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  • “This Civil War – My South Carolina Tea Party Convention Speech”

    Posted by Jonathan on January 28th, 2018 (All posts by )

    Daniel Greenfield:

    The attacks on Trump show that elections don’t matter to the left.
     
    Republicans can win an election, but they have a major flaw. They’re not leftists.
     
    That’s what the leftist dictatorship looks like.
     
    The left lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats.
     
    Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can’t scratch his own back without his say so, that’s the civil war.
     
    Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that’s not the system that runs this country.
     
    The left’s system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.
     
    If it’s in the White House, then the president can do anything. And I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is unlimited.
     
    He’s a dictator.
     
    But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can’t do anything. He isn’t even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented.
     
    A Democrat in the White House has “discretion” to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn’t even have the “discretion” to reverse him.
     
    That’s how the game is played. That’s how our country is run.
     
    [. . .]
     
    The Trump years are going to decide if America survives. When his time in office is done, we’re either going to be California or a free nation once again.

    Read the whole thing.

     

    15 Responses to ““This Civil War – My South Carolina Tea Party Convention Speech””

    1. Joe Mack Says:

      100% true. Thanks, Fourth Estate! And Obama, America hater.

    2. Subotai Bahadur Says:

      This is the ultimate truth. We are not one country. We are two or more inside one set of borders, and in the one only one will survive.

    3. Brian Says:

      I think the main difference between now and a few decades ago is that liberals, even non-professionals, just the average liberal out in the country, just don’t care about process. If they approve the outcome, that’s all that matters. And so Obama EOs are perfectly valid, yet Trump’s immigration enforcement is completely out of bounds. Overtly anti-Trump judges are great, “Citizens United” (which I’ve never talked to a liberal who actually knows anything about the case) is the worst.

      If we have an agreed upon process, then I can see bad policies being implemented and can work to overturn them, through advocacy, elections, etc. But if not, if that outcome is somehow brought about by any means they can manage and then locked in forever, if we’re unconcerned with process, if the Constitution is just a piece of paper with no actual meaning, then we’re not America anymore but some third world sh!thole, the president is worthy of no respect, but is just the guy with the followers with the most guns. That ain’t gonna end well.

    4. The 26th Parallel Says:

      One word: Obamacare. How many times did Republicans vote to repeal it?

      How many nominations to the federal bench, including the Supreme Court, did they slow walk or block?

      Trump is a POS that Republicans have hypocritically embraced because he’s undoing 8 years of “injustices” to White America and the conservative agenda. It’s no more complex than that. Besides not agreeing with the “injustices” that Republicans feel, Democrats also are offended that a man of Trump’s caliber and aptitude is representing America.

      This is not chin scratching stuff. It’s real simple.

      Every election is critical. Every election decides the future of this country. It’s really not that hard to remember this. But yet, the memory of a Republican can be measured in nano seconds.

    5. Brian Says:

      “One word: Obamacare. How many times did Republicans vote to repeal it?”
      And? What’s your point? That’s how our system works. If the government passes some idiotic law, you vote in different people and change the law. Obamacare isn’t some holy writ that can’t be altered.

      The Dems are freaking out about the tax law. If they were to win enough elections, they’ll change the laws. So what? That’s the way the system works.

      If people think they can’t change things based on elections, they’ll resort to other means.

      “Democrats also are offended that a man of Trump’s caliber and aptitude is representing America.”
      Go to hell. The party of Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, etc., gets to say nothing about the “caliber and aptitude” of elected officials.

    6. Gringo Says:

      “Democrats also are offended that a man of Trump’s caliber and aptitude is representing America.”
      Let me rephrase that sentence for you: “Democrats also are offended that a Republican, regardless of his caliber and aptitude, is representing America.”

      Recall the vitriol that Democrats have heaped on Republican Presidents and Presidential candidates over the decades. Ronald Reagan was going to precipitate World War 3, the Demos told us. Now some Demos tell us that Reagan was a good President, in contrast to that horrid Trump.

      If Demo criticism over the decades hadn’t been so intense, you might have a case. Because of the intense Demo criticism over the decades, Demo criticism of Trump comes across as same old, same old. You have heard the story about the boy who cried wolf, have you not?

    7. PenGun Says:

      “Trump is a POS that Republicans have hypocritically embraced because he’s undoing 8 years of “injustices” to White America and the conservative agenda.”

      Not really. Trump won, that’s why they are embracing him. Although comfort is noticeably absent in this union, they have little choice. ;)

    8. Thos. Says:

      “Democrats also are offended that a man of Trump’s caliber and aptitude is representing America.”

      If Caliber and aptitude mattered to Democrats, we’d be one year into Mitt Romney’s second term.

    9. Lexington Green Says:

      If there was such a thing as “black America” it has a lot more jobs now because of Trump and the GOP. Leftists are racists who believe that only a zero-sum world exists where one race can only benefit at the expense of another. This is so at odds with the historical reality that it’s a form of mental illness to believe it and repeat it.

    10. Anonymous Says:

      The second point that Greenfield makes well is that this began with Bush in 2000.

      Bush’s father made a serious mistake by raising taxes after promising not to do so. We should have been warned by his “Voodoo Economics” statement in 1980 but we weren’t and what was the alternative?

      I think Reagan made a serious mistake by not choosing Kemp in 1980 but we forget that he was seen by the GOPe as an interloper like Trump.

      In 1976, Reagan tried to sooth their fears about him by suggesting he would choose Schweiker , a GOPe member, as VP.

      Ford was actually a pretty good president with Bill Simon running the Treasury and telling Ford what to do about economic policy.

    11. Mike_K Says:

      That was me again on an old computer as mine is in the shop

    12. Mrs. Davis Says:

      President Trump is what volunteer government is all about.

      When you’re a government professional, you’re invested in keeping the system going. But when you’re a volunteer, you can do all the things that the experts tell you can’t be done. You can look at the mess we’re in with fresh eyes and do the common sense things that President Trump is doing.

      And common sense is the enemy of government professionals. It’s why Trump is such a threat.

      To whom is he referring when he speaks of “government professionals”(GP)? Ostensibly elected officials as he references Trump. And I thought to myself, here comes the argument for term limits (which I oppose). But then, I began thinking about it and our GPs are really the professional bureaucracy. They should be term limited. So what we should do is limit the employment of anyone not in military uniform above GS 8 (roughly $50,000-65,000 per year in DC) to 10 years. Then we would have a volunteer management of the bureaucracy. And a drained swamp to boot.

      And that may be an outcome of the current FBI investigation. Because if Trump can cut the FBI bureaucracy down to size, what agency can resist him?

    13. Grurray Says:

      The liberal courts using Trump’s tweets as evidence in the temporary restraining orders has been bizarre and ridiculous, but it’s also establishing a dangerous precedent. John Robb has been talking about this with his idea of social networks being transformed into social stability networks.

    14. Brian Says:

      “The liberal courts using Trump’s tweets as evidence in the temporary restraining orders has been bizarre and ridiculous, but it’s also establishing a dangerous precedent.”
      The only precedent it’s setting is that these looney judges are likely to get nominated to higher positions the next time the Dems control the Senate and the White House. These particular rulings are going to be thrown in the garbage, there doesn’t seem much doubt about that.

    15. Mike_K Says:

      ” These particular rulings are going to be thrown in the garbage, there doesn’t seem much doubt about that.”

      It brings up, once again, Daniel Greenfield’s talk.

      The left lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats.

      Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can’t scratch his own back without his say so, that’s the civil war.

      Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that’s not the system that runs this country.

      The left’s system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.

      If it’s in the White House, then the president can do anything. And I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is unlimited.

      He’s a dictator.

      But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can’t do anything. He isn’t even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented.

      I’m not sure this can go on much longer, especially if the memo proves gross malfeasance by DOJ and the FBI.

      Another interesting issue is the number of contractors running things. It seems they far outnumber actual government employees. They should be easier to get rid of.