I say: “Since the Vietnam War, a war America became engaged in by John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, and for very good reasons for America and the Free World at the time, Republicans have been held to a much higher standard of morality, intelligence, accomplishment, looks, speech, honesty, sexual adjustment, competence, preparedness, college grades, general information, biography, heritage, and so on and so on than Democrats……..by the press, the racists, the Marxists, the professors and clerics of the smushy American world of education and Biblical teachings. Evidence is overwhelming……..and just a glance at the dishonest, disingenuous present president’s background will give one enough the evidence to make any and all comparisons embarrassing.
Mr. Obama was completely an incompetent, a pretender, a liar, an isolate, an American hater by education, church affiliation, and training, and that is just a beginning. Worse, he wasn’t brought up through the rigors of growing up through the American maturing systems. He was a political tool who was not black, nor white, but white black, and not black white, who had a black’s gift of tongue and deceit, not uncommon among members of disenfranchised groups or groups who preach disenfranchisement and ‘poor me’ politics. All of the above ‘gifts’ made Mr. Obama a supremely qualified Democrat of our day……the Marxist kind. That he was empty on most qualities of good character didn’t seem to matter.
I am proud Republican conservatives are held to a higher cloud……..and more than a cloud for most……but not all.
The mystery to me and therefore, perhaps, to America is where Donald Trump belongs between Obama and the cloud.
I am thrilled, as I have written previously, at the Trump candidacy…..Unlike my tv hero Charles Kratuhammer, I felt that his announcement to run for president was for real from the very beginning. Occasionally, there is brilliance associated with a certain amount of ignorance in life which might have been my advantage on this one.
But Trump is a Milky Way of American experience compared to this conartist from Chicago, the student of Bill Ayers and Saul Alinsky, and ‘son’ of Jeremiah “Goddamn America” Wright.
Donald Trump MAY…….just MAY become… Margaret Thatcher in pants. Can anyone doubt he is fully, unabashedly, an American? And that his temper rising when he describes America in its present state, is phony like Obama when he talks American? And he is a convert to conservatism, either there as a newby, or on his way…..and there is no greater devotee for good American values than a CONVERT!
Unfortunately, he’s not gay or lesbian, black or Native American or Latino and not even a transgender women voters can feel sorry for……or related to the Kennedys , greasy John Kerry, or part owner of the New York Times or CBS. A Leftwing Jew still might be good for a Democrat, but too many American Christians these days are devoted to Israel to let this blood line pass for a GOP presidential track runner. With new kid Donald playing on our block, who knows?
So here is an article found at RealClearPolitics in the Des Moines Register this morning…..about our Donald and Iowa:
“Donald Trump faces a great deal of skepticism from Republicans in Iowa, who are not yet convinced he’s White House material, according to interviews with more than 20 party leaders from the 10 counties that turned out the most Republican caucusgoers in 2008.
“The consensus is, he’s a little on the joke side,” said Cory Adams, 34, chairman of the Story County Republicans, after a meeting last week with 30 Republicans. No one at the meeting responded to Adams’ invitation to speak on Trump’s behalf.
Suzan Stewart, 59, who was on the Woodbury County GOP central committee until January, said: “I think everyone thinks he’s on a publicity scheme. I don’t think he’s proven his conservative credentials at all.”
Stewart, a corporate lawyer in Sioux City, added: “I’m looking for someone who’s more than a TV star and a casino owner to be my president.”
It’s tradition for Iowa’s county party chairmen to say that all potential presidential candidates are welcome and will get a good listen – and almost all said that about Trump. But just two from the 10 counties did so without voicing reservations.
Still, several are going to Trump’s speech at a GOP fundraising dinner in Des Moines in June – his first visit to Iowa as a potential presidential candidate. They said their perceptions may change after that.
Trump, a flamboyant real estate mogul, expects to move past the caricatures of himself and win over Iowans, he said in a telephone interview last week with The Des Moines Register.
“I will make Iowa a major focus of my campaign,” he said, then quickly added: “If I run.”
When Trumps talks, it sounds like a foregone conclusion he intends to dive into the presidential fray. He said he’ll announce his next step shortly after the May 22 finale of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” a TV program where contestants work to raise money for charities.
Trump also said he intends to spend a lot of time in Iowa, to explain that he’s opposed to the federal health care reform law, to same-sex marriage and to abortion except under limited circumstances, and that he has ideas for reviving the economy.
“Iowa is very, very important to me,” he said. “I love what Iowa represents. It represents to me a work ethic that a lot of other places don’t have. And I think I’ll do well in Iowa because, you know, my ethic is very much like the people of Iowa.”
The skepticism among Iowa GOP county activists mirrors Republicans’ sentiments nationwide.
The latest New York Times/CBS News poll found 35 percent of Republican voters nationally view Trump favorably and 32 percent unfavorably, but about 60 percent don’t believe he’s a serious candidate. Massachusetts Republican Mitt Romney, whom Republicans said they were most enthusiastic about, had a 42 percent favorability rating.
About polling in general, Trump said: “I spoke to one of the pollsters, who I don’t know. He said, ‘You know, Mr. Trump, if you ever announce that you’re running, your poll numbers are going to go way up. … They think you’re just having a good time, and they think you’re P.T. Barnum,’ he said. ‘And they don’t want to waste their polling vote on you.’ “
While there is undoubtedly some starry-eyed buzz about Trump among the general public in Iowa, die-hard caucusgoers deft at stripping the bark off candidates are coolly analyzing his stances and personal history – the flip-flops (on universal health care, abortion, gay marriage), the divorces (Ivana Trump, Marla Maples), the bankruptcies (Taj Mahal casino, Trump Plaza Hotel, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Trump Entertainment Resorts), the casinos (three in Atlantic City) and the political contributions to big Democrats (Harry Reid, Ted Kennedy and others).
Trump, who is now in his sixth year of marriage to Melania, owns a portfolio of skyscrapers, golf courses and beauty pageants, and has made plenty of generous contributions to Republicans, too.
He told the Register his philosophies have changed over the years and now “I’m a very conservative person. Extremely conservative.”
Ames resident A.J. Spiker, 31, a real estate agent and a former chairman of the Story County Republicans, will take some convincing of that.
“It’s not just one piece of baggage with him, it’s a whole lot,” he said. “I don’t see him as a viable candidate.”
Can the billionaire overcome the skepticism? Political analyst Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia is doubtful.
“He would need a less arrogant, boastful personality and a different political history with far less party and issue flip-flopping,” he said. “To the best of my knowledge, neither is possible with current technology.”
That doesn’t mean Trump, a father of five with two grandchildren and one on the way, couldn’t make some progress in Iowa.
“It just means he’d have to devote days on end to intensely personal Iowa campaigning,” Sabato said.
The top two finishers in the 2008 Republican caucuses, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won, and Romney, who came in second, each spent more than 70 days campaigning in the state.
Trump within the past few months has focused his attention – and money – on one Iowa city: Newton. In October, Trump saw CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes” piece about the town, where hundreds of people lost their jobs in 2007 when Whirlpool Corp. bought Maytag and closed the appliance factory there. Trump shelled out cash to help a few hard-hit residents.
“That whole Maytag situation, it’s a disgrace,” he told the Register.
Karen Balderston, president of the Linn County Republican Women, predicts Trump will make a hard push to woo Iowans – sit in living rooms and coffee shops, do the pork-sandwich circuit at the Iowa State Fair and roam rural communities.
“I think I could see him doing that for a time, at least to try to change people’s minds about him,” said Balderston, 62, a farmer in rural Alburnett. “I just don’t know that that would be enough.”
In the modern history of the Iowa caucuses, which dates to 1972, celebrity has failed to persuade voters. No nonpolitician celebrities – defined as people who have become famous through the mass media of TV, film, music and magazines – have won in that era, but a couple have finished in the top three, Drake University political science professor Dennis Goldford pointed out.
Religious conservative Pat Robertson, who rose to fame on the televised “700 Club,” captured 24.6 percent support in 1988, but his second-place finish was far behind Bob Dole’s 37.4 percent. Eventual nominee George H.W. Bush, vice president at the time, wound up with 18.6 percent.
Steve Forbes, a celebrity thanks to his wealth and Forbes magazine, took second in 2000 with 30.5 percent to George W. Bush’s 41 percent.
Support for candidates can remain highly fluid until caucus night. Before the Iowa caucuses in January 2008, the Register’s Iowa Poll in October 2007 had Romney leading the Republican field, with Fred Thompson second and Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani fighting for third. By December, Huckabee led, with Romney second and Giuliani third – but more than 50 percent of likely caucusgoers said they could still change their mind about which candidate to support. On caucus night, Huckabee and Romney finished first and second. Giuliani, who spent comparatively little time campaigning in Iowa, fell to sixth.”
A PS Comment: I forgot to mention that I suspect Donald is a good saleman…….a very effective salesman……a salesman who know what he wants!
Go D O N A L D……that’s a D O N A L D! Shake them all up!
And if I were advisor to Donald, I’d tell him to contact Paul Ryan asap, and secure him at whatever cost it Might take to be his running mate……a great, great choice for veep.
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