Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- President Trump’s decision announced Monday night to increase the U.S. presence in Afghanistan by sending up to 4,000 additional troops and military advisers into that already 16 year-old war is both disappointing, and encouraging. The disappointment comes in the President’s going back on his oft-repeated campaign pledge to get our country out of that armpit of the earth, where more that 2,500 American lives have already been sacrificed to accomplish goals that under President George W. Bush were overly-ambitious and unachievable, and that under President Barack Obama were vague and unsupported in any real way by that administration. In announcing his intent to extend U.S. involvement even further, one cannot help but fear that Mr. Trump has allowed himself to be co-opted into what has become a literal money pit for the military-industrial complex.
- All that aside, it was at least encouraging to hear an American President eschew entirely the ill-fated neo-conservative hubris of “nation-building” in the Middle East, and work to set clear and obtainable side bars for our country’s ongoing commitment to Afghanistan, without setting artificial and counter-productive time lines whose only result was to allow the radical Muslim factions operating in the countryside to simply wait us out. If nothing else positive can be said, this plan at least is what a real strategy for achieving real goals looks like, something we never saw during the Obama years.
- The President’s harsh words directed towards Pakistan, and its continuing harboring of Al Qaeda and Taliban training bases and safe havens are also encouraging. Unlike his predecessor in office, this President’s word in such matters has already been proven to be meaningful and carrying real intent of purpose. Pakistani officials will ignore that word at their own peril.
- A final encouraging factor in all of this is that this strategy was developed and is led by Defense Secretary General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, and not his the feckless, un-serious bureaucrat predecessor, the execrable Jeh Johnson. General Mattis inspires confidence in a way few men can match, and no one can question his loyalty to this country and commitment to doing what he believes is best for the military he oversees.
- We all know that the First Rule of Plans is that they fall completely apart the moment the enemy is engaged. At that point, it is crucial to have the best possible leadership to lead the improvisation that follows. General Mattis is that best possible leadership for this plan, making it at least reasonable to hope things will work out better in the coming years in Afghanistan than they have over the past 16 years.
- Fake news, fake news everywhere, and not a drop of truth. – The fake news media and the fake polls they pay to dummy up would have us all believe that President Trump is the incredibly unpopular leader of a divided political party that is falling apart, and that the Democrat Party is poised to make huge gains in the 2018 mid-term elections. The only problem with that narrative is that none of it is true. If you want proof, all you need to do is look at the latest fundraising efforts by both political parties.
- The truth of this matter is that the Republican National Committee (RNC) out-raised the Democrat National Committee (DNC) by a factor of almost 3 to 1 during July. The RNC took in $10.2 million last month, while the DNC raised a paltry $3.8 million. Making the balance of funds even more stark, the RNC has no debt, while the DNC is saddled with a debt of $3.4 million. The July fundraising comparison just continues a trend that has existed throughout 2017, with the RNC’s advantage growing as the year has progressed, in spite of the efforts by 98% of the national news media to paint the President as a lunatic tool of Vladimir Putin.
- On the congressional side of the ledger, the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has slightly out-raised the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) so far in 2017 – $66 million compared to $64 million – but that comes as faint comfort to a party with a 50+ seat disadvantage, especially given that the NRCC has about a $12 million advantage in cash on hand. By the same token, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee out-raised its GOP counterpart by about $700,000 in July, but that’s actually a terrible result when one considers that 25 Democrat senators are up for re-election in 2018, compared to just 9 Republicans.
- The truth is this: the Republican brand is very unpopular, but the Democrat brand is in complete shambles. The Republicans can go a long way towards repairing their brand by simply passing some tax cuts and some form of an infrastructure bill between now and November 2018. To repair their brand between now and then, the Democrats would have to stage a palace coup and jettison both Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer from their congressional leadership, along with the leftist radicals Tom Perez and Keith Ellison who lead the DNC, and more importantly, replace them all with leaders who are actually attractive and likable to a majority of the country’s voters. It is painfully hard to see who those new leaders might be within the Democrat ranks.
- As we sit here today, the GOP is actually in pretty strong shape for 2018, in spite of its own congressional ineptitude. Once again, the media narrative that we are being fed 24 hours every day is a shameful lie. Some things never change.
Just another day in fake news media America.
That is all.
Allen Gilmer, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at DrillingInfo, Inc., is not a man who minces words, an attribute that has served him well during a long career in the oil and gas industry. When it comes to the Permian Basin and the amount of oil and gas resource contained in it, he becomes positively loquacious.
“We should view the Permian Basin as a permanent resource,” he says, “The Permian is best viewed as a near infinite resource – we will never produce the last drop of economic oil from the Basin.”
No one disputes that the resource in the Permian is huge, but ‘infinite’ is a big word. I asked him to expand on that concept. “That is the practical reality with the amount of resource that is in the ground,” he says, “The research we’ve done indicates that we have at least half a trillion barrels in the Permian at reasonable economics, and it could be as high as 2 trillion barrels. That is, as a practical matter, an infinite amount of resource, and it is something that has huge geopolitical consequence for the United States, in a very good way. It has a huge consequence in terms of GDP, and right now it is creating an American energy global ascendancy.”
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Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- Terrorism comes in many names. “Antifa” is one of them. – An interesting, though little-noticed, item related to the fascist hate group “Antifa” (which ironically is a contraction for ‘Anti-Fascist’) story is developing as a part of the White House on-line petitioning process that was created by the Obama Administration. This petition demands that the Trump Administration formally recognize Antifa as a terrorist organization, which it clearly and unambiguously is. “AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States,” the petition reads in part.
- The process requires that such petitions obtain 100,000 signatures of support from U.S. citizens within 30 days of their filing. This Antifa-related petition was filed last Thursday, meaning it received the necessary support in less than four days. So, obviously there is a great deal of interest in and support for this effort, most of it probably concentrated among Donald Trump’s voter base.
- It will be interesting to observe how the White House responds to this petition – and the rules for this process do require such a response whenever any petition reaches the critical mass of support. There is no doubt at all that Antifa is indeed a domestic terrorist organization. Its’ spokespeople, such as they are, bragged about being exactly that in interviews on NBC and CNN this past week, claiming their strategy is to “commit violence in order to create peace,” a statement so laughably nonsensical that only NBC’s Chuck Todd and the peabrain on-air talent at CNN could listen to it without openly laughing. This group commits violence wherever it shows its ugly, masked face, beating opponents with baseball bats laced with nails, spraying people and police alike with pepper spray and mace and urine, and wantonly burning buildings and destroying public and private property alike. Committing violence for shock value is the very definition of terrorism.
- Don’t hold your breath waiting for this to happen. – President Trump’s team of advisors will no doubt counsel him not to take this step because it would be “divisive” (I can hear H.R. McMaster saying those words as I type this), and out of fear of incurring negative media coverage, as if this President ever gets anything else from the fake news media.
- Still, if nothing else, this puts the President and his advisors on the spot and at least forces them to focus on the question. It will also force Mr. Trump to clearly recognize those among his advisors who counsel him to avoid doing what he clearly knows is the right thing to do under the law. Antifa clearly is a domestic terrorist organization and is quite proud of that fact. Coddling and placating them will only make them bolder.
- What in the hell is going on with our Navy? – For the third time since May, a U.S. war ship has collided with a gigantic merchant vessel in open waters off of the Asian continent. The Navy has announced the collision of the USS John McCain was the result of “poor seamanship”, and that this poor seamanship has resulted in ten sailors being missing at sea. Rescue operations are underway, and we should all pray for their survival.
- I never served in the Navy, but it is honestly baffling to me how these events can happen with modern warships. We are long past the days of ships having to rely on such things as bells and horns to signal ships’ presence at night or in heavy fogs. These ships are equipped with millions of dollars worth of radars, sonars and global positioning technology. How they can miss the presence of an oil tanker in their proximity is almost beyond comprehension.
- The previous two incidents have been followed with the usual perfunctory military inquiry followed by unsatisfying official statements. This third incident in four months demands an official, formal investigation into the whole series of events. One such incident can be explained as a simple accident; two as mere coincidence; but three, as they say, is a pattern, and this pattern is getting U.S. Navy personnel killed at a disturbing rate. Time to find out why.
Just another day in poor seamanship America.
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Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- When the news came out that a Civil War reenactment scheduled to take place at the Manassas battlefield in Virginia was being cancelled due to fears over possible violence from leftwing groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter, I saw a tweet from some guy saying something to the effect that “The Civil War was 152 years ago – why can’t black people just get over it?”
- Now, I’m a conservative and I’m pretty sure I had ancestors who fought for the South in the Civil War, since both sides of my family came into this country in the late 18th/early 19th centuries through North Carolina, but I found that tweet quite offensive, and can only imagine how offensive any descendant of slaves might find it. But we see that argument expressed quite often by those who, for whatever reason, feel the need to continue reenacting Civil War battles, flying the stars and bars out in front of their house, and defending the need to keep statues of Jefferson Davis on some university campus or on the grounds of some other public building.
- I often wonder if these folks ever consider the other side of that same argument, which is this: “The Civil War ended 152 years ago – why can’t confederacy defenders just get over it?” Seriously, think about it: isn’t 152 years long enough to honor the leaders of what was in fact an armed rebellion against the United States of America? Does it really take more than the six or seven generations that have passed through your families since 1865 to get those resentments out of your blood?
- Seriously, take a step back for just a minute and think: Does it really matter to your life if that statue of Jefferson Davis or Robert E. Lee keeps standing out in front of your local courthouse? Have you ever stopped to think about how it must feel to descendants of slaves who surely live in your community to walk by that statue knowing that their tax dollars help pay for its upkeep and public display?
- And please, don’t give me that crap about the Civil War not being about preservation of slavery. If you’re one of the people who uses that line, I want to personally challenge you to take a few hours out of your day to read each state’s articles of confederation. If you do that, you will find that all 11 confederate states listed the preservation of slavery as a reason for their decision, and 9 of the 11 states listed it as the first reason. Save that argument for someone else.
- Then there’s the argument about “we have to preserve our history!”, and with that one, I’m in full agreement. But keeping a statue of Stonewall Jackson out on the courthouse lawn for 120 years doesn’t really teach anyone anything about history, does it? Not without the provision of context.
- Our biggest problem in the current hysteria from the political left over these monument is that we now have two full generations of young people who haven’t been given any real context about any of this in our schools and universities. The teaching of civics and American History was de-emphasized during the ’70s and ’80s, after the radicals of the ’60s came to dominate our education system, in favor of indoctrinating our children with all sorts of leftwing nonsense.
- Unless they took American history or civics as an elective, the only thing anyone under 40 or so has ever been taught about Robert E. Lee or Stonewall Jackson is what they get from the news media, and the only message they get from the news media is that they were eeeeevil, which of course is not true. They were just men, products of their time and place, doing what they believed to be their civic duty. But the public lacks that context – all they have in their minds is that simplistic notion they’ve learned from the media. And so, when they walk past these statues they have an emotional reaction, because they have no understanding whatsoever of who those men really were and the things they did with their lives outside of the few years of the War.
- It seems to me that the biggest problem about this entire controversy is that both sides are reacting out of emotion and ignorance. How can we expect to be a unified nation if so many of our citizens know next-to-nothing about what this nation even is?
- In all of this controversy, there is an opportunity here for President Trump to take initiative to prove he is a different kind of leader. A good approach to helping the nation heal would be for Republicans and Democrats to work together to remove all Civil War-related statues – Union and Confederacy alike – from taxpayer-funded public places in an organized, systematic way, and establish a series of Civil War museums around the country where they could reside. Perhaps establish a bi-partisan commission to then develop a curriculum to be taught in guided tours through these museums that would actually educate attendees and provide context for the people depicted in the statues. Seems to me this could become a centerpiece of the President’s Infrastructure proposal.
- I know that’s a pipe dream, since the Democrats seem to be hell-bent on continuing to divide this country along racial lines, but I keep hoping they might wake up sometime soon and realize this is a huge loser of an issue for them. Every poll taken on this question proves that to be the case.
- Regardless, this would be a constructive approach for President Trump and his Education and Interior Departments to take to the matter. Take the initiative here, Mr. President, and demand the Democrats explain why they refuse to work towards a peaceful solution to such a divisive issue. Provide the public with some context here, both politically and historically.
- Because, if we can’t get over the first Civil War, we are on a collision course with a second.
Just another day in lack of context America.
That is all.
Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- More than a dozen times this year, in cities with Democrat Mayors, the George Soros-funded and Democrat Party-supported thugs in Antifa and Black Lives Matters have been allowed to turn peaceful protests into outright riots. Property has been destroyed, political enemies have been attacked, and yes, people have died – most recently in Charlottesville – as a direct result of these actions.
- These cities have names: Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Berkeley, California; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Ferguson, Missouri; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Charlottesville, Virginia. It’s happened multiple times in some of these cities. All of these cities have Democrat mayors. This is not a coincidence.
- None of these events are accidents. None of them are organic outpourings of emotion by upset citizens. All are carefully planned, organized and allowed by public officials to take place, regardless of the consequences.
- Here’s the playbook: identify a date and time in one of these cities when a peaceful demonstration, or even better, a gathering of right-wingers, has been permitted by a city or university campus to take place. Use social media networks to issue a call to arms for agitators to volunteer to show up and turn the peaceful demonstration into a riot, or the gathering of right-wingers into a street fight.
- Keep a lid on the plan until a day or two prior to the event, then feed stories to willing fake reporters with the narrative along the lines of this report by NBC yesterday: “Interest in two major protests opposed to Saturday’s right-wing “free speech” assembly in a Boston park has swelled in the aftermath of the deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia last weekend.” Yes, “interest” just happens to be “swelling”, but pay no attention to the man behind the curtain – this is just a natural response to Charlottesville.
- Next, have the mayor of said city issue a plea to the protesters to keep it peaceful, a promise to have plenty of law enforcement officers on-hand, and advice to ordinary citizens to just stay away from the area. And be sure while you’re giving this advice and assurance, you stoke emotions by identifying your political opponents as hate-mongers, whether they are or not. You know, like this statement from Boston Democrat Mayor Marty Walsh: “There have been questions about why we granted a permit for the rally tomorrow,” said Walsh. “The courts have made it abundantly clear. They have the right to gather, no matter how repugnant their views are. But they don’t have the right to create unsafe conditions. They have the right to free speech. In return, they have to respect our city. At the same time, we can’t look away. The children of our city are watching, and I want everyone who goes to the Common tomorrow to understand that. The young people of our city are watching TV, are following this. We have to make it clear what we stand for in the City of Boston.”
- Next, when the day comes and your city has been invaded by hundreds of Antifa and BLM thugs brought in by buses funded by some Soros-affiliated group, the mayor issues an order to his police to stand down and let this un-permitted army confront the permitted demonstrators. It is only after the riot has been allowed to begin in earnest that the police are finally ordered to try to break it up.
- Afterwards, after all the carefully-planned mayhem has taken place, after people – including law enforcement officers – have been injured and/or killed, after CNN has gotten all sorts of violent videotape to air 24 hours a day for the next week, you have the Democrat Mayor hold a press conference to blame everything on the demonstrators who had obtained a lawful permit to hold a peaceful, even if repugnant, demonstration.
- This is what happened in Charlottesville. It happened this way in other cities as well. It always happens in cities with Democrat mayors. This is not a coincidence, not an accident, not a series of unfortunate organic events. This is a carefully executed plan, repeated over and over and over again.
- We will have to wait and see what happens Saturday afternoon in the Boston Commons. Thus far, everything has proceeded exactly according to this obvious plan. We can only hope that Mayor Walsh will have a moment of clarity and actual concern for his people, allow his law enforcement officials to exercise proper riot control procedures, and keep the Antifa and BLM thugs separated from the rightwing demonstrators.
- If Mayor Walsh does this, there won’t be a riot in Boston today, because his police officials know what to do to prevent it, and the Soros thugs will go away disappointed. Let’s all pray that he decides to not allow his city to become yet another Democrat-governed stage for this madness.
Just another day in It’s All Up To You, Mr. Mayor America.
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Ok, so, as I write this, it’s been about 3 hours since the announcement came that White House Chief Leaker…er…Strategy Advisor Steve Bannon has been allowed to resign instead of being fired.
As was inevitable, we are already beginning to see both the #NeverTrump fake conservative media and the mainstream fake news media generate a steady stream of pieces which contend either:
- This is a disaster for conservatives, because Bannon was Trump’s brain and now Trump will become a liberal (#NeverTrump fake conservative media); or
- This is a disaster for Trump because Bannon was Trump’s only friend in the White House and he was the person who developed Trump’s entire agenda (Fake mainstream media).
Both contentions are rank, smelly piles of fresh steaming horse shit. (Pardon the PG-13 language, but I’ve just had too much of this nonsense.)
Let me remind everyone of a few salient facts about Mr. Bannon and his time with Donald Trump:
- Steve Bannon did not “make” Donald Trump. Indeed, he did not even at any point in time manage the Trump Campaign;
- Steve Bannon joined the Trump presidential campaign last August 16, at the same time KellyAnne Conway came on board. It was Conway, not Bannon, who was the driving force in the campaign from that point forward;
- By the time Bannon came on board, Donald J. Trump had already defeated a field of 16 GOP opponents to win the Republican presidential nomination, dispatching them with the same ease and seeming frequency with which he fired contestants on any given season of The Apprentice;
- It was Conway, not Bannon, who convinced Trump to exercise Twitter discipline and stay on message through rest of the campaign; Conway, not Bannon, who played the main role in prepping Trump for the debates; Conway, not Bannon, who put herself on the line every damn day doing an exhausting series of live TV interviews;
- Long before Steve Bannon even sniffed the possibility of becoming involved in the Trump campaign, Donald J. Trump had firmly established his full, very conservative agenda that he would pursue as President. Every position paper, every policy plan, every foreign policy white paper that was a part of the Trump presidential agenda had already been agreed-upon, written and published before Bannon became a part of the campaign;
- There is a very strong argument to be made that, since coming on board, Steve Bannon has in fact been much more of a distraction and a hindrance to the Trump campaign and Trump presidency than anything else. Indeed, I have yet to see any writer or pundit of any political persuasion lay out a single positive impact Mr. Bannon has had on any aspect of this Administration’s policy achievements;
- On the other hand, we have seen all sorts of speculation that Steve Bannon was was an even bigger leak problem than even Reince Priebus was, and that’s saying an awful lot;
- There is no question at all that Steve Bannon has been a huge distraction and constant lightning rod bringing criticism into the White House.
As far as I’m concerned, getting rid of Bannon is a red letter day for this Administration. As far as anyone can really tell, he has contributed little to this administration other than confusion and conflict – not to mention hair-brained schemes like a 60% income tax rate on millionaires – and little, if anything of a positive nature.
Steve Bannon didn’t ‘make’ Donald Trump, he came in late, tagged along for the ride, took credit he did not in any way deserve, and contributed nothing that anyone can point to of a positive nature. Somehow, I think the Republic – and the Trump Presidency – will survive just fine without him.
That. Is. All.
Last Friday, the American Statesman published a piece titled “About 100 Protesters Call For Austin To End Fossil Fuel Use For Power”. Being from Texas, I read the piece and viewed the video attached to the story with great interest. The City of Austin – Texas’s capital city – maintains its own power utility that is separate from the power grid that provides electricity to most of the rest of the state.
The protesters were on-hand to oppose a proposed plan that would increase the city’s use of renewable fuel to 65% by 2027. In a state rich in natural gas resources for power generation, this goal wasn’t aggressive enough for these 100 souls.
My first thought upon seeing the group of protesters was to wonder how many of them drove to the site of the protest in gasoline-powered cars, which make up about 99% of automobile fleet in Texas? I wondered further if any of them understand that many of the components in the cars they drive – even Teslas – are made from petroleum-derived products?
Many in the group were wearing sneakers. I can’t help wondering if they know that those shoes are in part made from petroleum products? Some carried backpacks – do they know that parts of many such items are to some extent made from petroleum products?
It was a prosperous-looking bunch, most of whom no doubt practice sound dental hygiene. I couldn’t help wondering if they know there’s a very good chance their toothpaste – and their toothbrush, for that matter – is largely derived from petroleum? I wonder if the women among the group realize that their makeup and lipsticks are most likely derived from petroleum as well?
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Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- A state senator in Missouri named Maria Chappell-Nadal – a Democrat, of course – issued a tweet on Thursday in which she said “I hope Trump is assassinated!” She left the tweet up for several hours before finally deleting it after she had begun to receive calls for her resignation from Republicans and Democrats (shocking, I know, that there are still a few Democrats alive who will actually condemn overt calls to assassinate a president) alike.
- Or perhaps she decided to delete the tweet after she got her call from the Secret Service, which confirmed to media outlets that it is investigating the threat.
- Ms. Nadal later issued a fake apology in which she took the juvenile position that she was sorry she got caught: “I posted something on my personal Facebook and I should not have done that, and for that I am sorry for that,” Chapelle-Nadal told St. Louis television station KMOV. “But I am not going to shy away from what caused that anger at all, I’m not going to shy away from that.” That’s right: the senator is such a rank dimwit that she doesn’t even know which social media site she is using to issue her hate speech at any given hour of the day.
- It should surprise no one that we now have radical leftwing Democrat elected officials joining the Kathy Griffins and Snoop Doggs of the world in overtly calling for the president’s assassination. After all, this is exactly what the fake news media, led by the open seditionists at CNN, have been dog-whistling to readers and viewers since last November. When you have a coordinated effort by the national Democrat Party and 95% of the national news media to de-humanize a sitting president in the eyes of the public for the express purpose of bringing down his presidency, that is a virtue-signal that killing him is ok. After all, if President Trump is no different than Hitler – an assertion we see made on CNN or MSNBC every day of the week – well, then, who wouldn’t kill Hitler?
- Make no mistake about it, that is the goal of this coordinated effort by the Democrats and their fake media agents. Senator Nadal proves the campaign is working.
- And speaking of the nitwits at CNN… – Just when you thought CNN could not become any more absurd, fake news host Wolf Blitzer suggested on live national (sort of) television on Thursday that the Muslim terrorist who killed 13 in Barcelona by driving his van down a tourist-filled street might be “a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia.” No really, he really said that – you just can’t make this stuff up.
- Seriously, do these people at CNN just read stuff off their teleprompter and never absorb any of what they actually say? How many times in the past two years has the world borne witness to incidents in which many innocent people have been killed by Muslim terrorists driving a van, a heavy truck or a passenger car into a crowd of tourists? More to the question at hand, how many days must Wolf Blitzer spend fake-reporting on such atrocities before he comes to understand that this a common strategy being employed by Muslim terrorists? Is he actually a sentient human being, or is Wolf Blitzer just a computer-generated hologram? I seriously wonder if CNN has a corporate rule that any applicant for an on-camera job must not possess an IQ above that of the average parkeet.
- Speaking of idiot on-air fake talent at CNN, Jake Tapper issued a series of tweets yesterday in which he recounted an incident last Saturday in Charlottesville in which a news reporter was violently assaulted by leftwing Antifa thugs. When dozens of his Twitter followers pointed out that Mr. Tapper had just proved President Trump was correct to point out and condemn the violence that had occurred among both factions of protesters, Tapper of course did not respond. Because, this is CNN, after all, and he might get fired if he acknowledged that truth.
Just another day in dog-whistling CNN America.
That is all.
Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- It is a sad truth of our current societal situation that those on the left wing of the political spectrum no longer possess the ability to argue political issues based on anything resembling facts or logic. I used to say that they no longer desire to do so, but it has become abundantly clear over the last decade that progressives simply no longer have the ability.
- The left abandoned any effort to really debate issues at the outset of the Bill Clinton presidency, as the Clintons brought their Saul Alinsky rules for radicals tactics to the White House. Those rules consist of a dozen tactics that focus away from working cooperatively with the opposition to reach reasonable compromises on issues, and focus instead on a mounting a constant drumbeat of demonization of the opposition. What was at first a conscious, intentional decision by those on the left to abandon facts and logic has, after 25 years, become a complete loss of the skill.
- Rule 12 reads “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” This is the tactic the Democrats and the fake news media have used against President Trump since Hillary Clinton and her campaign people invented the “Russia Collusion” fantasy play two days after last November’s election. That fantasy, and James Comey’s collusion with it, got them a Special Counel investigation, and will probably nab them a few victims like Paul Manafort for Robert Mueller and his team of Clinton/Obama shills to prosecute. That tactic initially conformed to Alinsky Rule #6, “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
- But it has now worn thin with the public, as the months and months of investigations turn up no real evidence that Donald Trump and his people colluded with the Russians in any way. As a result, it has run up onto the shoals of Alinsky Rule 7, “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” This is why the Democrat/fake media axis of disinformation had to move onto another tactic for freezing and polarizing the President.
- So, along came Charlottesville. We now know that the clown who organized the “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally there and got it permitted, Jason Kessler, is a leftist radical who was also an organizer of the George Soros-funded Occupy Wall Street movement. Probably not coincidentally, it also appears that he is a former producer at …wait for it…CNN! Given Kessler’s true identity, it is a safe bet that other leftwing radicals participated in that “Unite the Right” rally in order to create negative footage for CNN and other fake news outlets to air. Classic Alinsky tactics.
- To ensure maximum negative footage from Charlottesville, leftwingers funded by Soros arranged to bus in hundreds of Antifa and Black Lives Matter thugs to stage an un-permitted protest and turn the whole thing into a riot. We now know that the police were told to stand down by the city’s leftist radical mayor to ensure maximum carnage took place, and then reliable Clinton toady Terry McAuliffe, the governor of Virginia, gave a completely false and inflammatory speech once the damage was all done.
- At that point, it did not matter what President Trump said in the wake of the tragic event, he was going to be demonized by the Axis of Disinformation, because that is the final step in this strategy, in keeping with Alinsky Rule #12. His statement on Saturday was perfectly fine. Indeed, both former presidents with the last name of Bush issued almost exactly the same statement on Wednesday, and the media parroted it without negative comment.
- Thus, the tactic that had drug on for too long – Russia Collusion – now has been shifted to a new tactic the leftists love – Trump is a racist, with the fake news media lapdogs loyally executing Rule #8, “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”
- Make no mistake, this is the left’s playbook for as long as Donald Trump is President. There will be no logical debates. There will be no cooperation in congress, no compromise on Obamacare, tax reform, infrastucture or any other of the major issues. Indeed, so long as congressional Republicans continue their own responsive tactics of cowering in fear and making carefully-worded statements that conform to the left’s current narrative, this is how it will be from now on, because that cowardly response by the GOP only breeds confidence among the left.
- Real conservatives have a choice to make, and that choice amounts to surrender, or working to defeat the left without quarter and without compromise. Conservatives need to deploy their own set of tactics against the left designed to achieve victory. The tactics below are based on Alinsky Rule 1, “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”:
- Stop engaging them in debate – after all, they stopped engaging with you in any real way a quarter century ago;
- Work to regulate the hell out of social media monopolies like Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Make Silicon Valley pay for its collective decision to become a propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. Anti-trust rules exist for good reason – President Trump should work to become the reincarnation of Teddy Roosevelt;
- The Justice Department should bring RICO prosecutions against the Clintons and top officials at their pay-to-play family crime foundation. This classic mob-modeled racket is exactly why the RICO laws exist. Use them;
- Jeff Sessions should appoint a second special counsel to investigate Robert Mueller and his obvious conflicts, and his decision to hire only Democrat shills in his investigation, and a third special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email abuses, and Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch’s efforts to fix the 2016 FBI investigation;
- The President should appoint West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin to be Secretary of Energy, after moving Rick Perry over to be the Secretary of Homeland Security. That will allow WVA GOP Gov. Justice to appoint a Republican to take Manchin’s place, raising the GOP’s senate majority by one.
- The Republican senate majority should eliminate the filibuster rule entirely, eliminating the ability of the Democrat minority to roadblock progress. If Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the stomach for this battle, conservative senators should refuse to cooperate with leadership until McConnell steps down from the job.
- This could go on and on – there are tons of tactics at the disposal of real conservatives in this fight. The point is this: the Republican Party is the clear majority party in this country, and it is long past time that it started acting like it. Republicans have allowed themselves to be cowed and paralyzed by the left’s Alinsky tactics for a quarter of a century now, and we see them still trying to engage these radicals in constructive debates on issues.
- The Alinsky Democrats cannot be reasoned with, they can only be defeated. Albert Einstein famously said that “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.” There is no time like the present for conservatives to stop being insane.
Just another day in Saul Alinsky-dominated America.
That is all.