By now it should be abundantly clear to anyone paying attention that Donald J. Trump (the Legitimate, duly elected President of these formerly United States of America) is under attack from all sides. And it’s no surprise. In his inaugural address to our great nation, he effectively declared WAR against the Washington Establishment. This “War Cry” was entirely endorsed and sanctioned by an estimated 62,979,636 people.
But make no mistake.
There are NOT 62 Million+ American voters who think/thought that Mr. Trump is/was “THE MOST QUALIFIED” person to occupy the White House. To the contrary, I think most of those voters (rightfully) believed that from a Political Perspective – the perspective of the Beltway Insiders – that Mr. Trump was a disastrous candidate for President! And 62+ Million voters were correct. Mr. Trump was, and most certainly IS, a terrible Political Candidate.
I think most who voted for him don’t really like him – at least the public persona that has been painted. I’m one of them. He was NOT my first, second nor third choice of candidates on the Republican ticket. Probably not the 4th or 5th, but I never counted. I can’t say that I have ever voted for a Democrat, but that’s more a factor of the party than it is for a particular candidate. But I could vote for a Democrat, despite my very conservative ideology. I’m not so naive nor arrogant to think that I am ALWAYS right. (“Nearly Always Right” is more accurate, but I digress…). I once met Seth Moulton , who was a Democratic candidate for congress at the time (he is now a Massachusetts Congressman), and is the former college roommate of a good friend of mine. I would vote for Seth if I could, even though he is dead wrong on a few (already decided) key issues. Because I think he is there for the right reasons: To genuinely address and attack real problems, irrespective of personal gains. I call that kind of person a “Fiduciary Politician”.
Enough about Seth (he’s dead wrong on his absurd “gun control” position anyway.)
Trump is neither Republican nor Democrat. Not a Conservative or Liberal from an ideological perspective. In point of fact, he has little (it seems) political ideology. I think it’s fair to say that he is nothing more than a serial “deal maker”. A “salesman” through and through. He seems to LIVE for the “deal”, for the “win”, and for the “sale”. Ironically, these are not in conflict with my definition of a “Fiduciary Politician”. So long as the result is an improvement in governance, I am relatively unconcerned with who gets the credit for it. And that is why I voted for Trump.
Warts and all (there are MANY), he is currently the sole warrior willing to go against “The System”. I don’t and won’t always support the man – nor his political positions – but I support his “cause”. Washington – the Establishment – is irreparably broken. In case you have been caught up in the media driven anti-Trump frenzy, he is Not Hitler, the Anti-Christ nor some evil world conquerer. Hell, OPRAH has been begging Donald to run for POTUS for 20+ years! Queen Oprah is hardly a surrogate for conservative Icon William Buckley.
Again, I digress. Sorry…
Donald Trump is a “logical pragmatist”. He looks at a problem, thinks of the possible solutions and the likelihood of a “deal”, then the odds of failure. If the odds of failure are too high, he moves on. Punts. Deflects. Distracts. Changes the narrative. Changes the NEWS! ALWAYS!!!!
Now he is President Trump. And he wants to “Drain the Swamp”.
I think he knew from the beginning that his war against the Washington Establishment was a virtual guarantee of failure. I think he knowingly decided to be a modern day Don Quixote, charging full force at the good ‘ol boys’ “Windmills” (the Establishment way of Governing). He knew that those “Windmills” would be moved and concealed. Be denied. Be defended. His failed attempts to fell his foes would be heralded! His assertion of “windmills” would be publicly denied, and he would be mocked and jeered.
And Oh!, how he has been vilified! Just remember that The Establishment – which includes BOTH the right and the left (the whole bunch: Schumer, McConnell and Paul Ryan) – have much to protect. They have their precious “windmills” of power and they WILL NOT let anyone, let alone a Washington Outsider (and someone who used to pay-to-play) challenge their dominion.
And so here we are, watching as the establishment tries desperately to besmirch old Don Quixote! Through “anonymous sources close to the White House” and “Senior White House staff on the condition of anonominity” we are being assaulted with wild tales of subversive behavior and possible Treason!
Should Trump face Impeachment?
YES!!!! IF he is actually guilty of an actual crime.
But we all know he is not.
Being a narcissist is not a crime. Being a shameless self promoter is not a crime. Being a “small” man with small hands is not a crime. Funny thing is, that self promoting narcissist who is concerned about his – err – “hands” is making a REAL positive impact on the Domestic and Global stage. Like it or not, and despite the rabid enthusiasm of the media (in coordination with BOTH sides of the establishment), that narcissistic asshat is tilting some serious windmills!
I say, “Tilt On!” President Trump! While you may be ideologically agnostic, and a man whom I do not actually like, in the end YOUR Windmills are MY Windmills!
And if you can’t see the “Windmills” in our midst, YOU are part of the problem!
This boy. This smile. This memory, one of a few thousand, I hope. Some of you know that my father (Ralph) passed away in December. Some of you also know of the failures and limitations of Ralph as a father, and my desire to break that chain and to be the Dad to Jason that I wish Ralph could have been for me.
Ralph left a very modest inheritance to his three grandsons, including Jason (who he never met, nor spoke to). I am the executor of his trust. His explicit instructions were for his grandsons to use their inheritance however they wished, in such a way that would bring them happiness. Happiness is something that eluded Ralph during the majority of his life.
This smile, this day, shared with his adoring father, on a small aluminum fishing boat acquired via inheritance from a stranger named “Ralph”. It’s a smile and a memory that his own father yearned for more than 40 years ago that never happened.
And so the chain is broken.
And this modest little aluminum boat, skippered by this precocious “soon-to-be” 8 year old, with his “first mate” Dad assisting with navigation is the vessel that will carry 10 years – maybe even 20 years – of smiles, memories, tall tails and fish lost. But most of all a little glue to the bond between a father and a son.
Yes, boats are bad investments. Yes, a few thousand could have been added to his college fund in lieu of a stupid boat.
But that smile. These memories. The future memories. The connection that we shared last Sunday, and every other possible day that we can fit in, for as long as he will fish with me in that silly little aluminum boat?
Thank you Ralph.
Comey has repeatedly stated that President Trump is not a subject of an investigation. EVEN IF HE IS, replacing the head of the FBI would have absolutely NO BEARING on an ongoing investigation!
Democrats are pretending that Comey is the only person in the bureau that is handling the investigations!
It’s utter HOGWASH and they know it. But their sheeple apparently believe such non-sense?