Despite the weak debate questions, and ultimately the lack of debate among the top 10 candidates, I still am left wondering how media pundits and how most on social media are declaring Donald Trump the winner of last night’s debate. Trust me, I am the first one to say how disappointed and angry I am at the establishment GOP and moderate, weak candidates (i.e. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, etc.), and I will never vote or support for them. However, Donald Trump is not the candidate to channel our disapproval with. Let’s look at what he said last night. He kicked off the debate by saying that he hasn’t made a decision on whether or not he’ll run as a 3rd party candidate. Normally, I wouldn’t have such a problem with that position, but you have to wonder what his real motives are. You can’t disregard the fact that he talked to the Bill Clinton right before he entered the race, and the fact that he has donated a lot of money to Clinton campaigns. The only candidate that called him out on this and actually wanted to raise attention to it was [mc_name name=”Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”P000603″ ], who was quickly hushed by the moderators. And Paul was right. Trump is hedging his bets on the Clintons.
Another part of the debate that is getting no coverage by the main stream media and on social media is how he admitted to regularly bribing politicians. After a question that asked Trump why he’s supported so many Democrats and liberal policies, he answered, “I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them, two years later, three years later, I call them. They are there for me. And that’s a broken system.” Not only did he admit to bribery, he admitted that he’s part of the problem and crony capitalism. After a softball follow-up question asking what he received in return from his bribes, he jokingly answered that he got Hillary to come to his wedding. Then the answer and response was laid to rest, and wasn’t spoken of again.
So, if his suspicious reasons for entering the race alone aren’t enough to make you double think about supporting Trump, another answer of his that hasn’t gotten media attention was when he supports a single payer healthcare system. In his attempt to dodge the question, he said how single payer healthcare systems work in places like Canada and Scotland. No, Donald, they don’t work anywhere. We can go into how their healthcare is lacking compared to ours, but I’m guessing that if you’re reading this on RedState, you already know that, and I don’t need to. Why would “conservative” Republicans support a candidate that supports government run healthcare? Again, the only candidate that questioned Trump on this was Senator Paul, who again, was hushed by moderators after Trump’s rebuttal, who again, dodged Paul’s question. These were not the only times that Trump had fishy answers, but were the ones that stood out the most to me.
Off of the topic of Trump, something that I can’t wrap my head around is the lack of support for Senator Paul last night, and how many call him the loser of this debate. Maybe they view him as the loser because he wasn’t asked many questions, and those that he were asked weren’t about what he’s passionate about, which is the NSA illegally spying on Americans and the tax code (I remind you that when he said that he wanted to defend the 4th Amendment, he had to rebut Christie, he was asked the question). My question is this in regards to Paul: How can the party that claims themselves to be the party of the Constitution, and the defenders of it immediately call Paul “sour”, “crazy”, “idiotic”, etc. for raising serious questions about how lawless our country has become? Need I remind you that he is one of the only politicians that actively stand up against both parties as a senator?
I can’t understand what people see in Trump, when other candidate — such as [mc_name name=”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”C001098″ ], [mc_name name=”Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”P000603″ ], or even Gov. Walker and Carly Fiorina — would be much stronger anti-establishment, conservative alternatives to the establishment. Trump is not a RINO. He is not even a Republican. He is a liberal democrat, and he belongs on the stage with Clinton, Sanders, Chafee, O’Malley, and Webb. I just wonder how long it takes for “conservatives” to realize this. Or maybe, “conservatives” aren’t as conservative as they think they are, because there is no viable way to prove that Trump is one of us.