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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Cool Hand Trump



Kayleigh McEnany has nothing to do with this post but I figure readers would rather look at her than my botched attempt to make Donald John Trump look like Paul Newman as Cool Hand Luke.

As the president takes heat from Chicken Littles who whine about acting presidential, President Trump remains coolly presidential in handling two nation-paralyzing events simultaneously.

In both cases, the president gave Democrats plenty of rope and watched them hang themselves.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, D-Covid 19, started out as the dreamy Democrat alternative to President Trump. He ended up turning his state into Covid 19 Central, and feuding with fellow Democrat Mayor Julio de Castro. Excuse me, Bill de Blasio.

Across the land, President Trump deferred to governors. States took responsibility with governors taking the flak and the laurels. Americans are not used to handling a national crisis like that.

President Trump instead focused on the economic fallout from the pandemic panic. He led the federal government to do what it could with a mass aid program of $3 trillion or so.

Every American taxpayer got a check for $1,200. Mine came the first day through a direct deposit to the account I settle my federal taxes when my CPA files my taxes. The unemployed got a $600 a week stipend on top of their unemployment insurance.

This kept the economy from falling into an actual recession. It did drop abruptly but the quick bounceback was stunning.

The federal government announced today a net gain of 4.8 million jobs in June, which dropped unemployment to 11.1%. Experts told us two months ago it would be thrice as high and would top 30%.

Democrats thought their lockdowns had wrecked his MAGA economy, which they believed would lead to a landslide for Doctor Demented and the end of capitalism. Instead, President Trump is making America great again -- again.

Voters notice.

Covid 19 so failed Democrats that they unleashed Antifa to turn cities aflame in the summertime.

How is that working for them? Seattle's Karen mayor, Jenny Durkan, stuck her tongue out at the president and turned six blocks of her city over to these thugs. Three weeks later, she had police shut it down after the thugs went to Her House. How dare they? She wants to talk to their manager.

Democrats thought President Trump would send the riot police to shut them down. He did when the thugs took over the park across from the White House and torched a church. The press made it look awful. President Trump adapted to the situation. He took a step back. Democrats went crazy and tore up city after city after city. Their thugs acted like the criminals they are and eventually got arrested.

The Washington Post today complained, "Trump’s Twitter feed reads like a local crime blotter as he stokes a culture war."

Hahaha.

No, dearie, he is just shining the light on these hooligans because otherwise, democracy dies in the darkness of a mob of Democrats.

And as Democrats whine about the tweets, I laugh at conservatives who wet themselves over his tweets because those tweets were very educational.

Democrats now realize that they went way too far. My goodness, they tried to tear down the Lincoln emancipation statue which was purchased by grateful freed slaves.

Douglas Brinkley, whom Democrats bill as a presidential historian, told the Post, "His argument is Main Street values against a crazy wave of anarchy. A lot will depend on how inflamed the monument issue gets. Trump has a vested issue in this. He’s actually cheering the anarchists on, daring them to take more down."

Ann Althouse, a sage and a retired law professor, wrote, "This dynamic of Trump taking advantage of the iconoclasm and the iconoclasts ramping up their destruction might hurt the moderate Democrats who are trying to win the 2020 elections. It's not a good issue for them, and hanging back and waiting for it to die down and go away on its own isn't working."

Americans know our history is not perfect. We also know Lincoln freed the slaves. And we suspect if Democrats get away with this, Martin Luther King is next.

We also know if we want to make America great again, there is only one way to vote.

Readers know how optimistic I am. The increase in number of jobs even blew me away. President Trump gets full credit. He did not panic. He knew what to do and did it.

The last 24 hours have returned the election to normal. Democrats are doomed.

The sky is the limit, America. For the first time since Coolidge, we will have a second-term Republican president who controls the House and the Senate.

President Trump will eye the people most responsible for our woes in 2020 and rally the world against Red China.

But we have a long way to go and Democrats have some more bullshit to try. It won't work, but Acme keeps peddling its shoddy merchandise, and Democrats keep buying.

Road Runner must own Acme. That is the only explanation.

Keep the faith, dear readers. As someone brighter than you or I said, "America Will Never Be A Socialist Country," and "We Were Born Free And We Will Stay Free."

39 comments:

  1. Don,

    I love to hear this, I am praying constantly that you are correct.

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    1. Spammers must be sentenced to 20-years at HARD-LABOR.

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    2. The democrats are the ones who started the pandemic to overthrow Trump so they can get their money and power back. Leaked documents reveal the main players in this
      They want to do this to patriots .,.Look at this video ASAP!!!'

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  2. I do confess that a number of his tweets had me nearly pee myself. Never. Laughed. That. Hard.
    Yes, I trust my President, so I don't pay a lot of mind to his tweets, but the storm he creates is another matter, watching the donks loose their minds again and again can have your ribs hurting for days at a time.

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    1. I still look forward someday to "The Annotated Tweets of PDJT". I'm starting to think it will have to be a multi-volume set.

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    2. “Not good!” HAHAHAHA!!!

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  3. The Man Trump is fearless. We have much to be thankful for.
    Oh we will have a BLM protest this week. College not being in leave it to the old leftie hippie-o's that are still around and can get the '68 VW started.. Last week they had a run -in with the Farmer's market People especially the little Vietnamese woman who sells fresh veggies.
    See, she was a boat person-hates commies...
    they aren't winning.

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    1. Some of us old freaks came over to the right. My lib kids wanted to know how and when I became a conservative. I told them sometime in the '80's and no particular event just gradual process of maturation.

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    2. I matured during the 80s-90s. My mother asked me later what caused me to became a conservative. I stole a line from somewhere and said, "20 years of relentless exposure to reality."

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    3. “Jesus changed my heart, and Reagan changed my mind.”

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  4. "President Trump gets full credit. He did not panic. He knew what to do and did it."

    Yep. He followed federalism, as set up by the founders. Let the locals handle it, then the states. If they can't, the the feds can assist. All the now-exposed-as-fake conservative pundits told us that was how it was supposed to work. Then, when a crisis came, it was always "what is the federal government going to do?". They were always just talkers, but not doers. And Trump is showing them how to do it, but they don't like it, so they became never Trumpers, which is just another way of saying dumbocrats.

    Good luck with that you idiots. Once you are run out of your own publications, or the publications run out of leftist money, you idiots will have no where to go. Ha ha ha! You idiots deserve what is coming.

    I agree with Don's comment about Trump and Coolidge. Trump is following Coolidge's excellent example, that our so-called experts (both left and right) have abandoned long ago for the incorrect application of Keynesian economics.

    FLOlson

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    1. Glad someone recognizes there is a correct application of Keynesian economics, like when trillions of dollars have been destroyed. Does anybody realize that the President IS proactive when it comes to riots, only intervening under the radar.

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  5. Conceptually: Trump is one of the most consequential presidents since WW2 (e.g., Economic Security is National Security).

    Practically: Trump gets the "big things" right (e.g., economy, security, freedom).

    Most of the complaining about Trump - from folks who are not 100% partisan - reminds me of the old joke about the French economist who was debating the merits of Communism versus Capitalism.

    • He was supporting Communism.
    • Time and time again he would have to concede a point in favor of Capitalism.
    • Finally, in great exasperation he stated: Yes, Capitalism works fine in practice, but in theory it is a disaster.

    I'll take Trump' practice/ Results over their theory/ Caricature every time.

    I also feel very good about Trump' chances for re-election - and do not want anyone else.

    • if he is re-elected, my biggest concern would be who would/ could follow him.
    • Also, I am not so cocky to think he could not lose - so will keep up my efforts to see that he does not.

    Keep up the good work DS.

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    1. Savor each day. We’ll never come close to him again, ever.

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  6. I hope your are right, things feel very different here in the People’s Republic of California, where Gov Gruesome is locking down again. This will be a drag on the national economy.

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    1. Gov Nuisance locks down everything except protestors so he can keep the the cases of COVID high. That gives him more “control”. Don’t get me wrong the protesters have a right to have their say but they should be held to the same standards as the rest of us. DO IT ON LINE.

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  7. We are in good hands. As the swamp drains more in term two, imagine the greatness.

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  8. Columns such as this make me regret I only heard about Don Surber on relatively recently. WIT CONQUERS ALL!

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    1. S/BE, "only relatively..." Wit cannot spell. Or exercize judgment; get rid of the first "only."

      GEEESCH! Whadda mess! But not as bad as the world-famous Ben Yagoda, America's answer to Bulwer Lytton (England, Inkland. Take your pick).

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    2. No, not the KGB Yagoda. He be someone else.

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  9. I agree, Don. She looks way better than Donald Trump or Paul Newman.

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  10. Once upon a time I had a naughty Siberian husky. He ripped up and chewed all my reticulation, as well as other vandalism. I put a plastic bucket of largish pebbles in the garden. Every day he would shake them all out, and I would pick them all up again and place them in the bucket. Occasionally had to replace the bucket.
    Moral of the story: while he was doing that he wasn't damaging anything else.
    The statues are President Trump's bucket of pebbles.

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    1. Trump learned from fellow New Yorker Giuliani. The statues are "broken windows" writ large. Crack down on vandalism and see how head banging gets deterred.
      NB

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  11. The photo of the McCloskeys defending themselves, with the wife looking terrified, should be shown over and over again to people of cuban descent who have relatives that escaped the island when Castro invaded. The Vietnamese boat people remember things too. It will be an epic photo in years to come. I hope someone is smart enough to write a novel about it and then make the movie version. Name it BARBARIANS AT THE GATE.

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    1. It's an old story. Romans used to tell naughty children "Hannibal ad portas!"

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    2. A great phrase. Right now, we have Trotsky ad portas.

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  12. If America falls to the radical Left (I know that term is redundant) it will be the fault of the turncoat Republicans who act like Vichy French instead of backing their constituents. Sadly, there is no shortage of collaborators in the ranks of the GOP.

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    1. No, it will be the fault of the majority of voters this November, if they turn out to vote for the radical Left, or those voters who stayed home and didn't vote Republican. Better collaborators than actual Gestapo.

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  13. "Vichy Republicans" - Great label! - Gary B

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  14. The so called battle hymn is nothing more than propaganda.

    I do agree with you on the outcome of this year's election.

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  15. One quibble: "Every American taxpayer got a check for $1,200."

    Uh, no. There was a income gradient, the more you made, the less you got until above $190K, squat. But I'm guessing I'd rather have an income that disqualifies me than one that gets me the whole burrito.

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  16. This country has been blessed by God. There is simply no way to understand DJT's election as anything but God looking with favor upon US, and providing precisely the leader that we need at this time.

    May God continue to bless the US and its President, who will be remembered as the most consequential to hold the office since Ronaldus Magnus and who, in my humble opinion, far outshines the overrated Jew hating FDR.

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  17. But no one get cocky or comfortable! We all have to get out to vote, and get our friends and family members who support Trump to vote. This is an important election. Don’t assume a win. But make it happen!

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