Short of Ronaldus dealing with that pesky Cold War spat, Trump’s getting **it done unlike any President I have seen in my lifetime.
Results matter to me. Results are the only things that pay the bills.
I am new here; well I guess everyone is, relatively. Seems many have come from an environment where the folks who voted for Trump (some with their fingers crossed) feel marginalized. Not so much as to the member writing, as there are always a few folks who throw-down representing MAGA, but from the loudest voices coming from the absolutists at Conservative Cruises, Inc.
Kristol, JPod, and the crew seem intent on burning the forest so they can save their one-tree hill. You see, their tree, whose branches drip with the tattered remains of their once widely-respected reputation, is dying. They won’t admit it, but without the largesse of their benefactors, they are no longer viable. Readership is down. Podcast downloads of the once bright conservative stars are down. Conservatism is changing. Not to the media’s described nationalism, populism or alt-right, but to an optimism.
In Celina Zito’s latest book “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics” she spent months crisscrossing the Rustbelt canvassing a couple thousand voters and the results were telling.
Far from a fluke, the 2016 election was a product of the tectonic plate-grinding of our society — a backlash against globalism, secularism and coastal elitism.
She spoke with die-hard Democrats who voted for Trump. She spoke to women who were pressured by friends to vote for the first female President but then voted for Trump. She spoke to union workers and small business owners, once all Democrats, who voted for Trump. And to a person, they are very pleased with their decision. They all said the same thing: Trump brings a feeling that things WILL get better. And in 16 months, I think they are being proven right.
Democrats and Progressives have a problem – namely identity politics, raising taxes, increasing the size and scope of government, free speech, and calling anyone who doesn’t tow the line racists, bigots, sexists, etc. But most importantly, no one is listening to them anymore. Calling people names isn’t going to get them ONE more vote.
The neo-con tree’s only source of nutrition no longer comes from its deep conservative roots, but the sprinkled approval by those with ulterior motives; who intend to get one last springtime crop of disdain against this President before poisoning the tree along with the rest of the Deplorable forest.
Useful idiots are only useful for so long.