Monday, March 20, 2017

Media misses story of its lifetime

November 8 was a sea-change in American politics. The news media acts as if the toilet overflowed.

Donald Trump wiped out and took over the Republican Party in the primaries, and then destroyed the Democratic Party and the media in the general election.

Marxism drowned.

Donald Trump did not wait until he was inaugurated to be president. He didn't take a vacation. Instead he turned Trump Tower into a Manhattan White House, met with dignitaries, heads of state, CEOs, and Kanye West.

Wall Street saw that and took off.

Carrier decided to stay in America, after he worked the phone on Thanksgiving, which he used as a half-day off.

But the media continues to carry water for the Democratic Party, apparently unaware that they deal with the rotted shell of the Party of LBJ. The nomination of three consecutive dandies for the presidency -- Gore, Kerry and Obama -- drove away the rank-and-file, first in the South, then Appalachia, and finally the Rust Belt.

And so Chuck Todd, George Stephanopoulos, and whoever the CBS equivalent is, missed the story of their lives. They think the story of their lifetime was the election of the first black president. That was expected to happen sooner or later.

No, what Trump and his supporters have done is stand up to the Establishment and reverse the polarity of American politics.

That is extraordinary. Whoever thought that the American people would truly take matters into their own hands and use the ballot box to throw the bums out -- all of them?

I certainly did not, at least not until Trump ran.

Marx is dead.

This was a Flight 93 election. If Hillary won, it would be over. There would be no recourse but to go full socialist, which when it failed would give way to fascism. Actual fascism, not this fake Hollywood stuff.

Read some world history.

Carl Pope has. He is the former executive director of the Sierra Club. He is scared:
Trump Unleashes Cultural Shift Among America's Business Leaders
One of the biggest impacts of President Trump's election is not the direct damage he may do — but the cultural shift he has unleashed among American business leaders. Assaults on decency and health that would have been unthinkable a few months ago are now the expected response by corporate executives pressured by short-term market pressures and right-wing political allies.
Let's be clear. American business is at risk of plunging into a race to the bottom — not only must Americans resist Trump directly, they must resist the culture of law-breaking and recklessness he is trying to trigger.
Pope is fear-mongering, hoping for some miracle that will reset time to November 8, when Hillary was about to be crowned queen. But it is too late to go back now to the salad days of Pope and his ilk.

He knows well what the business culture was before. Turning CEOs into SJWs was a lucrative sideline for tax-exempt Marxist organizations like his.

As head of the Sierra Club, Pope accepted $25 million from Aubrey McClendon, then CEO of Chesapeake Energy, an oil and gas company. McClendon paid for a "Coal Is Filthy" campaign to stop a coal project in Texas. Coal competes with natural gas. Time magazine reported on it five years ago.

It was like taking out an ad in the magazine to get the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

The SJW game is now over. Oddly enough, Ivanka Trump proved it. When Nordstrom's banned her, sales of her fashion line shot up 557% as people went on Amazon to buy her stuff.

You think any company is going to accept the next SJW demand to boycott?

The corporate climate is changing. One of the most successful businessmen of his generation is in charge. He invites CEOs, union leaders, technology pioneers, and plenty of others to the White House to find out what they need from Washington.

This is customer relations.

Usually, a pol gets paid off by a few key businessmen before the campaign, shutting out those who did not pony up.

In this case, Trump neither needed nor desired their money. Now that he is president, he is listening to everyone. It is a remarkable and historic moment in American history.

Capitalism is back.

Everyone is getting the same deal.

And the media misses the story as it pursues nonsense like the Russian story, and search in vain for that colony of Trump supporters who feel they were misled.

De-regulation is nigh. SJW federal agencies are going. Obamacare will die. Tax reform comes soon.

Oh yes, there will be a new deal on health insurance.

From the Daily Mail:
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday that he feels 'very good' about the GOP healthcare bill.
'I feel like, It's exactly where we want to be. And the reason I feel so good about this is because the president's become a great closer,' Ryan said of the legislation that needs 216 GOP votes to advance.
Republican leaders plan to bring the healthcare bill to a vote on the House of Representatives floor on Thursday. 
Speaking on the Fox News Sunday television program, Ryan said they were working to address concerns that had been raised by rank-and-file Republicans to the legislation. 
The GOP is overhauling the bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and to add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, Ryan said Sunday.
'We think we should be offering even more assistance than the bill currently does,' for lower-income people age 50 to 64, Ryan said of the tax credits for health insurance that are proposed in the legislation.
Ryan also said Republicans are working on changes that would allow federal block grants to states for Medicaid.
Block grants for Medicaid is important as we must rein in Medicaid spending, which is busting state budgets while fueling inflation in medical prices.

But junking Obamacare is only the beginning.

The biggest story is that about $2 trillion will be repatriated and invested in the United States next year when President Trump holds a tax amnesty (dropping the corporate tax rate on overseas profits to 10 percent temporarily).

What a big deal it was when Ford announced after Trump won that it was investing a billion bucks in American plants.

That $2 trillion is like 2,000 Ford Motor Companies.

That is almost three times as large as Obama's first stimulus, and instead of failing, it will work because companies will decide where to invest, not politicians. And instead of costing taxpayers $787 billion, the Treasury will add $200 billion from the amnesty tax on the repatriated money.

This investment will bring about a great era of prosperity.

When that happens, how will the media explain that to its grandchildren? The clown-ape-madman will have succeeded by what? Luck again???

But success is not guaranteed. President Trump will have to work his tail off.

This year is the big one, and repealing Obamacare has to happen.

Billionaire Conrad Black wrote of this last week:
Now, at last, Trump will have to perform. The Ryan health-care bill cannot be the final product and Trump has hinted at that. Rand Paul has called for repeal before there is agreement on a replacement, a matrix for health-care disaster and political suicide. The increased competition among insurance companies should pass, and the tax credits are fine as long as the need is real and they are claimed only when needed. But better health care for those not covered by public or private plans and of modest or insufficient means is going to be costly, and probably cannot be passed off entirely to the states with top-ups of Medicaid. Presumably, the president will demonstrate his capacity as a negotiator.
Everyone, presumably including Mr. Trump, knew this would not be easy, and everyone, presumably including Mr. Ryan, knows that the present bill won’t do. The Democrats are rubbing their hands and ululating with joy as they have every day since the Trump candidacy was announced, except on Election Night.
The president apparently believes that there is more political upside in non-coercion and lower cost and greater competition than there is downside in less-predictable care for the lowest economic rung. This is a hardball game and he is a hardball president. With health care and the budget and the tax plan coming on its heels and related to it, we will see how well Donald Trump understands the art of the political deal, and whether the Democrats can go on pretending they are watching the destiny of Humpty Dumpty, or not. Trump has won every round so far. Finally, he will have his chance to make history, change the country, and reverse the decline of America. It’s showtime.
I have no doubt President Trump will succeed.

Providence indeed watches over children, drunks, and the United States of America.

This is the one last chance for our nation.

We will not blow it.

I laugh at the sissified celebrities who say without self-awareness that they are part of "The Resistance," as if they are willing to sacrifice their lives fighting for anything.

Heck, they won't even give up their Bentleys or private jets to give the appearance of taking steps to stop global cooling/warming/climate change/whatever it is this week.

But Donald Trump and his supporters do not give a copulation what celebrities do. The president is too busy making America great again by reversing 30 years of Marxism to even sneer at them. (OK, maybe an occasional tweet to get them going.)

We won. Trump won. We are moving apace to restore America to her rightful place as the envy of the world.

While the news media misses the story just as they did the nomination and the election, President Trump makes history. Real history. American history.

These are the best eight years of our lives.

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11 comments:

  1. "But the media continues to carry water for the Democratic Party, apparently unaware that they deal with the rotted shell of the Party of LBJ."
    The media ignores that the bottom of their bucket is rusted out. It ain't there no more.

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  2. I was driving down Foxcraft Avenue in Martinsburg last week. Looked over at a strip mall and FOUR previously vacant storefronts were now occupied. That's the kind of hard data that works for me. We're comin back, baby. In a BIG way. Mr. Trump changed the mood, the attitude. Let's git er done, y'all.

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  3. Dang
    I mean even after allowing for EP (and Morgantown) being the only living parts of the state, that's impressive

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    1. And, construction on the Martinsburg Five Guys is nearly complete! (Happy dance)

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  4. That smell in the air is desperation. All of the Lefties/Marxists/SJWs and the MSM see their world and everything they have worked for for so long crashing down around them. And there isn't a damned thing they are able to do about it. Once President Trump's reorientation of the U.S. is complete and the train is back on the right track they will have nothing to argue against without being taken for fools, even by their own Kool-Aid drinkers. The schadenfreude is fantastic! - Elric

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  5. "Capitalism is back."

    That line alone scares the Hell out of the Lefties.

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    1. The Left doesn't understand capitalism. But if you tell them it is a name given to the individual liberty or, as as much as is permitted, by the current entity that has monopoly on violence, to retain their personal earnings over that required for subsistence and use this savings, or capital to create wealth for their own self.

      "Precisely what makes a slave is that he is allowed no use of productive capital to make wealth on his own account."

      True, in America even under Obama, you could make wealth for your own self, as long as you had the right cronies or could pay off the right bureaucrats with licensing and fees.

      There are "elites" on the Left and the Right, Trump won the middle.

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  6. Trump's got the Democrats in training for the next Olympics.

    He wants them all to win gold in the Synchronized 1000-Yard Stare.

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  7. If I remember Mel Brooks' History of the World, Part 1 correctly, the guy who carried water at the Court of Versailles was termed the "Piss Boy".

    "Wait for the shake..."

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  8. A funny thing about Trump is that he is a raging workaholic. Obama could have done even more damage had he not been such a lazy slacker.

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  9. The narrative is already in place for the next elections.

    "Trump brought the jobs back to America. The Democrats if elected will send them out of the country again".

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