“The lying by Democrats in the lead up to the memo’s release wasn’t surprising, nor was the complicity of journalists in spreading that lie. What was is how there was virtually no curiosity or interest in the memo and its contents in the days leading to its release from the people whose job it is supposed to be to convey information to the public. All journalists did was attempt to taint its release so as to foster disinterest in it in their audience when they could finally see it.Once it was released to the public, the discussion shifted to anything but its contents or the fact that unverified Clinton campaign opposition research was used as justification to spy on an American citizen without disclosing that’s what it was.” – Derek Hunter
Source: Journalism is Dead – Derek Hunter
I wish I could credit the author of this short piece. It appeared on Facebook and was subsequently shared with me by a friend in an email. It provides some useful thoughts about the positive or negative effect the President can have on the economy of our nation, simply by his positive or negative outlook and demeanor. This is some very useful insight, and my thanks go to the author of the piece, whoever he or she might be. Although not backed with studies cited or statistics given, one senses the inherent truth in what the author is claiming.
“The question is, who is responsible for the economic boom that America is currently experiencing?
I know the answer to this question.
I got my Master’s in Futuristics (Societal Futures) from San Jose State University in 1980. The focus of my thesis was the impact of powerful, positive images of the future on current socioeconomic health.
What my research of past civilizations and societies clearly showed, was that these powerful images of the future delivered by leaders with equally powerful charisma impact the society/civilization immediately; without delay.
There’s no doubt that Trump’s image of America’s future is a powerful one for our society. In fact that is the major complaint of those that disagree. Trump’s powerful, positive image of America’s future was delivered in complete clarity in his 2018 State of the Union speech. This vision was also delivered numerous times up to his election in November 2016. This image began to impact America’s socioeconomic health the day after his election; THE DAY AFTER HIS ELECTION, not the day after his inauguration.
Obama’s situation is exactly opposite. His image, also powerful, was essentially negative. America’s day was over, it was time to pay back the rest of the world for our sins (his apology tour), we were causing global warming with our overuse of fossil fuels, our children will not have the same advantages we had, etc. Powerful negative images also have an immediate impact on a society’s socioeconomic health, essentially shutting it down. While he was not left with a roaring economy, his vision for our future exacerbated the situation and there was no chance of an economic turnaround. Because powerful visions impact immediately, Obama’s vision began shutting society down the minute it was probable he would be elected, no later than October of 2008.
There is no doubt that the credit for this current economic boom belongs entirely with President Donald J. Trump. Anyone who disagrees is unaware of how these powerful images impact a society’s current socioeconomic health.” – Author unknown
“Democrats wasted no time continuing their nonstop attacks on President Trump after his State of the Union address Tuesday. They insist Donald Trump is the worst president in American history. While President Trump has left himself open to well-deserved criticism, many still don’t understand why he was elected and continues to retain the support of millions of Americans.Here’s why:” – Ed Conard
Source: Here’s what Trump’s critics still don’t get about why he was elected and has the support of millions | Fox News
“My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #Never Trumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain? We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney? And the results were always the same. This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.” – Evan Sayet
Source: Some will like this, some won’t. Interesting read — – No Holds Barred Political Forum – America’s Political Chat Room
“When Trump’s apparent use of the word “s—hole” makes headlines, one cannot help but recall the analysis of the media provided by President Obama’s deputy national security adviser and foreign policy speechwriter. In discussing his perception of reporters’ ignorance of foreign affairs, Ben Rhodes said: ‘Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.'” – Larry Elder
Source: The Great S—hole Hypocrisy – Larry Elder
What an egregious lack of judgement on the part of the TSA agent. Are these people simply not supposed to actually think?
“I’m sorry, but a finger gun is not a deadly weapon. It could be used as a threatening gesture, but it doesn’t sound like Durkin’s behavior could have possibly given that impression — especially to someone supposedly trained to monitor suspicious activity. While in Texas.” – Tom Knighton
Source: TSA Actually Frisks Woman for Doing Texas Tech’s ‘Finger Gun’ at Houston Airport | Trending
With apologies for the colorful metaphor…
“So, when it comes to the Great Shithole Controversy of 2018, my feeling is: I do not care, not even a little. I’m sorry that it takes someone like Trump to break the spell of silence the Left is forever weaving around us. I wish a man like Ronald Reagan would come along and accomplish the same thing with more wit and grace. But that was another culture. History deals the cards it deals; we just play them. Trump is what we’ve got.” – Andrew Klavan
Source: Of Crudeness and Truth | City Journal
Finally, someone on CNN makes some sense. Say what you will about President Trump, but it is highly unethical for anyone to make a sidewalk diagnosis of his mental health or fitness for office just because his tweets tick you off or you don’t like the way he speaks or combs his hair. The guy gets results. Even the millennials liked his tax policy and subsequent legislation, when they were told it was from Bernie Sanders.
“Smerconish talked how the “Goldwater rule” later became adopted by the American Psychiatric Association and what it meant moving forward. He discussed how the body of psychiatrists decided it is “unethical for a psychiatrist” to offer a professional opinion unless they have conducted a proper examination and been authorized to give such a statement.” – Justen Charters
Source: CNN Host Drops a Scorcher on People Questioning Trump’s Mental Health as President
“That there are sharp political divisions in this country is nothing new. From the earliest days of the United States’ existence we have been fighting over what policies are most effective, who is fit to hold power, and what cultural norms will produce the best outcomes.But if this poll and the general feeling of America in 2017 are any indication, our divisions are a bit deeper than they had been even up until quite recently.If we can’t agree on what patriotism is, where are we going to find common ground?Part of this trend undoubtedly flows from the powerful push by America’s elite institutions to move away from creating unity out of an incredibly diverse nation.Instead, they aim to divide and elevate what are often the smallest distinctions among us.”- Jarrett Stepman
Source: The Difference Between How Conservatives, Liberals Define Patriotism
“We’re giving man back to his human nature.If I had to pick one of the most under-appreciated and under-reported stories of 2017, it would be that a post-Christian America is a more vicious America, and that the triumph of secularists is rendering America more polarized, not less. Remove from the public square biblical admonitions such as “love your enemies” and the hatred has more room to grow. When the fruits of the Spirit — love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control — wither, then the culture is far more coarse.” – David French
Source: Post-Christian America — Can a Polarized America Survive? | National Review