A few Trump accomplishments (?) Jerry Jones omitted in his recent letter to the Sun: Trump …

• has increased our annual budget deficit to 1 trillion dollars.

• passed a tax cut that led to this headline in Forbes Magazine: “The 2017 Tax Cuts Didn’t Work, The Data Proves It.”

• lied incessantly. Should we expect our president to tell the truth?  How do you justify over 14,000 lies?  Jerry, do all the lies bother you?

• Trump enhanced his bromance with Vladmir Putin, refusing to blame the Russians for their proven election interference.

• Sharpened his golf game, albeit at tax payers expense, to the tune of more than 100 million dollars so far.

• promoted an anti-science attitude leading to policies that are driven by whim instead of facts.

• fueled race-driven extremism that has increased by 30% during his tenure.

• proposed an endless supply of conspiracy theories, mostly to cover for his stupidity.  Fake news, deep state opposition, and Ukrainian election interference are but a few examples.

• cleaned out the “swamp” and infested it with criminals.  (6 Trump associates have been convicted of crimes.  Compare that to any other president.)

• provided fodder for multiple white house staffers to author books describing his erratic, inept behavior.

• weakened our alliances with NATO and other allies at a time when Russia has invaded Ukrainian territory, sent assassins abroad to poison opponents, and interfered in our elections.

• hung the Kurds out to dry by withdrawing from Syria (without consulting with our military leadership).

• became the first president whose statements have to be analyzed for truth telling.

• succeeded in becoming the first modern era president to conceal his tax returns from the public.

• denied the reality of the greatest threat to our planet, withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, setting our country apart as the only nation in the world not cooperating in combating global warming.  (Jerry Jones thinks this was a good move, probably because of his vast knowledge of climate science (sarcasm intended)).

• pardoned war criminals over the objections of military leaders.

• failed, despite several promises, to produce a “wonderful, cheap, healthcare plan.

• fired an ambassador reasoning wrongly that she did not hang up his portrait in the embassy.

• demonstrated his business acumen with 6 bankruptcies.

• caused thousands of children to be held in inhumane conditions and separated from their families.

• has indulged in the politics of division.

• is on his way to becoming only the third president in history to face impeachment.

• has demeaned the office of the presidency by using it to express his contempt for people who do not support him.  (See John McCain)

• has undercut our nation’s moral standing by ignoring the killing by the Saudis of an American newsman, Jamal Khashoggi.

• uses foul language and childlike name calling to demean opponents.

• replaced knowledge and professionalism in government with ignorance and amateurism.

Yes, the economy is doing well, but it was doing well when Trump took office. He deserves credit for continuing economic growth but not for inventing it as Trump would have you believe. Former Republican Congressman Charlie Dent said that House Republicans are “absolutely disgusted and exhausted by the President’s behavior.”

Does truth matter? Does decency matter? Every voter has to decide that in 2020. If you don’t care about truth and decency, Trump is your man.                     

Frank Butcher

Baytown

 

Recommended for you

(17) comments

rmartin

Little bitter there frankie? He hasn't finished draining the swamp yet. Four more frankie, four more!!!

Frank

The sad thing, N/A, is that you don't realize how pathetic and empty of facts your replies and letters are.

Alan H

Bravo Frank!!! Best fact-based article I've ever seen in the BSun. The day of reckoning is coming soon for Lyin' Trump and his cult of enabler Republi-klans.

baytownbert

I'm thinking of designing automobile curb feelers for humans, but with flashing lights and obnoxious noise-making tip options. This way we can identify those that have no tolerance for others opinions, especially if the opinions carry logic on almost any level. I believe this forum is a target rich environment. (Of course I do not include the above contributors because they are masters of debate and often compromise with friendly back-slaps and solutions).

Just Steve

It must be painful or a horrible feeling to have so much hate and bitterness inside. A ticking time bomb and most likely it will end in a heart attack. I've seen it and held a man waiting for EMS. He told me he was sorry for making people around him so miserable because the truth was he was miserable and didn't know how to fix it. So we prayed for him there and then in Church. He lived and today after rededicating his life to Jesus again, his heart has changed and he is not bitter and hateful anymore. All of his friends that strayed away from him have seen the change and welcome him back. His wife and family are so happy once again and the old Baytown Sun was at peace.

Alan H

Just Steve, please have your church pray for the miserable President. He worships money, not God and lies constantly, is racist, curses, berates everyone to feel superior. His whole life is one big miserable fraud. He is so inhuman he feels no need to apologize or ask to be forgiven. His name is D Trump but you may know him by his aliases; Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest, Deranged, Delusional or Dictator Trump.

Just Steve

In the Bible, it says Let "every person be subject to the governing authorities". For there is no authority except God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Romans 13.1 I believe. So God has put Trump there, He may not be model President but he was put there for a reason and it appears it's working. He doesn't have to do anything except what he feels he can do to fulfill his slogan "Make America Great again". So if you don't like Trump, you aren't trusting God for putting there and allowing his pan to play out we the people be subject to his authority. If you are a Christian you must know this. If not I understand the bitterness in your heart. Steve R.

Frank

Steve, using your logic, God also put Obama in office. Am I to assume that your Christian beliefs caused you to like and defend Obama? Continuing that line of thought, God must have put Hitler in charge of Germany and Stalin in Russia, so as a dutiful Christian, you must have approved of them as well. Heck, since scripture (as interpreted by you) demands that we approve of and support all incumbents, we might as well not have elections. I think it is our Christian duty to oppose evil wherever we find it, even in the highest offices of government.

Alan H

Just Steve, Even I had no trouble finding Biblical verses describing how Christians should handle Trump-The Lawless One: The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12)

rmartin

Amen Just Steve, amen...

Just Steve

Frank / Alan, I just have a hard time finding why someone would spend so much time conducting letters with so much hate for anyone. It's bad enough we have the media help to divide the nation even more. You know ingrate is an ungrateful person and misery is a person who is constantly miserable. If I woke every day and my mission was to show my bitter feelings, to me is a cry for help. It's not normal to go all day looking for some way to make someone else more miserable than themselves. Most people see this and seek a doctor, a counselor or speak with a Church pastor about the bitterness that lives in your heart. There was a guy once that had a boss that really got under his skin. He hated to get up and go to work each day and he made it clear to his family about his boss. He was so miserable. His wife went to Church one Wednesday and heard a sermon that opened her eyes. Her husband came home on a Friday and that night at the supper table all he talked about was his boss. That night before bed he spoke to his wife about him again. That Saturday he was mowing the yard and his wife brought him a drink. He stopped the mower and told her, I bet my boss doesn't even mow his own yard. That night they went to dinner and a movie. You guessed it, he talked about this boss he hated so much again. He mentioned him in bed that Saturday night once again. On Sunday he went to Church and took his family to lunch and again he mentioned Monday was coming soon and how much he hated going back to work. Again the rest of that Sunday was nothing but dreading going back to work to be around this horrible man. Well, his wife had about enough of this and told him to sit up in bed that Sunday night. She said you must really like this guy more than you think. He said what? Yes, you like this man so much you asked him to spend the weekend with us. He had supper with us on Friday night. He slept in our bed. He mowed the grass with you on Saturday. He went to dinner with us and saw a movie on Saturday night. He slept in our bed again. Sunday he went to Church with us and even had lunch with us and the tragedy of this is, he doesn't know you allowed him to spend the weekend with our family. So yes misery - "a person who is constantly miserable or discontented" must be a horrible place for one's mind to be. If you want to go on record sleeping with the President, carry on.

Frank

Steve, if you want to be a Polyanna and ignore the threat Trump poses to our country, good for you. However, I am confident that if the entire populace of the colonies had your attitude, we would still be part of the British Empire. Sometimes grumpiness is justified and even necessary to create change for the better. My objection to your post was that you took a Bible verse to justify the support of a lying, corrupt president. The logic of your interpretation made no sense. If pointing that out makes me a grump, so be it. Your implication was that a good Christian would never complain about the government. That is just bull hockey. It makes more sense to me that the duty of a good Christian is to speak out in opposition to lies and corruption.

Just Steve

To avoid division in Church, you don't discuss politics. A fool tells you what he will do; a boaster what he has done. The wise man does it and says nothing.

Frank

One more thing, Steve. In the interest of equanimity, you should also judge those who obsess about Obama and Clinton as unhappy grumps.

Just Steve

Frank, for me, I move forward in every part of my life. Going backward does me no good at all. It's like diffusing a bomb after it already went off. There's no point. When we are under hospice care like my mother today and waiting on a diaper change, we won't be thinking of how good or bad someone is. Trust me on that. Bye!

Frank

In the meantime, before somebody is changing our diapers, we need to be trying to make a difference.

Alan H

Hey Just Steve, my Mom was in hospice last February. I understand your pain and your Mom's suffering. Trust that God's love will give comfort and peace to both of you. Forget about D Tramp and take care of your Mom.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.