Well, I know this will be unpopular with some readers. But, I call a spade a spade.
In elections, character matters. In life, character matters. The most recent drama exemplifies why I will never vote for, nor support Donald Trump. He’s a scumbag.
For those who may not know, a PAC recently aired an ad with a near naked Mrs. Trump stating that ‘this is your next first lady’. Classless and tasteless, to be sure. The PAC is called “Make America Awesome”, which is an anti-Trump PAC, but, not a pro-Cruz PAC. It has no affiliation with Cruz. Indeed, it would be a federal crime were the PAC to coordinate with the Cruz campaign, which, they wouldn’t because they’re not pro-Cruz.
Undeterred by facts and any sense of reality or decency, Trump, via Twitter, personally threatened to attack Mrs. Cruz in some bizarre from of retaliation. Cruz, via Twitter, let Trump know the ad wasn’t from his campaign. He also stated that personal attacks on family members was off-limits. Again, not to be deterred, Trump posted some unflattering images of Mrs. Cruz.
I can only assume this was done because “the Donald” as compensation issues with his lack of physical manhood. Perhaps, little Marco was right. No one does that sort of crap unless they have serious issues with their comfort of being a “man”. It’s like the guy who buys a Corvette and then bad-mouths Mustang owners.
When I blogged regularly, I couldn’t tell you how many times I cringed when I saw other bloggers attacking Mrs. Obama for her looks …. simply because they hated Obama’s policies. I think I wrote maybe two or three posts attacking Michelle ….. because she advocates starving our children. Never because whether or not she was appealing to my eyes.
People who do that sort of thing are scumbags. They are low-lifes. They are certainly unworthy to represent the American people. Character matters. And, it matters a lot to me.
So, in response to Trump’s boorish behavior, I would write many more paragraphs, but, I think Cruz said it better than I can.
He is a sniveling coward.
You can read various accounts of this roil, here, here, and here, and other places.
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Guarranteeing more lost American lives and livelihoods is the definition of character. Interesting.
I’m not sure I followed that one???
Not voting For Trump is a vote Hillary’s character. You’ll be voting one way or another, even if you stay home.
Well, not even policy differences, more than Cruz is just in his way. …….. You have one who fantasizes about being able kill someone and no one caring, and another, because she wielded such power, in essence, did. The other just lusts after the same power.
I have yet to see the distinction in character between Hillary and Trump. And, the more I look for it, the more I know there is very little in differences. One is pandering to one side, the other, the other side. Neither has the conviction of character. Neither has the conviction of anything other than themselves. Hell, it was just a couple of years ago they were both humping each other’s legs!
‘What good is a wall if he’s just going to let more in legally?’
Americans finally having at least the possibility of a say in the matter. We can no longer allow the decision to be solely left to anyone who feels like taking a walk in the sun.
And? A guy who would attack another man’s wife because of policy differences will do sooooo much better? I would vote one scumbag in over another?
Tell me how his character and decision making would make Americans safer than Hillary’s.
I just have less faith that Hillary is lying about what she says she will do. And done.
Well, there is that. We all know what Hillary is. It’s hard to imagine anyone worse. I just want to demand someone I know is better.
I truly do understand what you’re saying, and what many others are saying. I’ve just reached my limit. I can’t vote for someone who I believe is marginally less worse than someone else. I just can’t do it, anymore.
A fast ride to hell vs a slower more torturous ride to hell? For me, the answer is “no”. We will forever be tormented by such choices until we all say “no”.
And, if to hell we are bound, then, let’s get there quickly, so we can start cleaning house sooner.
That wording may have been unclear:
What’s more dangerous? Trump’s platform turning out to be lies, or Hillary’s agenda almost certainly turning out to be the truth.
Attacking a man’s wife or one of your husband’s victims.
Flip flopping during a campaign or blaming four deaths on a video.
At least try to apply the brakes. Then turn away from edge.
That’s what I’m saying. He’s not going to turn away from the edge. He’s not really even advocating such. ….. What good is an imaginary wall when he rethinks his visa stance in the midst of some pushback? Without his wall advocacy, what is it from Trump’s presidential aspirations would cause anyone to vote for him? What good is a wall if he’s just going to let more in legally?
Yes, that’s degrees of what’s worse. But, then, that’s only while Trump is running for office. How much worse do you believe it will be if he actually gets there?
Or, to put it another way, do you believe he’ll suddenly have more or less convictions if he gets into office? Once he’s in power, will he know the line between “Attacking a man’s wife or one of your husband’s victims”? —– I truly and fully believe he will not know the difference.
“Flip flopping during a campaign or blaming four deaths on a video.” ——- Would Trump understand the difference as you and I do?
He’s already demonstrated how he’s going to act on the national stage. Is there any indication he’ll act any differently on an international stage? I don’t know the answer to this question, is Putin’s wife attractive?————- A person with the emotional maturity of a 12 y/o will not represent me in any form nor manner.
Not that any of this matters. Leftin, here’s what I’ve been trying to tell the readers and anyone else who cares to listen. There is absolutely no possibility of Trump getting elected. Even if Trump gains the Repub nomination, and even if there’s no 3rd party effort, he won’t win. Once he gets nominated, you’ll see a torrent of bad press, and he’ll provide a never ending amount of talking points daily. The fact is, the new media isn’t up to speed, yet. No presidential campaign can withstand what he’ll go through if he wins the nomination. They are laying in wait for him, hoping he wins. Helping him win.
MSNBC had nothing on this issue I posted about the last time I checked. Think on that for a second. This issue and this alone is enough to bury him with at least 30% of the population. They will play this out, over and over again, along with some of his more abhorrent misogynist attacks (Fiorina and more). Couple that with the fact that there are millions of conservatives like me who just won’t. The establishment Repubs won’t do anymore than give a weak lip service ….. even if I became convinced he’s better than Hillary …. that doesn’t win anything. How does that convince people to get out of bed and vote for him? He doesn’t suck as bad as the other guy/gal? If Trump wins the Repub nomination, he loses in a landslide. It’s self defeating.
I’m all about lost causes! I’m sympathetic to the Confederacy! I think states should be able to withdraw from the Union if the people choose! I fully believe this and would argue this until the Kingdom comes! But, I can’t argue for Trump.
All valid beliefs concerning Trump. I’ll still vote against the actual data we have on Hillary.
March 24, 2016 at 8:47 pm
“Without his wall advocacy, what is it from Trump’s presidential aspirations would cause anyone to vote for him?”
He identified Islam as a problem. This sounds trivial but it’s not. The entire established political class of the West is in denial about this. Outsiders like Trump, SD, UKIP, FN, AfD identify it. This is the necessary shift. If I were American it would make the devisive difference for me to vote for him. This qualitative and necessary shift is the abandonment of PC. ALL of those who refuse to identify Islam as the problem are in the thralls of PC. We cannot afford them anymore. 28,000 attacks in 15 years worldwide. Too much. It is now time for another Reconquista. That means the extermination of PC. It is high time.
I agree with Dirk…
There’s never been a candidate that I didn’t have to hold my nose….even Reagan when he was running….and he turned out to be my favorite…
If we aren’t a minority already…we might as well be…..our days of winning elections on our convictions are over…
if it wasn’t for Trump….there wouldn’t even be a Cruz right now..Cruz didn’t stand a chance
We would be looking at a run off between Bush and Rubio…
…and chanting religion of peace and how great open borders are
…for that alone…Trump gets my unwavering gratitude
“…would make the devisive difference for me to vote for him. …”
‘That means the extermination of PC. It is high time.’
Good luck. Other religions with this many followers tend to last thousands of years. And the PC religion has a widespread exposure advantage that the others couldn’t even begin to imagine, when they were in their early stages.
PC is cultural Marxism. Their numbers are tiny; it’s just that they man the system media. They can be routed in a day.
When 28,000 attacks in 15 years haven’t been able to accomplish that?
They are being routed. Their media are dying. Sweden already has to keep its newspapers alive with taxpayer money. Nobody buys them. Nobody listens to them.
Newspapers have no more ad revenue. Writers are getting payed next to nothing. That’s why they scream ever louder for socialism. It’s their death scream.
I think much of that is just a side effect of the digital age. I think millions do still buy their propaganda, when they purchase internet access.
“I think much of that is just a side effect of the digital age.”
Of course – because the Internet offers a plurality of voices; and the ability to watch and read who you want whenever you want. That’s why EU Kommissars and Pan-Europa-parties work so hard to try to censor it. Without much success. What they manage best is censor their OWN media, turning them into ridiculous mockeries of media. In that regard, their efforts must be APPLAUDED.
” I think millions do still buy their propaganda, when they purchase internet access.”
It’s not about the money. The state can always keep them alive with tax money. It’s about whether anyone listens to them.
But, my point is, the PC-ers can also just as easily go online for their doctrine as to the printed mediium. Doesn’t mean they’re receiving any less of that foolishness. How many hits does CNN.com get a day?
Heck, if all newspapers suddenly went conservative I still doubt I’d ever buy one again. We’ve got real-time updated info on even our phones.
Simple. PC like all cults operates by controlling the information available to cult victims/members. Plurality of opinions destroys cults. That’s why SJW’s (and governments) are totally dependant on censorship / information control. That’s why Twitter gets censored since Dorsey returned. They NEED it for their survival like a vegetarian needs vegetables. I wanted to say like a vampyre needs blood but that’s too gory.
True, but, the Buddhists have been going to their temples for five(?) thousand years. Christians to their churches for a couple. Muslims to their mosques for 1500.
The PCers will seek also out their churches. Pass their beliefs to their children. Rally around their victories. Encourage each other through Twitter.
They’re going nowhere very soon.
Heh. Hiking on a trail wih a cellphone.
Progressive paradise Emory University destroyed. Students in pain and panic.
LOL!!!! Yes, I saw that! I was going to write on that, and say that this stuff makes me want to support Trump ……. until I saw him escalate his stupidity.
Yeah, And whose super pac started this, well it obviously wasn’t Ted, but the RINO’s and the estab’s that don’t want either of them, but apparently just lately support Cruz! Amazing idnit! And remember once the LSM is done praising Cruz to get rid of Trump, then they will do the same to Cruz, because it’s the same old same old all over yet again with the media party! So don’t give the BS that Teddy didn’t know this was happening, he was counting on it and got it back in spaces, if you want to call a spade a spade.
The thing with Cruz was he was born Canadian, and you were all against Zero because of his shady past but now love this Cruz knowing what you know, and after the BS he did to Carson, All trust is gone, Ya can’t get dirter than that right, but maybe with some outside Pac. Shady is the word here! But with that in mind, if it was him or Hillary, I wouldn’t have think to think about it, He may be shady but you know Hillary, I’d vote Cruz if I could, But I’d vote Trump before Cruz!
so tell me again….
Not Islam. Justifiable outrage over the exploitation of rabbits, and the demeaning coloration of chicken eggs.
Yep, it’s never the religion of so called peace, but maybe if they got their way there would be peace, But I doubt there would be peace. There would be only them and infidals still, and ya know what they do to infidals.
Well the Quran is a very simpel war manual. The cult leader declares a different group he wants fought infidels. If Islam managed to kill all Christians, the next day it would split, well it already has multiple times, and the groups would call the respective other group infidels and the killing would just go on.
Where the in-group is, there is Dar Al Salam, the House of peace. Everywhere else is Dar Al Harb.
So for a Saudi Sunni, shiite Iran is already Dar Al Harb and vice versa.
It doesn’t matter anymore, they will allways twist and turn it to suit thein needs when it is needed. That is the religious dogma in general, and it isn’t just them, Just saying.
I’m having a real hard time with all this…brains going in circles
It’s obviously a hate crime….and it’s obviously a certain distinct group of people
…and people are claiming that it’s racist to want to deport them
well, obviously the hate crime in and of itself is racist
Then on the other end, we have blacks in this country attacking white people with what they call the knock out game…
which again, is obviously racist and a hate crime….
Is it racist to want to kick racists out of the country??
It’s always the squeaky wheel that gets greased, ya know the loudest. So enough already.If you are in a minority then guess what, chances are you will still be where you are, it is the same in the articy farticy thing, if you are not talented enough then chances are you are not going to be the next biggest thing since sliced bread. But if you are in the majority then it is even harder, so you either have it or you don’t.
And with that is the bottom line, because when they don’t then they become the squeaky wheel and screem racist and sexist. Same story different day\year. How many times have you heard them say it’s 1980 something then it’s 1990 something, and now we hear yet again it’s 2016 like it is yet the dawn of the new understanding. It’s the same PC BS all over yet again, where we have to give and the frail PC crowd can take and then there is the religion of peace that doesn’t give a shit, they just take.
“Police confirmed all those currently involved in investigation were Muslim”
Look! No “Asian”. For once, an EU medium names Islam. This violates Politkommissar Ferrero-Waldner’s censorship order from 2006. That’s when she mandated all EU media to never mention ethnicity and religion of perpetrators.
So. It’s breaking.
Well, we’ll see. How much shifting of the blame to those ‘who have distorted one of the world’s great religions’ stories could you find, today alone.
Our possible next president writes them as well as the current.
And remember, they man much more than the media. They man the education of basically every Western child. And many of the places they’ll later seek employment.
Mean while, the bird-brained continue to flock to Sanders…
Thanks Dirk, will check it out!
On a very tangential, but, techy note ….. My wife recently picked up a contract job. Some places are having a hard time getting their surveillance cameras to work with their computers, suddenly. All the company needs is some tech to hook into the network with a diagnostic tool and let the remote techs take it from there. They sent us the app (tool) to be installed on a laptop. I can now see why they’re having problems. ….. Apparently, they’re using a D-Link network system, as that was the diagnostic tool they sent us. Running the .exe in the normal way, Windows 10 would not install it. Apparently, it lost it’s Windows license. In previous versions of Windows, it would give you an opportunity to run it anyway. In this particular case, it would not. There was no option to run it anyway. The work-around was that you have to install the program using the command-line, as an administrator. Even after the program installs, you have to run it using the command-line, as an administrator.
Microsoft often does things like that. Make the weak mere GUI-using mortals give up in desperation. Only command line users get the goodies. I kinda like that.
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