The Art of the Deal

If there were any doubts about President Trump’s abilities as a negotiator, then the last couple of days have put them to rest.  As soon as the President announced his intention to negotiate a bipartisan agreement to extend the DACA status all the usual suspects started denouncing his seeming betrayal of his immigration promises.  But after seeing how artfully Trump has outmaneuvered both the Democrats and the spineless Republicans it should be obvious how competent he is at defending our interests against this duplicitous but sophomoric bunch.  Because of the uncertain nature of life, everything Trump hopes to accomplish during his term may yet be frustrated and undone.  But to me it is apparent that we have stumbled upon a competent man who may accomplish great things.  Is Trump the first leader for the Republicans since Reagan?  Well, he’s definitely the first one since Reagan who wasn’t a catspaw for the leftists.

Hopefully the imbeciles in Washington will understand what Trump has done even if they are too cowardly to openly agree with his reasons.  He is forcing the Democrats to reject the deal he is offering.  They can’t possibly accept the conditions he is imposing.  So now it allows him to put the blame on them.  And Congress is learning that there is a price to be paid for not playing ball.  And with the midterms sneaking up on them the Republicans realize that Trump is the key to making them look good.  And the Democrats realize that Trump isn’t going to let them buffalo him.  He’s not George Bush Senior or Junior.  With the economy roaring along the republicans have a very good chance of running on their record.  If they hold onto their majority in Congress (especially in the Senate) they can assist President Trump in dismantling the liberal apparatus in the judiciary and the executive agencies.  My hunch is that Justice Kennedy is hanging on to his seat on the bench this year to inflict one last betrayal of conservative principles in the gay wedding cake travesty.  Once he’s satisfied with selling out the First Amendment, he’ll retire.  Then Trump will replace him with a man who can help undo all the damage done in the last forty years of unconstitutional judicial tampering.  After that I’d say the biggest challenge for the administration is undoing the federal government’s excesses such as the Patriot Act and the various NSA and other bureaus’ programs that essentially spy on the American people for no apparent reason.  Maybe we can finally stop paying Google for spying on us.  That should keep President Trump busy until at least 2025.

And I’ve brought this up before but it really is an urgent concern.  Trump should hand pick his successor.  For the good of the country, he needs to either find or train someone in the “Art of the Deal.”  The odds of another billionaire Game Show Host being a conservative are just too minute to depend on.  At worst, maybe he can put the most likely five candidates through a sort of “Apprenticeship.”  Hopefully it will be televised and the ratings will be huge.  I have a feeling Pence won’t win.  But being Vice President should at least guarantee him a slot in the competition.  But my bet is it won’t be a career politician but an entrepreneur or military man instead.