Encore of Revival: America, February 20, 2017

The First Lady opened President Trump’s first presidential rally speech with the Lord’s Prayer. All the while, Washington is entangled in a “game of chairs”. Everyone defends himself. Flynn doesn’t remember what he said to Russia. Democrats are angry that whatever Flynn said surmounted to a reminder to Russia that a lame duck president is a lame duck president. Leak-hubs, such as The Intercept, defend the right to illegally leak information to expose greater illegality. And yet, nothing at all has changed for the Trump administration.

The sad element of Flynn’s resignation is how little young Socialists in America know of their history. Every president has appointees in his administration surrounded in rapture and scandal. JKF had Marilyn Monroe and Cuba; not Maryland, Monroe, and Cuba. Johnson had Vietnam. Nixon had himself, Chuck Colson, and G Gordon Liddy. Ford had Nixon. Carter had Iran. Reagan had Olly North and the air traffic controllers. HW Bush had Clarence Thomas, broccoli, and the price of milk. Clinton had too many to name, but begin with Joycelyn Elders, Vince Foster, Jennifer, and Monica. W Bush had Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, and Scott McClellan. Obama had Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, and his own birth certificate. But, if you read only reblogs from voters whose first elections had Obama on the ticket, you’d think that Trump was the first political leader to have any scandals and that he probably invented scandals altogether.

Gasoline is on the rise. California is under assault from the weather—both north and south. While some media voices claim that Trump’s goals are under assault, the better illustration is Trump and his sweeping supporters laying siege to the walled-in establishment in politics.

Forces often have a reverse effect. Rising gas prices will encourage the Keystone Pipeline, which will help bring oil pricing control in the Western Hemisphere to the Western Hemisphere. Protests against Trump will make the “precious Independent voters” more sympathetic to his cause—whether those protests come from rioters or from the Washington establishment under siege. With only 20 months until the next election, which won’t have Trump on the ballot, Trump supporters will focus their efforts to unseat non-cooperative Congressmen and any Senator—Republican or Democrat—who bleeds “political blue” when cut.

Opposition encourages transparency and thus confidence. Everything happening good is bad and everything happening bad is good.


SPEECH: President Donald Trump Rally in Melbourne, Florida – 2/18/2017 | YouTube – Right Side Broadcasting

‘I’m here because I want to be among the people’ | Daily Mail

Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t | WA Post

Trump promises Israel that Iran will never get bomb | Yahoo – AFP

Trump Agenda Is Beset by Opposition on Many Fronts | WSJ

The prospects of a quick Obamacare repeal are sinking fast | WA Post

Senate confirms Goldman Sachs executive Mnuchin as Trump’s treasury secretary | McClatchy DC

McCain Warns Suppressing Press ‘Is How Dictators Get Started’ | NBC News


Four in Five Americans Support Voter ID Laws, Early Voting | Gallup

PDF: Inaccurate, Costly, and Inefficient: Evidence That America’s Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade | Pew

Americans Just Broke the Psychologists’ Stress Record | Bloomberg

Inflation surges in January by most in four years, CPI show | Market Watch

Keystone XL pipeline: Why is it so disputed? | BBC

Are Environmentalists Using Native Americans, and Does It Matter? | Daily Beast

Michael Flynn

America’s spies anonymously took down Michael Flynn. That is deeply worrying. | The Week

The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn | Bloomberg

EXCLUSIVE: In Final Interview, Defiant Flynn Insists He Crossed No Lines, Leakers Must Be Prosecuted | Daily Caller

The Leakers Who Exposed Gen. Flynn’s Lie Committed Serious — and Wholly Justified — Felonies | The Intercept

What Did @realDonaldTrump Know About Russia and When Did Donald Trump Know It? | The Intercept

Top scandals and controversies of each United States president | Desert News


Oroville Dam: Crews work into the night to bolster eroded spillway as next storm approaches | Sacramento Bee

Race to save badly damaged California dam before MORE rainfall | Daily Mail

Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California | AP

Shocking rain damage is wakeup call to fix ailing roads, infrastructure, experts say | Daily Breeze


Professor who predicted 30 years of presidential elections correctly called a Trump win in September | WA Post