Vox Populi Vox Trump

The New Silent Majority is waking up.

Daniel Greenfield:

Patriotism Wins In Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Backyard

On June 17th, the St. Louis Park City Council voted 5-0 to get rid of the Pledge of Allegiance. On July 15th, just as the abolition was set to take effect, the Council voted 7-0 in a room crowded with American flags and red, white and blue signs, to bring the Pledge back. Outside a giant inflatable bald eagle kept watch.

It was an unlikely victory for patriotism in an implausible place.

St. Louis Park is a small Democrat city in Minnesota. Hillary Clinton beat Trump here 3-1. Rep. Ilhan Omar represents it in the House. The firm at the center of her tax and marriage scandal is based here.

Councilwoman Anne Mavity, who had called for the abolition of the pledge, insisted that the pledge didn’t reflect the city’s diverse values. As part of those diverse values, she had endorsed Rep. Omar.

“Omar,” Councilwoman Mavity had said, was a voice for an “unapologetic progressive agenda.”

Mavity never did apologize. But at least one member of the St. Louis Park City Council did.

“I’ve concluded that I made a mistake and I’m sorry and I’m asking for forgiveness,” Councilman Steve Hallifan conceded.

The Battle of the Pledge was won by a combination of committed local patriots, who came flying flags and eager to confront the councilmembers who had tried to sneak the issue past everyone by tying it together with a meeting time change and some other procedural minutiae, and by President Trump’s willingness to take on a local issue in a place most people outside Minnesota had never heard of

The City Council had wanted to never hear the Pledge again. Instead its members were forced to listen to patriots chanting it over and over again. Even as the Council attempted to begin its order of business, the Pledge was chanted by the audience accompanied by calls for the councilmembers to stand up.

When Councilwoman Margaret Rog claimed that the protests had endangered the “mental health” of our “wonderful staff”, an audience member shouted, “We pay your salaries.”

One by one, the members of the St. Louis Park City Council announced their surrender, some, like Mavity, Rog and Brausen, in a surly and combative manner, others, like Halifan, humbly.

An army of women, men and children, waving flags of all sizes, and dressed in red, white and blue, had descended on the St. Louis Park City Council. There was red, white and blue eye makeup and necklaces. A giant inflatable bald eagle wearing a banner, “Save the Pledge” wobbled back and forth on the grass. A convoy of red, white and blue jeeps flying flags delivered a petition from 3,000 people to the Council.

The pro-Pledge activists overwhelmed the St. Louis Park City Council by tapping into the protest toolbox so often used by wealthy lefty radicals, but so rarely employed by the country’s silent middle class. The protesters understood the value of symbolism and of disruption. They disrupted Council meetings with impromptu Pledge of Allegiance recitations. They brought children waving flags and veterans holding up Iwo Jima banners. There were Scouts in attendance and lots of American flag clothing.

They captured the narrative, seized the momentum, and won.

St. Louis Park City officials had insisted that all the trouble was caused by folks from out of town. Their position is that there are no Republicans, conservatives or patriots in St. Louis Park.

When Mayor Jake Spano met with Rep. Ilhan Omar, he told her that a Women for Trump rally in the city was mostly the work of outsiders meant to harass Omar in her own district.

But if the councilmembers really thought that the community backed them, why did they back down?

In her remarks, Rog claimed that it would be a shame if the upcoming election was dominated by the singular issue of where the candidates stood on the Pledge of Allegiance.

It wasn’t the outsiders that the councilmembers feared. They didn’t want their radical leftist agenda to be hijacked by an issue on which there was much opposition to their position and little support for it.

It was a tactical retreat.

The Democrats on the City Council had tested the mettle of their community and realized that it was not quite ready to toss away the Pledge of Allegiance, take a knee for the Anthem, and burn the flag.

The Left is LOUD. The Left is organized. The Left has financial support. The Left has a chokehold on the mass media. (With the exception of their primetime anchors even Fox News is getting squishy.) Americans are bombarded daily with Leftist ideology – it permeates television programs, movies, music, fashion – our entire culture is marinating in Leftism.

But Leftists are not a majority. Oh, they sure want you to believe they are, but most Americans disagree with their agenda. There are probably more conservatives in this country than Leftists (no citation, I just reached into my ass and pulled that out) but conservatives are unorganized, tend to be polite and respectful when others are talking and are usually busy working and doing family stuff. They also don’t want much from government. This allows Leftists to dominate the public sphere.

Usually.

The Left has also invested a lot of time and effort into demonizing conservatives as racists and bigots. According to the Left, the “Party of Lincoln” is home to the KKK, white supremacy, and fascism. They even claim that the GOP is filled with antisemites!

Part of the problem is that for years the GOP was dominated by squishes – people who claimed to be conservatives but who were unwilling to articulate conservative ideas and to defend conservative principles.

In recent years both parties moved to the right for elections and moved to the left afterward. During election campaigns, the radical Leftist Democrats pretended to be moderates and moderate Republicans pretended to be conservatives. Neither side engaged in detailed policy debates, they let a few issues like abortion and gun control act as signifiers of ideology.

Disgruntled conservatives tried to get organized in 2009, forming the Tea Party. The Left went into full attack mode, labeling the Tea Party as the new KKK. The GOP establishment undermined the Tea Party and sat on their hands while the Obama misadministration used the IRS to obstruct the Tea Party’s efforts to organize.

Republican squishes like John McCain ran on conservative issues like immigration reform (“Build the dang wall”) and then either did nothing or voted against the very things they promised to support.

Then along came Donald J. Trump.

Donald Trump didn’t give us inspiring speeches. He didn’t persuade people to adopt a new ideology or propose radical new government programs like “Medicare for All.” The first thing Trump did was he listened. Then his message was “I hear you, and I will fight for you.” Trump affirmed traditional values and common sense ideas. And he was unabashedly patriotic.

Trump made himself the voice of the people. Not all people, just most of them.

People like you and me.

No wonder the Left despises him. In less than three years he has undone decades of their hard work.

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97 Responses to Vox Populi Vox Trump

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I am reminded of what Admiral Yamamoto said after Pearl Harbor:

    “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

    • DeniseVB says:

      Too bad GWB didn’t apply that to 9-11 instead of sticking us into an endless war. On 9-12, America was united into turning Afghanistan into a parking lot. F**k collateral damage. Those pissants should have thought of that when they killed almost 3k of our civilians. Definitely would have been a “Message Sent” moment. I was a bleeding heart liberal then and screaming NUKE ‘EM off the face of the earth.

  2. DandyTIger says:

    All true. And it’s damn fun to watch!

  3. Dora says:

    You may need a shot if you’ve been watching the hearing

    • DeniseVB says:

      LOL, Tequila fans are bitching that it falls on a TUESDAY ! In the words of one of them, “what buttmunching teetotaler picked that day”.

  4. Myiq2xu™ says:

    This ad, which ran on Fox News, is from “Republicans for the Rule of Law” which is an astroturf group created by NeverTrumper Bill Kristol and financed by non-Republicans.

  5. Myiq2xu™ says:

  6. helenk3 says:

    There is a lot of quiet anger in this country due to the outright disrespect of it by the left today.
    We are lucky we can rant here and people listen to our concerns. Many people do not have that.
    2020 is going to be interesting. I am wondering if the democratic party will go the way of the whig party and just disappear from the political stage.

    • DeniseVB says:

      It would be nice just to have an American Party. The walkaways seem to be a good foundation for country before party in their loyalties. Both sides are pissing people off. If you have time, go to the main WalkAway page which only allows testimonials, it’s renewed my faith in humanity. If you join, you can then sign on to the Discussion Group, which is like TCH only thousands more like minds agreeing to disagree, then join your state group to keep up with the shenanigans of local and state politics. Keeps me sane and away from cable news 🙂

    • elliesmom says:

      I’ve been incommunicado, too. Elliesdad was scheduled for a endoscopy today, but he fell in the shower, and instead of doing it “takeout”, I had to opt for “delivery”. The EMTs were great. His doctor decided to do some tests to figure out why he fell so ED is visiting one of the Providence hospitals. I got home a little while ago. I have to do some penance with Ellie, which will probably cost me a chunk of my dinner. Then maybe I’ll see what happened today.

  7. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I have not watched any of Mueller’s testilying. Mom was running me ragged all morning.

    • DeniseVB says:

      You’re a good son. Read Vodkapundit’s drunkblog, that’s all you’ll need to know 😀 It’s posted twice here, so you can’t miss it !

  8. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Here is a silly jism:

      A. Any Republican who isn’t furious hasn’t been paying attention for the past three years.
      B. Seth Mandel has been paying attention and he is not furious.

      C. Seth Mandel is not a Republican

  9. DandyTIger says:

    From the bits I watched, a few things were clear: 1) Mueller learned what was in the report for the first time today. 2) Mueller learned about report inconsistencies and lies, and new damaging evidence uncovered over the last few months, for the first time today. 3) Mueller was a figurehead only and had little or nothing to do with the investigation or report. 4) Mueller destroyed his reputation.

  10. Myiq2xu™ says:

  11. Underwhelmed says:

    OT but damn. Rutger Hauer has died. Roy Batty and the knight in Ladyhawke. Iconic, and always remembered.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      From the comments at Ace’s place:

      151 “President Trump fighting with the reporters”
      *******************************************

      Trump and the CNN anchors in a steel cage deathmatch would be awesome. On PPV.

      “Trump reaches thru the bars and grabs a chair from a member of the audience and . . . Holy Cow, he just obliterated Jim Acosta! Stelter is curled up in a corner crying but Jake Tapper is circling, trying to get behind Trump but the President knows better than to turn his back on Jake the Snake.”
      Posted by: Jaqen H’ghar at July 24, 2019 05:09 PM (5fSr7)

    • lyn says:

      Fuck Major Poophead!

  12. SHV says:

    Jucie Redux:
    “A Publix employee told a Cobb County officer that she witnessed part of the conversation and heard Thomas “continuously tell Eric Sparkes to ‘Go back where you came from!’” but did not hear Sparkes utter those words to Thomas.”

    https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/cobb-police-charges-will-filed-georgia-lawmaker-publix-dispute/fp9t5RJLXVSOTaMnVLmHEP/

  13. Myiq2xu™ says:

  14. Myiq2xu™ says:

    He cites the non-prosecution of Eric Holder as precedent.

  15. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Trump presser:

    “I think Mueller did a horrible job, both today and his investigation, but in his defense, he had nothing to work with. Obviously he did poorly. I don’t think anybody here, even you fakers, would say he did well.”
    “Even the networks whose ratings have tanked because of this said he did a terrible job.”

    “I’ve seen how he ruined people’s lives because they didn’t remember or date or something minor. Democrats bankrupt people with legal fees. If I said it was a sunny day and somebody spotted a cloud, they’d say I lied. They destroy lives of good people.”

    “Mueller had no material to work with, and he did a terrible job.”

    “This was one of the worst performances in the history of our country. You know this. He had no material. Just fake facts. And they tried to do an illegal overthrow.”

    “You are untruthful when you ask that question. Know who else is untruthful? Mueller’s aides. Like Weissmann. And Weissmann got busted just like he did with Arthur Andersen. His aides put him in a very bad position.”

    The only thing that would make this better is some of those old “Pow!” and “Ka-BOOM” graphics from the old Batman tv show.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Saw that Q&A bit. OMG that was magnificent.

    • SHV says:

      ““You are untruthful when you ask that question. Know who else is untruthful? Mueller’s aides. Like Weissmann. And Weissmann got busted just like he did with Arthur Andersen. His aides put him in a very bad position.”
      ******
      IMO, that’s brilliant. It shuts the door on possible Dem attempt to throw Mueller under the bus and demand a “do over”. PDJT is saying Mueller may be senile and incompetent but the report was derived from the work of his aids.

    • lyn says:

      “Democrats bankrupt people with legal fees” is the truth bomb.

  16. DandyTIger says:

    Dem leaders just gave a presser. Yep, Trump broken them. Sad to watch.

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  21. Mothy67 says:

    Because of Lola i took a pause.
    Casey and Hannah are in my house 24/7. Shay goes to swim camp but they stay here without her.
    I should have been over joyed that my brat was running a shelter. It means she knows her home is safe. These girls face serious neglect. I was getting cranky. So close to saying no more sleepovers. I was upset over orange juice. Kids drink tons of OJ. They don’t have a safe place to be. I can handle ten bucks a week for juice. I was not thinking about the why these girls never go home.
    My house had been a foster home under its previous owner. Does a place have a soul. I answered the door one day. Young black man holding his girlfriend’s hand with tears in his eyes. They were getting married. He wanted to show her the place that turned his life around. He had been bounced around. He sat on my sofa and cried. Ugh now I am crying. I was so close to banning kids living in my house. Lola spoke. These girls have no place. I was upset over a few dollars. Thank you Lola. I get to be a better man because you were honest.

  22. lyn says:

    “The person who learned the most about the Mueller Investigation today was Robert Mueller.” 🤣
    ~Trey Gowdy

  23. DeniseVB says:

    I just put an early morning open thread launch in the barn for Thursty 🙂 I’m so excited about it, I almost just posted it now. See ya’s in the a.m. ❤

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Good. Thursdays are my busy day. Now that I am sleeping at night I don’t write posts in the wee hours anymore. If I get up at 8 and post by 9 it is noon for most of y’all. And it usually takes me 30-45 minutes just to clear out the cobwebs in my head.

      I used to take 15 minutes to get ready in the morning – wake up, start a pot of coffee, jump in the shower, dry off and get dressed, pour the coffee in a travel mug and head out the door.

      In basic training they gave us 5 minutes from reveille to standing in formation fully dressed, and we had to make our bunks too.

  24. lyn says:

    “The Highwaymen” on Netflix was good.

  25. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Hatfill is the guy Mueller tried to pin the Anthrax Killer case on. Thanks to Mueller, the government paid out $5.2 million to Hatfill and the real killer escaped justice.

    • lyn says:

      I wonder what it’s like to have one’s head up one’s ass for three years. You would think these creatures would have suffocated by now … unless they are zombies.

  26. SHV says:

    This presser was PDJT announcement to the Dems., never Trumpers and Fake News that when serious campaigning begins in Sept., that he is going “Full Honey Badger” on their a**es. If any of those fools had read PDJT’s book they ought to know that the payback is going to be brutal. Mittens, Miss Lindsey, et. al. are going to be doing a lot of hand wringing, re: “Not Presidential”

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