Deroy Murdock , writing in the National Review, has compiled a list of Donald J Trump’s accomplishments under the title “This Thanksgiving, Thank Donald J Trump. And the best is yet to come.”
The list is quite impressive. Here is the link:
I had never heard of Murdock because I do not regularly read the New York Post, the Washington Times, The National Review or the Orange Country Register where I see his columns are often featured (my loss).
I suppose those and similar publications believe him to be a keen analyst of our times perhaps because he is often marching to his own “drummer.”
For instance, Murdock apparently opposes the so-called “War on Drugs,” opposes Government intervention on behalf of Gay marriage, believes that human activity has not been proved as a major factor in climate change, believes that Saddam Hussein was involved in engineering the 9/11 attack on the U S and went on record calling the New Orleans’ Danziger Bridge shootings, involving the killing of innocent civilians by the NOPD and subsequent cover-up, a “magnificent and morally pristine use of force”.
If these are not his views, I will be glad to correct the record although many of the above he said in interviews whose video tape is available.
Still, there is no gainsaying that the many good things Murdock has listed in his National Review article have occurred in Trump’s brief time as president. We can argue that Trump doesn’t deserve all the credit (if any) and we can complain that a list of his defects might outweigh the good things but let’s face it, history will have to sort that out.
Reading Murdock’s list made me think of another World Leader who started off doing “good” things for the majority of his people. Including:
-Taming rampant inflation
-Bringing the unemployment rate down sharply
-Improving wages markedly
-Reopening shuttered factories
-Stepping up the manufacture of consumer goods, including automobiles for the middle class
-Vastly improving educational opportunities
-Modernizing the military
-Successfully achieving initial international recognition & cooperation for his Goals
-Hosting major international conferences and sporting events
-Renewing a sense of national pride in the citizenry.
All these were accomplishments at least on a par with Murdock’s list for Trump.
Of course, like Trump and in some ways similar to Trump, this dynamic Leader had a few flaws.
History records that after twelve years in power, it all ended badly for him and his people.
And about fifty to sixty million others.