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The Rocky Road To Dublin

By Mahons On September 12th, 2018

The Irish Government announced that President Trump’s visit to the Emerald Isle was cancelled by the White House due to scheduling conflicts. The White House, in a characteristic manner, responded that things are undecided.

I cant imagine there will be an outpouring of Irish fols singing Come Ye Back to Donny Boy. My personal survey in the Republic this summer did not reveal a single person who considered him anything less than a lunatic. Usually, even if only out of a contrary nature, you can always find at least one Irishman to play Devil’s Advocate. I could not find such a man, and considering Trump’s sordid relationships with his lawyers, no wonder.

Irish people tend to be pro-American in the sense of the spirt of America, while reserving the right to differ on particular actions its government undertakes. Always a fair distinction to me. I hope they are taking the same view of our having elected this President as they might of an over-served relative at a wedding. In any event no one in Ireland was looking forward to seeing him arrive (and this from a nation who crowded to cheer such diverse men as JFK and Reagan).

I dont think the cancellation has any deep global significance. Ireland doesnt have to be talked out of its nuclear weapons program, contribute more to NATO (Trump might not know they arent a member), and its leader does fit the totalitarian mode of leader that Trump prefers to fawn to. However, his cancelled visit does establish one thing for certain The luck of the Irish.

16 Responses to “The Rocky Road To Dublin”

  1. That made me smole Mahons 🙂

    Sound enough analysis.

  2. *Smile.

  3. http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2018/09/05/zero-irish-historians-scrambling-to-find-donald-trump-ancestry-link/

  4. Donald Trump probably doesn’t know it’s an island

  5. The Irish are being shrewd by saying that Trump or any US president is always welcome there.

  6. It’s probably for the best. It’s one thing meeting Kim Ding Dong, but Michael Higgins is a proper leftie headbanger.

  7. Donal McTrumphy could be of Irish extraction. He’s like a big orange biffo.

  8. He’s like a big orange biffo.

    That’s quite a superb comparison Reg, only Biffo was much less obnoxious.

  9. I believe that Trump’s grandmother was a Gaelic speaker from Scotland.

    What went wrong?

  10. //My personal survey in the Republic this summer did not reveal a single person who considered him anything less than a lunatic.//

    🙂

    //leader does fit the totalitarian mode of leader that Trump prefers to fawn to//

    Yes. And another possible mutual interest would be problems caused by a border. Trump on the other hand would hardly be able to banter with Leo about women, who would obviously use the opportunity to berate the US president about “LGBTI” progress in America. (what’s the “I”, anyone know? “Irish sex”?)

  11. ***”Irish people tend to be pro-American in the sense of the spirit of America”***

    BULL SHIT Mahons. I lived there for 15 years and I saw the way it is. All the “Irish People” wanted and still want is the “Grey Rinse Brigade’s” Yankee dollars in exchange for over-priced faux products like made in the Czech Republic Waterford crystal and made in China genuine Aran sweaters.

    A huge majority of the Irish who remain after the responsible industrious ones bailed out and legally emigrated to America are nothing more than sanctimonious Socialist drones!

  12. EDDIE

    You see what your angry eyes chose to see.

    I see Irish who are very hard working, practical, and who are pro American people, but of an independent mind as respects US foreign policy and as respects whoever the current stumblebum is in the White House.

  13. “Irish people tend to be pro-American in the sense of the spirit of America”

    Absolutely. I’d say we are quite comfortably the most pro-American Europeans.

    Irish people feel invested in the US which is the reason why 9/11 affected Irish people so much, why a bizarre number of Irish people stay up all night to watch US election results and, yes, why sometimes we overstep the mark in our criticisms of the US.

  14. Eddie – when I consider how much time you have lived in the US and how divergent your opinion is of Americans from what those of us in the sane community call reality, I am unpersuaded that any amount of time spent by you anywhere would lead to a serious conclusion.

  15. I’d absolutely agree with you Reg.

    I think tha despite the blabbering that Brit PM’s do about some fluid ‘special relationship’ the Irish, as a people, are easily the European nation with the deepest personal and historical connection to the US. Having a deep connection to the US doesn’t however make us want to be American and Eddie’s bitterness dictates that because people want their taxes to pay for more than war weaons and destruction we are ‘sanctionious socialist drones’ (I have to say that being called sanctimonious and unthinking by Eddie is supreme irony)

    Sometimes being critical of US government policy, particularly foreign policy, also isn’t being critical of America.

  16. // made in China genuine Aran sweaters.//

    I think it’s your ideas that are plastic, Eddie. I’ve visited Aran sweater looms on the Aran islands and in Donegal and watched the products being made.

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