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On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:37:56 AM UTC-8, KeithInTampa wrote:
> President-elect Trump’s Three Greatest Challenges
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> November 30, 2016
> Newt Gingrich
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> There are three fundamental challenges to any effort to transform 
> Washington.
> I learned these principles from working with President Reagan on dramatic 
> change in the 1980s and then leading the Contract with America with its 
> deep changes (first GOP majority in 40 years, welfare reform, the only four 
> balanced budgets in your lifetime, the largest capital gains tax cut in 
> history, etc.)
> The principles I learned working with Reagan and applied as Speaker seem 
> to be universal for those who would enact deep, profound changes. They are:
> 1. The “normal” will try to convince the leader to be “reasonable”.
> 2. Solving symptoms feels satisfying and is an easy substitute for solving 
> the real, underlying problems.
> 3. The urgent drives out the important.
> Let me explain each.
> First, the “normal” will try to convince the leader to be reasonable. I 
> remember on election night of 1994 when we had won the House for the first 
> time since 1952. At about 2:00 AM, our key supporters–people who had spent 
> years of their life working for a Republican majority–sat around discussing 
> the historic victory. Their number one fear was that I would go to 
> Washington and be talked into behaving “normally.” They knew that the 
> lobbyists, the news media, the socialites, the bureaucracy and the old 
> order would gather together to “tame” the revolutionary reform effort of 
> the American people.
> That Friday, three days after the election, I spoke at The Heritage 
> Foundation and shocked the Washington media by declaring, “I will cooperate 
> but I will not compromise.” This formula was a direct attack on the 
> Washington assumption that campaign promises are cynically made to win 
> votes but after the election “responsible” people forget those words and 
> get back to governing as insiders.
> If we had listened to the Washington establishment, we would never have 
> reformed welfare, balanced the budget or cut capital gains taxes.
> President-elect Trump should get up every day and begin by looking at his 
> own campaign promises. He owes his presidency to the people who believed in 
> him, not to the courtiers and schmoozers who had contempt for him as 
> candidate but adore him now that he is going to be president.
> “Reasonableness” will be the death of Trumpism. The very essence of the 
> Trump candidacy was a willingness to set out new policies, new goals, and 
> new toughness that was “unreasonable” to Washington but made perfect sense 
> to millions of Americans. President Trump should “unreasonably” insist on 
> draining the swamp and changing policies. This is why he was elected.
> Second, there will be so many symptoms of problems that a president could 
> satisfyingly spend every day focusing on little problems that require 
> little solutions. While that approach will yield many small satisfactions, 
> however, it will not produce the profound changes that are needed. Peter 
> Drucker warned of this tendency to allow surface symptoms to attract our 
> attention. In *The Effective Executive* <> (a book 
> every Trump appointee should be required to read), Drucker wrote that great 
> leaders look below the symptom to find the real problem. Getting rid of one 
> bad bureaucrat may be satisfying, but it doesn’t solve the underlying 
> problem. Other bad bureaucrats will show up. Overhauling the bureaucracy so 
> that it quits producing bad bureaucrats and starts producing good civil 
> servants is a reform that could last a lifetime.
> President-elect Trump and his senior team have to acquire the habit of 
> asking of every situation “Is this a symptom, or a problem?” If it is 
> symptom, they must take some time to look for the real underlying problem. 
> When they solve that problem they will have solved orders of magnitude more 
> symptoms.
> Third, Washington is a city in which the urgent drives out the important. 
> Senator Jesse Helms first taught me this. He saw me on the street one day 
> early in my career and said, “Young man, remember that this is a city in 
> which the urgent drives out the important. Your job is to get up every 
> morning, place the important at the center of your desk, and work on it 
> until the urgent overwhelms it.”
> As I thought about Helms’s rule and watched President Reagan, I realized 
> he had developed an antelope-and-chipmunk theory of leading.
> Lions know that they cannot afford to hunt chipmunks because even if they 
> capture them, they will starve to death.
> Lions have to hunt antelopes and zebras.
> President Reagan was a lion. He wanted to accomplish big things. He knew 
> that meant he could not get bogged down by tiny problems (chipmunks).
> President Reagan got up every morning and reminded himself of his three 
> antelopes: defeat the Soviet Union, grow the American economy, and renew 
> American civic culture so we would be proud to be American again.
> When President Reagan entered the oval office, chipmunks would come 
> running in. Some federal chipmunks can be $10 billion or more. Reagan would 
> listen patiently and say “You are a fine chipmunk! Have you met my chief of 
> staff?” Jim Baker became the largest chipmunk collector in the world.
> President-elect Trump has to pick between three and five antelope he wants 
> to hunt. He should focus on them relentlessly.
> He should work out with Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior 
> strategist Steve Bannon how they are going to divide up the chipmunks.
> Only with a system like this can the new president avoid having the urgent 
> and the trivial overwhelm his ability to focus on the essential changes 
> that will make his presidency historic.
> Developing Trumpism as a governing system is going to be an enormous job.
> Moving America from decay to dynamic growth is going to be an enormous job.
> Draining the swamp in Washington is going to be an enormous job.
> President Reagan proved it could be done.
> These three principles will help get it done.
> On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 8:57 AM, Kamakazee < 
> <javascript:>> wrote:
>> Sucks to have some whiny bitch censoring your shit, eh Ewen?  
>> Particularly when it's so hit or miss depending on whether he's having his 
>> period at that very moment.
>> On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 4:05:48 AM UTC-6, euwe wrote:
>>> I reposted the first paragraph only (up to "and which are not?") and it 
>>> was also deleted as spam.
>>> On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 2:04:06 AM UTC-8, euwe wrote:
>>>> the topic:
>>>> my reply:
>>>> But if he breaks a *major* campaign promise, his supporters will turn 
>>>> on him with a blind ferocity, dwarfing their rage toward Jeb! because 
>>>> Trump’s is the more exquisite con. He will have duped them. And he will 
>>>> never, ever, ever get them back.
>>>> ------------
>>>> That's a little Gothic baroque there, seems to me, especially in light 
>>>> of the mincing around the word "promise." Haven't we already begun bracing 
>>>> for what we already know are broken promises by giving permission for 
>>>> Trump 
>>>> to define which promises are major and which are not?
>>>> Isn't it business as usual? Haven't we always found ourselves willingly 
>>>> yoked by the tyranny of low expectations? Reagan's rule - don't criticize 
>>>> our own - the opposition will do it for us.
>>>> Only in the case of Trump, not only have we accepted the old 
>>>> politicians trick, "read my lips," on a sliding scale of meaning, but 
>>>> added 
>>>> permission to redefine the new red-meat phrases that energized the base as 
>>>> 'sarcasm,' 'literary license,' and 'hyperbole'.
>>>> Ann, if you go ballistic about "broken promises," you'll be facing the 
>>>> populist movement we've based all our hopes on, alone.. Do I have to 
>>>> remind 
>>>> you what awaits you on that road?
>>>> First, you'll be "crazy Ann" - that "disgusting person," who he never 
>>>> thought was a very good writer. Never read your books. Shortly followed by 
>>>> character assassination - every day will be a bad hair day - bad lighting 
>>>> in the studio, or in a late night, grainy paparazzi photo .. sunken eye 
>>>> sockets.. Rosie was a fat pig.. you'll be a skinny witch, maybe with a sly 
>>>> sniff into the microphone for emphasis. Perhaps Trump will muse aloud 
>>>> during a press conference without naming you, whether an Adam's apple is a 
>>>> dead give-away for... well, you know.
>>>> and then there's twitter.
>>>> Oh, your friends at Fox will help you out at first, give you some 
>>>> air-time like a two-headed snake - the sensation of the hour, poked and 
>>>> prodded like a specimen in a jar.. will Hannity abandon Trump, that he 
>>>> single handedly elected, for your unique commentary, book tours and biting 
>>>> insights?
>>>> If your list of "major" promises disagrees with his, I suggest you 
>>>> parrot his exact phrases describing his rationalizations - as all the 
>>>> others who depend on populism for their celebrity, and continued income, 
>>>> will.
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