Skip to comments.I Can't Blame Those Who Will Never Vote For Trump
Posted on 02/29/2016 4:26:12 AM PST by Kaslin
I disagree with those conservatives who say they will never, ever, ever, ever vote for Donald Trump should the GOP embrace his special brand of nonsense and nominate him, but I can't blame them. Hell, I'm about one more round of foolishness away from joining them.
But not quite yet. Trump is the lesser of the candidates, lesser of the conservatives, but also the lesser of the two ancient socialist evils that the Democrats are eenie meenie miney moeing between. At least Trump pretends to embrace capitalism, of a sort. And at least he doesn't seem to hate America, just those Americans who aren't awed by his magnificence.
He's no conservative, that's clear. Trump merely mouths conservative ideas, though to characterize them as "ideas" gives them credit for a thoughtfulness and ideological rigor entirely absent from his experience. But Trump is canny enough to know his audience, and he knows what sells -God, guns, and the glory of the good old U.S. of A. And I like all those things. Perhaps he will continue to find supporting those things useful in the future, meaning that with Trump, at least there's a chance we'll be able to protect these things. But Der Crusty Commissar and the Bar-exam-flunking, pervert-enabling, pantsuited, liberal fascist harridan are actively against those things and everything else good about America. So Trump is marginally better only because he's marginally less likely to turn us into a less tropical version of Venezuela.
Yippee. Can you feel the burn?
It goes without saying that the establishment burned us good by ignoring, when not actively lying to, the same folks Trump has now enlisted. Sure, Trump has attracted some cretins, racists and nimrods, though I'll put his bad apple creepy hangers-on up against Sanders's Occupier freaks any day in a Battle of the Political Fringies for the Worst People Ever trophy. But most of his followers are just regular Americans who are tired of seeing the country they spent their lives building, feeding, defending, and loving stolen from them by weirdos, losers and gender-fluid mutations.
They are sick of being told what to do, what to think and what to feel - and to shut-up. It's not only by the left but by our own side - how many conversations have you heard where those folks who didn't get fancy degrees and who don't work in a nice, clean office get derided as extras from Deliverance?
Trump is their response. Trump is their champion. Trump is their avenger.
But to understand Trump's appeal is not to excuse him. He's as faithful to conservative principles as Bill is to Hillary, and when President Trump rethinks everything he has said during the campaign after moving into the soon-to-be-fabulous White House, his followers stand a fair chance of finding that they are now the blue dress.
Still, my assessment is that if he is nominated (which I think is no done deal for several reasons, like his pummeling in the recent debate) we are slightly better off with him than with one of the Dems - and his huge margins among women and Hispanics throw shade on the hope-over-experience notion that Trump can't beat Hillary. I think he'll beat her like a drum, and the amusement value of this bizarrely-coiffed charlatan driving the brownshirted liberal church lady nuts would almost be worth the risk to our Republic. But those who assess the danger of a President Trump as too great, well, you'll get no argument from me.
In 2012, I undertook the thankless task of trying to convince rabid libertarians that they were better off voting for Romney than remaining pure and in their basements. I was convinced I was right, and I was, in fact, right. But don't look for me to chide my principled conservative friends like Rick Wilson and Erick Erickson when they sit out Election Day. This is a strategic disagreement, and I can't say their strategy is too far off to be valid. Trump is not a conservative, and that's reason enough to shun him.
Trump has the potential to be a disaster of epic proportions. I'd vote for him as the nominee only because neither of the Democrats has the potential not to be. But if that's not enough for you to support him, well, I won't tell you you're wrong. And besides, if he's nominated, I'll be too busy stockpiling food and fortifying my rural apocalypse compound to try to convince you otherwise.
The same people who say don’t for Trump probably said, “elections have consequences” or”differ to the President “ when it came time to support two radical leftist lifetime appointee judges
I don’t vote for liberals. If the Republicans ever nominate a conservative I will be the first in line to vote for him.
My vote will be against Hillary in November.
When Donald Trump wins the nomination, who will the “Never Trump” people vote for?
TRUMP SUPPORTERS SEE THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL.
CRUZ SUPPORTERS SEE WATER SPOTS ON THE GLASS. ;-)
Help us win back control over our lives or you are part of our problem. Continue to wallow in your foolish dream about “conservatism wins every time it’s tried” and you are part of our problem. It doesn’t. The list of conservative candidates who have been pasted on election day is too long to even consider that silly mantra. Hold your breath and kick the floor if you must, but roll out of the way because those who are tired of losing but looking good, have work to do.
For all of those who couldn’t vote for Romney, we thank you for giving us Obama.
Apparently you all thought Romney would be worse than Obama.
Ummmm, really? Even on the campaign trail, he hasn't mentioned many that I recall, other than immigration/the wall.
Has he ever once made any statement that was pro-life, or against abortion?
Has he ever once made any statement that was pro-Christian rights, or against gay marriage?
Has he ever once made any statement that was pro-Israel or anti-Palestine?
Has he ever once made a statement that was for limited government powers?
Has he ever once made a statement that was against race-based laws like Affirmative Action?
That is where Trump is. He is NOT on the political right. He is an exceptional businessman and an opportunist... and yet half here treat him like an improved version of Jefferson. He waves the US flag proudly, and that is the main difference between himself and the modern Democrat party. We used to need more than that to declare someone "right-wing".
If you really want to know what Trump has said about the things you noted, look up Trump on the issues.
I’m talking about politicians not people who frequent a website. I just find it funny that people who ran on securing the border, repealing Obamacare and strong defense find it impossible to vote for someone who has galvanized a lot of people to build a wall, allow interstate bidding for healthcare and waterboarding Isis yet don’t mind Hillary who wants to give voting rights to 11 million new Democrats and probably expand Obamacare. To me it’s obvious that they are more concerned in ensuring only politicians can run for office thus keeping the current situation unchangeable
Give Trump a break. He is a lifelong New York liberal who only recently started to pretend to be a conservative. It will take him awhile to memorize the conservative stance on these issues so he can pretend to be in favor of them.
It's the primary. Hillary isn't on this ballot. Nobody here wants her, and saying otherwise simply makes you a moron.
I think you’ll find that people aren’t supporting him because he’s hitting the right conservative talking points. To be fair, why should they want that. That’s all any of these political fools ever do
President Hillary Clinton will thank your for your support.
I’ve been reading a lot of Never support Trump and Hillary would be better articles. Eric Errison as an example. I think Bill Kristol is another
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