There are a couple of really good Republican candidates (i.e., DeSantis and Vivek), but Trump is still untouchable. I think I know why.
Donald Trump currently seems untouchable. Leftists (aka Democrats) and RINOS (aka Vichy Republicans) cannot understand why. After all, even those who love Trump can’t deny that he has his flaws. Politically, he trusted the wrong people, he failed to tame the swamp, he gave too much power to Fauci and too much protection to the drug companies and, possibly worst of all, he failed to restore the rule of law. These are big and consequential flaws. At a personal level, his fighting spirit has him picking fights when discretion would be wiser, and his speaking style, at least for me, is grating.
If you’re a conservative but can’t stomach Trump, DeSantis and Vivek seem like perfect options. DeSantis is a proven leader and a conservative one. After a brief flirtation with lockdowns, he realized that this was the wrong tactic and brought liberty and sanity to Florida. He’s fought for parents’ rights in the schools and for children’s safety and normalcy across Florida. He’s truly pro-life. He’s also an extremely able administrator and, for those who keep saying he’s a fake, he was one of the founders of the Freedom Caucus in Congress. I like him and would happily vote for him.
Vivek, unlike DeSantis, is an unknown quantity in politics. However, he’s saying things that need to be said and saying them without backing down. Indeed, here are his truths, and we all know that they are, indeed, true:
- God is real.
- There are two genders.
- Human flourishing requires fossil fuels.
- Reverse racism is racism.
- An open border is no border.
- Parents determine the education of their children.
- The nuclear family is the greatest form of governance known to mankind.
- Capitalism lifts people up from poverty.
- There are three branches of the U.S. government, not four.
- The U.S. Constitution is the strongest guarantor of freedoms in history.
I would vote for either man in a heartbeat, and most conservatives should, too, if either one tops the ballot. Based upon what I know about them, both would be competent presidents and good antidotes to the travesty that is the Biden administration.
And yet…neither of them is coming close to Trump. (Thankfully, the true RINOS, like Pence, Haley, and Christie, are even further behind.) Some of that is because, despite what I said about Trump’s flaws, he was also far and away the best president I’ve had in my lifetime.
In 2020, China unleashed COVID on America, and the Democrats, led by the evil gnome Fauci (to whom Trump gave too much power), used COVID to destroy America’s economy and unleash BLM and Antifa on America’s cities. However, before those acts of external and internal warfare, America was doing fabulously under Trump.
In 2023, sunk under the planned collapse of the Biden administration, it’s hard to imagine a time of low inflation, low unemployment, energy independence, rising wages, an increasingly corraled China, cowed geopolitical enemies, a secured border, a functioning military that wasn’t a social justice experiment, and so many other indicia of success. But while it’s currently hard to imagine, rather like a wonderful dream that quickly fades upon awakening, that was the world Trump gave us.
So part of why Trump is doing so well is because people believe that he did it before, so he can do it again. I don’t know if that’s true. The damage Biden has wrought is going to be a lot harder to repair than what his puppet-master Obama did during his own eight-year presidency. After all, Obama couldn’t leave the nation a wreck upon leaving office. He was the nation’s first half-black president. Even if he’d weakened America’s foundations, the nation needed to look at least sort of good. To wreak true havoc on America, Obama needed a patsy, and he certainly got one with the demented, corrupt Biden.
But there’s something deeper than Trump’s past success that explains his current polling lead. As the dust from the 2020 election settles, and we start seeing with clarity events leading up to the election and to January 6, increasing numbers of people understand that Biden’s election was a sham. Sure, the leftist true believers will never doubt that he won, but others, even those who aren’t Trump fans, realize that he should be president right now. And fundamental fairness demands that he get his second term in office. He was a superb president. We see that, in 2020, it wasn’t that he shouldn’t have lost; it was that he didn’t lose. The next election is the time to set things right.
One of the things that enables Americans to see things clearly is the lawfare Democrats are currently waging against Trump. They are open about the fact that there is no way in hell that they will allow Americans to vote for the person they want. They will vote only for those the Democrats allow onto the ballot. That’s Soviet.
I remember when the Soviet Union boasted of its 99% election turnout, but we all understood that those elections were a sham. It was Kabuki democracy inside the Potemkin Village of the USSR. (And no, I don’t care that I mixed metaphors.)
Americans understand that, if they let the Democrats get away with their warfare against Trump, there will never again be a free election in America. Those who oppose the Democrat party will be imprisoned, just as the opposition in the USSR, Putin’s Russia, China, and any other tyranny is imprisoned.
We ordinary people can’t (and, because we’re law-abiding, won’t) storm the courts, or frogmarch Soros prosecutors and Merrick Garland out of their offices. But what we can do is vote. And a vote for Trump says that we refuse to have America turn into a tinpot tyranny, a despotic state in which political opposition is illusory because any real regime opponents are always imprisoned or die (and their families, too, once you get to North Korean levels of totalitarianism).
If you’re still with me, I have one more thing to say: Remember that Democrats could never have done as well as they did if it weren’t for Republicans. It was the Republicans who, during Trump’s first two years, opposed him at every turn. It was the Republicans who worked with the Democrats to stop the MAGA movement, just as they worked to stop the Tea Party. If the GOP had been on Trump’s side, nothing could have stopped him.
And if you doubt me, take a look at everything the GOP, under Mitt Romney’s re-elected niece, Ronna McDaniel, has done to restore election integrity. That would be exactly…nothing. The Republican party is allied with the Democrat party in trying to rid the body politic of Trump because he is the Great Disruptor. The Republicans aren’t the party of Main Street or even Wall Street. They are, instead, the allies of the multinational corporations that have joined with American politicians, and all of them share the WEF’s vision of imposing top-down management on the world.
I wish that Trump would be stronger about trans madness, the LGBTQ+ groomers, Democrat-fed racial division, and abortion. However, what really matters is that he’s opposed to corporatism and government (i.e., fascism), he’s opposed to China, and he’s opposed to the WEF. Get rid of those things, and the air goes out of the balloon on everything else.
Remember how I said I’d happily vote for DeSantis and Vivek? I truly would. But I’ll happily vote for Trump, too, and that’s true even if they succeed in locking him up. That’s because, if Trump makes his way to the top of the ballot, there is no way I am letting the Democrats dictate the narrow range of approved candidates whom they’ll allow to oppose them (symbolically, of course, not for real). Plus, I want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
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