Re-thinking the political spectrum

My friend the rifleman wrote something this morning that falls right into some thoughts I’ve been having about American politics and whether President Trump’s election was the cause or the effect of a realignment that has taken place in our political spectrum.

Does the traditional concept of left and right still apply? Perhaps not.

Writes my friend, “[I]t’s not right vs left anymore. It’s not liberals vs conservatives. It’s globalists vs nationalists.”

During the past couple of years, Rush Limbaugh, whom I listen to daily (every single minute of every single podcast, in fact), has pointed out that the real political gap isn’t between Democrats & Republicans anymore, but between entrenched politicians and the people they are supposed to represent.

By-and-large, the entrenched politicians are globalists. Those of us out here in “flyover country,” who are viewed by the establishment as hicks and hayseeds, are the nationalists. We’re the ones who stand for the National Anthem, insist on rule of law, mind our own business, and don’t want to see our great nation pillaged by those who come here to take and to destroy. For this, we are called “racists” and “white nationalists/supremacists.”

But this shift in tide isn’t just endemic to the U.S. Look at Europe. Most of Europe is being overrun by Muslims who aren’t seeking a better life, but to take over and rule. As a result, nations like France, England, Sweden, Germany (and others) are losing their national identity, even their safety. Globalism is destroying these countries. And those who refuse to go along with the suicide pact, such as the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland, are sharply criticized by the EU nations that are slitting their own wrists.

So, yes, I’ve said before that I’m less of a Republican than I have ever been, because the GOP has been infiltrated with globalists, too. I’m an American. I’m a Trumpist. I’m a nationalist. You can (falsely) call me a racist if you’ve got no other arrows in your quiver, but “American” is not a race.

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How #fakenews tries to separate President Trump from his base

President Trump made a deal earlier this week with Chuck & Nancy. The Democrat tag-team and #fakenews happily reported that President Trump had made an amnesty deal on DACA that did not include the wall. So that meant Trump’s base was burning their MAGA hats.

Except none of it was true. And Chuck & Nancy were forced to admit there was no such deal, but the #fakenews was already out there. And once it’s out there, it can’t be recalled. Fortunately, I can report from inside the base that no one has gone anywhere. We’re a little too smart for the liars.

All President Trump has is his base — the ones who elected him. He does not have the support of the Democrats & #fakenews media, obviously. He is opposed by the Deep State. There is even significant opposition within his own party. But the base is broad enough and informed enough to decide an entire election. The Democrats & #fakenews know that the only way to bring down President Trump is to separate him from his base (re: Saul Alinsky, “Rules for Radicals”).

So they’ll dig around, and through polling or some other means, the Democrats & #fakenews have found out the catalyst for President Trump’s base stampeding off is if The Donald caves on amnesty and doesn’t follow through on the wall. So guess what the fake headlines are going to be?

Most of us in Trump’s base are politically astute enough to immediately write off as #fakenews any headline which is critical of our president. We know what they’re up to and they just aren’t going to get away with it. We also know that we elected a deal-maker and a master negotiator, and are content to let President Trump do what we elected him to do.

The Democrats and #fakenews are going to continue to assault the president and also us in the base in an effort to drive a wedge between us. But the only one who can drive away the base is The Donald himself. And that just isn’t going to happen.

An eight-year void

For 8 years, the man-child Barack Obama blamed his economy on his predecessor. You would think George W. Bush was president from 2001-2017 the way Obama consistently shoved responsibility for the results his own disastrous policies onto Dubya. The lack of any meaningful economic growth along with a record number of unemployed were, obviously, the intended results of Obama's monolith of new federal regulations, along with the addition of ObamaCare to the already-fragile U.S. economy. But Obama escaped all blame.

Here comes President Trump. After just six months of stripping away many of Obama's repressive regulations, along with the prospect of an ObamaCare repeal and massive tax cuts, consumer confidence is higher than we've seen in many years, unemployment is already lower than it ever was during the Obama presidency, economic growth has already surpassed anything we experienced during Obama, and the stock market seems to set a new record high every day.

Certainly, Obama cannot be credited with the economic explosion of 2017. We never saw numbers like these during his presidency, so why would his policies have suddenly resulted in a spike in economic growth now that he's gone? It seems as though we have jumped directly from the Bush economy to the Trump economy, with an eight-year void in between where another president was supposed to be. Indeed, with the alpha male now in the White House, we're coming to understand just how inconsequential President B. Hussein Obama really was.

Why Republican voters must not stay home on Election Day

I'm just as disgusted with the GOP as anyone. After years of promising to repeal ObamaCare if given the chance, they've had the chance and failed to repeal ObamaCare. As a result, GOP voters are threatening to stay home on Election Day en masse. I understand the sentiment. I mean, why bother to vote Republican when they vote like Democrats?

However, I implore you not to stay home on Election Day.

President Trump cannot drain the swamp all by himself. The swamp includes the GOP Congress, and President Trump cannot simply vanquish these useless establishment types, although I wish he could.

We still have work to do. It's going to require multiple election cycles to drain as much of the swamp as we can. Last year was just the first. It is imperative that we primary these useless Republicans. In Tennessee, we have two Republican senators to replace with conservatives who will support the Trump agenda (repealing ObamaCare, passing tax cuts, and building the wall). One of them is up for re-election next year. The other is up for re-election in 2020. We can replace him at the same time we re-elect President Trump.

Aside from replacing useless Republicans during the primaries, there are still Democrats to beat. Several Democrats in the Senate are up for re-election next year. While we in Tennessee cannot help with this, we will definitely be watching races in other states with great interest. Not all Republicans are useless. The repeal & replace bill supported by President Trump was approved by a large majority of Republican senators, and a companion bill has already passed the House. But with a slender 52-48 majority in the Senate, it only takes 3 turncoats to sabotage Trump's legislative agenda. We have to replace more Democrats with Republicans in order to overcome the small but powerful traitorous wing of the GOP.

This is why we cannot stay home on Election Day. More attention is required by us patriots. Beating incumbents is difficult. Take out your anger on unseating RINO's instead of sitting at home and doing nothing. President Trump needs us every bit as much as we need him.

McCainiac

John McCain is to war heroes what O.J. Simpson is to football heroes.

For the longest time, I was willing to give John McCain a pass on his RINO-ism because of the years he spent as a POW in Vietnam. Outside of losing your life in defense of the United States, being a POW is the pinnacle of sacrifice. That's worth a lot of points. But John McCain has used up his war hero points. All of them.

I voted for John McCain for President in 2008. (Actually, I voted for Sarah Palin for Vice-President in 2008.)

After campaigning just last fall as an opponent of ObamaCare, three nights ago, Senator John McCain joined two other RINO's and all 48 Democrats to vote against overturning ObamaCare's individual and employer mandates (the "skinny repeal"). This came after a much broader "repeal & replace" effort failed to garner 50 votes. His vote could have made life so much better for so many productive, taxpaying Americans. Instead, he used it to stab the American people in the back.

Just a few months after campaigning as a foe of ObamaCare, he has become one of its biggest advocates.

According to multiple Hill staffers, Senator McCain could be heard laughing with Democrats and remarked, "Let's see Donald make America great again now."

John McCain is a Democrat masquerading as a Republican. John McCain is a traitor to the American people. He could have easily voted according to his campaign promise and helped us rid the monster of ObamaCare. Instead, he put his pride and ill-will toward President Trump ahead of his obligation to the American people and made himself a liar and a traitor in the process.

The sad part is, John McCain doesn't care. He doesn't care about you or me or anyone who voted for him and helped elect him. He doesn't care about the millions of American citizens who are forced by law to purchase ObamaCare, yet can't afford to use it. And why should he? Members of Congress are exempted from the ObamaCare mandates that the rest of us are subjected to. He's getting treated for brain cancer at the Mayo Clinic. Imagine if he were forced to seek treatment as an ObamaCare policy holder.

John McCain has a long history of siding with Democrats over conservatives. This is not something new. What is new is that since President Trump's election, Senator McCain has removed the sheep's clothing and now actively opposes our President and the American people.

John McCain was just re-elected to the U.S. Senate last November. This means we're stuck with this bum until after the 2022 elections. I'm not so callous as to say I hope his brain cancer soon gets the best of him. But I do hope the Justice Department follows through and prosecutes Senator McCain for leaking classified information about President Trump and, if convicted, he is removed from office that way.

Regardless, John McCain's self-inflicted downfall from war hero to traitor is now complete. That he remains a U.S. senator for another 5+ years disgusts me as much as any Democrat.

John McCain. Traitor.

Republicans, what are they good for?

It appears that Senate Republicans no longer have the votes to repeal & replace ObamaCare. It might change. President Trump has a way of willing things to happen.

This is infuriating, because the Republicans routinely sent repeal bills over to Obama when he was president, so why can't they just send over the same bill now?

After nearly 7 years of promising us they'd repeal ObamaCare if given the chance, they still can't get it done.

In 2010, we gave them the House. They said they needed the Senate. So in 2014, we gave them the Senate. They said they needed the White House. We gave them that. And they still can't muster the will to repeal ObamaCare? (Forget the repeal & replace mantra, just repeal the behemoth and let's go back to the way it was before ObamaCare, back when Americans could still afford their insurance.)

If they fail now, it's totally on the GOP. President Trump campaigned on and won an election promising to repeal & replace. Clearly, this is something the voters want. ObamaCare has never been popular with the ones who actually have to pay for it. But too many Republicans are aligned with the establishment instead of the voters & taxpayers.

The only solution at this point is to primary these limp-wristed, spineless politicians next summer and do our part to drain the swamp. Replace these establishment-types with conservatives who will support the Trump agenda. Trump is our president and he's doing a fantastic job, but he still needs our help. Our work is not done.

How Donald Trump threw #fakenews off the trail for an entire day

I never dreamed we’d have a president like this ever. That the #fakenews media malign, slander, and lie about the president and his family is to be expected when a Republican is in office. It’s who they are and what they do. That we have a president who returns fire and gives it right back to them is what’s so wonderful and refreshing and delicious.

Yesterday morning, President Trump sent out the following pair of tweets:


And then he went about his way like nothing ever happened. The #fakenews media and some Democrats went completely hysterical. I can’t pretend to know why President Trump chose those two PMSNBC #fakenews reporters, nor why he chose yesterday morning to drop his Twitter bomb, but I do know he’s playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers, and he stays about 10 moves ahead of his enemies.

The #fakenews media spent literally the entire day in a constant state of outrage over Trump’s tweets. I know this because I trolled several #fakenews reporters and a handful of Democrats, and their Trumped-up rage lasted well into the evening.

I do know that #fakenews personalities Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have treated President Trump with the same disdain and contempt as the rest of the #fakenews media, and have consistently called the president’s sanity into question. It’s not like they’re innocent victims.

This is the way the president and his family are treated by the #fakenews media. Because of their outrage and the laughable assertion that President Trump’s tweets were “beneath the dignity of the office of president” (as though President Obama was the archetype of presidential dignity), the #fakenews media has revealed, almost to a person, just how thin-skinned its reporters really are. They couldn’t withstand one-tenth of the abuse they dish out. Yet they seem to want to hold the President to a higher standard of behavior than themselves.

The #fakenews media have treated conservatives and Republicans this way for generations. It’s worse now than I can ever remember, but they have rarely, if ever, been called on it. President Bush, for example, was maligned with much the same vigor as President Trump, but he never fought back, which infuriated his supporters. He felt that to respond to the #fakenews would be “beneath the dignity of the office of president.” And so the Democrats and #fakenews more or less destroyed his presidency during the second term because he never defended himself. Apparently, the #fakenews media believe it is within their purview to treat Republican presidents with any manner of hostility, rudensss, crassness, etc., but the president is not allowed to hit back. Trump says “Screw that!” and punches right back.

So what happened yesterday while #fakenews was fixated on Trump’s early morning tweets?

  • The House of Representatives passed “Kate’s Law” and the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act.” It might be a coincidence, or it might not be, but also yesterday Nashville Metro Council sponsors of bill that would have turned Nashville into a sanctuary city withdrew their bill. These are real-world matters with real-world consequences.
  • President Trump gave a speech on energy in which he outlined an policy that will “unlock millions and millions in jobs and trillions of dollars in wealth.” His objective is to increase energy exports and make the U.S. less dependent on foreign energy.
  • We learned that, according to Secretary of Defense “Mad Dog” Mattis, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has apparently heeded President Trump’s warning about not launching another chemical attack.
  • President Trump hosted South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House, where they discussed the very real North Korean nuclear threat.

This was all in ONE DAY of the Trump presidency. While Trump was arranging all this winning, the #fakenews media obsessed over President Trump’s tweets about Mika’s facelift. It’s sort of like busy parent with a small child. The parent has some things that need doing, so he/she gives the child some blocks or a coloring book to keep him/her occupied while the parent accomplishes a few tasks. President Trump started the morning by giving the children who occupy #fakenews something to play with all day while he went about the business of making America great again.

The funny part — actually, there are several funny parts — is that #fakenews reporters are all snobbish liberals who consider themselves educated elites, sophisticated, erudite, and worldly. Yet they are so dense they have no idea what’s happening to them. They make fun of Trump voters such as myself because they deem us gauche and uneducated (and deplorable), yet we can see exactly what they can’t. As Rush Limbaugh analogised earlier this week, Trump is the guy with a laser pointer and the #fakenews reporters are the cats chasing the red dot, running into the sofa and running into walls. They don’t realize that we’re all laughing at them. While they consider Trump mentally unstable, he’s schooling them and manipulating them at will.

A winning strategy

It used to aggravate me that the #fakenews media and Democrats persisted with their #fakememe regarding Russian interference & collusion. The intent is and has always been to delegitimize the presidency of Donald Trump. I wanted them to let go of the #fakememe and get on with the business of the country.

It used to aggravate me, but it no longer does. I used to want them to drop the #fakememe, but I no longer do. Three days ago, the Democrats lost another special election. Actually, they lost two, but the race for Georgia-6 was overhyped, oversold, and all the #fakenews and all the #fakepolls and all that outside money could not produce a Democrat win. And believe me when I tell you the Democrats and #fakenews threw everything they had at this congressional seat. They are devastated.

The Democrats spent six times what the average congressional campaign costs. In other words, they could have funded six individual House races in 2018 with the money they wasted on Tuesday’s election. This is a very good thing.

I don’t want the Democrats to drop the #fakenews and #fakememe because the more they double-down, the more they lose. They are like a football team that goes into halftime losing and refuses to make any changes to the strategy. They just double-down on what clearly isn’t working, and the best thing they can do for the country is to keep doing what doesn’t work for their party.

The Democrats and #fakenews are wandering in the wilderness. They have no idea where they are going, and their leaders are incompetent. They are completely out of touch with average Americans (at least the productive ones). President Trump and the American people are winning daily, winning bigly, winning on all fronts. And the Democrats have attempted to block every success. The American people see this.

The Democrats have no viable ideas. They cannot win in the intellectual arena. Literally the only thing they have is the fake Russia meme. And they are so invested in their #fakememe that there’s no turning back. They have strung their fruitcake voters along to the point that they are being driven insane, some of them even driven to violence.

In other words, the world is passing the Democrats by, and they are willfully stuck on stupid. And the funniest part is that they’re doing it to themselves. The more insane they become the more they lose, and the more they lose the more insane they become.

So instead of wishing the left would drop the fake Russia meme, I want them to stick with it right through the 2018 election. I want Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters and Bernie Sanders to continue as the voice of the Democrat Party. I want the media to keep producing #fakenews and #fakepolls. I want them to keep lying to themselves and denying reality. Because as long as they are willing to inhabit this alternate reality bubble, the more they keep losing, and when Democrats lose, the country wins.

This is a great political ad

I heard the audio to this on yesterday’s Rush Limbaugh Show, and the video is even better. This is being run in Georgia’s special election today on behalf of the GOP candidate, Karen Handel. I’d like to see this repeated in other districts next year, especially if progressive terrorists continue their violence.

The lines between jihadists and violent progressives are starting to blur

When I was initially made aware of the shooting this morning at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia, my hunch was that the victim(s) was/were Republican(s) and that the shooter was an unhinged Democrat lunatic and that this was not a jihadist attack. It turns out that I was right on both. However, the lines between unhinged Democrat lunatics and jihadists are starting to blur.

Not only do we have this morning’s shooting, but many more examples of liberal rage and violence were on display at Trump rallies during the campaign, and also continue at liberal college campuses whenever individuals with opposing views are scheduled to speak (most notably at UC-Berkeley).

I’m sure someone in the Democrat Party and/or #fakenews will try to blame President Trump for conjuring up this hatred on the left, just as they blame the victims of jihadists for enraging jihadists, but the progressive movement in the U.S. owns this completely. They are the ones creating the #fakenews, creating the hysteria, and manufacturing all the rage. The Democrat Party and its various apparatchiks represent the largest hate group in America, and today we saw that left-wing rage spill over into actual violence.

Remember, these are the ones who lecture those of us on the right that love trumps hate and “when they go low, we go high.” Dear readers, those of us on the right aren’t angry. We’re winning, and not just at the polls. We’re winning on the economy, we’re winning on healthcare, we’re winning on illegal immigration, we’re winning in the judiciary. Granted, we have disdain for #fakenews and the Democrat Party for its efforts to obstruct President Trump’s highly effective agenda of making America great again, but if you’re looking for actual hatred — unbridled, unhinged, fanatical, foaming-at-the-mouth hatred — it’s all on the left. Their leaders have stirred up this hornets nest totally apart from President Trump, the Republican Party, and those of us who support President Trump. So let them own it.