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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Why Trump supporters won't abandon him

The New York Times is surprised that President Trump's supporters have not abandoned him. It headlined a story:
Focused on Trump’s Successes, Many Supporters Are Unfazed by His Reversals


Let me Mansplain this to the girly boys on the Left; it is PMH.

Patience. Media. Hillary.

Let's see, this is Day 85 of a 1,461 day first term.

We don't trust the media.

He ain't Hillary.

Those are three reasons we ain't turning on him, and likely won't.

The media -- and the Washington Establishment it grovels to -- are unworthy of our trust. They spent the entire election campaign lying about Trump and taking things out of proportion that no one believes the media anymore.

We tire of the media portraying us as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamaphobic.

And dumb.

And white.

We are individual human beings who are getting the wrong end of the economic stick. We salute the flag. We call a spade a spade. We live in 30 states and the Second Congressional District of Maine. We elected President Trump over the media's Saint Hilary.

Deal with it.

Speaking of which (double checks spelling, and is satisfied that is the which which I wanted) when the media reports, erroneously, that he is doing something Hillary would have done, we shrug our shoulders.

She would not have appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Deal with it.

But President Trump is doing the things he said he would do, and topping my list was making Hillary Not My President.

From the New York Times:
As some on the right howled about a series of reversals by President Trump on a number of his campaign promises — conned, betrayed, sold out, they said — Rush Limbaugh asked his listeners this week whether any of that flip-flopping really mattered.
“See what Jeff Sessions is doing?” Mr. Limbaugh said of the attorney general, answering his own question: “Damn straight.”
“Have you seen what the job situation is?” he asked.
“Have you seen what the economic forecasts in the future are?” he went on.
The sentiment that Mr. Limbaugh was homing in on — the undented confidence that many Trump supporters have in the president as a get-things-done leader and deal maker — is the reason many conservatives say they do not think Mr. Trump will suffer much as he abandons some of his policy stances. They are not inclined to punish him, they say, even after he backed off his hard lines on NATO, the Chinese and the Export-Import Bank, and attacked Syria after having opposed such intervention.
No matter how many people try to tell them they have been played for fools, much to their annoyance, that is not a conclusion they seem likely to reach before Mr. Trump even marks his 100th day in office.
They knew all along that they were not voting for a man with concrete convictions. And they continue to see that lack of rigidity — his preference for the transactional over the dogmatic — as a quality they want in a chief executive.
So while much of the country sees the swerving on policy as another sign of White House dysfunction, many conservatives shrug it off as esoteric jockeying over foreign alliances, currency manipulation and economic policy. They are focused more, they say, on what they see as a litany of recent victories.
Yes, we are not fools and we are not being played -- like Trump has played the New York Times for 40 years now.

We look at the big picture, while the media is stuck on the trivial.

He served Xi Jiping steak instead of a Big Mac? So what? He said he would negotiate with Xi and China for a better trade agreement. Saying he would give Xi a Big Mac instead of a steak was a joke.

Taking out an air base in Syria did not start World War III. It prevented it. That attack and the dropping of the Big Bombs in Afghanistan sent a message to the world that you don't mess with Texas -- or the United States.

President Trump will have successes. He will have setbacks. We will have his back.

Deal with it.



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27 comments:

  1. You forgot bigoted. Many relatives have called me this.

    As to NATO, the slackers are starting to pay their share and their mission will evolve thanks to President Not Hillary.

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  2. Bigoted?
    That just means you dont hate white people.

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  3. Somebody,anybody who or what is a conservative in congress? After your def.Name one in current congress

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    1. I often use the term CLAMs, Congressional Left Academia Media. At the moment I don't think we have a Congressional Right.
      Sigh.

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  4. We'll let Mr. Trump ride his steed, and let his steed poop where it may (mostly on the media).

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  5. There have been 0 reversals.Fake news. Same talking points WH corr. Corker used last night on Dobbs.Same anti Trump tactic from June '15.Hasn't worked yet wont work now.
    Great article at TCTH.com. He mansplains(DS)better than I can summarize

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    1. theconservativetreehouse.com Headline Trump realigning geo-political alliances. Always start from POTUS Trump goals. He's been doing this since June '15.Lots of mis-direction.He keeps his foes always guessing.

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    2. Look what POTUS Trump accomplished with Syria strike. Isolated Putin.Lavrov said he wanted investigation then vetoed resolution.China abstained.
      Mar-a-Lago with Xi chocolate cake dessert,excuse me Pres Xi 60 tomahawks on the way to Syria.Leverage! Grandaughter sings song in Mandarin to Xi and wife endearing the couple to Trump family.Trump made visit personal as opposed to business.Mutual respect.More leverage for POTUS.No nuke test from fat boy.POTUS and Xi aligned against fat boy.He's cornered.Goal achieved.

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  6. "So while much of the country sees the swerving on policy as another sign of White House dysfunction"

    In real life, people go with the flow, and accept that as both necessary and appropriate. So unlike the rest of us who have real lives, the anti-Trumpers have a lot of their personal worth invested in what goes on in DC. Every time The Donald zigs or zags, they either lose a lot or gain a lot. The rest of us? Meh. Who cares? All I know is the ship of state is now sailing on the right course under Captain Donald, with the right heading, and manned by a competent crew. If Hillary were in command on the bridge, she'd have us headed on collision course with the Mother of All Icebergs.

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    1. Reversals? I think he is doing great. One would expect any smart man to see certain things differently once he sits in the Oval Office. In fact, I would be worried if he refused to make adjustments.

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  7. "Speaking of which"

    Now hold on thar, Spellcheck, I'll do tha thinkin' around here.

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  8. Neil Gorsuch is sitting on the Supreme Court. As for all the other stuff, well, Trump is Trump, a businessman not a politician, running the presidency like a businessman, not a politician. He's playing a different game with a different game plan then the press and politicians, and they don't understand it. But the things I like so far:
    1. Neil Gorsuch
    2. America first.
    3. America means what it says, and will take action if you don't pay attention.

    With any luck, he gets to appoint another few SC justices.

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    1. And federal judges. This cow was appointed by Obama, of course:

      --LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge dealt a serious blow Saturday to Arkansas' unprecedented plan to execute eight inmates in an 11-day period, saying the men have the right to challenge a drug protocol that could expose them to "severe pain."

      The state appealed U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker's order hours later, hoping to follow through with its planned executions, with the first scheduled for Monday. Arkansas' supply of one of its three lethal injection drugs, midazolam, expires April 30 and Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he wants to use the drugs before they spoil.--

      https://www.yahoo.com/news/arkansas-multiple-execution-plan-limbo-rulings-061753160.html

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    2. And federal judges. This cow was appointed by Obama, of course:

      --LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge dealt a serious blow Saturday to Arkansas' unprecedented plan to execute eight inmates in an 11-day period, saying the men have the right to challenge a drug protocol that could expose them to "severe pain."

      The state appealed U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker's order hours later, hoping to follow through with its planned executions, with the first scheduled for Monday. Arkansas' supply of one of its three lethal injection drugs, midazolam, expires April 30 and Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he wants to use the drugs before they spoil.--

      https://www.yahoo.com/news/arkansas-multiple-execution-plan-limbo-rulings-061753160.html

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    3. Also do not forget #The Wall...

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    4. I want the monsters being executed to feel "extreme pain" as they die for the horrible crimes that they committed.

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  9. He is the Master Persuader w/ the Caps...

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  10. Until the bricks-mortar-steel one gets built, Trump IS The Wall.

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  11. Too bad you couldn't run the music with that GIF. It always cracks me up. Can you imagine Jeb! or Killary doing that?
    -Fred

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  12. If trump gets rid of bannon, the keeper of the campign promises, he can kiss off the House in 2018.

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  13. Liberals and others complaining about Trump's somewhat changed attitude around China: So what?
    Nothing wrong with a new attitude in response to a changed condition around us.
    Why on earth would any rational person attempt to drive a wedge between Trump and China? China and US are the best hope that North Korea will roll back its interest in nukes/

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  14. ^^I should remind: Lets recall FDR's change of mind around Russia when he finally agreed to (his words) "hold hands with the devil" to beat the Nazis. But its different when a Democrat changes positions. Who knows how many lives may have been saved had he changed positions faster.

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  15. Don't forget that Trump is surrounded by enemies, traitors and quislings on all sides. So it makes anything he actually gets done that much more impressive.

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