After eight years, I was finally able to remove my “take back America” car bumper sticker. The coming major change in America will be in the way our government works.
Did you ever wonder why elected congressmen and senators promise to fight for specific issues? Why don’t they promise to agree to compromises that are best for the country ?
Here is what has been happening in Washington: Each political party just preaches to their voting base. I believe that there should not have be an “only for show” fight for what is best for all Americans.
The major benefits of electing an outsider as president is that the “my way or the highway” management technique of the last eight years is over. Successful people experienced in business understand that negotiation and compromise are the way toward a successful business or country.
In our government – to move forward – Democrats and Republicans must work together. A man like Donald J. Trump will not stand for stalemate negotiations with no agreement. He may say, “Gentlemen, we will sit in this room until we come to a negotiated agreement.” Whereas Obama never held consensus meetings with Congress, Trump will meet constantly with congressmen and senators.
Finally we have a “hands-on” president. As of Jan. 20, we will have a president who will break the mold of “opposition politics” in Congress, put American citizens first and return America to its proper leadership role of the free world.
-Ted Day (Cincinnati Enquirer)
Never in my lifetime did I believe this great nation would be taken down and withdrawn from its world leadership position by its own leadership. While some try to explain away the Obama administration’s damaging policies by making excuses, they fail to face reality. This is a planned agenda.
When then-Sen. Barack Obama announced in 2008 that he was going to fundamentally transform America, few Americans comprehended what that declaration actually meant. However, with his radical background and his leftist mentors and associates, his agenda became very clear early on in his presidency.
With its many scandals, including the Benghazi tragedy, the perverse “progressive” ideology of the Obama administration, combined with its deceitful and manipulative methods, has corrupted normally nonpartisan government agencies. More importantly, it has infected the civilian and military leadership who lead their agencies.
We used to have giants in Congress such as John Stennis, Richard Russell, Tip O’Neill, et al., who were Americans first and party members second when it came to matters affecting our national security. Regretfully, other than a few in the minority, that doesn’t exist today.
Clearly, trust in our government institutions has been eroded. Furthermore, the Obama administration’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood, with its penetration of essentially all our government agencies, including the Department of Defense, has had an adverse impact on our policies, particularly with regard to the Middle East and the global war on terrorism. As we have seen, the administration switched sides in that war in Libya by financing, training and arming Islamic jihadist militias who were under the political control of the Muslim Brotherhood. It was these same militias that carried out the terrorist attacks on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s failure to provide adequate security prior to the attack even though there was advanced warning, according to five CIA security contractors at the Benghazi annex, as well as the administration’s failure to respond militarily, was a dereliction of duty.
-By James A. Lyons (The Washington Times)