As a former Never Trumper who only came on board because of Mike Pence, I am beyond pleased with the job that Trump has done for our country. If Trump had just nominated Neil Gorsuch and gotten through a few good judges, we’d all be calling his presidency a success after the first year. If all Trump did was get ANWR drilling passed in the first year, we’d be calling this one of the major pieces of legislation in the past 50 years. If all Trump and the Republican Congress did was to pass tax reform in 2017, we’d be pleased at the first real tax rate cut since the Reagan years. And if all Trump had done was to get the repeal process of Obama Care in motion (i.e. repeal of the individual mandate) conservatives would be pleased.
However Trump has done all these things and so much more. The whiny crybabies at CNN don’t want you to know these facts, nor does that loser Bill Kristol, but Trump has been the most consequential President since LBJ – and Trump has only been President for 11 months. In these 11 months of the most consequential presidency ever – Trump has accomplished not only all of the above, but the following as well:
- We have taken back 98% of ISIS controlled territory during 2017, mostly because Trump has taken the shackles off the American military and allowed the commanders on the ground to do their job
- The economy is finally starting to hum, and we will likely be seeing 4% GDP growth in 2018.
- Hundreds of thousands of jobs are being added monthly
- Consumer optimism is at its highest peak since the tech boom of the 1990’s.
- For the first time in my lifetime, the USA is virtually energy independent.
- Energy companies are now exporting
- Corporations taking jobs overseas has finally stopped
- Manufacturing jobs are returning to the US
- The Dow Jones 30 has increased by 5000 points since November 9, 2016, the day after Trump was elected, in just over a year.
- We are seeing fewer and fewer illegal immigrants come into this country, likely because they are afraid Trump will deport them.
- He has reset our alliance with Israel, and done something which has been the “stated policy” of each president in the past 50 years, which is to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli nation.
- Trump has started the process of overturning that horrible deal that Obama made with the mullahs in Iran.
- We have pulled out of that silly Paris Climate Accord, which limited what the US could do economically, bu9t allow other nations to pollute at will.
- We have started the process of ending corruption at the United Nations by cutting funding – making it harder for them to waste money that they now do not have.
- Trump and his Citizen’s Army have forced the spineless GOP to go along with what We the People want, and not what the “donor class” wants.
- China has just announced they started to withhold oil exports to North Korea – meaning for the first time, China is being a responsible player on the world stage, thanks in large part to Donald Trump and his ability to work with others.
The list goes on and on – and more needs to be done. We need to start work on the Border Wall at the Mexican border, and figure out the best way to put an end to chain migration. And most importantly, we need to get that debt down. Don’t get me wrong – Trump does bother me at times. Trump’s approval rating would be in the mid 50’s if it weren’t for his almost sociopathic need to fight with others on Twitter. Do I wish that Trump was more “Reaganesque”? Of course I do. Reagan had a common touch and could slice his enemies apart with a smile, where Trump has all the charm and tact of the proverbial “bull in a china shop”.
But no man/woman can be a perfect messenger. And given all that the Blue Collar Billionaire has accomplished, and will likely continue to accomplish – we small government conservatives should be ecstatic. I surely am. Now some so called “conservatives” will continue to carp and whine, but these people are the ones who have lived off the swamp for decades now. They have profited and laughed at us “deplorables” while they dine at the finest restaurants in DC. All the while good hard working people were having a hard time making ends meet.
Other Presidents have accomplished great things too. Reagan sure did – he cut taxes, single-handedly defeated the Soviet Union, rebuilt our military, began real regulatory reform, and made us proud to be Americans again. But Reagan had 8 years to do all these things. Trump has Made America Great Again in just 11 months. And we his Citizen’s Army is glad to follow his lead.
Let’s help Trump Drain the Swamp!
Americans are fortunate indeed that Trump has indelibly marked the Republican Party. The change he has brought will last a lifetime, meaning Democrats will turn out in record numbers for many decades to come.
Democrats will turn out in record numbers for the next two elections. Beyond that, he will have no effect. Obama brought out lots of minority voters but they have now returned to the sidelines. They didn’t turn out for Hillary. The effect just doesn’t last that long – for ANYONE.
Amen. And just maybe saved the Republican Party…No blue collar voter or moderate Democratic was going to vote for Bush/Rinos..
Trump is my man.
The best thing he ever did is pick Pence, I am with you.
in no way in hell or in hevan or on earth for that matter is he a “Blue Collar” Billionaire.
Sorry but I will not let Republicans falsely claim the title of “Blue Collar”.
Republicans believe in democracy – the ONLY system in the world that has a vibrant middle class. Trump knows that….that is why HE is right. When our middle class shrinks, the government sweeps in to establish too much dependency on government. Trump knows that a WORKING middle class is our only chance for success.
Sorry, but this article is delusional nonsense. trump, a cowardly draft-dodger, a notorious liar, an admitted serial sexual assaulter, is an international disgrace; he is running a criminal enterprise solely for the benefit of him and his family. he has never sacrificed anything for anybody and he never will.
Compare his disgusting character with that of a real patriot, General George C. Marshall who served as Army Chief of Staff throughout World War II, then as Secretary of State implemented the Marshall Plan which rebuilt Europe after the war, and then served as Secretary of Defense and President of the American Red Cross. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. He and his wife then retired to live out his few remaining years in Leesburg. I believe that’s the model we should all strive to emulate, not the not the conduct or character displayed by the nasty excuse for a man currently infecting the presidency.
How is he running a criminal enterprise for the benefit of himself and his family? Are you sure you didn’t mean Hillary and Bubba Clinton? Those guys made hundreds of millions off of their political power and connections. Trump worked in private industry you know right?
The whole trump enterprise is a money laundering scheme. His boy Mike Flynn was on the phone selling deals with Russia during the inauguration ceremony- they couldn’t wait! he’s a 24-caret POS! Stay tuned, Mueller is on the case!
It’s dumb for any politician to take credit for the Dow going up, because that’s doomed to tank, and probably soon. Trump’s “Aren’t I amazing because the market is up” quotes are going to look a lot different on the other side of a correction, or worse.
The reality is politicians have almost no effect on the markets – markets are driven by fear and greed, and that’s about it. The only real effect that politicians have is on monetary policy, indirectly, and the only effect that can have is to create bubbles.
The tax reform package, that was a good thing, he should keep taking credit for that.
… Also, as far as it goes, the “market going up” isn’t a good thing. It isn’t like you get something for nothing. It’s like a house – no matter how much it’s price goes up, it’s still just a house, the only difference is how much you get for it when you sell it, and how much you have to pay to get another one. There’s no free lunch with the market, bubbles just create misery in the end.
Not if you sell when the market is up! 🙂
The market liked his policies. De regulation, opening up the possibilities for American energy, a pro business agenda–see the tax cuts. You would have thought that the markets would have tanked if you watch CNN’s crap with a negative story every two seconds.
Trump’s economy is liable to be a problem for the Democraps in 18 and beyond to 2020, but the coming wave of Democrat Super Majority keeps crossing the border and has done so since Reagan. That will be hard to overcome.
“Markets are driven by fear and greed, and that’s about it.”
Do you have a retirement account? If so, are you motivated by fear or by greed?
Presidents DO have an effect on the stock market. The pro-business policies of Trump have spurred the markets under Trump. The market even grew under Obama despite his anti-business policies, due to stagnation – there was no other place to invest your money because interest rates were almost 0%.
The markets are also influenced by other factors, but gain or lose value primarily because of optimism, or the lack of it. When Americans are feeling that the future is bright, the markets gain in value. They lose value when Americans feel nervous about their future.
Other factors, (such as near zero interest rates) also effect the markets, but it’s driven primarily by optimism.
He turned Virginia Blue!! Keep it up!!
I’m okay with that. Democrats continue to retreat into the cities, fine by me. Virginia went blue because it’s so urban, but it’s causing Democrats to lose less urban places like Wisconsin.
Yeah you guys keep thinking it was demographics that turned VA Blue. That works fine for me. Lol
WInning! Still not tired of it.
Progressives brag about how “changing demographics” are changing voting outcomes – and when it actually does, you claim it’s something else. You don’t believe the huge influx of immigrants into Northern Virginia had any effect? Or that felons having their voting rights restored had any effect? You clearly haven’t been watching demographic trends.
Northern Virginia and the swamp have turned Virginia blue. McAuliffe added the voter fraud factor.
Congratulations Citizen President! He is the type of person our founders had in mind to serve….he can’t be bought, he is successful, he isn’t a politician. I do believe that divine intervention was present in November 2016. Trump is special and we’ve been given an opportunity to save our republic, if we don’t ignore it.
Are you sure our founders had a lying, confessed serial sexual assaulting, draft-dodging narricist who runs a criminal enterprise while doing his best to get rich on the backs of his fellow citizens while destroying democracy in mind? Oh by the way, yes he has been bought and paid for by Putin!
Liberal fascism – socialism – progressivism have taken their toll on our country. Time now for personal responsibility, restoration of freedoms, reduction of government control and free stuff (democracy) to make a huge comeback. I listen to MSNBC and CNN and hear their screaming about Trump. You could do yourself a favor by widening your options to get grounded in reality.
Tom seems quite well-grounded in reality to me.
He is exasperating, juvenile, narcissistic, crude, and insulting … his antics have galvanized the resistance … BUT you can’t argue with the profound change in our country’s projection of strength to the world. Even here at home, a new devotion to saving our culture and enforcing our laws. And the economy is booming! Bravo.
He’s an American CITIZEN – what the founders had in mind. He’s serving us. He can’t be bought and can’t be bribed. How refreshing.
The last time we had a strong America First president was in the 1980s. Since then, we have had either weak Republicans or overt leftist Democrats. Trump, for all his flaws, is what is needed to reinvigorate the USA.
Can’t agree more
A presidency can literally be destroyed by a single bad decision. I remember the first Bush presidency and his defaulting on his no new taxes pledge. He was near 90% approval and a little over a year later lost the presidency to Clinton. The second Bush presidency was almost a repeat of the first. High marks for post 9/11 and then disaster with the economy. By the way, in both instances, it was Democrats who undermine the Bush residencies but a strong president wouldn’t have let it happened.
a strong president wouldn’t have let it happened.
What could the younger Bush have done to maintain high approval ratings in the face of the financial crisis? I’m well aware that Bush was not responsible for the crisis, but a President tends to get all the credit and blame for whatever happens during his administration. (Trump is the exception, since he gets plenty of blame without the credit). What could “a strong president” have done to avoid his drop in the polls?
Take a good look at the Trump and Obama presidencies. They both had a fighting spirit. Obama simply ignored the Republican Congress and borrowed from the Fed to do what he wanted. Trump has pushed the Republican Party to new heights by being a tough guy. Both of the Bush presidents were nice guys but neither ran a tough presidency.
Okay, I’ll buy that. But my question remains: What could Bush have done to maintain high favorability numbers during the financial crisis?
At the point of crisis, there is nothing you can do but hang on and hope. What he should have done is hammer away at the Dems deliberately creating the crisis and then, when it happened, no TARP which led to Obama’s constant use of TARP type bailouts.
I think Bush 2 was tired by fighting the aftermath of 9/11 and just didn’t want to see the economic train wreck coming. It seemed he put the economy on autopilot – very dangerous thing to do when Dems rule the Congress. A president can go directly to the People – and he never really made a case that should have been easy to make if he lambasted the Dems.
Deregulation led to the 2008 crisis. Not a Dem thing, y’know.
There are some very complex reasons for the economic crisis, none of which had anything to do with Bush. The primary cause was democratic legislation that essentially required banks to grant mortgages to people who weren’t qualified. Democrats passed legislation that made it almost impossible for mortgage companies to turn down minority applicants, especially from certain neighborhoods, without facing charges of discrimination – even when they clearly did not have the means to keep up with the mortgage payments. As time went by, the result was a whole bunch of mortgages that eventually went into default.
When Democrats interfere in the market this way, they think they are helping minorities. They aren’t. It does them no favors when they end up losing their home, which was the inevitable result of forcing banks to give mortgages they wouldn’t normally give. If someone is not qualified (based on their financial records), they shouldn’t be given a mortgage just because of their skin color. That’s just as bad as refusing to grant a mortgage to a qualified applicant just because of their skin color.
Thank you for filling in the details regarding how the Democrats created the economic crisis. However, in my mind, a strong president would have stood against what was an obvious impending disaster. He did not have to sign this legislation.
I would say that Bush the younger was a strong leader. His leadership after 9/11 was as good as it could get. We might otherwise have been devastated by that attack. I don’t approve of everything Bush did, as he’s not conservative enough to me, but I will always give credit where it’s due. Dealing with that attack was no small matter.
The “Blue Collar” thing;
The only issue that firmly binds the Republican party with the blue collar biter is the 2nd Amendment.
The Republican party is and always will be White Collar.
Please give me one example of a sitting Republican Blue Collar Delegate or Senator in Va. ??????
This is why NO Republicans in Va. have the ***testicular or moral fortitude*** to tackle Va’s Santurary Employment of illegal aliens through our unlicensed contractor laws or even look to “Comprehensive Employee Misclassification legislation “.
Face it John Republicans are the Americans that don’t want to work weather it is on a cold morning on the Construction sites of Va or the floor of our General Assembly.
Yes , I a geninue working man am calling out our complicit legislators. Do your job this January or you might as well start wearing Pink Hats and start crying , I can’t find Americans to work or Blue Collar Virginians to vote.
Trump blue collar you bust me up, ha ha haaaaa.
say NO to dope , say no to White Collar Contractors!