Posted on 08.04.2017

The Grand Game

Politics is no longer public service. It is a jaded, high stakes game, played by power drunk career politicians, who have only two priorities in their lives and the prosperity and security of the United States is not one of them. Reelection and power have taken the place of patriotism and honor, in an atmosphere where betrayal is acceptable and common sense is as scarce as unicorns.

Why did members of Congress try to make their voters believe that they felt the pain caused by Obamacare? Why did they lead us to believe it was “we’re all in this together”, knowing full well that 70% of their cost was subsidized, so they could buy the very best coverage with the lowest deductibles at a fraction of the cost, that an ordinary citizen would pay for a high deductible, low coverage plan?

Folks, the reason is simple. Those folks, with very few exceptions, don’t give a damn about us or the country. All they care about is winning and they’d sell your whole generation down the drain if it meant they could keep their ivory towers for another season.

In fact, they’ve already done it.

Who paid for the incompetence of the Wall Street housing bubble debacle?

Whose sons and daughters are in Iraq taking back territory we’ve already captured twice?

Reality and truth are no longer the tenants of operation, it’s perception and what you can get away with and we are being lied to, mislead and made to think that the unmanageable national debt that hangs over our heads like Poe’s pendulum, will not one day destroy our economy, devalue our savings and so weaken our country as to make us vulnerable to the nations who hold the notes on our debt.

Nobody is willing to raise the debt alarm but everybody is willing to raise the debt ceiling.

I’m not talking Democrat or Republican here, I’m talking both sides of the aisle. Admittedly, Barack Obama created over half of this staggering national debt, but he holds no patent on profligate spending and the “R”s and “D”s have both done their share of it and both stand guilty of the deep hole our nation has dug itself into.

And why is it that there is a protected class in Washington?

Do any of you think for one moment that if ordinary, unconnected citizens that we are, had done what Hillary Clinton did, or what Lois Lerner did, or what Eric Holder did, or what Loretta Lynch did, or looked the American people in the face and lied like Bill Clinton did, or whispered what Obama whispered into the ear of a Russian official or any of the other myriad of things we’ve witnessed our so called “public servants” do, that you’d still be walking the street or drawing full government retirement?

No, you wouldn’t, because you’re not part of the club, and you never will be, you’re just a hard-working American citizen who doesn’t participate in subsidized platinum insurance programs
or spend the taxpayer’s money to ensure that you’ll return to your job next year.

You don’t get immunity from crimes and misdemeanors, you’re only a means to an end to these people, a vote and a taxpayer. In other words, all they need from you is to keep them in office and finance their reckless, self-serving spending.

Once in a while, they’ll throw you a bone, hoping that you’ll go back to your corner and lie down like the good little puppy they view you as.

I’ll let you in on a little secret, Donald Trump is not a member of their club either and while I’m very well aware that his juvenile name calling and acerbic tweets do not serve him well sometimes, the main problem the establishment has with Donald Trump is not Russia.

Do you think that Chuck Schumer actually thinks that Trump colluded with Russia, had some secret deal that would benefit him to the detriment of America?

I’d be willing to bet my Ram pickup truck against a lug nut, that if you hooked Schumer up to a lie detector and asked him that question he’d fail the test.

No, Schumer, the rest of the Democrat attack machine, George Soros, the Barack Obama’s well-financed underground - et al - have known better than to believe that.

(I really can’t say about Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters)

But Russia, just the very word has elicited a distrust and feeling of dread and fear in the hearts of Americans for over 70 years, and what better buzz word to attach to a political opponent.

You see, if what Trump is trying to do is successful there will be no need for the Schumers, Pelosi’s and Soroses will spend millions of dollars in vain.

If American industry does come back, if the economy does soar, if the chronic influx of illegal immigrants does ebb, if our streets are ridded of violent street gangs, if the Supreme Court is again weighted toward constitutionality, patriotism and common sense, if our one-sided international trade deals are either fixed or discarded, if our military does regain and retain its rightful place as the best equipped, best manned, most technologically advanced and highly motivated on the planet, if the little Pillsbury Doughboy in North Korea gets his chubby butt handed to him, if Iran’s feet are held to the fire, if American energy sources are tapped and utilized to make us totally energy independent, if these and other goals of the Trump administration are reached, the days of the career politician are over.

As the people of this nation realize that we don’t need the power cliques and shady fraternities that now run Capitol Hill, that we don’t need career politicians at all, that all the old mossbacks who have been in office for decades and try to corrupt and co-opt every new member of the House and Senate who comes to the beltway are unnecessary and that them and their nests of influence peddling and corruption need to be cut out down to its rotten core.

They’ll realize that our founders never meant for legislative politics to be a vocation, only a term of service, then to move over and let somebody fresh off the street, who understands the situation now and not twenty years ago, to take their place, representing the people who sent them there, not the “R” or the “D” after their names.

If that day ever comes, people will demand term limits, empires will fall as Senators, Congressmen, lobbyists and bureaucrats find themselves on a level playing field with the people they lied to and took advantage of for so long.

Come on home, y’all. Come on home and work for a living, for a change.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

— Charlie Daniels


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Posted by Jn
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Amen! We are in a fight to take our country back from the elite and media. Love your messages on Twitter and Soapbox. We are blessed to have President Trump. He understands the issues and is a fighter. Let's MAGA together!
Posted by Jenny
Nailed it as always.
Rock on!
Posted by Charles
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Thank You Charlie. I'm 60 years young and I've been following politics a long time and never experienced the antics of today. I'm with you and for years have been screaming TERM LIMITS. Love your posts and tweets. Morning prayers are always inspiring and Bengasi ain't going away. Thanks, RiverBully on Twitter.
Posted by Jim
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Not all the complaining about Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, or Chuck Schumer is going to make Trump smell any sweeter. He came into office with a judgement against for scamming millions of dollars with a fake university. Do you think any of us could steal that much and still be walking the streets? Here is a simple truth: if there was nothing to all the contacts with Russia, we would have known about them as soon as this came up. Trump would have told us. Why would he want to trigger investigations into finances and his campaign? Instead, week after week brings a new revelation. I am beginning to wonder if there was anyone in his campaign who was not talking with Russian intelligence. But all this would go away in a moment if Trump told the truth. Do you think he will? I don't.
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Posted by Jean
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Spot on. Seems repubs in Trumps admin are working against him fearing the "agenda" is threatened. I only hope we prevail.
Posted by Michael
If's ands and buts will they report them?
The long list of buts will be a footnote as Media will drone on about Mueller's latest, sad! Hopeful droning will get zero ratings.
Posted by Steve
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Common knowledge, but needs legs ... How To Put These Truths Into Action - Getting Real Results With Action And Accountabllity ... Sean Hannity Declares - His Quests Concurs - Yet, Still No Action ... Jeff Sessions Is A Honorable Person, And He Has Power To Produce Results, Yet Lacking That Drive To Push Thru This Fortified Wall Of Swamp Protectionism And Go Get Those "Big Gators" ... This Grand Game Writing Should No Longer Be Tucked Away Behind A Tweeter Accoun...!!! Should Surface And Be Place On The Front Page Of Every News Polication In This Great Nation - The UNITED STATES Of America ... One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, With Liberty And JUSTICE For All ... Sincere Comments, Charles L. Ellis, Sr.
Posted by Charles L.
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It all makes so much sense!!!! I would like to wake up one morning and everyone else " gets it" and the world be calm! My momma said never say hate...but I HATE the HATE!!!!
Posted by Pam
Daniel Patrick Moynihan is turning in his grave.
The sad truth is he expected he would.
Posted by Al
As always well said
Thanks Charlie
Posted by Brady
A Sad Day
Amen, Amen & Amen Charlie, it is truly a sad day when so many Americans cannot see the truth and wisdom in your article. There is no doubt in my mind that the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob formed Donald J Trump in his mother's womb 71 years ago for the job that has been set before him today. A day when people cannot differentiate white from black, all things are gray and many are confused of such basics as their gender. nuff said God Bless Plowboy
Posted by Plowboy
So true why can't Dems/libs get that ?!
Posted by Beck
I've written you before, Charlie...but I have to say again how great your soapbox is...It says what I want to says what I feel... If only we could be sure that the President reads it... Please never stop... Your thoughts are the thoughts of the people...those that have made this country great...or ready, perhaps, to be great again... Jim...
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