Open post

The Media Hype Surrounding Rob Porter is About Getting Rid of John Kelly

Hillary Clinton voters in action:  A Minnesota man named Edward LeRoy Wilson stole a car from a Wal Mart parking lot, but was arrested by police a few hours later after he called the owner from an auto repair shop to ask her why he couldn’t get the dang thing started again.  After being arrested, he told police officers that he knew stealing the car “wasn’t a good idea,” but did it anyway.    Holy cow.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein helped their favored Democrats and fake news media keep up the whole false “Trump is going to fire Robert Mueller and then that’ll be the beginning of the end for Trump” narrative over the weekend, by publishing an op/ed in the reliably fake Washington Post.  The Democrats and their fake news media agents have been pushing this false narrative since the day after Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel, in their never-ending efforts to create Trump-related scandals where none exist.  Having apparently run out of writers below the age of 80 who are still willing to write this nonsense, the WaPo pulled Woodward and Bernstein out of mothballs.  It’s just a matter of time until they play the Dan Rather card.

Donald Trump is not going to fire Robert Mueller – he has no reason to do so.  After 9 months on the job, Mueller has a big bag of nothing.  He is no real threat to this presidency.  Granted, he should have never been appointed, given that there was no underlying crime that is a requirement under the law for the appointment of a special counsel, and he and Rod Rosenstein both should be fired for this heinous waste of taxpayer funds.   That isn’t going to happen, and everyone knows it, but the Democrats and fake media believe they score political points against the President by perpetuating the myth.

They’re wrong in that assumption, too.  Recent polls now show clear majorities of Americans now believe the Obama FBI and intelligence agencies illegally spied on the Trump Campaign in spite of the fake media’s best efforts to cover that up.  The Democrats are clearly losing this PR war, and they are flailing about, trying to find some way to reverse the equation.

That’s what this whole Rob Porter fake scandal is about.  Last Thursday, I pointed out that the fake media was vastly over-playing a situation involving a fairly minor White House functionary being accused of domestic abuse as a means of avoiding doing any reporting on the steady drip, drip, drip of evidence implicating the Obama presidency in illegal spying activities.

But that’s not the only thing it’s about:  It’s also about getting Chief of Staff John Kelly.  Remember back to last August, when the fake news media broadly praised the appointment of General Kelly to become Chief of Staff.  There was broad optimism that he was just the guy to bring order to the perceived chaos within the White House staff, and that – and this is more important – he would be a a moderating influence on President Trump, a guy who would steer the President away from the policy choices the Democrats and fake news media hate, like border security and tax cuts.

Within a month, the fake media began to realize that, while their first hope was in fact taking place, that latter assumption was 180 degrees wrong.  On September 5, President Trump issued an executive order rescinding Barack Obama’s unconstitutional DACA order, and the fake news media’s hair was literally set on fire when General Kelly publicly endorsed the move.  Within days, rumors were spreading like wildfire all over Washington that Kelly hates the President, and that he would be resigning soon.  Obviously, that didn’t happen.  Fake journalists everywhere went into mourning:  Kelly isn’t influencing the President to shift his policies, Kelly is in fact on board with the Trump agenda!  Oh, the humanity!

We saw the same process in December, as the tax cuts were being enacted in congress.  Kelly makes public remarks endorsing the tax plan, and with hours rumors were flying that he hates the President again, and now this time he really will be resigning.  One story even claimed that Ivanka Trump was out scouting for candidates to replace Kelly, though why Ivanka would be tasked with that particular duty is anyone’s guess.  Why, “sources close to the White House” say it’s true!  Nope.

So now the Porter thing comes along, and the Democrats and fake journalists all see an opening to make up a bunch of false stories blaming it all on Kelly.  Pretty much every day since the story first broke, we’ve seen at least one new story based solely on unidentified “sources” claiming that the President is “furious” or “disappointed” with Kelly and is going to fire him.

That’s what all this hype is really all about:  Kelly is effective in his job, he is fully on-board with the Trump program, and he is a calming influence in the midst of high-stress situations.  Thus, the Democrats and fake news media identify him as a threat to their own agenda, and do everything they can to eliminate him.

It’s all very sleazy, even more than a little bit evil, but it’s who they are, and it’s what they do.

Just another day in fake news media America.

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever.  is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

Open post

How to Cope With Our Fake News Media-Created Alternative Universe

  • If the NFL were any more self-destructive we’d have to call it the DNC – the grand poobahs who run the NFL rejected an ad proposed for its Super Bowl game program by the military veterans group AMVETS because it was “too political.”  The ad simply urged fans to stand for the national anthem at the game, using the phrase #PleaseStand, which the NFL judged to be unacceptable.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.
  • Here’s some advice for you when reading the news in the coming weeks and months:  Don’t jump to any conclusions about the motivations of the various actors in the major Obama-era spying scandal and other stories we are seeing unfolding in Washington D.C.  It is getting easier over time to separate the good guys from the bad guys, but there are so many false reports out there and the steps that are being taken by the good guys are often so subtle that first impressions can be wrong.  So, best advice is to give yourselves a good 36-48 hours before drawing any conclusions, because these stories have a way of working themselves out to unexpected conclusions.
  • One good example of what I’m talking about:  For some reason, I follow @TheHill on Twitter.  The Hill used to be a respectable newspaper distributed mainly on Capitol Hill, but is now just another fake news outlet.  I follow the rag’s Twitter feed mainly for the comic effect.
  • Anyway, Friday evening, @TheHill tweeted a story alleging, based anonymous sources of course, that DeutscheBank was accusing Jared Kushner of money laundering, and Robert Mueller was investigating.  This was obviously a false story planted late on a Friday in the hopes it would linger all weekend and cause Kushner, and thus President Trump, reputational harm.  When I saw the tweet from @TheHill, I responded saying exactly that, and that the clowns that run that Twitter feed are a disgrace to their profession.  But they get that all the time, so…
  • Lo and behold, on Monday, DeutscheBank did indeed deny the story outright, and @TheHill meekly tweeted out the retraction.  This is just an example of the kind of fake stories that are ubiquitous in our fake news media today.  Some are planted by the DOJ/FBI cabal, some are planted by Mueller and his crew, some are planted by congressional Democrats like Adam Schiff, and some are even planted by the good guys.
  • Here’s an example of the latter:  On Sunday evening, a fake story circulated alleging that FBI Director Christopher Wray had threatened to resign when Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered him to fire his corrupt and compromised Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe.  This story immediately did not pass the smell test, given that it was yet again based only on anonymous sources, which is why I haven’t mentioned it in the last two Campaign Updates.  I figured I’d give it a good 48 hours to work itself out.  Guess what happened?
  • At mid-day on Tuesday, President Trump outright denied the fake story, and barely an hour later, the FBI announced that Chief of Staff James Rybicki was “resigning” to “seek other opportunities,” which is corporate speak for he’d been summarily fired.  What do you reckon happened there?  Here’s what seems likely:  Rybicki was the “anonymous source,” having been fed that story by one of the good guys within the FBI, maybe by Director Wray himself.
  • This same process has been used by the President and AG Sessions to identify a number of leakers and get rid of them over the last 6-8 months, and will be used many times more.  So be patient and don’t jump to conclusions – draining this swamp is going to take a long time.
  • Then there’s the story in Vanity Fair that claims the President and Chief of Staff John Kelly hate each other and President Trump has Ivanka Trump actively scouting for a replacement.  Yeah, don’t believe that one either until you see it happen.  Remember that everyone in the fake news media was claiming that Kelly was about to resign way back in September, after he’d been on the job for barely a month.
  • Every day is filled with stories in the fake news media that have literally zero basis in fact.  There are so many of them and they come and go so quickly that it becomes nearly impossible to fully absorb them all.  I told a friend the other day that we used to live in a 48 to 96 hour news cycle, a cycle in which major stories would dominate for 2 to 4 days before being shoved off the front page or the top of the hour by the next major story.
  • Today we live in about a 2 to 4 HOUR news cycle, and it keeps getting shorter.  Some days it feels like a 30 minute cycle, really.  So, best rule of thumb:  If you see a story that appears to be highly negative to the Trump Administration, wait a couple of days to see if it still has legs.  What you’re going to find out is that pretty much none of them do.
  • But hey, when you are living in fake news media-created alternative universe, that’s not an accident, and it’s really not surprising, is it?
Just another day in fake news media America.
That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever.  is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

Open post

2018 Will Be A Wild And Crazy Year In Donald Trump’s America

Here are The Campaign Update’s First Annual Random Predictions for 2018:

  • The crisis with North Korea will be resolved without a shot being fired – the only question is whether or not the Crazy Little Fat Guy survives the resolution.
  • Jim Acosta will suffer an on-air nervous breakdown – The behavior of CNN’s petulant White House correspondent became increasingly erratic and outrageous as 2017 progressed, and his obvious lobbying for a gig hosting his own show fell on deaf ears among the fake news channel’s management.  Things can only get worse for poor little Jimmy in 2018.
  • Joe and Mika will break up – Seriously, who could stand to be together with either one of them for more than a few years?  They’ll keep hosting their show together, but Mika is just bound to wake up some morning soon to the realization that she broke up two marriages to be with a guy who looks just like her Aunt Margaret.
  • The History Channel’s “Search for the Zodiac Killer” will, in its final episode, identify MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell as the famous mass murderer.  No really, I’m betting good money on this one.
  • The guys on Oak Island will finally find something truly significant – But we’ll have to wait through a 4-1/2 minute commercial break to find out what it is.
  • CNN’s ratings will drop below those for HGTV’s new show, “Flip or Flop Ypsilanti” –  Yeah, I know that show doesn’t exist, but given the proliferation of new “Flip or Flop” spinoffs during 2017, it seems inevitable that it will by the end of the first quarter of 2018.
  • The vaunted #MeToo movement will quietly grind to a whimpering halt – This is sad, but it is also inevitable, as America’s leftist establishment comes to realize that it’s mostly their own people getting caught up in it, which is not politically convenient.  Since the left politicizes literally everything, we can expect the climate of sexual abuse in Hollywood, the media and politics to be fully back to business as usual by mid-year.
  • The New England Patriots will win the Super Bowl, yet again – This is mainly because Eagles QB Carson Wentz went down to injury.  Had he remained healthy, the Eagles would have rolled to their first NFL Championship in the modern era.  As it is, the Patriots will easily dispatch the Vikings in Super Bowl whatever-roman-numeral-this-one-happens-to-be.
  • The Houston Astros will win the World Series, again – Hey, after waiting for more than half a century to win their first one, why not win one more over the same Los Angeles Dodgers?
  • White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who everyone in the fake news media assured us all back in August was miserable in his job and about to resign, will still be happily ensconced in his position a year from now.
  • Ditto Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who everyone in the fake news media has assured us repeatedly over the last six months was on the verge of resigning.  He actually likes his current job, and isn’t going anywhere.
  • The staff at the EPA will shrink by more than 1,000 during 2018 – if you thought the 700 or so who left during 2017 was a big deal, you should understand that it was only just the beginning.  This Administration is deadly serious about getting this heinously abusive agency under control.
  • The Justice Department’s IG Report will seem to be a disappointment when it is issued – As has been promised, the DOJ IG Report of its year-long investigation into potential wrong-doing among senior staff at DOJ and the FBI will be issued in late January/early February.  It will initially be perceived to be a disappointment to those who want to see justice truly done, but will actually become the catalyst for the eventual issuance of indictments against members of the anti-Trump cabal that has been working to overturn a duly-conducted U.S. election.
  • The Fake News Media will suddenly rediscover the “homeless” – Having failed miserably in its efforts to bring down a presidency with its myopic focus on the mythical “Russia Collusion”, the fake news media will go to the next page in its playbook and focus myopically on blaming President Trump for America’s “homeless” problem, which the fake news media studiously ignored throughout the 8 years of Obama.  It’s like clockwork.
  • Despite current polling data, the GOP will retain its majority in the U.S. House, and increase its majority in the Senate – Once those tax cuts kick in, those polling numbers are going to shift dramatically.  The 2018 mid-terms will not be a good time for the party of undending outrage, higher taxes, pussy hats, violent riots, Chelsea Handler and Nancy Pelosi.
  • President Trump will keep handing the fake news media exploding cigars – and the fake news media will keep lighting them up.  This is the safest prediction of all.

The Campaign Update wishes each and every one of you a very safe and Happy New Year!

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever.  is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

Open post

George W. Bush Comes Out Of Hiding And Shows Where His Real Loyalties Lie

Today’s Campaign Update 

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • God bless General John Kelly for doing what he did yesterday.  It was heart-wrenching watching him get up there and talk about the death of his own son, and an utter disgrace that he had to do it.  It was an act of supreme loyalty for him to go into that room filled with fake journalist snakes and defend his President.  General Kelly has spent his entire adult life in the valiant service of his country, and yesterday’s service should never be forgotten by anyone who loves America.
  • A Bush Finds His Voice – For eight long years, from January 20, 2009 through January 20, 2017, supporters of former President George W. Bush were saddened and frustrated as Mr. Bush sat idly by while his successor in office and his own supporters trashed Bush’s policies, his reputation and his personality on pretty much a daily basis.  For those eight long years, Mr. Bush appeared happy and very much unperturbed as his successor worked overtime to tear down this country’s institutions brick by brick, to foment racial divisions wherever possible, acted in an utterly lawless manner whenever it suited his desires and needs, and, as we are finding out this week, allowed his Secretary of State and Attorney General to literally sell the country’s national security interests to Russia.
  • Mr. Bush seemed to be footloose and fancy free as his successor sat fecklessly by and allowed ISIS  to grow and take over vast swaths of Iraq and Syria, as terrorist attacks in the U.S. and throughout Western Europe multiplied in almost a geometric progression, as North Korea marched steadily towards possessing an intercontinental nuclear capability.
  • During all that time and through all that corruption and destruction of American society, Mr. Bush sat at his Crawford, Texas ranch like a deaf mute, rarely seen in public other than at events at his presidential library on the SMU campus, or other events at which he was paling around with his “Brother from another Mother”, Bill Clinton.  Nothing, no insult, no being blamed by his successor for his own failures, no corruption of government or society by said successor could break Mr. Bush out of his self-imposed silence.
  • It is only this week that Mr. Bush has suddenly found his voice.  As a duly-elected President of his own political party is going about systematically deconstructing the legacy of Mr. Bush’s successor, trying to resolve the crises with Iran and North Korea that both Mr. Bush and his successor punted down the road, dealing with major natural disasters in three states and Puerto Rico, and under a daily withering assault by our fake national news media, Mr. Bush chose this moment to come out of hiding and make a speech criticizing another president.  Unfortunately, and to his undying disgrace, Mr. Bush chose to criticize not his successor and all the damage he perpetrated on our country, but the current President, Donald Trump.
  • In making that speech yesterday, conveniently timed to distract attention from the exploding Russian Uranium/bribery scandal that took place in the first two years of the Obama Administration, the former President removed all doubt about where his real loyalties lie.  Mr. Bush is a Bush after all, and his loyalties are with the establishment, the ruling elite, the globalists who insist we place international interests above the interests of American citizens, and the DC Swamp creatures who continue to work to ensure such outcomes.  He’s just another Bush, like his Dad, like Jeb! and all the other Bushes who are creatures of the ruling elite.  His outlook and philosophy differ from those of the Clintons and the Obamas only by small degrees.
  • By labeling President Trump’s voters as bigots and nativists, Mr. Bush showed an elite’s disdain for the very same voters who got him elected in 2000 and 2004.  By laying off the blame for our current social strife entirely on President Trump, Mr. Bush demonstrated support for the very leftists who are truly responsible for it all. By refusing to condemn the Democrat-invented “resistance”, Mr. Bush showed his preference for the true fascists among us.
  • I’ll never regret supporting George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, because he was definitely the lesser of two evils in those elections.  But Thursday’s disgracefully timed and delivered speech removed any remaining doubt that he was in fact an evil, and that made it a sad day indeed.

Just another day in betrayed Bush voters America.

That is all.

Open post

Sebastian Gorka is Gone, But the Trump Agenda Rolls Along

Today’s Campaign Update 

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Deputy National Security Advisor Sebastian Gorka resigned late Friday, leaving behind a plaintive, drama-filled letter of resignation.  The letter is fairly long, but this passage neatly encapsulates its sentiments: “[G]iven recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant within the White House.  As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.” So, Dr. Gorka is the latest of the original set of Trump advisors to be forced out of the White House by Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.  But don’t worry about the good doctor:  in its own report on the resignation, Breitbart notes that it is currently negotiating a deal to bring him on staff as a commentator.  He won’t be going hungry anytime soon.
  • Don’t get me wrong here – I like Dr. Gorka and have always found him to be an astute analyst of the problem of Islamic terrorism.  As such, I’d much rather have him in the White House than outside of it.  But President Trump has made his choices for who his senior advisors will be, and has clearly gone with the Generals.  These generals serve at the pleasure of the President, so if Mr. Trump were unhappy with the many staff changes that have taken place since General Kelly assumed his new position, he’d have full power to stop them.  That that hasn’t happened tells us all we need to know.
  • Mr. Gorka’s letter also contains the following ominous sentence:  “The fact that those who drafted and approved the speech [on the situation in Afghanistan] removed any mention of Radical Islam or radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost.”  This is nonsense, a sentence Mr. Gorka no doubt drafted in a fit of pique.  The fact that the speech did not include the utterance of either of those phrases does not at all mean that the President has lost focus on eradicating ISIS, Al Qaeda and the Taliban, or on punishing nations like Pakistan that harbor those and other Islamic terrorist groups.  The U.S. military campaign to eradicate ISIS continues to produce excellent results, and the President, in his speech, gave his generals explicit authority to step up the campaign on Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
  • Indeed, despite the exit in recent weeks of several “Trump loyalists” (as the fake media describes them) during August, there is no noticeable corresponding let-up in the Trump agenda.  This week we have seen the President pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, reversing a kangaroo court ruling by an outlaw left wing judge; threaten to shut down the government if he doesn’t get funding for the border wall; order General James Mattis to indefinitely suspend recruitment of trans-genders into the military forces; and prepare paperwork necessary to end DACA, yet another Obama-era open borders program.
  • Those are just the high-profile items that the fake news media has made a big deal of.  There continue to be dozens of administration initiatives taking place under the radar to reorganize inefficient bureaucracies, rescind or rewrite horrible Obama-era regulations – like EPA’s heinous “Waters of the U.S.” power grab – and fire or isolate disloyal apparatchiks at various agencies.
  • This has been the story of the Trump Administration for seven months now:  While the fake news media focuses on sensational stories like Russia Collusion, Charlottesville riots and Civil War statue removals, the Administration’s senior leadership continues to execute revolutionary changes in the way the government functions while flying underneath the media radar.
  • So don’t worry about Sebastian Gorka.  He’ll be just fine.  Like Steve Bannon, he may well be a more effective advocate for Trump policies at Breitbart than from within the White House, as his own letter states.  Meanwhile, the Trump agenda continues to move forward.  Hey, maybe these generals are “Trump loyalists”, too.  Just a thought.

Just another day in White House revolving door America.

That is all.

 

Open post

John McCain’s Right Mind Has Always Been Wrong

Today’s Campaign Update 

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • The Democrat Party left him. – West Virginia Governor Big Jim Justice announced yesterday that he will be changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.  This move is most likely motivated by simple political survival instincts, as Donald Trump won the state in 2016 by an enormous margin over Hillary Clinton.  Justice’s shift means that the GOP now controls 34 of the 50 governor’s offices in the country, and controls both the governorship and legislatures in 26 of 50 states.  This is the legacy of the abuses of the Obama years.  Thanks, Barack!
  • Et tu, Joe? – One can only wonder how much longer it will take WVA’s Senator Joe Manchin to make a similar political calculation.  Manchin is without doubt the most moderate Democrat in the senate today, and would likely vote with the Republicans well over half the time were he left to his own devices and not often held hostage to hardcore partisan politics.  He’d better think fast, since he’s up for re-election next year in what has become one of the reddest red states in the country since his last election bid in 2012, thanks mainly to public reaction against Barack Obama’s aggressive efforts to kill the state’s coal industry.
  • Are we past the Senatorial trading deadline? – Speaking of party switchers, nominally Republican Sen. From the News Media John McCain told the Arizona Republic on Thursday that he is in talks with one party’s senate leader about reviving the whole Gang of 8 Immigration “Reform” (i.e. open borders and amnesty) plan!  Of course, that party leader is Chuck Schumer, not Mitch McConnell.  Hey, here’s an idea, how about the Republicans just offer to trade John McCain for Joe Manchin, and call it even?  At least then, both men would be inhabiting their natural environments.
  • McCain logic 101. – Oh, but the Senator From the News Media wasn’t done.  He also has decided that the whole 16 year ongoing fiasco in Afghanistan is all the fault of …wait for it…DONALD TRUMP!  Yes, Senator, because everything was always great in Afghanistan for the 15 years prior to January 20, right?  My goodness.
  • By the way, if you are sitting there thinking that McCain’s latest bits of mendacity might mean that he is not in his right mind due to his fight against a very aggressive form of brain cancer, think again.  This is McCain in his right mind – it’s just that his right mind has always been wrong.
  • Bloomberg is reporting that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster has concluded all by himself that Susan Rice is just a wonderful person whose national security top secret clearance needed to be renewed, and taken action to unilaterally renew it himself.  Isn’t that great?  Just further proof that some folks just need firing, and John Kelly needs to get busy.
  • They’re a determined bunch. – A year ago today, congressional Republicans were the single most hated segment of the Washington DC establishment.  They got lucky, though, as the Trump Campaign bailed them out of what otherwise would have been a major defeat at the polls.  But they have squandered that good fortune, and are now, a year later, right back into the same situation, thanks in large part to their refusal to move on the major elements of the Trump agenda.  In its latest poll released yesterday, Quinnipiac places congressional public approval at a record low 10%, down from 18% in March.  It wasn’t easy to squander such a golden opportunity, but it is impossible to overestimate the ability of a bunch of Republicans to screw up a good thing.  Great work, guys and gals!
  • Oh, yeah, and Special Swamp Creature Robert Mueller leaked that he has convened a grand jury so he can start issuing subpoenas now.  The Swamp is intent on taking this President down, and perfectly willing to take the country down with him if need be.  Don’t kid yourselves otherwise.

Just another day feckless Republicans America.

That is all.

 

Scroll to top
%d bloggers like this: