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It pains me to no end when Donald Trump acts in ways that turn-off potentially favorable voters



Donald Trump has to win the 2024 election for the sake of our future. So it pains me when he acts in ways that turn-off potentially favorable voters.

Instead of thanking his New Hampshire primary supporters, laying out his plans for the rest of his campaign, and re-stating his vision for the country, Donald Trump spent most of his time that night lambasting his opponent, in this case, Nikki Haley. What a waste of free air-time, and the potential loss of millions of voters in November.

On the Verge of Greatness

In my lifetime, Trump was one of our most effective presidents. Had it not been for COVID-19, he would have turned in stellar numbers for the economy, employment, and so many other areas as a result of all four of his years in office. Similar to 75 million other Trump voters in 2020, I was disappointed by the election results and by gross irregularities perpetrated by Democrats across the country.

During the time Trump has been out of office, however, I expected him to have acquired greater perspective as to what type of person should be leading the United States of America. I had hoped that he would have developed a greater sense of tact. There is no need to belittle opponents with ad hominem attacks.

Joe Biden, as the prime example, is an easy target. He is corrupt beyond belief, a 50-year leach on our republic, and mentally and physically doddering day after day. On stage during rallies and public appearances, when Trump mocks Biden, Trump is not doing himself any favors with independent voters.

Mockery Comes at Great Cost

Who actually pauses to consider why Trump needs to mock Biden and other political opponents? I belong to the National Speakers Association and began making speeches professionally decades ago. I’ve spoken to just under 1,100 groups. I can tell you that Trump’s use of mockery is to seek some cheap laughs.

Nearly all public speakers have an inborn need for approval. There’s no greater approval than when you say something humorous, everyone in the audience is on the same wavelength, and they capitulate in exactly the way that you had hoped. However, as the president of the United States, and perhaps president once again, Trump should be able to rise above seeking cheap laughs.

From the time Trump first started campaigning, to his last day in office, I would cringe at some of his remarks and tweets. I mean, why does he do so? At the 2016 G.O.P. televised debates, he referred to Senator Rubio (R-F.L.) as “little Marco.” Outrageous.

The number of people who Trump has verbally castigated is legion. He claimed that three-time Oscar winner, Meryl Streep, couldn’t act. He has referred to others as stupid, slow, and corrupt. What is the value of making such statements? For one, many are demonstrably false. Meryl Streep is the record holder for Academy Award nominations with 21. Amazingly 17 are for best actress; four are for best supporting actress, and Academy voters don’t lightly hand out such nominations.

Turnabout Doesn’t Yield the Desired Results

Granted, no matter what Trump or any other Republican does in office, the Left is continuously irked and seeks ways to diminish that person, 24-7. So, Trump’s acts and behaviors that upset the Left ought to be of a high level. Why incur wrath over low-level tweets and off-the-wall statements?

Antagonize the Left with tremendous policies, wonderful programs, and initiatives that actually help the majority of Americans. Incur hostility for something that’s worthwhile.

During these last three years, did Trump take time to reflect? He could have read a variety of opinions from those who supported him and from those who were upset about his demeanor, mockery, and mean tweets.

When Capitulation is Required

Barack Obama, the devil in disguise who personifies evil, maintained his demeanor as a figurehead. He rarely showed anger in public. When he put down others, he did it in a sophisticated way. No one should emulate Obama since he is the essence of duplicity, subterfuge, and sabotage. The face he put forward and the way in which he conducted himself, however, even if one can’t stand him, was vastly superior to Trump.

For 2024, Trump has the chops needed to put our country back on track, while often displaying infantile behavior. Most of the Republican politicians whom I favor, including Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Jim Jordan, Josh Hawley, and Tom Cotton, aren’t running for president.

We need for Donald Trump to win November and I can’t stand antics.

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GOP Primaries, for GOP Registered Voters

It is to our overwhelming advantage to ensure that only registered Republicans are able to participate



Let us resolve to keep our primary voting to those who are registered Republicans. One can make the argument that there are closet Republicans who, for fear of reprisal in the workplace, cannot join the Republican party but are, nevertheless, Republican in sentiment.

However, this is a small group. And, they are more than offset by hordes of Democrats who, if allowed into Republican primaries will do their dirty work as they have done throughout counties in North Carolina and throughout the nation.

Only Republicans

Overall, it is to our overwhelming advantage to ensure that only registered Republicans are able to participate.

As a case in point, on the national level, the RINO Nikki Haley would be out of the race if not for Democrat voters stepping over the line in coordinated effort and voting in Republican primaries. Granted, she is backed by billionaire mega-donors who fear Donald Trump. If Democrats could not vote in the GOP primaries, however, the mega-donors dollars wouldn’t be worth much.

As a result of Haley staying in the race, Donald Trump has to spend a bit more than otherwise, and deflect some of his attention away from the Democrats, the swamp, and the Marxist’s plans to destroy our country.

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Fracturing Along Fault Lines

The panoply of liberal and Leftist policies are harmful to society



Biden and company want to contort the right to vote, endlessly fund Ukraine, kowtow to Middle East terrorists, pack the Supreme Court, end the filibuster, disband the electoral college, treat January 6th protestors like insurrectionists, convict Trump on SOMETHING, appease China, and permanently make tens of millions of Americans totally dependent on government entitlements.

In recent years, the questionable lockdowns, restrictions, and mandates over COVID-19, and Democrats’ willingness to overlook street violence, enhances my view that the Left loves the idea of total authority and forevermore imposing its will on all of us.

Insanity Over the Top

The panoply of liberal or Leftist viewpoints, from no need for voter ID to restrictions on the 1st Amendment, to indoctrinating children is harmful to society.

Is it acceptable to teach children that there are more than 50 genders? Do you believe, as Leftists do that children may choose their gender? Do you think that cross-dressers ought to be reading to children at story hour? Should the sciences, mathematics, and other core academic disciplines be taught to accommodate ‘politically diverse’ points of view?

Are you okay with colleges holding separate graduation exercises and celebrations for different ethnic minorities? Martin Luther King, Jr, must be rolling over in his grave. Should entire college curricula be redesigned because most of the great works of literature throughout history have been written by white males?

Should student loans be exonerated? Should colleges establish safe spaces? Are you perturbed when conservative speakers are disrupted from speaking on campus, or are banned from campus? Curiously, can a university promise students an unbiased education when 97% of college professors’ political donations go to Democrats?

Open the Spigots!

Should Medicare be provided for all and, if so, how do you pay for it? Is late-trimester abortion acceptable? After a baby is born, is it the right of the mother and the doctor to choose whether or not that person will continue to live?

Should we have open borders, and let in anyone who wants to come here, now approaching 9 million since Biden was installed? Are illegal immigrants to be given free healthcare once they cross the border, as all Democrat presidential contenders stated on live TV in 2020? How do hordes arrive at the southern border, well-fed and hydrated, after trekking 100s or 1000s of miles, with sturdy walking shoes and cell phones? Should they be flown and bussed all over the U.S. courtesy of the Biden administration? Are sanctuary cities a good idea, and do they support the lives and aspirations of actual U.S. citizens?

When newspaper headlines scream about gun violence, is wringing your hands over the issue any solace for families in Chicago or Baltimore ghetto communities who experience gun violence on a daily basis? Do you care about the issue, or do you only get riled up when the mainstream media stokes your emotions by giving World War II coverage to carefully crafted, elevated cases?

Is calling others racist acceptable when, in your own heart, you know that you are biased at times against this group or that? Is virtue signaling an acceptable form of social participation, or should one actually take appropriate, non-violent action to address a perceived wrong? Is a comment from 30 or 40 years ago made by a celebrity — or a politician, for that matter — enough to cancel his or her career?

Goals and Tactics of Violent Groups

Are the goals and violent tactics of Antifa acceptable to you? If they’re proud of what they stand for and forthright in their actions, why do they wear ski masks? Appearing in selected cities in time to cause trouble, and leading the turmoil following the death of George Floyd, how many of them actually hold jobs?

In pursuit of protests, do any pay for their own transportation and housing costs? If they do not pay for themselves, who is paying? Most curiously, why do they often go after the most vulnerable people they can find in any gathering? Is it okay when law enforcement stands down in the face of violence committed by those on the left?

The Left embraces mass insanity and it’s getting more absurd all the time. Yet, it appears that Leftists do not understand the magnitude and ramifications of many of their political and social views. Their agenda, fully implemented, would destroy our civilization in less than a few years.
One Generation

Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men [and women] were free.”

It would be nice to reach consensus, in some way, with those on the Left, however, my sensibilities cry out and say that would be cultural and national suicide.

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