Reality versus an “Idea”


I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the first quarter GDP numbers are out and they are, well, fabulous.

The news is so terrific, MSNBC was forced to report reality for a change.

Even CNN had to choke back their endless bludgeoning of impeachment and “Orange Man Bad” to acknowledge this real world success.

There’s no denying the Trump economy is on fire.

When the cable news outlets that can’t stop flogging the dead horse of “collusion” and “obstruction” have to put aside their fantasy impeachment hopes to report the reality of America’s economic boom, you know the Trump economy is on fire.

And with this economic news as the backdrop, take a look at these snippets from Daniel Greenfield’s latest column from Front Page Magazine, “Biden is Wrong: America is a Reality, not an Idea.”

“America is an idea,” Joe Biden gravely intoned, as he threw the 21st hat onto the overcrowded hat rack of the Democrat primaries already groaning under the weight of all the trilbys, clown caps and hijabs.

Biden is a compulsive plagiarist and the idea that America is an idea, like his hair, isn’t his own.

It’s also wrong.

America as an idea has lately been bandied about by John Kasich, Senator Chris Coons, Senator Lindsey Graham, and even Bono. Biden not only showed up late to the primaries, but late to the idea of an idea.

America isn’t an idea. It’s a place. The name of our nation comes from a 15th century Italian named Amerigo Vespucci who didn’t visit an ideal, but a real continent. Amerigo’s name doesn’t even represent an ideal. It means master workman, or, more crudely, boss. A pragmatic name for a pragmatic nation.

That’s just the start.  Greenfield then hammers home the primary difference between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.  Namely, Trump ran and governs in reality.  Whereas Joe’s “idea” of America is not rooted in reality at all.

And an “idea” unmoored from reality is destined to fail.

Many nations have had such ideas. What made America unique was not that we had the idea, but that, unlike the rest of the world, we made it a reality. And we didn’t do it through empty theories, but through a system of representative government backed by hard limitations on that government.


Politicians like Biden who talk about America as an idea like that idea; they just hate the reality. That’s why Biden’s video insists that the 2016 election was an “aberration”. It wasn’t, as Obama liked to tell us, “who we are”. But the reality of America is that politicians don’t tell us who we are. We tell them who we are. When it works Obama’s way, that idea of America destroys both the reality and the idea. [Emphasis Dianny’s]

This whole column is aces you guys.

And you should really read the whole thing.

But let me close out this post by quoting my favorite passage from Greenfield’s column:

Trump is making America stronger. Biden is promising to make Americans feel better. One has built his campaign on the real world and the other has announced a campaign based on hurt feelings.

And in the real world, America is getting stronger by every measure.

Read Greenfield’s entire column HERE.

It really is a home run.

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7 thoughts on “Reality versus an “Idea”

  • April 26, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Hell Yeah!

  • April 26, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Promises Made.
    Promises Kept.
    Trump 2020

  • April 26, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Dianny, America is an idea—that all men are created equal, and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights—life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You could take every conservative in this country, and the constitution, move us to Antarctica, and name it new America, and it would immediately be more “American” than the hell-hole progressives would turn the United States into within 6 months.

    • April 26, 2019 at 6:19 pm

      Didn’t you read what Greenfield wrote? An idea not rooted in reality will not last. America as an idea has to become reality in the practical otherwise it is nothing but an ideal. Read Greenfield’s column first. Because you missed the point.

      • April 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm

        From Greenfield:
        “There is obviously an idea of America. Just as there is an idea of Joe Biden or of the chair he’s sitting on. But the idea of Joe Biden, a Corvette-driving, woman-groping, foul-mouthed idiot who never met a camera that he wouldn’t wrestle to death with his face, doesn’t preclude the reality of Joe Biden, who doesn’t even own a Corvette. A reality without an idea is bland. An idea without a reality is leftism.”

  • April 26, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    The more I see it, the more I feel that Biden will be the 2020 candidate. He’s a complete joke and will ensure President Trump’s re-election.

  • April 27, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you, Dianny, great link.
    (Excerpt) “Many nations have had such ideas. What made America unique was not that we had the idea, but that, unlike the rest of the world, we made it a reality. And we didn’t do it through empty theories, but through a system of representative government backed by hard limitations on that government.”

    This is who we are. Let’s keep it going strong


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