House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–CA), apparently unable to use Twitter, sent the President a message the old-fashioned way.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–CA), apparently unable to use Twitter, sent the President a message the old-fashioned way.

Before the president self-nominates himself for the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the shutdown of the government, the most serious threat to the Republic since the British burned down the White House in the War of 1812, I second the nomination.

It couldn’t have happened without him!

Yet another feather in his MAGA cap, in my humble opinion.

While there may be differing opinions about who actually won the 35-day war between the president and all the real Americans who wanted the wall vs. the enemies of the people, the Democrats who want to open the door to let in all the rapists, murderers, criminal gangs, mothers walking with their children from Central America and other terrorists to pollute and endanger the country from sea to shining sea, the president settled the question in the Rose Garden speech (1/25/19), in effect, by thanking himself for ending the shutdown he had caused. Magnanimity in victory or defeat has never been one of his marks of leadership.

History, it has been said, is written by the victor, and President Plump is a winner. Already the world’s greatest deal maker, in his book, as evidenced by his four bankruptcies and nine failing brand name products, along with17 of 19 leases on his brand name being terminated in his first six months in office, he will be rightfully proud of what will go down in the history books as the Great Compromise of 2018.

This should be no surprise. As the win-win president, when the game is all over by 2020 or whenever he is impeached or resigns because of doctor’s orders--the combination of high cholesterol and bone spurs making him physically, as well as mentally, unfit to serve the public any longer-- and self-pardoning himself in advance of any possible raps, he will be declaring himself in his farewell to the nation address as the greatest president we ever had, including Washington, Jefferson, Madison, a random sampling.

But I digress.

In only 35 days, the president had the courage in the war against Queen Nancy the First and her side kick, Prince Chuck, to finally say: “You may fire when ready, Gridley.”* or whatever he said to himself when getting ready to throw in the towel. Maybe it was “I have only one lie to give to my country.” American history has not been one of the fat man’s strengths.

It wasn’t enough the president might have had trouble trying to remember exactly who might be this “Roger Stone” –the latest indictee of a so-called member of the president’s inner circle, the modern equivalent of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves? Was he the coffee guy or a caddy at the golf club? He had the same problem at one time recalling that Michael Cohen was his personal lawyer in charge of lying about payoffs to porn stars and Playmate calendar gals!

Nevertheless, it has been a profile in courage watching the President of Some of the People All the Time establishing his credentials in the art of compromise by re-opening the doors of the government he had closed down.

Earlier, he had the courage to call the big beautiful concrete wall the Mexicans would pay for a beautiful steel slat wall. Or a fence. Whatever.

He had the courage to say the real Americans who worked for the federal government didn’t mind not getting paid in the fight for the wall.

Real Americans, as the Commerce Secretary argued, could always take out loans from Wells Fargo or other financial institutions he might own stock in.

True, the only people who may not have minded the government going dark were the Marxists who had been saying all along that capitalism would wither away.

Also Libertarians. Despite the speed bump of 800,000 going hungry and the threat of planes crashing without air controllers on duty, it proved the Libertarian theory that government was over-staffed.

There were those who were calling the Great Compromiser a “coward,” ignoring the old American maxim, “He who runs away lives to fight another day” (See “The Coward’s Almanac or The Yellow Pages,” edited by Marvin Kitman, Doubleday, 1975).

Above all, he had the courage to face Ann Coulter!

The leader of the Stepford Wives wing of the media, including Laura Ingram and Rush Limbaugh, Coulter immediately called the president “the greatest wimp since George H. W. Bush,” demeaning the nation’s wimps. The president may be a fifth grade student level, but he is no wimp.

Witness his rebuttal: “Maybe I didn’t return her phone call or something.”

Among the president’s weapons in strengthening border security, as I was the first to suggest, might be recordings played over the loudspeakers, of Ann Coulter’s radio rants. Who would want to come into a country where hers is the voice of reason to real Americans who want the wall?”

Of course, the war isn’t really over. It’s only an armistice until Feb. 15. But for those of us who believe Tiny Trump is the best president we have, the way to claim victory is to quit while you’re ahead.



Marvin Kitman,
Jan. 28, 2019

* It was Dewey, not Tom the 1948 Republican presidential nominee, but the Commodore, who told U.S. Navy Captain Charles Gridley on May 1, 1898 during the Battle of Manila Bay to fire when ready.

Marvin Kitman is the author of “The Making of the Preƒident 1789.” “George Washington’s Expense Account” by Gen. George Washington and Marvin Kitman PFC (Ret.) was the best-selling expense account in publishing history.