The most striking casualty of the Trump/Republicans vs. Democrat political war is the Democrats failure to acknowledge when Trump has a valid point. Cases in point:
1. Iran. In the San Francisco Chronicle article, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Defense secretary backs Trump’s tough talk on Iran (https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/James-Mattis-backs-Trump-s-aggressive tone-13101321.php?cmpid=gsa-sfgate-result) examines how Shiite Iran has been backing Shiite Syrian President Assad against the U.S., Saudi Arabia backed Sunni rebels, now losing their religious civil war. In addition, The New York Times found Iran a transfer point for Afghanistan opium. Trump is correct on Iran, but when he backed out of the nuclear arms treaty, no democrat stepped forward to acknowledge Trump’s valid positions on foreign intervention or opium smuggling.
2. Balance of trade deficient with: China, Europe, Japan, all sucking the economic life out of the U.S.A bearing the brunt of such financial imbalance for over 30 years. No previous president has made this festering economic sore a public issue until Trump highlighted this economic disaster. No Democrats have supported Trump’s position.
3. The stupid, expensive U. S. Mexico border wall. The Republicans want their border wall and are holding over 850,000 DACA children hostage unless the wall is funded. DACA children arrived in the U.S. as minors and promised avenues to citizenship if they registered and completed its requirements. If DACA children are deported many do not even speak the language of their native country, much less have skills to find employment. Building the wall will use materials made in the U.S.A, employ many Americans, freeing them to support the economy by buying cars, TV’s, etc., thereby helping our economy in areas that need large public works projects. Yes, a waste of money better spent elsewhere, but still would help our consumer economy and keep the U.S. promise to these children.
Time to:
A. If Trump has a good point, accept it.
B. If Trump is wrong, find a compromise.
Isn’t that how democracy is supposed to work?