You've said it all perfectly here. Trump is a nightmare, but that doesn't take away the fact that I'll vote for him because the alternative is worse than can be imagined.ScottDLS wrote:When you voted for Trump in the primary, you voted for Hillary, since he was probably the only one running who could lose to her. The press is always all in for the Democrat, so the Republican candidate needs to take that into account.
Instead of articulating a conservative positions (or ANY positions) he meanders from one incoherent rant to another, usually aimed at his own party. He has no grasp of the issues, nor interest in gaining any. His stream of consciousness speeches repeat a few phrases and then generally degenerate into name calling and childish or obscene references. He doesn't prepare for debates and since he has no discernible principles to articulate, I think he'll get destroyed by Hillary. This even though she will be making abhorrent policy arguments. He could help Republicans lose the Senate as he gets decimated by the weakest Democrat candidate since Mondale.
This is my opinion as someone who will vote for him, since my fellow Republicans have left me no choice. Even Jeb! probably would have been better on ISIS, foreign policy, defense, gun rights, taxes, and the economy...But Trump promises a WALL...which will never be built when he loses, and Hillary naturalizes 11 million new Democrat voters.
parabelum,parabelum wrote: It's a non-story, grow thick skin. It was not aimed nor intended as you took it. This constant Trump bashing is getting on my last nerv, and it's always eminating from the same DNC operatives flying under the guise of being pro-2A.
I will write this as a constructive criticism with the best intents. I hope you will accept it at that, even if my words are not eloquent enough to convince you of so:
I hope you can take your own advice and grow some thick skin. Your candidate won, and ours didn't. If you truly want to convince more people to vote FOR Trump, then please stop bashing the conservatives who don't drink the Trump Kool-Aid at every turn. Reach out to them and bring them into your tent, rather than bashing them for sticking to their principles.
Yes, Trump has my vote, because the alternative is unconscionable. Our country has been on a downward spiral for too long, and Hillary's presidency will put the final nail in the coffin. Trump has my vote, but it sickens me to say this. I had hoped for anything else: even Chris Christie would have been better.
But we live in a world where sound bites (with no substantive basis) are the new reality, and Trump did that better than other Republicans. Our media did everything they could to make sure he got the nomination - not because he is the best candidate, but because they knew as soon as the primaries were over, they could use his buffoonery to destroy him in an instant. I predicted this months ago, and it has come to fruition. We are two weeks out of the GOP convention, and less than one week out of the DNC convention, and they have begun the first wave of a three-month full-court press against him. This won't stop because (a) this was their plan all along, and (b) he makes it so easy for them.
You're going to have to endure this until the election. It's not a non-story as you opined above, because those who write the stories don't agree with you. He won't stop what he's doing, and they won't stop writing about it.
Remember the old joke from when '43 was in office?
No, it didn't happen that way, of course, but it's an indicator of how the press turns anything they see into whatever they want it to be. But when the target of their wrath leaves himself so open:The Pope and President Bush meet with each other. They're near a lake and the Pope wants to go for a boat ride, so they take a small row boat out onto the lake. A big gust of wind blows the Pope's hat off and it ends up in the water. President Bush says, "Don't worry about that. I will get it for you." Bush gets out of the boat and begins walking on the water. After he recovers the hat and gets back in the boat, the Pope thanks him.
The next day the paper reads, BUSH CAN'T SWIM!
- If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her"
- If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy America?
- My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.
- My IQ is one of the highest — and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure; it's not your fault.
- Lyin' Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!