Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Why the Support of Trump?

A number of talking heads on the right - Hannity, Coulter, Rush, and others - have lined up in the Donald Trump camp.  Given Trump's history and background, this has been astonishing to me.  Trump has baggage galore, is far from conservative, is inconsistent and a bully.  Despite this, folks are cozying up to him.

Why?  Because they're golf partners?  Because they don't want to face the wrath of Trump's bullying (ala Megyn Kelly)?  What is really happening here?

Here's Coulter bending over backward to defend the guy:

This has led Glen Beck to craft the following, and I think he absolutely nails it for me:

(Trump) is part of the problem when he by his own admission, buys politicians; he said he identifies his “policies more as a democrat”; he makes President Obama look truly humble; he was very pro abortion until very recently; he still says “don’t defund planned parenthood”; he is pro “assault weapon ban”; he is in favor of a wealth tax that would just “take money out of people’s bank accounts”; he is for boots on the ground in Iraq and ‘taking the oil’ from the Iraqi people; he is a progressive ‘republican'; he says single payer health care works; he said he would give people more than just Obama care; the First Lady would be the first to have posed nude in lesbian porno shots; he said that he keeps all the bibles he is given in a “special place” out side the city – and he only goes to church on Christmas and Easter; he is generally not a likable guy; he has around 16% favorability with Hispanics and he has gone bankrupt 4 times.

This is an honest question. I really want to understand:

Why are big name “conservatives” supporting him? I get it if you are tired of politicians, a republican progressive, or you are only about winning (although those who say they would NEVER vote for him is over 50% of REPUBLICANS). Perhaps you are angry and you just want to make someone pay or just want something done and you don’t care how it gets done, but what PRINCIPLES does he have that they are attracted to?

I am not talking about the average Joe, I am talking about Sean Hannity or Ann Colter. How about Savage or Rush?

Principles.  Who you truly are, what you truly represent, and what you truly stand for.  Simple stuff, really.  Does anybody care that nobody has them anymore?

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