Donald Trump, Bill Whittle and Republican Principles

In 2012, after Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, Bill Whittle delivered an address on Republican principles. The Timid Republican Party has substantially ignored those principles and is not guided by them. Party candidates nevertheless continue to mouth them at election time. Perhaps they understand what the voters want and recite their fealty to get their votes. Once safely in office, they revert to ignoring those same principles.

During the current Republican nomination process, the Establishment has chastised Donald Trump for not being a “real” Republican and not adhering to Republican principles — the principles which they themselves ignore, by which he abides and by which as our President he will continue to abide. As they cringe at his refusal to mince words and to be politically correct, they seem uncomfortable with his wealth and his decision to finance his own primary campaign. Trump is very comfortable with being rich and is rightfully proud of what he has been able to do because of it — including not being subservient to wealthy donors and donor collectives to which Establishment members are themselves subservient.

While watching the video, please ponder what Trump would say — and do — as our candidate and then as our President.

It strikes me that Trump and Whittle care more about “Republican principles” than do members of the Republican Establishment. Trump is substantially more likely to support and adhere to those principles than the Party Establishment has, and than any candidate it would prefer has or would. In recent months, the “unwashed vulgarian” Republican masses have shown that they do as well. They are right.

 

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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  3. bZirk says:

    Thank you for posting this. Heck, thanks for running this blog.

    Pardon me while I go on a rant — hopefully a short rant.

    I keep hearing from conservative commentators and some of my conservative friends how someone like me, a Trump supporter, is not not a conservative and has less than half a brain. Yet, I heard no outrage from these same quarters when it came to the Iran deal, the porous border and that insult of a budget in December 2015. It is a testament to my self-control that I have not blown a gasket, but I realize that would accomplish nothing more than a few minutes of relief. In the meantime, I am hoping that those who are mad will get over their anger that Trump has won and will eventually realize he can very possibly win in a landslide against Hillary. End of rant.

    With respect to feeling Trump can win in a landslide, I base that on anecdotal evidence as well as the record breaking votes for Trump and great numbers abandoning the Democratic party. I travel for my business, and everywhere I go, people are talking about the election. I have never heard anything like it in my 57 years. It doesn’t matter if they’re Democrats or Republicans or Independents, there is a lot of excitement that the people will take back their country from the ruling class. I hear a lot of rhetoric about how they have us in a stranglehold, and Trump is the guy to break it. That’s what some others don’t get — that this is not about party. It’s about Americans (mostly the middle class) repudiating the ruling class (and the media in great part as well) because so many fear we are losing our country due to the debt and being unsafe. Those are the comments I hear most of all.

  4. Tom Carter says:

    Whittle’s speech was great. Thanks!

    Problem is, no one has any idea what most of Trump’s policy positions really are, and where there’s more clarity he’s confused and often childish. He’s pro-choice, he’s pro-life. He’s going to deport 11 million illegal immigrants in two months, but of course he won’t. He’s going to ban all Muslim immigrants until “we figure out what the hell is going on.” But he won’t get that done. He’s going to build a wall, and Mexico will pay for it — maybe, and highly unlikely. Under his presidency, American will honor its agreements, except of course for those agreements that he doesn’t like. Putin is evil, but he can get along with Putin. If he orders American soldiers to do something illegal, like torture, “believe me, they’ll do what I tell them.” No, they won’t because that would make them criminals. And on and on….

    The thought of Hillary as president is depressing; Trump, moreso.

    • Obviously, we disagree about Trump and his positions. So be it.

      As to whether Trump is more depressing than Hillary, David Horowitz recently wrote two article on the subject, here and here. Even David Spengler, a @Nevertrump guy from way back, conceded here that Trump will be better than Hillary.

      • Tom Carter says:

        I thought Bush-Gore in 2000 was a really rotten forced choice, so I didn’t vote. That’s where I’m headed for 2016 — I’ll vote for other offices, but I seriously doubt that I’ll vote for Trump or Hillary.

        Of course, since I vote in Texas, my decision not to vote in 2016 will be as meaningless as it was in 2000.

        I have to admit, though, that I look forward with a certain amount of curmudgeonly anticipation to the writhing and wailing of liberals if Trump is elected.

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