Donald Trump’s supporters were feeling giddy with excitement right after his electrifying win over the Face of Evil, which well they should have. After all, with their support, he succeeded in depriving Barack Obama of a third term via a Hillary presidency.
But in less than two weeks, Trump managed to raise the eyebrows of his most ardent backers with such gems as:
- Referring to Barack Obama as “a very good man” and saying that he would seek his advice.
- Backsliding on the global warming scam.
- Considering Mitt Romney, who called him a phony, a fraud, and a con artist, for Secretary of State.
- “Rethinking” the efficacy of waterboarding.
- Softening on his signature issue, “the wall.”
- Making Nicki Haley, who flipped him the bird during the primaries, ambassador to the UN.
- And, most unsettling of all, saying he has no interest in prosecuting Crooked Hillary.
In my article “Be Careful, Donald … Be Very, Very Careful,” I expressed my concerns about whether Trump understands that the Radical Left’s unequivocal objective is to conquer freedom in the United States and punish those who would oppose its tyrannical policies. (You do remember “We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends,” don’t you?) Judging from Trump’s words and actions thus far, his base supporters have every reason to be concerned that he does not have a real-world understanding of the Radical Left.
A lot of this could be a warning sign that the “kingitis” I talked about in my November 10 article has already begun to set in. If so, it’s going to be a rough four years watching America sink further into the Radical Left’s black hole of tyranny. The desire to be loved by everyone is 100 percent guaranteed to backfire, because the Darth Vader forces on the left see it as weakness and view the person afflicted with kingitis as being just another useful idiot.
Everyone understands that Trump is not a “conservative,” as that term is loosely tossed around by the likes of George Will, Bill Kristol, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, the Bushes, and others who make up their own rules of conservatism as they go along. No problem with that. I believe the hope for most of Trump’s followers is that he’s just your garden variety, pragmatic billionaire businessman who focuses on the endgame — winning — without regard to ideology.
In other words, he instinctually adapts to changing circumstances as he goes along, because his focus is on results rather than the petty little stuff that the media gets so twitterpated about. With that in mind, perhaps he’s just humoring the Radical Left and all this is nothing more than an “Art of the Deal” head-fake strategy. So, at least for now, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.
With that caveat, as I’ve said before, keeping his campaign promises should start with the vigorous prosecution of the crooked little cackler at the center of the biggest criminal conspiracy in U.S. history. Why? Because you can’t drain the swamp without applying equal justice under the law. In fact, without faith in law enforcement, you cannot expect to have a civilized society.
It is entirely possible that Trump is trying to pull the wool over Obama’s eyes and trying to relax him into not pardoning the wickedest lady on the planet. Or perhaps he’s counting on the possibility that even if she is pardoned, Congress or any number of individual states might still be able to prosecute her.
The wild card here is that it’s a virtual certainty that Obama himself is in some way tied to Hillary’s criminal activities, which would be the determining factor in his decision to pardon the Face of Evil or do as Trump’s core supporters want: “LOCK HER UP!”
A close second to not prosecuting Hillary would be for Trump to backslide on global warming. I’m not going to make this an article about the global-warming hoax, as millions of words about it are readily available for you to read on the Internet.
All I will say here is that whether those who promote it have good or evil intentions, global warming is the biggest scam in the history of humankind and poses the world’s greatest threat to human freedom. As any well-read person knows, the real purpose of the global-warming scare is to impose laws that would give government ever more control over people’s lives.
In addition, global-warming hysteria has the potential to finish off what’s left of the United States economy. It’s fine with me if Trump humors the left by making what appear to be pro-global-warming statements, so long as his actions are to move forward with an all-of-the-above strategy with regard to energy production, dramatically cut EPA regulations, and eliminate government subsidies to “clean energy” companies.
Which brings me back to the Mitt Romney question. Watching Romney appear out of nowhere and voluntarily destroy his decades-long, carefully crafted image as an upstanding, civic-minded gentleman shocked even me. No one has ever been appointed to a cabinet position who called the incoming president a phony, a fraud, and a con artist.
Remember, this is the same wuss who said of Barack Obama (who is a phony, a fraud, and a con artist), in his timid 2012 campaign, “He’s a nice guy.” I tell you, when he uttered those out-of-the-blue words, it warmed the cockles of my heart and no doubt had Uncle Saul smiling in his grave.
In any event, let’s hope that this, too, is just a head fake on DT’s part (“keep your friends close and enemies closer”), designed to appease so-called mainstream conservatives, because if it’s real, Trump will lose a major portion of his supporters — permanently. I’d like to believe it’s not real, but who knows?
I’ll cut if off here, because I don’t want to jump the gun and make any final pronouncements until I see all of Trump’s cabinet picks and observe what the first hundred days of his presidency bring. Perhaps I’m naïve, but with people like Mike Pence, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Michael Flynn, and Jeff Sessions surrounding him, it’s hard to imagine him straying too far off course.
That said — stay tuned. We may even have the answer to the Mitt Romney puzzle by the time you read this article. Hillary’s outcome, unfortunately, will take much longer.