Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Today is Memorial Day and please, before you read this, take a minute to reflect on the men and women who have served and sacrificed to protect this great nation. It’s the very least the rest of us can do. Thanks.
Having grown up in the ’70s, this headline seems counter-intuitive, to say the least. – Headline seen this morning at BostonGlobe.com: “Forget protein shakes. The newest workout supplement? Marijuana.”
In other news, water is wet. – Lebron James is in the NBA finals again. Ho-hum. This will be Lebron’s 8th straight NBA finals, and his team – the first four were with the Miami Heat, the last 3 with his current Cleveland Cavaliers team – has won 3 of the previous 7. He’s about to be disappointed again, because the Houston Rockets are this year’s team of destiny in the NBA.
Looks like Michael Moore is gonna have to change his diet for awhile. – Some website called the Organic Prepper (I swear I don’t make this stuff up – that really is a thing.) is reporting this morning that Hormel has had to recall more than 228,000 pounds of Spam over fears it could contain metal fragments. Of course, if it did contain metal fragments, those would be the most nutritious part of the product, something the folks at Organic Prepper neglect to note.
Trump tweets, we should listen. – A couple of presidential tweets are worth mentioning this morning, because, as is so often the case, there is more behind them than necessarily meets the eye.
First, there was this:
Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself. I truly believe North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day. Kim Jong Un agrees with me on this. It will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2018
Think of where we were just four days ago, with liberals all over the country cheering the Crazy Little Fat Guy’s “victory” over Trump after the President had issued the letter “cancelling” the June 12 summit scheduled to be held in Singapore. That was just four days ago. Those of us who have taken the time to understand Trump knew that the letter was just a negotiating ploy designed to frighten Kim Jong Un back into a more conciliatory mode of behavior.
Look what’s happened since that letter was issued: Kim issues a very apologetic statement practically begging Trump not to cancel the summit, Kim holds a hastily-arranged meeting with South Korean Moon Jae-in on Saturday to discuss ways to revive the summit meeting, and the U.S. advance team arrives in Singapore to make preparations for the summit the very next day. This is the art of the deal in action, and the absurd part of it is that there is not a liberal in America who is willing or even capable of learning from this episode.
It’s important to note that none of this necessarily means the summit will actually be held on June 12. We could see the thing “blow up” once or twice more before that date, as Trump and Kim jockey for position, and liberal emotions will ebb and flow with those tides. Meanwhile, those who understand the Trump method will understand that ultimately, there will be a meeting, and a deal will be made.
Because, as Trump says in his book, “the best deals you can make are the ones you walk away from…and then get them with better terms.” This is not rocket science.
The second Sunday Trump tweet worth noting is this one:
Why didn’t President Obama do something about the so-called Russian Meddling when he was told about it by the FBI before the Election? Because he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win, and he didn’t want to upset the apple cart! He was in charge, not me, and did nothing.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2018
Several things to unpack here:
- The use of the term “so-called Russian Meddling”;
- The specific mention of ex-President Obama;
- The specific mention that Obama was “told about it by the FBI”;
- The note that “he” – Obama – “thought Crooked Hillary was going to win”.
The reference to “so-called Russian Meddling” and specific mention of Obama is an attempt to prepare the public to learn what Trump has most likely known since shortly after the 2016 election: That the Obama Administration had mounted a spying operation against his campaign on Obama’s personal order, and that the only “collusion” with anyone from Russia was mounted by Obama officials at the FBI and CIA, and the Clinton campaign. The only people trying to rig the 2016 election were American Democrats.
The mention that Obama was “told about it by the FBI” refers to the wealth of evidence now in the public domain that Obama was kept aware of the FBI’s anti-Trump operation every step of the way. And, of course, the note that Obama thought the Pantsuit Prince would win the election refers to the reality that all of this would have been swept under the rug had the election-rigging worked as planned.
Obama was in charge, as Trump notes, and did nothing for two reasons: 1) there was no “Russian Meddling” in the election serious enough to make any difference at all in the outcome, something Obama himself repeatedly said during the campaign, and 2) he was confident that nothing needed to be done because the Fainting Felon was bound to win. Once that happened, all of the spying, all of the illegal unmaskings, all of the FISA abuse, all of crimes committed during the Obama era would be safely swept under the rug and for all intents and purposes cease to exist, and the transforming of America into an outright fascist state based on the model we see being implemented today in England and Germany could proceed apace.
But Hillary lost.
Just another day in a funny thing happened on the way to Hillary’s coronation America.
That is all.
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