Recently Chris Mills of ChristianConservatives.net wrote of his disappointment in the Trump campaign, and the ways it doesn’t jibe with Christianity. A comment following the article is the most enlightening account yet found for the formerly inexplicable support of Donald Trump. It has been edited for brevity:
Want an explanation on why people support Donald Trump, even though he is often a jerk? Here’s a great explanation: You’ve been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately. You call the city, 4 different exterminators, but nobody can handle the job. There is one guy that guarantees to get rid of them, so you hire him. You don’t care if the guy smells or swears, if he’s an alcoholic, how many times he’s been married, if he voted for Obama, or if he has plumber’s crack…you simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He’s the guy. He’s the best. Period.
Here’s why we want Trump: Yes he’s a bit of an ass and an egomaniac, but we don’t care. The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republican Party is two-faced & gutless, and illegals are everywhere. We want it fixed! We don’t care that Trump is crude and insults people, that he’s been friends with Hillary, that he’s changed positions, that he’s been married 3 times, that he fights with Megan Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell, or that he doesn’t know the name of some Muslin terrorist. This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies make fun of us, we’re being invaded by illegals, we’re becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in; “We just want it fixed!” Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want. We’re sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and sick of illegals. We just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but doesn’t have lobbyist money holding him, he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him, all you know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he’s also not a cowardly politician. He says he’ll fix it and we believe him because he’s too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar. Also we don’t care if the guy has bad hair. We just want those raccoons gone, out of the house. Now.
Your anger is understandable. The raccoons need to go, but trust should not come so easily to those who’ve been fooled and fallen victim to lies. President Reagan said, “Trust, but verify.” In other words, don’t hire a guy on his word. Would you not ask how he is going to do the job, and what the Better Business Bureau says about him? Does he offer recommendations from past clients? It’s important to make sure he’s the real deal. The following explains where you’re getting it wrong:
There’s not lobbyist money holding him because he’s on the other side of the quid pro quo equation; he’s the lobbyist paying for favors. He says we’re to give him a pass because he’s a businessman, but all lobbyists seek favors for their cause or industry. Corruption begins where the money lives, in Donald Trump’s pockets.
Being politically incorrect is not the same as being crude, ignorant, or offensive. Conservatives are generally politically incorrect because truth and information are paramount, but Trump is rude, obnoxious, and far from truthful. Republicans have caved to liberals and let conservatives down, but to ignore Trump’s red flags is counterproductive. Each candidate requires a full vetting. Truth is frequently discovered when all sides of an argument are revealed. Listening to only those with whom you agree puts one at a distinct disadvantage.
Trump tells people that he is successful and a good negotiator, but upon closer scrutiny you’ll find he’s not been altogether truthful. Had he invested his inheritance in the S&P 500 and retired to a beach chair, he’d actually be wealthier today. His four bankruptcies were not personal, they involved his businesses. He was successful in keeping most of his personal wealth, while destroying some small contractors. His failed businesses wreaked havoc on investors, businesses, and the many people who lost jobs; he took advantage of the law with his team of lawyers. Is this the kind of success that should be rewarded with the Presidency? He’s no better than Bernie Madoff; he benefited himself, and didn’t give a worry to collateral damage. In a related vein, his purported trade policies are almost identical to those that led to the Great Depression; his supposed success and negotiating skill could well result in history repeating itself.
He’s not constructed as many buildings as it first appears. He sells his name to resorts and businesses, but doesn’t construct them; he’s protected from liability by contract. He began several small businesses that failed spectacularly, such as Trump Steaks, Trump Vodka, Trump Air and Trump Mortgage. The Trump University fraud case has not been dismissed as Trump predicted; he suspects bias because the judge is Hispanic. He is apparently never at fault for his missteps. Approximately 5000 people are potentially eligible for restitution. A few have stated they received their money’s worth, but not many.
He’s not been a politician, but he is definitely an “establishment” guy. He’s been active in political circles and buying favors for 40 years. Aren’t we attempting to rid ourselves of precisely this problem?
Consider this: he may get rid of the raccoons by filling your basement with concrete, burning down your home, or flooding your basement. You got what you wanted, but at what cost? The details are important.
One more detail to note: Democrats’ pulling dirty stunts on Republicans is expected, but in repudiation of President Reagan’s 11th Commandment, Trump does this to fellow Republicans. He labels competitors and journalists’ “liars” and keeps repeating it, hoping it will stick. Scorched-earth campaigns within the Republican Party are intolerable; his use of liberal tactics proves he has no conservative principles or values whatsoever. Donald Trump is not a solution, he’s a problem. I’d rather deal with the raccoons than with The Donald.
As seen on American Thinker.