Back when I was a card-carrying Democrat, I didn’t care for Donald Trump. Like many of the Anti-Trump people you see today, I often pronounced him a buffoon. I took his pronouncements about running for president, which he made often, as an act of self-promotion. I laughed when President Obama roasted him at the White House Correspondents dinner. I didn’t see any value that he could possibly bring to the table.

All that changed last summer when Mr. Trump actually decided to run. The way he’s put the media and the corrupt political class on their heels has been nothing short of brilliant. For many months, I’ve watched with amazement while cheering him on as a spectator. I know many of you who read this won’t be supporting him when it comes time to vote. The purpose of this editorial is too tell you that I will be. There’s a few reasons why, if you’ll be so kind as to allow me to explain.

For one, the politically correct culture that has chased so many good people from the public sphere for wrongthink and/or offensive speech is a blight on the nation. The one man who has repeatedly stood against this pernicious influence is Donald Trump. Even if you don’t end up voting for the guy, even if you think this editorial is garbage, I still feel like most of you will be able to see that he’s been invaluable in the fight against the moral scolds and censorious scumbags who have all sorts of rules for us, but are never held accountable for their own failures.

Every election cycle, they tell us little people what to think, how to act, and the Big Things we must agree to in order to get the ship of state righted. Illegal immigration is unavoidable, we were told. There’s no way we can stop these lawbreakers, so we have to legalize them. They should be rewarded for breaking the law…we’ve been told that again and again and again. It’s not just progressives and their milder liberal cousins who have repeated this ad nauseum. Co-conspirators in the business class have pushed this lie as well. They benefit from having these people come in and drive down the wages of hard-working American citizens. These globalists don’t give a shit about America or making things better. They’re only concerned with their stock portfolios and any illicit gains they can extract from the people and from the Treasury.

Trump is a rich man, there’s no doubt about that. He is a member of the class I just spoke of. Why then, does he hold so much appeal to the American public? Tucker Carlson, who I’m not particularly fond of, explained it quite well just the other day:

Trump is the ideal candidate to fight Washington corruption not simply because he opposes it, but because he has personally participated in it. He’s not just a reformer; like most effective populists, he’s a whistleblower, a traitor to his class. Before he became the most ferocious enemy American business had ever known, Teddy Roosevelt was a rich guy. His privilege wasn’t incidental; it was key to his appeal. Anyone can peer through the window in envy. It takes a real man to throw furniture through it from the inside.

I’m an independent and would never be mistaken for a hard-right sort of person. In fact, as I said at the top, before last summer I considered myself very liberal. What changed? It wasn’t me, I can tell you that. The thing that moved me away from that position was the way progressives have stamped out key liberal values like freedom of speech and expression. They even want to make the personal political, as we saw yesterday with the Marvel CEO’s donation to Trump’s veterans fund. Instead of valuing disagreement and debate, the leftist establishment now detests both. Get rid of comment sections, restrict Twitter, fire people for who they donate to on their own time, make college campuses safe from the wrong kinds of disagreement…all these things have been dominate themes over the last couple years. Guess where they’ve all originated from? That’s right, the progressives.

I do not believe that all people on the left think this way. Without question, they do not. I’ve written about old school liberals who have spoken out on these and many other similar topics. Those are just members of the establishment who are brave enough to speak up. When you look at rank and file Democrats, you see that there are a lot who feel the same way, as Mr. Carlson also discussed:

[H]e’s the only Republican who can meaningfully expand the pie. Polls show a surprisingly large number of Democrats open to Trump. In one January survey by the polling form Mercury Analytics, almost 20 percent said they’d consider crossing over to him from Hillary. Even if that’s double the actual number, it’s still stunning. Could Ted Cruz expect to draw that many Democrats? Could Jeb?

Consider these numbers as as well:

A SurveyUSA poll released in September showed that 25% of black respondents said they would vote for Trump over Clinton. According to The American Mirror Trump would more than double the best result for a Republican in modern American history.

Looking at the last 10 presidential election cycles, the highest black vote share for a Republican was 12% for Bob Dole in 1996.

Now there’s even better news for Trump. 40% of black voters and 45% of Hispanic voters support Donald Trump. If these numbers hold up Donald Trump would win the 2016 election in a landslide.

I tend to think Trump would be closer to 25% than 40% when we talk about black voters, but that’s still miles better than what any other Republican candidate could hope to offer. Why does he have this appeal, though? I’ll tell you why. At the end of the day, any idiot can see that the ruling class of our country is insanely corrupt. The politicians (who are nominally in charge) are almost entirely bought and paid for. Even the ones who want to act right are still held hostage by the constant fundraising required to stay in higher office. How do you get that money? You do what your benefactors tell you to do. No one with half a brain thinks a politician who takes hundreds of thousands of dollars, sometimes millions, from special interests did so without strings attached. If you don’t vote the way they tell you to, they’ll find someone who will…and they’ll use their cronies in the media to help smear you on your way out.

Trump throws this entire paradigm on its ear. He doesn’t care what the media says about him. The man refuses to apologize for things that would have killed any other campaign. Mr. Trump says what he thinks, does what he wants, and lets the chips fall where they may. It has been an enormous breath of fresh air to see the media and consultant class get confounded by his moves time and time again. They can’t understand how their old tricks aren’t working on Trump. Over and over, they’ve pronounced his candidacy dead for whatever outrage of the week they had cooked up. What happened instead? Donald Trump surged in the face of every storm.

Mr. Trump isn’t a classic conservative, which is good, because neither am I. If he makes it to the White House, he’s not going to be shackled by whatever the Heritage Foundation or Chamber of Commerce has lobbied for. The establishment, on either side, isn’t going to be able to bend him to their will. I have little doubt that he would come in looking to cut deals that were good for the country while leaving the political dogma in the dust. Just imagine if we had this sort of leadership the last 8 years? The country might not be headed off a cliff, like it is now. Trump’s investments are mainly here in the United States. He’s a real estate mogul, after all. If we go down, he goes down. There’s great incentive for him to Make America Great again, not only for the good of the country, but also for the good of his pocketbook.

I live in Virginia. When the primary polls open on March 1st, assuming Trump is still in the race, I’m going to cast my vote for him. The people who run the Republican Party in this state are so scared of independent voters and Democrats putting Trump over the top, they’ve instituted a loyalty pledge that you have to sign in order to vote in the contest. Even though I don’t consider myself a Republican, I’m going to sign it. There’s no legal value in the document anyway. I might even consider wiping my ass with it before I put down my John Hancock. One thing is for sure, though: I won’t be stopped from supporting Donald Trump. The country needs a miracle, and as crazy as it might sound to some, I believe that Trump is the man who can deliver it.

  1. Regardless of what you think of him we need to put Trump in the White House for the same purpose the Gman put Gordon Freeman on that train to City 17. It’s time to flip the table and this is likely the last best chance to do it.

  2. I’m not even american but I love this guy.
    He speaks what’s on his mind, not what was put on a teleprompter by a PR team managed by his corporate overlords and isn’t afraid of stating things that are common sense no matter who gets offended.
    He’s the only american candidate running for office I’d respect and I hope he wins.
    Whatever happens in american politics always has repercussions upon the whole world so I say that for the sake of everyone really.

    1. I agree with every word. If I were an American, I would absolutely vote for Trump, and I hope that those of you who are Americans will, because he is the best hope for your country and our planet both.

  3. I spent months trying to inject anti-progressive climate skepticism into Gamergate, to wake a new generation up. Trump will now do that for me, simply by exposing it properly. Bravo.

  4. The regressive left, SJWs and feminists have simply gone too far with their constant and non-stop bashing of men, especially heterosexual white men. Not to mention trying to censor and take away anything in the entertainment media that is geared towards straight men. All by lies, deceit and slander, and shutting down and censoring anyone who dissents or disagrees.

    Time for Trump to kick these SJW feminist retards in the teeth!

  5. Heh. Anyone who thinks “obnoxious non-PC loudmouth” makes a person good president material deserves to crash and burn.

      1. A “master negotiator and persuader” who has alienated virtually his entire party and couldn’t set aside his feud with Megyn Kelly more than four months after HE started it. Everything about that bloated vulgarian is as phony as his clown hair.

        1. Alienating robots? Who cares? Trump will persuade them to join him. It’s not like they’ll have a choice with him in the White House. To be honest, it’s weird that you’ll call out Trump for trying to win an election (which you do by attacking others) but not anyone else.
          On the other hand, I think you’re not paying attention. The only ones truly alienated are those who attacked him. Cruz, Rubio and Bush. Cruz himself is liked by NOBODY. Rubio is FOX News’ guy. Bush just wasted dozens of millions of dollars by running.
          Megyn Kelly? I’m not even going to address that. It had nothing to do with him not going. There’s too many layers for me to explain it to a pleb like you who still thinks the hair stuff is funny. Trump himself laughs at that shit because he knows you guys aren’t paying attention.

          1. “Trump will persuade them to join him”.
            Sure, right after he start farting pixie dust.

            Trump has insulted, lampooned, mocked and attacked practically every powerful member of the party he joined six months ago. If he gets elected President, he will eventually realize how wrong he is to think he can set himself up as a king and ignore Congress. What do suppose will happen when he approaches them to make a “deal”?

            Here’s a hint: Barack Obama has insulted, lampooned, mocked and attacked the Republican Party in every speech he’s given in the last seven years. How’s that working out for him?

          2. He will have a hard time getting elected anyway with the highest negatives in the twenty something years since they started keeping records…

          3. Set him self up as king and ignore congress worked for Obama so far, and you think the congress that humiliates cruz on the senate floor will work with that buffoon either?

          4. What “worked for Obama”? He can’t get a budget, even from members of his own party. The Supreme Court has reversed 36 of his executive orders, mostly because they intrude in areas delineated by the Constitution’s separation of powers. His totally-not-a-treaty with Iran can be erased with a stoke of the next President’s pen because he bypassed the Constitutional process for forging a legally-binding treaty.
            Here’s the results of some of Obama’s Imperial Presidency edicts:
            Sackett vs the EPA: 9-0 against Obama
            Bond vs. United States: 9-0 against Obama
            Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc: 5-4 against Obama
            Riley vs. California: 9-0 against Obama
            NLRB vs. Neil Canning: 9-0 against Obama
            Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan didn’t have this kind of track record, because they governed like Presidents, not kings.
            Trump will.

    1. This is exactly the writer is talking about! When people like you disagree with anybody, you brand them with toxic names! So talking about illegal immigration becomes “racist” putting Amricsns first becomes “Xenophobe “! In the same “useful idiots” predictable way, People like you call Trump who is talking boldly about America’s interest first as “Obnoxious non-PC loud mouth !”

      1. While we’re on the subject of branding people with toxic names, have you READ Trump’s Twitter feed? It read like something maintained by a spoiled pre-teen girl who thinks all her classmates are talking about her behind her back.

        1. Trump is the only candidate using Twitter in the way that cesspool of humanity was built for- snark, humor, and to have fun! He responds to attacks ( which are more vile and hateful than his response) on him via Twitter as he died not have a super PAC!

          1. And you think that’s appropriate for someone who is applying for the job of America’s chief diplomat?

            I think I see the problem here. After seven years of Black Nixon in the White House, there’s a growing percentage of Americans who have no idea what a President of the United States does.

          2. Most of them voted for “black nixon” as you call it to. Over half of America doesn’t understand government, or else you wouldn’t have to run a campaign like a reality show to surge ahead.

    2. If that were all I might agree; those things are neutral as to whether or not he would be a good president. But he would be a good president because he’s competent and sane, at least compared to everyone else in power and in the race today. He is the only viable non-neocon on either side of the barricades.

  6. I still don’t think Trump would be a good president (I think he’s full of shit when it comes to being “anti-establishment,” the man is an elite after all), but he’s certainly been amusing and useful for tearing the decaying Right wing apart. Hopefully new blood will come in and realign what it means to be “conservative”.

  7. If you love your country, then you hate the government. Do the right thing and fire the government by voting for Donald Trump! Choo choo! Trump train is taking off so you better get on board now!

    1. Trump bankrupted four casinos – place where people with poor impulse control throw away their money and get nothing in return. He stays rich after each bankruptcy by shifting his debt load onto the backs of the taxpayers. Who will bail him out when he bankrupts the taxpayers?

      1. “bankrupted”
        No, he restructured them because they weren’t profitable. Something that should’ve happened to a lot of corporations in the last economic crisis. But I’m sure you thought bailing them out was better. 😉
        “shifting his debt load onto the backs of the taxpayers”
        I don’t think you understand what he did at all.

        1. “Restructuring” is a part of bankruptcy. Here’s how it works: Trump spends himself into a hole, racking up debts he can’t pay, then declares bankruptcy, claiming “no personal involvement” in the debt-ridden properties (which have his fucking NAME on them and were built with the loans HE secured and could not repay). As part of his “restructuring”, he sells off controlling interest, causing the stock to go through the floor, fucking his investors in the ass in the process. Ownership then passes to someone else, while the properties still retain the Trump brand, so that when the new owners get the property back on its feet, Trump can still claim they are “his”, and take credit for the recovery.
          During the restructuring, employees lose their jobs, vendors lose revenue and can’t pay their bills, while the cartoon slumlord takes the money he got from selling off controlling interest in one property and uses it to build another casino, which he then proceeds to run into the ground, starting the process all over again.

          1. Yes, and investing in anything owned by Donald Trump is exceptionally risky. Sword-of-Damocles risky.

          2. Difference between me and you: I don’t trust any of them, especially Cruz, but I understand Trump, if he’s greedy, he’s no different than every other president. Cruz puts on his “jesus loves me, this I know” act and retards lap that shit up.

  8. You have officially lost your marbles.
    Trump is a bloviating, thin-skinned, infantile, self-absorbed gelatinous cartoon slumlord. He stays up until 3:00 am tweeting insults at debate moderators, then said Ted Cruz doesn’t have the temperament to be President. He says he’s going to fix the economy, but wen’t bankrupt four times. He says he’s a great dealmaker, but has alienated the ENTIRE REPUBLICAN PARTY in just six months.
    And what a great “conservative” he is! He’s advocated for tougher gun control, single-payer healthcare, censoring the Internet, crony capitalism and abusing government power to seize private property and sell it off at bargain rates to politically-connected billionaires – all since he started his campaign.
    His leadership style is equal parts 12-year-old schoolyard bully and cuckolded drunken stevedore. He has the oratory skills of a meth addict and the emotional stability of a baboon with its dick stuck in a mousetrap.
    He’s shat on the American electoral process, torn apart the Republican Party and is paving the way for Clinton or Sanders to the White House.

    1. And how many fake Trump tweets have been circulated? What a fantastic argument your retweet indictment is, I mean if you’re 12.

      1. My favorite part in this circumstance is where “he is not co-owner, he only has 6%” is supposed to be some powerful rebuttal.

        Seems like lots of folks didn’t learn from “thousands of Muslims celebrating 9/11”.

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