The Trump Army Needs You!

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The day we have worked for is here and Trump is now our presumptive nominee. If everything goes well he will have enough delegates to be the nominee right after New Jersey declares him the winner. Don’t stop voting though. We need to give Trump as many delegates and votes as we can to send a clear message!

It is time to set our eyes on the general though and how we can each help to get Trump elected as president of the United States. I will list several groups in this article and what their mission should be for this election. Trump nation as a whole needs to welcome the newcomers to the Trump train with the love we show for each other. After all we need every vote we can to Make America Great Again.

Social Conservatives/EvangelicalsDEFEND OUR HOME! – We have many committed social conservatives on the train already and your main mission will be to convince other evangelicals that Trump is someone worth voting for and not merely the lesser of two evils. The forces of never Trump are really divided into two camps. Their own social conservatives who feel that Trump is not hard enough on issues like abortion and the neoconservatives who would like to continue free trade and interventionism. You will have to reach out to your fellow evangelicals and get them on board the Train.

We have to be honest with them. Abortion and other social and moral issues are not that high our nominee’s priority list. If you look at his speeches, rhetoric, and actions Trump cares most about returning prosperity to America and making sure everyone follows the rule of law. Any abortion change would have to come from the grassroots during his election which is something evangelicals specialize in anyway. The most comforting thing is that he would not make it any worse. Social Conservatives will also have concerns about his morality and character. After all he has been on the front page of the tabloids for decades now and has more scandals and stories than you can shake a stick at. The answer to this is very simple. Point to Ivanka, Don Jr, and Eric. Can anyone truly immoral raise such wonderful children? How many moral men and women do you know who have children much worse? That should lay aside any concerns on his morality.

It is easy for evangelicals to remain complacent. After all Trump is already ahead by 20 points in places like West Virginia, so why bother? It is true that even if you win a state by 1 point or 20 you still get the same number of electoral votes. Remember though that Trump needs to make a lot of changes once he gets into office. To do that he needs the biggest mandate he can get which means the popular vote becomes important for AFTER the election. We also must remember that just like when we spread seeds to evangelize others we never know where those we convert will end up. They may very well be the person who goes into Michigan or Ohio and casts the deciding vote. Remember only 50-60% of Americans vote. That is almost half the population we can reach out too.

Blue Collar/White Collar Workers – MAN THE FRONT LINES! – If you are a worker who supports Trump you are literally in the front line for this election. If you could define this election in one issue it would be trade. Hillary with her support of TPP and Trump with his opposition to it. Make no mistake even if Hillary says that she has abandoned TPP she will still sign it once elected. Just look at the actions of President Obama. He would not be pushing TPP all over the world now if he did not think his chosen successor would pursue it. Related to this is illegal immigration as well which depresses wages. Unions and other working class organizations usually vote democrat. Their leaders are usually very well-connected with the democratic leadership as well. It will be your job to talk to the members of the unions and other workers and convince them that another Detroit lies at the end of TPP. Instead of returning jobs to the country it would slowly bleed it out. It would be another thing if we were to get high tech jobs to replace it. Yet those jobs are being outsourced as well thru the BPO industry and inside the country given to H-1B visa holders.

Your fellow workers will be afraid at first. After all how can they support someone who does not want to increase the federal minimum wage. Remember that Trump plans to remove illegal immigrants, thereby reducing the labor pool, and return jobs to America, thereby increasing the number of jobs. When you reduce the supply of labor and increase the number of jobs then wages go up. Most importantly they go up in the proper pace. We do not impose a standard wage across the country which while may make sense in Los Angeles would kill job opportunities in Chicago, Detroit , and any other city which is not doing as well. Not to mention the damage this would do to smaller towns.They will be skeptical of Trump’s own business practices. You have to remind them that that is the only way to survive in America. We must first change the system and Trump is the only hope for that. They may be leery about voting for a republican, but remind them that we already kicked out our establishment. The Bush family has been thrown out of the race by Trump early on and are now even refusing to endorse him. Which is a good thing.

You have one of the most important tasks in this election. The states that must swing are heavily populated by blue and white-collar workers. In previous elections the choice between the two parties was not readily apparent. They both supported Nafta and outsourcing and really only differed on social issues. This is your chance to tell them that you want no part of it.

Minorities – PREACH BROTHERS! – If you are a minority and are supporting Donald Trump then you already know the truth. Illegal immigration and free trade has hurt minority communities the most. When Senator Sanders speaks of 50% youth unemployment among blacks and very high rates among Latinos that is precisely because of illegal immigrants taking what jobs are available and the companies outsourcing the rest due to free trade deals. Instead of doing part-time work youth are instead led into a life of gangs, which leads into them becoming hardened criminals in the future, which in turn tarnishes the black and brown reputation in the country. Trump was once asked “How would you fix race relations in America”. He answered “Make sure everyone has a job”. That is really how simple it is. Will it fix everything? No. But it will fix enough so that the rest can be dealt with in time. Everyone is more tolerant of their neighbor if we are all prosperous.

Your fellow minorities will call you crazy. They will ask how you can support a racist. Democrats call Republicans racist every election. Bush was a racist. McCain was a racist. Romney was a racist. Trump is a racist. If Jesus Christ himself ran on a republican ticket he would be called a racist. The most telling thing is that when they ask a protester what racist thing Trump has said against African-Americans they could not say any specific thing. Your friends will find it hard to vote for a republican and will bring up a whole host of sins that the republican party has done in the past. The question to ask is how has working exclusively for Democrats worked out for you? If you are better off than you were before then continue doing it. If you are worse off maybe it is time to give another party a chance. At the very least democrats will work harder to earn your votes in the future.

Your road is one of the hardest and takes the most courage. Remember that democrats usually win African-Americans and Hispanic Americans by huge margins. In the last election Obama won by 93-7. Any dent you can make in that will have huge impacts not only in this election but in how much the vote of minorities are valued by political parties in the future.

The Alt Right-THE RED PILL!- In many ways Trump is the first candidate to come out of alt right. He believes in doing the best thing for the country instead of following strict conservative and liberal lines. He understands the dangers of globalization and unrestricted immigration as well as the true nature of Islamic terrorism. In many ways a Trump presidency would mean that the country would be pulled back to the center from the extreme globalist path it is on now and is a test of a more nationalistic direction of the country. Our task is first to lay off the conservative wing of the republican party. Trump is trying to mend fences and our evangelical allies will try to bring the party together.We have to make sure we do not hinder their efforts and if possible aid it. Most importantly we have to reach out to Sanders supporters and offer them the red pill. We have multiple contact points with them online. We have contacts in Reddit where each group regularly posts in each others question page. We have contact with them in twitter, Facebook, and even 4chan. Out of all the groups in Trump’s coalition we are the one online the most and are the most invested in a Trump victory. We have to go into enemy democratic party and enlighten any of the people we can. The most important thing is to offer ourselves as a contrast to Hillary Clinton supporters. They are tired of being talked down to and made to appear like violent thugs by the media. Something we should be familiar with as we experienced it ourselves. We have to be kind to them and offer them sound arguments as to why Trump is a better choice.

People will always say that Trump and Sanders supporters have nothing in common and they should have no reason to vote for Trump. Remind them that both groups see the current political parties as extensions of corporate interests. Remind them that Hillary and her policies is a continuation of corporate influence in politics and interventionism abroad. Remind them that both parties are against free trade and would like to return jobs back to America. Some Sanders supporters will bring up that Trump would like to leave the minimum wage issue up to the states. Remind them that Sweden, one of their model countries, rejected a nationwide minimum wage and instead sets minimum wage by industry recognizing that each industry has a different standard just as each state has a different standard of living. A living wage in Alabama would not be enough in Los Angeles and a living wage in Los Angeles would cripple businesses in Virginia. Most of all remind them to look past the personalities. This election will be about whether or not they are satisfied with the status quo.

Our path will take us deep into enemy territory but the rewards will be worth it. Last election ony 6 percent of democrats voted against their own party. If we give the red pill to enough of our lost brothers then we can change that and help win states that our blue-collar brothers are working on and help put blue states like New Jersey into play.

There are of course more groups in the Trump coalition and if you weren’t mentioned here I will make another article for you in the future. Remember that in most elections we don’t get a choice. Interventionism and free trade has already been set. All that matters is the degree in which we take it. This election more than any other allows us a choice on the direction we want the country to go in. We need to take advantage of this. MAGA.

 

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State of the General

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Hey everyone. I will be using this page to track the state of the general election as we move forward. I will include the likely result by state as of current polling. I will take polls from may 3, when Trump became the presumptive nominee, onward. Initially I will just replace the polls with the latest one and hopefully after the GOP convention there will be enough polling to get aggregate data. Most of the polls will come from real clear politics. If the poll does not come from there I will place a link after the poll. I will only include states which have had polling done in this page 1) because I believe this is a realignment year. 2) It allows me to fill up the data organically (less work initially) 3) It seems more fun this way. States which are +/- 5 I will place in the undecided column and states with +6 I will give to the respective candidate. Updates will come as I get more polls. Trump Vs Clinton Fight!

Trump 41 EV    Clinton 102 EV    Undecided 128 EV

Trump – 41 EV

Louisiana – Trump + 16 – 8 EV

Tennessee – Trump +9 – 11 EV  http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2016/05/vanderbilt-poll-trump-leads-clinton-in-tennessee-by-nine-points/

Indiana – Trump +9 – 11 EV  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzYWYWbqPbrFYmpfbExFNm1wYjQ/view

West Virginia – Trump + 27 – 5 EV

Utah – Trump + 13 – 6 EV http://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/9518-

Clinton – 102 EV

Oregon – Clinton + 11 – 7 EV

Massachusetts – Clinton + 24 – 11 EV

New Jersey – Clinton + 7 – 14 EV

Wisconsin – Clinton + 12 – 10 EV http://www.federationforchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/16296-WI-School-Choice-Memo-Slides.pdf

California – Clinton + 14 – 55 EV https://twitter.com/PpollingNumbers?lang=en

New Mexico – Clinton + 8 – 5 EV http://nmpoliticalreport.com/44100/clinton-leads-in-nm-in-three-way-race/

Undecided – 128 EV

Virginia – tie – 13 EV

New Hampshire – Clinton +2 – 4 EV

Arizona – Trump +4 – 11 EV

Georgia – Trump + 3 – 18 EV

North Carolina – Trump +4 – 15 EV

Ohio Clinton +5 18 EV  https://twitter.com/PpollingNumbers/status/734393733978951680?lang=en

Florida clinton +1  29 EV https://twitter.com/PpollingNumbers/status/734394130168680448?lang=en

Pennsylvania – Clinton +1 – 20 EV

Some regular blue and regular red states have some early polling giving the edge towards Clinton. Though the results in NC and NM are very close to my +5 border. AZ and Ohio are close as well and trump has had momentum lately so we may see a change soon. If you have any polls for me to include place it in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

Open Letter to Cruz Republicans

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To my Fellow Patriots,

My message today is about party unity. I am not going to sit here and defend Trump as a conservative. He is not. He is a nationalist. That means that he identifies with the GOP more as the GOP has been more about border security than the Democrats have. Does that mean he thinks all GOP ideas are ones that put America first? No. He will disagree with the GOP on free trade and most likely always will.

Cruz would not have done a lot better than Romney. I wager the same states that Romney lost he would have lost and the same states Romney won he would have won as well. Which of course leaves you with a democrat for a president. Is that in any way cruz’s fault? No not really. Changing demographics as well as an educational system designed to produce liberals has made it so that Republicans cannot win national contests anymore and have to rely on heavily gerrymandered districts for congressional control.

There are two theories floating about on how the republicans can win. First is to bring out the “missing white” voters.  Well I have good news for you on that front. Trump has already brought them out. It is up to you on whether you will accept them or not. Second is to broaden their appeal to blacks and latinos. I want to discuss this further. For latinos republicans have tried to flirt with amnesty and other programs angering their base and for blacks you have tried to make the case that they need education, values, and other things to get a job. In both lines you are trying to outdemocrat democrats. Its just not going to happen. Democrats will always push for more open borders than you and they will always offer more free things than you. It comes with their territory.

Trump is offering a different tactic. He is wooing them from the Republican side. He is telling them that provided they work for it they can have jobs and he will prioritize them over illegal aliens. Will it work? Maybe. It has a better chance than trying to be a bigger democrat. With Trump limiting outsourcing and illegal immigration we can now legitimately offer jobs that democrats would not be able to provide so they can pull themselves out of their economic situation.

Your concern is that you will no longer recognize the party after Trump is done with it. Rightly so. Nationalism and conservatism don’t always see eye to eye on all issues. Trump will come and he will go. Hopefully after eight years. If worse comes to worse after this November. Yet the people will still be in the party long after that. Conservatism will still be there and depending on your actions now, could have a lot more adherents.

You now have a unique opportunity. There are many more people in the party now than there has been before. Do they pass your ideological stress test? Not by a long shot. Can you now discuss things with them to convince them to become conservative? Yes! Do you want to revitalize the conservative movement? Well you have all these people now who have previously hardened their hearts are now willing to listen provided  you accept them. We are fed up with the liberal lies and are more wiling to hear the truth now. Everyone who is voting for Cruz fervently believes in the fundamental rightness of the conservative cause. It is easier to convince people of that standing side by side rather than shouting across a room. If you truly believed your ideas have merit you would jump at the chance to reach a wider audience than ever before.

Conservatives believe in giving and receiving value in all things. I want unity because I would like a president Trump and believe that some nationalistic ideas would pull us out of this hole we are in. I propose that unity would be beneficial for you too because it gains you an audience of willing listeners ready to be converted to the conservative cause. I pray that we can unite for the benefit of the country and conservatism in general.

signed,

A Trump Supporter

The Trump Doctrine

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Everyone will know by now that there has been a foreign policy speech by Mr. Trump outlining his vision for a different kind of foreign policy for the United States. There have been some who called it incoherent and rambling while others have hailed it as visionary. I will be breaking down the Trump Doctrine for you in this article.

Before we get to it, we have to first realize that Trump has already done a tremendous service by offering up a different view on foreign policy than other politicians. Traditionally we have always had similar views from both Republicans and Democrats. Centred on free trade, exporting democracy thru military or cultural means, and projecting American power throughout the globe no matter the cost. Previous elections never gave us a choice on the theory but rather the choice was limited to how we would implement the specifics.

It is very healthy for a democracy to offer these topics up for discussion and decision by the people. Do you want a continuation of Nafta and eventually the TPP or do you want it reversed? Should we pay for the defense of every nation in NATO? Do we need to engage in nation building and transform middle eastern dictatorships into democracies? The answers have always been taken for granted and it is about time the questions have been asked.

Peace Through Strength

The roman emperor Hadrian was the first to coin this phrase. It is true in his time as it is now. Every foreign policy decision must be viewed thru the lens of America First. We must decide what makes the country stronger either economically , politically, or socially and act on that. After all if we are to have any value to our allies then we must be as strong as we possibly can.

This is the core principle of the Trump doctrine and as such it is the most widely criticized. People say that it calls for isolationism and abandonment of the US role in the world. It calls for none of that. It calls for a renegotiation of every agreement that we have to make sure that both sides benefit equally. America can no longer take on the burden of subsidizing the rest of the world. It can no longer afford to ship out jobs, give jobs inside the country to illegals from outside, and pay for the defense of the rest of the world. If current trends continue the US will collapse in on itself and the rest of the world will be left to fend for itself anyway.

The Trump doctrine wants America to be there for its allies, but we also want our allies to be there for us. If we find that the only way for some of the relationships we are in to continue is for the US to pay for more than its share then we should be willing to take a look at that relationship and the commitment of that ally to us. A relationship like that may not be worth keeping and it is better to find out now rather than

All nations work towards its own self-interest. It is only in America where outsourcing jobs to foreign countries is praised as a virtue, where employing illegal immigrants over citizens is seen as desirable, and where providing for the poor of other nations is considered more important that providing for the poor of other nations. All nations put their own interest first yet only in America is it called fascism. The Trump doctrine seeks to change that. After all if America is doing well then it has more resources to help the rest.

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Unpredictable like fire and immovable as mountain. This is part of the battle standard of the japanese general Shingen Takeda. Trump has been criticized for his saying that the actions of the US must be predictable and certain to its allies and then in another part of the speech say that the country must be more unpredictable in its dealings with ISIS. People point to this and dismiss the entire doctrine as contradictory.

Most generals can point out the difference between strategy and tactics. Strategy being the overall goal while tactics are how the goal is achieved. The US must be immovable as the mountain when it comes to our commitments to our allies and enemies. If our ally needs support they must know that we will be behind them and if our enemies attack they must know that the retaliation will be certain and disproportionate. The US must also be unpredictable like fire when dealing with our enemies. They know the retaliation is coming but they must not know when or how. There is no merit in telling the media that we are deploying a thousand soldiers by this date or that we are removing them by another. That just lets our enemies plan ahead. There is no merit in telling the enemy that we will not use nukes or any other methods. It is always better to let them wonder how the retaliation is coming. If there is anything dealing with terrorism has thought us is that it is a lot harder to defend from a threat which can come from any direction.

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

The words of Teddy Roosevelt form an integral part of the Trump Doctrine. America as a country must use all means possible to avoid war, however if war must be fought then we should do everything we possibly can to get the war over with as quickly as possible and get out. We must not engage in any useless nation building that has plagued previous administrations. As Trump has said we must not force democracy upon cultures who may not want it. Instead Trump proposes we promote western values throughout the world. If these cultures then see democracy as something that is beneficial to them then they can implement it without our intervention.

Critics are quick to point out that this is contradictory. Why call for isolationism one day, killing the families of ISIS after, and then letting Putin fight ISIS the next. They miss that this is all part of the same strategy. War is terrible and must be resisted at all cost. If we must fight though we have to use every means necessary to break the will of the enemy. Let them see what the war they have wanted so much will cost them. Utilizing countries with the same goal like Russia as allies in the fight is part of that. There are enough bodies to fill with bullets and their help can only make the fight end faster. As Trump says if America must fight it will fight to win.

Old Friends and New

The Chinese have a saying. “Do not trample over old friends in your rush to make new ones”. This is an integral part of the Trump doctrine as well. Trump says that our allies have been treated terribly and they are looking at different places for help. This is true. Let us take a look at Britain for example. We have had a long history of friendship with them and fought on the same side in every war this century. Yet in his recent trip there President Obama sided with the EU saying that if Britain left they would go to the back of the line for any new trade agreements. The US was able to finalize trade agreements with Australia and other countries in 10 months but he said that it would take 10 years for a Britain not in the EU to get one. Whether the Brits stay or leave the EU they will always remember that the US chose their relationship with Germany and the EU over them.

Let us take a look at Israel now. The US and Israel have had a very close relationship and have fought on the same side on multiple occasions. Yet we signed the deal with Iran, which Israel views as a direct threat to its existence. In our efforts to make peace with Iran we have left out Israel. Let us take North Korea, South Korea, and Japan into consideration next. We have watched North Korea one of our enemies develop nuclear weapons and become a nuclear power while we deny these very same weapons to our allies and in the case of Japan even deny them the right to have a standing army.

I hope the danger is clear here. In most of our interactions we have consistently sided with nations we would like to be friendlier or have normal relations with over our longstanding allies. If the message we are sending is that we will consistently do this then what incentive do countries have to keep long-term alliances with the US? The message we are sending them is that if they are closer to us we will take them for granted yet when they begin to pull away that is the only time we will consider them again. Our current foreign policy has made it so that it is more profitable for a country to be belligerent towards the US than to be friendly.

Our allies must be shown that there are rewards for their loyalty. If there is a conflict, the default position must be that we take their side. Does that mean we should always support them no matter what? No. Every situation must still be looked at based on its individual merits but the length and track record of our allies fighting for our interests should be a major factor into which side we take. For instance in the Brexit situation with Britain unsure of its stance and Germany a newer ally, the Trump Doctrine would have preferred to be neutral instead of heavily committing to one side.

Removing Prejudice

Martin Luther King Jr once said that we must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Russia has always been the great enemy to American foreign policy. The world is viewed as a chessboard with American democracy on one side and Soviet communism on the other. The Trump doctrine views this as an outdated worldview and maintains that friendly relationships and even an alliance with Russia is possible.

The US has fought against the British for independence, Germany in both world wars, and Japan in world war two. If we were to maintain our prejudice against our earlier opponents then we should have the same adversarial relationship with them that we do with Russia. We let go of this prejudice and now these three countries are some of our strongest and most committed allies.

The prejudice is so strong that Trump has been criticized for suggesting that we would be able to negotiate with Russia by the very same people who said that we could negotiate with Iran. A country that has repeatedly called out for the destruction of the US. There should be no reason why we trust that country more than we would Russia.

Desperation is Not a Strategy

Perhaps the most controversial tenant in the Trump doctrine is the statement “If you are not willing to walk, it becomes absolutely impossible to win”. This is a declaration that both countries should be willing to work together in mutual self-interest. If that goal is not achieved then it is acceptable for both sides to walk away and seek to achieve their goals using other methods. If the other side knows that you are not willing to walk away then they have no incentive to give you anything that you want.

Let us take a look at NATO. Almost every administration from Obama to Bush all the way down to Eisenhower have wanted our European allies to pay more of their fair share. Yet every administration has failed and the US is paying a historically high share of the organization. That is because member countries knew that the US would not be willing to walk away so they had no incentive to agree to pay more. After all why would you when American leadership has shown they will not do anything if you refuse.

Final Thoughts

The Trump Doctrine is controversial because it asks us to take a look at the world as it is now, not what it was decades ago. We may have had a comparative advantage in business then that may have disappeared. We may have had an implacable enemy in the Soviet Union then that no longer exists. We may have threats now like terrorism that did not exist before. We have never had a choice of a different foreign policy and it is understandable that the experts who have only known the free trade centered America would be confused and afraid. We just have to take a look at the Doctrine with our own eyes and start a discussion as to the direction we want the country to be headed.