Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because the Campaign Never Ends)
WINNING Alert! – In a meeting with top House and Senate Republicans Tuesday night, Politico reports that President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three glorious words) made it clear he will not support a so-called “clean renewal” of the FISA act. That is, of course, a direct contradiction to the position assumed by the increasingly swampy-smelling Attorney General, William Barr.
From the Politico report:
“The president made it exceedingly clear he will not accept a clean re-authorization … without real reform,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), told reporters after the meeting. “He was told by the attorney general, we can massage around the edges and we can fix this through regulation, the president didn’t accept that, pushed back very vigorously and said ‘we’re not doing this.'”
Trump instead told the lawmakers: “You all work out a bipartisan deal and come back to me and I’ll sign it,” according to a source in the room.
This is exactly the posture the President – who was clearly targeted by corrupt Obama-era officials at DOJ and the FBI via abuse of this very law – should be assuming. The December Horowitz report made it crystal clear that the FISA statute has long been a tool for systematic abuse, and that the FISA courts themselves are unwilling to use their authority to police and punish officials who intentionally mislead them. The thought that worthless FBI Director Christopher Wray and AG Barr are going to contain things via internal reforms is truly laughable, and the President understands that.
Just another of a thousand of examples of this President actually doing the job he was elected to do.
Funny how this works. – Hey, have you noticed how the Democrats and their corrupt toadies in the news media have suddenly dropped their whole “let’s call the Coronavirus the Trumpvirus” narrative designed to weaponize a deadly virus for political gain over the last couple of days? I know, right?
Obviously, the initial polling data and focus group results came back, and they were not favorable to the Democrats on this latest in their never-ending hoaxes. So, suddenly, the very same people who were screaming just a few days ago that “it’s all the evil Orange Man’s fault!” are now on CNN or MSNBC calmly saying things like “it’s a public health issued that should not be politicized.” The execrable Debbie Dingel was on Fox Business saying exactly that to Maria Bartiromo this morning, in fact.
So, it’s just like when they pulled out the whole “Trump blackmailed Ukraine” canard during the impeachment hoax last October: They got bad polling data back three days later and dropped it like a hot coal. This is just how these demented people operate.
The more important point here, though, is why this particular hoax polled poorly for the Democrats and their media toadies: Because the President and his public health officials are doing an absolutely stellar job in dealing with this virus and containing its spread in the United States. Despite the media’s best efforts to create mass hysteria around the issue, that reality becomes increasingly obvious to the public every day.
The President’s early, decisive action to ban non-essential travel to and from China has proven to be crucial, and his putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of a multi-agency Coronavirus Task Force has worked to enhance public confidence. In addition to that reality, Democrats also now fear growing comparisons of the quick, effective response by the Trump Administration to the fact that the Obama Administration waited until more than 1,000 Americans had died of the H1N1 virus in 2009 before taking similar steps to combat it. Not a good look for The One His Own Self.
With the reality on the ground shifting beneath their latest false narrative, the Democrat/media propaganda complex had to shift the narrative. Thus, suddenly, the same people who were squealing to the rafters in an effort to create a mass public panic for purely political reasons are now calm, rational policymakers just trying to promote public health.
Another hoax come and gone, but don’t worry: Their next hoax is without doubt just around the corner.
That is all.
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