What the hell are we doing?
The Republican Party currently has the best slate of candidates to seek it’s nomination since 1980!
We have conservative governors, conservative senators, a business woman, a neurosurgeon, immigrant kids, small town kids, all of whom are true believers to the conservative cause. Yet it’s Donald Trump who’s leading the Republican Presidential polls? It’s Donald Trump who is receiving such love and adoration from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Breitbart News, and Ann Coulter?
I get that Rush Limbaugh needs listeners, Sean Hannity needs viewers, Ann Coulter, needs readers, Breitbart needs web hits; but all in for Trump?
I get it too that we’re ticked off and disillusioned with Washington. Since winning control of Congress in November the Republicans haven’t done diddly squat with their new found power. Obama Care survives, Iran is getting nukes, Israel is threatened, the border is wide open, the police are under assault, and Christianity is about to become the modern version of the KKK.
We conservatives look around and no one is defending us, no one is sticking up for what we believe. We watch in disbelief as Americans are more angered about some lion in Zimbabwe than they are about Planned Parenthood murdering babies and selling the body parts!
It’s like we’re living in the” Twilight Zone.” We look to our elected leaders, Republicans in Washington like Speaker John Boehner, or Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, and we get nothing.
You turn on the TV and there is a guy, finally yelling about the border and immigration crisis, and when some jerk liberal reporter questions him, he yells back, “Sit down, shut up, you’re all done! You’re a loser!”
It’s refreshing! We hunger for someone to express our beliefs, defend our beliefs, and to not put up with the main stream liberal news media and the politically correct bullies. I, as a monthly contributor to the Scene, really appreciate Trump’s unapologetic bluntness. Every month, The Scene receives calls and emails from the “PC” crowd calling on me to be fired, threats to boycott the paper or our advertisers. These intolerant folks then put on a Che Guevara t-shirt, climb in their Prius with a COEXIST bumper sticker on it, tune into Pubic Radio, and congratulate themselves on being so open to diversity. But I digress…
Trump is perceived as combative, always telling people off. And, he’s getting away with it! But we can do much better than Donald Trump.
Trump is no conservative! He supported Hillary Clinton for president in 2008, he’s donated to the Clinton Crime Family Foundation, repeatedly said George W. Bush was the worst president ever, opposed the Iraq War, has supported socialized health care, higher taxes, defends Planned Parenthood, uses Democrat talking points to slander Scott Walker, and gives Hillary a pass on her criminal behavior with her secret computer server.
Even with that kind of past, I’m told by “Trumpiters” that he’s the true conservative, he’ll make America great again, and that Jeb Bush is the establishment’s squishy RINO.
Rush Limbaugh went so far as to say on the very highly rated “EIB Network” that, “The ideal, the perfect ticket, for the 2016 election: Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush. Now, they can figure out who’s on top of the ticket on their own, but when you compare their positions, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, on the key, important issues, they are two peas in the same pod.”
When Jeb Bush served as Florida’s Governor he was the most conservative governor in America. Bush cut taxes, balanced budgets, grew a state surplus, gave Florida Concealed-Carry, state wide school choice, and defunded Planned Parenthood. Bush was a national leader in education reform with high standards, defended Elian Gonzalez, stood up for Terri Schiavo, despises Castro’s Cuba, and won the Hispanic vote. That RINO!
If you don’t like Bush look at Scott Walker, who as Wisconsin’s Governor turned a $3.6 billion deficit into a surplus, has cut income and property taxes, all while staring down the all out assault launched by public sector unions. Walker has also delivered on Concealed-Carry, defunding Planned Parenthood, and expanding school choice.
While Bush and Walker are the two most accomplished conservatives running, some of the less conservative, but still effective Republican leaders running include, Ohio Governor John Kasich, who balanced the federal budget while serving in Congress, Carly Fiorina a successful businesswoman who ran Hewlett Packard, Chris Christie who governed a blue state, and Rick Perry who lead America’s strongest economy as Texas Governor.
We conservatives don’t have to settle for Donald Trump. Yes, he’s an entertaining blowhard, much like Ted Cruz is, but we have the chance to select a conservative with a strong record of accomplishment, a conservative who’ll have a strong chance of winning in 2016.
Let’s not blow this by selecting a chauvinist clown riding a tidal wave of disconnect. Let’s select a true conservative who’s shown they can accomplish conservative reforms and lead!
Let’s select a conservative reformer with results. Let’s select Jeb Bush or Scott Walker.
Rohn W. Bishop is a monthly contributor to the Scene. Bishop, a former Waupun City Council member, and serves as Treasurer for the Republican Party of Fond du Lac County. Contact Rohn: email@example.com Twitter: @RohnWBishop