Trump’s Message to the “Arrogance of Washington DC”
Trump’s stump message, “The Righteous Verdict of the American Voter will be heard by the Arrogance of Washington DC” came through loud and clear at last night’s debate in Las Vegas. Hillary’s demeanor and responses were the epitome of the Arrogance of Washington DC elites. Her condescending grin only served to convey contempt for the entire process that she was tolerating in order to reach her rightful place on the throne of the highest office in the nation. The debate was a stark contrast between a populist-conservative and a quintessential Washington DC elitist insider.
Stark Contrast in Philosophy on Display
American First Vs. Globalism
Domestic and Economic Issues: The contrast between Trump and Clinton could be summed up as being a comparison of Trump’s unleashing the individual by stripping away the shackles and greed of government versus Hillary’s increasing government size and encroachment into our lives, in every facet of our being, while increasing our dependence on the government. Trump’s economic plan included across the board tax and regulation cuts and Hillary’s included increasing taxes on the rich and not touching or increasing regulation.
Foreign Affairs: Internationally, Trump contrasted a foreign policy of peace through strength behind his banner of America First against Clinton’s continued meddling in foreign matters and further diving into the abyss of global policing and regime change.
Supreme Court Views: The contrast was never more severe when the question of the Supreme Court was raised. Trump’s originalist view of the Constitution versus Hillary’s internationalist view of the Constitution was stark with the former insuring an America based on our Founder’s principles and words versus her view that the Constitution is a living document and should be conformed to current conditions.
Abortion: Trump was the first Republican Presidential candidate in memory to take on abortion head on. In no uncertain terms, he stated that Roe V. Wade should be overturned and the abortion question returned to the States. He also stated that partial birth abortion was never acceptable. Hillary stated that she was a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade and that partial birth abortion was a critical element of a woman’s right to choose. She also defended Planned Parenthood but erroneously stated the PP provided needed mammograms and other cancer preventions which is simply not true. PP is not even licensed for such procedures.
Trump Tweaks the Main Stream Media (including Fox) Again!
Classic Trump came out when asked whether he would support the outcome of the election. True to form, ala first Republican Primary Debate, Trump stated “I will look at it (election results) at the time.”! The MSM, pundits and commentators went ballistic and that was their take-away for the debates. Then, at today’s Trump campaign stop in Delaware, Ohio, Trump stated:
“To all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States, that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election if I win.”
Trump went on to say that after he reviews the results of the election, presumably State by State, he would decide whether to concede or not based on whether there was wide-spread fraud OR if the vote counts were close enough to trigger statutory recounts and certification. This is the LAWFUL POSITION ALL CANDIDATES SHOULD TAKE! Why would you promise to CONCEDE BEFORE THE ELECTION? Al Gore refused to accept the results of the 2000 elections and had to be sued by Bush to get the Supreme Court to uphold the Florida recount and the overall election results. Kerry in 2004 likewise took a position that Bush had Rigged the election costing Kerry the election.
Trump still knows how to manage the media as he bought himself at least 2-3 days of 24-7 comments with this tactic! No one ever said Washington Elites were bright!
Footnote: Chris Wallace of Fox News was the debate moderator who performed well and was fair to Trump and Clinton while bringing our the real issues facing our nation whether the issues were comfortable to the candidates.