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Predictably, Romney Sides With the Democrats on Impeachment

Today’s Campaign Update, Part III
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Campaign Update hates to say it told you so, but, well, it told you so. –  To the surprise of literally no one who has paid attention to his mendacious machinations to position himself to seek the 2020 GOP presidential nomination in the event of the ultimate removal of President Trump in this latest Deep State coup effort, Mitt Romney on Friday issued a series of tweets which for all intents and purposes put him in direct league with San Fran Nan and the Munchkin caucus in the House of Representatives:

You regular readers of Today’s Campaign Update already expected the 2012 loser Romney to make his next move, since we laid it all out for you in the Campaign Update for September 26. Seeking an opening to move into the mix for the 2020 nomination is the very reason why Romney sought retiring Senator Orrin Hatch’s open Utah senate seat in the first place in 2018.

The disloyal RINO believes his time has come with San Fran Nan’s fake impeachment circus, but let’s analyze what he says in his tweets through the lens of reality.

First, there’s this:

“When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China’s investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated.”

Ok, so which other American citizen worked with his ne’er-do-well son to implement a blatantly obvious pay for play scheme to leverage his high government office in recent years? I mean, other than Hillary Clinton, that is. I can’t think of any other high official accused of such shenanigans as they relate to China, although we now know it is likely San Fran Nan has been doing the same thing with her own son and Ukraine.

Is the junior Senator from Utah suggesting that the sitting POTUS has no obligation to root out corruption in the U.S. government, whether it is current or in the recent past? Surely no man of God, which Romney piously claims to be, would hold such a belief.

Ok, then, is Romney suggesting that any Democrat who fears being investigated for corruption can obtain immunity by simply declaring his or her candidacy for the 2020 Democrat nomination? If that’s the legal principle this jackass is endorsing, imagine how many former DOJ/FBI/CIA officials – not to mention the Pantsuit Princess – will be lining up to file their papers with the FEC in the coming days.

Then there’s this:

“By all appearances, the President’s brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling.”

Is the junior Senator simply unaware that the United States of America has anti-corruption treaties with both China and Ukraine, treaties that obligate both nations to perform full and complete investigations of allegations of corrupt acts by one anothers’ citizens in their countries when these kinds of allegations arise? Those are treaties entered into by previous presidential administrations, not this one.

Also, has the junior Senator simply never heard of this thing called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a law enacted in 1977, when Democrat James Earl Carter was president? Here is DOJ’s official description of that law:

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq. (“FCPA”), was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. Specifically, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA prohibit the willful use of the mails or any means of instrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of any offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment of money or anything of value to any person, while knowing that all or a portion of such money or thing of value will be offered, given or promised, directly or indirectly, to a foreign official to influence the foreign official in his or her official capacity, induce the foreign official to do or omit to do an act in violation of his or her lawful duty, or to secure any improper advantage in order to assist in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person.

Since 1977, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA have applied to all U.S. persons and certain foreign issuers of securities. With the enactment of certain amendments in 1998, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA now also apply to foreign firms and persons who cause, directly or through agents, an act in furtherance of such a corrupt payment to take place within the territory of the United States.

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The allegation related to Ukraine where Hunter Biden is concerned is that he was given a cushy, high-paying seat on the board of directors of a Ukraine gas company even though he held zero expertise in the energy world. Thus, the allegation is that the $50k/month he received was simply a bribe in exchange for access to his Vice President dad, who also happened to be Barack Obama’s point man on Ukraine policy.

The allegation related to China is that Hunter Biden’s investment firm – created right after his Dad became Vice President – took billions in fees from Chinese businesses in exchange for similar access to Dear ol’ Dad.

Given this blatant, transparent pay to play operation, and Joe Biden’s bragging about getting a Ukraine prosecutor who was investigating Hunter’s shenanigans fired, President Trump could legitimately be accused of dereliction of duty if he did NOT ask the Ukrainian and Chinese governments to investigate the matters.

Thus, the Junior Senator from Utah is in fact advocating the President break the law and ignore his oath of office.

What a despicable – and entirely predictable – thing for the 2012 loser to do.

That is all.

 

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Trump’s Judicial Appointees are Winning for the American People

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this WINNING yet? – In case you missed it, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed back above 27,000 on Wednesday, and is just a little more than 200 points off of its all-time highest close. Recession? What recession?

Tired of all this WINNING yet? Part II. – In advance of the resumption of U.S./China trade talks in early October, the Chinese government announced it would rescind existing tariffs on a raft of U.S. imports, including lubricants, anti-cancer drugs and some farm goods. In return, President Donald Trump announced a two-week delay in the implementation of new tariffs on about $250 billion worth of Chinese imports, scheduled to take effect on October 1. This move by China is largely seen as an indication that the government of Xi Jinping is anxious to reach a new trade agreement as China’s economy continues to suffer great damage from U.S. tariffs, while the U.S. economy just keeps steaming along.

Tired of all this WINNING yet? Part III. – In a historic milestone, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Trump’s 150th judicial nominee, as six district court nominees won confirmation. Mr. Trump has now appointed 2 supreme court justices, 43 appellate court judges and 105 judges to the district courts. This laser focus on appointing and confirming judges by the President and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have positive ramifications on this society for decades to come.

Tired of all this WINNING yet? Part IV. – Nowhere are those positive impacts already being felt more directly now than in the previously out-of-control 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Long dominated by leftist nitwits who took pride in having their decisions constantly overturned by the Supreme Court, the six new judges who Trump and McConnell have succeeded in confirming to that 29-judge body have resulted in a sudden return of occasional constitutional jurisprudence to its decision-making.

That rebalancing of the 9th Circuit bore fruit on Monday when a panel of 3 of its judges rejected the overreach of yet another Obama-appointed district court judge, Jon Tigar.

When the Trump Administration announced in July it would resume enforcing the longstanding principle that no migrant from another country can apply for asylum in the U.S. if they had failed to do so in the first safe country they entered, leftist lawyers immediately filed suit in Tigar’s court to challenge the “new” policy, which was “new” only in the sense that it reversed the Obama Administration’s refusal to enforce that piece of the law.

Tigar naturally issued a nationwide injunction designed to prevent the Trump Administration from enforcing the new policy, a tactic that has worked time and time again to delay all efforts to gain some control over our southern border.  And always in the past, the 9th Circuit had been just a rubber stamp for such heinous judicial oversteps.

Not this time. This time, the three-judge panel ruled that Tigar’s order exceeded his court’s authority, and limited his injunction to apply only to Arizona and California, which lay in the purview of the 9th Circuit. That decision came down on Tuesday, and the left went berserk, with its Lawfare lawyers requesting an emergency ruling from the Supreme Court.

Thanks largely to President Trump’s two confirmed justices, the Supremes were having none of Tigar’s BS either, and on Wednesday they ruled, in a 7-2 decision, in favor of the 9th Circuit. Thus, the Trump Administration will now be able to enforce its new policy in New Mexico and Texas, where the vast majority of Central American caravans have been arriving since late last year. Pretty much all of these Central American migrants apply for asylum in the U.S. after refusing to do so in Mexico, and pretty much none of them qualify for that privilege.

[CORRECTION: The SC decision is even better than that. I had misread two different articles on this subject. The SC actually ruled that the Administration can enforce this policy IN FULL, without restrictions, and remanded the case back to Tigar’s court, where it will be be decided on the actual merits without any injunction being in effect.]

Thus we see the main reason for electing Donald Trump in 2016 bearing major fruit. Had Hillary Clinton won that election – as all the fake conservative Never Trump nitwits wanted her to do – there would be literally zero control over that border whatsoever, and no hope of achieving any ever again.

So, if you’ve been wondering why the Democrats and their fake media toadies have focused so much time and energy on demonizing Mitch McConnell in recent months, well, wonder no more. This is what happens to anyone who helps President Trump keep on WINNING for the American people, and Mitch has been WINNING, bigly.

That is all.

 

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Brexit’s Success is as Important to Donald Trump as it is to Boris Johnson

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Pay attention to Brexit. – While our fake U.S. news media establishment has spent the week obsessing over President Donald Trump making a mark on a map with a Sharpie, some major, real events have been taking place across the Great Pond, in jolly old England.

Ok, well, things aren’t exactly jolly in London right now, as a political war between the EU-captive elites and Brexit-favoring Prime Minister Boris Johnson has broken out into full public view. As we have seen in America with the “Never Trump” fake conservative subversives joining ranks with the radical, anti-Trump left, so are we now seeing the fake Torries unmasking themselves as the deceitful, compromised hacks they truly are. More than 20 of these EU useful idiots were ejected from the British conservative party this week for their failure to support Johnson’s efforts to affect a final Brexit from the EU by October, and several others resigned voluntarily, including Johnson’s own brother.

As you watch all of this play out, complete with video clips of the comical goings-on inside Parliament, it’s important to keep in mind that Brexit is in fact the law of the land in Britain, having been decided by direct election way back in the summer of 2016, an election that wasn’t really close. Yet, the party that was provided a majority to make it all happen keeps being sabotaged by the disloyal enemies within its midst.

Sounds a lot like the Republican Party, right? Right.

In reality, the ongoing debate over Brexit is a clear reflection of America’s debate over border security. While the U.S. does not have direct national elections over policy decisions, every poll ever taken on the border issue shows a vast majority of citizens favor strong action to secure the border with Mexico. There are no exceptions to this reality. Yet, when the GOP had majorities in both houses of congress and a President in the White House, all efforts to enact policy reforms to the nation’s immigration laws were scuttled by the disloyal enemies within its midst, including then-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

In the U.S. immigration debate, the EU is personified by the partnership between U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its giant corporate members who want to keep the flow of cheap labor coming into our country regardless of the ultimate political consequences, and the national Democratic Party, which will be the ultimate beneficiary of those political consequences. This is all crystal clear and really not debatable.

Athwart all of that mendacity yelling “stop!” you have President Trump, the American counterpart to PM Johnson. Interestingly, President Trump may well be able to play a significant role in resolving Johnson’s current inability to move Brexit to final fruition. That potential ability all comes down – as it does with China – to trade and tariffs.

Like China, the EU nations have enjoyed the financial and economic benefits of 74 years of American stupidity in the trade arena, placing all manner of tariffs and other trade roadblocks on U.S. goods while America did little or nothing to retaliate. Several of the EU nations, most obviously Germany, who have been major trading partners with China, are already experiencing the power of U.S. retaliatory tariffs in an indirect way. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her EU peers are no doubt already living in fear of what their lives would look like in the face of direct U.S. tariffs placed on their own countries’ products.

But here’s the thing: These disloyal British MPs who are refusing to allow Johnson to comply with the voters’ Brexit mandate are heavily tied in with and influenced by the EU, whether monetarily or otherwise. Given that, President Trump has the means to influence those MPs indirectly by – guess what? – announcing retaliatory tariffs on EU member country imports, exactly as he has done with China.

Mr. Trump might also tie those tariffs to a new, simultaneous trade deal with Great Britain – a concept he and PM Johnson have already publicly discussed – a move that could incentivize a mass relocation of manufacturing operations and jobs from continental Europe to the British Isles. Think about it.

The President fully understands, better than anyone else, that he and PM Johnson are two lonely warriors in the battle against open-borders globalism. The ultimate achievement of Brexit from the EU is a vitally important front in that battle.

Don’t be surprised at all if, at some point this month, you see the President announce a new round of tariffs not on China, but on the recalcitrant and abusive nations in the EU. Because Donald Trump always plays to win, and in this case, winning for America means Brexit, and Johnson, must win first.

That is all.

 

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Here’s Why Angela Merkel Hates Donald Trump

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Are you ready for some football?????  – We may be, but the NFL itself may not. The league’s season opened Thursday night with a snooze-fest 10-3 Green Bay win over da Bears. I don’t have time to go back through the entire major league baseball season, but I’d be willing to bet the Yankees, Astros and Dodgers have all played at least a dozen baseball games this year that ended with higher scores.

Of course, the NFL can’t juice up the ball the way MLB did this season, but still, c’mon, guys – if you want people to stay up late watching the game, there needs to be a game going on. Knowwhatimean?

In the “Are We Supposed to Care About That?” news, the Washington Post reports that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced on Thursday that he won’t be running for president. Ok, so, he’s just like Bill DeBlasio, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro and Michael Bennett, then. Good to know.

If you wonder why German Chancellor Angela Merkel hates President Donald Trump, look no further than this article in Reuters: “Recession risks rise for Germany as industrial orders plunge”

Here’s the first paragraph:

Weaker demand from abroad drove a bigger-than-expected drop in German industrial orders in July, suggesting that struggling manufacturers could tip Europe’s biggest economy into a recession in the third quarter.

And this:

Contracts for ‘Made in Germany’ goods fell 2.7% from the previous month in July, data showed on Thursday, driven by a big drop in bookings from non-euro zone countries, the economy ministry said. That undershot a Reuters consensus forecast for a 1.5% drop.

This economic dynamic is a direct result of President Trump’s trade war with China, which is the key to his efforts to reset U.S. global trade. After 74 years of U.S. wealth flowing to the rest of the world as we have stupidly allowed every other nation to place tariffs on our goods without responding in-kind, Mr. Trump’s new trade agreements and retaliatory trade policies are now beginning to bring wealth back into our country.

Germany’s big problem where industrial orders are concerned is that China has been one of the largest purchasers of German goods. But China’s ability to buy those imported goods has been reduced dramatically over the last 18 months, as it has responded to U.S. placement of tariffs on its own exports by devaluing its currency in a doomed-to-fail effort to keep its products price-competitive.

The combination of this devaluation and the slowing of the flow of U.S. dollars into its economy due to the tariffs and many businesses relocating to other countries means that China has less wealth of its own with which to purchase foreign goods. Bad news for Germany and Merkel.

Another excerpt from the Reuters story:

With its sales abroad hit by a worsening trade climate, a global economic slowdown and the increasingly chaotic run-up to Brexit, the bulk of Germany’s growth momentum is now being generated domestically – a dependency that leaves it exposed to any weakening of the jobs market.

So now Germany, which, along with Japan and China, has been one of the major benefactors of U.S. post-World War II largesse since 1945, is suddenly having to try to stand on its own economic feet, by generating growth domestically. Note how the leftist Reuters writer refers to this sudden, forced economic independence as “a dependency.” Globalism is a disease that distorts every facet of our lives, perhaps especially “news” reporting.

As I noted a couple of weeks ago, the post-WWII Marshall Plan was intended to be a temporary measure. It originally called for the U.S. to contribute about $12 billion in aid to help rebuild European economies after the great war came to an end. But then the Truman and subsequent presidential administrations and congresses started to see all sorts of strategic military and political advantages in extending and expanding the outflow of U.S. wealth to other parts of the world, ultimately turning a very limited plan for temporary rebuilding aid into a global social welfare program.

It should surprise no one that countries like Germany came to feel entitled to continue to receive this U.S. welfare into perpetuity. It became like a narcotic to their economic body. It should also come as no surprise that the leaders of these dependent nations resent the U.S. leader who is systematically forcing them to begin to fend for themselves in the world of global trade.

Everything you see happening vis a vis trade with China is simply Donald J. Trump keeping a major promise he repeatedly made throughout his 2016 presidential campaign. Everyone should understand that, once this global economic and trade reset has been completed with a new trade agreement with China, President Trump will next begin to draw down the 79-year-long U.S. military deployments in German, Japan and other parts of the world. Because he repeatedly promised to do that in 2016, too.

This President is unlike any other we have ever seen, mainly because the promises he made during his campaign are promises he has tirelessly worked to keep. There may be some short-term pain related to his trade war with China, but the long-term gain for America once it has resulted in a trade agreement will be enormous.

That is all.

 

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Patience is the Key to Supporting President Trump’s China Policies

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Funny how this all works. – The key for being a fan of President Donald Trump’s approach to dealing with China is simple: Stay calm and wait a few days for things to work out before judging any action he takes.

If you’re panic-prone, things looked fairly bleak last Friday. The stock market had a terrible day, with the Dow dropping 600+ points after China announced a new round of tariffs on more American goods. Seemingly making matters worse (at least if you’re panic-prone), the President responded by announcing on Twitter that he would respond to China’s latest provocation by placing new tariffs on Chinese goods and raising already-existing tariffs. Raising the stakes even higher, Mr. Trump also called out China and its President Xi Jinping, for continuing to smuggle deadly fentanyl into the United States, promising harsh consequences if things did not change.

Yikes.

If you obsess over the market futures and other market minutiae, things still looked bad when you went to bed Sunday night, with Dow futures down more than 200 points and falling. Then you got up this morning, turned on CNBC or Fox Business and, presto change-o, the Dow futures were up 170! So what happened while you were sleeping to cause such a major shift in the outlook for Monday?

Well, the first thing was the announcement by President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of a big, shiny new trade deal between our two countries. Next you had Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussing the progress of negotiations on a major new trade deal between those two longtime trading partners. Combine those with the new deal with South Korea, the USMCA and ongoing trade negotiations with major trading partners like Brazil and India, and the markets were reminded China is far from the only game in town where the Trump trade agenda is concerned.

What is taking place here is a global resetting of international trade, a 50-years-late ending of the post-WWII Marshall Plan, a plan in which the United States agreed to take it on the chin where international trade was concerned in order to help rebuild the economies of all the countries, like Germany and China and Japan, which had attempted to destroy the free world just a few years earlier.

The original thought process behind the Marshall Plan was that it would remain in effect for about 25 years at most. Here we are 74 years later, and we finally have a President in place who has the intestinal fortitude and negotiating skills necessary to start the Great Unwinding.

Then there’s the ongoing issue of Chinese government-sanctioned smuggling of fentanyl, the greatest deadly drug epidemic of modern times. Late yesterday evening, Mexican officials announced they had seized a Chinese shipment containing 25.75 TONS of fentanyl, a drug that can be lethal with the consumption of just a few grams. The shipment originated in Shanghai, and was headed for Culiacán, Sinaloa, headquarters for the Sinaloa Cartel, whose target market is the United States of America.

Folks, that amount of fentanyl is enough to kill every man, woman, child, dog, cat, and Baltimore rat in the United States many, many times over. That shipment is about as close to an act of outright war any country can commit against another without firing a shot or flying a jet into a skyscraper.

Funny thing: Just a couple of hours after that seizure of Chinese fentanyl was made public, the Chinese government called President Trump and then publicly announced that it was ready to re-start trade negotiations in earnest.

Wow, what a coincidence, huh?

Now, very little of this will make its way into the pages of the New York Times or the air time of CNN or MSNBC or any of the three broadcast networks, all of whom roundly ridiculed President Trump for his “rash” remarks last Friday. But here we sit, just three days later, and he has been proved 100% right and fully justified, yet again, by subsequent events.

It is amazing how consistently this phenomenon happens. Why, it’s almost as if the President of the United States knows things that our fake news media is not privy to. Go figure.

Mark Penn, who is a very smart guy in most ways, has a piece in The Hill this morning in which he correctly notes that the President should keep pushing China but then incorrectly advises him to stay off of Twitter. Penn of course wrote this in a panic over the President’s Friday tweets.  Had he waited just half a day longer, he’d have probably noticed that everything Mr. Trump tweeted on Friday had by Monday been borne out and supported by subsequent events.

So, next time you see President Trump tweet out something that seems outrageous or non-reflective of reality as you know it at that moment in time, wait a few days and see how your reality changes before you react negatively to it.

You’ll be glad you did.

That is all.

 

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The Week in Review: America’s Daddy Wins Bigly Abroad While the Kids Misbehave Back Home

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Here’s your Week in Review:  While the Democrats were back home frightening most Americans half to death with the insanity of their televised debates, and the Party’s terrorist wing, Antifa, was assaulting and sending a reporter to the hospital during a riot in Portland, Oregon, America’s Daddy was over in Japan and Korea making history and winning for America.

First came the meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, an obviously successful meeting that results in the re-start of U.S./China trade negotiations and which will set the stock markets afire come Monday. Here are the President’s tweets summarizing the meeting:

About 10 hours later, the President was in South Korea, toasting a key new trade deal with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.:

Seven hours after that, President Donald J. Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, as he met Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone that has separated the two Koreas for more than 65 years.:

We cannot overestimate the symbolic importance of the meeting with Kim, or its interrelationship with President Trump’s just-concluded meeting with Xi Jinping. Because this meeting, timed as it was, very likely tells the world that Kim has been given the nod by Xi to negotiate a deal with the U.S. and the rest of the world to de-nuclearize the Korean peninsula. It also symbolically tells the world that both Trump and Xi believe they will soon successfully conclude a comprehensive trade deal between the two most powerful economies on earth.

You have to remember that North Korea has long been and remains a client state of China. There is no way on God’s green earth that Kim would have had the audacity to hold this symbolic meeting with a U.S. President had he not gotten the go-ahead from President Xi, and that go-ahead depended entirely on the outcome of Xi’s meeting with President Trump.

For all the fake media bluster about how Donald Trump is some sort of mad man, an out-of-control man-child in need of mental care, what we have seen this historic week is the nation’s Daddy traveling around the world doing deals to ensure the security and prosperity of his family while the spoiled children mis-behaved back home.

This is #WINNING, bigly, for America, and no, I will never get tired of it.

That is all.

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Joe Biden’s Brain: An Empty Vessel Waiting to be Filled by the Ideas of Others

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Creepy Plagiarist strikes again. Joe Biden’s biggest problem…well, ok, his biggest problem is that he can’t keep his hands off of women and children in inappropriate ways…Joe Biden’s second biggest problem is that his mind has always been an empty vessel waiting to be filled by the ideas of others.

The simple fact of the matter is that Joe Biden has precious few original thoughts, and the few he does have invariably end up blurting out of his gaping mouth at inconvenient moments. Like the time he said that all 7/11 stores are run by immigrants from India. Or the time he said that Barack Obama was a rare clean and articulate black guy.  Or all the times he took the wrong position on every foreign policy issue of the last 45 years.

So it’s always been safer for our nation’s creepy uncle to ignore his own impulses and latch onto the ideas of others. It is no accident that Biden’s crowning achievement in life has been spending 8 long years parroting talking points handed to him by Barack Obama’s evil minions.

The trouble is that this reality of his natural state of being has repeatedly landed him in trouble over accusations of plagiarism. Who could ever forget the incident that caused him to have to abandon his first presidential run in 1987, when he didn’t just steal a phrase or two from another person – he stole an entire speech from British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock?

Just last week, Biden released a “climate” plan – which is really nothing more than a multi-trillion dollar set of handouts to Democrat special interests – that contained multiple instances of plagiarism that were so blatant that even the leftwing media felt obligated to report on them. But hey, were it not for the “climate” plans of others, Biden would have had no “climate” plan at all.

It’s the story of his entire political career.

Yesterday in Iowa, Creepy Uncle Joe resorted to plagiarizing the lowest of the low in our society, Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti. He and his staff are apparently incapable of coming up with a decent campaign slogan of their own, so they just ripped off the slogan Avenatti trafficked during his hundreds of appearances on CNN and MSNBC last year:

“He says, ‘let’s make America great again,’” Biden said of Trump, “Let’s make America America again.”

Clever, right? Yeah, but that’s how you know it was stolen from somebody else. Biden never says anything clever or eloquent or original on his own. Come to think of it, neither does the Creepy Porn Lawyer, so he must have stolen from someone else in the first place.

On the same day that he plagiarized the sleaziest man in America, our Creepy Uncle also reversed yet another major foreign policy position. It seems that Biden has suddenly figured out that China is an adversary to our country after all. What a revelation!

Just a couple of weeks ago, Biden – whose son has became fabulously wealthy trading with China in sweetheart deals arranged by his dad during the Obama years – had this to say about the ChiComs:

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not, th-th-th-th-th-th-they’re not competition for us.”

But on Tuesday, Sleepy Joe had woken up to the reality that maybe a nation of 1.2 billion people that has been stealing our intellectual property, engaged in a massive military buildup and robbing us blind in international trade for the last 40 years might be competition after all. Here’s what he said in his second Iowa speech:

“We need to get tough with China. China poses a serious challenge to us, and in some areas a real threat.”

Oh. Wonder who poured that line into his empty vessel of a mind? You can be sure someone did, because that is just who Joe Biden is.

That is all.

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WATCH: President Trump Field Dresses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

President Trump was on CNBC today, and boy did he take it out on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  The first five minutes of the 27 minute clip below are basically the President laying the Chamber out and field-dressing it.

Watch the interview – a transcript of the first 5 minutes follows below:

 

Host: I guess Mr. [Myron] Brilliant (yes, his real name) who was on from the Chamber of Commerce, you got to see a part of that interview Mr. President – what did you make of it?

Trump: Well, I guess he’s not so brilliant. Look, without tariffs we would be captive to every country, and we have been for many years. That’s why we have an $800 billion trade deficit for years – we have a big deficit with every country. They take advantage of us in every way possible, and the U.S. Chamber is right there with them.  And I assume that…I’m a member of the Chamber, maybe I’ll have to rethink that because when you look at it, the Chamber is probably more for the companies and people that are their members than they are for our country.

Without tariffs, we would be outside of – something that I won’t even mention, we would be absolutely at a competitive disadvantage the likes of which you’ve never seen. Now, people haven’t used tariffs, but tariffs are a beautiful thing when you’re the piggy bank, when you have all the money. Everyone’s trying to get our money.

China, the China deal’s gonna work out. You know why? Because of tariffs. Because right now China is getting absolutely decimated by companies that are leaving China, going to other countries, including our own, because they don’t want to pay the tariffs. And China will, in my opinion, based on a lot of facts and a lot of knowledge, China’s gonna make a deal because they’re gonna have to make a deal.

Host: The deal with Mexico. You’ve alluded to something you’re going to make clear later. You’ve heard the criticism – can you go into exactly what else was part of that deal that you haven’t made clear yet?

Trump: Well, I’m gonna tell you that most people, the people having to do with borders and illegal immigration, they understand exactly what that is. But we purposely said that we wouldn’t mention it for a little while, because it has to be brought by their legislative body, it has to be taken to a vote. So we didn’t bring it up, but most people know that answer, and it’s another very powerful tool in addition to the other very powerful tools we got.

We had none of these tools, or virtually none. They’ve been talked about for 20 years with Mexico. Until I said that, and it wasn’t a threat – I thought that we’d be receiving billions of dollars [in tariffs], frankly.

And you know what happens with tariffs? Companies will move out of Mexico, and they’ll move out of China, and they’ll come into the United States. They’ll go to other countries, too, but in the case of Mexico, I’d say we’d get virtually 100% of the companies. They make a product and they sell it into our country.

We lose a tremendous amount of money every year into Mexico. For years, we’ve lost over $100 billion per year on trade with Mexico.

And of course, then we get into the second problem we have with Mexico, the drugs coming across the border. We want to have very powerful borders, and you can’t do it unless you have these deals with Mexico.

And the New York Times wrote a story like I’d already done the deal. It’s nonsense. We’d talked about it for months and months and months, and they wouldn’t get there. So we just said look, if you don’t get there, we’re just gonna have to charge you hundreds of billions of dollars in “taxes.”

And we would’ve been just fine, because what would’ve happened [crosstalk] – what would’ve happened is the companies would move into the United States, back where they came from.

They [Mexico] took 30% of our automobile companies, our car companies, they moved into Mexico – they would all move back if they had to pay a 25% tariff. They would all move back, it’s a very simple formula.

Now, that would leave Mexico in an unbelievably bad position, and we don’t want that, either. And I spoke with the president of Mexico, I get along with him very well, and we made this deal. But this is something the U.S. has been trying to get to for over 20 year with Mexico.

As soon as I put tariffs on the table, it was done. It took two days.

He’s [Mr. Brilliant] is not protecting our country. He’s doing a great disservice. And frankly, I’ve never had support from the U.S. Chamber because they know where I stand on these things. I don’t need money, I don’t care how things are [with the Chamber and its members] – the only thing I care about is our country.

He’s protecting all of those companies that are members who like it just the way things are, and they have companies in Mexico, and they have companies in China.

And later, at the 12:17 mark, there is this:

But I just want to say to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: If we didn’t have tariffs, we wouldn’t have made a deal with Mexico. We got everything we wanted, and we’re gonna be a great partner to Mexico now. Because, now they respect us.

[Transcript Ends]

There is much more, and you should listen to all of it. Very educational as to the President’s thought processes regarding tariffs, Mexico, China, and the folks at the U.S. Chamber

That is all.

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Joe Biden Can’t Even Get China Right

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Hey, remember that time when Barack Hussein Obama told us that Russia wasn’t our most dangerous adversary? – Yeah, good times, huh? That was in a 2012 debate with Mitt Romney. Boy, the Democrats sure have changed their tune since then, huh? Well, except when it comes to Russian protection of the socialist/fascist dictator who is starving Venezuela – then, the Russkies are just fine.

Anyway, this all comes to mind in the context of Creepy Uncle Joe Biden, who the fake news media says yesterday told an audience that China is suddenly “good folks, folks” and “they’re not competition for us.” Or did he?  Watch this video clip and decide for yourselves:

 

For those of you who still like to read, here is the transcript. Pay particular attention to that last paragraph, which I have faithfully transcribed verbatim, exactly as old Mushmouth here said it:

“Look at who we are. I know, I’ve met virtually every major world leader in my wole as vice president and as Foreign Relations Chairman over the last 30 years, and that’s not hyperbole. I don’t know a single, solitary one who would not change places with the problems the prezden of the United States has vs. the problems they have.

“China is going to eat our lunch? C’mon, man. They can’t even figger out how to deal with th-th-th-they with the fact that they have this great division between the China by the sea and the mountains in the east. I mean in the west. They can’t figger out how they’re gonna deal with the corruption in the system. I, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not a c…th-th-they’re not a, they’re competition for us.”

The fake news media has done its DNC duty and cleaned all that mush up to say this:

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. They’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us.”

Neat trick, huh?

Now, I think that’s probably what the man who’s had more facial and teeth work done than Cher intended to finally mumble out of his mouth, but no matter how many times I watch that clip, I can’t quite get him all the way to saying it. The word “not” is just not in that final sentence.

In any event, it’s important to remember that, where both Russia and China are concerned, the Democrat/media joint posture towards them is entirely situational. Barack Obama his own self had a definite inferiority complex towards Vladimir Putin, could barely look the man in the face whenever they were in a room together, so he felt the need to puff out his chest and engage in big talk about him and his country whenever he was safely back in the United States.

So, when hapless Mitt Romney correctly identified Russia as a major U.S. adversary during that debate, Obama felt the personal need to badmouth and joke about that country. Since 2016, of course, the Democrats and fake news media have portrayed Russia as the worst country on earth that is trying to take over the United States by creating fake accounts on Twitter and Facebook. It’s all situational, you see.

Where China’s concerned, we need to keep in mind that Obama and Joe Biden were thrilled to death to let that country engage in heinously-unfair trade practices and rob our country of millions of jobs throughout their eight years in office, because those lost jobs were mainly in what the Democrats/media regard as the “old” economy. You know, the union jobs in manufacturing, steel, textiles and other hard product industries. Obama/Biden wanted all those chronically-unemployed workers to – in Obama’s famous words now banned by Twitter – “learn to code” as the solution to their problems.

If China were still dominating America in trade policy today in the same way it did during Biden’s 8 years as vice president, you can be sure he’d be pounding on that country as our mortal enemy and lambasting President Trump for failing to do anything about it.

But, you see, President Trump is doing something about it because, unlike Obama and Biden, he actually cares about American workers and American jobs. He’s slapped tariffs on a wide array of Chinese goods, a move that has helped to create hundreds of thousands of new, high-paying “old economy” union and non-union jobs back here in America, for Americans, and is about to complete negotiations on a very favorable trade deal with that country.

So, the situation being what it is, Biden feels the need to make like all of that is no big deal, and that China – which most economists believe will in fact surpass the U.S. economy’s size within the next decade – is not an adversary, not “competition” for us at all.

Maybe the real reason why Biden couldn’t quite ever get that out of his mouth is because he knows what a whopping lie it truly is. But that would presume that Joe Biden is that rarest of rare Democrat politicians: A man with an actual conscience, and I’m frankly still not sure that’s even possible for a guy who’s been a creature of DC politics for 45 years now.

That is all.

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