Saul’s Newsstand – Weekly Review 10-16-16



Saul’s Newsstand – Weekly Review 10-16-16

Saul Anuzis



Days until the 2016 election: 23…



To my “Thelma & Louise Republican” friends…

Elections are about choices and like it or not, there are ONLY two candidates who have chance of winning the presidency, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.


Driving off the proverbial cliff to a Clinton victory by undercutting the campaign is NOT the answer.


Trump was not my choice to receive our party’s nomination.  He wasn’t one of my top choices.  I was an early supporter of Ted Cruz.


I have argued for primary reform, including Rank Choice Voting and Closed Primaries, but that’s a discussion for later.


Having said that, Trump won our party’s nominating process…like it or not.  Our party is the “center-right” party in America and is made up of a broad coalition of groups that fall under the Republican umbrella.  The political reality is that if we don’t “hang together” in the general election after fighting it out in primaries, we “hang apart” as Democrats win the election!


Moderates have often dominated the nominating process and expected conservatives to support our nominee.  Conservatives have had less success, but still need the broader party to win.  Now we have a populist/conservative who isn’t grounded philosophically and raises a lot of concerns for many.  I get that…but the alternative is unacceptable.


IF Hillary Clinton wins…

–        Clinton will continue Obama’s policies, dragging our country down

–        Clinton supports Open Borders and Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

–        Clinton does NOT respect the sanctity of life

–        Clinton is an avid supporter of “gun control”

–        Clinton will appoint 2-3 Supreme Court Justice with the goal of moving the court to the left

–        Clinton will appoint 250+ lifetime Federal Judges to the bench across this country

–        Clinton will “fix” and expand Obama care…costing working Americans even more

–        Clinton will continue the Obama/Clinton foreign policy which has made America weaker and less safe

–        Clinton does NOT support religious liberty


IF Donald Trump wins…

–        Trump will shake up Washington, for better or for worse

–        Trump will “build a wall” and attack the illegal immigrant problem

–        Trump has taken a pro-life stance

–        Trump has the NRA’s endorsement and supports the 2nd Amendment

–        Trump has named respected conservative judges that are on his list for the Supreme Court

–        Trump has conservative lawyers advising him on appointments and policy

–        Trump has vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare

–        Trump will make America militarily strong again

–        Trump gets the lefts attacks on religious liberty and will support the principle of religious liberty


OK, so you say “what if he doesn’t” do everything he says or “I just don’t trust” him?  Well maybe. Is he a “flawed” man and a sinner…sure (but who’s isn’t).  However, this is about leading our country and setting the policies that will affect generations to come.  We know EXACTLY what Hillary will do and it’s the OPPOSITE of what virtually all of us believe in.  With Trump, he has laid out policies most of us AGREE with (minus his demeanor) and even if he’s not 100% there — there is NO doubt Trump will be better than Clinton on virtually EVERY policy.


MOST importantly, Trump’s judicial appointments will NOT be the same as Clinton “left wing activists” that would change our country for decades to come.


It’s really that simple.


A protest vote for some third party or a non-vote by a Republican/Conservative voter who would have normally voted Republican is helping elect Hillary Clinton president…period.  That’s a political and mathematical fact.


For the sake of country…think long and hard…and I encourage you to vote Trump.


P.S. Here’s a woman’s perspective I thought was worth sharing…


P.S.S.  I’ve never seen the mainstream media and much of the Republican establishment work so hard to defeat a nominee who didn’t “fit” their narrative or business/social interests!?!



America’s social contract is dead

“The problem is not just entitlement, it’s narcissism,” says Nichols, now a professor at the US Naval War College.


Entitlement mostly comes from affluence and from the remarkably high standard of living in today’s America, something likely unavoidable when there is so much progress and material bounty, he says.


“But narcissism is a collapse of democratic values, where every American now thinks he or she is the most important person who has ever lived, instead of being one of many voters in a system based on compromise and moderation,” he said.


The days of the social contract, in which citizens have obligations as well as rights, seem to be over.



Clinton Adds to Her Electoral College Edge

Debate probably only reinforces the new status quo.


In the broad sweep of U.S. history, very occasionally one of the major parties simply disqualifies itself from the contest to win the White House by nominating an unelectable, non-mainstream candidate. We suspect that there will never be a better example than Donald Trump. The Republican Party chose a deeply divisive figure — one not supported by many senior figures in the GOP even before the release of Trump’s raunchy 2005 discussion with Access Hollywood‘s (and now The Today Show‘s) superficial, celebrity-worshipping Billy Bush. (Yes, he is of the Bush family, so a Bush finally speared Trump, however unintentionally.) Their X-rated discussion, and Trump’s insistence on discussing Bill Clinton’s sordid past, has caused voters to usher children out of the room when the TV news comes on. Is this the most embarrassing campaign ever? It must be close.


There are some amusing aspects to this, including the parade of top Republicans who are shocked, shocked that Trump is capable of lewd, vulgar, crass talk and behavior. What did they think they were getting? Only now do they consider Trump unworthy of their support? And they find themselves in a tough spot because there has always been more resistance to Trump among the party leadership than the rank and file. The vast majority of self-identified Republicans will vote for Trump, and they may be angered by the party leaders who have retracted their endorsements. One thing that’s clear to us is that the idea of Trump actually dropping out is nearly unimaginable — and, no, the Republican National Committee is not going to remove him from the ticket. The Republicans have been stuck with Trump ever since his victory in the Indiana primary on May 3, and practically speaking before that as well.



IF you like politics and are interested in polling…a great read

How One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages

There is a 19-year-old black man in Illinois who has no idea of the role he is playing in this election.

He is sure he is going to vote for Donald J. Trump.


And he has been held up as proof by conservatives — including outlets like Breitbart News and The New York Post — that Mr. Trump is excelling among black voters. He has even played a modest role in shifting entire polling aggregates, like the Real Clear Politics average, toward Mr. Trump.


How? He’s a panelist on the U.S.C. Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Daybreak poll, which has emerged as the biggest polling outlier of the presidential campaign. Despite falling behind by double digits in some national surveys, Mr. Trump has generally led in the U.S.C./LAT poll. He held the lead for a full month until Wednesday, when Hillary Clinton took a nominal lead.


Our Trump-supporting friend in Illinois is a surprisingly big part of the reason. In some polls, he’s weighted as much as 30 times more than the average respondent, and as much as 300 times more than the least-weighted respondent.



How to Rebuild the Republican Party

The problem is that pro-Trump Republicans may not agree that Trumpism failed. They may not be amenable to a reconciliation based on acknowledging that they, uniquely, were wrong—and that their defeated party opponents were in the right all along.


Their guy did win 4 million more votes in the 2016 primaries than Mitt Romney won in 2012—despite the 2016 runner-up winning more than twice as many votes as the 2012 runner-up.


Their guy easily bested every challenger against him: the hugely well-funded Jeb Bush, tough guy Chris Christie, the winsome and bilingual Marco Rubio, the true conservative Ted Cruz, the tough-as-nails Scott Walker, fellow outsider CEO Carly Fiorina … a gamut of styles and talents.


Their guy exposed the weakness of would-be Republican powerbrokers and veto-wielders, from the pro-life movement to the Wall Street Journal editorial page.


Unless their guy loses to Hillary Clinton in a 2008 style deluge, Trump backers will be much more likely to blame traitors inside the party for his defeat than their own bad judgment in supporting him. Pro-Trump media outlets and personalities (Sean Hannity; Ann Coulter; Laura Ingraham; and have gained audience. Anti-Trump media outlets and personalities lost viewers, listeners, and readers. Trump will almost certainly win more total votes than either George W. Bush in 2000 or John McCain in 2008. He could easily match Mitt Romney’s 61-million-vote, 47-percent-vote-share performance in 2012. If that happens, Trump himself may not go away so quietly, instead continuing to dominate the political stage to insist that he was right and all his critics were wrong, stupid, losers.


Meanwhile, anti-Trump conservatives will be thrust back into exactly the position they held from 2013 to 2015: exponents of an ideology that does not command majority assent even within the Republican coalition, never mind the country as a whole. Repeal Obamacare; end the Medicare guarantee for people under age 55; offer big tax cuts to corporations and the richest taxpayers; pass constitutional amendments to stop abortion and same-sex marriage; back immigration reform that increases the flow of low-wage labor into the economy; take no action on climate change or other environmental concerns: that message has been tried and found wanting again and again since 2009, and it’s not going to appeal any more strongly after November. Whatever else Donald Trump did, he confirmed that a majority of Republican voters also want a message that secures health coverage, raises middle-class incomes, and enforces borders and national identity.



US Election Tour 2016

Check it out…great agenda and election night party in DC.



A New Weapon in Russia’s Arsenal, and It’s Inflatable

Mr. Komarov oversees military sales at Rusbal, a hot air balloon company that also provides the Ministry of Defense with one of Russia‘s lesser-known military threats: a growing arsenal of inflatable tanks, jets and missile launchers, including the MIG in the field.


At a factory behind high concrete walls not far from here, workers toiling in secret with little more than sewing machines and green fabric are churning out the ultimate in soft power: decoys that appear lifelike from as close as 300 yards and can pop up and then vanish in mere minutes.


As Russia under President Vladimir V. Putin has muscled its way back onto the geopolitical stage, the Kremlin has employed a range of stealthy tactics: silencing critics abroad, hitching the Orthodox Church to its conservative counterrevolution, spreading false information to audiences in Europe and even, according to the Obama administration, meddling in American presidential politics by hacking the Democratic Party’s computers.


One of the newer entries to that list is an updating of the Russian military’s longtime interest in operations of deceit and disguise, a repertoire of lethal tricks known as maskirovka, or masking. It is a psychological warfare doctrine that is becoming an increasingly critical element in the country’s geopolitical ambitions.



Pretty Cool Collection – A Century of AP Campaign Photos

On January 1, 1935, the Associated Press distributed its first photo across its wire services: a plane crash in a snowy, heavily wooded area of upstate New York. Though they couldn’t have known it at the time, with that New Year’s Day photograph, the AP began a journalistic revolution — one that would transform (quite literally) the way people see the world.

When the AP was founded in 1846, photography was in its wobbly infancy, just eight years removed from the first photograph depicting people. But as technology advanced and the boundaries of journalism expanded with it, the photograph emerged as an indispensable part of the journalist’s toolkit. Images fundamentally changed the way that people saw the world and understood to the news — whether sports, features, crime, beat-reporting, human interest, or politics.

“I think campaign photography is important because it affords an opportunity for those who are not present to understand what is going on in a campaign,” says Santiago Lyon, the AP’s vice president and director of photography. “As photojournalists, we are the eyes of the people. We are a very important part of broader journalistic coverage of presidential campaigns.”

This fall, the AP teamed up with the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in Farmville, Virginia, to debut an exhibition of the AP’s presidential campaign photos from 1916–2016. Curated by LCVA executive director Rachel Ivers and Longwood University chief of staff Justin Pope, with the assistance of AP special projects manager Chuck Zoeller, the exhibition, “Citizens and Leaders,” was intended to reflect Longwood University’s mission to develop citizen leaders as the university hosted 2016’s sole vice presidential debate. Drawing from that collection, Politico is pleased to share some of the highlights from the Associated Press’ history of presidential campaign photos.

Above, the 1916 Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, nominates President Woodrow Wilson and Vice President Thomas R. Marshall for reelection.



Faster than DRUDGE – Saul’s Newsstand

That’s right…if you want you political news up to date and fast…check out Saul’s Newsstand…online, on Facebook or our Mobile App!!!


Check it out…I bet you’ll like it!?!  All your political news in one spot!


Yes, change is in the air…and still FREE!


After over 10 years of compiling and sharing what I hope are interesting news stories, commentary and information to help folks politically engage, I’m moving to a new format and name.


My “Weekly Musing” will now be called “Saul’s Newsstand – Weekly Review”


My blog post “That’s Saul Folks” will now feature breaking news, gossip and prediction…available daily online…NOT a daily email…but as a feature of the Newsstand.


Saul’s Newsstand will also add a “Quote of the Day” feature where I will share quotes I find inspirational, interesting, funny…or timely.


ALL of the above will be available online, on your mobile with a web friendly webpage and via a mobile app for Windows, Apple and Android phones.


We are also adding an email subscription where if you want to receive “breaking news” tips, gossip or predictions as they happen…we’ll email them out to you periodically…not daily, not weekly…just when I think it’s important enough for you to get an email notice. 


ALL of this has been FREE and will remain FREE.  I’m hooked, I love it and I normally get a few notes a week thanking me for my efforts and information.


However, in order to help pay for my hosting, email and development costs, I’m going to start putting advertising on the webpage and mobile app.  Still FREE to you…but your “clicks” drive advertising revenue to us…and that is much appreciated and really helps.


So make Saul’s Newsstand your homepage.  Every day…throughout the day…I’ll be updating the Newsstand with the latest political news, gossip, information and an inspirational quote of the day. All for FREE.  


I hope this becomes a mini-DRUDGE REPORT like site, but without all the distractions of stories about movie stars, pop culture and other things.  Saul’s Newsstand is going to be STRICTLY politics.  Clean, informative, timely and easy to use.


Please share the Newsstand with your friends.  Make it your homepage if you want a great “one stop shopping spot” for your political news from a conservative perspective.  Please “click” on one of the ads once a day.


And come back often.  The Newsstand will be updated constantly throughout the day with the latest stories.  I plan on updated it a minimum of 4 times a day by design…and then throughout the day as interesting stories of interest pop up.


Please SHARE with your friends and send me your comments and tips.



NEW Mobile App for Parties & Candidates

We launched it…finally a new mobile app to help parties and candidates keep in touch with their members.


Our apps are native meaning they use the full power of smart mobile devices to provide rich features such as video, navigation, customized alerts linked to specific content, events calendaring, conventions, ballot registration and voting, breaking news, donations, blogs, instant polls and surveys and more.


And they are fully customizable.  So check out one of the apps that is currently live.  Just go to your app store on either an Apple, Android or Windows phone and search for:


New York GOP (New York State Republican Party)

TN GOP (Tennessee Republican Party)

Michigan Republican Party

WSRP (Washington State Republican Party)

Republican Party of Louisiana

Republican Liberty Caucus

Tea Party Nation

NYS Conservative Party

USVI GOP (Virgin Islands Republican Party)

Lisa Posthumus Lyons (State Representative-MI)

Triston Cole (State Representative-MI)

Gowan for Arizona (Gowan for Congress)

Saul’s Newsstand

Tennessee Republican Party

Kansas Republican Party

Connecticut Republican Party


Follow the progress of Right Mobile and the various new parties and candidates that launch their own apps on Facebook at;


If any party or candidate is interested in getting an app of their own, please contact me at:



Stay In Touch…Feel Free to Share

My goal is for this to be a weekly political update…sharing political news and analysis that should be of interest to most activists.


Please share.


Feel free to follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook.


On Facebook at:


I’m changing up my Facebook pages to better reflect my friends and family’s interests.


Political & News Page will be:


News ONLY will go to Saul’s Newsstand (my new venture):


My personal/family page will remain:


I hope this helps folks follow what they want and not force my friends and family to see EVERYTHING I post daily:) My personal/family page will remain:

I hope this helps folks follow what they want and not force my friends and family to see EVERYTHING I post daily:)


News ONLY will go to Saul’s Newsstand (my new venture):

My personal/family page will remain:


I hope this helps folks follow what they want and not force my friends and family to see EVERYTHING I post daily:)


News ONLY will go to Saul’s Newsstand (my new venture):


My personal/family page will remain:


I hope this helps folks follow what they want and not force my friends and family to see EVERYTHING I post daily:)


On Twitter at:




My blog “That’s Saul Folks” with Saul’s Newsstand & more:




Thanks again for all you do!




Make Saul’s Newsstand your Homepage!!!


It’s easy, it’s ALL the political news you need in one spot and it’s FREE!



About saulfolks

Saul Anuzis served as Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party from 2005-2009 and was a candidate for Chairman of the Republican National Committee in 2009 and 2011. His previous political and government service included working with Newt Gingrich at American Solutions, Jack Kemp’s 1988 Presidential campaign, serving as Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Leader Dick Posthumus, Chairman of the MI Senate Republican Campaign Committee and serving on the MI House Republican Campaign Committee. In 2009, Anuzis was asked to head up the Transition Team on Technology and led the RNC's first Tech Summit during which over 7,000 activists from around the country participated online, via live video feeds or in person. The RNC created a new standing Committee on Technology and Anuzis was asked to serve as its Chairman by both Chairman Michael Steele and Chairman Reince Priebus. Anuzis was the first non-RNC member to hold such a post. In May of 2010, Anuzis was unanimously elected to be Michigan’s National Committeeman to the Republican National Committee. In 2009 - 2010, he also served as a consultant to the House Policy Committee on New Media & Technology which was chaired by Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI). In May of 2015, Anuzis was elected to the National Board of Directors of the Republican Liberty Caucus. Anuzis is co-founder and co-owner of Quick Connect VOIP, which is a broadband and VOIP provider in Michigan. He and his partner founded Coast to Coast Telecommunications and later Quick Connect USA which were Competitive Local Exchange Carrier providing local and long distance service to their customers. Anuzis currently serves as a Managing Partner of Coast to Coast Strategies, LLC, which provides strategic planning, political intelligence, political risk-assessment, consulting and business development services. In 2012, Anuzis was appointed to the NRA Board’s Public Affairs Committee. He served on several non-profit boards as well as a Gubernatorial Appointee to the Michigan Jobs Commission and the Michigan Export Development Authority and a member of the Teamsters Union. Saul Anuzis studied Economics at the University of Michigan in Dearborn. He is the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Lithuania. He and with wife of 30 years, Lina - have 4 sons, enjoy skiing, scuba diving, their Harley and sailing. 5/2015
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