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The Trump Administration, and before that his Presidential campaign, have been a long succession of crises, but the most serious crisis has now arrived: Trump appears listless and besieged and his enemies now control the House of Representatives, including its formidable investigatory power. [House Democrats have oversight investigation plans far beyond Russia probe, by Heidi Przybyla, NBC News, November 9, 2018] Yet Trump still has an opportunity—a recent poll found Americans, especially Republicans, regard immigration as the most important issue. [Immigration up sharply as most important U.S. problem, by Justin McCarthy, Gallup, November 20, 2018] This means Trump can do what he did in the final days before the midterms to stave off disaster: rally the base on immigration, throw down the gauntlet on behalf of nationalist populism, and, most importantly, break with the Ryanesque Beltway Right that has led his administration to the brink of disaster.

This situation in some ways is reminiscent of the darkest days of the 2016 election. After the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape leak, Republicans around the country began unendorsing President Trump and there was serious talk of replacing him at the top of the ticket. (Confession: I concluded at that point the election was lost.) Then candidate Trump responded with defiance and gave the greatest speech of his campaign, a fiery call to arms on behalf of populist nationalism. We all know how that election turned out.

And President Trump possesses a critical advantage that he didn’t at this dark time. He now has the united support of the Republican Party, absent a few renegades who exist more as bodyless Main Stream Media talking heads than real political leaders. So, even more than when Trump was a candidate, he has real freedom of action. The Congressional GOP has no choice but to follow him, because the base is with him.

President Trump’s approval rating is also not particularly low. [Trump’s approval rating at 47 percent after midterms, The Hill, November 14, 2018] His approval has recently hit a new high on economic issues, though health care is continuing to serve as a drag. [Trump’s approval rating on economy ticks up to new high, by Brett Samuels, The Hill, November 19, 2018]

To survive, President Trump needs to go full populist. Though it will infuriate some “Movement Conservatives,” this could mean tacking left on infrastructure and health care. Significantly, Leftist cheerleader Matthew Yglesias (who is so uptight about wrongthink that he has blocked VDARE.com on Twitter!) is already worried about the potential of a bipartisan infrastructure bill and is warning Democrats to stay away from working with the president in any form. [House Democrats must resist Trump’s infrastructure trap, Vox, November 9, 2018] Yet if they do, President Trump could credibly blast them as a “do-nothing” Congress.

The health care issue is more serious and complicated, but even here, President Trump could steal a march on Democrats. Already, Bernie Sanders has introduced health care legislation that essentially copies what President Trump has suggested. [Bernie Sanders’ drug price bill mirrors plan from Trump administration, by Robert King, Washington Examiner, November 20, 2018]

But overwhelmingly more important: immigration. Trump absolutely must follow through on the specific proposals he made during the closing days of the midterm campaign.

Most vital: an executive order on Birthright Citizenship. As President Trump acknowledges, the issue would “probably,” go to the Supreme Court, but so much the better [Trump: Birthright Citizenship will ‘probably’ go to the Supreme Court, by Robert Donachie, Washington Examiner, November 9, 2018]. Senator Lindsey Graham’s proposed legislation to end Birthright Citizenship could also be championed. [Lindsey Graham seconds Trump proposal to end birthright citizenship, by Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call, October 30, 2018]

Needless to say, the lame-duck Republican Congress is showing little willingness to fight for wall funding, even as the migrant caravan dominates the headlines. [Donald Trump hits a congressional wall on border wall funding, by Neil Munro, Breitbart, November 15, 2018] But according to a new poll, a majority of swing voters want to see the wall built, as well as the vast majority of Republican voters (80 percent). [Midterm exit poll: Majority of swing voters, Republicans support border wall, by John Binder, Breitbart, November 18, 2018]

This is not an issue that President Trump can or should compromise on. He has sufficient support within his party and among the public for a shutdown. More importantly, “The Wall” is his signature promise—a wall that he said “must be built quickly.”

If the wall is not built in two years, there is no reason for him to even run for re-election in 2020: he will be laughed off the stage. For that reason, he needs to change the debate about immigration by proposing the remittance tax briefly suggested during the campaign. The refusal to do this constitutes political malpractice of the highest order.

Furthermore, as Ann Coulter keeps suggesting, President Trump doesn’t need Congress to build the wall. [Ann Coulter: Trump doesn’t need Congress to build the wall, Fox News, November 18, 2018] Perhaps a judge would try to stop it, but isn’t it worth having that fight?

Speaking of judges, a federal judge (appointed, needless to say, by Barack Obama) has now declared the government can’t block asylum seekers. [If we can’t stop this invasion, we no longer have a sovereign nation, by Daniel Horowitz, ConservativeReview, November 20, 2018] As Daniel Horowitz observed, this is the time for President Trump to “shoot for the moon” on immigration, including stripping courts of jurisdiction over immigration.

In terms of other legislation, mandatory E-Verify would also be a fight worth having, one that could well end in victory. The odd pattern of elections switching from Republican to Democratic victories after Election Day has many normie grassroots Republicans talking about voter fraud. This is a priceless opportunity to bring up a Secure Voter ID, based entirely on the exemplary Mexican system. This is a fight well worth having, on an issue of great salience to the entire conservative movement.

Finally, none of this matters unless President Trump—perhaps for the first time in his presidency—starts appointing people who support his agenda. He is already talking about removing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. [Trump refuses to commit to Kirstjen Nielson continuing as DHS Secretary, by Rachel Withers, Vox, November 18, 2018] With an expanded Republican Senate, it is time for a firm Trump loyalist at DHS, someone like Kris Kobach.

After so many disappointments and defeats, Trump and his Presidency are cornered. And there are already some ominous signs Trump is weakening on immigration and wants to go back to business as usual. [From dire warnings to happy talk: Trump changes his tune after the midterms, by Philip Rucker and Josh Dawsey, Washington Post, November 19, 2018]

But his enemies won’t let him. They are coming not just for his administration, but for his business and his family. As Peter Brimelow advised so long ago (drawing on Pat Buchanan), the president must “wheel and fight” or suffer a fate worse than Nixon.

It is all in Trump’s hands. He’s out of time and out of excuses.

There’s no way out but through.

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  1. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    “Then candidate Trump responded with defiance and gave the greatest speech of his campaign, a fiery call to arms on behalf of populist nationalism.”

    In the hyperlinked VDare article the video of that speech has been disabled. But anything worthwhile uttered by Donald Trump for over 30 minutes during the campaign were the words of someone else, principally Stephen Miller. Just as was the case when President Trump took the podium and gave another great speech upon his inauguration, he neither understood nor believed a word of it.

    “He’s out of time and out of excuses.”

    No, he’s not. Beltway pundits like Mr. Kirkpatrick have been saying this since February 2017, and they’ll be saying it for as long as President Trump is center stage at the Puppet Show.

  2. peterAUS says:

    To survive, President Trump needs to go full populist.

    It is all in Trump’s hands. He’s out of time and out of excuses.

    Yes.

    The moment of truth. The question.

    I just feel the answer won’t be as the author wishes.

    Because of

    ….none of this matters unless President Trump—perhaps for the first time in his presidency—starts appointing people who support his agenda.

    Yeah…..

    The above would require an extraordinary man.
    True, sometimes a big man (not great, not extraordinary) does, in certain circumstances, rise to the challenge and becomes such a man. Takes…..something….nobody saw it before, not even him.

    Do I see Mr. Trump as having “that”?
    Won’t say.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  3. US has no functioning government (Imagine so many branches of government)
    US population is an audience in Colosseum watching the dog fight, and eager to see a blood.
    (and it will be coming}

  4. @anonymous

    “In the hyperlinked VDare article the video of that speech has been disabled. But anything worthwhile uttered by Donald Trump for over 30 minutes during the campaign were the words of someone else, principally Stephen Miller. Just as was the case when President Trump took the podium and gave another great speech upon his inauguration, he neither understood nor believed a word of it.”

    Unfortunately, Jewish power and influence is a significant problem in this country, but Stephen Miller is one Jew who I wish had a hell of a lot more power and influence.

    • Replies: @Reuben Kaspate
  5. It’s hopeless. Jared is the effective chief of staff. He doesn’t want what we want. For whatever reason the president is really loyal to this guy. He’s letting his loyalty to his son in law sink his presidency, the presidency of the United States! The man got to be president and he has squandered it for his favorite child’s husband.

  6. Art says:

    Trump has made his first major unforgivable blunder – he has done something 90% of Americans would not do – save MBS’s murdering ass.

    He can save Saudi without saving MBS – it appears he is not even trying. It is Saudi who needs us – not we need Saudi. Hmm – Mr. Tough Guy is not so tough.

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. Every time Trump gets something seriously wrong – it involves Javanka.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Art
    , @annamaria
  7. Realist says:

    Trump is a Deep Stater through and through. It is so obvious, anyone with a modicum of objectivity can see it. Only those that are ‘Trump no matter what’ club members think otherwise.

    • Agree: jacques sheete
  8. APilgrim says:

    The 2-year Globalist Temper Tantrum has given Democrats control of the House.

    As a result, the stock markets are crashing & the economic outlook darkens.

    The Resistance won a battle, but they are losing the war.

    President Trump brought unparalleled prosperity. Dems are returning us to mediocrity.

  9. Cannot see a Trump presidential crisis, maybe the USA now is comparable to France just after the storming of the Bastille, and before the guillotine freed France of the ruling class.
    The revolution has begun, but the old rulers still are there.
    The Lenin coup of end 1917 just became effective after the Russian aristocracy had fled the country, and the Romanovs had been killed.
    Wilhelm Zimmermann, ‘Der grosse deutsche Bauernkrieg’, 1856, 1982, Berlin
    The book, originally written in 1856, is about the big German farmer rebellion of 1524, hope I have the date right.
    The writer, in his end conclusion, was of the opinion that the farmers’ big mistake was that, when the rebellion was at its height; not having dealt bloodily with their enemies, aristocracy and church.
    In stead, they concluded a deal.
    The revenge of aristocracy and church was horrible.
    To prevent any misunderstanding, I hate violence and bloodshed.
    But as long as Deep State with mouth pieces CNN, Washpost and NYT can continue as they do now, no respect whatsoever for democracy, the crisis in USA society will continue, is my expectation.
    Where it will lead to, one side will win, but which ?

  10. @anonymous

    ” President Trump took the podium and gave another great speech upon his inauguration, he neither understood nor believed a word of it. ”
    During my whole life I regretted not to be able to read other peoples minds.
    From what Trump did until now I did not conclude that he does not mean what he said.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  11. anastasia says:

    It is ridiculous to say that polls show that the vast majority want the wall built, and that their number one priority is to stop immigration. How can that be when their vote is a vote that completely bars that objective. Congress is the branch with the money to build the wall – congress is the branch that passes immigration legislation.

    The vote for a Democratic majority insures that the wall not be built, and that these immigrants carrying a Honduran flag should be permitted to “invade” this country. Why would voters do that if this was their number one priority – to build the wall and to stop immigration. Trump is not stupid. He knows what that vote means. It means they do not want to stop immigration.

    Both cannot be true. Either the vast majority of the people want to stop these waves of immigration, and the voting for those Democrats in Congress was fraudulent, or the recent poll the author refers to is a fraud.

    Both cannot be true.

    • Replies: @liljoe
  12. tyrone says:

    Can the president invoke the Patriot act? ,close the border , marshal law from Brownsville to San Diego ,no federal judges. The army corps of engineers could then build a wall.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  13. geokat62 says:
    @anonymous

    In the hyperlinked VDare article the video of that speech has been disabled.

    I found this working version on YT:

  14. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @tyrone

    That would be martial law, Sheriff.

    But do dream on…

  15. “Furthermore, as Ann Coulter keeps suggesting, President Trump doesn’t need Congress to build the wall. [Ann Coulter: Trump doesn’t need Congress to build the wall, Fox News, November 18, 2018] Perhaps a judge would try to stop it, but isn’t it worth having that fight?”

    It’s called the Corps of Engineers and the financing comes right of DOD. Good grief.

    good grief!!!

    This issue is clearly under his domain that he should be wielding a “big stick” without batting an eye.

    The real rhetorical threat is from in Congress and throughout the country who call themselves libertarians — they like their liberal counterparts see immigration laws as a nuisance, they see the Constitution as antiquated and out of step with their agendas. They see the country itself as old and a nuisance to their ambitions. Academia itself has increasingly taken technological advances as vehicles not as tools of exchange, but as bonds that exceed the bonds of sovereignty.

    And here even I recognize that christian ethos is a problem, for millions of christian think that political governance is trumped on this issue by christian charity — they cannot support it scriptural. But then scripture is the very last thing on the minds and lips of many of the main stream churches – or the country could hardly the social mess that it is. There used to be an old saying “charity begins at home”. Nothing in our immigration policies or borders laws to sovereignty violates the word of Christ and nothing about our laws prevents christians who are “so called” to travel abroad to be in Christ’s work. They don’t have a leg to stand on regarding violating the rules on immigration.

  16. Hysterical drama; too funny.:

    For Trump, Danger and Opportunity At the Critical Moment of His Presidency

    However, it’s nice to see that UR has added a comic section no matter how skim-worthy. Yawn.

    • Agree: lavoisier
  17. Durruti says:

    Kirkpatrick = more deep state – misdirection.

    He wants a ‘wall.’ He wants Casino Trump to build a wall (with his own hands). He wants a 1500 mile long Wall. For those who have seen the SW ‘border,’ it is already substantially walled, with much desert on both sides.

    The Wall exists around our hearts and minds. This wall is far more imprisoning than the Berlin, and Palestine Wall, and more effective than the Maginot.

    Avoid the democrat v republic gang Professional Wrestling show. Former Independent Governor Jesse Ventura wrote:

    https://www.bing.com/search?q=democrips+and+rebloodlicans+no+more+gangs+in+government+dick+russell&filters=ufn%3a%22democrips+and+rebloodlicans+no+more+gangs+in+government+dick+russell%22+sid%3a%22a5dc63e1-3eca-2ef6-dd1c-f5993c6d664e%22+catguid%3a%22764a2b51-4fde-ad01-d9f6-93d1541db59c_c0bcbbc4%22+segment%3a%22generic.carousel%22+secq%3a%22democrips+and+rebloodlicans+no+more+gangs+in+government+dick+russell%22+supwlcar%3a%220%22+segtype%3a%22Qm9vaw%3d%3d%22+ctype%3a%220%22+mltype%3a%220%22+eltypedim1%3a%22Book%22&FORM=BWTSCR

    The Only Road is for us to Restore Our Republic,

    Rebuild our Nation, its infrastructure, and Liberties.

    And:

    Help our Latin American neighbors to rebuild their Countries. [which was a goal of our last Constitutional President, John F. Kennedy] Prosperity and Liberty will greatly limit the numbers of refugees. There is only one race, and as Red Green says, “We are all in this together.”

    Durruti

  18. KenH says:

    the president must “wheel and fight” or suffer a fate worse than Nixon.

    But he needs to fight with deeds and not just tweets and campaign rally one liners. It looks like Trump will be giving us compassionate populism with prison reform, ending the federal ban on marijuana, some type of amnesty and periodic racial appeals to blacks and Latinos (but NEVER to whites). Not unlike Dubya’s compassionate conservatism of the community reinvestment act and hispandering in his first term and demands for amnesty late in his second term. And of course endless war for gawd’s chosen people.

    IOW, his 80% white base can just go screw themselves while he becomes part of the swamp.

    Typically when the going gets tough Republicans go centrist and/or buy in to left wing domestic initiatives and it certainly looks like Trump is just going to repeat that failed and doomed strategy in what will probably be his final two years in the WH and Republicans potentially getting wiped off the map for good in 2020.

    We could be staring at an Obama 2.0 presidency in the form of radical Kamala “the KKK is everywhere” Harris or pasty faced Obama with Beta O’ Rourke in 2020. And we might be damning ourselves for ever placing our trust in Trump (sorry Ann).

  19. Trump doesn’t need Congress to strip the lower Federal courts of jurisdiction over immigration: The Executive needs to force the issue by telling the inferior court judge that his order is ultra vires (beyond his or her authority) and then order the Executive Branch agencies and authorities to carry out the business of enforcing the laws as written. He also needs to tell SCOTUS, as the lead of the US judiciary, to get its house in order and put the inferior courts back in their boxes, or he will take the case for judicial reform to Congress and the American People; he should ram the point home by publicly announcing his support for a Convention of the States and encouraging his supporters to get fully behind it and a very necessary set judicial reforms to put an end to the rising tide of kritarchy.

  20. nsa says:

    This article and the comments so far are ridiculous. As long as Trumpstein delivers for the jooies, he is as safe as a newborn babe in a hospital incubator…..

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  21. The main problem in America is that the government and Trump are under Zionist control and that came about via the Zionist owned FED and IRS in 1913 and from that came the Zionist instigated wars including WWI and right down through to the Mideast wars. Nathan Rothschild said , I care not what puppet is put on the throne of England , the man who controls the money supply controls the British Empire and I am that man!

    Trump has as much control over the government as an ant on a log floating down the Mississippi and the ant thinks he is steering it, the Zionists are in complete control and until and if the people wake up it will remain under Zionist control, as Nathan Rothschild said, control of a nations money is CONTROL and look at the money it says Federal Reserve Note ie Zionist money created out of thin air and from a Zionist ATM ether machine and the Zionists also tax we goyim on any gains on this Zionist created money via their privately own IRS , so the Zionists have a privately owned FED and a privately owned IRS and they via this own some 330 million America slaves on their American plantation!

    Both parties are controlled by the Zionists be it Republicon or Demonrat , it is all a charade , a shell game and we are all pawns in the Zionist game and the only POTUS who tried to stop the game was JFK and they shot him in full view of the American people and any hope of cutting the Zionist chains that bind us died with him on that day in Dallas!

    • Replies: @Che Guava
    , @Dave Bowman
  22. @Pinche Perro

    Why should any Jew have “a hell of a lot of more power and influence” in a largely White-Christian nation? Shouldn’t the majority have it?

    • Replies: @Pinche Perro
  23. Z-man says:
    @peterAUS

    To survive, President Trump needs to go full populist.

    Agreed

    Do I see Mr. Trump as having “that”?
    Won’t say.

    Yeah I go along with that. He pushes full blast nationalist one minute and then retreats. There must be a lot of pulling Trump away from his correct populist philosophy by the Deep State within and without his administration. Snakes like that Jew Miller and traitor Bolton imbedded in the WH does not help. As Desert Fox says we have ZOG, for the most part, and must ultimately be defeated.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  24. @Reuben Kaspate

    I’m fine with any non-Jew, who has the views on immigration that Miller has, having a lot of influence. Ok? Jeez, does that make you happy?

    Yeah, I know Miller is Jewish, but he’s more a of an American patriot than several white, gentile republicans that have positions in the federal government.

    Kris Kobach is excellent on immigration….but Trump was too much of a pussy to appoint him to a position in his administration. Now, Kobach can’t even win the governorship of Kansas, one of the reddest states in the nation.

  25. Che Guava says:
    @DESERT FOX

    I agree with many things you are saying.

    Your semi-religous devotion to the JFK cult, though, seems stupid to me. Sure, he was the most recent of your predendexies to be assassinated, can’t see how he did any good, except starting the Moon programme, if it was real.

    • Replies: @DESERT FOX
    , @Durruti
  26. Trump could do a grand bargain with the populist side of the Democratic party and support Bernie’s “Medicare for All” plan in exchange for laying off the impeachment investigations. This would also benefit him in the next election by stealing all the thunder from the Hillary wing of the Democratic party. Who needs a party gatekeeper when you already have a successful deal with the opposition?

  27. @Che Guava

    JFK had signed executive order 11110 which authorized replacing Federal Reserve Notes with U.S. silver certificates and within weeks he was murdered by the Zionist kabal, and in addition JFK was going to start pulling the troops out of Vietnam and he told this to Senator Mike Mansfield of Montana , my home state, and as a result of these two decisions his fate was sealed!

    In addition the Zionists had RFK and JFK jr. killed , and that is the way business is done on the Zionist plantation also known as America!

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    , @Che Guava
  28. Che Guava says:
    @jilles dykstra

    As a fellow non-U.S.A. person and only a mind-reader at times, this Trump seems like a three-dollar-bill piece of theatre.

    What has he done?

    Moved his daughter and her dunce (you don’t have have a brain if you are filthy rich) husband into the prexi-palace.

    Moved the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

    Withdrawn from several sensible treaties, related to Iran and weapons regulation.

    Withdrawn from at least one senseless treaty, the Paris accord.

    Cut taxes for corporations and the very rich, for a very short-lived jobs boom among their slaves.

    Fired the one guy (Sessions) who was doing things to implement existing immigration law.

    Done nothing about southern border security.

    Forgave Hillary for clear criminal acts, as a consequence has his own feet held to the flame for a lot of invented trash for two years now, no sign of it stopping.

    More, of course.

  29. Durruti says:
    @Che Guava

    “can’t see”

    You’ve got that right!

    Your cynicism shines through. You “can’t see” Supporting the last Constitutional President, and the remnants of our Democratic Republic. One need not nominate JF Kennedy for sainthood, to understand that he died fighting for America. We all died, along with our Republic, on November 22, 1963.

    This is a partial list of the Accomplishments and other efforts of our Finest President, John F. Kennedy.

    1. JF Kennedy served in the navy, and saved the lives of his PT Boat crew.

    2. He forced Big Steel to rescind a 10% price hike.

    3. He attempted to de-nuclearize the Middle East (by forcing its only nuclear power to give up their Nukes).

    4. JF Kennedy was the first President to support Full Legal Equality for all Americans.

    5. JF Kennedy held weekly Press Conferences, and had the attention and respect of the reporters.

    6. JF Kennedy was the author of 4 Books and numerous articles. [Read his Profiles in Courage sometime, and see his quality.

    https://www.amazon.com/Profiles-Courage-John-F-Kennedy/dp/B000U22HEK

    7. JF Kennedy refused to violate the Constitution by bombing Castro’s Cuba.

    8. JF Kennedy avoided World war III, by negotiating a reasonable compromise with Soviet Leader Nikita Khruschev.

    9. JF Kennedy strongly supported the independence of 40 African nations, (including South Africa, – where the Zionists were ensconced in the Apartheid Government, and producing their Atomic weapons).

    *This is a partial list of JFK’s accomplishments. He made mistakes. He attempted to ameliorate America’s imperialism, (but not to end it).

    I suppose a succinct detailed article of JF Kennedy’s life, including his 1000 Days, is in order for this website.

    When it came time for the original Durruti to defend his Spanish Republic, he was there. It is time for us to be Present, and Restore Our Republic, and with it, our Honor, and our Sovereignty.

    God Bless John F. Kennedy! and

    God Bless America!

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  30. wayfarer says:

    Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles

    “Democrats Plan to Obstruct Cold War Planning While Causing a Cold War”

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  31. peterAUS says:
    @Z-man

    …his correct populist philosophy..

    Disagree.

    Trump has no philosophy applicable in politics.
    He is a gifted businessman. The game he’s trying to play now is above that. High above.

    To deliver what he promised he has to change.
    I’ll come clean: he will not.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  32. Che Guava says:

    By the way, I am not sure if it was on this thread, but there was a list of U.S. political assanations of the 1960s, the usual

    J.F.K., Lee Harvey Oswald, Rubenstein, R.F.K., Michael L.K. Malcolm Little, etc. The typical ritual list.

    If you are counting Malcolm Little (X), shot by NoI people for apostasy (NoI is not orthodox Islam, and is better for it), they confessed and did time for it, you also have to count George Lincoln Rockwell and George Wallace, sure, the latter didn’t die, but was permanently incapacitated, and circumstances very murky.

    Rockwell, it seems, by a disaffected member of his own group, much like Little.

    I am sure that a knowledgable U.S.A. person would be able to extend the list.

  33. anon[948] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art

    When a standard exist, it is possible to agree or to disagree, without a standard it is possible only to argue.

    I would like to know one thing Trump has gotten right? Before answering please define what is right from what is wrong? Your definition needs to be in terms that every act, every word the POTUS or a member of the 527 person Oligarch controlled USA, inc. says or does is easily distinguished by the right from wrong definition.

    Trump proved his own amorality by continuing, in spite of his cease war campaign rhetoric, the USA murder and plunder for profit activities of the types going on in (SYRIA, South Africa, AFGHANISTAN, Venezuela, UKRAINE, Yemen, MBS. and now this https://www.rt.com/news/444737-uk-funded-campaign-russia-leaks/).

    JKs words “Most vital: an executive order on Birthright Citizenship. As President Trump acknowledges, the issue would “probably,” go to the Supreme Court, but so much the better [Trump: Birthright Citizenship will ‘probably’ go to the Supreme Court, by Robert Donachie, Washington Examiner, November 9, 2018]. Senator Lindsey Graham’s proposed legislation to end Birthright Citizenship could also be championed. [Lindsey Graham seconds Trump proposal to end birthright citizenship, by Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call, October 30, 2018]”

    I propose that instead of selectively disenfranchising Americans: law should deny dual citizenship. Prohibition of Dual Citizen would work better than building a wall. Every citizenship in the USA governed America holding citizenship in any other country, would be required to chose, without privilege of changing one’s mind, to be a USA citizen or to be the citizen of some other country, no one should be able to be both a USA citizen and a citizen of another nation. This law might disenfranchise all Jewish nation citizens?

    Should the supreme court overturn the 14th amendment many domestic Americans, and expats living abroad, would loose their citizenship in the USA. But losing citizen in the USA would not change their status as humans or as Americans.

    • Replies: @Art
  34. @DESERT FOX

    …that is the way business is done on the Zionist plantation also known as America!

    I’m happy to see that some appreciate reality. The ever faithful Trumpettes probably won’t see that the USA has long ago replaced Britain as the main stooge for the One World money bag clique.

    Henceforth, Britain will do the bidding of her real masters ; she has
    become the tool of the schemers against all she holds dear, namely, her faith, her patriotism, traditions, civilisation. She grants the “ returned ” aliens equality of civil rights ; they may and do become mayors over Christian population, and within a short time Britain is ruled by a Jewish Prime Minister, Disraeli, first and foremost a Jew and the flunkey of the powerful Rothschild financiers.

    One of the consequences of this disastrous political mistake is the transformation of the national attitude of Great Britain and her colonies into that of the British Empire. Disraeli who inspired it knew what he was scheming for, the British people did not. But with him, Zionism is carried up to the very heights of the British Throne, a Zionist World Empire is on the high road to realisation.

    -Leslie Fry, “The Jews and the British Empire,” 1935

    https://archive.org/stream/FryLeslieTheJewsAndTheBritishEmpire/Fry_Leslie_–_The_jews_and_the_British_Empire_djvu.txt

    No doubt Fry was an “antee-Semite” and “kunspiracy theerist” tho!! ;)

  35. @Che Guava

    If he did nothing, why the daily Deep State hystery against him, why a Mueller trying to find a way to impeach him, why a Merkel saying ‘w’re alone, need an army, even if to fight the USA’ ?
    Why a Stoltenberg during a NATO dinner looking at Trump bashing NATO, as if he saw a ghost ?
    Why also on this side of the Atlantic anti Trump hysteria all the time ?
    Trump, in my opinion, of course I may be proved wrong, the first emperor in world history who understands that the empire days are over, that continung the Democrat Obama way will destroy the USA empire as Churchill destroyed the British, and acts accordingly:America First.

    Not: world control first.
    Such a 180° change is not easy, it was not for Chrustjow when he denounced Stalin, it was not for Gorbatchow with glasnost.
    I must admit I do not understand anything Trump does, but about his long term policies I until now have no doubt.

    Moving the USA embassy in Israel, if this keeps Netanyahu happy, fine.
    Threatening Iran, another sand in the eyes of Netanyahu move ?
    Indeed stopped the CO2 madness.
    I know too little about his tax measures.
    Southern border security, the news we get here is quite different.
    Not arrresting Hillary, very wise, why antagonise Deep State even more ?

    Maybe what he did not is far more important than what he did:
    - he did not seek war with Russia over Syria
    - there is no sign he supports Deep State, Pentagon, NATO and the EU in their efforts to escalate the tension with Russia
    - he did not sign Marrakech
    - he did not wage war on N Korea
    - he does not escalate tension with China in the South Chinese See.

    Maybe his biggest accomplishment is still being alive, not having provoked Deep State to the ultimate remedy.
    What he did do, tax measures to bring work back to the USA.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  36. @wayfarer

    Spinoza understood that without power there cannot be justice.
    But, at the highest level, there is no power.
    Enthusiasts about international law cannot face this truth.

    • Replies: @wayfarer
  37. Che Guava says:
    @DESERT FOX

    Fox,

    I appreciate the reply. Don’t see how JFK Jr. could have gained any particular zio-ire. Wasn’t he running an innocuous political-gossip rag called George?

  38. Author should ask himself: Is it good for the Jews/Israel? Because this is what Trump and the Republican parties owner Israel is asking..
    What does Sheldon Adelson think about this? Trump has to ask him first. Not good!

  39. @Che Guava

    Devil’s advocacy:

    Resisted (mostly by subterfuge) an escalation with Russia over Syria

    Moved substantially on the Korean issue, with good consequences for the Korean people, facing tremendous headwinds

    Kept his ass in the saddle, though that seemed remote after his first months

    Maybe most importantly, energized a lot of people on a lot of issues previously taboo.

    Having said that, I agree with what you say, except the bit on Sessions, who was always captured.

    • Agree: Che Guava
    • Replies: @peterAUS
  40. Z-man says:
    @peterAUS

    I’m still holding out hope for us American nationalists but yes he is buckling under the pressure of the ‘Powers That Be’. With billionaire mutant Zionists like Adelman having Trump in his side pockets it does not look good. But we shall see, hope springs eternal.
    BTW, Trump’s a businessman and a politician, sometimes even a skilled one.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  41. wayfarer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle

    ” ‘There are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout,’ Thoreau wrote as he contemplated how silence ennobles speech. In the century and a half since, we have created a culture that equates loudness with leadership, abrasiveness with authority. We mistake shouting for powerful speech much as we mistake force for power itself. And yet the real measure of power is more in the realm of Thoreau’s ‘fine things.’ ”

    “The power paradox …”

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacher_Keltner
    source: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/09/28/power-paradox-dachter-keltner/

  42. peterAUS says:
    @Z-man

    I’m still holding out hope for us American nationalists but yes he is buckling under the pressure of the ‘Powers That Be’.

    He is. Irrelevant.

    What IS relevant is simple “WHY“?

    Because they are all powerful?
    They have something on him/his family?
    Easy answers and way out.

    Or….

    Something else?
    That else related to both him and his support base.

    My (so obvious) point is very simple: the solution to the problem is not Trump. It is “American nationalists”, whatever that might be. Or British. Or….whatever.
    I won’t spell it out because that is actually Catch 22.

    BTW, Trump’s a businessman and a politician, sometimes even a skilled one.

    He is. The former on national level. The later not even on a state level.

    Hahaha…and, the most important, do YOU/WE really need a politician? Hahaha….I mean….aren’t we all in this mess exactly because of “politicians”?

    We don’t need them; actually you guys rejected them by choosing Trump.

    We need something else.
    And that’s the problem here.

    • Replies: @Parsnipitous
  43. peterAUS says:
    @Parsnipitous

    …energized a lot of people on a lot of issues previously taboo…

    That’s pretty much it.

    BUT, at the same time, it warned TPTBs and their (useful) idiots. They are regrouping and reorganizing…even rethinking. They thought they had won the war, relaxed and lost a battle.
    The ARE getting ready for the next one, hard. They are using time well.
    “Our” side isn’t using either time or, more importantly, the position, well.

    That’s the problem.
    The solution….now, that appears to be a bit complicated…..

  44. Che Guava says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Good points Jilies.

    … but he was promising so much more, also to parts of overseas audiences.

    I can see how he was had to wade through a lake of mud to do what he has been able to, but think he has also always incapacitated himself by choices, starting with the nonsenical Javanka.

    As for Syria, he is commander-in-chief, why not just withdraw, instead of maintaining garrisons to support jihadis?

    That is where the servant of Israel part really comes in (as with the constant threats to Iran).

    The US forces should not be in Syria at all now, and never should have been.

    The obvious solution: leave.

    Of course, the Turks would remain a problem in the north (the obvious solution with the Kurds would be some kind of automony within the state), and the Israelis in the south (whose goal is continued mayhem).

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  45. Agent76 says:

    Folks need to get over their assumptions.

    “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” Isaac Asimov

    Jul 23, 2016 Trump Exposes Trump

    In his own words, Donald Trump reveals his hypocrisy about Iraq, immigration, health care, abortion, Libya, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and more.

  46. @Che Guava

    ” As for Syria, he is commander-in-chief, why not just withdraw, instead of maintaining garrisons to support jihadis? ”
    Keeping up appearances, I suppose.
    Twice now there have been fake attacks by Trump on Syria, in my opinion a combined Trump-Putin show.
    Do not foret that Israel has in fact been at war with Syria as long as Israel exists.
    Withdrawing now militarily means nothing, Assad still is there, Putin has navy and other bases in Syria.
    But for me leaving now completely is giving Deep State a tremendous propaganda argument.
    If I were Trump, I would never take the risk

  47. wayfarer says:

    No fan of turncoat Trump or our corrupt U.S. government, but this is some real good breaking news for rank-and-file working-class Americans.

    Deal with Mexico would make asylum seekers wait outside U.S. border.

    The Trump administration has won the support of Mexico’s incoming government for a plan to remake U.S. border policy by requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims move through U.S. courts, according to Mexican officials and senior members of president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s transition team.

    The agreement would break with long-standing asylum rules and place a formidable new barrier in the path of Central American migrants attempting to reach the United States and escape poverty and violence. By reaching the accord, the Trump administration has also overcome Mexico’s historic reticence to deepen cooperation with the United States on an issue widely seen here as America’s problem.

    source:https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-united-states-mexico-asylum-20181124-story.html

  48. @peterAUS

    I think I sort of understand where you’re coming from.

    So the problem is not Trump (I agree), but his followers: nationalists, anti-establishment folks, maybe those anarchist- or libertarian-leaning, social conservatives, even previously hard-left people who came to their senses…

    Fine, but it’s harsh to blame reactive people for not having a “solution”. People (myself included) may still need lots of time to simply find their heads, let alone a coherent, viable political philosophy. That’s the problem when you’ve been indoctrinated for decades.

  49. peterAUS says:

    So the problem is not Trump (I agree), but his followers: nationalists, anti-establishment folks, maybe those anarchist- or libertarian-leaning, social conservatives, even previously hard-left people who came to their senses…

    Yes.

    Fine, but it’s harsh to blame reactive people for not having a “solution”.

    It is what it is. They do NOT have a solution.
    As I’ve said before, several times, they know what they do NOT want; they do not know what they actually want and, more importantly, HOW go get it.
    “Reactive” you say. Exactly. That is not how you change things for better.

    That’s the crux of this matter. This is serious game. Can’t see anything more serious. In such a game you are either good player or not.
    I mean…haha…of all the people you, Americans, should know that being “right” in moral sense means shit. Red Indians, just for starter.
    Winning or losing is all that matters. ALL.

    People (myself included) may still need lots of time to simply find their heads, let alone a coherent, viable political philosophy. That’s the problem when you’ve been indoctrinated for decades.

    I hear you. Besides, you are the man on the ground; I am nobody far away.
    Having said that what you do (or DON’T do) affects and shall effect me and people I care for here. Hehe…you think I’d be paying attention to similar issue in Uruguay?

    You…do….NOT…have …..much …..time.
    You are in a fight. In fight smart use of time is …well…fundamental. “METT-T……even C”. The third “T” there.

    You know how this shit is supposed to be done? Trump core base should have produced a think tank ages ago. That think tank should have, ALREADY, (TWO YEARS……………………………..) produced a coherent, WRITTEN, political philosophy, even a working document as to have to make it happen.
    This is amateur night.

    You know how many battles in war, even wars itself, were lost because of lost initiative, being late etc?

    Having said all this, well…..you guys do have a capability to surprise and make impossible possible.
    So…….the rest of the world on your side is watching, hoping….but…hehe…at the same time, having own, even personal, contingencies, should you fail.
    You know, hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

  50. Agent76 says:

    Nov 20, 2018 Tribulation Trump Vs Anarchy Acosta

  51. Art says:
    @Art

    Trump has made his first major unforgivable blunder – he has done something 90% of Americans would not do – save MBS’s murdering ass.

    Flash forward to the 2020 election – can you see a campaign add showing Trump belly to belly playing kissy face with MBS? How about a little sword dancing? Maybe a super imposed turban thing? Hmm?

    Trump should NEVER meet MBS again – PERIOD!

    Think Peace — Art

  52. Art says:
    @anon

    Trump has made his first major unforgivable blunder – he has done something 90% of Americans would not do – save MBS’s murdering ass.

    I would like to know one thing Trump has gotten right?

    My point is that he is almost 100% out of step with the American people on MBS – that has never happened before – right or wrong he has always had some measure of support.

    He is saying that he does not know if MBS did it – about 99% of everyone would disagree with that. He is lying. It is not good for him to lie to everyone. (Other than ego statements and lies – most of the time he has some measure of truth with him.)

    Think Peace — Art

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  53. llloyd says: • Website

    While this is amusing. Living in a country that actually had a revolution seventy years ago, I keep thinking what does this have to do with actual governance. This can’t last much longer before America has a Caesar. Trump actually reminds me of Cicero. The politician not the philosopher who may be an invention of his slave Tiro. His inclinations are in the right wise direction but he is weak. He is a wheeler dealer not a natural leader. He never held a political post in his life before his presidency, not even served in the military. His daughter Ivanka is in serious legal trouble, if he could break the hold the Kushners have over him, he might retrieve himself. Cicero was assassinated.

  54. peterAUS says:

    This can’t last much longer before America has a Caesar.

    That’s one of options and possible outcomes of all of this.

    Trump actually reminds me of Cicero. The politician not the philosopher who may be an invention of his slave Tiro. His inclinations are in the right wise direction but he is weak. He is a wheeler dealer not a natural leader.

    Pretty much.

    Cicero was assassinated.

    He was, more accurately, “proscription-ed” (among a lot of other people in the losing camp), with vengeance.
    Present day equivalent would be long prison sentence in Federal penitentiary.

  55. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Art

    He is saying that he does not know if MBS did it – about 99% of everyone would disagree with that. He is lying. It is not good for him to lie to everyone. (Other than ego statements and lies – most of the time he has some measure of truth with him.)

    This response, and his foolish attempt to justify this response, has made it clear who rules Trump’s brain.

    Trump was doomed the moment he betrayed the advisers who helped him win the presidency and appointed to his cabinet the usual cabal of evil fools who are most responsible for destroying the nation and its values.

    The man does not have the intellectual ability or moral clarity needed to overcome the rot at the heart of our Republic.

    He was an unlikely hero to lead us out of the wilderness at any rate.

    America first??

    Of course not!

    • Replies: @Art
  56. RW says:

    If Trump does not follow through, Miller will quit.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  57. liljoe says:
    @anastasia

    “and the voting for those Democrats in Congress was fraudulent”
    Bingo. They didn’t even attempt to hide the fraud in Florida
    The Democrats have learned these last two cycles that fraud will not only go unpunished, but you don’t even have to try to hide it anymore. As long as a Democrat counts the votes, they win.

  58. denk says:

    Why Cicero ?
    uncle sham is the modern Crassus.

    For the uninitiated,

    ‘Just to give you an idea of what sort of man Crassus really was, he is credited with invention of the fire brigade. But in Crassus’ version, his fire-fighting slaves would race to the scene of a burning building whereupon Crassus would offer to buy it on the spot for a tiny fraction of it’s worth. If the owner sold, Crassus’ slaves would put out the fire. If the owner refused to sell, Crassus allowed the building to burn to the ground. By means of this device, Crassus eventually came to be the largest single private landholder in Rome, and used some of his wealth to help back Julius Caesar against Cicero. ‘

    https://educate-yourself.org/nwo/nwofaketerrorism.shtml

    uncle sham is definitely more proactive than Crassus.
    While Crassus sat on his ass all day to wait for calls, uncle sham send out his slaves to set fire on a coveted property. In no time, uncle is on the crime scene in fire fighters garb, ….to pour more kerosene on the fire !

    Problem, alarm, solution.

    works like a charm since 1875

    hehehehheh

  59. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @RW

    If Stephen Miller is legit — and I believe that he is — then he must be a very frustrated and lonely man.

    Can you imagine hearing your words uttered by candidate/President Trump to such acclaim by thousands of previously disaffected people, but then seeing them ignored and even violated in what the man does?

    Assuming they’re in the same meetings, do the likes of Bolton, Haley, Kushner, Pence, Pompeo even acknowledge his presence?

    Many of us expected President Trump to be the next fraud, like his predecessors a pressure relief valve to keep those still gullible enough to vote placated and distracted. (I wish that I had been wrong.) It is far past time for those that believed in him to quit rationalizing and call out the lies and failures.

    If Stephen Miller does quit, I hope he goes down and out swinging.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  60. annamaria says:
    @Art

    The murdering MsB is cherished, whereas the honest Assange is persecuted:
    “Virginia Hefferman—The Empire’s Whore—and Naveed Jamali—The Scum of the Earth” by Paul Craig Roberts, https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/11/25/virginia-hefferman-the-empires-whore-and-naveed-jamali-the-scum-of-the-earth/

    “Reporters who bash Julian Assange while he is silenced instead of using their platforms to draw attention to the many, many wicked deeds that are being perpetrated by the powerful in their own country are the lowest of the low. They are scum. They are the scum that scum scrapes off its shoes. There is no more despicable, sniveling waste of space on this earth than someone who attacks the powerless on behalf of the powerful while calling themselves a journalist.”

    https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/11/02/what-empire-loyalists-are-really-saying-when-they-bash-julian-assange/

    “The article reads as though its author [Virginia Heffernan] is attempting to force snarky humor through a thick fog of hatred and personal misery while seeing how many lies she can pack into each paragraph.
    Heffernan claims falsely that Assange is “wanted on various criminal charges”; Assange has not been charged with anything.
    Heffernan claims falsely that Assange “has been closely linked to the Kremlin and Russian president Vladimir Putin”; this is just objectively false with no evidence backing it up whatsoever.
    Heffernan claims falsely that “the distinct possibility has surfaced that during his embassy tenure Assange communicated with Roger Stone, Donald Trump’s consigliere, via magic decoder rings or the internet”; there’s no evidence that Stone had any back channel with WikiLeaks, and the information he notoriously amplified was already public.
    Heffernan claims falsely that WikiLeaks is “Russia-aligned”; another assertion for which there is zero evidence and much evidence to the contrary

    You get the picture.”

    – Know your presstitutes: “Virginia Heffernan is a regular contributor to The New York Times, as well as The Wall Street Journal, Wired … In her journalism, Heffernan writes about culture and technology using methods of literary criticism.[?] Her work often centers on the human side of technology, and culture in general, and she advocates broader and more critical thinking with regard to newer technologies.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Heffernan

    – This brazenly servile profiteer, Virginia Heffernan, needs indeed “more critical thinking” with regard to her morals and general intelligence.

    • Replies: @Art
  61. peterAUS says:
    @anonymous

    … It is far past time for those that believed in him to quit rationalizing and call out the lies and failures….

    Pretty much.

  62. Art says:
    @lavoisier

    The man (Trump) does not have the intellectual ability or moral clarity needed to overcome the rot at the heart of our Republic.

    Do not discount the fact that Trump has the family Jews, Ivanka and Jared behind him in all these foreign matters. They are Israel first.

    Think Peace — Do No Harm — Art

  63. Art says:
    @annamaria

    Thanks annamaria,

    Trump should leave Assange alone – if he brings him to the US in chains there will be a political price to pay. A percentage of needed libertarian Americans voters, will not vote for Trump if he does that.

    Think Peace — Art

  64. bt says:

    This is a wild article.

    It starts with Trump needs to start doing Democrat things to neutralize the Democrats. He couldn’t get the GOP things done when he had the House and the Senate. Just the tax cut to blow up the deficit again. But never mind, let’s do some Democrat things.

    –>He’s going to go full triangulation political genius and do health care reform and take on the drug companies with the Democrats? Because how many Republicans will go along with that? 1, 2, none?

    Then with his brilliant grasp of the law and his staff of hard-working, super-disciplined, experienced and highly loyal men and women, he will issue a series of brilliant executive orders re-writing the constitution in a snap.

    I don’t know why I didn’t think of any of this!

  65. BenKenobi says:
    @nsa

    What if the incubator is in Kuwait?

  66. bt says:

    Can the president invoke the Patriot act?, close the border, marshal law from Brownsville to San Diego, no federal judges. The army corps of engineers could then build a wall

    ——————–

    No need for any of that.

    I think we should start building the wall immediately as soon as Mexico sends us the money, just as Donald Trump told us they would during the campaign before we all voted for him.

    Only Trump is smart enough to make these things happen. But if only the Deep State weren’t in the way, blocking that money from Mexico! Trump should issue an Executive Order and clear this all up.

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