I admit, I have said some harsh things about Donald Trump. I have called him a buffoon, shallow and an arrogant, egotistical jerk. But even when I was strafing him with venom, I was acknowledging that his straight talk -- his willingness to shit on PC -- were just what the doctor ordered. People are fed up with scripted, phony, two-faced, hypocritical political hacks who care first and foremost with feathering their own nests.
(Cliche alert: Desperate times call for desperate measures.)
There's currently an analogy making the rounds on the Internet: This is the "Flight 93" election. We know what will happen if we don't rush the cockpit and overpower the Islamofascist scum who want to run this Boeing 757 into the ground: We all perish; there is a 100 percent certainty.
Hillary Rotten Clinton is the Islamo-Nazi in the cockpit. If elected president, she will eviscerate this nation and put us on the fast-track to banana republic/third world status. She will do so by opening up the floodgates to non-assimilating, third-world immigrants, 95 percent of whom will vote Democrat, and many of whom will have large families. She will also lower the bar on voter ID requirements, allowing a boatload of illegal immigrants to vote without IDs and permitting convicted felons to vote. Additionally, she will appoint hard-left Supreme Court justices, so that the highest court in the land will serve as a rubber stamp for unconstitutional, left-wing legislation and a hatchet to destroy any conservative rulings by lower courts or legislation enacted by Congress.
But by charging the cockpit and overpowering HildaBeast, and wresting the controls from her Alinsky-inspired grasp, we'll put in charge a man who at least gives us a fighting chance. But this analogy fails, I believe, because Donald Trump has a much greater chance of reviving our economy, protecting our borders, improving health care and strengthening our military than your average Joe would have of successfully landing a jet airliner without having had any flight training.
A more apt analogy, it has been noted, is that a Hillary Clinton presidency is like Russian roulette with a semi-automatic. Definite suicide. But electing Donald Trump is, metaphorically speaking, using the proverbial six-gun to play Russian roulette. You spin the chamber and you've got a better than 50-50 chance you'll survive after pulling the trigger.
A few months ago, a Posse Incitatus reader called my attention to something I had not really considered that made me more positive about Trump: His children have turned out to be high-quality citizens. They are not drug addicts or alcoholics. They have not been in trouble with the law. They lead productive lives. Being born into an uber-wealthy family did not turn them into hedonistic, narcissistic heathens. There's really something to be said for that.
In the past few months, I have observed Donald Trump's actions, behavior, statements and positions on the issues. Would I do things differently if I were in his shoes? Probably. But I can't help but resort to scripture when analyzing The Donald. There have been many, many imperfect individuals who ended up being saints. St. Paul is Exhibit A. When he was Saul of Tarsus, he persecuted Christians. He despised them, and worked overtime to harm them. But after his conversion to Christianity, he became an outspoken advocate of Jesus Christ. He is believed to have been martyred. His Bible verses are fundamental underpinnings of Christianity.
Mind you, I am not implying that Donald Trump is a saint. I am only making the point that those who ultimately do great things and have a long-term positive impact are often highly flawed individuals. Donald Trump fits the bill.
The "Never-Trumpers" are bitter, petulant people who are too immature (or frankly, too egostistical or stupid) to realize that they are on a suicide mission. Let them live in their bitter fantasy world. I believe history will prove them colossally wrong.