Trigger Warning: This isn’t the safe space Trumpkins require.
Yes, gun to my head; I rather support a lying felon or self-proclaimed socialist over Donald Trump. No, I won’t be supporting any of them..
Let me be crystal clear. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are all “flaming piles of dog crap” but only one of these piles is pretending to be a big bowl of ice cream. Having an enemy in power that doesn’t pretend to be a part of the conservative movement and clearly doesn’t reflect on us is better than having an enemy in office that pretends to be a part of the conservative movement and reflects on it. Whatever Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders do, no one is going to blame it on conservatism. Whatever Donald Trump does, it will reflect on conservatism. As Tom Nichols put it “better to lose to a true enemy whose policies you can fight and repudiate, rather than to a false friend whose schemes will drag you down with him.”
When he panders to racists, advocates big government (ie in housing, education, healthcare), embraces authoritarian dictators, or act completely and utterly incompletely it reflects on us. Conservatism and the conservative movement is more than just raging nationalism and empty platitudes. It is intellectual movement and actually stands for ideas (cuckish, right?). Donald Trump will transform conservatism from ideas to platitudes. From libertarianism to authoritarianism. From the defenders of federalism and the constitution to its executors.
Donald Trump is a serial adulterer. He wants to intentionally target women and children. He advocates federal involvement in healthcare, housing and education. He wants the government to be a tool for silencing journalists. He advocates protectionism. He and his goons lie… A LOT; they lie obsessively. If he is our standard bearer, because like it or not that is what being the Republican nominee and Republican President (assuming he manages not be defeated by 10-15 points) gets you. We lose all credibility. We lose all credibility because a spoiled brat with an inflated ego gets to represent conservatism. While this is happening our “conservative” leaders and icons get to cheerlead him on giving another vail of credibility to his phony conservatism.
Four or eight years from November, the only winners will be the left, if Donald Trump becomes President. They will get to spew rhetoric about how conservatism doesn’t work while having their policies implemented and when they fail, they will get to move farther left. “…To the point, after four years of thrashing around in the Oval Office like the ignorant boor he is, voters will no longer be able distinguish between the words “Trump,” “Republican,” “conservative,” and “buffoon.” Nichols also wrote “… [He will] smear conservatism as nothing more than his own brand of narcissism, and destroy decades of hard work, including Ronald Reagan’s legacy.”
Alexander Hamilton put it best, “If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”

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Posted by Roman Bilan

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  1. […] just do not get it. Never means never. I said I would never support Donald J Trump. I laid out why and I meant it. Tonight when Mr. Trump won Indiana he won it fair a square. There was no cheating. […]

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