Once again, the establishment pundits on both sides thought they were sure that Donald Trump had sunk his campaign by saying something ridiculous. And once again, they were wrong.
The Donald even doubled down on what he said — and the first and second statements were factually correct (albeit, with some dramatic flair) and made complete sense.
And once again, he shot up in the polls. I contest that not only do Americans, by and large, like what he is saying on most subjects, but they also respect him for not walking back on his statements.
This time, the subject was the controversial topic of water boarding terrorists. True to his form, here was Trump’s response:
“This morning, they asked me a question: Would you approve water boarding? Would I approve water boarding? Would I approve water boarding? Well, let me ask you a question. On the other side they chop off our young people’s heads and they put them on a stick. On the other side, they build these iron cages and they put 20 people in them. They drop them into the ocean for 15 minutes and pull them up 15 minutes later. Would I approve water boarding? You bet your ass I’d approve it.”
This not only makes complete sense, but it is factually correct.
A well-known talk show host has recently titled the media and establishment’s obsession with getting rid of Trump as “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” a play off of “Bush Derangement Syndrome” (which one will remember was the Left’s obsession with destroying George W. Bush). The theory behind this is that if they can just get rid of Trump, Carson will be right behind. Then they can marginalize Cruz either Establishment candidate, Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio, can coast into the GOP nomination.
Of course, either one of the Establishment’s candidates would get trounced by Hillary Clinton, if she hasn’t already been arraigned on felony charges by the time the election rolls around. It didn’t bother the GOP Establishment in 2008 and 2012 when they put forth their choice candidates and lost. It also didn’t bother the DNC Establishment because they knew that the GOP candidates were not strong enough to win.
I will never understand why the GOP listens to the mainstream media when they talk about the “type” of candidate that the GOP “needs” in order to win. Given that the MSM is firmly in bed with the DNC, why in the world would the GOP listen to their opponents? It makes no sense.
If I were a liberal pundit without the best intentions for the GOP in mind, I’d tell them to get the worst candidate possible. Or, at least the worst candidate possible without it being blindingly obvious. It makes no sense why the GOP would listen to the mainstream media … unless they LIKE losing.
Yet here they are again, pushing a pair or candidates that the People do not want: Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush.
Rather than the People being out of touch with what the GOP Establishment wants, perhaps it is the GOP who is out of touch with what the People want. After all, they are meant to represent the People, not give the People something they don’t want and tell them to suck it up.
In 2008, the Republican Establishment said they couldn’t get anything done until they had a majority in the House of Representatives. In 2010, the voters gave them the House. And they did nothing to stop the constant pushing of the far-left liberal agenda coming out of the White House by the petulant child who currently resides there. Then, the excuse was that they couldn’t do anything unless they had the Senate, too.
In 2014, the voters gave the GOP Establishment the Senate as well. And they did nothing to stop the radical agenda being enacted by our Dictator-in-Chief. The excuse was that they couldn’t do anything until they had the White House as well.
For seven years, the GOP establishment has done nearly nothing to even slow the advancement the Left’s extremist agenda. Given that, what is the point of giving this group of spineless cowards the White House?
An Outsider is needed. Or at least a Maverick. Carson might not be the answer, but at least he hasn’t been part of the problem up until now. Cruz has been the epitome of a Maverick, bucking the GOP Establishment at every turn. And The Donald, despite his questionable past Democratic affiliations, is actually talking about things that the general American populace is concerned about, rather than the mealy-mouthed platitudes and double-speak that we, through our own inaction and failure to hold politicians accountable, have come to expect from the political Establishment on both sides.
The Establishment will stop at nothing to destroy the Outsiders. They’ve gone after Trump first, but the attacks on Ben Carson are beginning, and failing. The attacks on Ted Cruz will come soon enough.
We cannot afford this lack of intestinal fortitude anymore. We must hold our representatives accountable — they have done an excellent job of not listening to their constituents for the last seven years.
If the Establishment continues to ignore the ‘We the People,’ sooner or later, the People are going to take more direct action, and America as we know it may not survive.