President Franklin Roosevelt faced a crisis like no other and needed a way to rally the nation to quick action. He introduced a 100-day plan. President's have been judged by a silly standard which doesn't make sense in most circumstances. President Trump fell into that trap with a ridiculously ambitious 100-day plan, so ambitious that he could have resigned after 100 days and been one of the 10 best Presidents.
After 100 days, I am delighted. He is better than I expected. President Trump earns a B+ in my judgment. The reason he does not earn an A is because he is not staffed properly at the lower levels. He has a top flight cabinet, but they were slow-walked by Senate Democrats hoping to slow his pace of accomplishments. This caused some errors and allowed Obama holdovers to sabotage the administration.
Successes include protecting life, deregulation on a large scale, Keystone Read more
President-elect Donald J. Trump has stirred concern on the far left with some of his choices for staff and cabinet officials. They show that he understands that personnel is policy (Morton Blackwell quote). Sessions will enforce laws not write them. He will ensure conservative jurists are appointed to the federal judiciary. Currently, at least 80 vacancies exist.
Governor Niki Haley shows that he is willing to look outside of the foreign policy establishment. She is obviously accomplished, more than most UN Ambassadors, and has experience dealing with foreign interests. As governor, she worked to successfully bring and protect jobs into South Carolina. Many of those were with large foreign companies. The interesting move could make Haley a contender for a 2020 ticket or beyond. The popular governor will now have strong foreign policy credentials, assuming that she does not crash Read more
There is a lot of pressure for the Trump administration to dump its promises that offend the Washington establishment on trade, immigration, life, and a new approach to national security. If personnel is policy (Morton Blackwell), then the early appointments show that he is going full steam ahead. Watch out sanctuary cities.
If he appoints Dr. Michelle Rhee to Education and Mr. Robert Woodson to HUD, that would also signal that he intends to remake the political map for the long term. Trump is the second urban President of our lifetimes, but the first, President Obama, did nothing for the cities. Trump has a chance to truly make America Great from the cities to the countryside. He seems like he desires to take it. He is being bold and that is to his credit.
Trump was right, if Clinton is so against guns, start with her bodyguards. He was not suggesting anyone attack her or even seriously suggesting that they do give up their weapons. The reaction from the Clinton campaign that such words are inciting violence proves that deep down they believe that guns in the hands of good people are positive. So they trust SOME people with guns, just not you.
Why do they have her flying out to a speech added after the pneumonia diagnosis. Didn't the doctor say a week of rest? I would set up a studio in her home and do satellite links and radio talk show interviews. In this day of technology, there's no reason to risk your candidate. Have a surrogate go to NC then have her give a five minute link up speech from home. Michelle Obama is literally twice as popular and a better speaker. She is willing to go.
This campaign defies my understanding. They should have cut half of the events Immediately Friday past. They let her literally run herself into the ground against medical advice and now she's back early. They are risking the first debate and maybe by default the campaign.
Then again, I should be happy with their foolishness as a longtime critic. Could it be that deep down that I care more about her as a person than her own senior staff? Candidates Read more
All of a sudden following the law is a scandal. The Press is either dishonest or dumb. As one who has been a senior staffer on Congressional campaigns and a state coordinator for 2 Presidential candidates as well as a local officeholder, let me explain why he did it right.
Trump funded his own campaign--mostly, therefore, the money he put in was his. Federal law allows him to put as much as he desires into his own campaign with no campaign contribution limits. He saved money by using properties owned by his corporations. However, the corporations are viewed as different entities than Trump. Trump would have problems and have to prove that he and his wife owns them 100% which he may not because his children may own shares. Otherwise it could be an illegal contribution. If he rents the property or reimburses his flights, it is unlimited. Sure by the public view, Trump is paying himself, Read more
"The Donald" For all of his minor faults cannot be stopped and is riding this horse to the finish line in November.
The Independent Party of Delaware has endorsed Donald Trump for president, after obtaining a majority vote by the party's Board of directors on Saturday May 28th.
Trump's ability to compete in the GOP national Primary against so many qualified opponents, while continually wining in a wide variety of states with the popular vote, easily qualifies him to become President of the United States.
In the past twenty years, both the Republican and Democratic parties have failed to govern America properly, leaving a large empty space with America's voters. Mr. Trump has proven that he is the pragmatic and independent-minded presidential candidate that will rebuild the nation economically and secure America's military position globally.
The time has come for a more rational, Read more