Encore of Revival: America, September 10, 2018

Assuming Jeff Sessions does not recuse himself again, if and when he investigates the mole undermining the will of the people now elected to the White House, he should look for someone akin to a spotless East Coast grad with a sense of personal duty, a history of “high grad” military status over real life, reverence for sailors like John McCain, little time in life to have acquired entrepreneurial startup bearings, and knowing how to correctly use the word “lodestar” along with a proper em dash—. In other words, they should look for someone similar to John Kelley.

As for the economy, it’s the economy stupid. Republicans should win the midterm. Everything else is just excitement about excitement. Blue collar union workers usually vote blue, but don’t count on it with them getting higher pay. As if that wasn’t enough, this little maritime-savvy maverick hero from the White House just might bring out the vote enough to boost the republican electorate participation. Then, we also have all those #walkaway peeps, who are snowballing against the snowflakes.

The biggest mistake in Woodward’s book was spelling Trump’s name correctly. All press is good press, especially when the economy is clipping along.

As for Elon Musk’s fall in stock prices, that sure does fit with his goal of making the company private again. If prices fall below his promised $420/share, his offer would seem attractive.

Economy

U.S. adds 201,000 jobs as worker wages accelerate to nine-year high | Market Watch

Trump’s Tight Labor Market Wins U.S. Construction Workers Higher Wages | Breitbart

6.3%: African-American Unemployment Rate Second-Lowest Ever | CNS News

Thanks to GOP Tax Cuts, Utilities Are Lowering Rates | Americans for Tax Reform

The Wall

Trump says he could use the MILITARY to build his wall if Congress won’t fund… | Daily Mail

Russianewsgategate

Giuliani to AP: Trump will not answer obstruction questions | AP

The NY Times Essay

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration | NY Times

It Wasn’t Me: Pence, Pompeo and a Parade of Administration Officials Deny Writing Op-Ed | NY Times

Trump wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate writer of anonymous NYT op-ed | CNBC

Chaos grips Senate hearing on Trump Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh | Yahoo – Reuters

Chaos: Kavanaugh Hearings Kick off with Belligerent, Shrieking Democratic Hecklers, Calls to Adjourn | Grabien

Election

5 States That Will Decide the House Majority | Roll Call

Trump Officials See Weaknesses in the Midterms | WRAL

Obama jumps back into political fray, calls out Trump by name: ‘He is a symptom, not the cause’ | WA Times

Obama slams ‘crazy stuff’ coming out of Trump White House, hits politicizing of Justice Department | NBC News

The Book

Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency | WA Post

Trump Unleashes on Woodward, Accuses Him of Making Up Quotes and Being a ‘Dem Operative’ | Mediaite

Woodward book puts White House back in damage-control mode | AP

Musk

Tesla shares plunge NINE PERCENT- wiping $4.3BILLION off the company value – after Elon Musk’s wild pot-smoking, whiskey-drinking rambling podcast and company’s top accountant quits | Daily Mail

Elon Musk says he wants to take Tesla private at over $70 billion — here’s what that means | CNBC