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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Trumpsgiving, America!


Friends, my latest article isn't about Trump so much as it's about you, the beleagured American conservative, and why, even in this, our season of discontent, we right-wingers should be thankful for what America is, and how well our country has weathered the storm of socialism and wokeness.  It's a bit of good cheer that I hope will inspire you and yours this holiday season.  You can read it soon at World Net Daily.  You can read it right now here:

A Deplorable Thanksgiving

During this season of thankfulness, it can be all too easy for conservatives to sink into an attitude of lethargy, compounded by despair. After all, since March 2020 we've seen government spending and the power of bureaucrats explode as never before – in reaction, allegedly, to the coronavirus pandemic.

Worse, just one year ago, we suffered a humiliating triple defeat in the 2020 election, with the dastardly Dems capturing the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. Conservatives differ on whether, or how much, this election was “free and fair”, but almost regardless of the answer our loss was still a tragedy of gargantuan proportions.

The fact is, however, that we “deplorables” have much to be thankful for.

Just with regard to the 2020 election and its ramifications, we can count our lucky stars that President Trump motivated 12 million extra Americans to vote for him and for GOP candidates (compared to the 62 million who supported Trump in 2016), because that surge of enthusiasm on the right kept the Democratic majorities in the Senate and the House paper-thin. That has made it well nigh impossible for Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to push through “transformative” legislation, and it has given the few “moderates” left in the Democratic Party substantial leverage over the Biden agenda, such as it is.

In short, the damage that a Dem-led Congress has done could have been far worse. There is even a very good chance, increasing by the day, that the dreaded reconciliation bill, rebranded as a “social spending” measure or as the “Build Back Better Bill”, will die an ignominious death at the hands of Joe Manchin.

We can also be thankful, in a perverse way, that Joe Biden was elected President, or “President”, as some skeptics might prefer it. Biden is inarticulate, out-of-touch, and profoundly uninspiring and disappointing – and that's according to Democrats! Biden was always a poor representative of the fire-breathing, hyper-woke modern Left. He's also proving to be even less competent and politically astute than Democrats feared, and Republicans expected. His poll numbers have tumbled with historic rapidity, and in time to drag Terry McAuliffe, among others, down to defeat in 2021, serving notice to the whole Democratic Party that it faces electoral armageddon in 2022.

Let's be honest: a different Democratic President – a more persuasive, appealing leader, and perhaps a more subtle one – would have posed a far greater danger to Republicans, to conservatives, to Trumpers, and, most importantly, to the country. Biden has proven such a disaster, in fact, that no leftist/mainstream media attempt to change the overarching narrative (“Insurrection!”) has had any appreciable effect.

Despite all this, Jen Psaki tells us that Sleepy Joe “intends” to run for reelection in 2024. Now that is the best news I've heard in years! Trump will be elated.

Finally, we on the right can and should be thankful that, although the Biden Administration is smashing, like a wrecking ball, into the superstructure of America, the fact is that our nation's foundation remains intact.

Americans are stubbornly adhering to their traditional “family values” this holiday season, gathering with relatives to celebrate God's grace, America's bounty, and their love for one another. Every Thanksgiving meal, in fact, is a rebuke to those leftist nags who say we ought to be masked, alone, and watching CNN this year, instead of sitting around the dining room table and sharing a meal with loved ones.

And, somewhat miraculously, given the abuse it takes from parasitical socialists and arrogant bureaucrats, our capitalist economy has proven to be extraordinarily resilient. Try as they might to deaden Americans' work ethics and entrepreneurial zeal with the entitlement mentality and by endlessly playing the victim card, Democrats have not yet driven a stake through the heart of the free market system. Inflation will wound the U.S. economy, and the living standards of ordinary Americans, but there is every reason to believe that, when the storm of socialism passes, Americans are ready to get back to work, to innovate, to invest, and to embrace a governing philosophy based on the idea that a great country should, first and foremost, live within its means.

The immediate future may not be bright, therefore. In fact, significant pain and sacrifice lies ahead, as Democratic mismanagement compounds the various crises we already face. Nonetheless, we can tell by the crestfallen faces on the Left that the radical transformation of America, and the evisceration of our values, that they hoped to achieve will not come to pass.

Was it our wisdom and perseverance on the right, or the Dems' sheer imbecility and bull-headedness, that worked this miracle, this narrow escape from the jaws of neo-Marxism?

Who knows. Either way, America is back.

Thank God!

Dr. Nicholas L. Waddy is an Associate Professor of History at SUNY Alfred and blogs at: He appears on the Newsmaker Show on WLEA 1480/106.9.


And here it is at WND: 




In other news, it's looking increasingly likely that the murder suspect in Waukesha, Wisconsin was motivated, in part, by animus towards white people.  We all know, of course, that the media would happily jump to conclusions about an alleged murderer's horrific racism, if the murderer was white and the victims were black.  Alas, the reality of anti-white racism barely registers with the mainstream media.  Given how critical race theory teaches millions of Americans that whites are inherently racist, and America is inherently evil, however, it would hardly be surprising if anti-white bias were surging.  Do "white lives matter"?  To the relatives of the victims, no doubt they do.  To the press and to our political elite, though, the victimization of whites by black offenders only produces discomfort and denial.  Expect, therefore, that the Waukesha incident will be quickly forgotten, and Darrell Brooks will be written off as a lone kook. 


  1. Drm.Waddy from Jack: To repeat an observation I misplaced in the previous post:I never thought of Thanksgiving having political significance. You are right; because it manifests traditional family values.Wonder why the left hasn't tried to ban it because such values are anathema to the left. Perhaps there are presumptions even they dare not make! Lets play the politically correct game here, just for ducks: I know, lets abolish Thanksgiving and replace it with mandatory public participation in "National Day of Apology to the World for all Things American" Day. The apprpriate meal would be crow.

  2. Dr. Waddy from Jack: I f I were a Dem I would look to the future with dread. Making it ever the worse for them is this recent regeneration of the Covid threat. Lacking DJT's common sense and resolution,the Dems will bungle this too. I know: Andrew Cuomo is out of work just now; let him reprise, with oratorial magnificence and daily ubiquity, his heroic New York campaign against Covid. That would surely be our salvation! Actually I miss the rolling eyes, the grand gestures , the gaping maw and the neo Shakespearean timbre of his unparalleled eloquence!

  3. Dr.Waddy from Jack: I share your optimism about our prospects after our having held the line against Marxist oppression since the setback of 2020. Churchill's " this is not the beginning of the end but it may be the end of the beginning" suggests itself. It was a damn near run thing; a Hillary victory might well have provided the tipping point after which totalitarianism, to the satisfaction of her painfully endured vindictive dream, would have been assured. That avoided, DJT and Mitch (with some luck)pressed home our advantage by seating a Scotus predominated by the rule of law. Your assessment of our success so far in limiting the damage this rump nominal Dem "majority" has imposed is solid. We may now possess an opportunity to drive the left into the gutter where it belongs for a period sufficient to assure America that, though they it remain an onerous presence, it cannot achieve its ever object of dictatorial, arbitrary control over public and private life and the destruction of the America we cherish.

  4. Jack, I'm not sure if COVID is making a comeback. Frankly, I think it's inevitable that the disease will fade, at least in terms of the terror it provokes in the public mind, but you can certainly add it to the long list of liabilities the Dems will shoulder in 2022!