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Pelosi Hands Trump a Golden Opportunity to be the Disrupter Again

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

By dis-inviting President Donald Trump from delivering the annual State of the Union address to a joint session of congress, Speaker San Fran Nan provides the President with a golden opportunity to do one of two great things for our nation:  Eliminate the State of the Union tradition entirely, or move it to America’s heartland, where it belongs, and deliver it to real Americans.

Contrary to all the bad information spread all over social media yesterday, no president is under any constitutional obligation to give this speech.  All the constitution requires of the president is that he or she “from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”

Right up until the despicable Woodrow Wilson decided to start making a speech in 1913 to congress to satisfy this obligation, American presidents had done it in writing. Somehow, the nation survived.

The truth is that this annual bit of Kabuki Theatre is a tremendous waste of time, nothing more than a tedious opportunity for a president to brag about successes that may or may not be real, for members of the opposition party to sit on their hands and scowl while he does so, and for mental midgets like former Illinois congressman Luis Guitierrez to get up and walk out. The entire exercise is incredibly tiresome and frankly not good in any way for the country.

President Trump would be doing the nation a huge favor by dispensing with this nonsense altogether. Just put the final version of the speech in the U.S. mail on January 29, addressed to Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and spend the rest of that day getting rid of more of the un-American legacy of Barack Hussein Obama. Productive work is always a good thing.

But if the President decides he must deliver a speech in order to take advantage of the opportunity to speak to the nation on national television unfiltered by the preening peacocks in the national fake news media, then why not take it out of the cesspool that is Washington, D.C., and move it to a place where real Americans live and work and breathe the flyover country air?

Take it to Pittsburgh, one of the great cities of America’s Rust Belt, which is experiencing a tremendous renaissance in recent years, and which led the way in delivering Pennsylvania’s electoral votes to Donald Trump in November, 2016. Rent the city’s largest arena and deliver the speech to 15,000 appreciative Pennsylvanians.

Or take it to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the state the Pantsuit Princess couldn’t be bothered to visit, or Detroit, Michigan, states that hadn’t voted for any GOP presidential candidate in this century, but that helped put Trump in the White House in 2016.

If you want to take it to the heart of the Heartland, there’s always St. Louis or Dallas, both great cities with big, secure airports and millions of real citizens who would rush for the chance to witness a formal presidential speech.

But if he really wants to make an impact, if he really wants to focus on the border security issue, take the speech to San Antonio or even the Rio Grande Valley, fill the arena with 15,000 Texans, and invite every mother and father and sister and brother who have lost loved ones to violent crimes committed by illegal aliens to occupy the seats closest to the stage.

Regardless of where the speech is held, invite every member of congress to attend as well, but ensure that they all must stand on-line with everyone else, enter the arena along with everyone else, and sit in random seats out among the real people, so that they can experience the speech as real Americans experience it, and maybe even have a conversation with a real American or two while they’re doing it.

Wouldn’t that be something?

Donald Trump is a natural disrupter – always has been, always will be. He doesn’t just ignore stuffy and stupid and non-productive traditions – like the annual White House Correspondents Dinner – he destroys them. It’s why he was elected to the presidency in the first place.

By sending him her incredibly dishonest and embarrassingly vapid letter, Speaker San Fran Nan has handed Mr. Trump a golden opportunity to play the disrupter again, and do it in a way that turns a tedious and tiresome Washington D.C. tradition into an event that involves and benefits real, ordinary Americans.

Of course, the most likely outcome here is that the President will, later today, simply inform the Speaker that her concerns about “security” issues are absurd, and that he will be at the House Chamber at 9:00 ET on January 29 to deliver the speech as she invited him to do on January 3, which by the way was already two weeks into this fake, partial government “shutdown.”

But wouldn’t it be wonderful, wouldn’t it be a fantastic thing if he did something else?

Yes, yes it would. Just do it, Mr. President, do it for the people.

That is all.

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Renewed Media Focus on Russia Means the Border Issue is Going Badly for the Democrats

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

You know they’re in trouble when they start recycling fake news stories. – The fake editors at the Wall Street Journal have become so desperate they now feel the need to recycle Trump outrage stories in their unending efforts to keep the Democrat rabble roused.

Over the weekend the Journal recycled the story from a year and a half ago that President Donald Trump did not allow note-takers in his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in mid-2017. This is not news – this is a story that the entirety of the fake news media obsessed about endlessly in the wake of that long-ago meeting.

The lack of note-takers in the meeting between the leaders of these two countries is also nothing unprecedented or even unusual, as the fake reporters and editors well know. Hell, Barack Obama and John Kerry held secret meetings with the Mullahs in Iran for almost two years with no one taking notes, then shipped $1.6 billion in hard currency to them in the back of a jet, and no one at the Journal said boo about it. Yet the Journal’s fake reporters make it seem as if this is something only Donald Trump would have ever imagine doing.

As Trump pointed out at the time, he didn’t want anyone else in the meeting because he didn’t want the details of the discussion leaking out to the media. At the time in question, the President was so plagued with leaks that he was unable to hold telephone conversations with foreign leaders without the details being leaked and appearing in the fake media an hour later. Portraying this as anything else is a conscious lie, and a disgrace to the Journal and to the dying journalistic profession, such as it exists in America today.

The Journal’s disgrace follows on the heels of other fake media reports in the last few days about Trump and Putin/Russia, as the media/Democrat axis of disinformation desperately attempts to shift public attention away from the whole border controversy, which was not playing well for the Democrats as they vacationed at taxpayer expense on the beaches of Puerto Rico over the weekend.

Here are a couple of other headlines we saw from fake news usual suspects in the past few days:

FBI Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of RussiaNew York Times

Trump has Concealed Details of his Face-to-Face Encounters With Putin From Senior Officials in AdministrationWashington Post

The Times’ reporters managed to write 1,500 words or so on their subject without ever mentioning the fact that the “inquiry” in question was ordered in early 2017 by then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe.  Gosh, wonder why?

Could it be that the fake journalists decided to leave that key fact out of their story because McCabe is himself a disgrace, a snake who was fired for his repeated efforts to mislead internal FBI investigators and currently finds himself the subject of criminal investigation? Yeah, it could be that. That’s where the smart money is, anyway.

Look, McCabe was clearly a central figure in the corrupt DOJ/FBI cabal that attempted to fix the 2016 election for Hillary Clinton, abusing the FISA process to illegally spy on the Trump Campaign and Transition Team. That Cabal did its best to frame the President into an obstruction of justice charge that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has, after 20 months of trying, been unable to substantiate. Of course, this despicable deep state skunk had an “inquiry” going against the duly-elected President of the United States – he had been working to try to bring the man down for a year by then.

The Post story is just sort of an extension of the Journal’s bit of news-fakery, 1,000 words about pretty much nothing other than a President plagued by leaks not knowing who he can trust, trying to keep everything he says off of the front page of the Washington Post. Of course he isn’t sharing every detail of his conversations with Putin or anyone else with some of his senior officials, especially with those who no doubt served as the anonymous “sources” for this very story.

These are all nothing-burger stories planted by agenda-driven “sources”, written by agenda-driven fake reporters and approved by agenda-driven editors for the sole purpose of creating a new narrative.

Think about the timing of them: They all came right at the time several hundred thousand federal workers were about to miss their first paycheck due to the ongoing partial government shutdown. The reliable fake-newsers at CNN dummied up a fake poll over the weekend (because of course they did) that purports to show most Americans blaming the President for the shutdown, but the issue is obviously not playing well for the Democrats.  Otherwise, we would not be seeing this frenzied rash of Russia-related fake news from the Democrats’ media support system.

The key to remember here is that the Democrats and their media agents are always pushing a narrative based on their polling and focus group data. The fact that they are back to pushing this fake Trump/Russia narrative at this particular point in time tells us that they are very concerned with how the whole border security issue is playing for them. If the issue were playing well for the Democrats, the media would be pushing that narrative 24 hours a day.

All of this is why, if you’ve been expecting President Trump to be the first to blink in the government shutdown standoff with San Fran Nan and Chuck Schumer, you should probably re-calibrate your thinking.

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Jim Acosta And Beto Beclown Themselves on the Border Issue

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The ball’s in your court, Alexandria. – Some of you may have seen the tweet issued a couple of weeks ago by socialist dimwit Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in which she said something I actually agree with for the first time:

“Next time we have a gov shutdown, Congressional salaries should be furloughed as well.  It’s completely unacceptable that members of Congress can force a government shutdown on partisan lines & then have Congressional salaries exempt from that decision.  Have some integrity.”

Well, golly, our intrepid Millennial heroine is getting her chance to follow through on her stated belief today, which is pay day for federal workers, and members of congress, too. As Fox News reported two days ago, fully 13 of her freshmen colleagues had already notified the payroll office that they would forego their pay so long as the partial shutdown continues.

GOP freshman Dan Crenshaw from Texas made it 14 with his own tweet yesterday:

But AOC? Well, she has remained oddly silent on the matter.  Turns out that, being the good socialist she is, the stuff that comes out of her mouth applies to other people – the little people, the people out here in flyover country – but not to her.  This whole congress thing is turning out to be a little harder than she thought it was going to be.  Go figure.

Speaking of leftist dimwit heroes… – Even though he no longer holds a political office of any kind, Texas senate race loser Irish Bob O’Rourke is making sure we don’t forget about him as he prepares to announce his inevitable run for the Democrat Party’s 2020 presidential nomination. He’s accomplishing that goal by streaming himself live doing all sorts of things onto his Instagram page, which is followed by thousands of teenage girls, the entire editorial staff of the New York Times and that little bald fat guy who hosts a show on CNN.

Here’s Irish Bob in the kitchen pretending to cook.  Here’s Irish Bob growing a scraggly beard in obvious imitation of Ted Cruz. Here’s Irish Bob putting others in danger as he videos himself while driving a car. Here’s Irish Bob drinking a beer and cussing.

It’s all a frenzied effort by a twitchy guy married to a billionaire to pretend to be just like all you little people, and you can bet it’s working just great, because Democrats do love a good fraud as demonstrated by every guy they’ve nominated for president since Walter Mondale, who broke them of nominating genuine people by losing 49 states to Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Anyway, Irish Bob might have taken the ruse just a tad too far on Thursday, when he live-streamed himself talking about the border security crisis while having his teeth cleaned.  That’s right – I swear I don’t make this stuff up. Nothing says ‘presidential material’ to a Democrat voter like showing the inside of your mouth while a dental assistant scrapes the plaque off of your molars.

Ben Jacobs, a political reporter for The Guardian, had the best reaction when he tweeted, “God, I hope Beto doesn’t need a colonoscopy anytime soon.”

Speaking of presidential material… – Former San Antonio Mayor and Obama Administration HUD Secretary Julian Castro is set to announce his own candidacy for the Democrat nomination in his home city on Saturday. Castro’s probably too genuine a person and has too many actual accomplishments on his resume’ to actually win the Democrat nomination, but if he runs a credible race he could make a strong vice presidential pick for a Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, who would need some youth and minority creds to balance a ticket.

And since we’re talking about Texas here… – President Donald Trump flew to the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday as he continues to make the case that the border crisis is real and justifies a presidential emergency declaration if congress refuses to deal with the issue even now that some federal employees are going to miss a paycheck for the first time. He held a couple of events with Texas officials and Border Patrol officers and said all the right things.

But the real entertainment – and strongest proof that border walls that are already in place do work – came from the most unlikely source imaginable.

Increasingly pathetic CNN fake reporter Jim Acosta, obviously frustrated that he is no longer called upon at presidential press availabilities, decided to strike out on his own to stage scenes that he believed would debunk the Trump Administration’s crisis claims. The results were predictably hilarious.

Here’s the first tweet Acosta sent out at mid-afternoon:

So, what does that tell us?  Doesn’t the lack of any activity whatsoever where the wall is already in place actually support the case that the wall is working?  Why yes, of course it does.

Unsurprisingly, Acosta’s idiotic quest produced all manner of funny comebacks – here’s one from Ben Shapiro:

Here’s another – read the logo on the hat closely:

Oof.

Acosta’s basically the biggest fraud working on television today, and an utter dolt to boot.

Hey, he’d make a great candidate for the Democrat presidential nomination!

 

That is all.

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The Fake Media Disgraces Itself In The Wake Of The President’s Speech

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Your fake news media in action!  – President Trump gave a 9 minute speech on the need for ramped-up border security Tuesday night, and in response, the Associated Press disgraced itself with a “report” on the speech that is so biased that it reads like the work of a 14 year-old writing for the local jr. high newspaper.

The AP report’s very first sentence claims that the President’s speech “was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric but offered little in the way of concessions or new ideas”. The word “dark” has long been one of the fake media/Democrat coalition’s favorite words to describe any proposal or language coming from any GOP president going all the way back to Ronald Reagan. It obviously polls well for them.

The third paragraph of the AP piece dutifully recites the Democrats’ top-line talking point, accusing the President of “appealing to ‘fear, not facts’ and manufacturing a border crisis for political gain.” The AP makes no attempt to analyze the accuracy – or lack thereof – of those accusations by Democrats.  Because of course it doesn’t.

The fifth paragraph is an ode to the Democrat talking points on the partial government “shutdown” which really isn’t a shutdown at all, stating that Mr. Trump “addressed the nation as the shutdown stretched through its third week, with hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without pay and some congressional Republicans growing increasingly jittery about the spreading impact of the impasse.”

Fact:  No federal employee has at this point missed a paycheck due to this “shutdown.”  Not one.

Paragraph #7 accuses the President’s re-election campaign of raising money related to the border crisis, as if that is something unusual.  Politicians of both parties regularly use major public events and crises as events to send out fundraising letters.  It happens all the time, and is hardly a newsworthy event.  The AP would have never dreamed of mentioning this during the Obama years.

Paragraphs #9, #10 and #11 recite more Democrat talking points. You can read them for yourself.

Paragraph #12 is a doozy:  “In his dire address, Trump ticked off a string of statistics and claims to make his case that there is a crisis at the border, but a number of his statements were misleading, such as saying the new trade deal with Mexico would pay for the wall, or suggesting through gruesome examples that immigrants are more likely to commit crime.”

Note the use of the word “dire”, an editorial comment that has no place in a “news” report.  Then there’s the claim that the President was “misleading” in accurately stating that the new trade deal with Mexico will in fact pay for the wall, which it will do many times over in the coming years.  That trade agreement is far more favorable to the U.S. than NAFTA, and will have a significant stimulative impact on the U.S. economy.  The AP is lying here, plain and simple.

That final passage, “suggesting through gruesome examples that immigrants are more likely to commit crime” is yet another AP lie.  An outright, intentional misleading of its audience.  First, the President NEVER claims that “immigrants” are “more likely to commit crime.”  Never.  Not one time.

President Trump does, however, claim that ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS are more likely to commit crime in the U.S., which is unarguably true, and which Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton have also correctly pointed out during their careers. The AP is fully aware of this unarguable FACT, but of course omits it from its fake reporting.

Paragraph #13 is another doozy of fake-newsery.  First sentence:  “Trump, who has long railed against illegal immigration at the border, has recently seized on humanitarian concerns to argue there is a broader crisis that can only be solved with a wall.” In fact, candidate Donald Trump “seized” on humanitarian concerns over the border crisis throughout his 2015 and 2016 presidential campaign.  Time after time after time, in dozens of campaign rallies all across the country.

Somehow, the AP missed it.  Go figure.

Second sentence: “But critics say the security risks are overblown and the administration is at least partly to blame for the humanitarian situation.” “Critics” = Democrats. More talking points, which the AP makes no attempt to analyze in the editorial fashion it reserves for Republicans.

Paragraph #14 accuses the President of using “emotional language” to describe horrific murders and rapes committed in recent years by illegal immigrants, crimes the AP has done its best to studiously ignore, like the recent murder of a California law enforcement officer by an illegal immigrant who had been given sancutary by the Democrat Party’s policies in that state.

Paragraph #15 repeats the outright deception about “immigrants” being less likely to commit crimes, leaving out the word “illegal”, which the AP knows is the true focus of the President’s concerns.

In between those last two paragraphs is a chart that shows the yearly apprehensions along our Southwest border.  This chart was published in early 2018 by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.  It shows that border apprehensions fell dramatically during President Trump’s first year in office, as potential immigrants became discouraged at the loss of the Obama Administration’s welcoming hand. The AP dishonestly presents this as some sort of proof that there is no crisis at our border.

What the AP report studiously ignores is the well-documented reality that border apprehensions rose dramatically during 2018, as leftist groups in the U.S. ramped up their efforts to organize caravans of immigrants to assault the border. Indeed, apprehensions in May, 2018 were 400% higher than those recorded in April, 2017.

That’s a crisis.

The rest of the AP report is equally disgraceful, but I’m running out of space here.

Our reality is this: There is indeed a crisis at our Southern border. It exists due to 30 years of idiotic open borders policies enacted by a succession of globalist presidents working with pliable congresses, supported by a string of court decisions issued by lawless leftist federal judges. The result of all of that horrific policy-making and court-deciding is that, once illegal immigrants cross into our country it is now virtually impossible for our government to send them back to their home country.

The leaders of the Democrat Party love this situation – despite all of the human- and drug-trafficking and massive human misery that comes along with it – because they view these new illegal aliens as a gigantic future voting bloc. Many U.S. business interests love this situation because they enjoy the cheap labor.  It’s cynical and disgraceful and it is destroying our society.

The only way to effectively combat the situation is to prevent the waves from entering the country in the first place, because once they are here, very few are ever returning home.  The most effective way to prevent their entry is with a wall, plain and simple.

This is a crisis the Democrats and establishment Republicans have created, and it is a crisis President Trump was elected to resolve.

Our fake news media will never tell you any of this, because none of it is in the approved narrative they’ve coordinated with the Democrats in Washington.  But this is our reality, and it is simply unsustainable.

God Bless President Trump for trying to do something about it.

That is all.

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Are We Ready For John Roberts To Decide The Wall Fight? Because That Might Happen.

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Time to get that wall built.  – President Donald Trump will deliver a nationally-televised address on the border situation this evening at 8:00 p.m. Central Time, at which time it is rumored that the Evil Orange Man plans to declare a national emergency and order the border wall to be financed via the military budget. This would be an entirely reasonable move for the President to make in the face of an obstructionist congress, one he clearly has the constitutional authority to enter into, one that has all sorts of precedent in American history.

But of course, the national broadcast networks and 24 hour fake news channels – all of whom have agreed to carry the speech live after spending most of Monday afternoon contemplating censoring the President – will be filled with shrill leftist talking heads and hosts who will contend the move is illegal and completely without precedent. They are all professional liars, and liars gonna lie.

No doubt, were the President to declare such an emergency, the way it would all play out is highly predictable. Leftists would file suit in California or Hawaii, where some Obama-appointed “judge” would make up a reason to declare the state of emergency unconstitutional, and that judgment would be upheld by the nitwit majority on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  The case would then inevitably go to the Supreme Court, where the four reliable constitutionalist justices would vote to reverse the 9th Circuit’s decision, and our nation would then be left at the mercy of Chief Justice John Roberts.

Roberts would have the choice of doing the right thing under the law, or carrying the water for the Deep State, as he did in his Obamacare decision in 2010, and a couple of other key decisions in 2018.  Not a good situation.

But factually, there is no doubt there is ample reason to declare the border situation a national emergency. The levels of drug trafficking, child trafficking and other forms of human trafficking that take place every day across our southern border are scandalous and society-threatening. Hundreds of Americans die every day and hundreds more disappear every day because of the Democrat Party-enforced neglect of the situation. It is a human tragedy of unimaginable proportions and it is scandalous that the Democrats continue to treat the situation as just another political football to be rolled into their Evil Orange Man agenda.

Democrats demanded the networks give them time to respond to the President’s address tonight.  No word if their message will be delivered by representatives from the Sinaloa Cartel and the MS-13 gang, but it seems likely and would be totally appropriate.

In a seemingly unrelated event… – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was unable to show up to hear oral arguments in the Supreme Court chamber on Monday, the first time she has missed a day on the bench in her 25 years on the Court. Ginsburg, 85, is in extremely frail health and recovering from last month’s surgery to remove two cancerous tumors from her lung.

But hey, because she’s a certified member of the Deep State, she’ll be able to just keep voting on the cases during her absence, which she will supposedly judge from reading transcripts of the oral arguments.  In other words, her clerks will be doing the judging, which they’ve no doubt been doing for quite some time now anyway, as Ginsburg continues her grim quest to outlive the Evil Orange Man’s first term in office.

Aw, heck. – Alleged serial sex-abuser Kevin Spacey had his first court hearing in the initial prosecution against him on Monday, and had another run-in with the law as he tried to return home.  Upon leaving Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC on his drive back to his Baltimore condo, Spacey was pulled over by local cops for …wait for it…A SPEEDING TICKET!  I swear I do not make this stuff up.

Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw has got game. – You may remember Georgia Democrat Congressman Hank Johnson.  He’s the clown who, in a congressional hearing several years back, expressed his genuine concern that, due to its booming population, the island of Guam might actually capsize into the Pacific Ocean.  Think I made that up?  Think again.

Anyway, in a speech over the weekend, the nitwit Johnson had this to say about President Trump and his supporters:

“Much like Hitler took over the Nazi party, Trump has taken over the Republican Party. It’s now known as the Trump Republican Party…Donald Trump’s supporters are older, less educated, less prosperous, and they are dying early. Their lifespans are decreasing, and many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair,”

Freshman Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw, after learning of Johnson’s remarks, decided not to take them quietly.  He tweeted out a video in which he took Johnson to task for his incivility.  Here are a couple of outtakes:

“OK Mr. Johnson, President Trump is a lot of things, but he’s not Hitler.  He didn’t kill millions of people. He didn’t start a world war, he doesn’t have any concentration camps, and to accuse him of being Hitler is intellectually dishonest, and frankly a huge insult to the millions of Jews who died under Nazi Germany.”

But it gets better.  Crenshaw also took Johnson to task for his idiotic, dishonest portrayal of Trump supporters:

“You went on to insult, degrade, and demean tens of millions of Americans who voted for him, to call them drug-addicted, uneducated, unhappy alcoholics — this is a cowardly form of politics.”

Crenshaw went on to challenge Johnson to “pick on someone your own size,” reminding him that “my office will be right down the hall from yours.”

Fantastic.

Watch the full video here:

 

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Government Shutdown – Trump Needs to Hold Firm This Time

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Better late than never, as they say. – This is the partial government “shutdown” that comes 10 months too late.  This is the one President Donald Trump should have allowed to fester until he got his priorities funded back in February, when he signed a horrific omnibus spending bill that also failed to address border security in any meaningful way.

Those with long memories will recall that the President, upon signing that bloated monstrosity, declared he would never sign another omnibus like it. He also promised to never sign another one that did not effectively address border security.

He is not faced with an “omnibus” spending bill this time, but he is faced with yet another situation in which Democrats in the Senate refuse to do anything that would have the effect of controlling America’s right to remain a sovereign nation, which it cannot and will not continue to be without border security. The Democrats know this, and do not care. This is the reality we are all faced with in America today.

Had the President held firm in February and allowed what would have been a “shutdown” of about 14% of the federal government to continue until the Democrats caved, he may well have saved the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Instead, by signing that bill, he allowed Paul Ryan and the rest of the GOP congressional leadership to commit political suicide by yet again abandoning all of their campaign promises in the name of political expediency.

The President seems intent on holding firm this time, but we have seen this act before, and it always ends with him caving in to pressure from Ryan, Mitch McConnell and his own White House advisors, and signing something that they assure him will make all the bad media coverage end.

Of course, back in February, their argument was, “Mr. President, you must sign this awful bill because it will allow us to win the mid-terms!” President Trump saw how that all worked out, as did we all. So he might be a little harder to move this time, with no elections coming up for two years and a new Democrat majority about to seize control of the House in a couple of weeks.

The President also seems to understand that, despite all his myriad other accomplishments in office, he is beginning to lose some of his base due to his failure to get much of anything done on what was the central issue of his campaign. He has options in this fight that he has thus far chosen not to use, for whatever reason.

One option is to simply declare the lack of border security a national security emergency and divert funds from the Department of Defense to fund the building of a wall. This is one of several issues on which Trump clashed with outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis, and could have been a factor in Mattis’s decision to resign.

Whatever, all we can do is wait and see if the President will hold firm this time, at long last. It may be too late to save the Republican House, but it’s not too late to save the country.

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Dear Media: That Oval Office Dust Up Is Why Trump Won

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Beto Mania Update:  A guy calling himself “Michael Falotico” (it may be his real name, but you just never know on social media these days) on Twitter responded to my “Day of Beto” yesterday by saying “Yes, I agree with you that Beto will be the Democrats’ nominee for President in 2020. I may differ with you, however, in that I think he could win the whole thing, i.e., get elected President.”

Well, we don’t differ at all, Michael. Sitting here almost two years prior to Election Day 2020, I also think Beto will be the Dem nominee and “could” well win the general election to become the 46th president of the United States. Admittedly, the odds are against all of that happening for our favorite fake Hispanic Texan, but hey, stranger things have happened – just happened in 2016, in fact, and in 2008 before that.

2008 is especially relevant where Irish Bob is concerned. As I told an audience a few weeks ago, there is no doubt that many national Democrat honchos and money handlers see Irish Bob as their next Barack Obama: A young, handsome, slick talker who does well on TV and can get the ignorant masses riled up, a human blank slate who looks good in a suit onto which all of their party’s various agitated factions can project their fondest dreams. Other than his skin color and the fact that there is no doubt he was born in the United States of America, Irish Bob is in fact a virtual Obama clone.

Yes, O’Rourke is a completely unqualified socialist crackpot. But Irish Bob is a real threat here, precisely because the Democrats already proved in 2008 that the American public can be brainwashed into accepting a completely unqualified socialist crackpot to lead the country down the road to ruin.

So yeah, he “could” win it all, and despite my fondness for making fun of him (it’s low-hanging fruit, I know, but I have no shame in that regard) I do take the prospect of him very seriously. President Trump and all other Republicans should do the same.

Speaking of President Donald J. Trump… – Make no mistake about it, despite the all-fake-all-the-time reporting all over the news media about his live-televised dust up with San Fran Nan and Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office, the President pummeled his Democrat opponents.  All you have to do is look at the body language from the two Democrats as the thing went on to know that.

Schumer was so intimidated that he couldn’t look the President in the eye the entire time. Pelosi was so flustered she had a hard time remembering which branch of government she represented.

Meanwhile, the President got exactly what he wanted:

  • Both Pelosi and Schumer begging him to shoo the leering press out of the room;
  • Both Pelosi and Schumer railing against doing anything effective to improve border security; and
  • Trump promising to shut down 14% of the federal government if he doesn’t get significant funding for the border wall in a government funding bill that must be passed by December 21.

That third point had #NeverTrump dimwits like A.B. Stoddard and Bill Kristol cackling that Trump had somehow “lost” in this debate, which simply proves that she and her fellow dimwits still have learned absolutely nothing about the current President. Their thesis is that now Trump will get blamed for any government shutdown and oh, my, isn’t that terrible for him.

Well, hell, Trump couldn’t care less about that. The media blames him for everything that happens in any event – what else would be new in that scenario? If you’re the President, might as well embrace that deal and own it.

The spectacle of Pelosi and Schumer begging the President to take the discussion behind closed doors just proves yet again that the Democrats care nothing about government transparency. Trump revels in this stuff, and is thrilled to be the one guy sitting in that room advocating for the need for increased border security, which is a winning issue for the Republicans, not the Democrats.

Stuff like what happened in the Oval Office yesterday is exactly why Trump won in the first place. He wasn’t put in that job to have nice, polite discourse with swamp-dwelling snakes like Pelosi and Schumer behind closed doors. He was put in that job to break all the china, stain all the carpets and color all the walls with crayons in the D.C. Establishment’s comfortable abode.

Yesterday was a very good day for Donald Trump. Don’t let the fake news media kid you otherwise.

My only question is, why was that Mike Pence mannequin sitting in that other chair?

In 17 minutes, did not manage to utter a word. What good is he?

From our News You Won’t See Reported In The New York Times Files:

Ok, so nothing’s changed, then:

In all seriousness, that’s a great piece by Mollie Hemingway.  Go spend 8 minutes reading it this morning – you’ll be better informed and glad you spent the time.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

That is all.

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