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Update: David Bossie: The New Trump Deputy Campaign Manager

Why He’s A Great Choice

September 6, 2016

Written by Juliana Simone

Donald Trump and David Bossie as new Deputy Campaign Manager {photo: Breitbart}
Donald Trump and David Bossie as new Deputy Campaign Manager {photo: Breitbart}

 

Republican nominee for the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, along with his advisors, made a smart decision the other day. They hired Citizen’s United President, producer of the documentary, “Hillary The Movie,” among many others featuring conservative political voices, and contributing author to Breitbart, their new Deputy Campaign Manager. He currently is also the Chairman of the Super PAC Defeat Crooked Hillary.

To the chagrin of most liberal publications, and the talking heads of the mainstream media, this is not good news. Bossie has a long association as an anti-Clinton advocate. Material in this chosen subject is rich, so his choice was an easy one which started back in the early-nineties when first investigating then Arkansas Governor/Democrat POTUS nominee, Bill Clinton.

In researching this update, and reading numerous posts on the news of Bossie as the new DCM for Donald Trump, the spin on Bossie from the left was priceless. Describing him as dogged in his investigation of Clinton’s sex scandals (Bill’s), Whitewater, more currently the record of Mrs. Clinton, as the former Secretary of State, and the Clinton Foundation, a reader/listener would think there was no reason to look into any of these things…why, the Clinton’s are as pure as snow…just ignore the mountains of evidence.

One of the first articles I archived on In My Vue, was the piece I wrote about David Bossie from CPAC 2013, which was posted in April of this year. Impressive then and now, he is a formidable addition to the Trump campaign, who brings a treasure trove of information about the Clinton’s long history to the forefront for voters today.

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CPAC 2013: David Bossie

Written by Juliana Simone

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David Bossie, leader of Citizens United and producer of “Hillary: The Movie”, is seen in his office in Washington on March 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

March 15, 2013

National Harbor, MD – United Citizen’s long-time President David Bossie took the stage on Friday to tell the Conservative Political Action Conference participants that as CPAC was celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, United Citizen was proudly celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. He told the group in one of the strongest speeches of the day that “conservatives really need to think of new and innovative ways to deliver our message…and film is one of them.” [Under Bossie’s tenure Citizen United produced five feature film documentaries including “Hillary: The Movie” in 2008 which was not allowed to be shown due to established unlawful electioneering communication; Citizens United sued on First Amendment grounds, but initially lost until in 2010 the Supreme Court found in their favor in a landmark decision that now allows profit and non-profit groups to air political material without limits on spending or timing of release.]

Discussing the Republican Party, Mr. Bossie observed to CPAC members “unfortunately, some in the Republican establishment are trying to divide us.” He explained conservatives want to win every election but RINO’s (Republican in Name Only) want us to sell out our values just to win; if we sell out our principles, then the conservative movement is a ship without a rudder.

The author and activist brought up well-known political strategist for the GOP, Karl Rove, who is under some controversy lately for believing the tea party costs Republicans elections. Rove and the establishments “Conservative Victory Project” believes this groups candidates need to be replaced with party insiders who have more moderate agendas and appeal.

Bossie asked the audience, “Why does Karl Rove think he’s the only one who wants to win? Did some conservatives lose their elections? Sure, but establishment candidates lost more.” He continued by saying he likes Rove, and he’s a smart guy – the Architect.  “He and Bush were architects of policy disasters,” he quipped.

Moving his observations to President Obama he said, “Obama all but declared war against conservatives in his second inaugural address.” He noted that Obama’s soaring rhetoric from his keynote address at the Democrat convention was replaced by his clear agenda where he used the expression “collective action,” words that Castro or Khrushchev would use in a speech to their starving people.

Remembering Obama’s promises to clean up Washington, Bossie mused “the only thing Obama cleaned was our Treasury.” Bossie affirmed the mainstream media is in his (Obama’s) pocket covering all of his mishaps, the latest of which is Benghazi. The former Washington investigator reminded the audience that not since (President) Jimmy Carter, for thirty years, have we had one of our ambassadors killed overseas. He cited a House Bill that was a transparency bill for families with loved ones killed overseas.

In regards to the second amendment, Mr. Bossie suggested Washington look into Hollywood on-screen violence before taking our guns away.

On immigration, Bossie stressed we should finish building the fence and enforce existing laws on immigration before discussing immigration reform. On “Obamacare” (the Affordable Care Act) he told CPAC listeners he was pleased to see (U.S. Rep.) Ryan defund Obamacare in his budget plan and that this should be every conservative’s priority – to defund Obamacare and his socialism.

He repeated President Ronald Reagan’s ideology and plan for our country that included free enterprise, strong national defense and pro-family social policies as things that would make America sound again. In his final words he appealed to conservatives, “the grassroots of our movements must not sit on the sidelines…double your efforts.”

In Memory of First Lady Nancy Reagan

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1989 Nancy Reagan at Claridges Hotel in London.

Written by Juliana Simone

July 6, 1921 – March 6, 2016

The former First Lady of whom many consider to be the most beloved President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, passed today in Bel Air, CA at the age of 94.

Born in New York City as Anne Frances Robbins, to an actress and a used-car salesman, after her parents’ divorce early in life, she was adopted by her mother’s second husband, a neurosurgeon in Chicago. Becoming known as Nancy, she took her step-father’s last name of Davis, and went on to graduate private school and Smith College.

Following her mother’s career footsteps, Nancy Davis acted on stage, in television and in film, appearing in eleven movies, including her last with Reagan. She met her future husband, Ronald Reagan, when he was serving as the President of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and was stunned to find her name on a list published in the newspaper of communist sympathizers, and called him for help. It turned out to be a mix up of two women with the same name.

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Within relatively a year, they married and had two children. Ronald had two former children from his first marriage to actress Jayne Wyman. Maureen, died of cancer in 2001. Michael Reagan, adopted by Ronald and Jayne, is a conservative political commentator and published author today. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, Michael was the one child the respected two-term Republican President always stood and waited for a hug from after a visit.

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Former President Ronald Reagan is kissed by his wife Nancy in  their Bel-Air home in Los Angeles, Feb. 6, 2000, on Reagan’s 89th birthday. The White House was informed that the 93-year-old president’s health has deteriorated, a person familiar with Reagan’s condition said Saturday, June 5, 2004. (AP Photo/File)

Nancy and Ronald Reagan’s close relationship gave them fifty-two years of marriage. Nancy adored her husband and was very protective of him throughout his years as the Governor of California, and later as the President of the United States. Ronald equally cherished his wife, and the two always held hands, shared love letters and had affectionate names for each other in private.

Nancy, as First Lady, is remembered for her war on drugs, and her slogan to youth and others to “just say no.” She also worked diligently raising money for the Alzheimer Foundation and as an active member of the Reagan Library.

Personally, she was well known for her haute couture, which consisted of red gowns designed by American fashion designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrara for evening wear, and Chanel inspired suits for day time business.

The fine former First Lady will be laid to rest alongside her husband in Simi Valley, CA, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

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Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan touches the casket of her husband, former U.S. President Ronald Reagan as it lies in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol in Washington in this June 9, 2004  REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files
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Simi Valley, Calif. (June 7, 2004) – – Nancy Reagan holds onto the flag that covered the former president’s coffin as she departs the internment area following services at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Jon D. Gesch

Quoted many times with the great insight a woman of her caliber would have, aside from the great love of her husband, this one was maybe the most true, surmising the life she and her husband led together:

“The movies were custard compared to politics.”

President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan share a kiss {photo: news.wabe.org}
President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan share a kiss {photo: news.wabe.org}

CPAC 2013: David Keene

Written by Juliana Simone

March 16, 2013

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David Keene CPAC 2013

National Harbor, MD – The National Rifle Association, President David A. Keene, opened his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on the third day of the event, by saying he was not going to speak about the second amendment. Keene elected to use his time to talk about the GOP divide. “The Republican Party’s been left for dead many times but it’s always managed to come back,” he said.

The former American Conservative Chairman, who held the seat from 1984 to 2011, or over a quarter century, used his experience and expertise to review the Republican Party, past and present.

Under Nixon, he recollected, there was a project known as “Operation Switch.” This plan involved getting Republican elected officials to get Democrats to switch parties. A Republican leader he knew said to him, “we don’t want those people in our Party – they’ll change our policies.” Keene told the audience that he may have been right, because that legislator lost his seat soon afterwards.

Under Reagan, who got here under Goldwater {the former five term U.S. Senator from Arizona who was the Republican Party’s nominee for President in 1964 and was an advocate for conservatism} and was originally a registered Democrat before becoming a staunch Republican, reminded his colleagues that they needed to accept the fact that when new people come in, they want a voice. Keene said the Party didn’t welcome those either.

Evangelicals came in next, and many today are part of the new/old Republican establishment, Keene observed. The Party didn’t want them. When fully 50% of all votes counted in a Republican primary were cast by people under thirty, the Party didn’t want them. Now, Rand Paul, who became a hero to many, {referring to his recent filibuster on the Senate floor where the Kentucky legislator spoke for thirteen hours in protest to President Obama’s choice to head the CIA} the Party says we don’t want him, regardless of the many young people who support him.

“Establishments grow or die…bring people in or drive people out,” Keene continued. “Our movement is based on ideals and principles…if the Republican Party has exclusion policies, they won’t win and will look back at their glory days.”

The Chairman recalled when Ronald Reagan came to CPAC, but emphasized Reagan and Goldwater didn’t start the conservative movement; writers like William F. Buckley, Milton Friedman and George Stigler did with their publications, along with groups like the Philadelphia Society.

The Eisenhower/Taft war for the Party’s nomination for President also showed the divide within the Party historically, Keene mentioned, and when Dwight Eisenhower won, Taft withdrew his name after speaking negatively about Eisenhower’s win. {Taft was quoted as saying after his loss, “Every Republican candidate for President since 1936 has been nominated by the Chase National Bank.”}

Keene explained further that Goldwater’s book, {published in 1960} “Conscience of a Conservative” made him a hero overnight. “Eisenhower produced Phyllis Schlafly and Goldwater produced Ron Reagan.”

In remembering President Reagan, Keene said Ronald Reagan brought an optimism to the Conservative Party…he had the ability and true belief…he knew we were right and they were wrong; our ideas work and there’s don’t; and he had faith in the common sense of Americans. The course he charted for us brings us to political gains and achievements.

Keene mentions Bill Kristol {founder of The Weekly Standard} and how it’s believed the only reason to be in politics is to gain power. “Wrong,” states Keene, highlighting that “we’re involved because we care…and they’re wrong and we’re right…”

In addressing the present, David Keene suggested to his fellow conservatives, “what we need to do is look at how effectively we communicate our values to those who aren’t as obsessed with politics as we are.”

He spoke about successful political movements and how they start out by electoral wins with good communication. Talking about opponents, he said, “their road is going to lead us somewhere we don’t want to go…our job is to show them this…we’ve done this before and can do it again.” Talking about his fellow conservatives, he said, “We conservatives have our differences. We’re a fractious bunch…we’ve never walked in lockstep and never will – it would be boring if we did.”

Following his observations today, Keene felt a Party that can do this will survive, grow and win, and noted it’s why we strive not to change their appeal. “Freedom is always a better alternative to slavery,” Keene said in parting.