Let me begin by saying I want Killary as President as much as I want cancer. And I fully intend to vote for Trump to make sure that doesn’t happen……but I’ve been desperately looking for a reason to not to need sedation to vote for Trump.
I looked hopefully to the Convention for validation that I could feel good about voting for Trump. I REALLY want to believe he is what all you Trumpeters believe he is.
The first day of the Convention I loved. I loved Melania Trump’s speech and Sheriff Clarke, Marcus Lutrell and the Benghazi heroes. Later, I loved Don Jr’s speech and Ben Carson’s and Rudy’s. The first few days I was feeling hopeful. Today I’m exhausted, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, ideologically and every other way I can think of. Last night Ivanka Trump came out. She is beautiful, intelligent, accomplished, poised…. a truly lovely young woman. She spoke lovingly about her Dad and then she said she wasn’t a Republican or a Democrat, that she voted her conscience (Isn’t that what Cruz got booed for saying?). She then went on to say how she’d fight for affordable childcare and pay equality. I thought I was at the Democrat Convention. Then Trump gave his acceptance speech and said everything every “strong man” has said in history…..and that has never ended well. I have said all my life, when you hear someone say they are the only one who has the answers….RUN!!
History has shown us when people are afraid they want a strong man to take over and fix things but history has also shown us those strong men have led to tyranny. There was no mention of the Constitution or limited government last night. In fact Trump said he’d give student loan relief (with what money? And why should we pay for someone’s irresponsible decision?). Recently he said he didn’t care if the GOP kept the majority in Congress. How does he think he can “fix” anything if Congress stands in his way?
But what really concerns me is his very obvious vindictiveness and need to retaliate. I thought Obama’s vindictiveness was scary but it was mostly hidden. Trump’s is right out there. Regardless of how you feel about Ted Cruz, Trump’s interview this morning on CNN was vindictive and childish. He won, he’s the candidate, why is he trashing Cruz and his father AGAIN instead of talking about his plans or Clinton? And please, don’t anyone tell me Cruz should have taken the “high ground” and endorsed Trump. Or that Cruz didn’t honor his pledge. He pledged to “support” the candidate, NOT to “endorse” and Trump said he wouldn’t honor his pledge either if he wasn’t treated fairly. Trump doesn’t have a high ground. Trump slandered Cruz’s father. I’ve met Ted’s father several times and spent time with him. I spent three days in Mississippi with him and he is a kind, gentle man. What’s happened to us that we don’t find that despicable?
But what I’m most heartbroken about is what I’ve learned about what I thought was “my side”. People I’ve trusted and fought side by side with for the last 8 years now call me names. People I thought believed in constitutionally limited government don’t seem to care if Trump uses a pen and a phone as long as their guy is doing it. I can’t listen to Hannity or Laura Ingram or Ann Coulter anymore and not because they support Trump, but because they are so happily dancing on the graves of those who were not Trump supporters.
Believe me I hope and PRAY I’m wrong and if I am, I’ll be the first to admit it. Unlike people who say, better the evil you know than the evil you don’t know, I’ll take my chances with the evil I don’t know because I could be wrong. We KNOW Killary will take our 1st and 2nd Amendment rights and pack the courts with Liberal judges who will rubber stamp every Liberal idea….the Constitution be damned. We know she will sign every UN treaty that relinquishes our sovereignty.
I will vote for Trump but please don’t ask me to be happy about it.