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.

#neverhillary

33 comments:

Zelda said...

Trump is losing to Hillary Clinton nationally. This is the Hillary Clinton who makes Tammany Hall look like a bunch of choir boys. He is the one person on earth whose unfavorables are higher than hers. This election should have been in the bag, and suddenly we're saddled with a bombastic, inconsistent, multi-divorced, instinctively liberal reality tv star. But he must have some kind of skill because he's just managed to convince a significant number of Republicans to go to Trump University.

Haverwilde said...

So Zelda, who are you voting for?

CrabbyOldMan said...

I say again that Trump was not my first choice. A candidate that exactly reflects my (very right) preferences would not have enough of a following to be electable. I am skeptical of the belief that Trump would loose to Hillary nationally.

Re: "...he must have some kind of skill..." echos what several whose opinions I value have said, that is, "he sure fooled all of us".

The fact that Trump is being criticized by both the right and the left suggest to me that he may be building a coalition of the middle 60% that would exclude the far left and far right.

Recent events suggest that the Democrat's disunity is a mirror image of the Republican's. If so, that is a huge opportunity for Trump, and a middle of the road coalition would be good for the country.

I will just have to wait and see.

T. Paine said...

Hillary honestly belongs in jail for all of her transgressions, including her transfer of highly classified information over her home-brew server which has endangered our national security and intelligence assets. Even if the FBI puts forth an indictment against her though, I have no illusions that Obama’s Justice Department will ignore it. (After all, Obama was complicit with the Iran and Benghazi debacles at a minimum, and he knows Hillary would take him down with her.)

Trump, while perhaps better than Hillary due to a lack of known criminality, is an absolute leftist in GOP-clothing. He makes Romney blanche with his timely flip-flop conversions to conservatism. Some of his comments are exceptionally frightening such as his comments that military members will follow his orders, even regarding "illegal" torture because they like and respect him. He sounds very much like an over-zealous authoritarian. Frankly we do not need another narcissistic leftist authoritarian that is willing to make deals with whomever can help him get his own agenda completed.

The only thing Trump has going for him, assuming he keeps his word, is that he will indeed curtail illegal immigration and would hopefully appoint more conservative-minded nominees to the Supreme Court… maybe.

Frankly if the two best choices that our major political parties have to offer are Hillary and Trump, then our nation is already beyond saving, I fear.

Zelda said...

Haverwilde - I don't know yet. Probably the Libertarian. It won't matter in Texas anyway. Everyone's going to vote straight Republican.

rbb said...

Just how much more of our money is gop going to waste chasing the Ben Gazzi ghost?

The goofball Ben Gazzi gop attack "leader", Trey Gowdy, has already told Fox Fans that nothing could have been done.

"Whether or not they could have gotten there in time, I don’t think there is any issue with respect to that, they couldn’t"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GsXrZSyIj0

It's over. Give up. You lose, again.

T. Paine said...

You are right RBB. The next time I see a kid drowning in the middle of the lake, I'll just realize that I probably cannot get to him in time and figure that I should just let him drown.

What an asinine response, sir. Further, we absolutely could have gotten our people there in time, according to numerous knowledgeable military experts. They were told to stand down and not make the attempt. I still ponder why that order was given.

Further, there were hundreds of requests for additional security there. Not two or three. Not dozens... HUNDREDS! We still don't even know where the hell our commander in chief even was that evening as the attack was unfolding. He sure as hell wasn't monitoring events in the situation room as an act of war unfolded.

The fact that Hillary told the families of the victims that the attack was due to an internet video that nobody had ever seen and then told Chelsea and the Egyptian PM that it was a terrorist attack at the same time just further tells of her duplicity.

Hillary belongs in jail for many things, especially for effectively accepting bribes in the form of speaking engagements for her beloved hubby via the Clinton Foundation with foreign nationals and businesses that had business in front of the State Department. If this had been Condi Rice doing this, the Democrats would have been calling for her imprisonment and rightfully so. I guess if you are a Democrat though, the rules don't apply to you. Just look at Bill's national security adviser, Sandy Berger, stuffing classified documents into his pants and trying to exit the building with these unflattering documents.

Believe me... I am sick of both parties and am demanding that any wrong doing and law breaking regardless of whether the son of a bitch doing it has a "D" or a "R" beside his name, should be prosecuted and imprisoned for doing so.

If you are willing to accept unconstitutional behavior, RBB, then it isn't just me that "loses", as you suggest. It is We The People. We all need to hold our elected officials accountable and stop putting these corrupt and worm-ridden parties above the good of our country. If you disagree, then YOU have already lost, sir, and are a part of the problem.

rbb said...

_"What an asinine response, sir. Further, we absolutely could have gotten our people there in time"-

Not according to the gop in charge of harassing Clinton who said on your Fox thing:

"Whether or not they could have gotten there in time, I don’t think there is any issue with respect to that, they couldn’t"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GsXrZSyIj0

But do go on.

CrabbyOldMan said...

Ah, T. Paine, have you noticed that the bilge has no mention of who created the mess in Libya in the first place? Dwelling on the minutia instead avoids that awkward aspect for the reliable blatherer.

rbb said...

Crabs, did you notice who has mentioned the mess in Libya?

ALa said...

Z- Pretty sure Trump and Hillary are in a virtual tie in the polls --and that's with the Dems and Repubs piling on Trump for 9 months and barely a negative thing at all against Hillary...

Bram said...

Social issues are secondary to me every time around. If the federal government had not exploded way beyond it's Constitutional bounds, they would never be relevant to anyone because the Feds would have no impact on your lives.

I can hope Trump is serous about being frugal with tax money and willing to fight the federal bureaucracies and unions. Paul was my first choice, Cruz seemed like the only other conservative running.

Zelda said...

ALa - She's beating him pretty handily in most of the swing states, and I don't think Trump will make it up. But she's a terrible candidate and I've been surprised before.

Benghazi is possibly the most shameful episode of Hillary Clinton's disgusting career. She lied to the parents of the troops who were killed, she didn't grant extra security to Christ Stevens who asked repeatedly, and she hasn't been forthcoming with evidence that she was legally supposed to turn over because she didn't want anyone to find out about her illegal private server.

If you watched her at the hearings, instead of reading some bullshit Clinton apologist website, she lied and covered up repeatedly and has absolutely no interest in finding out who was responsible for any of it.

The entire Obama administration is a joke. They never had any idea what they were doing, and their first instinct is to lie even when there is no need.

My willingness to vote for Trump will depend heavily on how brutally he attacks her for this because she deserves it and then some.

T. Paine said...

Zelda, very well said. I am in complete agreement, except for your final sentence. I am not sure I can ever pull the lever for Trump. We will see though.

Zelda said...

If I vote for Trump it will be me putting my trust in people like ALa who I respect. He goes against every instinct I have and I might actually puke.

T. Paine said...

Zelda, I'm right there with you again!

Bram said...

Zelda - don't be too sure about those swing states. She's leading the most anti-2A campaign ever right now. Those ads are going to write themselves in the fall - just like her "putting coal-miners out of work" bumble.

rbb said...

Enter Donald Trump, or enter the other Donald Trump.

“Eminent domain is wonderful.” (Fox News, October 6, 2015)
“I don’t like eminent domain.” (Breitbart News, November 5, 2015)

Your Donald bounces more than a pair of silicone bags stuffed into a blonde's chest.

CrabbyOldman said...

Reliably Blathers Bilge is just too witty for me!

So witty in fact, that I am too discouraged to make even a partial list of all the flip flops and outright lies in which Jug Ears, the Scarecrow and the Wicked Witch of the West have been caught.

Haverwilde said...

Crabby, Ridiculous Bullshit Bile has the mind of an oyster, clamped tight, ignorant and slimy.

When it comes to Eminent Domain, I too am on both sides. It is an absolutely necessary tool for governments that want to build hospitals and airports, widen roads and construct new roads, etc.
However, I am very much opposed to it when it is used by governments to give a crony capitalist an unfair advantage in negotiations, and reward the unscrupulous with a financial windfall (such as what jug-ears did with all his green energy bundlers.)
Jug-ears and the his wealthy consorts should all be tried, convicted, and shot, preferably all in one day.

rbb said...

Your man is leaving skid marks all over the map.

“My motto is ‘Hire the best people, and don’t trust them.’”
(Trump: Think Big, 2007)

“Surround yourself with people you can trust.”
(Trump: How to Get Rich, 2004)

CrabbyOldMan said...

Haverwilde!
STOP insulting oysters!

Freemom said...

Freemom will vote for Trump. He was like 15th on my list - but I like it that he is brash, politically inforrect and calls it like he sees it. He has not thought through many issues - but I think he will now. I am going to suggest that he take a little time from Twitter to complete the free online Hillsdale College Course on the Constitution. I think he would be a quick study if he put his mind to it.

rbb said...

Your Donald sure is a quick study.
He believes climate change is a hoax except where it is impacting his Irish golf course being impacted by climate change.

Trump acknowledges climate change — at his golf course

...He has called it “a total hoax,” “bullshit” and “pseudoscience.”

...The New York billionaire is applying for permission to erect a coastal protection works to prevent erosion at his seaside golf resort

...A permit application for the wall, filed by Trump International Golf Links Ireland and reviewed by POLITICO, explicitly cites global warming and its consequences — increased erosion due to rising sea levels and extreme weather this century — as a chief justification for building the structure.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/donald-trump-climate-change-golf-course-223436

rbb said...

Even more quick study Trumps also too

"I don’t want to have guns in classrooms. Although in some cases, teachers should have guns in classrooms."
http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/05/22/trump-im-advocating-guns-classrooms-im-just-advocating-guns-classrooms-sometimes/

“We’re getting rid of gun-free zones, OK?”
(Most of your Donald's properties are gun free zones, OK?) http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/280723-trump-vows-to-end-gun-free-zones

CrabbyOldMan said...

Freemom:
I am glad to see your post.
"but I like it that he is brash, politically inforrect and calls it like he sees it."
Me too!

rbb said...

gop's great white man hope, Don T., speaking about President Clinton, called it like he saw it:

“The best thing he has going is the fact that the economy’s doing great,” Trump said. “I’ve never seen anything like it. You know, they talked about the ’80s were good. The ’90s are better. I mean, the ’90s are really much better.”

When asked about his possible presidential ambitions the great white man hope called it like he saw it:

"Can you imagine how controversial that’d be? You think about him with the women. How about me with the women? Can you imagine?"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/05/24/trumps-flip-flop-on-whether-the-bill-clinton-sex-scandals-are-important/

rbb said...

***He (your great white man hope, Donny) praised Clinton’s handling of the economy, saying it was doing better than under Ronald Reagan.

“The best thing he has going is the fact that the economy’s doing great,” Trump said. “I’ve never seen anything like it. You know, they talked about the ’80s were good. The ’90s are better. I mean, the ’90s are really much better.”

Trump also expressed sympathy for Clinton’s plight, saying it was “embarrassing” and that he should have just refused to answer questions about his sex life.

“I’m not even sure that he shouldn’t have just gone in and taken the Fifth Amendment and said, ‘Look, I don’t get along with this man, [independent prosecutor Kenneth] Starr. He’s after me. He’s a Republican. He’s this, he’s that,’ and, you know, just taken the Fifth Amendment. It’s a terrible thing for a president to take the Fifth Amendment, but he probably should have done it. I don’t think he could have done any worse than what’s happened.”

Trump also attacked Paula Jones, who had sued Clinton, alleging sexual harassment: “Paula Jones is a loser,

TRUMP: Can you imagine how controversial that’d be? You think about him with the women. How about me with the women? Can you imagine …***

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/05/24/trumps-flip-flop-on-whether-the-bill-clinton-sex-scandals-are-important/

Oh look, here's the Don, Hill and Bill:
http://www.people.com/article/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-wedding-photo

Zelda said...

Rbb, you sound insane when your alternative is Hillary Clinton, criminal and rape enabler.

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