Readers’ Advisory: This post is about politics today. It is not diplomatic in the slightest. Proceed at your own risk!
Well here we are friends, it’s the first anniversary of the Inauguration of Donald Trump as president− how’s it going so far?
It depends on who you ask!
If you’ve been with me for a while and you read these ramblings, you might recall that I wrote more than once that the hissy fit of the far Left over Mr. Trump’s election would get a lot worse before it ended. Well, that turned out to be right on the mark didn’t it?
The hissy fit continues unabated.
Over the past year we’ve had endless accusations and investigations, not to mention charges of derangement and mental imbalance. We’ve had a spate of irresponsible lawsuits and legal claims, and protests and marches. There has been violence perpetrated by the far Left including violence at the Inauguration itself followed by violence in Berkley, California and other communities perpetrated by Antifa, and how can we forget the Democratic Party activist who opened fire on Republican Congressmen at baseball practice nearly killing one of them, and the Democratic party activist who attacked a Republican U.S. Senator with a club breaking 5 ribs and nearly killing him?
Of course, reporting of the fact that these loons have clear Party connections was a bit slim.
According to the Media Research Center, news reporting about Mr. Trump is 90% negative. If the reporting is not biased, how can that be?
In the past year, the stock market has risen a record 32%, unemployment has dropped like a rock as businesses are expanding like we have seldom seen in such a short time. Consumer confidence is at its highest level in a very long time as real income has risen faster than we’ve seen in decades. In normal times, these stories would blast everything else out of the news cycle, but this time only the financial media bothers to mention it.
Mr. Trump doesn’t help his own cause as we all know too well. With his adolescent outbursts and juvenile Tweets, he provides more than enough cannon fodder for his opponents. Sadly, I must report that the man simply isn’t very likeable in his demeanor.
As I write this in the predawn darkness here in the American Heartland, the Government is shut down. We’re shut down because one party in U.S. Senate is blocking a temporary measure to provide funding for governmental operations over a completely unrelated issue that nearly everyone in Congress agrees on. Does this move make any sense to anyone with an honest brain?
No, it does not. This is the “Resistance” at work. Remember that?
Oh, come on, how can we forget the “Resistance Movement” that the Congressional Democratic Leadership signed onto a year ago with a promise to block everything Trump wants to do. They need DACA reform passed, Trump wants it passed in a comprehensive form, they must block comprehensive reform, so they attach DACA to a spending bill to keep the government in business and go to the mat− that’s the play. And why shouldn’t the Democrats resort to such a tactic?
They will get away with it once again because the news will dutifully report that Trump is the problem, and you will blame the whole thing on him, instead of those who are really responsible.
Unless the Republicans cave, of course, and there is still time for that.
One person said something intelligent yesterday, it was Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana who said:
Our country was founded by geniuses, but it’s run by idiots
Yep, that pretty much says it all!