A Trump nomination, and a Trump presidency, both carry the possibility of doing several important – and good – things.
1. Trump will not join the abortion/gay fight. This is good as it is not among the enumerated powers & so none of the business of a limited government. The GOP happily yammers about limited government & then doubles-down on the one – non-enumerated-power – reason so many in the center vote Dem. Why is a center-right country moving increasingly to the right (look at governorships & state legislatures) not electing GOP presidents as we move right on nearly everything else? Because the GOP demands power it lacks under the Constitution to regulate something none of its business. Why is Trump pulling the entire Dem Middle Class? Because he’s smart enough to shut up about abortion, as the gov should.
(If the GOP actually cared about abortion other than as a fundraising issue, they’d have removed it from the jurisdiction of the federal courts in any session of Congress in which they held the majority. Congress is solely responsible for defining the jurisdiction of the federal courts. Congress can add & subtract jurisdiction at will, needing the cooperation of no other branch to do so. If then-Sen Daschle(D) can remove S Dakota brush clearance from federal court jurisdiction, a GOP majority can remove abortion. That they have never even tried tells you all you need to know about the GOP and abortion. Ditto for gay marriage.)
2. Trump, as he began to do in the Feb 13 debate, will set the record straight on W. We all love W cuz he “kept us safe.” This is pure BS, and Trump is calling him on it.
Bush43 got us in two wars, refused to win either, and spent more money in those wars in real dollars than we spent to win WW2. Bush spent money faster than Bill Clinton, he grossly expanded the entitlement state with Part D, and he created a massive, useless theatrical bureaucracy in TSA that is nothing but a huge transfer of taxpayer dollars to the DNC via govt-sector union dues.
We can’t be pro-America if our answer to everything is “GOP, right or wrong.” Bush was a lousy president and Trump is the only one with the balls to say so.
3. Trump is perfectly willing to ally with Putin to defeat ISIS. If we could ally w Stalin to defeat Hitler, as Stalin was completing a decade of the Purge in which he murdered 30M of his own people, rejecting alliance with Putin to kill ISIS is just childish.
4. He will burn down the GOP establishment. Long overdue. All the debt since Jan 2011 is GOP, not Obama, debt. That’s about $10T. Only the Congress can appropriate money for the pres to spend. We’ve owned the House since 2011 & our “leadership” has never seen a spending bill it didn’t like.
5. He likely will attempt to rule, as has Obama, rather than to govern under Article 2. Because the parties on both sides will hate him so much, they might re-discover the Separation of Powers and rescue our constitutional republic from its accelerating slide – by both parties – toward empire.
Will he be a jerk doing all this? You bet. So? Obama isn’t?
Had McCain or Romney even tried being the kind of tough & sometimes mean leader Reagan, Truman and FDR were, no one ever would have heard of Obama, let alone watched ball-lessly as he dismantled our Constitution & nation. Niceness in a leader is way overrated.
I WANT our president to be a sonofabitch. I just want him to be a CONSTITUTIONAL sonofabitch. The world isn’t a place for too-nice leaders.