Trump Keeps Moving Forward

If you only follow mainstream media, print or broadcast, you would conclude President Trump’s new administration is in total chaos. Nothing is getting done and that which he has tried, has failed (the travel ban and undoing Obamacare). This is the picture the media wants to paint. Their objective is to try to create voter remorse.

Like almost everything else, this, too, is a false narrative. Think about it for a moment. From abortion to energy to climate change and personal investments, Trump is keeping his promises, overturning regulations and policies adopted when Barack Obama was president and using his “phone and his pen.”

Last week, there was a story in the AP that had to kill them to write. The story, written by Darlene Superville, is titled: “Bit by Bit, Trump Methodically Undoing Obama Policies.”

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This story confirms to me what I always suspected. That the real problem the Democrats and media have with Trump is that he is getting too much done. Oh, they try to hide it with things like: he tweets too much, he’s a racist, he’s a liar, he’s a misogynist. It is all camouflage for the fact that he is getting too much done and, as hard as they have tried to distract him, they cannot stop him. He acts as if he does not hear them. That is something they are not used to and are totally unprepared for.

For instance, as I wrote last week, Trump signed an executive order that ordered a review of the Clean Power Plan. Trump also lifted a 14-month-old halt on new coal leases on federal lands. This we knew about in a New York Times editorial that stated Trump is a danger to mankind by his climate change positions. However, what you should know about that particular executive order is it also covers rolling back requirements to factor the “social cost” of carbon emissions into all regulatory actions. It rolls back a crackdown on methane emissions at oil and gas wells. In signing this order, Trump stated himself that the rules were too intrusive and too expensive.

On March 24, Trump gave the go-ahead to the long-delayed project, the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline, reversing Obama’s decision. Trump then invited TransCanada, the Canadian company building the $8 billion pipeline, to resubmit its application. The State Department approved the application.

Trump, shortly after taking office, had the Army Corps of Engineers grant an easement that was needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline.  This easement allows Energy Transfer Partners to begin drilling under South Dakota’s Lake Oahe. The fact is these pipelines will allow the transport of oil and natural gas, eliminating the need to transport these by rail and road.

The story goes on to list the things he has done regarding abortion, like reinstating a ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about them. He, with the help of Congress, is moving ahead with the defunding of Planned Parenthood. He has offered them funding if they stop funding abortions. Planned Parenthood, as of this writing, declined the offer. There are more and this story is an interesting read. It prints out at three pages.

He has started to take on “Sanctuary Cities.” He has started to make it easier for banks to lend money to small businesses. The fact is the only chaos out there is his opponents going nuts trying to stop him from keeping his promises. He has started taking bids from construction companies to build the wall on the southern border.

He is moving forward, for if you look back too much you start heading that way.

This is what I say. What say you?

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