Are We Really Ready To Quit Donald Trump?
Are We Really Ready To Quit Donald Trump?
President Donald J. Trump is a problematic candidate and endorser, and he always has been, but are we really ready to quit him? I am not sure. He punches down and calling Ron DeSantis “Desantimonious” was a wholly unnecessary self-own. However, he is ready to go annihilation on the Deep State and that is necessary to preserve our Republic.
I wrote a post the other day, read it here, and named Trump villain number 2 in the midterm election issues. Wow, I took a lot of excrement for that. I do think that Trump was a villain, but that doesn’t mean that I am ready to quit DJT. Hale no.
One of my go-to writers, Don Surber, has woken up from the dream of Trump, quit him and moved on. Surber opened his recent post with:
I was in a bubble this year. Tuesday’s election busted it.
Hope is the thing with feathers. We were plucked.
We can talk about cheating and the fix being in and mail-in votes. We can go on and on about the deep state and the media. We can spend months in denial but the fact is, Americans do not want Donald John Trump to be their president.
He did not save the Republican Party. He spent it.
Ira Stoll was cold in his assessment of the election.
He wrote, “Donald Trump is a drag in a general election in purple states.
Yes, Mr. Surber, we got plucked. By the same people who have been doing the plucking since President Ronald Reagan was a lifeguard. The same people who have always plucked. One day, maybe, we will stick those plucked feathers in our ears to block out the noise. Next Surber wrote:
“In Georgia, Republican Governor Brian Kemp, who Trump doesn’t like, won about 53% of the vote, while Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who Trump likes, was at 48% or 49% of the vote. Likewise, in New Hampshire, Governor Chris Sununu, who has distanced himself from Trump, won with about 57% of the vote, while Republican Senate candidate Dan Bolduc, a Trump fan, attracted only about 44% of the vote. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the Republican success story of the night, won reelection with roughly 59% of the vote despite being denounced by Trump as Ron De Sanctimonious.
“There are some outliers—J.D. Vance won the Ohio Senate race despite being allied with Trump—but overall, it was not a good night for Trump. Perhaps this realization will make Republican primary voters think twice before choosing Trump-allied candidates, or Trump himself, in primaries in 2024.”
The truth is not a warm puppy. It often is a snowman standing on a glacier. This is one of those times.
Governors Kemp, Sununu and DeSantis showed how Tuesday would have gone for Republicans without Trump. Republicans needed to gain 5 House seats. DeSantis delivered 4.
Brian Kemp won reelection because of his handling of the Covid pandemic. My Governor, Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee, also won reelection, I believe, because of his pandemic response. They didn’t need or want outside help. They had great stories to tell. On the other hand, the people of Illinois and Michigan are STOOPID AF for reelecting Whitmer and Pritzker. Can’t buy seeds to grow your own veggies? Oof.
I would have loved to see the American electorate utterly and completely repudiate every Democrat office holder and candidate. I think that’s what we are reacting to as we rail against Trump. Don’t get me wrong; I am disappointed every time Trump opens his mouth and shoves his own fist in it. I still hate the Desantimonious comment. It was awful. Would it have changed one vote? No, sir. That cake was baked quite a while ago. To paraphrase you: The truth is a warm puppy hanging off of an icicle on a glacier about to fall into the North Atlantic Ocean into freezing water, and there is a wall of pundits trying to prevent the puppy being saved. Yeah, it’s that bad. I still think Donald Trump is the man to take out those pundits and save the puppy. He won’t falter and he won’t quit.
We should all remember what they put Trump through. Remember Fiona Hill and Alexander Vindman with their testimonies before the House Joint Committees? They sounded like little piffles who thought they should be in charge of foreign policy. Remember everything they put Trump through? He didn’t let us down. And, he started pulling in more minorities to the Republican Party, also.
Surber also wrote:
Dr. Oz showed how it went with Trump. That’s how poisonous he has become in purple America. We, his fans, see the good in him and the evil in his enemies. But the majority doesn’t and never will. It is a sale that cannot be made. There will be no second term from The Donald.
It breaks my heart to see this. I wrote three books on the man. Looking for someone else — likely DeSantis — will cost me readers. As I said about the covid vaccine, you do you.
But Trump failed. He cost America the red tsunami we need to rein in Democrats.
Harris Rigby at Not the Bee wrote, “A red wave turned into a purple puddle, thanks to an orange man.”
I really wanted Trump to come back but I just don’t see it. He’s damaged goods, done in by Barack Obama and the FBI and the Washington media. Chuck Schumer warned Trump on TV two weeks before his inauguration, “You take on the intelligence community? They have six ways from Sunday of getting back at you.”
Did Trump fail? I am not sure. I know what the pundit class says. Whatever they say, I must question. I will still read Don Surber, not going to quit him because I disagree. Damaged goods can still be useful and good.
Also, I would argue that with hindsight the red wave never existed. What did local states do to change back the pandemic voting rules? Also, name a Republican President that the press and ruling class liked? For instance:
Let’s see how many punches DeSantis or his wife take before they throw in the towel. Mr. Surber is not alone:
I think a lot more Republicans share this sentiment than Mr. Trump recognizes. https://t.co/QWAoDJoIoH
— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 10, 2022
I will vote for the Republican Presidential candidate no matter who. Let’s not quit Trump just yet. Okay.
On a personal note: Happy 247th birthday of the Marines to my Dad, who is standing a Heavenly post. Semper Fidelis, indeed.
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