The Trump I always knew vs the Hillary I always feared. What a mess.

The dam has broken.  My Trumpster supporters are now mad as heck that someone dared release a video of Trump, well being Trump.  Me, I was shocked it took so long and makes you wonder if the MSM/Dem/Bill Clinton machine had this planned all along. Hillary couldn’t beat a half drunk dog catcher- so they had to create something worse.  (Update: turns out I was right. )

The e-mails also revealed that back in 2015, the Clinton campaign strategized about ways to elevate Donald Trump and other “extreme” Republicans — as “Pied Piper” candidates who would ultimately be so “unpalatable,” they’d help her win.

These “Pied Piper” candidates also included Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, according to the e-mail, sent to the Democratic National Committee on April 7, 2015.

The e-mail goes on to advise the DNC to “Force all Republican candidates to lock themselves into extreme conservative positions that will hurt them in the general election.”

Trump is a bullying, big mouthed, want to please daddy, hard working, hard charging New Yorker.  In a sense he’s that blue collar guy with a lot of psychological baggage (daddy issues) who wants to just be the guy everybody admires and envies, to the point where he goes too far.  The audio should be no shock to anyone! He’s been like that for decades!  I followed his career since the eighties and he is just “that guy”.  Like Bill Clinton is a womanizing cad, Trump is a blustering bully.  Now he loves America, and he loves his New York blue collar roots.  But…does that make him presidential material?

You see, being president isn’t being a CEO.  It is being a public representative of three hundred twenty million diverse people.  You have to be that guy who has a sense of a greater moral good and an understanding that you no longer represent just yourself and your own opinions but the nation and the people’s opinions.  Long ago many politicians – including Presidents- forgot that rule. They only serve themselves and their own personal agendas and think they “deserve” their seats.

Which brings me to Hillary.  She is a crazy mad woman. Paranoid, conniving, dangerous. She thinks after forty years of putting up with Bill’s crap she “deserves” the White House.   Of course she doesn’t. In fact, after eight years of Obama, she will be the tipping point we all fear.

Think of America as the drunk at the end of the bar.  He is pounding back one last drink and then freezes and slowly, ever so slowly, he begins to slide off. Now there is a time where you could reach over and grab him, to stop the leaning.  But you don’t and as he goes over in slow motion suddenly gravity grabs him and he tumbles to the ground, landing hard on his head.   That’s America today. We are in the “slippery slope” and heading for that rapid tipping point.  One more inch and “BOOM” to the floor we go.

Hillary is that one more inch.

And she has done a thousand bad things to get the opportunity. Including this one.

Back in the nineties, when Bill was being a cad like Trump, Hillary covered for him. She also covered for him criminally- by hiding evidence for two years in her bedroom only to be “discovered” after the case was pretty much over.  (sound familiar?) The evidence proved she was a money hungry corrupt person way back then.   You know, spots and leopards.

Of course, all the people commenting on this and the politicians are running away. Because as one pointed out- you can be a cad…or a politician. (Applying to Republicans only of course. The democrats have no morals).  Over at Powerline, the “genius of Trump”, as his supporters call his blundering errors, is wearing thin.

Through the primary season and the early stages of the general election, Donald Trump made any number of apparently boneheaded moves. His supporters, though, were always quick to tell us that Trump couldn’t be judged by ordinary standards. What seemed to be blunders were really acts of unique Trumpian genius! We heard this over and over.

Well, we are now a month out from the election, and newspapers are headlining Trump’s refusal to drop out of the race. We’ve got ’em right where we want ’em, right, fellas?

When this fiasco is over, I think we should go easy on those who thought Donald Trump was the GOP’s optimal nominee. A soft, Lincolnian peace, in other words. At a minimum, however, all Republicans should resolve never, ever again to nominate an amateur to run for president.

I may disagree with him in this way. An amateur can run, because all politicians are amateurs at one time, except the Kennedy clan and the Bushes.  However, that amateur has to be of a certain character to defend against the attacks that surely will come.  Trump does not have that character or history or nimbleness.

I got a lot of Twitter traffic today (@stevenfhayward if you don’t already follow)—maybe the most ever—for recounting Ronald Reagan’s reaction to the news of Gary Hart’s sexual peccadillos in 1987: “Boys will be boys—but boys will not be president.” While Hart was doomed, five years later we got more than a randy boy in the White House: we got full on sexual predator Bill Clinton, whose enabler wife is now on the ballot. A lot of respondents noted this fact, as though it should mean Trump should be held to the same standard, if not thought of more favorably, since Trump merely talked about grabbing women’s genitals while Bill Clinton actually did it.

But if conservatives stand for anything, it is to hold their own to a higher standard than liberals. It is a huge concession to what Pat Moynihan called “defining deviancy down” if we appeal to the Bill Clinton standard and the tendentious arguments liberals used in the 1990s to excuse his despicable behavior.

Beyond this, I’m wondering whether I can watch the debate this evening, or more to the point, let my kids watch it. The Clintons richly deserve to have their mendacity exploded in front of a huge audience. On the other hand, I can think of some rather effective Hillary retorts, and I imagine she’s got several in the can. Trump has already proven that he’s not very facile in a head-to-head debate with Hillary. Moreover, I’ve seen some press reports that there are polling and focus group results suggesting that a majority of Americans really don’t want to have Bill Clinton’s bad behavior from 20 years ago brought up. It’s not right; it’s not fair. But it is the world we live in.

I’m thinking the Clinton campaign is behind the release of this recording, and have run every angle on how it plays out. Everything seems in suspended animation right now. The next 24 to 48 hours may be the most extraordinary of any presidential campaign in our history.

At this point, the challenge for Trump is to embrace the battle he’s in and accept the trash filled dumpster that is now our general society.  Hillary wants to roll around in the ditch, then swerve into that ditch at a hundred miles and hour and flip the car! Heck, half the population doesn’t vote or care. The other half watch reality shows and tweet like addicts, sharing mostly unintelligent comments.  Maybe in this weird new world Trump fits in better than Hillary!  If most young people think Jon Stewart is a news source and it’s not real unless it is re-tweeted, maybe Trump is onto something.

As I said to my friends, if I were Trump I would do the following. Invite Juanita and Paula and the gang to sit around Bill in the audience and give them a shout out at some point.

But in the beginning, I would open with this statement:

“I am not a professional politician, I’m a blue collar guy who is rough around the edges.  Not politically correct or even someone of you would approve of. But blue collar guys build homes, grow towns, fight and win wars, keep your borders secure and work a lifetime making your lives easier and safer.

She, on the other hand, has lied to you- ALL of you- taken money from those who want to ruin our nation, and is willing to destroy the sovereignty of your country..for a fee.

So the choice really comes down to this; when you go to sleep at night do you trust a rough man to stand ready to defend your lives, or a person you fear will betray you for a handful a silver?”

Whatever the topic comes up, I would push it back onto Hillary and her “public/private” opinions.  “Hillary is this what you are saying to us, or what you really believe? Because we know you have at least two opinions, one to the people who pay you, and one to the people you are trying to lie to.”  Or maybe “That’s a nice position to take, how much did you get paid to take it?”

See? Easy…for a politician, which means Trump may not be able to pull it off. Regardless, his people realize that most of this is all about who is a democrat and who is a Republican.  The double standard has always been infuriating. But that is the rule played in politics.

Eleven years ago Donald Trump was taped using vulgarity and boasting, like many playboys and locker room machos, about his prowess with women. Disgusting? Sure…but spare me the high dudgeon elicited by strategic release of those tapes, just as Wikileaks revealed more chicanery by Clinton.

Even some conservatives have joined the caterwauling declaring that this is proof positive that Trump is not “presidential.” Presidential??? That bar was lowered decades ago.

Was it presidential when John Kennedy invited Mafia molls to the White House for a roll in the hay? Was it presidential when he and his brother Triborough Fitzgerald  Kennedy shared the sexual favors of a pathetic movie star?

Was it presidential when his successor, Lyndon Johnson- purveyor of the ruinous entitlement scam known as “The Great Society” showed his class in conducting press conferences from the toilet?

Was it presidential when Bill Clinton used government employees to find him sex partners? Or how about his encouragement of a besotted intern to become his er….private server…in the oval office?

Ted Kennedy had the gall to attempt a run for the White House and did anyone question whether it was presidential to back off a bridge into water and permit his passenger to drown while he swam away and tried to convince his cousin to take the rap? And Kennedy’s friend Chris Dodd also tried to get into the race for the White House even after he and Kennedy squeezed a waitress between them and fondled her in a sordid incident that begat the name “the Dodd-Kennedy sandwich. Did anyone say that Dodd was not presidential?

And finally, is it presidential for Obama to invite rappers to the White House who extol the murder of policemen and call women bitches and Blacks “niggas?” One was named “Common” and his poem includes : “They watching me, I’m watching them”Them dick boys got a lock of c*** in them.” The most recent presidential invite was in January 2016 when  Kendrick Lamar met with President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday. Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” album shows a group of Black men in front of the White House holding champagne bottles and hundred-dollar bills on top of the dead body of a white judge. Obama has said the rapper’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” which is on that album  was his favorite song of 2015. That’s presidential?

No.  And God help us.




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