Whatever the label, Donald Trump is as sly as a fox. (By comparison, the MSM’s harebrained analysis of him and the GOP is as insightful as a squawking and confused Chicken Little.) As the political landscape rightful quakes with the People’s voice through The Donald’s brash persona, is the sky falling? Well, it is, but only for beltway insiders — of either party. For these polarizing, irresponsible spendthrifts who have transformed America into a 19 trillion dollar debtor nation with 93 million jobless — a dysfunctional mess — the “party” of the ruling class is over. The voters have nominated our first non-binary political candidate — since George Washington at the nation’s inception — an “outsider” also not beholden to either side of the aisle.
In two hundred and twenty years we have come full circle to the Founding Father’s sage warning about the factionalism of our then-emerging two-party system. In his 1796 Farewell Address, Mr. Washington said:
“[Political party] serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption [read: Hillary Clinton] which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.”
What is crumbling is not the Republican Party. (That authority ultimately resides with voters and elections.) What’s “cracking up” is dead wood emblematic of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI): entrenched elites who don’t want a power vacuum created by an upstart. For further historical context, look to 1975: Ronald Reagan faced identical resistance in his unsuccessful insurgency campaign against sitting president Gerald Ford. Indeed, Mr. Ryan’s shallow praise of Mr. Reagan is an example of the real problem that plagues Republican “leaders”: insulated powerbrokers who systematically (and hypocritically) pay lip service to disregarded conservative principles like fiscal responsibility and limited government. That went out the window when Mr. Ryan rubber stamped two trillion dollars of additional spending to the nation’s Chinese credit card.
Actions, rather than words, are key because they demonstrate anyone’s inherent character. This obvious truth is evident as readily in life as it is in politics. This is why Mr. Trump is a live wire when compared to traditional politicians’ empty rhetoric (read: Mr. Obama). With speechifying, progressives say it’s important to make unoffending noises about one’s neighbors, but they consistently act in ways that are polarizing and destructive to our republic. Of this specific modern day development, George Washington foretold:
“However combinations or associations [ie, the Democratic Party] of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
If that isn’t an indictment of the lawless, corrupt and anti-American Obama regime, perhaps this is an even more apt description:
“The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.”
Are we more free or less so under the disastrous Obama years? (Hint: check your Obamacare bill and bank account balance.) Has he not been considered an almost quasi-religious “savior” by his unquestioning party — and universally praised by the hard left propagandist MSM — despite a laundry list of domestic and international failures? Worse still is an administration that has done its best to consign the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to the ash heap of history. All for a pro-Castro fascist (an anti-JFK Democrat) to seize ultra-constitutional power under the banner of nebulous “hope and change.”
Not so fast. Mr. Obama has had a great deal of trouble with political tar baby that is the Second Amendment. Likewise, the foundational protection of the First Amendment is similarly intractable. Therefore, dissent is still guaranteed (despite NSA surveillance). That includes Mr. Trump’s unpopular speech, bothersome as its tone is to some hypersensitive segments of our society. Yet, The Donald’s independence from politics-as-usual is essential. Despite being criticized as a vulgarian, his bare knuckle style provides immunity from the vagaries of squabbling, out of touch political parties. Moreover, his track record of proven private sector success — and his Reaganesque pledge to “Make America Great Again” — are all that matters to the Silent Majority turbocharging this unconventional candidate’s meteoric rise.
For the record, Mr. Trump’s impolitic statements were a necessary strategy to distinguish himself from the pack of 16 other major contenders. Likewise, the same method will be a highly effective mechanism, the hammer to the nail of crooked Hillary’s presidential prospects. As past is prologue, as savvy as any seasoned pro — and despite breaking every conventional rule — Donald Trump is the last man standing in what was a vigorous Republican contest. He masterfully achieved that little feat while simultaneously finessing two billion dollars in free advertising from a hostile (and hoodwinked) MSM. Only a fool believes these are flukes of a bigoted ignoramus.
Speak of which is Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson who incorrectly claims support of Trump is tantamount to seeing “lunacy dancing in high places.” His skewed perception is classical psychological projection. The dancing lunacy isn’t the Trump phenomenon, it’s literally Barack Obama’s careless tango in Cuba. With no offense intended to the quoted words of obscure G.K. Chesterton, another brainy guy said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” That’s what one gets from a Hillary Clinton presidency — and her promise of an Obama third term.
Who knew Mr. Trump would turn out to be a George Washington style “America/n First” patriot: unbound by the constraining weight of a close political affiliation? Therefore, our path out of the land of liberal looney tunes — which includes do-nothing Republican elites — is clear. In 2016, it appears the winning skill set of a U.S. president is a flexible outsider, a true-blue capitalist of considerable business acumen; a Manhattanite marketing genius. In this regard, this presumptive nominee ran a successful insurgency campaign within the umbrella of the Republican Party. However, in contrast to either party’s inherent pack mentality, The Donald stands unique: a no-holds barred fighter in this peculiar age of coddled Obama Pajama Boys. Speaking of an insufferable man-child, there is the Democrat-capitulating Paul Ryan, the poster boy for a Republican in Name Only (RINO). He and fellow travelers like the left’s law-breaking Hillary and America’s geo-political foes should beware.
David L. Hunter is on Twitter and blogs at davidlhunter.blogspot.com. He is published in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Patriot Post, FrontPage Mag, and extensively in Canada Free Press and American Thinker.
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