A book called Big Agenda: Trump’s Plan to Save America is burning up the bestsellers’ lists, but White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday that the Obama administration was not particularly concerned about the contents of the book.
Written by conservative author David Horowitz, Big Agenda makes the case that Trump will scrap at least 90% of Obama’s executive orders, including those that pertain to healthcare, gun control, and illegal immigration.
Earnest, however, told reporters that Trump would probably not come through on many of his campaign pledges.
“What I can tell you is that President Obama has often made the argument that there is a difference between campaigning and governing,” he said. “I know that the incoming president made a lot of promises about all the executive actions he was going to repeal, but when he’s responsible for governing the country, he will have to reconcile those promises with the impact – the negative impact – that following through on those promises would have on the country.”
There is not likely to be any particularly negative impact on the country if Trump tosses the majority of Obama’s agenda in the trash. Yes, there will be a period of adjustment, and yes, things can happen with a free market economy that are unpredictable – and yes, the media will put 100% of the blame on Trump for even the mildest, shortest recession. But moving forward on a conservative agenda – even if it is a radical one – can only do wonders for the longterm strength and stability of the United States.
When it comes to immigration and gun control, there is no time to waste. President Obama and the Democrats have latched onto these issues with a fierce bite, and they are using them to erode our freedoms and gut our economy. Worst of all, they are using them as leverage points to destroy our culture of independence – both as a country and as individual citizens.
You don’t have to think much about the “negative impact” when you’re undoing policies such as these. Nothing could be worse than the policies themselves. We trust that Trump understands this.