Last week’s blog was by Davin saying why Trump was a feel good and not the right man for the job.
Joe and I agree that when it comes to children, participation trophies are lame and really in the long run do our children and our nation little good. In the short term it makes the children feel good. Just like Mr. Trump. It feels wonderful to hear he is going to make our nation great again. (If you buy into the notion that our nation is no longer great but there was a time that we can harken back to where we had no problems and we were great). It is not a notion I buy into. I still think our nation is great in many ways but like throughout our history there are certainly areas where we can improve. But if you buy into the myth it is wonderful to hear I am going to fix healthcare and replace it with something “terrific.” I am the “best” at jobs. I am going to make Mexico pay for a wall. I have a plan to defeat ISISbut I will not tell you now. I know how to negotiate and Putin will fear me. And on and on and on. A lot of bluster that is great to hear. I also believe that a fairy godmother will be showing up around midnight to turn the pumpkin into a carriage and take me to the ball. I also found these magic beans that will lead to the golden goose. I believe these things because to do so makes me feel good. Unfortunately we do not live in simple times. We can’t just will it to be so. It is no longer who has the biggest military (we still do by a lot!) Please note that the since the middle of Bush’s second term up until today America does not feel great again. To be frank we never had final closure for September 11th .We are dealing with a despicable enemy in the theaters of operations that we have left, and we have economy that is growing but anemic, and Russia which Obama said was an eighties problem is now one of our main concerns. Trump is an idea man and great men take Ideas that seem impossible and make them work. Make Mexico pay for a wall. !!Yes!!. They need us and would not have an economy without us it’s called the cost of doing business and if Mexico wants to keep the immense amount of trade they do with us flowing they pay for a wall. As for Isis Trump does have a plan of strangling their streams of income “I say that you can defeat ISIS by taking their wealth,” Trump told the Fox News Channel star. “Take back the oil. Once you go over and take back that oil, they have nothing. You bomb the hell out of them He continued: “I would hit them so hard. I would find you a proper general, I would find the Patton or MacArthur. I would hit them so hard your head would spin.” Now you can say that’s farfetched? Really is it? It was radical thinking like this that helped us win World War Two and it is out of the box thinking that no other candidate has offered, and Maybe we will have a commander and chief that will un shackle his generals and maybe at least salute them now when he walks by.
As for Putin the one man that isn’t afraid of him and knows how to counter him and negotiate from a point of strength is Trump. The last man who had the guts to take on Russia and win was Reagan with Gorbachev.