Donald Trump & the GOP Establishment

A friend sent me an e-mail of an article by David Limbaugh, Rush’s younger brother.  He is an attorney and an exceptionally articulate individual who is a strong Christian and a serious student of Scripture.  He believes that the failure of the Republican leaders in Washington, D.C. and beyond are responsible for the rise of Donald Trump as they seem unconcerned by the massive problems facing the country.  Their contempt for Trump is obvious and, indirectly, they also manifest disdain for the millions of Americans who voted for him in the Primaries.

Sensible Americans of every political stripe are angered by Obama’s radicalism and counted on a Republican House and Senate to stop the President’s agenda.  Instead they surrendered to Obama.  No wonder ordinary and hard working Americans now suspect that the Establishment of both Parties are deaf and blind to the concerns of the citizenry in favor of maintaining their power in the nation’s capital.  This goes to the heart of Angelo Codevilla’s book, The Ruling Class.  His thesis is that the representatives of both Parties in D.C. are more concerned with their own power and wealth than they are with the problems of the Country Class outside the Capital City.

Along comes independently wealthy Donald Trump who identifies the problem and calls for bold action to “Make America Great Again.”  No wonder the citizenry responds his call for bold action.  These are people who are sick of the divisions along racial and class lines exploited by Obama.  They are proud of their nation and also sick of a leader who apologizes for our way of life and blames America for world problems.

Americans are stunned that a President seems intent on directing the nation in decline and engineering a degrading of the military.  Charles Krauthammer has spoken to this and appealed to the ancient Greek statesman and orator, Demosthenes, who asked by the Athenian how they could stop the decline of their City State.  He said, “The best answer I can give you is to stop what you are doing now.”  Donald Trump, without apology, promises to stop what is happening now.

Obama is in favor of Socialism which is failing right now in South America and Europe as it has always failed.  Trump without apology is a Capitalist.  The President and Democrats reward laziness and punish work.  Trump promises jobs. Obama and Hillary seek to destroy coal.  Trump promises to put coal miners back to work.

Obama rewards Iran and punishes Israel.  Trump promises to stand with our greatest ally, God’s Chosen.  We saw in Orlando, FL, this past week the dangers of radical Islamic terrorism (which the President refuses even to name) in a terrible attack that killed 49 and placed that many and more in the hospital.  If you follow the news you knew the predictable would follow.  Did Obama and Hillary Clinton seem concerned about terrorism?  Of course not.  Their only thought was to get to a microphone first to call for gun control.  Donald Trump pledges to protect the 2nd Amendment and said that if one of the victims at the Orlando Club had been armed perhaps far fewer would have died.

Republicans in the Establishment promised they would turn it around if we gave them the House.  We did and Obama’s radical agenda went right on.   Then we were told to give them the Senate and the President and his Party would be stopped.  We did and the GOP surrendered.  Now the Establishment seeks to blame talk radio (principally David Limbaugh’s brother Rush) for the revolt of the People and Donald Trump’s being the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party.  In fact, GOP leaders need look no further than the nearest mirror for those responsible for the rise of Donald Trump.

I much appreciate David’s closing paragraph in his article titled “The Establishment Birthed Trump.”  In face of all this, “Along comes Trump who gives voice to these legitimate grievances instead of calling people racist, selfish or hysterical.  He emphasizes the urgency of these problems, and he denounces the status quo, the Establishment, Washington inertia and political correctness without an ounce of apology.  People are dehydrated and he (Donald) is their Gatorade.  Whether Trump can or will deliver on his promises is one thing, but the Establishment’s arrogant failure to acknowledge, let alone decry the horror of, the status quo is his lifeblood.  If Trump is a monster, the Establishment is Dr. Frankenstein, so please spare us the lectures.”  Amen!




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