Dr. Ed Berry
If you want to look smart after the election, better endorse Donald Trump now. If you want to look really bad after the election, just keep bashing Donald Trump.
This 2016 Republican primary election is the most amazing election I have ever witnessed. Donald Trump has made it so. Without Trump, Jeb Bush might have the nomination. Then he would have lost to Hillary like Romney lost to Obama.
The real contest is not between Trump and the other candidates.
The real contest is between Trump and the whole rotten NRCC Republican establishment that wants to keep their cushy jobs. They have destroyed the Republican Party. They don’t know how to win elections. It’s time for a change.
If the NRCC Republican establishment were CEOs of a corporation, the Board would have replaced them long ago. But there is no board to replace them. There is only Donald Trump to replace them. They don’t like that. And that is the real reason they are fighting Donald Trump. They put their self interest above American interests.
The NRCC Republican establishment wants to save their “Republican Party” from Donald Trump. They don’t understand Donald Trump has redefined the Republican Party. Trump now owns the new Republican Party. Donald Trump has opened a much bigger tent for the Republican Party. Trump’s big tent will make Republicans win again. They should welcome that.
Donald Trump has revived the Republican Party. Conservative Democrats and blue-collar workers, who the establishment rejected long ago, have registered as Republicans for only one reason. Not to vote for any Republican to be sure. Only to vote for Donald Trump. This is why only Trump will beat Hillary. No other candidate can beat Hillary. No other Republican candidate can pull more votes than Mitt Romney did in 2012.
Don’t think I write this because I favor Trump. I could be a space traveler who objectively looks at the poll and demographic data and come to the same conclusion. The truth is in the numbers.
Why are the NRCC establishment Republicans so anti-Trump?
It’s one thing to simply prefer another candidate. It’s another to use political force to defeat the leading candidate. Such action works to help Hillary win.
This group shows themselves as bad as those who would not vote for Romney over Obama in 2012. They are crazy like the far-right nutcases. Romney joined them. I voted for Romney. Now he has proved he is a nutcase.
Why do some Republicans prefer Rubio?
Nothing wrong with supporting your favorite candidate so long as you have good valid reasons to do so. If Rubio supporters simply said they support the Gang of 8, amnesty, open borders, bad trade agreements, unemployment, policing the world, etc, then they would at least be logical to support Rubio.
But when they challenge Trump to release his tax returns and think Trump’s refusal is a logical reason to support Rubio, they have departed from the sane world. The tax return issue is a diversion. It’s nonsense. Those who follow diversions do not have good reasons to support Rubio.
News of Rubio’s attendance at gay parties makes Rubio toast. His supporters will move to Trump.
Ann Coulter and Phyllis Schafly warn voters about the danger of Rubio. Coulter says Rubio’s amnesty bill is to the left of Ted Kennedy’s bill. Schafley says
“His deceptions about his immigration bill rivaled and exceeded Obama’s claims about disastrous Obamacare.”
Mother Jones lists “10 Things You Need to Know About Marco Rubio.”
The Week gives “8 surprising facts about Marco Rubio.”
Why do some Very Conservative Evangelicals support Cruz?
Very Conservative Evangelicals are only about 30 percent of all Evangelicals and 20 percent of the Republican Party. They dominate the tea party.
They claim a “vote for the lesser of evils” is a vote for evil. They are wrong, of course. To reject the “lesser evil” is to reject the “greater good,” which is immoral. They always should vote for the “greater good.” They get politics backwards.
They claim to have a “moral compass” but their compass points in the wrong direction. It’s not based on religion as they suppose it is.
Cruz is a Domionist. He believes God called him to take over the US government and replace America’s laws with his version of “God’s laws.”
They think Cruz’s “moral absolutism” works in politics. It doesn’t. As Cruz plainly showed in the last debate, he cannot negotiate agreements for America because negotiations require compromise. Cruz’s religion won’t let him compromise. He thinks it is a sin to compromise.
Cruz criticized Trump for Trump’s wish to negotiate peace between Israel and Israel’s enemies. Cruz said such an attempt would be “moral relativism” which Cruz believes is bad. Cruz is wrong. Cruz would be a disaster as president.
Cruz supporters do not realize his really bad points. But his support comes from the far right which means he has no chance to win the nomination.
The rest of the Evangelicals support Trump or Carson.
What are their qualifications and experience?
Neither Rubio nor Cruz can run the US government any better than Obama. Add Carson to this list. They have no business experience. They could not run a MacDonald’s franchise or a corner gas station. No one would choose them to be a CEO of a good company.
In the last Republican debate, there were only two candidates who had experience to run the US government: Kasich and Trump. No one else should have been on the stage.
Are they eligible?
Cruz and Rubio are not “natural born citizens” as our Constitution requires. At the very least, everyone must admit the definition of “natural born citizen” is unsettled.
Cruz and Rubio are lawyers. They should have done as Trump challenged. They should have gotten declaratory judgments to show the are eligible. Only those who disregard our Constitution would support Cruz or Rubio when they refuse to get declaratory judgments.
Voters have filed lawsuits against Cruz’s eligibility in Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, and Texas. We don’t know if these lawsuits will survive the technical hurdles to be heard. Trump could file a lawsuit but he won’t because it would cost him votes. He is better off by leaving this issue on the table.
If Republicans should nominate Cruz or Rubio, which they won’t, then Hillary will file an eligibility lawsuit against the winner. That will nail Cruz or Rubio. Hillary will win. This means all wise Cruz or Rubio supporters will change to support Donald Trump.
Trump broke the ceiling.
The latest CNN national poll shows Trump at 49 percent. Rubio is 16 and Cruz is 15. Trump has broken through the so-called ceiling his detractors claimed would stop him. Trump’s detractors don’t know how to interpret polls and demographics. Polls showed people who learned more about Trump tended to support him. They see Trump as a breath of fresh air in otherwise stagnant politics.
I’m writing this before the Super Tuesday vote. I looks like Trump will win all the states decisively except for Texas which is unpredictable. Cruz did not tell Texans that he was a Canadian citizen when he ran for Senate. Will that hurt Cruz?
Trump will beat Rubio big time in his home state of Florida. Maybe Rubio’s fat cats will drop him and substitute Romney. That won’t help the insider fat cats one bit. Trump will destroy Romney.
Tom White wrote an excellent article about why people like Trump. He called his article “Trump doesn’t have to be conservative, humble or polite to fix America.” Here’s part of what White writes:
“And when you add in the fact that Donald Trump is self funding, and 100% immune to corrupt influences and slavery of big money, how could anyone who cares about America not support Donald Trump? Is it his New York Persona? His New York Values?
“If you were to sit down and make a list of what you want the next President to accomplish, what would you write?
“Well, here is my list:
- Stop nation building and constant wars. These countries are not ready nor are they compatible with Democracy. And America today is no shining example of Democracy anyway.
- Our military has become a joke under Obama. We are weak and ill prepared.
- Let’s have a foreign policy built on strength instead of leading from behind.
- Terrorists belong in Gitmo. Not the US court system.
- Stop the currency manipulation from China.
- Treat OPEC like an organized crime mob. An oil cartel is no different than a drug cartel.
- Secure the freaking border. Build a wall. And enforce the laws already on the books.
- Repeal Obamacare and replace it with a well thought out plan and limit lawsuits.
- Fix the out of control spending.
- But take care of our people and keep the promises of Medicare and Social Security.
- Reform welfare (again). The reforms from the Clinton Administration are gone and we have massively increased welfare.
- Climate Change is a hoax. Kill it.
- Common Core should be scrapped.
- Stop funding abortionists
- Leave my guns the hell alone.
- Let states decide who can marry whom.
- Stop refugees until we can properly vet them. Better yet, kill ISIS and send them all home.
- Protect Christianity. Jews and Christians are being killed all over the world by Muslims. That MUST stop.
- Make Political Correctness politically incorrect.
- Jobs. We need jobs, jobs and jobs. Bring them back!
“There are more, but this is enough to start on. This is what Trump plans to do. America has told him that we need these things fixed. Donald Trump has a long career of solving problems and making money. Under budget and ahead of schedule.
“When Trump said most of these things, many in the GOP and the media said that he was done. He crossed the line. But his poll numbers rose with each line.
“And the detractors are screaming from every corner. So, just for the record, I will set things straight.
- I don’t care if Trump gave money to Hillary, Harry Reid, Pelosi or whoever. He didn’t give them money to help them, he gave to help himself and his business. Purely selfish reasons. He buys politicians. That is good business. NOw I would take issue with his donations if I thought he wanted to help people like Pelosi and Hillary.
- I don’t care if Trump is not very Conservative. I don’t need him to be conservative, just fix the things on my list. Big money is not going to own him.
- I don’t care if Trump is not a good Christian. I’m not saying he is not, I wouldn’t make that judgement. But he understands that Christians and Jews are under siege and he plans to put a stop to it. His relationship with God is between him and Him.
- I don’t care if Trump has New York Values. I don’t even know what that means. Just fix the stuff on my list.
- I don’t care if Trump is rude, crude and socially unacceptable. Just fix the stuff on my list.
- I don’t care if you call me or Trump a racist, nativist, xenophobe, homophobe, or jerk. Just fix the stuff on my list.
- I don’t care if Trump is in favor of eminent domain. He believes the land owners should be well compensated. You can’t build the Keystone Pipeline without it. But it is not something a president would use. Just fix the stuff on my list.
“So for all of the people who support some other candidate and can’t figure why us Trump supporters don’t give a rip about all those reasons you keep tossing out expecting us to run away from Trump, I don’t care. We don’t care.
“So you can hate Trump if you want, make fun of his hair, his religion, his New York values or anything else you want. But no one else has promised to work on my list of objectives. No one else has the proven successful track record of Trump. And no one else is able to own the press and his detractors like Donald Trump.”