The results of the 2020 presidential election were a shock. A dementia victim who barely campaigned turned the tables in the middle of the night to beat a popular incumbent who, not only campaigned like dynamite, his high energy rallies turned away thousands. The country doesn’t buy this story, and yet the Supreme Court, other courts, and various legislatures refuse to even look at evidence of massive voter fraud. Obviously the web of intrigue that put Joe Biden in office is larger, stronger and farther reaching than voters, and perhaps even the president himself, realized. Is election integrity a thing of the past? Is the Republican Party itself a sham? What to do?
One thing is to keep an eye on President Trump and remember that, as a builder, he makes sure everything he does has multiple paths to success and that he always plays a long game.
The first announcement he made after conceding was his speech at CPAC where he emerged as the clear, if unofficial, head of the Republican Party. He called out the RNC for supporting RINOs (and turning a blind eye to election fraud) by
announcing his own rival PAC - Save America (which you can access through (https://www.donaldjtrump.com/). The PAC’s goal is to support actual conservatives, in key states, who will fight for the Constitution and conservative values, and who understand that what just happened was a coup and that Democrats are at war with anyone trying to stop them.
Next, Trump threatened the RNC with a lawsuit for using his likeness to raise money. Trump knows that as a public figure—if not one of the most talked about presidents ever—there’s probably little he can do to stop them. But, the point of the lawsuit isn’t necessarily to win in court—it’s to show his base he’s serious and to get them to donate to his PAC so he has clout—and to get the whole country, even the main stream media, talking about Trump’s battle with the RNC, thus forcing the RNC to smell the coffee. After all, conservatives are sick of the RNC manipulating us with false promises.
Changing the RNC is a long game, but Trump seems to think that’s easier and smarter than starting a third party. Many of us put Trump alongside Washington or Lincoln for his insight and courage. He could start a third party. But why do that if there’s an existing political framework he can meld to his purposes? Why do that when getting the RNC to bend reflects his personal power.
On Fox News, March 21, Trump spokesman Jason Miller announced that Trump will return “to social media in two or three months” with “his own platform” that will “completely redefine the game” and attract “tens of millions” of users. Trump is developing his own platform because he speculated that Parler, and other sites like it, wouldn’t be able to cope with the number of users. He had 90 million followers on Twitter.
Establishing his own social media platform reflects more Trump positioning to win the long game. In the beginning, he will simply be able to be heard without censorship, which is important enough. But by using new technologies like the one which supports the crypto browser Brave, he can ultimately help diminish or even abolish his powerful enemies in technology and social media.
He knows Twitter’s stock went down after they banished him. He knows that Twitter doesn’t have as strong a revenue stream as, say Facebook, but that the technologies which support any of the major social media platforms aren’t unique to them. Anyone with money and time can create such a platform. These platforms were “disruptive” when they were new; and Trump knows that if they don’t keep reinventing themselves, someone else can disrupt them out of business. And he knows that each platform appeals to a certain type of individual: millennials prefer Instagram to Facebook, for example. So Trump knows that his 90 million Twitter followers will at least check out his new platform, and that he’ll succeed as long as he delivers what attracted them to follow him on Twitter.
Bets are off if he’ll actually win in the end—after all, the Communists in America have been playing the long game since 1917 and have just staged their coup now. But at least the advantage of the long game is that it allows the president to see in advance which strategies work best and to make adjustments in things like public perception. It allows him to amass an army of supporters and to give them direction that actually makes an impact. He knows the Democrats will infiltrate his new system and, undoubtedly, before he officially launches, he’ll have a long game for that, too.
Novato Republican Women, Federated
Healthcare, Homelessness and Hot Issues
Sally C. Pipes,
Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy
President/CEO, Pacific Research Institute
Tuesday, April 20 Meeting | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Dr., Novato
$35 | $30 members and their guests
April is a wonderful time of spring, rebirth and reuniting. On April 20 we will be meeting once again at the Marin Country Club to hear a fabulous, nationally recognized speaker followed by lunch. We welcome back Sally Pipes, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Research Institute, PRI, a San Francisco-based think tank founded in 1979. (https://www.pacificresearch.org ) Ms. Pipes and scholars at PRI are sought for their well reasoned, insightful policy recommendations and analysis. We are fortunate to have Sally join us to review what the front burner issues are as the Biden Administration enacts new laws and policy changes.
PRI takes a free market approach to issues. Here are some of PRI’s plans for the coming year: PRI’s Center for Health Care will publicize the dangers of “Medicare for all” and President Biden’s “public option” plan. They will promote market-driven, innovative solutions in health care—including the continued expansion of tele-medicine that has thrived during the pandemic.
PRI’s Center for Education will offer policy recommendations and provide support for advocates of educational freedom nationwide. Center Director Lance Izumi will continue to promote policies to reopen our children’s schools to in-person learning and give more school choice options to students stuck in failing public schools.
PRI’s Center for Business and Economics will continue to advance policies that promote entrepreneurship as the key to alleviating poverty, especially in the face of hostile federal and state policies that would take away opportunities for independent contractors in the gig economy.
PRI’s Center for California Reform release, No Way Home: The Crisis of Homelessness and How to Fix It With Intelligence and Humanity. The book is the first-ever to examine the state’s homelessness crisis with a focus on workable solutions to prevent and reduce homelessness.
Seating will be indoors and thus limited. Respond early. County health mandates will be followed.
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The Novato Republican Women, Federated
Program Officer for the Reagan Ranch Young America’s Foundation
What is Being Taught on Campus, the Cancel Culture and What We Can Do About It
Tuesday, March 16 Meeting Zoom at Noon
Madison joined the Young America’s Foundation team at the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California in 2019. She trains YAF’s student activists across the country and encourages and equips students as they push back against leftism on campus. She is excited to share some stories about Young America’s Foundation’s role in promoting the principles of limited government, individual freedom, free enterprise, and traditional American values and about their brave student activists who fight for freedom in our country. You will hear stories of today’s crazy cancel culture on campuses and how that is being countered.
The Reagan Ranch Center is one of a variety of programs the Young America’s Foundation offers to help young Americans understand and be inspired by conservatism. The National Journalism Center has been operating for over thirty years. In 2011 the YAF unified with the Young Americans for Freedom, a group founded by William F. Buckley, Jr. in the 1960s. The Young America Foundation hosts a Campus Bias Tipline to help hold your school accountable. http://www.yaf.org/ tips/. Madison will offer quick exciting updates about these efforts as well.
Madison is originally from Washington State and attended school at Whitworth University, where she served as the chair of her Young Americans for Freedom chapter and began her career in conservative activism. She graduated summa cum laude with a double major in history and secondary education and is passionate about using her skills to educate young conservatives.
For information and to support Young America’s Foundation, visit: https://www.yaf.org/
Trump's Tribulations: One Man Against the Shadow
In the recent Time Magazine article “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election,” author Molly Ball shamelessly outlines the vast Left Wing Conspiracy of multinational corporations, NGOs and non-profits that banded together to steal, in our view, the election from the American people. It’s a shameless piece that both exemplifies and details exactly what we’re up against-that the elite will say anything, and worse, do anything, to keep power. The only bit left out is the input of foreign powers, like China. This propaganda piece proves we’re at war, and because we are, the threat of death lingers in the air, even if we’ve become such a polite society that it’s laughable to imagine the “right wing militias,” mentioned in the article, could actually exist.
For four years, Donald Trump, nearly single handedly, fought this war for us, and with an unconstitutional second impeachment trial, he fought on. Author of the book Trump Rules, Wayne Root knows Pres. Trump personally and describes him as “maybe the most relentless man in human history.” Root does not believe that Trump is defeated, and in fact, believes that Trump’s greatest chapter is yet to come.
Trump’s accomplishments-like his historic visit with Kim Jong Un, or the recent peace settlement in the Middle East, demonstrate that the key to his relentlessness is fearlessness. He is unafraid to tackle the most difficult situations. The key to his fearlessness is self-knowledge: as a skilled negotiator, Trump has had to examine himself as much as look for weakness in others. For only when a negotiator knows his own limits can he walk away from the table and force his opponents’ hand. Wanting things to be different is a form of not knowing the self-for there’s always a personal reason for being unwilling to see things the way they are. This unwillingness is the definition of “ego.”
Trump tends to see things the way they are. Therefore, this large, loud, vain person with orange hair is actually one of the most ego free individuals to grace the earth since Gandhi. Because Trump is a negotiator who made his fortune from negotiating, and not a person seeking power for power’s sake like the Left’s elite “revolutionaries,” he is not a leader who “wields power.” Instead, he respects each and every individual. Note: when he insults an opponent, that opponent started the fight. And
if said opponent had no weaknesses, Trump would have no ammunition with which to fight back. Note also that Trump appears to hold no grudges. Sure, he can fight dirty; but if the opponent holds no grudge, like Ted Cruz, the feud ends and a relationship is established.
The fact that Trump does not seek power, rather solutions through relationships, makes him more like us, the American people. Americans are individualists; they define themselves by their actions and achievements. This is what makes us as a country so threatening to the rest of the world. In China, for example, people are defined by their identity. Are you Chinese? Are you a member of the party? Are you a member of one of the five dominant minorities represented in the five stars of their flag? (Note China has 50 minorities, 45 of which are not
represented in their flag.) The advent of technology—the Internet, smart phones and the like—has woken the sleeping tiger of the individual worldwide. When individuals in China, Africa, Russia and South America drop their identities and discover how little
they need their governments, the power of these nations will dissipate. Similarly, here in the US, people who identify with identity politics, those who are either unable or afraid to see themselves as individuals, have become pawns of the Elite.
One day, they may wake, and see that the power to make life enjoyable and fulfilling has always rested, not in what group they belong to or pronoun they go by, but in their own hands. They will embrace America then, just as individuals around
the world will acquire a more American spirit as they embrace individuality. Trump knows this; his speech in India stands as proof.
Buy Root’s book to speculate on what Trump will do in the near future. Likely, he will be his individual self. He will fight bullies who cross him and negotiate for something better. He will live every moment fully and thereby enjoy life whether or not he “wins” by media standards. He has his own standards, and that’s what makes him American-and unbeatable.
As for the elite? Unable to control the individual, they will overplay their hands until eventually the public sees them for the cheaters they are. No matter how many times they say cheating was justified-as Ball does in Time Magazine-no one, especially Americans, like cheaters. It may take 20 years, but they will lose power, and the individual will rule.