I have to admit, the Donald Trump candidacy for president has forced a very dynamic opinion of this prospect for me. Initially, I was like many, both left and right, who thought Trump was doing a very Trump-like thing to garner some attention, ratings, eventual television appearances and frankly to suffice a rich man’s ego by running for president. And his initial “rise” in the polls wasn’t really a big surprise; I remember Herman Cain made us believe that governing could be as easy as making pizza just a few short years ago. But to be honest, simplifying the government is a wonderful prospect and noble effort; it’s just that Cain wasn’t the man to do it. He didn’t have what I’m beginning to see Trump might actually have; that is actual tenacity when dealing with liberals. Not to mention the myriad of reasons I’d vote for Trump if only to watch liberals pull out as much hair as us conservatives have the past seven years. Nonetheless, here’s a few reasons liberals hate him…in other words…reasons to vote Trump:
1. The Liberals think he’s a racist and he’s not. Trump is and can be accused of being a lot of things, but I’m certain that racist is not one of them. A brash man, a man who likes to be sucked up to, but he’s not a racist man. Yet liberals and their media mouthpieces will latch on to this notion of racism because they refuse to speak in terms that are logical; lest they be scared of offending. To say that there is a problem with illegal Mexicans and Hispanics in general crossing the southern border, and to further the notion that some who will are not doing so with wonderful intent, is a pretty logical observation. To point out that blacks are not killed by white police officers in epidemic proportion but rather the bigger problem to solve is black on black crime, is also fairly pragmatic. To shed light on the fact that certain factions of Muslims, even some right here in America, have murderous intent and should be watched, is very practical. It’s just that liberals only speak in poetic terms as white Democrats hide behind the appearance of nobility and hand out government subsidies to shield what is the more appalling position; keeping poor folks believing they have no chance but through government and that only politicians have the knowledge to tell us what is right and what is wrong.
2. The Liberals think he hates women. Look, he doesn’t hate women. Bill Clinton hates women. I actually think Trump loves women, as witnessed by his model wives and girlfriends of past (That’s sarcasm). Unlike Clinton, he’s not been accused of rape and sexual assault. Trump is a sarcastic man who only really dislikes Rosie O’Donnell. And that I will not hold against him.
3. The Liberals don’t like that he stands up to the media. For eons, Republican voters have been frustrated by the lack of spine that is shown by Republican candidates and office holders. This angst, from what I gather, dates back much further than my own era of political cognizance. The exception being the great Ronald Reagan of course. But time and again, Republicans back down from liberal pressure because they’re afraid of what they will be branded. The ability to escape life altering scrutiny by Democrat politicians and liberal media figures, when they themselves utter the most offensive rhetoric, has baffled almost everyone who pays attention. Harry Reid, Democrat Nevada, invokes the term “negro dialect” when speaking of the candidate for president, Barak Obama, and he’s still in office and leader of the Dems in the Senate. A number of years ago, Republican Senator Trent Lott spoke in vague terms about “problems” that may not exist if Strom Thurmond, a former Dixiecrat candidate, were elected in 1949. A simple utterance of nice words to a very old, retiring Southern politician, with no direct mention of his recanted stance on Civil Rights; and yet Lott is forced to quit the Senate because his words got misconstrued intentionally.
The double standard over the years has been palpable. Trump has now come in and laid a blueprint for how to disregard the liberal media, the Democrats and even his “fellow” Republicans for saying things that need to be said. And for defending himself when he’s attacked for things he says. He’s been nowhere near as controversial as Democrat politicians have with their sly racist actions and remarks, and yet he’s being branded a racist, homophobe, chauvinist and a “fake” Republican. To see candidates like Jeb Bush, the ultimate “establishment” Republican, trying to take down Trump is laughable. The appearance of nobility by means of government assistance has given Democrat politicians a shield around their verbal shortcomings. And Republicans have always been scared to point this out. Trump is simply stating what’s obvious, even though his sentences can sometimes be easily contorted by those whose existence is based on how much of other people’s money they can either give away or suck up. Myself, I love what he’s done to both the liberal media and the Democrats. The hope would be other Republicans follow the lead and don’t back down when speaking hard truths.
Trump understands better than almost any politician, Republican or Democrat, that people are capable of becoming successful on their own. Though perhaps not to the level of hotel ownership, but people can become successful enough not to depend on someone else for the basics in life. He doesn’t believe in the hyperbole of political correctness nor does he subscribe to the belief that people cannot do for themselves. And when he sees what all of us plainly see, though some too scared to verbalize, he says it; albeit sometimes in not the most elegant way. But I, for one, won’t dock him any points for a lack of elegance, for it’s walking on eggshells which is what the Republicans have been doing for so long.
Trump has a simple message. He’s not a politician and he’s not a bureaucrat. Though we’ve seen this ride before, most recently with the aforementioned Herman Cain, Trump is different. Cain , as the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, made some economic sense as he simplified government procedure down to the art of making pizza. What he lacked was his ability to tell those in the media where they can go when they question his ideas and ridicule his person because they believe only academic elites can comprehend the People’s Government; not every day, successful, Americans. Even Ross Perot, who was the ultimate “outsider,” oozed logic when talking about simplifying government, but he too fell prey to being branded by the media. Too bad it didn’t happen earlier, before he was a viable candidate, then we would never have had to deal with Clinton.
There is nothing that says experience in “political procedure” is a must when choosing a president. The government has frankly suffered under that notion for far too long now. Service in government is not seen to be as much a privilege anymore as it is a “burden” for those who have walked the path of law school and elections. Most candidates make me feel like we should be thanking them. Trump makes me feel like he’s thanking America for the opportunity to run. I’d like to see what a “non-politician” can do and Trump may or may not be the one to do it.
I’m not so naive that I don’t see who or what Trump is in the eyes of the media. I get it….he’s a “reality t.v.” guy. But he’s arguably more successful than most presidents have been. I also understand he is sometimes too impulsive and brazen. And that does worry me a little when dealing with military strategy and foreign affairs in general. But juxtaposed to Obama’s arrogance and aloofness, Trump will look more like the type of President the United States ought to have. I may not ultimately vote for him, but I certainly would.