It’s Time to Play Hardball

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Robert Ringer


As the Trump saga continues to unfold, it’s anyone’s guess as to what the end result will be, because the man in the oval office has an affinity for sending mixed signals. One day he’s super tough (like taking out 20 percent of Syria’s air force in four minutes), the next day he’s wavering on the wall, middleclass tax reform, and repealing Obamacare.

Hopefully I’m wrong, but increasingly Trump appears to be lending an ear to too many globalist and establishment types and easing away from the tough, crystal-clear message he consistently delivered to his small-government, drain-the-swamp, America-first base during the election.

In that regard, one of the people who makes me a bit nervous is Princess Ivanka. Her subtle — and sometimes no so subtle — remarks about such traditional Radical Left favorites as government-paid childcare, equal pay for women, and the need to help in the fight against the crown-jewel hoax of the Radical Left, “manmade climate change,” are not good omens.

Ivanka’s mysterious husband (whom I have yet to hear speak), Jared Kushner, also makes me uneasy. For one thing, he’s been a longtime Democratic supporter, and now rumors are circulating that he may be trying to drive a wedge between his father-in-law and Steve Bannon.

If so, I hope he fails in that effort, because Bannon is the intellectual force behind Trump’s newfound conservatism. He’s a take-no-prisoners type of guy who truly understands what the Radical Left is about and the dangers it poses to America’s survival. What I like most about him is that he has repeatedly echoed my own message of warning Trump supporters to never become overconfident or let their guard down, because the Radical Left never gives up. It’s a critical message that needs to be oft repeated, yet no one else has even touched on it.

If Bannon is ousted from the White House, it could very well be the end of the Trump populist, America-first movement. Obnoxious and childish as he may be to many Republicans, the fact still remains that Trump is probably the only human being on earth who could have pulled off the 2016 presidential-election miracle of beating Horrible Hillary with a populist message.

If Bannon is given his walking papers, I can’t imagine anyone (at least anyone who is electable) having the courage to run on a drain-the-swamp platform again. And even if they did, it’s unlikely they could win. Trump was able to pull off his election miracle mainly because he ran against the most hated and weakest presidential candidate in modern times — perhaps in the entire history of the United States.

Now, Mitch McConnell, the RINO version of Harry Reid, is pushing the possibility of fellow RINO Mitt Romney running for Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat in 2018. Which could be a double whammy aimed at the Trump base, because bipartisan advocate Jason Chaffetz is eyeing the same seat. Either of these scoundrels would only add to Trump’s difficulties in getting his agenda into high gear.

In my view, if there is to be a true Make America Great result, Trump has to up the ante and move even more quickly than he has to date. America’s greatest enemy is not Russia, Iran, or even ISIS. America’s greatest enemy is entrenched right here in our homeland, and it goes by the name of Democratic Party. It has become a front for the Radical Left, whose goal it is to destroy what’s left of American values, American exceptionalism, and the Constitution.

As I have said many times, as with ISIS, merely containing the Radical Left is not an acceptable alternative. The goal should be to totally eradicate this lying group of big-government worshippers, and I believe Steve Bannon is the one guy who really understands that.

If Trump did everything he promised to do during his campaign, I believe most Radical Left candidates would go down in flames in 2018 and 2020, which would leave the Democratic Party with virtually no power or influence in the nation’s capital. But of course we all know that Trump can’t do everything he promised.

Which would be okay, provided he is prepared to play hardball with those who are relentlessly working to bring him down. And, for starters, that would mean ignoring the Democrats’ phony calls for “bipartisanship” and “working across the aisle.” These are nothing more than intimidating euphemisms for yielding to the Radical Left and its globalist, anti-American agenda.

As I said in my article “Trump and the Desire to Be Loved,” Trump also has to make up his mind to ignore the never-ending, ridiculous Democratic calls for recusals and resignations. The Nevin Nunes recusal from heading up the investigation of Russian interference in our elections was ridiculous and yet another signal to the Dirty Dems that they can get their way, no matter how absurd their demands, if they just yell and scream long enough and loud enough.

Trump needs to throw down the gauntlet: No more recusals. No more resignations. Just because the Dirty Dems come up with some wild conspiracy theory involving Trump or any other Republican, with no factual basis for an investigation, is not a reason for anyone to recuse himself — or to even undertake an investigation in the first place.

Above all, an integral part of Trump’s hardball agenda should be a commitment to think nuclear option first, not last. That’s right, use the nuclear option any time and every time you believe you can get away with it. Republicans should adopt Harry Reid’s motto: Laws are made to be broken, and, when all else fails, new rules can be created to fit the current situation. Translation: The best way to defeat Radical Left criminals is to use their own weapons against them.

Gee, it seems like only yesterday that we were having so much fun listening to Trump talking about Little Marco, Lyin’ Ted, and low-energy Jeb. Compared to where we are today, it all sounds so innocent now.

Robert Ringer

Robert Ringer is an American icon whose unique insights into life have helped millions of readers worldwide. He is also the author of two New York Times #1 bestselling books, both of which have been listed by The New York Times among the 15 best-selling motivational books of all time.