Encore of Revival: America, November 13, 2017

The vote swing in this week’s “off-year” election is not a referendum on Trump, but a referendum on a divided Republican party. The victories came largely from a state that twice elected Obama. The party will succeed in elections as much as it succeeds in unity. Disowning Trump has now proven that it only helps Democrats, which makes all the sense in the world.

Trump has every reason to continue to allow Mueller’s investigation. There doesn’t seem to be any dirt on Trump to find, Mueller keeps losing credibility, and Anti-Trumpists are well-distracted by the distant hope that Mueller might find something to warrant impeachment. While the Mueller drama continues, Trump can get legislation through Congress, many Anti-Trumpists are too tired to notice, and the press doesn’t have any ink left to report on it. That’s not to mention that the stronger the fruitless scrutiny, the stronger it makes Trump look, not to mention a 25% boom in stocks since Hillary conceded. If Mueller is part of a conspiracy, it almost seems that his “conspiracy” would be to help Trump. That’s what he is accomplishing, anyway.

Christians are getting even more guns. They are doing it legally and they are arming to the teeth. The Texas Church Massacre has opened many eyes to the vulnerability of certain traditions. “Conceal carry” seems to be a favored answer. Everyone is hardening their stance, the country is polarizing, and, thanks to social media, everyone’s political opinion is on record. This year, the country is getting some of the strongest—and most helpful—looks in the mirror we’ve gotten for a long while.

Partisan divide grows in US states, with mixed results | Yahoo – AP

Dems see control of Congress in reach after Tuesday’s elections | WA Times

Turns out Trump didn’t ruin America’s economy | NY Post

Here Are Eminem’s ‘Walk on Water’ Lyrics Decoded | Billboard

Texas Church Massacre

Parishioners Ponder Packing Pistols Following Texas Massacre | CBS Sacramento

Hero describes how he tracked down church shooter after attack | My San Antonio

Sharpshooting plumber fired shot that took down Texas church gunman | NY Post

Man who opened fire on Texas church shooter hailed as ‘good Samaritan’ | Guardian

Trump says Texas church shooting caused by ‘mental health problem’ not guns | Yahoo – CNBC


Byron York: Did dossier trigger the Trump-Russia probe? | Examiner

Fusion GPS official met with Russian operative before and after Trump Jr. sit-down | Fox News

Robert Mueller’s leak problem | NY Post

Trump says Putin DENIED meddling in the 2016 election and… | Daily Mail

The Trump Collusion Case Is Not Getting the Clinton Emails Treatment | National Review


The US has regained Middle East influence thanks to Trump, says Egyptian president | CNBC

Purge of Saudi princes, businessmen widens, travel curbs imposed | Yahoo – Reuters

Tension mounts in Lebanon as Saudi Arabia escalates power struggle with Iran | Guardian

Ahead of Trump’s visit to Philippines, a big thumbs up from U.S. veterans | Yahoo – Reuters

Plague fears grow as Malawi becomes tenth African nation put on alert for the spread of the killer disease | Daily Mail

NFL Continues to Suffer Massive Numbers of Empty Seats on Gameday | Breitbart