By Eddie Howell
Among other things, the election of President Donald J. Trump was a well-deserved political poke in the eye to the globalists and “ruling class,” an encouragement to many who hadn't been voting, and a spotlight on issues the establishment has refused to deal with for generations. Trump is emphatically showing the progressives how out of touch they have been, although they're refusing to get the message. If he didn't upset all their apple carts, he shook them vigorously. It was certainly the most interesting, entertaining, and meaningful election season in decades. “America First!” What a concept! “Make America Great Again!” What a goal!
I believe the impact of the election was and is far greater than a simple change of parties. It's a serious episode in a titanic struggle. Is Trump strong enough, and are his principles appealing enough to the American people to stave off the unflinching and unending attempt to destroy him?
I am an admirer of President Trump, though I believe I could offer him some constructive criticism, as some others have. Overall, I would say, let Trump be Trump, he's going to anyway. My concerns at present include these: (1) All Obama appointees should be removed from the government as soon as possible, even if they can't be immediately replaced. (2) Continue to stand firm against the fake news media and the Democrat hate campaign. (3) Consider firing Robert Mueller and ending the whole Russia “investigation” immediately and getting rid of everyone Mueller has hired. (4) As for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, I believe that it was a mistake to keep criticizing Sessions. Don't alienate your best ally in the government.
I suggest asking Mr. Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Robert Mueller and his investigation. See if anything illegal can be found. Hire dozens of lawyers and investigators. Empanel a grand jury. Look in every nook and cranny, and under every rock until you find something.* That's exactly what Mueller is doing to Trump. Mueller is anything but a disinterested party as he goes after the president. I think his legacy will be (and certainly should be) that instead of being a fair investigator, he is a simply a partisan political hack.
*A touch of sarcasm, I think.
(By the way, doesn't referring a case to a grand jury generally happen after criminal charges have been filed?)
But I digress. Back to some things suggested by this article's title, the election of Trump has been very beneficial in many ways, such as:
- Hillary Clinton is not president. This is a great accomplishment, keeping Hillary and her criminal enterprises out of the White House. But the main thing about it is keeping the progressive/socialist/globalist approach to government out of the White House.
- The economy is bouncing back. Employment, corporate profits, and productivity are on the upswing, and the trade deficit is heading downward. None of this would be happening under Hillary, who would be pressing for ever-higher taxes, greater spending, more regulations, endlessly more “refugees,” and an end to gun rights. Upon her taking office, we would have seen the start of a new and worse recession.
- Trump is staying generally conservative on the social issues, where Hillary would double down on support of snowflakes, Black Lives Matter, Planned Parenthood, gender changing, etc.
- More ordinary people are paying attention to politics and noticing the hypocrisy and corruption of the deliberately out-of-touch left, whose main loyalty is to the globalist and socialist elites and not to the working people of America, or even America herself.