Encore of Revival: America, April 15, 2018

With the last of Symphony’s saboteur suspects being expelled from the Trump administration, establishment Republicans have their undies in a bunch. Their objections indicate two main motives. Toward the surface, they still think Trump’s decisions are based on calculation of “election strategery” rather than made by an administrator who wants certain things done a certain way. But, on a deeper level, they don’t want their stable, “established” world being unraveled by anyone, outsider or not. But then, there is a third, less apparent layer, more sinister—a question of whether they knew about the saboteurs and wanted them to stay there. Publicized opposition to the president of their own party certainly proves the kind of character that would undermine their own party’s president by any means.

Now that Russianewsgategate nonsense is being seen for the yesterday’s yesterday’s tabloid newspaper it always was, the media machine is gearing up to save face: Goldman Sachs thinks Trump might be re-electable. The Left doesn’t get it. The most important two things to understand about Donald Trump is that from the time he announced his candidacy, 1. he was always going to be elected and 2. he was always going to be re-elected. Those two things aren’t obvious to people who don’t understand Donald Trump.

Democratically-controlled “sanctuary cities” have been working, as they purport, to be a safe haven for immigrants. The kinds of immigrants they seek to protect, as they purport, will be helpful to their communities and to the nation. Now, they have a splendid and long-hoped-for hope of seeing their hard efforts pay off. They will be the beneficiaries of thousands of exactly the kinds of, as they purport, good people they have been standing up to defend. Yet, they found a way to be angry.

If the Trump administration were to send immigrants to the very cities hoping to be sanctuaries for them, wouldn’t that be a good thing? One would think so, unless sanctuary city laws were known to be designed to create problems. By objecting to getting what they wanted, Democrats imply that they know something that they purport everyone else doesn’t. Is there something wrong about sanctuary city laws that their Democratic leaders aren’t telling us?

The rest of America—the “fly-over” counties, the rural areas that the Democratic cosmopolitans turn their noses up at, the Conservatives who grow everyone’s food and cling to their “guns and religion”—they were suspicious about sanctuary city laws. They thought it might be a bad idea. If the Conservatives were right, then sending the invited immigrants to the party that invited them could create a breakdown of law, paving the way for the Federal Government to declare martial law and deal with sanctuary city policy makers that way.

Just imagine: Trump-controlled Democratic cities—and it all would have been made possible by Democrats. But, that’s assuming that the Conservatives were right. We’ll see.

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DHS Purge

Trump’s DHS purge floors Republicans | POLITICO

Trump pressured Nielsen to release detained immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities | CNN

Trump told CBP head he’d pardon him if he were sent to jail for violating immigration law | CNN

Relection

‘Mayor Pete’ joins 2020 Dem race as face of new generation | AP

Goldman Sachs: Trump has ‘narrow’ shot in ‘close call’ election bid | Yahoo

‘King Bibi’: perennial survivor Netanyahu comes out ahead | Yahoo – AFP

Russianewsgategate

William Barr testifies before congress for first time since receiving Mueller report, live stream | YouTube – CBS News

Dems rage against Barr for backing claims of Trump campaign ‘spying’ by FBI | Fox News

Ex-Obama counsel expects charges in Mueller-related probe | AP

Julian Assange

Julian Assange faces up to… | Daily Mail

Assange in the embassy: the seven-year itch | Guardian

Border

Trump doubles down on plan to ship migrants to sanctuary cities, says ‘Radical Left’ should be happy | Fox News

Hundreds of migrants form caravan in Honduras to head for the US | Yahoo – AFP

Update: Border Patrol nabs 103,492 immigrants in March | WA Examiner

On US-Mexico border, militia vow to patrol until ‘wall is up’ | AFP

‘The Five’ reacts to Trump’s sanctuary city proposal | YouTube – Fox News

Trump aides targeted in corporate blacklist effort by immigration, civil rights groups | Fox News

Trump and Oakland mayor trade Twitter barbs over immigration policies | Fox News