Protracted Digging May Help Trump Win in 2020

Protracted Digging May Help Trump Win in 2020

Protracted Digging May Help Trump Win in 2020

In light of recent revelations about our elected officials and their potential for buried skeletons, the current President of the United States is looking pretty good as a skeleton free candidate in 2020. He is the most investigated politician on the playing field. The deep dig into both personal and professional history, combined with his *dare I say* Presidential tone during the SOTU address, is offering the electorate some hope to focus on the issues in 2020. 

The SOTU was a success. Despite the naysayer chorus, dominated by the Democrats, it was a great speech. According to Deadline, his second SOTU came it at almost 47 million viewers while beating Obama’s second SOTU by over 9%. Trump even managed to get the “on SOTU day we wear white” group out of their seats. No small feat considering they are all Democrats. Of course, they only rose up in a wave of self congratulation.

Digging for the Dirt

With recent revelations in Virginia shaking the foundation of state government to unforeseen depths, and possibly the 3rd in line of ascension to the Governorship, Trump’s two years of in depth investigation may become an asset to his reelection bid. Bear with me here, and recall the many paths on which Mueller’s special counsel has ventured. There is a spaghetti bowl of accusations about corrupt money dealings, pay off’s to porn stars, Russian collusion…. You name it, they’re investigating it. Before this man took the oath of office, it has been dossiers and investigation. If only the Whitewater, Bathroom Server, Uranium One, and Clinton Global {slush}Fund had as much focus.

Point being that Trump, his businesses, his family, and his history are under a microscope. One where people are looking to find something, anything, to bring him down. So far, aside from a huge cost incurred to the taxpayers, there isn’t much return on investment. There have been some convictions to those in his circle, but it’s been elusive finding a direct link to Trump. He’s either the luckiest of a “bumbling idiot” portrayed by the comedy pundits, or the world’s greatest tactician setting himself beyond reproach for 2020.

Finding the Skeletons

The current Governor of Virginia is in a bit of a paradox. After campaign antics where he accused the opposition candidate of being a racist, and not disavowing campaign ads endorsing that statement, the Blackface and Klan hood pictures from college show up. Not even undergrad, where we’ve all made some regretful decisions, but post graduate level medical school. Yikes, that’s awkward.

The guy making racist accusations is actually the one with a very misguided sense of  “appropriate costume.” I know, “it was a different time, and a different Virginia back then!” Yeah, it was a place barely removed from a segregated society rife with Jim Crow laws. I can completely understand how an adult would think it’s acceptable to wear a costume that harkens back to a time when Blacks were made the object of ridicule. Or, maybe the now governor was just an insensitive prick. But I’m sure he’s changed. His campaign ads featuring his Black running mate highlighted his evolved perspective. So much that the mailers sent to Union stronghold areas of the state had his Black running mate cropped out. A Democrat, scrubbed a Black man to garner support from Virginia Unions.

He’s Accused of Assault, Not Appropriation

The current Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, aforementioned erased man, is accused of sexual assault. We know how much Democrats abide by “innocent until proven guilty” when it comes to rape accusations.  I will not rush to “Kavanaugh” the Lt.Governor. That’s best left to the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee. I will highlight that according to ABC news this accusation came to light in early 2018 when Virginia Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott “learned of the allegations directly from Dr. Vanessa Tyson, who on Wednesday released a statement detailing the alleged 2004 assault, which took place at the Democratic National Convention in Boston.”

The same Congressman Bobby Scott who advised his colleges to reject Judge Kavanaugh, “…[a] fair and thorough investigation into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s claims or other credible allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh. For all of these reasons, I urge my colleagues in the Senate to reject this nomination.” Hmmm. So this is a bit of a pickle.

A Deep Regret, and Dark Shade of Brown

The third in line for the position of VA Governor, is Attorney General Herring. He recently admitted to wearing “Blackface” during his undergrad college years. His comments from this past weekend (prior to his admission) about the current drama surrounding the Governor, “It is no longer possible for Governor Northam to lead our Commonwealth and it is time for him to step down” may come back to bite him.  AG Herring is embracing the “toss it out before it gets out” approach, and asking forgiveness for an act of youthful stupidity.

Good on him. I hope that we can find a stable place where all adults get a pass for some of our less insightful actions. We’ve all had something from the youthful past that we regret. The standard of “forgiveness” needs to apply equally across the board. But this post isn’t about forgiveness and youthful antics. It’s not even about the issues in Virginia. Those events are a foil to my original statement about Trump. If these men were investigated to the level that Trump is experiencing, the incidents and accusation would be old news. Probably swept under the MSM rug, but “old” nonetheless.

Front-Loading the Dirt

Trump came into office under a cloud of suspicion, a DNC funded dossier, and threats of investigation. Every aspect of this Presidency is examined under a magnifying glass. Entirely unfair.  But, once the Mueller investigation is wrapped up Trump has the advantage of moving beyond the “dirt.” Obviously the Democrats in the house have no faith in the investigative process and they will launch their own investigations, adding the threat of impeachment. More money, more time wasted, more voters frustrated with the appearance of petty and vindictive abuses of power. If they continue that direction it will be “more Trump” for another 4 years. They are in the unpleasant position of buckling down and getting work done, with the possibility of “making the POTUS look good”, or “prioritize the all out assault on Trump” and make themselves look more vindictive than productive.

On the surface it’s a Lose:Lose for the Democrats. Unless they skip the hysteria, focus on the work, and engage the voters on a national level. The politicians seem to have forgotten that it’s their job to represent all the citizens in their district, not just the ones who voted for them. The clear path to maintain House control is for them to engage all the voters, work on their behalf, and let Trump do himself in with tweets. I don’t think the Dems have that ability, and will surely regret it in 2020.

More Dirt Than a Pig Pen

The Democratic frontrunners each have to contend with their own mud puddle. Kamala has her purported affair with a married Wille Brown, and the implied professional favoritism from their relationship. Kirsten Gillibrand has a convoluted  taint of Clinton from her cozy relationship with Hillary and Bill (and a possible Hillary 2020 showdown). Elizabeth Warren is still struggling with her decades long battle as a “Native American.” Cory Booker has a tendency to play Wile E. Coyote and get stuck in his own traps. It won’t take too much for his “What’s Aleppo?” moment to crush him faster than a precariously balanced rock. Hope he’s wearing his Spartacus helmet. Others will come into the field, but nobody is safe from being thrown under the campaign bus by the MSM. Their favored candidate will emerge, just as the mild dirt on the less favored will become “breaking news.” It won’t be bad enough to derail their political careers, but just enough so the preferred candidate looks especially good. The MSM protects its Democrats.

How Trump Can Make a Sweep

If POTUS continues his recently acquired knack for speaking to those Independent & Centrist Americans willing to listen, he has a good shot at beating the current field. They are all running as “not Trump” and on their identity politics. Trump has two years big accomplishments, even without the wall. His tone and content during the SOTU was on point. It was plainspoken and optimistic. Frankly, that optimism has been missing from a good part of the country. Americans are tired of being told that they are the problem, and need to change. Trump’s speech had a sense of “Make AMERICANS Great Again” while admonishing those who prefer to obstruct rather than accomplish. The highlight was watching the MSM pan the SOTU. They were reaching deep into “Wonderland” for any negative crumb. I agree with the panel on Laura Ingram’s show. It was amazing and a big moment for the President.

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4 Comments
  • GWB says:

    a skeleton free candidate
    Ummmm….. NO. What Trump is, is a closet-free candidate. His skeletons are all out on the dance floor doing a jig and pantsing his opponents.

    the one with a very misguided sense of “appropriate costume.”
    Sorry, but I still don’t think it was actually racist, nor terrible or awful to do that. Still don’t.
    I DO enjoy watching the progs scramble, though. And watching Matthew 7:2 in action.

    it’s their job to represent all the citizens in their district, not just the ones who voted for them
    Yes. And no. Represent them, yes. But not to vote in favor of their views. That’s what the election was all about.
    (Again, if we eliminate all of the un-Constitutional power at the national level, there’s much, much fewer “views” you have to worry about representing. And we can all get back to living our lives without “the Feds” breathing down our necks.)

    convoluted taint of Clinton
    That sounds…. nasty. And probably contagious.

    I say we all go grab a skeleton and dance.

    • What Trump is, is a closet-free candidate. His skeletons are all out on the dance floor doing a jig and pantsing his opponents.
      ** Yes and No. He’s got a closet, but the door has been thrown wide open. The skeletons that are out, well I don’t think they are a surprise to anyone. They are the political version of a New Orleans “Second Line.” However, I think more will be joining the party.

      Sorry, but I still don’t think it was actually racist, nor terrible or awful to do that. Still don’t.
      I DO enjoy watching the progs scramble, though. And watching Matthew 7:2 in action.
      ** I don’t see where *I* stated it was racist. I’m normally VERY careful with my use of that word, and find that most examples don’t meet the threshold. I used “appropriation” and I think it’s a legitimate word choice. As a verb, it’s accurate (take (something) for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission.) “Racist” was used quite frequently against the Republican in the election, by the current Governor. I find a delicious twist on the “throwing stones while living in a glass house” parable.
      As I stated in the body, “Good on him. I hope that we can find a stable place where all adults get a pass for some of our less insightful actions. We’ve all had something from the youthful past that we regret. The standard of “forgiveness” needs to apply equally across the board.”
      I feel this way about almost everything we’ve done in our youth. Would I have done it? Nope. But I did plenty of other questionable things to make up for it. Would you do it now? I wouldn’t. There are ways to convey the meaning without altering ones skin tone. (A lesson Rachel Dozel would have been wise to take to heart). On occasion while I lived in Japan I had the privilege of wearing Kimono to formal events. My Japanese friends were happy to dress me (a requirement for wearing Kimono, they are beastly to assemble), but never once did I apply make-up to change my skin tone or alter the shape of my eyes. The meaning of the dress was sufficiently indicated by the attire. Not once did I deem those who had Geisha photographs as racists. I feel the word has lost the true definition, and is bandied about too easily. I rather enjoy the discomfort the Gov is feeling right now.

      Yes. And no. Represent them, yes. But not to vote in favor of their views. That’s what the election was all about.
      **Somewhere along the line it became okay to completely discount those voters in the minority. Many elected officials have forgotten their first duty to uphold the Constitution and to the best of their ability represent the common desires of those in their district. In their self interest politicians have acquiesced to the most extreme edges of their parties, and maybe eventually they walk it back to party moderate. But never to neutral.

      Re: Clinton. It is nasty and absolutely contagious.

      I hear they’re gearing up for Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Bring out your skeletons and join the Second Line!

  • GWB says:

    Oh, forgot this bit:
    Kamala has her purported affair with a married Wille Brown, and the implied professional favoritism from their relationship.
    I don’t think you can call it “purported” and “implied”. Flat out, she slept her way to the top. She’s admitted it.

    • I use that word because even though she admits it, I’m not comfortable making the statement as fact. Call it writer prerogative word choice, because I don’t want to go near that situation any more than I have to. The whole thing is tawdry and I don’t want to dive into the web to look for supporting evidence that Brown was a cheating bastard and Harris a power hungry whore.

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