• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

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Putting Whining Democrats in Their Place!….by Rabbi Dov Fischer

Finally: Time for Trump to Put Whining Democrats in Their Place

By Rabbi Dov Fischer  at American Thinker:

“In the synagogue business, the few rabbis who are unfortunate enough to practice at one of the few undesirable congregations with grumbling and carping congregants (probably not at all different from what some similarly unfortunate pastors encounter among those outlier church flocks pocked with sociologically pathological congregants) are told that nothing puts the grumbles to an end like a successful building campaign.  Just get everyone absorbed with raising funds and building something – anything: a wing, an annex, a revamp of the whole building, a re-furnishing of the sanctuary…just get them all busy on a project, building something, doing something.  Keep them busy with something constructive, and they will stop grousing.

We call it the “Edifice Complex.”

No fair observer can doubt that President Trump is a victim of a merciless witch hunt, with no end in sight until he is back hosting The Apprentice.  Remarkably, his approval ratings remain steady around 39 percent, the same number from before “Comey” this and “Flynn” that, before head counts at inaugurations and leaked phone calls to Australian and Mexican heads of government.  All the witch-hunting has solidified his base, and it has moved mild supporters into his camp.  Recently, Ann Coulter titled a weekly column “Every Time I Try to Be Mad at Trump, the Media Pull Me Back.”

Amen.

As the president continued his travels abroad from the respective centers of the world’s three most influential religions to NATO world leaders, the media followed, seeking to portray him as a rube on foreign affairs, much as they have tried to depict him on domestic matters.  We needed not doubt that, by the time he returned, the left-Democrat “Resistance” and their media stooges would be accusing Trump of having sown discord abroad, even as his supporters exhaled with joy that, finally, a strong voice of American pride had traveled overseas to assert American greatness.

The media loved the Obama model for world leadership.  In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, send John Kerry to France with James Taylor singing “You’ve Got a Friend.”  Obama meeting with Russians, asking them to tell “Vladimir” that Obama will cut sucker deals that hurt America after he gets re-elected.  Obama going to England and shocking the British public by continuing to ramble into a microphone while the orchestra deferentially played “God Save the Queen” in Elizabeth’s presence.  Obama going to Communist Cuba and dancing the salsa in front of Castro.  And always, everywhere, apologizing for America and promising to cut America down to size so that we no longer tower over Europe and Asia and Africa and the Middle East.

I prefer a “rube” like Donald Trump, who leads from the front, drops a MOAB explosive on an ISIS hideout and terror base in Afghanistan that had been a mountain earlier in the day, and orders 59 cruise missiles launched into Syria to enforce a red line against poison weapons that he does not even have to warn about.

Now that he has returned home, the president should turn his attention to the Edifice Complex.  His administration needs to get moving on some serious legislation.  He has done great with executive orders and Cabinet and court appointments, but the time now is for some solid legislation, some real building.  He is way behind on filling scores of open federal district judgeships and openings in the federal judicial appellate circuits.  If he would only get those seats filled with the kind of judges he wants, he and the Republicans actually would start winning more federal case appeals, and justice would move back from the Obama imbalance.  Similarly, it is time for legislative initiatives like tax reform.  Once he and the GOP start getting some “building campaigns” going – health care something-or-other, real tax reform, some construction going on the border, infrastructure work – people will become engaged in that and see “stuff” happening.

It works in churches; it works in synagogues.  Get started on building some of that wall. There is nothing like a building campaign.  Maybe even sell plaques for donors to put their names on: “This brick donated by Sadie and Izzy Feldstein.”

The Democrats have not been this angry since the Republicans took away their slaves.  They aim to tie up the president with one nonsensical non-scandal after another.  They allowed Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” pass without special counsel.  No special counsel to investigate Lois Lerner and the IRS targeting of politically conservative associations.  No investigation of the Clinton bathroom email server, nor of the Huma Abedin emails of secure intelligence to her crazy husband, Carlos Danger, who not only lacked security clearance to see those emails, but was ripe to be extorted for all kinds of mischief.  No special counsel to investigate connections between Bill Clinton’s million-dollar speaking engagements in the Putin universe and the concomitant conveyance of American uranium – the stuff of nuclear weapons – to the Russians.  Yet the Democrats – call them the “Obstructocrats” – now call for nothing but to impeach the president under any guise, for any reason, and just tie him up defending himself.

I cannot recall any time in the modern era, in any Western democracy, where the losing party declared itself “The Resistance” instead of the “Loyal Opposition.”

In the end, it may take two things to determine whether Mr. Trump ultimately is going to be the president he set out to be and for which we elected him: (i) the midterm elections in 2018 and (ii) finally finishing what Harry Reid started and, for once and for all, ending the filibuster rule completely, even as that archaic and unconstitutional obstacle applies to legislation, too.

Certainly, the party in power typically sustains midterm losses.  If the GOP manages to hold the House and gains some of those Democrat Senate seats in red states without losing more than one or two GOP Senate seats, then President Trump will emerge with enormous authority to move forward.  It will mean that two years of concerted Democrat obstruction, which seems so successful to them and their media echo chamber in D.C., actually will not have advanced leftist interests.  The president’s strength will be all the more enhanced if the GOP holds all but one or two of its Senate seats and sweeps a boatload of the red-state Democrat Senate seats.  It will be a definitive statement that, for all the garbage and “Resistance” and left op-eds and editorials, the voters outside the Beltway did not buy and are not buying any of the daily character assassinations.  It will assure President Trump and the GOP enormous momentum going forward.

By contrast, if the Democrats do well in the midterm House voting, even if they do not recapture the House but chart substantial gains, and if they hold most of their red-state Senate seats and even scoop a few of the GOP Senate seats, then they will be emboldened to intensify “The Resistance” toward 2020, and the president will be stymied.

Even so, and even then, it is one thing for voters to tell Quinnipiac and Rasmussen that they are disappointed in or do not approve of Mr. Trump (especially when the survey questions are worded in a way to elicit that response).  Quite another thing when the same voters are faced with the actual – not theoretical – alternatives for leadership: Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, other misfits and public nuisances of that ilk.  One remembers back to Richard Nixon being re-elected in 1972 by the biggest landslide ever because his opponent was Sen. George McGovern, who was not likeable, not impressive, and quite radical by the day’s standards.

With or without “The Resistance,” if President Trump gets re-elected in 2020, there will be hell to pay, because this man takes down names.  By then, he absolutely will be pressed to end the filibuster nonsense, finally, assuming that the GOP holds the Senate.

There is some value to a filibuster rule when it is used sparingly and judiciously.  Moreover, all sober-minded conservatives recognize that politics is cyclical, and one day the Democrats again will hold power.  But we also know that the filibuster, which has no basis in the Constitution, never was meant to require that each and every bill muster at least a 60-percent super-majority.  Rather, it was intended for the one or two moments in a term when a bill of constitutional moment was on the line, and the rule required the filibustering senator to hold the floor and speak 24 hours a day, with support from colleagues.  It never was meant for a “Resistance” to prevent a majority party from getting anything done for eight years.

In the meantime, let’s get some donors to get the building fund rolling.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/06/finally_time_for_trump_to_put_whining_democrats_in_their_place.html

Ben Stein: We’re Losing the Freedom Our Fathers Fought For

IT’S HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES!

by Ben Stein   at The American Spectator:

“Night after night, I stay up late watching documentaries about World War II. I’m obsessed with it. Not surprising, since it was the biggest event in the history of the human race. My father was in the Navy during the war, though to this day, I am not sure what he did. My father-in-law served in combat under Patton and was awarded the Silver Star for combat gallantry, before he was 22 years old, fighting hand to hand against the toughest of the tough, Hitler’s S.S., near Zeitlen.

The documentary I am watching right now is The War by Ken Burns. It came out ten years ago or so. I love every part of it. What I love most, though, is the portrayal of a nation totally united behind the goal of securing freedom and defending the Constitution. From every hill and hollow, every tenement and mansion, men and women fought, sacrificed, worked to defeat the incredibly powerful Nazis and Japanese. The pain and struggle that the men, women, and children of this nation went through to preserve our freedoms was literally fantastic.

I watch the men dying in Italian valleys, shot out of the sky above Schweinfurt, and tortured in Japanese prison camps, and I go to sleep deeply saddened. These wonderful people bled and died and cried for our freedom — and now we are throwing it away with both hands at what should be the bastions of freedom — the universities.

The nation’s universities have become no-go zones for people who do not hew to the one-party, anti-American, anti-police, anti-business attitudes of the violent brownshirts. Quiet, scholarly geniuses like Charles Murray and Heather Mac Donald — who dare to suggest that Americans should work for a living, who speak out in defense of the police — are shouted down, shoved, sometimes assaulted, and chased from campuses under guard. Ann Coulter — a long-time friend, staggeringly intelligent and amusing — is not permitted to speak at a University of California, Berkeley, campus, because she makes such witty, shining defenses of our great nation. This is a taxpayer-funded campus.

There’s an atmosphere of terror on campuses across the country. My beloved law school alma mater, mighty Yale, shamed itself recently by blackballing faculty who wanted to keep a sense of humor on the campus.

The formula is simple. Get a few nonwhite students to label a potential speaker a racist, whether or not there is the slightest evidence he or she is. Then bring in the looney left faculty, then bring in the women with fake charges of sexism, and soon you have a mighty avalanche against the speaker. The fascists call themselves anti-fascists, of course. But anyone with eyes and ears can see and hear who’s burning the books.

As far as I know, neither Hitler nor the Japanese ever planned to invade America. Certainly Vietnam didn’t. North Korea is a menace, but a poverty-stricken nation of 22 million is not going to subjugate us and take away our freedom……”   Please read on below:

 https://spectator.org/were-losing-the-freedom-our-fathers-fought-for/

The President Who Hated His America So Much, He Gave Irani Islamists the Nuclear “DEAL”

Barack Hussein Obama was a foreigner to America.   Little has been reviewed about his “American” background.   His father had multiple wives;  a  Muslim, but didn’t demonstrate much interest in family life.  Obama was raised by wealthy grandparents.

College Obama was  Marxist oriented.    His records are under lock and key so no one can review them.  Many of his prof mentors were communists….the fascist kind.

His hero in American life was Communist Socialist Saul Alinsky a community organizer programmed to make the country red during the 1930s.

Barack Hussein received a law degree and followed his hero, Alinsky, into the Communist Socialist community organizer world.   He spent most of his American presidency making America weak, ignorant, and hating of those folks who declined to teach and sing songs of Praise and Love to Comrade Obama in elementary schools, K -12 the first two years of his stay in office.

He destroyed the American economy……… and the once honorable Democrat Party, turning it from American Liberal to Soviet style Communist Socialist Fascist world of intolerance, deceit, and betrayal.

At the end of his presidency, Islamic sympathizer Barack Hussein Obama gave  Iran and its screwball ayatollah fascists who run the country a secret deal;  billions of American tax payer money  to assure these hate-America Iranis  had sufficient nuclear capabilities to  spread its brand of Islam to the rest of the world without resistance.   No doubt songs of Jihadists will be sung by Islamic fascists everywhere forever  saluting Islamist leader, Barack Hussein Obama for his leadership in destroying America in the name of Allah.      Please read the following Federalist article by  for further information:

Obama’s Iran Deal Was Much Worse Than We Suspected

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Barack Obama didn’t just undermine our allies with the Iran deal—he undermined his own Justice Department
by David Harsanyi   at  the Federalist:

http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/24/barack-obamas-iran-deal-was-much-worse-than-we-suspected/

Minnesota Ditsy DEM Kelly Fenton in Action to Open Borders for VOTING…Come one, come all!

Andy Cilek of Minnesota Voters Alliance sent the following message regarding Minnesota VOTERS AND VOTING.

He is concerned……but so is Ditsy Dem, Kelly Fenton.

Ditsy Dem, (please excuse the repetition) Kelly, I am guessing, is ditsy worried about our Minnesota’s response to Ditsy, Hillary Clinton’s vote tally in this past November 8, 2016 election.   Ms. Clinton kept the Ditsy DFL Governor Mark Dayton state BLUE by a breath.

Today’s DFLers are uneasy, however.   They are seeking more guaranteed votes to count.   The State has been becoming too unditsy lately.    Counting the dead who vote isn’t doing the trick for leftists to feel comfortable voting night.

The Minnesota DFL, the state’s  corrupt version of the Democrat Party, hasn’t been particularly persuaded by anything honest, forthright, and Godfearing for years.  Not long ago,  the DFLers recounted the actual vote tally  in the state’s Dem 8th District enough times,  including ballots out-numbering precinct voters, to declare the  Creep of Congress,  the obnoxious Dem Al Franken winner over Senator Norman Coleman by 300 votes.   Minnesota lefties adore creeps.   Creeps make them feel at home with whats on television, hoping they can compete with the stars in today’s California’s Sanctuary.

Minnesota has a Swedish heritage.  Its DFLers, like today’s Stockholmers in real Sweden, apparently  feel guilty about their honest past, their Lutheranism and white skin that apparently went with it…..bored with  TRUTH, they have discovered the excitement of rape, pillage, and burn and the modernity of ignorance and violence that goes with it.

Kurt Daudt, a Republican who happens to be Speaker of the House of MN’s Representatives, seems concerned about Kelly Fenton’s Open Days of voting often.

He sent the following FYI:    PLEASE READ WHAT DITSIES ARE UP TO THESE DAYS!

FYI – In response to Representative Kelly Fenton’s recent response which many of you have seen, in which she attempts to defend her ridiculous election bill, I just sent out the email below today to all the republican legislators regarding House File (HF) – 463.

Please read the email, and consider contacting EACH of the legislators listed below. In addition, I have provided a link to call your own representative as well.

While this may seem like a long battle, the session will be over in approx 4 weeks. Freedom isn’t free! We have to continue to fight when it counts the most! Expressing your views makes a BIG DIFFERENCE!

Contact the following Legislators:

Rep Kurt Daudt, Speaker of the House

rep.kurt.daudt@house.mn 6651) 296-5364

Rep Joyce Peppin, Majority Leader

rep.joyce.peppin@house.mn (651)296-7806

Rep. Tim O’Driscoll, Chair Elections Committee

rep.tim.odriscoll@house.mn (651)296-7808

Rep. Kelly Fenton, HF 463 primary Author

rep.kelly.fenton@house.mn (651)296-1147

Here is the link to locate your own Representative.

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/hmem.asp

Please don’t delay, the election omnibus is likely to go to the floor next week followed by the conference committee perhaps the following week!!

Your legislator will likely respond back to you, please don’t hesitate to ask them a FOLLOW-UP question if you are not satisfied with their response or you’d just like further clarification from them.

Happy Easter!

Andy Cilek

Minnesota Voters Alliance

The Fascism in Today’s Soup of Sour Americans

After eight years of Socialist-Fascist Saul Alinsky’s antiAmerican  student, Barack Hussein Obama’s leftist reign over the United States of America as the struggling nation’s  president, how are we Americans doing?

“Well?”  Or, “well” we now have Obama’s  leftist fascist Democrat Party filled with human hyenas, bodies and noises,  led by  New Yorker, Charles Schumer….at one time an honorable Jewish Senator from New York who now  controls the voting habits of 200 plus Congressional unAmericans slavishly obeying his dictates to sabotage the faithful and fair elected American Congress and Presidency whenever and where ever possible.

This is a  new brand of fascism for our America.

Most of my 83 years of life have been spent in our  democratic nation led by  two major democracy oriented political parties who, once in Washington, were able and employed men generally well educated or at least well  learned in their field, Godfearing,  and determined to solve problems as citizens of one Nation.

The believed in the Federal Constitution, were JudeoChristians, did not smoke or chew  marijuana, or distribute their sex in any number of directions.  Few, if any were ‘illegal’; nearly none  uneducated, troubled foreign speakers from  in or out of the illegal drug trade, invading the country with bodies filling fascist ‘Sanctuary Cities’ by the millions, stored  where they are nursed and trained to vote and sell things fascist Democrat forever.

Until the sex, drug, atheist, ‘student’, antiWar, antiAmerican  rebellions beginning in the 1960s, Americans were American…..with the exception of communists and extreme socialists like Howard Zin, Noam Chomsky, Alan Dershowitz who proudly wrecked the  once honorable American Civil Liberty Union…..and my today’s American  hero, but then a half century ago communist, David Horowitz,  before his enlightening conversion to seek, preach,  and defend freedom for America with  wisdom and foresight similar to  of the JudeoChristian thinkers and  forefathers who laid out the building blocks to create the foundation for the American experiment with Liberty,  In God We Trust, and E Pluribus Unum…..Thank you, Dennis Prager.

Yes, until recently, that is, roughly over the last forty years,  Americans of political or any other note  were usually  white and male…..and thank God, none  were  ditzy-chicks, until  the  Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, and Andrea Dworkin crowd gave us  Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, and Barbra Boxer and forty or more by numbers of their ilk in Congress, in print, at college from coast to coast, and  at NBC, CBS, MSNBC, PBS, ABC of all sexes, colors, shapes and sizes.

These leftist Democrat folks, at least the ones still living,  cherish their fascism.  They enroll whenever to do whatever to sabotage American freedom and honesty.   Their atheism guides them….since there is nothing particularly good, there is room for nearly everything bad…..in their lust to gain fascist power.

Today,  as I write this note to you, our American Republican  Party is scheduled to be voting on some kind of health care replacement program  for the leftist fascistic creation of collapsing Obamacare….. dictated by    former president Barack Hussein Obama in 2009 as an  introduction to control America by uniting feminists, black racists, immigrant Hispanics, (the more illegal the freer, the  better, leftist Jews, the usuals,  and other established urban wealthy and those who drink fascist Starbuck coffee into one political party for their better fascist one party built America forever.

Unlike today’s fascist Democrats, Republicans still squabble over matters, details vital to the survival of  any nation devoted to free expression.   Fascists, both Democrats everywhere  and the several at Fox and the some at  Wall Street Journal don’t trust squabble.   They prefer yesterday’s Germanic certainty…and one Party conquers all:  The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Post, Boston Globe, Minneapolis Strib, Chicago Tribune, etcetera, are  all the same print and noise:  all  HATE anything new, (even Fox News)….it’s too democratic, too foreign,  too freedom-oriented, too open to new, perhaps better ideas from new folks….THEY ARE CREATURES OF HABIT, HATE THE UNKNOWN……..and what happened to their  fascistic habits of today’s America this yesterday’s  November 8, 2016?

“Businessman” DONALD J. TRUMP arrived…..and has upset fascism in academic America, journalistic America,  black racist America,  feminism America,  socialist America, in the FOREIGNERS’ INVASIONS of America, and has profoundly disturbed the fascists selling the  Democrat Party to America.

I do not yet know  the result of today’s House vote regarding the future of our Nation’s foul Obamacare “health system”, or  its replacement.  I still belong to the same Health Care system begun as “Group Health” more than 50 years ago and raised my family when doctors were real doctors, not secretaries as they seem to be today….

The Left’s establishment is thrilled,  certain Donald J. Trump has messed up the mess which their hero, the foreigner, but suave, clever, devious Obama had dishonestly sold and  created eight years ago.  They cheer at the prospect that in nearly every corner of the country’s communication system Donald J. Trump has failed to perform.    His approval ratings, their cartels  tell us, are around 38%.

We love you Donald….Just as you are….Help rid America of FAKE NEWS!

Postscript:  President Trump this afternoon apparently withdrew the Obamacare replacement piece for lack of vote to carry Ryancare on  to the Senate.   Good….Ryancare deserved to disappear.   Naturally, fake news at CNN, MSNBC, and so on, will claim this event is proof of the weakness of the 45th American president to control his flock.  Unlike today’s fascist Democrats, Republicans usually vote as individuals rather than force to vote as flocks.

Prior to the arrival of America’s first neofascist to the White House, Republicans and Democrats were not afraid of working out important legislation together.  That is what I was used to seeing until this Hun showed up to run the White House.

ObamaCare was made law entirely by Democrat Party votes by demand…..Remember the loon of loons, Nancy Pelosi’s reminder that ObamaCare had to be passed before we saw what was in the bill.

For Obamaling review of the event above, please read a lefty reaction below:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-leaders-prepare-to-vote-friday-on-health-care-reform/2017/03/24/736f1cd6-1081-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.a57039ff1be5

Trump’s Loyalists are for Real!

Why It’s So Hard for Democrats to Pick Off Trump Supporters

A cultural disconnect with the Democratic Party helped create a bond with him, and they trust him to protect their economic interests.

by  Josh Kraushaar   at National Journal:

“Focus groups can be self-ful­filling Rorschach tests, with prac­ti­tion­ers cherry-pick­ing the parts that fit their pre­con­ceived nar­rat­ive. But it’s non­ethe­less use­ful to pay close at­ten­tion to Demo­crat­ic poll­ster Stan­ley Green­berg’s find­ings from a group of Ma­comb County, Michigan sup­port­ers of Pres­id­ent Trump, all in­de­pend­ents and Demo­crats. The fine print of these swing voters’ re­ac­tions is as sig­ni­fic­ant as Green­berg’s con­clu­sion that Demo­crats can win back some Trump voters by pivot­ing left­ward on eco­nom­ic is­sues.

The full re­port should be read by any Demo­crat in­ter­ested in for­ging a path back to power with Trump in of­fice. For all the anti-Trump sen­ti­ment cours­ing through the coun­try, many will find Green­berg’s find­ings sober­ing. Yes, Demo­crats could win a small slice of Trump voters by ad­opt­ing a more eco­nom­ic­ally pop­u­list mes­sage geared to­wards the Mid­west­ern states. But the cul­tur­al dis­con­nect between Trump’s voters and the op­pos­i­tion is so wide that it’s hard to see Demo­crats mak­ing com­prom­ises with this siz­able, dis­af­fected con­stitu­ency.

Green­berg has ex­tens­ive ex­per­i­ence in Ma­comb County, where he con­duc­ted a series of sem­in­al stud­ies of Re­agan Demo­crats in the 1980s. Barack Obama com­fort­ably won the county twice—by a 4-point mar­gin in 2012—lead­ing Green­berg to con­clude that the county’s leg­acy as a work­ing-class bell­weth­er was out­dated. But its leg­acy re­turned with a ven­geance last year, giv­ing Trump a whop­ping 12-point vic­tory, and provid­ing him his mar­gin of vic­tory in a tra­di­tion­ally Demo­crat­ic state.

Here are some of Green­berg’s most con­sequen­tial find­ings:

Trump’s base is ex­traordin­ar­ily loy­al. Not a single one of the 35 Trump voters sur­veyed said they had any re­grets about their vote for Trump, des­pite the swirl of con­tro­ver­sies con­sum­ing the White House. They agreed that Trump “gives them hope” when he speaks. “They ac­cept Trump’s ver­sion of the news and facts, and their re­ac­tions to videos of his press con­fer­ences and in­ter­views re­in­forced that point,” Green­berg writes. Trump’s au­then­ti­city—the idea that he is “blunt,” “out­spoken,” and “not afraid to speak out”—is a huge selling point to his base. They view Re­pub­lic­an con­gres­sion­al lead­ers as shifty and ca­ter­ing to the wealthy, but view Trump’s motives as heart­felt.

This loy­alty has con­sequences for the GOP’s le­gis­lat­ive agenda: TheWash­ing­ton Post fea­tured a front-page story this week about a Ten­ness­ee wo­man who be­lieved Trump, with some di­vine in­ter­fer­ence, helped her af­ford health in­sur­ance thanks to a gen­er­ous sub­sidy. The real­ity was that the sub­sidy was a part of Pres­id­ent Obama’s ori­gin­al law, and would likely be rolled back as a res­ult of Re­pub­lic­an re­forms.

To take a page from James Carville, “It’s the cul­ture, stu­pid.”…….”  Please read on below!

https://www.nationaljournal.com/s/649405?unlock=XDZICLLE1MJSYLP3