Some of my faint-at-heart, squeamish friends are having a lot of heartburn over the prospect of voting for Donald J. Trump, as opposed to the most corrupt, vulgar politician since Bill Clinton was president; Hillary Clinton.
Some of them are simply self-righteous folks who detest DJT’s flamboyant, Queen’s-bred style and his personal extravagance. Perhaps a bit jealous.
Then there are my pious religious friends who are offended by The Donald’s multiple marriages, and his obvious good taste in woman, rough language, self-promotion, and lack of humility, at least up until now.
I have conservative friends who are squirming like fresh worms on a fishing hook. They don’t think he is conservative, they bristle that he snatched the nomination from whomever, and they don’t much care for their perception of the typical Trump voter. And, they’ll claim that he and the radical Alinskyite, Hillary, “are just the same.”
Finally there are the Krauthammers, Wills, Kristols and Brooks, whose moral preening is, honestly, juvenile, and even obscene. These self-appointed guardians of “mainstream” thought and “conservative values” have ridden bareback on the horse of the elite, making millions of dollars, while the country has disintegrated over the last decade, with none of this outrage for the perpetrators – a corrupt Congress and Barack Obama. Strange.
Is Donald J. Trump dangerous, odd, and unfit for office?
All I can suggest is that we take a quick look at some presidents just since 1961.
John Kennedy? For all his personal charm, this was a really, really weird man. He had massive sexual addictions that were hidden by the press, and indiscriminately, and preferably daily, bedded anything in a skirt even to the point of risking national security. His presidency was snatched from defeat within the city limits of Chicago and the Texas valley by ballot stuffing.
LBJ? There may have never been anyone so corrupt in public office. He outright stole a Senate election in Texas and became fabulously wealthy during his Senate and Presidential years. He also liked the ladies, and was less than discrete. His War on Poverty did for black Americans what his war in Vietnam did for Southeast Asia.
Richard Nixon? This was one tortured man. He had more issues than the Saturday Evening Post. In many ways he was a radical, anti-constitutionalist. Despite his perceived anti-communism, his mishandling of LBJ’s war was a heart-breaking debacle that cost untold human misery. His implementation of Wage Price controls destroyed the economy and formalized lying as a way to do business.
Bill Clinton? Of course, this man was sexually brazen and corrupt almost in a class by himself. Almost. His womanizing and rapes were legendary even before he became President, and his corruption follows him to this day. Net worth? $300 million dollars, ‘nuff said.
Barack Obama? Oh my. Here is another one for the books. We still know next to nothing about this man’s early life, background and school years. No one seems to care. Strangely, no classmates can remember him from his Columbia years and he never wrote a word at Harvard. He’s lost to history. There is a body of evidence about his private life and drug use in Chicago that is pretty saucy. He has classic psychological issues that have been written about extensively, yet, again, no one seems to upset about it. He’s a train wreck and leaves the nation teetering on second world status.
Soooo, back to Mr. Trump after a bit of historical perspective; history speaks for itself.
Even though he was not my first choice in this election, he’s growing on me, a lot. First, I’m reminded that God often – maybe always – uses broken pottery to accomplish His purposes. So the fact that Donald Trump has taken a different road that has led him to this point in time, is no surprise. I’m even coming to believe that he is what we need right now, and that the voters knew it before the pundits and experts.
Many of his positions on the economy, energy, trade and immigration are issues that I share and that I’ve been writing on for years – they are spot on.
He has given a whole slew of really good, detailed speeches recently on these issues; compared to Hillary he is a walking policy manual.
His America First appeal is popular because it is obvious. His urgent message that we need to fix our dangerous immigration policy, stop appeasing radical Islam, and start thinking about and acting on what’s best for America, is resoundingly obvious. His criticism of corrupt cronyism, the status quo, the rigged system, and the special interests is blindingly apparent. It’s inarguable.
If the issues are put aside, the summary of Mrs. Clinton’s private life and personal corruption is to Mr. Trump’s personal story and history a difference so vast as to defy measure.
Every voter has the moral duty to themselves and the nation to vote their personal conscience, of course. However, the scales of history – different than those measures you and I employ in our everyday life – rarely offer such an obvious choice.