Mercers’ Statement On Trump Scandals

Posted: October 9, 2016 by ShortTimer in 2016 Elections

Via WaPo:

“If Mr. Trump had told Billy Bush, whoever that is, earlier this year that he was for open borders, open trade, and executive actions in pursuit of gun control, we would certainly be rethinking our support for him. If he had admitted to Mr. Bush that he had profited privately by allowing the sale to Russia of 20% of US uranium deposits or that he had amassed his personal fortune not by hard work in the private sector but by selling favors to foreigners on the American taxpayers’ dime, we would certainly be rethinking our support for him. If he had argued that he needed both a public and a private position on issues facing the American public, we would certainly be rethinking our support for him. And finally if Trump had serially terrorized and silenced the victims of violent sexual assault whom he feared could damage his political career, we would most definitely be rethinking our support for him.

“Donald Trump’s uncensored comments, both old and new, have been echoed and dissected in the media repeatedly in an effort to kindle among his supporters a conflagration of outrage commensurate with the media’s own faux outrage. Can anyone really be surprised that Mr. Trump could have said to Mr. Bush such things as he has already admitted saying? No. We are completely indifferent to Mr. Trump’s locker room braggadocio.

“The same media that resolutely looked away when the most powerful man in the world, a sitting U.S. president with multiple violent sexual assaults to his credit, snared an impressionable young intern in his web and ruined her life, now expects us to gasp with revulsion at Mr. Trump’s irreverent comments. America is finally fed up and disgusted with its political elite. Trump is channeling this disgust and those among the political elite who quake before the boombox of media blather do not appreciate the apocalyptic choice that America faces on November 8th. We have a country to save and there is only one person who can save it. We, and Americans across the country and around the world, stand steadfastly behind Donald J. Trump.”

Pretty much.  We’re down to two choices, and with Clinton who’s been there for 30 years and has been a problem, we know it’ll end poorly for the nation.  With Trump, there may be some things that come out poorly, but it’ll certainly be a better future than Hillary offers.

Milton Friedman said you could rarely get the right person into the position to do the right thing, so what mattered was getting the wrong person who ends up in that position to do the right thing.

With virtually any of the other primary candidates, those of us on the right/libertarian/conservative/classic liberal side would’ve found our candidate doing better.  But we got Trump, who does seem to have learned things during his run, and does seem to have changed a bit (not a lot, but a bit).  And we’re going to have to support him, or we risk ending up with Clinton & Kaine, generations living under a leftist Supreme Court, and a nation further fundamentally changed by elites.

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