For a while Cruz and Trump supporters could travel together, because we seemed to be going in the same general direction. But now we have come to a fork in the road.
Ted Cruz has a long record of fighting hard for conservative principles, not just in the media but on the actual Beltway battlefield, earning the hysterical hatred of the GOP establishment. Participating in Glenn Beck’s irritating border stunt with the teddy bears in a misguided attempt to highlight Obama’s lawlessness proves that no one is perfect, but does not outweigh an entire career as a principled conservative. He has earned his A rating from Conservative Review.
Donald Trump is a life-long liberal who is currently running as a national socialist — defined as someone who wraps coercive corporatist/mercantilist/socialist economic policy in nationalistic rhetoric. History buffs will recall that this political approach also produced enthusiastic crowds when it was applied in central Europe in the 1930s, but did not turn out well.
Trump is not a conservative in any meaningful sense. He owes virtually all of his support to cynically duping an angry mob into believing that he would restore an earlier version of America by throwing out foreigners and sealing off the country. But only last June, Trump supported amnesty for illegal aliens, and even now he supports touchback amnesty; it is highly likely that he will drop the current quasi-hardliner pose once it has served its purpose. On other issues, he does not even pretend that he is not still a progressive. For example, he recently denounced Antonin Scalia for not believing that whites should be systematically discriminated against through Affirmative Action. He enthusiastically embraces the obscene Kelo ruling, which grants government the power to seize private property on behalf of crony capitalists like himself. He wants to raise taxes even higher. His anti-terror policy features killing the relatives of suspected terrorists. No one expects him to reduce the size or scope of Big Government.
America was founded on principles that were at the time considered liberal but that are now called conservative. The purpose of this site is to defend those principles by exposing the progressive statists who oppose them. Donald Trump is a particularly dangerous progressive because he attacks the conservative cause from within, rather than from without like Obama and Bernie Sanders. He is no less subject to exposure than any other moonbat.
I’ve taken heat for this, with Trump supporters denouncing me as a phony conservative, a Jew (indicating where some of these people are coming from), George Will in disguise, et cetera. I’ve even been accused of being paid off. On the contrary, since almost all of the site’s revenue comes from advertising, which is driven by traffic, alienating Trump supporters is likely to cost me a pretty penny. It’s worth it. I haven’t busted my tail every single day for the past 11+ years to produce this site for the paltry income. I’m doing this because America and its core values of individual liberty, property rights, personal responsibility, and limited government are worth defending against moonbats and charlatans.