Encore of Revival: America, January 23, 2017

While everyone runs out to support or protest America’s new president, the best-kept secret of Washington remains the best-kept secret: No politician can be rightly judged on only campaign promises and threats, nor cheers and jeers from the masses. Until Trump has results to judge, any support and protest is a mere theater rating.

If background has any bearing on the future, the 19 months of Trump’s career have shown something unusual for a politician: a consistent message. That consistency has been tested more than any politician before him with constant objection at every turn, and he still has not changed his message, not even at his inauguration. And, the first executive orders he signed also stayed on message. So far, Trump has been consistent.

Trump protesters and supporters have a single, telling difference: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Trump supporters believe the bottom level of needs is in crisis (food, shelter, basic economics, physical safety); Trump protesters believe the middle levels are in crisis (social relations both foreign and domestic, emotional needs, individual identity); both believe it is a crisis that threatens America’s existence.

Before running for office, Trump fired people for not working hard or not correctly experienced for the specific job. His message and methods haven’t changed. Looking at the consistency in Trump, his supporters, and his protesters, the future will not go to arguers or defenders, but to the hard-working, no matter what their politics.

PHOTOS, STORY, SPEECH: Trump gets to work | Daily Mail

Donald Trump and the New American Patriotism | Free Beacon

PHOTO CORRECTION: Crowds at inauguration were bigger for Trump | Occupy Democrats Logic

PHOTO UPDATE: During event, not 6 hours before | Jimmy Reno

The changes Donald Trump has already made since he was sworn in as President | Independent

Here’s Everything Donald Trump Did During His First Day as President | TIME

On Day Two, Trump prayed, met the CIA and attacked the press | CNN

Trump Inspires Cheers, and Alarm, Around the World | NY Times

PHOTOS: One last lecture as he waves goodbye | Daily Mail

Obama’s final ride into a wet, foggy California night | WA Post

Trump 56%: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll | Rasmussen


Obama, the loner president | WA Post

Before Inauguration

Democrats in the Wilderness | Politico

Flashback: Journalists Mocked Trump’s Announcement as a Joke | Newsbusters

George H.W. Bush to Trump: Doctor says going to inauguration could ‘put me six feet under’ | Politico

Unprecedented threats drive Secret Service inauguration security | W Top

Ads in two dozen cities offer protesters up to $2,500 to agitate at Trump inaugural | WA Times

Obama’s first stop after Trump’s inauguration: Palm Springs | LA Times

After a war on leaks, Obama makes a U-turn, commutes Chelsea Manning’s sentence | McClatchy

Assange would agree to extradition if Obama pardons Chelsea Manning, WikiLeaks says | Fox

Hungary set to turn screws on Soros-backed NGOs | Yahoo – AFP

Liberal Preppers Stock Up On Guns, Food As Trumpocalypse Looms | Vocativ

Obama rushes to fill dozens of federal jobs before leaving office | NY Post

Putin Defends Trump, Extols Russia’s Sex Workers As ‘Best in the World’ | NY Magazine

Florida man charged with making online threat against Trump | Miami Herald

Exit stage left: Lights go out on Biden as he talks of US ‘leadership’ in Davos speech (VIDEO) | RT

Obama scores the worst legislative record in history | WA Times

Russia Snaps, Accuses UK, Germany And France Of “Grossly Interfering” In The US Election | Zero Hedge

‘Justice has been served’: Obama defies storm of criticism over freeing Chelsea Manning | Daily Mail