Is it hard to believe people at the highest levels of our government conspired to undermine a presidential candidate or to remove a sitting president from office? It is not unprecedented and has been attempted many times during our history. I do not understand how so many can deny it continues to play out.
The nefarious and clearly illegal attempts to deny Donald J. Trump the presidency and to now remove him from office is not a theory or supposition of ideas. It is now hard proven, and an undeniable fact.
There are those that will tell you President Trump is different than past presidents, and at any cost simply cannot be allowed to remain in office. Of course, all presidents are different. The same was said of President Andrew Jackson.
The parallels between Jackson and Trump are striking. For Jackson there was Adam's and Clay's "Corrupt Bargain" to deny him the 1824 nomination. For Trump there was the Republican Party's attempt at using Delegates to deny him his party's nomination.
Jackson/Old Hickory was attacked because of his temperament and for lack of political experience. He was an outsider. Does this sound familiar?
A "Swamp Drainer" of his time, he took office in 1829 with great expectations to cleanse government of corruption and restore the nation's finances. History records Andrew Jackson as a very consequential president. During his tenure he set the Office of President on equal footing with Congress in terms of power and ability to shape law and government.
Like Trump, Jackson was under constant attack. Something else they have in common is Hillary Clinton attacking them. In a large way, Clinton is behind the effort to remove President Jackson from our $20 bill. Maybe she sees Trump and Jackson as kindred spirits.
With so many wrapped around the axle about the Trump campaign and collusion you would think it was the dirtiest campaign of all time. Well, it does not even hold a candle to the Jackson, Adams campaign of 1824, or many others.
What has stood the test of time is Jackson's many accomplishments. It is true he lacked political polish, often saying and doing things similar to President Trump. Like Trump, he was a populist and the peoples' President. Also like Trump he changed the political Party landscape.
To get a measure of the impact Andrew Jackson had on our country during his time as President, he appointed five Supreme Court Justices. Of course, as there always is, there was objection to many of them. Nothing like the circus nominations suffer now.
President Trump is on track to appoint three, and possibly more Supreme Court Justices.
I do not want anyone's head to explode, but you know it is possible Donald J. Trump will be remembered by history as one of our greatest presidents. His accomplishments are many and we are not yet halfway through his first term.
Most of the people attacking him will not be remembered at all. This is something to consider when you hear what they are saying.
I have written this to give a little perspective to the "Sky is falling" hysteria.
Things could be better, but they could be a whole lot worse.
Our current president is for sure not the most polished stone. Neither was Jackson, please tell me what president was.
Like him or not, we needed someone to shake things up.
If there is nothing else we can agree on, I think you will agree, he certainly "bigly" has done that.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN