Thursday, July 20, 2017

100 days

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Tip 1: Never let Pence take your picture.

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer gave President Trump some important tips to kick start his agenda that has now been “immobilized,” by his alleged scandal.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson characterized President Trump’s agenda as “immobilized” by the rise of scandals and obstacles surrounding him. Carlson asked conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer how the president could right the wrongs.

Krauthammer explained the five things that the president can do.

“Well I think you take your playbook from Bill Clinton,” he explained. “He’s caught up in the Lewinsky scandal. And in his case he knows he’s lying from the very beginning. Keeps on lying, but he was able to keep a straight face. Tried to keep his nose to the business he wanted to carry out. The famous statement, ‘I did not have sexual relations’ end with ‘and now I gotta go back to work.’ So he just pretended as if this thing was on the side, it was a distraction, he went back to work.”

“So what Trump needs to do is spend less effort and time and emotional energy on this,” he added. “Starting with, you make an unimpeachable FBI director appointment. Right now he needs to calm the craziness. I think he actually was helped by the appointment of this special counsel. Even though in the long run it means the White House loses control of this.”

“In the short run,” he explained, “people say, ‘well look there’s an investigation, let’s talk about health care, and let’s talk about tax reform. That’ll take care – it’s a way to deflect. If you make a good appointment for the FBI – by ‘good’ I mean politically astute. Which means somebody unimpeachable. On Special Report I said, what you need is an Elliot Ness.”

Krauthammer continued on to his third point, which was “stop tweeting.”

“Now that’s never gonna happen. Because I think he’s hard-wired like neurologically attached to his tweeting machine. But it would help because when you tweet you say what you really believe and that’s not always, that’s not usually the smartest thing in politics. You know, I tell the truth because it’s easier to memorize, but I’m not the president or a politician.”

“Number four, go on the foreign trip,” he added, “and thereby, number four, change the narrative. He’s got a real opportunity. It’s going to be a big deal what happens in Saudi Arabia. There’s gonna be 50 Sunni Arab countries there. There’s gonna be an announcement to the world of the total reversal of the Obama-Iran appeasement policy, where we chose a radical Shiite jihadist regime. We chose their favor over the Sunni Arabs who want to support us, and over Israel, which will be stop number two. That’ll be a big deal, it’ll allow him to announce and really exemplify a huge change in foreign policy.”

“The last thing,” he concluded, “is daily sessions with Dr. Krauthammer. I’m still licensed, board certified, and he’s the only one who can afford my rates.” After finishing his jokes, he explained, “He doesn’t easily compartmentalize. He doesn’t have that kinda of, almost psychopathic ability to make distinctions as Clinton did. I think he gets sort of into everything and it takes him over. So I don’t think he can, but that’s why he needs to see me, probably for an hour a day for several years.”

The past few weeks have been tough on the Trump administration with the constant supply of fresh leaks and criticisms from all fours.

Tucker asked if Krauthammer believes Trump could actually follow the tips. “He doesn’t easily compartmentalize. He doesn’t have that almost kind of psychopathic ability to make distinctions, as Clinton did. I think he gets sort of into everything, and it takes him over,” Krauthammer said. “So, I don’t think he can. But that’s why he needs to see me, probably for an hour a day for several years.”

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Come on over Ann! We have cookies . . . craaazy cookies!

The liberal TV host of TBS’ “Full Frontal,” Samantha Bee, discussed Ann Coulter’s recent blog posts about President Donald Trump’s apparent failures to “win,” and also metaphorically patted Coulter’s back for her decision to change her attitude towards the president.

Talking to reporters at the Turner Upfront presentation on Wednesday, Bee said, regarding Coulter’s recent series of articles and interviews eviscerating President Trump, “She’s been wrong about a lot of things, I think it’s nice to have a little self-awareness every once in a while.”

“Good for her!” Bee added.

One of Trump’s biggest and most vocal supporters during the 2016 presidential election, Coulter has been changing her tune regarding the president and his actions.

In a blog earlier this month, Coulter claimed the president was “comically improbable” and condemned his inability to “win.”

Slamming him for over-promising and under-delivering, Coulter humiliated the president for seemingly backing off of several campaign promises, most notably the US-Mexico border wall.

“Not only is there no funding for a wall,” she wrote, “but — thanks to the deft negotiating skills of House Speaker Paul Ryan — the bill actually prohibits money from being spent on a wall.”

“The deal was that we were getting the Hollywood version of a New York businessman,” Coulter wrote. “An uncouth, incurious rube — who would be ruthless in getting whatever he wanted.”

“We want the ruthless businessman we were promised,” Coulter demanded.

During an interview with The Daily Caller on Monday, Coulter took aim at the president again, saying that she was ready to jump ship on Donald Trump.

Talking about President Trump’s first 100 days in office, she said, “I’m not very happy with what has happened so far. I guess we have to try to push him to keep his promises. But this isn’t North Korea, and if he doesn’t keep his promises I’m out. This is why we voted for him. I think everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque, it was the issues.”

“I think all of the Trump true believers are petrified,” Coulter concluded.

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Right on.

50 Days, or 1,200 hours have passed since the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

While in any other circumstance with any other human being it would be completely unfair to review a President’s performance at the 50-day mark, but President Trump is no mere mortal.

The man makes the Tasmanian Devil look “low energy.”

And since the billionaire turned president is a man who puts accomplishment first, it’s fair to throw in a quick and honest evaluation.

To back up a bit, when I initially endorsed Donald Trump during the primary, it was not because I thought he was a conservative, or even a man who understands the value of a small government. He is a man who has little understanding of Liberty. That’s undeniable and displayed in his actions since becoming President.

Being a libertarian, why in the heck would I back a man like Trump?

It was an easy decision for me.

First, there was no libertarian candidate on the ballot (don’t get me started on Gary “Let Them Eat Nazi Cake” Johnson), and even if there were, I still would have likely backed Donald Trump.

And I have a very, very good reason for that.

Trump is a modern day Conan the Barbarian. Instead of muscles and a sword, he wields disdain for the Establishment and can strike hard blows through the power of the White House.

When you diminish the power of the Establishment, you put massive cracks in the foundation of the government largess they have built.

In the simplest terms, whether or not it’s his intent, Trump is going to rattle the walls protecting government so much, that others can rush in and do lasting damage.

Time Magazine wrote in their latest edition, “Trump is a Threat to Democracy.”

They meant to say, “Trump is a Threat to Government.”

Yes . . . he . . . is.

Now, on to that 50-day critique.

The Trump Administration moved quickly to disrupt Washington since Day 1. The hiring freeze, travel ban, restarts on pipelines and a focus on industry were no surprise and all what was promised.

However, what happened behind the scenes was not expected by most people in or out of Washington. The government bureaucrats (not just the politicians) fought back.

We refer to them as the Deep State.

They are the government workers that you and I pay for who are protecting their way of life that comes from the massive size, power and expense of the federal government.

They ignored his hiring freeze, leaked any details at all to the press, and even overtly disobeyed him (specifically the acting Attorney General who was fired).

Worse, they decided to put their disdain for Trump above the law and national security, leaking classified material to the press . . . and we now find out that the material may have been collected illegally.

The Deep State has been engaging in Guerrilla Warfare with the President of United States.

We couldn’t ask for more.

You see, Trump is a man with little patience, a quick temper and a long, vindictive memory.

The secrecy and power embedded within the Deep State will have to be dismantled for Trump to end this conflict . . . and if he wins, we’ll all be a bit more safe from our own government.

So how did Trump do in his first 50 Days? Better than we could have ever expected . . . with one exception.

His vocal support for ObamaCare 2.0 shows that he has likely been co-opted by the Republican Establishment.

There is nothing honest about the Republican plan to “Repeal and Replace” ObamaCare as it doesn’t even carry out the first goal to “repeal” the legislation.

Paul Ryan and other big government Republicans have his ear for now.

That’s where we come in.

Trump needs to hear the truth from his own supporters. They cannot fall into the trap of genuflecting to the promise of the President rather holding to his promises to America.

On the issue of ObamaCare 2.0, the calls to “give him time,” or worse the bleat of the sheeple, “let’s trust him” are long gone on this one.

Obligation goes both ways.

Trump has obligations to the American People that are unbreakable, and we have an obligation to hold politicians accountable for their actions.

Donald Trump needs to be reminded that he’s our President, or he runs the risk of becoming a puppet to the GOP Establishment.

So let’s get to it.

Let us know what you think by voting in our poll.

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Reviewing Trumps impact week to week.

We’re switching around our weekly “Trump’s Twitter Tirade” column to focus on a the impact of President Trump’s administration.

With any other modern-day president, a weekly summary would be short, bland, and include golf scores.

However, Donald J. Trump, is a man of a different caliber altogether . . . even when compared with high-performing men who have served in the nation’s highest office.

So we’re relaunching this column to recap the week’s activity emanating from the White House along with the impact it has had on the nation, and the world.

Saturday: The first day!

Following his swearing in ceremony, signing an executive order lifting the burden of Obamacare, and a late night of inaugural balls, President Trump, who had projected he was taking the weekend off and his first day would be Monday, was back at it.

His first official trip had him in Langley, Virginia for a visit with the CIA.

While Trump spoke highly of the operatives, analysts and workers at the Central Intelligence Agency. The visit was clearly a message for them to get their act together after a false report was created and shared with President Obama, President Elect Trump, and leaked to the media days before his swearing in.

Sunday: Day off?

Nope.

President Trump and his family attended church at the National Cathedral and then instructed the White House Spokesman, Sean Spicer to go on the attack.

According to inside sources, Trump was upset with the “low crowd turnout” narrative that the corporate media was advancing.

Spicer, who was following orders despite being ill-prepared for his first face-to-face with the media from the White House lectern, ended up making what was interpreted as a major gaffe, saying the inauguration was the most watch in history – which he qualified with the inclusion of home and international viewers.

While Spicer was slugging it out with the media, President Trump was on the line with Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Monday: Annnd, we’re off!

While President Ronald Reagan beat him to it and signed a hiring freeze before leaving the Capitol after his swearing in, Trump signed a memorandum instituting a freeze on Monday morning.

The hiring freeze came simultaneously with two other memos. One of those withdrew the nation from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the other stopped the funding of abortions overseas.

Tuesday: Picking up steam.

Trump met with executives from the auto industry in the White House, furthering his mission to keep jobs in America. Before Trump was officially sworn in as President, Ford Motors announced it was keeping a plant in the United States that was previously slotted for a move to Mexico.

Here’s Trump’s tweet from the meeting:

Tuesday also saw the return of the Keystone XL Pipeline (being built by TransCanada) and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Both projects were essentially shut down the by Obama Administration.

In addition to inviting TransCanada to reapply for the pipeline, President Trump also vowed that the massive pipeline would be built with U.S. steel.

Later that evening, Trump clearly had a bit of downtime as he turned his focus to the media and fake news outlet, CNN.

Wednesday: Donald Trump and the Wall

Despite his downplaying of “the wall” in the later months of his campaign, it looks like President Trump is keeping his promise. On Wednesday Trump announced that the construction of the wall along the Mexican border was ordered to begin, yet didn’t disclose how the project would be funded.

In addition to the border wall, Trump visited the Department of Homeland Security and ordered the agency, which includes the Border Patrol, to resume enforcing the laws that are currently on the books.

Trump also announced a “major investigation” into voter fraud after being ridiculed for his comment on winning the popular vote (if you excluded illegal votes).

That afternoon, Trump also held his first interview at the White House with ABC News chosen as the outlet to be given the privilege.

The biggest news from the day did not come out of the White House, but off of Wall Street with the DOW hitting the 20,000 mark for the first time ever.

Thursday: International Spat Begins

After starting off the morning taking a shot at locked-up traitor and transsexual Bradley Manning, President Trump wasted no time dumping all over Mexico’s president for his unwillingness to pay for the wall.

Trump said on Twitter, “If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.”

Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto cancelled the meeting.

In the middle with his first international incident as president, Trump traveled to Philadelphia to speak at the GOP retreat, then closed his day with a interview in the Oval Office with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

Friday: Closing out the Week with a Bang

Trump doubled-down on his voter fraud investigation, thumbing away on Twitter:

And then it was right back to forcing movement from Mexico:

While Trump’s week was arguably the strongest for a president in modern history, it’s likely the Trump administration is just picking up steam.

Trump is known to be an absolute workhorse and the only thing that can slow him is the limitations of his staff and the crippling pace of Congress.

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For those looking to find a job in government this year, sorry, hit the bricks.

Today, President Trump signed an executive order freezing all non-military hiring within the federal government.

The move was not unexpected, as Donald Trump had announced his intent in November of last year.

Past administrations, most notably Ronald Reagan’s administration, froze federal hiring upon taking office.

The federal government employs a bit over 2 million Americans and another 3.7 million people remain on contract with the government.

There are also 1.58 million people employed through federal grants and .49 million employed by the U.S. Postal Service.

As of this writing, the executive order is not yet public and it is unclear if the order includes a freeze in hiring new contractors.

A search conducted on the federal government’s hiring site, USAJobs.gov showed 1797 positions open in Virginia and Washington, D.C. alone with salaries as high as $400,000 per year.

The lowest paying, non-volunteer position available was for a Custodial position that pays up to $9.29 per hour.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as TPP, will move forward without the involvement of the United States as President Donald Trump signed an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from the trade deal.

TPP was the deal brought up frequently by both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders throughout the campaign season.

But what is TPP?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an agreement that covers several topics such as human rights, labor standards, government corruption, the environment, and most importantly intellectual property.

Critics of TPP, say the increased restrictions on intellectual property within the deal benefit only large corporations and stifle innovation and creativity.

The intellectual property clauses within the deal would extend copyrights by another twenty years and tighten the Digital Rights Management programs, taking privacy from end users.

However, the biggest downfall of the TPP is that the largest abuser of intellectual property, human rights and the environment did not agree to the terms.

That’s right, China refused to be part of TPP, making the trade deal meaningless to the world.

Trump also plans to change the 1993 NAFTA agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico.

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