A Great Speech You Probably Missed

Tuesday President Trump visited the Holocaust Museum in DC as part of the Day of Remembrance held each year.

He gave a terrific speech, but it went virtually unnoticed by the mainstream media because it doesn’t support their portrayal of him as racist, anti Semitic, etc.

It was a very moving speech and worth listening to. Fox Business carried it and host Stuart Varney was wise to show it and was moved by it, too.

O’Reilly in His No Spin Zone

Bill O’Reilly’s not going gentle into that good night. He’s going to fight his ouster from Fox News and go offense.

Last night he had a podcast defending himself and promising “you’re going to be shaken.” He also will be sharing his take on the news. This runs about 20 minutes.

Seems he is taking my advice and using his website as a platform to voice his opinions. He may find this frees him in a way that is very energizing.

Another plus – women won’t have to worry about working with him.

Melania and Michelle Belt It Out

On Saturday, President Trump and First Lady Melania visited Walter Reed to award a soldier a Purple Heart.

Of course, Melania being the fashionista she is, many people admired her belt.

To others, it brought to mind Michelle Obama’s fascination with high, wide belts. I hadn’t particularly noticed because I felt she was, shall we say, inelegant in her choice of clothes. Maybe she was trying to see how far she could go and still get the drooling press to applaud.

Those who didn’t, called it a boob belt and highlighted it in this video:

Steyn Weighs In

I was surprised that the new conservative TV network led by Mark Levin dropped pundit Mark Steyn. I don’t know what happened between them, but the loss for them seems to have allowed Steyn to be on Fox News more than he had been.

Whatever the dispute, I’d have to side with Steyn. He’s proved himself time and again.

Friday he was on Fox & Friends and his analysis of Trump’s sending tomahawks to Syria is worth watching:

Where Is Obama?

For a press that couldn’t get enough of Barack Hussein Obama, suddenly there is radio silence. For a man who could never get enough of the limelight, it’s odd.

After the inauguration, he went to California, then to the Virgin Islands to stay with megawealthy Richard Branson.
The latest report I see comes from AOL March 30:

Earlier this month Obama headed to French Polynesia alone after leaving Hawaii. The former commander in chief took to the quiet island of Tetiaroa in the South Pacific that is reportedly owned by Marlon Brando. The 35-villa resort he is staying at is eco-friendly and offers rooms that range from $2,150 to $13,201 per night.

“He is enjoying a lower profile where he can relax, reflect and enjoy his family and friends,” said his former senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, according to the Washington Post.

Both Barack and Michelle Obama have recently signed book deals with Penguin Random House, leading many to believe the former president is using his island alone time to work on his next publication. According to Vanity Fair, Obama is holed up working on his White House memoir.

That would be a new one, since most analysts agree that he did not write his earlier memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” and that it was probably written by mentor Bill Ayres.

Is Ayres there helping him or someone else?

Curious, too, since Obama said he wanted to stay in DC because “We’re going to have to stay a couple of years so Sasha can finish. Transferring someone in the middle of high school — tough,” he said.

Except he’s not there now, is he?

Malia’s not there either. She’s in New York interning under entertainment titan Harvey Weinstein and going to bars where the under 21 year-old has picked fights with conservatives she’s encountered.

According to the Gateway pundit: “The minor had been rubbing shoulders with other guests all night until she spotted the Gateway Pundit’s own White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich. She was quick to confront him.

“Multiple witnesses watched as Malia Obama, Obama’s oldest daughter, ran up to Wintrich with the intent of stirring up controversy. Wintrich believes at the point of altercation she was intoxicated, which should bring everyone back to those other moments of infamy when Barack’s daughter decided to ‘act out’.

“Wintrich attempted to snap a picture of Malia before she ran up to him furious. She asked Wintrich to confirm who he was before accosting him and saying: ‘If you wanna have a conversation, let’s sit down, let’s have a real conversation.’”

Daddy doesn’t seem to have prioritized her, does he?

As for Michelle, she apparently isn’t with Barack. She visited Sasha’s Sidwell Friends school recently, but other than that has only been in the news for this new hair style, which has been praised for its natural look.

The couple has a website, The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama, which says “We Love You Back” as the couple looks out at the Washington monument from the White House. It is www.barackobama.com. But when you look at it for schedules, about, contacts all you get is a form to fill out for your email address.

Puzzling.

Could it be Obama wanted to get as far away from the DC doings as possible because he’s involved in it?

You’d think the press would be curious. Nah, evidently not. Therein is the damaging possibilities.

Smick Smacks Freedom Caucus

Yesterday David Smick, a former writer for the Hill and author of a new book, The Great Equalizer, was a guest on Varney and Co.

He talked about the difficulty Republicans are having repealing Obamacare. A longtime observer of Congress, he had some insights on what is going on.

He indicated that the Freedom Caucus was playing the role of front man for some Republicans in the Senate, in particular Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul. Smick acknowledged that those senators are still smarting from the primary loss to Donald Trump and that is the source of some of their opposition.

Smick also pointed to the Koch Brothers who have backed them and the Freedom Caucus. The Koch Bros. are very opposed to a border tax, since trade is a big part of their business. They are hoping to derail the repeal of Obamacare as a roadblock to tax reform that would include that tax. Smick said that in D.C. what you are told on the surface is usually not the issue at play.

Smick’s comments about the Freedom Caucus members’ dependence on the Koch Bros. money is something I have seen corroborated on other news sites. They have threatened to pull all money for their reelections if they allow the Obamacare repeal.

You may recall the Koch Brothers backed Hillary in the 2016 race.

Smick and Varney both voiced frustration that the Freedom Caucus would rather have Obamacare than repeal it and work on a replacement. Smick cautioned that the Freedom Caucus members were playing a dangerous game. If the economy and the stock market head down, he believes it will be called the Freedom Caucus recession and the Freedom Caucus stock market crash.

Although I wasn’t able to find yesterday’s clip, take a look at this clip when Smick and Varney discussed the repeal vote on the day it had been scheduled. They have some interesting observations.