Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- A reporter on Fox News last night compared the leadership style of President Trump to that of the late NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, as if that’s a bad thing. I beg to differ. Yeah, Steinbrenner was a bitch to work for – he fired Billy Martin alone on 3 different occasions – but here’s the record: While he was running the Yankees, they won more games, more division championships, more league championships and more World Series titles than any other team in Major League Baseball during those 38 seasons.Steinbrenner’s record is so impressive that ESPN, in an article written upon his death in 2010, ranked him as the the greatest owner in the history of Major League Baseball, and the third-greatest in the history of all of professional sports. Steinbrenner was pugnacious, he was disagreeable, he was often rude and profane, but more than anything else, George Steinbrenner was a winner.
Donald Trump was not elected to the presidency to be nice to everybody. He was elected to erase the horrific legacy of Barack Obama. He was elected to return this country to its former status as a leader in world affairs (A real leader, not a “leading from behind” leader). He was elected to get the economy up and running again after 9 years of endless economic stagnation. He was elected to halt the unfettered invasion of this country by illegal immigrants from all over the world. To put it simply, he was elected to be a winner, and make this country a winner again on the world stage.
I’d say the comparison to Steinbrenner is pretty apt, and frankly, it’s a compliment.
- The jettisoning of Reince Priebus has been inevitable since day 1. The only surprise here is that he managed to last 6 months before getting the boot. Priebus was brought into the Administration for several reasons, the most key of which was the thought that he would be able to work with his pal Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders in congress to get things done on the legislative front. With this past week making it obvious that the Republican governing majorities in the House and Senate are the same old feckless, do-nothing majorities the party fielded during the Obama years, there was no compelling reason to keep the serial-leaking former RNC Chairman around.
- My only disappointment about Friday’s events was that Priebus was the only elimination from the White House staff of incessant leakers. In his profanity-laced interview with the New Yorker, The Mooch had promised he was going to fire “4 or 5” leakers on Friday, so I was on pins and needles all day long, waiting to find out who they would be. But hey, maybe the others have already been fired and the President just hasn’t gotten around to tweeting about them yet.
- If you think Kid Rock’s announcement that he plans to run for the U.S. Senate in Michigan next year is just an attention-seeking joke, you might want to think again. The singer is clearly serious, and a new public opinion poll released on Friday shows him with a lead of 49-46 over the awful Democrat incumbent, Debbie Stabenow. This is a poll taken by the Trafalgar Group, which was one of a tiny handful of pollsters that correctly predicted the victory of Donald Trump in Michigan last year. Maybe the only one. If the Democrats can elect a washed-up comic to the Senate (Al Franken), why can’t the Republicans elect an aging rock star? And if Senator Kid Rock is sworn into office in January 2019, can Senator Ted Nugent be far behind? If not, why not?
Just another day in The Mooch’s America.
That is all.
Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
- On Monday, the Democrats rolled out their new Papa Johns-plagiarized slogan: “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.” The slogan was so silly, so hokey, so obviously not having to do with anything today’s Democrat Party is all about that even the Democrat operatives at MSNBC mocked it mercilessly (though CNN dutifully played along). The Party’s strategy, of course, was to yet again attempt to fool the American people that it had a focus on jobs and helping the average American have a better life. The truth, of course, is that the Party and its agenda were long ago co-opted by Social Justice Warriors and Enviro-Nazis, which is the fundamental reason why the Republican Party holds every lever of power in the nation’s capital today.
- But Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and the lunatics who are in charge of the DNC know they can’t actually change their focus to things that actually make a difference in Americans’ daily lives, so instead they paid some consultant millions of dollars to paraphrase a slogan off a Papa John’s pizza box. Now, they thought, we can focus on our nifty new slogan, and pretend we care about the middle class! It’ll be awesome! High fives were flying at DNC Headquarters. But then, on Wednesday, the President started tweeting….
- …and part of his daily tweet storm that day was a two-tweet announcement that the U.S. military would no longer accept trans-gender applicants and force the U.S. middle class taxpayers to foot the bill for their trans-gender surgeries while they served. In response, the Democrats and their agents who make up 98% of the nation’s news media went stark raving mad. The Party’s focus was right back in the hands of the SJWs, the efforts to change the subject instantly forgotten.
- Slogan? What slogan?
- Tired of winning yet? – The Taiwanese company FoxConn announced it is investing more than $10 billion in a new manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, a move that will create 13,000 American jobs. President Trump wisely held a joint announcement in the White House with the company’s CEO. Immediately after, heads could be heard exploding all over CNN headquarters in Atlanta.
- Tired of winning yet, Part II? – On Wednesday, the Dow, the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 indices all reached all-time highs. The fake news media – except for Fox News – were all too busy screaming about presidential tweets to notice.
- The NYPost reports that Dancing With The Stars is currently in negotiations with…wait for it….wait for it…SEAN SPICER! That. Is. Awesome. Go for it, big guy.
- Kid Rock, who is running for the U.S. Senate in Michigan against the execrable Debbie Stabenow, announced on his website that he will be registering people to vote…at his performances! Those loud noises you heard yesterday were heads exploding at DNC Headquarters. Yeah, they were exploding over the President’s tweets, but they would have exploded over this, too, had they had the chance.
- After 9 Republican senators voted against the initial Obamacare repeal and replace bill on Tuesday evening, 7 GOP senators compounded the Party’s mendacity by joining all Democrats in voting down a repeal-only bill on Wednesday. Five of those seven had voted for the exact same bill in the past when they knew Barack Obama would veto it: Lisa Murkowski, John McCain, Rob Portman, Shelly Capito, and Lamar Alexander. Dean Heller of Nevada wasn’t around in the Obama years, so he gets a pass on the hypocrisy, and, as I mentioned yesterday, Susan Collins has never in the past voted in favor of Obamacare repeal, consistently siding with her soulmates in the Democrat Party. Hopefully, all seven will receive strong primary challengers. They deserve them.
Just another day in Democrat heads exploding and fake Republican mendacity America.
That is all.