One particular statement sent me reeling: Compared to other presidents, Barack Obama has some of the best numbers out there. I simply did not know how to reconcile that statement with the fact that the national debt all but doubled to over $19 trillion dollars on his watch—an amount that exceeds the debt accumulation of all former presidents combined. His unemployment numbers were a total hoax, conveniently leaving out those who had fallen off the unemployment benefits roster and no longer seeking employment. There are over 97 million people out of work or under-employed and Obama & Co. wanted you to believe that unemployment was below five percent? Please. An idiot can figure out that those numbers don’t add up.
When the subject of borders and illegal immigration arose, my adversaries quickly accused Donald Trump of pursuing isolationism and protectionism when we should aspire to live in a “global community.” The reality is that President Trump said, “Let us enforce our immigration laws in the way they are written until and when we decide to change them.” His job as president is to uphold the laws of our nation and protect the American people—vetting refugees from countries that openly hate Americans is simply common sense and should not be up for debate. Beyond the safety issue, many of these refugees come here with no interest in assimilating but instead a wish to fully avail themselves of our generous welfare system, all the while demanding we change our culture to accommodate theirs. This is totally absurd.
As promised, Trump withdrew America’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact—an alliance of twelve Pacific Rim nations (excluding China) the purpose of which, Mr. Obama indicated, was to “level the playing field by setting the highest enforceable standards and by removing barriers to selling our goods overseas.” This would be done by removing tariffs, expanding markets overseas and instituting trade rules and policies applicable to all member nations. However, according to Roosevelt Institute, the deal heavily favored every nation but the U.S. “In fact, in more than half of the 18,000 categories, the U.S. exported nothing to TPP nations last year; for many of the remaining 7,500 categories, American exporters sold only small amounts.” In addition, tariffs are so low that the benefit of removing them is negligible. This isn’t isolationism, it is economic sense. Besides, Mr. Trump has said he would prefer to pursue trade agreements with each of these nations on an individual basis.
Another complaint I encountered is that Trump is filling his cabinet with wealthy individuals, as if there is something inherently wrong with success. How can you criticize this when Mr. Obama loaded key positions in his administration with admitted socialists, communists, and rabid members of the Muslim Brotherhood? Let’s see: what should make us worry more, men of wealth or persons who might be working to sabotage the country? Personally, I want to see people in positions of leadership who have demonstrated they can achieve success.
I have heard Trump referred to as Hitler and/or a Fascist. Let me be clear: Hitler was a Nazi; Mussolini was a Fascist and neither of them was a capitalist, which describes first and foremost who Donald Trump is. Nazis belonged to the Socialist party and believed above all, in racial (Aryan) supremacy. Fascists believed, above all, in an autocratic, totalitarian government. That President Trump is trying to stem the flow of immigrants either from Mexico or six terrorist nations does not make him either.
Leftists have a real problem when you hit them with facts. Then they resort to name-calling: Hitler! Nazi! We’ve just spent eight years being collectively afraid to say anything about then-President Obama for fear of being called racist. The Left will never trouble themselves with facts or use common sense but will employ every deception and manipulation they can to win. For them, the end justifies the means. Between my liberal associates and the media doing their best to malign or undermine every move of the President, we’ve got a long road ahead. Soldier on.
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