Happy Thanksgiving! America is back!

By Tom Quiner

As family comes into town for the Thanksgiving holiday, politics inevitably comes up.

Most of my family at this year’s celebration leans right, but almost all of them despise the current occupant of the White House.

When I’m asked what I think about the Trump presidency, I respond that I like the good parts and don’t like the bad parts.

Laura Ingraham presents the good parts in the video above. The Trump economy is soaring. Liberal readers of this blog intoned during the Obama years that 2% GDP growth was “the new normal.” Trump is dispelling that notion with his reduction in the regulatory state that is shackling business.

If Republicans pass tax relief, Mr. Trump will sign it which, according to Goldman Sachs, will propel the economy into Reaganesque growth.

I tell my family that overall, I like the people Mr. Trump has appointed to his government very much. I put it this way: Trump’s people look at American business women and men as good guys; the Obama team looked at us as bad guys.

The Trump team looks at business growth as something to be celebrated; the Obama team looked at it as something to be punished with higher taxes.

The Trump team looks at the American economy as an expanding pie, with a rising tide raising all ships, as JFK himself said; the Obama team looked at our free enterprise system as a zero-sum game.

The Trump team believes in the private economy; the Obama team believed in the public economy.

What a difference. In just one year of the Trump presidency, America is back.

That’s the part of the Trump presidency I like.



  1. Art Chartier on November 22, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Here’s my simple response: “I’m thankful that God is using President Trump to make America great again. And it’s working. I pray that we will become one nation under God.”
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    • quinersdiner on November 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      I join you in that prayer! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Art.

  2. parrillaturi on November 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I also join you in that prayer. Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Tom Maly on November 23, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Well put yet again, Tom. At the risk of ‘peatin’/RE-peating myself, Obama was a personality which was arrogant/snobbish/condescending. Trump is equally aversive in a vastly different way – boorish/loutish/crude. In terms of policy, the obvious better is Sir Donald of Trump!

    • quinersdiner on November 23, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Accurate adjectives on all fronts! Happy Thanksgiving!