You May Not Like Trump, but Don’t Say He Isn’t Effective

By Michele Hickford, 10-15-2016 at Allen West:

Trump glaring out at crowd

Every once in awhile you come across something so perfectly on point that it must be shared, and you wonder why our own pundits and our own party leaders are incapable of summing this up. (Well, we know the answer, but we won’t get into that now).

This exposé of Donald Trump was posted on Facebook by Be Forbes and in my humble opinion, it’s spot on. Give it a read and see if you agree.

Last night a friend claimed that Donald Trump wouldn’t make a good president; he is brash, he is racist, he is a loudmouth; you know the normal things people learn to recite after being programmed by television news. The one I loved was that, “Trump is arrogant.” My friend questioned if one man could make “that much difference in the world today.” To my friend’s credit, she was respectful enough to let me respond when she asked, “Really, what has Trump done?”

 I said, “In June of last year, Trump entered the race for president. In just a little over a year, Trump has single handedly defeated the Republican party. He did so thoroughly. In fact, he did so in such a resounding way that the Republican Party now suffers from an identity crisis. He literally dismantled the party. Trump even dismantled and dismissed the brand and value of the Bush family.

Trump has Obama petrified that Trump will dismiss programs that weren’t properly installed using proper law.

Trump has single handedly debunked and disemboweled any value of news media as we knew it—news now suffering from an all-time level of distrust and disrespect.

Trump has leaders from all over the world talking about him, whether good or bad. Trust me, powerful men who have been president before weren’t liked by the global community. I doubt Mikhail Gorbachev liked Reagan when Reagan said, “Tear down that wall.”

Hillarys only accomplishmentTrump has expressly disclosed the fraud perpetrated on the American public by Hillary Clinton. He has, quite literally, brought Hillary to her knees—if you believe that nervous tension and disorders offer physical side effects and damage.

Trump has unified the silent majority in a way that should be patently frightening to “liberals.”

As the press accuses Trump of being a house of cards, Trump has proven the press is the real house of cards. He has whipped up the entire establishment into pure panic. Trump has exposed them for who they are and worse, what they are. George Clooney was right when he said Trump draws live news coverage of his podium that he’s not yet approached. Thanks, George, you were perfectly correct.

What we see as headline news today are actually the last bubbles from the ship that is now sunk—meaning the standard news media, as a propaganda machine, has been exposed. They have no more value.

In the same way Trump asked the African-American community this question, I asked my friend, ”At this point, what do you have to lose?” We have mass cop shootings, riots in our streets, ambushed cops, double digit inflation, bombs blowing up in our cities, targeted police, #BLM, a skyrocketing jobless rate, no economic growth, privately owned land being seized by the federal government, the worst racial tension in my lifetime, no God in schools, more abortions than ever, illegal aliens pouring into our country, sick veterans receiving no care, and a debt that doubled in seven years to $19 trillion. Are you really happy with the condition of the current system?

That Megan Kelly, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, Rachel Maddow, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, Raleigh’s News and Observer, the AP, Don Lemon, Jake Tapper, and many more, failed to implement their collectively orchestrated lie on the American people against Trump, is actually a massive testament to Trump. The press colluded pure propaganda to accomplish his demise … and they have collectively failed and miserably.

One man has done all of this in one year—one guy, and on his own dime. And with everything I’ve written above, you believe Trump hasn’t done anything? You claim that you are afraid of Donald Trump? No wonder we’re in trouble. You can say that Trump is a lousy presidential candidate. That’s your right. Just don’t ever say he’s not effective.

Here’s just one example of how badly America is injured right now. There are high school football players on their knees during the national anthem simply because the press used as propaganda to program those kids to do that very thing. But, these kids are mimicking NFL stars the same way the same kids choose which brand of football shoe to purchase—they’re overtly brain-washed to do that very thing.Now, we have a generation of children who hate America.

America’s problem isn’t that little children are on their knee in collective disrespect of America. Our problem is that America is on her knee from collective disrespect by Americans.

You can disrespect America all you want. But, it’s high-time you respect the silent majority. Because they’re not simply the “silent majority” as you’ve been trained to believe when Hillary calls them “deplorables.” The fact is, they are simply the majority. And now they’re no longer silent. Donald Trump changed all of that, single-handedly and within one year.”


voting-for-trump-defending-from-hillaryI wouldn’t be quite so effusive about Trump, but you have to give the guy credit – he has sparked several fires and said things that you’d never hear from the politicians. Above all else, he’s gotten America’s attention, as well as that of both parties and foreign leaders.

One thing I see that the author, Forbes, missed on was in saying that Trump did all that on his own dime. Correction – he started out doing things on his own dime, but donations started pouring in soon after and now the requests for more fill our email inboxes and flood social media.

One of Trumps best accomplishments has been in discrediting the lefty media, and on occasion, some in the conservative media as well. Not that they’ll change their ways of reporting, but that needed to happen. Too many people believe the garbage they pump out without ever questioning their accuracy.

You can imagine just how in-the-dark we’d be if all we had to rely on was the big three networks like we did back in the stone age when I was a kid. Social media has changed all that, and although much of it has to be filtered, it’s still the freest and one of the fastest ways to learn some truths in real time.


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10 replies

  1. Some good comments here and I won’t reiterate what’s already been said. Any even casual reader of PT knows how much I dislike Donald Trump. I believe that he is unsuited for the presidency and given some viable alternative, I’d love to vote against him – but Hillary isn’t a viable alternative, so I have no choice but to vote for him. He has contributed some positives to this election, among them are cutting through the PC positions taken by the media, practically destroying the establishment control of the Republican Party, and raising several issues of importance like immigration and job creation. But he’s also practically self-destructed and because he can’t keep his egotism in check and can’t keep his big mouth from helping Hillary. He’s still a clown and sometimes I wonder if he really wants to win, but regardless when all is said and done, Hillary is unthinkable.

    So I’ll probably retch, upchuck, and vomit while doing so, but I will still vote against Hillary.


  2. I guess we all have our different definitions of what makes a person “effective.” Barack Obama has been quite effective, but I would hardly sing his praises, so with that in mind I don’t share Michele Hickford’s glowing appraisal of the FB post on Trump, and I disagree with her assessment that it’s spot-on.

    Everyone is so impressed with Donald Trump for defeating the GOP establishment – the Bush family backers, if you will. But let’s go back and try and remember what was wrong with those folks. They were centrist RINOs who wanted to “reach across the aisle” and “work with Democrats” to “get things done.” They wouldn’t fight back against socialist programs and the invasion of illegal aliens. Donald Trump, or his supporters I should say, neutralized the GOP leadership but what did they give us instead? We now have an unprincipled, quasi-liberal, jackass as the presumptive head of our “party,” which now barely exists and has a reduced chance of defeating HRC and the Democrats. Oh yes, and we could lose the senate to boot. Anyone who’s still impressed at this point strikes me as someone trying to save face for helping to usher in this disaster.

    The whole point of wanting to overthrow the GOP “establishment,” we were told over the years, was to install CONSERVATIVE leadership and restore the Constitution. We had a pretty good shot at doing that with Ted Cruz, but instead we’re patting Donald Trump on the back for taking Cruz out and depriving us of that chance. Hooray. And again, I mustn’t forget to give Trump supporters their due. He could never have done it without them.

    “…[Trump] is brash, he is racist, he is a loudmouth; …Trump is arrogant.”

    Trump defenders will always readily concede the faults that are the easiest to get over. Funny how “Trump is not a conservative,” “Trump has no principles,” “Trump lies a lot,” and “Trump is for big government,” never comes up. Those are a bit harder to brush away.

    >>”Donald Trump changed all of that, single-handedly and within one year.”

    Yep, he changed things alright. But he didn’t do it singe-handedly, and that’s something we should not soon forget.

    I’m guessing I’ll be admonished by those who say it’s water under the bridge, CW. Move on. My answer to that is that I will move on when Trump supporters stop trying to whitewash what’s happened and acknowledge the truth. Until then I’m not playing along.


    • No admonishment from me, CW, because you’re spot on, I’m sad to say. Trump is all those things and it does reduce our chances to win. The GOP and RNC brought this on themselves and on us, with the help of the Trumpbots. When they saw that Jeb wasn’t the people’s choice, they should have immediately changed their strategy, but they didn’t. While they were floundering, the bots grew in numbers and voice.

      But. Things being what they are, we are stuck with their choice, so if we can find any good in him, I’ll take whatever morsels there are. One of those is his shakeup of the media – nobody but Trump would have pointed out the bias like he has. The GOP needed shaking up too, and like you, I’d rather have seen it done by a conservative, but it will be interesting to see what happens should he win. And considering the alternative, I pray he does.


    • Well, I pretty much agree with y’all. I was a Cruz guy right from the jump, and still think he’d have not only made a great candidate, but would have won handily against the Hildebeest.

      There is no upside to this election, and hasn’t been since Trump won the nom. That’s just unavoidable fact. As I wrote earlier, the only possible benefit I see long-term, assuming Trump loses, is that the PSP MIGHT go through a period of self-examination as to why they ended up in this pickle, and try to solve their problems.


      • I was in agreement with you Brian, until you got to that part about the PSP and self-examination. I don’t think those guys have it in them to do introspection. They don’t see themselves as the problem – we’re the problem because we won’t cooperate with their plans. They don’t look at things from the perspective of what the people want or what’s best for the country. If that had been the case, they would have gotten behind Cruz instead of lil Jebbie.


  3. As to the headline, I really doubt if there are many people at all who actually LIKE Trump. To me, he’s still Hairboy, though I don’t use the term anymore since I’m officially endorsing his candidacy (as reluctantly as possible).

    I think one other thing he needs real credit for is shaking up the damned PSP as much as he has. Win or lose, I think he’s made it pretty clear that the old way of doing business — making campaign promises that they never have any intention of actually keeping — isn’t going to fly anymore.

    They actually had a very clear warning: the Tea Party. They chose to ignore it, and Trump is the direct result. The Tea Party kind of faded away, but Trump’s impact has been far more severe, and I don’t think it’s going to also simply fade away. His candidacy has been a game-changer, at least for the Right.

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    • BrianR I reluctantly endorse everything you just said except for the part about reluctantly endorsing Trump which by now it’s obvious I don’t. I still plan to vote down-ticket for the Republicans and libertarians on the ballot in my state.


      • Duly noted, Aftershock. I think at this point we all understand your position crystal clear, so here’s a tidbit for you. It’s true you have the right to free speech, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should continue to exercise it.

        I hope I’m also crystal clear.


    • Same here on the shaking up the PSP – they’ve needed that for quite a while now and who better than Trump to speak his mind. Be it from the Tea Party or Trump, they just never seem to get the message, and that is we don’t like the way you’re running things and you haven’t represented us in a very long time.

      He was a joke when he first jumped in the race and my absolute last choice for the nominee, but I’ll give him credit for stripping away a few layers of the BS. It’s doubtful any of the other candidates would have had the nerve to do that.

      It will be interesting to see how the RNC and the GOP handle this going forward, and even more interesting should he win.


      • Yep. I have to say, I’d hate to be a PSP functionary after this election, whichever way it goes. The old paradigm is definitely broken, and frankly I see a lot of upside to that. It sure as hell hasn’t been working for the last few decades.


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