This morning we learned a 29 year old Muslim man, Omar Mateen, born in the USA with possible ties to ISIS, opened fire in a gay Orlando, Florida night club, killing 50 and injuring 53 individuals. His father made clear his son was homophobic. He was wearing what looked like a suicide vest.
Two considerations come to mind: Hillary will advocate gun control as will Obama. Trump will discuss the implications of allowing more Muslims into America until we can effectively vet them. We cannot now assess who among Muslim immigrants are violent with Jihadist ties. Omar Mateen was not screened for a gun. He was allowed into what was purported to be a safe club.
If more Americans were allowed to carry concealed weapons for purposes of self-defense, this tragedy might have resulted in less loss of life. When loss of life occurs, we have to ascertain who we want to be our leader. Denial and obfuscation will only exacerbate this problem and result in more deaths.
I recently read a commentary by Robert Kagan and another by Jonathan Weisman. I was shocked by the consistent theme inherent in both pieces. They fed off the same hate-Trump playbook and their intention was to create fear.
I have fear but it isn’t related to what Kagan alleges. Obama creates it and here’s why.
Ben Rhodes, Obama’s National Security Advisor, bragged about how ‘he more or less lied’ about the Iran deal and revealed his contempt for the Washington foreign policy establishment ‘the blob’ while imposing Obama’s misleading Iran agreement. He put one over on us, certainly on congress, but the consequences are frightening. Iran has, according to the United States Institute of Peace, the largest most diverse ballistic missile arsenal in the Middle East. With $150 billion going straight to Iran from our president, they and North Korea pose an enormous danger to the United States and we should be very concerned.
Obama threatens America by doing it.
We should also be concerned about The Islamist State who made $2.4 billion in 2015, making it the richest terrorist group in the world.
But according to Kagan our focus should be on how Trump ridicules women and hates anyone with a non-white complexion. He tells us Trump’s an egomaniac and tyrant, a phony billionaire and an anti-capitalist. Weisman tells us he’s an anti-semite and alludes to ‘nazi tweets’ in his attention-seeking title. They warn us of impending fascism.
Are they serious? I can think of others to hang those labels on but it isn’t Donald Trump.
OK, Trump has a gruff demeanor that can be undignified, but so do lots of successful people, including other politicians who happen to be Democrats and get a pass. Still, Trump’s intentions remain intact.
What if I told you Obama is trying to destroy America and Israel, two countries he detests. And Hillary isn’t far behind. Does that sound extreme? Take a look at their past behavior; what do you come away with? Hillary, if elected, would nominate supreme court justices who’d alter our second amendment for starters and like her boss, issue executive orders that would further transform America into an EU technocratic government that would essentially dismiss us the people.
Americans know they’ve been bamboozled by Obama. They’re disgusted with lily-livered Republican political leaders who allowed Obama to run free no matter how egregious and illegal his actions. Obama sneered using the race card and they folded obediently.
Yet Trump is assaulted daily with petty accusations blown out of proportion. This is the mental infection known as “political correctness” integral to the hate-Trump playbook and it’s being used by both sides now..
Trump may be our only real hope for redemption.
He has worked in the private sector and succeeded admirably. He’s been in the trenches negotiating global deals and in New York City, where ‘the art of the deal’ requires tough seasoned skills. A billionaire entrepreneur might be an enormous advantage over a woman like Hillary, the Democratic presumptive nominee, whose self-aggrandized behavior supposedly in the interests of the people hasn’t exactly turned out well though it has for her. Her power lust and seeming inability to discern truth from lies makes her unacceptable. Her dismal performance isn’t comparable to Trump’s.
Yet the bullets are flying in Trump’s direction, some from established conservatives who are uncomfortably at odds with themselves and concoct their version of the truth. Many Republicans don’t even know who they’re supposed to be. They’ve morphed to wimps – dutiful racist accomplices quick to prove their leftist-allegiance and denounce their own Republican candidate for perceived bias.
In comparison, there were few warnings in 2007 about Obama and there should have been.
Obama was that enticing guy who schmoozed us into tranquil sobriety. He knew how to make us like him. He was black and Ivy League, and that made us feel even better. His lack of experience and dubious associations didn’t matter. The media kept us narcotized from reality. We were swindled by the ‘black’ persuasion but being black still required discernment and there was none here.
Trump is rough not Obama-smooth and doesn’t tolerate convoluted political nonsense that hurts us. His proclivity to state the truth alarms those tenderly inured to words couched acceptably. His critics stretch his uncensored words into provocations that shouldn’t provoke. The truth is, we’ve become soft like our mollycoddled college students aka ‘generation snowflake’, our citizens reduced to make-nice bromides and entitlements that create lives that won’t exceed expectations.
Is Trump the chump for untouchable Obama? Is he such a threat to establishment they threaten his candidacy? Have these past 8 years of holding-back liberated conservatives to now verbalize concerns they chose not to express before. They could have expressed them but they were careful. Racism, a powerful guilt inducer, was cunningly reinvigorated by Obama along with Islamophobia and it’s still in effect. Sadly Republicans fell in line and bought his con.
Trump didn’t. That doesn’t make him a nazi or racist. It makes him unique.
Extreme positions were taken by Obama. He’s an eccentric ideologue. If we assess what Trump is reacting to, it takes a back seat to Obama who led us down a path of deceit and betrayal. Conservatives have not been assertive; they’ve been gutless. Now they’ve suddenly come alive, to protest Trump. It’s diabolical and profoundly disappointing.
I suggest their accusations are miscast inappropriately. Trump is after all, a white billionaire and a man who refuses to obligate politically correct censure which has been bound up tight during these oppressive Obama years. He’s an easily targeted GOP white-male, safe to denigrate but probably a made-to-order candidate who can take us where we need to go.
We’re told Trump takes extreme positions, but he’s reacting to the Obama-extremes that need to be stated plainly. Trump is authentic and can be the change-maker we need. He has the skills to get things done.
Here are just a few things Trump can do:
- Secure America’s borders and pause the Syrian refugee program which are sane and prudent suggestions and not racist. They’re smart.
- Trump knows how to get things done. He’s a successful man who built a business empire and branded his name globally. He can make deals that actually benefit America and create teams of effective people who can execute his demands.
- Trump can rise above political-correct suppression to enable receptivity to cogent critical thinking that can lead to policies that actually improve lives.
- Trump’s demonstrated courage goes a long way. We need a leader on our side. A man who has the entrepreneurial skills to improve our economy and the tenacity to instill fear in our enemies who have been empowered by Obama.
Trump’s ability to move forward despite the obstacles coming at him have been astounding. Imagine how he’d do in the White House if he gets the opportunity.
This lethal game is afoot. It’s a contest between good and evil with America hanging in the balance. It’s the real deal like no other.