I believe Beltway Republicans and leftist agitators could hand Donald Trump the presidential election. The more they attack Trump, the more the rest of America loves Trump.
The politicians and media in D.C. and NYC live in a bubble that makes them unable to relate to the rest of America.
Donald Trump has been repeatedly attacked by the left and the Beltway Republicans. George Will and Jeb Bush are the latest in a long line of Beltway types who deem Trump unelectable for speaking the unspeakable – that which is on the mind and heart of Middle America.
Middle America has been told to sit down and shut up every time it has tried to object to the Beltway boys’ next compromise. The Beltway boys seem to continue on the path of compromising all that is sacred to those they claim to represent, and they seem to be in denial that more than 30 percent of their own party has said they won’t vote based on party in the next election.
So, how does one attract those independents who feel alienated by the Beltway electeds, and believe them to be more committed to the wallets of Wall Street than to those who elected them?
I have never been a fan of Donald Trump. I have met him in person, and I still wasn’t impressed. I find him a bit hard to take. I would have been the first to laugh had you told me a year ago that he could be the presidential nominee.
More attacks at Trump came over the weekend. George Will said Trump is “hideously inflammatory” and called him “Todd Akin with 10 different facets.” I would turn that around, and say he has endured 10 Akin-style attacks, and come out shining.
Trump was always saying (however clumsily) what Middle America wanted to say, but he was too rich, too abrasive, too unrelatable for the average American. Even though they related to his words, the disconnect psychologically for most Americans was that he was still too unrelatable to be trusted.
Then along came the attacks.
The Beltway and corporate America are public enemy No. 1 to most Americans. This crosses party lines, class, race and faith. Ironically, the Beltway boys and corporate America’s attacks on Trump may have handed him what he needed most: the sympathy factor.
While the Beltway candidates for president drone on about E-Verify and other failed programs, the critical minds know that the bleeding hearts will continue to promote the unfettered flood of illegal influx into the U.S. whether or not they are coming to work. Real Americans know there will be more deals, more “compromise,” and they aren’t settling for these plans for a moment.
Real Americans can reason that Trump did not mean all Mexicans who cross the border are rapists and criminals. Real Americans are tired of being told what they think!
Real Americans, the kind who haven’t believed in a president since Reagan, are looking at the deafening silence of the Beltway and corporate America just last weekend in the death of Kathryn Steinle. Trump’s words were proven true in the minds of those who heard the tragedy that took place this week.
Kathryn Steinle was killed by an illegal, Francisco Sanchez, a convict with seven felonies who had been deported to Mexico five times! Most media ignored the story. Only Fox News made the connection between Trump’s statements, and this tragedy. But America did. The senseless death was 100 percent preventable because Sanchez was arrested in March for drug charges.
Naturally, the leftists who seek to destroy Trump, love drugs and control the “sanctuary city” of San Francisco, the scene of the crime, refused to prosecute him for the drug crime or even hold him for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, so he might be deported. A further highlight to the insanity of leftists, two separate TV news crews reporting on the arrest were mugged, and one cameraman was pistol whipped. This reality is the alternative to Trump speaking the truth.
It isn’t only the “close our borders” folks who are developing a taste for Trump. Feminists have an odd alliance with Trump. They claim 80 percent of women who come across the border are raped along the way.
Small-business people who are tired of political pandering while they fall victim once again to corporate cronyism are taking a closer look at Trump.
Trump doesn’t need Wall Street. He doesn’t need Karl Rove and his Beltway boys. He doesn’t even need NBC. The fact of the matter is, he could buy all of them. This makes him oddly, utterly independent of influence everyone in Main Street America detests. It adds to an almost mythological persona. He can fight where the lesser man would crumble.
Only Ted Cruz has come out in defense of Donald Trump and Main Street, and it is no surprise that the top two in most polls of actual likely Republican voters are Cruz and Trump. The others who sheepishly avoid comment, or cave to the Beltway mentality by jumping on the “bash Trump” bandwagon, will not win the hearts of the Main Street voter out there.
Oddly, conservatives may have Macy’s, NBC, Univision, Serta and the Beltway boys to thank for galvanizing support for the multibillionaire who was only lacking the sympathy factor. They gave him that, and time will tell if that is the ultimate Trump card, unwittingly given to those who are usually shut down.
Imagine the headline: “Main Street America finally has a voice in the White House with Trump/Cruz.” I never thought I would have believed it, but it could happen.