I’m Thinking We Might Want to Start Looking at Alternatives

…to Trump.

Look, the fact that the RINOs are STILL so frenzied to get rid of him has been a point in his favor. Anyone who can pi$$ off Mittens, the Turtle, and the rest of them can’t be all bad.

Plus, I tend to ‘stick with the Devil you know’. For all his faults, he was making some progress on getting his goals accomplished.

But, this recent example of bad leadership? He is declining to make a choice between Ronna Romney McDaniel and Harmeet Dhillon?

He uses the example of Queen Elizabeth’s refusal to side with one president or another as a reason for his stance.

Uh-uh. Not gonna fly. Queens, like many ceremonial office-holders, can afford to stay on the sidelines, in fact, they HAVE to. PRESIDENTS, in contrast, have to be able to make the tough choices.

Which brings up one of Trump’s weakest spots – failing to pull the lever to get poor performers out before they cause too much damage. ONE bad decision on personnel may be excused. Trump’s got a history of making poor choices.

And, with the likelihood of his allowing the Leaning Left Duo – Ivanka and Jared – to have “officially unofficial” positions, yet so powerful an influence on his decisions, tips the scale.

I can’t say that DeSantis is the best choice. He may be the best we have, but there is a long time before the next election – anything can happen in that time.

But, barring a miracle, Trump is NOT going to develop the self-discipline to put his country before his own desires.


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    • OneGuy on December 18, 2022 at 11:21 AM

    You have to look deeper.  The only reason he was asked which he would prefer is so that his answer could be used to divide the Republican party.  He actually did the smart thing by not taking the bait.

    • Linda Fox on December 18, 2022 at 12:02 PM

    I dunno. While it’s true that his words might be divisive, a better answer would have been to point out the strong points of both, and suggest that the two should lay out their plan for making changes in the GOP to win in 2024

  1. I still don’t get having “Ye” at Mar a Lago.Or the celebration there of the recent “Destroying Marriage in America” act.
    Cooling me off on him.

    • Max M Wiley on December 18, 2022 at 6:39 PM

    And then: the ridiculous electronic trading card announcement.And then: celebrating the new Gay Marriage law with Republican gays at Mar-A-Lago, saying “We are fighting for the gay community, and we are fighting and fighting hard.”There is significant buzz coast to coast RIGHT NOW amongst clear eyed clergy over this. My pastor is one of them. Trump has lost SIGNIFICANT support just in the last few days, and we have how much time until the election?Nothing is going to get fixed with elections.He’s driving away his base trying to gain more support from the middle.Trump doesn’t have a prayer in 2024 as things stand now.But he can torpedo the ship on the way down if he doesn’t get the nomination, which is EXACTLY what I expect to happen at this point.

    • Steve on December 18, 2022 at 8:51 PM

    Shortly before the 2020 “election”, I watched a sort of town hall event (I can’t remember where I saw it.) and it consisted mainly of folks that identified themselves as living in Appalachia (e.g. West Virginia, the Pennsyltucky area of Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, the western portions of the Carolina’s and Virginia.) and one feller in particular stood out when they were asked “does President Trump still have your support?” 
    The feller replied, “I’d like to ask President Trump a question and it is this; All people like us have heard for the last three years is how great things are going for blacks, latinos and women. That’s great, but we’re the ones who brought you to the party. We the white working class, the ones who you’ve sworn to help, the people who D.C. long ago decided that they couldn’t care less about, we’re the ones who put you over the top in 2016 and we’re still waiting for something other than a tax cut. We’re waiting for you to deliver on your promise to rebuild our area of the country economically and to date, you really haven’t done anything for us. I might just as well sit home this year because I thought we were really going to see something different from you. After four years, you sound just like every other guy who wants our vote. So you tell us, why should we vote for you again?”
    I have family in the Adirondacks and the situation there is similar, people who enthusiastically thought things were going to be somewhat different, only to see very little in the way of actual change.  They are a combination of furious and despondent. 

      • Linda Fox on December 20, 2022 at 1:03 PM

      Agreed. Trump did SOME things that were worthwhile.
      But, his inaction on things important to the base was, in my view, disqualifying. I would LIKE him to go away quietly. But, that’s not his way.

    • NITZAKHON on December 20, 2022 at 9:41 AM

    I like Trump.  I really do.  I like his candor, his energy, and his take no prisoners approach.
    But JEEZ I did a facepalm at this BIG ANNOUNCEMENT that was the trading cards.

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