We like the Donald. Yes, he’s somewhat of a caricature, but he has the attitude we need in this farcical PC world where everything is governed by its liberal definition of comme il faut. The first reason we like him is that unlike anyone else on the political scene, he is willing to stand up to Obama and unafraid to say what is obvious regardless of the PC fallout.
Trump has perceptible success as a businessman to stand on in giving his opinion. You cannot argue with his success. He’s been criticized by blacks (among others) for his comments regarding Obama’s citizenship but I doubt any white candidate will be able to lure the largess of the black community to their favor. I wrote about this in an earlier post, “Why 99% of blacks still support Obama.”
For the most part, we’ll need to discount the possibility of black support for the conservative candidate in 2012. There are too many uninformed whites AND blacks AND hispanics who support Obama. These folks are either terminally dependent on the government or clueless of what is happening to our country. Call me naive, but I still refuse to believe if they were astute enough to understand the latter they would not support Obama in 2012.
Another reason we like Trump is because he is unafraid of criticism. I have to laugh when people say to me, “You’d want Donald Trump, or Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney, etc. in the White House?” My reply is always, “You’re OK with 4 more years of Obama?” I’d support Mickey Mouse if he ran against the man-child we have now. Obviously White House advisor David Plouffe (I like to call him Mr. Fluff) is confident the country would rather have America’s demise than the likes of Donald Trump:
Plouffe suggested Trump may be a bigger problem for Republican primary candidates.
“I think I saw Donald Trump kind of rising in some polls, and given his behavior and spectacle the last couple of weeks, I hope he keeps on rising because there is zero chance that Donald Trump would ever be hired by the American people to do this job,” Plouffe said.
Hey, Fluff, if we put B.O. in the White House, what makes you think we wouldn’t hire ANYONE to do this job? And Trump is a million times more qualified to do the job of running this country than Obama. At least Trump has run SOMETHING beyond a political campaign.
And Trump responded to Plouffe in kind:
Trump countered that he represents Obama’s biggest nightmare in the 2012 race and that the White house is running scared.
“I know for a fact that I am the only candidate they are concerned with,” Trump told The Daily News. “They are very concerned because I am challenging him as to whether or not he was born in this country where there is a real doubt.”
“He should focus on properly dealing with the Chinese, the Saudis and all of the other nations that are ripping off the United States instead of making up quotes about Donald Trump,” the “Apprentice” host blustered on. “Barack Obama has done a terrible job as president.”
Another reason we like Trump is that he has more than an inkling about what has happened and is happening to manufacturing and business in this country and he is determined to do something about it. From AmericanManufacturing.org:
Good for Trump, calling it like it is. He says that “China is an abuser. China is not our friend.” And he offers a very simple prescription for dealing with Beijing:
We tell China, that if you don’t stop manipulating your currency, we’re going to put a 25 percent tax on your products that come into the United States.
Ironically, Trump’s views mirror those of the American public, according to a recent AAM national economic poll.
Trump understands that China only respects and responds to a show of strength.
At a time when the GOP has little to offer in the way of presidential candidates, who else (besides Sarah Palin of course), is out there pounding the drum against the establishment? In February, from HotAir.com:
…the alternate school of thought is that you need to be able to cast the broadest net for the most supporters, so getting closer to the center of each axis offers the best path to victory. By that rationale, Tim Pawlenty is clearly the next President of the United States and we may as well just skip the whole election.
Donald Trump is the latest conservative “star” to emerge from the depth of the Tea Party’s despondency with this country’s direction. He hasn’t yet taken the full lashing of the left-wing media as has Sarah Palin. Right now, it would appear, he’s captured our hope for the saving of what’s left of our cherished America.