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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Trump Landslide

By Douglas V. Gibbs

As presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to distance himself from the rest of the GOP field, and it becomes more and more apparent that he may wind up with the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States, we must seriously discuss who, and what, he is.

Donald Trump, when he's not going off in a stupid direction like with his recent WMD comment, Mr. Trump says what most conservatives want to hear.  He says he's strong on immigration, he claims he's willing to fight Islam and stop this ridiculous wave of invaders coming into the country in the name of "refugees," he's willing to be tough on issues the voters are angry at the Republicans for being weak on.  But the question is, does he believe the words coming out of his own mouth?  Or, is he something worse than the Democrats?

Many of my colleagues believe the latter, but I am not so sure.

Mr. Trump has hobnobbed with Democrats for as long as folks can remember.  He's friends with the Clintons.  He's not conservative, but does that necessarily mean he's a flaming hard-left liberal progressive?

Or, was it just business?

Can a person who became wealthy as a hardcore capitalist really believe in a socialistic kind of system?

Has he turned over a new leaf?

Ronald Reagan began as a Democrat.  Andrew Breitbart was a liberal before he was a Tea Party conservative.  David Horowitz, at one time, was a communist.  Is it possible Trump made such a change, as well?

The difference is that those other folks took a long time to make their change, they grew and evolved.  Trump's is a sudden change, a convenient change.

Our fail-safe, in my opinion, is the fact that Donald Trump has realized he is getting older, he is not going to live forever, and his kids mean the world to him.  They lose their inheritance if the liberal left progressives continue to destroy our system.  Besides, if he didn't live up to his promises as President of the United States, what would that do to his empire?  His legacy?

Do I think that Trump is a good Republican?  No.  Is a a plant?  Not likely.  Is he more liberal than conservative?  Perhaps.  But he is a good American, a good father, and somebody who has realized we are on the verge of a number of problems. . . be it illegal aliens, Islam, terrorists mixed into the influx of migrants, or economic matters?  And on those issues, I think he will do what is right, if he ends up in the White House - well, kind of what's right.

So, I am not concerned he will purposely destroy our system. . . though I am not sure he will work with Congress any more than Obama did.

I don't think Donald Trump understands the Constitution, or the true manner in which the American System is supposed to function - so in the end, it is his methods, and the precedent he may create, that worries me.  In short, I am fearful he would be a republican Obama.  Big government, and unconstitutional actions, are not a good thing, even if the intent, or the person doing it, is conservative. . . or at least is trying to convince you that he is.

I will say this, though. . .there are those on the left trying to smear him.  The enemy of my enemy might be a friend.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Donald Trump wins South Carolina - Breitbart

Nevada Caucus Results: Trump Scores Big Win - CNN

Trump vs. Bush: They Said There Were Weapons of Mass Destruction and They Knew There Were None, They Lied - Real Clear Politics

A Look Inside The Campaign to Smear Donald Trump - Zero Hedge

1 comment:

JASmius said...

>Trump says what most conservatives want to hear.<

Precisely. And he doesn't mean a damned word of it. It's a con job, unsupported by anything in his history, background, or character.

>He's not conservative, but does that necessarily mean he's a flaming hard-left liberal progressive?<

Yes, it effectively does, because he'll make deals with the Democrats, not Republicans. He's already boasted about it.

>Can a person who became wealthy as a hardcore capitalist really believe in a socialistic kind of system?<

Yes, he does, because, much like the Kennedys, Trump didn't earn his fortune, he inherited it, and has pissed most of it away through a very "progressive" mode of business management: over-borrowing at absurdly high interest rates and then riding the venture into the ground on four separate occasions. Sound like any mode of governing of which you've heard? It should. Donald Trump is precisely the type of pol that Trumplicans purport to despise, but everything is okay with them when HE does it because of the fascistic personality cult that's arisen around him, complete with a golden calf with "TRUMP" stamped on the side.

>Ronald Reagan began as a Democrat. Andrew Breitbart was a liberal before he was a Tea Party conservative. David Horowitz, at one time, was a communist. Is it possible Trump made such a change, as well?<

No, it isn't, because he's touted everything from amnesty to wealth confiscation to Planned Parenthood to Bush Derangement Syndrome to socialized single-payer medicine in this very campaign, some just last week. Reagan, Breitbart, and Horowitz had something Trump does not: proof of their conversion via a track record of ideological consistency.

>Our fail-safe, in my opinion, is the fact that Donald Trump has realized he is getting older, he is not going to live forever, and his kids mean the world to him.<

They do? Does that include the daughter he keeps hitting on?

>They lose their inheritance if the liberal left progressives continue to destroy our system.<

Not if Trump is running it. He'll issue the necessary waivers/exemptions. LORD knows he's bought enough of them from other Democrat pols over the years.

>Besides, if he didn't live up to his promises as President of the United States, what would that do to his empire? His legacy?<

Swindling his way to the GOP nomination alone will be his ego-legacy. Becoming POTUS would be "sloppy seconds". Which will never happen because the Democrats will easily destroy him in the general, whether it's Bernie or Hillary, because unlike the Republicans, they won't be afraid to blast the hell out of him.

>Is a a plant? Not likely.<

Very likely. He just doesn't know it. Remember that Bill Clinton manipulated him into the GOP race last May by stroking his ego. The rest took care of itself. I must say, of all the Clinton masterstrokes over the years, this one might be the biggest one of all.

>[H]e is a good American, a good father, and somebody who has realized we are on the verge of a number of problems<

He's none of those things, Doug. He's a con-artist. He's Al Czervik. Since when have you lowered your standards so precipitously?

>[T[here are those on the left trying to smear him. The enemy of my enemy might be a friend.<

They're in on the con.



JAS