10 Things I Wish the Trump Campaign Would Say

 
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While the country’s media mavens are soaring around Philadelphia’s Cuckoo Nest to ogle its bizarre denizens and search of one sane voice or a single American flag, it might behoove Trump supporters to explore further how they can spice up their campaign; to add to or embellish the usual stuff. Of course, disconsolate Republicans can only hope that his advisers defang his more inflammatory comments, or require that The Donald dons bullet-proof shoes for the sake of damage control. Better still would be efforts to educate voters, or at least remind many of them, about some crucially important matters in American politics.

Here are ten that come to mind, most of which no doubt would have to be moderated for polite conversation. But let’s do the unexpurgated version, first.

  1. Liberal progressivism is the ideology of the cancer cell. We hear a lot about how he or she is a good progressive, and the word itself connotes a positive mood; a future which is better, more humane, more civilized, more modern, and so forth. Progressivism in fact is none of those things. Progressivism shares its roots with the totalitarian proclivities of Hegelianism, which also spawned Marxism, National Socialism, and several concomitant evils. Let’s stop sugarcoating this monstrosity and stress how progressivism, like cancer, consumes its host, subjecting it to unimaginable horrors before killing the body in question, individual or political. When you say progressivism, think Soviet Union. Or Cuba. Or Venezuela. But don’t be such a fool to believe that progressivism somehow means something “better.”
  2. Political correctness is for fools, charlatans, and despots. Okay, Trump has already uttered a few things about this, but PC needs to be assaulted frontally, vigorously, and rooted out of the culture. Only a fool would believe it; only a charlatan would spread it; only a despot would enforce it. Enough said.
  3. Most so-called mainstream media reporters are liberal fascist stooges. Again, this is hardly breaking news, but Republicans of all stripes must educate Americans about the wretched distortions that constitute daily fare for the country’s thrill-up-your-leg leftist “reporters.” Two books are assigned reading here: Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, and Tim Groseclose’s Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind. Both are face-slap chilling, but consider just one conclusion from Groseclose’s study: Overall, news media bias benefits the Democrats more than the Republicans to a very significant degree, about eight to ten percentage points in a typical election. Josef Goebbels would be proud, I’m sure.
  4. Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization. If you don’t accept that, try insisting that all lives matter in front of a BLM audience and see what happens. Be sure to come armed, and with a lot of friends similarly outfitted.
  5. The Federal Government is a hostile occupying force. Any government that continues to wage war against its citizens with policies that range from disastrous to despicable is a hostile occupying force. Do Americans really approve of affirmative action, the income tax code, Obamacare, the war against coal, EPA aggressions, borders open to felons, selective law enforcement, members of Congress who exempt themselves from laws they pass, an executive who ignores laws of which he disapproves, predatory agencies that can destroy you on a whim, and a Supreme Court that can’t understand plain English?
  6. The Ruling Class has contempt for Americans. Similar to the point made above, this assertion includes everyone in the upper echelons of American society, corporate chieftains, media lords, and Hollywood elites. Angelo Codevilla’s masterful treatment in The Ruling Class should be required reading for the country. In a Powerline interview last year, he stated: “… our ruling class has succeeded in ruling not by reason or persuasion, nevermind integrity, but by occupying society’s commanding heights, by imposing itself and its ever-changing appetites on the rest of us. It has co-opted or intimidated potential opponents by denying the legitimacy of opposition. Donald Trump, haplessness and clownishness notwithstanding, has shown how easily this regime may be threatened just by refusing to be intimidated.” Unfortunately for Trump supporters, he does not believe that The Donald is the right person to challenge the ruling class.
  7. Too many Christian leaders are sellouts or wimps. The best recent commentary on this point was provided by Mike Adams in a July 8 Townhall essay entitled “Onward Christian Pansies,” where he stated: “We need brave young warriors, not spineless ‘evangelists’ who are more concerned about being liked than influencing the culture. …Jesus was not Mr. Rogers. He had little tolerance for the smug moral superiority of those who grasp the truth but lack the faith and courage necessary to defend it.” If “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright can shout “God**mn America!” why can’t patriot preachers support the Judeo-Christian principles that made it the last best hope of earth?
  8. About a quarter of the American voting public is insane, morally corrupt, or just plain stupid. Hence, the popularity of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, pretty much in that order. Of course, there’s a lot of overlap here, but anyone who cheers for Bernie Sanders’s deranged, something-for-nothing socialism should be considered a candidate for the loony bin. Perhaps, “criminally ignorant” captures the point better, but the outcome is the same. Ditto for voters who are so morally corrupt that Hillary’s inveterate lying just doesn’t bother them. Finally, there is no other way to explain Obama’s reelection than the unadulterated stupidity of the American electorate, Republicans and Democrats alike. Which also means this estimate of one-quarter may be way too low.
  9. Liberals hate America. Or, they don’t like it very much. In spite of righteous protests to the contrary, this one really is a no-brainer. It is impossible to conceive of individuals who are committed to the moral idiocy of multiculturalism and statism, have contempt for the Bill of Rights and disdain for America’s history, show sympathy for dictators and those who despise America, consistently denounce free markets and federalism, and still retain in their convoluted hearts any wisps of affection for their own country. Rather, liberals are suffused with pejoratives against America and Americans, especially taking delight in hurling the “R” word at opponents. Thus, opposing BLM is racist; disagreeing with Obama is racist; eating Cocoa Puffs for breakfast is racist (probably). Liberals always root for the clueless, pantywaist, parasitic Eloi among us while hating the Morlocks. Well, I don’t much care for the latter either—they’re ugly, brutish, and have terrible breath—but at least Morlocks produced something.
  10. The Democratic Party is a criminal organization. Dinesh D’Souza said it best in his book Stealing America, which recounts his confinement experiences after his outrageous sentence for a trivial crime. He summarizes this conclusion as follows: “I learned how the hoodlums think and how they operate, how they organize themselves in gangs, how they rip people off and crush their enemies. I understood, for the first time, the psychology of crookedness. Suddenly I had an epiphany: this system of larceny, corruption, and terror that I encountered firsthand in the confinement center is exactly the same system that has been adopted and perfected by modern progressivism and the Democratic Party. This book is an exposé of Obama, Hillary, and modern liberalism, not as a defective movement of ideas, but as a crime syndicate.”

So, there they are, ten things on my wish list for Republicans to consider as they contend with a candidate whose support among voters constitutes about the worst testimony imaginable on the decline of the American republic. And we haven’t even touched foreign policy yet. But that is a subject for another essay.

Members have made 24 comments.

  1. Profile photo of Guruforhire Member

    I would like him to say that the democrats are a hate based ethno-nationalist alliance whose only organizing principle is doing harm to the people for whom they harbor deep and not really concealed antipathy.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 4:29 am
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    Marvin Folkertsma: About a quarter of the American voting public is insane, morally corrupt, or just plain stupid. Hence, the popularity of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama,

    I agree with that, as long as you also include Trump on the list.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 4:47 am
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  3. Profile photo of Cato Rand Member

    The main feed’s really taking a beating these last few days. Civility? I remember when that meant something more than “passable grammer.” Did I stumble into Breitbart by accident?

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    • July 27, 2016 at 5:06 am
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    Cato Rand:The main feed’s really taking a beating these last few days. Civility? I remember when that meant something more than “passable grammer.” Did I stumble into Breitbart by accident?

    Its what it has always meant. Its just that its a 2 way rifle range now instead of 1 way.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 5:10 am
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  5. Profile photo of Nick Stuart Inactive

    But Trump was rude to a judge. I need to stay home on my fainting couch and keep my Principles(TM) pure.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 5:12 am
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  6. Profile photo of BrentB67 Inactive

    Cato Rand:The main feed’s really taking a beating these last few days. Civility? I remember when that meant something more than “passable grammer.” Did I stumble into Breitbart by accident?

    I am a Cato Rand fan from back in the Gay Freedom Lover days and the irony of this comment is beyond rich.

    Need we relive the days of bucktooth judges?

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    • July 27, 2016 at 5:23 am
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  7. Profile photo of BrentB67 Inactive

    If Ivanka allows him to play with his phone again he will probably tweet about half of those things. Patience.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 5:24 am
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  8. Profile photo of Cato Rand Member

    BrentB67:

    Cato Rand:The main feed’s really taking a beating these last few days. Civility? I remember when that meant something more than “passable grammer.” Did I stumble into Breitbart by accident?

    I am a Cato Rand fan from back in the Gay Freedom Lover days and the irony of this comment is beyond rich.

    Need we relive the days of bucktooth judges?

    If I ever said that, I doubt it was in an OP on the Main Page.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 5:27 am
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    Cato Rand:

    BrentB67:

    Cato Rand:The main feed’s really taking a beating these last few days. Civility? I remember when that meant something more than “passable grammer.” Did I stumble into Breitbart by accident?

    I am a Cato Rand fan from back in the Gay Freedom Lover days and the irony of this comment is beyond rich.

    Need we relive the days of bucktooth judges?

    If I ever said that, I doubt it was in an OP on the Main Page.

    Besides, I’m the new, “chilled out” Cato Rand. Marriage has mellowed me.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 5:28 am
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    Cato Rand:

    BrentB67:

    Cato Rand:The main feed’s really taking a beating these last few days. Civility? I remember when that meant something more than “passable grammer.” Did I stumble into Breitbart by accident?

    I am a Cato Rand fan from back in the Gay Freedom Lover days and the irony of this comment is beyond rich.

    Need we relive the days of bucktooth judges?

    If I ever said that, I doubt it was in an OP on the Main Page.

    I don’t recall if that post got promoted, I don’t believe so, but it was one of your works.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 5:31 am
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  11. Profile photo of RyanFalcone Inactive

    #7 and #8 are problematic because he’d be attacking his own base. #10 is problematic because he’d be attacking himself.

    What I’d like to hear him say…

    I’m lying about being pro-raising the minimum wage.

    I’m lying about my pro-gov’t projects that I think will solve all our problems.

    I’m lying about not really deporting anyone.

    I’m a liar who lies constantly about everything.

    Now he is attacking the few real conservatives that are looking out for us with superPACs. He is a Democrat Manchurian Candidate sent to destroy the Republican Party. It worked.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 5:45 am
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  12. Profile photo of Larry3435 Member

    What I would like to hear him say… “I was just kidding. You guys go ahead and go with Ted or Marco.”

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    • July 27, 2016 at 5:58 am
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    Marvin Folkertsma: Too many Christian leaders are sellouts or wimps. 

    While I can get on board with the idea that it is easy for Christian leaders to sell out, I think they should be pretty cautious about throwing their support to candidates rather than the issues they care about. Even if you think Donald Trump would be more likely to support freedom of religion, I still would not want to endorse his other less than virtuous characteristics. It reminds me a little bit of supporting Franco to spite the Communists. With the Bible not supporting any particular form of government, when Christian leaders get deeply involved in politics it risks diluting their religious message.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 6:02 am
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  14. Profile photo of Franco Inactive

    Too often conservatives make these abstract arguments (mostly all good ones here I agree) and no one listens. Trump is making these arguments in his own way and they are much more effective.

    Take #3 He’s already called out George the Greek as a Clinton operative on live TV. He’s said openly the media are unfair and not truthful. No books need to be cited, everyone intuitively knows these things. Same with PC etc.

    These arguments would not penetrate. Anything longer than a bumper-sticker is ignored. Anything requiring the reading of a book? Only good for the wonks like us – and the lines are already drawn there. No educated leftist will be converted. You may as well expect an Islamist to convert to Christianity by listening to a sermon.

    But I’m with you on the abstractions.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 6:19 am
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    While I know it is useless and hopeless, let me just say something about this mode of argument. This frothing at the mouth; calling everyone who disagrees with you evil, malicious, and Satan incarnate; and calling everyone who does agree with you a wimp and a sellout. Simply put: It doesn’t work. It doesn’t persuade people to your position; it persuades them away from your position. Maybe it makes you feel good. Maybe it makes you feel like you are “fighting” for what’s right. You aren’t. You are fighting to make things worse. And you are succeeding in that.

    Anyone who has an ounce of training or experience in presenting an argument could tell you this. Any lawyer. Any politician. Any public speaker. Now, all of you who believe in this kind of thing – I suppose you think that presenting an actual “argument” is beneath you. That’s so “establishment.” We don’t need rational or persuasive argument. The house is burning down, and we need to be screaming at the top of our lungs. I would urge you to take a moment, and consider how this looks to the people who don’t already agree with you. And if you’re not sure how it looks, take a gander at black lives matter activists screaming in the streets. Do you think that’s persuasive? Do you think they are winning any converts to their cause? I can tell you, they’re not.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 6:26 am
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  16. Profile photo of Marion Evans Inactive

    One thing I wish Trump would say: “I quit.”

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    • July 27, 2016 at 6:40 am
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  17. Profile photo of Hartmann von Aue Member

    You forgot the most important one:

    #11. There have been those affiliated with my campaign who have made openly racist and anti-Semitic comments, and have attacked Jewish conservatives in particularly vile manners. I neither want nor court their support. Those who have any sympathies for the Klan, the American Nazi Party, Stormfront, the Alt.Right or the BDS movement have no place in my party. Furthermore I regret and repent of my own comments maligning, slandering and defaming conservatives, particularly Ted Cruz.

    Since, after all, it is his party now. But, as Ryan Falcone noted above about #7, #8 and #10, to say this, he’d be attacking his base. And himself.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 6:52 am
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  18. Profile photo of A-Squared Inactive

    I would be happy with “Central planning of the economy sounds good and helps get politicians elected, but it simply doesn’t work.”

    Unfortunately, it’s hard to say that when you are running on a platform of central planning the economy better than the other guy.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 7:52 am
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    I’d just like to hear him say the words “US Constitution” once in a while.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 10:34 am
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  20. Profile photo of Cato Rand Member

    Misthiocracy:I’d just like to hear him say the words “US Constitution” once in a while.

    Can I LOVE this?

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    • July 27, 2016 at 11:35 am
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    I wish someone would say something about bringing back DDT to kill the Zika mosquitoes.

    I can’t imagine how terrified pregnant women are right now.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 11:58 am
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    MarciN:I wish someone would say something about bringing back DDT to kill the Zika mosquitoes.

    I can’t imagine how terrified pregnant women are right now.

    Marci you are so correct. This is just one of the ways the Greens have blood on their hands.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm
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    Marvin Folkertsma: Too many Christian leaders are sellouts or wimps.

    He should stay away from this. He has no credibility on Christianity.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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  24. Profile photo of TKC1101 Inactive

    Nice list. Not gonna happen.

    Trump is making a play for people who identify as American before they say Conservative. If it works, Conservatives better have ideas ready to deliver his focus items. If he loses, have fun on the post election cruises.

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    • July 27, 2016 at 10:17 pm
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