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July 28, 2016

If Donald Trump wins the presidency in November, I will literally fall to my knees and weep with relief.

I’m not proud of that. I hate feeling propelled, rather like a cat in heat, by a toxic cocktail of shallow novelty-seeking and primitive tribalism.
As a conscientious, civic-minded reason to cheer a presidential wannabe, “He annoys all the right people” ranks somewhere between “It’s just time for a change” and “This’ll teach the bastards a lesson.” I know. But 15 years after September 11—and however long it’s been since O.J., and since “global warming” became a “thing”—I just can’t cope. And drinking’s not an option. The Tepid Trumper - Taki's Magazine

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 28, 2016 10:01 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Generally I like Kathy, but after reading that article I just hope that when she takes her dose of medicine the blasted spoon is shoved down her throat as well. The g-d bleating about "wah! wah! wah! Trump is so bad on this, Trump is so bad on this! wah! wah! wah! I won't get cheap crap at Coastco! wah! wah! Those jobs were awful! wah! wah!" just caused me to grind my teeth hard. Yeah, you don't like him, I got it.

Now, tell me, where the heck are you going to find anyone that has even come near him in articulating what the problems are? Who even has uttered anything that sounds like a solution and not a hymn to ideological conformity no matter what the ideology is?

Are the Libertarians going to come up with it? Oh don't make me laugh. The Libertarians run their mouths and now that they are getting their pot they are done for.

The Democrats? They're running the worst part of all of this with the hope that they will remain as lords over the masses.

The Republicans? They are content to be the Democrats' henchmen.

When someone comes up with a better answer and candidate right now, for 2016, then let me hear it. Until then shove the bellyaching and self-righteous twaddle firm and hard into a dark, warm, personal space.

Yours,
Mikey NTH

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 28, 2016 11:35 AM

Mikey,

That says it for me, too.

If it weren't for The Donald, illegal immigration would be on the back burner, and every candidate would be competing with the others to offer more free taxpayer loot to the illegals flooding in.

Oh, and also "Amnesty!" Without Trump they would be promising that they'd all give blanket amnesty to any citizen of a foreign country (but not of the U.S.) who joins the tsunami of illegals pouring in by the millions. Only the presence of Donald Trump in the race makes them STFU about "Amnesty!!"

But the trial balloons are already being launched. Hillary, who holds a permanent, re-usable Get Out Of Jail Free card with no expiration date, has now unleashed her VP pick to promise us that 'within the first 100 days' every "undocumented" fence-jumper will get the equivalent of a Green Card — the Holy Grail of every illegal.

In any election, the #1 priority for voters is: which one would be better for me? And which one would be worse?

The older I get, the more things like integrity, and honesty, and personal ethics matter. It's certain that the DNC spent many $millions digging through Trump's background with a fine-toothed comb looking for dirt, or better yet, lawbreaking. But they were sadly disappointed.

One interesting thing is that people from Trump's past — those who really know the guy — haven't come pouring out of the woodwork like the DNC expected. In fact, there's no one credible who says anything negative, with one or two self-serving exceptions, and they're always lacking any corroboration, like witnesses or documents.

And we can be sure that interested parties like the DNC, Soros, and others have communicated some very lucrative offers to Trump's children, relatives, business associates, co-workers, etc., for a 'tell all' book: "Just give us a few starting points, and our ghost writer will take it from there."

But no one close to Trump seems to be interested. That would indicate that Donald Trump inspires some pretty strong loyalty — and you don't get that by double-crossing people, or being the 'liar' that Camp Hillary always uses as projection.

If folks are still able to think critically, which means trying to take the emotion out of it, they can start to become immune to the name-calling. And without the name-calling, the DNC hasn't found any effective talking points. On the other hand, Hillary is carrying around tons of baggage.

So, what will it be? A somewhat bombastic, but obviously successful 'Maker'? Or someone who's always been a 'Taker', living off the public, and who is so special now that the FBI refuses to do its sworn duty?

I think we're coming to what Andy Grove called an "inflection point."

Posted by: Smokey [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 28, 2016 9:12 PM

"And drinking’s not an option."

I hope that is an extremely localized situation, because I am going to need several on Election Night.

Posted by: DaveR [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 30, 2016 10:52 AM

If Mr. Trump does half of what he promises, he'll be a great President.
Mrs. Clinton, on the other hand, will be so bad she'll make Obama look good by comparison.

Posted by: Speller [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 31, 2016 12:51 AM

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