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Old 05-11-2018, 10:05 PM  
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Can We All Finally Admit Trump Is A Good President?

Can We All Finally Admit Trump Is A Good President?

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

By MICHAEL J. KNOWLES

May 10, 2018
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The Iran Deal in tatters, three American hostages safely returned from North Korea, which now offers to denuclearize and end the Korean War after 68 years, five top ISIS leaders captured — and that’s just this week. On the domestic front, in just a year-and-a-half, landmark tax reform has made the U.S. more competitive, fewer illegal aliens are entering our country than at any time in the past 17 years, and dozens of federal judges have taken the bench to defend the rule of law and our constitutional system. According to a poll from CNN of all outlets, more Americans today think the country is headed in the right direction than at any time in over a decade.

The Left unsurprisingly remains steadfast in their opposition to President Trump. What’s disappointing is that a handful of “Never Trump” Republicans remain equally unwilling to admit the obvious: Donald Trump is a good president. Indeed, the remaining anti-Trump voices on the Right seem more desperate than ever to take down the president, if only to prove that, actually, they were right all along.

An oft-abused Ralph Waldo Emerson saying comes to mind. Clumsy pedants misquote the transcendental essayist absurdly insisting, “Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” In reality Emerson wrote, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” The distinction is crucial. Logic requires consistency, but logical premises can be proved wrong. The madman who is convinced he's a banana and therefore peels off his own skin follows a consistent logic; the trouble is that his premise isn’t true.

People are stubborn. More precisely, they easily fall prey to commitment bias, whereby individuals become more convinced of their position once they have declared it publicly. The more people defend their opinions, the more difficult those opinions are to dislodge even as evidence mounts to rebut them. Foolish ideologues, presented with evidence that reality contradicts their theories, reject reality for their theories.

Some conservatives and Republicans refused to vote for President Trump in 2016, and they did so for a variety of reasons. Some feared Trump would turn out to be a left-wing wolf in sheep’s clothing. Others insisted that Trump’s rough speech and boorish personal behavior would preclude his governing as a conservative and diminish the United States in the eyes of her citizens and the rest of the world. After 17 months, not only have none of those fears come to pass, but indeed all available evidence points in precisely the opposite direction: excellent governance at home, peace through strength abroad, and a long-absent hopefulness in the hearts of Americans.

Reality has refuted the “Never Trump” premises. That fact ought to be a cause for celebration among all but those who wish our country ill. Nevertheless, some still stubbornly hope President Trump will fail our country so they can avoid the indignity of having been wrong. But changing one’s mind in the light of new evidence is no vice; and consistency in the defense of fantasy is no virtue.

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Old 05-11-2018, 10:46 PM   #2
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:15 PM   #3
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Dude will win in a landslide in 2020 at this rate. Especially after he is vindicated in calling the Mueller investigation a witch hunt.
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:34 PM   #4
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:51 PM   #5
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The first president that I'll be able to call good will be in office when the states are allowed to have gambling as they see fit, prostitution how they'd like to regulate it, and marijuana in the same regard. And the ability to use those funds to subsidize healthcare and education or vocational training to prepare adults for the current economy. I call it the No Matter What West Virginia Will Only Be A Nice Place To Visit Plan. If the last four to occupy the oval office would've been able to accomplish any of this I'd have said that they were better than average at best.

But this is probably way too much to ask for. But I'm probably too hard on the guy just like all of the rest. I think that most of his promises made whilst running for office can't be done. Part of it's time has moved on, part of it's the establishment being in the way, and part of it's how some of these laws are written, and part of it's that both parties are split for the time being
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Old 05-12-2018, 02:36 AM   #7
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Old 05-12-2018, 03:34 AM   #8
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If he would reign in spending and quit screwing around in Syria, I'm ready to have his statue put in my front yard and barricade the road in front of the house to force all traffic to stop and pay homage to his image!!

Well, maybe not that far, but you get the point
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Old 05-12-2018, 05:37 AM   #9
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I think he is accomplishing a lot. I wish he were better at being President. His greatest flaw is an inability and what appears to be a lack of interest in healing the dives we have in our people.

But, not all on him, its obvious that nothing he could do would bring the hate filled democrat party to become a constructive partner in the healing that we so badly need.

I actually believe we have arrived at a new normal where the left accomplishes nothing in their dedication to being the obstructionist party made up odd multiple odd unhappy, hateful people who define themselves in small minority groups.

History will see Trump as a very successful President but not as a man who will ever be seen as a popular man.
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Yes I know you me and Pat all miss him, he was very...interesting.
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