Norm Sauer presents a more salutary summary of Trump’s tenure in office as a response to the unprecedented campaign of hate the Left has mounted against the president with programs such as ‘The Resistance’, Tom Steyer's 'Movement to Impeach', and Obama’s ‘Organizing for Action’ – a first for a former president who has launched an active program to derail the efforts of his successor. Mr Sauer’s column – ‘Unprecedented adversity doesn’t derail Trump’ – appears in the 27nov17 Union and is also posted here.
Kudos to Union columnist and RR reader George Boardman whose regular Monday column also appeared today in the newspaper’s 27nov17 edition. Entitled ‘Progressives destroying the Democratic Party I’ve known’, Mr Boardman laments what the progressives have done to the political party that used to espouse his more moderate liberal sentiments. In reflecting on this shift, he writes about –
… thoughts (that) have occurred to me in recent years as the Democratic Party has moved farther away from the liberal tenets that are the foundation of my political beliefs. The so-called progressive movement has made my party almost unrecognizable.
… The big tent Democratic Party is becoming the party of elitists and aggrieved minority groups — however you want to define that term. The party's post Trump proposals look like they were written by the Sandernista wing. They apparently will be funded by taxing businesses out of existence.
Donald Trump’s developing deal with Russia and Iran re Syria does not appear to be too artful if reports to date are accurate. Obama’s comprehensive incompetency in foreign affairs reached its nadir with his invitation to Putin to establish permanent Russian air and sea bases in Syria, achieving in less than a decade what the country’s czars and commissars were not able to accomplish over centuries. Then he capped that catastrophe with an Iran deal that now let’s the world’s leading sponsor of ragheads quietly complete development of deliverable nuclear weapons while getting paid with billions in pallet loads of dollars FOB Tehran. It now looks like our president will attempt to exit the Mideast by encouraging Putin and the mullahs to put an end to the Caliphate of ISIS, and then rewarding them with a legitimized Syrian dictatorship that extends Russia’s projection of power and completes Iran’s goal of Mideast hegemon from the Indian Ocean (Arabian Sea) to the Mediterranean. Now I may be wrong, and Trump really has a subterfuge in mind that somehow drives Turkey – Iran’s competitor for hegemon - back into western arms as Erdogan works to deny Iraq as Teheran’s keystone in their long-sought arc of power. Here is what the Council on Foreign Relations has to say about Mideast doings.
[29nov17 update] Listen to the loudest silence of all. On RR alone there have been hundreds, if not over a thousand, comments by the Left convicting members of Team Trump on totally unproven allegations of their colluding with Russia to throw the 2016 election. From them there has not been one peep about the ONLY real evidence of a conspiracy with Russia that occurred with Hillary Clinton and the DNC commissioning Fusion GPS to pay Russian sources to generate a fake dossier on the alleged actions Donald Trump in order to weaken and/or destroy his campaign for the presidency. To make matters worse, Obama’s FBI then joined in to use that bogus dossier in convincing the FISA court to enable them to launch an investigation of the Trump campaign for exactly the same purpose of which the Clinton campaign was already guilty. You simply cannot make up this level of perfidy and hypocrisy. The only thing that piles on to all this is the subsequent behavior of our leftwing lackies – both high and low - who have done everything possible to convict Team Trump for allegedly having thrown the 2016 election with some unknown and implausible aid from Moscow, when the ONLY proven aid went exactly in the opposite direction to torpedo Trump. So, why the sound of silence about the only reality on Russian collusion cum conspiracy?