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DC hasn’t come to grips
with Trump’s presidency

New York Post, by Michael Goodwin

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/13/2017 4:37:21 AM

From warnings of “fire and fury” to declarations of “locked and loaded,” President Trump is dealing with the North Korean crisis his way. Naturally, heads are exploding all over Washington. You can’t change the way things are done, the chin-strokers and gatekeepers shout hysterically! You have to follow the road most traveled! Nearly seven months into Trump’s term, it’s not just the irredeemable haters who can’t accept the outcome of the election. Even otherwise-sensible people refuse to come to grips with the meaning of Trump’s victory. Voters wanted change, but Washington doesn’t. And that clash of wants defines the endless war over the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thomthomp, 8/13/2017 6:24:04 AM     (No. 11350016)

FTA:"The people wanted change, but Washington doesn´t", sums it up. Legions of politicians, bureaucrats, lobbyists, and grifters have flocked to Washington because that is where the money and power are. Our federal government has become a huge, bloated blood-sucking parasite attached to, but not "of" the people. The solution is to redistribute the wealth and power back to the people. Of course the parasite will resist.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/13/2017 7:55:18 AM     (No. 11350070)

That headline is the understatement of the year.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/13/2017 10:23:45 AM     (No. 11350209)

Goodwin confuses domestic and international issues in his analysis.

The GOPe has given Trump much on the domestic side, such as Neil Gorsuch, various Federal judges, 28 laws, 13 Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions, etc. etc. (www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/25/president-trumps-100-days-historic-accomplishments)

Of course there is opposition - and that opposition is not Democrats...it´s wholly bipartisan. The Uniparty establishment has its act together to protect Obamacare, for example, allowing Republicans to "fume" when three of its caucus defect to protect the good work of Planned Parenthood. (BTW: So, now Obamacare has its Republican endorsement, the "not one Republican vote" albatross being effectively removed from the Democrat necks.

International affairs is another matter. It appears that the White House, State, and the "Deep State" intel agencies are not on the same agenda. Take Korea...(please)...

The US there because of a UN resolution passed 67 years ago to repel North Korean Communist aggression. Today it is a stalemate - both Korea´s UN members, with one "at war" with the organization.

SoKor can militarily handle itself. So, why are 28,000 US troops (and dependents) there? Any number of UN members could provide "tripwire" troops. And if the US is involved again in a Korean shooting war, will our NATO allies come to our aid? Uh, not very likely.

That´s the sort of issue with which DC and the Trump administration have failed to come to grips. This administration should stop posturing and tweeting. If the argument is that missiles which may carry nukes are a threat to world peace and its "health", then intercept any NorK missile under Security Council Resolution 84, which authorized "effective steps to secure peace and security", and serves as our reason for being in Korea. That, or replace American troops there with Norwegians and Ugandans in blue helmets.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Krause, 8/13/2017 11:01:22 AM     (No. 11350252)

As a business owner Trump is used to quick action. He has to realize that politicians are conflicted. Off the bat, the democrats, and some republicans hate him. He treated some in his party pretty badly during the primaries. I know he´s a street fighter but some of those he slurred aren´t crazy about supporting him, especially McCain. Politicians also have to answer to donors, lobbyists and even some from the other party because of previous deals made. To a lot of people he is not likeable because of his brash cockiness.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/13/2017 2:40:59 PM     (No. 11350439)

The people who elected him wanted the change he described. They did not vote for him on charisma, personality, hairstyle, etc.

Those who personally don’t like him, and obstruct what he is trying to do for our country, are fighting all of those millions who voted for him. They are trying to keep change from happening. And many have been bought and paid for by special interest entities who very much want to see no change.

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