DONALD J. TRUMP

AUGUST 2019

TWUMP HURTS CNN'S FEEWINGS
By Don Surber, July 26, 2019 DonSurber@gmail.com

A half-hour before the release of the GDP numbers that showed our economy is well ahead of Obama's miserable 1.5% economic growth, CNN posted a column, "Trump makes people feel lousy. That could spell his political doom."

Frida Ghitis wrote, "Democrats are wrong to fear that a strong economy could doom their prospects. That's because it turns out that voters actually care about other things besides money.

"Sure, money matters a lot. But a growing body of research suggests that other things may count more. In particular, it appears that we care greatly about our well-being, which includes income and retirement accounts but also a wide variety of other factors."

Money isn't everything, eh?

Before the election, CNN ominously warned us, "If Donald Trump wins the election, U.S. stocks (and likely many other markets overseas) will almost certainly tank.

"How big of a drop? Forecasting firm Macroeconomic Advisors predicts an 8% fall in the U.S. A new paper out Friday from the Brookings Institute projects a 10% to 15% nosedive. You get the idea."

Now that President Donald John Trump is delivering the best economy in 50 years, CNN is saying, meh, money isn't everything.

Ghitis wrote, "One of the features of the Trump era is exhaustion with the acrimony that has engulfed America. How many times have we heard people plead that they need a break -- from the shocking news, from the unceasing attacks, from the bitterness that has ended friendships, sparked social media ruthlessness and toxicity, and generally produced a permanent state of medium-grade national anxiety. That is true among Democrats, but many independents and Republicans share the distress."

All of that acrimony, bitterness and division comes from Ghitis and CNN. They are the ones reporting only bad and often manufactured news.

The attacks come from the left. Who shot a congressman? Who ambushed a senator? Who beats people up for wearing a MAGA hat?

The only people who feel lousy are the people who did not vote for him. They lost.

Supporters of President Donald John Trump are happy. We won.

But the With Her crowd is still miserable because for the first time in their lives they were told no. She will not be the first woman president.

Meanwhile, the best economy since we first put a man on the Moon chugs along.

CNBC reported, "Growth decelerated in the second quarter, but not by as much as Wall Street thought, as tariffs and a global slowdown weighed on the U.S. economy, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

"GDP increased 2.1%, down from 3.1% from the first quarter, the weakest increase since the first quarter of 2017 as President Donald Trump took office. Dow Jones estimates were for 2% growth.

"However, the underlying numbers in the report seemed to take steam out of the recession fears that have been much of the talk among economists and policymakers at the Federal Reserve."

All that success makes Ghitis and her whiny friends feel bad because it shows the wisdom of electing Donald Trump president.

Which is their latest justification for opposing President Trump. They feel bad therefore he cannot be re-elected because for some reason it is America's job to make liberals feel good about themselves.

This makes no sense because the disloyal opposition is based on emotions not ideas.

2016 was a referendum on Donald Trump. He passed, 30 states to 20.

Next year's election will be another referendum on Donald Trump. He does not need Hillary voters. Democrats, though, need a few of his.

The good news for him is the opposition feels terrible.

The bad news for Democrats is all their lying, spying, and denying, and all their investigations have not converted one Trump supporter. Not one.

We elected him. It looks like we will elect him again.

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JUNE 2019

THINGS THE NEVER TRUMPERS MUST BELIEVE (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
By Thomas Lifson, May 25, 2019

An online friend who must remain anonymous has been musing about what those ostensible conservatives who despise President Trump must now approve of, if they seek to defeat his re-election bid, and thereby hand the presidency to the Democrats’ nominee.

This is the implicit set of values and goals that they must now embrace:

1) Abortion on demand is a good thing;
2) Infanticide is a good thing;
3) Letting Iran get a nuclear bomb is a good thing
4) Higher tax rates are a good thing;
5) More regulation on businesses, big and small, is a good thing;
6) Restricting gas, oil and coal exploration and extraction is a good thing;
7) Open borders is a good thing;
8) China stealing our intellectual property is a good thing;
9) Turning over a significant amount of our uranium supply to Russia is a good thing;
10) Turning our back on Israel is a good thing;
11) Socialization of our health care is a good thing;
12) Requiring the religious protections of the First Amendment is a good thing;
13) Repealing the speech protections of the First Amendment is a good thing; and
14) Repealing the assembly protections of the First Amendment.

My friend asks:

So, Bill Kristol, have I left anything out?

Reprinted with permission from the American Thinker: https://www.americanthinker.com

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JUNE 2019

REMEMBER WHEN OBAMA MADE FUN OF TRUMP'S 'MAGIC WAND' TO FIX THE ECONOMY?
By Ethel C. Fenig, May 4, 2019

Three years ago, then-president Barack Hussein Obama (D) mocked the plans of his sure-not-to-be-successor, Donald J. Trump (R), for the country, comparing them to his oh, so successful eight-year "scandal free," high unemployment, high food stamp use, successful administration.

"He just says, 'I'm gonna negotiate a better deal.' Well how? How exactly are you going to negotiate that?" Obama said during the town hall portion of the event. "What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn't have an answer."

Well, that was then. And this is now.

To Obama's shock and dismay, Trump is president. For the past two and a half years, Trump has been waving his magic wand, banishing burdensome regulations; lowering taxes; appointing savvy people to top government posts; and yes, negotiating.

Friday's Drudge Report's banner headline sums up the pervasive success of Trump's magic negotiating wand, successfully sprinkling economic free-market magic dust equally on everyone.

ENVY OF THE WORLD
UNEMPLOYMENT 49-YEAR LOW
WAGE HITS $27.77/HOUR
STOCK MARKET ENDLESS RALLY
TRUMP APPROVAL 50%

Hispanic Unemployment Lowest Ever...
Best for women since 1953...
Record jobs even for high school dropouts!

Obama undoubtedly learned his negotiating skills for failed "shovel ready" multi-billion-dollar infrastructure and energy conservation scams from loser George Costanza of the brilliant Seinfeld television show.

And apparently, Obama learned his economic lessons from fellow Nobel Prize–winner Paul Krugman, who famously predicted on election night:

It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover? A first-pass answer is never[.] ... So we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight.

MAGA!

Reprinted with permission from the American Thinker: https://www.americanthinker.com

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MAY 2019

DONALD TRUMP, THE BEWILDERING BLACK SWAN
By Fritz Pettyjohn,March 26, 2019

They shot at the king, but they didn't kill him. And because they didn't destroy him, they only made him stronger. If, a year from now, the economy is robust, Trump will be re-elected in an historic landslide. His enemies have played right into his hands.

This is all because of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), an especially virulent form of the psychiatric disorder known as cognitive dissonance. If you know, for absolutely certain — as an article of faith — that something is true, and evidence in contradiction of this truth emerges, the psychic toll can be severe. Experts say it stems from the use of degenerate meta-probability.


So it is with Donald Trump and his critics. At one time, I was one of those critics myself, and I suffered severely when he won the Republican nomination. I knew that Donald Trump could never win a presidential election for all kinds of reasons. Even though his opponent was one of the worst political candidates in our history, I knew he still couldn't win. What kind of a guy is associated with Trump University, for God's sake?

All the smart people, liberal and conservative, agreed, from National Review to the Wall Street Journal, from the New York Times to the Washington Post. And then he won. What happened? How was this possible? How could we explain to our friends, colleagues, and families that we were wrong?

Hillary suffered a virtual nervous breakdown and concocted the Russia collusion theory. The media flocked to this fantasy, and the Mueller fiasco began. After two years, this long national nightmare is over.

As it turns out, Donald Trump is an authentic political genius, unique, one of a kind, never to be seen again, a political phenomenon.

Who knew?

God bless America, and God bless President Trump.

Fritz Pettyjohn blogs at ReaganProject.com.

Reprinted with permission from the American Thinker: https://www.americanthinker.com

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APRIL 2019

DON'T PANIC ABOUT TRUMP
By Don Surber, March 09, 2019 DonSurber@gmail.com

“If a cat sits on a hot stove, that cat won't sit on a hot stove again. That cat won't sit on a cold stove either. That cat just don't like stoves.”
-- Mark Twain

And so it goes with some supporters of President Trump. Politicians have burned them so many times in the past that they believe Donald John Trump eventually will.

But he is the cold stove. He is not a politician. He did not run for fortune or for fame because he had both.

He ran to save the country.

The latest to panic was Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs, who is upset because President Trump wants to boost legal immigration above 1.2 million people a year.

Breitbart News quoted the president as saying, "We want a lot of people coming in … We want to have the companies grow and the only way they’re going to grow is if we give them the workers and the only way we’re going to have the workers is to do exactly what we’re doing."

President Trump said that at the White House while meeting with business leaders including Apple's CEO and the Chamber of Commerce's Tom Donahue.

Well, Dobbs flipped out on that.

On his show on Thursday night, Lou Dobbs said, "If this White House thinks that listening to the beguiling prattle of Tim Cook, Tom Donahue, RINO Senators like Susan Collins is helpful to this president, then the battle for the forgotten man and woman in this country will be decided by the very establishment this president ran against — an establishment that spends vast sums of money and energy every single day trying to destroy him and his policies and his historic presidency.

"That Mr. Trump would advance the interests of the globalist elites ahead of our citizens would be a tragic reversal on any day. But today … that southern border is being overrun by a record number of illegal immigrants, it all means that the White House has simply lost its way."

Crap.

I hate the smell of panic in the morning.

But this is what some supporters do. In September 2017, cries of amnesty rose because Nancy and Chuck met with President Trump at the White House and said he had caved on the wall and was going to grant amnesty to millions.

Anyone dumb enough to believe that should seriously consider buying this beachfront property I own along the Pocatalico River here in Poca, West Virginia.

Last month, there was the budget resolution, which some readers insisted included some sort of ban on building a wall. The wall is moving forward, albeit and the speed of the federal bureaucracy.

We have been burnt -- several times. The Republican-led West Virginia Legislature burnt me so badly, I likely will vote only for federal offices next year. I cannot vote Democrat but the caving to two illegal teacher strikes and raising of taxes are just too much for me to support.

But President Trump is cold as ice. He is negotiating. He is wheeling and dealing -- for us, not the special interests.

I would like to see legal immigration halved but that was not the deal. Ending illegal immigration was. And despite lobbying and bribes from the multi-billion-dollar industries of sex, drugs, and cheap labor, President Trump is standing tall on the wall and on ending illegal immigration.

Lou Dobbs knows better than this.

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MARCH 2019

MANLINESS VS. ROMNEYISM
By Don Sucher, January 15, 2019

It is, at least to some (especially those who rely on the mass media for the information), rather surprising that President Trump's poll numbers are going up, and that the public at large is increasingly of the opinion that the attacks on the president – especially those of the so-called "Mueller investigation" – are  totally concocted and artificial scam.

Thinking more about this, one realizes an essential truth – really, one of the great lessons for our time: that having the brass to stick out hard times is crucial. It is this as much as anything that is allowing President Donald Trump to actually do many things that other presidents have promised to do and then failed to do. 

Such strength and sticktoitiveness is almost unique to our current president. Strength today is put forth as weakness, masculinity as a flaw. 

This "war" on boys and men is part and parcel of what those who hate America are doing to, yes, "unman" it.

Before the attacks that manhood has been receiving of late, there was a more gentle approach, often with a similar goal: weakening manliness by calling it incivility. "Romneyism," if you will – a willingness to fold up one's tent and to withdraw from battle at the first sign of resistance, and then calling this a strength: "Mannerliness." "Politeness." "Civility."

Thus, true men in our society today are, apart from in the sports arena, looked upon askance. Yes, even those that saved their nation, saved the world. Men such as Winston Churchill.

In their place, we see equally weakness and weasels. Weak boys paraded as men. Applauded for their civility, but in fact mere compromisers. And, sadly, elections that provide only such as a choice. (Obama vs. Romney was the perfect example.) 

But all it takes is one man to stand up, bold and brave, and the boys will flee. This we are seeing. The men are back in charge.  Without the media, this would be happening even more quickly than it is, for people – both men and women – do see and do understand. Add a voice loud enough to be heard above the media din, and true manhood stands apart – applauded and vindicated. We are seeing this to a growing degree with our president, Donald J. Trump.

Reprinted with permission from the American Thinker: http://www.americanthinker.com

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NOVEMBER 2018

BEING PRESIDENT ALREADY COST PRESIDENT TRUMP $1.4 BILLION
By Don Surber, October 03, 2018 DonSurber@gmail.com

Emoluments.

Being president already cost President Trump $1.4 billion, Forbes gleefully reported.

The past two Democratic presidents made out like bandits accumulating post-presidential net worths of $40 million or more, which was about $40 million more than they were worth when they entered the White House.

Running for president not only cost President Trump $66 million in donations to his own campaign but the value of his companies shrank.

"Trump’s net worth has dropped from $4.5 billion in 2015 to hold steady at $3.1 billion for the past two years. As a result, the president has fallen 138 spots on the latest The Forbes 400 list, which will be released Wednesday," The Hill reported.

He is now No. 248.

So much for that emoluments case.

The Constitution does not ban losing money as president. In fact, it does not ban making money. It just requires the approval of Congress before accepting foreign titles and gifts.

Eric Trump told Forbes: "My father made a tremendous sacrifice when he left a company that he spent his entire life building to go into politics.

"Everything he does is for the good of the American people — he has zero involvement in the Trump Organization and quite frankly to suggest otherwise is outrageous."

Donald John Trump did not seek high office for power or money. He sought the office to Make America Great Again after 28 years of a White House run by the modern equivalents of Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan.

Lincoln followed the originals.

That cost Lincoln his life.

So far, it has only cost President Trump money.

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AUGUST 2018

BACKING A MAN WHO RENOUNCED HIS CITIZENSHIP, DENOUNCING TRUMP
By Don Surber, July 17, 2018,
DonSurber@gmail.com

Politics used to end at the nation's shores. No more. Globalists slammed the president before, after, and while our duly elected president met with the leader of Russia.

Just as they did when he met the prime minister of England.

Just as they did when he met the heads of NATO.

Just as they did when he met the head of North Korea.

Just as they do any time President Trump does anything. They fear and oppose his America First policy, which raises the question: if not America, who do they put first?

London-based Russian hedge fund magnate Bill Browder?

Jay Nordlinger of the Never Trump National Review wrote, "Sergei Magnitsky was Bill Browder’s lawyer — and a whistleblower. Magnitsky was tortured to death, real slow, by Russian authorities. Since that time, Browder has dedicated his life to human rights and justice. He has campaigned all over the world for 'Magnitsky acts,' which place sanctions on Russian officials who abuse human rights. His activism has made him a prime target of Putin and the Kremlin. Bill (he is a friend of mine) has to watch his step at every turn. He has stuck his neck out, for truth and justice."

Nordlinger left out of his piece that his friend, Browder, renounced his American citizenship more than 20 years ago. Real patriots do not befriend those who renounce their citizenship.

Unlike Nordlinger, Mathew Cooper of Newsweek confronted Browder.

Cooper: "You renounced your American citizenship in the ’90s and moved to London. Tell me about that decision?"

Browder: "My grandfather was an American Communist, and he married my grandmother, who was a Russian Communist. During the 1950s, the McCarthy era, my family was viciously persecuted. [When] my grandmother was dying of cancer…the U.S....wanted to deport her back to Russia. It just left a legacy of bad feeling about the rule of law. Things can swing wildly in the wrong direction from time to time. And in a certain way, we’re sort of seeing that right now."

Cooper: "Would you ever move back?"

Browder: "I’ve been [in London] 28 years. I’ve made my choice."

By friend, I think Nordlinger means donor to the magazine and whatever Counterfeit Conservative think tank has him on the payroll.

Browder's story does not add up. He said his family was persecuted in the 1950s but his grandmother was not facing deportation until the 1990s.

But he is against President Trump, and anyone who is against President Trump now has the support of all these unpatriotic souls.

Nordlinger should follow the lead of his friend, Bill Browder. All of them should. Renounce their citizenship and go live someplace else.

We really don't need them.

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JULY 2018

MAKING SENSE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NUMBERS
By Don Sucher, June 16, 2018

A headline based on a Gallup poll tells us that "Donald Trump is more popular with Republicans than almost any president since WWII with an approval rating of 87 per cent." That, we are informed, is even higher than the numbers among Democrats for JFK.

How can this be when the president's overall approval rating among voters is below 50%?

In fact, those numbers make perfect sense. They fit what we could expect in a politically (and otherwise) divided nation for a president who is, some say, like none before him when it comes to doing what he promised voters he would do.

President Trump's theme, both as he campaigned for the office and daily since he won the position, is to "Make America Great Again." Now, one would think that such a goal would itself be universally popular, with, perhaps, just some question about how that was to be accomplished, or specifically on what basis that "greatness" was to be evaluated

But is restoring the nation's economic footing a partisan thing, or something we'd expect all to see as great? Is greatly rising employment being experienced by every group – educated and less educated, skilled and less skilled, black, white, Hispanic and Asian, male and female? Is that of only partisan interest?

The answer seems to be, rather shockingly, yes.

This past week, a once popular TV personality, Bill Maher, said that he was hoping for a major recession – this despite knowing the pain and suffering it would cause many, many people. To him – a man of significant wealth – such loss of what one would think everyone judged as "greatness" is desirable if it hurts the president's popularity and support.

That is how divided our nation is. Some see improved life and security for all as "great." Others do not.

For that reason, President Trump, who has done even more than he promised in more than a few areas – things that are benefiting almost all Americans – is loved and supported by some and loathed and unsupported by others.

The distinction seems simply to be how one feels about America and the daily joy and satisfaction, plus the future hopes and dreams, of the American people.

Bottom line: Are you for them or against them?

That 87% of Republicans have come to support President Trump – even those to whom his "N.Y. ways" are foreign and, perhaps, even off-putting – says a lot about the man, the party, and America as a whole.

That so many Democrats do not – well, that speaks just as loudly.

The good that President Trump is doing goes beyond numbers, or even people's hopes and dreams. For along with all that, it is opening eyes to the truth of where the various political entities stand regarding the welfare of the American people. That some are for us, and others simply don't seem to care. For that eye-opening, all of our Republic should be glad.

Reprinted with permission from the American Thinker: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/06

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MAY 2018

TRUMP'S INCOMPETENCE
 By Don Surber, April 24, 2018
DonSurber@gmail.com

Boy, does President Trump suck.

He sucks at being Hitler. (Trump's daughter is Jewish.)

He sucks at being Mussolini. (The trains don't run on time.)

He sucks at censorship. (The press berates him constantly.)

He sucks at racism. (Jesse Jackson gave him an award.)

He sucks at xenophobia. (He twice married foreigners.)

And now we discover, he sucks at being a war monger.

"On Friday, North Korea announced it would immediately halt its nuclear and missile testing ahead of the summit, but Trump insisted Tuesday that total denuclearization is the ultimate goal of a meeting with Kim. 'It means they get rid of their nukes,' Trump said when asked what he means by denuclearization. 'It’s very simple,'" Politico reported.

What?

But lefties told me Trump was going to ignite a world war. They raised my hopes in January.

"Fears over wars this year on the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East and around the world have increased dramatically due to President Donald Trump’s ongoing nuclear feud with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, as well as threats of extreme weather events, natural disasters and cyber attacks, according to the World Economic Forum," Newsweek reported on January 17.

"Seventy-nine percent of the experts tasked saw an increased risk in military conflicts in 2018, while 93 percent expected political and economic rows to ratchet up."

They raised our hopes. Trump called Kim "Rocket Man." Kim called Trump a dotard, and we all had to look that word up.

But instead of a nuclear war, it looks like we will have peace.

The sobbing at the Weekly Standard, National Review, and New York Times must be deafening. Maybe they can GoFundMe to pay for all that Kleenex they are going through right now.

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NOVEMBER 2017

DONALD TRUMP'S TRUE NATURE
By Jim Dicks, October 14, 2017

It's fairly amusing discussing the "true" nature of Donald Trump.

He's the golden warrior fighting for the little guy and gal.

He's Hitler.

He's a brilliant strategist and tactician.

He's a bumbling, shoot-from-the-hip fool.

He inspires the greatest hope.

He engenders the deepest fear.

We've never seen anyone quite like him before, and will probably never see anyone like him again.

So who is the real Donald Trump?

Most of us who count ourselves among the Trump Nation feel about him this way.

He has a deep and abiding love for this country and the people it comprises.

He's extraordinarily self-confidant.

He trusts his instincts and acts upon them, and he's mostly correct when doing so.

He authentically projects his political pronouncements directly from his core beliefs.

He says one thing – and does that one thing.

He is a fighter and, as he himself says, a counterpuncher. If you attack him, he will hit you back twice as hard.

He is often confrontational, sometimes vulgar and unapologetically so.

He's forthright and direct.

He easily and naturally relates to the average person.

He's real.

If you scratch below the surface of a typical Trump supporter, you'll see a roiling resentment. Many on the left see this as an indicator of "white rage," of impotence or envy of a fading ruling group in an increasingly ethnically diverse culture of color.

These pejorative beliefs buttress the intolerant self-righteousness of the virtue-signaling left. But if you ask Trump supporters what's driving their anger, you'll get a different story.

Trump supporters feel deep betrayal by a number of our institutions, and chief among them is the Republican Party. In times past, many, if not most, Trumpeters were in agreement with, or at least indifferent to, the concept of free trade. It is, after all, free – and that word is a cornerstone in the edifice of beliefs of Trump supporters. Live and let live, self-reliance, self-responsibility, inward-looking – all hallmarks of the mental framework of self-determination for answers to one's lot in life.

This stands in stark contrast to the Obamaphiles – where a repressive "society" is the default explanation for any perceived lack of personal actualization. It's no surprise that Trumpeters hold The Donald in such extraordinary esteem (and the left in such utter revulsion), for he is the ultimate self-actualizer.

Over the years, the belief has grown among the Trump Nation and has now baked into certainty that there is no longer any such thing as free trade, but rather manipulated trade controlled by an unholy collusion between multi-national corporations and both political parties, bought and paid for. This perceived collusion, through cynical, cleverly crafted "free trade" agreements, offshores American jobs to low-wage third-world countries, with finished goods and services imported back into the U.S. at first-world prices. (Search for NAFTA at The Last Refuge.)

Trumpeters believe that this collusion is the reason the now reviled Republican Party has clearly refused to end the despised Obamacare. The Republicans want Obamacare in place in order to keep their paymasters' spiraling corporate health care costs offloaded from their books to the ledger sheets of the government. So of course there's no real attempt to end this collapsing monstrosity that many believe will eventually wind up as government-run single-payer.

The Trump Nation is also outraged at the refusal of the Republican Party to end massive illegal immigration that is driving down labor wages as well as respect for the law. The influx of hordes of Central and South Americans (along with ISIS bragging about sending "warriors" across our borders to take us out) over the last eight years of the Obama administration has already created significant voter dilution, making it all the more difficult to remove and replace corrupt RINOs.

Unable to control the immigration process through an orderly, legal system to welcome in those who love our values and want to share in our prosperity for their families, we're now seeing the unbearable suffering of American families who've lost loved ones to the murderous evil of invading gangs, the desperate destruction of lives by incessant illegal drug traffic, and the unspeakable misery and suffering of human trafficking – all callously ignored by a recalcitrant Republican Party. It's easy to see the basis of the anger and resentment felt by the Trump Nation.

To put it in a nutshell – we've had enough.

Trump has not only galvanized the Trumpeters by his outsized, dramatic, in-your-face assault and conquest of the boring, corrupt, contemptible, and compromised Republican Party. Moreover, he is the driving force, the unifying voice, the alpha male, the personification of all this pent up outrage. And we believe, as a group of sixty million or so, that Trump's not an opportunist or an interloper. Rather, he is one of us.

He is us – just exponentially more successful.

His beliefs are our beliefs, his outrage is our outrage, his battles are our battles, and the fates have brought him to us at this moment.

Once it is understood that Trump's political positions are authentic and spring from the core beliefs of our country established at its founding, that he is the tip of the spear and his intentions are trustworthy, then one can sense the awesome power he wields.

The Trump Nation, with few exceptions, could not care less about skin color or ethnic identification. Black America, after all, has suffered more grievously than any group under the yoke of the fetid, dismal Obama economy. The new normal? Give us a break!

The Trump Nation would love to lock arms with all ethnic groups to destroy the hold of the globalist politicians who've betrayed us and the American Dream so an economic boom along with a vibrant, competitive health insurance marketplace will spring up, bringing massive employment gains and wealth to all Americans.

That's the real view of Trump by his vast legions of supporters. In him we see a fighter, fighting our fight to break the backs of the colluding cabal bringing economic suffering to our great and unique country and to shut down the drug cartels bringing death, misery, and destruction across our borders. If, in this epic fight, he uses some rough language and throws some precise arrows of insults at the corrupt political class along the way, if he offends the Peggy Noonans of the world with his "coarseness" or "vulgarity", then so be it!

He's got our backs. We've got his.

Reprinted with permission from the American Thinker: http://www.americanthinker.com

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DECEMBER 2016

LIES MY POLITICO TOLD ME
By Don Surber, Monday, November 14, 2016 http://donsurber.blogspot.com

After feeding the story line for the last two years that Trump was not a serious candidate, Politico is now pretending that he spent eighteen months of his life and $100 million to win an office he did not want.

From Glenn Thrush:

Donald Trump is compulsively improvisational, and ran the most successful back-of-the-napkin operation in American political history, but the challenge confronting him is, by his own admission, nothing like anything anybody has ever faced. Like practically everybody else in the country, Trump (despite his statements to the contrary) really didn’t think he’d be spending this weekend trying to staff the upper management of the world’s sole remaining superpower.

His transition process was practically non-existent — and was thrown into chaos by the ouster of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie by allies of Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Trump Tower staffers, including Steve Bannon, who feared that Christie's Bridgegate scandal would overshadow their efforts.
Yes, just like there was chaos that would cost Trump the nomination when Paul Manafort replaced Corey Lewandowski as campaign manager, and just how there was chaos that would cost Trump the general election when Kellyanne Conway replaced Manafort.

Thrush should give it a rest for a few weeks and rebuild his credibility. Outside of Washington, Politico is considered low-rent Pravda among the few of us who know its existence. But D.C. is where the power and the fools are, so Thrush continues to wage his battle against reality:

It’s been five days since the reality TV star became the reality president and judging from his public pronouncements and a slightly dizzy 60 Minutes appearance, he still seems to be grappling with the vast implications of his stunning and unexpected victory. But in the past few days — amid protests in several major cities and a massive case of the national frights about his fitness to govern — Trump has made a handful of moves that offer the first hints of what kind of president he will be.

So what do we know? He’s basically the same brash invader who sacked the establishment citadel on Election Day — but seems a lot more flexible than the sloganeering populist who vowed, in an oath of iron and blood, to build that wall, trash Obamacare and overcome the “rigged system.”

In the space of the last 48 hours, a mellower, more presidential Trump seems a bit more comfortable with the system he will soon lord over: His selection of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has already sparked a mini-rebellion among some supporters who were hoping Trump would, for real, detonate the establishment.

"Priebus would not have been my choice," longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone told me. "It's going to upset people ... but one appointment does not an administration make."

Interesting that Thrush keeps calling Stone a longtime adviser when every story Thrush writes has Stone saying Trump did not take his advice.

Thrush thrashed about to find a way to trash Trump, which if Trump were half as bad as Washington claimed would be easy money. But Thrush struggles before lamely reporting:

One senior Trump aide likened Priebus to one of Trump’s property managers, “Trump's attitude is just get the job done, and do anything you need to do.”

Yep.

That's how a CEO gets things done. Hire good people, give them the opportunity to succeed, and if they fall short, part company with them.

Obama had Rahm Emanuel, and later Valerie Jarrett.

Thrush is a slower learner than Nate Pewter.

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