July 4, 2017 by gregrabidoux2013
And I don’t mean junior.
No, Donald J. Trump the senior has many, many enemies. On the left, in the middle, in his own party, in show business, out of show business, in the media, in sports, even in other countries, especially so, it seems, amongst our EU allies.
I would venture to say that every time he sends a tweet, unlike in “It’s A Wonderful Life” where someone gets their wings, a new Trump enemy is born. Or matures. Well, at least ages.
His latest tweet which had a Reddit video of him wrestling and throwing down to the mat a wrestler representing CNN triggered yet another backlash of criticism and by my count the bill to impeach him in the US House gained 5 more sponsors bringing the total as of this blog to 26.
But despite his countless growing list of enemies the real presidential public enemy number one is the President. It must be maddeningly frustrating to work in his White House. Every time you think you have a “win,” every time you think you just advanced your agenda, well the “boss” tweets and then that (the tweet) is the only thing that seems to get covered by the media. A media by the way, all too happy to devote gobs of time showing the world what they believe to be a completely unhinged idiot this president is and why he should be removed from office, like yesterday. And Mr. Trump seems all too happy and willing to provide them with ammunition in the form of his own tweets every single day.
Now here is the bitter irony for Trump supporters.
If you are politically conservative, if you are pro-business, if you are less than thrilled with environmental regulations and rules, if you want to see US military might restored and if you are strong on domestic law and order then there is much to like about the first 6 months of the Trump presidency.
He has signed numerous executive orders that aim at clearing the decks of “unneeded and excessive” regulations and federal oversight in a variety of areas, including refurbishing the coal industry and reducing what many saw as federal land and water grabs under the Obama Administration. He has thumbed his nose at the Paris Accords and seemed oblivious to “Euro-snobbery” and mockery.
He has talked a lot about preserving and protecting religious freedom, restoring respect to American families and has asked for increased funding and resources for our men and women in Blue. He has sought to revamp the corrupt and utterly incompetent VA and made “doing right” by our veterans a priority.
Under this Administration there have already been more arrests and deportations of the vicious and brutal and 10,000 strong MS-13, a gang which originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s but today gets its membership mainly from illegal immigrants as young as 8-10 years old from Latin American nations like El Salvador, than during the entire 8 years under the prior Administration.
The DJA, NYSE, NASDAQ and futures have all been on an upward trend, several hitting record highs in the last 6 months. Business, it would seem at least, likes the policies and perspective of this real estate tycoon turned reality television host turned president.
He has shown no reluctance to deploy American military might and has delegated to our field military commanders a discretion and power to move as they see fit that was literally unheard of under President Obama. Our US Military on balance is not on his list of enemies, thank goodness.
And I haven’t even mentioned the US Supreme Court which despite newly minted Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch’s adamant rejection of politics (“there is no such thing as a republican judge or a democratic judge”) the fact is he has already moved the Court even further to the political right (Trump claims new travel ban upheld a “win”). With Justice Kennedy already taking steps towards his retirement (will not hire new law clerks, puts all applications on hold until “next guy or gal”) conservatives are already eyeing another “win” that will cement the USSCT as conservative for at least the next 25 years.
Yet independent opinion polls strongly indicate that the large majority of Americans are simply unaware of much if any of what I listed above.
They do know however, that President Trump is feuding with MSNBC co-hosts Joe and Mika (Trump referring to her “bloody facelift”) and that he has “wrestled and pinned CNN” and that Kathy Griffin had a photo of his head and he tweeted she was “sick.”
You know, the real important stuff.
Maybe it is all part of some grand magic trick of Trumpian deception. Here, Democrats, here Nancy and Chuck and “Pocahontas” and Stephen Colbert, look at the tweets in my left hand all the while you will not see what I am doing in my right hand.
Poor Kellyanne Conway gets trotted out nightly to try and “set the record straight” and make the case that there really is much progress being made despite the seeming inability of Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare despite having 7 years to develop a strategy or pass a budget or reform taxes.
But no one really seems to listen. Or care.
Nope. But they sure seem to want to know what Trump’s next tweet is and just how “low” he will go to get his enemies.
If he would only start by making peace with the top tweeter at the White House then maybe, just maybe, the message coming out of the White House would be a whole lot clearer.
Sorry, gotta go, seems I just got yet another tweet from the president. Doesn’t this guy ever do actual work?
I wonder who or what he’s wrestling this time?