Persuasion

Trey Gowdy has become an icon to me. I love the subtle way he puts his point across. Possibly one of the most inspirational speeches he has ever made is below!

On January 13, 1982

News media outlets followed the story with diligence. Notably, The Washington Post published a story about the then-unidentified survivor of the crash, Arland D. Williams Jr., who had handed the lifeline to others and drowned before he could be rescued:

He was about 50 years old, one of half a dozen survivors clinging to twisted wreckage bobbing in the icy Potomac when the first helicopter arrived. To the copter’s two-man Park Police crew he seemed the most alert. Life vests were dropped, then a flotation ball. The man passed them to the others. On two occasions, the crew recalled last night, he handed away a lifeline from the hovering machine that could have dragged him to safety. The helicopter crew who rescued five people, the only persons who survived from the jetliner, lifted a woman to the riverbank, then dragged three more persons across the ice to safety. Then the lifeline saved a woman who was trying to swim away from the sinking wreckage and the helicopter pilot, Donald W. Usher, returned to the scene but the man was gone.[14]

The Traitors Within

Seeing it will take all the house, where of course the republicans hold the majority of senate seats and that of President, to sit and decide who will be house speaker, Paul Ryan speaks of getting behind the new President Elect and supporting him as we go forward.

He says ““We need to seize this moment, and come together like never before,” the Wisconsin Republican wrote in a letter to the House GOP. “We cannot be timid about this: the country has voted for change, and we must deliver.” (here)

Its interesting to note that Ryan like all the Liberals, the democrats, the gay rights, the Black Lives Matter, Lesbians, Commentators, The President, the Pollsters and just about everyone in CNN did not see that the country wanted change….. but TRUMP did!

Its also interesting to note that while all, including the whole of the party Trump was representing, blatantly refused to support him in his efforts.

From Congressmen, to leading party officials he was dismissed as a flash in the pan that could not possibly gain enough votes to succeed to the presidency.

Now, as Trump honors those that did risk all of their careers to support him, the likes of Ryan thinks he is going to be able to persuade the party he is the right man for the job of speaker for a second year.

He thinks that appealing to the rank and file is going to somehow propel him to the status he believes he deserves, yet, what Ryan simply does not understand is that it will not be possible for any to go against Trump, should he decide to change for a man with more backbone.

If Trump can change the minds of so many voters, who have given up on the status quo politicians, turning all peoples into a formidable force to counter those that were backstabbing, when they should have been supportive, it will be a mere walk in the park to send Ryan to oblivion.

Trumps Picks

The work has just started for Trump. The man has shown an insatiable stamina when campaigning with up to SIX stops in a single day to talk to people. Its gonna be four years of the same starting with his team.

All looks good to me as he has respected those that took a great risk to their careers by giving him support. Loyalty should be repaid!

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday shuffled his transition team and released a list of the members of his transition team’s executive committee. On that list: his three adult children and son-in-law, five Republican members of Congress and three top fundraisers for his campaign. Here’s what we know about the players:

Rep. Lou Barletta
Mr. Barletta is a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who, as mayor of Hazleton, Pa., in 2006, enacted one of the nation’s first laws restricting where illegal immigrants could live and work. The law later overturned by a federal judge.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn
Ms. Blackburn of Tennessee has defended Mr. Trump’s more controversial comments, including his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and has said she supports Mr. Trump’s call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Ms. Bondi came under scrutiny during the campaign over a 2013 contribution from Mr. Trump while she was reviewing a fraud case against Trump University.

Rep. Chris Collins
Mr. Collins of New York was one of a handful of lawmakers to endorse Mr. Trump during the Republican primary before he had officially clinched his party’s nomination. A two-term congressman, Mr. Collins has seen his national profile raised by his support of Mr. Trump. He is a millionaire executive from upstate New York.

Jared Kushner
Mr. Kushner, who is married to Mr. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, is the scion of a wealthy New Jersey real-estate family and is publisher of the New York Observer. He was one of Mr. Trump’s senior campaign advisers and wielded influence over Mr. Trump’s selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. He also helped oust former campaign chairman Paul Manafort over the summer, and initially proposed the idea of Mr. Trump traveling to Mexico earlier this year to meet with the country’s president.

Rep. Tom Marino
Mr. Marino of Pennsylvania was also one of Mr. Trump’s earliest congressional supporters and has routinely defended Mr. Trump’s proposals on immigration. He is an ex-factory worker who entered community college at age 30 and became a prosecutor.

Rebekah Mercer
Ms. Mercer, the daughter of hedge-fund executive Robert Mercer, has seen her influence in Mr. Trump’s orbit grow steadily in recent months. In August, she and her father recommended Mr. Trump elevate Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen Bannon and Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway to the top positions in his campaign—advice he swiftly followed. Ms. Mercer subsequently began running a super PAC backing Mr. Trump, which was funded by $2 million from her father.

Steven Mnuchin
Mr. Mnuchin served as Mr. Trump’s national finance chairman, overseeing the campaign’s fundraising efforts together with the Republican National Committee. Mr. Mnuchin, the chief executive of the Dune Capital Management fund, is a longtime banker and former Goldman Sachs executive who has since helped arrange billions in financing for studios in Hollywood. Mr. Mnuchin was an unorthodox choice to spearhead Mr. Trump’s fundraising, given his lack of experience in fundraising and his history of donating more to Democrats than Republicans. But he helped Mr. Trump achieve record donations among small donors and assemble a fairly successful fundraising operation with the RNC, though the efforts lagged far behind those of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Rep. Devin Nunes
Mr. Nunes of California is a senior Republican on the Ways and Means Committee and has called for lowering the tax rate on business income to 25% from the current 35% corporate tax rate or the 39.6% top rate on business income reported on individual tax returns. Mr. Nunes’s plan, essentially a tax on business cash flow, would also lighten the tax burden on U.S. companies’ foreign income.

Anthony Scaramucci
Mr. Scaramucci is the founder of a hedge fund called SkyBridge Capital and was among the first Republican donors to rally behind Mr. Trump after he clinched the GOP nomination. He started off the cycle backing Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and later supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, before joining Mr. Trump’s team. A onetime supporter of President Barack Obama, he shifted his support to GOP nominee Mitt Romney in 2012.

Peter Thiel
Mr. Thiel is a Silicon Valley billionaire and co-founder of PayPal. In July, he became the first person ever at a GOP convention to declare form the stage that he is gay. He was a fairly early supporter of Mr. Trump, becoming one of the only people in Silicon Valley to back him publicly. He caused a stir in Silicon Valley earlier this year when reports disclosed that he had spent $10 million secretly funding a legal campaign against Gawker Media because he believed the outlet violated the privacy of people who couldn’t easily fight back.

Donald Trump Jr.
The son of Mr. Trump, Donald Jr. was an active surrogate on the campaign trail for his father and spoke at the Republican convention. He has said in the past that he would “love to” run for mayor of New York City, sparking speculation about a potential bid against Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is seeking re-election next year.

Eric Trump
Another son of Mr. Trump, Eric runs a foundation and was also a top surrogate for his father on the campaign trail. Like Donald Jr., he spoke at the Republican convention.

Ivanka Trump
Ms. Trump, Mr. Trump’s daughter, has proven to be one of her father’s most successful surrogates, making an explicit appeal to women by touting her father’s policies on paid family leave and equal pay for women—proposals that her father rarely touted on the campaign trail. Ms. Trump is a senior executive in the Trump real-estate empire and founder of her own fashion line.

Reince Priebus
Mr. Priebus, as the chairman of the Republican National Committee, was one of the first members of the Republican establishment to rally behind Mr. Trump. The ground-game and fundraising operation built by the RNC under his supervision is widely credited with helping Mr. Trump clinch a victory on Tuesday.

Trump Campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon
Mr. Bannon is the executive chairman of Breitbart News and a former Goldman Sachs banker. His appointment as Mr. Trump’s campaign CEO stirred controversy given Breitbart’s popularity with the white nationalist alt-right movement, with headlines such as “Political Correctness Protects Muslim Rape Culture” and “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew,” in reference to the conservative commentator. Mr. Bannon himself has referred to the site as a “platform of the alt-right.” He took a leave of absence from the website while working for the campaign.