This is no messing around nor are they vague accusations. Why is this not Front Page News day after day? Is it because the media and a large proportion of the Congress are co-conspirators. Here is more of the story but in an out of the way website: Trump accuses Sessions, Rosenstein, and McCabe of ‘illegal and treasonous’ plot to overthrow him. But the tweets are genuine and the President could not be more clear or direct. You really do need to wonder why this is not the first item in every newscast. If this were in any way a sign that PDT had gone off the deep end it would be. Since the evidence is now so overwhelming that this is actually what took place, why does everyone just seem to do their best to hide this attempted coup in the midst of the American democratic system from view. Does no one really care?
If this was illegal and treasonous, why aren’t these people being arrested? The icy calm in the midst of it, where this is said by the President but no one says or does anything, not even responding to what he said, is bizarre. And there’s nothing I can see at Drudge, Instapundit or Breitbart. It’s a mystery, a complete mystery.
Not a “hoax” but actual treason. Obviously not from an American newspaper but from the Daily Mail in the UK: Trump quotes Rush Limbaugh’s claim that Mueller’s investigators ‘ought to be in jail’ for cover-up of ‘silent coup’ against the president
- Rush Limbaugh cited the case of Andrew McCabe, the former deputy FBI director, in claiming some Justice Department officials should be locked up
- McCabe says he knew of Justice Department discussions about using the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to remove Donald Trump from office.
- ‘The Mueller investigation, I believe, is a cover-up of all of that. It’s to distract everybody’s attention,’ Limbaugh claimed
- President Trump tweeted a tweaked-for-space version of his comments
- ‘These people are unelected. They took it upon themselves to overthrow the election results of 2016,’ the radio host said
- He claimed the Obama DOJ ignored ‘potential real collusion and conspiracy between Democrats and Russians to undermine the Trump candidacy’
Meanwhile the story that is dominating the American media is an actual hoax from some B-Grade actor who tried to pretend that he had been attacked in sub-zero weather by two MAGA-hat-wearing racists, who turn out to be black African friends of his.
The American mainstream media is a conspiracy on its own and by itself.
In his State of the Union, the President focused on anti-semitism which is again a force for evil in the world today when one would have hoped it had disappeared into the past. This has been highlighted by Scott Johnson at Powerline in a post on The State of the Union is Good. These are the relevant parts of his post.
I want to highlight one especially important theme. President Trump has taken a lot of unjustified grief for alleged anti-Semitism. What a farce.
Last night the president recognized individual Holocaust survivors among his special guests, but he went beyond gestures. He expressed support of the Jewish people and opposition to anti-Semitism (see, e.g., the case of Iran). He mentioned his support of Israel as well. The Jewish theme made for a powerful motif. Here he knit together Trump foreign policy with recognition of a law enforcement hero:
My Administration has acted decisively to confront the world’s leading state sponsor of terror: the radical regime in Iran.
To ensure this corrupt dictatorship never acquires nuclear weapons, I withdrew the United States from the disastrous Iran nuclear deal. And last fall, we put in place the toughest sanctions ever imposed on a country.
We will not avert our eyes from a regime that chants death to America and threatens genocide against the Jewish people. We must never ignore the vile poison of anti-Semitism, or those who spread its venomous creed. With one voice, we must confront this hatred anywhere and everywhere it occurs.
Just months ago, 11 Jewish-Americans were viciously murdered in an anti-semitic attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. SWAT Officer Timothy Matson raced into the gunfire and was shot seven times chasing down the killer. Timothy has just had his 12th surgery — but he made the trip to be here with us tonight. Officer Matson: we are forever grateful for your courage in the face of evil.
He wasn’t done:
Tonight, we are also joined by Pittsburgh survivor Judah Samet. He arrived at the synagogue as the massacre began. But not only did Judah narrowly escape death last fall — more than seven decades ago, he narrowly survived the Nazi concentration camps. Today is Judah’s 81st birthday. Judah says he can still remember the exact moment, nearly 75 years ago, after 10 months in a concentration camp, when he and his family were put on a train, and told they were going to another camp. Suddenly the train screeched to a halt. A soldier appeared. Judah’s family braced for the worst. Then, his father cried out with joy: “It’s the Americans.”
A second Holocaust survivor who is here tonight, Joshua Kaufman, was a prisoner at Dachau Concentration Camp. He remembers watching through a hole in the wall of a cattle car as American soldiers rolled in with tanks. “To me,” Joshua recalls, “the American soldiers were proof that God exists, and they came down from the sky.”
I began this evening by honoring three soldiers who fought on D-Day in the Second World War. One of them was Herman Zeitchik. But there is more to Herman’s story. A year after he stormed the beaches of Normandy, Herman was one of those American soldiers who helped liberate Dachau. He was one of the Americans who helped rescue Joshua from that hell on earth. Almost 75 years later, Herman and Joshua are both together in the gallery tonight — seated side-by-side, here in the home of American freedom. Herman and Joshua: your presence this evening honors and uplifts our entire Nation.
All in all, an excellent speech with many highlights.
Quotable quote: “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence –- not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”
There has never been a moment in all the years since he entered public life, which for me is now four years ago, that I have ever doubted the sincerity of a word he has said. He is the most remarkable man I have ever seen hold high office and we are blessed to have him where he is.
“I call it ‘populist conservatism’ but it’s really just conservativism. Conservatism is about seeing the world as it is.”
The virtual absence of any mention of Nancy Pelosi’s sudden decision to allow the State of the Union address to go ahead, as if this were always on the cards, astonishes me. The notion that PDT gave it all away with nothing in it for himself, turns out to be not true at all. It may actually be that it was the Dems who will turn out to have given the game away since not so surprisingly, PDT has won the public relations battle, and may yet win the rest as uphill a battle as it may look: Pelosi Suffers MASSIVE Backlash Over Shutdown As She Watches Her Popularity Plummets, which adds this detail:
Also pressure on Pelosi and the Democrats is building as the United States Border Patrol just released the latest apprehension data at our southern border deflating their narrative:
Today, United States Customs and Border Protection released new information regarding the number of family units apprehended along the southwest border and the demographics of large groups apprehended in recent months by the United States Border Patrol (USBP).
As of today, USBP has seen a surge in Family Unit Aliens compared to the same time from last fiscal year by 280%. Fiscal Year 2018 was a record year and this year will surpass that if the current trend continues without any legislative fixes. Overall apprehensions between the POE’s are up 81%.
Over the past few months (FY19 to date), USBP has seen a dramatic increase in the number of large groups of 100 illegal aliens or more being apprehended along the southern border.
In the El Paso, Rio Grande Valley, Tucson, and Yuma Sectors over the last four months, smugglers and traffickers have delivered 53 large groups, totaling 8,797 illegal aliens.
This should also be at the core of the Australian election. We have effectively stopped the boats, but you may be sure whatever success we have had up till now will disappear the day the election ends in a Labor government.
There’s never been anyone like him with the above letter published on Instagram.
The key sentences:
Therefore, I will be honoring your invitation, and fulfilling my Constitutional duty, to deliver important information to the people and Congress of the United States of America regarding the state of our union.
I look forward to seeing you on the evening of January 29th in the Chamber of the House of Representatives. It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very important, on location!
And do notice the exclamation mark. What’s she going to do to stop him coming, build a wall?
UPDATE: From the comments: “Trump canceled the SOTU speech about half an hour before you posted this.”
We’ll just have to see what the next stage is going to be. The latest from the now anti-Trump Drudge:
Week 5: Shutdown votes set up political test for Senate...
Centrist Dems urge Pelosi to break stalemate...
New Offer? Green Cards...
IRS Warns of Tax Refund Delay...
POLL: Trump Disapproval Hits High...
'Build a Wall & Crime Will Fall!'
White House: Economy May Not Grow In First Quarter...
NANCY: NO STATE OF UNION!
President Looking At 'Alternative'...
An amazing test of wills. This is Pelosi’s letter in reply.
Dear Mr. President:
When I extended an invitation on January 3rd for you to deliver the State of the Union address, it was on the mutually agreed upon date, January 29th. At that time, there was no thought that the government would still be shut down.
In my further correspondence of January 16th, I said we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has re-opened and I hope that we can still do that.
I am writing to inform you that the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President’s State of the Union address in the House Chamber until government has opened.
Again, I look forward to welcoming you to the House on a mutually agreeable date for this address when government has been opened.
From Covington Kids Going To The White House.
On Tuesday, Nick Sandmann, the student from Covington Catholic High school who was at the center of the controversy with Native American Nathan Phillips last Friday near the Lincoln Memorial, confirmed to The Daily Wire that the White House has reached out to host the students. Sandmann said, “The President wants to send a plane down to get us.”
The article speculates on why he might have extended the invitation, with this their final conclusion: “Trump simply wants to support the boys whom he thinks have been wronged.”
The actual reason is that PDT is the greatest marketing genius ever to become President, who is also aware that we are in a war for the survival of Western Civilisation, which has all those features dispensable on the left, such as free market economies, freedom of thought and freedom of religion, none of which is actually free but must be fought for and defended. And if you don’t think all of this is at risk, let me therefore bring this to your attention: 74% of Democrats would vote for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for President.
A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll finds that 74% of Democrats (and people who lean Dem) would consider voting for Ocasio-Cortez if she were old enough to run for president. (She’s 29; you have to be at least 35.)
- That includes the 17% who would “definitely” vote for her.
- Jon Cohen, SurveyMonkey’s chief research officer, tells me: “These data show the phenomenon is real — she tops Sen. Schumer in favorability among Democrats and overall nearly rivals Speaker Pelosi.”
There are no principles on the left, only a will to power plus an astonishing level of ignorance.
A reminder to you Keynesians out there, macroeconomic theory is false from end to end, providing no insight into how an economy works. Other than that, please carry on. From Instapundit.
HORRORS OF THE TRUMP ECONOMY: Skills Gap Gives Workers Unprecedented Power, Perks. “A survey from CareerBuilder reports 25 percent of employers in manufacturing have lost revenue due to unfilled vacancies, and many are offering extended overtime pay to existing workers as they struggle to keep production lines running. Difficult-to-fill production jobs now command a wage premium, partially in an attempt to lure job seekers who might prefer other fields. Industrial engineers and other tech-savvy factory jobs offer four or five times the salary of a floor assembly role. Another key benefit workers have been able to negotiate as their value rises is on-site and in-role training. Employers who could previously depend on trained and certified workers to arrive at interviews are increasingly willing to offer training and certification to less-qualified but more readily available entry-level workers. Training is often paid and may reduce onboarding time by training participants for specific roles and proprietary systems.”
It’s easy to see why they want to impeach him since he is demonstrating that virtually everything our political elites believe is wrong.
Aside from anything else, the cleverness of this tactic is in that everyone will read the letter and its final para. That is the message the Democrats want to bottle up. And who would have known she was heading off to Europe in the midst of it all? Will she still go? It’s not the money.