Déjà Vu, Anyone?
President Trump took his show on the road again, this time to Dallas. If the nonstop impeachment harassment is getting to him, it certainly doesn’t show when he is among the faithful. By the way, it seems that there are still a lot of faithful:
Tonight, we forcefully condemn the blatant corruption of the Democrat Party, the Fake News Media, and the rogue bureaucrats of the Deep State. The only message these radicals will understand is a crushing defeat on November 3, 2020! #KAG2020 pic.twitter.com/QW1Rk99O4b
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2019
While watching the response he was getting at the rally, I was also perusing a variety of news feeds, and I was once again struck by the stark contrast between the media hysteria and the enthusiasm of the regular Americans who flocked to the president in Dallas. It all seemed so familiar:
Trump is doing rallies with massive crowds that show up a day early to see him and the MSM keeps saying he isn't popular. Anyone heard this story before?
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) October 18, 2019
I am not in the business of political predictions — I gave that up after the last election. However, all of the unscientific factors that worked in Trump’s favor for 2016 seem to be at play again.
The only thing the Democrats have going for them is that they can’t possibly nominate someone as unlikable as Granny Maojackets. Bless their hearts, they’re trying, but no one can be as thoroughly awful as Mrs. Clinton.
I keep thinking that it can’t be possible that the Democrats and their media partners didn’t learn anything from 2016, but it appears that may very well be the case. They are dismissive of Trump’s very public support. They still place more stock in what celebrities think than what the flyover country types want. They think they can win simply because they think Trump shouldn’t win.
It’s a rerun with just a few modifications, the most obvious being that Trump is the incumbent, and that gives him some historical inherent advantages.
One of his greatest advantages remains his ability to use Twitter to communicate directly with supporters:
The radical left tolerates no dissent, it permits no opposition, it accepts no compromise, and it has absolutely no respect for the will of the American People. They are coming after me, because I am fighting for YOU! #TrumpRallyDallas #KAG2020 pic.twitter.com/OthKwS1bud
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2019
He’s got a little bounce in his step.
Ignoring the Will of the People Can Get Sticky
The UK’s political crisis springs from one simple fact — the political class is refusing to do what the people instructed it to do. We have a Brexit electorate and a Remainer parliament. And when parliament defies the people, you have a democratic crisis.
Brendan O’Neill on Sky pic.twitter.com/1h3U8eZTiu
— spiked (@spikedonline) October 18, 2019
Well, maybe not all political speech…
Defiant Zuckerberg Says Facebook Won’t Police Political Speech
“People having the power to express themselves at scale is a new kind of force in the world — a Fifth Estate alongside the other power structures of society,” Mr. Zuckerberg, 35, said.
He added that despite the messiness of free speech, “the long journey towards greater progress requires confronting ideas that challenge us.”
“I’m here today because I believe we must continue to stand for free expression,” he said.
Cool story bro, but Facebook has a habit of banning all kinds of speech that it deems offensive, and it’s almost always with a decided bias. And face it, if Trump weren’t the leader of the free world he’d have been booted off all social media by the “tolerant” liberals who run the platforms.
TOTALLY WEIRD HOW THE MSM GOT ANOTHER ONE WRONG: Sondland Testifies: No Quid Pro Quo in Ukraine Call, Trump Policy
Nancy Pelosi Says She Prays for Trump’s Mental Health. No One Believes Her
From the Mothership and Beyond
Here’s a peek inside Beto O’Rourke’s Rally Against Fear (and President Trump’s rally too)
Harris Aide To Buzzfeed Editor: Reporter’s Tweet Is “Whiteness Manifest”
Right?!? Falling Ratings, Pointless Snark: Why Hold Televised Debates At All?
STOP AND WATCH THIS: And Now, A Musical Tribute To Cancel Culture
It’s in Paris so it probably has 720 STDs too: Paris zoo debuts mysterious self-healing “blob” that has nearly 720 sexes
Four Armed Citizen Stories Ignored By National Media This Week
Why Gun Confiscation Really Wouldn’t Work In The U.S.
Vice President Pence Must Save Us From Elon Musk Syndrome
Liberal scum are scummier every day: Trump Posts Lovely Tweet About Elijah Cummings, Still Gets Attacked By Media And Left
Planet of the Apes is happening: Monkeys beat humans at computer game in groundbreaking intelligence study
Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse will be on Airbnb for $60 per night
Maybe LeBron can help them: 2 Americans arrested in China could be held for “months or years,” teaching program says
Hillary Clinton Releases DNA Test Results Proving She's Only Half Lizard Personhttps://t.co/Bgy2igOcl4
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) October 17, 2019
The Kruiser Kabana
— Hotep Nebuchadnezzar (@chadlismyname) October 18, 2019
‘Tis the Season
https://twitter.com/41Strange/status/1185057485368905730The first comedy album I ever listened to was “Tour de Farce: American History and Other Unrelated Subjects” by The Smothers Brothers. I also started my stand-up career as part of a duo, so I’ve always had an appreciation for how much work that takes to get right.
Off to my high school reunion, so I’ll have an alibi all weekend.
PJ Media Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author of “Don’t Let the Hippies Shower” and “Straight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.”
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