Would I vote for Trump in the Republican primary? Probably not, for the simple reason I don’t plan on voting at all. But if I were to vote, I’d be tempted to vote for the Donald.
Yes, I agree with everything Catholic Vote recently pointed out:
Donald J. Trump left his first wife and married his mistress, only to leave her a few years later for another mistress. Reportedly he left his second wife by leaking the news to a NY newspaper and left the headline on the bed for his wife to find. In his book, The Art of the Deal, Trump bragged about having sex with many women, including some who were married. He has appeared on the cover of Playboy Magazine with a model wearing only his tuxedo jacket. He has mocked the disability of a NY Times reporter. He belittled John McCain for being a prisoner of war. His casino in Atlantic City was the first in the country to open up a strip club. His Twitter account is a running barrage of insults, lies, and personal attacks on anyone who disagrees with him. And did we mention he famously cheats at golf? Now who does that remind you of?
He’s hardly the man you want in office.
But I also agree with this observation from H.L. Mencken, which in 2016 rings true far louder than it did 80 years ago when Mencken wrote it: “…going into politics is as fatal to a gentleman as going into a bordello is fatal to a virgin.”
I mean, let’s face it: If a politician wins the presidency, you know he has the morals of a sewer rat, and you know Trump has the morals of a sewer rat. So what’s the big difference? Anyone who thinks the other candidates are more virtuous is blind to the corruption that has become the federal government. They might be more “virtuous” in their personal lives, but as insiders, they’re innately more compromised. Donald ain’t compromised.
And I know: Trump isn’t pro-life or pro-family. He’s pro-choice and pro-decadence. But do you really trust the Republicans to give us pro-life and pro-family justices?
Reminder: From the Roe court:
Harry A. Blackmun: Nixon appointee.
William J. Brennan: Eisenhower.
Lewis F. Powell Jr: Nixon.
Warren Burger: Nixon.
Potter Stewart: Eisenhower.
And lest we forget, Kennedy the Pro-Gay-Marriage Catholic was appointed by Reagan and Souter was appointed by Bush.
My biggest concern with Trump is his apparent stance that we need to deport 11 million illegals. That would be an inhumane travesty on the grandest scale. The mere fact that he says he wants to do it is scary. For that alone, I doubt I could bring myself to vote for him.