The drama is playing out rather well for the good guys and gals….
The Democrats took the bait of the Mueller report, the report that the Andrew Weissman types could not resist producing. They are like addicts to Trump hatred and going sane is not an option.
The worst thing for MAGA would be for the Dems to walk away, say “Glad it turned out OK” and get to work on winning in 2020. Talk about real issues, even with their nonsense proposals.
Trump needs them crazy and mean. We need them crazy and mean. The Media have chosen to also be crazy and mean.
2020 will be a choice of prosperity with a flawed but fun guy who delivers and an opposition playing to maybe 25% of the country and alienating blue collar and lower middle white collar families.
McGovern, Mondale were tigers compared to the crew showing up now. The only one with a hint of brains is Mayor Pete, but he has chosen to be a mean gay guy instead of a lovable gay guy. He is also a blocking move by the DNCe anyway for Biden.
Enjoy the show. Maybe we can get them impeaching. That might be the 1789 moment for the aristocracy…
Today I had an awareness visit. It does happen at random intervals to a Curmudgeon, usually when one least expects it and it makes one stumble going down stairs.
I watched our Attorney General today doing his job his way, oblivious to the whinings of the beltway boobies squawking about him.
I have seen it in Pompeo, in Nunes and a few others. People with a mission.
Trump is an unworthy man on a worthy mission and he means to achieve it at all costs. He is gathering about him a handful of capable folks who are also accepting a mission to make their part of America Great Again. I see in Barr a man who is now grasping that he must make Federal Justice work again and will do what it takes to move to that goal.
As we approach Easter weekend, the parallels offer themselves up.
We have had a Judas, and Trump will need a Peter to be the rock of American Greatness.
It will be one of the ones who are unnervingly grinding forward on their mission.
I sometimes despair at the punditry these days. Shallow and never seeing the long game.
We all know the showdown in the next round of the Deplorables vrs the Global Elites will be fought with messaging and image, and the winner needs a clear majority of people who turn out to vote..
The Mueller report by the Attorney General contained a tactical win and a strategic maneuver if you view the long game
Much has been said about the lack of a decisive call on ‘obstruction” by the Mueller team and it has succeeded in allowing the Global Elites to grab and chew on the possibilities of a victory.
Short term thinkers view this as a problem. It can be looked at a positioning strategy.
I do believe the worst outcome for the populists and POTUS is for the Democrats to accept defeat and begin fighting on more tangible issues. POTUS is well aware of who he needs to convince to side with him and what he needs to do about it.
The best outcome is to leave the thread of obstruction so the Globalists continue to look crazy to normal American taxpaying private sector employed voters. Trump won last time as a potential candidate, now he runs as an incumbent and he needs to appear the calmer, saner alternative.
What better way to do that than to allow the insanity to continue.
He will be running directly for people who care not for scandal, virtue signaling and silliness, but jobs, stability, peace, safety and prosperity. He will run on that for all races and ages that profile as responsible working Americans who are not creatures of government.
Last time I looked, that is one helluva majority. My guess is serious people outnumber virtue signalers by two to one if you have a message and track record they believe in.
The Dems may deeply regret the popular vote stuff they are pulling as I expect POTUS is going to go for the popular vote this time.
The behavior of the electorate in the last few cycles has been driven by the fact that neither party was convincingly offering what they wanted.
That will change this time. We are about to have a clear choice again, like 1980 and 1972 . The serious voters will have a meaningful choice.
The daily buzz speaks to the virtue signalers. The impression for the serious voters is the long game.
The Red Headed Irish Wisecracker and I are entering another phase transition. It is time for us to set up our terminal residence after going through all previous phases of newlywed, parents, job relocation, parents, job relocation, major illness, recovery, empty nesters, downsizing and location central to the grandchildren.
Time to end stairs, setup the basics the way we want and build a new place.
We are abandoning Oregon for the slightly less crazy Washington, still home to no income tax.
So now I am beset with the plague of opportunity to set it up the “way I always wanted” and dealing with backup generators, security systems, what cables to which room, mesh wifi or not and so forth. In other words I am having fun.
I hear the noise on the television, the fake angst and look around and realize that many things are going great.
Jobs are plentiful and a generation is finding the joy of being needed as opposed to expendable, with rising wages.
Medicine is better than ever with advances that creep in without fanfare but change the game. Surgery is microintrusive rather than macro, cancer is a condition you can beat rather than a death sentence for many, emergency care , courtesy of several nasty wars has advanced greatly.
We may even return to the moon in less than a decade.
Awareness is rising that the old institutions like industrial model education, globalism as an economic model and rule by bureaucracy are inadequate to the task of providing prosperity for most.
My optimism remains undimmed. My grandchildren can have a republic, if they can keep it.
Alec Guiness was one of those incredible artists who could inhabit every role like it was a well worn garment but also be Alec Guiness.
After greatness in the end of Bridge on the River Kwai, the musings in the retaken Damascus in Lawrence, I expect most alive today know him as Obi Wan Kenobi, another role he brought to life such that it could only be his alone.
“I felt a great disturbance in the Force” brings to mind one of those moments when the movie you are watching suddenly moves sideways and becomes another movie.
I believe we , the deplorables are watching a turning point in events unfold, along with our brothers and sisters in England attempting freedom from a gray bureaucratic fungus, and those in France pushing back against a country run by the credentialed.
They are in the streets, we picked a gladiator, a champion to fight in exchange for our votes, voices and money. “Ours lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor” is all that is required, so far. Blood may come later if we fail now.
I muse over the turning points and realize it had to be planned. The annoyance removed just when most people just wanted it to go away like a tv series turned bad but you hang on waiting for the series finale. The two public enemies now left to rant and seem more unhinged than ever to normal people with real jobs and real responsibilities, the Democrats and the Media. The faceless enemies will now have to sacrifice many pawns as the battleship of justice slowly turns it’s guns to the other shore.
The orchestration of Border Meltdown and decisive action, roaring working class jobs, a private sector healthcare initiative and no new wars as opposed to climate Armageddon, tax hikes and welfare for the entire world at our expense seems to be a pretty good hand to play in 2020.
I am so optimistic I just signed a contract to build a house. I must be crazy since we all die in twelve years from some miniscule rise or fall in temperature.
It took a freaking asteroids to kill the dinosaurs, apparently our snowflake generation thinks a less than one degree change will kill us all. Dang, we have gotten real fragile.
I know we are not supposed to celebrate, lots of issues ahead, but I had to share this video to savor the moment. These have been well viewed and used to great effect for the last few years. [Ad10:Coarse Language in video subtitles.]
I do have the suspicion that we are in the part of the movie when to bad guys throw their last resort nuclear killshot and after the smoke clears, the guy is still there, smiling and drawing his weapon….
IF you wanted to destroy the power of the media, move the Democrats from contenders to lunatics and get basic, job holding responsible Americans to rally behind you just as the real 2020 campaign season opens, this is what you orchestrate. Some will call it luck, but me,,, will I’ll let Hannibal say it:
Meanwhile, we have six months of counterstokes ahead to finish the positioning.
So the Trump drama continues to unfold, the lone warrior standing off against the trillions of globalist dollars needing a weak and supine United States.
A few things that emerge for me:
1. Barr seems to be a surprising guy, one who respects the rules but is confronted with rebuilding the DOJ and the FBI into respected institutions.
2. Mueller drilled a dry hole and it looks like Barr refused to let Muellers goons do a hit job with the report.
3. I allowed myself to get furious at the various panels of lawyers all ecstatic at “the triumph of the rule of law and praising Mueller for ‘being thorough’. For the 62 million of us who voted for Trump and are not inside the law game, we saw the Mueller team use the FBI to mount an assault like a cheap Hollywood Seal Team on the house of an old man and his deaf wife, attack only Republicans and ignore any Democrats.
4. For me now, until they show tangible actions otherwise, Mr Barr has to prove that the FBI is NOT the Federal Bureau of Investigating Republicans and the DOJ is not the Department of Justice for Democrats Only.
5. The next election will need a large grassroots movement to MAGA. I do hope the POTUS team is planning massive rallies and group actions.
I suggest a MAGA hat and a yellow vest as solidarity with our kindred souls in the totalitarian EU.
Just for fun, give this link a glance. Some interesting connections… Quodverum