Donald Trump’s unofficial campaign for President has gone to warp speed. He is now the top candidate in many of the polls. In the blink of an eye, he has passed Romney, Gingrich, Bachmann and even Palin.
The eyes of the country and the media are upon the Donald. He is certainly saying a lot of things people want to hear. He has been absolutely relentless on the birth certificate issue. He has said political correctness is killing the country. He has not been shy about going after Muslims or the Chinese. He wants to repeal Obama care, does not approve of gay marriage and is pro-life. He says he is blunt and he is right about that. He is blunt. But is he right?
Donald Trump is an American icon, bigger than life. Trump can sell ice to Eskimos. The question a lot of us need to start asking is, what is he selling America?
If Donald Trump really believes what he is saying and would really govern that way, he could go down as a great President. But there are some disturbing questions about Trump.
Trump’s right hand man and political director is a guy named Michael Cohen. Cohen is a former trial lawyer who has an impressive political background. An impressive political background in Democratic politics.
Cohen has been involved in a number of political campaigns and worked for some other politicians. All liberal Democrats. Cohen voted for Obama in 2008 and enthusiastically supported him in the first few months of his administration. Those were the same few months that the Tea Party sprang to life.
Cohen and Trump have a mutual passion. Making money. This is something they have both talked about and Cohen has invested in a number of Trump projects. There is nothing wrong with making money; in fact, making money from the free market is one of the greatest things about America.
Cohen once worked for Joe Moakley, a liberal Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts. He also volunteered for the campaign of Michael Dukakis in 1988.
Cohen in interviews acknowledges his past support of Obama but now says his big concerns are the unsustainable debt, the economic down turn that has cost jobs and America not being respected in the world.
Those all sound like Tea Party positions.
Twelve years ago, Donald Trump, as we pointed out in an earlier blog, was almost 180 degrees opposite of where he sits today. In 1999, while thinking about running for the Reform Party nomination, he said he was pro-abortion and favored a single payer health system. He used the words, “I am very liberal” when talking about health care.
Do people change their beliefs over time? Sure they do.
Do people who want to be elected to high office tell us what they think we want to hear? Absolutely.
What about Donald Trump? In 2007, when congratulating Nancy Pelosi on her election to the Speaker’s chair penned, “you’re the best.” Trump contributed $50,000 to Rahm Emanuel’s campaign for Mayor.
Given Trump’s previous liberal beliefs and given that one of his top operatives helping him has a history of supporting nothing but liberals and absent a “Damascus Road conversion,” we have to wonder if Trump is only telling us what we want to hear.
The 2012 election for president is too important for us to take a chance on just what we want to hear.
We want a conservative who is not beholden to the Republican Establishment. We want a man who can challenge Obama on Constitutional grounds. Even the most conservative candidate, except Trump, can not bring themselves to say Obama is illegally in the White House.
Where is the outrage over the presentation of several different untrue copies of his birth certificate? Even a grade schooler can see that the background of these documents are different from each other and different from the Nordyke birth certificate.
Where is the Congress or any member protesting the Prima Facie violation of Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution? Even Constitutional supporters are silent on the violation.
We don't need representatives to save us millions while we blow trillions. If Bachmann would declare Obama a fraud, she would relieve Trump of 90% of his following.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
. . .maybe Mr. Trump should take his own advice and stick with what he knows!
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
. . .again, maybe Mr. Trump should heed his own advice!
After BO, taking a risk is a moot point, unless we choose another with the same world view.
The liberals decided it was time to give a black president a try, so they rounded up all the illegals they could find along with several million dead people and they stole the last presidential election and look whats happened.
Now it is time to go ahead and give a conserative woman a try, but lets do it honest so it won't come back on us. I think a true conserative woman as president will surprise all of us decent Americans, meaning conservatives. I really believe that a conserative woman will work hard to go down in history as one of the great presidents, unlike the liberals who's goal of destroying America is more important than being remembered as a good president. Jimmy Carter is one happy person!