Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Great William E. Gladstone On Tax Cuts

"Let the money fructify in the pockets of the people."

Monday, January 23, 2017

Morning in America

Oh joy, oh rapture unforeseen,
The clouded sky is now serene,
The god of day — the orb of love,
Has hung his ensign high above,
The sky is all ablaze.


(With thanks to Gilbert and Sullivan)

Friday, January 20, 2017

“Free At Last”

Free from the Clintons.

Free from Obama.

Free from the Bushes.

Free from those who brought us foolish costly wars in the Mideast and destabilized the region.

Free from those who brought us the Great Financial Crisis of 2008-09 and the slowest recovery in modern history.

Free from those who opposed Trump every step of the way.  Free from their self-righteous tweets, posts, blogs, screeds, comments, articles, letters, and other outrageous charges.

Free from those who impose Political Correctness and stifle free speech.

And countless freedoms to come.

It’s morning in America!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Trump's Inauguration

During the campaign, many establishment Republicans and high-brow, pure conservatives viciously criticized Donald Trump, demanding that he cease his campaign or step aside for Mike Pence.

Now some of the most prominent of them are praising his nominations for secretaries of state and defense, other cabinet positions and executive agencies, and White House personnel.  Maybe Trump is not so bad after all?

These prominent individuals have not yet retracted their criticism of him or issued mea culpas.  Will they?  Who knows?  I'm not optimistic, but anything is possible in politics.

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.........