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.
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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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