Those who are still predicting that Donald Trump will be impeached and removed from office are now like exotic and endangered creatures. It is like an absurdly slow dance, in which the steps are so infrequent and tentative that it is hard to remember how far participants have come since the music started. Two years ago, virtually the entire commentariat, and most of its readers and listeners, were splitting their sides at the gigantic impending farce of the Trump candidacy for the Republican nomination. Eighteen months ago, those same people had almost entirely shifted their immense mirth to the mighty Hillary Clinton avalanche that was already starting to rumble down whatever it was that President Obama renamed Mount McKinley.
The BBC was asking itself (i.e., its viewers, including any Americans watching its World Service) whether Trump was going to pull out then, to avoid the unprecedented thrashing he was about to receive at the polls (which none of the polls, even the more rabidly anti-Trump polls, then predicted). Wacky leftist filmmaker Michael Moore, with the unshakeable confidence in mind-reading that seems never to desert such people, announced that Trump would quit because he never wanted or expected to be nominated, and it was all a joke that had got out of hand.
Trump was attacking the entire political establishment, the whole Washington sleaze factory, all factions of both parties, all the Bushes, Clintons, and Obama, the national media, the lobbyists, Wall Street, Hollywood, and the limousine Left from the Hamptons to Silicon Valley. Of course the Trump campaign was insane and impossible, and was doomed to be a ludicrous fiasco, a gigantic, comical clown act that misfired horribly.
On Election Night, Nobel prize–winning (for economics) New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said the stock market would “never recover” from the Trump victory. (It has set a new all-time high more than 90 times since.) The alarms about effective Russian intervention in the election and the confected creation of the Trump collusion myth were born with indecent haste. The ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner of Virginia, was soon solemnly announcing that there had been a thousand Russian agents actively assisting the Trump campaign in key swing states and that they had delivered Wisconsin, a complete fabrication (if he really believed this whopper, I have some oceanside property in Oklahoma to sell him).
A year ago, efforts were still underway on recounts, especially in Wisconsin (which resulted in increasing Trump’s margin of victory by 131 votes), and there was national television advertising, costing millions of dollars, directed at the 306 people who had been chosen to cast Electoral College presidential votes for Trump, to break their pledges. (Seven electors did so and voted for third candidates, but five of the defectors were from Mrs. Clinton.) Plans were underway to disrupt the inauguration, and engage in widespread civil disobedience; the new Democratic National Committee chairman pledged “scorched earth” obstruction; Bruce Springsteen, singing to bemused Antipodeans in Perth, Australia, crooned, “We are the Resistance!”; Madonna (who had generated a slight rise in Trump’s poll numbers by promising to fellate wavering male voters who went for Hillary) spoke of wanting to “blow up the White House.”
Veteran black-activist congressman John Lewis said Trump was “illegitimate,” and the ancient and unfeasible congresswoman Maxine Waters screamed “Impeach 45,” for causes that would become apparent as the process proceeded. Talk shortly turned to that option. As the president and his wife and party left Washington on May 19 for Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, and Brussels, ABC political commentator Nate Silver rated the chances of impeachment at 25 to 50 percent, and David Gergen — a former assistant to Presidents Reagan and Clinton, and a very knowledgeable man until he joined CNN and was infected by acute Blitzeritis – said, “We are moving into impeachment country.”
A long sequence of crises was fanned by the Trumpophobic media: Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and the Statue of Liberty were (according to Schumer) weeping over the fate of Yemenis and Libyans not allowed onto aircraft bound for the United States. The president’s expressed thought over the Charlottesville riot — that Antifa and the extreme section of Black Lives Matter that applauded the killing of white policemen might be as odious as the Klan and American neo-Nazis — was proof that Trump was a quasi-genocidal racist and apologist for slavery. Trump virtually dismantled NATO by not specifically mentioning the collective-security clause in his speech there; was signing the death warrant of the planet when he pulled out of the asinine Paris Climate Agreement; was going to blow up the world with Kim Jong Un; and so forth, ad nauseam. And all the while, the Russian-collusion fraud festered and grew, born of Clintonian denial and frenzied finger-pointing, and reinforced by the Steele dossier — a pastiche of scurrilous gossip and malice from the most dubious sources, including in the Kremlin, cited by Mrs. Clinton in her absurd memoir of the election as proof of her opponent’s treason. She writes how she was betrayed by the country and most people in it, but not by the husband with whom she has enjoyed a storybook Pleasantville marriage. It only emerged after the publication of her book that Mrs. Clinton’s campaign had commissioned the Steele dossier, and had spent $10 million on it from Democratic campaign funds. (According to former party chair Donna Brazile, Mrs. Clinton had rigged the nomination from her rival Bernie Sanders.) The Clinton campaign desperately shopped the Steele dossier to the American media in the last days of the campaign. This was the all-time dirty trick of U.S. political history, and when the rock was lifted and she was exposed as the sponsor of it, Mrs. Clinton instantly switched gears and called it “campaign information.” This last year, after the year of his nomination and election, has been the second round of Donald Trump’s war to crush and expel the American political establishment.
This year he has won over the congressional Republican party, which had almost entirely opposed him, to toil in the enactment of his program. Together they have achieved the greatest tax reform and reduction in over 30 years, largely emasculated Obamacare, put a rod on the backs of those states that elect incompetents like Jerry Brown and the Cuomos and lay the resulting state income taxes off on the whole country, repatriated trillions of dollars of corporate profit, exonerated over half the people from personal income taxes, reduced the return of 80 percent of taxpayers to a postcard, and produced conditions for 4 percent GDP growth next year. The Obama apologetics that a flatlined economy with a shrunken work force and a burgeoning multitude of Medicaid-sedated idleness was the new normal has been debunked; it is the abnormal recent past. Trump was a joke until nominated, unelectable until elected, and incompetent until he succeeded on most fronts. For all of these and many similar reasons, the assertions of even fair-minded and perceptive commentators that Trump has done poorly in holding only 37 to 40 percent popular approval is mistaken. Considering the sustained assault of 90 percent of the media, in which the normal honeymoon for a new president has been replaced by a daily media assassination squad, he has done well. In the post-Watergate era of the criminalization of policy differences, instead of waiting a while before firing the nuclear option as accusers had with Nixon, Reagan, and Clinton, Trump’s enemies fired this blockbuster after a few months. Undismayed, he has ripped open the facade of the Justice Department and the FBI and exposed morally corrupt hacks within, while heaping praise on the FBI rank and file. At year’s end, his enemies, battered and almost unrecognizable from reruns of their gamecock assurance of a year, let alone two years, ago, are reduced to the shabby jobbery of claiming he is about to fire the special counsel. Trump has cooperated entirely with the special counsel, who has illegally seized evidence from the General Services Administration, recruited and tolerated hysterically anti-Trump people on his staff, and relied on the unspeakable Steele dossier, while a senior Justice Department official has been caught red-handed in improper contact with Steele, with whom the official’s wife worked during the election preparing the anti-Trump dossier.
Donald Trump was a joke until nominated, unelectable until elected, incompetent until he succeeded on most fronts, and about to be impeached until he debunked the collusion nonsense; he has had a very successful year. His enemies have been weighed in the balance and they have been found wanting. They shall have their reward. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all readers, especially the president and Mrs. Trump.
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More than 200,000 Americans have signed a petition calling on the Trump administration to “recognize Antifa as a terrorist organization” – surpassing the threshold of 100,000 signatures required for a formal White House response.
As WND has reported, Antifa radicals have been wreaking havoc across the nation and regularly attacking mainstream Republicans ever since President Trump became a candidate. Antifa also plotted “J20” disruptions during Trump’s inauguration. Weeks later, they mobbed the University of California at Berkeley and caused $100,000 in property damage when then-Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the college.
Although the name Antifa is supposed to stand for “anti-fascist,” John Hinderaker of the Powerline blog described Antifa as actually “a fascist group that has also rioted at Washington, Berkeley, Seattle and other places, (that) typically wears black clothes and masks, arms its members with baseball bats, ax handles and 2x4s, and often attacks random people on the street.”
On Aug. 12, an explosion of racially charged violence and anger culminated in a bloody weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. As WND reported, a rally by neo-Nazis, Klan members and other white supremacists turned deadly when a man rammed his car into a group of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring at least 19 more at Emancipation Park. The mix of political extremists included radicals aligned with Antifa, a black-clad, helmet-wearing group of self-described anarchists and revolutionary communists known for violence and threats.
New York Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg said she observed “club-wielding ‘antifa’ beating white nationalists being led out of the park” in Charlottesville. People in the crowds threw water bottles filled with cement and urine. Others sprayed pepper spray and threw smoke bombs. Rioters began clubbing one another.
Hinderaker called the group’s behavior in Charlottesville “not much better than usual,” while adding rhetorically, “Who, exactly, brings bats and clubs to a demonstration?”
Protesters also lobbed urine-filled bottles at officers with the Boston Police Department and journalists on Saturday. The use of urine in bottles and balloons appears to be a “weapon of choice” for Antifa, the Daily Caller reported.
On Tuesday, while President Trump didn’t actually use the term Antifa, he said he’s concerned over the “alt-left” violence in Charlottesville.
“What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, at the alt-right? Do they have any assemblage of guilt?” Trump asked. “What about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do. That was a horrible, horrible day.”
In June, Antifa protesters in downtown Portland reportedly launched balloons filled with urine, feces and chemicals at police. They also collected bricks and rocks, presumably intending to use them to pelt law-enforcement authorities. Police seized hammers, scissors and other tools from protesters.
In July, Antifa activists plotted to desecrate Gettysburg graves and burn U.S. and Confederate flags.
The White House petition calling for Antifa to be formally designated as a terrorist group was posted on Aug. 17 by someone with the initials “M.A.”
The petition states: “Terrorism is defined as ‘the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims’. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States. It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions – and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.”
While Antifa protesters have repeatedly attacked police officers, WND has found no confirmation that the activists have had “influence in the killings of multiple police officers …”
Marist survey finds most Americans agree with Trump, support keeping historical symbols in place
A strong majority of Americans support keeping Confederate statues and monuments standing as historical symbols, a new poll by Marist College finds.
The poll found 62 percent of U.S. adults favor keeping the Confederate statues up, while only 27 percent do not.
For registered voters, the result is about the same: 62 percent support leaving the statues and monuments be, while 28 percent do not support keeping them standing.
The results are eye-opening, as mainstream media commentators and Democratic pundits — particularly those on CNN — have suggested it was unsavory and ill-advised for Trump to suggest, on Tuesday, that the statues and monuments should remain.
But the poll finds even Democrats are torn on the issue. The poll found 44 percent of Democrats favor letting the Confederate monuments be; 47 percent oppose them.
Republicans are more supportive of the statues and monuments: 86 percent want them left alone, and 6 percent want them to come down.
Independents are also very supportive of keeping the monuments and statues up as historical symbols: 61 percent want them kept up, while 27 percent do not.
President Donald Trump touched off a new firestorm on Tuesday when he said the Confederate monuments should not come down, and that some them were beautiful. Trump also outraged the Left and some on the Right when he said if statues start to come down, the Left will next target monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
The Marist Poll was conducted Monday and Tuesday, and was conducted for National Public Radio and PBS. Pollsters talked to 1,125 people, and the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points. The subgroup of registered voters consisted of 859 people and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percent.
“On the one side is a President trying to: address terrorism, grow the economy and create prosperity and opportunity for all that lifts Americans out of poverty, rebuild our infrastructure, simplify and reduces tax burdens for all Americans and business, bring back American manufacturing, make an apprenticeship a more viable alternative to a costly college education, enforce immigration laws, develop USA energy resources to reduce or even eliminate our dependence on imported …oil and generate enormous income and tax revenue, demand that our NATO allies pay their fair share, demand that the UN stop it’s unfair treatment of Israel, reduce the cost of health care, and other needed changes.
On the other side, is the Left. They oppose the President. They hate the man. They want to destroy him and do everything they can to see to it that he does NOT succeed. Who are they hurting? Ultimately, America and YOU. Who are they trying to help? Ultimately, the Democratic Party.
This is NOT about all the great things that President Trump is seeking to accomplish. This is about Partisan politics. And, ALL the dirty tricks, lies, and ways that the Democratic party seeks to undermine the Right. This is about POWER!”