We May All Become Trumpsters Soon

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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He may be loud, brash and boorish at times, but if Donald Trump can achieve even a fraction of what he is claiming to wish to accomplish early in his presidency, he will become as popular as Ronald Reagan.

Yes, I realize this is a bit of a stretch, considering it’s still a few months before his first day. It’s like saying that after only eight games, the new Dallas Cowboys Quarterback, Dak Prescott, could become the next Tom Brady. It’s a huge stretch to place either of the former names in the same category of the latter, but anything is possible.

Okay, you may be saying – what’s with the newly discovered love for the The Donald? Is he not the same guy that I could not support and just recently decided to vote for? Well…yes and no.

Yes – I didn’t care for the campaign he ran, which was short on policy and long on garishness. I’ll admit it worked, but I still didn’t care for it. But recently Trump released his first 100 day plan, along with his “first day in office” plan, causing me to change my view.

To me, this is not the same guy, which may have been his plan all along. Like an actor, he may have the public Trump persona and the private policy wonk side that he purposely kept tucked away. It’s beginning to appear this way. read more

A Vote for Trump

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes – and ships and sealing-wax – Of cabbages–and kings – And why the sea is boiling hot – And whether pigs have wings.” (Lewis Carroll)

I’d like to announce that indeed, in 2016, pigs do have wings and can fly. I know this must be so, because I told someone months ago that I would only vote for Donald J. Trump, when pigs fly.

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at approximately 0700 EST, the Common Constitutionalist will enter my local polling facility, on the back of a flying pig, and cast my vote for the Trumpster.

To my regular readers and listeners, this will come as a surprise, as I have said repeatedly, that I will no longer vote for someone just to vote against the other candidate – even if the other candidate is the most corrupt individual ever to seek high office – bar none.

Many have said that our choice was a binary one and that I/we must choose the lesser of two evils. Fine, I would reply – but the lesser of two is still evil. There is always a third option and that is none of the above. If Trump wanted my vote he would have to earn it – give me a reason to vote FOR him, other than he is not Hillary. He had not done that. read more