Donald Trump: Who is He?

Posted by courage On April - 20 - 2011

Nice Deb has a great write up about Donald Trump, complete with supporting links.  While I find Trump’s leap into the Obama birth certificate issue interesting, Trump is NO friend to liberty minded people.  In the last election cycle Trump donated money to Harry Reid’s campaign as he battled against Sharon Angle.  Anyone who would support Reid financially in his bid for re-election is NO friend to freedom or liberty.

After watching an unknown and  unvetted candidate win the last election, one would think that liberty minded people would be apprehensive of egotistical candidates popping onto the scene.  Check out Nice Deb’s link above and find out about the Donald.. as far as I’m concerned this false patriot is fired.

Will Trump be the stumble that dooms the Tea Party?

Trump, all bluster and bouffant, apotheosizes the dangers of co-option and conspiratorial irrelevance which could make the Tea Party stumble. For all his outsider claims, the New York celebrity has a great deal in common with the worst visions of sleazy cult-of-personality politicians. Writing amidst the Socialist revolution in France in the mid-1800s, Alexis de Tocqueville warned against a creature, a “half ape, half jackal,” who “remained silent while the majority were making up their minds,” and as soon as he judged a decision made, “rushed to place himself at their head, and often went far beyond them.” More than 150 years later, this species still exists.

2 Responses to “Donald Trump: Who is He?”

  1. Ron Paul says:

    Remember when the GOP stood for balanced budgets, individual freedom and isolationism.
    The Republican Party has run up these deficits, we want the federal government to be in our bedrooms and between our women and their doctors, we started two wars instead of ending them like the Korean War and were supposed to stop the Vietnam War the Democrats started. We have lost our way!

    So why waste our time with these fools who use their racist rhetoric, like this Marilyn Davenport and Donald Trump with his birther unproven myth, why do we allow our Fox news people to keep talking down our country. Don’t they know we can win the next election with optimism and hope instead of the current rhetoric, that the sky is falling, if we are not careful we will end up like chicken little where no one will listen to us.

    courage Reply:


    There is little doubt in my mind that vast swatches of the Republican party have lost their way with escalating debt and legislation such as the Patriot Act which threats our liberties. Why you chose to step off topic with your reply to this post is anyone’s guess. I’ll play your game for one brief minute, and address some of the issues you raise.

    To lay the current financial mess the country finds herself in solely on the steps of the GOP is preposterous. The accumulated deficit is a result of both main stream political parties. In fact in the years between 2006 and 2010 the House has been controlled by the Democrats. As I’m sure you are aware, Article 1, section.7 of the United States Constitution mandates all revenue raising bills originate in the House. So this speaks to directly the control Democrats had in creating the deficit.

    In the current budget which ends October of 2011, Obama will post a $1.5 trillion dollar deficit. Mind you this is solely the deficit for ONE year. To offer some perspective, Obama’s deficit is higher then the combined the deficits of all 43 previous President’s. And looking at his current budget proposal, you can find where he wants to make aspects of the Stimulus package permanent. The same Stimulus package which the nation has rejected as bad policy.

    Both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars were sanctioned by Congress. The vote on whether to engage in war with both of these military actions was overwhelming in favor of action. Now the current military action by Obama has never been sanctioned or even brought to the Congressional floor for a vote. Instead Obama has willingly given the sovereignty of this country to a foreign body, the United Nations.

    Racist rhetoric is a term co-opted by the post modern far left and no longer has impact. The left has went the way of chicken little, funny you should mention that, by calling out as racist any dialogue/political philosophy they disagree with. While I may not find Davenport’s depiction of Obama as a monkey funny, the same has been used depicting George Bush as Curious George. Actually if you look through the centuries of political discourse in this country, it has often been harsh. For example the Republican President Abraham Lincoln was depicted as a monkey clutching the Emancipation Proclamation, for his anti-slavery stance. The Lincoln depiction was used by the Democrats at the time because they were against freeing the slaves.

    Trump is an opportunist of the worst fashion. Trump has supported enhanced court interpretation of eminent domain. Which given how he has accumulated wealth through real estate should surprise no one. Trump’s plan on dealing with China and the imposition of tariffs is laughable. Who does he think the additional cost for products will fall back on? The American people will eat these tariffs. Some may suggest that companies in the United States will benefit, however many of the products are no longer manufactured in the US, so Americans wanting “things” will continue, just at a higher cost.

    Your suggestion of using optimism and hope as a campaign strategy is reminiscent of Obama’s “hope and change,” or his new “winning the future,” more rightfully called WTF. Each of these insult the intelligence of the American people and the new awakening of its citizenry. Any challenge to Obama needs to speak concisely to the direction he envisions for the country, backdoor socialism with greater federal control over the lives of every citizen. Speaking to his record and the numerous statements he has made is how you win elections, not like McCain who refused to broach specific topics.

    The election in 2012 will be won by speaking to the founding principles of this country, by being honest regarding the debt we have accumulated and by promising a decreased and less intrusive federal government. The time for empty rhetoric of hope, change and optimism is over. Honesty and the courage to speak directly without BS is what will win the 2012 election.

    Donald Trump is a distraction, while he may have touched a tenet of concern a majority of people have with Obama’s birth certificate, he is NOT a viable candidate and the American people will see this as more is exposed.