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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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

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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Donald R. McClarey

The I Words

  With the conclusion of the Mississippi Senate Special Election yesterday, and the predictable victory of the Republican,  notwithstanding the attempts of the Left and much of the media to depict this as a winnable race for the Democrats, the

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Donald R. McClarey

Run Hillary! Run!

    Donald Trump is the living embodiment of the maxim:  It’s smarter to be lucky, than it’s lucky to be smart:   Mark Penn, a former adviser to the Clintons, believes Hillary Clinton will make another run for president in

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump Laughing at the Superior Intellect

“The devil…that proud spirit…cannot endure to be mocked.” Saint Thomas More One video clip explains why Trump drives Leftists out of their minds and why they continually make fools of themselves as a result.  Trump understands that the sacred cows

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Donald R. McClarey

Historical Ignorance and the Left

  Historical ignorance seems to have a cozy home on the Left these days.  Leftists attacked President Trump for praising Robert E. Lee as a great general, which he manifestly was.  They attempted to ignore that the point of the

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Trump NAFTA

  Amazing how Trump is portrayed as a hopeless bumbler by the Democrats and most of the media and yet he manages to accomplish things, like renegotiating NAFTA with Mexico and Canada, hitherto thought impossible.  Here are some of the

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Trump Strikes Trade Deal With Mexico

    Chalk up another victory for the blue collar billionaire: US President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced a new US-Mexico trade deal on Monday, completing a major step toward the renegotiation of the North American

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Donald R. McClarey

Why Trump?

Salena Zito gets it:   This new conservative populist coalition is not the fluke the political class hoped it was. Donald Trump did not cause it, he is just the result of it, so no matter what he does, it

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Neil Steinberg

    Before going, I felt squeamish at being in the crowd scene at a party for the man who kicked open the Pandora’s box of American fears. Almost afraid. But hearing him, I better understood his appeal. He has

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Donald R. McClarey

Trump the Deal Maker

Amazing how Trump, whom his critics paint as the greatest boob in history, gets results where other presidents either didn’t try or failed: President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he struck a preliminary deal with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

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Donald R. McClarey

Jobless Claims Lowest Since 1969

  Back in 69 I was twelve years old, Paul VI was Pope and Richard Nixon was President.   Jobless claims are now at the lowest level since December of 1969.  Of course back then the nation had a population

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Seven Days in May Was Not a How to Manual

      Democrat Congressman Steven Cohen (D.TN) has called for a military coup to topple President Trump:       Life imitating Art.     What is it with liberals and coups?  Recently, including the obviously deranged Congressman, several

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Democrats Bring the Crazy

Perhaps the most salient feature of the Trump era is how crazy he makes most Democrats: Why is this?  Democrats during the Obama years kept telling themselves that they were now the majority party of the future, thanks to demographic

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Trump Knows a Bad Deal When He Sees It

President Trump killed the Iran deal today which was a good deal for Iran and its program of gaining nuclear weapons, and a terrible deal for the US.  This minor league Munich agreement was Obama’s desperate attempt to have a

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Fishing Expedition

Federal District Court Judge T.S. Eliss III, a Reagan appointee, gave Special Prosecutor Mueller a hard time in Court today by stating the obvious:   “I don’t see what relationship this indictment has with anything the special counsel is authorized

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Donald R. McClarey

Our Obscene Age

In regard to President Trump, as faithful readers of this blog know, when he ran in 2016 I long refused to support him.  It was only in September of 2016 that I reluctantly supported him after his pledge to pro-life

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Donald R. McClarey

1.3 Trillion Monstrosity

I thought the Republicans controlled Congress and the Executive but I must have been mistaken.  Surely no Republican Congress could have passed a spending bill that, in the words of Senator Ted Cruz (R. TX): “The disastrous elements of this

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Donald R. McClarey

President Trump and the Art of the Deal

One of the bizarre features of much of the criticism of President Trump is how completely wrong-headed it is.   For example, most Leftist sites on the internet depict Trump as a maniac eager to start a war.  How they will

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Donald R. McClarey

First Trump State of the Union Address

Third longest State of the Union Address in history.  Could have used a fair amount of cutting, but delivered well.  As usual with these type of speeches, a lot of general proposals and few specifics.  What did you think?  

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Donald R. McClarey

State of the Union: 2018

President Trump will be giving his first State of the Union Address tonight, and it should make for good television.  Some of the lamest members of the House Democrats have pledged to stay away, thus elevating the tone of the

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