The unproven calumnies aimed at Donald Trump’s head are a reminder that, when governments, corporations or mobs deal in false accusations, justice is dead.
Within the past few days, Bob Woodward dropped a book claiming to have first, or second, or third hand information from anonymous people who are, like, totally in the know, and thereby backing up Omarosa’s claim that Donald Trump is a crazy meanie. With perfect timing, an anonymous, but nevertheless really important person, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which s/he announced that Trump is a crazy meanie, so that the person has been forced to mount a seditious movement . . . er, sorry, a Deep State movement . . . er, sorry, a resistance . . . er, sorry, a “steady state” movement (yes, really — “steady state”) to undermine the will of those American people who just happened to elect Donald Trump.
From the moment Trump got the Republican nomination, and with increasing hysteria and ferocity after he won, he’s been called a traitor, a Hitler, an idiot, a drooling idiot, a madman, a sex-crazed madman, a Nazi, a fascist, a criminal — and those are the nice things that we’re hearing about him. Oh, and again, these accusations come with striking regularity from anonymous sources.
I don’t see any of those things when I look at Trump. Instead, I see someone like my dear departed client. My friend was brilliant, chaotic, irascible, and one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen, a man to whom vacations were anathema.
My friend also hated yes-men. Instead, he forced people, often rudely or brutally, to challenge his ideas. Sometimes he went his own way, but just as often he listened to other people’s positions and acted upon them. He was a difficult man to work for, but a strong and loyal friend. More than that, he sharpened my brain and elicited from me the best thinking I could offer anyone as a legal adviser. I was my best, smartest self when I worked for him. You can imagine how I miss him.
Trump is even more brilliant than my friend, and more persuasive and manipulative. I actually think he has as good a chance as any man on earth to bring the Deep State down rather than to be done-in by that same Deep State. Moreover, even as the media, Hollywood, and the Democrat Party (all heads of the same Leftist hydra) hurl non-stop, bizarre, anonymous, unfounded accusations at Trump, the American people are may possibly notice something interesting about this brilliant, difficult man: No matter the chaos leading to them (a stimulating, abrasive process), his actions are rational and, even better, really effective.
Leftists naturally insist that it was just another Obama miracle that, the very moment Trump stepped into office, all of Obama’s policies, which hitherto had failed, suddenly blossomed into effectiveness. Sane people, though, know there is no such magical coincidence.
Instead, Kurt Schlicter’s normals (that would be you and me) think that Trump’s policies are responsible for the bursting economy (which especially benefits minorities); the low jobless rate (especially benefiting minorities); the “tariff war” that resulted in Europe, China, and Mexico making huge concessions; the military demise of ISIS; the economic collapse in Iran; the long-awaited dismissal of Palestinian grievances and the end of subsidies for terror; the reinstatement of civil rights for college men; and North Korea’s willingness to engage with South Korea and give up its nukes. [Read more…]