An Independent Presidency

Republicans are learning a lesson, which the Establishment had not anticipated.

The White House may have an occupant who won the Oval Office running on the Republican ticket, but being on the ticket does not make one more than a card-carrying member.

Donald J. Trump is an independent President.

Remember back in July, 2015, two years ago I wrote: 

From the Cornfield, as I look through the stalks and the Desert cacti pricking me when I get too close, the Trump Effect on the 2016 presidential race will very likely be a lesson for the GOP of how to lose an election.

For The Donald it is an easy way to throw an election.

Trump, a friend of President Bill and Hillary Clinton, sitting on the front row of Chelsea’s wedding, giving to Hillary’s campaigns, for years backing Democrats, is now crowing about being a Republican.

Looking out across the Desert, it is no mirage. Trump is neither Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or even Independent. Trump is Trump.

What The Donald says, does, how he acts, are all for the benefit of only The Donald – America’s interest takes second place to Donald’s self standing.

Turns out I was right in my assessment.

President Trump is who he has always been: An independent thinker who does what benefits him, not a political party or any set ideology.

What George Wallace could not do, Trump did.

What Ross Perot could not do, Trump did.

As I noted in “An American Revolution“, Trump may have seized power of the Grand Ole Party, but he was not then nor now or ever a Republican.

An American Revolution

The sooner the Republican Establishment accepts this fact, the sooner the party can move on and survive.

In name, Republicans won the White House, but in reality, the GOP lost the election to an independent.

Like it or not, support him or not, reality is that Trump mirrors the people who voted for him – he is a free thinker like his voters.

Those voters may not agree with his thoughts, his actions, his words, but they like the fact he says what is on his mind.

These voters like that Trump is Trump and not a cut-out doll.

We are a nation that survived the tumultuous days of the 1960s and the constitutional crisis which erupted during the last days of President Richard Nixon. We will survive this presidency as well.

From the Cornfield, there will be days when we will reel and scream like passengers on the train with Casey Jones. There will be other days we will be sailing smoothly, island hopping in the Caribbean.

Keep the life preservers handy and a stockpile of water, but know this too shall pass.

Give me your thoughts on how long the Trump Presidency will last: 

Cornfield Polls: How Long POTUS?

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Mark

I am Mark Ivy, a born and bred Hoosier.
I am father to two wonderful sons, Dave and Kev, of whom I am very proud;
two terrific daughters-in-law, Anna and Hailey; three beautiful granddaughters, Dylan, Alaina and Amelia.

On May 9, 2017, my lung specialist hit me with the news I had maybe six months to live if the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the damage caused by the histoplasmosis described below, ran its normal course. I am now on hospice at home. Content and ready to cross over the river to the other side.

On September 2, 2014, I was diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis, a fungal infection, discovered by a biopsy of my larynx.
The infection is fatal if left untreated. For 2 1/2 years I lived under a death sentence being misdiagnosed
with a non-specific bacterial infection which left my right lung a “dried up sponge” and non-functioning.
I was aggressively treated for the infection with antifungals.
The treatment ended October of 2015 and fortunately did not take two years.

I suffer from chronic Horton’s Syndrome. The effects vary widely causing various problems.
Statistically, Horton’s affects only 0.1% of the population. Major depression also attacks me regularly.

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