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“BUT his TWEETS!” Lileks and Robby Starbuck Set the Sugarplum Thumb Suckers Straight

It seems odd that some people (ostensibly on the right) have not yet figured out that Trump’s tweets are one of his tools. He communicates directly with the world with no filterperson in his office or the filtered brains in the media. With his tweets, he dispenses punishment and confusion to his enemies. He does this very efficiently but some folks are still blathering about in the  “Correct Presidential Behavior” hot tub having intellectual hot flashes.

The dependably sane James Lileks provides healing for those afflicted ones as well as a pointer to an ever growing list of Trump accomplishments.

But His Tweets  | by James Lileks at Ricochet  Via Twitter, a list of Trump accomplishments.

Let me channel the dead-enders: It’s not like he was doing the LBJ routine in the cloakroom, twisting arms. It’s not like he was calling in Congresspeople to request a bill increasing funding for AIDS and Historically Black colleges. He signed what was put before him. A Rubio administration would have done the same.

Yeah, but … first you have to have a Rubio administration.

Yes, but if we’d had a Rubio administration, we would have all those good things, without the loss of international standing and the rise of Bad Vibes among demographics conservatives need to court.

Yes. But. International-standing-wise, here is your sack of sand and a hammer; enjoy your workout. As for the unpopularity amongst the youth and suburban women who were once well-disposed to the GOP but now give socialism a fresh look because they don’t like Trump’s character — the Youth would have always peeled off to the Left because that’s what you do when the slack sails of inexperience fill with the gusts of egalitarian blather. As for the suburban women, that’s a different post.

Point is, the media is transfixed by who Trump is, but what matters is the end result of his occupancy of the office. By the metrics of the left — bills passed, money spent — he ought to be seen as a best-case GOP president. If they could conceive of such a thing.

Thread by @robbystarbuck: I get asked sometimes by people who are on the fence or who aren’t very politically active: “What has @realDonaldTrump done or fixed as Pres… Robby Starbuck @robbystarbuck

I get asked sometimes by people who are on the fence or who aren’t very politically active:

“What has @realDonaldTrump done or fixed as President?”

It’s a good question deserving of an in depth answer, so here’s a thread listing some of what he’s done in 3 years. Read it all!
•This week Trump signed 3 bills for Native people. One gives compensation to the Spokane tribe for loss of their lands in the mid-1900s, one funds Native language programs and the other gives federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana
•This month Trump finalized the creation of Space Force as our 6th Military branch
•This month Trump signed a law to make cruelty to animals a federal felony so that animal abusers face tougher consequences
•Violent crime has fallen every year he’s been in office after rising the 2 years before he was elected
•Trump signed bill making CBD and Hemp legal
•Trump’s EPA gave $100 million to fix the water infrastructure problem in Flint, Michigan
•Under Trump’s leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil
•Trump signed a law ending the gag orders on Pharmacists that prevented them from sharing money saving information
•Trump signed the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), which includes the “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act” (SESTA) which both give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking
•Trump signed a bill to require airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding Moms
•The 25% lowest-paid Americans enjoyed a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, that outpaces a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country’s highest-paid workers
•Low-wage workers are benefiting from higher minimum wages and corporations that are increasing entry-level pay
•Trump signed the biggest wilderness protection & conservation bill in a decade and designated 375,000 acres as protected land ….

READ THE REST AT Thread by @robbystarbuck: I get asked sometimes by people who are on the fence or who aren’t very politically active: “What has @realDonaldTrump done or fixed as Pres…

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  • Ulysses Toole December 28, 2019, 1:02 PM

    In 1986 Pelosi and Schumer wanted you to believe all of the problems in the US were caused by President Reagan. In 2019 Pelosi and Schumer want you to believe all the problems in the US are caused by President Trump.

  • Auntie Analogue December 28, 2019, 1:13 PM

    Curious, isn’t it, that none of the items on Robby Starbuck’s list is why Americans voted for and elected Donald Trump to be our President?

  • ghostsniper December 28, 2019, 1:47 PM

    “…the Youth would have always peeled off to the Left because that’s what you do when the slack sails of inexperience fill with the gusts of egalitarian blather.”
    ==========

    That’s historical right there.
    In fact I’m gonna steal the hell out of it.

  • James ONeil December 28, 2019, 3:13 PM

    “What has @realDonaldTrump done or fixed as President?”

    Can’t say I agree, with all the points therein by a long shot. For example:

    ‘make cruelty to animals a federal felony’; Hey I like cute puppies and grizzly bears as much as the next guy and agree it’s just wrong to be cruel to them but I see it as a state and local problem, to be addressed and controlled.

    ‘ airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding Moms’; Laudable. Commendable. -if the airports want to do that, more power to them, but I just can’t seem to find, in the Constitution, the paragraph giving the feds the right to order them to do so.

    ‘Low-wage workers are benefiting from higher minimum wages ‘; Now that just ain’t so, Joe, low wage workers are losing jobs ’cause what they’re doing just ain’t worth a higher wage, you can’t sell a four dollar hamburger if you gotta pay a guy twenty bucks to flip it.

    ‘Trump signed the biggest … bill in a decade and designated 375,000 acres as protected land ….’; OUCH! Living in a state where 60% of the land is owned, lock, stock and barrel, by the feds, I can’t say that little nugget sits well with me.

    Now, having said that, now in spite of that, I’m damn glad Donald Trump is our president and even though he horrifies democrats by putting catchup on his steaks, he has my vote in 2020!

  • Casey Klahn December 28, 2019, 8:59 PM

    Yeah, that list reads like any normal presidential accomplishments list, with the exception of the Space Force and the crude oil production, which are singularly special in character and importance. But, many things there that the left and the dumbass repubs would laud were their stooge candidate in the POTUS chair.
    I get it. Trump may succeed as president on policy, but to the media he’s the GD devil in a blue suit.
    No POTUS since Reagan has been this good at going over the media’s heads to talk to the people.
    Get some, Mr Pres. Get some!

  • Snakepit Kansas December 29, 2019, 4:10 AM

    Jimmy,
    After some extensive travel through airports, I found out first hand that there are family rooms in many airports. After a trying flight from Manila to Nagoya to Detroit, our one year old daughter had worn us out with non-stop crying. God bless the surrounding passengers.. When we got to Detroit, someone from now defunct NorthWest took us to a small room that had a couple couches, baby crib and restroom. It was nice, quiet and no cost. We were able to relax for a few hours prior to our last connection to Wichita. I agree that the free market should create such demand, versus Gubmint intervention. Regardless, to this day I remember how much I appreciated that small airport family room.

  • ghostsniper December 29, 2019, 4:35 AM

    “…I just can’t seem to find, in the Constitution…”
    =========

    It’s called “the general welfare clause” and has been abused more than all other aspects of the constitution combined. All of this criminal behavior will end someday, as they always do, but I will most likely not get to experience it, but then, you never know. Let it die on the vine.

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