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The Week in Review: WINNING. Sooooo Much Winning.

The Campaign Update Week in Review
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this #WINNING yet? – Late Friday evening, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the absurd lower court ruling by an Obama-appointed judge denying the President his clear constitutional authority to redirect unused funds from the military budget towards the building of the wall along our southern border. Let us never forget that the building of that wall was fully authorized by the U.S. Congress during both the Bush and Obama administrations, and those bi-partisan bills were signed into law by those two ex-presidents.

For now, $2.5 billion in funding is freed-up to begin construction on at least 100 miles of new border wall, although the ACLU, in its never-ending efforts to obstruct everything the Trump Administration does, vowed to move to accelerate a separate case it has pending before the ever-reliable 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Thus, the shameful, un-American Lawfare effort set up by the Obama Administration in its waning days will continue in this case.

Tired of all this WINNING yet? Part II. – It has been a week of extraordinary WINNING for President Donald Trump and his administration. Soooooo much winning that it’s seriously hard to know where to begin. Let’s look at a few of the more notable items, starting with the most obvious:

The Mueller Witch Hunt is now officially over and dead. – Try as the Democrats and fake news media might to pretend otherwise, Robert Mueller’s moribund, doddering appearance before two kangaroo court congressional committees this week ended any thought that his despicable investigation would provide some sort of roadmap to impeachment, as the DC Swamp had hoped it might. Oh, the Democrats will continue to pound on their lost arguments over “obstruction” and “collusion”, but those arguments have always been false and Mueller’s two-year effort failed to provide them any foundation in reality.

Because our news media is such a Dumpster Fire of Fake, it takes the public awhile to catch on, but a clear majority now are sick and tired of the entire charade and the needle continues to move in the direction of truth. So this ugly chapter in our nation’s history – brought to us by the Democrat Party and its media toadies – is effectively over.

New record highs in the stock markets. – Despite the best efforts of the swamp snakes at the Fed to hold the economy down, this week saw a renewed surge in corporate earnings across the breadth and depth of the U.S. economy. That surge led to the setting of yet more record highs in all of the major stock indexes, benefiting the various types of retirement funds held by tens of millions of ordinary Americans.

Economic growth beat expectations. – Although it came in at an Obama-like 2.1%, U.S. GDP growth for the second quarter beat “expert” expectations by a significant margin, and the economy appears to be resurging after a slow April and May.

Cop abuse videos from New York City go viral. – As Democrat/Communist Mayor Bill DeBlasio runs around the country pursuing a vanity campaign for president, a series of videos emerged this week showing gangs of thugs in his city pelting police officers with water balloons, buckets of water and other objects, humiliating them as they cower and retreat in compliance with the Mayor’s orders. This idiotic, disgusting policy will inevitably lead to more and more aggression until police officers begin to be seriously injured or even killed. It is a repugnant display of cowardice and horrific leadership brought to America purely by Democrats.

The Squad is now fully in control of the House Democrat Caucus. – As her final action before fleeing the nation’s capital for her 6-week “August recess” (I’m old enough to remember when August only contained a little over 4 weeks) Pelosi felt compelled to hold a special meeting with the leader of The Squad, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That meeting produced this cringe-inducing image, as Pelosi’s pasted-on smile looks to be on the verge of melting off her plasticized face:

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Seriously, which one of these women appears to be actually happy, and which appears to be ready to claw the other one’s eyes out?  This is not a trick question. Having AOC and the other three raging anti-Semite Squad members fully in control of the House Democrat caucus is political nirvana for Donald Trump. These four spoiled, attention-seeking children’s antics will provide the President with a never-ending flow of fodder to toss back at the Democrats throughout his re-election campaign.

Bottom line: After the November, 2020 elections have come and gone, the President has been easily re-elected, and the GOP controls large majorities in both houses of congress, we will look back on this fourth week in July, 2019 as the week the tide fully turned.

The week was that good.

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Trump is a Master of the Twitter Art Form

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

Which “indigenous” people would those be, Senator? – Kirsten Gillibrand, who actually is running for president in 2020 even though pretty much no one but the fawning press appears to be aware of it, agreed with a leftist activist yesterday that a border wall is “absurd” because it “cuts off so many indigenous people.”

Which “indigenous” people would those be, I wonder? It certainly wouldn’t be the tens of thousands of mostly-male, military-age “asylum seekers” from Central and South America who now form the great preponderance of those illegally crossing our border with Mexico. Nor would it be most Mexican citizens, the vast majority of whom have zero ancestral claim of being a “native” of Texas, or any other southern state, although there are Mexican citizens who appear to have legitimate claims to ancestral lands in the U.S. today.

Could the Senator have been talking about the Karankawa people, a band of rather tall early Americans who inhabited the southern Texas gulf coast when the Spaniards first arrived in the 16th century? Probably not, given that these folks are widely believed to now be extinct.

To be fair, Gillibrand might possibly have been referring to the Tohono O’odham, who claim to have “resided in what is now southern and central Arizona and northern Mexico since time immemorial.” That claim may or may not be true, because there are no real records that would prove it, but it has been formally recognized by the U.S. government, which recognizes a “nation” that straddles 62 miles of the border with Mexico in Pima County, AZ. Maybe that’s who Gillibrand was talking about.

Or maybe, just maybe, she doesn’t have the slightest clue who she’s talking about, and she was simply reciting a talking point that had been written by someone else, a politically-correct platitude designed to show sympathy with some group of people to whom she hopes to appeal with her pandering. Yeah, that’s the odds-on favorite, since that’s what Democrat politicians do for a living.

*sigh*

I was going to write about other stuff, but this just happened while I was compiling this piece:

So much truth in that little 280 character message. And so much greatness.  Never stop tweeting, Mr. President.  Please never stop.

In all seriousness, I used to cringe at many of President Trump’s tweets. Some were unseemly, beneath the office of the presidency, I’d think, because my frame of reference has always been what would my political hero, Ronald Reagan, do, and he’d never do that. I mean, for God’s sake, at least have someone proofread the damn things so nothing’s misspelled, right? I’ve never taken a poll, but I’d imagine millions of fellow conservative thinkers in this country felt the same way for the same reason.

But at some point in early 2016 I realized that, as much as some of these little messages bugged me, they absolutely drive leftists and people in the fake news media nuts. Even better, they strike like Mike Tyson blows on the tiny brains of the whole #NeverTrump contingent, as all the Bill Kristols and David French go apoplectic over every omitted comma.

The reality is that Twitter remains the President’s most effective outlet for communicating over the heads of the fake news media. And even though they are by necessity brief, most of them convey humor and a variety of distinct thought processes.

The message above is hilarious, at least if you aren’t a fake journalist, mindless progressive or #NeverTrump nitwit. But think about the thoughts it conveys.

First, there are several shots at the fake news media, and its constant attacks on the President. The press has “never been more dishonest,” “no basis in fact,” “never even call…for verification.” Think about why these particular thoughts are at the top of Mr. Trump’s mind this morning. Might it be the fact that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas chose yesterday to call for the Court to reconsider the current construct of libel laws as they apply to public figures, specifically its 1964 ruling in New York Times v. Sullivan that made it virtually impossible for public figures to prove libel against a media outlet?

Yeah, it might be that.

Then there’s “Sadly, I kept many of them in business.” Which is unquestionably true. There are two reasons why, for example, both CNN and MSNBC have become little other than 24-hour Trump-bashing garbage receptacles: 1) because the fake journalists who work there have been given complete license to express their personal biases in every report they file, and 2) because Trump drives ratings. Before Trump came along, MSNBC was a pathetic also-ran in the nightly cable news ratings race. Now there are days when that channel actually challenges Fox News for the most viewers in certain times slots.

And finally, this magnificent tweet ends with the hilarious troll: “In six years, they all go BUST!” I could imagine heads exploding not only at the CNN and MSNBC headquarters, but in all the Democrat campaign offices as well. That seven-word sentence conveys not only the President’s knowledge that the fake media outlets rely on attacking him to drive ratings and readership, but also his confidence that the two-dozen or so Democrats who are lining up to run against him in 2020 are competing for the honor of being the next Democrat loooooooooooser.

Basically, when analyzing Trump’s tweets, we should act like we are on a visit to the Museum of Modern Art, which I love. That tweet – and so many of his others – is a work of art, if you just take a moment to analyze it and appreciate its beauty. Someone should transfer it to canvas, frame it, and hang it in a major gallery, alongside about 10,000 other of this President’s Twitter masterpieces.

Here’s to another 6 years of fun!

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

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fantastic.

Watch the full video here:

 

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The Week in Revew: Democrats/Media Shift Focus Away From Robert Mueller

The Campaign Update Week in Review

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

This was the week that the media/Democrat narrative mysteriously shifted away from Robert Mueller. After a couple of weeks of renewed, post-election focus on Mueller and his fake “investigation”, the media/Democrat axis of propaganda suddenly shifted to climate change, and then back to the border issue, and the 5,000-plus “migrants” from Central America overwhelming the infrastructure and public patience in Tijuana, Mexico.

This is very odd, since the Climate Scam is where the American Left always goes whenever it has run out of anything else to say. “Climate Change” is always their issue of last resort because of its nature as an ever-evolving set of theories that conveniently allow the scammer to blame literally anything that happens in our daily lives on “Climate Change”.

All those people fighting over cheap TVs at your local Wal-Mart on Black Friday? Climate Change. Riots happening in Paris, France? That’s not caused by tax protesters, it’s caused by Climate Change. Record, bitter cold across the midwest and northeast? Climate Change – never been cold up there before. Your car wouldn’t start yesterday morning? Climate Change. Brian Stelter’s disappearing hairline? Climate Change.

It’s all Climate Change all the time, and that’s why the Axis of Propaganda invariably ends up focusing on it for at least one week every year because all of their other fake narratives have come up a crapper.  Thus, this week, a week when it became increasingly obvious that Robert Mueller has a huge bag of nothing where President Trump is concerned and is continuing to systematically wrap up his 19-month witch hunt, the media and their Democrat masters fell back on their old, reliable fright tactic.

The fake news media has also been forced to report on migrant invasion happening at our Southern border after a couple of weeks of attempting to ignore a story that is hugely damaging to Democrat interests. With even the media now admitting that more than 75% of these giant “caravans” consist of military-aged males, many of whom are known violent gang members, and with President Donald Trump tweeting and talking about it each and every day, the post-election effort to simply ignore it became impossible to maintain.

There are reports this morning that several hundred of the migrant army in Tijuana will attempt to storm the border crossing there later today, so CNN will gladly report on that, hoping to get films of violence that are that fake news network’s stock in trade. Of course, CNN will only air any such video if it can spin the shots negatively against U.S. Border Patrol and military personnel who will be there to turn back the invasion.

Which is what this is.  An invasion.

Let’s go to the rest of this Week in Review:

  • It was the week that all the focus on Climate Change and the migrant invasion took preening CNN peacock Jim Acosta right out of the news cycle, and that was a glorious result. America needs more of this.
  • It was the week that Oklahoma beat West Virginia by a score of 59-56 in a college football game in which neither team’s defense apparently ever took the field of play.
  • It was the week that yet another Obama-appointed federal judge ruled that President Trump, as opposed to all other presidents in U.S. history, lacks the authority clearly given to him in the text of the U.S. Constitution.
  • It was the week that the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the man who twisted himself into legalistic knots in order to impose Obamacare on our populace, lied to the American public by claiming there is no difference between an “Obama judge” and the judges appointed by other presidents.  Shame, Justice Roberts, shame on you.
  • It was the week when the White House Correspondents Association ended the tradition of having a bad comedian speak at its annual Dinner, giving yet another win to Donald J. Trump.
  • It was the week that our fake news media invested tons of its air and print time once again trying to convince the American people to care about the killing of a radical Islamist blogger who used to go to dinner parties hosted by editors at the Washington Post. The effort failed. Again.
  • It was the week that President Trump correctly chose to refuse to destroy our country’s key strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia over the killing of a radical Islamist blogger who the Saudi government considered to be an enemy of the state.
  • It was the week that Broward County’s Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, having tried and failed to steal the state’s senate election for Democrat Bill Nelson and the governor’s election for Democrat Andrew Gillum, tendered her resignation in disgrace. Now, if there is still any justice left in Florida, she will be prosecuted.
  • It was the week that Democrats expressed their outrage at all the subsidies and tax breaks given by the states of New York and Virginia to secure the new Amazon regional headquarters sites, while in their next breath confirming their support for subsidies and tax breaks for solar and wind power and billionaire Elon Musk.  *sigh*
  • It was the week that British Prime Minister Theresa May took her “Brexit” deal to European Union headquarters, a deal that will essentially keep Britain under the EU’s despotic thumb. To no one’s surprise, the EU approved. Sellout is Theresa May’s middle name.
  • It was the week that French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron, barely a week removed from denouncing Donald Trump and populism at a summit conference in Paris, saw riots break out on the streets of Paris and his personal approval rating fall to below 20%.
  • Meanwhile, in America, it was the week that President Trump saw his approval rating in the daily Rasmussen survey tick up to 51% and stay there.

There’s a message in there somewhere – wonder if the Boy Prince of Paris can see it through all the smoke rising along the Champs Elysee’?

That is all.

 

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Week in Review: The Kavanaugh Battle is Won but the War Rages on

Today’s Campaign Update – Week in Review

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Well, the deal is done.  Every senator voted the way they had previously signaled they would today, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh will now become Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and there’s not a damn thing the Democrats, the fake news media or their George Soros-funded professional activist proxy groups can do about it.

But make no mistake about it: these depraved, demented and disgraceful Democrats and their willing tools in the U.S. news media are not going to go softly into that good night where this Supreme Court fight is concerned.  They fully expected their strategy here to work, that Kavanaugh would willingly pull himself from consideration when faced with an array of accusers leveling all sorts of false attacks on his character, his family and his life.  Surely, they believed, he would concede rather than put his family through such a trial by fire, and President Trump would be relieved to have him do so.

Boy, did they miscalculate.  President Trump is not a quitter, and neither, we discovered, is Brett Kavanaugh.  Even more, we also found out that Senate Republicans like Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell and even Susan Collins were no longer willing to just shrink away in the name of some fool’s notion of Senate “comity” and surrender like they had almost always done in the past.

But the Democrats will continue pounding on the Kavnaugh issue at least through Election Day, and will no doubt attempt to mount an impeachment fight should they end up gaining a majority in the House of Representatives.  Because for them, this is and always has been about nothing but preserving Roe v. Wade, the most baseless decision ever issued by the U.S. Supreme Court, in the law, and thus preserving abortion on demand.

Going into this fight, they really believed they could stop Kavanaugh, win a majority in the House and the Senate (which is not going to happen), and force President Trump nominate a compromise candidate for the seat, maybe even Merrick Garland.  They truly believed they could achieve this.  That’s how depraved their minds really are.

Now, they’ve lost on Kavanaugh, have basically no chance of winning a majority in the Senate, and see their advantage in House races rapidly slipping away. They also see that Ruth Bader Ginsberg can’t even hold her head up or get two cogent sentences out of her mouth anymore, meaning that if something radical is not done, the new 5-4 originalist advantage on the Court could soon become a 6-3 advantage, from which they could probably never recover.

So, being the soulless, demented ghouls that they are,  they will now attempt to make the mid-term elections a referendum on soon-to-be-Justice Kavanaugh and plan to mount an impeachment war on him should they win the House.  Thus, the battle is won, but the war goes on.

All that having been said, let’s get to the Campaign Update Week in Review, this time in the form of the week’s biggest losers and winners:

LOOOOOOOOOOOOSERS:

Chuck Schumer – The Senate Minority Leader said this in his speech on Saturday: “Let the confirmation process for Judge Kavanaugh be recorded as a sorry epilogue to the brazen theft of Justice Scalia’s seat.” The fact is that Senate Republicans blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination by following a precedent Schumer himself had loudly advocated, and were able to confirm Kavanaugh with just 50 votes thanks to the effort led by Schumer and Harry Reid to eliminate the filibuster on judicial nominations.  Little Chucky was hoist on his on petard, and it could not have happened to a nicer guy.

The Creepy Porn Lawyer – Came up with not one, but two “clients” whose claims were so outrageously false that even the fakenewsers at CNN and MSNBC did their best to ignore them.

The Fake News Media – The “reporting” on the Kavanaugh process was so despicably one-sided that the newsfakers even lost Morning Joe and Mika.  That’s quite an accomplishment.

Democrat Senate candidates in “Red” states – Heidi Heitcamp went to bed a week ago ahead in her race against Republican Kevin Cramer, and woke up Wednesday morning trailing by 12 points.  Claire McCaskill now finds herself down by 8 in Missouri.  Other Dems running in red states saw similar shifts in their poll numbers as normal Americans became increasingly enraged by their party’s obvious smear job on Kavanaugh.

Dianne Feinstein – Revealed herself to the entire nation as a snake who cannot be trusted with power.  GOP Senate candidates should be using her in their campaign ads.

Lisa Murkowski – Looked small and petty in her speech opposing Kavanaugh on absurdly flimsy grounds.  Set herself up to be primaried by a real Republican when she’s up for re-election in 2022.

Jeff Flake – for obvious reasons that I have previously detailed and really don’t want to talk about anymore.

Cory Booker – Turned himself into a running joke with his Spartacus moment.

Leftist Protesters – this tweet came across my feed as I was typing up this Review:

That’s just all kinds of awesome.

 

WINNERS:

The American People – The vote to confirm Kavanaugh is a victory for the presumption of innocence, the rights of the accused, the rules of evidence and just plain common sense.

Christine Ford – Yes, she’s been exposed as a mendacious fraud, a practiced liar who conspired with an array of lawyers, current and ex-FBI agents and despicable reporters to smear a good man, but Ms. Ford will clear $1.5 to $2 million from her various GoFundMe accounts and will now be elevated as a hero of the American left, a la Anita Hill. She’ll make millions in speaking fees, be awarded pretty much whatever political job she wants, and will no doubt be deified in a Hollywood film staring Meryl Streep within a year.

Lindsey Graham – As I detailed in the Campaign Update last Friday, Graham’s dramatic speech during the Ford/Kavanaugh hearing literally changed the course of history, and will forever change for the better the way he is regarded by the GOP voter base.

Susan Collins – Her speech on Friday was pitch perfect, soundly based in process, tradition and law, and will be remembered in the history books as the moment that sealed this deal.  She is up for re-election in 2020 in a state that is evenly divided on this matter, so her determination to do the right thing and give that speech was a true profile in political courage.

Mitch McConnell – His stewardship of the Senate process this week was glorious.  Made several floor speeches that demonstrated he has learned a lot from Donald Trump on how to deal forcefully with the Democrats and their media slaves.

[EDIT]  Chuck Grassley – How could I forget the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee?  Geez.  As a reader points out, “Notwithstanding your dislike of him supporting ethanol, you forgot Chuck Grassley in the winners list. He played a masterful game to even get it to the full senate for debate.”  True story.

Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump – for obvious reasons.

Oh, yeah, and the American economy – The unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, the lowest since 1969, a fact our despicable news media studiously ignored.

The Los Angeles Dodgers – have played four games this week, and given up just 2 runs, ringing up three shutouts.  Clayton Kershaw pitched such a great game Friday night that he received a standing ovation from Sandy Koufax.  It don’t get no better than that, folks.

The Texas Longhorns – My boys in Burnt Orange blew a 45-24 lead to the Oklahoma Sooners in a span of 7 minutes in the 4th quarter, then came back and kicked a field goal with 9 seconds remaining to eke out a 48-45 victory in the nation’s most intense college football rivalry.

God Bless America.

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Big Winners in the Kavanaugh Fight: The American Voters

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

 

Democrats Friday morning:  Believe the women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Normal people:  Ok, well, Susan Collins just spent an hour making a very compelling case for why Judge Kavanaugh should be confirmed, so…

Democrats Friday afternoon:  NO, NOT HER!!!! YOU CAN’T BELIEVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*sigh*…

 

What happens when the GOP surrender caucus doesn’t surrender? – You end up getting a Supreme Court justice confirmed.

Jeff Flake didn’t have much to say all day as he did a good job of avoiding protesters, reporters and presumably elevators, but Senator Susan Collins of Maine had much to say, and what she had to say clinched the vote in favor of confirmation.  It was a magnificent speech that laid out all the reasons why Judge Kavanaugh is supremely qualified for this role, and why his opponents had utterly failed to make any legitimate case against him.

Many who lack historic perspective called Collins’ speech a “throwback” to a time when the Senate was, as its traditionalists like to pretend, “the greatest deliberative body on earth,” but that is a lot of nonsense.  The truth is that the U.S. Senate has alway been a vile and nasty place filled with vile and nasty people, though I will admit that the Democrats made sure it became far more vile and nasty than normal during the course of this confirmation process.

Sadly for the people of Alaska, Senator Lisa Murkowski made her own floor speech later in the day, looking small and petty in comparison to Collins as she ended up trying to justify her “no” vote on some ill-defined concern that Kavanaugh might rule against her state’s Native Americans.  This is also nonsense – Murkowski’s political calculation here is all about her support for abortion on demand, and everyone knows it.

But even Murkowski had one redeeming moment, stating that, in the final confirmation vote today, she had agreed to vote “present” as a gesture of collegiality with Montana’s Steve Daines, who will now be able to fly to his home state and walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.

So, the Surrender Caucus didn’t surrender, and the Senate will end up doing the right thing at the end of a very sad and tawdry process for America.  But the damage by the Democrats and to the Democrats has been done, and millions of American voters have had their eyes opened to that party’s despicable true nature.  They will pay for their destructive and vicious tactics at the polls this November and in 2020.

Um…can we, like, change our minds now that we’re gonna lose? – Rumors were flying Friday evening that some of the Democrat Senators whose re-elections are in jeopardy were meeting to try to make a deal to change their “noes” on Friday’s cloture vote to “yes’s” on today’s confirmation vote.  Supposedly, this includes North Dakota’s Heidi Heitcamp, Indiana’s Joe Donnelly, Missouri’s Claire McCaskill, Montana’s Jon Tester and Florida’s Bill Nelson.

Should they do that, it would just demonstrate the typical Democrat utter contempt for the intelligence of voters.  Democrats rely on their belief that the people inclined to vote for them are complete morons, and all to often, they end up being right.  But in this instance, their party has already spent the last month demonizing this man as the second coming of Satan, pounding that message home across the nation’s TV screens seemingly 24 hours a day.

That’s a real hard thing to now just go back from.  You can’t just tell your support base that “Brett Kavanaugh is a violent drunk gang rapist!” on Friday and then wake up Saturday and say “Ok, well, but he’s fully qualified to sit on the Supreme Court!”.  Even the dimmest bulbs in the Democrat light fixture are going to have a hard time rewarding them for that sort of 180 degree turn.

Heitcamp and McCaskill are probably done in any event, so don’t expect a shift from them.  Donnelly, Tester and Nelson?  They’re probably craven and desperate enough to give it a try.  Regardless, their votes don’t matter at the end of the day, so whatevs, dudes.

Winners and losers… – I’ll do a listing of the week’s winners and losers in the Campaign Update Week In Review later day, or possibly tomorrow if the voting runs into the evening, but there is one yuuuuuuuuge winner in all of this that everyone needs to acknowledge: the American voter.  Because the American voter rose up in 2016 and decided to change the course of American history.

As voters went to the polls on November 8, 2016, our country was rapidly slouching towards becoming just another dying, European-style quasi-socialist, quas-democracy.  Every institution of the federal government, from the FBI to the DOJ, the state department to the EPA, the IRS to the National Security Council and on and on, had been utterly corrupted by eight years of Barack Obama.  Even the nation’s courts have been corrupted, as all the absurd rulings we’ve seen out of Obama-appointed judges over the last two years have demonstrated clearly.  The elevation of Hillary Clinton to the presidency would have ensured the completion of that trajectory, and the corruption would have only accelerated and ultimately become irreversible.

But just as the GOP Surrender Caucus rose up and refused to surrender on Friday, millions of voters all the “experts” told us would surely either stay home or vote for Clinton rose up, went to the polls, and cast a vote for real, radical change.  And boy, has Donald Trump given us that over the last two years.

Through just 20 months in office, President Donald Trump (I never tired of typing those three glorious words) has done away with about 90% of the wholly un-American Obama legacy, reasserted American influence and power across the globe, reduced ISIS to rubble and Islamic terrorism to more a nuisance than a security threat.

And later today, barring some last-minute seismic event, he will have achieved what Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and both George Bushes could not:  a 5-4 constitutional originalist majority on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Perhaps even more importantly, President Trump has provided an example that appears to be finally sinking in among his GOP colleagues:  That when you are viciously attacked by the depraved Democrats, the proper response is not to give them the “olive branch”, i.e., surrender they seek, but to fight back with everything you’ve got.

Make no mistake about it:  Donald Trump is the only GOP President in modern times who would have stuck with Judge Kavanaugh through this terrible, despicable assault on his character.  Even Reagan pulled the plug on Bob Bork when he was under similar duress.  The Bushes?  Please.

You, the American voters, gave us this indispensable man.  You, the American voters, created the victory that should take place this afternoon.

So pat yourselves on the back, voters, because you deserve it.  You made this.

That is all.

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Lindsey Graham Just Changed the Course of History

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

He said, she said, Lindsey said.  Game over. – I’ve said this several times over the last year, ever since John McCain took ill and was forced to pretty much remove himself from the scene in the nation’s capital, but it bears repeating here:  It is absolutely amazing just how great Lindsey Graham has become now that he is free from the pernicious influence of John McCain.

It is not an overstatement to say that Lindsey Graham changed the course of history yesterday.  Not an overstatement at all.  Up to the point of his decimation of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee and his laying bare of their despicable scheme against Judge Brett Kavanaugh for all the world to see, it is very likely that Judge Kavanaugh did not have a single Democrat vote in his favor for confirmation, and he probably would have lost several Republicans as well.

Yes, Judge Kavanaugh had acquitted himself extremely well.  His passionate, emotional opening statement was perfect, a revelation of a man outraged at the coordinated assault the Democrats and their proxies like the Creepy Porn Lawyer had mounted on his character, his life and his family.  The obvious contempt for those senators that oozed from his pores as he answered their idiotic questions about his high school yearbook was wholly justified and reflected the righteous indignation and anger being felt on his behalf by tens of millions of ordinary Americans out here in Flyover Country at the despicable spectacle the Democrats had organized against him.

But to that point, the day was probably a draw.  Dr. Christine Ford had also done well enough in the morning to probably give cover for every Democrat senator – even those up for re-election in so-called “Red” states – to vote against this nomination, and had likely created enough doubt about Kavanaugh and his character to frighten wobbly-kneed Republicans like Susan Collins, Jeff Flake and Lisa Murkowski away.  Ms. Ford was obviously lying about many things, but her job in all of this was only to create confusion and doubt, and she had successfully done that.

Everything changed when Senator Graham, upon returning from a 15-minute break in the proceedings, insisted on taking the questioning away from Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell and exercise his own senatorial privilege.  Graham only asked a couple of questions of Judge Kavanaugh during his 5 minutes, spending the remainder of his time unleashing holy hell on his depraved Democrat “colleagues” and changing the tone of the entire afternoon.

Had a similar outburst come from any of the other GOP senators on the Committee, it would not have had much effect.  But coming as it did from Lindsey Graham, who sadly had largely wasted the past dozen years following the execrable RINO McCain around like a little puppy dog on a leash, pretending that the Democrats were just well-intentioned “colleagues” and that such a thing as “collegiality” still existed in the U.S. Senate, and helping McCain and the Ds push open-borders and other globalist policies, it was a visible shock to the Democrat system and to their propaganda wing in the fake news media.

From that point forward, the Democrat senators were obviously cowed and never laid a glove on Judge Kavanaugh.  Their focus on asking the Judge about the meaning of passages in his high school yearbook and endless calls for a man who has already been through no fewer than 6 FBI background checks to call for yet another one made them look like the silly, disengenuous jackasses they truly are.

Left at long last to his own devices, freed from the destructive influence of McCain, Lindsey Graham grew into his full potential as a leader, as a senator and as a man on Thursday.  He abandoned the ranks of the RINO placeholders in the U.S. Senate and, just in the nick of time, achieved greatness.

As a result, Judge Kavanaugh will receive a “do confirm” recommendation out of the Judiciary Committee today, probably along party line votes.  After the senate spends the following few days going through all its goofy Kabuki theater floor speeches and cloture nonsense, Kavanaugh will be confirmed on Tuesday to become the next associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.  At the end of the day, he will probably receive right at the same number of total votes as did Neil Gorsuch, with several squeamish Red state Ds joining all 51 Rs to confirm.

But much more than that was at stake here.  As I wrote last week and again earlier this week, our constitutional guarantees of the right to face our accusers and the presumption of innocence for the accused were under assault and on the line in this nomination, thanks to the the Democrat conspiracy to destroy this man’s life on the front pages of our nation’s fake newspapers.

I have been extremely critical of Senator Graham over the years, mainly due to his slavish devotion to John McCain, and I believe he deserved every bit of the criticism he received over those years.  But today, he is my hero because, when the moment came when he and only he could summon the personal gumption to stand up and change the course of history for our country, he rose to the occasion and grew into his potential as a true statesman.

God bless him for doing that, God bless Judge Kavanaugh and his family and God bless America.

That is all.

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Women are Angry About the Assaults on Kavanaugh, and Getting Angrier

Today’s Campaign Update – Mid-day Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[I received an email from a long-time friend this morning containing the text below.  If you don’t think many, many women are angered by the Democrats’ shameless, depraved assault on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, you might want to think again after reading this.]

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I stopped in to a local Chinese restaurant yesterday evening to grab an early dinner. I had been running some late afternoon errands after a busy day of work calls, and my husband was out of town. I was looking forward to a quiet, easy dinner alone with my iPhone, catching up on the news of the day.

A guy close to my age (mid-50s) came in with an older gentleman. I couldn’t tell if it was his father, an elderly uncle, or perhaps a neighbor, but it was clear that this man was kindly taking this older man out for dinner and some conversation, which I thought seemed like a lovely thing to do. The restaurant was busy but not too crowded, and people at the tables around me were having quiet conversations, none of which were loud or disruptive. It seemed like everyone was, like I was, just interested in a quiet and relaxing Tuesday evening dinner.

Until this man says to his older friend, loudly, “Well! It’s certainly going to be an interesting week of news with all of this Kavanaugh stuff!” Now, I’m not sure if he was speaking so loudly because the older man had a hearing problem, or whether he could barely contain his smug glee, but loud it was, impossible to ignore.

The older man said he didn’t know what the guy was talking about. “Wow, I guess you haven’t been paying attention to your old favorite, Fox News. There is a lot going on and I think the Democrats really have the Republicans on the ropes with this guy. What a terrible pick!”

The older man leaned in and wanted to know more.

“Well, it seems like this guy Kavanaugh was a real party animal in high school and college. Lots of excessive drinking. All of his classmates are coming forward and saying that he was a real wild man. Last week, a girl he knew in high school came forward. Apparently Kavanaugh jumped on top of her at a party, grabbed her boob, and put his hand over her mouth and said he was going to kill her if she didn’t let him have sex with her! Can you believe it???”

My blood pressure started to rise. I felt like I was going through a decision tree in my head, if I do this, then this. Or if I do this other thing, then this will happen. Or maybe I should just let it go. That’s where I had landed, until the guy, chortling gleefully, continued.

“THEN another woman, this time from college, has come forward and says that he was the leader of a rape gang! And his college roommate is saying that it’s all true! Can you believe it? So the other night Kavanaugh goes on TV with his wife, and tells Fox that none of this stuff could have ever happened, because he was a virgin in high school and well into his college years. Can you imagine? What a ridiculous story!” He was almost at a guffaw now. “This is going to absolutely KILL the Republicans once and for all. They are probably going to railroad him in there, but I don’t think the Republicans will ever get another woman to vote for them again.”

The older man seemed horrified. He said, “really, there is more than one person saying this? One in high school and then another in college?” “Yep!” his friend replied, with the same excited gleeful tone that I get when I talk about, say, really good homemade flour tortillas or salted caramel chocolate sauce. “Well, then, if there’s more than one it must be true,” the older man said, shaking his head rather woefully.

I was wrapping up my dinner and they were just getting started. I wanted to say something, but fresh from watching the footage of the raging mob attack Ted Cruz and his wife at a restaurant the night before, I thought better of it. Instead, I took my receipt and wrote the following note on the back:

“I have been assaulted once and subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace for most of my career.I persevered. And, to this day, I remember every detail of each instance and I would need ZERO time to prepare of gather courage to tell my story. You will be SHOCKED if you think that “all women” will vote as a monolith. We are furious. As a victim. As a woman. As a wife, a mother, and a sister. I DETEST what is being done to this man. You should, too. I think I recognize you. That’s all it takes, right?”

I then turned it over and said “I thought about shrieking this at you and making a scene, like they did to Cruz last night. But we are better than that. We just vote.”

I took it to my server, a young woman in her twenties. I asked if she would take it to this man after I walked out of the restaurant. She read it over, smiling and nodding (which surprised me.) She looked up after reading it and gave me a high five, and said “Yes, I sure will. Have a good evening. And thank you.”

Where we get our news matters. This man was so clearly in a bubble of one-sided accounts and like-minded people. It never dawned on him that anyone who might overhear the conversation would be offended, much less that they wouldn’t see things exactly the same way he did or know the same “facts” he did. There was not one iota of “what if these allegations aren’t true?”

And then I came home and looked up when early voting starts, just to make sure. I shared a photo of my note with several female friends, on both sides of the aisle, so to speak. The feedback was uniformly positive. This whole debacle has been demeaning to women, particularly to women who have lived through the evolution of women’s’ opportunities and roles in the workplace. It feels like we have taken all the real progress made over the past 40 years all the way back to the stone age.

But, more important than that, we are women who love the men in our lives. We can see how ominous this kind of mob rule in the public square, where an allegation is enough to sink a ship, actually is. I pray that the Republicans stand strong and vote to confirm this man.

And then, we need rise up and demand that the consequences for anyone making false sexual assault accusations, or any person or entity who is complicit in the perpetuation of them, are so brutal that we never allow this sort of thing to happen to any innocent American man ever again.

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That is all.

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Time to Call the Vote or Just Surrender, Mitch

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

So much hypocrisy, so little time. – It would be impossible to detail all the rank hypocrisy coming from the political left related to the Kavanaugh nomination right now, but this tweet from Moveon.org just cannot go unmentioned:

For all you Millennials out there who are too young to remember, Moveon.org’s name LITERALLY refers to the one and only reason for its creation in the late 1990s, which was to use Saul Alinsky tactics to convince the public to “just move on” from Bill Clinton’s serial sexual abuses. LITERALLY.

Ok, one more breathtakingly disgusting tweet from a leftist organization that cannot go unmentioned:

That’s right, friends, the demented creeps at Amnesty International want you all to believe that Brett Kavanaugh is actually, in his spare time, a budding Saddam Hussein.  Holy crap.

 

The Creepy Porn Lawyer is frustrated. – Speaking of demented creeps, Michael Avenatti was on Twitter on Monday complaining that his emails to the lead counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mike Davis were not getting returned in a timely manner.  Someone really should let this guy know that the congressional email system automatically shoves any incoming emails whose IP address is Creepy.Porn.Lawyer.1 over to the spam folder.

But the Creepy Porn Lawyer is coming, and apparently a whole string of exactly who you’d expect are coming with him (no puns intended). – Avenatti’s latest story keeps changing, which is not surprising coming from this greasy carnival barker.  He started it off with the following tweet on Sunday:

But last night, in an interview on – guess where? – CNN, which is always willing to accommodate any anti-Trump hack who wants his face on national TV, the Creepy Porn Lawyer claimed to have “multiple” women willing to claim that Mr. Kavanaugh engaged in all sorts of sexual shenanigans while in college.  He further pledged to start bringing them forward – no doubt also on CNN – within the next 48 hours.  So, just in time to pre-empt the hearing scheduled for Thursday at which both Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Ford are supposedly going to testify.

Gosh, what a coincidence, right?

So, we now have the Democrats’ game fully laid out for all to see, and it goes like this:

  • Find some initial accuser willing to smear Kavanaugh and also willing to pretend to be willing to testify under oath;
  • Derail the scheduled process by insisting that the first accuser cannot possibly be ready to testify by Monday, Sept. 24, and demand a later hearing;
  • Once you get that later hearing scheduled, then issue a constantly-changing set of demands that you know Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley will not meet, because your client has no intention of ever testifying under oath and potential felony charges for perjury;
  • As the new hearing date approaches, get another accuser who also has no earthly intention of testifying under oath out in front of the public to create confusion and place further pressure on Kavanaugh and cowardly senate RINOs Republicans like Jeff Flake and Susan Collins;
  • As the second accuser’s story is being systematically shown to be an outright fraud that is even too fake for the freaking New York Times to run, bring out the Creepy Porn Lawyer to up the pressure with even more absurd and salacious claims against the nominee;
  • All the while, have your depraved and evil Democrat senators like Dianne Feinstein and that brain-dead nitwit from Hawaii all over TV insisting that the Thursday hearing be cancelled because you know your “witness” has no intention of showing up for it.

This is classic Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals 101.  You have to give the Democrats credit – this bit of evil destruction of a good man’s reputation and life has been extremely well-coordinated.  The obvious effort is to create such a high degree of confusion that the average member of the public cannot possibly figure out what the truth is and ultimately gets to the point where they all say “enough!  stop this madness!” and the nomination gets pulled by its sponsors.

As we sit here this morning, there is no real way to know with certainty if the Democrats and their fake news media wall of propaganda will achieve their end goals, but the GOP’s foolish efforts to pretend their accusers are acting in good faith (they aren’t) and negotiating with their extremely expensive lawyers moves the ball forward for the bad guys with each passing day.

Majority Leader McConnell can make all the tough floor speeches he wants (he made a pretty good one on Monday), but until he calls an end to this circus and forces a vote on the nomination, he is playing directly into the Democrats’ twisted, gnarled hands.

In the end, McConnell, Grassley and the Senate Republicans are either going to have to take a stand and force a vote, or ask Kavanaugh and President Trump to pull the nomination.  Had they done what they should have done and gone forward with the scheduled committee vote yesterday, they could be holding the final vote tomorrow.

The Senate Rs appear to be living under an illusion that if they just keep negotiating and compromising, their Democrat “colleagues” will ultimately start behaving reasonably and the pressure will relent.  This is insanity and frankly stupid.  In fact, the Democrats will only continue increasing the pressure and bringing more and more accusers out of the woodwork to make increasingly outrageous claims.

When it becomes obvious to even the most clueless GOP senate members late on Wednesday that Ms. Ford is not going to show up for Thursday’s hearing, McConnell and Grassley need to simply schedule a vote.  If that doesn’t happen, then this nomination is dead, and our constitutionally-guaranteed rights to the presumption of innocence and to face one’s accusers are dead along with it.

It really is that simple.

That is all.

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