Our New Secessionists

If you have to go, we understand. Have fun in the developing world.


I say, hey, if Cali and some of the cities want to go and become their own city states, let them. What does the rest of the country have to lose? Tax revenue? Well, much of the country would be pleased as punch to lose the tax revenue if at the same time it didn’t have to pay for the “services” many cities demand. Plus a good number of the companies in the cities (and California – this is already happening) would just up and leave anyway and set up shop in lower tax areas.

So really, the bluster from the anti-Trumpers is just that. They aren’t going anywhere. They know they can’t. And they are beginning to understand that a lot of America doesn’t care anyway.

“But, but, but, I broke up with YOU!”

Yeah, whatever. Don’t let the door hit you on the butt.

(From American Greatness)

Item 1: “People now marvel how it came to pass that he should have been selected as the representative man of any party. His . . . efforts, imbecile in matter, disgusting in manner, have made us the laughing stock of the whole world.”

Item 2: “A tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism.”

Item 3: “He is evidently a person of very inferior cast of character, wholly unequal to the crisis.”

Item 4: “Heartfelt keening of shame and revulsion was heard throughout the land.”

These nuggets refer, of course, to the president. But which president? Items 1 and 2 refer to . . . whom? If you said “Donald Trump,” you are only half right. Item 2 does refer to President Trump. It is from David Remnick’s hysterical threnody in The New Yorker, published in the early hours of November 9, 2016. But Item 1 refers not to Trump but to Abraham Lincoln. And it comes not from some rabid secessionist but from the Salem Advocate, a newspaper published in Lincoln’s home state of central Illinois…

…Still, this is a dangerously unsettled moment. “The Resistance”™ may be ridiculous, but that does not make it any less malevolent or destructive. They and the permanent bureaucracy they support have essentially declared war on Trump. The astonishing and still expanding scandal that is FISA-gate was intended to consume first candidate Trump and then, when that failed, to hobble or destroy President Trump. Thanks to a dedicated band of commentators—including contributors to American Greatness—that protracted act of political sabotage seems to be unraveling before our eyes.

Sorry folks, but you know it’s true. Now how about we just come to terms and get on with life?

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