Wile E. Coyote Democrats, President Trump, and a Dangerous World

 

In case you missed it, two nuclear-armed nations, India and Pakistan, just had an aerial skirmish with bombs dropped and planes shot down. Also, a failed socialist state in our own hemisphere is on the edge of complete lawlessness, as the dictator, Maduro, shut down the last border crossing to stop relief supplies flowing to Venezuelans. Meanwhile, President Trump is practicing tough but patient nuclear diplomacy with Kim Jong-un, the third-generation hereditary North Korean dictator, and tough but patient trade negotiations with President Xi Jinping, the strongest Chinese Communist leader since Chairman Mao, while meeting in a tough, smaller rival to China, Vietnam.

So, naturally, the House Democrats, under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi 1.2, held their first big show hearing with a man convicted of lying to Congress. It went as well as President Trump could have wished. These same geniuses thought having House Democratic women wear white at the State of the Union was a brilliant move, only to be completely owned by a smiling President Trump. Who, again, is the political neophyte?

The congressional Republicans have continued to demonstrate their lack of fitness to govern, helping the Democrats stay in the game. Yet, the Democrats are moving so far left and behaving so foolishly that we should all be investing in Acme stock. Indeed, the only better investment than Acme stock may be proposition bets with British betting houses on President Trump to win reelection in 2020.

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  1. TeamAmerica Member
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

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    I’m so ticked off at the Democrats today. I know Kim gave Trump a hard time because he sees Trump as being a weakened leader.

    The Democrats have no sense at all of how important it is to project a stable and united front abroad, that there are lives at stake.

    Interesting that President Trump did not play this card. Rather, he continued behaving as the adult in the room and the leader of the superpower. He walked away from Kim’s default maneuver (give NK complete sanctions relief for token concession), but talked about shaking hands with Kim as they parted. His press remarks started with a brief rehearsal of the other global flashpoints I mentioned. According to the Strait Times:

    Mr Trump said that despite the failure to produce an agreement, the talks had ended amicably and both men shook hands before they left the meeting. “The relationship was warm and when we walked away, it was a very friendly walk.”

    The South Korean government expressed a similar view of the summit outcome:

    “It is regrettable President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not reach a complete agreement on today’s summit,” Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said in a statement on Thursday (Feb 28).
    “But it appears clear that more meaningful progress was made than at any other point in the past,” he was quoted as saying by Agence France-Presse.

    Scott Adams has stated, correctly imo, that Trump’s M.O. is to show respect for foreign adversaries like Kim or Xi, while pushing hard on their country’s policies. This avoids falling into the trap of a contest of egos.

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  2. DrewInWisconsin Member
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    TeamAmerica (View Comment):

    Scott Adams has stated, correctly imo, that Trump’s M.O. is to show respect for foreign adversaries like Kim or Xi, while pushing hard on their country’s policies. This avoids falling into the trap of a contest of egos.

    It does seem odd that people want Trump to go into these meetings presenting these heads of state with lists of grievances right up front, and then to start in on the deal-making after you’ve done your best to put them on their guard. 

    I . . . don’t think that’s how deal-making works.

    I recommend Carnegie’s classic “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

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  3. Columbo Member
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    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    TeamAmerica (View Comment):

    Scott Adams has stated, correctly imo, that Trump’s M.O. is to show respect for foreign adversaries like Kim or Xi, while pushing hard on their country’s policies. This avoids falling into the trap of a contest of egos.

    It does seem odd that people want Trump to go into these meetings presenting these heads of state with lists of grievances right up front, and then to start in on the deal-making after you’ve done your best to put them on their guard.

    I . . . don’t think that’s how deal-making works.

    I recommend Carnegie’s classic “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

    Yeah. Add the fact that these hypocrites said nothing about prior administrations’ ineptitude …

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