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Nate Jackson / Jan. 20, 2017

The Opportunity of Trump's Inauguration

We hope he'll succeed in undoing Obama's disastrous legacy.

Today marks the end of an error. As we go to press, Donald Trump is taking the oath of office to serve as the 45th president of the United States, and Barack Obama will retire to a palatial home in DC from which he still plans to cause trouble. But at least he’ll have no power, and change can really take hold.

We’ve certainly expressed our differences with Trump over the last 18 months, and we stand ready to continue our undaunted advocacy for the Constitution and Rule of Law. But we’re encouraged by Trump’s cabinet picks and many of his early plans. As any American Patriot should do, we hope he’ll succeed in undoing Obama’s disastrous legacy on his way to Making America Great Again.

Unfortunately, Trump enters office with record low approval (i.e., virtually no political capital) and a hateful and vigorous opposition, entrenched and ready for battle. Yes, the Democrat base is made up of tender “snowflakes” who can do little except protest or play with Legos, but Democrats in Congress will give Trump no quarter. And as The Wall Street Journal put it, “No President since Nixon will face a more hostile resistance in the press and permanent bureaucracy.” Indeed, Democrats and their Leftmedia accomplices have spent the last two months doing everything possible to delegitimize Trump — to undermine him before he’s even inaugurated.

The benefit of this starting point is that every small success will improve Trump’s standing with the American people. As he moves to lower taxes and reduce regulation, Americans will begin to feel it — more jobs and more income. As one West Virginia resident put it, “If Trump can do half of what he says he’s going to do and wants to do, the country will be better off.” Emerging from Obama’s eight years of economic malaise should be more than enough to earn Trump some political capital. So as the Trump Era dawns, we see it as morning in America.

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