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Crossing the Swamp
Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2018 | Katie Kieffer

Posted on 01/08/2018 5:04:02 AM PST by Kaslin

It’s not about “draining the swamp.” It’s about crossing the swamp—and overcoming the bog in a bold bout much like George Washington’s surprise attack in the Battle of Trenton after crossing the Delaware on Christmas Day, 1776.

Our first president was a good man. He led by example, enduring the cold alongside his men unlike generals of lesser mettle, who shouted commands from a warm tent out of range of fire. Washington took pride in keeping his commitments, personal and professional.

Recently, I finished reading “Killing England” by Bill O’Reilly. I learned a great deal that I never knew about our first president. The book also gave me a new perspective on the increasing cries that we hear—including from Republicans—for Trump’s impeachment; for Trump to throw his Twitter account away; and for Trump to “work with” Democrats and “get something done.”

Washington never “worked with” the British in his journey to win independence for the American colonies. (Unless you count capitalizing on weaknesses in England’s war strategy, such as Gen. Cornwallis’ incredibly poor positioning in the 1781 Siege of Yorktown.)

Washington was scorned and ridiculed by certain foreign dignitaries and even many American generals who looked down on him because of his common upbringing. Yet next to no one outdid Washington in terms of action. Washington walked the walk, alongside tired troops tramping in the frigid snow.

But Washington had a strong inner circle of support. Who is supporting Trump? “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about,” former president Jimmy Carter recently admitted.

Where is Trump’s Support?

George Washington kept his trusted supporters very close. He leaned heavily on his family and friends. They lifted his spirits and gave him the courage to face day after day and year after year of cold, sickness and bloodshed.

Whenever safe, Washington brought his cherished wife Martha to stay with him at camp. He also promoted and gave great responsibility to a few trusted military aides. Which is why he felt so betrayed—and uniquely angry—when one man who he had particularly promoted and trusted—Benedict Arnold—betrayed him, and America.

Humans—even the most noble among us—struggle to be virtuous and effective alone. Indeed, it takes humility to realize that we need the ongoing love and support of others. It also takes humility to be that ongoing support.

What are you and I doing to support Trump? Are we doing all we can to pressure Republicans to back Trump? After all, voters like us are the only ones capable of pressuring Republicans to do what they said they’d do when we elected them—primarily enforce and reform migration laws and repeal and replace ObamaCare.

It’s unfair for us to metaphorically throw up our hands and dump our problems on President Trump. We can’t pat ourselves on the back if our own political engagement amounts to voting and passively nodding when our friends complain about the Trump administration.

Every single man and every single woman on this planet is called to be courageous. Real world courage lies in performing seemingly small—but crucial—everyday acts with kindness and humility. Like responding to a client or coworker who complains about Trump by offering a different opinion. (They will respect you for having beliefs and a backbone, even if they initially disagree.)

George Washington is famous for crossing the Delaware in a bold, surprise attack with the help of thousands of brave soldiers. Today, Trump needs thousands of brave voters like you and me to light a fire under Republican officials and compel them to help our president launch his own valiant assault on political corruption in 2018.

New Year’s Resolution 2018: Help Trump cross the swamp.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; draintheswamp; fourth100days; georgewashington; presidenttrump; swamp; trump45

1 posted on 01/08/2018 5:04:02 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Trump should give a speech, naming every major news head by personal name, who is labeling him mentally unfit, and looking into the camera, telling the world and each one of them that they KNOW what they are saying is a lie and that they are endangering the country by repeating what they know are lies about our President.

Forget fake news, call it lies! Unpatriotic and aimed at destruction, (and add) while I am cutting the taxes you would have to pay in April, taking government out of your lives, removing the stranglehold regulations obama put on you, ... I am trying to make your lives easier, less expensive and free of government strongholds, while the media are telling you anything and everything to deny you truth in reporting.

They get their talking points and then repeat it to the world, knowing it is not true .. trying to weaken or destroy me from the success I am passing on to you... for if I succeed, WE ALL succeed, and they want their lofty positions while keeping you all in need of THEM as your supplier, and your destroyer. I am trying to free you of their control.. they want me neutered so that can’t happen. They got used to being the masters of lies they have fed you for years. They approved of taking the stance of selling you lies to keep their position and keep you in need of government.

If they succeed, your lives will become intolerable.. and if I succeed your lives will be prosperous and free for the first time in years.

It isn’t hard to make all this work for you... it just takes a man to do what is right and not be controlled by special interest or their own pockets. I am serving you the people, as I promised. I am not controlled by the powers that have ruled administrations before I was elected.

It’s been a hard year fighting for you against their daily attacks, but I am not a quitter.. I fight back.
Stay with me as I continue to work for you, and put the media’s talking gossip heads to shame by knowing who they are (name them again.. personally) and letting them know you are fed up with their selling lies instead of getting off their lazy seats and going out among the population and finding out who you are and what you need to make this country the best it can be can and making your lives easier in the process.

They owe you a huge apology for what they have done while seated in their lofty chairs of power, and directly, purposely lying to you daily.. for pure destruction of me and what I am doing for you. My and your success is what they are trying to stop. They are using incendiary words and charges that are unprecedented... You have to know what and who... they cannot succeed or you the people will be toast.


2 posted on 01/08/2018 6:19:01 AM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: frnewsjunkie

That’s President Trump to you!!!


3 posted on 01/08/2018 6:32:59 AM PST by Kaslin (Quid est Veritas?: What Is Truth?)
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