The Democrat Party and the mainstream media (I know, redundant), stricken with a malignant, stage-four case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, continues their unhinged crusade to overturn the legitimate election of Donald Trump.
In order to succeed, they need you to focus on their latest loopy, hair-on-fire charges. As Democrat Congressman Al Green put it, “I’m afraid if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.” And that, ladies and gentlemen, tells you all you need to know about the (in)validity of this multi-chapter witch hunt. Don’t fall into the liberal decision cycle. Instead, let’s take a couple of minutes to focus on some of the Morning in America that’s going down, courtesy of POTUS 45.
— Economy is the hottest on the planet. This Administration’s pro-business, pro-consumer focus on deregulation, combined with cutting marginal and corporate tax rates unleashed our economy. Unemployment is a minuscule 3.7%. African-American and Hispanic unemployment numbers are the lowest in American history. Wages are rising across the board.
Then there’s the Rust Belt. Remember when Obama, in response to then-candidate Trump’s promise to bring back manufacturing jobs, disdainfully snickered what “magic wand” Trump had, because, according to the Community Organizer-in-Chief, manufacturing jobs “are just not going to come back.” Oh yeah? Hold my beer: according to Forbes, in Trump’s first 26 months, manufacturers added a stunning 479,000 jobs, a 399% increase over Obama’s tenure. That’s one helluva magic wand. Turning to the oil and gas patch, for the first time since 1953, the United States is on track to become a net exporter of energy next year. That’s a win-win for both our economy and national security.
— National Security has rebounded. After eight years under Obama, military readiness was severely depleted. Deliberate funding cuts combined with high operations tempo left combat equipment in bad need of repairs and upgrades. Multiple services were forced to ground critical combat assets. Enforced political correctness and overly stringent Rules of Engagement (ROE) in combat zones resulted in low servicemember morale. Sensing weakness, bad actors like Russia, Iran, and North Korea stepped up operations and expanded their strategic influence. Islamic terrorists founded ISIS in the vacuum created when Obama abruptly and naively pulled out of Iraq.
By contrast, CINC Donald Trump has energetically funded the Department of Defense. Combat units have clear missions and the assets to accomplish them. ROE have been adjusted. ISIS is decimated. Trump pulled out of Obama’s dangerously one-sided nuclear deal with Iran, the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism, and re-introduced crippling economic sanctions on the death-to-America Mullahs.
The Administration is ramping up a new United States Space Force. Russia and China have already begun to weaponize space, including anti-satellite weapons that could undermine U.S. military capabilities. Standing up a dedicated space force is a wise, far-reaching decision that will help ensure that America maintains strategic military superiority throughout the 21st century and beyond.
The wall is being built along our southern border, which will enhance national security at home.
American troops appreciate having a pro-America, pro-military president. Morale has rebounded. Servicemembers overwhelmingly voted for Trump in 2016, and will do so again in 2020.
— Trump’s pro-America speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Recently President Trump ventured into the Globalist maw that is the United Nations and delivered a robust, unapologetic, pro-American message. The UN is rife with anti-American sentiment, but make no mistake, the haters there covet the peace, prosperity, and power that America has. Here’s Trump: “If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation.” And then to put a bow on it, Trump blew off the UN’s sky-is-falling climate change meeting, opting instead to host his own session promoting religious liberty abroad. Sorry, Greta.
The media drumbeat of how unpopular America is because of Trump is as overblown as it is irrelevant. Some may not like us, but rest assured that global leaders respect us again. And they also know that America is now open for business.
It’s not all rosy. Iran is being backed into a sanctions-driven corner. While it would be a grave mistake, they could lash out. The jury remains out on North Korea, but Trump has reduced the potential for conflict with them. Here at home the national debt continues to skyrocket. Those are actual problems; the latest Democrat impeachment sham is not. Democrats have been yowling “Impeachment!” since Trump was inaugurated. Until Democrats decide they love this country more than they hate Trump, it’s not going to stop. But don’t buy into it. Because the reality is that outside of D.C., the state of our union is pretty good. Great, in fact.
Patrick Murray (colonel, U.S. Army, retired) was part of a military-diplomatic exchange program between the Pentagon and Department of State, where he served in the Bureau of Political Military Affairs in Washington, D.C. In 2005, Murray became the U.S. representative to the Military Staff Committee at the United Nations in New York under Ambassador John Bolton. After retiring from the Army in 2009, Patrick became the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress in Northern Virginia. He is the author of "Government is the Problem." For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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