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Conservatives: It’s Past Time To Tell Donald Trump To Get Lost

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Just what is it about Donald Trump that continues to fascinate conservatives and Republicans?

He was a speaker at CPAC in March. He was also a speaker at the AFP sponsored ‘Freedom Summit’ in New Hampshire this past weekend, and he’s speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans at the end of May.  With all that is mighty and holy I feel like screaming

“Why?!?!”

There is no nice way to say this: Donald Trump is a clown. He’s a charlatan who cares about one thing, and one thing only: Donald Trump.

Republicans and conservatives should be embarrassed that he pretends to be one of them. They should be more embarrassed that they continue to invite him to speak at national events. Donald Trump is yet another person on a long list of people who have flirted with the idea of running for public office. I say “flirt” because they rarely – if ever – run. Their goal is nothing more than self promotion. It’s free PR to run for an elective office, particularly for President.

With 24-hour news, the Internet, and social media, these people can make their ill fated runs, get millions of people to sign up for their mailing lists and finance their travel through donations. In the end, such poseurs fall out of the race before a single vote is cast. They quit because none of them want to see how badly they’d do in front of the actual voting public.

There are a number of reasons that Republicans and conservatives should tell Donald Trump to take a hike. Here are several:

1. He espouses idiotic viewpoints on major issues, and he’s a noted birther.

Trump recently tweeted this ignorance about vaccines and autism:

His absurd descent into birtherism - and not just the passé, “Well, it’s possible the birth certificate is not real” type of birtherism, but the “Obama was born in Kenya/The birth certificate is a fraud/The illuminati are part of this” type – is just as credible as the belief that an alien ship landed in Roswell, NM in the 50′s.

Granted, the birther craziness was actually started by Hillary Clinton supporters, but it has been adopted by people with such personal hatred for Obama that they’d believe any accusation against him. They’ve taken it to a whole new level. For the most part, these people were marginalized within the conservative movement and the GOP. But Trump used his platform to attempt to give it legitimacy.

2. He’s given money to a slew of Democratic candidates and officeholders. 

He has given money to the following Democrats: Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Tom Daschle, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Rahm Emanuel, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Charles Rangel.

What kind of conservative gives money to that many Democratic politicians?

3. He favored positions that no conservative would ever support.

He was a supporter of universal health care and abortion. On taxes, he wanted to implement a 14.25% tax on “wealth” – not on income, but on net worth. Meaning, money that had already been taxed.

As for his allegiance to the GOP, this is what he had to say in 2008:

“I think [Obama's] going to lead through consensus,” continued Trump. “It’s not going to be just a bull run like Bush did. He just did whatever the hell he wanted. He’d go into a country, attack Iraq, which had nothing to do with the World Trade Center and just do it because he wanted to do it.”

Conservatives wanted Jon Huntsman excommunicated for having served in the Obama administration, but Trump is still inexplicably courted by them.

4. Finally, “Of course Donald Trump is not a conservative.”

Do you know who said that? Andrew Breitbart. That’s why it’s really disappointing to see the website that bears his name playing kiss-ass with Trump as of late. Here’s the video of Andrew saying it:

 

It’s time for conservatives to stop playing footsie with Donald Trump. Neal Dewing was making this argument nearly a year ago, yet sadly here here we are talking about Trump giving speeches – not at some local American Legion talking to the local birther set, but sharing the stage with such people as Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz and Rick Perry.

Enough already. 

I’ve never taken Trump seriously, and I have no fears at all about him winning the GOP nomination in 2016. But it’s increasingly difficult to take seriously the organizations and media outlets that allow this buffoon to pretend he’s actually a conservative.

If they’re stupid enough buy the snake oil he’s selling, I don’t want any part of it.

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By day, Jay is a supply chain analyst for a company in the Atlanta area. He lives in Canton, GA with his wife Sylvia, their two teenagers, Michael and Ally and their idiotic dog, Lucky. Jay has been following politics closely since 1992 when he was a moderate Democrat. It was Bill Clinton’s lie about a middle class tax cut that pushed Jay over the edge to conservatism and celebrated when the GOP gained control of Congress entirely in November 1994. Jay also loves photography. You can see that work at Caruso Photography.

15 Comments

  1. Amy Shulkusky

    April 17, 2014

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    Ego driven people in politics are a given, but Trump is something more than that, and it’s not healthy for him or us IMO.

  2. JP

    March 2, 2015

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    I’m so conservative the Obamacrats have stollen my email, and tried to intimidate me. I saw Trumps speech and he convinced me he could turn around the nations economy.

  3. Because you have fallen for the obviously-forged short form birth cert, don’t try to parade your ignorance as a reason why Trump should not do whatever he pleases. Getting angry and pounding the table only makes you look laughable.

    I question not only your powers of observation but note your eager willingness to swallow a lie. You, sir, are no conservative. You do not investigate issues; you parrot the party line; you tell us who should and shouldn’t run.

    So much for Trump’s liberty to run, huh? This, on a site called “Pocket Full of Liberty”.

  4. Robby Reed

    June 16, 2015

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    I am conservative. I’m voting for Trump. There goes your whole article, which by the way is stupid.

  5. Kauf Buch

    July 12, 2015

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    While you are correct he is no conservative (ref.: his many flip flops),
    you fail to (either see, or) admit the usefulness
    of his presence and words at this point in time.

    He put illegal aliens and the damage they do to our country
    front and center LIKE NO ONE ELSE has.

    I rather enjoy seeing Leftists and the Leftist media going
    AB SO LUTE LY
    AP OP PLEP TIC
    over him.

    Better THAT than more oohing and aahing over Michelle’s latest dress or vacation.

    Since you have a video with Andrew Breitbart in the article,
    let me remind you of his attitude towards the Left: “WAR.”

  6. Chish

    December 8, 2015

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    So, you’re in favor of the slop that the RNC/GOPe is peddling, right?
    Look how well that’s worked out the last few elections. An out of touch
    multi-millionaire or a delusional RINO “war-hero”.

    • Jay Caruso

      December 8, 2015

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      Oh give me a break. Tell me, elections expert, who was going to win in 2008? Who was a better candidate than Mitt Romney in 2012? Santorum? Newt? Cain? Bachmann? This kind drivel is used to justify support for the poof-head is a joke.

      • Chish

        December 8, 2015

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        While Cruz is my #1 choice I would vote for Trump over HRC any day. If the GOPe
        nominates Drab!, Clinton will be your next president. Nobody wants him, his own
        donors are running scared and most people I’ve talked to (in SC) say Drab! isn’t POTUS
        material. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of candidates (on either side) thinking
        they are the presumptive nominee just by showing up. BTW, you’re not backing Rubio
        are you? I hear he’s about to have a mistress eruption.

  7. RKae

    December 8, 2015

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    So a birth certificate that was supposedly scanned has several layers to it, huh? Anyone who has worked with photoshop knows that’s utter nonsense. It was a forgery, and you are a sucker. And check out Sheryl Attkisson for some levelheaded investigative reporting on vaccines, as opposed to the corporate PR that passes for “settled science.”

    I haven’t followed your writings (and, apparently, I haven’t missed much) but did you write a similar screed on that oxygen thief known as Jeb? Have you similarly attacked the worthless saboteur Karl Rove?

    And what an asinine line: “…these people were marginalized within the conservative movement and the GOP.” Gee, who ELSE has been marginalized in the conservative movement and the GOP? Christians. Pro-lifers. Gun owners. Privacy advocates.

    People who have been marginalized are not “proven wrong”; they are more likely the victims of whispering campaigns, character assassination and propaganda.

    “What kind of conservative gives money to that many Democratic politicians?” A businessman, that’s who.

    Your article is foolishness from top to bottom.

    • Jay Caruso

      December 8, 2015

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      A. If you’re a birther, you’re a moron.
      B. There was a post on here written by an actual SCIENTIST who completely debunked the bullshit about vaccines causing autism. It is a bullshit conspiracy theory and anybody who buys into it is a moron.

      Christians and pro life people are marginalized within the GOP? Gun owners? Where did you get this crap? And Trump’s positions on faith, abortion and gun rights are solid as a flower petal. Go sell crazy somewhere else. I’m not buying it here.

  8. steve

    December 8, 2015

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    I think the author might want to stick with being a “supply chain analyst.” The problem with ‘conservatives’ such as the writer of this drivel is that they have to have ‘all or none’ in a presidential candidate. They have to have someone who is a staunch conservative on each and every issue. It ain’t going to happen if we are going to win an election. Conservatives should learn a lesson from liberals. Get what you want a little at a time. Incrementally. This is how they’ve operated for decades and how we ended up with Barack Obama as president.

    • Jay Caruso

      December 8, 2015

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      Way to slay a straw man, Steve. It is not all or none with me. I am a Rubio supporter and for that I am yelled at by idiot Trumpkins (“RINO!” “GANG OF 8!!!” “CUCKSERVATIVE!”) all day every day. It’s like trying to swat away gnats except they can speak and they’re retarded.

      Trump is not a staunch conservative. He’s not even a conservative. He’s reincarnation of Pat Buchanan without the hard line social conservatism. He’s a fraud.

  9. AbigailAdams

    December 30, 2015

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    Jay — You’re doing exactly what the RINO (establishment) GOP has been doing to any and all of their former base. Anyone who disagrees with what you say in this article is either a moron, a liar, or not a conservative. Pfft! You better wake up and smell the coffee, Jay. The GOP’s former base doesn’t like being denigrated by a political party or their hacks. Yes, Jay, their hacks.

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