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Mueller Bites Into Another Ham Sandwich

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

Robert Mueller has a passion for ham. – The Special Counsel’s office nabbed itself another ham sandwich in the dark of night, arresting former Trump adviser (prior to the 2016 election campaign) Roger Stone with CNN’s cameras conveniently present for the festivities. Funny how that works, huh?

The 66 year-old Stone, who is one of the most recognizable people in America at this point and not any sort of flight risk at all, was arrested at his home as FBI agents pounded on his door shouting “FBI! Open the door!” as they would if they were playing Elliot Ness in a Hollywood-produced film. Stone, after opening the door, was naturally taken away in handcuffs.

The arrest of Stone on a variety of process crimes having nothing to do with any “collusion” with anyone from Russia comes after 20 months of a Mueller-led rectal exam into every facet of his life. The obviously-coordinated media event also conveniently comes in the wake of recent releases of transcripts of the congressional testimonies of a series of FBI/DOJ anti-Trump cabal participants like Lisa Page and James Baker which contained revelations of all sorts of violations of law and process committed as part of the efforts to get Trump during 2016 and 2017. You know, actual news that CNN couldn’t be bothered to report.

Timing is everything if you’re a Special Counsel.

Stone was charged with a series of terrible-sounding process crimes like “obstruction of justice” (as if this Mueller and his band of Clinton/Obama shills were engaged in any sort of pursuit of actual “justice”), “witness tampering” and “lying to congress”, all of which sound great when trumpeted by the news-fakers at CNN. But God help him if he ever screwed up on a tax return, because at the end of the day all these other charges will almost certainly fall away and that is what he’ll end up going to jail for.

Just another day in the pursuit of “justice” by the American Gestapo.

And now for something completely different…: Here’s Irish Bob O’Rourke in a Sheep Suit.  No, really, I’m not making this up…

Conservatives like Jim Hanson making fun of Irish Bob over this video are just whistling past the graveyard.  Democrat voters eat this kind of stuff up. In their minds, O’Rourke in a onesie just makes him cool and hip and they’re all out there on Amazon this morning trying to figure out if they can buy one for themselves. And that sheep mask will be all the rage at Millennial Halloween parties this October.

At the end of the day, the release of this little snip of video will get Irish Bob another 5 percent in the Democrat 2020 nomination horse race polls.

He’s a shoe-in, folks.  Just get used to it: Beto-In-A-Sheep-Suit 2020!!!!

Actually, Mitch, you’re wrong. – The news-fakers at The Hill report this morning that GOP senators “Read the Riot Act” to Vice President Mike Pence at a closed-door luncheon yesterday. Led by Mitch McConnell, this group of half a dozen or so establishment unreliables informed the Veep that government shutdowns are “bad strategy”, with McConnell reminding Pence of his “favorite country saying” which is “there is no education in the second kick of a mule.”

Whatever that means.

We hear this nonsense all the time from McConnell and the GOP Squish lobby in the Senate and House. But every time we hear it, it is instructive to review the last time the GOP got blamed for a partial fake shutdown of the government.

That took place in October, 2013, when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Utah Sen. Mike Lee – two actual, real conservative Republicans – led filibusters of a horrible budget bill to force a shutdown that lasted from October 1 through October 17 before they finally relented and agreed to a compromise.

As we see happening today, Democrats and their coordinating agents in the fake news media reacted to that action by Cruz and Lee with glee, assuring the public that Republicans would pay dearly at the ballot box when the 2014 mid-term congressional elections came around.  Because, that is what D.C. Swamp logic told them would happen, right?  Right.

But what actually did happen in the 2014 mid-term elections?  Why, the GOP base turned out in droves, and Republicans swept to huge gains in both the House and Senate.  In fact, this was the election in which Republicans gained control of the Senate for the first time since 2006, the election that put Cocaine Mitch into the Majority Leader’s role he holds today.

One would think McConnell might actually remember such a red-letter day in his career.

I have been involved in and written about politics for almost 40 years now, and it never ceases to amaze me how so many Republicans are simply incapable of recognizing the single most important lesson the great Ronald Wilson Reagan taught them: Republicans will always be rewarded by voters when they stand on principle and keep their promises, and will always be punished by them when they fail to do so.

In this government shutdown, President Donald Trump is standing on principle and keeping his promose, and he will be rewarded by the voters for doing so in 2020 so long as he does not capitulate.  Republicans who stand with him will also be rewarded. Republicans who do not stand with him will be punished.

It really is that simple.

That is all.

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Will the Media Ever Report the Real Story About the Government Shutdown?

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

What ever happened to Matt Drudge? – The blaring, all caps, bold-faced headlines atop the Drudge Report landing page this morning read “SHUTDOWN TURNS NIGHTMARE” and GOVT PARALYZED”. 

My goodness, you mean to say that, here on Day 26 of the longest partial federal government fake “shutdown” ever, we’re finally starting to see major detrimental impacts to not just the government itself, but also to the public at large? That’s obviously what Matt Drudge wants you to believe.

The trouble is, when you click on those headlines to read the stories behind them, that is not the narrative you will find. Not at all. Take the “SHUTDOWN TURNS NIGHTMARE” story first.  Click on that shock header and you are taken to an Associated Press story with a similarly-alarmist header that reads in slightly smaller, non-caps letters: No. of no-show airport security screeners soars in shutdown”.

My goodness, it “soars”? Boy, that must mean half of the TSA airport security agents aren’t showing up for work, right?  Surely, all of the nation’s airports must be in lockdown and air travel grounded to a halt as a result.  Right?  Well, RIGHT?as Drudge would ask it.

Um, no. If you bother to read all the way into the 2nd paragraph of the typically-slanted AP story, you see this sentence: “No-shows among screeners jumped Sunday and again Monday, when the Transportation Security Administration reported a national absence rate of 7.6 percent compared with 3.2 percent on a comparable day a year ago.” The emphasis added there is mine.

That’s right, Matt Drudge thinks it’s a “NIGHTMARE” that 7.6 percent of TSA airport agents are calling in sick. Folks, a typical flu epidemic results in a higher absentee rate than that.

Oh, but the AP didn’t stop there. Their reporter managed to find the perfect air traveler who was willing to say that “It’s chaos out here.” So, why is it “chaos” out there, according to one Vincent Smith, the air traveler in question? “This line, I’ve been here about 15 minutes and it has moved 2 feet.” Oh, golly, welcome to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport on a Monday, dude.

But it just gets better in this fake story.  Here’s another passage halfway down the page:  “Delta Air Lines, the dominant carrier in Atlanta, and other airlines said they were advising passengers to get to the airport at least two hours before domestic flights and three hours before international trips.”  You don’t say.

Here’s what the AP doesn’t tell you:  Delta and every other U.S. airline have been advising passengers do exactly that since 9/12/2001. Every frequent air traveler in America has heard that exact advice 1,000 times in the last 18 years, and most of us studiously ignore it, because it has always been fake advice. But hey, maybe this time, 26 days into this fake partial government “shutdown,” it’s real. There’s a first time for everything.

Ok, that’s enough on that fake story.  Let’s now click on the Drudge alarmist header that reads GOVT PARALYZED”.  Note that this one is not only all-caps, bolded and in a huge font, but is also in italics, so Matt Drudge wants you to believe this one is really, really, REALLY terrible, possibly the end of the world for all of us.  He wants you to believe that our entire federal government is not just impacted, it is PARALYZED by this fake, partial government shutdown that has 1 out of 14 of TSA agents – GASP!!!! – calling in sick.

So, you click through and what do you find? A story from several fake journalists at the fake Washington Post recycling the narrative that President Trump and congress can’t reach a deal to re-open the fraction of the government that has been sort of, partially “closed” for the last 26 days.

Oh.

It’s your standard WaPo fake story:  Everything is President Trump’s fault, no mention of the fact that many of the intransigent Democrats who have offered zero compromise in 26 days vacationed with 109 lobbyists in Puerto Rico at taxpayer expense over the weekend, then the standard segue into 300 words about Russia. There is literally no actual “news” in this story at all.

But Matt Drudge wants you to believe that it is the most earth-shattering story of this day, January 15, 2019.

Hey, when is someone going to write the real “news” story on this fake government shutdown, which is that, here we are, 26 days into it, and the biggest impact on the public at large that the AP can find is some whiny jackass at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport who is having to wait in line maybe 15 minutes longer than he normally would when travelling out of that particular location?

Think about it: We had 800,000 federal workers missing a paycheck on Monday, more than half of whom are furloughed, and that’s the biggest impact anyone can find? What in the hell do all those people do every day? Why do the taxpayers keep having to fund hundreds of thousands of expensive jobs that provide no public benefit or impact? And if you, like 98% of our fake news media, want to blame something on the evil Orange Man, why isn’t anyone in the Trump Administration using this as an opportunity to identify government waste and invite most if not all of these furloughed workers to make their furloughs permanent?

Isn’t that the real story here?  When is someone going to write that one?

Wait, I guess I just did. Somehow, I don’t think that story will be getting linked at the Drudge Report anytime soon.  Doesn’t fit the narrative, you know.

Oh, hey, another Democrat wasting her time running for President. – This one would be New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, whose time came and went four years ago and she didn’t realize it.  Or, more accurately, she lacked the courage to take on the Clintons.

Four years ago, she was the far-left (well, far-left for four years ago, anyway) pretty face who could have theoretically attracted younger voters. Today, she’s just another face in a very big crowd. Not as pretty as Kamala Harris or Tulsi Gabbard, not cutting edge in any way, lacking any signature issue or win she can point to, not nearly far-left enough for the Millennial Democrat voters who prefer a true Commie like Bernie Sanders or the endlessly cute Beto instead.

Two years ago, Sen. Gillibrand thought that using the “F” and “S” words a lot in her speeches would help her presidential ambitions come true, because some pollster told her Millennials like politicians who curse a lot in public. Irish Bob O’Rourke is the prime example of this tactic resulting in some success, though not enough to beat Ted Cruz. But it didn’t work at all for Ms. Gillibrand, so she dropped it after awhile.

A year ago, when the whole #MeToo thing started picking off all manner of high-profile liberals, Gillibrand, who had been an ardent apologist for Bill Clinton for a quarter of a century, suddenly decided to publicly go after her hero.  That burst of intestinal fortitude lasted about five minutes, probably until someone reminded her of all the dirt the Pantsuit Princess has collected against pretty much everyone in Washington. Then Gillibrand timidly scurried back into her Clinton apologist corner.

Bottom line, Sen. Gillibrand is wasting her time. Don’t let her waste any of yours.

That is all.

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

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(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.

That is all.

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Government Shutdown, Day V: Narrative Materialization Failure

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Government Shutdown, Day V – National Devastation Stubbornly Failing To Come To Fruition

The nation’s turkey population suffered a massive hit on Day IV, as millions of poor, lost souls suffering the pernicious effects of the Government Shutdown turned to binge-eating as a salve for the pain. Crops of sweet potatoes, green beans, and corn have been similarly devastated.

Grocery store shelves this morning are devoid of cans of gelled cranberries and packages of instant stuffing as the Evil Orange man’s reign of terror continues. Meanwhile, garbage handlers across the nation are reporting millions of 13- and 32- gallon trash bags filled with brightly-colored paper, ribbons and bows as they make their regular rounds this morning. Interesting. Unsure what this means, but it must be important, and can only be another sign of the impending Government Shutdown Apocalypse.

Also interesting are reports from cardboard recycling centers around the country that their facilities are being strained to capacity this morning with a sudden influx of broken-down boxes, about half of which have “Amazon” labels on them. Could Brazil be taking advantage of our Government Shutdown by mounting an invasion? Has the Evil Orange Man really been colluding with the Brazilians all along? Was Putin just a head fake by a guy playing 4D chess?

The madness.  Oh, the madness.

Oddly, though, predictions of massive street demonstrations and violence by various CNN and MSNBC on-air personalities have failed to materialize. The predicted national panic due to the closing of a handful of national parks in the dead of winter has also somehow been avoided thus far. Same for anything predicted by Bill Kristol or Max Boot, although that’s just par for the course. In any event, it seems the Orange Man and his ever-changing staff of advisers had contingency plans in place, which no one could have predicted would be the case.

Here in North Texas, highway traffic has begun to resume its normal pace after two days of mysteriously near-deserted roadways.  The traffic guy on Channel 4 is even reporting the existence of several traffic jams in Dallas County this morning. But then, there are always traffic jams in Dallas County, even when there is no traffic, so not sure what this all means.

One thing is for sure: None of this jibes with the projected Government Shutdown narrative.  Must investigate further.

Meanwhile, the radio stations have suddenly changed their programming. That extremely annoying song by some guy named “Jose Feliciano” (no doubt a code name) that’s been playing every 5 minutes on every station for the last 6 weeks?  Gone.  Seriously, as of midnight, this song and dozens of others with strange titles like “Jingle Bell Rock”, “Chestnuts Roasting Over an Open Fire”, and “I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” have all just vanished from the airwaves.

All of this is odd, and I have no means of reporting in on the meaning of any of it.  But here is the strangest thing of all: In the face of this horribly-destructive Government Shutdown that Morning Joe keeps telling us will be the end of the Evil Orange Man’s presidency and of civilization as we know it, newscasts this morning are filled with stories about Americans all over the country engaging in amazing acts of kindness, empathy, generosity and giving of themselves over the past 48 hours.

Why, it’s almost as if the Government Shutdown is having virtually no impact on anyone at all.

But we know that cannot be true. The Narrative dictates mass disaster, human suffering and destruction.

Will report back in as soon as I find some.

That is all.

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‘Twas The Fourth Day of Shutdown, and All Through the Town…

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Government Shutdown, Day IV: Reporting In From Texas.

Somehow made it back safely from New York yesterday.  Despite rampant media assurances of Homeland Security not being funded, DHS personnel manned security checkpoints at LaGuardia and seemed…well, happy. Polite. Even helpful. The guy who insisted on patting down my inner thighs for no discernible reason at all even apologized for doing so.

The Evil Orange Man must be forcing these poor souls to consume mind-altering drugs. I can think of no other rational explanation for such abnormal behavior.

Even more distressing, our flight out of LaGuardia departed on time – American Airlines must now be under military control – and landed at DFW safely and…well, it landed early.  I repeat: THE FLIGHT LANDED EARLY.  Madness.

As if to emphasize the abnormality of the situation, we were only forced to wait 5 minutes for our baggage to arrive in the Baggage Claims area, where airline personnel on-site were again oddly helpful and even – dare I say it? – cheerful. Several even looked at me and said “happy holidays” and “Merry Christmas.” Obviously code of some sort, though for what, I have no idea.

Back in Texas, the massive impacts of this Government Shutdown are even more readily apparent than they were in the Big Apple.

This morning, the streets of Northern Texas are almost deserted. Not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. Last night I noted that most houses had hundreds of tiny security lights strung across their facades, with many even lighting up their shrubs and trees.

Also – and note this because it is obviously important – many people had inflated strange-looking statues of creatures resembling reindeer, snowmen, angels, bearded men in robes and even a woman holding a tiny baby in what looks for all the world like a manger, complete with sheep and cattle lowing in their front yards.

I can only assume all of this is done in some superstitious effort to ward off the hoards of Government Shutdown Zombies that CNN and Rachel Maddow keep telling us will soon be invading every city in the nation unless the Evil Orange Man relents on his quest to build his evil wall.

I close this report by recounting an extremely odd experience I had in my own house at 3:00 this morning.  I awoke to a loud thump! on my roof. Footsteps followed, along with the incessant ringing of tiny little bells. Paralyzed with fear, I lay in my bed for what seemed an eternity, awaiting the next sound.

It came in the form of something very large and very jiggly squeezing its way down our living room chimney. Next came a series of quiet thumps, then a very jolly voice quietly saying “ho-ho-ho” – I swear it said “ho-ho-ho” – and then the sounds of the very large and jiggly thing squeezing its way back up the chimney.

Finally, the voice shouted out a series of names, of which I caught only a few: Dasher! Dancer! Vixen!  Seriously, what kind of names are those?  Could they be Russian?  Could this be just one more part of the Evil Orange Man’s Collusion with Putin?

What sounded like the clatter of a large number of hooves followed – along with that incessant ringing of tiny bells – before it all faded into the distance.

Once I was certain things were safe, I made my way into our living room. There I found a tree – an evergreen – all lit with tiny white lights.  And beneath it lie a number of boxes wrapped in brightly-colored paper, with bows and ribbons around it. I have no explanation for this anomaly, but assume it can only be a part of the Evil Orange Man’s plan.

My best guess:  The jolly man I heard last night was the leader of the vanguard of the coming Government Shutdown Zombie invasion, and “ho-ho-ho” is their battle cry. The boxes?  Obviously filled with bombs.  We will be evacuating our home shortly.

It won’t be long now. I will continue to report in for as long as I last. Oh, the humanity.

That is all.

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Government Shutdown, Day II: Still Alive in New York City

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Government Shutdown, Day II: Still alive in New York City.

The sun still rose over Central Park (see photo for proof). Elevators in our hotel still function. Breakfast buffet still had sausages to piss off the vegans staying here. Local news reports that airline flights still taking off from La Guardia, JFK and Newark despite rampant rumors that air traffic controllers and Homeland Security have been shut down (hint: they haven’t been).

Streets devoid of sirens of hundreds of ambulances taking dying citizens to hospitals due to shutdown. Hospitals still actually open despite shutdown rumors. But the streets remain filled with yellow cabs staffed by extremely rude and often completely lost drivers who speak English as a third language. Times Square still filled with freaks in cartoon character costumes trying to rob you of your money. The guys in those pedicabs now charging $7 per minute (yes, per MINUTE!). Despite the Government Shutdown, the gaudy signs in the Square remain so brightly lit they can be spotted by all those aliens who hang out in the vicinity of Orion’s Belt.

Situation oddly normal.

That is all.

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Government Shutdown – Trump Needs to Hold Firm This Time

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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.

That is all.

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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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