“Perception” or “Reality?”

I watched about 10 minutes of President Trump’s rally in Orlando — enough to know he had a rabid crowd of fans that participated in his re-election campaign launch event. He was on script, seemed to stay on the teleprompter message (for the most part), and simply detailed facts, figures, and percentages. All in all, I must say he did a good job with the support of the ardent Trump fans in attendance.

Later overnight, I saw a tweet from Joe Biden and watched short interview videos with Senators Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders as they commented on the President and his campaign rally:

“Let’s be clear: President Trump inherited a growing economy from the Obama-Biden administration,” a tweet from “Team Joe” read. “And now, he’s in the process of squandering it.” Former VP Joe Biden

“Donald Trump is looking back behind — in the past. We need to look ahead — forward through the windshield instead of what’s behind us.” Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)

“Listening to Trump made me feel very much that he is a man living in a parallel universe, a man way out of touch with the needs of ordinary people and a man who must be defeated,” Sanders said. “And I can understand that he attacks me or other Democratic candidates because poll after poll is showing the country that Trump is falling further behind in terms of his ability to get reelected.” Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT)

Of those comments, I do not see the evidence of any understanding of the current status of the U.S.! And we’re talking about 2 current U.S. Senators and the most recent past Vice President who was before that a U.S. Senator. One would think there would be much knowledge and understanding of the past AND present conditions of every segment of the United States, and that their understanding would include intelligent and coherent remarks about where the U.S. is today and where they each want to lead it going forward. All I heard (and all I hear from the other 2-dozen or so Democrat presidential candidates) is “Trump’s a bad guy who doesn’t understand what the average American needs!” Nothing could be further from the truth!

Misunderstanding

Someone at the top of America’s political leadership heap is either confused or ignorant. That “heap” (for the purpose of this conversation) is the pile of members of Congress and the members of the Executive Branch all rolled into one big pile. In the runup to the 2016 election there were 3 political perspectives being touted:

  1. Democrats wanted bigger government, open borders, smaller military, World citizenship to replace U.S. citizenship, and Single-payer Healthcare.
  2. Republicans who wanted smaller government, closed borders, a reinvigorated military, no illegal immigration, lower taxes, reduced across-the-board regulations, and re-affirmed Americanism.
  3. RINO Republicans who wanted everything to stay the same so as not to make any waves in government to prevent any changes of power going forward.

Today there are still 3 political perspectives being touted:

  1. Democrats who want Socialism, open borders, smaller military, World citizenship to replace U.S. citizenship, and Medicare-for-All.
  2. Republicans who still wanted smaller government, closed borders, a stronger military, no illegal immigration, lower taxes, reduced across-the-board regulations, and continued re-affirmed Americanism.
  3. RINO Republicans who pretty much are afraid to come out of the closet and say what they DO want. All they will say is what they DO NOT want: Donald Trump.

I’m Confused!

Sen. Bernie Sanders livestreamed a surly response to President Trump’s campaign rally, while other Democratic 2020 hopefuls tweeted about it. Besides what he said above, Sanders said this:

“It’s going to take me a little while to settle down because I just had the extremely unpleasant experience of watching Donald Trump in action for an hour and a half. Wow, and that was certainly something,” Sanders uttered to the camera in his low-budget rebuttal. “An hour-and-a-half speech of lies, distortions and total absolute nonsense.”

Sanders said he didn’t blame his supporters for being “discombobulated” after watching Trump – who used the Orlando, Florida, rally to revive some of his greatest hits, even asking the crowd what happened to his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 emails.

Follow a line of thought with me for a few moments. It’s a takeoff on what Sanders said: “Listening to Trump made me feel very much that he is a man living in a parallel universe, a man way out of touch with the needs of ordinary people…”

To understand what’s going on in the minds of those on the Left, one must understand like Sanders and his followers (and even many of the other Democratic candidates and their followers), their feeling that Trump lives in a parallel universe and is out of touch with understanding ordinary people, to them is the truth!

“Perception IS Reality”

That phrase is the most used phrase in teaching and training salespeople today and has been for decades. To break it down for a more basic understanding: “The truth of a matter is always the Perception that a person holds about that matter. Its REAL truth is immaterial.”

Its usage in a sales setting is to show a salesperson how to create a specific perception in the mind of the sales target of the product or service being sold that the salesperson wants the target to perceive — not what the product or service is actually. As far as that sales target is concerned, “their” reality as created by the salesperson is the ONLY reality that matters. Once created, “THEIR” perception “IS” reality.

Regardless of “Perception,” the truth IS the truth. There are truths from the first two years of the Trump presidency that I think those 3 Democrat Party candidates above and the other 20 or so are missing:

  • Unemployment in the U.S. at record lows;
  • Gross Domestic Product is significantly higher than at any time in the Obama/Biden Administration;
  • Black unemployment at all-time lows;
  • Women unemployment at record lows;
  • Women employed are at record highs;
  • More Americans are employed than ever before in history;
  • 5 million new jobs created in the Trump Administration;
  • Welfare and food stamp enrollment at record lows;
  • Federal revenue at the highest levels in history;
  • Wages are rising steadily;
  • Consumer confidence is soaring;
  • Despite the Biden claim of this economy belonging to he and Obama, statistics don’t show that. GDP in the last 6 months of Obama/Biden was 1%. GDP in the first 6 months of Trump was triple that of Obama/Biden: 3%.

Do you know what’s troubling? It’s not only those 23 Democrat presidential candidates that apparently have lost these truths. So have the members of the Mainstream Media.

Three key mainstream media outlets offered 90 percent negative coverage of President Donald Trump and his administration during their evening newscasts in 2018, according to a report by the Media Research Center (MRC). It’s no secret that mainstream media reporters and pundits haven’t been thrilled with the Trump administration — and the president often rails against the “fake news media” and their biased coverage. But MRC listened to and analyzed evening newscasts from purportedly unbiased networks — ABC News, CBS News, and NBC News — and found the coverage to be “incessantly hostile” midway through Trump’s first term in office.

“At the midpoint of Donald Trump’s first term, the establishment media’s obvious hostility shows no signs of relenting, but polls show this negative coverage has had no discernible impact on the public’s attitudes toward the president,” Rich Noyes, MRC research director, wrote in his report. Noyes noted that roughly 23 million people watched these newscasts each evening. Approximately 28 percent of all airtime was devoted to covering the Trump administration in 2018, for a total of 87 hours — down from 99 hours in 2017.

“The tone of coverage remains incessantly hostile: 90 percent negative, vs. just 10 percent positive (excluding neutral statements), matching the historically bad press we documented in 2017,” Noyes wrote. The evening newscasts’ negative coverage over the last two years ranged from 82 percent negative in April 2017 to 96 percent negative in February 2018.

Here’s a news story from just a few days ago. Read/Listen to this and tell me: what did Mainstream Media have to say about what the former Vice President had to say?

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden assailed President Trump’s supporters during a speech Saturday at the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner in Washington, lamenting that “virulent people” and the “dregs of society” still had a friend in the White House.

Mr. Biden told an enthusiastic crowd of LGBTQ rights advocates that social conservatives at home and abroad who used religion or culture as a “license to discriminate” were committing a “crime” of prejudice.

“Despite losing in the courts and in the court of public opinion, these forces of intolerance remain determined to undermine and roll back the progress you all have made,” he argued. “This time they — not you — have an ally in the White House.
“They’re a small percentage of the American people, virulent people,” he continued. “Some of them the dregs of society. And instead of using the full might of the executive branch to secure justice, dignity [and] safety for all, the president uses the White House as a literal, literal bully pulpit, callously exerting his power over those who have little or none.”

Tell me this: if Donald Trump (or any other Republican, for that matter) said about Democrats anything resembling what Biden said about Republican supporters, what would the Mainstream Media have said and done? The answer is obvious. They would fight first to BE first to present the story live on every talk show and newscast for 24-48 hours. And then the demands for a presidential resignation would be trumpeted from coast to coast — non-stop!

Today’s question: Why is that?

The Answer

What I am about to say is now no longer just conjecture or conservative blather — it’s the truth. Many on the Right have felt for years that the Mainstream Media have become something of an arm of the Democrat Party. It’s no longer conjecture. Mainstream Media pundits are now confirmed to be an arm of the Democrat Party.

In the early 1920s, newspapers were literally the arm of the political system. Whichever was in control set the tone of newspaper reporting. News outlets fought hard to gain their independence, respectability as being neutral, and actually gained that reputation by the time of World War II. But since the Nixon White House, what has become to be known as the “Mainstream Media” began to move slowly but steadily to the Left. That move became stronger and stronger. Even though reporters at those outlets publicly proclaimed their impartiality in politics, Americans began to notice biases.

Mark Levin in his recently released book “Unfreedom of the Press” calls on numerous examples that overwhelmingly confirm that traditional and mainstream news sources no longer even try to hide their bias. The likes of ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, The Washington Post, New York Times, and, in fact, almost every newspaper in America have gone all-in for the Democrat Party. There are many today who actually believe the Democrat National Committee passes out talking points “of the day and week” to the media army of so-called journalists. There are sadly only a handful of media news reporting entities that maintain any partiality at all. What’s the most concerning thing about this is that all of those publishers, writers, editors, broadcasters, and reporters have begun to wear their Liberal banners proudly and take no measure in their attacks against conservative causes, candidates, and even elected conservatives. They have now achieved what they feel in their minds is the right to no longer report the news. They now control what news is reported, what all news reports mean, and how the public should perceive ALL news stories.

It’s literally now a class of empowered media elites answering to and talking for a political class that feels they are in total control of what the American public think and know about the political system in the United States. AND ONLY THEY HAVE SOME DIVINE ANOINTING TO DO SO!

In summary, it is now common knowledge that going forward — not just in the 2020 elections, but in ALL federal elections for the foreseeable future — conservatives of all ilks will face the same obstacles. Previously, conservative candidates could simply campaign using all resources available for their presenting their proposed policies to the voting public. News sources carried the stories of their campaigns. Editorials would appear with pro and con support and non-support for candidates, but this process has (until the last few decades) been almost fair. But not now, and never again — at least in my lifetime.

Summary

There’s at least one really good thing that Donald Trump brought back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: integrity. Yes, he may be loud and may challenge all who nastily attack him. Yes, he brags about his accomplishments while in office. But what he is best known for and what American history will say about Donald Trump is that he like all candidates made numerous promises. What Trump has done that is historical is that he has in 2 years fulfilled EVERY PROMISE he possibly could from his campaign! He failed to produce promised results ONLY for those matters that he could not unilaterally under the Law do so. Congress has failed in every case in which Trump could not achieve promised results.

We’ll close with these 2 questions: What other President in your lifetime can claim to have in 2 years achieved the same or similar promise fulfillment as Donald Trump? Secondly, why would any voter sincerely desire to turn 180 degrees from the tangible positive and confirmed results listed above to embrace any one of those 23 Democrat candidates, knowing that in doing so, the immediate dismantling of the foundation built and used to achieve these amazing results for ALL Americans?

NO other President has accomplished anything close to Trump’s accomplishments in 2 years. And the ONLY reason any voter would vote to end the most amazing season of prosperity and its top-to-bottom massive benefits for all Americans is if they are wittingly incapable of reasoning to comprehend the cost of doing so.

These are the exact reasons why President Trump MUST continue to take his message to Americans the same way he did in 2016. And his message resonates far more effectively now than then. Why? BECAUSE HE HAS RESULTS TODAY WE NEVER SAW IN HIS PREDECESSOR’S 8 YEARS!

 

 

 

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