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In the first days of 2017, Washington D.C. was empty. It was a city holding its breath. Secret Service police officers in balaclavas waited at the White House as a black SUV carrying departing staffers passed. It had not been so long ago that they came into the city as if they owned it and the entire country. Now the same men and women who ran and ruined the lives of millions were scrolling through job postings on their smartphones. They watched Obama speak from faded screens at sports bars and they cried.

They knew it was coming. Day 1.

The parties and the protests are underway. Hundreds of thousands of Americans and anti-Americans have converged on the city: Tea Party housewives from Milwaukee suburbs and snarling Marxists from the ANSWER coalition, small businessmen from Houston and Berkeley J20ers outshouting the schizophrenic homeless panhandlers at Union Station.

While Trump and Pence are at St. John's Episcopal Church, Black Lives Matter will be howling abuse at D.C.’s black police officers at Metropolitan Police Headquarters. As Trump takes his oath of office, the Future is Feminist Counterinaugural Action will try to disrupt the event with their “bodies.” As Trump speaks to unify America, leftist protesters plan to smoke pot on the National Mall.

They can’t stop what’s coming. And they know it. The crying Obama staffers loading boxes into their cars and the Marxists biting their lips as they color in their signs on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial feel it. The pundits of the Post, the non-profit parasites and the entire cocktail party circuit can sense it.

Day 1 is more than just a day. It’s the end of an era. It’s the end of Obama.

Berlin, November, 1989. Moscow, August, 1991. Washington D.C., January, 2017. That’s the closest you can come to describing it. It’s the fall of an evil empire. There are breaths of fresh air as the cleansing rain washes away eight years of oppression, lies and corruption into the sewers of the city.

Day 1.

Trump has executive orders ready to go. While the ceremonies run their course, real change is already underway. The parade that matters is the slow march of Obama’s minions leaving and Trump’s people coming in. The transition began as a trickle, a few here and there, but is swiftly becoming a takeover.

The “landing team members” have moved in. And Obama’s people are moving out to be replaced by “beachhead teams”. What started with dozens and then hundreds will become thousands. These clashing armies wear uniforms of black suits and skirts. They wield smartphones and task lists. And they run the country.

That’s what the “peaceful transition of power” touted by Obama really means. A force of men and women the size of a small army will depart and another will arrive and take their place. They will do it without a shot being fired. The transition will not be entirely peaceful. The mobs of protesters will see to that. And the boycott of the inauguration by House Democrats is a rejection of that transition of power.

The roadblocks, barricades and fences are there to block the radical left’s plots to physically shut down the inauguration. Meanwhile their political allies in Congress are building roadblocks and barricades to jam up Trump’s nominees in endless committee sessions and hearings.

They can’t stop Day 1. But they are doing everything that they possibly can to slow it down.

Their battle plan is to confirm as few of Trump’s people as possible. The longer it takes to get new leaders into place, the longer it will take those leaders to bring in new people to make reforms. The endless hearings aren’t just political theater. They are an organized effort by the left to retain control of the government for as long as possible while tangling Trump’s agenda in red tape right from the start.

The protesters and the politicians have the same agenda. They want to stop reform from Day 1.

Walk past the White House, a modest building, serene and gracious with all the attention of the world on it, over to the monstrosity that Mark Twain once dubbed “the ugliest building in America.”

The Eisenhower Executive Office Building, that pile of Second Empire mansard roofs and porticoes, which looks as if Napoleon III had set up shop in the heart of our national government, is where the patriots struggling to overthrow another progressive unconstitutional emperor will mobilize.

Forget the balls. The truly fancy footwork will happen as Trump’s beachhead teams try to take over parts of the government. And the real protests won’t be the freak shows with giant signs, mock heads, pink costumes and joints. It will be a grim battle fought in the undercity of the bureaucracy.

And it will be an unrelenting battle that will go on for years.

While Trump takes his oath of office, moving trucks will be transporting the Obama occupation out of the White House. The first of the moving vans has already come and gone. And when all the moving trucks have transported away the last of the occupation, a new wind will blow through the White House.

Despite the roadblocks and the sabotage, Day 1 is coming.

Team Trump is ahead of schedule and under budget. A fifth of the funds are even being returned. When all the t-shirts are sold and the flyers are carried away in trash bags, there will be a new government.

And for the first time in eight years, it will be an American government.

That is what Day 1 really means. Not an era, but an error has ended. Day 1 means the restoration of freedom and the end of tyranny. It means security at home and respect abroad. It means change.

There were those who celebrated and those who mourned the fall of the USSR. So too there are those who celebrate and those who mourn the end of Obama. The tears of leftist hipsters crying over Obama are no different than those of the old women holding up Stalin’s portrait on May Day in the Red Square.

As the day ends with the Liberty and Freedom Ball, millions will celebrate because these words have meaning once again. They will celebrate because they have been liberated and now they are free.

Day 1 means many things to many people. Most of all it means that millions have reason to hope.

After midnight, in the last days of the last year, I stood at the Lincoln Memorial. Though millions visit it, the vast space was empty. The first Republican president watched over Washington D.C. in silence.

Or almost empty.

A large rat scurried down the steps and vanished into the shadows. Mr. Lincoln watched it go. As he now watches Obama depart.

(This article was originally published here at Front Page Magazine.)


  1. angela23/1/17

    It was a moving Inaugural Day. It reminded the people of the forgotten ones... The Police Department, The Veterans, all the way down to the Boy Scouts!! We will pray for President Trump and his family.

    Just a thought... but, when Moshiach ben David takes office... is this the "support" he will get when bringing his new Plan? wow

  2. Anonymous23/1/17

    Great post. Here in England many of us are feeling good as well. Now it can start and the fightback really begin. My best wishes to the new President and I hope he is wary of the European elite especially Merkel and maybe even Mrs May. AS for our media my hope is that President Trump ( feels great writing that!) will show the BBC the door as well as most of the MSM.
    Oh and moving the US embassy to Jerusalem would be something.
    Dave S

  3. Excellent, loved the rat ...

  4. A superb, and oh so accurate analysis, as usual with style, too, Dan. I don't know how you do it, but thank G-d you do!

    It happens, at a resort, I spoke to a serious national leader, unexpectedly, a hero, and what I and he know, we are to be in a 4 years, or longer, uncivil war with who has become our internal traitorous 5th column style enemy, the Democratic party of globalists, both aided and abetted by the evil globalist, soros, and his many all evil minions, all traitors to the notion of independent sovereign nations. All evilly dedicated to unelected establishment elites appointed, not elected rulers of all the major world continents, ala Europe with EU!

    One of their latest tricks is to remove all cash transactions, to enable control by non elected authority. Many more remain up their sleeves.

    It happens also coincidentally, an absolute must read and study document, just published yesterday, over at Tyler's place, here: http://www.zerohedge.com/print/586169 submitted by Brandon Smith. Also, supportive in an important manner, Peggy Noonan has penned an important read, especially in the last third of her piece, and at the end, here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/president-trump-declares-independence-1484956174

    Peggy points out: His message to America: Remember those things I said in the campaign? I meant them. I meant it all.

    In Zero hedge, "...Conservative and sovereignty principles are the primary threat to the dominance of globalism." "...AS LONG AS IDEAS OF INDIVIDUALISM, NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND DECENTRALIZATION EXIST, GLOBALISM CAN NEVER TRULY PREVAIL." "...As stated in the section on chess, the globalists like to use the strategy of forced sacrifice, in which they threaten two targets simultaneously, or kill two birds with one stone

    As in perilous times before in Americas long brilliantly designed history, this once again is no time for "weak sisters" nor mis-, un- educated people, and self interested children. This is the time for the "DJT"s, who reminds properly, drilling repeatedly America First! This is for America, not one's self. For more, keep an eye also on this source, https://rally.org/f/0gYj4NScAL9

    Far too many have been too long in it for themselves, and have allowed communist progressives, globalists, and way over a generation of lazy undereducated, wholly discouraged half of America at least, to flourish. Bernie should never have existed, he should have never had anyone but certifiables following him, nor her, hillary, nor even Willy.

    America's continued success, in all ways, requires neverending learning, as said on that above site: “THE ONLY DEFENSE AGAINST THE WORLD IS A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF IT.” ― John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education,


    “TAKE FIRM HOLD OF INSTRUCTION, DO NOT LET GO; KEEP HER, FOR SHE IS YOUR LIFE”-Proverbs 4:13 …fools despise wisdom and instruction.” -Proverbs 1:7

    Some important additional thoughts to think on, for Patriotic Americans and all others who truly love Freedom and Liberty.

  5. Anonymous23/1/17

    Personally, I am sick to death of these hormone-imbalanced hags. As a woman I am mortified by their shrill and juvenile hatred.

    I've been on a Trump high since Friday, Nov 20th, and I am not going to let the hysterical sore losers on the left ruin it.


  6. Anonymous23/1/17

    You're a poet, Daniel.
    I was there for the inauguration, or tried to be. The leftwing goon squads had physically blocked 8 of the 10 entrance checkpoints to the parade. And because of them, and because of the machinations of Mayor Bowser of DC et al., there was only one -- one -- entrance to the general standing areas of the Mall. So we couldn't get in, along with hundreds of thousands of others marooned in the side streets in endless lines. That situation was manufactured by the Left to set up the narrative that nobody wanted to come.
    Then Jonathan Karl, of ABC, had the unmitigated gall to demand of press secretary Sean Spicer whether his intention was to tell the American people "the truth"!
    There are no words. They have lied, toadied, and crawled through the Obama administration, licking his spittle off the sidewalk, and now they are asking the first honest, patriotic administration we've had in years if they'll tell the truth?
    Spicer, to his credit, hit back with Their lies, though he said they weren't necessarily deliberate (he must know they are).
    Happy Warrior time, people. We need to develop a relish for combat, and we finally have a captain to carry the standard into battle. Celebrate!

  7. D.D.Mao23/1/17

    As many are well aware President Trump has a gigantic job before him. He will not only have to fight the progressives and their marching minions who we have witnessed protested against any and all causes yesterday but were imperceptible under a Democratic administration but the entrenched establishment of his own party. Congress will not give up it's powers easily but simply declare the Washington Swamp a protected wetlands. When it comes to placating donors and constituents for re-election or draining the swamp you needn't have to scratch your head what direction they will take. My two issues I wish he would address would be the administrative state by reforming the REINS act and basing legislation on government statistics. If we have learnt anything from this past election cycle polls can't be believed and the main business of government is promoting it's own growth.

    I admit I was a #NeverTrumper but he won and is now our president therefore NeverTrump is no longer viable nor realistic. I wish him well and Godspeed in all he does.

  8. Infidel23/1/17

    May only have 4 years, to destroy the Progressive movement.

  9. Anonymous23/1/17

    Well-founded hope for our success in seizing back our country and civilization comes from Donald Trump's lifelong character and leadership. His tenacity and clear goals are visible to all. His call to the best team, and his humble acknowledgment for the help he received and will continue to receive will inspire an army of patriots. He brings out the best in the best of us.


  10. Fantastic Daniel!!

  11. And behold the Sixth Horseman, and he sounded the Trumpet...and it was heard the length and breadth of the land...and Millions heard the call...and it was answered, and it was done...

  12. Great article! Perfection!

  13. Infidel24/1/17

    Just read the latest comments on neighborhood news from local participants in the women's protests. These people are nuts. No concrete political suggestions at all, just anti-Trump, but they seemed to get some kind of exhilarating high from it.

  14. JackIAm

    Why the hell don't you embed the links?

  15. Infidel26/1/17

    Video version:


    Interesting complement to the printed version, gave me a fuller and richer appreciation for the article, and the author's personal experiences.

  16. thank you Infidel, glad you liked it


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