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    Default We figured out what Donald Trump is . . .

    I'll openly admit my first choice from leading candidates would be Cruz today, based upon his resume, his patriotism and his constitutional understanding. I like his idea of shrinking government promptly and reigning in their overstepping authority but he may not become an option for the November vote so I'm keeping my eyes open to the fact that either Killary or Donald may be the only electable choices. We all know Killary is a lying piece of dog meat with little concern for anything but herself but I read this take on Donald today and found it interesting.

    Donald Trump Is Not A Liberal or Conservative, He’s A Pragmatist.

    We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner with friends at the home of other friends. The dinner conversation was jocund, ranging from discussions about antique glass and china to theology and politics. At one point reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative.

    I said that I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a conservative. I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He doesn’t see the problem as liberal or conservative, he sees it only as a problem. That is a quality that should be admired and applauded, not condemned. But I get ahead of myself.

    Viewing problems from a liberal perspective has resulted in the creation of more problems, more entitlement programs, more victims, more government, more political correctness, and more attacks on the working class in all economic strata.

    Viewing things according to the so-called Republican conservative perspective has brought continued spending, globalism to the detriment of American interests and well being, denial of what the real problems are, weak, ineffective, milquetoast, leadership that amounts to Barney Fife Deputy Sheriff – appeasement oriented and afraid of its own shadow. In brief, it has brought liberal ideology with a pachyderm as a mascot juxtaposed to the ass of the Democrat Party.

    Immigration isn’t a Republican problem – it isn’t a liberal problem – it is a problem that threatens the very fabric and infrastructure of America. It demands a pragmatic approach not an approach that is intended to appease one group or another.

    The impending collapse of the economy isn’t a liberal or conservative problem, it is an American problem. That said, until it is viewed as a problem that demands a common sense approach to resolution, it will never be fixed because the Democrats and Republicans know only one way to fix things and the longevity of their impracticality has proven to have no lasting effect. Successful businessmen like Donald Trump find ways to make things work, they do not promise to accommodate.

    Trump uniquely understands that China’s manipulation of currency is not a Republican problem or a Democrat problem. It is a problem that threatens our financial stability and he understands the proper balance needed to fix it. Here again successful businessmen like Trump who have weathered the changing tides of economic reality understand what is necessary to make business work and they, unlike both sides of the political aisle, know that if something doesn’t work you don’t continue trying to make it work hoping that at some point it will.

    As a pragmatist Donald Trump hasn’t made wild pie-in-the-sky promises of a cell phone in every pocket, free college tuition, and a $15 hour minimum wage for working the drive-through at Carl’s Hamburgers.

    I argue that America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see a problem and find ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and compound it by creating more problems.

    You may not like Donald Trump, but I suspect that the reason people do not like him is because:

    1) he is antithetical to the “good old boy” method of brokering backroom deals that fatten the coffers of politicians;

    2) they are unaccustomed to hearing a candidate speak who is unencumbered by the financial shackles of those who own them vis-a`-vis donations;

    3) he is someone who is free of idiomatic political ideology; and

    4) he is someone who understands that it takes more than hollow promises and political correctness to make America great again.

    Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talk about fixing America is like listening to two lunatics trying to “out crazy” one another. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are owned lock, stock, and barrel by the bankers, corporations, and big dollar donors funding their campaigns. Bush can deny it but common sense tells anyone willing to face facts that people don’t give tens of millions without expecting something in return.

    We have had Democrat and Republican ideologues and what has it brought us? Are we better off today or worse off? Has it happened overnight or has it been a steady decline brought on by both parties?

    I submit that a pragmatist might be just what America needs right now. And as I said earlier, a pragmatist sees a problem and understands that the solution to fix same is not about a party, but a willingness and boldness to get it done.

    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance, but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.
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    Very very well said Bob. I am so tired of listening to these Republicans running their lips trying to convince us that Trump is an evil, corrupt, phony and whatever term that they can come up with to keep us from voting for him and the only true reason for that is to keep themselves in power. They don't know it yet but the end of the road is really close for these people. The people are speaking and are speaking quite loudly that we are sick and tire of the same ole same ole crap and we want a CHANGE and we want it NOW.

    No,Trump isn't the ideal candidate, but he is head and shoulders above any and all of the others that are currently running for President currently and that includes both Parties. Rant over... Thanks Bob, keep the great comments coming.

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    DEAR RNC: An Everyday American Writes A Letter To Explain The Trump Phenomenon To The Washington Elite » 100percentfedUp.com

    80 year old American who expresses what most of us are feeling right now. Enjoy…

    Dear Representative,

    From the time I was able to vote I voted Republican. I am 80 years old, and have a great deal of respect and influence with hundreds of senior ball players who also network with thousands of others around the country.

    I received your questionnaire and request for money and strongly agree with every question, as I have since Obama was elected. Unfortunately the one question that was missing is “What have the Republicans done for the American people?” We gave you a majority in the House and Senate, yet you never listened to us. Now you want our money.

    You should be more concerned about our votes, not our money. You are the establishment, which means all you want is to save your jobs and line your pockets… Well guess what? “It’s not going to happen” You shake in your boots when I tell you we’re giving our support to TRUMP and he hasn’t asked for a dime.

    You might think we are fools because you feel Trump is on a self destruction course, but you need to look beyond Washington and listen to the masses. Nobody has achieved what he has, especially in the liberal state of New York.

    You clearly don’t understand why the Trump movement is so strong, so I’d like to share with you an analogy to help explain the Trump phenomenon. By the way, it’s not just the Republicans who feel ignored and disrespected, there are plenty of Democrats and Independents who also feel let down by the Washington elite. You seem to have forgotten about “We The People” and who hired you to represent us.

    So here it is, the best analogy I could come up with. Here is the reason so many Americans have boarded the Trump Train, and why you’re pleas to come back to the party who deserted us, is falling on deaf ears:

    You’ve been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately…You call the city and four different exterminators, but nobody could handle the job. There is this one guy however, who guarantees you he will get rid of them, so you hire him. You don’t care if the guy smells, you don’t care if the guy swears, you don’t care how many times he’s been married, you don’t care if he was friends with liberals, you don’t care if he has plumber’s crack…you simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He’s the guy. He’s the best. Period. Here’s why we want Trump: Yes he’s a bit of an ass, yes he’s an egomaniac, but we don’t care. The country is a mess because politicians have become too self-serving. The Republican Party is two-faced & gutless. Illegal aliens have been allowed to invade our nation. We want it all fixed! We don’t care that Trump is crude, we don’t care that he insults people, we don’t care that he had been friendly with Hillary, we don’t care that he has changed positions, we don’t care that he’s been married three times, we don’t care that he fights with Megan Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell, we don’t care that he doesn’t know the name of some Muslim terrorist.

    This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegal aliens and bringing tens of thousands of Muslim refugees to America, while leaving Christians behind to be persecuted. We are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hasid is part of a special group with special rights, to the point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in; “AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED” and Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want.

    We’re sick of politicians. We’re sick of the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. We just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but he isn’t beholden to lobbyist money and he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him. All we know is that he has been very successful, he’s an excellent negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he’s also not a politician. He’s definitely not a cowardly politician. When he says he’ll fix it, we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar.

    Oh yeah…I forgot…we don’t care if the guy has bad hair either.

    We just want those raccoons gone.

    Out of your house.

    NOW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roaddogg 4040 View Post
    Very very well said Bob. I am so tired of listening to these Republicans running their lips trying to convince us that Trump is an evil, corrupt, phony and whatever term that they can come up with to keep us from voting for him and the only true reason for that is to keep themselves in power. They don't know it yet but the end of the road is really close for these people. The people are speaking and are speaking quite loudly that we are sick and tire of the same ole same ole crap and we want a CHANGE and we want it NOW.

    No,Trump isn't the ideal candidate, but he is head and shoulders above any and all of the others that are currently running for President currently and that includes both Parties. Rant over... Thanks Bob, keep the great comments coming.

    Steve
    I have to agree 100% And thanks Doc, I always appreciate your thoughts.
    It is definitively a "new world" for politics.....



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    I am in agreement with Doc also. I would prefer a true conservative, but if it does not happen, I will support Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shueman View Post
    Laughing Stock of the World ...

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    Hey shue, in the opening sentence of this thread I openly stated for whom I am pulling and why, do you have the courage to do the same? Honest question?
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    Kasich ... Cruz is "scary" ... best would be Paul (most intelligence and sensibilities)

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    Doc, my I ask where you got that? Best description I have seen so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forkin' Crazy View Post
    Doc, my I ask where you got that? Best description I have seen so far.
    A good friend shared it with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shueman View Post
    Kasich ... Cruz is "scary" ... best would be Paul (most intelligence and sensibilities)
    So, a bleeding heart liberal like yourself isn't towing the line with Killary or Bernie? Sounds like 1986 Bobby when he posted "I'm leaning toward Romney" before he voted for obama the second time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    A good friend shared it with me.
    Okay, thanks. I was wondering it if was online somewhere.

    I tell you, I have noticed hostilities from some of the Cruz people directed towards Trump supporters. Not so much on here but other social media. Name calling of the Trump supporters and posting anything they can dig up against Trump. But most of the Trump supporters I see don't act that way towards the Cruz folks. I have had at least 1 person on FB unfriend me (not that I care) because of what I have posted in support of Trump.

    I am wondering why they let it get to them like that? They act like a bunch of liberals.
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    Thanks Doc its good to see sensible people thinking sensibly.... thats about all it boils down to now. We all have to begin to START thinking in those terms in reality of it all. This is not the "END ALL of the world election" that both the DEMS and the REPS parties will have us all believe. If anybody but Trump ends up in office it will be nothing more than the status quo going forward with the politicians getting richer and all of America getting poorer. Heres some stuff I came across on Politico and it made lots of sense to me the same thing as your friend defined why Trump is 'understanding Americans needs' more than any of the others:

    1) Economics - Over the past couple decades no establishment politician has done anything for the working class American no matter how much they say they are helping us, wages have been flat and non ascending for that much time. People are understandably upset about this simple fact. Wheres the Money?????

    2) Growing Inequality in American earnings despite the rebound we have heard and felt in some industries since the recessions of 2008 and 2011... Who is benefiting from this rebound? It certainly is not your average American middle class worker.... or the poor even with all the programs the dems offer to them, but it keeps them on the take....


    In both of these items I think Trump has the ability to understand "compromise" which is something that has to be taken into consideration in business dealings and really anything in the world IF you want to get things done.... He is a negotiator, Im sure he's seen some really messy dealings and has lived to tell about it....


    3) America is becoming OVER Multi-Cultural.... meaning that it is being diluted of the "American Cultural Way of LIFE" that our generations before us embodied.... our American culture of baseball, hotdogs, Fourth of July picnics are becoming a thing of the past do to more prevelant "Ethnic Studies" and multi-cultural teachings and (BRAIN WASHING) that are taking over our Colleges and Universities that simply teach that the American way IS NOT THE WAY to believe in or live in even though YOU ARE LIVING HERE.... In any other country in the world they do not invite you to come and live and make YOUR OWN world within theirs.... you become part of their culture.... This is the BIGGEST PROBLEM and Trump is speaking for many that are feeling this.... America is losing its "AMERICAN IDENTITY"....


    This is not to say that Americans need to be anti-anything towards any other country, immigrants or races.... it just simply means that we are above all else AMERICANS FIRST!!!!

    We should NOT be Mexican-Americans, African-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Dominican Republican Americans...... etc, etc.... If you are a BORN AND RAISED citizen (not just brought over the border at birthing time) of the USA then YOU ARE AN AMERICAN FIRST..... or go find another place to live out your cultural diversity.
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