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Hoping for a Trump future against the pending Biden and Harris apocalypse

Everything is at stake now. That may seem apocalyptic, but it isn’t, really. At least it isn’t if you think becoming a one-party state like, say, Venezuela would be a disaster — and about as un-American as it gets.

We’ve been part way down the one-party state road for a long time: The administrative state is a permanent body, nowhere sanctioned in the U.S. Constitution, that wields awesome power over the citizens, partly because Congress is often too irresponsible (or just lazy) to exercise the authority the Constitution vests in it.

And we’re part way down that road now because the Democrats have turned sharp left in the last few years. Joe Biden (egged on no doubt by Kamala Harris) will be anti-oil and anti-coal. And both seem determined to take away the citizens’ guns.

Side note: They are only going to outlaw — it’s called “buy-back,” but it’s mandatory — “assault weapons.” But an assault weapon is not only a bazooka or an RPG (a shoulder-fired rocket propelled grenade). It’s any gun that is semi-automatic, which is to say, most of them. The vast majority of guns in private hands (the number is estimated to be about 393 million) are semi-automatic weapons (think James Bond’s Walther PPK).

About 40% of Americans own guns or live with someone who does. In the progressive woke state, citizens will be allowed to have only single-shot weapons: after you fire one shot, you have to reload. For a while, it is likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will block the Biden–Harris anti-gun plan. But for how long?

Public education will deteriorate, especially for Blacks, whom the Democrats will not allow to go to charter schools and similar alternatives. Why would they do that? Because the less educated Blacks are, the harder it is for them to get jobs; the harder it is for them to get jobs, the more the Democrats can blame the rest of America (yes, those deplorables) for racial discrimination.

Voting will increasingly be by mail because mailed-in ballots are easier to manipulate. About 40% of all Americans think the 2020 election was stolen. How do you manage a country with that kind of mistrust? The answer is by force — after you have disarmed the populace.

Donald Trump was an unlikely winner of the 2016 election. And his administration obviously shook the formerly liberal but now woke-progressive establishment to its core. They had to win in 2020 — at all costs. And they did. And now almost half the country distrusts them.

The question for Mr. Trump is, what to do next? Overturning the results of the election via the courts seems increasingly unlikely. Mr. Trump has to “move on.” But what does that mean?

He should position himself for a rerun in 2024. But that means playing, also, to the people who didn’t vote for him this time because of his often over-the-top tweets and comments. He can’t, and shouldn’t, stop being Donald Trump. But he has to be a more calculating Donald Trump.

He is still the president, and he should take bold steps to make the country as much a constitutional democracy as he can. One way would be by firing a thousand civil “servants” who manage the undemocratic administrative state. Every small business in the country will rejoice.

He should stonewall on all transition activity, reversing his recent decision. The Democrats were relentless in sabotaging his administration, before he was inaugurated and all during his four years. He owes them nothing. But he does owe the country every effort he can make to minimize the damage Biden et al will do to the country. Anyone who crosses him during the transition period should be fired immediately.

When the Electoral College declares Mr. Biden the winner, Mr. Trump should tell the American people that it was a stolen election, but that he has no choice but to leave office. And he should announce that he will be a candidate in 2024. That will give his supporters hope.

Should he go to the inauguration with Mr. Biden in the same car, as is traditional? What would they talk about? Mr. Trump could grill Mr. Biden on his Chinese connections. He should make it the single most unpleasant ride Mr. Biden has ever taken.

And he should campaign vigorously for the Republican candidates in Georgia. Hold huge rallies. Bury the Democrats.

Because it’s really not about Donald Trump. It’s about America: What kind of a country we want to be.

After four years of Biden–Harris, a lot of people are going to be ready for Mr. Trump again, and for the same reasons they were in 2016. In 2024, they’ll want to make America great again.

Mr. Trump should start courting them now, with a special eye on those who, perhaps reluctantly, didn’t vote for him this time.

There’s a lot at stake. Everything.

Published:

December 7, 2020
The Washington Times

What Do Dementia, A Laptop And Taiwan Have In Common?

Last March I wrote a column, described by some correspondents as overly cynical, about the Democrats’ running a failing Joe Biden while planning to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him after the election. One correspondent called it “over the top.” Another wrote, “[I] doubt if most people share your analysis of Biden’s likely presidential longevity, but some Democrats undoubtedly do. So it is good to get the word out.”

Now the plot thickens. A laptop, purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden, has surfaced and is said to contain unbelievably damaging information about the Biden family–China financial connections, as well as the Biden–Burisma scandal.

You can read all the details in The New York Times or The Washington Post.

Oh, no, wait a minute. Those organizations haven’t covered the story. You’ll have to go to Fox News or other non-woke outlets for details.

Time may tell if the laptop actually did belong to Hunter Biden, and if the information is genuine. There are said to be hundreds of, er, remarkable photos of Hunter Biden and people of the opposite sex (Can you say “opposite sex” anymore? Opposite to what? Catercornered sex?) in various poses, which pictures, we are told, are difficult to fake, even for Photoshop jockeys, and which you wouldn’t want either your grandmother or children to see. They may conclusively establish the ownership of the laptop.

But when?

The FBI apparently has had the laptop for months, having obtained it shortly before President Trump’s impeachment. But the FBI did nothing with it. Why not? Will we ever find out? Do we really need the FBI?

Joe Biden appears, now, to be a wealthy man. Forbes magazine wrote last year that Mr. Biden had $8 million in addition to his million dollar government pension. Most of that $8 million seems to have been acquired after he stopped being vice president—but that seems like a lot of money to make in only three years from speaking and writing. A curious journalist might attempt to find out exactly where Joe Biden’s money came from.

Mr. Trump inherited his fortune, and may, according to one anti-Trump news source, actually have diminished it. But at least the public knew where the money came from. And the media practically had a cow when a few foreign potentates stayed at a Trump hotel. Mr. Trump probably made several thousand dollars (excluding tips) from those hotel visits — yet it was front page news.

But no mainstream-media types seem interested at all in Mr. Biden’s somehow raking in enough money to buy the huge houses he now owns.

All that will change after January. His mental problems will be far more difficult to hide then. According to the Washington Examiner, former White House physician Ronny Jackson has said he is “convinced” Mr. Biden is not mentally fit to be president.

“I’m pretty familiar with what it takes both physically and cognitively to do that job and what the demands of that job are,” Dr. Jackson said. “I’ve watched Joe Biden on the campaign trail and I am concerned and convinced that he does not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability, to serve as our commander-in-chief and our head of state.”

“The best way I can describe him every time I see him is that he’s just lost,” Dr. Jackson continued, adding, “I won’t make any particular diagnosis about dementia. But what I will say is that something is not right.”

So: His mental state is weak, and he has amassed a fortune, perhaps by being involved in sketchy dealings with the Chinese and Ukrainians. For the left-wing, progressive-socialist-woke AOC-Kamala Harris Democrats, that’s heaven (not capitalized here because they don’t believe Heaven is a real place).

In the spring of 2021 they’ll go to Mr. Biden and say, “Look: let’s make a deal. Go quietly and you can keep everything. Create problems and you’ll be prosecuted for your misdeeds, which are shocking [you know, like gambling in Casablanca] and you’ll have to give up everything, and even your children may go to jail.”

What’s a poor somewhat confused president to do? Suppose the laptop files are fake? How will he prove it? Who will come to his aid? Bernie Sanders? Barack Obama? Please.

He can’t expect any help from the Republicans, much as they might prefer him to Kamala Harris. They’re too invested in the truth of Mr. Biden’s failing health and the likelihood that he did have shady dealings. Supporting him would look … opportunistic.

No, it would be curtains for Mr. Biden.

And also, probably, curtains for Taiwan, the U.S. regime-change-crisis making irresistible the temptation for Mr. Biden’s friends, the Chinese, to take over the island. Foreign policy mischief will be irresistible for others of our enemies too.

And then curtains for the United States’ reputation.

What to do? Vote for Donald Trump.

Published:

October 26th 2020
The Washington Times