Letter to the Editor
On the twentieth of January, Donald Trump became President of the United States of America. Even before he was sworn in, he brought real change and real hope to America.
His most telling and significant accomplishment so far has been the exposure of the fraud that the mainstream media really is. Far too many people, for whatever reason, give too much credibility to the familiar talking heads they see on their television screens. If Trump accomplishes nothing else on his watch, this singular achievement will make his presidency one for the ages.
For those who may not know, the competing ideologies about America are that it is an exceptional nation. The other is that America is just another country not unlike all the other countries on the planet. Political Elitists favor the latter ideology. Ordinary folks like this old man in the woods want to see America and the America Dream preserved for future generations.
Those who do not believe in exceptional America want very much to see it destroyed. Oddly enough, those in this category are led and influenced by people who have achieved great wealth and influence. This writer will never understand this reality. Why would anyone who has achieved great success in America not want others to be able to do the same thing? Unfortunately, most of the media moguls do not accept the exceptional American idea.Donald Trump is at odds with the media maniacs and is not afraid of them. He has already proven that for the next few years, the treatment of Americans, especially him, will not be business as usual. Trump knows that the media did not put him in the White House. The media did not rah-rah for him in any way as he pursued the nomination for, and election to, the most powerful position in the world.
The contempt the media has for Trump is greater than the contempt they had for George W. Bush. The disdain is evident every day. There has not been, nor can we expect, any positive commentary about the Trump Presidency from the media. For them, Obama could do no wrong. Trump can do nothing right.
As bad as all this is, Mr. Trump faces a far worse adversary. That foe is to be found in the Republican Party. Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Senate admitted that he never thought Trump would be elected. Paul Ryan reluctantly came on board after the election.
These two men, the leaders of the Washingtonian cabal in the U.S. Congress, will be responsible for the success or failure of the Trump Administration. They are the kings of their house. They decide what legislation is important. They decide where federal money is spent. They set the agenda.
Given the cozy relationship these two have with Democrats, it is possible that Trump could be opposed at every turn. For many years, Democrats have determined the political agenda. It remains to be seen if that agenda continues or if Americans reset the course for a better day in America.