I was never a huge Donald fan. Still aren’t but, hoping his early positions on things like immigration and islamic terrorism would drag the GOP back to reality I encouraged him to keep espousing them. Looking back now, it was a naive hope. Establishment hacks like Ryan and McCain continue to consolidate power by hooking up with democrats at every opportunity.
Ted Cruz was my first choice and now, thanks to Wikileaks, we know the Clinton’s were terrified of facing him in the general election. Clinton/Podesta emails show their preferred republican nominee was Trump. Given the level of coordination between the Hillary campaign and the media revealed by Wikileaks, I wonder who selected who in the republican primary this time around.
The latest revelation of Donald Trumps “shocking” statements of some eleven years ago has set the DNC and establishment republican RINO’s alight with hope. They hope that now, finally, the establishment can regain its center and continue with their accumulation of unwarranted power and the destruction of America uninterrupted.
I confess a certain amount of confusion over the flap. True Trump’s words were sad, hurtful, tragic even. As a democrat then he perfectly mirrored the accepted behavior of many democrats at the time, not the least of which was Hillary’s husband. That sort of behavior we were told by the media and the Clinton machine was a private matter and had no bearing on someones ability to govern. Those of us who thought character mattered were deemed repressive or perverted by the Clinton’s rabid supporters. Now look who is all sexually sensitive. Why the double standard? I mean, aside from the fact Trump is a “republican” now.
Honestly, how can anyone engaged in today’s gutter culture be offended by anything Trump said years ago? Have you watched TV lately? Have you listened to any of the late night so called comedy shows? Have you listened to any of the garbage that passes for music the last few years? Even worse, have you been to a Buy Once concert? (If you have I suggest counseling, quickly)
And really, how is it that all those talking heads, the ones who fell all over themselves defending the pervert Billy boy while he occupied the white house, expect me to accept their “outrage” over Trumps comments? Honestly, the intellectual gymnastics required to “follow” these people would put Olympic gymnasts to shame. I think sometimes that only Orwell’s Ministry of Truth could understand them.
Speaking of Ministry of Truth, my congressional delegation, now full fledged members of the ministry, have a lot to answer for. Senator Mike Lee, a man I really liked and respected has finally quit dancing on the sidelines and gone full RINO on Trump. Same for my Rep. Mia Love. Apparently their “principles” require only the virginal, as determined by them, to seek elected office. Good luck with that.
The democratic party has always been very good at enforcing party loyalty. If you doubt this ask democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman. He voted with the democrats in the senate 99.98% of the time. For his .02% transgression he was primaried out of his spot on his senate re-election ticket and had to run as an independent. He won but the message to every democrat was clear, 100% or you’re out.
Republicans it seems are adverse to anything approaching that level of party unity when it involves winning. The establishment RINO’s became the Stockholm Syndrome party years ago and simply will not surrender their victim status. They have bought completely into the lie peddled by democrats that victim status should be sought after, fought for and held dearly. I think many of them actually believe they deserve to be victims. And yes, that includes my senator, Mike Lee.
As evidence consider this. Lee has said he would refuse an appointment to the Supreme Court. Really? The one place where he could have the absolute most impact on an agenda he swears he cares about is a spot he has no interest in? The one spot he could stop the progressive liberal stupidity dead in its tracks, for maybe thirty plus years, he has no interest in? Me thinks the gentleman doth protest against Trump to much. Really Lee, tell us, did lyin RINO Ryan threaten to pull RNC funding for your re-election? Be honest now.
I didn’t forget Senator Hatch in all this. It’s just that all those years of associating with Ted “the swimmer” Kennedy have produced in him an advanced state of intellectual dementia. I don’t think Hatch visits Earth much anymore.
Then there is Mia Love. I voted for her because the democrat running against her was to hideous to contemplate. Like Trump she burst onto the local scene from virtually nowhere. Unlike Trump she had the experience of being mayor of a small town for a short time. Still, she sounded promising talking about fiscal responsibility and her love of America. Because she is a women I was tempted to more readily accept her outrage at Trumps comments but then I remembered that women want to be treated the same as men. Sorry Mia, your outrage doesn’t fly here.
Nationally, in an attempt to burnish their progressive/politically correct credentials, the establishment herd of “prominent” republicans have abandoned/withdrawn their support for Trump. I find this revealing. These individuals all agree that America is being fundamentally transformed in the worst way. Yet when presented with an opportunity to elect someone who will correct at least some of the most obvious problems America faces, they panic, turn tail and head for the tall grass. They do not seem to understand that the problems we face today took the last twenty five years to create. There is no way to solve them painlessly or quickly.
Many may construe this as my defense of Trump. Again, I am no Trump fan but as Jim Waurishuk posted on a comment board recently; “That said, as a private citizen – Donald Trump did not steal your money. Donald Trump did not raise your taxes. Donald Trump did not quadruple the price of food. Donald Trump is not influencing or stirring the race issue. Donald Trump did not leave any U.S. officials and citizens behind in Benghazi to be slaughtered and desecrated by Muslims. Donald Trump did not create a security vacuum from which ISIS grew out of the remnants of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Donald Trump did not arm ISIS and systematically exterminate Christians, Kurds, and the innocent throughout the Middle East. Donald Trump did not betray Israel. Donald Trump did not provide hundreds of billions in financing and technology to Iran’s nuclear weapons program by way of a phony deal. Donald Trump did not give our military secrets to China. Donald Trump did not decimate and deplete our military and betray our veterans. Donald Trump did not increase our debt to over 20 trillion dollars. Donald Trump did not ruin our credit twice. Donald Trump did not institute unbalanced trade deals that sent billions of American dollars, jobs, and businesses to foreign countries. Donald Trump did not double African-American unemployment. Donald Trump did not open our borders, influence massive illegal immigration, or provide U.S. tax dollars to bring in unvetted Middle Eastern refugees to America. Donald Trump did not steal your rights, violate U.S. constitutional law, or commit treason dozens of times.” I could continue the list but I think you get the point.
We must begin the process of reclaiming America by stopping the election of as many democrat/progressives as possible. That includes the presidency this year. The first step in doing so is abandoning the insane unity of victim hood and second class status. Trump is a far cry from perfection but so are many of his detractors. Best of all, Hillary he is not. Voting for Trump, however unpleasant is just a first step. It is a step I will grudgingly take not because Trump is a paragon of virtue but because I am sick and tired of my parties version of “unity.”