My Thoughts on Trump
So what are your thoughts on the election? This is a question I get 2 or 3 times a day. People are surprised when I have something positive to say about Trump rather than bashing him. I stopped attacking candidates a long time ago. Yes, I will admit I slip from time to time. On the whole, they are no different than us.They are human beings with families, sons, daughters, spouses etc. They make good choices and bad choices and choices that they regret. We are all not that much different. However, what separates us is our ideologies.
Ideology – the body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc., that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group. www.dictionary.com
These candidates all have their ideologies. Bernie Sanders seems like a nice enough guy. If I were a socialist and believed in higher taxation and wealth distribution, I would vote for him in a minute. Hillary Clinton would appeal to me if I were an establishment Democrat and the lover of die hard politics and supported her desire for power. Ted Cruz, well, I appreciate his mastery of the constitution and his ability to debate. However, he comes across to me as someone who wants to be a career politician. I just can’t get passed that with him. Marco Rubio is trying to hitch on to the Reagan brand. His adoption of the Ronald Reagan ideology doesn’t seem a fit for his personality or really believable.
That leaves Trump. Trump is a fit for most of my ideology which I have to be true to. Now my ideology like yours is diverse and complex. He of course does not come close to checking all of the boxes. I don’t care for how he treats people. He comes across as a bully at times. I am not into name calling.
I would like someone whose sole objective is to glorify God and God alone. If a candidate campaigns with God, you really won’t know if that is a strong commitment until you watch them in action over a period of years. At least with Trump, you see what you are getting. He doesn’t mix words.
What I like about Trump is that he blows up the political system with that brashness. He funds his own campaign so no one owns him. Finally, he is the best bet to fix the biggest problem that we have in America – cronyism.
Cronyism – the practice of partiality in awarding jobs and other advantages to friends or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between politicians and supportive organizations. Wikipedia
Said another way, Cronyism is the practice of taking care of those who take care of you. It seems more like politicians spend their time in office working towards the next campaign and staying elected than getting anything done and what they get done is motivated by cronyism. They do this by doing favors and taking care of those who can keep them in office. It is such a broken system.
Cronyism is why we are 19 trillion dollars in debt. Cronyism is why we have a broken healthcare system. Cronyism is at the heart of every problem in America. Politicians taking care of their friends who keep them in office. Of course, a system without term limits, allows and fosters the growth of cronyism.
Politicians don’t get things done. Politicians aren’t tough enough with our enemies. Trump’s ego (like it or not) wouldn’t allow for either of those things to happen. He is the best bet to blow up politics and maybe reshape the way things are done in Washington. He doesn’t care what you think. He doesn’t care if you agree with him or not. Finally, he will say anything that is on his mind. He has no filter. Yes, I know. People wished he had a filter. He is far from a politician.
People are sick and tired of Washington and Trump’s message resonates with the ideology of bringing back the power to the people and taking it from Washington. Now, who knows if he would get anything done. Who knows if he would be effective? You can say that about anyone of them. They are all unknowns.
Finally, I do believe he is the best bet to beat Hillary. It is going to take someone tough to beat the Clinton Machine. It will also take non-conventional methods to win. Politicians are to conventional. What my democratic friends don’t understand is how bad it is in Europe. With 4 more years of Bernie or Clinton, we will be Europe.
Although there are a lot of things that I don’t like, Trump is at the heart of what I believe is the solution to the problem of politics as usual. At least out of that group of candidates, Trump is the only one who has a real chance of creating change.