Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Once a Tory, Always a Tory!


Friends, this week's Newsmaker Show is, as always, a masterful meta-analysis of everything newsworthy, including, in case you missed it, David Cameron's miraculous political resurrection!  He's the U.K. P.M. who resigned in the wake of the Brexit vote.  Well, now he's back as the current P.M. Rishi Sunak's Foreign Secretary!  Talk about unexpected...  Sunak is really struggling in the polls, so I guess he figured dusting off a political has-been couldn't do him any harm.  Anyway, I always rather liked Cameron, so I hope he acquits himself well.  Sadly, he'll probably be a fine mouthpiece for Britain's hawkish stance on Ukraine, but maybe, in due course, even the Tories and David Cameron might have to dial back the bellicosity.

In addition to Sunak's cabinet reshuffle, Brian and I discuss the increasing acrimony between Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley, the persistent and malignant influence of the establishment media, who may pick up the Trumpian mantle when Trump himself fades away, the recent horseplay between Kevin McCarthy and a Republican backbencher, the demise of Tim Scott as a presidential contender, the chances that a REAL government shutdown is looming, and the stunning success of the Biden Administration in appointing leftist judges.

And, when we get to This Day in History, Brian and I cover the love affair between the Carter Administration and the Shah of Iran, as well as the allegations of a "missile gap" between the United States and the USSR during the late 50s and early 60s.


From Tehran to Number 10, Downing Street, the Newsmaker Show brings YOU the world!




In other news, we're getting our first polls that pitch the 2024 presidential race as a five-way contest!  This means Trump, Biden, Kennedy, West, and Jill Stein.  So far, Trump looks like he's performing quite strongly in that kind of political environment, and it bears repeating that, in any scenario in which the GOP presidential candidate wins the national popular vote, he probably wins the electoral college in a landslide. 

One of the persistent problems that conservatives and Republicans now have in American politics is the fact that we're consistently outspent by the evil leftists.  It didn't used to be this way!!!  It makes sense, though.  The wealthy, the establishment, and corporate interests are now mostly left-leaning.  Ergo, why would the GOP ever be able to compete financially with the dastardly Dems?  What's more, political kingmakers are getting better and better at translating dollars into votes, via "election education", strategic grants to election authorities, watering holes for "mules", and what not.  Losing the money race will increasingly mean just plain losing, and, I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of losing!


Finally, while some efforts to evict DJT from the presidential ballot have foundered recently, it's just a matter of time before one of them succeeds, and then the stakes will rise immeasurably, and the federal courts will have to consider the question of Trump's eligibility.  This battle is a long way from over. 


  1. Dr. Waddy from Jack: A very interesting broadcast: I think the disgraceful misuse of our legality against DJT will only.strengthen and increase his core of support, NO MATTER.the legal outcome. I know it made me 100% for him! For my own part, I completely shun. AP, NYTimes, Wash. Post, Buffalo News and other such biased. screeds. A paper exemplary for its editorial balance is the Olean,.N.Y..Times Herald. Its on line.In broadcast media, I remember when we had no choice to counter antiamerican left bigotry but Fox has afforded America
    a formidable alternative in its consistent, enthusiastic and well supported disdain for and opposition to the thoroughly.unprofessional MSM. I think Maga has benefited a great deal from Fox .

  2. Dr. Waddy from Jack: 4 or 5 years down the line, who will be America's hope? Maga is here to stay; a significant body of opinion and conviction holds that it is proven rank folly to apologize to, trust or accomodate the contemptuous, incipiently totalitarian antiamerican left and its obsequious shill, the dem party. DJT brought this about and he may be one of a kind; however, a four year VP DeSantis would be a capable successor. He has Trumpian guts and moxie with a touch more temperance. I wonder if Speaker Johnson might prove a solid prospect.I like his frank expressions of support for American values (eg. the vitality of Christianity in our public life, including government and the fact that complete separation of religion and state is destructive and was never intended by the founders). The Senate is not as good as a governorship in providing executive experience but a VP Tim Scott might be ready. His personal story is compelling. For a long time I have thought that the first woman to be elected President would come from the GOP since any dem candidate would openly and obnoxiously assume entitlement. Nikki Haley would seem the best possibility just now. But the Presidency has manifested truly astonishing incumbents lately so who can say who might rise?

  3. Dr. Waddy from Jack: Keep an eye on Peyton Manning. Should he choose, he could be an effective politician. Also Shaquille Oneill; he is obviously at ease in the public eye, is popular and has expressed views on political issues. I do not know where either of them stands though.

  4. Dr Waddy from Jack: Trying to think: has any British peer held office this high in recent history? Eden of course became Lord Avon but only, I think, after he left office.

  5. Jack, I don't doubt that the Left's legal vendetta against Trump will embolden his base, BUT his base isn't enough to win elections. What impact will these trials have on independents? I haven't a clue. We can only speculate, at this stage.

    Jack, you've mentioned some fine up-and-coming Republicans, but I see no sign that Trump regards any of them as worthy of his legacy, and I see no sign that most Republicans would feel that way either. Of course, maybe most Republicans will be ready to turn the page in a few years -- not on MAGA principles, but in terms of personnel/personalities?

    Lords don't seem to land many cabinet positions, but Lord Carrington served as Thatcher's F.M. I know him pretty well because he drove a stake through Rhodesia's heart.

  6. Dr. Waddy from Jack: Perhaps the GOP would do well to follow Bob Doles' statement: "if I'm elected President I won't try to pass laws against abortion; I'll just publicly talk about it every day". I agree that DJT's probably immovable base can't elect him alone but if we unrelentingly appeal to the outrage against American fair play and the certainty that the dems would rule in an equally lawless way we may get enough independents on board.

  7. Dr. Waddy from Jack: DJT must of necessity quit the political scene in the foreseeable future but someone will seek to inherit the Maga base. I think that so far DeSantis has most closely demonstrated an honest intent to live it, in his exemplary Governorship.

  8. Jack, probably only Trump could win the GOP nomination without promising to advance the pro-life cause legislatively. Of course, the best thing any Republican president can do to protect the unborn is...appoint constitutionalist judges! Trump has a great record of doing so.

    I think the crux of the issue is: can ANYONE inherit the MAGA mantle without Trump's say-so?

  9. Dr. Waddy from Jack: Yeah, that's a critical point and DJT's approval is not easily won or maintained. He may well have manifested a personality cult; and in the words of my neighbor: "he says what I want to say". And with verve, I would add. Maybe Tucker Carlson could float that boat .But policy and outrage at the woke antiamerican left DJT has moved to such hyperbolic antipathy has also endeared DJT to common sense America. DeSantis has courageously earned trustworthyness in that vein.

  10. Hmm. Tucker running for office??? Now THAT would blow a few minds...