November 26, 2017

A few thoughts on the Trump presidency and all things political to date on an unseasonably warm late November weekend:

…I can’t believe I’m reading this in a National Review column. I mean, these guys have been the biggest bunch of “Never Trumpers” on the right. I have always believed that, sooner or later, the sheer power and audacity of President Trump to keep hammering his message over the media’s heads and to the people were going to cause even folks on the right who have previously had nothing to do with him to come around, even grudgingly.

…and on the very same day this as well. Anytime you’ve got National Review offering up grudging respect you know the resistance of even the hardest “Never Trumpers” is starting to wane.

…Which tells me that the same must be true even in the back halls of Congress. At some point, even they have to realize that Trump is an unstoppable force that isn’t going away any time soon. Folks can speculate all they want about 2020, but that race is still two years away and by that time Trump is going to have one heck of a record to run on. The media can trash him 24/7 all they want, but folks can see for themselves what’s going on around them. If the economy continues to improve, if “The Wall” is getting built, and if Congress passes meaningful tax, healthcare, and immigration reform it’s hard to see what Democrats have as a platform to run against him in 2020. Being anti-Trump simply for the sake of it? A $15 minimum wage? Don’t make me laugh. But right now that’s all they have.

…never mind the fact that I think you’re going to see YUUUGE developments take place in the Middle East. Wouldn’t surprise me that a Saudi and Egypt-led alliance against Iran also results in a peace treaty that results in a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians. And who knows, maybe, ultimately, the creation of a Palestinian state committed to Israel’s existence. Don’t laugh, things are moving very fast these days – especially as far as Saudi Arabia is concerned, and it’s all because of the President, the people he has put in place, and his strong commitment to America’s allies who see a return to America as a force for good in the world. The days of Barack Hussein Obama apologizing for what this country stands for are over; the world has never seen a force like this President who says what he thinks and acts on what he says.

…Granted, all the above is making a lot of assumptions, and everything could go to sh*t faster than you can say, “Al Franken breast-grabber”, but right now it seems to me that, at some point, the whole Russia collusion thing is going to be replaced by a myriad of sexual allegations that will rock Congress to the core. It has to – I mean, you know in your heart this kind of thing has been going on and has been swept under the rug ever since sexual predators like Ted Kennedy and Connecticut senator Chris Dodd roamed the hallways of the Senate. And while Congress is smoldering in the wreckage of many resignations, the Trump administration will keep moving forward as a force continually to be reckoned with.

…which is why it’s hard to see Democrats nominating any man – I don’t care what his qualifications are – for President in 2020. It will be an all-woman ticket and a strategy that is bound to fail. Oh, you’ll get all the same “blue” states that Hillary got in 2016, but does anyone truly think any state that voted for Donald Trump is going to switch simply because someone like California senator Kamala Harris or Oprah or even Michelle Obama is running? Ain’t gonna happen.

…and besides, I guarantee you that with their clamp-downs on voter registration fraud both New Hampshire and Minnesota will go “red” as they would have done last year without the fraud.

…Finally, as far as the 2018 mid-terms go, it’s really all going to come down to two factors: 1) incumbent Republicans coming to embrace President Trump’s agenda for fear of being primaried, and 2) the ability of Democrats to get out ‘the Resistance” and swamp those Republican incumbents with their sheer energy. I’m not sure the latter is going to happen in all but the bluest of states and congressional districts, but we’ll see.

…If Judge Roy Moore wins in Alabama it will be an absolute shock to the system. Not to mention Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s future. All things being equal between now and December 11, I think Moore wins and McConnell is in big trouble. It would be an awesome thing to see.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 01:48 | Comments (0)
No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment


goodboys.jpg


Search The Site



Recent Items

Categories

Archives
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006


Blogroll

Syndication

4 Goodboys Only

Site Info