Category Archives: Trade

‘Trump’s First Duty: Keep Faith With Those Who Put Their Faith In Him

Donald Trump, Elections, IMMIGRATION, Republicans, Taxation, Trade

Patrick Buchanan—whom, as suggested here, belongs in the Trump administration—warns Donald Trump … his first duty is to keep faith with those who put their faith in him.

… The protests, riots and violence that have attended his triumph in city after city should only serve to steel his resolve.

As for promptings that he “reach out” and “reassure” those upset by his victory, and trim or temper his agenda to pacify them, Trump should reject the poisoned chalice. This is the same old con. …

… For the historic opportunity he and the Republican Party have been given by his stunning and unanticipated victory of Nov. 8 will not last long. His adversaries and enemies in politics and press are only temporarily dazed and reeling.

This great opening should be exploited now.

Few anticipated Tuesday morning what we would have today: a decapitated Democratic Party, with the Obamas and Clintons gone or going, Joe Biden with them, no national leader rising, and only the power of obstruction, of which the nation has had enough.

The GOP, however, on Jan. 20, will control both Houses of Congress and the White House, with the real possibility of remaking the Supreme Court in the image of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have indicated they are willing to work with President Trump.

There is nothing to prevent the new GOP from writing history.

In his first months, Trump could put a seal on American politics as indelible as that left by Ronald Reagan.

A partial agenda: First, he should ignore any importunings by President Obama to permit passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a lame-duck session — and let the trade deal sink by year’s end.

On Jan. 20, he should have vetted and ready to nominate to the high court a brilliant constitutionalist and strict constructionist.

He should act to end interference with the Dakota Access pipeline and call on Congress to re-enact legislation, vetoed by Obama, to finish the Keystone XL pipeline. Then he should repeal all Obama regulations that unnecessarily restrict the production of the oil, gas and clean coal necessary to make America energy independent again.

Folks in Pennsylvania, southeast Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia should be shown, by executive action, that Trump is a man of his word. And when the mines open again, he should be there.

He should order new actions to seal the Southern border, start the wall and begin visible deportations of felons who are in the country illegally. …

… MORE “Memo to Trump: ‘Action This Day!'”

Hillary Has A ‘Modest’ Hemispheric Dream

Donald Trump, Elections, Hillary Clinton, IMMIGRATION, Trade

“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere,” Clinton told Banco Itau, a Brazilian bank, on May 16, 2013. (Courtesy the greatest libertarian org ever, WikiLeaks.)

“For Trump, who has campaigned against illegal immigration and bad trade deals, the remark is a gold mine likely to be brought up at Sunday’s town hall debate.”

MORE.

Hillary’s dream wasn’t brought up as forcefully as it should have, Sunday, because of moderators. And with the V Factor controlling media discourse, perhaps a time has come for Donald Trump to seceded from the corrupt Commission on Presidential Debates and their chosen moderators.

Despite What The Moron Media Will Say, TRUMP Won 2nd Presidential Debate

Barack Obama, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, Foreign Policy, Gender, Healthcare, Hillary Clinton, IMMIGRATION, Islam, Media, Republicans, Taxation, Terrorism, Trade

Despite this, Donald Trump won the Second presidential Debate hands down.


At some point, Andy Copper even:


Can’t legislate biology. The guy factor:


However, Andy did touch on the “deplorables”:


Maybe this is no longer true, after 2nd Debate:


Be afraid, guys:


A shame Hillary’s dream of one-world order didn’t get mentioned, but enough did:


I’m a sexist, too:


“Make Government Great Again” is Hillary’s slogan:


Does he have strategy, or what! Pivoting and more:


The strategy vis-a-vis Islam: Stand your ground:


Hillary’s strategy/pivot: ‘Go to my website’:


The Obamas are not such great Clinton pals:


HillaryCare aka ObamaCare:


I suspect Bill is not unhappy, deep down:


Hillary left holding a lump of coal:


TRUMP TAXES:


SYRIA:


I have a soft spot for the … Kurds:


SCOTUS: Hillary hates her own money in politics …


Group hug: Trump is kinder than Hillary:

UPDATED: Trump’s Not Yet President, But Nieto Is Already Saying, ‘Si Se Puede’

Donald Trump, IMMIGRATION, Trade, Welfare

“Trump’s Not Yet President, But Nieto Is Already Saying, ‘Si Se Puede’” is the current column, now on Townhall.com. An excerpt:

FOLLOWING Donald J. Trump’s sublime immigration address, critics—essentially all Big, Crooked Media—charged that Trump’s Arizona speech represented a sharp departure from the tone he took earlier that day, with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. A reversal, if you will.

Nonsense. With President Nieto, Donald Trump was at once patriotic, forceful and diplomatic.

In close to two decades of analyzing American politics, I’ve yet to hear an American leader address his Mexican counterpart as forcefully as Mr. Trump addressed President Nieto. Trump came across as a man-of-the world, to whom interfacing with foreign dignitaries was second nature.

It’s always been the case that Americans in power collude with Mexicans in power to bully and manipulate a powerless American People into accepting the unacceptable: The imperative to welcome torrents of unskilled illegal aliens, at an incalculable cost to the safety of America’s communities, the solvency of its public institutions, and the sustainability of the environment.

Strolling through the ancient Mayan and Toltec ruins with President Vincente Fox, in 2006, George W. Bush was not talking-up American interests. He was plotting amnesty with an unholy trinity comprised of John McCain, Ted Kennedy and Arlen Specter. Sly Fox was the silent partner.

Most memorably, Bush, who would wrestle a crocodile for a criminal alien, went on to indict and viciously prosecute two brave border-patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. For shooting a drug dealer in the derriere—in the process of defending their countrymen—Bush unleashed his bloodhound, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, on the two patrolmen and jailed them.

So what a pleasant surprise it was for this long-time political observer to witness a Mexican president, clearly cowed by The Donald, make no mention of America’s bogus obligation to take in Mexico’s tired, poor, huddled masses yearning for U.S. welfare.

If President Nieto harbored the urge to make manipulative appeals to American “permanent values,” so as to lighten his political load—there was no evidence of it. It’s fair to infer that on that occasion, a show of unparalleled strength and patriotism—Mr. Trump’s—extinguished the bad habit. The biblical proverb worked:

Act like a fearless lion before an adversary, and the adversary will retreat.

… Read the rest. “Trump’s Not Yet President, But Nieto Is Already Saying, ‘Si Se Puede’” is the current column, now on Townhall.com.

UPDATE (9/3): About Comments to “Trump’s Not Yet President, But Nieto Is Already Saying, ‘Si Se Puede’” on Unz Review:

Read them. Some are pretty disgusting. No matter. I usually ignore them, but sometimes you have to whack a worm or two. No problem. Anti-Semitism, small-man syndrome, and the impulse to belittle me qua woman—this has been part of the territory for 16 years. It’s all in a day’s work. (Written in 2006, “How Sexist Are Libertarian Men?” documents this. http://www.ilanamercer.com/phprunner/public_article_list_view.php?editid1=156)

I appreciate Dr. Ralph Raico’s valiant defense. You won’t get that from most other libertarians. (But again, Who cares? And can smental midget muster a gallant or intellectually honest impulse worth hearing?)

Since The Unz Review Comments are not working, I’m posting a reply here to Ralph Raico’s comment, in which, among other things, he too expresses amazement “that some readers have inserted Israel into the discussion of Ilana’s excellent article.”

Dear Ralph Raico,

Whenever readers at the Unz Review see my name, like zombies tied to a psychiatric chaise longue they blurt out, “Israel, Zionist,” and worse. It’s not their fault. The Jews made them congenitally stupid.

Published by the Illuminati, “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” recounts how Trump was “subjected to loud booing when he told a ?Jewish-Republican crowd he couldn’t be bought. If anything, Trump’s promise to be a ‘neutral guy’ in attempting to broker an Israel-Palestinian peace agreement [had] given ‘hawkish candidates room to pounce,'” during the primaries.

Best regards,
ilana