Donald Trump, Fake Conservative

Donald Trump has jumped to the top of the national polls for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.

It’s an embarrassing moment for the GOP, the country, and the planet.

But everyone knows America’s richest celebrity businessman will never become the Republican candidate, much less president of the U.S.

Unfortunately for the GOP’s future, however, the billionaire blowhard is not going to fade away in a week or two like Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann did in 2012.

Whether he’s really worth $10 billion, as Trump claims, or just a few billion, he has more than enough money, ego, and media pull to keep him in the race all the way until Election Day.

With an ego bigger than America, Trump could pull another Ross Perot and put another Clinton in the White House.

Meantime, Candidate Trump has been a running political joke for weeks.

Underneath his criticism of America’s weak and stupid leaders and his boasting about his being able to make better trade deals with foreign countries than anyone else, he really has just one issue — immigration.

An issue which he blew badly.

In trying to explain his crude position on that politically complex subject, he managed to offend every Latino in the hemisphere by implying that illegal immigrants from Mexico are mostly murderers and rapists.

As for Trump’s positions on other issues important to conservatives and the future of America, they remain a total mystery.

The media won’t ask, and he won’t tell.

Is he pro life or pro choice?

Is he for national health care or against it?

How exactly does he plan to create all those new good jobs for Americans?

Is he going to raise taxes on the rich? Flatter taxes or fairer taxes?

What would he do to fix the education problem?

If indeed immigration is his signature issue, how is he going to stop or control it? And what’s he going to do about the 12 million illegals already here?

Maybe Candidate Trump filled in Ted Cruz on where he stood on these issues the other day when Cruz made a friendly visit to Trump in his Tower.

But other conservatives need to find out if Trump is really a Republican.

He sure doesn’t act like one. He’s already broken Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment — never speak ill of another Republican — dozens of times. (Trump’s 12th Commandment is “Speak ill of everybody.”)

So before any more conservatives jump on the Trump bandwagon, wouldn’t it be better to find out where he stands?

We only get sound bites from Trump’s events. But no one in the liberal media is in a big hurry to go deeper on him and his views.

They aren’t going to dig deep into his “colorful” personal or business history in an attempt to discredit him or prove, as some people say, that he’s not even as conservative as Bill Clinton.

If the media did some excavating, they might be surprised by Trump’s answers.

They might find that he doesn’t say the same thing to conservatives in private as he does when he bloviates in front of crowds and cameras.

What, for instance, did Candidate Trump say in private when he talked to the Friends of Abe, the support and networking group actor Gary Sinise started for about 2,000 political conservatives working in Hollywood?

Were the FOA’s elite members put off by him? Did they embrace him? Who knows?

No one in the mainstream news media seems too eager to expose Trump for the conservative fake he really is.

They treasure him for his celebrity and his entertainment value and don’t want to spoil the show.

But the liberal media treasure Trump even more because he spends so much time helping them discredit the Republican Party and conservatism.

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Here’s How The Liberal NY Times Just Ignored The ‘Truth’ From Ted Cruz…And Why

When he was talking about the release of his new book, A Time for Truth, Sen. Ted Cruz said he wanted to counter what he views as “unfair ‘caricatures’ of the right as ‘stupid,’ ‘evil,’ or ‘crazy.’” So reported Breitbart News about an interview the 2016 GOP contender gave to the Associated Press in which the Texas senator argued that, for conservatives such as himself, “The image created in the mainstream media does not comply with the facts.”

Ironically, the conservative presidential candidate’s comment regarding the “mainstream media” and not complying with “the facts” was, in a startling way, prophetic. As the website Politico reports, the senator’s new book is being left out of a key list The New York Times regularly publishes, despite having sold an impressive 11,854 copies during its first week in release.

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“The New York Times informed [publisher] HarperCollins this week that it will not include Ted Cruz’s new biography on its forthcoming bestsellers list, despite the fact that the book has sold more copies in its first week than all but two of the Times’ bestselling titles, the On Media blog has learned,” says Politico.

The Times’ slight of A Time for Truth comes despite the book’s noteworthy inclusion on a number of other top-seller lists compiled by respected organizations that track book sales. The Politico piece observes:

“A Time For Truth” has also sold more copies in a single week than Rand Paul’s “Taking a Stand,” which has been out for more than a month, and more than Marco Rubio’s “American Dreams,” which has been out for six months. It is currently #4 on the Wall Street Journal hardcover list, #4 on the Publisher’s Weekly hardcover list, #4 on the Bookscan hardcover list, and #1 on the Conservative Book Club list.

The excuse offered by the Times’ staff for the absence of Truth from its bestsellers list was, according to Politico, that the book didn’t meet the newspaper’s “standard” in its analysis of book sales.

After news of the omission of Cruz’s book from the Times’ closely-watched list began to circulate and generate criticism of the paper’s treatment of the conservative senator’s well-received biography, Politico reported getting a further clarification from the Times. A spokesperson for the liberal newspaper reportedly said, “In the case of this book, the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases.”

Apparently, The New York Times gave no evidence for their finding that Ted Cruz’s A Time for Truth wasn’t worthy.

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Former CNN Anchor Lynne Russell Defends Gun Rights After Husband Kills Armed Motel Intruder

Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell’s support of the 2nd Amendment grew stronger after her husband shot and killed an ex-felon who was holding her at gunpoint during a robbery attempt in their motel room on June 30.

Russell told police that she had left her motel room to grab something from her car when felon Tonorio Walton accosted her and forced her back into her room. Walton became agitated when Russell and her husband, former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro, took too long to gather up the items he wanted to steal. A gunfight then ensued in which de Caro – who has a Special Forces background, shot and killed Walton, while being shot three times. He is expected to fully recover.

Russell reiterated her support for legal gun ownership to FOX411:

The discussion over the debate to own a gun is just ridiculous. As Americans we have the right to bear arms and as humans the right to protect ourselves. I’m sure that the man who shot my husband did not have a gun permit. Criminals will always have guns. The rest of us legally obtain our gun permits.

If you don’t want to carry, please don’t. Then, shut the f–k up about it. Make your own decisions.

She wishes the government (aka liberal politicians) would stop arguing about gun control and pass a law that states, “If you committed a violent crime you can’t get a gun permit. Simple law.”

That may be simple for Russell, but not for liberal politicians, aided by the liberal media, who continue to cite the number of deadly shootings committed by criminals as a reason for increased gun control. That same media, which has covered Russell’s ordeal, have largely ignored her pro-2nd Amendment statements.

This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission.

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The Media’s Vile Attacks On Conservative Assimilationists

I have had enough of smug liberal elites wrapped in their “Celebrate Diversity” banners tearing down minority conservatives.

Look in the mirror, media and academia bigots. Your own reflexive racism and divisive rhetoric are poisoning public discourse. There’s nothing “progressive” about attacking the children and grandchildren of immigrants who proudly embrace an American identity.

We are not “self-hating.” You just hate what we believe.

The most recent grenade tossed by the jack-booted Enforcers of Ethnic Authenticity came from The Washington Post this week. The Beltway fish-wrapper hyped a 2,100-word investigation of GOP Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal with a condescending quote from Professor G. Pearson Cross, who sneered: “There’s not much Indian left in Bobby Jindal.”

Has pallid Professor Cross invented an ambient diagnostic test to measure sufficiently acceptable levels of ethnicity?

The Post quoted a grand total of one disgruntled Democratic donor who railed against Jindal for “forgetting” his “heritage” and his “roots.” But that was more than enough for the apartheid-lite adherents to heed the dog whistle immediately. The Post’s splashy attack on Jindal’s assimilationist ethic spawned a vile Twitter hashtag game: #BobbyJindalIsSoWhite.

Left-wing racists mocked his skin color, his kids, and his decision to change his name from “Piyush” to “Bobby.” A New York Times digital editor, Shreeya Sinha, gleefully linked to a BBC compilation of “The best of #BobbyJindalisSoWhite.” NBC News gloated over tweets from liberal Indian-Americans who mocked the accomplished governor, Rhodes scholar, and father of three as a “Jindian.”

It’s the same old, same old from radical academics and reporters who spurned assimilation as a common goal long ago. As I’ve long observed, the media-ivory tower complex’s fidelity lies with bilingualism (a euphemism for native language maintenance over English-first instruction), ethnic militancy, extreme multiculturalism, and a borderless continent.

If we conservatives “of color” refuse to promote the welfare state, unfettered abortion, affirmative action, and massive immigration, we are guilty of “selling out.”

Conversely, if I point out that my skin is far darker than that of the TV progressives of pallor who presume to know more than me about what it’s like to experience prejudice, I’m accused of exploiting my ethnicity.

We’re coconuts, bananas, and Oreos (brown, yellow, or black on the outside and “white” on the inside).

We’re accused of “thinking” and “acting” white if we quote the Constitution, shoot, hunt, oppose high taxes, homeschool, take personal responsibility, or demand that government leave us alone.

You can’t win with these insane identity-mongers who preach compassion and peace while practicing vicious demagoguery. Black conservatives are “Uncle Toms.” Jindal is an “Uncle Bobby.” And GOP Gov. Nikki Haley, born to Indian Sikh parents, has been derided as a “female Uncle Tom.” Jindal is “trying to be white” even though his parents are Indian and his wife’s parents are both from India. Meanwhile, haters have accused me of being an “Auntie Tomasina” for marrying outside my race and taking my husband’s name.

Marriage choice and marriage equality are sacred rights for everyone except minority conservatives.

Jindal and Haley are just the latest targets. Last month, it was son of Cuban immigrants Ted Cruz. White liberal journalist Mark Halperin took it upon himself to drill Texas GOP Sen. Cruz on his “favorite Cuban food” and demanded that he welcome socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders to the presidential race “en Espanol.”

Que estupido.

The civility police and tolerance mob find nothing wrong with their ad hominem assaults and vulgar litmus tests. They’re just trying to make the world safe from the liberated minds of minority conservatives. Those of us who dare to succeed in America without relying on tribalist entitlements must be dragged back and down by the resentful, seething crabs in the collectivist bucket.

We are scorned for abandoning the militant hyphenated fetishism of the left.

We are punished for rejecting rigid boxes and boundaries and one-drop blood rules and permanent castes.

Assimilation is a Class A felony in the liberal rulebook and a threat to the Democratic grievance racket. Tell me who the real racists and bigots are again.

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The New York Times’ Reckless Report

“It seemed pretty glaringly obvious to me that the ‘news fit to print’ was pretty much the news that’s fit to serve the powerful… The way that the paper’s senior staff think is exactly like those in power — in fact, it’s their job to become their friends.” – former NYT correspondent Daniel Simpson

We see right through the propaganda. As one possibly left-leaning commentator astutely noted in response to a stereotypical hit piece against those who lean politically right:

No doubt there are people infuriated with the government but to suggest that these Faux News watchers are going to take up arms against the government is not supported by the facts. Moreover, those few examples cited appear to be unstable individuals, not politically motivated but listening to audio hallucinations found in young male schizophrenics. Better research and an editor with a sharp pencil might are needed here.

Words matter and loose labels are highly irresponsible. Too much mainstream reporting is perpetuating a hidden agenda in their political projections and culture war aggression. Maybe if all crimes were reported equally – black on black, black on white, and everything in between – rather than fanning the flames in a unilateral direction, the right wing news outlets would not feel the need to overcompensate.

If you only followed mainstream media, you would think Obama was the second coming of Jesus. Well, Jesus does not play favorites and neither should we. We are either for Him or against Him. Faithful believers of every color, race, background, gender, and ethnicity are fit for the Kingdom. He is an equal opportunity redeemer. Look in the mirror, see past your complexion, and decide where you stand!

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” – James 1:5

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