Republicans brace for a 2018 election with an uncertain friend in the White HouseThis tag line came from The Washington Examiner. I think they got this story backwards. The uncertain friends are the status-quo republicans in congress. As much as I abhor leftist progressives, tearing apart the fabric of our Constitution and everything American daily – at least I can argue with them. I think the most dangerous person is the one who pretends to be your friend but stabs you in the back the moment the opportunity presents itself. This is what most republicans have been doing since President Trump came into the White House. There’s been an overwhelming coordinated effort to thwart Trump at every turn. Not only are the democrats doing this, but republicans are, too. I can name names here, but I think readers are savvy enough to know who they are. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, Republican leadership in Congress should be ashamed of themselves. They’re the ones who set the bar and it has sunk to a new low.

President Trump has shed several in his circle, much to his benefit because some were there for nefarious reasons. (Don’t include Bannon or Gorka in this shedding – because they left of their own volition – to work on the outside to help President Trump.) At this point in time, it seems the entire establishment is against our President who is fighting valiantly to restore law and order, deal with a lunatic dictator who’s threatening our safety with nuclear missiles, coping with horrific storms and wildfires – and fighting to bring government back to what our Founders intended. The entire press and news media, with few exceptions, is against Trump. I never thought I’d read an article in The Atlantic entitled, “America’s First White President.” I found this title and the entire article distasteful, low-brow, and humiliating. For The Atlantic to produce such a race-baiting piece of garbage was shocking to me. They’re going down the same slippery slope as the once vaunted New York Times, which has been relegated to the dumpster for many former readers. Which leads me to another phenomenon: Americans are fed up with television media. Yes, in droves they’re leaving and seeking new alternative news sources. Ratings are shifting downward, and this isn’t just happening with the youthful audience. The middle-aged and older audience is leaving as well.

It’s always darkest just before the dawn. That’s an old saying, but it’s true. What the establishment GOP hasn’t figured out yet is this: We, the People, are staunch supporters of President Trump. We still have the power to unseat and replace them with those who are pro-Trump. It’s not all that difficult to do – we have already organized – and with the help of people like Steve Bannon, Newt Gingrich, Sebastian Gorka, and many others, we are forming PACs, communicating, and gaining new members. There are even democrats for Trump! This is what makes America beautiful – We, the People, can throw the bums out! It requires some planning and effort, but we still have the keys to the castle. The American Revolution is not dead!

President Trump has some heavy lifting before him. Immigration issues, tax reform, debt, trade, and some very unstable nuclear-armed enemies. This mess didn’t take place overnight, and it won’t be cleaned up in short order, although Trump has been a whirlwind of activity accomplishing more in several months than some presidents have in years. But, here’s the rub. If 2018 doesn’t dispose of the RINO’s (Republicans in name only), and replace them with true Trump supporters – America is doomed. The USA can no longer support an unending stream of illegal aliens and a steady stream of immigrants ill-prepared to make a life. We can no longer employ 18 different translators to communicate with these folks. They really need to know English to come here. Our social programs are now strained past the point of no return. Social Security will no longer be viable by 2033. The Federal Government, as we know it, can no longer exist as the bloated behemoth that it is. Cuts must be made and much of what the Federal Government does will be pushed back to the States, where it belongs. Our debt is out of control and can bring our country to its knees. Deep cuts, including elimination of entire Federal Departments, need to take place. No other person would attempt to do these things – but, Trump isn’t the typical politician. He is President, right now – at this time – for this express purpose: to make the tough decisions that a career politician never would.  

Trump’s here to kick the door down, shake things up, and yes, break some old paradigms completely apart. But, what the press and the RINO’s haven’t figured out yet is: WE WANT HIM TO DO THIS.

Meanwhile, the old media, tired press, and the progressives who want socialism, then Marxism harangue President Trump. The RINO’s are right there with them. But, the groundswell in this country cannot be ignored – there are millions of us who want Trump to succeed – and we are prepared to support him come hell or high water. So far, both of those have hit us – and we’re still standing.

Independent author, Ava Armstrong, writes thrillers and romance – yes, she dares to combine the two; such a renegade! After more than a decade in corporate America with a four-billion dollar company, Armstrong decided to focus on her true love: writing literature that could be read by the average human being. Ava describes herself as a Constitutional Conservative, and sleeps with a loaded Smith and Wesson revolver. She has one child, whom she loves, and her collection of firearms, which she loves slightly less, and a special affinity for Glocks and tactical shotguns. Her favorite things are the smell of molten metal at the shooting range, motor oil that drips from vintage 1940's Indian motorcycles, and the scent of sandalwood soap. You'd have to read her novels to understand that more deeply. Who are the heroes in Ava's novels? Everyday men and women who do extraordinary things. Veterans, policemen, farmers, hard-working middle-class folks, all striving and struggling to make the world a better place. From homeless vets to women living quiet lives of desperation, Armstrong transports readers to a small town, writing complex characters and stories that often stir strong emotion.