Is Trump an ‘Unmitigated Disaster’?

I don’t like to disagree with Thomas Sowell. He’s a brilliant man whom I respect, and I’ve never had to disagree with him before. I do it now with some trepidation.

Today, in his townhall.com commentary, Dr. Sowell called the emergence of Donald Trump as the likely Republican presidential nominee “an unmitigated disaster” for the GOP, for the country, and probably even for the world ( http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/05/06/an-unmitigated-disaster-n2158652 ). Gee, he’s that bad?

Sowell flayed Trump for his “unending reckless and irresponsible statements” and wound up hoping that some third party candidate would rise up strong enough to prevent either Trump or Hillary Clinton from winning, throwing the election into the House of Representatives and maybe winding up awarding the White House to someone, anyone, better than Trump or Clinton.

But for the time being, we face a very simple, however distasteful, proposition. We don’t really know what Trump would do as president; but I think we do know what Hillary Clinton would do, and God forbid she gets the chance to do it. In her case we are talking about a left-wing ideologue with a solid track record of criminality. So we are asked to choose between opening a door to a swarm of killer bees that will certainly fly out and sting us to death, or opening a door to the unknown. How hard a choice is that?

The American people are in this situation because we are governed by a political class, backed by academics and unions and movie stars, that has all but destroyed the country. That’s why Trump won all those primaries. That’s why millions of people are prepared to vote for him.

Dr. Sowell does not want Hillary Clinton to be president. That would indeed be an unmitigated disaster.

But until further notice, the only alternative is Donald Trump.

15 comments on “Is Trump an ‘Unmitigated Disaster’?

  1. Perfect ending. Wed on’t know about Trump, but Hilary would be a disaster. The GOP establishment did this to themselves. They didn’t listen to their voters and Trump capitalized on this. Great post.

  2. Sowell took a 180 degree turn to the left. I no longer respect anything he says. We’re lucky to have Donald J, Trump in this race, and even luckier as our next President. The GOP created their own “unmitigated disaster” by refusing to rally around the only candidate who can make the GOP “great again,” Over ten million voters support Donald Trump and very few support the GOP because of THEIR “reckless and irresponsible behavior,” Just like leftist doublespeak, Sowell needs to give up the ghost. This election is about globalism vs national sovereignty. The GOP made it clear whose side they’re on and it isn’t ours – we the people. But we’re smarter than we were 8 years ago and WE WANT DONALD J . TRUMP 2016, of the people, by the people, for the people. Don’t push us!

  3. And let us not forget – God sets up and brings down kings. Looking at how all of this happened, and the likelihood of it, there can only be one answer. God’s own hand is in this – whether it be to execute judgment on America or to pull it from the brink, we will have to wait and see.

    1. Oh! Obama wants the candidate closely vetted! It would be funny if it weren’t really happening. I mean, we still don’t know who the hell this “president” of ours really is!

    2. Unmitigated gall! This article points that – and much more – out and includes video.

      You’ve certainly generated some discussion! 🙂

  4. I’ve always believed that when faced with two undesirable candidates, it’s always better to vote for the lesser of two evils, but I’ve discovered I have my limits. When a candidate strays too far from my values and principles, it comes to a point that I cannot in good conscious vote for them.

    1. Obama got elected a second term because he was running against a democrat-lite. Why would people vote for a democrat-lite when they can have the real thing? For the record I did vote for McCain and Romney, how did that work out? We never win when our candidate is a few shades different from theirs, and once again we are in that position.

  5. Yep, totally agree. I’m very dubious about Trump, but he’s said good things and seems to be trying to at least appear conservative. There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that Hillary (or Bernie, for that matter) would be disastrous. It would be like throwing a bomb at a structure that’s already teetering.
    I’m definitely voting for Trump. I’m glad Kasich and Cruz dropped out; especially Kasich, as he had no business continuing to run after hardly winning any delegates.

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