“Donald Trump is the worst person to ever run for any office, ever.”
— Typical quote, from a typical editorial, from a typical American newspaper run about a gazillion times in the last six months.
I do not come to praise Donald Trump, but I do not come to bury him in a two-ton truckload of bull (manure), either.
He is not my guy in this year’s presidential race. Not that I have one right now. But as a conservative I can tell you that whoever makes the final ballot next November with the “R” next to their name, he will have my vote against either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton.
I can safely predict the kinds of moves John Kasich, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio would make as president. I admit that if Trump is the man, he will be a wild card in some areas, and he may not toe the conservative line as perfectly as I would want.
But after eight years of President Obama, the country has gone as left as I want to see it go, and the prospect of what Trump can deliver beats the certainly of what Sanders or Clinton would do.
But let me take this opportunity to call out the hysterical media, entertainment and political personalities who have made a cottage industry in the last few months of painting Donald Trump to be the illegitimate love (hate) child of Adolf Hitler and Archie Bunker.
To hear the stories, Trump has all the charm of Al Bundy and the psychotic bloodlust of Ted Bundy. Oh, and he hates Mexicans. And Muslims. And fat chicks.
If there is an chubby Muslim lady living in Acapulco, she is likely shaking under a sombrero at the thought of Trump winning the White House.
The man is a bore. He is a big mouth. He makes crude jokes and makes terrible comments about people who disagree with him.
But all you people who make him out to be “the worst thing ever” could do with a real history lesson.
Hitler didn’t make crude jokes, he roasted people alive in ovens. Yes, there was a time when Hitler gave fiery speeches that enthralled the masses, but they were less controversial at the time they were made than similar “counter-culture” speeches given in their day by Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jesus Christ.
Trump rallies are quite the sight, but have you seen any footage from a Bernie Sanders rally? Trump’s pro-border, anti-illegal alien speeches would be controversial, but right at home in any era of American politics. You put Sanders and his plans in front of most Americans living and voting in 1950, and he and his followers would be run out of the country on Senator Joe McCarthy’s Commie Express.
Trump wants a wall and real immigration enforcement on our Mexican border. That doesn’t make him a “racist” anymore than a person who owns a home with a locking front door. The door is there to control who comes in and out. The lock is there in case the person you refuse to allow in your home, decides to force the issue. (Point of order, in Georgia, if you have someone trying to force their way into your home illegally, against your expressed wishes, you are allowed to defend your property with deadly force.)
Folks want to know why Trump doesn’t want a wall on the Canadian border. Simple. It is not a problem there like it is to the south.
Good news on this illegal immigration front; neither Trump or Congress has to enact new legislation to get any of this business done. It is already the law. Can you believe Trump (and most Republicans) catch Hell because they simply want to enforce existing law that is undeniably and most assuredly constitutional?
Trump wants to keep unvetted Muslims from entering the country. Good. Smart move. You know, kinda like when there is a knock at the (locked) door at your house in the middle of the night, and you ask, “Who’s there?” Believe it or not, asking such a question is “vetting” for the average homeowner. You would want to know who you are letting in to your abode in the wee small hours, and I am going to predict that most of you would be pretty thorough in that questioning. Such precautions do not make you a “xenophobe,” they make you a “smart cookie.”
As far as Trump being sexist, I have to laugh at this accusation. He makes a couple of rude remarks about Rosie O’Donnell (who hasn’t?), a vague comment about Megyn Kelly’s “issue of blood” and, yes, he has loved (and dumped) a ton of pretty women in his life. That makes him Richard Nixon (rude comments), Lyndon Johnson (crude comments) and JFK/Bill Clinton (tail hounds) combined and perhaps on his way to being the best American president in history. (Yes, I am wearing out the hyperbole, imagine that.)
While LBJ’s ding-dong comments were usually off mic, they were far more graphic and, according to eyewitness, made complete with a “show and tell” session.
Trump has said and done a lot of odd things, but as history as shown us, so have many of the American presidents in our lifetime.
Worst candidate ever? No.
An Adolph Hitler in the making? Not even close. And people who say such things need to get a clue, and read a history book.