Julie Kelly Has an opinion on Where the New Attorney General Will Move to Clean Up the DOJ

Let’s face it, inaction by the Trump Administration to clean up the nightmare in the Justice Department (Mueller, Rosenstein, FISA Courts and the whole FBI in general) has been a discouraging debacle.  But Julie Kelly lays out why she thinks that will now turn around with installation of William Barr as the AG.  Read it and see what you think.  It sounds good but two years of this nonsense has worn down my optimism.

Walls Are Closing in on the FBI—and Its Media Accomplices

Confirmation Hearings for William Barr as Attorney General Begin Today

This article hits some of the high points.  If Barr can begin controlling the Justice Department and get it working on the real legal problems we currently face (people being fired or de-platformed for being normal) then we might see life returning somewhat to normal.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/425327-five-things-to-watch-during-barrs-confirmation-hearing

Tucker Carlson Hits Another Home Run

This is so on the nose I hope the President listens to it and congratulates Carlson for saying it.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/01/13/tucker_carlson_free_speech_of_all_americans_is_at_risk.html

Once the new AG is sworn in I hope he does exactly what Tucker is talking about.  Go after companies and the non-profits who goad them into firing people over speech and put a stop to it.  Finally someone in the mainstream media talking straight about this stuff.  It’s about time.

13JAN2019 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Dump The National Emergencies Act by Julie Kelly

The title of the post is deceptive.  Kelly is making the case that using the National Emergencies Act when there is an emergency is already a routine situation that and if it isn’t going to be used when an actual emergency exists then they might as well eliminate it altogether.

Dump The National Emergencies Act

The worry many on the Right have is that it will be used by Democrats when they have the Presidency again for everything from Global Warming to Snowflake Bullying.  To my mind that is hardly a reason to disarm ourselves against the one truly existential threat to America in our time.  Grow up Republicans, you can’t win without fighting.

Media Acknowledging Justice Bader-Ginsberg May Not Remain on Supreme Court Much Longer

News sites on both sides of the political divide had articles today acknowledging that Justice Bader-Ginsberg may not necessarily still be around in five years as she plans.  What that tells me is that both sides are preparing their members for the eventuality of another extremely heated, partisan battle over the nominee to replace her on the bench.

When news of her cancer surgery made the news, I stated the opinion that she would not stay on the bench past President Trump’s first term.  I guess that I’m not alone in that opinion.  One of the articles made a point of the fact that on multiple occasions Justice Bader-Ginsberg stated that she wouldn’t continue serving past the point where she can’t “do the job full steam.”  The implication being since right now she is at least partially incapacitated her retirement may be imminent.  In my opinion her retirement in the next few weeks is highly unlikely.  I’m sure the Justice will hold on as long as she has any hope of recovering from this episode.  And I fully expect she will recover from it.  She has shown resiliency through her two previous bouts with cancer.  But the fact that she will not be receiving chemotherapy makes me think that the metastatic nature of her cancer is assumed and that unfortunately she will soon be diagnosed with at least one other new tumor.  If she has a life outside of the Law, I would hope at that point that she would resign to enjoy her remaining time with her loved ones.  If she does not then perhaps, she intends to cling to the job to till the bitter end.  But honestly, I don’t imagine she will last two years.  That is a long time.

If I am correct, then President Trump will be able to appoint at least one more Supreme Court Justice.  Even assuming Chief Justice Robert’s lapses into left-leaning decisions it would seem that a solid 6-3 conservative majority will begin to make some significant changes in the way Americans live.  Another shot at the LGBTQ penchant for persecuting Christian business people may be the first significant loss for the Social Justice Warriors in their war against normalcy.  Another useful front would be slapping down some of the overreach that liberal states have been legislating against gun ownership.  One of my friends was complaining how Massachusetts can basically call anything they want an assault rifle and then retroactively make it illegal to own.  Another was saying that one state has made liability insurance mandatory for gun owners and the insurance is very expensive.  That definitely should be checked for constitutionality.

Both because of the strength of a 6-3 ratio and the emotional response of Justice Bader-Ginsberg’s replacement I assume we can expect that the nomination approval process will be even worse than Kavanaugh’s was.  They’ll pull out all the stops and attack with every trick and scream from every media megaphone at their disposal.  Good.  With the enhanced Senate majority, it should be easier this time to get the approval than it was with Kavanaugh.  Well, here we go again.

Will Trump Make his Stand?

Vanity Fair says they are quoting a former White House insider that says that President Trump won’t back down from the Wall controversy.  They said that he believes he either builds the wall or fails to be re-elected.  I won’t link to Vanity fair because they suck and don’t deserve any clicks.  But it’s an interesting question.  Will Donald Trump tough it out?  And will the Republicans in Congress back him up or fold like the cheap suits they wear?  I think that second question is easy.  Of course they’ll fold.  They are the hollowest of hollow men.  They can’t even spell integrity no less have any.

Can Trump take on the Democrats, the Republicans, the Courts, the Media, the Bureaucrats in the Justice Department and all the other Swamp Dwellers in DC?  Without a doubt I’m behind him 100%.  I would trade ten years of salary to see him shut down illegal immigration.  But I won’t lie, I think he has his work cut out for him.  He is surrounded by a endless ocean of vampires who live off the blood they suck out of this country.  They’ll fight to the death to hold onto their latch on our jugular.  But just imagine if he wins.  Think of the adrenaline rush to know that the beast can be tamed, that the enemy was made to blink.  It makes me giddy just thinking about it.  If he could accomplish that then who knows what else he might do.  Maybe he could start pressuring the companies currently employing illegal aliens to stop.  That would be truly worthwhile.

So we’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.  I’m guessing there are several more weeks that will play out before anyone can detect a pain point for one side or the other.  Will the Democrats scream first or will it be the spineless Republicans.  And will Trump have the backbone to ignore both sides?  Will the Dems begin impeachment to back up their threat and if so will the Senate Republicans stand up to them or fold?

Any way it goes it will be the biggest story of the year I think and we’ll learn a lot about all the cast of characters that inhabit this drama.  My sense is that Vanity Fair’s source is right.  Trump will go the limit to build the wall.  My guess is that the screaming from the Democrat constituencies when the shutdown pain starts biting will get chuck and Nancy to say uncle.  They’ll put some kind of brave face on it but they’ll cave.  My only hope is that he doesn’t throw them some kind of DACA deal.  That would actually be a net loss.  At worst he should give them some kind of soft soap about humane conditions for asylum seekers and other distressed individuals.  But hopefully no more than that.

So how much time should this take?  I say the maximum is two months.  Let’s call it St. Patrick’s Day.  What do you folks think?

08JAN2019 – President Trump’s Border Wall Speech

I watched the speech just now.  I liked my version of it better but I’ll give him a solid B.  He painted it as a humanitarian problem and also a crime problem.  That’s good.  He gave a litany of illegal alien crime stories.  There were murders, rapes, beheadings, dismemberments, you name it.  He laid the blame at the Democrats’ feet for not getting the wall funded.  And he compared the five-billion-dollar price tag to the five hundred-billion-dollar trade in illegal drugs that crosses the border every year.  He listed the horrendous abuse that happens to migrants being trafficked across the border.  He said that 33 percent of women migrants are raped and that many of the migrants are held as virtual slaves in the sex trade.  I understand that Pelosi and Schumer will have a chance to rebut the speech but life is short so I skipped listening to them.  I’m sure I’ll do better even if I just end up using the time to floss my teeth.

I wonder if there’s a chance that the Democrats will cave soon.  If not, I hope the President has a Plan B.  I like the idea of getting the military to build the wall.  They did a bit of that in Iraq I remember and I’m sure they could get it erected pretty quickly once they got rolling.  I’m trying to understand how long the government shutdown can go on before something critical goes wrong.  Is the IRS considered important or not?  Does this mean I don’t have to pay my taxes?  Or does it just mean my refund will be late.  Well, from my point of view I don’t care if the government stays shut for a couple of years.  As long as the military and law enforcement is funded the rest can just wait.

Well, that’s about all I can think of.  It was a short speech and I suppose time will tell if the Democrats will cave.  Skeletor Pelosi and Crying Chuck, the ball is in your court.

08JAN2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Julie Kelly – Carlson’s Invisible Hand Riles Conservative Critics

It seems everyone on our side of the fence was impressed with Tucker Carlson’s video monologue on what’s gone wrong in America.  But in Julie Kelly’s post she finds the reaction of NeverTrump folks like David French and Ben Shapiro to be decidedly negative.

Carlson’s Invisible Political Hand Riles Conservative Critics

Well, I’m not surprised.  Tucker must be doing something really right to have the friends he does and the enemies also.  Let’s hope he can help President Trump get his message out and start reversing some of the damage that Carlson has highlighted.