As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

Trump Schedule || Tuesday, September 17, 2019

9:50 am MT || Departs Albuquerque, New Mexico
11:45 am PT || Arrives Palo Alto, California
12:20 pm PT || Hosts a pair of fundraisers
1:45 pm PT || Departs Palo Alto
3:25 pm PT || Arrives Los Angeles
4:00 pm PT || Spends time at the location where he will remain overnight in Los Angeles
5:50 pm PT || Departs Los Angeles
6:30 pm PT || Arrives Beverly Hills, California
7:05 pm PT || Hosts a pair of fundraisers; Beverly Hills
8:30 pm PT || Departs Beverly Hills
9:00 pm PT || Arrives at the location where he will remain overnight in Los Angeles

Christine Blasey Ford Friend Now Doubts Her Kavanaugh Story

It’s okay. The left will keep smearing him, because they want to get inside his head when it comes time to rule on issues like abortion.

And they’ll probably succeed.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Leland Keyser, a high school friend of Christine Blasey Ford, cast doubt on Ford’s claims of being sexually assaulted by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a high school party in the 1980s. 

“I don’t have any confidence in the story,” Keyser told New York Timesreporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly in their new book, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, a copy of which was obtained by the Washington Examiner

Last summer, Keyser seemed to say that, although she didn’t remember the event, she still believed Ford. 

“Ms. Keyser does not refute Dr. Ford’s account, and she has already told the press that she believes Dr. Ford’s account,” Keyser’s attorney wrote last year. “However, the simple and unchangeable truth is that she is unable to corroborate it because she has no recollection of the incident in question.”

Trump Schedule || Monday, September 16, 2019

11:45 am || Participates in a credentialing ceremony for newly appointed ambassadors
2:00 pm || Presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mariano Rivera; East Room
3:00 pm || Participates in a working visit with the Crown Prince of Bahrain
4:10 pm || Departs White Hous
6:00 pm MT || Arrives Albuquerque, New Mexico
7:00 pm MT || Delivers remarks at a Keep America Great Rally; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Remains overnight in Albuquerque

All times Eastern except as noted

Lucky Trump: He Has the Most Perfectly Awful Group of Opponents He Could Ask For

From a piece I have running on the “Think” section of the NBC News website:

Among the most enviable and least recognized qualities of a presidential candidate is something they share with lottery winners and bowling champions: a talent for dumb luck. And for those politicians blessed with this wholly undeserved and unearned gift, the most valuable form of it, the lucky break coveted over all others, is a lousy opponent.

President Donald Trump demonstrated such talent in abundance in 2016 when he faced the widely despised Hillary Clinton. For anyone who had trouble voting for Trump because of various concerns about his character, the alternative of punching a chad for Clinton made things much easier.

Trump looks all set to get lucky again once Democrats decide which of the current forlorn crop of candidates they want as their nominee in 2020. One, Andrew Yang, stooped so low during Thursday night’s Democratic debate in Houston that he decided to start buying votes, saying his campaign would shell out $1,000 a month for a year to 10 families.

Trump is but the latest in a history of presidential candidates bestowed by fortune with the perfect foil.

Ronald Reagan had Walter Mondale, who promised to raise taxes, the political equivalent of a hockey team putting the goalie on offense. George H.W. Bush had Michael Dukakis, a diminutive, robotic individual who offered a dispassionate answer about the death penalty when asked about his wife being raped and murdered and who staged a ludicrous photo op swallowed up by an M1 Abrams tank.

This is not to say Trump won’t earn the presidency. Or that he did not in 2016, either. He adroitly tapped into a gold mine of discontent with the established order, understanding the anger in the hinterland far better than the professional politicians and pundits who couldn’t see the problems with the establishment because they were part of it. But he also got lucky with his opponent — and he barely won.

You can read the rest of the piece on the NBC News site here.

Republicans Owe Beto O’Rourke a Grateful Hug

Beto O’Rourke is not going to win the Democratic primary. But his plan to confiscate guns from law-abiding citizen could destroy whoever does win it.

That’s because what conservatives have always suspected about Democrats is that in the end, what they want to do is abolish the Second Amendment and take away people’s guns. Beto provides evidence that this is exactly the case. And plenty of people will vote against the future Democratic nominee based on this concern.

Beto wants everyone’s AR-15’s. These among the most popular firearms. And plenty of good people want one not just because they are fun to shoot at the range, but because they want to make sure they are as well-armed as whoever breaks into there house.

Just imagine him sending the cops in to take those guns. Because that’s what he’ll have to do. Talk about a volatile situation.

Pelosi Walks Out of Press Conference When Questions Turn to Impeachment

She doesn’t want to impeach President Trump. She knows it’s only going to unite Republicans and get Trump’s base out to the polls in droves. Nancy Pelosi is not a genius, but she’s a pretty smart politician. According to the Washington Examiner: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shut down press questions about whether the House is… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Thursday, September 12, 2019

12:30 pm || Lunch with Secretary of State Pompeo5:35 pm || Departs White House6:25 pm || Arrives Baltimore Marriott Waterfront; Baltimore6:30 pm || Participates in a fundraiser7:10 pm || Delivers remarks at the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner8:25 pm || Departs Baltimore8:55 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern Facebook Twitter Reddit Linkedin email Continue Reading