We don’t want Trump to “act more presidential.” We want the other contenders to start acting like Trump: Aggressively pro-American, pro-Rule of Law, pro-We the People.
Because the Ruling Class – isn’t.
With Trump’s rise in the polls – and the deterioration of the expectation of position for Bush – the media, GOP pundits, 15-minutes-of-fame focus group low-info voters corralled by Frank Lunz, and RNC head Reince Priebus refuse to understand, or just are unable to recognize, what is driving the popularity of Trump.
Demanding that Trump “act more presidential” is an absurd misreading of the body politic.
We have plenty of pretenders to the presidency falling over themselves trying to “act presidential.”
We’ve had four presidential-acting presidents in a row reduce our liberties, increase our Debt, trample our Constitution and destroy our wealth, freedom and future.
We’ve had enough.
For the ruling Progressive GOP and its enablers in the media (which absolutely include Fox – O’Reilly, Hannity, et al, refuse to understand what is going on – the evidence is there for all to see), “comity” and “acting presidential” trump principle, trump limited government, trump the Rule of Law, trump the Constitution.
For those supporting Constitutional Government under the Rule of Law, the GOP may have the “comity” McCain demands, they may be “acting” senatorial or presidential or with comity…. but they are not winning the fight we sent them there to win. They aren’t even fighting it. “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser.” – Vince Lombardi.
At least Trump is trying to win.
Who demands “comity”? A retired old man slumped in his wheelchair on a porch in twilight so done with life that he has concluded that he no longer can change anything so getting along with the next bedpan over is his primary goal.
We don’t WANT that in our government. America is a nation of principle – first, last and always. And that principle is the Rule of Law.
Americans once fought for our principles; now Republicans scold us even for arguing them, because arguing or filibustering or noisily campaigning for our Constitution and our Liberty is “not presidential.”
The establishment GOP won’t fight for principle. In making Principle and Law the centerpieces of his campaign, Trump is taking up all the oxygen in the room.
Liberty, Freedom, an increasing standard of living for our kids all are worth fighting for – and, to us, Trump is the only one fighting for them.
Cruz gets the issues, but is too pedantic to excite people to the polls. He needs to light a fire on his butt and start fighting.
Rand used to take on the professional pols in both parties with just as much excitement but less showmanship, and rose in the polls as he did. Rand rose to prominence with Libertarian values – Constitutional values, the Rule of Law consistently and constitutionally applied. Rand has fallen as he has gone silent and begun to embrace mainstream – Progressive – GOP blather.
None of the others are campaigning on the rule of law. They are competing on the stage the Progressives have set.
We WANT the rule of law – it is what is animating Trump’s success.
Trump has risen as he has squared Rand’s efforts in supporting the Rule of Law and attacking the Progressive GOP – and Paul has gone silent. This is too bad, because Paul has won the argument in many areas , but winning the argument doesn’t win the election.
We don’t WANT Progressive solutions. Those have given us Detroit, Ferguson, Baltimore, lousy schools, tens of millions of illegals stealing our jobs (when not working, stealing our wages as welfare), and never-ending foreign wars. (My daughter is 17. We have been at war all but four years of her entire life. How appalling is that?)
Trump is speaking what the electorate is thinking: it is past time to flush the anti-American crap of the Progressives in the GOP and DNC; it is time to fight… to win.
If the GOP wants to win with a serious candidate, one with experience and plans, that candidate needs to start imitating Trump – not the other way ’round.