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But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 KJV
What a week in America. We have two opposite directions for the country to go. One is an American first path which will continue to grow the economy or a blame America first direction. Both are valid to their followers although you have to think even the NeverTrumpers will vote their pocketbooks when they get in the booth.
The reversal on the air attack in Iran is one of the most interesting decisions the President has made. It was not a cowardly back down as much as it was a bluff against the leadership Mullahs. When has a President ever considered the optics of killing over a hundred and fifty Iranians when there was a military photop available?
What good is jumping into another skirmish in the Middle East when we have been tied up there for nearly twenty years? In the end he made the right decision when every other Repub President would take the shock and awe route. It is time to get out of that den of scorpions and hold their coats until they can decide who is the last dictator standing.
Compare his measured decision to Slow Joe and the 23 dwarfs. When you have to race to the most radical statements to get attention you are bound to say more and more outlandish things. It is not enough to say you will pay for everything from after birth abortions to college and healthcare for everyone on the planet, you have to get out of that mainstream and claim blacks need payment for slavery.
Now they want to bury Biden for working with fellow Dems in the 70s. Never mind they were Dems who was in the Senate where everyone are friends with everyone else, he is a racist and needs to begin his apology tour. This is the Party who could not find a host for the Academy Awards since there is nobody in America pure enough, they will lynch anyone for anything.
They are going to using the circular firing squad normally reserved for Repubs on themselves. Wait until they find Commie Sanders wrote a book about raping women and he will be a dead deer on the side of the road. Even though he will likely survive it and become the nominee he may not get the usual protection you would expect from the media branch of the Party.
The obvious problem they have is they do not have a Trump, they are what he was elected to get away from. Even if they did have someone he would never get away with not being socially clean. The first time he would say something like Communism may not work in a country this size his chances would be over. Not to mention there is no way to advance in the DNC or becoming an entrepreneur without being a part of the establishment. There is absolutely no way to fight the establishment from inside it like Biden and someone like Oprah would not last three weeks without finding a Social Justice sin in their trunk.
What they dismiss and do not understand about Donald Trump is his freedom to say and think whatever he wants. The media or DC cannot control him since he is self-made and he gets his voters more than they get themselves. He can say the most non politically correct things since he is free to say whatever he wants whenever he wants to say them since most of his supporters will agree.
While the Bidens of the world spend millions on focus grouped clichés to make sure he says absolutely nothing to inform or offend, Trump is making fun of Pocahontas driving her batty. This gives him a huge amount of freedom and flexibility while the media is helpless to stop him. They have thrown the kitchen sink and he is stronger than ever while they shrink into their ever growing quicksand. He simply says what 75% of this country is thinking and is too terrified to say. They may say and look outraged but in the end they nod in agreement.
The Iran decision is classic Trump. Whether he was bluffing and making the Mullahs look like fools or was serious and decided to stand down, he knows what works symbolically and this was an easy win without the bombs and blood. Why spend a couple billion in weapons over $100 million spy drone? It didnt make economic sense so in Trumps world it didnt make political. He is pure balance sheet and nothing else.
We finally have a President who is more focused on bringing the troops home rather than sending them on another foolish mission. There are times to go to war and then times to stand pat. Having some Islamic nutjob shooting down one of our eyes in the sky is no reason to risk slipping into a path to war with an enemy which is already on the ropes. Doing just the opposite of George Bush and Barak is a good place to start when you are Commander in Chief.
Pray for our President
Note: The above opinion is not necessarily my own, but FReeper Brays. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.