Friday, October 30, 2015

Trump Up CNBC in The Mud

The Outsider 
    The third GOP debate was a shining example of what happens when journalism goes awry. Journalists are supposed to be objective, removed from personal opinion, or political leanings. To report, not create news. From the onset CNBC baited, goaded, and tried to demoralize the ten candidates that appeared on the stage.

   Typically they haven’t stopped their hate fest over Donald Trump, and that isn’t truly surprising. Take a moment and ask yourself, though, why the establishment is going after Donald Trump so fiercely? Why members of the GOP are spending millions on negative ads? If he truly is an outsider candidate or the  joke they all pretend he is, then how could he be any kind of threat to them? After all, they are the establishment, those who know so much more than the rest of us. At least that is what they keep telling us.
     Whether you like him or not Donald Trump has brought some major issues to the attention of the voting public, from the mess our country is in over illegal immigration, to the danger of lobbyists and special interest (Super PACs) that back and eventually control candidates. He is correct to remind us that we are a nation of Laws ones we chose to follow. So why is it so politically incorrect to state the obvious? Why is it wrong to say that yes if you want to come here great but do so legally. Why wouldn’t anyone want the criminal element (from many nations) that have infiltrated this country illegally gone?
     Of the Republican candidates, I have watched with interest as they have tried to dismiss or ignore valid issues. I’ve had a few favorites including Huckabee, Kasich, Carson, Cruz, and Trump. Kasich lost me during the third debate when he chose to act like a petulant school boy pointing at his ideas claiming the other candidates weren’t dealing with reality. It was kind of sad and painful to watch, and frankly I expected better of him.
Rubio for all of his youth is no different from Bush, the fact that he was endorsed by the Florida Sun Sentential when he ran for the office of Senator and now doesn’t want to do the job he was hired for should give anyone serious pause. Jeb Bush was correct when he said you were hired to do a job, and you need to do it. He is the only candidate that truly lacks the life experience to do the job effectively. What happens if he becomes the President and decides it’s too hard, and he doesn’t want to do it? I know that didn’t give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.
     The real winner of the debate was Huckabee I can only urge the other candidates to emulate his ability to stick togeather. He showed himself to be a gentleman when asked a completely inappropriate question.
     If you look up on that stage another thing that should be coming clearer. Trump isn’t fighting but is uniting with the other candidates. You can see it in the subtle wink he gave Carson after slamming Kasich. In the kind words of Huckabee, even Cruz and Christie clearly respect Donald Trump.
     When he says, he is a unifier he isn’t joking. He showed us by taking on CNBC to shorten the debate to 2 hours with Carson. He called the debate what is was before it even began which was unfair. He made the one point he set out to do during the debate, which was about the Super PACs that control many of the other candidates. Hopefully, you too noticed the pregnant silence after those words left his lips. Super PACs are bad news, we cry and complain about our system not working well this is part of why it doesn’t work.
     There is a reason the GOP is desperate to get Trump out of the race, and a reason that establishment candidates are desperate to dismiss him.
     The great men in history (Political) where opinionated, narcissistic, groundbreaking Mavericks, they were willing to make sacrifices and upset the weak establishment. That is why history remembers them and why they where great.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Donald Trump and The Uphill Fight for President

Donald Trump
     For several months now I have watched like many Americans as Donald Trump has stormed the banks of the Republican National Party in his bid to become our next president. One would have to be blind, deaf, and dumb not to see that the media is not his friend. Although they do avidly engage, as those who believe in his message, their biased contempt for him is unapologetic and unprofessional. Rule number one for any journalist is to report the facts and do not take sides, yet this is exactly what they have done.
     Eager for the revenue he and his events bring, the media greedily hurries to follow his every move and then sits back and criticizes him with scathing commentary that would have a Diva bawling for mercy. Donald Trump is many things; admittedly not all good, thin-skinned however is NOT one of them.
You know the mean girl,eyebrow raised and I got ya look. 
Always has her own agenda
and wants to hit below the belt.
From the onset, he was mocked, ridiculed by the very journalists who have put both microphone and camera in his face for the past 30 years. The media has steadfastly refused to treat him as a candidate despite the tens of millions of dollars he has lost in personal endorsements and business revenue due to his entering this race for president. During the first debate with a decidedly “Mean Girl” look, Megan Kelly asked by implication about his negative stand on women and his ongoing fight with Rosie O’Donnel would make him a good president. Trump answered and then shot back via Twitter after the debate fighting back in one of the few methods available to him for an inappropriate question. (Not a bad move.)
     Despite the media’s ongoing mockery, critical reporting, and contempt, Donald Trump has thus far prevailed. Gaining supporters across the country from people who are fed up with opinion journalism and a president who has openly apologized to the world for no good reason. Between Hillary and her multitude of scandals that have been wiped under the carpet, and an overabundance of executive orders by the current president it is little wonder that Trump stepped up to the plate. To be blunt, we need someone with a pair in the white house who is willing to fight for all of us.
     No man is perfect, but Trump has brought to the front the real issues that are on all of our minds. As parents, voters, and as citizens of this country we all can see that things need to change. Donald Trump has an actual plan, not the same old rhetoric that comes out of career politicians like Bush, Christie, and Rubio. Jeb Bush stood on a stage in front of 24 million viewers and said, “My brother kept us safe.” I disagree.
     Donald Trump has it right in this you have only to listen to his words. The then president handled a bad situation; he didn’t protect us because the reality is 9/11 happened. People died in New York, and on two separate planes that crashed because of terrorists. As someone who grew up 20 minutes from New York, the attack of 9/11 devastated us all and for many it was much more personal.
      History has told us at least 6 of these terrorists were here illegally, because of laws we chose not to enforce. That isn’t a reflection on how the aftermath was handled, or how President Bush dealt with the events as they unfolded. I do think he did us all proud, but more importantly we as a country pulled together and helped each other. We wept, we prayed, and we rebuilt making sure to remember those who perished. That is what makes America great, we know how to pull together.
     With all the unrest and damage, our current president has created in the Middle East and here at home we are at a precept looking over the cliff at this very moment. We need someone who isn’t afraid to take control, to be strong. If we are going to get through this and survive as a country, it is imperative we make some hard choices. We need someone like Donald Trump, and I say that as an opinion. What we don’t need is someone who is going to drag us right back into the same political elitist mess we must all currently deal with as those in Washington bleed our country dry for their personal gains.
     Trump was smart enough to use the web to reach Americans. Like a chess player, he has made smart moves minimizing his spending to reach his goal. That for me is someone I will sit up and notice. I can only hope that the News Media will grow up and stop being so thin skinned, the world we all live in is not the fantasy they keep pushing. Instead of acting like a group of church ladies scandalized by every word that comes out of Trump’s mouth try doing your job. Report the news without your opinion or your company’s political leanings.
     The world is much harsher than that and candidates like Donald Trump & Ben Carson understand the truth or they wouldn’t be running for president. People don’t turn away from what they love to do something that is going to be hell on earth for them unless there is a greater reason. Perhaps it is time for the media to put their big boy pants on and admit that these candidates are here to stay and need to be, because the status quo won’t work anymore.

     Trumps popularity isn't deminishing. Despite the media and the GOP, in fact its growing. 

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