We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Democrats and their press proxies were all prepared with their talking points against the Donald Trump who sneers in their smug faces. Instead, President Trump was at his presidential best, clear, softly spoken, strategic in his sweep across the policy landscape, offering his hand to his opponents to instead think first of America instead of scoring petty points.
The Democrats in Congress looked bewildered and pantsed, sour looks on their faces in the face of programs that appeal to most Americans, not knowing what to do, their steam looking like hot air, and the media stammered its appreciation with less of but not excluding their sneers.
The American people got to see it all, to the self-created embarrassment of the Democrats.
Before the primaries, I couldn't imagine voting for Trump. Immediately after the primaries, I was planning on voting for him in an effort to ensure that Hillary would not become president. As the general election progressed, I grew more and more supportive of him - not just because he was not Hillary, but because I increasingly became convinced that he loved this country and and he would do the right thing for it. That trajectory of my admiration for him has not changed except to steepen.
We'll see what he does, but, and I still can't believe I'm saying this, Trump seems to be the conservative hero I've been waiting for. Reagan was great (though I did have a few issues with him). The next real conservative was W. In fact it was said he was more conservative than Reagan (what a disappointment - but not by comparison to who he was running against, of course), but so far, Trump seems like the most conservative president we've had since Coolidge.
I would be happy with Trump if he did nothing for four or eight years - that would be a huge improvement over the last eight and the expectations of a Hillary or Bernie presidency. If he gets through half of what he wants, we will truly be blessed.
I have to admit I was put off by him for several months during the primaries and Cruz was my first choice. Slowly, as Cruz became more desperate, he presented as a sneak while Trump became more appealing. I still wish he'd lay off the Twitter snark, but he's doing what he promised to do.
Trump's M.O. is real simple. When they zig, he zags. Keeps 'em always off balance and ever more befuddled. Just look at some of the pix from the dem side of the aisle last night. Only question is how long he can keep it rolling.
Wow, did I hear a lot of negative things about Democrats last night and this morning, especially the ones who refused to stand, as being "anti-American" and wanting to hurt our country. Especially when they refused to stand for the SEAL that was killed. I think the blinders are starting to come off a lot of people. Democrats have become absolute repulsive slimeballs.
A friend was bemoaning the Burning of Berkeley and the P^$$Y March on Washington the other day. When he finished, I pointed out that the more that independent voters witness of this type of idiocy the more likely they vote for Trump's side in the midterms and in 2020.
Yes, the Coastal Elites in the entertainment business still say that Trump is Hitler. But the people who matter can see that the leftists are the ones spouting nonsense and acting like Nazis.
The more idiotic the spoiled brats act, the more people in the middle will reject them. As long as we can avoid a civil war in the meantime, we will be in good shape.
Especially when they refused to stand for the SEAL that was killed.
Van Jones was the Obama White House staffer who resigned after it became known that he was both a self-proclaimed Communist and supporter of a Truther petition. [That never stopped Valerie Jarrett and company, of course, from hiring him, who had to have known at least about his declaring himself a Communist. ] Van Jones, of all people, had this to say about the SEAL who was killed.
"He became President of the United States in that moment. Period." @VanJones68 on Trump honoring a Navy SEAL's widow https://t.co/NrIBVZvgRT