Thinking Out Loud
So the MSM said how bad it was for Trump when Manafort turned state evidence. It was media hysteria. Now that he is no longer a state witness, they are saying how bad it is for Trump that he isn’t.
How can that be? I am confused. Is everything just bad for the President with the MSM?
I am also confused on this border wall funding.
First I thought I heard during the campaign not to worry because Mexico was paying for it. What happened to that?
Now the administration wants $5 billion to continue going forward.
The Democrats, led by Schumer, want to approve $1.6 billion.
Wait, are we all willing to waste either $1.6 or $5 billion? Either we are building a wall or we aren’t.
This is how broken DC is.
Today I saw GMA and other MSM blame the President for GM’s plant closing. Are they really so biased they can’t report the news?
First of all, manufacturer jobs are up in the U.S. I remember Obama saying that was impossible — “what you have a magic wand?”. Remember that?
Second, GM like Ford is cutting sedans. Are they leaving that market to Toyota, Honda and Hyundai? Do they think gas prices will always be low?
Third, for all his criticisms this President is out front, fighting for U.S. jobs For GMA and the MSM to attack him shows their bias.
With the Mississippi election over here’s a question. You heard over and over the racial charges against the Republican candidate. Did you know that the Democratic candidate was forced out of office in 1994 by allegations that he improperly took gifts from businesses and lobbyists? He was agricultural secretary under Bill Clinton and had to resign. Why do you think you only saw the racist charges over and over?
On 2020 here’s a prediction before the candidates are chosen. The Democrats and MSM will report that the Republican candidates for President, senate, house and governor are racists, anti women and homophobic for every seat.
On the border situation it now appears that Jim Acosta was wrong on his assessment which led to that whole media mess. Here’s an analysis:
In the infamous press conference with the President earlier this month Acosta stood up to make some declarations and then brusquely swiped away an intern’s hand when she went to take back the microphone. He said the president was all wrong about the migrant caravan that was then marching toward the U.S.-Mexican border. In the Nov. 7 showdown he said: “I wanted to challenge you on one of the statements that you made in the tail end of the campaign in the midterms, that this …” The president cut him off, knowing right away where this was headed, and said, “Oh, here we go.” Mr. Acosta picked up the question. “… that this caravan was an ‘invasion.’”
“As you know, Mr. President, the caravan was not an invasion,” he lectured the president. “It’s a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the U.S.”.
Having been properly schooled by the CNN reporter, Mr. Trump said: “Thank you for telling me that. I appreciate it.”
Acosta went on to spout nothing but opinion, using loaded words as he unloaded his bias.“Do you think that you demonized immigrants in this election? But your campaign had an ad showing migrants climbing over walls and so on,” he said. “They’re not going to be doing that … They’re hundreds of miles away … That’s not an invasion.”
Well, flash ahead less than three weeks and whamo! — an actual invasion as so-called “migrants” clashed with U.S. Border Patrol guards at the San Ysidro port, throwing rocks and, yes, trying to climb over fences and walls.
Any apologizes from the Acosta or the MSM who chastised Trump for weeks? Why not?
Let’s add that we see far greater number of young men than families. Let’s add that the previous administration used gas to protect the border far more often — without criticism. Let’s add the Homeland Director reported at least 600 of the caravan have criminal records. Just add it all up and yet tonight on their news the MSM will blame the President.
One last thought today. We continue to see the judgement about the administrations lack of action on the Khasoggi murder. Some thoughts here:
Terrorists have always existed in the middle east.
How were they controlled? By strongman leaders.
When President Jimmy Carter supported the overthrow of the Shah of Iran he opened the door to Iran terrorists.
The action was immediate (see U.S. Embassy) and the terror they have spread. Iran is acknowledged as the leader in terror worldwide.
We overthrew Saddam and what happened?
In short, in that part of the world we need to mind our business unless they threaten to attack us.
You overthrow the government of Saudi Arabia and the results will be negative.
You won’t hear that on the MSM, because it is easier to attack the President.