Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Circus is Coming; the Circus is Coming to D.C.
The Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus, the icon of three ring circus, is closing up shop later this year. The once great Big Apple Circus is auctioning off its assets in bankruptcy. The Cole Circus closed last year. The traditional American Circus is no more. Fear not though, the American Circus is coming to Washington, D.C. tomorrow for a long run. No, it is not the Trump Administration. Nor is it the populist deplorables. Nor is it the Trump Cabinet. The performance of the cabinet appointees so far in the Senate Hearings has been outstanding. President Elect Trump has nominated highly successful military leaders, business leaders, and politicians. They have proven themselves to be intelligent, thoughtful and articulate, sometimes more so than their interlocutors. President Elect Trump has nominated competent conservatives to his Cabinet, so conservative that the Democrats would like to vigorously oppose every one of them, perhaps even Elaine Chao, the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. They can’t; they must pick and choose their battles. The teacher unions ardently oppose Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. Her heresy is her support of charter schools. The unions in general abhor Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor. The position normally goes to a representative of the unions. Donald Trump’s view is that the Department should represent the interests of the workers, which are not necessarily those of the unions. The Civil Rights Movement rejects out of hand Senator Jeffry Sessions of Alabama. Environmentalists are repelled by Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma Attorney General, nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Advocates of ObamaCare are scared of Congressman Tom Price, a doctor fiercely opposed to ObamaCare. How good are these nominees? Little soundbites have emerged from their hearings. The Democrats can’t make anything stick. The Circus coming Friday is a combination of the protesters, media, and Democrats who still can’t understand they lost. They will act like screaming banshees. The mainstream media hasn’t learned from its failed, biased coverage during the general election. It will seemingly stop at nothing to delegitimize Trump, even taking off on typos, but nary a peep about Senator Obama campaigning in all 57 states with one to go. They’re acting like a one trick pony. If the protestors don’t get violent, then it will be quite a spectacle to watch. Watch an army of fact checkers twist in contortions as they back flip to try to find even minute, out of context, mistakes by President Trump. Watch Rosie O'Donnell continue to bemoan President Obama for not declaring martial law and postponing President Trump's inauguration. Watch the Hollywood celebrities occasionally slip out of their Beverly Hills, Brentwood and Malibu cocoons, fly over the deplorables in Fly Over Country to “bravely” speak out at Democratic events and Hollywood events. Speaking of “Deplorables,” the DeploraBall Friday was attacked by demonstrators Thursday. Watch the White House Press Corps play musical chairs in the tiny press room. Watch some D.C. universities offer perpetual safe spaces and comfort zones to students unable to co-exist so close to the Trump White House for the next four years. Watch the California Democrats try to make themselves relevant with more boycotts and demonstrations as more businesses leave California for Trump Country. Watch the media yell outrage after outrage, not noticing the declining circulation and layoffs among their publications. Watch the vitriol over President Trump’s Supreme Court appointments. It will be a mud fight as the Democrats attempt to Bork the nominees. Watch President Obama stay in D.C. and constantly lambaste the policies of the Trump Administration. See if any one actually listens aside from the usual suspects. Watch Justice Kennedy’s vote become irrelevant after two President Trump appointments to the Supreme Court Watch President Trump refill Gitmo Enjoy the Twitter battles. Enjoy Judy Collins’ song, “Send in the Clowns.”