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Trump versus The Establishment - The Final Countdown

Updated on January 13, 2016
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I'm on the right side of politics and enjoy a good debate on government, the economy, and the rights of the people.

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After multiple attempts and multiple failures to derail the campaign of Donald Trump, the anxiety level of the establishment has risen to a near-boiling point. Successive attacks from both parties are becoming more fevered and more visible. The gloves are off and most of the players are not even trying to hide the fact that they are targeting Mr. Trump and his messages. Progressive Democrats, the Liberal Media, President Obama, many of the other Republican candidates, and current Senators, Congressmen and Women from both parties are obviously terrified at the thought of a Trump Presidency. One where no one can buy influence, one where the rights of all Americans will come before a single right of any foreigner, and one where corruption and graft will be dealt with firmly and effectively.

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State of The Union

The State of the Union address on Tuesday January 12th, 2015 was the last one for President Obama and he could not resist taking a parting shot at Mr. Trump, who many people feel will be the next President. He criticized Trump, not by name, but by association stating "When politicians insult Muslims...that doesn't make us safer," and "It's just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world. It makes it harder to achieve our goals." Those who heard the speech are most likely wondering which goals were being considered – the ones of the Progressive Left who are bent of destroying the America we exist in today, or the goals of Muslim-leaning President Obama and his radical advisors. The collective masses of citizens, “we the people” really are not seeing it that way. Muslims are not interested in furthering this great nation; they are not interested in abiding by US Law, nor are they a barometer of how the world views us. Most Americans don’t care what the rest of the world thinks of us, as long as they respect us and our sovereignty. Our actions speak much louder than the jaded words of any politician, even if he is an apologizing and pandering President. Our citizens demonstrate their willingness to help others across the world in times of struggle with manpower, military resources, or comfort care.

President Obama has always stated that he felt ISIS was a non-factor, calling them the JV team often. His description of ISIS in the State of the Union; "Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks, twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages: they pose an enormous danger to civilians; they have to be stopped. But they do not threaten our national existence." He continually says that we should not fear Muslims and that Muslims pose no threat to the nation, all the while ignoring the facts tied to Muslims and their actions. The following list is a quick view into the “Muslim” approach to integrating into the United States. These events all happened while President Obama was in office, and they are becoming more frequent.

Muslim Terror Attacks on Obama's Watch

June 2009, Abdullhakim Mujahid Muhammad killed one soldier and wounded another in a drive-by attack on a U.S. military recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas.

November 2009, disgraced Muslim Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan - opened fire on his fellow soldiers stationed at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 bystanders.

September 2012, Muslim militants attack the US Embassy in Libya, killing 4, including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens

Feb. 7, 2013 – Yusuf Ibrahim, 28, shot two Coptic Christians to death and beheaded them in Buena Vista, New Jersey. He also removed their hands before burying their bodies in the backyard of an abandoned house

April 2013, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Muslims, turned the Boston Marathoninto a bloodbath when they placed two bombs near the finish line, killing three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and wounding hundreds of others.

October 2014, 32-year-old Zale H. Thompson ISIS sympathizer attacked four New York City police officers in broad daylight an 18-inch metal hatchet

December 2014, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, Muslim, murdered two officers in “retaliation” for the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

May 2015, Elton Sumpson and Nadir Hamid Soofi opened fire outside of a “Draw Muhammad” art exhibit Garland, Texas, before being killed by a police officer at the scene.

July 2015, 24-year-old, Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was inspired by the terror group ISIS to kill four United States Marines in Chattanooga, TN.

December 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a Muslim married couple, opened fire at a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, 14 were killed and 22 injured.

Boston Marathon Aftermath
Boston Marathon Aftermath
Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik
Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik
South Carolina Governor Haley (R)
South Carolina Governor Haley (R)

Weak Rebuttal - Totally Off Topic

And with the latest attack happening just a few months ago, President Obama did everything he could to gloss over the event, instead making a case to the listeners that Muslim’s were “victims” of discrimination by Americans. He pulled out the entire chapter in the Liberal Playbook and dropped all the correct code words; Diversity, Political Correctness, Openness, and even dropped the Pope’s name. Muslim’s are becoming the most protected group in America, rising up over blacks, Hispanics, women, and the LGBT community. The power brokers in Washington and the mainstream media do everything in their power to shield Muslims from negative press and prop up the reputations of Muslims whenever possible using tactics which fortunately most Americans see right through.

The party which isn’t in power always offers a rebuttal to the State of the Union address, and this year it was offered by South Carolina governor, Nikki Haley. Gov. Haley didn’t disappoint those on the Left and those in the GOP elite group as she aimed a significant part of her rebuttal on criticizing the growing anti-immigrant sentiments in America. The media correctly interpreted it as a veiled attack at front-runner Donald Trump and her words were quickly supported and embraced by the GOP leadership and President Obama. It seemed that her entire narrative missed the point of what it was supposed to do, which is offer a rebuttal to what the President said and she even went as far as to praise him at one time. It seems her goal was to attack her own party, take blame for America’s shortcomings, and try to damage the one candidate who might actually be able to right this ship we call America. An as everyone expected, Donald Trump did not take her words sitting down, offering his own rebuttal and stressing that he would continue to stay strong on immigration.

Game Time

With game-time right around the corner, the panic levels are higher than ever. “We the People” are getting quite adept at seeing through the establishment smoke-screens and the issues that really matter are quickly overshadowing those which do not. Typical election fodder topics like abortion, LGBT rights, and numerous others are not being debated much. National Security, immigration, and the economy will be focal points and with many Americans, both Democrats and Republicans realizing that the years of partisan fighting has been a drain on the nation, will be looking for a candidate who can unite us once again.

Summary

I expect to see the next few weeks full of hard hitting headlines as the candidate try to derail frontrunner Donald Trump. Please share your thoughts, but don't try to hijack my thread for your own narrative. I like both sides of the story but won't allow any bomb throwers to take away from real two-sided dialogue. As they say....let the games begin,

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    Ralph Schwartz 22 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Jackie / I'd agree - Hillary is losing support daily

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    Jack Lee 22 months ago from Yorktown NY

    Whoever is the Republican nominee this year 2016, he will win by a landslide. All this political posturing is just theater. The country is ready for a different direction and it is opposite to what the Democrats are selling.

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    Ken Burgess 22 months ago from Florida

    I've stated it elsewhere, and I'll say it again... Trump wins if its Hillary he's facing, its not that voters love him, so much as they are tired of the 'establishment' politician... you know, the ones that have made a total mess of this country the past 20+ years and lie, and lie, and then lie some more and act as if they never said or did anything wrong.

    There is no one ever to run for President in my lifetime with more baggage, with more proven lies and mistakes caught on record, than Hillary. There is no way she captures 50% of any vote, against anyone.

    That said, I don't put it past the Democratic party to steal the election from Sanders and hand it to her anyway, that's just the way it works.

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    Ralph Schwartz 23 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Thanks word...I always enjoy hearing from a fellow author and intellectual with a viewpoint on my work. Looking forward to future interactions and thanks for taking the time to read and comment. The election will be one of the most interesting ones we have had in decades I believe.

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    Word 23 months ago from Chicago

    Hey RJ, you raise some important issues here about the game of politics. May the best candidate for the presidency win. The people will vote and may the winner win fairly and squarely.Trump is wrong for knocking all Muslims and President Obama should not down play the violence of Muslims here in the U.S... All people of a race, creed, color or sect of people are not all bad. There is a strong lack of love and respect in this beautiful world. That is what's needed most. People are hurting and we need to know and deal with the issues of why for resolutions.

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    Ralph Schwartz 23 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    But Trump and his pro-USA agenda would seem to be a potential pry bar to unravel some of those old alliances, primarily with Unionized people. I agree that Trump used Cruz's statement for political theater, but give him credit, because it worked.

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    Jack Lee 23 months ago from Yorktown NY

    Don't forget, Cruz would never win New York in the first place. When was the last time a Conservative let along a Republican won in NY? What Cruz commented on had nothing to do with 9/11. Trump used it to tug at people's emotions. He knew very well what Cruz was referring to and most Americans knew as well. NY values (including Northeast, and West Coast and DC) are for ProChoice, Gun Control, Entitlements and big government and open borders and Climate change. Did I leave anything out?

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    Ralph Schwartz 23 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Depends a lot on how the world reacts, which seemingly is to further attack. Trump clearly wins this engagement and I think Cruz lost NY votes because he said it.

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    Jack Lee 23 months ago from Yorktown NY

    Do you think the latest controversy between Trump and Cruz on the "New York" values comment is legitimate?

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    Paula 23 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Ralph, You write extremely well. Even if you didn't, I'd have to have read this from beginning to end due to your facts and common sense.

    I'll be brutally honest. I've not ever been this anxious and concerned about an election. There are times I can't seem to get enough of the news from the appropriate sources and then there are those days I pretend to be an ostrich and just don't listen.

    My greatest source of fear & frustration is even the remotest possibility that we could possibly have another criminal in the White House (Hillary). That human beings of any intelligence & moral fiber can even stomach looking at that woman defies all logic & sense of responsibility. Yet....they do.

    I enjoy your outlook and like your opinions.. I hope you write more. Peace, Paula

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    Jack Lee 23 months ago from Yorktown NY

    As bad as American politics seem, some other countries in Asia are much worse. Check out videos of fist fights and chair throwing in their hall of Congress.

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    Ralph Schwartz 23 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    I can see your point - American politics must appear petty outside of our borders; especially when you only see a portion of the "boots on the ground" tactics that occur daily. The nation is truly at a crossroads and I really see hope in the Trump candidacy.

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    Ralph Schwartz 23 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Agreed, that whole approach seems like something the other party would do in the event Cruz became the nominee

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    John Hansen 23 months ago from Queensland Australia

    As an outsider looking in, I prefer to just sit back and read the comments on this issue. Interesting hub though.

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    Jack Lee 23 months ago from Yorktown NY

    I think Trump's recent attack on Cruz on the citizenship issue is off topic and beneath him. He should follow Reagan's 11th Commandment and concentrate on issues and the failures of the current administration. There are so much material...Good hub.