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Donald Trump For President – Get Used To It

Updated on March 18, 2016

The country is going through a crisis of identity, probably the first since the creation of the Republic 200 years ago. It will probably be referred to in history as the Donald Trump identity crisis and I don't mean what most may assume at this point. I do not mean that Mr. Trump has caused the crisis but that he is a catalyst which has helped bring it to the surface.

By crisis, I do not refer to the outrageous statements he made towards various groups, I do not mean the uproar caused by fights between those who support him and those who don't, I do not mean the uprising against his way of ascending to the highest office in the country and I don't mean the confusion he has spread among the various political groups, candidates, political and religious leaders either.

By crisis, I mean that Mr. Trump has advanced rhetoric which has inflamed emotions in some, puzzled think tank of his success and put legal scholars to task to figure out whether he has crossed the line between expressing his freedom of speech and inciting violence through his speeches.
By crisis, I mean whether Mr. Trump is simply displaying democracy in its glory or creating an atmosphere of chaos for the worst of society to thrive.
By crisis I mean whether Mr. Trump simply stumbled upon a hidden treasure of democracy or outright created a form of democracy he has always envisioned.
By crisis I mean whether anyone has really come to the final decision that to stop his ascension is the right thing to do.

Such dilemma has been on display for quite some time now; for instance the NEVERTRUMP movement of which Marco Rubio (and a number of other high profile GOP leaders and financiers) belongs to seems at best a slogan to rally Trump's supporters and at most a wish for Trump to go away.
Case in point, when during a debate Marco Rubio (and other candidates) was asked whether he would support Trump if he becomes the nominee, Mr. Rubio had no problem supporting a Trump nomination, rambling against the Democrats to explain away his decision.

That example is a perfect scenario of the difficulty for everyone to get a grasp of the identity crisis.
While the rest of the country continues to grapple with the crisis, the Republican Party must confront the imminent choice between embracing Trump wholeheartedly or rejecting him completely.
For now, the "Donald Trump for President" is an expression we must all "Get Used To".

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 19 months ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      I agree that "getting used to Donald Trump" being a serious Presidential contender is something we must get used to. Love him or hate him, we can't ignore the votes and attention he is getting from voters and the press.

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      Mike Ducheine 19 months ago from New York, NY

      I do think GOP's reaction to a possible nomination of Trump is overly exaggerated. It is my belief there is more indecision within the GOP elites there has ever been. I also believe most have underestimated how well Trump will do in general elections. I am however in a different camp; I have not been able to figure out whether President Trump would be good or bad for the country.

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      CJ Kelly 19 months ago from Auburn, WA

      As a Republican, I've come to terms with his candidacy. But he will get smoked in the general election. Maybe get 190 electoral votes?

      At the very least, this might mean structural change and a new direction for my party. Changing the primary system to tie delegates to the vote along with a more populous/libertarian party.