Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Social Issues Secondary This Time Around
So, I keep wondering why I am not tortured about pulling the lever for Trump like so many of my Conservative brethren. Hell, far from tortured...I voted for him in the primary. It's odd because I know for a fact that I am much more Conservative than many of these tortured souls. So I've been trying to put my finger on what it is about the Donald that makes me feel an ease in voting for him.
Out of the primary gate, my first choice was Rand Paul. However, that was pretty short lived.
To me, the Libertarian Party is like that hot guy you meet that dresses well and seems so perfect--and then you find out he's a little non-committal on ideas you feel should be a matter of steadfast morals, and then you find out he's a crier. Kind words, movies, cards...cries at the drop of a hat. Unacceptable (to me).
Like the Libertarian party in general, Rand was a little too wussy for me. The vaccine thing didn't help matters either.
So, about the time Rand was letting me down, The Man and I went to see Ann Coulter on her "Adios America" book tour and the statistics about jobs and crime due to illegals was staggering. Her contention --if the Dems allow the never ending influx of illegals it will change the entire voter base making it impossible for a Republican to win the Oval Office (and the SCOTUS implications of that). It was right then and there that I decided that for the first election in my life I would put aside all social issues that were important to me and vote purely on a candidate's response to illegal (and legal to an extent) immigration.
Enter Donald Trump.
The two things crippling our country right now are illegal immigration (please read Coulter's book) and political correctness. Earlier this year one of my boys was harassed for months because he had the audacity to imply Caitlyn Jenner might not actually be a woman. I am talking threats of being beat up! I was just reading that a new study showed that this generation is the MOST POLITICALLY CORRECT in the history of the nation. It needs to stop. We need someone that has the balls to stand up to it.
Enter Donald Trump.
Here's the thing. No other choice was viable for me. ALL of the primary candidates were play-dough soft on immigration until Trump escalated the conversation. Regardless of what many of his fans think, Cruz could NEVER win the White House and his new statement saying he wouldn't want to be on SCOTUS makes me think he wasn't as smart as his resume purported. Even if Trump appoints a right leaning moderate to SCOTUS that comes far from filling Scalia's shoes --that person will still be FORTY MILLION times better than anyone Shrillary would appoint.