Update: The speech that was not supposed to happen. Whether it was the Jill Stein recount or the “it’s over for Trump” heard repeatedly during the primaries/general election, or the Deep State plot to remove a duly elected president in a soft coup. Still he persisted… Trump:
There has to be a fistfight at President Trump’s State of the Union Address tonight. There will be dozens of DACA terrorists in the balcony tonight, all invited by Obama Dimocrats, who can start the fights. The DACA terrorists will boo or shout or do something to disrupt President Trump. Right? The Obama Dimocrats have to disrupt the President Trump speech somehow. The Obama Dimocrats cannot allow President Trump to bypass Big Media and speak the truth uninterrupted, to tell the American people of the economic successes and freedom policies, for an hour or more, with all the national networks and cable networks, and radio stations, and every eyeball in the nation listening, watching, President Trump.
Imagine the damage to the totalitarian left and Obama Dimocrats if President Trump brags about the wonderful tax cuts to come which Obama Dimocrats said was only for the rich and therefore voted against the tax cuts, then two days later, in February, Americans begin to see the tax tables for 2019 which will begin to affect lower deductions from every paycheck. It will be Hell to pay for Obama Dimocrats who already fear the powerful economy being built by President Trump.
The Obama Dimocrats cannot allow President Trump to present his MAGAnificent message to the American people without interruption. Fistfights, booing, caterwauling, moans, groans, obnoxious behavior will have to be DACAized in order to prevent President Trump from reaching out to the American people.
Big Media has kept the good news on the economy quiet. President Trump cannot be allowed to stun Americans with all the good news they have not heard. President Trump cannot be allowed to amaze the nations with his plans for his second year:
President Donald Trump will tout the growing economy, the need for better infrastructure, and his overall foreign policy agenda on Tuesday night in his first official State of the Union address before Congress and the nation.
Trump will stress an inclusive agenda, as he did last year in an address to Congress shortly after he took office. [snip]
This time, look for Trump to emphasize the growing economy, tax cuts, deregulation, national defense, and infrastructure.
Big Media has tried to blame America, not North Korea, for the danger to world peace. Big Media has tried to keep President Trump from any credit for the economic revival of America. Big Media/Obama Dimocrats have lied about Russia “collusion” in order to discredit President Trump’s massive victory in November 2016. In one evening President Trump may undo all the Big Media attacks and lies.
Tonight Obama Dimocrats will try to disrupt President Trump’s journey from the White House to the Capitol. The Obama Dimocrats/DACA terrorists will aim flashlights into the presidential motorcade. Outside the Capitol, DACA terrorists alongside their Obama Dimocrat leash holders will stage a “funeral” for DACA. President Trump is prepared on the DACA battle:
Inside the Capitol, meanwhile, dozens of Dreamers will be in the House chamber for Mr. Trump’s speech as guests of Democratic members of Congress. It is believed the biggest group of illegal immigrants ever to watch the speech in person. [snip]
The Trump administration, meanwhile, has chosen to highlight the other side of the immigration debate. First lady Melania Trump will host two families whose teen daughters were slain by the violent and mostly immigrant MS-13 gang.
Mrs. Trump will also be joined by CJ Martinez, an agent at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who according to the White House has been involved in investigations that have led to more than 100 MS-13 gang arrests, on charges ranging from homicide to drug and weapons trafficking.
President Trump will counter DACA terrorist illegal aliens with victim families of illegal aliens.
President Trump said this weekend that he offered a “wonderful deal” to protect illegal immigrant Dreamers and that resistance among Democrats suggests the party would rather have a political issue than a solution. [snip]
The president is poised to deliver his plan to Capitol Hill this week and make his case directly to the public in his State of the Union address. [snip]
“I have offered DACA a wonderful deal, including a doubling in the number of recipients & a twelve year pathway to citizenship, for two reasons: (1) Because the Republicans want to fix a long time terrible problem. (2) To show that Democrats do not want to solve DACA, only use it!” Mr. Trump said.
“Democrats are not interested in Border Safety & Security or in the funding and rebuilding of our Military. They are only interested in Obstruction!” he added.
President Trump will tell the nation that he wants to end the visa lottery and chain migration – all issues which the overwhelming majority of Americans also support. President Trump will tell the nation that his popular proposals for generosity on DACA have to be met with strong border security that stops illegal immigration as well as drugs and illegal substances. President Trump will then bypass Big Media and inform American citizens that all of these proposals have been rejected by Obama Dimocrats who threaten to shut down the government in order to protect illegal immigrants.
President Trump will also inform the nation that DACA is dead no matter what. There is no going back. President Trump will enforce immigration law as the Congress and the courts have decreed:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that if it doesn’t step in to shut down the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before the end of June, Texas might sue the federal government to end the program.
Paxton’s statement came in an amicus brief arguing that the Supreme Court should overturn a lower-court ruling that has temporarily prevented the Trump administration from phasing out the program, which President Barack Obama created by executive order. It provides legal status to 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
“Texas has successfully argued at all levels of the federal judiciary that the federal executive branch lacks the power to unilaterally grant lawful presence to unlawfully present aliens,” Paxton said, referencing the state’s successful lawsuit to stop a program that would’ve allowed the parents of those protected by DACA to remain in the United States. “Left intact, DACA would set a dangerous precedent by giving the executive branch sweeping authority to circumvent Congress and change our nation’s immigration laws. Today, consistent with the rule of law and the principle of separation of powers, Congress has an opportunity to act.”
Last year, Paxton and attorneys general from nine other states threatened to sue to stop DACA if it wasn’t ended by Sept. 5.
The aim for President Trump tonight is to tout his successes and outline our future “wins”. President Trump might even have enough time, in between economic and infrastructure news, to discuss how he smashed ISIS.
The aim for Obama Dimocrats is to obstruct, resist, persist, and be otherwise obnoxious in order to prevent President Trump from delivering his message.
President Trump will win the battle and the war. If Obama Dimocrats try to heckle, jeckle, moan, groan, start fistfights or otherwise bring about physical altercations of any sort, President Trump will turn to the people of the United States of America and say “look at the Obama Dimocrats, take a good look at these politicians who care more for illegal aliens than for American citizens, you”. Winner? Trump!
If the Obama Dimocrats don’t disrupt with fistfights or rude noises, President Trump will communicate his message and win. Win!
After the State of the Union speech Obama Dimocrats will reply to President Trump. Millenials who don’t know what a Kennedy is will hear from a Kennedy none of us has heard about. Other Obama Dimocrat loons like Maxine Waters will also stumble over each other to reply to President Trump. The cacophony from these loons will make President Trump the winner, again.
Tonight, a lot will happen. We’ll be watching and listening as President Trump delivers his MAGAnificient message. Our comments section will giggle and scream, as appropriate.
The weak-kneed yelped when President Trump announced he was going to Davos. “Sell-out to the globalists!” these dimwits yelled. The weak-kneed scowled when President Trump’s supposed latest DACA plan leaked. “Sell-out! Impeachment fodder! Liar! Bad negotiator! It’s over for Trump!” Don’t listen to these losers. They’re wrong, President Trump is right.
Well, I’ve always suspected Trump would be a weak sister on immigration. Yesterday I gave him the benefit of the doubt, waiting for people I trust to weigh in.
Now they’ve weighed in, and it appears that I won’t be trusting Trump — or even Steven Miller — on this issue in the future.
Schumer has now rejected this offer, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no damage done: This offer, as weak as it is, now becomes the negotiating floor for future Democratic demands. This is where we start from — and God knows where we finish. [snip]
This weak, concede-everything-up-front-and-beg-for-reciprocal-concessions in seventeen years just about concedes that we are now officially an Open Borders land-space, and no longer an actual sovereign nation.
Ace’s co-blogger, the usually astute J.J. Sefton, is likewise citing the worst dumb-asses at Breitbart on the Trump plan. Sefton selects this dumb-ass nugget of nothing from Breitbart to size up the Trump plan:
In negotiation theory, one of the most basic mistakes is to bid against oneself. The Trump White House seems to have made that error, establishing 1.8 million “DREAMers” as a new anchor, a new minimum target for amnesty.
Joel Pollack and Ace lecturing President Trump on the Art of the Deal is like Jeb Bush lecturing Trump on the need for a high energy presidency.
Let’s clue Pollack and Ace and the rest of the wobble crew who think they know more about negotiation than President Trump. Fellas, President Trump is not negotiating. President Trump is playing with the squirrel.
Anyone, Cryin’ Chuck (a.k.a. “ShutdownSchumer”), Ace, Pollack, Coulter, etc. who thinks President Trump is negotiating DACA is out of their minds. These are the same crackpots who thought President Trump had given away his presidency when he “negotiated” on national TV with opponents and supporters of the DACA caca. This is what we wrote at the time of the last Trump “sellout”:
Watch as President Trump pretty much says ‘yeah, I’ll sign anything you give me to sign on DACA. You people are so smart and quick witted I am sure you will come up with something perfect. I will sign whatever you give me because I have no demands for this act-of-love-legislation we will produce. I’ll take the heat from those that are upset. Let’s get this done. It will be beautiful. Of course, what you will produce for me to sign will be so brilliant and wonderful and ready for my signature — because it will include the absolutely-necessary-beyond-any-question WALL, an end to chain migration, an end to lottery visas, an end to catch and release, as well as all the security that will be absolutely necessary.’
What President Trump essentially said was ‘I have no demands to make. Of course, you will give me everything I want.’
Our analysis was soon proven correct as President Trump shut down Lindsey Graham and his amnesty gang. Soon thereafter came the shut down of the government over DACA.
What Ace and the wobble crew who think they know so much about negotiations apparently missed is that the SchumerShutdown was the war. Trump won the war. All that remains is the signing of the documents of surrender.
At the end of this fight the Obama Dimocrats will lose. The Obama Dimocrats want to rally their base even as they alienate the independent voters they need. The #SchumerShutdown does rally the Obama Dimocrat base but when the #SchumerShutdown ends in failure and there is no caca DACA deal, the Obama Dimocrat base will be disgusted and discouraged by yet another big loss to the powerful President Donald J. Trump.
The Obama Dimocrats lost the war. Ace and Pollack and the rest of numb-skulls who can’t negotiate their way out of the gym steam-room do not see that President Trump steam-rolled Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck.
Let’s review the history before we play out the string to see why President Trump has won the war during the SchumerShutdown.
1) An exchange of threats and counter threats before the January deadline to fund the government.
2) Obama Dimocrats demanded DACA amnesty in exchange for government funding.
3) President Trump held his “negotiation” on live TV with Obama Dimocrats and Republicans.
4) President Trump during his TV “negotiation” said he would sign a DACA bill but somehow the Obama Dimocrats and the wobbly Ace crew missed the many times President Trump declared that he would sign a DACA bill as long as he got all the things he wanted (such as end to chain migration, end of visa lottery, money for the wall, etc.)
5) Lindsey Grahamesty and his crew went to the White House with an amnesty plan that gave President Trump nothing and President Trump, alongside Senators Tom Cotton and Purdue, informed Lindsey to go to Hell.
6) President Trump endorsed a very good immigration bill presented to the House of Representatives by Congressman Goodlatte.
7) Obama Dimocrats, convinced President Trump would fold, begin the SchumerShutdown.
8) A panicked Cryin’ Chuck, desperate to see the SchumerShutdown end offers President Trump 25 billion for the wall in appropriations.
9) President Trump, sure of victory as Obama Dimocrats threaten to abandon the SchumerShutdown because of fears of losing their elections, declares he will not negotiate until the government is reopened.
10) Cryin’ Chuck ends the SchumerShutdown in humiliation having gained nothing but a depressed Obama Dimocrat base.
That was the war ladies and gentlemen. The war ended with total surrender by Obama Dimocrats.
The next phase of the surrender is the February 8 deadline for government funding. Let’s play out Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck’s alternatives for the government funding deadline:
1) Shut down the government again if there is no DACA deal is alternative #1.
2) Fund the government even without a DACA deal is alternative #2.
3) Because nothing has changed – the results of alternative #1, SchumerShutdown#2, will be the same as before. A President Trump victory and collapse of the SchumerShutdown#2 will be guaranteed. President Trump knows this and Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck knows this. All the senators running in Trump states know this. There are 26 Obama Dimcrats running for reelection and 8 Republican senators running for reelection in safe states. They all know this. SchumerShutdown#2 will result only in further destruction of Obama Dimocrat morale and fury from the DACAs directed against the Obama Dimocrats.
4) Alternative #2 also results in fury from the DACAs directed against the Obama Dimocrats. Also further destruction of Obama Dimocrat morale will result. President Trump wins again.
At this point we can see that the Obama Dimocrats are in an ugly strategic position no matter what happens. Once again President Trump holds all the cards in the casino he owns.
What else can happen? Well, the obvious solution is that the entire proposition fails. See alternative #1 and #2 above. Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy Pelousy along with many anti-illegal immigration organizations as well as many open borders kooks have denounced the deal and promise to torpedo the alleged deal. We’ll be fine with no DACA caca deal. No DACA is a fine art of the deal ending as far as we are concerned.
But there is another possibility. It is a far fetched possibility. But it could happen. It could happen. That alternative is a DACA deal. This is the DACA deal scenario :
1) President Trump proposes a deal this coming Monday, much like the one that has thus far been leaked and derided by Ace and the clown cars.
2) Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck and the Obama Dimocrats come to the realization that “resistance is futile”. The deal is tens of billions for the wall and border security; end of chain migration; end of visa lottery.
3) Senator Tom Cotton and those concerned about American security propose that “border security” means an e-verify system. Senator Tom Cotton proposes to strengthen the immigration bill with e-verify. E-verify is the holy grail of genuine border control and visa overstay solutions.
4) Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck either takes the revised by Cotton deal or returns to “resistance”.
5) Continued resistance leads to the expiration of DACA in March. Losers are the DACA protected and Obama Dimocrats who will be seen as treacherous goofballs by the Obama Dimocrat base and by the illegal aliens among us. Results are DACA dies and deportations begin.
6) On the other hand, Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck might get Obama Dimocrats to swallow the DACA deal whole. Maybe Senator Tom Cotton can be talked out of proposing e-verify and thereby possibly killing a DACA deal outright in the Senate.
7) The DACA deal passes in the Senate and goes to the House of Representatives.
8) The bill goes to the House of Representatives.
9) The Freedom Caucus adds e-verify to the proposed legislation in the House of Representatives.
10) The House passes the immigration bill mostly with Republican votes, including e-verify.
At this point the bill returns to the U.S. Senate. Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck has several possibilities:
1) Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck can reject the House bill and kill DACA. This results in Obama Dimocrats cheering and DACA soon-to-be-deportees furious. Or…
2) With DACAites so close to an amnesty, and that is what this will be even if citizenship is at minimum a decade away, the DACAites might insist at that point in the bill passing. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, might be the thought here. This results in a total Trump victory, a resolution of the DACA situation, and fury among the Obama Dimocrat nihilist base.
The bottom line in every scenario is that President Trump holds the cards, including all the trump cards, in the casino he owns. Every gambler knows the casino always wins.
As we have seen so many times before, the lies about President Trump being a sell-out, are always disproved. Remember when President Trump was called a sell-out because he made the deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer back in early September 2017? President Trump was attacked and called a sell-out and a bad negotiator because, it was alleged, President Trump would be forced in December to give Pelousy and Cryin’ Chuck everything they wanted including DACA. December came and went and President Trump got what he wanted, including that massive tax cut bill while Pelousy and Chuck were left cryin’.
Remember when President Trump said he would end DACA in six months and the same losers called him a bad negotiator and immigration softee? Here’s some of what we wrote back then which is very pertinent as March approaches and February 8 approaches:
As for the nightmare “dreamers”, years ago we warned them not to sign up for flim-flam con man Barack Obama’s unconstitutional lie because they would be surrendering their personal information willingly. Let’s sniff this DACA caca and let’s start with the dopey “dreamers” who believed in Barack Obama.
Not only did the dopeey “dreamers” turn over all their personal information and location to the federal government, they did so knowing full well that (1) DACA could be repealed at any time, and; (2) that the information they provided to the federal government could be used to kick them out at any time; (3) that they were so informed in documents they signed to obtain DACA status; and (4) because by the act of applying for DACA exemption they confessed they were in the USA illegally!
The DACA “dreamers” were fools. They gave away their locations and confessed their illegality. Without a deal, they will be deported to their home countries where they can protest and disrupt and see how quickly they find themselves in a brutal jail cell.
As to the Republicans, March will begin the primary season. The GOP better get a really good deal on immigration for the American people. That was all part of President Trump’s strategy five months ago when he announced DACA would end in March.
In short, President Trump has the GOP establishment and elected officials on a leash. President Trump has Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck and deranged Nancy Pelousy tied down to a wagon like mules.
The obvious steps we have outlined will not satisfy the dullards who are either the first to run from a fight (ACE) or those who want to convince Trump voters that he is tricking them (NeverTrumptards) and will find a way to betray everything Trump has said for decades. These mental weaklings devise all sorts of plots whereby Trump will betray Trump voters. One scenario is the ‘Trump will extend DACA past March’ nonsense.
Can President Trump extend DACA past March? Um, we discussed this a long time ago. We cited the case ruled on by Judge Hanen which decision was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit and which the Supreme Court upheld with a 4-4 vote (after the death of Justice Scalia). Any attempt to extend DACA will fail in the courts when certain states go to court and challenge DACA. The threats of lawsuits by these states is what gave President Trump no alternative but to announce the end of DACA. But even without a lawsuit, DACA died already:
Here’s why Trump won’t extend the March 5 deadline for a DACA fix [snip]
“I certainly have the right to that, if I want,” Trump said Wednesday when asked if he could push the date back.
But immigration lawyers and even many in his own administration disagree, in large part because in the minds of Department of Homeland Security officials, the DACA program has already been repealed, and there’s nothing left to extend. [snip]
To the contrary, DACA was effectively killed on Oct. 5 when DHS stopped accepting any initial requests or renewal applications from people who came to the U.S. as minors and illegally stayed.
Therefore, the March 5 date just marks the end of the grace period established in the hope Congress would propose another solution.
That means as of Oct. 5 of last year, there’s “nothing left to extend,” Royce Murray, policy director at the American Immigration Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, told the Washington Examiner. [snip]
“While the new DHS Secretary could theoretically issue a new memo to re-create the DACA program, they would have to distance themselves from the policy and litigation positions that DOJ and DHS have been taking in opposition to the program,” Murray wrote in an email.
That includes President Trump’s Jan. 25, 2017, executive order directing federal agencies to “faithfully execute the immigration laws of the United States,” which states the government cannot “exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement.”
In addition, a Sept. 4 letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions advised DHS that DACA “was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch” led by former President Barack Obama.
None of this is confusing. President Trump knows what he is doing. We’re not saying this is “three dimensional chess” that President Trump is up to, like Obama worshipers used to say when they did not know what the Hell that treacherous dummy was up to. What we are saying is that President Trump knows what he is doing.
President Trump proposes a down the road amnesty for not 700,000 but 1.8 million illegal aliens, maybe. The Obama Dimocrats react with outrage and shouts of “white supremacy”. Who wins the argument? President Trump (as illegal immigration hard liner Tom Cotton has said) appears generous and kind even as Obama Dimocrats give themselves away as screaming loons who want an issue not a solution. Loons for whom millions of illegals in the country is never enough. Who wins this artful dealing in the court of public opinion and in the halls of congress?
[Hey, we wrote about this starting in 2009 when Barack Obama said he would pass an immigration bill through the 60 vote Dimocrat majority in the Senate during his first hundred days. Didn’t happen. Then Obama moved the deadline from the first 100 days to the first year, then the second year then the first term, then the second term. Didn’t happen because the issue was more valuable than the results.]
What is President Trump doing? He’s Art of the Dealing. President Trump is turning the Obama Dimocrat wedge issue, into a Trumpian Wedge Issue. Instead of Americans saying “racist Republicans don’t want rational immigration reform” American voters will say “crackpot Obama Dimocrats can’t take yes for an answer and scream no matter what is offered – time to get rid of these Obama Dimocrat crackpots”. President Trump is turning Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck into a never-say-yes-Palestinian.
President Trump is art of the dealing. Think of Mary Poppins, “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down in a most delightful way.”
President Trump is administering some tough to take medicine on Obama Dimocrats like Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck. So he adds a little sugar. “Swallow this Chuckie my boy, you will not die, it is not poison.”
Speaking of sugar.
The same dullards who accused President Trump of betraying his voters when the DACA supposed plan was leaked also yelled about President Trump’s announcement of his future visit to Davos, the globalist enclave.
When the “betrayal” card folded, the accusation became that President Trump would not be welcome. That too proved to be a stupidity. President Trump went to Davos, promoted America and America First, and did very well as even the New York Times was forced to admit.
Davos to DACA, President Trump schlonged them all.
Next week, President Trump will officially present his immigration trap, er… plan, to congress, deliver the State of the Union Speech (Tuesday night), and overturn Obama’s directive to close the Guantanamo Base prison and instead declare Gitmo will remain open. The #ReleaseTheMemo memo might also be released.
Trump will once again have a busy week overturning Obama’s “Make America Decline” agenda as well as strive with high energy to “Make America Great Again”.
Warning to President Trump opponents: Prepare to be schlonged.
Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s!
Obama Dimocrats want the #SchumerShutdown to continue at least until the end of the month in order to disrupt the President Trump State of the Union speech. This of course is lunacy. President Trump will have mothers and fathers of children killed by illegal immigrants as guests at the State of the Union speech. President Trump will demonstrate to the country that he is the President of the United States defending America First against the Obama Dimocrats who only care about illegal aliens. In this fight the President of the United States wins bigly.
At the end of this fight the Obama Dimocrats will lose. The Obama Dimocrats want to rally their base even as they alienate the independent voters they need. The #SchumerShutdown does rally the Obama Dimocrat base but when the #SchumerShutdown ends in failure and there is no caca DACA deal, the Obama Dimocrat base will be disgusted and discouraged by yet another big loss to the powerful President Donald J. Trump.
(1) Release the memo, but do it on a weekday morning (preferably after the #SchumerShutdown), for maximum impact.
(2) Start the process to get rid of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. You’ll lose the first votes to get rid of the 60 vote rule. But the longer the SchumerShutdown continues the more the American people will see why the #Resistance obstruction must be put down like the rabid dog in “To Kill A Mockingbird”. In 1890 the House of Representatives ended their filibuster rule. It’s time for the U.S. Senate to #ShutdownTheFilibuster!
(3) The SchumerShutdown began on the very first second The Age of Real began with the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump one year earlier. This Sunday, the 21st of January 2018, is the one year anniversary of the first full day of President Trump in the Oval Office – kicking ass and keeping his promise to Make America Great Again.
(4) The “Resistance” Obama Dimocrats think they will rally their base against President Trump. That they will do. But the “Resistance” states lost in 2016 and if they remained trapped in their self imposed veal pens they will lose again in 2018 and 2020 – just like ISIS lost in 2017 to President Trump. President Trump knows he will rally his base – as well as the nation to support Trump policies – Americans for America First. Does anyone think the Obama Dimocrats will beat President Trump???
President Trump! It’s only been one year. But one year has been enough for a high energy President to get the job done.
Hooray! We found the perfect video which illustrates the Trump Age of Real, the Trump Art of the Deal, as well as the freak-out over the Trump DACA meeting with Obama Dims/GOP RINOs/GOP immigration realists, and the constant “it’s over for Trump” hysterics from erstwhile friends and persistent NeverTrump foes:
Doesn’t that say it all when it comes to “reality”? As we wrote, The Age of Real is not particularly pretty. The Age of Real is about reality, not illusions.
The video is not only a perfect representation of reality versus sweet dreams and delusions. The video is also a perfect representation of President Donald J. Trump’s negotiating style, The Art of the Deal. That cat is a great negotiator!
To fully appreciate the perfect video let’s look at the video of the meeting President Trump held to discuss DACA:
It’s one of the funniest things, other than our first video, we have ever seen. Watch as President Trump pretty much says ‘yeah, I’ll sign anything you give me to sign on DACA. You people are so smart and quick witted I am sure you will come up with something perfect. I will sign whatever you give me because I have no demands for this act-of-love-legislation we will produce. I’ll take the heat from those that are upset. Let’s get this done. It will be beautiful. Of course, what you will produce for me to sign will be so brilliant and wonderful and ready for my signature — because it will include the absolutely-necessary-beyond-any-question WALL, an end to chain migration, an end to lottery visas, an end to catch and release, as well as all the security that will be absolutely necessary.’
What President Trump essentially said was ‘I have no demands to make. Of course, you will give me everything I want.’
We’re not kidding. Big Media was dumbfu*ked. Big Media did not know how to explain. Big Media tried to present the entire meeting as President Trump contradicting himself throughout the meeting. But President Trump wasn’t contradicting himself. President Trump was essentially art-of-the-dealing the dummies around the table. ‘I have no demands to make. Of course, you will give me everything I want.’
Squirrel, meet Cat.
As I made very clear today, our country needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border, which must be part of any DACA approval.
What was the most brilliant aspect of the President Trump meeting on DACA? Was it President Trump holding a telecast negotiation of the type Barack Obama promised but never delivered? Was it President Trump displaying his mastery of issues and command of all the losers around the negotiating table? Was it President Trump using befuddled Big Media like a ten cent whore, to visually refute the Wolfe book with a believe your eyes and watch a stable genius at work? No, we think it was President Trump using the squirrels to “normalize” himself.
The leftists in total control of the Obama Dimocrat Party vowed to never “normalize” President Trump. These leftist kooks swore they would persist to resist and would never be seen respecting President Trump as a genuine President of the United States. In one afternoon President Trump cut the nuts off the squirrels.
Once Trump gets on a debate stage with governors and senators he will halve his biggest problem and be on the way to the scenario we’ve outlined above. What is Donald Trump’s biggest problem? Trump’s biggest problem is that many Americans do not believe he is really running for president, that this is all a big publicity stunt for something and therefore these Americans do not even consider voting for Trump. But once Trump is seen as a real candidate for president that vast ocean of “he’s not really running” skeptics will be a new target of opportunity for The Donald and Trump’s poll numbers will rise ever higher.
The moment in 2015 that Donald J. Trump appeared on the debate stage surrounded by well known Republican governors and senators he became a legitimate candidate. At that “medium is the message” moment, even those who mocked Donald J. Trump had to concede that Trump was seriously running for president. The moment Donald J. Trump was viewed as a serious candidate for the GOP nomination and not involved in a publicity stunt was the moment, as we predicted, that Donald J. Trump became the inevitable President Donald J. Trump.
So how funny was it to see President Trump “negotiating” with Obama Dimocrats in an hour long spectacle on national television?
To make it even funnier, Big Media and the dunce-boys called it a “negotiation”.
It wasn’t a negotiation. It was President Donald J. Trump laying out his terms.
We have entered the Age of Real courtesy of President Donald J. Trump. The Age of Real is not particularly pretty. The Age of Real is about reality, not illusions. The Age of Real is about the authentic. The Age of Real is about reality, not what we wish reality to be.
The President Trump Age of Real will rapidly edge out the previous Obama Age of Fake. The MAGAnificent year 2017 was the confrontation point when battle lines were drawn and the epochal armies engaged each other in combat. In the MAGAnificent year of 2018 the final battles will take place and the Barack Obama Age of Fake and “managed decline” will expire like a flat tire run out of air.
This final battle, as two epochs collide, was vividly on display in the waning days of 2017 and the early days of 2018. As we described back in January 2009, the AGE Of FAKE was at very best a delusion, at worst, which is what we believe, a vast deception designed to plunge America into a bottomless “managed decline” from which it would never recover. The Age of Fake consumed everyone that came into contact with Barack Obama and exposed Hillary Clinton as a clown who ran for president in a change election as the status quo Obama third term.
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Big Media with its concocted narratives and fake news contrivances is aghast and against the Age of Real ushered in by the entry of Donald J. Trump into the political sphere. Since his announcement he was running for President of the United States, Big Media has been horrified that Donald J. Trump speaks his mind and communicates in a most authentic way. Big Media much more preferred the silly illusions and flim-flam HOPE and CHANGE lies spewed by Barack Obama.
Yes, since his announcement in 2016 Donald J. Trump has been acknowledged to be “authentic” while Hillary Clinton was viewed with good reason as a phony. Trump’s ability to communicate with those who had given up on the possibility of a Great America Once Again is why he was elected. Hillary Clinton with vast armies of well-paid consultants lacked the very authenticity that Donald J. Trump wore like a working class Tuxedo.
In the MAGAnificent year of 2018 we have already seen the weltanschauung of both competing ages. The decrepit Age of Fake and the triumph of the Age of Real.
Big Media and all the losers still living in the Age of Fake could not believe it. The fat little “Rocket Man” of North Korea made threats against America when he declared he had a button on his desk ready to set off nuclear weapons. President Donald J. Trump responded with the vulgarity required that he too had a button and it is a much bigger nuclear button.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
Big Media and the other enemies of America howled that it was “unpresidential” to respond in such a manner. Big Media, the Obama Dimocrats, the leftists and their running dogs, all responded that such undiplomatic language was offensive and threatened world peace – even signaled a potential nuclear exchange. Big Media and the Obama Dimocrats and all their running dogs, demanded a return to Age of Fake diplomatic squawks and dignity, dignity, dignity – never mind that posture had led a backwards country to become a nuclear power that threatens the world.
At the end of the nuclear exchange of Tweets, President Trump was firmly on top of little Rocket Man.
Little Rocket Man was the one who broke down and restarted communications with South Korea and it was Little Rocket Man who asked for diplomatic talks and the usual Age of Fake rubbish.
President Donald J. Trump read the situation correctly, authentically. President Donald J. Trump did not cause to have issued some silly diplomatic communication from some deputy press officer at the State Department while top staff vacationed. President Donald J. Trump communicated authentically with a punch to the nose against the Little Rocket Man.
President Trump likewise communicated in very clear Age of Real punchlines, not Age of Fake courtesies to the decades long lies from Pakistan and the so-called Palestinian leadership:
The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!
It's not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue…
…peace treaty with Israel. We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?
Of course, it is on Iran that the contrast between the Trump Age of Real and the Obama Age of Fake are most evident.
For a long while we have argued that the North Korea situation is the harder nut to crack because North Korea is so poor that in essence they have very little to lose. We’ve argued that the Persian Empire of Terror while richer and more powerful in a wider sphere of influence will be easier to take down because its population is better educated, has more communications outlets such as the Internet, and is a more or less modern society. Our argument however was more centered on a military confrontation.
At the end of last year and the beginning of the MAGAnificent 2018 we saw just how a well educated modernish society can be thrown into tumult rapidly. Throughout Iran protests erupted.
The protests appear to have been caused by economic factors. The government of Iran received billions of dollars and a “deal” from Barack Obama which was so generous as to be seen as a big win by Iranians. But the Iranian public did not receive the benefit from the Obama billions. That money went instead to the Persian Empire of Terror clients.
President Trump immediately began to Tweet support for the Iranian protests which targeted not only the Iranian government but the entire theocratic establishment.
During the 2009 Green Movement uprising, when Iranians fought for their liberty against the despotic regime in Tehran, President Obama remained conspicuously silent for days. By and large, he abandoned the Iranian people in their time of need.
We now know that while protests were ongoing, Obama officials were creating conditions that would result in an agreement that ensured Iran could develop a nuclear bomb within the next decade. That agreement led to a cash-flush Iran that continues to pursue an expansionist foreign policy. Thanks to the Iran deal, in addition to Obama’s foreign policy promoting “daylight” with loyal allies, Iran now asserts control over much of the region, and dominates the internal affairs of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen1.
You’d think that this foreign policy failure would be enough for high-ranking Obama administration officials to revisit their views on Iran. But this turns out to not be the case. [snip]
It’s all too predictable that the same Obama officials who gave us the Iran nuclear deal are now weighing in with extremely shoddy analysis, with many of them providing talking points that would secure the terrorist regime’s grip on power while also securing their Iran deal.
Former top Obama administration officials Ben Rhodes, John Kerry, and Susan Rice tell us — in what bears the hallmarks of a coordinated messaging campaign — that it’s really just a domestic issue, and Americans have no role in any efforts to support the good guys.
President Donald J. Trump fought for freedom and the rights of women and men. Barack Obama’s Age of Fake ministers and harlots demanded silence from President Trump.
If we assume, which we don’t, that Barack Obama and his hate America gangsters wanted to do what was right for America and the people of Iran when they remained silent in 2009 and advise further silence now, we could attribute the calls for silence on Iran as mere stupidity. But boobery and blockheadedness do now explain the treachery. Barack Obama and his gangster government hated America and wanted to aid the Iranian theocracy. That is the only logical explanation for their actions which support the Iranian Mullahs of Terror.
The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook
An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah’s billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House’s desire for a nuclear deal with Iran.
A global threat emerges
How Hezbollah turned to trafficking cocaine and laundering money through used cars to finance its expansion.
In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.
The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.
According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, three years ago the Obama Administration warned the Iranian government that Israel was about to assassinate Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, in Damascus.
Al-Jarida asserts that the incident “sparked a sharp disagreement between the Israeli and American security and intelligence apparatuses regarding the issue.”
The Quds force has provided military assistance to Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza; Soleimani was designated as a supporter of terrorism by the State Department in 2007 for his connections to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which was outspoken about wanting to proliferate ballistic missiles capable of carrying WMDs.
The man who would become Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser and then CIA director, John Brennan, went further. He recommended in a policy paper that “the next president has the opportunity to set a new course for relations between the two countries” through not only a direct dialogue, but “greater assimilation of Hezbollah into Lebanon’s political system.”
By May 2010, Brennan, then assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, confirmed in a speech that the administration was looking for ways to build up “moderate elements” within Hezbollah.
“Hezbollah is a very interesting organization,” Brennan told a Washington conference, saying it had evolved from “purely a terrorist organization” to a militia and, ultimately, a political party with representatives in the Lebanese Parliament and Cabinet, according to a Reuters report.
“There is certainly the elements of Hezbollah that are truly a concern to us what they’re doing,” Brennan said. “And what we need to do is to find ways to diminish their influence within the organization and to try to build up the more moderate elements.”
In practice, the administration’s willingness to envision a new role for Hezbollah in the Middle East, combined with its desire for a negotiated settlement to Iran’s nuclear program, translated into a reluctance to move aggressively against the top Hezbollah operatives, according to Project Cassandra members and others.
That John Brennan. The Director of the C.I.A. for Barack Obama. The “assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism” who functioned more as the scourge of homeland security and the terrorism facilitator. The John Brennan that has tried to use every lever of the Deep State to destroy President Donald J. Trump and stop the dawn of the Age of Real.
But Brennan, the Deep State, Big Media, Obama, Obama Dimocrats, North Korea, Pakistan, America Haters, the most brutish academics from Academia, the entire leftist establishment and its running dogs could not stop the Age of Real from dawning. The herald of the Age of Real, the cause of the Age of Real, the results of the Age of Real, Donald J. Trump:
IF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC IS FALLING, IT’S BECAUSE OF TRUMP When one strong individual stands up, others follow.
In 2009, Iran was swept by demonstrations, just as it is now. But at that time, the protesters were shouting “Allahu akbar,” and there was no indication that they wanted anything but reform of the Islamic regime, not the end of the regime itself. This time, however, the protesters have been chanting: “We don’t want an Islamic Republic!” “Clerics shame on you, let go of our country!” Some have even chanted: “Reza Shah, bless your soul!”
What has changed? Donald Trump. [snip]
Because he has been singular among the leaders of the world, and the Presidents of the United States since 1989, in demonstrating his readiness to stand up to violent intimidation. President Trump has already made it clear in so many ways, most notably by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Clinton, Bush, and Obama all spoke about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, but backed off from recognizing the fact as official U.S. policy, for fear that Muslims would riot and kill innocent people, and that such a recognition would jeopardize the chimerical and fruitless “peace process.”
So should terrorists decide where our embassy should be? Trump was not willing to concede this point. And when one man shows that bullies can be confronted and stood down by people with courage, others are inspired to make the same kind of stand. This new Iranian uprising came just weeks after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement, after the threatened rage and riots of Muslims worldwide in response to that announcement proved to be largely a fizzle. [snip]
Confronted with those 2009 demonstrations that did not go as far or demand as much, Barack Obama betrayed the demonstrators to every grisly fate that the mullahs could devise for them in their torture chambers. Bent on concluding the disastrous nuclear deal that lined their oppressors’ pockets with billions and set the world on a path to a catastrophic nuclear attack, Obama ensured that the U.S. government didn’t lift a finger or offer a word of support for the protesters, even as they were being gunned down in the streets.
But now the man who is setting the tone is a different man. Trump has come out strongly in favor of the protesters, tweeting: “Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching!”
One Gideon, one Churchill, one Trump can change the age. Watching all the lovely New Year’s Day programming from Austria reminded us of the new Trumpian leader of Austria who is 31 years old, Sebastian Kurz. Those lovely programs filled with the music of the West made many waltz about in happiness. Happiness though is the fact that now there is a real chance to save the West. The 31 year old leader of Austria in the Age of Real continues to challenge the Age of Fake illusions and lies which so plague the Europe that did not experience Soviet occupation. Make Austria Great Again. This new European leader aligned with other European leaders that endured Soviet totalitarianism are ready to fight Islamic invasion:
Austria Launches New Migrant Policy: Benefits Cut, Phones, Cash Seized [snip]
“Phones will be seized upon entry, allowing border officials to analyse mobile data to determine migrants’ identities,” the Express newspaper reports. “Money will also be taken from migrants and put towards the cost of caring for people arriving in the country. And benefits will be stopped for some migrants who have not yet ‘paid into’ the country.”
The move comes as European Union Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos writes that “Europe’s Migrants Are Here to Stay.”
“It’s time to face the truth. We cannot and will never be able to stop migration,” Avramopoulos wrote in Politico.
“Human mobility will increasingly define the 21st century,” he wrote, adding that mass migration is an issue Brussels has committed Europe to “for the long haul.” “Migration is deeply intertwined with our policies on economics, trade, education and employment — to name just a few.”
“They have found safety in Europe, but we also need to make sure they find a home,” he writes of refugees, going on to insist that programming Europeans to welcome mass migration is “not only a moral imperative,” but “also an economic and social imperative for our aging continent — and one of the biggest challenges for the near future.”
Meanwhile, mayors from seven major French cities that have been overwhelmed by the flow of refugees have written a joint letter to Paris published in LeMonde last week, begging the government to step in and help.
REAL hope, REAL change. From America to the rest of the free world and even into the pits of theocracy and dictatorship whether in Iran or North Korea. That’s the promise of MAGAnificent 2018. Oddly, Axios has the real on realness:
Next year will bring “full Trump,” said one person who recently talked to the president. [snip]
In private meetings:
Trump keeps asking for tariffs — on steel and aluminum, in particular. He wants a trade war, and has for many years. His economic and diplomatic advisers persuaded him to delay trade actions in 2017.
Those advisers recognize that the day of reckoning will come in 2018, regardless of whether economic adviser Gary Cohn and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — who advocated restraint — stay or go.
Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin successfully persuaded Trump not to do anything rash while tax reform was being negotiated.
Trump also saw the advantage of trying to use that as leverage with China to get help on North Korea. He said yesterday in an interview with the N.Y Times: “China’s hurting us very badly on trade, but I have been soft on China because the only thing more important to me than trade is war. O.K.?”
And he tweeted yesterday, in response to Chinese ships secretly delivering oil to North Korea: “Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!”
NEW: Look for Trump to take action on trade in the next month. It probably won’t be next week, so as not to disrupt the afterglow of the tax cut. But nothing is final.
Trump still wants his wall, and tighter restrictions on legal immigration. He’s a true believer on this stuff, and knows intuitively that it keeps his base stoked.
Trump seems most interested in discussing military options on North Korea in these meetings. He is surrounded by advisers who share his concern about the rogue state, but not his fixation on a military strike.
And some top officials have told us Trump’s belligerent rhetoric on the subject makes them nervous.
There is a reason the harshest assessments of Trump usually leak after North Korea meetings.
That’s not just an agenda for one year. That is several decades worth of work for someone not named Trump. But there is so much more.
Next Monday, the war on Big Media continues. It is part and parcel of the Age of Real as President Trump devours the cultural landscape once again and reshapes the culture and our politics. President Trump will rival the Oscars with his “Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” next Monday at 5:00. What better way to focus on the lies of Fake News Big Media than to give awards to the miscreants?
I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!
As well there will be the counterattack against Mueller, Big Media, and the Obama Dimocrats that tried to destroy him with Russia nonsense in a final desperate attempt to halt the advance of the Age of Real. But the Age of Real is here and can no more be turned back than a lit matchstick can melt a glacier or a roach move a tectonic plate.
Yup, the country had to hit Ba-rock Bottom if it was ever to recover from the leftist totalitarian plans of “managed decline” and once again strive with a real chance of success to Make America Great Again.
Likewise, we also needed to get corrupt Robert Mueller appointed as the protector of the swamp if we are ever to drain the swamp. Upon the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, “We celebrated because the more Swamp Deep State players come forth to attack President Trump openly, not from the shadows, the easier it will be to take down the Deep State “resistance” to a duly elected President.” Yup, we needed Robert Mueller to come from behind the tapestry so that we could confront the enemy face-to-face.
That enemy is now coming sharply into focus. The Obama corruptions we warned about are slowly exposed. The corrupt Iran deal is now seen as a means for Obama to permit Hezbollah drug dealing in America. The filthy dossier paid for by the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign then funneled to the F.B.I., or perhaps also paid for by the F.B.I. and churned about by John McCain and his aide David Kramer – that too is all getting exposed. It’s MAGAnificient!!! Thanks David Nunes!!!!
We got a lot of what we wanted in MAGAnificent 2017 too. It wasn’t all just misery. It wasn’t just the misery of the first 21 days of Obama followed by the appointment of Robert Mueller to try to take down the greatest enemy of the swamp the Republic has ever produced. 2017 was MAGAnificent in many ways.
It wasn’t just the terrific Trump tax triumph and the implications of the plan we wrote about. There were a lot of MAGAnificient triumphs in 2017. Consider some of the great Trump triumphs that have been given little attention.
There are the amazing Trumpian happenings in the center of the Muslim world, particularly in Saudi Arabia with it’s handover of power to a much younger leader and one who might be serious about killing Muslim extremists.
On policy, there was all the crazy talk that President Trump had made an agreement with Nancy Pelousy and Cryin’ Chuck on DACA which ensured amnesty for illegal aliens was on the way. Then reality hit and the DACA plan emerged which will never be accepted by Obama Dimocrats. The “plan” with its 70 conditions, such as a border wall, will be the art of the deal starting point.
On politics, who could have dreamed that the Obama Dimocrats would have yet another senate seat to defend in MAGAnificient 2018 now that Al Frankengroper will resign? And just think, the Hollywood left will not be able to campaign for the forlorn Obama Dimocrat candidates because so many of them, yea the entire industry of “progressive entertainers” have been Harvey Weinsteined.
The Trump GOP will have less than 10 seats to defend in MAGAnificient 2018. The Obama Dimocrats are already forced to defend 25 seats, mostly in “red” states. So say “good-bye” to Joe Manchin who is now the sole Obama Dimocrat elected to a statewide seat in West Virginia. Say good-bye as well to all the Obama Dimocrats who persist to resist President Trump. We’ve already bid adieu, or rather kicked down the stairs, the NeverTrumpers on the GOP side like Bob Corker and Jeffy Flake. MAGAnificent!!!
What about Rocket Man? In 2017 China was exposed as a duplicitous enabler of North Korea in pictures of China breaking the sanctions against Rocket Man by selling oil despite the U.N. votes and the promises made to America and the world. President Trump has the pictures and has used them in the same way President Kennedy used his pictures of Soviet missiles in Cuba. MAGAnificent!!!!
In MAGAnificent 2018 North Korea’s Rocket Man will see rockets “made in America” hit him between the eyes.
ISIS? What ISIS? The ISIS Obama said would take generations to destroy has been sent packing and running for the caves by President Donald J. Trump and he has not been in office a full year yet.
The U.N.? President Trump schlonged them and is cutting off the funding by hundreds of millions – to start with. N.A.T.O. has been given orders to have member states pay their dues and they are starting to cough up the cash. Iran? Wait until 2018 to see Iran get the Iran deal pulled. Paris Treaty? Gone girl. TPP? Dead and buried. NAFTA? On life support about to have the plug pulled.
Regulations cut, Supreme Court and court system, immigration executive orders, the stock market, the economy… MAGAnificent. MAGAnificent.
All signs are that business is looking really good for next year, only to be helped further by our Tax Cut Bill. Will be a great year for Companies and JOBS! Stock Market is poised for another year of SUCCESS!
Update II: Winners and losers tonight? Big winner is Steve Bannon. Bannon has more evidence that the establishment way is the losers way. As President Trump, who gave a terrific speech in South Korea but took a few seconds immediately after to send a Tweet on the race put it, “Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for.” To win the GOP establishment must embrace President Trump. GOP candidates who try to be coy and two-faced with the public about whether or not they support President Trump – will lose.
Big losers are all those who hope to “reform” the Obama Dimocrat Party into a party they control. Bernie Sanders and his bros, Donna Brazile, all those who want to get rid of the Dim establishment, they all lost. The Obama Dimocrat establishment has proof after the night’s election results that they can still win in states Hillary won. The Obama Dimocrat establishment can now say to the naysayers “we win when we run establishment candidates in states that Hillary won so stop whining about change. Hope for change in the Obama Dimocrat Party is dead. Dead.”
Obama Dimocrats can’t win any state that President Trump won. As long as the status quo remains and President Trump wins states he won in 2016 and Obama Dimocrats win states they won in 2016 the big winner remains the champ, President Donald J. Trump. With this status quo result Obama Dimocrats can continue to lose and live to scream and rage at the results of their failures. For Obama Dimocrats winning the same states as they won in 2016 is losing.
Update: Prediction time. This is a close one. Will Ed Gillespie pull out the win in Virginia. Hells bells this is a tough one. Gillespie had momentum going into the race so that gives him some edge. But Northam, as noted below, has all the advantages. So, to whom do we award the victory tonight?
Gillespie. Gillespie wins Virginia. Why? Yeah, he’s a closer and he began to run a Trumpy campaign near the end of the race. But is this enough? Is this enough to carry him over the edge? No. This is not enough to carry him over the edge.
But perhaps divine intervention? Um, divine intervention, hummm? You want divine intervention. Here’s divine intervention: this might just do it. This might just be enough to stop Dims from voting and the highly energized pro-Trump voters might toss Gillespie a favor and come out for him. If so, Gillespie wins.
Donna Brazile is a pig, or a cow, or as Hillary Clinton allegedly refers to her, a brain dead buffalo. That’s not to say that Donna Brazile, the pig, the cow, the garbage scow is 100% wrong in her latest book which is solely designed to make money for the self-interested Hillary-hating Donna.
The only reason we write about the pig, the cow, the garbage scow, called Donna Brazile, is because we at this website have a history with her, and because Donna Brazile and Hillary Clinton will have a great impact in tomorrow’s election in Virginia. Also, we like to gloat and we have a lot to gloat about as many of our predictions from 2007 and afterwards come to pass.
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DONNA BRAZILE IS A PIG
Donna Brazile is a long-time Hillary hater. Donna Brazile is also a long time self-interested pig who will do anything to promote her non-existent skills. We recall Donna Brazile when Brazile joined with Bush Republican Karl Rove to advance her interests over Democratic Party interests. We also recall when Donna Brazile attacked this website. Brazile at that time was employed as an “impartial” observer by CNN but Brazile was a pro-Obama hack who was only interested in attacking Hillary Clinton in 2007.
Donna Brazile helped rig the 2008 election for Barack Obama (recall Michigan and Florida). But as the horrible eight years of Obama ended, Brazile realized she needed to ingratiate herself with Hillary Clinton if the gravy train was to continue to bring money and position to Brazile. So in 2016 Brazile helped rig the election for Hillary Clinton by even providing Hillary Clinton with debate questions well before the debate occurred. For Bernie, zilch.
Now, with Hillary Clinton defeated and the Obama Dimocrat Party on a leftward lurch, Donna Brazile has written a book which describes the rigged 2016 Dimocrat primary election. Brazile in her book claims the 2016 primary election was rigged by the DNC in Hillary Clinton’s favor:
I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie. [snip]
By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart.
Ever the buffoon, Brazile gets furious when President Trump or anyone else says, as Brazile admits in her book, that the 2016 Dimocrat primary election was rigged for Hillary. Brazile describes how the Hillary Clinton campaign controlled the DNC well before the primary ended and controlled the DNC finances sufficiently for all to see the primary election was rigged, Elizabeth Warren says the primary election was rigged, Bernie Sanders’ supporters know the primary election was rigged, but Brazile then denounces the notion that the primary election in 2016 was rigged. Brazile will undergo any contortion necessary to make money and stay in the spotlight.
Donna Brazile also claims Hillary Clinton’s campaign treated her like a “slave”. Brazile writes she prepared to remove Hillary Clinton as the nominee and replace her with Joe Biden after Hillary’s collapse in the polls and at the World Trade Center site. Brazile also attacks airhead and corrupt Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But that is all frankly uninteresting. What is interesting is that Brazile is exposing the chasms in the failed Obama Dimocrat Party. What is fascinating is the impact Brazile, and Hillary Clinton, and the great President Donald J. Trump are having in tomorrow’s governor election in Virginia.
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THE ELECTION IN VIRGINIA
Obama Dimocrats were supposed to win the Virginia governor’s election tomorrow. For the longest time the Obama Dimocrat was way ahead in the polls. Barack Obama campaigned in Virginia for Obama Dimocrat Northam. Obama Dimocrats earlier claimed the Virginia governor race was a herald for the sure win results in 2018:
Northam enjoys almost every structural advantage
Most polls have shown Northam ahead in the race, and there’s an easy explanation: He enjoys almost every structural advantage.
Trump: In addition to his 38 percent approval rating in The Washington Post’s poll, 57 percent of voters say their views of Trump are important in deciding their votes.
History: With just one exception (in 2013, when Terry McAuliffe defeated Ken Cuccinelli), the party that controls the White House has lost every gubernatorial election in Virginia going back to the 1970s.
The GOP’s poor performance in Virginia: Since 2005, Democrats are 9-1 in major statewide elections in Virginia (for president, Senate, governor), including Hillary Clinton’s 5-point victory in 2016.
Cash: Northam is outraising Gillespie, which is striking given Gillespie’s background as a former chairman of the Republican National Committee and lobbyist.
The advertising war: Northam is outspending Gillespie on the TV airwaves, while party spending has been about even.
“If Democrats lose, it will be a very big story, and there will be many assessments of what it means about the party’s prospects in the midterms next year,” Rozell said.
Republican Ed Gillespie was losing bigly in the polls. Then Gillespie began to campaign like Trump. Gillespie attacked gang crime by illegal immigrants. Gillespie began to focus on illegal immigration. Gillespie began to rise in the polls even as NeverTrump Republicans accused him of abandoning them and becoming more like winner Trump. As Gillespie became more Trump-like, the Obama Dimocrat Northam became more of a lying loser:
Ralph Northam’s campaign continues to drown in controversy as Virginia campaign finance reports revealed that the Northam campaign coordinated with the Latino Victory Fund to push a “sickening” ad that featured an Ed Gillespie supporter attempting to run down minority children.
Northam also recently flip-flopped in favor of banning sanctuary cities; the progressive Democracy for America denounced the Ralph Northam campaign for Northam’s about-face in favor of banning sanctuary cities.
Northam’s flip-flop is emblematic of Obama Dimocrat tactics. The tactic is to publicly flip-flop on positions to fool the voting public when those positions are an impediment to election victory. No principles.
VIRGINIA, BARACK OBAMA, AND 2018
The back and forth is not what hurts Northam in Virginia however. The problems for Obama Dimocrats are problems we have described for years. The problems for Obama Dimocrats is Barack Obama and Obama policies. Hillary Clinton became the Obama Third Term and that doomed her. Barack Obama is the kiss of death in Virginia too:
Clinton was guilty of “malpractice” in how she conducted her 2016 Presidential campaign, Greenberg told me. Even worse, he said, Democrats were repeating the same political mistakes a year later. “Look at Virginia right now,” Greenberg said, as soon as we sat down in his second-floor office. “We have a candidate”—Ralph Northam, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee—“running as Hillary Clinton. He is running on the same kind of issues, and has the same kind of view of the world. It’s the Republicans who talk about the economy, not the Democrats.” This was the approach that doomed Clinton against Trump. The electorate was angry in 2016 and remains angry now, Greenberg said, and Northam, a Norfolk doctor, didn’t get it. Neither did Clinton and the team of Obama veterans who staffed her Brooklyn headquarters. “If you live in the metro areas with the élites, you don’t wake up angry about what’s happening in people’s lives,” Greenberg said.
His rant was notable for a variety of reasons, not least because Greenberg was the pollster who helped Bill Clinton win the White House in 1992, and he has been a participant in every Democratic nominee’s Presidential campaign since, including Hillary Clinton’s. His criticism illuminates an urgent question for the Democratic Party, not just in next week’s governor’s race in Virginia but in the midterm elections of 2018 and beyond. Could Trump, as deeply polarizing and unpopular as he is, even be reëlected?
Greenberg and other prominent Democrats still furious about last year’s Clinton campaign think it’s entirely possible, unless the Party figures out, and fast, a way to tackle the problem that sealed Clinton’s fate in 2016: how to appeal to the disaffected white working-class voters who provided Trump’s unlikely win a year ago.
“That debate,” Greenberg told me, “which would have been pushed off had she won, is immediate.”
In the weeks after Greenberg published his critique, I spoke with several other veterans of the Bill Clinton years who shared his appraisal of Hillary’s campaign—and said that their advice had also been ignored. “They viewed people like me and Bill Clinton as yesteryear,” one, who ran his campaign in a key Midwestern state and played a public role in Hillary Clinton’s campaign there as well, said. “They thought the world has changed, politics has changed. But their analytics were flawed. They were treating this like a third term for Obama, and it was a big mistake.” The internal critics, they told me, had also included the former President, but he was, as Greenberg put it when we talked, “frozen out.”
This was, I realized, one of the hidden stories of the 2016 election. [snip] But, even if the fight is in part an exercise in after-the-fact finger-pointing, the campaign’s internal struggles over how to talk to the Trump base in the formerly Democratic states of Middle America are just as relevant, polarizing, and unresolved today as they were a year ago. Should Democrats bet their future on attacking Trump and pledge, as the California billionaire donor Tom Steyer now wants them to do, to pursue Trump’s impeachment, at all costs, if they win back the House next year? Should they give up on the white voters who went for Trump in 2016 even though many had been reliably Democratic in the past? Was Clinton’s defeated primary challenger, Bernie Sanders, right to try to pull the Party to the left?
Without a resolution to these questions, the next Democratic nominee may well end up caught in the same trap in which Hillary Clinton found herself, stuck defending the legacy of the two-term Obama Presidency, even as the economic dislocations of the Obama era fuelled the rise of populism on both left and right.
But I haven’t talked with a single Democrat or independent analyst who doesn’t think that the Party remains in serious danger of another electoral catastrophe.
Recently, another former Bill Clinton adviser, the onetime White House political director Doug Sosnik, published an op-ed in the Washington Post arguing that, as the headline put it, “Trump is on track to win reelection.” Sosnik contended that Democrats needed to immediately start figuring out how to appeal to voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, where a shift in votes for Trump won him the election. I mentioned the Sosnik article when I recently ran into a Washington operative who had also served as a key White House aide to Clinton. “Of course, Trump could win,” he said. “We’re the party that doesn’t have a message that speaks to the country or stand for anything other than being against Trump.” [snip]
“The Democratic Party today is divided over whether it wants to focus on the economy or identity,” Greenberg said when we talked. That is, as he pointed out, just what the Clinton campaign was fighting about a year ago. Greenberg and others who came out of the Bill Clinton era—like the former President himself—had never really let go of the economy-first mantra that got them to the White House in a different time, and they felt that there was a generational conflict with the Obama operatives who held sway over Hillary Clinton’s 2016 strategy. It was a fight that dogged the Clinton campaign all the way until its final days, when Greenberg and his allies inside the campaign pushed unsuccessfully to close with a focus on her plans for the economy.
In Virginia the Obama Dimocrats should by all rights win. They should win bigly. The big wins would then presage bigly victories in 2018. Like Hillary Clinton in 2016 all systems are go for a big Obama Dimocrat win in Virginia.
The hope for change by Obama Dimocrats is that the legal system can eliminate the Obama Dimocrats’ political/electoral problems. In 2016 the Obama Dimocrats via Hillary Clinton thought they could race-bait their way to electoral victory. But Trump happened.
As Virginia votes tomorrow, we will watch the election returns even as we prepare to celebrate the one year anniversary of the election of President Donald J. Trump. Meanwhile Hillary Clinton will not be celebrating.
Hillary Clinton will be fighting old fights with Brazile and the Obama leftists. Hillary Clinton will be regretting the moment she became the Obama Third Term and the Shield Maiden of Chappaqua. Hillary Clinton will remember how she smeared her lips with the Obama kiss of death.
Hillary Clinton will be fighting fights from the past as President Donald J. Trump, fighting for America in Asia, will be Making America Great Again.
The do-nothing Republican Congress does not have to do a thing to win in 2018 and 2020. That’s because Obama Dimocrats will make GOP big wins in 2018 and the reelection of President Donald J. Trump the only choice for normals.
We don’t think the do-nothing GOP congress will pass tax cuts, let alone tax reform. ObamaCare repeal? We doubt it. Immigration anything? Um, no. We don’t think they will have to do a single damn thing. Yet, the GOP will win big in 2018 and even bigger in 2020.
We are as convinced now in October as we were early this year and throughout the rest of the year when we forecast big GOP wins in 2018 and 2020. Our forecasts and reasons are indisputable.
So deranged is Hillary Clinton that even the Bezos Washington Post which loves “gun control” mocked her assertions after the Las Vegas shooting by what appears to be a loon son of an F.B.I. ten most wanted pop.
The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots.
Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.
Hillary Clinton is not alone in her deranged Las Vegas mutterings. Loons such as Senator Chris Murphy, Mike Bloomberg, Senator Blumenthal, Senator Pocahontas Warren, and Congressman Himes, all jumped inside the kook-kook clock to chime about gun control. Gun control works only on law abiding citizens, but don’t tell these self-interested anti-Trump kooks that.
And as someone who cheers when Stephen Curry or Von Miller speaks out and makes the president look small, I’ve reluctantly become convinced that many athletes are making a tactical mistake.
Yes, the athletes and their allies can make nuanced, genuine arguments about why kneeling during the national anthem is not meant as a rebuke to the entire country. Liberals have rallied to their side, almost uniformly. I have the same instinct.
Winning over blue America, however, is a pretty modest goal. The kneeling argument needlessly alienates persuadable people, and it’s one the athletes don’t need.
It’s not just “athletes” making a tactical, rather, strategic mistake. It’s Obama Dimocrats. All these doofs manage to do is expand their cheering squads and votes in the encircled blue states; and give ammunition to the hordes of pro-Trump revolutionaries ready to take down the Hunger Games Capitol and capital cities filled with Obama Dimocrats. Meanwhile the normals continue to march on in support of President Trump:
CNN host John King said Sunday that NFL owners have data supporting President Donald Trump’s claim that television ratings have gone down because of players’ protests during the national anthem.
“NFL owners so far siding with their players for their right to free speech, but they’re also keeping close tabs on the financial impact and the public relations impact of this confrontation,” King said.
He went on to say that the NFL owners have research “clearly showing the president is right” when he claims the national anthem protests are one factor in TV ratings dropping.
“Since the president weighed in, the owners are now dealing with a surge in ticket holder requests for refunds,” King said.
For once CNN is not stating Fake News. And, to quote the Mets fans’ “Wait until next year.” Next year, around Labor Day, when the political campaigns go into full swing will also be the time the football season starts. Get ready for President Trump to beat the NFL into the ground in the next season of 2018. We can’t wait. President Trump will score a 2018 election touchdown in part because of the kneeling fumbles of the NFL.
David Leonhardt is not alone at the New York Times with his warnings of Obama Dimocrat Gotterdammerung. Repulsive Anti-Trump (and anti-Hillary) Frank Bruni tells the Obama Dimocrats to get ready, get ready, get ready… to lose:
Democrats, Please Get Ready to Lose
There’s a saying that what matters isn’t winning or losing. It’s whether you beat the spread.
But what’s the spread for Democrats in 2018?
Is the spread — which means the predicted margin of victory or defeat — gaining the 24 seats in the House that are necessary for a majority in the chamber? That’s certainly doable. I could argue that it’s probable.
But I could also make the case that Democrats fall five, 10 or 15 seats short. And I could imagine a demoralization that shadows and thereby dooms the party in 2020, when the stakes are even higher.
Is the spread control of the Senate? With just three turned seats, the Democrats have it. What promising math. But what a punishing map: There are more vulnerable Democrats up for re-election than there are vulnerable Republicans. Despite Donald Trump’s wackiness and the G.O.P.’s woes, Democrats could easily lose ground here.
Frank Bruni hates President Donald J. Trump. But the obvious even dawns upon the dead. Frank Bruni finally sees what we saw many months ago. President Trump triumphant! Obama Dimocrats humiliated again and eating their own bowels:
So the task ahead is twofold and tricky. They must move heaven and earth to wrest Congress from Republicans, who’ve demonstrated little backbone for standing up to an erratic, egomaniacal president in desperate need of containment.
But they must also, somehow, keep their expectations in check, because the long game is the White House, and it won’t be served by the acrimony and sense of futility that disappointment in 2018 could bring.
Howard Wolfson, who was one of the chief strategists for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, summed up the situation well.
He said that the House majority must be Democrats’ nonnegotiable goal, because it matters so much and is indisputably attainable. But if they don’t succeed, he added, “There will be a circular firing squad.” And it will be an especially furious one.
Progressives will point to moderates who lost their contests as definitive proof that the party should move left. Moderates will point to progressives who didn’t prevail and insist the opposite. And the infighting could be another lucky break for Trump, whose life story is already a fable of outrageous fortune.
Bill Clinton used to say that if you’re walking down the road and you see a turtle on a post — you can be sure the turtle did not get there by accident. The Frank Bruni totalitarian left wants to believe that 2020 will be “another lucky break for Trump” and continue a “life story” which “is already a fable of outrageous fortune.” President Trump was lucky to be born to his parents. But it is not “luck” to find him on top of the post, giggling. It was hard work and smarts that got Donald J. Trump into the White House.
Deep down, the totalitarian left and Frank Bruni understand that President Trump earned his 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue address. In 2016 they were with “her”. The American people are with “him” and Obama Dimocrats know the “him” is Trump. For all the happy talk about wins, Obama Dimocrats are losers and the know it:
“You have to shoot for the stars,” the Democratic operative Hilary Rosen told me. “You might just reach the moon.”
But even as Rosen said that, she hedged any prophecy of a rout, in a manner that spoke to the difficulty of properly calibrating optimism in 2018. She worried about Democrats’ policy agenda. She worried about the party’s tone. “I still think we lack a sunny, aspirational outlook,” she said. “We’re going down in the mud with Donald Trump.”
She added that the party wasn’t focused on change in the right, compelling fashion. “The change that Donald Trump was selling was blowing up the system,” she observed. “What’s our change? Is our change to patch up the system? Not very sexy.” [snip]
Two new directions that many progressives in the party have indeed latched onto — tuition-free college and single-payer health care — make some G.O.P. leaders’ hearts go pitter-patter, because they’re convinced that a majority of Americans, including many independents, aren’t ready for either, not when the cost is bluntly explained.
“I think Democrats are making a huge, huge, huge mistake,” said one prominent Republican strategist who is carefully studying House races and may help steer a few of them. He expressed guarded confidence that the G.O.P. would hold onto its majority in the chamber, because, he said, the Democratic Party “is now being controlled by 20 people who are running for president, and that’s causing them to move too far left.”
He also marveled that Democrats had done nothing to take away one of Republicans’ most trusted targets: Nancy Pelosi. As long as she remains the Democratic leader in the House and Republicans can describe their opponents as servants of a San Francisco liberal in office for so many decades, they’re in good stead, he said.
For all his false bravado and excuses for why the GOP wins (gerrymandering) in 2018 which will lead to demoralized Obama Dimocrats losing again in 2020 (Bruni’s version of our Hiroshima and Nagasaki article) you can still smell the fear stinking from Bruni’s pores as he cannot comprehend why President Trump’s fights with the GOP establishment help President Trump and his army of normals:
I’m told that in some focus groups, when Republican voters are asked to name the leader of their party, most don’t mention Trump. He’s an unclassifiable entity in an orbit all his own. So while it’s possible that any disgust with the president will be taken out on the Republican lawmakers who curtsied to and coddled him, it’s not out of the question that those lawmakers would be regarded, and judged, separately.
Name another president in recent decades who publicly taunted and savaged peers in his putative party the way that Trump does. Name another president who was such an eager, audacious agent of disorder. There’s no tidy precedent for Trump, no historical model that snugly accommodates him. He proved that in 2016, and could prove it anew in 2018.
“Those who look to the past to predict the current political moment do so at their folly,” said Representative Joe Kennedy III, one of the regional vice chairmen of the D.C.C.C. So while he told me that he’s enormously heartened by the quality of Democratic candidates being groomed for House races, he’s not placing wagers.
That’s wise, considering: Democrats must recover from a breathtaking decline, during the Obama years, of the party’s representation at every level of government below the presidency. The party holds only 15 of 50 governor’s offices. While Republicans control both the governorship and the legislature in 26 states, Democrats have that monopoly in just six.
“We didn’t get here overnight,” Rosen said, reverting to management-of-expectations mode. “I think it’s unrealistic to think we’re going to turn it around in a single election.”
Frank Bruni and his Obama Dimocrat ilk of numbskulls do not understand that President Trump’s fight with the GOP establishment is a feature, not a bug.
In 2018, the GOP winners of the primaries will be Trump supporters. Already Corker is gone and will be replaced by a Trump supporter. Jeff Flake will soon be gone either because he decides not to run or because he will be destroyed by Trump supporters in the Arizona primary. Trump hater John Kasich will be term limited out of the Ohio capital. Obama Dimocrat McCaskill in Missouri, Donnelly in Indiana, Sherrod Brown in Ohio – all will be replaced by Trump supporters in the U.S. Senate. Those who stand with Trump will win in 2018. Those who kneel against the Flag will lose in 2018. In 2020 Trump triumphant.
Democrats in Iowa looking for ways to win back Trump voters
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Democrats are looking for the prescription that will help them emerge from their withered condition, after dominating just a decade ago.
After sending progressive Tom Harkin to the Senate for 30 years and twice delivering the state for Barack Obama, Democrats are powerless in the House, Senate and statehouse, and remain stunned by President Donald Trump’s solid Iowa victory last year.
While it’s a familiar scenario across the upper Midwest, the pressure on Iowa Democrats to recoup the working-class voters who marched with Trump is more intense: They’re charged with setting the tone in a little more than two years for the party’s presidential nomination. [snip]
“I think it starts with letting these working-class people know that we see them, we hear them and we know what they are going through, and we have a plan,” Ryan, from blue-collar Warren, Ohio, told The Associated Press on Saturday. [snip]
“We’ve lost touch with certain voters,” state party chairman Troy Price said. “We talk about issues, but not the values behind the issues. We haven’t done the best job communicating with the people we fight so hard for. It’s why we are where we are.” [snip]
“It’s difficult to go into the rural areas of Iowa and find anyone who will admit to being a Democrat.”
Tim Ryan says he wants to let “these working-class people know that we see them, we hear them”. But that is a lie. Obama Dimocrats are neither seeing nor listening to the working class in Iowa or anywhere.
On ‘Dreamers’ Deal, Democrats Face a Surprising Foe: The Dreamers
WASHINGTON — As Democrats warily prepare to negotiate an immigration deal with President Trump, they face an unexpected political foe: many of the 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants threatened with deportation whom they are championing.
These ungrateful, un-American illegal aliens threaten American elected officials and Obama Dimocrats cower to the illegals. Ungrateful sons-of-bitches:
The pressure from some immigrant activists to reject any compromise that would tighten border security has frustrated Democratic leaders, who recognize the political risks of being labeled the party of open borders — a potentially lethal tag as they seek to regain support from working-class voters across the Midwest.
Fearful of concessions to Mr. Trump that could increase immigration enforcement aimed at their families and friends, the activists are targeting Democratic congressional leaders with loud political protests. And Democratic politicians may be vulnerable. They have already shifted to the left on a number of issues, such as health care, as they try to take advantage of liberal fervor stoked by the Trump era.
But moving too far to the left on border security could hold serious risks for a party that lost the presidency with defeats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa — all states where immigration remains a hot-button issue.
John Feehery, a Republican strategist, said a Democratic pushback on border security would reinforce “the perception that the Democratic Party has largely abandoned and forgotten about the white working class.”
The illegal immigrant Dreamers argued that since they came illegally to this country they were little bitty babies and now that they are in their twenties and thirties they demand, not ask, demand to stay. But they undermine their once-upon-a-time argument. Now they want the parents who violated the law and are illegal aliens themselves to be citizens. They are not “dreamers”. They are liars.
The Obama Dimocrats are now in a trap of their own making. Obama Dimocrats cared about illegal immigrants more than American citizens. Like treacherous snakes (remember Trump’s poetry readings of The Snake?) these illegal aliens now bite the Obama Dimocrats:
They have already signaled that they are willing to consider Republican demands for increased enforcement along the border with Mexico in exchange for a legislative fix to the threatened Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which protects young immigrants brought to the country as children.
“It is naïve for us to believe that we will get 12 Republicans to vote for DACA or the Dream Act without putting something on the table,” said Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, an original co-author of the Dream Act, which would offer a path to citizenship for certain undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. “There’s always going to be a group that wants more. There are some people who want all or nothing. I consider this to be a world of reality that I live in.”
Democrats need to be mindful not just of white working-class voters but all voters, said Cornell Belcher, who worked as one of President Barack Obama’s pollsters during his 2008 presidential campaign. Democrats have to “thread a fine needle,” he said, because polls show that voters broadly “feel as though their borders need to be more secure.”
But activists worry that any compromise could carry a very personal price: Their own long-term safety might be secured only in exchange for an increased threat of deportation for their undocumented parents and friends who do not qualify for such protections under the program.
That is a deal that many of them are not willing to take.
“We are going to do whatever it takes to push both parties to pursue what we are demanding,” said Cristina Jiménez, executive director of United We Dream. “We don’t want a situation where my brother, who has DACA, will have relief from deportation, and we will have more enforcement and more ICE agents who end up going after my mom and my dad.” [snip]
Conservatives want those principles to include a call to limit the number of new legal immigrants and emphasize the entry of high-skilled workers instead of the family members of immigrants already in the country. They want to expand the “E-Verify” system to ensure that businesses do not hire workers who are in the country illegally. They are insisting on stepped-up immigration enforcement throughout the country’s interior. And they want Mr. Trump to get his wall along the southern border. [snip]
Immigration activists reject such demands as meanspirited and much too far-reaching. [snip]
Publicly, those young immigrants and their allies say they will not accept what they consider draconian measures in exchange for a deal on DACA, or on the Dream Act, the bill dating back to 2001 that would provide a pathway to citizenship for young immigrants brought in illegally as children.
Obama Dimocrats are surrounded by snakes draining them of their very blood. The white working class that has turned against their football millionaires is watching. The Trump supporters in Iowa are watching. The snakes are biting the swine:
Democrats also must weigh the political risk of being seen as weak on security issues as they try to recover from their 2016 losses.
During the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference last month, Kathleen Wells, a black radio host, challenged several members of Congress to explain why black Americans should embrace allowing more immigrants to remain in the United States who might compete with them for jobs.
The swine in the swamp are ready to lose. President Donald J. Trump will help them lose even more than they can imagine.
Las Vegas is a horrific bloody scene of carnage this October eve. The political carnage next November will be even bloodier.
Update: Very Strange days indeed. With his powerful speech in support of Luther Strange President Trump might succeed and Strange might win the race that was unwinnable according to all the polls.
We’ve watch the speech repeatedly. It is a powerful speech. It’s powerful because it is brutally honest. President Trump laid out his reasons for supporting Strange pretty much as we noted in our article (below). President Trump also vouched for Strange even as President Trump said Strange might lose in which case PDT would campaign for Moore. President Trump added that Strange would win the general election with ease whereas Moore would have a tough race.
Some other reasons to vote for Luther Strange have now appeared. For one, Moore has come out against the ObamaCare repeal as embodied in Graham/Cassidy. If Luther Strange or Vice President Pence, who will campaign for Luther Strange before Tuesday’s election, focus on this point, Strange will get a powerful boost.
In addition, news has emerged about Senator Corker’s role in persuading President Trump to back Luther Strange. That news has been utilized by Moore supporters to lambaste Strange as an establishment lackey. But we noticed, in an entirely unrelated matter we are told, that the anti-Trump Senator Corker arrived at support for the tax reform bill to be released this week in the Senate almost immediately after President Trump agreed to campaign for Senator Strange. Was there a deal? Strange days.
We are torn on this issue. We want to support President Trump and understand if President Trump emerges as the decisive factor in the Alabama primary race then President Trump will gain strength against his GOP establishment foes. On the other hand we would like to see many primary challenges against anti-Trump freaks like Jeff Flake and a Moore victory would kindle insurrectionary fires in every primary campaign. But if President Trump is seen as the decisive factor in any senate primary race then the GOP establishment might be sufficiently cowed. We’re conflicted. But we see President Trump as the man that might salvage Strange and at the same time beat the establishment with an establishment supported candidate. Strange Strange days.
Meanwhile as the NFL attacks President Trump we side with President Trump and support his call for a boycott of football. Then again, we don’t care for football or sports so our opinion on this does not count for much.
If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!
Strange days. Two elections and the implications for many others are part of the very Strange Brew as we bid farewell to Summer and wrap ourselves in Autumn colors.
Friday night, a President Trump rally is scheduled for Alabama. On Sunday a German election looms with grave consequences for the continent. Both elections in Germany and Alabama will say much about the current world situation and the future. It’s a Strange Brew.
In Germany the people are in dire straits. Angela Merkel, the alleged candidate of the right, who is really a true daughter of the old East German Soviet has betrayed the German people with her immigration policies. Throw her out!
Throw her out would be the thing to do. However the totally crackpot leftists nominated someone who is even more openly in favor of the destruction of Germany/Europe/The Free World than Merkel. Both Merkel and her Sergeant Schultz opposition are terrible. The German people therefore have no alternative. Well, there is Alternative for Germany:
Anti-Immigrant AfD Party Draws In More Germans as Vote Nears
Party’s upswing suggests undercurrent of popular distrust threatening to unsettle country’s politics
WISMAR, Germany—Candidate Georg Pazderski of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany spent nearly half his speech in this harbor town earlier this week highlighting the danger of Islamist terrorism. Chancellor Angela Merkel dispatched the topic in roughly 80 seconds in an address here the next day.
As this country’s election campaign reaches its crescendo ahead of Sunday’s vote, its participants appear to be fighting different battles. Ms. Merkel, looking assured of victory, is engaging her opponents in mainstream parties on pensions, infrastructure, education, and economic policy. The Alternative for Germany is creeping up in the polls while positioning itself as the only party sounding the alarm about what it says is the existential threat posed by Muslim immigration.
The AfD, as the party is known, is now polling above 10%, less than its peak early this year and well below what other far-right parties elsewhere in Europe have garnered in recent elections. But for Germany, if the polls hold, its impending entry into parliament would mark a turning point in a country where right-wing populism has long been banished from mainstream discussion. And it would show that despite Germany’s thriving economy, an undercurrent of popular distrust and discontent threatens to unsettle a largely stable political system.
The unease is especially apparent here in the former East Germany, where unemployment is higher and the mainstream political parties less deeply anchored than in the more prosperous former West. But AfD is drawing rising support from across the country, polls show.
Interviews with AfD supporters conducted in recent weeks, from the German southwest to here on the Baltic seacoast, yielded one common complaint: Mainstream politicians, the voters said, don’t take their concerns about immigration seriously enough.
Sunday’s German elections will be watched to see how many seats Alternative For Germany garners. It won’t take many seats to send a powerful message, it’s a parliamentary system after all and Merkel won’t even get 40% of the vote. Merkel’s forecast win will be closer to the mid thirties, if that high. There are other dangers for Merkel:
Opinion polls have confirmed the far-right populist AfD’s challenge to the Left party for third place in Germany’s federal elections. Chancellor Merkel has called on people to vote as concerns about abstention grow. [snip]
In polls published on Friday, the AfD was seen to strengthen its third place setting by two percentage points to a projected 13 percent of the vote in an Insa survey commissioned by Bild newspaper, which put it near its highest ranking so far this year. The CDU kept its top spot with 34 percent support, down 2 points and the SPD was down one point to 21 percent. The Left party was showing 11 percent support. [snip]
While voters have a choice of 42 parties and 4,828 candidates, the focus has sharpened on the top three, and the likely coalition which will come from the votes. While the CDU has been holding its position as the SPD weakens, if the opinion polls prove correct then both parties would see their overall share of the vote fall to a level they have not seen since 2009. [snip]
In the last federal elections in 2013, some 29 percent of registered voters did not cast a ballot. This week, polls showed those planning either not to vote or unsure of who to vote for at 34 percent.
Fears of a low turnout, which many experts have said would benefit the AfD as its base is motivated to head to the polls, have encouraged mainstream parties to call for voters to turn out on Sunday.
The German elections this weekend are important. But the big election is the Strange election this coming Tuesday. This is a Whiskey Bar election. It reminds us of the Dreigroschenoper Bertolt Brecht song about Alabama, don’t ask why.
How strange is this Alabama election? The incumbent senator is Mitch McConnell’s pal Luther Strange whom Trump has endorsed. The primary campaign challenger is the anti-establishment Judge Roy Moore. Can anything get Moore Strange than this election?
President Trump has endorsed Luther Strange because Strange voted the way President Trump wanted without any favors or pleas needed. But Strange is the GOP establishment’s guy!
On the other side of Strange, there are many Trump supporters who endorsed the challenger because they want Moore change. Trump’s Secretary of Housing, Ben Carson has called for Moore change.
Sarah Palin has campaigned for Moore change! Sean Hannity and Mike Huckabee want Moore change! Yikes! What is going on???
President Trump remembers how in 2010 and 2012 the GOP chose very right wing candidates then lost the general election and President Trump wants to avoid that fate. However this is very red state Alabama and we doubt that Moore can lose the general election. If Judge Roy Moore wins this primary election on Tuesday, then he will likely win the general election too.
“What’s happening in Alabama is being watched in the halls of Congress and the Senate,” Moore said at a rally over the weekend. “They know what is happening in Alabama. Mitch McConnell knows what is happening in Alabama. They know it is going to affect the future of elections of other senators in 2018 in other states.”
If Judge Roy Moore wins on Tuesday the entire GOP establishment is under threat. That’s why the President Trump endorsement of Strange is so very Strange.
After today the President Trump endorsement is especially Strange. But maybe not so strange in light of how Trump deals. After all, Moore is likely to win on Tuesday. If a Trump rally moves the election to Luther Strange the GOP establishment will clearly see the absolute value of an endorsement by President Trump. Trump gains.
If Strange loses and Moore change carries the day, President Trump can still declare that he did what he thought was right. President Trump can also say in full honesty that the proponents of Moore change all declared their allegiance to President Trump at every rally for Moore.
What would we like to see happen? What would be the best outcome of all this?
We would like to see Moore win on Tuesday. We would then like President Trump to address the ObamaCare vote in the Senate and the latest lies by John McCain immediately before or immediately after this coming week’s ObamaCare vote.
John McCain ran for the senate with lies to the people who voted. McCain lied when he said he would oppose ObamaCare and deserved votes. McCain lied repeatedly.
So what should happen? Moore should win on Tuesday. If Moore wins on Tuesday that should be a strong warning of what awaits the liars of the GOP establishment. Win or lose however, the ObamaCare vote should be taken in the Senate to force the liars out into the open. Immediately before or after the ObamaCare vote, President Trump should announce the congressional ObamaCare exemption is no longer as, a way to punish liars like McCain.
The answer to THE great mystery, which almost every sentient being knew the answer to, is fully revealed. For weeks, after the Summer of Trump III, the great mystery has been why the Obama Dimocrats have changed their approach to President Donald J. Trump.
Obama Dimocrat Senator Feinstein said some nice things about President Trump and was immediately attacked by the Kook left. Nancy Pelousy and Cryin’ Chuck Schumer too signaled they were not about to continue their ceaseless and wild attacks against President Donald J. Trump. These goofballs even signed on to agreements which benefit President Trump even as Big Media attempted to explain it all as a victory for Pelousy and Cryin’ Chuck. “What the Hell happened?” asked the dummies such as those at Axios, who cannot not see the obvious so they come up with crackpot theories instead of looking at what is staring at them in their faces.
Let’s recap: Pelousy and Cryin’ Chuck along with the entire asylum full of American Horror Story Cult Obama Dimocrats were fully engaged in #TheResistance. The plan was to not let President Trump be “normalized” as a legitimate President. The entire Obama Dimocrat strategy was to portray President Trump as Herr Hitler. Resistance! Unfurl the Resistance!!! flags. Let Antifa roam the streets as the black-shirt army of the leftist Resistance! to Herr Hitler!!!!!!!!!!
But how can President Trump be Herr Hitler if #TheResistance Obama Dimocrats are cutting deals? “How can this be?”, asked those who already knew the answer. For the dummies, the American Horror Story Cult of leftist Kooks, the Obama Dimocrat establishment of totalitarians, the answer is finally revealed. The answer is what we here suspected all along. Polls. Focus groups.
Democrats have attacked the president every which way, but polling and focus groups show none of it’s working.
Democrats tried attacking Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency. They’ve made the case that he’s ineffective, pointing to his failure to sign a single major piece of legislation into law after eight months in the job. They’ve argued that Trump is using the presidency to enrich himself and that his campaign was in cahoots with Russia.
Data from a range of focus groups and internal polls in swing states paint a difficult picture for the Democratic Party heading into the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election. It suggests that Democrats are naive if they believe Trump’s historically low approval numbers mean a landslide is coming. The party is defending 10 Senate seats in states that Trump won and needs to flip 24 House seats to take control of that chamber.
The research, conducted by private firms and for Democratic campaign arms, is rarely made public but was described to POLITICO in interviews with a dozen top operatives who’ve been analyzing the results coming in.
“If that’s the attitude that’s driving the Democratic Party, we’re going to drive right into the ocean,” said Anson Kaye, a strategist at media firm GMMB who worked on the Obama and Clinton campaigns and is in conversations with potential clients for next year.
Worse news, they worry: Many of the ideas party leaders have latched onto in an attempt to appeal to their lost voters — free college tuition, raising the minimum wage to $15, even Medicare for all — test poorly among voters outside the base. The people in these polls and focus groups tend to see those proposals as empty promises, at best.
Antifa blackshirt thugs, Bernie Sanders’ Bros and Hos, Hillary Clinton, Big Media, will respond that President Donald J. Trump is a chaotic mess and that is a big turnoff. In a political version of the Family Feud game show however, the vox populi has a different and very Trumpian answer:
Pollsters are shocked by how many voters describe themselves as “exhausted” by the constant chaos surrounding Trump, and they find that there’s strong support for a Congress that provides a check on him rather than voting for his agenda most of the time. But he is still viewed as an outsider shaking up the system, which people in the various surveys say they like, and which Democrats don’t stack up well against.
“People do think he’s bringing about change, so it’s hard to say he hasn’t kept his promises,” said Democratic pollster Celinda Lake.
Yes, that is the same Celinda Lake quoted that we featured in our July 25 analysis (…40 million Americans who voted last year will likely not show up at the polls for the 2018 midterms — and that two-thirds of those “drop-off” voters will be millennials, unmarried women and people of color.) Lake’s predictions for 2018 are dire for Obama Dimocrats, as we discussed. In that same analysis we quoted Obama Dimocrat Willie Brown who said pretty much the same as the focus groups confirm:
In focus groups, most participants say they’re still impressed with Trump’s business background and tend to give him credit for the improving economy. The window is closing, but they’re still inclined to give him a chance to succeed.
More than that, no single Democratic attack on the president is sticking — not on his temperament, his lack of accomplishments or the deals he’s touted that have turned out to be less than advertised, like the president’s claim that he would keep Carrier from shutting down its Indianapolis plant and moving production to Mexico.
Voters are also generally unimpressed by claims that Trump exaggerates or lies, and they don’t see the ongoing Russia investigation adding up to much.
The Russia election theft fable won’t work???? But, but, but what about Herr Hitler #Resistance and Charlottesville and NAZIS!!!!! and alt-right!!!!!!!! and oh my god what about Hitler…. Hitler people, Hitler!!!! What about Hitler????? Um, the Family Feud answer is…:
The president’s equivocation on neo-Nazis was not as much of a political problem as his opponents want to believe, Democratic operatives say, and shifting the debate to whether or not to remove Confederate monuments largely worked for him.
“He is the president. The assessment that voters will make is, is he a good one or not? While Democrats like me have come to conclusions on that question, most of the voters who will decide future elections have not,” Canter said.
But what about #TheResistance!!!! What about POLICY!!!!!! POLICY, people, policy!!!!! Surely Obama Dimocrat American Horror Story Cult policy will save the day against Trump, right? RIGHT???? Policy will work against President Trump, right??? Um, WRONG:
Many of the proposals Democrats are pushing fall flat in focus groups and polling.
The call for free college tuition fosters both resentment at ivory tower elitism and regret from people who have degrees but are now buried under debt. Many voters see “free” as a lie — either they’ll end up paying for tuition some other way, or worse, they’ll be paying the tuition of someone else who’ll be getting a degree for free.
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Gerstein Bocian Agne Strategies conducted online polling of 1,000 Democrats and 1,000 swing voters across 52 swing districts for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Their advice to candidates afterward: Drop the talk of free college. Instead, the firms urged Democrats to emphasize making college more affordable and reducing debt, as well as job skills training, according to an internal DCCC memo.
Where are the Big Media headlines about the Obama Dimocrat Congressional Campaign Committee lies about free college tuition? Big Media continues to protect their brethren Obama Horror Story Cult.
But what about “free health care” and Bernie’s Medicare for all lies? Policy people, policy. Surely free health care is a winner against Herr Hitler, right??? Right??? Wrong:
Medicare-for-all tests better, but it, too, generates suspicion. The challenge is that most voters in focus groups believe it’s a pipe dream — they ask who will pay for it and suspect it will lead to a government takeover of health care — and therefore wonder whether the politicians talking to them about it are being less than forthright, too.
Wait until the failed single payer systems of California, Vermont, and Colorado get a full airing during election season. That’s why Obama Horror Story Cult Dimocrats are in for a bloody end of gruesome death.
But what about the minimum wage? The minimum wage, people!!!! Surely the minimum wage will lead Obama Dimocrats to victory against President Trump, right? Right??? Wrong:
Raising the minimum wage to $15 is as unpopular as it was when the Obama White House tried to make it Democrats’ rallying cry in the 2014 midterms. Participants in battleground-state focus groups said they see that rate as relatively high and the issue in general as being mostly about redistributing money to the poor.
The DCCC memo urges candidates instead to talk about a “living wage,” or to rail against outsourcing jobs.
“What you’re seeing is this thing that Democrats cannot seem to figure out — this notion that somehow if we just put the words together correctly that’ll be the winning message and we’ll win,” Kaye said. “That is the opposite of how the electorate is behaving.”
Raise the minimum wage and everyone else has to get a raise and then prices rise, so after all the economic dislocation, the status quo returns. If the government “gave” every American one million dollars a lollypop would rise in price to $50.00.
But, but, but, immigration and trade, people!!!! Immigration and trade!!!!! Immigration and trade will save Obama Cult Horror Dimocrats, right? Right????? Um, WRONG:
On immigration and trade, voters remain largely aligned with Trump. Data show that voters believe that the economy is moving in the right direction and resent Democrats attacking its progress.
Obama Dimocrat strategists are very worried. They see what we see in the polling data and in the zeitgeist.
Obama Dimocrats will resort to lies as usual. These dopes will try the same playbook of loser plays against President Trump that worked so well against the hapless Mittens Romney:
More and more, Democratic operatives are gravitating toward pushing for an argument that Trump is just out to make his rich friends richer, at the expense of everyone else. They believe they could include all sorts of attacks on his decisions under that umbrella, from stripping regulations on credit cards to trying to end Obamacare to pushing for corporate tax breaks.
Will that tactic work? No. President Trump is not Kittens Romney. President Trump has already made it clear that in any tax reform or tax cut his goal is to help the middle class even if that means the rich get schlonged.
The Virginia Governor’s Race May Decide The 2020 Presidential Election [snip]
The Bill To End Virginia’s ‘Winner Take All’ System
The answer is in a bill that was put forward in the Virginia House of Representatives, one that would end Virginia’s ‘winner take all’ electoral vote system: [snip]
Republicans have a near two-to-one advantage in the House of Delegates, 66-34, and a majority in the Virginia Senate 21-19. Current Governor McAuliffe is term limited, and if the GOP’s Gillespie is elected in 2017, the stage would be set for Cole to reintroduce the bill, which would then be free from the danger of a veto.
Donald Trump won the Electoral College handily 306 to 232, but that is of course no indicator of how close the race might be in 2020. If it were a Reagan-type blowout, then how Virginia’s electoral votes were allocated would be of passing interest. On the other hand, if the race were more akin to the Gore/Bush 2000 campaign, any change to Virginia’s apportionment would become vital, if not the deciding factor.
That’s a longer way of saying that in 2020 the state of Virginia will once again be in play but that whatever happens it is likely that President Trump will do well in Virginia, a state he lost in 2016. If the winner takes some system is approved, President Trump will get a bunch of electoral votes no matter who “wins” Virginia in 2020. That’s bad news for Obama Dimocrats. It’s another boulder thrown into the scales of the 2020 election which we predicted President Trump will win. Bigly.
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So what is this “real estate scandal” we referenced in our title?
Picture a billionaire at the bulk discounter Costco, not buying anything, rather shoplifting, stealing, all he surveys. Picture this same billionaire at Van Cleef and Arpels, the jeweler on Fifth Avenue. He is not buying anything there either, rather shoplifting, stealing all he surveys. It is President Donald J. Trump and one of, if not the greatest political real estate thefts of all time.
We’ve explored this grand theft politics before. But the theft is now so wildly promiscuous and threatens to grow so massively that only an Obama Dimocrat RICO action could stop it. But it won’t. It won’t stop.
@RealDonaldTrump Walks Away With The Clinton Coalition
The bedrock of a winning coalition, the people Barack Obama dismissed in 2008 as “bitter” and clinging to their guns and Bibles, used to be the FDR coalition and the Clinton coalition. No longer. They are now part of the Trump Triumph. Hillary2016 has abandoned them so they have abandoned her. [snip]
The white working class chased out of the Democratic Party by Obama’s Kook coalition had no where to go but to the Republican Party. Now the former Democrats join in solidarity with the long time populist Republicans – ergo TRUMP.
President Donald J. Trump is the greatest of American political real estate thieves. President Trump stole the Clinton coalition. President Trump stole the Republican Party. President Trump is stealing the Democratic Party of FDR/Kennedy. It’s a political real estate scandal.
President Trump has taken the real estate from the full spectrum of the right wing (far right, moderate right, liberal right) as well as the all important center of the political world, and is on the move to steal the center left and the moderate left. The only real estate President Trump will not steal is the kingdom of Kooks far far left and the dirty swamp.
But is picking up extremely valuable abandoned property, theft? Or is it smarts? The Obama Dimocrat Horror Cult is about to find out just how smart President Donald J. Trump is.