Fox News doesn’t like Trump any more, and why

The man who recently assumed control of Fox News, James Murdoch, is a donor to the Clinton Foundation.  His lovely wife, and the mother of his three children, works at the Clinton Climate Institute.  As a result, we have uber-Democrat Donna Brazile as a new star at Fox, weather vane Brett Baier tacking left, and so on.  Fox is no longer the conservative counterpart to ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC.  It was five to one.  Now it’s five to none.

Presumably. there are a few conservative billionaires around who have more sense than those morons, the Kochs.  Roger Ailes proved you can make money with a conservative news channel.  That space is wide open again, and I’ll be disappointed if we don’t see some action on this front before the end of the year.

The best book, by far, ever written about a presidential campaign is What it Takes, by Richard Ben Cramer.  Ben Cramer got very close to the whole Biden family in writing this book, and the sections on Biden are among the best.

You’ve got to read it to believe it.  Biden’s a nut.  And a drama queen.  And a lightweight.  The process he went through just to decide if he was going to run in 1988 is agonizing.  He can’t take a decision.  He doesn’t have any confidence in his own judgment.  This is not a man with what it takes to be President of the United States.  He went through the same Hamlet act in 2016, and now he’s at it again.  Anyone who takes Biden as a serious candidate for President is uninformed about this man.

Back when I was planning on running for the United States Senate from Alaska, there was only one guy in Alaska politics who I thought might be able to beat me.  I met him in the state legislature, and got to know him a little.  He was John Binkley, of the Fairbanks Binkleys, a smart guy, and ambitious.  He had more going for him than I did, but I figured I was smarter than he was, and I’d figure it out.

I left Alaska in 2001, because I knew the fix was in for the Murkowski Senate seat.  Frank was going to appoint his daughter Lisa.  There was nothing I could do, politically, at that point, so I took my wife back to her home in California.

Like I said, I’m smarter than Binkley.  He thought Frank might appoint him to the Senate.  He and Frank and their families went way back.  So Binkley interviewed for the appointment, and had to suffer the embarrassment of being told Lisa Murkowski would be a better U. S. Senator than he was.

Binkley was pissed, to say the least, and still is.  But he’s about to get his revenge.  His fabulous daughter, Kai Binkley Sims, is going to take out Lisa in the 2022 primary.  It won’t even be close.  Kai is a pistol, and Lisa is dumber than a stump.

Oh, and by the way, the Binkleys now control what’s left of the old Anchorage Daily News, what used to be the principal newspaper in Alaska.

I’ll be calling John tomorrow to congratulate him.  Revenge is a dish best served cold.


Trump treats blacks with respect

For understandable reasons, American blacks are sensitive to being treated with disrespect.  When I was a young man in the northern California I had quite a bit of personal interaction with all kinds of black people.  In college I even got a couple buddies to go with me deep into the Oakland ghetto to go bar hopping.  Just to see how ordinary black people lived.  A white cop told us to get the hell out of there, after we’d been in one bar.  The bar patrons hadn’t been very friendly, so we took his advice.

But in all the time I lived in interracial California, up to 1974, I never had any kind of problem with black people.  I get along with them just fine.  To this day, at Oakland A games.  I treat them exactly the way I treat everybody else.   With respect, and I think they see that.  That’s the kind of thing blacks pay attention to.

Growing up in New York City, Trump has had a certain amount of exposure to blacks.  He seems to have the typical New York business man’s cosmopolitan view of race  —  tolerance.  New Yorkers are too busy making money to worry about things like race. Racism isn’t good for the bottom line.

Trump wants black votes. and I think he’s going to get them.  From working class black guys, especially those with families.  Trump’s not going to cater to them.  He wants to give them the opportunity to get jobs, good paying jobs.  If a black man wants to work, Trump is his man.

He knows he’s being treated with respect.


We’re not voting for prom king

A moderate can see both sides of an argument.  Moderates are practical, pragmatic people.  They want things to function properly.  In this country, politically. that means they want the economy growing, and improving people’s lives.  If it works, it’s good enough for a moderate.

The left understands all this, and it means they can’t allow the election of 2020 to be about the economy.  It’s got to be about Trump.  The issuance of the Mueller report is just the end of one phase of the resistance.  It continues until election day.  But as Nietzsche said, if it doesn’t destroy me, it makes me stronger.  Trump won’t back down or be bullied.  He was born for this kind of combat.  He’s in his element, in the ring, no holds barred.  He’s the first bold man to be President since Andrew Jackson.


Moderation in the pursuit of social justice is no virtue

The left hates the swamp, almost us much as anyone does.  They know Pelosi and Schumer and the whole crew is totally corrupt.  Bought and paid for by Big Pharma, Wall Street and all the other pigs at the trough.  Except for the AOC Gang, and a few others, they’re as much the enemy as Trump.  They corrupt the Democratic Party, and it must expel them.  Only then can the political movement needed to enact the New Socialism be built.

For someone of AOC’s generation, the election of 2020 is just the beginning.  She’s in it for the long haul, and first business first.  Putting Pelosi and Schumer on the ash heap of history is job one.


The Sanders, and Goldwater, Insurgents

The Bernie Brigade reminds me of my first campaign, for Barry Goldwater.  We knew Goldwater wasn’t going to win the White House.  But the important thing, for us, was taking control of the Republican Party, and defeating its east coast, moderate establishment.  When Barry beat Rockefeller in the California primary in June of 1964, we had won the battle.  Winning the war would take more time.  16 years, in fact, but it was worth the wait.

The Bernie Bros feel the same.  They begin with the rejection of the Democratic Party establishment.  It’s not only the Clinton corruption they disdain, but all the Washington fat cats, of both parties.  Once the stench of money grubbing is driven out of the party, then the task of building a national movement. If the movement isn’t strong enough to take out Trump, they’ll win in 2024  . We had to wait 16 years, for Reagan.  They think they can do better.

What this means is that the Democratic nominee will be held strictly to account on all the various pathologies that make up the agenda of the far left.  Purity, above all, will be insisted on.  Electability is not a valid concern.

Next year, the Democrat will be the most radical major party nominee in American history.  It’s almost as though the Good Lord is smiling on Donald J. Trump.  I think Barry Goldwater is.  And Ronald Reagan.