My meanderings about politics, space exploration, cars, cats, tech things and whatever else strikes my fancy. To the current occupant of the White House, we will not be taken into war on anyone's leash.
First and foremost, I wish the first lady a quick and complete recovery. Her health is the most important issue here.
The premise of this article is that without the first lady the president is losing an important component in his diplomatic encounters. I believe her charm and poise and elegance does lens something to this presidency. Unfortunately all of her Poise does not make up for the incoherent and radical foreign policy of this Administration.
Watching Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau yesterday on Meet the Press was heartbreaking. He explained how without question the Canadiens have fought side-by-side with the Americans and now America has declared a trade war on Canada. There is absolutely no basis for this trade War and yet this president, acting like an orangutan, is pounding his chest at our allies.
Like a bully, he is hitting first. I believe that this stems from the last G20 where he was pretty much left alone by the other foreign leaders. I’m sure this is fury gated him. He believes himself to be the absolute ruler of United States. We are not a monarchy and respect is earned in life, business and especially world politics.
The numbers don’t at up for him issuing these Terrace on our allies. Saying that he sees too many Mercedes parts on 5th Avenue makes absolutely no sense. I love Cadillacs. Cadillac is working very hard at becoming a world class luxury car manufacturer. The CT-6 is it’s first act in doing so. That being said, Mercedes, VW, Audi, BMW, Lexus and I can go on and on all have manufacturing facilities in the United States. Banning all foreign cars from entering the United States will do very little to stem the number of Foreign brands being sold in United States eyes they are being made here. So once again he is only doing this for his base. It’s pointless and isn’t that what this whole Administration has been about.
Oh Canada Oh Canada. Yes they were screaming for more years to our president. When you mix that in with the fact that only 14% of Canadians have confidence that Trump would make a good president you can understand then else tells you for our current president. Actually Canada sophomore of Donald Trump then almost every other country in the world. Only 3% of people in Greece thought that he had what it takes to be president of the United States, 5% in Germany 7% in France and the numbers go down and down. Republicans used to say that President Obama was only a superstar in foreign lands and yet he has the highest approval rating of any president at this time in his term and a very long time. I know Hillary will do a great job in the Oval Office but President Obama was one of a kind.
Once again, reality is stranger than fiction could ever be. Our little Senator Rubio who seems to be born with a silver foot in his mouth now has an ad starting with a shot of Canada when he’s trying to resurrect from the ashes Reagan’s “Morning in America” campaign. Click on the link below to watch the whole ad. AVB http://crooksandliars.com/2016/02/rubios-morning-america-ad-begins-canada
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