WASHINGTON, February 15, 2017 – These columns, unfortunately, have been steadily becoming more political over the past several years. That’s because the now out-of-control, Soros-funded American left has increasingly insisted on transforming every facet of life in these dis-United States into something political.
Bordering now on outright sedition, recent politicization has ranged from bathroom choices to Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, from idiotic new pronouns to anti-while-male hysteria, from… you name it—it’s all politics now, and it’s becoming hard to divorce most elements of your personal life choices from the nasty, sticky tar of political judgmentalists, whose crazed and violent reactions to practically everything increasingly remind us of good old-fashioned Stalinism.
Among other things that have infuriated the institutional left and the Democrat party they’ve now overrun and taken over, has been the incredible and unexpected exuberance of U.S. stock markets ever since Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the November 2016 Presidential Sweepstakes.
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Having assumed they were on the verge of permanent one-party control of Washington, shocked Democrats and the Stalinist thugs that now support them were gob smacked by the magnitude of their twin national and state-level defeats. But, after reeling in shock and awe for a few hours on November 9, these natural-born insurrectionists regrouped in a hurry.
Fueled by substantial funding from George Soros’ treasonous, illegal, interlocking “nonprofit” organizations as well as some money from the Marxist SEIU, trained agitators and brownshirts are now engaged in a virtual civil war geared toward literally toppling the new administration and usurping their now “rightful” place at the top of the Federal government and its institutions.
More ominously, this bubbling civil war now clearly includes highly partisan Marxist/globalist plants within America’s vital intelligence and security agencies. Their continuing presence only surfaces during Republican administrations, which, in the eyes of these insurrectionists, must be thwarted, damaged or otherwise slow-rolled via selective and damaging information leaks. We’ve witnessed that this week, courtesy of the Flynn/NSC brouhaha, and unless it’s stopped, things will get worse—far worse—in Washington.
While the public and the investing public at large have learned to ignore most of this powerful negativity, despite its hysterical amplification by an almost universally left-wing media, we believe it is starting to take its toll.
As the administration takes hit after publicized hit, as Obama plants continue to control agencies while Senate Democrats slow-roll Trump’s cabinet nominations, and as out of control elements of the Federal judiciary like the 9th Appellate Court capriciously thwart absolutely legal and constitutional presidential directives based on their own personal preference, the confidence the business community and the average voter still have in the Trump administration and in the President himself may begin to erode—which, of course, is the intent of the perpetual, Soros-funded revolt.
Stocks have had a long and wondrous ride since November 9, as any bullish investor will happily acknowledge, surfing on a wave of optimism generated by the election of America’s very first pro-big business President, a big businessman himself. Stocks have the potential to continue this ride indefinitely, too, as a full post-Great Recession recovery was completely thwarted by the Obama administration’s 8 long years of “fundamental transformation.”
But stocks, particularly those in the financial sector, have been surging largely in anticipation of a robust and liberated business climate, both of which entirely depend on rapid-fire executive orders and Congressional action that will roll back the massive wall of impediments against individuals and businesses imposed by the previous administration.
To the extent that the political machinations and outright violence we’ve been witnessing since last fall can slow the Trump/Republican Reform Machine down or outright block it, the market will lose confidence and begin to collapse. That’s exactly what the left wants.
We, as investors, need to watch the current antics in Washington for clues as to where the investment climate is headed.
Rather than chasing stocks at this point, now may be the time to close out at least a few of our more profitable bets and accumulate some cash. That way, if the market takes a near-term hit, we’ll all be ready to buy marked down stocks any time it looks like Trump and the Republicans can start scoring some knockdowns in their battle against the deep-seated Stalinism that currently owns official Washington, to the detriment of stockholders and average American citizens alike.