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2017-07-09 14:38:50 UTC
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While de Blasio whined in Germany, Trump was our defender
By Michael Goodwin July 8, 2017 | 10:15pm

It is a tale of two New Yorkers. Donald Trump goes to Germany to defend
Western civilization and promote economic growth. Bill de Blasio goes to
Germany to throw verbal Molotov cocktails and promote socialism.

One is the leader of the free world, the other is a great pretender.

The mayor was in full Putz mode as he abandoned his City Hall post to
join the anarchists, socialists and violent leftists trying to disrupt
the G-20 summit. In the history of low moments in New York politics, de
Blasio’s stunt stands out.

His decision to join an international rabble marked by vandalism and
violence to “protest” Trump, the head of his own country and a citizen
of his own city, shows where the mayor’s heart is.

Politically, it’s foolish — the city needs federal cash, and biting the
hand that feeds is never wise.

Yet wisdom eludes de Blasio. He came of age with a fondness for Fidel
Castro and the murderous Sandinistas, and refuses to grow up.

He kept his trip a secret until he was leaving, knowing he would be
denounced. So he skulked out of town in the aftermath of a police
assassination, the slow-motion collapse of the subways and a record
surge in homelessness.

For what? To talk about climate change and gay marriage to foreigners
nearly 4,000 miles away.

George Will has called such posturing “moral grandstanding” and argues
that, for modern liberals, “feeling good about themselves” is the
central goal.

Self-congratulation certainly was high on the mayor’s agenda. He boasted
to his hosts about the diversity of New York subway riders, as if that
just started on his watch.

The timing was especially awkward given that those subway riders are
united in their fury about decrepit service. Far be it from de Blasio to
do anything about it except grab a freebie trip to Europe and talk,
talk, talk.

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Defending his decision to bolt, the mayor called a city radio show to
insist that “all the issues that need to be attended to, I am attending
to . . . regardless of where I am.”

He has it exactly backward. He should have stayed in New York and phoned
in his cliched remarks to Germany. By doing the opposite, de Blasio
shows he has checked out of his day job in hopes of getting a better one.

He should thank his lucky stars if he keeps the one he has.

In the last 60 years, voters fired just two mayors after a single term,
and in both cases the city faced a staggering crisis. Abe Beame got the
boot over the brush with bankruptcy, and David Dinkins was replaced as
crime soared and the quality of life plummeted.

There are no comparable emergencies facing Gotham now, but de Blasio is
testing the assumption that he can coast to re-election in November.
Perhaps his sneaky disappearing act will persuade enough voters that
it’s time to find an alternative.

Until they do, they’re stuck with a mayor who neglects their cares to
become a pet rock of the international left. In his phone call, he said
his role was to “set a tone and say we are not going to be intimidated
by President Trump.”

Under that definition of his job, New York can go to hell and it’s not
his problem. He’s got more important things to do.

In contrast to the mayor’s embarrassing trip, Trump was on a serious
mission to combat terrorism and shape international trade rules to
create more jobs for Americans. As he had in his Mideast visit, where he
rallied Muslim nations, the president demonstrated a strong sense of
purpose about confronting global threats to freedom.

Most important, Trump this time placed that fight in the context of
defending Western civilization itself.

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“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will
to survive,” he said in his remarkable speech in Warsaw. “Do we have the
confidence in our values to defend them at any cost?

“Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do
we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the
face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”

The references to values and borders were a smash with ordinary Poles,
but didn’t sit well with the sloppy secularists and socialists leading
Europe to ruin. No doubt de Blasio hated it, too.

Good — that was the point.

Unlike his predecessor, Trump doesn’t travel to apologize for America
and surrender to multi-cultural sensitivities. He was elected to slam
the brakes on the poisonous ideas that redistribution of wealth and
managing decline are the president’s chief duties.

What exactly he will do instead remains a work in progress. Yet
gradually, and sometimes by fits and starts, Trump’s America First
agenda is emerging as a coherent doctrine that sees faith and family as
a bedrock of national peace and prosperity. And those, in turn, are key
to his vision of American global leadership.

As he put it in closing in Warsaw, we are engaged in a battle “for
family, for freedom, for country and for God.”

Naturally, much of the media obsessed about whether the president would
confront Vladimir Putin about Russian attempts to meddle in last year’s
election, but they got more than they bargained for when Trump first
used a press conference to accuse then-President Barack Obama of doing
nothing about Russia because he assumed Hillary Clinton would win the
election.

Though you wouldn’t know it from the horrified media reaction, Trump is
right. Jeh Johnson, Obama’s head of homeland security, admitted as much
to Congress, saying Trump’s early warnings of a “rigged” election made
the White House nervous about going public on Russia because it might
appear Obama was trying to unfairly tip the race to Clinton.

Trump did raise the meddling issue with Putin, though he gets no credit
from the usual suspects. Whether he was forceful enough remains to be
seen, but it was important to confront Putin in the context of pushing
back against Russian aggressions elsewhere.

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Baxter
2017-07-09 19:02:46 UTC
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While de Blasio whined in Germany, Trump was our defender
By Michael Goodwin July 8, 2017 | 10:15pm
It is a tale of two New Yorkers. Donald Trump goes to Germany to
defend Western civilization and promote economic growth.
yeeeaaah: http://tinyurl.com/y97oq6k3

Somehow, I don't see much interaction there with Trump
Curt Portland
2017-07-10 16:39:35 UTC
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I don't see much interaction there
But first your heart is spasming again, innit?

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Curt Portland
2017-08-02 15:09:23 UTC
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I don't see much interaction
But first your heart is spasming again, innit?

Better take your nitroglycerin pills, bypass boy, your arteries are
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