Not My President

There’s a long debate in Dissident Right circles about the political acumen and the integrity of President Trump. One side looks at all the zig-zagging and flip-flopping on DACA and concludes that Trump is just a liar, who has figured out how to con well-meaning white Boomers. The other side looks at the same issue and sees a strategy intended to move the ball forward on the immigration issue as a whole. His latest antics over the gun issue, however, suggest that is he’s just a stupid bullshitter who got very lucky.

The gun issue has always been the one issue in American politics where you can reveal both the integrity and the intelligence of someone. Gun grabbers are always very stupid or very dishonest. Sometimes they are both. The 2A people are often just reflexively opposed to gun grabbing, without having thought it through, but gun grabbers are never honest or informed. It is the main reason that the NRA has been so successful. They have been blessed with an enemy incapable of honesty and unwilling to learn the facts.

Now, that enemy includes President Trump.

Trump knows even less about the gun issue than he does about marital fidelity, so no one on the 2A side figured he would be our champion. The assumption, to this point, was that he knew enough about politics to just avoid the topic and not get in bed with the gun grabbers. On an issue like guns, doing nothing is usually the best course. Most states are sensible on guns, so letting the states handle it is good for us. Instead, it turns out that Trump is making the classic Republican error of taking advice from his enemies.

It would be one thing if Trump did the DACA rope-a-dope, promising to sign a bill that everyone knows has no chance of becoming reality. His moves on DACA are pure politics and done with an eye on an eventual Supreme Court hearing. This gun grabbing lunacy he is spouting is damaging to the cause of gun owners and it reveals Trump to be a mendacious blockhead, with no idea why he is in the White House. It is no longer possible to argue that his maneuverings are 4-D chess. Trump is simply an unreliable liar.

What’s most offensive to the 2A community about what Trump is doing is that he is legitimizing options our side has worked for generation to de-legitimize. One is the option of using non-democratic methods to get around the people and impose gun control. His determination to ban bump-stocks by fiat is dangerous lunacy on its face. Worse yet, his endorsement of extra-judicial confiscation of gun,s on mental health grounds, elevates a crackpot scheme of the Left to something worthy of public debate.

Put another way, this jackass has undone generations of hard work by the very people who put him in office. Not even that feckless nitwit George Bush did something this egregiously stupid. Even Barak Obama was unwilling to go this far. This idiocy is right up there with Poppy Bush breaking his tax promise in order to get the Democrats in Washington to like him. It worked. They loved him, which was why he was a one term president. Trump is now setting himself up to follow Bush into the void of stupidity.

Now, the counter argument you will hear is that Trump is just playing more 4-D chess and this will amount to nothing. Well, a smart politicians would know enough to not do that with this issue. This is not a parlor game. The pro-gun voter has no sense of humor on this stuff and they have zero tolerance for limp-wristed politicians too afraid of the girls to do the right thing. Speaking only for myself, I’d vote for a gay black Muslim over Trump right now. That’s right. I’d vote for Obama over Trump, just to send the 2A message.

I think everyone who voted for Trump understood they were getting a guy who would be long on bullshit and short of tangible accomplishments. The point of voting for him was to send a message, but also legitimize populist issues. Trump was the guy who would flip over the tables and discredit the status quo, opening the door for ambitious politicians to run on patriotic issues like immigration reform. Trump would build his wall, end some of the egregious immigration abuses, but the real work would be up to those who come next.

So far, Trump is looking like he is not going to deliver anything other than blowing his own horn every day and maybe dodging prison in the Mueller probe. Worse yet, the trade-off for his vanity will be the undermining of the one cause that truly defines what’s left of old stock America. By legitimizing gun-grabbing and executive fiat, he has just made it possible for the next President Obama to DACA the gun issue, by issuing new gun laws via executive order. Trump is proving to be one step forward and ten steps backward.

The one lesson of the Trump era is to not put too much stock in what Trump says. He is, after all, a bullshitter. He’s also a guy who will wheel on a dime if he senses he is on the wrong side. He is rather shameless in that regard. Still, the damage he has done to the cause of gun rights is incalculable and it will not be forgotten. Unless he eventually signs off on some bold pro-gun laws, lots of his voters will choose to spend the election day at the range come 2020, rather than cast a vote for a duplicitous gun grabber.

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J+Clivas
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Finally calling a spade a spade.

Roulf
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Roulf

I was puzzling over why so many cucks and boomers are losing their cereal over this post by Zman. Then I remembered he has a large jewish readership and it clicked. Alt-jew is finally making their voice heard on the z blog. If Trump has made anything clear it’s his unwavering support for Zionism. No matter how foolish or silly Trump makes himself look they must defend him at all costs, even if it means throwing the 2nd Amendment and due process out the window.

Sanatee
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Sanatee

Trump is no Zionist, he just doesn’t care about religion and is happy to throw them enough bones to keep them happy. It’s the old GOP strategy of trading infinite support for Israel in return for Jews putting up with a small measure of red-state social conservatism. As an NY realtor/casino mogul Trump knows he needs to keep his bagel well-loxed. Should another Supreme Court appointment come up you can bet Trump will try his best to sell out the pro-lifers — though if they’re smart (don’t you laugh) they could make it difficult for him.

The Anti-Gnostic
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The Anti-Gnostic

Trump favors Jew interests. Just follow his investments.

And it looks like Vox Day, once again, is stirring up trouble within the Alt Right.

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-emotional-continence-of-little-girls.html

Trump makes up things as he goes along. He’s not a conservative, nor a Populist. He is a showman.

Dan S
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Dan S

I’d say wait until the midterms, then he might push more if he gets more Republicans. Though if he does prove squishy on the gun issue, he’ll most certainly lose the House and Senate. And then will be impeached. Amazing he’s this short-sighted in thinking.

Sanatee
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Sanatee

You’re assuming he cares. He’s a bit of a rogue. But an effort to impeach Trump would be wonderfully energizing to the right even if by then we’re privately thinking “good riddance.”

Drake
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Drake

Hard to believe he would misread the political landscape this badly. Is there nobody in the White House that can explain to him that he is betraying the core of his base on the single issue they care the most about? Somebody should schedule one of those big arena rallies for Trump next week. When he finds himself standing in an empty building with his own people protesting outside, maybe he’ll get it

Poppy Bush lost millions of his voters to Perot because of the tax betrayal AND his Assault Weapon Ban.

Issac
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Issac

I find that hard to believe. Blundering into the political strategy he used is unlikely as it was not in any way conventional or intuitive to an urban upper class member, even one familiar with the blue collar culture of long island and the boroughs. Guns are a widely understood third rail even to prog diaspora elites, hence all the money and time spent pushing to change that with younger generations. My read is that this is either a poor attempt to manipulate the left or an indication that he has given up fighting the neolib establishment. Given the timing,… Read more »

Wiscored
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Wiscored

I was on the Trump train early, and I had been an ardent supporter in debates with friends and family. This, however, is inexcusable. I don’t see a way for him to spin his way out of this. I have to admit that I was wrong. He just shat on a huge chunk of his core supporters. I’m out.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

And where is it you plan on going, now that you are “out”? I hear the Judean People’s Front have a decent manifesto…

Wiscored
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Wiscored

The range.

Tykebomb
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Tykebomb

Our last hope is that the Republicans in Congress will fix this. Trump has managed to make us support Ryan and Mcconnell over him.

Deana
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Deana

Tykebomb:
Then we are doomed.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

“the sky is falling, the sky is falling”

How did all these guns protect the constitution? They didn’t. How did all these guns protect unborn children? They didn’t. And on and on and on. The majority of Americans just don’t care about anything except feeding their fat faces, and getting high/drunk/stoned.

Zman has never been a Trump guy and never will. This is just a temper tantrum column; you can practically see the spittle on the screen.

A Southern Cuck
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A Southern Cuck

The cucking in this comment section is strong. If Progs and socialCUCKS have one thing in common, it’s their distaste for compromise and pragmatism. “Trump isn’t pure enough! Boo-Hoo, wo is us! Protect us from those evil Progs!”

The socialCUCKS always vote R. The crazier the anti-gun rhetoric gets, the more reliable R voters cucks become.

Trump is a genius.

Member

I’m with you pardner….Texan by birth but consider myself a southerner.

The Anti-Gnostic
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The Anti-Gnostic

The GOP has had THEIR agenda go through since there is not (D) president in the White House. He may have championed the issues, but the real leg work was done by the party. Trump is riding on their coat tails.

Member

Someone needs to explain to Trump that executive orders apply only to those employed by the fedgov, not the entire population. Does he think he owns us??

Haxo Angmark
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Trump INTENDS his bogus exec orders to be overturned by the (((courts))). It’s all a dog&pony show. As Prez he has the power to send in Federal Marshals and arrest the (((Sanctuary City Mayors))) tomorrow. He won’t do it, though, because (((those who control his debt))) will permit no such thing.

suckers

SteveP
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SteveP

It never ceases to amaze me how many people think executive orders are law.

Member

This is a harsh one Z, not that it isn’t deserved.
Your remark about marital infidelity reminded me of the old political adage that if they will lie to their wife why wouldn’t they do the same to us.
Of course, find me one who doesn’t especially in this day and age. Spence? Lately I have been defaulting to my full on apathy mode. It’s hard.

When we get Michelle Obama or Oprah in 2020 things will be righted again. Oprah is waiting for the go ahead from God.

DLS
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DLS

I have given up on expecting any moral leadership from politicians. My only grade now is based on whether they advocate my position or not. We have lost so much ground to the left in the last century because they have no rules except winning, and our bow-tied leaders on the right only want MSM approval and to keep their jobs. Trump is the first Repub leader since Lee Atwater to fight back. But he sure is playing with fire on guns and DACA.

ZManBlows
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ZManBlows

The Left win because the faggots like those around here take their little balls and go home at the slightest bump in the road. You cum belchers might as well all just start manning glory holes at the tranny clubs.

Anti-Gnostic
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Anti-Gnostic

“I have given up on expecting any moral leadership from politicians.”

Talk about taking a cuck position. Either you stand for your principles or it is a free for all. Note that your statement is basically throwing your arms up in the air and enabling the hucksters and manospherists free reign.

TBoone
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TBoone

Just my 37 cents. The Oprah doesn’t believe in God. She’s all about “angels”. Or was…

Funny that.

What’s that old “closing time” chestnut?

When all else fails, lower your standards….

zreader
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zreader

When all else fails, lower your standards….

A 2 at 10 is a 10 at 2.

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

Or an “Irish 10”, take a “4” and add a six pack.

Member

I always thought of it as, “As things develop, the formerly unbearable becomes the only choice.” Your way of saying it is much more concise.

Tom
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Tom

I remember driving out west 10 years ago and seeing all the billboards for hydroponic equipment. I don’t think they were growing tomatoes. Due to demographics national gun control is coming. Following the lead of Mary Jane growers, thousands of garage gun manufacturing shops throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico isn’t completely bad, from high regulation, to no regulation.

Member

If it were *anybody* else, I would agree 100%. But it isn’t. There have been too many shiny objects dropped for the press to obsess over at this point for me to simply rule it out.

That said, however, there have been some colossally terrible things said in the past two weeks. But we’re too used to being defeated, and we now believe everything said *against* our cause(s) and nothing said *for* it/them.

Klark Sunshine
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Klark Sunshine

Do not forget… Trump is a negotiator. He might trade something gun for the wall. Of course, it will be key to not give it away to the left in exchange for nothing.

We’ve seen Trump’s crazy before. He uses it to draw his enemies out. It’s already been noted, 2A is safe. Every time the left remotely hints at gun grabbing, sales go through the roof and Rs shut the F up. Trump is ramping up the crazy to scare the left. You want your diversity areas safer? Block inflows with a wall and disarm them!

A Southern Cuck
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A Southern Cuck

Trump is a genius. He’s drawing the cucks in and rallying them. This IS their key issue, he knew it would work. They don’t understand he’ll flip-flop at the right moment, get the wall, and then double cross the left.

Nunnya Bidnez, jr
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Nunnya Bidnez, jr

Trump has had a concealed carry permit, and has carried a gun on himself, for at least 30 years.
He is not our enemy.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

Trump has to battle the progs *and* the cucks. If the GOP were not so duplicitous perhaps Trump could take a more straight forward approach to things. But they are all snakes so he has to go about things in an apparently haphazard fashion. Why not wait until something bad actually happens, before filling your britches?

calsdad
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calsdad

Because – as ZMan said: When people start saying the things Trump is saying on this issue – they need to know – like RIGHT NOW – that they’re going to burn if they don’t walk it back.

Trump appears to be pandering to the lunacy that is coming out of the left on this issue. You can’t bargain or try to placate lunatics. You have to tell them to STFU – and mean it.

ZManBlows
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ZManBlows

And it’s easy for Z(trans)Man to sit on his little blog and make demands while Trump is facing the largest, coordinated media assault in human history.

Richard Charles
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Richard Charles

Diane Feinstein packed for decades

Still tries to ban guns

Member

The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally. — Salena Zito

Z just joined the ranks of the press.

Member

I think so Selena but he will be back after his migraine subsides.

Concept Delta
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Concept Delta

Yeah, Z go played by the Fake News on this one. Trump is a *master negotiator* and has done more for conservatives in 1 year than everyone since Reagan combined.

Protecting children by training and arming qualified teachers is a *winning issue*. Go on the offensive and make the enemy try to justify disarming teachers and endangering children’s lives.

Chief ShortingBull
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Chief ShortingBull

Does he have any idea what his enemies are going to do to him once he’s been removed from office? That weaponized IRS and DOJ that he has done nothing about will asset strip him and his entire family then drag them into court under the cloud of 1000 indictments. And that’s just for starters. Is he really this stupid?

Glen Filthie
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Glen Filthie

I am a gun nut. with firearms ranging from black assault rifles right on down to black powder muzzle loaders. There is no doubt in my mind that Lefty wants them ALL, not just the black guns. I firmly believe that if progs start messing with the second amendment – not only is that wrong headed and stupid – they won’t stop there. They will go after other rights and freedoms they don’t like and they will have the precedent to do it. My advice to everyone is bite the bullet, buy an AR15 NOW, and stock up on high… Read more »

Drake
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Drake

If there’s a civil war, it will be a sniper’s war. A decent hunting rifle will be more effective.
https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/what-i-saw-at-the-coup/

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

Nothing says “anxiety” like the thought of having to maintain a 600 yard secure perimeter. That or Chechen practice of using silenced .22 headshots in urban settings.

Drake
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Drake

There are enough .50 cals and .338 Lapunas in circulation that 600 yards is just semi-secure. 2 Kilometers is safe.

Ryan
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Ryan

A President who stands for nothing and is surrounded by liberals = disaster and betrayal.

Director Mitch
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I’m not particularly worried. A bump stock can be 3D printed and is nothing more than a toy accessory anyway, and I think the legal age to buy guns should be 21, like drinking in most states (and voting if we could do it). But before a law is passed, however, I would like the same cake baker nazis tell me how a store can refuse to sell a legal item to anyone for any reason if they are legally entitled. If I had the money, I would grab an 18 year old, sue Walmart for refusing to sell him… Read more »

Guest
Guest
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I find the bump stock bans troubling, and it’s not clear to me that the Feds have authority to ban them. A bump stock is simply a hunk of plastic. It has no utility until the user affixes it to a firearm. I have the same issue with high-capacity magazines, which are nothing more than a metal box with a spring and a plate inside. States have plenary jurisdiction and can probably ban them under any number of powers, but I don’t see a good argument that the Feds can ban individuals from owning these devices. (The Feds can probably… Read more »

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

Well, that’s the argument I’ve used with Progs. Describe what you are banning. In precise, legal terms that can be understood and enforced. They can’t. When they say “AR-15s”, I ask “do you mean direct gas impingement systems?”. Even here in NY, can’t buy that operating system with a pistol grip, but can with a straight stock. A good old fashioned Garand gas piston/rotating bolt is perfectly legal. Funny thing here is all the SAFE legislation and crap has made zero difference in crime rates. Ask any senior NYPD guy and he’ll tell you the guns are available, but the… Read more »

Dr.+Mabuse
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“The rest was just blowing smoke to politically disarm the those crisis actor kids. You don’t realize what damage they’re doing, and something had to be done to take some wind out of their sails.” I think that’s a very good point. And having raised kids himself, he seems to know how to deflect them when they’re in full manipulation mode. Of all those marching, demonstrating teenagers, probably only 2% have what it takes to be really committed activists. The rest are on a self-righteous thrill ride. One thing about teenagers is, they have short attention spans. So this Children’s… Read more »

bad guest
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bad guest

Am I an idiot for thinking that whole blog post was rather obvious satire?

Trump’s just taking some of the steam out of the frenzied liberal mob. Now that he’s given in to them – or so they think – they have nothing to be riled up about. So they can all go home and look for something else to get excited about.

Trump wants to be relected. Unless he’s lost his everloving mind, he knows that gun control of any sort is not the way to do that.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

Trump already came out and said the 2A should be respected. But all the old worriers will always be on the look out for a chance to go “whoa whoa whoa”.

james+wilson
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james+wilson

No one can respect the 2A who does not know what the source of it’s being is, which is not self protection, a thing considered so elemental that no one in that day would think to discuss it. The 2A is to ensure that government maintains a certain level of fear for the governed. Everything the left does tells you they understand this perfectly.

TomA
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TomA

No one (including Trump) is immune from the epidemic of stupidity. It has now become so pervasive in our culture that it’s like gravity, constantly pulling our thinking capacity downward.

We’ve been veering into the ditch for quite a while now. Conservatives want to enter the ditch more slowly, and Progressives want to head for the cliff immediately. Slow death or suicide. May you live in interesting times.

Dutch
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Dutch

This is what happens when Trump talks first and thinks later. He does it all the time. We need to keep the pressure on him 24/7, but understand that he is a normie dealing with a bunch of abnormal people in DC. He is learning as he goes, and he does appear to be a quick learner. As Karl keeps pointing out, are you gonna go with McTurtle and Eddie Munster instead? Speaking of normies and DC, the Hope Hicks resignation is instructive. She started out as a model and working for Ivanka, segued into Trump’s businesses, and then into… Read more »

BucketR
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Excellent spot-on post. Voted for him. Not now. Not again. Communist enemy > traitor. Second A is my deal breaker and this adulterer broke it.

Concept Delta
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Concept Delta

BucketR = Cucky Troll

Go home Soros shill.

DLS
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DLS

Zman, the problem with your “voting for a black gay muslim” approach is that it will get you more wise latinas on the supreme court who will have no problem interpreting the 2A out of existence. I agree with you entirely on the substance of Trump’s position, but let’s keep our heads.

Bill
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Bill

100% Accurate …

Chazz
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Chazz

In the same week that Don announced he would like a second term, he says the one thing that guarantees he will be disappointed in that quest – as I explained to him in my email yesterday. The wall at the Mexican border is a fools errand and its inevitable absence will not affect my vote; however, a roll over on gun control, and I will vote for plan B.

Member

Trump is a ‘do something’ Fudd. He will be a one term failure.

ProGunFred

IMTRD
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IMTRD

Ok, Z, I’ll make a bargin with you. I just set a reminder for myself, on April 1st (appropriately, both Easter Sunday and April Fool’s day) called “go mock Zman for his stupid blackpilling”. I’ll bet you that aside from a possible bumpstock ban no significant action will have been taken on guns except that things may get slightly better. The rough equivalent of a lawn darts ban, taking away a retarded toy from the sort of retards who would play with that sort of retarded toy. If not, I’ll cordially apologize and admit I was wrong, wrong wrong, all… Read more »

Member

Well this retard wants his “Jarts” back. It was a fun game and my brother’s eye healed eventually. With this ban it was all down hill after that.

Sne
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Sne

He supports politicized psychiatry and gun confiscation without due process. Enjoy your diagnosis, comrade.

IMTRD
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IMTRD

At this point either you trust Trump or you should’ve long since given up internet poasting on Boomer Blogs to finish your compound innawoods.

Since you’re still using an easily tracked internet connection to disagree with the government, I assume you don’t actually believe your own line, or you’re dumb.

Corn
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Corn

Every Democratic politician ever:
“We don’t want your guns. We just want sensible legislation to keep guns away from criminals. We’re not trying to disarm the law abiding.”

Same Dems three days later:
“Australia and the UK are inspiring models for gun control legislation.”

Dutch
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Dutch

Trump: “I love DREAMers”.

Trump, 3 days later: “No DREAMer deal without the wall”.

Trump, 3 months later: Wall construction started, no DREAMer deal.

Singh
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Singh

Kike।।

Toddy+Cat
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Toddy+Cat

It’s pretty discouraging, but I’m not giving up yet. We’ll see what actually happens. As Jerry Pournelle used to say “Despair is a sin…”

Martin Cohn
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Martin Cohn

He just became a 1 term umpa lumpa POTUS

A.B Prosper
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A.B Prosper

That’s OK with me. Trump’s main job was to buy us time to prepare for a civil war and maybe get us a little less immigration It appears that indirectly by creating a gun panic he’ll do just that and he’s done a tiny bit on the immigration issue. Not a lot though there are loads of opportunities to break the back of the sanctuary states . Unless this happens, he isn’t in charge as God Emperor and is a doctrinal Heritage Republican which is fine He although with all do respect talks too much and thinks to little for… Read more »

Mitch
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Mitch

Well put!

Monty James
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What I hated was the “stand up to the NRA” comment he made to his own side with Dianne Feinstein sitting right next to him. That is simply accepting the Left’s framing of the issue. Aargh. The legality of bump stocks is based on an administrative ruling by the BATFags. There had been an after market stock for Ruger 10/22s which had a spring which provided energy to continuously move the rifle back and forth once the trigger was pulled. BATF ruled was that this made the weapon functionally fully automatic and subjected it to NFA 1934. The SlideFire stock… Read more »

IMTRD
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IMTRD

*society crumbles*
Boomers: “LOL That’s the free market kiddo!”
*fatherless children running wild and crazy*
Boomers: “Heh, can’t keep a good woman down!”
*all blue collar manufacturing moves to Chinese slave labor*
Boomers: “Just get another job”
*someone threatens the sanctity of a BoomerToy(tm)*
Boomers: “MY SWEET AND PRECIOUS FREEDOMS.”

The only thing wrong with vietnam was not using you people in human wave attacks.

Whiskey
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Trumpo is acuck and a Dem really as his donation pattern shows. He agrees with Feinstein. As a future Reginald Denny I need a gun to make the Damien Football Williams pay when they go Wakanda. Which is coming hence the need for corporate leaders to disarm us and make us defenseless.

I’m sure his iudiot daughter put him up to this but its also his instinct. No wall, noi border, gun ban. Tell me how he’s not Hillary?

DLS
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DLS

With Hillary you would now have 5 SCOTUS votes, with more coming, to rule that the living constitution is crying with the kids, and the 2A is obsolete.

Pimpkin's Nephew
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Pimpkin's Nephew

Reginald Denny was especially good as the architect in ‘Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House’.

The Donald is not Hillary in that he hasn’t had people killed, doesn’t do drugs and isn’t a lesbian.

Member

Remain calm.

A.B Prosper
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A.B Prosper

why?

Ray
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Ray

America is a one party system. “Voting” with anything but rule .308 is a form of masturbation. It may make you feel better but it does little else. This very stupid and short sighted act by PT Barnum er “DA Donald” just cost Trump and the Republicans the rural south and mid west in the mid terms and maybe 2020. But maybe it was supposed to do just that. I know that the Republicrats have lost me for good with this one. It is passed time we let the communist take over, start the civil war we all know is… Read more »

Member

Didn’t this just happen with DACA? Lets see what happens next Monday when that expires. And I think of this as the evil and stupid conservatives that were silent or barely mentioned the war on drugs Civil Forfeiture, or the IRS that does the same kind of seizures without any due process every day. Including with the FDA on Kratom, AG Session’s reversal of Obama’s rule to end Policing for Profit, and Marijuana. If you are upset about seizing property without due process, lets end it completely – stop taking money first with not quite due process (probable cause, not… Read more »

Shelby
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Shelby

O ye of little faith…..

Member

Faith in what or whom?

Shelby
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Shelby

O ye of little faith……

Din C. Nuffin
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Din C. Nuffin

Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight, and don’t bring an AK-15 to a drone fight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stHLrBs-_iE
Scary stuff.

Liberty4Ever
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Liberty4Ever

Trump was for a national firearm waiting period for the decades he was a New York Democrat. Trump had the Clintons at his wedding and they were laughing it up at the reception. Trump loves unconstitutional asset forfeiture and so does his attorney general Jeff Sessions, and Trump loves eminent domain, so he’s not a Constitutional guy or a property rights guy. He’s a big government guy. Trump donated a lot of money to Democrats, but he also donated a million dollars to Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign PAC when I was volunteering my butt off trying to replace King Of… Read more »

Jeff Taylor
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Jeff Taylor

Hard for me to believe you’re this dense when it comes to understanding Trump. Do you honestly expect him to broadcast his every move? Can you not imagine him using deception to position himself and make his political opponents look bad? Have you been paying attention?

I just don’t understand how you can sperg out and blackpill this hard. Are you an ex-libertarian?

Concept Delta
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Concept Delta

My thoughts exactly. Vox Day can be obnoxious, but he understands this much better (http://voxday.blogspot.com)

Hayden
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Hayden

“lots of his voters will choose to spend the election day at the range come 2020”

We won’t have to wait until 2020, we’ll sit out the midterms and Dems can take Congress and impeach him for all I care. Hell, I’ll cheer it on.

Great column, agree with every word.

Stan
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Get real. The Donks will never vote for a repeal of the Gun Free Zones. Trump has just pulled their teeth, and you didn’t even catch it.

Member

Eh. Last week, people on the other side were torching him for saying we should arm select teachers. Perfectly common sense thing to shorten the time between when a killer starts shooting and when armed resistance arrives. (that ends the fantasy, and the shooters usually either kill themselves or get shot, and mass shooting ends) Perfectly rational thing to do which ALSO COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY deprives a perpetrator of his “due process rights”. If a teacher shoots a mass killer, the government just executed a criminal without due process by definition. We just have decided that this is OK. Result?… Read more »

Bob
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Bob

ALSO COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY deprives a perpetrator of his “due process rights”

Nah. We’ve been able to kill the perpetrator to defend ourselves since forever. There’s no reason to put yourself in danger so a court can decide if that person broke the law.

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That’s my point. We have legal procedures in this country which give private citizens, and the government, the right to deprive an individual of his life and property if he/she is deemed a legitimate threat…and we do not need to go to court in advance to take these steps. You, me, the cops, we can pull the effing trigger, and let the courts sort it out later. That’s the basic reason why George Zimmerman was not convicted, along with many, many, police officer-involved shootings. To use your words, “There’s no reason to put the public in danger so a court… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

Trump really does operate as an animated stream of consciousness in his conversations. Channel it, put it in context, then push him, hard, in the right direction. His instincts are on our side, we need to work him to follow through. Our turning our backs on him and shunning him is EXACTLY what the Left is, ahem, gunning for. They salivate like hungry hyenas at the prospect. Don’t give them the satisfaction. Hopefully I am channeling, putting in context, and shoving hard for your stream of consciousness to lead you in the right direction (not you Hokkoda).

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I think people are listening to the media spin on this. Trump is an actual LEADER. What you see when you watch him in that meeting is an actual leader, ACTUALLY THINKING. He’s not worried about polls and being on the “right side” with this or that group. He’s legitimately asking what we can do to keep guns out of the hands of stark raving mad lunatics. I wouldn’t even call it stream of consciousness which is kinda random. Looked and sounded to me like he was offering up actual frickin’ ideas instead of the usual bombast and speechifying. It’s… Read more »

Pimpkin's Nephew
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Pimpkin's Nephew

Ours is an age of moral chaos. It won’t end well, but it will end soon – we can’t go on like this. The empty-headed fanaticism of one side scores victories on all fronts, while our side seeks leadership from a man who, for all his brashness and intelligence, doesn’t seem to know what it’s all about.

I won’t give up – yet – on the Donald. But the day is growing late. 2020 appears to be the official date at which America goes full communist. I just hope it won’t be the Pol Pot variety.

Rod1963
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Rod1963

Here’s why 2A and keeping our guns is important. Black run South Africa has just voted to confiscate white owned farm land. That’s our fate in the not too distant future. Please stop and think about all this “hate whitey” speech and PR by the MSM, Hollywood and the Left. We are being demonized and made to be sub-human creatures who need to be punished. It’s not going to stop, it’s going to get worse. The Left has no limits, it always wants more. Look what’;s happening on Youtube. If Trump is actually serious about what he said, he’s finished… Read more »

Pimpkin's Nephew
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Pimpkin's Nephew

“The Left has no limits, it always wants more”.

That’s just it. They’ve hollowed out just about every other component of the Constitution to get what they want; the 2nd Amendment is almost the only strategic position they haven’t been able to take.

But they are closer now than ever, thanks to a school shooting and a feckless president.

Dutch
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Dutch

Per the NZHerald.co.nz 2/28/18 (on-line New Zealand Herald), Julius Malema introduced the land expropriation bill in South Africa, which passed by a huge margin. His 2016 quote—“(he was) not calling for the slaughter of ‘white people’, at least for now”. And so it goes…

Oh yes, and also mention of accusations of some South African political parties “inciting a spate of attacks on white farmers, characterized by extreme brutality, rape, and torture. Last year, more than 70 people (South African white farmers) were killed in more than 340 such attacks”.

Pimpkin's Nephew
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Pimpkin's Nephew

I guess South Africa isn’t “a nation of immigrants”.

Jim in Alaska
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Am, I happy with President Trump’s stated position? Hell no.

None the less back in 2016 we had two choices, I’m still delighted Hillary wasn’t chosen.

Pimpkin's Nephew
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Pimpkin's Nephew

It was the “Flight 93” election after all. And the Capitol – or White House – is still there, if only just. We bought ourselves 2-4 more years’ prep time for what surely must come.

Haxo Angmark
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Trumpenthal has been duplicitous on every issue

Wall: none.
Obamacare: still here
illegals: more here than before, and Trump deporting @ 1/2 Obama’s rate
Zionist wars: escalating
Swamp: deeper than ever
gun rights: ditto

etc. In fairness to Trump, though, his populist Performance Art always was pretty thin.

on many sites, I warned about this con-artist and his (((NY values))) as early as June, 2015, when he announced.

suckers.

Devin
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Devin

All of us Rand Paul supporters already told you this would happen and who Trump really is, you ignored and mocked us. Same goes for the elections before that with the even better Ron Paul running (he’s been warning of this stuff for decades – way ahead of the curve).

Roulf
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Roulf

No, you libertarians didn’t. You were too busy getting high and nominating an open borders globalist and a sidekick gun grabber of your own.

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You are confusing libertarians with the Libertarian Party, As useless a bunch of kunts as the Republicans are to conservatives.

Roulf
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Roulf

Aren’t they pretty much the same on issues though?

Outside his Muslim ban, Rand Paul didn’t seem to differ in his stance on border security from fellow GOP acolytes Bush, Cruz, Rubio, ext. In other words, he paid lip-service to a policy that is non-existent. As for Marijuana, just last month Rand pushed for pot legislation to be included in the recently passed spending bill.

Brigadon
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Brigadon

Muh Weed!
“Non aggression principle”
Open Borders
Globalism and Free Trade
“My Body, My choice”
“Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”
Nope, Libertarians have exactly the political party they deserve.

Brigadon
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Brigadon

Mock Mock, libertard.

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I read everything The Z man wtites. Today I am calling bullshit on this column and what he predicts. His handlers are smarter than what you insinuate. So is he. Stand your ground Zman but stop the blather about what he is going to do. It does our side no good for you to rock the boat.

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If you think Lagos on the Chesapeake is bad now, Just walt until the power goes out tomorrow.

Roulf
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Roulf

From day one Trump has stumbled into every trap Obama and his henchmen have laid. From Flynn to Comey to Mueller – he’s been 5 steps behind. It has SERIOUSLY hindered his agenda and put immense stress on this administration. These traps were recognizable, avoidable and unnecessary. Anyone suggesting Trump is allowing himself and his staff to be fed through the meat grinder in order to ‘draw his enemies into a trap’ is certifiably blind. Another common argument from loser-minded cuckolds is that Trump must push every facet of his agenda in a round about, sneaky manner. This is patently… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

He still saved us from Hillary, for which I am eternally grateful.

Andy Texan
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He gets the benefit of my doubt. I will wait for actual negative result over mere blather before taking a stand. Trump’s guide-star should be mobilize the base and take back America.

Roulf
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Roulf

Nonsense. Did Trump walk into the voting booth and pull that lever for you? No one ‘saved’ you from Hillary. You and I and millions of others did. The fact that you guys can’t criticize Trump, even in a light-hearted, joking manner makes you look like death cult progressives gazing at themselves in a mirror. It makes you weak. It makes you put up with crap when if it was anyone else spouting this garbage you would be tearing down the doors and burning up the phones demanding they respect the things that we (and our sires) have fought for… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

Look, I am not happy with his 2A positioning, but I will take what I can get. You fight the battles with what you have, not what you wish you had. He has done a better job, on the whole, than I would have expected by now out of any “electable” candidate from the 2016 election process. Do not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. And don’t turn your back on Trump. By doing so, you fall into the trap set by the Left and the media. Trump is full of flaws and contradictions, but, honestly, give… Read more »

Chief IlliniCake
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Chief IlliniCake

Those are crickets you’re hearing, Dutch. Not only do they not have anyone, they really don’t have anyone who could withstand 1/16 of the withering attack Trump and his family have endured. While still succeeding. This melee here smacks of the comment sections all over the right side of the political spectrum during the primary where if Cruz was your guy you were a stooge for Goldman Sachs and his EVIL Wife who’s but a Soulless Shill for the CFR, and if you were for Trump you were a mayonnaise-sandwich eating, knuckle-dragging, eminent-domain loving closet Democrat. Yes, it warms the… Read more »

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So..we’d be better off with Hillary? Or we should’ve all voted for Jeb? Which would be a vote for Hillary. I don’t get it. Prez isn’t above criticism, but I think he’s doing okay under the circumstances. He has the entire Washington establishment actively sabotaging everything he does, says, plans or even thinks about. The other party is fully mobilized (no surprise). The media is a 24/7 anti-Trump hate-fest. Western European leaders can’t go a day without heaping hate on him. His own party has spewed bile at him since he announced his candidacy. And he just keeps winning. I’ve… Read more »

Roulf
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Roulf

Why do Republicans insist on reverting this this binary outcome? Any criticism of Trump makes that person an instant Hillary supporter. It’s like reading the comment section of Breitbart.

Trump is given plenty of slack from the plebs, partially due to said media constantly attacking him. Every now and then all politicians need to be reminded of who put them in office and who can remove them should they wander too far off the range.