Victor Davis Hanson Discusses President Trump…

Victor Davis Hanson appears for an interview with Mark Levin to discuss his support for President Trump and current political challenges. The affluence of America driving the influence of Marxism by demanding equality of outcome.

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237 Responses to Victor Davis Hanson Discusses President Trump…

  1. kea says:

    I have not watched the video yet but that photo of President Trump with the eagle makes me want to MAGA so hard. We MUST win 2020. Voter fraud be damned!!!!!!

    With that said I will now watch the video! 🙂

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    • madeline says:

      I just finished watching and came to check for any new posts. Everyone watch Victor Davis Hanson is a pleasure and a treasure to listen too. Brilliant.

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    • foolishpride says:

      Most dangerous of all are the “friendly fire” stabs in the back from (1) pretend friends who are too stupid and therefore duped and used by the Deep State to undermine the President; or (2) the pretend friends in public who in secret purposefully seek to delude the President’s supporters and thereby undermine the President with unwise demands upon the President. In this latter category paragraph we specifically refer to Conservative Treehouse, and Q-Anon, and maybe Bill Mitchell in the former category.

      There is also the trial of Paul Manafort Part I and the trail of Paul Manafort Part II to consider. There is also the Sunday deadline approaching on the entire Mueller nest of liars. There’s lots to discuss.

      * * * * * *

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      • sat0422 says:

        foolishpride wrote: “In this latter category paragraph we specifically refer to Conservative Treehouse, and Q-Anon, and maybe Bill Mitchell in the former category.”

        Well, I went back and read your post three times and either it is too early or else I detected that you are saying the Treehouse is deluding the readers and is working against Trump or? You must have a grudge…

        I checked out Q a few weeks back and found it is be useless IMO. It appeals to gamers.
        I don’t know Bill Mitchell, so you could be right about him being a back stabber.

        I do know the Treehouse and find it to be a good source of news and rarely wrong. Sundance sometimes will update a story when more is known and that’s OK with me. He is always breaking news that you don’t see anywhere else. So, foolishprise, please tell us more about why you don’t seem to trust the Treehouse???

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        • Pa Hermit says:

          I agree with your summation! The avatar reminds one of being so private as to being able to “plant a seed” and create discord here. Nothing to support their allegations and a very private info on the avatar, this is more or less a “troll territory:” I’ve been wrong in my assumptions in the past, and I’ll prolly be wrong again in the future, but this looks to be what POTUS would call “a fake post!”

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        • Carrie2 says:

          Most of see conservativetreehouse as the most honest and informative vs. any other blog. I sometimes feel he/she actually live in the WH because what we get is NOW, thoughtfulness in the opening comments, and follow throughs. In other words, a real communicator of reality, faith, and our Constitution, Bill of Rights and Trump. I like Canada Express because they, too, on the whole give it straight, but my “mother” home is here.

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      • jeans2nd says:

        Who is “we”? Which Sunday? How is it known or determined which are most dangerous? Are (1) and (2) equally dangerous? Is it possible to move from one category to another? How would that be known? Please be specific.

        Please explicate on the dual trials or trails of Paul Manafort, and what is there to consider?
        Which demands purposely seek to delude? Who determines if and which ones are unwise?
        How is a pretend friend determined? Who determines said label? How is it known how said friends are undermining?

        There are so many more questions. Speaking only as a commenter here at CTH, facts are dealt with here, provable facts. You cite no links. You cite no facts. You provide no proof. Why should one consider your words without?

        In fact, your words sound very much like a liberal’s words, counter-Q-like, actually. Are you part of the counter-Q counter-coups?

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      • Paul Vincent Zecchino says:

        Would you mind elaborating on your curious critique of the Treehouse? For years, have found the Treehouse to be a reliable source of timely intel.

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      • lydia00 says:

        This site is one of few that digs into disparate open source information and tries to piece the puzzle together. Information that is posted or linked to. Not an easy task, either. But one our MSM has the resources to do —but refuses.

        How that is working “against” anyone makes no sense,

        Another person doing something similar is Sharyl Attkinsson who has even been trying to obtain FOIA about the spying the Obama Admin did on her as a reporter, (James Rosen, too)

        Read and come to your own conclusions. I don’t have the time or expertise to dig up open sourced information. I appreciate the effort. It’s extremely informative even if I don’t agree with the shared conclusions.

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      • snarkybeach says:

        FP: what’s Share Blue paying these days?

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      • progpoker says:

        Mods. Clean up, aisle 3.

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      • I think Q may be a student thesis by grad students in spy school.

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    • sat0422 says:

      Thanks to the Treehouse for bringing us, on Mondays, which is the best and worst of what happens on Sunday talk TV. That way, I get a little snippet and don’t have to waste an afternoon and risk running into some talking head that make me want to puke.

      I feel the same way about Breitbart.com – always showing off what antics and things the Left is doing but they do it with what seems to be support and pride. In fact, Andrew B. is probably had nothing but heart attacks in his afterlife. I owe my conservative heart and mind to my Dad and Andrew Breitbart. For those two, I am forever Thankful!

      I have been reading “the book thief” and I am also thankful for my freedom and for knowledge to know the difference between living with freedom and living under a dictator.

      God Bless America

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  2. 🍺Gunny66 says:

    So, as per you photo……seems portraying Limbaugh as the ……..the microphone for the GOPe?

    Well…..I wouldn’t disagree…..but we will see how he changes his tune….as he portrayed himself prior to the election…………..

    How about that speech in Missouri?……………….

    Just sayin stuff……..just seems like now they the GOPe are back to their standard……

    We should do this…….but…..

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    • RedBallExpress says:

      There’s a bunch of them that are no better than they have to be.

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    • foolishpride says:

      Deep State V. Trump: The Blackmailing Of Jeff Sessions

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    • cripto says:

      Look at the fact that the full interview was not posted. Why? VDH has more to say, but was cut off hear. Why?

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        What are you saying? And do you know of a vid of the full interview?

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        • cripto says:

          Look at the vid. Mr Levin was going to ask questions after his commercial break. It was not posted. I want to hear everything that Dr Hanson had to say.

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          • Nick says:

            Normally you can find a full video of life liberty and Levin on YouTube within 24 hours of it being aired on Fox, before the videos are taken down.

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          • Peoria Jones says:

            Here it is, in full. But it seems you were implying something, and it would be nice if you’d just come out with it, for those of us who have no idea what, and need to get to bed.

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            • Peoria Jones says:

              Sorry, forgot to link it. Just scroll down a bit, as someone has already posted it.

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            • cripto says:

              Why was the full interview not posted. That is my point.

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              • cripto says:

                As some background, the original SD had a fight with Levin over a post he made saying that Levin’s son-in-law was working for the Cruz campaign. Then Levin in outrage outed who was SD. It was a nasty fight. Levin was right in this case. The son-in-law was already in the Cruz camp before he was part of Levin’s family circle. You can read all that old history at Stella’s Place, and the Cruzbot sites. Very nasty

                The reason I found this site was because I was appalled that anyone would consider Cruz as a presidential candidate. Not the murky internet crap about his eligibility, but because he was a pontificating fraud. So there is that. He now seems to be behind MAGA so there is also that. But during the primaries, it was smoking.

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                • sat0422 says:

                  I was for Cruz before I read Trump’s book. Then, I was the first of my circle of friends and family who decided that Trump would make a Great President and he has not disappointed me yet.

                  I left Cruz when he hooked up with crazy Glenn Beck and did the fake swearing into office. LOL. I also donated to the Cruz campaign (I think $50.00) and it was deducted from my account twice. I didn’t like either of those two actions and felt that Cruz might be a conservative but he was certainly not ready to be President of the USA.

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          • quintrillion says:

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        • piper567 says:

          quintrillion already posted the complete interview ^^^.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        The entire show plays twice on Fox on Sunday. Go to their website for the full interview, the whole hour, if you missed part of the interview. Whoever put it on youtube put up part of it–no conspiracy there.

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  3. Gekrmonster1 says:

    He’s right. We’ve almost lost already.

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  4. Sentient says:

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    • kea says:

      ???? He’s done more then most.

      The wall is being built. And the birthright one is going to be heard at the supreme court you just know it.

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      • Sentient says:

        Not if he doesn’t force the issue. Last we heard, the executive order on birthright citizenship was being finalized.

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        • kea says:

          What makes you think he isn’t forcing the issue?

          This is a man of his word. He is doing so much yet has to fight all these people just to get things done. Things no one else would ever have done.

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          • trumpmemesandreams says:

            President Trump is not forcing the issue because he has not issued the necessary EOs for his policies, or utilized the office of the President as forcefully as possible. There is no other option now. Pretending the Democrats (or Republicans) will actually take the hard vote on anything — and upset their mega-donors and/or constituents and the media — is a pipe dream. The swamp creatures will never stick their necks out of the water, even if they do agree with him (most don’t, anyway).

            It should have been apparent to everyone that with the absolute fiasco of Obamacare repeal/replace, and the lack of appetite in the Senate or House for *ANY* legislation for Trump’s MAGA agenda. Choosing to do Obamacare first was a mistake, but even still anyone should have seen that after the first year that nothing substantial was ever going to happen on the legislative front outside of tax cuts (RINOs).

            Trump should have put out EOs for all of his major policy items, and/or used the military for the wall. He should still do so now — but the difference being that if he did this first then by now, or next year, near *EVERYTHING* would have already worked its way up through the appeals process to SCOTUS for a ruling probably in his favor.

            Instead we’re going to play footsie with Pelosi for another 6 months while Trump has several Wormtongues on his staff whispering in his ear not to do anything, before he (hopefully) finally realizes these people are incompetent (at best) towards enacting his agenda. We’ll be lucky to have any more of his policies implemented before the 2020 election because of it.

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            • kea says:

              And yet look at all the other issues he’s tackled. Just because you want him to do this and this now. This is one man who is trying to save us. The first one to even try. Let the man lead. I’m sure he has more info on things then most of us do.

              EO’s can be over turned. Remember the travel ban when he first started. My how fun to see it be allowed then not then allowed then not ec ec.

              As for the SCOTUS he needs a conservative court for a number of these things.

              His hitting out at the dems on twitter. Pointing out they are anti MAGA.

              ‘Choosing to do Obamacare first was a mistake’. Why? Everyone was upset about O care. Its failing. The prices were high and it sucked. He wanted to tackle that first. Its showed him who was on board and who wasn’t. Also because of the tax issue.

              You also have no idea what he’s doing behind the scenes or what his plans are.

              He has fixed the economy first now its time for other stuff.

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              • wj2016 says:

                Immigration is why a lot of us voted for him. Not tax cuts. Not trade wars (necessary). Not moving embassies.

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              • scslayer says:

                At some point I believe he has to issue the EO’s if Congress doesn’t act.
                Overturning gets our “elected” officials on the record!

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              • Trump needs pressure from us to counter the pressures of the Deep State.

                He is rather a ego driven guy, craving love like most people.

                He does respond to pressure from Deplorables.

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              • trumpmemesandreams says:

                I agree that President Trump has done a lot — but that does not exclude him from criticism. He a president (and a good one at that!) but he is not a deity — even great men make mistakes. That’s fine, but we just need to stop making the *same* mistakes.

                The problem that I see is that the border wall/unchecked illegal (and legal) immigration issues are existential threats to our nation. Shifting demographics, unless they are countered somehow, will absolutely end the American Experiment of the Republic (and the Republican party) as we know it. Let’s be frank about it – Democrats want welfare users for votes — that amounts to the ever-creeping expansion of the State towards a mix of statist capitalism and/or socialism. That’s their game, that’s how they get and consolidate power — it’s been that way for as long as I can remember though it started with the black vote from the mid60s onwards — hispanics are just the latest (and most useful) tool towards the same end, for them. Stopping this ongoing flow of what amount to a massive potential Democrat voter pool, and allowing the assimilation of existing immigrants (plus the expulsion of illegal immigrants), is what will give this nation a chance if we don’t want to turn into Europe-lite.

                Doing Obamacare first was a mistake for obvious reasons in my view — firstly most Americans supported Obamacare (even if it’s a horrible program) — it stinks, but it’s true. Secondly, Republicans didn’t have a specific replacement program ready to load into place, nor could they articulate a compelling alternative. The two combined are both a strategic (popular program) and a tactical (no replacement, no messaging) misstep. My guess is that the repeal effort was done at the behest of the RINOs like Ryan, just like Ryan et al wanted to run the 2020midterms on tax cuts. Guess what? About half the nation pays no federal taxes — they don’t care about tax cuts. It’s a loser message.

                Had Trump led with taxes and regulation reform (budget reconciliation is easy + the individual departments have wide administrative control over things like regulations policy, etc), THEN moved on to infrastructure (could be bipartisan), prison reform (again, a bone for bipartisanship), and finally gone for the wall and later Obamacare towards the end of his first year we’d be better off for it and both would be more likely to be in place.

                Hell, some of the infrastructure could have tackled border and port hardening. He’d be in a stronger position as President, and have more of his agenda done, most likely. He’d be seen as having a great economy, doing some infrastructure spending, bipartisan work, etc.

                Anyway, at this point EOs are the only option if anything is going to get done in this first term insofar as immigration and border security. Under Article II and other executive powers the President has broad authority over this — so yes, a future President could overturn all this. However, it’s hard to “unbuild” the wall, once it’s there physically. Get it done with the ACOE, and put the procedures and norms into place for defending the border and the new wall . Staff it with National Guard while you fight for congressional funding. It’s not going to get approved or done other wise — it’s going to take heavy lifting by the office of POTUS to do alone, and drag the RINOs/DINOs and globalists along kicking and screaming.

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                • kea says:

                  I agree with you on the fact that ‘immigration issues are existential threats to our nation’ fully. Mix in them being allowed to vote and break our laws and such. Yes I fully agree.

                  he is not a deity — even great men make mistakes. That’s fine, but we just need to stop making the *same* mistakes.— Also fully agree. And yes we can not be allowed to become the EU.

                  I know what your saying about Ocare. I’m torn because Ocare has really RIpped healthcare. Now I can get the doctor I want but can’t go to the hospital I want. And some states do not have the ACA. Its a mess. So I’m torn on that. But what do they say ‘hindsight is always 2020’

                  ‘About half the nation pays no federal taxes — they don’t care about tax cuts. It’s a loser message.’— I always forget about that. And the fact that most people get ‘free stuff’ from the gov.

                  ‘However, it’s hard to “unbuild” the wall, once it’s there physically.’—- That made me laugh and its very true. I just meant the EO on immigration issues. But yes I think EO’s are coming. They have too.

                  We must keep the USA the USA.

                  Thank you for the wonderful post. One learns something new every day on the treehouse. Cheers.

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                • Nancy Steger says:

                  Immigration has to be fixed. Nothing else will matter if our country is “erased” as a culture and a cohort that has a national identity. Globalists want the US to be just another large piece of dirt from which they can extract all the mineral and other natural resource assets and a cowed population of easily exploitable “human assets.” My choice would be to stop immigration dead and deport as many low quality, anti-American interlopers as possible. Then, perhaps, we could begin to be great again. But I fantasize.

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                • Carrie2 says:

                  Let’s get back to the basics. Our President needs each one of us to support him and help him to MAGA, while I am reading whether trolling or not, that he is GOD. Well, he isn’t and what he has accomplished in less than 2 yrs. is fantastic and you still complain. What are you doing to better things? We are either in this together or we are not and if not, then nothing will change or change soon enough. By the way we HIRED those clowns in Congress and why it is necessary to Drain the Congress Swamp. I suggest we close down the Congress completely and start anew with real patriots and have them operate in their own state/city/districts by real time video and no more in DC and become a gang that thinks they own us. NOT! They are there because realistically we millions of America cannot get together in one place to do business, so we hire these who have turned into traitors because they take outsider money to become millionaires and continue to screw us and ignore what we want but what the donors want. Wake up, WE PEOPLE ARE THE GOVERNMENT so it is in OUR POWER to change things. Wake up and smell the coffee! or pretty soon there will no coffee!

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              • lemmonee says:

                Paul Ryan was responsible for the legislative calendar for 2017 so he decided to start with healthcare not POTUS. Congress writes the laws. EO of course are written by the president. Looking back I wish well I just wish the DC Republicans had more faith but you have to build trust.

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            • coltlending says:

              Anyone know how many executive orders Obama had two years in to his fraud of a presidency.

              Yea fraud…I want to see the original birth certificate, not some governmental reproduction of the information on the original.

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          • Linda K. says:

            Trump is undermined by his own party and now election fraud by the powers that be. He is trying,

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            • trumpmemesandreams says:

              I agree Linda, he is trying. Yet Republicans are working against him, and it’s not going to stop especially now that Romney is in the Senate.

              That’s why I think Trump should go scorched earth. Eject Nielsen, eject anyone else who is dithering or equivocating. Send in the ACOE to build the wall. Punch out EO after EO for immigration, birthright citizenship, restricting immigration, etc. where possible. Overreach executive authority — we know Obama did. It’s time to STOP playing by the rules because the other team has not been playing by the rules for 20+ years now.

              Work on the details of getting policy hardened via legislation later, but right now what we need is a flurry of Executive Orders that are going to overwhelm the opposition, including all the NGOs/consulting/legal apparatus which will no doubt challenge Trump every step of the way. So flood them with action. Make them panic and lash out (which they will). Force the issue through the courts which will (likely) side with Trump in the end anyway.

              Trump needs to clean out the rest of the cruft from his advisors, too. Put in loyalists as his cabinet who will work to enact his policy. Stephen Miller is the archetype of who needs to be in place — smart, ruthless, and does not give a damn for optics.

              At this point loyalty to Trump and implementing MAGA is more important than anything else. I firmly believe this is our last shot at any of this before this country slips away entirely. We’re never going to get it back if we let go.

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  5. Marygrace Powers says:

    Truer words were never spoken –
    “WE WERE AT THE POINT OF NO RETURN.”/
    A YUGE THANK YOU TO PDJT FOR HIS COURAGE.

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    • joeknuckles says:

      We are still too damn close to the point of no return.

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      • Marygrace Powers says:

        Like Victor Davis Hanson stated above –
        Donald J. Trump, btw he didn’t need to,
        was the ONLY ONE WILLING TO FIGHT
        LIKE HELL FOR US/AND NEVER, EVER GIVE UP.

        Remember these words because we will ALWAYS HAVE TO FIGHT.-

        “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
        Ronald Reagan
        40th president of US (1911 – 2004)

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        • WSB says:

          “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

          All we need to know.

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          • William says:

            Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction, and tyranny is never more than that same generation from reappearing.

            Mr. Hanson says he hopes America will be the only truly multiracial (I might add multicultural) society in the history of the world to work. I think it is more a wish than a hope.

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            • That’s funny, I think the multicultural experiment is an utter failure in America. What even makes him think it’s working?

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            • WSB says:

              I do as well. Having grown up in the 60’s, there is a night and day difference from the strength we once were to today.

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              • Carrie2 says:

                WSB, I too lived in an era of everyone was equal and then in the 60’s the blacks could have more freedom from the very DNC party they vote for. That was also my very devoted democrat parents opened their eyes and became republicans. The early 60’s for the DNC to published on OUR Congressional Record their Communist Manifesto to take over our country n so many steps and with Hillary lost it all, and soon thereafter took over our educational systems to indoctrinate students at every level. Then the teachers’ union to do the same. I am so glad I was graduated from great schools and truly educated because when I started teaching in the 60’s the “movement” had begun and no way would I pay dues to support someone living high on the hog and supposedly work for us. I went to high school and my first uni with all colors and backgrounds. Many came from well to do families and many like me came from poor families who scraped up the money for us to attend Catholic grade, high school and colleges. Today we see non-Catholic colleges because of invasion of non-teachers with politics on the brain and not education for a future. So, it is up to each one of us to stand up and be counted. Yes, the military to build the walls, and also many contractors have also volunteered. Time for us to hit and slam the democrats to block their communist music and dance to ours of freedom and rights. Are we so gutless? However, many well armed Americans have said they would like to be volunteers at the borders (even both north and south, and our Eastern ports) and, yes, with plenty of ammo to stop these warriors. Tune in to Judicial Watch and listen to the videos confirming these are warriors one and all and with all the comforts of buses, food, living areas, you name it because now the globalists in and out of America are paying the bill. Wise up and realize we must WORK WITH OUR PRESIDENT who has already for even one EO to take down many of the Obama EOs. We need to remove from the bench all of Obama’s judges, even SC Roberts for making laws and not following our Constitution! I pray for them but at the same time I want all the naysayers, supposed socialists and communists along with aliens and muslims evicted from out soil so we can save and return back to our REAL America. Sorry for the length, but having lived and worked outside the USA I had to show passport/permits/visas to enter these other countries and rightly so. Or either you are for us or against us.

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          • Freedom is never more than one more amnesty of brown communist tools…

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        • Nancy Steger says:

          How in the world do we rouse the people who can’t feel the solid ground of our Founders’ America crumbling beneath their feet — those people who roll their eyes and groan at the mention of politics and turn back to their addiction to the bread and circuses? Our situation is so dire that I sometimes wish I could be as blissfully ignorant as those who are marching us all into totalitarian slavery. Pearls before swine, indeed!

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          • Tired Mom says:

            Nancy, the only thing that makes me feel any better is that others see what I see. At least I know I’m not nuts. During the first few years of the Obama administration, Ikept sounding the alarm and the response I received was criticism and name calling (I was a big, fat racist for daring to criticize Obama, the black Jesus). The Treehouse—and the Lord—ARE my refuge.

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            • Remington..... says:

              Well said, Nancy and Tired….the ultimate frustration is pointing out the obvious to those living in the snow globe. There are days I just wish I could be oblivious to reality as they. The Tree house is my link to sanity, but there are days i.e. am overwhelmed. VDH said he felt we were in trouble short term, but on even keel longer term. No definition of either short or long term.

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          • bentley1blog says:

            nancy…nicely put and agree wholeheartedly.

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        • Nancy Steger says:

          The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. Don’t remember who said it, but we haven’t been doing due diligence, and this is what we get.

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          • Carrie2 says:

            Nancy, and one of our big problems was allowing our hired employees in Congress to think they are the government and control us. Now more are becoming awake and removing Congress members and we can and not necessarily by voting.

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      • Dee says:

        This post on American Thinker lets you know how close we are. It ain’t pretty
        https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/11/americant_from_midterms_to_end_times.html

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  6. Diana Allocco says:

    Here’s the rest:

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  7. TNGal says:

    I love Rush. He has helped us through many a bad day.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Yes. I am curious why Sundance has chosen to (erroneously IMHO) lump Rush in with the other Swamp Apologists. Rush has been very consistent in his identification and denigration of the Establishment Republicans since well before the 2017 Primaries.

      He may have been later to this perspective than Sundance but I listen to him almost every day and his show transcripts are available for anyone to read. I don’t see evidence that he deserves this label.

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      • cripto says:

        Yes you should be curious. There is lots of information out there verifiable that SD is ignoring. I don’t know why.

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      • Rush was trashing Trump before the election. Rush was pushing Cruz. It was pretty obvious.

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        • Tired Mom says:

          Rush actually said—many, many times—that he wasn’t trying to promote one candidate or another. Rather, he wanted a robust primary process where he hoped that the candidate who could beat Hillary Clinton would emerge. And that’s exactly what happened.

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        • LEET says:

          I still listen to Rush occassionally but he still fails to identify the true nature and evil/ greedy intentions of the establishment, the Chamber of Commerce, Koch Brothers, globalists, etc.

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        • GB Bari says:

          I never heard Rush “trashing” DJT before the election. I listen every day. But I did hear Rush early on become very intrigued by DJT’s connection with voters and Rush correctly identified why that happened (by DJT’s not being politically correct but speaking plainly about the opposition.) All of what Rush said on the air is documented in show transcripts that can be searched on his website in you’re a 24/7 member which I am.

          Rush also quickly realized that DJT was controlling the media like no one ever had before. Rush was fully on board with DJT long before the primaries had concluded and he was speaking very positively about DJT in what anyone could say was an enthusiastic endorsement without Rush actually saying “endorse.” In fact, I had thought Rush was being a bit disingenuous by saying he would not “endorse” any candidate before the official nomination when it was pretty obvious he was totally for Trump.

          I started out supporting Cruz and yet Rush convinced me that Trump was very likely the best candidate for America and could beat Shrillary. I don’t see how that currently makes him a Swamp supporter. He once supported the RNC in general, out of the same opposition to the Liberal Leftwing Democrats that I espoused. But that pretty much evaporated with candidate Trump.

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        • Pokey says:

          Leave Cruz alone. I am tired of hearing from purists who have never tried to get the Senate to pass anything. Cruz is not, and has never been, our problem. Was he supposed to roll over and let Trump have the nomination that he also wanted? That primary was three years ago. Sheesh. I have said many things that I don’t believe in any more. Why couldn’t a politician manage to modify a few of his/her opinions over the years and still have his/her heart in the right place regarding our Constitution and its promises>

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          • lemmonee says:

            Totally agree. Trump & Cruz have buried the hatchet time for supporters from each camp to do the same. To bad there wasn’t more time between primary and convention to let heads cool. Cruz made a mistake by not moving to unite at convention but he came around which is all that matters. So let’s let it go unite and kick some dem a$$. Check out Cruz and his arguing the Medellin vs Texas. For those not familiar. Pokey thanks for addressing.

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        • Carrie2 says:

          Elle, actually Rush was not pushing Cruz, and never trashed Trump. Just the reverse. I even fell for Cruz and then realized he was qualified for the position and some tricks he was playing. God sorted out the 17 candidates and we got Trump, and I thank God every day for it. I do listen to Rush and usually is right on point. No screaming or yelling but pointing out reality. Not Beck, sometimes Hannity, never Savage and on radio never liked Levin, but his TV appearances are super and worthwhile to listen to.

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      • Rush has improved since the Bush years.

        When the big issues came up he sided with the Swamp – NAFTA and the Bankster bailout.

        And he refuses to advocate for Federal Reserve reform and the big issues. He never really pushed the immigration issue, which is the most important.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Au contraire, Mikhail.

          Rush has discussed the illegal immigration problem quite often and especially during the 2016 campaign and since then. He tends to discuss the problem in the context of the current political actions, attitudes, statements, hypocritical positions, and serious or ridiculous quotes.

          He has often stated his opposition to illegal immigration, once offering his proposal to amnesty advocates (I think it was Rush who labeled Lindsey Graham as “Lindsey Grahamnesty”) that illegals be granted amnesty in exchange for receiving no welfare nor the ability to vote for 25 years. He never got a response from anyone in government, of course.

          Just enter “illegal immigration ” in his search tool tonight and you will get 1,745 results. That’s 1,745 transcripts (dating back many years) of his shows where that topic is discussed.

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      • Archie says:

        Rush invented #batteredconservativesyndrome. He should be banished.

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    • StanH says:

      Rush is great,I love to listen to him. But, he viciously attacked Ross Perot, I think he said something to the effect of “a hand grenade with a bad hair cut.” “If” we could have gotten Perot in in 1992 there would have been no NAFTA “that giant sucking sound.” He was wrong about Perot, We the People sensed it at the time but the uni-party got Slick Willie in with a mere plurality. NAFTA was assured.

      I still listen to Rush, but he screwed the pooch on that one.

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      • JustinMurican says:

        Perot may have been right about NAFTA, but Rush was also right about Perot. He was a “hand grenade” (to the Republican party), which led directly to the election of Bill Clinton. Perot knew he couldn’t win, Americans knew he couldn’t win, but he ran anyway knowing that nearly all of his votes (nearly 20% of the votes in 1992) would have went to George HW Bush had he not been in the race. This, probably more than anything else, led to the election of Bill Clinton, the first credibly accused rapist ever to hold the office of the Presidency. In hindsight, we now know HW Bush was a globalist hack and not much different than Clinton… but he still would have been far, far superior to the installation of the Clinton Cabal into the White House.

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        • CharterOakie says:

          Justin — that’s the Uniparty (esp. GOPe) line and simply not true.

          Perot drew only slightly more registered R voters than he drew registered D voters. The margin was less than the margin by which GHWB lost to BJC. In other words, Bush was going to lose that election with or without Perot in the race. It’s simply GOP propaganda — and in those days very much promoted by Rush — that “Perot elected Clinton.”

          Millions of Perot’s votes came from first time voters and political drop-outs, most of whom were not going to vote for either Bush or Clinton. They supported Perot because he challenged the establishment. And he had already shown that he COULD in fact win based on the polls prior to his mysterious dropping out of the race in August.

          But by Election Day the MSM, led by CBS 60 Minutes, had persuaded millions of voters that a vote for Perot was wasted. Too many believed the propaganda and reverted to their historical pattern of voting *against* the candidate of the party they detested more.

          Heads, the Uniparty wins; tails, We the People lose.

          Perot in a real sense was Trump’s precursor as an America First president, and wealthy enough not to need or care about the establishment’s money and influence.

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          • Carrie2 says:

            But later we learned his family was threatened, and, yes, he would have been a good president. But again the evil democrats push hard and nasty to win as we see every election time or in Congress.

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      • lydia00 says:

        Ross Perot elected Bill Clinton. He ran because he hated the Bushes. I actually agreed with a lot he said but knew enough about elections that a vote for him would help Bill Clinton. My brother knew Bill Clinton back in the 80’s and warned us how “slick” he was. He is not what they portrayed. He thought they would be a disaster and they were. So congrats for helping to elect them! Sigh. .

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  8. billrla says:

    Just another one of my ocassional requests to stop featuring MSM video clips, including Fox. These guys are all in it for the money, and nothing else.

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  9. Lactantius says:

    Victor Davis Hanson is the best mind out there in terms of giving historical texture to our times. Mark Levin, as I recall, was hardly on the Trump train, but he has been a very important supporter of the President Donald J. Trump in his weekend show on FoxNews.

    Levine’s FoxNews show tonight was right at the top of television at its best. Levin (Old Yeller on radio) is a superb interviewer who is not there to do the talking. (Would that Hannity and Ingraham could learn to interview and shut up.)

    People of Hanson’s integrity and intellectual prowess are becoming scare in academia. The majority of colleges and universities are horribly corrupted with indoctrination and have lost sight and even the basic understanding of the mission of the liberal arts.

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    • TNGal says:

      The reason that “college educated suburban women” voted against the Rs reflects the mass indoctrination that they received in their colleges. It reached fruition in the latest election.

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      • WSB says:

        I am not sure that the stat is actually true. You have been told this, but where are the hard numbers to back this up.p?

        I am in that demographic and am a rabid President Trump supporter, and I see the same at the rallies, so?

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        • G3 says:

          College educated, white women voter are the new enemy of the Dems and Media — this faux, monolithic voting block (Suburban women) theory is the new vehicle of spin.

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        • Correct, I believe that the demographic is being mis-named. Facts need to convince me. Even then, the demographic should be ‘college uneducated liberal women’ to be honest. The marxists were furious in 2016 that the suburban, soccer-moms abandoned the Allinsky feminist drone and voted for a real man. I believe
          that has not changed at all. The crazy marxists are trying to claim the ‘soccer moms’ as returned. No way. Their suburban lifestyle has improved way more comfortable with better jobs and economics. This ‘winning back the color e educated suburban women’ is as phony as the election fraudsters running the polling sites.

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        • olderwiser21 says:

          WSB – me, too. I think that stat is another piece of propaganda making the rounds right now with the lamestream. I don’t believe a word of it.

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          • Paula Daly says:

            Actually the white suburban mothers voted for Democrats, many stay at home and have the TeeVee on, and watch the garbage they spew. Shows like the view. They believe it. Sorry it’s true. We’ve talked about it and congress knows. Remember Andy Barr in KY? He figured it out that he would lose if he didn’t hit Lexington area hard in the burbs. The left lied and said they would work with President Trump and campaigned harder and the woman showed up for them. Most were the white suburban women. Our precinct was full of women with children and younger people working that day. I been doing this a long time and the Republicans are not good when it comes to campaigning. Not all, but many. It takes a whole year going everywhere in your district and reaching every last business as well. It all ground game.

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            • lydia00 says:

              Yes! You nailed it Paula. We have never had a good ground game for state elections. A week before the election, I was in Lexington and was astonished at the blanket of McGrath signs and bumper stickers. It shook me up a bit —even after the rally at EKU?. So glad to hear Barr knew his ground game had to be better. Republicans in Ky have a challenge with that. Of course in Louisville, we are likely to be attacked doing such. Republicans just keep moving to surrounding counties.

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            • olderwiser21 says:

              Paula – Wow – that is disappointing to hear.

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        • Akindole says:

          Right you are here…it’s basically Kool-aide spread to the white guilt receivers.

          In Florida there was absolutely no difference between educated/non-educated–about equal numbers voted for progressives vs team red. Absolute bullcrap about the “college educated” factor.

          Now, check the age group and check the hispanic vs. AA vote. That’s where the real difference is, and that’s what they don’t want you talking about.

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        • snarkybeach says:

          IMHO, the college educated, soccer mom who hates Trump is something the Dems dreamed up to hide their election theft.

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        • amanda4321 says:

          WSB- I’m also not buying it either. They just made that up, like they make everything else up. They lie about everything.

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      • GB Bari says:

        Yes, but it also reflects their inability to recognize and identify dishonest or disingenuous men or women in politics. How often do women – college educated or not – fall for the schmoozing by dishonest men, and wind up as single mothers. I submit the women get the same treatment by the Democrats – lots of promises but not much integrity.

        Whereas men, even college-maleducated men, have somewhat better instincts when it comes to identifying liars and enemies.

        The NYSlimes had a hard time realizing this as can be seen in their article.

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        • Amused says:

          “fall for the schmoozing by dishonest men, and wind up as single mothers.”

          Huh? You’re joking right?

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          • GB Bari says:

            Not joking at all, unfortunately. I have DIRECT firsthand knowledge of at least a dozen young women in their twenties who have been impregnated by men they met at bars, parties, and night clubs; hardly the venues for seeking out mates of quality.

            To their credit, about half of them decided not to terminate their babies lives and went on to have them. Several of them are on public assistance because of their lack of supportive families. I’ve met all of them via my granddaughter (who herself is a moral young woman and who tries to persuade these friends to make better choices); they’re seemingly nice young women but not very discriminating in their life choices.

            But they can vote and those whove said that they do, vote their feelings (all SJWs).

            Sadly, I’m not joking about this at all.

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            • Alligator Gar says:

              The fact that they lay down with drunkards and sleezeballs at sketchy venues says that these females are full-on run on emotion, easily led, and very shallow. These females are not taught or are not capable of rational thought, risk-benefit analysis, or deferred gratification.

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      • Carrie2 says:

        TNGal, I am a very well educated college suburban female and I was and still am smart enough to have voted Trump. Maybe because I was taught to think and do research? I can say all my suburban female friends all voted for Cox in CA as well as for Trump, and illegals need to be removed NOW and cleanse the soil they have spoiled.

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      Levin is the new Buckiey.
      This Sunday show is the new Firing Line.

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    • Remington..... says:

      VDH is one of a kind – an American Icon. Levin is one of the best interviewer on TV. Ask the question, and turn it over to this brilliant man. Well done….

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    • Pegm says:

      VDH was not on the Trump Train either, but both men came to the realization that he is not as bad as they had feared. I guess it was his fast results that convinced them he was for real.

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  10. Texian says:

    7:07.. “Somethings gone wrong..” Yes sir it has..

    The only rational explanation is they have become more powerful than the United States ‘surface state’ gubmint.. America’s near future is dark indeed..

    The election of President Trump was due to a miscalculation on their part.. They will make sure it doesn’t happen again.. They have revised their metrics.. The prototype worked in the midterms. Only 23 months left till the Big Cheat and they steal back power. Study History to find out what happens next..

    History always rhymes due to normalcy bias.. Only the names and battlefields change.. Get your guts and souls in order.. Dead is dead.. Might as well die for your Country.. Instead of on your knees..

    Our number is up.. It’s our turn again..

    Fourth Turning..

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Texian, and that very power will also be the power to pull them down because they will become even more in love with themselves and how they destroy our Republic, and this will bring them down and back to Hell with Satan.

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  11. It’s nice to see somehow to actually knows how to do an interview

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    • OmegaManBlue says:

      Levin did a good job of letting Hanson talk. Also longer 1 on 1 interviews like this are better than the short segment stuff that Hannity and others do mostly on Fox. And don’t get me started on segments with multiple people talking over each other.

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      • Justice says:

        Same thing happens on many forums among those who disagree. Everybody goes away angry with the problem now worse. Nobody is really trying to solve anything. Being the smartest person in the room is far more important.

        Our opposition does not know the truth, so there is no way to solve the problem. We just have to outnumber them and prevent them from stealing power away from us.

        In the video, referring to the ‘powers that be’ or the ‘elites’…the best part is at the very end…

        “Throughout history, we’ve seen these people….they all have one thing in common. They are all excused or they are not subject to the ramifications of their own ideology.”

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      wish wordpress had and edit button…..

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  12. feralcatsblog says:

    Hanson’s thinking has certainly improved over the last three years. I guess life has given him a needed attitude adjustment.

    In an article back in August of 2015 he wrote: “It is alleged that Donald Trump is a demagogue who whips the ignorant up. Perhaps. But on matters of immigration he came late and often in antithesis to his own former positions”.

    Somebody wrote back in the comments: “It is also alleged that you are a racist who whips the racists up, but who would believe that. And, Mr. Hanson, you might want to read his book “Time To Get Tough”, published in 2011, specifically Chapter 9, “It’s Called Illegal Immigration for a Reason” before you repeat all that. “

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    • Smurfette says:

      I didn’t know that about Hanson. It’s a good sign that the real undercurrent (less mass mind control) favors POTUS Trump. I hope he takes control of the military complex lest it turn on him the way it did Reagan. He has grandchildren to protect unlike Reagan. The only way for things to change is for someone(s) in the top brass to help divulge the American holocaust. The Paradise fire is unprecedented and was definitely Agenda 21 on steroids like 911 with bonuses from the .001 Rockerfeller affluents thrown in for good measure to motivate the perps.

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      • lemmonee says:

        Trump has changed his views. He wrote a book before Time To Get Tough called the America We Deserve and yes he did have opposing views. The second book was meant to explain his new outlook. Hey I don’t doubt views can change with age, experiences, contemplating something in a new light. So I don’t doubt Trump. We must remember in 2015 many weren’t informed of his views or ways. Just wanted you to know Hanson wasn’t just being nasty never Trumper. Trump moved from Populist to more Conservative. Read On The Issues book review of The America We Deserve.

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        • Carrie2 says:

          Smurfette, surely you didn’t go back in years to listen to Trump who back then some 30 yrs. ago saw what was happening to America. He became a democrat in order to do business in NY and via Trump they have the skating rink and many, many houses built for the poor as the democrats in NY don’t give a damn about the citizens and of course like in CA the tax money “disappears” and nothing done. Later he became a republican and years ago was asked if he would run for the WH. He said no but if necessary he would and that is how we got Trump in our WH – the only one for the people of whom he is one.

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      • Carrie2 says:

        Smurfette and moonbeam Brown and his not too smart environmentalists caused these fires whether natural fires from the dead wood and trees, or arson (which apparently is also a big part of the problem) and homeless causing fires. If you look at the locations, many of us find it odd that they travel in a very neat area which is not usual with fires. Now, several in CA are going to sue Brown and friends, and justly so. So many lives, homes and futures gone down the drain from his stupidity in “allowing Nature to do what Nature does”. Fools again born every single minute in this state! I truly hope the checking of phony votes is looked into as since when can a DMV give a driver’s license to an alien and sign him/her up a a democrat at the same time. We need a law that if you can’t read, write and speak our Language of English, you cannot vote because you know nothing about the issues but pushed to vote and I saw that as an election clerk on 11/8 when a Mexican female living here 23 yrs. (and probably leeching on us) who could read, write nor speak English and wanted me to help over some votes and I said that is not something I can do. Then I noticed she had a list of ALL democrats to vote for because she could at least see their names on the voting cards. Was she paid or gifted? One way or the other I think so.

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    • wj2016 says:

      Hanson was a rabid neocon during the Iraq debacle and he was not opposed to illegal immigration, but apparently his family farm in in CA’s Central Valley is being over-run by illegals and he has seen the light.

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      • srmikeinohio says:

        Like the old saying goes. “I don’t care how you got here, I’m just glad you’re here now”

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      • Pegm says:

        Yes, he even stated he was thinking of selling out and moving out of state. Many of us wish we could do just that. I wish him luck whatever he chooses to do. He’s a good and honest man.

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        • sherrymerlot says:

          Pegm, I wrote Dr. Hanson a letter right after the 2016 presidential election. It was really a means of slight identification with him, as I also became the heir to a multi-generational family ranch here in Texas. I told him how hard it was to sell such a place (in our case, about 148 years of ownership), but I really do believe that Dr. Hanson would sell his farm and leave now, were it not for elderly in-laws he needs to take care of in California as the main tie for his family. I doubt it will take too many more years for him, though. I wanted Dr. Hanson to know that it IS possible to make such a drastic change.

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      • jimsung says:

        “he was not opposed to illegal immigration”

        Mexifornia: A State of Becoming (2007)

        You might want to check out his book on the subject. It’s on Amazon. I don’t recall it being pro illegal immigration when I read it.

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      • feralcatsblog says:

        Neocon is putting it mildly. He wrote a book of 5? Savor Generals and David “Holy Quran” Petraeus was one of them. The very same Petraeus who lied to a congressional subcommittee saying Benghazi was caused by a video.

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  13. Smurfette says:

    There is documentation which shows the Rockerfellers, one of the dynasties Victor Davis mentions, financed the Hitler Reich. The Rockerfellers behind the deep state hide their wealth and concerns in no less than 200 trusts, entitiies or multicorporations. The Clintons learned from this and hence was born the Clinton Foundation borne to falsify their wealth and control behind a facade of charity. The Rockefellers actually have a foundation called Dogooder.

    Exceprt from http://educate-yourself.org/ga/RFcontents.shtml

    Introduction (1975 ) written by Lawrence P. McDonald, Member of Congress

    Dear Reader:

    The super rich in America enjoy power and prerogatives un-imaginable to most of us. Who can conceive of owning a private empire that includes 100 homes, 2,500 servants, untold thousands of luxuries, and untold millions of dollars? America has a royal family of finance that has known such riches for generations. It is, of course, the Rockefellers. But if the Rockefellers were content with their wealth, if their riches had satisfied their desires, this book would not have been written. And I would not be urging you to read it. Money alone is not enough to quench the thirst and lusts of the super-rich. Instead, many of them use their vast wealth, and the influence such riches give them, to achieve even more power.

    Power of a magnitude never dreamed of by the tyrants and despots of earlier ages. Power on a world wide scale. Power over people, not just products. [] And to my knowledge, not one has dared reveal the most vital part of the Rockefeller story: that the Rockefellers and their allies have, for at least fifty years, been carefully following a plan to use their economic power to gain political control of first America, and then the rest of the world. [<—Emphasis] POINT OF NO RETURN, TAKING OF AMERICA.

    Now do you believe the heavily invested and secret technology to undetectably electronically mind control and torture freedom-loving Americans? Rockerfellers and their Reichstaff are the deep state political and military vampires. The more this is revealed, the more likely we can dismantle them under President Trump’s leadership, but first he must be informed of what is harming freedom across the world.

    Do not be afraid. Wear the mantle of God. Be string. Detox from metals. Take potassium iodide. Educate your friends and family. Yes, it can be that simple, because no matter how much money they spend to brainwash God’s true follwers with highntech…it’s faith and liw tech that will save the day…along with a freedom-loving President in POTUS Donald J. Trump!

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    • Smurfette says:

      faith and low tech

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      • lemmus1 says:

        …you need therapy …seriously

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      • Carrie2 says:

        Smurfette, what always amazes me is how so many in this country and especially Silicon Valley (I was a computer IT, thank you) became unseemly or uber rich in this country!!! and then become turncoats with their riches to become democrats and hate Trump and want to own us, that is Google, FB and Lord knows how many other sites. I was taught in my Computer Science classes NEVER ever enter into a social site as not trustworthy and that is exactly what we have been seeing over and over again. Gates liked Common Core, and he and Buffet send lots of money to other countries, but little to nothing here. Soros is still here with his family and they need to be packed up and shipped directly to Putin who wants to get his hand on the Soros family, and then close down the many, many .orgs that sound like they are for America but definitely are not. We need to close down the FBI and CIA and NSA and if necessary form new ones which will be real patriots and Americans, like many SEALS and vets who are sharper than what we have been seeing. We must hang all traitors whether in Congress or in the FBI/CIA/NSA who have proven they are against our Republic and all for owning our Republic. Thanks to SD, we get updates and information and I thank God every day for this site. It show faith in God and how we can have that same faith and thank God for Trump and what we can do to MAGA.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Smur, it still bothers me as I come from a Jewish background, how rich Jews here and Soros at age 14 changed his name and went to help Hitler murder his own people, steal everything of value he had, and yet was allowed (I have heard but can’t vouch for it) by Bill Clinton to be here. He and so may other uber rich and globalists are continuing being traitors and it is up to us to stop them asap.

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  14. I love how they pretty much throw up their hands at the end and say “well, we’re doomed – they play dirty and we just can’t do that”

    This is why Trump won, but apparently after 48 months he’s been worn down and is starting to act like them.

    If the Trump of January 2017 knew what the Trump of today was going through, he’d have declared a state of emergency, closed the southern border, had the army corps of engineers build the wall, and arrested journalists and editors for inciting riots.

    If the Trump of January 2017 were brought forward in time to meet the Trump of today, he’d slap the Trump of today awake.

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    • Joshua says:

      Hilarious.

      That was pretty good

      The Trump of today would most likely slap him right back. Backhanded. While muttering “how little you know”.

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    • OmegaManBlue says:

      But you have to somewhat accept the landscape for what it is and what it’s becoming. Yes Trump needs to clamp down on the boarder. But congress has a say in what he does as does the courts. And VDH was right in Trump needing to reach out to the Black and Hispanic vote to win. President Trump has done so with the Black community. Now it’s up to congress to act. And as we all know the problem is there. The party needs an realignment away from the Chamber crowd. If Trump can force that he may get a second term. If he can’t it doesn’t matter how good the economy is. The time of it’s the economy, stupid has passed. Trump has to play the hand he was dealt.

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      • “The party needs an realignment away from the Chamber crowd. If Trump can force that he may get a second term.”

        Trump has full executive authority to declare a state of emergency and 100% shut down the southern border, including commerce.

        This would cause the donor class to lose upward of 50% of their revenues.

        They could litigate it, but a proper attorney with high court experience could tie that up for months, and months would be all that is required to do irreparable damage to Donor Coffers.

        They would be FORCED to twist arms in congress regardless of “party in power” to muscle through Trump’s border security and immigration packages.

        Why has he not done this?
        Give me a plausible reason.

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      • Run (fund) socialist and/or Green party candidates in the general election. I think that’s the only sure way we will win in 2020.

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  15. 🍺Gunny66 says:

    OK. I listened to the interview. Victor David Hansen is a very intelligent individual.

    However, this is where I separate from all or most of these intellectual’s.

    They are excellent at telling us what is wrong and how it is not supposed to be this way according to our founding fathers.

    They are exceptional at putting the issues into words.
    And……this makes all of us feel good on the inside, so that we feel….

    “yes this person understands us.”

    Therefore, most will say: “I like him”

    But if you notice, virtually none of these so called “intellectuals”has a solution or a recommended action to fix these issues.

    He did agree that the wall would provide the cure…….20 years from now.

    He said nothing about election fraud.

    And any time you ask most of these people what can we do?
    It is rinse and repeat.

    As in the interview he was not even asked that question or they will say 20 years from now, which he did, or they will say we must take back the House before we can do anything.

    So they pontificate, they sell books, they say things we want to hear.

    Ya know what I want to hear? Pelosi being arrested for her crimes. All of them being charged with crimes……clean them out…..

    Because the GOPe have returned to their same tactics.

    Hey, this is the problem, but we can’t fix it or Hey…..it’s Russia’s fault.

    As far as Rush goes…let’s see…….he came back a ways…. let’s see if he stays there.

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    • OmegaManBlue says:

      I somewhat heard a solution. Realignment of the party was it. If we can’t pull that off at least Trump’s court picks has given this country some more time to try and correct itself.

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      • Smurfette says:

        Trump’s court picks through Senate confirmations (hurray!) are essential to prevent deep state harassment of innocent Americans who are battling corrupted officials and being gang-stalked for fighting globalists.

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      • lydia00 says:

        Republicans could become the party of the vast but vanishing middle class. But, the elites in Congress don’t want that. Note. Lindsay Graham only became angry when the left went after another DC elite. If you watch closely, that’s how it works with them. They do not care about the vanishing middle class. They rarely consider us unless it’s election time. That’s why I defend Trump when people get stuck on him being rude or vulgar. Who cares? The middle class has been vanishing. Why do they 5hink Trump was elected yet immediately the elites worked against him. Who is the enemy here?

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      • Some say we need a third party. I say we need to destroy the two we have and get two new ones. (But like all good seers, I have to ask, “how do we make those new parties good, for our inalienable rights, especially to a government of the people, by the people and for the people?)

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    • GB Bari says:

      Your reaction is exactly my impression, Gunny.

      I rarely get to post early enough in these comments sections to say something that hasn’t been previously posted in one form or another.

      You happen to hit the major irritation that I felt after the clip ended. Beautifully articulated descriptions of problems and state of the culture (so to speak). But virtually no solutions.

      I think these intellectuals have figured this out long ago. They get viewers interest up by saying the right things but they avoid displeasing many viewers by offering any solutions that aren’t universally popular. That’s Because there are few if any solutions to the current problems that *are* universally popular.

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        It’s easy to critique, and some do it much better than others. But offering solutions just might put oneself out of a job. I’m not implying such with VDH, but many pundits make their living selling problems – not solutions.

        “I rarely get to post early enough in these comments sections to say something that hasn’t been previously posted in one form or another.” And for this, I thank you. The fact that you actually read before posting, and do not repeat what has already been said numerous times, is what makes your posts worthwhile. 🙂

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      • scslayer says:

        Unfortunately, it’s because there is no solution. Our quiver is full but the flood gates are open and we are being attacked from all directions. Only so many arrows.
        There is a reason the US is not mentioned in prophecy. Our fight continues but human nature and sin have already written the end to this story. Doesn’t mean we stop fighting, that’s in my nature, to fight, and that’s how I’ll raise my three daughters.
        The majority want to be controlled rather than be in control. All we can do is slow and manage the decline.

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    • cripto says:

      Yes I understand your point. But the SD post cut off the rest of the interview. There are others who are doing serious ‘swamp draining’ stuff, but both the MSM and SD do not post it. Why is that?
      “During the election pandemonium FBI Director Wray seized on the opportunity to name new Special Agents in Charge in 7⃣ Field Offices + made changes at HQ”. These jurisdictions are implicated specifically in Child trafficking.

      For example, the FBI director, a favourite target here has replaced strategic FBI heads in dodgy areas.
      Read this twitter feed.
      Shannon
      @Avery1776

      (And the LastRefuge2 was sent the information)

      And, no mention that the prime objective by the FBI is to stop trafficking of children,

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    • Nancy Steger says:

      Agreed! It’s about theory when what we need is action. Also, I have to wonder how we can use our cultural/legal/political institutions to work our way out of this totalitarian mudslide when they have become corrupt to the point of nonexistence. Even when conservatives hold the offices, the Leftists still have the power, because there is no longer a solid ethical/ cultural foundation to hold up a nation.

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    • Piggy says:

      They can’t or won’t give any answers or solutions because they will be permanently labeled. They will be shunned, crushed and their livelihood more then likely ruined.

      Historians all know the answer. They’re not going to say it though.

      The solutions lie within we the normals. That’s how it’s supposed to be. The cliche “get involved” means more then just voting. People need to get on boards, committee’s, etc…Definitely not leaving it to younger generations to do for they lack experience and wisdom.

      If the goal is to restore America or to “conserve” our culture we first have to know the foe. The Uniparty. The Uniparty has two real motives and they are power (to keep)and fear(of us). Know the players. Second, stop letting them have everything. Getting on low level city committee’s is a start.

      Lots more of course. But this is a start.

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    • Paula Daly says:

      It’s not up to them, it’s up to us to save our country. They do their part in ways we cannot. I talk to strangers about our great country everywhere I go weekly. Educate them.

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    • They(“higher intelligence”) people ALWAYS present the problem and talk AROUND THE SOLUTION w/out ever giving one…Know WHY??? Because they ARE AFRAID OF WHAT THE SOLUTION MIGHT BRING!!!…IF anyone looks back throughout our history we will find the issues but NOT the solutions. Last one to present problem/solution — Ronald Reagan!!!

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    • That’s been my argument with Rush for years. He’ll spend 3 hours telling everyone how bad it is but does not offer one single idea to fix the problem. And if you notice, he hardly ever rants over illegals invading the US.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Agreed. And he is not even great with his history. This midterm election was a triumph for the President over the normal. It took another Monster Vote to overcome deeply entrenched voter fraud and massive amounts of money. What are “our” tactics for the next two years? The funding sources must be ended, for one.

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    • Lactantius says:

      Gunny66, I respect you and your comment. But I disagree. Your mind and my mind are already made up concerning the establishment and the deep swamp. I vote Republican out of default.

      We are at the tipping point and we may very well lose our rule-of-law, limited government, free market, constitutional republic to free-wheeling socialists who will rule over us with an emotion laden agenda.

      Nowhere on television do I know of a place where Victor Davis Hanson and others are invited to give view to their opinions and explanations. Not all people are alike, but many people have to hear ideas that challenge their minds before they start to think about the issues.

      I post under the name Lactantius. When that saint was advising the first holy Roman emperor, Constantine, he wrote: The first point of wisdom is to discern what is false, the second to know what is true. Many people have to have what is false pointed out to them before they join in the search for the truth.

      What concerns me on this site is the overabundance of commenters who sniff the glue of conspiracy theory, who want a battle plan from off the shelf, who have a short cut to a solution which always seems to involve some sort of armed force.

      I still do not know or understand how to identify a “neo-con” or sniff out the invisible hand of conspiracy or create the perfect strategy. My uncle was in the Army signal corps and he found himself deep into German territory due to the Germans creating the “bulge” in the Battle of the Bulge. His mission was made useless and he had to work his way alone out of the situation which involved rotten weather, rivers to cross and massive German presence. He made it. But only through sheer will power, luck and keeping his head. Maybe the Rothschilds were to blame, maybe there was a Battle of the Bulge conspiracy, maybe his General McCauliffe was incompetent, maybe this and maybe that. All I know is that he was surrounded by super-sized bad luck and he did what he could do.

      Victor Davis Hanson does not have a “solution.” Neither, I suspect, does President Donald J. Trump. What they have is their instincts, informed by their experience and the willingness to stand up and be counted. That is why I referenced my uncle. Instincts and experience and determination go a very long way when you are up to your ass in alligators.

      Victor Davis Hanson did offer a possible path. It involves the Republicans capturing the working class and the hard workers who are not bottom dwellers on welfare or dilettantes addicted to self adulation and trying to buy their happiness.

      We have a two party system. The Republicans are only slightly more palatable than the DemonizingRats. There is no sign that the Righteous Party is going to spring wholly formed from the bosom of the populace. So which party do we go to work on? There is no choice. The DemonizingRats are deep into destroying 229 years of longest, continuous form of government in the history of the world, so they are out.

      Time and tide wait for no man. We do have to act, but that also has to be tempered with the patience of knowing how to act and when to act. We each have to learn how to listen and then suggest a different way to frame the issue in order to bring people along to supporting our cause. But first, we have to know what our “cause” is. It is a lousy salesman who does not know his product.

      Victor Davis Hanson and Mark Levin are educating those who want to learn. I know a bazillion and a half numbskulls who will never hear them because they are on “Faux News.” So, when and where I can, I talk softly and try to wedge open a crack in their concrete heads and get them to kind-of, sort-of think a bit differently. Its the only way I know how to fight.

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      • zorrorides says:

        thanks for sharing your thoughts today

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      • RatedProduct says:

        “…talk softly and try to wedge open a crack in their concrete heads and get them to kind-of, sort-of think a bit differently.”
        So difficult to do when the most important element of your message is to convince someone they have been duped. For a very long time.
        Thanks for a very enlightening/optimistic comment.
        Maybe we can pull this off after all.

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      • weareallandrew says:

        Bravo Zulu.
        SD, where is that +1000 likes button on wordpress?

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  16. WSB says:

    Hanson’s understanding of the press is pinpoint.

    He aptly describes the press’ frustration with President Trump who does not conform to their understanding of their position in the world; however, Hanson does not explain that President Trump understands their game of twisting a narrative to color and many times lie about a president’s views.

    President Trump normally overrides the press by tweeting his views directly. Thus, no need for a middleman.

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  17. WSB says:

    Hanson has a very good assessment of Acosta.

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  18. Jane Smith says:

    “From each according to his ability…to each according to his need.”
    Marxism can work…as long as there is only one person.
    The problems start when the second person is introduced in to the system.

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  19. BSR says:

    That pic of Luntz, Rubio, Jeb, and Dana reminds me of this video every time Sundance posts it lol. The last 20 seconds in particular captures the essence of that pic perfectly.

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  20. wolfrom1 says:

    Excellent interview. Wish everyone would take time to listen.
    Here at CTH, we listen and want more. The large majority see
    The caption “why l like Trump” and scroll on, not knowing they
    have been conditioned. Until the monopoly of information is broken
    it will be very hard to change minds.

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  21. As I watch Levin’s show every Sunday night… this one was superb. I have always respected VDH. Two very smart minds for a full hour. 🍷

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  22. VDH has a fine mind and his ability to convey complex thoughts with clarity is quite rare. He is also deeply learned–having studied both the classics and history; the latter after all formed the foundation for much of the thinking of our founders. We NEED people like VDH to articulate the reasons why the true conservatism of limited federal government, maintenance of our constitutional form of government, and a return to common sense norms is superior to the garbage being peddled by most of the press.

    His role is not to have specific policy prescriptions, but the evaluate the current era against what has worked in the past–and this he does brilliantly. It would be great to better leverage thinkers like VDH to provide a better intellectual backbone for young and new MAGA politicians, imho.

    i thought the interview was terrific; Levin is so much more thoughtful (and for me, more palatable) when he is speaking with someone he considers an equal. Hanson’s ideas about how bleak the short term outlook is, vs. optimism for the medium term were interesting; I would have liked to hear more about how the thinks that could occur.

    This election showed how powerful the propaganda promoted by the leftists, combined with big $$ from folks like Soros, Bloomberg and Steyer were in changing the results of House elections. VDH hinted at this. How we can turn the tide so that people hear the truth is beyond me, but at least Hanson is a truth teller, which we sorely need.

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  23. I’m still sore/raw over Levin’s EXTREMELY nasty treatment of Trump and Trump Supporters back at election time. He was so bitter and cruel. Burn me once shame on you,..burn me twice shame on me.

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    • Landslide says:

      I heard Dennis Prager say that one can have all knowledge, but WISDOM is only from God. Ironic that many intellectuals (and pseudo-intellectuals) were/are wildly anti-Trump.

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    • lolli says:

      I agree.
      Levin, self proclaimed constitutional genius, wanted us to elect a Canadian and pushed for convention of the states.
      Turned around when losing fans.
      Now at faux.
      All at faux have same masters Some given Moore leeway to keep us tuning in.
      JMO

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    • delmarvajim says:

      I also remember the snarky comment Levin made about Sundance one evening. Levin said that Sundance should stick to stocking grocery shelves and not try to act like Sundance knows anything about the politics of America

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  24. NJF says:

    Great interview. This format is lacking in today’s soundbite media.

    Loved this bit, and I often say the same thing when arguing with people who buy into the dem ideology.

    “The elites are not impacted by the ideologies they want imposed on society.” (Paraphrase)

    It drives me crazy.

    There shouldn’t be a wall///live behind a wall
    Let all illegals stay /// illegals don’t live in their neighborhoods
    School choice is bad /// sendstheir kids to private schools
    Abolish 2nd amendment /// have armed security for protection
    Speech censorship is good /// they can spew whatever hateful rhetoric they want
    Affluent people need to pay their “fair share” /// use every loophole available to avoid paying taxes
    Etc, etc.

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  25. StanH says:

    These are known problems that someone as erudite VDH can put into wonderful texture. He only confirms what we know, our great country is in peril. The system is rigged to create a phony left vs right struggle when in reality both sides are moving in the same direction one just a little faster then the other. The entire apparatus of the Imperial Federal Government is bought and paid for by a handful of incredibly wicked, wealthy people.

    The good news, we have them fully exposed. We know to what level they are willing to go to achieve their result. Nothing is off the table on the dark side (demorcats). The converse should be true as well, nothing should be off our table. We need to use every tool in our tool box to defeat this lunacy. And most importantly, support our great President Donald J Trump, and we can win this struggle.

    MAGA! …by knowing what we know. .

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  26. Oh, if only all discourse in our Country was so civil and enlightening.

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  27. huecowacko says:

    Gotta love that movie pic labled with Luntz, Rubio, Bush, and Perino, expressions are priceless; looks like the expressions on the faces of various swamp creatures at PDJT inaugural speech/ceremonies. Except, maybe, there was more malevolence in their expressions.

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  28. Suite D says:

    Hanson is a talker. I prefer fighters.

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  29. lydia00 says:

    This is worth listening to whether you like him or not. He makes a great point about Trumps election and it changing the bigger picture,

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  30. Caius Lowell says:

    VDH has got it going on…

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  31. Mickjt says:

    One clear thing is evident from lots of the above posts…The Lib Trolls have found CTH and are attacking!

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  32. jmuniz1 says:

    Victor Hansen Davis is right and though I do not like Mark Levin

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  33. doppler says:

    It’s good to hear a conservative intellectual put our current times into context like this. Too bad our universities don’t stimulate, rather than suppress the airing of such views, the civil debate between such thinkers and lefty counterparts.

    But Intellectuals seldom have strong executive abilities, running classes, with a bell to cut them off, or grants to win and administer, is usually as far as it extends. All that ability to see how things are doesn’t necessarily come with the ability to see how to change it.

    President Trump has been a veritable whirling dervish as Chief Executive, in winning, changing the direction of the country, circumventing the media, remaking SCOTUS, renegotiating trade deals and alliances, driving the economy forward, against all odds, and despite broadly united and deeply entrenched opposition. I don’t know how he does it, but am grateful for his talents and energy. He also tends to bring out the worst in his opposition, like Cuomu arguing, “we were never that great,” and the airhead Socialists challenging the rudderless corruptocrats for leadership, with no real strategy other than “globalism” and election fraud.

    To extend his accomplishments, and to revitalize the great American spirit in academia and the media, perhaps the President should sponsor a series of debates at different universities, pitting our best conservative intellects against all comers, in old school intellectual debate and discourse. Schools that don’t allow conservative voices on campus, or who enable Antifa thugs to violently disrupt, should have their federal funding cut. Let this Trump generation of students at least hear the founding principles strongly articulated and defended. Let the airhead socialists and Machiavellian Marxists expose themselves as dunces or frauds while their young.

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  34. LULU says:

    I’m seeing that old “my pundit is better than your pundit” in a world where we should not need pundits but do our own homework and use our own minds. CTH is a place to do homework, with resources included. Analysis with backup as opposed to just slapdash opinions off the top of one person’s head.

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  35. hard masada says:

    Mr. Davis is pretty much a regular on Tucker Carlson’s show. Mr Davis is a very rational thinking scholar, he admits he wasn’t fully onboard with Trump but as time went on he stated Trump was what the country needed at this time.

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  36. William says:

    I’ve heard it said (by some repeating what they got from social scientists) that liberals/progressives and conservatives are of opposing personality types. Liberals are open-minded, while conservatives are the opposite: suspicious, closed-minded, and so on. The reality is that liberals and progressives are no more open-minded than conservatives. In fact, liberals do protect their ideas and values much more forcefully and are more close-minded than conservatives. Liberals trample over the values held by conservatives without hesitation and with self-righteous indignation.

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  37. Lactantius says:

    I recently finished a 7,000 mile, three week round trip from central Virginia to Phoenix and back by way of Galveston and New Orleans. My rule is to take the old federal highways and visit small town America. The vast expanse of boarded up Main Street U.S.A. is instructive. The number of abandoned buildings is instructive. Eating in cafes and staying in local motels is instructive.

    Sears is closing after having invented mail order merchandising. Millennials don’t care for boobs and Hooters is losing market share. Amazon has got a strangle hold on the US Postal Service and Fed Ex. My cat litter (crystals) is manufactured and shipped from China. City sprawl is metastasizing. People shop on their cell phones while nearly hitting me in the opposite lane.

    We are a fragmented society and rapidly becoming tribal with narrow outlooks and small-minded views. The worst among us are the Progressives who preach tolerance and diversity while dividing people into groups which they hiss at.

    Education is based on critical thinking. “Critical” thinking for the DemonizingRats means disparaging, fault-finding, and being condemnatory. They find us deplorable. Beneath pond scum. But critical thinking is actually explanatory, analytical and possibly evaluative.

    For example, evolution occurs. Climate changes.The Progressives jump into speculation that man causes evolution to do things and for the climate to change. In actual critical thinking, that is an hypothesis, a theory. It is the starting point for the “scientific method.” But Progressives jump to the conclusion and go straight to condemning those who are chanting their mantra. Conservatives accept the proof of the scientific method and consider the proof as fact. Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius at one atmosphere of pressure. Meet all of those conditions and it always comes out the same. There is no consensus of what “scientists” believe to be taking place involved. If a consensus of “anti-boiling” scientists agree that water does not ever boil, so what?

    All of this is to say that Progressives are a bunch emotional ninnies who carp and belittle and defame and challenge Joy Behar to view us in an ever spiraling descent of disgust. We are Nazis and Neanderthals and really dirty birdies. People who actually employ academic critical thinking look at such blather by Progressives and they don’t know where to begin. No matter how patient and prepared you are in addressing Progressive classes or groups, the “Jim Acosta” types destroy the free speech conditions with their dog and pony show antics. The free exchange of ideas is just a ruse for drawing stooges into the circus where triggered monkeys rudely perform their piety attacks.

    So, we have to work to regain the ground from which can we are free the screaming dissent of Progressive political correctness hall monitors. FoxNews and internet sites are our Refuge. Our Last Refuge. We have to build from there or admit that we do not have what it takes to even try to build and grow.

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  38. Kent says:

    I only recently discovered Mr. Hansen in the last few days and have watched several of his videos…I like him.

    I have also recently noticed a subtle shift in the atmosphere here on CTH in the readers comments.

    I believe the left is making its move more overtly against us than in the past here……..in their world history will be re-written and those who state the truth must be silenced.

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  39. Attorney at Law says:

    Please watch the video, and then view the comments; not the other way around.

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  40. Right to reply says:

    The entrepreneurs of today, from the children of the Hippy era, and Grunge era, are the most dangerous of all. People like Bezos, Guttenberg don’t necessarily hate wealth, or affluence. They like the Clinton’s, like Soros, use it to gain prevention power. To prevent anyone else gaining a rung on the ladder of success, to prevent freedom in all its forms unless it satisfies a select minority, a minority which they can control. It matters not what the owner of Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, or Google decides to do. They never ever have to deal with the consequences of their actions, and that is why they are the most dangerous of all.

    The ordinary man, and woman, daily has to think of the consequences of all of their actions.

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  41. letty bromenschenkel says:

    Tragic::: The TRUMP rise to POTUS story could be one of History’s greatest modern-day stories
    if the revenge for losing their rigged election was set aside by the left
    and the corrupt media.
    His courage, class, determination, vision, could be a role model for any
    citizen seeking greatness for the NATION.
    It will / could /should be a greater story that a white man with black skin
    named OBAMA becoming a “FIRST” black hate and revenge filled POTUS.
    OBAMA only pursued self-adulation to enrich himself on the wave of hate
    and division.
    I hope someone writes the story.

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