Waking the Dragon A Political Thriller by Pamela Martin

Waking The Dragon a Political Thriller by Pamela Martin

Nancy Pelosi has got to GO! Nancy Pelosi says she can’t work with ‘President Bush’

This woman is a crikety old bag.  She has got to go. When does someone of this stature not know who the current President is?   Nancy needs a memory test she may be facing an onset of a few elderly neuro issues.

A day after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was grilled by Meet The Press host Chuck Todd on whether her party’s leadership was out of touch with the current political climate, the nearly three-decade veteran of Congress mistakenly referred to President Trump as “President Bush.”

“While it’s only been a couple of weeks since the inauguration, we’ve seen nothing that I can work with President Bush on,” Pelosi said during a Monday press conference.

It appears that members standing behind Pelosi noticed the mistake but chose not to correct or interrupt her. It remains unclear, however, exactly which “President Bush” the minority leader was referring to.

Get the white straight jacket out please.




The President Has Authority to Dictate Immigration

Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the power to regulate immigration. In 1952, Congress passed a law empowering the president to deny entry into the U.S. to “any class of aliens” considered to be “detrimental to the interests of the United States.”  In other words, a threat to America and in the interests of national security.     Read Smith Act.

As I have pointed out on countless radio shows and on social media, The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that Congress and the president have “plenary power” to regulate immigration.  For more than a century, the high court has consistently upheld such authority and rejected constitutional challenges to presidential action banning entire groups of foreigners.  Even the 9th Circuit has endorsed this legal principle.  Past presidents, including Carter and Obama, have issued orders similar to Trump’s.

It is true that a subsequent 1965 immigration law prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, nationality, place of birth or place of residence. But that law says nothing about religion. And, more importantly, it applies only to the issuance of visas.  The president’s authority to deny entry to a large class of aliens is a broader power which supersedes individual visa considerations.

Trump’s Executive Order Is Temporary

Lost in all the legal tumult is the fact that President Trump’s executive order is only temporary: It applies for just 90 days for people in the seven designated countries that are sources of terrorism and 120 days for “refugees.” (The Syrian ban is “indefinite,” but that could change, too.)

By the time each side has had the opportunity to fully litigate the merits of the various cases and undertaken the usual course of appeals, the executive order will likely have expired. That may render most of the cases moot. Absent a legal controversy, there would be nothing for judges to resolve. The petitions and lawsuits would probably be dismissed.

For now, however, the Seattle case may head to a hearing before the full complement of judges on the 9th Circuit Court, known as an “en banc” session.  Or, the Department of Justice may seek an emergency application to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The latter action might be imprudent, since the current court has only eight sitting justices. A 4-4 tie would allow the 9th Circuit’s decision to stand.  It would make more sense to wait for the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to cast the ninth, and perhaps deciding, vote. Given the great weight of the law in favor of the president, the decision should be unanimous.


Negative Media Stories Pile Up as Fake News!

Can anyone really doubt that President Trump, in these early weeks, is what George Bush used to call The Decider?  But the 45th president, reacting to a wave of negative media accounts about stumbles and staff screw-ups, tweeted yesterday morning:

“I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it. Some FAKE NEWS media in order to marginalize make up the lies and publish them where ever they have connections!” Trump also accused the “failing @nytimes” of writing “total fiction.”

This came after “Morning Joe” chatter about the sizable role of chief strategist Steve Bannon and a New York Times piece reporting on “Mr. Trump’s anger that he was not fully briefed on details of the executive order he signed giving his chief strategist a seat on the National Security Council where now President Trump would be looped in on the drafting of executive orders much earlier in the process.”

The “fake news” charge is now thrown around so often that its meaning has been diminished. The Times story, for instance, quotes Sean Spicer, Chris Christie and Ari Fleischer, among others. But Spicer yesterday called the piece “the epitome of fake news,” saying it was “so riddled with inaccuracies and lies that they owe the president an apology.”

He said the portrait of Trump wandering the White House at night in his bathrobe is untrue because the president doesn’t wear a bathrobe.

Another Trump tweet yesterday took issue with the polls: “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.”  Keep in mind people these are the networks that lied to us about Bernie and the polls, covered up the Hillary beatdown on Bernie as well as the many fake stories about support for President Trump.

I think the polls actually help him on this point. A Gallup poll showed a 49 percent plurality supporting his temporary travel ban, a far different picture than the media coverage portraying the policy as a gargantuan mistake. (The rollout, however, has been undeniably rocky and is now tied up in court.)

Polls can be wrong, misleading or improperly weighted. But they are not fake. Major news organizations hire professional pollsters to do these surveys, and when a spate of polls show Trump’s popularity in the same range, it gives you a rough indication of public sentiment. I’ve argued that Trump’s numbers are depressed because he is fighting so many battles in what remains a divided country.

The president is also taking heat for calling the federal judge in Seattle who temporarily blocked his travel ban a “so-called judge.” That seems unduly dismissive. But he’s certainly entitled to say that the ruling is “ridiculous” and “will be overturned.”

Ultimately, the Trump administration will be judged on results, not tweets. But with so much focus on the early skirmishes involving the White House, he is pushing back increasingly hard against the press leaving me sitting here wondering why are the media not reporting the stock market and Trump effect?  The DOW has hit 20k for a few weeks straight now.  I suppose you just can’t create fake news about that.


Harry Reid on the attack – Blames GOP Cowards for Trump

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid blasted Republicans Thursday in a rant known best coming from scared Dems who are clinging to the hope that Hillary Clinton will be elected to carry out Barack Obamas plans.  Longtime politician Reid says the Republicans are responsible for the rise of Donald Trump tying his Capitol Hill rivals Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to the GOP front-runner.


Well yes Harry they are since that Mr. Trump’s PARTY…for now. It is pretty obvious by the blatant fear being shown in both parties proves how corrupt the country really is and that you all have a lot to hide.  It is time for a change in Washington.


McConnell and Ryan should put on some’Make America Great Again’ hats and stand behind Trump at his next press conference. Be a mini Christie, I guess,” a scared bitter Reid said, referencing the New Jersey governor’s endorsement of Trump. They are all rude and have nasty things to say because they know Mr. Trump is right and If Trump is elected there will be BIG changes coming to the over inflated established status quo.


by Pamela Martin

www.waking the dragon.us

Happy to receive a wonderful acknowledgement from Donald Trump

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