One thing right off the bat: I’m not a big Trump supporter, but I understand why he’s got such a large following.
All the controversy over Donald Trump has really got the rank and file GOP’s panties in a wad.
Most of the Republican voters realize that Trump won’t be nominated, but he does strike a chord with Americans who are completely fed up with the bullshit and in-your-face corruption in D.C.
The GOP would do itself and its supporters a favor if it went through a major overhaul.
While the RINO idiots criticize Trump, Obama runs roughshod over the Constitution, the country sinks lower into debt, our world standing has been severely damaged, the border still leaks like a sieve, the illegal alien carnage continues, and nothing is being done to stop it.
There’s a reason why groups like the Tea Party were created and gained influence and momentum. The GOP abandoned the principles in the United States Constitution of limited government and fiscal restraint.
Republicans vilify, insult, and denigrate faithful grassroot Republicans and Tea Party Patriots for holding them accountable and demanding that they fulfill the promises they made. We expect that kind of filth from LeftProg Dems; not from our own party. The majority seats gained by the GOP in the House in 2010, was due in large part to the Tea Party movement; a fact that escapes their selective memories. We also had considerable influence in the 2014 mid-terms.
We gave them a majority in the House after the 2014 mid-term elections, and nothing has changed.
We elected them to stop Obama and the DemProgs in their tracks. They turned out to be chickenshits unwilling to take the risks necessary to accomplish that. They’re so afraid of being called “racist”, “mean”, “uncaring”, and a variety of other leftwingnut pejoratives, that they quake at the mere thought of fighting to get this country back.
Instead of backing Republicans who have strong Tea Party values, they were dismissed as ‘fringe’. Instead of doing what we elected them to do, they cave in to the petty little tyrant in the White House and his tools in the Democratic Party.
It’s not just the pious RINOs who bad mouth angry constituents, the arrogant bastards in the conservative media, who should know better, have jumped on the bandwagon.
Instead of embracing the concepts of Trumps’s stance on illegal aliens, the economy, and foreign policy, they trash him and the people who support those basic common sense principles.
Esther Goldberg writes in a column published at the American Spectator, that these constipated pundits are consumed with Trump Derangement Syndrome:
Thursday morning I prepared a lovely prune-based compote. My husband adores this dessert, but I wondered if I shouldn’t send it over to George Will’s house, as an act of mercy. For Will has never before seemed as constipated as he did in his Thursday morning column on Donald Trump, whom he describes as “an unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate.”
What exactly does Will mean by “vulgar”? Is it an epithet that Washington arbiters of taste use to describe the regular vernacular and humor of everyday Americans? If you eschew complex ambiguity in favor of language that everyone can understand, does that make you vulgar?
In a nod to personal liberty, Will grants that Trump’s “squalid performance and its coarsening of civic life are costs of freedom that an open society must be prepared to pay.” Yes, democracy is like that. It is exuberant, and accommodates a glorious diversity of taste and expression. “Life, like a dome of many-colored glass,/Stains the white radiance of Eternity,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley in Adonias. I, for one, adore the stunning display of colors and shapes with which God endowed this world. There’s room here for the Trumps as well as the Wills. Eternity with its white radiance can wait.
……Trump’s message resonates with working class stiffs who believe that, despite his wealth, he understands them and their concerns. When he speaks, they understand him. There’s no complex grammar to parse. And there’s none of the phony folksiness you get from the Dems, none of the sho-nuffs and y’alls from a Hillary. To many ordinary Americans, Trump represents the promise of America as a land where everyone should have an opportunity to make it to the top if he works hard enough. These are the folks who gave the last election to Barak Obama because he made this promise, and now they’re disillusioned.
But Will can’t accept that these folks might be or become Republicans. To Will, these “Trumpites” are more plausible as vulgar Archie Bunker Democrats than they are as Republicans. So let’s ignore them.
But then I recall Will sniffing his nose at another déclassé Republican candidate and his supporters as “kamikaze conservatives.“ That was Ronald Regan, and Will invited him to form a third party and lead his mob of followers “into outer darkness.” Will acknowledged that while this “would cost the party some support…it would make the party seem cleansed.”
Ronald Reagan was the best president in the 20th Century, a fact that obliterated Will’s snotty conjecture.
……George Will is not the only Ruling Class Republican to express contempt for Donald Trump. And some express even more contempt for those who like him. Writing forNational Review Online, Charles C. Cooke calls Trump a “virus.” (What is it with these misophobics?) and those who like him are ill, infected. You can recognize them because “by their dull, unreflective, often ovine behavior, they resemble binary and nuancless drones.” Nuancless?
Insulting and degrading Trump simply because of the way he articulates the very issues you should be targeting, won’t get you anywhere.
Trump hits it off with people over illegal aliens, foreign policy and the economy. But his positions need tweaking with more specific facts and solutions. I just think he’s better suited as a CEO of the major companies he owns.
Donald Trump and the Republican base of Tea Party voters make the establishment RINOs squirm over their own lack of courage and their constant submission to the DemProg minority. Trump doesn’t have that problem.
Other than Trump’s recent addition to the GOP presidential candidacy, Ted Cruz seems to be the only Republican left with guts. If all goes well he’ll get the nomination and make Scott Walker his running mate.
Note to the GOP, the conservative media, and pundits: If you want to unify the base and get this country back on the Constitutional track, you’re going about it the wrong fucking way.