This is not an attack, this is an honest question. I will delete and ban any vulgar or hateful answer.
I really want to understand.
I get that Trump is reflective of what people are feeling; secure the border; fight to win; don't give in to china etc. I really do understand that he is saying things that people are feeling. Justifiably.
I get the fact that he is saying that America is a great place and that we can be great again. That is rare and refreshing.
I understand that he is seen and has the proof in New York City, as a guy who can get things done.
I understand and like the fact that he just says what he is thinking. No politically correct BS; no focus groups and he does it with out apologizing.
But here is what I don't understand.
He is part of the problem when he by his own admission, buys politicians; he said he identifies his "policies more as a democrat"; he makes President Obama look truly humble; he was very pro abortion until very recently; he still says "don't defund Planned Parenthood"; he is pro "assault weapon ban"; he is in favor of a wealth tax that would just "take money out of people's bank accounts"; he is for boots on the ground in Iraq and "taking the oil" from the Iraqi people; he is a progressive "republican"; he says single payer health care works; he said he would give people more than just Obama care; the First Lady would be the first to have posed nude in lesbian porno shots; he said that he keeps all the bibles he is given in a "special place" out side the city - and he only goes to church on Christmas and Easter; he is generally not a likable guy; he has around 16% favorability with Hispanics and he has gone bankrupt 4 times.
This is an honest question. I really want to understand:
Why are big name "conservatives" supporting him? I get it if you are tired of politicians, a republican progressive, or you are only about winning (although those who say they would NEVER vote for him is over 50% of REPUBLICANS). Perhaps you are angry and you just want to make someone pay or just want something done and you don't care how it gets done, but what PRINCIPLES does he have that they are attracted to?
I am not talking about the average Joe, I am talking about Sean Hannity or Ann Colter. How about Savage or Rush?
These are smart people. What am I missing? Just based on his favorability ratings he could never win in a general. Research shows that he may be near his ceiling now.
Are they just trying to hold on to those disenfranchised republicans and keep them in the fold? I think that is a good goal, but that doesn't seem to ring true to me as they are actually fighting for him.
I want the system to play itself out and I want the people to decide. It is why I didn't like idea of a ban of him on the radio show while I was gone. (Although that was misrepresented. Pat and Stu didn't want to talk about him for two days.)
I really do want him to be heard as I think it is important to discuss the things like the border. I wish he would bring up the fed and money printing. But I just don't understand those who claim conservative, small government values and principles saying he is their man.
I understand Bernie Sanders 30-50% of democrats are really die hard socialists. The question remains: is 25% of the GOP Trump-style 'conservatives'?
Please let's have a respectful dialogue. I am not trying to tear him down, I am stating my opinion. Can we actually have a civil discourse based on facts? Not on emotion or feelings.
(I think those are important but like I did in the beginning of this please recognize those as such. They are important and valid but that is not the same as policies or principles.)
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Featured Image:BIRCH RUN, MI - AUGUST 11: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a press conference before delivering the keynote address at the Genesee and Saginaw Republican Party Lincoln Day Event August 11, 2015 in Birch Run, Michigan. This is Trump's first campaign event since his Republican debate last week. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)