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There’s a Big Difference Between Disagreement and Disdain

Former President Barack Obama’s DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson as he confirmed the urgent situation at the border on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” noting that “we are truly in a crisis” at the border. March, 2019. Photo credit: NBC News,

DELRAY BEACH – The definition of those two words are as follows:  “Disagreement” – a difference of opinion or dissent;  “Disdain” – to look upon or treat with contempt, to despise or scorn someone or something. In politics there always will be disagreement, but in today’s toxic political environment, the Democrats (and the “fake news” media) replace disagreement with disdain. The animus is so pervasive that no matter what President Trump might say or do, the Democrats will twist and turn what he says or does to make it look like he is the reincarnation of the devil.

Take the crisis at the border, any sane person with a calm and discerning disposition and half a brain, must realize that we, as a nation, cannot continue on this policy of letting hordes of illegal aliens into our country.  But, what is the answer of the Democrats? They claim that President Trump has “manufactured” the crisis out of whole cloth, and that there isn’t a crisis at all. Even Jeh Johnson, Obama’s Homeland Security Director, has come out to declare that there really is a crisis at the border, thereby backing up what Trump and the Republicans have been saying. The Democrats have had the majority in the House of Representatives for over 160 days and still haven’t come up with any legislation to address this problem, which they hypocritically claim they want to solve.

All parties, who are involved in trying to secure our border, the Border Patrol, I.C.E., and Homeland Security etc., all say that the situation at the border is out of control and must be addressed.

Because President Trump has made proposals to try to address this “invasion” of illegals, the Democrats, because of their “disdain” for the president, will not do the right thing and give the president a “win”.

To the Democrats, giving the president a victory at the border would be antithetical to their attempts to impeach him or to beat him at the 2020 election. In other words, to hell with what is a benefit to the United States; they must win in 2020. This is the “modus operandi” of the Democrats, using the old adage of “the end justifies the means”.

We all know that politics is a blood sport”, and that people who indulge in politics must have a thick skin, but what has happened to President Trump over the past 2 ½ years, has been a disgrace. The “main stream media”, who are really an integral part of the Democrat Party, have, on a daily basis, attacked the president and his policies unmercifully. A Harvard University research paper, found that 90% of the stories, in the media, about the president and his administration, were negative in tone and substance

Even with all this animus and vitriol, the president has presided over major policy gains that have been unprecedented. A raging upward stock market, the lowest unemployment rates in decades (3.6% in April), a GDP that in April was at 3.2%, an increase in wages for all workers, especially those in the lower income brackets, from his tax cut legislation, getting rid of those oppressive job killing business regulations, and the renegotiating of those one-sided trade deals with So. Korea, Mexico and Canada. Hopefully, China will be next. The Democrats and the media don’t give him any credit at all for those accomplishments. They’d rather see Trump fail than to have the country succeed.

So, why can’t the opposing politicians do the right thing and support policies that are good for our country. Should “disdain” for the president be the be all end all for the Democrats, by being obsessively resistant to any and all policies proposed by him? So yes, disagreement with the president is okay when called for, but using disdain for him, his family, and people in his administration is or at least borders on, unpatriotic and counter productive, for the good of our country.

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