On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. The opposition party was still reeling from their loss in November. No, “reeling” isn’t the correct word, actually. They were lost, like ships without a rudder, spinning in circles. It was so bad that there were nearly 100 congressional democrats who boycotted the inauguration and refused to attend. Congressman Mark Takano from California actually said “You need more than a technical, legal win of the Electoral College to lead our country….” (Sir, a “technical, legal win of the Electoral College” is how our presidents have been elected since the founding of our nation.)
This wasn’t supposed to happen – Trump wasn’t supposed to win – so the Left began looking for something – anything! – to blame. They began with Russia, but since that has done nothing but open up a can of worms revealing more and more Democrat nefarious actions, they’ve had to shift to other charges. The president has been charged as being a racist, dangerous, hate-filled, unstable, mentally unfit, a narcissist, a man who demands two scoops of ice cream while his guests can have only one, a man who drinks unhealthy amounts of Diet Coke…something – anything to denigrate this man. And, when the media runs out of things with which to slander the president, they attack his family, his press secretary, his voters, somebody, anybody.
Any positive results from an action by President Trump does not get news coverage. The most blatant example is the economy – which is booming! The Dow may close above 26,000 today. Individual tax rates are lower and beginning in February paychecks will go up. Companies all over the country are increasing wages, giving bonuses, increasing benefits and company matches on employee savings, but what the Democrats will tell you – and what the media will report – is that greedy corporations and only the rich will benefit from the tax bill passed by all those evil Republicans. I’m not telling you anything you don’t know – you see it each and every day! The reason behind it? Power and control…power that is slipping away – from the Left, from the anarchists, from the corrupt media, from the swamp – and the old adage of “if you say it often enough, eventually it becomes truth” isn’t working all that well any more and they are fighting it with everything they’ve got.
Over this past year, I’ve seen a pattern. Things are obviously going very well for the American people, because the more successful Trump is with his agenda, the more vicious and relentless are the attacks, charges and slander from the Left. It is continuous…daily…hourly…constant. Our president’s attitude all along has been to not take the attacks lying down. He not only stands up against the onslaught, he fights back. They sling the arrows, but instead of lying down and rolling over like a good little politician, he reaches over and picks them up and either breaks them in two or throws them right back.
Now we hear that there are at least 5 Democrat congressmen/women who will boycott the president’s first State of the Union Address. They continue the hatred, doing everything they can to resist, obstruct, and torpedo his agenda….but in spite of it all, he continues to govern, to rise above the muck of the political swamp, and make the changes he promised which are improving the lives and security of Americans. So, where do we go from here? The State of the Union Address is on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 and I will borrow the words of Admiral David Farragut during the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay and say to our president regarding his battle for America: “Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead.”