Have you made your choice for Republican candidate yet?
My enthusiastic but asterisked support for Trump came from what appears to be his unabashed love of America, honest talk, and unapologetic and relentless exposure of the Left and its patently stupid and massively destructive positions on virtually every issue vital to the sustainability of America. But that asterisk was as strong as Trump’s straightforward language, and has always signified the doubt of his conservatism. On that note, as El Rushbo said this week, Trump probably doesn’t care to identify his political leanings as conservative or liberal. Trump is Trump.
But this week we got a glimpse of how Trump operates when he competes, and in the race to save America, it’s not all good.
The Birther Movement bubbled up again, this time directed at Ted Cruz. This issue has been definitively put to bed multiple times. I won’t link anything here but you can look it up yourselves. To use the example Mark Levin often uses, if a pregnant, foreign diplomat came to the United States and had to have her baby here, that baby would not be a US citizen. On the reverse side, if a US citizen gives birth to a baby in England, that baby is not a British citizen. “Subject to the jurisdiction of” is the key phrase here. When we are born, we are all subject to our mother’s jurisdiction or nationality. Ted Cruz’s mom was a US citizen at the time she gave birth to him in Canada. Put simply, you cannot confer citizenship on your offspring different from your own. Ted Cruz is both a US citizen and, by nature of his birth by a US mother, eligible to be president.
It’s disconcerting to see Trump take up support of the question of Cruz’s eligibility.
From The Right Scoop:
“I’d like to see Ted Cruz get some kind of court order proving he can run for president.”
Frankly, I don’t know if Trump is being unctuously coy so he can innocently say, “I want to beat [Cruz] on his own merit” or he honestly does want a fair fight. But since this issue is settled I think Trump should back off, or watch his numbers dip and Cruz’s number rise.
On to Trump’s substance. What he says today is great: He wants America to be strong economically and militarily, and he wants to keep us physically safe. Good stuff.
But what about these issues?
— Donald Trump gave over $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
— Trump has given $541,650 to Democrats—more than he gave to Republicans over the same period of time
— In 2008, Donald Trump supported Obama’s campaign
— Trump has switched parties at least five times since the 1980s
— His disgusting abuse of government power/eminent domain
— Donald Trump, in 2000, supported gun control, abortion, higher taxes and socialized healthcare
— Donald Trump Stood against Pro-1st amendment Conservatives when facing radical Islam
— He wants Oprah Winfrey on his ticket
All of these would be grudgingly acceptable if Donald Trump had come forth with an honest story about his conversion to conservatism, about how wrong he was to support anything the Left advocates. So far, we have seen nothing of the kind, and I don’t think we’re going to.
So as we approach the Iowa Caucus, for me it’s Cruz or Rubio. Because Rubio saddled up with Chuck Schumer and the infamous Gang of 8 bill which would essentially grant amnesty to even more illegal aliens, Rubio’s out.
Ted Cruz, all the way home.