Category Archives: Family

Why The American Leaders Win, And The American People Lose

America, Donald Trump, Ethics, Family, Judaism & Jews, Politics, Republicans

Gen. John Kelly may have performed a most excellent maneuver. Perhaps his best, as a news headline blared: “White House Officials Discuss Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Departing By 2018.

This is terrific news for Deplorables, whether we want to admit it or not. The two New York liberals, a nepotistic addition to the administration, have been a disaster for the agenda which President Trump promised and for which we voted.

Alas, Deplorables, at least on social media, are blaming “dem Jews” for POTUS having largely abandoned his fundamental promise of America First (quit the denial). But Trump has clearly gone neoconservative to gain approval among “con-servatives,” which he’s getting galore. Deplorables aren’t being betrayed by Jews; but by Trump.

We Americans never hold leaders responsible for what they promise and what they fail to deliver. Instead, we retreat to our partisan corners and defend “our” guy (Bush/Trump), no matter what he does to us. He wins; we lose. ‘Tis the American way. The leaders win; the people lose. And everyone seems happy. Not I.

As I see it,  a leader is nothing but a hired hand who must deliver on the contract, or else.

La Familia First: Bye-Bye Deplorables, Hello DACA

Democrats, Donald Trump, Ethics, Family, IMMIGRATION

DACA: La Familia First: Trump has opted to keep Ivanka and Jared, the Democrats and the Mexican Mafia (I mean lobby) happy.

What happened to Deplorables First?

Via The Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was “fairly close” to a deal with congressional leaders to preserve protections for young immigrants living illegally in America but he’s insisting on “massive border security” as part of any agreement.

Trump, speaking to reporters before surveying hurricane damage in Florida, pushed back against Democratic leaders who claimed there was a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. He also said his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would “come later.”

“We’re working on a plan subject to getting massive border controls. We’re working on a plan for DACA. People want to see that happen,” Trump said. He added: “’I think we’re fairly close but we have to get massive border security.”

After he landed in Florida, he declared repeatedly, “If we don’t have a wall, we’re doing nothing.”

Trump, in a series of early morning tweets, disputed the characterization of a private White House dinner on Wednesday night by his guests, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the top Democrats on Capitol Hill. Trump said there was no deal.

But speaking on the Senate floor Thursday morning, Schumer insisted that both sides were in agreement and there was no dispute.

In The Land Of Kush

Donald Trump, Ethics, Family

Everybody’s tiptoeing around Jared Kushner, pretending Little Lord Fauntleroy grows a stubble and is really smart. No can do.

Skimmed “Kushner On Middle East Peace:”What Do We Offer That’s Unique? I Don’t Know.” I was looking for one insightful comment from Kushner. Just one.

UPDATED (7/27): Why’s POTUS Lashing Out At Sessions NOW? A Theory …

Donald Trump, Family, Government, Justice, Law, Russia

I was critical of Jeff Sessions early this year because he couldn’t stop groveling for nothing.

Why is it so hard for Jeff Sessions to say this: “Senators meet foreign diplomats all the the time. Establishment members are lying when they say they don’t meet with Russian diplomats. (And that includes Republican sleeper cells like Jason Chaffetz, Kevin McCarthy, Rob Portman and Barbara Comstock.)

The recusal was of a piece with this servile demeanor typically assumed by Republicans.

Via the Wall Street Journal:

Mr. Trump blamed Mr. Sessions’s recusal on the Russia probe as the reason the Justice Department named Robert Mueller as special counsel in charge of the investigation. Mr. Mueller’s appointment came after Mr. Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, who had been overseeing the investigation.

However, President Trump had said nothing at the time. And Sessions has since proceeded to be one of the few cabinet nominees to do things consistent with Donald Trump’s campaign promises.

I’ve watched Trump closely now for close to 2 years. I believe that for him, like for most parents, it’s kids before country. And since POTUS has brought those kids of his into the affairs of the country, the anger over their perceived mistreatment is spilling over into the affairs of state.

This interview with the Wall Street Journal was given in the presence of … Ivanka Trump. Today, husband Jared Kushner got quizzed again, for the second day, by Robert Mueller, special counsel in charge of the investigation into the affair that never was: Russia.

My guess? Ivanka has been bitching to dad non-stop about her poor girlie Jared, who  underwent the Third Degree.

“An honest public servant can’t become rich in politics,” admonished Harry Truman. While Ivanka was already rich when she pressured dad to include her in his administration; the First Daughter did expect that she and family would be revered, not treated like common criminals.

And what Ivanka wants, Ivanka gets.  I think Trump has revved up his bitching at poor Sessions, suddenly, because Ivanka is bitching at the president for allowing Sessions to compromise the sainted Jared Kushner.

Just a theory.

UPDATE (7/27): Are we hoping too much for a method in the attack Sessions madness?