Well, Doy

The WashEx asks if Trump is already president:

With weeks to go until he takes office, Trump’s moves have tested the limits of his unofficial powers as the president-in-waiting. And although his activism has drawn scrutiny from detractors, his favorability ratingshave hit new heights on the heels of several high-profile successes.

“I don’t think it’s normal for a president-elect to be out and about like this, but this is the era of Trump, and he is literally rewriting the rules,” said Ford O’Connell, a Republican strategist.

My answer?  Why not?  Obama’s been semi-retired for the past two and a half years.

13 thoughts on “Well, Doy

  1. Mitch, you are being too kind to the Golfer in Chief. IMO, he’s never worked since he’s been in office.

  2. The Presidential era of Trump began Nov 9, I believe the vapors of the MSM are hugely responsible for that.

  3. I won’t attempt to read Trump’s mind.
    Intentional or not, he is letting everyone around the world know that there is a new sheriff in town. The markets seem to like the idea.

  4. Like many conservative-Americans, I voted for Trump only as a protest vote against The Queen (and the disaster she would be as ruler of our Republic).
    But Trump has totally surprised and impressed me so far. He is taking the job very seriously.

    One thing…Barry Obama went on a world wide apology tour after getting elected. Telling the world how sorry he was about the evil US.
    Trump is going on an arena Thank You tour.

  5. Night Writer….the loony left still doesn’t get it.
    We had the same full court press against Reagan in the 80s, but I think it will be different this time. More media outlets for example.

  6. What a strange article. You know, what are these “rules” being broken. Who drafted them. WTF. People in DC should get real jobs.

  7. I’m looking very much forward to the Army vs Navy football game tomorrow. Trump is supposedly going to be there sitting 1st half on Army side and 2nd half on the Navy side. No word on if O will be there but I think Trump would steal all the air from the stadium anyway. Question: What kind (and how much) coverage will the MSM give to the event?

  8. Read something about Garrison Keillor (writing in the Wash Post) and Trump, so did a quick online search. Well, it seems ol’Garrison has written many anti-Trump articles recently, but the one from the day after the election pretty much tops them all. Ol’Garrison called Trump voters uneducated and stupid.

    3 months ago I wished Trump would disappear. Today I am quite happy with how things turned out.

  9. I remember him saying something along the lines that he doesn’t mind watching us and Trump (inevitably according to him) destroy government and DC. The irony is, Trump was elected because he promised to do just that, sure he might be a populist ‘conservative’ but it sure as hell beats the last 8 years and he wants to ruffle feathers. DC is in for a rude awakening and I for one am thrilled to watch DC burn (metaphorically of course)

  10. Night Writer….the loony left still doesn’t get it.
    We had the same full court press against Reagan in the 80s, but I think it will be different this time. More media outlets for example.

    But Trump has something Reagan never had, a direct outlet to the American people. Twitter. Ironically Twitter may be saved by him. Don’t underestimate the power this tool will have and in some cases already has (re: Carrier, and Boeing building Air Force One)

  11. It’s an interesting deal, because the effects of most Presidents start after they take office. Trump is upending this simply because of the huge vacuum Obama is–he’s never done anything in a way as to stick, and he’s facing his most horrific adversary: a man who has the pull with his voters to go right by media outrage and overturn his executive orders and other lawless acts.

    Hence I think a lot of what he’d planned to do is going to stay on the shelf, simply because he knows that it will be overturned by his successor. I’m hoping that a great portion of Obama’s legacy can be outright reversed, starting with the Health Insurance Deform Act, but stasis is a great start.

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