How long can you tolerate watching national and world news? In the good old days of my youth with vigor and vitality, I could tolerate up to 30 minutes. Now that I am older and wiser, I can tolerate watching national and world news for 20 minutes. If I am having a really, really good day, I’ll watch it for 10 minutes!
Why the decrease in time, you ask? It is quite easy to understand. The vast majority of the news being reported (or made up!) has a negative connotation for either our country or for the POTUS. Between the liberal media and the Democratic party, they will go to ungodly and disrespectful lengths to assure that anything this POTUS has accomplished be minimized. The negatives get accentuated and the positives fade into obscurity.
The greatest example of obstruction took place about 4 months ago. Do you remember when the Democratic party was vehement about the fact that something had to be done to address the problem of the ‘dreamers.’ The ‘dreamers’ are those people that were brought into this country by their parents who were illegal immigrants. The Liberal ‘warm and fuzzy’ feeling regarding this issue was that as children, these ‘dreamers’ did not have any choice. Consequently, they should be granted US citizenship. The extension to this was that their parents should also be given US citizenship, because, gosh darn it, look at how long they have been here. The liberals stated that there were 900,000 dreamers in the US, and gosh darn it, every one of them was a smart and productive American citizen candidate. (My first thought about hearing this liberal approach was that if these ‘dreamers’ were so smart, why didn’t they go through the naturalization procedure long before. I digress.) Do you remember Trump’s response? Trump said that a 10 year procedure would be put in place for 1.8 million dreamers. This would allow twice the number of dreamers to become naturalized American citizens as being vetted by the Liberals. The one big caveat that required 10 years to become a citizen? A clean criminal record history. In other words, if you have a criminal record, you could not become an American citizen, and could be deported. The Liberal response? Have you heard one word about the ‘dreamer’ issue in the last 4 months? The ‘dreamer’ issue was an issue thrown up against the Washington crap wall to see if it would stick in making Trump look like he was a racist and opposed to any path for the ‘dreamers’ to become US citizens. It backfired on the Liberals and the liberal media instantaneously obliged by eliminating any more coverage of the ‘dreamer’ issue. In the meantime, a very good and fair proposal got tossed onto the Washington crap pile.
What is the continued purpose of the Mueller investigation? When I was young and living on the farm, one of our dogs strayed. After a couple of weeks, we were pretty gosh darn sure that Chuck, my samoyed was not coming home. After almost a year and a half of investigating, Mueller and his team of seventeen lawyers, a prosecutorial dream team have not come up with anything. Remember, this investigation was put together for two purposes, even though they are more inclined to focus on one of the purposes. The first purpose was to investigate the possibility of Russian influence in our last election. The second purpose was to investigate possible collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. So Robert, let me help you and your very expensive staff of attorneys. Russian influence in our last election? Yup. No doubt about it. Collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians? Probably not. But…what if that answer was just ‘probably.’ Then what? I would think you and your staff of legal geniuses would know that even if the collusion existed, it is not illegal! So, Robert, what is the real purpose of your investigation? Is this another attempt at throwing more defecation at the Washington crap wall? Another arrow in the quiver of impeaching Trump because Hillary lost the election?
Remember, Robert, your whole investigation was triggered by a fictitious piece of propaganda by Fusion GPS that was funded by the Democratic National Committee; and yet you treat it with more relevance than Moses receiving the ten commandments on Mount Sinai. At least Moses received the commandments on stone tablets. Your Fusion GPS propaganda was written on used toilet paper. Yet you have kept this expensive charade up for well over a year. My suggestion? End this politically motivated (yup, I do believe there is a definite liberal agenda) witch hunt now, and send your bill to the Democratic National Committee instead of the taxpayers of America. And Robert, if you really need something to investigate concerning the Russians? Please start with the Uranium One deal between the Obama administration, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Russians where we sold them our uranium reserves. Remarkably, the Clinton Foundation received a $147 million donation after the sale. That whole incident smacks of treason. Where did that uranium go? To Iran? To North Korea? To Syria? What if that uranium is used against us or our allies in the future. Could you possibly find it in your black heart to investigate that? Or, rather than worrying about the Russians stuffing the ballot boxes, why not investigate voting requirements in each state. I am sure that there were many more votes cast by non-US citizens than the Russians could dream of.
I know exactly why Donald Trump has become a moving target to the Liberals and their media. Firstly, the Liberals are deathly afraid that Trump may actually accomplish something that may benefit America and make them look bad. Thus their ‘obstructionism’ policy. Don’t vote for any of his programs. Don’t vote for his cabinet/department/supreme court nominees. Besmirch the reputation of any nominee and get the media to sensationalize it. Attack the mental state of the POTUS. Does any of this sound familiar? Secondly, it has shaken the Washington cesspool to the core that a none-politician could be elected, and succeed as POTUS. Every other President during my lifetime has had a political background. What these liberal geniuses have not figured out is that Trump got elected because he did not have the political background. Hillary Clinton was swimming in the Washington cesspool up to her neck. Trump was not. Thirdly, Trump fights back! When some liberal politician of liberal media outlet makes an outlandish claim (and there are many of them!) about Trump, he responds. Like most people, I wish he would tweet less, but I understand why he does. Trump is being Trump. Fourthly, Donald Trump did not have to rely on selling his soul to any lobbyist for political funding to get elected. He spent half the money on his campaign as Hillary Clinton. And, lets face it, anyone that can’t be bought or controlled scares the hell out of all those career politicians in Washington.
So, to demonstrate the negativism that exists in the media, let me recap some of the Donald Trump accomplishments in his 16 months as POTUS: 1. Reduced corporate and individual income taxes. 2. Stimulated the economy and stock market. 3. Lowered the unemployment rate to the lowest point in decades. 4. Smacked the crap out of ISIS, something the previous POTUS said was impossible. 5. Faced down a North Korean deviate which may lead to the de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. 6. Forced a better trade deal with China. According to Newsweek Magazine on the one year anniversary of the Trump presidency, he has achieved 82 significant accomplishments. Holy Cow! How many of those accomplishments have you seen denoted in the media? I read the list in that Newsweek and if you would read it, you would be amazed at what he has done! (OK. Name three Obama accomplishments. When you get them, text me.)
During Ronald Reagan’s administration, he was referred to as “The Teflon President.” That is because regardless of what Reagan did, nothing seemed to stick to him. Politicians and the media treated Reagan respectfully. During George ‘Dubya’ Bush’s years, he was referred to as “The Velcro President”. This was because everything he did, but mostly the perceived bad decisions, stuck to him like Velcro. He was the POTUS during the second Iraqi War and received much flack about it. Now we get to Trump. What should we call him? Many may want to call him the ‘hamburger’ President, because everyone wants to take a bite out of him. I would rather call him the ‘Oreo’ President, because when it comes to being between the Liberals and the liberal press, Trump is definitely the white filling of an Oreo cookie.
PS. This is blog 101. I was going to stop at 100. Two of my faithful readers have convinced me not to quit blogging. Grandma P also wants me out of her hair. I’m back. Enjoy.