The debate continues to rage on in conservative circles. Who is the real conservative? Is Donald Trump just talking the talk, or will he walk the walk if given the chance? There are views on all sides and, in most cases, there are some pretty good arguments that have been made by prominent conservatives on both sides of the “pro-Trump” and “anti-Trump” camps.
One thing is absolutely for certain, however: Trump’s disdain for political correctness has won him some serious props from most conservatives.
At a rally in Exeter, New Hampshire, on Thursday, Trump offered one of his usual off-the-cuff speeches where he vibed with the audience. During this speech, he took aim at the entrenched career politicians that, as a whole, appear infinitely more-interested in staying in power than doing what they were elected to do in the first place.
Here, Trump had a simple message: “politicians are full of shit!”
“These people — I’d like to use really foul language,” Trump said. “I won’t do it. I was going to say they’re really full of shit. But I won’t say that.”
“No, it’s true. It’s true. I won’t say it. I won’t say it. But they are,” he added. “But I won’t say that because it’s too controversial. Let me tell you — and, of course, it’s not politically correct.”
“Our country has become so politically correct that we can’t move anymore, we can’t walk anymore,” Trump said.
Trump’s tirade came after discussing the shameful VA scandal that failed- and, more importantly, continues to fail– veterans. Addressing the state of the VA and the lack of accountability that has ensued since first discovered, Trump reminded the audience, “That’s why you do need Trump, because you know what? No politician’s gonna solve this!”
Take a look at Trump’s critics and their criticisms of him; few take issue with what he says- they just remain skeptical that he actually walks the conservative walk with regards to policies.
Further, after years of dealing with an egomaniac who was elected as a result of having created a cult of personality, many on the right remain justifiably fearful of electing a brash man who promises to not give a damn about his critics and promises to run things as he sees fit.
Still, The Donald remains incredibly popular even after his defeat in Iowa and that is thanks in large part to his unapologetic stance on telling it like how he sees it.
In this day and age where the slightest sniveling about “microaggressions” or perceived insensitivity causes public figures to apologize and grovel for forgiveness for their candor, many on the right, many in the center and some on the center-left have grown tired of the cultural crusade in which Americans find themselves engulfed.
Whatever his failings, Trump has made it clear that he’s going to call it like he sees is and he doesn’t care who snivels about it afterwards.
In their more-honest moments, even those who are not fans of Trump’s policies or are wary of his personality often admit that such in-your-face principles is endearing and refreshing to hear.
Why is Trump so popular? Because at a time when our president won’t cite radical Islam as a danger, Trump promises to “take-out” the families of terrorists plotting against America.
As our current president sells America and Israel out to secure a deal with America’s most-bitter enemy, Trump has promised to out-negotiate any foreign power.
Why is Trump so popular? Because he’s the kind of candidate who tells a crowd that politicians are “full of shit.” And with the palpable outrage in America, that means a lot.