In 1991, at the end of Desert Storm, a 19 yr old US Army Cavalry Scout Private who had just spent 8 months at war sat out on a street at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. He sat there on his duffle bag with his Battalion around him for 4 days waiting for the buses to come and take him to the King Fahad Airport so he could go home. Unfortunately, the politicians of the day never planned for how to bring so many soldiers home after the war ended so there was a shortage of planes. Politicians are great at talking, but terrible at doing. Finally, the buses came, and took the young man to the airport. The planes waiting were from Tower Air. The owner of Tower Air had volunteered his planes and staff to bring soldiers home for the cost of fuel only. Happily, the young veteran got home just in time for Easter weekend in 1991, and spent that time emotionally healing with friends and family surrounding him. That Private was me. The Airline owner Donald J Trump. That is why I will vote Trump. Loyalty for loyalty, respect for respect. Any questions?
Written by Ron Knouse
YES! I KNOW TRUMP TALKS LIKE MY FRIEND VINNY, THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER! I worked a fair number of years as a laborer in construction both before and after Vietnam. My dad took me to work with him while in high school and before my freshman year at UMass, Amherst. When I got home from Vietnam I worked another two years in construction. So, forgive me if I understand the coarse language of the billionaire, builder Trump. I MUST ADMIT MY FIRST CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY DROPPED OUT!
I loved the humble, yet amazing genius of Dr. Ben Carson. What an amazing problem solver he would have made as the president.
Then, I look at the bombastic Donald Trump. Yet, would you believe The Donald has a history of silent generosity? Note the story above. Two others I am aware of may not be confirmed by any source, but they came to my ears from the principals in both situations:
A small construction firm, with 24 employees, was named as a creditor in one of Trumps bankrupt casinos. The owner was out of his mind with worry, because he couldn’t pay his workers. He contacted Trump and explained his dilemma. The answer came the next day when a messenger delivered the amount listed in the bankruptcy out of Trump’s personal account.
The other incident I am aware of is more dramatic, but just as generous, if not more so! Trump heard about a family that was about to lose their farm. The head of household committed suicide thinking the insurance would help his family save the farm. However, the suicide clause gave the insurance company the out they always have for themselves. The insurance did not cover suicide, so without the head of household, the family was going to be tossed into the street. I’m not sure of the amount or details, but Trump bailed this family out and they were able to keep their farm.
So, yes, Trump is a narcissist, like Obama! The difference, Obama wouldn’t even help out his half-brother in Kenya, when he was in need. Trump has a lifetime of achievement, generosity and job creation for 10’s of thousands of people We all know Hillary is also a narcissist that only looks out for her own best interests. In fact, in my opinion, she is a crook!
If the American people go for the ruinous socialism of Bernie Sanders, kiss America good bye!
We are left with three choices. The more I learn about Kasich, I have to disregard him. So, for me we have the Constitutional Cruz, or the builder Trump. They better start working together or the crooks in DC will screw them out of the job of cleaning out the scum!
“She is a Bush operative; she worked for the architect of NAFTA, which has killed millions of jobs in this country; she was a member on the Council on Foreign Relations who in Sen. Cruz’s own words, called a nest of snakes that seeks to undermine national sovereignty; and she’s been working for Goldman Sachs, the same global bank that Ted Cruz left off of his financial disclosure,” Pierson said.
The above quote by Katrina Pierson is the one reason I sometimes feel Ted Cruz is a Trojan Horse among our Conservative contingent. However, then I look at his voting history, and how well he did representing Conservative positions in The Supreme Court and with a few exceptions, he has an outstanding resume!
Trump, while not a pure Conservative, represents many of our positions and also attracts the old Reagan coalition out of the democrat side of the aisle.
It is unheard of until this election cycle, but the dumb republicans have spent over $63 million dollars to defeat their front runner. That is insane!?!
I have been saying Kasich is also an OK choice! However, with his stance on trade deals that hurt the American worker, and his recent statement that he thinks Obama’s “anti-2nd Amendment” choice for The Supreme Court is”ok!” my mind has been changed. That leaves only two excellent choices that need to join forces, instead of fighting each other!
Cruz and Trump represent the great majority of Patriotic Americans. They pull together the best from the Republicans and the Democrats. Together, they represent the families that provide the bulk of the American work force. They appeal to the families that volunteer to defend our nation by joining the military. With Dr. Ben Carson, they can provide the examples of what is best about America: Patriotism, a strong work ethic for our nations youth, protect American workers, rebuilding the economy by increasing jobs for American citizens and bringing back to America the trillions of dollars parked by corporations in foreign lands due to the highest tax rate in the world.
Ted Cruz is the most qualified authority on the US Constitution, today! Donald Trump has one of the best records of creating jobs in a fair and equitable manner, for both genders and for American citizens of all races. They bring the best of America together! Throw Dr. Ben Carson in the mix. and you have a triumvirate of the greatest problem solvers ever assembled! IT IS TIME TRUMP AND CRUZ STOP FIGHTING AND JOIN FORCES! Trump needs to run all of his Tweets by Dr. Ben before blasting them out to the world. Dr. Ben’s logic and humble demeanor blended into Trumps fire and “can do” spirit will create an atmosphere of winning that our country needs again! Also, Trump has to learn how to control his New Yorker attitude and words, directing them into positive, productive channels.
Anyone wishing to join me in forming the TCC Pac, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I live in Arizona, so if you do not live here, let me know the best way to contact you so we can end the “garbage-gutter campaign” and get on with beating the criminals Hillbilly Clinton (remember two for the price of one) and the socialist Bernie Sanders.
THE BELOW ARTICLE IS GREAT, BUT LEAVES OUT THE ABILITY OF DR CARSON TO REMOVE THE SCHISM, CREATED BY BARRY OBAMA, BETWEEN THE RACES ! BEGINNING WITH OBAMA’S CLAIM THE CAMBRIDGE POLICE WERE STUPID, THROUGH HIS SUPPORT FOR THE GANGSTER MICHAEL BROWN IN FERGUSON. OBAMA HAS CREATED THE WORST ENVIRONMENT FOR RACE RELATIONS SINCE HIS PARTY CONTROLLED THE SOUTHERN STATES AND WATER-HOSED AND BEAT BLACK AMERICANS!
HERE IS THE ARTICLE EXPRESSING MY ENTHUSIASM FOR DR CARSON:
Although Ben Carson is a newcomer to politics, he’s done a relatively good job of sticking close to GOP pack leaders, even overtaking Donald Trump’s impressive lead for a short time. His political inexperience, however, leaves many wondering “can he do it?” Can Ben Carson lead the United States, help restore economic prosperity, protect us from terrorism, and calm racial and political tensions at home that threaten to destroy us? Can the fixer of people fix American politics? Here are some reasons why he just might…
He’s a catalyst for change.
Ben Carson will disrupt the status quo. Unlike many of the other candidates, Dem or GOP, he isn’t bound by DC political ties. He’s fresh off the political boat, as it were, and can bring a new perspective to Washington and the White House. He is willing to state what he believes, even if it isn’t popular, but he does it in a way that demands respect instead of ridicule.
He may be new to politics, but he isn’t new to leadership.
Carson doesn’t have much political experience, but he has a resume chock-full of leadership roles. He was director of pediatric neurology at John Hopkins, and if you don’t think that position entails tough calls and decisions that will affect vulnerable children and parents, then you have another thing coming. He’s also served on the boards of corporations like Kellogg Co. and Costco Wholesale Corp as well as founding and heading his own non-profit.
He’s the smartest in the pack of candidates.
Leading the United States of America isn’t brain surgery, but I would guess it’s pretty darn close. Ben Carson would bring not only his intellectual prowess to the Oval Office, but also his plain old common sense. While the intelligence of many of the candidates can be doubted, no one could ever doubt Ben Carson’s genius stature. Even though he’s new to politics, he has the ability to learn the skills he needs to be able to lead the country well.
He understands healthcare.
One of the biggest issues facing Americans in this presidential election is healthcare: the Affordable Care Act isn’t working, but no one seems to have a good plan to fix it. Because Ben Carson has worked in healthcare for most of his life, he understands the unique pressures doctors face and he understands that patients need exceptional but affordable healthcare. If anyone can fix our healthcare crisis, Dr. Carson can.
A characteristic that has been lost in American politics is civility. Recent elections feature mudslinging and name calling and ad homonym attacks but little in the way of truth mixed with kindness. Carson has proven himself to be soft-spoken and civil even to those he does not agree with. While his opponents dredge up anything they can to attack him, Carson responds with graciousness.
Ben Carson may not have a plethora of elected roles under his belt, but that doesn’t disqualify him from the role of commander in chief. Who’s to say that serving as a senator or representative or even governor–probably the job most similar in nature to that of president—prepares a person for the difficult job of leading the United States of America? Any new president has a steep learning curve, and we think Ben Carson can overcome that learning curve as well as anyone.
WE BELIEVE BEN CARSON CAN OVERCOME THAT LEARNING CURVE BETTER THAN ANYONE RUNNING TODAY!
We are certain any of the republican candidates are much better than anyone the democrats are offering. In my house there has been a lot of interest in Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Dr Ben Carson. However, Ben Carson seems to carry the day!
ALSO, HE CAN RESTORE THE IMAGE OF HARD WORKING, BLACK AMERICANS AFTER THE IMAGE OF THE GOLFER; DO-NOTHING DURING BENGHAZI; START WORK AT 9 IN THE MORNING; WASTED OBAMA!
What do you think? Is Ben Carson qualified to serve as president? Why or why not?
The hit piece this article is commenting on is found at this link immediately below. I suggest you read our answer to it first, then come back and click the link to see if I hit the mark, or am I all wet:
I AM A PROUD DR BEN CARSON FAN. The article we are responding to makes some hurtful, erroneous and outrageous charges against a man that is one of the few real geniuses of our times. Without further ado, I will list the charges and give you as factual an answer as I can.
Ben Carson is too smart; my cousin David Mazzola lives as a monk offering constant love; my aunt Anne Mazzola walks with the saints!
Why I like Trump, Cruz and Carson! They are all men that speak the truth and stand up for the people! My personal favorite is Carson. I fear the uninformed voter might get put off by his thoughtful, deliberate speech pattern. So if he is not the candidate, he should be picked as Vice President. Here is why, in answer to another writers attack on this great man:
Steve Nelson, the attackers claims are in bold letters.
He is a climate change denier-
Climate change is real. It has always been taking place. We’ve had a boiling ball, times of warmth and times of Ice Ages. WHILE humans add a very tiny bit to it, the Milankovitch Cycles are the cause of climate change. These cycles bring an Ice Age every so many millenia. That is why the ice caps are actually growing not melting as the global liars try to make us believe. Ben agrees with this fact, not some fairy tale that puny mankind can pollute our powerful planet into oblivion.
If reporters went after the facts of the unqualified Barry Obama the way the are “supposing” about a genius and accomplished man like Ben Carson, the USA would not have fallen into being the laughing stock of the world.
HE EQUATES ABORTION AND OBAMAsCARE TO SLAVERY-
Abortion is not slavery, but it is infanticide and murder. While in certain situations an abortion can be justified, just as executing a murderer is, or killing an enemy soldier in war would be. With all of the methods of birth control around, using it as a form of birth control is a sin and a crime.
ObamaScare might not equate to slavery, but it certainly was rammed thru as if Obama was a dictator selling a lie! (Have you save $2,500 on your premiums? In many programs you could not keep your doctor. Did the politicians and we the people have enough time to read the 2000 page monster or was it rammed through with “You have to pass it to find out what’s in it!”) I never heard Ben say it was slavery. Can you cite the quote?
HE THINKS THE PYRAMIDS WERE FOR GRAIN STORAGE-
While Ben said “It was a theory” that pyramids were for grain storage, there is a long historical treatise by some archaeologists that support that theory. If you want me to I’ll try to find it. One fact I do know is that when they open a pyramid the wheat will still germinate all these centuries later. What a great feature for grain storage.
HE LIED ABOUT WEST POINT-
“… a prior interview during which he stated that he was offered a full scholarship to attend West Point. On the live screen he claimed that he never said he was offered a full scholarship to attend West Point.” First, I read his book and saw the video. That is stretching the words a little. Ben was never geared to the military. He did meet with Westmoreland or one of his aids. There is some question about the date, but most of us can’t remember every sequence of every event in high school. However, Westmoreland was in Detroit a few months after the date Ben recalls. (Bill, maybe you can recall it all, but you were always the brainiest boy in the class!) Also, as a military academy grad you received what the civilians call a full scholarship. As a cadet you might call it something else, but to the average person you got a full scholarship with a stipend added in. That is what he thought was being offered
He castigates the “liberal media for doubting that he attempted matricide.”Never doubt someone’s redemption!-
Ben tells a few stories to show how he went from being another angry ghetto kid on the path to being a criminal, to turning his life around by turning to God! Compare his ghetto experience to the life of privilege of Barry Obama! It appears, by Barry’s own words, he turned his life around from being a coddled little boy into a druggy that did poorly in school. I must assume, he turned his life over again. This time to the devil because he became president!
WHAT A COUNTRY! EVEN A FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT, USING “AFFIRMATIVE ACTION” CAN BE PRESIDENT IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS IN HIGH OR FIRY-LOW PLACES! In Barry’s place, I assume he had both kinds of friends, but none were the same God that Ben turned to!
Regarding “Redemption.” I recently lost a friend that was Jr. Mr America (He won that title the same day I was wounded in Vietnam), Mr America. Then Mr Universe four times. He was also a criminal! He recently died of cancer because while he was a natural body builder through Mr America, to beat people like Arnold and the others in the Mr Universe category he had to use steroids. The last time I saw him before he died he wished he never used steroids! However, he was not angry about any other aspect of his life. He claimed if he didn’t act and associate with criminals he never would have gone to jail and have a chance for “Redemption.” When he knew he was dying he was a minister, and helping 100’s of people. He was also at peace. His name was Dennis Tinerino. Like millions of people that he touched, I miss him! His ministry was in Beverly Hills and he was a minister to the Stars. (Yes, not everyone there is a crazy liberal! Some have to hide their faith.)
Bill, do you remember out days of Christian Doctrine? I’m sure you continued to live a relative clean life with your dedication to The Military Code. However, your CD buddy had his tangent experiences, Like Ben and Dennis, I am so grateful that God saw fit to offer me “Redemption.” So, anyone that sneers at Ben, the ghetto kid that made good because of God, has no standing in my eyes.
Your information source, Steve Nelson, might be a very nice person. However, he appears to me to lack initiative, class and intellect even though he writes with a clear pen! If he can’t appreciate the hard work and genius of a Ben Carson, he may even be a little dumb. Yes! I would say that to his face! I bet he is a big Obama fan! Obama, the guy that had no experience at anything except to be pushed along by some very powerful people so he could one day do to the USA what no other power has ever been able to do in over 240 years–DESTROY THE USA!
When Steve Nelson says, “The greatest danger is that Carson is a black man conservatives can love. An MSNBC analyst suggested that Carson, if nominated, might win as much as 25 percent of the black vote. These statistics reveal the real challenge Carson might represent to the Democratic nominee,” I realized that Nelson is just another liberal demonrat (democrat operative) that is fearful. Ben Carson will pull a lot more than 25% of the Black vote. My guess is he will pull at least 50% of the Black vote. So, this is just another hit piece. A piece of propaganda from the liberal media that does nothing to help the USA. If this was the 1930’s and ’40’s I would think Barry was Adolph and the media was under the control of Goebbles!
I don’t need to summarize, because Steve Nelson does the best job of summarizing his smear campaign against a man that is 1,000 times better than him and me put together! He does this with the statement, “When Carson calls anti-racist work “political correctness,” how might one challenge him? Who knows the black experience better than a black man raised in poverty? When smug white intellectuals argue that affirmative action is reverse racism, we can challenge them to consider how their own white privilege might have stunted their capacity for empathy. When Carson says black folks are playing the “victim card,” what can be said?”
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