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Swing And Sway With Donny – Hey!

05 May 2016 @ 08:20

A good number of conservative commentators have been stating that Donald Trump Magnus has to ‘move Right’ if he is to get the conservative vote, if he is to build a coalition sufficiently big enough to triumph in the Electoral College this November.

Mark Levin has stated that he believes Trump Magnus has to assure us that he will be with us on enough issues to satisfy us [see his radio show of 04 May 2016 as one example].

I’ve heard this whole ‘must move Right’ micheghas every since President Nixon’s campaign of 1972 and I’ve never understood one thing: why would you trust anyone who runs to our Left and then pivots Right when it become politically expedient? Why would you believe in the Sincerity of any person who will so blithely shift his or her stated political philosophy at just the moment when it becomes tactically smart and advantageous to do so?

Wishful Thinking is not a Virtue. In the matter of the survival of America as a Constitutional Republic, in fact, it leads to a kind of blindness that eats away at Freedom and Ordered Liberty like a caustic acid.

Projecting your Hopes onto anyone else is an effort doomed to Fail – and Fail utterly.

As for our would-be President:

Trump is who he is. He has a long record of public statements where he has unabashedly stated his view of America and the World – and they ain’t conservative.

While it is true that people can evolve philosophically, one cannot but doubt this seeming evolution if it only comes when it is advantageous to the person who is evolving.

The fact of the matter is rather simple: Donald J. Trump will do whatever it takes, say whatever needs to be said, to further his goal of achieving political Power And Control.

Further, he is the kind of man who has an insatiable desire to succeed and be admire, and he will do [and always has done] whatever it takes to have his bloated ego massaged.

Trump is a man with ‘no there, there’. He is devoid of any Scruples or any Sense Of Morality.

He is the kind of Demagogue we were warned of by The Founding Fathers.

Any move to the Right Trump Magnus makes will merely be a slick dance move designed to have him voted the winner of our political version of Dancing With The Stars.

…Happy the people who have wisdom to discern the true patriot of superior abilities, in all his counsels ever manifesting a sincere regard to the public good, and never with a selfish view attempting to deceive them, into hurtful measures; and happy the people who distinguish him from the designing demagogue, who, while he soothes them in their vices, and flatters them with high notions of liberty, and of easing their burdens, is plunging them into the depths of misery and bondage.

-Reverend Elizur Goodrich, The Principles Of Civil Union And Happiness Considered And Recommended, 1787

  1. 05 May 2016 @ 08:47 08:47

    I have never trusted the whole “pivot to the right” crap. If the candidate is saying what it takes to get elected, he or she can not be trusted.

    I wrote a similar post at a blog I co-admin. I do hope people begin to realize the folly of this election.

    • Adobe_Walls permalink
      05 May 2016 @ 19:57 19:57

      It’s a little late to be asking if holding elections is folly.

  2. Adobe_Walls permalink
    05 May 2016 @ 20:09 20:09

    I’m mystified as to how people can ask, ”is Trump a conservative” or vehemently assert ”Trump is no conservative!”. Well duh, he’s a populist! Populism and conservatism or populism and progressivism for that matter are mutually incompatible. We now have but two choices. Not whether or not to vote for Trump or Hillary or whether one’s principles can allow one to vote for Trump. After all there are multiple options as to who we vote for or whether we vote for anyone at all. Where our choices are reduced to a binary reality is this one simple fact. Either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will become our next president in November. This fact is inescapable.

    • 06 May 2016 @ 01:17 01:17

      QUIBBLE: ‘populism and progressivism…are mutually incompatible’.

      Progressives know that they win more easily by turning governing systems into Democracies. See: Long, Huey or the Roosevelts, TR and FDR.

      • Adobe_Walls permalink
        06 May 2016 @ 05:46 05:46

        Populism is antithetical to the progressive ideology. Progressivism is predicated on an elite cadre of the best, brightest and most enlightened running the lives of everyone else because freedom bad. This is the antithesis of populism, that progressives run on populist messages not withstanding. We may be assured that once in power progressives have no intention of allowing anything as messy democracy to interfere with their plans. Progressive’s idea of democracy is every bit as genuine as Stalin’s.


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