In retrospect, what Ronald Wilson Reagan managed to accomplish in his time seems all the more amazing. Without a legislative majority and with an adversarial press that still dictated what people saw and heard, he managed to reduce taxes, win the Cold War by forcing Russia to spend itself into oblivion and made Muammar Khadafi piss himself when he dropped a missile down the chimney of his hut after the bombing of Flight 007 over Lockerbie. He managed to go over the head of his opposition to speak directly to people without the aid of social media. His communication skills were the stuff of legends.
When his vice president,George H W Bush was elected,they called it Reagan’s third term. Anybody who expected that was sorely disappointed. The Bushes were centrists, not quite democrats but by no means conservatives. The fatal flaw they both had was assuming democrats were anything but inveterate liars who could slither under the moral bar, no matter how far it was lowered. When he famously said,”read my lips…no new taxes” they took it as a challenge. They offered him a deal….for every dollar you let us raise taxes we’ll (wink wink) lower spending by two dollars. Three dollars. Hell,a MILLION dollars. We don’t cut anything but military spending anyway. It’s in our DNA.
After the media hammered him for reneging on his no tax pledge he was ushered out of office by an unknown grifter from Arkansas and his greedy, power-hungry mate. I would hesitate to call her a wife since there was doubtless little affection in their relationship. He spent his time raping and grinning while she essentially ran the government clandestinely.
The discourse, I believe, coarsened to almost the degree that it is today in 2000 when ,for perhaps the only time in modern history the democrats failed to commit blatant theft of an election. The Florida Supreme Court tried twice to allow them to continue to find mystery ballots from sources unknown until SCOTUS demanded they stop. In yesterday’s Pennsylvania House race,the results were too close to call .The democrat will win. Guaranteed. Aside from 2000 their success in winning close elections is 100%.T hey know how to cheat.
Frankly, I voted for W only because the thought of that fat Tennessee pig as president was unthinkable. Kind of like eating tainted tuna fish…it will make you sick, but won’t kill you. After he took office, the media launched an all-out assault on W, the likes of which I never thought I’d see again. I was so wrong.
In 2008, another unknown burst onto the scene with little known about him except to those of us here in Illinois who knew him only too well. In their fervor to “make history” the media guarded him like a sow grizzly over her cubs. No one will ever convince me there was any reason for his election except the fact his daddy was African. Like Clinton, he was a hedonist, loving leisure and eschewing work whenever possible. Clinton liked women, Obama liked golf…and probably men. Michelle would have cut Barry’s throat over a woman. For eight agonizingly long years he took time out from golf and their endless vacations only long enough to punish the country that he despised so much that gave him everything.
In full confession, when he declared himself a candidate, I thought Donald Trump was a joke. Surely he couldn’t be serious. His distinct advantage was he had never held office, had made no unholy alliances and didn’t owe anybody anything. Most politicians (especially liberal ones) never held a job in the real world except maybe as lawyers. The other republican candidates suffered from the same unrequited politeness toward democrats who would disembowel them without a second thought.
Trump had no such delusions. He’d dealt with every sort of lying snake through his business dealings. Having created companies and put people to work,rather than take jobs away made him unique.
It turns out there’s not another person in this nation who could have stood up to the democrat party and the relentless Clinton machine. As late as election day, “experts’ pegged his chances of winning at around 5%. Then 63 million of us who were sick of Hillary, sick of the lies and corruption, sick of being told she was unstoppable, sick of open borders and ever higher tax rates to pay for democrat votes showed up at the polls.
Nearly 16 months after the election she has still not come to grips with the reality she’ll never get the brass ring. The hundreds of millions she scooped up from foreign powers as advance payment for favors once she ascended the throne came to naught.
I, for one, get really sick of the non-stop, 24/7 jihad the media is waging against the president. Their hatred of him surpasses what Reagan faced by the intensity of a thousand suns. They never stop. I don’t envision him leaving office before 2024 despite the frantic efforts of those who would destroy him. Whether the democrats are successful in stealing enough seats in November to regain the majority in order to impeach him for no reason remains to be seen.
It took almost 40 years for another generational figure to be sent by God to rescue us from the liberal malaise.My fervent hope is that Almighty God in his mercy will call me home before our nation turns into a totalitarian regime and everything Trump has done will be undone. I just don’t think I could bear to watch it.