The Swamp

November 30, 2020 Updated: November 30, 2020

President Donald Trump has done a pretty good job of fulfilling his commitments made during the 2016 campaign. Apparently, he is still convinced that meeting one of those commitments must be continued: “draining the Swamp.”

We must recognize that the Swamp is huge, decades-old, full of nefarious creatures—politicians and surrounding leeches (lobbyists, lawyers, seekers-of-the-coin).  There are millions of them; they are dangerous, non-productive drags on the well-being of the U.S. It’s unfortunate that they were allowed to multiply during the last several decades.

If the U.S. is to survive in the long term, the Swamp must be drained. Personally, I don’t care much for Trump’s presentation techniques. I am convinced that he would have won in a huge landslide if he did not turn people off by his rhetorical missteps. He turns many people off; I am convinced that hurt his campaign and voters’ decisions. He should have won in a huge, huge landslide. (Unfortunately, a lot of the voters are sorta stupid.)

It is too bad that a man who has done so much for the U.S. to get it back on track, after the disastrous works of his predecessor, decided to turn off people with controversial words instead of letting his successes speak for him. I forgive him because I think it takes a guy with fight/guts/independence to clean the swamp. This whole mess is a tragedy for America. Progressive/liberal philosophies (of Democrats?) have become the ruination of a great thing.

Good Luck, America.

Paul Kartinen