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Outsiders vs. Insiders: 'Real' President Trump delivers America a very Merry Christmas, indeed

You have to love Christmas. Let’s just confess, (almost) everything about it is pleasing – the blinking lights, the shiny decorations, the familiar carols, the pleasant smelling candles, the delicious treats, the goodwill among men (and women), the bountiful gifts under the tree, the stacks of Christmas cards…it doesn’t get any better than these final hours before the holiday.

And of course, there’s the birth of Jesus Christ the Savior. All too often the “reason for the season” is neglected Animatronic Trumpin our modern world’s overtly secular celebrations every December. If not for Jesus there wouldn’t be any of the other things. Growing older means appreciating the better things in life – most definitely including one’s faith.

That’s not to say we adults don’t appreciate receiving gifts – far from it. Like every other Christmas there are a number of things on all of our lists this year and we can only hope our loved ones decoded the hints and made the requisite purchases in time for gift opening.

Item number one on my personal wish list, you ask? How about an “animatronic” Donald Trump?

Mandy Mayfield reported in the Washington Examiner, “President Trump's audio-animatronic figure has been added to Walt Disney World's Hall of Presidents exhibit.

“In the new Hall of Presidents exhibit, Trump can be seen standing next to Abraham Lincoln and surrounded by his 43 predecessors as he delivers a message of American pride to park visitors.

“’Above all, to be American is to be an optimist, to believe that we can always do better, and that the best days of our great nation are still ahead of us,’ the figure made in Trump's likeness says.”

Mayfield’s article included the full video presentation of the animated Trump’s remarks, complete with hand gestures – it’s well worth watching. For a liberal-dominated politically correct organization like Disney to do justice to Trump must have caused the upper management severe indigestion, but overall it’s very well done. Kudos to Disney – it would almost be worth swallowing the tremendous expense, braving the agonizingly long lines and enduring the unimaginable hassle to go and see the “Hall of the Presidents” exhibit at this time of year.

And oh what a Christmas treasure an “animatronic” Trump would be – perfect for every living room! You could even have the live action “President Trump” speak during Christmas dinner delivering his message of hope and optimism to all celebrating the holiday. In a perfect world the “real” Trump would record a hundred or so famous sayings for the replica to recite and folks could pick and choose their favorites to be replayed over and over again. It goes without saying Trump’s animated presence would be an excellent conversation piece and make enforcement of the “no phones at the table” rule easier for parents and grandparents alike!

Thanks in part to Trump Americans have a lot to celebrate this year even if half the citizenry can’t get themselves to acknowledge it. Trump’s presidency has been many things over the months, marked mostly by kept promise after kept promise. Sure there have been hundreds of tweets, a host of controversial statements, a few public relations snafus and a spectacular error in judgement or two, but for the most part, Donald Trump the “real” president has been as good as advertised.

Ever the brilliant marketing operation, Disney could make a fortune selling the life-sized Trump “animatronic” speaking figures – if only the company could make them reasonably priced.

Thanks to the Republicans (including Trump) this week, more people will be able to afford to buy them, too. The Trump tax cuts (I’m guessing the media will start referring to them this way, similar to the “Reagan tax cuts”) will certainly equate to more money in people’s pockets. Whether they choose to spend the surplus on an “animatronic” Trump is up to them.

The Trump presidency has been far from smooth but there’s little doubt he’s ending the year on a high note. The Editors of the Washington Examiner wrote earlier this week, “Arcane though some of these accomplishments seem, they are crucial to economic health and to starting the long process of scaling government back to its proper role.

“But even limiting oneself to contemplation of the most obvious accomplishments, Trump should be credited, in his first year, with cutting taxes, nearly wiping a potent foreign enemy off the map, and placing excellent jurists on the federal bench.

“The wails of his opponents, most comically and hyperbolically represented by the cry of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that the tax bill is ‘Armageddon’ and ‘the end of the world,’ amply demonstrate that Trump, far from having no accomplishments, is getting rather a lot done.”

Granted there are at least three (and hopefully seven) more years to go but already Trump’s is becoming one of the most consequential presidencies of our time. This isn’t hyperbole, either – though the actual policy improvements have only gotten started it’s the change in attitude that is truly remarkable. Trump’s campaign stops were marked by audience chants of “Lock her up!” and “Drain the swamp!” and while the former demand doesn’t look like it will come to fruition there’s little doubt the swamp’s water level has noticeably receded.

There’s still a long way to go but the fact the process of transformation has even begun is extraordinary in Washington circles. Ruling class elites are continually frustrated whenever Trump insists on doing things differently – essentially his way – but the logjam of nothingness in the nation’s capital has been dislodged and blood is again flowing through the veins of the federal government.

The “animatronic” Trump may be pre-programmed to say the same thing over and over again but the “real” one can never be pinned down as to what he’ll utter. Clearly not everyone takes to Trump’s style but it’s impossible to ignore what he’s accomplished and how the economy is improving simply because productive Americans now believe there’s a government that’s on their side instead of working overtime to stop them from abusing something.

Perhaps Trump’s successes of late can be chocked up to more discipline within the White House. Ever since General John Kelly took over as Trump’s Chief of Staff this summer the soap opera-like quality of the West Wing has been extinguished. Gone are the tales of intrigue and infighting among staff members. Former press secretary Sean Spicer is no longer the butt of jokes on Saturday Night Live. Media members have ceased pecking at Ivanka Trump every other hour and advisor Kellyanne Conway isn’t a regular topic of ridicule on cable shows.

Why? Perhaps Democrats have grasped the seriousness of this administration’s policy implications and retrained their guns on the man himself. Democrats’ stepped-up calls to resign will never bear fruit but they’ll keep touting the Mueller special prosecutor investigation as long as their media pals will allow them.

For Democrats, their best Christmas gift to themselves might be convincing pervert Senator Al Franken to retract the “resignation” he was intending to present in a few weeks.

Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico reported, “At least four senators are urging Al Franken to reconsider resigning, including two who issued statements calling for the resignation two weeks ago and said they now feel remorse over what they feel was a rush to judgment.

“Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who urged Franken not to step down to begin with — at least not before he went through an Ethics Committee investigation — said the Minnesota senator was railroaded by fellow Democrats…

“’The most hypocritical thing I’ve ever seen done to a human being — and then have enough guts to sit on the floor, watch him give his speech and go over and hug him? That’s hypocrisy at the highest level I’ve ever seen in my life. Made me sick,’ Manchin said.”

Finally, something a Democrat said that I agree with. The disgusting witch-like coven surrounding Franken’s “sorry, not sorry” non-resignation speech a couple weeks ago was truly nauseating. It made me sick too.

It’s more than a little ironic Manchin is leading the effort to get Franken to change his mind; if the West Virginian succeeds he may just deliver a “gift” to Republicans who will be able to credibly compete against both Manchin and Franken next year in their respective Senate races. The recent Alabama election proved some elements of the electorate are susceptible to “he said/she said” accusations and it would seem to put Franken’s seat in jeopardy.

Even more hilarious is the infighting the Franken affair is causing among Democrats, a group that normally prides itself on ignoring even credible licentious charges within its own cloakrooms and instead prefers sticking to savaging only Republicans. Now that Democrats won’t be parading Roy Moore before the public they’ve changed their tunes on Franken and the debatable merits of unsubstantiated sexual harassment claims (except there’s photo evidence in Franken’s case, of course).

(Note: Franken now says he’ll officially leave on January 2, 2018.)

The hypocrisy is breathtaking. Democrats supply it by the shovel full – and they don’t stop there, either. There’s reason to believe the minority party will be delivering “gifts” of stupidity well into the new year.

Jacqueline Thomsen of The Hill reported, “The Colorado Democratic Party is renaming its annual dinner the ‘Obama Dinner.’

“The dinner is being named after both former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, with the party’s executive director Pilar Chapa saying the move was to recognize the couple’s ‘historic contributions.’…

“The dinner was originally called the ‘Jefferson-Jackson Dinner,’ after Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.”

Thomsen further reported other state Democrat parties have done similar name switches though it’s not clear how many times Jefferson and Jackson have been dumped in favor of Obama and Michelle.

Sooner or later the aura attached to Obama’s eight disastrous years in office is going to fade when facts and common sense replace the former first couple’s legacy with the true-to-life accomplishments of the Trump administration.

There’s quite a lot to celebrate this Christmas season. Thankfully Trump isn’t just an “animatronic” figure in a Disney program – he’s a real life president with a popular agenda and the brainpower and determination to follow through on his promises to Make America Great Again.

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