I’m Not from Missouri But, My New Motto is “Show Me”

I get e-mails, letters and postcards asking for donations, memberships and other forms of support.  Some of these are from annoying corporations like AARP and various energy companies that claim they can make my life better by offering me fabulous benefits and savings.  And I can’t blame these people for sending this crap to me.  Caveat emptor and all that.  Consumers in this country just ignore all that jazz.  Honestly, I need an industrial grade shredder for all this stuff.

But then there are the political candidates from all over the country who are running for office or already are in office but want me to help them “make a difference.”  Well, they’re barking up the wrong tree.  Appeals to my desire for change are too late.  They all had their chance.  They’ve had decades to fix these things.  For fifty years I’ve watched them struggle and stumble and been treated as a punching bag by the Left.  Well, that’s enough.  If they’re too stupid or too lazy to beat out the bad guys then they don’t deserve any money or help from me.

So now the currency of the hour is success.  Results; checks in the win column; scalps on the wall.  That’s the coin of the realm.  So, Ron DeSantis is a winner.  Donald Trump is a winner.  The Supreme Court is a winner.  Tucker Carlson is a winner.  Elon Musk is a winner, sort of.  Each of them has done something that pushed back against the Left and produced results.  Measurable, identifiable and applaudable results.

And you know who else has a win?  All those beer drinkers who are boycotting Anheuser Busch.  That’s a win.  Donald Trump Jr. saying don’t boycott Anheuser Busch because they’re our friends?  Well, that’s a losing message.  Sure maybe it’s too late to change the Left’s control over corporate America.  But it certainly can’t hurt to punish the most egregious traitors.  It’s like primarying Liz Cheney.  It’s just a gesture but it’s a very satisfying gesture and it feels good to hit back at these people.  Make them pay for humiliating us and profiting from their betrayal of us at every single turn.

Results, results, results.  If you want our money, if you want our support, if you want our trust, show us results.  Accomplish something!

And they’ve got the easiest victory laid out in front of them.  Trans-gendering children is an abomination that is just crying out for politicians to get out in front of the movement to ban it.  DeSantis to his credit is already doing something about it.  The schools that groom kids into believing in these things are the obvious targets to attack.  And the pharmaceutical companies and the medical centers that enable these procedures and the AMA that certifies these things safe and effective all should be attacked and punished legally for the harm they are doing.

But until something is actually done it’s just a wasted opportunity.  It proves that no one out there really wants to do anything to help us.  They just want our money because they say they will make something happen if we send it.

Well, no.  Show me that you can do more than parrot some words.  Show me that you’re smart and brave.  Show me the win!  Until then, save the postage.  I’m not buying it.

What Will the Other Side Look Like?

America is reaching a fork in the road.  Two mutually exclusive visions of the future are jockeying for control of the United States.  If the Left wins it will be a ghastly spectacle.  Basically, the whole country will become California.  Nothing honest or normal will be allowed anywhere.  Gavin Newsome will be declared president for life and that fat bald guy in the admiral skirt will win the Miss America contest every year.  The rest of the details will be too gruesome to want to predict and chances are I’ll have to emigrate to Hungary.

But what if we win?  Now that would be fun to speculate about.  So, I think I will indulge in a daydream of what could be the future if we don’t lose again.

I guess we’ll have to start by deciding how we would “win.”  Let’s suppose that we retake the House and Senate in November and by 2024 things are so bad that we not only take back the presidency but we end up with a filibuster proof majority in the Senate.  Then with the assistance from the Supreme Court we use several decisions to strip away all the unconstitutional regulations that have hamstrung American freedoms in the last fifty years.

Think about it.  If the affirmative action, gay marriage and gay rights decisions are overturned then more than half the country will be free to live normal lives again.  The government will no longer have the power to tell you who to hire, who to rent your apartment to or who you have to bake a wedding cake for.  Not only that, but the government will have lost the basis under which they currently judge all our decisions.  In fact, I think it might make sense for the government to get out of the business of even collecting racial data on its people all together.  After all, the government is supposed to be color blind.  Well then, let it be entirely so.  As for what else would change I think about thirty states would end gay marriage.  A few others might allow it but disallow adoption of children by homosexuals.  And some states would re-criminalize homosexuality.

But after what has gone on over the last ten or so years, I like to think that the biggest change would be the revocation of the Patriot Act and the yanking of the FBI’s teeth.  The weaponization of the intelligence agencies against the American people has been a horror show that has no equal in our history.  Seeing the things that have been done by the last few Attorneys General and their henchmen has been gut wrenching.  And even that isn’t enough.  I think most of the federal judges appointed by Obama and Biden must be reviewed and the ones who were willing conspirators with the FBI must be impeached, convicted and removed by the Congress.  And the unholy alliance between the Tech companies and the Surveillance state must be busted up.

Also, the federal bureaucracy must be brought back under the control of the executive branch of the government.  In other words, the President must have discretion to remove any employee that obstructs the Administration’s lawful management of the executive branch.

The government must return to producing an annual budget for the federal government.  All these stop gap funding measures and endless multi-trillion-dollar deficits must stop.  We’re rapidly reaching the point where our currency will lose its stability and lose its value.

And finally, if America first leadership reasserts itself, we can hope to see the return of manufacturing to our shores.  And with it would come massive employment opportunities and more importantly hope and optimism.  So, there’s the dream.  If we win all these things become possible.

Sure, it’s a pipe dream.  I figure there’s a one in a hundred chance of all that happening.  The likelier outcome is the current stalemate going on for years to come.  But every once in a while, it feels good to indulge in a bout of unbridled enthusiasm.  So please forgive this outburst and I return you to the miasma of hopelessness already in progress.

Nothing Wins Like Winning

I was out of town yesterday at a family event.  I got to talk to some folks I haven’t spoken to in years.  And it was immediately clear that everyone was galvanized by the Roe v. Wade decision.  It was all they could talk about.  Even people who still didn’t know what is going on in the country, people submerged in the New York city progressive bubble were animated and excited and thinking about further changes that the Supreme Court could enact.

And this was in the belly of the beast.  There were progressives everywhere I looked.  But people were talking openly about which progressive law could be flipped next.  Gay marriage, affirmative action, freedom of association and religious freedom were all being excitedly discussed while radical progressives were in earshot.  There was an energy and an attitude.  It was as if the Supreme Court had given us permission to speak the unspeakable.  I’m guessing this is what it was like when the Soviet Union crumbled.  No one had to be careful what they said about the government.  They no longer had to pretend to love Big Brother.  You could finally state out loud that 2 + 2 = 4.

And so that is the revolution.  It turns out that we could have been winning all along.  All of these Republican judges and congressman and senators (and presidents!) were working against us all along.  All it required was for us to elect someone who was actually on our side.  All it required was for someone to actually want to win these things for us.  All it required was someone to finally do something.  And now even the sleepers are aware that something has been unleashed in the world that has been chained up for half a century.  The normal people have suddenly experienced what representative government is supposed to be like.

Probably you’ve often heard of the progressive program as a one-way ratchet.  The powers-that-be have used a slow but steady escalation of progressive changes that always moves in one direction.  Worse and worse and worse.  Like a band around our chests constricting our breathing.  But now it’s as if someone has released the pawl and the gear has spun loose.  All the tension is removed and we can breathe!  And once you can breathe you can also think clearly.  And you wonder how the hell did we end up this way?

If we’re not idiots we should be thinking about how to prevent this from happening again.  We should be looking at who stood by and watched all this going on and either was too stupid to fix it or was part of the plot to make it happen.  In either case these are the people we need to blame.  These are the people we must fire.  Now admittedly, some of these sleepers who are finally becoming aware truly are too stupid to help themselves.  I already was hearing them mention admiringly Nikki Haley and Kristi Noem as conservative women who could lead us to victory.  At that point I walked away and looked for someone with at least half a brain.  And that confirmed that indeed the “conservatives” are their own worst enemies because a very large contingent just don’t have a clue.  But that’s fine.  The 80/20 rule says that eighty percent of the work is done by twenty percent of the group so all we have to do is find the two out of ten people with the sense to come in out of the rain and let them run the show.

So yesterday was very encouraging.  A month or two ago I asked “Is Something Real Starting to Happen?”  I think yesterday I saw a very large affirmation that it is.  I’m reminded of what Churchill said.  This isn’t the end or even the beginning of the end.  But it feels like the end of the beginning.  Things are starting to roll.

We’ve Got the Bastards on the Run

It’s possible, in my opinion, to belabor certain points.  For instance, some folks are so interested in the inside baseball of the Justice Department corruption that countless words will be expended weekly going over the minutia of the various documents available and how these might impact future moves by President Trump’s allies and enemies.  Granted, that many people are fascinated by the prospect of the swamp getting nuked by Attorney General Barr.  I myself am among those who would build a statue to Mr. Barr if he won that war.  But I think continuously covering the same ground is too maddening to contemplate and a form of abuse of the readers.  That being said, I want to regurgitate some of the events of this past week.  And the reason is I want to talk about what the cumulative effect of all these wins has been on the morale of the Right Wing.

I have some friends on the Right who for a long time have been borderline clinically depressed over the state of the country and the prospects of things ever improving.  Well, this week I caught them smiling and laughing about the events of the past few days.  When I accused them of optimism, they tried to deny it but the smiles on their faces put the lie to it.  And in the news a poll found that Americans by an 80% to 11% margin thought that their lives would improve in 2020.

What we are seeing is the result of winning.  What we are seeing is the result of trying.  People have been conditioned by decades of seeing the hapless Republicans having their heads handed to them by progressives in the Media and the Democrats that they automatically assume that no matter what break comes our way it will be stifled by a combination of the power of the Left and the incompetence of the GOP establishment.

Well, what we saw this week is something that we haven’t seen since Reagan.  Sustained good news.  A whole week where every real piece of news went our way.  Every event showed President Trump winning and the various Leftists taking it on the chin.  You might ask, so what?  Shouldn’t we just take this in stride and move onto the next fight?

No.  We should celebrate.  We should relish the moment.  We should go out to dinner and order something special and if you’re of the persuasion, pop open a bottle of good wine.  Call up your friends on our side of the aisle and share a laugh and a pleasant conversation.  This doesn’t happen every day.  Their side took some pretty heavy shots and their leaders and their followers were noticeably stunned at just how bad things turned out.  Guys like James Carville were sounding the alarm.  They know just how bad it will be for their side if a Bernie Sanders or even a Pete Buttigieg ends up as their candidate.  They’re terrified.  And us?  We’re elated and confident and expecting it to get even better.  And the best part?  They know the truth of both sides of it and there’s not a damn thing they can do about it.  As I said in an earlier post, impeachment is the last bullet in the gun.  If you can’t get a conviction or even a bipartisan effort you’re out of luck.  President Trump has actually come out of the trial stronger than he went in.  Every effort the Democrats have tried, from the ridiculously partisan show trial in the House to Pelosi’s petulant tearing up of her copy of the SOTU have backfired and made them look dishonest or ridiculous or both.

Next week we’ll have to get back to battling in the trenches with these dishonest swine but for now it’s not only desirable to celebrate it’s necessary.  Raise a glass of cheer to President Trump for having the fighting spirit to risk everything to expose these evil clowns for what they are.  And toast yourself for not giving up.  We’ve got the bastards on the run.

31MAR2016 Roundup

Interesting week. After the Obamacare train wreck, the Trump Administration seems to be moving along on all its initiatives.  Trump put out an executive order dismantling the Obama war on coal and fossil fuels.  The EPA reiterated that climate change policy is no longer being pursued.  Senate Majority Leader McConnell has said that a vote on Gorsuch will happen by April 10th.

The Gorsuch vote should be informative. Senate Minority Leader Chuck (The Schmuck) Schumer has declared that he will force a filibuster.  But there are a number of senators in red states up for re-election in 2018.  Several of them have already declared that they will not block cloture.  In addition, some dem strategists have stated that forcing the republicans to use the “nuclear option” (eliminating the filibuster for supreme court approvals) at this point will make it easier for the republicans to get the next SCOTUS appointee in when it will be a true change in the status quo.  If either a democratic appointee or Justice Kennedy is the next justice to be replaced with a truly conservative choice it will fundamentally change the complexion of the court.  So it’s even possible that Schumer knows that the filibuster won’t happen and he’s just posturing.

The North Carolina legislature predictably caved on fake women using the lady’s room. Interestingly, Texas seems to have a little more backbone when it comes to standing up to corporate pressure tactics.  We’ll have to see where the country moves on these battles now that Obama’s not there to use strong arm tactics for the liberal agenda.

Jeff Sessions said that convictions will be necessary to deal with the leaks coming out of the intelligence agencies. And his Justice Department is going after sanctuary cities, threatening to cut off law enforcement funds to cities that refuse to cooperate with ICE agents taking illegals into custody after they’ve been arrested for other crimes.  And once again Texas takes a conservative initiative.  Governor Abbott is introducing legislation holding Texas sheriffs accountable if they cooperate with Sanctuary City efforts to shield illegals from ICE agents.  Pretty smart.

Once Gorsuch is seated, I expect the Supreme Court will be asked to rule on the bogus lower court interference with President Trump’s immigration executive orders. Vice President Pence voted to break a tie to approve a bill to allow states to defund Planned Parenthood if they choose.  And finally, bids are being requested for contracts to build the border wall.   Some Mexican companies have been branded traitors for their interest in the contracts.

So, all in all Trump and company have been fairly busy after their “crushing defeat” last week. I want to once again go on the record to state unequivocally that I am still not tired of winning.  In fact, I think I am now officially addicted to winning.  So much so, that I need my fix more often and in bigger doses.  I hereby put President Trump on notice that he’s gonna havta up my dosage.  Speed up the winning treadmill.  That’s an order.

Groundhog Day and Still Winning

Happy Groundhog Day! All fans of Bill Murray’s classic know that in order to escape from the Purgatory of endlessly reliving a day trapped in a boring hick town in winter you have to recognize your fatal sin and eliminate it.  For the democrats the endless loop is Trump giving them another hot foot.  Their sin is contempt for the average non-elite American.

Luckily for us Deplorables, they’re highly unlikely to even recognize this as a fault. They’ll continue to rage and riot and show the rest of the country how little respect they have for any of the things regular Americans want done.

So it’s been a meme for quite a while to ask yourself if you’re tired of winning yet. This is a play on a statement by Trump that his administration would be winning so much, that Americans would get tired of winning.

So every morning when I get to work, I talk to the Coffee Walk Baunch and I ask them if they’re tired of winning. They’re not.

I have a good memory of every presidential administration going back to LBJ. I can honestly say that even Reagan never produced this much glee.  I am honestly glad every morning to hear what Trump has accomplished and even happier to hear which lefty loon is apoplectic about it.  And like clockwork, whatever reaction they commit blows up in their faces like it was in some kind of Road Runner cartoon.  Only under this administration the democrats are always the coyote.

Almost as amusing, is seeing the old guard republican pundits warily sizing up every new Trump action to see if it’s safe yet to attack it. They’ve been burned so many times doing this  that they are gun shy of just jumping in and condemning him.  But you can tell that they just can’t whole heartedly accept that Trump is the real deal.  After all, he looks and sounds like an extra from a Seinfeld episode.  How can he be smarter than them?  Well, earth to pundits, he is!  Supreme Court picks, wall construction, cabinet picks, immigration policy, bureaucracy reduction, environmental policy, energy policy, education policy, check, check, check, check, check, check, check, check!  Yep, he’s way smarter than you and he’s way more useful than you and, shock of shocks, he’s actually way more “conservative” than you.

And so I’ll bring this back around to Groundhog Day.  I wouldn’t mind waking up every day and hearing that Donald Trump had shocked and offended the democrats.  I would even be willing to have  my alarm clock start every single day with Sonny and Cher belting out “I Got You Babe” if it meant that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and The New York Times and CNN were also waking up to it along with some new bit of Trump jiu-jitsu that was just for them.  Because “He’s Got Them.”

But I want to get involved in it.  I think Trump should contact all his campaign donors and take a poll of what new affront to democrat dignity would be especially popular with the troops.  Maybe the best idea could be announced at a presidential address (or at least given a tweeted shout-out).  My suggestion would be to stop all support to California until they stop violating immigration laws.  This would be especially effective with respect to college money being lavished on illegal aliens.  But I’m sure there are thousands of good ideas out there in the American psyche just waiting for Trump to add it to the endless winning that is our present life.  Long may Ground Hog Day continue.  Amen.