By Nancy Thorner and Elvira Hasty -
The following comes from a recent article by Timm Amundson on The Federalist:
“Trump is usually rude and obnoxious. His demeanor can be arrogant and dismissive. At times, he comports himself as reckless and willing to lash out prematurely, prior to fully understanding all of the facts at hand. To put it simply, he is a wrecking ball.”
While a Trump supporter, Mr. Amundson apparently felt he first had to apologize to his “conservative elitist friends.” Does this sounds similar to other articles you'd read about “conservatives” who dare support Donald Trump? How sad that maintaining political correctness has become the expected standard of operation.
Since every human being is sinful and harbors many faults, the same tone exhibited in the opening paragraph could apply to most individuals. Why then is it that only Donald Trump deserves this hate-filled treatment, not only from organizations whose purpose it is to destroy the Trump candidacy, but also among those who call the shots within the Republican establishment?
Did we encounter this during the administration of Bill Clinton? There is no need to remind those who lived through the Clinton years of his vulgarity? And what about the vulgarity exhibited by the Republican establishment. Under the pretense of listening to conservatives, the establishment enthusiastically endorsed John McCain and Mitt Romney in the last two presidential elections? Or of the recent vulgarity shown by the GOP establishment through constant threats of a brokered convention, aimed at suppressing the voice of the Party’s base? It all depends on what the meaning of vulgarity is? Right?
Americans should welcome a Trump presidency with open arms, not only for what he can accomplish, but also for replacing the vulgarity of the Obama family with the classy Trump family. CNN presented an hour-long town hall meeting on Wednesday night, April 12, highlighting Donald Trump, the man, and his outstanding family. It would be an astonishing transformation and welcomed in every corner of the world.
Religious individuals accept Donald Trump for his flaws, just as God accepts Christians and others, for we all have flaws. We have never heard bad words from Mr. Trump. The accusation of vulgarity comes from privileged elitists who have no respect for working people in places like Queens and Brooklyn where Trump was raised. As his son Donald Jr. has said: Donald Trump is a blue collar billionaire.
Donald J. Trump recognizes that those who make this country run are working class Americans. As a young man, Trump worked alongside construction workers. He learned more from the working men and women than most congressmen have the opportunity to ever do. Trump knows the working class and respects workers as individuals, unlike politicians who see them as an expendable collective mass who can be replaced by foreigners at lesser salaries in order to please fat-cat Republican Party donors. Trump would end their gravy train!
Truth be told, it is not “vulgarity” that the GOP establishment and the media actually care about; it is the way Donald Trump’s honesty has damaged their political correct speeches, coupled with their lack of transparency in dealing with legislation. No more hiding behind “reaching out to Hispanics” (code phrase for welfare to illegals); no more hiding behind the “race card” that continues to hurt Black Americans living in Democratic cities; no more hiding behind the “feminist card” of being offended when a woman is not strong enough to face competition; no more hiding behind the “islamophobia charge” for wanting to vet Muslim immigrants; no more hiding behind “DREAM” for the Mexican children crossing the border illegally. It will all end!
Donald Trump talks plainly and directly; he lets everyone know exactly what he thinks and what he’ll do to make America great again. And none of it includes the old politicians, the media, the lobbyists, the DC insiders. Finally the American people found a true patriot who is willing to sacrifice in order to stop the corruption of the D.C. bureaucracy. Welcome Donald Trump! We’ve been waiting almost three decades.
For those who continue the mantra that Mr. Trump is not conservative, whatever it means these days, let me enumerate his position on our most pressing issues:
- Against illegal invasion of our country by securing the border building a WALL that Mexico will pay for.
- No amnesty. No sanctuary cities.
- Building a strong defense, with a feared military capacity.
- Support and help for our veterans, ending years of mistreatment.
- Support for our law enforcement agencies, such as the police and ICE.
- Stop the acceptance of Muslim immigrants until a time when we have a better understanding of the problem. Best to build a safe zone in their countries.
- Destroy ISIS and fight radical Islam
- Rebuild our country infrastructure.
- Re-think and re-negotiate NATO and the expense of having our military all over the world.
- Reduce our over $19 Trillion debt.
- Eliminate waste by closing or reducing certain departments like Education.
- Reduce taxes for the low income and middle class Americans.
- Reduce regulations for businesses.
- Eliminate Common Core and make education local.
- Defend the Second Amendment.
- Repeal and replace Obamacare with private plans.
- Negotiate trade deals that are fair and take our country into account first.
- Bring jobs from overseas.
- Pro-life and support for our religious freedom rights.
- Become energy independent by exploiting all sources of energy production.
Which part of the above is not conservative? But if the positions listed above are not conservative, then Thorner and Hasty cannot claim to be conservatives, yet at the same time stand in support of Trump. We need to stop labeling ourselves Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, and start by being American first.
Cruz supporters and others who genuinely hate Trump, continue to repeat that Trump is not serious about these positions because he once was “a Democrat.” First, take a look at the table below that shows his political donations since 1989; keeping in mind that business people always give these donations to both parties.
Trump’s political contributions
Second, why is Trump being deceitful now, having been a businessman before his recent move to the political arena, while Cruz is perceived as the truth-teller after having served only a few years in the Senate? What is the Cruz Senate record? Ted Cruz voted in favor of amnesty; never proposed building a wall; voted for a very large increase of H-1B visas; favored neoconservatives in war expansions; never intervened for our veterans; and wrote with Paul Ryan an op-ed in WSJ in favor of TPP legislation. Lately in his campaigning, Cruz seems to have changed his mind on several issues.
Donald Trump, unlike Ted Cruz, has already accomplished much in life. It cannot be disputed that Trump has built an excellent and successful business empire, but more importantly, he has raised incredibly bright, talented, articulate children who seemingly have good moral values. By their fruits, you shall know them!
The next hurdle we must face is the nasty battle between Trump and Cruz, which is also causing friends to disagree and take offense. Our enemies delight in seeing our “soft spots” exposed, making it easier for them to push through their radical agenda.
May we not forget that whether we are firmly planted on the side of the Cruz or Trump camp, either one would be so much better for America than either Socialist Sanders or Hillary, who has left a long trail of terrible mistakes in her quest for power.