Behold! I have come out of hibernation, and have decided that it is time to get my write on. It’s been a busy year, and you’d think that it would have been my busiest year ever as far as blogging is concerned, but no– I took a break, that turned into a year-long sabbatical. There was plenty to write about in the realm of the race debate too, but alas, the motivation just wasn’t there for me. So, to the few of you who do follow regularly, I appreciate the support you gave me while I was going strong. Perhaps recent events will reignite that spark I once had.
But on to other things. Let’s talk about Trump, and why he’s a breath of fresh air (GASP!– yes, a breath of fresh air).
Is there a benefit to the discussion on race that I feel Trump is uniquely able to bring to the table? Yes, I do, but let’s look at this with a bigger lens.
Contrary to the nonsense we all got to hear Hillary spout at the DNC Convention last week, the country is not in great shape. It’s not doomsday of course as some contend, but the last decade or so hasn’t been awesome. “Hope and change”, as many predicted, was just a buzzphrase that has fallen flat. From listening to Hillary, one would think that President Obama has been the anointed one that he was proclaimed to be in 2008 and has delivered success from every angle; nothing is wrong, people are making cash, getting jobs, feeding their families, getting that health insurance, and more. The Democrats did everything perfectly while everyone else is on the wrong side of history. Climate change is 100% real and it’s “settled science”, despite nothing ever being settled science. No, of course there was no scandal with regard to conservative organizations and their scrutiny from the IRS, no, the Iran deal was great, no, that wasn’t terrorism that was workplace violence, and of course ISIS is still the JV team! Did you ever notice that when he, and now Hillary, speak of creating “new jobs”, they never talk about all of the jobs that were lost in the process? Did you ever notice that when shit hits the fan, the President had to hear or learn about it from television, or, have his spokesperson tell us that the television is how the White House learns about how it has screwed something up?
You see, people have taken notice of this garbage, and it’s called raw, unadulterated spin. And even more so than Obama, Hillary Clinton is the master of spin. This accounts for only part of Trump’s success so far- the fact that people just cannot bring themselves to like the woman because she’s built her career on meandering streams of bullshit. That is what every Clinton has done to remain powerful, and it’s what the public knows she, as is natural to a Clinton, will do as President.
Donald Trump isn’t a politician- or at least he wasn’t bred to be one. Sure, he’s had to be political in his business work, and as a multi-billionaire businessman he’s also had to do his share of schmoozing with politicians on both sides of the aisle; donating to them, and even identifying as one of them. That is what businesspeople do, so, remind yourselves before posting yet another video on Facebook of Trump talking about his love for the Clintons that no one supporting Trump today really cares. The support for Donald Trump transcends the -R that is currently attached to his name, and the funny part is those of you who hate Trump today hate Republicans anyway, so why even pretend that Trump’s speaking of his former liberal stances is going to somehow enlighten people?
Again– no. one. cares.
The strength behind the support of Donald Trump is significantly drawn from the belief that President Obama has been incredibly weak. And I do not mean the weakest President, or the weakest politician, but as the weakest man. From ridiculous deals with foreign enemies, to ransom payments, to “I only heard about it on the news”, the Obama Administration has taken stances from positions of utter weakness more than any other. Frankly, it’s embarrassing. When Trump says “we don’t win anymore”, it’s not him being brash, it’s an understatement.
Further, much of the nation has felt alienated by the numerous occasions wherein the President has gotten up in front of the nation, with a mic, and has latched on to race-baiting hysteria absent of any evidence. He spoke about Michael Brown but hours after the event unfolded, and a city nearly burned to the ground because of it. We now know that the entire “hands up don’t shoot” charade was a lie, and that forensic evidence and eyewitnesses proved as much. During his first campaign, Michelle Obama spoke of the reality that the President could be shot while walking down the street, just like that, insinuating that this could occur because of the color of his skin. NEVER MIND the fact that the President hails from Chicago, where black men and women are shot and killed every single day and in huge numbers.
Mr. President, you and your wife have enjoyed more “white privilege” than every white man and woman in this country combined. The public didn’t buy your words while you were reacting to a petulant social movement, and they surely don’t appreciate it now that you continue to push such narratives built upon twigs.
These were but a few examples of things that ultimately opened up the door for Trump in 2016. Some say that if Trump wins, he’ll have Hillary Clinton to thank as she’s so unlikeable. On this point I agree, but, there is much to be said of the President’s contribution to the Make America Great Again cause.
However, it’s not as if Trump can just stand there and win himself an election like President Obama basically did in 2012. He can ride the momentum of the failures who have led us for a few terms, and of the legacy of fraud and illegalities that trail behind Hillary Clinton, but he has to make up for the rest of it on his own. And in that sense, Trump delivers.
Yes, Trump has made foolish statements. He’s often said wrong things, and even silly things. Perhaps in the earlier parts of his campaign he himself wasn’t sure if he even stood a chance at getting nominated, but I think it has become very obvious that he’s beginning to wise up to the necessity of surrounding himself with individuals who actually understand that a campaign needs to be organized. Trump might speak fondly of himself at times as this is the image of a man who has in essence lived a life of celebrity, but he’s also shown a spirit of humbleness and a readiness to tackle what will easily be his biggest challenge. His eagerness to give it a shot is apparent, and in that regard people trust that he will seek the advice of competent people to help him build an administration of motivated and good-intentioned, competent people. Your average American doesn’t sit around thinking “Oh boy, I wonder who the President will tap for Secretary of State”, and the same could be said of those who support Trump. The difference between Trump’s supporters and Hillary’s, however, is that Trump has the trust of his people, whereas even the most loyal Clintonite couldn’t tell you, with a straight face, that they would trust she could appoint people to her cabinet sans cronyism, some flavor of a scheme, or even a payoff in exchange for unfettered support for whatever she plans to do. The Clintons have made a career out of straddling legal issues and they’ve escaped unscathed. Even when they explicitly ignore legal restrictions, it doesn’t stop them. Why would it stop now, of all times?
If a Hillary supporter tells you they trust her, they are lying to your face. It’s really that simple. They might vote for her anyway, but everyone knows that unlike Trump supporters who remain hopeful, they, are just plain scared.
It is true that Hillary was always a more center-leaning Democrat, much like her husband. Her step to the left in response to the pressure put on by the Sanders campaign tells you not that she is willing to accept and compromise with those on the left, but that she will literally do anything it takes to take power and keep it. This might make her a successful politician, but it doesn’t connect her to any of the little people. Hillary Clinton would sacrifice her grandchild to Satan if the Presidency was guaranteed. Her potential voters know that the decision to sacrifice them would be that much easier to make.
The support Hillary has received from the President is also something the public sees through, and while the President and Hillary have made things work for the sake of the party lately, what people fail to grasp is the fact that the Obamas and Clintons hate each other. The Clintons are the old school, and the Obamas are the new school. If Obama hadn’t hit the scene until 2016, he could have gotten away with being more like Bernie. If Obama went head-to-head with Clinton for the DNC’s nominations in the 90s, he’d have never stood a chance. Obama knows that a Republican presidency would not only tarnish his work (which would be an improvement on his work, of course), but it would hinder the chances of – now wait, this will be a bold claim, but mark my words on this one- Michelle running for office, if not the Presidency, after Hillary’s stint as the left’s messiah ends. Yes, I said it- President Obama II, right after Clinton II. Write that down.
Donald Trump, despite the speedbumps, tiptoes around all of this nonsense. He isn’t funded by billionaires like Hillary has always been, he doesn’t care about what sounds good or looks good to entirely irrelevant entities (LIKE NORWAY- yes, Norway. Not sorry, Bernie, Norway is an irrelevant nation.). He doesn’t care about the feelings he hurts because he knows that progress as a nation doesn’t depend upon pleasing everyone all the time, and if there is anyone that seems ready to stand up to the establishment, stare it in the face, and tear it down, it is but one Donald J. Trump.
The reformation the Republicans are going through with people taking a noble idea such as the Tea Party and ruining it will happen to the Democrats in five or ten years time when younger “democratic socialists” (not actually a thing) become mainstream. Democrats pretend like they want Republicans to change, but in reality they want them to stay just where they are: disoriented, unfocused, and unwilling to win. In a few years while attempting to maintain a grasp on old-school, “Blue Dog” Democratic ideals, the same schism will hit the Democratic Party.
And this is precisely what we need. For now, Trump satisfies so many question marks and variables. He even appeals to us Libertarians, who hate everything and everyone. As a conservative Libertarian that’s worked in the government sector for close to a decade now, and who admires the role of a limited, republican government, even I can admit that Libertarians are hands down the most annoying people to discuss these matters with. They are unshakeable in their ideals. Everything is a tin foil hat conspiracy, or aliens, and the government listens to all of your phone calls (they never listened to your phone calls, but that’s another story for another time- and by other people!). Donald Trump even manages to appeal to them, despite some very strong gains of late from the Libertarian Party’s nominee for President, Gary Johnson.
Americans are tired of the tip-toeing and the bullshit. They don’t necessarily demand change before some failure occurs, and they don’t even demand that we always “win”. They just want someone to grow a pair and try. They know that Donald Trump isn’t a racist, or a bigot, and that he’s probably employed more minorities and women than Hillary Clinton has ever even thought of minorities and women. They know that he’s going to face questions- tough ones- and do his best to give honest answers. They suspect that he might even apologize if something goes wrong, take responsibility, or perhaps fire those who might be responsible should the situation warrant it- something the current Administration refuses to consider doing. They don’t expect perfection, and they really don’t care. They just want someone to give something new a chance, outside of the influence of political games, interest groups, “charities”, unions, and ridiculous social justice movements.
Progressivism, as always, remains the most influential religion in the United States, and Hillary Clinton is so eager to seize control of the world that she is willing to become the head of its mega church. Progressivism is a cancer, and Donald is the chemo, and even though many people are a little hesitant to admit it to their friends, family, or coworkers, they’re going to support him.
They’re going to support him now, and they’ll support him in November– not just when Donald J. Trump wins and becomes the 45th President of the United States, but when he wins big.
Make America Great Again!