Friday, February 24, 2017

Ego Over What Could Have Made America Greater? Bannon Banned? Fascist Left anti-Semites Must Be Confronted.

Back from Athens.
Elliott Abram's comments, at the SIRC President's Day Dinner, will be written up and after he approves them, I will post in a subsequent memo.

His presentation was balanced, insightful and the audience was  praiseworthy.

On a personal note, Elliott is one of the most down to earth and delightful people I have had the pleasure to come to know.

Trump pledged he would always do what is best for our nation and I believe he truly means that. However, when it came to his rejection of appointing Elliott, the number two person at State, I believe he allowed his own ego to win out over "Making America Great Again."

Elliott was supported for the position by Tillerson and even Trump's son in law and his extensive knowledge and contacts in The Middle East and his executive/management experience would have been invaluable.

Apparently Elliott was gutted by Brannon for the comments he made against Trump during the campaign.  Elliott's comments did not rise to the level of others, some of whom were subsequently approved to serve in the administration. Elliott is not bitter  and seems to have taken the decision in stride which is additional testimony to his character, decency and balanced maturity.

He made an observation in his comments that was no one from the political side of government should be allowed in NSA meetings and now it seems Trump has agreed to allow his appointee, McMaster, to have his way with personnel and Bannon will not be attending these meeting.
The fascist left is at it again and are engaged in contrived slurs and accusations against Trump as they rise from their gutters and rocks. they are employing sick tactics which will boomerang because Trump bears no resemblance to their hateful attacks. They do not understand this nation and remain, as always, a dangerous fringe element that needs to be resisted and their divisive message totally rejected. (See 1 and 1a  below.)

Unlike Erick Erickson, I do not agree the contempt from the left should be ignored. (See 1b below.)

Yesterday, my Congressional representative, Buddy Carter, held a town meeting attended by 600 ( I could not be there.) people.  Buddy told me most were boisterous, riotous, abusive and it appeared their strident cacophony had been orchestrated.  (click on Wednesday's front page story.)

What Buddy experienced is happening all over the nation as Senators and Representatives hold town hall meetings during their recess. They are being confronted by attempts to shout them and their supporters down  in a manner that indicates these thugs are uninterested in facts only creating discord. Sign of the times and evidence the left are revealing the pathological side of their psyche.
The nation's favorite Congressional dingbat speaks out again. (See 2 below.)

Trump: Anti-Semitic threats are ‘horrible and painful’

Trump said that the bomb threats against Jewish community centers were a reminder of the need to “root out hate, prejudice and evil.”

President Donald Trump condemned the many bomb threats against Jewish community centers throughout the United States, referring to them as “horrible” and “painful” during remarks on Tuesday after touring the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

“The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil,” said Trump.
“This tour was a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms.”
Trump, who has Jewish grandchildren from a marriage between his daughter Ivanka, a Jewish convert and that of Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner, has expressed sensitivity to any charge of anti-Semitism thrown in his direction. Trump appeared to have misunderstood a question posed by Jake Turx, an orthodox Jew serving as the White House correspondent for Ami Magazine, who asked the president about countering such anti-Semitic threats.

“It’s not a simple question, not a fair question,” Trump responded. “I am the least anti-Semitic person that you have ever seen in your entire life.”

At a joint press conference the day before, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said that “there is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump.”

1a)This is the Donald Trump that I have known for over 30 years. 

Liz Crokin is an award-winning author, a seasoned journalist and an advocate for sex crime victims. Liz began her journey at the University of Iowa where she received a bachelor’s in journalism and political science.Trump Does The Unthinkable by Liz Crokin

Donald Trump is a racist, bigot, sexist, xenophobe, anti-Semitic and Islamophobe -- did I miss anything?....yup¦  he is also deplorable. The left and the media launch these hideous kinds of attacks at Trump everyday; yet, nothing could be further from the truth about the real estate mogul.

As an entertainment journalist, I've had the opportunity to cover Trump for over a decade, and in all my years covering him I've never heard anything negative about the man until he announced he was running for president.  Keep in mind, I got paid a lot of money to dig up dirt on celebrities like Trump for a living so a scandalous story on the famous billionaire could've potentially sold a lot of magazines and would've been a Huge feather in my cap.
Instead, I found that he doesn't drink alcohol or do drugs, he's a hardworking businessman.

On top of that, he's one of the most generous celebrities in the world with a heart filled with more gold than his $100 million New York penthouse.

Since the media has failed so miserably at reporting the truth about Trump, I decided to put together some of the acts of kindness he's committed over three decades which has gone virtually unnoticed or fallen on deaf ears.

•In 1986, Trump prevented the foreclosure of Annabell Hill's family farm after her husband committed suicide. Trump personally phoned down to the auction to stop the sale of her home and offered the widow money. Trump decided to take action after he saw Hill's pleas for help in news reports.

•In 1988, a commercial airline refused to fly Andrew Ten, a sick Orthodox Jewish child with a rare illness, across the country to get medical care because he had to travel with an elaborate life-support system. His grief stricken parents contacted Trump for help and he didn't hesitate to send his own plane to take the child from Los Angeles to New York so he could get his treatment.

•In 1991, 200 Marines who served in Operation Desert Storm spent time at Camp Jejune in North Carolina before they were scheduled to return home to their families. However, the Marines were told that a mistake had been made and an aircraft would not be able to take them home on their scheduled departure date. When Trump got wind of this, he sent his plane to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami to safely return the Gulf War Marines to their loved ones.

•In 1995, a motorist stopped to help Trump after the limo he was traveling in got a flat tire. Trump asked the Good Samaritan how he could repay him for his help. All the man asked for was a bouquet of flowers for his wife. A few weeks later Trump sent the flowers with a note that read: We've paid off your mortgage.

•In 1996, Trump filed a lawsuit against the city of Palm Beach , Florida accusing the town of discriminating against his Mar-a-Lago resort club because it allowed Jews and blacks. Abraham Foxman, who was the Anti-Defamation League Director at the time, said Trump put the light on Palm Beach not on the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side of discrimination.   Foxman also noted that Trump's charge had a trickle-down effect because other clubs followed his lead and began admitting Jews and blacks.

•In 2000, Maury Povich featured a little girl named Megan who struggled with Brittle Bone Disease on his show and Trump happened to be watching.  Trump said the little girl's story and positive attitude touched his heart.  So he contacted Maury and gifted the little girl and her family with a very generous check.

•In 2008, after Jennifer Hudson's family members were tragically murdered in Chicago , Trump put the Oscar-winning actress and her family up at his Windy City hotel for free. In addition to that, Trump's security took extra measures to ensure Hudson and her family members were safe during such a difficult time.

•In 2013, New York bus driver Darnell Barton spotted a woman close to the edge of a bridge staring at traffic below as he drove by. He stopped the bus, got out and put his arm around the woman and saved her life by convincing her to not jump. When Trump heard about this story, he sent the hero bus driver a check simply because he believed his good deed deserved to be rewarded.

•In 2014, Trump gave $25,000 to Sgt. Andrew Tamoressi after he spent seven months in a Mexican jail for accidentally crossing the US-Mexico border.  President Barack Obama couldn't even be bothered to make one phone call to assist with the United States Marine's release; however, Trump opened his pocketbook to help this serviceman get back on his feet.

•In 2016, Melissa Consin Young attended a Trump rally and tearfully thanked Trump for changing her life. She said she proudly stood on stage with Trump as Miss Wisconsin USA in 2005. However, years later she found herself struggling with an incurable illness and during her darkest days she explained that she received a handwritten letter from Trump telling her she's the bravest woman, I know. She said the opportunities that she got from Trump and his organizations ultimately provided her Mexican-American son with a full-ride to college.

•Lynne Patton, a black female executive for the Trump Organization, released a statement in 2016 defending her boss against accusations that he's a racist and a bigot. She tearfully revealed how she's struggled with substance abuse and addiction for years. Instead of kicking her to the curb, she said the Trump Organization and his entire family loyally stood by her through immensely difficult times.

Donald Trump's kindness knows no bounds and his generosity has and continues to touch the lives of people from every sex, race and religion. When Trump sees someone in need, he wants to help.
Two decades ago, Oprah asked Trump in a TV interview if he'd run for president. He said: If it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out totally, because I really am tired of seeing what's happening with this country.

That day has come.
Trump sees that America is in need and he wants to help.
How unthinkable!
On the other hand. have you ever heard of Hillary or Obama ever doing such things with their own resources?
Now that's really unthinkable!

1b) Ignore Them

The Democrats, having badly misinterpreted the success of the tea party movement in 2010, have decided to replicate what they perceive as the tea party movement headed into 2018. To a rather good level of success, the Democrats once mapped out what they thought the “vast right wing conspiracy” looked like and created groups to mirror their imagined VRWC (never mind it did not really exist). The Democrats, however, will not have the same success this time and Republicans should ignore them.
The central component of the Democrats’ effort is continual protests. In addition to protesting at every available opportunity and staging walk outs, the Democrats are piling into congressional townhall meetings to shout down congressmen and share their too good to be true sob stories about how Obamacare has helped them. They have a ready contingent of reporters to help them advance their narrative. On Monday, for example, twenty protestors in one city managed to capture the entirety of the local news media’s attention. In another, a teacher who claimed to be a Christian claimed her faith demanded support for the individual mandate. Not only did she get on TV, but she got to pen an op-ed in the Washington Post.
Republicans can and should ignore all this and instead plow ahead with repealing Obamacare for a number of reasons.
First, while some of the protestors are constituents, the overwhelming majority of protestors showing up are Democrat activists bussed in for the occasion. They are flooding the zone with protestors to ensure maximum media attention, but few of the people can actually vote for the congressmen.
Second, Republicans made large gains by campaigning repeatedly to repeal Obamacare. They got re-elected on promises of repealing Obamacare. Do they really think they are suddenly going to be swept to defeat by keeping that promise?
Third, because of redistricting, even those Democrat partisans showing up at town hall meetings are not reflective of the Republican districts. The Democrats have failed to understand the key success of the tea party movement. It was a movement about getting Republican congressmen in line with the wishes of their congressional districts. That has been done. The GOP has moved right as a reflection of the tea party movement because its congressional challengers won primaries by more closely mirroring the districts.
Democrats, to the extent they have a comparable tea party, would be playing in Democrat districts moving them left. And there are fewer of those than Republican districts.
Right now, the Democrats are in 24/7 grievance mode. They are disruptive, angry, combative, and being disrespectful at many of the town hall meetings. They are expertly creating and packaging made for TV movements for local media. And none of it matters. Because of the way most congressional districts are drawn and because of the continued unpopularity of Obamacare, it simply does not matter.
The media would have you believe it matters because the media is sympathetic to the left. But it does not and they should be ignored.
Republicans should promptly repeal Obamacare. They can come up with a replacement plan that will probably get Democrat votes once Obamacare is repealed. They will get no help from the Democrats at all on any plan to restructure Obamacare as long as they keep Obamacare in place.
Ignore the protestors. Kill Obamacare.

DELIGHTFUL: Maxine Waters Calls President Trump’s Cabinet ‘A Bunch Of Scumbags’ 

Maxine Waters acts like a walking, talking disaster.  She says Putin invaded Korea, gets PUNKed into thinking Russia invaded Limpopo, is on a witch hunt to Impeach Trump and now has the audacity to call Trump’s cabinet ‘A Bunch Of Scumbags’.

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