Tea Party support for Donald Trump has some people gasping in amazement, because it was not reciprocated during the Tea Party’s heyday. Here’s what The Donald had to say about Tea Party bête noire Obama on April 15, 2009, the day the movement really took off:
Well, I think he’s sort of a guy that just has a wonderful personality, a good speaker, somebody that people trust. And I also think that the comparison with his predecessor is so different — it’s so huge that it really has made a great impact on people.
I think that he’s really doing a nice job in terms of representation of this country. And he represents such a large part of the country.
I mean, to think that a black man was going to be elected president — I watched television for years where the great political analysts were saying maybe in 50, maybe in 100 years.
Here’s a man that not only got elected, I think he’s doing a really good job.
Now, the sad part is that he can’t just do a good job. He’s got to do a great job. Because if he does a good job, that’s not good enough for this country. That’s how bad the country has become.
When he was asked by Larry King whether he supported the Tea Party, Trump replied, “I don’t march with the Tea Party,” before going on to defend the TARP bailouts that helped inspire it.
Forgive a little nostalgia; here’s what people in Phoenix were doing on 4/15/2009, while Trump was praising Obama and bailouts for fat cat crony capitalists, and denouncing America for being racist:
Now these same people are targeted by Trump, who has the endorsement of Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin.
Trump has changed a lot of positions since 7 years ago, but hasn’t changed enough to pass for a conservative. No one could seriously believe that a guy who favors socialized medicine, the Kelo decision, ethanol subsidies, high tariffs, and tax hikes is going to reduce the size of the government. Trump is running as a national socialist, even if he is the first one to advocate Affirmative Action.
At this point, maybe a national socialist is what it will take to shut off the ongoing tsunami of Third World immigration before the country is washed away. If only we could be sure he would do it. Building a wall won’t help if he leaves a giant open gate in the wall.
On a tip from Torcer.