"We haven't had a president for a very long time. The world took it for granted that we were simply their punching bag. That concept is no longer valid - but it was for 8 miserable years."
So true. LL at Virtual Mirage recently penned these words. For the last 8 years, Americans were satisfied that they wanted to be led by someone who had absolutely no executive experience at any point in his life. Obama had not so much as run a lemonade stand, much less the economy of the greatest nation in the history of mankind. We were more interested in electing a black guy to the Oval Office than any other reason. A black guy that couldn't manage his way out of a wet paper bag, much less guide the allocation of our nation's resources to the benefit of the public as a whole.
I recall early on in Barry's God awful administration that he was going to 'focus like a laser' on jobs. Right. He held a 'jobs forum,' where he summoned a pack of liberal CEO's and other sundry lefties into a conference room, lectured them for awhile about the virtues of wealth redistribution, and then broke them into focus groups and sent them off into little huddles. He then commanded them to return their conclusions to him, and he would combine the best of the suggestions, and assemble the best practises that he felt would accomplish creating jobs.
And that was it. That was his laser focus on jobs. Good Lord, that had to be the most feeble attempt at managing any major issue facing our country, perhaps ever. Does anybody remember what good came out of this jobs summit? Anybody? Buehler?.....Buehler?....(...crickets chirping here...).
For 8 long years, the U.S. never had anything even close to 3% GDP growth. We just crept along, barely squeaking by. Year after anemic year. And now, just a few months after the election of Donald Trump, equity growth in American portfolios has increased a whopping $2.9 TRILLION dollars. In three measly months, two of which The Donald was only the president-elect.
In his short tenure, Donald Trump has met with enumerable auto execs, titans of Silicon Valley, movers and shakers of all shapes and sizes. He has single handedly jacked up the confidence of American businesses to levels not seen since, well, ever.
Donald Trump had more executive experience under his belt before he turned 25 than Barry achieved in his whole miserable life. And we are seeing the benefits of actually having an accomplished leader calling the shots nationally.
It really is nice to have a president again, after so long without one.