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Old 05-11-2018, 10:05 PM  
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Can We All Finally Admit Trump Is A Good President?

Can We All Finally Admit Trump Is A Good President?

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

By MICHAEL J. KNOWLES

May 10, 2018
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The Iran Deal in tatters, three American hostages safely returned from North Korea, which now offers to denuclearize and end the Korean War after 68 years, five top ISIS leaders captured — and that’s just this week. On the domestic front, in just a year-and-a-half, landmark tax reform has made the U.S. more competitive, fewer illegal aliens are entering our country than at any time in the past 17 years, and dozens of federal judges have taken the bench to defend the rule of law and our constitutional system. According to a poll from CNN of all outlets, more Americans today think the country is headed in the right direction than at any time in over a decade.

The Left unsurprisingly remains steadfast in their opposition to President Trump. What’s disappointing is that a handful of “Never Trump” Republicans remain equally unwilling to admit the obvious: Donald Trump is a good president. Indeed, the remaining anti-Trump voices on the Right seem more desperate than ever to take down the president, if only to prove that, actually, they were right all along.

An oft-abused Ralph Waldo Emerson saying comes to mind. Clumsy pedants misquote the transcendental essayist absurdly insisting, “Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” In reality Emerson wrote, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” The distinction is crucial. Logic requires consistency, but logical premises can be proved wrong. The madman who is convinced he's a banana and therefore peels off his own skin follows a consistent logic; the trouble is that his premise isn’t true.

People are stubborn. More precisely, they easily fall prey to commitment bias, whereby individuals become more convinced of their position once they have declared it publicly. The more people defend their opinions, the more difficult those opinions are to dislodge even as evidence mounts to rebut them. Foolish ideologues, presented with evidence that reality contradicts their theories, reject reality for their theories.

Some conservatives and Republicans refused to vote for President Trump in 2016, and they did so for a variety of reasons. Some feared Trump would turn out to be a left-wing wolf in sheep’s clothing. Others insisted that Trump’s rough speech and boorish personal behavior would preclude his governing as a conservative and diminish the United States in the eyes of her citizens and the rest of the world. After 17 months, not only have none of those fears come to pass, but indeed all available evidence points in precisely the opposite direction: excellent governance at home, peace through strength abroad, and a long-absent hopefulness in the hearts of Americans.

Reality has refuted the “Never Trump” premises. That fact ought to be a cause for celebration among all but those who wish our country ill. Nevertheless, some still stubbornly hope President Trump will fail our country so they can avoid the indignity of having been wrong. But changing one’s mind in the light of new evidence is no vice; and consistency in the defense of fantasy is no virtue.

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Old 05-13-2018, 09:12 PM   #136
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I am happy with President Trump. He is doing exactly what I voted for him to do.
He is doing all of the things your crazy uncle who watches Fox News would do. From my perspective thatís not a good thing.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:16 PM   #137
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He is doing all of the things your crazy uncle who watches Fox News would do. From my perspective thatís not a good thing.
Scary.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:24 PM   #138
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He is doing all of the things your crazy uncle who watches Fox News would do. From my perspective thatís not a good thing.
Putin, Ayatollah Khamenei, Hillary, and George Soros agree with you.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:40 PM   #139
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He is doing all of the things your crazy uncle who watches Fox News would do. From my perspective thatís not a good thing.
I think you're upset because Barry's creations are being flushed.

Thank God the "Change" part of "Hope and Change" ("hope" to **** up a perfectly great thing), has been able to be undone.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:48 PM   #140
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Barack Obama always wanted to be a transformative president like Reagan, and he was. Barry has done more to energize the conservative movement than Reagan could have ever hoped to achieve.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:49 PM   #141
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Putin, Ayatollah Khamenei, Hillary, and George Soros agree with you.
I think Putin is actually pretty happy about his investment.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:50 PM   #142
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I think Putin is actually pretty happy about his investment.
you're so naÔve...
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:56 PM   #143
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I think Putin is actually pretty happy about his investment.
...you're a liar spreading lies.
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...you're a liar spreading lies.
You going to vote for me in 2020, then?
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I think Putin is actually pretty happy about his investment.
Putin most likely won't be happy until he leaves office and is killed by the Russian Mob a short time after that
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I always celebrate when I see a Democrat voter blame Putin for Hillary's loss, despite there being no evidence that it's true - and in fact, it's just the opposite - the mountains of evidence show that he wasn't colluding with Russia, but instead being framed by the FBI on behalf of the DNC.

These whiners have no understanding of political calculus, and don't understand the crippling blows they are making to their party's chances. If they think they're going to win midterms leading with Putin, more power to them. Please, keep talking.
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You going to vote for me in 2020, then?
What's your economic policy going to be?
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:26 PM   #148
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What's your economic policy going to be?
What are you trying to accomplish with that avatar change?
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What's your economic policy going to be?
Whatever is politically convenient for me at the time. Can I count on your support?
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What's your economic policy going to be?
Communism. But he'll call it something different to rebrand and repackage it as he and his fellow comrades have been doing.
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