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What Conservative, Evangelical, and Patriotic Americans Should Know about Donald Trump but Are Afraid to Ask

By Jerry A. Kane

The American public has been made privy to Donald Trump’s life throughout his adult hood. The media focus on Trump has been so pervasive it’s left behind a trail of headlines and feature stories that provides ample evidence he is unfit to be President of the United States. For those conservative, evangelical, and patriotic Americans who want to know the truth about Trump because they care about the survival of this Constitutional Republic, I’ve compiled a rather lengthy list of articles, commentaries, and videos for your perusal.

Although the list is large, it is by no means exhaustive. The news and feature articles are not gossip or rumor-based, Roger-Stone-fed National Enquirer hit pieces; they are based on facts and actual interviews conducted with the mogul himself and are posted online at newspaper and magazine websites.

Most conservative, evangelical, and patriotic Americans are not authoritarians or fascists, but the same could have been said about most conservative, evangelical, and patriotic Germans who lived in 1920s and 1930s Germany. And they ended up supporting Hitler and the Nazi Party because the Nazis promoted a religious, political, and national vision that they found appealing and agreeable.

Trump is a master showman and a marketing guru. Manipulation is what he does, and he sees nothing morally wrong in being dishonest and deceitful to promote himself.

“The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people’s fantasies. … I call it truthful hyperbole. It’s an innocent form of exaggeration — and a very effective form of promotion.”—Donald Trump, The Art of the Deal

Trump followers see him as a political outsider, a larger-than-life messiah and superman standing for truth, justice, and the American dream. They believe he will overturn the tables of the moneychangers to “make America great again” and bring an end to the political corruption and cronyism in government.

The problem is Trump has been (until he decided to run for president last year) a crony capitalist, left-leaning Democrat with New York values who has endorsed and funded corrupt politicians and has used the corrupt political system to amass wealth and build an empire. The truth is Trump doesn’t have any conservative bonafides, and what’s worse he’s a congenital liar. Why any conservative, evangelical, or patriotic American would believe anything he says is mystifying.

Yet Trump has followers who are more than willing to proclaim his propaganda and repeat his lies and allegations with zero evidence any of them are true. His followers parrot his empty slogans and fascist ideas without question or second thought, and they zealously attack his critics as mortal enemies who must be destroyed.

Any conservative, evangelical, or patriot who musters the nerve to tell the truth about Trump is immediately branded a traitor to the cause and marked for verbal abuse on social networking and media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Trump has made it dangerous for conservative, evangelical, and tea party Republicans to criticize him. It matters little who they are or what they have actually done over the years to further constitutional principles or the conservative agenda. They must bow and kiss the Donald’s ring or suffer the stones and arrows of personal attacks from the slings and quivers of his followers and paid henchmen. The upshot is Donald Trump’s masquerade as a conservative Republican has succeeded in damn-near destroying the GOP’s conservative base.

For conservative, evangelical, and tea party Republicans to bow and scrape before a man who changes political parties as often as Hugh Heffner does girlfriends would be laughable on it’s face were it not so mystifying and heart wrenching. Why they would promote a man who proudly identifies himself with leftist New York values is nothing short of Churchillian, a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. The survival of this Republic rests on the faint hope that these conservative, evangelical, and tea party Republicans are merely ignorant and not willfully so. 

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”—Abraham Lincoln


ARTICLES AND COMMENTARIES


After The Gold Rush Marie Brenner reports on how the Trumps are still going for it all.

Donald Trump Really Doesn’t Want Me to Tell You This, But … I spent a long, awkward weekend with Donald Trump in November 1996, an experience I feel confident neither of us would like to repeat.—Mark Bowden

7 Takeaways from Vanity Fair’s 1990 Profile of Donald Trump Marie Brenner’s investigation of Trump reveals he hasn’t changed much in 25 years.

Military Strategist Explains Why Donald Trump Leads—And How He Will Fail Air Force fighter pilot John Boyd’s theory about confounding opponents with a constantly shifting battlefield applies to Donald Trump and all GOP aspirants.

2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Trump position on Gun Control

  • Trump believes that assault weapons should be banned, “who needs them except criminals and police?”
  • Trump wants a longer waiting period for hand guns, rifles and shotguns. We should be able to tell within 72 hours if a person has a record or mental issues that would prohibit ownership

Trump’s Fake 2000 Campaign: Gun Bans, Single-Payer Health Care, And Taxes Trump’s positions on issue when he considered running for president in 2000 as a member of the Reform Party did not match the current Republican line.

Trump: I’ve always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi and was close to Chuck Schumer in many ways Trump’s success is like a flashing road sign, “Republicans don’t actually care about most of the things they claim to care about.”

The #NeverTrumps – The REAL Anger in the GOP The author of the commentary explains his support for Ted Cruz and why he’ll never vote for Trump.

Yes, the Alt-Right Are Just a Bunch of Racists The commentary explains why the alternative right is racist and anything but right-wing.

Trump On Abraham Lincoln: Arrgghh The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward asked Donald Trump, “why did Lincoln succeed?” Trump knows nothing about the Constitution; it’s doubtful he could pass an 8th grade civics test.

Everything Awful About Donald Trump’s Campaign In One Tweet Trump’s younger son, Eric Trump, responded to presidential contender Ted Cruz’s trip to the Bronx.

Trump Admits Contents of Secret NY Times Immigration Tape: Amnesty Is ‘Negotiable’ Conservative critics of Donald Trump have long warned that Trump’s position on the issue is slippery, muddled and vague despite his blunt talk of building a wall and deporting millions. The Stream reported this week on the latest development: the secret, off-the-record portion of Trump’s behind-closed-doors meeting with the editorial board of the pro-amnesty New York Times.

Donald Trump Says He Favors Big Tariffs on Chinese Exports Trump told The New York Times he would put a massive 45% tariff on Chinese exports to the US and would propse new tariffs on Mexican imports.

Trump Vows “Forward Motion” On Gay “Equality While speaking with Bay Windows publisher Sue O’Connell Friday, Donald Trump spoke about his wishes to unite the country on gay and lesbian issues and promises “forward motion” on gay rights if elected president.

So … You’re a Christian and Voting for Trump? Why in the world any Christian vote for Donald Trump? Those voting for Trump either don’t know the facts or they are flat out ignoring them.

Pieper and Henderson: 10 reasons you can’t be a Christian & vote for Donald Trump A Christian who supports Trump either does not understand him and his positions, or supports him in spite of Christian convictions.

Kenneth Copeland Lays Hands and Prays Over Donald Trump Paula White set up an invitation-only meeting between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and evangelical pastors, and plenty of Pentecostals were there to lay hands on the billionaire, make declarations over his life and pray.

Donald Trump: The Least Charitable Billionaire In The World Although Donald Trump has described himself as an “ardent philanthropist,” he ranks among the least charitable billionaires in the world.

Trump Gave $50k to McConnell to Defeat Tea Partier Bevin Part of Mitch McConnell’s victory was predicated on outside funding.At least $50,000 of it came from Donald Trump.

Donald Trump comes out swinging for Mitch McConnell, after Senate veteran says opponent Matt Bevin lied on his resume McConnell got some help from Trump in his attacks on Senate Tea Party candidate Matt Bevin

101 Of Trump’s Greatest Lies Donald Trump dubbed Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Lyin’ Ted when it became clear that Cruz was a serious rival for his nomination; he called Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) an “even bigger liar” than Cruz. He dubbed Dr. Ben Carson a “pathological liar” and said former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s lies were almost as bad as Cruz’s. Trump has termed virtually every mildly adversarial media member a liar, too. But there’s only one truly massive liar in this race: Donald Trump.

The ‘King of Whoppers’: Donald Trump Trump stands out not only for the sheer number of his factually false claims, but also for his brazen refusals to admit error when proven wrong.

Donald Trump Keeps Saying His Campaign Is Self-Funded. But That Is Just Not True Recent quarterly Federal Election Committee filings from Trump’s campaign shows the candidate funded just $100,780, whereas donors have given over $3.8 million to his candidacy. Furthermore, it shows that the candidate has previously loaned, rather than donated, an additional $1.8 million.

Trump’s Delegate Problems Don’t Say Much About His Leadership Skills Cruz’s ability to outmaneuver Trump in Colorado doesn’t have anything to do with fairness. But it does suggest something about Trump’s temperament and his skills as a leader.

Trump and Drudge Are Lying to You About Colorado Delegates One of the critical differences between the left and the right in this nation is our conception of how Constitutional governance is supposed to work. Our nation was set up with a series of anti-democratic measures designed specifically to prevent the hot temper of the electorate from overwhelming the various protections written into the framework of the government. Not once in the founding documents does the word “democracy” appear — we are a Republic with some democratic institutions.

Donald Trump’s hit-squad spews death threats at Colorado GOP chair and Indiana delegates Colorado GOP Chair Steve House posted on his Facebook page that he has received over 3,000 calls to his home, some of which were death threats. Trump supporters evidently blame House, not Colorado law, for running a caucus instead of a primary and have posted House’s personal information online.

Trump’s Twitter Followed by Millions of Inactive or Fake Accounts Of Donald Trump’s 7.51 million Twitter followers, only 2.2 million were found to be legitimate active accounts.

Donald Trump: The Soros Connection Trump has a history of dealings with one of the solar system’s premier diabolical masterminds in George Soros

Big names back Trump tower: Soros, Deutsche Bank said to be in on 90-story building Donald Trump has lined up three New York hedge funds, including money from billionaire George Soros, to invest $160 million in his Chicago skyscraper

A Brief History Of Donald Trump Being Insecure About His Tiny Hands Donald Trump’s hands have been the subject of scrutiny since the 1980s, when Spy magazine, founded by Graydon Carter, started calling him “the short-fingered vulgarian,” apparently annoying Trump.

Donald Trump Won’t Stop Joking About Banging His Daughter “Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father”

If This Awkward Family Photo Doesn’t Convince You Donald Trump Wants To Bang His Daughter, Nothing Will I’ll take ‘Photos I never wanted to see’ for one thousand, Alex.

The weird way Donald Trump talked about then-infant daughter Tiffany’s future breasts

‘Donald, what does Tiffany have of yours, and what does Tiffany have of Marla’s?’ Robin Leach asked.

‘Well, I think that she’s got a lot of Marla,’ Trump said. ‘She’s a really beautiful baby, and she’s got Marla’s legs.’

Then Trump motions to his chest and adds, ‘We don’t know whether she’s got this part yet, but time will tell.’


VIDEOS


Donald Trump –A Different Kind of Donald Trump Story

A must-see documentary that Donald Trump doesn’t want you to see


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Donald Trump (HBO)

Donald Trump can seem appealing until you take a closer look.


Pamela Geller Schools Donald Trump On Freedom of Speech

Trump doesn’t understand freedom of speech, but Geller does.


Donald Trump Slams Pam Geller and Muhammad Cartoon Contest: ‘It is Stupid’

Trump calls Pam Geller ‘Stupid’ for holding a draw Muhammad Cartoon Contest that sparked a terror attack.


RWW News: Trump: Open Up Libel Laws To Sue Journalists

At a rally in Texas, Donald Trump said he wants to sue journalists for writing hit pieces about him.


REPORT: Trump Will Reign in the Press With Libel Laws

Despite the possibility of damaging the freedom of the press and undermining essential first amendment rights, Donald Trump said that he would be changing libel laws significantly as president.


No More Deals.

It’s Donald Trump and his cronies in government working together.


The Trump Tapes: Vol. 1

Donald Trump praises leftist Democrats


Alan Keyes: Only the Ignorant & Uninformed Buy Into Trump, He’s A Leftist Democrat

The former US Ambassador to the UN and three-time GOP presidential candidate gives his take on Donald Trump and Trump supporters.


CBS Investigation: Trump Network Scammed Vulnerable People during the Recession

CBS looks into The Trump Network, a multi-level marketing operation focused on nutritional supplements.


Is Trump University a fraud?

Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Trump University. CNN’s Drew Griffin takes an in-depth look into the lawsuits and what students claimed happened.


TRUMP: “I’m very capable of changing to anything I want to change to

Greta Van Susteren asked Donald Trump about his use of bad language on the campaign trail


Paula White, Kenneth Copeland and Others Lay Hands On, Pray for Donald Trump

Pentecostal televangelists and others lay hands on and pray for Donald Trump at the Trump Towers.


Donald Trump’s awkward sex comment toward daughter

Donald Trump played the Fave Five game with daughter Ivanka on the “Wendy William” program and in true Trump fashion, had a totally inappropriate answer.

 

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What Lurks over the Horizon?
By Jerry A. Kane

America stands poised at the edge of a precipice; her next step could send her plummeting headlong to an untimely death. Yet, to even suggest such a possibility opens the door to charges of alarmism or hyperbolic fear-mongering. The chattering classes preach that a dictatorship can’t happen here; America will survive even with one-party rule and a radical socialist in the White House. The radio talk-show host, whose persistent pipes of “Let not your heart be troubled,” has done little to allay my fears for what is likely to happen to my country if the Democrats gain a super majority in Congress and Barack Obama wins the presidency.

It seems that conservative and libertarian pundits and commentators have not connected the dots to see the picture that I see, for they would be sounding the alarm and warning Americans of the radicalism that is about to bring down their nation. Then again, perhaps some have captured the image through their rose-colored glasses but are so attached to their celebrity status that they dare not point it out for fear of being ostracized and labeled a “kook” by their more “sensible” colleagues.

Call me a kook and detest me, but name-calling and rejection will not stop this watchman from warning our fence-sitting Americans of what lurks over the horizon. Facts are stubborn things; they are not opinions subject to debate, and for that reason, two plus two always equal four, not five, contrary to the slogans in Stalin’s Soviet Union or the announcements from the Party of Big Brother in George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell’s protagonist, Winston Smith, who works in the media and creates the Party’s deceptive propaganda, doesn’t know for sure if two plus two equal five, as the Party claims, “If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable—what then?”

Here we stand a divided country on the brink of entering a nightmare world, unprecedented in American politics, with an undecided electorate who are unsure for whom they will vote in this election. They see Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, six of one, half-dozen of the other, without a dime’s difference between them. Like Winston Smith, they don’t know if two plus two equal four or two and two make five.

Unlike Smith, our undecideds don’t live in an Orwellian society under a totalitarian government, at least not yet, so why don’t they know a radical socialist when they see one? Perhaps they can’t distinguish a radical socialist from a moderate conservative because they have absorbed so much conflicting information from the media making it impossible to sort out.

Conservative pundits and commentators have made a critical error in judgment by depicting Obama as the most liberal member of the Senate. Obama is anything but liberal; he is a radical socialist ideologue whose worldview and personality traits align him more with the revolutionary demagogues Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez than they do George McGovern and Jimmy Carter. This is why Castro writes in a column that Obama is “the most progressive candidate for the U.S. presidency.”

Add the word progressive to the word Democrat and you get activists demanding a socialist agenda; i.e., massive income redistribution from corporations and the wealthy to low income workers and the poor; massive reductions in military spending; an increase in social welfare spending; universal healthcare; living wage laws; the right of all workers to organize into labor unions and to engage in strikes and collective bargaining; the abolition of significant portions of the Patriot Act; the legalization of gay marriage; strict campaign finance reform laws; a complete pullout from the war in Iraq; a crackdown on free trade and corporate welfare; and the Freedom of Choice Act, which would cancel every state, federal, and local regulation on abortion, abolish all state restrictions on government funding for abortions, and if Obama is elected, use income taxes to fund abortions.

In other words, you get the issues and causes championed by both the House Progressive Caucus (HPC), which is now the single largest partisan caucus in the United States House of Representatives, and the country’s most radical socialist presidential candidate. HPC, a group made up of the most radical social democrats in Congress, is involved in symbiotic relationship with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which is the largest socialist organization in the United States.is the principal affiliate of the Socialist International, which claims to be the successor to Karl Marx’s “First International,” founded in London in 1864.

During his commencement address at Harvard, Solzhenitsyn said, “socialism of any type and shade leads to a total destruction of the human spirit and to a leveling of mankind into death.” Eric Hoffer correctly analyzed that socialist movements attract the misfits who are dissatisfied with themselves and their lives, who blame their own condition on outside forces, and think that a change in the world around them will suddenly transform their identities and magically cure their problems. The people caught up in socialist movements are searching for meaning in their lives; therefore, they often hate the present and passionately seek a perfect tomorrow.

Hoffer understood that America had a vigorous and healthy society because of the quality of its common people. Until recently, most Americans have been comfortable in their own skin and satisfied with their own lives, which explains why they have not been mesmerized by socialist movements such as Nazism, fascism, and communism. But now, far too many Americans are mesmerized by Obama’s words and image, not for what he’s accomplished, but for what they hope he will become.

Never before has a politician had such a captivating effect on so many Americans. Such a grandiose claim “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for” by the charismatic leader of change about himself and the ruling clique of radical socialists in Congress is reason enough to give pause. Mark Levin says his greatest concern is whether the majority of voters will prove “susceptible to the appeal of a charismatic demagogue.”

It’s regrettable when any nation’s people surrender their hearts and minds over to a despot; but when the electorate of the freest people in the greatest nation on earth do it, “[t]his prospect frightens me much more than bombs.” What happened in Germany with Hitler, happened again in Cuba with Castro, and can happen here in the United States with Obama. It was the ordinary people who carried out the leader’s heinous crimes and murders believing in the glorious tomorrow promised them. “Of all tyrannies,” writes C.S. Lewis, “a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.”

The Germans had enormous war debts and a terrible economy, so they believed the charismatic leader who personified hope and went on to elect the National Socialist Workers Party (Nazis) that promised change. The Cubans also supported a young, charismatic leader who promised change, and they openly embraced his idea without asking what kind of change or knowing the price they would have to pay. The upshot for our undecided electorate to ponder is that freedom is not free and “is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

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