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.
Donald Trump is certainly a vulgar fellow of questionable intelligence, and the country might be better off with someone else in the White House, but where exactly would that leave black America?
Good question. What have the lefties done to effect the lives of urban black Americans in 50 years other than enough free stuff to thrive? That is Trump's argument to them. Trump is no racist at all. He just expects a lot out of everybody. He's been an employer in private business, so he is tough. So are we all, regardless of skin tone. Just my perspective, of course. I hire and fire more frequently than I would like, of all colors.
"Donald Trump is certainly a vulgar fellow of questionable intelligence"
I disagree with the premise. Vulgar? I'm just not sure he is "vulgar" and certainly he is less vulgar than other politicians and public figures. What he is, is honest while others are more duplicitous. The most vulgar well known politician today is most likely Hillary. But she is slick and wears one of her other faces in public. But seriously, look up her quotes and compare them with the worst that Trump has said. Trump lacks two important political assets. He is honest even when he should lie through his teeth and he is the same person in public, in private, on the stage or at a quiet dinner.
As for intelligence I suspect that Trump may well be the most intelligent politicians since Richard Nixon and perhaps has a better grasp on the world situation than even Reagan did. Where the opposition goes wrong is Trump is a New Yorker accustomed to working with the common man and he speaks directly and sometimes coarsely and when you tie that in with his willingness to speak his mind he doesn't come across as polished and as sly as Bill Clinton. As for Obama, without a teleprompter he was just a pretty face, nothing more.
Agreed! "vulgar"? and "questionable intelligence"?
Trump didn't given the middle finger to his political opponent like Obama did to McCain; nor, did Trump call voters "bitter clingers" or "deplorables."
As for the "questionable intelligence" comment - just where is the almighty Obama's college transcript? Just how much more money did Trump make while employing thousands compared to how much money Obama and Michelle and the Clintons make while employing no one?
And just how would the country be "better off" with someone else in the White House? Certainly not better off with the likes of what the Democrats offered, nor would we be better off with the tired old same old that the Republicans also tried to offer.
Aside from those idiotic comments that started the article, the author does ask some interesting questions.
No accident that black support for Trump increased with decreased black unemployment. No accident that black unemployment decreased with Trump policies resulting in fewer illegal aliens trying to get into the country and take jobs away from US citizens.
Thirty five years of fending off the crooked NYC Council and NY State political hacks of all colors, mobbed-up NYC construction unions and the most devious real estate lawyers and banksters on the planet, in order to capture the most expensive commercial square footage in the world.
The simple truth is that black america has always been unhappy; and will always be unhappy. Blacks have to maintain a long list of grievances in order to justify their demands for free stuff. For example, something like 40% of all sexually active black men are HIV positive, and all of them get free medicine. Will they Thank the President for that? Of course not, because there is no such thing as "enough". And besides, it's not their fault that they have AIDS. It's just nature.
A day will come when President Trump, or whoever comes after him, will have to cut back on entitlements. That will mean riots in the cities all over the country. When that day arrives, it will be a great opportunity to rid the United States of HIV once and for all by testing, and then expelling those who are positive for the disease.
All this criticism of the President is just a red herring designed to draw attention away from the fact that America has turned into a welfare state.