It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything. This election season has been very frustrating, and I’ve opted to keep my mind focused more on other things; happier things. I did want to spend some time today to write an “I told you so” post for the many republicans responsible for the destruction of the best opportunity the party has ever had to advance the principles of limited government and free markets.
It’s been frustrating to watch republicans nominate the worst possible candidate to go against Hillary Clinton. A candidate who almost no one likes, democrat or republican, is about to become the president of the United States. This is despite all of the “coincidences” that point to the very strong possibility that she’s been involved in unethical, and possibly criminal, behavior.
The time was perfect to destroy the democrats with a candidate that could unite people from both parties. A candidate who could articulate why it is that free markets, not socialism or fascism, is the absolute best way to help those in need. We needed a candidate serious about balancing the budget; a candidate that in the general election could focus on the national debt and the disaster that is Obamacare; a candidate that could focus on a truly fair tax code that lowers taxes on everyone, while actually reducing the size of this out-of-control government. We needed a likable candidate that could look at the average voter in the face and ask “how can Hillary possibly care about the poor, while at the same time being against school choice?”
What we did get was a candidate who decided to focus on immigration, and who has made it extremely easy for Hillary and her friends in the media, to paint him and the party as being anti-immigrant, anti-women, and anti-middle-class. Is it a coincidence?
Take a look at Trump’s tax plan. It lowers taxes on corporations, which is great, but for individuals, all it does is reduce the number of tax brackets. It provides nothing for the average voter to get excited about, and it gives Hillary a perfect opportunity to talk to voters about how Trump’s plan helps only the rich. “Typical Republican, right?” How convenient for Hillary.
Take a look at Trump’s first general election ad. Why would a candidate running in the general election and who hopes to attract independents, choose to continue focusing on immigration? How convenient for Hillary.
With everything that has come out about the Clintons (watch Clinton Cash), she was the easiest candidate to beat. The problem is republicans have a candidate that makes statements that tend to take the attention away from Hillary’s scandals. How convenient for Hillary.
We already know the democrat primary was in a way, rigged, so that Hillary would win. We know the party leaders were colluding with the media to make sure she was the nominee. My question to those who still refuse to believe that Trump is a Hillary plan is this: if Hillary had a plan in place to make sure she was the nominee, do you not think it plausible that she also had a plan to rig the republican primary, knowing full well she wasn’t likable enough to beat a good republican candidate? Do you not think it plausible that she would attempt to control the conversation in the general election to make sure only the topics that favor her are talked about?
Was the fact that Trump spoke with Bill Clinton right before he announced he would seek the republican nomination not a red flag? Was the fact that Trump, just a few years ago, praised both Obama and Clinton, and even went as far as to say that democrats are better for the economy not a red flag? Was the fact that Trump had donated money mostly to democrats, including Hillary herself, not a red flag? Was the fact that Trump invited Hillary to his wedding not a red flag?
None of this is a coincidence. Knowing what we know about the Clintons, there was no way Hillary was going to leave the general election to chance. She knew her favorability numbers were not good. She knew the only way to win was to control the other side; to have an opponent that wouldn’t talk about the budget deficit or the national debt, and that instead she could easily paint as being racist.
Trump and Hillary have fooled the world. I don’t believe Trump ever wanted to be president. Why would he? I believe the original plan was to have Trump insert the immigration topic into the republican primary conversation, to make the party look bad to the independents needed to win the general election. And I think the second part of the plan was for Trump to run as an independent to help Hillary win. They must have been surprised at how stupid the primary voters were. The plan worked even better than they thought. They even got the radio hosts, Matt Drudge, and those at Breitbart to help dig the grave for their own party. Genius.
I think Trump will lose, and I think he will lose big. He will claim the election was stolen and that will be the end of it. He will get rewarded by Clinton in ways we will never find out about.
Of course, I also thought Trump had no chance to win the republican primary, so there is a chance that I could be wrong and that Trump could win. That would be the ultimate backfire. Although for Trump that wouldn’t be a big deal, since as his own son said, Trump would just outsource the presidency to the VP.
UPDATE: Hate Trump, Vote Trump
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