Posted onDecember 31, 2016byifnm|Comments Off on Man of the Year: Chief Trump Strategist Stephen K. Bannon
A tribute to an unsung hero.
TIME magazine named Donald Trump “Person of the Year” for 2016, and we could have done the same. But this would have been to over-simplify a victory that millions of Americans believe has brought this nation back from the brink of destruction, and has done so against what seemed impossible odds. In the just completed election campaign, a vicious partisan press substituted character assassination for reporting and joined malicious Democrats in demonizing Trump and his supporters as racists, sexists, Islamophobes, xenophobes and religious bigots, while dismissing the candidate as “unfit to sit in the White House.”
From the outset Trump distinguished himself as a self-confident warrior who refused to be “politically correct.” Trump won the primaries and eventually the election because, unlike Republicans before him, he refused to be intimidated by leftist witch-hunters and their reputation-burning attacks.
But Trump’s very fearlessness, self-confidence and disregard for progressive bigotry – his indisputable strengths – came with a downside that threatened to undo him. Even as he responded to the defamation from whatever quarter it came, his campaign message was pushed into the background until it was in danger of being altogether lost. Questions began to be raised and not only by opponents. Could Trump be presidential? Could he stick to a winning message? Lackluster polling numbers sparked a panic among feckless Republicans who began demanding that Trump be replaced as the nominee. Even in the camp of the faithful, supporters began to wonder if their candidate was too thin-skinned and undisciplined to win, and – equally important – whether such a strong-willed individual could listen to a voice that was not his own. Could he ever trust and then avail himself of a counselor, who would focus his message and keep him on course?
Trump’s victory should usher in policies rooted in patriotic assimilation and the national interest.
Donald Trump’s election is above all else a rebellion of the voters against identity politics enforced by political correctness, and it opens the way to a new politics of moderate levels of immigration, patriotic assimilation, and, in foreign policy, the defense of U.S. sovereignty. In the past few months, Trump put together a winning electoral coalition that stressed the unity and common interests of all Americans across the full spectrum of policy, from immigration to diplomacy.
Because of Trump’s electoral success, this combination of policies rooted in the national interest and patriotism has suddenly begun to sound like common sense. That was not so only yesterday, when political correctness made it hard even to examine such ideas as “multiculturalism.” In February, David Gelernter stated that the “havoc” that political correctness “has wreaked for 40 years [has been made] worse by the flat refusal of most serious Republicans to confront it.” Indeed, he noted, “only Trump has the common sense to mention the elephant in the room. Naturally he is winning.” Defeating political correctness — or, in positive terms, expanding real freedom of speech — made it possible to raise other issues that worried the voters but that a bland bipartisan consensus pushed to the sidelines.
The opportunity is at hand for Trump to reconfigure U.S. foreign policy to the world we now inhabit, and to the vital interests of the United States.
However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border.
Yet those views are hemlock to the GOP foreign policy elite and the liberal Democratic interventionists of the Acela Corridor.
Trump promised an “America First” foreign policy rooted in the national interest, not in nostalgia. The neocons insist that every Cold War and post-Cold War commitment be maintained, in perpetuity.
On Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” Trump said: “You know, we’ve been fighting this war for 15 years. … We’ve spent $6 trillion in the Middle East, $6 trillion — we could have rebuilt our country twice. And you look at our roads and our bridges and our tunnels … and our airports are … obsolete.”
Yet the War Party has not had enough of war, not nearly.
They want to confront Vladimir Putin, somewhere, anywhere. They want to send U.S. troops to the eastern Baltic. They want to send weapons to Kiev to fight Russia in Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea.
Posted onSeptember 30, 2016byifnm|Comments Off on Store Owner Cancels NFL Anthem Protester, Ignites Epic Patriotic Uprising
Colin Kaepernick may have started the kneeling in protest of America’s national anthem, but Stephen Martin, owner of Prime Time Sports in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has started a patriotic rising unlike anything that’s ever been done before.
Martin first took a stand when NFL player Brandon Marshall refused to stand for the anthem. Immediately, Martin cancelled Marshall’s scheduled autograph signing event in his store. But he wasn’t done. He replaced the star’s event with something entirely different in his store, and in one week, it has grown to epic proportions that he can hardly even keep up with now.
He put out a post on Facebook, respectfully disagreeing with the disrespect of the nation’s flag and anthem, then proceeded to explain just what the flag means to him, and the sacrifice of all the men and women who have fought for it. Martin invited people to send photos of their loved ones who are veterans, in active service, or who have been injured or given their lives in the line of duty.
Posted onJuly 19, 2016byifnm|Comments Off on Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell Ditches Teleprompter Mid-Speech to Speak ‘From the Heart’
Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell delivered a passionate speech at the RNC convention Monday night. Luttrell was introduced by former Texas Governor Rick Perry and at one point decided to stop reading his speech from the teleprompter and speak to the crowd from the heart.
Sticking to Monday’s theme, Luttrell spoke about making America safe by honoring our veterans and maintaining an elite military.
“We have to make sure the hell the veterans come home from is not the hell they come back to,” Luttrell said. “I got to spend time with Mr. Trump and I know he understands what it’s going to take to fix this. The only way we’re going to keep America safe is with an elite military.”
After just a couple minutes, Luttrell noted that he wasn’t used to reading a speech from a teleprompter and decided to “speak from the heart.”
“Hold them accountable for every position and office they hold,” Luttrell ad-libbed. “Either way, the only way survive this is together, not apart. The only way for life to matter is if every life matters.”
Luttrell was awarded the Navy Cross after being the “lone survivor” of an operation that later became a best-selling book and movie. He addressed the next generation of Americans.
“To the next generation, your war is here, you don’t have to find it,” Luttrell explained off script. “Who among you will love something more than you love yourself? I challenge all of you to fight for this country and each and every one of us.”
Posted onJuly 19, 2016byifnm|Comments Off on Scott Baio at RNC: Being an American ‘Doesn’t Mean Getting Free Stuff, It Means Sacrificing’ (Video)
Actor Scott Baio spoke in support of presumptive GOP presidential nominee at the Republican National Convention on Monday, focusing his brief speech on what it means to be an American.
The 55-year-old actor, perhaps best known for his role on the sitcom Happy Days, began his remarks by thanking the veterans who have served in the United States military, in keeping with the evening’s theme of “Make America Safe Again.”
“I can’t tell you how much of an honor it is to stand up here and talk about a man that I trust with the lives of my family and the health of our country,” Baio said.
“America is an easy place to get to. But for you first-time voters, it’s important for you to know what it means to be an America,” the actor continued. “It doesn’t mean getting free stuff. It means sacrificing. Winning. Losing. Failing. Succeeding. Sacrificing. And sometimes doing the things you don’t want to do, including the hard work, in order to get where you want to be. And that’s what it means to be an American.”
Baio went on to warn that America is in a “very bad spot” in which all the things that Americans hold dear “are being attacked every single day.”
Posted onJuly 5, 2016byifnm|Comments Off on Latina crusader for Trump fights stereotypes
‘He’s right about everything – if we don’t have a strong border, we don’t have a nation’
As the Latina daughter of an illegal immigrant, 24-year-old Miriam Cepeda is not the mainstream media’s notion of a typical supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
But she is defying stereotype to wage a relentless one-woman campaign, telling CNN, “I completely agree with Donald J. Trump’s policies as far as creating a stronger border and enforcing our border security.”
And that’s because the self-described “Trump girl” agrees with so much of what his critics have called immigrant bashing.
Trump drew intense criticism from the left when he said a year ago, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Posted onMay 27, 2016byifnm|Comments Off on Trump to attend Memorial Day biker rally
“I am doing it in honor of the great bikers who have been totally supportive of my campaign and now I want to be supportive of them,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said in a statement. “I look forward to it!”
Donald Trump will celebrate the Memorial Day weekend by attending the largest annual gathering of motorcycle bikers, according to a report.
Trump will appear on Sunday at this year’s Rolling Thunder event in Washington, D.C., according to Bloomberg Politics.
Bloomberg on Thursday reported that this year’s rally is called the “First Amendment Demonstration Run.”
It begins at noon Eastern on Sunday at the North Pentagon parking lot in Arlington, Va., with riders then circling the National Mall.
Motorcycle fans have been a visible presence at Trump’s campaign events since last year, according to Bloomberg.
Dozens of bikers organized a meet-up in New York the week before Trump won that state’s primary. Trump also thanked a crowd of chopper enthusiasts in January for their support during a stop in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A group called Bikers For Trump 2016 claims it has 45,000 members, according to Bloomberg. They are reportedly selling T-shirts to fund a rally planned for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July.
Watch the full 77-minute session, in which Donald Trump says he wants to update the people on the ‘incredible progress’ made in the past four weeks. The president turns fire on the media, calling the industry dishonest and ‘out of control’. He dismisses reports of chaos and conspiracy in his administration and claims his team is running like a ‘fine-tuned machine’.
I watch Hollywood awards ceremonies where a supposed artist screams out for punching people in the face for political disagreements, and the entire horde of Botoxed brain zombies leaps to their feet in an ungodly and unholy howl of rampant bloodlust approval.
“We can call it Cultural Marxism, but at the end of the day, we experience it on a day to day basis, by that I mean a minute by minute, second by second basis. It’s political correctness and it’s multiculturalism.” – Andrew Breitbart