Pride, Prejudice & The Drug
It's been four years since Donald J. Trump announced his bid to become the 45th. Guided meticulously by the DNC, the entire liberal media machine (owned by five out of six media moguls), relentlessly trashed the man in pursuit of ratings. The ratings didn't materialize, but generous promises of schadenfreude to the gullible unthinking public over the course of the last four years surely warrants some reminiscing.
Donald J. Trump was guaranteed to:
* Bury himself in the 2016 GOP debates
* Poll no better than the lowest GOP candidate
* Never be chosen as the GOP Candidate for President
* Never get Americans behind him
* Never win the 2016 Presidential Election
* Sink the DOW after the election
* Crash the economy after the election
* Destroy NATO
* Be brought down by stripper Stormy Daniels
* Be toppled by lawyer Michael Avenatti
* Be destroyed by his tax returns
* Be decimated by his tweets
* Be deposed by Michael Cohen
* Be marred by John Bolton
* Be a Russian spy
* Be Hitler
* Be a racist who hates Hispanics
* Be a misogynist who hates women
* Be a homophobe who hates LGBTQ
* Be an anti-Semite who hates Israel and Jews
* Be obliterated by the Mueller Report, criminally charged and thrown in jail
* Be charged with quid pro quo, bribery and extortion in the Ukraine Impeachment debacle
* Have his approval ratings tank
* Cause a recession in 2019
* Cause WW3 with North Korea
* Cause WW3 with China
* Cause WW3 with Iran
* Cause WW3 in the Middle East for moving American Embassy to Jerusalem, capital of Israel
* Cause WW3 by recognizing The Golan as sovereign to Israel
* Cause WW3 by recognizing Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria as legitimate under international law
* Cause WW3 with Russia and Syria by striking Assad's chemical weapons facilities.
* Cause meteoric rise of Russian military supremacy in the Middle East by reducing American troops in Syria
* Never make it into his 2nd term as President
All this was music to the haters' ears who can't forgive the President for his win, for his hair, for his tweets, for his off-the-cuff speeches, for his beautiful brainy wife & most accomplished children, for his unseating of Hillary, for his exposé of the corrupt elitist Washington establishment, for his loyal following by the deplorables, for his political savvy, for his disdain for the media, for his stratospheric success, for his red hat, and most certainly, for his love of Israel.
As each of the aforementioned promises of Trump's destruction (cooked by the Democrats and their media) self-imploded, the Trump-hate public salivated for more; the dirtier, the uglier, the more apocalyptic - the better. Like Pavlov's dog, they panted for the next salacious and malicious dib of their favorite drug, no matter how deceptive or brainwashing. And the dismal track record of one-after-next failed guarantees of Trump's imminent demise never mattered. Addiction is never rational.
So, while CNN, MSNBC, New York Times and the rest of the drug dealers groomed the addict viewers/readers to hold their breath waiting for the sky to fall on Donald J. Trump, the man was packing stadiums at his rallies where tens of thousands of people queued outside unable to get in. And he also just happened to have done all this:
* Became the 45th President in electoral landslide. Gifted his entire salary to Veterans Affairs.
* Caused the U.S. to become the number one energy producer in the world.
* Caused unimagined record-breaking DOW, NASDAQ and S&P levels.
* Created just under 4 million jobs since election.
* Set a record 50-year lowest unemployment rate for women, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.
* Caused more Americans to be employed than at any time in history.
* Created more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since election.
* Brought median household income to highest level ever recorded.
* Brought African-American unemployment rate to lowest ever recorded.
* Brought Hispanic-American unemployment rate to lowest ever recorded.
* Brought Asian-American unemployment rate to lowest ever recorded.
* Brought women's unemployment rate to lowest in 65 years.
* Brought youth unemployment rate to lowest in 50 years.
* Brought Americans-without-high-school-diploma unemployment rate to lowest ever recorded.
* Brought veterans' unemployment rate to lowest in nearly 20 years.
* Installed first ever openly gay Ambassador, Richard Grenell, to Germany. Designed a push to decriminalize homosexuality in 71 countries.
* Lifted 3.9 million Americans off food stamps since the election
* Decimated ISIS and killed leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
* Caused The Pledge to America's Workers to result in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans.
* Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. The after tax cuts caused $300 Billion to be poured back into the U.S. economy in the first quarter alone.
* Caused small businesses to have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
* Withdrew from the Iran Deal.
* Installed Nikki Haley as an ardent advocate for Israel at the UN, in her capacity of US Ambassador.
* Moved US Embassy to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as Capital of Israel.
* Defunded Abbas.
* Recognized The Golan as sovereign under Israel.
* Recognized Israeli settlement in Judea and Samaria as legitimate under international law.
* Inspired Israel to name a city after him.
* Eliminated NAFTA, signed the job creating, historic USMCA with Canada and Mexico.
* Opened ANWR and approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
* Delayed or eliminated a record 1500 business-killing regulations.
* Eliminated the Obamacare individual mandate penalty.
* Caused FDA to approve more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history, with drug companies freezing or reversing price increases.
* Caused Medicare to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors for their drugs.
* Signed Right-To-Try legislation.
* Secured $6 billion in funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
* Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
* Increased coal exports by 60 percent.
* Caused U.S. oil production to reach an all-time high.
* Caused the U.S. to be a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
* Withdrew the U.S. from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.
* Secured record $700 billion in military funding.
* Negotiated for NATO allies to spend $69 billion more on defense since 2016.
* Created Space Force within the Air Force of the US Armed Forces
* Confirmed more circuit court judges than any other new administration.
* Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
* Protected American lives by executing the Travel Ban (upheld by the Supreme Court).
* Increased exports to the EU and increased overall net exports by approximately $59 billion.
* Signed stage one of a historic trade deal with China, addressing tariffs, technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and chronically abusive trade practices.
* Improved vetting and screening for refugees, and switched focus to overseas resettlement.
* Commenced the building of the wall on the southern border.
* Caused a massive decrease (60%) in border crossings due to a negotiated commitment to patrol by Mexico.
* Signed the first-in-history executive order to combat antisemitism on American campuses and defund colleges who fail to protect Jewish students from the same.
* Caused a significant decrease in North Korean missile testing.
* Returned significant American troops home from Syria, while stopping Syrian use of chemical warfare against its own citizens.
* Imposed higher economic sanctions on Russia.
* Released record $400M military aid to Ukraine in the form of sniper rifles, rocket launchers and Javelin anti-tank missiles.
* Stormy? Stormy, who?
* Avenatti? Avenatti, who?
* Michael Cohen, Michael Cohen, who?
* Robert Mueller, Robert Mueller, who?
* Tax returns? What tax returns?
* WW3? What WW3?
* Impeachment? Let's have it on steroids to ensure the re-election of one of the greatest leaders in U.S.history.
What's stunning is not that this Hitler / WW3 Warmonger / Notorious Racist / Above-the-law imposter accomplished all of the above. The deplorables always knew he would because we played with the full deck and connected all the dots about this leader early on. What's remarkable is that he accomplished all this while being viciously hunted and libeled by the unhinged do-nothing Democrats and their Trump-hate media agents 24/7.
What remains a mystery for all time, is why any person who has been promised so much smut, failure, destruction, world apocalypse, fed so many lies every day for four years . . . continues to follow liberal media's mantra on Trump. And continuous to hope against hope for Trump's demise.
Why? Because clinical hatred of the man, birthed by Obama, fostered and financed by the Democratic Party, aided by Hollywood, bullhorned by media and taught by Academia - is a free and abundant drug. Once hooked, there is no rehab. The drug is handed out in inordinate quantities on every street corner to anyone with their hand out. It's a Jim Jones cult.
And in this reality-suspending cult accomplishment matters none. The health of a country matters none. Economic indicators matter none. The well-being of citizens matters none. Security and protection of country matters none. Constitutional laws matter none. Successful policies matter none. Truth and facts matter less than none. And every achievement only exacerbates TDS.
What matters is the continued receipt of the drug in the form of "Trump's downfall" diatribe and all congenital lies that serve it on a silver platter. The more he achieves, the more vitriol and deceit they crave.
The withdrawal symptoms from the 2016 elections are ugly: Antifa, Russian Collusion delusion and the Impeachment circus. But at the core of their mental illness is Trump's unforgivable act of making them categorically, vividly and embarrassingly wrong. Wrong about everything in the last four years. He jabs their pride, elucidates their prejudice and evokes the mumbling of the notorious "Unpresidential..! " gibberish, as the only defense to their concerted obtuseness.
And no one in this pathetic theatre of liberal media, DNC and their hate-addicted voters will ever offer a scintilla of contrition or admission of being wrong. Doubling down will be their only policy to the end of 2024.
Valerie SobelDecember 19, 2019