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Charles Krauthammer: Interesting take on President Trump

To my friends "of a different persuasion" I'm not trying to sell anything or anyone but I do feel this is an interesting take on our very controversial president who I truly believe is not Republican or Democrat.

A TAKE ON DONALD TRUMP

A different take on Donald Trump: (a non-political agenda)

Trump Is Not A Liberal or Conservative, He's a "Pragmatist."

(Definition: A pragmatist is someone who is practical and focused on reaching a goal. A pragmatist usually has a straightforward, matter-of-fact approach and doesn't let emotion distract him or her.)

"We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner with friends at the home of other friends. The dinner conversation varied from discussions about antique glass and china to theology and politics.

At one point, reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative, to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative.

I said that I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a conservative. I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He doesn't see the problem as liberal or conservative, he sees it only as a problem. That is a quality that should be admired and applauded, not condemned. But I get ahead of myself.

Viewing problems from a Liberal perspective has resulted in the creation of more problems, more entitlement programs, more victims, more government, more political correctness, and more attacks on the working class in all economic strata.

Viewing things according to the so-called Republican conservative perspective has brought continued spending and globalism to the detriment of American interests and well being, denial of what the real problems are, weak, ineffective, milquetoast, leadership that amounts to Barney Fife Deputy Sheriff, appeasement oriented and afraid of its own shadow. In brief, it has brought liberal ideology with a pachyderm as a mascot juxtaposed to the ass of the Democrat Party.

Immigration isn't a Republican problem, it isn't a Liberal problem, it is a problem that threatens the very fabric and infrastructure of America. It demands a pragmatic approach not an approach that is intended to appease one group or another.

The impending collapse of the economy wasn't a Liberal or Conservative problem, it is an American problem. That said, until it is viewed as a problem that demands a common sense approach to resolution, it will never be fixed because the Democrats and Republicans know only one way to fix things and the longevity of their impracticality has proven to have no lasting effect.

Successful businessmen like Donald Trump find ways to make things work, they do not promise to accommodate.

Trump uniquely understands that China's manipulation of currency is not a Republican problem or a Democrat problem. It is a problem that threatens our financial stability and he understands the proper balance needed to fix it.

Here again, successful businessmen like Trump who have weathered the changing tides of economic reality understand what is necessary to make business work, and they, unlike both sides of the political aisle, know that if something doesn't work, you don't continue trying to make it work hoping that at some point it will.

As a pragmatist, Donald Trump hasn't made wild pie-in-the-sky promises of a cell phone in every pocket, free college tuition, and a $15 hour minimum wage for working the drive-through at Carl's Hamburgers.

I argue that America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see a problem and find ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and compound it by creating more problems.

You may not like Donald Trump, but I suspect that the reason some people do not like him is because:
(1) he is antithetical to the "good old boy" method of brokering backroom deals that fatten the coffers of politicians;(2) they are unaccustomed to hearing a president speak who is unencumbered by the financial shackles of those who he owes vis-a-vis donations;
(3) he is someone who is free of idiomatic political ideology;
(4) he says what he is thinking, is unapologetic for his outspoken thoughts, speaks very straightforward using everyday language that can be understood by all (and is offensive to some who dislike him anyway) making him a great communicator, for the most part, does what he says he will do and;
(5) he is someone who understands that it takes more than hollow promises and political correctness to make America great again.

Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talk about fixing America is like listening to two lunatics trying to "out crazy" one another. Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Marco Rubio are owned lock, stock, and barrel by the bankers, corporations, and big dollar donors funding their campaigns. Bush can deny it, but common sense tells anyone willing to face facts is that people don't give tens of millions without expecting something in return

We have had Democrats and Republican ideologues and what has it brought us? Are we better off today or worse off? Has it happened overnight or has it been a steady decline brought on by both parties?

I submit that a pragmatist is just what America needs right now. People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance, but that is common among those who have never accomplished anything in their lives (or politicians who never really solved a problem, because it's better to still have an "issue(s) to be solved," so re-elect me to solve it, (which never happens) and those who have always played it safe (again, all politicians) not willing to risk failure, to try and achieve success).

Donald Trump put his total financial empire at risk in running for president and certainly did not need or possibly even want the job; that says it all. He wants success for the U.S. and her citizens because he loves his country!
 

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I only hope trump doesn't become indoctrinated and consumed over time by the swamp. There were some issues with his speech during the mich. rally the other night i didn't like hearing.
 

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Charles Krathammer wrote an op-ed which argues that U.S. President Donald Trump is not a Republican or a Democrat, but a pragmatist.

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Charles Krauthammer is a well-known, venerable political commentator who has been around — and respected — for decades, which is probably why his byline is occasionally affixed to articles he did not author.

In February 2018, an op-ed ostensibly written by Krauthammer which argued that Trump was neither a Republican or a Democrat, but a pragmatist, started getting passed around via e-mail and social media. These messages frequently started with a sentence assigning authorship to Krauthammer, a definition of the word “pragmatist,” and a brief message to friends of a “different persuasion”:

Charles Krauthammer interesting take on Mr. Trump

To my friends “of a different persuasion” I’m not trying to sell anything or anyone but I do feel this is an interesting take on our very controversial president who I truly believe is not Republican or Democrat.

A TAKE ON DONALD TRUMP

A different take on Donald Trump: (a non-political agenda)

Trump Is Not A Liberal or Conservative, He’s a “Pragmatist.”

(Definition: A pragmatist is someone who is practical and focused on reaching a goal. A pragmatist usually has a straightforward, matter-of-fact approach and doesn’t let emotion distract him or her.)

Although this text assigned authorship to Krauthammer, the introductory passage was simply pasted atop of an essay that was penned by Mychal Massie and published to his web site in January 2016. The remaining text of the chain e-mail (save for the concluding paragraph) is a nearly verbatim reproduction of Massie’s essay:

We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner with friends at the home of other friends. The dinner conversation was jocund, ranging from discussions about antique glass and china to theology and politics. At one point reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative.

I said that I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a conservative.[highlight] I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He doesn’t see the problem as liberal or conservative, he sees it only as a problem. That is a quality that should be admired and applauded, not condemned. But I get ahead of myself.

The essay was published in January 2016, long before Krauthammer’s name was attached to it.

This is not the first time the pundit’s name has been attached to a piece of writing in an apparent attempt to lend it political weight. In October 2017, an article about former president Barack Obama creating a “shadow government” was also misattributed to Krauthammer.

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Published:20 March 2018
 

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The swamp can be a very addicted place to get comfortable with.
One of my areas at work has always been a huge swamp of it's own. A buddy and myself took over that arena about 3 years ago,and emptied it of all the swampiness . It was a very hard fought series of battles with attacks from all angles. We figured once we cleaned it up it would be smooth sailing ...... not so the swampers are always trying to dirty it up again and one must be very situationally and personally aware to not slip into it by mistake or on purpose. :bc2:
 

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Totally laughable IMO.

These people are doing what their constituents want or they won't be re-elected. And, that's the real problem.

Let's just limit the job lengths of auto mechanics also. Don't want then getting too knowledgeable.
They'll start selling us parts that the lobbyists bribe them to push.

In fact, the better they are at what they do, the better we all are.

The real problem is the "caliber" of the individual.
There needs to be a test of all voters and their selected representatives before being allowed to vote/run for office.

Honesty, Integrity, Truthfulness, Dedication to doing the right thing should be at the top of the list.

Golly gee, that's too easy.:whistle:
 

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Totally laughable IMO.

These people are doing what their constituents want or they won't be re-elected. And, that's the real problem.

Let's just limit the job lengths of auto mechanics also. Don't want then getting too knowledgeable.
They'll start selling us parts that the lobbyists bribe them to push.

In fact, the better they are at what they do, the better we all are.

The real problem is the "caliber" of the individual.
There needs to be a test of all voters and their selected representatives before being allowed to vote/run for office.

Honesty, Integrity, Truthfulness, Dedication to doing the right thing should be at the top of the list.

Golly gee, that's too easy.:whistle:
I'll agree with the honesty through dedication part, but you leave these politicians in there too long, they get very comfortable with their job, therefore the swamp. Its our inapt voters, imo as long as you keep giving or promising them free stuff, they keep voting these same politicians in office. :wall: I believe there are many good smart folks out there that would run and do a great job if elected, but who wants to get their character assassinated by dirty campaigns run like whats happening now.
 

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Yup, I like the term limits (sorry patriotic - that's my opinion :) ) and also what he proposed about anyone that works for the Fed cannot go into lobbying for seven years. :)

Do people realize that people in office make decisions for lobbying groups they are going to represent when they get out of office ?

Believe it !

They work out confidential deals for salaries and bonuses for a job they will get when out of office, so therefore they of course do things, make decisions for, promote for, and vote for things that will help out their future employer and etc.

Fleecing of America these got damn muthafuckers.

Sell outs !
 

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There are plenty of congressmen and congresswomen we can use as examples who have held their seats way too long. It seems to me after they have been in politics and held a seat too long they become disconnected from reality and forget why they were elected in and get stuck in the swamp bought and owned. Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters are a couple come to mind as good examples.... IMO term limits would be a good thing!
 
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