O SAY CAN YOU SEE, BY THE DON’S EARLY LIGHT

Col AndyAnother great one from Colonel Andy

 

 

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.  William Shakespeare

 

President Obama.  Of what country?

In Cuba, for reasons not know of value to the United States, he posed, not impromptu but calculated, before a monstrous image of Che Guevara.
Seriously?

He attended a baseball game while the rest of the world tended to the business of another terrorist attack, this time in Brussels, orchestrated by faithful of the religion of peace.
Seriously?

And he, at the game, managed less than a minute worth of remarks about the carnage that included Americans.
Seriously?

No golf?  Why not?
Critics are pointing to bad optics.
Well, no kidding.

But this is the president who refuses to call the terrorists who and what they are.

This is the president who played golf minutes after making obligatory comments following terrorists beheading an American.

This is the president who embraced Trayvon Martin.

This is the president who embraced Michael Brown.

This is the president who hugged the parents of Bo Bergdahl at our White House.

This is the president who traded five known terrorist “generals” held at Guantanamo Bay (some of whom have returned to battle) for the deserter Bergdahl.

This is the president who has still not come clean as to his whereabouts and actions during the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack and murder of four Americans on duty.

This is the president dismantling our military.

The list goes on and on. And on.

Optics?

The president is either oblivious, does not care, or rubbing America’s nose in his disdain for our country.

None acceptable but he’s the trump card.

Absolutely known is what kind of president we have. Soon he is done.

Now folks are in a frenzy as to what kind of president Donald Trump would be.

The frenzy being based on the powers to be not wanting disruption to the status quo thus wild speculation to frighten and cause second-guessing.  Consequently, there’s an ongoing super-sized effort to take Mr. Trump down and out.

He’s not going quietly.

The fact is no one really knows what kind of president Mr. Trump would be.  Just as no one knew what kind of president Barack Obama would be. How could we, we didn’t know who Barack Obama was; and still do not.  The fact is no one really knew. Once in office, he spoke and acted contrary to pre-election word.

We heard Mr. Hyde and got Dr. Jekyll.

Don’s early light – Mr. Trump’s words to his countrymen – is promising return to a recognizable America; a great country.
For his blunt language, determination, and promises masses can see – O can they see. And they are saying, “Go Trump!”

He leads still the other two surviving GOP contenders.

Donald Trump is not Ted Cruz nor John Kasich. And he’s certainly not Barack Obama.  Had media etc., unveiled Barack Obama to the extent Mr. Trump is being exposed we’d – America and the world – not be in the mess we live.

That’s not speculation but logic.

Per Shakespeare, we, not the stars, hold our destiny.

Trump hatPerhaps it’s fate a man named Trump trumps Obama.
So say what you want, can, and will about Mr. Trump but his rise, I say, is a necessary and healthy thing.
Until a GOP nominee is sorted out…

Go Trump!

Trump Is Not A Liberal or Conservative

This is an article by Mychal Massie on January 19, 2016 in “Daily Rant, Race & Politics.” Agree or disagree, it is a good, worth while read; regardless of which side of the aisle you sit on; or even if you live under a rock. I may be showing more and more bias as this ridiculous, comical, and absolutely distasteful election cycle goes forward, but I can not help it. The more the candidates talk, the more they show their ignorance and their owners. Cruz reminds me of a used car salesman working out of trailer that remains hooked up to his truck. I wouldn’t trust that fellow with my dirty underwear —  I love my country too much. Enjoy or delete — your choice.

We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner with friends at the home of other friends. The dinner conversation was jocund, ranging from discussions about antique glass and china to theology and politics. At one point reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative.

I said that I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a conservative.I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He doesn’t see the problem as liberal or conservative, he sees it only as a problem. That is a quality that should be admired and applauded, not condemned. But I get ahead of myself. 

Viewing problems from a liberal perspective has resulted in the creation of more problems, more entitlement programs, more victims, more government, more political correctness, and more attacks on the working class in all economic strata.

Viewing things according to the so-called Republican conservative perspective has brought continued spending, globalism to the detriment of American interests and well being, denial of what the real problems are, weak, ineffective, milquetoast, leadership that amounts to Barney Fife Deputy Sheriff, appeasement oriented and afraid of its own shadow. In brief, it has brought liberal ideology with a pachyderm as a mascot juxtaposed to the ass of the Democrat Party.

Immigration isn’t a Republican problem – it isn’t a liberal problem – it is a problem that threatens the very fabric and infrastructure of America. It demands a pragmatic approach not an approach that is intended to appease one group or another. 

The impending collapse of the economy isn’t a liberal or conservative problem, it is an American problem. That said, until it is viewed as a problem that demands a common sense approach to resolution, it will never be fixed because the Democrats and Republicans know only one way to fix things and the longevity of their impracticality has proven to have no lasting effect. Successful businessmen like Donald Trump find ways to make things work, they do not promise to accommodate. 

Trump uniquely understands that China’s manipulation of currency is not a Republican problem or a Democrat problem. It is a problem that threatens our financial stability and he understands the proper balance needed to fix it. Here again successful businessmen like Trump who have weathered the changing tides of economic reality understand what is necessary to make business work and they, unlike both sides of the political aisle, know that if something doesn’t work, you don’t continue trying to make it work hoping that at some point it will.

As a pragmatist Donald Trump hasn’t made wild pie-in-the-sky promises of a cell phone in every pocket, free college tuition, and a $15 hour minimum wage for working the drive-through at a Carl’s Hamburgers.

I argue that America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see a problem and find ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and compound it by creating more problems.

You may not like Donald Trump, but I suspect that the reason people do not like him is because: 

(1) He is antithetical to the “good old boy” method of brokering backroom deals that fatten the coffers of politicians; 

(2) They are unaccustomed to hearing a candidate speak who is unencumbered by the financial shackles of those who own them vis-a`-vis donations;

(3) He is someone who is free of idiomatic political ideology; and

(4) he is someone who understands that it takes more than hollow promises and political correctness to make America great again.

Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talk about fixing America is like listening to two lunatics trying to “out crazy” one another. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are owned lock, stock, and barrel by the bankers, corporations, and big dollar donors funding their campaigns. Bush can deny it, but common sense tells anyone willing to face facts is that people don’t give tens of millions without expecting something in return.

We have had Democrats and Republican ideologues and what has it brought us? Are we better off today or worse off? Has it happened overnight or has it been a steady decline brought on by both parties?

I submit that a pragmatist might be just what America needs right now. And as I said earlier, a pragmatist sees a problem and understands that the solution to fix same is not about a party, but a willingness and boldness to get it done.

People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance, but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives, and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

Racoons

Many have asked me if I support the republican party? Sorry, but I do not. In fact, I do not call myself a republican (small case). I have to state I am one to get the right primary ballot, but that’s the extent of me being one of them. Many people have wondered how Trump rose to such popularity so quickly, and why has the RNC did not endorse him. Well, I think I know, but  I will not go there just yet.  I received the following from several fellow non-republicans via email and although somewhat crude English-wise, it sure spells it out; even those living under a rock these days should be able to comprehend its message.I don’t know who wrote it, but  I think it is great!  Let’s call it, Why Trump has such a following. Enjoy
Racoons2You’ve been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately! You call the city—four different exterminators—nobody could handle the job. However, there is this one guy who says he guarantees  to get rid of them—so you hire him. You don’t care if the guy smells, you don’t care if the guy swears, you don’t care if he’s an alcoholic, you don’t care how many times he’s been married, you don’t care if he voted for Obama, you don’t care if he has plumber’s crack—you simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He’s the guy! He’s the best! Period!

So, here’s why we want Trump, yes he’s a bit of an ass, yes he’s an egomaniac, but we don’t care. The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republican Party is two-faced & gut-less, and illegals are everywhere. We just want it all fixed! We don’t care that Trump is crude, we don’t care that he insults people, we don’t care that he had been friendly with Hillary, we don’t care that he has changed positions, we don’t care that he’s been married three times, we don’t care that he fights with Megan Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell, we don’t care that he doesn’t know the names of some Muslin terrorists. This country is weak and bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegals from all over the world. We are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don’t even recognize the country where we were born and raised. “WE JUST WANT IT FIXED,” and Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want.  We’re sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and sick of illegals. We just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but doesn’t have lobbyist money holding him, he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him, all we know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, has built a lot of things, created a lot of jobs, AND he’s not a cowardly politician. And, he says he’ll fix it. And, we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or called a liar.

Also, we don’t care if the guy has bad hair.

We just want those damn raccoons gone. Out of my house—NOW!

Racoons