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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Coming home to The Donald

Donald Trump's foreign policy speech -- his second scripted one -- to the Center for the National Interest, formerly known as the Nixon Center, on Wednesday was a winner.  Having closed the deal with voters, Trump now closes the deal with the influential people in the party who think he needs them to win in November.

In January, Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer said: "Republicans who thought 'we're the conservative party in America,' if Trump wins, we'll no longer be the conservative party in America. We'll be a conservative movement that got beat by a very nimble and flexible populist movement whose principles are rather evolving."

After Wednesday's speech, Fleischer said: “Trump is helping himself a lot with this speech. It will resonate well with a lot of traditional peace through strength Republicans.”

Rebecca Berg of Real Clear Politics reported Republicans liked the speech:
His remarks were short on details but dense with lofty promises. “ISIS will be gone if I am elected president,” Trump said at one point, “and they will be gone quickly.”
Although the candidate’s style was noticeably subdued, the speech in substance did not depart from what he has highlighted previously on the campaign trail, if often with less tact. But his points appeared to carry new weight for Republican leaders in the context of his likely nomination for the presidency.
Short on details is what a speech on foreign policy should be. Don't tip the enemy off.

The New York Post reported Trump received more votes than anyone in Republican primaries. That's because we have more primaries than before. Republican Party insiders added them to attract more voters. Guess they are sorry now.

By the way, the New York Times reported Trump has a bigger lead in delegates (409) than Hillary (346). The Democratic race is far closer than the Republican one. Trump has more than half the delegates awarded so far.

22 comments:

  1. "Short on details is what a speech on foreign policy should be. Don't tip the enemy off."

    BINGO! Finally somebody is saying this.

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    1. Right ON, Kitty!

      John Bolton liked it -and if it's good enough for him it's good enough for me.

      There are so many who say Trump isn't the guy.

      If not Trump - who? Is all I'm saying.

      I keep looking around and see no one else who is for this country.

      Not "conservative" enough? A true "Mark Levin" conservative couldn't get a single crossover vote: just the word "conservative" wold turn them off.

      We have to play the hand we're dealt.

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  2. Didn't know that about the lead.

    Good speech. His "trust but verify" about the Russians and the Red Chinese was quite Reaganesque, but it seems to have gone past a lot of people.

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    1. When he said to ISIS your days are numbered, I about had an O. Trump is channeling Maggie right now and it's a beautiful thing to behold.

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    2. http://youtu.be/okHGCz6xxiw

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    3. Get a grip z. In December, the U.S. Air Force chief of staff told a Congressional committee that the military is dropping bombs faster on ISIS than what could be replenish. In 15 months, the U.S. military has dropped 20,000 bombs on ISIS targets. And Trump believes ISIS "will be gone quickly" under his leadership. More fantasy talk from The Donald.

      Trump has yet to answer this as well. If the U.S. is going to pull back its forces under his watch, then how is the U.S. going to eliminate ISIS "quickly?"

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    4. The military would probably have enough money for more bombs if the didn't have to provide room, board, and babysitters to the illegal alien "children" coming across the border. Plus, they could probably reallocate more towards armament if they didn't waste so much money on SHARP training and other BS touchy-feely commie rat fink pinko required training.

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    5. Money isn't the issue Dan (but thanks for the amusing, thoughtless rant). The AF General stated that missile production cannot keep up with the expenditure rate. With that in mind Dan, please answer how Trump could possibly "eliminate ISIS quickly." The U.S. is already "bombing the sh_t out them."

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    6. Anon, we'll drop SJWs on them. Who will drive them nuts.

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  3. The primaries are over, plain and simple. Trump and Clinton are the winners. That does not mean they will earn their party's nomination. Trump's biggest threat has yet to come and that will happen in Cleveland. I thought for sure the FBI was going to bring Hillary down before the D convention and that is why Bernie was hanging on but that is not looking to be the case.
    Trump wasn't "short on details" he was "absent of any details" yesterday. If that appeals to you, fine. But before I invest in anything, including my vote, I do research and my research continues to reveal "none of the above."

    "If a man continually blusters, if he lacks civility, a big stick will not save him from trouble. In private life there are few beings more obnoxious than the man who is always loudly boasting, and if the boaster is not prepared to back up his words, his position becomes absolutely contemptible." - Teddy Roosevelt.

    "So it is with the nation."

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    1. Nice quote from Teddy Roosevelt - a blusterer if ever there was one and the man who split the Republican ticket in 1912, thereby giving the Presidency to Woodrow Wilson. - Elric

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    2. Just like what Trump is about to do.

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    3. Elric - You do realize Teddy was president for 8 years, followed by another R president - Taft - before Wilson was elected. Inaccurate to suggest TRoos was a negative for the Rs.

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    4. Yes, but Teddy was disappointed with Taft and challenged him. When the GOP failed to nominate Teddy rather than Taft Teddy formed the Progressive (sound familiar) "Bull Moose" party and ran for President anyway. He pulled the Republican Party apart and handed the election to Wilson.

      Roosevelt: 4.1 million votes
      Taft: 3.5 million votes
      Wilson: 6.3 million votes

      - Elric

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  4. I still predict if hrc shows losing to Trump in the polls she will be indicted. The dem dark horse will step in to save the party and country and biden will be nominated. Trump and hrc poll even after she previously had a 30 point lead. It doesn't look good for her staying out of jail.

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    1. I think The Won is biding his time for just the right moment, because he hates Hill and Bill more than he hates us or America as an idea or as a whole.

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  5. It would be kinda awkward if Mr. Trump does become the next President and the Republican establishment DOESN'T come home to roost.

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  6. After a long string of disappointments for the conservative hinterland, tthis must be something of what Lincoln felt about Grant.

    "I can't spare this man; he fights."

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  7. Trump's speech was an acceptable (and necessary) first step, but it lacked intellectual heft. What I wanted to hear was some of the reasoning behind his proposed foreign affairs policies, but that was missing. We've heard airy statements from presidential candidates in past campaigns, certainly from Obama, so I'm not surprised at the lack of specifics at this point. However, Trump has a much higher bar to overcome than most owing to his lack of experience in office and persistent doubts about his intelligence and temperament.

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    1. Ok, Ok, highbrow for you:

      "We're sick of this S**t and we're not gonna' take it any more."

      There, that should do it!

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  8. A country's foreign policy, also called foreign relations policy, consists of self-interest strategies chosen by the state. so the take it.

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  9. There's bombing and then there are B-52's. Think how many bombs were dropped on Hanoi with little result and then look at Hanoi after Nixon sent the B-52's. Their bombs make BIG holes in the ground.

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