FoxNews.com reported on Wednesday that
President Trump seemed to declare himself a heavyweight champion in politics on Wednesday, tweeting out a picture of his face superimposed onto one of actor Sylvester Stallone as Rocky.
The tweet, which didn’t include any context, came after polling showed voters souring on impeachment and as House Democrats prepare another round of hearings in the ongoing impeachment inquiry. On Tuesday, Trump denounced Democrats’ inquiry to a packed rally in Florida.
“First it was the Russia hoax,” Trump said. “And now the same maniacs are pushing the deranged … impeachment” narrative.
For the past few months, Trump has been fending off accusations that he sought to influence the 2020 election by pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
The president and Republicans have denied any wrongdoing and repeatedly portrayed Trump as the victim of a partisan attempt to overturn the 2016 election.
“It is a Democrat Scam that is going nowhere but, future Presidents should in no way be compromised. What has happened to me should never happen to another President!” Trump tweeted Tuesday.
Trump also tweeted a clip of Fox News host Pete Hegseth reporting on the massive crowd size of Tuesday night’s rally in Florida. During interviews with Hegseth, rally attendees expressed their support for the president.
“I come from a family of Democrats and I just can’t take the swamp anymore,” one attendee said. Another said that he grew up as a Democrat but became a “staunch supporter of Trump.”
On Twitter, Trump faced a wave of mockery for posting a photo of his face on Rocky’s body. Some knocked his physical appearance, suggesting that he was nowhere near the shape that Rocky was. It also comes as Trump is dismissing rumors he had a health scare after a recent visit to Walter Reed Medical Center.
The photo also seemed to indicate Trump’s mood going into the second round of impeachment hearings, led by the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the committee’s chair, sent a letter to Trump, apparently welcoming a challenge for the first hearing, which is scheduled for Dec. 4.
In his invitation to the president, he asked whether “you and your counsel plan to attend the hearing or make a request to question the witness panel.”
We live in a “brave new world”, of that there is no doubt.
The vast majority of Americans own cellphones…and are on Twitter.
Yes, the 280 characters contained in a “Tweet” are definitely not the most eloquent way for a President to be communicating with the American Public, but they are clear, concise, and immediate.
There is no room for “weasel words” in a “Tweet”, unlike the addresses of the individual who occupied the Oval Office before President Trump.
Heck, Obama gave long speeches just so he could refer to himself ad infinitum in them.
Unfortunately, President-elect Trump will never be able to please the Main Stream Media or their masters in the Democratic Party Hierarchy.
Nor should he have to.
The Presidency of the United States of America is the most important leadership position on the Face of God’s Green Earth.
Both the Democrats and the Main Stream Media know that.
The problem is, they are all still having a conniption fit (Southern colloquialism for being upset over something to the point insanity) over the election of Donald J. Trump as the next President by us rubes here in Flyover Country.
In fact, they are so upset that they have retaliated by launching an investigation into non-existent “Russian Collusion” which failed spectacularly followed by an ongoing “Impeachment Inquiry” which is also doomed to failure.
The Democrats do not just want control of the White House…they want control of our very lives.
That is why they continue to try to bring down Trump.
They have been behaving for three years like spoiled little brats who need a timeout.
And, judging from the TV Ratings of the live coverage of “Impeachment Inquiry” and the rapidly dwindling r4eadership of Liberal Newspapers and Magazines, Americans are giving them one.
Meanwhile, POTUS is turning up the heat on them via his prolific use of Twitter and blunt, to-the-point evisceration of those who wish him to fail.
So, was this picture of him as “Rocky Balboa” just “tacky teasing” or is it a “terrific tactic”?
Actually, I believe that it is a bit of both.
When President Trump posts a tweet like this he communicates message which “Deplorables” in a great bit of irony, completely understand while going over the head of the out-of-touch “Smartest people in the room in the Beltway and on the Left Coast.
The ongoing Liberal reaction of both anger and false “concern” about the 45th President’s prolific use of Twitter reminds me of a strategy or “tactic” which can be seen in the 1982 movie, “Rocky III’, in a scene in which Rocky “The Italian Stallion” Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is fighting his heart out in the late stages of a “revenge” match against the animalistic Clubber Lang (Mr. T).
Beaten until he seemingly cannot stand anymore, Rocky starts teasing Clubber to hit him with his best shot. Clubber hits him time and again, while a seemingly-unfazed Rocky taunts him, saying, “You ain’t so bad”.
Eventually Clubber wears himself out, giving Rocky the opportunity to beat the living daylights out of him, leaving Clubber lying in the middle of the ring.
By teasing his opponent into a blinding rage, Rocky was able to accomplish his goal of winning back the World Heavyweight Championship.
By teasing the Democrat Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, in a similar fashion, President Trump has made them vulnerable, just as Rocky made Clubber, exposing their arrogance and intolerance.
And, as everyone now knows, he used this bit of misdirection along with spreading phony information that he was out playing golf to keep the Main Stream Media from knowing that he was on his way to Afghanistan to spend Thanksgiving with our Brightest and Best.
President Trump is not a professional politicians. He thinks like an average American, saying and tweeting what is on his mind.
Tacky teasing? Most definitely.
Terrific tactic? Most assuredly.
Isn’t Modern Technology wonderful?
Until He Comes,