We are in the Age of Donald Trump.  Which means we are saddled with a small but pernicious cabal known as Never Trump.

Never Trumpers are for the most part not Leftists.  Leftists have been Never <Fill in Name of Non-Leftist> – forever.

Never Trumpers are almost every elected Republican – in DC, and much of the nation.  Because almost every elected Republican – in DC, and much of the nation – aren’t actually for less government.

Which is yet another reason We the People delivered Trump to DC.

We tried to cordially tell DC Republicans to shape up – via the Tea Party.  DC Republicans – actively rejected the very cordial Tea Party.  So we said – have some Trump.

Of course the very real, very huge Deep State – in DC and all around the nation – vociferously opposes Trump’s efforts to tame it.

The most bizarre Never Trump contingent – is libertarians and alleged conservatives who say they want less government, while stridently opposing nigh everything President Trump is doing.

But if you say you’re for less government – opposition to Trump is, at this point, completely ridiculous.

 

Seton Motley | Red State | RedState.com

All the people we should dislike – and for decades have – loathe Trump.

In no small part because Trump has delivered more less government – than any president since at least Calvin Coolidge.

Trump’s regulatory and tax cuts – are real.  And substantial.

Trump is delivering markedly better trade deals all over the world – by eliminating or minimizing foreign governments’ market-warping involvement via tariffs, import limits, subsidies and intellectual property theft.

And Trumpism – is working like a charm.  Record low unemployment for blacks and Hispanics.  Decades-low total unemployment.  Wages are increasing for the first time in decades – and doing so substantially.

We’re hitting Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers we were just last administration told we’d never again hit.  Manufacturing jobs Trump was told he’d need a magic wand to bring back – are coming back in droves.

If you want less government – and the phenomenal results we know less government deliver – what’s your major malfunction with Trump?

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) – is real.  It is distressing so many libertarians and alleged conservatives – are missing out on the most libertarian, conservative administration in a century.

Worse – Never Trumpers are still actively opposing Trump.  Most distressing.

From the outside looking in, it appears much of the Never Trump objection is to style – rather than substance.  They don’t like his demeanor, his presentation, his Tweets.  He’s not “presidential.”

The late, great Andrew Breitbart rightly noted:

“Politics is downstream from culture.”

Not upstream.  Politicians don’t lead culture – they reflect it.  Look around – Trump reflects today’s culture.

Thank God Trump reflects the half of it – that still doesn’t loathe America and love Socialism.

Thank God he represents the people who make the country work – not the people who work the country.

Never Trump’s substantive objections are tough to find – and easy to dismiss.

One noted example is their objection to Trump’s use of tariffs on the global trade market.

Never Trump opposes Trump’s tariffs – in the name of free trade and less government.  Trump uses tariffs – to deliver actual free trade and less government.

The trade deals the US for decades has cut – have been really anti-US.

Foreign governments subsidize the daylight out of their products – then dump them unimpeded into the US, killing millions of US jobs.

While we’re imposing virtually no tariffs or trade limits on them – they’re imposing huge tariffs and tiny import limits on us.

This is a lot of things.  None of it is free trade.  None of it is any good for the US.

Trump isn’t imposing tariffs – just to impose tariffs.  Trump is imposing tariffs:

  • To get these nations to the negotiating table, to then
  • Cut better-for-the-US, less government deals with these nations.

And oh look – it’s working.  It worked with Canada and Mexico.  It worked with the European Union.  And it’s well on the way to working with China.

Yet none of these successes – lessens even slightly the Never Trump mindless screeching about the “Free market!!!”

Trump’s tariffs – are a quintessential example of what we have for decades been saying:

When governments in the US and all around the world are this huge, you sometimes need a little more government – to beget a whole lot less government.

We are currently debating whether or not to spend $5 billion on a stretch of border impediment.  Which will dramatically cut into the $135+ billion we spend each and every year subsidizing illegal aliens illegally residing in the US.

That’s a little more government – to beget a whole lot less government.

The US federal budget is $4.4 trillion per year.  Our federal debt – is hurtling past $22 trillion even as we speak.

What Never Trump’s alleged less government types have been for decades trying – clearly isn’t working.

What Trump has done in two years – has exponentially exceeded Never Trump’s century of combined effort.

Perhaps he deserves a little slack on his unorthodox methods.

Another huge, looming, cataclysmic example of all this – is before us.

Big Tech companies in the Silicon Valley and beyond – are a HUGE more government problem.

Amazon (market cap: $802 billion), Microsoft ($789 billion), Google ($735 billion), Apple ($720 billion), Facebook ($413 billion), Netflix ($147 billion), Twitter ($25 billion) and many other Big Tech companies – are HUGE companies.

Just the companies we listed – hold a total market cap of $3.6 trillion.  Our entire national GDP – is $18 trillion.  These companies – are HUGE.

These HUGE companies – are run by HUGE Leftists.  These HUGE companies give HUGE donations to HUGE government types – to warp government policy to their will.  And their will – is HUGE government.

This is not a free market.  This is not capitalism.  This is crony corporatism on a massive scale – bought on the election block.

Trump’s response – is perfectly understandable.  And very reasonable.

Trump’s Looking At Antitrust For Silicon Valley ‘Very Seriously’

This is Trump yet again considering a little government – to beget a whole lot less government.

If we do on these HUGE companies just a little antitrust work – it will beget a whole lot less government.

Never Trumpers – are yet again ignoring all the evidence and facts defying them.

And are in opposition to Trump’s antitrust consideration – yet again mindlessly screeching “Free market!!!”

When what we currently have – is anything but.

Never Trump routinely brings to mind a great quote from an awful economist – John Maynard Keynes:

“When the facts change, I change my mind – what do you do, sir?”

Look – I get it.  Trump is unconventional.

But Never Trump and DCs conventional wisdom – and conventional everything else – has for more than a century stunk on ice.

Let’s try something different.  Something unorthodox.

Trump has.  And thus far – it has worked like a charm.

A charm Never Trumpers haven’t for a century-plus been able to find with both hands and a map.

Tags: “federal spending” #OccupyPortland acquisition Affordable Care Act amazon Antifa antitrust April 15 broadband Budget Business & Economy Campaigns Chicago comcast Congressional Review Act CRA crime critical infrastructure crony capitalism crony socialism Cronyism crossfire hurricane debt ceiling default Democrats Department of Agriculture Donald Trump EBT Economics Economy Edward Snowden Elections ENDORSEMENTS Environmental Protection Agency EPA evan greer Facebook farm bill farm law farm policy fast and furious FCC fcc chairman tom wheeler FCC Diversity Czar FEC Federal Communications Commission Federal Trade Commission fiat food stamps Free Trade Front Page Front Page Stories FTC Google Google Fiber Government government broadband Health and Human Services HHS Hillary Clinton Infrastructure infrastructure spending Internal Revenue Service Internet internet reclassification Internet Sales Tax internet sales taxes IRS james clapper James Comey John Brennan july 12 day of action Law Local Choice MARK LLOYD Media Marxists merger muni broadband municipal broadband National Security Agency Net Neutrality Netflix network neutrality News NSA Obama obamacare patriot PIPA Policy Politics portland President Barack Obama PRISM Privacy protect ip act public broadband reclassification reed hastings Regulation Republicans Retransmission Retransmission Consent Robert McChesney Russia collusion Sales tax Science Shutdown slowdown Social Media SOPA Spectrum spectrum auctions spectrum incentive auction STELA stop online piracy act tariff tariffs Tax tax day tax reform taxes tea party Time Warner Title II Title II Reclassification trade Twitter Veterans Administration welfare wireless World Wide Web