Yes, you read that right.
I LOVE DONALD TRUMP!
You want to know why? Of course you do.
You're thinking "How can Ron, a former conservative (first presidential candidate I ever voted for was Barry Goldwater in 1964), turned Bleeding Heart Liberal, even consider taking Donald Trump seriously?"
I'll tell you why (that's why I have a blog folks).
Do I agree with everything he says? Of course not. I don't agree with everything any politician says, even the ones I vote for.
But here is why I like Donald Trump.
He is shaking up The Establishment.
I get a kick out hearing the Talking Heads news coverage of Donald Trump on MSNBC and the other Talking Heads political discourse shows. They all seem to preface their coverage of Donald Trump with the qualifier:
"Donald Trump, a man who will NEVER GET THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION NOR EVER BE PRESIDENT said today . . . . . . "
It's almost like they're trying to convinced themselves that this couldn't be possible, "Donald Trump the Republican presidential candidate?"
And of course they're continuing their brainwashing of the public by steering their agenda of the Usual Subjects, like presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.
Now let's make this clear, I'm going to vote for Hillary. I'm no big fan of Hillary or her husband Bill "Throw the gays under the bus" Clinton and their grasping, secretive ways but folks, can anyone seriously think I would vote for a Republican candidate that would take away my rights as an equal citizen of this country just because I happen to be born gay. I would vote for Attila the Hun if he was for gay equal rights.
|Attila the Hun (Fierce)|
Not to belabor the subject folks, but imagine if one of those folks in the Republican Clown Show was elected president and then had a chance to appoint a Supreme Court Justice. Just imagine. There goes the country. I would again be a criminal because I am gay and I "engage" in "unlawful" activity. Not to veer too far off the subject but I've always been amazed at some straights being so concerned with what I do in my private life with another consenting adult. Excuse me for being happy. But I digress. I have to stay on subject.
Donald Trump is shaking up the current, smug, arrogant political equation but talking without a teleprompter.
Donald Trump is causing his Republican political opponents to shake in their boots because he says what everyone is thinking.
Did Rick Perry start wearing glasses because he wanted people to think he was smart and not as stupid as he appeared to be on that debate stage when he couldn't even remember the three cabinets offices he said he would abolish once he became president? Of course and everyone knows it but no one said it.
|Rick Perry - Before|
|Rick Perry - After|
John McCain, War Hero, calls the 15,000 people who showed up for a Donald Trump event in Arizona "crazies".
McCain, War Hero, refused to apologize to the Trump supporters saying "Crazie" was an term of "endearment."
You all know John McCain, War Hero. The Angry Old Man who has gotten a free pass for years because he was captured by the Vietnamese when the Naval Admiral's son and grandson went off of a hotdog mission as a fighter pilot (which he was not, he was a bomber pilot) after he had already crashed two jets, which should have disqualified him from ever flying again but hey, John Sidney McCain III was used to having his way being born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
Now I am not discounting his year of imprisonment and torture during his 4 1/2 years of captivity but does that make him a hero? My Uncle John Tipton was captured by the Germans TWICE during World War II (he was a paratrooper) and wasn't release until a few months after his mother died. He suffered all kinds of deprivations as did his fellow prisoners but did he consider himself a "hero"? No, he was just doing his job.
Again, not to belabor the subject but I guess this all depends on what qualifies one as a hero. A fellow soldier falling on a grenade to prevent massive death to other soldiers . . . that's a hero in my opinion. Being captured is not being a hero. Especially since he went on a mission that he wasn't qualified for but went anyway because he was the admiral's son and no one would question him.
So for years John Sidney McCain has been getting a free pass. He makes an insulting comment about Donald Trump's supporters in his home state of Arizona. McCain is used to making insulting and demeaning comments about his opponents, especially those who oppose his war mongering ways. Then what a surprise, Trump comes right back at him and the whole Establishment is AGHAST!
"Someone criticized our WAR HERO"." Give me a break. Thank you for your service to our county Senator McCain and I am sorry you were captured and suffered but a war hero? Not really. You were captured.
So all the Talking Heads in The Media says "That's it for Donald Trump." He "crossed the line." Hey, guess what? Donald Trump is still there bombastic as ever, leading the polls and fighting back.
Here's what I really like about Donald Trump,
he's shaking up the status quo. Everybody had this political season down to Queen Hillary's Cake Walk and the Republican Clown Car fighting for recognition.
|The Republican Clown car - let the show begin!|
I especially like that he's shaking up the news media. They just don't know what to make of The Donald. They keep saying that The Donald Bubble will break but it just keeps going on.
I think Willie Geist said it best on "Morning Joe" the other day, while the Usual Suspects at the round table were trying to figure out The Donald Trump phenomena. Willie said: