I think it quite reasonable to say that, comparatively speaking, the easy part for Mr. Trump is now over. Because what lies ahead is likely to be far more challenging than even he possibly ever imaged. But above all else he must remain true to those, like myself, who saw something in him that made him worthy of our support. President Trump will need to very wary of those ‘Establishment’ Republicans in Congress who could choose to take part in what would be a clandestine effort to slow, or even stop, his progress forward. And he must ignore any calls to be ‘reasonable’, to not push too hard, and any warnings to not force any particular issue. But most importantly he should shy away from calls to compromise with Democrats and any suggestions that maybe he shouldn’t name one of the [Supreme Court] justices who are conservative who’s on his list, but should, instead, maybe find a nice moderate acceptable to the Democrats.
Because were he to venture down that road it would be nothing short of a disaster, because it would be in very short order that he would come to lose the support of those who made his election possible. And Mr. Trump, while experienced in the world of business, remains very much of a novice in the world of politics. Those whom he places around him must make sure that he remains vigilant when it comes to the many dangers he may come to face from those ‘establishment’ types, dangers that will likely not come in the form of any open fight, but will come much more covertly. The danger is that those enemies from within will likely opt for honeyed words of subversion that undermines the entire movement to make America great again. And while Mr. Trump should be magnanimous and gracious toward those whom he defeated this week, his first duty is to keep faith with those who put their faith in him.
The many protests and riots together with the violence that have attended his triumph in city after city should only serve to steel his resolve. As for promptings that he “reach out” and “reassure” those upset by his victory, and trim or temper his agenda to pacify them, Trump should reject that out of hand as being bad advice of the worst kind. This is nothing more than more of the same old con. Trump should take as his models the Democrats FDR and LBJ. Franklin Roosevelt, who had savaged Herbert Hoover as a big spender, launched his own New Deal in his first 100 days. History now hails his initiative and resolve. Lyndon Johnson exploited his landslide over Barry Goldwater in 1964 to erect his Great Society in 1965: the Voting Rights Act, Medicare and Medicaid. He compromised on nothing, and got it all. And if it was good enough for these Democrats then Mr. Trump should consider it as being good enough for him.
Because the historic opportunity that he and the Republican Party have now been given by his stunning and unanticipated victory of November 8 will not last long. His adversaries and enemies in politics and in the state-controlled media are only temporarily dazed and reeling. They will recover quickly. This opening should be exploited now, President Trump must strike while the iron is hot. Few anticipated Tuesday morning what we would have today: a decapitated Democrat Party, with the Obamas and Clintons gone or going, taking ‘Slow Joe’ Biden with them, no national leader rising, and only the power of obstruction, of which the nation has had enough. The Republican Party, however, on January 20, will control both Houses of Congress and the White House, with there being the real possibility of remaking the Supreme Court in the image of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. And not a second should be wasted. Time is far too precious.
And while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have indicated they are willing to work with President Trump, only time will tell if they are part of the team or nothing more than ‘establishment’ saboteurs only out for themselves. Because knowing these two sleazy characters as I’m sure we all do, what actions they actually take to either help or to hinder Mr. Trump will be far more telling than any of the words they have uttered thus far. And I’m sure it won’t take very long before we see whether they will prove to be men of their word, or will proved to be nothing more than the gutless RINOs that history tells us is far more likely. There is nothing to prevent the new Republican Party from writing history but themselves. In his first few months in office, Trump could very well put a seal on American politics as indelible as that left by Ronald Reagan. But he must be up for the challenges that lie ahead.
And here’s what really needs to happen, and right out of the gate. On January 20, Mr. Trump should have vetted and ready to nominate to the high court a brilliant constitutionalist and strict constructionist. He should act to end interference with the Dakota Access pipeline and call on Congress to re-enact legislation, vetoed by Barry, to finish the Keystone XL pipeline. Then he should repeal all regulations put in place by Barry that unnecessarily restrict the production of the oil, gas and clean coal necessary to make America energy independent again. Folks in Pennsylvania, southeast Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia should be shown, by executive action, that Mr. Trump is a man of his word. And when the mines open again, he should be there. He should order new actions to seal the Southern border, start the wall and begin visible deportations of felons who are in the country illegally.
And then, with a new education secretary, President Trump should announce White House intent to work for repeal of Common Core and announce the introduction of legislation to put federal resources behind the charter schools that have proven to be a godsend to inner-city black children. He should propose an immediate tax cut for U.S. corporations, with $2 to $3 Trillion in unrepatriated profits abroad, who will bring that money home and invest it in America, to the benefit of our economy and our Treasury. He should take the president’s phone and pen and begin the rewriting, or complete repeal, of every one of Barry’s executive orders that does not comport with the national interest or political philosophy of the GOP. Mr. Trump should announce a date soon for repeal and replacement of Obamacare and introduction of his new tax-and-trade legislation to bring back manufacturing and create American jobs.
Mr. Trump said throughout his campaign that this election was America’s last chance. And that if we were to lose this one, we would likely lose the country. And I very much agree with that sentiment, which is how I came to be onboard ‘The Trump train’ in the first place. He has now been blessed with a very rare opportunity and he must seize it. And as our soon to be president he must ignore his more cautious counselors, and act with the urgency of his declared beliefs. His window of opportunity may be prove to be very brief, perhaps only two years. He must support all who supported him and forget those who did not, with no appeasement offered to the liberal establishment. He should work with those in the ‘Established Republicans’ who desire that same return to responsible government and against those that want only to maintain the status quo. He has a mandate from the people to change our system for the better, and now he must act on it.
And what must always be kept at the forefront is the fact that those on the left do not want unity, nor reconciliation, nor healing. And I feel very confident in saying that if we had been unfortunate enough to have had Hitlery win this most crucial of elections, there would already be talk of hate speech laws, of purging our voices from social media, of doxing and slandering political opponents and thoroughly ruining their lives. There would now be threats being made about taking our guns, about further restricting our religious liberties, rewriting our Constitution by way of judicial fiat and of ending the sovereignty of the United States by Executive Decree. There would be talk of creating new and improved ways to further regulate every aspect of our lives into conformity and our businesses into oblivion and how best to increase the flooding into our country of hostile aliens to ensure their perpetual dominance. And that would just be the first 100 days.
It would appear that the American people have now chosen to put the adults back in charge of the running of their government. While it remains far from certain, at least at this point in time, if that will come to pass, that was certainly their intent. And we can only hope that’s how things will come to play out. Hopefully this reemergence of a stronger and more viable right in this country will result in the repairing of at least some of the damage done by the left. But we must be wary because the left has but two plays. To try to shame you into virtue signaling and conceding to their agenda, or political violence. Now that the real right has come back, and will not virtue signal, we see the left, with their hate and violence, showing who they really are. They want to destroy us. We must not help them do it by yielding to weak calls for compromise. Destroy them now and salt the ground. For surely, if they ever win again, they will do exactly that to us.