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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Trump's second term goals

All the talk in the media is about polls and insults because apparently there is a law that requires news organizations to assign their biggest morons to cover presidential campaigns. President Donald John Trump actually has a plan for the next four years that the media tries to hide.

Just the News reported that the president unveiled a six-point plan last week on a campaign visit to Toledo's Whirlpool plant.

He's keeping it simple.

The Democrat Party platform is 1,000-plus pages.

According to Just the News, his six points are:
  1. Defeat the corona virus with vaccines and other treatment
  2. Reviving the economy from the pandemic slowdown
  3. Turning America into the premier medical and pharmaceutical hub in the world
  4. Creating new manufacturing jobs in the United States
  5. Using pressure to force jobs lost overseas to return to the United States
  6. Protect American workers from unfair outsourcing
All focus on the economy.

All can be done without Congress. In other words, these are executive actions. Presidential. There is no caveat of "I Will Work With Congress" because Congress is not needed.

Defeating covid 19 is a worthy and bipartisan goal. His plan is to continue Operation Warp Speed to bring a vaccine on board.

As for the recovery, he is the man who wrote the book on the Art of the Comeback.

He told Whirlpool workers, "We are building factories now. We are building plants. You'll see what's going to be happening with the job numbers very soon. We had two of the best months ever in the history of our country, and we are going to have many, many very, very successful years, unless somebody comes along and destroys it by doubling, tripling and quadrupling your taxes, and quadrupling something else called regulations."

The next day, July's employment numbers came in. President Trump has presided over the best three months in employment history adding a whopping 9.3 million jobs in just three months. That is more than 100,000 people hired every day.

As for manufacturing jobs, he said, "Here's my fourth promise to American workers: Beyond our medical supply chains, over the next four years, we will onshore millions of new manufacturing jobs across many other critical sectors that are vital to our national security and prosperity — from electronics to machine tools to shipping, aerospace, autos, and of course to iron and to steel.

"During eight years of the last administration, America lost 10,000 factories and nearly 200,000 manufacturing jobs. Think of that. In contrast my administration added over half a million manufacturing jobs. It is up to actually 701,000 jobs before the plague came in."

Obama said those jobs aren't coming back, but they did come back.

If Obama does not know by now how President Trump did it, then Obama will never know.

FDR called America the arsenal of democracy, and it was -- which is why Red China's flunkies in America worked so hard to shutter our factories.

And this is why Democrats and so many Republican officials fear making America great again. The salaries they receive from taxpayers are paltry compared to the bribes they, their children, and other relatives can collect from Chairman Xi.


  1. Imagine what he could do with republican senate and house leaders working with him instead of subtle sabotage. Ryan was a disaster, Cocaine Mitch, except for judges, is a Chamber of Commerce loving swamp dweller.

    1. Amen. and the outsourcer extraordinaire, Mike Lee.

    2. It would appear that most liberals are Democrats, but that some percentage of them -- I won't even hazard a guess -- join the Republican Party as fifth columnists. They have learned to sound conservative during election season and then spend the rest of their time justifying why they haven't lifted a finger to help conservatives.

      It's the same phenomenon I've seen in churches. Theological liberals invade conservative churches and either divide them or destroy them -- either way, it's a win-win for the liberals.

      Everything is downhill from religion. 19th century Germany is where many if not most denominations sent their prospective priests and pastors to school, and they came back with Bible-unbelieving clergy that went through the motions but cherry-picked Biblical truth.

      Then, down went philosophy. Down went education. And down went the arts. The greatest piece of music written in the early 19th century was Beethoven's 9th; the greatest in the early 20th century was... what? Don't get me wrong: I like a lot of 20th century symphonic music. Mahler's 9th would have been written sometime around 1910, a year before his death. It's an astounding piece of music. It's also the last great one. I'd have to say, Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" probably holds the dubious honor, and only by deliberately removing Mahler from consideration. What's left? Not beautiful music, but "interesting" music. Prokofiev and Shostakovich, both working for the Soviets, probably wrote the stuff that will still be played in two hundred years. Aside from a few others, 20th century "serious" music is equivalent to Picasso's drawings of people with the eyeballs on the same side of the head.

      This is what happens when we remove considerations of God. God doesn't have ideas, he doesn't have theories; He has knowledge. He knows what's true, what's good, and what's beautiful. If we get God's position in our universe wrong, all that's left eventually is to doubt whether truth, goodness, and beauty even exist.

      And that's where we are today.

    3. It's a shame it's easier to rattle off Republicans in Congress that work against Trump than those that work with him.

      Very interesting reply Lee. Thanks for sharing

    4. Many debate-able points there, Lee, but kind of OT on the post. Mr. T continues to follow the KISS principle, which enrages to so-called educated but does just fine with the Average Guy and Gal. And it’s no bullshite either; Trump is arguably the most WYSIWYG President of my lifetime. Vilehelm Clintoine is close second.

    5. re: 20th century music...
      I would argue that Howard Hanson and Randall Thompson wrote some good choral music.

    6. Z - I think it relates to the subject at hand. Our problems today are due to the dissolving of ethical standards. And why would we expect anyone to behave ethically, now that considerations of God are shoved to society's periphery?

      The people who are horrified the most at this moral dissolution are those who still hold onto the faith. And there are quite a number of others, fortunately, who may no longer have faith in the Lord, but societal inertia has kept them morally grounded. I'm talking about the people who were raised by their parents with good moral values despite the fact that good moral values are no longer established by religion or supported by philosophy.

      If Don thinks my posts are off-topic, he can certainly remove them. If you think they are, you don't have to read them.

    7. 3wire: I agree. Hanson and Thompson wrote some really nice stuff. I could add: Debussy, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Hindemith, Bartok, Barber, Copland, Khachaturian, and I've already mentioned Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

      I think we could also throw in many of the 20th century movie music composers who retained the style of early 19th century British composers with some Italian and Russian tossed into the mix. I'm thinking of Korngold, Waxman, Rozsa, Herrmann, and, yes, Williams.

      They've all written nice stuff. But many of the early 20th century composers spent years wandering around and wondering what they needed to do to be original. Wagner and Debussy had essentially killed off diatonic music, so what was to follow it? Schoenberg and his atonalist followers marched straight off a cliff. That didn't stop them. Like postmodernism, it culminates in silly stuff, like John Cages infamous 4'33" which is literally nothing music about nothing.

      My point wasn't that there was no good symphonic music being written. But where is the great music? We shouldn't expect any. It's impossible to create great beauty when artists are made to feel ashamed of still loving beauty. And our society doesn't love beauty because it doesn't love God.

      Everything else follows from that. Want to fix politics? It starts with individual people getting right with God.

    8. Lee, you are not off topic. What is religion but that which purports to be the truth? This is why the Church was attacked as you point out, to synthesize a counterfeit truth. What truth are the rioters operating under? Lenin? Robispierre? Religion is the fountainhead of the world view and central to the debate. This is why the Founders kept Government out of religious matters. I appreciated your comment and it was on target.

    9. Thanks, Sub. Yep, politics is downstream from religion. Churches should stay out of politics, but church-going citizens should vote and run for office.

    10. Lee, churches need to stay IN politics. Pastors need to instruct their flocks on Biblical teaching regarding key issues. It is unconscionable to leave their flocks ungrounded.
      Our ministers should speak up without hesitation. They should point the way, and away from dangers. A shepherd protects his flock. From outside dangers but more importantly from themselves.

    11. Sorry... I meant that First Baptist Church in Steubenville, Ohio shouldn't be manning the barricades. But, yes, they can and should instruct voters on principles to help them make political decisions.

      I'm not worried about Christian churches corrupting the government, but about government corrupting the churches.

    12. Lee, I can only insist on adding my all-time favorite composer: Antonin Dvorak. And maybe Anton Bruckner. When the culture is conditioned on a three minute AABA song format, how can it even comprehend the intellectual depth that takes half an hour to develop a theme? I do agree that Beethoven's 9th is a pinnacle in music. Whenever I feel despair at the ongoing train wreck of our world, that music revives hope eternal.

    13. Greg, I was staying with 20th century composers. Dvorak's life extended into the 20th century, but he was essentially a 19th century composer in terms of style (he was a Brahms student). Bruckner died the same year Brahms did -- I think it was in 1894, too lazy to look it up. :)

      I love both composers. As a trombonist, I *really* like Bruckner.

      While I can agree intellectually with the primacy of Beethoven's 9th -- and I do like the piece, and have played it several times -- I enjoy the symphonies of Tchaikovsky and Bruckner and Mahler more.

      An old professor I had as a grad student said, "The worst piece ever composed was Tchaikovsky's First Symphony. The best piece ever composed was Tchaikovsky's Sixth (and last) Symphony.

  2. "You have to elect me to see what my platform is."
    Joe "I'll see it then too" Biden

    1. Portland, Seattle, Chicago, NY, DC. These are the pilot programs for the rest of the US.

  3. The Trumpster is on target with the economy but the long term solution for the country rests with reinventing a new education system. What we have now is obviously not working. Scott Adams maintains we need to open education to competition by eliminating the strangle hold of the teachers unions. Charter schools and home schools are the only substitutes now and that is a good start but more needs to be done.

    College curriculums are out of control and pushing the cost of higher education into the stratosphere. Lots to do but our future depends on it.

  4. Maybe his second term goals could be all the things he said he would do in his first term.

    1. Well there ya go. More accomplishments than Obozo in 8 years but still whinging.

    2. I, for one, have no complaints about what President Trump accomplished during his first term. His tax and regulation cuts, wall building and judge appoinments look pretty damn good.

  5. Let's get inspired instead

    And Spiritually

    Is George Washington's prophecy coming true right. Now?

    We are here now. We win, they lose