A Matter of Conscience and Principle

By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots

Over the past couple of weeks, since the GOP convention, I…along with others from the why 1#NEVERTRUMP camp, including my friend and colleague Diane Sori…have been regaled with charges of abandoning our principles for stating that we will now be voting for Trump in November.

We have been told, primarily by Cruz supporters, that we have become traitors and that we have become Trumpers.

I believe it is time to clear the air and put our position into its proper perspective related to the reality of the big picture, and I hope many of those who have taken to social media, acting just as the true Trumpers did leading up to the convention, hurling vile insults at us will take the time to read this article through to the end and reevaluate their position.

Here we go…

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Trumpenomics – A Disaster in the Making

When it comes to trade, and trade deals, Trump’s low-information following is all about en 1their candidate’s plans. They love his tough talk and his bloviations regarding China and Mexico…about how he intends to “make America great again,” by imposing stiff, 45% tariffs on our trade partners if they don’t straighten out and let us win.

It sure sounds good, unless of course, one looks into the details and has a shred of common sense about them.

What Trump is proposing is economic nationalism. America first and to hell with everybody else. If Mexico and China don’t do exactly what Trump and his low-information followers want, Trump…should he become the president, will stick it to them but good with 45% taxes on any products that either country tries to send to the United States.

But that’s not all…

Trump has also made it quite clear that he would also slam high taxes on American companies that have already located in foreign countries or those who are thinking about doing so thus intimidating them into NOT relocating, or making doing business FROM a foreign country so pricey that they will be FORCED to return home to America.

As I said…sounds good to the low-information crowd but…

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Liberals and Their Common Core Bathrooms

By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots http://www.americanpbn.com/

For the love of Pete.toi 1

We have a gaggle of brain dead celebrities, and equally brain dead politicians who just can’t tolerate the most basic toilet etiquette.

Because some states have passed into law, statutes which require men to use the men’s room and women to use the women’s room, liberal moonbats are coming unglued left and…left.

What’s going on here is stupid on more than one level.

First of all…we need LAWS regarding who should be peeing where? SERIOUSLY? It’s become so much of a problem, like people who tend to use their toasters in the shower for which we have safety stickers telling us not to…that we now need LAWS, passed by individual states, telling us which bathrooms we are supposed to use?

Apparently so, but…

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Trump – Unfit to Serve…Part 2 of 2

By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots http://www.americanpbn.com/

Yesterday, in “Trump – Unfit to Serve…Part 1 of 2” I outlined several recent events and dic 1Donald Trump’s reactions to them while also touching upon Trump’s more generally known characteristics of being narcissistic, arrogant and demeaning.

But to really, truly grasp the inner workings of Donald Trump’s mindset, which is more psychosis than mindset, we most look at other character traits he possesses.

While Trump’s followers applaud these traits, and excuse them as being not politically correct, others don’t care for his behavioral traits, are annoyed by them, or are repulsed by them. It has been well-known for some time that Trump’s unfavorable ratings were quite high but just a couple of days ago, new polling suggests that his unfavorable ratings have now reached 70% which is historically, a record high since this data has been compiled dating back to 1992.

Before I provide some of Trump’s more basic characteristics, it should also be noted that although Trump is currently the front runner in the 2016 Republican race, his numbers are the lowest since 1980 which, as you will soon see, plays a vital role in his behavior.

Everybody, it seems, has an opinion of Donald Trump, and like him or dislike him…his basic traits are the linchpin which guides all of our feelings toward him.

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Trump – Unfit to Serve…Part 1 of 2

By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots http://www.americanpbn.com/

I believe that Donald Trump is on the cusp of losing the Republican nomination and I psy 1believe he knows it which is why he has turned the blame factor up to full blast but who is really to blame?

Nobody but Donald J. Trump.

Trump’s narcissistic ego disallows any acceptance of self-blame, and his bombast flows over to his followers who have become so emotionally invested in Trump that they simply can’t handle or accept simple facts.

And there are plenty of facts.

Let’s take Colorado as an example…Trump’s followers are all over social media blaming Ted Cruz for Trump’s zero delegates, and they’re acting like this was something concocted BY Cruz at the last minute and that Cruz behaved unethically in winning all 34 of Colorado’s delegates.

Here are the facts…

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Why So Grumpy…Trumpy?

By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots http://www.americanpbn.com/

Oh, my…his Trumpness, lord of the lies, Emperor of the realm of low-information voters gru 1and the bloviating buffoon of bombast is having another bad week and he’s got his panties all wadded up something fierce.

Out of the last 160 delegates, Ted Cruz has picked up 152 to Trumpy Grumpy Pants’ 8 and Grumpy Trumpy is throwing yet another Trumper tantrum , especially over Cruz’s 34 delegate total sweep in Colorado.

Social media is full of angry little low-information Trumpkins who are following the lead of their Emperor in crying foul, that Cruz stole the delegates in the Rocky Mountain state and that somehow, the GOP establishment rigged the process there, and just to squash Trump, Colorado disenfranchised the voters by not allowing them to cast a single ballot.

Dear Trumpkins…that decision was made by the Colorado Republican party…last August…not last week and the rules for candidates, as to how they could secure those 34 delegates, have been public for 7 months. Nothing about it was hidden, and as each state’s political parties can design their own system for the primaries, there was nothing underhanded or unethical about it.

Of course, there are plenty of little Trumpkins out there, like Rebecca Overton-Hooker who are all too giddy to show off their low-information agenda…

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I’ll Stand With the Constitutional Conservative

By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots http://www.americanpbn.com/

A few days ago, I was told, in no uncertain terms by one of Donald Trump’s blind followers to, cru 1take my support for Cruz and “stick it!”

She failed to say where but she was clear in that she simply didn’t want to read the truth about Trump, and in that respect, she is not alone as Trump’s followers just don’t seem to be capable of handling the truth.

I have always said that if one really wants to know what liberals are up to, just look at what they accuse Conservatives of doing. If there is a liberal handbook, I suggest that blaming conservatives for exactly what the liberal is doing is on page one.

Before the final tally from Wisconsin was in, but after it was clear that Ted Cruz would post a double digit victory there, Donald Trump issued another signature tantrum in which he accused Cruz of a crime directly related to this election.

Trump accused Cruz of coordinating directly with his Super Pacs which is in direct violation of election law and he did so without providing any details, without naming any witnesses and without even the slightest shred of evidence and while many regard such an allegation as little more than sour grapes, the incessant whining of one who acts like a 2 year old who didn’t get his way…I suggest there is much more to it than that.

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Trump Substitutes Fantasy for Substance

By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots http://www.americanpbn.com/

While Donald Trump has said that, “I’m capable of changing to anything I want to non 1change to,” is has become obvious that what he meant was that he’s able to pander to whoever he wants to but he has shown, all too often, that he has no intention at all of changing.

Over the past two weeks, Trump has launched frivolous and baseless attacks against Heidi Cruz, the baseless National Enquirer rubbish smelled of his hair gel and Mexican made clothing line,  issued multiple statements regarding his multiple positions on abortion, had a disastrous, nationally televised town hall appearance in which he contradicted himself over and over again while naming education and healthcare as two of the three primary functions of government and had his Chinese made campaign hat handed to him by Wisconsin talk radio host Charlie Sykes.

But change?

No, Donald Trump hasn’t changed one little bit and that is exactly why he got pummeled in the Wisconsin primary Tuesday night. Further evidence of Trump’s inability to change was evident  in a statement released by his campaign after Tuesday night’s utter defeat in Wisconsin…

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Bugs Bunny Was Right…What a Maroon

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By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots http://www.americanpbn.com/

As bugs bunny would say…mor 1

“What a maroon…”

The man who would be POTUS…the loon followed by blind, low-information voters…Donald J. Trump…is now bordering on displaying the collective intelligence of a sack of potatoes.

My apologies to spuds everywhere.

Given that whoever the next POTUS is, that person will be tasked with appointing at least one, if not several Supreme Court Justices and one would think…no…one would HOPE that whoever that is has, at the very least, an inkling of what the job of a Supreme Court Justice actually is.

Now we KNOW that Ted Cruz knows exactly what the duties of the SCOTUS are. After all, Cruz has argued several cases before the nation’s highest court and as a Constitutional expert, Cruz knows full well that the SCOTUS interprets the Constitution were our laws are concerned. It is the job of the SCOTUS to determine whether or not our laws meet Constitutional muster.

But moron Don?

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Lacking Substance, Trump Resorts to Sleaze

By Craig Andresen Right Side Patriots http://www.americanpbn.com/

Nearly as soon as Donald Trump announced his candidacy, with the presumptive front sle 1runner being heralded as Jeb Bush…the National Enquirer ran a hit piece aimed directly at Bush, accusing him of being involved in some drug-running thing back in the 80’s and followed it up with some nonsense regarding a supposed sex scandal between Jeb Bush and a Playboy bunny.

It was all pretty unnecessary as Bush never got his campaign off to even a slow roll but it was the Enquirer’s first foray into the 2016 race.

Then, last Fall, when it looked like there might be a growing grassroots movement behind Dr. Ben Carson, the National Enquirer ran a salacious story alleging that Carson, in the course of an operation, left a sponge in a patient’s brain.

The article went on and on making outlandish and rhetorical statements about Carson, calling him a “White House wannabe,” and accusing him of using his scalpel like “a meat cleaver,” among other things.

For his part, Carson dismissed the Enquirer telling reporters that, “It is true that we put a certain type of sponge in to pad things away and sometimes there is a reaction to that sponge and that’s what happened.” Carson also related the fact that he has performed more than 15,000 operations and after digging through every ditch they could find, the Enquirer managed to find 5 or 6 patients with an axe to grind but, according to Carson, “many of those cases never went anywhere, because the legal system said, ‘Are you kidding me?’ and threw it out.”

The facts proved Carson to be correct and the story was short-lived but it accomplished one very important thing…

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