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Guest Column

"President Trump?"
By Patrick J. Fornari
Jul 29, 2015 - 4:49:15 AM

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America took a leap faith in electing our current president. The hope has changed to despair; change has manifested itself as division and derision. Barrack Obama is a product that was manufactured by the Democratic National Committee, he's not a President.

Will America go from "Chump to Trump?" Can America shift gears in a manner which obvious contrast would be politically and socially earth shattering? Yes it can, especially since the fair and patient American constituency is approaching its political breaking point. I am not talking about the vast numbers of the uninformed class that unfortunately occupy 51% of our electorate or the non-voter class. I'm referring to informed average Americans which in my opinion comprise the genuine collective genius of our unique country. That is the segment of potential voters that Donald Trump has roused. Mr. Trump hasn't prompted the silent majority to speak as much as he has awakened an even larger sleeping majority from their coma.

Hillary Clinton in my opinion is the worst high profile campaigner, speaker and presidential candidate of the last half century yet the quality assortment of republican contenders are threatened by her because the Progressive movement and Liberal media exist as a single entity. Republican candidates are burdened with running against a sophisticated and unrelenting Leftist propaganda machine that shapes the message of the media, pop culture and the elastic tenets of the religion of Liberalism.

Then along came Trump; a candidate that is talking past the media, politicians and political correctness by speaking directly to the people. Mr. Trump's brand of populism reveals both parties perpetual Kabuki Dance. However, Trump has burned the traditional dance troupe's theater to the ground after witnessing a string of abysmal productions. What remains is a pile of flaming rubble which a parade of disgruntled former theater patrons armed with pitch forks use to light their torches.

Many claim a clown is attempting to ascend to the presidency. What they don't know or won't admit is that Mr. Trump isn't the clown of our current political and media circus, but the Ringmaster. It's a new dance, a new show and the choreography will change according to Mr. Trump's direction. This is not a reality show to Mr. Trump as some suggest, but simply reality. Most who question Trumps sincerity are not honest brokers themselves. They have been willing participants and beneficiaries of the horribly produced political farce shoved down the throats of the American public for the last thirty years. Who the real clowns are is up for serious debate.

Mr. Trump has a significant hurdle on the horizon regarding the upcoming debate. First, the American voters' conditioned predictable Pavlovian response to weathered stump speeches will garner some support for his opponents. In addition, Mr. Trump's "fellow" Republicans will no doubt assault him with an alphabet soup of acronyms assigned to legislation and federal programs in an effort to make him appear uniformed. His only defense may be to point out the futility of most legislation and the politically motivated distraction it provides. I wonder how each of the individual candidates would respond if asked, "What have you done for the American people lately?" Politicians spend most of their time fund raising which traps them politically and minimizes their time working for, or listening to "We the People." Not Trump, he's not asking for political favors or money. Trump spends his time campaigning and answering questions. The establishment Republican candidates and elite class of political pundits that surround those candidates are indeed well educated, but "The Donald" holds the Trump Card because Donald Trump is actually -- Smart. He uses plain language to focus on a few core issues which the average voter is truly concerned with.

The players who conveyed truth and passion have fueled most of the significant positive changes on history's world stage. They are the stars history rewards. Donald Trump is something more than a mere star however, for the moment he's more like an iconic rock band's lead singer that has jumped off the stage onto the supportive hands of adoring fans begging for their idol to body surf above them while singing their favorite song. Only time will tell whether or not they drop him to the floor. Mr. Trump's immediate future is challenging. A lesser competitor would fear it, but a true heavy weight fighter such as Trump embraces it. True punchers understand the value of the pain received as much as they do the delivery of it in a punishing cycle of motivation and satisfaction. I'm for sportsmanship and "how you play the game" but in the end the heavy weight fight exist to serve a singular purpose; determining a winner. That is how a true champion thinks. It's not complicated. Trump isn't in the ring to continue the customary Kabuki dance; he's in the ring to fight.

Mr. Trump is a puncher. He has had his share of losses as many fighters have but being in the fight is proof of life, proof he was here, proof he was heard. This is what many of Trump's supporters wish to feel as they stir from their long apolitical slumber. Trump is "their" fighter. I don't know if Mr. Trump will win this fight but I do know he has filled the arena. Anybody that might assume Trump's mandate will need to employ some of Mr. Trump's pugilistic techniques or they undoubtedly will be carried from the ring and world stage in bloodied disgrace.

However if Mr. Trump did become president, rest assured that the same ego and confidence that is currently marginalizing his opponents to a previously unimaginable degree will likely compel him to work twenty hours a day for the American people.

If there is one thing Donald Trump's substantial ego will not allow it is history or the American people remembering him as anything less than a great president.

Patrick J. Fornari
Author of "Commoner Sense"

Pure of Heart
by Patrick J Fornari
Jul 19, 2015

The reluctance to vote GOP is rooted in the perception that the Republican Party is not sufficiently conservative or libertarian. I agree; the Republican Party is a mere shadow of its ideological lineage. This harsh reality emerged with the ascension of the Tea Party in 2010. The rejection of the newly elected Tea Party types to congress by establishment Republicans is in my opinion the greatest political mistake of the last half century. This historic political snub defined and diminished the image of establishment Republicans whose campaigns and re-election benefited from the momentum of the Tea Party candidates. The failure of the establishment to embrace promising Republican political momentum revealed their self-serving aspirations taking precedent over GOP and national interest. The concept of "We the People" seemed to be furthest from the duplicitous political minds of our elected officials. We now have government of the government, by the government, for the government. I clearly understand the reluctance to vote Republican, even if you are a republican.

"Rotten Pig?"
by Patrick J. Fornari
Jul 14, 2015

Evidently in today's America it seems that you must have nine billion dollars just to speak the truth. Trump is speaking to and for the average working person by going around the media, the Democrats, the establishment Republicans and the constitutional conservative Tea Party types. He is speaking to you and me. The DC inside the beltway media and so-called expert political pundits may not understand him, but we do. This may be the first "We the People" election in many years. I really don't care what anybody says anymore anyhow, except of course "We the People." Wasn't that the idea? The idea of America?

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Patrick J. Fornari was born and raised in Indiana, and spent the first half of his three plus decade construction career working in the Midwest and Western United States, including Illinois, Wyoming, Washington, Colorado, California and Arizona. For the second half of his career, he worked construction on several Caribbean islands, giving him a unique perspective on his home country. Fornari currently lives in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

"Commoner Sense"
By Patrick J. Fornari
iUniverse Press
Published 3/7/2014
ISBN: 978-1-4917-2273-2
156 pages
Softcover $16
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