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Trump Has All the Right Enemies
Real Clear Politics, by Scott Jennings

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Posted By:garnet, 4/19/2017 7:56:56 AM

With President Trump’s 100th day in office coming at the end of the month, media have already begun the timeless—and meaningless—process of dissecting how he is doing. One hundred is an arbitrary deadline, born of our society’s enduring fascination with round numbers. Nonetheless, we persist in asking presidential candidates what their first 100 days would be like and then judging the winner at the same mark. Our system of government gives the president enormous power to make things happen in his first 100 days (or in any 100-day period, for that matter). However, the chief executive’s ability to move swiftly runs smack

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jenny 76, 4/19/2017 8:29:06 AM     (No. 11226438)

Go, Trump! We love you and appruve your deals.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: belwhatter, 4/19/2017 11:00:53 AM     (No. 11226622)

Congress in its present incarnation is the millstone around the nation´s neck.With a very few exceptions this Congress is proving to be a misalliance between us and our so called elected representatives. We the people have to come up with something better, starting with term limits so that collective corruption no longer masquerades as collective wisdom.

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