MIXED BAG: Trumps POSITIVES And The ONE Question Mark…

Written by Michael Cummings on November 26, 2016

We have good reasons to be happy about the coming Trump administration, including Jeff Sessions to lead the Justice Department and Betsy DeVos to head of the Department of Education. On the latter, though reports indicate she is a big fan of Common Core, she is also a strong supporter of school choice. Let the Common Core folks work it out by themselves.

On guns, there are a number of good things on deck including full repeal of the National Firearms Act (NFA) which, among other pointless laws, requires a $200 tax stamp and nearly a year-long wait to own a rifle with a barrel shorter than 16 inches. If the NFA isn’t repealed, there are rumors that suppressors will be taken off the list (they currently require the $200 stamp and wait period). Good, Trump (h/t Ben Shapiro).

However, do you remember this?

If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation because there has never been so many lies, so much deception,” Trump said to Clinton during Sunday’s presidential debate referring to her use of a private email server as Secretary of State. “We’re going to have a special prosecutor.

We cheered because all of us – I venture to say even those who didn’t vote for Donald Trump – objected to the last eight years of Obama’s treating the law as a quaint set of playground rules, as well as the multiple laws broken and lies told about them virtually every day by Hillary Clinton, and expected Trump to make good on his campaign promises.

Bad (but half expected) news, brothers and sisters:

“I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t,” Trump said, according to the tweets. “She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways.”

It’s a stunning departure from the campaign rhetoric, which could come as a shock to some of the President-elect’s most ardent supporters. The Times characterized one exchange as extending an olive branch to Clinton supporters.

“I think I will explain it that we, in many ways, will save our country,” he said.

You don’t want to hurt the Clintons? How in any way did they suffer? Do the multiple Clinton victims and their families get any justice in your administration?

From KellyAnne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager/advisor:

“I think when the President-elect, who’s also the head of your party, tells you before he’s even inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content” to fellow Republicans, Conway said in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Conway said Clinton “still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest or trustworthy,” but added that “if Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that’s a good thing to do.”

“Look, I think he’s thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign are not among them,” she added.

Wonderful way to kick off a successful campaign, isn’t it?

A nation where, under one set of laws some receive justice and others do not because of stature or favor, is not a nation long lived. Mr. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, upon your oath of office, your job is to proceed with the investigation and prosecution of Hillary Rodham Clinton, William Jefferson Clinton, and the Clinton Global Initiative.

Do it, and let the world see you do it.

photo credit: Michael Vadon Donald J. Trump at Marriott Marquis NYC September 7th 2016 via photopin (license)

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Michael Cummings
Michael A. Cummings has a Bachelors in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and a Masters in Rhetoric & Composition from Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a department store Loss Prevention Officer, bank auditor, textbook store manager, Chinese food delivery man, and technology salesman. Cummings wrote position pieces for the 2010 Trevor Drown for US Senate (AR) and 2012 Joe Coors for Congress (CO) campaigns.