Trump and Carson and Foot in Mouth Disease

Donald Trump is a smart man. Ben Carson is a smart man also. Listening to the travesty that is radio news, and watching the wreck that is television news, I am becoming a bit concerned over several statements and patterns developing between these two men. Firstly, does Donald Trump have any filter between brain and mouth? I have written good things about Trump, and I do think he would be a great improvement over other candidates…….but holy cow, please take a moment to actually think about some of the things that come out of your mouth when dealing with a media dead-set on destroying you. I know he’s made his name saying what he thinks, but don’t make it so hard to defend you, please. The Donald actually has great plans for many of the issues we face, I just wish he would spend a tad more time talking about them. With that said, I do not feel this will be the “turning point” in the Trump campaign that both parties and all of the media have been incorrectly predicting, and desperately hoping for.

Ben Carson has impressed me as an even keeled, intelligent man who certainly is  qualified as an outsider candidate ready to shake up the establishment system. The problem is he seems to be guilty of forgetting an important rule when putting yourself out there: stay consistent. If you have been lying about something for a long time then keep lying about it…….if you’re telling the truth about something for a long time, then keep telling the truth. I say this with no judgment towards anything he has said, frankly I think most of these wannabe “gotcha” stories are bullsqueeze. In other words, stick to your story for Pete’s sake, because both parties and all of the media desperately want an excuse to destroy you.

Now to my point. I truly wish and hope that I am not seeing the Herman Cain Effect. What I mean by that is: though I think Herman is great and would have made a great President, I think he was in it to sell books and was overwhelmed and surprised by his rise to the top of the pack. Upon seeing a way out, ie: the supposed scandal over some woman or another, he bailed. No proof ever materialized, and he went on to be a bestselling author and talk radio host (news nugget!). My worry is that knowing that Trump and Carson are really smart, and know the stakes at play, they might be feeling the same pressure that Cain did. Between the Establishment weight and the gravity of how difficult it will be to claw us back from the brink that Obama has gleefully brought us, maybe they are both thinking, ” I need a way out …..”. Hopefully not.

The reason I really hope that I am getting the wrong idea is that Hillary or Bernie would be absolutely disastrous. We are on the verge of another world war, this time with nukes in play. We are deep in horrible, crushing debt. We are overrun with foreign invaders that overwhelmingly use social services, among many other concerns. Either democrat candidate would be an Obama third term…….and the first two have led us to divided, destructive disaster. The establishment republicans would be do a continuation of their strategy for the past 10 years, namely doing and saying nothing while passing legislation to expand their own power and cowering in fear of being called bigots, racists, and chauvinist.

So……..Mr. Trump, know your enemies, and remember that Carson need not be one. Mr. Carson, stop talking about things that don’t matter, like who you almost stabbed 40 years ago. I frankly would love a Trump/Carson ticket…….it would unite the two sides of opposition to what has been taking place under the rule of the Elite.

“In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.”   – Winston Churchill

 

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