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NO Trump for President, NO WAY, NO HOW February 11, 2016

Posted by JP in Politics.
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The TRUMP phenomenon reminds me a lot of the OBAMA phenomenon. Both supporters treat their candidates like rock stars. Both supporters defend their candidate with extreme passion, attack non-supporters with extreme prejudice, make excuses for their candidate’s behavior, and follow blindly without questioning. Both overlook their candidate’s past and belief and both supporters are caught up with the movement; not the issues.

Here is something to think about: for the past 69 years Trump has NO conservative track record, Nothing, Zip, Zero… Until his first consideration for a Presidential run in 2011. Doesn’t that throw up even a little red flag?

The inconsistencies of his stated beliefs, or positions, on the issues are troubling as well.

I do not have a problem with a ‘politician’ changing his stand on an issue when circumstances or facts have caused them to rethink how they feel about something. We are human after all and intelligent people evolve in their thoughts and feelings with the benefit of experience and knowledge. However, changing one’s views randomly, or suddenly, with no reason other than to conform to the expectations of a voting block is disingenuous. Look at Trump on just two of the issues about which people are concerned:

His long-standing view on Abortion:

  • Favors abortion rights but respects opposition (1999), Pro-choice (2000)

His view when considering a 2012 Presidential run:

  • “I am now pro-life after years of being pro-choice” Wants to fight ObamaCare abortion funding (2011)
  • “Planned Parenthood is important, but abortions must stop” (Aug 2015)
  • Defund Planned Parenthood (Oct 2015)

On Drugs:

  • Legalize drugs and use tax revenue to fund drug education (2011)
  • Study legalization but don’t legalize now (2015)

The scariest part of this is that the more I researched Trump’s stand on policies and issues the less information I found dating back prior to 2011.

It seems to me that the only record Trump can offer are soundbites and bandwagon rhetoric from the first time he announced his consideration for a Presidential run (2000-2011), and the inconsistencies from then to now are appalling to me. I fear Trump is one that will do whatever seems to benefit him at the moment regardless of personal conviction, and the possibility of putting another person in office that will flop around on the issues based on personal benefit, or political convenience (can you say Clinton and Obama), rather than what is best for our nation scares me greatly.

DO NOT support Trump for President, do put this country through a replay of the Obama debacle.

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