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“I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause.” — Abraham Lincoln

Donald Trump finds himself in an international maelstrom. He has people who, in spite of the life-and-death issues, still believe the most important goal is to take him out. The media continues to lie and distort his comments, and are to blame for much of the panic people are experiencing.

For the most part, however, Donald Trump along with his health task force has maintained his bearings, and in spite of the petty criticisms along the way, has led the country in the right direction. Trying to find that sweet spot of maintaining the balance of good judgment, clarity, and wisdom, and not yield to the crisis of the day with rash decisions takes determination and grit. He and his team will be making tough decisions in the days to come with confusing and inconsistent data, trying to get the economy moving, while reassuring the people.

I think he is precisely the president we need in these times.

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  1. MarciN Member

    Susan Quinn: I think he is precisely the president we need in these times.

    I do too. 

     

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    • March 29, 2020, at 7:37 AM PDT
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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    I’m especially impressed that with the many decisions he has to make every day, he doesn’t hesitate to move forward. Sometimes he sees a better way than he stated, and he changes course. The media likes to call it pivoting. Whatever. If there’s a better way to go with the multitude of decisions, he’s fearless and will take it. That takes courage. It also shows that he doesn’t let his ego get in the way of doing the best thing. Pay attention, MSM!

    • #2
    • March 29, 2020, at 7:45 AM PDT
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  3. Stad Thatcher

    MarciN (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: I think he is precisely the president we need in these times.

    I do too.

     

    If you listen to Andrew Klavan’s podcasts, you’ll find him in vigorous agreement.

    • #3
    • March 29, 2020, at 8:13 AM PDT
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  4. Vectorman Thatcher

    Susan Quinn: For the most part, however, Donald Trump along with his health task force has maintained his bearings, and in spite of the petty idiotic criticisms along the way, has led the country in the right direction.

    FIFY.

    How can the media say one thing in February, and the complete opposite in March without acknowledging this error is unconscionable. At least a major British NHS Doctor has reduced his death estimates due to the virus. His assumptions were based on incomplete data, so this is understandable.


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    • #4
    • March 29, 2020, at 8:14 AM PDT
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  5. Henry Racette Contributor

    Susan Quinn:

    I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause.

    –Abraham Lincoln

    Perfect. Wonderful quotation choice, Susan.

    • #5
    • March 29, 2020, at 8:20 AM PDT
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  6. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Henry Racette (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn:

    I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause.

    –Abraham Lincoln

    Perfect. Wonderful quotation choice, Susan.

    Thanks, Hank. I was so pleased to come across it!

    • #6
    • March 29, 2020, at 8:31 AM PDT
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  7. Rodin Member

    The job of the electorate is to match the man with the moment. I think we did good.

    (I guess I could have said match the “person with the present”, but it doesn’t have the same feel to it in our language.)

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    • March 29, 2020, at 9:37 AM PDT
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  8. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Certainly some others have stepped up–like you, @rodin. Thank you for keeping us informed!

    • #8
    • March 29, 2020, at 9:53 AM PDT
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  9. I Walton Member

    Rodin (View Comment):

    The job of the electorate is to match the man with the moment. I think we did good.

    (I guess I could have said match the “person with the present”, but it doesn’t have the same feel to it in our language.)

    An accident, at least on the part of most of us. We voted against her, and well well, pretty cool. 

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    • March 30, 2020, at 5:31 PM PDT
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  10. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    He is going to be an historical president like Lincoln. I didn’t think so but it is looking more like it. We elected him to throw a brick through the window of the elites, who gave us Pearl Harbor. 9/11, would have lost Midway but for Joe Rochefort, and 2008. He is turning out better than we could have expected. Maybe we should just burn down Harvard and Yale and start over.

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    • March 30, 2020, at 6:21 PM PDT
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  11. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):
    We elected him to throw a brick through the window of the elites

    I love this image, @michaelkennedy. Thanks. And Harvard and Yale would only be the beginning!

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    • March 30, 2020, at 6:23 PM PDT
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  12. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Instapundit posted a link to this earlier today — a long story from Vice, of all places, outlining the Chinese government’s efforts to both deflect blame and gin up their own conspiracies pointing elsewhere (and not simply to the U.S.) on the COVID-19 outbreak. My feeling is that if Vice knows this, other media outlets know these things to be true as well, and know that China’s lying about having totally wiped out any new coronavirus outbreaks.

    But leaving out the dumb-as-a-box-of-hammers Jim Acosta types who truly think the Chinese are the unimpeachable sources here and Trump and his people are the liars, too many people within the media know Xi’s government has been lying from the start, but don’t care, because they’re fine with accepting China’s numbers at face value for public dissemination, if they think the public will fall for it, and it will help Biden defeat Trump in November (i.e. — these same people would be going tooth and nail at exposing China’s deceptions next year, if Biden were to win and we had another outbreak of COVID-19 in the winter of 2020-21 and Xi’s people continued their lying and were trying to blame the new Biden Administration for the renewed outbreak).

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    • March 30, 2020, at 6:46 PM PDT
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  13. Pony Convertible Member

    So glad we’re not depending on Hillary right now.

    • #13
    • March 31, 2020, at 3:16 AM PDT
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  14. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Pony Convertible (View Comment):

    So glad we’re not depending on Hillary right now.

    Me too! 

    • #14
    • March 31, 2020, at 3:41 AM PDT
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