“Donald Trump is dangerous”

By Tom Quiner

Bobby Jindal made some hard-hitting remarks targeting Donald Trump. He is spot on. Read it in its entirety, please:

Today, I’m going to put my own political mission aside and talk about something more important than myself, more important than any single candidate or person.

Our country is slipping away right before our very eyes.  We are descending down the path to socialism, dependence on government is becoming the new American Dream, we are unfazed by the selling of body parts as commodities, and we are pathetically weak in international affairs.  America is slipping away, right in front of us in real time.

And yet this is a moment of great opportunity for America.  This is a time when we can make dramatic changes, we can embrace conservative ideals, and we can literally turn our country around.

I believe the country is ready for that.  You can see it in people’s eyes, you can read it in the polls, America is ready for a politically incorrect conservative revolution.

The liberalism and incompetence of the Obama Administration have pushed us to the edge, to the point where you can literally see the idea of America slipping away – and people are dreading it, and they are ready to stop that from happening.

The American people have a massive appetite for a rebirth, a massive appetite for making America Great again.

So that is the context and the reason for what I’m going to say next.

I.  I like The Idea of Donald Trump

I like the idea of a DC outsider.

I like that he doesn’t care about political correctness.

I like the fact that he says things people are thinking but are afraid to say.

I like that he uses Ronald Reagan’s theme of making America Great Again.

Trump’s diagnoses is correct — the professional political class in Washington, including the Republicans, is incompetent and full of nonsense.  He is right.  The political class in Washington has abandoned us.  Trump has performed an important service by taking on the political class and exposing them for being completely full of nonsense.

II. But, here’s the problem.  Donald Trump is also full of nonsense.

Don’t get me wrong — His act is tremendous.  It’s a sellout show, and I’ve enjoyed it.

I laughed out loud when he read Lindsey Graham’s cell number on live TV.

I got a kick out of him giving kids helicopter rides at the Iowa State Fair.

And I was amused when he said the people at Jeb’s townhall were sleeping.

But, it is now time for us to do what Donald would do, and say the thing that everyone is thinking, but is afraid to say out loud.  So I’m going to do it.

The Donald Trump Act is great, and the idea of Donald Trump is great  — BUT the reality of Donald Trump is absurd, he’s a non-serious carnival act.

III.  So here’s the truth about Trump that we all know, but have been afraid to say….

Donald Trump is shallow.  Has no understanding of policy.  He’s full of bluster but has no substance.  He lacks the intellectual curiosity to even learn.

It’s silly to argue policy with this guy, he’s doesn’t know anything about it, he has no idea what he is talking about, he makes it all up on the fly.  According to him his health care plan will be “fabulous” and his tax plan will be “really, really terrific.”  He’s shallow, no substance.

He does not believe in limited government and he has told us that over and over.  From his belief in socialized medicine to his desire for tax increases, he’s told us over and over that he’s got no problem with big top-down style government.  He’s only got one real problem with Washington – that he’s not running it.

Donald Trump is for Donald Trump.  He believes in nothing other than himself.    He’s not a liberal, he’s not a moderate, and he’s not a conservative.  He’s not a Republican, Democrat, or Independent.  He’s not for anything or against anything.  Issues and policies and ideals are not important to him.  He’s for Donald.

Donald Trump is a narcissist and an egomaniac.  That may sound like a serious charge to make, but it is also something that everyone knows to be true, and he knows it too, and he celebrates it.  He told us the other day that he’s likes Kanye West, why? “Because Kanye loves Trump.”  He may be an entertaining narcissist, but he is one nonetheless.

Like all narcissists, Donald Trump is insecure and weak, and afraid of being exposed.  And that’s why he is constantly telling us how big and how rich and how great he is, and how insignificant everyone else is.  We’ve all met people like Trump, and we know that only a very weak and small person needs to constantly tell us how strong and powerful he is.  Donald Trump believes that he is the answer to every question.

Donald Trump is dangerous.  But not in the way you think.  Many say he’s dangerous because you wouldn’t want a hot head with his fingers on the nuclear codes.   And while that’s true, that’s not the real danger here.

The real danger is that, ironically, Donald Trump could destroy America’s chance to be Great Again.

As conservatives, we have a golden opportunity in front of us.  The Democrats have terribly screwed things up, and are basically giving us the next election.

If we blow this opportunity – we may never get it again, the stakes are incredibly high.

Donald Trump is not a serious person.  It’s all a solo act, it’s all just a show, and the joke is on us.  He’s laughing all the way to the bank, or to the polling location.  P.T. Barnum was never more right.

You may have recently seen that after Trump said the Bible is his favorite book, he couldn’t name a single Bible verse or passage that meant something to him.   And we all know why, because it’s all just a show, and he hasn’t ever read the Bible.   But you know why he hasn’t read the Bible?  Because he’s not in it.

The Democrats have practically gift wrapped this election for us.  It’s as if they know they’ve run the country into the ground, and they are running their worst possible candidate who is running the worst possible campaign.

The whole thing is set up for us to win – and yet we are flirting with nominating a non-serious, unstable, substance-free narcissist.

Nominating Donald Trump is a certain way for us to miss our opportunity to make America Great Again.

Summer is over, it’s time to get serious about saving our country.  It’s time to send Donald Trump back to reality TV – it’s time to tell Donald Trump – it’s been great, you’ve been great for ratings, you are almost as fun as Don Rickles, the show has been a blast.

We do in fact need to make America Great Again.  We do in fact need to fire everybody in Washington.  We do in fact need to get rid of political correctness.  That is all true.  And we can make America Great again.  But we will not do that by putting an unserious and unstable narcissist in the White House.

Our country is worth saving, and this is our time to save it.

The conservative cause deserves more than a power-hungry shark who eats whatever is in front of him…because sooner or later, we will be his next meal.

This is our moment, this is our time.  We can win right now, or we can be the biggest fools of all time and put our faith not in our principles, but in one egomaniacal madman who has no principles.

If we nominate him, he will self-destruct in a massive way in a general election.  He may be Hillary Clinton’s only hope.

Even worse, if you are a conservative, it wouldn’t matter if he won.  He believes in nothing, we have no idea what he would do.

It’s time to get serious about making America Great Again, so it’s time for Donald Trump to take the ride down his own elevator – It’s time to tell Donald Trump – no, we will not put an egomaniacal unserious person in the White House — “you’re fired”.

We have to put a committed conservative in the White House who will make our country great again and will ignore the professional political class in Washington.

Donald Trump’s campaign is not about making America Great Again, it is about making Donald Trump Great.

Obviously I think I am the right man for the job, but the voters will make that decision.  America is ready for a politically incorrect conservative revolution.


  1. Rich K on September 10, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Me and Bobby are sympatico here.

    • quinersdiner on September 10, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      Yeah, me too.

  2. JP Mac on September 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Could not have said it better myself.

  3. theraineyview on September 11, 2015 at 12:58 am

    “But you know why he hasn’t read the Bible? Because he’s not in it.” Sums it up right there.

  4. encourage the faithful on September 11, 2015 at 9:32 am

    That is the greatest stump speech I have read or listened to, Tom, in a long time. It is genius! Jindal is no shrinking violet and he loves his Catholic faith. Thank you for sharing this important info with us. There is so much cacophony surrounding this next election that I am sure we are missing important speeches. And this was a big and pungent one, LOL!

    • quinersdiner on September 11, 2015 at 10:44 am

      I agree, Jindal is no shrinking violet. I heard him speak at a small gathering of Catholic men here in Des Moines, and he was smart and strong. Nice combination. Great to hear from you.

  5. merlinobrien on September 12, 2015 at 3:02 am

    I think the reason people don’t like Trump relates to the fact that he and people like him are the real power in America and he is exposing that truth. If he doesn’t become president, he’ll still be pulling strings from behind the political theater. If Americans want an anti-establishment president, they should support Bernie Sanders. He has promised to make elections publicly funded so the money will be taken out of politics. I know you fear socialism, but when you compare socialism with Christianity you’ll find a lot of similarities.

    • encourage the faithful on September 12, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Merlin, I hear your heartfelt support of Socialism. I don’t doubt your sincerity. But I don’t agree that there is veracity to the claims of that ideology. And the Catholic Church agrees with me. Here is where many socialists go astray in my understanding and in the understanding of St Pope John Paul II. Socialism is a flawed construct of man. Christianity is God’s gift to mankind. Socialism, at its core, means no free will. Christianity, at its core, is all about free will. Socialism bows down to the State. Christianity worships and adores God.

      That there are similarities there is like saying Christianity and Satanism have things in common. What??? It is beyond irrelevant. There is at its core a corruption, a disorder.

      In Socialism, man decides WHOM he will conquer. In Christianity man decides WHAT he will conquer. The gospel of social justice, in Christianity, has been hijacked and corrupted by Socialists. People replace God’s commandments for their own feelings. Socialists eschew God for the State as the ultimate arbiter of freedom. I firmly believe as the Church does: that liberals are in rebellion against God.They choose to ignore the gospel of life for the gospel of social programs. It is as if they become their own gods eschewing the natural law for what feels good to them.

      Do we fear Socialism? Yes, we fear those who would want to conquer their fellow man. In Christianity, God rules as the benevolent and just King and there are mysteries He causes to unfold which, before the unfolding, we don’t understand. God has His reasons which faith allows. To whom will you trust your heart and your mind, your body and soul to? The fallen creature or the Creator?

      • quinersdiner on September 12, 2015 at 4:01 pm

        Good exchange. Thank-you Merlin and Barbie.

      • merlinobrien on September 16, 2015 at 5:36 am

        As you may have guessed, I am actually an atheist. However, i would like to say one thing about your comment. Your comments about socialism are not warranted. There has never been a socialist system in existence. There is actually no socialist doctrine. You may refer to the Soviet Union or Cuba, but you would mistaken “Socialist Capitalism” for the socialist idea. Jesus cared about people and thus was a socialist. That’s the clear difference between the two economic concepts. Capitalism depends on exploitation of people, while Socialism seeks to make life better for ordinary people. Thanks for your comment.

        • quinersdiner on September 16, 2015 at 6:52 am

          I can’t figure out, then, why capitalism always works so much better than any other system. Strange. Regarding Jesus, He did not call on Caesar to own the means of production; rather He called on each of us to voluntarily help our neighbor.

          • merlinobrien on September 16, 2015 at 4:02 pm

            Well, in response to your statement, I’d refer you to Marx. He didn’t say that the state should own the means of production, he made the point about producers owning it. This translates into what you know as cooperatives and worker-owned, self-directed companies. This, I suggest, is more closely related to helping your neighbour. I wonder if you know of the Spanish company, Mondragon, organised by a priest in the Basque region of Spain. It is about solidarity, helping your neighbour and private ownership in the form of worker ownership. You might find it interesting: http://www.mondragon-corporation.com/eng/
            Capitalism doesn’t work at all. It is addicted to mathematics. Economic growth is measured by transactions in an economy, it doesn’t care what the economic growth represents. So, for example, if more people buy alcohol, cigarettes or marajuana, it’s all good for the economy. Shopaholics are great for the economy and so is debt. The more people getting mortgages, the better for the measurement of the capitalist economy. It’s all a fable. If you measured the quality of health and education in a nation as a means to understand the economy, you’d start to see my point of view. We need to democratize the economy, i.e. true socialism.

      • Cruzin2victory (@leftsux) on January 13, 2016 at 11:36 pm

        Encourage the faithful
        That was an exceedingly astute and accurate depiction of the stark difference between Christianity and Socialism. Thank you for it.