Dead Cats: TheStateofUS, 03/01/17, (25)32: James Brody


PA Capitol, CFL/VFP – March 1st; ObamaCare;  Pro-Trump; DC Grassroots trip; NRO Summit; KoP Demonstration March 4th!

TRUMP: BEATTY & MATHES – Renewal; DRUDGE LINKS 3/1/17; THE TEXT – Ivanka co-author; SEIB – New polarization; HANSON – Metaphysics; SIMON – Dems die; DC TIMES – Lunge left.

NOTES: WATSON – Obama leaks; WHITE – Break it!; KELLYANNE! On my couch and yours.

CFL/VFP – March 1st

“”Crony Capitalism: A First Hand Account”

“Our guest speakers for Wednesday, March 1st are a husband and wife team. They are normal people with a 6 year old son who experienced first hand the power of crony capitalism forcing them into financial ruin. This sparked within them a desire to not only spread the message to others by giving them a first hand account of their story, but also provide a message of hope. Instead of cowering in a corner, they chose to use this travesty as an opportunity. They are passionate liberty-minded individuals who believe in their fellow humans. They embrace the idea of what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and they have used that new found strength and passion for liberty in forming Liberty Link Media Group; where their mission is to be a leading voice of activism in the liberty movement, and to utilize their many years of experience; Nicholas as a media and marketing professional, and Dawn as a Forensic Psychologist, to bring professional video content, PR, marketing, and media that has long been lacking to the movement.

“In 2014 their small family-owned tech company was sued by the Attorney General of Florida with no cause as part of a sweeping action to take out the competition of much larger companies. Companies who had provided money to the campaigns of high profile Florida politicians. Despite having no evidence to support their assertions they forged forward against the company assuming Nicholas and Dawn would simply settle as all others do. Unfortunately, they found themselves embroiled in a 2 year battle that continues today. What transpired during those two years is a story you will only see in the movies. You do not want to miss this!

-Hosted by Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots

-Wednesday, March 1, King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, 170 Allendale Road (located directly across from the Cheesecake Factory, and adjacent to the fire company’s 911 Memorial)

-7 until 9p.m. (doors will open at 6:30)

-Free potluck dinner buffet included (please feel free to bring a snack, dish, or simply enjoy)

-Cash bar for non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages/self-serve coffee

-Two random monthly door prizes will be drawn. Get your tickets upon entrance. We hope you love them as much as we do!

-Please share this unique event extraordinaire with your family and friends in the tri-state area. It promises to be exceptional.


*Prayers and fellowship will be shared with all of our Christian friends for “Ash Wednesday.”

Pro-Trump Rally: King of Prussia

National  rally to support President Trump
Local Event
March 4, 2016
Noon to 1 PM
King of Prussia Mall in front of Wells Fargo Bank

Please bring Flags and wear MAGA Hats Trump Tees etc

Pro-Trump Rally to Be Held at Neshaminy State Park

The March 4 rally is hosted by People4Trump in Southeast Pennsylvania.  grassroots activist group founded by Jim Worthington in support of President Donald J. Trump.
The rally, to be held from noon to 1 p.m., is one of many “Spirit of America” rallies taking place across the nation that day.
“These rallies are inclusive, non-partisan, and open to anyone supporting President Trump in his efforts to bring back manufacturing jobs to America, put the security of our nation ahead of political correctness, improve our infrastructure, revitalize the inner cities and secure our nation’s borders

Grassroots Lobbying Day in D.C. on Capitol Hill, March 15

Mark your calendar and make your plans to be at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017! PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!
It’s time for the Tea Party to go BACK to Washington, DC. President Trump is working to keep the promises he made on the campaign trail, but he’s running into opposition at every turn – from the intolerant leftist Democrats, to the mainstream media, and even some establishment Republicans.
It’s time for us to show up again in Washington and remind these politicians that it’s time to start enacting the agenda that will make America great again.
Tea Party Patriots along with Freedom Works 
On March 15th, will host a grassroots lobbying day on Capitol Hill. Office visits are one of the most effective ways to make our voices heard in Washington, D.C. and to hold our elected officials accountable.
The primary focus of our lobbying day will be on repealing ObamaCare and confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, although we may add other topics as the date approaches. The committee hearing for Judge Gorsuch is set for March 20, which increases the importance of us being in DC together making our voices heard on March 15.
Mark the date on your calendar! If interested get on the email list



March 16-17: National Review Ideas Summit

Now Announcing: Kellyanne Conway Speaking at Ideas Summit

Please join us, and many of our closest friends, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. on March 16 and March 17, for National Review Institute’s 2017 Ideas Summit. This biennial Summit builds upon NRI’s rich tradition of in-person intellectual engagement, bringing together today’s most influential thinkers and strengthening the conservative movement William F. Buckley Jr. helped establish. We invite you to join us for what promises to be a productive and uplifting Summit.

This year’s Summit will address: 
“The Way Ahead · Conservative Foreign Policy ·  Conservative Economics in an Age of Populism . Getting Right on Immigration · Hollywood and Popular Culture · Conservatism and the Class Divide

Among the notables participating:

Ed Conard · Charles C.W. Cooke · Governor Doug Ducey · Kellyanne Conway, Senator Tom Cotton ·Veronique de Rugy · Kristie de Peña · David French · Daniel Hannan,   Mollie Hemingway · Mark Krikorian · Andrew Klavan ·  Larry Kudlow,  Dr. Charles Krauthammer · Michael Lind · Kathryn Jean Lopez ·  Rich Lowry,  Heather Mac Donald · Andrew C. McCarthy ·   Jay Nordlinger · John O’Sullivan ,  Ramesh Ponnuru · Reihan Salam · J.D. Vance · Kevin D. Williamson.

AND DON’T MISS: The Inaugural Whittaker Chambers Award Dinner (3/16) | Celebrating Daniel Hannan, a profile in courage


Janet: Obama Care:

There are no more excuses for not repealing Obamacare. Establishment Republicans are, nonetheless, dragging their feet on what was a major campaign promise. We are hearing that liberals are calling Congress in massive numbers to ensure the survival of socialist medicine and the ‘death panel’. Conservatives must act asap.

The deadline to repeal Obamacare, with the reconciliation process that allows passage in the Senate with only 51 votes (Republicans have 52), is April 28, 2017.

Please be aware that repeal must come first, then, replace. A transition period is included in the repeal effort that gives Obamacare insurers and insured the time to transition to a replacement plan. Combining repeal and replace significantly jeopardizes the repeal process.

ACTION ALERT: Please contact your Congressman

Rep. Patrick Meehan:

D.C. office (202) 225-2011

Springfield, PA office (610) 690-7323

Rep. Ryan Costello : D.C. office (202) 225-4315

West Chester, PA office (610) 696-2982

For more information:



“How do critics square the circle of damning Trump as singularly unfit while simultaneously praising his inspired appointees, who, if they were to adopt a similar mindset, would never set foot in a Trump White House? How does someone so unqualified still manage to listen to advice or follow his own instincts to appoint so many willing, gifted public servants — at a time, we are told, when nearly the entire diplomatic and security establishment in Washington refuses to work for such a reprobate?” Victor Davis Hanson


Andrew Beatty & Michael Mathes, Yahoo: “Trump promises ‘renewal of American spirit’ in Congress speech”

“. . .Transposing hardline campaign promises into a presidential key, Trump offered the most restrained and detailed explanation yet of his America-first world view.

“He criticized threats against Jewish community centers and condemned the seemingly racially-motivated killing of an Indian immigrant, answering calls for him to speak out.

And although the 70-year-old again promised a hard line on illegal immigration, he outlined his policies in less-inflammatory economic terms, winning sustained applause from the Republican-dominated Congress.

“‘By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions and billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone,’ he said.

“Putting some policy meat on the bones, he proposed introducing an Australian-style merit-based system to reduce the flow of unskilled workers — and held out the prospect of a bipartisan compromise with Democrats on root-and-branch immigration reform.

“But he also stood by his plan to subject travelers from certain countries to extreme vetting, insisting: ‘We cannot allow a beachhead of terrorism to form inside America.’ . . .”

Drudge Links (03-01-17)
Media left and right give thumbs up…


Gerald Seib, WSJ: As Donald Trump Heads to Congress, a New Polarization Is Hardening”

“An inability to find common ground could test the president’s agenda

“It was possible, not so long ago, to imagine Donald Trump to be such an unconventional figure that he could bust apart traditional partisan alliances and use his populist approach to create new kinds of political coalitions.

“As President Trump gets set to appear before a joint session of Congress for the first time Tuesday night, that possibility seems a long way off.

“Instead, just over a month into his term, Mr. Trump stands as an exceptionally polarizing figure. He inspires intense support among his admirers and equally intense animosity among his detractors, with remarkably few Americans standing in the middle without a strong view.  Everybody appears to have an opinion about Donald Trump, and those opinions already appear locked in.

“Perhaps more surprising for this nontraditional political figure, this polarization is falling along traditional partisan lines, with those calling themselves Republicans lining up solidly behind him and those calling themselves Democrats lining up solidly against him. That may be the biggest sign that he is well on his way to remaking the composition of the two political parties. Out in the country, if not necessarily in Washington, it appears that Republicanism is increasingly defined as support for Mr. Trump, while being a Democrat is being defined as opposing Mr. Trump.

“For the president as well as the lawmakers arrayed before him in the Capitol Tuesday, this picture poses some stark challenges. How can anyone find bipartisan common ground in such an environment? . . .”


Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “The Metaphysics of Trump”

“. . . General acclamation followed the Trump appointments of retired Generals H. R. McMaster as national-security adviser, James Mattis as defense secretary, and John Kelly to head Homeland Security. The brief celebration of Trump’s selections was almost as loud as the otherwise daily denunciations of Trump himself. Trump’s equally inspired decisions, such as the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and Jeff Sessions as attorney general, presented the same ironies.

“Most of these and other fine appointments came amid a near historic pushback against Trump, mostly over what he has said rather than what he’s done. But again, do the appointments create a dilemma for his existential critics who have gone beyond the traditional media audit of a public official and instead descended into calls for his removal — or worse? Indeed, removal chic is now widespread, as even conservatives ponder impeachment, invoking the 25th Amendment for mental unfitness, while the more radical (here and abroad and both Right and Left) either abstractly or concretely ponder a coup or some other road to his demise. . .”

Roger Simon, PJM: “Is February 28, 2017, ‘The Night the Democratic Party Died’?”

“. . . I’m no longer a Democrat (it’s been many years now), and though on the rarest of occasions I worried I’d made a mistake, Tuesday night watching the shell-shocked faces of the Democrats on the floor of Congress while Donald Trump delivered his magnificent speech, I knew I had made no error.  I even wondered what was going on in my head in those isolated moments I doubted myself.

“The Democratic Party members watching that speech looked like a party of the living dead.  They didn’t know how to react.  They didn’t know if they were Americans.  They didn’t know who they were.

“Every time Trump called for bipartisanship for the good of our country, they winced.  They couldn’t stand it and didn’t know how to react because they are the least bipartisan people in the world and they scarcely know what cooperating is.  Working together is not in their natures.  Yes, they talk about it endlessly but they never do it. (See: the history of the Soviet Union) Maybe it’s not in their DNA.  (I should check mine.)

“When the speech was over — after there was no longer a dry eye in the house from the introduction of the widow of the Navy SEAL — they left the room faster than fans of the losing team after the Super Bowl, only in this case they left so stunned you had to wonder if they would ever win the game again or even compete.

“The Democrats — the silly ladies dressed in white and all the others — bet the house that Trump would make a fool of himself and Donald cut the legs out from under them. And when you bet the house and lose, you go home bankrupt.  And without a home to go to.

“He cut the Democrats’ legs out in the worst way, exposing them for the empty party they are with nothing going for them but identity politics. Yet, it is becoming increasingly obvious that if anyone does anything for the inner cities, it will be Trump the builder, not the Democrats who had a chance for fifty or sixty years and did nothing.  Bye, bye, identity politics.   No wonder Maxine Waters is so apoplectic.

“Yes, Trump delivered a speech for the ages. . .”

Washington Times: “Democrats lunge left”

“The new party chief hailed as the champion of the defeated

“Keep turning left and you’ll always come back to the place where you started, or a dead end. Neither result seems to bother the Democrats. The party of Jefferson chose its leader over the weekend, Tom Perez, who prescribes more of what brought the party low. Striking out toward the dead end, Democrats will need more than a wing and a prayer to survive and prosper.

“Mr. Perez, a Hispanic who served as President Obama’s secretary of labor, narrowly defeated Keith Ellison, a five-term congressman from Minnesota with roots in the black-power movement of Louis Farrakhan. The vote was 235 to 200, and on a second ballot at the party’s winter meeting in Atlanta. Mr. Perez doubled down on disaster with the selection of Mr. Ellison as deputy chairman, and pledged war on President Trump, whom he described as “the worst president in the history of the United States.” It was the bold assessment that even a fortune teller would avoid, since Mr. Trump has only been president a little more than a month.

“Mr. Perez’s elevation to party head is a victory for the Democratic establishment which includes Mr. Obama, who urged him to run for the office. This is the cadre that ensured Hillary Clinton’s selection as the nominee for president, and everyone can see how that turned out. Singing another verse of the same old song is not likely to resuscitate the corpse. He did pledge to reach out to rural America, where Mr. Trump won 2,623 such counties across the nation. Mrs. Clinton won 489. . .”



“I think he is behind it, because his people are certainly behind it.”

“In an interview with Fox & Friends, Trump was asked if he thinks Obama was at all responsible for protests that continue to be held targeting Republicans, and whether it constitutes “a violation of the so-called unsaid presidents’ code.”

“You never know what’s exactly happening behind the scenes. You know, you’re probably right or possibly right, but you never know.” Trump said, adding “I think he is behind it, because his people are certainly behind it. I also think it is politics, that’s the way it is.”

Adam White, City Journal: “Break the Bureaucracy!”

“An agenda for rolling back the administrative state

“Among the opportunities presented by Donald Trump’s election is that we may finally witness fundamental reform of America’s administrative state. This is no small thing, for administrative agencies—often called the “fourth branch” of the federal government—have been foisting countless rules on people and companies in lieu of Congress’s own laws, or, too often, in outright defiance of them. Instead of subjecting its policies to the checks and balances of the normal legislative process, the executive branch has been getting its way through the fiat of administrative law. Washington’s regulatory agencies exert a dangerous gravitational pull on our politics.

When Barack Obama and Congress negotiated over proposed greenhouse-gas legislation in 2009, for example, the president knew that he could simply walk away from the discussions and enact his preferred policies via Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Congressional Democrats knew this, too, and were happy to outsource policymaking to the EPA. Similarly with other policy areas: If administrative agencies are ready to do the president’s bidding, what need is there for legislative give-and-take?

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts described the problem acutely in a 2013 dissent in a telecommunications case, criticizing the court’s deferential opinion in favor of the Federal Communications Commission. “The administrative state ‘wields vast power and touches almost every aspect of daily life.’ . . . The Framers could hardly have envisioned today’s ‘vast and varied federal bureaucracy’ and the authority administrative agencies now hold over our economic, social, and political activities. . . . ‘[T]he administrative state with its reams of regulations would leave them rubbing their eyes.’ ”

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has recently passed several bills to rein in this bureaucratic behemoth, but the measures stalled in the Senate, and, in any event, President Obama would have vetoed them. Now, as the Trump presidency dawns, major reforms may be at hand. . .”

Kellyanne Conway

She can put her knees and feet up on any of my couches, anytime, including the ones that I have in the White House . . .

About jamesbrody

Psychologist, photographer, biker, and writer posing as a political activist.
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