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It Is a Very Dark Day for the Country

By January 20, 2021Commentary

I will say this again, the previous president was a jackass in behavior, with zero self-awareness, but his domestic and foreign policy was generally sound, and we saw the results, with the lowest minority unemployment ever and the greatest lifting of incomes for poor people.  The new president is a frighteningly corrupt, brainless political hack, who is merely a puppet for those who have the worst interests of America at heart.  By his early actions it is clear that this administration will be ideological, not rational.  There is such a thing as truth, and attempting to make policy by a lie will not and can not work.  We are in for at least a rough two years, although I suspect the president is senile enough that he won’t even last that long before being replaced by the VP, who is breathtakingly incompetent.  My sincerest hope is that the lunatic policies they pursue cause enough economic and social devastation that the opposition retakes Congress in short order.  I hate to see that happen to the country and its citizen, but better to have a short, sharp experience of pain than a lingering, fatal wound that spirals the populace ever downward.

Of course, our fully biased media will do everything in its power to paint the rosiest possible picture and hide the decline.  But it will be obvious to the people.  We already see in conjunction with the epidemic that the story is starting to be told in a different way.  Instead of every development having a negative implication, we now see a positive spin.  We hear that vaccinations are going just great, all of sudden Democrat Governors decide that schools and economies just have to be opened, that maybe we have been using overly sensitive tests and we need to dial that back, so that we can report fewer cases.  I am sure instructions will shortly go out from the CDC and certain state administrations to gear back on death attribution.  This is the kind of crap you expect from Communist China, but then they do own the new administration, so welcome to the newest Chinese colony.

It may be grim but we cannot give up the fight for truth.  That is all that matters.  Truth is what overcomes evil, and if in fact it is the case that the majority of our countrymen have turned their hearts to evil or the ignoring of evil, than we deserve what we bring upon ourselves as a nation.

Quick Update, I can’t resist, for those who aren’t old enough to recall this, noting that Biden plagiarized Clinton’s inaugural address today.  Long ago, he was found out for plagiarism in his first presidential run.  You apparently can’t teach an old SOB new tricks.

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  • Erik says:

    Very well said, sir.

  • Lisa Hanson says:

    Thank you for your common sense and science backed articles. Let’s hope you’re correct with a 2 year turn around!

  • David Krieg says:

    I’ll interject that, as a 100% blue-collar fella, nothing Trump ever said or did bothered me – he spoke my language and he backed it up with hard work. After watching Conservatives get batted around and not fighting back, it was a relief to see someone fight for what is right for U.S. His almost autistic “zero self-awareness” is a gift in the harsh political arena. Who else could absorb the five years of slander, libel and misrepresentation he faced, of everything he said or did? For me, his brashness was neutralized by his righteous good works. I’ll take that over a corrupt Leftist and their Party’s platform of cultural marxism; embracing every insane dysphoria as natural and main-stream while denouncing any mention of our country’s virtue.
    “Better the hard truth, I say, than the comforting fantasy.” ― Carl Sagan
    Jesus called out the virtue-signalers of his day. They are still among us, primarily on the Left side of the aisle – loud, proud and violent. “Hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs—beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people’s bones and all sorts of impurity.” I’ll take tough, truth-teller Trump over that lot any day.
    Thank you, again, Kevin. You also are a truth-teller and I appreciate that you share your research with us. It helps in the fight to retain our Liberty.

  • Joseph Lampe says:

    Winston Churchill once said “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.” We are about to experience the “everything else.”

  • Rob says:

    I’ll echo David Krueger. Self-awareness is not a virtue. The IB is self-aware – his self is about the only thing he is aware of. The same can be said for Cuomo, Pritzker, Newsom, and a few other governors. Better to be aware of God than one’s self.

    • Kevin Roche says:

      Personally, I view self-awareness, as opposed to what I think you are referring to, self-regard, as the most important personality trait. if we aren’t aware of the impact of our words and behaviors on others and aren’t aware of our own biases and tendencies, we will lack the ability to be as effective as possible in all aspects of our lives. Imagine a Trump who was still a fighter for the same policies, who didn’t back down, but who avoided the nastiness and the personalization of every conflict and the constant braggadacio. Same outcome in policies, maybe better because he would have made less enemies, and probably re-elected. you can be strong and fight without being nasty.

  • Brenda says:

    Everything David said. I appreciate what you do Kevin, it’s the only thing that keeps me sane these days!

  • Kurt Anderson says:

    Ditto, Brenda, for everything David Kreig said above. I too, am blue collar, for the first half of my adult life, so 50%. David’s first two sentences NAILS it for so many conservative Americans
    “nothing Trump ever said or did bothered me – he spoke my language and he backed it up with hard work. After watching Conservatives get batted around and not fighting back, it was a relief to see someone fight for what is right for U.S.”

  • Christopher B says:

    Steve, yup, I’ve seen numerous people including Mr. Roche commenting that use of high numbers of amplification cycles has been a deliberate choice, and reducing it along with the news media shifting focus away from rampant publicity of every telegenic death with COVID, will go along way to providing the new narrative that we could have beaten COVID in a few months just by wearing masks except for Trump.

  • Alex says:

    What’s equally disgusting is the media. Chris Wallace called the speech the best he ever heard. Biden is a hoodlum. He sold his office for money as VP and now he’s President. Were Americans that clouded by TDS to think he was a better option than Trump? I don’t believe it.

    In just four yeas, truth be told, Trump managed some incredible landmark achievements.

    The evil and corruption is so profound I can’t even process it. Biden and Harris are two less than mediocre hacks. Two natural born loser ‘C students’ who managed to get to the very top. You will never convince me these two – one who flamed out of the primaries because she was that incompetent and the other managed through thanks to some good old fashioned DNC rigging – won the election fair and square. The sad part about this is nothing was done about it. Now the cynicism will set it. Which only goes to show how weak and corrupted the system is. It’s the same exact existential problem in Canada. There are no true leaders anymore. And this is soberingly sad.

  • Teresa says:

    I chuckled at your jab at Millennials in the last paragraph since I’m one of that cohort.

    I stopped laughing when I tried Googling “Biden plagiarism in speeches” and saw no pertinent results on Google. The first result is a NYT opinion piece from 1987 claiming the plagiarism allegations were unfounded.

    I did find information on the Duck Duck Go browser.

    A very brave new world indeed.

  • Dan Waller says:

    Did Biden really plagiarize Clinton?

  • Dana Andresen says:

    Thank you Kevin, keep up the great work!

  • Mike M. says:

    David Krieg wrote: “After watching Conservatives get batted around and not fighting back, it was a relief to see someone fight for what is right for U.S.”

    Here! Here!

    It might be nice to imagine a politician who fights like Trump without talking like Trump. But we have to *imagine* it, since such a critter does not exist. Here in the real world, if I have to accept Trump’s faults to benefit from his strengths, I will do so willingly, if not gladly.

    • Kevin Roche says:

      Kristi Noem, Ron DeSantis, Ted Cruz are a few who come to mind. And of course Reagan who in the most genial manner accomplished many of the same things Trump did and more, including a fundamental change to foreign relations, a massive tax cut and re-orientation of the economy to productivity and a reaffirmation of the importance of freedom.

  • Mike M. says:

    Kevin Roche wrote: “Kristi Noem, Ron DeSantis, Ted Cruz are a few who come to mind”.

    Noem and Cruz strike me as ideologues. As such, they would have little chance of rallying the decidedly non-ideological, populist individuals who form a large subset of Trump voters. Let alone draw in the potential populist voters among minorities.

    DeSantis has been awesome with his handling of the epidemic. That is a huge plus in his favor, but is still just a single issue. I have no idea if he has either the political skills or the policy leanings to lead a successful populist movement.

    Trump’s faults are glaring. But the man staged a hostile takeover of the Republican Party, won an election no expert thought he could win, governed effectively in spite of massive opposition in Congress (both parties), the press, the courts, and within the executive branch, then nearly won re-election under circumstances that should have sent an incumbent the way of Herbert Hoover. That will be an extremely difficult act to follow.

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