Love him or hate him, The Donald tells it like it is. There is no question as to where he stands on an issue of the day, although if you go back in his history, he is much like Obama: his position on things 'evolve.'
He has given gobs of money to the campaigns of Harry Reid (D-Nv), Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca), and other prominent liberals. "That's the way you get things done," he says.
And he's right. That is indeed the way you get things done, for better or for worse.
"Mexico is not sending us its best people" declares Trump. Right again. Do you think all of the top notch Mexican doctors, lawyers and architects are flocking across the border? Not a chance in hell. They have it good south of the border, and would have absolutely no reason to move up here to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Too cold.
Now, are the poorest of the poor, the criminal gangs and the scum of Mexican society flowing across our southern borders? You betcha, to use a phrase near and dear to Sarah Palin's heart. "Many of them are murderers and rapists," says Trump. True again. Not even arguable.
Who can really argue with what The Donald is spouting? Well, liberals will of course argue with even a fire hydrant, but the Donald speaks the truth. For better or for worse.
Now he's claiming that Sen. John McCain (R - kinda sorta - AZ) is not a hero. "He's not a hero. He was captured. I like people who didn't get captured." Kind of rough on ol' John, but his opinion has merit. Is everyone who serves in the armed forces a hero? If so, then the word hero has no meaning anymore. Just like the days when only special forces and Green Berets wore berets. They were elite fighting men. Now everybody in uniform wears a beret (such as PFC Bradley Manning), it's issued to every raw, wet-behind-the-ears recruit in basic training. The beret no longer has any significance to its bearer.
It used to be that the term hero in the military sense would really only apply to Audi Murphy and his ilk. You know, the bravest of the brave, such as Sgt York in WWII, the guys who stood on the top of burning tanks and mowed down the enemy with machine guns while his buddies re-established fighting positions, despite the high probability of dying in the process. Now does the term 'hero' apply to everybody who served in the military, but did not really accomplish anything extraordinary, and at times even made mistakes? Such as John McCain? He obviously did something wrong to end up in North Vietnamese's infamous "Hanoi Hilton." Not that he didn't serve with honor, but "hero?" I have always chafed at that term as it related to John McCain as well.
Donald Trump may be a bit too outspoken from time to time. But I prefer his candor to the out and out garbage and lies that the current administration issues as press releases ('If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.')
We'll see if The Donald can take the arrows during the upcoming campaign.
So far, he can.
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