Saturday, December 30, 2017
Interpreting Trump and the Never or Anti Trumpers
If you lived in the biblical time of the judges of the Old Testament book of Judges, would you have voted for every one of those judges? That includes Samson by the way. I'm thinking, no. And yet, when you read Judges, you vote for them. You could say that God Himself voted for them -- He raised them up, significant foibles and all. The Bible gives us a basis for interpreting history, because it presents history from God's point of view, which is how we should judge history. I don't see it happening in many cases among professing Christians, and part of it relates to the more effeminate men that I see. They wouldn't like the judges of the Judges period, and would oppose them to their own demise.
I see Trump as a judge-like figure of the Old Testament Judges type. I say, Judge like, but pretty close to like them. He himself is not righteous, but he's doing a lot of great stuff for the righteous team, whether he believes in it or not, just like the judges. As you read this, I want you to understand that I know that God doesn't have a covenant with the United States of America. However, when you study the Old Testament major prophets, you read large sections on the judgment of the nations, where God has expectations of Gentile nations with whom He does not have covenant. Those nations, and the United States, are still responsible to God. People can be blessed of God depending upon what they do, because this is still our Father's world.
You and I live in an anomaly of history for true Christians, the United States of America. True believers haven't had freedom like this. Jews haven't either for the most part, since the destruction of Jerusalem. It's an amazing time for Christians. However, if you are like me, you see signs in accordance with the rest of history this period of aberration closing. We should not expect it to continue if something isn't done to help preserve it. People like myself see Trump as helping in keeping this window open, even though many professing Christians are aiding in it closing faster, as if they want it. They probably do, because they have very little skin in the game. They think being liked is akin somehow to the love of God in their lives.
We are at the end of the year evaluations, and what I read from conservatives is that Trump was good on policy, but not on politics. Okay. The idea here is that if Trump had not been so combative, used social media like he did, because of his policies, his approval ratings would be higher, but his policies are in general what conservatives would want to see.
Being forthright, the policies of Trump, although not fulfilling yet everything that he wanted in just less than one year, have been fantastic. He had a narrow majority in the Senate. Trump got amazing things done for having that narrow majority, that everyone knows included many non-supporters on the Republican side. More than any politician in my lifetime, Trump went about doing exactly what he said he would do, attempting to keep promise after promise. This would not have occurred with a Romney, a McCain, a H.W. or W. Bush, or most of the guys running against Trump, probably none of which would have won. They would have been looking for bipartisanship and thought that not getting these things done was somehow a noble deed.
Trump's approval ratings according to the Rasmussen poll today, which is the most reliable, and got the 2016 election the closest to right, is 53 disapprove to 46 approve, the same as Obama's after his first year. I believe that Never Trumpers silently like what's going on (in policy), but they can't show approval to Trump in what they act like is a matter of principle. I see their position as a kind of Pharisaical self righteousness, seeing themselves above everyone else, to manifest their own greatness. Some of them perhaps it started out that way, and now they are blinded by a kind of anti-Trump myopia. The Pharisee-ism of Never Trump is that Trump is a bad man with bad motivations and they can't support a bad man with bad motivations, because they are good men with good motivations. The system doesn't work that way, not in a period of the Judges, but they can't understand this. They are utopian in this way, expecting a standard of righteousness that they would never get if they were leaders -- their very nature would be allowing worse than Trump all over the place, and yet they oppose Trump. It's hypocritical in that way too, like a Pharisee.
The Never Trumpers are hurting the country. If they were with Trump too, I think his approval would be mid 50s right now at least, maybe more, and he would get more things done faster. They are slowing down good work. They are causing bad. They are missing a great opportunity here that is hurting the country. Trump has his 46 approval (today) without the Never Trumpers, without the left, without the moderates, and without 90 percent of the media. He's got about everybody he could get without all of that.
Some of what Trump has accomplished are things that Republicans and conservatives have been saying that they have been wishing for decades. Trump has done them because he is attempting to fulfill the agenda the Never Trumpers said he was lying about. They said Trump was lying and we were being duped. I still hear either silence or just nagging criticism only on the things they don't like. By his actions, he wasn't lying about the things he was advocating. He wasn't taking us for a ride, all the claims that we were hearing if we were supporting Trump. If the Never Trumpers were as good as men as they purport to be, they could admit that and get on board. Trump supporters would forgive them. In general, they are part of the opposition, essentially cutting off their nose to spite their face.
As an example of a positive, just a little thing, here in California, we've had some people killed by illegal immigrants, and we are a sanctuary state. The murderers are still living and they spend little to no time in jail. During the Obama administration, the families of the victims had no voice. They got no traction. They wouldn't be listened to. You can include in that the selling of body parts of aborted babies by Planned Parenthood. The Obama administration would have supported that. These families of victims of illegal immigrants are heard by the Trump administration.
The previous paragraph is in addition to the obvious, including what Trump has attempted and I don't foresee his quitting on: Gorsuch Supreme Court, conservative judge appointments, United Nations policies, deregulation, support of Christian activity, including the baker in Colorado, his support of police and military, his support of vouchers in education, destruction of ISIS, the travel ban, etc. Just in the last five minutes, I read about a deal with Israel on opposing the work of Iran in the Middle East. Have you noticed the people right now rising up against the regime in Iran? Would they be emboldened like this in an Obama-like environment? These are things that just wouldn't be done in general by another Republican, let alone a Democrat. Imagine any other administration announcing a big cut to the United Nations like Nikki Haley just did last week. He's facing a lot of opposition, including this bogus Russian collusion case.
Typical of opposition is news today that in a vacation fishing photo of Jared and Ivanka Kushner and their children and off in the distance is a boat with a confederate flag. This is the fourth estate, the important truth telling of the media. The media reports that they included a confederate flag in the background of their picture. Who else gets this kind of coverage? This influences the many duped leftists, low information voters, and keeps the negativity rolling on the racist and white supremacy lie narrative. Last time I checked, white supremacists weren't Jewish supporters and Jared and Ivanka are practicing Jews. It's non-stop this type of news.
Some argue that Trump hurts politics, hurts civility, by the way he acts and tweets. Some would say, if they support him, they would just be encouraging that. I see it a different way. The opposition is carrying a gun to a fight that the normal, establishment Republicans would carry a knife. Trump doesn't stand and take it. Others have tried to get along and just take the hits, to remain in good standing, and they haven't come close to getting done what Trump has been able to accomplish in just a short period of time. He should be judged by these accomplishments, not by the style by which he has done them. Most wish he could use a different style, but in this present environment, we have to look past the style. The combat is what is needed in this climate.
Do you think that if Trump changed his style that the media would let him off the hook? Do you think they would stop criticizing him? Do you think they would stop the fake news and stop lying about him and never publish the good things that he has done? It would be worse.
I see it this way. Trump knows that his popularity is lower because of how he fights through social media. He does it anyway, because he isn't going to capitulate. He could remain silent like most mainstream Republicans, but this isn't how Trump got where he is. He has never backed down in that way. Trump also knows that he has a higher popularity than what the polls show. He sees it in the rallies he still holds. He has a lot of energy for him from a very dedicated base of voters that are a lot of people. He keeps them together. He's looking for success from his policies to help bring others with him. The faster he can get that agenda on track, the more support he will pick up.
If you don't see the corruption of the opposition to Trump, the people who align against him, then you, my friend, are very ignorant. These are some of the most odious people in the country, and you might be someone siding with them against him and what he is doing. They have used about everything they could use to stop him: the race card, the gender card, Hollywood, NY Times and Washington Post, the worst name-calling ever, and a regular fire hydrant spray of lies against him. Almost all of them are sickening. A huge number of them are anti-American, hostile to the core values of this country. They would like to weaken the country for a globalist world view.
9 Absurd Lies of the Media -- Reminds me of some of the anti-Trump who comment here.
Here are sites that have listed Trumps accomplishments as president. You can click on each to read them and get an explanation.
Investment Watch Blog
Read the story of Jewish conservative Joel Pollak