"IF HE GOES TO WAR WITH ASSAD AND DOESN’T DEPORT THE ILLEGAL HISPANICS, THEN WHAT EXACTLY WAS THE POINT OF HIS CAMPAIGN OR HIS PRESIDENCY?"
IS DONALD TRUMP SETTING HIMSELF UP TO BE A ONE TERM PRESIDENT?
PUBLISHED: 6th April, 2017 | By JOSEPH ROSS
I’m not usually one to critique Trump. I was a vocal supporter of the guy since he ran for office. Prior to his announcement, I was probably not going to vote because I didn’t think it would really matter. I was kind of hoping Rand Paul would win but I knew he stood no chance and would be out of the race by the time I got to vote in the primaries. Once he announced he was running for president, I saw a guy who seemed genuine about wanting to Make America Great Again and not some talking head politician. He was going to ban Muslims from entering, send back the Mexicans, then build a wall so they couldn’t keep coming over. He had his own money so he couldn’t be bought by lobbyists. I thought that he would be a guy worth giving a chance.
Since elected, he has began back-pedalling on various topics. I don’t regret supporting him. He was much better than any other Republican. He wasn’t the best policy wise, but he represented the counter culture. He represented your average white American rebelling against the feminist, globalist, anti-white, anti-male, anti-American, and to an extent the anti-christian culture that has been plaguing the US for the last 50-60 years. (I say to an extent for Christians because he doesn’t come across as a very religious person to me and that he was the first president to be pro-gay marriage while entering office).
He’s in a no win situation on the healthcare issue. Regardless of what he does, or doesn’t do, he’ll come out as the loser. I predicted that this would be a problem because at the Republican debate he gave the typical leftist talking point of “We can’t allow people to die in the streets” which is code for he wants the government to intervene in healthcare.
He, and pretty much every other politician, is unable or unwilling to acknowledge that forcing insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions completely defeats the purpose of insurance. The purpose of insurance is to pay a small amount of money each month so that in a scenario where something very costly happens, you won’t be stuck with a bill that’s nearly impossible to afford. Unless you or someone in your family works for a company that pays for the majority of your health insurance, or unless you go to the doctor all the time, it makes no sense to purchase health insurance. I can tell you right now that if I wasn’t on a plan with my parents, I would not buy any health insurance until I get sick. I’m certainly not the only one who figured this out.
Many have theorized that the people behind Obamacare designed this as a Cloward and Piven-esque strategy. As the cost of health insurance continues to rise, more and more people realize it’s pointless to purchase it until the industry collapses on itself. This goes on for a while, then Hillary Clinton takes power, and the public begs for single payer as an alternative. She didn’t get elected, so what will happen. Now that Trump is president, there really is no good plan to replace this. Even political junkies on the far right have began endorsing single payer as a better alternative.
Trumpcare/Ryancare/Obamacare-lite/Obamacare 2.0, whatever title you wish to use, does not address the pre-existing condition mandate. It would have done nothing to reduce costs, and would have put the blame for increased costs on Trump and the other Republicans. Those freedom caucus members got elected specifically because people in their districts were sick and tired of their representatives going to Washington and selling out. Trump is now declaring war on them and threatening them with supporting their challengers in the primaries. You can’t go into Washington and drain the swamp while declaring war on one of the few parts of Washington that doesn’t go along with the machine.
His infrastructure plan is going to be dead on arrival. It’s honestly not even worth pursuing at this point. It will get virtually no support from the Democratic Party. Trump needs this plan to go through, or the traditionally white union type Democrats who supported him in this election will not support him again. They will either go back to the Democratic Party or not vote. The Democrats understand this, so they will have to oppose it to ensure that he doesn’t retain support from their voters in 2020.
The Republicans will also oppose it because we are broke. Personally, I think that spending more money on infrastructure with this excessive debt is a horrible idea, however I hope this bill passes for political purposes. The Republicans who oppose the bill don’t need the political capital from a project like this so they can stick to their principles on this one. They’re in districts where their biggest concern politically is losing their loyal base and facing a primary challenger.
Between declaring war on the traditionally “small government” or tea party Republicans, being incapable of delivering promises to the working class/manual labor/union type workers, he’s not a very religious person. The type of voters who vote on a religious basis are not thrilled with Trump for that reason, but they went with him in the general election because he would protect their religious liberty. His base which consisted of the alt-right/alt-light people who were his most loyal supporters throughout the entire election.
Many people debate who is and who isn’t alt-right and where the line between the alt-right and alt-light should be drawn, but for this I’m talking about those who have pro-nationalist viewpoints. The people who oppose immigration, globalism, communism, and overseas military interventionism; and put the economic, religious, constitutional, and social issues on the back burner.
His travel ban was considerably watered down from a full on Muslim ban. He hasn’t been focusing on immigration despite that being his biggest issue on the campaign. He fired Flynn, who was a favorite of those on the alt-right, and now Bannon has been removed from the National Security Council. His UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, has threatened action against Assad. During the campaign he went on about how reckless the Bush/Obama foreign policy has been, and now he’s doing the same thing.
We all know that he has no desire to shrink the size and scope of the United States federal government. That’s not why he was elected. He was elected due to his nationalistic/America first/anti-immigration policies. If he goes to war with Assad and doesn’t deport the illegal hispanics, then what exactly was the point of his campaign or his presidency? If he does not clean up his act soon, he will have no loyal supporters and will either face a primary challenge and lose, or be defeated in the general election. The one saving grace is that it’s not even 100 days into his presidency and things can change. I sure hope they do change, sooner rather than later.
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