December 23, 2015

"Stopping Trump will just delay the inevitable"

Joshua LiebleinRebel Blogger
 

Dear Dave: I hate to see a genuinely happy-go-lucky guy like you feel down because a bunch of politicians aren't up to it.

Fortunately, I'm a sarcastic grumbly grump by nature, so when things go downhill and all the happy people feel out of their element, I can be at my most empathic and helpful.

Let me start by validating what you're saying:

Politics is pretty bad all over right now for principled, ethical, brave, and competent people. Somehow, politics became a refuge for those who were the opposite of those things.

And you're quite right: fear has become the common currency in politics, used by strategists and candidates to get people to vote against stuff rather than create something useful. It should be better than this.

But what I realized after years of struggling with the exact same feelings you have is this:

It's not up to you, or me, or Ben Shapiro, or Kevin Williamson, or anyone, to make it better.

You and I both know that stopping Trump -- if he can be stopped -- will at best, delay the inevitable.

Populist anger is everywhere. If it's not Trump, it's Bernie Sanders, it's Rob Ford, it's Jeremy Corbyn, it's Le Pen, it's the Hungarian government, it's Syriza, it's the backlash against the niqab in Quebec.

Take the lid off one boiling pot, and another just starts right up.

A while ago, someone posted a Calvin and Hobbes strip with Trump's face superimposed over Calvin's. For anyone who has never read Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin is an arrogant, spiteful, and inconsiderate six year old with an overactive imagination- and we love him for it.

Trump as Calvin works because Calvin is the screaming, selfish, spoiled six-year-old in each of us. The one we spend all our time trying to pretend we can just walk away from or doesn't affect us -- and then our favourite team loses, or some guy cuts us off on the highway, or The Force Awakens didn't live up to your expectations, and there he is. He was hiding right under the surface the whole time you were acting like he was under control.

We'd hurt each other a lot less as a species if we got present to the fact that our anger, our hatred, our sadness and our regret are things to be acknowledged and not hidden away in a dark place.

Unfortunately, that's what every conservative who isn't Donald Trump is currently doing: pretending like their inner Calvin is not right underneath the surface.

Look at this disgusting interview with Rona Ambrose, the interim CPC leader. In it she does all kinds of rhetorical tapdancing to convince everyone that Canada is a warm and welcoming place, and that anti-Muslim rhetoric has no place in Canada's conservative party.

I don't believe a word of it. Canadians don't believe a word of it. And as long as she or any other conservative puts up this charade, they are gonna lose and keep on losing.

Meanwhile, we have a Prime Minister who got to where he is today not just by acknowledging but embodying his inner Calvin: a dopey eyed dreamer who probably thing he can jump into a cardboard box and go back in time to the dinosaur days when things get hard.

Your current president embodies some still-unrealized dream of racial harmony, Hillary Clinton embodies a girl playing with her dollies, and Bernie Sanders stomps his foot and shouts "It's not fair!!!!"

So Dave, don't worry about leaving politics to the children. When all the toys are broken, that's when the adults will be called in to clean up the mess.

 

 

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commented 2015-12-28 15:50:27 -0500
Quran following Mohammedians slaughtered over 270 million non muslims since their existence.
More than all wars combined. They will never stop, it’s on their bible, it’s part of their DNA.
We can only stop this madness by stopping Mohammedian immigration.
There is no moderate or extremist Islam. Islam is Islam, if you look deep it’s all the same.
commented 2015-12-24 18:00:42 -0500
“Trump’s number say otherwise. I believe the polling numbers, "

Keep in mind those polling numbers are within the Republican caucus, among those who are currently paying attention. That’s 30% of 40%, and the winner of those Republican polls is “Undecided”. Given how people either love him or hate him, that’s actually really bad for Trump.

Most polling indicates that the Democrats will wipe the floor with Trump. Even openly socialist Bernie Saunders would win against Trump 55-30.
commented 2015-12-24 16:02:54 -0500
Trump will not win the primaries. I guarantee it.
Presidential primaries are not a first past the post system. It’s effectively a ranked ballet. It doesn’t matter that Trump has a 20 point lead over Cruz. The candidate that wins the nomination is the one that makes compromises and builds coalitions. That will NOT be Trump or Cruz. Marco Rubio will probably win the nomination and we’ll then have 4 to 8 peaceful years where won’t have to the crazy fascists in the tea party.
commented 2015-12-24 15:56:48 -0500
Bill,

You are completely delusional and when it’s election day, you will be sitting there saying – WHAT HAPPENED??!!?!

Mark my words.
commented 2015-12-24 10:34:11 -0500
Michael Mann commented – “I am still amazed that conservatives actually believe that they have a shot. Why is this so hard for you all to understand or do you know the truth”

Trump’s number say otherwise. I believe the polling numbers, and when the balloting begins we will believe the count, you on the other hand allow your morbid partisan cheerleading to cloud your judgement and reality – numbers talk, partisan sxxt-mouthing is worth less than zero.
commented 2015-12-24 08:41:44 -0500
Personally I do not see Trump winning the nomination let alone the election.

I do see Billary as the next president as the Americans are so dumbed down that the voting illegals, the truly dumbed down blacks and the traditional donkey heads will all vote for the lying bitch. Proving that democracy might work in theory but the evil of the left can defeat it.

In truth Trump is taking a lot of heat from a minority of people – eve some commenters here have called him names.

The best thing about Trump is he is bringing all the “piss off” factors to the forefront and he is addressing them – something no one else has really had the balls to do. Making him wildly popular with the working class man and woman.

All he is doing is repeating in public what the general working stiff population is saying at their kitchen table.

People are pissed off – the working class is decreasing in size – the demands on the worker pay cheques is getting out of hand. And everyone is afraid to talk about it publicly and everyone is afraid to point fingers – because they have been beaten into submission by the left.

Nearly one half of the US population is on social benefits of some sort.

How long can the worker bee sustain that with his taxes?

Not long.

At least Trump is allowing the working class voice to be heard.

Nathan W – just one thing – some day – when you get off social assistance and become a man – we can talk over beers around the fire pit – but after reading you last comment I wish there was a way to actually skip over posts.

You must be all of what 22? Collecting benefits as well?

Supporting your folks with irregular rent for the room in the basement?

Certainly you could never have worked for a living if you make comments like the one you just made about Trump.

If you have worked it obviously is a union fluff job.

Enjoy your Christmas Nathan – the rest of us workers will keep paying our taxes so you can receive benefits.
commented 2015-12-24 07:20:37 -0500
You can’t get too much worse than Trump. Not only is he racist, but most of his “solutions” are either unconstitutional or will severely negatively impact relations with other countries.
Just delaying the inevitable? Worth it. You could hardly do worse.
commented 2015-12-24 02:23:26 -0500
Trump will not win. He offends the GOP establishment – who desperately don’t want to offend anyone, for any reason, at any time, over anything. Yet. Trump succeeds because he repeats exactly what Americans are yelling at their TVs everyday. I’d call Trump the “Howard Beale” of today. For all his enormous wealth, Trump cannot understand why the leadership is so willfully stupid. I mean they know what the stupid thing to do is, yet, they go off and do it. They’re not retarded, so what’s wrong with them? They don’t care? They’re working against the citizens? They are traitors who should be strung up and left to wiggle their last moments? That’s why Trump is winning; he’s has claimed the everyman slot and everyone else, who should know better, is lost.
commented 2015-12-23 23:29:19 -0500
With Hillary’s philosophy of ’don’t piss them off or they might kill some more of us’, if she wins all of western civilization could be doomed. Why would conservatives want to give up hope? I think Trump gets it but he can’t completely let on until he’s in the White House. Since Obama is a closet Muslim he definately gets it but he has to try to stay incognito cause he has his role to play. Trump has his own money so he can’t be bribed therefore he scares the heck out of the Dems and can do what he wants. Hillary thinks she can win for basically the same reason Obama won but instead of getting elected for being the first black president she hopes to be the first female president. Since it’s coming down to the Muslim issue instead of gender, she’s going to appease the Muslims as much as possible. There’s no way she will ever get it because she’s totally blinded by power and couldn’t really care about America’s future anyway. It’s all about her. If Trump really does get it and gets into the White House he might just be able to do what has to be done. For these reasons I think Trump is America’s best hope.
commented 2015-12-23 21:06:52 -0500
I am still amazed that conservatives actually believe that they have a shot. Hillary is going to win – ESPECIALLY if it’s against Trump.

Why is this so hard for you all to understand or do you know the truth, but hope that some miracle will occur and Hillary loses?
commented 2015-12-23 21:02:43 -0500
@steven Kerr The term “Cuck” is short for “Cuckservative” which is a popular term (within the Alt Right movement) to describe conservative sell-outs – especially on the issue of immigration (“cuck” is derived from cuckhold).

Stephen Harper is a perfect example of a “Cuck” . During his term in office he flooded Canada with over 500,000 Muslims – essentially doubling the Muslim population in Canada. Of course he let in 100,000’s of other third world immigrants e.g. Hindu’s Sikhs etc.

There are no true Conservative leaders in Canada. They can all be described as “Cucks”. Take for example Ontario “conservative” leader Patrick Brown. If you check out his twitter feed you can see he goes from one South Asian cultural event to another trying to woo the South Asian voters (white voters don’t count for anything in Canada anymore).

https://twitter.com/brownbarrie/with_replies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuckservative
commented 2015-12-23 20:02:08 -0500
Whatever you think about Trump personally, he IS the voice of a silent/silenced majority, who have had enough corruption, ineptitude, mendacity and sociopathy from government and officaildom. As much as the media wants to deny it, the truth is seldom pretty, or polite nor does it support any utopian “narratives” left or right – Trump speaks truth to the oppressive powers of political correctness – those who reject these messages are part of the rot infecting a once vital and functional culture and nation.

Trump will go the distance and will capitalize handily in the GOP run off on his populist message to redirect America back to its greatness, the only thing that may stop him are the subverted GOP exec who are hooked into influence peddling – or a fatal attack from the psychopathic left. Trump speaks for a significant portion of the US public and if you deny this or arrogantly dismiss it, you are a bigger A-hole than Trump.
commented 2015-12-23 19:44:27 -0500
Trump in 2016
If not we are all going down the proverbial economic abyss with the rest of the civilized world.
commented 2015-12-23 19:39:52 -0500
I see this new word in a lot of comments recently ,
cucks.
What is the meaning of this word ?
Please I need help.
commented 2015-12-23 17:57:42 -0500
Why would anyone want to stop Trump? We in Canada should all hope and pray that he gets elected because if he wins by a landslide he will have a positive effect on our “conservative” party. Currently the “conservatives” are nothing but a bunch of Cucks and this was also true under Harper. Lets not forget that Harper let in 500,000+ MUSLIMS during his time in office.

For the sake of the world lets all hope that Trump gets elected. If Hillary is the next President she will just carry out the same Neo-Con agenda that drove Obama’s White House and George W Bush before him.
commented 2015-12-23 17:35:39 -0500
Isn’t that a true skit of how the indoctrination starts and hell gets created down the road!
I believe children inherently recognize evil when they see it and when they see adults praise people they sense are evil, the children see no problem in emulating it!
There are some who actually believe that is how to become successful!
This may be part of the reason the world is obtaining so many tyrants’ for leaders’!
commented 2015-12-23 17:16:47 -0500
LAD, CTV has picked that story up and has been running it to death all afternoon. They wouldn’t pick up the Shariah Police story though. Imagine that?

Trump must be scaring the crap out of the Democrats, and Canadian Liberals. The Canadian MSM is running daily segments where they discuss how bad he is, and that Hillary wants badly to run against him. It seems since they got their boy elected here, they want to flex their muscle to those on the border states. Hey CBC/CTV, Americans don’t care about what you think.
commented 2015-12-23 15:41:01 -0500
If I was an American and able to vote I would be voting for Trump, people are getting tired of all this socialist shit being spread around, when you control the populace with political correctness it will back fire at some point. You cannot keep controlling peoples thoughts, ideas, or just having a meaningful discussion. Socialists/Communists do not want to have those meaningful discussions because they speak of no facts as everything they say is based on emotion. They are weak minded people that cannot bare to speak of the truth so they try to make up this Utopian world that will never exist, human nature is about survival of the fittest and that will never change. The aggressive one will get the good job while the lazy socialist will go on welfare.
commented 2015-12-23 12:49:38 -0500
America would do well to elect Trump as President. Canada needs someone like Trump, Europe needs someone like Trump.
There are to many weak minded politicians ruling the western world, at this time. The West needs fighters to clean up the mess that our current leaders have created.
Politically correct, progressive thinking, is leading us all to destruction. Most of the Western worlds leaders are just career politicians, who’s agenda’s are just to stay in power as long as possible. If this means the destruction of their country, so be it. Trudeau is a good example of this kind of mind set.

Sky news is reporting that a Muslim man and his wife and their eleven children, from London UK, have just been refused entry into the USA. No reason has ,as yet, been given.

A man and his wife and their eleven children; This is why we all need a Donald Trump.