Tuesday, March 27, 2018

President Trump My highest duty is to keep America safe

Keith Koffler’s Opinion Article in the Washington Examiner. I think you'll enjoy it.
The week Trump was the only sane man in Washington
 President Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.
Never has the logic of voters been on better display than
 what President Trump did last week.
"Much of putatively sane Washington believes that in January 2017, a crazy man landed in town from Manhattan or Neptune or some other strange place to take the reins of government, for some reason having been elected to do so two months earlier by voters who had taken leave of their senses.

"Each day, President Trump rants on Twitter and raves on the South Lawn, all while insouciantly lobbing monkey wrenches into the proper workings of government by issuing executive orders, saying nasty things, and wantonly firing people with whom he lacks 'rapport.'
On Thursday, the supposedly sane Washington establishment that has dug the country into $21 trillion worth of debt even while gutting the nation’s defenses sent Trump legislation adding another $1.3 trillion in spending. The bill was a political and policy disaster for the president, who got exactly zero funding for a wall with Mexico he wanted and was delivered a full plate of federal pork to digest. And yet, even after threatening to veto it, he understood that common sense dictated he had no choice but to sign it since it included desperately needed military spending that Democrats had held hostage to their domestic spending priorities.
“My highest duty is to keep America safe,” said Trump Friday, displaying a soberness he got little credit for and which Washington has sorely lacked. “For the last eight years, deep defense cuts have undermined our national security . . . hollowed our readiness . . . and put America at really grave risk.”
"But never has the logic of voters been on better display than last week. Never has it been clearer that voters, in their wisdom, had decided that Washington was so implacably devoted to immolating the country upon the kindling wood of discarded common sense that only a man unafraid of defying 'reasonable' groupthink could save the nation." You can read the rest of the piece here.
Keith Koffler (@keithkoffler) is a contributor to the Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential blog. He is the editor of White House Dossier and the author of Bannon: Always the Rebel by Regnery.