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100-day Report Card

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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 06:35 AM
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Yeah, we've about reached the first 100 days of President Trump's administration. I'm not convinced how major a landmark this is (the media seems enthralled by it), but it does seem a reasonable place to take a look at how things are progressing compared to how I, as a voter, wanted them to progress. This is obviously one man's opinion, but I believe it will be close to what the majority of America are thinking... and, sorry if this triggers anyone's sensibilities, the American people do and always have held the true power. On person, one vote, as opposed to who can cry the loudest or twist things the hardest.

So here's my report card on Trump, the Congress, and the activists:
     

    President Donald Trump

    • Immigration (aka the Wall): A

      He has sought bids and is seeking funding for his signature wall, but more importantly, illegal border crossings are down substantially.

    • The Economy: B+

      I am already seeing jobs increase in Engineering in my area. I wish it could be faster, but that might be unrealistic. He has also been very busy trying to get rid of regulations that have caused job growth in higher-income industries to move off shore.

    • Sanctuary Cities: B

      Despite the court setbacks, he has actively proposed defunding cities which harbor illegal immigrants in defiance of Federal law.

    • Military: A+

      Trump has used the military twice already, first to bomb a source of illegal weapons deployment in Syria and the second to destroy a series of ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan. Both actions were taken decisively, and both were a complete surprise to those targeted. He also was able to use these actions to further other goals, like strengthing relations with China and changing the dynamic with Russia. In North Korea, he is exhibiting strength while also maintaining some measure of restraint.

    • Foreign Relations: A

      Trump seems to be getting along with other countries well, despite taking a hard-line stance with the military. China is cooperating on North Korea, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are cooperating in the Middle East, Russia has backed down once on the Syria standoff, and Mexico and Canada are renegotiating NAFTA.

    • Energy: B

      Trump has backed us away from the disaster known as Global Warming. He has also opened the door to clean coal technology and restarted completion of pipelines. Hopefully more renewable energy technology is in our future, but for now we need energy and Trump is getting out of the way of us obtaining it.

    • Supreme Court: B

      So far, I like what I see in Neil Gorsuch. This can quickly change depending on his actions as a Supreme Court Justice.

    • Domestic Issues: D

      I'm very concerned about removing the Net Neutrality law.

    • Health Care: C

      The replacement for Obamacare is more of a weakening of Obamacare. While the Congressional GOP carries much of the blame for that, Trump did support it. He gets credit/blame for his support.

    • Taxes: I

      Looking OK, but not enough information yet to form a solid opinion. I would have liked to see the tax brackets more progressive, but increasing the standard deduction, wiping out some of the other loopholes, and reducing the overall burden (including simplification) are good things. I'm concerned about removing the Alternative Minimum Tax.

      Overall Grade: B

     

    Congress (GOP):

    • Healthcare: D-

      The bill was a disaster, even to the point that the entire party couldn't get behind it. This issue should have been worked out long before now, but apparently even the GOP couldn't believe they were about to win. Still no excuse for sitting on their hands.

    • Confirmations: C+

      Slow, but they did finally get most high-profile appointees confirmed. The '+' comes from the Senate's forced vote on Gorsuch. Points removed because there seemed to be more concern about partisanship than actual vetting; I have concerns about DeVos.

      Overall Grade: C-

     

    Congress (DNC):

    • Healthcare: D-

      Despite the bill being a disaster, their solution was to do nothing rather than try to find a solution. The GOP and Trump have made many offers for them to come to the table, all to no avail. They still own Obamacare in my mind since they have done nothing to try to even fix it.

    • Confirmations: F

      Stall, complain, accuse, exaggerate, complain some more. Warren even went so far as to get herself censured. I have seen nothing productive, nothing even approaching reality, from the DNC representatives, which has only served to increase partisanship and make them more impotent.

      Overall Grade: F

     

    Activists (GOP):

      Overall: B-

      No real change from earlier years, but they actually get a boost from the DNC by comparison. That is the only reason they got above a 'C'.

     

    Activists (DNC):

      Overall: F-

      Riots over losing an election, continual judicial activism, extreme arrogance, apathy towards the electorate, reversed positions based only on partisanship, false accusations, childish name-calling, hypocrisy, and complete illogic dominate this group. The recent episodes at Berkeley are only the latest expose of their particular brand of inequity, and I believe all this will lead to major political defeats in the years to come. It's now going to take a long time to get the bad taste they have left out of the American citizens' mouths. An 'F' is generous; expulsion would be more truthful (and may well be the final decision of the voters).

     

Now, I know there will shortly be a slew of partisans by to tell me how wrong I am. The truth is that I may be misinformed, but it is not possible for me to be wrong. These are opinions and perceptions, not facts, and thus not subject to fact-checking. I feel the way I feel. A better method of debate on this issue would be to present one's own perceptions along with supporting reasoning. It is my hope (but not my expectation; hence the Mud Pit forum) that this would be the direction this thread would take.

TheRedneck




posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 06:36 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

Exactly. PResident Donald Trump gets an A+ for everything.

All the democrats have earned F;s. Again.

Are country is already great again and its only been 100 days of massagin' from Da Trumpsta. Personally I go home every night relaxed cause I got my daddy looking over me, making sure I and my neighbors are safe, fed and all tucked in. THat's what Trump is to us, Redneck. He's are new daddy.

Well said.
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 06:40 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

I like your OP, it summarizes very well what has gone on with the Trump administration, I can not believe that up to this time in the year since election, some members of his cabinet are still waiting to be confirmed, that tells you the amount of road block that the democrats are putting on to screw no only Trump but the entire nation.

I guess is like a evil lover if I can not have it nobody will.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 06:44 AM
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a reply to: marg6043

Exactly Marg! Well said!

When King Obama was president congress bent over backwards to do whatever he wanted. Socialistic communist healthcare? No problem. Gun reform? Done. Banishment of free press? Can do.

Now that we have a real american elected president look whats happening. All the liberals in congress are obstructing everything Trumps trying to do.

Nice double standard from the left. Again.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 06:45 AM
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Good summary.
I would disagree with you on foreign policy.

I think Trump has done a good job in re-establishing the US as a leader, however, I think he was duped in regards to Syria and has backed himself into a corner. I think that mistake means the highest mark I could give is a C.

There will, of course, be liberal activists who don't care about truth and only care about spewing propaganda, and they will paint the first 100 days as F across the board. I am thankful for these people because it highlights the mindset of the enemy of free thinking people across the world. It helps people see the problem and danger of liberalism and globalism.

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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 06:46 AM
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The Democrats will never do better than an "F" for the foreseeable future.. From cheating/rigging the election to their tantrum throwing since losing, they've dug themselves a hole that will take a long time to get out of.
I personally agree with your grades. Trump is not perfect, but at least he's trying.
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 06:47 AM
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originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: TheRedneck

I like your OP, it summarizes very well what has gone on with the Trump administration, I can not believe that up to this time in the year since election, some members of his cabinet are still waiting to be confirmed, that tells you the amount of road block that the democrats are putting on to screw no only Trump but the entire nation.

I guess is like a evil lover if I can not have it nobody will.



The message is loud and clear - Trump is succeeding despite the ridiculous antics of extremists in Washington and their paid army of anarchists around the country.


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 06:52 AM
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Anyone with even an 8th grade education would look at the last 100 days and give him a 'Participation Award'. He has in no way earned anything else. Unless you get points for talking about stuff you can't actually deliver on.


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 06:53 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

You grade the Dems as an F? Lol. And you accuse "partisans" of disagreeing with you? That alone shows that you too are heavily partisan. Trump and the Republicans don't even talk to the Dems. No one asks their input on any legislation yet Trump demands their capitulation to vote on bills.

I'm not going to stand here and say that you have to be 100% satisfied with the Dems' approach as a conservative. I'm sure their obstructionism is grating, but you can't sit there and chuck the wagon at them when the majority party is actively snubbing them. The Dems are doing the right thing in that regard. If you don't want to talk to them, then stand aside and let them screw up. Don't expect any votes from them though.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 06:57 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth

I really can't argue with you on Syria. I think the action was warranted regardless because Assad had a duty to ensure his country was free from chemical weapons, but I'm personally not convinced it was an overt, personally-attributable attack. Still, the bombing sent a clear message.

Thanks to you and everyone else so far for chiming in. I see this thread as a good way to gauge the political perceptions of the country (as well as across the globe) of the administration. In the end, that is what wins elections: perception.

TheRedneck

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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 06:57 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

The hole is called gerrymandering and it wasn't dug by the Democrats.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 07:01 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

RE: " I'm sure their obstructionism is grating"

I don't understand it why the Democrats have any power at all. The Republicans control all three branches of government. You would think the rules would not allow the minority party to have so much power. So either the Republicans are incompetent or complicit, you pick.

It just seems to me the Democrats can't be that smart as to successfully obstruct anything! If they can stop the Democrats in the minority then you Republicans need to give them more credit for being able to obstruct anything!


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 07:03 AM
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I give the GOP an FF for governing failure. I heard the interviews on Cspan and other sources, "just give us the house, the senate, the presidency, the supreme court" blah,blah,blah. When one party has this much power and still blame others, big fat failure. Repealing obamacare and lock her up, how stupid to ruin the entire nation over such lies.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 07:10 AM
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You grade the Dems as an F?

Yes, I do.

And here's the thing: I grade them an 'F' primarily because they want me to think the way they do, and instead of trying to convince me to do so, they typically try to bully or shame me into compliance. That's a dynamic that the DNC activists simply don't understand: it is impossible to change minds by belittling, and even if one can stifle free speech, there is no one in that voting booth to enforce voting the way one is 'supposed' to vote.

The last time those tactics were tested, we got President Donald J. Trump. But hey, feel free to try them again.

TheRedneck



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 07:11 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

Exactly! We must rise up against the tide of ignorant democrats who want us to think like they do. Personally i dont want to be bullied by educated liberal lefty communist loving north korea appeasing libtards.

Thats why congress gets an F+.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 07:12 AM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
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You grade the Dems as an F?

Yes, I do.

And here's the thing: I grade them an 'F' primarily because they want me to think the way they do, and instead of trying to convince me to do so, they typically try to bully or shame me into compliance. That's a dynamic that the DNC activists simply don't understand: it is impossible to change minds by belittling, and even if one can stifle free speech, there is no one in that voting booth to enforce voting the way one is 'supposed' to vote.

The last time those tactics were tested, we got President Donald J. Trump. But hey, feel free to try them again.

TheRedneck


They simply don;t know any other way - that is the clear lesson from the history of socialism that the Democratic party are so eagerly embracing. It's an ideology of violence and oppression.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 07:17 AM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: Krazysh0t

RE: " I'm sure their obstructionism is grating"

I don't understand it why the Democrats have any power at all. The Republicans control all three branches of government. You would think the rules would not allow the minority party to have so much power. So either the Republicans are incompetent or complicit, you pick.

It just seems to me the Democrats can't be that smart as to successfully obstruct anything! If they can stop the Democrats in the minority then you Republicans need to give them more credit for being able to obstruct anything!


True. I know. I'm just throwing the OP a bone here to keep from being overly partisan in my rebuttal. The Republicans screwing up is all on them.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

So you admit that you grade them based on your biases and not their actions then? Like I said, you are just as partisan as the ones you are accusing of disagreeing with you. If not more so. I like your attempt to hide the partisanship behind a supposedly objective thread though, but I'm not fooled.
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 07:21 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth

I fear you're correct, and that scares me.

I'm not a Republican... I am proudly independent. I want a balance of power that serves the people. But if things don't change with the DNC, and change fast, I can foresee a day 12 years or so from now when I am trying to convince people how President Mike Pence's latest proposal is a disaster in the making, with no DNC to hear me.

That's, I guess, what bothers me the most. If people think a two-party system is bad, wait till they get a load of a one-party system!

TheRedneck



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 07:24 AM
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So you admit that you grade them based on your biases and not their actions then?

Everyone does. That's the whole premise of the OP.

TheRedneck



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