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Morton Blackwell Trains Tomorrow’s Conservative Cadre (26 of 45)

“You owe it to your philosophy to learn how to win,” says Morton Blackwell.  Here is how his Leadership Institute has trained more than 191,000 conservative activists, leaders, and students in the skills needed to win.  (Excerpt 26 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.)

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If GOPers care about winning in 2018 they’ll play follow the leader

Republicans should take comfort that the fate of their congressional majorities rests in their own hands this year if they’ll only cast off the advice of the “experts” and follow the lead of President Trump. GOP candidates must nationalize the election by hitting hard on the issues people care about most.

Was the Pre-Trump World Normal or Abnormal?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Half the country and much of the world, at least publicly, believes that Trump is an unnecessary disrupter of existing and necessary norms. The other half of the United States had concluded that what was recently considered normal was in truth abjectly abnormal — and growing dangerous. Maintaining the status quo would ensure them a future that in the long term would prove unsustainable, and not consistent with what they had envisioned America to be.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Dems dive off socialism deep end; Republicans should pull up the ladder

Liberals argue limited government conservatism doesn’t appeal to a mass audience. It isn’t true, but there’s no doubt socialism turns off huge swaths of Americans. Free people understand you can’t get something for nothing, a truism that’s proving very hard to swallow for Democrats.

Trump Must Defy the Old Bulls of the Intel Community

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump's enemies, and they are legion, want to see Robert Mueller charge him with collusion with Russia and obstructing the investigation of that collusion. For Trump, a truce or a negotiated peace with these people is never going to happen. But this issue of security clearances is a battlefield where the president cannot lose, if he fights wisely. Americans sense that these are privileges that should be extended to those who protect us, not perks for former officials to exploit and monetize while they attempt to bring down the commander in chief.

Trump’s Character and Trump’s Presidency

David Horowitz, American Greatness

Has Trump kept his promises to his supporters? Has he stayed the course he set for himself of making America great again? That loyalty is the character trait that matters most in a leader, and should matter most in any assessment of Trump. He has taken great personal risks and incurred great personal costs. His reputation for example, was pretty good before he ran against Democrats and their media, who fueled an epidemic of hate portraying him as a racist and neo-Nazi. Who would have had the fortitude to stay the course, and keep his promises?

Omarosa’s Dishonorable Secret Recordings Threaten Future Presidents

Hans von Spakovsky, CNS News

The perils of modern technology—such as button and pen cameras—combined with Washington’s pervasive “leak culture,” leave would-be presidents little choice but to require non-disclosure agreements. Otherwise, the odds of them getting their advisers’ “candid, objective, and even blunt or harsh opinions” are close to nil. And it’s precisely that kind of input presidents need when making decisions about vital issues that affect the health, safety, and prosperity of our nation and the American people.

Why Omarosa’s antics will fail to undermine Trump’s progress for black Americans

Patrice Onwuka, Washington Examiner

Disparaging Trump for his rhetoric about people of color is popular among black politicians and media pundits. Omarosa assumed that repeating a common refrain about him being racist would catapult her to instant stardom in the so-called “Resistance” movement. But despite her attention-seeking antics, blacks are increasingly recognizing they have a lot to gain from the Trump presidency. The rest is just noise.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: AWOL GOP senators could sink the party’s midterm chances early

Unique outlooks are what each representative and senator is supposed to bring to work in Congress – and can only be accomplished by showing up and fighting for the issues they campaigned on. If Republicans continue to drop the ball through apathy, voters won’t be pleased.

Manafort's Purge Trial

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The trial of Paul Manafort is the first show trial of our own incipient version of covert Stalinism or Stalinisme sans Gulag. The groupthink behind this is extreme. Facts are less important than feelings motivated largely by the need to belong. There is the sense among these people that even if Trump didn't collude with the Russians, he wanted to. And even if he didn't want to, he's still bad and deserves to suffer for this non-existent collusion he didn't do or want.

The Washington Post's Fake News On Trump's Alleged Racism

It is clear to us that it is not President Trump’s choice of the word “dog” to describe a disloyal staffer that is driving this latest example of "Trump is a racist" yellow journalism, it is Trump’s rising popularity among black voters that has the determinedly Leftwing Washington Post in a panic.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media exploits ‘Lowlife’ Omarosa to distract from Trumpian MAGA reality

Critics claim the Trump administration plays like a “reality show” when in fact America hasn’t been run this efficiently and effectively in a long time. Trump haters see people like Omarosa and think the White House is in disarray; those who pay attention recognize the real truth.

Can America Ever Come Together Again?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

We are an irreconcilable us-against-them nation today, and given the rancor across the ideological, social and cultural chasm that divides us, it is hard to see how, even post-Trump, we can ever come together again. The people who cheer Trump believe the country they inherited from their fathers was a great, good and glorious country, and that the media who detest Trump also despise them. For such as these, Trump cannot scourge the media often enough.

The “Enemy Of The People” Media Were On The Wrong Side In The Revolution

It’s not their criticism of Donald Trump that has made many in the establishment media “the enemy of the people.” They earned the title by embracing progressive narratives on lopsided trade policies, open borders, the admission to our country of millions of unvetted “refugees," big government subsidies for special interests and other policies rejected in the 2016 Trump revolution.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: DC pundits’ prevailing wisdom trumped by voter wrath and rage at elites

Purveyors of the “prevailing wisdom” will never accept that Washington must change and new leaders are desperately needed to foster it. Installing Jim Jordan as Speaker would be a good place to start, but even then the battle over the DC capital’s culture would just be commencing.

Will Trump Be Impeached for Obamacare ‘Sabotage’?

David Catron, The American Spectator

Democrats are clearly anxious to remove President Trump from office if the voters are crazy enough to grant them a majority in the House this fall. The only question involves the pretext Pelosi, et al., will use to justify the coup. Their last impeachment resolution, introduced by Texas Rep. Al Green, didn’t list any actual crimes or misdemeanors and it’s unlikely that the Mueller investigation will produce enough evidence of wrongdoing to impeach a ham sandwich. So, what’s a Trump-deranged Democrat to do? Nail him for Obamacare sabotage, of course.

Either Trump is delivering on his economic promises, or he's very lucky

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

It looks like Trump is creating the kind of economy he promised, with growth targeted at the downscale (including blacks and Hispanics) rather than the upscale, with lower economic inequality and growth spreading to regions that have seen little of it for decades. Do you remember any mainstream media or liberal economist who envisioned such results? Maybe this is not a case of promises kept, but just dumb luck. Of course you can say the same thing — just dumb luck — about the 100 electoral votes Trump targeted and won. But after a while, you might wonder.

New Poll: Conservatives See Democrats Working for Minority Rule Through Supreme Court

An almost unanimous 99% of those responding to a neww FedUp PAC poll say that liberal Democrats “rely on the courts to overrule the majority” of Americans and that they oppose any judge who “would rule impartially according to the Constitution and the laws.”