Not very original, this column by WSJ pundit Peggy Noonan, but a decent (if appropriately partly fake) summary of what Trumpalot faces:
“Normally a new president has someone backing him up, someone publicly behind him. Mr. Obama had the mainstream media—the big broadcast networks, big newspapers, activists and intellectuals, pundits and columnists of the left—the whole shebang. He had a unified, passionate party. Mr. Trump in comparison has almost nothing.
“The mainstream legacy media oppose him, even hate him, and will not let up. The columnists, thinkers and magazines of the right were mostly NeverTrump; some came reluctantly to support him. His party is split or splitting. The new president has gradations of sympathy, respect or support from exactly one cable news channel, and some websites. He really has no one but those who voted for him.”
And us Deplorables will continue to do so and hopefully be enough. She neglected to mention Breitbart News, of course, this former Reagan staffer who actually voted for Hussein. The Internet has never been her thing.
And, likewise, the upstart cable newser One America News Network. But otherwise she summarized it pretty well. Our new executive is likely to be in a constant tug-of-war with all the aforementioned supporters of the Ruling Class. And if the Dims take back the House in 2018, they certainly will find a reason to impeach him. So it’s likely to be a rocky two years ahead and maybe more.
But enjoyable for a deplorable for all that. Let the games begin!
“For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth,” he declared. “Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.”
To paraphrase President Lincoln: “I like this man. He fights.”
Via Washington Examiner
UPDATE: And another former president, Jefferson: “I hold that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical world.” Just so.
The Wall Street Journal’s latest poll (in conjunction with the fake news leader NBC) showing Trump’s popularity underwater at just 38 percent is highly suspect. But they have a nice summary of all the things they hope he will be able to do, if he can work with Congress, as Barry Hussein could not.
“The new President will also have to reform a government that too few Americans trust, not least because of its indiscriminate intrusion into ever more of American life. This means fixing public services that people can see, such as an Internal Revenue Service that answers taxpayer questions, a veterans service that doesn’t kill veterans, and health insurance with more choices and lower premiums.”
But mainly they want and I expect most Americans who voted for Trump want a healthier, growing economy that brings more prosperity to more of us instead of just the Wall Street elite who kept Hussein rolling in the campaign dough and likewise took up what slack the Saudis didn’t provide the Hag of Benghazi.
“The White House should scrub every policy choice, first and foremost, against its impact on growth. Mr. Obama put his social and political preoccupations above growth, and the country and his Presidency suffered for it. The opening for Mr. Trump is that by removing Mr. Obama’s barriers to growth, he can unleash the business investment that has been so weak in this expansion.”
Do it, Donald. Keep the midnight Tweets, if you must, but get to work and Make America Great Again. Since you like to work more than you like to play golf, that shouldn’t be too hard for you. Show us what a man of action looks like.
Leftist Wikipedia can’t stand opposition, purges conservative People’s Cube satire
“Congratulations, comrades. We are now officially a non-site populated by non-persons sharing non-thoughts and making non-jokes,” Atbashian wrote in a post at The People’s Cube “It makes me feel right at home, back in the Soviet Union, where an invisible hand obstructed any of my efforts to manifest my existence. How liberating. No visibility means no responsibility. Out of sight, out of mind.”
That, right there, is the sum total of Bronco Bama’s legacy. The same one he had when he was elected in ’08 and again in ’12. And the same one he has in leaving the building. A novelty act for president and little more.
“President Obama is about to shuffle off the stage…as his term finally comes to a close. He has been spending the last weeks of his presidency celebrating himself. This has included giving himself some awards and giving a farewell address that no one bothered to watch. He and his old lady have been popping up on every liberal TV chat show, and sitting with even minor reporters, for farewell interviews. All of which is supposed to be a victory lap, but it feels more like last call at a local dive.”
We could go through here the long list of scandals of his eight years, the ones he denies and his lapdog Democrat news media still is helping him deny, but why bother? Most of his trash will be taken out by the new Trump administration and Obamacare will be excised. He didn’t lend it anything but his name and that was the media’s doing. As the Z Man concludes: Good Riddance.
For now. I’m sure we’ll be hearing Barry Hussein’s prattle for a long time to come. But he’ll be a whole lot easier to ignore.
Via The Z Man
UPDATE: The People’s Cube lists the O Man’s successes for people of all pigments.