Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It's kind of nice to have a president again

"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 That concept is no longer valid - but it was for 8 miserable years."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.  


13 comments:

Adrienne said...

The very fact that Trump calls these meetings "listening sessions" speaks volumes. Trump has always been a listener. He gathers as much information as he can and then he makes a decision. That's what smart people do. Do like Trump. Be a smart person.

LL said...

If Barack had run a lemonade stand: He would have run it at a loss; and being the child/grandchild of communists, would have likely substituted urine for lemons. I can speculate in this way because that's what he did for the country. He never held a straight job in his life, never hired, fired or met a payroll and he had NO IDEA how all that worked beyond "The Chicago City Government Model" that he and his cronies understood clearly.

Yes, it's a refreshing change to have a president.

Kid said...

It sure is nice Fredd. Now for the numbers to pop out so hard the MSM can't hide or mis-characterize them and shut them up a little.

Fredd said...

Adrienne: Barry never listened to anybody, unless they had a copy of 'Das Kapital' under their arm. Donald listens to everyone, even Mitt, and although he may not agree with what they have to say, he listens to them just the same.

Fredd said...

LL: yes, very refreshing.

Fredd said...

Kid: you know the MSM, they will simply shut up about the economy, but scream bloody murder about deporting criminal illegal invaders.

Kid said...

Fredd, I don't think they'll talk about criminal illegals. Every time they mention it, the image will be a picture of a frail looking women and her kids or just kids like the ones that hiked up from Central America.

Fredd said...

Kid: yes, fake news. Video of poor wretches with their earthly belongings in a filthy back pack, with four or five hungry, filthy kids tagging along. All illegal, all wanting to get into OUR country and take OUR tax money. And the MSM trying to convey that this could happen to anybody: Trump's jack booted Nazis gathering innocents up, shoving them into boxcars and shipping them off to Dachau. Fake news.

The Donald will build a great big honking wall to stop all of this, despite the fake news media with their phony fake wailing and fake gnashing of teeth.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

When the Lightbringer was elected my thought was, "OK, give the guy a chance". Then he announced Eric Holder would be AG and I knew we were in for it.

While not a Trump fanboy, being a, "Anybody but Shillary" voter, I support what he is doing. Refreshing to see a man who keeps his campaign promises.

Fredd said...

Fool: I watched The Lightbringer in action as a senator here in Illinois - the guy was a hard core communist and his passion for support for killing babies was scary. When he was elected, I knew we were screwed. There was none of this 'give the guy a chance' from anybody who knew him.

The Donald was my 16th choice out of 17. Jeb Bush was 17th. But that's my track record the last 30 years or so, the guy I like in the primaries is usually first out. The guy I want no part of in the primaries always seems to be the last one standing. So I hold my nose, pull the handle for Dole, McCain, Bush (twice), Romney, and now The Donald.

So far, so good, however. His choice of people around him is about as rock ribbed conservative as anybody could hope for. Not too bad for a 16 out of 17 kinda guy.

The Real Luke said...

The perfect way to shut Meryl Streep up is to NOT go to any of her movies.

Fredd said...

Luke: too late. She's already made a butt load of money, gotten more famous than Jesus, and nothing will shut her up except death.

We're going to be hearing from Meryl a lot in the next 8 years. Her and Cher.

LSP said...

Fredd, I totally agree. The First Lady's alright too, some say she makes Jackie O look "frumpy."