Whose approval is important? Whom do you want to impress?
When I think of Barak Obama I see a man pandering to the socialist elites. He may like to play the race card and race bate but he isn’t really doing this because he wants the black masses to love him. He is doing it because he wants the George Soros’s and the Muslim oil barons to pat him on the head and say, “Good boy.”
To Trump it is the masses, the ones the elites are trying to disenfranchise. Yes, he is a populist. Yes, he knows how to talk Locker Room. Yes, he can be vindictive. But he really doesn’t care what the New York Times says about him or what the media pool thinks about him. It is kind of like the experience of being a teacher. If you goal is to be liked by the students you are putty in their hands. They only like you when you are giving them candy or a free period. You know when you have crossed a line and you go into reverse immediately. On the other hand, when a student tells me, “I hate you,” I tell them, “You’ll get over it.” Of course I use the same line when they say, “I love you.”
Trump really doesn’t care what the elites think. He is wealthy. He can buy and sell many of them. He has been to their parties and bought their influence. He is not impressed. Of course everyone wants to be liked but not at the price of kissing lower dorsal body parts.
That is what makes Trump scary to the left. It should also be a bit frightening to those on the right. He will do what he thinks needs to be done. Currently he seems to be on the side of the Constitution and conservative values. Since those positions are based on facts and have been demonstrated to work I am hopeful that he will remain with us. We cannot get complacent. We need to keep encouraging the right people to have their influence on him.
Will he make mistakes from our point of view. Count on it, but I am hoping that they will be honest mistakes of the moment that can be corrected with reason and facts.
It is going to be a wild ride for all of us. If you ever get upset about something he does then you might need to get an arm band like the ones that were popular saying WWJD (What would Jesus do?) only the one you will have is WWHHD, (What would Hillary have done?) I guarantee the contrast will make you feel better than a double dose of Vicodin.
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