President Trump Vs. The Swamp, Kooks

The fun is just beginning. We’re laughing at two categories of fool today.

Type one to mock is the Trump supporter chicken littles who think their world is crashing because the fight is on and things are not going as rosy sweet as they feverishly imagined.

Type two to mock are the DailyKooks who have gone full tilt nuts along with the GOP establishment still hoping the red they see is President Trump’s blood. We laugh at them both as Trump week 4 continues and hundreds, yes hundreds, of Trump weeks are to come.

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Let’s return to the basics of the Trump Revolution to understand what is happening. Donald J. Trump launched a hostile takeover of the Republican Party back in June 2015. During the nomination fight Donald J. Trump attacked Republicans such as George W. Bush and his Iraq War at Republican debates. Donald J. Trump rampaged through the debates and the nomination fight against the GOP establishment. Once Donald J. Trump was the GOP nominee he trained his artillery against the Obama Dimocrat Party and the self-proclaimed Obama Third Term a.k.a. Hillary Clinton. Against Big Media, the Dimocrats, the GOP establishment, the intelligencia, Academia, Big Business, Big Institutions, the neo-con right, and the totalitarian left, Donald J. Trump fought and won. Ergo, President Donald J. Trump.

The chicken littles of today somehow thought that after the President Donald J. Trump inauguration the war would turn into the discourse of a little girl’s plastic tea cup party featuring operatic debates in which the harshest imaginable behavior would be the occasional “tut-tut old sport” verbiage. That was never going to happen. Neither that nor any variant short of all out war, bloody war was ever going to happen.

It’s all out war. The inauguration of President Donald J. Trump was the starting fire of all out war. We wrote about what to expect and we said it will be all out war until the political equivalent of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Want to see a visual representation (warning: it’s gruesome) of what we expected and what every Trump voter should understand is the situation? Here it is (again, visually gruesome):



That’s what it’s like. President Trump and the overthrow of the political establishment is all out war, not a pretty picture of well ordered landings from a luxury cruise ship assisted by charming escorts. President Trump represents an invasion that seeks to overthrow the political order. The political order will fight back.

What President Trump understands is that once you land on the beach the imperative is to move swiftly inland and capture territory. President Trump, like the General Patton he so often references, knows that the army must move forward with surprising speed and worry about patching problems up as you go along.

Some parts of the beachhead advance. Other parts of the invasion are stalled. The order is to keep moving forward. There’s blood everywhere. The necessity is to break through the roadblocks and move forward. Move forward. There’s blood everywhere, but move forward, even when it is your friend that was mowed down, move forward, move forward:



Let’s look at the entire battlefield: the GOP establishment continues to fight back with delay tactics while the neo-cons and their bureaucratic allies continue all out war with flame-throwers and exhortations to fight on against President Trump. From the left it is madness and fury against President Trump. All along President Trump continues to move forward, move forward.

A few data points of the fight as it progresses which helps us map out tactically how to move forward on the strategy:

Data point from the former NeverTrumper Michelle Malkin who compares the beginning of the Obama horror to the Trump glory:

Remember the withdrawal of Obama’s pick for National Intelligence Council chairman, Charles Freeman, in March 2009? Obama had tapped the former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia for the sensitive post despite abundant conflicts of interests. Freeman had served for four years on the board of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, a company owned by the Chinese communist government. The state-owned firm has invested in Sudan and Iran. Freeman also led the Middle East Policy Council, a Washington, D.C.-based group funded by the Saudi government. [snip]

Obama knew all that and looked the other way at Freeman’s role as a de facto lobbyist for Saudi royalty. Even worse, he ignored Freeman’s Jew-bashing and tyrant-coddling record with a Blame America axe to grind. Freeman carped that our country exhibited “an ugly mood of chauvinism” after the 9/11 attacks and condemned his fellow countrymen for connecting the dots of Islam and Saudi-funded jihad: “Before Americans call on others to examine themselves,” he fumed with Jeremiah Wright-style bombast, “we should examine ourselves.”

In fine form, Freeman inveighed against the “Israel Lobby” in his resignation letter. [snip]

By this time in Obama’s first term, former Democratic New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson had withdrawn as Commerce Secretary nominee after both liberals and conservatives protested his long record of corruption and incompetence. [snip]

Richardson’s replacement, former GOP Sen. Judd Gregg, accepted and then quickly withdrew after disagreements over Obama’s massive federal stimulus proposal and Democrats’ politicization of the Census.

Another Beltway barnacle, former Democratic South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle, was also forced to withdraw from his nomination as Obama’s Health and Human Services secretary amid a storm of ethical scandal, conflicts of interest, and tax avoidance. That was compounded by Treasury Secretary Geithner’s admission of “tax goofs” involving his failure to pay $43,000 in federal self-employment taxes for four separate years (until, that is, he was tapped for his Obama post). At least five other Treasury staff picks withdrew before the Obama administration had reached the 100-day mark over tax problems, conflicts of interest, bad judgment and records of lax oversight of industry.

By the end of his first 100 days, Obama had set a turnover record for an incoming cabinet with four major withdrawals. And by the hallowed 100-day mark, Obama had announced less than half of the total Senate-confirmed Cabinet department positions he needed to fill, with only 10 approved — even though the Democrats had an overwhelming majority in the Senate at the time.

That brief history should shut up the chicken littles of 2016 pearl clutching about Mike Flynn and/or Puzder.

Consider the data point of neo-con Bill Kristol as he abandons democracy and the republic to embrace a coup d’etat against President Trump:


OregonMuse intelligently denounces Kristol and the #NeverTrump phonies who want to stop the Trump Revolution that has stripped them of the power they once had:

Ultimately, you’re committed not so much to conservative principles, but rather to a Beltway status quo that Trump is a huge threat to. Based on your actions over the past few months, I can see (and indeed, so can everybody else) that you wouldn’t have cared all that much if it had been Hillary Clinton who won the election. Even if Jeb Bush or Ted Cruz had came out on top in the Republican primaries, and then went on to lose in the general election to Hillary Clinton, you would not have been greatly discomfited. Yes, you wouldn’t have liked it, and yes, I’m sure that for at least the next four years, the Weekly Standard would be filled with articles and think pieces critical of Clinton and her policies, but they would all pretty much impotent to actually change anything.

So I think the election of President Trump has given us the chance, for the first time, to effect real change in national politics. And it’s been instructive to see how you and the rest of the #NeverTump crowd are all weeping and wailing and digging in your heels, even now, even after most of the decisions Trump has made so far have been conservative. This tells me that you’re part of the problem that electing Trump is supposed to solve. And it confirms to me that voting for Trump was the correct choice.

Data point, #NeverTrump John Podhoretz is worried about the destruction of Mike Flynn by the “deep state” which we once all called the “police state”. Podhoretz did not like Flynn but sees the danger:

If this was intelligence, the revelation of the Flynn meeting just revealed something to the Russians we shouldn’t want revealed — which is that we were listening in on them and doing so effectively. [snip]

And as for playing fast and loose with confidential information on American citizens: No joke, people — if they can do it to Mike Flynn, they can do it to you. [snip]

It would be pretty to think so, but we also know that Flynn had an antagonistic relationship with America’s intelligence agencies. If these leaks came about not out of high principle but because officials at those agencies were taking out a potential adversary, that is nothing more or less than a monstrous abuse of power. [snip]

If those who fear Trump embrace antinomianism because they think he’s going to destroy our democracy, they should stop and consider whether their zeal to stop him might be blinding them to a different threat from the federal government that will erode our rights as citizens.

Data point, Don Surber who understands why Mike Flynn had to go, but also understands the threat from the “police state” a.k.a. “deep state”.

This particular data point from Don Surber has been driven very well by President Trump who Tweeted: “The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?”

The data points on the political assassination of Mike Flynn are many. Perhaps it was Barack Obama who directed his thugs to kill Flynn. After all, at the end of his term Barack Obama gave the NSA broad new powers that likely were used to kill Flynn. Our bet is that it was a combination of Obama, Obama thugs, and the bureaucrats of the police state along with the GOP establishment that politically killed Flynn. Keep that all in mind as we data point our map.

Don’t forget the Glenn Greenwald – who applauds what happened to Flynn even while seeing all the lies on top of lies, data point. Greenwald’s position is complex. He believes Flynn lied and it was necessary to expose that lie. Greenwald also sees the hypocrisy of Obama Dimocrats who said nothing as Obama hunted down leakers with more gusto than Richard Nixon, now praising those who leaked against President Trump. Greenwald also recalls the felony lies of James Clapper to Congress in public testimony in order to protect Obama. Greenwald misses his own hypocrisies. But the data point that matters here is this:

The Leakers Who Exposed Gen. Flynn’s Lie Committed Serious — and Wholly Justified — Felonies [snip]

In the spectrum of crimes involving the leaking of classified information, publicly revealing the contents of SIGINT — signals intelligence — is one of the most serious felonies. Journalists (and all other nongovernmental citizens) can be prosecuted under federal law for disclosing classified information only under the narrowest circumstances; reflecting how serious SIGINT is considered to be, one of those circumstances includes leaking the contents of intercepted communications, as defined this way by 18 § 798 of the U.S. Code:

Keep that data point in mind. Prosecutions, even of alleged journalists, are permissible under certain circumstances and the Mike Flynn assassination is one of those circumstances.

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The above data points are mostly from the right side of the battlefield. What of the left side of the battlefield. On the left, it is madness. Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.

There is no other way to explain the left. It will require a political Hiroshima and Nagasaki to bring them to their senses. For now the left is entirely mad, stark raving mad. Next week we will examine the political left as it grabs total control of the DNC. How can we explain the madness of a DNC that condemns a fictional TV show because of… some madness about the F.B.I. and Comey? For now, the madness of the left is manifest in almost every utterance from that kingdom of kooks.

Consider Dan Rather. Dan Rather imagines he sees something as big or bigger than the Watergate scandal in the Mike Flynn story. That’s laughably crazy.

Consider Tom Friedman who was was viewed as a rational voice. Listen to the full out Kook Friedman is now:

Friedman: Flynn Resignation Shows Russia Hacking Was On Scale With 9/11, Pearl Harbor

Thomas Friedman said the resignation of Ret. Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn as National Security Adviser showed it was never taken seriously that the Russians “hacked our election.”

“Trump actually tweeted out some positive encouragement of this. Did the two of them cook this up all along?” Friedman asked of Flynn and Trump.

“We have never taken seriously from the very beginning Russia hacked our election,” the New York Times scribe said on Morning Joe Tuesday. “That was a 9/11 scale event. They attacked the core of our democracy. That was a Pearl Harbor scale event.

Pearl Harbor? 9/11? Only in the Kingdom of the Kooks does such madness prevail. Did the Russians corrupt the primary in which Hillary Clinton could barely beat socialist kook Bernie Sanders? Bernie Sanders did not fight Hillary Clinton on emails. Bernie Sanders enabled Hillary Clinton on her email problems.



The “Russians did it” theory of the kooks is that the Russians won the election for Trump by hacking, then leaking, emails from John Podesta and the DNC. Bernie Sanders never exploited the emails however so how is it that Hillary Clinton was barely able to defeat Bernie Sanders and therefore the Russians are to blame for her loss? Indeed, Bernie Sanders’ supporters and Hillary Clinton supporters are still fighting each other. But the Russians did not help socialist Sanders. Yet Hillary Clinton, despite a DNC that rigged circumstances and situations for her, could not dispatch the socialist kook.

If Hillary Clinton has dispatched socialist kook Sanders in Iowa and New Hampshire, unified Obama’s party behind her very early, understood the change Donald J. Trump represented, she could have won the election by leveraging the establishments of both parties and her money advantage (though we doubt it because it was a change election). We knew back in 2013 that Hillary Clinton was a “muddled message mess”.

Hillary Clinton ran the dumbest, stupidest, campaign ever. Hillary Clinton, as we wrote, deserved to lose.

Hillary Clinton deserved to lose and she lost. It wasn’t the Russians, nor Bernie Sanders, nor fill-in-the-excuse that is to blame. Hillary Clinton deserved to lose. As we wrote repeatedly at least since 2012, the 2016 election was a change election and the candidate of change would win. Hillary Clinton declared herself the Obama Third Term, not the candidate of change, so she lost. Donald J. Trump made himself the leader of a movement for change, real change, not phony hope and change, so Donald J. Trump is now President Trump.

Such is the state of the Obama Dimocrat Party that even those that once were certifiable kooks now appear rational by comparison. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Kooch, Dennis Kucinich, is talking sense!


Liberal Dave Rubin is sick of the madness:



Doug Schoen is threatening to leave the Kingdom of the Kooks too. In his latest article Schoen regurgitates an argument we made long ago: Donald Trump has taken the Clinton coalition.

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Where does all this leave us?

President Trump is moving forward.

Even with a barely moving congress, President Trump is moving forward. Consider the initiatives President Trump has signed and the long term ramifications of same. As he meets with foreign leaders, such as Netanyahu, Trump moves forward. David Friedman will soon be the American ambassador to Israel too. On immigration, President Trump will win, even if he faces fire as he lands on the beachhead. As his cabinet fills, President Trump gets reinforcements and continues to move forward.

On issue after issue President Trump moves forward. Every day productive activity is moving forward even as during the campaign the chicken littles and the left will declare what they don’t understand to be “chaos”.

TPP is gone. A lot has been done. What President Trump has done will not soon be gone. It will last for generations.

As to the intelligence community and Mike Flynn remember that not even journalists are protected under 18 § 798 of the U.S. Code. Keep an eye on that as President Trump takes control in the coming weeks and months of the NSA and the “deep state”.

The Supreme Court? President Trump will win there too and the win will last generations.

President Trump knows he is on a battlefield. That’s why today he holds a press conference. That’s why President Trump calls Big Media the opposition party. That’s why President Trump on Saturday will bring in the people as reinforcements.

The more the political establishment shoots from the sand dunes at the incoming Trump Revolution on the beachhead, the more reinforcements will come to fight alongside President Trump.

Trump Week 4: Michael Flynn Flies; Vigo Vigor; Immigration Idiocy; Netanyahu Nears; Trudeau Talks; Trump Trumps

Ed Koch used to ask, “How am I doing?” Big Media, as President Trump begins week 4, thinks “It’s over for Trump”… again. America, thinks things are just grand. Consider a nastily testy report from Trump hater Politico which asks Vigo, “how is President Trump doing?”:

‘I’m Still All Trumped Up’

Hundreds of miles from the din of D.C., the nation’s bellwether county thinks the new president is doing just fine. [snip]

Almost a month into Trump’s administration, Vigo—population 108,000, the nation’s swingiest swing county—seemed to be an ideal place to take the temperature of voters. This year, Vigo swung for Trump (who took 55.4 percent to Hillary Clinton’s 40.2 percent), continuing a 60-year streak as the nation’s most accurate bellwether county. [snip]

What I heard, in conversations with nearly a dozen Trump supporters, is that like the Ameses, most of Vigo County is still “Trumped up.” [snip] The lies, the fumbles and faux pas that have rattled the D.C. establishment and global allies? None of it seems to resonate here.

I think Trump is doing exactly what he said he was going to do,” said Keith Kindsvatter, a 64-year-old system specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration, as he chomped on his BLT sandwich at Boo’s. [snip]

To a person, the Trump voters I talked to in Vigo offered a similar refrain as they assessed Trump’s first days in office, almost as if they were reading from a fresh batch of talking points issued by the president’s director of Surrogate Outreach: “He’s doing exactly what he promised he would do,” Kelly, 48, a pharmacist in Terre Haute who felt uncomfortable divulging her last name, told me when I asked her about Trump’s controversial immigration executive order, as she ate a slice of cheese pizza at the food court in Honey Creek Mall. Nor are voters like Kelly lamenting his Twitter tirades: “He’s speaking directly to the people. Like Reagan!” Dick told me over lunch. Trump’s brusque, shoot-from-the-hip conversations with world leaders and allies? “We’re not going to go to war with Australia,” Kindsvatter said.

I think he’s pretty much following The Art of the Deal,” said Ken Warner, 60, who works in the finance industry. “He’s got the price of fighter jets down. It’s not something we’re used to. It’s a little unorthodox. Listening to his Carrier negotiation, you have to shrug on the means but can’t disagree with the ends. You don’t want to be picking winners and losers. You don’t want to see a president calling out people on Twitter. However, the results so far have not been bad. So I can’t say it’s wrong.” [snip]

“He’s done more in the two weeks he’s been president than the other president did in eight years,” Dick told me.

Even as Politico acknowledges the people of Vigo are happy with President Trump and his results thus far, the condescension that Vigo does not think like the people in places Politico has offices in is clear. The message from Vigo to President Trump? “Stand strong.” “We’re with you!”

A short while earlier, Politico published an article about alleged chaos and calamity of poor befuddled nincompoops in the White House who realize they are in over their heads and, well, “it’s over for Trump.” After thirty paragraphs of gloom and doom, Politico is forced to admit that even if Big Media and coastal elites are bothered and bewildered, President Trump supporters stand strong:

If the opening days of Trump’s presidency have been rocky and unconventional, many of his admirers aren’t bothered by it.

“I’m not disappointed in the president’s work so far — he operates like many great CEOs I know — and I hope he continues to manage the country in a manner worlds apart from the way we’ve seen in the past,” said Michael Caputo, who was a Trump campaign aide. “It’s about time.”

Ignore Big Media. How is President Trump doing?

President Trump started the working week (he also works on weekends you know) with a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that from all accounts went very well. If this was President Obama that would have been enough activity for the entire week, or month. But we’re talking about President Trump here, so a lot more was done.

The corrupt Vice President of Venezuela Tareck El Aissami was sanctioned for his international drug smuggling. President Trump continued to get his cabinet officials confirmed by the Senate. The Veteran Affairs and Treasury Department secretaries both confirmed as week 4 begins.

Two in, one out. On Monday, President Trump mulled the questions about his good and faithful National Security Advisor Mike Flynn. By the end of the day Flynn flew.

The story of Mike Flynn is very simple. During the transition Mike Flynn spoke with the Russian Ambassador about sanctions on Russia. Mike Flynn however “misled” Vice President Pence about those conversations. Pence went on TV to say the Flynn calls did not discuss sanctions on Russia. See the problem?

Mike Flynn did not violate the law. Mike Flynn did nothing wrong. Mike Flynn was smart to have those conversations with the Russians. Mike Flynn did commit a grave crime in Trump world: stupidity.



Mike Flynn made a stupid mistake. The mistake is not what Big Media wants Americans to think however. Mike Flynn’s stupid mistake was he did not take precautions even though he knew full well that the political establishment and especially the intelligence bureaucracy is out to destroy President Trump with leaks. Mike Flynn’s stupid mistake was to put himself into the line of fire of the hidden assassins.

Also, don’t mess with Pence (or Bannon).



Investigations into the leaks will have to go into the secret encrypted communications that many of the federal bureaucrats use to plot against President Trump. The moles will have to be dug out and removed. These treacherous bureaucrats manage to get a scalp from a good man. As an honorable man, Mike Flynn resigned. The White House and President Trump stood behind him but everyone knew it was time to go. So he went. He fell on his sword for the President that stood by him. Well done by all.

As the Flynn noise gathered, there was a lot of noise on immigration too. The Obama Dimocrats have a lot of problems with the immigration issue. Still, the “legal garbage” by the courts on President Trump’s immigration order continued.

Lots and lots of noise on immigration and the President Trump executive order:

A Seattle federal district court has issued a preliminary injunction on President Trump’s controversial immigration executive order, which temporarily banned most immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries and also shut down the refugee program for 120 days.

The injunction, by Judge James Robart, effectively extends the temporary restraining order he issued earlier this month into an indefinite nationwide block of Trump’s immigration order.

Robart rejected calls from the Trump administration to postpone the district court case while the 9th Circuit considers a request from one of its judges for a rehearing of last week’s decision, which denied a motion to lift the restraining order. [snip]

Meanwhile, a federal court in Virginia issued a preliminary injunction on Trump’s executive order, but the edict only applies to the state. The judge in that case rejected Virginia’s request to apply the decision nationwide, restricting it to legal permanent residents of Virginia and valid visa holders who work or attend school there.

But the judge in that case, Leonie Brinkema, wrote that “the Commonwealth has produced unrebutted evidence supporting its position that it is likely to succeed on an Establishment Clause claim.”

The ‘Muslim ban’ was a centerpiece of the president’s campaign for months, and the press release calling for it was still available on his website as of the day this [opinion] is being entered.”

“The major premise of that argument – that one can only demonstrate animus toward a group of people by targeting all of them at once – is flawed,” Brinkema added. “It is a discriminatory purpose that matters, no matter how inefficient the execution.” [snip]

While the administration is expected to release new orders, it is Evan’s understanding they will likely include introductory remarks indicating the new orders are intended to “clarify” or “supplement” the existing executive order. [snip]

Trump may issue multiple orders so that if the courts strike down one part, it wouldn’t affect the order as a whole, according to Evans’ understanding of the issue.

Evans says he believes the administration wanted to keep the 9th Circuit case active so they can take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court at the right time and reverse last week’s unfavorable ruling. [snip]

Another Trump strategy is to delay the 9th Circuit case until Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, can get on the bench, according to Evans’ understanding. One way to do this is to file for a reconsideration en banc to the 9th Circuit, which is already in motion because a judge on Friday requested a judges’ vote.

You can buy yourself 28 days,” said Evans, adding that “there’s a lot of chess and legal maneuvering going on.”

“Based on what I’ve read and seen the Trump Administration wants to maximize the chance to have the full Supreme Court decide whether the commander-in-chief indeed has the broadest discretion in deciding what is in the interest of the United States,” Evans said.

Yeah, lots of noise. Court cases around the nation will proceed. The Seattle lunatic judge is crazier than ever. The Ninth Circus is having second thoughts. This is all a lot of noise. What matters is, President Trump will win:

If immigration ban goes to Supreme Court, Trump is shoo-in to win [snip]

The states claim that the order’s 90-day ban on admitting lawful permanent residents and non-immigrant visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen to the United States without notice and an opportunity to respond violates their right to due process under the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution.

But a visa does not guarantee entry into the United States. It just allows an alien to travel to a United States port-of-entry and request permission to enter. [snip]

The 90-day suspension is based on Section 212(f), which gives the president authority to exclude aliens from the United States without regard to whether they are in one of the classes described by section 212(a).

In other words, when entry is denied under section 212(f), the determination on admissibility is made by the president, not by an immigration judge. [snip]

According to the Congressional Research Service, “Neither the text of Section 212(f) nor the case law to date suggests any firm legal limits upon the president’s exercise of his authority to exclude aliens under this provision.”

It does not state even what the president should consider in determining whether the entry of an alien is “detrimental” to U.S. interests.

According to the states, the order “was not truly meant to protect against terror attacks by foreign nationals but rather was intended to enact a ‘Muslim ban’ as the president had stated during his presidential campaign that he would do.”

The states claim that therefore the Order violates the Establishment and Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. [snip]

According to Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, the 90-day suspension does not violate the establishment clause. President Trump picked countries that have high levels of terrorism. When you focus on real perpetrators and the impact is heavily on one particular religion, that does not create a constitutional problem.

Although the government may have to take this case all the way to the Supreme Court, I will be surprised if the order is not upheld in the end.



It’s just a matter of time. On immigration and all the current noisy battles, Trump will trump.

As week 4 progresses, Trump will be even more trumpy.

On hump day, President Trump will meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel. Oh, oh, there’s sure to be a big fight between those two right? After all, Big Media reported that President Trump had just stabbed Israel in the back. Um, Big Media lied:

More Fake News: Trump ‘Opposes’ Israeli Settlements

The mainstream media are abuzz with reports that President Donald Trump has come out against Israeli settlements. The New York Times was exultant: “Trump Embraces Pillars of Obama’s Foreign Policy,” it crowed.

That kind of story serves two propagandist purposes. First, it provides a kind of justification for Obama’s betrayal of Israel at the UN Security Council over settlements last month; second, it nods at the old NeverTrump claim that Trump would never keep his word to conservatives.

There’s just one problem: the story is false. [snip]

The Trump administration’s statement is a complete reversal of the Obama administration’s policy.

As legal scholar Eugene Kontorovich explains:

The White House Press Secretary’s statement about settlement building is a huge change of policy, in which the U.S. broadly accepts all building within settlements, including those settlements outside of “blocs.” This is huge.

In the statement, the White House says the building of entirely “new settlements” is not great (but not sharply criticized). On the other hand, building “within existing settlement lines,” ie municipal boundaries, is totally OK. Since all building for 20 years has been within existing lines, and all planned building is within existing lines, this is as big an authorization as it gets.

This is such a big deal, that the press is trying to spin it as a limitation on settlement activity, whereas it is a broad and historic green light. It can no longer be said that the US opposes settlement building.

Perhaps the White House deliberately spun the statement as a limitation to fool the media. That is not hard to do, and it is to President Trump’s benefit, as a negotiating tactic, to appear unpredictable — aggressive one moment, compromising the next.

Nevertheless, the Trump administration has just signaled its intent to back a permanent Jewish presence in eastern Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), with or without a Palestinian state.

Israel Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has a friend in the White House. Thanks to President Trump, Prime Minister Netanyahu is now a hot ticket:

Israeli PM Netanyahu Becomes D.C. Darling as Democrats Clamor
for Meetings

After years of tense relations, Netanyahu most coveted meeting in D.C.

After years of tense relations with the United States under former President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is emerging as one of the most prominent international personalities, according to multiple sources who told the Washington Free Beacon that Democrats, Republicans, and high-level White House officials are clamoring for a sit down with the Israeli leader when he arrives in town on Tuesday.

Senior officials across party lines hope to let Netanyahu know that America has Israel’s back and that years of tension during the Obama administration is just water under the bridge, according to both congressional sources and those close to the Trump administration.

Netanyahu’s schedule is already packed with powwows between President Trump, senior administration officials, and a cast of leading lawmakers on Capitol Hill from both sides of the aisle.

Meetings will center on U.S. lawmakers’ desire to reset relations with the Jewish state. Multiple sources told the Free Beacon that sit downs with White House officials will focus on holding Iran accountable for violations of the nuclear deal, moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and combatting efforts at the United Nations to delegitimize Israel. [snip]

There is a strong desire among all parties to show Netanyahu that after nearly a decade of chilly relations during the former administration, the United States is prepared to restore the historic relationship with the Jewish state.

“Netanyahu’s schedule is so full that he literally can’t find time for all the high level meetings people want to have with him,” said one veteran foreign policy adviser who is closely in touch with the White House on Middle East issues. “The truth of this is, it’s nature taking its course.”

Even stab-em-in-the-back Chuckie Schumer wants to hug Bibi. It’s like a St. Valentine’s Day miracle, Jewish version.

If you want to know how President Trump is doing, ask the residents of Vigo and Benyamin Netanyahu.

Hiroshima And Nagasaki: The Moment #Resistance Dims Will Light Up And Bow To @RealDonaldTrump

As we end President Trump first term week 2 – Obama Dimocrats are all hyper crazy all the hyper time now with their ceaseless, senseless, tactical tricks against President Trump. This Dim crazy has left politics behind and entered the realm of psychiatry. Will it ever stop? Yes. We know how and when the Dims’ “Resistance” madness will end.

The madness of the Obama Dimocrats will end only after the second nuclear bomb drops down on their heads. This nuclear bomb(s) we speak of is not the “nuclear option” Republicans might use to confirm President Trump’s first Supreme Court Justice. This nuclear bomb we speak of is not imminent. But the double nuclear bomb attack against the Obama Dimocrat Party is coming like a terrible swift sword. We explain below.

Consider the madness that seized the Japanese people in the 1930s. Japan’s military leaders, political leaders, royal family, and much of the population went collectively insane. The madness continued from expansion, invasions, and several months of some success. Then in quick succession – Pearl Harbor, Midway, MacArthur’s return to the Philippines, island hopping, Okinawa, and then the beginning of the American attacks on the Japanese home islands.

The Japanese people, military hierarchy, political establishment, and Emperor, remained defiant through every defeat and the pending invasion of the homeland itself. Then came the sky blistering nuclear attack on Hiroshima. Nothing changed. The Japanese population and establishment remained defiant.

Then came the second nuclear barbecue of the city of Nagasaki. Only then, only then, did the Emperor, for the first time ever, address his people and declare the singular path whereby Japan could survive was by “enduring the unendurable and suffering what is unsufferable.”



Think about all that. All that suffering, all the future of suffering, all the present suffering, yet the collective madness was unabated as the Japanese people dug ditches around their towns and prepared for house-to-house fighting against the American might. It was only after contemplating the nuclear destruction of Kyoto, Tokyo, and every city and industrial center was inevitable that the madness abated and the Japanese people collectively returned to their senses.

It took all that for the Japanese people to accept reality and the shattering of their delusions. That’s why we are not surprised at the madness exhibited these days by Obama Dimocrats. It will take the political equivalent of nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki for Obama Dimocrats to accept reality.

The madness of the Obama Dimocrats took years to fully develop. We charted the course of the insanity in our long running series “Mistake In ’08” and “Situation Comedy“. Like the Japanese people in the 1930s the Democratic Party by 2008 was seized with a delusion, fueled with Hopium and deluded dreams of a permanent majority, based on racist delusions about minorities and white people. Defeat after defeat, which started in 2009 and continued through 2014, and then the cataclysm of November 2016 has not brought the Democrats to elusive sanity. We know when the madness will break.

For the present everyone on the left, right, and center, should understand that the leftist Obama Dimocrat insanity will continue unabated. Indeed, our diagnosis indicates that the fever swamps will only continue to grow, the madness will be ever more stark, and that we have not yet witnessed the Obama Dimocrat peak crazy. Evidence?

Only an insane collective injected with mind-bending Hopium would have re-elected Nancy Pelosi to the House minority leadership after yet another defeat; only an insane crew would have New Yorker Chuckie Schumer lead the Senate minority after another New Yorker just lost the fight for national leadership; only an insane clown posse would consider a black Muslim to chair their party after an election that featured the loss of senior citizens, white women, and the white working class – all of which once not so long ago were the foundation rock of the winning Democratic Party.

So when will the fever of madness break? It’s going to take a long while.

Before we continue with our diagnosis, and tell you when the Obama Dimocrats will face the Hiroshima and Nagasaki that will force them back to reality, let’s look at some of the symptoms exhibited by the patient.

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The Obama Dimocrats in the U.S. Senate refuse to meet with President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Do they really think this helps them? Do they really think that their pique at the Republicans who refused to meet with Obama’s last gasp candidate somehow helps them gain high moral ground at the beginning of the eight years of Trump? Do the Obama Dimocrats even understand that their tactical ploy has already failed because of the next election?

There’s even more dumb. The latest plan not to shake germaphobe Trump’s hand at the State of the Union speech will only provide President Trump a clear visual argument of his literally reaching out to Dimocrats only to be refused. The additional scheme to load the audience at that telecast speech with people who will make President Trump “uncomfortable” is a retread of the Hillary “Mark Cuban” tactic to “unnerve” candidate Trump at the debates – which did not work. This bit of stupidity will also result in President Trump seeding the audience with mothers of children killed by illegal immigrants, as well as Latinos and law enforcement killed by Muslim terrorists.

The left wing intelligentsia is stark raving mad too. There are those who crave their destruction and don’t “fear” the nuclear option the Republican senate will deploy if that is what it takes to confirm President Trump’s first Supreme Court Justice. Somehow these geniuses don’t understand that the earlier in President Trump’s term that the nuclear option is deployed the longer President Trump and the Republicans will have the advantage to force through their agenda. But Obama Dimocrats are so crazed they want to force a fight at a point when they are at their weakest and President Trump is just beginning to exercise his mighty political muscles.

As one Trump-hating Obama Dimocrat observed during his Trump-hating diatribe about President Trump: It’s almost like he knows what he’s doing.” As this Trump-hater observes:

The Democratic Party faces a two-headed problem. Its base doesn’t trust its leadership, and so when the leadership says this isn’t the hill to die on, they suspect betrayal. But that same base is too inefficiently distributed to win a close national election. The Democrats have to find ways to expand their coalition while simultaneously convincing their base that they can be trusted.

Whether by instinct or through good advice, Trump has hit on a perfect move to frustrate that goal.

Obama Dimocrats should acknowledge that indeed, President Trump does know what he is doing. Some Trump-haters even understand that the Obama Dimocrats have destroyed themselves by moving beyond the left into the abyss of political psychiatric lunacy:

This is right now the key division in the Democratic Party. The activist left, emboldened by Hillary Clinton’s failure, wants Schumer and company to look weak so politicians more allergic to compromise can replace them. They are joined in this effort by less-crafty new arrivals to the Party, folks who have never much cared for serious politics but are disgusted by Trump’s win.

Together, they want more protests, more fights, more disruption. They’re looking to break stuff, and for some that is an end in itself.

The Obama Dimocrats, like the Japanese in the 1930s, have lost their collective minds.

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So back to our diagnosis as we track the course of the insanity that afflicts Obama Dimocrats. When will this feverish madness end?

Some on the right foolishly and mistakenly believe the madness will break during the Supreme Court confirmation fight for soon-to-be Justice Gorsuch. Some on the right, not understanding Obama Dimocrats, foolishly don’t understand the political battle as they concoct wild theories about why the filibuster won’t be deployed against soon-to-be Justice Gorsuch. These are dangerous delusions. The left is not even near full madness.

Is there a chance that Obama Dimocrats will come to peace, sit down amongst themselves, make a rational assessment of their “Mistake in ’08” and devise a return to the FDR political party before the Obama collective madness? No, the fever madness will rise to levels not seen since Fort Sumter. To continue with our World War II Pacific Theater terminology to diagnose the present phase of the collective malady of today’s Obama Dimocrats, this period of our history is akin to the “island hopping” course of the war, which culminated in the invasion of Okinawa.

The Obama Dimocrat fever madness will reach it’s peak when President Trump nominates his second Supreme Court pick which replaces one of the left-wingers on the court or Justice Kennedy, the “swing” vote on the high court. At this point Obama Dimocrats will be horror movie “walking dead” level characters completely detached from anything which can be described as “reality” even in the quanta universe.

Once the second Supreme Court Justice is on the high court, and Republicans dominate the high court 6-3, will the Obama Dimocrat madness stabilize and the trip to sanity begin? No. This, to return to our World War II Pacific Theater terminology, will be the Hiroshima bomb that begins to tear through the matrix of Obama Dimocrat madness. It will only be the beginning of the end.

Still the madness will persist. The delusions will not be shattered. The commitment to “Resistance” will continue unabated.

Then, and only then, will the Nagasaki bomb drop and the radioactive mushroom cloud of reality will kill the Obama Dimocrat madness.

What is that Nagasaki bomb that breaks the “Resistance” much like the Japanese resistance was broken? The 2018 elections. Only after Obama Dimocrats, after the November 2018 congressional elections, wake up to see the devastation of what their Obama madness has wrought will the fever break. Only then.

Only after the Supreme Court has 6 or 7 Republican Justices, all young, prepared to remain on the court for decade after decade after decade – only after Republicans maintain control of governorships and state legislatures and continue to make inroads into municipal governments, – only after the House of Representatives continues to grow its Republican majorities, – only after the 2018 elections result in well over 60 Republican senators, – will the Obama Dimocrat fever of madness break. Only then. That will be Nagasaki. That will be when the “Mistake in ’08” will be acknowledged even in the padded cells of the DNC.

Then, and only then, will Obama Dimocrats return to sanity. Then, and only then, will they have to acknowledge how correct our analysis has been since 2007. Then, and only then, will they wake up surrounded by ashes, to endure the unendurable and suffer what is unsufferable – the return to sanity from the Obama years.

Fake Tears: GOP Establishment, Dems, Schumer, Against President Trump And The Fight For The West

Update: It’s over for Yates. President Trump has fired her snowflake ass. Snowflake Yates put her feelings above her duties. Because the Senate has failed to confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, an Obama twerp, Sally Yates, has been Acting Attorney General. Late today Yates put her feelings on display and declared she would not defend, nor have the Department of Justice lawyers defend in court, President Trump’s executive order on immigration:

Yates does not claim that she cannot defend the executive order because it is unconstitutional or because the Justice Department would be unable to offer good-faith arguments in defense of its legality. To the contrary, Yates claims she is ordering the Justice Department not to defend the executive order because it is not “wise or just.” This is quite significant. I am not aware of any instance in which the Justice Department has refused to defend a presumptively lawful executive action on this basis.

It didn’t take long for President Trump to unleash the heat on the snowflake:

Statement on the Appointment of Dana Boente as Acting Attorney General

The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.

Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.

It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.

Tonight, President Trump relieved Ms. Yates of her duties and subsequently named Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as Acting Attorney General until Senator Jeff Sessions is finally confirmed by the Senate, where he is being wrongly held up by Democrat senators for strictly political reasons.

“I am honored to serve President Trump in this role until Senator Sessions is confirmed. I will defend and enforce the laws of our country to ensure that our people and our nation are protected,” said Dana Boente, Acting Attorney General.

KABONG!!!!

Could President Trump have waited? No, as the New York Times noted of the snowflake, “She is the only one authorized to sign foreign surveillance warrants, an essential function at the department.” President Trump is on the job.

DRAIN THE SWAMP MR. PRESIDENT, DRAIN THE FREAKING SWAMP!!!

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Chuck Schumer never cried when terrorists killed Americans. Chuck Schumer did not cry when Kate Steinle was shot dead by an illegal immigrant. Chuck Schumer never cried when Christians in the Middle East are slaughtered by Muslims. But Chuck Schumer cried because President Trump enforced the law to protect Americans.

In August of 2015 we wrote that Donald J. Trump’s immigration policy was “Enforce the Law!”

Before you pass new laws you won’t enforce, enforce the law already on the books.

Marco Rubio and the political class wrote and tried to pass their “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan”. The Rubio political class “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan” was more millions of words added to the legislative and regulatory library, unread and entirely without meaning. All the millions of new words had no meaning because they would not have been enforced.

This past Sunday Donald Trump unveiled his Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan. In three words, all of which have meaning, the plan would “enforce the law.”

There is no point in passing a new law if it will not be enforced. There is no point in having a law if it is not enforced. A law that is not enforced is not a law, it is not even a suggestion. A law that is not enforced is a bunch of words devoid of meaning. That is to say, Barack Obama is the embodiment of the concept – a collection of words without meaning other than self-absorption.

Nothing has changed since we wrote that analysis in 2015. Liddle Marco, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, the GOP establishment, the Obama Dimocrat Party, State Department flunkies, the Big Media Party, the Left, Soros, right wing Chamber of Commerce lick-boot “writers” and bloggers, West Coast socialists with big companies, all still fight now President Trump’s “Make America Safe Again” fearlessness.


Trump voters and supporters? The people who elected Donald J. Trump president, stand with President Trump:

The relaxed reaction among the kind of voters who drove Trump’s historic upset victory – working- and middle-class residents of Midwest and the South – provided a striking contrast to the uproar that has gripped major coastal cities, where thousands of protesters flocked to airports where immigrants had been detained.

In the St. Louis suburb of Manchester, Missouri, 72-year-old Jo Ann Tieken characterized the president as bringing reason into an overheated debate.

“Somebody has to stand up, be the grown up and see what we can do better to check on people coming in,” she said. “I’m all for everybody to stop and take a breath … Just give it a chance.”

A Rasmussen poll out early Monday confirms Americans want to Make America Safe Again and support President Trump:

Most voters approve of President Trump’s temporary halt to refugees and visitors from several Middle Eastern and African countries until the government can do a better job of keeping out individuals who are terrorist threats.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists form coming here. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 10% are undecided.

In short, nothing has changed from the election campaign Donald J. Trump won. President Trump fights to Make America Safe Again, while Trump opponents support an intifida against the West.

Was the immigration executive order botched? Should President Trump have given more notice before he implemented his Make America Safe Again executive order? President Trump declared he will not make the same mistakes boob Obama made of giving advance notice to America’s enemies:


President Trump will Make America Safe Again. Chuck Schumer and his intifada against America and the West are political opportunism. Chuck Schumer never wept, there were no tears, as Jews got killed by Muslims. Chuck Schumer never wept at the many countries Jews are banned from visiting. Chuck Schumer did not weep this past week about what happened in Muslim Germany:

German Muslim students protest Holocaust remembrance, attack Israel

The school director said that it was good there was student opposition to the memorial event because it “is the basis of discussion.”

Muslim students of Arab and Turkish origin protested participation in an International Holocaust Remembrance Day event in Germany, while their high school’s administration showed understanding for their criticism of Israel. [snip]

The Holocaust remembrance event was part of a global commemoration in which participants take selfie photographs along with a sign saying “I Remember“ or “We Remember.“ A blackboard at the school was defaced with the sentence: “F*** Israel, free Palestine.” The school was not able to identify the perpetrator. [snip]

Zuroff, who is Wiesenthal’s chief Nazi-hunter, added, “Given that Holocaust consciousness is a central idea of civic identity in the Federal Republic, it is doubly important for families that come from countries with deep antisemitic traditions and no knowledge of the Holocaust and the destruction of European Jewry.”

The Weiterbildungskolleg Emscher-Lippe school, where the protest unfolded, has 500 students, 40% of whom have a migrant background. [snip]

In January, a German court reaffirmed a legal decision from the city of Wuppertal stating the torching of a synagogue by three Muslims was not motivated by antisemitism. The court wrote the men only sought via the arson “to clearly draw attention to the blazing conflict between Israel and Palestinians” during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. The original synagogue in Wuppertal was burned by Germans in 1938.

No tears from Intifada Chuck Schumer who for political profit attacks President Trump. From Hillary Clinton, who was stabbed in the back by 2×4 Chuckie in 2008, there was more stupidity, more support for Israel haters.


Any doubts now about what Hillary would have done if she had won? No tears from Hillary Clinton or Chuck Schumer for the Jews blocked from 16 countries:

No one seems bothered with 16 Muslim countries where Israelis are banned

Sixteen countries forbid admission to Israeli passport holders:

  •  Algeria
  •  Bangladesh
  •  Brunei
  •  Iran
  •  Iraq (except Iraqi Kurdistan)
  •  Kuwait
  •  Lebanon (neighboring country; territory dispute – Shebaa farms)
  •  Libya
  •  Malaysia (Clearance permit needed from the Ministry of Home Affairs.)
  •  Oman
  •  Pakistan (Clearance permit needed from the Ministry of Internal Security.)
  •  Saudi Arabia
  •  Sudan
  •  Syria (neighboring country; territory dispute – Golan Heights)
  •  United Arab Emirates (accepted for transit only; not allowed for admission)
  •  Yemen

In addition, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen do not allow entry to people with evidence of travel to Israel, or whose passports have either a used or an unused Israeli visa. As a consequence, many countries will allow for a second passport to be issued to citizens wishing to circumvent this restriction.

A President Hillary Clinton would have bowed down to Islam, scarf on head.

Last week a real woman leader came to the United States to meet with President Trump. Theresa May dipped her tongue into Churchillian language:

Let’s stand together and halt eclipse of the West

Theresa May offered last night to help President Trump to prevent the West from being “eclipsed” by China as she urged him not to shirk his “obligation” to lead the world.

In a speech to a Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia the prime minister matched parts of Mr Trump’s controversial foreign policy.

She criticised China’s increasingly “assertive” posture, promised to help to curb Iran’s “malign influence” in the Middle East and to do more to defend allies such as Israel in “tough neighbourhoods” while admitting that it was time to engage Russia in the search for peace in Syria.

Women, Gays, Jews, are most threatened by Islam and Muslim terrorists. But no tears from Hillary Clinton or Chuck Schumer for the victims of Islam and terror.

President Trump fights for the values of the West. Before he saves the West, President Trump must first Make America Safe Again. That is what President Trump is busy doing. Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, and the establishments of the GOP and the Obama Dimocrats do not want to Make America Great Again. President Trump and the American people will defeat them all.

Steve Bannon Knows: Big Media Party Is The Enemy

Hooray for Steve Bannon!!! Steve Bannon said this week what we wrote years ago. Recall we called it the “Big Media Party” back in November 2007:

The rise of a new political party – The Big Media Party.

Readers of Big Pink will notice that we regularly refer to “Big Media” not the generally approved MSM (Main Stream Media) utilized by Big Bloggers and the idiot “frame” obsessed to describe the current state of American journalism. [snip]

It is with that history in mind that we refer to the modern media establishment as “Big Media”. Big Media therefore is “big” not so much because of the size of their resources as because of the influence their members could exert on many companies and in many fields of activity.

The Big Media Party fights for its power and their interests. The Big Media Party is an animal of prey and the prey is the public. These are not crusading journalists of yore fighting to right some miscarriage of justice perpetrated by corrupt public officials or exposing sneaky business leaders enriching themselves via fraudulent practices. The Big Media Party fights for the power and privileges of Big Media, with deception and distortion, against the public interest.

We wrote our analysis of the “Big Media Party” during the election cycle which pitted Hillary Clinton versus Barack Obama. We saw clearly that the Big Media Party and the cabal of Democrat power brokers such as Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi wanted to shift the party/coalition of FDR, which defended the white working class, into the abomination which is the Obama coalition. Kennedy/Reid/Pelosi succeeded in their aims but ultimately failed because their success led to President Donald J. Trump – which is exactly what we predicted would happen.

So abusive and deceptive is Big Media, the Big Media Party, as especially witnessed during the 2016 election against Donald J. Trump, that the majority of the public now understands these are not people nor an institution which protects American values.

So transparently self-interested is the Big Media Party, so failed to report anything like “news”, so abusive and determined to promote propaganda is the Big Media Party, so contrary to reality is Big Media “reportage” that many Americans were genuinely shocked at the November 2016 election results.

Those like us here at Big Pink, who understood (as we repeatedly stated), that 2016 was a change election and that the candidate of change would win, were not surprised on election night 2016. We watched the Big Media Party warp election coverage to try to manipulate the outcome. On the Friday before the election we predicted a Trump win and spoke to the meaning of a Trump victory:

The biggest win for the American people when Trump wins: calculated, data driven, “ground game”, bloodless, poll dictated, campaigns will have been beaten by a candidate and campaign that spoke in plain English, not poll calculated and crafted terminology.

Second biggest win for the American people when Trump wins: SMASH BIG MEDIA AND THE RULING POLITICAL CLASS. The scum will be driven from the pond. The vampires will be garlicked. The snakes in the pit will be killed by the American people – with the Trump stick.

All the above is our long-winded way of celebrating Steve Bannon’s burst of honest reality in the pages of the New York Times this week:

Trump Strategist Steve Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s chief White House strategist, laced into the American press during an interview on Wednesday evening, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by an election outcome few anticipated, and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration.

The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” Mr. Bannon said during a telephone call.

I want you to quote this,” Mr. Bannon added. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.” [snip]

The elite media got it dead wrong, 100 percent dead wrong,” Mr. Bannon said of the election, calling it “a humiliating defeat that they will never wash away, that will always be there.”

The mainstream media has not fired or terminated anyone associated with following our campaign,” Mr. Bannon said. “Look at the Twitter feeds of those people: they were outright activists of the Clinton campaign.” [snip]

“That’s why you have no power,” Mr. Bannon added. “You were humiliated.” [snip]

“The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work.”

“You’re the opposition party,” Mr. Bannon said. “Not the Democratic Party. You’re the opposition party. The media’s the opposition party.”

We just hit peak Big Pink. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Steve Bannon!

Steven Bannon agrees with us that Big Media is the “opposition party”. “Not the Democratic Party, You’re the opposition party.” We read that and we faint every time, giddy with joy, exhausted from peak Big Pink trips to Nirvana! The Big Media Party Is The Enemy:

As we have written repeatedly, Big Media is the enemy. The Hollywood establishment and the lowlifes of the entertainment industry are but another swamp that must be drained. Fortunately, for every American who sees the need to destroy Big Media and the cohorts of the left, Donald J. Trump will soon be President of the United States. Sometimes you get what you need.

We needed someone to declare that Big Media is a political party, the real opposition. That that someone is Steve Bannon is extra luscious because of who Steve Bannon is:

White House and Hill GOP leaders are astonished by the unambiguous, far-reaching power of Steve Bannon and policy guru Stephen Miller over, well, just about everything:

They wrote the Inaugural speech and set in fast motion a series of moves to cement Trump as an America-first Nationalist.
They maneuvered to get more key allies inside the White House and positioned for top agency jobs.
They wrote many of the executive orders, sometimes with little input from others helping with the transition.
They egged on Trump to take a combative approach with the media, China, Mexico and critics.
And Bannon punctuated the week with a full-throated, Trump-pleasing bashing of the media … [snip]

Pre-conventional wisdom: A conservative leader told Axios’ Jonathan Swan that Reince Priebus’ people were feeling like they “won November and December,” having filled the White House with so many loyalists. The spin was that Reince was outmaneuvering Bannon and would be the real power source. But now it’s dawning on them, as Trump makes his early moves, that maybe they spoke too soon.

The dull and lame-brained do not think Big Media can be beaten. These defeatists believe the best strategy is the one Hillary Clinton employed, which is to collaborate with the enemy and eventually turn into the servants of the Big Media Party. How did that work out?

Joe Scarborough advises President Donald J. Trump to surrender, because “the media always wins”:



After the first super successful week it is clear President Trump will listen to Steve Bannon. That’s why Trump trumps.

President Trump Hump Day High Energy: #Dow20K, Border Wall, Immigration, Voter Fraud

The Revolution is still here. It’s not chaotic nor disorderly. It is planned and well executed.

President Trump plans to Make America Great Again. To do that President Trump understands that the economy is job 1. Job 2 is jobs, jobs, jobs. So that is what President Trump is targeting. President Trump gets rid of chains (unnecessary regulations) on the economy and does what he can to make America independent of Muslim states on energy (oil). Then get rid of ObamaCare which also shackles the economy and serves only to give citizens’ money to insurance companies at the point of the Federal government gun and strangles business. To raise wages and create jobs for Americans, take control of the border and legal and illegal immigration.



Today, “Hump Day” a.k.a. Wednesday, and President Trump is still high energy. The day began with Tweets. The first presidential Tweet was a promise to protect mostly African-American citizens led to the slaughter in Obama’s Chicago.


That’s how the day started. After that presidential Tweet, President Trump bit Big Media. Yesterday, President Trump played with his food. His “food” is Big Media. Big Media attacked President Trump and continues to attack President Trump every day over Trump’s claim that there was a lot of voter fraud in the past election. So President Trump played with Big Media on his plate and today he stuck the fork in Big Media and Democrat Party corruption – all with the excuse that he is giving them what they demanded. It’s the art of the deal negotiation tactics brought to the White House.


Because Obama Dimocrats and Big Media demanded an investigation, today “don’t throw me in the briar patch” President Trump declared he wants an investigation into voter fraud and the entire elections system including dead voters still on the voter rolls. Recall: New York Elections Commissioner who in a secretly recorded tape said he was in favor of voter IDs because in New York many people voted repeatedly and many of them here illegally. Recall: North Carolina and the voters registered in several states that voted in each state. Recall: the election recount that could not recount votes in Detroit because of the many votes voted in 37% of precincts that could not be accounted for. Guess where the President Trump voter fraud investigations will take place? If you guess a voter fraud investigation in Democrat controlled cities to root out corruption, you guessed Trumpily.



But today there has been so much more than President Trump playing with his food. Today President Trump struck at Barack Obama’s Israel-hating policies with a review of the $221 million Obama gifted to his pals so they can terrorize Israel. That was not all.


On Immigration President Trump humped:

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, say congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter. [snip]

Another order will block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.

That’s not all on the menu for high energy President Trump on hump day. President Trump will “Build that Wall”:

In his tweet late on Tuesday, Trump said: “Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!”

The border security measures probably include directing the construction of a border wall with Mexico and other actions to cut the number of illegal immigrants living in the United States.

President Trump’s meeting next week with with Mexican President at the White House will be interesting. President Trump also announced other executive actions to bolster border patrol agents and ended the Obama catch-and-release system which dissolved the American border. Little wonder then that border patrol agents are doing a happy dance because President Trump is letting them do their jobs.

Sanctuary cities? Good riddance:

A pair of executive orders call for cutting off federal funding for those cities that willingly become havens for migrants in the country illegally, as well as expansion of detention space for migrants who have been caught and being shipped back to their home countries, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.

The signing ceremony will come during Trump’s visit to the Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington.

On sanctuary cities President Trump will have the assistance of border state, Texas Governor Abbott:

Echoing a pledge by President Trump, Republican Governor Greg Abbott has vowed to slash funding for Austin’s new sheriff over immigration

Texas Governor Greg Abbott vowed to cut funding to Austin’s new sheriff after she announced her county would scale back cooperation with federal immigration officials over deportations, marking a showdown over so-called sanctuary cities that may resonate beyond the Lone Star state.

The no borders left Left will go bonkers over the border-line.



It’s not just the southern border President Trump will protect. His proposals include a “biometric identification system” to control who enters and exits this country. President Trump will also block that weird Australia deal Obama would provide no details on:

The U.S. agreed to resettle an unspecified number of refugees being held in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the tiny South Pacific island nation of Nauru on Australia’s behalf, under a deal to be administered by the U.N. refugee agency. [snip]

Australia’s tough border security laws mandate that asylum seekers intercepted trying to reach the country by boat go for processing to detention camps on PNG’s Manus island and Nauru.

Australia does not provide information on the nationalities of those held, but around a third of the 1,161 detainees were from countries covered by the executive orders, lawyers and refugee workers for the asylum seekers told Reuters.

“We already didn’t have much hope the U.S. would accept us,” Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian refugee who has spent more than three years on Manus island, told Reuters.

“If they do not take us, Australia will have to.”

Australia can have them and Obama’s sneaky ways are a thing of the past.

It’s all happening today. High energy President Trump is on the job.

Oh, and the Dow blasted through the 20,000 mark today too. It’s calling “winning”.

Obama Last Days Explained: Coward John Lewis, Play Russia To Defend Islam, Attack Israel, Defang The West, As The IC Threatens @RealDonaldTrump

Once again the obvious is missed by so-called analysts and Big Media pundits. We’ll explain it all.

Let’s start with that coward John Lewis. John Lewis is busy with his individual race-baiting brand of “interposition and nullification” by declaring President-Elect Donald J. Trump to be an illegitimate president. John Lewis is a coward and a pig. We recall on October 2007 John Lewis endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Then the Obama attacks against John Lewis began. John Lewis, coward, broke down and dumped Hillary Clinton to endorse Obama on February 28, 2008. Now coward John Lewis pretends he is a big Hillary hero. Go to Hell John Lewis and go jump off the Edmund Pettus Bridge, you fat coward and old pig. Your glory days decades ago are over and now you are just a lump of ugliness.

Next, Obama and Russia. What is Obama up to? Well, he’s protecting Islam of course. Here’s what’s going on: Obama in his last week as chief goofball sent thousands of troops to Poland. Why? Because Obama is trying to set up troubles with Russia for Trump to deal with as the first priority and first headache for Trump the moment he becomes president.

Why is Obama trying to set up Russia as President Donald J. Trump’s first headache? In one small part because it continues the John Lewis “illegitimate” narrative. But the big reason for Obama to set up Russia as President Donald J. Trump’s first big and long-term headache is to protect Muslims and Islam. How? Well as long as President-Elect, soon President Donald J. Trump, is busy with Russia the longer he won’t be able to turn his full time attention to Muslim terrorists and the Islamic animals who bring ruin to all the world.

Obama’s use of Russia to protect Islam and the animals who kill in the name of Islam won’t work. For one, unlike Obama, Donald J. Trump can chew gum and walk at the same time. Second, Donald J. Trump knows about priorities. Trump will not be distracted by Obama’s tiny shiny balls trying to protect Islam and Muslim terrorists.

Which brings us to the “intelligence community” or IC. On Sunday, that dullard from the C.I.A. warned Trump about Russia. CIA director John Brennan despite all his many failures and the many stupidities and outright treacheries of Barack Obama tried on Sunday to lecture President-Elect Donald J. Trump on what he should and should not do. Most of his attacks centered on, you guessed it, Russia:

CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday had a stern parting message for Republican Donald Trump days before he assumes the U.S. presidency, cautioning him against loosening sanctions on Russia and warning him to watch what he says.

Brennan rebuked the president-elect for comparing U.S. intelligence practices to Nazi Germany in comments that laid bare the friction between Trump and the intelligence community he has criticized and is on the verge of commanding. [snip]

“What I do find outrageous is equating intelligence community with Nazi Germany,” Brennan said. “I do take great umbrage at that.”

His comments followed a tumultuous week of finger-pointing between Trump and intelligence agency leaders over an unsubstantiated report of compromising information Moscow had collected on Trump.

The unverified dossier was summarized in a U.S. intelligence report presented to President Barack Obama and Trump this month that concluded Russia tried to sway the outcome of the Nov. 8 election by hacking and other means. It did not make an assessment on whether the attempts were successful.

Trump accused the intelligence community of leaking the compromising information, which its leaders denied. They said it was their responsibility to inform the president-elect that the allegations were being circulated.

So what is this all about? Well its all about the distraction campaign using Russia to protect Islam. It’s also part of the delegitimize campaign. But it’s largely about Blackmail. We’ve seen it all before. It’s an old Gestapo trick. J. Edgar Hoover of the F.B.I. used this trick too. It went this way in 1960 and 1962: J. Edgar Hoover tells JFK there are all these dirty stories about you circulating, then Hoover presents a dossier on JFK to JFK with all the dirty secrets. After JFK sees what Hoover has in his files Hoover tells JFK, “don’t worry, I’ll protect you and keep this secret”.

In JFK’s case most of what Hoover had in his files was true. There was tons of blackmail material in Hoover’s files. But it does not matter whether the materials are true or false. The purpose is to intimidate, to let the new president know in no uncertain terms who is the boss in the relationship. As with JFK, who laughed off Hoover, after Hoover presented the blackmail material (maybe that’s due to the fact that the Kennedys themselves knew how to blackmail and because they knew J. Edgar Hoover was a homosexual) the attempt to intimidate President-Elect Donald J. Trump did not work.

When the blackmail material did not intimidate President-Elect Donald J. Trump, Big Media CNN got the wink and nod from the IC to publicize the material. Then Buzzfeed got the wink and nod from the IC to dump their ugly turd.

Problem is, none of this worked. Why? Because Trump fights. Trump took the fight against Big Media and the “intelligence community” public. President-Elect Donald J. Trump let them all know who is top dog, who wags the tail, and who are the dog’s turds.

Which brings us back to Israel. We discussed what Barack Obama is up to on Israel and how Gideon President-Elect Donald J. Trump with one single fireside Tweet will demolish Obama’s treacherous legacy. Today, Sunday, Barack Obama is again waging war against Israel:

The international community will send Donald Trump a strong warning that only a two-state solution can solve the Israel-Palestinian crisis, amid signs that the EU is willing to diverge from the US on Israel policy.

A conference in Paris on Sunday of more than 70 countries, organised by the French government and coming five days before Trump is inaugurated, will warn that the two-state solution is under threat and urge both sides in the conflict to resume talks.

It comes as Palestinians expressed concern that Trump advisers endorse the controversial Israeli settlement programme and want to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. [snip]

Netanyahu has called the event futile, rigged and “a relic”, saying: “It’s a last gasp of the past before the future sets in.”

That future is called Donald J. Trump. Barack Obama wants to befuddle President Donald J. Trump with Russia headaches so that Obama can attack Israel, as well as protect Islam and Muslim terrorists from Trump. Meanwhile Obama, after the Paris coven today plans more dangerous anti-Israel pro-Islam treacheries this last week:

Meanwhile, the PA official speaking to Breitbart Jerusalem said that any upcoming UN action would be geared toward bypassing the Mideast policies of the incoming Donald Trump administration by establishing binding guidelines for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and a halt to settlement activity.

“The new motion will seek to set up a clear timeline for negotiations resulting in the establishment of a Palestinian state and stipulate a procedure for overseeing the implementation of Resolution 2334, including posting inspectors to the Palestinian territories,” said the PA official, who requested anonymity. [snip]

The PA official added that the Paris conference is expected to call on all sides to establish a Palestinian state within the so-called 1967 borders in a relatively short period of time, perhaps by the beginning of 2019.

“The goal is for these moves to be binding for the incoming American administration, which would have to adopt them as its platform, and also for the European Union, which is expected to step up should there be clashes with Trump,” he said.

“In the next few days we’ll know whether we’re headed to the UNSC,” the official said. “Right now, the chances of that are very high. From our viewpoint, the goal is partially achieved. The settlements have been designated as the main obstacle to the peace process and now it’s up for the world to make clear that, in the event of failure, the side that would refuse to comply with the will of the international community, as codified in the UN resolution, is the guilty side.”

The official said that at present it remains unclear whether any UNSC session would produce a new resolution or merely validate last week’s resolution.

Following in the EU’s steps, now the US recognizes that it’s Israel that sabotages the peace talks, and does so through its settlement enterprise,” the official claimed. “The motion is of immense significance – it validates all the decisions by the international community, chiefly the EU, to slap sanctions on Israel in the form of halting cooperation, halting the financing of mutual projects and expansion in scope of marking settlement products to all the products from every single settlement.

The PA official spoke following reports in recent days that there could be another UN Security Council resolution or some other UN action before Obama leaves office.

With the EU as his treacherous cats paw, Barack Obama wants to saddle President Trump with strife on Russia so that Trump cannot defend Israel nor move to attack the march of Islam against the West. But Barack Obama (as is the EU) and his policies are a relic, a last gasp of the past. Donald J. Trump is the future. The future will fight against the past to defend Israel, protect the West, and Make America Great Again.

20-17 Almost Here – Good-bye “Age Of Fake”, Hello “Age Of Triumph – Age Of Greatness”

Update: “A watched pot never boils.” Next Friday at noon… so… slow… so… slow…



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It’s not Happy New Year yet. But it is close. 20-17 is almost here.

Once 20-17 arrives the heavens open up with fire, music, joy, and achievement. Right now though, contrary to what superficial analysis declares, there’s not really much going on. We are in the preliminary stages, the preparatory stages. It’s an important time, akin to the early evening when you bathe and put on a tuxedo or evening gown, but the show only begins when the opera curtains go up and the music flows.

On 20-17 the curtain goes up and the music will flow.

Not much is going on. Yes, there are a bunch of posturing “hearings” in the United States Senate but that’s all a big bunch of nothing because the Trump nominees will be approved especially after their stellar, often calculatingly dull, appearances before our dimwitted senators.

There was that tinkling fun over the comic book attack on President-Elect Donald J. Trump we had so much fun with over at the comments section in our last article, but that has been so thoroughly refuted the fun with that is over. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, “it’s over for Trump” failed again and once again what didn’t kill Trump has made him stronger (especially against the “intelligence” community and the loathsome Big Media).

President-Elect Donald J. Trump did hold a triumphant press conference which scared Big Media and the loony left because so much truth was revealed. Back in 2008 we noted that Big Media is a political party, not a news dissemination enterprise. That observation has been proven true as we witness Big Media fake news dispensed like stay awake pills at an Obama speech. Trump stomped on CNN fake news dissemination and Big Media howled. It was fun and few now even recall that Obama tried to make news this week. But Obama is the past. We here at Big Pink are in gorgeous dressing gowns with long trains and Jackie Kennedy style long white gloves, or in Tuxedos, waiting for the curtain to rise.

So what is there is do until 20-17? We’ll soon be writing our last articles of the last age summarizing what we have since 2009 called “The Age Of Fake”. We hit it on the nail with that description didn’t we? Now everyone talks about “fake news” and fake this and fake that. Obama and Obama worship was the Age Of Fake but on 20-17 we will enter The Age of Triumph, the Age of Greatness“.

As the Age of Fake ends we kick out the door Barack Obama and his silly “Farewell Address” which rendered BuzzFeed to tears. We kid you not. Buzzfeed idiot employees and the official BuzzFeed account confessed the tears were flowing because, they wondered, if we Americans “deserve the Obamas as President and First Lady?” Go to the link. Observe the lunacy. The answer is we Americans did not deserve to be punished with the Obama’s but the corruption in our elites has been so massive for eight years we suffered.

The Age of Fake featured many instances of race-baiting. Often the story was that some poor innocent black person or persons (Muslims pulled the same lie repeatedly too) were attacked by some vicious KKK white organization and soon… after a police investigation to arrest the vicious white KKK organization of monsters… the culprit would be revealed to be a black person who either bombed the black church or posted the ugly leaflet, or sent the “racist” tweet. The Age of Fake ends with more fake “racism”:

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Anne Arundel County Police Department has charged a 14-year-old girl with a juvenile citation for sending a threatening tweet related to Arundel High School.

Police began their investigation after Arundel High School officials told them about a suspicious Twitter account.

The account, named @KoolkidsKlanKkk, reportedly sent out a tweet that read, “We’re planning to attack tomorrow”.

Yeah, it was a 14-year old black girl that sent out the “racist” tweet from the “kkk” which threatened an “attack”. Age of Fake.

Fake “racism” and fake “racists” have been all the rage in the Age of Fake. If you’re a black person that rejects fake “racism” fake “racists” and the all too real race-baiting of Obama Dimocrats and Barack Obama himself, well you’re just a “house nigga”. That’s what happened to Senator Tim Scott.

Senator Tim Scott and other black people dared to defend and endorse soon to be the Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions. For that offense Senator Tim Scott, a black man, was called a “house nigga”. Senator Tim Scott’s response came with the wit and brevity we expect to be standard practice in the coming “Age of Triumph, Age of Greatness“:


That’s a way of saying “kiss my sweet black ass” Trump style.

Age of Triumph, Age of Greatness“. It begins. 20-17.

Fake News In The Age Of Fake

On January 23, 2009 we dubbed the Obama years “The Age of Fake”:

The age of contempt for experience and adoration of fake change and fake hope, exemplified by Barack Obama, is here.

The fake hope and the fake change are poses struck by a fake Democrat and fake president. The age of fake was introduced by the fake music that was played at the fake inaugural with its fake oath.

Today is day 3 of the age of fake.

In 2008 flim-flam con man Barack Obama had zero achievements other than self-advancement. In the Age of Fake that made Obama king of the fake hill. It was all fake. Eight years later the Age of Fake continues to fake. Over the years we wrote over thirty articles chronicling the Age of Fake. Back then we thought Hillary Clinton was “genuine” compared to Barack Obama. But either due to political calculation or dementia Hillary Clinton has embraced the fake.

This week Hillary Clinton attacked “fake news”.


Hillary is rather late to the party. Barack Obama and the entire “Hope and Change” scam was a fake. It was false hope and chump change.

Why would Hillary Clinton denounce “fake news” in December 2016 when she herself and Bill Clinton in 2012 generated tons of fake news with their lies about how wonderful Barack Obama was? It’s all about political calculation mixed in with dementia. The calculation is that the leftist dopes that believed the fake news that declared Hillary Clinton the sure winner in a massive landslide need to be comforted with a comfortable fake news lie. The dementia is displayed in thinking that more fake news can ameliorate the harsh reality of their future.

Hillary Clinton and the left want to comfort themselves with the fake news that fake news is what destroyed Hillary2016. Hillary Clinton, the left, the Obama Dimocrats, and Hillary2016 will try to create the fake news lie that Donald J. Trump is President-Elect because of the Russians, hacking, Comey, and assorted other fantasy villains. But what really happened?

Why did Donald J. Trump win? Over and over and over this election season we wrote this was a change election and the candidate of change would win. We wrote that in January 25 of this year. We wrote that when Trump was up in the polls, we wrote that when Trump was down in the polls and attacked by Paul Ryan:

. . .Donald J. Trump will win. Why? Because it’s a change election. That’s all you need to know.

We wrote that over and over. “It’s a change election, that’s all you need to know.” Today Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report answers the question “How Trump Broke the Blue Wall”:

The exit polls also show that Trump’s success in these three states was about more than voter frustration with the state of the economy. In fact, Hillary Clinton did better among those who said the economy was “the most important issue facing the country,” than Obama did four years earlier. But, among those who said they wanted to see a president who “can bring change,” Trump crushed Clinton by 68-72 points.

It was a change election. That’s all you need to know.

But Hillary Clinton and the leftist loons need to believe it was something else. Why? Because the fake news allowed them to believe that Hillary2016 was going to win. The dispute among those who believed the fake news was between those who believed Hillary2016 was going to win in a landslide and those who believed Hillary2016 was going to win in a super-duper-landslide.



Landslide or super-duper-landslide led to broken heads as Hillary2016 delusion met Trump’s wall of reality:

Unhinged, psychotic, infantile, Hillary Clinton supporters are unable to work, crying, bereft of the will to go on with their pathetic lives because of the shock and surprise [???] of Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 elections. Just how stupid are these people? Hillary Clinton deserved to lose and it was obvious she was going to lose – as we charged repeatedly since at least 2013, because Hillary Clinton ran the dumbest, stupidest, campaign for president we have ever seen. Get that through your thick, whimpering, whiny, heads. Hillary2016 was the dumbest, stupidest, campaign we have ever seen. We call forth the witnesses for the prosecution, Bill Clinton, Trump hater Kurt Eichenwald, Mark Penn, and everyone with a mature brain that functions.

As the hapless children, of all ages up to and including 80 year olds, take to the streets in a further demonstration of impotence – we laugh. Just how stupid are these people? Don’t they additionally realize their public displays of infantile caterwauling stupidity help President-elect Donald J. Trump? The Hillary Clinton mopes and dopes who curse the stars and fates as if that would change the election results, prove over and over how stupid and infantile they are.

The wall of reality led to tears and shock at Clinton’s election night party. They never saw the wall of reality until it was too late and the heads smashed.

Donald J. Trump pronounced death sentences on Big Media and the strategy by which Republicans lost Pennsylvania. Trump did that because he was the candidate of change in a change election and that is all you need to know.

The response from Hillary2016, Barack Obama, and the rest of the mooks, is that “fake news” was to blame for the election loss. That’s why Obama is busy with presidential pardons, appointments to boards, rule making in the authoritarian agencies of government in an attempt to forestall the TrumpNado about to strike the swamp of Washington, D.C.

It’s a bit juvenile to cite examples of fake news such as a video caused Benghazi, great ObamaCare, the good Obama economy, climate change wealth redistribution, rampant racism, defeat by misogyny, shovel ready stimulus, uniter Obama, fashionable Michelle, coalition of the ascendant, hands up don’t shoot, keep your doctor, bend the cost curve down, Solyndra, debt/deficit, unemployment rates, and other instances proving the Obama years are the Age of Fake. No need to beat that dead donkey. If anything those examples must be used as warning guides to the future.

The Obama Dimocrats and the left, alongside Hillary Clinton unfortunately want to remain in the past. Trump is busy with the future.

The “tweets” Big Media is so upset about? Tweets are Donald J. Trump’s version of FDR’s fireside chats. FDR used the dominant media of the day, radio, to communicate with Americans. Trump uses the internet and “tweets”. Trump today campaigns in Louisiana to elect yet another Republican (John Kennedy!) to join the Republican majority in the senate. President-Elect Donald J. Trump is reality based.

The fake news? The fake news is Russian hacks, electoral college hacks, recount hacks.

The real news? The 2016 election was a change election. The candidate of change won. That’s all you need to know.

Death Sentences: Amazing @RealDonaldTrump – Pennsylvania, China, Taiwan, Renzi, Italy, Europe, Big Media

Several death sentences appeared in the past 72 hours. Judge, jury, executioner is President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

Death Sentence #1: “We Don’t Need You Guys Anymore”. Die, Big Media, Die. This death sentence was spoken by Dick Cheney, authored by Donald J. Trump:

Cheney To CNN’s Barbara Starr: Trump Took Us To Point Where We Don’t Need You Guys Anymore

CHENEY: I think one of the reasons people get so concerned about the tweets is it is sort of a way around the press. He doesn’t have to rely upon, uh, rely upon — this is the modern era, modern technology. He’s at the point where we don’t need you guys anymore.

Die Big Media, die. Trump gets around Big Media with his Tweets. A single camera trained on the elevators in Trump Tower commands all the attention. The camera ignores the Big Media Trump haters. The American public can see who goes up and down without a pundit. [We’ll have more from Cheney shortly.]

Death Sentence #2: “President-elect Trump also congratulated President Tsai on becoming President of Taiwan earlier this year.” The wise Gordon Chang understands the immeasurable vastness of what President-Elect Donald J. Trump did here:

Beijing today lodged a formal protest with the U.S. because President-elect Donald Trump, bypassing established diplomatic channels, spoke to Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen yesterday by telephone. [snip]

Why? In a few short minutes over the phone, Trump implicitly recognized Taiwan’s status as a sovereign state, thereby breaking with decades of settled China policy.

The call, as many have noted is the first known interaction between a U.S. president or president-elect with his Taiwan counterpart since the Carter administration broke diplomatic relations with the island.

Regardless of what Trump and Tsai said to each other, the fact the call took place would be sufficient to upset Beijing’s leaders, who view Taiwan as part of their People’s Republic of China.

Tsai, on the other hand, believes she heads a state called the Republic of China. Formally, her government takes the position it has sovereignty over all China but, as a practical matter, acts as if it is sovereign over only the main island of Taiwan and scattered islands it in fact administers.

Washington recognizes Beijing as the lawful government of China but in substance maintains the dispute between the two sides is unresolved and insists the resolution of the matter, when it occurs, be peaceful. The Taiwan Relations Act, U.S. legislation passed in 1979, provides for unofficial ties with Taipei and creates limited obligations to protect the island from Beijing. This American posture has continued, with only minor modification, since that time.

Trump, however, seemed to change everything Friday.

The entire take on China/Taiwan by Gordon Chang deserves a reading. China for a long time has played North Korea and nuclear bombs against the United States and its allies in an obvious way but the West and its hapless diplomats have responded like running dogs for a decayed decadent system. Trump changes all that.

Let’s go back to that Dick Cheney appearance:

FMR. VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: One of the most important things [President-elect Trump] can do is exactly the opposite of what his predecessor did. With respect to Iran and nuclear weapons, and don’t make the mistakes that the situation he is inheriting from the Obama administration represented. With respect to our status in the world, the capabilities of our forces, the belief on the part of I believe many of our friends and allies that they can no longer trust the United States or count on our guarantees. I think we need to do major progress and reverse the Obama policies and not that’s not a place for President Trump to start.

That’s pretty much what we wrote last month: do the opposite of what Obama did. And what Carter did too. American policy on China is not working. Rewrite the China policy. President-Elect Donald J. Trump pronounced a death sentence on the currently not working China policy. Foreign policy experts are shocked and in a fury. President-Elect Donald J. Trump is exactly right and Trump changed China policy before he is president, with a single telephone call he answered. Good job!

Chang sums it up:

What Trump has done is not “reset” Washington’s relations with China but put them on an entirely new footing. Up to now, Beijing has kept the initiative, and American presidents, especially George W. Bush and Obama, have merely reacted, trying to build friendly relations in spite of increasingly bold Chinese moves. The concept was that Washington had to maintain cooperative ties, increasingly considered an end in itself.

Trump, by seemingly not caring about Beijing’s reaction, has cut China down to size, telling its autocrats he does not fear them.

Just about everyone assumed the Chinese would create a crisis for Trump in his first months in office, just as they created crises for both George W. Bush—in April 2001 with the detention of the crew of the U.S. Navy EP-3—and his successor—the harassment of the Navy’s unarmed reconnaissance vessels, the Impeccable and Victorious, in March and May 2009.

Instead, Trump took the initiative and created a crisis for China’s leaders, and he did that more than a month before taking the oath of office.

Therefore, Beijing is bound to find the next months unfamiliar and unsettling.

There is, if you need a metaphor, a rather large bull in the china shop. And, yes, that could be a good thing.

Death Sentence #3: “President-Elect Donald J. Trump.” The deadliest sentence of all. It finished off the surrender monkeys of the West. It destroys the Euro. It destroys the European Union. It destroyed Matteo Renzi on Sunday, as predicted a month ago:

Trump’s triumph puts Italy’s Renzi in difficult position

Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the U.S. presidential election is likely to make it even harder for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to win a crucial referendum on constitutional reform set for December.

Renzi was one of the few world leaders to publicly endorse Hillary Clinton and Trump’s triumph has not only put the Italian premier in a difficult diplomatic position, it has also underlined the rise of anti-elite sentiment around the world.

This factor is weighing against Renzi because at the moment for many Italians he represents the establishment,” said Roberto D’Alimonte, politics professor at Luiss University in Rome. [snip]

“The Trump win does show that populism continues in 2016 and suggests a ‘no’ vote in the Italian referendum could be stronger than we assumed,” David Zahn, the head of European fixed income at U.S. fund manager Franklin Templeton, told Reuters. [snip]

Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement currently heads the opinion polls and its founder, Beppe Grillo, hailed Trump’s victory, seeing it as a vindication of his own maverick stance.

“It is those who dare, the obstinate, the barbarians who will take the world forward. We are the barbarians! The real idiots, populists and demagogues are the journalists and the establishment intellectuals,” Grillo wrote on his blog.

Jumping on the U.S. election bandwagon with an eye to the forthcoming referendum, former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia (Go Italy!) party put out Tweets saying “In America, they voted NO”.

The group’s parliamentary leader Renato Brunetta called on Renzi to resign immediately and not even wait until Dec. 4, saying his pro-Clinton stance had weakened Italy’s standing.

From this day forward Matteo Renzi is politically finished, he is a dead man walking,” Brunetta said in a statement. “No other European country sided with one of the two contenders like Italy did. Now Renzi must reap the consequences and take responsibility for his bad choices.”

Matteo Renzi, like François Hollande, Barack Obama, and David Cameron, is the past. Donald J. Trump is the future. Renzi’s 20 point loss was indeed “stronger than we assumed”:

When Beppe Grillo started to make headlines as the leader of Italy’s biggest protest party more than six years ago, it was hard to avoid the puns. A comedian turned politician, Grillo was laughed at and branded a “clown.”

But by 2013, the laughing subsided, and German magazine Der Spiegel already had called him “the most dangerous man in Europe.” Three years later, he may finally be living up to that description, according to his critics.

On Sunday, a majority of Italians voted against legislative reforms in a referendum, according to major exit polls. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who had pushed for the reforms and was forced to call the referendum, admitted defeat on Sunday evening and announced that he would hand in his resignation on Monday. [snip]

Similar to Trump’s “drain the swamp” political message, Grillo has taken a strong anti-establishment and anti-corruption stance, accusing Renzi of preventing economic and anti-corruption reforms. [snip]

Referring to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Gillo said in an interview with the Financial Times last year: “They have a kind of illness, it’s called alexithymia, which means difficulty recognizing the emotions of others: pain, pleasure, joy. . . . They don’t care if they have to put tens of millions of people into hunger to balance an account, it’s collateral damage. We’ve entrusted our lives to people who know nothing about life,” he said.

Life just got a boost in Italy and world-wide because of Donald J. Trump.

Will this last? Can this go on? Is this Donald J. Trump victory/victories just a one time magic moment that will flicker away like a candle that dies leaving only a trail of smoke? Look to Pennsylvania for the answer.

Death Sentence #4: “he made Philadelphia irrelevant.”

As we analyze the numbers from election night, we can only be amazed. The Decision Desk analysis concludes that everything Hillary2016 did was right if only the opponent was not Donald J. Trump. Michael Barone finally came to the conclusion we did last year that Hillary2016 would destroy lumps like Jeb Bush, John Kasich, even Ted Cruz:

Would Another Republican Have Defeated Hillary Clinton?

Donald Trump charted a new course to the presidency, and both parties have a great deal to learn from it. [snip]

That opening was the fact that Democrats were taking for granted their above-national-average support from non-college-educated outstate voters in their determination to build a new, “ascendant” majority of blacks, Hispanics, single women, and Millennials. They figured that outstate Obama voters were locked into the Democratic party and didn’t need any special attention. Turns out they weren’t and they did.

So the familiar partisan lines of the past 20 years have been redrawn, and now we have a more downscale Republican party and a Democratic party confined to its coastal and campus cocoons.

As we wrote so many times before, the Obama “coalition of the ascendant” was a suitable demographic for a situation comedy on TV, but not as a foundation for a political party that wants to govern and grow. The numbers from election 2016 confirm our analysis.

Will it all last? As Decision Desk notes, what Donald J. Trump did was astounding and deserving of respect:

Ring Around the Collar: The Philadelphia Suburbs And The 2016 Election

In June, I authored an article for The Federalist in which I argued that Donald Trump would not win Pennsylvania because any gains he might make with white working class voters would be insufficient to overcome the steep losses he was likely to suffer in the Philadelphia area. [snip]

CONCLUSION

Trump did badly in the Philly collar. From the Clinton campaign’s perspective not badly enough, perhaps; and certainly not the 20-30% debacle many polls were forecasting. Yet his margins in the Philadelphia area normally would have been enough to keep the Keystone State in the Democrats’ vaunted “blue wall.” Barack Obama won 690,000 votes in the Philly suburbs in 2012. Hillary Clinton received 729,000. Romney got 567,000. Trump dropped to 550,000. That’s a swing of 46,000 votes to Clinton. [snip]

What Donald Trump demonstrated with this year’s electorate is that a historic turnout by white working class voters could be and in fact was – contrary to the expectations of all but a handful of pundits – sufficient to negate the Democrats’ traditional advantage in the Philadelphia region and put Pennsylvania in the GOP column for the first time since 1988. Whether this lesson can be repeated is an open question, but it is one students of American politics will be studying for many years to come.

UPDATE 12/02/16

Since this post was published, the City of Philadelphia released its final vote tallies for the 2016 election. Donald Trump’s total increased to just under 109,000 votes, while Clinton’s soared to 584,000 votes, an increase of 21,000 and a mere 4,000 short of Obama’s 2012 total. Delaware County also has updated its figures. Hillary Clinton’s margin improved to 67,000 votes, as she did 12,000 votes better than Barack Obama did in 2012. Trump’s total in Delco also rose by 4,000 votes. He now stands 5,000 votes above Mitt Romney there. [snip]

Incorporating this new data yields the following updated results. Clinton’s total in the Philadelphia collar stands at 737,000 votes, an improvement of 47,000 on Barack Obama’s 2012 total of 690,000. Trump’s total rises to 554,000, which is 13,000 short of Romney’s count. This means Clinton’s improvement in the suburbs, which initially stood at 46,000, is now 59,000 votes. The updated totals in Philadelphia also reduce the swing there from 35,000 towards Trump to a more modest 17,000. Instead of coming out of the Philadelphia region only 11,000 votes ahead of Barack Obama, as my original calculations indicated, Clinton came out 32,000 votes ahead. What these updated results tell us, therefore, is that in Philadelphia Hillary Clinton performed more like Barack Obama, and Donald Trump performed even worse than Mitt Romney, than initially believed. In other words, Trump’s victory in Pennsylvania, impressive as it was, was even more impressive than it seemed at first glance.

Trump pulled off the near impossible: he made Philadelphia irrelevant. Whatever one thinks of the man, this feat is worthy of, nay demands, respect.

Read that again: Trump’s victory in Pennsylvania, impressive as it was, was even more impressive than it seemed at first glance. He made “Philadelphia irrelevant.”

It’s a death sentence for the Dims.

China, Europe, those that want to destroy the West, take heed. President Donald J. Trump is not Barack Obama. Trump is not even president yet and already the heads roll.

America’s enemies, take heed – America and the West are back, ready and willing to fight.