1. He’s interesting as hell to watch…sort of like a nature special when a king cobra attempts to eat a porcupine. You just gotta watch.
2. Because of the vast wealth he has accumulated (keep in mind, he started out by inheriting vast wealth) he is unafraid of much of anything. It’s refreshing, particularly in light of all the behind-the-scenes GOP back-stabbing. Trump is not a back-stabber. He’s a front-stabber. I actually prefer that.
3. He is the consummate P.T. Barnum. He wanders on stage and for the entire time you watch, you’re just fascinated.
4. I’ll get to number four in a minute. You might find it interesting, and hopefully you haven’t heard this anywhere else.
Putting aside politics for a couple of micro-seconds, if you are a Republican, here is why you should be very concerned about running down the Trumpy-Trail. We’ve already established that Trump’s main weapon is denigrating one’s opponent: “You’re a loser!” This sounds great when he’s attacking someone you don’t like. As a Republican, however, do you value the power of your vote? Donald Trump directly threatens to derail the GOP and take the power of your vote away from you by becoming a spoiler…a third party candidate. If you really don’t like Hillary Clinton, Trump is someone you should back away from.
As a point of fact, many savvy Republicans are wondering if this isn’t some weird and wonky plan by the liberals to derail the GOP…by getting Trump to establish a third party to split the votes so that….YOUR VOTE WON’T COUNT.
If you’ve read more than one or two of my essays, you know how I feel about women. I would love to see how the world would shift for the better if human beings, not conflicted by testosterone (women) could back the planet away from the edge of annihilation. Trump’s comments to women weren’t funny. They weren’t amusing and his sideways comment about Megyn Kelly’s being off because it was “her time of the month” should be reason enough to sideline him. Enough is enough is enough.
Merely saying afterwards, Oh, that’s not what I meant...is chicken shit and unworthy even of Trump.
Do you remember the name, Senator Joe McCarthy? If you’re of a younger generation, it might be a bit fuzzy. Using a technique very similar to Donald Trump’s, McCarthy launched an extremely effective Hate-Fear Campaign. If McCarthy didn’t like you, you were hauled in to face the House Un-American Activities Committee. They were big-time. They were televised. McCarthy spared no one in what became known as the Red Scare. Thousands upon thousands of lives were ruined. Afterwards, it was considered an out-and-out witch hunt.
McCarthy didn’t say, “You’re a Loser.” He said, “You’re a commie.” Few people survived the hatchet job. When did it end? Glad you asked. I was a kid watching the hearings and McCarthy, having gotten to the point where he thought himself invincible, attacked Dwight Eisenhower, our WWII five-star general, was pivotal in orchestrating the downfall of Nazi Germany
There was a moment on live TV and the world finally realized what Joe McCarthy really was. A destroyer and disruptor of America. The end came quickly.
If you were taking an SAT test, the simile would go like this: Joe McCarthy is to “You’re a Commie as…. Donald Trump is to……”You’re a Loser.” It sounds funny, until one day Trump notices you, the little guy on his radar. “You aren’t doing so hot financially? Well, then…you’re a loser.”
FOX NEWS: Look at Donald Trump’s track record from just this last debate (and you can’t call foul and say it was biased against the GOP), Fox is about as right-wing biased as it gets. In just one debate, he threatened to cripple the GOP, take ’em out. In that one action, your votes and mine become meaningless. We just lost and Trump becomes the king maker. That’s not how a democracy or even a republic is supposed to work.
Not content with that, he went on to insult Fox News hugely and all of women on planet earth, HUGELY.
Then he took pot shots, terrible personal shots at virtually every one of the candidates. If you’re a Republican you would be well within your rights to wonder if this really wasn’t some form of masterful Machiavellian plan by the liberal left. (Not to worry. We’re not that intelligent) By the way, though I take Fox to task much of the time, with regard to the debate…Bravo, and Good Show! Excellent questions. Hard-hitting. Keep it up!
How would you rate Donald Trump’s success with one of the most important decisions a human being can make…..the choosing of a mate? At the moment, Mr. Trump is on wife number three. But…does anyone remember a bunch of years back this statement by Trump? When he was considering running for president…last time, he was asked, “Do you think the fact that you’re currently not married will hurt you in the campaign?” His reply was, “Hey– I can go out and get a wife by tomorrow. No problem.” If you’re of the superior female gender, does that…just kinda annoy you? Are you a toaster? Are you a micro-wave oven?
When all else fails, look at History: Look at some great rulers: Lincoln, Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King. You may agree or disagree with a couple but you know that these men were smart, knew the issues, and were not afraid to make tough decisions …for…the…good…of…the…country. Trump’s main loyalty, possibly his only loyalty…is to himself. That doesn’t work.
The Commander in Chief with his finger on the Button: As many of you know already, I was a captain in the United States Air Force. I was a pilot, a Tempest officer, and.…….a LES officer at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ.
At the time, Tucson had 18 Titan II missiles in dedicated silos surrounding it. My job as a LES (Launch Enable) officer was to get the “birds” up and ready to go, verify, go to that last possible moment and then very carefully take it all back to safe mode.
It was work that made you kinda stop and think. The Commander in Chief of the United States of America absolutely MUST have a cool, professional head on his shoulders. We still have the ability to annihilate the planet with our warheads. Donald Trump is one of the last human beings on this planet that I’d want making these decisions. This one distinction alone rules him out…as president.
Which brings me to a hopeful conclusion with an actual suggestion: As nauseatingly hippy, pinko liberal as ole Joe McCarthy used to say, I believe in a two-party system. It’s shaky as hell and I think the GOP has to go back to being conservative center-right, not radical conservative, extreme right. The point is, they need to have a fair shake at this election. Donald Trump isn’t the liberals’ friend and he isn’t yours either. You have a right to your vote. Don’t waste it. It’s what thousands of our soldiers died for.
What to do with Trump? No, I’m not going to give you a snide answer. We’ve got an important job for you, Mr. Trump! Remember another famous person in WWII ? Remember General George S. Patton? The Battle of the Bulge? Donald Trump, though he hasn’t actually served in the military, would make one helluva front man for our military. Sorta like Patton, Dirty Harry (Go ahead, make my day) and John Gotti, and Tony Soprano rolled into one. We do need a “boogey man”, hit man, front man to send in on occasion and scare the hell out of some small country that wants to mix it up. Go in Donald, bluster, threaten, get red-faced and see if maybe you can use your bravado…to actually help America.