Saturday, February 11, 2017

op ed review 2/12



THIS WEEK’S NEWS
Anti-Trump crowds target GOP lawmakers’ town halls.
Bay Area Conservatives Keep Meetups Secret, Fearing For Their Safety...
In Their Own Words: Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Leaders Say They Want To Make America ‘Ungovernable’
‘Leftist Fight Club' trains UCF students to fight Republicans
Soros Fingerprints All Over Anti-Trump Lawsuits
Former Obama administration official raises the specter of a military coup to remove President Donald Trump from power.
Limbaugh:  “Donald Trump is winging this all by himself. He’s got no support. Obama had the media helping him and every liberal think tank in the world……Donald Trump has nothing. Every support group that Obama had is opposed to Trump. The only thing Trump has is the people that voted for him.”

No surprise. Ninth Circuit upholds restraining order against President Trump’s executive order on travel. Under the court’s new novel theory of legal standing, “injuries” to public universities that result from foreign students and teachers not being able to enter the country give the states standing to sue. Moreover, the court held that foreigners with visas have due process rights, even if they are not in the US.
Here come the sleeper cells:  A staggering 77 percent of the 1,100 refugees let in since Judge James L. Robart’s Feb. 3 order have been from the seven suspect countries. Nearly a third are from Syria alone.
Syrian President Bashar Assad tells Yahoo News that some of the refugees are “definitely” terrorists.

Illegals emboldened by protests.
France must build barrier around Eiffel Tower to prevent destruction by terrorists.
An asylum seeker in Germany has been arrested after he allegedly launched a string of sex attacks on 18 women during a single two-hour train journey.
Outrage and shock are spreading across Sweden over a case against three men of foreign origin arrested on suspicion of raping a woman and broadcasting it live on Facebook.

The Left unhinged:  Pelley Opens ´CBS Evening News´ by Calling Trump ´Divorced From Reality´
USA Today Equates Trump advisor Steve Bannon with Islamic State Leader
The magazine Der Spiegel has ignited controversy in Germany and elsewhere with a cover illustration that depicts President Trump as an ISIS executioner, brandishing a bloody knife in one hand and the head of Lady Liberty in the other,
MSNBC: “Like Putin, Trump Might Kill Journalists”
Google Redefines The Word ‘Fascism’ To Smear Conservatives, Protect Liberal Rioters
Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer came out in support of President Donald Trump on Thursday. The fascist left immediately wished him a speedy death.

Trump supporter George Foreman to Trump: ´You Just Have to Fight´

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.
Zogby Analytics conducted a survey of voters: Trump Total Approval 47% Trump Total Disapproval 43%
Americans´ first impressions of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch tilt positive, and a plurality say the Senate ought to vote to confirm President Donald Trump´s selection to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

‘Right-to-work’ movement claims victory in Missouri, eyes NH next.

Legion of Liberals in Despair Over Patriots Super Bowl Win

Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data.
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
David Solway  2/10
Donald Trump is regularly denounced as an electoral interloper, someone ignorant of the rules of the political game and who possesses a brash and mercurial temperament unsuited to the demands of presidential office. The litany of complaints and condemnations shows no sign of abating and is indeed picking up momentum with every passing day: he is a dictator in the making, a Putin in American clothing, a man with an itchy nuclear finger, and a potential killer of journalists and political opponents. Calls have been heard for impeachment and assassination. The attack on a lawfully elected president is not only visceral and remorseless but arguably bordering on treasonous.

Is he really the ignoramus and tyrant-in-the-making that his enemies have portrayed him to be? Trump has notably surrounded himself with people who know their stuff — intelligent, knowledgeable and successful in their fields — which suggests that he knows how to find and choose the right partners and associates, as his business career abundantly proves. He has demonstrated time and again, during his nomination run and electoral victory, that he is gifted with determination, street smarts, a taste for winning, and a remarkably steep learning curve.

His proclaimed intention to “drain the swamp,” revealing that he was willing to state, boldly and without equivocation, what no other major political figure had the courage or insight to put on record, has resonated with heartland America. For the swamp manifestly exists and its toxic substance is relentlessly advancing into the receding terrain of the republic, like the bio-engineered virus in James Rollins’ The 6th Extinction that threatens everything in its path.

Trump is perfectly aware that he is under prolonged siege and may have understood that his enemies will never back off and slink ignominiously away. Trying to establish an entente cordiale with them is doomed to failure. The hard-core Democrat Left and its cronies in academia and the media, Obama himself (reportedly planning a “crusade” against Trump), the Black Bloc Antifa rioters, the generation of deeply indoctrinated and under-educated students, practically the entire entertainment industry — actors and sports figures whose respective talents have little to do with developed intelligence — and the denizens of many national institutions, the State Department and a corrupted judiciary chief among them, will continue to fight tooth and nail down to the wire. There is no reconciling with the unreconcilable.

It should be clear by this time that the U.S. is no longer on the brink but in the very midst of an undeclared civil war. Both Trump’s presidency and the future of the republic are now at stake. But Trump does enjoy an ace in the hole to repel the surge of revolutionary fury that has swept across the country. He must double down and make good on his crucial pledges — among them building a wall on the southern border, approving the Dakota Access pipeline, getting rid of Common Core, eliminating the EPA, banning immigrants from terror-sponsoring countries, strengthening the military, and moving the American embassy to Jerusalem.

There must be no resilement. Should he act on his word, he will be the first president in contemporary history to abide by his commitments—not to his donors (effectively, unlike his predecessors, he has none) but to the people. Haggling and compromising are non-starters. As David Horowitz points out in Big Agenda: Trump's Plan to Save America, the key to a viable presidency is that Trump refuses to be intimidated and that he continues to be the fighter he is by temperament.

If Trump sticks to his guns, proceeds to drain the swamp despite the resistance and treachery he will daily confront, if he uses every weapon at his legitimate command — legal action, executive orders, job dismissals, punitive justice, and arrest where appropriate — in other words, if he does not flinch in the face of violence and malicious provocation, snubs the fake news media, remains resolute and defiant, and bulldozes ahead without temporizing or surrendering to the temptation to take the easy way out, I am convinced he will turn out to be an impressive president and the right man for these precarious times.

The strategy Trump needs to adopt for eventual political success may seem counter-intuitive. He must do what has probably never been done within living memory, something as unlikely as his electoral victory, something that politicians by nature are either too cynical or too beholden to put into practice. And Trump, who to his credit is not a career politician, must implement this strategy throughout the entire term of his incumbency. The route to success will be strewn with obstacles, but the strategy for overcoming them is both simple and unprecedented. He must keep his promises.

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OTHER COLUMNS
“The (9th Circuit)  ruling is outrageous. It’s an abomination. It’s an intrusion on the president’s authority in the area of foreign policy and national security.”
                 -former U.S. attorney Joseph diGenova

 “[A] carbon tax will not accomplish the environmental benefits that are the entire purpose of this exercise — regardless of what one believes about global warming. The same climate sensitivity modeling used by the EPA shows that totally eliminating all carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. would reduce warming by only 0.137 degree Celsius by the end of the century, and only 0.278 degree Celsius if the entire industrialized world totally eliminated all carbon dioxide emissions.” —Katie Tubb

“They have paid their hard-earned money to come in there and fill a seat. … I am there to entertain them, to take their worries away from them, so when they walk out, they can kind of have a little lift in their step and go, ‘Aw, that was such a great break from all the problems I have to deal with during daily life.’ So I’m not going to give them my political views.”
                       -Reba McEntire
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STRATEGY
Currently, thanks to the ridiculous political judicial opinion of the 9th Circuit, the entire professional left and Democrat party are on display trying to block President Trump from protecting the American people. As a direct consequence they own any negative outcomes, including any act of terrorism, that might happen in the next several months. Why would President Trump remove that political liability?  If he’s smart, and he’s proven he is way beyond smart, he won’t. Behind the scenes….President Trump can use his cabinet team to construct immigration and visa review policy that accomplishes the security goalPresident Trump never really needed the majority parts of the executive order to carry out the security agenda.  However, using the XO provided a highly public approach toward showing the American electorate he was fulfilling a campaign security promise.  Tightening the visa approval process and executing “extreme vetting” doesn’t require anything except a policy and procedural change.
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GLOBALONEY
Massive cleanup underway after Dakota Access protesters leave behind environmental ‘disaster area” with their garbage.

The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organization that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4192182/World-leaders-duped-manipulated-global-warming-data.html#ixzz4XmExcAi9
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LEFTIST WATCH
In case you haven’t noticed, our president is a fascist. So are his supporters and advisors. If you don’t agree Trump is a fascist, you’re a fascist. If you voted for Trump, for whatever reason, and don’t regret it now, you’re a fascist. If you’re not sure whether Trump is a fascist, and refuse to demonstrate against his fascist administration, you’re a fascist. That’s what the Left is saying, anyway. One can hardly read progressive commentators (or commenters) without stumbling over the word.

Free speech is no longer free at our universities. If you say the wrong thing, your words will cost you. Even if you say the right thing it’ll cost you plenty. At Princeton University, you pay tuition of $41,820 per year for the language police to ban you from words they deem sexist. The ban applies to so-called hateful words and phrases like “layman,” “mankind” (which the censors deem not just politically incorrect but also oxymoronic), “man hours,” “workmanlike” and of course that most-hated word, “manpower.” In addition, they’ve banned gender-specific pronouns.

A grand jury has indicted more than 100 Inauguration Day protesters on rioting charges in Washington, D.C. In total, 209 people have now been indicted. The indictment, handed up D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday, charged 146 additional protesters with felony rioting — meaning they face a fine of up to $25,000 and a maximum of 10 years in prison.

“Liberal-to-conservative faculty ratio in academia will blow your mind”
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ARTICLES
American Nationalism is Civic Not Ethnic

Time magazine asks on their cover: “Do Democrats Matter?”

An insider’s view:  “As a recently retired 25-year veteran of the U.S. Department of State who served almost eight years as a refugee coordinator throughout the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Cuba, I have seen first-hand the abuses and fraud that permeate the refugee program and know about the entrenched interests that fight every effort to implement much-needed reform. Despite claims of enhanced vetting, the reality is that it is virtually impossible to vet an individual who has no type of an official record, particularly in countries compromised by terrorism. U.S. immigration officials simply rely on the person’s often rehearsed and fabricated “testimony.” I have personally seen this on hundreds of occasions.”

Trump and Bannon: Buccaneer Brothers?Donald Trump is the hero in a fable of his own making. In the beginning, he may not have been a true believer himself, but he was smart enough to recognize that Republicans were fed up with the Bush dynasty and business as usual on the right. Smug progressives and their press allies were at first contemptuous of a populist candidate, then confused, and now hysterical.”

Tom Tancredo:  The Disgusting Media Double Standard Between Obama and Trump

How Washington state became the epicenter of resistance to Trump’s agenda

A Bronx first responder is not content to spend his vacations relaxing — instead, he patrols the Mexican border with a heavily armed vigilante group. “Our main goal is to stop narcotics trafficking,” said FDNY emergency medical technician Andy Poliakoff, whose time off is spent in the desolate Sonoran Desert hunting for Mexican drug runners. Poliakoff said the people he catches sneaking over the border are not looking for work.

Get past all the noise, and the opposition to Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s pick for the Education Department, is all about the teachers unions — which consider it their right to have a friendly face running federal policy even in Republican administrations.
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INTERESTING STUFF
As liberal customers push for companies to ditch Ivanka Trump´s brand, some retailers are continuing to carry the first daughter´s fashion lines.  “26 retailers that still sell Ivanka Trump's fashion brand despite boycotts.”
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WISE WORDS
“[The judicial Branch] may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments.”
                     -Alexander Hamilton

“The great trouble with you Americans is that you are still under the influence of that second-rate — shall I say third-rate? — mind, Karl Marx.”
                      -H. G. Wells

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