5 Political Lessons to be Learned from Donald Trump
I find it interesting that many politicians and media experts believe that Trump is nothing more than a joke. Unfortunately, many of those people are too busy watching and promoting the “show” instead of listening to the message. That’s right, try not to be distracted and pay attention. Donald Trump is teaching America valuable lessons. So regardless of whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican there are 5 valuable lessons that we all need to learn from watching and listening to Donald Trump.
Politicians are bought and sold – Donald Trump has stated numerous times that he has been donating money to politicians on both sides of the aisle. He has boasted that based upon these donations that when he makes a phone call to request favors, politicians are more than happy to deliver. If anyone in America believes that Trump is the only billionaire calling in favors to our elected officials they are greatly mistaken. The fact that no one is disputing Donald Trump’s claims should be alarming. Trump is shining a bright light on the fact that most elections in this country are based upon money raised and not ideas. This problem needs to be fixed!
Allegiance to Party is more important than your Allegiance to America – The shock waves across America that a politician would dream of running as an independent rather than pledge their allegiance to their party is well…SHOCKING! How crazy is it that the Republicans have to repeatedly beg for Trump's promise to not run as an independant? Do you promise to pledge your support to the Republican nominee and not run as an Independent regardless of who wins the nomination? Translation, do you promise to back a Republican regardless of whether or not you agree with his or her positions even if it’s to the detriment of the Country. What sane person who isn’t influenced by donors would a) admit to being the eventual loser and b) promise to support their competition?
We’re Losing! – Trump is right. We’ve fallen behind as a superpower when it comes to education, production, trade, healthcare, and military strength. We have real problems and we need to find real solutions. Part of the reason we are behind is that we have had decades of “do nothing” politicians who have a stronger allegiance to their party rather than solving the real issues of our time. Trump might not have the answers, but his lack of substantive answers to the problems should not cause us to ignore the fact that we are losing.
Honesty over Political Correctness – Americans are tired of watching career pol
iticians delivering speeches and conducting interviews with the same talking points. Most of these politicians fail to answer any direct questions without delivering a canned answer. Trump isn’t necessarily answering the questions either but at least his answers are refreshingly honest. If he thinks someone is fat, ugly, stupid, or a criminal, he’s not afraid to say it. These are the thoughts that most of us have. We’ll say to our friends “that guy is stupid”. How do we distinguish among these politicians if we can never see real honest disagreement. Please don’t insult us by delivering us the same package as the other candidates while trying to wrap that same package in a different paper. We get it, you’re all Pro Life, you’re all for a stronger military, and you’re all for lower taxes. How are you different? If you all agreed with each other, than you should have gotten something accomplished while you had control of both the House and Senate.
Immigration – The Trump phenomena started with Immigration. And he’s right. The Republicans would not have been focused on this issue unless he brought it to light. The reality is that the Republicans refused to pass any Immigration reform in an effort to punish Obama for Obamacare and the other actions that the President took as a result of Executive Orders. The inaction by the Republican Congress created the perfect environment for Trump. The great Republican plan was to sit on their hands and not let Obama take any credit for progress made by this Country. “We don’t need another 4 Years of Obama” was suppossed to be the political cry of whoever was to become the eventual Republican nominee. The problem with that plan is that the Republicans never planned on Trump. Trump isn’t paid off like the other politicians and refuses to play by the same rules. Trump doesn’t say we don’t need another 4 years of Obama, he says we don’t need another Clinton or Bush.
The Trump Phenomena doesn’t surprise most of us because Congress has had record low poll numbers for years. America is frustrated with career politicians who ignore our dissatisfaction. Regardless of whether or not you agree with Donald Trump, his positions, or tone, don’t ignore the lessons he’s teaching us. America is ready for change; hopefully this is our wake up call.