Donald R. McClarey

Emoluments Clause and Trump

The never ending attempt of those who oppose President Trump to get rid of him by hook or crook took a punch in the face when a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit dismissed

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Donald R. McClarey

Smart Woman

  Interesting: First lady Melania Trump warned her husband that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was not being truthful when she accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school, according to a new book. “You know that woman

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Donald R. McClarey

True

  Trump’s speech revealed a far more ideologically conservative Trump than he was is 2016. When Trump ran for the presidency, he was not ideological. His leanings appeared to be towards the left. He probably thought conservatives were a bit

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Donald R. McClarey

Stop the Presses: Zombie John Dean Says That Trump is Worse Than Nixon!

The Democrats hoping to impeach Trump had the really bad idea to roll in 80 year old John Dean to claim that Trump is worse than Nixon.  I was all of 17 when John Dean ceased to be relevant in

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Donald R. McClarey

Remembering A Man From a Far Country

There were giants in the earth in those days Genesis 6: 4       Presidential Message in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s First Pilgrimage to Poland Issued on: June 2, 2019 On this day,

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Donald R. McClarey

Anti-Semites Should be Made of Sterner Stuff

  One of the more ridiculous charges against President Trump is that he, with a Jewish daughter, a Jewish son-in-law and Jewish grandchildren, is anti-Semitic.  Perhaps this will put paid to this particular canard:   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Lucid Ideas

“Once again, for the record and all together now… …It is not that Trump is necessarily so smart it is that these people are so absolutely god awful. As Glenn Reynolds likes to say, “We have the worst political class

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Donald R. McClarey

Reverse Watergate

  So two years and forty million dollars later, the Mueller report confirms what any sentient person knew at the beginning of this farce:  there was no collusion between the Trump administration and the Russians to influence the outcome of

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Donald R. McClarey

There are Norms and Then There are Norms

  One of the correct criticisms of President Trump is that he has broken norms that should guide all presidents, and I largely agree with that criticism.  His personal behavior is often childish and boorish.  His habit of twittering is

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Donald R. McClarey

Pelosi: No on Impeachment

  The Democrat caucus in the House has a number of divisions, perhaps the most salient one is the division between the Left and the Crazy Left: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made her strongest comments to date on impeachment, saying

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump C-PAC Speech

  Trump can give a 2 hour speech filled with ad libs and give no evidence  of tiring.  The man is 72 years old!  Trump has transformed himself into a very good stump speaker, and whoever the Democrats put up

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump as Shane

  The old-timers can’t see it yet, but runnin’ cattle on an open range can’t go on. It takes too much space for too little results. Joe Starrett:  Shane (1953)     I don’t think I agree, but this is

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Donald R. McClarey

Keeping a Promise

As faithful readers of this blog know, I was a very reluctant, and late, supporter of Donald Trump in 2016.  I grudgingly came on board the Trump Train when he made his pro-life pledge in September:  Dear Pro-Life Leader: I

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Donald R. McClarey

Deep State? What Deep State?

Surprise!:     Who would have thought that, this deep into the Russia collusion probe, we’d be learning about yet another dossier connected to Hillary Clinton? And, as it turns out, it was sort of a family secret. By his

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Donald R. McClarey

The Twilight Hour of Socialism

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Donald R. McClarey

Deep State? What Deep State?

  Little surprise:   Did the “highest levels” of the Department of Justice attempt to foment a coup d’etat in May 2017? Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe told Scott Pelley that he quarterbacked a meeting to discuss removing Donald

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Donald R. McClarey

Second Trump State of the Union Address

Three decades ago the greatest President of my lifetime, Ronald Wilson Reagan left office.  I used to watch his State of the Union addresses with rapt attention, appreciating both his matchless oratory and his substance.  I never thought I would

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Donald R. McClarey

State of the Union: 2019

President Trump will be giving his second State of the Union Address tonight, and it should make for good television, especially due to some of the crazies elected to the House in the Democrat wave last year.  Trump will be

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Donald R. McClarey

Why Trump Won

  In America class differences in politics tend to be concealed by other differences, usually race, cultural issues, ideological battles, etc.  Trump however, the blue collar billionaire, tapped into the resentment of a great many Americans who have been the

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Donald R. McClarey

My Reason For Supporting Trump

But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first. Mathew 19:30     Trump has kept his commitment to the pro-life cause, while almost all Leftist Catholics enthusiastically cast their votes for the

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Donald R. McClarey

You Have to Admit, the Man Has Style

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Donald R. McClarey

Fact Check

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:     WASHINGTON, D.C.—As President Trump began addressing the nation Tuesday evening, he said, “Good evening” to the camera, drawing an immediate flurry of fact checks from publications all across the

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump on the Wall

  Not one of Trump’s better efforts.  It had the dreary feel of a compromise speech put together by a gaggle of advisors.  Trump’s instincts I am certain would have been to declare a national emergency, order the Army Corps

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump’s Afghanistan History Lesson

  Why Trump drives me crazy sometimes:  he is always certain, even, or especially, when he is bone ignorant.  To respond to the President:    No, the Soviets did not invade Afghanistan in 1979 due to Afghan terrorists roaming into

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Donald R. McClarey

The WeatherVane Never Fails to Disappoint

    Senator Elect Romney (R.Ut.) knows who the real enemy is:   It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination. After he became the nominee, I hoped his campaign would refrain

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Donald R. McClarey

Time for a Mindwipe

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Donald R. McClarey

I’m Confused

  Secretary of Defense Mattis has resigned, he is leaving in February, presumably because Trump is withdrawing our 2000 advisors from Syria.  I agree with Mattis that this precipitate withdrawal is a mistake, and Trump is being lambasted for it

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Donald R. McClarey

GraveDiggers

    My favorite living historian nails it:   There is really an inequality of the law. I mean we talk about the elites but think about the array of people who have not told the truth. Andrew McCabe was

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Donald R. McClarey

Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

    The blatant double standard in the treatment of Trump and Clinton is why I have a difficult time taking seriously the Mueller investigation of Trump.  The Washington bureaucracy signed on to the Resistance and Comey was a member in

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Donald R. McClarey

Pardon Omnes

There is an exception to the power of pardon, that it shall not extend to cases of impeachment, which takes from the president every temptation to abuse it in cases of political and official offences by persons in the public

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump and the Art of Politics

  Confederates often said during the War that Nathan Bedford Forrest’s commission as general was signed by Jefferson Davis and the Lord God Almighty.  A semi-literate slave trader with no training as a soldier, Forrest was the outstanding commander of

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Donald R. McClarey

An Early Christmas Present For Trump

Republicans can always rely on Democrats to overreach:   WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush-money

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France in Trumoil

  I can’t help but notice that compared to many governing politicians in the West, Trump is not doing bad.  Trump has been often compared unfavorably to French President Macron, but it is Macron who is facing incipient revolt:  

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