At least temporarily, the “race card” has been replaced in the deck of ceaseless politics and relentless cable news coverage by the “Trump card.”
There is no chance that Donald Trump will get elected and change America in the ways it needs changing, but at least he knows it needs changing, and he says so unapologetically.
The best thing about Trump is his lack of adherence to a strict political ideology. He is neither a conservative nor a liberal – he’s a pragmatist, like the majority of middle-class Americans.
The reason Trump is leading in all the political polls is because the one thing middle-class Americans have always claimed to be ours is our Americanism – our country and our flag – and it is being taken away from us by limitless special-interest money on the one hand and by rampant political correctness on the other.
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Sadly, when all is said and done, come January 2017, we will wind up with another president who is either a conservative Republican who favors tax breaks, deregulation and low wages to benefit big business or a liberal Democrat who advocates total taxpayer support of the “less fortunate” – either at the expense of the middle class.