"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" - Jan Brady
"Russia, Russia, Russia!" - Hilary Clinton
"Drip, drip, drip." - The shallow state
Dear Friends: Our President Donald J. Trump has officially kicked off the "Make America Great: Made in America" campaign, and we're all for it. And all in. And doubling down. But not doubling down like Jon Favreau in Vegas (see: "Swingers.") More like President Donald J. Trump doubling down, in Vegas. Because unlike Jon Favreau in Vegas, the President would win.
And "Made in America" is already a win. In fact, it's a win-win. Which is the best type of win. (Unless you're running for President. There's only one winner there.)
And there sat the White House itself, adorned in the signature products from all fifty states, even California, the grounds boasting with Illinois made Caterpillar heavy-equipment, and Wisconsin made fire-trucks, and inside, and on stage, the President himself accompanied by rockin' guitars from both Gibson and Fender (Tennessee and Arizona, respectively), and man, did he rock that speech.
(Curious fact about guitars: sales are reportedly way down, for both Gibson and Fender (the big two, hands down.) Apparently, it ain't cool to rock anymore. Nowadays, you just
steal sample other people's work, and call it your own. (See: Ice, Vanilla. The greatest basdardization of a masterpiece ever, even after all these years. "Under Pressure" by Queen & David Bowie rocks. "Ice Ice Baby" sucks, and is a a stone-cold theft. And is probably responsible for all the plummeting guitar sales.)
Anyway, the President starts off his speech with a quip about the CEO of Omaha Steaks hugging him and wanting to kiss him for opening up the beef markets in China again, after 13 years of no American beef. (How the hell were we not selling beef to China all this time? They want beef. We have beef. Make it work.)
And the President made it work, like he makes everything work. Because he always doubles down. And always wins.
(A curious city, Vegas. They recently legalized recreational marijuana (as if its former status ever stopped anyone), but somehow didn't have the supply to meet the demand. Here we have an entire casino industry begging for people to sit at their tables, high, and they can't. Again: you can buy pot legally in Vegas, but you can't buy pot legally in Vegas, because it's all been bought. Good job, Senator.)
Back to politics. Have you all seen the recent shark-flick (a technical Hollywood term) starring Blake Lively called "The Shallows." It's a surfer-chick-flick (another Hollywood term) meets Jaws-flick within sight of a paradisically desolate beach. And, within sight of her cellphone. Still on the beach. (No spoilers there: it's totally worth watching.) Now, substitute for "great white shark" with "great red menace," and it's a political-flick.
And thanks to eight years of the last president's "foreign policy," we're right back to where we were in the eighties. Apparently, the eighties did call, and they did want their foreign policy back. (What a dumb joke then, and what a dumber joke now.)
Thankfully, the spirit of the man who defeated the red menace then, President Ronald Reagan, is alive and well and re-born in our President Donald J. Trump. But unlike President Reagan, President Trump has more communists fighting him from within as without.
Consider: The shallow state had, and presumably still has, the Trump Tower under surveillance. Donald Trump, Jr., has his ill-fated and legendarily not-well-thought-out meeting with that Russian nobody, and others, on June 3, 2016. (Any hint that the date of said surveillance began after that meeting lacks any possible smidgeon of credibility.) The world finds out about said meeting now, over a year later, and just as the entire "Russian thing" is finally being put to its rightful rest.
And mind not that this "bombshell out of the blue" also happens to coincide with the final push to repeal Obamacare (note: Repeal. Period. Do your jobs, Congress, and let the President do his), and with the President's upcoming push for massive economy-growing tax reform, and mind not that Democrats ignore his already massive policy successes, because that's all Democrats care about, controlling our health and our money, and clearly with the message Democrats plan to use to sell their 2018 candidates: Vote Democrat. We're Not Cummunists.