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Friday, February 10, 2017

A Never Trumper's come-to-Donald moment

The column in USA Today began:
I was not a supporter of Donald Trump in the Republican primaries, and I had enough misgivings about him that I didn’t vote for him in the general election. I would have voted for him if I lived in a battleground state, but I don’t — I live in deep blue Oregon.
Dan Lucas of Salem, Oregon, was coming home to conservatism.

From Dan Lucas:
I am grateful to have a president now who shows respect for law enforcement and the military. I am beyond grateful that someone besides Hillary Clinton will be appointing Supreme Court justices for the foreseeable future. I have been very pleased — and at times pleasantly surprised — by Trump’s Cabinet picks and key appointments so far; notably Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, Gen. Mattis for Secretary of Defense, Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy and Gov. Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
There was one aspect of Trump’s supporters that I completely missed. I was humbled and chagrined to see how we as a county had been letting down a large, unrepresented segment of our fellow Americans. The people living in the Rust Belt whose jobs had left, and all of the other Americans who were suffering silently with no spokesperson, no lobbyists and no one advocating on their behalf. A year ago Peggy Noonan called them “the unprotected.” They found an advocate in Donald Trump. For his supporters, Trump may be a flawed messenger, but at least he was carrying the message, and he was the only one who was.
Well, readers of "Trump the Press" and its new sequel, "Trump the Establishment," know that.

But Dan Lucas is learning.

He is learning the PC Conservatives in Washington misled him about President Trump. The man is as he says he is: a conservative.

The column ended:
Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it. I am more than OK with holding Trump accountable for the things he does and says, but that accountability needs to be in proportion and it needs to be fairly and evenly applied.
In the meantime, it would be nice for everyone to take a step back from the overreaction to Trump’s victory and to actually give him a chance.
Welcome aboard the Trump Train. We will Make America Great Again.

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15 comments:

  1. Its too bad Trump alienated so many conservatives like Lucas.

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    1. He didn't. Lucas is just getting into Conservatism because of The Donald.

      Read the piece, for cryin' out loud.

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    2. Lucas alienated himself; no one forced him to that. He was willing to let Hillary Clinton be president.

      That said - welcome. This will not be gracious like a luncheon in the Palm Court of the Plaza Hotel*, but it will be as fun as a bar in Pittsburgh on Friday after five o'clock.


      *Eloise lives at the Plaza, and I expect she and Donald Trump would hit it off magnificently. He might even suggest a new prank to her.

      -Mikey NTH

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  2. Lucas lives in Oregon. All he got from the media, local and national, was lies and misinformation.

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  3. One thing we don't need to worry about is whether Trump will be held accountable. He was elected by the people. Everyone in a position of power dislikes him and the attitude of all media, even conservative media, we all know.

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  4. Portlandia voted for Trump and Dam' little else in Oregon...He carried
    S. and Eastern Oregon.
    TG

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    1. Dittos!!! I live in southern Oregon as well, and all you have to do is look at the electoral map by counties. Oregonians for decades now have been dominated by the Willamette valley corridor.

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    2. Just like Washington state and the I-5 corridor----that's where all the lefties fleeing California moved to.
      -Fred

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  5. I was humbled and chagrined to see how we as a county had been letting down a large, unrepresented segment of our fellow Americans. The people living in the Rust Belt whose jobs had left, and all of the other Americans who were suffering silently with no spokesperson, no lobbyists and no one advocating on their behalf. A year ago Peggy Noonan called them “the unprotected.” They found an advocate in Donald Trump. For his supporters, Trump may be a flawed messenger, but at least he was carrying the message, and he was the only one who was.

    Such a bunch of B.S.! Crying for the "unprotected" is not conservative. Donald Trump certainly can't be accused of crying for anyone so nothing changes about this non-problem. And Trump was not the only one who was carrying a conservative message simply because he was mouthing the populist socialistic political leanings wherein he demonstrated his leanings toward big government solutions.

    Mr Lucas may have been a Never Trumper, but not because he was ever a conservative.

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    1. Donald Trump acknowledged the American citizens and voters who had been tossed aside by the party establishments - both Democrat and Republican. There is nothing more conservative than saying that the government of the United States of America will put forward the interests of the citizens of the United States of America, rather than the interests of foreigners.

      Yes, gadfly; you have continued your little internet campaign. You hate Donald Trump. Got it. Understand.

      Bye.

      -Mikey NTH

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  6. Hey, alls I care about is: He's on the team. Welcome, Brother Lucas. Let's get shit done. The country needs it.

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  7. "I am beyond grateful that someone besides Hillary Clinton will be appointing Supreme Court justices for the foreseeable future." That's something we can't be reminded about too often.

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  8. For more than 70 years I have had politicians promise to fight for me. Finally! Somebody who can throw a punch.

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    1. We have a General Patton instead of a General Fredendall in the WH. The latter is who we would've gotten had the '08 or '12 elections had been Republican wins, or if Jeb! or any of the others had won the GOP nod last year.
      -Fred

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  9. Please stop with this idea that "Trump may be a flawed messenger." The Left don't label their own like that, especially not Hillary and Obama. We can all agree no one is perfect, so stop labeling President Trump as "flawed."

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