The speech

March 2nd, 2017

Man, I missed it; went to bed early last night, and woke up this morning to some of the most grim, depressed, and hangdog looks on the faces of the Today Show crew I ever have seen. This video is worth watching, at the very least for the two-time Obama voter who hints that he’s done with the Democrat Socialists forever; the interviewer tries to trip him up on the “Muslim ban,” among other things, whereupon he quite forcefully—and accurately—corrects the fool, and then says: it’s about protecting Americans; why wouldn’t you like that?

And that’s the big question, ain’t it? Why DON’T the Democrat Socialists feel themselves able to cheer for establishing a regulatory climate in which businesses might feel encouraged to create jobs for Americans, instead of being punished for it? Why do the Democrat Socialists sit on their hands when Trump talks about being the president not of the world, but of the United States? What exactly bothers them about securing our borders? Or of calling Islamic terrorism exactly what it is, rather than disingenuously refusing to recognize reality? What is it about him doing his job—his one and only job— of putting the interests of this country first that so disturbs them?

Exactly how far gone are they into a reflexive, mindless hatred and contempt for their own damned country and its people that they can’t at least see the political expediency of pretending otherwise?

Doesn’t really matter, I guess; when even Van Jones (!!!) is capable of acknowledging a home run when he sees it sail over the center-field fence—and is promptly pilloried for it—then the writing for these cretins is well and truly on the wall.

RUSH: Now, Van Jones, the avowed communist at CNN, former member of the Obama Regime, was blown away by the moment last night where Carryn Owens was honored along with her husband, a Navy SEAL, by President Trump, and he is being tarred and feathered today by other liberals. They are ripping him a new one, and this is what he said last night on CNN’s special coverage.

JONES: There’s substance, and there’s tone. The substance of the speech I disagree with entirely. But I think at some point Democrats gotta be willing to take “yes” for an answer. We’ve been asking for him to be more presidential. We’ve been asking for him to be less divisive. We’ve been asking for him to pretend like maybe being the president matters to him, as much as it matters to us, and tonight he showed some glimmers of that. If we can’t as Democrats say, “You know what? Thank you for that part,” then I think that we are adding to the problem we’re trying to solve. We’re not gonna get there if everything he does we’ve gotta attack even when he’s right.

RUSH: Well, that’s not the bite that I wanted. He was effusive. That speaks for itself. I mean, that would get him in trouble as it is. But he went way beyond that when he was describing the Carryn Owens moment. And I’ll tell you what that is when we get that.

Here’s what he said: “There are a lot of people who have a lot of reason to be frustrated with Trump, to be fearful of him, but that was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics, period. And he did something extraordinary. And for the people who’ve been hoping that he would become unifying, hoping that he might find some way to become presidential, they should be happy with that moment.

“For people who have been hoping that maybe he would remain a divisive cartoon, which he often finds a way to do, they should begin to become a little bit worried tonight because that thing you just saw him do, if he finds a way to do that over and over again, he’s gonna be there for eight years. Now, there was a lot that he said in that speech that was counterfactual, that was not right, that I oppose and I will oppose. But he did something tonight that you cannot take away from him. He became president of the United States.”

He was effusive. And the left, you would not believe some of the vicious tweets that have been aimed at Carryn Owens for allowing herself to be used as a prop, allowing herself to be exploited by this evil Trump. And Van Jones being savaged for not seeing that that’s what was going on.

For myself, I’ll just offer up another told-ya-so. Trump didn’t say anything last night that he hasn’t said all along, and all this “new tone,” supposed inclusiveness, whatever, doesn’t sound any different at all to me than he did from the start. The big difference with Trump is just this: he’s actually doing exactly what he said all along he was going to do.

And he’s the only guy in the Republican primary field who could have, or would have. He’s beholden to no one; he has his own money, buckets of it; he relishes conflict, thrives on controversy, positively thrills to eating his competition for lunch, and loves winning; he speaks his mind without hesitation and will not stand still for dishonest attacks, lashing out every time one of his enemies launches another smear campaign against him, calling them out in plain language and telling them to their faces exactly what he thinks of them.

He “became President” last night? Like hell he did; he became President on January 20th, everybody else is just now catching up. But unlike any and every professional politician you could name, he actually intends to keep his promises to the people who elected him. He knows who his friends are. He knows who they aren’t, too. He’s run rings around everybody who opposed or doubted him ever since he took that famous ride down the escalator. He’s weathered storm after manufactured controversy after ginned-up OUTRAGE!, and come out on top EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I expect him to continue to do so, just as I have all along.

He handed the Democrat Socialists their heads last night. They had convinced themselves that America That Was was finished, that we were subjugated once and for all when they contrived, through low skullduggery and contra-Constitutional manipulation, to grab the brass ring of government health care they had lusted for for so long. They got cocky, assumed their victory was permanent and irreversible, and dropped the mask prematurely so that all of us could see the ugly authoritarian face underneath. They figured they had us, and there was nothing we could do about it.

Ahh, but sadly for them, there was: we could turn out in droves and nominate and elect an outsider who didn’t give a single shit about kowtowing to them, mouthing the platitudes to get elected and then getting right back to DC business as usual the moment he was sworn in like all the usual run-of-the-mill Republicrat phonies. We could elect a tough, coarse, über-competitive, cunning, and seasoned hardass utterly lacking in either the urge or the need to suck up to anybody at all. We could throw off the ennui and despair, the resignation to defeat and decay brought down on us by eight years of Democrat Socialist totalitarianism and Republican betrayal. We could believe in our ability to take our country back and put it on the proper path again. We could find ourselves a leader who would dare to defy them, to stand in unswerving opposition, for real this time.

We could, maybe, just possibly, make a start on Draining The Swamp.

And so we have. Now, after last night, they’re shell-shocked. They’re gobsmacked. They just might be finished, possibly for good, or at best until they figure out a way to fool us about who and what they really are again. Last night they had harsh reality rubbed right in their faces, without apology, remorse, or reticence.

They’re going to have to go far, far out of their way to recover ground they thought was conquered long ago, and they’re not going to be able to do it with petulance, weeping, rioting, destruction of property, empty threats, and childish tantrums. Holding one’s breath and turning blue never yet won anybody an election. Sitting slackjawed and glassy-eyed, looking depressed and puzzled while refusing to applaud when a duly-elected President speaks of restoring American strength and prosperity, of putting America first, isn’t going to garner many votes. The very fact that they find the idea so outlandish speaks volumes about how far they’ve removed themselves from mainstream America…and of how difficult it’s going to be for them to find their way back.

They’ve gotten themselves stuck in a very tight spot indeed; their depraved-lunatic base is going to insist on RESISTANCE! and revolution against the normals whose votes they’re going to have to figure out how to retrieve somehow. It’s been said that old-line Democrats like Truman or JFK would have no place in today’s Democrat-Socialist freakshow, and it’s true; Reagan famously said, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party, it left me”—and that was more than half a fucking century ago. They have done nothing at all in the way of moderation since. Quite the opposite, in fact.

That ongoing embrace of Leftist radicalism, dragging a meek and collusionist GOPe ever leftward along with them, has left the Democrat Socialist Party with almost no good options. The more they’ve let those freak flags fly, the more they’ve alienated the great mass of normal Americans—ordinary people who don’t really wish to tread on, stifle, or harass anyone, but who at the same time don’t really enjoy having the latest pseudo-intellectual pop-psy fad, government-funded self-indulgence, or outlandish sexual perversion hurled in their teeth, on pain of hysterical accusations of bigotry and Naziism.

And now, after last night’s stunning coup de grace, they just can’t believe what’s happened to them, and that the author of their misery is…DONALD? FUCKING? TRUMP?!?

It’s delicious, ain’t it? This far, no farther, motherfuckers; we have only just begun to fight. After only a month, Trump is perfectly on track to wind up being exactly what I’ve been saying he might: one of the best damned Presidents we’ve ever had. And if he ends up dragging at least a semi-significant fraction of Democrat Socialists back from the brink of abject lunacy in spite of themselves—if only in the utilitarian interest of winning the occasional election again, rather than from any sincere reflection and contrition over having tossed themselves over the abyss into rejection and irrelevance—well, so much the better for all of us.

It beats a shooting war and partition-by-violence all hollow. Judging from their response to last night’s powerhouse speech, I ain’t exactly holding my breath for any sudden outbreak of reason and sanity. But if Van Jones (!!!) can figure it out, at least partially, maybe others can too—enough of them, at any rate, to forestall the otherwise inevitable cataclysm. It’s worth hoping for, anyway, forlorn though that hope might be.

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  1. William H Jordan
    March 3rd, 2017 at 16:08 | #1
    Hey Mike. Relevant to this post - you might be amused by the following Youtube video from Sargon of Akkad:

    CNN Bend the Knee to Trump:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07xVUL3F0o8

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