Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Don’t look now, but Donald Trump is in the GOP presidential race. And he’s no joke. In the latest poll he’s in second place in New Hampshire. So there’s no avoiding the 10-ton guerrilla in the room. Let’s discuss “The Donald.”
I know. I know. “Trump is flawed,” the critics say. “He is a clown.” “He is a buffoon.” “He’s divorced — twice.” “He has business bankruptcies.” Yes, all true. And Ronald Reagan was a failed B-movie actor who played second fiddle to a chimp. Heck, Reagan had a failed Vegas lounge act that closed in a week. Reagan was rejected by United Artists executives to play the part of a president. Two years later, he was governor of California. Then he went onto become the man polls show is regarded as our greatest modern president. Could Trump be “Reagan — Part Duex?”
Yes, Trump is flawed. But, ironically, he may be the perfect candidate at the perfect time. Why? Because he says whatever is on his mind. He has no filters. He doesn’t care about political correctness. He doesn’t answer to anyone: not donors, not handlers, not consultants, not pollsters and — God bless him — not the media. Trump is his own man. Trump says whatever he wants because he is worth $9 billion.
The Donald doesn’t need any donations. He doesn’t need the support of fat-cat donors or multinational corporations like the other GOP candidates. He doesn’t need scandalous donations (aka bribes) from foreign governments like Hillary Clinton. Hillary is greedy. We know she thinks of herself as broke. Her hubby Bill says he’s still worried about “paying the bills.” Desperate people do desperate things. But Trump has $9 billion dollars. He never has to do desperate things. He has 9 billion reasons to say whatever he wants — and let the chips fall where they may.
Trump is free to become Bullworth
Remember that 1998 movie starring Warren Beatty as U.S. Sen. Bullworth? He didn’t give a damn what people thought anymore, so he said whatever he wanted. He told the truth and let the chips fall where they may. Bullworth stood at the pulpit of a black church and told black voters that the Democratic Party and their politicians claim to want to help you, make all kinds of promises, but they are all lying to get your vote. Then after the election, they’re nowhere to be found. They never keep those promises. Why? “Because you don’t donate enough money,” Bullworth admitted. “What’s the proof?” Bullworth asked. “Half your kids are unemployed; the other half are in prison.” The truth hasn’t changed since 1998.
Bullworth dared to tell the truth. And the people loved it! Not only was Bullworth re-elected, he became an instant media sensation and the shocking favorite of voters for president. Honesty is that refreshing. Can real-life imitate art? We are about to find out.
Trump is the real-life Bullworth. When voters listen to the raw truth of Trump next to the “mainstream, establishment candidates” who tell lie after lie to get elected, The Donald will shine by comparison. Suddenly, it will all become clear: The lies and BS aren’t working. The other candidates are scamming you, bribing you, placating you. It’s time for someone willing to tell it like it is. It’s time for a real-life Bullworth.
Maybe, just maybe, Trump will admit out loud the damage Barack Obama has done to our economy with his socialist policies. It’s time for a politician to ask what socialism did for Greece, or Spain, or Italy, or France, or miserable Cuba, or Venezuela with food and toilet paper shortages? And what have more than 50 straight years of Democratic leadership done for bankrupt, crime-ridden hellholes like Detroit, Chicago or Baltimore? I’m betting Trump is the guy willing to tell the truth.
Maybe he’ll admit there is no recovery. It’s all a lie, a mirage. The numbers are gamed. It’s all created with fake money printing by the Fed, artificially low interest rates and half the country being propped up by government checks.
We already know The Donald will dare to tell the raw truth about the border and illegal immigration. He did it in his presidential announcement speech. He said what no other Republican has the chutzpah to say: The border is wide open; and the illegals flowing across will destroy middle-class jobs and drown our nation under a tsunami of welfare, food stamps, free healthcare and the costs for cops, courts and prison. He actually said many of these illegals are not nice people; they are criminals being dumped on us by their own governments. We’re so dumb we accept them. Trump finally admitted the worst-kept secret in American politics: Illegal immigration is bad for the economy and the country.
Maybe he’ll also admit that our open border will soon lead to a terrible terrorist attack. Maybe he’ll ask out loud: “What kind of president would purposely leave the border open?”
Maybe he’ll admit the taxes aren’t “historically low,” as Obama claims. The taxes are, in fact, “too damn high.” High taxes are killing entrepreneurship and jobs. If billion-dollar corporations are so damaged by the 35 percent corporate tax rate that they are forced to escape America with “inversions,” then why isn’t any politician admitting the 43.8 percent top individual tax rate is damaging taxpayers and killing even more jobs? Maybe the average taxpayer needs an inversion, too! I’m betting Trump is the guy to say it.
Maybe he’ll admit public schools are failing and dumbing-down our children. Your kids are not learning. They are not prepared to compete in the global marketplace. And the problem isn’t money. We already spend too much on education. The problem is teachers unions and bad teachers who can’t be fired.
Maybe he’ll admit we have too many government employees and they are paid way too much. Their obscene pensions are bankrupting cities, counties, states and our entire federal government. Those pensions can never be paid in full. Someone needs to admit that. I’m betting Trump will be that guy.
Maybe he’ll admit there are no quality jobs because of thousands of pages of new regulations, and Obamacare’s 2.1 million words of regulations, and insane EPA mandates, and thousands of more “climate change” regulations coming down the pike.
Trump has already bravely pointed out that black unemployment is twice as high as white unemployment, thereby proving Obama has been a terrible president for the same black Americans he claims to support.
Maybe Trump will point out we have absolutely no plan to stop ISIS and that it is winning.
Maybe Trump will point out that Obama’s policies are bad for Israel and that Jewish voters are crazy to support Obama.
Maybe, just maybe, America is ready to hear the truth. And Trump is just the man to tell it like it is.
Will Trump win the presidency? The jury is still out. But he will be a breath of fresh air. He will wake the voters up. A real-life Bullworth has arrived. Trump will certainly make the 2016 race for president fun. I can’t wait.
I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.