It Takes A Leader! 17

Donald Trump, World Class Negotiator, and Presidential Candidate

Donald Trump, World Class Negotiator, and Presidential Candidate

We have seen the Donald in action.

The man actually went into the mouth of the lion to consult, or confront the President of Mexico, Pena Nieto. The result was two men, leaders, meeting each other and deciding to discuss problems rather than bitch about how unfair the world is treating their countries. Nieto held his ground, and so did Trump. However, there was common ground and agreement on things they could work on together if Trump becomes President, and that is what won the day, cooperative agreements.

This is what leadership is all about.

In Trump’s speech he outlined a ten point immigration policy that reinforced what he has been saying for the last several months. There will be no amnesty, criminals will be deported, the wall will be built, and other items central to his immigration agenda. To cement the importance of immigration control, he presented a group of “Angel Mothers”, people who had lost children to illegal aliens who had dodged deportation on multiple occasions. Murder is murder, and these murders could been avoided if the immigration laws had been enforced.

Donald Trump’s speech lasted for over an hour. It was detailed, and delivered with emotion, and sources for each and every statistic announced. You can attack his sources, but you cannot attack his passion and sincerity.

Hillary has a problem. You see, Hillary was invited to talk to President Nieto, also. Hillary no-showed and Trump was there prepared for business. This says a lot about Hillary. She is probably in no condition to travel and negotiate with world leaders about anything, especially given her record of weakness in negotiating situations.

Hillary is not capable of handling the myriad of problems and relationships that is required of the President of The United States of America. Period!

Donald Trump has demonstrated the acuity and ability to address problems across a spectrum of interests, including immigration, foreign relations, the economy, and other macro-interests of our country. Hillary cannot be relied on to get out of bed.

Donald Trump is a leader, something we have not seen on the Presidential landscape since G W Bush. Trump brings a wealth of top level experience, and is capable of bringing to fruition his vision of America.

Hillary Clinton is only in the game for the checks written to the Clinton foundation. The woman is not capable of handling the affairs of our nation.

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So, What’s So Great About Paul Ryan? 6

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Speaker of The House
Rep Paul Ryan (R, WI)

It depends on who is doing the talking, but some say that the GOP is in a condition of disarray, and some say there are no more problems than usual in any political party. They are both right.

Usually, I listen with great interest as to who thinks what about the condition of a political party, and I think that a lot of people do the same. It comes as no surprise to anyone that the Democrat and Republican operatives are usually at loggerheads with others in their own respective parties. The story on which party is in worse shape changes with whoever is doing the talking.

Yesterday, the House Republicans elected Paul Ryan, (R, WI) as the new Speaker of The House. This is supposedly the third most powerful position in American government, but in the last few years has been a feckless position in spite of Republican majorities. New leadership was required, and it looks like the Republicans have elected a good one.

Paul Ryan was interviewed by John Roberts, Fox News Sunday this morning, and I liked what he had to say. His answers to Roberts questions were responsive, but not getting caught up into giving answers that would pin him down on issues that have yet to be discussed or negotiated. Paul Ryan emphasized vision, and that’s what the party needs. For some reason John Boehner just didn’t get it.

In my business career I learned that you simply can’t achieve goals without vision, dedication, and being open minded. There’s a time to compromise, and there’s a time to hold one’s position. There is also a time to manoeuvre your opponent into a position to help you work toward your goals.

I believe Paul Ryan understands, and this is the man needed to help drag our nation out of the doldrums caused by Obama’s policies. We need leaders, and Paul Ryan is a leader.

The GOP is not as bad off as some would have you think.

 

 

Something Is Going On Out There 11

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President Obama at Work

You can call it destiny. You can call it magic. You can call it prophecy. Whatever you call it, there’s some real stuff going on.

The President of The United States is talking about being impeached. Since he is the only one talking impeachment, does that mean that he has secret guilt?

The Congressional House of Representatives is threatening to sue the President. The Senate is not doing a damned thing.

The Russians are messing with the Ukrainians. The President of The United States refuses to give aid to the Ukrainians. They are not afraid to fight the Russians, and with a little help in arms and intelligence, they can beat the Russians. Where is Barack Obama? Wazzup with this?

Islamic terrorists are still murdering people. Muslims around the world don’t care.

The ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and The Levant) terrorist group, a derivative of Al Qaeda, has managed to take over most of Iraq since the United States military left that country. ISIS is funded from a number of sources and is ideologically much more extreme than Al Qaeda. They have announced that Christians are targets, and either must leave the country, convert to Islam, or die. Who is there to prevent this from happening?

The US economy is not improving. The employment rate has increased, but the number of full-time jobs has decreased. More people are employed part-time than ever before. We know Obama likes to mess with the economy, so, why is everything he does wrong?

Central American illegal immigrant children are welcomed with free food stamps, free schools, free medical care, free transportation to relatives homes, and free legal support. Africans, Europeans, Asians, and South Americans have to spend thousands of dollars over many years to gain legal entry into the United States. Why do you suppose this is?

US citizens are the most spied-upon populace in the world with the NSA, IRS, SEC, FCC, and FEC monitoring private email, private telephone conversations, political contributions, and shopping habits. If you sponsor a non-profit, conservative educational group, the President of The United States has approved your financial and regulatory harassment.

Just ask Lois Lerner.

Yes. There’s something going on out there. Or, not.

Something is missing in this world, allowing chaos to dominate where once there was leadership within and from the United States of America.

There is not a leader in the White House, and this a major domestic and world-wide problem.

  • Where is our leadership we need in tackling economic problems?
  • Where is our leadership when it comes to bringing a decent resolution to immigration and border problems?
  • Where is our leadership when it comes to working with a fractured Congress?
  • Where is our leadership when it comes to challenging the hegemonic designs of totalitarian leaders like Vladimir Putin?
  • Where is our leadership when it comes to fighting international Islamic terrorism?

Indeed, where is the President of The United States when so many problems bedevil the nation and the world?

Say no more. Just look at the pictures in the news. Campaigns and parties are on the President’s agenda. Work? Not so much.

Weak Country, Weaker Leadership 6

I really hate writing about this stuff. It is painful to even think about how our once great country has been weakened, and how we have forfeited our world-wide leadership role to a tin-horn dictator like Vladimir Putin.

It took Barack Obama only five years to achieve this seeming monumental task of taking the greatest nation in the history of the world and making it an also ran nation of sponges and nere-do-wells. Strong language?

Who can forget Barack Obama’s maiden apology tour in the beginning of his administration? In that period he sucked up to the French because we do not speak that language. He threw the Israeli’s under the bus because he thinks that he can suck up to terrorist run Islamic organizations to bring about middle-east peace.

How can anyone forget Obama’s attempt at “restarting” US/Russian relations when there was nothing wrong with our positions, anyway? Then, our fearless leader killed plans for a missile shield in Eastern Europe, a move that threw our best allies under the bus, and for what? The whole thing was theater to try to make Obama look good.

Did I mention the Arab Spring debacles? Remember Obama’s apology speech to the world of Islam that we have been wrong in out approach to Muslims? Do you remember when Barack Obama did not support the Egyptian military, but instead let the leadership of that country go to the Egyptian Brotherhood? Why did Obama praise this process.

Don’t forget about Libya where Barack Obama coined an expression that will forever haunt him and his administration. Leading from behind, indeed!

Our Maximum Leader, Barack Obama, has drawn another line in the sand in Syria. He has called for an end to the Assad regime. Where has he been while Assad has been cementing his control, and murdering thousands? That’s real leadership of the Obama kind.

I haven’t talked about Obama-care, a bad idea executed very badly. Nor have I written about the foolish idea of surrendering the management of Internet domain names to the United Nations, the first step in increased fees and content control of the most important technological and sociological developments in the last thousand years.

Weak leaders do not make just weak leaders. Weak leaders most often give no leadership. This is the story of Barack Obama, no leadership.

Ukraine Weekend 10

There is nothing new to report. Obama is stymied as to what to do. The Russians have pretty much consolidated their hold on the Crimea. The Ukrainian government is still without any options other than suicide, or holding their breath to make the Soviets Russians leave their country alone.

The West has threatened monetary and trade sanctions against the Russians, and the Russians reply forcefully, “Don’t do that!”

We all know that Russia depends financially on energy exports in natural gas and oil. It would seem that we could interrupt that flow of exports, thereby interrupting the flow of funds to their treasury. Whatever sounds good is not always good.

First of all, if we cut the natural gas pipelines from Russia to Eastern Europe, we not only mess with the Russians, but we also mess with the natural gas supplies of the European nations. Secondly, the Russians might decide to do that themselves in an exercise of hegemonic muscle.

So, what should we do? I don’t know. I do know the reason we elect leaders is to handle difficult situations to the advantage of the United States and its allies. The best long-term solution is to get new leadership. The best short-term solution is to play whatever cards we have, but that requires some courage of which our current leadership has none.

What do you think?