sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Sermonette

There's an issue that I need to address. Both the prog community and the weird Republican community have a mantra and it has to do with qualifications to be president. Welcome to your Sunday Sermonette.

IS DONALD TRUMP QUALIFIED 
TO BE PRESIDENT?

I'm going to take this in several components. Follow with me if you will. Let's discuss qualifications.

(1) Barack Hussein Obama has been president for the past eight years. Is he your litmus test for "qualification"? Maybe he's a Muslim or a Black Liberation Theologist (racist), but nobody knows for sure. His core values were  instilled by communists (mom, Uncle Frank and his white grandparents) and an Indonesian transexual nanny that raised him while his mother was doing something else. We don't know what Stanley (his mother) was up to. His college records are sealed (where is the mainstream media outrage?) but near as anyone can tell, he represented himself to be an Indonesian to get financial aid. 

Background aside Barack's singular achievement (according to him) is Obamacare, and based on everyone's best guess, it has one more year of life in it at best before it fails completely.

Our foreign relations are at the lowest ebb since Jimmy Carter, who turned out to be a better president than Barack. The Department of Labor Statistics lies, but unemployment is still very problematic, and the economy is still teetering on recession eight years into his term. The only reason we're doing as well as we are is because Barack borrowed $11,000,000,000,000.00+. The Defense Department can't account for $6.5 trillion, but it's not a scandal because the mainstream media won't make it one. Our balance of trade is embarrassing, heroin is quickly becoming an epidemic, and so forth.

The Obama White House engineered a situation early in his first term in office where the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms would arrange for a vast quantity of US civilian weapons to be sold to Mexican drug cartels. The goal was to have drug cartels use those firearms to kill Americans and create a crisis that would lead to emergency gun control legislation. Operation: Fast and Furious blew up in Barack's face.


Barack would cite advancement of the homosexual and transexual mainstreaming as a crowning achievement. The military now embraces gender diversity (all 31 genders) but the military is also the weakest that it's been since the beginning of the Second World War. Is that an achievement? Yes, if that's what you feel will "fundamentally transform America". The only other thing he's done with the military is redirect them to combat "global warming" - and by design or accident, it's a wet summer in Texas. A success story for the Barack DOD? You be the judge.

(2) I'm still waiting for ANYONE to cite Hillary Clinton's achievements beyond being a woman or a lesbian. Her record of epic corruption far exceeds Tamany Hall. Everything that she did as Secretary of State ended up in a fiasco. She hasn't exceeded Barack's standard for messing up everything that he touches. A stopped clock is right twice a day and she isn't close to being that good.

(3) The (Republican majority) Congress currently enjoys an 8% approval rating. If you're going to cite the gang-that-couldn't-shoot-straight as your standard for excellence, it's a bridge too far. 

(4) The Republicans had 17 candidates in the field running for the nomination. The traditional favorite was Jeb!. He traded $100 million cash for 4 pathetic delegate votes. The Beltway still laments that Jeb! wasn't the candidate of choice but almost nobody wanted him, though people liked his brother George W. and his mother...but they weren't running. Donald Trump got more primary votes than ANY Republican in history. 
Based on the analysis above, in what world was Barack qualified to do anything more than run a lemonade stand at a loss? 
What about Hillary - open a lemonade stand and forget the lemons or sugar? And then lie about it, assuring you that she spent the money that you gave her to by all the ingredients. Taste the warm tap water (scooped from the toilet bowl, not the tap) once more and see if you can't detect lemons. What's wrong with YOUR tastebuds? 
Congress - debate opening the lemonade stand and spend $550,000 on a study but never get the matter out of committee.
Now let's move on to Trump, who has been remorselessly attacked by the media and by his own party.

Trump is not a great public speaker.  He's a billionaire with a big ego and he's light on policy. However, he's made billions of dollars, met a payroll all of his life, and surrounds himself with bright people.  Reagan was a great communicator but his real genius was surrounding himself with the right people. 
(Yes, Adrienne, Paul Manafort likes Trump. I need to arrange a dinner {and maybe breakfast} with you and Paul to satisfy my losing bet). 
So you're going to tell me that TRUMP would be worse than Barack (8 years in office), his creature, Hillary, who promises to keep the failures coming or Congress, who is liked by the 8% of people whose love they buy with your tax money?

Even if it comes down to that, Donald Trump is the only choice. I think that he'll be a good president and will fix some of the problems that we face. He won't fix them all, but he'll try - which is more than you can say for Barack or Hillary.