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They’ve Learned Nothing and Forgotten Nothing, by Ann Coulter

A lot of voters still care deeply about illegal immigration. Maybe one day Trump and the rest of the Republicans will figure it out . . . but don’t hold your breath. From Ann Coulter at townhall.com (I don’t share her opinion of Bill Barr):

They've Learned Nothing and Forgotten Nothing

Source: Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP

Bill Barr, two-time attorney general and one of approximately 2.5 members of the Trump administration to leave with his reputation intact, has also written one of only two books about that administration worth reading, “One Damn Thing After Another.” I’ve read ’em all. At least partially. Most did not merit more than a quick skim.

[For those interested, the other book about the Trump administration worth reading is Michael Wolfe’s “Fire and Fury,” but judging by its sales, you probably already have this book.]

I’ve been a fan of Barr’s since long before he worked for Trump, and was thrilled when he became Trump’s A.G. But when I got to Barr’s description of Trump’s appeal — which went on for pages and pages! — I wanted to throw the book out the window. You can probably guess where I’m headed.

By Barr’s lights, none of Trump’s positives involved … immigration.

They will not learn. No matter what we do, no matter how many times Americans tell pollsters they want less immigration, no matter how loudly we beg Washington to halt the endless flow of the third world into our country, the ruling class refuses to listen.

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If You Voted for It, by Eric Peters

Trump’s presidency was marred by his abysmal handling of Covid. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

Did you vote to pay $5 for a gallon of gas? You’re already paying 15 percent more than that, actually – since the buying power of a dollar has declined by about just that since the man 80 million people supposedly voted for replaced the Orange Man.

So you’re actually paying closer to $6 – assuming you’re only paying that. If you live in California – where most of the people did vote for this – you’re paying more than $7 for a gallon. It is very likely we’ll all be paying that soon, too.

And that’s not all we’re paying more for, of course.

Was the Orange Man that bad?

Unfortunately – for all of us – yes, he was.

As bad as the Thing is, it would not have been in a position to cause the cost of fuel to more than double – and to facilitate the devastating reduction in the buying power of the money we’re forced – by fiat – to use to buy it, had the Orange Man not been very bad, indeed.

The pain we’re feeling bears remembering – in terms of its source.

Let us never forget who enabled the things – by not rescinding the “emergency” when it became obvious it wasn’t one. People weren’t dropping dead in the streets; the hospitals never overflowed. A few were overbooked – because they were understaffed. There were plenty of beds.

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Economic Security is National Security, and the Foundation of Economic and National Security is Energy Policy, Biden is a Threat to National Security, by Sundance

Biden’s destroying everything all at once. From Sundance at theconservativetreehouse.com:

Economic security is the foundation of national security.  When the government takes action that destabilizes our economy, every element of national security is put at risk.  We are experiencing that right now as we suffer through Joe Biden’s intentionally flawed energy policy that is destroying the U.S. economy and everyone within it.

“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones.”

~ Niccolo Machiavelli

Never has that Machiavelli quote been more apropos than when considering the MAGA movement and the rise of Donald Trump.

Thankfully, we are now in an era when the largest coalition of American voters have awakened to the reality that, to quote the former president: “Economic Security is National Security.”

As we live through the economic mess of a Biden administration hell bent on eroding the middle class of the United States, there are numerous pundits contemplating 2024 Republican presidential candidates other than Donald Trump; consider this group the lukewarm defenders Machiavelli noted.

At the same time the leftist coalition, writ large, are apoplectic about the base of the Republican Party now belonging to Donald Trump.  This group consists of those affluent Wall Street agents and politicians set on retaining the profits derived from decades of institutional objectives.

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TRUMP: ‘January 6th Was Not Simply a Protest, it Represented the Greatest Movement in the History of Our Country to Make America Great Again’, by Cassandra Fairbanks

They are sneered at and dismissed, but there are millions of Americans who think the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. They have plenty of evidence, most of which has never been looked at by an investigative body or in a court of law. From Cassandra Fairbanks at gatewaypundit.com:

President Trump serious

Donald Trump has weighed in on January 6 ahead of the made-for-tv House committee hearing spearheaded by Democrats and a few RINOS.

In a post on his social media platform, TRUTH Social, Trump said that “January 6th was not simply a protest, it represented the greatest movement in the history of our Country to Make America Great Again.”

Trump began, “The Unselect Committee didn’t spend one minute studying the reason that people went to Washington, D.C., in massive numbers, far greater than the Fake News Media is willing to report, or that the Unselects are willing to even mention, because January 6th was not simply a protest, it represented the greatest movement in the history of our Country to Make America Great Again. It was about an Election that was Rigged and Stolen, and a Country that was about to go to HELL..& look at our Country now!”

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Did Obama Know ‘Russian Hacking’ Was a Fraud? by Ray McGovern

From the timeline, Obama had to know the Russian hacking story was fraudulent. From Ray McGovern at antiwar.com:

FBI emails made public in connection with the recent trial of Michael Sussmann show that President Barack Obama was actively encouraging his top security officials to do a number on the Queen of Hearts’ “Sentence First; Verdict Afterwards” in order to help Mrs. Clinton win in 2016.

For those, like me, who wondered how top U.S. law enforcement and security officials felt they had immunity to bend so many of the rules to help Mrs. Clinton, the FBI emails suggest they were given very poor example by the president himself (their conviction that Mrs. Clinton was a shoo-in surely also helped).

Like the manufactured-out-of-whole-cloth story about Trump ties with Russia’s Alfa Bank, there was zero hard evidence to prove that Russia hacked the DNC emails showing that the deck had been stacked steeply against Bernie Sanders.

The recently revealed FBI messages show that Obama ordered Director of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to press on anyway. So, as with the Alfa Bank caper, they made up the evidence. And the media had a heyday. And Donald Trump won anyway.

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Vladimir Putin: Russia’s Trump? By Cherie Zaslawsky

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are among the few political leaders who have publicly challenged the globalists in any way. From Cherie Zaslawsky at newswithviews.com:

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars–Matthew 24: 6-8 

The two leaders, Trump and Putin, could not be more different in myriad ways. But they are alike in one important regard: both are nationalists at a time when the international globalist cabal is busily endeavoring to checkmate nation states to bring about its vaunted One World Dystopia—I mean One World Government.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, our indefatigably subversive Big Media is excoriating Putin much as it did Trump when he was in office. Cries of “He’s a madman!” “He’s dangerous!” “He’ll start WWIII!” directed at Putin today were aimed at Trump not long ago.

According to our Media Shills, first Trump was Hitler. Now Putin is Hitler.  Nice try, guys, but pure balderdash. Could it be that our pundits are so quick to cry Hitler because they so closely resemble Goebbels themselves? Just wonderin’.

Putin rose to prominence in Russia with the collapse of the Soviet Union when assorted oligarchs and criminals were greedily plundering Russia. According to strategic economist, commentator, and investment guru Jim Rickards, Putin jailed a few oligarchs and let the rest keep their ill-gotten gains as long as they stayed out of politics and ceased the plunder.  If this is accurate, then Putin cleaning up Russia is reminiscent of America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani cleaning up New York City back in the day.

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The Orange Hobson’s Choice, by Eric Peters

By essentially turning over management of the government’s response to Covid to Anthony Fauci, Donald Trump horribly botched that response. The question is whether he’d do any better given a second chance in 2024. From Eric Peters at ericpeters.com:

It’s now less than three years until the next presidential (s)election. Will the president who wasn’t (s)elected last time run, again?

It appears that he will.

If he does, it will present us – those of us who do not want four more years of this year – with a Hobson’s Choice. The term refers to accepting what’s available – or nothing at all.

Possibly, something worse.

It is difficult for many of us who’ve endured the consequences of the Orange Man’s failure to stand athwart the metastatic weaponization of hypochondria – of his standing aside for the last year of his presidency, in favor of President-not-selected Fauci – to contemplate voting for the same man, again.

How can we trust him, again?

But then, what will our choice be, if that is the only man – besides the other man? Assuming the latter can be kept alive for three more years. Worse, perhaps, is the woman who will likely succeed the doddering old man, if the Adrenochrome drip fails to keep him John Gill’ing around that fake Oval Office set they sometimes transmit his mumblings from.

What then?

How about – what now? 

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What Is Trump To Us? by Angelo Codevilla

Angelo Codevilla wrote some of the best articles on the 2020 campaign. From Codevilla at amgreatness.com:

To be worthy of following, post-Trump leadership must become consistent in deed with the insight that vaulted Donald Trump to public attention.

Donald Trump became the political vehicle for the American people’s resentment of an overweening, corrupt ruling class. Trump’s invaluable contribution to the Republic was to lead Americans publicly to disrespect that class.

Americans elected Trump to preserve freedoms and prosperity against the encroachments of that class. But instead, he became the catalyst by which that class cohered to transform the American Republic into an oligarchy.

During Trump’s presidency, more wealth passed from ordinary Americans to oligarchs, and more freedoms were lost than anyone imagined possible. As we consider how to remedy these losses, Trump’s fateful combination of things said and unsaid, of things done and not done, must be part of our search for the persons and policies most likely to lead republican Americans out of our quandary.

Persona Politica

In 2015 and 2016, candidate Trump’s disrespectful, disdainful attitude toward the ruling class put him at the head of presidential preference polls ab initio, and kept him there. Throughout the campaign, he said little of substance—just enough to give the impression that he was on the side of conservatives on just about everything. His leitmotif was “I despise those whom you despise because they despise you. I’m on your side, America’s side.”

Trump promised to “make America great again,” but did not explain what had made it great in the first place nor how to restore it. Never a religious person, and one who had once expressed support for abortion, Trump delivered more stirring thoughts on religious freedom and the right to life than any candidate ever, including Ronald Reagan.

Trump believed in the unity between himself and his followers, and that they would stay with him, even if he were to shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue. Millions of them reciprocated. The political, and even the moral content of that unity mattered less. He did not try to support his many accusations with facts. Millions who disagreed with him or who disliked him personally voted to make Trump president, and even more voted to reelect him.

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CNN Hires Trump As News Anchor To Recover Lost Viewers

From The Babylon Bee:

What If Orange Fail Was Actually a Success? by Eric Peters

Was Donald Trump a Deep State plant, and a Deep State success? From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

 
Many aspects of the failed Trump re-election bid are open for debate.

One thing that is not debatable is that Trump allowed hypochondria to be weaponized. The excuses don’t matter.

The fact remains.

And then comes the question: Why would a smart man (giving him his due; Trump is many things but he’s not an imbecile) permit the weaponization of hypochondria? A smart man would see – immediately, easily – the threat; that fear of “the virus” would be used to get people to vote absentee – or rather enable mass unvetted and thus easily fraudulent absentee voting and that would be the means by which his opponents would remove him.

Ergo, why let them?

 

Some will say: But he filed lawsuits! The courts refused to hear them! True. So? If what we suspect and what OF asserted was true then why didn’t the president – chief law enforcement officer of the nation, who swore an oath to defend the Constitution – not insist that the ballots be vetted and then counted?

Not recounted – after the fact. And without any vetting.

He had both the legal authority and the power to do it. But he did nothing – other than incoherently bloviate and Tweet, encouraging his desperate followers to believe he might actually do something.

To those who say he couldn’t have, I say – he didn’t even try. No announcement before the election that mass absentee voting (contrary to state election laws regarding voting) is problematic and the American people have a right to know who they elected and, accordingly, every ballot submitted prior to election day will be vetted to establish its legitimacy (e.g., that the person exists, is alive and actually did vote, as by signature verification) before it is counted.

But the Left would have keened in outrage! True. So? The Left always keens in outrage. Why didn’t the “brave” and “tough” OF challenge them? The case for making sure the vote is legitimate is inarguable – to reasonable people. As for the rest? Forget them.

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