Lloyd Billingsley, Pro-American foreign and domestic policies – and Operation Warp Speed – put the president on top.
In 2020, 18 percent of Americans named President Donald Trump as the man they admire most, according to a year-end Gallup poll. President Trump thus ends the 12-year streak of Obama, now admired by 15 percent of Americans. Independents are evenly divided at 11 percent for Obama and Trump, a president of undeniable accomplishment.
As Don Feder recalls, Trump revived a moribund economy, made America energy independent, defended the southern border, cut taxes and regulations, appointed three Supreme Court justices, moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, promoted the right to life at every opportunity, and put America first in foreign policy and trade.
When President Trump took office, the Islamic State held 17,500 square miles of territory, but “by the end of Trump’s first year in office that was down to 1,930 square miles – a 90 percent decline from inauguration day,” notes Matt Palumbo of the Dan Bongino Show, and ISIS “lost their final strip of territory in March of 2019.” Trump is also “the first president since Jimmy Carter not to get the U.S. involved in any new wars,” and troop are coming home.
Another factor in Trump’s popularity is the peace deal he brokered between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and now Morocco. The Trump administration also helped normalize economic relations between Serbia and Kosovo. On the domestic front, the Trump’s administration’s Operation Warp Speed “catalyzed the creation of a vaccine in under a year.” For Palumbo, “how Obama has continued making the list remains a mystery,” but it shouldn’t be.
As Barry Rubin noted in Silent Revolution: How the Left Rose to Political Power and Cultural Dominance, influential writers, academics and members of the press, “spoke of how to be most effective in ensuring Obama’s election victory in 2008.” At the same time, “not a single serious investigation was conducted about Obama’s earlier life,” including Barry Soetoro’s years in Indonesia. Toward the end of his first term, serious investigations were beginning to appear.
The president’s Dreams from My Father devotes more 2,000 words to the beloved poet “Frank.” This was Frank Marshall Davis, the African American Stalinist who devoted his life to the service of all-white Communist dictatorships. As Paul Kengor explained in The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor, the president’s political agenda bore remarkable similarities to what Davis laid out in his journalism.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney ignored the record and in 2012 the leftist Democrat gained a second term. He launched the disastrous Obamacare, and deployed the IRS, FBI and DOJ against political opponents, betrayed the nation at Benghazi, and shipped billions of dollars to Iran’s Islamic regime.
The president looked to biographer David Garrow to enshrine his legacy but as the Pulitzer Prize winner revealed in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, the vaunted Dreams from My Father, was “without any question” a novel, not a memoir or an autobiography, and the author was a “composite character.”
Establishment media ignored the bombshell revelations and in 2020 Garrow disappeared from the former president’s A Promised Land, which bears strong similarities to the 2015 Believer, by “Obama’s narrator” David Axelrod. In similar style, the Communist Frank Marshall Davis vanished from the audio version of Dreams, The Audacity of Hope, and does not appear in A Promised Land.
Despite his many lies and disastrous record, establishment media continued to praise Obama as a unifying figure and smear detractors as racists. Even so, more people now admire President Donald Trump, whose achieved great things in the face of the Russia and Ukraine hoaxes, unrelenting media hatred, and backstabbing by alleged conservatives such as 2012 presidential loser Mitt Romney.
People might wonder how the accomplished and much admired Donald Trump could lose an election to serial plagiarist Joe Biden, a corrupt political underachiever in obvious mental decline. In the best Stalinist style, those who counted the votes made all the difference, and for all but the willfully blind, the election was stolen.
According to the Gallup Poll, 48 percent of Republicans named President Trump as the man they most admire, with no other figure claiming more than two percent. Obama is the top choice of Democrats at 32 percent, down from 41 percent last year. Only three percent of Americans and one percent of Republicans admire longtime federal bureaucrat Dr. Anthony Fauci, who turned 80 on December 24.
“Fauci is almost single-handedly responsible for the catastrophe we now face as a country,” Julie Kelly explains. Fauci has reversed himself “on everything, including COVID’s fatality rate, face coverings, school closings, and most recently, herd immunity.” Even so, Joe Biden asked Fauci “to stay on in the exact same role he’s had for the past several presidents.”
Meanwhile, on Wednesday Sen. Josh Hawley became the first Republican senator to go on record that he will oppose the certification of election results on January 6. Senators Tuberville, Loeffler and Cruz could join Hawley and a dozen Trump supporters in the House. As President Trump says, we’ll have to see what happens.