Dear Diary, I’m so sorry I haven’t been around to talk to you, but I’ve been busy and things have just been happening too fast. I’ve got a line-up of proto-posts to write, but this from this morning jumped the line.
Liberals don’t annoy me when they whine about Trump’s tweeting because I know it’s all a lie and a scam, just like everything else liberals say. They don’t care that Trump is mean to girls. These cretins brought us Bill Clinton. They don’t care that Trump is vulgar. You should see what liberals, including proggy blue checks, say to me on Twitter. Let me put it this way: after the nonstop parade of death wishes, perversion accusations, and general mouth-foaming hostility the liberals traffic in every day, I’m distinctly unimpressed by Trump calling out Mika’s chin lift.
Yes. And the rest doesn’t suck either:
In an ideal world, I would love to get back to presidency dominated by gentlemen like Ronald Reagan. But we don’t live in an ideal world. Here’s the ugly reality – there is a cultural war going on, one that could get worse. This isn’t a game; there are real stakes. If you volunteer to join conservatism’s enemies to allegedly protect an ideal of decorum that this culture has long since left behind, you’re being played for a sucker. You’re either serious about winning, or you’re serious about losing.
Update (20170705): Still behind, but I came across this too by Roger Kimball. Mr Kimball is, like *some* other conservatives, not wedded to the theory of conservatism as are so many versus the facts:
Beyond that, there is the quiet reality of Trump’s dogged progress in enacting his agenda, from his judicial appointments to his regulatory reforms, from his unleashing of America’s energy potential to his emphasis on America’s military preparedness, efforts to cut taxes, repeal and replace Obamacare, create jobs, and generally to make America great again. He has yet to build his vaunted wall but illegal immigration is down by 70 percent. Why? The short, if surprising, answer is charisma: people know he means business.
The article covers a huge amount of ground and does it well. And it does it from the perspective of a conservative, erudite, reasoned, and forceful. In such a way that belies the cries of the alt-right-this-or-that that conservatism is dead.