Help Me Understand

My blog has been read with some regularity by thousands of Americans. Most readers appear to be sympathetic to my message. In today’s massively divided America, the logical conclusion is that I have been preaching to the choir.

So, please, help me out here. Some of you to the far right have hammered me ( consistently!) for my firm position that I do not like anything about President Trump. This is notwithstanding the fact that I voted for him in 2016 (holding my nose) and have already voted for him again this year. Let me be clear. I vote for all the good that has happened in this country we love. I do not vote for the man. I vote for our country. I despair that so many Americans cannot see beyond that paradox.

Where do I start?

One of the best Senators in the GOP is Rob Portman from Ohio. He was W’s US Trade Representative, and head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He is a classic public servant. No ego; he just wants to serve his country. Read this article (click here) he wrote for Barron’s. Senator Portman eloquently and factually outlines the amazing accomplishments of the pre-Covid Trump years. Through de-regulation and tax relief, the malaise of the Obama-Biden years were erased. Black unemployment was at an all-time low, and Black home ownership was conversely at an all-time high. This was not accidental. Deregulation and low taxes work! Please appreciate the irony; former Vice President Biden is actually running advertisements suggesting that the pre-Covid economy was a result of the Obama years! Good Lord, help us all!

So bear with me. Let’s take a look at the Biden platform. Allow me to refer you to the 2020 Democrat Platform. Go ahead; please read it. Click here to do so. Marx and Lenin would be proud. Even Hugo Chavez may have risen for a standing ovation. Folks, for the life of me, I do not understood how anyone who loves this wonderful United States of America could possibly pull the lever for a party that espouses America’s destruction. And let’s be very clear; mainstream progressive democrats do not love anything about what has made the United States of America great.

OK, I get it. Some of you do not like the President. No, let’s just get to the bottom of it; you detest him. Great. But are you actually willing to throw away 244 years of history in order to satisfy yourself that you had a hand in deposing “le grande orange”?

If you are still unconvinced, you will be abandoning the party that supports charter schools (the only proven hope for advancement for kids coming from underprivileged neighborhoods). Why? Because the teacher’s unions consider them a threat. Vomit.

You must not like fossil fuels, right? So that means you are ok with no buildings, no glass, no plastics, no steel, no fabrication, no power, no trains, planes, or automobiles. All good, right? Sure! Let’s move back into caves! Let me be clear. The energy transition is happening. We will have more and more alternative sources of energy. But this is not a zero sum game. We need fossil fuels, and we will need them for decades to come. Any suggestion to the contrary is foolhardy.

You don’t know it unless you are a policy wonk, but the Trump administration overturned hundreds of Obama-era regulations and executive orders; all of which kowtowed to progressive special interests and served to slow the economy down. Trump’s executive orders put our economy on steroids.

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t feel like paying circa 50% of my wages to the federal government. Mr. Biden (directly and through hidden fees) will ensure that you and I do. Also on this topic, we finally made American businesses competitive again by lowering the corporate tax rate, and lo and behold, Mr. Biden wants to raise them again. For those of you long enough in the tooth to remember, during the Obama years the United States had the highest corporate tax rate in the western world (sans France). Yes, the United States. Businesses were re-domiciling to the UK! Trump fixed it. Biden wants to eradicate all the progress made. Democrats don’t seem to understand that businesses create jobs. Democrats actually believe that government (ie, your tax dollars) create jobs. Wow.

If I hear one more advertisement about how the GOP wants to take “pre-existing conditions” away from the American citizen, well, I already said I was going to vomit, so I can’t say that again. The GOP has made it very clear that horse has left the barn. No one (and I mean no one) is campaigning against the notion that pre-existing conditions won’t be part of any health care solution.

There is a debate tomorrow night and the topic of “foreign affairs” is not even on the agenda. We truly live in the twilight zone. The President and his team have pulled the UAE and Bahrain into a peace agreement with Israel. The President has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. I know, you missed it. I’ll say it again. The President has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Holy cow! I would venture to say that 90% of America has no idea, and the Main Stream Media would like to keep it that way.

A few more things;

1) When this election is over, mark my words; the Democrats will stop talking about Covid. The virus has been a campaign issue from day one. If they win, they will lose all interest in the topic.

2) Law and order matters. Two black veterans of the Houston Police Department were shot yesterday (and one killed) as they responded to a domestic abuse call. The shots were fired by the abuser responsible for the incident. The abuser was an illegal alien. The left is silent. They will not condemn illegal aliens, (they believe they should be given safe haven in sanctuary cities) and Black Lives Matter is conspicuously silent. So, I’m sorry, but time and time again, when minority officers of the law are attacked and even murdered, is there some reason in God’s world that their lives do not matter?

3) The Hunter Biden laptop treasure trove is real. It has not been denied, and it is now being validated by more and more sources. In short, it stinks. My guess is the Main Stream Media will succeed in burying the story until after the election. What a shame. What a double standard! Can you imagine if this absolute sleeze was uncovered about Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr? It would literally be all consuming on the news. Shame on the media.

One more point; if we lose the Senate, God help us all. We need to win Maine or North Carolina, and Joni Ernst needs to keep her seat in Iowa. Imagine a blue wave, when we lose the White House and the Senate. Bernie, Senator Warren and AOC will be exultant. They will ram bills by and through Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and put them on the President’s desk for signature. Does anyone actually think a President Biden will be able to slow down the progressive train? OK, it was a rhetorical question.

Enough. Viva la vino tinto!

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  1. Lee Williams says

    “Le grand orange”, despite all his faults, will continue to KEEP AMERICA GREAT!
    Let the Higher Power intervene!

    • says

      Alas, I’m right there with you. The numbers don’t look good. We need the silent majority to show up big time, because we certainly can’t count on the main stream media to be impartial. They will wait until Biden wins, and then they will start to do their digging.

  2. J. Gary Shansby says

    Another pertinent article close to this election–the most important of our lifetime. For those of us who are Conservative Republicans, but have challenges with the style and many actions of our President, we fully understand if we value freedom, tight borders, strength,, safety, and our democracy, the choice must be Donald Trump. Let’s all hope the polls are wrong again as they were in 2016. We must stand for our democracy and support for our constitution.

    • Rachel Walton says

      The list of legislation and executive orders of this administration that have damaged the wild and its inhabitants is long. Just a few: this administration has changed the way the Endangered species act is applied, making it harder for wildlife to be protected from threats posed by climate change. It has ended the automatic application of full protections for threatened plants and animals. Overturned a ban on hunting predators in Alaska wildlife refuges. Reversed an Obama-era rule that barred using bait such as grease soaked doughnuts to lure and kill grizzlies – many consider this an extreme hunting practice. Encouraged drilling in the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Wilderness — one of our last pristine wilderness areas. This administration has proposed weakening critical habitat protections under the Endangered Species Act. Revoked a rule that prevented coal companies from dumping mining debris into local streams. Relaxed clean air and clean water regulations. The biodiversity of this planet is under threat — we are losing species everyday. Each of these and the many more Trump-led threats to the environment and biodiversity are a threat to the well being of our planet. Watch: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet. (on Netflix)

      • says

        Thanks Rachel. You know as well as I that there is a valid counterpoint to every issue listed in your note. This forum is not the venue for that! Suffice to say, I respect your passion and knowledge of the topic, and I will find time to watch “A Life on Our Planet”. I am not a single issue voter; never have been. And I learned long ago that when it comes to politics at the Presidential level, it will never be a perfect outcome. One has to hover at 5,000 feet and never lose sight of the goal; namely, preserving the most noble experiment in the annals of mankind (am I allowed to say “mankind” anymore?!) I appreciate you taking the time to write.

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