What a Difference Two Years Makes

No objective observer could possibly say that the world has become less chaotic.  The news is steeped in a constant bath of leftist rage and character assassination directed at President Trump and everyone in his administration.  Every day we hear that the House of Representatives is howling for Speaker Pelosi to begin impeachment proceedings.  CNN, despite their abysmal viewership ratings, continues on with the imbecilic droning of accusations against the President and calls for a do-over on the Mueller investigation.  The myriad of Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential primary have been howling and gibbering against the President like some collection of minor squid dragons, mushroom lobsters and frogmen out of a second-rate H. P. Lovecraft story.  The headlines from the New York Times and Washington Post scream about obstruction of injustice and trumpet the low approval ratings of the President.

But if you carefully compare the underlying situation now and back in 2017 a clear distinction appears.

In 2017 Jeff Sessions was the Attorney General and based on fake evidence he allowed the corrupt Justice Department to appoint Robert Mueller as Witch-Hunter in Chief and unleashed a two-year drum beat of prosecutions and false rumors of collusion.

In 2019 William Barr is Attorney General and he doesn’t give a damn about fake evidence.  In fact, he’s investigating the fake evidence and appears determined to prosecute those that used the fake evidence.  Now the rumors are the ones filling the nightmares of Comey, Brennan and Clapper as they squirm to blame each other for their crimes.

In 2017 the economy had a growth rate of about 1% and the unemployment rate was in double digits.  Manufacturing jobs were as rare as unicorns and government managing the middle-class decline was the consensus opinion of the Cloud People.

In 2019 the economy is roaring along at around 3% growth rate and unemployment is only for those who just plain don’t want to work.  President Trump has used tariffs and the threat of tariffs to level the playing field for American business and workers.  Manufacturing has rebounded and there is the hope of even greater concessions from China.

In 2017 even the Republicans in Congress refused to even consider immigration reform and the Wall was an abomination that Speaker Ryan wouldn’t even discuss.

In 2019 President Trump has used executive orders and an emergency declaration on the southern border to allocate funds to start building the Wall.  And now the President has finally declared that he will begin the deportations of the millions of illegal aliens already in the country.

In 2017 Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham cravenly refused to back the President’s agenda out of calculation that he wouldn’t last out the year under the Mueller investigation.

In 2019 McConnell and Graham are charter members of the Trump fan club.  Now granted, McConnell will still quail if he thinks something will anger his corporate paymasters but he has certainly done the right thing for the Supreme Court and other judicial appointments.  And the President’s popularity is the reason.  These curs follow the alpha wolf.

In 2017 Bill Kristol and Jonah Goldberg at the Weekly Standard and the National Review respectively were Republican opinion leaders.  These NeverTrumpers spent gallons of digital ink mocking the President and predicting his failure and eventual demise.

In 2019 the Weekly Standard is gone and Jonah Goldberg is leaving the National Review to continue his anti-Trump career at some new start-up that has found Left Wing funding.  And the NeverTrumpers have reached such heights of lunacy that they are now indistinguishable from Leftists (e.g., Max Boot).  And most of the NeverTrumpers have returned to the fold and now sing President Trump’s praises as if they were always with him.

In 2017 the newspapers, television stations and the leading internet pundits attacked President Trump with accusations of collusion and predicted impeachment was around the corner.  And the public believed them.

In 2019 it isn’t even necessary any longer for the President to say “fake news.”  We say it for him and more importantly, even the Left knows it’s true.  They know that the collusion was on their side of the fence and William Barr is coming for them.  If the pollsters tell us that President Trump is losing to Creepy Uncle Joe Biden or Granny Warren, we can just look at Biden giving a rally in front of a crowd of less than a hundred bored ringers while the President hosts a gathering of over a hundred thousand cheering fans.  Do we have to even bother saying the poll is fake?

So, to sum it up, the only thing that hasn’t changed is the Left’s tactic.  Attack, attack, attack.  But the result has changed.  We don’t believe them anymore, we’re not afraid of them and President Trump’s accomplishments now speak for themselves.

When President Trump wins the 2020 election in a landslide, I think we’ll finally see even the likes of CNN throw in the towel and try something new.  Maybe even the truth?  Doubtful, but miracles can happen.


After you’ve read enough sexbot articles on Drudge maybe switch to something interesting

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Tyler, the Portly Politico

Very prescient insights, photog. The comparison between 2017 and 2019 really throw into sharp relief how much has changed. I know there are a lot of “black-pilled” types who think all is lost and Trump has betrayed them (!!), but it’s hogwash. Yes, there’s still much to be done, especially on immigration, but Trump has really delivered. The culture wars rage on, but people’s lives are materially better off now than they were in 2017.
I wrote about Trump’s legacy today, too, albeit in far less detail, and via a post I wrote a year ago: https://theportlypolitico.wordpress.com/2019/06/20/tbt-four-years-of-excellence/