Fearful Republicans Attack One of Their Own as Trump Popularity Grows


Jim Gilchrist on the nation’s southern border

Donald Trump is seen as a clear and present danger to his Republican competitors in the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

Not surprisingly, Republican candidates are targeting him for destruction.  The goal: eliminate the threat and acquire Trump’s voting block.

The unintended consequence of attacking Trump, however, is that millions of voters will flock to his support.

Voters dislike bullies and usually rally around the so-called underdog in a political race.

But, Mr. Trump may not really be an underdog after all.  He continues to garner more and more support every time another attack is launched at him, whether it be from a political machine or a corporate enterprise.  That certainly puts him into the “top dog” category.

Aside from cheering for a political underdog, perhaps the voters also appreciate Trump’s ability to speak                         directly to the voters about real issues threatening their domestic tranquility and their way of life.

In terms that they can understand, Trump speaks to the voters about serious issues without the rhetorical side-stepping so common with career politicians.  He talks about real problems facing our nation:  a rampant illegal alien invasion, an oppressive tax system, endless government regulatory interference in the lives of everyday Americans, a fading economic future for American families, haphazard military police actions in foreign lands, a virtually non-existent geographical border with Mexico, and a reckless disregard for U.S. immigration laws.

Sounds to me that Mr. Trump is more than just a clear and present danger to his fellow Republicans and his opposing Democrats.  He is a very credible contender for the office of President of the United States.