BILL O’REILLY “WHAT YOU WANNA KNOW ABOUT TRUMP”
Watching Bill O’Reilly “Talking Points Memo” Friday night, I wanted to responded to his “What you want to know about Hillary” segment, due to his bending over backwards to not appear critical or analytical. That Blog Entry can be found at this link: “Hillary: It Makes all the Difference in the World”
As a “fair” bookend I wanted to respond to his “What do you want to know about Trump” section. As almost expected, this section was more loose in its reporting by the mere fact Trump is more open about his thoughts, feelings, sensibilities. Hillary by contract is more close, secretive, and selective about what she shares – to a manufactured fault. Otherwise she would expose her “true” self before its time (before the election)
So here are the Trump questions:
[QUESTION #1] “WILL TRUMP PLACE HIS FINANCIAL INTEREST IN TRUST IF HE IS ELECTED?”
[Summarized Response from B.O’r] June Trump said he would put them in a blind trust. But he did say the business would be run by his kids”
I must admit this doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. As originally founded the office of President, Congress, was to mostly be a secondary position to their primary: the business or job that paid the bills up to that point.
In our day of the professional politician, this may play a role, but it is my sneaking suspicion this type of rule is in place to protect the Elite Establishment class from having their power overruled by a powerfully wealthy outsider.
[QUESTION #2] “IF ELECTED PRESIDENT WILL TRUMP ORDER THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO HILLARY’S EMAILS BE REOPENED?”
[Summarized Response from B.O’r] Trump has said he’d think about it – its a possibility.”
I hate to sound blase’ or plagiarizing, but “What does it matter at this point?” (Quoting my last blog, which was quoting Hillary Clinton.) The damage has been done:
- The FBI is shown to be corrupt – with the Director taking the fall in a political game (I suppose more on that another time.)
- We are shown no longer to be governed by our peers, but rather a Bourgeoisie Elite made of longtime politicians, probably some media personalities, and powerful business people who have snuggled up to government to protect from market downturns and harmful regulations:
- Boeing Wanted to sell airplanes to Iran (implicates other companies also stood to benefit)
Prosecuting her at this point would just put this country in a turmoil it wishes not to have. The Clinton’s only care about one person (themselves,) and that is to the exclusion of each other as well.
[QUESTION #3] “WILL TRUMP ENFORCE FEDERAL LAWS AGAINST MARIJUANA AND OVERRIDE WHAT SOME STATES ARE DOING?”
[Summarized Response from B.O’r] Trumpwould more likely leave the Pot situation to the states.”
This is a states rights issues. Feds stay out. The Feds have gotten too heavily involved in telling the states what to do the last 50-60 years. We are a Republic, not an outright democracy. Power is derived from the states but the Feds have usurped this and every is just okay with it – unless of course the states are legalizing drug use or perversion. The Feds applaud that … and then pass laws forcing other states to emulate the “model” of the leading states (Like Drug usage.)
[QUESTION #4] “HOW DOES TRUMP JUSTIFY HAVING SOME OF THE CLOTHING HE SELLS MADE OVERSEAS?”
[Summarized Response from B.O’r] Trump addressed that in June on CNN – the cost of goods is lower, a standard business decision.”
I like Bill’s response: standard business decision. Lower costs is key.
[QUESTION #5] “WHAT IS TRUMP’S POSITION ON SOCIAL SECURITY?”
[Summarized Response from B.O’r] Trump said on a number of occasions he WOULD NOT touch SSI, not even to reform it”
Every election cycle it is normally raised by Democrats those E-e-e-e-vil Republicans want to take away their Social Security, to scare seniors who depend on it. Donald brings a great many other controversies upon himself. Dealing with the fake war on Social Security is good not to have.
At this point in our history, the only thing to do with Social Security is to strengthen it (pour more money into it) while making behind the scenes structural changes to make it more solvent.
[QUESTION #6] “WHAT IS TRUMP’S POSITION ON TERM LIMITS FOR CONGRESS?”
[Summarized Response from B.O’r] Vague – no firm position. Opinion, he doesn’t care about it.”
Really, is term limits for Congress even a thing that could pass. Not with the Elite Establishment in control of congress. This falls under the same category of Trump having to put all his assets in a Trust just for becoming president.
[QUESTION #7 “WHAT IS THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUMP AND THE IRAQ WAR?”
[Summarized Response from B.O’r] Trump didn’t start openly critizing the war starting in September 2003. Before with Tepid support (to Howard Stern on Radio) he was never a big fan of the war”
I listen to John MacArthur’s podcast of “Grace To you” GTY.org. His Friday 9/12/2016 show was impactful to me, and spoke to this very issue: When the peace is broken, a Government, whose job is to punish evil doers and protect those doing good, must go to war until peace is restored.
For a whole host of reasons, including the above, I believe the Iraq War, to have been a just war in which God himself drew us into it to repay the evil of Sadaam Hussein back on his own head. (Conjecture I know, but consider God whistling for Babylon to come destroy Jerusalem in the BC era.)
[QUESTION #8] “IS TRUMP USING MONEY FROM THE RNC? HOW MUCH OF HIS OWN MONEY HAS HE SPENT ON THE CAMPAIGN?”
[Summarized Response from B.O’r] Campaign says he spent about $60 million of his own money. By the end of July the Campaign has raised about $128 Million”
Seriously, just because someone has a ton of money, I do not behoove them the right to raise money to campaign for public office. All the other candidates are allowed to raise money for campaigning regardless of background or financial status. A wealthy person has every right to try to preserve as much of his hard earned money as he deems fit hopefully to the honor of God. Our freedom is a tricky thing. Some people do not like us to exercise that freedom if it conflicts with their convictions.
Trump is a brash man, but he is what I would deem honest. His honesty and outspokenness is a breath of fresh air in this age of Political Correctness. It is what has both attracted people to him as well as repelled others. I personally thought the attacks on Ted Cruz’s wife and Father in the primary were underhanded, but as Rush Limbaugh said during this whole process: This isn’t a kiddy Game, they’re not out there playing bean-bag. They are playing for keeps.
Trump proclaims he is a winner. It is apparent he will do what it takes to win at all costs. He is a perfect match for Hillary who has the same mindset. Other Republic candidates like Mitt Romney, John McCain, or Bob Dole would’ve taken the “High Road” – and would have gotten their butts handed to them in a massive loss this year (2016.) Trump is willing to match the Democrats blow for blow, not letting a bad narrative about himself stand. In this year, that is what is needed to keep HIllary Clinton out of the White house.