Trump Presidency Richard Falknor on 20 Dec 2016 05:58 pm
“There’s a famous story about President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting with a group of progressive activists. They told him to pursue a certain political program. After the meeting, FDR supposedly said: ‘All right, you’ve convinced me. Now go out there and put pressure on me!’ I was reminded of this story when President-Elect Trump recently spoke in Ohio. He urged activists to fight just as hard for his policies as they did to put him in office. After all, what soon to be President Trump believes or doesn’t believe is less important than whether there is sufficient political pressure behind his agenda.” — James Kirkpatrick
As Donald Trump takes office, he needs his base pushing hard behind him to achieve his crucial campaign priorities.
Ann Coulter today tweeted the background bluntly –“Only 1 presidential candidate called for a wall. A Muslim ban. Deportation of illegals. His own party denounced him. He won in a landslide.”
Coulter pointed to “The Preibus-Trump power struggle.”
Conservative Review’s (CR) Daniel Horowitz suggested in a podcast that the Trump Transition was “making the Establishment great again”–
“Yet, somehow we take it as a given that in a Republican administration the most powerful cabinet pick — secretary of State — could be given to someone who is pro-Common Core, anti-sanctions, pro-carbon tax, anti-energy independence, and a leader in the homosexual agenda.
Now we hear that John Bolton might not be picked for deputy secretary of State, while liberals such as Elliot Abrams and Richard Haass are being considered instead.
This is part of a pattern of choosing the path to least resistance. Kris Kobach was passed over as DHS secretary and likely as deputy as well for the same reason.
Finally, we show how Democrats never surrender their principles even when they lose power. Why do we surrender ours when we win?
John Kasich won’t even fight for a pro-life bill because he refuses to stand up to the legal profession, yet liberals have no problem thwarting federal immigration law.” (Highlighting Forum’s throughout.)
(Senior Editor Horowitz also refers to Alex Isenstadt‘s & Kenneth P. Vogel’s Politico post, Divisions deepen inside Trump Tower.)
CR’s Jordan Schachtel reveals about the Secretary of State-designate that “America-last Rex Tillerson has quite a cozy relationship with the Islamic supremacist nation of Qatar”!
“Rex Tillerson’s Qatar is not the real Qatar. One is left to speculate: How many other dictatorial countries has he provided cover for in order to curry favor with their leaders?”
Last February Breitbart’s Julia Hahn exposed OMB chief-designate Mick Mulvaney as “Pro-Amnesty Mick Mulvaney: Immigration Most Important Issue To South Carolina Voters”–
“Moreover, video footage, captured during the height of the Gang of Eight amnesty push, reveals Mulvaney publicly demeaning his conservative constituents and colleagues, such as influential Iowa Congressman Rep. Steve King for opposing Rep. Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio’s agenda of mass amnesty—suggesting that such views are ‘absurd’ and ‘stupid.'”
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“Similarly, in a congressional hearing last year, Mulvaney criticized Heritage scholar Robert Rector, who is considered to be “the father of the 1996 welfare-reform law,” for providing U.S. lawmakers with factual evidence that granting amnesty to poor migrants would strain the nation’s federal welfare programs at the expense of Mulvaney’s own taxpaying constituents. Mulvaney vehemently objected to Rector’s analysis and suggested that admitting poor and uneducated migrants who are ‘literally starving to death’ in foreign countries would be a boon to America.”
To pick two (one Blue, one Purple) states with which we have some familiarity, Maryland had 248,343 Trump primary supporters and Virginia had 356,840 Trump primary supporters. The GOP primary vote likely reflects the core Trump supporters in these two states. Yet, in both states, the GOP Establishment disdained and was hostile to Trump although he won the Maryland primary and had a plurality in the Virginia primary.
ADD-ON December 21: West Virginia — right next to Maryland and Virginia — had 157,238 Trump primary supporters or 77% of the GOP primary. Donald Trump carried West Virginia by 68.7 % in the general election winning every county.
Trump Patriots acting through their own well-organized statewide organizations can have a strong voice for the new president’s campaign priorities that will be heard by their Congressional delegations.
VDARE’s James Kirkpatrick elaborates—
“Similarly, within the GOP, the critical need is to develop a crop of ‘Donald Trump Republicans’ at the local and state levels, running in his name and on the populist platform he campaigned for. Even if Trump himself does not explicitly endorse insurgent candidates, this can be explained away as simply something he has to do because of his position as head of the GOP. The debate should always be framed as though Trump wants populists to take over the GOP—even if he says nothing of the kind. This is a Narrative the Main Stream Media will be eager to believe and to magnify.”
One more Kirkpatrick insight – –
“Thus, the most effective way to rise against Trump, if it becomes necessary is to claim it is being done in his own name. In Imperial Russia, currently perhaps the most hated society among American intellectuals and journalists, there was supposedly the saying, ‘If only the Tsar knew!’ The presumption was if only the leader knew the extent of the problems that were being concealed from him by his wicked advisors, the people would be saved.”
Stay tuned as we track Trump Deplorables organizing!