Trump headed in the right direction


I was sorry to miss last week’s column but steps had to be taken to defend our Republic.

It came to my attention that Hillary Clinton was robbed of her promised and deeply desired position of president of the United States by “a thousand Macedonian hackers.”

Like many of you, I was outraged that Hillary had spent so many years putting up with her husband’s issues, a plethora of hairstyles, thousands of uncomfortable pantsuits and her own inability to tell the truth, only to be denied the presidency by central European/Balkan renegades.

Not on my watch.

I can’t say much more other than going mano a mano with a Macedonian goatherd/cyberpunk in the Sar Mountains is not nearly as easy as it sounds.

On a positive note, it was nice to see Macedonia get a little attention.  They haven’t had much press in world affairs since the Second Century B. C., so I think the attention was nice.

I also discovered there’s not exactly a flourishing culture of thirtysomething dropout computer hackers living in their parent’s basement, guzzling Diet Coke and trying to break into the Des Moines elections office in Skopje or really any of the cities in Macedonia.

Interestingly enough, just three days ago, The Guardian, a left-of-left politically oriented newspaper in the United Kingdom, reported that Russia was “actively stoking discord in Macedonia since 2008.”

A report by Macedonian counterintelligence is quoted as evaluating that “the Republic of Macedonia has been undergoing strong subversive propaganda and intelligence activity implemented by the embassy of the RF (Russian Federation).”

So if we follow Mrs. Clinton’s impeccable logic and Russia is trying to manipulate Macedonia, then all of this kerfuffle from the American left about Russian interference in our election is really a cunning false flag operation perpetrated by these Macedonian computer hackers, trying to implicate the Russian Federation in their plots.

If that’s the case, who are they really working for? Bernie Sanders perhaps, maybe Elizabeth Warren or, in a brilliant double-blind, Rand Paul?

Only someone with the life experiences of Secretary Clinton could detect this plot and its series of duplicitous switchbacks with the confidence of someone who has done the same type of operation many times.

The office of the American presidency was denied a truly unique world vision when Hillary Clinton’s rightful place was denied by Balkan interlopers.

In the meantime, we’re all stuck with President Trump, who has only managed to help propel the stock market to its highest point, save and create thousands of jobs and revive the beleaguered energy industry — all done despite blocking efforts by his most implacable foe, congressional Republicans.

He’s even done a bad enough job that the local economy has begun to reawaken with employer and consumer confidence rebounding increased job creation and real estate values beginning to surge.

A lot of this has been accomplished not by things that he has done but simply by having government stop doing certain things that it was doing under the last administration, namely choking the life of the natural gas and coal industry while pouring billions of taxpayer dollars down the rat holes of schemes like “Cash for Clunkers.” Who can forget (or for that matter remember) the $300 million cash for clunker appliance rebate scheme in 2010 or the 2016 proposed “Cash for Caulkers” program to give rebates to homeowners who purchase insulation and other “green” additions to their home?

Donald Trump could accomplish amazing things with the economy just by not doing 75 percent of the things that the Obama administration was doing or had proposed to do — sort of a just say no program to dingbat ideas.

The most encouraging thing he’s done has been to decide not to participate in the Paris climate agreement, and not just because it has provided so much incredible entertainment and bizarre use of salty language from the left, although that’s definitely a plus.

No, it’s because the agreement, even by the most deluded standards of the bitter climate change clingers, it would have done practically nothing to solve the imaginary problem but would’ve crippled the United States economy and provided economic benefit to countries who would have done nothing in accordance with the plan except collect money.

Although I would like to see certain things get done, I’ll be fine if President Trump doesn’t do anything other than stop going in the direction we were headed.

Rick Wagner is a Grand Junction attorney who maintains a political blog, The War on Wrong. He can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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