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President Donald Trump – What Real Leadership Looks Like

  • Yesterday’s Campaign Update speculated that, since no details of Andrew McCabe’s Tuesday testimony before the House Intelligence Committee had leaked to CNN, that meant that either CA Democrat Adam “Bugeyes” Schiff had missed the hearing or McCabe’s testimony was not helpful at all of the Democrats.  Based on last night’s revelations on Fox News, it seems the latter was the case, as McCabe apparently gave testimony that was incomplete, misleading, and that conflicted previous testimony offered by himself and other witnesses.
  • That ain’t good, and Republican members of the committee came out of the hearing promising to issue a raft of subpoenas targeting Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Peter Strzok and anyone else they can think of who is facilitating the DOJ/FBI stonewalling of this and other congressional committees.  The subpoenas will likely go out next week, so they will make nice New Year’s gifts for all the Deep State thugs still ensconced in the Hoover Building.
  • While San Fran Nan was out declaring the Republican tax bill to be “cruel,” “greedy,” and accusing Republicans of “killing Tiny Tim” at Christmastime, senior management at companies like AT&T, Wells Fargo, Comcast and Boeing were announcing that they would award special Christmas bonuses to tens of thousands of employees now that their massive tax burdens will be reduced.  Of course, Pelosi and her fellow grasping Democrats do consider such bonuses to be cruel and greedy, since they mean that they don’t get to take that money from those workers and decide to redistribute it to people who are more likely to vote for Democrats.  So it all makes sense from a very perverted point of view.
  • The fake news media of course continued to play its never-ending role as the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party in its blatant lying about this bill.  A great example came on NBC’s Today Show, where fake host Savanna Guthrie, in questioning Speaker Paul Ryan about the GOP’s belief that the bill would create jobs and new business investment, asked him “are you living in a fantasy world?”  Mind you, this is a woman who has, for the last 20 years or so, helped perpetuate a Today Show fantasy world in which Matt Lauer was just a wonderful family man who wasn’t serially abusing women behind the locked door to his office.  Yeah, THAT Savanna Guthrie.
  • Shortly after Guthrie demonstrated her utter economic ignorance by asking that question, AT&T announced that, directly thanks to the passage of the tax bill, it was moving on a plan that would increase its investment in the U.S. economy by more than $1 billion in 2018 alone.
  • Meanwhile, President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three words) took a victory lap at the White House along with a large group of senators and representatives who played roles in getting the bill over the finish line.  And who could blame him?  The man has worked tirelessly to find a way to get to a win on what will be remembered as the big legislative achievement of his first year in office.
  • And make no mistake about this reality:  Donald Trump is the only one of the initial 17 candidates who sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 who could have gotten this bill done.  Why?  Because he is the only one of those 17 men who could not care less what the fake news media says or thinks about him.  Like Ronald Reagan in 1981, only a Republican President who doesn’t give a damn about his short-term personal popularity can get these very big pieces of legislation with long-lasting impacts through a congress filled with weak-kneed politicians who spend every waking hour living in fear of negative media coverage.
  • It is no accident that, of those 17 original GOP candidates, Donald Trump was the only one who was not a captive to a huge staff of professional talking-points monkeys and campaign advisers.  It is no accident that, when those 17 candidates were arrayed on a debate stage and started answering questions from biased moderators, Donald Trump’s answers stood out like a sore thumb.  Yes, those answers sometimes made even me cringe, but one thing was obvious about them:  While all the others were reciting memorized talking points that had been written by others, Donald Trump was telling America what he really believes.  This simple reality, more than all other factors combined, is why Donald Trump is President today.
  • That simple reality, that refusal to be held hostage to conventional wisdom or to buy into the long-held fantasies pushed out by the DC Swamp and its propaganda agents like Savannah Guthrie, is also why Donald Trump is without doubt the most effective – and most demonized – President in modern U.S. history, perhaps ever.  The grand scope and scale of what he has accomplished during his first year in office – The Campaign Update will go through all of this in great detail next week – is truly stunning.
  • In one short year, the disgraceful, anti-American legacy of Barack Obama has almost completely been wiped from the books.  Only a President who cares nothing about his short-term public approval ratings could have achieved what Trump has achieved.   This is leadership of a type we have never witnessed in the presidency.
  • Trump still has a long way to go to get the DC Swamp completely drained, but a better start in one short year is difficult to imagine.

Just another day in This is What Leadership Looks Like America.

That is all.

 

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Trump Delivers A Speech Ordinary Americans Have Waited 30 Years To Hear

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • In response to President Donald Trump’s (I never get tired of typing that) soaring speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Venezuelan Envoy Jorge Arreaza said “For a moment, we didn’t know if we were listening to President Reagan in 1982 or President Trump in 2017.”  Well, yes, that is exactly why Mr. Trump is President of the United States today.
  • Mr. Arreaza, of course, thought his statement was an insult to the current U.S. President, as did every fake reporter in the fake news media, many of whom were no doubt getting major cases of the vapors as they listened to the President’s speech.  CNN’s Jim Acosta publicly wet his diapers over the decision by President Trump to refer to North Korea’s dictator as “Rocket Man.”  ABC’s Terry Moran said the President’s statement that the U.S. may find it necessary to “destroy” North Korea borders on a war crime, apparently unaware that his hero Barack Obama had made the very same threat towards the Norks while he was occupying the White House.
  • Can it be a coincidence that America’s community of fake journalists, its population of liberal/progressive/socialist/communist voters and politicians, the snakes and skunks who infest the Deep State in Washington, and leaders of despotic regimes around the globe all had exactly the same reaction to a speech in which the President of the United States emphasized he plans to put the interests of the American people above the interests of the globalist community?  Well, no, it’s no coincidence at all, is it?
  • Meanwhile, the normal people of America – the people who inhabit the 95% of the country outside of New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco – have been waiting 30 years to hear an American President deliver exactly this speech, a speech before the international globalist community that firmly places their safety, their security, their families, and their prosperity as the President’s number one priority in his job.  These Americans have spent the last three decades literally longing to hear such a speech from George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or Barack Hussein Obama, and have come away uniformly disappointed at every turn.  Normal Americans were especially hopeful for a President who puts their interests first after the unending, eight year-long apology tour by Barack Hussein.
  • So Mr. Arreaza was right, if unwittingly so, to say that at times it was hard to know if we were hearing a speech from Donald Trump or Ronald Reagan, because the last time Americans heard such a speech escape the lips from their national leader, it came from Mr. Reagan.
  • The last time Americans heard such a speech from one of their Presidents, it was June 12, 1987.  Ronald Reagan, speaking to an audience of international leaders from a podium placed in front of the Berlin Wall, said “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
  • Two years later, that wall came down, and the Soviet Union collapsed.  These were lines that Mr. Reagan’s squeamish advisors had repeatedly removed from his speech for fear of offending the “international community”, only to have the President himself re-insert the passage to their great frustration.  That’s courage, that’s vision, that is presidential leadership.
  • No doubt we will find out in coming days that several lines spoken by President Trump in Tuesday’s speech were placed there against the will of his own squeamish advisors, some of whom are globalists who live in fear of offending the Maduros and Merkels of the world.  It’s a safe bet that much of the President’s strong rhetoric aimed at the despotic dictators of North Korea, Iran and Venezuela were spoken over and above the disapproval of H.R. McMaster and John Kelly.  It is similarly safe to bet that much of the President’s stern language scolding of the U.N. itself over its wastefulness and ineffectiveness were delivered over the objections of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.  That’s courage, that’s vision, that is presidential leadership.
  • So Mr. Arreaza had it right:  For 40 minutes on Tuesday, we had an American President delivering a speech to the international community that could easily have been delivered by the Great Ronald Wilson Reagan.  The time and place were different, the accent and cadence of the two speakers are different, but the courage, leadership and rhetoric on display were completely indistinguishable.
  • In the end, this key early passage set the tone for President Trump’s entire speech:  “In America, the people govern, the people rule, and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people where it belongs.”
  • Those are two sentences Ronald Reagan would have been happy to deliver as well, and those two sentences explain why this is a speech normal Americans loved, and the globalists detest.  God Bless Donald Trump for having the courage necessary to be mistaken for Ronald Reagan.  It’s been 30 long years since anyone had that to say about an American president.

Just another day in Donald Trump’s America.

That is all.

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I’m Much Too Young To Feel This Damn Old

Here are some things I’m old enough to remember:

  • I’m old enough to remember when, three weeks ago, the Democrats plagiarized PapaJohn’s Pizza with a new slogan promising they were going to focus on “Better Jobs, Better Wages”, instead of dividing America.

  • I’m old enough to remember 7 days ago when Senator From The News Media John McCain lambasted President Trump for his aggressive posture towards the Crazy Little Fat Guy in North Korea, saying it wouldn’t work.
  • I’m old enough to remember all the way back to January, when Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signor declared his city to be the “Capital of the ‘Resistance’ “.
  • I’m old enough to remember when it was the communists in the Soviet Union and radical muslims in Afghanistan who were going about toppling statues and trying to erase history, rather than the Democrats here in the U.S.
  • I’m old enough to remember when the global temperature records kept by NOAA hadn’t been falsified for political purposes.
  • I’m old enough to remember when radicals on the Berkeley campus were peacefully demonstrating in favor of free speech, not violently rioting to restrict it.
  • I’m old enough to remember when senators of both parties rallied around the president of the United States whenever some nutjob dictator threatened to bomb our homeland, and when those who didn’t do so were criticized rather than praised by the news media.
  • Speaking of the news media, I’m old enough to remember when it was only partially fake.
  • I’m old enough to remember when Barack Obama said “We can’t drill our way to lower gasoline prices.”  Oops.
  • I’m old enough to remember when The National Review was a conservative journal, and The Weekly Standard wasn’t edited by Hillary Clinton shills like Stephen Hayes and Bill Kristol.

  • I’m old enough to remember when the panels on Fox News’s “Special Report” were balanced, unlike the utter disgrace they aired Monday evening.
  • I’m old enough to remember when the Republican Party actually stood for something.

  • Hell, I’m so old I remember 1995, when the GOP had real leadership in both houses of congress.
  • I’m old enough to remember when Hollywood turned out watchable movies – you know, the kind with plots and acting and stuff like that.
  • I’m old enough to remember when I wasn’t a fanatic about Dallas Cowboys Football.  Ok, that’s a lie – I’ve always been a fanatic about Dallas Cowboys Football.
  • I’m old enough to remember when Nancy Pelosi wasn’t a doddering, babbling fool.  Ok, that’s a lie, too.
  • I’m old enough to remember when Maxine Waters lived in her own congressional district.
  • I’m old enough to remember when the Federal Bureau of Investigation was a functioning, respected law enforcement agency, i.e., the pre-James Comey years.
  • I’m old enough to remember when Obamacare didn’t exist and most Americans really did have affordable healthcare insurance.
  • I’m old enough to remember those seven years when every Republican in Washington (except for Sen. Susan Collins, who is really a Democrat) promised they were going to repeal Obamacare.
  • I’m old enough to remember when we all thought John McCain was a genuine American hero.  No really, virtually all of us did.  Silly us.
  • Finally, I’m old enough to remember when both major political parties respected the constitution, the American flag, and the national anthem.  Sadly, the Democrats no longer respect any of those things, and it’s hard to be sure whether many Republicans do anymore.

I’m much too young to feel this damn old.

 

That is all.

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The Times Slimes Trump Jr., But No Real Scandal Here

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Coverage of politics by the U.S. fake news media is filled with rank double standards, with Republicans always being held to a far higher standard of behavior than Democrats.  But none is ranker than the media double standard when it comes to dealings and entanglements with Russia.  The latest sliming of Donald Trump Jr. by the NYTimes and other fake news media outlets is just the latest in a long, long line of examples of the media’s literal insanity when it comes to matters involving Russia.
  • First, let’s look at what Mr. Trump Jr. is alleged to have done.  As of this morning, he is alleged by the NYTimes – on the word of “three people with knowledge of the situation”, what ever the hell that means – to have received an unsolicited email last June from some guy named Rob Goldstone, who had no official involvement with the Trump campaign.  In that email, Mr. Goldstone is alleged by the NYTimes to have encouraged Trump Jr. to meet with a woman – who had no position with the Russian government – who claimed that she had damaging information about the Hillary Clinton campaign, including information indicating that the Russian government was funding that campaign and the Democratic National Committee.  (Mr. Goldstone, by the way, denies making any such statement in his email.  But nevermind that, the Times is intent on making this into a scandal.)
  • Mr. Trump Jr. did take a meeting with this woman who, as it turned out, had no such information about the Russians, and instead really wanted to talk about an American law that prevents Americans from adopting Russian babies.  The meeting quickly broke up, and everyone went on their merry way – this, no one disputes. This, the NYTimes wants you all to believe is a major scandal.
  • Now, let’s look at what the NYTimes does not consider to be a scandal:  While serving as Secretary of State, Ms. Clinton brokered a deal that turned over roughly 20% of U.S. uranium reserves to a handful of Russian companies.  Shortly after that deal was finalized, those companies “contributed” millions of dollars to the Clinton Crime Family Foundation.  The NYTimes finds nothing suspicious about any of this at all.
  • Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta has made millions of dollars from investments and sitting on boards of various Russian companies, and in fact maintained significant Russian investments while managing the Clinton campaign.  The NYTimes finds no issue with any of that.
  • During the 2012 presidential campaign, then-President Barack Hussein Obama was caught on an open mic whispering to Russian Foreign Minister Dmitry Medvedev “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him (Vladimir Putin) to give me space.  This is my last election.  After my election, I have more flexibility.”  Despite the clear message being sent here – that Obama felt the need to act tough towards Russia during the campaign, but would be more amenable once re-elected – the NYTimes saw nothing scandalous in this behavior.
  • Going back even further in time, to 1984, liberal hero Ted Kennedy flew to Moscow and literally begged the Russian government to intervene in the U.S. presidential election in a failed effort to prevent the re-election of Ronald Reagan.  No one at the NYTimes saw any issue with that at all, and Mr. Kennedy was able to serve in the U.S. Senate until the day he died.
  • Here’s reality:  During the campaign, representatives of both the Trump and the Clinton campaigns no doubt held dozens, if not hundreds of meetings with third parties claiming to have damaging information about the opposition.  This is an integral part of what every campaign refers to as “opposition research”, and these campaigns will take any real, true information they can get their hands on, regardless of the source.  There is nothing scandalous about anything we’ve learned about Trump Jr.’s meeting with this woman thus far, and damn sure nothing illegal about any of it.  Anyone who says otherwise is just a partisan hack, which of course, accurately describes everyone who works for the NYTimes.
  • In addition to that reality, given the many episodes in which stories published by the NYTimes about this presidency based on anonymous sources have been clearly demonstrated to be utterly false, there is a greater than 50/50 chance that this latest bit of journalistic malfeasance will ultimately have to be corrected or withdrawn.
  • But for the time being, this will be the story on which the entire fake news media obsesses as the Trump Administration continues to systematically erase the Obama policy legacy from the federal books.  Seems like a fair trade to me.

Just another day in fake news media America.

That is all.

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