- Jan. 30, 2016: CNN Anchor Admits Chilling Effect: Journalists Scared to Criticize Trump
- Jan. 26, 2016: Trump Supporters and ‘Victim Syndrome’
Donald Trump pisses me off — even though I favor many of his positions:
I want the southern border sealed, and I want every last person in the United States illegally deported. I want employers hiring illegals arrested, tried and heavily fined or jailed. Period.
I want our vets treated with the respect they deserve; unlike Trump, however, I want to see the Veterans Administration shut down, with vets given access to universal unlimited health care.
I want our laws enforced, I want our Second Amendment respected, and I want the proverbial book thrown at anyone who commits a crime while carrying a gun.
On those things, Trump and I see eye to eye, and that’s why I find myself so conflicted – I don’t want to vote for him in November.
I detest bullies, and Donald Trump is a bully.
When I was in high school, there were guys who just loved pushing me around…until I finally lost it and beat the crap out of one of them. I’ve hated bullies ever since.
Consider this headline: “Trump: Let’s face it, Ted Cruz trying to hide his Goldman Sachs loan is worse than Hillary”
Really, Donald? Here’s what AllahPundit had to offer:
“This is a smear, by the way. He’s seizing on the revelation last week that Cruz never disclosed a margin loan from Goldman Sachs, where his wife works, during his first Senate run. That’s true, sort of — he never disclosed it to the FEC, which Cruz blamed on a ‘filing error.’ But it’s not true that he never disclosed the loan publicly. ”
Let me translate that for you: Trump is lying. Bullies lie.
“He’s saying this, by the way, at a moment when Clintonworld is under FBI investigation for possibly having traded government favors for donations to the Clinton Foundation. The Democratic frontrunner is being scrutinized by federal law enforcement for public corruption and Trump wants you to believe that Cruz is arguably the shadier operator of the two.”
Trump is lying. Bullies lie.
Saul Alinsky’s Guide For Activists, RULE 13: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame. The real action is in the enemy’s reaction. The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.
Trump’s lie about Cruz’s margin loan is classic Rule 13 – the same tactic so often employed by the Marxists who now comprise at least a third of the Democratic Party. The same tactic, in fact, so often employed by President Barack Obama, the nation’s Bully-in-Chief.
Just as Obama’s bullying is been endorsed and employed by avid sycophants, so, too is Trump’s bullying endorsed and used by his avid supporters.
Fawning loyalty to Alinsky among some Trump supporters is evident on Twitter, where shots like this are common:
Is there a link to any article documenting these charges? Of course not – Rule 13 doesn’t require honesty – it is enough simply to smear and duck. Here’s another example:
No citation, no links, nothing whatsoever to document the charge that Sen. Cruz is a “bought & paid for DC insider.” This is the sort of unadulterated horsepucky we’ve come to expect from progressives!
Is Ted Cruz an “amnesty lover”?
- Border security is national security. We need to secure the border once and for all. We need to stop Obama’s amnesty and enforce the rule of law. And we need to reform legal immigration to protect American workers.”
Mr. Trump, on the other hand, clearly supports amnesty. Here’s the first clue:
Senator Cruz explains Trump’s amnesty plan during an ABC interview:
“So Donald Trump’s position is once you deport them, it’s what’s called touchback. A lot of establishment Republicans had touchback,” Cruz said in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “Basically you make them fly back to their country for a minute, touch the ground, and then they come back with amnesty as citizens. Now, Donald is entitled to do that. He can advance that position, but he doesn’t get to pretend that it’s not amnesty if he’s legalizing 12 million people [who are] here illegally.”–Ted Cruz
Open borders? Pure Alinsky Rule 13.
Is Senator Cruz a Canadian citizen?
Cruz was born in Canada as a dual citizen, American and Canadian. Dual citizenship is common in Canada – just ask me; I’m a “duely” too. Senator Cruz, however, is no longer a Canadian citizen:
Canadian citizen? Pure Alinsky Rule 13.
Does Ted Cruz support amnesty?
Here’s what he has to say:
- It’s not that we don’t know how to solve illegal immigration. What is missing is the political will to get it done. As President, Ted Cruz will do what he says. He will stop illegal immigration. He will build a wall that works, triple border security, and put in place the surveillance and biometric tracking to secure the border.
- Ted Cruz will end Obama’s amnesty on day one, will end catch-and-release, increase deportations, stop sanctuary policies, and strengthen E-verify.
- In order to protect our national security and serve American workers, he will suspend and audit H-1B visas and halt any increase in legal immigration so long as American unemployment remains unacceptably high.
- Cruz led the fight in Congress to defeat the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, he has introduced strong legislation to stop illegal immigration, and he has outlined a detailed immigration plan to protect Americans.
“Amnesty lover?” Pure Alinsky Rule 13.
America has lived with a bully in the White House since January, 2009. Do we really want another one?
Trump seems to delight in insulting his opponents, in violation of the GOP’s 11th Commandment (H/T to Tom Murse):
Reagan is often mistakenly given credit with coining the 11th commandment because he was a devout believer in it since first running for political office in California. Reagan wrote in the autobiography “An American Life:”
“The personal attacks against me during the primary finally became so heavy that the state Republican chairman, Gaylord Parkinson, postulated what he called the Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican. It’s a rule I followed during that campaign and have ever since.” (Read more…)
Trump, unfortunately, shows no respect for his Republican opponents, as his steady stream of insults and innuendo has shown.
I don’t want such a man in the White House.
Ted Cruz, to his everlasting credit, told Mark Levin, “I’m Not Going Into The Mud With Donald Trump”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reacted to the recent attacks from his Republican presidential opponent Donald Trump yesterday in an interview with talk radio host Mark Levin.
“I’m not going to respond in kind I am not going to attack Donald personally, I like him, I respect him, and I’m not going into the mud with personal insults and attacks.
Cruz asserted that the only reason political candidates decided to get personal was because they didn’t want to be challenged on the issues.
“They don’t want to talk about their own records, and so they try instead just to engage personal attacks,” he said.
Cruz reminded the audience that Trump argued for expanding Obamacare into socialized medicine and thought the Wall Street TARP bailouts were a “great idea.” He also pointed out that Trump was a supporter of President Obama’s stimulus program as well as an expansion of the ethanol mandate.
This morning on CNN, Alisyn Camerota said that journalists are scared to criticize Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump continues to call Megyn Kelly names, he continues to tweet out, this is what he does, to journalists he isn’t happy with,” said Camerota.
“It is troubling, and of course, we’ve talked about this. It does have a chilling effect, ’cause you do watch your words more. You don’t want all of his Twitter followers to come at you with that Twitter hate.”
Is this arrogant, petulant, narcissistic bully really fit to assume the mantle of “the most powerful man in the world,” my friends?
Wasn’t Barack Obama, who also has a disgraceful track record of intimidating the media, particularly FOX, enough?
Jan. 26, 2016: Problem is, Trump is a bully (Tip o’ the hat to Nancy McAnally, who nails it in this American Thinker piece:
[Big snips] We are weary of feeling like victims of our own government and we are enraged, to put it mildly. So, here comes this knight in glitzy media armor, wild hair and all, billionaire Donald Trump, smelling the blood in the water. He’s tough, aggressive, is the center of the media spotlight and uses hyperaggressive rhetoric. He is here to save the day for us. Smart, adaptive guy that Trump is, he quickly flipped on most of his lifelong liberal policy positions so he could readily tap into our anger at seven years of abuse. He’s an intuitive opportunist. Narcissists focus with laser-like precision on their victims’ fears and weaknesses to manipulate them. Trump says he is here to rescue with his unmatched deal making to get things done. His theme is “Make America Great Again!” Rah, rah, rah! In fact, the other day he said he is better than Ronald Reagan.
Problem is, Trump is a bully and lacks consistency in his words and actions. He has a history of supporting liberal policies and candidates, lacks any sense of diplomacy, and has been part of many unethical and questionable business deals. He is emotionally unpredictable, volatile, and even unhinged at times.
Trump acts like a bratty young child, calling his highly accomplished opponents names: fat, ugly, very nasty, low-energy, mentally unstable, and more. His jokes include making despicable physical impressions of the disabled. When was the last time you saw this behavior — in the third grade? He assaults people in personal ways, not on policy differences. Yet, Trump is idolized.
With Trump, one minute when you are good graces, he is lavishing you with glowing accolades. The next minute, as in the case of Ted Cruz, he is irate because Cruz stepped onto his entitled turf. He carries out personal attacks of the lowest kind. His dramatic inconsistencies just don’t square for a rational thinking person. The problem is, his victim supporters are not rational. They are emotionally hooked on his red meat rhetoric after years of governmental abuse. What is scary is that they are relying on one bully to destroy the other.
With Trump’s narcissistic and self-grandiose approach, he tries to sell us on the fact that only he, “the Donald”, can fix this country’s mess and make America great again. Donald Trump is a hero in his own mind. Sadly, victim supporters in great numbers are buying it. What they fail to realize is that Trump will do more harm than good if he is given the opportunity.