Is Donald Trump a racist?

Is Donald Trump a racist? No, he is a New Yorker. Trump is an equal opportunity offender. He’s not a racist. Being a racist requires ideology. Trump is transactional. He’ll take anyone’s money. He’s not racist. He’s a narcissist incapable of caring about anyone unable to please him. When he says he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body or reassures Americans that he is the least racist person they will ever meet, I believe he believes that. Trump is no respecter of persons – not in that good…

Too stupid to know they’re stupid

“Stupid is as stupid does.” — Forrest Gump, from the movie, “Forrest Gump”. As best as I can surmise, there are three kinds of Americans that voted for Donald Trump to be the President of the United States. The first type of Trump voter is those people who feel the Democratic Party deserted them. They nominated a highly derisive candidate in Hillary Clinton. They wooed environmentalists more than middle-class, blue-collar workers. They offered no solutions for stagnant wages and the loss of the factory jobs that once made up the…

NFL protests misguided

‘Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, say ‘get that son-of-a-b—- off the field right now, he’s out, he’s fired.” – President Donald Trump in Friday’s Alabama Speech “As a team, we have decided we will not participate in the national anthem. We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country. Out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny…

Trump leverages DACA

The Trump administration has officially announced its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – which provides a level of amnesty to certain undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children – with a six-month delay for current recipients. As a career Real Estate Developer President Trump understands leverage. In one shrewd move, he has challenged Congress into crafting serious comprehensive immigration reform. While the left loses their collective minds claiming Trump is insensitive, racist, lacks compassion or whatever the talking point du jour requires,…

Charlottesville about more than racism

Every record has been destroyed or falsified. Every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted. Every building and every statue has been renamed, every date has been altered. History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the Party is always right. – George Orwell, 1984. Another tragedy has struck our beloved country. Demonstrators legally gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue were caught up in counter-protestor violence. All we know is that the demonstrators had a permit to…

All- American Trump

I am allergic to a few things. At the top of the list is weed-born pollen. Aggravates me to no end in the spring. Equally noxious are ill-informed, anti-Trump protagonists. In Harry Caines’ recent article he reverts to over-the-top hyperbole when he claims anyone that still supports Trump is “an enemy of the United States” after the revelation of Don Junior’s meeting with a Russian lawyer. I have to call Bull-puckey on that one. Such deluded, out-of-touch rhetoric is just offensive. Trump is, by most historical measures, about as American…

Alligator Alley, D.C

“Republicans Senators are working hard to get their failed ObamaCare replacement approved. I will be at my desk, pen in hand!” “I am sitting in the Oval Office with a pen in hand, waiting for our senators to give it to me.” – President Trump, last two weeks of July 2017. When Donald Trump was elected, one of his major campaign promises was to “drain the swamp”. This is proving to be problematic as almost everyone he seems to put in a position to assist with his agenda turns out…

Let’s not “move on”

In response to the series of Senate Intelligence Committee hearings over the past couple of weeks, Utah Senator Mike Lee recommends that his colleagues and all of America just “move on.” He believes there is nothing to see so far coming from any of the four testimonies by Comey, Coats, Rogers and Sessions. Senator Lee has concluded that there is not a scintilla of evidence remotely indicating that Donald Trump is obstructing justice in the Russia investigation. All I can say is “really?” Senator Lee is a smart man, probably…

Trump and the deep state

gas·light verb; gerund or present participle: gas-lighting: To manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity. Numerous critics and pundits continue in their outspoken condemnation of President Trump. But is Trump the real problem? Is his world view the threat to America? He is the leader of the Free World. But what if he sees the world he is leading heading into situations that will curtail or destroy that freedom? Should he just go along with the program? Or should he strive for something different, even if he…

How to be an Ex-President

“And so, we leave with high hopes, in good spirit, and with deep humility, and with very much gratefulness in our hearts.” President Richard M. Nixon, August 9th, 1974. There are two facts about the life of George Washington after he walked away from being the first President of the United States that I have always found intriguing. The first is that he became America’s largest distiller of whiskey. Awesome. Secondly, in 1798, he accepted an U.S. Senate-approved appointment by his successor, John Adams, to become Lieutenant General and Commander…