Friday, November 20, 2015

Trump gaining momentum, and here's why

Donald Trump was supposed to be gone by now.  Back in August fellow republicans were saying that Trump was the protest candidate, and that once the summer was over they would gravitate back to a candidate who was qualified.  They said that's what happened in 2008 when John McCain ended up getting the nomination, even though he was in third place in the polls when the primaries started.

But that doesn't seem to be the case this time.  Now we are three months later, and polls are showing that Trump is now at 42% in the polls among likely republican voters.  Why is Trump doing so well?

It's that 42% of republicans, or up to 70% of republicans if you add the polling percentages of Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson, are fed up with the republican establishment.  They do not like the fact that democrats are succeeding at advancing their progressive agenda.  They are ticked off at the fact that every republican voted into office since 2008 was supposed to stop Obama from advancing his agenda, and once they were elected they decided they needed to compromise.  They did not stop the democratic agenda. In fact, they agree with him on amnesty.  When it comes to amnesty, Jeb Bush and John Kasich are democrats.  The voters are sick of this.

The voters don't like the nuclear deal.  Republicans did not stop it.  The voters don't like Obamacare. Republicans did not stop it; have not defund it.  The voters hate amnesty. Republicans are not trying to stop it.

Republican voters gave republicans majorities in 2010 and 2014, and what good did it do. Why is Obama still able to move his agenda forward?  Who is standing in the way of Democrats? Why aren't any republican policies being pushed forth? Why have no bills to defund planned parenthood or Obamacare been placed on Obama's desk? Why is our agenda not being moved forward?

Why all the bipartisanship? Why the compromising? Why don't democrats ever compromise and allow us to move our agenda forward? Why does compromise always have to mean democrats getting what they want and us getting nothing? Why does compromise always have to mean more government?

Why not impeach Obama for his constant violations of the Constitution? Why not impeach him for his illegal executive orders?

Why is it that democrats control one chamber of Congress and they succeed in stopping republican presidents move forward their agenda, but when republicans own both they can't stop democrats?

Why? Why? Why?

So here comes Trump who says he will.  Here comes Trump who says he will put an end to Obamacare, he will stop the Iran deal, and he will fix the illegal immigration problem (the invasion) by building a way, enforcing laws, and deporting them.  He says he will do it; he will get it done.

That is why Trump is doing so well in the polls.  That is why Trump is not fading.  That is why republicans will not gravitate to another republican in name only this time like McCain or Romney.  They will not gravitate toward Jeb Bush or John Kasich.  They probably won't even gravitate to Rubio, because his immigration policy is also democrat.

Republicans have sent many candidates to Washington to stop Obama, and once they get elected they are afraid.  They are afraid of being called racist.  They are afraid of being called mean spirited.  Trump is not afraid of being called mean spirited.  He says he will do it.  The voters seem to think he will.