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Why Trump’s Sanctuary City Plan has Democrats so Enraged

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

Prepare for exploding Democrat heads all weekend long. – Smelling a golden opportunity handed to him by the Washington Post yesterday to keep an issue very favorable to him alive at the top of the news cycle this weekend, President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three glorious words) continued to push a plan to place all these tens of thousands of illegal aliens invading our Southern border into Democrat-run sanctuary cities with this tweet late Friday evening:

Given the left’s obsession with the President’s Twitter account, this single message alone most likely ensures that this topic will be first up on every Sunday morning fake news program. Regardless of how viciously the liberal talking heads attack President Trump on the issue, this will in fact amount to about five hours of free, favorable air time for the President and cause him to rise in the polls as a result. President Trump knows this, I know this, you know this, but it seems as if the vapid, TDS-enraged Democrats and their media co-conspirators will never figure it all out. I’m cool with that.

It’s important to understand why the Democrats and the fake news media are so enraged by this plan. The President may or may not be serious about it – that remains up in the air – but that really doesn’t much matter in the grand scheme of things. From the perspective of both President Trump and the Democrat leadership, it’s the simple fact of having the public debate over this idea that really matters, for a couple of big reasons.

I discussed one reason in last night’s Evening Campaign Update: The Democrats hate being forced to engage in this public discussion for the simple fact that it exposes the ultimate end game of their “sanctuary city” sham. Democrat mayors in Democrat-run cities from coast to coast have spent the last several years refusing to cooperate with ICE and other federal law enforcement agencies in a very organized effort to protect criminal illegal aliens who they view as ripe prospects for illegal voting in the near term. In the longer term, the Democrats hope these illegals will ultimately receive some sort of blanket amnesty and become a big, new voting bloc for their party.

Democrats don’t care if these criminal aliens are murderers or rapists – they truly don’t care. All they see and care about is potential votes, whether legal or illegal, because the overriding goal of the Democrat Party since the elevation of the Clintons has been simple: The acquisition and maintenance of political power.

Their problem with this public debate is that the President’s proposal makes all kinds of sense to anyone who is able to reason logically. This of course excludes mind-numbed Democrat voters, but they only make up about a third of the adult population. What frightens the Democrats and media so much is that independent voters are by and large able to reason logically, so when they hear this proposal, most of them think, “Ok, makes sense to me.” They then marvel that any Democrat politician, like San Fran Nan, whose own home city has been protecting murderers and rapists for over a decade now, would oppose it.

Oh, my, Democrats can’t have that, now, can they?

All of which leads to the second reason why the Democrats are so enraged by this plan: Because it negates their own long-term plan for placement of millions of illegal aliens into Republican and/or battleground states.

Starting in the Clinton Administration, the Democrat plan has been to keep as many illegals as possible in border “red” states like Texas and Arizona, so that when their longed-for amnesty comes about, those “red” states will suddenly turn into “blue” states. During the Obama years, that plan was broadened to include putting thousands of illegals onto planes and buses and shipping them to other “red” or borderline states like Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Colorado and Wisconsin for the same political ends.

They have almost gotten to critical mass now at which a blanket amnesty would in fact render all of those states – with the possible exception of Texas – as permanent Democrat states, making it virtually impossible for the GOP to ever elect another president.

This has been the long-term plan of the Democrat Party for a quarter of a century now. They cannot possibly conduct an honest public debate on the merits, so their immediate response is what we have seen: Have national Dems like Pelosi and Schumer and Beto and Mayor Pete demonize the President for his supposed “cruelty” in using all of these “innocent” illegals as “political pawns”, while the Democrat mayors of those sanctuary cities issue pious statements claiming that they would welcome such an influx into their already bankrupt towns as they pray to whatever god they might worship that it never happens.

Apparently, when President Trump broached this concept at a recent White House meeting a few weeks ago, it was quickly scuttled by then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and her department’s lawyers. Nielsen simply lacked the intestinal fortitude to do what is necessary to stem this border invasion.

Kevin MacAleenan is now the acting Secretary of DHS. We may well find out very soon whether or not he has the stomach for the battle or not. This plan makes all kinds of good sense – which is why the Democrats and media are so outraged by it – and should be pursued by the President and his Administration in a very public and aggressive way.

Fill those sanctuary cities up with these invaders, Mr. Trump. Let the Democrats take full responsibility for their irrational sanctuary rhetoric. It will be a good lesson for all concerned.

That is all.

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Rudy Giuliani Drops a big bad Bomb, Media Pretends not to Notice

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

When Donald Trump tweets, people listen. – Let’s just start this one off right with a couple of hilariously on-point missives from his Twitter feed this morning:

For those wondering what’s prompting the President’s ire, the famously pro-open borders Koch Brothers have recently been threatening to offer financial support to Democrats in certain congressional races where the Republicans have Trump’s endorsement.  Charles Koch, speaking to the media over the weekend, said “I don’t care what initials are in front or after somebody’s name.”

To emphasize their point, leaders of the Kochs’ campaign funding organization, Americans for Prosperity, announced that they will not support Republican Kevin Cramer in his effort to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Heidi Heitcamp in North Dakota.

Tim Phillips, head of AFP, told the group’s meeting that “He’s not leading on the issues this country needs leadership most right now,” specifically citing spending and trade, where the Kochs hate the President’s efforts to renegotiate all the nation’s terrible trade deals. “If Cramer doesn’t step up to lead, that makes it hard to support him.”

Thus, the Koch brothers, who have spent the last 20 years being heinously vilified by the despicable political left and our fake news media, suddenly find themselves becoming the left’s new political darlings.  Funny how that works.

They should be careful, though.  The President is correct when he says that he has “beaten them at every turn,” one of the main reasons why he holds the most powerful office in the world.  The Kochs’ new allies on the political left hold no such power or anything close to it.  Food for thought.

She finally found a place where she truly fits in. – Just wanted to share this hilarious meme found on Twitter yesterday:

Oh, hey, there’s another Trump tweet:

When you think about Mexico, envision the South Side of Chicago spread over an entire country 2/3rds the size of the continental United States.  That’s what we have on our Southern border today, and the Democrat Party and the Koch brothers couldn’t care less.  As the President would say:  #Sad!

Wait.  Rudy just said what??? – So, we had two items of news on Monday that most likely did not mean anything like what your fake news media said they meant.

First was the news that New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger rushed over the White House on Sunday to meet with President Trump about his ongoing targeting of the Times and other news outlets as “fake news” and “enemies of the people.”

Second were two interviews given by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, in which the ex- New York City Mayor said many things, but the one thing the fake media focused on was Guiliani’s repeated statement that “collusion is not a crime.”  Interestingly, the first Giuliani interview took place in real time with the Sulzberger meeting at the White House.

I’m going to tell you that the media’s focus on Giuliani’s “collusion is not a crime” contention is simply a diversion tactic from what’s really going on here.  Prominent people have been making that very point for more than a year now, including constitutional scholars like Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz and George Washington University Law Prof. Jonathan Turley.  It is simple fact that the word “collusion” does not appear anywhere in the U.S. criminal code.  Period, end of discussion.

Thus, all the fake media focus on that specific statement by Rudy is an obvious dodge, meant to deflect public attention away from the truly astounding bit of information that America’s Mayor tossed out as casually as could be:  that the weaselly ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen made a habit of recording his conversations with prominent people in the fake news media throughout 2016 and 2017, and “dozens” of recordings of said conversations are now in the hands of the Justice Department.

More to the point, those recordings were also all shared with the President and his lawyers in recent weeks as they deliberated over whether or not to waive executive privilege for their use against Cohen, which they ultimately did.

But it gets better.

In a second interview with the eternally dim CNN fake host Alisyn Camerota Monday morning, Rudy expanded the universe of those recordings to include Cohen conversations not just with reporters, but with “media executives”!

Uh, ‘executives’ like Arthur Sulzberger, the Publisher of the New York Times, as an example?

Gulp.

Still think Sulzberger was at the White House Sunday morning to talk about presidential tweets?  I don’t.

Just another day in panicked, deflecting fake news media America.

That is all.

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Actual Vote: Just 10% of Democrats Support Our Law Enforcement Officials

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Today’s news from California.  Oh, my. – A scheme to infest the U.S. Congress with an additional four nitwit senators from California by splitting the state into three parts was slapped down by the California Supreme Court on Wednesday:

The court said in an en banc decision Wednesday that “significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity” and that “the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm in delaying the proposition to a future election.”

So, the Republic is safe for now, though the insidious proposal will almost certainly come up again in 2 years, and 2 years after that, and 2 years after that…

Meanwhile, just in case some of you agree with former FBI Director and current teenage drama queen James Comey that we can trust the Democrat Party to protect our nation, the Democrats in San Francisco began handing out voter registration cards to illegal immigrants on Monday.  City officials claim that this is just to allow parents who have kids in the public school to vote in school elections, but no one really believes that.  No word yet on whether California Democrats will send activists over to Tehran and start registering the Mullahs, too, but it seems just a matter of time.

Also in San Francisco, in case you missed it late last week, new Mayor London Breed (yes, that’s her name) told the media that her city is full of, well, poop.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up – who could?

“I will say there is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here,” Breed said.  “That is a huge problem and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans.”

Oh, that.

The Mayor’s solution to the problem?  You can’t make that up, either:  She proposes to “educate” the city’s massive and growing population of homeless people to “clean up after themselves.”

Somehow, I don’t think this is going to end well.

Here’s an idea:  How about we replace that whole “3 state” idea with that “CalExit” ballot measure that would allow Californians to vote to secede, and put it on a fast track?  Our country would be much safer – and far less poopy – if we got that one done.

Your Democrats in Action! Part I – With their whole “A Better Deal” slogan having come up a crapper (sorry, I still have California on my mind) with the voters, House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a new, improved and highly poll-tested tag for their mid-term election campaigns:  “For The People.”

Yeah!  All right!  Man, is that inspiring, or what?

Wait, though.  For ‘which’ people?  For the illegal immigrants in San Francisco?  Those people?  For the MS-13 gang members, in who San Fran Nan Pelosi sees “the spark of divinity”?  Those people?  For the felons whose voting rights Democrats are working to restore all over the country, because they know most of them will vote Democrat?  Those people?  Which people?

I can’t help wondering if any member of the House Democrat Caucus thought through the implications of the fact that the most logical abbreviation of their new, inspiring slogan happens to be “F the People,” which, of course, is how Democrats feel about all of us actual non-felon American citizens and anyone living out here in Flyover Country.

Probably not.  That’s why they’re Democrats.

Your Democrats in Action!  Part II –  As a part of their recent massive expression of hysterical outrage and virtue signaling over the fake border “crisis”, several congressional Democrats co-sponsored a bill that would abolish ICE, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, even though ICE has literally nothing to do with the manner in which illegal aliens are housed in border detention facilities.

Seeing an opportunity to make a political point, House GOP leaders first decided to bring the Democrat bill quickly to the floor for a vote, so every Democrat would have to go on record as either supporting or not supporting the irrational, illiterate desires of their vapid anti-American voter base.  Naturally, the Democrat sponsors of the legislation panicked and pulled their proposal.

So the GOP leaders came with a proposal of their own yesterday, a simple resolution of support for the “officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”  A no-brainer for any patriotic American who actually supports our law enforcement officials, right?  Right.

Not exactly, since just 18 Democrats voted in favor of this resolution, roughly 10% of the total Democrat members of the House, with 13 actually voting against it.  At least those 13 had the guts to vote how they really feel about it.  Another 133 Democrats simply voted “present”, the most cowardly act any member of congress can take on any piece of legislation.

And, as so often happens, President Trump tweeted on this very subject as I was typing this piece:

Spooky how he does that, huh?

So, to be clear, just 10% of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, when it comes down to actually casting a vote – the clearest way for any policymaker to express his or her true views – support our federal law enforcement officials.  Put that in your pocket to be whipped out next time some social justice warrior accuses you of treason for criticizing the outright seditionists who remain in the FBI.

Just another day in Democrats hate law enforcement America.

That is all.

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For the Democrats, Riots are now an Accepted Political Strategy

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Maxine Waters riot-incitement formula:

First, go out on a Saturday and use inflammatory language designed to encourage leftist violence against the President of the United States, his staff and his supporters.

Second, make a series of TV appearances in which you use the same inflammatory language while denying you’re using inflammatory language – no worries, you know the fake interviewers will just go along.

Third, make false claims of receiving life-threatening emails and letters from a bunch of the President’s supporters.

Fourth, cancel a couple of fundraisers in far-away states on the false claim that you’re the one being threatened.

Finally, go out the next Saturday and start the process all over again, which is what Mad Maxine did yesterday at one of the staged “abolish ICE!” rallies in Los Angeles.

This is pure Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals 101.

And hey, the Braying Buffoon got her wish yesterday, as a full-blown riot incited by her pals in the fascist Antifa group took place on the streets of Portland, Oregon.  Films clearly show a counter-demonstration by the Patriot Prayers group walking peacefully down a street, and black-masked Antifa thugs – funded by George Soros and your Democrat Party – pelting the group with eggs, rocks and no telling what else.

Finally, when one of the thugs lobbed some sort of fireworks into the Patriot Prayers group – injuring at least one – the demonstrators reacted and a full-blown riot began.  Portland authorities and the fake news media did their best to blame the peaceful “right-wing” demonstrators – who, unlike the Antifa thugs, actually had a city-issued permit to stage their rally – but the film is clear and unambiguous.

This is just the first of what will become many, many more riots to come this summer and fall, because the reality is that one of our two major political parties is tacitly endorsing the behavior, and even helping to fund it.  This is the manifestation of the frustration within a political party that was, just a decade ago, the clear majority political party in this country and is now, after the radicalization led by Barack Obama, a small, regional party isolated in coastal areas and a handful of large cities out here in Flyover Country.

Not so long ago, this was a party that knew how to win elections.  More than anything else, what Obama did to the Democrat Party was to “transform” it into a pack of spoiled children who no longer “feel like” (because with spoiled children, everything is about “feelings”) they should have to win elections, because having power is somehow their entitlement.

When spoiled, entitled children become frustrated, they lash out, and that’s what the Democrat Party and its radical leftist support base is doing right now.  They know they’re losing in the public arena of ideas, they see their “blue wave” to which their fake news media made them feel entitled during the winter and spring slipping away, and they’re tossing a tantrum at the prospect of yet another looming Election Day on which they do not get their way.

As Election Day approaches and the scope of their coming defeat begins to become increasingly manifest, the tantrums will only grow more extreme and violent, because there are no adults in the Democrat Party anymore, no authority figures to send the acting-out children to sit in a corner for a little “time out” period.  That became crystal clear 20 months ago when, as Antifa and other Soros-funded leftist groups staged riots and violent acts all over the country in the wake of the election, not one Democrat Party authority figure had the personal integrity to speak out against them.

All it would have taken back in November/December of 2016 would have been for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton to make a call for cooler heads to prevail, and it would have all been nipped in the bud.  Instead, they and every other “leader” in the Democrat Party simply signed themselves up as a part of the “resistance” and put the black-masked Antifa thugs essentially in charge of their party’s prospects for 2018 and beyond.

Because this is not an organic movement, it is a strategy.  Many of you may remember that, just a few days after Election Day 2016, the leaders of the Democrat Party held a three-day summit meeting with Mr. Soros and other major Democrat funders to develop a post-election disaster strategy for the coming four years.  The headline of the story summarizing this summit in Politico is prophetic:  “Soros bands with donors to resist Trump, ‘take back power'”.  Thus, their focus shifted from winning elections to devising ways to “take back power.”

The Democrats will never condemn the violence of Antifa and other leftist agitators because they literally invented them and fund them.  They’re all part of the “resistance,” which is not an organic movement, but a strategy.

Never forget that as you watch what is about to unfold on our nation’s streets over the next four months.  Never forget.

Just another day in the Democrat Party is public enemy number one America.

That is all.

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The Democrat Party is Self-Destructing

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Well, yes, because she hasn’t uttered an un-scripted word in public in 30 years. – The Pantsuit Princess was over in jolly old England on Friday, making herself a nuisance to the Brits for a change.  At one point, she recited a line someone had written for her comparing herself to …wait for it…Winston Churchill!  Yes, THAT Winston Churchill.  Here’s the line:

“I’m sure they said that about Churchill between the wars, didn’t they?  I mean, I’m not comparing myself (oh, no, perish the thought!), but I’m just saying people said that, but he was right about Hitler, and a lot of people in England were wrong. And Churchill was a pain. He kept popping up all the time.”

See how she did that?  She not only equates herself to the greatest conservative figure in British history, but also gets in the shameful “Trump = Hitler” dig.  Her scriptwriters are obviously working overtime.

Unfortunately for the Fainting Felon, the British press is a little quicker on the uptake than the 2 digit IQ U.S. media, and a reporter for the U.K. Guardian hilariously notes that the Coughing Crook made the Churchill reference “a fraction too quickly for the line to sound spontaneous.”

You don’t say, my good man.

Hey, if you’re doomed to lose an election, might as well make it a complete bloodbath, right? – Hey, remember when every liberal/leftist/progressive/socialist/communist Democrat in America was telling all of us that criticizing a federal law enforcement agency was tantamount to treason?  Yeah, what was that, last week?

Well, this is this week, and now the Democrats are not only criticizing a federal law enforcement agency – ICE – they’re equating the agency to nothing but a bunch of …wait for it…Nazis (don’t they have anything else?) and now pushing bills to eliminate the agency entirely.  Man, did that escalate quickly, or what?

Yes, friends, the same bunch of lying circus clowns who told you that one must never utter a word of criticism against the utterly-corrupted FBI lest you be accused of being a traitor to your nation are now pushing actual legislation to eliminate the federal agency that plays the main role in apprehending MS-13 gang members and guess what else?  Child traffickers.

That’s the agency the Democrats want to eliminate, the one that has been responsible for a 400% increase in apprehension of child traffickers over the 18 months since Donald Trump became President.  Let that sink in.

November is going to be a Red Tsunami.

Don’t believe me?  President Trump understands what a powerful issue this will be for Republican congressional candidates.  As I was compiling this piece early Saturday morning, the POTUS issued the following Tweets on the subject:

Today, to top it all off for the Democrats, their professional radical agitator community is staging anti-ICE, pro-open borders demonstrations in hundreds of cities and towns all across the country.  Of course, the two senators who have come out in favor of eliminating ICE – Kirsten Gillebrand and Kamala Harris – are both running for President in 2020, and they obviously believe the best way to win the nomination is to pander to the Democrat Party’s most radical faction.

No word yet from either on how they plan to move to the middle for the general election after they spend a year sucking up to MS-13 and the nation’s child molester communities, but we can be sure they have a plan that involves copious amounts of lying, because that’s what leftwing politicians always fall back on when all else fails.

My goodness.

Hey, about that Supreme Court vacancy… – But make no mistake, the immigration issue is not the Democrats’ only death-spiral issue for the midterm elections this year – they also appear intent to commit self-immolation over the vacancy on the supreme court that exists due to Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.  For the Democrats, this vacancy is about what all supreme court nominations in the last 45 years have been about:  The fall-on-your-sword defense of the most baseless supreme court decision in American history, 1973’s Roe v. Wade.

This is terrible for the Democrats for one main reason:  it will turn off many of the middle-to-upper-class, suburban mothers with whom their party has made significant in-roads over the last few election cycles.  Yes, they used the same strategy to oppose Neil Gorsuch, but that fight was in mid-2017, long enough ago to have faded from the memories of most of this crucial voter faction.

Now, the Democrats are going to be using all of their harsh “kill babies at all costs at all times” rhetoric bare weeks before Election Day, making speech after speech and TV appearance after TV appearance parroting their pro-abortion talking points.  All to keep in place a decision that has no real foundation in the Constitution, and which has been the single most divisive decision in the Court’s history.

They’re going to do all of that because their radical voter base demands it, but these suburban women are not leftist radicals.  They’re moms with little kids running around the house, kids to whom they gave birth and love with all their hearts.  When they witness the radical, often violent demonstrations coming to our nation’s streets this summer and fall, many of them are going to be turned completely off and decide to either stay at home or vote for the Republican candidate because they can’t stand to support that kind of depravity.

President Trump announced yesterday that he has narrowed his field of candidates for the nomination to five judges – three men and two women – and will make his announcement on July 9.  He’s not going to waste any time here because, as with the ICE issue, he understands what a winner it is for him and his political party.

The Democrats, as usual, appear to be clueless.  And that’s how we like them.

Just another day in the Democrat Party is self-destructing America.

That is all.

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Georgia Republicans’ Show of Spine is Giving Delta a Case of the Blues

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – President Donald Trump’s public approval rating in the Rasmussen Survey is now 50%, seven percent higher than the rating in the same poll for Barack Obama on the same date in his second term in office.  This should not be surprising, given that Obama at that time was having to defend the Obamacare bill, which would take hundreds of billions of dollars away from working Americans, while Trump is currently promoting the Trump tax cuts, which give hundreds of billions of dollars back to working Americans.  Funny how that works, huh?

Democrats in action. – ICE agents were able to round up 150 illegal aliens in the Oakland area on Tuesday, in a roundup of known lawbreakers.  An ICE spokesman estimated that about 850 more known criminals were able to evade the roundup, blaming at least some of those escapes on Oakland’s nitwit Mayor, Libby Schaff, who issued a warning to the criminals to head for the hills on Monday.  This intentional effort to ensure that known criminals remain at large among her city’s population is what leftwingers like Schaff refer to as “protecting the people.”

More Democrats in action. – Bizarre Barbra Streisand told Variety that she had her dog cloned.  Hey, as long as nobody clones Barb, I got no problem with that.

Still more Democrats in action. – U.S. Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy was horrified by the Korean tradition of eating dogs, saying that “Dogs are friends, not food.”  So the skier admirably decided to engage in a little symbolism of his feelings, adopting a puppy from one of the country’s thousands of food dog kennels.  Amerian social justice warriors, upon learning of Kenworthy’s compassionate rescue of the little puppy, reacted very predictably:  They screamed that he is engaging in “cultural colonialism” and hammered him on social media.  Because this is what SJWs do.

He’s been a real bug-eyed bonanza for CNN and MSNBC. – The Daily Caller reports that California Congressman Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has now given a phenomenal 227 TV interviews since President Trump took office less than 14 months ago.  According to information compiled by the Republican National Committee, this means that Schiff has been on television more than 26 hours since last January 20.  For all you Millenials out there, that is twice as long as a full season of Game of Thrones.

Speaking of Mr. Schiff, it appears he may be delegating his long-time role as official leaker for the Democrats on the House Intel Committee.  When White House Communications Director Hope Hicks refused to answer certain questions related to the presidential transition process – which the Administration considers to be privileged – in testimony before the committee in closed session on Tuesday, that fact was leaked to the media before her testimony was over by Illinois Democrat Mike Quigley.  So perhaps Schiff has decided to share his leaky wealth.

Delta Airlines has gotten itself into a real pickle down in Georgia.  After Delta engaged in a round of corporate virtue signaling late last week, cancelling a long-time discount ticket arrangement for members of the NRA, the Georgia Senate took up a bill that would retaliate by cancelling property tax exemptions Delta enjoys at its Corporate headquarters in the state.  Delta officials spent all day Tuesday scrambling for a way to retain both their virtue signaling posture and their tax breaks, but thus far the state’s Republican officials are holding firm.

This action by the Republicans in the state is something that would have never taken place in the past.  Up until this time, timid Republicans just sat by and took insults like Delta’s action against the NRA meekly, hoping that, by remaining quiet and hunkered down under their desks, they could avoid any negative attention from the hostile fake news media.  But this is the age of Trump, and Republicans are finally learning from the President that they can win with the public by taking bold, principled stands.  It’s really sad that it has taken until the year 2018 for a very unconventional President to teach Republicans that taking bold action to support your friends is actually smart politics, but hey, better late than never.

For its own part, the NRA issued a statement in which it said that actions such as that taken by Delta are a “shameful display of civic and political cowardice.”  Kind of like the actions of the Broward County Sheriff’s department during the Parkland school shootings.  Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Just another day in singin’ the Delta blues America.

That is all.

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On Jared Kushner, Whose Anonymous Sources Are We To Believe?

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Anonymous sources everywhere, but never a one to believe.:  Fox News reports this morning that an anonymous source “familiar with the situation” has told their reporter that Jared Kushner did not in fact raise the idea of opening a back channel of communication with Russian officials last December, contrary to all the fake reports all over the fake news media the last few days, reports that were also based solely on anonymous sources.  The subject was, according to Fox’s anonymous source, actually broached by Russian officials, and would have resulted in a single telephone conversation regarding the Obama Administration’s atrocious, utter failure of a Syria policy, not a permanent back channel, as the NYTimes and WaPo have claimed.  So whose anonymous source is to be believed – the ones that resulted in the Weekly World News-like, sensationalist reports in the Times and Post, or the one that results in what sounds like a far more likely scenario at Fox News?  In today’s America, the lines of belief will no doubt break down largely along partisan lines.
  • Today’s Required Reading.:  Kurt Schlichter pens a fantastic piece at Townhall.com titled, “Liberals Are Shocked To Find We’re Starting To Hate Them Right Back.”  Seriously, just read it.  You’ll be glad you did.
  • That’s the way it has always been for communists in America.:  In a rare bit of real news at its site,  Politico has a report out about how tough it is for Bernie Sanders supporters these days, as it seems that his supporters are finding it darn near impossible to capture actual levers of power, even within the commie-friendly confines of the Democrat Party.  Gosh, I just feel so, so bad for these people, victims as they are of their own brand of nitwittery.
  • Still prosecuting the last war after all these years…:  Terry Frei, a sports reporter for the Denver Post, was fired within two hours of the end of the Indy 500, after he tweeted that he is “uncomfortable” that a Japanese driver had won the race on Memorial Day.  Some will moan about the Post’s cow-towing to the Gods of political correctness, but dang, man, World War II ended 72 years ago. Can’t we all just get along at long last?  Holy cow.
  • But hey, WWIII could be just around the corner, if John McCain gets his way.:  The Senator From The News Media, in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Company, said that “[Vladimir] Putin is a bigger threat than ISIS.”  The tirelessly warmongering Senator was unfortunately not asked by the interviewer where he would place himself in that same ranking, but most informed observers would put him way up there.
  • That escalated quickly.:  When Texas Republican state representative Matt Rinaldi called ICE after he was threatened by some in a very large and loud group of pro-sanctuary city protesters who had gathered in the state capitol building while the legislature was in session, Democratic state rep. Pancho Navarez threatened to kill him.  This is what the Democrat Party of today refers to as peaceful debate of the issues.
  • Meanwhile, in the realm of winning…:  While the Democrats and the fake news media continue their tireless efforts to distract the American people from reality, the Trump Administration keeps on winning, systematically erasing huge chunks of the Obama “legacy”, such as it is.  This includes progress on building the promised wall along the southern border, where, as the DC Examiner reports, planning is well underway, contracts are being bid out, and there is, despite fake media reports to the contrary, plenty of money in the budget to start construction.

Just another day in fake news media America.

That is all.

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Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 5.12.2017

  • Tired of winning yet?  Part I.:   Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported on Thursday that its recent sweeps have resulted in the rounding up of more than 1,300 members of Mexican drug and human trafficking gangs.  The main talking point the Democrats and fake reporters in the fake news media were able to agree on was to focus on the fact that more than 800 of those arrested were U.S. citizens, as if anyone with functioning synapses in their cranial cavities gives a flying rat’s ass.
  • Tired of winning yet?  Part II.:  The Labor Department reports that new unemployment claims for the most recent reporting period fell to their lowest level since 1988.  1988, of course, was the last time we had a President of the United States who was not an integral part of the Washington, D.C. establishment.  Coincidence?
  • But the current President is getting bad, bad advice, and needs to shake up his communications team.:  During an interview with the sitting President of the United States on Thursday, NBC fake news anchor Lester Holt – the man with the highest forehead on the face of God’s green earth – chose to rudely interrupt Mr. Trump and repeat questions constantly in what was one of the most disrespectful interviews of any president in history.  Unfortunately, President Trump chose to sit calmly through the badgering without pushing back, something he certainly would not have done during the campaign.  This is an indication that he is taking advice from his establishment communications advisers, who are no doubt telling him that if he just plays nice with these fake journalists, they will eventually start playing nicer with him.
  • This is exactly the wrong advice for this particular President to accept.:  Donald Trump was elected largely because he refused to play nice with the fake news media, who have treated him as a political freak since the day he announced his candidacy.  He was elected because he was singularly unafraid of the fake news media, and he gave bombastic press conferences like the one he gave so well back in February.  That is the model of press engagement he should be following, not this model of trying to have calm, sit-down interviews with the preening, self-absorbed jack-asses who fake the nightly news.
  • But the people he has around him are all scared to death of the fake news media.:  They are all telling the President that if he doesn’t play nice with the Lester Holts of the world, why, he will get negative press.  And that tells you that they simply have no clue why Mr. Trump won the election in the first place, which was largely because he gets nothing but negative press.  Unfortunately, Mr. Trump is now making the same mistakes in this regard that every Republican president in modern times – with the exception of Ronald Reagan at times  – has made, accepting advice from communications advisers that is designed to work for Democrats, not Republicans.  It’s the only model these advisers know to teach, and it never works for Republican politicians.
  • President Trump desperately needs to fire most of his communications team, or move them into other jobs, and bring in new people who understand him personally.:  He needs to bring in people like Laura Ingraham, or Kimberly Guilfoyle of Fox News, both of whom have been rumored as potential senior communications advisers in the past, and both of whom clearly understand him as a person and as a political figure, and who would be loyal to the President.  A big shake-up needs to happen, and it needs to happen soon.
  • Here’s what he needed to do with Lester Holt yesterday.:  About the third time Holt interrupted him, he should have simply told Holt that he could either quit interrupting and show proper respect for the office he holds, or the interview would be terminated.  And then the next time Holt interrupted, he should have simply ended the interview.  Why?  Because instinctively, that’s what Donald Trump would do.  And Donald Trump, not these pathetic advisers, is who the American people elected to serve as President.  This is not rocket science.

Just another day in Fake News Media America.

That is all.

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