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Thursday, June 8. 2017
Insofar as that might be true, I think it is part of why he was elected.
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That's absolute horseshlt. Absolute. Goldsmith is in ass.
Did Obama, the Leninist so-called Constitutional Perfesser, 'grasp the office'? Only to the degree that he broke almost every law--as well as his oath of office---to expand its role and destroy the checks and balances provided by the other two branches. He almost single-handedly made Congress obsolete.
President Trump wants to re-establish the legitimacy of America's form of small-r republican government, re-engage Congress, return to our founding principles, and put the decisions back in the hands of the people at the state level.
No grasp? Trump's grasp is quite firm. Goldsmith's, however, is not.
I too first thought of Obama. Trump may well be the first president in my lifetime who is actually prepared to lead as both a CEO and a CFO. I get it that many are opposed to him and many have lost their power gravy train when he was elected but are they so lost in their hate that they are unaware of how stupid they sound with these alt-left crazy conspiracy theory pronouncements?
That's just Jack Goldsmith's opinion, based on his impressions and impressions of others, if I skimmed the link correctly. He's basically just saying Trump doesn't meet his behavioral expectations. Well the behavioral expectations of the law faculty at Harvard don't mean donkey dung to me, and I suspect, to hordes of other Trump voters. He probably couldn't back up that opinion with analysis and reason if his life depended on it.
I have yet to see anything that Trump has done wrong. Why is he bound to follow Swamp Rules in running the country? Despite all the fulmination, I have yet to see anything he has done illegal. He just won't play by the Swamp Rules.
And why none of the other pubbies were likely to have won.
If the rich and elite people who claim to be conservatives and republicans would just forget their hurt feelings and how much they hate Americans in fly over country and just get behind President Trump he could make America great again. He's having to constantly fight everyone in the media and the GOP and all the folks at NRO which I read religiously for years until before this election when they almost systemically disavowed their fellow Americans because we would not be obedient any longer. Good Americans still support Trump; the rest of you not so much.
I'm old enough to remember that the elites and media spent 8 years announcing that Reagan was unfit for office too. And endangering world peace by trying to beat the Russians. Loved the "we begin bombing in 5 minutes"-joke.
Perhaps Goldsmith could show us his multi-billion dollar global business empire, that he built himself through 45 years of hard work, talent, smarts of all kinds (street smarts, political, brainpower, etc.), and taking big risks and winning on the vast majority of them. The guy is a billionaire many times over and HE BUILT ALL THAT HIMSELF. Stop and think about that for 10 seconds.
Else, Goldsmith might want to shut the hell up about what Trump is, or isn't.
Taking big financial risks to build giant buildings is not something that just anybody can do.
Of course I was referring to Trump with "The guy is a billionaire ..." .
I think the country has gone stark raving mad. I was in a lunch meeting today, where one of the attenders, a lawyer who is a graduate of both an Ivy League college and an Ivy League law school, was going on and on about how Trump and Kushner were Russian puppets and were being controlled by the Russians.
After a little while I said, "Did you hear about Jerry Brown and how he entered into an environmental and trade agreement with the Chinese just a couple of days ago?" This guy says, "Right, he's rejecting Trump's position on the Paris Agreement by making this deal with the Chinese to fight climate change, I saw the pictures with him and the Chinese president!"
And then I said, "So, did it occur to you that China is just as much an 'enemy' of our country as Russia is, they are in an expansionist phase and trying to take control of S.E. Asia maritime routes and other places, and now you have a governor of a state apparently having had secret negotiations with the Chinese and now entering into an agreement with them which is essentially a treaty with a hostile foreign government? And what do you think you'll find if you look at the Constitution about whether it was legal for him to do any of this? [Hint, look at Art. I, Sec. 10.] And do you think that someone might have concerns that President Xi is just using him for propaganda purposes to get at the United States and to divide our country?"
And his response is, "well that's completely different. He was just being responsible for the environment and going against Trump who's destroying the environment."
And I just said, "ok."
"a lawyer who is a graduate of both an Ivy League college and an Ivy League law school,"
I doubt there is any love between Trump and lawyers. I'm sure that he had to get a lawyer he knows from New York to represent him because the big political DC law firms all hate him and do their business with people who hate him.
It is amazing how people keep trying to make the case that our President doesn't understand his job while in the same breathe trying to convince us that we "average" folks do understand it because it is so simple and obvious. What they are really saying is that most of us would cave to the pressures and let the permanent residents of Panem dictate our actions, and, boo boo, mean Ol' nasty Trump just won't play. Well that I exactly what I want from him.
I wonder if Ike was with us today, if instead of warning America of the Military Industrial Complex, he would warn of the Financialist, Globalist, Government-Media Complex, bolstered by the Identity group hustlers. These people are too self serving to look to the greater good or consider the interests of the people in the middle. It never ceases to amaze me that the Middle caught on.
I have to say that Trump is lucky in his critics and enemies, that they are so transparent in their malice, too smarmy and oafish to get much traction with the Middle. It's as though they don't realize the Middle sees the 24/7 media coverage as theatrical stunts.
he would warn of the Financialist, Globalist, Government-Media Complex"
He did (warn against the encroaching Federal state). You just never hear the rest of that speech...
Trump's election was a last ditch effort to stop the drift towards totalitarian socialism by constitutional, electoral means. If the Deep State succeeds in removing him, then only extra-constitutional, non-electoral means are left.
Trump, for all his flaws, understands patriotism, but I'm far from sure his predecessor did.