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MAGA Vindicated: May, 2017

2017, Greatest Year in American History: May

As I give this MAGA review of of the first year of MAGA one month each day, I remind readers that I am not writing this live. I enjoyed Christmas morning.

I trust readers did too.

Now open this present, and celebrate.

May 1: “Trump unwinding Michelle Obama’s school lunch program rules.”

Trash cans starved as kids went back to eating lunch instead of throwing it away.


May 2: Hillary: “If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president.”

Spent $1.2 billion on an election, and not one penny on a calendar.


May 3: “Barack and Michelle Obama on Wednesday offered the first look at the design of the planned Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park — a campus of three buildings highlighted by an eye-catching museum, whose height and splaying walls would make a bold architectural statement. [SNIP] The library, though, will not contain Obama’s paper records.”

It will be a presidential library without a book. How fitting.


May 4: “Apple CEO Tim Cook said that his company will start a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States.”

Those jobs ain’t coming back.


May 5: “Unemployment rate drops to lowest level in a decade in April as economy adds 211,000 jobs.”


Those jobs ain’t coming back.


May 6: “Just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters say they trust most political polls.”

26% trust the polls? I don’t believe the number is that high.


May 7: “The Complete Works: Ranking All 374 Rolling Stones Songs.”

Number One? Donald Trump’s campaign theme song, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

You get what you need.


May 8: “First-quarter earnings are on pace to increase 13.5% from the same period a year earlier, according to FactSet. That would be the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth and the quickest pace since the third quarter of 2011, when earnings increased 16.7%.”

Stock prices up, unemployment down, earnings up.

Eleven months earlier, Obama said, “He just says, ‘Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well, what, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer.”

It’s a MAGA wand, honey.


May 9: “President Trump has dismissed the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the White House spokesman, Sean Spicer, said Tuesday.”

One Creature from the Black Lagoon down, 411,671 to go.


May 10: “Health insurance company Aetna will completely exit the ObamaCare exchanges in 2018.”

They elected a community organizer to design a plan to regulate a $3.2 trillion industry. Thank you, 69,498,516 morons.


May 11: “Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown was found guilty on 18 fraud and tax evasion charges Thursday afternoon in a Jacksonville federal court.”

The prosecutor said, “Congresswoman Brown and her chief of staff are alleged to have used the congresswoman’s official position to solicit over $800,000 in donations to a supposed charitable organization, only to use that organization as a personal slush fund.”

Taking bribes in the name of a fake charity — just who does she think she is?

Hillary Clinton?


May 12: “New applications for U.S. jobless benefits unexpectedly fell last week and the number of Americans on unemployment rolls hit a 28-1/2-year low, pointing to a rapidly tightening labor market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in June.”

Lowest since Reagan was president. There we go again.


May 13: “Trump: ‘In America We Do Not Worship Government, We Worship God’.”

That sound you heard was liberal heads exploding.


May 14:

More than two years after the state’s unprecedented oil bonanza fizzled to a lull, North Dakota — the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas — is experiencing a sort of boomlet that has pushed daily production back above 1 million barrels daily.

“There is a long-term optimism that was not here just a year ago,” said Williston Republican Sen. Brad Bekkedahl, whose western North Dakota district is in the epicenter of the state’s oil-producing region.

Trump approved two oil pipeline projects with his MAGA wand.


May 15: “President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials.”

Yes, it was information on defeating the Islamic State, which six months later was 5% of its size under Obama.


May 16: “Michael Moore, Harvey Weinstein to Reteam on Trump Doc ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’.”

Weinstein hired Michael Moore? That casting couch must be made of iron.


May 17: “Republicans in Congress fear President Trump could torpedo their majorities if he doesn’t save his White House from constant crisis and pivot to the issues voters elected him to deal with.”

Like building a wall, repealing Obamacare, and all those other things Republicans in Congress did not do.


May 18: “The Justice Department announced Wednesday that a law enforcement task force has taken out MS-13 leadership in Los Angeles.”

Bu-bu-but they are DREAMers brought here when they were little tiny baby thugs.


May 19: “Trump economic ‘uncertainty’ worse than ’08 financial crisis levels, index shows.”

In 2016, the polls lied. In 2017, the index lied.


May 20: “‘Penises Cause Climate Change’; Progressives Fooled by Peer-Reviewed Hoax Study.”

The story was by James DelingPOLE.


May 21: “Trump joins ceremonial sword dance in Saudi Arabia – video.”

Hava Nagila.


May 22: President Trump and his family become the first to fly directly from Riyadh to Israel in Air Force One.

The ballgame has changed when Donald Trump became the leader of the free world.

Rivlin walks slowly with an oxygen tank. Beauty is only skin deep. Our first lady’s beauty radiates from inside.


May 23: “Goodbye ISIS, Hello Losers.”

Ah, Scott Adams. He wrote, “President Trump just gave ISIS its new name: Losers. (Short for Evil Losers). If you think that’s no big deal, you’re wrong. It’s a big deal. This is – literally – weapons-grade persuasion from the most powerful Master Persuader of our time.”

Six months later, the Islamic State was a shriveled banana peel. Who wants to be a loser?


May 24: “Al Franken, comedian-turned-senator, takes on Donald Trump, TV-star-turned-president.”

Six months later, Trump got the last laugh.


May 25: “In April, real median household income reached $59,361, according to the latest report from Sentier Research. That’s up 2% since January, and is as high as it’s been since February 2002. Expressed as an index, median household income was 100.9 in April, which is the first time this index has topped 100 since December 2008.”

Best in 16 years.


May 26: The father of Marcellus shale retired.

Terry Engelder’s discovery helped make the world safer as the oil and natural gas from Marcellus liberates us from oil tyrants.


May 27: “Former Navy SEAL to Katy Perry: ‘Hold One of Your Concerts in Syria and See How That Goes’.”

The ex-Navy SEAL was responding to Perry’s recent interview Tuesday on the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show in which the singer made a plea for people to “co-exist” and to remove “barriers” and “borders” after the Manchester, U.K. Islamic terrorist attack that took the lives of at least 22 people, many of them children, and wounded at least 59 more.

Sadly, Muslim terrorists are turning England into Syria.


May 28: “Hillary Clinton for 2020 ‘not a good question,’ says Rahm Emanuel.”

It wasn’t a good answer for 2016.


May 29:

He was clear, concise and disciplined. Those were the key ingredients that created a striking success for President Trump in his first foreign trip.

If he can bottle that recipe and start each day in the Oval Office with a big gulp of it, his presidency gets a renewed chance to live up to its promises.

Trump’s clarity on the global stage was a reminder of why he was elected. Much as he did in the campaign on his best days, he cut through the BS to get to the heart of contentious issues and offer forceful solutions.

Well, for once he was dealing with adults instead of Congress and the U.S. media. He had to up his game.


May 30: “Photographer defends his picture of Kathy Griffin holding decapitated Trump head.”

You knew then what would happen next.


May 31: “Kathy Griffin Fired by CNN Over Gruesome Photo of Trump.”

Oh my, it was a very good year and we had not even made it to June.


Final score: GOOD 23, EVIL 8.

Melissa Mackenzie
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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and two diva rescue cats. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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