Mike Murphy: I want to clear this stuff about Mr. Donald Trump being an anti-Semite. I don’t believe he is. I think he hates everybody equally.

Funny thing. When something like the above is the first line in a political analysis, people of good character find that there’s no reason to take the rest of the discussion seriously.

Reality is that the Trump presidency is already more consequential than the prior presidency was, and less bumbling (from the standpoint of lives and money frittered away) than the presidency before that.

Now, reasonable people may disagree on what “consequential” means to THEM, but reasonable people also know how to look back in history and realize that the United States, being a massive country with a massive economy, is beyond the ability of a single president to destroy or deify.

Final thought? The panel that was assembled was basically useless, consisting entirely of anti-Trump characters from both parties, demonstrating their total lack of understanding of who elected Trump and why; and then unsurprisingly, talking entirely about social issues and ignoring economics, which is the driving force towards *everything* that happens in the US.

The thing that’s “broken” about American Politics is that the unelected consultants and advisors that are involved in it, along with most of the media, have no idea what millions of voters are thinking or doing in their daily lives.

Therefore, they are excellent to put on speaking panels, where they say absolutely nothing of value.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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