Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Our Endorsement: Trump For President


Donald Trump for president. That is the consensus of the authors of this blog.

We also agree this election is important enough to Dorchester and all of Nebraska that we are endorsing candidate Trump well before the the Nebraska primary election next Tuesday.  (We have read that Trump is currently leading in the Nebraska polls.)

Is Trump the perfect candidate? Far from it. But he brings a certain brand of pragmatic populism that has not been attached to America's conservative politics since Ronald Reagan was in the Oval Office.

We could write a lengthy thesis on why Trump is the right person for president in 2016, but we will let real-world numbers make the case:
  • At last check, the U.S. was running a trade deficit of $539 billion in goods and services.  For the politicians reading this, that is $539,000,000,000 -- in the red. How long can a nation and an economy survive this much bleeding?
  • From 2000 to 2014, the U.S. lost more than 5 million well-paying manufacturing jobs.  From the politicians, nary a word.  All we get are proposals for "free college tuition" or another free trade deal to benefit a select few.
  • Meanwhile, as real jobs disappear and wages are stagnant, our nation now has a permanent welfare class, from free school lunches to food stamps, from cell phones to housing vouchers.  This year, the U.S. government (we the taxpayers) will spend an estimated $1.1 trillion on welfare -- federal, state and local.  
  • Since 2005, the most conservative estimates say there have been around 11 million illegal immigrants roaming inside our nation.  Other estimates put the number near 18-20 million.  This despite the disappearing blue-collar jobs that once blessed America with a surging middle class.  Sadly, neither political party has had the guts to do anything about the illegal immigration crisis.
  • From 2009 to 2014, under the Obama administration, more than 7.4 million work permits were issued to aliens, far exceeding the immigration limits set by Congress. The huge number of work permits has severely limited job opportunities for American citizens.
  • While immigrants generally help our economy, many today send their paychecks back home to Mexico or other Latin America countries -- up to $70 billion in 2008.  That export of dollars is crippling Nebraska communities, which must still pay to educate the children of immigrants whether they're legal or not.  In generations past, that money was recycled many times over at local businesses to improve homes and neighborhoods, which in turn created more property taxes for schools and infrastructure.
  • We particularly like candidate Trump's "America First" theme.  Why is the U.S. the only nation contributing significant resources and lives in the fight against radical Islam?  Why, 70 years after the end of WWII, is the U.S. is still footing the bill to defend Japan and other nations?
  • From 2003-2010, the U.S. spent more than $1.1 trillion on the Iraq War, a blunder that was supported by both parties. Today, the Middle East -- the Iraqi region specifically -- is a complete mess, fueling the flames of Islamic fanaticism more than ever before.
  • Last presidential cycle, in 2012, more than $2 billion went to the political parties.  Is it any wonder that the average Joe or Jane no longer has a voice at the federal level, where the most important decisions are made?
Something has to change.  

Over the last two decades, America's political class -- the "establishment" -- has ignored some of America's toughest challenges, like our disappearing industries and jobs.  They've side-stepped issues like illegal immigration, and made many matters worse than ever, like radical Islam in the Middle East and America's growing welfare state.

Trump has noted he will lead the charge to reverse all of the trends mentioned above.

Moreover, Trump has proved he's good at running multi-billion dollar companies; the other candidates have proved they're good only at running their mouths.

It is time for a new boss, one who is not beholden to contributions or crazy activist groups; one who isn't worried about offending a small segment in order to achieve the greater good over the long term.

It's time for President Trump.

29 comments:

  1. I feel like I have awaken in a Twighlight Zone episode ...........where people are actually voting for a felon, a socialist and a lying circus crier. This is the end of the Republican Party as we have known it. Goldwater and Reagan most certainly are dead and Republicans are pissing on their graves. Trump is a northeastern liberal and a liar. I am so sick of Indpendents and Democrats picking my party candidate.

    I am sure you know who I am..............

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    1. LYIN' TED, ARE YOU RELEGATED TO BLOGGING NOW?

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    2. #NeverHillary

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  2. Good Article!

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  3. Do you suppose Trump can do something about the smell in town lately? I was looking at my dog supiously and checking behind furniture until it dawned on me the smell was coming from outside. I closed my windows. got out new wax melts, and got my dog a treat.Hope any non-locals driving through had their car windows closed! This post is meant to be in a light tone, but honestly the stench is unacceptable. Just sayin

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  4. Village Dweller, what you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    1. Brush up on your reading and comprehension skills. You might actually learn something. God bless you too.

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    2. Hey mom, look, i can copy and paste quotes from low IQ adam sandler movies from the 1990s

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    3. Hey mom, look, i can copy and paste quotes from low IQ adam sandler movies from the 1990s

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    4. #NeverHillary

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  5. Great piece with good citation for the facts. The point that really burns me up, $1.1 trillion on welfare. It makes me want to toss up my cookies every time I see the tattooed trash in walmart buying junk food on their state debit/welfare card. Gimme a break. I am not sure the donald can turn it around but I know Clinton can't and Bernie is nothing more than the USSR revived.

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  6. I think we should all vote Cruz on Tuesday, for one reason, so that Trump is humbled. Trump and his supporters really need to reach out in a big way to the Cruz supporters or Trump will lose big in the fall. Cruz had one of the best primary ground games in my life time. If Republicans are going to win in the fall, we need Cruz's organization.

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    1. Dude, its over and you lost.

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    2. U guys better get together soon and make up or you'll be saluting Hitlery or a 75 year old communist for the next 4-8 years.

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    3. Guess you missed the point................you Trump supporters better start making nice or you will drive the Cruz supporters into the Libertarian camp. Cruz's organization beat Trump everywhere..............Trump needs Cruz's organizational skills and his people or he will lose in the biggest landslide in history.

      But there you go.........what more could you expect from a Trump supporter. Can't follow the rules nor understand that we have a constitution and States Rights. All about you, just like Trump.

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  7. Let's make America great again!

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  8. What a perfectly pathetic diatribe. lol.

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  9. ALL OF YOU ARE LIKELY OLD AND WRINKLEY. THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT THE FUTURE AND IT NEEDS TO BE DECIDED BY THE YOUNG VOTERS LIKE ME. THIS COUNTRY HAS WRONGED MY GENERATION AND IT OWES PEOPLE MY AGE WHO HAVE STUDENT LOANS SO WE CAN GET ON WITH OUR LIVES. IT ALSO OWES GAY, LESBIAN & TRANSGENDERED PEOPLE THE RIGHT TO LOVE AND HAVE MORE POWER AND INFLUENCE IN THE SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC OFFICE. MOST PEOPLE WANT MARIJUANA, THE NATURAL SUBSTANCE OF PEACE, LEGAL ONCE IN FOR ALL. YOU SMALL TOWN, BACKWARDS HICKS EMBARASS ME AND MY FRIENDS. WE WILL BE LAUGHING WHEN BERNIE PRESIDENT IS ELECTED.

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  10. ALL OF YOU ARE LIKELY OLD AND WRINKLEY. THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT THE FUTURE AND IT NEEDS TO BE DECIDED BY THE YOUNG VOTERS LIKE ME. THIS COUNTRY HAS WRONGED MY GENERATION AND IT OWES PEOPLE MY AGE WHO HAVE STUDENT LOANS SO WE CAN GET ON WITH OUR LIVES. IT ALSO OWES GAY, LESBIAN & TRANSGENDERED PEOPLE THE RIGHT TO LOVE AND HAVE MORE POWER AND INFLUENCE IN THE SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC OFFICE. MOST PEOPLE WANT MARIJUANA, THE NATURAL SUBSTANCE OF PEACE, LEGAL ONCE IN FOR ALL. YOU SMALL TOWN, BACKWARDS HICKS EMBARASS ME AND MY FRIENDS. WE WILL BE LAUGHING WHEN BERNIE PRESIDENT IS ELECTED.

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    1. How is it that an intelligent young person such as yourself managed to send the exact message, and all in caps too, twice within 14 minutes? Did you forget that you had already sent it once? SMH
      And don't even bother trying to elaborate how your generation has been wronged. Your post is so utterly ridiculous that it does not warrant an explanation. We old wrinkly folks are not interested.

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    2. Ironic that the young hipster, who's probably in his mommy's basement, makes fun of "old and wrinkly" folks while supporting an 80-year communist.

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  11. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate the racist trump.

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOve bernie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sanders 4 prez 4 sure

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  12. #NeverHilliary

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  13. I think I have entered the Twighlight Zone................when people openly espouse the virtues of Socialism! We fought three major wars (WWII, Korea & Vietnam) and several actions against that ideology............and your going to vote for your own enslavement................again, like the last eight years.

    In the last two days, I have seen Trump do some things that encourage me. I think it is time to start praying for Mr. Trump and hope that he will be the President we need him to be. We cannot afford more socialism and encroachment on our freedoms.

    2 Timothy 3 (KJV)

    1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

    2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

    3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

    4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

    5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

    6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

    7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

    9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was.

    10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

    11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

    12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

    13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

    14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

    15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

    16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

    17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

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  14. Trump should have been presedent 20 years ago then we could have saved Crete and we would not had to build all these mexican schools,

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  15. Extraordinarily well written. I like how you pointed out the 10 reasons why your blog has endorsed Trump, and I can honestly say I agree with all of those reasons.

    -MB

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