Articles by Gerard Francis Lameiro

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New Trump McConnell Friendship – Why?

What Caused the New Trump McConnell Friendship? A new Trump McConnell friendship was highlighted in the Rose Garden on Monday. It was a surprise very few expected. President Trump spoke clearly about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “… we’ve been friends for a long time … we’re probably now … closer than ever before … And the relationship is very good “ That’s right, Trump was speaking about Mitch McConnell and their renewed friendship. Trump went on to say: “We’re fighting for the same thing. We’re fighting for lower taxes, big tax cuts, the biggest tax cuts in the history…


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Trump vs. the Establishment – Who’s Ahead?

Who’s Ahead in the On-Going Battle between Trump and the Establishment? In the on-going battle between Trump and the Establishment, if you missed the tweet storm between President Trump and soon to retire Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee, you missed one of the opening battles of the 2018 Congressional elections. Here’s some of those comments and tweets: Sen. Corker on Trump: “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.” “I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to…


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Trump’s Brilliant Political Strategy on NFL

Is Trump’s Response to the NFL Kneeling Protests a Brilliant Political Strategy? Touted by the old mainstream media and leftist politicians as incomprehensible and divisive, instead is Trump’s response to the NFL kneeling protests actually a brilliant political strategy? Was Trump brilliant and smart politically, or was his efforts a distraction from more important presidential issues? Were the NFL protests worthy of the time of a sitting president? Those are reasonable questions to ask. You might think at first glance that the answers lean toward thinking Trump wandered off on an unnecessary and divisive tangent. But, look again. I think…


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Will Trump Run in 2020 as a Republican or Not?

Will Trump Run for President in 2020 as a Republican, an Independent, or as Head of a New Party? If you thought the 2016 presidential election was an historic race with some unexpected twists and turns, just wait until the 2020 presidential election, when the Trump run for reelection might completely shock you. It looks increasingly like the 2020 presidential election will be even more tumultuous than even the surprising 2016 election. Why? There are many dynamics at play and critical battles are shaping up as we move toward the mid-term 2018 Congressional elections. One important factor for 2020 is…


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Is New York Times Bestseller List Fake News?

Conservative Publisher No Longer Recognizes New York Times Bestseller List Is the New York Times bestseller list a real list of current bestselling books in the marketplace of ideas or is it actually fake news? It’s not a stretch to think that now fake news might even extend to the NYT bestseller list. At least, it appears that might be the situation. Take Regnery Publishing and Marji Ross, its president and publisher. Regnery is a well known publisher of conservative books from such well known authors as Dinesh D’Souza, Ann Coulter, Newt Gingrich, and Mark Levin. Dinesh D’Souza’s newest book…


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Trump’s Response to Hurricane Harvey

How Well Did President Trump Respond to Hurricane Harvey? Hurricane Harvey is Trump’s first major natural disaster since taking office. How well did he prepare for the disaster? How well did his administration prepare for it? As the devastation took place, how well did President Trump respond to it? Was his visit to Texas on Tuesday appropriate? Or, did he get in the way of response efforts? Let’s rate President Trump’s response to his first natural disaster now … How Well Did President Trump Prepare for Hurricane Harvey? Trump wasted no time preparing his administration for dealing with a potential…


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Is the Alt-Right part of the Alt-Left?

Is the Alt-Right another Alt-Left Group? Given the recent violence in Charlottesville with the alt-left battling the alt-right, most people probably think the two factions are separate and distinct extremist groups adamantly opposed to each other. But is that really true? It might surprise you that the two groups could be closely related and in fact, might be working together to divide America into angry factions and to keep minority voting blocs together in the 2018 election. This might be called a “divide and conquer” strategy. Let’s take an in-depth look now … What is the Alt-Right? The term alt-right…


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The Real Solution to Charlottesville

What is the Real Cause of the Recent Violence in Charlottesville? By now, nearly every American who reads or listens to the news has heard about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday. We heard about the driver who smashed into counterprotestors, killing one. We learned about others who were hurt as well. We heard about the ostensible reason for the original protests, and the subsequent counterprotests. Can a dispute over the removal of 150 year statues trigger violence in 21st century America? Surely, there must be something much deeper operating in our political culture today. Despite disagreement from the…


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Can a Military Confrontation with North Korea Be Avoided?

Can America Avoid a Military Confrontation with North Korea? Thanks to North Korea, a military confrontation continues to ratchet up in that part of the world. North Korea’s belligerent rhetoric, constant military boasts and threats, as well as the on-going launching of ever more potent ICBM’s seem to be driving an ultimate military confrontation. Let’s look at the situation in detail and assess the likelihood of avoiding a major military operation against North Korea. What’s the Current Situation that’s Driving the Crisis with North Korea? The most recent ICBM missile test now shows that the North Koreans might be able…