Another presidential election looms on the horizon. As the democratic field of presidential candidates grows, so do the impossible, and sometimes bizarre promises they make. Free this and free that. More free government benefits, which you and I will ultimately need to pay for, if the country doesn’t financially collapse first.
There was a ‘saying’ which went something like this, “if a lawyer’s mouth is moving, they’re lying”. Today, this applies much more to politicians than lawyers. But keep in mind⏤Congress is full of lawyers!
Most have, and will, promise the world to get into the most powerful seat on the planet. Who can forget Obama’s infamous, “if you like your doctor, you’ll be able to keep your doctor”, under Obamacare. Even though this was said after he was in office, it’s one of the great lies told by a sitting president. Obama’s motto should have been, “if you’re going to lie, don’t be shy”. In his two terms, Obama made 40 promises to the public over eight years. He kept 11, broke 17 and compromised on 12, such as how he was going to engage in tough diplomacy to get Iranian leaders to abandon their nuclear program, along with their support for terrorism. Instead, he compromised, and loaded up a U.S. Air Force cargo plane with $150 BILLION of greenbacks. Then flew it into Tehran as a gift to the Iranians, so they would capitulate. He should be charged with treason.
Presidential candidates making false promises to get into office is nothing new. For example;
Woodrow Wilson won re-election in 1916 with the slogan, ”He kept us out of war,” only to enter World War I a year later.
Lyndon B. Johnson promised in 1964 that he wasn’t about to send “American boys 10 thousand miles from home”. Not long after, the U.S. entered the Vietnam war.
Jimmy Carter campaigned on solving the energy crisis, and the energy problem worsened during his presidency.
George H.W.Bush promised in 1988, “Read my lips, no new taxes”. Then signed a bill raising new taxes during his one and only term.
Bill Clinton campaigned on renovating the health care system. His attempt at “Hillarycare, ended in failure.
Which brings us to today’s political circus. Unhinged, and desperate to unseat President Trump, today’s democratic field of candidates has more ridiculous promises than the last 10 presidents combined. Crazy Bernie touts free Medicare for all. He knows this would require taxing the American public to the breaking point, and ultimately won’t work, but he preaches it as though it’s gospel. Free college tuition for all. Sounds great, but again an impossible dream.
Bernie Sanders may be a screwball, but he’s an educated screwball, and deep down he knows this will never work. But the lies might persuade enough of the young populace to put him in the Whitehouse.
Then there’s “Spartacus” himself, Corey Booker. He sees himself as the next savior, mimicking his mentor Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Obama. Booker, along with most of the field, are all going to promise to champion civil rights and save the planet. Most of them are simply progressives who are not God-fearing individuals. The only one they answer to is themselves. So, lying through their teeth is part of their nature, in order to get what they want.
None of this field can hold a candle to what President Trump has done. None of them care about America for the sole reason that they love their country. Have you heard them say it? Many times, as I stood next to the stage during campaign events, I listened to then candidate Trump tell the crowd, “I don’t need to do this folks, I have a great family and a great business”, the only reason I’m doing this, is I can’t stand to watch what’s happening to our great country”. And he meant every word of it. This weak-kneed group on the Left don’t care about America. Just like Hillary, they care only about power and money, and they’ll promise you anything to acquire it. They truly view the American public as stupid. You’d think they’d have learned from 2016, that Americans know what’s best for America.
President Trump, unlike most, has done exactly what he promised he’d do. Every president for decades, has had the option to move our Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The last three presidents promised to do it, yet failed to do so. President Trump did it, because he promised it to Americans; regardless of the fallout from world leaders.
He promised to crush ISIS, and two years later, we’re on the verge of doing so.
He promised to impose a travel ban on countries he saw as posing a terrorist threat to America, and the final version of his ban was upheld by the Supreme Court.
President Trump promised to change the course of left leaning Federal Appellate judges, along with changing the tilt to the Left of Supreme Court judges, and it’s happened. Important factors with regard to our countries core conservative values, which is what our Constitution is based on.
He promised to pull us out of the Paris Climate Accord, which was simply an Obama cave-in to globalism.
He promised to renegotiate NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and did so for the betterment of America.
He promised to bring jobs back from overseas, and has done so, creating millions of jobs.
He promised to take China to task and change the imbalance in the trade deficit, and he has.
He promised to take better care of our veterans, and he has.
He promised to build a wall to help stop the drug crisis in America, and stop ILLEGAL immigration. THE WALL is being built⏤despite an impotent Republican Congress and now a liberal Democratic Congress, it would be completed.
The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. Proverbs 14:8
Beware of the Pinocchio’s running for office and watch their noses grow.
Image: Sarah Silbiger, NYT