Sunday, March 11, 2018

Mary Matalin on President Trump

This is a fabulous read. Political consultant Mary Matalin praised President Trump as a brilliant President, called his job performance stunning and that, now he's in office, she can die happy. I quite agree. Alert the media! Send this to your anti-Trump RINO friends.
“I think he's stunning; he's a paradigmatic shift. I don't think anybody else can do it because everybody else who thinks they know about politics impedes their own forward motion by saying it can't be done."
"Trump doesn’t have that [do-nothing] gene -- to him everything can be done. I think he is good at two things that I've never seen anybody be mutually good at in that office. One, he is a great inbox president, like you never know what's going to come across your desk, and he has not lost on one of those things. So, he knows how to jujitsu if it’s perceived to be lost in our measurement. And he’s a great overall president, like, he did what he said he was going to do and he is doing things he never imagined he would have to, so that’s really hard to do with a staff that was not quite seasoned – it’s just sheer force of will and force of personality. I think he’s doing great. He’s doing really great. I can die happy now. I was really worried about it."
Matalin, a veteran Republican strategist, said she’s specifically pleased with Trump’s “fabulous” leadership on tax reform and his can-do attitude toward public policy.
“Everything is possible, and guess what? He has proved that it is. Do you know how many years, decades, I worked on tax reform? He did it like that, changing people's lives. Do you know how long we all ran against Obamacare? The less reported is the most significant for the economy regulatory relief. He does make it look effortless and he gets up every morning and he does it and he keeps on fighting. That's hard – it’s a hard job. He thinks outside the box, acts outside the box.”
“I say this from the perspective of being in a blue city in a red state for 10 years – New Orleans and Louisiana. He's given people back hope, I mean people really, small-business people or young families or retiring people, in our DNA is always the potential to be better, to strive for something. You couldn’t strive for anything. You're being bushwhacked at every corner. He has shifted the collective psyche from horribly cynical to helpfully skeptical. So I think he is doing great."
She thinks Trump should tackle other issues such as education reform.
“We have to do real education reform. We’ve had 50 years of dismantling the humanities and education; that’s a little harder but he could, in the same way he did with EPA and such, he could give some of the power back and cut some of the strings. The other is unfunded mandate reform. We just have to do it and he could – I love the way he operates where he explains it to people the way they think about it, in a common-sense way, and I think he has the ability to bring in young voters."
Asked if she thought Trump would receive any blowback from conservatives for increasing federal spending:
“Deficit spending is not our problem. The substantive and ongoing unfunded structural debt is our problem. Our culture was founded on deficits. Businesses are founded on deficits and people’s families are founded on deficits, OK? But structural debt is like kids graduating with $100,000 in debt, that’s like the individual equivalent, as opposed to deficit spending when you’re starting out in life, OK? We cannot survive with the structural debt.”

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