Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
When I saw this headline, I assumed it had to be about Peter Strzok. – Man arrested for contacting ex-girlfriend 200 times per day.
Let me guess – because you’re an idiot and an awful mother? – A British fake journalist named Rebecca Schiller wrote a piece for the UK Guardian titled “Why I took my 8 year-old daughter on an anti-Trump protest.” Good grief.
Tired of all this Winning yet? – A few minutes ago, the President tweeted the following:
“A lot of Democrats wished they voted for the Tax Cuts because the economy is booming – we could have 4% growth now and the Fed said yesterday that unemployment could drop again.” @foxandfriends @kilmeade
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2018
Four percent economic growth. Four percent unemployment. ISIS is about 98 percent dead. The price of gasoline is going down because the President leaned on the Saudis to put more crude oil on the open market. The Crazy Little Fat Guy in North Korea has been neutralized. The U.S. is now back on a path towards a productive relationship with Russia. The Supreme Court will soon have a working majority that will consistently respect the U.S. Constitution for the first time in two generations.
All this and so much more has been achieved in just 20 months, and it is driving the Democrat/fake news media axis of propaganda utterly mad.
Profiles in how not to do public relations, courtesy of MGM Resorts. – The families of the victims of last October’s Las Vegas massacre have a real reason to be outraged, as they were all sued on Monday by the raving morons who run MGM Resorts, which of course owns the Mandalay Bay Casino Resort from which the Vegas gunman killed or wounded more than 500 people. I swear I don’t make this stuff up:
“The company, which owns Mandalay Bay and the Route 91 Harvest festival venue, argues that it cannot be held liable for Oct. 1 deaths, injuries or other damages, adding that any claims against MGM parties “must be dismissed,” according to complaints filed Friday in Nevada and California.”
Mind you, this is the same Mandalay Bay whose miserably incompetent security allowed the shooter to spirit something like 20 huge suitcases filled with guns and ammo up to his room over a period of several days using the freaking freight elevator, for crying out loud. For this company to now claim that it has no liability in this mass shooting is just despicable, and so unbelievably stupid from a PR aspect that I honestly hope they get put out of business for it. A pox on all their houses.
Oh, and here’s another tweet that President Trump just posted that’s worth mentioning:
Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia. They would rather go to war than see this. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2018
This tweet is worth mentioning because it’s absolutely true, pointing to a reality that constitutes one of the most frightening aspects of our current political dynamic in Washington. It’s not just that the President’s opponents oppose his outreach to Putin and Russia in a quest for political advantage – it’s far more than that.
For two years now I’ve been periodically writing about the obvious desire among the Democrat Party, most of the major news media and the warmonger faction among the Republicans in congress to actively seek a shooting war with Russia. It is hard to grasp what the motivation behind this desire actually is, but there is no question have been viscerally opposed to any effort by President Trump to establish a more productive working relationship with the world’s only other major nuclear superpower.
This attitude and rhetorical dynamic came into focus when it became obvious that Donald Trump would be the GOP presidential nominee. Given that Trump was the only candidate advocating for better relations with Russia, and that Putin was at the time still interfering in the affairs of the Ukraine, it would have made sense for the Pantsuit Princess and her amen chorus in the fake news media to develop counter talking points to that position.
But that’s not what happened. What happened instead was the creation of an unending and steadily escalating drumbeat of rank hostility towards Russia from the same quarters of the Washington DC establishment that had just a few years before applauded the Coughing Crook for her juvenile “Reset Button” outreach to Putin and Russia.
This hostile clamor against any positive outreach towards Putin and Russia has now grown into claims of “treason” hurled at the President of the United States from noted Obama-era bad actors like John Brennan, James Clapper, Jim Comey and the Fainting Felon herself. The leftwing rag Politico even published a piece on Monday openly advocating for the U.S. to declare war on Russia. Breathtaking.
Hey, wait a minute: Think about what other Russia-related events those people all have in common:
- The “hacking” of the DNC servers, which the DNC (then run by the Clinton Campaign) refused to allow the FBI to properly investigate, prompting then-FBI Director James Comey to shrug his shoulders and say, “oh, ok.”; and
- The Uranium One transaction, in which 20% of U.S. uranium reserves were sold to a Putin front Russian company in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars flowing into the Clinton Foundation;
We now know that the Uranium One transaction was signed off on by much of the senior leadership of the Obama Administration at the time. And of course, we know that the Clinton/Obama amen chorus in our fake news media ignored and even helped to facilitate the transaction with justifying coverage of it over the last 7 years.
Putin knows exactly what happened in both of those cases – is it any wonder, then, that all of these people would be horrified at the thought of President Trump holding a private meeting with Putin for 90 minutes in a neutral country? Can we doubt that these people would gladly go to outright war with Russia in order to avoid real accountability for their actions?
This is the only explanation I can come up with for the years-long, outright advocacy for going to war with a country that has not attacked the United States in any real way – Russia has been meddling in U.S. elections for 50 years, so please don’t bring up their meddling in 2016 – and which possesses a nuclear arsenal comparable to our own.
This is not just “Trump Derangement Syndrome”, though that does play a big part in it. More to the point, this is “Self-Preservation Syndrome” on the part of a pack of really bad people who have betrayed our country on such a grand scale that it is almost unimaginable. If these seem like really desperate people to you, well, that’s likely because they are really desperate people.
Just another day in the truth will ultimately come out America.
That is all.
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