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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The stealth president marches on

President Trump's strokes with his pen are masterful. His Donald Duck act masks the fact that Donald Trump is getting more accomplished as president than anyone since Ronald Reagan.

My greatest fear is CNN, the New York Times, and the rest of the Marxist sideshows disguised as news organizations will realize this. And uh-oh, Atlantic monthly may be catching on.


Every morning, millions of his haters read his tweets to see what Donald Duck-like fit he is throwing that day.

How unpresidential, they tut-tut.

The media yammers on, wondering aloud if impolite tweets are grounds for impeachment.

If the media realized that Trump's would then stop the wall-to-wall coverage of nonsense, and begin to take this president very serious, his staff might not have a clear field to fundamentally transform America back to being America. There might be discussion about these things. Instead, the news is all about some tweets.

Trump is crazy like a fox.

I have hit this subject several times. He's appointing judges, overturning regulations, deporting illegal aliens, chasing the Islamic State out of Iraq, getting our socialist NATO frenemies to spend more money on defending themselves, getting a NAFTA renegotiation, and doing sundry other things a president can do without congressional approval.

All the media yaks about (mainly) is Russia, Russia, Russia.

Democrats have no leverage to stop him because all that harping about Russia takes time away on cable from real issues.

It is hard to argue a real issue when all the media wants to talk about is Fake News.

David A. Graham of Atlantic noticed the accomplishments, but he misattributed it:
Imagine, if you will, that there is a shadow government.
The actual government, the administration of Donald Trump, is coming off the worst week of his presidency, although there haven’t been any smooth weeks.
[SNIP]
Things are going considerably better for the shadow government. With the Trump administration’s chaos sucking up all the attention, it’s been able to move forward on a range of its priorities, which tend to be more focused on regulatory matters anyway. It is remaking the justice system, rewriting environmental rules, overhauling public-lands administration, and greenlighting major infrastructure projects. It is appointing figures who will guarantee the triumph of its ideological vision for decades to come.
The trick here is that the administration and this shadow government are one and the same. Even as the public government sputters, other elements of the Trump administration are quietly remaking the nation’s regulatory landscape, especially on the environment and criminal justice.
There is no shadow government.

President Trump is distracting the media from his Cabinet. They are not hunting down Rex Tillerson or Rick Perry, which allows them to work unimpeded by press scrutiny and the controversy that goes with it.

From Graham:
Trump’s complaints that the press is ignoring his victories in favor of covering controversies ring hollow. You can’t very well go around setting things on fire and then asking why the press keeps covering the fires. But warnings that the Trump administration is doing X to distract from Y seem misguided for a couple of reasons — one being that they ascribe a greater organization that the White House evinces in any other sphere, and another being that the supposedly distracting stories are often just as catastrophic. But the large-scale disasters do keep attention focused away from what smaller agencies are doing, as Ben Carson acknowledged recently.
“Let me put it this way,” the secretary of housing and urban development told the Washington Examiner. “I'm glad that Trump is drawing all the fire so I can get stuff done.”
So far from holding the government accountable with all their shenanigans, the media is giving his administrators cover while the media chases after Trump.

And Trump loves the spotlight.

Win win.

Now to get Graham to shut the hell up about it.

Fortunately, Graham does not realize this is Trump's plan.
There is some irony to Trump’s greatest victories coming through the executive branch, and it in turn reveals just how far the president’s efforts have fallen short of his ambitions so far. The White House bragged in July that it had withdrawn regulations and delayed another 391. But numbers like that are only mildly illuminating in aggregate, and when chief strategist Steve Bannon vowed to bring the “destruction of the administrative state,” this kind of bean-counting and bureaucratic tinkering around the edges can hardly be what he had in mind.
Trump was stealth in winning the nomination in 2015 -- long before the first primary was held.

He was stealth in winning the election last year.

Of course he governs by stealth.

He is observing the weakness of the enemy and exploiting it, while deflecting the enemy's strengths.

It is Sun Tzu.

It is as beautiful as the sun gleaming off Trump Tower in the morning.

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13 comments:

  1. I hope you are right. We'll see if Trump actually enforces those ludicrous and pointless sanctions against Russia. If he doesn't then there is still hope. If he does that's pretty much the end.

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  2. I read that there are over 10,000 fewer federal employees since President Trump's inauguration. That's a good start. The larger the swamp the longer it takes to drain. - Elric

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  3. This reminds me of the Saturday Night Live skit where Phil Hartman played Reagan and acted like a doddering old man while anyone was around, then sprang into action acting like a genius comic book villain whenever heads were turned.

    The tweets on Richard Blumenthal were sheer genius, especially the one where Trump suggested he take a vacay in Viet Ham just so he'd be able to say he'd been there.

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    1. And then there was Sen Harkin of Iowa (D) who ran for president saying he was a fighter pilot and fought in North Vietnam, when in reality he flew aircraft outside of the war zone when repaired in Japan. He served in the Senate from 1985 to 2015 with that record.

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    2. And then there was Sen Harkin of Iowa (D) who ran for president saying he was a fighter pilot and fought in North Vietnam, when in reality he flew aircraft outside of the war zone when repaired in Japan. He served in the Senate from 1985 to 2015 with that record.

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  4. I see the swamp rats in the senate are denying him the ability to make appointments while they vacation. We have some swamp draining to do ourselves in 2018.

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  5. I pray that many young, thick skinned candidates step up and try to primary the incumbent RINOs.

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    1. I've voted for the challenger to our Congressman and anyone who challenges Portman gets my vote.

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  6. I've been saying that the Tweets and the Soap Opera "Days of Our West Wing" were a smokescreen for a couple of months now.

    -Mikey NTH

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  7. George Shultz did the same thing.

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  8. I've been saying that he's the flash-bang grenade that's attracting all the attention.

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  9. "He is observing the weakness of the enemy and exploiting it, while deflecting the enemy's strengths. It is Sun Tzu."

    I thought it was jujitsu.

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  10. "Large scale disasters"

    Like what, exactly?

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