Donald J. Trump has gone full on Big Pink. As on many issues, Donald J. Trump adapts our language over and over. The latest example? Immigration.
Big Media (another phrase Trump has borrowed from us) is all out in attempts to paint Donald J. Trump “yellow” on immigration. The Big Media narrative is that Trump is betraying his supporters and gone coward yellow on his immigration policy. This Big Media assault on Trump even makes strong Trump supporters wobbly.
So what is Donald J. Trump’s immigration policy? What does Donald J. Trump intend to do about illegal immigration? We’re sitting at the head of the class, waving our raise hands frantically to catch teacher’s attention, saying “ooh, ooh, we know, we know.”
There is no point in passing a new law if it will not be enforced. There is no point in having a law if it is not enforced. A law that is not enforced is not a law, it is not even a suggestion. A law that is not enforced is a bunch of words devoid of meaning. That is to say, Barack Obama is the embodiment of the concept – a collection of words without meaning other than self-absorption.
For some, it is not that simple. They are suspicious. We can’t blame the suspicious. After almost eight horrible Obama lying years, we should all be suspicious. But a lot of the suspicions about Trump are rather silly when it comes to illegal immigration and immigration overall.
The concept of “enforce the law” is very simple. To fully appreciate Donald J. Trump and his illegal immigration/immigration policy the fundamental need is the intent. To “enforce the law” it is necessary to respect the law, and want the spirit as well as the letter of the law to be enforced.
Barack Obama does not respect the law. Barack Obama does not like certain laws. Laws that Barack Obama does not like Barack Obama does not respect nor enforce. Barack Obama’s intent is to defy the law. It is gangster government. Obama’s disrespect and violation of law is why the supine courts have repeatedly issued orders to block Barack Obama and his law breaking.
Donald J. Trump by contrast respects immigration laws and wants to enforce the law. That is very simple.
Where it is not so simple is the “how“. How do you enforce the law after years of the chief law enforcer doing everything he could do, from the occupied White House, to violate the spirit and the letter of the law? Barack Obama is a massive injury to the American system of laws. If Donald J. Trump is elected he will have to repair the traumatic injury to the American system of laws.
To repair the American system of laws, in particular, immigration law, Donald J. Trump will have to perform as medical practitioner. That means, stop the bleeding, suture the wound, then proceed to repair the injury to the entire body. This simple series of steps has some in an uproar.
The uproar on Donald J. Trump’s illegal immigration/immigration policy is supposedly due to a Trump appearance on the Sean Hannity show. Ann Coulter among others is upset with Trump about perceived Trump apostasy. We find that perplexing.
The accusation that Trump has now shifted his illegal immigration/immigration policy is buttered with outrage that Trump is now mouthing the same policy as his defeated primary opponents. Of course those opponents were either for illegal immigration amnesty and supported “comprehensive” legislation to implement their pro amnesty desires, or they were long time advocates of Chamber of Commerce style illegal immigration amnesty to lower wages.
We watched the Sean Hannity interview and failed to see the stab in the back policy change Big Media employs as the latest Trump supporter demoralization strategy. Here’s the Hannity interview:
Did you notice that long introduction of Trump and the opening remarks by Trump? All we heard was Trump reiterating his long held determination “we have to stop it” against illegal immigration. Did you notice the poignant/heartbreaking testimonies of the mothers of children killed by illegal immigrants as Trump listened intently to the women he knows well? Did you hear the repeated declarations by Trump about “the wall” and how it will be built and Mexico will pay for it? Did you hear Sean Hannity ask Trump about a shift in position on illegal immigration? Did you hear Sean Hannity ask about the meeting with Hispanic leaders and whether they influenced Trump to go soft? Did you hear? Hey, guess what, we have a transcript. Let’s look and see what Trump said:
HANNITY: I have covered the border now for years on this program. I’ve been from the Rio Grande to San Diego and everywhere in between 12 times. I’ve been down to the — I’ve seen drug warehouses. I have seen tunnels. We’ll show some of the pictures.
My next question is — and this is where you seem to in the last week be revisiting the issue of sending everybody back that is here illegally. Tell us where you stand on that.
TRUMP: We want to follow the laws. You know, we have very strong laws.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
TRUMP: We have very strong laws in this country. And I don’t know if you know, but Bush and even Obama sends people back. Now, we can be more aggressive in that, but we want to follow the laws. If you start going around trying to make new laws in this country, it’s a process that’s brutal. We want to follow the laws of the country. And if we follow the laws, we can do what we have to do.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
TRUMP: Sean, let me tell you. (INAUDIBLE), we’ve got some great people in this country. They shouldn’t be here. They’re still great people, all right? But we’ve got some really, really bad gang members and some horrible people.
HANNITY: Start with them.
TRUMP: Those people are going out day one. They’re going to be the first order I sign. They’re gone day one!
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
HANNITY: All right. I know this question has come up a lot, what about people that work hard, have been here a long time, they own homes, they have their property, and this is a question everyone is going to want answered, what about them, do they have to go back or would you reconsider them?
TRUMP: We are going to follow the laws of the country.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
HANNITY: So they’re going to have to go back.
TRUMP: We are going to follow the law. And we’re going to see who people are. We’re going to see how they’ve done. Do you believe in a merit system, Sean? When people come in, as an example, do you believe in a merit system?
TRUMP: One of the things that’s very unfair with leaving people is that you have years and years of people waiting on line. They’ve gone through a process, and they’ve — they’ve filed…
TRUMP: Legally, they’ve filed. And they’re great people in some cases. I guess in some cases, maybe not. But you have really great people wanting and so proudly wanting to come into our country. And now what you’d be doing is you’d take people away from that line. And it’s really something…
HANNITY: Is there any part of the law that you might be able to change that would accommodate those people that contribute to society, have been law-abiding, have kids here? Would there be any room in your mind, or are you — because I know you had a meeting this week.
TRUMP: I did.
HANNITY: With Hispanic leaders.
TRUMP: I did. I did. I had a meeting with great people, great Hispanic leaders. And there certainly can be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people. We want people — we have some great people in this country. We have some great, great people in this country.
So but we’re going to follow the laws of this country.
TRUMP: And you know, what people don’t realize — what people don’t realize, we have very, very strong laws.
HANNITY: Yes, but Obama doesn’t follow them.
TRUMP: Yes, they don’t follow them. But we’re going to follow the laws.
Enforce the law, follow the law. At every turn Trump turns to the law as it is and is currently violated by Barack Obama. Hispanic leaders meeting? Follow the law. Great people here illegally? Follow the law. At every turn, even the difficult question of uprooting illegal immigrant families who have been here decades and grown roots, Trump responds “follow the law”.
Will you make some exemptions for illegal immigrants with heartbreaking stories and long roots in this country, asks Hannity? This is Trump’s best answer. Trump understands that some of the illegal immigrants who came to his country came to get a better life and Trump has a soft heart for this situation. But Trump asks and answers the important question. Trump says “follow the law” because Trump says, FAIRNESS.
We believe Trump should make the FAIRNESS argument more explicit. Trump says “now what you’d be doing is you’d take people away from that line” which is a very long way of saying “FAIRNESS!”. Legal immigrants came to this country and endured the burdens of law – yet some want to make exceptions for those who came here illegally. It’s about FAIRNESS. If Trump’s team reads here we strongly suggest they begin to counter the heartbreaking illegal immigrant narrative with the equally compelling counter argument that it is NOT FAIR to permit some to jump the line.
Trump argued that American children should have their dreams fulfilled too and given full opportunity. Trump declared our “dreamers” must get respect too as a counter to the illegal immigrant “Dreamers” argument. But Trump can expand that argument into a fairness argument that fits right into his overall election narrative.
Trump’s appearance on Hannity included the stunning testimony from mothers of slain children. Illegal immigrants slew their children. Trump side by side with these mothers did not appear to us to be weakening in his resolve to “follow the law”.
Likewise, Donald J. Trump will appear with Nigel Farage. Nigel Farage is no shrinking violet. Nigel Farage almost single-handedly forced the Brexit question on the ballot and Farage also led the successful Brexit vote. Nigel Farage led on the Brexit question in large part because of his concern about immigration. Donald J. Trump will appear with Nigel Farage:
Nigel Farage To Tell ‘Brexit Story’ At Trump Rally In Mississippi
The former UKIP leader says he will be talking about how to mobilise “a people’s army” at a Mississippi rally for the Republican.
Nigel Farage will appear on stage with Donald Trump in the US to discuss “the Brexit Story”, says an adviser to the former UKIP leader.
The Republican presidential nominee is due to campaign on Wednesday evening in Jackson, Mississippi, as Mr Farage visits the southern US state.
Mr Farage is expected to talk about how the “anti-establishment beat the establishment” to bring about Brexit. [snip]
Ahead of the appearance, Mr Farage appeared on the radio show SuperTalk Mississippi.
He railed against the political classes and compared Mr Trump’s popularity with the “silent majority” of the British people who voted for Brexit.
He said that just as Brexiteers mobilised a “people’s army”, so too can Mr Trump in the United States.
Mr Farage told the show: “I’m telling a story about Brexit, and it’s a story that if the grassroots Republicans pick up, and if they understand that what they’ve got to do is not just sit in their armchairs, they’ve got to get out, put their walking boots on, deliver leaflets, go out and meet these people in the communities.
“In a sense what I’m saying is that we mobilised a people’s army in the United Kingdom that went out and spoke to everybody and got them down the polls, the same thing can happen here.” [snip]
Mr Trump caused a stir last week with a cryptic tweet in which he said: “They will soon be calling me MR BREXIT!”
A lot of dopes are getting roped. “Follow the law” Donald Trump side by side with mothers of slain children and Nigel Farage is no dope. Trump is not a wobbly candidate, neither on immigration nor anything else.
Make that three speeches, not the two speeches we referenced in Part I, that shook the world. In this Part II we’ll discuss Trump’s rope-a-dope, now triple punch, speech strategy. We begin with a Trump hater extraordinaire who took this long to see what we saw last year when Trump announced.
But Donald J. Trump not only destroyed the old corrupt Republican Party. Trump is building a new home for seniors and the white working class. Donald J. Trump is building a massive new tower soon to be called the New Republican Party. That’s what the triple powerful speeches have been about. The stunning news for Trump haters and the ancien régime of the GOP is that Donald J. Trump is not only bringing in seniors and the white working class. Donald J. Trump is bringing in a whole lotta love from groups long abandoned by the GOP. Donald J. Trump has Make The GOP Great Again ambitions.
In it, conservative intellectuals say they disavow Donald Trump, but also see in his rise a reason to shift their party’s focus.
The new Republicans would no longer be the party of “business and the privileged,” but the protector of a disenfranchised working class.
This was unplanned. If it happens, it’ll be a change that takes place not because conservative leaders ever wanted it, but because voters demanded it.
Basically, large numbers of working-class voters, particularly white working-class voters, long ago abandoned the Democratic Party in favor of the Republicans. [snip]
All of this soul-searching is happening now because the maniac Trump has hijacked a portion of the Republican base and is driving it off an electoral cliff. (He will clutch his own hand all the way down in the inevitable Thelma & Louise crash ending.)
Republican propaganda for decades pushed magical-thinking concepts like “trickle-down economics” that asked lower-income voters to accept present sacrifices for theoretical bigger payoffs down the road.
Until this year, Republican voters mostly bought it. But Trump was their way of telling their leaders they’re done waiting. They want their piece of the pie now, even if it means unleashing the Trumpinator to get it.
People have been conscious of the defection of working-class voters to the Republican Party for years, but this has always been dismissed as the consequence of skillfull propaganda. It’s the What’s the Matter With Kansas? creation story, i.e., that the white working class has been hoodwinked into going against its own economic interests thanks to cynical/backward appeals to race, religion and culture.
But that isn’t the whole story, as some leading Democrats are beginning to realize. Joe Biden went on Morning Joe a few weeks ago and admitted that “the Democratic Party over all hasn’t spoken enough to [working-class voters],” the “ordinary people busting their necks.” [snip]
The problem with all of this is that the Democrats went so far in the direction of advocacy for the global religion that they made something as idiotic as the rise of unabashed nativist Donald Trump possible.
Worse, Trump’s rise will give the Globalist Faith Militant an automatic argument for more time. They will decry any criticism of free trade or globalization as racist Trumpism, and Trump is such a galactic jackass that this will work, his vast inventory of offensive bleatings discrediting even the legitimate economic concerns of his voters.
But expecting American politicians to advocate first and foremost for their own constituents isn’t isolationism. It’s just rational self-interest, which neoliberals only seem to disbelieve in when it pertains to labor. Moreover we didn’t call movements to disinvest from South Africa or the Soviet Union “nativism.” We called that idealism.
Matt Bai is so stupid, so full of hate, he can’t see past his anti-Trump jingoism. If Matt Bai had an ounce of intellectual honesty he would praise Trump for telling the truth and fighting for the working class. But the left is so corrupt we cannot expect anything like honesty from their precincts.
Consider, both major political parties for their own selfish reasons, seek to impose illegal immigration amnesty, common core, disaster trade policies such as TPP. Both parties are in cahoots on these issues. Donald J. Trump is against illegal immigration amnesty, common core, disaster trade policies.
The GOP establishment wants to sell the notion that the problem with Donald J. Trump is one of “tone” and bombastic “personality”. But the GOP establishment’s problem with Donald J. Trump is one of policy. That’s why there can be no peace. One must die for the other to live.
Donald J. Trump is against what both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party want to impose on this nation. Recall that many of the abominations of the Obama gangster government were birthed by Republicans. TARP, Common Core, bailouts, trade deals – were authored by George W. Bush and then co-authored by Barack Obama. ObamaCare? It used to be called RomneyCare.
Donald J. Trump is against what both the Democratic Party of Barack Obama and the Republican Party of George W. Bush have imposed on American citizens. The American people are against what the Democratic Party of Barack Obama and the Republican Party of George W. Bush have wrought. That’s why there is a New Republican Party rising.
Donald J. Trump, aided and abetted by the voters, will bring about a realignment – a New Republican Party.
The last three Donald J. Trump speeches are the building blocks of the New Republican Party. The first speech was a tough discussion on terrorism. The second speech is the one we focused on in Part I. This second speech was a direct appeal to black voters (and a clever way to appeal to white suburban voters who don’t want to be perceived as “racist”) and an attack on lobbyists and the “rigged system”. At the end of the second speech Trump summed it all up – an appeal to blacks and the poor and an attack on the rigged system that benefits the powerful political establishment:
Let’s talk about what this means for the inner cities of America. It’s time to break through the television noise, the entrenched interests. I understand that a lot of powerful people in our political system – a lot of people who’ve created our problems – will lose a lot of their contracts, and their special gigs, if African-American voters, and all minority voters, support my campaign.
It’s time to stop making the special interests rich. It’s time to make the American people rich.
I am going to Make America Wealthy Again.
The Democratic Party has run nearly every inner city in this country for 50 years, and run them into financial ruin.
They’ve ruined the schools.
They’ve driven out the jobs.
They’ve tolerated a level of crime no American should consider acceptable.
Violent crime has risen 17% in America’s 50 largest cities last year. Killings of police officers this year is up nearly 50 percent. Homicides are up more than 60% in Baltimore. They are up more than 50% in Washington, D.C.
This is the future offered by Hillary Clinton. More poverty, more crime, and more of the same. The future she offers is the most pessimistic thing I can possibly imagine.
It is time for a different future.
Here is what I am proposing.
First, on immigration. No community in this country has been hurt worse by Hillary Clinton’s immigration policies than the African-American community. Now she is proposing to print instant work permits for millions of illegal immigrants, taking jobs directly from low-income Americans. [snip]
On trade, I am going to renegotiate NAFTA, stand up to China, withdraw from the TPP, and protect every last American job.
On taxes, I am going to give a massive tax cut to every worker and small business in this country, bring thousands of new companies and millions of new jobs onto our shores – and make it very difficult for our businesses to leave.
I am going to reform our regulations so jobs stay in America, and new businesses come to America to hire workers right here in Milwaukee. Every policy my opponent has sends jobs overseas. I am going to bring trillions in new wealth back to the United States.
On education, it is time to have school choice, merit pay for teachers, and to end the tenure policies that hurt good teachers and reward bad teachers. We are going to put students and parents first.
Hillary Clinton would rather deny opportunities to millions of young African-American children, just so she can curry favor with the education bureaucracy.
I am going to allow charter schools to thrive, and help young kids get on the American ladder of success: a good education, and a good-paying job.
On crime, I am going to support more police in our communities, appoint the best prosecutors and judges in the country, pursue strong enforcement of federal laws, and I am going to break up the gangs, the cartels and criminal syndicates terrorizing our neighborhoods. To every lawbreaker hurting innocent people in this country, I say: your free reign will soon come crashing to an end.
On healthcare, we are going to get rid of Obamacare – which has caused soaring double-digit premium increases – and give choice to patients and consumers. Aetna, just today, announced they are dropping out – as are many of the major insurance companies.
On government corruption, I am going to restore honor to our government. We’ve seen the corruption of Hillary Clinton, the mass email deletions, the pay-for-play at the State Department, the profiteering, the favors given to foreign corporations and governments at your expense. We’ve seen a former Secretary of State lie to Congress about her illegal email scheme, risk innocent American lives, and bring dishonor onto our government.
In my Administration, I am going to enforce all laws concerning the protection of classified information. No one will be above the law.
I am going to forbid senior officials from trading favors for cash by preventing them from collecting lavish speaking fees through their spouses when they serve.
I am going to ask my senior officials to sign an agreement not to accept speaking fees from corporations with a registered lobbyist for five years after leaving office, or from any entity tied to a foreign government. This is all just the beginning.
We are going to make this a government of the people once again. This is our chance to take back power from all the people who’ve taken it from you. The reason you see the establishment media lining up behind my opponent is because they are scared that you, with your vote, can take away their power and return it to your family and community.
These are tough times. But I know we can make American Greater Than Ever Before.
To do this, we are going to need a fighter in the White House.
I will be your fighter. [snip]
The only individuals she’s ever delivered for is her donors – not the people.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. My opponent asks her supporters to repeat a three-word pledge. Her pledge reads: “I’m With Her”
I choose to recite a different pledge. My pledge reads: “I’m With You – the American people.”
I will fight to ensure that every American is treated equally, protected equally, and honored equally. We will reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all of its forms, and seek a new future of security, prosperity and opportunity – a future built on our common culture and values as one American people.
I am asking for your vote so I can be your champion in the White House. We will once again be a country of law and order, and a country of great success.
To every parent who dreams for their children, and to every child who dreams for their future, I say these words to you tonight: I’m with you, I will fight for you, and I will win for you.
On Monday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism.
On Tuesday, in Wisconsin, I talked about how we are going to restore law and order to this country. [snip]
I speak the truth for all of you, and for everyone in this country who doesn’t have a voice.
I speak the truth on behalf of the factory worker who lost his or her job.
I speak the truth on behalf of the Veteran who has been denied the medical care they need – and so many are not making it. They are dying.
I speak the truth on behalf of the family living near the border that deserves to be safe in their own country but is instead living with no security at all.
Our campaign is about representing the great majority of Americans – Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Conservatives and Liberals – who read the newspaper, or turn on the TV, and don’t hear anyone speaking for them. All they hear are insiders fighting for insiders.
These are the forgotten men and women in our society, and they are angry at so much on so many levels. The poverty, the unemployment, the failing schools, the jobs moving to other countries.
I am fighting for these forgotten Americans.
Trump also addressed the world he comes from which helps to explain the departure of Paul Manafort and Corey Lewandowski as well as the new team Trump has assembled. A builder like Trump understands that you hire the crane operator only for as long as she is needed, once the job is done, the project moves forward. Manafort’s job was to appease the Republican establishment during the Republican convention and to make sure Trump secured the delegates for the convention. Manafort did his job. Now a new team was needed.
In the world of Trump you do your job. The mission comes first. The excavator arrives to dig the earth so the foundation can be laid and once that job is done the excavators leave. The iron workers arrive to build the skeletal frame then the iron workers leave. The bricklayers arrive to their job followed by the contractors who border rooms with their plasterboard, followed by the carpenters, painters, floor installers, electricians, and eventually the tenants.
Trump comes from a world of easy to see achievements:
In the world I come from, if something is broken, you fix it.
If something isn’t working, you replace it.
If a product doesn’t deliver, you make a change.
I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens.
That’s why I am running: to end the decades of bitter failure and to offer the American people a new future of honesty, justice and opportunity. A future where America, and its people, always – and I mean always – come first.
Aren’t you tired of a system that gets rich at your expense?
Aren’t you tired of the same old lies and the same old broken promises? And Hillary Clinton has proven to be one of the greatest liars of all time.
Aren’t you tired of arrogant leaders who look down on you, instead of serving and protecting you?
That is all about to change – and it’s about to change soon. We are going to put the American people first again. [snip]
Instead, every story is told from the perspective of the insiders. It’s the narrative of the people who rigged the system, never the voice of the people it’s been rigged against.
So many people suffering in silence. No cameras, no coverage, no outrage from a media class that seems to get outraged over just about everything else.
So again, it’s not about me. It’s never been about me. It’s about all the people in this country who don’t have a voice.
I am running to be their voice.
I am running to be the voice for every forgotten part of this country that has been waiting and hoping for a better future.
I am glad that I make the powerful a little uncomfortable now and again – INCLUDING SOME POWERFUL PEOPLE IN MY OWN PARTY. Because it means I am fighting for real change.
There’s a reason the hedge fund managers, the financial lobbyists, the Wall Street investors, are throwing their money at Hillary Clinton. Because they know she will make sure the system stays rigged in their favor.
It’s the powerful protecting the powerful.
The insiders fighting for the insiders.
I am fighting for you.
Them’s fighting words. Trump is birthing a New Republican Party with appeals to all the disaffected.
One last point, the rope-a-dope. While Hillary has disappeared more or less from the campaign trail, on most days Donald Trump is active every day. Trump and Hillary both knew that the stupid Olympic games (can’t we rid ourselves of this silliness or relegate the games to every ten years?) would suck up the news cycle. Hillary effectively disappeared during this period. Trump’s strategy has been to soak up attention with campaign appearances in state after state knowing he could break on local television through the sports fog.
But Donald J. Trump’s most audacious rope-a-dope strategy, the most nerve racking strategy, has been to rely on free attention from Big Media and not spend cash this summer season. Hillary2016 by contrast has spent money hand over fist which has led to higher poll ratings. The results are classic Muhammad Ali rope-a-dope:
Trump’s campaign spending at half the rate of Clinton’s
Donald Trump doubled his campaign expenses last month yet was still spending at a far slower clip than Hillary Clinton.
New finance documents show the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign spent about $18.5 million in July. By comparison, the Democratic presidential nominee spent about $38 million.
Boxer Muhammad Ali had a boxing strategy. Knowing his opponent’s strength and fully aware of that power, Ali went to the ropes surrounding the boxing ring. There, Ali took blow after blow, brutal punch after brutal punch. Ali only jabbing back sufficiently to convince the referee that he was still able to fight so the ref would not end the fight. Ali, in his “protective stance” against the ropes encouraged the beating delivered by his opponent, who now sells hamburger grills. Ali, took to the ropes to rope himself a dope. “The plan is to cause the opponent to punch himself out and make mistakes which the boxer can then exploit in a counter-attack.” Compare Ali, to Trump:
At the time some observers thought that Ali was being horribly beaten and worried that they might see him get killed in the ring. [snip] However, far from being brutalized, Ali was relatively protected from Foreman’s blows. Norman Mailer described the advantage of Ali’s rope-a-dope this way: “Standing on one’s feet, it is painful to absorb a heavy body punch even when blocked with one’s arm. The torso, the legs and the spine take the shock. Leaning on the ropes, however, Ali can pass it along; the rope will receive the strain.” Ali’s preparation for the fight, which involved toughening himself up by allowing his sparring partners to pummel him, contributed to observers’ sense that Ali was outmatched. But when Foreman became tired from the beating he was delivering, Ali took advantage and won the match.
The dumb observers were wrong. Like Ali, Donald J. Trump has been considered out for the count. But like Ali, Trump comes out punching at a time of his choosing, in accord with his strategy. The time to punch forward starts this week, just before Labor Day as attention to political campaigns increases, as the Olympic tomfoolery ends.
Update: As we write at the end of our article, Big Media hates Donald J. Trump for ideological reasons and because Big Media has financial interests at stake. Donald J. Trump uses Big Media like a dog uses a chew toy then Trump does not give Big Media what Big Media wants: respect and money. Big Media is scum and Donald J. Trump hits them where it hurts:
Spending on political advertising during the U.S. presidential election has dropped 60 percent from 2012, a troubling sign for local TV broadcasters that were counting on a windfall. [snip]
Spending is down in part because Trump’s campaign has relied instead on getting his message across in a steady stream of media interviews and tweets.
In other news, Donald J. Trump is in Baton Rouge, Paul Manafort is no longer with the Trump campaign, and Barack Obama continues to golf and give his daughter advice on how to join the Choom gang. Trump it up:
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence were in Louisiana Friday to survey the flood damage that killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands more.
The visit comes amid an ongoing staff shakeup. Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned Friday following revelations about his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. In a statement, Trump praised Manafort’s work on the campaign and called him a “true professional.” [snip]
In East Baton Rouge Parish, Friday, Trump’s motorcade drove through hard-hit communities, where ripped up carpet and flooring, furniture and the entire contents of homes were piled on the curb. People who were still mucking out their homes, in some instances, came out to wave at the motorcade with gloved hands dirty from their house-gutting work. He and Pence then met a group of volunteers at a Baptist church who have been cooking meals for flood victims and helping the elderly gut their homes.
“Thank you for coming, Mr. Trump,” one woman screamed.
“We knew you would be here for us!” another shouted.
Two speeches, two hires, that shook the world. Have no doubt, we witness a stupendous series of moves by Donald Trump this past week.
The remaining question about Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign is answered. The fury from the political establishment will be enormous.
What was the “remaining question about Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign”? It was the “pivot” question. Whether Trump would bow to the establishment and become a conventional candidate in a conventional campaign that in our opinion would lead to a conventional loss. That question has been answered in a series of power punches.
Today Trump hired a woman to be his campaign manager, pollster Kellyanne Conway, and from Breitbart, Steve Bannon to be the campaign CEO. These hires indicate the Trump campaign will now let Trump be Trump. From our campaign experience we have many suggestions as to what the next steps should be for the two new hires, but this is not the place to make these suggestions. What does matter is that both
these new hires want to fight. Trump to wants to fight.
In a sense what has happened is that Donald J. Trump has been beaten to a pulp by reality. The reality always has been that Donald J. Trump is the burning fire that devours the political establishment and brings about a new politics. For a while there the question lingered about whether Trump would embrace reality or continue to try to appease his political enemies and preserve the old order. Today, beyond dispute, Trump embraces reality.
What is that reality in toto? We understand the critique from those that want Trump to win (and those that want Trump to lose) that Trump should devote himself to raising money then spend money on ads, Trump should give carefully crafted regurgitation speeches that force him to “stay on message”, Trump should not be “distracted”, Trump should run as the head of the political party, Trump should cut his balls off in order to win because only a neutered dull candidate can win the general election. We understand that critique but we reject it.
Why do we reject that critique? First of all we remember 2008. We learned in that campaign that BIG MEDIA IS THE ENEMY. We coined the phrase “Big Media” and explained the usage during the 2008 campaign. We were very happy to see Donald J. Trump use the phrase “Big Media” in his speech Tuesday night.
The “stay on message” critique against Trump is foolish because no matter what Trump says he will be attacked. If Trump says “it’s a lovely day” Big Media will point out a flood or disaster somewhere in the world and thereby denounce Trump as cruel or evil or even, as in 2008, “racist”.
If Trump stays “on message” and says I want to do “this”, Big Media along with the #NeverTrump loons and the Obama Dimocrat authoritarians will attack. If Trump says “on message” and says little but pablum rhetoric, the same creeps will denounce Trump as “without substance”. If Trump walks on water, Big Media, the #NeverTrump loons, and the Obama Dimocrat creeps will say “Trump can’t swim”.
Donald J. Trump will not win with appeasement as his policy. Donald J. Trump will win if he embraces reality and remains the voice of those that demand CHANGE!!! The “change” will only come to fruition with the destruction of the old order in the Republican Party, the destruction of the Obama Dimocrat Party, and the destruction of Big Media.
With his new hires Trump has embraced reality. The proof is that astounding speech on Tuesday night in riot torn Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
When the say to Trump, "Act more PRESIDENTIAL"; what they REALLY MEAN is "Act more like a POLITICIAN"!!!
On Tuesday night, Donald Trump delivered his domestic policy punch. It’s a magnificent speech as the transcript attests. In Part II of this article we will examine further some of the ramifications of the speech. For now, we will excerpt highlights. The speech starts with a strong analysis of the black community and the need for law and order as benefits to the poor:
We are at a decisive moment in this election.
Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness.
Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and sacrifice in difficult times.
The violence, riots and destruction that have taken place in Milwaukee is an assault on the right of all citizens to live in security and peace.
Law and order must be restored. It must be restored for the sake of all, but most especially the sake of those living in the affected communities.
The main victims of these riots are law-abiding African-American citizens living in these neighborhoods. It is their jobs, their homes, their schools and communities which will suffer as a result.
There is no compassion in tolerating lawless conduct. Crime and violence is an attack on the poor, and will never be accepted in a Trump Administration.
The narrative that has been pushed aggressively for years now by our current Administration, and pushed by my opponent Hillary Clinton, is a false one. The problem in our poorest communities is not that there are too many police, the problem is that there are not enough police.
More law enforcement, more community engagement, more effective policing is what our country needs.
Just like Hillary Clinton is against the miners, she is against the police. You know it, and I know it.
Those peddling the narrative of cops as a racist force in our society – a narrative supported with a nod by my opponent – share directly in the responsibility for the unrest in Milwaukee, and many other places within our country.
They have fostered the dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America.
Everytime we rush to judgment with false facts and narratives – whether in Ferguson or in Baltimore – and foment further unrest, we do a direct disservice to poor African-American residents who are hurt by the high crime in their communities.
During the last 72 hours, while protestors have raged against the police here in Milwaukee, another 9 were killed in Chicago and another 46 were wounded. More than 2,600 people have been shot in Chicago since the beginning of the year, and almost 4,000 killed in President Obama’s hometown area since his presidency began.
How are we serving these American victims by attacking law enforcement officers?
The war on our police must end. It must end now.
The war on our police is a war on all peaceful citizens who want to be able to work and live and send their kids to school in safety.
Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, the violent disruptor. Our job is to make life more comfortable for the African-American parent who wants their kids to be able to safely walk the streets. Or the senior citizen waiting for a bus. Or the young child walking home from school.
For every one violent protestor, there are a hundred moms and dads and kids on that same city block who just want to be able to sleep safely at night. My opponent would rather protect the offender than the victim.
Hillary Clinton-backed policies are responsible for the problems in the inner cities today, and a vote for her is a vote for another generation of poverty, high crime, and lost opportunities.
In that section Trump acknowledges reality and declares war on the established order which ordains that criminals be turned into heroes even as decent citizens, especially decent citizens in poor or black neighborhoods, be imprisoned in the homes so the criminals can be free to terrorize and oppress.
Donald J. Trump then turned his attention to Hillary Clinton Obama Third Term policies as well as other culprits of the old order responsible for the depraved conditions certain American citizens are forced to endure by political correctness and tolerance for criminal society:
Imagine how many lives could have been saved, all across this country, if Democratic politicians hadn’t blocked in their cities what Rudy did in New York City? I’ll make sure we deliver safe neighborhoods here in Milwaukee, and all across this country.
It’s easy for Hillary Clinton to turn a blind eye to crime when she has her own private security force. I believe all Americans, not just the powerful, are entitled to security.
Hillary Clinton has had her chance. She failed. Now it’s time for new leadership.
The Hillary Clinton agenda hurts poor people the most.
There is no compassion in allowing drug dealers, gang members, and felons to prey on innocent people. It is the first duty of government to keep the innocent safe, and when I am President I will fight for the safety of every American – and especially those Americans who have not known safety for a very, very long time.
I am asking for the vote of every African-American citizen struggling in our country today who wants a different future.
It is time for our society to address some honest and very difficult truths.
The Democratic Party has failed and betrayed the African-American community. Democratic crime policies, education policies, and economic policies have produced only more crime, more broken homes, and more poverty.
Let us look at the situation right here in Milwaukee, a city run by Democrats for decade after decade. [snip]
1 in 5 manufacturing jobs has disappeared in Milwaukee since we fully opened our markets to China, and many African-American neighborhoods have borne the brunt of this hit.
To every voter in Milwaukee, to every voter living in every inner city, or every forgotten stretch of our society, I am running to offer you a better future.
The Democratic Party has taken the votes of African-Americans for granted. They’ve just assumed they’ll get your support and done nothing in return for it. It’s time to give the Democrats some competition for these votes, and it’s time to rebuild the inner cities of America – and to reject the failed leadership of a rigged political system.
I’m not part of the corrupt system. In fact, the corrupt system is trying to stop me. I’ve been paying my own way. The voters in the Republican Party this year defied the donors, the consultants, the power brokers, and choose a nominee from outside our failed and corrupt and broken system.
Again, the above is astounding. Donald J. Trump is a “nominee from outside our failed and corrupt and broken system” and he beat the Republican establishment. Trump then asks black Americans to join him in the battle to destroy the entire political establishment that degrades us all. Trump then becomes a Pillar of Fire leading black America out of bondage:
I am running to listen to your voice, to hear your cries for help. The quiet voices in our society, not the loudest demonstrators, need to have their demands heard.
Jobs. Safety. Opportunity. Fair and equal representation.
We reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton which panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes, not as individual human beings worthy of a better future. She doesn’t care at all about the hurting people of this country, or the suffering she has caused them.
The African-American community has been taken for granted for decades by the Democratic Party. It’s time to break with the failures of the past – I want to offer Americans a new future.
It is time for rule by the people, not rule by special interests.
Every insider, getting rich off of our broken system, is throwing money at Hillary Clinton. The hedge fund managers, the Wall Street investors, the professional political class.
It’s the powerful protecting the powerful.
Insiders fighting for insiders.
I am fighting for you.
The only thing missing is Donald J. Trump shouting “Power to the People” and the black power salute. But it is not just black Americans who suffer and who Donald J. Trump promises to protect. Trump elevates his critique of the old established order to the high places:
When we talk about the insider, who are we talking about? It’s the comfortable politicians looking out for their own interests. It’s the lobbyists who know how to insert that perfect loophole into every bill. It’s the financial industry that knows how to regulate their competition out of existence. The insiders also include the media executives, anchors and journalists in Washington, Los Angeles, and New York City, who are part of the same failed status quo and want nothing to change.
Every day you pick up a newspaper, or turn on the nightly news, and you hear about some self-interest banker or some discredited Washington insider says they oppose our campaign. Or some encrusted old politician says they oppose our campaign. Or some big time lobbyist says they oppose our campaign.
I wear their opposition as a badge of honor. Because it means I am fighting for REAL change, not just partisan change. I am fighting – all of us across the country are fighting – for peaceful regime change in our own country. The media-donor-political complex that’s bled this country dry has to be replaced with a new government of, by and for the people.
The leadership class in Washington D.C., of which Hillary Clinton has been a member for thirty years, has abandoned the people of this country.
I am going to give the people their voice back.
This is an astounding revolutionary tub-thumper of a speech. “Power to the People!” Notice how Trump does not distinguish between Republicans, Democrats, Obama Dimocrats, Hillary, McConnell, Ryan. Trump denounces “The leadership class in Washington D.C.”, the entire rotted, rotten, rotting, structure. “Power to the People!” It’s the political establishment Trump promises to tear down:
Think about it. The people opposing our campaign are the same people who have left our border open and let innocent people suffer as a result.
The people opposing our campaign are the same people who have led us into one disastrous foreign war after another.
The people opposing our campaign are the same people who lied to us about one trade deal after another.
Aren’t you tired of a system that gets rich at your expense?
Aren’t you tired of big media, big businesses, and big donors rigging the system to keep your voice from being heard?
Are you ready for change?
Are you ready for leadership that puts you, the American people, first? That puts your country first? That puts your family first?
Another aspect of Big Media and why we reject the advice for Trump to run a “conventional” campaign is MONEY. Big Media hates Trump because he is not like the boob Barack Obama. But don’t rule out self interest either. At this point in a campaign Big Media expected profits from Donald J. Trump in the hundreds of millions of dollars. We’re not talking about increased revenues from the higher ratings Trump continues to bring. We’re talking dollars, dollars, dollars!
Big Media expected the Republican nominee to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in ads. Donald Trump has not done that. So Big Media is angry. Big Media wanted Trump to waste his money on ads no one cares to watch. Instead Big Media sees Donald J. Trump using Big Media as his cat’s paw, beating Big Media incessantly – to bolster himself – but not giving Big Media the hundreds of millions of dollars in ad revenue they expected. Sure, Donald J. Trump will soon begin to air ads, on his own time in his own interest in states such as Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. But Big Media wanted that cash and much more. Like small time hoods Big Media expects money to grease their palms. So Big Media attacks Donald J. Trump as an ideological enemy and as someone who refuses to fill their coffers.
Donald J. Trump is the revolutionary Pillar of Fire which consumes Big Media and the exhausted established order. In Part II, we will discuss the Workers’ Party and how to “rope-a-dope”.
Today Donald J. Trump made a superb speech calling for common sense vetting of immigrants as part of the war against Muslim terrorists and the war on ISIS along with other Muslim ideological creeps. Donald Trump did not specifically talk about clits, but he did so in a round about way.
What is this clit talk? It’s female genital mutilation. Anyone who practices female genital mutilation, or cutting clits, should not be allowed into or remain in the United States. Anyone in the United States that can be removed, revoked citizenship, sent back to the hellholes from whence they came should be kicked out if they practice or condone female genital mutilation. Got that clit cutters? Out ya go!
The number of women and girls at risk for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United States has more than doubled in the past 10 years, according to new figures released on Friday. [snip]
More than half a million women and girls in the U.S. are at risk of undergoing FGM in the U.S. or abroad, or have already undergone the procedure, including 166,173 under the age of 18, according to the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). Immigration to the U.S. from African and Middle Eastern countries—where the practice of FGM is a deeply entrenched cultural tradition—is the sole factor for the rise in numbers, says Mark Mather, a demographer at PRB who led the data analysis. [snip]
Included in the data are girls at risk of being sent back to their family’s origin country to undergo FGM—a practice widely known as “vacation cutting”—or having a traditional midwife or cutter sent to perform FGM in the U.S. [snip]
The practice, known to be performed in 29 countries and usually at the hands of midwives or physicians, involves cutting the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Depending on local customs, it could also include additional modifications ranging from cutting away part of the clitoris to removing the inner and outer vaginal lips before sewing the remaining skin together, leaving a small hole for urination and menstrual blood.
Any religion, any country, that tolerates female genital mutilation should be subject to vetting of potential immigrants to the United States. Anyone who opposes common sense vetting to end this woman hating practice must be exposed. Donald J. Trump no doubt is for common sense vetting to end clit cutting. Lots of Democrats over the years have said they oppose clit cutting but they fall short of the necessary common sense vetting Donald J. Trump wisely espouses.
Donald J. Trump did not talk specifically about the need to end female genital mutilation today, but his speech leaves no doubt Donald J. Trump will battle the clit cutters along with the Muslim terrorists.
Today we begin a conversation about how to Make America Safe Again. In the 20th Century, the United States defeated Fascism, Nazism, and Communism. Now, a different threat challenges our world: Radical Islamic Terrorism. This summer, there has been an ISIS attack launched outside the war zones of the Middle East every 84 hours.
Here, in America, we have seen one brutal attack after another. [snip]
We cannot let this evil continue. Nor can we let the hateful ideology of Radical Islam – its oppression of women, gays, children, and nonbelievers – be allowed to reside or spread within our own countries. We will defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism, just as we have defeated every threat we have faced in every age before.
But we will not defeat it with closed eyes, or silenced voices. Anyone who cannot name our enemy, is not fit to lead this country. Anyone who cannot condemn the hatred, oppression and violence of Radical Islam lacks the moral clarity to serve as our President.
The rise of ISIS is the direct result of policy decisions made by President Obama and Secretary Clinton
Let’s look back at the Middle East at the very beginning of 2009, before the Obama-Clinton Administration took over.
Libya was stable.
Syria was under control.
Egypt was ruled by a secular President and an ally of the United States. [snip]
In 2014, ISIS was operating in some 7 nations. Today they are fully operational in 18 countries with aspiring branches in 6 more, for a total of 24 – and many believe it is even more than that. The situation is likely worse than the public knows: a new Congressional report reveals that the Administration has downplayed the growth of ISIS, with 40% of surveyed analysts saying they had experienced efforts to manipulate their findings. [snip]
At the same time, ISIS is trying to infiltrate refugee flows into Europe and the United States.
Donald J. Trump eviscerates the Obama policies during the Arab “spring”, the Obama apology tours, the abomination Cairo speech to the “Muslim world” which at the time we declared a Pearl Harbor style attack against Israel and the West. It is not just brilliant analysis which comports with our analysis since 2007. Donald J. Trump makes his proposals plain as the beard on a Muslim terrorist:
If I become President, the era of nation-building will be ended. Our new approach, which must be shared by both parties in America, by our allies overseas, and by our friends in the Middle East, must be to halt the spread of Radical Islam.
All actions should be oriented around this goal, and any country which shares this goal will be our ally. We cannot always choose our friends, but we can never fail to recognize our enemies.
As President, I will call for an international conference focused on this goal. We will work side-by-side with our friends in the Middle East, including our greatest ally, Israel. We will partner with King Abdullah of Jordan, and President Sisi of Egypt, and all others who recognize this ideology of death that must be extinguished.
We will also work closely with NATO on this new mission. I had previously said that NATO was obsolete because it failed to deal adequately with terrorism; since my comments they have changed their policy and now have a new division focused on terror threats.
I also believe that we could find common ground with Russia in the fight against ISIS. They too have much at stake in the outcome in Syria, and have had their own battles with Islamic terrorism.
My Administration will aggressively pursue joint and coalition military operations to crush and destroy ISIS, international cooperation to cutoff their funding, expanded intelligence sharing, and cyberwarfare to disrupt and disable their propaganda and recruiting. We cannot allow the internet to be used as a recruiting tool, and for other purposes, by our enemy – we must shut down their access to this form of communication, and we must do so immediately.
Unlike Hillary Clinton, who has risked so many lives with her careless handling of sensitive information, my Administration will not telegraph exact military plans to the enemy. [snip]
The fight will not be limited to ISIS. We will decimate Al Qaeda, and we will seek to starve funding for Iran-backed Hamas and Hezbollah. We can use existing UN Security Council resolutions to apply new sanctions.
Military, cyber and financial warfare will all be essential in dismantling Islamic terrorism.
But we must use ideological warfare as well.
Just as we won the Cold War, in part, by exposing the evils of communism and the virtues of free markets, so too must we take on the ideology of Radical Islam.
While my opponent accepted millions of dollars in Foundation donations from countries where being gay is an offense punishable by prison or death, my Administration will speak out against the oppression of women, gays and people of different faith.
Our Administration will be a friend to all moderate Muslim reformers in the Middle East, and will amplify their voices.
This includes speaking out against the horrible practice of honor killings, where women are murdered by their relatives for dressing, marrying or acting in a way that violates fundamentalist teachings.
Over 1,000 Pakistani girls are estimated to be the victims of honor killings by their relatives each year. Recently, a prominent Pakistani social media star was strangled to death by her brother on the charge of dishonoring the family. In his confession, the brother took pride in the murder and said: “Girls are born to stay home and follow traditions.”
Shockingly, this is a practice that has reached our own shores.
One such case involves an Iraqi immigrant who was sentenced to 34 years in jail for running over his own daughter claiming she had become “too Westernized.”
To defeat Islamic terrorism, we must also speak out forcefully against a hateful ideology that provides the breeding ground for violence and terrorism to grow.
It’s not such a far leap by us to claim Donald J. Trump will stop clit cutting. Trump’s strong language in defense of women and gays are exactly what is needed.
Trump then references how our immigration policy must be wielded to stop abuses such as clit cutting and honor killings:
A new immigration policy is needed as well.
The common thread linking the major Islamic terrorist attacks that have recently occurred on our soil – 9/11, the Ft. Hood shooting, the Boston Bombing, the San Bernardino attack, the Orlando attack – is that they have involved immigrants or the children of immigrants.
Clearly, new screening procedures are needed.
A review by the U.S. Senate Immigration Subcommittee has identified 380 foreign-born individuals charged with terrorism or terrorism related offenses between 9/11 and 2014, and many more since then.
We also know that ISIS recruits refugees after their entrance into the country – as we have seen with the Somali refugee population in Minnesota.
Beyond terrorism, as we have seen in France, foreign populations have brought their anti-Semitic attitudes with them.
Pew polling shows that in many of the countries from which we draw large numbers of immigrants, extreme views about religion – such as the death penalty for those who leave the faith – are commonplace.
A Trump Administration will establish a clear principle that will govern all decisions pertaining to immigration: we should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people.
Trump says what is needed to be said. Immigrants to this country should not come to destroy us. Immigrants to this country should be those “who share our values and respect our people.” And that includes Jews.
Trump ties it together:
In the Cold War, we had an ideological screening test. The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today.
In addition to screening out all members or sympathizers of terrorist groups, we must also screen out any who have hostile attitudes towards our country or its principles – or who believe that Sharia law should supplant American law.
Those who do not believe in our Constitution, or who support bigotry and hatred, will not be admitted for immigration into the country.
Only those who we expect to flourish in our country – and to embrace a tolerant American society – should be issued visas.
To put these new procedures in place, we will have to temporarily suspend immigration from some of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism.
As soon as I take office, I will ask the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security to identify a list of regions where adequate screening cannot take place. We will stop processing visas from those areas until such time as it is deemed safe to resume based on new circumstances or new procedures.
The size of current immigration flows are simply too large to perform adequate screening.
We admit about 100,000 permanent immigrants from the Middle East every year. Beyond that, we admit hundreds of thousands of temporary workers and visitors from the same regions. If we don’t control the numbers, we can’t perform adequate screening.
By contrast, my opponent wants to increase the flow of Syrian refugees by 550% percent.
The United States Senate Subcommittee on Immigration estimates that Hillary Clinton’s plan would mean roughly 620,000 refugees from all current refugee-sending nations in her first term, assuming no cuts to other refugee programs. This would be additional to all other nonrefugee immigration.
The Subcommittee estimates her plan would impose a lifetime cost of roughly $400 billion when you include the costs of healthcare, welfare, housing, schooling, and all other entitlement benefits that are excluded from the State Department’s placement figures.
In short, Hillary Clinton wants to be America’s Angela Merkel, and you know what a disaster this massive immigration has been to Germany and the people of Germany – crime has risen to levels that no one thought would they would ever see. We have enough problems in our country, we don’t need another one.
Finally, we will need to restore common sense to our security procedures.
Another common feature of the past attacks that have occurred on our soil is that warning signs were ignored.
The 9/11 hijackers had fraud all over their visa applications.
The Russians warned us about the Boston Bombers, here on political asylum, and the attackers were even twice interviewed by the FBI.
The female San Bernardino shooter, here on a fiancé visa from Saudi Arabia, wrote of her support for Jihad online. A neighbor saw suspicious behavior but didn’t warn authorities, because said they didn’t want to be accused of racially profiling – now many are dead and gravely wounded.
The shooter in Orlando reportedly celebrated in his classroom after 9/11. [snip] His father, a native of Afghanistan, supported the oppressive Taliban regime, and expressed anti-American views – and by the way, was just seen sitting behind Hillary Clinton with a big smile on his face all the way through her speech. He obviously liked what she had to say.
The Ft. Hood Shooter delivered a presentation to a room full of mental health experts before the attacks in which he threw out one red flag after another. He even proclaimed that “we love death more than you love life!”
These warnings signs were ignored because political correctness has replaced common sense in our society.
That is why one of my first acts as President will be to establish a Commission on Radical Islam – which will include reformist voices in the Muslim community who will hopefully work with us. We want to build bridges and erase divisions.
The goal of the commission will be to identify and explain to the American public the core convictions and beliefs of Radical Islam, to identify the warning signs of radicalization, and to expose the networks in our society that support radicalization. [snip]
To accomplish a goal, you must state a mission: the support networks for Radical Islam in this country will be stripped out and removed one by one.
Immigration officers will also have their powers restored: those who are guests in our country that are preaching hate will be asked to return home. [snip]
This also means we have to promote the exceptional virtues of our own way of life – and expecting that newcomers to our society do the same.
Pride in our institutions, our history and our values should be taught by parents and teachers, and impressed upon all who join our society.
Assimilation is not an act of hostility, but an expression of compassion. Our system of government, and our American culture, is the best in the world and will produce the best outcomes for all who adopt it.
Donald Trump made a common sense speech today against Muslim terrorism and the ugly ideology of these creeps. Big Media and the GOP establishment, the filthy fifty, along with the dimwits in the Dimocrat Party will lambast Trump. People with common sense will recognize the obvious logic of what Trump said.
Update: Today, more bullsh*t. Trump asked Second Amendment supporters to vote. Big Media turns that into a death threat against Hillary. Phony bullsh*t. Remember when Hillary Clinton was accused by Barack Obama thugs of threatening to kill Barack Obama?
The phony accusation was disgusting when Obama made it against Hillary Clinton in 2008. The phony accusation is doubly disgusting now that Hillary2016 and Big Media spew the lie.
Assume, for the sake of argument, what Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have said about Benghazi is true. If they lied about what really happened in Benghazi, it is very very bad. But if they are telling the truth, it is even worse.
Assume, for the sake of argument, today’s Hillary2016 rally in Florida is not an abomination. It’s really much much worse.
Assume, for the sake of argument, Donald Trump is as clueless as Hillary2016 wants everyone to believe. Yesterday, the proof came in of how without Donald J. Trump it will be much much worse.
Let’s take these arguments in order.
On Benghazi, we don’t believe the garbage that has been served up by Barack Obama. Since the beginning we strongly suspected that the activities in Benghazi involved the C.I.A., gunrunning, and who knows what other nefarious purposes. Since the beginning we assumed Hillary Clinton, at best, was protecting Barack Obama and his nefarious schemes. But assume we are wrong and that everything that happened in Benghazi, other than that ridiculous video excuse, is as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton say. It makes Benghazi and the killing of an American ambassador and other brave men, even worse.
According to, at the time Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, there was no “stand down” order. To the contrary, Leon Panetta declared he gave a ‘go, go, go’ order. According to all the Washington policy makers the order was to do what was necessary to rescue those trapped in the Benghazi compound. Of course, those brave men in Benghazi dispute all the Washington policy makers.
Assume for the sake of argument that Panetta and the Washington liars are for once telling the truth and the brave men caught in the Benghazi disaster are perfidious liars. Isn’t this much much worse???
Consider, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, and the President of the United States, all, according to their testimony, did in fact order a rather belated defense of the Benghazi compound. Yet, nothing happened???? Isn’t this much much worse???
It’s bad enough that the attack in Benghazi took place on September 11. That date should have been clue enough to heighten the guard of every American compound and installation world-wide. It’s bad enough that the Washington policy makers did not have the sense to protect Americans working, especially those in dangerous parts of the world – like Benghazi, well before September 11 arrived. But what the Hell happened if Obama/Clinton/Panetta are telling the truth?
Understand fully the abomination of the Obama/Clinton/Panetta defense. The argument is that everyone in Washington said ‘go, go, go’ yet nobody went, went, went. The abomination of the Obama/Clinton/Panetta defense is much worse.
Benghazi is not the only abomination. Consider today. Hillary Clinton spoke in Kissimmee, Florida at a rally. Right behind Hillary, seated where he could be plainly seen, in a position usually reserved for honored guests or guests the campaign wishes to highlight, was an abomination.
Father of Orlando shooter attends Clinton rally, touts candidate
The backdrop at Hillary Clinton’s Orlando-area rally couldn’t get much stranger.
In a startling appearance Monday evening, the father of ISIS-inspired Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen showed up just steps away from the Democratic nominee, cheering her on and waving an American flag in the background – even as she paid tribute to the victims of his son’s terror rampage and condemned his “hatred.”
Seddique Mateen’s presence was first noticed by WPTV in Florida. The affiliate later interviewed Mateen, who held up a large, yellow pro-Clinton banner calling her “good for national security” and “gun control laws.”
Though Mateen claimed he had been “invited” to the Kissimmee, Fla., rally outside of Orlando, he also suggested the invitation may have come in the form of a mass email.
The Clinton campaign said Tuesday they were not aware of his presence.
“The rally was a 3,000-person, open-door event for the public,” a campaign official told Fox News. “This individual wasn’t invited as a guest and the campaign was unaware of his attendance until after the event.”
Still, Mateen’s presence right behind the candidate in full view of the cameras seemed to clash with her message, as she thanked local leaders and officers who responded to the June shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which left 49 people dead. It was the worst terror attack on American soil since 9/11. [snip]
Adding to the bizarre appearance is the father’s own background, as someone who has voiced support for the Taliban and at one point declared himself the leader of a “transitional” Afghanistan government. According to reports, he hosts a TV talk show that airs in California and is aimed at Afghans living in the U.S.
After the shooting, Mateen also vehemently condemned homosexuality – but then suggested his son had no right to open fire inside the gay nightclub. [snip]
In the interview, Mateen claimed he had been “invited” by the Democratic Party.
Shades of Benghazi!!! Hillary Clinton appears near the site of the “worst terror attack on American soil since 9/11” and behind her, cheering, is the Taliban supporter who hates gay people, with connections in the State Department whose son killed dozens nearby. The defense to this abomination, as declared by Hillary2016, makes this even worse.
THEY DIDN’T KNOW???? We haven’t heard that clunker since the Nuremberg trials.
Hillary and Hillary2016 didn’t know, right behind presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was a Taliban supporter? Was this not at the very least a Benghazi style red flag? Didn’t anyone think that a Taliban supporter at a Clinton rally sends a terrible message? Even worse, didn’t anyone think that it is dangerous to put someone a few steps away from the candidate who at the very least should raise some “possibilities”?
When the Secret Service on security detail heads to a location they check on the whereabouts of known and potential threats. No one bothered to think that a Taliban supporter who hates gays and whose son just killed dozens might be someone who should be kept far far away from a presidential candidate?
It’s an abomination this Taliban supporter was even allowed into a large hall hosting a presidential candidate. But to allow him to be so close to a presidential candidate? We can only imagine that terrorists and wannabee terrorists just got a lot of ideas about how to really really influence an American election.
As with the Benghazi scandal, the defense for the Kissimmee abomination is worse
An open letter signed by 50 Republican national security experts has warned that nominee Donald Trump “would be the most reckless president” in US history.
The group, which includes the former CIA director Michael Hayden, said Mr Trump “lacks the character, values and experience” to be president. [snip]
“None of us will vote for Donald Trump,” the letter states.
The fifty filthy floppy failures once again proved they are so stupid they don’t know how much they help Donald J. Trump. Michael Hayden, Michael Chertoff, Tom Ridge, along with foreign policy failures like Brent Scowcroft, Sally Bradshaw, Richard Armitage, Ken Adelman, Max Boot, Robert Kagan and the rest are a boon to Donald J. Trump but they are too stupid in domestic politics as they are inept in foreign policy to see the obvious. Donald J. Trump understands the value of these filthy floppy failures as he flings them away:
“Well I respond by saying that I wasn’t using any of them and they would have loved to have been involved with the campaign but I wasn’t using, I had no interest using [them]” Trump told Fox Business Network. “Look where the country is now look where country is now on national policy, look where we are on defense, look at the mess we’re in.”
Former New York Mayor and Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani said those national security experts are simply making the former reality TV star’s point for him.
“I believe it makes Donald Trump’s candidacy really clear: He’s running against the Washington insiders. You just heard from the Washington insiders,” Giuliani said in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” “These are the people who have been running policy for the last eight or ten years, 12 years. The American people have delivered a judgment on that. They say America is headed in the wrong direction. These are the people who headed it in the wrong direction.” [snip]
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took to the airwaves to defend Trump Tuesday morning, saying on Fox Business Network that all institutions aren’t working for Americans.
“We need some disruption in the institutionalism of Washington, because it has failed us,” he says. “There is a real fear in Washington not that Donald Trump will lose, there’s a fear that he will win. And that he will shake up things, and we need it.”
“The names on this letter are the ones the American people should look to for answers on why the world is a mess, and we thank them for coming forward so everyone in the country knows who deserves the blame for making the world such a dangerous place. They are nothing more than the failed Washington elite looking to hold onto their power, and it’s time they are held accountable for their actions.
These insiders – along with Hillary Clinton – are the owners of the disastrous decisions to invade Iraq, allow Americans to die in Benghazi, and they are the ones who allowed the rise of ISIS. Yet despite these failures, they think they are entitled to use their favor trading to land taxpayer-funded government contracts and speaking fees. It’s time we put our foot down and declare that their gravy train is over: no longer will Crooked Hillary Clinton and the other disasters in Washington get rich at our expense.
Instead, I offer a better vision for our country and our foreign policy – one that is not run by a ruling family dynasty. It’s an America first vision that stands up to foreign dictators instead of taking money from them, seeks peace over war, rebuilds our military, and makes other countries pay their fair share for their protection. Together, we will break up the rigged system in Washington, make America safe again, and we will Make America Great Again.”
The fifty filthy foreign policy failures have damaged America time and time again. Donald J. Trump leads a new Republican Party that benefits from flipping these foolish flops off.
Donald J. Trump is smart to dump these losers. Why is Hillary Clinton embracing these neocons and failures? Isn’t an embrace of Taliban supporter and gay hater Mateen dangerous enough?
Born into slavery as one of the youngest of thirteen children of James and Elizabeth in Ulster County, New York, in 1797, Sojourner Truth’s given name was Isabella Baumfree. As almost all of her brothers and sisters had been sold to other slave owners, some of her earliest memories were of her parents’ stories of the cruel loss of their other children. [snip]
In 1843, she changed her name to Sojourner Truth – her name for a traveling preacher, one who speaks the truth – and left New York. She traveled throughout New England, where she met and worked with abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, and Frederick Douglass. Her life story, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave, written with the help of friend Olive Gilbert, was published in 1850.
While traveling and speaking in states across the country, Sojourner Truth met many women abolitionists and noticed that although women could be part of the leadership in the abolitionist movement, they could neither vote nor hold public office. It was this realization that led Sojourner to become an outspoken supporter of women’s rights.
In 1851, she addressed the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, delivering her famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” The applause she received that day has been described as “deafening.” From that time on, she became known as a leading advocate for the rights of women. She became one of the nineteenth century’s most eloquent voices for the cause of anti-slavery and women’s rights.
February 1, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the President of Gays & Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies met with each other on Friday, along with other heads of affinity groups from the State Department, during which time Clinton again voiced her pledge to review the inequities in how the State Department treats its gay and straight employees.
Michelle Schohn, president of Gays & Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, raised the issue of how the department treats its gay employees during the brief meeting, and Clinton again promised to review current policies. Schohn stated: “It was an overwhelmingly positive meeting. There wasn’t a lot of time to talk with her because she was meeting with all the affinity groups, so we each got a tiny chunk of time to be able to say something to her.”
January 29, 2009
NOLimits.org - Because we want to stay connected with the wonderful people we met and worked with all over the country in the last two years.
Because we want to share our ideas and experiences, our common goals, and nonpartisan solutions to the challenges that we face - and there are no limits to what we can achieve when we do.
And because we want to keep working for a better future for every child, from every family – a world in which no limits is not just our goal, but a reality!
NoLimits.org will "keep you up to date with news about issues on which Hillary took a lead and we know you care so much about," group President Ann Lewis said in an e-mail to as many as 2 million people culled from the Clinton campaign database.
Because No Limits is a registered nonprofit, "it cannot do anything political. It has to be nonpartisan," said Lewis, a longtime senior adviser to Clinton.
In Clinton's job as secretary of state for President Obama, her political dealings are highly restricted.
For example, she shut down her political action committee.
Some, like Democratic consultant and former Bill Clinton aide Chris Lehane, dismiss talk that the group could be a springboard for Clinton to try again for the White House in, say, 2016.
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," Lehane said. "I think this is just [a] group of folks who developed relationships in an intense [electoral] environment and want to stay together."
But the University of Virginia's Larry Sabato countered: "Whenever a group like this says it's not a political organization, you just know it is."
"Maybe [this] is Hillary's answer to Obama's new 'change' group that controls his golden mailing list. Maybe it's a way for Secretary of State Clinton to mobilize backing for her objectives at the State Department," he said. "And maybe [it's] a standby committee of supporters in case Hillary decides to get back into elective politics."
Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf said NoLimits.org is "one way to make sure that she - and/or the former President - still have political leverage."
Hillary World-Wide January 26, 2009
Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton Meets Afghan Women Lawyers. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton met today at the State Department with fourteen prominent Afghan women judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. These jurists were in Washington to participate in a training program arranged by the Department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan. Secretary Clinton told them: "Your American friends greatly admire your bravery and courage. It is your work in the tough environment of Afghanistan for women lawyers that will bring real reform and the rule of law to the Afghan people. As President Obama made clear yesterday in his first foreign policy announcement, we are committed to supporting your efforts to bring security and stability to your country."