Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 10:27 PM
He's yet to be sworn in as the nation's 45th commander in chief, but Donald Trump has already broken the mold of the Republican Party establishment and is reviving the U.S. economy, says David Horowitz, author of the just-released bestselling new book, "Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America."
"Trump has already changed the Republican Party . . . he's so successful at breaking the mold and attacking political correctness," Horowitz said Tuesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show."
Horowitz said his new book reveals Trump's first-100-days strategy and a long-term plan to eliminate the Democrats as a serious political force.
"I think that he's going to exceed expectations because the expectations are so distorted by the Democrats. He isn't even in office and already he's reviving the economy."
Horowitz — a card-carrying liberal turned staunch conservative and founder of the The David Horowitz Freedom Center — praised what he says is Trump's impressive push to create new jobs and keep companies from relocating outside of the United States.
"That's called leadership and that's because he's been so aggressive and that's where Republicans have failed," Horowitz said.
"As you know, Republicans won the House in 2010 by big margins, bigger ones in 2014 and then they voted for all of Obama's programs and the reason was they were scared.
"They didn't want to be called racist, they didn't want to be called obstructionists, and that's kind of what I deal with in my book, how he has changed the mentality of this party and energized this whole conservative base."
In his book, published by Humanix, Horowitz presents a White House battle plan to "halt the Democrats' march to extinguish the values America holds dear."
The plan includes the restoration of Guantanamo, resumption of the Keystone XL pipeline project and end of amnesty for illegal immigrants.
It also calls for "surprising" appointments to Supreme Court and federal judiciary and changes to the Affordable Care Act and EPA.
"This is a manual for fighting the left over the next four years. The big battles are actually coming, not the ones that are over, the ones that are coming," Horowitz said.
He said he believes one of Trump's opening salvos as president will be to commit $85 billion a year to rebuilding the military.
"We live in a very tough world and if you can't back up your words with force, nobody listens to you and that's what's happening with [President Barack] Obama for the last eight years," Horowitz told Malzberg.
Horowitz also defended Trump's criticism of Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, who said the billionaire businessman's upcoming four years in the White House are not legitimate.
"This is a pathetic individual. Fifty years ago he got his head cracked with other people and that was a noble effort, 50 years ago. But his mind is stuck in 1965. He thinks that he's fighting segregationists. I mean this is idiotic and the Democrats think this guy walks on water," Horowitz said.
"I think Trump was great saying, take care of your district and fix the crime there and poverty. And the Democrats, as you know, they don't do that. A chapter in this book is called 'The Achilles Heel of the Democratic Party' — [on] their monopoly control of inner cities for 50 to 100 years.
"They just use black people as a battering ram against the Republicans and against white people generally. I think Trump with his New Deal for Black America [is] going to peel off a section of the black community. If he gets 20, 25 percent of the black vote, the Democrats are toast. They cannot win a national election."
Horowitz says he details in "Big Agenda" Trump's secret plan to win over African Americans, ending the Democrats' franchise with this key voting bloc.
"He's got Floyd Mayweather, doesn't he? He even has Steve Harvey who was a big Hillary supporter. It's just the beginning. He's got a three-point plan. Protect people in the inner city," Horowitz said.
"He's going to do this voucher program and get these kids out of the failing schools the Democrats run and give them a shot at the American dream, and he's going to bring jobs to the inner city. The reason there are no jobs there is it's too damn dangerous."
I'm all in favour of this school voucher program. Our schools are among the worst in the world. This is partially due to the fact that the kids run the schools in many states. As a former teacher I could tell you stories you just wouldn't believe are true, but they are. Anyway, I won't go into that now, let's just say in many areas the schools are a mess, in many areas they are not.
In every school you have kids who want and value an education. And you have other kids who are there because "they are being made to go". When the latter outnumbers the former, that school is in trouble.
In schools where the troublemakers outnumber the serious students, one option is to send the serious students to a real school where they can get a real education. The trouble is we're talking private schools and they can be expensive. A voucher system will help real students get away from the losers by helping their parents out financially.
What I like about private schools are that they are exempt from many restrictions imposed on public schools by the liberals while they were in power. When I was a student, my rights were exactly what my parents and teachers told me they were, and that's the way it should be.
The only decisions kids should have in our school system is what elective class to take, what team to try out for, and what they are going to have for lunch. They should have no say whatsoever in school policy. That responsibility is for the teachers, administrators, and parents.
I just had a thought. If a kid over the age of 16 drops out or is thrown out of school for any reason, he or she should go straight to the military. The ARMY would pound some discipline into them damn quick.