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Trumpalot’s challenges

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!

Via WSJ

“So sue me”

Peggy Noonan, the WSJ columnist who once wrote speeches for President Reagan and unabashedly campaigned in print for President Choom is now so disenchanted with him she’s calling his behavior “dangerous” for America.

“…I’m not sure people are noticing the sheer strangeness of how the president is responding to the lack of success around him. He once seemed a serious man. He wrote books, lectured on the Constitution. Now he seems unserious, frivolous, shallow. He hangs with celebrities, plays golf. His references to Congress are merely sarcastic: ‘So sue me.'”

Actually he didn’t write the one book that was praised. He lied about that. He wrote the other one, the boilerplate one, which matches his pedestrian speeches. And he’s sarcastic to the Republican House because he doesn’t know how to negotiate with anyone.

As a rich boy who qualified for Affirmative Action because of his skin color and African name, he never had to. On the other hand, the Republicans don’t have the nerve to actively stand up to him. Only passively.

It’s going to be right unpleasant waiting for the first black president of our hyper-racial society to finally leave the stage—stoned or otherwise. I’m guessing stoned to the eyeballs.

But dangerous? I doubt it. He’s too stupid to do anything but preen. And sneer.

Partisan IRS: Independent prosecutor or more hearings?

Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal plumps for the prosecutor:

“…down the road an independent counsel is going to be needed because the House does not have all the prosecutorial powers an independent counsel would—the powers to empanel a grand jury, grant immunity to potential witnesses, find evidence of criminal wrongdoing, indict.”

The Journal itself is opposed:

“This scandal is best handled in Congressional hearings that educate the public in the next year rather than wait two or three years for potential indictments.”

Mollie Hemingway at Riccochet agrees. And she also has none of Noonan’s taint as a onetime (2008) Wormtongue apologist:

“There’s definitely an argument that public accountability is key here, particularly given how devastating this incident has been to the public trust.”

I’d like both, actually, a special prosecutor to indict the partisan bastards and congressional hearings to shame them. But if I have to choose, and it seems I do, because a prosecutor would tuck everything out of sight for years, I’ll place my bet on the hearings.

And meanwhile pay equal attention to the Benghazi takedown of Lady Macbeth and her thankfully dwindling political future.

Follow the money trail, please

Haven’t seen or heard of any snooze media story yet on where the Boston Jihadis got their cash, not to mention their explosives and detonators. Such a traditional story, too, as Peggy Noonan makes plain:

“Who or what supported them? They had cellphones, computers, stylish clothes, sunglasses, gym equipment and gym membership, enough money to go out to dinner and have parties. They had an arsenal of guns and money to make bombs. The elder brother, Tamerlan, 26, had no discernible record of employment [but a wife and a child]…The younger brother, Dzhokhar, [19] was a college student, but no word on how he came up with spending money.”

I’m sure the snoozers are feverishly trying to track down the racial/social grievances of the brothers, since they can’t do the Jihadi angle without upsetting their patron King Pinocchio. But the least they could is follow the money trail. Pretty please?

UPDATE:  Well, it seems that the Boston Herald is interested. They found that until 2012 the deceased boxer was on state welfare. Then his Islam-converted wife started working 80 hours a week as a health aide and he was no longer eligible. He stayed home, apparently taking care of their child, unless his in-laws were doing it. That seems to account for some of his money. No word yet on his baby-faced brother.

Ain’t it the truth

Indeed. Tricky Dickie was a piker compared to thieves like Harry Reid, Barry and Slick Willie. Not that the Democrat-media complex that drove Nixon to resign will ever admit it.

School security, a trend still waiting to happen

On this supposedly peaceful Christmas day, which it usually is here at the rancho, the Nightmare before Christmas lingers. As well it should.

Mr. Boy told us that, in the days following the Newtown massacre, there were three armed security men patrolling the grounds of his middle school up the street. Mrs. Charm figures they needed three because the school has portable classroom buildings outside the main building.

I doubt very much the three armed men will be there when school resumes after Christmas break, however. The school district, top-heavy with administrators like so many educational institutions these days, couldn’t afford such extra spending for long.

Meanwhile, the “come-and-get-em” signs, otherwise known as “gun-free zone” announcements, still decorate the entrances which are said to be locked now but, again, for how long? Have noticed word that Utah has school teachers who carry concealed weapons, at least one Texas public school district does and a New Jersey school district is talking about it. UPDATE: So is state government in Arizona.

No clamor for change here yet that I’ve noticed and I don’t really expect any in liberal Austin where antigunner Democrats rule the roost, though the city pols officially are called non-partisan. Sure. Ours was the only city in Republican Texas to vote for Barry.

Despite the NRA’s good advice on the subject, at least one Texas Dem “leader” has suggested that NRA members who don’t support gun control should be slain. Uh, that would be me, but I’m not worried. The man’s mouth is bigger than his brain. Only fools and cowards make public threats.

Pundit Charles Krauthammer calls out popular video games in which players shoot people over and over again. He’s referring to the Call of Duty war games, which Mrs. C. and I have forbidden Mr. B. until he’s sixteen. We do allow him the Halo shooter game because its targets are monsters. Not a small difference to my mind, even if they are cartoons. None of us attends the Hollywood bloodbaths that pass for movies these days. I’d certainly support banning them, but their makers are Democrat donors, so we can forget that.

Home schooling may proliferate now, pundit Peggy Noonan thinks (behind the WSJ’s fire pay wall), when parents realize that the likes of the Texas Dem “leader” will block any attempt at more school security. While the elite’s own children are protected.

Not that Dems have much influence elsewhere in Texas, but our concern is here, where they do. But home schooling is out. Even if I was qualified, which I’m not. So we’ll wait and see. I’d be happy if they’d take down the damn “hunting preserve for children” signs. It would be a start.

Barry, our crass president

When Peggy Noonan, as sycophantic a political journalist as you are likely to find these days, calls your presidential style “crass” (defined as “without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse; stupid”) you can bet that your days as POTUS are numbered.

Hopefully, ninety-two days to be exact, which would be the end of the Obozo presidency. And Queen Michelle’s million-dollar vacations on the taxpayer, which were crass all along, even if Noonan didn’t say so.

MORE:  Fortunately, we no longer have to rely on the Noonans. The so-called “debates,” which couldn’t pass for real debates in a third-rate high school, have been very revealing:

Americans who have just begun to tune into the election are seeing the president unmediated. They no longer are looking at him through the scrim of fawning press, majestic settings, and roaring crowds. And they are discovering that Obama is not so likable at all. He is actually something of a jerk.”