Trump outmaneuvers the media on the 4th

| July 10, 2019

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Our own Poetrooper is back, this time with some thoughts about the 4 July festivities and the reception it received. Its as if there were two 4ths, one Americans saw and another, those ‘nattering nabobs of negativity’ claim to have witnessed. Time to step back and give Poe the podium.


I got an email from my buddy Boomer out in Guam, a retired veteran of the Vietnam War, which contained the astute observation that the media had made July 4 all about Trump, while the president had made it all about America. My reaction was, “What a succinct way to sum up more than a week of total media madness.” The truth of that is inescapable — in the run-up to the Fourth, the Mara Salvatrucha of the media had their machetes out, savagely hacking at Donald Trump’s expressed wishes for a military presence in our nation’s parade in our nation’s capital, a gang of ink-stained pundits seeking to maim what they can’t kill.

As a combat veteran of a long-ago war, I was solidly aligned with the president on that — after all, who secured this independence we’re celebrating but combat veterans? Or, for that matter, who ensured the continuance of that freedom for more than two centuries? But no, simply because the bogeyman under their bed had expressed a perfectly logical and reasonable desire to display a bit of our military might in a celebratory parade that has its origins in the military victories of our forefathers, those candy-assed wimps in the liberal media threw a week-long hissy fit, proclaiming loudly and endlessly that Trump was just seeking to glorify himself by hijacking a national holiday. Oh, my, how indignant and outraged they were! A travesty against America was being perpetrated by a self-glorifying narcissist who had no right to be president anyway because everyone knows Hillary won the popular vote, blah, blah, blah.

Oh, the indignity, the inhumanity, the outright slap-in-the-face insult! So these media weenies dutifully demonstrated their spittle-flecking, set-chewing indignation, inflaming their declining viewership into what now passes for widespread liberal outrage, and in the process, they sent the more deranged of their devotees into deep blue depression throughout this red, white, and blue–spangled holiday. Imagine all the quiche and Chablis dyspepsia across liberal-land, attributable to these fizzing media dyspeptics in New York, D.C., and L.A., as their yellow waves of anti-Trump bile rolled out across blue states, college towns, and art colonies in America. He can’t do this! He can’t make this all about himself and his 2020 campaign! He’s a damned dictator!

And then came that rainy 4th, and a dampened but undeterred Donald made fools of the lot, serving as a modest, rain-soaked moderator for the national celebration of a nation paying tribute to itself for its founding accomplishments and leading role in this world. That he used military services to skillfully perform much of this tribute must have generated some serious acid reflux in more than a few of those braying throats of the media MS-13, people who really should consider getting some of their more outrageous Trump Derangement utterances tattooed quite prominently all over their pliant bodies and even softer heads. Hint: “I hate Trump” fits nicely on your knuckles, knuckleheads.

Were it not so sad, I’d be laughing at how once again, Donald so cleverly outplayed them: they had spent more than a week talking about how Trump would make it all about himself — then the man, the patriot, spent his time on the 4th of July talking about the greatness of America.

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The difference between Donald and his denouncers simply couldn’t be any more obvious.

Thanks Poe, and Boomer. Just read the whole show cost us taxpayers $1.2m USD, a rounding error in the military budget, if that. And how refreshing to have a speaker who has replaced ‘me’ ‘my’ and ‘mine’ with ‘us ‘ours’ and ‘everyone.’

Category: "Your Tax Dollars At Work", 2020 Election, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Guest Link, Marine Corps, Navy

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Nailed it Poe! I do not have cable or Satellite TV. I use an antenna to watch broadcast. I do get all the networks and their sub channels, but no Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, ect. As you posted, the talking heads on all of the news programs wailed and gnashed their teeth over the upcoming celebration and went out of their way to bash President Trump. They just assumed how the program was going to go. The local Fox affiliate did not broadcast the program, instead ran their usual fare of Big Bang and Family Feud re-runs. Thanks to the posts and linkies on TAH I was able to see most of it on the innerwebz the next day. I was so very proud of my President, The First Lady, the Park Service, and the Military Members who did such an outstanding job of presenting a FIRST Class Independence Day Celebration. I was awed, and yes, many parts of it caused an involuntary vascular reaction.

    We have put up with over 2 years of bull sh^t because that drunken hag, The Bitch of Benghazi, das hildabeast did not “get her turn.” It is my hope and prayer that all of this epstein crap is finally the beginning of the draining of the swamp that we have been waiting for. It’s been too long a’coming!

  2. Steve1371` says:

    I worked for a man who was a lot like President Trump once. It was the best 17 years of my career. I often think of how similar they are. If you worked hard for Mr. Arthur as he was known you would always have a good and secure job. He treated his help very well.

  3. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    President Trump continues to knock it out of the proverbial park while the lefties chew on their own bile and venom. They have Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder, TARD for short. Those who let it run their lives are Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder Operatives or TARDOS. Last we have Really Exceptional Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder operatives or RETARDOS which we see yapping DNC propaganda every day on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and MSDNC to name a few.

  4. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Troll Level: orange


  5. Perry Gaskill says:

    Dunno, Poe. Does this mean you’re not going full emo thinking about how far that $1.2 million could have gone toward transgender sensitivity training?

    Just kidding.

    For what’s it’s worth, I thought not only did The President do a good job with the July 4th shindig, but also that Melania looked particularly fetching. She seems more comfortable with her First Lady role as time passes.

    Somewhat off-topic: Another Trump story that seemed to fly below the radar last week was an AP piece about a fed offer of help following the two earthquakes in Southern California. As it happens, California Governor Gavin Newsom, who would usually rather eat a plate of worms instead of saying anything nice about The Donald, said:

    Speaking to reporters after touring the damage zone, Newsom said Saturday that he and Trump talked about the struggles California has been through, including two devastating wildfires that happened just six months ago.

    The Democratic governor said, “There’s no question we don’t agree on everything, but one area where there’s no politics, where we work extremely well together, is our response to emergencies.”

    “He’s committed in the long haul, the long run, to help support the rebuilding efforts,” Newsom said of Trump.

  6. Thunderstixx says:

    I was running for Uber on the 4’Th and had a good day doing it.
    I watched it on the 5’Th and really enjoyed it on the YouTube feed.
    C-Span cut out the flyover at the end, but I was able to find the Blue Angels and was obviously impressed with their precision flying work !!!
    We are all so lucky to have been associated with such organizations as were on display there my friends.
    I am so honored to have been a part of something so much bigger than my dumb ass is…..

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    Good article, Poe. Well done.

  8. OldManchu says:

    Lars will be here soon to straighten this all out for us unfortunate smelly wal mart shopping deplorables.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      You mean his usual? His

  9. 26Limabeans says:

    Too bad the Media did not mention the scary black bomber callsign. “DEATH 12”.