#fakenews is literally making liberals insane

You might say that liberals were already insane before. Maybe, maybe not. They’ve always had a screw or two loose. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be liberals. But progressives in the Era of Trump are absolutely insane, and it’s the constant barrage of #fakenews, on top of the fact that they already have a screw or two lose, that is creating the insanity.

Yesterday, I actually listened to Rush Limbaugh’s show live while driving home from Charlottesville, Virginia. I rarely listen live (always the podcast), but this time I had nothing else to do, so I found a radio station that carried the program (not hard to find) and tuned in.

At any rate, the Maha Rushie at one point took a call from a “reformed liberal” who noted the following about #fakenews:

CALLER: It’s sick. I no longer listen to anything and I think that there’s a lot of people like that and —

RUSH: I think there are too. I keep — you know, it’s all anecdotal, but I hear from quite a few people when I observe it, I’m not watching it either.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: And I think it’s wise. I think it’s good for your mental health to stay away from some of this crap. It’s so intense, it’s never ending, it’s always there and they’re always trying to add to it. I think you’re wise to ignore most of it.

CALLER: It’s painful to listen to it. It’s also depressing to feel like this guy can’t get a fair shot. Anyways, my last point I was gonna say is that I think that the best thing personally for Trump to do at this point is just to keep on plugging away at accomplishing his agenda.

Rush went on to discuss how #fakenews and Democrats have created a monster that they may soon regret. Their insane followers fully believe Trump colluded with the Russians to rig the 2016 election — just as they believe the climate change hook, line & sinker — and now they are fully expecting an impeachment. The trouble is that there are no impeachable offenses. A year’s worth of investigating has produced nothing. So #fakenews & Democrats have built up expectations with their false narrative and built up expectations that are not going to materialize. The insane progressives are going to go postal when no impeachment occurs and no evidence is ever discovered, so now the Democrats — some of them, anyway — are quietly beginning to walk back the impeachment narrative.

So there are some literally dangerously imbalanced leftists who are already protesting and causing threats and riots at town halls. … The Democrat Party, the American media, has literally created an insane asylum that has no walls. And the people in this insane asylum, who are genuinely, truly unbalanced, have been made this way by having been fed a diet of raw hatred for the last nine months.

Now, of course they’ve been fed this raw hatred for decades. But in the intense specifics of this election and the collusion with the Russians, they have been fed lies and distortions and rumors as fact. They have created a brimming, a burgeoning, an effervescing, raw hatred that has yet had no outlet for expression. It’s bubbling up and it’s waiting to explode.

And the Democrats are scared to death of the day they have to make it official: There was no collusion, there was no evidence, there will be no impeachment. That’s why they’re trying to walk back impeachment, ’cause they’re scared to death of what they’ve created. They can’t control it. It is an uncorralled monster of genuine insane lunatics that is the Democrat base.

Three battleground states kept us from socialism, and the swamp isn’t going away quietly

Why do they do this? You may be asking yourself this. Why does the left keep up this charade of Russian tampering? (And, by the way, it is now public knowledge that the Clinton campaign fabricated the fake Russia meme less than 24 hours after the election.)

You have to realize something. We were one election away from transforming this country into a socialist/globalist swamp, just like your average Western European nation. Everything else was in place. The only missing ingredient was Hillary Clinton’s election. And it didn’t materialize. Thank God! The formerly blue states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin made sure of it.

When Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp, he didn’t realize how broad, how deep and how tenacious the swamp truly is. None of us did. Progressives are by their nature despotic, and power is everything to despots. When they are deprived of it, or it is taken away, well, just look at the Democrat Party and #fakenews media, and you see what they become.

ObamaCare was the vehicle. We were on our way to a single-payer system, which means we were on our way to government-controlled healthcare. A lot of Americans were priced out of the market. A lot of insurance companies had already bailed on ObamaCare. This was by design. The plan was to create a system in which insurance companies could not possibly compete due to the unrealistic demands placed on them by government. And then the plan was to blame the insurance companies and their “greed” for dropping customers. (Liberals never take responsibility for the failure of their disastrous policies.) This, in turn, would lead to an eventual system where the federal government became the insurance company (with no competitors). The federal government would control the healthcare system. And when government controls healthcare, government controls you.

It wasn’t enough to create a pool just to cover the uninsured/uninsurable and leave the existing system intact. It was never about the 30,000,000 or 40,000,000 uninsured, or whatever the number was. It was about transforming the entire healthcare industry for all of us. Now the Republicans are in the process of undoing ObamaCare, or at least much of it. This is why the Democrats react to the AHCA like Dracula to the cross. They know Americans could not longer afford their ObamaCare premiums. They know the ObamaCare system, as it was originally constructed, was doomed to fail. It was designed to. Yet Democrats lie and continue to lie about ObamaCare, because that’s what Democrats do.

Progressives aren’t going away anytime soon. Do you remember the end of the second debate when each candidate was asked to name one good quality about his/her opponent? Donald Trump said the one thing he admired about Hillary Clinton was that she is not a quitter. And he’s right. Progressives don’t quit. The lust for political power (and often wealth to match) is the fuel that drives them. They don’t just pick themselves up after they lose and go do something else. There is no something else to them.

Let me share a tweet with you I saw last night.

There is one distinct feature of American culture that sets us apart from all the rest: the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment makes all the others possible. Those aren’t just words on a bumper sticker, either. Every despotic, totalitarian regime you can think of got that way because its populace was unarmed. The fact that we are armed to the teeth makes us like no other nation, past or present. Progressives despise the Second Amendment for this reason. They hate it more than all the rest. They may hate it more than all the rest combined. The Second Amendment may be the only thing standing in the way of the complete future subjugation of the American people.

The left would do away with the Second Amendment today if they could. But even if they did, most Americans would not willingly part with their firearms. There are on the order of 300 million guns in America, or very nearly one per person. If progressives want our guns, they will literally have to take them away, and taking away that many guns is a mighty tall order. If they ever tried it, there probably would be civil war.

I don’t know if some form of civil war is inevitable or not. I’m not predicting that level of violence. I don’t hope for it. I don’t advocate it. But I’m not entirely discounting the idea, either.

But I do know this: the American people awakened last November. Donald Trump literally tapped into and motivated a literal sleeping giant. The American ideal wasn’t dead, after all. (I knew it wasn’t.) If he succeeds the way I think he will — and I am predicting he will be a two-term president — it will take progressives decades to get back to where they were before Hillary Clinton was defeated. He will undo — and already has undone — a great deal of damage wrought by Barack Hussein Obama. He will appoint — and already has appointed — Constitutionalists to the federal courts.

The bad news is, get used to the daily barrage of #fakenews. To the left, Donald Trump’s election was illegitimate. It’s not illegitimate because he colluded with Russia to rig the election. It’s illegitimate simply because the Democrats lost, and they lost to a complete outsider who exposed them for the thugs and despots that they are. They’ve been pushing the climate change hoax for 30+ years, so don’t expect them to give up on the Russia hoax as long as they think they can get political mileage out of it.

The ironic part about the #fakenews barrage is that the #fakenews media and Democrats are falsely accusing President Trump of the corruption that they themselves are actually guilty of. They have accused President Trump of colluding with the Russians when they themselves are the ones who have colluded with Russia. It’s insidious, but it’s who progressives are. So we’re going to have to daily beat back the barrage of #fakenews while President Trump deconstructs the Obama presidency.

What can you do? Don’t watch #fakenews. And if you do happen to catch a sound bite by accident, immediately discount it. This is my default reaction to everything I hear from #fakenews.

Be the “go-to” person in your sphere of influence. Be the person your friends and family go to for political advice. Be able to explain these things to them. Just because you don’t have a TV show or a newspaper column doesn’t mean you don’t have influence.

Stay informed using sources other than #fakenews. As for me, I listen to the Rush Limbaugh Show daily. And I follow a handful of trusted conservatives on Twitter. I also read history. Lots of it. I do this because I love history, but also because progressives try to rewrite history. The more we learn and understand history, the harder it will be for progressives to rewrite it.

Be the kind of citizen and the kind of voter Democrats and #fakenews cannot lie to. If they cannot manipulate you, then you immediately become their enemy. This is why Hillary called us “deplorables” — and meant it.

Never vote Democrat. There are no good Democrats. Not a single one. And if you have the opportunity to support a conservative Republican against an establishment RINO (Senator Corker), then support him. Establishment RINO’s are part of the swamp, too.

Electing President Trump wasn’t the end. It was only the beginning. The swamp is deep and wide and locked in for battle. President Trump has a lot of resources at his disposal, but he still needs us. We are all he has. The entire Democrat Party is aligned against him. The entire #fakenews media is attempting to do to President Trump what it did to Richard Nixon (a great American). (The media won’t succeed with Trump, though.) Unfortunately, some establishment Republicans are against President Trump, as well. All President Trump has are the American people who voted for him. That’s me. I’m with Trump, and I’m not going away.

Supernatural acts of Congress

Last week the House of Representatives passed the AHCA, which would go a long way toward undoing the damage wrought by ObamaCare. It’s not a complete repeal, but it does unravel the individual mandate and cuts out some of the ObamaCare taxes. Naturally, various Democrat congressmen and media types are lamenting that thousands/millions (pull any random number out of thin air) will die as a result of this bill.

In other words, the political hyperbole predictably is over the top on the AHCA. There are two primary root causes for the left’s outrage. First, it defunds Planned Parenthood. Second, we were well on our way toward the single-payer system that has been the dream of leftists. Insurance companies were fleeing from ObamaCare like the plague it was — which was exactly what was intended, by the way — and the GOP is undoing all that.

Aside from the hyperbole, I honestly believe there are some –not all, but some — congressmen who genuinely believe they are omnipotent to the point that they can overcome death and change the climate just by passing legislation. The implication, by asserting that thousands/millions will die as a result of the AHCA, is that ObamaCare somehow overcame death. We were all going to die before ObamaCare, and then the Democrats defeated death by virtue of passing the Affordable Care Act, and now that Republicans are unraveling the ACA with the AHCA, death is back on the table.

Also, the latest jobs report shows that the U.S. economy created 211,000 jobs in April. This is great news for the private sector, bad news for Democrats. Nancy Pelosi continues to lament that we have yet to see a single jobs bill from Trump. She is ignorant of the fact that the economy is creating jobs all by itself as a result of economic growth. No jobs bill is needed. But Pelosi and a lot of Democrats (and probably some Republicans, too) believe that nothing positive came come about in America anymore unless Congress first passes a bill mandating it. This is the God-complex a lot of politicians have given themselves. Americans are simply unable to produce anything unless Congress first tells us how and when and why.

Don’t back down

Both the #fakenews media and Democrat Party continue to attack President Trump and his administration daily without relent. Just resign yourself to the fact that it’s going to be this way for 8 years. Despite the incredible success and effectiveness of his presidency these first two months, the left would have you believe that the Trump administration has been a scandal-plagued, bumbling mess. The opposite is actually true.

But #fakenews and Democrats don’t just despise Trump. They despise us, too, the deplorables. It was us, and not the Russians, who conspired to put him in the White House. They can’t do anything to us, but what they can do is try to separate us from our president. Don’t let them. They’re telling us that his approval rating is 37%. This is a farce. I always add 20% to whatever they tell us, because in a typical poll, the #fakenews media will way over-sample Democrats, so I’ve got his approval at 57%. This sounds about right. After all, why would his approval rating be so low? He got elected on a very specific campaign platform, he has perfectly executed that platform without wavering or deviating. Even the left is amazed that he’s done what he said he was going to do. So why wold his approval numbers suffer for that?

This is a page right out of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. “‘Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.’ Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.” This is what they’re trying to do to President Trump. They are trying to isolated him by cutting us off. Don’t let them. Don’t back down. We are all President Trump has. He needs us. America (and the rest of the free world) needs him.

Theories abound 

A few days ago, I postulated the theory that if the full truth is every made public, we may end up with the reality that it was the Obama administration that colluded with the Russians in an attempt to rig the election.

Glenn Reynolds, Mr. Instapundit, has a theory of his own regarding Trump’s allegation that the telephones at Trump Tower were tapped by the Obama administration. He says this scandal is far bigger than any of us ever thought:

The spying-on-Trump thing is worse than we even imagine, and once it was clear Hillary had lost and it would inevitably come out, the Trump/Russia collusion talking point was created as a distraction. Now it’s being rowed back because the talk of “transcripts” supports the spying-on-Trump storyline.

Will we ever know? Maybe, if there’s a proper investigation into Obama Administration political spying.

Meanwhile, the rumors being floated about Trump are being retracted, and once everyone from Comey to Clapper has denied that he was ever under investigation, future “leaks” will come pre-discredited.

What will we know in the end?

I have made the case here many times that so much of liberalism is projection. When liberals make accusations against others, it is so often reflective of things liberals themselves are guilty of. So when liberals attack their political opponents, it’s typically an insight into their own misdoings.

Since the election, the Democrats and #fakenews media have made the accusation that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to rig the election. This is their entire post-election meme. It’s all they’ve got so they’ve doubled down on the lie, as liberals are wont to do. Despite the dearth of actual evidence, they have persisted in this meme.

We now have growing evidence that the Obama administration tapped the telephones at Trump Tower during the campaign. I covered this issue yesterday, so I’m not going to restate any more.

The real U.S.-Russia connection, if you want the truth, goes through Barack Obama. This is the guy who told them after the 2012 election, he would “have more flexibility” (to sell out the U.S.). The same Russian ambassador that Democrats are accusing Jeff Sessions of colluding with met with President Obama no less than 22 times. The same Russian diplomat was present at Trump’s speech last week — as a guest of the Democrats.

Thus, given the Democrats penchant for projection, and given their obvious connections to Russia, I have come to the realization that if we ever get to the bottom of these wiretapping shenanigans, we may very well find out that it was Obama who colluded with the Russians in an attempt to rig the election.

There is no Muslim ban

You might have heard that President Trump has banned Muslims from entering the country. Don’t believe a word of it. It isn’t true. He has placed a temporary ban on refugees from seven Muslim nations which harbor terrorists — nations previously identified by the Obama administration — while we put in place means for thoroughly vetting genuine refugees so that terrorists don’t take advantage of our benevolence and goodwill and turn the refugee stream into a Trojan horse.

It makes sense to me. It probably makes sense to you. But, for some reason, this line of thinking doesn’t make sense to liberal Democrats. They have instead turned President Trump’s common sense executive order — which he campaigned on, by the way — into a false “Muslim ban” meme. It’s just more #fakenews. The fact is, a large majority of Muslim nations are unaffected by the ban. Another fact is, President Obama put in place a similar six-month ban on Iraqis back in 2011 — to the apparent consternation of no one.

Now we have George Soros-funded protesters camped out at airports, even though only a few Muslims have been detained, and with most of those being let through. Only a handful have been sent back. As is the case with more or less everything the left protests, this is much ado about nothing. It’s fake outrage over a fake issue that they have entirely contrived.

News coverage is rigged to appear as though most of the country is outraged by President Trump’s executive order. But know this: liberal Democrats and their for-hire protesters — most of whom, I would wager, don’t even know what they’re protesting — are in the minority. Democrats just got hammered at the polls. They are a clear minority at the national level, and at the overall state level. Despite what you hear and see from #fakenews outlets, those of us who agree with President Trump are in the majority — bigly. This was an issue that he campaigned on and won a near-electoral landslide, and don’t think for a second the voters have suddenly turned on Trump. This is why we voted for him, and he is making good on his campaign promises in rapid-fire succession.

There is something you need to understand about liberal Democrats who are wringing their hands and shedding tears over President Trump’s executive order. Either they don’t comprehend the threat posed by unvetted refugees who come from nations that harbor terrorists — and just look at what is going on in Germany, Sweden, France, Belgium, etc. as proof, or they do understand the threat and choose to undermine the United States, anyway. And I honestly don’t know which is worse.

Winning headlines

Ever since Donald Trump because president four days ago, the tweets and news headlines have provided a constant stream of winning, with Trump’s campaign pledges falling into place like dominos. Here’s what we’ve been able to celebrate thus far:

Great meeting with automobile industry leaders at the @WhiteHouse this morning. Together, we will #MAGA!

Trump signs orders reviving pipeline projects

Mattis spent his first day in office bombing ISIS. Guess how that went?

.@POTUS: “We’re going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration, and security at the border, and Mexico has been terrific.”

The Bust Is Back! Trump Restores Winston Churchill Likeness to Oval Office

BREAKING: President of the United States Donald Trump will announce tomorrow move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

US announces withdrawal from TPP

President Donald Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood

Every mention of global warming has been scrubbed from the White House website.

Trump issues executive order to start rolling back Obamacare

Inauguration Day 2017

There are so many things I want to write about today that my fingers can’t keep up. So I think I’ll take the minimalist approach and just hit the highlights.

Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for. Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States. The era of Obama is over. We got through it.

If you’re one of those American citizens who is convinced Trump is going to ruin your life, then a lack of motivation is your enemy and not Trump. I thought of Obama what you think of Trump, and I’m better off today than I was 8 years ago. It wasn’t because of Obama, though. It’s because I attack each day with determination.

Trump’s speech was relatively brief, and wholeheartedly Reaganesque. After listening to Obama drone on about high unemployment and economic malaise as “the new normal,” Trump quickly did away with that. We can achieve greatness again because we’ve done it before. It was an optimism we haven’t heard from high office in quite some time.

There were three takeaway from Trump’s speech that just made me giddy: 1) from now on, we’re putting America first, 2) we’ve got a huge mess to clean up and we’re going to get it done, and 3) Washington has done really well these last 8 years but Americans haven’t shared in the prosperity, and so we’re returning the government to the people.

While watching Trump give his speech, we were also simultaneously watching the unraveling of Obama’s legacy with each word. Almost every sentence was a slam on Obama and the carnage that was his presidency. But it’s over now. It’s time to begin cleaning up the mess.

It was wonderful to hear. Honestly, I never thought I’d hear words like these emanate from Washington, D.C. ever again. I’m grateful that my 19-year-old got to experience this. It was his last best chance to experience what I got to experience with Reagan as an adolescent.

What a great day for the country. I’ve lived long enough to see a few of these transitions of power, but today’s was the most meaningful because of what we’ve just been through, and also because of all the obstacles Trump and we, Les Deplorables, had to overcome to get to this day. I you’re like me and stuck with Trump from day one without wavering, then you know what I mean.

What we witnessed today is something that we take for granted in the United States. The peaceful transition of power has become routine every 4 or 8 years, but in the course of human events, it’s still extraordinarily rare.

Let’s make America great again, everyone.

Protecting the ones who pay the bills

One of the books I am currently reading is a biography of James Madison, penned by none other than Lynne Cheney (wife of the former Vice President). It is a fascinating read. Most well-written biographies of our Founders and Framers are. I am not yet a third of the way through, just now getting to the part where the Constitution is ratified.

James Madison was one of the writer of the Federalist Papers, written after the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in order to win support for the newly-framed document as it navigated the waters of ratification. One of the quotes that caught my attention asserts,

“[I]n Federalist 10 he emphasized the owning or not owning of property as a source of faction. A stable and just society required that property owners and creditors, though they be a minority, have governmental arrangements that protected their rights….”

In present-day parlance, government has the obligation to put the rights of the ones paying the bills ahead of the rights of those who are receiving “free” stuff. Except that’s not how it works anymore. Unfortunately, American society has devolved to the point that those receiving “free” stuff are allowed to dictate the terms, with the Democrat Party serving as the vehicle.

Take the Affordable Care Act. Republicans just won an election partly on the premise of repealing this behemoth. Democrats are hosting rallies in various cities where protestors are demanding that Donald Trump and the GOP not take away their health care. This is the victim class that is continually paraded around as justification for keeping the “free” stuff in place.

No thought is ever given to the family that just saw its health care premiums double or triple, with a corresponding decrease in benefits. No thought is ever given to the employees who have had their hours cut or entrepreneurs who have had to shutter their businesses because of the prohibitive cost of ObamaCare.

This is immoral. If you are a taxpayer who actually pays for the entitlement programs Democrats have dreamed up, your voice really ought to be heard before the voices of the ones who don’t pay. Even if the ones carrying the load are a minority, their rights and the products of their labor ought to come first. If you are a recipient and you don’t like this mindset, then figure out how you can become a producer. Otherwise, your voice ought to be heard last.