Any fans of Tropic Thunder know by analogy that you never go full-Pollyanna. And it would be wise for me to tamp down any outbursts of unbridled enthusiasm but I gotta tell you I can’t do it. And this isn’t predicated on the IG report burying Comey & Company or Mueller calling it quits in the near future or even the Republicans holding onto the House. I no longer think any of those things are required for Trump to get some big things done. The country at large is starting to see what really is going on in their government and I think they see who is doing things that help them and who is not. The G7 press conference and the Singapore meeting have provided President Trump with a stage from which to address the country directly. They are seeing an active leader who actually addresses American concerns in the international arena. Even his enemies like Bernie Sanders have no choice but admire his negotiating talent and ability to get off the dime with such tough customers as China and North Korea.
I think Donald Trump is intent on using his instincts for deal-making to renegotiate the globalization project in a way that re-establishes America as a manufacturing nation. And I think Trump wants to dump all the international relationships with countries that hate America. And that is my favorite side of him. He is a vindictive bastard who holds a grudge like nobody’s business. By a funny coincidence, so am I. It would warm my vendetta-loving heart to see him giving all our many false friends in the United Nations a hearty heave-ho over the side of USS America First. Every tin-pot Latin American, African and Middle Eastern dictator who ever chanted death to America should get evicted from his digs on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and sent packing back to the inhuman hellhole he came from. And I think he intends to use the NAFTA negotiations to address the illegal immigration problem. After all, why would you give free trading access to a country that openly advocates flooding your country with illegal aliens? And I think the NAFTA negotiations are the basis for President Trump’s statement that Mexico will pay for the wall. He will make them pay for the NAFTA agreement with a closed border and repatriation.
So that’s why I’m a big old optimist. And every day The Donald says or does something that makes me smile or chuckle with unrestrained schadenfreude. Every shot he takes at Hollywood or The Press or The Swamp or the Dems is music to my ears. And now, even when I hear of the latest anti-Trump atrocity (like by that imbecile De Niro), I am only mildly amused to think that these buzzing gnats are impotently attacking a giant that doesn’t even have a weapon small enough to use on them. They can only be mocked or ignore.
Of course, this does leave me with a problem. Ginning up outrage is sorta my whole stock in trade. I’m going to have to find a new source of outrage. Hmmmm. Well, I could go after nuns. I still owe them payback for the 8th Grade. That might work. Okay Sister Gertrude, put on your game face, it’s on!
Sister Gertrude, huh?
You wouldn’t have gone to school in Ohio, by chance?
No, but I think the Catholic church had a fairly robust contingent of Sisters Gertrude back in 1970. Probably not so much anymore. I have mixed feelings about that.