We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Yale's David Gelernter is in the Maggie's Pantheon for many reasons (especially his books), but how he is able to keep his finger on the pulse of regular, non-elite Americans from the leafy, ivy-clad Lefty wards of New Haven, CT, is beyond me:
I’ll vote for Mr. Trump—grimly. But there is no alternative, no shadow of a responsible alternative.
Mr. Trump’s candidacy is a message from the voters. He is the empty gin bottle they have chosen to toss through the window. The message begins with the fact that voters hear what the leaders and pundits don’t: the profound contempt for America and Americans that Mrs. Clinton and President Obama share and their frightening lack of emotional connection to this nation and its people.
Read the whole thing. I feel like Gelernter knows me. No more posts from me about this election. I am moving on to greener pastures.
You have to stay in because this election is too important to ignore. Thirty years of The Clintons backed by the GOPe have skewed the moral, fiscal and political backbone of this country, only made worse by a president who, apparently, has never read the Constitution regarding separation of powers. He just pulls out his pen. The hubris displayed by him and the Clintons boggles the brain.
The article is excellent. Actually I've had a dozen phone calls and a series of e-mails applauding this work and asking me to read it and pass it around. We have our vehicle; now we must use it.
hmmm... I'm not a reader of the WSJ, so I can't see the most of the article, BUT.... I rather think Mr Trump represents a guided missile aimed at the globalists by realistic, hardworking Americans, the folks who are reading the stitches on the fastball, and see our world headed for the dumpster due to the work of the the TPP'ers and other globalists, especially as we watch the wreck Europe has become in a few short months.
We can't all live on fairy dust, and Trump voters know it.
You got that right. It is not about Trump personally. Just speculating, maybe that is why the really vile personal attacks aren't as crippling as they could be. Or, it could be that many more people see through the same ole, same ole, those tired, fabricated and stale tactics of personal destruction.
I say this even though I know that Trump cannot do much against the force of globalization ( or automation) and I understand that a lot of it is inevitable. The thing is that Clinton has already genuflected to K Street and is eager to double down and totally gut the Middle. That said, I will never give up my rights guaranteed by the Constitution or American sovereignty just to feather the nest of some Taker, some Globalist.
At least he recognizes that a flawed candidate like Trump is preferable to Hillary. Not everybody gets that.
Pretty much every election cycle, I start out thinking the pubbie is just ok and as the campaign progresses, I become more enthusiastic about him. Certainly part of that is the knowledge that the alternative would usher in more damage to our economy, freedoms, and standing in the world. This time is no different. Well, it is a little different in that my enthusiasm for Trump has grown much more than for previous candidates and the aforementioned calculation is certainly part of that, but there's a lot more to it than that.
Trump has said he would appoint a special council to see if prosecution of Hillary is warranted. I seem to remember earlier in the campaign, he made a similar statement about other Obama figures. If he were to do that (and prosecute them as it is certain that several have been flagrant law violators) and not do any better than Obama on every other issue, I would consider his administration a success. Our politicians have become the aristocracy our forefathers disdained. It's long since time to reverse that trend.
I expect that should he be elected, he will do much more that is very positive. As he has campaigned, he has outlined many positions I appreciate.
He was not my first choice in the primaries. He wasn't my fourth or even my tenth choice in the beginning, but he is my first choice now going away. It's an easy and joyful choice to make for me.
The first thing Trump should do, after signing a one-page rescission of ALL of Obama's illegal executive orders, is put together a commission to investigate the Clintons, everyone in the Obama administration, and every member of Congress. I would start with the collapse of the economy by the Democrats in 2007 and work forward from there.
Unfortunately, just prosecuting those in the Justice Department, the FBI and the IRS is going to take several years. But any member of Congress, Republican or Democrat, who took an illegal payoff, or was involved in the manipulations to collapse our economy, should also be thrown in prison for 10-15 years.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, Wikileaks has exposed just how deep the corruption goes, and it is pervasive throughout our government.
See not all the fancy people are voting for Hilligula . This Gelertner fellow is a top shelf A-list biographer. He wrote the definitive bio on Elvis and his latest is about The Colonel Tom Parker .....