Donald Trump brought the void to the entire liberal establishment. He brought it emptiness and confusion and, more importantly, he brought it fear of the American people. The liberal sun is setting in the West, and all that remains for its worshippers is an unbearable sorrow for the power they have lost, of bewilderment and anger, a sense of the lengthening shadows of their irrelevance, and a gathering realization that, from having dwelt within the deep corruption of the Obama administration, they have nothing to offer the people but their old socialist handbooks, their consuming hatred for the new president, and a roiling temper of revenge.Add a comment
The Democrats are addicted to spin, and it’s only getting worse. Ever since Trump’s ascendance, they seem to have fully embraced the role of party of the straw man argument. Any misdemeanor gaffe by Trump is instantly upgraded into an imagined capital offense and debated as such by left-wing mouthpieces in the media. When the president proposes an expensive, strategically worthless Bastille Day-style military parade, for example, the reaction is automatic.
It’s hardly a shocker that Donald Trump is focusing his presidential energies on parades. For decades, his name has been synonymous with pageantry and ostentation, so it comes as no surprise that his proclivity for ruffles and flourishes has followed him into the White House. Even less surprising, however, has been the hysterical, overblown response from the Left.
“A military parade like this — one that is unduly focused on a single person — is what authoritarian regimes do, not democracies,” said Rep. Adam Smith, one of the leading House Democrats, clearly doing his best to associate Trump with the likes of Kim Jong-un.
Of course, Smith and fellow wolf-crying Democrats know that any such parade wouldn’t be “focused on a single person” like the spectacles of North Korea. It’s an insult to the predominantly Republican military for liberals to even suggest such a possibility. The problem is that those on the Left can no longer help themselves. They have simply become incapable of making nuanced critiques of questionable decisions by the president or raising prudent concerns about White House policies. Their knee-jerk reaction is to exaggerate and demonize Trump to the point where they appear flat-out ridiculous to any of us who haven’t sipped their Kool-Aid.
This worsening Democratic tendency has been showcased over and over during the last year and a half. Recall the apoplexy after Trump, following his nomination, said he alone could fix the country’s problems. This was a rather banal statement by The Donald’s standards, an egotist’s way of saying he’s the right man for the job. Nonetheless, the Left hyperbolized it to point where one could be forgiven for assuming that the Republican nominee had just sworn to dissolve the republic and claim the title of American Caesar.
Or take a more recent example, when Trump joked to an Ohio audience that it would be no big deal to call his opponents in Congress treasonous (“Why not?”). Democrats could have responded by rightfully complaining that a president, when domestic tensions are this high, shouldn’t kid around about treason. Instead, however, instincts kicked in and they attacked the inappropriate quip as if it were a pre-meditated accusation made in total seriousness.
Apart from appearing ludicrous in public, Democratic leadership is damaging its long-term political prospects every time they resort to straw man tactics. As they hack away at the Russian stooge or the aspiring Pol Pot, the real President Trump remains relatively unscathed. Meanwhile, that president is transforming from an inexperienced blowhard to a seasoned commander-in-chief. In other words, the Left is missing golden opportunities to damage him when he is most vulnerable.
What’s more, by being so nakedly disingenuous, the Democrats are risking what is arguably their greatest strategic advantage: domination of most mainstream media. For the time being, it is clear that major outlets are still often happy to parrot left-wing talking points. Respective headlines from The New York Times and CNN after the Ohio speech proclaimed “Trump Accuses Democrats of Treason”and, more absurdly, “Donald Trump Thinks Not Clapping for Him is ‘Treasonous.’” With this degree of media influence, it’s hard to blame Democrats for getting overconfident when shaping narratives. What they may be ignoring, however, is the limit of public credulity.
Trump’s State of the Union speech was well received by Independents and even many Democratic voters, indicating that the battle for American hearts and minds is far from decided. If events shift the public’s faith in favor of the president (say after the Russia investigation comes to naught), his “fake news” narrative could prevail, leaving the disarmed Dems face-to-face with an existential crisis. Media outlets in that scenario will either have to cease being flagrantly biased for the Left or lose their mainstream status and any remaining pretense of objectivity.
The solution for Democrats should be obvious. Rather than posturing as a contrived #Resistance to a phantom dictator, Democratic leadership should strive to maintain its party as a dignified and disciplined opposition to this often erratic White House. If Trump turns out to be the inept leader they believe him to be, Democrats by 2020 could appear as the badly needed adults in the room. On the other hand, if they continue to scream hysterically about an imaginary daemon-president, it is likely that, by election time, the public will think the only rooms they belong in should have padded walls.
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The "memo" has been released! Most of what is revealed within it is not surprising; much of this information has been out there for all to read for many months, almost a year, for those interested in getting to the bottom of this major scandal. But there were a few surprises, among them McCabe's admission that the fake dossier was primarily used to get the FISA warrant and the court was not told it was opposition research.
The mainstream media have assiduously avoided reporting on any of it; their gullible and ill-informed readers and viewers needed to be kept in the dark. It is a sad commentary on the intellectual curiosity of leftists. To quote The Wiz, don't give them "no bad news." If they do not know it, have not read it, it does not exist. What is Uranium One? Who knows? What is the "dossier"? Never heard of it the Trump-haters say. They choose the bliss of ignorance. As for the memo, "is that all there is," they say. Nothing to see here. Move along. They pretend to be giddy but while flailing about like fish out of water, anyone can see that they are panicked.
The Nunes memo, a summary of hundreds of pages of documents finally turned over to the Intelligence Committee, proves how dogged the left has been in covering up the crimes of the DNC, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Obama administration, the FBI, the DOJ, and the State Dept. as they tried to prevent a Trump presidency, both before and after his election.
The country has been badly served by its premier law enforcement institutions. Obama transformed them from the non-partisan agencies they were meant to be into partisan tools of the left. What does that mean? It means the abrogation of the Constitution, a particular objective of Obama. It means the primacy of illegal immigrants over the rights of native born and legal immigrant citizens. The Democrats need new voters who are wholly dependent upon them. It means they will do anything to further their open-borders agenda. It means they had to defeat Trump, who clearly loves the country as it was founded. He wants to make America great again. They still want to "fundamentally transform America, " Obama's stated goal. Obama made good on his promise to the detriment of us all. Trump is making good on his promise to undo all that nonsense that infected American life and the economy across the board.
The most confounding aspect of the response to "the memo" is the Left's hysteria over its release to the public. For days their adherents have been ranting and raving about the "national security" dangers, the damage it will do to "the investigation." They say it omits the underlying documents, that its talking points are taken out of context. They demand that those foundational documents be revealed. The Republicans say fine, release all of them. Uh-oh. That must mean that the underlying documents and transcripts prove the points made in the memo. The Democrats forgot to remember that. They, the left, operate on minute-to-minute cable news channel feed. They seem unable to foresee the consequences their feverish denials might have the next day. They always operate on the belief that the public is ignorant. They not only believe it, they count on it.
Now that we have read the memo, it is clear there are no national security issues. That was a lie, a feint. The Democrats know very well that the swells at the FBI, DOJ, DNC, NSA, State, and the Clinton campaign contrived to sabotage the Trump candidacy and after the election to submarine his presidency. They not only approve of their various unconstitutional plans to subvert the electorate, they champion them. It's who they are. In their blinkered brains, pickled by the destructive ideology of leftism, they think they are wiser, smarter, and better than anyone on the political right. For the citizens between the coasts with regional issues the left cannot be bothered with, they have only disdain. They cannot imagine that those people matter, that their votes count. In their minds they are an annoyance. They hate that their votes count.
The Left's fight against the publication of the memo was an idiotic ploy. They seem incapable of thinking even five minutes ahead of each day's talking points, ("the memo cherry-picked... etc." was repeated all day long on the left media) as though the future when the whole truth emerges is inconceivable to them. Adam Schiff has made himself into a national joke by mindlessly and relentlessly pushing the Trump/Russia collusion which clearly never existed. It was a setup from the beginning. So invested in his commitment to that fabricated meme, he has made himself a lifelong figure of ridicule. If late night comedy was not so ideologically far left, Schiff would be a staple subject of mockery.
The memo lays out what actually occurred: our premier law enforcement institutions were weaponized by the Obama administration and the masters of those institutions came to believe themselves above the law. This cabal of our betters meant to override the voters should they elect the wrong person. Then we did elect the wrong person, the one we all like better than the one who lost. They wanted Hillary despite her forty-year record of venality. The rest of us wanted anyone but her. This despicable bunch of self-appointed guardians of leftist orthodoxy decided to fix things and instead fixed themselves as objects of infamy for the remainder of American history. They keep threatening that "if Trump fires Mueller it will cause a Constitutional crisis." Seems we are already there. The Democrats are defending the corruption of the FBI, the DOJ, and the State Dept. If that is not a Constitutional crisis what is?
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/02/the_democrats_defense_of_the_indefensible.html#ixzz5693wr2Rm
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It’s the grandest scale twist of fate that I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. Donald Trump's war against media corruption and manipulation is about to have a whole lot of unintended consequences, and there will be Hell to pay when the time for reparation comes. A 71 year-old half-German, half-Scottish white billionaire from Jamaica, New York is exposing the myriad lies, contradictions, and logical fallacies that have shaped generations of Americans concerning their views on race and culture.Add a comment
In its partisan zeal to protect the ongoing witch hunt against President Trump, our Nixonian media went into hyper-drive last week to ensure that the unethical and un-American behavior of President Obama’s FBI and Justice Department remained covered up from the public.
After this cynical effort failed with the release of the Nunes memo Friday, the media quickly switched tactics and is now working feverishly to muddy the waters about the horror show revealed in the memo.Add a comment
Choose your metaphor: rats leaving a sinking ship, cockroaches scurrying away from the light, or maybe just people cutting deals to save their butts. Yesterday saw the FBI fan feculated. (The shit hit the fan).Add a comment
When amnesty-loving Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-IL, walked out of the State of the Union amid chants of “USA!” “USA!”, he once again revealed his hatred for America and his loathing of the heroes that gave him the freedom to make an absolute fool of himself.Add a comment