If Donald Trump cured cancer, this is exactly what I would expect to happen. The Left would be outraged and I would expect headlines in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, on CNN and MSNBC to read, “What Took Him So Long?” “My Body, My Choice!” “Trump Cures Cancer But Unable to Tackle the Common Cold!” “Cure for Cancer No Substitute for Universal Healthcare!” “Will Cancer Cure Be Available to Illegal Aliens Under Trump Administration?”
I could go on and on and I have absolutely no doubt this is exactly what would happen.
No matter what this man does, he gets push back from the media, the Congressional Democrats, and, what’s most discouraging for me, from his own party, not to mention the endless lawsuits to stop his executive orders.
Just over a year ago, Mike Pompeo was confirmed as CIA director with a Senate vote of 66-32, which included 14 Senate Democrats including Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein. Yet, this week, the vote was 57-42 to confirm him as Secretary of State. Only three Democrats voted for him and only because they’re up for re-election in states Donald Trump carried in 2016. In other words, those Democrats wanted to save their own hides. Last year, Rex Tillerson, was confirmed as Secretary of State with only a 56-43 vote.
Contrast this to the Obama Administration. When Hillary Clinton was nominated for Secretary of State, the Senate confirmed her appointment by a vote of 94-2; when John Kerry was later nominated, he was confirmed 94-3.
The Republicans, at that time, didn’t flee to safe places to lick their wounds; didn’t behave like a bunch of snowflake cry babies; they put on their big boy/girl panties and accepted the fact President Obama won the election and it was important enough to join together and confirm, barring any obvious missteps or improprieties, his nominees without obstructing the process. The business of the United States was of paramount concern.
Fast forward to 2018 and we have a whole different mentality. The Left will not give up. They will not accept the fact that Hillary Clinton didn’t win. They will not acknowledge the fact President Trump won the election. Even some Republicans are hell-bent on obstructing President Trump and his agenda every step of the way. This is most disheartening for me.
I can still remember the stone-cold faces of the Congressional Black Caucus members at this year’s State of the Union address when President Trump announced black unemployment is at its lowest ever. That statistic clearly related to the President’s economic policies but, instead of giving any credit to him, these phonies sat there emotionless which only told me, and probably millions of other Americans watching, they could not care less for their constituents and their only concern was their own self interests. How these people continue to be elected and re-elected and re-elected boggles my mind.
Lastly, on Friday’s front cover of the Wall Street Journal is a historic photo of Kim Jong Un, North Korean leader, with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. This is the first time in my lifetime the North Korean leader set foot in the South.
Instead of some recognition of Mr. Trump’s efforts being instrumental in creating this seemingly burgeoning relationship, what I saw on the CNN and MSNBC websites was more “news” about Stormy Daniels and more stories about the non-existent Trump-Russian “collusion.” Pitiful. Will someone please tell those networks execs there was no Trump-Russian collusion. Please!
It will be very interesting to see how the media reports the upcoming meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. They were absolute naysayers several months ago when they donned their Chicken Little masks and cried the world was coming to an end, Donald Trump’s finger was millimeters away from pressing the nuclear attack button, he was mentally unbalanced in his taunts of the North Korean leader and we were all going to die. Instead, we may witness a meeting between these two leaders, something which, again, has not been seen in my lifetime.
Donning my own Pollyanna mask for a moment and visualizing a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, I wonder if those folks in Norway would be willing to award President Trump the Nobel Peace Prize. Living in reality though, my Don Henleymask would seem far more appropriate – “when hell freezes over.”
I don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.