A Trump Presidency Would Mean a Do-Nothing in the White House and That Ain’t a Bad Thing

January 23, 2016 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Capitalism, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Courts, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Donald Trump, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Law, Liberals, Politicians, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Supreme Court, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on

A Trump Presidency Would Mean a Do-Nothing in the White House and That Ain’t a Bad Thing

-By Warner Todd Huston

I hate to burst your bubble, America, but if Donald Trump were to become president we would not get a president who “blows up the system,” nor would we have a president who “does great things.” What we’d have is a do-nothing for four (or perhaps 8) years. But that may not be a bad thing.

One of the reasons many center right voters have become Trump supporters is because they expect he’ll upset the establishment’s apple cart and destroy their grip on power by “doing things” that will give power back to the people. I put “doing things” in quotes because not a single soul out there knows exactly what “things” he could do in order to achieve the destruction of the establishment.

And therein lies the trouble. Trump hasn’t laid out a realistic plan for anything. He just jumps on stage, rambles on and on spouting catch phrases and buzzwords all while offering no substance whatever. In this way he is exactly like our current failed president. When Obama first campaigned for office he was all full of well turned phrases, buzzwords, and airy claims but offered nothing by way of substance. He simply looked good and people just assumed he’d “do something” to rattle the status quo.

Where Trump differs from Obama is that Obama’s entire history prior to running showed he would be a stiff-necked, unbendable, anti-American in the White House. He was an extremist, socialist-styled, doctrinaire left-winger whose entire life previous to the White House proved he’d do his level best to tear down the U.S.A. But his airy rhetoric fooled millions of idiots who voted for him while ignoring his past.

While it is true all of Trump’s current center right supporters are ignoring his liberal past just as moderates ignored Obama’s, the difference between Obama and Trump is that Trump is no agenda-pushing, America-hating, leftist like Obama is. Trump is just a run-of-the-mill liberal without any doctrinaire communist passion behind his assumptions. Whereas Obama believes in his socialist doctrine at the very core of his being and feels the U.S. needs to be punished because of it all, Trump is just a guy who grew up being fed liberal pap and he accepts it at face value without ever having put any time and intellect into examining it all. Trump’s liberalism is just received wisdom spooned out at birth, not a cause to drive to fruition at any cost.

It seems clear that Trump won’t work specifically to undermine the Constitution, the law, and the American way of life as Obama has done. While a President Trump may end up hurting those great things here and there, at the very least it won’t be his goal to tear those things down like it has been Obama’s and like it would be the main purpose for the three Democrat candidates.

Trump is also a capitalist and, unlike Obama, Trump understands that the U.S.A. is great because of private capitalism, not despite it as Obama thinks.

So, in a President Trump we’d get a general liberal who has no left-wing cause to push but who is also a booster of capitalism.

In that respect, if Trump were to become president, it wouldn’t be anywhere near as terrible as if Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, or Hillary Clinton were to win the White House.

But what would a President Trump do?

Probably not much of anything.

Wait, how can I say this, you ask? Isn’t Trump running around saying he’s gonna “build a wall” or “impose tariffs on China” or, well, any manner of claims?

Sure he is. But in reality he wouldn’t really have the power to unilaterally achieve too many of those things. He needs Congress to achieve them. And unlike Obama–whose presidency really has been transformative–a President Trump wouldn’t have Congress behind him.

The truth is, for much of Obama’s years in office he had a Congress that would give him just about anything he wanted. And then, when the GOP took over, he had a Congress that wouldn’t work too hard to stop him. So, Obama had pretty much a free hand to tear the country down just like he always dreamed of doing.

A President Trump, though, is another matter entirely. Initially he’ll face a Congress over which he has no pull at all. The Democrats won’t help him because he ran as a Republican and the Republicans won’t go too far to help him because he is not one of them and ran as an extreme outsider.

Then add the fact that Trump doesn’t know the first thing about the Constitution, the law, or how government works and you’ll get a guy who is great at bluster and crap-all at getting anything done.

Trump may know how to be a CEO and deliver orders to people he can fire if they don’t perform. But he knows zippo about building coalitions among politicians he can’t fire and who risk little by thumbing their noses at him.

In addition you have the war against the “establishment” aspect of Trump’s march to Washington. If he really is the anti-establishment candidate, once he gets to D.C. that same establishment–which will still be firmly in charge of the House and the Senate–will have no incentive at all to work with him.

After all, the GOP establishment has already proven it doesn’t care what the voters think and would be just as happy being in the minority and losing seats to maintain its control over the party.

In the end, a President Trump will be a loud mouthed, publicity-loving, do nothing.

One might think this would be a terrible thing. I’d contend it isn’t. The United States could use a break from arrogant politicians who have an agenda to push. If we can’t get a real conservative like Ted Cruz into the White House the next best thing would be a Donald “do-nothing” Trump to give us all a break from the destructive actions of agenda-driven presidential politics.

So, I say bring on President Donald Trump. We need a guy who will entertain us for four (or eight) years but will otherwise do very little in office.

Up with nothing. Vote Trump.

Still, a President Trump would mean more liberals on the Supreme Court. In fact, turning the SCOTUS blue could be one of a President Trump’s worst legacies.

In the end, if you are a conservative, or even a Republican, supporting Trump is a bad idea. But it isn’t the worst thing that could befall the country in this current political climate.
“The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.”
–Samuel Johnson

Follow Warner Todd Huston on:

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing news, opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that wrote articles on U.S. history for several American history magazines. Huston is a featured writer for Andrew Breitbart’s Breitbart News, and he appears on such sites as,,, and many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

For a full bio, please CLICK HERE.

NOTE: If you want to comment, for some reason our Facebook comments section takes a bit of time to load. It’ll pop up soon. Thanks



Tags: , , , , , , ,

Fair Use: This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. I am making such material available in my efforts to advance understanding of political, human rights, economic, democracy, and social justice issues, etc. I believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research, educational, or satirical purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site/blog for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

We use Facebook comments, but they can sometimes take quite a while to load. So, be patient. Thanks.

Social Networking

Help the Soldiers!

American Genius

Our Founding Ideas

"Governments are instituted among men,deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776

Enter your Email

Powered by FeedBlitz

Subscribe in a reader

Recently Written

  • California and Illinois Rank as Worst States and People are Moving Out in Droves
  • Seattle Soda Tax Worst Case Showing How Liberals Hurt the Little Guy
  • Robert Mueller’s Anti-Trump Grand Jury Slammed as a Biased ‘Black Lives Matter Rally’
  • Donald Trump Has Trimmed Thousands of Government Workers, But So Far it is Tens of Thousands Too Few
  • Merry Christmas 2017: A Light Unto All Mankind
  • VIDEO: Linus Tells Us the True Meaning of Christmas
  • VIDEO: Christmas at The White House–Ronald Reagan Reads the Story of Christ to Children in 1982
  • Breaking: House Passes Historic Tax Relief Bill, But Real Story Is the 12 Republicans Who Voted Against It
  • The Fake Kwanzaa ‘Holiday’: A Scam Created by A Racist Con Man, Rapist And Torturer
  • Feel Good, Conservatives, You Are 100% Vindicated For Voting for Donald Trump

  • What THEY Say:
    Foreign News In English

    Click HERE for information
    on my fedora collection.
    Antique Stetsons, hat history...

    Contact Us

    Email Publius' Forum


  • January 2018
  • December 2017
  • November 2017
  • October 2017
  • September 2017
  • August 2017
  • July 2017
  • June 2017
  • May 2017
  • April 2017
  • March 2017
  • February 2017
  • January 2017
  • December 2016
  • November 2016
  • October 2016
  • September 2016
  • August 2016
  • July 2016
  • June 2016
  • May 2016
  • April 2016
  • March 2016
  • February 2016
  • January 2016
  • December 2015
  • November 2015
  • October 2015
  • September 2015
  • August 2015
  • July 2015
  • June 2015
  • May 2015
  • April 2015
  • March 2015
  • February 2015
  • January 2015
  • December 2014
  • November 2014
  • October 2014
  • September 2014
  • August 2014
  • July 2014
  • June 2014
  • May 2014
  • April 2014
  • March 2014
  • February 2014
  • January 2014
  • December 2013
  • November 2013
  • October 2013
  • September 2013
  • August 2013
  • July 2013
  • June 2013
  • May 2013
  • April 2013
  • March 2013
  • February 2013
  • January 2013
  • December 2012
  • November 2012
  • October 2012
  • September 2012
  • August 2012
  • July 2012
  • June 2012
  • May 2012
  • April 2012
  • March 2012
  • February 2012
  • January 2012
  • December 2011
  • November 2011
  • October 2011
  • September 2011
  • August 2011
  • July 2011
  • June 2011
  • May 2011
  • April 2011
  • March 2011
  • February 2011
  • January 2011
  • December 2010
  • November 2010
  • October 2010
  • September 2010
  • August 2010
  • July 2010
  • June 2010
  • May 2010
  • April 2010
  • March 2010
  • February 2010
  • January 2010
  • December 2009
  • November 2009
  • October 2009
  • September 2009
  • August 2009
  • July 2009
  • June 2009
  • May 2009
  • April 2009
  • March 2009
  • February 2009
  • January 2009
  • December 2008
  • November 2008
  • October 2008
  • September 2008
  • August 2008
  • July 2008
  • June 2008
  • May 2008
  • April 2008
  • March 2008
  • February 2008
  • January 2008
  • December 2007
  • November 2007
  • October 2007
  • September 2007
  • August 2007
  • July 2007
  • June 2007
  • May 2007
  • April 2007
  • March 2007
  • February 2007
  • January 2007
  • December 2006
  • January 2006
  • December 2005
  • November 2005
  • October 2005
  • September 2005
  • August 2005
  • July 2005
  • June 2005
  • May 2005
  • April 2005
  • March 2005
  • February 2005
  • January 2005

  • Add to Technorati Favorites

    Clicky Web Analytics