbling back into the halls of Congress, drunk off of the feedback their constituents have hurled in their direction.  People are thinking, ‘what is my Representative or Senator going to be doing from now until the end of the year’? and nobody knows the answer. The 2020 Fiscal Year begins October 1, and there will be yet another escalation to every issue, every candidate, every news story that the media want to keep under your nose as much as possible. You will also have the choice to come here and look at the MAP 535, which will attempt to encapsulate the issues in a way which once again gives you, the American  People, a voice in all of this. Wouldn’t it be nice if we were all able to get more out of check-ins with the Members of Congress that represent our States and Districts? Wouldn’t it be valuable to educate the public about the ins and outs of The United States Congress? A look into the Twitter/Facebook Town Hall/Instagram of many of the Members of Congress shows that while some success stories are out there, politicians still struggle to create relevant social media engagement every day. Can mocondemand be part of a positive solution which can help fill this void we so closely perceive?  Or will the prevailing public opinion (that I don’t care about Congress; it doesn’t concern me) be more popular in the end?  Will people choose to never contact their Member of Congress, and to still go to the polls on November 3, 2020 to vote RED or BLUE?  That’s not the way Americans vote.  For many, this will represent a #firsttime.  When America votes in 2020 it will be after the longest year for US Politics, which is about to commence…

So You’re a Congressperson on Recess…

By: Chris Hanrahan Generally speaking, though common goals do exist among Members of Congress, there is no such thing as a strictly required job roles when it comes to anyone who manages to get elected. We often see tasks undertaken by Congresspeople which extend the goals of the represented party.  Politicians who gain enough signatures be on the ballot and are elected by constituents in their District, can join in supporting one of the candidates.  The path forward becomes obvious eventually, through the course of years, after billions of dollars, and many elections are added to the collective experience.   America is an experiment and it’s bubbling over quite a bit right now.  What’s  to be left in the test tube come 2020 is going to be anyone’s guess.

HBD Rashida // #MuellerTime #CorruptSquad #DNCforPrison2020 #IndictHer

Rashida Tlaib is a year older today, as Mueller Time has already began for many Americans, who are in neighborhoods all across America with their HAM radios and their Handheld TV’s.  They want to be told the facts.  But to whom will the world listen, on July 24, 2019?  That has very much yet to be revealed. Enjoy the Show!  Happy Birthday Rashida Tlaib.            

The Train Track of the Alt-Left

By: Chris Hanrahan The money that was going to be spent on the now-cancelled project in California will not be returned to taxpayers, according to officials.  President Trump says that the Federal Government wants its money back for the project which didn’t materialize in an actual High-Speed Train system being built.  While they did attempt to do the project, using funding passed by Congress, they failed to get 100% of the land rights for the route, and it wasn’t even close.  In some areas, they got only 5% of the rights they needed.  Overall they only got 30-50% of the resources under contract, but then never actually did the project.  Not a single mile of track was laid.   Then there’s the case of Elon Musk, whose Boring Company keeps popping onto the radar. So I propose that the State of California should give the money back and that funding should be passed for a permit-less tunnel construction to go into effect along the same route.  New laws need to be enacted which change the landscape for tunneling projects of all scales and in all states.  There’s an added bonus to the subterranean alternative to a surface-train, too.  Where high-speed rails have failed above ground, we have to start thinking about tunneling as a solution rather than an obstacle. Railways that go from the surface and burrow underground, can be designed so that transportation happens in a better way for all who choose to do the bold thing, and take their transportation routes underground.  While not many City Halls will be open to the suggestion that roads be adjusted to include underground networks, there is a bigger opportunity to be contemplated.  Think of the way a new transportation age could come along if every city had its own connection to…

Howard Schultz Town Hall

By: Chris Hanrahan Many of the people who were gathered for the CNN Town Hall of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will be running for local office in 2020. Howard Schultz used the event as a political gymnasium, using large amounts of time in explaining the platform he was running on – one of a 3-party system. When the candidate asked his crowd if they thought that Government was doing well for them, not a single hand was raised. Howard brought his rags-to-riches story to the group and made a compelling case for his presidential run. Trump has a contender in Howard Schultz, who needs to prove he has the guts to be president, and run the 2020 Presidential Race with the longevity of his career as the Founder and CEO of Starbucks. He wants to restore the faith that Americans have in America. It’s a rags-to-riches solution. We are in political rags. His view of an immigration bill that “is sensible and will pass”, is based squarely in his understanding that an International Starbucks Company and an International United States are vastly superior to a single coffee store. And there was a moment that he was asked about “The Green New Deal”. He was diplomatic in his answer. He thinks that being sensible about what legislators suggest, is how politics should be. Through taking this stance, this author can predict a widespread need for campaigning of Independent Candidates for Congress. Howard Schultz says that an economist may disagree with him, but that people are disingenuous (think “for less than the cost of a Starbucks per day” as a macroeconomic tool) in their role within the $22 Trillion debt of the Country. Howard wants to focus on eliminating that debt. But we have to remember, that’s what Donald Trump wants to…

The 23 Billion Dollar Border Security Deal

By: Chris Hanrahan President Trump has signaled that he will not veto the latest agreement to be put on the table by Congress.  He says that he is “not happy” with the border deal but will likely sign it to keep the wheels turning.  He is sure to clarify that the wall is getting built in any case, with funding coming from other areas, too (maybe Mexico will pay for some of it, after all).