Earlier today Donald Trump had a meeting at Trump Tower with some of the top talking heads in the mainstream media. It was an off-the-record conference with about forty perps in attendance. In other words, there were plenty of leakers to let out the news that was supposed to be kept confidential. Given the chance, those perps in the MSM leak like sieves. No doubt Mr. Trump was depending on their lack of integrity. Good call.
The New York Post called it a “[redacted] firing squad” with Trump in charge of the microphone and the artillery. He probably let off the steam built up over the last year or more, a long march in which he endured their mockery, lies, and dissimulations.
But here’s another metaphor, a paraphrase from Clint Eastwood: those cynical, manipulative, overpaid and unlearned shell-game hucksters were forced to look on while Donald Trump ate their lunch, right down to the parsley garnish.
Of course, The New York Times, being royalty and all, is having its own private meeting with Mr. Trump tomorrow. I doubt he will be any kinder to NYT’s publisher than he was to the Clinton News Network and the rest of that gaggle.
Here’s his message to the American people, sans any media spin on his words:
What’s not to love? My only reservation is about the reality of being able to bring steel manufacturing back to American soil. I look forward to seeing how he plans to do it. I hope the nay-sayers who claim it’s too late to do it now are proved wrong. But the rest of it all sounds like music from the heavenly spheres.
Readers, line ’em up and choose your favorite promise. The first of mine is how he plans to reduce regulations. And if he was taking aim at the H-1B visa scam in his remarks, good on ’im. That particular thorn in our collective backside, the one which has deprived educated citizens of gainful employment, may be about to bite the dust. If that does transpire, then Trump has a special place reserved in the American pantheon.
Those proposals particularly aimed at draining the swamp are an excellent start. I wonder if he will accomplish them with his pen or do it more slowly and permanently via proposals presented to Congress. If they don’t vote for integrity… well, be sure to see which way your senators and your congressional representative vote on the swamp-draining. Either they are for the American people, or they’re in cahoots with the vested interests that keep them in power.
For a loss almost as stunning as Trump’s victory, see Eric Cantor’s fall from power in the 2014 elections. He was probably the most powerful man in Congress at the time, but due to his terminal hubris, Cantor lost to a nobody, a lowly economics professor. The very idea remained inconceivable to the Bubble People even after it was an accomplished fact.
Looking back, one could term Cantor’s so-called “stunning” defeat an adumbration of things to come in the following year, when Donald Trump began exploring the possibility of entering the race for president in 2016.
If you access the story of Cantor’s travail as seen through the eyes of the blind New York Times you’ll notice a related story on the sidebar entitled, “Why Did Cantor Lose? Not Easy to Explain”. Now there is a pluperfect example of those who have eyes and will not see. His defeat is/was a simple calculus: Cantor lost because he ignored what concerned his constituents — e.g., immigration — and treated his opponent with contempt. Only someone in The Bubble would have trouble parsing the reasons for Cantor’s ignominious defeat. It was a loss that induced such bitterness that he stomped out of Congress before his term was up, taking a big-time lobbying job making millions. Cantor’s trajectory represents everything Americans have come to loathe about Washington’s “power politics”.
Paul Ryan, on the other hand, has done a volte-face — several of them — as the reality of Trump’s victory sank in. Ryan retained his powerful position in Congress; he was re-elected by his constituents. They didn’t seem to mind the huge security wall Ryan had built around his own home even as he refused to countenance something similar for our southern border. But Paul Ryan is a fast learner. No doubt he’ll keep up with President Trump, maybe even work with him. (Interestingly, Ryan was one of the very few Obama seemed to like…)
Don’t you wonder if YouTube will eventually cancel Donald Trump’s channel? They’ve done it repeatedly to the Joe Small Beers whose political positions they didn’t like. But Donald Trump is not small beer, is he?
Okay, okay. I’ll try to stop gloating. But it’s so hard… surely as difficult as it is for the MSM to stop crying.
Hat tip: Nash Montana.