Diary

Every Trump Controversy is an Opportunity

 

ROCHESTER, NH - SEPTEMBER 17: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall event at Rochester Recreational Arena September 17, 2015 in Rochester, New Hampshire. Trump spent the day campaigning in New Hampshire following the second Republican presidential debate. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
ROCHESTER, NH – SEPTEMBER 17: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall event at Rochester Recreational Arena September 17, 2015 in Rochester, New Hampshire. Trump spent the day campaigning in New Hampshire following the second Republican presidential debate. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again. We must destroy the credibility of the media. Brick by brick we must lay waste to their Empire of Lies. Donald Trump provides a prime example of what it takes. And he has ample opportunity to ram the truth in the face of the media.

Point in case, the non-controversy controversy about a questioner at his campaign stop. Let me get this straight, when someone stands up with a mic to ask a question it is incumbent upon the candidate answering to correct any politically incorrect statements that are made? Again – WTH – are you on another freaking planet?

The media are dopes, sick twisted dopes. If they think that we buy that load of crap they are selling then they must be smoking something strong. Let’s get even clearer, they can take a bath in their own said, load of crap like a bunch of swine.

Instead, in the real world, Donald Trump has another golden opportunity to highlight four substantive issues. He can hit the liberals on Obama, Islamic jihad, immigration and Clinton. And here’s the real truth of the matter, any candidate or Republican can take the same opportunity. They should hit back with magnified force instead of taken a defensive posture and covering their heads.

  • Trump could say that Obama’s claims that he is a Christian. If Obama’s own claims of Christianity are true then they support a weak and limp “faith.” His lack of participation in any Christian church demonstrates his lack of commitment. Trump can’t boast a faith of his own, but he is on offense. Obama’s connection to Reverend Jerimiah Wight is the perfect repose to any attack on Trump, even if Wright attacks the man he baptized – if that is what Christianity is then we have problems.

This could even drive a wedge between traditional black conservative denominations that oppose gay marriage and abortion and the left wing crazy black liberation churches. This is divide that needs to be exploited and primarily understood. Conservatives need to appeal to the strong and faithful religious organizations of all people. If people want conservatives to defend Obama’s Christian credentials then they must defend the universal church. If they won’t then we needn’t.

  • Trump can point out what the question was actually about. This is the issues parry that can be so effective in a media intensive race. The media hypes up one thing, and gives us the opportunity to drill them on another. The question is about the dangers of Muslims in America who want to attack us. This can include attacks ranging from snipers to utility disruptions, a dirty bomb or even a nuclear weapon, such as a suit-case nuke. Trump is great on hitting back with a well-placed fact. 3,106 have been killed by Muslims in America in 75 terror attacks. Do you think that the media would enjoy talking about this? How about the spread of homegrown terrorists, Islamic training camps in America’s back yard? Do you think this is a problem that Obama should address?
  • Trump would probably stick with his issues, like immigration. This problem is compounded by immigration. When we have porous borders we invite Jihadis into this country. This invasion is a national security problem. Sleeper cells are waiting to be activated because we have allowed far too many unchecked Muslims in our nation. This isn’t politically correct nonsense that is at stake. Call it profiling if you want idiots. But we know whom our enemy is, and it is incumbent upon us to monitor and detect threats to American citizens.
  • Trump can slam Hilary and the media on their efforts to ridicule him. He can point out that he’s capable of running his own campaign and doesn’t need their advice on what he should or should not say. And the main reason that Hilary wants to turn the spot-light on Obama is because she can’t handle the heat. She must be desperate if she’s interjecting Obama into this campaign at this stage. The damage that Obama has done is a serious issue – and Trump can rattle off a dozen things that he’s done. Hilary was complicit in and exacerbated all of this administration’s foreign policy failures, has her own record of slights on Obama, and will do more damage in all of these areas.

This is not hard to see, every attack opens up the opponent to a counter. The question is: do you have the guts to take the shot. Because given enough blows you better put your enemy down. You can’t slap someone around and expect them to take it. This is a street fight, no holds barred. This is politics as usual  and our enemy is liberalism in all forms – media, government, consultants and academics.