A friend of mine at work who follows President Trump on Twitter alerted me that SCOTUS had struck down the Lower Court ruling against the Muslim Travel Ban. https://apnews.com/3a20abe305bd4c989116f82bf535393b/Court-upholds-Trump-travel-ban,-rejects-discrimination-claim
My immediate thought was, finally! And that is the beauty of Donald Trump, he’s indefatigable. They attack and delay and obfuscate and he just keeps coming back to his purpose. And this must be the first man with a backbone and a work ethic to inhabit the White House since the 1980s. Hallelujah! So Gorsuch continues to pay off and in a few days we’ll see whether we also have to wait for Kennedy to go away. He has been moderating his extreme left-wing social biases in the last couple of decisions but I’d feel a lot better if he were about to call it a career. And what a relief it is to have someone who understands politics and how to sell a plan and how to strong arm the mindless boobs that make up the majority of the Republican Congressional Delegation. Since the President’s poll numbers have continued to rise the spineless congress critters have begun to take heart and maybe even start acting like the dominant party that their numbers represent. Of course it’s too much to ask for them to understand what their own constituencies are shouting to them from the rooftops, “Stop the Illegals!, Build the Wall!” That would be beyond their barely reptilian brains. But maybe they can be taught to trust their party’s leader once he has shown them what winning looks like.
But I digress. My point is that with someone running the ship, someone who isn’t a feckless dilettante without any concern for the people he’s supposed to be leading, actual progress on the right wing agenda can be made and, in fact, quite rapidly. You just have to keep up the pressure and keep fighting back. And I predict that once some real damage gets done to their agenda, the leftists will start to deflate and even the media will begin to lose heart. These are not strong people, they are herd creatures and once they get stampeded it’ll be every roach for himself. And that brings me to the Mueller – Sessions situation. Something is going on there under the surface that must be something like an arm wrestling contest. On the surface there seems to be no motion, nothing going on, but what is occurring is a dynamic tension that can’t last. I predict that President Trump is positioning his forces there to allow both sides to retreat from the field of battle without a decisive event. Basically there must be a mutually assured destruction in place and once both sides figure out how to retreat they will.
So that’s my read. Trump is banging away at this agenda of things and every once in a while he makes enough progress against the concerted forces of the media and the swamp to declare victory and plant his flag on some hard fought hill. And they call that bragging. I’d call them rallying cries to the troops. Well done Mr. President.