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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Years of lies catch up with Trump's opponents



President Donald John Trump has driven his opponents off the deep edge, or rather they drove themselves off as he halted and watched them, while drinking a Diet Coke.

John King on CNN is the latest self-casualty in the left's suicidal attacks on the president. On Friday, King called an answer at the daily press briefing bullshit.

King said live on the air, "This is a Trump trademark, this is a Trump trademark. It was striking that this came, this, forgive me, bullshit attack on fake news came just moments after the Secretary of State said the American people needed to be careful about where they get their information, and go to sources they can trust."

Speaking of BS, CNN has taken to calling it unsubstantiated hope.

These attacks are desperation from the fact that President Donald John Trump is being quite presidential in the face of a crazy panic over the death of 250 Americans killed by a new strain of flu.

Benjamin Wofford wrote in Washingtonian, "It’s official: Democrats have completely blown the messaging around corona virus.

"I say official, because a new ABC poll shows that 55% of Americans approve of the way President Trump is handling corona virus, while 42% disapprove. Those numbers are a reversal from last week, when 54% said they disapproved. Trump’s overall approval has been inching up this week. Perhaps now we know why.

"Several smart people have wondered aloud: How could this be? How can it be, even when Trump’s own agencies were sounding the alarm that a pandemic would lead to lethal shortages? Even when the White House delayed getting corona virus test kits past when they could have? Even when they stopped hospitals from developing their own tests, when they could have? Even when Trump fired the pandemics team at the White House? Even when he was ignoring his former advisers’ desperate pleas? Even when he lied about the pandemic, over and over and over and over and over and over and over? Even when, as late as this month, he claimed that salvation was just around the corner, a falsehood that could kill Americans? Even when states agree we still don’t have clear guidance from Washington?

"Why would so many Americans overlook this? Could it really be true that Trump’s daily briefings, in which he insists (in between nonsensical rants) that he has everything under control, are making a lasting impact?"

Maybe things are under control. Compare the death toll in Italy (population 60 million) to ours (population 328 million). It ain't dumb luck. The president restricted travel with Red China on January 31, and the media reaction was to immediately label it xenophobic and racist. Reporters found credentialed blowhards to undercut this action, even though they had none of the information he had at the time.

President Donald John Trump was negotiating a historic trade deal with Red China. The last thing he wanted to do was cut off travel and tick off Chairman Xi, and yet he did.

Once again, Democrats and their marionettes in the media make the mistake of viewing President Donald John Trump as the caricature in their imaginations rather than the person he is. He's a flawed man, sure, we all are, but he is not a doddering fool or an oafish old troll. He certainly is their better because he has escaped every one of their traps: Russian collusion, creepy porn lawyer, impeachment, and dozens of other lesser attempts in between.

The Billy Bush Tape might have brought a weaker man down. That it didn't should have served notice that Democrats were dealing with someone well above their weight class.

The public looks at him with some awe now because he survives all these sling shots and arrows fired at him. Years of lies by Trump's opponents give him credibility by default because so far, he's been right and they have been wrong.

Wofford complains that Democrats have not used COVID-19 to bring down President Donald John Trump.

It is not that they haven't; it is that they can't.

34 comments:

  1. After Russia, the Mueller investigation and the impeachment even the Trump rubes have figured out that the media cannot be believed under any circumstances. Not a jot or a tittle.

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    1. Everything they do just exposes more and more of THEM for America to see what the left and media are capable of and their hate for Our Nation!

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  2. Between potential therapies, a better understanding of the actual death rate and impatience on the part of hardworking Americans not willing to watch our entire economy swirl down the crapper, I think that the overreacting is done sooner than most think.
    I give it a week or two.

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    1. Agree.

      Think we all understand why Trump says Chinese Virus repeatedly. So think about why he has repeatedly mentioned '15 Days' in his recent WH briefings. 15 Days will be the pivot point. He sees the fatality, et al data trend line too.

      SL and many others have pointed out that the press/ Dems, et al will try to "Katrina" him. Plus I have been pointing out that the USA has no experience with a large scale SARS outbreak (the 2003 outbreak was overseas). Trump understands all that too - and he has proven to be a master planner/ strategist.

      Something like this seems likely:
      • Step 1: Let the Medical/ Science team dominate the planning - and be the "face" of the response (absolutely, positively has to lead with a medical response first - and that is not politics).
      • Step 2: Learn from what is happening - avoid the 'paralysis of analysis', cut red tape, sell a vision (Trump strengths).
      • Step 3: Leverage new knowledge & public understanding of the risk - and growing appetite for inclusion of economic needs - to give the Economic team a more visible, complementry role (short term & long term, Trump & team uber-strength).

      I'll add, there is no way Trump can predict how this SARS event will play out - but that doesn't mean he can't plan for success on both a Medical and Economic front. That is why he is talking about '15 Days' - trying to plant the seed that this will come to an end.

      Once Trump senses we are ready to move from 'Fear the Risk', to 'Understand the Risk' - he is going to impress us all over again.

      • Facts without History = Fear the Risk
      • Facts with History = Understand the Risk

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    2. Most insightful comment that I have read in a long time. Up there in Don Surber territory!

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    3. I agree. And when Trump turns off the national emergency switch, he'll be able to dominate the news cycle again. How? By rolling out some coup indictments. Will Barr and Durham get their act together? Maybe Trump has to put his foot up their butts. No more foot dragging! It's time. - Gary B

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  3. All the panic and shutdowns are pissing me off. It is the FLU people!!! Some are gonna get sick and some are gonna die (mainly those already ill). It is gonna run its course no matter what we do. From where I sit, it seems this flu is less lethal and has lighter symptoms than our ever present flus. Many have not even realized that they have had it. When will the grownups take control?

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    1. From Lola who has been reading about the China virus:

      I’ve also been reading papers on this and they are frightening. The virus “cell” has a protien spike on that essentially impales the healthy cell and then binds to it 10 times stronger than other SARS viruses. Top it off, it has some kind of enzyme receptor on it, and that makes it likely to spread through the body, leading to these organ failures we’ve seen in the worst cases. Heart, liver, kidney failure all possible. Viral load also matters, which is why they’re telling us to clean and sanitize everything.

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    2. Yet 99 percent don't get infected or if they are they have no symptoms. Most of the deaths came from Washington state and their infection curve is flattening. This is a much ado about nothing

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    3. Most of Washington state's (over 90%, i think) were in a Hospice for terminally ill people that was visited by a person who had been to Wuhan.

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  4. Trump closed the borders to China, even when he was in delicate negotiations with Xi. He has risked a lot of his capital on these negotiations. Yet, he put them at risk to....SAVE the America people. Whodathunk?

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    1. Trump shut off travel from China 47 days quicker than lefty heartthrob Trudeau did in Canada. Political correctness is all the left knows.

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  5. When people hear the truth they are reassured.

    When people hear lies they panic. Why do the markets crash when Trump speaks?

    They cult says he is amazing, but the markets believe otherwise. The empty shelves of panic buying say otherwise.

    It's telling that the standard by which we've been told to use is failing him. "Yeah, but how's your 401k?" How is it? It's about why I'd expect in a crisis with a lying conman at the helm.

    The cult told up to take Trump seriously, but not literally. How's that workin'?

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    1. Circumstances have changed temporarily with the corona virus. We are better off with Trump than with the open borders Schumer, Biden, and your fellow trolls.

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    2. Do we take him literally when he says we will have a vaccine soon?

      Do we take him literally when he says he is expediting ventilators?

      His words and actions have brought us to this lack of trust.

      Take him not literally, but seriously??? His inability to rise to this moment should be taken seriously.

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    3. Sucks when Democrat trash are reduced to one beta male, trying to cling to his betters at Don Surber, while the rest of the garbage that passes for Democrats and journalism are now demanding that Trump stop doing the daily press conferences that they were demanding he do just last week.

      It must suck to be constantly owned by your betters, boy.

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    4. Trump's China virus pressers are causing some Democrats to board the Trump Train.

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    5. This guy reminds me of the old joke about the French economist declaring capitalism is a failure: Yes, yes, capitalism works in practice, but not in theory.

      I'll happily take Trump (results) versus Theory (talk).

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    6. How's that open borders/dissolve ICE issue working for you now? Americans just love it when those whiny pukes in the Democrat media call Trump racist for identifying the virus's origins.

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    7. When talking to a lib I call it by it's full name, the China Origin Viral Infectious Disease, 2019. I can actually observe them rock back on their heels before they respond. It's amusing to see.

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  6. I hope you're right, Spectreman. But I believe that while individuals may be reasonable, the masses are dumber than sheep dip.
    Case in point is all this hoarding:
    When was the last time you couldn't get a roll of tp, and yet here we are cuz a bunch of panicked bipedal lemmings had to get it by the truckloads.
    And JWMorrill, preaching to the choir, dude.
    Thanks to the media hyping this up, the Chinese Flu (yeah, I'm being anti-pc and calling it Chinese!), this Chinese Flu is the 21st century equivalent of Grover's Mill on Halloween.

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    1. I'm guilty of hoarding this week: I bought two dozen eggs instead of one.

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    2. My own observation is it is not the masses but are relatively small but active minority who are hoarding. Stores have finally woken up to this. One TP package at a time. Call for a reservation BTW ditto
      Hand sanitizer and wipes.I keep a month's supply handy at all times
      Food and supplies but I've done that forever. Local Wal-mart has a crew doing out the TP and cleaning supplies. Two of the nastiest little ah, witches I've seen.but the usual Hoarders are not there and may even be afraid of them.. Another store has put the Hispanic Manager in charge who has a bit of the Zorro about him. I'd wouldn't want to walk out with a "Z' cared in chest due to trying to pull a fast one on him..

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    3. My own observation is it is not the masses but are relatively small but active minority who are hoarding....
      Hand sanitizer and wipes.I keep a month's supply handy at all time .. WTF?

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    4. The months supply Troll, is always on hand has been forever. Hand sanitizer (and wipes)one bottle lasts me about a month. Been using a bit more since my wife's been in extended care FOR HER STROKE.! I rotate supplies just out of habit Ditto for food. Not "prepper"per se. but anyone who lives in a rural/remote situation, is aware of thing like this. it is a good Idea to
      Just be ready-keep stuff on hand.For instance, Our freeway is closed sometimes for days due to weather and the inevitable
      Truck accident. During fire season it can be close both directions due to Fire. so if you have problem with prudence-ok. but what I'm saying is planning -not hoarding big difference.
      Now back to your Gameboy ...

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  7. The ChiComYellowPerilLongMarchFlu will be defeated by following common sense procedures. This isn't the Bubonic Plague. The yapping mentally deranged trolls only beclown themselves.

    Imagine if Barry or Joe were in charge.

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    1. Barry would be obsessed with March Madness, and Joe would be telling Hunter to get more money from Ukraine.

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  8. Exactly what makes Trump flawed?

    Has he sicked the US government against his political enemies?

    Has he started any new wars?

    Has he cheated on his wife as president in the White House or anywhere else?

    His "flaw" is fighting back.

    That's a benefit.

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    1. 3 wives, and yes he has committed adultery. I am Calvinist. We are all flawed

      As a president, flawless

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    2. But not in the white house, or it would have gotten more press than the coronavirus.

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  9. Globalization is D_E_A_D, dead.

    As are the political fortunes of anyone still advocating it.

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    1. Come to think about it, I haven't heard any Democrats advocate open borders lately. The Republican campaign ads write themselves on that. The terrible but barely reported on Swine Flu epidemic of 2009-10 started in Mexico.

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  10. He has a good team but mostly not actively available ..

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