It sure has been a good one!
2017, the year where the unimaginable played out in the U.S.A. When Republican Donald Trump took the reins back from the ultra left wing Democrat party, the Hillary apologists in the media were humiliated daily, and the desperation of the left to regain it’s power led to the #MeToo ‘movement’ and subsequent self destruction of key left wing politicos and personalities.
The new Donald Trump reality is one that has proven to be fruitful for retirement accounts with unheard of new highs in market confidence and new commitments to American industry and innovation. As regulatory burdens have been lifted, the promise of full employment, and income increases are now appearing to be the next sure thing.
Its the Economy stupid.
Or at least it was 25 years ago, when Bill Clinton’s campaign said so. Now with all the most positive news about the American work and manufacturing sector happening, pollsters would tell us that the president is only enjoying the lowest polling numbers, but of course same said pollsters predicted a Hillary win in November of 2016 as well, so..
In Michigan, we can certainly still revel in helping Donald Trump win that 2016 race, but there are those who had ZERO faith in the Republican candidate for president, withdrew support in the wee hours of the campaign, yet think they have the credibility to carry the flag of the grand old party to the Michigan executive office in 2018.
Watching that particular joker lose that bet again in August will be nearly as fun as it was watching Trump win Michigan turn red in the 2016 general election. I suppose Michigan might think Snyder 2.0 is a worthwhile bet, ..or maybe not.
Trump has proven not only Snyder Junior wrong, but just about any detractor on the left, OR the neu-right. When even the #NeverTrump ‘conservatives’ were arguing that the Russia collusion nonsense was probable, it was still simple fantasy. 2017 has revealed there is more evidence to support the jailing of Trump’s former political opponent, than anything he himself might be found culpable.
The perpetrator in pantsuit is likely dreading 2018 and the ongoing discoveries that will bury her and her criminal enterprise; a development that could certainly challenge 2017 for “best year” status. Though its no guarantee, continued pressure by the Judicial Watch organization as well as from some key congressional figures has yielded much that points to unacceptable levels of corruption from the Clinton Inc., including the pressure to sell off state security for Clinton family personal profit.
In the meantime, the Donald plods on with renewed flexing of American Muscle, regained respect in the eyes of the world, a major slap-down of the United Nations after RIGHTLY deciding that the capitol of Israel is where it is. The EPA is being defanged, the military is abandoning the nonsensical capitulation to the trans-humanist lobby, Immigration control is being returned, and the tax cuts that will allow us to grow out of our debt have happened!
What is not to like?
President Trump proclaiming Nov. 7, the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, as the National Day for the Victims of Communism?
The appeal of the Mandate which forced American citizens to buy a consumer product (health insurance) as a condition of citizenship?
The ban on travel from nations that provide a serious national security and safety risk?
A re-energized space exploration program that promises technical and inspirational future benefit?
A renewed and vigorous defense of human life, and opposition to abortion on demand?
Conservative appointments to the courts, including a top shelf constitutional jurist to the Supreme court?
A rejection of the Paris accord, which threatened higher costs to American industry and taxpayers alike?
VA reform, allowing veterans to access in a more timely manner, the benefits due them?
The end of the Justice Department Operation Choke Point, an Obama program encouraging banks not to do business with “high risk” businesses, which was used to target gun dealers?
The rollback on Obama admin regulations that “would necessarily bankrupt” coal providers?
Strengthening our military?
What, I ask?
2017 was indeed a great year. It was a year which returned us to a direction of greatness unknown since the 80s, and possibly beyond. A year which many of us could not have imagined, and a direction that takes us back to the promise of our nation’s prominence on the world stage once again.
2017 was a year to reward the optimist.
While we still might have some minor things (who doesn’t?) to complain about, there are so many great things that were apparently out of reach only a year ago that have, or are now becoming reality, that most complaints can be set aside for now. Politically, we are seeing the decline of the democrat party, and nationally, we are seeing a return to the confidence of a nation held back for too many years.
Best year ever?
Perhaps, but looking great for at least a few more to follow as well.
Happy New Year folks!!!