When Y2K approached, I was in the Air Force juggling teaching survival skills in the woods one day and providing technical support for a computer program tracking survival gear the next. The program was used by all branches of the military and NASA, leading to concerns about the Y2K bug. After testing the program, I reassured the Chief at the Pentagon that all would be fine by demonstrating how changing the computer date to 31 Dec 1999 and 31 Dec 2000 had no negative effects. All turned out well in the end.

At this point, I’m guessing you are wondering why I am bringing this up. Good question. You see, we have to run experiments to see what works and what does not. America has run this experiment before but maybe it was before you were born or paying attention. It was the election of Jimmy Carter, a Democrat. He was a nice guy from all appearances and even taught Sunday School classes. He came on the heels of the Watergate Scandal brought to us by “Tricky Dick” Nixon.

As someone who has always been fascinated by the nuances of life, I can’t help but reflect on the lessons we can glean from past presidential administrations. The comparison between Carter, Nixon, and Reagan is particularly intriguing, as it challenges our preconceived notions of what it means to be a successful leader in the highest office in the land.

One of the most striking revelations from this comparison is that being a “nice guy” or a Sunday School teacher is not a prerequisite for being a good President. While Carter’s reputation as a kind and morally upright leader is commendable, it is clear that his presidency faced numerous leadership and decision-making shortcomings.

On the other hand, Nixon, often portrayed as a ruthless and cunning politician, achieved significant successes in foreign policy and domestic affairs. And then there’s Reagan, whose affable persona and charisma endeared him to the American public. Despite his Hollywood background and outsider status, Reagan demonstrated strong leadership skills and a keen understanding of political strategy. His ability to communicate effectively was what set him apart.

So, for all those who complain about Trump and are convinced he is worse than Hitler and Satan, remember we ran this experiment. He was President and all the terrible things they said would happen never happened. Then COVID, the media, and big tech got Joe elected. All the healing Biden was supposed to bring never came. All the great economic success that was promised never showed up.

As a matter of fact, it went the other way. He could not even keep the things Trump put in place going. Gas, oil, utilities, food, and everything soared in price. The only thing that helped him was the recovery from COVID. It gave the illusion that things were going to get better. Good old Joe even took credit for “more jobs created than by any other administration” when it was simply coming back from a shutdown. Talk about lies and misleading statements.

I could go on and on but you get the point. The left can continue to complain about Trump all they want. They can call him Hitler, Satan, and worse. They can say he is corrupt, will start WW III, and all the same things that were said for the past 8 years. The same can be said about Biden. We know the truth. It didn’t happen with Trump last time and it won’t happen this time.

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