Open Letter to A.G. Jeff Sessions

A.G. Sessions:
I feel compelled to write to you.
It has become clear Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is a serious liability rather than an asset. From “fly-over” country he appears to be a mole, political hack, or just stupid. He was around much too long in the Obama years.
His decision to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel is all one needs to conclude this. Who otherwise would pick Mueller full well knowing the relationship that exists between him and former FBI director James Comey. This is made even more poignant by Comey’s hiring of the cadre of Clinton supporters.
Rosenstein needs to go. Mueller needs to go. You need to UN-recuse yourself, take control, and clean house. Let Congress do whatever “investigating” needs to be done about any all alleged Russian collusion. Don’t let Mueller go off on any fishing expedition to find something to smear President Trump, et al..
Then the Justice Department needs to pursue the crimes of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and more. There appear to be real crimes there.
The President and the Republicans need to get on with the real agenda, not be side tracked with witch hunts. If they don’t, there will be serious adverse consequences for the USA in the long run. You cannot let that happen. You have the power to act.

The Dark Side

Do you remember Star Wars? It had the “Dark Side”. One does not need to look to Star Wars now to find the Dark Side. Those representing it are like Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Barack Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Michael Moore, and George Soros. And we have propagandists from the Dark Side like the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC. We must not forget the “never Trumpers”, RINOs, and commentators like Charles Krauthammer, Bob Beckel, Geraldo Rivera, and Juan Williams on Fox News. All have turned from being the loyal opposition to being loyal seditionists.
The people of the United States of America elected Donald J. Trump to be the President of the United States. They elected Republicans for the House of Representatives and captured Senatorial seats to give the Republicans a majority in both Houses of Congress. The Democrats were sent packing from elected positions all over the country. A major reason was that Donald J Trump lead the ticket at the polls. The people were sick of the status quo and the swamp of Washington, DC.
Our President faces fierce, vitriolic opposition from the “national” media, the Democrats, the globalists, and too many so-called Republicans. The opposition has not been constructive as historically expected from the party out of power. It has been destructive. It is designed to take down this Presidency and the country with it. Additionally, Republicans in Congress have been so weak-kneed that little major legislation has been effectively addressed. It is looking more and more like health care and tax reform will be delayed and delayed. Limbaugh said it right when he said Congressional Republicans have “b—s so small, they don’t need a jock-strap when out for a run!”.
Where the hell are they? Republicans should be circling the wagons around President Donald Trump. They should be defending him from Dark Side seditionists. They should be boldly moving ahead on the national agenda to bring back jobs, secure the border, build the wall, do tax reform, and deal with the crisis in health care. Instead they and the Dark Side have become enmeshed in bogus stories about Russians and alleged hacked elections. Bull!
The firing of James Comey created a storm when it was the best thing that could have happened to the FBI. Comey was either incompetent or shot with his own importance. He totally botched the investigations of all of the alleged criminal activity of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, Fast ‘n Furious, Lynch and Clinton on the tarmac, Benghazi, the Clinton-Russian uranium deal, the IRS and Lois Learner, and on and on. These were way beyond anything rational. Trump did not fire Comey from day one (probably should have) because the Trump administration simply did not have enough loyalists in place in the administration.
Even now we hear that of the approximate 1200 political appointee positions that need filling, only 500 or so have gotten through Senate approval. And who the hell is running the Senate: Chuck Schumer or Mitch McConnell. It sure looks like Schumer, the Democrat. No excuse for spineless Republicans.
It goes on. The Republicans must get their act together or they will lose the patience of the people who voted them into office. The country will suffer more than it has already. The Dark Side will win.

Failing ACA

We hear the whaling and gnashing of teeth over what the Republicans are doing about health care insurance. The Democrats, liberal pundits, and liberal media are having a field day. What you do not hear is that Obamacare, Affordable Care Act (ACA) , was on a death spiral from the moment it was passed only by Congressional Democrats some seven years ago. We were told by the then Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Polosi, the bill had to pass before we could “see what was in it!”. What soon became crystal clear was the ACA was on a suicide mission.
From the very beginning, funding for the ACA was “funny money”. The insurance companies were assured not to lose money by the infusion of federal dollars through the back door. Premiums in the front door were not enough. Never were.
The solution: steal money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two largest mortgage backers in the United States. Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association) and Freddie Mac (the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) had ongoing profits after recovery from the housing crisis around 2006-2008. The federal government had bailed Fannie and Freddie out from collapse with temporary loans of $187.5B in 2008 in the form of senior preferred stock with a 10% dividend designed to repay the US Treasury over a long period of time using that dividend. The “loans” to Fannie and Freddie had nothing to do with funding the ACA.
Both Fannie and Freddie are “Government Sponsored Entities” BUT are private corporations, not government corporations. Stock and bonds issued by both are sold into the private financial markets. Investors purchase these for private portfolios. Stock and bond values depend upon profits. The US Treasury became a temporary prop up much as was done in earlier years for the automobile industry.
But something happened in 2012. The Obama administration concocted a way to confiscate all profits from Fannie and Freddie indefinitely. The plan was to divert billions of dollars to pay essential Obamacare insurance subsidies that Congress had refused to permanently fund. The ACA has two pertinent sections: Sections 1401 and 1402. Section 1401 provided tax credits to make insurance premiums more affordable. This section was as added to a preexisting list of permanently-appropriated tax credits and refunds. Section 1402 reduced deductibles, co-pays, and other means of “cost sharing” by insurers. This section was not permanently appropriated and was to be funded annually by Congress. Remember, Congress is the only government entity that can authorize appropriations and that through the House of Representatives. They never funded Section 1402 (known as the “unfunded mandate”). Congress refused.
President Obama, through the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Health and Human Services, funded the ACA anyway by confiscating profits from Freddie and FNMA who earlier had been placed into a conservatorship in 2008 under the Federal Housing Finance Agency. This allowed taxpayer support for the bail out of Fannie and Freddie.
The problem: what Obama had initiated was un-Constitutional. Obama confiscated Fannie and Freddie profits without Constitutional authority. This was the finding of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Civil Action No 14-1967 (RMC). Without the hidden Fannie and Freddie profits in the back door, the ACA would collapse. Obama tried to skirt the Constitution.
He was caught.

Crass Colbert

President Harry S. Truman said, “When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn’t for you. It’s for the Presidency.” CBS and Stephen Colbert have forgotten. What makes Colbert’s egregious and vulgar remarks directed toward our President even more revolting is that we are told his remarks were sanctioned by CBS management. In short, CBS unleashed its despicable henchman to do a hatch job on the office of the Presidency and Donald Trump, the holder of that office. They wanted to punish and threaten the President. In doing so, they went way beyond being purveyors of only fake news.
Many conservative television show hosts have defended Colbert’s right of free speech to say what he wants however disrespectful or even seditious his words may be. I would agree if Colbert was standing on a soapbox in some city park somewhere. I do not agree when he has the power of air time on a national television network, particularly when that network and Colbert say their words and actions were in retaliation for an abruptly terminated interview with President Trump when the CBS reporter, a friend of Colbert’s, became insulting and badgering. The President had had enough.
The Federal Communications Commission has authority over the airwaves in case you did not realize this. The FCC dictates all sorts of prohibitions and requirements over broadcasters in radio and television. There are certain words and images that are banned. They won’t, but the FCC should come down hard on CBS and Colbert. The line was more than crossed. Colbert should be removed and sent packing. He is not funny. He is disgusting.
Think what the case would have been if Colbert or someone like him would have concocted similar remarks about Barack Hussein Obama in his first couple of months in office as President; or even in his last months. The country would have been aflame. The streets would have been flooded with angry protesters. Colbert would have kept his job about 5 seconds.
But, I guess this only happens now when a politically conservative voice is scheduled to be heard. That is when the protesters/anarchist come out swinging to set fires, break windows, turn over cars, and hurt people. Colbert fits right in with this crowd. He cowardly fans the flames in the guise of comedy. His words over a national network are no less violent than those of protesters in the streets.
Shame on Colbert. Shame on CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN and all who continue the barrage of slander against our President Donald Trump and the office of the Presidency. Donald Trump won the hearts and minds of the people in this country who really matter; the good hearted, kind, and honest folks who want the best for the United States of America and all of its citizens. He won the election for the Presidency.
Stephen Colbert and his ilk at CBS need to pack it up and move on. And those viewers who thought Colbert funny need to check their own values and thinking. It is time to change channels, permanently. Colbert says he has few, if any, regrets. If his attitude and behavior is accepted; the mantle of the Presidency, regardless of who may occupy the highest office in the United States of America, will be irreparably harmed. We all need to listen to President Harry S. Truman.

No Truth Told

The citizens of this country have been lied to or misled by Presidents and Congress for at least the past 24 years. These years include the presidencies of William Jefferson Clinton, George Walker Bush, and Barack Hussein Obama. It includes times when Democrats had total control of Congress and when Republicans did. It includes times when Congressional control was split between political parties. All are to blame. All lied or mislead to one degree or another.
The USA is in a mess. Now we have an “outsider” President who is trying to deal with the mess left from 24 years of lousy and many times completely incompetent or self serving governing. Too many in the “swamp” of Washington, DC, have been there to feather their own nests and those of their corporate or donor friends. We have a country that is nearly 20 trillion dollars in debt and growing by millions every minute. We have a country inundated with over 11 million illegal aliens with over 90 million of our own citizens out of the work force because they can not find jobs. We have millions that are underemployed.
We have a military expected to protect us from foreign threats using equipment and planes from as old as the 1960’s. At Grissom Air Force Base there is a shop where parts for air force tankers are hand fabricated because conventional repair parts are no longer available. We have 3 out of 58 brigades of warriors in combat readiness at a time when worldly threats abound. We have air planes that will not fly until parts are scavenged from air “grave yards” and museums.
Wages for the middle class have been stagnant for nearly two decades for those that can even find work. The “Elite” have taken care of themselves. Company workers at all levels that are older, experienced, and experts at what they do have been forced out, laid off or dumped in favor of younger, lower wage/salaried workers; many from such as the H1-B Visa immigrant crowd; not even US citizens.
We have lost 60,000 or more factories to foreign countries.
We have a health care system that is failing and will implode in the near future if not fixed or replaced.
We have been telling everyone they need to be college educated, then saddle graduates with unmanageable debt for those who can even find jobs in chosen fields.
We allow illegal aliens to drive on our highways; most without insurance. Some states like California grant drivers licenses. We allow illegal aliens to utilize tax supported social services such as food stamps and Medicaid and subsidized housing. We allow illegal aliens to drain food bank resources when we have US citizens who are hungry every day. We allow illegal aliens to hold jobs at low wages and take jobs away from citizens. We even allow illegal aliens to vote in some states. And, we flood the skilled job market with H1-B visa immigrants and require job displaced US citizens train their immigrant replacements whether those immigrants are to be residents or return to foreign countries taking the jobs with them. We ship jobs overseas to such as India, Pakistan, South Korea, and even China to find “cheaper” labor. For the same reasons, we build factories and ship jobs to Mexico.
We have been the ultimate suckers that build foreign nations at our own expense. It has been like a blood letting. Guess what; the patient is dying. The USA is on an unsustainable path. We have been the most giving, most welcoming, and generous people on the planet. We have allowed politicians and the main stream media to turn these virtues into self destruction. And anyone who dares to speak out that we are headed in the wrong, self destructive direction is labeled xenophobic, deplorable, racist, or worse.
What in the hell is wrong with us. The only way out of the MESS is for Americans to roll up our sleeves, come together, and get to work to create solutions that promote and protect OUR country, the United States of America. We must drop “Democrat” and “Republican” and “Liberal” and “Conservative”. We are all in the same boat. If we do not row together, we will sink together.
Nobody has told us the truth.

The Sedition House

Place: The Sedition House. Primary Occupants: the threesome of ex-President Barack Hussein Obama, ex-First Lady Michelle Obama, and Valerie Jarrett. Goal: the take down of President Donald J. Trump and his administration. Means: wire-tapping, harassment, intimidation, disruption, agitation, placement of moles in intelligence agencies and Justice Department and other departments, innuendo, delay, lies, and paid “protesters”.
Ex-President Barack Hussein Obama has allies. They include Senate Minority Leader Chuckie Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi along with such as Representatives Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, John Lewis, Andre Carson, Sheila Jackson Lee,  and Senators “Pocahontas” Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken, Debbie Stabenow, and Cory Booker.
Webster Dictionary defines SEDITION as “incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority”. Sound familiar? Ex-President Barrack Hussein Obama, we now know, salted upper level/difficult to fire positions in many federal agencies with his loyalists only days before his term as President ended. Is there any wonder there is a continuous leaking sieve of sensitive and sometimes classified information to the left-wing media and never-Trumpers.
We know, too, that ex-President Barrack Obama from his Sedition House is directing the training of paid “protestors” numbering in the tens of thousands. These agitators/protestors are charged with disrupting any event that is in support of our United States of America President, Donald Trump. Recent events in Berkeley, California, are blatant evidence. People were hurt.
And what about the Congress? From the outside, it appears Minority Leader Senator Chuckie Schumer has more power in the Senate than does the Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell. Schumer and his ilk have successfully delayed beyond delay the approval of not only President Trump Cabinet Secretaries, but dozens of those under the Secretaries that must have Senate approval. McConnell appears to be either impotent or incompetent. He is letting the Democrats get away with about everything but murder. Harry Reid, as despicable as he was, ran the Senate with an iron hand. McConnell is some puff ball.
Over in the House of Representatives we have Majority Leader Paul Ryan. Need we say more. The Republican House of Representatives has had a decade to get ready to lead. They have clearly sat on their hands or just run their mouths in criticism of the ex-President Barrack Hussein Obama administration and not done much of a damn thing else. Why were they not ready to lead? Maybe they and their Democrat buddies were just there to pad their own pockets and be a part of the swamp. There sure is no convincing evidence otherwise.
President Donald Trump has a huge fight on his hands. The government and future of the United States of America is at stake. He is being asked to conduct this fight with one hand tied behind his back. It is time for Republican leaders in the Congress to get off their butts, get the confirmations of all needed done, and get on with passing the legislation required to get the country moving again….. And do what is required to isolate the Sedition House. Those of us in “fly-over” country are getting impatient.

Democrats Put USA in Danger

Democrats and their allies are putting the United States of America in serious danger. Their tactics of delay, demagoguery, and disruption of the function of the Executive Branch of our federal government put the American people on the front line as targets for harm and maybe even death. No one knows what the delay in closing immigration and travel from seven of the world’s worst hotbeds of Islamic radical terrorism to this country has done. One can only imagine the clerics of ISIS who preach jihad have smiles from ear to ear about how stupid Democrats are. As of now, the immigration flood gates are open. It is the height of naivete to believe that will not be fully exploited. Maybe it will take another domestic catastrophe to fully awaken the public and put a stop to the insanity. Homeland Security Secretary Kelly said we will not know anything is wrong until it “just goes BOOM”.
The law is crystal clear. The President of the United States has the power to stop immigration from anywhere and for any reason. The law is as follows: “Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, [the president] may by proclamation and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate,” reads the relevant statute.
Yet we have a Washington state federal court judge who has decided he knows best. He has blocked the President’s executive order to stop immigration temporarily from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Surely the President knows more about the risks of doing nothing over that of a single Federal judge, Judge James Robart.
Then we have the District Court of Appeals in California. That court has had more reversals than any in the country when decisions have been pushed up to the Supreme Court. And all of this plays out on the west coast of the country in states that voted for Hillary Clinton for President and have such as Congressional representation as  Representative Maxine Waters (D) who thinks Russia is about to invade Korea and Representative Nancy Polosi (D) who thinks President Bush still holds office. Senile?
The antics of Democrats in the US Senate are not just political theater. They are acts of delay and subterfuge bordering on treasonous. The United States of America needs a full Presidential cabinet to properly function. Donald J. Trump as the Republican nominee won the office of the Presidency. The majority of both houses of Congress are held by Republicans as are the majority of governorships and legislative bodies of the 50 states. The voters have chosen. It is past time for Democrats to cease the delays… delays…. DELAYS. The acts of even not showing up for hearings or votes tell the tale of a Party that deserves to be ostracized and shunned. This goes for paid “protesters” and perpetrators of fake news: many of the main stream media.
There was a recent meeting of Democrat large donors and supporters in Florida sponsored by David Brock, the founder of Media Matters. They are determined to undermine the Trump administration with everything they have. This includes an army of paid agitators, legislative tactics, lawsuits to tie up courts, even impeachment of President Trump, and on and on. The people cannot let this happen. We must fight back by exposing all of this to the light of day. This exposure includes actions of many in the mass media who have become propagandists rather than journalists. The goal is to hurt President Trump in any way possible. It makes no difference if the American people are put in danger. The Democrat Party and its allies are willing to gamble with your life. The president is not.
In Indiana, we have one Democrat US Senator, Joe Donnelly, and one Republican, Todd Young . In the House of Representatives, Indiana has 9 representatives of which only 2 are Democrats, Andre Carson and Peter Visclosky. The Senate is the hold up in getting the administration staffed with a full Presidential cabinet. Donnelly voted against Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, against Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General and against Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.
Carson and Visclosky are not vulnerable, but Senator Joe Donnelly is. His Senatorial seat is up for election in November 2018. The State of Indiana voters went heavily for President Donald Trump, elected Senator Todd Young (R) over former Senator Evan Bayh (D) who the voters saw through completely, and elected 7 Republican Representatives verses 2 Democrats. The two Democrats represent a part of inner city Indianapolis and the district closest to Chicago in Northwest Indiana. No surprise.
It is time for Indiana’s one Democrat senator to remove himself completely from the “Hate Trump Train” and get on the “American Train”. It is time for Democrats to accept the results of an election and stop the objections and Kabuki theater. The president and the country deserve a full, functional cabinet.  Donnelly needs to show up and vote “yes” for cabinet nominees. If he does not, the voters should remember come 2018.
In the meanwhile….we pray for the best.

Trump EPA Nominee

[Open letter to Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young]
Senator Joe Donnelly &
Senator Todd Young
I believe President-Elect Donald Trump has made many good choices for nominees for the Cabinet to come. However, I find I have at this point some concern over the choice of Mr. Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA appears to have become bloated and overreaching over the decades and probably needs to be trimmed back to conform to its role as defined by law. However, we must have clean air, clean water, and healthy soil; so, the EPA must be strong and independent as it carries out its responsibilities. Without a healthy and clean environment, nothing else will really matter in the long run.
So, it is my hope that you will carefully examine Scott Pruitt to see if he really is the best choice to lead the EPA into the future.
I hold the health of the environment in a special place. I believe concern and care for the environment should not and must not be political. Decisions need to be grounded in science and fact, not political nonsense and ignorance. We have a long way to go in this regard.
Thank you for your consideration.
 

The Propagandists

The reporting the night of election returns was abdominal. A review of major national electronic media of that night confirms there was a constant and continuous stream of insults, lies, and character assassination comments directed toward Donald Trump. There were virtually none directed toward Hillary Clinton. The media were blatantly in bed with the Democrat Party and Hillary Clinton. They were aghast at the possibility that Donald Trump would actually win the election. Their only explanation was that the ignorant, non-college educated, largely white men were on the Trump train; the deplorables who probably should not be allowed to vote at all because they could not even read. But they did vote and so did women, Hispanics, African Americans, and folks from all ethnicity, religions, and backgrounds who knew the country was on the wrong track.
Even late in the evening when it was crystal clear that Donald J. Trump had won the election and was to be the President-Elect, the major networks would not call the results.They preached continual Clinton hope. Through out the night, so-called journalists hunted county by county in battle ground states for possible Clinton votes when Trump was leading. In the final four states that would determine who would win the needed electoral votes, even if the uncounted number of votes were not enough for Clinton to win, the victory by Donald Trump was not called. It was nearly 3:00AM Wednesday before final calls were reluctantly announced. Fox News finally called the election as or just before Donald Trump spoke to his victory gathering. ABC actually announced they would not make a call at all due to the Clinton camp wanting any announcement to be held until all votes were counted. NBC remarked, “do you think he will speak before Clinton has conceded?” Clearly, Clinton and the Democrats wanted the announcement of results to be delayed until the following day for one reason: to take the wind out of the sails of Donald J. Trump and his supporters.
The political propagandists are not exclusive to the main stream electronic media. You have to throw in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among others. Where are they located: the east coast where the “Establishment” types and the Elite live.
Then came Jill Stein and her recount efforts. Hillary Clinton joined in. Who do you believe was behind Stein? She had not a remote chance of securing a win in any state, yet raised over $9 million to challenge the counts in several states including Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. She had raised only $3.5 million for her own campaign. Her challenges with Clinton chiming in were more than sour grapes. They were intended to disrupt the election process and ultimately the Electoral College vote.  Stein should be required to make public the source of the funds she claims to have raised. That is the only way for all to know who was behind this disruption effort.
After that came the threats and intimidation attempts directed toward the electors of the Electoral College; even death threats. This was direct violation of federal statute. The Department of Justice should have reacted immediately with direction to the FBI to find and arrest any responsible. Unlike the alleged Russian “hacking”, these were serious and direct threats to the functioning of our Republic. What was done: absolutely nothing. The Obama administration went virtually silent or continued to condemn the Russians.
We are lucky to have made it through this far in this election cycle. Yet, we are in dangerous territory between now and the day Donald J. Trump puts his hand on a Bible and takes the oath of office for the Presidency of the United States of America. President Barrack Hussein Obama is going about a cowardly and highly disruptive end to his term with recent actions in the United Nations against Israel, more regulations on the coal industry and off shore oil exploration, open door to both legal and illegal immigration, and who knows what more in his waning days. He has time to wreak more damage between now and January 20, 2017, when it will become time for his departure. Instead of looking without to find those who would undermine our democratic values, we must look to those within. These would include Hillary Clinton and her surrogates, Barrack Obama and his, Jill Stein, and finally all who continue to protest and disrupt the legitimate election of Donald Trump.

American Uprising

[reprint of Daniel Greenfield 11-9-2016, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. I felt compelled to reprint this message.]
“Everything is about to change”
This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.
It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.
They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the “unaccompanied minors” flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.
They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.
The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.
They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they got nothing. They fought back against a system in which they could go to jail for a trifle while the elites could violate the law and still stroll through a presidential election. They fought back against being told that they had to watch what they say. They fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted to work for a living a take care of their families.
They fought and they won.
This wasn’t a vote. It was an uprising. Like the ordinary men chipping away at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural thing that had towered over them. And as they watched it fall, they marveled at how weak and fragile it had always been. And how much stronger they were than they had ever known.
Who were these people? There were leftovers and flyover country. They didn’t have bachelor degrees and had never set foot in a Starbucks. They were the white working class. They didn’t talk right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered.
They were wrong about everything. Illegal immigration? Everyone knew it was here to stay. Black Lives Matter? The new civil rights movement. Manufacturing? As dead as the dodo. Banning Muslims? What kind of bigot even thinks that way? Love wins. Marriage loses. The future belongs to the urban metrosexual and his dot com, not the guy who used to have a good job before it went to China or Mexico.
They couldn’t change anything. A thousand politicians and pundits had talked of getting them to adapt to the inevitable future. Instead they got in their pickup trucks and drove out to vote.
And they changed everything.
Barack Hussein Obama boasted that he had changed America. A billion regulations, a million immigrants, a hundred thousand lies and it was no longer your America. It was his.
He was JFK and FDR rolled into one. He told us that his version of history was right and inevitable.
And they voted and left him in the dust. They walked past him and they didn’t listen. He had come to campaign to where they still cling to their guns and their bibles. He came to plead for his legacy.
And America said, “No”.
Fifty millions Americans repudiated him. They repudiated the Obamas and the Clintons. They ignored the celebrities. They paid no attention to the media. They voted because they believed in the impossible. And their dedication made the impossible happen.
Americans were told that walls couldn’t be built and factories couldn’t be opened. That treaties couldn’t be unsigned and wars couldn’t be won. It was impossible to ban Muslim terrorists from coming to America or to deport illegal aliens turning towns and cities into gangland territories.
It was all impossible. And fifty million Americans did the impossible. They turned the world upside down.
It’s midnight in America. CNN is weeping. MSNBC is wailing. ABC is having a tantrum. NBC damns it. It wasn’t supposed to happen. The same machine that crushed the American people for two straight terms, the mass of government, corporations and non-profits that ran the country, was set to win.
Instead the people stood in front of the machine. They blocked it with their bodies. They went to vote even though the polls told them it was useless. They mailed in their absentee ballots even while Hillary Clinton was planning her fireworks victory celebration. They looked at the empty factories and barren farms. They drove through the early cold. They waited in line. They came home to their children to tell them that they had done their best for their future. They bet on America. And they won.
They won improbably. And they won amazingly.
They were tired of Obama-Care. They were tired of unemployment. They were tired of being lied to. They were tired of watching their sons come back in coffins to protect some Muslim country. They were tired of being called racists and homophobes. They were tired of seeing their America disappear.
And they stood up and fought back. This was their last hope. Their last chance to be heard.
Watch this video. See ten ways John Oliver destroyed Donald Trump. Here’s three ways Samantha Bee broke the Internet by taunting Trump supporters. These three minutes of Stephen Colbert talking about how stupid Trump is owns the Internet. Watch Madonna curse out Trump supporters. Watch Katy Perry. Watch Miley Cyrus. Watch Robert Downey Jr.. Watch Beyonce campaign with Hillary. Watch. Click.
Watch fifty million Americans take back their country.
The media had the election wrong all along. This wasn’t about personalities. It was about the impersonal. It was about fifty million people whose names no one except a server will ever know fighting back. It was about the homeless woman guarding Trump’s star. It was about the lost Democrats searching for someone to represent them in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was about the union men who nodded along when the organizers told them how to vote, but who refused to sell out their futures.
No one will ever interview all those men and women. We will never see all their faces. But they are us and we are them. They came to the aid of a nation in peril. They did what real Americans have always done. They did the impossible.
America is a nation of impossibilities. We exist because our forefathers did not take no for an answer. Not from kings or tyrants. Not from the elites who told them that it couldn’t be done.
The day when we stop being able to pull of the impossible is the day that America will cease to exist.
Today is not that day. Today fifty million Americans did the impossible.
Midnight has passed. A new day has come. Everything is about to change.