In this presidential election cycle, I’m for Ted Cruz. Nevertheless, I understand full well the appeal of Donald Trump, and how his candidacy has been created by the serial spinelessness, foolishness, and unfaithfulness of Republican Party national leaders. Even more than his specific stance against open borders, an American wage killer and Democrat vote generator loved by the elites in both major parties, it is Trump’s projection of strength that has propelled his rise. He refuses to apologize for American success and traditional American sensibilities. He lets no one kick sand in his face. Imagine, for example, if Democrat operative Candy Crowley, masquerading as a TV debate “journalist,” improperly intervened in a presidential candidate debate, with misinformation to boot, to protect Obama against Trump. Unlike the weak Romney, Trump would have ripped her apart. But she would have known his strength beforehand, and wouldn’t even have tried. As the saying goes, weakness is a provocation.
Now some kook allegedly in the KKK, which historically has been the militant wing of the Democrat Party and whose notable leaders through the years have all been Democrats, supposedly “endorsed” Trump. Thus the liberal media is all atwitter demanding that Trump say nasty things about the KKK. The tactic is obvious – make an association between the KKK and the Republican Party in the minds of fools and the foolable, and keep peppering Trump, and other Republican candidates, with this “issue” as a distraction and a smear. No one really thinks Donald Trump cares about the handful of Democrats in what’s left of the KKK. But new Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, perhaps the greatest and fastest political disappointment in a generation and BFF with the nasty, open-border Hispanic racist politician Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, taking his cue from Democrats now demands Trump and other Republicans denounce all bigoted groups, as if Republicans were somehow connected with them and responsible for them. One of Trump’s most appealing characteristics is that he aggressively rejects biased premises. Here, the Democrat smear is that many Republicans are crypto-bigots, so their leaders must publicly denounce any and all bigots; Trump rejects the premise, while Ryan accepts it. Ryan is a foolish man, and a lousy retail politician. Challenge Trump on issues and on character, not with smears – it just makes him more sympathetic and stronger. Next Ryan will demand Trump denounce Adolph Hitler (who in reality was a socialist). If Ryan was this forceful with his Democrat buddies the Republican Party wouldn’t be in the mess it’s now in. The end result of all this Democrat-driven nonsense is more votes for Trump.
Seeing the Democrats about to nominate Hillary Clinton, patently the most corrupt major politician in American history, whose party has weaponized government against conservatives, makes me despair for the Republic. Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. If the American experiment devolves and the era of the strongman is upon us, I certainly would prefer Trump to Clinton, any time and place.