U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi in Honolulu, HI, on June 17, 2020. [State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha / Public Domain]
Democrats Prepare for One-Party State
By Cliff Kincaid – June 18, 2020
Karl Rove, the de facto head of the Trump 2020 Campaign, has apparently arranged for his old boss, George W. Bush, to campaign for four Republican Senators in danger of losing their seats this November. All four are either out-of-touch with conservatives or outright liberals. They are Senators Susan Collins (Maine), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Martha McSally (Ariz.) and Thom Tillis (N.C.).
The “Save the Senate” move reflects Trump’s declining poll numbers, but the Bush presidency was also a disaster, as the economy was taken down in 2008 by a housing crisis that was used to justify massive federal intervention, leading Bush to declare, “I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system.” On foreign policy, Bush was known as an advocate of what his father called a “New World Order,” based on American interventions in the Middle East that failed to resolve age-old conflicts but produced thousands of American wounded warriors.
In his retirement, George W. Bush paints pictures of those injured by the wars he started. A book with the paintings, Portraits of Courage Deluxe Signed & Personalized Edition, can be purchased for $350.00.
Of the four Senators, Gardner is the most notorious. Calling himself a “common sense conservative,” Gardner was labeled a “pot whore” by drug policy expert Dave Evans because he does anything the Colorado-based marijuana industry demands of him. Collins is a long-time anti-Trump liberal and McSally is a lackluster female candidate that the Republican establishment has tried twice to make into a Senator.
McSally lost a race for one Senate seat to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and then was selected to fill the seat of former Senator John McCain when he died. She tried to attract conservative votes when she called CNN's Manu Raju a “liberal hack.” This led to an appearance on Fox News. She also made a few headlines by questioning Fed chairman Jerome Powell about the central bank using a firm called BlackRock linked to China. Otherwise, she has pursued a “moderate” course.
Tillis called Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch “a fair, independent-minded judge with impeccable qualifications” and added that “He will be an outstanding Supreme Court Justice.” All of this talk has blown up in his face.
Of course, Gorsuch has betrayed conservative voters with his disastrous ruling, backed by Chief Justice John Roberts and the four members of the Court’s liberal bloc, in favor of LGBTQ rights. The ruling overturned state laws and threatens religious liberty across the land, as many conservatives feel betrayed by Trump and those who backed Gorsuch, including such powerhouse “conservative” groups as the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society.
With Trump’s reelection in doubt, Democrats only need to win four seats to take back the Senate, and right now, they claim they are leading in five of the most competitive races. Those races are:
With a Senate takeover, while keeping the House under Nancy Pelosi’s speakership, America would have one-party government under President Biden. And with Justices Roberts and Gorsuch voting with the four liberal members of the Court, this would give the left-wing control over all three branches of government. All of Trump’s appointees to other federal court positions would be of little or no value, as any conservative rulings could be overturned on appeal.
Even though most voters believe 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has early dementia, he is leading Trump by big margins, as many as 14 points, in most polls.
While some believe Trump’s decline in the polls is not permanent, and that some surveys underestimate his appeal, there can be no doubt that his presidency is in deep trouble. But what is most worrisome to many conservatives is the acknowledged role being played in his campaign -- and the campaigns of Republican Senators and candidates -- by former George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove. He is known as someone who likes to appeal to Democrat voters with “moderate” or liberal platitudes and positions. That is guaranteed to make conservatives stay home.
Taking this advice, Trump is pandering to the liberal-left, making favorable comments about the return of anti-cop activist and former football player Colin Kaepernick to the NFL. “Trump softens on Kaepernick” was one headline. The former player once wore socks depicting police officers as pigs and donated $25,000 donation to an activist group, Assata’s Daughters, named after Assata Shakur/Joanne Chesimard, a cop-killer who fled to Communist Cuba.
In other liberal moves, Trump has endorsed federal legislation to regulate police forces that are normally under the control of local governments. On the matter of riots that have been spreading across the country, Trump threatens to restore law and order but does nothing, except clear out some protesters across the street from the White House who burned a historic church.
Meanwhile, Communist North Korea is starting another crisis with the United States, and Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Politburo Member Yang Jiechi in Honolulu, Hawaii “to exchange views on U.S.-China relations.”
“I’m a little upset with China” over the coronavirus, Trump had said. As of June 18, a total of 117,000 people had died in the U.S. because of the disease and the figure could reach 200,000 by October. At the same time, over 40 million Americans have been thrown out of work because of government economic lockdowns designed to prevent the spread of the virus.
The official U.S. State Department release stated that Pompeo stressed “important American interests and the need for fully-reciprocal dealings between the two nations across commercial, security, and diplomatic interactions” and “the need for full transparency and information sharing to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and prevent future outbreaks.”
It’s a little late for this kind of pandering and appeasement. The meeting alone demonstrated American weakness.
Meanwhile, Trump administration U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was on Capitol Hill, saying it’s unreasonable to expect that the United States could decouple its economy from China’s.
It’s the kind of business as usual approach we would have expected from Obama/Biden and Bush. This is another reason why Trump is in deep trouble.
Gerald W Fontenot
6/18/2020 05:23:19 pm
Great Article. If President Trump does not get Re-Elected GOD Help US.
6/21/2020 07:01:43 pm
No, Trump is not going to lose, but for many reasons you haven't necessarily commented on. That by no means makes your criticisms and concerns invalid. Not at all. And Trump has made mistakes in judgment and discernment, no question. But God works in mysterious ways. I don't know your lifestyle, but I am a basic suburbanite, albeit over-the-hill like you! I come into contact with ordinary joes and contractors and plumbers and garbage men, I mean, people - they're all male nevertheless - and mail and package delivery PERSONS. The completely Unconstitutional lockdown gave a lot of these people vacations and free time. Very few now don't know their way around a PC and the Internet, even if they are not on social media. My point? I have had chats with them - none of whom wear masks, BTW, and don't care, which I agree with - and they are becoming surprisingly, and, better, increasingly well-informed than they were in 2016 and even more than during the Obama years. I thought I would be the one to inform them of Constitutional rights, infil of "foreign actors" from everywhere in this country, the true origins of Antifa or BLM, the attempted coup of a basically bolshevik Congress and petty tyrant Governors and Mayors, etc etc. But, no, to my surprise and delight: They are not fooled. They can separate the actions of an attempted coup by China and Russia in general from the same going on in Washout DC. A "spike" in COVID in my state? They know the reason why, and it has nothing to do with social distancing or masks, because they are on the ground, so to speak, and living in reality. They know a bunch of teenagers did not buy a million "tickets" to foil the Tulsa rally because they have been buying tickets to baseball/football/hockey etc for years and know how it works, unlike that total idiot Ocasio who should be Biden's running mate because her brain is at his level intellectually and physically. Did she blow it with some "green" plant-based substance after graduation from Boston University, my alma mater, I'm ashamed to say? No. They are not getting bent out of shape by the infantile taking down of statues, either. They are not watching MSM or even Fox, except perhaps Tucker Carlson. No. It is 2016 all over again. They are quiet and biding their time. The provocateurs are now working with teens and clueless Millennials off their leashes. Of course, if the Bolsheviks go too far, the deplorables are also armed. And, yes, they are quiet, but really pissed off, nevertheless. Don't count on Washout DC, except for the fact that Trump can still sign very useful executive orders. (BTW, RSBN, Right Side Broadcasting Network that broadcasts Trump's rallies on YouTube only, and they start well before Trump's arrival, said just once before they were probably told to shut up, that there was considerable interference going on outside the arena from "dangerous elements" who were stopping people from entering the arena and the decision was made to clear all people from the outside area, including those who planned to stay and watch outside. I hope they tell us the truth of what went on out there, because nobody is reporting it anywhere - cable or Internet - but at the next rally, the attendees might not be quite so compliant and better prepared. Frankly, it's about time and enough of the blah, blah,blah. I mean who elects whom?) Hey, I forgot. He's learned something. He didn't mention Fauci or Birx once.
11/2/2020 01:37:02 pm
Chief Justice John Roberts has become a liberal hack for sure, but where are you getting this idea that Gorsuch is one?
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