By the standards of an honest and sane man, Donald Trump’s current tantrum would be incomprehensible. He is throwing excrement at every wall in sight, attacking every Republican congressional candidate he can remember the name of.
A presidential candidate’s first concern is normally with winning the White House; the second is winning with a majority in both houses of Congress so that he can actually keep some of the promises he made.
In Trump we have something entirely different. Here we have a candidate who is not interested – he refuses to prepare for important debates. His speeches, instead of being presidential, reassuring and statesmanlike, are more like the strutting of a professional wrestler. When his obscene video was released and several Republican candidates, finding this one bridge to far for them, distanced themselves, with Paul Ryan cancelling his joint appearance in Wisconsin. Rather than trying to smooth the waters with contrite apology, Trump declared that the “shackles” were now off and he was reveling in a sense of “freedom” – freedom, it seems, to attack other Republicans and ensure their defeat.
If freedom from civil behavior is what he truly desired, why did he insist on being the Republican nominee? Why was he so intent on capturing the standard that he eagerly trashed every one of the other candidates? It gives credence to suspicion that he has never been a Republican candidate, but rather a Democrat plant. Indeed his background, his entire life story, and his poorly-learned role of “born-again Republican” tends to indicate as much. His clumsy and leaden delivery of what he thinks are conservative “lines” is another dead giveaway. He has never been remotely conservative and he holds no conservative ideals. He and his children have been – even through primary season – registered Democrats in New York.
The leaking of some tell-tale DNC emails tend to confirm this opinion that Trump is nothing but a Democrat plant set up to enable a near-impossible win by Hillary Clinton, an old friend whom he has funded and whom he bribed to attend his lavish third wedding as a “celebrity guest.” It emerges as a planned diversion to crush what looked like a landslide victory year for a truly conservative candidate, recalling a Reaganesque era, shifting America back toward the Constitutional Republic, which has been the goal of conservatives for decades and a nightmare to liberals and progressives who have been on the post-Constitutional gravy train.
Trump surprised everyone by becoming a successful vote-getter during the primaries and went on to unexpectedly clinch the nomination. This had to be surprising to the DNC, but there was nothing to do but ride it out. So Trump, probably carried away with another “success,” began to take the election seriously. He might have a chance at winning. Meanwhile, he has made grandiose promises – a Supreme Court justice “like Scalia,” a wall, jobs, jobs, jobs. He will, single-handedly, make America great again. Roaring crowds of frenzied and frustrated supporters are counting on it.
It is more likely than not that Trump was aware of the Democrats’ plan for him; he probably has no interest in the dry, serious business of actually trying to run a country. It’s nothing like running a casino, with which he has also demonstrated difficulty. But there are all those angry people, all those promises made to them. What if he won?!
It appears that Trump is doing all he can to prevent that from happening. He refuses to inform himself on issues and truly prepare for important debates. The bar is so low for his performance at these events that he declares victory if he doesn’t actually come unglued on national television and begin babbling about how a Miss Universe became fat. In the most recent debate he was considered to have put in a great performance – enough to cement the crumbling support within the party – simply by not chattering incoherently about his private parts or the excess flab of a beauty pageant winner. That is now “success” for Trump. “Preparation” for debates, including tutoring of supposed Republican leaders, is apparently just counseling sessions to try to potty train him so he doesn’t go off on Alicia Machado’s weight again or call anyone a slob or a pig, or perhaps, a “10.”
He is still unaware of political events and military events around the world. He is still in a bubble – an entertainer, a “star” who doesn’t need conform to normal civilized behavior and who gets away with lies. A man who, instead of a sincere apology for unacceptable behavior and insulting and disgusting remarks chose to say, “See? I’m no worse than the last White House rapist! Look at these rape victims! Bill Clinton attacked these women. I’m no worse than he is!” And this is supposed to be a comeback? Can we believe he wants to win?
There is also the problem of the down ticket. Katrina Pierson, Trump’s spokesman, gleefully suggested that the down ticket will lose. Well, isn’t that just great? So if Trump did win, we could all be treated to his next excuse – “I couldn’t build the wall because of a Democrat Congress. I couldn’t nominate a conservative to the bench because of a Democrat Congress.”
Trump doesn’t want a conservative on the Supreme Court. How do we know this? Because if he did he would be doing everything he could to appear like a statesman and he would campaign vigorously for every Republican and conservative who is running in the United States. Instead he is gloating about difficulties these candidates are having, because he threatens them with burning down their political careers out of spite. We know he has NO INTENTION of getting a conservative justice on the court, he has NO INTENTION of fulfilling any of his other promises, except, perhaps, those which comport with his own views and those of other Democrats; universal, single-payer healthcare, government-funded daycare, a $15/hour minimum wage and forced paid maternity leave for starters. He might get his crippling tariffs and his so-called tax cuts which will benefit the top 1%.
Anyone who still thinks Donald Trump is a Republican, that he wants to be President, or that he wants to keep any of his extravagant promises needs to try to fit the pieces together. They just don’t add up to a serious presidential campaign by a genuine Republican candidate, much less a return to Constitutional government or resurgence of a conservative cause. What it does add up to an unstable celebrity plant with a long history of liberal political views and contributions to the farthest-left candidates in the nation playing games and dislocating as many Republican re-election campaigns as possible.
If this is what it looks like, a DNC plant, it is an enormous success. They had a candidate so seriously flawed that almost any of the other 16 Republican candidates (except maybe Ben Carson or Mike Huckabee, knowing what we know now) could have won handily, bringing in with them even larger numbers in the House and Senate, reversing much of what Obama’s administration has done through executive orders and repealing Obamacare. They, correctly, it appears, believed that Hillary Clinton, their pre-selected candidate, could beat only the most ridiculous candidate, never a serious one, and to that end they encouraged in every way the candidacy of Donald Trump. The plan was almost too successful. The twists and turns of fate coupled with a deranged and sick man’s capricious play with low-information Americans who are mad with frustration and anger, have all but guaranteed that not only will Hillary move into the White House, but that she will do so with majorities in both houses of Congress.
Trump has done an amazing job for the Democrats. He is the “only one” who could have ensured that the intensely disliked and untrustworthy Hillary Clinton will be elected; he is also guaranteeing that Congress will fall as well to the Democrats. And get this: for good measure he has destroyed the credibility and honor of even the formerly most upstanding of conservative leaders and corrupted them irremediably and decimated the Republican Party. He was a real bargain. Whoever thought this up over there deserves a prize.
When you go to pull the lever on November 8, think about this. And think what might have been if intellect, and not viscera, had been employed in choosing a candidate – the same mindlessness that has black rioters throwing bricks through the store windows of their own businesses and burning down their own homes – and if honor and sober responsibility had been employed in Cleveland to stop this train wreck instead of brutish arm-twisting to force his nomination.
If you think you need to vote for Trump do so knowing that you are voting for a Democrat and one who is even more dishonest than the ones you are already used to. We have no good option this year. Don’t insult your own intelligence by rationalizing. Accept that you are voting for a violator of women, a fraud, a Democrat posing – albeit poorly – as a Republican, but not an actual Republican. It is understandable that anyone would want to vote against Hillary, but do so knowing that you won’t be getting anything better in Trump. It’s everyone for himself this time.