A Vacation Quiet?

Will there be the traditional vacation quiet this August?
(Editors note: We will ease up on the daily blog also as the news slows)

We don’t think so in the traditional sense. Though it should be less hectic, when you have a President who tweets news daily and a press out to get him, things won’t go quiet. What we expect is the President will find things to tweet that will create news coverage. He can’t help himself.

The press in turn doesn’t want the anti momentum they’ve built to lessen. If you read the NYT over the weekend or saw the Sunday shows you saw the new big issue. The VP is “planning to run against the President in 2020”. They actually carried that narrative over and over.

What is happening is that VP Mike Pence is very active. He is doing so for a few reasons. However, let’s establish this first, the VP is a loyal person. One of his greatest traits is his loyalty. He is so loyal to his marriage he took much ridicule for some statements two months ago you may recall. He would never run against his President. Never.

So why is he so active? First, he is raising funds for the next election. Second, the conservatives in the Republican party respect and like him. Third, he knows how the President shoots off daily and knows he may yet shoot himself and Pence may find himself leading the ticket. He is raising funds, yes he is, but not to challenge the President, just to be ready for 2020 and reelection. But, why should the MSM allow reasoned thought to ruin a good anti Trump story? By the way, if Pence ever runs, like in 2024, you watch how the press treats him. He is a true conservative and they will paint him Hitler two, I guarantee you.

  A Recess:

We still think the President should have told congress to stay in session and forced them to work on healthcare and taxes. They would have gotten something done.

North Korea:

This is a ticking time bomb with no real solution. The world just increased sanctions and let’s see how they react. Our proposed solution of an alliance with countries around them with the thought “an attack by N’Korea on one is an attack on all” still makes sense. Plus we deploy anti missile defense for them and leave China exposed until they come on board.

Chicago Mayor Files Lawsuit:

Rahm Emanuel said the city will file a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s use of federal grant money as a way to force local authorities to cooperate with a crackdown on illegal immigration.
Good to know he is fighting the crime in Chicago. His city, though less populated, has had more murders than NYC and LA combined this year.
Very focused.

The Ratings:

Total Viewers (Live +SD)   THURSDAY Fox won but close again.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.652 | CNN: 891 | MSNBC: 1.355  | HLN: 229
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.519 | CNN: 1.296 | MSNBC: 2.379 | HLN: 250
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.367
Specialists:
1.689
Baier:
2.077
MacCallum:
2.698
Carlson:
2.758
Five:
2.423
Hannity:
2.376
Carlson:
1.502
CNN Tapper:
1.100
Blitzer:
1.188
Blitzer:
1.041
Burnett:
1.021
Cooper:
1.284
Cooper:
1.254
Tonight:
1.345
Tonight:
975
MSNBC Wallace:
1.347
MTPDaily:
1.540
Melber:
1.455
Matthews:
1.933
Hayes:
2.047
Maddow:
2.542
O’Donnell:
2.534
Williams:
1.826
HLN Spcl.:
134
Spcl.:
115
Spcl.:
150
Banfield:
121
Banfield:
199
Files:
260
Files:
290
Files:
330

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