I’m NOT a Trump Supporter…


… I prefer Ted Cruz.

But everything Ann Coulter says, here, is absolutely on-the-nose, spot-on, accurate-as-an- arrow-in-the-bull’s-eye … true. It’s all worth saying over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again.

Here’s a hint of it:

Do they have TV sets at CNN? An Internet connection? I don’t work at a television network, but I saw Trump “disavow” David Duke a half-dozen times before Jake Tapper asked him to disavow Duke again last Sunday.

The question served absolutely no journalistic purpose. No new information was sought. It was just a smear, for the sole purpose of getting the words “KKK” into the same sentence as “Donald Trump.”

Unsuspecting viewers who missed Trump’s earlier disavowals are supposed to think, Is Trump connected with the Klan? Why else would they be asking him about David Duke?

And some more:

I am not aware of David Duke ever inciting a mob that went on to commit murder. Al Sharpton has — and no Democrat can run for president without kissing his ring.

More than a decade after Duke quit the KKK, Sharpton inflamed anti-Semitic mobs in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights — mobs that were four or five times larger than the entire national KKK membership — fueling several more days of riots, during which a man, whom the crowd believed to be Jewish, was murdered.

In December 1995, Sharpton led anti-Semitic protests against a Jewish-owned clothing store in Harlem, Freddy’s Fashion Mart, which ended with a protestor bursting into the store and setting a blaze that killed seven employees.

In 1989, Sharpton libeled innocent law enforcement officers in the Tawana Brawley rape hoax — resulting in a libel judgment against him. Then in 1990, a Sharpton-led mob screamed “Whore!” at a rape victim and roughed up cameramen outside the trial of the Central Park rapists (who were guilty).

Sharpton isn’t some random nut Hillary and Bernie have vaguely heard of. Two weeks ago, Bernie Sanders publicly met with Sharpton to ask for his blessing. Hillary will be making the same pilgrimage soon. My advice is, bring your checkbook.

David Duke doesn’t speak at Republican national conventions; Sharpton was given a prominent speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention less than a decade after his demagoguery outside Freddy’s ended in the deaths of seven innocent people (this was also a quarter century after Duke left the Klan).

Duke isn’t invited to the White House to advise Republican presidents. Sharpton has officially visited Obama’s White House at least 72 times.

Duke has never been given a TV show where he gets to ask questions of elected officials. Guess who was?

In fact, now that I think about it, Duke has no connection to any GOP official whatsoever!

When David Duke is invited to give a prime-time address at the Republican National Convention, maybe the media can ask Republican candidates to “disavow” him. Until then, how about asking the Democrats about their supporters?

And there’s more. I disagree with Coulter’s choice for President, but there’s simply no other way to say this: She’s right on the nose in this particular essay.

Period.

— xPraetorius

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11 thoughts on “I’m NOT a Trump Supporter…

  1. Trumps fantastic! He’s proof-positive of what you (all of “you,” however many online personalities you have) were recently denying (despite all the evidence presented) regarding Hitler. Christians can, and do, become a mindless mob on a word. He has the overwhelming support of evangelical leaders, and is winning hands-down with evangelical voters. Hail Trump!

    http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/03/05/mein-drumpf-trump-tells-supporters-to-pledge-allegiance-to-him-and-the-result-is-mind-blowing-video/

    1. I can’t over-exaggerate the number of exaggerations and distortions in your paragraph, Zande! 🙂

      First: If Trump is a Christian, he’s a brandy-new one… a recent convert. Otherwise, how could he, at his age, make the ignorant statements he’s made about Christian belief? I’m guessing that like others, he’s a “Convenience Christian” (© xPraetorius, 2016), who realizes that he has to call himself a Christian in order to succeed politically in Christian America.

      Second: We Christians are, certainly more than we’d like to admit, a gullible bunch. Trust, naiveté and benevolent feelings toward just about anyone are baked into the Christian doctrine. Hence, there will be Christians who get duped by anyone coming along braying that he’s a Christian. Yes, this certainly was true of the atheist Hitler as well, as the most respected historian of Hitler concluded.

      Third: “Mindless mob” is hardly an accurate way to characterize either Christians of any stripe, or Trump supporters, of which I, most definitely, am not one. Suspended disbelief? Sure. But absolutely not mindless.

      And: “at a word?” Hardly! You don’t know much about America, do you, Zande. As even the left-wing commentators are concluding, Trump’s electoral success is coming after decades of, at best, contemptuous neglect or, at worst, outright abuse at the hands of the political party that “Evangelicals” have supported during that time.

      Today’s temporary attraction to Trump — and mark my words, the attraction is temporary — is due to a confluence of events and personalities several generations in the making. There’s no “at a word” here at all. This is a basic truth of all such movements involving millions of people. That the ignorant are unaware of it until it bubbles over into the undeniable, and the newsworthy, is not a surprise.

      Frustration at the Republican Party’s long history of seeming milquetoast responses to the depredations and crimes, the corruption and outright abuses of power from the Democrat Party has been building for generations. Trump is the wrong guy to address it, in my humble opinion, but the feeling on the part of his supporters toward Washington is both accurate and legitimate. And it’s most definitely not “mindless.”

      Trump has extremely skillfully used a well-honed understanding of media dishonesty and corruption, of history and of the nature and strength of evangelical and conservative Republican disaffection, to project a no-nonsense contempt for political correctness, and a through-the-roof self-confidence that make real people think that he’d actually be able to get good things done in Washington.

      The real fear on the part of the left is that that may be true, and that what Trump might do would actually be good for America, by rolling back the layers of muck they have heaped on the backs of the American people for decades.

      The fear on the part of the right is that it likewise may be true that Trump can get things done in Washington by the sheer force of his Trump-ness, but that he may not actually have the core beliefs necessary to get good things done in Washington.

      The right also fears that Trump’s ability to “get things done” in Washington, by going above or around Congress, would simply continue the trajectory toward an imperial Presidency, now nearly eight years in the making, that the left so vociferously condemns (see, eg.: Nixon, Richard), but so earnestly wants. (see, eg.: Obama, Barack.)

      Mark this well: it’s the left that, ultimately, would relish a Trump Presidency, not the right.

      If Trump were to succeed in “getting things done,” by his sheer presence, personality and no-holds-barred, no-prisoners, no-nonsense approach, then the Dems realize that one of theirs soon enough will occupy the White House, in a time when the Presidency will be supreme among the three branches of government, which would turn the snarling barracudas of the Trump-era press back into the purring kittens of the Obama-era press.

      The right, rightly, fears that Trump will out-Obama the horrendous Obama himself, in shredding the greatest set of governing rules ever written: the American Constitution. the right understands that America, as the land of the free and the home of the brave, very well might not survive an Obama-Trump one-two gut punch.

      It’s a sure thing that she won’t survive an Obama-Hillary era.

      Best,

      — x

    2. Lol! Is zande still thinking you and I are the same person? Doesn’t he have anything meaningful to say? What has he got in his head, rocks?

      1. Lol! Careful, viewer. I don’t allow gratuitous insults, and this is close.

        With that said, I’ll allow it, because it allows me to say this: Don’t forget: Zande believes that those rocks between his ears are not only alive, but suffering greatly.

        He just might be onto something. It certainly has to be boring between that particular set of ears. Not a lot going on there.

        Best,

        — x

  2. “Christians can, and do, become a mindless mob on a word.”

    Zande apparently has never seen the cracker people fight the wafer people on communion day! He’s also missed the part about the protestant rebellion, and the resulting thousands of different denominations. Marching in lockstep is actually the precise opposite of Christian.

    Trump does not have “overwhelming evangelical support.” On a good day, polls have given him 30%. That’s worrying because it says a lot about the condition of Western Christianity and what lurks in the heart of some, but it is hardly a mindless mob.

    1. Are you entirely sure its just 30%? I’ll admit, i watch this only on the sidelines, but from what I’ve heard, the presented “experts” (the number crunchers, at least) have been saying he’s wiping the field with evangelicals who were, it’s being said, apparently Cruz’s target audience.

      I’ve seen some of Cruz’s speeches. He says the right words to inflame the “evangelical.” Fareed Zacharia, if I recall correctly, did a great report in this a few weeks ago concerning Cruz’s deliberate language. He seems to be a manipulative snake. Trump, I just have no idea where he’s coming from. Honestly, I’m waiting for the Ta-Dah! moment.

      1. Yes, the highest I’ve seen those numbers go is 30%. There are also numerous high profile evangelicals speaking out against Trump, one in the NY Times just the other day. So no, evangelicals are not all on the same page here.

        Trump is coming from people’s anger, from a desire to crush the powers that be, to annihilate a corrupt political establishment. He’s doing an excellent job of exploiting people’s sense of powerlessness and frustration.

        Cruz actually appeals more to genuine conservatives, to those who focus more on policy than emotion. Conservatives, many who are also Christians.

        Let me really blow your mind here Zande, some of those supporting Hillary and Bernie are also Christians.

        So, the very fact that there is so much division strikes down your false statement about this alleged mindless Christian mob all marching in lockstep.

        1. Apologies, I didn’t mean to imply evangelicals were all on the same page, rather he is winning easily with them, especially blue-collar evangelicals. And yes, I’m sure there are many religious supporting the Dems. Given the general breakdown of the US population, this is not surprising. Clinton’s a Methodist, isn’t she?

          The mindless-mob bit concerned Praetorius’s total denial that Hitler and the Nazi’s were Christians, were supported by the Christian population, and had the public support of Bishops and Cardinals. It was all on another thread, but what is going on in the US today is an example of how it happens. Some evangelical leaders have come out against Trump (which is encouraging), but many others have thrown their weight behind him, including Liberty University. This is probably to be expected with Falwell’s recent call for his students to carry guns ready to kill Muslims when the need arises.

  3. I already conclusively demonstrated that Hitler was not a Christian. I hope you were paying attention. Your continued attempts to argue that he was, prove you to be an unserious commenter at worst, a deeply ignorant one at best.

    I explained also how your assertion that “what is going on in the US today is an example of how it happens” is meaningless. All things, everywhere, are both part of, and explain, “how it happens” everywhere.

    It’s that your understanding of “what is going on in the US today,” is ignorant and wrong.

    Best,

    — x

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