This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

What Would It Take For Me to Turn on Trump?

  We have a leftest commenter who describes our president in unrecognizable epithets.  Then he asks me:  “What would Trump have to do for you to admit he's unfit to be president?”  Here is my response:

Turning your question back on you Anonymous.  Why did you never turn on Obama?  For eight years, we on the Right had to tolerate him.  He is a black man.  Criticizing him like you criticize Trump was called racist.  So he was inviolable.  But during this time we watched in horror as he dismantled our country, working to radically transform it into a socialist/communist system.

But the American people caught on and said “No you don’t!”  and pushed back at all levels of government.  “We aren’t buying what you are selling.”  So, Anonymous, why can’t you just accept it and try to find something we might buy?

But back to your question.  To me, President Trump is an incredible person who along with his family are making uncalled for sacrifices to restore America–the country I grew up in and served in the military for.  He is not an ideologue but has demonstrated that if one uses good old fashioned common sense American values, they come out conservative.

So, the only thing that would turn me off would be if he became one of you.  That’s not going to ever happen, so your question becomes mute.  The only other thing that would change it of course is for God to tell me He had changed his mind.  However, His declarations are immutable so don’t hold your breath.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blogger

I believe you just described a Jim Jones or Charles Manson style cult.

"Look at Who’s in Charge

Cults are formed around strong leaders, so take a serious look at the motives and personality of the person in charge. According to Morantz and other cult experts, control-freak cult leaders are nearly interchangeable.

Narcissistic personality—Dangerous cult leaders usually hold grandiose notions of their place in the world.
Ability to read others— “A guy like Charles Manson had the ability to spot who, at a party, that he thought he could control. It just seems to be in his personality,” Morantz said. Cult leaders “have the ability to size you up, and realize your weaknesses and get to your buttons.”
Claims of special powers: If a leader claims he’s smarter, holier, and more pure than everyone else, think twice about signing up.
Charisma meets anger: Dangerous cult leaders can be extremely loving, charming and affectionate, but often turn angry and abusive with no warning. This mercurial presentation keeps members off balance."
http://lifehacker.com/how-to-identify-a-dangerous-cult-and-resist-the-urge-t-1795342855

guy faulkes said...

Goofus, you are amusing. Do you not realize that you treat your political beliefs as if they were your religion? You ignore logic and rely on faith in the far left wing of Democrat party in order to form your opinions. You never post an original thought. Instead you repeat the same old La La La La La dogma you have for years. You have little room to accuse anyone of being in a cult unless you admit you belong to one also.

As to the question of " “What would Trump have to do for you to admit he's unfit to be president?", the answer is easy. If he were to start playing the establishment increase big government game, or ignore the constitution, especially the Bill of Rights, that would cause me to rethink my position.

Anonymous said...

Guy

Here you have a number of issues Trump has crossed the line on ignoring the US Constitution and Bill of http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/08/2016-donald-trump-constitution-guide-unconstitutional-freedom-liberty-khan-214139

Anonymous said...

Guy

Here's the Trump Administration's big government game.
". While other Republicans will at least talk a good game about shrinking government, he hasn't really bothered; instead he has talked about a $1 trillion infrastructure plan and increasing government borrowing while borrowing is cheap. He gave lip service to balancing the budget as president, but as with many Trump goals, it has quickly gone by the wayside. The White House isn't even pretending that is still a goal.

And Trump's affinity for big government may be one of the truly big paradigm shifts of his presidency. He has taken in a GOP that got religion on the size of government during the Obama administration and is anxious to see what Trump's brand of populist big government can do for it -- the national debt apparently be damned."
"Here's a sampling of Trump's big-government proclivities that I pointed to last year:

He has called for a massive increase in defense spending that the Trump campaign has said would amount to as much as $500 billion over 10 years, by eliminating the sequester that forced spending cuts when Congress was unable to reach an agreement on a budget.
Trump has said that he wants to spend at least double the $275 billion over five years that [Hillary] Clinton has proposed spending on rebuilding the country's infrastructure — roads, bridges, etc. “By the way, [Hillary Clinton's] numbers is a fraction of what we’re talking about; we need much more money than that to rebuild our infrastructure," he told Fox Business Network in August. "I would say at least double her numbers, and you’re going to really need more than that. We have bridges that are falling down.” He even said in his last book that infrastructure requires "a trillion-dollar rebuilding program."
He has said that he would prevent the Ford Motor Company from building a plant in Mexico by threatening it with tariffs on anything produced there. "Let me give you the bad news: Every car, every truck and every part manufactured in this plant that comes across the border, we’re going to charge you a 35 percent tax — okay? — and that tax is going to be paid simultaneously with the transaction," he said last year.
Trump has said he thinks eminent domain — government seizing private property and compensating people for it in the name of developing it — is "wonderful."
He has proposed massive increases in immigration enforcement that The Fix calculated would cost more than $50 billion over five years — potentially even doubling the amount spent on it."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/04/25/the-era-of-big-government-is-back-thanks-trump/?utm_term=.a52e9234aa0d

guy faulkes said...

Where has Trump increased the size of government, Goofus? He has merely realigned spending money on things that were damaged by the previous administration. He has decreased the amount spent needlessly by the previous administration. Or I should say he proposes to do it. The Legislative branch spends the money, not the Executive.

Your links are merely opinion pieces and are incorrect.

As far as I know, Trump's proposed increases in spending are offset by his illumination of funding things not that are not the concern of the federal government.

Anonymous said...

Guy

Then there that totally unnecessary wall Mexico Trump promised Mexico would pay for.

Anonymous said...

This (from GF)---> "Goofus, you are amusing. Do you not realize that you treat your political beliefs as if they were your religion? "

Was the response to this ---> "The only other thing that would change it(Bloggers "mind") of course is for God to tell me He had changed his mind. "

guy faulkes said...

Goofus the wall should have been built under the Regan administration. The wall and rebuilding our military are the two most important things for Trump to work on.

Sarkazein said...

It is about to get interesting. The MSM, Hollywood, and the Democrats have decided to not accept the outcome of the election (revolution). If President Trump survives this, he will be a first to survive such a political assassination. It is insurmountable odds. The Left is doing exactly as they said disqualified Trump from being president. They are doing exactly what they called "an assault on democracy". The Left is consumed by their massive losses at the state levels and the federal level.
This assault gives me the resolve to support Trump, not to fold to the Left. However, I do not believe he or the country will survive the Left's treachery. The ones who will lose the most in the long run is the Left. But the short term will be everyone's loss.
The Left has called for revolution, everybody loses for now.

Anonymous said...

Trump's biggest enemy is Trump follow by Truth.

Anonymous said...

Trump needs to resign as no ethical professional or knowledgable talent wants to be associated with his corrupt train wreck of an Administration.

Wolf's Head said...

Trump's going to bee there a while.

Might as well get used to it anaon.

Anonymous said...

Wolf

Dream on, the Trump Administration is sinking like the Titanic. Nothing will prevents the word Trump being representative of massive incompetence, corruption and unethical for future generations.

Wolf's Head said...

Maybe, but he is still going to be there for a long time, and the damage he is doing to the leftist agenda continues everyday.

Example:
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/448376/trump-justice-department-settlement-slush-fund

This really frosted me and millions of decent people. Obama prosecutes companies and instead of giving the fines and penalties to the victims, or back to the Treasury he funneled it into leftist organizations that had NOTHING to do with the lawsuit to begin with.

I believe it was a criminal act, much worse than anything Trump has done, but the left just sat back and let it happen because they're moral cowards.

Anyway, everyday Trumjp's administration is gutting your programs and funding. About time.

Blogger said...

Our resident trolls are always screaming Impeach, Here are some for them"
50 Obama Impeachable Offenses

Anonymous said...

After 8 impeccable years, Obama is no longer President of the United States and cannot be impeached.

Sarkazein said...

Anonymouse 5:01 PM- Here is a list of Obama scandals. Please read and when finished push the delete button in your memory again.

CLICK HERE

guy faulkes said...

Goofus, I will give you a partial credit on this one. Obama cannot be impeached now, but he can be charged, convicted, and imprisoned.

Anonymous said...

It is notable that Blogger relies on schizophrenia for decision making.

Sarkazein said...

Comey says Trump never asked him to stop the investigation nor did anyone from the Trump administration. All say there is no evidence of collision between Trump and the Russians. That's official from all the players mouths but it makes no difference.
There is evidence that the Russian hoax was created the night of Hillary's loss by Podesta and Mook and Hillary approved and encouraged.
Even this will make no difference to those who have chosen a revolution rather than abide by the election's results and the US Constitution.

Anonymous said...

Paul Ryan came to Trump's defense, claiming Trump was innocent due to ignorance and incompetence as Trump had no government experience. Trump was either unwilling to listen to his advisors or they themselves had no knowledge of the workings of government. Ryan is correct the Trump administration is incompetent .

Sarkazein said...

Incompetent as government/political class. That's a good thing.

Sarkazein said...

Liberals hate change.

Sarkazein said...

Incompetent at kicking the can down the road.

Anonymous said...

My post is based on Paul Ryan's defense of Trump.