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You Know I'm Right | Commentary by Betty Arenson
| Friday, Sep 4, 2015

bettyarensonTrump is disappointing because he possesses all of the right tools – a recognizable name, power, money and clear access to the dais and the microphone. But he continues to misuse all of them.

Yes, it’s way past time to be outspoken and start taking the edge off of the ultra-liberal PC garbage that has everyone except that crowd imprisoned. However, Trump’s assets and resources must be used wisely.

Responsibly relaying the message is incumbent upon the messenger. If the relay is harsh, people wince, and communication is diminished.

Taking on the mainstream media (MSM) is heartening. They have become far too biased and allowed to run wild while hiding behind the First Amendment. Authentic “journalists” ask the right questions, topical ones, and do so for all candidates or interviewees, whatever the case may be.

This era’s MSM is so in bed with the “left,” they cannot speak and do not speak if the latest news looks bad for anyone of the left.

There are outlets like Media Research Center for America that track to the second the amount of news coverage on all channels a topic gets, such as Benghazi, Hillary, the IRS scandals, Eric Holder’s failed gun-running operation, abortion clinics and the slaughtering Dr. Gosnell.

The numbers are always eschewed in favor of the left.

That being said, Trump taking on the MSM’s favoritism of the left is to be hailed.

Unfortunately, Trump’s ego spirals him into orbit with no filter, and that’s a bad thing.

One would think with his power and the circles he runs in, he’d be a bit more sophisticated. Shame on me for setting a bar for Trump. I learned long, long ago that money doesn’t translate into class.

Trump could have firmly pointed out the high numbers of rapes and murders committed by the Hispanic “escorts” and coyotes of the illegal aliens without brashly painting most Hispanics as such. A little bit of thought and a more palatable delivery would have gotten the point across. All of the hype that followed was about his tone, and the true message was lost.

Mere days later, news coverage broke of illegal aliens committing murders and rapes, providing him with another opportunity to reiterate a concise, reasoned message on the dire need for securing our borders.

Trump’s promise of deporting 11 million people is worthless with regard to practicality.

First of all, we’ve heard that “11 million” number for years. It’s a strong bet the true number is at least double that. If Trump won a two-term presidency, he’d accomplish little in that time, considering the established legal hoops.

The message of a leader would have been laying out a prudent, clear plan.

Offer some strategy, such as promptly establishing an agenda first to get the illegals identified and registered. Then move forth by concentrating on the worst of the worst to be timely removed. Self-deporting would occur when we cease handing out freebies, as well. Require people physically to come to an office, be identified and verified before receiving any welfare such as food stamps, housing, cash, etc.

A reasonable approach tops just shouting that one person is going to round up millions of people and ship ‘em out.

Trump resonates in a huge way with millions, and it’s easy to see why.

True Americans are watching their county drop below mediocrity.

There’s the failed, expensive educational system; a joke of a justice system; government waste as monumental as the government’s fraud; more and more encumbering regulations; a growing, intrusive tax code versus a shrinking one; IRS employees working with the U.S. Justice Department illegally handing out private information; and lying “elected” and candidates never paying the price of their crimes.

The Lois Lerners prove we have as many crooks on the outside collecting comfy government pensions as we do crooks on the inside whom we also support.

A candid look-listen at Donald Trump shows too many similarities to Obama, at this point, to get my vote.

He doesn’t mention working with a Congress — a must under the U. S. Constitution. We already have a guy on that path.

The two egos are about the same size; Trump is just louder. Obama is “Barry cool” with his anger; he sends one of the lap dogs out to carry the word while he looks for his five-iron.

Their respective skins may be of different colors, but they are equally thin.

Trump’s continued bully attacks on Megyn Kelly are not a positive impression. It’s problematic that he cannot navigate being challenged.

Kelly was a responsible debate moderator and asked the right questions. Considering Trump’s history with women and knowing the volume of the female vote, had she not asked, the debate would have been critiqued as a “soft” engagement by Fox.

How is Trump going to interact with foreign leaders? A seasoned negotiator learns to understand the turf and maneuver accordingly. We already have one clueless Demander-In-Chief.

People should not be fooled into complacency that Donald Trump will take care of everything while they sit back and watch.

Unless Trump can saddle his massive, narcissistic ego and credibly channel his juvenile revenge side, especially for the miniscule stuff, his election ensures a true bully at the bully-pulpit.



Betty Arenson has lived in the SCV since 1968 and describes herself as a conservative who’s concerned about progressives’ politics and their impacts on the country, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She says she is unashamed to own a gun or a Bible, couldn’t care less about the color of the president’s skin, and demands that he uphold his oath to protect and follow the Constitution of the United States in its entirety.



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  1. Translation: I wish Trump would be more subtle in his white supremacy.

    You’ve got to be kidding me… -_- Racism in Santa Clarita is no secret and this page makes sure of it.

  2. William Reel William Reel says:

    Yeah Daniel. Have an opinion contrary to a leftist and here come the ad hominem attacks. Translation: I don’t offer any logical counter argument, so I’ll just cry like a baby who’s been “victimized”. #growup

  3. “Then move forth by concentrating on the worst of the worst to be timely removed”. 😳 lets start tattooing numbers on them and… Omg.

  4. I’ve lived in Santa Clarita for just shy of 25 years and love most things about it… except many of the people, like the one who wrote this right-wing garbage.

  5. Joe Elliott Joe Elliott says:

    Needs more “eye of newt”.

  6. yes spending 6% of our budget on education is way too expensive. I don’t understand how you can be so simple minded to not even mention we spend 55% of our national budget on Military at the moment and somehow we spend too much on education in a country where more and more people are becoming incompetent and lack essential critical thinking abilities due to our lack of investment in education. Shame on you.

  7. And furthermore if you have been complaining about the cost of Illegal Immigrants for years but don’t have time to care about the fact that the NFL has been a non-profit for years costing the us tax payer roughly the same amount as illegal immigrants per year. you are a horrible person and need a reality check as to what really matters.

  8. Steve Brown Steve Brown says:

    You are right. He should be just like all the Polititions out there who say NO in 4 paragraphs that don’t really say anything. He should learn to talk out of both sides of his mouth so as not to offend anyone, talk about immigration reform like all the others and do absolutely nothing about it. He should watch the rise in Teburculous, Measles, and head lice and look at all the illegal aliens who sneaked across the border and avoided all medical screening. That is what he sould do, just like all the others that keep getting elected. Out of curiosity, who is Betty Arenson

  9. Now I have face to put to the many article written by B.A.🌴

  10. Peter Bishop Peter Bishop says:

    Just hearing a lot of murmuring around the office water cooler, seems like democrats and rebulicans are starting to sing the same toon. The left has horrible candidates. Hillary is dying a slow death. Nobody thinks Sanders looks good. Biden who? Oh that guy taking pictures with Obama. All the talk is on Trump and Carson. I think these 2 will team up and be an unstoppable force. The Democrats I know don’t like Trumps harsheness, but also recognize we need a president who will take action. People are so tired of politician bs that they will vote for these guys. Like it or not.

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