Friday, May 20, 2016

Huh?

The GOP base has been rightly upset at those elected Republican leaders who have become "squishy" not strong principled conservatives, like they promised they would be, when we voted them into office.  

So, here comes Donald Trump, that many of these same conservative Republicans are now supporting, who has never displayed or spoken out about the conservative principles of constitutional adherence, free trade, small government, and a strong military, etc., before he decided to run for the GOP nomination. 

In fact, Trump has been the ultimate go along to get along [can we all say squishy] businessman, working and donating money to and supporting many liberal Democrats, like Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, etc., in the congress.  He says he did this because he is a businessman, and I guess that is what businessmen are supposed to do, give money to the left, aiding their agenda.  

How do Trump voters explain their support for someone like this?  Most of them will say despite Trump's lack of conservative ideology, that doesn't matter.  What they like about Trump is he "says what is on his mind...damn political correctness""He tells it like it is."  "He is someone who won't pull punches."  "He means what he says and he says what he means."  

Okay.  I get it.  "Telling it like it is" trumps conservative ideology.   

But wait a second.  First we had in January, 2016, a New York Times column in an off-the-record conversation with Trump that inferred that his strong stance on immigration was more flexible than he has indicated.

Then you had Trump's definitive "ban on all Muslim's" entering the U.S., becoming a temporary ban, after widespread criticism.

Then Trump admitted he was softening his position [on the main issue that got him rise in "popularity"] on expanding legal immigration and even on the size of the wall, "that Mexico will pay for."

Then, on March 3, 2016 Trump explaining many of his changing positions said:  "You have to be flexible."

Then, just a couple of days ago, we have an amazing admission by the Trump campaign that all [I said all] of his campaign proposals [i.e., his promises to the American people] are just "flexible suggestions."


Trump "says what he means and means what he says" is flexible
And yet, the same conservative Republicans who don't care that Trump doesn't really hold traditional conservative views, because "he says what he means and he means what he says," still love him despite the fact that he admits he doesn't mean anything he says.

Huh?

2 comments:

Sheralyn said...

I read your post and reread it again. Rereading it didn't make it any easier to acknowledge the truth that you've stated nor did it remove the sadness at the state of our nation (constituents). As you rightly pointed out, "so called conservatives have shown themselves to be what they professed to hate so much about those they have accused of being spineless and without any moral fortitude". It is only when we're tested that the truth is shown and many, many, professed conservatives have shown themselves to be the same liars and sellouts that they've accused many in the congress of being. The fact is that they've repeatedly stated that they wanted someone who would get elected and go to Congress and do what he/she was elected to do by his constituents, but when faced with just that person, they turned their back on him. We've all been frustrated with elected officials who have lied to get into office and then not follow through on the platform that they ran on. It's one thing to be angry, but it's another to be ignorant. Many will say that they're going to show the establishment just how angry they are by electing an outsider or someone that's not a politician, but what they fail to realize is that they'll also be hurting themselves more if they truly are worried about the direction this country is going in. It reminds of something that my mother would say, "they're cutting off their nose to spite their face". This is a lose, lose situation. To say that Donald is not a politician is only half true. Donald is not an elected politician, but he has pimped himself out to any and all politicians what would take his money in return for favors just like the elected politicians in Congress that have sold themselves out to special interest groups or anyone that would help assure their reelection. No only is he a "politician" but he's one with no honor. Many of his supporters and the media like to say that when confronted that Donald will hit back. That's juvenile behavior and shows a lack of self-control and maturity. The name calling and petulant childish behavior has already worn thin even before becoming the Republican nominee.

Pointing out the obvious will not sway those who have decided that Donald is the "one" because they're living in a fool's paradise. When you have to make excuses for your candidate before he's elected, it doesn't bode well for the future. All I can say is, Donald "duck" because it is going to fly when and if he's elected. God save us all!

Big Mike said...

Thanks Mrs. B! Those were great comments. I think I should let you write my blog...you do it better than me. :-)