Read his Gettysburg Address from just before the election, and compare it to what he’s done.
Early numbers have the lengthy show off 4 percent from comparable stats in 2016, averaging an overnight 22.4 rating among metered market households.
Leading into the big night, ABC’s Oscars had suffered two consecutive years of dramatic dips — losing almost 10 million viewers between 2014 and 2016.
Onlookers looked deflated; they were mostly La La Land die-hards. Only a handful stood and clapped when Moonlight was announced as the rightful winner.
(via Conservative Tree House)
Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!
The Trump administration’s far-reaching plan to arrest and deport vast numbers of undocumented immigrants has been introduced in dramatic fashion over the past month. And much of that task has fallen to thousands of ICE officers who are newly emboldened, newly empowered and already getting to work.
Gone are the Obama-era rules that required them to focus only on serious criminals. In Southern California, in one of the first major roundups during the Trump administration, officers detained 161 people with a wide range of felony and misdemeanor convictions, and 10 who had no criminal history at all.
“Before, we used to be told, ‘You can’t arrest those people,’ and we’d be disciplined for being insubordinate if we did,” said a 10-year veteran of the agency who took part in the operation. “Now those people are priorities again. And there are a lot of them here.”
“Morale amongst our agents and officers has increased exponentially since the signing of the orders,” the unions representing ICE and Border Patrol agents said in a joint statement after President Trump issued the executive orders on immigration late last month.
Two officials in Washington said that the shift — and the new enthusiasm that has come with it — seems to have encouraged pro-Trump political comments and banter that struck the officials as brazen or gung-ho, like remarks about their jobs becoming “fun.” Those who take less of a hard line on unauthorized immigrants feel silenced, the officials said.
The times, they are a-changin’!
…then the government could impose a $1 tax on physical newspapers, automatically increasing to, say, $5 by 2020. A simple majority could pass this in the Senate through budget reconciliation, since it would reduce the budget deficit.
Even a defeat brings good news!
Delaware is one of only six states in the country where Democrats control the governorship and state legislature. (In fact, Democrats have controlled the state legislature for 44 years!) However, as working-class whites trend Republican, Democrat control has become imperiled, because the party is steadily losing ground in the state senate:
As you can see from that table, Democrats narrowly retained control of the state senate by winning a special election yesterday. However, there’s plenty of good news for patriots:
This is good news for Republicans, and thus Americans, since Republicans are now the only pro-American party.
I’ve been noticing similar trends in Rhode Island, perhaps the most Democrat state in the nation, which gave only 54% of its vote to Hillary, versus 63% for Obama. As the Trump realignment continues, expect hardcore Democrat states like Rhode Island, Delaware, and even Massachusetts, to throw up some surprising results. You saw this with Scott Brown’s election; you just may see it again with the defeat of Elizabeth Warren in 2018.
“What happened in 2016 is the beginning of a great, global revolution. And this will roll out across the rest of the West. We’ve got some very exciting elections coming up: in the Netherlands, in France, in Germany, possibly even in Italy. And believe me, I don’t yet know whether the results in 2017 will be as dramatic as the results in 2016. But what I do know is that even if the challengers don’t get over the line this year, what they will do is shift the center of gravity of the entire debate.”
I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect “a great wall” along the 2,000-mile border.
The agency said it will request bids on or around March 6 and that companies would have to submit “concept papers” to design and build prototypes by March 10, according to FedBizOpps.gov, a website for federal contractors. The field of candidates will be narrowed by March 20, and finalists must submit offers with their proposed costs by March 24.
The president told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that construction will start “very soon” and is “way, way, way ahead of schedule.”
Because, since these senators were last elected, the Republican tilt of their states has increased by a percentage greater than their margin of victory.
We’ve already seen the effects of this realignment in Iowa, where Tea Party favorite Joni Ernst won what was supposed to be a close race by 9 points. Iowa now has two conservative Republican senators.
|State||2012 Romney margin of victory||2016 Trump margin of victory||Change from 2012 to 2016||Dem senator’s 2012 margin of victory|
|North Dakota||20%||36%||R +16%||1%|
|Missouri||10%||19%||R +9%||10% (versus Todd Akin + Libertarian candidate)|