Donald Trump is on a roll of focus and unforeseen opportunity as two events seemingly not related have converged and propelled his campaign this week: the Democrat campaign against guns (and its farcical sit in) and the Brexit vote.
We find this week the Democrats becoming apoplectic by interfering with the work of Congress, and essentially shutting down the operations of the representative branch against the rules. The Democrats decided that they also would sing “We Shall Overcome” and they chanted “No Bill no Break” and then they promptly went on break the next day after their catered sacrifice came up on holiday for congressmen.
Nothing really diminishes the seriousness of Civil Rights than the equation of gun control—a violation of rights—with the right to vote, or to peaceably assemble, etc. But then again, the inebriated sounding John Lewis (D-Ga) has been kind of nuts for a long time now as he believes that sharks have a genealogical memory and they still swim the route that slave ships once travelled hundreds of years ago looking for slaves thrown overboard (I wish I could find the actual statement, but I saw him say it on CSPAN from the floor some years ago).
Nothing says to the voters (except the most dedicated Democrat) that our political officials are not only bankrupt, but have no principles than this stunt performed by the Democrats in the House this week. It is especially egregious when Sen. Ayotte was purportedly working on a compromise bill that would have satisfied House Democrats a couple of days before the sit-in. Separation of powers was working, unbeknownst to Lewis. But let’s not assume Lewis was not aware. He knew what he was doing and he knew there was a bill coming. Still, Lewis and the Democrats are not smart. Their actions and statement only reinforce to the public that Trump means business and is correct in his opinions that our professional elites are either dolts, or they are lying to us. There really is no in between, or moderate option any more, unless, of course, you want to pick both dolt and liar.
Charlie Rangel (D-NY) emphasized the point of the Democrats’ shamelessness, and their callow concerns, when he stated that while the government needs to limit access to guns, that he and other elites “deserve” to be protected by guns. Of course, we common folk don’t need to protect ourselves.
A day after Hillary made her “serious” speech calling out Trump for a series of faults—most of which verifiably untrue—Trump hit back with a more devastating speech and a website to go along with it noting the mostly verifiably true dishonesty and corruption of Hillary Clinton.
Then came Brexit.
Among the most insidious of the regulations from the EU—this is for all of you italian food fans—was the banning of dipping your bread in olive oil. And to think, some just can’t understand why the people chose to get out of the EU.
Hillary is absent today, silent even. Recall that in a bit of arrogant bliss, Obama saying, and Hillary agreeing, that should the U.K. leave the EU that the country would be diminished, and “go to the back of the queue”? Both Hillary and Obama are representative of an old order—a sort of Ancient Regime—that is crumbling.
What made the greatest impact that will resonate was Trump’s response today:
The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples. They have declared their independence from the European Union and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense. The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries – and our two peoples – are united together, as they will be under a Trump Administration.
Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first. They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people. I hope America is watching, it will soon be time to believe in America again.
The discerning reader will note that Trump is paraphrasing Abraham Lincoln: “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
That of course if the Gettysburg Address and no less alluded to here by Trump on the matter of Brexit. But his is a response to the long 16 year domestic drought while wandering in the desert. While not to replay what has gone before us here, here, here, here….we conclude with the simple note that Trump represents much more than meets the eye. Now that the campaign is limited to two people (the libertarian really does not count), Trump is focussing the debate in ways that even Hillary cannot contend. His is a campaign of restoration and return.
The choice before us is the same as the choice before the British: freedom and patriotism, meaning borders and the ability to govern ourselves absent enslavement to a globalist impersonal bureaucracy. The rejection of that is a “new birth of freedom” and one of consent by conscious choice. This is politics for grownups.
The professional elite—including the #NeverTrump which = #RepublicansforHillary—still do not get it, and they make the same mistakes over and over again, believing that somehow, someway, Trump or the Brexit supporters, will implode.
Harry Neumann used to say that there is a difference between scholarship and insight. Few have insight.
This is Trump’s moment. He’s presently pitch perfect.