Donald Trump the real estate mogul. Donald Trump the entertainer. Donald Trump the deal-maker. Donald Trump the salesman. All of these unique components of an intriguing man have one thing in common. They have always embodied the principles of cronyism.
Conservatives around the country have been scratching their heads in bewilderment ever since Trey Gowdy came out in support of Marco Rubio for the GOP nomination. He’s been as close as a Congressman has come to folk hero status because of his dogged attacks on Hillary Clinton and her clan during the Benghazi investigations. Why would someone who has been so adamantly opposed to amnesty and immigration reform, who has called for the government to enforce immigration law, support Marco “Gang of Eight” Rubio?
History is rife with misunderstandings that caused great hardship for people based upon political and religious ignorance. The worlds of politics and religion are two of the only concepts that affect everyone whether they participate in them or not. Despite the concept of separation of church and state, the two have always been and will always be intertwined. The influence they have on one another can be denied and even ignored for the sake of promoting a secular worldview, but invariably they collide despite all attempts to keep them separated.
Over the years the Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT) has been looked upon as a transmission that one should not use because it was built to rob a vehicle of its overall performance. Driving purist have hated the CVT for years, mostly because the shifting is not felt in a car that is not made with the automatic mimicking technology present. You would think a smoother ride might be the way to go for more drivers and a CVT is made to offer the smoother ride because of the lack of any actual shifting being done in the transmission, but for years this transmission was thought of as a cheaply made poor performer.
Ever since 1988, Republican candidates for all offices, particularly those running for President, have tried to channel Ronald Reagan. The conservative icon is the shining example of how a proper right-wing perspective has the power to make the country prosper domestically and make it respected around the world. In three decades, no candidate has come as close to truly picking up the Reagan mantle and bringing his ideals back to the White House as Ted Cruz.
One of the biggest issues facing the country right now is racism. It’s unfortunate that this plague of a concept had been eased by most accounts for years but that easing was short lived. It has seen a resurgence in the last few years during a time when America was supposed to have experienced an awakening by electing and reelecting its first black President.
When I was a child, my father warned me to never repeat what I read as a headline in the grocery store checkout line. He told me about tabloids, how they took a smidgen of truth and manipulated it to form a shocking headline attached to a misleading story in order to sell more magazines. The same thing is happening today but for much more nefarious reasons.
From monkey cartoons to hit pieces so weak they barely register as making an impact, the left is getting desperate in their attacks against Ted Cruz. The thought that he could actually be the GOP Presidential nominee has them scrambling for any ammunition they can muster to keep that from happening.
One of the hardest lessons for political novices to learn is that the federal government has a natural tendency to grow when its true purpose is and always has been to remain as small as possible. This isn’t something for Constitutional scholars to debate with modern political pundits. It has been demonstrated time and again that a focus on individual citizens and support of localized governments is the right way to keep the country operating properly.
Don’t worry, Donald Trump supporters. You don’t have much to fear from Senator Marco Rubio based upon his continued failures in his bid to earn the Republican nomination for President. Still, it may be his best hope to abandon his odd attacks regarding immigration against Ted Cruz and instead try to pull some of the moderate voters who are currently backing Trump.