The Competence Vote…

From the first moment when he announced his intent to run for President of the United States in 2015, Donald Trump was very clear on one specific aspect to his view of why people would vote for him.  As a candidate, he repeated it often:

So the reporter said to me the other day, “But, Mr. Trump, you’re not a nice person. How can you get people to vote for you?”

I said, “I don’t know.” I said, “I think that number one, I am a nice person. I give a lot of money away to charities and other things. I think I’m actually a very nice person.”

But, I said, “This is going to be an election that’s based on competence, because people are tired of these nice people. And they’re tired of being ripped off by everybody in the world.”

President Donald J Trump continues to highlight that message today:

It’s funny, from time-to-time people ask “how is CTH consistently able to predict what Donald Trump will do about a complex issue”?  In reality the answer is simple, go back and re-read his hour long campaign kick-off speech. [See Here]

Donald Trump, now President Trump, is one of the most consistent people in history when it comes to his big picture views; and also his big picture solutions.  There are small shifts, and slight changes in the direction toward the solution, but ultimately the big picture destination is consistent.

Specifically because President Trump works on optimal solutions toward the goal destination, his objective, the non-politician takes a different approach than would be expected from a typical politician.  Ultimately this is how Trump is able to accomplish so much more in a similar amount of time; he’s not poll-testing the route.

Each big goal, each major objective, has a series of way-points.  The process for reaching those way-points is independent and entirely based on the goal itself.  Politicians look at this approach and think of it as inconsistent, because the travel is not subject to a specific map that is always followed.

Because President Trump’s search for ‘optimal travel’ is not based on a prior path – but based on each unique destination, the goal is more predictably reached.  In many ways it is just common sense.

Competence in policy is not measured by endless planning, discussion and debate… it is measured by results.  Achieving results requires action.  Start the journey and head to the way-point; reach the initial objective – evaluate, and immediately measure the next way-point; repeat until you reach the destination.

[…] So we need people— I’m a free trader. But the problem with free trade is you need really talented people to negotiate for you. If you don’t have talented people, if you don’t have great leadership, if you don’t have people that know business, not just a political hack that got the job because he made a contribution to a campaign, which is the way all jobs, just about, are gotten, free trade terrible.

Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people, but we have people that are stupid. We have people that aren’t smart. And we have people that are controlled by special interests. And it’s just not going to work.

[…]  I love China. The biggest bank in the world is from China. You know where their United States headquarters is located? In this building, in Trump Tower. I love China. People say, “Oh, you don’t like China?”

No, I love them. But their leaders are much smarter than our leaders, and we can’t sustain ourself with that. There’s too much— it’s like— it’s like take the New England Patriots and Tom Brady and have them play your high school football team. That’s the difference between China’s leaders and our leaders.

They are ripping us. We are rebuilding China. We’re rebuilding many countries. China, you go there now, roads, bridges, schools, you never saw anything like it. They have bridges that make the George Washington Bridge look like small potatoes. And they’re all over the place.

We have all the cards, but we don’t know how to use them.

We don’t even know that we have the cards, because our leaders don’t understand the game.

We could turn off that spigot by charging them tax until they behave properly. (Cont…)

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207 Responses to The Competence Vote…

  1. dufrst says:

    Mr. Consistent. Trump on China trade in 2010z

    Liked by 16 people

  2. Night Flight says:

    I’m an old fart and Trump is far and away the best President we have ever had. You watch any video of him in interviews on YT and he is very consistent; from then until now.

    Liked by 21 people

  3. Pale rider says:

    ‘High five’ to all the Trump lovers! Every day is a new begining with this man.

    Liked by 14 people

  4. Lanna says:

    With apologies to Dr. Seuss:

    He meant what he said
    And he said what he meant
    Our President’s faithful

    Liked by 20 people

  5. @ChicagoBri says:

    I never read his announcement speech in full. It is as though one man is determined to awaken in us the realization that we have be conned for at least 3 straight decades.

    Some of us responded – others yet resist. It’s really their loss. Watch this chapter in US history as it unfolds is bracing. President Trump is sui generis.

    Liked by 7 people

  6. Brian Colley says:

    Hi folks. I know tis is not the topic but you all need to follow GEORGE WEBB on you tube.
    It would appear that Mike Flynn does not seem to be on the up and up. And Sidney Powell is really only trying to get Flynn off rather getting to the real truth. happy listening pedes.


  7. Kaco says:

    Well, I’d be his friend, too! But the premise is still the same.

    I knew of Donald Trump in the 90’s, “The Donald” and later about his show, The Apprentice, but never really followed him.

    When I voted for Trump in the primaries it was a big middle finger to all politicians who hadn’t done squat for immigration, trade, and manufacturing. Nothing but lip service, and acting like nothing can be done. I said. “Why not?” Actually, it was “What do I have to lose?” NOBODY had immigration on their platform. It was like they all pretended to have forgotten.

    I was actually a little pearl clutching about future President then, but as the election went on, I grew to love him. He is actually a really great guy and really funny! All those haters don’t understand what they’re missing. I was even thinking about the straws their selling today for his re-election campaign and sharpies, even that 404 page on his website with Hillary on there. He is the troll master! And it doesn’t matter a whit if he doesn’t wax poetic, etc., he brings results or tries real darn hard.

    Last night I visited a lot of subscribed youtube channels that I haven’t seen in quite a while. One was Tree of Logic. Apparently, this black conservative has flipped out over Candace Owens and Turning Point USA. I’m not sure exactly, but she’s accusing them of all kinds of things. And I think upset that Candace was a former liberal and I don’t think trusted her in the beginning of Candace’s transition and still doesn’t. She says she is off the Republican plantation. I tried to listen a little to her longer videos here and there, I think she’s still conservative but very frustrated, not going back to Dem, but “independent”.

    Look, I am frustrated, too. Especially at a lot of Republicans as well. But we see what a Dem house has brought. I do not want a “slight majority” Republican Congress, but a super majority, and how do we try to do that? By voting straight Republican. RINO or not, we have to think of committees, too. And appointing judges, etc.

    My point is, we can’t let these distractions get in our goal, and it all comes down to POLICY. We WANT Pres Trump’s POLICIES. So whether we don’t like how POTUS tweets, or we don’t like Candace Owens and Turning Point, or we get sick of the RINOs and Uniparty deception, we have to fall in line.

    Because not only do we want the POLICIES, but we have to now stop SOCIALIASM and all the Left’s insanity politics.

    Every election from here on out is going to be dangerous. Unless somehow the deprogramming of the Left occurs, it will be like this every election, which could be our last. Don’t ever become complacent.

    Liked by 12 people

  8. MARY MILLER says:

    When he was that first debate and Ms Kelly asked him about his comments on women, I was scared it was over. After that hilarious answer, I knew he’d never be stopped. I knew he was our next president.

    Liked by 6 people

  9. huecowacko says:

    Not only his campaign kick-off speech but his Inaugural Speech too; it was glorious to see the expressions of all the swarmprats on the stand behind him. You could tell they were all scheming against him at that point; and GWB is said to have said, about his speech, “that’s some weird sh-t.” Trump was literally calling them out in front of the inaugural crowd.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Amy2 says:

      His innaugural was awesome; but the one that really sold me was his Gettysburg speech, where he gave a list of what he was going to do in his first 100 days. Impressive!

      Liked by 5 people

  10. Mike in a Truck says:

    The last four duds in the Oval Office know what PDJT knows. They just didn’t want to do it.They sold out America and its exactly what they intended to do.

    Liked by 9 people

  11. Lion2017 says:

    I don’t agree with the tweet in the above article. I would love to be friends with President Trump and will definitely vote for him. I wouldn’t want to be friends with any of the Democrat candidates & will definitely not be voting for them.

    Liked by 5 people

    • darose5308 says:

      Hopefully SD & some Treepers here watched Life Liberty & Levin tonite at 7 EST with Dr Robt. Epstein. Very informative interview re 2020 Election fraud by Google.


  12. rharkonen says:

    There is a difference between between “nice” and being good. “Nice” tries to avoid confrontation and conflict … nice wants to be agreeable so people like them.

    “Good” accepts conflict and confrontation as necessary in a corrupt, fallen world. Nice doesn’t see the difference between being assertive and being aggressive.

    For example, Jesus was not a “nice” guy. He was at times sarcastic, impatient, frustrated, assertive, angry, and even physical when the Good warranted it.

    This confusion between wanting to be “nice” instead of good is actually something that came out corrupted Christian churches over the last couple centuries; Chrisitianity presented as a set of behaviors one can fake, as compared to spiritual alignment that is much harder and can’t be faked.

    Liked by 3 people

    • rharkonen says:

      Related topic: atheists are often indignant when their morality is questioned due to having no foundation. Some Christians buy in and agree atheists can be moral.

      However, what they are really doing is adopting a set of behaviors and mimicking what society says is good … they are acting “nice”.

      If society said something else was “nice”, they would act THAT way. Without an absolute basis for justifying what they do, they are just pretending.

      Acting “nice” has little to do with being “good”, especially amidst the sewer and corruption of the world.

      So I’m glad Trump is not a nice guy. Its evidence he’s a good guy and on the right track.


  13. Conservative_302 says:

    No one can be successful without being liked/nice so I think Trump is a nice man. He has also been under the most terrible attack, threatening his family, from day one. If half the world went after you and your family, how would you respond to survive? Unfortunately, he had to hang up his nice hat long ago. God bless Trump!


  14. Notunderwhelmed says:

    I love this president! Never saw his reality TV . Never gave him a 2nd thought until he ran for god emperor of the free world. What a gift he has been to America! 🇺🇸💕

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Simply stated, “competence” is something that our garden-variety politicians do not understand, and do not appreciate, because: they do not have it.


  16. Tsquared says:

    One of my first mentors back in the 80’s said that business people need to be running the government. Trump is the first. I did not support him during the pre-election but he has come through with more of his campaign promises than anybody in my lifetime and I was alive when Kennedy was.


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