IT was the most embarrassing bungled hoax relating to Donald Trump since the last bungled hoax relating to Donald Trump. On Tuesday, Democrats arranged for fake ‘witness’ Cassidy Hutchinson to ‘testify’ that the 73 year-old overpowered a team of Secret Service he-men a third his age before punching through the reinforced divider of his presidential limousine (aka “The Beast”) and taking the wheel. His objective? To get to the Capitol and personally lead an unarmed crowd of middle-aged men in cargo shorts, slips of lasses and a few Conans in hides and horns to a world-historical victory over the US Army. Hutchinson’s account of Trump’s gallantry and generalship calls to mind Theodore Roosevelt at San Juan Hill and Leutze’s masterpiece of George Washington Crossing the Delaware. Also The Dukes of Hazzard. The contrast with Joe Biden hiding in his Delaware napping nook at the height of the Real Insurrection is shameful.
And what a coup the latter was between 2017 and 2021. A violent riot at the Trump Inauguration, the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise (during the largest political assassination attempt in the nation’s history) and the 2018 siege of the Supreme Court. Democrats coached a disturbed perjurer to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of rape, encouraged the worst murder rampage in 100 years, called for the assassination of two Supreme Court judges in March 2020 and wilfully enabled the attempted murder of the same Justice Kavanaugh three weeks ago. Overlaying this gargantuan meta-reef of living, spawning insurgency was the Russia Hoax – the most egregious constitution-class crime in America’s annals, not excluding the Democrats’ big day out at Fort Sumter in 1861. Hillary Clinton paid Johnny English, Russian psy-oppers and digital con artists for forgeries that were shopped to the media and the FISA Court to create a pretext for spying. Already a washed-up wino of waddling umbrage by 2016, Clinton was an easy mark for rōnin on the make, as were hoax bodyguards like former FBI boss James Comey. The title of Comey’s 2018 ‘leadership’ memoir, A Higher Loyalty, was no less an in-joke than O.J. Simpson’s IF I Did It. No, January 6 wasn’t an insurrection against a deep state run by malevolent delinquents but it should have been.
In the Comey class for badge engineering irksome reality as a marque more saleable to the berserk left was Labor historian Troy Bramston’s irrational and pseudo irate anti-Trump fulmination of 22 June in The Australian: Scandal is, today Nixon would survive Watergate. Richard Nixon would survive? No. ‘Big Guy’ Biden has survived. That’s the scandal. In a gaslight switcheroo that would have given Charles Boyer the willies, Bramston condemns a “treasonous attempt to overturn an election and initiate a coup” (what the Democrats did for four years). Nixon, he argues, wouldn’t be forced out today because Trumper-like proxies would be “willing to propagate his lies.” Or maybe they would just point out that Daniel Ellsberg was a scoundrel who colluded with Democrats (as Nixon suspected) to criticise a war he kept quiet about until a Republican was sworn in as President in 1969.
One corollary of what I call the Real Insurrection is that Trump was understandably sceptical when Joe Biden won the 2020 contest after election night shenanigans and pre-poll ballot rigging. Given that his foes spent four years talking about abolishing the police, secret Kremlin hotlines, golden showers and gang raper judges – and that these lunacies had been promoted by reporters every bit as sycophantic as those who once covered up Chappaquiddick and the vast criminality of Lyndon Johnson – insisting the Democrat campaign was self-evidently unsullied has always been risible. Given also that Trump was right on the Russia Hoax, right on the Afghanistan evacuation, right on the China lab theory, right on Europe’s energy disaster, right on inflation, right on the return of warmongering and right on Hunter Biden, to dismiss his misgivings outright is crazy brave. There is far more evidence of irregularity in 2020 than there is for Vladimir Putin causing price hikes at American petrol statons or for masks stopping coronavirus or for babies needing covid vaccines or for men being women or for Hunter being an artist.
Trump isn’t perfect. He continues to overestimate the importance of crowds and his lifelong policy of refusing to admit any mistake leaves him prone to media-indulged commotion that even tactical contrition would neutralise. A man who never apologises – like the man who apologises casually – loses authority. As for 2024, his prospects for becoming the GOP’s nominee for a second time are not merely undiminished but more solid than ever. That the termination of Roe v. Wade is – as the New York Times pointed out – a signal Trump victory highlights a remarkable dimension of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. While Washington’s War Party – under the banner of “Western values” – congratulated itself for spending tens of billions of dollars pretending to save a corrupt, semi-Nazi state in Europe, justices appointed by Trump were crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s on the greatest rescue of civilisation, law and human life since the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. For the record, when brought to a final vote in the US Senate in April 1864, only two Democrats voted to abolish slavery. M.O.s come and go but DNA stays.
Excellent summary, I agree that Trump is far from perfect. In fact I think the narcissism that leads him to refuse to apologise would have led to his downfall within 6 months had the dems and their corrupt media enablers just fed his ego for a short while.
It’s like watching an episode of road runner with Nancy Pelosi and a gang of like minded Wile e Coyotes constantly trip over themselves in more and more obviously idiotic schemes destined to enhance the standing of their erstwhile prey.
Another tour de force C.L.
Interestingly even the Nixon narrative is changing.
Trump should be a little more like Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Ban the Democrats, seize all their assets and imprison their leaders.
Imagine being an Atheist and being oblivious that there is a day of judgement coming when everyone’s crimes and sins will be revealed and then paid for. These Democrat career criminals have for years acted with impunity, the judgment of God coming will be so terrible we will feel sorry for them.
Trump will be too old in 2024 (he has to last and in the ball until 2028).
Let him be kingmaker.
Another bunch of lies from CL.
Again and again we ask for evidence and are given none.
Just two will suffice as there are too many. no-one coached anyone over Kavanagh and the assassination attempts on supreme court judgers are a joke as I have showed.
Ever wondered why the Supreme court is held in such low esteem and that was before there recent disgraceful decisions.
you are living on another planet
It’s a bit early in the day to have consumed such a quantity of drugs.
The J6 surprise witness bullshitted under lead from mad Liz Cheney,
Pat Cipollone Was Not at the White House on Morning of January 6 as Cassidy Hutchinson Testified:
Again and again we ask for evidence and are given none.
You never give evidence for any of your (very many) unsupported assertions, why should anyone respond to your perpetual petulant wails? But your use of the Royal “we” is rather cute.
PS, your comment is as semi-literate as ever, you should have tried harder in pre-school.
Hey NM, you do realise that when the text is blue and underlined, it’s a link you can click on to find further references the author is using to support their argument…
Then again perhaps you don’t
You have “showed” (sic.) nothing and proved nothing, and never have.
As usual, C.L. is spot-on.
Personally, I don’t think he’ll run. I think he’ll mess with minds until the eleventh hour and then endorse DeSantis whose victory would be massive. I would really like to see Rand Paul as Veep – and one day President himself.
He has given a confident assertion … how dare you ask more!
God is welcome anytime to show me the Clinton’s and Bush’s properly pay for what they have done … I doubt that’s ever going to happen, and if you pick up a history book you will realize how rarely it does happen.
I know, I know, next life … it’s all gonna sort itself out next life.
Fine, I’ll be a Christian in the next life, and I’ll be an Atheist while living on this material plane.
If Trump ran for a seat in the House of Representatives -a certain thing in Florida- he would draw all the media heat from De Santis. He would be Speaker. This would split the media attack frenzy and the electorate that might balk at him as President would accept him as Speaker. He has to serve only 2 years. Time to enough to settle a few scores, cement his legacy and “give ’em hell”. Then retire as THE senior Republican statesman.
If he could just park that ego enough.
I suspect it somewhat evened out for Neville Wran.
Still trying to make up for their disgraceful dereliction of duty after the 2020 coup. Better late than never.
Interestingly even the Nixon narrative is changing.
Funny about Nixon.
He was sposedta have committed terrible crimes but no one’s ever been prepared to say what they were.
He admitted to having framed Hiss, but Hiss was guilty anyway.
Was in Dallas the morning of the day JFK bought the farm to address a Pepsi Convention, left the POWs in Vietnam, possibly a Flamer [though SpongeBob will affirm that there’s nuttin’ werong wif dat], assassination of RFK in California more or less guaranteed him victory in 1968, closed the Gold Window, had an enemies List, probably knew beforehand that J Edgar Hoover was going to die suddenly, had a long working relationship with Roy Cohn … [to be continued]
Hillary Clinton paid Johnny English, Russian psy-oppers and digital con artists for forgeries that were shopped to the media and the FISA Court to create a pretext for spying.
Should that be Ukrainian Psy-Oppers?
Zelensky and Alexander Vindman were in up to their necks in RussiaGate.
Funny how Trump still sent Zelenskyy a few hundred million Dollars worth of Armaments after that though?
Yeah, that’s bullshit on stilts.
Asked why he didn’t put up much of fight against Impeachment and Resigned, he was quoted as saying:
I didn’t want to go out like Jack [Kennedy].
Nixon couldna been much clearer but Bramston has never heard of that remark?
Pull the other one.
Watergate was basically a clumsy national security op but it was small potatoes compared to the kind of things done by the Kennedys or the Clintons or the Bushes or Barack Obama. It says something good about Nixon that it was so amateurish.
Ellsberg spent years doing top secret work for RAND and the Pentagon re Vietnam – including one tour of duty as a fact-finding spook – but he only had what he called his “epiphany” about the war in 1969.
After Nixon was inaugurated.
It says something good about Nixon that it was so amateurish.
Has new information come to light?
Last I read, there was no argument that Nixon hadn’t ordered the June 1972 burglary and was completely unaware that it had happened until it blew up in 1973.
He lied in Testimony about when he first became aware of it, but that’s the extent of his crimes re Watergate.
Watergate is like McCarthy. Blown out of all proportion. Watergate was not even in the same country, let alone ballpark, as the 2020 coup.
Revelation: Trump isn’t perfect. Nice call CL though he’ll be shocked to hear it.