The People’s Champion

(This appears in today’s American Thinker.)

Over one and half million people have attended Trump rallies, and that many again will see him as he campaigns for reelection.  These people all have families, neighbors, friends and co-workers.  Having attended a Trump rally is akin to a religious experience.  The difference is that at a rally you celebrate your country, not the Lord.  But if you love your country as passionately as these crowds love the USA, it’s a very intense experience.

So these people share their experience, and the campaign for reelection begins to gain momentum.  As the Democrats bicker and drift further out of the political mainstream, President Trump rallies, expands, and energizes his base.

It’s a bit more than a year away, but the campaign to reelect President Donald Trump has begun.  All the omens point toward a true watershed election, one that marks the beginning of a political epoch.

Trump won’t be the only winner in that election.  The entire Republican Party will ride on his coattails.  From Congress to the state legislatures, a wave election will bring victories which will cement Republican majorities for the rest of the decade.  Reapportionment is on the ballot in 2020, and the Republican Governors and state legislators will use their majorities to good effect.

What will history call this new political epoch?  Will Trump, like Jackson, have an Age named for him?

As he likes to say, we’ll see what happens.

McConnell needs to be a leader

(This appears in today’s American Thinker)

A Senate Select Committee on Foreign Influence of American Elections needs to be appointed, to probe Ukrainian, Russian and other efforts to subvert our democracy.  Information gathered by this committee can be used by the Senate in its deliberations on the impeachment of President Trump, if and when articles of impeachment are passed by the House.

There are ample precedents, in particular the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, commonly called the Church Committee, and the Senate Select Committee to Investigate Campaign Practices, known as the Watergate Committee.  This new Select Committee is needed to counter the “impeachment inquiry” currently underway in the House.

The findings of the Select Committee will support a Motion to Dismiss if and when the House presents its bill of impeachment.  Such a dismissal is warranted when the impeachment is fraudulent  —  a tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

When impeachment is a badge of honor

If a President is entirely innocent of articles of impeachment, as demonstrated in a trial in the Senate, his status in history will be enhanced.  He will have stood up to the mob, and beaten them.  It will be a testament to his impact as President.  He will be the only President who drove his adversaries into a mental breakdown.

That trial in the Senate, presided over by Chief Justice Roberts, would be made-for TV.  The President has experience in these matters, and the entire production will be under the control of the Republican Senate.  With advice from the old pro, no doubt.

It would be a great hit, and ensure a mammoth reelection.

He’s thinking, ‘Go ahead and do it.  Make my day.’

Speak, Virginia

One month from now Virginians who care about their country will go to the polls.  The entire legislature, House and Senate, is up for election.  Republicans control both chambers by the slimmest of margins.  Former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is bragging the election is in the bag.

The people of Virginia need to send the Congress and the media a message.  They need to elect majorities of Republicans to their legislature.  The message delivered would be a vote of confidence in President Trump.

In wave elections, state legislatures become part of the wave.  You never see a party winning a national election big, and also lose state legislative seats.  So let Virginia be a marker for 2020.  And let the wave begin.

Trump won election by the smallest of margins.  For his work on behalf of the American people, he deserves a landslide reelection.

We’re counting on you, Virginia.

Some guys just love to fight

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has to be the toughest guy in Congress.  He’s ready to take on the Turks, in defense of his friends the Kurds.  He’s a warrior, a real Captain America.  Some other old school Republicans are with him on this, but none are as tough as Lindsey.

Well, not really, not personally.  I doubt little Lindsey has ever been in an honest to God fight in his life.  What he wants is for your son to do the fighting for him.   Your boy could be killed or wounded, but Lindsey’s willing for you to pay that price.  Oh, you’ll also have to foot the bill for the money needed to do all this fighting.

It’s hard not to sympathize with the Kurds, but then it’s easy to sympathize with all kinds of downtrodden and threatened people all across the globe.  We’ve been in Syria lately to take out ISIS, and the Kurds benefited from our presence.  Our job is done, so it’s time to leave.

Since we don’t need any oil from the Mideast, we have no skin in this game.  Everybody in the region loathes everyone else, and war there will be constant far into the future.

But not with your son, or mine.  Not with Donald Trump as President.