Presidents, good and (mostly) Bad

I’ve seen a lot of Presidents in my lifetime. My first vote (You had to be 21 to vote at that time.)  was for Republican Dwight Eisenhower. And that was after living in a democrat family who worshiped FDR, and a democrat south where republicans didn’t even bother to run because they had no chance to win. I voted for Eisenhower because he won WW-II for us and kept us from now speaking German or Japanese. (The Japanese atrocities in the Pacific and China are hard to imagine. What they did was so brutal, horrendous, and barbaric it made the German concentration camps pale by comparison.)

Harry Truman was a good President and his decision to drop the atom bomb on Japan saved millions of American and Japanese lives because it ended the maniacal rampage the Japs were on. When Truman’s presidency ended he and Bess went back to Missouri with no Secret Service guards and no pension for life like crooked politicians receive now.

Nobody interested me until JFK came along. He was not the democrat of today. If you listen to some of his speeches, he says the things that spineless republicans should be saying now. He was a conservative. Did he screw a lot of Hollywood starlets? Yeah, but nobody cared. He was good for the country. In fact, he was too good, so the “Establishment” had him assassinated.

LBJ was a total asshole, so crooked he made Al Capone look like a convenience store robber. I didn’t vote for him. It only took a look at Nixon to know he was a psychopath who should have been in the asylum instead of the Oval Office.

I voted for Ronald Reagan because he had led California through its last phase of sanity and I thought he could do good things for America and he did. He ended Russia’s 70 year failure of Communism, which finished the Cold War. He was a good man.

Bill Clinton was good at playing the saxophone and raping innocent women and that’s the best that can be said of him. He and his wife amassed a billion dollars – and gave 2% of it to charity while making lying an Olympic Sport. (“I did NOT have sexual relations with that woman.”) YES, he did.

The Bushes (both of them) were more interested in making more millions in the oil business than in doing anything for America. They started phony wars and sang a patriotic song (“Mission Accomplished!”) while getting thousands of young men and woman slaughtered in the deserts of the Middle East.

I consider one of my greatest achievements as just living through eight years of Barack Hussein Obama who came within a gnat’s eyebrow of destroying America. How people could vote TWICE for an overt socialist, Muslim, racist, narcissist like him boggles my mind. I sat out those elections.

And then came Donald Trump. He never raped anyone. He paid for his prostitutes. And he paid them a lot. He loves America. He doesn’t take graft. (He doesn’t even take a salary.) He’s not a democrat or a republican; he is an America First kind of guy. Single-handedly, with no help from Ryan or McConnell he has created the best economy and more jobs since Reagan. He loves the military and they love him. He tells foreign countries that America is no longer their sugar daddy. He tweets like a teen-ager at anyone who dishonors him. He has character flaws like all of us, but they are not vindictive. He’s all alone against the crooked fake-news media and a do-nothing congress. The only thing he has going for him is the American People. Those of us who want America to be great again are on his side. God sent him to us, and we should pray for him every day. He is America’s salvation.


About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on and available from . .
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