Minnesota Musing: 10 Reasons Why President Trump Is Doing Well
A Period of Growth
I voted in the 2016 election. I watched the campaigns and grew to know the opponents. I think that this particular campaign year drew more people into the awareness of who is in government, and got more people actively involved, than any other period on earth.
Let's be real. When Trump was elected, the economy began growing. It had somewhat failed in the Obama Presidency. People lost their houses and had massive credit card debt. The losses seem to be a distant memory, now. In the Obama Presidency, he was thrown into the presidency after a previous president had worked his own magic. It was a real mess.
For years, people complained that there were too many people in government that were sitting on their buttocks, just collecting a paycheck, but not doing their job. Trump fired a few of them. Problem solved.
For years, people complained that there were people sitting around, collecting a welfare check and just having babies as often as pooping out a bowel movement and using those kids to collect even more money at the end of the year. Collectively, eye rolling became the fashion. There was no solution, just heavy sighing.
Truth or Consequences
There have been gun shootings and student and teacher walkouts. There have been marches, and protests.
Some of the protests have been understandable, and some, just a bunch of people who are wasting their energy and talents, when they should be out doing something more productive.
For years, people have owned guns and ammunition. In this country, we've had people with guns for over 240 years, and we have had our share of mass shootings. Some we have just labeled wars, and some we have labeled terrorism.
It just depends on who you are.
A Melting Pot of Nations
One thing that is interesting, is that the Wall talk seems to be one sided. This wall that we are building. We only need it on the south side of the United States? To keep people from Mexico and South America out?
So, we're not concerned with Canadians? Let's remind ourselves that a lot of people from America, have moved across the border to Canada in the past 200 years. I'm sure they spend a lot of time rolling their eyes and sighing when they think of us, down here in the south.
We started out with a bunch of immigrants. Remember the Pilgrims? We managed to survive, as a group and eventually started moving our families to the West. We know this, since there are a lot of movies about cowboys and Indians.
So, the Statue of Liberty thing is just a bunch of bull? You know: the 'give me your tired, your poor, your wretched"
What? None of us, you and I, actually believe that anymore?
The Words on the Plaque on the Statue of Liberty
Make America Great
As examples go, America is supposed to act like a team. We are united for a reason. We need to be heading in the same direction.
We all need to pull our own weight. Don't expect the next person to wait on you, hand and foot. Don't act like you are entitled to benefits. Act your age, not your shoe size. Don't wait for someone else to open the door for you. Say please and thank you. Say you're sorry, when you want the tide to change in your direction.
We have a football team, that has pulled together and made it to the Superbowl many, many, many times. But, once they are playing in the Superbowl, it becomes a me, me, me and not a team effort.
And, to date, I don't think we have ever taken home the Superbowl win. Maybe next year. Pencil it in.
Driving on the Roads
I don't know if you have noticed this or not, but there are a lot of people driving cars out there, who let their true colors shine when they drive their cars.
They tail gate. They act aggressive and mean. They pull around other cars and pass in no passing zones, then slow down and take right turns in front of all the cars they passed. Or, they pass a string of cars and then, are first in line at the stop sign a mile down the road.
We let these type of people vote for the President. They cannot even manage their affairs on the highway, much less, push a pencil in a polling booth.
Look at Yourself
When you are petitioning and polling and causing trouble for everyone else in your haste to be political, examine if the problem is actually caused by yourself.
The only person you can improve, is yourself.
The past is gone. The future is not here, and we should live for today.
Doesn't that sound like a line from some movie?
And Another Thing
While I'm fuming, let me add one more last thought. I have no idea if I have my 10 reasons yet or not, but:
I'm irritated by all these news casts about violence, and then, new movie releases about violent people.
Box office hits based on people who have been in the news and are labeled bad. Why publicize bad behavior?