Listening to the Powerline interview of Michael Anton. The interviewer asked a very salient question. Who comes after Trump? Anton said maybe Senator Cotton might be the closest to Trump in policy position, but that nobody else had the loyalty of the Deplorables the way President Trump does. And that is true. And also Trump is the one with the instincts to know who is real and who is “fake.” I’ve said this before but it bears repeating as we progress through President Trump’s term in office. He needs to be the one to anoint his successor.
I think it will be very interesting to see if Mike Pence will be his running mate in 2020. I think Pence probably will be but I wouldn’t be shocked if he weren’t. President Trump has a great responsibility to try to extend the time during which changes to the troubled status-quo can occur. Sixteen or even twenty four years is only a part of the time that is needed to repair the damage that has already been done to the Republic. We need to think of even eight years of reform as just the start of what must be done if we expect normalcy to ever recover. We need a string of Trump like presidents just to get back to zero.
Sounds impossible. But stranger things have happened. Meanwhile hopefully Trump is already thinking about who his successor will be in five years.
Michael Anton wrote the Flight 93 election back in 2016 and he is one of the people who recognized how important it was to beat Hillary Clinton. He has served in the Trump White House and he is a Claremont guy. I think he is one of the smarter guys out there and he’s on our side. I found this podcast very interesting.
The Power Line Show, Ep. 110: After the Flight 93 Election
Everything takes forever in Washington. Now it’ll be a month until we have Rosenstein’s replacement in place. Rosen is currently Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. I hope President Trump has some feel good stuff coming up soon because I haven’t seen any winning in a while and I’m getting bored.
White House Officially Announces Rosenstein Replacement – Jeffrey Rosen to Deputy AG…
Codevilla reviews what he thinks the choices are for President Trump. Either deliver the Wall and Immigration Law enforcement or lose in 2020. He also discusses the bi-party ruling class and what part they play in our awful politics. No surprises here. Just the outline of what to look for going into the coming election cycle.
This has been a pretty eventful week compared to the preceding few. William Barr was approved as the new Attorney General. The President has declared a National Emergency on the southern border and expressed his intention to use that declaration to build a wall on the border. The useless Congress has produced a bloated awful budget document. The President continues to chip away at the Obama legacy such as the “disparate impact” criterion by which even good legislation is made worse. Amazon has reneged on their decision to put a headquarters in New York City, much to the sorrow of Mayor De Blasio and Governor Cuomo (they really need the tax dollars) but much to the delight of that dingbat Ocasio-Cortez. Even the Chicago Police Department couldn’t acquiesce in Jussie Smollett’s lies about being attacked by MAGA quoting noose brandishing hooligans and seem to have identified the alleged attackers as a Nigerian actor on the show Empire and his brother. Another four or five Democrats have declared their 2020 Presidential race aspirations. One of them, Elizabeth Warren was mocked mercilessly by Howie Carr in the Boston Herald because of her ongoing exposure as a lying hypocrite who used her fake native American ethnicity as a ticket to the Harvard Law School faculty and thereby fame, fortune and a senate seat.
I have some more winter photos and I’m embarking on a project in astrophotography. And because this is Orion’s Cold Fire my first subject will be in the constellation of Orion and I’ll use the Orion 10010 Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount to track with. I’m very excited but full of trepidation over the time needed to master the equipment side of it.
On the review side I’ll continue to plow through the Twilight Zone and I’m a third of the way through the latest Galaxy’s Edge volume (Retribution) and will review it when completed.
Now I’m off to my grandson’s basketball game. Have a nice Saturday everybody.
Finally. Now shut down Mueller, arrest Comey and clear out the NSA, CIA and FBI, by tomorrow.
This post is along the same lines as my ideas about the need for a new fraternal organization.
Without a doubt the isolation is one of the biggest penalties we are paying for allowing leftists to destroy our society. Reading this reinforces my belief that starting something new is the way forward.
In addition to the other benefits we get from a Trump presidency he is working to defang all of the regulatory tools that Obama inflicted on us during his regime. Among those disparate impact is one of the most noxious.
Conrad Black is a good friend of President Trump. And he is a very upbeat prognosticator of of our troubled times. But this little historical expedition to the French Revolution and de Gaulle’s 1968 power play are amusing and give an interesting comparison to the madness of the lunatic fringe of the Democrat party. Of course that fringe now encompasses the whole party so it’s an unusual situation. Fun to read.
The Democrats’ French Dilemma
Here’s a follow-up to the Flight 93 essay. Anton is always worth reading.
What We Still Have to Lose