Five Reasons Trump May Be A Better President Than You Think

This comes to us via Breitbart’s Brian McClanahan, who wonders if a President Trump would be that bad, noting that the Establishment thinks so, and offers 5 reasons why Trump would be better than you think. Let’s dive into four of them, before hitting up the one that really stood out to me.

First is that Trump supposedly has some good advisors, such as Senator Jeff Sessions, and will “look into things”, rather than simply acting with executive orders. Not sure if I’m buying the executive orders thing.

Second, Trump won’t start WWIII, because he was totes against the Iraq War (McClanahan forgets to mention that Trump was for Operation Iraqi Freedom before he was against it, and flipped at the same time Democrats decided to take a stand against President Bush for political purposes) and would place American interests over those of other nations. I can see Trump being rather isolationist for international affairs, and protectionist regarding economic affairs.

Third is that we may get Judge Andrew Napolitano (yeah, the Fox News guy) on the Supreme Court. Seriously. I’m not sure how putting a guy who is a 9/11 Truther on the Supreme Court is a good idea.

Fifth is that Trump would clean up corruption, starting with prosecuting Hillary Clinton, and writes “It would not be hard to image a similar great purge of establishment corruption from D.C. should Trump be elected. It would be like shining lights on cockroaches.” A case could be made for and against Trump cleaning up corruption.

Here’s the 4th

Trump brings back the Reagan coalition: It wasn’t that long ago that people used to salivate over the 1980s Reagan coalition of blue-collar Democrats and white-collar Republicans. Trump has that kind of appeal. This is why his message resonates across the political spectrum and why many Americans are supporting him. If the Republican Party is serious about a “big tent” philosophy, Trump is their guy. Most conservatives vote Republican because they lack real alternatives. It is better, they think, to hold their nose and pull the lever for Mitt Romney than vote for Barack Obama. This hasn’t worked, and American knows it. Trump represents real America, what Glenn Beck recently derided as the “bubba effect,” and real America is ready to kick the establishment to the curb. They want jobs, security, and someone who isn’t afraid to stand up to the cultural Marxism of the establishment, both Left and Right. Reagan would agree. He nailed the “bubba” vote as well. That worked out ok.

Trump very much is bringing together many constituents. He’s even captured some Conservatives and Tea Party folks. I’ve talked to a lot of folks, and it seems that many who are squishy Republicans, squishy Democrats, Blue Dog Democrats, and those who hate both parties are going for Trump. Interestingly, though, Trump has brought together the Establishment Republicans and Conservatives/Tea Party members in their #NeverTrump calls. Their reasons vary. But, they are most certainly against Trump. Because, while he does hold some Conservative positions, he also holds many that are Liberal, and he’s flipped and flopped, so, we do not really know his deeply held convictions.

All that said, here’s something to consider: many are holding on to their Principles in saying #NeverTrump. I understand that feeling. But, this is politics, so, let’s add another P word: pragmatism. Is it better to have a guy who claims to be a Republican in office than someone like Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders? Is it better to get some of what you want rather than all of what you don’t want? Yes, we’ve been disappointed time and time again by Republicans. How’s it working out with President Obama? Are you enjoying this period of time? You may despise John McCain and Mitt Romney, but, would they have been better?

Furthermore, those against Trump have to consider that the GOP needs to retain the House and Senate. I doubt there’s any chance of losing the House, but, the Senate could be lost. We need to be fired up even if Trump is the nominee, and make sure we get out and vote. And get others to vote. This goes for the States that have state elections in November, as well.

Politics is about Power, a fourth P. You need to be in the majority to have wield power. Do you want Obamacare replaced? Vote Trump if he’s the candidate. Hold your nose. Think pragmatism. But, hope that it is Cruz who wins the nomination.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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7 Responses to “Five Reasons Trump May Be A Better President Than You Think”

  1. Dana says:

    To say that Donald Trump would be a better President than Hillary Clinton is like saying that Benito Mussolini was a better guy than Adolf Hitler: it’s technically true, but he was still a bad, bad guy.

  2. david7134 says:

    I am having difficulty with the concept of Trump is Hitler, can you explain? You do recognize that we have an immigration problem? You do realize that one of the main entry points is our southern border and that the jerk in office has done nothing to correct this? Do you realize that the Republican party only giver lip service to any actions on immigration other than desiring the status quo? So, Trump comes down firm on this. It would result in less social expense and more American jobs. Now, how do you transport 60 million people? You simply deny them, they will leave.

    Now, you do realize that the world, not just us, has a major Muslim problem? When 60% of a so called religion supports violence, then that religion is implicated in the violence around the world. So, all Trump said was that he would pause Muslim movement into the US. This is a policy that should have taken place years before. For instance, why do I have to be hassled by TSA when they know I am not anything like a terrorist, but the guy with the Muslim garb likely is closer to what we should look for. FYI, that was what was asked of me by Indians that I work with as they can’t understand our attitude either.

    So I am asking, what is bad about Trump. Or do you really like Hillary?

  3. john says:

    It is not likely that the GOP will win the White House in 2016
    So let’s have a bit more reality here. The GOP has lost the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 elections.
    One year ago the odds were almost equal

  4. john says:

    Dana the move to ban Muslims (American citizens?) from entering the USA is a solution looking for a problem that no longer seems to exist.
    About 15000 Americans are killed each year, please point out how many are killed by the political/religious jihadists

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  6. Stosh says:

    Another northeast liberal republican businessman is perfect, it worked so well for President Romney in 2012. Trump has been New York liberal, crony capitalist all his life.

  7. Whitehall says:

    I agree with your analysis. I voted early for Cruz in Florida but I would gladly support Trump over any Democrat. Voting for anyone is making a bet on future performance but that’s what you gotta do.

    Trump’s key appeal is that he projects sincerity about “wanting to make America great again.” Cruz is sincere about his principles which, in turn, will make America great again. Both aim to the same place but with Trump, voters do not have to buy into the conservative principles too.

    Sell benefits, not features. Any MBA knows that!

    Both men have track records of accomplishment but Trump’s is more visible and more understandable to the average voter. He’s been building a new coalition since Day 1. I prefer Cruz but will gladly accept Trump as nominee.