Skip to comments.Why I Voted For Trump... a last minute decision...
Posted on 03/17/2016 9:46:49 AM PDT by dps.inspect
I live in Missouri, the state Trump won by less than 2,000 (the last I heard). I had been saying all along that Id be voting for Ted Cruz, mainly because he says hes a Christian. But on the day of our election this week, I could not do it, I voted for Trump... knowing full well his foibles. Heres the short story of my transformation:
I am a Christian man in my sixties, have not always been the best I could be, either as a man or a Christian, but I do try, sometimes. Months and even years back I saw Cruz as one of the only ones in DC who was standing for what I believe; I thought then, if he runs for POTUS, hes got my vote. However, the more Ive heard him speak, the less I've liked him, not because of the content of what he says, he says mostly the right things, but its the way in which he says them... inauthentic, insincere, disingenuous; these are words that describe my emotions when I see the expression on his face when he speaks, and then theres that stupid little half-smile after he says a one line-er to applause... ick!
Right up until the day of the election, Tuesday, I had never really understood how instrumental Cruz was in giving us John Roberts, Chief Justice of the supreme court (the man that literally delivered Obamacare to the nation as law). The day of our election, I looked up an article from a Texas news/paper/mag, that railed on Cruz because he was one of the biggest voices selling John Roberts to the nation. Unfortunately for Cruz, I read that article before voting on Tuesday... that is mostly what sealed the deal, against voting for him.
Cruz may be a moral man, but the devil used him to help sink our nation to where we are today; moral maybe, but not wise. Why the hell would I want that man in the White House.
Comparatively, Trump is not what I'd call a moral man, at least by biblical standards, but we know that about him, its a given... hes not trying to gloss over his, well, fallenness; he is what he is... I dumped Cruz for Trump. I made that decision within about two hours before I voted. It's not easy to explain but I felt a sense of freedom when I voted for Trump. My brother who is a Baptist pastor was nearly apoplectic when I told him I voted for Trump, he wanted me to feel very,very guilty, but I dont, I actually feel quite good about it.
Adding to that, there is the "inbetween-the-lines" reasons that swung me to Trump. The biggest? All the entities that we conservatives and Christians see as our mortal opposition, the MSM, DC Elite, Republican Establishment, Liberal Progressives, Black Lives Matter, and now, Fox News have been trying to destroy Trump... "the enemy (Trump) of my enemy (the above noted) is my friend". I know their hatred of me and all that I hold dear, so when I see them descend on Trump with the same ferocity that I know they hold toward me and my kind, I count Trump as my kind. And now out of desperation, Ted Cruz seems to be siding with the enemy, not my kind... phooey on that!
Trump is not claiming Messiahship, like Obama does, and like Ted seems to imply (the savior of Conservatism), Trump is Trump! And you know what, I like that... as brash and unsavory as he may seem, compared to the PC Elites, Trump is more like me than anything I have seen!
It felt good to vote for Trump... I feel like a feminist freed from her bra strap, free at last, free at last...
I’m a woman and can tell you few things feel better than taking off your bra, at home at the end of a long day. LOL.
Thank you for this thoughtful and reasoned analysis.
btw... if Florida 2000 didn’t convince us... ALL votes matter. Thanks for being one of the 2000 or so...
A good friend of mine is a city councillor, extremely popular; he lost the election by one vote because everyone assumed he was a shoe-in, since he was so popular!
In 1976 a good portion of the Christian Right based their vote on the overt expressions of faith by one of the candidates- Jimmy Carter.
In 1980 they still had the chance to vote for Carter the Sunday School teacher over the once divorced former movie star Ronald Reagan.
Basing a vote on outward expressions of faith by a candidate isn’t a guarantee that you are doing anything good for the country.
I do think Cruz has his demons....one of which is burning ambition that has led him astray.
As you said Trump is Trump. He has succeeded famously already and could sit back and do nothing but he cannot stand to see what has been happening and is a doer so he is doing something about it. I saw a black Pastor give a speech in MO (I think) about Trump and apparently Trump went to him some time ago and the pastor said some really good things in a rousing introduction for Trump.
He said it better than I can:
Glad to have you aboard the Trump trian. Hopefully we can get Trump to an uncontested Convention.
Thank you Elad. What a great Missouri election story. You were instrumental in your state election considering Trump won by .2%. A thank you for your Missouri vote from this Californian.
He’s also probably the smartest and most talented person to ever run as President.
Without notes or script can campaign or appear for hours and he catches falsehoods and responds on the spot.
He scares the hell out of the political class employees. He proves you don’t need them.
He worries the world that we are cutting off our globs welfare.
Now when he gets in though he and I agree on mai points, I hope he expands to do more than we expected and I hope he provides a death blow to politics as usual. Especially so regarding kicking things down the road for decades.
And the other thing is...he’s never done this before!
It’s absolutely stunning!!!
Just did my ‘15 taxes.
My accountant can’t wait to pull the lever for Donald.
In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires. 19 These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.
Cutting off globl welfare...
So glad it all came together. I was where you were about 6 months ago. After seeing more through the eyes of Donald after viewing several of his rallies. Donald is the only one not going by the political books. He’s running because he loves his country. I think Cruz wants to think he’s the man to do what is needed but I honestly see him as just a paid worker and money will come before country.
Quite frankly, it was how he used the Church. There was one conflicting thing after another. Even before Cruz blamed Trump for the Bernie mob, I said to myself I cannot live with myself and vote for this man....
All I can say is that whatever level of candidate analysis you find yourself on, one thing is clear: only Trump has a chance at the nomination to get us anything near what we want. Whether it is selling us out on TPA/Corker or selling us out to Jeb/Ryan... He will sell us out.
Doesn’t hold a candle to William Jennings Bryan.
I'm guessing most men would agree.
Thanks for your thoughtfulness.
Trump is not perfect. But he’s caused more change than anybody else and he’s not even in yet.
He broke convention wisdom, to wit;
1) You have to take big money from PACs and lobbyists, etc to win
2) You have to kowtow to the media
3) You MUST have leftist ideas to appeal to minorities
Cruz, on the other hand has at least done #2 and #3 (to some extent). But he has sold out on #1, so it affected his decisions - around Fast Tracking TPP and H1-b Visas (cheap labor express)
Ted was 29 years old and fresh out if college when Roberts was selected. He had very little influence and nothing to do with his nomination.
This is an outright lie.
He liked Roberts. We all did. Until Roberts let us down.
I remember the conspiracy theories that maybe Obama might have something on him.
You can’t always tell what’s in a man’s heart you can only hope he’s true, honest and principled. David Suter was also a disappointment elected by a Republican so you never know.
To blame Cruz is dishonest in itself. Sorry you believe the lies without checking the math.
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