HuffPo Laments That One Year In, ‘Trump Is Winning’

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by Thomas D. Williams, PH.D.

In the midst of much hand-wringing and anguished sighs, the Huffington Post has announced to its readers that after his first year in office “Trump Is Winning.”

“This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write and admit,” begins Earl Ofari Hutchinson, “Trump is winning.”

Hutchinson, an author and co-host of the Al Sharpton Show, observes that according to numerous indicators the Trump presidency is a success, beginning with his delivery of a long list of campaign promises.

Among Mr. Trump’s many victories, Hutchinson enumerates Mick Mulvaney’s appointment to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Neil Gorsuch’s contribution to the Supreme Court, Scott Pruitt’s work at the EPA, Trump’s support of fossil fuels to make America energy independent, the RNC backing of judge Roy Moore in Alabama, the fizzling out of Russiagate, the passage of the tax reform bill, and the record-level stock market.

Yet all of these wins are small potatoes compared to Trump’s three top victories, Hutchinson claims.

First, the President has successfully taken charge of the Republican Party. “He is the point man for GOP policy and issues and, in a perverse way, the spur to get action on them,” Hutchinson notes.

Second, Mr. Trump has managed to energize his base and keep their loyalty. The “overwhelming majority” of Republican voters continues to back him, Hutchinson admits. “This is the voter loyalty that buys a lot of support from the GOP establishment even as they flail him or shake their head in disgust at his antics,” he writes.

Third, Trump has successfully harnessed the mainstream media for his own purposes. “He remains a ratings cash cow for the networks and makes stunning copy for the print media,” Hutchinson complains. “He knew that from day one of his presidential bid and he knows it even more now. He will continue to suck the media air out of everything that the Democrats do and try to do.”

While praising the war on Trump waged by the New York Times and “other liberal print publications,” Hutchinson recognizes that for much of the Trump base these papers have lost all credibility. “So the withering criticism of Trump in these publications is tantamount to a wolf howling in the wind,” he says. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

 

 

President Trump Rally – Pensacola – Dec. 8th 2017 – MAGA

 

President Trump held a Make America Great Again rally tonight in Pensacola. Yes, he spoke about his support for Judge Roy Moore in next Tuesday’s Alabama U.S. Senate race, but the bulk of his speech dealt with his first year (almost) in office and his vision for the future.

So please don’t rely on LameStream radio and TV snippets, or the fish wrapper print media, and take the time to watch our president’s speech when you can. I don’t think you will be disappointed. Thanks.

Mchelle Malkin on Fox and Friends Sunday

On Sunday’s edition of Fox and Friends, conservative firebrand, author, activist and Fox News contributor, Michelle Malkin, demolished the radical left’s open borders and sanctuary policies, and blasted the verdict in the trial of the illegal alien accused of killing Kate Steinle. Video and transcript below:


Pete Hegseth: President Trump tweeting just 17 minute minutes ago about Brian Ross and the implications. He tweeted this: People who lost money when the stock market went down 350 points based on the false and dishonest reporting of Brian Ross of @ABC News. He’s has been suspended, should consider hiring a lawyer and suing ABC for the damages this bad reporting has caused many millions of dollars.

Rachel Campos Duffy: This is why he does not give up his Twitter feed. They tell him to put it away and he doesn’t because this is the kind of power he has maybe we’ll get some lessons.

Pete Hegseth: We’ll bring in that Michelle Malkin now, host of Michelle Malkin Investigates on CRTV.

So Michelle, I mean there’s been a lot of criticism, and rightfully so of fake news coming from Brian Ross, about the implications of the bombshell report they’re caught with collusion. President’s saying “Hey, those actions have consequences. The market went down 350 points, maybe they should sue?” What do you think?

Michelle Malkin:  I think he’s absolutely right. President Trump is making a very salient point that fake news hits people in the pocketbook. And I think uh, I think he’s half in jest here, but there is a serious point. And if there were people who were going to file a suit, they should file suit not only against the news division of ABC but also the entertainment division because Joy Behar’s singular crowing about this fake news was probably responsible for a huge portion of those losses.

Pete Hegseth:  Absolutely well go ahead Ed.

Ed Henry:  You know what I wonder also, because we’ve been talking about not just the ramifications of the false report from Brian Ross which ABC is now trying to take responsibility for, but the fact that this breaking overnight that an FBI agent has been pulled from the Mueller probe, because of these texts he sent that are anti-Trump and pro-Clinton and it turns out, wait a second: Where was he at the FBI before? He was one of James Comey’s cronies, and sat in for the interview with Hillary Clinton, the interview that you’ll remember two or three months before James Comey was writing the statement exonerating her before the interview.

Michelle Malkin:  Yeah. it really stinks, and I’m glad that information is, is coming out, and it’s busting up all of the narrative and again, it is reinforcing president Trump’s point that so much of this fake narrative about Russian conspiracies is deflection. And in fact it maybe even be with psychological projection because there, it seems as though the conspiracies are within the deep state to try and set up Trump and  perpetuate all of these lies. I do have to say also about Brian Ross, that over the course of his career, he has been responsible for many journalistic errors and examples of malpractice. And curiously, every single one of these errors always airs on the side of attacking conservatives and undermining  Republicans. Why is that? And why are there so many double standards in the way that ABC, or NBC or CBS get away with these acts of malpractice and political agendas time and time again? A 30-day suspension, that’s a joke. You know what I call that? Holiday break.

Rachel Campos Duffy:  Well listen Michelle, we know you’ve been following the Kate Steinle case, and the very outrageous verdict there. I know I’ve been talking to so many friends of mine. I live in Middle America. They’re outraged. Tell me if you think that this verdict will actually have an impact on the whole issue of sanctuary cities, because we have a president for the first time who is bringing up the topic of sanctuary cities, and we have this outrageous example in this verdict.

Michelle Malkin:  Well Rachel, I do have more hope than I have had in the last 25 years that I’ve covered these issues, that there will be lasting change. But it really has to come from all sides, and it can’t just come from Washington. There needs to be a grassroots revolt within these cities, these so-called sanctuary cities that I call outlaw cities. And the chances that that there will be such a revolt in an open borders mecca like San Francisco, are low. I am really curious about whether jurors are going to speak out, because I want to know what was in their mindset. We know for a fact that the court did not allow in that trial, any information about the deportations. That might have had a huge impact on their thinking about, about the case. And the other thing too, is this is a systemic problem. It’s not just the trial court level where we have issues. It’s the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, it’s all of these liberal federal judges in all of these liberal sanctuary cities, that are granting rights to illegal aliens that American citizens of illegal alien crime do not have.

Pete Hegseth:  Is that a fair question to ask? Would a US citizen been given the same set of deferential treatment as was given to a 5-time deported illegal immmigrant?

Michelle Malkin:  Oh of course it’s the right question to ask. You know I’ve followed so many cases where families who are the heirs and the survivors of illegal alien crime victims who have died, have tried to go to court to sue, to hold government officials criminally and civilly liable. This happened in Houston when Houston Police Department officer, Rodney Johnson was killed by an illegal alien in that sanctuary city and his widow was denied something called standing. She wasn’t even allowed to bring her civil suit into court. How is this possible? We live in this bizarro land where we’re conferring more legal rights to illegal aliens and foreigners. How is it that these foreigners outside this country are stymieing President Trump from enforcing visas and policies and extreme vetting? Only in America.

Ed Henry:  Yeah and you talk about narratives, there’s a narrative out there when every time ICE goes in on a deportation, there are many in the media, not all, but many will say it’s ICE that’s overstepping, that they’re trampling on right somehow. And there’s another narrative by the way, you can weigh in on that, but another narrative in Washington, is we look at what happens in the aftermath of the Steinle verdict, which is that there’s been a narrative that the Republicans have a weak hand going into the end-of-the-year negotiations over DACA for example. And that somehow the Democrats have a strong hand. And they’re going to be able to jam DACA through, codify it by law and there’s nothing the Republicans can do. Does the Steinle case change it at all, where maybe Republicans get a spine and say look, if we’re gonna do DACA, if we’re gonna keep the children of illegals in this country and you’re going to work through that, there also going to be some tough border control?

Michelle Malkin:  Yeah well let me talk about noxious open borders narratives. It’s Nancy Pelosi, who a couple years ago was attacking ICE agents and she used the word, quote Un-American, to talk about their commitment to enforcing the rule of law. Unbelievable! I’ll tell you what’s even more unbelievable and this is relevant to your question about the politics in the Beltway. The fact is that we have open borders Republicans, who are doing the bidding of big business, who have an interest in cheap labor and undermining our immigration laws, and they’re the ones who have been colluding with the radical identity politics ideologue of the left. We would not have open borders if it wasn’t for this bipartisan collusion, and if you look at the people who are supporting this DACA move, it’s not just radicals like Luis Gutierrez who is now planning a run for president. It’s also people like his good friend Paul Ryan.

Ed Henry:  You know what, we finally finally found collusion.

Michelle Malkin:  And there we go, that’s right. We found the conspiracy.

Pete Hegseth:  And you know what, your larger point goes with what the president talks about. Either you have a sovereign country with real citizens, with citizens that matters, or it’s all out the window. And that’s what the left is not.

Michelle Malkin:  As I say – we’ve turned into a sanctuary nation and we need to take this country back. That’s why President Trump was elected.

Pete Hegseth, Ed Henry:  Michelle Malkin, thanks for joining.

Judge Jeanine Opening Statement – Illegal Alien Killer of Kate Steinle Acquitted


Partial transcript: The agenda of the lawless left was satisfied when a jury acquitted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate of all homicide charges, murder and involuntary manslaughter and the sanctuary zealots of San Francisco are still patting themselves on the back. It’s unfortunate that Kate Steinle, a beautiful 32 year old young woman, simply walking along a pier on a sunny day with her dad, was gunned down by an illegal seven-time convicted felon, legally deported five times, that she had to leave this world in her father’s arms begging him to help her. She had the right as an American citizen. To life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. She had the right to be protected by her government. Instead Zarate and not God decided when she would die. Instead San Francisco decided his criminal rights were more important than her safety…

NY Sen. Schumer Created Diversity Visas Which Invited Alleged Killer to NY


Chuckie, Chuckie, Chuckie…

Bt Neil Munro

The Democrats’ Senate leader, N.Y. Sen. Chuck Schumer helped create the diversity visa program which reportedly provided a green card to the Islamic immigrant who allegedly killed eight New Yorkers on October 31.

The diversity visa program was created in 1990 by then-Rep. Schumer in response to Irish lobbies in his New York district. Twenty-seven years later, it annually awards 50,000 visas by annual lottery to entrants from around the world, ensuring a cascade of subsequent chain-migrants.

An August poll shows that only one-in-six Americans strongly favors the program, despite much political and media pressure to welcome migrants. Politico and Morning Consult conducted the poll of 1,992 registered voters, which showed:

Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

Trump DOJ settles lawsuits over Tea Party targeting by Obama IRS

How many minutes seconds of coverage do you think this will get in the mainstream fake news media circus?

The Justice Department settled lawsuits with Tea Party and other conservative groups who say they were unfairly targeted by the IRS, dating back to 2013, when this “Audit the IRS” rally took place in front of the U.S. Capitol (Reuters)

The Trump administration, after years of litigation, has settled lawsuits with Tea Party and other conservative groups who say they were unfairly targeted by the IRS under the Obama administration.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced early Thursday that the Justice Department had entered into settlements with Tea Party groups whose tax-exempt status was significantly delayed by the IRS dating back to 2013, “based solely on their viewpoint or ideology.”

The settlements involve payments to the plaintiffs and an apology from the IRS.

The targeting scandal drew heavy attention in 2013 when the IRS admitted it applied extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. Lois Lerner, then head of the Exempt Organizations unit responsible, became the public face of the scandal, though other IRS officials were involved as well.

Sessions said that groups with names involving “Tea Party” or “Patriots,” or those with specific policy positions concerning government spending, were subject to “inappropriate criteria” to “screen” applications. Read the rest of this article at foxnews.com.

Report: Paul Ryan Planning to Slip Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens into Spending Deal

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Ted Yoho: “He Better Not.”

By John Binder

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is planning to slip amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens living in the United States into a spending bill, according to House Republicans.

Ryan, during a talk before the Republican Study Committee (RSC), reportedly said an amnesty for illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be included in an end-of-the-year spending deal.

“He did talk about the fact that that would be good if we could get ahead of that as opposed to being reactionary,” RSC Chairman Mark Walker (R-NC) told the Huffington Post following the meeting with Ryan.

Another two House Republicans confirmed to the Huffington Post that Ryan mentioned slipping DACA amnesty into the spending deal at the gathering.

While Walker said Ryan “did talk about border security,” it was not in the context of making sure a border wall — which President Trump has promised to construct along the U.S.-Mexico border — would be part of any spending bill.

“I don’t think that anybody has said definitively that the wall has to be part of that,” Walker said.

Immediately, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) slammed Ryan’s alleged comments to the Huffington Post about giving DACA illegal aliens amnesty in the spending bill.

“He better not,” Yoho said [Bold type – mine].

Labrador mocked Ryan’s DACA move, saying “That’s true leadership, I guess” and called the initiative a “big problem.” Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

Trump’s Pick to Run DHS Allied with ‘Never Trump’ National Security Establishment

It was supposed to be DRAIN the Swamp, not HIRE It.

By John Binder

President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) not only previously worked alongside national security establishment figures who aligned themselves with the failed “Never Trump” movement, – she has also been endorsed by members of the defunct group.

Kirstjen Nielsen, a former official under President George W. Bush, was chosen by Trump to replace Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke, who has been influential in moving forward on an initiative to construct a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Allied with Nielsen are members of the failed Never Trump effort, many of whom penned open letters during the 2016 presidential election claiming Trump was “unfit” to serve as Commander in Chief.

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For instance, former Bush official Tom Ridge has praised Nielsen, calling her a “homeland security veteran” to the Washington Post and heaping more praise on her in the New York Times, where he called her “a patriot.”

Ridge, though, was one of 95 Republican establishment former national security officials who signed a letter opposing Trump in 2016 for his “America First” agenda.

Before signing the Never Trump letter, Ridge took it upon himself to publicly label Trump an “embarrassment” to the United States, opposing his then-proposed travel ban from foreign nations that have a history of exporting Islamic terrorists.

Following Trump’s historic victory, Ridge — a longtime amnesty advocate who has aligned himself with the pro-cheap labor wing of the Republican Party — continued to oppose Trump’s promises to secure the southern border. Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

 

The Slow Death of the Republican Party

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By Brent Bozell III

The Grand Old Party is about to commit suicide.

All this talk about Trump this, and Trump that, masks a far bigger political controversy. The Republican Party leadership in Washington, D.C., has fundamentally betrayed its constituents and they are about to learn that they’ve been double-crossed — for years.

Every Republican candidate’s stock speech sounds the same, the thunderous roar about a government out of control, federal spending out of control (insert charts and graphs and why, if you stack hundred dollar bills, they will reach the edge of the universe), federal taxes out of control (insert comparisons to socialist countries), the federal bureaucracy out of control (insert metaphors about chains, yokes, and the like), the family shattered with federal funding of abortion a crime against humanity (watch for it — there! The heart-wrenching sob), and our military is emasculated.

Two more items were added to the menu, courtesy of Obama. Obamacare Will Be Repealed! and Illegal Immigration Will Not Stand!

In 2009, the Democrats controlled everything, partly due to the Republicans’ cowardice on Capitol Hill, and in part because of some of the most inept candidates and campaigns America has seen in years. The Obama folks could have played it safe but went for socialist gold, using the power of the legislative and the executive branches (and later the judiciary, thank you Justice Roberts) to advance their agenda. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

Ann Coulter: How Delta Airlines Wrecked American Health Care

I think I’ve found the core problem with health care in America. And guess what? It involves Delta Airlines!

A few weeks ago, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was going on and on about a “single insurance provider” that pays for 49 percent of all births, as well as full health care costs of almost 40 percent of all children in the United States. This single “insurer,” Maddow said, was the biggest “health insurance provider in the country by a mile.”

Maddow was talking about Medicaid, which, of course, is not “insurance” but “welfare.”

When we’re allowed to call things whatever we want in order to win an argument, there is a total breakdown in democratic politics, fair commerce, and social interaction.

Thus, for example, until we get our terms straight, Americans will be forced to keep paying through the nose whenever they try to buy actual health insurance — because they aren’t buying health insurance; they’re paying for other people’s welfare. Washington will never be able to make it legal to sell real health insurance — because, if they try, the welfare recipients will mob congressional offices claiming that Republicans are murdering them.

There is no truth in any discussion of Obamacare. Currently, the most persistent lie is the claim that — according to scoring by the CBO! — 22 million Americans would “lose” their health insurance under the Senate health care bill. Turn on the TV right now and you’ll hear someone saying this.

“A new (CBO) budget score said 22 million more Americans would lose health coverage under this plan …”

— Poppy Harlow, CNN, June 27, 2017

“A score from the Congressional Budget Office … said the Republican bill to kill Obamacare would kick 22 million Americans off their health insurance.”

— Rachel Maddow, June 27, 2017

“The clock is ticking on the Senate health care bill as the CBO estimates 22 million people will lose their insurance.”

— Chris Hayes, June 26, 2017

HELLO? REPUBLICANS? ANY OF YOU GUYS WANT TO REBUT THAT? IT’S PRETTY EASY TO DO!

The actual CBO report says nothing of the sort. People citing the “22 million” figure didn’t read past the CBO’s headline-grabbing paragraph at the top of the “Summary” page.

In fact, the CBO merely estimates that — in the year 2026 — 22 million Americans who otherwise would have been forced by the Obamacare penalty to buy health insurance will choose not to buy insurance once the penalty is gone. By “people thrown off their health insurance,” liberals mean: “people who voluntarily decide not to have health insurance.” (More accurately, “people who choose not to prove to the government that they have health insurance.”)

To use the word “lose” here is absurd. It would be like saying that Nixon ending the draft meant that 50,000 American men would “lose” their military service. The poor lads would be forced to volunteer.

Last year, I chose to end my New York Times subscription. I wasn’t “thrown off” the Times’ subscriber list. In full possession of the facts, I made an informed decision that I no longer wanted to receive the Times — just as 22 million Americans (the CBO guesses) will make an informed decision in the year 2026 not to have health insurance, if given that option.

Redefining words like “insurance” and “lose” to mean whatever the speaker wants them to mean makes human conversation impossible. We can still grunt, howl and shiver when it’s cold, but we will no longer have the ability to communicate slightly more complex thoughts to one another.

The only solution is for the rest of us to impose a broken windows policy on the truth, demanding it in every walk of life. If liars continually get away with it, their lies will only become more preposterous and more enraging.

Illegal aliens are not “undocumented immigrants.” They’re not “immigrants” at all. Immigrants wait in line and jump through hoops to be here. They are invited, by us, to come. Illegals cut to the head of the line whenever the mood strikes them, without waiting for an invitation.

When you have a “reserved seat” on Delta, it means you expect to be given that seat and not have your ticket snatched from your hand, then moved to a worse seat — only to get abused on social media by an imperious corporation for talking about it on Twitter.

(Idea for new Delta motto: “If you like your seat, you can keep your seat!”)

This is why the “Seinfeld” exchange with a car rental company struck such a chord. It was about the infuriating result when words like “reservation” have no meaning:

Jerry: I don’t understand. I made a reservation. Do you have my reservation?

Rental car agent: Yes, we do. Unfortunately, we ran out of cars.

Jerry: But the reservation keeps the car here. That’s why you have the reservation.

Rental car agent: I know why we have reservations.

Jerry: I don’t think you do. If you did, I’d have a car. See, you know how to take the reservation, you just don’t know how to hold the reservation. And that’s really the most important part of the reservation: the holding. Anybody can just take them.

Read the rest HERE.

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