Why Donald Trump Could Win, Will Win, and Should Win
Donald Trump is right on the issues: illegal immigration, the 2nd Amendment, taking care of our responsibilities to veterans, and simplifying the tax code. Donald Trump, who scores universally high on leadership, is uniquely qualified to address foreign trade issues and the huge problem with America's infrastructure.
No one I know is happy with our bloated, inept, inefficient government. No one I know believes that candidates who rely on big donors are not beholden to them, putting their special interests above America's interest. Career politicians who spent the majority of the time begging for money to retain their positions cannot spent all of their time doing America's business.
The “campaign issues” are strikingly the same every cycle. The same promises are made, the same promises are broken. A recently infamous line from Hillary Clinton was, "I never took a position on Keystone until I took a position on Keystone."
The inane promises of free college, free everything for everybody is insulting and otherworldly. It is beyond ignorant to consider “free” when everyone knows it is not and the national debt consumes tax dollars that are unavailable for anything else: http://www.usdebtclock.org/ .
Barack Obama: “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. ... I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.” -- 3/16/2006 Floor speech in the Senate
“First, we learned that the federal budget deficit could reach nearly half a trillion dollars next year. Eight years after we had a record surplus, we’re now faced with record deficits. This mortgaging of our children’s future is a direct result of the Bush Administration’s dangerously failed fiscal policies.” -- 8/9/08 Democratic Radio Address
That there is leadership failure, as Barack Obama stated, is self-evident. Since Tuesday, January 20, 2009, the national “leadership” has been Barack Obama. Under Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize winning President, we are back in Iraq, sending more troops to Afghanistan, with little clue as to what to do about either. We are not winning vs. ISIS, and that too is open-ended without a plan or exit strategy. We have guaranteed additional wealth and weapons to Iran.
No one can rationally expect to completely agree with any one candidate on everything. No one really expects a leader to be a specialist or expert on everything. No one really expects anyone running for the position of President of the United States not to have a strong ego and sense of self-worth. Whether displayed or hidden, it is of course there.
What everyone should expect from a leader is the ability to advocate, in this case to advocate for the United States. We haven't had that in a very, very long time. Unfortunately, we too often prefer soft, soothing words to honesty. The United States has had an unseemly string of leaders that look at the camera and lie magnificently again and again to the American people. Some lies we don't care much about, for it all depends on what the meaning of “is” is.
Yet, the massive “Obamacare” plan that was supposed to reduce the cost of health care has not. It was supposed to save the average family $2500 in premiums. It was and is a damnable lie. “If You Like the Insurance You Have, Keep It: Nothing in the proposal forces anyone to change the insurance they have. Period.” There are six pages of Obama “promise broken” listings anyone can refer to: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/rulings/promise-broken/ . It should be too much for anyone to ignore.
Donald Trump's work ethic is beyond reproach. For too long, we have been failed by “leaders” that promise anything to get elected, serve their donors more than the national interest, and have no understanding of business. Small wonder when they gain management of the United States Government, the biggest business in the world, they are clueless as how to manage it. How soon we forget then-majority leader Harry Reid proclamation on the Senate floor. "As we know, he has refused to release his tax returns. If a person coming before this body wanted to be a Cabinet officer, he couldn't be if he had the same refusal Mitt Romney does about tax returns," Reid said. "So the word is out that he has not paid any taxes for 10 years. Let him prove he has paid taxes, because he has not." We seem to tolerate lies endlessly and quickly forget about them.
Recent comments from Trump's losing competitors, inclusive of Jeb Bush, make it easy to question their own honesty. It wasn't long ago that there was yet another media frenzy about Donald Trump pledging loyalty to the eventual Republican nominee, which he did. Jeb Bush suddenly doesn't seem quite so honest.
Donald Trump is right on the fundamental issues, Donald Trump is a successful leader, a successful builder, a successful employer, and extremely competent as a leader and a negotiator. It is about time we put someone that is competent in the White House. Incompetency has not served the nation's interest, nor has political pandering, political correctness, and divisive, horribly weak leadership. It has been a ridiculously expensive ride, from a national debt of $10.6 trillion on January 20, 2009 to $18.4 trillion today. We currently have over 43,000,000 Americans living in poverty, over 45,000,000 Americans receiving food stamps, and over 40,000,000 Americans without insurance. In the year 2000, we had 19,298,587 manufacturing jobs. Today, we have 12,497,000 manufacturing jobs. No one considering these numbers could possibly say we are doing great.
Hillary has lied again and again to the American People, right on camera. When caught in lies, she has “mis-remembered.” The record shows she has been on the wrong side of the issues again and again, and has promised and said virtually everything to get elected. It is the hollow promise of “free everything” unfunded, yet shamelessly promised never the less. Hillary Rodham Clinton revised history (again) in the Democratic debate when insisting she's not a flip-flopper on a trade deal she promoted as secretary of state but turned against as a presidential candidate. Small wonder she is so loudly seen as miserably untrustworthy.
The perpetual political class continually fails the United States. Looking to the same old places and the same old families for solutions is something loudly shown not to work. We really, really cannot afford not to elect Donald J. Trump. We need a strong advocate for the United States of America, one who is not decisionally challenged, and Donald J. Trump is that person.
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