American Elephants


Things Are Not Quite What They Seem! by The Elephant's Child

Do you have the subtle feeling that everything is just slightly or majorly off? Conrad Black’s latest column begins: “nowhere is the collapse of the Democratic Party as a coherent political organization more evident than in the astounding metamorphosis of Robert Mueller.

Mueller looked the part: tall, slender, slab-faced, jut-jawed, and unsmiling, all business, and no soft bonhomous weakness for anything but a thorough plumbing of the depths of Trump’s unutterable hucksterism, skullduggery, and larceny. The commentariat, though well gone in the saddle after their long incumbency as the country’s political sages, dressed for the part again and took to the airwaves with the smug confidence of veterans and the zest of those addicted to tearing down administrations they found distasteful.

Black, for those of you who don’t know him, is a long time Canadian newspaper magnate, and member of the British House of Lords. Good mind, and I try not to miss his columns.

Perish the thought of any of this pusillanimous bourgeois rubbish about impartiality! Trump was an interloper and he had to be sent packing with such finality that no one would dare interrupt the self-enriching slumbers of the political class for at least another century.

John Hinderaker at Powerline blog, writes about the Democrats “inability to explain the booming Trump economy — as a problem the Democrats have yet to solve. Democrats always want to run as though it is 1932 and their mission is to end a depression, but that is hard to do when employment is at record highs, wages are rising, and in general the economy is perhaps the strongest in American history. For the most part, the Democrats’ strategy has been to change the subject.” That seems to capture the situation precisely.

Maxine Waters has been screeching about impeachment from the day Mr. Trump was elected. and many Hollywood luminaries follow suit. What is it they want to impeach him for? What are the high crimes and misdemeanors? Who knows. They simply hate him with a seething rage, because?

Media Post reports that the Democrats are readying a social media campaign intended to convince Americans that hard times are here again: What?

Priorities USA, the biggest Democratic Party super PAC, wants to publish stories on social media that highlight people’s economic struggles. …

The goal is to unseat President Trump by targeting voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida and Wisconsin that were critical to his 2016 victory. Priorities USA also will advertise in search results and create testimonial videos of people who feel left behind by the Trump economy, Politico reported.

So this is the way they intend to deal with the economy that is perhaps the strongest in American history? I wrote below about Big Tech’s efforts to control our elections, and Dr. Robert Epstein’s warnings. I am increasingly getting the feeling that there is a massive disconnect here. We are not speaking the same language. We do not share the same reality, nor the same beliefs. Running as if it is 1932 and the mission is to end a depression is not just a fanciful analogy.

Democrats believe firmly that Republican tax cuts go only to the rich and buy their votes. Poor people are helped with a big stimulus, or as FDR called it “pump-priming”. You raise taxes, especially on the rich, so you can do nice things for the poor and unfortunate. Doing nice things for the less fortunate proves that the givers are good people who care. Two economists at UCLA, Lee Ohanian and Harold Cole, established that FDR’s well-meaning efforts made the Great Depression about 7 years longer than it needed to be. That is not acceptable information for Democrats, they reject it utterly.

Many Republicans recognize the problem and have defined it as “Orange Man Bad,” but that makes it seem like just a joke, and they are quite deadly serious. Many have dropped out of the crusade after Robert Mueller’s ghastly performance, but not the majority. Hollywood denizens, still frothing at the mouth, continue to seek publicity every day to keep the crusade alive. In their world everyone who does not believe as they do is obviously a racist, homophobe, white supremacist and all around bad person. It is a serious battle, and we need to recognize what they are about. We have some very good people fighting for us — Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, Ted Cruz, Dan Crenshaw, to mention only a few.

There’s an old Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” That may be about where we are.



The Mueller Report, The Mueller Report, The Mueller Report by The Elephant's Child

Mueller is due to testify to Congress, and now there is a comic book version of the Mueller Report. Really! At some point, it all sort of dissolves into farce. Democrats deeply descended into Trump Derangement Syndrome are just sure that they can find something, anything, too prove that they were right all along and Trump is a very bad, horrid, disreputable, extra bad person and should not have won the election, and they know that he is an evil person, and if they just dig deep enough, or demand enough evidence from somebody, anybody, that will prove that he is just as awful for the nation, the economy, the world, as they were absolutely convinced that he would be, then perhaps at least one of that bunch of pathetic candidates that appeared on the debate stage will win the 2020 election and save the Democrat Party from the death spiral it seems to be engaged in.

A comic book version of the Mueller Report. That’s a new one for this Congress. And they want to be taken seriously.



Well, The Title’s Certainly True by The Elephant's Child




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