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Friday, April 19, 2019

Trump endured and prevailed

When William Faulkner received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, the possibility of World War III was never nearer. Red China had invaded South Korea. The Soviets had nukes. We had nukes. He addressed that in his acceptance speech, he reassured a troubled world.

He said, "I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail."



Shortly after his presidency began, the deep state saddled Donald John Trump with a bogus investigation into a collusion that did not exist complete with co-conspirators created for the occasion by corrupt Obama officials and supporters.

In his report to Bill Barr, Bob Mueller included all sorts of things unrelated to his finding that there was no collusion, including hearsay about the president's reaction.

According to Mueller who was not in the room and has no recording, President Donald John Trump said, "Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything."

True.

That was my thought as well.

Given the way Patrick Fitzgerald used the Valerie Plame leak to punish Dick Cheney by proxy -- convicting his chief of staff of not being truthful about an unrelated matter -- I feared a presidency in peril.

But President Trump went about his business. He squawked from time to time about the witch hunt  on Twitter, but he did not allow the Mueller investigation to define his presidency.

Instead, he defeated ISIS.

He clipped corporate taxes.

He cut personal income taxes.

He dropped the health insurance mandate.

He moved the embassy to Jerusalem.

He brought manufacturing back.

He pushed unemployment to the lowest since the Beatles broke up.

He got new construction of the wall despite Democrat promises of not giving the project even one dollar.

Here is a list of 289 of his accomplishments. The list is six months old.

When Mueller began, I feared President Trump would fall in the innocent man trap. People charged with crimes often do not take it as seriously as they should in the beginning. Just because an accusation is preposterous does not mean it is less than serious.

President Trump played it cool, lawyered up, and set out what he set out to do as president. Rudy Giuliani was a trusted friend and advisor throughout.

Our president neither underestimated nor overestimated his opposition. He sized Mueller up and dealt with him accordingly.

Ken Starr said, “Not only was there was no obstruction there was cooperation.”

He said President Trump did not like Mueller just as Clinton didn't like him.

Starr said, “There is a difference between having thoughts and this is another dimension that really did surprise me how open and frank the conversations are with the president of the United States that then become disclosed and are now in the public domain.”

That helps Donald Trump in the next phase of all this: purging federal law enforcement and national security of its partisans and corruption.

This case should have been closed a year ago. Mueller dragged it out perhaps to provoke President Trump into firing him, but like many Manhattanites, Mueller underestimated this outer borough bloke. Donald Trump was schooled in fighting the government back by Roy Cohn.

President Trump also learned from Bill Clinton's handling of the Ken Starr investigation. Clinton survived by attacking Starr.

Democrats want the same outcome of an impeachment as they believe even a botched one would end his presidency.

But they promised us collusion and delivered President Trump dropping an F-bomb. In private.

Maybe.

The press meanwhile continues to pretend they won a game they lost badly. Susan B. Glasser assured her elitist readers at the New Yorker, "The Mueller Report Won't End Trump's Presidency, But It Sure Makes Him Look Bad."

'Tis a participation trophy. Donald John Trump walked off with the gold, silver, and bronze medals. He refused to let the lies bring him down.

President Trump now serves as an example for any man who faces outrageous accusations from his opponents. He fought back.

The last two years were bad, but times were far darker 70 years ago.

Nevertheless Faulkner said, "I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet's, the writer's, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help a man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail."

The poetry of President Trump is in his tweets.

12 comments:

  1. I look forward someday to "The Annotated Tweets of PDJT" It'll likely be a multi volume work as the context of each one may take quite a bit of explanation. But it will be a fun read.
    Yesterday he also promised that "This will not happen to another president" regarding the Mueller witch-hunt, and I very much expect that promise to be kept as well as his others.

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    1. A nice hefty leather-bound tome would serve to knock some sense into Leftards, preferably upside of the head.

      You can just see one installed in a special emergency container in the White House Press Briefing Room...

      “In case of Leftist dumbassery, rip tape and apply.”

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  2. And still the Democrats insist on fighting the 2020 election by rehashing the 2016 one.

    President Trump doesn’t advance on the future, he charges it.

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  3. Mr. T has God on his side. Yeah, LibCommies, I said it. You hate God anyways, so siddown and shaddup.

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    1. When Trump’s steel-cap construction boot gets done with ‘em, they won’t be able to sit down for a week.

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  4. Theodore Roosevelt:
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
    PDJT charges, indeed..

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  5. Waking up after the Mueller shore leave-of-their-senses, the only thing on anybody’s mind is the D.T.

    And wouldn’t you know it, the Captain has just scheduled gunnery practise.

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  6. The hammer is going to come down. From a PDJT tweet today -

    “It is now finally time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even Spying or Treason. This should never happen again!”

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  7. Trump flipped the norm. This should terrify the DC denizens. There is now precedent for unprecedented cooperation with the Special Counsel. But also Trump talked some smack via social media.

    The old way was to talk and feign cooperation in the news and public, but fight tooth and nail against any cooperation.

    And now we have the new media narrative:

    Donald Trump committed unprecedented-cooperation “obstruction of justice” without corrupt intent while talking smack on social media

    But don't forget the media and Dems doubled down every time Trump left to meet with a foreign leader so that the foreign leader would question Trump's long term survival in office. When Trump next meets with foreign leaders...

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  8. It's only a matter of time before Faulkner is denounced as a racist and his books are banned.

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  9. MAGA is the moral high ground.

    Our President is MAGA.

    We are MAGA.

    We are the moral high ground.

    Hold the moral high ground.

    All else will be as it will be.

    MAGA

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