President Trump, Right Again

Former President Donald Trump warned of encroaching communism in the U.S. during a speech on Saturday.

“What’s happening to our country has sadly happened to many others. We are at the beginning of a communist system,” Trump said while speaking in Arizona at Turning Point Action. “Radicals are seizing power and destroying everything we hold dear as Americans, and it’s happening. And I said it was going to happen.”

Trump said leftists are ushering in communism by dismantling the rule of law, censoring speech, taking over the free press, and imprisoning political opponents.

“Look at what I’ve been through for years — and of course [they] hold fake phony elections,” he concluded. [from Breitbart 7/25/21]

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

THE RINO FACTION OF THE GOP IS DEAD AND IT’S TIME TO BURY IT: HERE’S THE PROOF

Donald Trump was so effective at being president the deep state literally had to steal his reelection to get him out of office.

They couldn’t afford to have some political first-timer, an outsider, come in and upset their sweet, back-scratching, self-enriching set-up that took a century to install.

No. Trump had to go, come hell or high water, and if it took destroying our electoral system in the process, so be it.

The RINO faction of the GOP was involved in ‘Operation Dump Trump’ as well, don’t think for a moment they weren’t.

They were being self-enriched and empowered by the ‘old system’ just fine. They didn’t want to see it end, either. But it did the moment Trump won the GOP nomination in 2016.

And now that faction is gone. For good.

Trump was too effective at being a patriot and delivering for our country and all of our people. And Republicans, by and large, don’t want to see him go.

A just-released poll proves the point, per USA Features News:

A new survey of Republican voters found that while most like former Vice President Mike Pence, they nevertheless still prefer former President Donald Trump and his policies more.

According to Rasmussen Reports, 69% of GOP voters have a favorable opinion of the former VP.

But asked who the Republican Party should most be ‘like,’ 64% of GOP voters said Trump, while 24% chose Pence.

It’s among the first surveys to gauge the potential 2024 presidential primary between the two former running mates ahead of the next general election cycle.

Both men have recently emerged back into the political limelight but neither has said definitively whether they will run.

While Republican patriots still have the garbage Marxist deep state to deal with, it’s obvious we won’t have to worry much anymore about the RINOs.

We want Trump and more importantly, Trumpism. We’ve seen its benefits. We’ve seen a glimpse of the promise of our founders and the potential greatness of our nation birthed in liberty.

And we want more of it.

RINOs can’t — and won’t — deliver on that promise. They never did, and they never will.

Duncan Smith

Trumpism Will Extend Far Beyond the Man Himself

Since today there is a cultural obsession with rendering everything an -ism, it is only fitting that the presidency of Donald Trump would produce the term “Trumpism.” After all, Trump ignited a conservative revolution that had been brewing for years.

The term Trumpism clearly connotes different ideas and meanings depending on whom you ask, but it really is not all that complicated. Trump was a unique political figure during a unique time — and his raunchiness mixed with “America First” policies appealed to voters who felt perpetually alienated by staunch and plasticky politicians wholly unrelatable. Some say Trump was the figure that changed hearts and minds, and this is certainly true for many Republicans who decided to jump ship from the prior era, but in many ways he is merely the symptom of a fervent discontentment across America with corporate and urbanist centrality.

The former president recognized that there was a vast swath of people not getting their voices heard, people the establishment had made to feel small, and he encompassed that voice. He was their shiny object. He was also the fighter for alienated Americans, enduring the endless attacks and namecalling from a Democratic Party so intent on trying to conform citizens to an unyielding orthodoxy of “wokeness” and supposed virtuosity.

Here’s the thing, though. Trumpism will outlive Donald Trump. It will do so because, as aforementioned, Trump was simply one unique figure who represented millions of Americans who felt underrepresented in our power-concentrated republic. Citizens who support his policies, such as border security, a strong national defense uninvolved in unnecessary conflicts, and trade deals that benefit the American worker and manufacturing sector — to name a few — haven’t left the country. They are here and still desiring of change. Trumpism was even mentioned by Trump in his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, last month.

“Many people have asked what is Trumpism, a new term being used more and more. I’m hearing that term more and more. I didn’t come up with it, but what it means is great deals, great trade deals, great ones, not deals where we give away everything, our jobs, money. … It means low taxes and eliminated job-killing regulations, Trumpism. It means strong borders, but people coming into our country based on a system of merit,” Trump said. “So they come in and they can help us as opposed to coming here and not being good for us, including criminals, of which there are many. It means no riots in the streets. It means law enforcement. It means very strong protection for the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.”

Beyond the fact that there are those who indubitably still favor former President Trump’s various policies, Trumpism goes much deeper and to the heart of a culture war that shows no sign of deteriorating.

In Trump’s seemingly carefree and conversational rhetoric, however out of line it may have gotten sometimes, he did not fit the mold of the typically banal politician. This mold has become the norm for lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, participating in an establishment crawl toward what is prim and proper — though far from mainstream — robotically repeating party catchphrases, as opposed to speaking to people like actual humans. Trump’s base — which contains a whole host of Americans who made their foray into politics because of his accessibility — can still be tapped into moving forward.

This is not to say Trump’s often careless and ill-advised rhetoric is strictly a benefit over the collected words from politicians who recognize that the whole world is waiting on their screwup. Arguably, one of Trump’s downfalls was his misunderstanding that there is a line, that he crossed it sometimes, and that Americans rely on the president to be a model citizen who is not always looking to one-up his opponent. That said, Trump was treated like garbage by the corporate media and by Democrats, and thus his hostility can be often understood.

Trumpism was tapped into in the 2016 election in the victory of Donald Trump, but it is far from over. Whether the 2024 presidential election candidate is Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, or perhaps South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, it is abundantly clear that Republican voters seek to build on the legacy of the 45th president. After all, in the 2024 presidential straw poll at CPAC, 95 percent of attendees said the GOP ought to continue down the path of the Trump agenda.

Trump may not be in the Oval Office, but make no mistake, Trumpism is here to stay. Whether it be 2024 or 2028 or 2032, conservatives are hungry for politicians who both cut through the nonsense and make an honest attempt to preserve American liberty.

Gabe Kaminsky, The Federalist

Since We Now Live in a Dictatorship, Will Trump Go to Jail ?

Former President Donald Trump reacted Monday to the Supreme Court decision to reject his attempt to prevent New York prosecutors from obtaining his financial records. “The Supreme Court never should have let this ‘fishing expedition’ happen, but they did,” Trump wrote in a lengthy statement to reporters in which he condemned the decision. [Breitbart]

It’s worse than a fishing expedition. We live under a dictatorship now. One party–Democrats merged with RINOs–control everything, and cannot lose future elections for reasons we know well. The dictatorship includes the Supreme Court (minus Justices Thomas and Alito) and dictators jail their vanquished opponents. I believe his opponents will ultimately jail Trump under any pretext they can find.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

An Open Letter of Appreciation to President Trump

Dear President Trump:

We voted for you because you promised not to be a politician. You proved yourself by doing something no politician has ever done: You kept your campaign promises.

When you first took office, you didn’t whine that you inherited a sucky economy (which you did). You didn’t claim there was nothing you could do to fix it. Instead, you rolled up your sleeves – and fixed it. Tens of millions of Americans found jobs that sustained their dignity. The economy roared. Did the left give you credit for that? Of course not.

You had an unbelievably steep learning curve for this job. Most presidential candidates aren’t businessmen; they’re politicians to the bone, with inept “service” careers spanning decades. They’re used to the D.C. swamp and how to navigate through it … or rather, how to sink into it.

But you were thrown into the deep end of the pool and had to learn to swim in a hurry. And you did. In doing so, you discovered just how deep and vicious that swamp is, and how difficult it was to drain it. The fact that you accomplished such a staggering amount while fighting a 95% negative coverage from the fake news media is a testament to your strength, intelligence and patriotism.

From the very beginning, the left (Big Tech, Hollywood, academia, the mainstream media, the Democratic Party) ganged up against you with a viciousness never before seen in American history. They were relentless, unmerciful and unabating in their attacks. Attempts to impeach you happened even before you took office. You put the needs and will of the American people ahead of the desires and greed of the elite – and for that, they hated you.

Through it all, you handled things with a brilliant feint the left fell for over and over. While you whipped them into a frothing, panting frenzy with bombastic arrogance and infuriating tweets, behind the scenes you quietly dismantled onerous regulations, restored the economy, secured our borders, negotiated with world leaders, neutralized hostile nations, made us energy independent and appointed constitutional-minded judges.

You refused to turn the IRS into a government instrument of persecution against your political foes. You scoffed at political correctness, and instead focused on constitutional correctness. You proved we are not a country of racists, but a nation of opportunity for everyone. Under one common banner – patriotism – you united an unbelievable variety of citizens. People of all races, colors, creeds, professions, sexual orientation, faiths and walks of life came together to celebrate America. No one in high office has ever, ever done that.

You brokered peace in war-torn regions. You didn’t send in troops to settle international disputes. You didn’t get us into any long-term unwinnable wars. As a mom whose daughter is serving in the military, that alone fills me with profound gratitude.

While staying strictly within the bounds of the Constitution, you racked up a list of accomplishments that eclipsed the accomplishments of any past president by a long shot. This list is so massive that it defies belief. The media cover-up of those accomplishments is similarly massive, and it similarly defies belief. The media spent four years carefully excising the news to omit any positive references and make sure you never, ever got the credit you deserve for the thousands of acts you performed.

But despite all the lies told about you, the American people noticed your results. Oh yes, we noticed. We noticed with gratitude, appreciation, and a deep DEEP respect for all the bulls**t you put up with on our behalf. You literally gave a voice to the voiceless and forgotten people living in Flyover Country, those of us who have been ignored and ridiculed for decades by the Beltway elites, those of us mocked by every leftist in Hollywood and by every school and university laboring to stamp out any conservative spark. We noticed. In gratitude, we flocked to your rallies; and when you weren’t available for personal appearances, we made our own rallies by car, boat and even Amish buggies.

You showed us an exciting possibility: what happens when a president actually follows the Constitution. For one dazzling term, you showed us the thrilling potential of what could happen when America was treated as a business with a nation of shareholders instead of a kingdom with serfs. You also showed us a dismal reality: how abhorrent the Constitution is to those who are sworn to uphold it.

If you did nothing else, you exposed the left for what it truly is. You exposed the corrupt media, the agenda of public education, the shallowness of Hollywood, the arrogance of bureaucrats and the utter depravity of the swamp. And We the People noticed.

You did not use the office of the presidency for personal enrichment. Unlike other long-term politicians (Bidens, Clintons, Pelosi, etc), you did not become wealthy at taxpayer expense. Quite the opposite; not only did you donate your entire salary, but you sacrificed your personal wealth, your business ventures and your reputation for the good of the nation. What other politician has left public service poorer than when he entered it?

You gave back America to Americans. For the first time in decades, we were permitted to be patriotic and express our love of country. We could salute the flag. We could sing the national anthem. We could gather by the tens of thousands to celebrate … well, being American.

You spent four years emphasizing the positive: telling us how great we are, how strong America’s potential is, and how we can all work together to strengthen the economy and sow peace in the world. And yet we’re supposed to believe Joe Biden’s “dark winter” message resonated so strongly with voters that he won the election fair and square?

You showed us the enemy we are fighting – the enemy within. You revealed the evil that is taking away our children and turning them into radicals. You stripped the mask off Big Tech and their desire to silence half the nation. You exposed the ugliness of political insiders who happily sacrifice the rule of law to line their own pockets.

In short, you have been the best president this nation has known in decades, perhaps centuries. We tend to laud our Founding Fathers for pledging their “lives, fortune and sacred honor” for America. You, sir, have done the same thing – literally the same thing.

Please, Mr. Trump, stay safe. I fear for your security. These people are desperate – and evil.

Signed, A Grateful American

Patrice Lewis, WND

President Trump’s Greatest Contribution to America

The Trump presidency is over. But whether you loved him, despised him, admired him, or merely tolerated him, there is one thing he did for America that makes him the most important figure in modern American history: He exposed the farce that America is a healthy, functioning democracy.

Trump has shown Americans, without meaning to, that the institutions that serve as the nuts and bolts of our supposed democracy have all become perversions of the original institutions that made America one of the greatest and most powerful nations on earth. Unfortunately, America has reached its zenith; the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States by those once great institutions is America’s death knell and the beginning of the final assault on a thriving and free society.

The Trump presidency revealed, as no other could have, what a few of our most important institutions have become. It is not pretty.

The mainstream media, which should ideally report the facts in the most neutral manner possible, has now become, with a few exceptions, a political tool of one faction of our broken government. It covered up stories that would have damaged its chosen candidate regardless of the factual content of those stories. And worse, it made zero effort to investigate the truth of the allegations contained in those stories as if it feared turning over a slimy rock because there might be something so ugly underneath it could not be ignored. It stuck its elitist head in the sand like a befuddled ostrich where it saw nothing, heard nothing, and said nothing about any information, whether true or not, that might damage its interests, pet projects, or untouchable personal biases.

The title journalist used to command respect but now has become a brand of bias and unfairness. The ideal image of the hard-working reporter has gone from the old-time stereotype of the gruff, cigar chomping every man interested only in the truth no matter where it took him or who it exposed to a pimped, shallow, animated mannequin. Journalists have become frauds that stupidly spout truisms and insincere platitudes. They spend more time with the hair stylist and makeup artist than they spend developing and investigating a story. The media as real news media is dying, like our democracy, and news programs have been replaced by a collection of partisan sitcoms filled with pretty parrots whose only real interest is appeasing their woke colleagues, dumbed down viewers, and intolerant superiors by filling the airwaves with a blatantly one-sided version of the news

Our vaunted FBI which was created to protect and defend America against rampant crime now finds itself tiptoeing a fine line between protector and perpetrator. It has become just another tool of a political faction and its viewpoint. Not agreeing with the choice America made in the 2016 election, the FBI took it upon itself to correct this ‘’error in judgement’’ by becoming a political action committee bent on destroying the Trump administration and teaching backwoods America a lesson. From the trumped-up Russian collusion investigation to the framing of General Flynn as a Trump surrogate, the FBI has strayed from the side of law and order to the side of skirting the law and disorder. The Hillary email investigation and her mishandling of classified information is a blatant example of the FBI’s new direction. Then Director Comey let her slide as if a premonition told him not to poke at the classified snake in the grass. He then proceeded to act like a spurned teenybopper after his dismissal by taking his turn playing games with classified information in a memo he leaked to teach Trump a lesson. Did the Justice Department do anything about this alleged crime? No, of course it didn’t: President Trump was the target of the leak.

The FBI has gone from being famous for the criminals it caught to being infamous for the criminals it let go. America’s premier law enforcement agency should seriously consider changing its motto from “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity” to “Meddling, Subterfuge, Backstabbing.” The other intelligence agencies are just as suspect of partisan shenanigans and are still likely fuming that Trump wouldn’t listen to all their agenda driven intelligence briefings by refusing to invade a single country during his term of office. He even had the gall to call off an air strike on Iran at the last minute., probably saving the lives of many American servicemen and women. This leads naturally to the question, ‘’Does anyone believe a word that comes out of Washington and its collection of alphabet soup deep state Federal agencies?’’ I think the answer is a resounding no.

Our Congress, which now appears to view itself as an American version of the privileged French nobility, continues to screech about how they were forced headlong into escape tunnels like rats off a sinking ship. They continue to play the innocent victims of a palace revolution who just barely missed a date with the guillotine, all the while whining with a hysteric outrage that would have embarrassed Marie Antoinette. The brave leaders of our democracy were bullied into a shameful retreat by what they swear was an attempt to overthrow the government of the most powerful nation on earth by a ragtag army of Trump zealots armed with fire extinguishers, protest signs, and MAGA baseball caps. They have convinced themselves that a special operations strike team comprised of bartenders, former Olympic athletes, and buffalo-hatted conspiracy theorists drove them from the high seat of congressional power onto the dusty seat of their pants under a desk. They are shocked and surprised that such a thing could happen to our duly elected congressional elite in modern day America. With an approval rating of under 20%, it is only shocking and surprising that the supposed attempted coup took so long to happen.

This is a congress that wasted our time and millions of dollars in a childish I-got-you-last battle with an elected president they never accepted. He was, after all, an outsider. He doesn’t know how we do things around here. He is definitely not one of us. Our congress stinks with a juvenile arrogance epitomized by Nancy Pelosi ripping up her copy of Trump’s State of the Union address in front of millions. Like angry toddlers they launched one phony allegation after another followed by phonier investigations. Instead of focusing on a pandemic that devastated their constituency and crippled the country they were elected to protect, they waged a partisan dogfight against a nemesis that embarrassed them in 2016, a slight they still cannot overlook. This is a congress that bickered about details while sneaking billions of dollars of pork-barrel spending into their delayed pandemic relief bills, all this while America suffered. This is a congress that attempted to cripple the Trump presidency and its legacy, not only during but now seemingly after his term of office, with frivolous impeachment proceedings; a procedure that they have cheapened and degraded for all time to come. “The United States and the United States Congress has faced down much greater threats than the unhinged crowd we saw today,” Mitch McConnell huffed and puffed like a stuffy Mr. Magoo, “We have never been deterred before and will be not deterred today. They tried to disrupt our democracy, they failed.” The First Marquis of Senatorial Bombast, Monsieur Mitch de la McConnell, apparently is clueless as to by far the greatest threat our democracy has ever faced; the incompetent, corrupt, bungling United States Congress of which he is a proud, if not slightly humiliated, member.

Finally, the 2020 election itself was a travesty in that approximately 50% of Americans believe it was fraudulent. There has been so much written about mail-in ballot irregularities, unconstitutional changes to voting procedure, computer vote theft, etc., that it would be pointless to hash it out again here. It is enough to say that any real effort to determine the validity of election fraud claims is non-existent. Any attempt to initiate an investigation has been and continues to be suspiciously blocked by the winners; suspicious because it would seem they would jump at the chance to prove President Biden’s win was legitimate if only to silence the doubters once and for all. It is very odd to say the least that they investigated everything else under the sun but not this. Regardless, very large numbers of Americans have lost faith in the bedrock of American democracy, the election process. When belief in the fairness of our election process dies, democracy dies with it.

The winners of the 2020 election and their doddering stooge Joe Biden will now begin the dismantling and destruction of the Trump Administration’s policies and begin to remake America into their vision of a woke, new-age paradise. It doesn’t matter to them that they will have to drag half of an unwilling America kicking and screaming into paradise with them. They have come to realize without even the tiniest hint of doubt that they know what is best for everyone. They are the best and the brightest. They have the media, the internet, and an overbearing, big-mouthed cancel culture that they believe will help them create a new Reich of righteousness with an ease that Hitler would have envied. They may indeed manage to destroy Trump’s policies and succeed in the remake of America but they have failed in destroying the greatest legacy of the Trump presidency. The unpredictable, uncontrollable, irreverent, loved and hated outsider, Donald J. Trump has shown everyone that the democracy that was once the envy of the world has degenerated into a very subtle but vicious form of fascism; a fascism that now poses the greatest threat of all time to the individual freedom that democracy was created to protect. It is a sad and ominous day for America and, regrettably, the world.

Mark Allen, UNZ Review