Hello my dear reader(s)!
I apologize for my extended absence. Last month was a tough one. I was very busy, and for the last week and a half or so, I was very sick. Now, in relative terms I was not very sick because you all know I have been a lot sicker, but it is hard to type quality posts when you’re hacking up a lung. I did have a little health scare during this time, and there will be some things that I have to go through a bit later that won’t be fun, but fortunately, this doesn’t seem to be anything major to worry about. Hooray! But this post isn’t about my absence. It is about Donald Trump.
As many reader(s) of this here blog-type-thing may know, I am pretty liberal. And for months, the rise of Donald Trump and his supporters have been one of my fellow liberal(s) biggest fears. It is understandable. The things this person says in public should be alarming to any person with a knowledge of history and civics. BUT…Donald Trump is not the scary one.
Now, I am not saying the prospect of a President Trump isn’t something to be scared of. What I am saying, is that Ted Cruz, as a Dominionist, should be much more frightening to anyone who believes the Constitution is the supreme law of the land as opposed to the bible. Donald Trump will say any horrible thing to get elected. Ted Cruz actually believes those horrible things.
Ted Cruz has shown that he will do everything in his power to get his way. When he shut down the government and cost the economy billions of dollars, he did so because he did not have the votes to overturn a law he didn’t like. When he is an executive, he will do the same thing.
Donald Trump on the other hand, wants to be seen as someone who gets the country “a good deal”. He will not hold the country hostage. His brand relies on his businessman persona and his crude negotiating ability. This is key. The man will say anything, while making deals in a back room. The damage done by Trump is already done, to our standing around the world. We look like clowns because we are willing to vote for someone willing to spew this hateful rhetoric. I sincerely disbelieve his hateful policies will come to pass if elected. Not that I am pro-Trump. In fact, just for what he has been willing to say so far, he should be kept from office. As should Ted Cruz.
He isn’t our problem right now. In fact, he is our friend. Because the Republicans are scared to death of him. They are lining up to attack him. He will likely have a majority of delegates when they get to the convention if he doesn’t win the nomination outright. At that point, Republicans are already openly saying they will try to beat him at a contested convention. Trump supporters will see that move as ignoring the will of the voters. The party cannot recover from a split like that by the fall. Mitt Romney’s speech a few minutes ago is going to be seen as establishment verses party outsiders, which can only benefit Donald Trump who is running as an outsider and attracting voters who feel they have been betrayed by the establishment. Some Republicans have even been heard saying off the record they will run a third-party candidate if Trump gets the nomination, just to deny him the election.
This is a gift to liberals. Trump and the opposition to him are splitting the Republican party right before our eyes. The monster they have created with their slimy rhetoric and southern strategies is coming back at them. The longer this goes on, the better chance there will not be a Republican candidate getting elected.
Yet, as usual, liberals cannot keep their mouths shut about their principles. They hear and see the awful sideshow the Republican party has brought upon themselves and feel they must attack Donald Trump while he is still benefiting us. We liberals have no brain for political strategy. Liberals are worried about the world looking at Americans like they’ve gone insane, and feel the need to stop him early. But we have looked insane in the eyes of the world for years now. And liberals have a chance to sit by and let the world think it is just the Republicans who have lost their minds, as they watch the opposition party explode.
So, my fellow liberal(s), I ask that you hold your fire on Trump. For now. Let the Republicans try to take down Trump. It is their party. It is their problem. Let them fracture and not be able to field a candidate with full support from the conservative side.
If Trump gets the nomination, then we should direct all our energy to stopping him.
But as long as he is destroying the party that created him, hold your fire. Sit back and watch the civil war from the sidelines. Bring popcorn. This could be fun.
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