View Full Version : Donald Trump, Street Fighting Man

05-13-2011, 01:52 PM
By Robin of Berkeley

I love Sarah. Michele Bachmann is, to me, a gift to humankind. In fact, I like most of the potential conservative candidates for president.

However, my number one choice for the Republican candidate for President? Donald Trump -- or a Trump-like man. A strong man; that is, someone willing to get into the ring and get his hands dirty. A Street Fighting Man.

Now it pains me enormously to admit this. Up until three years ago, I was a progressive, and a big fan of identity politics. In fact, I gave some of my hard-earned money to Hillary Clinton's campaign, in part, because she's a woman.

I've changed since then, and no longer vote along gender or ethnic lines. However, my eschewing identity politics isn't the reason I support someone like Trump. It's because conservatives need someone who can go head-to-head with Obama -- and win. We don't need a David against their Goliath. We need a Goliath of our own.

Certainly, there are many strong female politicians out there, the so-called Mama Grizzlies. Some of them, for instance, Gov. Jan Brewer, have bigger cojones than many of the conservative pols. The question is not whether or not these women are formidable. It's whether they could win.

My opinion is no, and for one simple reason: because of what the left does to women.

I've written about the subject several times -- how the left has a long and sordid history of abusing women, both then and now. Sarah Palin has been subjected to a high tech wilding, replete with verbal rape and sexual objectification. Just recently Bill Maher called her the "C" word with no apparent consequences.

The left degrades and menaces any woman who stands in their way. Bachmann's abuse has already started, and it will get even worse should she run for President.

However, it's not just conservative women that the left will eat alive. It is any nice guy or gal, anyone who plays by the rules. Mitt Romney, that wholesome Mormon; Tim Pawlenty, the soft spoken Midwesterner; Paul Ryan, the brainiac; Huckabee, the pious. Obama and his henchman will chew them up for breakfast and spit them out before noon.

Why? Because Obama and his people do not play by the rules; they make up their own rules as they go along. Take, for instance, how Obama and his compatriots won this election.

A documentary entitled We Will Not Be Silenced describes in painstaking detail what many of us knew all along: that there was widespread chicanery during the presidential primary. The left enlisted hoodlums like the New Black Panthers -- and then protected them afterwards.

Now that Obama is president, he has no qualms about appointing dozens of mysterious Czars, bypassing Senate approval. He even plans to sit at the head of the UN Security Council, which no president has done before, an action that was constitutionally questionable.

Bombing Libya without congressional approval? No problem. Assassinating Americans abroad without due process? If Obama wants it done, he will.

Now Trump is different from Obama in some fundamental ways. Trump wouldn't park himself at the helm of the UN. He's not going to assemble a cabal of creepy czars. But Trump can be powerful in his own right.

The Donald has money and fame -- and a tenacious competitive spirit. And he does not take well to being dissed or controlled.

Not only does Trump do a stellar job of defending himself when under enemy fire, he's willing to go on the offensive. Notice how Trump didn't back down after The View's Whoopie Goldberg insinuated that he's a racist.

In fact, Trump went on to confront that other black icon, Bill Cosby. Who among the other potential candidates would have had the guts to do such a thing? And yet Trump's continual hammering on the left, Alinsky-style, has so confused and overwhelmed them that Trump has apparently inoculated himself from the racist label.

Trump isn't the only Street Fighting Man out there. Gov. Chris Christie, Congressman (and Lt. Colonel) Allen West, and businessman Herman Cain could also take on the Herculean task of defeating Obama. All these tough guys are bold, straight shooters who've been deep down in the trenches.

Why is it so essential that the conservative contender be tough and audacious? Because the left figured out years ago that they needed a candidate made of tougher stuff to shed the impression that they were the 98 pound weaklings.

The left's epiphany came after John Kerry's humiliating loss to George Bush. Even though George Soros sank millions into Kerry's campaign to purchase the Democratic Party, like another of his investments, the windsurfing Kerry lost big time. Soros, et al. realized that only someone like Obama would be able to win, because Obama will do so through any means necessary.

Although the word on the street is that Obama won because of his terrific campaign, this isn't the whole story: Obama nailed it because of his take-no-prisoners, community organizing style.

While Obama himself doesn't like to get his hands dirty, he surrounds himself with people willing to do the dirty deed for him, such as the mainstream media, street radicals, and the classroom revolutionaries, Cornel West and Frances Fox Piven.

This is why Donald Trump, or someone Trump-like, is what the conservatives need. He has already shown that he'll get up every time someone throws him a punch.

Sarah, Newt, Huckabee, and Mitt -- all capable and affable. None of them, however, is a force to be reckoned with. If you're trapped in a burning vehicle, you want the strongest and biggest and toughest guy to save you. And this country is crashing and burning just as surely as that flaming vehicle.

Trump may not have the sunniest personality. He may have more bad hair days than good. However, he doesn't show fear -- and therefore weakness -- when the left's pit bulls go on the attack.

That's why I hope that someone like Trump, a Street Fighting Man, will throw his hat into the ring.

Yes, Sarah and Michele and Mike Huckabee are as nice as can be. But when it comes to challenging the Obama machine, nice guys and gals will finish last.


05-13-2011, 02:08 PM
Robin is right. The Media has proven that they WILL do anything to protect and preserve the image of this administration and being nice will not cut it. Either you have to find someone who is generally unafraid and will cap a motherfucker (yes, Dick Cheney, I AM looking at you) and make THEM apologize. Or - - do it via the Brian Billick Method:

When you go in the lion's den, you don't tippy toe in you carry a spear, you go in screaming like a banshee, you kick whatever doors in, and say, 'Where's the SOB?' If you go in any other way you're gonna lose.'

And don't attack Obama personally. Attack the crappy results. Say he's a nice fella, but he belongs in a classroom, not the Oval Office. That while all Presidents need a little OTJ training, we had to do remedial work on this one. And if this is what respect from the rest of the world looks like, I liked us more when everyone hated us.

Anything less, we get 4 more years of this. :p