This week, an old friend shared a video from Vox about how Donald Trump is the "authoritarian" candidate and how he's changing the Republican Party for the worse.
If you're unfamiliar with Vox, it's a hard-left video series by hard-left writer Ezra Klein that, according to them, "explains the news." In other words, Vox tells millennial viewers how they're supposed to think under the guise of "Internet journalism." They use slick little diagrams and hipster glasses to connote a level of credibility that works best on people who say things like "throwing shade" and "turnt."
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In Klein's latest offering, Vox goes after Trump while casually slandering Republicans as being on the wrong side of women's suffrage and civil rights (they weren't, of course), but I think Vox and other liberal bloggers have overlooked a much larger point (as usual), so, if Klein doesn't mind, I'd like to explain a few things to him.
While it is true that Donald Trump IS changing the Republican Party, it is certainly not in the way liberals imagine. After decades of being genteel and easygoing about reducing Big Government authoritarianism, after decades of being steamrolled, smeared and silenced by a brand of left-wing fanaticism that becomes more openly Maoist every day (see Bernie Sanders activists, shout-downs, SJWs, etc.), conservatives and libertarians grew weary and frustrated. It seemed like nothing could stop Big Government, no matter how polite or understanding they were or how convincing their arguments could be.
But then a Republican candidate stood up and said things in a way that sounded distinctly like something out of the 1980s. They heard an unapologetically straightforward message that broke every PC rule liberals had put in place, and it inspired Republicans. It incited an insurrection that is in full swing to this day. Donald Trump unleashed a storm of occasionally insensitive yet decidedly logical comments and ideas that heartened America's huddled masses (I'm talking about the ones already here, mind you), and that has clearly changed the entire direction of the GOP. By putting Trump on the ticket, Republican voters have ditched the "let's have a dialogue" angle and opted for a far stronger message, "no more Mister Nice Guy," – and it's a message that resonates with a massive coalition of oppressed Americans.
As usual, when first threatened, the left tried to laugh Trump off … big mistake. He feeds off of their negativity. But they don't know what else to do! They certainly can't cover REAL stories like the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton, so they resort to thug tactics like suppressing conservative stories on Facebook while churning out smug, pseudo-intellectual, paint-by-number hit pieces about that "hateful oompa loompa" on the GOP ticket. But it's not working. Every time liberals try and throw shade, Trump supporters get turnt. What liberals like Klein fail to realize is that there is a breaking point. After a certain amount of time and abuse, Americans will stop taking damage and start dishing it out. And that's where we are.
Disenfranchised Americans are fighting back, and Donald Trump is our weapon. Leftist leaders and luminaries can mock him all the way to November, they can shamelessly mislabel him as being "racist" or "fascist" or the "authoritarian," whatever unappealing term that best describes Democrats, really. But make no mistake: A reckoning is coming, and it's long overdue.
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I supported Ted Cruz in the primary. I voted for him because he would have made a wise and sensible "president." Clearly, God had other plans. And so, I'll gladly support Donald J. Trump as "Republican Warlord," instead. Indeed, I hope Mr. Trump leaves political correctness and its trappings in ashes all the way to the White House. And I hope he topples tyrants and crushes our oppressors when he gets there.
Whatever Trump does, he'll do it his way, and that's why he vexes villains on both sides of the aisle. Donald Trump is truly FREE. He may be flawed (who isn't?), but he is definitely his own man. He can't be bought. He can't be controlled, not by Democrats or Republicans. And Donald Trump is coming to Washington. He's got a rod of iron in his hand. I can't wait to see what he breaks first.