Michael Anton worked for President Trump as the Head of Communications at the National Security Council. In this essay he provides an eye-witness account in defense of the President’s obvious patriotism and love for the soldiers. It’s interesting to see how someone who was present when certain comments were made can shine a light on how they can be maliciously taken out of context.
I haven’t had a lot of American Greatness posts lately. Nothing recently has really grabbed me. But I have been talking for a while about who will be our leader in another five years. Paul Bradford throws a name up there and gives his reasons for thinking it. Senator Cotton deserves credit for not mincing words over how you stop a riot. That kind of honesty is more not just necessary. It’s a matter of national life and death. What was it Lincoln said? A House divided against itself cannot stand.
Someone pseudo-named L0m3z has a post about SJW double talk or as he references it bug speak. He makes his point but what really makes this worth reading is his quote from the “Zaphorian Cossack’s Letter to Sultan Mehmed IV.” That scurrilous obscene screed to the Ottoman sultan is downright hilarious. And Lom3z is using it as an example of non-bug speak such as he highlights in President Trump’s straightforward way of speaking and writing. You owe it to yourself to read the details of the Cossacks’ history with the sultan. It makes you proud to be a free man to know that such courage and creative obscenity has been passed down to us through history. Take a look at the famous painting celebrating the momentous writing of the letter. It does my heart good.
I’ll conclude with the conclusion of the Letter, “Now we’ll conclude, for we don’t know the date and don’t own a calendar; the moon’s in the sky, the year with the Lord, the day’s the same over here as it is over there; for this kiss our arse!”
29FEB2020 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Swing States, Landslides, and Libertarians by George S. Bardmesser
Here’s a fun post for Leap Day.
Mr. Bardmesser does a quick quantitative analysis of what the Never Trump vote cost President Trump in votes and states in 2016 and what additional states he’s likely and unlikely to add to his total this year. He’s predicting pick-ups in Maine, Nevada, Minnesota and New Hampshire. For myself, I’m pretty sure about Minnesota and sort of hopeful about New Hampshire. But if you like looking at numbers give it a look see.
09FEB2020 – American Greatness – Post of the Day – Multiple States Introduce Bills to Ban Transgender Transition for Children by Eric Lendrum
Here’s a little good news. Finally some meaningful push back from sane people. But it doesn’t go far enough. They should include revocation of medical licenses for doctors involved in this. Something like this needs to be dealt with very harshly.
04FEB2020 – American Greatness – Post of the Day – Republicans Learn How to Use Political Power by Christopher Roach
Oh, this is so much fun to read. He bashes Paul Ryan and George W. Bush. And boy do they deserve it. He bashes the Never-Trumpers. Of course.
He gives some reasonable praise to Mitch McConnell and I agree with that. Reading this was like drinking a perfect cup of coffee, very satisfying.
Soldo has a second installment on Italy’s revolt against globalism. https://amgreatness.com/2020/01/24/espresso-populism/ In the article he states that tomorrow, 26JAN2020 the reliably left wing Italian province of Emilia-Romagna is voting and currently the polls are deadlocked with a good chance that the right wing populist Lega party led by Matteo Salvini will win. Soldo compares that to the Republicans capturing the California legislature, governorship, and both their senators and house representatives all at once. Since that is a known impossibility I hope Soldo has higher hopes for the Italian election in question.
But tomorrow is not a long time to wait so if you’re interested in this story as the next domino after Trump and Boris Johnson, then stay tuned and test his theory tomorrow.
06JAN2020 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Trump’s Counterpunching as Grand Strategy by Brandon J. Weichert
I like this summary. I’m not sure about the Iraq withdrawal conclusion but it seems to hit the main points well.
Codevilla addresses the new reality of the Deep State justifying extra-legal activities based on bureaucratic authority
His point is if the Deep State agents who committed these crimes aren’t punished then the Republicans will have to embrace the same tactics purely out of self defense. That is the same slippery slope that led the Romans to dictatorship.