Trump’s Sneakily Successful First Year

While the left complained nonstop about Trump’s tweeting and boisterous language, Trump buckled down and accomplished an incredible amount during his first year as president. The Washington Examiner counted an impressive 81 major achievements and another 100 minor achievements. Some of the largest include substantial tax cuts, increasing U.S. energy production and getting Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court. Other notable accomplishments include appointing more judges to the federal appellate courts than any other president during their first year and reducing illegal immigration. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports a 23 percent decline over the previous fiscal year.

The left is excitedly churning out articles gloating about a handful of items Trump was unable to accomplish, such as repealing Obamacare and getting Congressional funding for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. One Green Party candidate actually said, “Trump is a failure his first year.” These armchair critics conveniently ignore Trump’s long list of accomplishments – as if they don’t exist. Some even claim that the economy isn’t doing any better. But GDP has increased above 3 percent and 1.7 new jobs have been created, reducing unemployment to 4.1 percent.    

The left can claim all it wants that Trump has had a bad year, but people see the results and feel them in their pocketbooks. Trump may not be very likable in this ultra-politically correct era, but he doesn’t have to be likable to get things done. Three of our greatest presidents have been characterized as having only average charisma: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. James Madison was described as “noticeably below average.”

Call Trump names but it’s not going to change anything. Most Americans are probably sick of the media blasting Trump constantly. Only five percent of the media’s coverage of Trump is positive, three times more negative than for President Obama. Maybe this explains why Trump’s approval rating at the end of his first year in office is almost the same as Obama’s was at the end of his first year. Rasmussen Reports found that Trump has 46 percent approval and 53 percent disapproval among likely voters; Obama had 47 percent approval and 52 percent disapproval. Americans see through the media spin and find it unfair.

No reasonable person believes that Trump is an “idiot” or whatever other choice words the left uses to describe Trump’s intelligence. He wouldn’t be where he is now, accomplishing a vast amount his first year in office, if he was really stupid. When the left can’t think of a substantive argument, they resort to 4th-grade name calling. Since they can’t refute his presidential success, they ridicule his personality. But Trump’s crude style may be a product of the left. He was a Democrat from 2001 to 2009. He produced and hosted The Apprentice, a reality TV show, from 2003 to 2015. He was enmeshed in the crudeness of Hollywood at the peak of his Democratic affiliation. The left dominates Hollywood, which is known for its lack of moral values. So it’s a little hypocritical for the left to attack Trump for vulgarity now. Trump’s comment he made about inappropriately grabbing women? He said that during a 2005 interview – after he’d been a Democrat for four years.

No matter how much the left calls Trump names, they can’t hide the fact he’s accomplished an incredible amount this past year. Once they wise up, they’re going to start seriously looking into removing him from office, whether by impeachment or the 25th Amendment. This means they are going to double down on their efforts to taint him criminally. Since they can’t beat him fair and square, they will try and take him out illegitimately through bogus accusations.  

The left hates Trump because he has turned out to be a populist, rough-around-the-edges version of the right’s revered President Reagan. Most conservatives were wary of Trump at first, fearing his checkered political past might result in more of a moderate presidency. It turns out they had nothing to worry about. He may ultimately end up accomplishing more for the right than Reagan did. Just don’t expect his Facebook Live chats with the American people to be like Reagan’s Saturday radio addresses.

Reprinted from Townhall

2 comments to Trump’s Sneakily Successful First Year

  • TODAY’S GOP IS DISEASED
    What does it stand for? What coherent, reliable principles?
    Trumpism is a cult, not an ideology
    When Trump leaves, he will leave behind only wreckage and chaos

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    Article title: ‘Spasms of a dying party’: Outgoing GOP Senator Jeff Flake rips into Trump and his ‘old white’ rally crowds

    Date: 12/24/17

    Link:
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/spasms-of-a-dying-party-outgoing-gop-senator-jeff-flake-rips-into-trump-and-his-old-white-rally-crowds/

    Quote/Excerpt:

    In an extensive interview with ABC, outgoing GOP Senator Jeff Flake (AZ) lamented the state of the Republican Party, bluntly stating that crowds at President Donald Trump rallies remind him that his party is dying.

    “When you look at some of the audiences cheering for Republicans, sometimes, you look out there and you say, ‘those are the spasms of a dying party,’ ” Flake told ABC’s Jonathan Karl.

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    Article title: Trumpism never existed. It was always just Trump.

    Date: 12/15/17

    Link:
    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/12/15/16774216/trumpism-is-dead-trumpism-never-existed

    Quote/Excerpt:

    …“Trumpism” wasn’t an ideology. It was a means to an end, the promises one makes when trying to win an election, not change the face of politics. And only Trump could use it. Only Trump could tell Americans that America wasn’t great and be greeted with rapturous applause by those most in touch with their patriotism, though Roy Moore tried. Only Trump could make promises so grandiose that they exceeded the very boundaries of fact-checking.

    Bannon keeps trying to make Trumpism bigger than Trump, and failing

    …And of course, Trump’s own unique willingness to make promises rooted not in policy, but audience applause. Sure, Mexico is never, ever going to pay for a wall along the United States’ Southern border, but it sounds good, doesn’t it?

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    Article title: Want to know what Republican values are? Look at the choices they’re making in their tax bill.

    Date: 12/15/17

    Link:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/12/15/want-to-know-what-republican-values-are-look-at-the-choices-theyre-making-in-their-tax-bill/?utm_term=.c3b6c026bced

    Quote/Excerpt:

    …What values are being expressed by the choices Republicans are making?

    The first value is the one lying at the heart of all Republican tax policy: The rich are just better than the rest of us…And it’s not just rich people who are the greatest beneficiaries of this bill, but idle rich people…

    …This is from a party that loves to deliver stern lectures to poor people who rely on public assistance on how their meager benefits need to be cut so that they’ll fully appreciate “the dignity of work.”

    …Which is why the bill is so remarkably unpopular, with majorities opposing it in just about every poll that has been taken. That’s a big part of why Republicans are in such a hurry…

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    Article title: Roy Moore Is Exactly What the Republican Party Is All About

    Subtitle: Wake up and smell the white supremacist theocracy

    Date: 11/10/17

    Link:
    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a13518962/roy-moore-is-who-republicans-are/

    Quote/Excerpt:

    …The rise of what used to be known as “the religious right” did not begin with the legalization of abortion. That’s a nice story that the various Bible-banging charlatans would like you to believe. No, the institutions that would nurture and produce the religious right were the white-only Christian academies and universities that sprang up in the South as part of the massive resistance to desegregation—the churchgoing end of that strategy. The religious right was not born out of opposition to Roe v. Wade. It was born out of opposition to Brown v. Board…

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    Article title: ‘They’re acting like dictators’: Republican lawyer blasts GOP for deploying ‘Soviet Russia’ tactics against FBI

    Date: 12/27/17

    Link:
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/theyre-acting-like-dictators-republican-lawyer-blasts-gop-for-deploying-soviet-russia-tactics-against-fbi/

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    Richard Painter, who served as the chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, had harsh words

    …“There is honestly no evidence of disarray at the FBI or corruption at the that’s at all extraordinary and nothing like what the President of the United States and various members of Congress have alleged. And now McCabe, the deputy director, is a man also of impeccable credentials, he’s done a very good job,” Painter argued. “The allegations against him are just flat-out lies so it is the job of the director of the FBI to stand up to the president when he has to and say, ‘no, that is not right what you’re saying about Mr. McCabe, it’s not right what you’re saying about my agency.”

    “He needs to defend his agency, if he doesn’t have the courage to do that, he’s going to have to stand down,” Painter concluded.

    “Christopher Wray needs to tell the President of the United States to stop attacking the FBI and officials in the FBI on Twitter and tell that congressman and all the rest of them who are shooting their mouths off without any knowledge of the facts that they are just flat-out wrong and there is not going to be any purge of the FBI on his watch,” Painter demanded.

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    Article title: Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read

    Date: 12/29/17

    Link:
    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/12/29/16829806/trump-interview-new-york-times

    Quote/Excerpt:

    …Consider the interview Trump gave to the New York Times on Thursday. It begins with a string of falsehoods that make it difficult to tell whether the leader of the free world is lying or delusional. Remember, these are President Donald Trump’s words, after being told a recording device is on: …

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    Article title: Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.

    Date: 04/27/12

    Link:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-just-say-it-the-republicans-are-the-problem/2012/04/27/gIQAxCVUlT_story.html?tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.852fc5cec250

    Quote/Excerpt:

    …”We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.

    The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition…

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    Article title: The Party of Lincoln Is Now the Party of Predators

    Date: 12/07/17

    Link:
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/12/frank-rich-the-party-of-lincoln-is-now-party-of-predators.html

    Quote/Excerpt:

    …It should also be noted that a tolerance for sexual predation may be well on its way to becoming a majority plank among the GOP rank and file. While a new Quinnipiac poll finds that 77 percent of Democrats believe elected officials should resign in the face of multiple sexual harassment accusations, only 51 percent of Republicans do.

    Moore has the wholehearted support of the Republican president, and if he is elected on Tuesday in Alabama (which didn’t happen), the Senate will seat him no matter the posturing to the contrary.

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    Article title: The Republicans’ Problem Is Bigger Than Alabama

    Subtitle: A string of defeats points to weaknesses beyond one tainted candidate and to trouble in 2018 and beyond

    Date: 12/14/17

    Link:
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-14/the-republicans-problem-is-bigger-than-alabama

    Quote/Excerpt:

    …After Moore’s debacle, some Republican strategists blamed the candidate. Josh Holmes, a former chief of staff to McConnell, told the Washington Post, “You could literally take any name out of a phone book except Roy Moore’s and win by double digits. And we managed to get the only guy in Alabama that could lose to a Democrat.”

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    Article title: Trump is still listening to Bannon. Here’s how this could badly damage the GOP.

    Date: 12/15/17

    Link:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/12/15/trump-is-still-listening-to-bannon-heres-how-this-could-badly-damage-the-gop/?utm_term=.baf7ad4fd44d

    Quote/Excerpt:

    …Coming after the Alabama debacle, this could end up doing more damage to the GOP in a hidden way that may become more apparent over time. Here’s why: Now that Republicans hold only a 51-49 seat Senate majority, Democrats need to flip only two seats in 2018 to win control. The two GOP-held Senate seats that Democrats have the best chance at winning are in Nevada (Dean Heller) and Arizona (the retiring Jeff Flake). And both of those states have lots of Latino voters in them….

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    Conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin:

    Article title: The Republican Party is now a freak show, and Steve Bannon is the ringleader

    Date: 11/09/17

    Link:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-roy-moore-sexual-assault-bannon-20171109-story,amp.html

    Quote/Excerpt:

    …Once upon a time conservatives believed in a set of principles and understood the demands of governance. No more. The freak show that now plays out is the foreseeable consequence of a party that has abandoned standards, morphed into a cult of personality and chosen to curl up in the right-wing media bubble.

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    Article title: ‘Are Republicans dead inside?’: Nicolle Wallace wonders ‘what’s wrong’ with GOP after party attacks the FBI

    Date: 12/20/17

    Link:
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/are-republicans-dead-inside-nicolle-wallace-wonders-whats-wrong-with-gop-after-party-attacks-the-fbi/

    Quote/Excerpt:

    Former George W Bush communications director Nicolle Wallace wondered if Republicans are “dead inside” for their efforts to attack the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    “Why don’t Republicans care that a Republican-led Justice Department, a Republican-led FBI, led by men appointed by Donald Trump is being smeared and the character of the men leading those agencies assassinated by people associated with the Republican Party, not the Democratic Party?” Wallace asked

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  • LICKING THE TOES OF BEZEBUB

    Matthew 4:8-10

    8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

    10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”

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    Modern update, for Evangelicals:

    Here is political power. All you have to do is bow down to and serve the Antichrist.

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    Here’s “Christian first” VP Mike Pence, licking some hot toes:

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