Don’t you feel foolish, my liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances?!
‘Critics said’ you should be accustomed to that by now.
In the run-up to the Independence Day “Salute to America,” the Left predicted a military coup led by President-for-Life Trump.
The two (count ’em: 2) Abrams tanks in Trump’s parade would lob ordnance into the House of Representatives. The President would push a plunger, launching the inter-continental ballistic missile disguised as the Washington Monument. Target: California. Navy Seals would seize the Constitution from the National Archives for extraordinary rendition. Bret Kavanaugh would suspend habeas corpus. Ivanka would be named ambassador to Russia.
Quoting its usual sources (those being Democrats), The New York Times committed one of its trademark “Critics Said” articles.
Trump’s decision to turn Washington’s annual Fourth of July celebration into a kind of Trump-branded rally for America has drawn criticism from Democrats, top representatives of the city government and many military officials [Blaska: at least, the ones that the Times quoted, those being former Obama people] who believe the president is using the troops and their gear as political props.
Uber-liberal D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser bad-mouthed the event and “she’s an American,” Politico assures, “who loves celebrating the Fourth of July as a non-political event.” Mayor Bowser has “some concerns about a president not celebrating the military but glorifying military might. That scares me the most.”
Which prompted Ann of Althouse to respond:
The fireworks are the “bombs bursting in air” of the National Anthem. Now, the 4th marks the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, so the ideas of freedom and self-government are the most accurate focus. But the Declaration started a war, and that worked out well, and we’re glad we did it — or so we say on the 4th. So what’s so bad about “glorifying military might”?
Blaska Policy Werkes Bulletin: One is left with the impression that Democrats would rather celebrate military weakness.
Our faces are red even if our politics are not
President Donald Trump was as good as his word Thursday: He saluted America. [It was] one of the least polarizing speeches of his presidency. …. His remarks did not turn into the hyper-partisan campaign-style rally that some of his critics [Blaska: like those at CNN] had feared.”
Credit where it’s due: The president did not go full authoritarian on the National Mall on Thursday.
Trump closed his speech on a note of unity, describing Americans as “one people chasing one dream and one magnificent destiny.” But the event, which will likely be viewed by half the country as a patriotic tribute to men and women in uniform, and the other half as a corrupt, quasi-fascistic boondoggle …
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Can you imagine any of the Democrat presidential candidates talking great about the USA like this? Instead, the party out of power describes our country as one hot mess and plays the politics of resentment. Well, they have to bitch about something, when they’re not longing for the days of court-ordered school busing. Because the economy is booming and …
They are tired of winning!
“Trump’s policies are helping workers more than Obama’s did.”
Especially in nine key swing states, including Wisconsin, the Wall Street Journal notes.
Here is the great paradox of the Barack Obama economy: …Those with financial assets prospered more than middle-class wage earners. The Obama Democrats talked constantly about inequality rather than growth, and the result was less growth and more inequality.
This just in: Economy adds 224K jobs in June, exceeding expectations. Wages up 3.1% over a year ago.