Stormy Days …..

Stormy Days Ahead

The surprising raid on the President’s personal attorney’s offices and home opens a whole new dimension to the investigations.  Simply put, as have have written often, it appears to us that the “collusion illusion” is a dead end.  However, the financial side of things is a whole different game. Something is coming now and this is going to get messy.
There are two areas that jump out as potential targets:
1. The payment to Stormy Daniels, and who knew what, when and what they said they did.
2. The Trump finances and foreign dealings before the election.

One of those two is the area of investigation and either is a problem for Trump and the Republicans. What started on a lie “collusion” is now opening new fangs.

Impact on the 2018 Elections

This will put the administration and thus the Republicans in a worse position than they were before. Unless other events overtake things (and six months is a long time in politics) this is a headed for a Democratic tide wave. The odds of Speaker Pelosi is very probable at this point.

Syria

Some far leftists will yell the action we are about to take in Syria is a Wag The Dog scenario. They will do so because we expect a very strong action by the administration.  They will see it was done so strongly because of a desire to take attention away from the Mueller and now new investigation.
They will be wrong. A strong action is a must.

The President promised and for credibility reasons he needs to act. Failure to so and he becomes Obama and red lines that means nothing.

Second he must be extra strong to show North Korea he means what he says. A strong action here will convince Kim Jong un that Trump is not one to fool around with.

Third Putin has to know we are serious. No way that Assad did what he did without Putin’s knowledge and thus approval.

Fourth Iran. They are watching to see if Trump is as tough and “crazy” as they fear. He has to assure them he is as he prepares to cancel the Iran deal.

So expect a big action — if not done by the time you read this.

A Tax Update

Remember all the noise about this tax cut was for the rich? Well here’s a stat out this week:

In 2018, households in the top 20% will have income of about $150,000 or more and 52% of total income, about the same as in 2017.
But they will pay about 87% of the income taxes.  This is up from about 84% last year

So let that sink in. The top 20% will earn the same ratio of income this year as last. However they will pay 87% of the federal taxes. That 87% is up 3%. Wait I thought this was a tax break for the rich. Will the liberals and MSM apologize for their false accusations.

The Ratings

MSNBC has continually closed the gap on Fox and the ratings below illustrate that. With the announcement last night of the new probe, I am guessing they will win a few days this week too.

Total Viewers TUESDAY.
Fox wins but they and MSNBC are much closer than the past.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.570 | CNN: 778 | MSNBC: 1.238 | HLN: 208
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.488 | CNN: 1.018 | MSNBC: 2.186 | HLN: 280
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Shep:
1.275
Shep:
2.269
Baier:
2.234
MacCallum:
2.008
Carlson:
2.416
Hannity:
2.931
Ingraham:
2.111
Bream:
1.336
CNN Tapper:
887
Blitzer:
1.188
Blitzer:
1.033
Burnett:
923
Cooper:
1.034
Cooper:
1.055
Lemon:
962
Lemon:
751
MSNBC Wallace:
1.313
MTPDaily:
1.401
Melber:
1.139
Matthews:
1.626
Hayes:
1.820
Maddow:
2.747
O’Donnell:
1.992
Wlms:
1.403
HLN Michaela:
69
Cupp:
67
Banfield:
89
Banfield:
144
Killer:
189
Killer:
295
Files:
355
Files:
452

Total Viewers WEDNESDAY. Fox wins again by a small margin.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.594 | CNN: 721 | MSNBC: 1.205 | HLN: 214
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.541 | CNN: 923 | MSNBC: 2.241 | HLN: 279
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.203
Five:
2.152
Baier:
1.967
MacCallum:
1.753
Carlson:
2.581
Hannity:
2.938
Ingraham:
2.103
Bream:
1.318
CNN Tapper:
789
Blitzer:
760
Blitzer:
818
Burnett:
944
Cooper:
1.003
Cooper:
869
Tonight:
891
Tonight:
711
MSNBC Wallace:
1.113
MTPDaily:
1.205
Melber:
1.291
Matthews:
1.597
Hayes:
1.805
Maddow:
2.779
O’Donnell:
2.139
Wlms:
1.461
HLN Michaela:
80
Cupp:
57
Banfield:
118
Banfield:
142
Files:
202
Files:
287
Files:
340
Files:
404

Total Viewers THURSDAY. MSNBC edges Fox to win the night.

  • Total day: FNC: 1.526 | CNN: 690 | MSNBC: 1.266 | HLN: 205
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.392 | CNN: 861 | MSNBC: 2.424 | HLN: 225
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
1.139
Five:
2.004
Baier:
1.918
MacCallum:
1.693
Carlson:
2.496
Hannity:
2.704
Ingraham:
1.974
Bream:
1.273
CNN Tapper:
697
Blitzer:
779
Blitzer:
713
Burnett:
814
Cooper:
918
Cooper:
853
Tonight:
808
Tonight:
752
MSNBC Wallace:
1.231
MTPDaily:
1.179
Melber:
1.357
Matthews:
1.618
Hayes:
1.803
Maddow:
2.904
O’Donnell:
2.565
Wlms:
1.759
HLN Michaela:
89
Cupp:
83
Banfield:
126
Banfield:
181
Files:
168
Files:
243
Files:
265
Files:
456

Total Viewers FRIDAY. Fox wins the night. 

  • Total day: FNC: 1.408 | CNN: 675 |  MSNBC: 1.151 | HLN: 202
  • Primetime: FNC: 2.140 | CNN: 902 | MSNBC: 1.849 | HLN: 255
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p:
FNC Cavuto:
972
Five:
1.760
Baier:
1.603
MacCallum:
1.371
Carlson:
2.267
HannitySpcl:
2.590
Ingraham:
1.562
Bream:
1028
CNN Tapper:
729
Blitzer:
748
Blitzer:
772
Burnett:
863
Cooper:
1.121
Cooper:
812
Tonight:
770
Tonight:
703
MSNBC Wallace:
1.177
MTPDaily:
1.165
Melber:
1.251
Matthews:
1.430
Rvolution:
1.251
Maddow:
2.526
O’Donnell:
1.769
Wlms:
1.271
HLN Michaela:
83
Files:
75
Files:
97
Unmask:
160
Unmask:
230
DeathRw:
247
Files:
287
Files:
409

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