Monday, February 29, 2016

Trump The Wreck

3-1-2016    Trump The Wreck

Trump says the US “looks weak” to the rest of the world, so his prescription...

"When the students poured into Tienanmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak … as being spit on by the rest of the world" – Donald J. Trump

This is coming from a man promising that Republicans who don't vote for him will face some kind of reprisals. The thin-skinned narcissist has already made it known he wants to “open up” libel laws to make it easier to sue people for saying mean things on the internet.

This comes after he vow to shut down parts of the internet to “fight ISIS”. His comments on Apple shows he also believes the government needs to be able to spy on smart phones, all of them.

Now he complains that Iran is buying their missiles from Russia and not from the US.

“They (Iran) just ordered missiles. I didn't know they could buy missiles with their $150 billion. They just ordered missiles from Russia, nothing from the United States...”
Trump has also advocated a policy on terrorism of finding the wives and children of the terrorists and killing them. This is not just evil and immoral, it is an internationally recognized war crime.

Donald Trump is a liberal fascist dictator wanna-be.

If Trump is nominated to lead the Republican Party, there will be irrevocable damage to the party that can never be undone. The conservatives, Christians and others have always maintained an uneasy alliance within the party. His pro-big government interventionist, pro-union, protectionist, vulgar politics will be the new face of the party.

That will be a bridge too far to many people.

A Trump nomination will split the Republican Party. The best scenario for the GOP is that these groups simply sit out the election and Trump loses bad. The worst case scenario is that millions of conservatives and Christians leave he party for good, joining one or more third parties or staying independent instead.

The Constitution Party looks like it would be the best option for disaffected conservatives and Christians. Its platform is similar to the one the GOP pretends to follow. Except that the Constitution Party actually means it.

Right now the Constitution Party is like a small club, controlled by a few people without much money. But the mechanics are in place for a real party to rise up should millions of people flood in. Watching or taking part in a new party rise up to replace the dying Whig Party, I mean Republican Party, would be exciting.

Hopefully Trump is not the nominee and none of this need happen. People should consider what all of this really means when they vote.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Homeless Conservatives...


If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
-- Alexander Hamilton

Donald J Trump represents values directly opposite to that of conservatism and I am not along in being one who would never vote for this man. Not only would I never vote for this person should he be the Republican nominee, I will disavow the party altogether. I can not, in good conscience, belong to the same party that Trump belongs to.

The Republican Party has never been comfortable with conservatives and Christians within its ranks, and have always sought to sideline people like us. 2016 is shaping up to be a watershed year, a year where little light bulbs go on inside a lot of peoples heads. The total awareness that the Republican Party is not the proper home of the conservative movement will hit a lot of people.

The conservative movement has had a lot of pretenders asking for our support, our money and our votes. They mouth the right words on the campaign trail and forget all about their supposed principles once they reach the state or federal capital. The fact that Marco Rubio seriously campaigns as a “conservative” after trying to foist an amnesty bill on the country is a blatant example.

He is far from the only one. We could count on one hand the number of tried and true conservative warriors who fight for us in Washington. Often, though, even the good ones succumb to the temptations of power and corruption over the principles they started with.

Donald Trump started on the left, and is on the left and would “govern” on the left if he somehow becomes President. Only those wishing to be fooled are fooled by this charlatan. Only those blinded by their desires for him to be a whiter, “more electable”, Ted Cruz can fail to see the enormous and horrible baggage the man carries with and within him.

Many of them are so, properly, fed up with Washington DC and the Republican Party that they have put scales over their eyes. They fail to see that a true Constitutional conservative is also running. Instead they ridicule him call him a Cuban or a Canadian an lie about his record. Such people have abandoned any honor or principles they might have had.

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
  • James 1:14-15

If Donald J Trump is chosen as the nominee of the Republican Party, I vow here and now that he will never receive my support nor my vote. I think I can safely assume, due to the many #NeverTrump tags being posted on Facebook and Twitter than I am far from alone in this. The Republican Party was not a good fit in the best of times, today it seems that the Republican is a downright hostile place for any real conservatives. For those of us not blissfully ignorant, not comfortably dumb and not blind to the truth, we must look for a new political home.

For myself, I am taking a good look at the Constitution Party. So far I like what I am seeing.

Ted Cruz vs Donald Trump (No Contest)

February 28, 2016

Since 2008, and even long before, the conservative movement has been longing for another Ronald Reagan. Someone who can represent the best elements that conservatism has, all in one package, and can unite voters from across the right-leaning spectrum.

The conservative movement has not been very successful in breaking through the left-wing media monopoly in this country, or its control of much of the culture, to elect conservative politicians. Instead the Republican Party has tended to discount conservatives and placate them with nothing but talk through election campaigns. We have seen this time and again.

Ted Cruz is the real outsider. Even as a Senator he was far outside the Republican leadership. He had defeated a sitting moderate Republican Senator David Dewhurst, a friend of the establishment.

In 2012, and the election of Ted Cruz, brought a full-spectrum conservative warrior to the United States Senate. His battles and victories in front of the Supreme Court such as his taking a part in the Heller case on gun rights, he helped win a case involving the 10 Commandments (Thomas Van Orden) and also along with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott beat back the World Court and protected American sovereignty while keeping heinous killers locked up in Medellin vs Texas.

This reputation got Ted Cruz past the vicious attacks of Dewhurst and his Texas Conservatives Fund PAC. If only Dewhurst had fought the left as hard as he battled Ted, maybe something different would have happened.

While in the Senate Ted Cruz fought against Barack Obama, the left and even the Republican establishment. He fought lonely battles against ObamaCare and other outrages while the rest f his own party did nothing. Most Republican members of the US Senate do nothing but talk about opposing the left while doing nothing of substance.

He led the charge for tough new immigration laws and battled Marco Rubio and the Gang of 8 that tried to position itself as a “centrist”, middle of the road alternative. Although only a few conservative Senators exist they managed to fight long enough for the American people to see and hear what the Gang of 8 was peddling, otherwise it would have passed before we knew what was really in it.

In fact, the Republican establishment truly hates Ted Cruz more than they hate Barack Obama. The GOP establishment wants to get along with the left, making DC into one big club. It is those few pesky conservatives that keep getting in the way. It is no surprise that establishment Republicans would flock to candidates like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, who get along with Democrats.

Enter Donald J Trump. The billionaire has been a longtime supporter of the left. In fact he has donated to many of the most liberal Democrats. He claims to donate to “both sides” but the facts show he has only donated to liberal Republicans, some of whom have since become Democrats like Charlie Crist in Florida. In fact he only seems to donate to people like McConnell and Boehner when they are challenged from the right in primaries. He is no outsider.

Donald Trump has boasted about buying political favors from politicians. In 2014 he donated to Rahm Emmanuel's mayoral bid who had served as Barack Obama's Chief of Staff, and later received millions in tax breaks from the city.

Donald Trump has boasted about his numerous affairs. After her death he claimed he could have “banged” Princess Diana. In truth, she had found his advances to be quite disturbing. He also once told a journalist he could take his wife away. His present and fourth wife is a former porn model.

On political issues Donald Trump has been all over the map, often changing positions completely in a single day. Even his signature, ever-morphing, proposal to expel illegal immigrants and build a wall along the southern border rings hollow when one reads the fine print where he promises to let the “good ones” back in. his first position on Syrian refugees was to let them come to America but within a short time this had changed to being a very anti-refugee position.

Donald Trump is clearly still a liberal. His first instinct on every issue has been liberal. What comes afterward is all political expediency. Even his rallying cry of being an outsider has morphed to being a deal-maker who can negotiate with the Democrats and “get things done”.

This is exactly the attitude of the establishment.