Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. An Enthusiastic Trump Voter

 

The Brown-Eyed Beauty (BEB) just told me that she’d chatted with a dear friend who was surprised by her seeming enthusiasm for voting for Trump.

Now, some background is needed here.

The BEB and I are both staunch pro-Americans who have already voted for Trump.

Me, a pro-American, am a little more so given my role as Christian liberal ideologue.

BEB? A little more on her role: A deeply spiritual Christian Granddaughter-of-the-Cavalry-General/Daughter-of-the-Air-Cavalry-Colonel/Mom/Wife/Mother/Grandmother).

Her life-buddy, who will vote the same way, is extremely intelligent, especially in the pragmatical sense of the word. If I were finalizing the shortlist for the officer in charge of the D-Day invasion, she’d make the cut. But also extremely focused on her spiritual duties as a Christian and her personal duties as a wife and mother. She doesn’t follow politics. My Kate does.

Her friend said to her “You sound like you are enthusiastic about voting for Trump!”

My best friend BEB is, and so am I. Why?

It has been a long process.

Trump’s actual accomplishments in the service of the cause that Kate and I believe in as American Christians have been surprising to me. And to Kate, though maybe quite a bit less so. The longer he’s been in office, the more surprising and delighting they’ve been. Nominating Amy Coney Barrett, and pushing the left-wing Senate opposition into precipitous and ignominious retreat on the hearings, has been the pinochle of success so far.

But not really. Trump’s Mid-East policy successes were already nothing short of stunning. But Kate just told me that there are five more States considering joining the Abraham Agreement, including…

Yep. Including them.

I’m enthusiastic. Cautiously.

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  1. Phil Turmel Coolidge

    Yeah, once I heard the suggestion to take Trump seriously, but not literally, much has made sense. And his love for America and all its goodness shines through in all he’s accomplishing. Here’s to four more years!

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    • October 24, 2020, at 5:21 PM PDT
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  2. kedavis Member

    Mark Camp: has been the pinochle of success so far.

    Pinochle? Does that tell us where your head is at? :-)

    Pinnacle.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 5:29 PM PDT
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  3. Bob Thompson Member

    I think this thing with Trump is a growth process. Before the 2016 election my shift to supporting Trump was barely emerging. I knew there were problems in our relationship with China and that those problems could get very serious since China is our greatest economic competitor and threatens our role as leader in the world. I more or less thought that Trump knew some things about the Washington ‘swamp’ that most of us didn’t and that he thought that should change. Those two things impressed me and as time progressed he got my attention about court appointments and controlling our borders. By the election itself my support was showing strength. Then the great reveal began in earnest. The craziness of those trying to delegitimize his election really solidified my support and that support has held throughout his term. But I have always been conservative and voted Republican so all this was easy for me. It’s got to be much more difficult for Democrats, especially if they are ideological. I think Trump not being ideological is the key to his success. 

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    • October 24, 2020, at 5:31 PM PDT
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  4. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Mark Camp: has been the pinochle of success so far.

    Pinochle? Does that tell us where your head is at? :-)

    Pinnacle.

    ColleenB? ColleenB? Please call in. I need you to explain another one of my failed attempts at humor to @kedavis (and probably others.)

    EDIT: Seriously, for @kedavis and others of the younger generation: “the pinochle of success” is a well-known funny from one of the old comics of the sixties or so. Rodney Dangerfield, maybe? I don’t remember anymore because it’s been used so much over the years. I should have put a tag, “Old Joke” in for the younger set who don’t know me and my level of literacy (I was promoted from the fifth grade).

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    • October 24, 2020, at 5:56 PM PDT
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  5. kedavis Member

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Mark Camp: has been the pinochle of success so far.

    Pinochle? Does that tell us where your head is at? :-)

    Pinnacle.

    ColleenB? ColleenB? Please call in. I need you to explain another one of my failed attempts at humor to @kedavis (and probably others.)

    Well, perhaps someone who knows you very well, might believe that was a deliberate attempt at humor. Or at least that’s how you want to retcon it. :-) To everyone else it’s just a typo, or perhaps blame-able on auto-correct.

    P.S. Also, ColleenB won’t get a notification unless you use @e

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    • October 24, 2020, at 5:59 PM PDT
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  6. Nohaaj Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Mark Camp: has been the pinochle of success so far.

    Pinochle? Does that tell us where your head is at? :-)

    Pinnacle.

    You have been euchered 

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    • October 24, 2020, at 6:47 PM PDT
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  7. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp

    kedavis (View Comment):

     

    Well, perhaps someone who knows you very well, might believe that was a deliberate attempt at humor. 

    Yes, perhaps so.

    In fact I think that anyone who knows me even a little will believe (correctly, as it turns out) that I was telling the truth about this, absent any evidence to the contrary. 

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    • October 24, 2020, at 6:54 PM PDT
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  8. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):
    I think Trump not being ideological is the key to his success. 

    I’ve said it before, but I know a lot of people who asked for that in a President. Then they got one and they complained about that too.

    I don’t take them all that seriously anymore. 

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    • October 24, 2020, at 6:55 PM PDT
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  9. kedavis Member

    Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):
    I think Trump not being ideological is the key to his success.

    I’ve said it before, but I know a lot of people who asked for that in a President. Then they got one and they complained about that too.

    I don’t take them all that seriously anymore.

    Maybe it’s like so many other things, someone who is “not ideological” is someone who matches THEIR ideology.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 6:59 PM PDT
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  10. Flicker Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Mark Camp: has been the pinochle of success so far.

    Pinochle? Does that tell us where your head is at? :-)

    Pinnacle.

    ColleenB? ColleenB? Please call in. I need you to explain another one of my failed attempts at humor to @kedavis (and probably others.)

    Well, perhaps someone who knows you very well, might believe that was a deliberate attempt at humor. Or at least that’s how you want to retcon it. :-) To everyone else it’s just a typo, or perhaps blame-able on auto-correct.

    P.S. Also, ColleenB won’t get a notification unless you use @e

    It was such a clear and effectually humorous joke I showed it to Mrs. Flicker. And she got it after only the briefest explanation: “It was a joke.”

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    • October 24, 2020, at 10:19 PM PDT
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  11. TreeRat Member

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

     

    Well, perhaps someone who knows you very well, might believe that was a deliberate attempt at humor.

    Yes, perhaps so.

    In fact I think that anyone who knows me even a little will believe (correctly, as it turns out) that I was telling the truth about this, absent any evidence to the contrary.

    I recognized the pinochle joke (I’m old, after all), but was more impressed by the concept of “cautious enthusiasm.”

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    • October 26, 2020, at 4:17 PM PDT
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