Encore of Revival: America, July 10, 2017

Donald Trump Tweeting himself is important. It’s more important that Jame’s Comey writing classified information in his personal memos, more important than cutting the environmental red tape holding back pollution, more important than DeVos re-making 1965 education law, more important than Dodd-Frank regulations being scrapped, even more important than Obamacare about to bite the dust!

In fact, Trump’s Tweet about himself is more important than a young man’s privacy, than his dignity—it’s even more important than CNN’s own credibility with the public.

America’s new president is anything but a fool. He knows exactly where to throw a scrap of meat to the dogs, how big it should be, exactly how long it will take for them to scramble for it. He is the master of the spotlight, whether his own spotlight or shining a spotlight on someone else to blind them from what he is doing.

And, he is doing a lot.

He has made massive rollbacks in Obama-era rules. This is arguably one of Obama’s biggest failings—that Obama left everything he worked for so easy to undo. He made rules with the stroke of a pen, Trump undid them with the stroke of a pen. But under Trump, Betsy DeVos is exploring fundamental legislative changes to education—and that’s just the beginning.

The Trump administration is pushing legislation that rarely gets mentioned in light of top titles—military, tax… Obamacare… While Republicans are fighting amongst each other over the optics of disagreeing with Obamacare, other laws are getting passed without any scrutiny from the media. And, it’s all thanks to pop culture’s obsession with everything that doesn’t matter. Pop culture got Trump elected and pop culture will get his policies passed.

Obama’s legacy is being undone because he didn’t work. He didn’t work with Congress to get laws that would outlast a Republican majority. He spent too much time golfing. He gave too many long-winded speeches and didn’t produce enough hard-earned, well-manufactured product. Compared to Trump, Obama was lazy. That’s why Trump is getting his way: work.

No attack can harm a man who works. No media smear can hurt him. It’s not that all press is good press all the time. Rather, all press is good press for those who work.

Right and wrong, for both better and worse, we are entering an era dominated by people who work.


Comey’s private memos on Trump conversations contained classified material | The Hill

Donald Trump Jr. gathered members of campaign for meeting with Russian lawyer before election | Circa


CNN is under fire for threatening to identify the creator of the Trump wrestling video | Circa

CNN ‘New Day’: CNN Promised Not To Identify Pro-Trump Reddit User If He Apologized; “A Nice Thing” | RCP

EXCLUSIVE: CNN Staff Reeling After Personal Info Leaked | Daily Caller

Journalism Historian: CNN’s Malpractice Is ‘a Gift From Heaven for’ Trump | Reason

Rules Rollback

Trump’s alarming environmental rollback: what’s been scrapped so far | Guardian

Trump changes higher ed with rollback of Obama-era consumer protections | WA Post

House backs legislation to undo most of Obama’s landmark banking reforms | Guardian

Trump could use alternate routes to roll back bank reforms | Guardian

The Trump Administration Is Rolling Back Clean Water Protections for Half of America’s Streams | TIME

Good Riddance to DAPA—but DACA Should Be Next | National Review

How environmentalists can regroup for the Trump era | The Conversation

The Scholar Who Will Help Lead Trump’s Assault on Rules | NY Times

Home Sweet Home

Trump Will Get First Appointment To Powerful D.C. Appeals Court | Daily Caller

Republicans Won’t Stop Fighting With Each Other | Bloomberg

Congress returns to battles over health care, budget | W Top

Neo-Nazis, Black Lives Matter, And Progressive Groups Clash In New Haven | Daily Caller

Cleveland, Tenn., has cheapest gas in America, study shows | Times Free Press

Black Lives Matter leaders sued over Baton Rouge police shooting | Yahoo – Reuters

G-20 Outcome Shows Trump’s America Is Going Its Own Way | Bloomberg

Democratic Tailspin

Back to the Center, Democrats | NY Times

Democrats in Disarray Over the Direction of Their Party? | Fox Insider

Dems still not ready to get serious | Fox News