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Be Careful What You Ask For… [to Trump or not to Trump, that is the question]

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR…  [to Trump or not to Trump, that is the question]

Reuters 5 day polling average:

Trump     39.3%
Cruz        12.8%
Carson       9.6%
Rubio         8.5%
Not vote     7.4%
Jeb Bush     6.1%
Others        [who cares?]

Trump has more than Cruz, Carson, Rubio and Bush combined.  This is in line with most other polls.

However, as the saying goes, be careful what you ask for, because you may get it.


Thus far, Donald Trump has been my first choice.  Donald Trump is a unique character and personality in American politics, very different than any other serious candidate for high political office that I recall in my lifetime.  Trump has both good and bad points.

Do we really want Donald Trump as president and as the Rep candidate?  As we come into the new year and approach decision time, let’s consider carefully who to chose.  It’s worth reconsidering our choices.

First, as Ann Couler says: “Immigration is the most important issue because it determines all other issues.”

Pro #amnesty DQs: Bush, Rubio, Kasich, and unfortunately Carson. 

[Fiorina wants half amnesty, legalization without citizenship, but that is not politically stable and will lead to full amnesty.  Fiorina is a great disappointment to me.  If she had been good on immigration, I would have supported her, and there is a good chance she would have gotten the nomination.  See the Angelo Codevilla quote at the end of this post.  Fiorina could have been that person.  She understands and articulates the #RulingClass vs. the American people better than any other candidate.]

See the candidates’ #immigration grades and positions at:

Trump and Cruz are the best of the leading candidates on immigration earning A- grades.

Pro #ObamaTrade DQs: Bush, Rubio, Kasich and unfortunately Carson.  #ObamaTrade allows unlimited foreign “temporary” workers and allows the Trans Pacific Commission to impose international agreements on America, such as Obama’s #GlobalWarming agreement, without the advice and consent of 2/3 of the Senate as required by the Constitution.   [Cruz voted for the enabling TPA legislation before he voted against it.] 

I believe conservatives have two choices: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.  They have plusses and minus in their positions, personalities, experience, leadership abilities and electability.  We should consider both what kind of president each would make and his chances of winning if nominated.

I suggest a serious and respectful debate between and among conservatives regarding who to support and that we all reconsider our choices before the voting starts.


From above, Angelo Codevilla wrote:

“Donald Trump leapt atop other contenders for the Republican presidential nomination when he acted on the primordial fact in American public life today, from which most of the others hide their eyes, namely: most Americans distrust, fear, are sick and tired of, the elected, appointed, and bureaucratic officials who rule over us, as well as their cronies in the corporate, media, and academic world. Trump’s attraction lies less in his words’ grace or even precision than in the extent to which Americans are searching for someone, anyone, to lead against this ruling class, that is making America less prosperous, less free, and more dangerous.”

Codevilla thinks Trump is not the candidate to lead against the corrupt, incompetent, “do as we say not as we do” Ruling Class.  But if not Trump, then who can best lead against “this ruling class, that is making America less prosperous, less free, and more dangerous”?


The most important political office is that of the private citizen.” Justice Louis D. Brandeis

We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”  Ronald Reagan

I never worry about action, but only inaction.”  Winston Churchill

If there is something about government you don’t like, get together and do something about it.”  Howard Jarvis

It is always too soon to give up.” Pastor Jack Hibbs


Gregory W. Brittain, Attorney at Law
Redlands Tea Party Patriots Cabinet Member
Unite IE Board Member
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  1. Ben Clymer

    Ted Cruz and Rand Paul would be the only two candidates that would actually limit the size of our federal government and in fact have plans to reduce its size. All others will grow it, Trump included. If Republicans believe in limiting government instead of just “growing it slower than the Democrats” than the choice is between these two.

  2. Carolyn

    We need to have this discussion in an open forum and debate. An open in-person meeting would be preferable but an online discussion could be useful and perhaps more practical. Let’s hear some responses.

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