BRYCE ON POLITICS
– And, No, it has nothing to do with his hair.
On June 16th, real estate mogul and celebrity businessman Donald Trump threw his hat into the ring as a candidate for president of the United States. This immediately set liberals into a frenzy and the inevitable jokes about his hair and some of his comments became the butt of jokes. Even the television talking heads snickered at his announcement and dismissed his chances for success. The levity was short lived though as the polls in New Hampshire suddenly showed Trump surging in the state.
The left claims Mr. Trump’s announcement was nothing more than an obnoxious publicity stunt, and characterized him as a buffoon who shouldn’t be taken seriously. Hardly. Trump is the one candidate the left is most afraid of, and for good reason; he is a serious contender, well financed, and represents the polar opposite of the left.
In the coming campaign, liberals will portray Trump as politically incorrect. Maybe, but he is more results oriented and less concerned with making a faux pas, something very appealing to voters frustrated with the gridlock in Washington. Others will portray him as an icon of big business and “trickle-down” economics. The fact remains, Trump has created thousands of jobs for people due to his entrepreneurship. He is admittedly pro-life and anti-gun control, two areas the left despise. Yet, he is a philanthropist and has donated generously to a variety of charities. Bottom-line, he is a confirmed capitalist who understands the value of work and, as such, represents a deterrent to the socialist agenda. The left’s visceral attacks on him suggest they are not only scared of him, but are jealous of his success as well.
Where liberals miss the mark is underestimating the public’s frustration and lack of confidence in our government today. According to a recent Rasmussen poll (June 22, 2015), only 28% of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction. Likewise, a recent Gallup Poll (June 23, 2015) lists U.S. economic confidence at -9.
Taking note of the success of the fiery speech made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last March before a special joint meeting of Congress, Trump is taking on the roll of a tough-talking, no-nonsense New Yorker. Recognizing America wants a fighter without the usual political spin, he is quickly becoming the voice of the people who are sick of the status quo in Washington and do not trust political elites such as Mrs. Clinton. He may not be the most eloquent orator, but he is going to tell it as he sees it, which is rather refreshing to voters. During his campaign announcement, Trump told the audience several things they could identify with, such as:
“Our country is in trouble.”
“America has become the dumping ground for the world’s problems”
“We have all the cards, but we don’t know how to play them.”
“We are going to make our country great again.”
Such messages resonate with voters as they realize the country is following the wrong path.
Donald Trump is hitting a nerve with voters, not just in New Hampshire but across the country. This explains why the left will go to any length to assassinate his character. They will try to discredit his every move and word, even going so far as to intentionally misquote him. Unlike most of his GOP competitors, Mr. Trump is not a politician (neither is Dr. Ben Carson), but a businessman who understands the world, people, negotiations, and what is necessary to succeed. This means his rhetoric will be noticeably different than the other candidates.
Does Mr. Trump possess a huge ego? What politician or successful businessman doesn’t? Frankly, I am more interested in results.
Liberals and the press giggled when Trump announced he would build a wall along our southern border and have Mexico pay for it. They thought it was hysterical. However, let’s suppose Trump pulled it off, as he has done with other ventures people scoffed at, who would be doing the laughing then? Again, this is the difference between a businessman and a politician. We’ve tried a community organizer, oil men, a peanut farmer and professional politicians, all with minimal success; voters may very well be ready to give a successful businessman a chance.
Do not expect Trump to take liberal criticisms sitting down. He appears to be willing to fight back as he has both the disposition and financial resources to do so. Next time you hear a joke about his hair, just remember it is an attempt to conceal the liberal agenda. If that is all the left has, Trump will only gain momentum.
Keep the Faith!
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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 30 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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