I am no fan of Donald Trump. As a matter of fact, none of the candidates, on the left
or the right, offer any real solutions to rolling back the tide on the progressive
take-over of most of America’s major institutions. But I digress.
What I really mean to say is, as far as the Presidential race is concerned, I don’t
have a dog in this fight. From a pragmatic perspective, however, having a
republican as President as opposed to a democrat (I would argue they’re all
progressives now) would at least buy me more time to prepare for the eventual
collapse of a system that cannot sustain itself.
Why, then, do I get so upset at the attacks on Donald Trump and his supporters? Why do I spend so much time going after the leaders in the conservative coalition who are spending so much time going after Trump and his supporters?
The latest anti-Trump assault is coming in the form of his comments, recently, about John McCain. Having listened to the now legendary comments Trump made in Ames, Iowa last week, I can say that when Trump said that he likes his heroes not to be captured that no rational person could not understand how those who have been captured could take serious umbrage with that comment.
For many other candidates, the smart thing for Trump to do would be to quickly apologize. But Trump’s very brand as a Presidential contender is that he won’t apologize. His appeal is just that, he won’t apologize. A significant portion of people in the conservative coalition are fed up with apologizing, equivocating leaders who seem more concerned with upsetting and offending progressives than actually standing up for them. A Trump apology would truly mark the end of his campaign.
If you listen to the full clip, Trump seemed to go out of his way to clarify that McCain was, in fact, a war hero. It is also clear, at least to me, that Trump made an aggressive swipe at McCain, a snark, if you will. He was obviously highly agitated at McCain’s labelling of his supports as being all ‘crazies.’
The response from many conservative leaders, however, is far worse than the inappropriate snark Trump threw at McCain. If you change some of the names, you would think you were listening to progressives ruthlessly pouncing on the smallest misstep their political opponents take.
Trump’s ill-conceived snipe at McCain is no worse than the missteps taken by all of the other GOP contenders. I won’t compile that list in this article, but if you google any GOP name and add the phrase “backlash”, you will find more than enough on your own.
Why do these conservative leaders not pounce so aggressively on other GOP candidates who made similar missteps on the campaign trail? Why are the conservative blogs and conservative news outlets not writing article after article declaring their candidacy over?
This is where I find my agitation coming into sharp focus, the WAY so many in this conservative movement are choosing to attack Donald Trump. They are acting Trump exactly like the progressives would. They are attempting to invalidate the man rather than challenge his ideas. But they are going far beyond merely taking the low road to challenge a contender, the Alinsky road, they are also applying Alinsky-like tactics to going after his supporters.
This last part is incredibly befuddling to me. I’ve gotten in dust-ups with some of these Molotov-throwing conservative leaders over this very point, with many of them expressing this sentiment, “good riddance to the Trump supporters.”
These Trump supporters aren’t democrats. They are mostly registered republicans. Some of them are registered independent. If you take a peek at the electoral map, the progressives START with a huge electoral advantage thanks to their control of a few very large ‘blue’ states. The republicans, if they are going to win in 2016, need EVERY voter they can muster to win just about every swing state if they are going to just EEK out a victory.
I am betting that these conservative leaders are banking on amnesia to keep the Trump supporters in the family come the summer of 2016. I’m betting that’s what Romney was counting on when he so aggressively alienated Sarah Palin and her supporters at the republican convention in 2012. It didn’t work out for Romney then, and I doubt it will work out for this conservative coalition in 2016.
These conservative leaders are continuing their slash and burn campaign against Donald Trump and his supporters. I see regular calls from these leaders for Trump to withdraw from the race and for his supporters to just shut up and go away. Even Rick Perry, who isn’t even polling high enough to get on the debate stage, is calling for Trump to immediately withdraw from the race.
Rick Perry is currently under indictment while he’s running for office. Yes, it is a political witch hunt, but, he should mind applying purist standards to candidates when he himself fails to meet those purist standards. Let’s not go back and revisit his epic fails from the 2012 season.
This ruthlessness aimed at Trump, and especially at his supporters, is simply bad strategy. The leaders in this movement who are partaking in this tactic are disqualifying themselves from leadership. They have allowed themselves to be swept by their emotions, leading many others down the emotional path of self-destruction, rather than thinking like generals trying to win a war.
They are willing to destroy everyone and everything within this coalition to win this battle, a battle being fought not with progressives, but with the coalition. They may yet win this battle, they may destroy Trump and pave the way for their candidate of choice to win the nomination, but they will lose the war.
Looking back at this period of time, the children of these leaders will ask their parents, “What did you do to stop the progressives from destroying the republic?” Their only answer can be, I helped destroy the coalition that could resist them.
ADDENDUM: My next article will be about how to challenge Trump without destroying the coalition. I also want to add that while the actions of these conservative leaders right now invalidate them, all can be quickly forgiven if they turn away from this self-defeating tactic and go back to being real generals of a coalition and not clique warriors defending their personal turf.Read More →
How to fight for your candidate in the GOP primary without destroying the GOP chances in 2016.
The saying goes- the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
With the GOP, it’s this- My mortal enemy, who is also my friend’s enemy, is my friend because I don’t agree with my friend a hundred percent of the time.
Good strategy, for your mortal enemy.
Nuking one another over leftist agit prop, coming to the aid of a man who hates you and wants to destroy you. Winning.
You are all doing it wrong. This is war, not high school drama in the cafeteria.
If you’re not a part of the solution….
I don’t even support Donald Trump and I’m sick of the nuke agents. Hillary 2016 thanks to folks like you.
I might vote for Donald Trump just to tick off the idiots… Yes… IDIOTS doing the work for the progressive cause. Grow up kids and fight the freaking war!
Amateurs. Rank amateurs. And I don’t trust ANY of you!
I don’t know why I even care. I’m not a Trump fan. Maybe it’s just hard looking at all the stupid from people who should know better.
Little, petty privateers.
Let the whole thing collapse already.
If only progressives were this inept. Then we’d have no government to worry about at all. That would actually be wonderful.
This just in…. There is no coalition to oppose the progressives. Just privateers fighting over a slot on red eye or to be a token conservative on MSNBC.
GOP activists don’t want to win THE war, they want to win THEIR war. Shame on the self-defeating, suicidal among you.
But do write articles, create memes, spend resources, energy defending him.
The GOP. The kind of political opposition I’d want to face. Always a winnable war against that crew.
What I’m noticing about Trump’s McCain comments is they haven’t hurt the support I have seen from my friends who already supported him.
The comments, however, seem to have riled up, even more than they already were, my friends that didn’t support Trump before.
What’s interesting, and should be of great concern to any GOP effort to take the White House in 2016, is this pattern seems to follow for all of the candidates.
Every time someone finds some ‘dirt’ on a candidate, whether the progressives found it or conservatives did (the conservatives are doing a great job destroying candidates all on their own), or every time a candidate stumbles, the supporters make excuses, are not swayed,while the detractors add more vitriol.
I’ve seen people unfriend people on Facebook, conservatives, because their candidate is being eviscerated by one of their ‘friends.’
For my part, I won’t be eviscerating candidates, though I will share stories that are sometimes negative about candidates. I also won’t be unfriending anyone because of their candidate of choice in the GOP primary.
Whoever is left standing at the end may find a less than enthusiastic coalition to push them into the White House. It happened in 2008. It was even more acute in 2012, and, so far, in the 2016 season, it’s even more pronounced this time.
Meanwhile, while Sanders is making a show of things, and Tax the Rain Man O’Malley hasn’t even made a ripple, the democrats stand pretty much consolidated around a candidate who, even by their purist progressive standards, is hardly the ideal candidate.
Progressives seem to understand what war is, conservatives do not.
The privateer armies continue to fight their own war against the progressives, and other conservatives (even more aggressively than they fight the progressives), while the progressive army is already disciplining and preparing its troops for the real battle in the summer of 2016.
There is nothing a politician fears more than a well-armed, well-trained citizenry. This is much more intimidating than a vote. They can manipulate voters. They have. They use party primaries and election laws that favor those parties. They use vulgarly drawn district maps to create safe seats for their party-chosen candidate.
Elections mean Nothing! Laws are ghosts on paper made to be violated, loopholed. The only reality that scares a politician is the day you wake up and realize you have the POWER to end what they have taken centuries to carefully craft, a protection from liberty so that they and their progeny might continue to proper from plunder.
People underestimate Trump at their own peril. And go ahead and continue to slam his supporters.
Trump talks like and ACTS like a winner.
People are so tired of losing, so tired of seeing people they elect crumble like accordions at the first orchestrated progressive assault against them.
People are tired of being told to wait for another election to have their liberty restored.
People are tired of equivocators, of polite smiling candidates who continue to fail to realize we are fighting an existential war against an enemy that has no interest in debating us, only crushing us once and for all.
So long as Trump continues to do what none of the other candidates do, of being unapologetic, ruthless, “America First”, winning, never admitting defeat, relentlessly attacking those who attack him, he has a chance.
Donald Trump is to America what Putin is to Russia, a strongman that might break a few bones, but you know he’ll be acting in America’s interest, for America’s benefit.
He’s the only candidate that sounds like that.
I’m not at all saying it’s the candidate I want, but, I believe, you might be surprised how many people want EXACTLY that candidate.
I may be losing a lot of friends over the coming days and weeks. Whatever you think about taxation, wealth redistribution. gay rights, the ‘right to choose’, having a small or large military, if you are part of the progressive party, you are part of something that is about a lot more than the issues I outlined above.
Progressivism is a de-humanizing, political and corporate class enriching, genocidal, race supremecist ideology of hate and despair.
As we have now entered a stage where progressivism has all but consolidated its stranglehold on the land, it is time for those of us who KNOW what this ideology REALLY is to boldy proclaim our Ezekial warning to the land.
Repent of your embrace of evil. Repent of your enabling of wicked, wanna-be tyrants. If you continue to serve and empower the rise of this amoral, liberty-murdering ideology, you will be remembered as one of the dark enablers of evil.
It is time to make clear lines in the sand between those of us who reject the tyranny of this awful ideology and those who continue to serve, promote and make apologies for this doctrine of death.
Progressivism must be destroyed or we must die trying.
This is our Dietrich Bonhoeffer moment.
NOTE: I hate ideologies, not people. I want to destroy power, not people. My hope is that those who support progressivism will have their eyes opened and realize the true ideology that underlies the issues they THINK progressivism is all about. I will be showing what progressivism is in the words of the founders of this dangerous ideology. It’s about so much more than equality and justice, it’s about elitist empowerment and lower class expendability.