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NvaGvUp 10-Nov-17
HA/KS 10-Nov-17
NvaGvUp 10-Nov-17
HA/KS 10-Nov-17
Rocky 10-Nov-17
Whitey 10-Nov-17
Woods Walker 10-Nov-17
freeglee 10-Nov-17
Rhody 10-Nov-17
sportoutfitter 10-Nov-17
NvaGvUp 10-Nov-17
elkmtngear 10-Nov-17
70lbdraw 10-Nov-17
From: NvaGvUp
10-Nov-17
This was sent to me this morning from a conservative friend in CA. I think it really hits the nail on the head in a great many ways:

"A different take on Donald Trump:  a non-political agenda    Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015.

  Trump Is Not A Liberal or Conservative, He’s a "Pragmatist."

          (Definition: A pragmatist is someone who is practical and focused on reaching a goal. A pragmatist usually has a straightforward, matter-of-fact approach and doesn't let emotion distract him or her.)

  "We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner with friends at the home of other friends. The dinner conversation was jocund, ranging from discussions about antique glass and china to theology and politics.

  At one point, reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative, to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative.

  I said that I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a conservative. I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a problem and  understands it must be fixed. He doesn't see the problem as liberal or conservative, he sees it only as a problem. That is a quality that should be admired and applauded, not condemned. But I get ahead of myself.

  Viewing problems from a Liberal perspective has resulted in the creation of more problems, more entitlement programs, more victims, more government, more political correctness, and more attacks on the working class in all economic strata.

  Viewing things according to the so-called Republican conservative perspective has brought continued spending and globalism to the detriment of American interests and well being, denial of what the real problems are; weak, ineffective, milquetoast, leadership that amounts to Barney Fife Deputy Sheriff, appeasement oriented and afraid of its own shadow.

In brief, it has brought liberal ideology with a pachyderm as a mascot juxtaposed to the ass of the Democrat Party.

  Immigration isn't a Republican problem – it isn't a Liberal problem – it is a problem that threatens the very fabric and infrastructure of America. It demands a pragmatic approach, not an approach that is intended to appease one group or another.

  The impending collapse of the economy isn't a Liberal or Conservative problem, it is an American problem. That said, until it is viewed as a problem that demands a common sense approach to resolution, it will never be fixed because the Democrats and Republicans know only one way to fix things and the longevity of  their impracticality has proven to have no lasting effect.

  Successful businessmen like Donald Trump find ways to make things work, they do not promise to accommodate.

  Trump uniquely understands that China’s manipulation of currency is not a Republican problem or a Democrat problem. It is a problem that threatens our financial stability and he understands the proper balance needed to fix it.

  Here again, successful businessmen like Trump who have weathered the changing tides of economic reality understand what is necessary to make business work, and they, unlike both sides of the political aisle, know that if something doesn't work, you don't continue trying to make it work hoping that at some point it will.  

As a pragmatist, Donald Trump hasn't made wild pie-in-the-sky promises of a cell phone in every pocket, free college tuition, and a $15 hour minimum wage for working the drive-through at Carl’s Jr.

  I argue that America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see a problem and find ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and compound it by creating more problems.   You may not like Donald Trump, but I suspect that the reason some people do not like him is because:

  (1) he is antithetical to the “good old boy” method of brokering backroom deals that fatten the coffers of politicians;  

(2) they are unaccustomed to hearing a candidate speak who is unencumbered by the financial shackles of those who owe them vis-a-vis donations;  

(3) he is someone who is free of idiomatic political ideology; and

  (4) he is someone who understands that it takes more than hollow promises and political correctness to make America great again.

  Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talk about fixing America is like listening to two lunatics trying to “out crazy” one another. Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Marco Rubio are owned lock, stock, and barrel by the bankers, corporations, and big dollar donors funding their campaigns. Bush can deny it, but common sense tells anyone willing to face facts is that people don't give tens of millions without expecting something in return

  We have had Democrats and Republican ideologues and what has it brought us? Are we better off today or worse off? Has it happened overnight or has it been a steady decline brought on by both parties?

  I submit that a pragmatist might be just what America needs right now. People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance, but that is common among those who have never accomplished anything in their lives (or politicians who never really solved a problem, because it's better to still have an "issue(s) to be solved," so re-elect me to solve it, (which never happens) and those who have always played it safe (again, all politicians) not willing to risk failure, to try and achieve success).

  Donald Trump had his total financial empire at risk in running for president; that says it all.

Success for the U.S.!"

   

From: HA/KS
10-Nov-17
Being a pragmatist, if republicans continue to refuse to work with him, trump will work with leftists so he can accomplish something.

Who will get blamed for that?

From: NvaGvUp
10-Nov-17
If he gets the things we want and need done and done properly, isn't that what matters?

From: HA/KS
10-Nov-17
Nva, so far everything he has done or tried to do has been right on. We can't predict what will happen if he has to give up on republicans ever coming around to help him.

From: Rocky
10-Nov-17
Donald Trump will never go left. He may lean sightly left center if necessary to get his 75% but never left. He may not know the inner workings of politicians but he know well the inner workings of mathematics in regards to what to take from the table and what you can foolishly leave on the table.

The Rock

From: Whitey
10-Nov-17
There might not be a right and a left after he gets done. Both are eating themselves from the inside out trying to figure out how to stay in power.

From: Woods Walker
10-Nov-17

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From: freeglee
10-Nov-17
Barf Barf Arghhhh Pardon me????!!!!!!

Have You lost your Mines?????!!!!!!

I know the Answer dont bother!!!!!!

From: Rhody
10-Nov-17
Have You lost your Mines?????!!!!!!

No, Hillary and Obama did. To the Russians if you've been paying attention. Plus, the money trail that is leading back to the Clinton Crime Foundation from Uranium 1 Mining....

10-Nov-17
We've lost our "mines". I hope Trump helps them recover.

From: NvaGvUp
10-Nov-17
We didn't 'lose'our mines.

The Witch From Hell simply gave away a large portion of out uranium mining output to Russia in exchange for a Big Bucks 'donation' to her wholly corrupt Clinton Foundation.

From: elkmtngear
10-Nov-17
"Have You lost your Mines?????!!!!!!"

Freeglee, do you by chance, have an Uncle in Alabama who is a Turkey Hunter?

From: 70lbdraw
10-Nov-17
It's a shame that some people can't appreciate such a perfect article!...oh my bad. I mean; can't "understand" such a perfect article .

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