Sunday, July 24, 2016
I guess that I'm going to have to treat Trump like Hillary. I've been posting a lot of things about Hillary over the last several months and have titled every one of them Hillary. There will be so much in the next 4 months about Trump that I'll just save time and use his name whenever I post something about him. So you'll posts titled Hillary and Trump from now on.
A friend sent me this article. There are a lot like it out there but this captures the mood of many Trump supporters pretty well. I certainly would have preferred any number of other candidates over him, but he won. There are many things about him that I don't like, but those things could never be larger than the criminality of Hillary. So I'll hold my nose and vote for him. I'll have more to say as we go along, but suffice to say that many, many of the things that the MSM are saying about him is BS. Pure BS.
"Who is Donald Trump?" The better question may be, "What is Donald Trump?"The answer? A giant middle finger from average Americans to the political and media establishment.Some Trump supporters are like the 60s white girls who dated black guys just to annoy their parents. But most Trump supporters have simply had it with the Demo-socialists and the "Republicans In Name Only." They know there isn't a dime's worth of difference between Hillary Rodham and Jeb Bush, and only a few cents worth between Rodham and the other GOP candidates.Ben Carson is not an "establishment" candidate, but the Clinton machine would pulverize Carson ; and the somewhat rebellious Ted Cruz will (justifiably so) be tied up with natural born citizen lawsuits (as might Marco Rubio). The Trump supporters figure they may as well have some fun tossing Molotov cocktails at Wall Street and Georgetown while they watch the nation collapse. Besides - lightning might strike, Trump might get elected, and he might actually fix a few things. Stranger things have happened (the nation elected an[islamo-]Marxist in 2008 and Bruce Jenner now wears designer dresses.)Millions of conservatives are justifiably furious. They gave the Republicans control of the House in 2010 and control of the Senate in 2014, and have seen them govern no differently than Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Yet those same voters are supposed to trust the GOP in 2016? Why?Trump did not come from out of nowhere. His candidacy was created by the last six years of Republican failures.No reasonable person can believe that any of the establishment candidates [dems or reps] will slash federal spending, rein in the Federal Reserve, cut burdensome business regulations, reform the tax code, or eliminate useless federal departments (the Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, Energy, etc.). Even Ronald Reagan was unable to eliminate the Department of Education. (Of course, getting shot at tends to make a person less of a risk-taker.) No reasonable person can believe that any of the nation's major problems will be solved by Rodham, Bush, and the other dishers of donkey fazoo now eagerly eating corn in Iowa and pancakes in New Hampshire .Many Americans, and especially Trump supporters, have had it with:· Anyone named Bush· Anyone named Clinton· Anyone who's held political office· Political correctness· Illegal immigration· Massive unemployment· Phony "official" unemployment and inflation figures· Welfare waste and fraud· People faking disabilities to go on the dole· VA waiting lists· TSA airport groping· ObamaCare· The Federal Reserve's money-printing schemes· Wall Street crooks like Jon Corzine· Michelle Obama's vacations· Michelle Obama's food police· Barack Obama's golf· Barack Obama's arrogant and condescending lectures· Barack Obama's criticism/hatred of America· Valerie Jarrett· " Holiday trees"· Hollywood hypocrites· Global warming nonsense· Cop killers· Gun confiscation threats· Stagnant wages· Boys in girls' bathrooms· Whiny, spoiled college students who can't even place the Civil War in the correct century... and that's just the short list.Trump supporters believe that no Democrat wants to address these issues, and that few Republicans have the courage to address these issues. They certainly know that none of the establishment candidates are better than barely listening to them, and Trump is their way of saying, "Screw you, Hillary Rodham Rove Bush!" The more the talking head political pundits insult the Trump supporters, the more supporters he gains. (The only pundits who seem to understand what is going on are Democrats Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell and Republican John LeBoutillier. All the others argue that the voters will eventually "come to their senses" and support an establishment candidate.)But America does not need a tune-up at the same old garage. It needs a new engine installed by experts - and neither Rodham nor Bush are mechanics with the skills or experience to install it. Hillary Rodham is not a mechanic; she merely manages a garage her philandering husband abandoned. Jeb Bush is not a mechanic; he merely inherited a garage. Granted, Trump is also not a mechanic, but he knows where to find the best ones to work in his garage. He won't hire his brother-in-law or someone to whom he owes a favor; he will hire someone who lives and breathes cars."How dare they revolt!" the "elites" are bellowing. Well, the citizens are daring to revolt, and the RINOs had better get used to it. "But Trump will hand the election to Clinton !" That is what the Karl Rove-types want people to believe, just as the leftist media eagerly shoved "Maverick" McCain down GOP throats in 2008 - knowing he would lose to Obama. But even if Trump loses and Rodham wins, she would not be dramatically different than Bush or most of his fellow candidates. They would be nothing more than caretakers, not working to restore America 's greatness but merely presiding over the collapse of a massively in-debt nation. A nation can perhaps survive open borders; a nation can perhaps survive a generous welfare system. But no nation can survive both - and there is little evidence that the establishment candidates of either party understand that. The United States cannot forever continue on the path it is on. At some point it will be destroyed by its debt.Yes, Trump speaks like a bull wander[ing] through a china shop, but the truth is that the borders do need to be sealed; we cannot afford to feed, house, and clothe 200,000 Syrian immigrants for decades (even if we get inordinately lucky and none of them are ISIS infiltrators or Syed Farook wannabes); the world is at war with radical Islamists; all the world's glaciers are not melting; and Rosie O'Donnell is a fat pig.Is Trump the perfect candidate? Of course not. Neither was Ronald Reagan. But unless we close our borders and restrict immigration, all the other issues are irrelevant. One terrorist blowing up a bridge or a tunnel could kill thousands. One jihadist poisoning a city's water supply could kill tens of thousands. One electromagnetic pulse attack from a single Iranian nuclear device could kill tens of millions. Faced with those possibilities, most Americans probably don't care that Trump relied on eminent domain to grab up a final quarter acre of property for a hotel, or that he boils the blood of the Muslim Brotherhood thugs running the Council on American-Islamic Relations. While Attorney General Loretta Lynch's greatest fear is someone giving a Muslim a dirty look, most Americans are more worried about being gunned down at a shopping mall by a crazed [islamic] lunatic who treats his prayer mat better than his three wives and who thinks 72 virgins are waiting for him in paradise.The establishment is frightened to death that Trump will win, but not because they believe he will harm the nation. They are afraid he will upset their taxpayer-subsidized apple carts. While Obama threatens to veto legislation that spends too little, they worry that Trump will veto legislation that spends too much.You can be certain that if an establishment candidate wins in November 2016 … [their] cabinet positions will be filled with the same people we've seen before. The washed-up has-beens of the Clinton and Bush administrations will be back in charge. The hacks from Goldman Sachs will continue to call the shots. Whether it is Bush's Karl Rove or Clinton 's John Podesta, who makes the decisions in the White House will matter little.If the establishment wins, America loses.
And they are gonna be even more confused this week. Hey, has anyone seen the DNC Chair? Oh that's right, she's been banned from the convention. Imagine that? Someone has said that the system is rigged. Lot's of proof out of the latest revelations. And Bernie must be monumentally pissed!
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
You know, somehow this wouldn't be surprising. And that is the reason that so many people don't like Trump but are going to vote for him. Because they are sick of the rigged system that the elites have created. And they are sick of Hillary's crimes and lying. And they are sick of the direction that the country seems to have been going. There's still a long way to go...but it's weird that it's still so close if as many people that the media would have you believe think Trump is the world's biggest jackass. Somehow it all sounds like rehashed groupthink that the media grossly misunderstands. So we'll see...stay tuned.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
I guess the danger is that we become numb to it all. It's easy to lay blame. As with so many other things, where you stand depends on where you sit. I can certainly have sympathy with the cries for justice from many in the minority community. And I can see the frustration by so many law abiding citizens when they see cops being stereotyped as brutal thugs. As usual, the truth is somewhere in the middle. There have been too many incidents of racial profiling that have led to injury and even death. The vast, vast, vast majority of cops are heroes just trying to do a tough job.
I wasn't going to post anything about this because it's becoming more and more difficult to have a civil conversation about it. More than any subject I can remember, this latest round of racial distress is causing anger, denial, blaming, shaming, and horrendous stereotyping. This has to stop. Everyone has to realize that none of us are perfect. The police have to continue to root out the people who don't belong in the force. They have to continue to institute things like body cameras and increase training to deal with all kinds of people. The minority community must start looking within itself. They must start to promote education, personal responsibility, and respect.
There are too many "yeah, buts" in every conversation. Bring up one issue and the retort is always, "yeah, but...what about this". And stop with the statistics. I've seen them all. Almost any premise can be proven by how the data is cut. It seems that everyone from the NYT and WP to the guy down the street with access to Google is flaunting the latest statistic to prove their point. Or refute their enemy's point. Just stop. Start engaging with people instead.
But most of all we need to stop listening to those who would promote the darker view of life. You know who they are and where they reside. Resist the temptation to give them legitimacy. And that goes for either side. And stop spending 24/7 watching sensationalistic TV and social media. Lift your head up. Go outside and see what's happening. Engage with your neighbors. You and I can't do anything about the larger picture. But we can do is impact our immediate surroundings. A wise politician once said, "all politics are local". Well, really all life is local. Do your best to impact what is happening where you are. See the best in people. Make an impact in your community and you will make an impact in the world.