ROMNEY WORDSWORTH – It is Wednesday, December 16, 2015, and you know what that means. It’s Trumpday! Let’s get started.
On last Sunday’s show with Chris Wallace on FOXNEWS, Donald Trump was asked a fairly open ended question by Chris Wallace: “What do you think of Ted Cruz?”
What followed was a cringeworthy diatribe by Trump, trashing Ted Cruz from a bizarre angle of attack. “I don’t think he has the right temperament. I don’t think he’s got the right judgment,” Trump responded.
“You look at the way he’s dealt with the Senate where he goes in there like a … You know, frankly, like a little bit of a maniac. You’re never gonna get things done that way. You can’t walk into the Senate and scream and call people liars and not be able to cajole and get along with people. He’ll never get anything done, and that’s the problem with Ted.”
Ugh!! Trump was already brewing a giant cup of irony by deciding to lecture Cruz on the subject of temperament. Let’s face it, Donald Trump is the George S. Patton of the presidential field, while Ted Cruz has had the placid and calm demeanor of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ted Cruz has run the most error and gaffe free campaign of any candidate. Ted Cruz may be the guy that Trump has to offer the vice-presidency to in a contested convention in order to garner enough delegates to secure the GOP nomination. If that were to happen, these are words that Trump will have to walk back later, all the way down his own throat, eating them.
Worse, calling Cruz a maniac because he made a principled stand via a filibuster to slow down the passage of Obamacare is anathema to conservative voters. Cruz is a HERO for that lone stand against the Progressive Steamroller. It is a major line item on Cruz’ resume that qualifies him in the eyes of many conservative voters to BE president. Trump’s dismissive tone that Cruz “can’t get things done” that way sounds a lot like Trump is saying that he can “cross the aisle and work with Democrats to get things done”. Note to The Donald: If that was the ability that was selling with voters this year, it would be Jeb Bush that would be polling in the high thirties, and the punditocracy class would be telling us that the GOP primary race was already “over”.
So, count me among those that are scratching our heads over what the heck was Trump thinking by attacking Ted Cruz from the Left.
Nevertheless, Donald Trump has once again successfully defied conventional wisdom, seeming almost prescient, by calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration.
The Monmouth University Poll, the first poll to be published since Donald Trump called for a “temporary pause in Muslim immigration” until a valid vetting process can be established (oh, how utterly extreme of him as the bullet ridden bodies pile up in San Bernadino, I know) shows that support for Donald Trump with Republican and Independent voters has GROWN. Donald Trump is now at an all time high of 41%, breaking into the 40’s for the first time. Prediction: This number is going to go higher as new Muslim atrocities are reported from Europe, and when the next jihadi attack kills more Americans on American soil. This should surprise no one, as it is as natural as night following day. And by the way, Constitutional scholars have confirmed that banning Muslims from entering the US due to national security concerns is perfectly within the powers of the Presidency, and was last done by Jimmy Carter to keep out Iranian radicals during the Iran Hostage Crisis.
Furthermore, events are rolling out one after the other showing that Trump is right. We now find out that the Obama Regime has forbidden DHS from examining the statements made by Muslim immigrants on social media, even though it is one of the most effective ways to learn what evil lurks in the hearts of men (and women). Muslims turn out to not be immune from the Millennial compulsion to vomit every detail of their personal lives on Facebook. The San Bernadino Jihadi couple spelled out their Islamic radicalism in lurid detail, if anyone had bothered to check.
This points out in stark contrast that the Obama Regime is not only incapable of properly vetting Muslim “refugees” from the Middle East, it is actually needlessly hamstrung from doing so. In the face of such willful incompetence, the only sane option is to hit the brakes on letting any more Muslims into the country.
On Tuesday, the entire school district of Los Angeles was shut down over a terror attack threat. The same threat was made on New York City schools, but the decision was made to hold classes. This turned out to be the correct decision, as the threat soon proved to be a hoax. Los Angeles over-reacted and gave the terrorists, and/or the trolling pranksters, a win by shutting down, creating its own version of calamity as parents had to stay home with their kids and miss work. The nation needs competent leadership to head off Islamic Terror Cells before they take the war in the Middle East here to America on a permanent basis.
When you are at war, you need a Commander in Chief like George Patton—aggressive and decisive, and willing to do what needs to get done to secure victory. This facet of the presidency, the role of Commander in Chief, may become the paramount qualification that voters assess between the various candidates. We are only a few more terror attacks away from it becoming the dominant priority of the 2016 race. In that regard, Donald Trump remains well positioned to win the Presidency.