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Mainstream Republicans Catching Up: My Jan. 2016 Picks For A ‘Winning Trump Cabinet’

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Good to see mainstream Republicans catch up. “The Winning Trump Ticket & Cabinet,” written January 22, 2016, suggested “the talented James Webb for the Trump ticket.”

Webb,” I wrote, “is a decorated Marine who served as Ronald Reagan’s secretary of the navy. In particular, Webb is the recipient of the ‘Navy Cross for heroism in Vietnam,’ the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts”:

Indisputably the last salt-of-the-earth Democrat of his generation, Webb had considered a bid for president as a Democrat, last year. However, he appeared out of place at the first dominatrix-dominated debate in October of 2015, where he confessed to killing a man or two in battle. He soon dropped out.

Citing paleoconservative thinker Pat Buchanan, Mr. Webb had argued forcefully against affirmative action and for poor whites, well before reports about the early demise of white working-class America percolated to the public.

Webb the Southern Democrat can galvanize Reagan Democrats as well as fans of the military on the Left.

It’s three years late. Maybe even too late. But perhaps the president—who has squandered 2 years appointing Kushner neoconservatives—will heed mainstream Republicans, who’ve finally, and somehow, stumbled on a sane candidate for secretary of defense.

2016 column: “The Winning Trump Ticket & Cabinet.”

2016 book: “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June 29, 2016).

UPDATE (1/7/019): Gillibrand’s Gibberish

Democrats, Elections, Feminism, Gender, Government, Reason

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has spoke, again. This time in tongues:

“Our future is female, intersectional, powered by our belief in one another,” she declaimed on twitter. “And we’re just getting started.”

Come again?

Multiply that nonsense by ….

More than 100 women were projected to win seats in the House of Representatives, easily shattering the record. Overwhelmingly they were Democrats who helped the party take control of the chamber.

UPDATED (1/7/019): Via

“The fact that women now run 4 of the 5 top arms contractors is bad news. Women who compete in the world of war have proven to be more extreme in their dedication to the cause than men, e.g., Hillary Clinton.”

UPDATED (1/5/019): NEW COLUMN: Will CDC Trace Polio-Like Outbreak, Or Just Shout ‘Racism’?

Ethics, Family, Government, Healthcare, Homeland Security, IMMIGRATION, Kids

NEW COLUMN IS  “Will CDC Trace Polio-Like Outbreak, Or Just Shout ‘Racism’?” It’s currently on WND, The Unz Review, Townhall.com and American Greatness. An excerpt:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used to trace outbreaks to Patient Zero, the index case—the first patient to get, then transmit, a disease. Is this government agency doing due diligence in the cases of the polio-like paralysis infecting hundreds of America’s kids?

By the dictionary’s telling, epidemiology is “the branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.”

By WND’s telling, “the diagnosis of the first cases of AFM, acute flaccid myelitis, in 2014,” coincided with the dispersal of thousands of Central American children among U.S. school children. More conspicuous at that time “was an outbreak of a deadly respiratory illness” that put hundreds of America’s children in intensive care. “Both types of symptoms can probably be caused by enterovirus D68, which happens to be endemic in Central America,” opines Dr. Jane Orient.

Are the state’s epidemiologists—whose job it is to trace and terminate outbreaks of contagious diseases—following these connections?

An outbreak necessitates the tracing of “Patient Zero,” the “single individual who bears the unknowing responsibility for having introduced the disease” to a certain population.

The same taxpayer-funded medical sleuths impressively tracked down the index case in the AIDS epidemic in North America. As documented in the late Randy Shilts’ And the Band Played On, he was Gaetan Dugas, a dashing, promiscuous, Canadian flight attendant, who had had approximately 1,000 sexual partners.

Although the CDC has provided a perfunctory status-update of its AFM Investigation, the  agency’s mention of a possible genetic etiology for Poliomyelitis, a dreadful, highly infectious viral disease, is bizarre. It reads like a cop-out.

What next? Like the legendary Lancet has done, can we expect the CDC to diagnose “right-wing politics” with folly and fervency for daring to correlate “migration to infection”?

Lest you worried that “the nation’s health protection agency” was putting America First, the CDC boasts of making strides, between January 2017 and September 2018, “Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication”—in Pakistan. (I guess CDC could argue that lots of Pakistanis will end up in the U.S., “looking for a better life.”)

In any event, along for the ride with the thousands of migrants poised to pour into the U.S. from Central America is a healthy array of microbes: measles, Chagas disease, hepatitis and much more. Diversity, baby.

According to Tijuana’s Health Department, via Fox News, 60 percent of the migrants currently encamped on the U.S. border carry respiratory infections. There are, moreover, confirmed cases of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, chickenpox, and skin infections galore, in addition to lice—these “serve as vectors of diseases like typhus.”  …

… READ THE REST.  NEW COLUMN,  “Will CDC Trace Polio-Like Outbreak, Or Just Shout ‘Racism’?,” is currently on WNDThe Unz Review, Townhall.com and American Greatness

UPDATED (1/5/019):

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: “These aren’t my facts, these are the facts.”

UPDATED II (1/9/019): The Newly Branded Trump Admin: Out With The Old (John Kelly), In With The Glitzy & The Ditzy

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Is Jarvanka, the First-Couple-in-Waiting, AKA Ivanka and Jared, senior White House advisers, no less, branding the Trump Administration with their own glitzy, ditzy, anti-Deporable brand?

It sure looks like it.

The most excellent John Kelly, whom the couple have always hated, likely because he is a hardliner who limits their access to Pater–-he is out.

Kelly’s replacement, the 36-year-old Nick Ayers, “has the endorsements of Jared [Kushner], Ivanka [Trump], and Pence, but not a lot of fans beyond that.” Understandable.

Or, perhaps I should I have written, “Out with the Old; in with the Nauert, to hint at the “nomination of former Fox anchor and State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert.”

AGAIN, the deciding factors in the selection of Ms. Nauert, a former “Fox & Friends” host, is that she is “telegenic,” and the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, like her.

Looks like I voted for the Jarvanka agenda without knowing it.

RELATED: “Simple Guide To Future Trump Cabinet Picks. Very Simple.”

Tucker tells it like it is:

 

UPDATE (12/15/018):

Free Marketeer Chris Edwards, of CATO, had tried to explain to Laura Ingraham why the Kushners’ Opportunity Zones “Will Help Connected Developers, Not the Poor,” but Fox’s host prefers talking non-stop more than learning important things.

Testing the waters for La Familia:

UPDATED II (1/9/019):