• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Prager’s WHY CONSERVATIVES STILL ATTACK TRUMP

Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump

by Dennis Prager at Townhall:

“When people you know well, admire, and who share your values do something you strongly oppose, you have two options:

1) Cease admiring them or 2) try to understand them and change their minds.

In the case of my conservative friends who still snipe (or worse) at President Trump, I have rejected option one. The reason — beside the fact that I simply like many of them — is what I refer to as “moral bank accounts.”

Every time we do good, we make a deposit into our moral bank account. And every time we do something bad, we make a withdrawal. These conservatives have made so many deposits into their moral bank accounts that, in my view, their accounts all remain firmly in the black.

That means my only choice is option two. But to try to change their minds, I must first try to understand their thinking.

I have concluded that there are a few reasons that explain conservatives who were Never-Trumpers during the election, and who remain anti-Trump today.

The first and, by far, the greatest reason is this: They do not believe that America is engaged in a civil war, with the survival of America as we know it at stake.

While they strongly differ with the left, they do not regard the left-right battle as an existential battle for preserving our nation. On the other hand, I, and other conservative Trump supporters, do.

That is why, after vigorously opposing Trump’s candidacy during the Republican primaries, I vigorously supported him once he won the nomination. I believed then, as I do now, that America was doomed if a Democrat had been elected president. With the Supreme Court and hundreds of additional federal judgeships in the balance; with the Democrats’ relentless push toward European-style socialism — completely undoing the unique American value of limited government; the misuse of the government to suppress conservative speech; the continuing degradation of our universities and high schools; the weakening of the American military; and so much more, America, as envisioned by the Founders, would have been lost, perhaps irreversibly. The “fundamental transformation” that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 would have been completed by Hillary Clinton in 2016.

To my amazement, no anti-Trump conservative writer sees it that way. They all thought during the election, and still think, that while it would not have been a good thing if Hillary Clinton had won, it wouldn’t have been a catastrophe either.

That’s it, in a nutshell. Many conservatives, including me, believe that it would have been close to over for America as America if the Republican candidate, who happened to be a flawed man named Donald Trump, had not won. Moreover, I am certain that only Donald Trump would have defeated Hillary Clinton.

In other words, I believe that Donald Trump may have saved the country. And that, in my book, covers a lot of sins — foolish tweets, included.

The Never-Trump conservative argument that Trump is not a conservative – one that I, too, made repeatedly during the Republican primaries – is not only no longer relevant, it is no longer true.

Had any Never-Trump conservative been told, say in the summer of 2015, that a Republican would win the 2016 election and, within his first few months in office, appoint a conservative to the Supreme Court; begin the process of replacing Obamacare; bomb Russia’s ally, Assad, after he again used chemical weapons; appoint the most conservative cabinet in modern American history; begin undoing hysteria-based, economy-choking EPA regulations; label the Iranian regime “evil” in front of 50 Muslim heads of state; wear a yarmulke at the Western Wall; appoint a U.N. ambassador who regularly condemns the U.N. for its moral hypocrisy; restore the military budget; and work on lowering corporate tax rates, among other conservative achievements — that Never-Trump conservative would have been jumping for joy.

So, why aren’t anti-Trump conservatives jumping for joy?

I have come to believe that many conservatives possess what I once thought was a left-wing monopoly — a utopian streak. Trump is too far from their ideal leader to be able to support him.

There is also a cultural divide. Anti-Trump conservatives are a very refined group of people. Trump doesn’t talk like them. Moreover, the cultural milieu in which the vast majority of anti-Trump conservatives live and/or work means that to support Trump is to render oneself contemptible at all elite dinner parties.

In addition, anti-Trump conservatives see themselves as highly moral people (which they often are) who are duty-bound not to compromise themselves by strongly supporting Trump, whom they largely view as morally defective.

Finally, these people are only human: After investing so much energy in opposing Trump’s election, and after predicting his nomination would lead to electoral disaster, it’s hard to for them to admit they were wrong. To see him fulfill many of his conservative election promises, again in defiance of predictions, is a bitter pill. But if they hang on to their Never-Trumpism and the president falls on his face, they can say they were right all along.

That means that only if he fails can their reputations be redeemed. And they, of course, know that.

But there is another way.

They can join the fight. They can accept an imperfect reality and acknowledge that we are in a civil war, and that Trump, with all his flaws, is our general. If this general is going to win, he needs the best fighters. But too many of them, some of the best minds of the conservative movement, are AWOL.

I beg them: Please report for duty.”

https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2017/05/30/why-conservatives-still-attack-trump-n2332924

Watch Fired FBI Director Comey’s Testimony Here

I didn’t have an opportunity to watch the political  leftist arranged television event today starring former FBI director, James Comey…..the one newly elected President Donald J. Trump fired recently…..the one Democrats hated for sniping publicly about one of countless Hillary crimes while running for the American Presidency, the one she and all of her devoted racists and feminists felt she deserved for being Hillary.

I had to go to work.

On my way to work, and until 11AM I caught the event on radio.

Our American deviates in Washington, the  Axis concocted by Hillary sore losers,  Chas  Schumer deviates, you know the creepier Al Franken types, the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CBS, NBC, MNBC and nearly all of the rest of the media including Fox on a bad day;   the new leftier klutzes causing American President Donald J. Trump trouble in Washington.  I follow American national politics closely…and have so since the Dewey-Truman presidential campaign in 1948.  (It sure beats going to the horse races.)

I admit I love our American 45th President.   I love him for his obvious traits and gifts…and his honesty according to what he sees and senses.  He loves his country.  He sees it, knows it is in financial and moral decay.

We haven’t had a really gifted and astute, uplifting  President during  my life with the exception of  Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy,  and Ronald Reagan.  Worse, the country was profoundly struck down by American hater, racist, feminist, open borders for illegal voters foreigner Barack Hussein Obama for the past eight years of national disorder and decline.

Best of all, Donald J. Trump is an American non-politician.   He’s “Ugely” American bright….and the fascist-feminists leftist hounds controlling  our today’s  education world hate him  and all the rest of us over age 60 as well who aren’t drugged by the glory of ignorance, atheism,  and meaningless unemployment.

THE COMEY PERFORMANCE

Mr. Comey seemed a good man….a gentle man…..or perhaps not quite a man, but rather a boy scout determined to do good by obeying Obama’s urban  scoutmasters……a  2017 man, that is, not quite a man at all.   Gentle, plotting, polite, shy-pretending, a person who loved his job station in life…..an almost man, a bureaucrat who wanted to do good to honor his name….an almost man who had worked in the political maneuvering world all of his adult life, who tried to do good so others would know him as good.

And then along comes businessman, Donald J. Trump winning a presidential election beating the  government establishment, the Hillary establishment, the newsprint establishment, the television news establishment, the leftist college urchins without knowledge and careers, countless  programmed black racists, 12,000,000 illegal voting immigrants….some less illegal than others whose arrivals were all seen by leftist fascists as  votes for their inevitable forever dictatorship  future.

Business man Trump is hated by countless Republicans as well….news industry people.   His  nose isn’t sufficiently perfect for the manikin they could display as their toady.   Mr. Trump reeks leadership.  He builds towers, golf courses, skating rinks.  He likes people.  He is a Republican who  loves his country and is fed up with those GOPers who have colluded with   leftist leaches draining our America of blood for more than a decade in  the name of the  gods of global warming, sanctuary cities,  brainless screamy coeds, and Windy City urban murderers.

Be sure to enjoy this spectacle presented below….how these Democrat vermin and their Republican compatriots welcomed President Donald J. Trump to the 45th presidency of these “United” states of America to solve our nation’s countless problems…..

GOD BLESS PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP and Marco Rubio!

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/06/08/watch_live_fired_fbi_director_james_comey_senate_testimony.html

 

Putting Whining Democrats in Their Place!….by Rabbi Dov Fischer

Finally: Time for Trump to Put Whining Democrats in Their Place

By Rabbi Dov Fischer  at American Thinker:

“In the synagogue business, the few rabbis who are unfortunate enough to practice at one of the few undesirable congregations with grumbling and carping congregants (probably not at all different from what some similarly unfortunate pastors encounter among those outlier church flocks pocked with sociologically pathological congregants) are told that nothing puts the grumbles to an end like a successful building campaign.  Just get everyone absorbed with raising funds and building something – anything: a wing, an annex, a revamp of the whole building, a re-furnishing of the sanctuary…just get them all busy on a project, building something, doing something.  Keep them busy with something constructive, and they will stop grousing.

We call it the “Edifice Complex.”

No fair observer can doubt that President Trump is a victim of a merciless witch hunt, with no end in sight until he is back hosting The Apprentice.  Remarkably, his approval ratings remain steady around 39 percent, the same number from before “Comey” this and “Flynn” that, before head counts at inaugurations and leaked phone calls to Australian and Mexican heads of government.  All the witch-hunting has solidified his base, and it has moved mild supporters into his camp.  Recently, Ann Coulter titled a weekly column “Every Time I Try to Be Mad at Trump, the Media Pull Me Back.”

Amen.

As the president continued his travels abroad from the respective centers of the world’s three most influential religions to NATO world leaders, the media followed, seeking to portray him as a rube on foreign affairs, much as they have tried to depict him on domestic matters.  We needed not doubt that, by the time he returned, the left-Democrat “Resistance” and their media stooges would be accusing Trump of having sown discord abroad, even as his supporters exhaled with joy that, finally, a strong voice of American pride had traveled overseas to assert American greatness.

The media loved the Obama model for world leadership.  In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, send John Kerry to France with James Taylor singing “You’ve Got a Friend.”  Obama meeting with Russians, asking them to tell “Vladimir” that Obama will cut sucker deals that hurt America after he gets re-elected.  Obama going to England and shocking the British public by continuing to ramble into a microphone while the orchestra deferentially played “God Save the Queen” in Elizabeth’s presence.  Obama going to Communist Cuba and dancing the salsa in front of Castro.  And always, everywhere, apologizing for America and promising to cut America down to size so that we no longer tower over Europe and Asia and Africa and the Middle East.

I prefer a “rube” like Donald Trump, who leads from the front, drops a MOAB explosive on an ISIS hideout and terror base in Afghanistan that had been a mountain earlier in the day, and orders 59 cruise missiles launched into Syria to enforce a red line against poison weapons that he does not even have to warn about.

Now that he has returned home, the president should turn his attention to the Edifice Complex.  His administration needs to get moving on some serious legislation.  He has done great with executive orders and Cabinet and court appointments, but the time now is for some solid legislation, some real building.  He is way behind on filling scores of open federal district judgeships and openings in the federal judicial appellate circuits.  If he would only get those seats filled with the kind of judges he wants, he and the Republicans actually would start winning more federal case appeals, and justice would move back from the Obama imbalance.  Similarly, it is time for legislative initiatives like tax reform.  Once he and the GOP start getting some “building campaigns” going – health care something-or-other, real tax reform, some construction going on the border, infrastructure work – people will become engaged in that and see “stuff” happening.

It works in churches; it works in synagogues.  Get started on building some of that wall. There is nothing like a building campaign.  Maybe even sell plaques for donors to put their names on: “This brick donated by Sadie and Izzy Feldstein.”

The Democrats have not been this angry since the Republicans took away their slaves.  They aim to tie up the president with one nonsensical non-scandal after another.  They allowed Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” pass without special counsel.  No special counsel to investigate Lois Lerner and the IRS targeting of politically conservative associations.  No investigation of the Clinton bathroom email server, nor of the Huma Abedin emails of secure intelligence to her crazy husband, Carlos Danger, who not only lacked security clearance to see those emails, but was ripe to be extorted for all kinds of mischief.  No special counsel to investigate connections between Bill Clinton’s million-dollar speaking engagements in the Putin universe and the concomitant conveyance of American uranium – the stuff of nuclear weapons – to the Russians.  Yet the Democrats – call them the “Obstructocrats” – now call for nothing but to impeach the president under any guise, for any reason, and just tie him up defending himself.

I cannot recall any time in the modern era, in any Western democracy, where the losing party declared itself “The Resistance” instead of the “Loyal Opposition.”

In the end, it may take two things to determine whether Mr. Trump ultimately is going to be the president he set out to be and for which we elected him: (i) the midterm elections in 2018 and (ii) finally finishing what Harry Reid started and, for once and for all, ending the filibuster rule completely, even as that archaic and unconstitutional obstacle applies to legislation, too.

Certainly, the party in power typically sustains midterm losses.  If the GOP manages to hold the House and gains some of those Democrat Senate seats in red states without losing more than one or two GOP Senate seats, then President Trump will emerge with enormous authority to move forward.  It will mean that two years of concerted Democrat obstruction, which seems so successful to them and their media echo chamber in D.C., actually will not have advanced leftist interests.  The president’s strength will be all the more enhanced if the GOP holds all but one or two of its Senate seats and sweeps a boatload of the red-state Democrat Senate seats.  It will be a definitive statement that, for all the garbage and “Resistance” and left op-eds and editorials, the voters outside the Beltway did not buy and are not buying any of the daily character assassinations.  It will assure President Trump and the GOP enormous momentum going forward.

By contrast, if the Democrats do well in the midterm House voting, even if they do not recapture the House but chart substantial gains, and if they hold most of their red-state Senate seats and even scoop a few of the GOP Senate seats, then they will be emboldened to intensify “The Resistance” toward 2020, and the president will be stymied.

Even so, and even then, it is one thing for voters to tell Quinnipiac and Rasmussen that they are disappointed in or do not approve of Mr. Trump (especially when the survey questions are worded in a way to elicit that response).  Quite another thing when the same voters are faced with the actual – not theoretical – alternatives for leadership: Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, other misfits and public nuisances of that ilk.  One remembers back to Richard Nixon being re-elected in 1972 by the biggest landslide ever because his opponent was Sen. George McGovern, who was not likeable, not impressive, and quite radical by the day’s standards.

With or without “The Resistance,” if President Trump gets re-elected in 2020, there will be hell to pay, because this man takes down names.  By then, he absolutely will be pressed to end the filibuster nonsense, finally, assuming that the GOP holds the Senate.

There is some value to a filibuster rule when it is used sparingly and judiciously.  Moreover, all sober-minded conservatives recognize that politics is cyclical, and one day the Democrats again will hold power.  But we also know that the filibuster, which has no basis in the Constitution, never was meant to require that each and every bill muster at least a 60-percent super-majority.  Rather, it was intended for the one or two moments in a term when a bill of constitutional moment was on the line, and the rule required the filibustering senator to hold the floor and speak 24 hours a day, with support from colleagues.  It never was meant for a “Resistance” to prevent a majority party from getting anything done for eight years.

In the meantime, let’s get some donors to get the building fund rolling.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/06/finally_time_for_trump_to_put_whining_democrats_in_their_place.html

Paris…Trump Blocks First of Obama’s ‘Three Authoritarianisms’

Paris: Trump Blocks First of Obama’s ‘Three Authoritarianisms’

by Roger L. Simon   at PJMedia:

“Sometimes — maybe almost always — the world seems to run on Freudian projection. One of the salient recent examples is Barack Obama’s supporters — and Obama himself, literally and by implication — calling Donald Trump “authoritarian.”

But in non-projected reality, during his administration, Obama is the one who imposed what we might deem — in appropriately Maoist parlance — the “Three Authoritarianisms.” They were the Paris climate accord, the Iran deal, and US intelligence agencies being used to surveil American citizens.

All three of these “authoritarianisms” were entirely ex-Constitutional.  The first two were in essence treaties on which Congress (and by extension the American people) never got to vote or, for that matter, discuss in any serious way.  The Paris accord probably would have failed. As for the Iran deal, we still don’t know the full contents and therefore debating it is somewhat moot. We have, however, seen its consequences — corpses littered all across Syria, not to mention untold millions of refugees.

Admittedly, too, the third of “Three Authoritarianisms” is still, shall we say, occluded.  We don’t know the extent of this surveillance and may never. But this too is typical authoritarian behavior.

Even a cursory look at history reveals that totalitarianism does not always come with the obvious iron fist of a Comrade Stalin.  Sometimes it arrives in a subtler manner, as it did in the Obama administration when the then president’s amanuensis/lackey Ben Rhodes was so naive or arrogant (or both) as to brag to a New York Times writer how he duped young and uneducated reporters into parroting what the administration wanted them to say about the Iran deal.  The KGB couldn’t have done it better.

In the cases of Paris and Iran, it’s clear the (totalitarian) decision to avoid Congress was deliberate.  But now Trump has put a crimp in the former by pulling out of the Paris climate ( global warming) accord. The international chorus of hissy fits was so instantaneous and predictable — no more eminent scientist than actor Mark Ruffalo has declared “Trump will have the death of whole nations on his hands” — one must ask the obligatory question: Was it ever really about climate or was it, in the immortal words of  H. L. Mencken, “about the money“?”

https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2017/06/01/paris-trump-blocks-first-of-obamas-three-authoritarianisms/

Our Donald Remembers the Honor of Memorial Day

President Trump on Memorial Day: “Tell Their Stories For 1,000 Years”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/05/29/president_trump_on_memorial_day_remember_the_fallen_for_1000_years.html

Fascists at Canada’s CBC Present Eleven Hours of Fake News, US Election Night, 2016!

Yes, I Don’t Like OUR America’s President, Donald J. Trump, EGO and All…..I LOVE HIM for it!!

Forget What You Hear: Our Narcissist President Is Winning

By William L. Gensert   at American Thinker:

 

“I first became aware of Donald Trump in the late seventies.  I was not impressed.  In fact, I didn’t like him.  I thought he was a braggart and a man who went out of his way to disrespect women.  I wouldn’t have said so at the time, but he was clearly a narcissist.

Growing up in an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx, I have been around men like him all my life.  They’re going to do this; they’re going to do that.  They have this; they have that.  I took him to be a person so full of himself that his company would be unbearable.

I didn’t give him much hope of winning the presidency, either, but as election day neared, friends would ask what I thought a Trump presidency would look like.  Forced at that point to think about it, I would say that as a businessman, at least he would make quality appointments to the power positions in his administration – you can’t run a successful business without being able to delegate authority to a strong team of employees.

As far as Trump’s narcissism, I’m not sure that hurts him as a president.  Sure, he could show better discretion with what he says – he does seem to have an almost Plaxico Burress-type dedication to shooting himself in the foot (see L’Affaire Comey).  Yet I think you need to have a certain amount of narcissism to be a successful president, although it doesn’t guarantee success.

Just look at our second-most recent president, a solipsist so narcissistic he actually thought his mere presence would slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.  Barry took narcissism to a new level, seemingly believing himself some kind of god, a belief fed by the nearly total hagiographic coverage he received from the Fourth Estate, our once nationally treasured free press, reduced to sycophantic (more like “sycofanatic”) exaltation of the “light bearer,” the man with the “crease.”

The difference between Barry’s narcissism and Trump’s is this: Trump is the guy who looks at the most beautiful girl at the party and says, “I can get her number.”  Barry would look at the same girl and say, “She wants me.”  Trump would then pursue the girl, and Barry would walk away, because obviously, she is not good enough for him, and besides, someone told him there’s a mirror in the next room.

In any case, while I didn’t hold out much hope of Trump winning the election, I wasn’t exactly terrified of a Trump presidency.

Of course, Trump could cure cancer, and the New York Times headline would be “Millions Die before Trump Acts.”  The newspapers (newspapers were something people used to buy on their way to work in the morning before Barry, back when there were jobs) have no use for Donald Trump, therefore you will never hear a word of credit given to the man for anything he ever does, no matter how efficacious.  It will never matter how much he succeeds; to the media, he will never be a success.

Yet I have to admit I am impressed with what he has done since assuming the mantle of the most powerful man on the planet.

He restarted the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, a surefire signal to the fossil fuel industry that they are no longer the enemy.  Reversing another of Barry’s foolish policies, he has opened the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as the Arctic Ocean to fossil fuel exploration.  In addition, he has shown rightful skepticism for global warming religious cultism, which demands we destroy our economy today to prevent something that may or may not happen in a hundred years.

He appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and deftly allowed the Democrats to burn themselves to the ground, negating any possibility they might have ever had of stopping his next Supreme appointment.

Just as Obama talked up illegal immigration, Trump has talked it down, resulting in an astounding reduction in illegal border crossing.  Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said, “We’ve seen a dramatic reduction in illegal migration across the southwest border.  In fact, March apprehensions were 30 percent lower than February apprehensions and 64% lower than the same time [last] year.”

Unlike that petty scold Barry, Trump understands that onerous regulation stunts business growth.  Using his pen, his phone, and the Congressional Review Act, he has cut costly business regulations implemented in the frenetic closing days of Obama’s reign here on earth.  He also established a rule whereby for every new federal regulation implemented, two existing regulations must be eliminated.

In early May, the House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.  The measure still has to go through the Senate, but at least the process to rid the nation of Obama’s crowning achievement has begun.

He has proposed tax reform, with key points being:

  1. A reduction of the corporate tax rate from 39.1% to 15%
  2. Year one total expensing of most equipment purchases
  3. Special one-time tax on repatriated monies held overseas
  4. Establishment of a territorial tax system eliminating double taxation for American companies
  5. Reduction of the seven current tax brackets to three, 10%, 25%, and 35%, as well as doubling the standard deduction
  6. The elimination of the Estate Tax
  7. Elimination of the deduction for state and local taxes, while keeping the charitable contributions and mortgage interest deductions
  8. Repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax
  9. Repeal of the 3.8% Obamacare Tax

Just a word about number 3: A tax-free, one-time repatriation of after-tax monies now held overseas by U. S. corporations hiding from the 39.1% additional tax they would now pay bringing that money home is something we conservatives have been urging for years.  Today, companies feel it’s better business leaving cash earned and taxed abroad, overseas, out of Uncle Sam’s confiscatory understanding of corporate profits.

Some say this figure is as high as 2.5 trillion dollars, and enticing business to put that money to productive use here in America would juice the economy and create jobs by empowering businessmen to do the investing, unlike with Barry’s stimulus, which was more of a reward for unions and “Friends of Barack.”

Democrats believe that the government knows best how to spend our tax money – certainly better than any businessman, who during the eight years of enlightened progressive leadership has become synonymous with evil.

My personal favorite on the list of Trump’s successes is how he has behaved internationally.

On April 6, while having dinner with the Chinese premier, Xi Jinping, Trump ordered a cruise missile attack against the Assad regime in Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed women and children.

China led by Xi considers itself a potential military peer-level competitor with America.  Xi has been pushing poor Barry around for eight years.

There Xi is, his fork full of chocolate cake frozen in midair halfway to his mouth, a brown smudge of icing on his chin, staring into space as an aide whispers in his ear, telling him the U.S. has just attacked Syria.

Trump, with the hint of a smile says to him, “Enough about us.  Let’s talk about you.  How do you feel about our attack on Syria?  Another piece of cake?”

You have to admit that was the best use of 59 cruise missiles in the history of cruise missiles.  In one fell swoop, Trump sent a message to Russia, Iran, Syria, China, and North Korea.  Immediately afterward, China halted the purchase of North Korean coal, the Hermit Kingdom’s only source of hard currency, and started to move troops to the border between itself and North Korea.

It also showed the world that Barry is history, that there’s a new, stronger American president, unafraid to use military might in support of the nation’s interests.  No more bowing and scraping, and no more apologies.

I thought I would never say this about Donald Trump, but…brilliant!

The reception, red carpet and all, Trump received in Saudi Arabia was nothing short of revelatory, demonstrating how little respect the world had for Barack Obama and how much respect they have for a man of action.  Remember that the last time Obama went to China, they made him deplane from the rear of Air Force One.

The $100-billion-plus arms deal Trump signed during his visit is historic.  Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir declared, “We expect that these investments over the next ten years or so will provide hundreds of thousands of jobs in both the United States and in Saudi Arabia.  They will lead to a transfer of technology from the US to Saudi Arabia, enhance our economy and also enhance the American investments in Saudi Arabia, which already are the largest investments of anyone.”

Can anyone recall Obama ever in his eight years of being our president creating even one job?

Yes, Trump may be a narcissist, but he’s our narcissist.  I’ll take that any day over Obama, who was more of a world citizen acting as if he was doing us a favor being our president.

I first became aware of Donald Trump in the late seventies.  I was not impressed.  In fact, I didn’t like him.  I thought he was a braggart and a man who went out of his way to disrespect women.  I wouldn’t have said so at the time, but he was clearly a narcissist.

Growing up in an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx, I have been around men like him all my life.  They’re going to do this; they’re going to do that.  They have this; they have that.  I took him to be a person so full of himself that his company would be unbearable.

I didn’t give him much hope of winning the presidency, either, but as election day neared, friends would ask what I thought a Trump presidency would look like.  Forced at that point to think about it, I would say that as a businessman, at least he would make quality appointments to the power positions in his administration – you can’t run a successful business without being able to delegate authority to a strong team of employees.

As far as Trump’s narcissism, I’m not sure that hurts him as a president.  Sure, he could show better discretion with what he says – he does seem to have an almost Plaxico Burress-type dedication to shooting himself in the foot (see L’Affaire Comey).  Yet I think you need to have a certain amount of narcissism to be a successful president, although it doesn’t guarantee success.

Just look at our second-most recent president, a solipsist so narcissistic he actually thought his mere presence would slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.  Barry took narcissism to a new level, seemingly believing himself some kind of god, a belief fed by the nearly total hagiographic coverage he received from the Fourth Estate, our once nationally treasured free press, reduced to sycophantic (more like “sycofanatic”) exaltation of the “light bearer,” the man with the “crease.”

The difference between Barry’s narcissism and Trump’s is this: Trump is the guy who looks at the most beautiful girl at the party and says, “I can get her number.”  Barry would look at the same girl and say, “She wants me.”  Trump would then pursue the girl, and Barry would walk away, because obviously, she is not good enough for him, and besides, someone told him there’s a mirror in the next room.

In any case, while I didn’t hold out much hope of Trump winning the election, I wasn’t exactly terrified of a Trump presidency.

Of course, Trump could cure cancer, and the New York Times headline would be “Millions Die before Trump Acts.”  The newspapers (newspapers were something people used to buy on their way to work in the morning before Barry, back when there were jobs) have no use for Donald Trump, therefore you will never hear a word of credit given to the man for anything he ever does, no matter how efficacious.  It will never matter how much he succeeds; to the media, he will never be a success.

Yet I have to admit I am impressed with what he has done since assuming the mantle of the most powerful man on the planet.

He restarted the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, a surefire signal to the fossil fuel industry that they are no longer the enemy.  Reversing another of Barry’s foolish policies, he has opened the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as the Arctic Ocean to fossil fuel exploration.  In addition, he has shown rightful skepticism for global warming religious cultism, which demands we destroy our economy today to prevent something that may or may not happen in a hundred years.

He appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and deftly allowed the Democrats to burn themselves to the ground, negating any possibility they might have ever had of stopping his next Supreme appointment.

Just as Obama talked up illegal immigration, Trump has talked it down, resulting in an astounding reduction in illegal border crossing.  Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said, “We’ve seen a dramatic reduction in illegal migration across the southwest border.  In fact, March apprehensions were 30 percent lower than February apprehensions and 64% lower than the same time [last] year.”

Unlike that petty scold Barry, Trump understands that onerous regulation stunts business growth.  Using his pen, his phone, and the Congressional Review Act, he has cut costly business regulations implemented in the frenetic closing days of Obama’s reign here on earth.  He also established a rule whereby for every new federal regulation implemented, two existing regulations must be eliminated.

In early May, the House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.  The measure still has to go through the Senate, but at least the process to rid the nation of Obama’s crowning achievement has begun.

He has proposed tax reform, with key points being:

  1. A reduction of the corporate tax rate from 39.1% to 15%
  2. Year one total expensing of most equipment purchases
  3. Special one-time tax on repatriated monies held overseas
  4. Establishment of a territorial tax system eliminating double taxation for American companies
  5. Reduction of the seven current tax brackets to three, 10%, 25%, and 35%, as well as doubling the standard deduction
  6. The elimination of the Estate Tax
  7. Elimination of the deduction for state and local taxes, while keeping the charitable contributions and mortgage interest deductions
  8. Repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax
  9. Repeal of the 3.8% Obamacare Tax

Just a word about number 3: A tax-free, one-time repatriation of after-tax monies now held overseas by U. S. corporations hiding from the 39.1% additional tax they would now pay bringing that money home is something we conservatives have been urging for years.  Today, companies feel it’s better business leaving cash earned and taxed abroad, overseas, out of Uncle Sam’s confiscatory understanding of corporate profits.

Some say this figure is as high as 2.5 trillion dollars, and enticing business to put that money to productive use here in America would juice the economy and create jobs by empowering businessmen to do the investing, unlike with Barry’s stimulus, which was more of a reward for unions and “Friends of Barack.”

Democrats believe that the government knows best how to spend our tax money – certainly better than any businessman, who during the eight years of enlightened progressive leadership has become synonymous with evil.

My personal favorite on the list of Trump’s successes is how he has behaved internationally.

On April 6, while having dinner with the Chinese premier, Xi Jinping, Trump ordered a cruise missile attack against the Assad regime in Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed women and children.

China led by Xi considers itself a potential military peer-level competitor with America.  Xi has been pushing poor Barry around for eight years.

There Xi is, his fork full of chocolate cake frozen in midair halfway to his mouth, a brown smudge of icing on his chin, staring into space as an aide whispers in his ear, telling him the U.S. has just attacked Syria.

Trump, with the hint of a smile says to him, “Enough about us.  Let’s talk about you.  How do you feel about our attack on Syria?  Another piece of cake?”

You have to admit that was the best use of 59 cruise missiles in the history of cruise missiles.  In one fell swoop, Trump sent a message to Russia, Iran, Syria, China, and North Korea.  Immediately afterward, China halted the purchase of North Korean coal, the Hermit Kingdom’s only source of hard currency, and started to move troops to the border between itself and North Korea.

It also showed the world that Barry is history, that there’s a new, stronger American president, unafraid to use military might in support of the nation’s interests.  No more bowing and scraping, and no more apologies.

I thought I would never say this about Donald Trump, but…brilliant!

The reception, red carpet and all, Trump received in Saudi Arabia was nothing short of revelatory, demonstrating how little respect the world had for Barack Obama and how much respect they have for a man of action.  Remember that the last time Obama went to China, they made him deplane from the rear of Air Force One.

The $100-billion-plus arms deal Trump signed during his visit is historic.  Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir declared, “We expect that these investments over the next ten years or so will provide hundreds of thousands of jobs in both the United States and in Saudi Arabia.  They will lead to a transfer of technology from the US to Saudi Arabia, enhance our economy and also enhance the American investments in Saudi Arabia, which already are the largest investments of anyone.”

Can anyone recall Obama ever in his eight years of being our president creating even one job?

Yes, Trump may be a narcissist, but he’s our narcissist.  I’ll take that any day over Obama, who was more of a world citizen acting as if he was doing us a favor being our president.”

Comment:   I am considerably older than the American Thinker writer above.  Yet,  I discovered Donald J. Trump through the national press about the same time and developed nearly the same assessments of the man….a wealthy New York brat who really enjoyed life in the faster lane than most Americans.   My prejudices against him increased as his divorces multiplied.  I didn’t then, and don’t now watch television.

And then there was that evening, August 6, 2015, when Our American Donald caught my attention and lit in me my adoration, and even now, my love for this American of Americans……the night he matched and conquered feminist sexist, Megyn Kelly, Fox Star at that time, regarding his disdain for certain disgusting American feminists of his day.   In two seconds he responded to her attack by regarding his disdain for these modern leftist foul fems as, “only” Rosie O’Donnell.

The entire audience, a majority the GOP enemy of this, Our Donald exploded in laughter.   Friend and foe alike knew exactly what Our Donald meant about an important core of today’s American CANCER…..the power of the PIG PEOPLE overwhelming our once honorable American Godfearing population.

Being a former public school teacher of Modern Problems early in my adult life, I wanted to know more about Our Donald than his divorces, his arrogance, his tone and talk, and the key to his incredible success in wagering with life.

I read a letter to the editor from his first wife in the Washington Post, now days Joseph Stalin’s Pravda for American leftists and other feminazis.   Despite her pain and memory from his past, she underscored the profound kindness as the core of the man….and that he LOVED HIS COUNTRY as a primary devotion in his life.

Those upon whom he has relied as a part of his business empire are from all walks of American life and respect him…..and remind “probers” all, he has always loved and worried about  his country.

Best of all, in my own personal view….I came to love Donald for his citizenship rather than being a today’s fascist, racist, sexist feminized Democrat, or a Country Club Republican reader of the Wall Street Journal.

To today’s Democrats of all colors, shapes, sizes and sexes, I am a ‘DEPLORABLE’…an American who  still works for a living….and still loves his democratic, but badly damaged by the fascist Left,  United States of America.