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Insightful analysis of how Pres. Trump is opening up discourse about previously taboo subjects.

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Donald Trump at the Overton Window

By Roger Kimball | July 30th, 2019

 

I shall leave it to the theologians to decide whether it is providential or merely coincidental that it was this very week in 1729, on Tuesday in fact, that the city of Baltimore was founded.  I think we can say that, for the genus rattus, the city has been providential, at least since 1967. That was the year [...]

 

Continues here: https://amgreatness.com/2019/07/30/donald-trump-at-the-overton-window/

 

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Perfect analysis.  The Dems have to own this.  I wonder when President Trump will pivot to San Francisco, or Seattle with their stunning Democrat "leadership".

 

"President Trump, Showalter noted, is “now forcing Democrats to own the urban shambles and filth that characterize one-party blue-city rule, putting all Democrats on their backfoot. That’s what’s behind his surprise Twitter assault that began with Rep. Elijah Cummings and his rat-infested Baltimore district, which pretty much came out of the blue.”"


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15 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Perfect analysis.  The Dems have to own this.  I wonder when President Trump will pivot to San Francisco, or Seattle with their stunning Democrat "leadership".

 

"President Trump, Showalter noted, is “now forcing Democrats to own the urban shambles and filth that characterize one-party blue-city rule, putting all Democrats on their backfoot. That’s what’s behind his surprise Twitter assault that began with Rep. Elijah Cummings and his rat-infested Baltimore district, which pretty much came out of the blue.”"

In my opinion, Cummings brought this upon himself.......Did you hear him yelling at the DHS chief about the conditions at the border 2 weeks ago?  While parts of his district are worse....  The big difference between Trump and other Presidents is that he strikes back......

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7 minutes ago, missileman said:

In my opinion, Cummings brought this upon himself.......Did you hear him yelling at the DHS chief about the conditions at the border 2 weeks ago?  While parts of his district are worse....  The big difference between Trump and other Presidents is that he strikes back......

And this baffles the Democrats, they are not used to someone calling them out, or pointing out their failures.  Hence the immediate response of the dreaded R word.


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4 hours ago, Bill & Katya said:

And this baffles the Democrats, they are not used to someone calling them out, or pointing out their failures.

Establishment Republicans would prefer to "lose with honor" (= roll over/play dead).  Really refreshing to have a street-brawler show them how it should be/should have been done.


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47 minutes ago, TBoneTX said:

Establishment Republicans would prefer to "lose with honor" (= roll over/play dead).  Really refreshing to have a street-brawler show them how it should be/should have been done.

This baffles me as well. I may not be the most Conservative Republican because I do have more moderate views on many things but Republicans need to fight back instead of trying to "lose with honor" 

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1 hour ago, TBoneTX said:

Establishment Republicans would prefer to "lose with honor" (= roll over/play dead).  Really refreshing to have a street-brawler show them how it should be/should have been done.

Unfortunate that so much depends on Republicans who won't brawl alongside the President. After two years, so much more should have been accomplished. Two years of control of the House and Senate, and they couldn't even be bothered with building the southern wall, despite having all the power. Let us hope in this next election some Republicans with real spines will run against their spineless incumbents.

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3 hours ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

This baffles me as well. I may not be the most Conservative Republican because I do have more moderate views on many things but Republicans need to fight back instead of trying to "lose with honor" 

For some me reason, establishment Republicans think they need to make friends with the Leftist media and do whatever they can to not piss off the media.  These establishment types learn nothing from the likes of a John McCain who was adored by the media until of course he ran against Obama...


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1 hour ago, Bill & Katya said:

For some me reason, establishment Republicans think they need to make friends with the Leftist media and do whatever they can to not piss off the media.  These establishment types learn nothing from the likes of a John McCain who was adored by the media until of course he ran against Obama...

The media has room only for one darling, almost always a liberal. Conservatives don't win elections by courting the media, they do it as Mr. Trump discovered, by being a sledge hammer.

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9 hours ago, Boris Farage said:

they do it as Mr. Trump discovered

He's playing them all like a fiddle, too.  Too many examples of same to list.


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09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

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12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

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06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

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