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Feb 14, 2017

Trump's Tweets Don't Top Obama's Arrogant Speeches

Progressives say Trump is a puffed up know it all.  But Trump doesn't sound anything like President Obama. Surely you remember when Obama said this:
“I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.” 

As if that wasn't enough, President Obama sounds like Moses in his one:
"...generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that th
is was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth."

Trump is a businessman. He is used to hiring advisors who have the guts to tell him what they really think. Rince Priebus and Steve Bannon were not hired to agree with Trump, and they certainly don't agree with each other. He is impetuous, but he adapts to conditions and learns from his mistakes. If he did not, Trump wouldn't have recovered from his first bankruptcy. You can succeed in politics as a one man band surrounded by yes men and women. You can't do that in business. You drown in red ink as your competition steals your market.

I voted for Trump because I thought he was my only chance to restore Constitutional government. Trump's appointment of Judge Gorsuch is a strong indicator that Trump wants to do exactly that. I think a lot of the progressive fear of Trump is the realization that he has all of the pen and phone powers usurped by President Obama. The last 8 years have seen Congress reduced to complete impotence while executive orders, regulatory overreach and rogue courts made the necessary changes to laws like Obamacare to keep the poorly drafted law afloat. The fact that much of Obamacare and Dodd-Frank can be undone the same way scares the fecal fertilizer out of progressives.

At this point it's also quite clear that progressives think the Constitution is a hindrance and they want it subverted and overturned. For example, there's an article in Foreign Policy Magazine that discusses ways to get rid of Trump. The final way mentioned is a military coup that overthrows Trump. The author, Rosa Brooks, is a professor of law at Georgetown University. This kind of dream, combined with the last 8 years of shredding the Constitution to serve the fierce urgency of now is what the fight is really all about.

Trump's style is abrasive and abusive. In normal times, he would not have come close to winning. However, these aren't normal times. Our system of government as a Constitutional Republic is seriously threatened by unchecked power in the executive branch and its regulatory agencies aided and abetted by judges who decide what they would like the law to be, rather than what the law is. Voting for Trump was a Hail Mary pass. So far, the media have been doing the job of watching Trump 24x7 and complaining about every little detail.   There is very little risk that Trump can get out of control.  The alternative, Hillary Clinton, proved during the campaign that there was nothing she could do that was beyond the pale for her supporters and the Pravda press. The choice was between a slim chance and no chance. 

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