Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pipes Bails. Re-elect Obama, Vote For Hillary! Morphing From Businessman to Politician! Kim Coming!

This was sent to me by a good friend and fellow memo reader. It is a bit overboard but it does explain much in an earthy manner.

Then there are those who find the crooked raccoon preferable and want to elevate her to the people's house.

My friend did not know I have been having raccoon problems with my garbage pails.These clever animals have learned how to open them, take the tops off and gorge on my garbage. (See 1 below.)
Krauthammer said, in response to Cruz's address, 'it was the longest suicide  note he had ever heard.'

One thing Cruz accomplished.  He will remain disliked and distrusted.
Daniel Pipes bails!

Guess Daniel wants to re-elect Obama by making Hillary president.(See 2 below.)

What I am about to say may be taken as an apology for "Trumpism" and his many un-presidential mannerisms but we are witnessing a businessman morph into the role of a politician and frankly they are two different types of people in general.

Businessmen are blunt, bottom line and result oriented. They do not suffer fools and when they crack whips expect things to happen.  Therefore, their leadership style must be  different than that of politicians.

Politicians are smooth and, sadly, often too disingenuous. They too can be visionary but must work with many who have comparable egos and power.  They generally cannot crack whips and see things happen unless they are at the very top and wield power and have many privileges to dispense. They must run constantly to maintain their jobs and have to cater to many factions etc. They operate as individuals.

A good businessman is generally  a tiger/gorilla with a heart.  A good politicians is generally a decent peacock/mule .

Trump is in transition and has made many mistakes but he slayed all the dragons in the process so it is difficult for him to understand he must now pivot because it is one thing to gain the nomination and another to win in the general election. Particularly is this so when you have caused unnecessary scars during the former.

Trump is an off the cuff person and that does not work as well in a scripted environment.

All that said, I believe Trump has the moxie, the brains, the common sense and the competency to make a very good president. He is not the person the Democrats and Clinton's would have you believe he is, he is not the person the George Wills, Daniel Pipes et al would have you believe he is and Trump is probably not as god like as he thinks he is.

His speech tonight was a bit long but the contrast between him and Hillary is dramatic and if the voters are objective, willing to disbelieve and reject the chaff and propaganda and take to heart the fact that America is not what it has been, can and must be then Trump wins in an overwhelming way.

I have been wrong in my predictions when it comes to politics and certainly my call is a long shot but I think the time is ripe for a Donald Trump who, with all his warts, is more of what it means to be an American is all about than Hillary who is so false and out of touch.
Finally, I am pleased to indicate my friend, Kim Strassel, will be here to talk about, sell and autograph her new book Nov 1 and 2. More to follow when I have completed her schedule etc.
Subject:  Raccoons have to go!
You've been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately. You call the city, 4 different exterminators but nobody could handle the job. But there is this one guy and he guarantees you to get rid of them, so you hire him. You don't care if the guy smells, you don't care if the guy swears, you don't care if he's an alcoholic, you don't care how many times he's been married, you don't care if he voted for Obama, you don't care if he has plumber's simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He's the guy. He's the best. Period 
Here's why we want Trump. Yes he's a bit of an ass, yes he's an egomaniac, but we don't care. The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republican Party is two-faced & gutless, and illegals are everywhere. We want it all fixed! We don't care that Trump is crude, we don't care that he insults people, we don't care that he had been friendly with Hillary, we don't care that he has changed positions, we don't care that he's been married 3 times, we don't care that he fights with Megan Kelly and Rosie O'Donnell, we don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslin terrorist. This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegal's, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don't even recognize the country we were born and raised in; "AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED" and Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want. We're sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and sick of illegals. We just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but doesn't have lobbyist money holding him, he doesn't have political correctness restraining him, all you know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he's also not a politician, he's not a cowardly politician. And he says he'll fix it. And we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar.
Also we don't care if the guy has bad hair. 
We just want those raccoons gone.   Out of OUR HOUSE.   NOW. 
This is why thousands of people who haven't voted in 25 years are registering to vote this year. The raccoons have got to go.

Why I Just Quit the Republican Party

by Daniel Pipes
Philadelphia Inquirer

The Republican Party nominated Donald Trump as its candidate for president of the United States – and I responded ending my 44-year GOP membership.
Here's why I by bailed, quit, and jumped ship:
First, Trump's boorish, selfish, puerile, and repulsive character, combined with his prideful ignorance, his off-the-cuff policy making, and his neo-fascistic tendencies make him the most divisive and scary of any serious presidential candidate in American history. He is precisely "the man the founders feared" in Peter Wehner's memorable phrase. I want to be no part of this.
What a real conservative looks like: Margaret Thatcher with the author, 1996.
Second, his flip-flopping on the issues ("everything is negotiable") means that, as president, he has the mandate to do any damn thing he wants. This unprecedented and terrifying prospect could mean suing unfriendly reporters or bulldozing a recalcitrant Congress. It could also mean martial law. Count me out.
Third, with honorable exceptions, I wish to distance myself from a Republican Party establishment that made its peace with Trump to the point that it unfairly repressed elements at the national convention in Cleveland that still tried to resist his nomination. Yes, politicians and donors must focus on immediately issues (Supreme Court justice appointments) but party leaders like GOP committee chairman Reince Priebus, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wrongly acquiesced to Trump. As columnist Michael Gerson wryly notes, Trump "attacked the Republican establishment as low-energy, cowering weaklings. Now Republican leaders are lining up to surrender to him – like low-energy, cowering weaklings."
Fourth, the conservative movement, to which I belong, has developed since the 1950s into a major intellectual force. It did so by building on several key ideas (limited government, a moral order, and a foreign policy reflecting American interests and values). But the cultural abyss and constitutional nightmare of a Trump presidency will likely destroy this delicate creation. Ironically, although a Hillary Clinton presidency threatens bad Supreme Court justices, it leaves the conservative movement intact.
Finally, Trump is "an ignorant, amoral, dishonest and manipulative, misogynistic, philandering, hyper-litigious, isolationist, protectionist blowhard" in the words of Republican donor Michael K. Vlock. That charming list of qualities means supporting Trump translates into never again being able to criticize a Democrat on the basis of character. Or, in personal terms: how can one look at oneself in the mirror?
And so, with Trump's formal nomination, I bailed.

For the Republican Party to recover its soul, Trump needs to be thumped in November. Purged of his influence, the party of Lincoln and Reagan can rebuild.
In the meantime, I shall support other Republican candidates, notably Pennsylvania's excellent Senator Pat Toomey. As for president? Either the libertarian Gary Johnson, a write-in candidate, or no one at all.

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