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Trump administration confident it will prevail in travel ban ruling

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the Trump administration is not rethinking its strategy over the president's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.

A signature feature of Trumpism, and the backlash against government overreach that got him elected, is dissatisfaction with judicial activism. This order, not grounded in law but in Progressive narratives, is such an overreach.

Aggressive Progressivism of the type Obama brought us can not be overridden by the normal "play nice" gentleman's approach that the Republican Party has ineffectually deployed since Ronald Reagan. It must be defeated nakedly, head on.

That is what Donald Trump is doing with his tweets. This poor decision will be overturned, as it should be.

Democrats aren't used to Republicans who fight back. They're used to Republicans who they can demonize and browbeat and who backpedal and apologize.

Trump fights back, and his supporters elected him because he is willing to disassemble the narratives of the left and fight them. The more Democrats whine, demonize, and protest, the more Trump will win with the American people.

The short-term problem Trump faces is weak spines among congressional Republicans who he needs as allies. Mid-terms will help Trump, because obstructionist Democrats will be replaced either with Republicans or by Bernie Sanders radicals. Republicans who have not supported Trump when, for the first time, the right controls Washington--they should be looking for their next jobs, too, because Bannon will be coming after them in the primaries.


The 90-day moratorium will likely be mooted because it may take longer than 90 days for this to work its way through the courts. In the meantime Trump should make sure that the "intensive vetting" is being put in place ASAP so that no more visas will be issued to people who can't be vetted.

Trump has already reduced the "refugee" acceptance from 110,000 to 50,000.

At any rate Trump needs to let people know that "extreme vetting" continues as a work in process, even while this moratorium is being litigated.

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