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The Democratic 'Strategy', Bash America, All The Way to 2020

Updated on August 2, 2019
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God Bless America, Land that I Love, Stand beside her and guide her, thru the night, with a Light from above...

Taking his moment....and dissing the United States of America

Now Joe Biden, is taking his moment to diss the United States of America, while abroad, on foreign soil!

In Europe...of all places, he has called America, “an embarrassment!"

Perhaps some of the dumbed down European youth may be buying that, Joe, but not those who know better.

Is "taking his moment" the best way to put it or is the phrase, taking his turn to diss the United States of America, a better way to put it?

Why do politicians such as Biden, Obama, Hillary do this?

Why do they put down this Country here on American soil, but, even more curious to me...why do they do it abroad?

The Democratic contenders for President and many of the newly elected Democratic Senators and U.S. Representatives actively participate in America bashing.

Why?

What good does it do and what do they believe they are accomplishing?

Are they looking for votes and who told them that this is the way to get them, whose votes are they looking to get?

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Sorry Dems...Donald Trump cannot be blamed for it, Barack Obama was doing it regularly, long before Trump ever even decided to run for office!

Why must you all always condemn the U.S., work to transform the U.S., knock America, put America down, call the United States of America, an embarrassment?

Do you not love this Country or is it all about survival now, within the Democratic Party; condemn her, condemn half of the Nation that did not vote for Hillary or forget all about a seat of power?

Which brings me back to Biden...

Former Presidents, Presidential hopefuls, dissing on America.....does more harm, more damage, than any self-absorbed, ignorant knee-taker ever will!

Back to Joe.....


He called America, "an embarrassment" and then went on to speak about respect or civility, whatever, who knows or cares, at the point of no return.

Frankly, I don’t care what he or anyone else has to say, once they've insulted this Country in such a despicable manner!

I can never get past the insults these people hurl on a regular basis, to hear where they may go next or to see if they ever have a point to make, leaving room for a return.

There is no redemption from that!

Obama's been there and done that, repeatedly!

Hillary Clinton, has taken several turns since her catastrophic defeat! Three-feat? Whatever it is now.

I get it, I suppose she feels entitled to bash America, after all, America has no use for her and she can't figure out why and so...like the wounded will often do, she lashes out.

To save face, she blames America and those who know better than to ever elect her... and she can't have that!

Joe has been chomping at the bit, waiting and wondering, when would it be his turn to travel abroad and put down this Country, insult our President, therefore insulting all of us.

His moment, time, turn, has come...

He is planning to run for President of the United States of America...so naturally and instinctively, the time has come for him to insult America and her many citizens!

Huh?

Don't ask me.

Protect Dreamers, Seek Sanctuary

I wonder, would this group of Democrats ever stand behind a podium with a sign reading, PROTECT LIFE.....

Nah.

The Democratic heart is...not with you, not with me, not with the little bitty baby they can't see... the Democratic mind is not on the best interest of this Country, but rather on those here, illegally....that's where their heart is, that's where their interest...begins and ends!

I get it with the Dreamers, brought to this Country, at a very young age and this is the only home they've ever known. But, as we all know, this goes much bigger, much deeper than, the dreamers. This problem with illegal immigration has been allowed to expand throughout the land, virtually ignored and dismissed until now. So, now that a President that does what he says he will do, is dealing with it, he is made out to be such a loathsome individual. I'll not repeat some of the descriptions, that I've personally seen in print, even here at HP.

Those of us who believe in the rule of law, apparently are equally loathsome in our support of this President....attempting to correct this problem which has been recognized, but postponed, discussed, but delayed, brought up, then ignored...up until now!

Now it is the pet project for the Democratic Party. Illegal entry now has their undivided attention, unfortunately it is in pushing against this President, just as hard is he is pushing against the problem....

When the Dems finally get to work on something.....it's always... the wrong thing!

When the Dems finally get passionate about something, it either involves the death of human beings, the smallest and most vulnerable of all...or it involves completely ignoring our sovereignty and our laws to put the lives of illegals above all else.

When the Dems finally get passionate about something....it involves putting down, condemning, criticizing and working to transform this Country into something unfamiliar.

It seems to get worse once they’ve thrown their hat into the ring and have made the decision to run for the Presidency.

The 2020 Democratic strategy; very weak, very warped, very strange!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 A B Williams

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    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      6 days ago from Central Florida

      I will have to check it out. I like Costco. Have a wonderful day Brad.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      6 days ago

      A B

      So true, and it is when the left gets control of SCOTUS they can morph the constitution to the left and their slanted views.

      Enough doom and gloom.

      Yesterday afternoon, I went to a COSTCO business center, where they sell more to business. They have a walk in freezer room for all their refrigerated items. It was the size of a high school gym including the room for the bleachers.

      There is one in Orlando. Anyway, I also found this comment by someone that went to it.

      " I realize it's a Business Center, but sheesh. Hot, dark and depressing. Boring. No deli for their famous hot dogs or pizza."

      This is a true statement, but still interesting. The kitchen appliances were industrial. But in the heat of the day, that walk in freezer is "cool". So cool thatthe temperature in the store seems hot when you come out of the freezer.

      Sorry, that is the best I can say this morning?

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      6 days ago from Central Florida

      No, not at all Brad. It doesn't really matter so much about the gray areas; not clearly defined or spelled out by our Founders, centuries ago, there's a group, the left, completely ignoring their genius; all that was clearly defined and spelled out, in an effort to protect the American citizen and they do it on a whim and on a regular basis. They must be stopped!

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      Brad 

      6 days ago

      A B

      Thanks, and maybe we should ask the dems when they talk about laws, and the constitution is it the US Constitution. Because there interpretation doesn't sound like the US Constitution.

      Another sad fact, that the constitution is not absolute in reading its words because it is the SCOTUS that defines through its decisions what they interpret is meant by applying the constitution to a specific matter brought before SCOTUS. The problem is if the simple majority of the court is political or bias so is the interpretation of the court. Their decision then become the law of the land until a new decision replaces it. And using stare decisis

      " stare decisis

      n.

      The doctrine or principle that precedent should determine legal decision making in a case involving similar facts.

      n.

      The principle of following judicial precedent"

      B:

      All the lower courts in the US have to use this interpretation of the SCOTUS decision where the same issue is brought to their court.

      ----------------------------------

      I don't think this resonates with the understanding of most people about the Constitution or SCOTUS.

      Another problems is that the founders, left it to congress to actually flesh out the SC and its lower courts. And I am not a fan of the simple majority vote for their decision. It ignores the opinion of four other justices. When we are deciding the law of the law it should have some accord with more than just a simple majority.

      Unfortunately, it seems that most of SCOTUS decisions are simple majority. Yes, that decides an issue, but does it satisfy solving the issue?

      If this is too early in the day, please del it.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      6 days ago from Central Florida

      I do agree Brad, was it Reagan who said, (not quoting, this is the gist of it) hiking marginal rates, doesn't hurt the rich (tax shelters, etc.) it hurts everyone else, because it effects our economy?

      Nope I've never read that in the U.S. Constitution, is there another version that the Dems use? ;)

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      Brad 

      6 days ago

      A B

      Do you agree or disagree with my opinion on why the rich can't actually be taxed higher by raising their marginal tax rate.

      BTW, Where does it say in the US Constitution, and especially in the 14th amendment where a class of people can be targeted to pay a higher rate?

      Maybe I am the only that thinks this is a problem?

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      6 days ago from Central Florida

      Good Morning Brad, I always have my coffee before I watch or read what the Dems want to take from me and give to someone else or keep for themselves.

      Also, I've always been a fan of the flat tax or fair tax plan.

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      Brad 

      6 days ago

      A B

      Don't read this until after you have your coffee?

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      The democrats that want to tax the rich by making their marginal tax bracket set to 80%.

      .

      But the rich don't make wages, and they don't pay marginal tax. Most of their income is offset by write offs, deduction, deferments, and other loop holes in the Internal Revenue Code.

      Also, many of them make millions to billions in the stock market, and their profit is taxed as a flat 20%.

      My point is that as long as the Internal Revenue Code is available for them the rich won't be taxed as much as the middle class.

      The income tax system is the problem, but if the income tax was replaced by a national sales tax or Flat tax the rich would pay like everyone else when they buy something.

      10% of 10, 000 is 1,000

      10% of 100,000 is 10,000

      10% of 1,000,000 is 100,000

      So even at the same tax rate they are paying more because they are spending more.

      I put it is at 10% because it doesn't include FICA which only applies to wages, and that will still be taken out of your pay check.

      That would be my choice.

      The other thing is the medicare for all.

      estimated cost is $30 to 40 Trillion over 10 years. The math is simple, the democrats are not mathematicians.

      We have a current budget of $4.4 Trillion, and the medicare for a year would range from $3 to $4 Trillion which is pretty much equal to our entire budget.

      If they want to spend that kind of money, they should use it to Cure some Major Diseases. I think the last one was the Salk Vaccine.

      Imagine how one curing one major disease would reduce the cost of healthcare.

      They also want to have free tuition for public college and universities. That would be the same as saying the current free public education would be extend for four more years.

      Just look at the failures of the public education system today, and now add 4 more years to fail.

      These are coming from Sanders and Warren followed closely by several of the two dozen democrats playing Santa Claus with our money trying to use it to buy the presidency.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      6 days ago from Central Florida

      80%? Seriously? Who would ever vote for that?

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      6 days ago

      A B

      You got it in 1:)

      Do you feel lucky, want to answer another Brad ?

      How would the democrats tax the rich more by making the marginal tax rate 80%?

      Not a trick question, but it is a serious question.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      6 days ago from Central Florida

      With Hillary, Joe would have to watch his back...and neck!

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      Brad 

      6 days ago

      A B

      Michelle Obama

      Remember how all the democrats said that Donald Trump didn't have what it takes to be president because he wasn't a politician.

      Look at MOs bio

      "She attended the Whitney Young High School where she took advanced placement classes and was a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated in 1981 as the salutatorian of her class.

      Then she went to the Princeton University where she majored in sociology and African-American studies. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985.

      Following her graduation she went to the Harvard Law School from where she earned her Juris Doctor (JD) in 1988. There she worked for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, assisting low-income tenants with housing cases."

      Congress is filled with lawyers so we know that isn't a necessary quality for the office. She and Barack went to Harvard, so that really isn't something that is required for the presidency.

      Some pretty bad presidents came from Harvard both democrats and republican. But I guess if Barack Obama a community organized can become a senator and then a two time president, anything is possible.

      Barack Obama said that Hillary Clinton was the most qualified presidential candidate Ever!

      What will he say about his wife Michelle? I guess maybe if Hillary decides to run again, as they say the third time is a charm. Obama isn't going to back her.

      I just thought, what if Biden became president and he made Hillary his VP, how long would it be before Hillary was president?

      Think about :)

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      I'm hearing that Michelle Obama will be 'the one', she is popular and many believe that she can beat Donald Trump.

      Gosh, can you imagine how proud of America she'd be if she too received the nomination, as her hubby did?

      Oh I see you've already mentioned her, oops.

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      Brad 

      7 days ago

      A B

      Seems like construction is booming, as well as people remodeling.

      BTW, I don't think that the current 2 dozen democrats presidential candidates are going to satisfy the DNC's goal of getting rid of President Trump. That might cause them look in the clubhouse and see who they might bring in to accomplish that goal.

      Biden is the best of the lot but he doesn't have the game anymore. Not when Kamala Harris can take him down'

      Who is in the Bull:) pen for them to relieve Biden at the podium?

      Would they dare play Hillary for a 3rd time? If you notice that she hasn't been having those ill effects that plagued her during the campaign. And i suspect she healthier now because of the lack of stress. She is also 3 years older, and would have the same game plan against now President Trump who has a track record, and against his deplorables.

      That would put a woman on again for the presidency.

      If that was a winning move they might try to get Michelle to run giving them gender and color. But at the expense of no presidential skills, or experience. You might as well has Oprah run?

      Does anyone see someone else in the democrat bullpen to run against President Trump?

      Anyway, have a great day.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      Interesting Brad, I'd love for my husband to get into the consulting end of the construction industry (I will retire :)) He'll not be able to retire, he isn't built that way, but he'd, at least, not have all of this...that comes with owning a business on him. I handle the stress much better than he does. Praying we can soon get to that point.

      So back to the topic at hand, have any Dems bashed America today?

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      We don't either Shan, we pay everything out of pocket. We did carry insurance, until Obama-doesn't-Care. Me and the hubby are getting older, we need to do something, it will be a while yet before Medicare kicks in...of course who knows if all the money we've paid in will still be around for us...DON'T GET ME STARTED on that...LOL

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      Brad 

      7 days ago

      A B

      Yes, I am and have been both employee and self employed and as a corporation all in CA. Mainly as a computer consultant in various industries, including defense companies and that was one of the reason that I had to incorporate to do business with them. The defense business is cyclic so you have to diverse with other companies like computer peripheral companies. I get time off between contracts, sometimes too much.

      There is no loyalty from most companies so working contracts is an at will employment. And at will employment is what most private sector companies mandate for their employees.

      Anyway, they both have advantages, and disadvantages. One of the perks of contracting is you don't get involved in company politics, and you are better paid in general than their employees.

      TMI boring

      read and del

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 days ago from Texas

      The downside to self-employment for me is no healthcare coverage because it's sky-high.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      You sound as if are or have been self-employed Brad, I don't think I've ever asked?

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      Brad 

      7 days ago

      A B

      That is the way it used to be, but today everyone wants to start in the middle. Paying both sides of FICA when you are self employed doesn't make sense, if it is just you. Yes, you get a deduct from your gross income because it is a business expense. The better news is that self employment is taxed on your net income.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      Nowadays, self-employed; no raises, no merit pay...no money guy, we get paid if and only if there is anything left!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      I remember starting out working many moons ago, I knew that I didn’t deserve anything, I had to earn it.

      Before kids, I worked in a law firm, if I felt that I was going above and beyond and didn’t see that reflected in my paycheck, I’d go to the money guy and plead my case. Every time I asked, I received, but I didn’t go in for the first time until about 6 months into the job, because before that... I still had a lot to learn.

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 days ago from Texas

      When I worked at Walmart they decided to raise the pay for employees. They did it in a couple of steps gradually, but I know some of the long time employees that had to work to get to the point I was automatically bumped to were not happy. And then, on the other hand, they looked at that corporate raise as a recent raise when it came time for evaluations and took that into consideration when they did the raise amounts.

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      Brad 

      7 days ago

      A B

      What about the gain for the government in FICA revenue, which is another cost to the employer? Unlike the federal government, the private sector is run on profit and loss. This rise in wages, and increase in FICA takes away from profit. The feds don't have this problem they just raise taxes, and that is different than businesses having to raise their prices.

      We are on the same side.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      Brad, if employers don't give the merit based employees a substantial raise (to be fair to them), they are seen as greedy.

      When employers have to raise their prices in order to pay a minimum $15 an hour to starting out newbies, they are seen as greedy.

      When employers have to close the doors of their business because they can't pay what a useless, clueless Government beauracrat forces them to pay, they are seen as failures!

      Like I said, opens up a can of worms...

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      Brad 

      7 days ago

      A B

      I am not a fan either for the $15 min wage.

      It took millions of workers several years or more to get from the previous minimum wage to $15 hr, Then with a swipe of the gavel the government wipes out those merit earned salaries and makes non merit as equal to merit. The employers of these merit based $15 hr jobs are not going to give them higher salaries, are they. Can they afford to do that, can they even afford to given any of the workers that were below $15 to give them $15 and stay profitable. If they can't stay profitable then they go out of business and their employees lose their jobs.

      The state and the federal government should at least give the employers a tax break to help offset their labor costs. Don't forget that the federal government in raising the minimum wage has now also increase their revenue by the increased contribution in FICA, which seems to benefit their declining FICA Trust fund, at the expense of employers bearing the cost. One might consider this a TAX on employers.

      just a thought.

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      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      I am not a fan of $15. minimum wage, it opens up a big ole can of worms, that's another article for another day. But, with States which choose to go there, that's what must be paid (at a minimum) across the board! I think legal immigrants are going to have to get more vocal, they are as dismissed by the Dems, as those of us born here. They must be beginning to realize that by now!?!

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 days ago from Texas

      Okay, Brad. Touche!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      Well I guess I just don't know Shannon, is it? The left keeps redefining everything. How can anyone support someone like say...Joe Biden for example... when he says crap like this and worse and he is the frontrunner right now. Mind blowing!!!

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      Brad 

      7 days ago

      discerning truth is a matter of interpreting the facts. In a courtroom setting, the same facts are available to both prosecution and defense.

      Can we have truth without facts?

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      Brad 

      7 days ago

      A B

      Good morning.

      What does anything he says mean?

      Another question that he should answer is whether he is for China or for the US in the trade imbalance?

      A B

      Following up on the illegals, I was having a discussion about illegal alien and Trump removing them when they have deportation orders.

      His point was basically we need this cheap labor because no American will work for these low wages. I pointed out that there are 25 million illegal aliens in the country. And they have already taken these jobs.

      The bigger point is that the democrat have focused on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and that is not a low wage. Yet, he wants to not have it apply to illegal aliens because they are cheap labor. That is a form of slavery to have them work for half of that wage because they are not legal. In reality, these illegals are taking jobs away from legal immigrants. It is the legal immigrants that should be getting the $15 an hour jobs.

      What do you think about that?

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 days ago from Texas

      Isn't a fact by definition truth?

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      I have a question about the Democratic front-runner Joe Biden and something he said recently, "we choose truth over facts", what does that mean?

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      Brad, bingo!

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      Brad 

      7 days ago

      A B

      Good question, helping the illegals helps the democrats because they want to get them citizen and in return the new illegal citizenship can vote for them.

      Another group for them to enslave by giving handouts.

      That is also the progressive plan to collapse the middle class and then all but the rich are dependent upon them:)

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      Oh I can imagine Shannon, so many people live to be offended! I don’t get it. Who has time for such nonsense?

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 days ago from Texas

      I can't begin to tell you the stupid things someone called the police on us about recently. . .like for installing security cameras. We manage a small apartment complex, by the way, so that was quite amusing. As were the other antics of these disgruntled and offended tenants. Oh....and they said they'd sue for making their life a living hell. Uh-huh. Sure, okay. I can't help it the truth is hell sometimes. LOL

      At least you still have your right to freedom of speech, Professional Informer P.I. Williams!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      But, do they really want to actually help anyone Brad or is it all about helping themselves?

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 days ago from Central Florida

      Shannon, that’s what I am talking about, I don’t wish to be sued for having offended some knucklehead....lol

      I think I prefer Professional Informer. P.I. Williams ;)

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      Brad 

      8 days ago

      A B

      From your article, the picture showing Schumer with the sign Protect Dreamers is missing a sign that says Help the American Homeless and drug users. Which country are the democrats helping?

      If they want to help illegals, then have them increase to aid to the countries of these illegals so their country can help them.

      It is like the Arab nation, and the exodus of war torn immigrants. Why isn't the Arab nation finding places there for asylum instead of sending them to the US?

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      Brad 

      8 days ago

      Then most of the left on hp would be sued!

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      Shannon Henry 

      8 days ago from Texas

      Watch it.....someone will sue you just for having an opinion that offends. You can be a professional instigator! :p

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 days ago from Central Florida

      Hmmm "what would that profession be for my articles"?

      Good question.

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      Brad 

      8 days ago

      A B

      Never thought about it.

      What would that profession be for your articles?

      You know, in this country today with the democrats doing things that have never been done, it doesn't hurt to disclaim. Hp must think it has some value to offer it.

      Maybe, I will put a disclaimer that says read at your own risk:)

      Or this is based on my opinion, and if you disagree than that is your opinion:)

      Or the generic one, don't try this at home!

      ? Should we sue the weather person when they predict clear and sunny skies, and you make plans for the beach and it rains:(

      lunch time, everybody off! :)

      A B

      You right the well is dry, but now they are Fracking:)

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 days ago from Central Florida

      Also, I missed your previous comment Brad, about us being "on the road to prosperity"

      That has to be why the left has lost it; why they bash and trash us and the Country and why they pander to those entering illegally. They know they have nothing else and so they'll place blame where it doesn't belong and make the President out to be some kind of monster, because they have nothing else...their well is dry!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 days ago from Central Florida

      Correct, I am not a qualified professional and I don't need some unwelcome lawsuit from some dimwit.

      Since the 'disclaimer' is a fairly new feature at HP, I've been utilizing it, you don't?

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      Brad 

      8 days ago

      A B

      I just notice this at the bottom of your article

      "This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. "

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      Brad 

      8 days ago

      A B

      Why is it only on the right side wants to keep that America?

      The US today in 2019 has reversed the 2008 America that was taken to its economic ground. Now we are seeing the path to prosperity, but the democrats keep picturing President Trump and his supporters as going down the road to Perdition.

      Never has the United States of America seen so many clones of Benedict Arnold. And I keep telling those on the left that keep reminding us they served the country, so did Benedict Arnold until he turned against the country.

      How does the left support the US and what it stands for?

      Can anyone tell me?

      Once again, I have to point to my avatar showing President Obama standing with his hands not on his heart, while the others are saying the pledge of allegiance. Did the sports people that refused to stand for the pledge get it from president Obama?

      The response by the left and their media on the 2 shootings is blame the president, and then ask for money for their campaign.

      Do we really want these politicians in any office in the USA? NO!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 days ago from Central Florida

      Now that I love Brad! God Bless America!!!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 days ago from Central Florida

      Correction: not scared off by me per se...but rather by my intimidating score.

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      Brad 

      8 days ago

      A B

      76 could be 1776 very patriotic:)

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 days ago from Central Florida

      Brad I feel as if there's a song somewhere within those numbers...

      Thanks Shannon for the support.

      I appreciate everyone who gives me a follow or comments on my articles and isn't scared off by me.

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      Shannon Henry 

      8 days ago from Texas

      If it's any consolation, I hang out with Angie here and my score hasn't dropped, except for the random ways that HP fluctuates.

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      Brad 

      8 days ago

      A B

      35+41=76 what a pair we are.

      and newbies start with a 60!

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      Shannon Henry 

      8 days ago from Texas

      Okay....so I have a question....but I'll ask you on messenger since it is off topic. ;)

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 days ago from Central Florida

      I'm sure she doesn't crave the spotlight, but I doubt she wants to be shunned and she definitely has been, unlike any other First Lady before. In the meantime, Michelle is still promoted and making the covers. Whatever! The times we are in I suppose and I have definitely strayed off subject.

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      Shannon Henry 

      8 days ago from Texas

      I don't idolize anyone the media tells me to. If I did, I'd be a much bigger Taylor Swift fan that I ever was. LOL. I like most of her music well enough, but I never understood the craze.

      I read somewhere that part of the reason we don't see her on magazines is that Trump bashes the media in general too often. Basically, the thought is that the more he bashes a particular outlet, the more it gets read. Subsequently, shunning the Trumps is good for their profit margins. And then some argue the opposite and say that if she was on a cover more conservative readers would be picked up. Who really knows? My opinion on that is just that she doesn't seem to put herself out there as much as some of her predecessors did. Didn't she say that she wasn't interested in trying to use the first lady platform to her advantage when she started supporting her husband's endeavors to become president? I always thought she wanted to support him but not be the focus herself very often.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 days ago from Central Florida

      Brad, have you seen my score? No worries. Always good to hear from you.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      8 days ago from Central Florida

      Hi Shannon, I'll agree on "too many unanswered questions". I don't care for Michelle Obama, I don't know why she was/is, so idolized. Everywhere I went, every store, salon, she graced the covers of magazines, I've yet to see Melania Trump on a cover, maybe I've missed them all.

      The media pushes on us, who we are to idolize and who we are to hate...and I hate that.

      We will just have to agree to disagree (I I hate that term too :)) on Mrs. O.

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      Brad 

      9 days ago

      A B

      Didn't want you to catch a downward score for posting my stuff.

      Actually, my point is that he was leaning to Muslims while giving lip service to democrats who wanted the illegal aliens.

      I guess I am a party of 1:)

      As for my secret, just dumb:) luck.

      Interesting, my score doesn't get higher than 45 so it is like Trump is the 45th president, and I go through 41 thru 45? So carter to Trump.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      9 days ago from Central Florida

      Well alright, alright... a '41' what IS your secret? ;)

      I only delete if a threat is made or God's name is used in vain....or the F word....

      In other words did Obama start this big mess, including America bashing? Yes, yes he did.

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      Brad 

      9 days ago

      A B

      Hillary and Obama did a world tour slamming America and Americans that didn't agree with them.

      Here is an interesting thought.

      President Obama was deporting illegal aliens in record numbers, but he was also bring in Muslims and setting them up in America. I believe Minnesota was popular.

      The thought is was he trying to make room?

      del if u think it will lower your score. I have a 41

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      Shannon Henry 

      9 days ago from Texas

      Well....all I can say is I'm glad I'm not famous for any reason. People who are, are judged for just about everything they do. Especially if there is controversy surrounding whatever they are reacting to. Sometimes it's deserved...like when Kathy decided to hold a fake decapitated presidential head in her hands. That was vulgar and so unpatriotic...and words I can't quite come up with right now. And then there are other things that happen.....and this is just one example....You say what took them so long? And I can think of several reasons that don't necessarily have to do with their character. We really don't know if he preached it more than once. Seems like it would've made headlines sooner if he had....but even so, she was raised in that church and they were married there. That's a pretty strong connection. I can't imagine it would be easy to break away from a relationship that strong and that long with a church. It's not just the pastor to consider. What about all the friends made there that they worshipped with? So I'll just refrain from judgment on that. Too many unanswered questions for me. Same thing with people up in arms about half the things Trump does. Too many unanswered questions to pass quick judgment.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      9 days ago from Central Florida

      Yes they did cut ties, but it took them a while. I doubt very seriously that Rev. Wright preached his G.D. America sermon only once.

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      Shannon Henry 

      9 days ago from Texas

      I was curious so I did a little research and came across this quote from Wikipedia:

      Michelle Obama was raised United Methodist and joined the Trinity United Church of Christ, a mostly black congregation of the Reformed denomination known as the United Church of Christ. She and Barack Obama were married there by Rev. Jeremiah Wright. On May 31, 2008, Barack and Michelle Obama announced that they had withdrawn their membership in Trinity United Church of Christ saying: "Our relations with Trinity have been strained by the divisive statements of Reverend Wright, which sharply conflict with our own views."[72]

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      Shannon Henry 

      9 days ago from Texas

      You abrasive? Please. If you were, I didn't notice.

      What about their church? I don't even know what church the Obama's attended after they left the one they previously belonged to.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      9 days ago from Central Florida

      I'm sorry Shannon I don't mean to come across as abrasive, but I am no fan of the Obamas, I believe race relations were in a good place before they took office. They had such opportunity to unite us even more, but they chose to divide us (he more than her)

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      9 days ago from Central Florida

      Their church.....ever hear of Rev. Jeremiah Wright? Their church wasn't anything like any church I've ever been in. I would have walked out so fast, they would have been searching for an exorcist, for heads would have been spinning.

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      Shannon Henry 

      9 days ago from Texas

      I really like Jenna Bush's personality, but I really don't recall her mother or grandmother doing things like dancing and talking to children on their level. I can't remember the quote exactly. ...but Michelle said that there's no better place to talk about politics than in church because many of the issues are also moral issues. That was one thing she said that did make me stop and think.

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      A B Williams 

      9 days ago from Central Florida

      Barbara Bush and Laura Bush were very active advocates for children and teens. I hope that Michelle has done some good and made a difference in children's lives. I hope that I am wrong about her (she always seems to have an angle) and that she is a far better person than Hillary.

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      Shannon Henry 

      9 days ago from Texas

      I guess I do conveniently "forget" about that statement she made. I like the way she was involved with children, encouraging happiness in them. Aside from that comment you mention, I don't recall her being untactful when she spoke publicly. I never heard her make a negative statement specifically against another political party. She seemed really personable to me whenever I happened to catch her speaking or on a television talk show, which doesn't necessarily mean much. ...except that when Hilary tries to be that way it seems forced. And I can stand behind the causes the Michelle advocated for when she was in office. Things like poverty awareness and education. Plus, when she advocated for health and education, she didn't just speak. . .she interacted with the children in ways that I have yet to see any other first lady do. In fact, that's probably what I like most about her.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      9 days ago from Central Florida

      Probably resting upstairs, Brad, she has been at this for quite a while, she is not as youthful as she may appear.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      9 days ago from Central Florida

      Well the very first time, I heard her speak (after her hubby was nominated) Shan, she said, "for the very first time, I am proud of my Country", it rubbed me the wrong way and she never won me over. What do you like about her? Just curious, maybe I've missed something along the way.

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      Brad 

      9 days ago

      Where is Nancy Pelosi while the Squad and Rep Jerry Nadler run her house?

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      Shannon Henry 

      9 days ago from Texas

      Really? How do you figure that, I'm curious? I mean, besides the fact that they're both Democrats.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      9 days ago from Central Florida

      He is definitely doing the job as it was intended Shannon, no doubt.

      Michelle Obama is Hillary Clinton is Michelle Obama.....IMHO

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      9 days ago from Central Florida

      Great analogy Paula! That is exactly what is happening, so 'Mission stop Trump, by hook or by crook', never ends.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      9 days ago from Central Florida

      Wesman, "the human gaff machine", describes Joe quite sufficiently.

      I don't think we can even fathom the numbers of new supporters that President Trump has won over, not with promises of gifts, but with genuine love of Country and a can-do/will-do attitude.

      Joe the Gaff and Company will soon find out!

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      9 days ago from Central Florida

      Good morning all!

      Leland, long time, not chat. I hope all is well with you. Thank you, I had to go back and read this article, so much has transpired since!!

      The lefties will never stop and they'll never leave, they have too much invested in tearing down in order to create and start anew with their....socialistic eutopia!?! (Whoopie will need those deep pockets)

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      Shannon Henry 

      9 days ago from Texas

      This thread is so long...I see that I missed another question address to me (I think). You have it easy, Angie, because you have to come back to your own articles, right? Maybe not. But all the new recent comments tonight had me looking back through the thread again.

      Sorry, Brad. . . Um.....honestly. . .I really never took much of an interest in politics. Still don't, to tell the truth. ..except that it's hard not to notice the major divide since Obama took office. When GW was in office I was in college and then a young mother and I rarely had access to the outside world because I didn't watch TV much. I was too busy. I do, however, remember that he often had a sense of humor about himself and the goofy things he inadvertently did. I liked that about him, though that doesn't really answer your question. Can't remember if there was anything I didn't like. . .other than going after Saddam Hussein before it seemed we knew who really attacked

      What don't I like about Hilary? What's to like? Among other things, I think she's disingenuous.

      And Obama....what I liked least about him was his stupid health care plan. I got caught up in the middle where it didn't do squat for me when I needed it most. I couldn't see a doctor out of pocket because I was dumb enough to sign up for ObamaCare....or rather forced to because of the stupid fines issued to those who didn't. . .To pay out of pocket, you can't have insurance and if you had ObamaCare they doctors all wanted a down payment to be seen that exceeded the price of paying out of pocket for an office visit by at least double. So....I couldn't get a diagnosis until I had to go to an indigent care clinic in another county that told me I needed surgery pretty much right away...but you guessed it, couldn't get that paid for either. All the while, people were going on and on about what a good thing that stupid plan was. That's one thing I'm glad is not the way it used to be. It needed major reform. For everyone it helped, it still made things worse for the middle gap no one ever talked about.

      Now I realize that I haven't properly contrasted anyone the way you asked. . .but that's what you get from me because I simply don't remember enough about Bush as it personally impacted me or my values. I've never liked Hilary or her ideas and values. Obama had a healthcare plan that prolonged pain for me unnecessarily. I did like Michelle Obama and still do. And Trump....like I said, I don't think I'd like him as a friend but he's doing his job.

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      Paula 

      9 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Making Perfect sense: The TRUTH

      IMAGINE you have 25 years experience in your job. A new guy comes in with no experience and immediately begins running circles around you. You had your boss convinced there were legitimate reasons for not getting stuff done. And now, this new guy is doing it anyway. IMAGINE your resentment, fear & bitterness over potential loss of job and power.

      Now you know why Washington D.C. hates President Trump.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      9 days ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Well I believe Joe and likely the Europeans he was addressing are part of an ideological tradition older than any of the hills you know of. They dream of a global governance, and the resurgent patriotism of citizens under Trump is absolutely an embarrassment to persons of that mindset.

      But the human gaff machine is irrelevant. He's going nowhere. And many Europeans are embracing nationalism these days too, and they've seen how this is what can save them from torrential immigration of 3rd worlders who'll never contribute to society.

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      Leland Johnson 

      9 days ago from Midland MI

      Hi AB- very good read and good points made. I’ve seen Whoopie say similar things about our country. She likes the phrase “ugly American” referring to the alleged disrespectful and arrogant attitudes of Americans traveling abroad. The fact is all tourists act badly now and then, maybe drinking a little too much, partying too much. Being on vacation has that affect on people and not just Americans. I’ve heard Whoopie use that term on her show and then watched the audience applaud in agreement. To me, bad mouthing the country in which you live is like bad mouthing a restaurant in which you’re sitting. That’s kind of stupid isn’t it? I think the same solution applies to both. If they don’t like it- then leave! There certainly is the “I don’t get it” component in my mind too. If they don’t like the US why don’t they just leave? At least Whoopie can afford to. Thanks for a super article AB.

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      3 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Well said Shannon. I wholeheartedly agree.

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      Shannon Henry 

      3 weeks ago from Texas

      Sorry. I am just now seeing that I was addressed in an earlier comment. Yikes - three weeks ago!!

      Brand and Angie - I honestly don't have much to add to that. I feel the same way. I believe Brad's statements added to my thoughts quite nicely. So did your explanation of why you changed your mind, Angie.My husband has been pro-Trump all along and I was more on the fence about him and knew for sure I didn't want to vote for Hilary. Now I think (unless something drastically changes my mind) I'll vote for him for 20/20 without any hesitation.

      To reply to you a little further, Brad. . .I hadn't seen your comment yet, but just this last week or so I commented to my aunt (who is in a rage over Trump) that he's not a politician by career choice. He's used to not taking crap from people in the corporate world or he would've been run over. Of course, that attitude is part of who he is now and is not restrained for anyone. And as one of my cousins pointed out, she doesn't think he's racist or anything like that.....but he doesn't say things in the most eloquent way.

      I gotta tell y'all, I'm a little fed up with people in general. Seems like society wants to point the blame at someone else, attack someone else's character while completely ignoring their own flaws. That's in politics, in a courtroom, in social circles. . .you name it. Well, Trump said this about women.....how many men and women have said similar things about the opposite sex in their lifetime? That's just one example.

      As for Angel's comments, (I grew up in IL, born and raised if that matters). . ..people are not illegal. Their actions are. If someone chooses to break a law, that makes them an illegal resident. It's really quite simple.

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      Brad 

      3 weeks ago

      A B

      That is good. I see today that you are back on, that is even better:)

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      3 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Hi Brad, just off the beaten path.

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      Brad 

      3 weeks ago

      A B

      I hope that you are OK, and just getting things done:)

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      3 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Hi Angel and Brad, sorry, I have been incommunicado for a few days.

      Angel, I too would appreciate you elaborating a bit more on what you mean by your comments. Thanks.

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      Brad 

      4 weeks ago

      Angel

      I still don't know specially what you mean.

      "All politicians bad mouth what they see as a problem. You can see the special interests of each party and see who tries to help who"

      For example, what and who is President Trump bad mouthing.

      What is his special interest?

      Who do you think President Trump is trying to help?

      Thanks

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      Angel Guzman 

      4 weeks ago from Joliet, Illinois

      I do have a parole date. How did you know? All politicians bad mouth what they see as a problem. You can see the special interests of each party and see who tries to help who

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      Brad 

      4 weeks ago

      Angel

      Do you have a parole date set in Joliet:)

      What do all politicians do?

      " How disrespectful of you to say human life illegal and because efforts to help are underway to help the democrat party tries to help all."

      B:

      Can you explain your vague and ambiguous statement?

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      Angel Guzman 

      4 weeks ago from Joliet, Illinois

      Trump called the United States stupid alot of times. All politicians do it because their purpose is to help and solve a problem. How disrespectful of you to say human life illegal and because efforts to help are underway to help the democrat party tries to help all.

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      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Brad, well stated!

      Randy, you are probably seeking a dialogue with Brad, but, I'd like to discuss "Dubya". I voted for him twice, my only regret was that he was not conservative enough. He too, was treated unfairly by the media, but he (like his Dad) thought it beneath the office to engage in a back and forth with them.

      He was far from perfect and was probably a lot more 'establishment' than I initially thought him to be, but the alternatives, Al Gore, John Kerry? Good grief. They are Hillary in pants...or better yet, she's them in a pantsuit.

      I've always had a problem with moderates being crammed down our throats and being told that a conservative can't win. Trump may not have run as a conservative, but he is certainly governing conservatively...so finally, not just another politician (D or R) kicking the can down the road. Finally, results.

      As for WMDs, everyone believed they were there.

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      Randy Godwin 

      7 weeks ago from Southern Georgia

      Yeah, Dubya was really good at math....and finding WMDs where there were none. I'll wager you voted for him as well..

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      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      To any and all.

      Why isn't Trump your choice?

      Was anyone happy with 32 years of presidents that were from Yale and other prestigious schools do anything good for the country. Did the Republican Party do anything good for the country?

      Was there a democrat president that did anything good for the country?

      Remember both GW Bush and Obama went to the same Yale, and now they are buds? And I submit that they both failed the country, and the people.

      The answer to these questions should be NO.

      The point is that while these other presidents were eloquent and maybe even soothing, they lied to us, they didn't make good on their promises, and you loved them for failing. Why?

      Those presidents weren't faced with the hate, rage, and other contempt for the president. The democrats doing this is one thing, but when have you ever seen so many RINOS in action against a Republican President?

      Name one of these presidents that have done a better job than Trump. Name one other president that lacked the support of their party as president Trump.

      Which of the 16 presidential candidates that Trump beat would you think would have been a better choice?

      The point is that president Trump is the only president that campaigned and followed through with trying to give the people a changed government that put the people above the party. And that is why the democrats and many of the republicans hate him and work against him.

      But it is disconcerting for me to read these comments where people agree with the democrats over a personality trait. A trait I might add that no other recent president has had and lacking it caused them to fail the people.

      What other president put people over the party? And isn't that the reason for a Democratic Republic.

      Was anyone really happy with the status quo government before Trump, where politicians on both side went from election to the grave without really doing much for the people?

      Politicians should be assessed by performance and transparency and not on whether you like them as a friend. And think of how much more that president Trump could have done with the help of both parties. But even the republican party with Flake, Ryan and others worked against him and against the people. The democrat party has looked and acted like a hangem party since the election. They keep trying to get the people riled up and take their rope and noose and use it.

      We the people had a great chance to take control of the Democratic Republic but we had no help from the democrats and maybe 60% from the republicans. And you people that think president Trump is rude should be a factor for you to appreciate him. That is so sad.

      Once again, who would you have chosen instead of Trump to be president in 2016 or 2020?

      The Trump speeches that he gives as president were I thought to be very kind and presidential. His way of doing things keeps our enemies both foreign and domestic off balance, and that is good.

      With his opponents he takes threats and gestures back to them, and yet you focus on Trump and not them. It is like the democrats having such compassion for Convicted Illegal Alien Felons, instead of their victims.

      As for those people, even the ones that he picked himself that resign and leave this is actually a plus for the people. Those people want to keep the status quo, they want government agencies be independent of control by the president as they have done forever.

      I am disappointed in those people that reluctantly follow Trump, especially with the attitude that well we sort of need him. And I really like his Tweets because it gives him a chance to talk unfiltered by the media. No other recent president has been stalked and treated so badly by the other party, the media and their own party.

      The democrats have no one that should be president, and who would you replace for the republican party in 2020?

      Sorry, but I just don't get it?

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

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      Brad 

      7 weeks ago

      A B

      I think you nailed another one, "Scripts".

    • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      A B Williams 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Good Morning Ken, I know that you are responding to Shannon's concerns, but, for me, Trump's abrasiveness was what turned me off to start with. I was not a Trumpster, as you probably remember from earlier articles and I was having a hard time understanding why so many were. But, you are right, he was/is exactly what's needed at this point in time. I understand that now.

      I don't know if its time, his age, the people he is keeping company with, but I think he is less abrasive than he was. I totally understand the tweeting...otherwise could you imagine what the left (including the biased media) would be getting away with?

      Enough of me, anxious to hear Shannon's response. Have a great day.

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      Ken Burgess 

      7 weeks ago from Florida

      Shannon Henry: "Trust me, it's not just Dems who think he's rude. I'm certainly not a Democrat. He may be doing a lot for this country and I respect him as President. . I'd probably even be thrilled to have a chat or a picture with him as president .but he's not someone I would want to know in person as a colleague or friend. It's not even the tweeting I don't like about him. I couldn't care less that he tweets. He just seems so arrogant to me. He's extremely abrasive, which has a time and place, but not on a public platform from a public office. "

      I can totally relate to all you have typed.

      But he is exactly what was needed, and he is probably the only person who could have weathered the onslaught.

      Consider what he had to endure, from day one there have been people trying to Impeach him, there were false/fabricated Russian Conspiracy theories, there were efforts to cripple his Administration (IE - framing Flynn) even his own party (the RINOs in it who are traitors to the American people and serve corporate and foreign interests) didn't support his efforts to rescind Obamacare or bring more pressure on China, they could barely get a tax reform done, and a compromised one at that.

      When practically the entire media and D.C. machine is trying to chew you up and spit you out, you have to have a self-confidence and ego that is unwavering and I dare say almost delusional, a 'normal' person just could not endure that consistent barrage day in and day out without crumbling under the pressure.

      Attempting to upset the 'establishment'... well the last President that was unwavering in his attempts to do that caught a bullet in Dallas in 1963.

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