Some personal reflections on Donald Trump

2016-08-29_2319 Donald Trump Nazi saluteHad a wonderful evening tonight with friends. I had an interesting conversation with an older friend – really, a mentor of mine – about Donald Trump. I can’t recite everything he said word for word, but he spoke about how Trump doesn’t have a nice thing to say about anybody except family, and how members of Trump’s own party have rejected the man. He spoke about Trump doing the Nazi salute, and the ludicrous conspiracy theories, specifically mentioning the one about Ted Cruz’s father being involved in the JFK assassination. And he spoke about how Trump’s followers being full of hate and fear. None of this was anything I didn’t already know, but it was reassuring to hear it. For my part, I really wonder where I would stand if I was still drinking and was still full of that sort of hate. The record shows that I engaged in a lot of far-right rhetoric over time – maybe still do from time-to-time – and I will always remain a conservative at heart. But, there are limits to everything. Over the last year-and-five months I have worked hard to restore my sanity and bring about some balance in my life. That very much includes my political beliefs. And, in a perverse way, I am grateful a Donald Trump came along, and that the extremists have been separated from the more moderate conservatives. I know a lot of us out there have gained clarity as a result of this ongoing circus. Knowing full well the alternative isn’t much better, Donald Trump simply does not have the temperament, maturity, or wisdom to be president. And I’m grateful that he is not going to be elected. Hopefully, when the dust clears, we conservatives will get back on track and work to elect Ted Cruz president in 2020. I don’t think Hillary is going to be able to do much of anything, given her physical state and the intense opposition she faces. I do worry a bit about this Kaine fellow, considering there is a good chance he may inherit the presidency, but for the first time I can honestly say that I believe we’re going to be alright in the long run, and balance will be restored in due time. So, even though he will probably not read this, thank you to my friend, Dan, for confirming everything I’ve been feeling and for being the great friend and mentor that he is …

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