Trump’s winning streak continues

Before I get to the rest, I have had two lovely emails from Catallaxians who have received their copies of The Art of the Impossible, which is more than I can say myself. Now that the books have actually been printed and are being distributed, we are preparing to have the book properly launched into the universe, which will take place in Sydney and Melbourne and perhaps elsewhere. Until then, you can order books from Connor Court here in Australia or from anywhere at all at Amazon and for those who have asked, I will happily sign the books when we meet up next. As a reminder, this was my own take on the nature of the book.

As for the perils of being president, let me begin with something I wrote on Friday about what ought to be the greatest political scandal of our times, the bugging of Trump and his associates by the Obama administration during the election campaign and in the period leading up to the inauguration:

So we shall see if it is still news come Monday, whether the don’t-want-to-know crowd will get their wish and end up not knowing.

Well Monday has come and Monday has gone and so too has the story. It has almost completely vanished, demonstrating as nothing else could, that Trump was almost certainly right about everything he said. If the media and the democrats have backed off and dropped the story, it is only because there is absolutely nothing in it for them.

And also, strangely, mention of the pulling of the anti-Obamacare bill has nearly itself completely disappeared, again because it may not work out all that well for the Democrats. See below:

As Trump says, Obamacare is once again fully owned by the Democrats. He also says he has learned a lot by the process, including, no doubt, whose judgement he can rely on and whose he cannot. As for Obamacare, when the rotting has gone to the fullest extent, there will be another attempt to fix things up. Meanwhile onwards to other issues, of which there are no end. The best thing about Trump may yet be his temperament.

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19 Responses to Trump’s winning streak continues

  1. John Comnenus

    Get to tax cuts already. That will turbo charge the economy. The resultant growth will give Trump the authority to attend to more difficult to negotiate issues like Healthcare.

  2. Tim Neilson

    Well Monday has come and Monday has gone and so too has the story. It has almost completely vanished, demonstrating as nothing else could, that Trump was almost certainly right about everything he said. If the media and the democrats have backed off and dropped the story, it is only because there is absolutely nothing in it for them.

    No doubt, but I hope that Trump gets the Justice Department to pursue it till there are perpetrators being flogged at the gratings in every major town in the USA.

  3. On a completely different note, I could barely hear what was being said because of the constant machine gun shutter noise from the photographers. I’m a photographer and I’ve never been in a news situation where I feel a need to rattle off shots like seems to happen in every White House presentation. Seriously, put these people behind a ‘wall of silence’.

  4. Dr Fred Lenin

    Wonder what Trump will say about the comrades at the communist untidy nayshuns in New York. Ordering their comrades at the un elected European onion to punish Poland and Hungary for refusing to allow millions of welfare seeking muslim dysfunctional peasants into their countries to destroy their culture and history. . This is counter yo one world unelected government plans for world fomination ,give them Hell Donald wioe out their finances ,socialism dies without other peopkes money . ]

  5. iampeter

    Trump’s winning streak? You are just trolling now aren’t you Steve?
    Lets do a serious recap:
    No special prosecutor for Hillary. Most corrupt American bureaucrat gets away.
    Request for stimulus bill larger than either Bush or Obama ever proposed.
    His signed a Muslim Ban that wasn’t a Muslim Ban, but he called it that anyway to lie to his most clueless supporters.
    Muslim Ban blocked twice, currently no sign of this changing.
    Muslim Ban in itself is terrible, big government, 18C stuff that those on the “Centre-Right” should oppose. Irrespective of your position on the ban, the second blocking is completely stupid but that’s what happens when you don’t know how to politics.
    Obamacare not repealed and given the proposed bill the Republicans put forward, clearly was never going to be repealed anyway. Obamacare will never now be repealed and when it collapses talk of outright nationalization of healthcare will commence. This is what Obama and co intended all along.
    Now moving onto “tax reform” leaving this trail of political wreckage behind him. Can’t wait to see what they do with taxes! To think its only been a month!

    Steve, if this is “winning”, I’m scared to ask what you think “losing” looks like.

    After a month or so, it’s now pretty clear that the Trump administration is going to be every bit as horrible as those of us who held our nose and supported him over Hillary feared.

    The only thing actually winning is big government, leftism.

  6. Trump’s winning streak? You are just trolling now aren’t you Steve?

    Well Simon, your emotions do seem to get the better of you. Nothing seems to have changed.

  7. Tel

    His signed a Muslim Ban that wasn’t a Muslim Ban, but he called it that anyway to lie to his most clueless supporters.

    You have a Trump quote to cite on that one don’t you? It would be a terrible shame to see you hounded for posting BS.

  8. Irreversible

    Kates:”The best thing about Trump may yet be his temperament.

    These words should appear in bold on the door of every room that Kates occupies in any public education institution. Kids need to be warned.

  9. iampeter

    You have a Trump quote to cite on that one don’t you? It would be a terrible shame to see you hounded for posting BS.

    What do you mean? He said multiple times during his election campaign that he would introduce a temporary Muslim ban but instead he introduced this travel ban which doesn’t stop any Muslims getting into America at all.

    People voted for him based on this promise but he delivered no such thing. That was my point.

    Well Simon, your emotions do seem to get the better of you. Nothing seems to have changed.

    Didn’t think I was being emotional. I just listed out all the things Trump has done so far and all these things are big government, left wing and utterly shambolic.

    If this is considered winning to a “centre-right” blogger, then I don’t even want to know what losing is.

  10. Tel

    What do you mean?

    I mean this is what you wrote above:

    His signed a Muslim Ban that wasn’t a Muslim Ban, but he called it that anyway to lie to his most clueless supporters.

    Provide a link where Trump called the thing that he signed a “Muslim Ban”.

    Pretty simple question I would think.

  11. iampeter

    Well then I’ve answered it: he promised a Muslim ban in his campaign but he signed a travel ban that doesn’t ban Muslims.

    Did he literally say “Muslim ban” at the moment of signing it, I don’t know, but that’s not what I meant when I wrote it.

  12. George Wallace

    What appears to be emerging is the greatest scandal in American history.

    Nunes claims to have discovered classified documents that demonstrate the unmasking of American citizens (Trump, his family & associates) engaging in private discussions. They have been disseminated throughout the Obama administration and in the White House. Some content (eg Flynn) has been leaked to friendly media proxies.

    Critically, Nunes claims this information is totally unrelated to the investigations into Russia’s alleged attempts to influence the US election. In other words, these documents alone indicate an organised scheme to use classified information to undermine a rival’s Presidential campaign and then, a Presidency.

    If true, multiple felonies have been committed, including sedition.

    We still don’t know if there is more evidence . Whistleblowers – Nunes claims at least one – don’t tend to reveal small bits of information, it’s usually as much as they can. And I guess it could be that Nunes is lying, or wrong. But somehow, I doubt it. He’s a pretty sharp shooter and has no reason to nuke his career.

    Watch this space.

    The MSM is totally silent on this scandal in Australia, much to their shame. But it is definitely gathering pace in the USA.

  13. Also who is Simon?

    A supposed mate of Christ called Peter, whose real name was Simon, and a bit of a whinger.

  14. Empire

    Trump’s winning streak? You are just trolling now aren’t you Steve?

    You were doing such a fine job trolling Quadrant Online. What possessed you to bring your special kind of self absorbed stupid to catallaxyfiles?

  15. iampeter

    I’ve never posted at Quadrant. But now I want to see who this troll is, as he sounds both intelligent and really good looking (like me).

    I come to Cat because it’s meant to be center-right. Not old-school, religious, traditionalist, lefties like the Conservatives at the Quadrant.

    But you are kinda right, it is becoming a lot like the Quadrant here :/

  16. Rob MW

    What appears to be emerging is the greatest scandal in American history.

    Absolutely correct. The best thing about it is that it is going to be exposed very slowly and served extremely cold to the point that the Democrats will be looking to join the refugee flood into Europe, the home of the truly globalized socialist and delusional collective.

    For a non-politician Trump is playing their game like a hardened CNN activist. Watching Trump set up CNN with his 2005 tax records, and tweet it minutes before CNN reported it’s bombshell exclusive, that showed trump paid $38,000,000:00 in 2005 taxes – more than Clinton & Barry combined – was poetry in motion.

  17. Defender of the faith

    Kates: trump does not need to be bugged. He tweets every thought. He is in every sense the most destructive public nuisance of living memory. And if you doubt, just think of what it takes for GcHq to use the word ridiculous in relation to the president of the US.
    By the way: you are an embarrassment.

  18. Trump’s winning streak continues

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