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The Trouble With Trump

Trump is pretty popular around the Right, right now.  I don’t know why.  One of my dearest friends is a big fan, and for the life of me, I don’t get it.  Now, it’s not going to stop me from loving my friend just because we have differing viewpoints of a candidate.  I don’t have to agree with people on every blessed thing to love them or be their friend.  Commonality would be great, but it doesn’t always happen, and that’s okay.  That’s why God made chocolate and vanilla, right?  Smile

Perhaps you, dear Reader, are a Trump supporter, too.  Please know my intent here isn’t to offend anyone, just to explain why I can’t support Trump.  You may love him, I get that; but I don’t, and here’s why.

[no, no, let me tell you how I really feel]

He flip-flops on everything, including immigration.  He has no consistency.  He bullies people, he lies, he’s too egotistical, he has tantrums and blames everyone and anyone else when he doesn’t get his way. 

Those are not not NOT the hallmarks of a strong leader. 

Those are the hallmarks of a toddler. 

(Gosh, he reminds me  of Obama when I write that.)

Speaking of Obama, it’s very troubling to me to see the same kinds of response to Trump that Obama got.  The adulation, the “he’s going to save us!” mentality, the attacks on others if they don’t also adore him, etc.  Frankly, I am kind of amazed that the ones who so decried that kind of treatment of Obama don’t seem to see it pertaining to Trump.  Even the media kisses his ass, because he brings in ratings.  He’s so vitriolic they never know what he’s going to do next to keep things stirred up, and they love that.  If he does manage to get the Republican nomination though, they’ll eat him alive, because he’s not fully a Liberal – I mean, in pretty much everything but name, but the Party matters to them, and he’d be running against the anointed [whoever gets the Democratic nomination].  At that point, they’d finally get around to vetting him, you can be sure. 

Trump has never displayed any Conservative values, or behavioral history of consistency in regards to Conservative values.  Just because he says something today doesn’t mean he’ll agree with his own damn self tomorrow. 

I thought you wanted someone who wasn’t like Obama?

I thought you wanted someone Conservative?

I thought you wanted someone with a proven track record?

Trumps only track record is that of inconsistency. 

Everyone wants to claim he’s such a great businessman, but I wonder, how great a businessman would he be if he hadn’t inherited it?  And maybe it’s just me, but a few bankruptcies don’t make for that great a businessman.

He’s supported Hillary Clinton, and other Democrats.

Yes, I confess, I’m a little passionate about this, and I’ve been holding it in for a while. 

Okay!  A lot passionate!  *sigh* 

I suppose I should be allowed to express my thoughts on my own blog, right?

There was another time when the Republican Party was pretty fractured.  Back when the one who was supposed to carry on the Reagan Torch didn’t do the job he was elected to do and threw that Torch away.  “Read my lips, no new taxes!” he vowed, then proceed to break that vow, in spades. 

During that election cycle, along came a billionaire businessman, who promised that he could run the country like a business and make our economy great again.  He appealed to the capitalist heart and soul of America, which, in and of itself is a beautiful thing – that capitalist soul.  People are way more generous to others when they have jobs and feel wealthy. But I digress.

This businessman was very divisive.  He made a lot of Republicans mad at other Republicans.  It became a matter of were we going to continue embracing the “no-new-taxes liar” or were we going to embrace the “non-political businessman”?  He made all kinds of accusations against the Republicans, but none really against the Democrat Party platform.  He shifted the focus, you see, into a specific issue.   A very divisive issue, and that split the Republican vote, and Bill Clinton became President with 60% of the country voting against him. 

Sound familiar? 

It feels very much like “here we go again,” even down to the other candidate being a Clinton.  Talk about history repeating itself!

Do you really think I could support anyone who’s supported the Clintons?! 

Or Rangel, or Reid?  Yikes! 

A president needs to be about more than a single issue.   A president is supposed to be about leading the nation.  A President should express why his ideals, his party’s ideals, are better than the opposition’s.  A President ought to have some idea of what he wants to do to bring those ideals into actuality, and how he plans to do it.

Trump, in my opinion, is mostly about Trump, and not about America.  Trump doesn’t have any consistent ideals, at least, not any that aren’t about him.  Sure, Trump is great – just ask him, he’ll tell you!

How can I put this?  Trump is too busy, personally (and childishly) attacking other Republicans, and not any Democrat positions on any issues.  If he were really running for President, and not a popularity contest, he wouldn’t be attacking the other people in his currently-claimed party.  The real opponent in a political contest is the other party – that’s what you go after, not the ones on your own team. 

Trump isn’t talking about Republican Things.  And he has never, ever, apparently, supported Conservative candidates or causes.  He’s more “establishment Republican” than the Establishment Republicans that the grassroots claim to be against!  He’s not even a little Conservative.  He’s not Conservative at all, on any level.

Even he can’t tell the difference between himself and a socialist!  MSNBC Anchor Asks Donald Trump A Trick Question, Watch How He Answers It – Patriot Update  Doesn’t that tell you anything?!

And that’s basically why I can’t support Trump.

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Hmmmm…interesting question to ponder.

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Clipped from House of Eratosthenes

Saw this on House of Eratosthenes a while back, and wanted to put my own thoughts to it.

Even if this were true – because Lord knows there are plenty of rude neighbors out there like this – clearly this person who advocates living in a “safe Christian neighborhood” hasn’t read much of their Bible, if they have one.

Even Christ Himself told His disciples to arm themselves when they went out:

Luke 22:36

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

36 And He said to them, “But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one.

The sword was even more important than the coat, apparently!

My $.02. 🙂

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Setting Up

Yes, I know I’ve had this blog for a few years now, but it’s been used under my other username and it’s always been sort of a sub thing, not a primary thing.

But recently I’ve decided to put the other username into a less dominant role.  Also, I’ve wanted to disconnect my political views from my other blogs because, let’s face it, a lot of people aren’t interested in or are offended by someone else’s political views.  Also, with a husband who’s trying to make his author name more high profile, having a wife who publically vents her political spleen isn’t always desired.  Readers might be offended by the opinions of the author’s wife, don’t you know.  So, the less connected I am in that way, the better. 

Plus, separating gives me a little more freedom, I think.  I hope.  I tend to be more reserved in publically expressing my views but I’d like not to be.  I’m pretty passionate about political things and have quite strong opinions. 

So, onward and upward, to the red state and beyond!

Ness ~

Falcon’s Reader Fare 2-4-2011

This was a difficult position to take, but events later showed Reagan was right… typically, he displayed visionary leadership and unbounded political courage.

via Reaganite Republican: Ronald Reagan @ 100: Portrait in Courage.

Reagan was mostly right about a lot of things.

All but the slowest of learners now know which strategy is more effective at pulling us out of a recession, getting government off the economy’s back like Reagan, or massive government spending and intervention, as imposed by Comrade Obama and his progressive RINO predecessor. Two graphs found at Cato @ Liberty tell the story:

via Moonbattery: Reagonomics Versus Obamanomics.

The difference between building up America, and tearing down America, in new and improved graph form!

For his 100th birthday, however, we thought that it’s worth spending time watching him and listening to his words.

via To The Point News – CELEBRATING RONALD REAGAN.

Ronaldus Magnus is always worth a watch and listen.  Smile

Of all the excuses I heard from people who pushed Affirmative Action to the last limit of lunacy by voting for an unqualified leftist with a secret history and alarming associations, the most bizarre was that he would somehow “unite” all Americans. Gallup shows us how that’s working out:

via Moonbattery: Are We United Yet?.

Because it was all about “feelings” and not about facts.
 

Falcon’s Reader Fare 2-3-2011

Just playing with an idea. 

Shell Oil has canceled its plans to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska in 2011 but will now set its sights on the summer of 2012.

EPA Red Tape Forces Shell to Delay Arctic Drilling until 2012 at the Earliest | Conservatives4Palin

Were you really wondering why gas prices were nearly twice as high now as when Obama took office?

“Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re-imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said.

via Obama administration ruled in contempt on drill ban | Watts Up With That?.

“The government was not at liberty to impose its own will after the court struck down the policy,” Giberga said. “The government, like any citizen, had to obey the ruling, even if it didn’t like it.”

via U.S. in Contempt Over Gulf Drill Ban, Judge Rules – Bloomberg.

Contempt for the law, contempt for the Constitution.

Choudary also helpfully laid to rest belief if a chimerical entity called the “moderate Muslim” with this remark:

You cannot be a non-practicing vegetarian. Therefore, similarly, if you’re a Muslim, you submit to the Sharia.

By extension, if you don’t support killing any infidels who won’t submit to dhimmitude, you aren’t a Muslim. Only by recognizing that this attitude is a key component of Islamic ideology can the world defend itself.

via Moonbattery: Sean Hannity Lays Into Maniacal Imam Anjem Choudary.

Convert or die!  It’s that simple. 

Obamacare should be a mandate for everyone but the unions who fought hard to have it enacted. To claim that there is a waiver option and thus it is perfect natural that the union be given a waiver is not exactly true

via John Lott’s Website: “SEIU fights healthcare repeal after obtaining waivers from law”.

Unions demand Obamacare, then have themselves exempted?  And you really think this is about “healthcare”?

FrankJ is trying to figure out why the left thinks so many things are “far right.” Concluding that it’s all relative, but not really, he came up with a nifty chart that is spooky accurate:

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On the Hello Kitty of Blogging, I had some harsh words about “moderates” that fall roughly into line with this:

The trouble with “moderates” is they don’t know what is moderate…

via House of Eratosthenes.

Love this!

However, what floors me, is that these same Liberal/Lefty in-laws seem to have no trouble accepting the extraordinary high incomes of a) sports figures and b) entertainment figures (newscasters, movie actors, television personalities, etc.).

Sports figures that play games to entertain, singers that…sing songs…, actresses that pretend to be people they aren’t (when they do work) and newscasters that read copy from teleprompters are idolized.

Corporate executives that manufacture services and products that improve our lives (drugs, fuel, cars, food, shelter, insurance, bank loans, etc.) are vilified.

via Bookworm Room » Salary envy.

It’s all about priorities.

As atheists continue whine about how no one likes them and how they are second-class citizens, Christians are still being murdered for their faith around the world… as they have been for the last two thousand years:

via Vox Popoli: Actual persecution.

Squeaky wheels.

Even with Detroit in ruins, and nature reclaiming the abandoned wasteland that was once a great city, the Dems who destroyed it continue to make out like the bandits they are:

Cheaper and less intrusive government is why Phoenix is now the fifth largest US city, as Detroit once was. Now Detroit is 11th and falling like a cinderblock from an overpass.

via Moonbattery: Detroit’s City Council Still Raking It In.

See what unions can do for your town!

El-Baradei is just a media-hyped camera hog with no meaningful popular support and — perhaps most importantly — no support within the Egyptian military. And as the Tadros article makes clear (read the whole thing) the army’s distrust of Mubarak’s son Gamal, who has no military background, was an important background factor in the current crisis.

via El-Baradei: CNN’s Choice, Not Egypt’s : The Other McCain.

CNN might be surprised to find out they don’t get a vote.

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Reaganite Republican: Some Things Never Change!.

From 1934, another era of economic hardship and Dem control.

If this law is so great why are waivers being granted left and right?

via American Thinker Blog: ObamaCare and the Individual Mandate.

Because it has nothing to do with healthcare.

Just which party is truly the Party of No?

via American Thinker Blog: Which is the party of ‘No?’.

No lie!

“Anyone seriously concerned with coming to terms with ‘the nature of our enemy’ must give up all of this silly talk of ‘Islamofascists,’ ‘Islamonazis,’ ‘Islamists,’ ‘radical Muslims,’ and ‘Islamic extremists.'”

Islam on Its Own Terms:

This is the honest reality of the situation.

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