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Conservatives: It is imperative that you vote for Trump in November

Some wrongly think that this year, as in other years, a conservative “get out the vote” effort matters only in swing states. This year every vote matters.

I was talking to a California conservative friend who is stuck inside because of the Wuhan virus. She asked me, “What can I do to make a difference?”

My answer was, simply, “Vote.”

“Why should I bother?” she asked. “My vote doesn’t count in California.”

Normally, that would be true. Most conservatives feel that their votes count only in close swing states. In a state like California, Hillary got almost 62% of the vote, with Trump pulling in slightly over half that amount, at 32%. The Republican party is moribund and conservatives vote mostly because they feel it’s their civic duty, not because they believe it will make a difference.

Meanwhile, in red states such as Tennessee, conservatives have a certain hubris that leaves them thinking, “If I forget to vote, it won’t really matter because the Republican candidate is a shoo-in.” So they stay home because why bother?

This year, though, is different.

Here’s what I think might happen in blue states: There is a growing silent majority — and no, I can’t prove it, I just feel it — that will feel a sense of terror or revulsion at the thought of voting for a demented Biden and the hard-left, anarchic baggage he brings with him. In the privacy of the voting booth, no matter what they tell their friends or post on social media, the people in this silent minority will vote for Trump. They might not feel good about it but they will.

These “Trump Democrats” can make a difference, though, only if solid conservatives are out there voting too. Can you imagine the horrible irony if 20% of Democrat Californians cast their votes for Trump, only to have the 32% of Republican Californians stay home because they don’t think voting is worth the effort?

Look at it this way: If I’m wrong and those “Trump Democrats” don’t show up, there’s still no harm/no foul when every Republican in California votes for Trump. California will be as reliably blue as it’s been for the past few elections but at least Republicans will have made a statement.

However, if those disaffected (and frightened) Democrats do show up to cast a vote for Trump, their votes, combined with those 32% or more of California’s stalwart Republicans, could change the course of American history. California, after all, has a lot of Electoral College votes at stake.

Meanwhile, in the red states, we can anticipate voter fraud on a scale never seen before. Just think what happened in 2018 in Orange County, California, a reliably Republican redoubt that suddenly voted Democrat. That was because of “ballot harvesting,” a form of sanctioned voter fraud.

Democrats being Democrats, we should expect some form or another of fraud across America. You only need to look at how Democrats are inflating Wuhan virus counts to justify mail-in voting (an invitation to fraud), to know that I’m right. Ballots will be stolen and, additionally, every graveyard in America will be raided for more votes. The only way to counter fraud on this scale has to be an overwhelming pro-Trump turnout in every state, not just in the swing states, but in the red ones as well. We need to out-vote the fraud vote.

If there was ever an election in which every vote counts, this one is that election. Whether you’re in a red, blue, or swing state, if you stay home this November you, personally — YOU — could be responsible for putting Biden in the White House and handing him a compliant Democrat Congress. And as you’ve seen with the riots in the past few months, that doesn’t mean that America just leans left. It means America is gone.

Bookworm Beat 6/19/20 — the corporate pandering, Aunt Jemima edition

Can we still laugh at the leftist war on every American institution and value, including Aunt Jemima pancake mix? Read these memes and then you tell me.

Thanks to Democrats, Trump is unchained and has freedom to act

Democrats think they’ve outsmarted Trump by saying everything he’s done is bad. They’ve done the opposite, though. Trump is now free to act as he sees fit.

Democrats, both inside and outside of the media, are feeling pretty pleased with themselves. As far as they’re concerned, they’ve got Trump locked in a box. Because most Americans don’t read past the headlines, and can easily have yesterday’s facts overwritten by today’s lies, the Democrats have positioned themselves to describe as “the worst” every single step Trump has taken since it became apparent that both China and the WHO were lying about COVID-19.*

First Trump was a racist who overreacted. Then Trump was a laggard who failed to make America’s blue state governors and mayors aware of the problem facing them. Then he was a bad manager who didn’t correct stockpile problems created early in the Obama administration. Then he was a blue state hater who hoarded supplies to save them for red states. Naturally, there was the complaint that, despite being Hitler, he was a failure because he refused to act in an authoritarian way and shut down the entire economy, rather than merely parts of it.

And that’s only the beginning of the box leftists have been trying to build around Trump. They complained Trump didn’t communicate enough. Now he’s communicating so much that Democrat-run media refuse to carry him. The reason given is that Trump lies, but reasonable people can believe that the media are worried that the public is witnesses in real-time the fact that reporters don’t seek information, they merely seek to destroy. They’re also getting to hear Trump speak unmediated truths and show his boundless optimism.

Incidentally, one of those “lies” the media claims Trump was telling was his optimism about hydroxychloroquine. The moment Trump said that, the media announced that this tried-and-true malarial drug was a killer and Trump a murderer even for mentioning it. That line of argument is fading as it’s becoming clear that chloroquine, when given early, makes a huge difference, and is becoming the treatment of choice around the world.

This kind of manic, illogical, highly dishonest and partisan reporting leads to the usual lefty hysteria and hyperbole. The best example, of course, is Ohio Rep. Tavia Galonski, who will be remembered forever for this tweet about Trump’s expressed hopes for hydroxychloroquine.

There’s also NeverTrumper Max Boot’s “The Worst President. Ever.

And, of course, from former theater critic Frank Bruni, “Has Anyone Found Trump’s Soul? Anyone?

Those are just the three latest, loudest examples. It’s been like this non-step since Trump took the lead and closed our border to China. They all think they’re so clever. They’re certain that, with this kind of attack, there’s nowhere for Trump to go but down, down, down. Down in the polls, down in the election, down in ignominious failure, down in history as the worst, most soulless, president ever.

All these oh-so-clever leftists are forgetting one thing: Just as someone who can do no wrong has unlimited license to act, so too does someone who can do no right.

In the beginning of this pandemic, Trump was taking advice from Anthony Fauci, a man whose every first opinion about the virus has been wrong. Trump dutifully paid attention to Fauci because Trump was at the beginning of his own learning curve. Now that Trump has figured things out, though, he’s going to start making his own decisions.

Unlike Fauci, who’s focused like a laser on killing the last atom of COVID-19 on earth, Trump is focused on saving America. He understands now that America can weather COVID-19, but cannot weather the economic fallout.

Yes, people will die from COVID-19 if they’re not all locked away in their homes, but people always die. The lockdown also means people will die. In the short-term, there’ll be fewer deaths from the flu and car accidents, as a few more people die from Chinese malfeasance. But what Trump gets (and the Democrats probably do too, although they won’t admit it until they can blame Trump), is that if the economy collapses, people will die from depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, drug overdoses, violent crimes, and all the other deadly things that come with abject despair.

What Trump also understands is that, for the left, people dying only matters when there’s a Republican in the White House. Then, each death is a tragedy. When Democrats are in the White House, all those deaths are only statistics.

Right now, we’ve reached the point at which Trump has had, or will have, an important insight about his future plans: Since he’ll be excoriated no matter what he does, he can do whatever the heck he wants. If you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t then, as a moral and intelligent person, you do what you think is right.

In the next few days, Trump is going to free America. The Democrats will howl that he’s a mass murderer, but Trump understands that they’d the same thing if he continues on the current, America-killing track. If the media had been smart enough to leave Trump a channel of behavior that could earn their approval, he might have aimed for that channel, even if he thought that heading in that direction was a bad idea. Now, though, there’s no incentive to steer closer to the Democrats’ demands. They’ve foreclosed that.

They think they’re clever. They’re not.

(And yes, if you’re Jewish, you’re noticing that, on the upcoming anniversary of the world’s first slave revolt, the Jewish celebration of freedom known as Passover, is arriving right around the time Trump is planning to shake off the Democrats’ chains.)


*If you’re wondering why I’ve taken to calling the current viral iteration “COVID-19,” it’s because this name is the most accurate technical term. What we’re seeing now isn’t the first, and won’t be the last, deadly disease China sends our way. I’ve therefore decided to make sure that, when I look back on past posts, I know which deadly Chinese disease I’m blogging about.

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Let’s talk about coronavirus

With coronavirus dominating the news, I’ve had time to come up with a few thoughts. The bottom line: Trump’s doing the right things and I’m not panicking.

I’ve been quiet about coronavirus. It’s unnerving and I can’t do anything to stop its spread, so there really hasn’t been much for me to say beyond that. However, having ruminated on the subject for over a month, I do have some comments:

1. I think Trump handled the press conference very well. He was relaxed but serious. He was careful not to incite panic but also didn’t underplay the threat.

2. What Trump said was consistent and intelligent: (a) We’ve got the best systems possible in place, (b) Pence is a stellar point person because he’s had executive experience with epidemic disease in Indiana, (c) I currently have a strong team working on it and can instantly bring qualified people on board to help if the dynamic shifts, and (d) aren’t you grateful now that I closed America to planes from China? While you were busy calling me xenophobic, I was busy saving your collective derrieres. I like the idea of Pence in charge. He strikes me as an organized thinker, an intelligent man, and an effective leader.

3. Trump’s assessment of the situation also struck me as spot-on: We don’t know if it’s going to get better or worse, or if it will hit hard, soft, or not at all. We are just working on plans for every eventuality.  The fact is that, with the current state of the disease, if he said anything else, he would have been lying.

4. I like knowing that a pragmatic, effective executive is in charge of one of government’s core functions, which is to stop the spread of epidemic disease. While I don’t think the government should be telling colleges to make sure that all men accused of sexual harassment are destroyed (as Obama effectively did with the “Dear Colleague” letter), I strongly believe that government exists, in part, to have a plan in case of disease outbreaks. Apropos the government’s role, I find it morbidly amusing that in China, Italy, South Korea, and all other countries affected by the coronavirus, governments are calling upon the same weapon they’ve used since time immemorial in the face of epidemic disease: quarantine. Some things never change.

5. What we’re being told now is to wash our hands, stay home when sick, avoid people who are sneezing and sniffling, disinfect surfaces that a lot of people touch, keep hands away from faces, etc. This all works for me because I do it anyway. I’m something of a germaphobe. Within my own home, I’m pretty good but when I go out into the world, I see bacteria everywhere. I’m the one at the market cleaning my shopping cart with a disinfectant wipe. I learned years ago that shopping carts are amazing disease vectors, especially because of the kids who sit in them. When I get back to the car, I disinfect my hands before touching anything. I’ll then disinfect anything I may have touched in the store too: My wallet, my phone, etc. I sneeze in my elbow and hope others will too.

6. One of the problems with coronavirus is that, even though it’s an upper respiratory disease, it’s apparently also spread by fecal matter. That means it will be a disaster in places that don’t have good fecal matter control: China (a very dirty place with primitive toilets and no culture of handwashing), India (which is working hard to bring toilets to people but it’s slow going), Africa (a world drowning in fecal matter), and San Francisco (another world drowning in fecal matter). San Francisco’s mayor, London Breed, was smart to declare a public health crisis. Of course, if SF handles the problem the way it did AIDS, it will refuse to take steps against disease behaviors for fear of being politically correct. Here’s the bottom line: If we observe good toilet hygiene, we have a better chance of avoiding the spread of infection.

7. I don’t trust China at all, so I assume the numbers of infections and deaths are higher than reported. Having said that, I’m pretty sure we’re not seeing something like China in 1347 and Europe in 1348. That was when the Black Plague killed off 1/3 to 1/2 of the world’s population.

There are a few reasons I’m not seeing what’s happening as an Armageddon-esque event. First, the plague was an extraordinarily aggressive disease, sometimes killing people within hours. Second, the plague was also an extraordinarily contagious disease that seemed to have no mild form during its first pass through the world. (Coronavirus can be so mild that people don’t know they have it.) Third, we have better ways to treat secondary symptoms, such as infections or swelling in the lungs. Also, the government is testing antiviral medicines to see if they help.

Currently, the mortality rate for coronavirus is around 2%, which is much greater than for the ordinary flu, so that’s bad. Still, 2% is not 40% or 50% or 90%. That helps me keep perspective.

8. I thank goodness that Trump has been forcing American businesses to stop being so dependent on China. Our dependence is bad now but think how much worse it would have been if this had hit three years ago. I worry a great deal about the fact that we farmed all of our pharmaceutical manufacturers to China, though. That’s not just in terms of drugs for coronavirus; it’s about drugs for everything. We should never have become dependent on another country for something so basic as medicines. Still, that’s another thing I can’t affect and that just makes me nervous when I think about it.

9. I’ve got a lot of my retirement money in the market. I know the market will drop. I am not going to panic because I’m fortunate enough to have resources for the next few months. This too shall pass and the market shall rise again.

10. The media lives for occasions like this. Panic sells and they also see it as a way to attack Trump. Just as I don’t trust China, I don’t trust the media either.

11. The last time I wrote about coronavirus, I wrote about the Chinese penchant for eating wildly exotic foods (bats, live mice, etc.), which creates a risk of zoonotic diseases (i.e., diseases that leap from animals to humans). I’m seeing more reports saying that it’s likely that the Chinese made the disease in a lab and released it deliberately or accidentally. I remain agnostic about this. I wouldn’t be surprised but I’m not going to get my knickers in a twist about something so speculative.

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Yuuuuge crowd lining up for the Trump rally in Toledo, Ohio

Hillary won Toledo, Ohio, in 2016, and maybe the “Watch this Space” Dem can do so again in 2020, but this line for the Trump rally should worry Democrats.

You have to watch these amazing videos of red-capped people lining up in chilly weather for the chance to attend one of Donald Trump’s rallies. And please note, as I have many times before, that it was these staggering rallies that convinced political watchers during the 2016 Republican primary that Trump would not only win the primary but take the White House.

Yuge line of Patriots waiting for #TrumpRally Toledo Ohio… Crooked Hillary won this district in ‘16… It’s Trump country now! #KAG #TheFive #ThursdayThoughts #TrumpinToledo #ThursdayMotivation @realDonaldTrump

— Ryan Cale (@rcale1776) January 9, 2020

The crowd at the rally for President Trump tonight is already massive!

— (@LifeNewsHQ) January 9, 2020

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Buttigieg’s rise highlights the travesty of the Democrat field

Pete Buttigieg is an intelligent man who has accomplished much in 37 years, is a doctrinaire Leftist, and is totally unqualified to be president.

When Trump first rode down the staircase in 2015 to announce his candidacy, the media considered him the biggest joke around. They gave him hundreds of hours of free air time because they thought it would be the best thing ever — for Hillary — if Trump were to become the Republican nominee. At the same time, large numbers of conservatives (myself included), where occupying “anyone but Trump” territory.

There was no doubt, of course, that Trump was a master showman and a truly charismatic speaker, something that caused Mark Steyn to realize as early as January 2015 that Trump could win.

Showmanship and charisma. They’re real and they’re matter. Moreover, Trump had then, as he continues to have, a genuine belief in America and Americans that couldn’t be faked.

But in the beginning, Trump also had something else to offer, something that most in the media ignored, but that the American voters valued; namely, Trump had vast executive experience. Paul Solotaroff, writing in September 2015 for Rolling Stone, was one of those who “got it.” In an article entitled “Taking Trump Seriously,” Solotaroff, after noting Trump’s loopy style coupled with his razor-sharp brain, pointed out something Democrat wished to forget (h/t Don Surber):

In all the hysteria, however, what’s often missed are the qualities that brought Trump here. You don’t do a fraction of what he’s done in life — dominate New York real estate for decades, build the next grand Xanadus for the super-rich on the far shores of Dubai and Istanbul, run the prime-time ratings table for more than 10 years and earn a third (or sixth) fortune at it – without being immensely cunning and deft, a top-of-the-food-chain killer.

Yeah. Trump’s good at business. Really good. Moreover, he didn’t make money the new way, by pushing or facilitating information (Bloomberg or the dot com guys), but the old fashioned way by building brick and mortar things. There’s nothing ephemeral about what Trump did, and it took a lot of knowledge, wheeling and dealing, and political acumen at home and abroad.

Sure, Trump filed for bankruptcy, but he did so (a) as a smart business decision because he was reorganizing his finances and (b) because he followed bad advice — and learned from that, vowing never to make the same mistake again (or at least to pull out before going into too deep a dive given that it’s not always clear until later whether advice is good or not).

And yes, Trump’s hurt people on the way up, but it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t want to hurt the American people, something that was much less certain with Hillary. The voters might as well have said out loud, “He’s a shark, but he’s our shark.”

Voters were very clear on the fact that, while Trump may not have had political experience, he knew politicians, he was vastly accomplished in the world of business and negotiations both at home and abroad, and he had a stunning record for getting things done. Most politicians can’t make that boast because they’re herd animals who move in little circles with their fellow beasts. Trump, who was 69 when he entered the White House, was a blazing whirlwind of accomplishments, Americanism, charm, charisma, and experience. Because president of the United States is a managerial position as much as anything else, Americans went for a successful manager.

I won’t spell out here Trump’s pre-election accomplishments (and failures) for they’re well known. I will note that it’s both refreshing and instructive to see what he’s achieved in less than three years in office despite the bogus Russian hoax and now the bogus Ukraine impeachment.

But what about Pete Buttigieg, aka, “Mayor Pete.” Should he be the Democrat presidential candidate and actually win, he will be 39, making him the youngest person ever elected president of the United States. What will he have accomplished in his 39 years before arriving at the White House? Because his CV is less well known than Trump’s was at this stage in the primary process, let me recite some of Buttigieg’s career high points:

Buttigieg was his high school’s valedictorian, chosen from a field of around 200 students.

While in high school, Buttigieg wrote an essay praising Bernie Sanders, the man who refuses to abandon communism despite more than 100 million communism-caused deaths in the 21st century. Buttigieg won a John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum “Profiles in Courage” award for that essay.

As an undergraduate at Harvard, Buttigieg majored in history and literature, and was president of the Student Advisory Committee of the Harvard Institute of Politics.

Buttigieg’s bachelor’s thesis was based upon Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, an anti-American novel about the earliest years of the Vietnam War. Greene’s general attitude (also seen in The Third Man) was that Americans ranged from dangerous because of naive stupidity to dangerous because of criminal venality. He didn’t like Americans. (This is not just my bias; even Slate concedes Greene’s hostility to Americans.) The essay was also based upon the work of Perry Miller, one of the first revisionists of American history. As an aside, Margaret Atwood dedicated The Handmaid’s Tale, the book responsible for all those idiot women wandering around in cloaks and hoods since Trump’s election, to Miller.

Buttigieg received a Rhodes Scholarship in 2004. On the one hand, good for him. Its a mark of his real intelligence and his being adept at the academic game (something he probably learned from his father, a professor at Notre Dame). On the other hand, keep in mind that, consistent with John O’Sullivan’s law, the Rhodes Scholarship is increasingly a vehicle for promoting Leftist ideology.

Buttigieg went to Oxford, receiving a BA with first class honors in philosophy, politics, and economics. Again, good for him. No one can or should question Buttigieg’s academic abilities. Everyone should keep in mind that being good at school does not necessarily translate into being effective outside of school.

During college, Buttigieg held the following jobs:

  • A student “investigative intern” at an NBC news affiliate in Chicago.
  • An intern for Democrat Jill Long Thompson’s unsuccessful congressional campaign.
  • A volunteer for Joe Donnelly’s successful congressional campaign.

After leaving Harvard, Buttigieg did the following:

  • A conference director for The Cohen Group, a business that helps businesses with overseas expansion. For those wondering, a conference director is responsible for the logistics of putting a conference together.
  • A policy and research specialist for John Kerry’s failed presidential campaign.

After leaving Oxford, Buttigieg’s days as a volunteer and minion were over and his real career began:

  • Buttigieg worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company for three years in the areas of energy, retail, economic development and logistics. His company’s nondisclosure policy means that he cannot (and probably doesn’t want to) talk about the clients for whom he worked and the specifics of his research. It appears, though, that he did work for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Best Buy, Loblaws (a Canadian supermarket chain). several government agencies (EPA, Energy Department, Defense Department, Postal Service), and a couple of environmentalist groups. Rather amusingly, he’s now getting heat from the Left for being connected with Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s decision to fire people to decrease costs, a charge he denies.
  • Buttigieg took a break to work on another unsuccessful Jill Long Thompson campaign, this time for Indiana governor.
  • In 2007, to his credit, Buttigieg enlisted in the Naval Reserve, where he trained to become an intelligence officer. He spent seven months in Afghanistan in 2014, assigned to a unit identifying and disrupting terrorist financial networks. He also was an armed driver on more than 100 trips to Kabul. Kudos to Buttigieg for being one of many brave Americans who put their lives on the line for us — in a war, incidentally, that the Obama administration consistently lied about to the American people, at the cost of thousands of people killed and wounded.
  • In 2010, Buttigieg ran for Indiana state treasurer — and lost.
  • In 2011, Buttigieg successfully ran for mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a city of slightly over 101,000 people. Out of the 14,883 people who voted, Buttigieg got 10,991 votes. He was reelected in 2015, receiving 8,515 votes from those South Bend residents who bothered to cast their ballots.

Regarding South Bend:

While mayor, Buttigieg can point to the following accomplishments:

  • Shortly into Buttigieg’s mayoralty, it emerged that the South Bend police had illegally recorded telephone calls. Buttigieg made what some would consider a reasonable decision, which is to conclude that the buck stops at the top. In line with that thinking, he demoted the police chief and asked for his resignation. The problem was that, in a city that is approximately 25% black, Buttigieg had turned on the first black police chief in a force that was only 6% black, and he did so right around Ferguson / Black Lives Matter. Buttigieg has since apologized for his managerial decision, but blacks remain hostile to him. It seems to me that, as a manager, Buttigieg made the right call. As a Leftist politician, he did not. And as a person of backbone, his subsequent abasement is unappealing.
  • Throughout his mayoralty, Buttigieg presided over redevelopment of abandoned sites and sold city-owned properties to private developers. While these projects may have been good for South Bend overall (and I don’t know whether that’s true or not), because many blighted properties were in primarily black communities, homes and buildings in those communities vanished, leading to further black dislike for Buttigieg.
  • Buttigieg was a major figure in creating nightly laser light show, paid for with privately raised funds.
  • In his proposal for the 2014 budget, Buttigieg proposed combining three separate departments into one to save costs and improve efficiency, but his proposal failed.
  • In 2015, Buttigieg came out against Indiana Senate Bill 101 (the Religious Freedom Restoration Act), which allows individuals and companies to assert as a defense in legal proceedings that charges against them or demands on them violate their religious freedom. Both before and after its passage, it’s been perceived as a bill hostile LGBTQ-etc people. In addition to coming out against the Act, its passage prompted Buttigieg to come out as gay. Ever since, Buttigieg has been openly hostile to Vice President Mike Pence (who, as Indiana governor signed the bill into law).
  • Buttigieg proposed and mentored a “Smart Streets” urban development plan to turn one-way streets into two-way streets, widen sidewalks, plant trees and install decorative brickwork, add bike lines and roundabouts, and “calm” traffic. This is credited with spurring private development, although the article claiming this is remarkably lukewarm when it comes to facts. One major developer who was planning on building anyway said it was a nice idea, a professor said it was a nice idea too, and another developer said he thought the street modification was really helpful.
  • Buttigieg invested in city parks and leveraged federal funds to help prevent sewage overflow.
  • Buttigieg launched a “home repair” initiative, making funds available to residents wanting to do home repairs, especially Green repairs.

We’re getting into minutiae now. I’ll end by saying that, if you go to Wikipedia, you can see details about the above initiatives and several others that Buttigieg led or in which he participated, all aimed at bringing in money and reorganizing the city government. The penny ante stuff mostly went through while Buttigieg struggled with larger initiatives, whether they passed or not. The pattern seemed to be that the city’s Deep State resisted re-organization and, if Buttigieg was successful in pushing through urban redevelopment, they displaced minority communities.

My sense is that Buttigieg was neither a bad mayor nor a good one. He was a decent mayor who was trying to make his city a more attractive place, with mixed success. Typical for Leftists, he was very gung-ho about combining government and private assets, and then was surprised and dismayed when the people bullied by the combined forces of government and big developers reacted badly.

For a 37-year-old, Buttigieg’s political accomplishments are decent, his military service is laudable, and his intelligence is real. He’s also a smooth and articulate speaker. I disagree strongly with his politics — for he has shown unswerving devotion to the modern, hard Left Democrat party throughout his life — but even that’s not the real issue.

The real issue is that there’s absolutely nothing in Buttigieg’s resume, whether his good grades, his 7-month military tour, his short stint in the private sector, or his average service as mayor, to indicate that he has the experience or the ability to take on the role of senior executive officer for the entire United States of America.

Boiled down to its essentials, all that Buttigieg he has to offer is being the gay version of Obama. After all, Obama had nothing to offer in terms of experience or expertise for the role he took on and, once in that role (i.e., as President) his accomplishments were dismal, to say the least. In fewer than three years, although Trump hasn’t been able to undo all the damage Obama caused, he’s been able to dismantle just about everything Obama put in place. Indeed, the only thing Trump couldn’t fully dismantle was Obamacare, and that failure was on McCain, a petty, vindictive man who put his private grievances ahead of the nation.

Democrats loved Obama’s policies so much they’ve now rank him higher than George Washington (who was a slave owner and a war monger, right?). I have to believe, however, that it was his melanin that gave him a special place in Leftist hearts. That is, Leftism alone wasn’t enough. Obama had the race factor.

In 2019, for all that the Left adores the LGBTQ etc. agenda (which it sees as a battering ram for its control over American culture), I don’t see that slavish devotion transferring to Buttigieg just because he’s gay. It’s one thing to write devotionals about Jesus Obama or the Magic Negro, given America’s long and complicated relationship with American blacks.

It’s another thing entirely to get ordinary Americans on board with the Magic Homosexual. After all, while gays have in the past been derogatorily called “fairies” (and drag queens revel in the image), I don’t think calling Buttigieg a “Magic Homosexual” has quite the same connotation as the Obama worship we saw.

It says a great deal that Buttigieg has emerged as one of the front runners in the Democrat primary race. The more senior people in the race (i.e., Warren and Sanders) are so hard Left that the same more moderate Democrats who madly embraced Obama are likely to be less enthused about embracing a little gay guy, with a mediocre record, whom African-Americans (the single most important voting block in the Democrat party) dislike.

Image credit: Pete Buttigieg caricature by Donkey Hotey; Creative commons, some rights reserved.

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Bookworm Beat 11/9/19: Illustrated edition with Trump virtues and Dem corruption

A monster illustrated edition that reminds you who Trump is and who the people are who wish to destroy him, along with the usual silly stuff and beauty.

We start with wisdom about impeachment and reminders about why we support President Donald J. Trump. Please consider sharing the first two posters, for they articulate core American principles people should know.

Some forgotten footage of Trump being interviewed back in the 1980s. He’s always been a doer and someone who loves America:

And now back to Deep State people who wish to destroy Trump. In poster immediately below, by the way, that’s Eric Ciaramella with a whole bunch of very powerful Democrats.

And now to the ordinary stuff, the stuff not about Donald J. Trump, that reminds us why, no matter how you feel about Trump the man, you need to support Trump the President:

A reminder who we are as Americans:

And I’ll leave you with lots of laughs:

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[VIDEO] Why America loves Donald Trump and why he should win in 2020

The AC/DC soundtrack only makes more powerful this great video contrasting the media’s blind Trump-hatred versus Trump’s virtues and pro-Americanism.

Trump Thunderstruck from Mr Smith on Vimeo.

(Hat tip: Ace of Spades — and you should go to this Ace of Spades link because today’s content is that good, including creative solutions for overhauling a broken legal system.)

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