Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Why Not Trump?



Hey folks, you just know I couldn't stay away.  Oh how I tried.  My intention was not to post a blog until after my vacation in Canada at the end of the month. As you can see I didn't make my goal.  Oh well, not the first time I failed to reach my goal.

Well, lots going on around here folks. Today I had a new HVAC system installed in the house.  Oh yes, it costs Big Bucks.  A lot more than I planned when our "old" system gave out last week (freon leak).  It's been a frustrating day folks with lumberjack booted guys traipsing around our wall to wall carpeted house (so much for their advertisement of all their workers using "booties.") I'll write more about this stressful day later and the fact that we're poor again.  Remember, I'm not one of those Rich Gays.  Bill's been retired for thirty-one years and my last regular full-time job was ten years ago.  Fixed income folks with some extra "pin money" earned at my part-time job at the hotel.  But I'm not complaining.  Oh well, maybe whining a little bit because it just seems once I get a comfortable balance in my savings account something comes along to deplete it.  Oh well, I'm here, healthy, happy and have a wonderful relationship with not one but two very fantastic guys.  What more could an Old Gay ask for?

And as usual, I started this blog with one subject in mind and veered off into another direction.  But admit it folks, that's what you like about me, right?

The subject of this blog posting is Why Not Donald Trump?  I remember back when Ronald Reagan first ran for president.  There were all the dismissive comments such as:

"Oh he's just an actor and not a very good one at that."

"Reagan is an airhead."  

That was just a few derogatory comments made about Reagan when he first made a bid for the presidency.  But you know folks, even back then I knew people were wrong about Reagan.  I saw what many people did not see, Reagan spoke for the people.  Did I agree with everything Reagan spoke about or believed?  Of course not.  But one thing about Ronald Reagan, he was authentic.  
And this folks is why all those naysayers, all those self-appointed "experts", all those in the incestuous Washington Beltway Ruling Class are WRONG.  

I like Donald Trump.  And a lot of people like Donald Trump.  Know why?  Because he says, and is not afraid to say so, what many of us are thinking.  And Trump is interesting.  Can anyone say that about Jeb Bush?  Or even Hillary Clinton?  

Folks, I was going to vote for Hillary Clinton, being the Bleeding Heart Liberal that I am was. But you know what folks?  At the risk of losing whatever modicum of respect I have from my blog followers, I just may vote for Donald Trump. After all, George W. Bush was elected for TWO terms and this country survived . . . . albeit barely but we survive.  I daresay with Trump this country would do more than survive. 

So I ask the Question:  Why not Trump?

17 comments:

  1. The same thing happened to me, but in the opposite. After seeing what FOX news did to Trump, I instantly became a liberal. And I will vote for Trump where ever he is. No Trump, then I'll consider Joe Biden (but never Hillary).
    Read my slant on it: http://thriftysixty.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-betrayal-of-fox-news-to-american.html
    PS: I now watch CNN and MSNBC. I will NEVER watch FOX again.

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    1. Cindi,
      Faux . . . er Fox News had an agenda to take down Donald Trump at the debate with those outrageous questions they asked Trump. Fine, ask the hard questions but what was with the big fat softballs they lobbed to the other candidates? I would vote for Trump because he is authentic. I also would vote for Bernie Sanders (over Trump) because he is also authentic. I agree with everything Bernie Sanders has said. The only thing I didn't like was the way he showed weakness by letting those "Black Lives Matter" women take over his podium. That was inexcusable. Very disturbing.
      Ron

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  2. Wow, I'd sure like to have some lumberjack booted guys traipsing around my house. To hell with the carpets......

    Of all the evil presidential hopefuls, Trump is beginning to seem the most appealing, for the very reason that you stated - - he's not afraid to tell it like it is.

    My mother and I met Ronald Reagan (before he was president) and got to talk with him for over twenty minutes. He seemed extremely sincere, logical, and authentic - - nothing like the monstrous Hollywood airhead image which the media has often portrayed.
    I was only fourteen at the time but I was deeply impressed.

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    1. Jon,
      Today I made a decision that never again will I let lumberjack booted guys traipsing through my carpeted house. NEVER. If anyone tries it again, I'll ask them to leave. I called the salesman today and told him and he agreed with me. I'm too old to put up with these instances of a basic lack of respect. I don't like confrontations but in the future, it will happen when anyone ignores my request to remove their shoes. If they can't take off their shoes, they don't belong in my house.
      I was always impressed with Ronald Regan. Of course I didn't agree with everything he said or believed in but at least I knew where he stood and I thought he provided great inspiration for the country. I have always rebelled at what the media and the Hollywood airheads have decreed that we, the Great Unwashed Mass, should like or dislike.
      Ron

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  3. I keep thinking, he is saying what others are thinking. But he is scary. There is a huge difference between running a business and running a government. Now I can agree that government could and should operate more efficiently, but there are functions done best by government that are nothing like running a business. He has no political experience, he does not understand the Constitution, how laws are made and how power is distributed between the branches of government. President is a surprisingly powerless job, unless you have Congress and the executive branch rank and file behind you. There are hundreds of thousands of front line staff the president can't fire - if they could there would a million new government employees after every new president was elected.

    The GOP core are scared to death he will get elected, or even worse he will not get the nomination and run as an independent and split the vote.

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    1. David,
      Frankly, I find Donald Trump refreshing. He's made billions of dollars, he must know what he's doing. Plus, he doesn't have to know every aspect of government, only to hire the right people and apparently he knows how to do that.
      Ron

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  4. Because it will cost too much to change everything to read the United States of Trump.

    Lar

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    1. Lar,
      Do not fear the truth.
      Ron

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  5. Why not Trump? Because he says "NO and NO" to LGBTQ Rights, and Same Sex Marriage. Nothing in my mind transcends these issues. Can't believe you feel otherwise. Your marriage could be in jeopardy.

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. Jay,
      Yes, I know he has said he is against same sex marriage. I don't believe him. I think he will "evolve."
      Ron

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    2. Jay,
      I think if the question is asked of him again, he would give a different answer. One very important issue he believes in is a Singer Payer system for health care. I just don't believe that Trump in his heart is against same sex marriage, especially him being a New York Guy. In the meantime, I'm thoroughly enjoying the Trump Show. He's got all the Usual Suspects (the poll tested politicians, news media and talking heads) in a spin. I love it!
      Ron

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    3. I agree with you, Ron. Trump is not a Bible-thumping conservative and I have no doubt that he would eventually soften his hard views on gay marriage (no sexual pun intended, of course....)

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    4. Jon,
      I also have no doubt he will soften his more extreme views. For all his bombast he is a very smart man and reasonable. And he is a leader not bought and paid for by lobbyists and big money donors. And . . . . he is authentic and INTERESTING.
      Ron

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      Take another look. Trump is going to win. Don't be mislead by the bombast. He's a leader.
      Ron

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  7. Lindsey Graham called Trump a 'jackass' and Trump proved him right with his response. He's a blowhard w zero diplomatic or foreign policy experience and even lesser skills. He's a blowhard, who admittedly whines until he wins. He's not just a bully but the mentality of a 3 yo one - and they always say what they want until they get it too.

    Trump knows nothing about family values or Planned Parenthood. Plans to bomb ISIS out of existence by ruining Iraq's infrastructure and shut down the entire gov't over funding of PP.

    Saying what you feel and taking it to the extreme isn't. That isn't leading - that's baffooery.

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    1. Blobby,
      Donald Trump is going to win. He's way more authentic than anyone else except Bernie Sanders, running for president. The rest are all phonies and puppets of their big donors.
      Get used to it, Trump will win. Mark on your calendar today that your intrepid blogger made this prediction. I remember when I predicted that Ronald Reagan first ran for president. Similar discussions and blowback. Trump will be nominated and elected unless he takes himself out and I doubt that.
      Ron

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