Early on in Trump's campaign, he questioned why it was taking so long to restore the dome of the Capitol building which is an eyesore.
As you'd expect, Trump was blasted by the press for questioning the construction schedule.
Trump had a good point. He wanted to show the incompetence of the Obama administration and its inability to complete this $60 million project in a timely way.
And to me, the ugliness of this scaffold-shrouded dome is symbolic of the corruption inside our government. That's the point of my little picture essay.
If you haven't been to Washington DC in recent years, I think you'd be shocked at how beautiful the whole city is. Federal tax money talks. It's a city with gleaming buildings and new, richly-appointed architecture everywhere. And in that way quite unlike many of America's cities that are in sad repair and are struggling amid the 7 years of economic stagnation that the fat cats in DC have brought us.
If Washington's private buildings are magnificent, why does it take more than 2 years to restore the dome of the people? Perhaps this is another con job by the Democrats and GOPe. It's another ruse on the public. The White House and private buildings glitter in gold, but the people's building, the Capitol, looks like hell.
Perhaps those fat, pampering cats in DC sense what's in store for them. When Trump gets in office, there will plenty of pink slips and vast cuts to the bureaucracy. Trump will not put up with waste, fraud and abuse.
And running a large, successful organization already, he will know exactly what to do to clean house!
And restore Lady Freedom's pride.
If you are interested in creating your own picture essay, you may want to download and study the Excel spreadsheet (4 MB) I used to put this together. A little practice in Excel and the free Image manipulation tool, GIMP, is all you need. Enjoy.
Selected Trump articles on FR with links, from 2:30 PM to 11:59 PM, 1/13/16:
Lady Freedom Weeps: A Picture Essay on the Hope of America's Restoration
How Donald Trump made the birther attack on Ted Cruz stick [WaPo]
Donald Trump Draws Bevy of Pensacola-Area Endorsements Before Rally
We Deserve Better Than Donald Trump [Mark Salter, longtime McCain aide]
Trump: Obama brings us back to 'age of Jimmy Carter'
Trump: Our country needs my anger
Trump and His Debts: a Narrow Escape
Ronaldus Magnus Responds to Haley [Limbaugh - Trump analysis halfway down]
CR Editors: Trump's Questionable Political History
Obama's failings among reasons for Trump's rise [Victor Davis Hanson]
What the Nikki Haley Speech Means [Limbaugh re Trump halfway down]
COMPLETE INTERVIEW: Chuck Todd Interviews Donald Trump On "Meet The Press" (1/10/2016)
Poll: Trump nears 50% in 3-way race, GOP likes 'strong, bold' over 'conservative'
Donald Trump's companies sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers
After months of playing nice, Cruz hits Trump. Then hits him again. And again.
LIVE THREAD: Donald Trump is in Pensacola, FL today @Pensacola Bay Center [888 comments]
President Trump and the 2017 State of the Union
Horowitz: It's Beyond Time For A Cold-Eyed Look At Trump's Record
Ted Cruz Says Trump "Embodies New York Values"
Trump campaign loses Texas state director
Trump compares himself to Reagan
The Glass-Half-Empty Case Against Ted Cruz
Is Ted Cruz Losing His Grip on Iowa?
Trump Now Best Bet to Win GOP Nomination, Say Free Markets
CNN Political Prediction Market: Cruz leading Trump for nomination
NBC makes nice with Trump
Trump Not '100 Percent' On Muslim Ban
Washington Post: Donald Trump leads, but he's still got a big image problem
A Deeper Torah Perspective: Trump, Obama, Hillary and the Elections
OANN/Gravis Iowa Poll Jan 11-12th (Trump 34, Cruz 28)
White House heaps praise on Haley after SOTU response
Jeb Bush Passes Marco Rubio, Moves Into Third Nationally
It’s true! How long is it going to take to complete the task on the capitol. It looks just awful - depressing...and symbolic to darkess.
Post of the Year- Thank You!
Mordor on the Poromac ....
This is one of the finest posts I have ever seen on FR, I just love it! It is stunning, classy, succinct, hits all the right notes, and leaves a favorable lasting impression
Perhaps you can share your work with the Trump Campaign ... I’m pretty sure they would love it too!
Welcome to FR and thank you for sharing!
Wow I looked into it a little after seeing your post, The post office renovation started in May of 2014... so 2 years plus a few months for Trump organization to renovate the entire historical building in a 200 million project, compared to 2+ years government contractor’s have been working on the 60 million project restoring the dome across the street... Stark difference!
Can I borrow your picture essay and post on Facebook showing 2 years of gov. progress compared to 2 years of Trumps progress (while also campaigning the past year)