THE ART OF THE SQUEAL: MEDIA EDITION

The same folks who were colossally wrong about everything President Trump said or did as a candidate are now doubling down on their infinite ignorance when it comes to his governing tactics.

They have now resorted to squealing like stuck pigs about everything President Trump says or does. The mantra “Trump will never be president,” is now replaced with “Trump has no idea what he’s doing.”

Let’s take a look at some examples, but first a little stroll down memory lane for perspective.

(WATCH ’til end.)

Brace yourselves for the aliens coming down in spaceships filled with dinosaurs in red capes – hey Tom, your ability to entertain us is endless, can you do that giant piano thing again… loved that one too.

Those of you who get your news from The Simpsons can take solace in the fact that you’re more informed than the folks who rely on any of the major networks or read any of the leading print publications for their news. You know who you are: CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, NYT, WaPo…

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING NOW?

  • “Mexico is not not paying for the wall.” I remember Wesley Snipes once saying he wasn’t going to pay his federal taxes, we all know how that worked out for Wesley.

In 2014 Mexico exported $400B, making it the 12th largest exporter in the world. During the last five years the exports of Mexico have increased at an annualized rate of 11.6%, from $231B in 2009 to $400B in 2014 – read more

$291B  or bout 73% of that is to the United States.

According to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative: Mexico is currently our 3rd largest goods trading partner with $531 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $236 billion; goods imports totaled $295 billion. *** The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mexico was $58 billion in 2015. read more

Remittances: Money earned by Mexicans in America and sent back to Mexico.

According to The Hill: Total remittances are projected to reach a record $27 billion in 2016, which is $2 billion more than the previous year. Mexicans sent a total of $24.8 billion in remittances in 2015, overtaking oil income as a source of revenue for the country.

Trust me… Mexico is paying for the wall.

  • “There is no voter fraud in the U.S.” except of course,  when it comes to Vladimir Putin helping Trump or when a Hillary victory is all but guaranteed.

Politico: “Democratic and Republican insiders blanched at Donald Trump’s refusal to say in Wednesday night’s debate that he would accept the presidential election outcome if he loses next month.”  

Among GOP insiders, a majority, 72 percent, said they weren’t comfortable with Trump’s refusal to commit to supporting the election results.

“I’m embarrassed for, by and of him,” said a Florida Republican. That you lil Marco?

Another Florida Republican called it “the greatest disgrace of a disgraceful cycle.”  Harsh words, yikes.

But other Republicans, about 20 percent, said they were “very comfortable” with Trump’s answer. read more

The entire narrative in the media and the Democrat and Republican parties was that Hillary won the debates and that she would win the election easily. Trump knew he was about to lose and was already making excuses and fixing to blame the entire electoral process they said, and all the experts assured us that the U.S. election process was sound and immune to any possible funny business.

It was high time for Trump to buck up and admit defeat, except for one thing – he didn’t lose. It was not long before the Hillary campaign, the media and the Democrat party (who lectured us all on how to accept the results of a U.S. election outcome)  began to blame her loss on everything they could think of including the FBI, voting errors in Mi., Wi. and Pa. and Vladimir Putin himself, AKA Voldemort.

‘Apple pie, baseball, democracy. As an American, there are some basic things you should defend and stand up for’  ‘They said.’

REALLY?

Clinton campaign to participate in Jill Stein’s recounts – NY Daily News

Russian hacking and the 2016 election, explained – CNNPolitics.com

Hillary Clinton blames one Comey letter for stopping momentum

I hope baseball and apple pie will survive this attack on democracy.

  • Trump: “3+ million illegal votes cost me the popular vote majority.”
  • Media/Democrat party: “You’re a liar you have no proof, all you do is lie, lie, lie – PROVE IT!”
  • Trump: OK , I will do an investigation and prove it”
  • Media: “No, no, don’t! It will be a waste of money.”

See how that went? They know darn well that there is a massive amount of illegal voting in NY and Ca because they set up the system exactly for that purpose!

October 12, 2015, 

On Saturday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1461, the New Motor Voter Act, which will automatically register people to vote through the DMV, and could result in illegal aliens voting.

Any person who renewed or secured a driver’s license through the DMV may now register to vote, or choose to opt out of doing so. Because illegal immigrants are now eligible for obtaining driver’s licenses, they could be allowed to vote in elections if the Secretary of State’s office fails to verify their eligibility properly. read more

Okay so make illegal aliens eligible for driver’s licenses, then automatically register anyone with a driver’s license to vote. Ah, I see what you did there, pretty slick… or was it?

Then there’s this:

“Don’t Vote Unless You Are a U.S. Citizen”

8122EN – Only citizens can vote in Federal, State and most local elections. Lawful Permanent Residents (green card holders) are not eligible to vote until they become naturalized U.S. citizens. 

What can the USCIS do if I’m not a citizen and I voted in the U.S.?

The USCIS can deny your application for citizenship. They may even seek to deport you.

So, did this slick move by Jerry Brown and other leaders in the U.S. actually make matters worse for for people legitimately seeking citizenship in the U.S. now that they’ve essentially dared the President to launch a full investigation? It would be terrible if these actions cause the deportation of otherwise innocent folks playing by the rules.

C’mon though, it’s not as if high ranking officials were encouraging illegals and/or lawful permanent residents to vote in a national presidential election… right? Let’s take a look at the highest ranking U.S. official, at the time, and examine the message he delivered clearly just before the 2016 presidential election took place.

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  • Trump is making China an enemy, we need them as a trading partner and to help us in dealing with N. Korea, and what about the ‘One China’ policy?”

There is a YUGE difference between ‘The Art Of The Deal’ and ‘the art of the squeal.’ One is a best selling book that features effective negotiating tactics, the other is a failed political strategy used by ineffective complainers. Much like our next door neighbor Mexico, China relies much more heavily on the U.S. than we do on them. Our trade deficit with Mexico of $58 Billion pales in comparison with our (approx.) $500 Billion trade deficit with China, they know it and President Trump knows it – the media and our politicians apparently can not count this high, or think this rationally.

Free Trade or Expensive Trade?

You can’t just complain about these discrepancies, accept them as realities and then think China or Mexico will voluntarily give up $ Billions in trade advantages, a much more serious approach is required to affect change.

Anyone who thinks we have a global system of ‘fair trade’ is either disingenuous or a few cans short of a six pack –  it can be more aptly described as a system of ‘free’ trade for China and Mexico and ‘expensive’ trade for the United States.

Mexico has millions of it’s citizens and/or former citizens in the U.S. receiving $Billions in entitlements from social security, food stamps and free housing, to free child care, food stamps and free education –  on top of that all, in many cases the income received is tax free off the books earnings. In return for this incredibly generous hospitality, these folks are sending approximately $27 Billion per year (of the money they apparently DO NOT HAVE, hence all the U.S. tax payer largesse) back to Mexico!

China on the other hand, sends containers full of product into the U.S. at a mind boggling pace, steals our patents and secrets, manipulates their currency to make their products more affordable than U.S. products, and makes all of the products that we ‘used to’ make, thus leaving us with shuttered factories across the entire United States.

FIVE MOVES AHEAD, AS USUAL

I’m not gonna give away the store here but I will say this, President Trump knows exactly what he’s doing. If you want China to call Kim Jong-Un into the principal’s office and get him to stop acting out and bullying the other kids, you’d better give them a really good reason for them to do so – a lecture on human rights or whining about ‘fairness’ will not motivate them.

A $500 Billion trade deficit leaves plenty of room for negotiating other things.

Same goes for Mexico, the cost of the wall is approx. $10 Billion- Mexico’s exports to the U.S. $291 Billion – Remittances to Mexico, approx. $27 Billion – U.S. trade defecit with Mexico, $58 Billion… do the math.

While the entire media and political establishment were patting themselves on their collective backs and bragging about capturing Trump’s Bishop, he ultimately had one consistent response – CHECKMATE

 

 

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