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A strategy that works…

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During the Obama Administration,  the Iranians harass our ships and even captured a pair of riverine boats and 10 sailors.   Last year there was a 60% drop in such incidents,  and this year there have been none thus far.  That’s  the result  of having a president who won’t tolerate such behavior and is prepared to strike back.

 

 

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July 7, 2018 at 3:15 pm

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Iranians change…

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When His Oneness was in the Oval Office,  Iranian patrol boats habitually harassed U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf,  correctly figuring they were in no danger that Barack Obama would actually retaliate,  even when they kidnapped U.S. Sailors and held them for ransom.

They are not so sure about Donald J. Trump,  and they probably suspect,  after seeing him unleash our military on ISIS,  that the rules of engagement and a lot else has changed.   They are probably correct about that as well.

A great deal has changed within Iran since     Maziar Bahari is an Iranian-Canadian journalist,  who was nearly twelve when Khomeini’s revolution triumphed. At the Oslo Freedom Forum last week,  Bahari touched on what it  was like  to grow up under the Ayatollah.   Only the mullahs will  shed a tear when they are gone.

 

 

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June 9, 2018 at 2:43 pm

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Trump is the room…

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Jesse Kelly,  no original fan of Mr. Trump,  has written an  interesting  piece  explaining why Trump is able to command respect in a way Barack Obama never could.   As someone who worked for corporations for many years,  I can attest that some people walk into a room and instantly own it.  President Trump can and does.  Mr. Obama never could,  being far too busy pretending to be someone and something he wasn’t.  The only time Mr. Obama was truthful was when he abandoned his ever-present teleprompter for a few seconds.   I said of him early on that he had never paid for anything his mouth  had purchased.  That is still largely true,  though it may be that he discovers he can’t throw enough people under the bus quickly enough to save himself.

Mr. Obama was a golden child,  happy to bask in the adoration of others without having done anything worthy of such love.  Mr. Trump has spent his life dealing with sharpsters, crooks and politicians — but I repeat myself.  Like me,  Pres. Trump would rather be feared than loved.

 

 

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May 24, 2018 at 3:03 pm

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A smart man….

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That would not be Barack Obama,  who had his college grades sealed so we could not know them.  If they had been straight A’s,  Obama would have included them in every Power Point presentation and speech he ever made.

The truly smart man is Benjamin Netanyahu,  who not only managed to keep both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama from destroying the state of Israel,  but also leveraged his position in a tiny country  into a presence on the world stage.   He can be charming or as hard as stone,  as the world has seen over the last three decades.

Let Caroline Glick  explain how  Netanyahu has accomplished this.   Many Americans,  mostly those of a conservative bent,  admire him,  Pres. Trump amongst them.   More of us should.

 

 

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May 11, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Ham sandwich indictments…

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Robert Mueller can now say he has accomplished something.   It helps his career,  but as the saying goes, you can indict a ham sandwich with sufficient effort,  so it is a big pile of meaningless nothing.   None of the Russian mice will ever go to trial,  so no one will ever know whether Mueller had a good case or a lousy one.   None of the Russians will ever return to the U.S. using their own name so they will never be arrested.

Why would anyone think Putin actually cared who won the election?  He only needed  to cause chaos  and dissent,  which he did to some extent,  and which he continues to do because of the stupidity of the Democrats and their desperate efforts to protect His Oneness and Queen Hillary.

 

 

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February 23, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Mine’s bigger than yours…

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You ain’t gonna see this touted in the New York Times or Washington Post,  folks.   At this point in their respective presidencies,  Pres. Trump has a  higher approval  rating than did Pres. Obama,  by four points.

Just imagine what Trump’s rating would be if he were dealing with an honest media and hadn’t been under continuous attack by Democrats and at least three agencies of the federal government for over two years.

 

 

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February 9, 2018 at 4:09 pm

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Obama the uncool…

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His Oneness thinks it’s cool that  he cried  after dropping his daughter off to begin college?  Oh,  please!   Everything in the universe  is about Obama,  no one else.   My parents put me on an airplane and sent me off with their love,  confidence,  and a limited allowance.   They did not teach me that my lavish vacations should be at the expense of others,  or that I should expect to be given jobs because of who my father was instead of what I could produce,  or that I could lie with impunity if my goal was proper.   My parents did their job  —  which was to give me roots, then wings.   They loved me enough to teach me how to operate in the real world,  not in a progressive fantasy land.

 

 

 

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September 28, 2017 at 12:21 pm

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