Whither optimism?

The Washington Examiner thinks Trump’s budget requires and should produce optimism – “The political Left struggled on Tuesday to find terminology sufficiently jarring to express their rage and disdain for President Trump’s just-released budget. That’s the price we pay for living in an age of political hyperbole.”

What’s actually remarkable about Trump’s budget is that its cuts are modest and, in many cases, are not cuts at all, merely smaller increases than some people desired or expected.
Many have criticized the document’s optimistic projection of a return to 3 percent annual economic growth, which could fall victim to the low and slow expectations that became normal throughout the last eight years. But 3 percent growth is attainable with the right policies in place, and suggesting it is impossible is defeatism.

The fact that it will be difficult to achieve makes it more vital — not less — that the federal government not be allowed constantly to grow and never to shrink. Once again, Congress should ignore the dire predictions and get on with putting policies in place that make optimism possible again.

David Prentice says Strong Enough – “It is disconcerting how many have become so unhinged over the past years. Even so, it’s not possible to have guessed just how extreme and hyperbolic the left would become.”

Championing “resistance” as if they were in a revolutionary cadre in a South American country was not expected. Acting like whining toddlers en masse was not anticipated. A media in total hysterical lockstep to unearth any evidence that Trump was bad, going as low as critiquing two servings of ice cream for him, was not foreseen.
Strength is a manifold concept. Some would say that calling for “strength” in a political leader borders on wanting a strongman such as a Mussolini, but that’s not it at all. It’s simply, strong enough.
It means bringing a different skill set to Washington. It means having a mind strong enough to strive towards a new change of direction for the country against a complacent Washington swamp that loves the power they have and the direction they have set.
Steve Bannon is on record: “If you think they (the left, the media) are going to give your country back without a fight you are sadly mistaken.”

Make no mistake, this is war, one declared by the left, and one we as citizens must face. They are pulling out all the stops. They lie, they cheat, they know the stakes, they want their power back.

Meanwhile, the suicide bomber at a Manchester teenie concert has disturbed the force, the Pope gave the President a book with his non-religious rantings on the economy and climate, more seem to be realizing that the Russian Collusion grand conspiracy theorizing is vaporware, and the Left’s propaganda machine is fixated on a gesture between the President and the First Lady.

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