Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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