>> Friday, February 3, 2017
I have nothing profound to offer here, but it dawned on me that a site so keenly dedicated to the Descent of America under an Obama administration would offer some note of celebration or relief at having finally come to be out from under his reign. Consider this that.
It may also be worth mentioning that the end of Obama's term doesn't necessarily mean the descent has stopped. Trump's ascendancy seems in some ways to signal a turning around of the great ship of state, but at this very early juncture, that cannot be considered in any way a matter of fact. He is the Donald, after all.
And there's that little matter of an incredibly divided populace, with one side in the throws of a very petulant tantrum that Donald is not Hillary. That wasn't supposed to happen. It's still shocking, in fact, even for those of us who were willing to cast our votes for Trump in order to deny Clinton her victory. As such, Trump could pull off that hair, peel away his face to expose Jesus Christ Himself behind that weird facade and still the looney left would continue to lament her loss, criticize every action and basically, be themselves. I am left to wonder how much different the response would be if Ted Cruz had gotten to this point.
So far, with only about two weeks in, Trump seems to be moving in the right direction, albeit with his typical goofiness and self-promotion. But the actual moves are almost all correct, even if not perfectly implemented. I can't help but feel, though, that I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. I'm not keen on his "trade agreement" position, for example, and I believe that thus far he seems to be considerably off base on that issue. However, that's just one against all the pretty decent stuff that's been done thus far.
The point here is that what he has been doing must pay dividends of some noticeable degree, such to the extent that his opponents must recognize and acknowledge them, in order to hope that the American Descent is not simply slowed, but actually reversed to the extent that we will indeed have made American great again.
But even that does not mean that the culture is saved. If the character of the American people is not elevated, nothing else will really matter. THAT descent is more troubling than our economy, or border security or anything else about our "greatness".
But at least the incessant whining will have abated. That's a start.