America is on the quiet this week. It’s the deep calm before the storm. People are tired. Unsatisfied opponents of Conservatism are getting wary from victory deferred after victory deferred. Now, they are looking to another failed candidate to put their hope in, Sanders.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. The invented Mueller Russianewsgategate scandal scandal is coming to its grand fizzle-and-pop of an ending. The Left is self-destructing with its old playbook tactic. When melodrama isn’t enough to get what they want, they respond with more melodrama.
Kirstjen Nielsen is finally gone. Since the “New York Times Essay”, the public grew suspicious of insiders trying to sabotage the Trump administration. In the Pacific Daily Times Symphony list of suspects, she was right there at the top with John Kelly. (See Encore articles from September 10, November 19, and December 10 of 2018.) Firing both discretely and far apart was among the best ways to handle saboteurs. Were they? Only Trump knows for sure, and that’s the way it should stay.
With what happened between Cruz and Trump in Louisiana, it’s becoming less deniable why Cruz maintains a hopeless race. Isn’t it interesting how few things have helped the establishment like Cruz’s whopping failures? And, isn’t it more interesting that Cruz’s anti-establishment supporters can’t figure out how interesting that is?
American Churchianity seems to be looking for the candidate that they won’t need to hold accountable every day. They want someone they can elect and forget about. Remember all that rotgut we hear from clergy about the ongoing need for “Christian accountability”? Does Churchianity believe its own message about so-called “accountability”? Or does that apply to everyone except Cruz?
Maybe “accountability” only applies where money flows. Or, maybe not. But Cruz does seem to be the exception. His Christian supporters really seem to believe that he will need less accountability than any of the others. And that makes him the most dangerous man in America—not because of what he does, but because of what his supporters have turned him into. The same argument could be made for Trump, except that his supporters don’t seem to think he is the ideal messiah, just that he is best for this job. And, Trump supporters don’t seem to have plans for relaxation after the election.
Trump is already doing a great job of eliminating establishment waste. His candidacy has already proven that many “good old boy” jobs just aren’t needed. He is a Christian who is rarely seen on Sunday morning—something Christian “Cruzers” call a contradiction. But, Barna observed the same phenomenon: Millions of Christians left Sunday morning to know Jesus more. Now, it seems they support Trump. He also runs his campaign without a consultant, researcher, or speechwriter instructing him on which lies to tell to get elected this season. If we follow the money, we see that Trump’s loud-establishment opponents are most likely trying to keep the delusion that their own jobs aren’t unnecessary, not because they oppose his specific policies and values—they just oppose their own extinction.
Bernie hopes that superdelegates will change their vote. That would be like asking a political consultant to advice against having a political consultant. Yeah, right!
The election establishment views an election campaign speech as nothing more than a delphi technique meeting. They talk, pretend to listen and care about what people have to say, then give the people’s own conclusion to them. Whatever they say is what they think you ought to think, mixed with enough sweet-sounding nonsense so that you let the medicine go down. In their view, the public is not being very obedient. And, their Marie Antoinette complex is becoming ever more obvious.
Even the Pope is being spun in circles. Someone described the wall of Mecixo as if it would be the Berlin wall, rather than the Vatican wall or Nehemiah’s wall. The Pope gave Trump the benefit of the doubt and commented about not knowing the full context, but this rarely gets reported.
The FBI wants to solve a permanent problem with a must-be permanent solution misbranded as a “temporary” solution. If the FBI doesn’t want this to let the genie out of the bottle, at least Jeb does, ergo the recent debates. The FBI changed a password that might have allowed retrieving information via iCloud. Oops. The FBI could send the phone to Apple to retrieve the data, but won’t. They want something that the next Snowden could share with the world. In a word: competent.
Many in America ask, “Why can people be so brainwashed to support Trump?” Many of these are Cruz supporters. The brainwashed population is not the Trump base; it is the Cruz base. Brainwashing keeps people blind to their own reality. Cruz is an alleged “Christian” who lies and gets away with it, like a typical Sunday morning pastor horror story. He mails false “violation” warning scare tactics (also typical of Sunday morning Churchianity). He made an apology without making restitution—also typical of scandalous pastors. And, like the Sunday morning minions, his base thinks he’s just the most wonderful thing by Biblical standards. Cruz’s base exhibits brainwash symptoms every bit as much as Christians who think the only way to know Jesus is on Sunday morning with a hypocritical pastor because that pastor is paid.
The sad part is, Bush and Rove used the same manipulative tactics to get the religious right vote sixteen years ago. It’s quite easy. Use evangelical lingo. Pretend to be in the bubble of asocial Churchianity that doesn’t know how to interact with non-Christians. Play on the fears of the “us v them” fear of people. Cruz supporters don’t see the problem with his dishonest tactics because brainwashed people don’t see.
And, brainwashed people always think non-brainwashed people are the ones brainwashed. That’s why Cruz supporters think Trump supporters need to “wake up” and “see what is happening”.
Let’s review the political scene…
Trump does have Conservative values—patriotism, love of country, low taxes, power to States, obey Constitution. He got rich through real business, not ENRON-style scandals. His smaller, held companies filed bankruptcy much less frequently than Wall St. high rollers do every day. Trump has been honest in his business dealings, though powerful. He knows how to say, “No,” to elitists, donors, and the media. He knows how to hire, fire, mentor, and build buildings. And, he knows how to control the Chinese rather than letting the Chinese control him. Most of this is foreign to the Sunday morning minion crowd.
Rubio changed colors in the Gang of Eight. Though he seems to regret it, he still has to pay; losing this election should be enough. Rubio supporters aren’t brainwashed, they are just rich and comfy and fond of nice clothes, combed hair, and employees who make candidly polite appeals to the boss. But bubbled Bible thumpers (as opposed to bold Bible readers)—Bush-Cruz supporters—don’t see how Christian hypocrisy left the country susceptible to many things. Hillary and Bernie supporters aren’t brainwashed by individuals, though Democrat voters clearly don’t see how Democratic policies caused their own employment problems. Donkeys differ from Republican voters, who gave us terms like RINO. Though Democratic politicians break promises as much as Republican politicians, Democrat voters never thought to use the term DINO. Democrat loyalists have their own brainwashing issues.
People fear Trump because he’s different. They fear that he will get into office and turn on them like a snake in the grass—because that’s what all the other politicians have done, including Rubio and Cruz. But, that actually makes him less likely to change colors. Trump is not a professional politician. He wouldn’t know how to abuse political power because he would be new to it. He would only know how to do what he has always done: succeed by firing idiots and making bank. At least, that’s most likely.
Cruz followers are the biggest brainwashed segment still in America. They believe anything and everything that walks and talks like Sunday morning. They tell stories about David and Goliath, yet don’t like it when Trump talks big. They preach on Jesus’s parables about profitability, yet they don’t have money themselves. They pray to the God who made the universe and sits on its throne, yet they don’t have power within their own society. Somewhere there is a disconnect.
Trump is drawing people because of the power and “violence” Jesus talked about. The drowsy are awaking. The slow ones are still with Cruz. Many believe God told them Cruz will win the nomination, because that’s how Sunday morning culture works. When Cruz doesn’t get the nomination, they will wake up also. And, when they do, revival will return.
Is Trump trustworthy? None of us are. Never trust a person. Only expect history to repeat and trust people’s interest rather than their promises. Cruz and Rubio will be useful in the Senate, voting to pass the legislation introduced by the Republican who got more votes than they did. Trump will make America greater than before, but the police state will grow under him. Will it be best with Trump? A book that can tell the future would be worth a lot of money.
Trump, good or bad, is pulling people out their caves. Trump would not have power if people were neither brainwashed by Sunday morning hypocrisy nor Democratic “trying while failing”. For better or worse, what we are seeing, now, is the un-brainwashing of America. The question is not about what Trump will do, but what America will do when the giant wakes up.
Senior Supreme Justice Scalia died days after ruling against Obama. Cause of death is presumed and unchallenged, similarly to the legacy Obama wants. There will be no autopsy. There will be questions. One should pray for the health and safety of one’s adversaries in order to reduce questions. Obama wants to uphold the Constitution in appointing a nominee; will the nominee?
Sanders argues Constitutional compliance in the president appointing the next Supreme Justice. Does he know that he is a Democrat? If Sanders wanted to be fair and get rid of the 1% control, why did he choose a political party that gives extra delegate votes to the 1%? He won New Hampshire, but gained fewer delegates because of the system in the so-called “Democratic” party, having “superdelegates”. The Republican party treats all votes equally, and has given at least lip-service defense of the Constitution in a day when the Constitution seems to have many adversaries.
Perhaps someone should inform Homeland Security that Obama and Sanders have become sudden advocates of the Constitution. But, that would raise more questions.
You already read it here first: Sanders will lose to the Clinton machine. Sanders and his supporters asked for the superdelegate problem when they chose the so-called “Democratic” party. Smart people tend to win at things; not-smart people tend to not win. Frankly, serves them right. But, no one should be surprised that none of them figured out that this would happen ahead of time.
Liberals can’t tell the difference between opinion and fact when their own opinions are involved. In this, they are unabashed as much as they are unaware. Conflation of opinion and fact, leveraging bully pulpits to impose bias, shamelessness—these are all indications that one has lost the argument and hasn’t yet figured out that one does know it.
While Pacific Daily Times will continue to interact with Quartz articles, because they have good quality writing, nonetheless bias and open about it, we now know with certainty that it is a Liberal blog. Breitbart, openly Right Wing establishment-ish, and The Blaze, more pure Conservative, are banned from the Times because of heavy website load times and for no other reason.
Perhaps Liberal blogs operate at a profit loss while Right Wing sites use establishment advertising methods that bog-down web resolve times. It’s a shame, what all periodicals involve. But, it indicates a shakeup and, among other things, that revival is returning to America.
You read it here first: Trump in New Hampshire, Trump is positioned to get some of the Sanders vote in the general.
Nation to State, the Federal Justice department is suing Ferguson, MO. This sets a precedent for the next White House to sue Chicago over corruption. North Korea is also cracking down on its leaders; one general was reported executed. Such are the ways of top-down politics. The high GOP turnout in New Hampshire is a bottom-up phenomenon. That’s the difference.