Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Legal Insurrection, Melania Trump, michelle obama, The Constitution, Winston Churchill
Let us, gentle readers, in words and photographs, explore some of the contrasts with which we’re going to be bombarded in the coming years as the media and other fellow travelers do their best to attack Donald Trump, his family, and everyone associated with them. That includes us. That includes America. We begin with this from The Washington Post:
Visitors to the newly revamped White House website get more than a simple rundown of first lady Melania Trump’s charitable works and interests — they also get a list of her magazine cover appearances and details on her jewelry line at QVC.
Her biography starts with traditional details, such as her date of birth in her native country of Slovenia and information about her background as a model. That’s when the brief backgrounder takes a promotional turn. The website includes a lengthy list of brands that hired her as a model and several of the magazines in which she appeared, including the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
It is not uncommon for the White House to note the accomplishments of the first lady in her official biography, but Trump’s decision to include a detailed list of her media appearances and branded retail goods is unusual.
“Unusual.” Of course. “Unusual” means not usual, not the norm, outside recognized, status quo parameters, so for this contention to have any basis in reality, all previous first ladies of at least the internet age–that would be Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama–must have decided, perhaps for reasons of propriety, to omit on their official White House websites, their highly successful modeling careers, including appearance in the iconic Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. They also chose to omit their successful business ventures.
I do not, of course, slight the aforementioned first ladies. I merely point out the idiocy of the Post’s attempt to manufacture news, and their attempt to claim Mrs. Trump is doing something wrong by including, in her official bio, mention of her business accomplishments. She does not, by the way, hawk her product line, merely mention the fact that she created one. Surely anyone with those truly unusual accomplishments would reasonably include them in a biography?
No person of good will revels in the misery of others, but the Clintons have bought and paid for their expressions at the Inauguration, bought it with lies, crimes, and the gleefully inflicted misery of the innumerable others they have left in their roiled wake. I guess Bill really was looking forward to being First Lady–er, Gentleman.
And mirable dictu! (wonderful to tell), Hollywood progressives have discovered the Constitution, as Prof. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection notes:
Now liberals have discovered the Constitution in it’s full breadth (not just the imagined ‘abortion’ part) because Trump. After the Trump-Khan feud, liberals began to embrace handing out pocket Constitutions:
The American Civil Liberties Union has started giving away pocket versions of the U.S. Constitution after the father of a fallen American soldier offered Donald Trump his copy during his speech at the Democratic National Convention.
On Friday, the group announced that miniature pamphlets of the United States’ guiding framework would be available for free until Election Day on Nov. 8.
This newfound respect for the Constitution is, like all things progressive, relative. They do not, and will not, respect the letter of the law. They intend to claim to honor instead the “values” supposedly found between the lines of the actual text, words which have specific, limiting meanings unlike their ever-changing values, which are inevitably the antithesis of the intentions of the Founders, who chose their words carefully indeed. Progressive’s greatest fear is that under the Trump Administration, the rule of law under the Constitution will be restored. All men will be equal under the law, and progressive’s favored victim groups will enjoy no special status, legal or otherwise.
Three times in my life I raised my right hand and swore to uphold and defend the Constitution. Each time I knew I was pledging my life, if necessary, in that bargain. Those leftists taking an “oath” now profane it by their intentions to sidestep, even destroy the Constitution, and they risk nothing. That’s why Democrats will pull out all the stops to keep any Supreme Court nominee that will actually decide cases based on the Constitution from confirmation.
In the normal stages of grieving, as originally proposed by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, acceptance is a necessary, and redemptive step. Never Trumpers–except those that now want government jobs and despair of getting them–and their progressive allies will never accept Donald Trump and will do all they can to sabotage him, and America.
Fascinating, isn’t it, that young Israelis understand the world–and honor–so well and clearly, and Democrats haven’t a clue and revile those that do. That’s part of the reason why Obama so savaged Israel, and why Democrats mostly agreed with him.
As I’m sure you recall, gentle readers, among the very first things Mr. Obama did upon taking office was to send back to Britain a bust of Winston Churchill that resided in the Oval Office. That was only the first of a long series of insults to the British. Among my early favorites were the iPad Mr. Obama gave the Queen–loaded with his speeches. Also his gift of a set of cheap DVDs of old American movies to the then-Prime Minister. Not only were they encoded for American DVD players–they wouldn’t work on European models–but the PM was legally blind. I’m surprised the British didn’t make a nuclear strike then and there. Mr. Trump began restoring our relationship with England even before he took the oath of office, and Sir Winston is already back across the pond.
In his farewell address, Mr. Obama spoke for more than an hour–and other things:
In his first inaugural address, Mr. Trump spoke for less than 20 minutes–and other things. Encouraging. Also encouraging is:
And finally, is this a great country, or what?
If we hold the politician’s feet to the flame of liberty, it will be greater yet, and sooner rather than later (this should provoke ‘splody heads among our progressive pals).
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Stellar article. It is my hope that schools return to teaching, Good Citizenship, as it was done years ago.
Really great summary. I was one of the 70% who didn’t like either candidate, but it was clear who to vote against. Now I am tentatively upgrading my expectations from cautiously pessimistic to cautiously optimistic.
One area in which I am not conflicted at all is my delight at watching all the right (Left) people struggling to comprehend the new reality. I came across a word new to me, schadenboner. I describes the level of delight at the misfortune of others when schadenfreude is entirely inadequate.
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