I will make no bones about it….I supported and voted for Donald Trump. Why? Well, after living through the terms of more Presidents than I care to count, I decided that maybe career politicians did not make the best Presidents. (Okay. I confess. Trump makes number 13 during my lifetime!)
In the good old days, many of our Presidents were elected because of having military experience. During my lifetime, that would have been Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush. Ten of the thirteen Presidents during my lifetime had some form of military experience. The three that have not served in the military are: Clinton, Obama and Trump.
So, for the last three that did not have military experience, which were the professional career politicians? That would be Clinton and Obama. That leaves just one person left and he was a career businessman as opposed to a career politician, Donald Trump. And Washington, D.C., the political muck-hole and swamp of the political world cannot tolerate a non-career politician in the Oval Office. Thus he, and anyone associated with him, have become targets in a political assassination game that the majority of this country finds detestable.
So what were the significant contributions and accomplishments of William Jefferson Clinton, the first non-military experienced president during my lifetime? He was the Attorney General for the State of Arkansas, before becoming the Governor of Arkansas. He then became the third youngest POTUS in 1993 and was POTUS until 2001. In today’s political arena, he would have been considered a moderate. With some of his legislation, by today’s Democratic socialist yardstick, he may have even been considered slightly moderate to conservative! But Bill also had the distinction of being only the second POTUS to ever be impeached. (The first POTUS to be impeached was Andrew Johnson.) Yup. Bill had an affair with a White House intern and lied about it before congressional committees. He lied about the affair before the 1996 election, which he won, and was impeached in 1998 after scathing evidence was presented concerning the affair. Because the Republicans did not want to give Al Gore, the Vice President, presidential exposure and experience before the next election, Bill was allowed to finish out his term. Bill was a lawyer. As scandalous as his affair was, it pales in comparison as to what he and his wife have done since his presidency.
Barack Obama had a different career path. Initially, he was a community organizer. I am not sure for what organization, but that is what he did. He served 7 years in the Illinois senate. He then won election as a U.S. Senator. Within 150 days after becoming a U.S. Senator, Obama began his campaign to become POTUS. Amazingly, he won the Democratic nomination for POTUS, defeating the well-entrenched, well-funded Hillary Clinton. He served as POTUS from 2009 to 2017. He was also a lawyer. (And, from the day he was inaugurated until the day he left the presidency, his net worth increased 30 times! Wow! )
Now along comes the billionaire and successful businessman, Donald Trump. The one big advantage for Trump was that because he was not a career politician, he did not owe his political success to any particular lobby group or voting bloc. Thus, unlike Clinton and Obama, he could not be controlled by campaign contributors or lobbyists. He spent half of what Hillary Clinton spent on her campaign. Hillary was the first politician in the United States to spend over a BILLION dollars on a campaign. The Washington smut machine does not like independent players on its field. They are considered uncontrollable, and….they can be dangerous because you just never know what they can do. When I was a teenager, I asked my dad why he voted for John F. Kennedy. My dad’s reply? I voted for JFK because “its tough to bribe a millionaire.” Big Daddy G was ahead of his time without knowing it. Now Trump is in the same position, except he is a billionaire.
Then, Trump had the audacity to place the best and brightest in his cabinet positions and his advisory positions. As he was making these selections, I said to Grandma P, “This country could not afford to hire the people that Trump is appointing.” They were the best and the brightest people that could be gotten. They were paragons of industry, high level military leaders; and the best at everything. He made these appointments without having to settle political debts, with one exception. He even appointed Ben Carson, a former political opponent, to be Director of Housing and Urban Development. How many people would do that?
But the media and the denizens of the deepest part of the ‘swamp’ reared their ugly heads and wasted no time in doing it. The new word of the day became the ‘I’ word….impeachment. And they began using this word before he was inaugurated! But wait…for impeachment to take place, one would have to commit some impeachable offense. So, in the truest tradition of fake it or make it up news, we ended up with the Mueller investigation. It is difficult to remember that this investigation began to determine the Russian influence and tampering in our last election. It now has become an extended ‘witch hunt’ into Donald Trump and anyone associated with, or close to Donald Trump.
I am not sure what Paul Manafort is guilty of, but I am sure it was not something that required a 4:00AM arrest at his home, and incarceration without bail. His arrest, when he answered the door in his underwear, was well recorded and publicized. How convenient. Manafort was the former campaign chairman for the Trump campaign. In the good old days, those being any days before the Obama presidency, Manafort would have been subject to an IRS audit, not a publicized arrest by the FBI.
Some of Trump’s former friends and associates have come under scrutiny because of the Mueller investigation and are pleading guilty and plea bargaining to circumstances that are not really criminal. Why would they do that? Well…it is really quite simple. Once the Justice Department, the IRS or the FBI wants to get into your knickers, they can do it with a battalion of attorneys that are all on the government payroll and at tax payer expense. The accused, on the other hand, has to pay for a defense out of their own pockets. With the Mueller investigation now rapidly approaching two years of existence, it is evident to any accused to what lengths our misguided legal system will go to harass. A lengthy court battle would put most people into financial ruination. Or, you could get a get out of jail card if you turn on Trump? You would have to be some kind of person not to take a plea deal and turn on Trump with the alternative being financial ruination. Our misguided legal/judicial system is using this sentiment to their advantage. Rather than handling the accused persons with ‘kid gloves,’ they come at them with a sledge hammer.
But now as the skins of the onion are being peeled away, we are learning that this ‘witch hunt’ has been coordinated between three departments within the US Government; Justice, FBI and the CIA. All of this dependent on a fictitious Fusion GPS dossier that was funded by the Clinton campaign. If I am reading the tea leaves correctly, John Brennan, former head of the CIA, submitted the Fusion GPS report to the FBI while knowing it was all baloney. The well entrenched FBI Obamaites/Clintonites could not pass up the opportunity to take this to the mat and received all kinds of judicial support, all the while knowing it was baloney, also. Remember in an earlier paragraph where I said Trump appointed people without political debt except for one? That one person would be Jeff Sessions, the current Attorney General . Sessions was an early Trump supporter, and was rewarded with the appointment. When the issue of the Mueller investigation gained steam, Sessions recused himself. Big mistake for him and for Trump. The now steam-rolling Mueller investigation has proceeded unencumbered because the Attorney General has taken a ‘hands off’ approach to the whole affair and the investigation is in the hands of entrenched ‘Anti-Trumpers.”
The arrogance of some of the key people concerning this investigation is breath taking. John Brennan, the head CIA ‘spook’, has not found a TV camera he doesn’t like in his jihad to belittle Donald Trump and his presidency. (Aren’t ‘spooks’ suppose to keep their mouths shut?) Peter Strzok, the most arrogant piece of beetle dung that is collecting a government paycheck, said in a congressional hearing that, he “knew what was best for Americans.” This was suppose to justify his nefarious actions and his office affair? Peter, I know what is best for America today…not having our governmental agencies politically weaponized to influence this nation, favor a political party, or chastise and harass a candidate/elected official. Brennan was CIA, Strzok was FBI, and Bruce Ohr was at the DOJ. It was Ohr’s wife that worked at Fusion GPS and submitted the fictitious report that worked its way through all three agencies.
Why are some of the leaders of these three organizations (and the all-to-willing media) attacking Trump and his associates with such ‘heavy handedness?’ In football parlance, ‘the best defense is a good offense’ and there is not anyone more offensive than the above mentioned individuals. They are up to their crooked necks in a highly illegal and treasonous cabal at the highest levels of our government.
If I had a genie in a lamp and could rub it three times for three wishes (did I mention my genie would look like Sandra Bullock?) I would wish for the following. Wish one: Jeff Sessions is replaced by Trey Gowdy as Attorney General. Wish two: Brennan, Strzok and Ohr all lose their jobs, lose their retirements and have their security clearances stripped. Wish three: The legal process will finally investigate that the Clinton money machine and Barack Obama are behind all the ‘Anti-Trump’ machinations taking place in ‘Swampington, D.C.’ One can only hope for justice…finally. Obama may have only been a community organizer, but he certainly is excellent at organizing resistance.
Who is watching the top policemen (FBI), when its top hierarchy is loaded with crooked cops?
Hopefully, God and the midterm election will save this great nation.