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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

How to beat Trump

Jonah Goldberg wrote a piece, "No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative," on Friday which lamented the fact that Trump supporters ignore Trump's positions, which often are liberal.

Well that is frustrating. Let me explain how Republicans can turn that around. The answer lies within Goldberg's piece.

From Goldberg:
If you want a really good sense of the damage Donald Trump is doing to conservatism, consider the fact that for the last five years no issue has united the  Right more than opposition to Obamacare. Opposition to socialized medicine in general has been a core tenet of American conservatism from Day One. Yet, when Republicans were told that Donald Trump favors single-payer health care, support for single-payer health care jumped from 16 percent to 44 percent.
The reason Trump supporters ignore his position is that it -- as Bill Murray said in "Meatballs" -- is it just doesn't matter. Many of Trump's supporters went to the mat to battle the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, and pulled off the greatest Republican reversal in the House in 64 years.

And what did they get?


The law stands. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate President Mitch McConnell refuse to put a repeal law before President Obama and force his veto. They have had almost a year to do so. They should have done it the first week.

That great conservative Chief Justice John Roberts went out of his way to support and defend Obamacare from the Constitution.

If the conservative party doesn't care about repealing it, why should Tea Party members?

Screw it. The press called Tea Party members racist for opposing it. Where are their defenders in Washington?

And where is the wall? The second President Bush was supposed to put one up. Where the hell is it?

I'll tell you where: In Mexico, keeping the Guatemalans out?

And why are we ignoring the Constitution on ratifying the Iran treaty? It is not a deal. It is not a resolution declaring National Peanut Day. It is a treaty, and it should require a two-thirds majority in the U.S. Senate for ratification.

No one in Washington is willing to sue. Not one of the 54 Republican senators or any of the House members is in court battling this.

If the Constitution and the rest of the conservative agenda mean so little to the conservative party in Washington, why should some fat retiree in Poca, West Virginia, give a damn?

How to beat Trump?

1. Place an Obamacare repeal on the Resolute Desk.

2. De-fund Planned Parenthood and force a shutdown. The one two years ago led to a Republican Senate.

3. Subpoena Gina McCarthy of the EPA and have her explain that orange river in Colorado.

4. Subpoena every VA official and demand to know why they have killed 307,000 veterans who were waiting for aid.

5. Subpoena the NOAA officials who lied about world temperatures.

6. Prosecute Lois Lerner.

Most importantly: 7. Put America first. Do what you said you would do.

He gave a check to Planned Parenthood? So what? Every Republican president does. The difference is Trump sends his money to them, while Reagan, Bush and Bush sent mine.

If what I believe in does not matter to the Republicans already in office, then let me vote for someone who also does not believe in this but who will at least kick the illegal aliens out of the country.

He is not a Third Party candidate.

He is a Second Party one.


  1. Amen! Trump's prolly more conservative than Boner and McConnell. He's certainly more conservative than McRINO and Mittens.

  2. Hear, Hear! I have been voting a Republican ticket for 50 years. No mas.

  3. I held my nose and voted for McCain. I held my nose and voted for Romney. I'm done holding my nose. I'm starting to feel like I have battered-spouse syndrome: I take an ass whoopin' and keep coming back for more.

    And please, don't anyone start with that "not voting for the Republican is the same as voting for a democrat." Yeah, and holding my nose and voting for turds is the same as telling the Republicans that I'll choke down any poop, no matter how weak, they try and feed me.

  4. Trump never sent a check to Planned Parenthood. Please stop.

  5. Exactly. Coopt Trump's support by just doing the Right thing instead of what feeds Congressional Repugnican't egos and pocketbooks. Stop being the "go along to get along, bend over and beg, 'Please, may I have another?' whipping boys" for the Dhimmicraps.

    Just stop being stupid and arrogant and self-serving, just for once.

  6. Judging by this post, it is nice to see Surber (and you commenters) are finally coming around to reality. Politics in this country are not about Rs and Ds. It's about a very deep pool of self-serving politicians who serve $ first and foremost. The party of Ronald Reagan is way long gone and it's nice to see Surber is finally realizing this. Likewise, the party of JFK too is long gone from its D roots. Criticize and ridicule the Ds all you want cause the Ds are returning the favor in full. See: R presidential candidates who cry at a rally for a Ky. Democrat who is released from jail after violating the U.S. Constitution. The immediate future for this country is bleak at best for there are no more JFKs or Ronald Reagans. As the song says, "Nobody's right if everybody's wrong."