Once again, Donald Trump has engaged in a meaningless and pointless gesture in order to glorify himself and his candidacy …
Count the lies …
"The best way for the Republicans to win is if I win the nomination and go directly against whoever they happen to put up. And for that reason, I have signed the pledge."
"So I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and for the conservative principles for which it stands."
"We will go out and fight hard, and we will win."
- As a candidate, Donald Trump is a bloviating billionaire bully. He pretty much says anything he wants and keeps his own counsel. Possibly listening to his children and television’s talking generals rather than doing serious research. His mantra is trust me – I can hire the best – and all will be well. While Trump has some value in being able to say things other seasoned politicians might not say, he is little more than a distraction.
- Trump’s allegiance to people and core political ideologies is as mutable as the water in your bathtub. Like Barack Obama, Trump appears willing to rewrite history, blame others, and throw anyone under the proverbial bus as long as it suits his bloated ego or agenda.
- If Trump truly believes that the Republican party stands for conservative principles, he is sorely deluded. The party is just as much about big government, cronyism, and insider dealing as the democrats – willing to plunder the treasury on behalf of the special interests. In fact, it was this cronyism in the Bush Administration that gave us a deepened recession (as regulators failed to regulate their friends) and the Obama presidency. There is a deep divide in the GOP today – between the conservatives and the Northeastern Liberal Elites who simply want their hands on the levers of powers and in the pockets of the taxpayers.
- As for fighting hard, it is true that Trump has “energy” and willing to attack and shout down his opposition, be if from the other candidates for the GOP nomination or the progressive socialist democrats. But, at the same time, he is one of the laziest and most unprepared candidates to take the stage. “Trust me” only goes so far. “I can make America Great Again” only goes so far. At some point, you need to discuss policies and bipartisanship – not assume that the progressive socialist democrats will fall in line like Celebrity Apprentice judges
- Whether he can win is not even debatable. Once the media starts hammering on his past businesses, his switcheroos, and his schemes, he will fade fast.
Bottom line …
The pledge is not a legally binding contract and has absolutely no value when it comes to the legal enforcement of its terms and conditions. It is merely a public relations stunt by the GOP to make GOP donors feel at ease and to keep contributing.
Trump has managed to turn the voting process into the world’s largest celebrity television show. I truly believe the Trump endgame is to be a political kingmaker and to continue to profit from cronyism and insider deals. That’s what he knows, that’s what he does, and that’s what we can expect.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius