Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year's Wish For 2017

From the moment Donald Trump rode down the escalator in Trump Tower on June 16, 2015, to declare his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president, he has been subjected to a vicious stream of attacks and criticisms from the left, center, and Republican establishment all the way through his nomination, election, and transition.

My wish is that those of you who opposed Trump, especially those of you who are Republicans or conservatives that served or advised previous Republican presidents, or backed other Republican candidates in 2016, would just go away.  Please, no more nasty tweets, Facebook posts, blogs, articles, interviews, or comments, or offering advice on what he must do to succeed in economic or foreign policy.  You had your chance. You left the the Middle East in a mess after thousands of dead and wounded and trillions in spending, and the economy in the worst condition and slowest recovery since the great Depression.  Just go away.  ENOUGH!

I suggest a two-year moratorium.  If Trump succeeds, be honest enough to acknowledge his success. If he fails, you can resume your criticism and say I told you so.  But he won and deserves the chance to succeed without your petty knifing every step along the way.  Why not offer words of encouragement instead?

Be honest like Niall Ferguson, who confessed his error in opposing Brexit.  Take a cue from Thomas Sowell and end your columns (for at least the next two years).

When you wish upon a star.........

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