Deportation, an Antifa Termination and a Presidential Denunciation

Three related occurrences this week caught my eye.  The first was the long-awaited beginning of illegal alien deportations.  ICE officers began serving papers and arresting the illegal aliens that either lost their asylum cases or skipped out on the procedure.  President Trump had delayed this action for two weeks at the request of Nancy Pelosi but since the Democrat House did exactly nothing to legislate some compromise on illegal immigration the deportation actions are moving forward.

The second was the attack on an ICE detention center by some antifa kook who apparently wanted to commit suicide by policeman.  He brought a rifle to a detention center and started lighting cars on fire possibly hoping to shoot the occupants running from the facility.  But they called the police and the officers put him out of his lunacy.  Apparently, he was a 69-year-old “activist” who was looking for the ultimate way to signal his virtue.

The third item was President Trump’s “tweet” noting that the immigrant democrat congresswomen who are always criticizing the United States didn’t stay in their own countries and fix the dysfunctional societies they belonged to.  I have to paste a copy of it here.  It’s too good to only paraphrase:

 “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

 

So after some delays and side issues, illegal immigration is in center stage again where it belongs.  President Trump is a shrewd judge of human nature and he realizes that following through on the deportations will have both a profound negative impact on Democrat morale and at the same time powerfully encourage his own followers.  He also realizes that not deporting the illegals will have the opposite effect on both sides.  So, he is doing what is necessary.  And that is not to say that it is easy.  He will be bombarded with negative press and attacked by Democrats such as the above referenced immigrant congresswomen.  And there will be activists that will try to create havoc such as the man attacking the ICE detention center.  The truth of the matter is there isn’t another leader on the Right who would have the guts to even try doing it.  He deserves credit for it.

Now where does it go from here?  My guess is that if the deportations continue then Pelosi will try to negotiate.  And therein lies a trap.  For she will delay and equivocate.  If President Trump allows another moratorium on deportations while Pelosi performs the delay dance it will be demoralizing.  Hopefully he will let the pressure of ongoing deportations motivate the Democrats to come up with some bipartisan actions that will satisfy both sides.

You might ask what would satisfy our side.  Something I could imagine would be a moratorium on deportations in exchange for full border wall implementation, changes in legislation that allowed for illegals apprehended at the border that claim refugee status being kept out of the country until after winning their case in court, tough legislation punishing so-called sanctuary cities with loss of funding and finally legislation that accurately identifies the existing illegal aliens in the country and targets any criminal individuals with immediate deportation.  And identifying the illegals will also allow us to eliminate voter fraud by them.

The important thing is to put them on their heels.  Start enforcing the law all the time and to the fullest extent.  Don’t accept their narrative for how to look at actions and judge motivations.  Don’t let them tell you what you’re allowed to think or do.

Of course, President Trump is the master deal maker and the biggest deal he’ll ever make is his negotiation with the American people for his second term.  That is why he will play all the right cards.  The booming economy, his judicial appointments and the policies that he has instituted (e.g., reining in the EPA on CO2 hysteria) will all help him put together a winning hand.  But the ace in the deck is draining off the flood of illegal immigration.  Hopefully he’ll have that card in his hand next November.

 

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

What is Trump’s Secret?

What makes President Trump so effective?  It’s actually two things together.

  • He knows how the game has been played.
  • He’s not afraid of the players.

Let me elaborate

1)

Donald Trump has looked behind the curtain and he knows the wizard is a fraud.  He has spent his life dealing at first hand with the frauds and thieves who run the government in places like New York City and he knows that they’re corrupt and he knows they’re vulnerable.  The Democrats have used their identity politics so successfully for so long because the Republicans will accommodate almost any compromise so long as their personal privileges are maintained.  Both sides have abandoned the middle classes in exchange for Wall Street money and an identity politics charade in which each side plays its assigned part.  The Left stokes the resentment of minorities and women and the Establishment Right mouths its platitudes about the Constitution and promises its constituency that half a loaf is better than nothing and someday the new Americans will see the light and forsake the Democrats.

Donald Trump could see from a mile off that JEB! and the rest of the Kabuki Theater crew were setting up to hand Hillary a rather easy win and he decided to pull the curtain aside and let the people see the truth about the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz, that he was a fraud.  He showed us that everything they said was a lie and the only missing ingredient needed for winning was wanting to win.

And even when the Deep State has thrown literally everything including the kitchen sink at President Trump and his supporters, he is inexorably pushing them back in every direction he has applied force.

  • He forced the spineless Republican Congress to provide a tax cut and incentives for business to move back to the United States and in return the economy has come roaring back.
  • He resisted the bait to involve the United States in any major military adventures overseas and in return places like North Korea have begun to talk about peace.
  • He threatens NAFTA and China with tariffs and in return negotiations start to become the path forward.
  • He tells Mexico that endless immigrants on our southern border will be the end of their free trade gravy train and in return the Mexican president agrees to stanch the flow of Guatemalans.
  • He hires William Barr to be his Attorney General and in return Mueller folds his tent and Comey and company are quaking in their boots about the expected indictments that are just around the corner.2. When Donald Trump was a businessman negotiating with the government and the power brokers that call the shots, he found out that they are petty and mostly not that smart. He realized that if someone was willing to expose both sides of the scam, Democrat and Republican, then the people would see something worth voting for.

2)

Now this is not a risk-free enterprise.  People like the Clintons have made the politics of personal destruction a veritable art form.  When you add in the operatives that Obama and Hillary staffed the Justice Department with you are talking about a recipe for high powered railroading of anyone standing in their way.  Just look at the victims of the Mueller investigation, some of them were men whose only crime was agreeing to talk to the FBI without a lawyer present.

But President Trump has demonstrated that he knows how to navigate the swamp and now it looks like he has come out on the other side of this cesspool and is positioned to give them a taste of their own medicine.

Being capable of successfully confronting the coordinated offensive of the Media, the Democrat Congress and the Deep State is almost unprecedented.  Nixon was forced to resign.  The Bushes were chewed up until by the end of their tenures there was nothing left of either.  And they were career politicians.  Trump can do it because he’s not afraid of them.  In fact, he enjoys punching back.  His ability to get his message out and draw blood from his adversaries is his trademark.  Low Energy Jeb and Crooked Hillary and Nervous Nancy.  He always draws blood and he keeps on jabbing until he’s made his point.

And that’s the secret of President Trump’s success.  Not only does he know his enemies’ weaknesses but he’s not afraid to go after them and make them afraid of him.  And this is only the beginning.  Once the Comeys and Brennans start to cut deals to get leniency we will see some bigger fish get fried.  I’m of the opinion that by 2024 he’ll have retired or imprisoned most of the current big names in Democrat politics.  Who knows, could Hillary be on that list?

So that’s what I think is the formula responsible for the political jiu-jitsu he does so well.  He knows their tricks and he’s not afraid to mix it up with them.  The other Republicans lack part or all of this combination.  The knowledge and the courage.  Let’s be thankful he came along.  Let’s hope he trains his successor.  We can’t afford any more Bushes.

The Great Revolt – by Salena Zito and Brad Todd – A Book Review – Part 1

The full title of this book is “The Great Revolt, Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics.”  When I was told I needed to read this I was a little resentful.  I don’t enjoy reading about politics for the most part.  This may be because lately political books are typically candidates telling us their inspirational biographies and why they are uniquely qualified to save the United States and by extension the whole free world.  Obama, Hillary, McCain, blah, blah, blah.  But I dutifully bought it two months ago and put it into the stack.

So, I started it.  It’s a combination of election analysis identifying the categories of voters who flipped the election to Donald Trump and then interviews with people in those categories.  The analysis is interesting but the interviews are riveting.  As someone who understands the anger over being categorized as a deplorable or being dismissed as unimportant or openly mocked as a defeated yesterday man with no future I was fascinated.  The stories being told by people from small towns and dying cities in the Rust Belt resonated like a tuning fork with what I felt.  Now here I am, an Italian American from Brooklyn living in New England and an engineer working in a 21st century industry and yet I feel more kinship with these unemployed factory workers and small business people than with any of the people I work with every day who don’t believe in any of the things I do.

They voted for Trump for a variety of reasons depending on the type of person or their specific circumstances but as a whole they were voting for the idea that they still counted and couldn’t be just discounted because they weren’t the coalition of tomorrow.  Their grievances weren’t progressive enough and they were too white.  They were old news.  And the interesting thing so far is that all of them that voted in 2008 and 2012 voted for Obama.  I’ve still got a bunch to read and I have to digest the analytical stuff to see what it means to my understanding of national politics but I can already see that the personal stories are the bigger news.  This proves to me that the Trump rallies were very significant.  A lot of these people voted because it was personal.  Trump reached them with his message.  It spoke to them.  These marginalized people in depressed areas of what used to be the industrial heartland resonated to a message from a billionaire New York City reality show cartoon character.  I think this means both parties have abandoned a very large swathe of Americans and if Trump can address what they want he actually could ignite a Populist Revolt.  If most people figure out that they’ve been used by both parties we could have a real awakening and some big things can get done.

I’ll get into more detail when I finish this, but I’ve already learned more about the 2016 election from reading the personal accounts than by all the political analyses that came out in the last almost two years.  I’ve met the people that made Trump president.  Zito and Todd have written an important book.

In Trump We Trust?

Back in 2015 Vox Day identified Donald Trump as the best candidate for president.  He understood how Trump would handle the republican field and how he would connect with the American people.  Between Vox and Scott Adams I read about how a NYC billionaire was going to win Pennsylvania for the republicans for the first time since 1990s.  And they were right.  And eventually everyone found out they were right.  And the right wing rejoiced.

But believing in Donald Trump seems to be difficult for many people.  They expect a traditional politician and he’s anything but that.  And they doubt his conservative bona fides.  And it’s easy to understand.  If you’re a dyed in the wool Second Amendment advocate then the bump stock sacrifice may seem an unforgivable sin.  Or if you are a fiscal conservative the budget deal probably looks like an abomination.

But what you have to remember is that in a war sometimes tactics allow you to survive to fulfill your strategic goals.  President Trump is adept at dealing with bad optics.  He knows when to deflect and when to distract and he knows when a tactical retreat may be needed.  Basically, he knew that the gun control furor required a gesture.  He provided one.  But it’s a small retreat if it deflects the main assault.  And in the long run the Supreme Court (if appointed by someone like Trump) could find the bump stock provision unconstitutional anyway.

Right now, plenty of people on the right are throwing in the towel and declaring the end of the Trump presidency.  I guess I understand their low morale.  They’ve been conditioned by the entire post-Reagan republican experience to expect failure.  But what they don’t understand is they will never have a better chance of actually reversing some of the damage that thirty years of liberals has already done.

So now Vox is naming names for the record ( http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/03/woe-is-us.html ) and asking that the record be kept.  And once again, I agree with him.  In Trump We Trust.  He may be defeated by the Deep State and drowned trying to drain the swamp.  But at least he’ll go down swinging.  So good for you Vox Day and long live the God Emperor, Donald Trump.  And here’s hoping the faint of heart may soon recover their hope.  Because Trump is our last best hope.

Letting President Trump Do His Job

Some of my friends are panicking about Trump and the bump stock executive order. They feel betrayed and think the “end in near.”  I told them to calm down, take a deep breath and look away from the news for a couple of days.  Here is my logic.  School shootings panic women.  Women turn on a dime against gun rights.  The midterms are coming around.  So that accounts for President Trump demonizing bump stocks.  He needs something to say he’s “doing something.”  He’s placating the idiots.  Do I like this? No.  Am I wringing my hands and banging my head against the wall and denouncing the President?  No.  I trust that he will cut the best deal we can get.  He’s the right man for the job.  I wouldn’t want any of the usual suspects getting involved (McCain, Rubio, Romney).  I don’t even prefer that a Second Amendment hard-liner take the lead.  Trump’s the man for the job.  Hopefully he can get the damage control done as quickly as possible and move onto his agenda.

 

After a year in office my motto is “Let Trump be Trump.” He’s got better skills and instincts than anyone else.  How would we do better than to let him do his thing.  I feel my best action is to spread the gospel.  I try to calm the nervous.  And believe me I understand.  We’ve been betrayed by the weak and the wobbly and the wolf in sheep’s clothing.  It takes courage to trust.  But I think I’ve seen enough from this man to give him some space.  As Ann Coulter said “In Trump We Trust.”  It’s remarkable to see how few of our politicians know anything about human nature.  Politics in a democracy is a combination of salesmanship and coalition building.  Sounds like the place for a deal maker.