Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Trump's 'real world,' vs Obama's 'on paper world.'

With the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the Oval Office on January 20, 2017, the world will see the stark differences between the two major competing philosophies and political parties that dominate Western culture: the way the Left sees the world 'on paper,' as compared to how the Right views things from a practical perspective.

Pick your party: the Republicans in the U.S., the Torries in the United Kingdom, the Conservative party in Canada, or the Liberal Party (yes, that's its name) in Australia; all of these conservative parties govern based on what works in the real world.  These parties consider actual job creating policies that have proven effective in the past, whether it involves taxes, trade, immigration, etc., these parties promote real world solutions to how best to allocate scarce national resources.

On the other end of the political spectrum, leftist parties such as the Democrats in the U.S. and the Labor Party in the UK, their philosophy has nothing to do with reality, or with past results of policies.  They govern from what looks best 'on paper.'  They focus on what is philosophically perfect.  Karl Marx was the poster child of this method of governance.  He never had a real job outside of academia, but felt that his vision of how things should be on paper, where nobody ever went without, there was no tear drop in any eye, and that everybody was entitled to equal shares of the national pie, these perfect visions would be best if applied to how all governments should operate.

Accordingly, the Left chose as its leaders Utopian visionaries from the Ivory Tower academic institutions to implement their Utopian policies; Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Barack Obama.  All of these guys had extremely limited business experience, had never met any payroll ever, didn't care about how profit and loss statements worked, none of that.  

Donald Trump has managed hundreds of companies simultaneously, met thousands and thousands of payroll requirements, hired thousands and thousands of workers, and has governed his concerns via the real world report card known to everybody except Ivory Tower pinhead Utopian morons as a profit and loss statement, or "P&L."  Where terms such as EBITDA rule how things work (pronounced EE'-bit-DAW'), an acronym that means  earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. 

I expect to see the Dow Jones continue to climb during the Trump administration over the next 8 years.  He will do things that work in the real world, rather than experiment with stuff that doesn't work, but in theory should work 'on paper.'

None of this 'on paper' stuff going forward, stuff that never works as it should, in theory.  Donald Trump is rolling up his sleeves and getting things done using experience that he knows works in the real world.  

Take that to the bank. 


LL said...

I hate to nay-say but you didn't mention the really key things that made the USA great under Obama: A transgender military, transgender toilets, free transgender surgery for people in prison and the war against the weather. (I think that I sense a trend) That and 'free healthcare'.

Fredd said...

LL: I think your sarcasm button is stuck in the 'on' position.

These things you mention above are about to change, and they are why the pajama boys and girls across the nation were crying their eyes out like little babies because Hillary Clinton lost.

And these things above are why Donald Trump mopped the floor with the old crone in the electoral college (thank GOD for the electoral college, those Founding Fathers knew a thing or two about the voting public at large, even way back when).

Gorges Smythe said...

Well said,

Kid said...

I can't remember which libtard talking head it was. Oh wait, it was the moron kucinich saying in 'the news' today that the democrats must differentiate themselves from the GOP if they want to win another election. Well, UFO kucinich, it will now be the GOP who distances themselves from the democrats. hahahaaa Ya dipstick.

In 2020, people will have a real choice, those who are old enough to remember what went on between 2009 and 2016 and those who have a clue what goes on from 2017 to 2020.
I'd say Trump needs at least a batting average of 800 to get those folks who came out in 2016 to come out again. Tall order.

So, Adrienne's latest post is about how Donald isn't going to allow the MSM into the picture. I think that is Beeeautiful ! Release his news through social media and leave the alphabet morons with their fake news and hammer Trump all the time agenda. Beautiful.

Z said...

When Castro died, I swear the first thing I thought was "Man, Trump just took office and look what happened!" :-)
I also am leery about the Carrier type of deal (blogged it for Thursday) but THRILLED so many are keeping their jobs...let's see if we can afford to keep that up. The left's already painting it was a subsidy, ..and nobody's sure of the technicalities of this deal. I hope they release the details soon.

LL and fredd..that transgender stuff has got to go on the back burner..ENOUGH already. Keep kids safe, make our country great again..that includes respecting everyone but NOT paying for surgeries in prison when we wouldn't pay for civilians who are paying taxes. RIDICULOUS.

LindaG said...

8 years? He's got a lot to prove to a lot of people before then.
But I do hope you are right. I am looking forward to the country being prosperous again. I just hope they all realize how much God had to do with it.

Enjoyed your post. Be safe and God bless.

Fredd said...

Kid: I think Kucinich meant that if Dems want to win another national election, they need to give away more free stuff. That seems to work, although Dems wanted to give away free college this time around and it sort of fell flat.

Perhaps Dems have already differentiated themselves enough from the GOP, and that's why they lost. Who knows.

Fredd said...

Z: the devil is in the details, as the old saying goes. Carrier didn't stay in Indy simply because of the goodness of their hearts. Tax incentives, etc., had to be involved for sure.

Then again, I am not sure what kind of monetary value The Donald placed on the leverage he had in not dragging Carrier's name through the mud for 4 years as the poster boy of the mean corporations shipping their jobs overseas. I'm sure that was worth something to Carrier.

Fredd said...

LindaG: 8 years, easy. He's already getting good things done, and he's not even in office yet. Already making Obama look bad, which is not all that hard to do.

LSP said...

"Ivory Tower pinhead Utopian morons" -- Fredd, I may have to quote you.

Fredd said...

Pastor: feel free. And if that's too many syllables, 'substitute 'shit for brains.' That works, too.

Euripides said...

You've uncovered the naked truth about progressive dogmas, they have no basis in reality. It's interesting to me that Trump (not the GOP) represents the pragmatism of old-style US politics. It's been a number of years since a US president has asked the question "what works?" rather than forging ahead with the ideology of "how can I appease the useless idiots?"

Kid said...

"has asked the question "what works?" rather than forging ahead with the ideology of "how can I appease the useless idiots?"

Sums It UP!

Fredd said...

Rip: I think it's Mark Burnett's reality format that Donald Trump is following. It worked for him for 14 years on 'The Apprentice,' and it will likely work for him in the presidency.

Now we'll see how Arnie Schwartzenegger does in the board room for Mark Burnett. I bet he does just fine.

GruntOfMonteCristo said...

Fredd and Rip - I think you're right about the Mark Burnett playbook being an influence. But in handling the Press, all he has to do is follow his own playbook from the Art of the Deal. He had them figured out decades ago. Of course, brainless sycophants really aren't that hard to figure out, but figuring out how to manipulate them can be challenging and dangerous.

Fredd said...

Grunt: I agree that The Donald has had the press's number for some time. I think his Tweeting will be the MSM's biggest irritant, threat, even enemy. Their relevance is certainly on the wane.

Z said...

"let us pray!" that all comes true as you say...which I LIKE! Thanks fredd...super thinking here. As usual :-)

Hey, that Trump's balking at the price of Air Force One's new jet (which he overshot by approx 800 million, but ...nothing new there), you think the left'll start hammering him with "You lost Boeing employees jobs because you're not buying the new plane?" !! Wait for it.

Jules said...

I don't know what you mean, Fredd. Jeremy "The Corbynator" Corbyn has both feet firmly in reality...

See here:

Some people take acronyms way too far.

LindaG said...

Oh yes. The left would start screaming. Hubby thinks he may be trying to get Boeing to come down on the price, suck up some of the cost overrun; but I don't know if that is possible.

Fredd said...

LindaG: Just heard on the news this morning a phrase I like - 'There's a new sheriff in town who looks at the bills.'

Trump is looking at the bills, unlike any president before him. I like that.

Reminds me of an old boss of mine. He ran my division of which I managed one of his branches, and each and every month, he went through and looked at each and every invoice, from each of his many branches. Thousands of them, thousands and thousands of invoices for water, electric, maintenance of vehicles, gasoline, office supplies, thousand and thousands of invoices. If something looked out of place, I would get a phone call, sometimes over something as tiny as a $15 service charge he didn't like. His fellow division managers would say, 'Bruce, how can you manage the business if you bury yourself in the little details like these?' Bruce, looking at his pile of invoices, spread his hands over that pile of bills and replied, 'but this pile of invoices IS the business!'

He was absolutely right. We have lost our sense as a nation what exactly our business consists of. Donald Trump will bring a sense of accountability back to where it belongs; at the top.