Lawrence Richard, in a February 23rd article about Judge Judy Sheindlin’s support of presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, wrote,
“Judge Judy is not the only celebrity to endorse Bloomberg. Film director Clint Eastwood, a gun-toting libertarian, recently revealed that he supports Bloomberg. Eastwood said even though he approves of “certain things that Trump has done,” he’s put off by his brash personality. “I wish Trump would act in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names,” Eastwood said. “I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level.”
I’ve heard this sentiment from many sources, both from media commentators and personal acquaintances. That sentiment peeves me even more than Trump’s brashness. I lived through what seemed an endless succession of “genteel” Presidents who said one thing and did another, who broke promises and broke faith. Their outer appearance may have seemed statesmanlike but in the end, their legacies were style over substance, party politics over national unity and global “cooperation” over national sovereignty.
Before Trump, more and more people began to wonder why the American government — not just the President, but the Congress and Courts, too — seemed to be concerned for the well-being of everyone in the world except for regular, law-biding, tax-paying, middle class Americans. Why were “We The People” expected to take care of everyone else while our own elected officials made it harder and harder for us to do for ourselves?
What did these polite, genteel Presidents accomplish? Huge numbers of jobs were lost due to companies relocating to nations that offered cheap labor. Entrepreneurism at home suffered greatly from the heavy burden of unreasonable overregulation (see the video: https://www.facebook.com/prageru/videos/562950130973393/). We adopted a repressive stranglehold on petroleum energy production which was counterproductive to economic growth because we were sold an irrationally politicized idea that carbon dioxide entering our atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuel poses the catastrophic threat of “climate change”.
Allow me to take time to address this issue of climate change. Before you write me off as a crazy “denier”, read the English subtitles in this video, (unless you speak German): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jNzaoV0kss I challenge the reader to scientifically justify those fear-mongering threats we hear so often, such as “If we do nothing we only have 12 years to live.” I am not anti-science. The global-warming/climate change hoax is 100% political. They fake their science, rig their models, make up data. It’s all a political ploy to control populations through regulations and taxes that produce no benefits other than stuffing money into politicians’ pockets.
Before Trump, more and more average Americans were feeling disenfranchised. Every election offered “genteel” candidates who said the right things in the right way and made promises that won votes. But those promises were never kept. Bottom line, they were lies — nice sounding, genteel lies.
Then came Trump in all his brashness — a brashness that continues to offend the sensibilities of those who oppose him — despite the fact that he has done so many positive things as President that have directly improved the lot of ALL Americans. Despite the lies told by his detractors, his tax cuts have helped taxpayers while stimulating the economy. His deregulations have stimulated small businesses. He has helped farmers, created the highest all-time employment, lowest all-time unemployment. He has helped racial minorities more than any other President. (They suffered under Obama.) And he has done much to restore religious freedoms that had been encroached on by previous administrations.
Trump has restored respect for the United States of America all over the world. No longer are we seen as the rich uncle who gives in to a soft touch. Now we are beginning to regain our international stature as leader of the free world, a willing partner to allies but a force to be feared by our enemies. We are in fact helping our allies and trade partners more and helping our enemies less.
He has appointed judges who are “originalists”. In other words, they believe the Constitution means what it actually says, and isn’t a “living document” whose meaning changes with time. That’s important to those who believe in the “inalienable rights”, spoken of in the Declaration of Independence as having come from God. It is not the government that confers rights. God confers them to us because he creates us to be free.
Jurists who made Roe v. Wade the law of the land assumed the governmental authority to permit the “right to choose”, to kill an unborn child. But God never gave government that authority. By restoring the legal philosophy of original intent to our courts, President Trump is helping our legal system to reflect more godly and righteous standards.
These are just a sampling of Trump’s accomplishments in office. Am I saying Trump is perfect? No. But he is the first president since Reagan of whom it can be said, “What you see is what you get.” What he say’s he’ll do, he does, unless Congress or the courts prevent him. Keep in mind, he has been trying to accomplish what he told the voters he was committed to do. Those are the things the American people want him to accomplish. That’s why he got elected. Despite the unrelenting, hate-driven resistance against him, that’s why he does what he does. People elected him to do those things.
But there’s a problem here. Trump’s political enemies are so incensed by his successes that they will do anything and everything imaginable to destroy him — regardless of the good things he has done. The main thing they do is lie. They have painted him as the devil before he even took the oath of office, and have continued to paint that picture with lie after lie. Their problem is that in terms of his policy effectiveness, there is no substance to their anti-Trump bias. It’s all based in his style.
The thing they really can’t tolerate is his so-called “brashness”, which sets him apart from their political level. He doesn’t play by their “genteel” rules. He says it like it is. It may sound rude, but you can take it to the bank. What you see is what you get. But the Deep State hates an honest politician.
Clint Eastwood should know better than to say, “I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level.” Back in the 70s a friend of mine knew a man who entered his car in a car show. Mr. Eastwood just happened to be looking at this man’s car, which was cordoned off by a heavy velvet rope on brass stands to keep people out. Eastwood ignored the barrier, stepped over the rope and moved toward the car. The owner yelled at him to get away from the car. Eastwood looked at him and said, “Do you know who you’re talking to?” To which the owner replied, “Yeah, I know who you are. But you don’t know who I am. This is my car, and if you don’t get back on the other side of the rope I’ll knock you on your ass!”
I’m sure Mr. Eastwood would have preferred a more genteel behavior from that car owner, but he had no business presuming he could have access to another person’s property on the basis of his celebrity. And Trump is just like that man who invested untold hours and money restoring his car. He cared enough about what was his not to let anyone get over on him.
Crooked, leftist politicians can’t stand that about Trump. But I’ll take Trump over all those genteel wannabes who regularly flip flop on what they say, or worse yet, smile and stab you in the back.