Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Question of Character

What is character? The foundation of a person’s character is trustworthiness.
Trustworthiness is defined as honesty, reliability, courage to do the right thing, and loyalty to country. Do we recognize any of these traits in the people elected to public office? I find a few of these traits conspicuously absent from many of those entrusted with the power to run our government. The culture in Washington D.C. is resistant to anyone remotely exhibiting the fortitude to do the right thing. The outcome of many congressional votes is contrary to any perceived moral standing of our elected officials. Those elected to represent we the people took an oath to uphold the Constitution. Breaking that oath says a lot about a person’s character, and it is not positive.
Donald Trump is in the crosshairs and all talking points seem to begin and end with him. I will begin with the question,”What about Trump’s character?” The question represents a prevailing view that Trump’s ideas, demeanor, and overall behavior is an anomaly in the world of politics and supports major character flaws. I contend that the focus on Trump deflects any scrutiny of the other candidates and their deficiencies. Several candidates and media types are part of the problem and should not demean Trump’s character when their own is suspect. All candidates should have their character scrutinized not just one.
The electorate gave control of the House in 2012 and Senate in 2014 to candidates who promised to stand up against the current president and his dictatorial behavior. What the electorate received in return was a do nothing Congress spouting excuse after excuse for their impotence. Promises made and promises broken from those who promised otherwise. Some of the same politicians who broke their promises are running for president and want you to support them with your vote.
Trump is not an elected official with broken campaign promises haunting his candidacy. Several candidates have a record that they can not run away from in the 24/7 news cycle. They are the problem not the solution.
The people in this country have had enough of deceitful politicians and are willing to take a chance with an outsider. I realize that our politicians are dumbfounded by Trump mania which illustrates how out of touch they are with the American people. The anger is palpable among the electorate with the current members of the GOP establishment. It is time to elect someone who believes in American exceptionalism.

The scorch and burn strategy to take down Donald Trump!

The media, GOP establishment, and Democrats are working with great fervor to destroy Donald Trump. To be honest, the Republicans are outdoing the Democrats in their quest to destroy the front runner. The focus on Trump illustrates the lack of ideas from the other candidates. This election cycle is engaging conservatives who were courted for their vote and left at the altar by the RINOs.

Why is Donald Trump speaking for the silent majority? Could it be that the electorate is tired of politicians telling them what they want to hear only to be vilified once the person is elected. To make matters worse, the newly elected Rebublicans side with the Democrats and allow President Obama to make Congress irrelevant by bypassing their authority.

Donald Trump is a threat to the GOP establishment’s power. ┬áThis country needs a candidate from outside the beltway and not beholden to donors and lobbyists. The Republican candidates run on the fact that the electorate will vote for a Republican no matter how deficient they are, because Democrats are worse. The lesser of two evils strategy.

The reaction to Donald Trump should be one of the main reasons to consider him for President. Every label that is put on Trump could be said about all the other candidates. I will go through the list on my next post. I believe this election presents a candidate who may be able to turn this country around. It is time for the voter to quit voting for the RINOs expecting a different result. It is now or never to take our country back. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. We can break the cycle this time.