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Donald Trump; the good and the bad.

dwr.jpgMost of you who’ve read my blogs know that I don’t suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome, TDS. Nor do I suffer from its opposite number, Trump Adoration Syndrome, or TAS. I don’t care for Donald Trump’s New York brashness; his oratorical skills are mediocre; and he exaggerates a lot. Of course, Trump can’t hold a candle to Obama and the Clintons who are prolific and polished liars. (Trump’s supporters take him seriously, but not literally; his detractors taken literally but not seriously.)

But Trump’s accomplishments as President are many, solid, and transformative, in a positive direction. Furthermore, if, as is likely, he wins a second term this November, he’ll have an opportunity to undertake more of the gargantuan task of draining the Washington swamp. I’d love to see Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, John Brennan the Bidens and a few other nasty swamp critters headed for prison!

A lot of us have friends who have symptoms of, or even advanced cases of TDS.  I think this is largely attributable to grossly biased reporting by the mainstream media.  Independent research in the US indicates that approximately 92 percent of all media reporting is negative toward Trump.  In Canada, I’m guessing the negative bias would be north of 99 percent.  It’s small wonder that most Canadians have an unfavorable opinion of Donald Trump.

But when I engage people in discussions about US politics I find that most detractors are hard pressed to come up with even one concrete example of an action Trump has taken that is fundamentally negative for the USA, or for their democratic system of governance. The nastiness has overwhelmingly originated, from day one, from left-wing media and Democrats, and no, Trump doesn’t turn the other cheek.

TrumpBut when one examines his record since being inaugurated in January 2017, Donald Trump’s accomplishments have already been many.  I try to keep a short-list of his significant accomplishments in the back of my mind so I can discuss them with friends suffering from TDS. Those of you  who support Trump’s presidency, even if not his personality, might want to do the same.

My personal talking points include record low unemployment for American Blacks and Hispanics; and an overdue initiative against China’s industrial espionage; appointment of judges who support the Constitution, and protection for freedom of speech, and other individual and religious rights and freedoms.

My friend Rod Blair has put together a longer, very meticulously researched list of Trump accomplishments . I’d recommend you pick a few points and make them your own. They will help you to sooth at least some of the symptoms of TDS in your family and friends.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’m Dave Reesor

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Let’s Talk Pigs

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More than enough has been written about the battle over the appointment of the latest US Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh. But if you’ll indulge me, I’m going to write just a bit more, mostly for my American readers. And a warning; to say what I need to say requires me to be graphic.

Two years ago, incomprehensibly to most people, Donald Trump was legally elected as the president of the United States, this in spite of him being the least presidential, presidential candidate in American history. One of the many strikes against him was his checkered, and often piggish past, when dealing with women.

Since his election, the Democrats, and their allies in the media and entertainment industries have campaigned to drive him from office, in part, because of that past. They’ve feverishly opposed everything Trump has attempted, mostly unsuccessfully, including their latest attempt to block the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, a man who they also tried to portray as “a pig”.

KennedysSo, let’s talk pigs; but proven pigs, starting with the Kennedy brothers; Jack, Bobby, and Teddy.

Immediately after his marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier, (Jackie Kennedy), Jack Kennedy resumed his nonstop philandering ways, and didn’t relent until his assassination. While President, he routinely engaged in sex with a wide variety of women, often in the White House.

One of the women that had an affair with Kennedy, while he was the President, was Marilyn Monroe. At one event, a birthday party for Kennedy with Jackie in the audience, Ms. Monroe who was wearing a sexy skintight dress, sang a sultry; “Happy Birthday Mr. President”, to Kennedy, to his amusement and his wife’s embarrassment.

The president’s brother, Robert Kennedy, the US Attorney General at the time, also had an almost simultaneous affair with Monroe.

Teddy Kennedy was the youngest of the three Kennedy brothers. While a Senator, he got drunk at a party, and while heading back to his lodgings with a young woman who was not his wife, drove his car off Chappaquiddick bridge. He managed to swim ashore, but leaving the young woman in his car, he walked into town while pondering how to limit the damage to his political future. He didn’t report the accident for 10 hours. The investigation found that the young woman ran out of air after several hours, and drowned.

In spite of their proven, appalling behavior, the Kennedy brothers remain among the brightest stars in the New Left/Progressivist firmament.

Lyndon Johnson, the vice president who assumed the presidency after Kennedy’s assassination, was a well known, aggressive womanizer who often boasted that he’d.. “had more women by accident than Kennedy had on purpose.”

ClintonsLast, but far from least, the Clintons. Beginning with his time as Arkansas governor, and continuing during his time in the White House, Bill Clinton was followed by a trail of credible accusations of rape and sexual assault. His wife and recent presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton accused Bill’s accusers of being trailer trash and liars. I thought women were always to be believed, especially by the sisters?

Of course, the highlight of Clintons’s philandering while President, was his lopsided relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a young White House intern over whom he obviously had huge influence. On at least one occasion he amused himself by inserting a cigar into her vagina. On another occasion, he left a semen stain on that famous blue dress. If you’re too young to remember, Google it.

All this piggery in the Oval Office, and those in the Progressivist Left say Trump has stained it, just by being there? And they’re puzzled why more and more ordinary people think they’re nuts?

Recently, Hillary the feminist icon, blew Bill’s Oval Office affair off with: “They were both adults.” People like Hillary should make us throw up, except, we’re getting used to it.

But Don’t. Get used to it I mean. There’s a commonality among these people, and that is, that they behaved like pigs, or abused women, while they were in the Executive Branch, or in the White House, or even in the Oval Office. Their other commonality is that they all are, or were, Democrats.

Make sure your Democratic friends are aware of this on November 6th!

I’m Dave Reesor

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The Economist and TDS

Dave 07An Open Letter to the Economist Magazine

June 26, 2018

Dear Sir or Mdm.

As a long-term subscriber to the Economist magazine, I feel compelled to write to you about my concerns regarding your magazine’s symptoms of extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome or TDS. Since 1843, your magazine has arguably been the premier English language source, worldwide, for hard news, delivered competently and dispassionately. Yet I fear that over the last number of years, and particularly since the candidacy and inauguration of Donald Trump, you have increasingly become an advocacy magazine rather than a news magazine.

Trump the Wrecker.jpgNo matter what the story, your take is overwhelmingly negative towards anything Donald Trump does. Let me make it clear; I don’t like Donald Trump. He is a bombastic egotist, although I must point out that his predecessor was simply a more refined egotist.

(Regarding this Economist cover: you forget that Trump was elected to shake up (wreck if you will), the failed modus operandi of the past.)

Presidents are not elected to be refined, but to provide leadership; in other words, to get things done. Elegant and articulate speeches that lead nowhere are not leadership. In that regard, Churchill was an articulate leader; Obama was an articulate failure.

12summit-handshake-jumbo-v4Just to give a couple of recent examples of your ever more absurd coverage of all things Trump; you called Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore “a stunt.” So far, that stunt has brought American hostages home; suspended North Korea’s annual “hate America” festival; and apparently will result in repatriating the bodies of American soldiers killed in the Korean War.

Most importantly, it elicited a commitment from Kim to dismantle his nuclear arsenal. If he fails to do it, sanctions and military exercises can be resumed. That’s a better start than any of Obama’s stunts.

You call the US withdrawal from United Nations Human Rights Council, “an empty gesture.” If so, it’s a long overdue empty gesture. Fiddling around the edges of a hopelessly dysfunctional and discredited organization is a waste of time. The HRC needs to be disbanded, and sanely reconstituted.

Recent separation of illegal immigrant families under the Trump Administration are no different in kind than what happened under the Obama administration, yet under Trump you imply that it’s a far more serious moral issue. Is it?

The manifestations of your magazine’s advanced TDS would fill a book, and it distresses me to say that on things Trump, the Economist now has little more credibility than media organizations like the New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN; organizations that have made no secret of their intention to forgo objective news in their campaign to unseat Donald Trump.

Please do better.

Yours truly

Dave W Reesor

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Trump’s Win-Win Summit

Dave 07A Zero-Sum Game is a situation in which one person or group can win something only by causing another person or group to lose it. It’s a central tenet of the left -wing Progressivist worldview. If someone gets richer, then, in their view, someone else must get poorer.

A recent issue of The Economist magazine shows Trump astride a wrecking ball with the accompanying article bemoaning the way Trump is “wrecking” the norms of world trade, and diplomacy. (Which, by the way, is exactly what he was elected to do.)

Then in articles and newscasts, Progressivist media outlets like The Economist, CNN and their ilk, confidently predicted that Trump, because of his propensity to ignore the norms of diplomacy, was going to lose at his summit with North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un. And in their worldview, they were proven right. The headline in the following week’s Economist was a play on Kim Jong Un’s name: “KIM JONG WON.”

12summit-handshake-jumbo-v4Well, yes he did. For a couple of days, one of the world’s worst characters was a leading figure on the world stage, and in the world’s media. He met face-to-face with the most powerful man in the world; the President of the United States. They stood side by side. Kim even won the concession that military exercises by the South Koreans and the United States would be suspended.

And in the Progressivist mind, since Kim won those victories, Trump must have lost. Because in the Progressivist mind, life is a zero-sum game.

Progressivists won’t acknowledge that in exchange for Trump suspending military exercises, Kim agreed to de-nuclearize the Korean Peninsula, and that if he fails to do that, the Americans and South Korean can simply resume military exercises and ratchet up the economic sanctions.

Progressivists like to point out that Trump has a big ego. Yes, and so does Kim Jong-Un. Incidentally, so does Barack Obama; otherwise how do you explain a singularly unaccomplished individual accepting a Nobel Peace Prize before he’d done anything?   Omama acceptance 2012An even moderately humble individual would’ve said: “How about we wait until after my first term and see how things have gone?” (But then, someone who began his run for the presidency by saying that he was going to end sea level rise would certainly not foresee any problem with bringing peace to the world, would he? How has that worked out?)

Anyway, Trump has a big ego. But as a New York real estate tycoon it’s inevitable that  he’s had to deal with lots of other big egos, and he understands that it’s inevitable that sometimes two big egos will meet. So they got along and Trump massaged Kim’s ego, (and he massaged his own), and in so doing, he moved the world an important first step away from nuclear war.

I’d call that a win-win-win. The South Koreans seem to think so and they certainly have more skin in the game than anyone else. But Progressivists, especially those afflicted with advanced Trump Derangement Syndrome have no concept of what win-win even means. Or else their animus towards Trump is so pathological that they’d rather leave South Korea under nuclear threat than see the US President have a win. That’s rather sick.

Isn’t it a fact that achieving a win-win is what the Art of the Deal is really all about?

I’m Dave Reesor

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They’re Embarrassing!

Dave 07I’ve always readily affirmed that Donald Trump regularly does and says things that are embarrassing, ill considered, and too often detrimental to his own cause.

And of course, Canadians, especially those with a full blown case of DTS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) love to jump on these indiscretions and point out what an idiot the Americans have chosen for a President.

If you’re one of those, I’d suggest that you peruse the following photos. JT at Pride 2

JT at Pride

Now reflect on some of Justin Trudeau’s more famous observations, such as:  “the budget will balance itself; I admire China’s basic dictatorship; Fidel Castro was a great revolutionary; and, we can grow the economy from the heart outward. If you know what that means………

J A MacDonald150 years ago we had John A. MacDonald; flawed but with a vision for the Canadian Nation.

Now we have Justin Trudeau, announcing to the world that Canada is not a nation.

 

So reflect on this: Do we Canadians have any justification in jeering at the leader of the United States?

 

 

 

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Stop Feeding the Critters!

Dave 07I’ve been fortunate enough to travel a bit, mostly on business, and one of my favourite places is Washington DC. I’ve visited the monuments – the Lincoln Memorial is, to use the word appropriately for once, awesome. It takes more insight than I can comprehend to convey what Lincoln did at Gettysburg, using only 270 words.

And the Vietnam War Memorial is pure genius; nothing but a black granite wall engraved with the names of 58,000 Vietnam vets who died in that conflict. Vietnam Memorial.jpgIt begins as a wedge and gradually heightens, building emotion as you walk along it. 58,000 names truly is overwhelming. But then you think of the American Civil War with more than 600,000 dead, or the 20th century with over 100 million civilian deaths, killed mostly by the Communists, or the National Socialists / NAZIS, for the greater good of an imagined utopian state. Socialism’s ultimate experiments.

But underneath the facade of the inspiring monuments and beautiful buildings, Washington DC is a swamp. (I guess because I’m an old farm boy the picture in my mind is more of a barnyard that hasn’t been cleaned out for decades. It’s a breeding ground for maggots, and a nasty mess, and whoever gets around to cleaning it is going to get nasty.)

But let’s stick with the contemporary metaphor. Donald Trump says he’s gone to Washington to “drain the swamp.” That’s good, because last November the American electorate hired him to do exactly that.

Unsurprisingly, the Swamp Critters don’t like it.

Because if you’ve followed American politics like I have, since November 1963, you’ve come to realize that the Washington swamp grows darker and murkier by the decade. Swamp Critter Elitists have increasingly taken control, and they include many – not all –  Democratic and Republican politicians, lobbyists, lawyers, leeches – oh yeah, I already mentioned the lobbyists and lawyers , and the bureaucracy which is often known as the deep state.

And many bureaucrats in the deep state are convinced that politicians come to Washington to learn how things work, rather than the other way around. And by the way, the deep state bureaucracy in Ottawa is just as convinced. Their view is that if a political party doesn’t lean Progressivist Left, they have no right to the levers of power, no matter what the electorate has said.

And of course, Washington’s (and Ottawa’s) self-styled Elites also include the media, and while they aren’t officially part of government apparatus, they’re definitely Swamp Critters.

Considering that Trump Derangement Syndrome has reached pandemic levels, the administration has nevertheless made admirable headway over the last six months in reducing or eliminating dozens of job-killing regulations.

For the first time ever, there seems to be an awareness in Washington that, vis-à-vis North Korea, kicking the can down the road is no longer an option. Illegal immigration is way down; the stock market, and permanent jobs, are up.

There have indeed been too many amateur hour stumbles, and too many ill-advised Tweets (Somebody, please, Duck Tape His Thumbs!), but the simple fact is that American voters hired Trump because they were sick of professional politicians.

And put the worst spin on it that you will; the Trump crowd’s sometimes unwise, but so far, non-criminal interactions with the Russians, pale in comparison to Hillary Clinton’s clearly criminal carelessness with classified emails, destruction of evidence, perjury, and influence peddling.

Add to that the fact that if Hillary had moved into the White House, Bill would have moved in there with her. Interns beware!

Swamp-Thing-25-00.pngI’m not a huge Donald Trump fan, but I’m a Yuge fan of what he was hired to do, and I genuinely hope for his success.

But he’ll need to smarten up, and learn to STOP FEEDING THE CRITTERS!

Soon please!

I’m Dave Reesor in Calgary.

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Forgive him, for he was a Democrat

Dave 07Donald Trump has been in the news a lot lately. (That’s my entry in the understatement of the century contest.) The left, and the mainstream media – yes I know, it’s the same thing – dined out during the election, and still do, on Donald Trump’s past crudeness and vulgarity, and his disrespect for women.

Most famously, in 2005, Donald Trump had a recorded conversation in which he made vulgar and unconscionable comments about his modus operandi for “seducing” women; hardly the appropriate word, but anyway. It was characterized by his supporters as locker room talk; that’s hardly a locker room any decent man would want to be in.

But here’s a fact, and I’m astonished that, to my knowledge, no one else has brought this up. In 2005, Donald Trump was a Democrat, and he was simply carrying on like Democrats carry on.

Consider this. While married to Jackie Kennedy, and, while President, the iconic John F. Kennedy dallied almost daily, with a long string of mistresses. LBJNot to be outshone, Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon Johnson, bragged that he’d had more women by accident than Kennedy ever had on purpose. Johnson’s respect for women apparently extended to those who would sleep with him.

Bill Clinton’s high profile, illicit sexual encounters began during his time as Arkansas governor and didn’t end with his Presidency. The Oval Office had to be sterilized after he left in 2001. (Just kidding, but not much.)

hillaryAnd on the “ladies” side, there are numerous eyewitness accounts illustrating that Hillary Clinton possesses one of the foulest mouths on the planet. As someone said, she is a very nasty woman indeed. Follow the links if you don’t believe me.

Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards carried on an affair while his wife was dying of cancer, and the unfortunately unforgettable Democratic congressman, Anthony Weiner, achieved fame for his very personalized selfies. Weinergate was named after him.

Every one of them – except the thoroughly nasty Hillary – could be characterized as a misogynist, yet, for some reason yet undiscovered by psychiatry, Democratic men are still revered by modern feminists; you know, the ditzes who favor homophobic and misogynistic, sharia law governed countries, over modern and libertarian Israel.

Be that as it may, my point is that in 2009, four years after his locker room verbal hemorrhage, Trump converted to Republicanism. (Maybe guilt overtook him.) Considering his two steps forward, one step back pattern of behavior, he’s still, quite obviously, a recovering Democrat. He still has some distance to go, but overall, his behavior has improved as a Republican.

And that’s the perspective from The Great White North.

Best regards to each of you

Dave Reesor

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That Hopey Changey Thing

Dave 07In a December interview, Michelle Obama bemoaned the upcoming Trump presidency, and, as she saw it, the end of hope. She said: “Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept and Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes. He and I and so many believe that.”

And then she asked, rhetorically: “What else do you have if you don’t have hope.”

Well, change maybe? Wasn’t that really what Obama was supposed to be about; “change that you can believe in”?

There was change all right. Libya has become a failed state thanks to the Obama/Clinton State Department; an emboldened Vladimir Putin threatens former Soviet satellites in Eastern Europe; “Junior Varsity” ISIS  – as characterized by Obama – spreads terror around the world; hundreds of thousands have died in Syria, and Europe is overwhelmed with refugees. That’s the international scene.

There was change at home as well. Millions more now have healthcare, but they’re offset by the millions losing their health care; murderous mayhem rages in the cities with the tightest gun control regulations; race relations have worsened, and there’s a cool 10 trillion in new US federal debt. You’re welcome Millennial’s. You’ll be paying that off for the rest of your lives.

Mich Obama.pngI doubt if that’s change you can believe in but it’s change that happened. Of course Ms. Obama was actually bemoaning the death of  her hopes for an uninterrupted left wing agenda. I suspect that for the next four years at least, that is indeed a forlorn hope.

But for the millions of Deplorables  who voted for Donald Trump, it appears that hope has been rekindled, and is very much alive. It’s a fool’s game to analyze the Trump Administration  five days in, but I’d say it’s quite sane to predict that there will be “yuge” change. Let’s hope that the change this time is positive; commonsensical and sustainable. Everyone should believe in that!

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We’re strictly membership-based, and the cost is just $5 a month, or less. With just 500 more members, we will be able to produce at least one video per week. Someday, your children and grandchildren will thank you!

Best to each of you!

Dave Reesor

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In the First Place

Dave 07Last week I blogged about the differences, as I see them, between left and right. The next day I received my copy of Imprimis, a monthly publication of Hillsdale College. It features an article by the college President, Dr. Larry P Arnn, entitled: A More American Conservatism. This week I was going to publish some back-and-forth online conversations that I’ve had with friends from the left but instead I’m going to encourage you to read Dr. Arnn’s article. Because whatever your nationality, or political persuasion, it deserves at least one read-through.

Dr. Arnn observes that: “Things in the past are like things in the present; they must be judged.” In other words, just because it worked in the old days does not necessarily mean it still works. Think about that, conservatives.

But he goes on to say that we know that: “things that have a good reputation for a long time are more trustworthy than new things.” In other words, just because it’s labelled “progressive” doesn’t guarantee its value. Such arguments are neither left, nor right.

Dr Larry Arnn.jpgHe says: “Laws are made now chiefly by regulatory agencies which combine, in themselves, all three powers of government.” He means that the bureaucracy now behaves as if it has the power of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, all put together. His point is beyond dispute.

And this: “Every employer, every school, many clubs, and family life itself are now the subject of rules too complex for the layperson to grasp.” That’s also beyond dispute and is the reason that ordinary people, left and right, throughout Western democracies, feel they have very little say in their own governance.

Dr. Arnn’s personal style couldn’t be farther from that of Donald Trump, yet he is hopeful about the new US administration. Because, as he points out: “Trump ran in utter defiance of the (debate stifling) political correctness that enforces this new system of government.” Bracketed words mine. Any person who believes that open debate helps lead us to the best ideas must find that hopeful!

All in all, this is an exceptional article, and I would recommend it to everyone interested in thoughtful public discourse. And I urge you to subscribe to this publication, called Imprimis. It means: In the first place, which is always the logical place to start.

Best to each of you!

Dave

P.S. I think quite a few of you know that Danny Hozack has been a force in thoughtful conservatism for a long time. For the past several years he’s organized an annual conference called Essentials of Freedom, which alternates between Calgary and Edmonton. This year it’s in Calgary.

Be sure to mark Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 on your calendar. And think about bringing your children, and grandchildren. More information next week.

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No true conservative could vote for Donald Trump

Dave 07

Donald Trump is no conservative and never has been. In addition to his myriad other non-conservative views and actions in the past, Trump has flat out said: “I love EMINENT DOMAIN!”

 Now, the legal definition of eminent domain is a (government’s) power to take private property for public use by a state, municipality, or private person or corporation authorized to exercise functions of public character.

 Expropriation of land through the application of eminent domain has always been understood to apply to major projects such as railways, major roads, public facilities etc. that will benefit a wide spectrum of the public.

 But Trump loves eminent domain because he can use it to force private individuals to sell him property on which to develop his casinos and golf courses. In other words, Donald Trump loves that the government will help him run over fellow citizen’s property rights so he can expand his entertainment empire. 

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Trump Casino

 That is the very antithesis of conservatism. NO TRUE CONSERVATIVE CAN SUPPORT THIS.

 If you want more detail, here’s a start. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/265171/donald-trump-and-eminent-domain-robert-verbruggen

 Another hallmark of common-sense conservatism is being practical, and realistic. Trump’s stated goal, to round up 11 million illegal immigrants and their American-born children is pure fantasy. Logistically, legally, and practically, it cannot be done.

 Sure, they’re illegals, but don’t give me the crap that simply because they entered the United States illegally, they are therefore, serious lawbreakers.  Anybody out there ever slow down in an area where you know that photo radar is common, and then exceed the speed limit in areas where you’ve never see a cop? Laws that are unenforced are obviously not very important, and people act accordingly.

 National borders should be secured, and American administrations and congresses to date have completely failed to do their job. If securing the US borders is important, then vote for politicians that believe it’s important, but that also have a practical solution.

 And once the borders are secure, there must be a way for hard-working, law-abiding, immigrants to achieve legal status, maybe by five years of law-abiding, and hard work.

 And finally, send a message to the small percentage who do commit serious crimes, (and to dopey municipal governments like San Francisco’s), by imprisoning them, and then, without fail, shipping them back to their country of origin with the guarantee of a massive prison sentence if they return.

That’s probably only a few hundred thousand people, and deporting that many may actually be doable. In fact, many might even self deport if the penalties for illegals breaking the law are stiff enough.

 Donald Trump is a windbag, albeit one who has performed a valuable service for America by putting serious issues on the table, however clumsy, obnoxious, and completely unrealistic his solutions are.

Trump waves goodbyBut this November’s election is critical, and it’s time for The Donald to fade from the political landscape, and for Americans to focus, not just on issues, but on realistic solutions to those issues.

 Trump’s “Unfavorable” ratings in national polls suggest that in the general election, he would lose. But the alternative being Clinton or Sanders, Republicans would be forced to get out and vote Trump, to at least try and stop an ever more damaging experiment with “Progressivism”.

 True conservatives will never put themselves in that position.

 Anyway, that’s the view from across the Northern Fence.

I’m Dave Reesor, in Calgary Alberta.