Sunday Question: “Why Do You Support Trump”?

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Personally I have supported Donald Trump since November 9th 2013, I just didn’t know who he was.  After the Kentucky electorate was stupid enough to re-elect Mitch McConnell,…. well, mentally I threw in the political towel and resigned myself to watching another ridiculous Romney ’12 redo with a Jeb ’16 logo change.

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  • rkis

    I’m Canadian so can not vote, but hope Trump wins… then knocks our selfie loving me me me entitled moron of a Prime Minister down a few pegs on the international stage.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I hope Trump tells him he looks nice in short pants.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Although I’m all in for Trump, I’m actually hoping that the two do not often cross paths, or that when they do that Justin does the photo op and then goes on his way.
      I think it could create YUGE problems the first time Justin says some random, throw away, yet snobbish, anti-American comment and then Trump lashes back and winds up wearing his skin as some kind of a combat trophy.
      I don’t relish a trade war with Canada as a result of Trump failing to take direction from his “intellectual betters”.
      That kind of stuff just doesn’t play well down here, as you can remember from the last time Justin gave an interview with “60 Minutes” and became the subject of talk radio fodder for the next 72-hours.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Justin’s a yuge idiot but even he will know to stay out of Trump’s way.
        If he doesn’t he’s gonna get thumped.
        It will be nice to have a strong America for the first time in thirty years.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          It’s going to be an awful lot of fun for “team good guy”, and in many ways that we can barely imadgine!

          • G

            Actually DbN a trade war is EXACTLY what I (a canadian ) am hoping for from a future president Trump.

            Liberal P.Ms are the worst kind of gutless cowards. They love to poke the American giant with sharp little barbs but on the rare occasions when the giant wakes up and roars the Liberal PMs fall all over themselves trying to backpedal and change their ways.

            Look at Chretch in the weeks after 911. He was trying to use a tactic that worked so well on Canadians. Saying one thing to one party by saying the exact opposite to another. Except the Americans were so furious about the 911 attacks they weren’t buying it. Bush hauled Cretch’s wrinkled old ass into the Oval office for a little private talk and —-! SURPRISE ! — the crooked, drooling old bastard does a complete 180 and can’t wait to support the Yanks unlike 24 hours before.

            Trump has always WORKED for a living. Turdo is spoiled little shit child of privilege who’s has it all handed to him. Trump will kick his ass back to reality. All Trump has to do is say “Here’s what you WILL do asshole or I’ll shut your economy off like a light switch”.

            Turdo will fold like a paper airplane then watch the Syrians go bye bye and the pipeline get built.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            We wound because we love. 🙂

            Before this blog made me “Canadian Aware” (don’t laugh!) I just assumed that Chrétien was a fairly representative sample of Canadian intellect and mindset.
            No, really, that’s what a lot of Americans were thinking (when the subject ever came up, which was not often), and then many of us kind of mentally wrote Canada off.
            Down here below the 49th, we remember Chrétien as a massive, dripping, uncircumcised dick.

            What REALLY flipped me out, and had me frothing at the mouth, was the CBC open forum program a couple of days after 9/11 (that was simulcast “live” on PBS down here) that had every American-hating left-tard that the CBC could scrape together on such short notice. I stumbled onto it by accident.
            That program was never rebroadcast and I can find no trace of it on the Internet. I’d love to see that again just to see if my memory of it was totally correct. I think it was, because it’s been so throughly buried, and lucky for Canada almost NOBODY bothered to flip on PBS in the days after 9/11, so it was probably seen by about 9 people other than me.

            So GWB had a talk with Chrétien?
            I wonder just what exactly was said.

          • G

            If the CBC program you are referring to is the same one I’M thinking of it caused outrage among Canadian conservatives.
            One asshole in the carefully seeded “studio audience” actually said “we should be sending flowers to the people in the middle east” —- ridiculous.

            If that may have been the one you remember then columnist Licia Corbella wrote about it in the Calgary Sun newspaper a couple of days after.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Thank you!
            I was starting to wonder if I didn’t hallucinate the whole thing.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I’m looking for that column, but I’m not finding a way that lets me get to anything that old at the Sun.

          • G

            Just e-mail Licia Corbella. She doesn’t write for the Sun anymore though. The Herald (I think).

            I watched about 2 minutes of that garbage then turned it off because I was so angry and ashamed. Apparently I wasn’t the only one after what I read in her column.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Really!?
            I can email her and have have any hope in hell that she will actually see, let alone respond?
            Wow.
            Okay, I’ll give it a shot!
            Thanks.

          • DavidinNorthBurnaby

            Ah, Carolyn Parrish. I hate that bitch. 😉

          • G

            Didn’t she die of rabies a while back?

          • El Martyachi

            I suggest you may be misunderestimating Justin’s willingness to go full Castro.

          • DavidinNorthBurnaby

            Let’s remind ourselves of his admiration for the PRC’s “basic dictatorship” wherein higher purpose persons like Justinian and his friends can create utopia.

        • Justin St.Denis

          If that happens, let’s hope that Canadians revert to historical form and start imitating their US counterparts. That would mean Shiny Pony would be a one-term disaster only. 😉

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I’m trying to imadgine a Trump like figure in Canada doing the things he’s doing.
            I think people’s heads would melt like that Nazi’s at the end of Indiana Jones.
            His slogan could be: “Make Quebec Speak English!”

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    He says what needs to be said.
    He isn’t owned by anyone but his family.
    And he won’t pull a Romney when some new version of Candy Crowley tries to pull a fast one over on him.
    He’s going to tear that cankle cackle to fucking shreds in front of the world on TV when he gets the chance.
    All the Democrat candidates of the last forty years are going to count their lucky stars that they never had to face him in a nationally televised debate.
    It’s going to be the most vicious debate we have ever seen.

    • It’s bigger than Trump vs. Hillary — “find a psychiatrist”, says Pope:

      “Those who think meeting Sanders was political meddling should ‘find a psychiatrist,’ Pope says.”

      Never thought I’d hear a Pope pronounce something so rude. Sanders certainly didn’t meet with the Pope for religious reasons — he’s Jewish (and likely atheist because he’s Marxist). Political questions about the meeting are legitimate, not a sign of mental illness.

      Everything about that meeting was in fact political:

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/16/those-who-think-meeting-sanders-was-political-meddling-should-find-psychiatrist-pope-says.html?intcmp=hpbt1

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        And horribly transparent.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Pope Evita is a Jesuit. What he actually does and why is never straightforward. Jesuits are known for intellectual double-dealing, one among many unsavoury characteristics the Jesuit Order has demonstrated over the centuries. Pope Evita is more Jesuit that Roman Catholic. Many Roman Catholics have YUGE issues with the Jesuit Order.

          • Pope John Paul II certainly had problems with them — Jesuits in Latin America were the main propagators of Marxist “liberation theology” within the church (as well as the Maryknoll nuns). Several Jesuits actually served in the Marxist Sandinista Government, and Maryknolls got involved in gun-running. JP II basically told them “shape up or ship out” and some were actually relieved of their duties. I’m wondering if Pope Francis (Bergoglio) was one of those who wisely kept his mouth shut on politics to save his skin, but now it’s his opportunity to show the “full monty”.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Frank must be an awful embarrassment to the RCs. I mean, he’s an embarrassment to Western Civilization as a whole, it just must be worse for them.

        • Justin St.Denis

          RC doctrine was perverted and strayed from biblical doctrine circa 1500.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I am keeping my fingers crossed. That is one debate I would LOVE to watch/record/rewatch. I wonder if Hillary would fake a stroke or something if things got really dangerous for her during this debate……..

  • KiddBlast

    His election will launch a long overdue orgy of cultural – and possibly political – vengeance against the left.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Overdue, absolutely.
      Another thing, too, is that it will also force the so called right to retrench, as well.
      There have been so many quislings exposed in this election cycle.
      I honestly can’t believe how many there are.
      As Kathy Shaidle says, the last thing we need is another think tank.
      I hope some of those think tanks collapse like a badly tended flan.

      • KiddBlast

        >>There have been so many quislings exposed in this election cycle.<<

        Indeed. The entire staff of National Review, for example, and the Speaker of the House among many others.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      That’s the part I’m hoping for!

    • V10_Rob

      We have chosen the form of the destructor.

    • Justin St.Denis

      No, there will be no “vengeance”. There will be a re-assertion of law-and-order principles, patriotism will be re-installed as a positive value, and Christianity and Judaism will be reaffirmed,

      • KiddBlast

        But PC culture will suffer.

    • El Martyachi

      Optimist!

      • KiddBlast

        ;-)))

  • I’d have to rephrase that question to “Why WOULD I support Trump?”

    I would support Trump if I thought we were going to war — Trump’s the candidate that I can envision as a strong war-time President, willing to face down the enemy. And it increasingly looks like we’re going to war — if not war against Islamo-fascism, then war against the Social-fascist revolution in the West. Or both.

  • Trump is the only candidate that the big banks, big money and GOP elite are funding adds to destroy Trump.Cruz is now part of the establishment. He can no longer claim to be an outsider. Cruz is a politician and most politicians can’t be trusted. I’ll take my chances with a Businessman. The border patrol is backing Trump. He’s the only candidate that actually went down and talked to them. Trump promises to put border patrol members on any committie thats formed to secure the border once Trump is president. They will have a voice instead of those running the border patrol that were appointed by Obama.

  • Anla’shok

    Because of Trump’s enemies.

    Because I want those who oppose him to mentally choke on the phrase ‘President Trump’ for 4 (preferably 8) years.

  • Dave

    If I was American I would be supporting Trump. The reason being that the elitists on both sides of the aisle are losing their minds over Trump. That could only mean one thing. He isn’t in the pocket of the lobbyists and other big dollar parasites that actually run washington.

    • Clink9

      I have to know why they’re freaking out. Must be something YUGE.

      • Dave

        I’m hoping it’s the end of their gravy train.

        • Clink9

          Oh ya …

          • SuperFord! The only guy with the cojones to do it (r.i.p. good buddy+)

  • Brett_McS

    I suspect that the narcissistic demagogue is not so common in conservative politics that when one comes along people easily recognize what they are dealing with. The lure of “follow me, let’s burn it all down” isn’t seen very often on the conservative right, so when it comes along it is perhaps not so surprising that a lot of otherwise sensible, smart people get swept away.

    The narcissist invites people to see the world through his eyes; to feel what he feels, to hate what he hates, etc. He plays on the same capacity that we use when we empathize with fictional characters (and strangers in People Magazine); to thrill with their successes and cry over their losses. In the case of an author he is doing that to entertain and perhaps edify. But the narcissist demagogue does that in order to control and take advantage of people.

    I hope that the duped, but normally sensible conservatives and libertarians will look back and feel very foolish in the near future. Preferably before Trump drops out of the race citing dirty tricks by the GOPe, so that he can still be seen as a winner, and not go on to be a loser in the general against Hillary (who’s ground game is far superior).

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      So, whats the real reason you don’t like Trump?
      You have been consistent in not liking him (and that is certainly your right), but you have not cited any real reasons for feeling as strongly as you do.

      • Brett_McS

        Because he is a liar and a fraud who is using people to build up his ego/brand. He has no intention of doing anything he says … and that probably includes running for President. He is currently piling up the excuses for dropping out. That doesn’t auger well.

        • Clink9

          Show us a politician in the US for the last 50 years that isn’t a liar and fraud.

          • Brett_McS

            Ronald Reagan. My estimation is that Ted Cruz will be another Reagan. Cruz is committed to the original constitutional principles of the US and he has proven that again and again in practise – it’s not just talk.

          • Clink9

            And the first Canadian President.

          • El Martyachi

            More Nixonian, methinks.

    • Clink9

      I think the only thing conservatives want to burn down is all the wasteful douchbaggery in Washington for the last 50 years or so. Is that too much to ask for?

      • Brett_McS

        So Trump is proposing massive increases in tariffs. Who is going to administer all that?

        • Clink9

          The Federal Government.

          And they could always go back to no income taxes with tariffs.

  • Brett_McS

    So Trump was a breath of fresh air, I get that. But that was at the beginning when we didn’t know much about him. Before we knew that he supported the Dream Act (while Ted Cruz was pushing for the wall to be built). Before he flip-flopped again and again on issue after issue, sometimes within hours. Now support for Trump has to be more emotional than rational to believe that of the many positions on any given issue he has taken the one he will do is the one you want because, heh, it’s you.

    • Because he’s malleable, no? As he becomes more aware of what the electorate wants, he adapts. He could be the opposite of a narcissist in that role — an empathist, reflecting the will of the people. Just a thought…

      • Brett_McS

        “What the electorate wants” is free stuff. Seriously, a man who puts his name – in yuge letters – on everything … not a narcissist?

        • So I suppose if Joe the barber puts his name in big letters on his business, “Joe’s Barber Shop”, he must be a narcissist? Either way, as a Canadian the only thing I really care about is his foreign policy because the alternative will be a disaster for the Western hemisphere.

          Do you realize if the Dems get re-elected that all of North America will be under Socialism? And I’m not talking the old “soft” brand — it’s militant, and becoming more militant by the day.

  • Blacksmith

    I cannot say I am all in for Trump, He was on the other side for many years and a friend to leftist. I can also say I am not all in for any so called conservative either. In Trumps favor he is an outsider, in Cruz favor he is a conservative although I am not exactly sure how much as he is a politician. There is nothing on the left that will in any way help our country. I will probably have to hold my nose and vote for whoever the nominee is, anyone but a full commie.