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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Another Never Trumper joins the team

Don Cornelius had his Soul Train.

Donald Trump has his Trump Train.

And Cal Thomas just boarded the Trump Train. He wrote a column today headlined, "What's Not To Like About Trump Policies?"

That is a contrast to his contribution to that impotent National Review "Against Trump" edition.

To be fair, Thomas said he liked much of what Trump said. But...

"Anger is not policy. Trump channels a lot of the righteous (and some of the unrighteous) anger of voters and sees the solution as himself. Isn’t a narcissist what we currently have in the White House?" Thomas wrote.

Looking back to January 2016 when he wrote it, I can see where Thomas was coming from. Unlike George Will and company, Thomas was not making an observation based on emotionalism or egotism. Thomas was respectful.

Today, Thomas praised President Trump no end. Winning is a magnet.

"Like a baseball team that is way behind going into the fifth inning, Democrats (and socialists) are hoping for the political equivalent of a rainout, so that the game President Trump is winning will be canceled, allowing them time to regroup," Thomas wrote.

"The president's opponents are going to need more than that figurative cancellation, however; they're going to need a real plan of action. Democrats, whose policies of tax, spend and regulate, are being reversed, seem to have nothing to offer except failed policies that have slowed growth and discouraged business expansion. Their 'policy' is a vain hope that 'scandal' and Russian 'collusion' will lead to Trump's downfall. So far that strategy isn't working. His base continues to support him."

I am not sure when Thomas boarded as I don't follow him.

But I liked this column, which noted without saying it specifically that the Trump Tide rises all boats.

"Within days of his inauguration, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed above the 20,000 mark for the first time. As of last Friday the Dow stood at 25,451, a 5,000-point rise. Retirees with their 401k accounts and other investments must be happy with those numbers. Low unemployment figures for African Americans and Hispanics (President Trump claims they are the lowest in history "because of my policies," even though black unemployment had been on a years-long downward trend when he assumed office) nonetheless have fueled a hiring boom," Thomas wrote.

The actual rise in stocks began the day after we the people elected President Trump. The stock market measures the future, and President Trump's election triggered Reagan-level optimism.

Thomas ended his column, "President Obama once said it was impossible to bring back manufacturing. At a 2016 PBS town hall event, Obama derisively said: 'Well, how exactly are you going to do that? What exactly are you going to do? There's no answer to it," adding, 'He just says, 'Well, I'm going to negotiate a better deal.' Well, what, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn't have an answer.'

"Would Mr. Obama like salt or salsa on the words he should eat? President Trump is proving that the past can be prologue."

I am not going to suggest Cal Thomas eat his words. The converted are forgiven because we need all the converts we can get.


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  1. Even some Never Trumpers aren't too old to learn.

  2. We had a narcissist in the White House for eight years, a man who held himself in the highest self-regard and considered himself smarter than all of his advisers in every way, yet few in the media saw that as a defect inches character. His admirers in the press were legion. But now the same conceit in Trump is considered grounds for driving the man from office by any means possible? For all I know, a big ego may be a prerequisite for the job as Leader of the Free World. But what is certain is that the American people can see the difference in their own lives between Obama-Talk-A-Lot and Trump-Do-A-Lot.

    1. It ain’t bragging if you can actually do what you say. Sotero was a empty suited blowhard. PDJT backs up his words with actions.

  3. (President Trump claims they are the lowest in history "because of my policies," even though black unemployment had been on a years-long downward trend when he assumed office

    It's called marketing.

    1. If something was trending bad for the past twenty years, but hit a new low during Trump's presidency, he'd for sure get the blame for the bad.
      I think it's fine he can claim credit for the good.

  4. I think the main reason the libs hate Trump so much is that they invested so much into Obama as their champion that they were hurt in ways we have trouble imagining when Trump ran against both Hillary and Obama and trounced their asses, and then followed that up by doing things they held undoable. No one has made leftism look so inept since the Gipper.

  5. I find it amazing that both of the best presidents in my lifetime used to be Democrats!

  6. President Trump has put the spotlight on the Democrat failures and it's making them squirm and cry. It's going to be hard if not impossible for the Dems to say "Let US return you to the good old days," when it's so obvious that all of their policies were catastrophic.

  7. The Never Trumpers yearn for the salad days of the Romney and McCain Administrations. To hell with them.

  8. Yeah, Medicare For All. Just 37 trillion dollars, or more than a third of the total wealth in the country. As Elvis Costello sang, “Well, I used to be disgusted, Now I try to be amused.”

  9. I have very diminished respect for these "conservatives" who didn't recognize the quality of Donald Trump from the get go. Anyone who would bother to do just a little research cound find that Trump has been very consistant for decades.