The Progressive movement stands in opposition to Donald Trump; their belligerence uncontainable. When things don’t equate which is often the case, they lie. It’s as simple as that. It’s led to many former Obama voters supporting Trump. They choose not to support a party of chronic whiners who blame others for their diminished political standing.
Hillary’s on a gripe tour where she still blames others for her loss. She can’t recover. She epitomizes the lame party she represents. People should be sick of her.
They are! Sixty-seven percent of Americans believe the Democrats are unhinged and disturbingly out of touch?
Meanwhile Trump has been busy trying to get it right. For a successful businessman there has been an undeniable learning curve to master the presidential discipline. He has also learned who he can rely upon and who among the Republicans may insidiously foil his plans.
So how’s Trump doing now that he’s reached the 100 day mark? The Dow is up 11% and the Nasdaq 12% with a huge jump in business confidence. Illegal border crossings are down 71% and there are 5,000 new ICE agents. He’s issued reversals on Obama’s financial regulations and signed 13 bills toward that effort. Construction for the Dakota Access pipeline has been approved and a green light for the Keystone XL pipeline.
Trump nominated Neil M. Gorsuch who won confirmation to the Supreme Court, a big victory. He’s repealing Obama’s Clean Power Plan, he’s opened up coal mining which suffered a loss of 83,000 coal jobs and 400 coal mines under Obama. He banned lobbying by former government employees for 5 years and imposed a federal hiring freeze.
Trump issued an executive order defunding ‘sanctuary cities’ who do not allow local authorities to enforce federal immigration laws— it was halted by a federal judge, activist left wing Judge William Orrick, a major donor and bundler for Obama’s presidential campaign (no surprise there).
Andrew C. McCarthy tells us this: “Although he vents for 49 pages, Judge William H. Orrick III gives away the game early, on page 4. There, the Obama appointee explains that his ruling is about . . . nothing. That is, Orrick acknowledges that he is adopting the construction of the E.O. urged by the Trump Justice Department, which maintains that the order does nothing more than call for the enforcement of ‘already existing law’.”
Leftist obstruction at the ready. Two immigration orders stopped cold for now, the first by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals banning immigrants from six countries. While we wait, lives are jeopardized as criminals roam free protected by leftist politicians.
It’s certainly worth noting Trump’s missile strikes against Bashar al-Assad, Putin’s ally. Trump’s appointment of strident Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador has been a good one. She has been extremely critical of Syria and Russia who she blames for aiding and abetting Syria’s use of chemical weapons. And she has been a staunch ally to the state of Israel, a refreshing change.
Trump also dropped the largest non-nuclear MOAB ‘mother of all bombs’ on a series of caves and tunnels used by the Islamic State in Afghanistan. 94 ISIS militants were killed.
Both attacks a defining wake up call.
We just learned 211,000 jobs were added in April. Unemployment is down to 4.4%. An Obamacare replacement bill just passed the house because of Trump’s deliberate hands-on political finesse. Rand Paul describes it as improved but still a bad piece of legislation. Health care is a one time repeal and replace. Once we produce it, we are doomed to live with it. Now it goes to the senate where it’s anyone’s guess how it will fare.
Trump is working on his tax-reform plan. It imposes a rate of 15 percent for both corporations and small businesses and reduces seven individual income tax brackets to three: 10, 25 and 35 percent. It eliminates the estate tax, itemized deductions, corporate loopholes and the alternative minimum tax. Here again, he must work effectively with the Freedom Caucuses, the 50 moderate House Republicans known as the Tuesday Groups, individuals like Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton, those Republicans who can make a difference.
In his first 100 days many have tried to stop him – a pervasive get-Trump-assault that began before he stepped into the White House. Once he did, a well choreographed Women’s March to much media effect sprang into action. His enemies include many in the establishment news media, some Republicans and agitators like George Soros who stoops so low it’s hard to keep up. They’ve mostly failed but not for lack of trying. There was the lame Jill Stein recount effort, futile attempts to go after members of the electoral college to alter their Trump votes, efforts to delegitimize Trump with accusations of Russian complicity that flopped due to lack of evidence. He’s been accused of treason, sordid sexual acts, mental instability, xenophobia, racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism (that’s rich coming from accusers who support Obama but even richer when we consider that 70 to 80% of American Jews supported Obama/Hillary). Demonstrations, leaks and Soros-financed court interventions won’t stop but neither will Trump, a leader undeterred.
Hard to stop a geriatric-addled billionaire whose final curtain call will be his fervent desire to take-down another billionaire who is our president and loves America. And harder to tolerate an undignified narcissistic black tyrant who wants to retake the White House any way he can.
Cantankerous tantrums one after the other that reveal a feral group of miscreants who refuse to acknowledge what occurred and why.
They object to Republicans. You know, the party that controls the White House, both houses, two-thirds of the state legislatures, 33 governorships and the Supreme Court.
The Democratic congress presents another unmanageable fuss. They’ve devised their own power playbook and it’s all about resistance – their refusal to accept Trump’s leadership using obstructionist tactics. They uniformly thrive on hate.
Not exactly anyone’s idea of integrity. It’s a liberal meltdown and a call for strident civil unrest that seeks to destroy Trump’s vision of America in these emergent slippery post-Obama times.
Highlights include their opposition to Israel while empowering Iran, their high regard for Islam, their support of a twisted version of feminism that somehow ignores women’s rights, a baffling concern for immigrants from countries that export terror…….they’ll even dress up as vaginas, declare ‘black lives matter’ when they really don’t or march for Soros-scripted injustice when what they do is the real insult.
Progressives are down and dangerously desperate.
What do we make of all this? Despite the considerable disruptions, Trump has accomplished quite a bit. One hundred days equates to little more than three months. He knows he must deliver on his promises. Politics is a fluid process. Congress has power now and if not used effectively could lose their majorities. Some Republicans are career-dysfunctional and purposeful Trump saboteurs, others unprincipled. But many within the party want what’s best for America.
Trump is a deal maker, a unifier with his own brand of leadership. His enemies will fight him every step of the way but he’s a tough contender, a man who declares his objectives clearly to the people, and then executes when he can. There’s no ambiguity here! He was elected to get the job done and that’s exactly what he plans to do!
Trump launched a $1.5M ‘First 100 Days’ TV ad that many in the Mainstream Media refused to air. Take a look!