“To Thine Own Self Be True..” –Polonius
We are witnessing a phenomenon in Donald Trump that has never been seen before–a man who has remained consistent and true to who and what he is both before, and amazingly–AFTER being elected President of the United States.
And we are also witnessing something unseen or heard of in modern times. The media and his opponents are becoming fatigued and frustrated and tired and worn out in their efforts to destroy him via the usual tactics of weaponizing character assassination via the media and on Capital Hill–by both Democrats AND Republicans.
I predict we will see before the mid-terms, significant Trump SUCCESSES, Legislatively, culturally societally, and globally for one main reason. HE WON’T GO DOWN! And there’s an old axiom that if you can’t beat him–you might consider JOINING him so as to claim some of the victory mantle for yourself.
President Trump Weathers The Storm
1) He has not moved one iota from the same personality or behavior that he was as a business man, candidate, or now President. And you can criticize him all you want–but there is something remarkable and noteworthy about the kind of intestinal fortitude it takes to remain aligned with your core values and personality while under unprecedented attack from all sides.
2) Never in history has an individual withered such an unprecedented and unrelenting attack from every imaginable quarter of our country and the globe! NEVER! And again, forget for the moment your differences with him–people admire public figures who can not just survive this level of onslaught–but actually continues to fight and damage those aligned against him. He is a survivor. He is a warrior. And he has faced down ALL of his opponents with one unrelenting mantra. “Do your worst! And I will do mine! And we will see who is left standing!”
Proof? Every where he goes, there are hundreds of thousands of Americans who enthusiastically cheer him on and support him!
Why? Because like many of us–they are/were sick and tired of not having a voice in Washington. They were sick and tired of a society and culture that had become so politically correct that virtually any utterance became cause for condemnation and censure. They were sick and tired of being called “ignorant and deplorable racists” for the simple act of disagreeing with an incompetent President who happened to be Black. And they were sick and tired of being lectured to that transgender bathrooms and global warming were more important than JOBS! They were tired of a media grown so arrogant and disconnected that truly it has become little more than an opposition Party.
The People’s Champion
In short, Donald Trump HAS become the People’s champion and even a group of disgruntled miscreants as profoundly tone-deaf, dysfunctional, and obtuse as the Democrat Party–are beginning to understand who and what they’re up against. He won’t be intimidated. He won’t be shamed. He won’t be cowed. And he will not be anything other than exactly what we have always known him to be–proud, defiant, obnoxiously arrogant, and a true American Patriot!
So now it only remains to be seen how long his enemies can hold out before they capitulate and attempt to join hands with him–now fully cognizant that they won’t bring him down with the tried and true tactics of the past–unrelenting character assassination and abuse. Not only doesn’t it phase him–he actually seems to GAIN power and strength from the feud! In short–he F’n ENJOYS the very treatment you think will destroy him! I don’t have the words to describe the rarity of that trait. I’m not sure anyone does….
So in closing on this beautiful Sunday, the question remains. A question so impossible even to consider a few months ago–yet hangs relevant today like a looming storm cloud. How long will it take Trump’s adversaries to seek out ways to work with him–having become convinced that seeking his destruction is only a sure-fire recipe for ensuring their own demise…..?
Commentary by Steve Dougherty
To Father an American Champion…provides a roadmap for any father who wants to raise his children to become American Champions. The stories are upbeat and inspirational, utilizing anecdotes from great American legends and their families. My life is dedicated to honoring all fathers while encouraging them to be better fathers. The world will always need champions and heroes and American sons and daughters have historically answered that call because American fathers have instilled in them the seeds of tradition, honor, and purpose. By teaching them to live up to the word citizen – we preserve our common good.”
–Steve Doherty, Author, Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker