By Tom Quiner
It’s getting harder and harder to be shocked. Nonetheless, I was shocked by two actions last year.
The biggest shock of all is that Donald Trump has turned out to be the gutsiest conservative since Ronald Reagan defined the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.”
Everyone knew Trump had guts, but many of us were concerned that he didn’t have a lick of common sense or even a smattering of self-discipline. His record for his first year has done nothing to ameliorate our concerns about his temperament, and yet he has consistently tacked to the Right politically with amazing impact and with a fearless disregard of political-correctness.
He is boldly deregulating the deep state in an authentic effort to get Big Government off our back. Mr. Reagan is surely smiling from Heaven.
He has been far more pro life than I ever dreamed possible, stacking our courts, cabinet, and Executive Branch appointments with passionate pro lifers.
He signed dramatic tax reform.
And he has officially announced that our Embassy in Israel is moving to Jerusalem.
His list of accomplishments is much longer than this, but you get the point. I am pleasantly shocked at the many ways President Trump is following through on his campaign promises. And this is just the first year.
I was shocked by one other action last year, that not a single Democrat voted for tax reform. This is a political miscalculation of the highest magnitude. Democrats and the mainstream media simply lied on the implications of tax reform. They did it day after day, even in the face of assertions made by liberal think tanks that 90% of Americans would enjoy tax relief if this bill passed.
Voters will begin experiencing tax relief immediately. They will see paychecks and bonuses increase, which in fact has already begun. They’ll see new, higher-paying jobs being created.
They’ll begin dusting off their resumés when job hunters come calling.
This tax plan contains one idea after another that Democrats have supported over the years. They have made a bet that America fails. They hope that we fail, because they have staked their political future on economic and moral stagnation. Economic prosperity is the kiss of death to Democrats in light of their unanimous rejection of tax reform.
They believe in one thing, and one thing only: impeach Trump. It doesn’t matter if he’s done anything impeachable, that’s not the point. He is an existential threat to their Party.
I have to admit, even by the standards of today’s Democratic Party, I am shocked at this political miscalculation.