WHY TRUMP’S FIRST HUNDRED DAYS BEATS RONALD REAGAN’S – PART 2

 

 

TRUMP BEATS REAGAN'S FIRST 100 DAYS

 

 THE PROOF

 

 

Indeed, when we look back at Reagan's first 100 days what were the most striking, memorable and consequential things? First off there was the end of the long, agonizing 444 day Iran Hostage Crisis just hours after Reagan took office. But that was President Carter's achievement as he negotiated an end to the crisis with Iran months before.

 

 

What next comes to mind was the attempted assassination on Reagan's life, extraordinary in that he was the first president to take a would be assassin's bullet and survive.

 

 

What else was there? Nothing of immediate importance or consequence. Reagan proposed the largest peacetime defense build up in U.S. history, which he would get well after his first 100 days. Also to spur the faltering economy Reagan proposed major across the board cuts in personal and corporate taxes. These he would get later that year when the stagflation he inherited from Carter worsened, and joblessness and inflation went into double digits.

 

But Trump wasted little time in getting to work on the economy. From day one he started signing Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions nullifying unnecessary growth inhibiting, jobs killing red tape and regulations from the economically flat to failing Obama era. Totaling 13 in number (the most of any President) these CRAs have just about completely dismantled Obama's destructive regulatory regime (much of it based on fake climate science) which is hurting businesses and costing the economy an estimated $100 billion per year (see). Moreover, in his first 100 days Trump revived, to the cheers of the International Workers Union and pro-fossil fuel advocates, the XL Keystone and Dakota Access pipeline projects. These will create tens and thousands of high paying construction, manufacturing and spinoff jobs.

 

Other positive actions taken by Trump that has inspired a new optimism in the business and energy communities is his replacing Obama era anti-business, anti-free market, anti-fossil fuel personnel with their opposites in his administration. This sets the stage for realizing (among other things) Trump's vision of transforming America into a 21st century energy HYPERPOWER which has the potential of creating millions of new jobs.

 

As is clearly evident from the above Trump's first 100 days trump's Reagans. But where Trump truly shines beating out the Gipper is in the reassertion of US military power and restoring our leadership role on the world stage after a period of steep decline during the feckless, lead from behind Obama years.

 

 

It's amazing but as a possible sign of reversing Americas military and geopolitical decline, with a victorious Reagan-like peace through strength foreign policy, Trump (who was inaugurated on the 70th year, 7th month and 7th day of his life see) on April 7th (Syrian time), which was the 77th day of his presidency (see), launched the punishing attack on the Syrian air base for Assad's murderous use of chemical weapons*. It's as if Trump set in motion something quite significant and far reaching that day that will prove to be an important factor in restoring American greatness*. However, Reagan would do nothing comparable until late 1983 when he ordered the invasion of Grenada to depose an oppressive, pro-Castro communist regime. 

*The attack was launched in the evening of April 6th Washington time, which was April 7th in Syria. April 6th (the 77th day of Trump's Presidency) was the 100th anniversary of President Wilson declaring war on Germany, thus bringing us into World War I.

 

 MAKING RUSSIA SMALL AGAIN

 

 

Defying his expectations Trump's actions in Syria were a blow to Russia's strong man President Vladimir Putin who was made to look weak and helpless as his ally Assad was pounded. Moreover, politically this decisive action against Assad quickly put to rest the ridiculous notion that Trump was covertly colluding with Putin and was his puppet or agent. Indeed, just as those eight strong years of Ronald Reagan brought the Soviets to their knees it looks like eight strong years of Donald Trump will put Putin back in his place, and make Russia small again. Also impressive is Trump getting China to stand up to North Korea as he was striking Assad; and his threat to levy new sanctions on Iran for illegally test firing a ballistic missile.

 

 

And lastly, on April 7th, the day Trump bombed Syria, the Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court judge. This was the first time since 1881 that a sitting President did this in his first 100 days.

 

 Trump said this of Reagan when he was a liberal Democrat and supporter of Jesse Jackson's bid for the Presidency. Now that Trump's a Republican President the liberal Democrats are saying the same thing about him.

With business and consumer confidence soaring in anticipation of a robustly growing economy, and the Fed joining in with two recent interest rate hikes, that Trump's first 100 days were a disaster because of a few executive orders held up in the courts (which will be resolved in the Supreme Court), and a temporary set back on healthcare reform (more of the Freedom Caucus is now on board), is ludicrous in the extreme. There are the anti-Trump media distortions of Trump's first 100 days and the reality of his achievements which put him ahead of Ronald Reagan. It took 18 months for Reagan to get his act together; and my guess is that Trump (who has shown he can learn) will do that under budget and in less time.

 

We are in the SECOND 100 DAYS of THE GREAT DISRUPTER'S     EIGHT MIGHTY MAGA YEARS as his vicious political and media enemies continue to implode trying desperately to take him down. It's both fascinating and amusing to watch. 

 

 

 

 POSTSCRIPT

 

The above excellent New York Times article on Reagan's achievements in his first 100 days reports the following:

"Mr. Reagan's achievements so far are contained in a package of proposals including 83 major program changes, 834 amendments to the budget this year and next, 151 lesser budgetary actions and 60 additional pieces of legislation. Not until March 31 did he sign his first bill - cutting back dairy price supports - on a breakfast tray at George Washington University Hospital the morning after he was shot. If the bulk of his program is enacted, it won't be until much later in the year, and it is far from certain what form it will be in by then."
 
As you can see Reagan's greatest achievements in his first 100 days were a PACKAGE OF PROPOSALS none of which (with one exception) were enacted before the end of that period. Trump's first 100 days towers above Reagan's in achievements. And his package of proposals for changing the economic, military and geostrategic direction of our nation is just as vast, comprehensive and ambitious as Reagan's.  
 
In fact, while Reagan signed his first bill on March 31 (the day he was shot) Trump by early April had signed twice as many bills as Obama.
 
 
In short, Trump had one hell of a first 100 days.
 
UPDATE
 
Trump's first 130 Days and Reagan's
 
Donald Trump is now in the 130th day of his productive and media embattled presidency and he keeps on besting the Gipper. Since the end of his first 100 days on April 29th, and defying expectations, Trump got the House to pass a healthcare reform bill to repeal and replace Obamacare; and he went on his first overseas trip which was a triumph...especially in Saudi Arabia where he formed a coalition of over 50 Sunni states to fight Islamic extremism. Reagan's first trip to a foreign country which was in March, 1981 was to Canada where he addressed the Canadian parliament. And his first trip overseas (outside of our hemisphere) wasn't until June 1982 when he went to Paris to meet with France's President Francois Mitterrand.
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31 thoughts on “WHY TRUMP’S FIRST HUNDRED DAYS BEATS RONALD REAGAN’S – PART 2

  1. President Trump:

    Build the wall. Bring back jobs to America.

    Those are the biggest two issues facing America.

    Neither one, is done yet.

    Neither one, is basically even started yet.

    They are big jobs, but they both need to be done.

    Build the wall. Bring back jobs to the US.

    1. Many of these will take time. The wall will likely take 1-3 or more years. Trump has to get past a RINO congress, then the courts that are trying to run the country. I think he’s made a good start on this.

      And bring jobs back, absolutely. The steps he’s take help. H1B, while not eliminated, are being scrutinized, new illegal aliens have dropped by more than 2/3s. Both will result in jobs over the next 3-6 months.

      1. Looks like everyone is all very pro-Trump.

        I commend you all for that.

        I am also very pro-Trump. But he has done nothing yet, about the two issues I voted for him, for.

        So I am pointing that out. Not to worry, I will be back on board with him, as soon as he does things about these two issues.

        Build the wall. Bring back American jobs.

        But he hasn’t done anything really yet. So I am standing up and saying “hey”.

        Build the wall.

        Bring back American jobs.

        1. Why don’t you say HEY to the audience that matters. You’d shoot your grocer for not carrying penicillin, I swear.It isn’t Donald Trump, let alone Trump boosters.

          It’s to CONGRESS.

            1. Right!

              Trump was an important piece, a very important piece, of the American picture. But Trump cannot possibly be the whole thing.

              CONGRESS needs to get the heat, now.

              1. ”CONGRESS needs to get the heat, now”

                Congress is the swamp…..none of them actually work, rather they pick an issue and have endless meetings of discussion for years! And this in between all their down time and vacations from Congress…

        2. You are dead wrong, dead right. You’ve had it pointed out to you that you are wrong.Either get with the program or get lost. He has been working hard on both those things and you’re being a pin-head.

        3. …..”he has done nothing yet, about the two issues I voted for him”….

          Well now, after people have explained things to you, you’re still saying this???????

          Perhaps governance and how things work in our country are too far beyond your grasp to understand…..therefore the most that could be given is to tell you be patient….the grownups know what they are doing.

        4. Your narrative is tiresome, Dead Right. Did you think you were voting for Jesus Christ last November? Don Trump is a 70 year old man who has never held public office or been a military officer, unlike the other 44 men who have been president. You need to give him more 12 weeks to get to where he needs to be. Seriously. Did you really expect he’d have the wall built and repatriated all the jobs 3 months in?

        5. Why not bitch about the RINOs/GOPe instead of Trump, Dead Right? He can’t do what you want if they don’t do their job. Barking up the wrong tree may make one feel good but onlookers get a chuckle….

    2. Sure they’ve been started…..where have you been?… To even say neither is “DONE” is just asinine. Did you expect a wall to be built in a day…or jobs to just appear over night? Furthermore Trump nor government can create jobs…that’s up to the private sector to do….Trumps simply providing the “climate” for them to do it in they haven’t had for a very long time….and that’s certainly more than just in the works if you follow the Bills which have been passed…. Trumps job is to prime the engine of this country and if you can’t see that he’s doing that then nobody can help you…

    3. Dead Stupid

      Honestly, you look like an idiot on this.

      That wall is a massive project. He has started to work on it, and you know it.

      He opened bids on the ball about six weeks ago, and put them on a very fast timetable.

      Did you have some kind of idea there would be bricks laid on the first day or something?

      Yikes.

      As for bringing jobs back, that’s not an overnight process either, and he has been working on it.

      Where have you been?

    1. Reagan would be supporting Trump. After all, he’s a peace thru strength tax cutting Reaganite.

  2. Thank you Apollo for bringing clarity to the debate over Trump’s first 100 days. It was BETTER than Reagan’s. The narrative that it was a disaster is tiresome. Listening to MSM you’d think it was worse than Lincoln’s and JFK’s first 100 days: Civil War and Bay of Pigs.

  3. You can rest assured that this administration—being presided over by an admittedly flawed man, but one who (I believe with Apollo) has the BLESSING OF PROVIDENCE—is working tirelessly on every issue of importance to both his supporters and the American People in general…

  4. We got absolutely nothing out of Obama. We’re getting almost everything out of Trump.

    Of one thing I am certain, there has never been this big a turn around in the first 100 days of any administration in U.S. history.

    Trump makes Bush look like Harry Ried, or Schumer. Trump is taking action on almost everything we want him to.

    Hell, we’ve never had a guy more on our side on abortion, illegal aliens, the wall, the military, foreign affairs, downsizing, reductions in taxes, putting people back to work, addressing nuclear armed or determined nations.

    There’s much greatness in Trump, and he’s going to be one of the great ones.

  5. Here is the reality, folks:

    Trump is NOT doing anywhere nearly enough to drive the illegals out of our country. I realize that the first line of business is to stop them from coming in. That is paramount, and has to be fully implemented before you can get to Phase II of deporting them on a massive scale.

    HOWEVER, the Mexican Invasion is not being identified for what it is: A MASSIVE INVASION OF THE UNITED STATES.

    NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD HAS A COUNTRY EVER SUCCESSFULLY HANDLED A MASS INVASION BY SIMPLY ASSIMILATING THE INVADERS, AND MAKING THEM CITIZENS. MASS INVASIONS ONLY, ONLY, ONLY, ONLY END IN ONE OF TWO WAYS: THE INVADERS WIN, AND SLAUGHTER THE NATIVES, TAKING EVERYTHING THEY HAVE, OR THE INVADERS ARE SLAUGHTERED BY THE NATIVES WHO ARE DEFENDING THEIR HOMELAND AGAINST THE INVADERS.

    WHEN YOU HAVE ALREADY ACCEDED TO THE DEFEAT OF YOUR OWN HOMELAND, THE NEXT THING TO FOLLOW IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE MASS SLAUGHTER OF AMERICANS THAT WILL SURELY FOLLOW.

    THE ONLY, ONLY, OOOOONNNNNNLLLLLYYYY WAY THAT YOU HANDLE A MASS INVASION IS BY MILITARY FORCE. WE SHOULD ALREADY BE STATIONING TROOPS AT THE BORDER, WITH ORDERS TO SHOOT TO KILL ANYTHING THAT MOVES WITHIN 1,000 YARDS OF THE BORDER. PERIOD!!!! THIS IS A FVCKING INVASION, TRUMP AND COMPANY!!! GET THE FVCKING MILITARY DOWN THERE AND SHOOT TO FVCKING KILL!! ACT LIKE YOU GIVE A SH!T ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY FOR GOD’S SAKE!! IF THE LIBERALS B!TCH ABOUT TAKING THAT KIND OF ACTION, SEND IN GOON SQUADS WHENEVER THEY PROTEST, AND BEAT THEM TO DEATH. THIS IS FVCKING WAR, FOR SH!T’S SAKE.

    1. He’s had an awesome hundred days. I mean, that wall is almost built already, ACA is dead, and ISIS is destroyed, right you idiots?

  6. Read this article people, IT’S GREAT!

    Marc A. Thiessen: The past 100 days have been a disaster – for Democrats | The Salt Lake Tribune

    The Democrats spent much of Trump’s first months in office pushing their unfounded narrative of Trump’s alleged collusion with Vladimir Putin. But that narrative went up in smoke when Trump launched missile strikes against Putin’s Syrian ally, Bashar Assad. Trump not only hit the air base from which Assad allegedly had launched his chemical weapons attack but also dropped the “mother of all bombs” on the Democrats’ efforts to paint him as a Putin puppet. His Syrian strikes were followed by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s blistering speech before the U.N. Security Council laying the blame on Russia for failing to stop Syria’s use of chemical weapons and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s charge, on a recent visit to Afghanistan, that Russia is arming the Taliban. Suddenly, we’re in a new Cold War with Moscow — which pours cold water on Democrats’ case for Trump-Putin collusion. All that effort at character assassination down the drain.

    But most damaging has been the Democrats’ seemingly nonstop efforts to further alienate the millions of Americans who twice voted for Barack Obama but switched to Trump last year. The president’s critics have pointed to a Post-ABC News poll, which showed that Trump had not expanded his base of support since he took office. Well, Trump did not need to expand his base. He won the election (and the poll suggested that if the election were held again today, he would not only defeat Hillary Clinton again but also win the popular vote this time).

    The ones who need to expand their base are Democrats — the party that lost — and they utterly failed to so. According to the Post-ABC News poll, only 2 percent of Americans who voted for Trump regret their votes, while fully 96 percent say it was the right thing to do. In other words, after 100 days, Democrats made no inroads with these Obama-Trump voters. Quite the opposite, today just 28 percent of Americans say that the Democratic Party is in touch with the concerns of most Americans today — 10 points behind Trump.

    Perhaps one reason is that Democrats have made clear their deep-seated contempt for the values of working-class, socially conservative Democrats who left their party in droves last year. On April 21, newly elected Democratic National Committee chairman Thomas Perez announced that pro-life candidates are no longer welcome in the Democratic Party: “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health. That is not negotiable.” Hear that, Middle America? Get with the baby-killing program.

    Democrats are completely focused on placating their frothing, left-wing, anti-Trump base — and the American heartland thinks these people are insane. They see women marching in anti-Trump rallies wearing “pussy” hats (and placing them on the heads of young children). They see left-wing mobs attacking Charles Murray at Middlebury College and trying to stop Ann Coulter from speaking at the University of California at Berkeley. They see “Bill Nye the Liberal Guy” — honorary co-chair of the March for Science — raising a question about whether people should be punished for having “extra kids.” (Which of their kids, they wonder, is the “extra” one?) They see a horrible feedback loop of left-wing intolerance for their beliefs and way of life.

    And they see Democrats in Washington pandering to these people.

    They also see that Democrats have not even made a pretense of cooperation with the candidate they elected. The Democratic Party is no longer the opposition; it is “The Resistance.” These voters rightly ask: Resistance to what? The answer, they conclude, is resistance to ideas that are not their own. Resistance to the values of Middle America. Resistance to the candidate who promised to fight for them — the “forgotten Americans” the Democratic Party abandoned.

    The Democrats’ unrelenting, hyperventilating obstruction of Trump has sent crystal-clear a message to millions of Obama-Trump voters: We don’t hear you. We loathe your president and all of you who put him into office. And we’re going to show you what you can do with your Trump vote, by doing everything in our power to undermine the man you elected.

    Not smart. Cranking out the liberal base while alienating working-class, traditionally Democratic voters did not work in 2016. It cost Democrats not only the presidency but also a historic opportunity to take control of the Senate in a year when the playing field was tilted against the GOP.

    Yet for some inexplicable reason, Democrats seem hellbent on doubling down on this failed strategy in 2018. Trouble is, in 2018 Republicans are defending only eight Senate seats, while Democrats are defending 25 — including 10 in red states that Trump won. And working-class voters in those states see that Democrats have utter contempt for their choice of president, and thus utter contempt for them.

    A hundred days in, these voters remain loyal to Trump. That’s good news for the president. But for Democrats, it is a disaster.

    Marc A. Thiessen is a fellow with the American Enterprise Institute and former chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush.

    http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/5239254-155/marc-a-thiessen-the-past-100

  7. Trump is America’s last hope. No wall yet but border crossings are way down. He has forever changed our political system though. The republicans of old are done. They don’t know it yet. They were only given majorities in the house and senate to help Trump pass his agenda. There will be a new political animal in 2018 and beyond; a “Trump republican” will be born.

  8. This was an excellent article Apollo. It also brought about some interesting posts !! Keep it up my friend. You are doing great !!

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