Ladies and gentlemen, a new strain of conservatism has swept up the Republican party and that strain is referred to as Trumpism. By all accounts Trump has managed to surmount intellectual hurdles your average RINO would only dream of. For one, he openly and proudly will state that single payer does work in some countries with the caveat that it will never work in this country. He’s also just recently came out against the flat tax in favor of what sounds like more of a progressive graduated tax system. When asked in an interview about his stance on lower taxes leading to growth he said, “I don’t fully believe in it, but there is something to it. I don’t fully.” These kind of statements would be the death knell for any candidate on the republican side, bar none. With the help of his faithful followers ‘trumpeteers’, Trump has achieved his hostile takeover of the conservative movement.
Trumpeteers aren’t hard to spot. They are characterized by their knee jerk reactions to any kind of clear evidence of their leader’s intellectual shortcomings. Trumpeteers will often claim their candidate stands up to corrupt politicians while at the same time acknowledging his impropriety in that very same ecosystem of corruption. Make no doubt about it, he openly claims to have purchased politicians. This fact alone would have been his undoing in a typically finicky conservative base but Trumpeteers stand proudly in their support.
Trumpeteers will usually yawn when you tell them there are reports that Trump has been in contact with Bill Clinton and that they likely run in the same New York circles. This same idea has infected an entire hosts of our favorite talk shows which dampens what has long been a bastion of conservative ideas and opinions. The host, now Trumpeteers no doubt, who are normally adept at pointing out any impropriety of our candidates or party leaders have instead become cheerleaders or apologist for the Trump message.
In all honesty, I suspect the hosts are scared of being tarred and feathered by their audiences. Who could blame them after watching the spectacle that became Erick Erickson of RedState.com. Eric crossed paths with the trumpeteers and had his life turned upside down, having his site hacked, family harassed, and phones and emails bombarded with derogatory comments and death threats. These trumpeteers like their master, aren’t just bullies against an establishment media, they’re bullies toward people we all wholeheartedly agree with.
Thomas Sowell, a pillar of the conservative movement, called Trump a chameleon along with Michelle Malkin, decrying Trumps liberal use of eminent domain. Sowell also said of Trump, “A shoot-from-the-hip, bombastic show-off is the last thing we need or can afford.” He also said speaking about Trump’s third-party threats, “Worse yet, 36% of Republicans polled recently say that they would vote for Trump if he ran as a third-party candidate. That would virtually guarantee victory for Hillary Clinton. “The Donald” could definitely be the Democrats’ Trump card.”
Late conservative icon, Andrew Breitbart, said it best when asked about Trump saying to Juan Williams in a Fox News interview, “ Of course he’s not a Conservative he was for Nancy Pelosi before he was against Nancy Pelosi”.
Trump was also critical of Ronald Reagan on multiple occasions. Notably in his book, The Art Of The Deal, where he said that both Reagan and Carter “were go leaders who were good at winning people over but who don’t deliver the goods.” He was also critical of the Reagan foreign policy so much that he took out ad space in the New York times in 1987 to air his frustration with Reagan’s weakness abroad.
Trumpeteers will probably ignore this entire article and immediately run to the comment section to begin my digital crucifixion. They have no problem standing up for a man who, just recently, said he would fund portions of Planned Parenthood (He later clarified). I would suspect that Trumpeteers are nothing more than pissed off conservatives blinded by their emotions to the point of acting like liberals. They are an electorate so disenchanted with the political class in their own party that they would destroy the only vehicle to solving this nations many problems. Trumpeteers and Trump alike reject the basic principles of free markets and liberty and replace it with the rhetoric of a drunken stupefied nationalist agenda.
The sick part of this dangerous game, is that the American electorate is toying with the ideas of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, two men who represent two sides of the same coin. They are two ideological nightmares taken to its worst and illogical conclusion. These two men represent the dissatisfaction of an electorate. Their intentions for this nation are ideas wrought with division and anger. Trump is no conservative, his brand of trumperialism and trumpanomics will be the undoing of this party and this republic. These man and his ideas must be defeated._ Follow FortySix News on Twitter and Facebook: Follow @FortySixNews