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Needed-A National Conservative Party

June 24, 2020

A realignment of the American two-Party system is underway and now is the time for political, social and economic conservatives to create a national Conservative Party to compete in a new political world of multiple Parties and coalition governments. Though contributing to instability, such a system will stabilize very quickly.

Why?

Because of the common sense of the American people and the durable character of our laws, the Constitution of the United States and the fundamental freedoms that define the American way of life.

So, I think we’ll make it safely through the next fifty years.

That came home to me about 25 years ago when I went to a “Superman” movie in the Mall of  America in Minneapolis. When Superman, Clark Kent, affirms his belief in “truth, justice and the American way,” the audience vociferously clapped their approval!

Our political parties, and particularly the Republican Party, have been weakened by a decision by our best and brightest Americans who have decided not to seek political careers. Many would like to serve their country, but they don’t want to subject themselves to attacks by our reporting class of “Journalists” who are driven to destroy anyone who asserts that he believes, like Clark Kent, in “truth, justice and the American way.”

Yet, I venture to say that most Americans share that belief and are seeking one or maybe two leaders who affirm what they believe. We need key conservative leaders to form a National Conservative Party that attracts new leaders into politics.

 

The Belmont

June 20, 2020

Today’s Belmont Stakes will be run at Belmont Racecourse in Nassau County on Long Island.

Long Island is an ideal place to live, as long as you don’t have to commute to Manhattan. Long Island is host to Teddy Roosevelt’s mansion, “Sagamore Hill,” near Oyster Bay and extends to the far and beautiful reaches of Suffolk County.

All eyes today will be on Belmont Park. This large racecourse would attract 20,000 visitors on a week-day during the mid-1930s and but for Covid-19 today would attract a working class crowd of enthusiastic betters.

Though the Belmont is the third leg in American racing’s “Triple Crown,” the racing dates of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs in Louisville and the Preakness at Baltimore’s Pimlico racecourse were postponed and the Belmont this year will raced first on the dirt for a length of 1 1/8 not 1 1/2.

Handicappers of thoroughbred racing will notice that top trainers, Steve Assmussen, Todd Pletcher, Linda Rice and William Mott have horses in the Belmont. Each has his own style: Assmussen trains some of the best horses in American racing. Linda Rice is predictable-sending out horses for the lead. Bill Mott is our best trainer of horses running on Turf. And New York based Pletcher knows New York racing and cannot be discounted.

The top winning jockeys who ride these trainer’s horses are all there: Joel Rosario, Javier Castellano, John Velazquez, Junior Alvarado, Jose and Irad Ortiz and Ricardo Santiana.

But horses win races; trainers and jocks are mere participants.

Horse pedigrees of special interest at the Belmont today are horses whose sires were Tapit, Uncle Mo, Medaglia D’Oro, Bernardini, Tiznow and Unbridled. My favorite is Tapit, bred by Michael Dickinson.

So what are my wagers? I placed a $2 trifecta wager with #1 Tapit and #8 Tiz the Law, first and second and #4 Modernist and #9 Dr Post in third.

The Dishonorable Josh Bolton

June 16, 2020

At least two of my conservative friends think well of Josh Bolton.

I do not and have said so publicly four times in the last three years:

https://dickbishirjian.com/2017/02/18/john-bolton-and-aei/

https://dickbishirjian.com/2019/01/13/bolton-bomb-iran/

https://dickbishirjian.com/2019/09/11/bye-bye-bolton/

https://dickbishirjian.com/2020/01/28/bolton-violates-an-unwritten-rule/

There is nothing honorable in John Bolton, which is why I will not read his new book.

Et tu Brute

June 14, 2020

If President Trump were not afflicted by dyslexia he might have read Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.  Though not a veteran of military service, he was shaped by his experience as a cadet at New York Military Academy and acquired a love of General and Flag Officers.  He has loaded his Administration with Generals and Admirals and now he finds that they do not like him.

General James Mattis betrayed a first principle of political appointment–silence–and declared, in effect, that he is ready to enlist in the Biden Administration.

Et tu James?