Friday, July 7, 2017

op ed review 7/9



President Trump gives powerful speech in Poland – “Today, on the site of the Warsaw Uprising, in the heart of democratic Poland, President Trump gave the most powerful speech of his presidency. In an echo of Reagan’s “tear down this wall” speech given 30 years ago last month, President Trump declared Poland’s defense of freedom and Western values an enduring “symbol of hope.”
“Trump showed a clear-eyed recognition of the threats from Russia and radical Islam, promised continued U.S. engagement in Europe, offered to support Poland against Moscow, and wrapped it all in a full-throated defense of Western civilization and its achievements.”

Trump trolls CNN:  “President Trump signaled Sunday that he’s ready to rumble with the mainstream news media — tweeting a video in which he takes down CNN with a vicious pro-wrestling move.” The doctored clip shows Trump using a “clothesline” maneuver to flatten an opponent with CNN’s logo in place of his head.
Mainstream Media Promotes Death & Mayhem While Accusing President Trump Of “Inciting Violence” against journalists.

While this was going on, the House of Representatives passed two bills:  H.R.1215, which caps medical malpractice lawsuits by restricting plaintiff non-economic damages to $250,000, and H.R.3003, also known as "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act", that would strip federal dollars from self-proclaimed "sanctuary" cities that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. The bill passed with a 257-167 vote, also mostly along party lines.

President Trump honors veterans at Celebrate Freedom Rally

PBS shocked by its own poll: More Americans Trust Trump Than the Media

NBC Decries Rise of Conservative Media for Creating Polarized Country, No Mention of MSNBC

Obama warns Americans about too much patriotism on July 4th weekend!

Not much interest from the media because they don’t involve the police:  102 shot, 15 fatally, in Chicago over July 4 holiday weekend.

A $400 billion proposal to create a universal healthcare plan for all Californians is pitting state Democratic leaders against each other in an acrimonious fight that has even spurred death threats

Progressive Journalists Outraged At The NRA For Pointing Out Leftist Violence

Investigator links Clintons To human trafficking in Haiti, then found dead of “suicide”.

A shocking study out of Britain suggests — are you sitting down? — President Trump’s aggressive statements on trade may actually be working to the benefit of the United States.

The admitted killer of an American Special Ops soldier in Afghanistan will receive $8 million in damages from the Canadian government, plus an official apology for mistreatment (at Gitmo). You read that right.

Liberals shocked and appalled:  “Justice Neil Gorsuch Votes Conservative 100 Percent Of The Time”

World gone crazy:  In the UK, leading doctors back NHS-funded womb transplants for biological males who identify as women.

There are two ways of looking at the Roman Catholic Church under the rule of Pope Francis: an increasingly tolerant, inclusive, mercy-based charity, or a spectator blood-sport between ideological rivals who will reconcile their differences. Under the second scenario, Francis just scored what might be a knockout punch. By removing Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Francis neutralized one of the few princes of the church whose job it was to call out the pope for his seemingly endless appetite for doctrinal change.
Vatican police break up drug fueled ‘gay orgy' at home of one of Pope Francis' advisors.
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
There's no doubt that President Trump is the most abused president in modern history – more so than George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon, all of whom caught their share of flak.  That's the judgment of Fox News's Brit Hume, who sees today's partisanship as "the most intensely hostile political atmosphere" in memory – in his case, a memory stretching back almost 50 years.  Hume believes that the treatment of President Trump is "the most biased coverage" he's ever seen…..

I wonder how Trump can stand it.  The president must be incredibly thick-skinned or possessed of a truly magnanimous soul.  Although he often defends himself by striking back, it's hardly proportional.  For every Trump tweet, there are thousands of attacks from the liberal media.

It's clear that the left is grasping at straws and has now descended into name-calling, the lowest form of rhetoric.  If the attacks were based on substance, they might be taken seriously.  But "crazy lunatic"?  That is the stuff of an affronted seven-year-old, not of an educated adult.

Now that Russiagate has unraveled and "collusion" has gained little traction, what's next?  More name-calling, accompanied by an endless string of groundless charges, all of them the purported basis for impeachment – everything from continuing refusal to release his tax returns to receiving "foreign emoluments."…..

The American media, including social media, is overwhelmingly anti-Trump.  The heart of the matter is that the left does not wish to make America great again.  Leftists wish to see America diminished.  They do not favor "America First," "more and better jobs for American workers," "lower taxes for individuals and businesses," "repealing and replacing Obamacare," "greater national security," "immigration security," and other Trump initiatives.  They favor fewer good jobs, higher taxes, less military spending, open borders, and bowing to the world outside the U.S.

The media are guilt-ridden over our national history, as they see it, of racism and class oppression.  They despise the middle class, and they live in a politically correct nightmare of benefiting from any sort of privilege or unfair advantage.  On the contrary, they are intent on conferring unfair advantages to minorities and the socially oppressed, especially when this diminishes the opportunities of the white middle class.

Trump stands in the way of this agenda of relinquishment and repudiation.  Once the American people, with Trump's help, turn their back on the politics of white guilt and income inequality, the progressive movement will deflate like a punctured balloon.  That's why they are in a panic to stop him. And that's why they must insist that Trump is the worst president in history.

Ironically, the better Trump does, the worse he can be made to appear with voters on the left.  Already, American mining and energy sectors have seen a resurgence, but what should be good news is bad, according to the left, whose intent is to kill off both sectors.  Already, key alliances have been strengthened with Britain and Saudi Arabia, among others, and border security has been improved.  But that's bad news for those who wish to weaken the U.S.  Already, economic projections have turned up – more bad news for the left, because with wage growth, more Americans are entering the much despised middle class. 

Yes, Trump is "guilty" of restoring jobs to the middle class, increasing national security, and blocking terrorism, to say nothing of proposed health care reform and tax cuts.  But in the eyes of the left, he is guilty of something worse: blatant disregard for what constitutes the moral basis of the American progressive movement – that is, political correctness and class guilt.  Trump's nonchalant disregard for the left's condemnation of America is the unforgivable sin.

Without race, class, and gender, and the guilt that for many attaches reflexively to each of these categories, the American left has no basis for existence.  The same goes for the mainstream media, much of which, as Brit Hume put it, has abandoned the idea that they should be "neutral" in presenting the news.  Hume is correct in suggesting that the media are now largely incapable of fair reporting.

Far from it.  Like the left in general, the mainstream media will continue portraying Trump as the worst president in history – even as he shows promise of becoming one of the best.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/07/the_most_abused_president_in_history.html#ixzz4m5O0TE73
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OTHER COLUMNS
“What the 2013 fight showed, and what the current fight is showing again, is that the Republicans’ actual last chance to get rid of Obamacare was the 2012 election. That was before the health care law went into effect, before it touched millions of American lives, and when it could still be repealed without great disruption. But when Barack Obama won re-election and could safeguard (and prop up) Obamacare through its early years, the Republican chance to repeal was gone. Now Republicans are fighting among themselves over a bill that would make substantial changes in Obamacare but leave the structure of the law intact. And several GOP lawmakers — enough to scuttle any final agreement — are still afraid of cuts in subsidies, in coverage, and in the Medicaid expansion…… It all shows that Ted Cruz was right back in 2013. Once Obamacare’s subsidies and benefits began to flow, he reminded us, ‘this thing is here forever.’”
        -Byron York
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LEFTIST WATCH
How the Left Lost Its Mind
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ISLAM
Jihad, the New Mental Illness
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GLOBALONEY
Study Finds ‘Temperature Adjustments’ Account For ‘Nearly All Of The Warming’ In Climate Data
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ARTICLES
Trump has driven CNN stark raving mad.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and his bride, Jane, have become the Bonnie and Clyde of national Democratic politics — the law is hot on their trail as the lovebirds restlessly move from one hideout to another. The difference, of course, is that Bonnie and Clyde were dirt poor, while Sen. Sanders, the 75-year-old Social Justice Warrior, reported an income of $1,052,000 last year. And Bonnie and Clyde lived in their car. Mr. and Mrs. Sanders own three fabulous homes — a four-bedroom in Burlington, a townhouse on Capitol Hill, as well as their new summer cottage on Lake Champlain.

Uncovering the Russia ties of Hillary’s campaign chief

In the past week election officials in dozens of states have rejected a request from the newly-formed Presidential Advisory Commission on Electoral Integrity to provide voter records for a study on the extent (if any) of election fraud…….“If the same voter information is offered for sale, why is it a matter of principle to refuse to provide it to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Electoral Integrity?”
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WISE WORDS
“The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.”
          -Thomas Jefferson

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