Saturday, January 20, 2018
President Trump's Amazing First Year of Success
President Trump has had a very productive, successful first year in office. We know because of the virulence of the Democrats and mainstream media. They would be hailing President Trump as a successful President if he were a weak-kneed Milquetoast. President Trump will not be toast or putty in their hands. Opprobrium certainly exists against him because some of his outlandish tweets during the 2016 election. Some have never forgiven him for upsetting their favored Hillary Clinton for the Presidency. Others still can’t understand how he could be elected President. Opponents do not view President Trump not as a progressive or conservative. Instead his “Drain the Swamp” pledge represents an insurrection. He is a flame throwing rebel striking at the status quo in Washington. President Trump is not a politician; he actually intents to fulfill his campaign promises. He is representing the working class of America, the “Deplorables” in Flyover Country. The President is mounting a direct attack on the basic tenets of modern liberalism: open borders, climate change, diversity, abortion and Planned Parenthood, and free trade. One of his first acts was to impose immigration controls. President Trump is rejuvenating the fossil fuels market. Fracking and offshore drilling are no longer “four-letter” words in the Trump Administration. ANWR (Alaska National Wildlife Refuge) is being opened up for drilling under the Trump Tax cuts, which will cut the taxes for most Americans.. He approved the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipeline. The Trump Administration most significantly is attacking head-on the Regulatory State. He is relentlessly attacking the orthodoxy of the left His appointees are repealing piece by piece eight years of the Obama Administration. Much of the Obama Legacy is in tatters after only one year of the Trump Administration. Congress rescinded 15 Obama agency regulations pursuant to the Congressional Review Act. His foreign policy is not one of appeasement, but of projecting American might, strength, and will. The blatant anti-Israel animus of the Obama Administration has been replaced by a friend of Israel, who announced the movement of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. His State Department will not be a party to the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanctions) Movement. The agreements with Cuba and Iran will not stand as signed. His Office of Management and Budget Director Mike Mulvaney is slicing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to pieces. Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator, is dismantling the many of the Obama Administration’s environmental measures. The days of the contentious Obama EPA Clean Water Rule are numbered. Secretary of the Interior Zinke and the President have reduced the size of some of the country’s national monuments. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has rescinded her predecessor’s “Dear Colleague” letter on campus sexual assaults. The letter eviscerated the due process rights of the accused in these cases. Universities have had trouble resolving campus sexual assaults, but the letter was not the right solution to a major problem. ObamaCare is being chipped away at, piece by piece. Religious institutions will now be protected against the Obama contraception mandates. First Lady Michelle Obama’s “healthy” school lunch program is no longer mandated by the federal government. The FCC has trashed the “net neutrality” rule while the NLRB has reversed the questionable pro-labor decisions of the Obama NLRB. The Obama Administration Rules of Engagement for fighting ISIS have been rescinded. The Military can now do its job. The nation’s police forces will again receive surplus military equipment. He has persevered, but really triumphed, because of the relentless, incessant attacks. His critics have spent so much time and ink vilifying and demonizing him, they don’t deeply cover what’s he’s achieving. He may not tune out his critics, but he doesn’t let them deter him. He is also not deterred by the judicial roadblocks thrown up by activist federal judges. President Trump has a vision for America, Make American Great Again. Cut through the static, and you see an amazing year of success.