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Sunday, August 06, 2017

Media battles help Trump win

Eddie Scarry is a media reporter for the Washington Examiner. He is worried that the media is tripping Trump up and somehow preventing President Trump from winning,

Eddie, Eddie, Eddie.

Don't be Beltway about this.

Eddie, Eddie, Eddie is so young.

President Trump is winning. Regulations are going.

From July 20:
860 regulations bite the dust
In his first six months as president, Donald Trump and his staff have chipped away at the icebergs of regulation blocking our path to economic liberty, killing or shelving 860 regulations.
The Islamic State is on the run.

From March 28:
Liberal says Trump is beating the Islamic State
Foreign Policy magazine, one of the few print media the Graham family owns since it sold the Washington Post four years ago, has been so Never Trump that you would think Bill Kristol was its editor. But, no, David Rothkopf still is.
Mexico is re-negotiating NAFTA.

England and Europe are buying coal.

The Saudis and their friends are kicking Iran out of Iraq.

I wrote about that on August 1.

President Trump is rearranging the judiciary, getting in judges Bush 43 could not. I wrote about that yesterday.

Unemployment is 4.3%. My 401-k is up 15% since Election Day. And ICE is deporting as fast as it can.

I give Scarry credit for seeing some of this. His take on Acosta trying to turn a press briefing into a poetry session was on the money.

From Scarry:
Trump on Wednesday backed a bill by Sens. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., that aims to sharply reduce immigration and put a priority on admitting foreigners who know English and have higher work skills.
During that day's press briefing, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller won the argument against reporters attempting to find something wrong with a bill that follows the same simple logic as one and one is two; when it rains, the ground gets wet; and if it's written by Dana Milbank, it's annoying.
CNN correspondent Jim Acosta came out of the briefing declaring that Miller "exploded before our eyes" because he "couldn't take that kind of heat."
Here's an example of "that kind of heat":
Acosta: "What the president is proposing here does not sound like it's in keeping with American tradition when it comes to immigration. The Statue of Liberty says…"
We'll stop there to reflect on a reporter citing a poem on a statue to argue whether a new policy is "in keeping with American tradition."
Miller responded that "the history of immigration, it's actually ebbed and flowed," a statement based on the fact that the U.S. hasn't always admitted the same number of immigrants.
That's nice.

That's factual.

That's missing the point.

President Trump just changed the subject. We went from talking about illegal immigration to talking about reigning in legal immigration.

All in one fell swoop.

Trump won the argument on illegal immigration. We are ending it.

Now Trump is moving on legal immigration.

Regardless if the Perdue-Cotton bill goes anywhere, that is what we are discussing. Trump has changed the debate.

And if that means we suffer a self-promotional poetry recital by Acosta, so be it. I look forward to his nightly show next fall. Right? That is CNN's goal, isn't it?

All this happened -- the regulation rollback, the judicial appointments, the demise of the Islamic State, the sale of coal, the NAFTA re-negotiation, the unemployment falling, and the stock market rising -- while the media was yapping about the president tweets about Morning Joe and Mika.

He's crazy.

Like a fox.

He uses the media to divert attention so he can succeed.

Two years later, the media still does not get it.

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  1. The flash-bang-grenade President! Distracts the enemedia and gets stuff DONE.

  2. When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead. Only the people around you know. It is the same when you are Stupid. Now, acosta is not dead, but, ....

  3. I wonder what Senator Acosta's opinions are on other pressing legislation of the day?

  4. acosta will next cite Joyce Kilmer's poem "Trees" a reason to to stop logging.

    1. He probably thinks Kilmer is a girl, too.

    2. Val. looks like candy crowley.

  5. The Acosta administration's policy: Open Borders and the Absolute Moral and Binding Legal Authority contained in "The New Colossus".

    As Mark Steyn points out, the Statue is called "Liberty Enlightening the World", holding a "1776" tablet. The Lazarus poem essentially reverses that, saying that the World (mass migration) Enlightens Liberty (America)--even as we see mass migrations snuffing out the lights of liberty across the globe.

    Plus, Acosta's an ass.

  6. Acosta's show should give Megyn Kelly a run for her money.

  7. American tradition also holds that guys use only the Men's Room. F---in Libs. They celebrate and revel in their blatant inconsistencies.