Sundance, Conservative Treehouse says: [This morning] ‘President Trump was scheduled to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for a discussion over an infrastructure spending bill. However, after partisan remarks by Nancy Pelosi accusing President Trump of a cover-up, any hope of negotiating an infrastructure bill collapsed.[end]
And no wonder.
The president had earlier tweeted: ‘So sad that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will never be able to see or understand the great promise of our Country. They can continue the Witch Hunt which has already cost $40M and been a tremendous waste of time and energy for everyone in America, or get back to work.’
So between Brad Parscale and Trump (Parscale has been appointed 2020 Campaign Manager) things are definitely shaping up for it to be an interesting, if not raucous, campaign for 2020.
Which is all by way of explaining why I interspersed the update with today’s post (and by the way, the video of Trump’s hastily-arranged, but enthralling presser is available down below).
Yesterday Sundance also remarked: ‘Bill Whittle summarizes a decade of corruption and presents it against current events. Mr. Whittle doesn’t use the term “Cold Anger” specifically, but the resounding sentiment he outlines, a combination of anger, frustration and resolve, is exactly that’.[end]
Ofttimes videos are inaccurately described as ‘must watch’, but this one is accurate and needs its own space – with a sprinkle of ‘Thomas Paine’s’ thrown in.
See what you think …
‘The union of America is the foundation-stone of her independence; the rock on which it is built; and is something so sacred in her constitution, that we ought to watch every word we speak, and every thought we think, that we injure it not, even by mistake. ~ Thomas Paine
‘There is something in meanness which excites a species of resentment that never subsides, and something in cruelty which stirs up the heart to the highest agony of human hatred. ~ Thomas Paine
‘There are cases which cannot be overdone by language, and this is one. There are persons, too, who see not the full extent of the evil which threatens them; they solace themselves with hopes that the enemy, if he succeed, will be merciful. It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf, and we ought to guard equally against both.’ ~ Thomas Paine
‘We feel something like respect for consistency even in error. We lament the virtue that is debauched into a vice, but the vice that affects a virtue becomes the more detestable: and amongst the various assumptions of character, which hypocrisy has taught, and men have practised, there is none that raises a higher relish of disgust, than to see disappointed inveteracy twisting itself, by the most visible falsehoods, into an appearance of piety which it has no pretensions to.’ ~ Thomas Paine
‘To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.’ ~ Thomas Paine
‘THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.’ ~ Thomas Paine
Honoring our forefathers means honoring our future generations. Honoring all those that have sacrificed their lives and livelihood for this great country means taking up the same responsibilities so our children and grandchildren can be passed the torch of knowledge, freedom, and yes – those same responsibilities.
We have been gifted with yet another great leader and representative of WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE in President Trump. Like great leaders in the past he leads and inspires us to be the great people that we are.
God Bless America, President Trump, and each and everyone of us — but I repeat myself!
Time for today’s MAGA Pill – President Donald J. Trump – MAGA!
See more of Thomas Paine from 1776 in The Crisis
And the President Trump video on the White House presser