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Saturday, January 06, 2018

"Very stable genius"

Donald Trump got up this morning. For the 351st day in a row, he was president. He had meetings to attend with Republican congressmen at Camp David all day, so he decided to throw some crumbs to keep the birds on press row occupied.

He dashed out three tweets:
Now that Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence.
Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star...
to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!
The press went wild.

They boiled his tweets down to three words: "very stable genius."

They mocked and jeered him all day long.

It was genius. Jujitsu. He played the force of the press against the press.

Big important scary author Stephen King scoffed at Trump.
King: "Anyone who has to call himself a genius...isn’t."

Scott Adams explained why Trump's ploy was genius.
Adams: "Who made every one of his critics pair his name with the word 'genius' for the next month?

People have been calling King a genius for years. He's the Harold Robbins of scary books. So King thinks he's an expert on genius.

Maybe he is.

But King is overlooking the genius of Donald John Trump.

On June 16, 2015, Trump decided he finally would go through with it and follow his lifelong dream of becoming president.

He knew he -- nor any other Republican -- could not defeat Hillary Clinton in a conventional campaign.

He went asymmetrical.

And this endeared his supporters in a manner no other candidate's supporters followed their candidate.

He is the rebel.

I am fortunate in that I have only seen one "Star Wars" movie, the first one and that was more than 40 years ago. But I am still struck by that undeniably American feeling of us-against-the-world.

Trump tapped into it.

The press serves as Darth Vader, the dark side of power.

In December, Trump's fortunes -- and those of the Republican Party -- changed for the good because he finally accomplished something with the Republican Congress (the tax cuts). The Alabama election forced them to hang together for if not surely they would hang separately as one Roy Moore after another, disgraced and defeated.

So they decided to hang together, passed the tax cuts, and lo and behold, they saw their fortunes rise.

I am pretty sure that tonight when they go to bed, the Republicans at Camp David will smile over the pure simplicity of Trump's tweets and the over-the-top reaction by his critics that actually made his point.

Then they will wonder what Trump will do tomorrow to top that.

He's a rebel.

It does not get any more American than that.


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  1. “The press serves as Darth Vader“

    They wish! They strike me more as Inspector Clouseau.

    1. "That was a priceless byline!"

      "Noot anymere!"

  2. If only Congress would repeal Obamacare... I'd have more trust in them.

    1. Once you stick that noodle in your arm you can never get it out.

    2. Yeah, Alfredo is a hell of a drug.

  3. And I thought I was the only living American to have only seen the first Star Wars movie, and decided that was one too many!

    1. It was the only good one. The rest did what most trilogies do, and got sillier as they went along.

  4. Funnier by the day!

    Teddy Roosevelt on steroids....with a dash of Cassius Clay.
    - -
    Today the realization is setting in regarding the large cost of the Trump "Dossier" paid for by the DNC and Hillary campaign. Estimates range from $7m to $12m of which only $168k went to Christopher Steele (who late this week the Senate Judiciary committee formally requested the DOJ prosecute for lying to Congress). Sure, there were bribes to Russian agents. But speculation now is that millions were set aside for bribes to American MSM news outlets and reporters, of which there may well be a long list of names. And slowly but surely, Senator Grassley is getting Fusion GPS's financial records.

    This is getting better by the day. Anyone that follows the situation knows what's coming shortly. And the tip-off is the fun President Trump is having - possibly the happiest guy in American next to Don Surber! Who better to know what's in the cards?

    - Ken

  5. There's nothing much to add to your assessment of the President, except that in addition to spreading some of that stability to this country, he really seems to be enjoying this job more than any other president I can think of.

  6. Funny that mainstream media never made much to-do about Obama's hubris.

    "The day the waters began to recede."

    "I can do everybody's job better than they can."


  7. President Trump is going to blow pretty much the entire Democrat Party and the Deep State (R) clean out of the water. And I wonder just what is going on in Iran? It seems to have jostled the NorKs. For some reason I've been humming an old Carly Simon tune, "Anticipation." President Trump is keeping everyone waiting for the Grand Finale. I need to stock up on some Uncle Willie's popcorn. - Elric

  8. Grassley and Graham referred Steele for perjury--but they believe Steele. They think it is the FBI who is lying.

    In other words, it's a perjury trap--for the FBI!

  9. The FBI...has unclean hands. UNCLEAN!!

  10. Actually, I have thought since following Trump, how very "Australian" he is, or the Australia that used to be. The "Shaggy Dog Story" where you tell a whopper with a straight face, the "pull your leg" humor where he sees how far he can go with a straight face, the laconic aside, being a "lad" and ragging authority. These were all the old Australian way, before PC culture, multiculturalism, the thought police in the form of "human rights" commissions were set up, which proceeded to persecute anyone who says anything out of line. cdm

    1. I sorely miss the old Australia. What a refreshing ,happy everyone have a go it was.I used to drink with all the wogs in Sydney. We all took the p iss out of each other, laughed and thanked god we we lived in Oz. It's decline started with Hawk and the P C crap got it's leg in the door. Now it is a green lefty nanny state in dire need of a Trump like Saviour.

    2. Too right, sadly. I lived in Oz for over 30 years, loved the place.

      It was hard to watch the slow descent into PC-dom; now they're totally de-balled, but most don't even seem to realize it, or realize that they've lost the freedom that they once had. Now they have no gun rights and no freedom of speech; they are truly subjects.

      It is sad, and I grieve for Australia.

  11. Another day of praise for the stable genius emperor’s fine wardrobe.

    1. The DNC, Hillary campaign, and Clinton Foundation were looking for you but you were out. They left this message for you:

      "In the future, please make the checks out to CASH."

  12. For the first time ever, I went to see the twitter thread from a Trump twitter feed and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that most people reacted negatively to his narcissism as I do. The latest one got him a new nickname as his "smart and sane" lies reminded people of the Fredo Corleone line from Godfather part II. So Fredo lives on as the new Trump.

    “I can handle things. I’m smart! Not like everybody says, like dumb. I’m smart and I want respect!”

    1. And Donald Trump is still president.

    2. And with any luck- all the other little flies, and the cockroaches, and the other vermin making up the Democrap party will all think the same thing that you do, gadfly!

      So if I were you (and thank God I'm not!) I'd double down: go on, bet your last dollar on the idea that Donald J. Trump is an idiot studying to be a fool!

      After all, you can't lose... can you!

  13. If you don't think President Trump is having a good time look at the reaction he got from using both hands to take a drink of water. You don't think he knew what kind of reaction he'd get for that? Ha! I also think this Bannon / Trump spat might be a set up. If it is it is, from the reaction of the press, truly pure genius.

  14. Absolutely Historic Times. Reagan was a piker compared to POTUS DJT!

  15. Worth 15-billion. Worldwide celebrity. Iconic name for 40 years. Hollywood star. President. And who are his detractors? Nobody even knows their names. They ain't hardly got two nickles to rub together. And they think he'd take advice from them?? LOL !