They’ve tried literally everything short of ordering a hit on him, and he still stands. They have exhausted every avenue, option, and possibility, and they are left with a bag of nothing.
They tried a fake dossier, a made-up narrative that the media put on repeat. They accused him of a high crime for a transcript of a phone call. They accused him of advocating violence when his words said precisely the opposite. Now they are trying to say he obstructed justice when he, in fact, followed the request of the FBI to the letter. Now they are trying to say that another phone call is evidence of a felony when again, his exact words prove otherwise. Now they have indicted him for something that if a crime is even evident (and clearly it is not), the statute of limitations ran out years ago. They tried to argue he avoided paying taxes, only for the record to show he followed the tax code with precision. They want to argue now that he intends to defraud the government of what he owes in taxes, even though during his four years in public office, he refused his $400k salary and returned it in full to the government coffers.
No elected leader has been more maligned, lied about, and attempted to be neutralized as they have with former President Trump.
I was reflecting on some things over this somber holiday weekend. I am intrinsically interested in relooking at history and seeing what lessons we learn from it. Hence my thoughts scurried to the 2016 cycle, where this imminent fear of Trump created this panic in America’s political left. The ensuing desperation dragged them into the utter gutter of criminal political action.
You may have forgotten that there were 17 primary rivals of President Trump. Even in the field of 17, it was obvious that the GOP had undergone a complete transformation. The establishment-backed candidates did the worst. Jim Gilmore, John Kasich, and Jeb Bush were all decent governors, but they represented something the base of the party began rejecting before Trump.
Three Tea Party candidates ran in that cycle: Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz. With two of those three winning states in the primary journey. Eventually, Cruz bowed out after Indiana, which did not happen until May 3. But in losing that state the last statistical possibility to defeat Trump was removed.
The interesting thing about the 2016 cycle was that Cruz had built the most impressive Presidential campaign organization in my lifetime. He had people literally on the ground in every county of the nation. And he had raised impressive amounts of cash to go with it.
But Trump did things very differently; much leaner, more cost-effective centralized rallies cost far less than what candidates had been used to. In the end, Trump spent a bit less than a dollar for every vote he secured, while Jeb Bush broke the bank on how costly his acquisitions were.
This mattered for a very important reason. It signaled to the left that Trump’s support was an unstoppable groundswell. Nearly eight years since he drew as many people, if not more, than he did in that arduous campaign cycle of 2016.
The politics of the Tea Party were the forerunners of America First, and from that standpoint, when adding up the Trump, Cruz, Rubio, and Paul votes in the primary, it’s easy to argue that the party already was “America First” in substance, only the label would trail until Trump’s arrival in the White House. (Important note: Cruz, Rubio, and Paul have all gone on to serve as vital allies of Trump in the Senate, with each of them steering their respective committees to America First priorities.)
The truth is, as Trump called out fake news, it wasn’t that he was showing America something they hadn’t seen. They had known or suspected journalism malfeasance gaslighting them for years. Trump affirmed what they saw, thought, and felt.
He did that on nearly every policy he touched, in nearly every foreign affair, energy, national defense, and economically related policies he implemented. He was so effective that it drove desperation to get rid of him at all costs by his opponents even deeper.
America is an America First nation. We want our economy to work, we want our energy to be abundant, and we’ve had it with “trusting” the “smart people” on the important stuff. The elites don’t like it because it means they can’t continue to gaslight and control us.
And they don’t like him because he keeps reminding us that it’s not about him; it’s about the nation and what is best for us and our children.
He is being severely attacked in an unlawful and genuinely dishonest fashion. If the Biden crime family could throw him in a gulag, he’d already be there.
The silly people who don’t have one-tenth of the organization or one percent of the money that Cruz raised for 2016 should go have coffee with him.
There’s an apparent reason why Cruz, Rubio, and Paul aren’t running for President. Like Nikki Haley, they are in their prime. Like Ron DeSantis, they are young. Like the Mikes (Pence and Pompeo), they saw firsthand the good that can be done in a Trump administration.
It took a pandemic and mass blanket ballot distribution, Zuckerberg drop boxes, and vote mules to cause him to lose re-election when he received the most votes of any incumbent in history.
America has also seen an administration that is more committed to pronouns and surgeries for minors (behind their parents’ backs) than they are to the welfare of our entire nation’s future.
And the only way the anti-American forces would defeat him (hence the people) would be to jail him.
A task they will fail at in a humiliating fashion.
Mo de Profit says
Hopefully they will fail spectacularly but they are corrupt tyrants and when was the last time a government official was in the slightest bit honest?
James Stagg says
Somewhere around 2017, as I recall.
J.J. Sefton says
The fraud and thievery of the 6 key swing states that installed the drooling Joe Biden in 2020 is now institutionalized and set in stone.
There is no way any non-approved Deep State candidate will ever win another election again. Assuming America survives the next 2 years. And that assumes there is still an America left right now. And I don’t think there is.
David Ray says
(You swerved into a “conservative/liberal” double pun on 2nd to last sentence. 🥁)
Soros bought a chickenshit leftist for the Wisconsin Supreme Court – outstanding an uninterested Bitch McConnell 6 to 1.
This adds to your point of voter fraud in the coming elections. Wisconsin now has a kangaroo court that will mandate that mail-in ballots be poured out in every direction. (Zuckerberg set up mail-in boxes so as to avoid regular mailboxes that would’ve carried a federal felony charge.)
James Keir Baughman says
Giving up like this, in the face of vicious Communists, is far, far from the right thing for us to do. Facing inside enemies like these, fighting vicious with vicious is the only way!
Banastre Tarleton says
The sinister recurring leitmotif of American history is ASSASSINATION .
Let’s face it the Dems would like to see Trump get whacked . I bet they are secretively surprised that it hasn’t already happened , but an assassin only needs to be lucky once, whereas a target needs to be lucky every single time ; that’s exactly what happen with Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo in 1914
President Ford was a victim of two assassination attempts within six weeks in California 1975 by two irate Leftist women . It was only good luck and fluke chance that he survived the second one as she didn’t know she had to rack her colt 1911 before firing it from less than five feet from Ford
Unfortunately, Trump is not only in danger from crazed ”lone wolf” types as he’s in danger from Deep State operatives too, who are capable of planting a time/ altitude bomb on his plane
I well remember how a Russian civilian airliner was brought down in Egypt in 2015 after a creep in the cabin cleaning crew was able to plant a pepsi can loaded with semtex under a seat
Kynarion Hellenis says
My thoughts exactly. It is unpleasant to think using the very reasonable, historically informed premises upon which you base your thoughts, but I think you have stated the truth. Ugly, but true.
colin powis says
If someone in the cleaning or aircraft maintanance crew are bribed to plant a bomb then that’s it ; no more Trump …then what ..who could possibly replace him ?
I am amazed that Tucker Carlson is still with us.
He will be interviewing DJT on Tuesday evening. Boy oh boy.
colin powis says
Poisoning is the” in thing” in regards assassination
Diana Forgy says
Mr. Putin is fond of it. But poison is traditionally a woman’s weapon, or perhaps that of a very short man.
If that happen there would be hell to pay for Bozo Clown Joe, the Kenyan boy, and all of the other scum they’ve dumped on us.
Unless we’re so complacent and dumb like the “good Germans” of 1932 that we want to kiss this nation goodbye. A sobering thought, but unfortunately in the world of cancel culture, “critical race theory” and drag queens one that just might be real if the rest of us do not get galvanized and learn to fight back.
Diana Forgy says
May the Lord protect Trump and his family from any attempts upon their lives.
Getting to the edge I think. This is the second serious post I’ve read that the last resort might be in play . Pray for the full armor of God is on President Trump and his family.
Steve Chavez says
“THE FBI, DOJ, AND MSM look at Trump under an ELECTRON MICROSCOPE while they look at the Biden’s, Clinton’s, Obama’s, and Democrats with A BACKWARDS HUBBLE TELESCOPE!” SC
“DEMOCRATS drag Trump to the Public Square to STONE HIM with the Scandal of the Week written on the Stones. ‘Russian Collusion!’ ‘Taxes!’ ‘Ukraine!’ ‘Impeach!’ ‘Documents!’ ‘STORMY!” On and on it goes, but in the end, nothing happens but the Democrats walk away LAUGHING since Trump is still laying there BEATEN TO A BLOODY PULP! ‘MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!’ ‘KEEP IT UP TILL THE ELECTION!’ ‘NEXT!’ And the Media will be there to cover every Stone thrown!” SC
If Pres. Trump’s destiny is what he believes it to be, he will live to perform it,
If his destiny is not what he believes it to be, he will get assassinated. No doubt
the uniparty desires him to be eulogized.
Ahh, but what if his assassination was the trigger that fulfilled his dream of a
country for the people/by the people?
What a tight rope the uniparty has put itself upon. They cant backup, go left, or right without falling off. Forward, that’s another bad option.
They would have been so much smarter to had let him do his 8 and go. Then destroy all of his progress in a slow steady way.
Dr. Sylvia Wasson says
You are making one big mistake: Believing that the radical left is capable of rational thought, let alone “smart.” they are rabid revolutionaries. There is no “thinking things through”, no patience, and certainly no fairness. All they have is a thirst for POWER and CONTROL. That makes them dangerous — and dangerous for former president Trump.
What they are is Jacobins, which somehow sounds a lot like jackals. Ferociously hungry, hungry, hungry, and incapable of thinking beyond their next kill.
James Keir Baughman says
We MUST remember that the Jacobin killers in France are of the same small but vicious “international” heritage as the Bolshevik/Menshevik mass killers of 1917 Russia. And now their grandchildren are the Democrat/Communist Party USA liars and mass killer insiders in our America.
Spurwing Plover says
The ones who belong in Prison is Clinton(Bill)Obama and Biden for Treason and selling America out to China and Russia and criminal master minds like Soros
Clintons, Bidens, Obamas. All plural.
Hillary belongs there too.
Didn’t Hillary sell a chunk of our uranium rights to Russian government-owned Uranium One, in exchange for $2 million in “donations” to the Clinton Foundation? You can look up the press photographs of Mr. Putin smiling benevolently at her after completing the transaction. If that isn’t treason, what is?
You know if they can’t get him any other way, they will assassinate him.
I hope and pray he has excellent security intel and equally good guards.
No doubt they’ve game planned, story boarded and even play acted out”””every eventuality. I’m sure they have media types, movie producers, advertising professionals , leftwing generals & psychologists advising Maybe their phony new “god” the leftist AI got in on it.
They do what they think will work. To preserve their power. They’re very good at propaganda and cheating. They had no moral compunction about Covid, fake kidnapping of governor plots, faking violence on 1/6 or jailing and torturing regular folks. They were very good at getting pathetic angry idiot cops to murder women on 1/6. So, perhaps they’d be good at broader mass murder.
What are we good at?
Melissa Mitchell says
We’re getting better and better at hand wringing.
James Keir Baughman says
We WILL quickly become good…at whatever we NEED to be good at!
Dick Wallin says
All the legal actions against Trump are despicable, but this latest effort in NY (& those coming in GA) is designed to get Trump nominated by the GOP and then defeated in Nov 2024. Trump is just not electable because he has learned nothing about statesmanship behaviour, nor how to work within the GOP; his is an anger campaign which will alienate half the voting population. He is now running deceptive and rude ads against DiSantis (a fellow Republican!) which will hurt the GOP & provide negative material for the DEMs in 2024. Trump is taking the DEM bait in his narcissism.
James Keir Baughman says
DeSantis running at all against the man who put him in the Governor’s office is viciously disloyal and hugely divisive to our effort to save America. Worse, it seems clear the effort to suck in Desantis comes from Democrats hiding behind disloyal RINO “republicans.” That’s a problem Real American Republicans need to “take care of” IMMEDIATELY! If not sooner!
angelo barbato says
If this and other witch-hunts don’t vastly increase support for Trump, then there’s something very wrong with Americans!