I find it humorous that the only non-politician in the Presidential race is acting the most like a political stereotype. Trump has been called out numerous times, once by FOX News itself, for flip-flopping on hot topics to tell the voters exactly what they want to hear.
Now, on the topics of minimum wage and taxes on the wealthy, FOX is calling it “flexibility.”
The bottom line is that Trump will say whatever he needs to say to pander to the voters. When he was trying to win over Republicans, he was firmly against a minimum wage hike and would never consider raising the taxes of the rich.
But now that he’s got the Republican seat locked down, it’s time to start pandering to the swing voters that may be a little more liberal. So now his “flexibility” is coming into play.
It really saddens me to see how many Americans don’t see through this crystal clear facade. It doesn’t say much for the intelligence of our nation as a whole when someone like Donald Trump can manipulate masses like this.
He’s not even truly a Republican, but because he put his name on the GOP ticket and went around for a few months bashing Democrats, now every Rush Limbaugh-loving conservative has been drawn into his web.
One thing I have not heard anyone talk about this election season is how Donald Trump’s corporations have filed bankruptcy 4 times. Everybody does realize that there is no reset button when you’re the President, right?
His businesses, like his political theories, are over the top, lavish and rarely successful. His ego makes him believe that he can take someone else’s success and do it better. But it never works. Ever hear of Trump Airlines, Trump Vodka, or Trump Mortgage? Me either.
Just a short list of his egotistical failures.
On Trump Mortgage, Trump said “Who knows more about financing than me?” Apparently the question should have been “who knows less about financing than me?” because his mortgage company lasted about a year and a half before being shut down.
When he decided that he would take over the vodka market from his friends at Grey Goose, Trump predicted that the T&T (Trump and Tonic) would become the most requested drink in America. The sad thing is, he really believes his egotistical dreams. I’m a vodka drinker and never knew this existed. That should tell you something. Hell, even Diddy could make a vodka company work.
In 1988, Trump purchased Eastern Air Shuttle, a successful no-fuss airline (the Southwest of its time) that offered flights between Boston, New York and Washington D.C. Of course, the Donald had to put his lavish touches on the business, adding maple floors and gold fixtures to the planes. Within a couple of years, the airline was taken over by his creditors because shockingly enough, his over the top ideas were a bust.
Trump lives in his own egotistical world. All he cares about is his ego being stroked and his name being on everything. Unfortunately, putting his name on things more times than not puts an end to them.
Being able to over-leverage yourself and “build” a business does not make you a successful business man. Trump has never successfully built a business. He purchases businesses and he starts businesses, but they never succeed.
If we are dumb enough to elect him President, he will try to run our country like one of his businesses and we’ll all pay the price. At best, he will set us back decades and then run back to his penthouse at Trump Towers and live happily ever after. But unfortunately I don’t think that will be the outcome.
I fear instead that his ego and hair brain ideas will get us involved in wars that our nation can ill afford right now. He will destroy any shred of a relationship we still have with China, Russia, or Middle Eastern nations with his bullying tactics.
Trump has a long list of failures as a leader. Let’s not add our country to his list.
It seems these days that the news and media jump from one police incident to another and activist jump at each opportunity to incite protests. There is public outcry about how police are brutally murdering innocent” citizens.
While I don’t know enough about the individual cases to make informed comments, it seems like there is at least one common denominator in all of these incidents and that is the simple truth that these guys are criminals.
Before you go off the deep end, let me be perfectly clear that I am in no way, shape, or form defending or promoting the actions of the officers involved in these killings. I think they overreacted and made very poor decisions. I am simply pointing out the fact that the victims in these incidents did indeed commit criminal acts that caused an interaction with police, so we shouldn’t be making them out to be martyrs.
It amazes me that we have thousands of people protesting, rioting, looting, and injuring officers in the name of “justice” for victims that were known criminals. But no one is standing up to protect the truly innocent business owners that are having their livelihoods taken away from them by mindless thugs.
These businesses are being looted and destroyed.
Who is protecting the innocent, hard-working business owners?
Every election we hear about how the small-business owners are the backbone of our economy. Well it’s time to put up or shut up.
I want to know from the candidates in the upcoming presidential election how they are going to protect these hard-working, tax-paying Americans from having their business destroyed by scumbags looking for a reason to loot and cause trouble.
These rioters and looters need to be handled with swift and direct justice, even if that means the use of force.
We can’t let these ignorant thugs tear our country apart because the police force is under public scrutiny and afraid to ruffle feathers by dealing with this.
The National Guard needs to be on the front lines protecting the innocent people of our nation. If not, these riots will get worse each and every time.
Let’s stop worrying about social backlash and the next election and do what our government is supposed to do, lead and protect its people.
Stop tolerating ignorance when it affects the lives and livelihoods of innocent taxpayers.
Show us you’re a leader. Show us you can handle managing this nation.