Ada Fisher: The blue-collar billionaire is redefining politics
Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 15, 2016
With no clear path to the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, many have chosen to express their disdain publicly not just for Donald John Trump but also for the process through which their hands were soiled.
Note the reticence of Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, along with their kinsman Jeb Bush, as well as Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney and others. They helped design the process but now won’t support the presumptive nominee, and that simply stinks. Trump was hammered during the debates about supporting the nominee for the party. Though at times all over the place, he did eventually pledge to support the nominee.
So did the others who now want to renege on their pledges and the rules which have their fingerprints everywhere.
In the North Carolina State Republican Convention, it was clear that the Ted Cruz people had out-organized those of “the Donald.” As the chairman from that convention noted, out-voiced does not mean one has the majority. Out-working or out-maneuvering the person with the most votes does not convey the right to go against the presidential primary vote.
Too many old guard Republicans, as well as a new generation bent on gaining control, are like the kid who is willing to take his ball and bat and go home if he can’t play on his own terms. We are becoming blind to a changing world that pits traditional biblical values against those of a secular society that in the minds of some is going to hell in a hurry.
When one sees a socialist gaining traction following the path of failed European systems of government, or a candidate who ought to be in jail for national security violations, or one who wasn’t born in this country but would stifle the 14th Amendment for others here legally, it may be time to listen to the billionaire who appeals to the blue-collar masses. The masses aren’t realizing the American Dream, and they are falling further behind in most economic indexes. Meanwhile, uber industrialists operate beyond the reach of home nations, providing a base and groundwork for a new world order.
Republicans aren’t looking at the clock. This may be the last chance for the Baby Boomer generation to exert its clout. Demography shows that the hip-hop generation, millennials and future generations will face a vastly different world than we had. There is no turning away from the fact that we don’t share many of their same personal values. Learning to find our connections is like wandering in the wilderness until we have purified ourselves. We can leave a guide for them, an unbelievable U.S. Constitution which has stood the test of time.
Trump’s ground game is redefining political campaigns by relying heavily on rallies and great television coverage. Those without an internet connection may be left out of the game unless we figure a better way to keep more people connected.
Many have tried to paint Donald John Trump — the non-drinking, non-smoking, thrice-married man — as unChristian and a lot of other things they likely are not called to judge. In the Torah and Bible, God often calls imperfect men, such as Moses or King David, to lead the people and raise a nation.
With his mass appeal, one can foresee a Trump victory with or without the full support of the Republican Party. It isn’t just about party unity but USA unity to make the country work to serve her people and be great again.
Dr. Ada Fisher of Salisbury is Republican National Committeewoman for North Carolina.