Americans are Starved for Straight Talk and Honesty

Richard Viguerie today pointed out an important truth that many people have missed concerning Donald Trump’s recent rise to popularity.

From Conservative HQ:

And in the same way, the rise of Donald Trump as a contender for the Republican nomination is not about Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.

It’s about the failures of the Republican establishment, especially the GOP’s Capitol Hill leadership, to do what they promised to do and fight Obama’s policies with all the tools the Constitution gives them.

Donald Trump Laconia Rally, Laconia, NH by Michael Vadon July 16 2015

Donald Trump Laconia Rally, Laconia, NH by Michael Vadon July 16 2015

And Viguerie goes on to outline multiple betrayals by the “Republicans” in Washington.

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The American people are starving for a hero, someone who has the guts to say the truth that has become “politically incorrect” to utter in the light of day, these days.  The American people are yearning and practically screaming for someone in the limelight who won’t pretend that illegal immigration isn’t illegal, who won’t pretend that making limp-wristed nuclear deals with a bloodthirsty regime isn’t insane, who will admit these things and expose what passes for Republican leadership as the ****less wonders they are.

I’ve gone round and round and round with RINOs for several years now, and frankly I just don’t get the head-up-posterior stupidity of these people!  Do they really think anyone worth having on your side is going to be impressed and inspired by a “leader” who is afraid of their own shadow, a “leader” who wrings their hands at even the thought of straight-talk, a “leader” who must poll-test every statement before even thinking of carving out a position?

You don’t have to look very far in life to realize what complete asininity such a milquetoast mindset is. What kind of stories and movies inspire people?

What would you think of a movie like this?

You have the typical plot device where there is an evil person or group in a town that is lying to and lying about people, maligning revered heroes of the town, running roughshod over the rule of law, threatening and intimidating people, destroying businesses and homes, corrupting the young people of the town, and so forth.

The hero of the movie?

When he’s with the people who look to him for leadership, he really condemns the bad guy thugs of the town. He knows all the bad things they’re doing, tells the people who are looking to him for leadership that these things are wrong and that, by golly, someone needs to stop them.

However, when the hero sees the bad guys ignoring the law, undermining businesses on main street, corrupting youth, and the like, all he does is continue to say, “That’s bad.” He never lifts a finger to stop the bad guys, even though he has a knife, club and gun on his belt. Usually, when the bad guys yell at him for having spoken out against them, the hero runs and hides. When the hero is at social engagements held by the elites of the town who like the bad guys, the hero often talks about how the common people of the town who don’t like the bad guys are just a bunch of rubes, wacko-birds, and are an embarrassment to him.

Do you think that movie would be a blockbuster hit at the box office? That has all the makings of the kind of story people can really get behind and cheer, right? A hero who doesn’t use the tools he has, and when threatened by the bad guys, comes back with, “Don’t hurt me!”? Is that the kind of movie that gets people excited?

Or is the kind of hero that gets people engaged one who follows through on what they say? A person of action and not just words? One who’s deeds match their rhetoric?

What a pathetic pity the “Republicans” who constitute “leadership” in Washington and many of our state governments are the “hide under a bush” kind of “hero” described in the movie above, and not the kind who will assert REAL leadership to fight wrongs.

As flawed as he is (and believe me, Donald Trump is big-time flawed, and his deeds often don’t match his words), at least he is willing to speak out boldly on certain truths (like illegal immigration) where most Republican “leaders” in the national spotlight today are too busy peeing their pants and crying over their their wet pants to even SAY the right things (if they aren’t busy selling us out to Leftist policies).

That’s why another GOP presidential candidate is getting a lot of enthusiasm from the grassroots base, even though he doesn’t have near the star-power and exposure that billionaire TV star Donald Trump has. Ted Cruz demolition of a CODEPINK Leftist has gone viral, and on its heels, conservatives are widely and enthusiastically cheering Ted Cruz for saying what all conservatives have known for years: RINO Senate Majority “Leader” Mitch McConnell is a liar. Actually, the issue about which Cruz exposed him as a liar is one of the least important issues about which McConnell has lied, but hey, truth and straight-talk is so rare these days, we’ll take it where we can get it.

They aren’t getting it from the GOP “leadership”.

As Ted Cruz pointed out during an on-air interview on the Rush Limbaugh Show today,

In 2010, the people rose up, we got a Republican majority.  And they haven’t done much of anything.  Then we were told we just need a Republican majority in the Senate, retire Harry Reid.  In 2014, millions of Americans stood up to do that.  For six months we’ve had a Republican majority.  What have they done?  They passed a trillion-dollar Cromnibus plan filled with corporate pork and corporate welfare.  We funded Obamacare and President Obama’s executive amnesty, and Republican leadership jammed through the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general.  Every one of those is exactly the same as what Harry Reid would have done.  And it’s why people are frustrated.

Why is it that Republican leadership, authorities as Harry Reid and the Democrats — and the answer is the lobbyists and special interests, the giant corporations that want Big Government and power. They give campaign contributions to both Republicans and Democrats. And today I called out the majority leader for looking 54 Republicans in the eye and telling a flat-out lie. It was a very unfortunate day for the Senate. It’s not a good day when the majority leader is willing to lie to the members of the Senate.

When Rush asked Cruz about McConnell dangling another anti-ObamaCare vote in front of our faces, Cruz replied:

It’s complete fiction. He wants a show vote on repealing Obamacare. Now, of course back in October 2013 when Mike Lee and I were leading the fight to defund Obamacare, then Mitch McConnell joined with Harry Reid in leading the fight to preserve Obamacare. So when it actually has teeth, leadership wasn’t with us. But they do want an empty show vote.

I happened to be in the U.S. Senate gallery as McConnell and his fellow Kentuckian Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed defunding ObamaCare in September 2013. What a disappointment! Lots of mild-mannered blather about, darn it, that ObamaCare is just bad stuff…but no nads when it came to actually doing something to stop it! Cruz had set things up for Republicans to finally stop this abomination…only to have the GOP leadership once again prove themselves to be a bunch of gutless losers. I was inconvenienced by the “government shutdown” while still in D.C. a week later, but what made it particularly chapping was the fact that the Republican “leadership” later caved in and made it all for nothing. It’s beyond dispute: Republicans like to bellyache about the liberal poison besetting our nation, but when it comes time to do something about it, they pee their pants and run and hide.

Viguerie rightly pointed out that support for Trump right now isn’t so much about his quality as a candidate (I know conservatives who would oppose him if they knew his liberal positions on some important issues…but they’re focused on his straight-talk) as it is about being fed up with the gutless excuse for “Republicans” we have and enthusiasm at hearing someone under the GOP banner speaking out loudly about the things that concern them. In other words, it’s a desperation-fueled enthusiasm.

Desperation got the GOP control of the House in 2010…and they urinated on the base. Even greater desperation got the GOP control of both the House and Senate in 2014…and again they have urinated on those who elected them.

How many more times can they get away with that before the people wise up and write off the GOP as nothing but a pale version of the ultra-Leftist Democrat Party? As the saying goes, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice (or three times)…

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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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