I was a house painter for many years. In a profession famous for drunks who show up late, finish late, and inflate prices in between I found that if I did what I said I was going to do when I said I was going to do it for the price agreed upon I never ran out of work. As a matter of fact I was always the highest priced and most sought after painter in every market I ever entered with a six month waiting list and satisfied customers.
I give the same advice to President-Elect Donald Trump that I gave myself, do what you said you would do, when you said you would do it and for the price agreed upon.
Don’t take a bite out of the poison apple that has betrayed every wave election since 2010. Don’t twist yourself into a pretzel reaching across the aisle to the very Progressives you vowed to repudiate and who your followers voted to retire.
The Democrats are masters at snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. Look at 2010, the great Tea Party wave election. President Obama comes out the next day and says we got shellacked and then proceeds to act as if he had won and the Republican leadership fell into line re-authorizing the Patriot Act, passing the continuing resolutions and generally acting like a water boy for the Progressive first string. In 2012 the Republican nominee won the first debate and then virtually conceded the next two agreeing with almost everything his opponent said. Then he disappeared for the last two weeks of the campaign. In 2014 another wave gave the Republicans the Senate to go along with the House and what have they done?
Mr. Trump don’t let the Pollyannas lead you down the primrose path. Stand strong. To paraphrase Winston Churchill: your victory is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. It is but the end of the beginning. Now is the time that tests men’s souls. Now is the time to be resolute in the face of the Progressives of Left and Right, their propaganda arm in the media, and their bully-boys in the streets. These are the very people who have been trying to destroy you for eighteen months and trying to subvert and transform our nation for a century. Now is not the time to try and compromise our way to unity with everything the movement you lead has been trying to push off the stage.
Rush Limbaugh uses the example of the Second World War in the Pacific. We did not compromise our way to unity with Japan. We demanded unconditional surrender. They offered to negotiate and we continued to demand unconditional surrender. It was not until they laid down every weapon and surrendered unconditionally that we welcomed them back into the family of nations. Japan repudiated their fascist system, embraced democracy and capitalism, and we are still united with them to this day.
Pat Buchanan uses the examples of FDR and LBJ as presidents who used their landmark victories to launch America in new directions that have left indelible marks and shaped the course of our nation for generations. He also used the example of Nixon in 1968 who failed to seize the initiative instead trying to compromise and appease the Progressives. A decision he regretted the rest of his life. Reagan is another example of a president who successfully used the momentum of victory to change the course of America. And he only had one house of Congress. You have two.
Step out boldly onto the stage of History and make a place for yourself as one of the greatest presidents of all time.
You are the consummate business man. You took a loan of one million dollars and turned it into billions. A feat which I am sure sounds much easier than it is. You wrote the book on thinking big, deal making, getting rich, and never giving up. You have surrounded yourself with the best and the brightest. Work this transition like no one has since FDR, and when your hand comes off that Bible move decisively from the Obamanation to Trump Triumph.
Have a second Scalia picked, vetted and ready to nominate. Announce an all-star cabinet with marching orders to clear the path for a return to limited government, personal freedom, and economic opportunity. Untie the hands of our border patrol, give us a time table for building the wall, and give ICE the green light to start deporting those illegals who have been convicted of crimes. Cut of all federal funds for sanctuary cities. Having coordinated with Congressional leadership introduce bills to repeal and replace Obamacare, repeal Dodd-Frank, pass a new Glass–Steagall Act, and open the door for the re-patriation of American corporate profits held off shore. Begin the work of untangling the nightmare the Neo-con Progressive axis has made of our foreign policy. And make all of BHO’s unconstitutional executive orders null and void.
In other words, do what you said you would do, when you said you would do it and for the price agreed upon. What was the price? We give you the presidency and you give us our country back. Now is not the time for a bunt. This is the time to swing for the bleachers.
Don’t crack your back leaning across the aisle or you might end up with people looking back at all you have promised and trying to read your lips. If that happens in four years the very movement that has catapulted you to the pinnacle of power may end up saying, “You’re fired.”
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2016 Contact Dr. Owens firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens