Curtis Dahlgren
Not a Trump supporter, BUT, thank you Donald!
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By Curtis Dahlgren
September 10, 2015

"One thing the control freaks in power hate is dissenters – especially dissenters with passion." – CD (June 2009)

THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT ought to be thanking the Donald for at least reminding America that their party still exists; some people thought it died 25 years ago. Conservative purists should thank Don for letting low-info voters know that there is such a thing as conservatism, and those who stayed home in 2012 should find things at least interesting (since when did we all know a candidate on a first-name basis?). Hillary (not the One) must be thankful for Don taking some attention off her!

Some pundits should be grateful to Trump for bringing some attention to their pathetic columns and predictions. Credibility is falling like shooting stars out there, and the Democrat party is at low tide, let's face it, while the President is all ears. So here's a letter I just sent to a local paper:

Dear editor: I used to kind of like Cokie Roberts, but I have reservations about the 8/26 rant. Your headline said: "Haters like Trump reflect history . . and are wrong"! For a nice liberal couple, Steve and Cokie sound a tad "judgmental," don't you think? How can Cokie know someone's heart? Has she been a fly-on-the-wall in Trump's home or office?

"Our history is full of cynical and vicious demagogues..."?

Sounds kind of disrespectful of the White House. Cokie says some Republicans are bravely opposing the "insidious" Donald. Is it "hatred" or urgency? I think Trump-haters are confusing apple cores and orange peelings. It's always comical, though, when Democrats give unsolicited advice to the Party of Lincoln.

The editorial page editor of the Milwaukee paper compared Trump to Senator McCarthy (Joseph) by citing a recent Thomas Friedman column:

"Every era spews a Joe McCarthy type who tries to thrive by dividing and frightening us..." (At long last, have you no decency? Political currency through contempt, intimidation, and division.)

With no name in that headline, I thought at first they were talking about some Chicago politicians. At long last, the Left is frightened by one of ours?

"GOP battles await Obama's return; Republicans ready to fight 'tooth and nail' on immigration, Iran" – so said a USA TODAY headline last November. Oh really?

I must have spaced it out that day the GOP fought tooth and nail. They keep getting too much advice from the Left, plus their own "experts." Like it or not, Donald writes his own stuff. It's a paradox; he has 25% support from African Americans and 30% support from Hispanics.

Don't take this wrong; I'm neutral on Trump, but what I'd really like to see is any nominee who didn't go to an Ivy League school (Ted Cruz would make a great chief-of-staff though). Another Labor Day, another Executive Order, eh? No wonder people are divided and "intimidated"!

As for those "issues that matter," where in the Constitution do you find sanctuary cities for illegal aliens? What the Constitution does mandate in help from the Federalis to defend states that are being invaded (not lawsuits against those states). We have thousands of miles of fences along our freeways, but someone just said that we can't build a fence along the Rio Grande because someone might want to build a house on the Rio Grande for the view (some view that would be)!

Our two oceans served us well for over 200 years, but the border has been failed by gutless politicos, and they can't understand Donald Trump? What's so hard to understand?

We simply don't want to become the European Union, and the professional politicians don't see any urgency. There's a big difference between "hatred" and urgency, and at least Trump has shown how far you can go if you know the difference.

P.S.
The President has gone to Alaska, but he still hasn't gone to the Alaskan National Wildlife Reserve to enjoy the "view," has he? Wonder why not?

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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)

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