Why I’m Voting for Donald Trump

By Christopher Harper

The economy under Donald Trump has been a marvel. Despite the pandemic, my wallet is fuller than ever before. That’s why I’m among a significant majority of Americans who think I’m better off than I was four years ago.

My wife and I just refinanced our house at the lowest rate we’ve ever had in 40 years of home owning and lowered our monthly costs by $400 a month on a shorter term.

My retirement account has improved dramatically over the past four years, making it possible for us to live well.

After many years of reporting about the Middle East, I am far more hopeful than ever. The defeat of the Islamic State has made the region far safer. The disengagement from the Iran nuclear deal has hobbled that country and its plans for the region. The peace agreements between Arab states and Israel are the most encouraging signs since the Camp David accords 40 years ago.

Early on, the president tried to engage China, but he realized that the Beijing government represents the most severe threat to the United States and the world. As a result, he has used the bully pulpit and executive orders to awaken people to the issues.

After nearly 50 years as a journalist and a journalism educator, I realize that my craft has fallen on bad times. The media have become sellers of falsehoods rather than beacons of truth. I applaud the president for calling out those in the media who are more interested in dividing us than uniting us.

President Trump would surely have won in a landslide had the pandemic not intervened. As a senior citizen, I was worried about how COVID-19 might affect my wife and me. Fortunately, the disease has not seriously affected most of the people we know.

As COVID-19 has become the centerpiece of the Democrat and media attack against the president, I thought they might have some better solutions. I was stunned at the recent onslaught of campaign ads by the Democrats that focused on masks, Obamacare, and shutdowns. If that’s the best that Joe Biden and his team can come up with, I’m glad they didn’t run health policy over the last year.

Although I didn’t vote for President Obama and Vice President Biden, I hoped that a black president might usher in better race relations. In fact, the opposite happened. As Obama and Biden fanned the flames of racial unrest in places like Ferguson, Missouri, I realized that things were going to get worse before they got better. As a result, I blame Obama and Biden for the division in the country.

Finally, I am grateful that President Trump has been able to return the U.S. Supreme Court to a better balance than I’ve seen in my lifetime.

I have never felt better about the righteousness of my vote.

Election 2020 An Army of Jim’s Squared (Thanks MSM)

at 9:27 PM EST on November 8th 2016 I wrote this:

I’m typing this at 9:27 PM Tuesday as I have to leave for work in 30 min, as of this moment I think it looks REALLY good for Donald Trump and if he did in fact win (and the lack of CNN projections in key states tells me he will) this is the reason why. My friend Jim, a 60 something Irishman, asked me to take him to vote. He is a two-time cancer survivor, has problems with his spine, fractured both feet two weeks ago, s waiting for six operations to help him walk properly and is in constant pain. I got to his place at 8:45 AM. It took him an hour to get dressed, a solid 10-12 minutes to hobble on his crutches to my car, over 30 minutes to go into the polling place and vote and another 10 minutes to hobble up the stairs back to his apartment and practically throw himself back onto his bed at 10:45 (after a bank trip too) in incredible pain. He did so to vote for Donald Trump in Massachusetts a state where the presidential race was not even remotely in doubt. I have a feeling this kind of thing has been repeated all over the country. If I’m right and Trump has won this election he owes people like my friend Jim a lot of thanks and also an obligation to deliver for his sake.

Four years later my friend Jim is in a Nursing home but the Army of Jim’s has grown and is not only dying to vote for Donald Trump for coming through for them, they are dying to take their vengeance on a media that has done all it can to defame Trump, deflect critique of Democrats in general and Biden in particular and deceive them as to the state of the country and the election.

In the end their efforts will be for naught. Donald Trump will win a 2nd term today because his first term has been the most successful of a president since James Knox Polk (1845-1849) but it’s also fair to say the media by their continual & unending attempt to destroy him has been the only group anywhere near as effective in assuring President Trump’s re-election as he was.

One the election is officially over I’ll go into some detail on this, perhaps on the Friday Podcast.

Update: fixed a format issue