Nora Skinker (Morton)
I live with a retired English teacher of 36 years. Here is a FB posting from one of his former students, Lisa Rood Miller, which seems to encapsulate the feelings of many fellow Americans:
"My postiion on Donald Trump:
Make NO mistake, I am not posting this for debate. I don't seek or need commentary. It's okay if you don't agree because we are all entitled to our opinions. Just consider this: when you think the President is a jerk, he is. He's a New Yorker. He's crude and can be rude. He gets his feelings hurt and he's a hothead. He hits back, then hits harder. The media hates when he tweets. Why? Because he gets the information out, that they don't want to report.
Let me tell you what else: he is a guy that demands performance. If you don't work as hard as he does, you're fired! He is a guy who asks a lot of questions. The questions he asks are not cloaked in fancy "political" phrases; they are "why the hell...." questions.
For decades the health industry has thrown away billions of face masks after one use. Trump asks, "Why are they throwing them away? Why not sterilize them and use them numerous times?" They called him stupid. What are they doing now? Sterilizing face masks.
He's the guy who gets hospital ships readied in one week, when it would have taken bureaucrats weeks, or months to get it done.
He's the guy who gets temporary hospitals built in three days. They said no way he could do it.
He's the guy who gets hospital industries to restructure, to bulld ventilators in a business that's highly regulated by agencies that move like sloths.
He's the guy who asks "Why aren't we using drugs that might work on people who are dying? What the hell do we have to lose?"
He's the guy who restricted travel from China, when the Democrats, and liberal media were screaming, "xenophobia" and "racist". Now they're wanting to know why he didn't react sooner?
He's the guy who campaigned on securing the border - protecting America - in the face of screaming Democrats and the liberal media. (Both Clinton and Obama talked about a crisis at the border, and Obama did some things to address the crisis, but they proved insufficent.) When Trump shut down borders in the midst of the corona virus, they screamed louder. Then, the rest of the world followed suit, including the European Union, with travel between their member countries. His policy is always 'America First.' For many years we have complained about sending billions abroad, while Americans suffer here. He's minimized that ouflow of money.
Has he made mistakes? Yes. Everyone I know has, and does.
The "experts" wouldn't and haven't done any better.
Does he change his mind? Yes, who doesn't?
Trump is workiing harder than I've ever seen a President work. Twenty-four hour days. He isn't hiding in his office; he's out front - briefing - every day. When he offers hope, they say he's lying, and, when he's straight forward, they say he should be hopeful. It's a no-win situation, with the mainstream media, but he will not be deterred.
I'll take this kind of leaderlship six days a week and twice on Sunday over a "polished, nice guy" politicain, who reads prepared speeches from a teleprompter, and answers pre-scripted questions.
He's my President!"
(LOVE IT, GLEN!!!)
Foul and disgusting describe election politics quite well, Jack. Sorry to offend your safe space, but hey, that's politics. Do you not remember far more destructive disgusting lies people on both sides of the aisle have told through the ages? Do I really have to list them? Did ya really think this year would be different? And do you think Joe Biden is exempt? hahahahaha