Not everyone in this country is old enough to remember Ronald Reagan, the Great Communicator. He was the guy who had the balls to tell Gorbachev (the premier of the then Soviet Union) to “tear down this wall” between the two Berlins. He was the guy who didn’t back down from American hegemony. He called the Evil Empire (the USSR) out for what it was on the world stage. It’s a shame that most of today’s pussy-hat wearing snowflakes have probably never even heard of Ronald Reagan. Perhaps if they had, they would reconsider the “beauty of socialism” and perhaps even see why the gimme mentality is not really a good thing after all.
I hesitate on some levels to compare Donald Trump to Ronald Reagan. Trump doesn’t have the eloquence or the finesse that Reagan had. Reagan had a gift for making his enemies do what he wanted them to without them really realizing it. But Reagan and Trump are men of different eras, and their strategies are necessarily different. Their aims, however, are remarkably similar.
Trump is blunt because this is a blunt world. Trump has some serious damage control to enact. This is a world who got used to seeing America through the eyes of milquetoast Bush 1, then through the scandals of Slick Willie (i.e. 8 years of con-artist and man-slut singing Kumbaya with leaders of terrorist regimes,) then through the bewildered void of the Bush 2 administration, only to (almost) write America off as a third world hole thanks to the Worst Excuse for an American President Ever- Barack Hussein (I love Islamic Terrorism!) Obama.
HAD. Thank God.
Trump has to tell it like it is- and act accordingly- if our country is to survive. I am not even talking hegemony here- but survival.
Standing up to the UN. That blew my mind- in a good way of course. Calling Kim Jong Il out as the “Rocket Man” (and making the song of the same name by Elton John stick in my head for a day and a half) was priceless.
I hope it’s not too late.