I have to keep a running tally of these things. I have repeatedly made points about politics or spotted a trend that no one else is talking about. Then, within weeks or months, the pundits are practically quoting me word for word. Sometimes it doesn't take that long.
I wrote a piece yesterday that contradicts the popular line on both sides in reaction to the Alexandria shooting. While people were insisting the Republicans keep their mouths shut and not draw comparisons the Dems usually draw after a shooting,* I was saying the opposite.
As of last night, I was alone in this view. Then O'Reilly goes on Beck's show this morning and I could swear he had just read my stuff. Maybe he's a follower, I don't know. But he launched into a bit about how irresponsible the term "Summer of Resistance" is and even made the same inference as I did about occupied countries in WWII.
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This is wild! I haven't even gotten my book yet and I already have my second funnel set up. I sent out an email to a small list and got 60 hits. Will they convert? I don't know. But they went in one end and came out the other. It works! Now it's just lather, rinse and repeat. The rest will happen!
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I do like being vindicated by the well-known, if not the well-heeled. But it is frustrating to see them sitting back and looking satisfied with their analysis AFTER I had already pointed it out. At least in this case, one of the big names was not far behind. In others, like Krauthammer, saying in March of this year that Trump might not be the deal-maker he claims to be and that he lacks the ability to learn and adjust, was only a year and a half late. Greg Gurfeld has made my I-said-that-first list a few times.
If I keep a record of these things, then maybe people will start to realize that I am much more in tune than many who have become famous for being so. It isn't about bragging.... No wait, yes it is. It is all about bragging. I love being right. I love saying, "See? See? You didn't believe ME. But now the little guy and the old loud mouth are saying it. Uh huh! I was right. Hah!"
*In this case the conclusions to be drawn by the Right are accurate. Those drawn by Dems in such situations are wrong almost every time. I site Gabby Giffords, Dallas, the Orlando shooting, etc. In this case we did have a world-class nut bag, likely emboldened by irresponsible rhetoric from the Left.
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If you want to impress your girlfriend, get this book and say, "It's like I've been saying since 2014...!", then quote the book like it was your idea. You won't be the first. But you'll sound smart. (Of course, if you quote me in writing, citation would be a nice change.)
Hey! I'm kidding! Just kidding!...a little.