Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it’s all rightLittle darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it’s all rightLittle darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it’s all right

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it’s all right
It’s all right
[Emphasis added.]
Yes,  it’s been a long cold lonely EIGHT year Obama winter –
EIGHT years since it’s been clear.
November 8 the ice began melting
and smiles are returning to our faces.
Here comes the sun!
I did not believe Donald Trump would win the presidency.  I urged  him to step down in favor of Michael Pence [ARCHIVE Issue 7],  not because of his programs or abilities. I applauded that he was the only one of the 17 GOP candidates who had the courage to take on the tough issues, particularly the immigration insanity, the propaganda of the biased mass media, and the  repeated capitulation  of the RINOs. He had sound judgment on the necessity of returning to constitutional government and the importance of selecting a justice committed to constitutional fidelity for the Scalia seat. He spoke out for pro-life; he presented the best tax reform program of the campaign. And he possessed a business experience superior to any other candidate. Bonnie and I had no doubt we would vote for him.
My problem was his record of crude comments. I believed the democrats, and their echo chamber, the mass media,  would air those comments repeatedly to defeat him. And they tried to do just that. But the voters had enough of our long cold winter.  November 9 I was wonderfully  glad to write:
And the smiles began.
Here’s a gift I received in an email:
it is a collection of videos showing politicians, celebrities and news people stating that Trump would not be President. I can’t complain about that since it was my belief as well. What is different is I was sad about it. These folks arrogantly chortle and smirk.
Knowing now how wrong they were,  it is a delight to watch. My favorite was Bob Beckel whom I watched over the years denigrate anything and everything conservative in a tone of voice suggesting no other view was possible.  He is at his overbearing best telling the rest of us his expert conclusion- Never Trump.
Only this video picture  gave me more pleasure.
And here is one media reaction after the fact:
The most inexperienced president in American history has officially been sworn in….
In the office’s storied 227-year existence — from George Washington to Barack Obama — there has never been a president who has entirely lacked both political and military service. Donald Trump has broken this barrier. [Emphasis added.]
Please note the fallacious assumption.  A man with a lifetime of business experience is judged inexperienced to deal with the business of government!
Ronald Reagan disposed of this non-sequitur decades ago.
Professional politicians like to talk about the value of experience in government. Nuts! The only experience you gain in politics is how to be political... The one thing our Founding Fathers could not foresee– they were farmers, professional men, businessmen giving of their time and effort to an idea that became a country- was a nation governed by professional politicians who had an interest  in getting reelected… [Emphasis added.]
And the voters recognized that, which is why we can now say:
God Bless President Trump- he has done more good in his first two weeks  than his predecessor in 8 years, and some of that was undoing the harm inflicted by Obama.
Are some of his decisions flawed? No doubt; but nothing that cannot be modified. And he is making decisions. “In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt [Emphaisis added.]
Yes, he has angered the Left/mass media. Colin Powell made the point, albeit vulgarly:
Pissing people off doesn’t mean you’re doing the right things, but doing the right things will almost inevitably piss people off.
Do I wish President Trump would lose the impulsiveness to fire back at any perceived insult to his self image? Yes. In that regard, ironically he is similar to Obama, as National Review writer Rob Long pointed out in caustic but amusing fashion:
Neither one of these men can shut up. Neither one can imagine that there is anyone on the planet better at presiding than he. But Trump has one major advantage: he knows he’s a shallow, narcissistic creep. He’s said as much in his books and interviews. Barack Obama, in his private heart of hearts, really thinks he’s a kind of living god. In skirmishes like these, the winner is usually the one with unsentimental, blunt self-knowledge.
That won’t stop Barack Obama, private citizen, from reminding us all –  in books, interviews, op-eds,  magazine profiles and of course through his cut-outs in the media – exactly how great we had it
(despite the evidence) and exactly how great he was (despite the evidence), exactly how awful his successor is( despite… well, let’s all take  a deep breath here). After all, this is pretty much how President Obama governed for eight long years: in one continuous self-justifying blame-shifting monologue, interrupted here and there by violent agreement and deafening applause from the nation’s journalists.
National Review February 6, 2017
Yeah, right!
Democrats had to replace Harry Reid as their leader in the Senate. It appeared the Senator most likely to emulate Reid in insincerity and deviousness was Schumer. Sure enough, he was selected to team up with Pelosi as the face of the democrats. Now, if we can only get Debby Wasserman Schultz back to head the DNC, but Keith Ellison might be an equally irritating replacement.
Cooperation and smooth transition? Never happened from day one.
Senator Tom Cotton confronted Schumer about breaking a promise to confirm a nomination.
Schumer attempted to head him off by implying that Cotton was ignorant in not knowing that Obama faced the same delays eight years ago. Cotton had this blistering reply:
“Eight years ago, I was getting my ass shot at in Afghanistan,so don’t talk to me about where I was 8 years ago.”
Schumer’s implication that delays in confirmations occurred in Obama’s first term was, of course, a lie.
Obama was inaugurated on January 20…The very next day the Senate confirmed six of his Cabinet secretaries ….about a quarter of the GOP caucus was voting for even the most controversial nominees…
That courtesy was not reciprocated. President Donald Trump moved promptly to announce his nominations.  There was no cooperation and so no smooth transition.
The good news? The democrats still don’t get it.  they continue to use their playbook which has failed them spectacularly .  Since January 20, 2009. they have lost:
13 seats in the United States Senate
69 seats in the House of Representatives
12 governorships
and more than 900 state legislative seats
Here is a map of how counties voted in the 2016 election.
Obama has cost his party more seats than any other two-term modern president dating back to Dwight Eisenhower, [including JFK/LBJ and the Nixon/Ford duos.]The Washington Post reported that democrats lost 30 state legislature chambers.
There is a phrase in the American lexicon about the kid who is not elected captain, so he Takes his bat and ball and goes home.
It has taken on a broader meaning:  to cease participating in an activity that has turned to one’s disadvantage, especially out of spite or in a way that prevents others from participating as well
Let’s push the analogy one step further. Suppose the kid not only took his bat and ball but, on the way home, assaulted people, vandalized businesses, burned cars, threw rocks at the police, spat on veterans’ families, and urged the killing of the kids remaining on the playground.
That is what the Left actually is doing. Sore losers have become terrorists.
After they lost the election, they staged, throughout our country horrific riots, assaults, burning of cars, and threats of assassination. Of course, the same thing happened  when Obama won –  NOT.  Strange, is it not, conservatives do not riot, do not physically attack individuals and businesses, do not need to be excused from work, and do not require grief counselors when an election goes the other way? [ARCHIVE Issue 20; see photos]
Last month, the Left lost again as they received [thank you Michael Ramirez] more disturbing news:
And so the Left went at it again.
At inauguration events:
We were pushed by a man in a mask. Our clothes were drawn on with permanent marker by other protesters. And we were called the vilest names I have ever heard as we entered and exited the venue. What the individuals who assaulted us did not know is that I am the sister of Marine First Lt. Travis Manion, and Amy is the wife of Navy SEAL Lt. Brendan Looney, who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Travis was killed in 2007, and Brendan in 2010.
The protesters became even more violent as the day went on.
…a rolling series of confrontations that injured six police officers and left store windows and ATMs smashed … the crowd, some of whom were armed with crowbars and hammers …  three [police]head injuries caused by rocks and other projectiles….Police rushed protesters who had begun to hurl broken bricks, tossed newspaper racks and sidewalk trash containers into the street, setting them on fire… One heavily-damaged limousine was swarmed by protesters at one point and later set ablaze.
It hasn’t stopped– more of the same at Berkeley last week.
This site contains a dozen photos of the Berkeley riot.
The photos include two instances of the words KILL TRUMP scrawled on walls.
I urge you to look at all the photos,  Here are 2 of them:
They assaulted people, heaved Molotov cocktails, threw rocks at police, broke windows and vandalized businesses. A female Trump supporter was pepper-sprayed while giving an on-camera interview. Police treated six people for injuries from the riots. A firebomb ignited a generator-powered spotlight.
A democrat congresswoman deemed the sight “beautiful!”  Val Demings applauded the violent protests.
We have seen demonstrations…. Young people at Berkeley protesting against this unconstitutional order,…We encourage our young people to get involved–I thought it was a beautiful sight… as we encourage people to get involved, what directions and instructions and how can we have a more organized effort so that they can be a major tool in moving our agenda forward…[Emphasis added.]
Democrat Senator Schumer: I think the energy’s terrific. Do some of them throw some brickbats and things? Sure, it doesn’t bother me…
The mass media began a campaign to blame the violence on the victim. He was the cause!
Yes, Milo Yiannopoulos, was “a vocal Donald Trump supporter”, “a breitbart provocateur”
“a  right wing provocateur “,”an alt-right troll”, “a conservative provocateur”
CNN dubbed the ‘inflammatory’ Yiannopoulos a ‘professional provocateur.’ …
Yvette Felarca, with the group ‘By Any Means Necessary’ :  …it was a militant protest. And everyone was there to shut him down. And so, whatever it was going to take to do that, we were all there with a united cause and we were stunningly successful….I think that the Left has been far too timid for way too long, [what happened in Berkeley]should be the model of how the movement needs to take things now in the future. [Emphasis added.]
A few nights later, the mass media blamed riots at NYU on the speaker,
Gavin McInnes, who was pepper sprayed.
How can anyone read these outrages and not be FRIGHTENED? And the media are complicit.What is going on is the forcible suppression of viewpoints which the Left does not want heard. The targeted viewpoints are always conservative. Have you ever seen the mass media call out Left Wing trolls, or provocateurs or extremists? I have not.
What is also troubling is the number of these riots that take place in universities.
Take a look at the photos. [ARCHIVE Issue 20]
How intelligent are these students if they are oblivious to the contradictions between their words and their actions? While decrying hate, they act hatefully.

The Left and its mass media accomplices scream FASCIST accusations, all the while employing fascist tactics to silence their opposition!


President Trump has been criticized for making the media an issue.  He must do so. They are the source of information for many people. They are not reporters; they are propagandists.

These are perilous times. Expose their complicity in the terrorism.
When the media bites, bite back! Point out the facts demonstrating the falsity of the propaganda,
e.g., the Muslim ban which is not a Muslim ban
Kellyanne Conway is wonderful at holding the media accountable.
People do respond when the unfairness is pointed out to them.
We are making headway because there are now more sources of information and more people are becoming aware.
When I started this post, I did so relatively lighthearted. When I did the research on the riots – the details of the violence,  the glorification of it by the Left, the complicity in it by the mass media – I became genuinely frightened. This post ends far differently than how it started.  I am scared for our country, for our President and for ourselves.
President Trump,  Keep On Keeping On. Tough times ahead. Tough times never last, but tough people do. Robert H. Schuller
Draining the swamp requires sunlight.  Here comes the sun.  God bless President Trump.
God help us all.
It is my intention to curb the size and influence of the Federal establishment … to make it …work with us, not over us; stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government …must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it… Our concern must be for a special interest group …too long neglected. It knows no sectional boundaries or ethnic and racial divisions…It is made up of men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and our factories, teach our children, keep our homes, and heal us when we are sick—professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies, and truckdrivers. They  are… ‘We the people’, this breed called Americans.
– Ronald Reagan

Dick Coleman

Richard M. Coleman served as National Co-Chair, Lawyers for Reagan-Bush ’84 and really does miss RR. A graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, Dick is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and of the National Caucus of Metropolitan Bar Leaders. A professor on the faculty of Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution for 17 years, he received Pepperdine’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He has hosted TV forums on legal and financial topics and written and spoken extensively on political issues.

© Richard M. Coleman 2018