17MAY2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Michael Walsh – Great Men, Black Swans and the End of the Mandarins

Walsh reviews the pedigree of the bureaucracy’s hold on Washington  going back to the Progressives proclaiming the need for wise men to tell us rubes what’s best.  Pretty good read.  Like his example at the end of the Trump alternative.  Put our embassy in Jerusalem and tell the Israelis we won’t punish them for defending their own people from rioters and terrorists.

Great Men, Black Swans, and the End of the Mandarins

15MAY2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Why is Trump A President Like No Other by Victor Davis Hanson

My post here is an echo of an echo.  Hanson is giving a description of Conrad Black’s biography of Trump, “Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other“.  Victor Davis Hanson is very often a good read, no matter the subject, and this article is no different.  It has inspired me to get this biography even though I recently read a different (and less friendly one) one.   I liked Hanson’s review so I reviewed it!  Seriously, there’s nothing groundbreaking in this article but if you are interested in the biography and like Hanson’s style it’s a nice read.

[post script – After further reflection this is actually an echo of an echo of an echo.  I’m writing about Hanson writing about Black writing about Trump]

 

Why Trump Is a President Like No Other

11MAY2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day

Chris Buskirk interviewed Michael Anton ( link ) about his tenure in the Trump Administration.  There are a number of interesting things in the interview.  But toward the end they talk a bit about Anton’s opinion of Donald Trump.  As opposed to the usual disillusionment we typically hear from former administration members Anton is extremely positive about his former boss.  Here are the more important ones I gleaned from the audio interview.

“He was just right about the issues that mattered right now and that’s why I supported him.”

“I knew him reasonably well … wasn’t having dinner with him … was a staff guy … but was around him a lot over the course of fifteen, sixteen months.”

“Liked him enormously, respected him enormously …  there is a patriotic core to him that burns very hot.”

“He’s in it for the right reason, is doing it for the right reason … he didn’t have to do any of this.”

“He’s governing as President almost purely out of love for this country.”

Both Buskirk and Anton were educated at Claremont-McKenna College and were pupils of Harry Jaffa who was associated with the Claremont Institute.  I have found the people associated with the Claremont Institute to be extremely aware of what is currently at stake in our political situation and perceptive about the actual value of the various players on the political landscape.

07MAY2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Judge’s Warning in Manafort Case Could Spell Doom for Mueller By Julie Kelly

 

Federal Justice T S Ellis III is throwing serious sand into the gears of Mueller’s Manafort prosecution.  According to him Mueller is basically abusing his authority in a transparent ploy to leverage Trump’s associates as witnesses against him for basically any criminal activity regardless of relevancy to the Russian Collusion investigation.  Julie Kelly discusses how this could be the beginning of the end for Mueller’s “trumped up investigation.”  No pun intended?

https://amgreatness.com/2018/05/04/judges-warning-in-manafort-case-could-spell-doom-for-mueller/

 

Swamp Fatigue

I admit it.  The swamp beasts have worn me out.  There are more articles about their trials and tribulations and the comeuppances they’re gonna get than I can stand.  Yesterday I linked to this article on how the real payoff to all the investigating by the Inspector General of the DOJ would be when Andrew McCabe turned on Comey and Company to save his own neck.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/04/23/the_hidden_bombshell_in_the_mccabe_report_136882.html

Well that does sound really cool.  But then today I read a couple of more articles about the Gang That Couldn’t Leak Straight and it just started to bore me.

https://amgreatness.com/2018/04/24/weaponizing-the-government-for-leftist-political-war/

https://amgreatness.com/2018/04/23/respect-unearned/

 

I admit it.  I just can’t read another account of how they conspired and connived and colluded and perjured themselves.  Their endless mediocre machinations have broken me.  I just don’t care.

So, going forward I am boycotting any further Justicegate (© OCF 2018) stories until someone, anyone gets indicted or subpoenaed or, at least, wedgied.  I’m not saying I don’t want this to be the avenue used to finally break the back of the Deep State.  I do.  I just don’t want to read anymore tantalizing accounts of how this incredible web of investigating is about to ensnare all the swamp critters and end their reign of terror.  Stop talking about it and just do it.

There, I feel better.  And I’ll go one step further.  I refuse to spend from now until November hyperventilating over who is ahead in East Podunk, Idahoma USA.  I really don’t care whether the Democrats are going to sweep over the Republicans in the House and Senate races.  I live in a blue state.  That’s just the every day reality.  The Republicans are simply too stupid and gutless to win except by accident.  Win, lose or draw it’s not something that can be changed by me worrying about it.  So, I won’t.

What I will do is look for interesting stories about the culture and the people who are actually trying to make things better.  And I will highlight any actual occurrences.  So, if Mueller indicts Trump or Trump fires Mueller or Justice Kennedy resigns or Hillary Clinton admits to being the spawn of Cthulhu, then I will definitely comment.  But to just whine about scary stuff or hype about the same old rumors is more than I care to do.

There, I feel better.

16APR2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Michael Anton Addresses His Critics

Long time readers of this web site know I am a big fan of Michael Anton or as he was known when he authored the Flight 93 Election, “Publius Decius Mus.”  He, Angelo Codevilla and other members of the Claremont Institute have thrown their support behind the Trump presidency and its attempt to save the country from the globalist cabal of democrats and establishment republicans who want to turn it into their private fiefdom.  Anton went to work for the Trump administration and now is re-entering private life.  And he is leaving on very good terms with the President and his administration despite what the press contends.    I found this article interesting.

Michael Anton Addresses His Critics, Affirms Support for Trump